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@crazytoledo I never said Shining Force 2 wasn't also one of my all time faves, and I never said it wouldn't also be making an appearance eventually ;)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Overkill – ActRaiser
@Bigjoe91 At first, I thought you were badmouthing Shining Force. I was ready to threaten you, insult your mother, and mail you a bunch of dolls with their heads ripped off. My mistake though. You were badmouthing ActRaiser. Carry on.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Game Overkill – ActRaiser
@TempleofRetro Was the other game good, or at least better than this?
Oh, you might be thinking of ActRaiser 2. I've never player it, but they apparently got rid of the sim elements and just made it a platformer.
@Bigjoe91 I've been doing the same thing with my PS3. Missed lots of PSOne and PS2 games and the PSN has MUCH better prices than anything I've seenin the used market. I highly recommend P4. I think it was $5 when I got it.
1 month ago on Game Overkill – Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (Personal Edition)
@ChrisSwartz I can't really tell if you're being serious. In any case, I hope she didn't also have an affinity for moustaches, at least not on herself.
1 month, 1 week ago on Game Overkill – Super Mario Bros.
@fjveca I'd say it's time to finish it. I'm glad I did.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Game Overkill – Doom
@rizzardcore Never thought of it as a combination of those three games, but it works!
SMB will be an interesting entry to write. It could get scary if I get 20 people emailing me their thoughts.
@fjveca I agrre with you, the gameplay has aged much better than the graphics.
As for DMC 3, you did have it on your list. Didn't make the cut, though :(
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Game Overkill – God of War
@Bigjoe91 Yeah, the game is important enough for video games in general, especially due to its legacy, to warrant a spot on the list, even though others may have been better according to me. As for DMC, it may see itself here eventually ;)
2 months ago on Game Overkill – God of War
$3 for an hour's worth of entertainment?! I've never liked arcades, but this has altered my opinion of them slightly.
2 months ago on Arcade Adventure!
@Bigjoe91 Which one? Either way, no.
2 months, 1 week ago on GMZ #2-2 – Exclusive Interview with Daniel Lamplugh & Ubisoft’s Secret
@rizzardcore Best one in a while?! You would say that about the one GMZ that didn't have anything I wrote. Jerk.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on GMZ #1 – The Gritty Reboot – Golden Pong, Social Justice Warriors, and Sega Secession
@fjveca A bunch of shmup fans here and on Twitter have basically told me that Gradius 2 is a much better game and that I shouldn't even have bothered with this one. Take it for what it's worth, I guess :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Overkill – Gradius
@Aggro Sky Apparently, the correct pronunciation is Grah-dee-us, so the "Grad" part rhymes with, well, "grad" or "rad" as opposed to "grade" or "raid."
@Bigjoe91 I much prefer run and gun as a genre, and without checking, I'm fairly sure it fared much better than shmups.
@Aggro Sky Uhm, I don't want to make you cry, but I don't even think a single other shmup made the cut, let alone Life Force specifically.
@rizzardcore I pronounce like you do, which is apparently the wrong way. And yes, Ninja Kid is awful. Totally agree. Gradius is still less fun to me.
@rizzardcore @Aggro Sky Gotta agree with Rizz here. Metroid looks worse than those other two.
Oh, and R-Type is another that didn't come close to Gradius.
@Aggro Sky There SHMUP Master wouldn't have been included even if he had list the game because since he TWEETED HIS ENTIRE LIST AT ME, I don't have his email address :P (I'm gonna need that if I ever get to a game you actually listed)
Oh, and Gradius 2 and Life Force? Didn't even come close to being on as many lists is this game did. Like I said, don't blame me, blame all the people who listed it and not the others.
@Bigjoe91 Yeah, while I may begrudgingly admit it deserves to be on the list, there's no way this game deserves to be ahead of Final Fantasy and about 100 other games that made the list, and about 200 more that didn't make it.
@ebtks I still have to finish God of War, but I hope to start playing Doom at some point next week.
@Aggro Sky I can definitely see how, for someone who started later in the series, and started playing RPGs during later generations in general, the original Final Fantasy could feel less than polished, clunky, and a bit of a chore, especially if you loathe grinding.
Oh, and I checked your list quickly without really comparing it to the list of games that made the final cut, but a conservative estimate puts the number of games on your list that made the cut at over 30, so I'll be playing a game from your list soon enough.
3 months ago on Game Overkill – Final Fantasy
@fjveca Yeah, I think it's important to remember that it was released in 1987 in Japan and 1990 in North America. It isn't perfect, but more than just being a historically important game, it still is fun.
@TempleofRetro @rizzardcore I think the FF & DW duo were the first two RPGs for lots of us, and what a way to start! I'm pretty sure my party was wiped out just as quickly as yours on my very first try. My experience prior to it was almost solely Atari 2600 games, so it was a massive leap in complexity.
I also own a lot of Final Fantasy games, but I've only beaten I, VIII, and X. Don't worry though, I have a feeling I'll be getting to play and beat quite a few more soon, if you know what I mean. I hope you'll play along ;)
I've missed this series. Glad to see you're back :)
3 months ago on Famicom Disk System
@Bigjoe91 I LOVED getting the comments from the people who listed the game. In the end, I'm just playing the game, but this is YOUR list. The people who sent me their lists created Game Overkill. I felt that it was only right to give them a chance to explain WHY they listed each game.
It is also part of the reason why I want to hear from the people who didn't list the game or even send a list. I'm just one dude with one opinion. You can find lone dudes with opinions all over the internet. I want some kid who's thinking of getting into retro games to find this series and hear what a bunch of people think.
A decade from now, when Daniel has his own show on NPR, we can all look back at this and remember that for his first interview, we were there and he showed us clearly that he was already on his way to great things.
3 months ago on Queries: Dj Cutman (Episode 1)
@rizzardcore Thanks a lot, Rizz. Very appreciated. And thanks for participating.
@thedancinpanda I take offense to everything but the "commie" bit.
@Bigjoe91 It's that kind of attitude that got you fired last time :P
3 months, 3 weeks ago on GMZ – Job Openings (For Real This Time)
What is this?! Some kind of reverse Atari Poop?!
Now, based on this and your introduction, I still have no idea what to expect. I like that. I'll always be surprised :)
4 months, 4 weeks ago on The Tetris Book of Design
I'm doing this because sharing is fun, but I don't want to win the game, since I know I'll never play it. Anyway, my favourite N64 game is probably something different every day, but today it is Doom 64. I don't care that it's an inferior port. All I know is that the game is utterly unplayable for me unless I remap almost every single button. I then set it to the hardest difficulty (Watch Me Die!) and have the craziest amount of fun I've ever had beating an N64 game.
Seriously though, the game is just broken unless you remap most of the buttons.
5 months ago on 1MoreCastle Giveaway – X-COM: Apocalypse
@Chronoslinger I have signed executive order 20XX, giving you the right to use lethal force while on your campaign. Good luck.
5 months, 1 week ago on Game Overkill – The Update
@Bigjoe91 To me, every single one of those games deserves enough votes for me to review them, but if they remain where they are, and honestly, even if they were to only get one or two more votes, they just will not make the cut.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Overkill – The Update
@Chronoslinger Apparently, he wanted Burt Reynolds money. Too expensive.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on GMZ #17 – Earthworm Jims, Pop-Punk, Genocide, and Tony! Toni! Tonay?
@ericmhunter You're tired of waiting? Think of how I must feel! I can't wait to get started, but I still have over 15 people whom have promised to send me a list before the deadline that I'm waiting on. Who knows how many others are planning to participate and haven't let me know yet. To be fair though, I did say they have until July 31st :)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Game Overkill: The Announcement
@Aggro Sky Your torrent of tweets nearly made me suit this whole project. NO MORE LISTS VIA TWEET! PLEASE!!!
6 months, 1 week ago on Game Overkill: The Announcement
FINALLY! SOMEONE GETS IT!!!! Never agreed with the people that hate
this enemy (or any element of this game for that matter.) Even the
knockback. If you're good and know what you're doing, you use the
knockback to your advantage. It's a tool not hindrance. Anyway, the
Ninja Gaiden II Eagle is very likely the single greatest enemy (not
boss) in all of 8-bit gaming.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Ninja Gaiden II Eagles
@JoshuaCaleb75Unfortunately, Noby Noby Boy had a
tonne of potential, but ultimately did virtually nothing with it. It'll
entertain you for 20 minutes a couple times, and then you'll never play
it again. I was so disappointed, especially considering how much I love
the Katarami games. I really recommend you spend your money on something else :(
7 months ago on 1 More Castle’s Top 5 Favorite Video Game Songs
Anyone else unable to stop themselves from singing the Noby Noby Boy song while listening to the Metro Cross theme?
Nice lists! I also enjoyed seeing someone else choose a Maniac Mansion tune.
Congrats on the anniversary, Woodyman.
I enjoy things.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on 85 – Digital Demon
@rizzardcore @Atsinganoi@Bigjoe91 No, it was something like "Goujon." Atsinganoi isn't in any way my real name, you know :)
8 months, 3 weeks ago on GMZ – The Future
@NintendoLegend Frankly, I'll be disappointed if you don't.
@rizzardcore Look at the name of the cat who has also left a comment here ;)
@Bigjoe91 I wish I could tell that it really was the worst pronunciation of my name I've ever heard, but I'd be lying if I did. Even Quebeckers have trouble with my last name!
This game looks really good. Graphics reminded me more of Zelda II than the ones you mentioned (though they do resemble those too). Definitely going to try to check it out.
Oh, and "Randy" is probably Randy Rhoads, Ozzy and Quiet Riots' guitarist (died in a plane crash, I believe). Damn, I really need to share this with every heavy metal lover I know.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Holy Diver
If you are interested, please submit your resume in one of the two options given in the job posting. Also, at least 1/2 of GMZ's founders is a Sega fanboy. I won't mention which half, but you should maybe watch what you say.
I will admit that being Canadian does not hurt your chances.
1 year ago on GMZ – Breaking News – Job Posting
@NintendoLegend If you are interested, please submit your resume in one of the two options given in the job posting. Thank you :P
@NintendoLegend @Aggro Sky Hey, it's not our fault. We don't make the news, we report it.
1 year ago on GMZ #5 – Burgers, Drugs, Sexual Harassment, and Saving America’s Children
@Woodyman_g1 "I am disturbed by much of this... but I couldn't stop reading." - This pretty much means mission accomplished for us.
Also, I don't know what you mean. If you have any information, you really should contact the police.
1 year, 1 month ago on GMZ #4 – Adoption, Back Hair, and an Exclusive Ninja Turtle Interview