Post by Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿ on Apr 11, 2020 6:32:24 GMT -5
I was wondering recently if the last Game Boy Color game (in at least Japan) was Doraemon no Study Boy Kanji Yomikaki Master (ドラえもんのスタディボーイ かんじよみかきマスター) (July 2003). It may not be the actual last game, and it depends on definition: do unlicensed games count? ; do homebrew games count? As my attention span is not as good as it used to be, I'm unsure at the moment; and sometimes find it hard to discipline myself to work/or plain overwork (with respect to self-care - it's a stereotypical Japanese/Chinese thing called en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karoshi ; also relevant web.archive.org/web/20170427090706/http://www.japansociety.org.uk:80/event/madness-moral-panic-japan/ - which is interesting how Japan is adopting British media and Britain is adopting Japanese media, but that may be worth noting in another thread). I'm not sure objectively (well by statistics but even so I don't trust statistics; they are useful though on the other hand) how much of an issue it was.
Korean Pokémon Gold and Silver for instance was released in April 24, 2002 in the data, but I don't really know the other Korean games or Taiwanese/Chinese/Hong Kong games (they definitely exist; as do South American (rather than North American) versions of Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal) Hmm. Additionally I'm interested in Finnish games; Mr. Gimmick was a special release in Scandinavia, and I believe possibly a Moomins game.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 11, 2020 9:24:49 GMT -5
Maybe it's just me, but I don't really buy the notion of super secret games that no one has heard of coming out long after a system's lifecycle ends. I normally just take Wikipedia's listings as is. Not sure about regions other than Japan, though. And no, games that aren't officially licensed shouldn't count. Anyone can write a program, so what's the point in keeping track of all of them? In the same vein, finding the final release on open platforms (Win32, Java, classic Mac, PalmOS, etc.) is meaningless. As soon as I make a program targeting those platforms, whatever you call the last release will no longer be such.
When it comes to "last game" I would consider games that would liscenced by the platform holder (3rd party) with the assumption that any 1st party software from the hardware maker wouldn't be the last since they would know about the own new (internal) hardware first and transition for development to that.
Since anyone with good programming skills could do homebrew I would not count them, because at what point would you consider "games" from them an actual game? - A single level tech demo? - An actual demake of something current running on the original (retro) hardware? - An original game with 5-6+ hours of content and win/loss conditions?
Just keep it simple and stick to game from officially licensed developers/publishers.
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
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