Post by nocturnal YL on Sept 21, 2010 13:53:22 GMT -5
Really, really nice work. I've also read into your other "Virtual Console No Show" posts. Remember that Nintendo isn't exactly an expert in making Nintendo system emulators.
My only complaint is that your Konji Kondo's music post induced a good amount of lag, raised my CPU usage to 50% and raised my CPU temperature by 10K (or increment of 10°C). All those YouTube players are instances of Flash objects, and Flash is slow when you run some 40 of them together in the same page. (With Flash Player 10.1 anyway; haven't tried Flash Player Square on 32-bit browsers yet.)
Yes, I was indeed afraid of CPU performance with the massive size of that post. I may split it into two parts to try to alleviate the issue.
Edit - Did just that, so hopefully it won't be as much of an issue.
Thanks for reading the VC No-Shows posts, too. I like writing those. I'm sure there's good reasons as to why Nintendo hasn't released some of the games I've covered, but they remain glaring omissions in my book.
Post by nocturnal YL on Sept 22, 2010 14:04:54 GMT -5
Ah, the music pages are better now.
You're no good at puzzle games? Too bad. I'm pretty good at those (being my favourite and most proficient game genre), and to answer your post, - Wario's Woods is very, very difficult. Do not try unless you're really good at action puzzle games. - Mario & Yoshi is a pretty simple, straightforward game. You don't have to think much like Puzzle League or even Dr Mario, and you can pick it up easily - unfortunately, this game seriously lack contents as well. Again, not recommended. - Yoshi's Cookie is a pretty good game for burning up some extra time. It's not a lot pressure there, although you do often have some last pieces that you cannot clear, and it's rather frustrating. You also do the same thing 100 times over and nothing else if you play the NES version. The GameCube version is the best one, but you also get to clear... 990 boring standard stages (and it does get a lot harder by level 99) when you are not playing the new modes. Of these three puzzle games, I'd recommend Yoshi's Cookie the most. I've never played NES Open Tournament. I probably won't, either, as I'm never used to the UI of golf games outside of the ones made by Camelot.
I'm not too big on puzzle games - I find them boring, I guess. The only two I've liked enough to keep a hold of is Meteos for the DS and Sega Swirl for the Dreamcast. *shrugs*
I've played Wario's Woods, and it's not all that much fun to me. Yoshi I distinctly recall wanting to try when I was a kid, so I would consider giving it a shot. Yoshi's Cookie...I've never understood that one. Thanks for the comments, though, YL! I appreciate the advice. ^_^
Tonight, I'll have another article or two up, depending on how much I feel like writing.
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2010 14:25:11 GMT -5 by Wildcat
Post by parrothead on Sept 22, 2010 15:21:41 GMT -5
Wario's Woods was the last NES game released in both Japan and North America, but I noticed something. While Wario's Woods was first released in Japan, Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II came out in North America next. While the North American release of Wario's Woods is sort of like a re-release, Zoda's Revenge was pretty much the company Nintendo's last real NES game.
(Mario &) Yoshi was Game Freak's first involvement with Nintendo. Between this and the Pokémon series, Game Freak also developed the SNES Mouse-compatible Mario & Wario.
The 1983 Mario Bros. arcade rendition of Mario seen on the Japanese front cover of Wrecking Crew was last seen in the ending of the Game Boy title, Alleyway, one of Mario's least known appearances.
(Mario &) Yoshi and Yoshi's Cookie were also released for the Game Boy. Yoshi's Cookie was also released for the Super NES with extra features like a puzzle mode where you have a limited amount of turns to slide and match all cookies to clear the screen. In its VS. mode, Yoshi's sprite later seen in SMW2: Yoshi's Island make's its first appearance.
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
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Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5