Post by Nester the Lark on Jul 25, 2012 21:43:24 GMT -5
Stumped it on my first try.
I was thinking of the monkey from chapter 3 in Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II, the one who makes you go thru that maze. Maybe that's cheating, as the character doesn't have a name, IIRC.
Still, it seemed to be on the right track at first. Its first guess was Donkey Kong. Then Lanky Kong. Finally, it went off the rails completely and guessed the dog from Duck Hunt, even after I confirmed that the character was a monkey. (Come to think of it, the dog from Duck Hunt doesn't have a name either, so maybe I wasn't cheating after all. )
Post by Shrikeswind on Jul 26, 2012 14:45:04 GMT -5
First try, he figured my Donkey Kong out. Second try, he couldn't figure it out. Funny thing is, he guessed it was a she, that she was divine, then went through, quote, America, Dublin, Greece, Egypt, and India, and had no idea where she came from. The correct answer would be "Amaterasu." Third try, I went with Birdo. He managed to guess. Probably didn't help that I said "I don't know" to "Is your character a female?" Fourth try, my idea was Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom. First guess, Selene, the chick from...I wanna say Underworld? The movie? Second guess was right Fifth try: Well, one problem I noticed: Is your character a male? Yes. Several questions later: Is your character a lesbian? ...Guys...can't be lesbians...
Anyways, I was thinking Karkat Vantas for character five. His guess was Pantskat. I wasn't sure how to call it, being that they're the same character but he should by rights have Karkat without pants, so I tried again and got it.
Trying a sixth time with Tingle. First guess: Ness. Second guess: Tingle.
I'll say, so far I'm impressed. But let's see how well he does against the obscurity I can imagine.
Seventh time is Swanky Kong. First guess: The Chunky Monkey himself, Chunky Kong. Wrong-o. Second guess: DK. Again, wrong. Third try: Gongon, from Super Monkey Ball. And he lost.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jul 28, 2012 10:14:19 GMT -5
It got me surprised in my first try when he guessed Cave Story's Curly Brace correctly.
Second try, had Sue Sakamoto in mind, he guessed Star Fox's Krystal first. Oops. Had to supply more answers to get that right.
Third try. Paris from Fire Emblem 13. He gave me FE9's Ike. Try again.... Oops, got Zihark. Turns out the character isn't in their database yet. (Also, the website's code is written in French. Interesting.)
Fourth try. I was thinking of the female lead in the Hostility UF series (FPS made with freaking Flash 4 by a Taiwanese artist), and I got... Metal Slug's Eri.
My conclusion's that Akinator's reach to obscurity doesn't reach... me. Heh. He also doesn't recognise characters in future games.
Post by Shrikeswind on Jul 28, 2012 14:11:38 GMT -5
Thinking back, I really should have.
EDIT: Just tried conflicting answers again. I was thinking Tavros Nitram when he asked me if my character was a female. I said no, but then, way the hell later, he asked me "Is your character a woman?" I therefore decided to test conflicting answers and said "Yes." He then immediately afterwards asked "Is your character male?" Yes. I think he just kinda over-rides an answer if it doesn't make sense with new information.
Nester the Lark: Hello, NinDB world! Post your shouts here! (But be careful not to wake the neighbors. )
Jul 21, 2020 8:45:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Guys, guys! I can't believe what I found in Zelda 1! The game features an Elimination Mode that for some reason not many talked about! I wonder if it's fun? (Don't actually try it.)
Jul 23, 2020 8:32:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Hey, I can edit shoutbox posts! This is already better than Twitter!
Jul 23, 2020 8:33:38 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: It seems like Cadence of Hyrule should be more popular than it is. Are people put off by the rhythm aspect? Or the randomly-generated maps?
Jul 24, 2020 14:01:59 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ Might warrant its own thread, but I think mixing rhythm and other genres usually resuls in gameplay too difficult for many. I can't handle it well either, judging from my scores in Dedede's Drum Dash.
Jul 24, 2020 22:46:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ For me personally, it simply hasn't been considered. It's a download-only game (until now) from a series I'm unfamiliar with and didn't feel like trying out.
Jul 24, 2020 23:02:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Ironically, I did create a thread for Cadence of Hyrule, but then deleted it thinking there wouldn't be any discussion on it. Maybe I'll go ahead and make a new one.
Jul 25, 2020 8:58:56 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Something to bear in mind about the shoutbox if you’re not already aware: It doesn’t show up on the mobile version of the forums. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but it can make it difficult to get into discussions for mobile visitors.
Jul 26, 2020 1:40:18 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also the more obvious character limit issues, and the format not really being conducive to longer-term discussion. It’s useful but limited; threads definitely still have their place.
Jul 26, 2020 1:45:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: (Honestly, Proboards mobile is pretty bad in general, but...)
Jul 26, 2020 1:46:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not sure if this works on all devices, but you can force the desktop version of the forum by scrolling all the way to the bottom and clicking the "Desktop" link at the lower right.
Jul 26, 2020 8:41:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I’m aware. I’m typing this from my phone. I’m just pointing out that, for people who aren’t aware or who may be casually checking in on their phone, the shoutbox won’t be visible on
Jul 26, 2020 22:04:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Is there a Discord for NinDB, by the way? It’s very popular with them there young’ns these days, so it might help activity.
Jul 26, 2020 22:07:47 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: There is no NinDB Discord. There was a brief discussion of it a few years ago, but nothing ultimately came of it. I rarely use Discord, myself.
Jul 27, 2020 8:58:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Hm. Seems like it might be a good idea if activity picks up. Not to be a pessimist but I do have my doubts that'll happen though.
Jul 29, 2020 3:00:10 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Okay not a Nintendo topic but I kinda need to talk about this because I just learned it and it's a thing so bleh.
Aug 2, 2020 23:44:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You remember Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, right? So apparently, 5 year old me was incapable of discerning male and female in non-humans, because *apparently* there's a female gargoyle, and the goat's a boy.
Aug 2, 2020 23:47:59 GMT -5