Post by nocturnal YL on Jul 15, 2014 6:30:01 GMT -5
Whoa! I'm surprised to hear that. I can imagine how using the FDS today feels like, although I'm more impressed that there are FDS disks still surviving today, given that they're magnetic disks from almost 30 years ago.
Fans have figured out how to repair them. Most of the time they need their drive belt replaced or the magnetic head slightly adjusted. The person who sold me mine fixed it herself before sending it to me.
So I made the Platinum status for 2014... and I'm torn between Game & Wario and NES Remix. I already got most of the games that Club Nintendo is offering as digital rewards so those two games are the Wii U games I don't have yet.
I have been holding onto hope that Nintendo would release NES Remix 1+2 as a retail game in North America for months but it doesn't look like it's happening. I'm not sure if Game & Wario will entertain me for too long since it seems to have about 20 microgames instead of 100+ microgames like in other WarioWare games... and I usually don't have other people to play games with me in person.
Oh, and I just got Wind Waker HD for free by registering Mario Kart 8. Well, it was either that or Wii Party U and I already got the other two games last Christmas.
I went with Game & Wario because it's the better offer... I can see myself paying fifteen actual dollars for NES Remix or Dr. Luigi, but not thirty dollars for Game & Wario, so I thought: "Why not get this game I don't really plan on paying for?"
If you have DDP to think about, it's also the best thing there since it'll net you 300 points towards a new gift card (so because of this, choosing Game & Wario also meant that I could get Wrecking Crew).
I finally got a GBASP AGS-101 model. That's the one with the backlight. It's something that has been on the backburner for a while, since I had an AGS-001 (frontlit) model and it wasn't really pressing to get the AGS-101, but it was pretty painful to transition between the beautiful 3DS and GamePad to the AGS-001. This one showed up on eBay in a lot for $65, so it came with the games pictured (and also Namco Museum and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, which I gave to my girlfriend) as well as pretty much every fathomable cord: wall charger, car charger, link cable, some weird robotic stand. The only thing it didn't come with is the GCN connector... fortunately I already have one. I guess it didn't come with the headphone adapter either, which is a minor bummer.
The games it came with if you can't make them out: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (this is really what sealed the deal, since I've been looking to pick this up as well), Pokemon Silver, Dynasty Warriors Advance, Texas Hold 'Em Poker (ehhh whatever), and of course the previously mentioned SMB3 and Namco Museum.
It was also supposed to come with a Drake & Josh game for the GBA, but that wasn't in the box. I'm not too bent about it
Mostly it's just a matter of finding the right inserts over at thecoverproject.net and fitting them into an old DS case with a GBA slot. Game Boy and Game Boy Color games requiring the case to be a little more modified, but then for other systems it can be a little more involved.
I'm not too great with image programs, but I do make my own inserts if I can't find any already made:
Little Shop of Horrors soundtrack in a Genesis case:
Meh, I've decided to just get Dillon's Rolling Western. It's a new franchise that I've never tried before... against my better judgment and get Dr. Luigi, I think I'll use my Platinum status to get Dillon's Rolling Western... at least it's free.
Oh, I also got Advance Wars from Wii U eShop. This is my first time playing a game in this series. I really like it... it's a little hard to remember which units are strong/weak against which units... I just cleared the tutorial missions and now I'm starting the campaign missions.
I also got The Mysterious Murasame Castle from 3DS eShop. It's fun but I hate how I'm always dying and there's no way to expand my life meter (like Heart Containers in Zelda games). At least Takamaru can deflect ninja stars with his sword.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 23, 2015 8:23:29 GMT -5
Fire Emblem if came out early. I'm so fortunate that: (1) all those leaks happen in Hong Kong, and (2) there are game stores close to my office.
So I got it. I got the Fire Emblem if Special Edition. I was very disappointed that I couldn't get the 3DS bundle when Awakening came out, so I'm so glad that I managed to get Special Edition this time. Not that they're anywhere close to running out of stock for now.
If you want spoilers, Serenes Forest has got many. I don't think I'll uncover anything that's not already known by now. Those eary players have an entire day of advantage.
Sooo excited. Now excuse me while I play it.
EDIT - Cleared the first 4 chapters. So far, I like the story more than I thought I would. This also feels more like Fire Emblem than Awakening did to me, and you actually have to think a bit instead of relying on the Pair Up system.
Difficulty-wise, it's easy thus far (at Lunatic Classic).
Post by nocturnal YL on Jul 29, 2015 12:58:57 GMT -5
Just bought Daigasso Band Prothers P Debut, a lite version with only 4 starting songs plus 5 are exclusively free for this version (and 4 more that are presently free anyway) and no recording and composition function. I've always wanted to get Band Brothers, but I'm also not interested in the majority of the songs, so getting a lite version at only 200 yen is quite a bargain to me.
Editing this since I don't think anyone would bother talking about Band Brothers.
I have been wondering what the radio function does. Turns out that there're quite a few fictional radio programs that will play on-demand. There are also advertisements (as full-fledged video) for in-game contents (both free and paid). The contents change regularly.
They also have this program featuring virtual idol You Ayasaki. The fact that this comes from Nintendo took me off guard.
All in all, this thing proved t be more entertaining than I thought as first, even though I failed pretty hard at the actual game. 200 yen well spent.
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5