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: 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