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  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    As much as I love the Super NES, I get what Nadia's saying. The SNES, while beloved, was not as widely owned as the NES was. The Genesis and TurboGrafx-16 had beaten it to market, and computer games had started to look and sound really good in addition to the whole "offering smarter experiences" thing by the time the SNES hit. It still had excellent third party support, but Nintendo wasn't one of the only serious players on the US and Japanese markets* anymore.

    Anyway, I'm not gonna get too excited about this unless it has a good selection of Square Enix stuff** and I can actually get one in-store. I ain't paying no filthy scalper hundreds of dollars for one.

    * Europe, on the other hand, had the ZX Spectrum and Sega Master System as its big platforms 'cuz Nintendo did a half-assed job over there. Never trust an outside toy company (Tonka for SMS US, Mattel for NES EU) to distribute your console.

    ** I'm still bitter at them for doing all those great Wii U and 3DS VC rereleases for Japan then doing jack squat*** for the US and PAL regions.

    *** Well we did get Super Mario RPG, FFTA, and Ogre Battle 64, but probably only 'cuz they had non-SE publishers (and Mario).

    Posted in The SNES Classic Won't Get Nearly as Much Hype as the NES Classic

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 11 days ago

    @nadiaoxford To put it lightly, that is a pretty F-ed up panel right there.

    Posted in Nadia's Midboss Musings: Nobody Needs an R-Rated Mega Man

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 12 days ago

    @metalangel I know what you mean. Telltale's new adventures are very hands-off, basically TV shows with dialogue choices and QTEs that influence the action and later interactions. They're fine if you're more in the mood to watch a game than play it, but if you want something that's more like the old stuff you won't find it there.

    Posted in What's The Best of the Telltale Series Games?

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 12 days ago

    I don't believe that R-rated Mega Man is a completely terrible idea, but it'd definitely be a challenge to make it both R-rated and good.

    A mature rating would ideally be used for mature storytelling, kinda like a bleaker take on the X and Zero branches of the series. But if it's really just an excuse to stick in lots of extreme violence, I find that pretty disappointing.

    Also the official (!) Brazilian Mega Man comic beat both of 'em to the punch on the whole R-rated Mega Man theme, with ludicrously gory violence and some artist deciding Roll needed to be naked all the time. Needless to say, it's very NSFW and bad and is probably a big reason why we didn't get a US Mega Man comic for years.

    Posted in Nadia's Midboss Musings: Nobody Needs an R-Rated Mega Man

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 13 days ago

    I'm glad Telltale's new breed of adventure games exist, but they're a li'l too hands-off for me. I'm cool with multiple choice dialogue, it's just I prefer my adventures to also have a bigger puzzle and/or exploration focus. These are more like CYOA TV shows.

    That said, I got Tales from the Borderlands for dirt cheap back during the Thanksgiving PSN sale. I'll likely power through it when I'm in the right mood, likely as a companion piece to the Handsome Collection.

    Posted in What's The Best of the Telltale Series Games?

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 13 days ago

    @Roto13 And let's not forget the various lagging and slowdown issues, either. And to nitpick on the music some more, FF6A's ending theme doesn't synch up properly, there's no fadeout, the regular Phantom Train theme plays in places where it's just supposed to be the ambient train sounds, etc.

    Posted in The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 18 days ago

    Okay, I could sorta understand the streaming embargo on Persona 5 even though I strongly disagree with it and think Atlus and Sega are shooting themselves in the face by opposing free publicity for the game so harshly, but now it's just getting stupid and ridiculous.

    Nobody (sensible) is gonna play Puyo Puyo Tetris 'cuz they're interested in your crappy awful excuse plot for dropping blobs and blocks, Sega! You don't need armed guards to protect a pile of compost!

    EDIT: Just saw the update. Well, nice to know they ain't gonna get too uppity about this one.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Puyo Puyo Tetris Is the Latest Sega Game to Be Hit With Post-Launch Streaming Guidelines

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 18 days ago

    Those are nice specs, but Microsoft's gonna need more than specs if they hope to take the crown from Sony now.

    In just the first few month of this year, as far as exclusives (or at least things not on Xbone) go, Sony's already got Yakuza 0, VR support for Resident Evil 7, Nioh, 2064: Read Only Memories, Horizon Zero Dawn, Night in the Woods, NieR Automata, Persona 5, Tales of Beresia, and Kingdom Hearts compilations, and still to come are Dragon Quest Heroes II, Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy, more Gran Turismo, and a Final Fantasy XII remaster.

    What's Xbone got this year, Halo Wars 2? That old timey cartoon platformer that's been in limbo for ages? A three month headstart on Thimbleweed Park have?

    Posted in Xbox Project Scorpio Specs Reveal a Beast of a Console

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 18 days ago

    At least we know they're working on fixing it, that's a good thing.

    Posted in Yooka-Laylee Gets a Patch to Fix Some of Its Bugs and Performance Issues

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 20 days ago

    I'm definitely gonna be buying Yooka-Laylee, but I don't mind waiting for the game to get patched up before I do. I'm saving for Dragon Quest Heroes II this month, and there's a lot of other games I'd like to get around to.

    Posted in Yooka-Laylee Review