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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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#221 Cradok

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:01 PM

CJ from San Andreas was the least likeable GTA protagonist.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:10 PM

See I'd agree with you on that cept Trevor Phillips exists so...


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:58 AM

I've played a mistranslated Final Fantasy VII (This guy are sick) and a poorly acted Symphony of the Night (What is man? I miserable little pile of secrets!). I've also played the PS4 updates that corrected said translations.

Not sure how unpopular of an opinion this is, but I prefer the mis-translated/poorly acted versions of those lines. They're just iconic.
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:15 AM

Dracula was great though. It was Richter who sucked. You could feel the disgust dripping from his HUUUUUUUMANS line


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:26 PM

Katamari Damacy? More like Katamari Dumbassy, amirite?



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:51 PM

I've played a mistranslated Final Fantasy VII (This guy are sick) and a poorly acted Symphony of the Night (What is man? I miserable little pile of secrets!). I've also played the PS4 updates that corrected said translations.

Not sure how unpopular of an opinion this is, but I prefer the mis-translated/poorly acted versions of those lines. They're just iconic.

 

 

I actually agree with you about SotN.. The old voices felt perfect for a B-movie vibe.. which I feel is great with Castlevania.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:18 AM

Meh, I'm a weirdo since I first played SotN on the Sega Saturn in Japanese, so I much prefer the new voices.  Super deep Alucard never made any sense to me.  I do like the original localization script better, though.

 



Here's one that I'm sure most will disagree with.

 

Open world games are RARELY fun.

 

Ones that weren't: Any GTA, Skyrim, Fallout, etc.

Those games are basically a job, so I totally understand.  I just don't have the time to get into any of them.  "Have you played Red Dead Redemption 2 yet?"  "No, I don't really have a spare 150 hours to give it."


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:06 PM

I have never played SotN and will never do so unless they make an HD remaster of it.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:11 PM

Why ruin a good thing?

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:37 PM

Yeah...SotN is 2D goodness nothing to mess with there

 

Also..

I kinda liked Castlevana Judgement


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:47 PM

2D is fine, but I don't share this curious affection that modern gamers have for the blocky low-res graphics of the past.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:46 PM

*hugs his beloved N64 Saturn and PS1* shhhh babies he is not talking about you there talking about um um the Jaguar...


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:31 PM

I like toys to life games...



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:08 PM

2D is fine, but I don't share this curious affection that modern gamers have for the blocky low-res graphics of the past.


Mostly nostalgia. But I can say from experience that small indie teams sometimes choose that style simply because good high res graphics are beyond what their team can pull off, especially if they don't have a dedicated art team.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:17 PM

I like toys to life games...

I like the concept: but it never pans out well outside of the US.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:29 PM

Emulated games are better than running them on their original hardware platform.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 08:51 PM

Emulated games are better than running them on their original hardware platform.

 

Only sometimes. 

Some PS2 games are still horrendous emulated because the PS2 emulator is held together with chewing gum and frog spawn.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:42 PM

I like toys to life games...

I like the concept: but it never pans out well outside of the US.


I like the Amiibo since they're not really required. They offer nice bonuses. But aside from Samus Returns...which I still don't appreciate, but I guess it is what it is...there aren't any games that require an amiibo to be played.

Meanwhile, my short foray into Skylanders showed me that if you want a character, in in a lot of cases, to unlock parts of a map, you have to have certain characters. And these little statues just aren't cheap.

I have a nice army of Amiibo. But it kind of helps that I know I can still play Smash Bros without them.
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:55 PM

 

 

I like toys to life games...

I like the concept: but it never pans out well outside of the US.

 


I like the Amiibo since they're not really required. They offer nice bonuses. But aside from Samus Returns...which I still don't appreciate, but I guess it is what it is...there aren't any games that require an amiibo to be played.

Meanwhile, my short foray into Skylanders showed me that if you want a character, in in a lot of cases, to unlock parts of a map, you have to have certain characters. And these little statues just aren't cheap.

I have a nice army of Amiibo. But it kind of helps that I know I can still play Smash Bros without them.

 

Yeah, kinda the same place. The figures are usually ludicrously expensive, the stores don't stock them often enough (cause they aren't being purchased fast enough due to price point,) so you end up missing entire series, the popular figures end up well over stocked and shelfwarming, while the few rare ones end up scalped. The net result is: hard core collectors end up going online to get the stuff they want, and parents and kids end up frustrated and wanting since they literally cannot get what they wanted in the first place.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 11:40 PM

I only bought Skylanders Supercharger on the cheep (paid 3 cents for the WiiU Starter) and a $1 for each Fig I have

 

Same for Disney Infinity caught a massive sale at TRU and got 2.0-3.0 starters for $3 each plus buy 1 get 3 free of the figs


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