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@  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.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (05 November 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Announcement! TF Roll Out Short Gotta Go Fast! Storyboard in the works! Green lit Real Soon.


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#1081 Blot

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:15 AM

It's actually less than it looks- the rebalanced maps and the optimal path to Midna are rather quick.  



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:10 PM

Very dumb question here: is Hercule Warriors basically a Samurai Warriors game with Link and friends?
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

Very dumb question here: is Hercule Warriors basically a Samurai Warriors game with Link and friends?

 

Hercule Warriors sounds like the DBZ counterpart.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:41 PM

Very dumb question here: is Hercule Warriors basically a Samurai Warriors game with Link and friends?

 

Yes.. Yes it is.. Without Hercule.. He's busy fighting Cell. ;)



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:13 PM

Very dumb question here: is Hercule Warriors basically a Samurai Warriors game with Link and friends?

 
Hercule Warriors sounds like the DBZ counterpart.
  

Very dumb question here: is Hercule Warriors basically a Samurai Warriors game with Link and friends?

 
Yes.. Yes it is.. Without Hercule.. He's busy fighting Cell. ;)

Damn autocorrect. I typed Hyrule! It is a funny typo though, given that I’ve been taking a break from Monster Hunter Stories by playing Dragonball Fusions. I remember all the fun I had playing the Gundam version of Samurai Warriors, so I think I’ll see about picking up Hyrule Warriors soon.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:22 PM



 



Very dumb question here: is Hercule Warriors basically a Samurai Warriors game with Link and friends?

 

Hercule Warriors sounds like the DBZ counterpart.

 

I was thinking the Roman/Greek myth version myself.

 

There was a Warriors of Troy, but I don't know if Hercules was actually in it.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:37 PM

Wow....there is a Samurai Warriors and it's the sister series to Dynasty Warriors.  I thought Lisbon was getting games mixed up.

 

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:39 PM

Um, yeah, I totally meant Samurai Warriors instead of Dynasty Warriors.... ;^_^
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 01:01 AM

Samurai Warriors on the 3DS was awsome! Played it for over 100 hours easy... Granted most of it was on my close to 4 hours a day to and from work. ;D


 

 

Very dumb question here: is Hercule Warriors basically a Samurai Warriors game with Link and friends?

 
Hercule Warriors sounds like the DBZ counterpart.
  

 

Very dumb question here: is Hercule Warriors basically a Samurai Warriors game with Link and friends?

 
Yes.. Yes it is.. Without Hercule.. He's busy fighting Cell. ;)

Damn autocorrect. I typed Hyrule! It is a funny typo though, given that I’ve been taking a break from Monster Hunter Stories by playing Dragonball Fusions. I remember all the fun I had playing the Gundam version of Samurai Warriors, so I think I’ll see about picking up Hyrule Warriors soon.

 

 

You know...a DBZ warriors game wouldn't be the worst things in the world all things considering........



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:10 AM

The story mode's been fun, if confusing at times. Sometimes it takes thirty seconds for the dialogue boxes to catch up with what's going on.

Leaving me wandering around unable to do any attacks wondering what the heck's happening while
'Oh no! They're gonna do the thing!'
'Bwa ha ha we will do the thing'
'Link stop them from doing the thing!'
Link must stop them from doing the thing
'Bwa ha ha ha we are doing the thing!'
'Help help they're doing the thing!'
'Bwa ha ha we have done the thing!'
Mission Failed: Enemy did the thing
'Oh noooo!'
'We have failed.'
'Because they did the thing!'
'Because they did the thing we have failed.'
'We could have won if they didn't do the thing.'
FISSION MAILED
'Oh look bugs!'
All that chugs through like a minute after The Thing was done.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:20 PM

Wait until you start trying to unlock upgraded weapons.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:30 PM

Of note, since the game doesn't tell you these things:

 

The A-rank for an Adventure Mode map has been adjusted.  Now it's variable by difficulty.  
If it's easy, it's 1000 KOs.  1200 is for most missions.  Hard missions (blue squares and red squares) are 1600 KOs.

Similarly, harder missions let you take more damage, but since damage taken is now graded on a percentage of your health and even the most mundane missions still let you take 150 and hard 250, it's not nearly as noticible.

 

The Twilight Map has double material drops.  The Termina Map has double weapon drops.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:02 PM

And what's going on with the My Pet Fairy thing anyhow?
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:44 AM

Got the LoZ Encyclopedia in today completing the Goddess Collection Books. And I got to say I think this is my favorite of the three. The first section is kind of a more in depth timeline again, but has bullet points of the major happenings as well as the next page giving small blurbs of longer explanation.

After those two pages it goes into articles on the major history and traditions with articles on the 3 OoT Godesses, Hylia, The Triforce and who possessed it over the course of the series in it's complete or desperate forms. The main 3 of Zelda, Link, and Ganondorf all get 2 page spreads of their different incarnations both in art and game sprites including remake comparisons for OoT, MM, WW, and TP.. And it keeps going with Sages, Spirits and Fairies.

Other lands and realms and their relation to Hyrule,

Different Races,

Geography and Nature (one section that does do it's best to find ways to explain the greatly shifting landmarks as best as can be expected :D ),

Life and Culture through the ages.

Weapons and equipment including a grid of swords in the games ( though I do notice the  Fierce Deity Mask's sword is absent). Monsters and Demons with 2 page articles on the Blins and Stals and a page each for Octos and Chuchus. And that ends the first article section of the book which is about 100 pages

 

Then comes the Database section that explores

Towns & Villages (and each section shows by what games they appear in)

Items

Dungeons

and Enemies and Monsters

 

The final section is the Archives which goes game by game in release order with a Plot synopsis,look at the Main Characters artwork, a character relationship grid, maps of the world, with some developer drafts and notes for the games. And man some of the Character relation ship diagrams are two pages on their own like Majora's Mask.And after the main games it even has a few pages with things on the Game & Watch handheld game, BS Zelda titles Links Crossbow Training, Special editions like the Master Quest OoT Gamecube disc, Hyrule Warriors, and the Tingle spinoffs. And then even proceeds to list off appearances in other games. As well as 6 pages of Japanese ad artwork. The book ends with a five page interview with Eiji Aonuma done 4 months before BotW released.

 

And as such it does suck that this was produced in Japan before Breath of the Wild released so there is only some stuff in the interview about it. So the burning questions about it's place in the timeline and comprehensive look at the game isn't here. But there is a "LoZ:BotW- Creating Champions" book coming in November so maybe we'll have a minor addendum to the Goddess Collection soon.Definitely worth picking up for the LoZ fans



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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:22 PM

The right way for me to play BotW is just go exploring and not bothering with quest markers or anything just stumble across something cool naturally like I did today when I found a random EX chest


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:42 AM

I did it. I finally finished BOTW.

 

I kinda wish I hadn't.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:15 AM

I'd take DLC or a sequel over this Links Awakening remake.

 

The AC3 remastering might fill next winters holiday break though I'll wait to see if it's worth getting on Switch or just firing it up on Wii U.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:29 AM

I did it. I finally finished BOTW.
 
I kinda wish I hadn't.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:42 AM

The speedrun thing cant apply to BotW because you can go directly to Gannon if you want

 

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That's why the keyword was 100%





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