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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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#41 Blot

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:08 PM

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

Vice City was pretty fun.  That's about all I can say about that topic though.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:24 PM

I liked a lot of the options in san andreas, and they smoothed out controls and nicely boosted the graphics for five, but largely it's just not interesting to me. I see enough of that shit on the news every night, I don't want to be mimicking it.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

Legend of Spyro series and Skylanders are fun games!



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:21 PM

FFVIII is trash. As much as I enjoyed the soundtrack, I just cannot get into the characters. Except for Ward. Ward was awesome. He didn't talk much, so he didn't offend my senses.

 

The magic system is a travesty and thank every single deity they never went back to Junction.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:31 PM

FFVIII is trash. As much as I enjoyed the soundtrack, I just cannot get into the characters. Except for Ward. Ward was awesome. He didn't talk much, so he didn't offend my senses.

 

The magic system is a travesty and thank every single deity they never went back to Junction.

 

Triple Triad was the only saving grace of the game.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:42 PM

 

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd call it boring, but in large I just didn't enjoy it a whole lot. I'm mostly annoyed that as a whole, it kinda lacks a story. Its there, and there are a few good characters, but the open-worldness and ability to do any thing in any order kinda works against it, on top of having to manually search for parts of it. Becuase each area is designed to be someone's first, there's no real connection between the areas. There's nothing that really feeds into each other.  While that is true for some Zelda games, there is still a sense of progression of when you beat things as you got new stuff as you advanced that usually let you do stuff you couldn't before. But here you kinda got everything from the start. Being innovative and trying something new in the series is good, but For me it strays just a bit too far from the Zelda formula to really be enjoyable.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

 

 

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd call it boring, but in large I just didn't enjoy it a whole lot. I'm mostly annoyed that as a whole, it kinda lacks a story. Its there, and there are a few good characters, but the open-worldness and ability to do any thing in any order kinda works against it, on top of having to manually search for parts of it. Becuase each area is designed to be someone's first, there's no real connection between the areas. There's nothing that really feeds into each other.  While that is true for some Zelda games, there is still a sense of progression of when you beat things as you got new stuff as you advanced that usually let you do stuff you couldn't before. But here you kinda got everything from the start. Being innovative and trying something new in the series is good, but For me it strays just a bit too far from the Zelda formula to really be enjoyable.

 

I thought that they did a fairly good job with the concept of "all tools to solve puzzles and then making different puzzles with the same parts". The variety of terrain, and the ingenuity of some of it. It's an EXCELLENT game.

 

It's just not a legend of zelda game. Yeah, okay, fine, really good coat of LoZ paint on it. But it honestly feels like one of the devs came up with a really solid game concept and then marketing stepped in and said "This is good, but to make it GOLD...".

 

Still enjoy it though. It's my go to game when I'm working and "working" involves waiting in the car.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:55 PM

Breath of the Wild is the first Zelda game in twenty years.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:44 PM

While I will admit that Mortal Kombat Armageddon's fatalities were weak, its character creation was totally awesome and I enjoyed the hell out of it.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:46 PM

MK vs DCU was a great game.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:59 AM

Well apparently I have another to add to the list.

 

Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite one to date. I loved just how well you could use the Junction system to your advantage.

 

Final Fantasy VI on the other hand, has too many characters and the worst villain I've ever seen in any media ever.

 

Seriously Kefka SUCKS.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:40 AM

I dislike free character customization in games where characters have defined roles and personalities. Customizing your created character is fine. But it feels wrong to me to even have the option of, say, making Cyan a mage, or Lulu a warrior. I prefer games like FF4, with defined character classes, or FF5, where characters aren't slotted into any particular role by design. If you're going to have a game where characters are defined in a particular role, but still have some customization options, FF9's system is much more to my liking.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:11 AM

I like Dragon Warrior XI and all...but it completely baffles me why the decided to emulate Final Fantasy X's sphere system. It's a crap system and I hate it.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:25 PM

I actually love the Sphere System. Gives guided progression while allowing a person to play to their strengths and take favorite characters down paths they'd prefer.

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

I still like the Materia system. Heal-alls, Bahamuts and hp ups for everyone!
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

I'm actually sorry to say this one, but in the sea of Fighting game series out there.

 

Street Fighter is very basic and bland, and just not that fun to play.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:09 AM

I always thought Mortal Kombat was more fun that SF.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:27 AM

First let me say that I've played and enjoyed games from each of these series. But:

Mortal Kombat only exists for the gore. Dead or Alive only exists for the jiggly boob physics. Super Smash Bros is a party game. Soul Calibur...is alright. I'll leave that one alone.

That leaves Soul Calibur and Street Fighter as the only truly pure tournament fighter franchises I've ever played.

I'll be fair and say I've never played Tekken, Virtua Fighter or Blaz Blue. So I can't really speak about them.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

Actually it's the Special Moves in MK that I liked a lot better than Street Fighter.

 

I just felt the Special Moves were more fun and could change the gameplay.





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