It's an old, now-defunct fan-site that a good chunk of the active community here used to be members of. Johans, Leon, Shadrio, Parrothead, myself...there's probably more that I'm not thinking of right now, but anyways. The concept was basically submitting ideas for the next Smash Bros. game (at the time, Brawl had yet to be announced,) with approved content being added to a topsite. The first link in my signature is to my successor, which...let's just say isn't as active as SBO was. Though it does better than the other group that came of it, in that it's been online consistently since opening now 13 years ago.
I feel old. Let's talk Smash Bros. Dojo.
So I missed the Direct, were Spirits announced there? And if so, what do we know about Spirit Battles from there?
Plz don’t forget me and my legendary GIF signature.
Dang, SBO, Glass Owl, Fusion Lock...those were some fun times. Are any of you guys still in touch with some of the other main guys from the forum?
Post by Shrikeswind on Jun 11, 2019 21:35:43 GMT -5
So obviously I haven’t been keeping up here at NinDB, but I think it’s important that I post the recent announcement here since it’s kinda a huge deal.
Let’s talk Banjo-Kazooie.
It’s overdue, and I’ll absolutely admit that I don’t like Banjo’s design - his eyes are a little too big for my tastes - but I’m only saying any of this because I’m still processing the massive news here. And there’s a lot here for me to be excited about, considering my love of the original game. Seeing the bear and bird back on a Nintendo console is a great sight.
It’s also great to see several of those classic moves. I’m very glad that they did not neglect to include Kazooie’s egg...ahem...laying, and from the perspective of a longtime fan, and someone who (maybe not publicly? Can’t remember. EDIT: Yes I did it’s in the Dream Fighters thread. And while I can’t imagine a huge amount of disparity between movesets because of how many abilities that mole teaches them, I’m still quite excited with how many I called.) has come up with a moveset for these two, I hope Blue Eggs is the side special explicitly for that nostalgic humor. I don’t see that being definite, but again, I hope.
Also. Spiral Mountain is the stage. I’m not 100% sure I like the choice since you spend so little time here per game, but it’s absolutely gorgeous and I can’t deny that.
All in all, there are things that I would have preferred to see in this announcement, but too much is nitpicking, and I’m incredibly happy that this is a thing that happened. Makes me want to give the ol’ N64 another bootup. Though to be fair, that’s not a difficult achievement. =P
(As a note, yes I am aware of the Dragon Quest character, but I’m substantially less interested in him pretty much because I’m substantially less interested in Dragon Quest as a franchise. I’m sure it’s up someone’s alley and I’ll mention that he’s here for the sake of complete reporting, if you will, but I have too little interest to write up an opinion piece like with BK.)
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I settled on the games I'll showcase for my NinDB Top 25. I've tried a lot of games, but a list of favourites is going to be imbalanced regardless. There are absolutely no NES, N64, DS and original Game Boy games in my list.
Apr 26, 2021 14:41:07 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Given that I just said what my favourite games are not long ago, my list will be unsurprising. Now, should I attempt to rank them? What aspects should I highlight to make them more interesting? Hmm…
Apr 26, 2021 14:43:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Remember the "Everybody Votes" channel on the original Wii? There was a section where you could submit your own suggestion for a poll. I seem to recall two of my suggestions being used, but I only remember what one of them was.
Apr 30, 2021 9:43:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
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