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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: Today at 07:06:10 AM »
I think I still like Metroid Fusion better because it has a little story tension going on and more lore to explore

Hahahaahahhahaha this will give Walter a stroke. :ubik: :ganishka:

maybe now I'll check out some of the remakes I haven't tried like Zero Mission and Samus Returns. I have some fond and not so fond memories of Metroid II on my GameBoy, which was one of the first two, and only for the longest time, games I had for it (though I could still play the original; my GB still works and I spliced together a couple of AC adapter wires to make a custom plug block for it =).

Zero Mission is great. Very well polished, although also quite short. Samus Returns... I played 20 minutes of it and haven't gone back. I should probably push myself, but I haven't felt compelled. :sad:

Video Games / Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« on: September 21, 2018, 03:30:03 PM »
Franz is probably talking about SPCs.

Ah yeah, makes sense. They didn't weigh much. Man, this doesn't make me feel any younger. :flora:

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: September 21, 2018, 03:23:27 PM »
Still with the wrestling promos, and that combined with the "adult fantasy" designation makes it sound like embossed hardcover pornography. :ganishka: :farnese:

It's "the champion of adult fantasy!" :guts:


Okay, I'm being too cynical already, but what I was looking for in that copy was anything about the print quality, text, or translation being upgraded, and so far they've said nada. Not a good sign because you'd think that would be something they'd want to mention if they bothered to do it.


Video Games / Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:26:46 PM »
Back in the late 90's/early 2000's I used to have tracks ripped from the games (emulation days) that were literally had no end time. I forgot the format, but you needed a plugin for Winamp in order to listen to them, but they were fantastic because they were free, basically 0kb, and the authentic source.


Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:53:44 PM »
Deluxe Editions coming February 2019

No mention of a new/revised translation, which is literally the most important thing Dark Horse needs to fix with their releases. Without that, this won't be a true deluxe edition, and god knows I've been hoping for one.

That's excellent news. Prior to this, Dark Horse said they weren't interested in a deluxe edition.

Yeah, had the same reaction. They really don't seem to be thinking these things through...

10x7 is great, but I really wonder about the page quality, which is one of the worst offenders of DH's adaptation of the series.


Speculation Nation / Re: What would happen if a Godhand member where to die
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:59:22 PM »
It's like I'm reading the theory outlining a Berserk happy ending; it would certainly be convenient if they could somehow, like magically with the assistance of a witch or elf sovereign or something, separate and slay the evil spiritual being inhabiting the the physical host vessel without harming the Boy. Sounds good to me, though.

Fingers crossed! :griffnotevil:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:45:05 PM »
interesting that SotN's maker admitted they were really trying to copy Zelda's RPG elements and item distribution (and Zelda II is another underappreciated entry in this particular side-scrolling action/exploration genre).

Oh yeah, definitely, Zelda II is unloved but it also pioneered a lot of stuff. It was clearly the inspiration for Shadow of the Colossus. :iva:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:05:59 PM »
Hopefully this means we won't be having to endure any more half-assed Predator movies pretending this is some blockbuster tentpole franchise when it was actually a singularly good 80's action movie (with the biggest action star and arguably the best action director of the era on board!).

Yeah... Let's hope they stop sullying that name now.
Also, needless to say but Shane Black really screwed the pooch on that one.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:29:18 PM »
Kidding aside, I get angry at the game, mostly when I'm attempting some awful wall jumping section to get somewhere I'm not even sure I'm supposed to go yet and so then I'm waking up my wife literally getting into a fight with the Wii U gamepad. :ganishka:

Haha, I know what you mean, that can be tricky.

I do think it'd be an interesting debate between Super Metroid, SotN and some of their modern offspring. I think the problem with a lot of the modern entries is they're too beholden to Super Metroid and therefore don't go far enough afield. Even SotN mixes it up a bit more than most of these with the key items and light RPG elements.

Yeah, it's maybe my biggest gripe with the "Metroidvania" term. It's not like side-scrolling action/exploration games didn't exist before Super Metroid (or even Metroid itself for that matter). And it's not like SotN follows a strict template laid by Super Metroid either. It shamelessly copied its map system, but the game's other elements were already a genre before that. For example, despite its bad reputation, Simon's Quest actually did introduce a lot of things SotN builds upon (and even had a day/night cycle... revolutionary! :iva:).

Worse: a lot of games that are called "Metroidvania", like Dead Cells most recently, actually bear little similarity to either Metroid or SotN. It's just a dumbass aberration of a word. :femto:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:24:51 PM »
Super Metroid - I kind of hate this game lol! :ganishka:

It's true what they say: the biggest betrayals come from those closest to you!

Speculation Nation / Re: What would happen if a Godhand member where to die
« on: September 15, 2018, 06:39:41 AM »
I was always wondering what would happen if  a God hand member  where to die (if that is even possible).

We have no reason to think they can't die.

My theory is that they would just revert to their former self's

That's not possible. When apostles "revert", their corrupted soul is taken by the Vortex of Souls and their physical body is left as what it was before they sacrificed. But members of the God Hand go through a different process: their corporeal body is consumed and they become a purely spiritual being. So if they were to join the Vortex, there'd be next to nothing left of them. Femto's case is different because he was incarnated. I would imagine that if he were extracted from that body of flesh, it would turn into the form of the Moonlight Boy we're familiar with.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Returning old member
« on: September 15, 2018, 06:33:19 AM »
Aha, that's where I saw it! Yeah, that barren 2013 is quite scary.

Miura was writing Gigantomakhia during that time.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: September 13, 2018, 05:19:45 AM »
Fingers crossed for a new artbook  :ubik: ...  ( :judo: )

I don't dare to hope... :sad:
Mostly I pray it's not something horrible (I may have light novel PTSD). :magni:

Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 97
« on: September 02, 2018, 10:06:55 AM »
I wonder if that will become a part of Falconias society at one point.
If you're terminally ill, just become part of the demon soldiers and keep fighting for the good cause.

That's something we've speculated on in the past, and that we mention in this podcast.

do you guys think there are still new Apostles born after the merging if the worlds?

Probably not, but things might change.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: September 02, 2018, 08:08:38 AM »

I give them an E for exuberance and bringing back Shane "Jeez, you gotta big pussy!" Black to direct, but The Predator looks like it's going to make Predators look like the original Predator.

I don't know what Hollywood's problem is, but Predator 2 looks like a fucking masterpiece compared to this garbage. I think whoever's in charge fundamentally misunderstands the original movie's appeal.

Also, The Rock does every other action movie that comes out and they couldn't get him or another more Predator-sized dude in this one? Oh well.


Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 97
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:04:29 AM »
I wonder, Aazealh, did you learn the word "dolmen" the same way I did? Cuz I learned from reading Asterix  :serpico:

I've known it for many years so to be honest I just don't remember. That being said it's indeed quite possible I learned it from Asterix.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:10:00 PM »
"Yeah man, I love Gurtz the Dark Sword Man, and Griffen the White Dove, that's my man right there. I hope he gets his dream of owning his own home. King Skeleton, he's the greatest! What a villain, evil as hell."

Unfortunately that sounds like most of the fan base to me. :iva:

I bet there's lots of classic games people here missed or that just passed them by (except Aaz, he's probably played them all, Wally no just because he'll quit a game and uninstall the second he's not feeling it, even if he's 95% of the way through, which drives me nuts though I also admire it =).

Haha nah, there's tons of stuff I also never played, either because it was not released in Europe, because I was busy with other things at the time or because it didn't show up on my radar at the time.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 29, 2018, 06:41:18 AM »
Miura's comment, courtesy of Puella:

Looking down at the sunrise from my studio at dawn, lines of troops coming from Comic Market! ...This is it, the title of this episode! ( ☆∀☆)

** In Japanese, both 'sunrise' and 'dawn' are the same word that is used for the episode title.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 28, 2018, 08:11:11 PM »
Confession time: I've still never completed Super Metroid!


Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 97
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:02:50 PM »
In any case, we don't know for sure all the specifics of the afterlife, because it's come up a total of two times, and even among those two scenes, there are conflicting perspectives. Griffith said in vol 23 that the souls move on to "a place where they become one." In the very next volume, Flora talks about souls being segregated each according to their own karma (implying an alternative to the Vortex). Now, it could be that what Griffith said was contextual, and what Flora said was universal.

I don't think there's a conflict. The Vortex of Souls is part of a great ocean of souls. Souls are divided according to their karma and end up in different parts of the ocean of souls, but they're still in it either way. That ocean forms mankind's collective consciousness, of which the vortex is the darker side. So I think both statements work fine with each other.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: August 26, 2018, 10:48:21 AM »
do you still have the same opinion about it?

Yes. It wasn't an improvement.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 25, 2018, 03:17:05 PM »
I know this is all for a specifically calculated world domination, but it's fun to think that Griffith/Femto is the perfect obsessed instrument for it that will never stop, one that will conquer and remake the world and then conquer it again no matter how many castles he wins, because there actually is no castle or dream except to continue chasing it.

Haha, yeah... And what I find interesting is that Guts said as much when the great gurus asked him about it in episode 345. He understands that Griffith's ambition was to be king only because it was the highest thing he could think of when he was human, but that it's essentially limitless. There'll always be something more. Meanwhile, ironically, a lot of readers seem to be focused on the idea that Griffith absolutely needs a crown and a marriage certificate in order to validate his achievements.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: August 24, 2018, 03:47:33 PM »
Looks great, I love it. Making it all grey is a genius move. Honestly I'd hang on my wall.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 24, 2018, 05:41:04 AM »
I wonder if Griffith is using Sonia to track down astral creatures by navigating through the world spiral tree and if so what are the chances of her finding Skellig (Although there might be some additional safe guards to hide Elfhelm).

Yes, I also find the idea of Sonia showing up in Elfhelm to be quite interesting.

I thought it was interesting that sonia was used to broadcast the death of leader of the giants to the battlefield, I wonder if the giants could see the projection. If that's the case it's very demoralizing action for the giants, especially since they were all killed afterwards.

Well yes, the whole point of sending out that image of the dead giant leader was to demoralize his troops. It no doubt helped reduce casualties on Falconia's side.

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