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@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.


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#21 Quantumhawk

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 05:44 PM

Finished the campaign. Bumblebee is so awesome.

#22 tealsummernights

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 07:27 PM

Played it for an hour or so. I'm not really a big fan of tower defense, but it seemed alright. The character models are really nice. I'm not down with pay-to-win, though. This would be pretty fun without it, just like Battle Tactics would have been. I'd rather just buy the game and have it, but I do realize that pay-to-win brings more profit.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 07:43 PM


I'm playing it until I get really burnt out and bored or I get Rust Dust and can read her bio.

-ZacWilliam, we'll see which comes first. Right now it's mild fun with occasional annoyance.
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#24 TriBlurr

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:31 PM

Managed to snag a 3 star Dustup early on. On the second last mission during the Ratchet portion of the campaign.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:57 PM

So... I got a 2 star Starscream, so now there are two Starscreams running around my base. Clearly this means Megatron shall fall, and then they'll have to fight it out for which one gets to lead.


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#26 Quantumhawk

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:09 AM

Got another Victorion component from a 2* crystal, 2* Jumpstream. That makes 3.

Has anyone else gotten Bumblebee yet? His ability is an AoE EMP which affects defensive buildings. It also doesn't take much energy, so I can usually fire it off 2-3 times in a row. Makes a huge difference in most fights, even more than Ratchet healing my team.

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#27 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 08:15 AM

So... I got a 2 star Starscream, so now there are two Starscreams running around my base.

Two star Starscream two Starscream star Starscream two *explodes*

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#28 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 11:53 AM

Quite enjoying this, for now. I like the characters and their models.

My team thus far is:
Optimus.
Jumpstream.
Sunstreaker.
Ironhide.
Ratchet.
Jetfire.
Firefly.
Silverbolt.

The character designs are an interesting mix of aesthetics, with some like Optimus going full G1, while others are there CW designs, and still others are a hybrid of elements from across there various incarnations. Although Sunstreaker seems like a hybrid of his Universe and CW versions in robot mode. While being the Dead End(?) mold in vehicle mode, rather than the Breakdown mold.. Weird. Then there's Silverbolt, who seems like he's nicked Unite Warriors Scattershots guns and chest design.

By the way, has abyone on the Spark made an alliance?

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#29 Jim S

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:15 PM

So... worth picking up?

#30 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:48 PM

Its certainly worth giving a try, yes.

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#31 Gizmoboy

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

I did drop $5 on it, but I don't plan on dropping much on this.  I've been playing clash of clans for over 3 years and have maybe dropped $50 total on that game over that period of time.  I don't plan on dropping any more than that on this one.  I just love that you can still play and fight others without dropping much money.  You won't win the game, but you'll have fun playing it.



#32 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:00 AM

I just got a two star Firefly, while having a one star Firefly. This is the one part i think is weird. I mean, you're going to end up with a lot of duplicate characters at different star levels. Wonder why they did it that way instead of simply letting the player combine their duplicate to boost their levels. It would lead to a lot less confusion.

And mean that you won't have three or four Optimus Primes wondering around your base.

Still, i like the game. Its fun without being to complex, and the pay to win thing doesn't bother me. Its just a nice way to pass the time. We do need an Allspark alliance though.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:06 AM

I'll start playing when you can be Dinobot.



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:26 AM

Can Autobots and Decepticons be in the same alliance?  If so, I'll get an Allspark alliance started.



#35 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:31 AM

Maybe an update will intro the. beast Wars gang. For now you'll have to settle for Dinobot Grimlock Walky.

A multi factin would be good, but i'll bet you can't.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 12:01 PM


Slag and Headstrong are apparently coming soon.

-ZacWilliam, I can't see this game holding me too much longer. It already takes two days to earn the resources to get stuff at the level I am now and then like 8hrs after that to build them. If that gets much worse I'm likely out.
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#37 Darth_Prime

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:44 PM

The game is fun, Im enjoying it for now.  Wonder how much money the dudes sitting on top have spent on this game already. 



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 10:01 PM

Game has my interest for now. I'll echo the comments that we need to get an Allspark alliance going. If we can't have a mixed Autobot/Decepticon alliance, we'll need two separate alliances, one for those of us that chose Autobots and one for those of us that chose Decepticons.

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 10:54 PM

So... what's the big twist about Megatron's master plan?


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 02:51 AM

Ten bucks says it's Unicron.

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