Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 14, 2008 11:45:34 GMT -5
Cool! I was wondering how many of these predictions would turn out to be accurate.
As far as the C64 is concerned, Impossible Mission sounds like a likely candidate to follow up (or precede) the WiiWare version. But I wonder if we would be more likely to see the NES version of California Games.
Also, who currently owns the rights to the original Turrican? I know Factor 5 worked on the later games, and Julian Eggebrecht has expressed interest in doing a new one. Does that mean Factor 5 owns the rights to the entire series?
Who was the publisher? Usually, if there's just the one, then it's the publisher that owns the rights, while if there's more than one, it's the developer. Doesn't always work (company buyouts, etc.), but as a general rule...
Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 14, 2008 18:50:38 GMT -5
Well, from some quick and dirty research, the original Turrican on the C64 was published by Rainbow Arts, which was absorbed into THQ in the late 90's. THQ is not currently listed as a VC supporter. Both the original and sequel were designed and developed for the C64 by Manfred Trenz. Factor 5 was only involved in the Amiga ports.
The various sequels seem to have been published by many different companies, with even different ones in each region. Super Turrican, which is already available on the VC in EU and NA was originally published by Seika (US), Hudson (EU) and Tonkin House (JP). However, according to GameFAQs, the VC release is attributed solely to Factor 5.
Almost all of the sequels/spin-offs after Turrican II were original creations of Factor 5, except for the NES game titled Super Turrican, which is not the same as the SNES game. The NES version was, again, designed and developed entirely by Manfred Trenz and released only in Europe. (In this day and age, it's almost amazing to think that a commercial console game could be programmed entirely by one person!)
It seems pretty messy, but I guess it boils down to who owns the rights to Turrican I & II and NES Super Turrican. Being that the only other games in the series currently rated for release are Super Turrican II and Mega Turrican, both Factor 5 creations, the prospects don't look so good.
Nester - The thing with Impossible Mission is that System 3 included the original on the DS remake. I doubt (although, this is the VC, and rehashes are common *cough* Capcom *cough*) they'd do that. But I've been wrong before.
Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 15, 2008 11:25:05 GMT -5
^ I somehow doubt that the DS game would block a VC release. I mean, it's fairly obscure, and most people probably aren't even aware that there is a DS remake (or that the original is unlockable within it, for that matter). I'm sure System 3 would be all for getting their game more exposure.
Besides, Nintendo still released Metroid on the VC, despite that it's available as an unlockable in Metroid Prime and Metroid: Zero Mission, as well as being a stand along GBA cartridge.
Heh, I know. Like I said, VC rehashes are common. XD My reasoning against Impossible Mission making it is that System 3 is also prepping a WiiWare version of the game, and if it's like the DS one, it'll include the original as well. I could totally be wrong, mind you, but we'll just have to see.
nocturnal YL: Not doing an update right now; jury's still out for whether Three Hopes should replace the original FE Warriors and whether there'd be other changes.
Jul 12, 2022 10:26:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My list could use some tweaking, too, but since it was entirely first-party games, I was considering making an entirely separate list of favorite third-party games.
Jul 13, 2022 9:13:11 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finished playing Atelier Ryza 2. The main story, anyway. Main takeaways: (1) BRSL really took a lot from it, from the summer theme to the 3+1 battle formation and certain plot points; (2) it's still not my kind of game, and it's too reliant on lore;
Jul 17, 2022 14:44:11 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (3) item synthesis, gems (used for the rebuild, copy and essence systems) and shop upgrades all eat up lots of raw materials, which is quite annoying; (4) it's just as I expected: much better than Ryza 1, but still not great by Atelier standard.
Jul 17, 2022 14:53:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: There are a lot of game genres and elements that I said I wouldn't like, and my game library would say otherwise. At various points I thought I wouldn't like music games, town management, time travel story or even SRPGs. My top favs have all of these.
Jul 19, 2022 11:27:35 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I was thinking about doing some kind of quiz game where we post questions asking each other how well do we know each other as gamers. After all, the regulars (especially Nester and I) have posted so much stuff here. I wonder if anyone is interested?
Jul 31, 2022 1:15:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ Sounds interesting, but of course, I wouldn't expect there to be a lot of participation.
Jul 31, 2022 10:43:12 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: With Nester on that. Could be interesting, though participation would likely be low. Still, could be neat, and for people who aren't as regular, could be a good way to acquaint or reacquaint members.
Aug 3, 2022 6:12:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll think about what to do with the quiz. I think I'll post mine in a few days. In the meanwhile, feel free to post yours (with your own rules) ahead of me if you feel like it.
Aug 3, 2022 6:44:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, if I understand, we think up trivia about ourselves as gamers that we can quiz other people on?
Aug 3, 2022 9:56:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Yeah, that's the general idea. I'm not decided on what type of questions / topics I'll have, though. Something like "Which level, outside of Secret Seclusion, have I not finished in DKC Tropical Freeze?" might be unfair since I never mentioned this before.
Aug 3, 2022 12:17:13 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Something that people may know, but not stuff that we've directly mentioned would be great. Like "Which Metroid games have I beaten?" for me. Questions without searchable answers would be a good way to introduce new trivia, though.
Aug 3, 2022 12:24:23 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I was thinking of things that I've mentioned on the forum but weren't necessarily well known. I suppose things I haven't explicitly mentioned might be more fun to try to guess.
Aug 3, 2022 19:43:46 GMT -5