Post by 8bitretroshit on Nov 8, 2011 13:24:16 GMT -5
Oh man, I actually got Tomba like a year ago and.... pretty much forgot all about it. Until now
I expected a simple 2d/3dish platformer, but instead got a RPG hybrid. Never got used to the weird hump attack though and didn't get very far... Maybe I should bother reconnecting my Playstation and give it another shot
Hell yeah you should! I also 100%'d that and the sequel. I actually considered Tomba 2 better than the first. Sure, the voice acting was...bad...but the costumes were great and fun to use. Not to mention the graphics were beautiful...
Well, the Ambassador GBA games came out and I've been playing those!
Well, I say that. When I first got the NES games, I dipped into most of them on the first day or so. With the GBA games, each one requires a lot of time. SO I started playing Yoshi's Island and Wario Land 4, then I beat Wario Land 4 (for the first time ever!)
I've just beat Metroid Fusion again today (not with all items) and so considering carefully what to play next. I've started Yoshi's Island... I should finish that really...
Post by Prince~Of~Light on Dec 23, 2011 5:29:25 GMT -5
Got Donkey Kong Country 3 too for VC (My most first DKC-game)- maan. So much memories. The world Dixie and Kiddy are adventuring feels so home: maybe because the whole "Scandinavia"-like places and such. (Forests, lakes, mountains, etc)
I'm enjoying the GBA games on my 3DS. I cannot say I like F-Zero very much. I cannot seem to make turns without hitting the walls. I'm having a hard time winning races.
Fire Emblem is surprisingly good! Not bad for a first impression. I'm still learning the ropes and I am beginning to grasp the types... it is similar to Pokemon in that respect. I'm currently on chapter 4 or 5... I just got past the monsters in the woods. I have like 11 party members and I am struggling to keep track of them, you know, their types, weapons, stats, and levels. But overall, I'm liking it a lot.
WarioWare... it seems to be pretty much the same as the Gamecube version I got many years ago. But for the first time, I discovered that this GBA version is the origin of the elevator pig background in the WarioWare stage in Brawl. I really love Dr. Wario... it's just as good as Dr. Mario.
Wario Land 4... I'm really liking it. Granted it's not Wario Land 3 (my first Wario game and easily the best in the series) it is pretty good on its own merits. I cleared the Sapphire and Emerald passages... I'm halfway done with this.
Mario Kart Super Circuit... how I had forgotten how hard this game was! I cannot make any grade above D... oh well, at least I finished in first place in all 50cc cups and the first two 100cc cups. Drifting in this game is kinda hard to pull off compared to 64, Double Dash, and DS.
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror... or more accurately, Kirby & the Amazing Great Maze. I keep getting lost and I'm not sure where I'm supposed to go. The Smash ability was pretty cool, though.
I've been playing the GBA Ambassador games (Not big Surprise), mainly:
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones - The first Fire Emblem I played/emulated. I did play it a lot years ago, so I decided to start a file on hard from the get go. Even after just beating Radiant Dawn a few months ago, Hard Mode is actually pretty damn hard. I just recently made it to chapter 7, but chapter 3 was pretty damn hard (all those darn ranged dastards attacking Ross...), but chapter 6 was brutal, with the Fog of War, the surprise buttsecks and the "time limit". Fun as hell, though. Oh, and Fry sucks for not playing this /jk
Metroid Fusion - I was so happy when this game was announced as an Ambassador game, since Metroid Fusion was my first Metroid game and I had lost my cartridge years ago. The first thing I do is restart the 1% challenge (I really recommend it to anyone looking for a challenge in Metroid Fusion, since the game is honestly quite damn easy) I was in the middle of years ago, in which I was stuck against Nightmare. Now I'm stuck at Yakuza... again. Ah, the memories... all the deaths... Fun as hell, though xD I guess I'm a glutton for punishment when it comes to brutal difficulty.
As for the other GBA games:
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror - Also played/emulated this years ago, but didn't play it that much. Ability-wise, not as awesome/diverse as Super Star, but I still love the game, especially the Throw, Smash and Fighter Abilities. Of course, since I know at least one person with Ambassador games, I can finally try the multiplayer aspect of the game.
Wario Land 4 - First time playing this game, but I love how Wario makes his own type of platformer with his own style. Makes me want to buy Wario... the Wii game >_>'
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity - Eh, idk. Definitely my least favorite Ambassador game, mainly because the presentation is terrible and because F-Zero GX is 1000x better. Really don't feel like playing this again, but I will. Since I beat Other M (admit it, it's bad, but Hunters makes M:OM look like a gem), there's no excuse to not play this.
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2011 14:00:24 GMT -5 by Shadrio
OK, so here's where I'm at with the Ambassador games:
Yoshi's Island I'm dipping into this from time to time and clearing a few levels. I started aiming for 100% in every level, but I forgot how maddeningly difficult some of them can be! I love this game so much. I guess because I played the hell out of this on SNES, I'm taking my time with it now.
Wario Land 4 On GBA I appear to have beaten a bunch of random levels multiple times on various completion attempts, but never got through the whole game (I think I fought maximum 2 bosses before). On 3DS I finally beat the game, but I didn't get the best ending. No matter what I do, I can't beat that inflatable teddy bear boss with a minute left on the timer.
WarioWare, Inc. On GBA I 100%ed this game. I love it so. On 3DS I have beaten the main game and unlocked all levels on the Grid. The only thing left to unlock is Pyoro 2 by beating the scores on all the Grid games. Good fun!
Metroid Fusion This was the first Metroid game I ever beat on GBA, and it helped distract me from a difficult gaming patch (my GameCube had just been burgled and I was freaked out). I have a lot of love for this game, and so I just 100%ed it again on 3DS.
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap I beat this game on GBA, but I never finished it. I've just beaten it again on 3DS, only this time I have the 130 figurines (and 1 of the final set so far) and only about 10 Kinstone fusions left to do. I wish I'd kept a list... So essentially I've overtaken my original playthrough.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit I was shocked to discover how little I had unlocked on the GBA version. Unlike later games, I find that tapping the accelerator is more effective than power sliding 90% of the time. I've been dipping into it from time to time, but not putting a lot of time into it (not helped by Mario Kart 7, to be fair).
So far I haven't touched the other 4 games. I am looking forward to doing so, but I want to give each game the time and attention it deserves.
I haven't been playing with the 3DS Ambassador games lately... mostly playing Mario Kart 7, Mario 3D Land, and Pushmo... but whenever I do, it is usually Yoshi's Island, Wario Land 4, and Metroid Fusion... and when I have free time (as when the school semester is over), I may play Fire Emblem and Zelda Minish Cap... I also need to finish Metroid II and Gargoyle's Quest... god, I get lost all the time in one game and I keep dying despite getting the upgrades in the other. I love my 3DS game library.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 13, 2012 11:25:26 GMT -5
Welcome back, Arcadenik!
I've been looking around for a way to exchange save files for those 3DS download games. I may want to start FE8 once I get the save from someone who has beaten both routes (I wanted to use super trainees).
After so many long years (yes, years), my 1% challenge that had become stagnant at the battle against Nightmare finally started advancing once more. A few days ago I found out (on my own and by accident) that you could Space Jump through his arms if you were charging your Beam Weapon (AKA Pseudo Screw Attacking). Also, my biggest problem was never knowing from where he'd come from once his face was vulnerable and he started flying around, and I found out that you can manipulate him into going where you wanted him to go. Those thing made the battle much more manageable and I finally took him down without even getting hit.
Then I swept through Level 4 Hatches AQA, the infected BOX unit and the Restricted Zone. Now I'm currently stuck at Ridley-X. That should keep me entertained for a few more years <='D That damn tail! But I admit I missed his... "battle cry"...
EDIT: And, apparently, I just beat Ridley-X... um... yay?
EDIT2: And now... I beat the game with the 1% challenge...
Damn you, Nightmare... the name was well given.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2012 22:58:42 GMT -5 by Shadrio
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