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  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 18 days ago

    @odaiba-memorial The soundtrack alone elevates the Silent Hill movie. Ignoring the Silent Hill banjos playing over the Paramount logo (AWESOME), the moody ost really gets to you.

    But I'm with Kat: Raul Julia turns M. Bison into Shakespeare with his legendary performance. It's impossible to choose just one great line from the guy.

    Posted in What's the Best Video Game Movie?

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 2 months ago

    It's been my experience that both Monster Hunter and, oddly enough, Puzzles and Dragons, have some of the most helpful and supportive communities out there. Everyone knows how painful it is when you start out, after all, so everyone pays it forward.

    Every time I've had questions about skills or armor sets the people on the Monster Hunter boards were very understanding and supportive, giving good advice weighing pros and cons of alternatives I could pursue. Not one person played the jackass and said "git gud".

    Monster Hunter having accessible controls is new to me, considering the claw people had to develop to play MH on the PSP :P

    Posted in Monster Hunter: World Fan With Mobility Issues Praises the Game's Accessibility

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 2 months ago

    I remember Peter Moore saying in a magazine interview that he'd give up his Porsche for Shigeru Miyamoto to come work for Microsoft.

    Sure glad it never came to pass. There really isn't anything Microsoft can do for Nintendo that Nintendo can't do for themselves.

    Posted in Microsoft Was Reportedly Very Close to Buying Square in 1999 [Update: Also Nintendo, Apparently]

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 2 months ago

    Disgaea is a game that totally deserves the HD treatment, but man does it make me sad that I can't get into it. Love the cast and Takehiro Harada's art, but I could never get into the intense, ridiculous grind that Disgaea required, and I'm an Etrian Odyssey man!

    Posted in Disgaea Getting an HD Remake for Its 15th Anniversary

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 3 months ago

    I have no doubt in my mind that if and when I get a Switch, I won't have a reason to keep my 3DS around... but until then? I'm still working through the Zelda Oracle games on my 3DS. I've got a pile of indies I'm looking through. I have a bunch of DS games I want to finish on my 3DS. Really, I've got nothing but reasons to keep using it.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Are You Still Playing Your Nintendo 3DS?

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 5 months ago

    Yeah, the loss of Miiverse really does hit hard. Definitely one of Nintendo's better ideas, and a definite improvement over Swapnote.

    This was one of those pleasant experiments that only Nintendo could pull off. I like to think we're all better for it.

    Posted in A Miiverse Eulogy: So Long to the First True Social Video Game Platform

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 5 months ago

    Atlus needs to bring their A-game for this.

    People trust Atlus with deeply personal stories of emotional growth in Persona, but with Persona 5 people started losing a little patience for Atlus's inability to grow from certain stereotypes (also, that bit with the writer admitting he's never been friends with a woman is a red flag for a series that tries to weave stories about teenagers becoming friends).

    If the social criticism is too hamfisted, it'll make a single splash and be forgotten. If it's too subtle, it'll just be another SMT to tide us over until the next Persona sequel/spin-off. This game REALLY needs good writing.

    Posted in Shin Megami Tensei V On the Switch Will Tackle Topics Like Unemployment, Nuclear War, and Other Modern Anxieties

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 5 months ago

    "Death is not a hunter unbeknownst to its prey, one is always aware that it lies in wait. Though life is merely a journey to the grave, it must not be undertaken without hope. Only then will a traveler’s story live on, treasured by those who bid him farewell."

    Posted in In A Mortician's Tale, Death Isn't the End of the World

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 6 months ago

    @yoPowerTime Yeah, this is in line with how Nintendo drops the hammer on unlicensed fan games.

    This isn't unfair of them so much as it's just them protecting their IP.

    As for youtube inlfuencers? Well, I regret that their income has taken a hit, I really do--but really, I don't depend on Youtubers for reviews when there are writers like Kat Bailey or Nadia Oxford around. I don't need Furious Fred raving about the ethicality of Peach's cleavage or whatever when there are reviewers who, y'know, actually critique the game.

    Posted in Report: Nintendo of America Clamps Down on Review Copies Following Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Leak

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 6 months ago

    I'm used to Parish writing these EO reviews, but he never linked the FOE music video (only referenced it). So, good on you Kat! ^_^

    I still haven't finished EO4, though, so I'll wait on this one for now.

    Posted in Etrian Odyssey 5 is the Best Hardcore RPG You Don't Know About