EDIT - ...Say, I have a different idea for a Guess the Game session. I may want to do it once this is over.
I'll likely get tired to looking for good catch copies fairly soon, so if no one else takes over for that, then I say go for it!
Anyway, we're doing all NES games today.
NES: “Why is there a chainsaw in the kitchen?” NES: “Turn your NES into an educational coloring book!” NES: “Russian Robots on the Rampage!” NES: “Speed and skill are all that can save you.” NES: “Jeannie Jungle Kidnapped by Space Aliens!”
Guess the games!
Leon is not here? Alright, guess it's my turn then.
- Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom (I've been wondering why do third party text adventure games make it to oveseas but not the Nintendo ones. Probably because of the Japanese folktale and murder case themes rather than the genre itself.) - Color a Dinosaur - Mega Man 4 (A rather weird slogan...) - Cobra Triangle (Modify this slogan a bit and it would easily work for any Fire Emblem title.) - Adventure Island 3
Post by Nester the Lark on May 4, 2013 0:05:01 GMT -5
And here we go!
NES: “Feel the awesome power of 3-D rally racing!” SNES: “Six Stones with Unimaginable Power” N64: “Fly against the evil Empire!” GCN: “Expose the conspiracy. Capture the truth.” Wii: “Even like this, will you still love me?”
Post by Nester the Lark on May 4, 2013 19:08:57 GMT -5
All correct! We seem to have a two-man race going.
Leon +3 YL +2
Scoreboard Leon - 19 YL - 17 The Qu - 2 Wildcat - 1 Fryguy64 - 1
Catch copies: NES: “The forces of good have never been so bad!” SNES: “Journey into the Dark Side of an Ancient Civilization” N64: “The deeper you go, the greater the pressure becomes.” GCN: “All ships, report in!” Wii: “Sudden flashbacks and puzzling memories of a lost mother”
Post by Nester the Lark on May 5, 2013 14:30:29 GMT -5
Every single one of those... is correct!
Wildcat +3 Leon +1 YL +1
Scoreboard Leon - 20 YL - 18 Wildcat - 4 The Qu - 2 Fryguy64 - 1
Catch copies: GB: “An adventure you can really sink your teeth into.” GBC: “Get exotic! ...from Atlantis to Mars and everywhere inbetween.” GBA: “Another dream, another adventure!” NDS: “A tale untold.” 3DS: “The war on horror has begun.”
Post by Nester the Lark on May 6, 2013 13:31:58 GMT -5
A clean sweep!
Scoreboard YL - 23 Leon - 20 Wildcat - 4 The Qu - 2 Fryguy64 - 1
Catch copies: GB: “You're cordially invited to the galaxy's hottest cookout!” GBC: “Discover why they call her 'Perfect.'” GBA: “Speed is everything...” NDS: “A land of myths-A time of heroes...” 3DS: “Will you choose to ally...or to betray?”
Post by Nester the Lark on May 7, 2013 14:08:02 GMT -5
Scoreboard Leon - 25 YL - 23 Wildcat - 4 The Qu - 2 Fryguy64 - 1
Catch copies: NES: “No arms on Earth can withstand the power in your hands!” GBA: “Calling All Speed Demons!” GCN: “Amid the turmoil and tumult of battle, there may be seeming disorder and yet no real disorder at all...-Sun Tsu, The Art of War” NDS: “Welcome to the Ghost World.” Wii: “Hunt or be hunted”
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
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
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
Nester the Lark: Haha, yeah, still have it hooked up and use it occasionally. Was playing some Fatal Frame 5 recently in anticipation of Mask of the Lunar Eclipse.
Feb 4, 2023 9:42:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sometimes, I wonder if Nintendo deliberately leaks things like Tears of the Kingdom's price increase so that the "shock" and backlash doesn't overshadow the proper reveal of the game later.
Feb 8, 2023 9:27:08 GMT -5