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.
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
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5