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Blacker than a moonless night, hotter and more bitter than hell itself... that is coffee.

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  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 4 days ago

    I'm kind of losing my mind over how great and expressive Isabelle's facial animations* are in every video and screenshot I see of her; she's just so dang pure.

    *Really, this seems to be true of just about every character in Ultimate; the amount of care and effort the dev team have been putting into this aspect of the game is stunning.

    Posted in Smash Bros. Ultimate New Challenger Spotlight: Animal Crossing's Best Girl Gets a Chance to Shine on Nintendo's Big Stage

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 4 days ago

    While I'd really like it if Arms and Xenoblade 2 both received some representation, my dream Smash character is Paper Mario, ideally with the partner characters from the first two games functioning as his various special and smash moves.

    I'm also hoping Donkey Kong Jr. can claim a spot as the out-of-nowhere, historically-significant and/or deep cut Nintendo character (Mr. Game & Watch, Ice Climbers, pre-Uprising Pit, R.O.B., Wii Fit Trainer, Duck Hunt) that every new Smash roster seems to get. The poor little guy has been absent for far too long.Edited 4 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in What Character Would You Like to See Next in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 4 days ago

    @VotesForCows Katamari Damacy pretty much arrived as a fully formed product; the stage objectives and objects you can roll up are less varied than what came later, but it's still fundamentally the same game as its sequels, the soundtrack is still a high point for the medium and it's still incredibly fun to play (most of the time). And given what a bolt out of the blue it was, the time and gaming landscape it arrived in and the influence it's had on the industry, I'd say it's still the most significant entry, both artistically and historically.

    It does have a few rough edges that We Love Katamari managed to iron out though; in the original PS2 game, at least, you're basically blind if a wall gets between your katamari and the camera, and it's pretty easy to get stuck in tight places and quickly lose a lot of your katamari's volume. And while this may or may not be a bad thing depending on one's tastes, some animals/people are much more antagonistic in Katamari Damacy, and contact with them when you're too small can send you pinball-ing all across the map, scattering even more of the items you've worked so hard to rolled up. While I still love and replay the first game, I definitely know a several people who, despite being big fans of We Love Katamari and/or Katamari Forever, have bounced off of the original out of frustration because of these things.

    Posted in Nintendo Direct Recap: Animal Crossing Switch, NES Controller for Switch, New Smash Bros. Ultimate Character, and More

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 7 days ago

    I was kind of hoping Katamari Damacy Reroll would include the sublime and inexplicably never re-released sequel, We Love Katamari, but the original game is still great and its soundtrack is still my favorite in the series.

    Posted in Nintendo Direct Recap: Animal Crossing Switch, NES Controller for Switch, New Smash Bros. Ultimate Character, and More

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 13 days ago

    @docexe Yeah, that seems like a likely conclusion. I'm pretty sure the Mega Man 11 demo that dropped yesterday was also supposed to be one of those "Hey, you can play this Today!" announcements they like to sprinkle into every Direct. Edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Nintendo May Have Revealed the Name of Yoshi's New Switch Game

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 20 days ago

    I'll mostly be chilling with some Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (I've finished paying for the big farm upgrades and just entered my second Spring, so now it's time to really start making money!), and continuing my replay of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice.

    Posted in What Game Are You Playing Over Labor Day Weekend?

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 21 days ago

    @Dorchadas Oh man, I saw that tweet too and it really took me back to the gaming culture during that time period. Unfortunately, back then that line of thinking wasn't even remotely limited to the official magazines of console makers, it was ubiquitous.

    As a kid that still loved 2D games and thought pixel graphics often looked lovely, I remember being deeply confused and a little sad at just how quickly and fiercely everyone, from press to developers to players, seemed to turn on the mere idea of them during that generation and well into the next. Despite being just as excited for 3D graphics as anybody, the prevailing "2D is old and therefore bad" attitude in the console space was a big part of why I initially got into handhelds.

    Posted in PlayStation Nostalgia Swamps Twitter with Thousands of Memories

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 21 days ago

    Maybe it's because I didn't have a PlayStation of my own, but I found the start-up jingle to be really unsettling as a kid. Not entirely in a bad way, mind you, but man it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up something fierce every time I heard it.

    While I've probably done 95% of my PS1 playing on later Sony consoles, be it through PSOne Classics or the backward compatability of the PS2 & PS3, the games I think of the most when it comes to the PS1 console itself are Squaresoft RPGs.

    A friend and I both fell hard for the Final Fantasy games of that generation, and between very frequent visits to his house and even occasionally borrowing his PS1 when he was between games, I ended up pouring dozens of hours into Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX; it was those games and that stretch of time that made me fall in love with what's now one of my favorite genres - and also what made me buy Quest 64 in a foolish, desperate attempt to get my RPG fix on my Nintendo 64.

    Posted in PlayStation Nostalgia Swamps Twitter with Thousands of Memories

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 21 days ago

    Granted, I tend to blank on a lot of the Pokemon names and their types & movesets after Gen II (despite loving a ton of the new monster designs we've gotten since then - there's just so much info to keep track of now and my dumb brain can't keep up anymore), but the ones I forget about most about are all of those final evolutions a bunch of the earlier monsters got in Gen IV.

    Whether my memory is jogged by the latest game's Pokedex, when I'm checking Bulbapedia for something else or a post like this, I usually only remember by accident that Tangela, Magneton, Nosepass, Electabuzz, Magmar, Piloswine, Rhydon, Togetic, Lickitung and Gligar all evolve now.

    Posted in Remembering Barboach, and 9 Other Pokemon We Plumb Forgot Existed

  • Avatar for Godots17thCup Godots17thCup 23 days ago

    There was a lot of cool stuff in that presentation, but my goodness, do Mineko's Night Market and Untitled Goose Game look like my kind of games.

    Posted in Watch Nintendo's Nindies Showcase 2018 Here: Start Time, and New Announcements