Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 1, 2016 13:24:34 GMT -5
I think the controller is smaller than even the Game Boy Micro.
Doesn't Ufouria require extra emulation effort to cater for the additional sound channels? As we've seen in the past, games that require special attention tend not to be chosen. We don't have Star Fox or the SNES version of Yoshi's Island.
At any rate, I don't think you can make a truly satisfactory embedded NES with just 30 games.
This system looks like it's good as a gift - It's the kind of thing that would make me delighted if someone buys me one, but I'll never bother myself.
The emulation quality seems to be great (so I was wrong when I said this was a toned down Wii U). 720p output support might be an overkill, seeing how the NES outputs at 256 × 224.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 18, 2016 15:05:04 GMT -5
Here is yet another interview with Miyamoto, Takeshi Tezuka and Kojo Kondo on Super Mario Bros 1 and 3.
Also, Nintendo has scans of all the original instruction manuals in both Japanese and English. The English manual for Super Mario Bros 2 corrects the Birdo/Ostro mix up in the original print. The StarTropics manual includes the letter, but the secret code is only visible in the electronic manual.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 19, 2016 19:34:31 GMT -5
I always suspected they were mixed up for two reasons: (1) Nintendo Power magazine had them labeled the correct way, and (2) I thought the character that looked like an ostrich was clearly meant to be named "Ostro."
Did some digging, and apparently the manual had a few different revisions! Looks like from the third printing onwards the Birdo/Ostro mistake was corrected, so I guess I had a copy made after that. I didn't realise Nintendo actually went back and made changes to the manuals of already released games back then, but it sounds like it was pretty common.
If you haven't heard the news by now, there has been a worldwide discontinuation of the NCM: NES (and Famicom for Japan) because it was meant to be a short run product that ended up experiencing very high demand.
nocturnal YL: I have a tendency to dislike a game because it's popular, or at least, I give popular games a harsher, more critical look.
Apr 12, 2022 15:07:04 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I think I do something similar in that I tend to favor less popular things. It's not something I do intentionally or even consciously; I think it's just part of my personality.
Apr 14, 2022 8:56:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Official pairings in games sometimes surprise me. Like <spoiler> in BLUE REFLECTION 2. Or Astrid and Makalov in Fire Emblem 10 which is less shocking but still unexpected. For a non-romantic example, Meta Knight and Dedede in KF2 work so well together.
Apr 16, 2022 8:49:20 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light is a… shocking experience. I'm at the start of Chapter 9 (so 3 more to go), and considering the side quests and maxing out character Talent Points, I'm about 70% done.
Apr 18, 2022 12:11:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll say this: I'm glad it's not a popular game. I don't need to worry about spoilers. Is it worth playing? Yes for story, no for other elements. An overall huge yes for me, because I really like the story so far.
Apr 18, 2022 12:15:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Almost anything I can say is spoiler, and I really think it's best to jump into it blind, not even reading the official website. I'll probably write a review on it, so stay tuned.
Apr 18, 2022 12:17:07 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I was done with BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light… two days ago, actually. It's quite difficult to put my thoughts in words, but at the same time, it's similar to what others would say about the game.
Apr 23, 2022 9:07:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My old computer died, on the same day I got my new one. The timing isn't exactly a coincidence, as it started showing symptoms a long time ago. I got very lucky that I did my backup and bought the new PC today. (Game review about 1/3 done, by the way)
Apr 24, 2022 15:10:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Now I'm not sure if I should post the review as is. I basically typed out the whole story, but that's exactly what I don't want potential players to read.
Apr 25, 2022 10:39:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Writing too little would make it difficult to appreciate why is the story good, but writing everything out would defeat the point. Umm…
Apr 25, 2022 10:40:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: And it's done! I decided to cut most of the story and only leave in a few examples. The cut part is even longer than the full review, but if anyone wants to know the story they should play the actual game or at least watch videos of it.
Apr 25, 2022 13:57:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I like that we keep posting cameos, even though Fry has no intention of ever updating the site again. But I guess the forum is still an archive.
May 11, 2022 8:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Looks like it's been a minute since TV Eye's been here, so I'll go post that in the thread as well. It looks like he made it to around the halfway mark, but now it's been 4 years.
May 14, 2022 0:46:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I was thinking about it because the thumbnail for JRose11's Red/Blue Dugtrio-only run reminded me of Hidden Depths' Dugtrio.
May 14, 2022 0:52:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finally starting to see some good equipment made out of my post-game item optimisation in Atelier Sophie 2. I don't plan to write a review now as I don't feel a burning need to unlike BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light; I'll wait until my next game's done.
May 19, 2022 14:09:54 GMT -5