I've been replaying Sands of Time lately due to this new game and the movie coming out next month. Forgotten Sands doesn't seem to quite have the tone of the original game, and still looks like it's going for a little bit of a "badass" vibe. But maybe it's not quite to the same extent as Warrior Within. (I haven't done a comparison.) I won't hold that against it, tho. And at least it has the original voice actor.
And as Wildcat pointed out in the other thread, the SNES version of PoP is included as a Wii-exclusive bonus. On a side note, it's nice that the Wii gets those extra little perks, like when Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was included with Staff of Kings. That's a trend I'd love to see continue!
I saw that, and I think they've realized how terrible an idea it was to ditch the personality of the Prince in Sands of Time with the badass mofo prince of Warrior Within, so they're offering appeasements. The reviews have been quite positive for this, so I'm considering it.
I was pretty doubtful about this game because the Two Thrones bored me too much, so I was waiting for a Review to hear the Pros and Cons. With all the unlockable content, fun looking puzzles and it just looking awesome, I've added it to the list of games I'm hoping to get this year
At least I've already gotten WarioWare: D.I.Y. and I will be receiving Monster Hunter Tri tomorrow, so at least my list is progressing smoothly ^_^
I saw that, and I think they've realized how terrible an idea it was to ditch the personality of the Prince in Sands of Time with the badass mofo prince of Warrior Within, so they're offering appeasements.
And yet, apparently the "dark" Prince from WW is also an unlockable.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5