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by Stalvern
December 12th, 2017, 3:19 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: International vs U.S. versions.
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: International vs U.S. versions.

Be thankful that they didn't go the other way, like with Contra: Hard Corps. You die in three hits in the Japanese version, but only one in the American. It makes the game unplayable. This was supposedly done to encourage repeat rentals. :roll:
by Stalvern
December 11th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Top 50 Console Games List REVISED!
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Top 50 Console Games List REVISED!

Something I forgot to ask: Sonic 2 beat out Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles for inclusion here, but how would it have fared against Sonic 3 & Knuckles if you judged that as a single game? Most Sonic fans consider it the peak of the series (although I still prefer Sonic 2 myself).
by Stalvern
December 8th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII / Star Wars ranking
Replies: 26
Views: 489

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII / Star Wars ranking

People keep calling it the Christmas Special, but it's the Holiday Special. It actually aired a week before Thanksgiving, so it was casting a very broad net in terms of what it was tied to, even if most of the special revolves around Life Day presents. The people involved had to know that what they ...
by Stalvern
December 7th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
Replies: 29
Views: 717

Re: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)

Eh, that was actually just to point out that my impressions of the game were based on 2000 standards (i.e., before the game aged), rather than 2017 standards. Not sure why I'd congratulate myself for thinking a game is overrated. Fair enough. It looked like you were saying you were ahead of the cur...
by Stalvern
December 7th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
Replies: 29
Views: 717

Re: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)

I didn't hear anyone shouting. Rarely have on these forums here. I thought we were just talking. That's why I said "setting this up to be". I've been on the Internet before; I know how discussions go when people just talk past each other without engaging the actual questions. To answer yo...
by Stalvern
December 7th, 2017, 8:55 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: Top 50 Console Games List REVISED!
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Top 50 Console Games List REVISED!

I notice that Metal Slug is listed as a 1994 release both here and on the Neo Geo page (it's from 1996). Also, a couple typos: "avante-garde" (from the BioShock comment; should be "avant-garde", although I think that term is better applied to something like Killer7 ) and "us...
by Stalvern
December 7th, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
Replies: 29
Views: 717

Re: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)

As for the "compared to what" part... Well, one problem I always have with 3D Mario is that I feel like the Mario characters and games have the personality of a dead trout. Even if Mario has better design, I've always preferred my platformers to have personality, so from that era I prefer...
by Stalvern
December 6th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII theory - Rey is the Force
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII theory - Rey is the Force

I doubt it. The Force Awakens did everything it possibly could to distance itself from the prequels and pander to fans of the original trilogy (i.e. the entire movie-going public). It would be very strange if it took such a central element from one of the least popular parts of the least popular pre...
by Stalvern
December 6th, 2017, 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII / Star Wars ranking
Replies: 26
Views: 489

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII / Star Wars ranking

I've already laid out my thoughts on this, so I'll just quote them here. Anyone who thinks that Rey is a "Mary Sue" completely misses the point of the character. Aside from her lightsaber skill (which is set up in literally her first scene!), she is not successful because she's just that g...

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