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: I've been thinking about how would things turn out if we do another NinDB Top 25 after 5 years passed. One thing I'm sure is that the participation rate would remain low.
Aug 16, 2020 13:17:30 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So, having said in my post in Dream Fighters what I've been spending my quarantine on, what about you guys? How are you hanging onto sanity?
Aug 24, 2020 23:16:48 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also I don't know that I've ever spent as long building a Smash fighter as I did with WG, and I'm going to hit this one hard here, it was all the costume work.
Aug 25, 2020 5:28:43 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'm reminded why I don't bother with that. I had the luxury of easy-to-grab screenshots and it still took literal hours to finish that post.
Aug 25, 2020 5:29:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Let's not talk about me and sanity.
Aug 25, 2020 10:19:20 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Very well, we shall talk of other things, like shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.
Aug 25, 2020 11:51:55 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: It strikes me that perhaps I should not be mentioned in the same breath as sanity myself.
Aug 25, 2020 11:52:44 GMT -5
Boo Destroyer: RuneScape.... I haven't heard that name in a long, long time.
Aug 27, 2020 18:35:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I still play. Matter of fact, I'm currently playing. It actually just came out with a new skill this past March, if you can believe it.
Aug 28, 2020 2:59:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
Sept 1, 2020 12:44:53 GMT -5