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Justin A. Kolata, Milwaukee

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  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 2 years ago

    Meeting Mr. Uematsu a few years ago in Milwaukee was one of the highlights of my life. What a cool cat.

    Posted in A Music-Laced Look Back at the Career of Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu

  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 2 years ago

    There must have been something about the Zelda cartoon that appealed to adults at the time. I remember my mom couldn't stand Super Mario Brothers, but she would sit down to watch Zelda with me every Friday.

    I'm a bit disappointed Bob made no mention of the Valiant comics adaptation. Much of the same praise and complaints made about the cartoon could also apply to the comic, with the comic occasionally veering into slightly darker storylines.

    Posted in The Legend of Zelda's Only Cartoon Aspired to Competence in a Landscape of Trash

  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 3 years ago

    From the NES, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With some reworking of the original concepts, it could play well as a modern metroidvania. Ditch the individual levels and give the game a single, sprawling overworld, Zelda 2-style. Give the turtles some individuality beyond their default weapons, like unique skills or access to different ninja tools for exploration. Segments where guest characters like Splinter or Casey Jones either fight alongside the turtles or can be directly controlled by the player. Perhaps multiplayer options could make things interesting too.

    From the 8-bit PCs, I'd go with either The Island of Doctor Destructo or Agent X 2.

    The former is a shmup that tasks you with scuttling an enemy fleet, one ship at a time. You only get one bomb to drop per level, to put more holes in the ship you have to shoot down the enemy planes so their wreckage falls on the ship, each level introducing a new enemy plane with different characteristics to deal with.

    The latter is an arcade action game with different gameplay styles and objectives on every level. Like the arcade TRON, it's multiple games in one package.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Which 8-bit Game Would You Like Remade as a Modern Title?

  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 3 years ago

    Can't remember the last game I had to rush home (or anywhere) to play. Since most of us are bending the rules, the only thing that comes close for me is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. I had Amazon deliver the special edition to my office, so I was playing it on launch day on my lunch break. Didn't have to rush home to continue playing it either, since I was playing it again right after work on the bus ride home.

    Portable gaming FTW.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What was the Last Game you Rushed Home to Play?

  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 3 years ago

    Let's not forget about the FF7-wannabe Shadow Madness. I'll admit I bought it just for the included Jade Cocoon demo.

    Posted in Zodiac Plunders Countless Classic Japanese RPGs With Excellent Results

  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 3 years ago

    I suppose it's also possible for a situation like with Game Boy Color and DSi; where we had "dual-mode" software that could be used on the old hardware, but also took advantage of the new hardware's features (like Link's Awakening DX and the DSi-enhanced Pokemon B&W 2).

    This tactic had been used as far back as 1984, when some games developed for the Odyssey 3 could also be played on the Odyssey 2, but with lower-resolution backgrounds.

    Posted in TGS: New 3DS Feels Great, But Will Nintendo's Gamble Pay Off?

  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 3 years ago
  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 3 years ago

    @creid8 Let's see; rounded GUI HP meters, Ctrl to trigger the secondary action grid, number key shortcuts, and of course the Episode 2 classes and weapons... yup.

    Posted in What if Dreamcast Had Won?

  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 3 years ago

    Not getting even 1 chapter of this in English made me even sadder than only getting 1 English chapter of Shining Force 3.

    Posted in What if Dreamcast Had Won?

  • Avatar for MightyJAK MightyJAK 3 years ago

    I wish there were more "typing hybrid" games. There's Konami's Beatmania DaDaDa (rhythm typing) and S-E's Final Fantasy World Wide Words (typing RPG, seems to recycle some concepts from Rudra no Hihō).

    Posted in What if Dreamcast Had Won?