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.)
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
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