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  1. I know I’ve only had Dragon Ball FighterZ for a few days, but honestly I really regret not getting this game sooner. It’s like a new Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, just with Dragon Ball characters.

    Maybe someday I’ll get a Tatsunoko vs. Capcom 2, but for now, this game is a very fun substitute.

  2. How come I can’t get no Tang ‘round here?

    1. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      I was referencing that one part in The End of Evangelion where everyone became Tang.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      No Iggy. Just quoting the show.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Ah...well for me it reminded me that I need sports drinks as it's difficult to maintain work outs without proper electrolytes, and I don't like mixing salt and sugar in warm water then adding some lemon concentrate.

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  3. It’s great to hear Dark Souls Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 19th. After the long silence on this version, I was beginning to wonder about the supposed summer release. Thankfully it’ll hit this fall, along with the Solaire amiibo!

  4. ETRIAN ODYSSEY NEXUS (aka Etrian Odyssey Cross) IS COMING TO THE WEST ON FEBRUARY 5TH!!!!!!! LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  5. That Smash Bros. Direct today was truly amazing. I am so excited for Smash Ultimate to release! It just keeps getting better and better!

    1. Democrobot

      Democrobot

      They need to shut up and take my money. I woke up early for the direct

  6. Damn man, Dark Souls 1 is way harder than the other SoulsBorne games I’ve played. No wonder it’s special edition was originally called the “Prepare to Die Edition.” I’m enjoying the game, don’t get me wrong, but you gotta think differently about approaching situations in this game that’s for sure.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Yeah, what I would really love to see is Demon's Souls remastered for PS4.  I'm kind of shocked they didn't go for that game first, but oh well.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      I know! I want a Demon’s Souls remake so bad so I can finally play that game and get my ass kicked all over again!

      There was a rumor BluePoint Studios (the folks behind the Shadow of the Colossus remake on PS4) were working on a DeSouls remake, but nothing has come from it. Maybe one day.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      From what I've heard and watched, it's a little more like Bloodborne.  Or rather Bloodborne's gameplay is a throwback to it, only faster paced of course.

      I sooooooo sooooo soooo want that game, even if only to get to the heart of the lore of the series for myself.  Watching LP's and discussion groups, or videos detailing the mythos isn't satisfactory. 

  7. Sun Bros., the one true Dark Souls covenant.

  8. Finally have all 14 characters again in Final Fantasy VI. While not everyone gets as much screen time, I really like the entire playable cast of this game. Plenty of variety in abilities, story, and design.

  9. Finally, I have the best character in Final Fantasy VI: Gogo, who in this playthrough I’ve named Nobou (three guesses who that is).

    I don’t care what anyone says, Gogo is EASILY one of the most fun characters to use in FF6. He’s always the first character I go for once I have the Falcon. Great customization, a strange design and mysterious presence, and one of the best character themes in the game makes him one of my favorite Final Fantasy/RPG playable characters.

    I’m so happy to finally have him again. :)

    1. The Dog of Zahan

      The Dog of Zahan

      I love how Gogo can use any set of unique commands he ( or she? Do we even ask?  :D) wants to.  With the right equipment Gogo can fill in for just about anyone.

  10. Oh hey, my Den level made it to 20. Guess I get to do this one more time....ahem....

    Yangus’s Humanity reaches the highest level! He has become a Beloved Boss!

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Eh, maybe I will. It’s nuts I have posted that much though, but I love the Den so it’s been easy to keep posting and talking with others here.

    2. The Dog of Zahan

      The Dog of Zahan

      good show, Yangus! :D

    3. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Dogpile on the boss!

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  11. If I ever see anyone complain about Mario Kart 150 CC AI difficultly again, I’m going to tell them, “Well, it could be Super Mario Kart difficult,” because #$*! me the AI are a bunch of cheaters in SMK 150CC.

    I’d rather be fighting the Laurence the First Vicar or playing Battletoads than deal with this.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Yes...yes it is.  Mario Kart Wii took awhile for me to get used to with the removal of jumping in favour of...what's that tactic?  Skidding?  POWER SLIDING!  That's it.  I still haven't mastered that technique.  I used to be awesome especially on the N64 with learning the right points to jump to get ahead of anyone, or jump the tracks.  Mostly for Rainbow Road, but yeah, the Wii version's AI is brutal, and they cheat given how often they get the super shell when I'm in the lead, or the lightning bolt that shrinks everyone.  Same with the DS version.  I'm in the back, and unless I'm in last place, maybe 1 in 100 item boxes gives me either of those two.  I get 3 mushrooms often, or a star often.  Or the Ink often.

      Even more ridiculous when whoever is in 2nd bloody place gets the Lightning Bolt, and gets it often.  Like...really?  Just because I'm half a track away?  Then he passes me just as I'm unshrinking, usually just in time to stomp me into the ground while the small effect is still in play.  LOL.  Bloody bastard cheap AI.

      Though for the DS version, it's more like, "did you meet the wall yet?  No?  Should've brought some cake and champagne!  Sucker!"  "See that fire pit/hole/water beneath you?  I'm going to smash into you so you land on it and crash out of bounds!  Have a nice day!"

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Mario Kart DS’s 150CC AI was easy to deal with. I mean, when I got it Christmas 2005 I ended up getting gold on every CC cup in like....4 days. Took a long time to get Triple Stars on every cup/speed class, but eventually I did.

      I did end up getting gold in all the 150 CC cups in Super Mario Kart. Koopa, my Mario Kart good luck charm, helped me secure the win on the Special Cup.

      The easiest Mario Kart AI by far on the higher cups was Mario Kart 8’s. I Triple Starred nearly every cup on the first try, only needing to repeat the Special, Leaf, and Lightning cups. 200CC was another story, but 150CC was pretty easy.

    3. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      @ignasia, the way I recall how to do the powerslide is, once you've set the direction you're trying to turn (i.e. left or right), set the control stick in the opposite direction (i.e. right or left) for a moment and then in the direction you're trying to go again to get the first level boost, and then do the same for the second boost.

      @Yangus, I only ever got one star on everything in Wii, at which point I decided that was good enough for me.

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  12. The Super Nintendo Mini has been great. Been playing it since I got home this afternoon and it’s awesome. So far only tested a few games (Final Fantasy VI and Super Mario Kart) but have thoroughly been enjoying it. I’m looking forward to finally being able to play the original Star Fox (and it’s unreleased sequel) as well as playing Yoshi’s Island, Zelda: Link to the Past, and a few others again!

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL.  I always play it safe and turn disasters off.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      The only lag I’ve found in the games is if the games already had lag problems in their original releases. For example, sometimes in Super Mario World if a bunch of stuff is on screen at once (such as Vanilla Secret 2 when all the spinies start to show up), that will still have the same slow down/lag the original release did.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      So there IS a Sim City 2000 for the SNES.  Sadly it too doesn't use the mouse.

      It's a fairly faithful emulator.  To the point where even Super FX chipsets do work properly, or chipsets that use other special functions (like Star Ocean and even Tales of Phantasia) do work if the header and footers are original and not tweaked or removed.  Some work if they're tweaked specifically for this system to allow those special functions to work right...which is interesting reading up on people getting certain games to work and most having no success without special patches (due to bad rom files or etc.).  Not suggesting you fill up that extra 300 MB of space or anything, but if you were to do so Yangus, the bulk of games do work, some do require tweaks unless you have a truly clean original ROM without any errors of any type...and some actually do need a patch regardless.

      With that in mind...at some point I need to make a retro pie.  What is interesting though, is the current NES one uses the same board and emulator chipset.  Probably to keep production costs lower, and probably due to the chipsets being very programmable and cheap.

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  13. I’m starting to get back into the Final Fantasy series. It’s thanks to Theatrhythm Curtain Call actually. I might finally get around to playing (and actually beating) Final Fantasy III this time.

    I’ve forgotten how great FF5’s soundtrack was too. Easily one of the most overlooked soundtracks by Uematsu.

    1. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Uh oh. Are you going to start wearing tacky asymmetric stage clothes and spike only half of your hair?

    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Yeah cause that's kinda my thing.

    3. The Dog of Zahan

      The Dog of Zahan

      FF5 has great music, I agree.  Some of it shines above that of FF4, and some is outshined by that game, but all is good!

  14. Theatrhythm Dragon Quest has led me back to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. The DQ one does play better with the button control scheme (and I sincerely mean that, not just saying that because it’s DQ), but the wider music selection in Curtain Call is very nice. Much as I like DQ Rhythm, the lack of songs from any spin off titles is just weird.

    1. Imutone

      Imutone

      No spin-off title songs? What a shame, I've been playing DQMJ2 lately and I love some of the tracks in it. Rocket Slime has some good tracks as well.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      See, those seemed like likely candidates for spin off game choices. The Joker series title theme, Battle of the Monsters, Neverending Journey, Fun Encounter, the Schlimen Tank battle theme...several missed opportunities just to name some examples.

      Also, there’s a real lack of overworld themes. Tons of choices from DQIV, the various ocean themes, town themes, dungeon themes...honestly it’s a shame there aren’t more tracks available, but maybe Sugiyama had something to do with that?

      Still, I’ve enjoyed it. And thankfully there are NES/Famicom renditions of select songs as DLC, so there’s at least that. Plus some other free DLC songs as well.

  15. Nice! Ni no Kuni II received an update that allows you to choose a Hard or Expert mode, along with some other changes! Nice to see the developers are offering a better challenge now. As much as I loved NNK2, it was definitely an easy game.

    https://gematsu.com/2018/06/ni-no-kuni-ii-revenant-kingdom-version-1-03-update-now-available-adds-hard-and-expert-difficulty-modes

  16. Finally finished my replay of Dragon Quest V. I find with each replay I appreciate the game a little more.  Definitely a good time replaying it, even though it took me a while to finish it.

  17. As much as I’ve liked Dragon Quest Theatrhythm, it’s disappointing to see DQX doesn’t have more of its music in game. All the races are playable characters, so I’m surprised some of the race themes aren’t playable songs. The Puklipo and Ogre themes would be good choices, as would the Weddie theme for a close 3rd.

  18. I’m finally getting toward the end of Dragon Quest V DS. Just saved Debora from Mt. Azimuth, and it’s off to Nadiria. I’ve gotten side tracked a lot in this playthrough, so hopefully this week I can finally wrap the game up.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Got one of those after 4 battles in Nadiria.

    2. BorisTheWizard

      BorisTheWizard

      Great game. I actually convinced my ex to both play/complete the game, and she ended up loving it. RIP.

      Anyway, Debora is best waifu, so you chose correctly.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Ha! I ended up getting a second Great Dragon! That’s hilarious!

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  19. Is it possible to beat Orochi in DQ3 without at least Midheal? Cause my party of hero, warrior, martial artist, and merchant (level 21-24) are having a hell of a time fighting her. They can do good damage, but the stronger fire attack just does too much damage and I don’t know where I could find fire resistant gear for everyone (or most everyone).

    Might have to break and use the Words of Wisdom book on someone so they can become a sage.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      I'll link you to my FAQ anyway...it's not 100% up to date, as I need to update it to the current version:

      https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/android/734813-dragon-quest-iii/faqs/70835

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      I ended up using my Words of Wisdom on my merchant. Got him to level 16 for midheal. I did fine after that. If I had remembered how to get the Ultimate Key sooner, I might have gotten some Dragon Shields.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Heh, glad you got through it anyhow.

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  20. Dragon Quest Rhythm has been a lot of fun. It’s been easy enough(ish) to navigate through the game’s menus. Luckily the layouts are very similar to the Final Fantasy ones on the 3DS, so that helps with navigation. Naturally the first character I chose was Yangus. Oh, the heroes of DQ4 and 7 were picked as well, and that Puklipo fella from DQ10.

    I’ll post my full thoughts thus far on the game tomorrow.

  21. Fun fact: if you put the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Suites for Dragon Quest I - XI together in one playlist, you end up with 222 songs, with the full time being 11 hours and 49 minutes.

  22. “Ees me, friend! Your old Uncle Sancho! You no recognize me? Si, si! You never forget me, eh?”

  23. How on earth did I end up with 2000 upvotes across everything I’ve posted on the Den? I appreciate it, but holy crap!

    1. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Same way you got 1999 upvotes, just one more.

    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      You did earn them, even if sadly most of your points weren't for your actual beneficial posts, but for your ridiculous ones...you are a funny guy.  Not Good Fella's funny...more like uh...Adam Sandler meets Ron White kind of funny.

  24. Happy Birthday to the game that started it all, Dragon Quest 1! Today the game is 32 years old in Japan. Kind of funny I just started replaying it yesterday! What good timing!

    1. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      I'm on the other side of that dividing line -- I started in '04 with 8. Which is also weird in hindsight.

    2. The Dog of Zahan

      The Dog of Zahan

      I've played it since the Nintendo Power DW1 giveaway, and it's still awesome. Happy 32nd, DQ!

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Wow...I wonder if they'll release Dragon Quest 11 Switch on May 28th 2019, when DQ1 is 33.  That would be symbolic.  11*3, 11 and 3, the final part of the original trilogy that started with DQ1, and ends with DQ11 (so far).  The beginning is the end, the end is the beginning.  DQ's own Urobolus cycle in completion, and more symbolically, on a Nintendo HOME console.

      I actually really hope they do that.  World wide 28th of 2019.

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