I knew The Simpsons Game would be a mediocre 3D platformer, but I thought yanno, it would keep me busy for a bit. But all The Simpsons Game made me feel was “Mmm… I’d be happier with the N64”.
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This FUCKING though based on a fucking Simpsons joke is why I’ve hoarded my old physical media ever since.
But there’s something depressing about having a wall of Classic Games I don’t play or engage with any more. I’m not doing hashtag Media Preservation, all these videogames are already well preserved by other people. I don’t own any rare or obscure games – they’re all bestselling, ubiquitous, popular. I’m not keeping them in preservation condition, I’m keeping them on the shelf not putting them in the fridge. I think its sad these game discs don’t get played any more. Some fucking leak of empathy has me feeling sorry for the games who just sit around doing nothing. Sometimes, I want to give them away so I know somebody is still playing them. But moreso, I worry that if I give them away, I’ll be giving my collection away to another hoarder, and i’d miss them.
Some people who sell of get rid of their old items spend their whole time missing them. I’m not sure how much happier I would actually have been if I kept the n64. Like, some times I think “it would be nice to have around” but oh well. I know how to download N64 games in minecraft, I’m good when I actually want to play one.
I haven’t got the Wii out in a few years, took this photo last time I did. I guess its nice to have one around every once in a while but i’m not really playing it. I always think “Mmm… I’d be happier with the N64” but I don’t know. Would I feel very different if I sold the Wii? I think i’ve owned it too long to sell now. I’m hording it until it all breaks and doesn’t work, I guess. or unless I need like a little more room, like a tiny amount of more room.
I guess it sucks if you sell your old shit, sucks if you keep it. who cares
Second hand stores are great.
I remember the staff of the store were playing Nirvana’s In Utero through the speakers, once. The one employee who rapidly dropped everything and ran out the back to skip the song when Rape Me came on was so funny (it’s a good thing they did though, imagine playing that song over the speakers of a shop, oof). Hope they’re having a good life.
This blog contains Final Fantasy Spoilers for All Of Them
There’s like only a handful of dilfs in final fantasy and theyre not all here. Anyway here’s the tier list for DILFs in Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line
Auron – He’s not the step-dad, he’s the dad who stepped up.
T.G. Cid – ha ha Trans Gender Cid.
Barret Wallace – It sucks that the date scene with him and cloud is a joke. i want barret to date cloud for real.
Laguna Loire – In retrospect, he was the first videogame DILF I was down bad for.
Merely Ok DILFs
Cecil Harvey – Only a father in the Expanded universe ??? (expanded universe bad). I think its funny to call him a DILF and I like him.
Jeckt – Absolute dogshit parent. Fucking Sucks. I hate his pussy. But what kind of self-respecting faggot like me would say ‘no’ to Braska’s Final aeon I mean come on. Who wouldn’t lower their standards for that huge hairy monster.
Just handsome men, but you know, not old men (whats the point).
Q: How is stylus gaming different than finger touchscreen gaming? A: Stylus.
The difference between stylus gaming and touchscreen gaming is the difference between painting with a brush, and painting with your fingers. Fingerpainting is super rad, but hoo-boy, using a brush is a whole different kind of awesome!
A stylus can demand more precision of the player, require less hand movement, and use smaller UI elements. Human fingers are large, imprecise, prone to obfuscating game elements, and its very taxing to wave your entire hand for demanding gameplay.
Trauma Centre is a game with terrible politics where you need to zap cartoon viruses inside the human body with lasers. It rules, and it could never work with finger touchscreens. It’s too fast and precise.
Professor Layton contains beautiful backgrounds, where you can tap hotspots to find flavour text and hint tokens. In a finger touchscreen scenario, the game is playable, but your fingers would obfuscate the UI elements you’re attempting to interact with. It would suit a point-and-click style with a mouse better than fingers.
The Nintendo DS is the home of several adventure game classics. A point-and-click genre moving to a stylus based input is just such a natural fit. And you don’t really need to do anything differently than a mouse point-and-click. There’s a lot of great adventure games for finger touchscreens too, but they usually need to design their hotspot UI around that input method and make compromises to it.
Drawn to Life is a generic platform game with a gimmick – You yourself can draw the appearance of many in-game elements, including your protagonist.
Illustration mechanics and gimmicks are a natural fit for stylus games, and appear in many DS games. Drawn to Life is just the most obvious example. WarioWare DIY would be another great example. Animal Crossing: Wild World lets players illustrate their own custom outfits for the player character. Kirby: Canvas Curse is a more subtle usage, where you illustrate lines for Kirby to move across. There’s similar minigames in Super Mario 64 DS where you interact with Mario by illustration. Or the DS Zelda games, where drawing on the game’s maps, and drawing paths for AI controlled characters (Zelda) to follow, is a neat mechanic that adds a nice twist to the Zelda formula.
on the other hand.
I get why people like finger touchscreens. You don’t have to own a stylus – and a stylus is a tiny piece of plastic which loves to go missing. Whereas your fingers are Just Right There.
I am aware there are stylus’ available for finger touchscreens. And I do own and use some! and they go missing A Lot!! But these stylus mimic human fingers, by having large wide grippy tips. And the games I’m playing them with are clearly built around fingers anyway, so it’s just not the same.
but yeah in the end i
i do miss stylus gaming. *sigh* Touchscreening with fingers isn’t the same.
anyway please leave some comments. let me know your fave stylus game, or if you also miss this input method. or just say anything I live for comment’s
The story is simple and for children, and pretty much The Plot of every merch-driven narrative. The evil new Team Rocket has stolen all the Pokemon Cards and kidnapped the strongest card players, can you rescue the cards and the strongest card players?
English Patch Overview
You don’t need to play the first game to get into this. The English Patch is extremely highly recommended, as NPCs share hints and several fights require speciality decks. The fan translation is extremely organic sounding and high quality, although it’s translator admits they don’t know Japanese that well. It could be considered a rewrite rather than an extremely accurate translation, but it’s a very good rewrite.
The only sign its a fan translation is the fact it lets you use hiragana and katakana in names. This is an option the original game had, which an official localization probably would have removed. Leaving it in just adds more opinions for naming, and a fine thing to leave in, I love options. You can use the character which looks like a face, ツ (tsu). It’s epic.
The fan translation was done by Artemis251 (the main translator guy) and Jazz (credited as supplying the base; adding the ability to write English text, and doing a menu/card translation).
Finding a JP Rom is up to you. The legal thing to do would be to buy a cartridge and dump it yourself, and I am obviously a law-abiding guy. I don’t advocate crimes, but WowRomsof a 20 year old abandonware game wouldn’t be unethical to acquire. Original devs and Nintendo aren’t getting paid either way, so who cares. Hypothetically + In Minecraft.
The game is easy, but has a difficulty curve. The endgame trainers are a fair challenge, but its still a game that children can beat. The earlygame is fairly open-ended, but the game gets more linier as things go on. This isn’t a bad thing, it lets the developers control the difficulty curve more.
There is no penalty for losing a card game, except in rival fights, which reward you with rare cards for winning on the first try. But you can complete the game fine without those rewards. Like in irl card games, sometimes you will lose fights to getting a bad draw at the start. But this can also happen to your opponents. There is also no forfeit option, meaning if you’re in a no-win situation it can take a while to lose and try again.
Progression is very horizontal. Each fight wins you a new booster pack of pokemon cards, and more flexibility within the in-game metagame. This adds complexity organically.
Everything is very close to the real card game, with pixel art translations of actual art. All of them look fine, although several look better than others. A lot of them are attempting to translate a variety of art styles into pixel art, to mixed results.
A mixture of my favourite designs, and least favourite ones. Which are which? You decide (To Be Clear, I don’t think the graphics are bad or that this makes the graphics bad. It’s just interesting.)
Yes, you can get the famous Charizard card. In the game. I don’t think Charizard is actually a very good card. It’s a glass cannon and resource hog, which leaves you in a nigh-unrecoverable state if it shatters. Charmelon is definitely one of the best second-stage Pokemon, however.
There are various NPCs who will give you suggestions for strategies in decks. Perhaps these strategies would also have been interesting if performed in the irl card game of the day, although I assume the metagame has advanced somewhat in the past 20 years.
I don’t know how people who were into the modern card game would react to this game. Its a blast from the past, and would either be interesting for that reason, or too different from the modern game for those people to enjoy.
How fun you find this game does depend on how you feel about the Pokemon trading card game IRL. I was a casual fan as a kid, so I found the game very fun. If you can’t fucking stand the Pokemon trading card game, this game won’t save it for you. Oh well.
The field pixel art is gorgeous. It looks very much like Pokemon Crystal, but with a lot of tile animation which makes the environments come alive. Its very cute.
The Team Rocket grunt characters are wearing red uniforms. Due to various pixel limitations etc, it makes the Team Rocket cap look like a red beret. I love it.
Characters face sprites have three emotions, netural, happy, and sad. The characters faces react when they draw a new card, and based on how they feel about the match. NPCs have absolutely no poker face. This makes gameplay more interesting, as it adds an element of attempting to read and predict your digital opponent. Its simple, but in a close battle can be very compelling
Blorbos from my game
Was Ronald the first friendly-rival in a Pokemon videogame? I’m sure somebody knows for sure, sperg out in the comments #engagement
Old men from pkmn ????
Palette limitations on the GBC meant they had to give this girl green tears. I love it. I like when small children crey, welcome 2 my twisted mind nah
thank god they gave Courtney an anime laugh in this game. Very good game design.
The way they’ve drawn this guy’s glasses is great. They’re like fucked up eyes
always love a Anime Scientist
Introverted Pikachu-loving NEET.
Rancid old man
Rancid old lady
Extroverted Pikachu-loving NEET.
Firey chef men (return of the fucked up glasses)
These motherfuckers. kinda gay ngl
More mother fuckers.
The guy in the hat wants you to build a deck with all the legendary birds and dragonite in it? And they’re such bad cards and its a three type deck why. I ended up building a deck based around the birds, the eeveelutions, and the dratini line. It ended up working pretty well, and it was an interesting challenge building a three-type deck. but it also fucking sucked
anyway the girl just looks cool
christ the final boss is so good. look at him. he has evil red eyes its so good
imakumi? red version
President and CEO of The Pokemon Company, and the producer of Pokemon, Tsunekazu Ishihara
One of eight powerful post-game bonus bosses, a ghost locked away in a sealed shrine for being too good at pokemon cards, cat faced man
see, this is one of the things which keeps me coming back to media for children occasionally. It’s just so fun and corny and brazen to play this shit completely straight. yes, somebody could be so good at pokemon cards they need to be sealed away. its not even noteworthy, this is just a common trope. its mundane. a ton of kids shit does this and it owns. other ghosts include a clown and a plague doctor