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newBookmarkLockedFalling Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party
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newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #7 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
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Feb 7, 2007 5:25:57 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling Dewy's Adventure
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newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #12 - Trauma Center: Second Opinion
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newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #8 - Mega Man ZX
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newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #6 - Bonk's Adventure
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newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #5 - Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
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Feb 4, 2007 19:36:51 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #4 - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
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Feb 4, 2007 19:35:42 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #3 - Gunstar Heroes
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Feb 4, 2007 19:34:30 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #2 - Trauma Center: Under the Knife
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Feb 4, 2007 19:32:49 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #1 - Rayman Raving Rabbids
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Feb 4, 2007 19:31:27 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS Update
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Feb 2, 2007 11:53:49 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling Wii VC Third Party Games
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Feb 1, 2007 4:20:23 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #11 - Super Castlevania IV
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Jan 28, 2007 12:07:44 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling What Counts as a 3rd Party Game?
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Jan 27, 2007 20:06:12 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #10 - Metal Slug Anthology
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Jan 21, 2007 22:38:36 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
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Jan 19, 2007 13:39:48 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling The Issue
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Jan 18, 2007 4:36:51 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling 3PS #9 - Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
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Jan 15, 2007 4:02:34 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling Third Party 'Cube Game of the Week
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Nov 20, 2006 5:21:01 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling Lost Magic friend codes
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Nov 15, 2006 18:42:13 GMT -5
newBookmarkLockedFalling Metal Slug Anthology
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Nov 14, 2006 11:52:01 GMT -5


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Nester the Lark: I was thinking how I considered the original Donkey Kong Country to be a generic Super Mario Bros clone with fancy graphics, but SMB Wonder only just caught up to the level of quality that DKC Tropical Freeze gave us almost a decade ago. Nov 20, 2023 14:57:21 GMT -5 *
nocturnal YL: This is surprising. I see DKC as the least Mario-like platformer to feature a Mario character. The Wario Land games still feature Mario-style blocks and pipes, for example, while DKC lacks many Mario elements. Nov 21, 2023 8:16:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: True that DKC lacks a lot of specific Mario-like details, but it has the basic gameplay in that you run, jump, and defeat enemies by landing on them. I didn't see it as having much more than this, thus why I considered it generic. Nov 21, 2023 9:27:07 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Yeah, psychologically there is a 'first example' thing. When something new is released and is thought to be innovative, and becomes popular it can lead to comparing newer games to be like it (so we have newer genres like "Metroidvania"). Nov 24, 2023 18:28:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I find it interesting with platformers, it's less often that we regard platform games after Mario as "Mario-like". On this note, I also find it interesting how certain genres are treated differently. Nov 24, 2023 18:29:32 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: In addition to the "platform" (rather than Mario-like) and Metroidvania examples (incidentally there were games like Metroid and Castlevania before their release), some games are seen as "rip-offs" if people think they're too similar. Nov 24, 2023 18:31:26 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: An example is how some people treat Fossil Fighters, Robopon, Yo-Kai Watch as Pokémon 'rip-offs' or clones, and the 'monster-battling' genre is often seen as less 'mainstream' than something like 'platformer'. Nov 24, 2023 18:32:39 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Also on that note, often people on databases, wikis, etc. stick to only a few genre labels like "platform", "arcade", "fighting", "racing" etc. but there are many more ways to describe a game. Nov 24, 2023 18:35:03 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The developers may choose to advertise their game using their own genre, so for instance Starfy was given the label "marine action" in Japan rather than "platformer". I think in essence these don't exist in isolation though. Nov 24, 2023 18:36:28 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: It also reminds me of how there was apparently a debate on whether NES The Legend of Zelda is an adventure game or RPG (or something like that). Nov 24, 2023 18:37:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Happy 6th anniversary to my favorite RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2! Nov 30, 2023 20:54:33 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The Super Mario Bros. Wonder speedruns don't feel much like Mario speedruns. Any% takes more than 80 minutes, and features slow Wonder Seed segments and a lot of loading time. They're rather boring to watch compared to even the New SMB games. Dec 2, 2023 6:08:10 GMT -5 *
nocturnal YL: I've got a lot of Nintendo Switch demos that I haven't got to play. At this rate I'll never clear my backlog even if I don't buy anything. Dec 2, 2023 10:36:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've finally finished Ciel nosurge DX. Its end is directly connected to the beginning of Ion's part in Ar nosurge DX, which means I'll have to play through that to experience the whole story. Dec 2, 2023 12:45:14 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Going through everything takes more time than finishing an entire quadrilogy in the Atelier series. I think it'll be another few months before I even touch another game. Dec 2, 2023 12:46:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, this is of no use to most people reading this, but Surge Concerto confusingly has save data bonus that goes both ways. To experience the story in chronological order, do Sekai Link in Ar nosurge DX as soon as possible, then play Ciel nosurge DX. Dec 2, 2023 13:05:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Any advice you find online about needing to advance Ar nosurge's story to a certain point does not apply to the DX version. Just make the save data and leave it behind to avoid Ciel nosurge spoilers and not understanding Ar nosurge's story. Dec 2, 2023 13:07:17 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (By the way, the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Ar nosurge is available in English, but not Ciel nosurge. The DX version is entirely Japan-only. I have much to complain when it comes to localisation for both Gust and the whole of KOEI TECMO GAMES.) Dec 2, 2023 13:12:43 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Been a bit busy recently and haven't had a chance to respond to things until now. Dec 7, 2023 10:50:24 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Stories I've read that deal with fantasy races tend to have only a few named members in those races, and those tend to be outlier individuals. We don't get to know generic members in great detail. One exception is Xenoblade, which does the exact opposite. Dec 9, 2023 23:29:12 GMT -5 *
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