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Hopeless dreamer who infrequently writes about games (and other stuff) at Sluglips and Full Glass, Empty Clip.

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  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 16 hours ago

    Zelda II was actually my last Zelda (so far!), as I only finally got around to playing it last year... and I actually loved it. I didn't make it very far (maybe someday), but its take on the series is unique and strange, especially in retrospect, which has a lot of appeal for me. I love how weird NES sequels got.

    Posted in Rough Entry: My First Zelda Game Was Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 17 hours ago

    The Dreamcast is the only console I've bought at launch. Ordinarily, I don't really care; most consoles don't have super strong libraries on launch, even if they develop super strong libraries a few years in.

    And the Dreamcast wasn't really an exception, but I've never regretted buying it as soon as possible. Marvel vs. Capcom and Sonic Adventure gave me loads of fun right away, and new releases seemed to move really fast (thanks, Capcom arcade ports!).

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Most Memorable Console Launch?

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 6 days ago

    I literally just randomly thought about Robotrek just last night. What a great, weird, unique game. I miss Quintet a lot!

    Posted in Starting Screen: Pokemon Go and Revisiting a Fad

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 11 days ago

    I LOVE needlessly/lovingly detailed food in games! Muramasa has by far the most detailed, delicious, fun to play with, fun to eat kinda pointless but awesome food I've seen in a game. Look at all this yummy stuff

    Posted in In Yakuza 0, Food Heals More Than Just Health

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 12 days ago

    I'm not personally a fan of the gamification aspect in dating, and if I have a common criticism for games that include some form of relationship-juggling, it's that it's possible to reduce that to something a bit too mechanical. Good writing and characterization is always more interesting than stats-ifying dating.

    That said, thanks for my monthly reminder to just play Hatoful Boyfriend already. Witchwood Academy also looks rad, and Hustle Cat sounds good, too.

    Posted in Digital Gems: A Guide to Dating Girls, Boys, and even Pigeons

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 16 days ago

    Initial reaction based on title: =D
    Subsequent reaction based on screenshots/description: D=

    Posted in Konami Gets Its Act Zero On With Bombergirl For Arcades

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 18 days ago

    Hey! Listen! No guide characters is awesome!

    (Granted, Zelda's Hint Fairies improved considerably after Navi, but it can still be a somewhat grating tradition. Fragile's Personal Frame is the guide character developers should be learning from. Don't irritate me by having your personality-free critter repeat unskippable generic hints. Make me care about a dumb cute thing by having it initiate pointlessly charming conversations and then use that emotional connection to break my heart, please.)

    Posted in New Zelda: Breath of the Wild Info -- How Shrines Differ from Dungeons, and More

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 24 days ago

    This was a wonderful read. It's fascinating how different things will look on different displays, too; I miss the old dithery pixel blur smoothness.

    Thanks for letting us have a picnic on your lawn, Old Man Rignall! You're the best!

    Posted in Back When Screenshots Really Were Screen Shots

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 25 days ago

    I'll be surprised if this thing ever gets released in a completed form. I'll be a little surprised if even just the initial episode ever gets released in a completed form.

    But I'm an anti-remake grump with little to no interest, so I can afford to be pessimistic I guess.

    Posted in Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer: "There Is Still Some Way To Go From Here"

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska A month ago

    Unexpected but great news! While the Switch is in the "probably, eventually" category, PC is mostly what I play games on these days, so I wish more Japanese publishers would do this. (I can understand why they're hesitant to, but still.)

    Posted in Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Coming to PC, Getting Simultaneous Worldwide Release