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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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#1 tec

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:37 AM

Rules are simple you get on this soap box simply state your Opinion and walk away

We can debate your UGO but you don't have to validate your opinion in anyway if you don't want

 

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The Saturn is a better gaming console then both the Genesis or the Dreamcast


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:48 AM

Paladins is better than Overwatch.

FF 7 is worse than Final Fantasy XIII.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:34 AM

Wind Waker is still a terrible game.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:38 AM

Chrono Trigger is overrated.

 

Chrono Cross is misunderstood and is actually a great game, but Trigger fanboys can't accept it as a sequel because it doesn't fit their vision.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:51 AM

I kinda like microtransactions.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:54 AM

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is wildly overrated.The main quest is dry and 75% exposition, and your character skills literally don't matter a single bit because within a few hours you'll have amassed the fantasy equivalent of a Iron Man suit that can allow you to do whatever you want anyway.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:56 AM

undertale was overrated and overhyped.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:26 AM

I still like menu-based combat.

The original 8-bit Zelda and Metroid games are still fun and I don't find the maps confusing at all (Except Death Mountain).

I got lost far more easily in Metroid 2 than I ever did in Metroid 1.

While I do think Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 are still great games and I'm glad they got a 3DS update, I can't think of a single N64 game whose graphics aged well, except maybe Killer Instinct Gold.

I wish Killer Instinct could go back to Nintendo. I miss it, but I'm not buying a damn MS machine just for it.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:35 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:36 AM

Chrono Trigger is overrated.
 
Chrono Cross is misunderstood and is actually a great game, but Trigger fanboys can't accept it as a sequel because it doesn't fit their vision.

Chrono Cross is a bad game and only gets the praise it does due solely to its name and graphics/sound.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:50 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.


I haven't actually heard anyone defend N64 graphics. But I pretty much just crapped on an entire generation of video games (maybe not the games themselves, but at least the graphics), so...I guess I was hoping it was an unpopular opinion. Because if the majority actually agrees with me on this point, that makes me sad.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:03 AM

I loved Ecco the Dolphin on Dreamcast



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:11 AM

The Game Cube controller was horrible for any game not made by Nintendo.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:19 AM

Risen 2 is a better game than Risen 1.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:38 AM

Hybrid Heaven was the best game for the N64 and it's sad that it was a third party game on such a crappy console since that means it'll never see re-release/remaster on a modern system.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.

 

Ill chime in on this

 

Games I still like on the 64 and think the graphics still work

 

Mario 64

Rush 2 and 2049

KI Gold

Mischief Makers

Zelda OoC

Mario Kart 64


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

Mostly Halo-related, but:

 

"Classic Halo" gameplay is stale and should be left to the past where it belongs.

 

Halo Reach was Bungie's best Halo game.  CE had a good campaign, but 2 and 3 didn't take off until you left Earth. Reach managed to get everything right.

 

Halo 4 is an excellent game, and had a great multiplayer (that's more fun than Halo 3).

 

The Battle Rifle being the only viable weapon in multiplayer is never a good idea.

 

Non-Halo:

 

FFX and FFXII are the best of the "modern" Final Fantasy games.

 

Kingdom Hearts was boring. 

 

Witcher III was also boring and had terrible controls.

 

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:40 AM

Not that I want to get too far on a N64 graphics tangent...but what the hell! I have time before lunch. Let me go through my entire N64 library, play a level each and grade on graphics, control, would I still play. No particular order:

Mortal Kombat Trilogy:
Graphics: Good, probably because they're 2D instead of poligonal
Controls: Actually pretty good. Having block and run between the kicks and punches is something I have to get over since I've gotten used to Duel-Shock controls. But still, pretty good.
Would I still play: Since I have arcade perfect ports of MK 1,2 and Ultimate 3 on the PS3, not likely. But this is still a very playable game.

Golden Eye:
Graphics: Ugly as hell
Controls: Just can't even. Seriously, strafing is crap, aiming is crap... I just can't even.
Would I still play: No. It was great back in the day. Lots of college dorm memories. But I just can't even.

Perfect Dark:
Graphics: Better thanks to the Memory Expansion. Still not great, but less headache inducing at least.
Controls: Same as Golden Eye, but aim assist helps a LOT. I was able to get through a level.
Would I still play: No. Make a remake or sequel with updated controls (and get Rare away from MS) and we'll talk.

Beast Wars Transmetals:
Graphics: Oh my eyes! My poor poor eyes!
Controls: Uh, you call these controls? I can’t control shit!
Would I still play: Hell…no!

Star Wars Shadows of the Empire:
Graphics: Hoth - Dated but not terrible. Not great, but not terrible. Ground Levels - Pretty. Not as bad as some others on this list…but still pretty bad.
Controls: Hoth - Pretty solid actually. Ground Levels - Bad. Strafing works, but badly. I usually prefer a third person view. But the controls are obviously meant for first person…and even then, Doom controls more solidly.
Would I still play: Hoth level, sure. Ground levels…no.

Ocarina of Time:
Graphics: Pretty bad. Before today, I would’ve said headache inducing. The only reason I’m giving it half a break now is because I’m seeing some of these other games that, heaven help me, are actually far worse. But I still can’t look at it for long. Thank goodness for the 3DS remake, because I love this game, but no amount of nostalgia goggles is going to get me to say these graphics are good.
Controls: Actually still pretty damn solid. I’d actually put them up against some of todays Zeldas.
Would I still play: On the 3DS, definitely. On the N64…eh…this is hurting my eyes.

Majora’s Mask:
Graphics: Better thanks to the Memory Expansion. But still pretty ugly.
Controls: Also very solid.
Would I still play: I didn’t get the 3DS version just because the thought of going through all that again is intimidating. I got through it the first time. But I remember a bunch of this game just being a slog to get through. But based on graphics and controls alone…yes to the controls. The graphics do kinda give me a headache.

Super Smash Brothers:
Graphics: Holy crap this is…this is just terrible. Terrible. Wow! Just…just wow!
Controls: Also pretty crap. And maybe it’s just me having gotten used to what Smash Bros has become ever since Melee onward. But…no. Just…no! It’s slow as hell and I can barely play passably well with my mains!
Would I still play: I actually have played this a bit along with WiiU Smash in preperation for the upcoming Switch Smash. But if I were to go entirely by the criteria I’ve been judging the other games by…no.

Donkey Kong 64:
Graphics: Memory Exansion makes it not the worst ever. Still not getting a pass from me. Constant camera movement hurts the eyes though. Lack of camera control makes it frustrating to do anything.
Controls: Not bad. Not as tight as the Donkey Kong Country games. But very passable.
Would I still play: Camera more than the actual graphics makes it too headache inducing.

Star Fox 64:
Graphics: This is where I show you I can be fair. 8 and 16 bit sprites are pretty timeless. Even though graphics have improved, 2D sprites never grow old. But to be fair, no 64-bit polygons are going to hold up to the sheer processing power of today. But this…I can give this one a total pass. To be honest, I was thinking this would be another “looks like crap here but the 3DS remake makes it look good.” But no. This actually looks really good on its own merits. I can unconditionally give this one a pass.
Controls: Solid as ever. Even on the N64 controller, it just works.
Would I still play: I have the 3DS version that usually sates any Star Fox appetites. But this one actually does play good enough and looks good enough…yes, I could easily play this still even today.

Killer Instinct Gold:
Graphics: Look pretty awesome actually. I can totally give this one and easy pass. Easily one of the best looking ones I’ve played today (aside from Mortal Kombat that only looks good because it’s sprite based). It’s actually pretty easy on the eyes as far as 64 games go.
Controls: Holy crap it’s been so long I’ve completely forgotten how the combo system works. I’m getting my ass kicked! But that really just me being rusty as hell. If I could learn the system again, the controls look pretty solid and responsive.
Would I still play: If I could relearn the combo system and “git gud” I think I really actually would like to try and get back into this…yes.

Edited by Caldwin, 27 November 2018 - 11:43 AM.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:06 PM

Mega Man how many times have we tried to play you and I just get bored and sold you off

 

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Mega Man (plus X series) is boring


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:35 PM

Microsoft's entry into the console marketplace and push to bring the PC gaming experience to the livingroom TV will be what kills console gaming in the end as they've eroded much of the uniqueness of the platform.



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