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General / Re: Best and Worst Games of a Series
« on: Today at 09:41:51 pm »
Metal Gear
Worst - [...] I'd love to say Metal Gear was the worst, but it's hard to judge a game so old, so I choose to ignore it. [...]

Zelda
Best - Breath of the Wild
Worst - Zelda 2

Super Mario
Best: Super Mario World
Worst: Super Mario Bros 2.

How is an old game hard to judge? I mean, you have Zelda II and Super Mario Bros. 2 listed as worst. I don't mean to put you on the spot, but I'm just curious given these games are contemporary to each other. You even listed Final Fantasy VI as the worst, which for all intents and purposes is an old game.
Fair assessment.  I'll reword it.  My recollection of Zelda 2 and Super Mario Bros 2 (That is SMB2 USA) is stronger.  I've played both games multiple times.  I've played Metal Gear once and I don't really remember much other than it being an NES game.  I don't want to call Metal Gear the worst just because it's an old game.  Zelda 2 and SMB2 I can say for certain are my least favorite games in their respective franchises of the games I've played.

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General / Re: Best and Worst Games of a Series
« on: Today at 01:31:49 pm »
I considered not taking part but here we are with my controversial opinions.

Metal Gear
Best - Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain.  I'd love to say I'm biased because V was the first one I played through entirely, but I just didn't enjoy the controls from the older games and QoL wise they are pretty hard to go back to.  I did beat Metal Gear and I had played Metal Gear Solid 1/2 before the release of MGSV, so I know I just didn't enjoy the original controls.  like I loved Resident Evil 2, but I can't say it's the best because the controls make it hard to go back to.  All that said, MGSV has so much in the way of QoL improvements over previous entries and just is an amazing game to play mechanically.  I know I've seen the complaints about the move away from the traditional structure of MGS games, but I'm honestly a huge fan of the traditional structure, so I enjoy this game.  This game lets you choose to do missions in so many different ways, it's very open in that sense.
Worst - Metal Gear Solid 4.  I'd love to say Metal Gear was the worst, but it's hard to judge a game so old, so I choose to ignore it.  MGS4, however, being a modern game, was just terrible at both sides.  It didn't do stealth very well and it didn't do action very well.  I know my playthrough I couldn't get through anything without setting off alarms and such, no clue what that was about and the controls were atrocious for the action side.  It was a step in the right direction of gaining more casual consumers, but I think it just confused everyone.

Final Fantasy
I'm gonna be super controversial with this one
Best - VIIR/XV.  I had initially written XV, because I forgot 7R existed.  I enjoyed the crap outta XV, so much so that I played until I got the platinum trophy.  Functionally (ignoring the car) XV and 7R are similar games, 7R is amazing because of the characters and world, but it loses points for being a fraction of the story and it does in fact have its frustrating moments.  XV is amazing because of the characters and world as well, but it loses points for the car and car related things... mostly the fast travel costing money, not using fast travel having auto-drive but still taking forever as like a punishment, and the inability to like drive if a monster shows up.  That being said, again the QoL improvements by a more action oriented system make these two games the best.  I've never been a fan of the traditional "turn based" ATB system, ATB system works moderately well in an action oriented combat system.
Worst - VI.  I'd love to say 8 is the worst, but I honestly haven't ever played 8.  Maybe I'll play 8 one day and it can earn its place as the worst, because of its stupid system where enemies and bosses level with you so grinding can actually make the game harder. ::)  That said, 6 is pretty fucking terrible.  High encounter rates, low xp gains, revolving team members, confusing menus and mechanics.  Sabin's skills can waste turns.  Gao requires sending him off on a grind to learn new moves.  So many instant kill enemies that you have to dump all your gil/gold into phoenix downs.  Just an unenjoyable experience.

Yazuka
Best - 5.  This game has a lot of the major QoL improvements of late entries to the series, but it has so much content, character, and story.  Don't get me wrong, 6 is great, but it's short.  0 is pretty amazing, but it falls just a bit short of 5.
Worst - Dead Souls, 1, FotNS. I threw 3.  Dead Souls being the first worst for just being almost irrelevent.  1 for being the oldest and lowest QoL of the mainline entries plus terrible VO.  FotNS because I just couldn't get into it, I really wanted to, but it just felt wrong.

Resident Evil
Best - 2 Remake.  I wanted to put 3, but 3 is shorter and has more of the frustrating things that 2 had.  Overall an amazing remake and I look forward to future titles in this vein.
Worst - 0/6.  0, I consider the worst for it just being so dated.  6 for being just not a Resident Evil game and more like Army of Two or something.  6 might honestly win, for just being a waste of time largely.

Mega Man X
Best - X.  I know I'm biased, I like X
Worst - X7.

Zelda
Best - Breath of the Wild
Worst - Zelda 2

Battlefield
Best - Battlefield 1.  The story mode was amazing
Worst - Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.  Gawd was this game atrocious

Need for Speed
Best - Most Wanted (2005)
Worst - Need for Speed (The recent reboot)

Super Mario
Best: Super Mario World
Worst: Super Mario Bros 2.

Soulsborne
Best - Dark Souls (Remastered)
Worst - Dark Souls III

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General / Re: VGCollect Secret Santa 2020! Buy time!
« on: October 26, 2020, 11:22:56 am »
So semi-related to SS2020 shopping but Gamestop's new overhaul of their website could use another overhaul.  ::) I looked up a couple of games the other day (one a potential SS gift) and all 3 or 4 I looked up showed none in stock within a 100 mile radius. Yesterday I was in the West side of the metro area (which is about 8 miles away) and stopped at a GS there. I found one of the games I searched for.  :P Then today I'm about 30 miles North of the city and hit up another GS on the way home. The other 3 games I searched for were there.  :o
I have been led to believe that Gamestop doesn't keep a database of what they have.  Back when I used to shop there I remember one time I was looking for a specific PS1 game (this was around 2013-2014), I wanted to save time searching and just asked them if they had the game in stock. He told me, no shit, that they don't keep a list and he had no idea.  So I searched, and found it. 
"Oh you found it? Okay cool."
That line is one of many reasons I don't do Gamestop anymore.  I miss the good ol' FuncoLand days.
They absolutely do and should.  Back when I worked at GS (2012) we did regular title on hand counts and made sure to keep track of inventory.  Most stores will even search other store's inventories if customers are looking for something specific that the store doesn't have.

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Dragon Marked for Death
https://vgcollect.com/item/156846

Cover Art is incorrect.  Nintendo puts publisher logo on the front of box.  Inti creates is not the publisher, Nighthawk Interactive is the publisher.  Simple ebay search will show that all copies of this game have the Nighthawk logo and not the inti creates logo.

Submitted correction and it was rejected.


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General / Re: VGCollect Secret Santa 2020! Buy time!
« on: October 23, 2020, 11:47:46 pm »
Eh, Ive seen folks get 2 gifts, I've received two gifts.  It happens.

I'm largely pulling things from my own collection so I dont have to hunt this year... but like I said I've got one thing I think I want to go out of my way for, but if I dont manage it, I've still got enough to go.

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General / Re: VGCollect Secret Santa 2020! Buy time!
« on: October 23, 2020, 04:05:05 pm »
Yeah, I've got ~$50-60 worth of stuff on hand for my SS, but I'm really thinking about buying a specific game for my SS... just gotta decide if I wanna buy it right away or maybe wait for a better price... plus gotsta find tootsies

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Classic Video Games / Re: RetroTink - Worth it?
« on: October 21, 2020, 08:28:59 am »
I have the EON Super 64 and I think it functions the same as the retrotink, it's just a line doubler, definitely not worth the price considering it only works on N64 (due to its shape)

I've been thinking about buying a retrotink and I constantly waffle on buying it or not.  I'd buy the full retrotink 2x with component support if I did though... mostly because I do have at least one tv that only supports HDMI inputs.

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Haven't really bought much lately, but here's the few things I've acquired recently.

Playstation Dual Analog Joystick controller
Moon - Premium Edition (NS)
Tomoyo After (NS)
I am Setsuna (NS)
Another Century's Episode 2 (PS2)
Shadow Tower Abyss (PS2)




I won't throw a preview in, but here's how the controller was packed... literally with garbage, some of it even damp... controllers smells terrible of smoke.
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/445675864705990667/767819046220988476/20201019_133827.jpg

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General / Re: A Gaming Kinda Christmas.
« on: October 19, 2020, 03:20:12 pm »
the Ghost of Tale game
Ghost of a Tale or Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of a Tale. It's a mouse pirate game of sorts. Reminded me of Secret of Nimh. I recently finished Ghost of Tsushima. Great game.
Yeah, I thought you meant Tsushima, so I googled Ghost of a Tale and saw that game.  Looks interesting and seems to be getting a physical release later this year.

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General / Re: A Gaming Kinda Christmas.
« on: October 19, 2020, 01:30:55 pm »
the Ghost of Tale game
Ghost of a Tale or Ghost of Tsushima

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General / Re: VGCollect Secret Santa 2020! Buy time!
« on: October 19, 2020, 12:08:18 am »
I'm actually pulling directly from my collection... though... i may go out of my way for a game i think my SS would enjoy.

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General / Re: VGCollect Secret Santa 2020! Wishlist time!
« on: October 17, 2020, 04:42:59 pm »
All things according to plan... Already got a nice set of things together for my person, now to figure out logictics of local flavor and maybe tootsies even though I said no tootsies! Buahahahahahaha

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I've been bingeing anime lately.  Burned through K-on, My Love Story, Clannad, and maybe a few others.  I'm at the last episode or two of Toradora and a few episodes into Tamako Market.

I see a lot of stuff for Toradora folks being like Taiga is best girl and stuff, and she's good and all, but I like Minori better for Ryuuji.

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