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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 videomaster21XX

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:52 PM

Let's see, a few more:

 

Mighty No 9 is a perfectly fine game.

 

Okami is pretty, but a hot mess gameplay wise. It's also not 'Zelda on PS2' I wish people would stop saying that.

 

Resident Evil is better as an action/horror game then flat out horror.

 

The stamina system of Dark Souls and similar games is crap and not only needs to be retired, but shouldn't have ever been used in the first place.

 

MegaMan X7 is the best in the se- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

Sorry sorry, couldn't say that last one with a straight face, Ignore that one.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:11 PM

I actually agree that Mighty No 9 is a perfectly fine game. Not a GREAT game mind you, but hardly utter crap like many make it to be.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:33 PM

Baldur's gate is a boring game.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:47 PM

While Turbo has its perks and will always have a place in my heart as the only Street Fighter II I ever owned on the SNES...World Warrior is still a fun game and the purest form of Street Fighter II to this day.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:26 PM

I hated most of the characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, especially the villains who tried to shoehorn in some sympathy right at the end. I ended up skipping most of the backstory cutscenes after a while.
Also Vandham.

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Also the entire game was basically "win easily in the actual fight, lose in the following cutscene". Every damn time.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:49 PM

World of Warcraft is not the terrible soul sucking monster everyone thinks it is.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:56 PM

I actually don't hate Ashley. Sure her xenophobia was hardly endearing and she was a petulant ass for the first part of the third game. Butshe does come around, she does drunk cute and her commitment to her family is commendable. I certainly have no desire to kill her off. And at least she's not a dull as that boring twit...Kaden...Kaiden...starts with a 'K'.

I also like Miranda. Sure she's a stuck up Cerberus cheerleader boshtet...but she also goes to great lengths to protect her sister and she did bring down her fathe5 and planted the homing beacon that lead Sheperd to The Illusive Mans hideout. Basically, if not for her, Shep never would've been able to takt out Cerberus and find the Catalyst.

I never really cared for Mario 64.

While interesting, the Metroid Prime series are not as fun as the 2D Metroids.

As much as I enjoy the DLC and updates, Final Fantasy XV was just fine in its Vanilla form.

Final Fantasy XIII was actually fun...in some places.

But it definitely did not need sequels.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 04:47 PM

I like Sega after it collapsed during the fall of the Dreamcast

 

Especially on the Xbox

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:28 PM

While interesting, the Metroid Prime series are not as fun as the 2D Metroids.

 

That reminds me. While the story of Other M is pretty stupid, the game itself is just fine and in fact pretty fun.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:55 PM

I kinda like microtransactions.

Yeah, I kinda agree.

 

If that and DLC keeps inflation from bringing up the prices of games, I am fine with it, so long as they are not game breaking to be without.

 

Also, I cannot play a FPS without the vertical controls being inverted.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:05 PM

While interesting, the Metroid Prime series are not as fun as the 2D Metroids.

That reminds me. While the story of Other M is pretty stupid, the game itself is just fine and in fact pretty fun.

I actually kinda agree with this. The gameplay was actually pretty good (aside from the authorization function. The story was just a big stinking pile of hot garbage. Unfortunately, they made separating the story from the game nearly impossible.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:40 PM

And the authorization mechanics are entirely because of story so...
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:49 PM

Consoles are superior to PCs for gaming.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 02:38 AM

I also like Miranda. Sure she's a stuck up Cerberus cheerleader boshtet...but she also goes to great lengths to protect her sister and she did bring down her fathe5 and planted the homing beacon that lead Sheperd to The Illusive Mans hideout. Basically, if not for her, Shep never would've been able to takt out Cerberus and find the Catalyst.

 

Well no the game would have contrived some other way, even if you did have the option of shoving her out an airlock half way through Mass Effect 2.

 

That being said, I would probably have been better disposed towards her if not for the camera mounted a foot behind her backside that the game insisted on switching to whenever she was talking.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:12 AM

While I understand where you're coming from with that, I think that's more the developers being pervs than any character flaw with Miranda. So I'm not sure I can hold it against her.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:10 PM

I preferred mario 2 to mario 3.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:11 PM

Skyrim sucked.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:06 PM

ESPN NFL 2K5 is still the best football game ever despite the outdated roster


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 02:56 PM

I have zero interest in any version of GTA, CoD or FIFA.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:09 PM

Skyrim sucked.

 

Elders Scrolls IV: Oblivion is when the franchise peaked, I feel.

 

Owned Skyrim since Day One, have yet to finish the main quest, any DLC, or even the Thieves Guild. Morrowind is a very lackluster experience now-a-days (Especially if you use a mod that modernizes the draw distance and realize how tiny it is).

 

Oblivion remains one of only two games I've ever 100% completed. I really ought to go back now that it's been a decade.


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