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@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.


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#21 DeadPigmon

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:23 AM

well I was thinking of just getting him and converting him into a drink holder

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

Contra
Dragon Warrior 1-4
Ultima
SMB 1-3
North vs South
Final Fantasy
Excitebike
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
M.U.L.E.
Zelda
Paperboy
Star tropics
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Tetris
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EDIT: I forgot a lot of good titles.

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#23 Wing

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 01:34 PM

Blaster Master, Bionic Commando.

What was that one game where your character had his hands or arms replaced with robot ones, and you go around smashing stuff... You could get little robot helpers depending on what letter combinations you picked up.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:30 AM

QUOTE(videomaster21XX @ Jul 12 2008, 10:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've played the game and seen the reviews for this game. It's pretty universally agreed that it sucks.


Just out of curiosity, how many reviews = "universally"?

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

If it's that Angry Video Game Nerd moron, I'd take advice from a Wal-Mart employee before I'd trust him. Any game he sucks at, he swears at a lot. He sucks at a lot of games.

Seriously, the first TMNT game was my favorite of them. I never actually beat it (actually, I don't think I ever beat any Turtles game except Turtles in Time on SNES), but it was a decent platformer.

Also, A Nightmare on Elm Street was pretty fun, especially if you can get four people together to pay as a group (which will require the four-controller accessory, but hey).

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE(Asquian @ Jul 13 2008, 09:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(videomaster21XX @ Jul 12 2008, 10:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've played the game and seen the reviews for this game. It's pretty universally agreed that it sucks.


Just out of curiosity, how many reviews = "universally"?


*sighs* Let me guess. You're thinking that I'm basing my entire argument based on what like four people I know have said right?

I've been on at least three different message boards, all of which have had a thread about 'What games do you think sucked' and which when this game was meantioned, was agreed that it was pretty bad. Only one or two people saying otherwise.

Also have talked to many people in real life. Can't say the exact number, but it's been an estimate of 20 or more. All of agreed it's pretty bad.

Pretty much 90% of the people I've met who know of the game all say it sucks. So It's my understanding that it's pretty universally agreed that it sucks.

I'm not saying it will suck for everyone, but chances are...

But really in retrospec that can be a very bad argument as Final Fantasy VII is pretty universally agreed that it's the best RPG ever. Which it isn't.

In conclusion though, in the end it's up to the person who started this thread. They'll decide if they want to play it or not.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:35 PM

Zelda
Marios
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Star Tropics
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#28 VGMStudios

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:47 PM

TMNT 1 - only those who are a wuss cant beat or play this game! are you a wuss?
Base Wars - I so wish they would re make this game for the Wii!!!!
Not Tiger Heli but...
Jackal
Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers
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Batman 1 and 2
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:48 PM

Metal Storm, if you can find it. It's a side scroller game where you play a mech style robot. The graphics are quite good, animation is very smooth and it's the only NES game I know of with parallax backgrounds. The best part of the game though is the controls, they're very responsive. And you can flip gravity and walk on the ceiling. Many of the stages are complex and imaginative, requiring you to flip gravity several times to figure out how to advance to the next section. The boss battles are fun too, most of them featuring very large sprites, something else not found in many NES games.

It's not very long and it's quite challenging, you can pick up powerups but it's mostly one hit and you're dead. Still it's fun to play and one of the best NES games I can think of.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:41 PM

Lostorbit said it right and the music is quite good as well

Dont forget that it had two seprate models after you get an "A" powerup the Gunners armor changes the level designs are great and the later boss battles are inginious

Heres a little bit of trivia

The boss of Level 4 made an apperance in Irems R-Type Final


Also Heavy Berrel is a great Arcade shooter

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 07:34 PM

My favourite NES titles:

Crystalis.
Metroid.
Super Mario Bros. 2.

Aside from that, it really depends on what you like. If you're into RPGs, I would recommend Final Fantasy 1 and Dragon Warrior 3.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:37 PM

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I give up. This is the first message board I've been on to have any love for this game.

I mean I've never hated the game and pretty much exaggerated how one shouldn't pick it up, just because I figured people would be pretty indifferent to the game. That, and I tend to do that from time to time. Really I don't think anyone is missing anything if they skip the first turtles game. It's faults were a bit too much for my (and as stated most people I've met) tastes. It's a mediocre platformer at best.

But I give. Maybe I missed something. I'll have to go play my copy sometime and see if anything changed since I last played it.

I'm sorry I said anything.

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#33 Wing

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:44 PM

I think it's mostly nostalgia running their views.

I'm somewhere in the middle. I'd enjoy it more if my Virtual Console copy wasn't so darn choppy.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:58 AM

considering i just played(and beat it) again last month, i'm gonna say nostalgia isn't the deciding factor on why i like the game.



Yes, it's very difficult in a couple of areas, but no more difficult than, say, getting used to defeating robot masters in Megaman. If you've got enough control to withstand the patterns of them, then TMNT holds no horrors for you.

Beyond that, I liked the combination of gameplay elements then, and would enjoy and update to it now. the overworld map where you can cruise in the turtle van, hunt out different buildings for the side scroller levels, different items you can use, almost like Castlevania. Even the ability to rescue a captured comrade in later levels.

And, some of the bosses really just requires you use a specific turtle to beat them, so there's a bit of a strategy element.


People who throw down their controller because they can't get past the dam stage, then proceed to say "this game sucks" because of it, well, just lazy imo. most NES games take a few times of practice here and there.

don't get me wrong, i also enjoy TMNT 2 and 3 in their arcade style, but save for Tournament Fighters, which as a fighting game is in and of itself an arcade style, they've not really made a TMNT game w/ the variety to it the first one had.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:56 AM

QUOTE(Asquian @ Jul 14 2008, 05:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
considering i just played(and beat it) again last month, i'm gonna say nostalgia isn't the deciding factor on why i like the game.



Yes, it's very difficult in a couple of areas, but no more difficult than, say, getting used to defeating robot masters in Megaman. If you've got enough control to withstand the patterns of them, then TMNT holds no horrors for you.

Beyond that, I liked the combination of gameplay elements then, and would enjoy and update to it now. the overworld map where you can cruise in the turtle van, hunt out different buildings for the side scroller levels, different items you can use, almost like Castlevania. Even the ability to rescue a captured comrade in later levels.

And, some of the bosses really just requires you use a specific turtle to beat them, so there's a bit of a strategy element.


People who throw down their controller because they can't get past the dam stage, then proceed to say "this game sucks" because of it, well, just lazy imo. most NES games take a few times of practice here and there.

don't get me wrong, i also enjoy TMNT 2 and 3 in their arcade style, but save for Tournament Fighters, which as a fighting game is in and of itself an arcade style, they've not really made a TMNT game w/ the variety to it the first one had.


I'll admit, the game had some neat ideas, but all in all they didn't mess together well when I played. The dam level was just the straw that broke the camel's back. But as I've said before: I don't really hate the game, I just find it as a mediocre platformer at best. I could beat the game no problem. If I can beat the orginal NES Ninja Gaiden, and Castlevania 1 and 3, then this game won't be much of a problem. I just have no desire to really do so.

We all love our games that most people hate. I myself Love the PS2 game 'Galerians: Ash' That game isn't exactly loved by many. Hell I've found the game sealed for sale in a fry's for 3.99. People do NOT like this game, but I personally loved it.

Still doesn't change the fact that most people aren't going to enjoy it.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:53 AM

TMNT 1 Sucked. It really was a bad game.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:36 AM

Metroid
Blaster Master
(to confirm what others have said)

Boulderdash

Batman

Fester's Quest (if you like the part of Blaster Master where you're outside of the tank).
 
 
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:02 AM

Fester's quest looked extremely frustrating in AVGN's review....

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:44 AM

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Fester's quest looked extremely frustrating in AVGN's review....

I beat fester's quest twice in the weekend I rented it, way back in the day.

So yeah, pretty good game.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:18 AM

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