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3931  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Andriasang is closing :( on: September 12, 2012, 05:10:37 AM
Goddamn. I actually preferred this one over 'the ghost of its former self' Nintendo Power and 'devoured an actually decent TV channel before becoming a mid season filler wasteland' G4TV.

Also over Siliconera due to not having to deal with malware attacks cropping up every so often.

Goddamn.
3932  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: September 12, 2012, 05:03:39 AM
That would require any sort of intelligence or competence or something beyond bare naked greed to come up with something like that.


It looks like a spin off to the original MMX, a weird side-story/prequel, or DLC; all for the phone version of the game. I'm pretty darn sure that's Storm Eagle in panels 2 and 3 on the right. :-\ Either way...the hell?

It's much more 'reusing art assets while only making one or two new designs period so that we can sell under a dead brand for the moniez' than anything else.

Yes, that's Storm Eagle. Yes, you get to fight him. No, it will be as a touchscreen driven RPG instead of action/platformer. No, there will be no platforming whatsoever. No, this game will not be better than even a Newgrounds flash game.

Based on those screen shots, your options at any given time will be A) Shoot and B) Defensive Maneuver with the occasional C) Special Attack.

If I haven't said it enough yet, Crapcom can go fuck itself in Hell with this Piece of Shit.
3933  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 10, 2012, 05:27:37 PM
I'm not a fan of tattoos but I wouldn't kick her out of bed.

She wears the holy mother on her thigh, right below what I can only assume is a tat of a sea monster.
3934  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 10, 2012, 06:20:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8gdhZxbuzo

In the memory of the channel that killed this channel.

Good fucking riddance G4TV.
3935  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: September 10, 2012, 06:17:44 AM
Sad to hear people getting laid off from work.

Never really cared about this game though. The video that was shown of it back when Legends 3 and Universe were still on the drawing board looked kinda weak.

Meanwhile....



Here's a game that I actually want to see get megacanned. Seriously, why is Soma Cruz a Megaman now?
3936  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 10, 2012, 05:06:47 AM
The big problem with the ZX series was that it wanted to be another Metroidvania clone which was a genre transition too far. Namely because one of the biggest tenets for the genre is having something to find for your exploration, even if it's just 5 extra missiles to add to the pile, and there really wasn't anything like that introduced into ZX. In either game there's a grand total of 4 Health ups, 4 Subtanks, 8 ability chips, 6 random miscellaneous items ranging from things like bread and cake to a classic series E & W-Tank to collect, and a bunch of useless data files and key items related to sidequests which would likely net you one of those ability chips, in-game currency, or more useless data files/key items.

ZXA was a bit better than that by making you go out and find 4 Biometal ups instead of making you play 'guess the second hitbox that contains your prize from beating the boss that gets worse when you hit said hitbox' (at least one of the Models shows you where to not strike but all the non ZX related models suck in this game) as well as a few extra equipables (but they were regulated to a monthly rotation thingy instead of having to go out and find them).

Beyond that though there's little else in regards to extras. ZX1 had a single secret area that hosts a boss rush and an extra Biometal (that's even more ridiculous than Model ZX) for a reward for clearing it (but this requires making use of your GBA slot and MMZeroes 3 & 4) and a NG+ option to refuse Model Z and keep Model X as your default Biometal. ZXA only had Model a (not to be confused with Model A which is the default model) as a NG+ extra but is a royal pain in the ass to get as you need to clear every medal challenge against every boss (including, among other things, fighting a boss with nothing but your Giga Crush attack which either sucks or sucks harder, based on your character's gender, and takes forever to refill or longer if you've collected any of the Biometal ups by that point).

As for difficulty ZX1 is the easier of the two due to the fact that your default Biometals are based upon X and Zero respectfully and are both quite powerful in their own rights and are not hamstrung by Biometal (re:weapon) energy, whereas the other Models, while decently powerful, are largely overshadowed by the aforementioned two in everything but their gimmick. Plus you can ignore the Boss weakpoint gimmick and have your Biometals repaired later. Meanwhile ZXA is the harder of the two because Model A sucks and you don't really get a better Biometal than it outside of Model ZX which comes later. Also Albert is an ass and is stupidly difficult no matter which form you take.

Also for those wondering if you're missing anything by not playing through the X/Zero/Legends series, you kinda are. The ZX games were pretty much setting themselves up to be the bridge that connects the rest of the time line to the Legends series (at this point in the franchise the line distinguishing between human and reploid no longer exists which fits with Legends 2 revelation that pure humans no longer existed and that all the people you meet are artificial lifeforms). Moreover there's a ton of callbacks to what went down during the X/Zero series (spoilers obviously)
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Eurasia which gets colony dropped in X5 (and was supposedly the end of the Maverick Wars) was kept quarantined throughout the Elf Wars (which was supposed to be a nebulous series of events but ended up getting twisted around to make room for a later X game that'll never happen) winds up recuperating to the point where both human and reploid life was sustainable which is really handy for everyone after Neo Arcadia (which was the place where humans gathered up during the Elf Wars) got nuked in Zero 3 except for a rear end in a top hat from the Elf Wars (and quite possibly further back) named Dr. Weil who decides to take the scorched earth approach to Eurasia with an orbital laser during Zero 4 but Zero puts a stop to that by taking down the laser (but doesn't get off in time and dies for the third time). The ZX games takes place a ways into the future where a bunch of Mavericks are showing up again and people are using Biometals to become Megamen (in a retardedly anime sort of way) based upon the major Reploids of the past (namely the four guardians) except for Models A, X, and Z which are all copies based upon Model W which was likely created by Dr. Weil or one of his progenitors and everyone who's using them is all his progeny.

For those who don't want to see me :goonsay: all you need to know is that ZX1 is basically MMX1 but preceded by the events of the Zero series, succeeded by the Legends series, and containing a lot more stupid anime bullshit than either combined. All I remember of ZXA's plot was an obsession with booty, "NO! You are the Model Ws! And then they were the Model Ws.", and Albert being an asshole while Thomas was secretly an even bigger asshole and Model Z being up to something.

Also admittedly, this guy was right in regards to this series since it was trying to be both 'kiddy merchandise shilling anime bullshit' and 'chapter in long running video game franchise trying to appeal to fans who are in their 20s more or less'. Had the third game came out it probably would've straightened itself out (or at least figured out whether it wanted to be a true Metroidvania or not), but like I said many time in this overly long post 'that's all irrelevant now'.
3937  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 10, 2012, 02:45:02 AM
It's even worse considering that places like Viddler and Blip.TV, which were fairly decent competitors to Youtube for a time, are now trying to out-shill Youtube in terms of ridiculously shitty restrictions (I know that Viddler at least has put a cap on viewership to a person's account; in other words if one of your videos goes viral you're basically fucked).

Why would anyone use those things over youtube if the restrictions are worse?  Just stuck with it because that's what they were using?

They weren't until recently. It just feels like the corporations are now going after the channels directly which have scared the collective piss out of them and they're frantically penalizing anybody who even looks like they might be thinking of stepping out of line, regardless of who or what they might be.

But more likely is because some of these video hosting sites are run by monkeys and their site's growth is outpacing their business sense.
3938  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: September 09, 2012, 07:08:38 AM
Chocolina wouldn't have been nearly as bad if the game didn't go "By the way, she's the Frocobo." (and also give you an entire casino full of these bimbos). If she were just some random zany merchant who's big secret was that she's a terminator bot sent back in time by Future Hope or something it would've been slightly more tolerable.

Although now I can't help but suspect that Chocolina's Star Wars equivalent is either Boba Fett (in that in RotJ he went down like a complete chump after looking fairly menacing in TESB) or the Wookie homeworld (the Christmas Special version).
3939  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: MGS Movie on: September 08, 2012, 10:38:07 PM
Why can't they just make it as a cgi movie? Pixar makes a killing doing it with kids stuff, why can't Columbia do it? The games are already 60% CGI anyway.

I'd actually *love* for Pixar to try their hands at realistic CG instead of the cartoony style.

And I'd actually *love* for Dreamworks to just fucking stop already. Seriously, for every Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, or How to Train Your Dragon, they crank out half a dozen Planet 51s, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Ice Ages, and The Loraxs just to name a few. They're almost like Hanna-Barbara (80s era; not the 60s or 70s era) in CGI.
3940  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What if classic RPGs were remade with 'modern standards'? on: September 08, 2012, 10:29:14 PM
Guys, why on earth would a remake have a completely new title?

It's happened, see Nightmare in Dreamland (Kirby Adventure for GBA).

Also Sword of Mana (Final Fantasy Adventure/Seiken Densetsu).
3941  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 08, 2012, 08:53:51 PM
Unfortunately it got taken down from Youtube because of a copyright claim.

I'm seriously tired of bullshit like this... if this video isn't protected by fair-use, nothing is.
(it's was even made for a school project...)

It's even worse considering that places like Viddler and Blip.TV, which were fairly decent competitors to Youtube for a time, are now trying to out-shill Youtube in terms of ridiculously shitty restrictions (I know that Viddler at least has put a cap on viewership to a person's account; in other words if one of your videos goes viral you're basically fucked).
3942  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What if classic RPGs were remade with 'modern standards'? on: September 08, 2012, 08:44:34 PM
Guys, why on earth would a remake have a completely new title?

Now some sort of shitty phone/social game I could imagine...

IOS and social gaming have ruined dreams for the last two years.
Sad this is what we instantly think of when it's bringing back old favorites.

Ah well, dare to dream. I like being proven wrong.

Yeah. I know. But that wouldn't be relevant to the discussion at hand (plus Circle of Mana could actually be the proper western name for SD3 instead of Secret of Mana 2 which breaks the naming convention of the series (minus FFA/SD1) thus far).

That said, it would most likely be made along these lines.
3943  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 08, 2012, 03:56:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tTHn2tHhcI

Did somebody say Fishmen?
3944  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What if classic RPGs were remade with 'modern standards'? on: September 08, 2012, 01:03:07 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/07/report-circle-of-mana-trademark-filed-by-square-enix/

Would be funny (and sad) if this was referring to a remake of SD2 or 3 (and not a new, and likely terrible, game).

Or it could be a false alarm like that Chronobind trademark that ended up being a DLC casino game for FFXIII-2 (and probably the most enjoyable part of FFXIII-2).
3945  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGless at the moment... on: September 07, 2012, 09:14:05 PM
Based on your "played" list I'm taking you're more into JRPGs and I noticed there's one missing on your list that it's tons of fun and it's somewhat new: Resonance of Fate

The story is kind of convoluted but everything else is really good and the battle system is unlike anything I remember, I highly recommend it.

Why the heck are you paying attention to the story of Resonance of Fate? All you need to know is how to John Woo gunplay everything.
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