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For me using the sword as a dowsing rod in 1st person to find the Kokiri folk in the forest killed my interest in the game. I never got past that part and quite possibly never will.

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General Gaming / Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
« on: Yesterday at 01:17:48 PM »

Please tell me you didn't trade in Radiant Dawn for less that $100. That is a super rare game that you could probably sell on eBay for a lot of cash. If you did this at Gamestop I guarantee you got ripped off and should run back and reverse the trade, last I checked you could do that a short bit after doing the trade.

Also heard Dokapon Kingdom is also rather hard to come by.

Deal was $200 CAD+Pokemon for the four Wii games. Definitely not max value for me, but I have my reasons - only paid $50 CAD for all games combined back in the day, was happy to hang out with a friendly local gamer and give him a bit of a deal, and prefer cash in my pocket to the hassle of online sales.

Dokapon Kingdom is probably the only game I feel bad about selling. It's kind of awesome. Wii has lots of party games, but nothing else quite the same.

Fire Emblem is fantastic, but with so many games from the series now coming out I'm never going back to replay it. If there weren't so many 3DS games getting released I would have had a harder time letting go.

Shiren and Castle are both fine games... but my backlog is stuffed to the brim with fine games. Still considering getting the Vita Shiren as replacement (it's cheaper than what I sold the Wii game for) but will probably pass.

Considering that price and your circumstances (selling it to someone who will appreciate it) then it isn't as big of a deal. I was worried you sold it to Gamestop for like $20.

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General Gaming / Re: Which Civ game is the best entrypoint?
« on: February 25, 2017, 01:51:33 PM »
I am rather partial to the art style in Civ IV. Started in Civ III, but once I got used to Civ IV It was hard to go back. Never got as much time in with 5 as I wanted, but it is a fine starting point for the series.


I'd go with the humble bundle as that is a great deal for all of those games.


Speaking of Civ, we really need to get around to playing an NWR match. My vote if for Civ V. We could try that "via email" method of multiplayer.

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General Gaming / Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
« on: February 25, 2017, 01:42:07 PM »
Please tell me you didn't trade in Radiant Dawn for less that $100. That is a super rare game that you could probably sell on eBay for a lot of cash. If you did this at Gamestop I guarantee you got ripped off and should run back and reverse the trade, last I checked you could do that a short bit after doing the trade.

Also heard Dokapon Kingdom is also rather hard to come by.

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I tried and last time it was blank, I don't think images work like that?
 
Testing again.

~Yeah, that doesn't work

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Updated with the next "wave" of releases. I was watching AoS with my wife, but I may ask her to let me cheat ahead on my own, because all I'm really watching on my own right now are reruns of P&R and American Dad, SW Rebels, Empire, and Once Upon a Time. Everything else I am watching is "watch with the wife" material so it is all on hold until we can find time to watch together. Too many shows with too little TV-together-time. I've already released her to watch ahead on some of our joint shows she cares more about, so I'm sure she won't mind me jumping ahead with Agents.

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General Chat / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: February 25, 2017, 10:04:23 AM »
La La Land:

OMG.  What the hell were people even watching with this movie?  I feel like I went to the wrong film.  The movie basically abandons its own premise of being a musical.  It then turns into a shallow, uninteresting love story spread out between long, jazz interludes.  The jazz music is great.  The John Legend song is also great.  The story was garbage.  The "musical" numbers also sucked, especially the opening number where there's a guy inexplicably doing half-hearted parkour over cars while everyone else is posing on top of the cars.  There was only one scene where there was any conflict whatsoever.  To top it off, the ending just was nonsensical.  I can't believe this is gonna win the Oscar.  Ugh.

5/10


You basically summed up what I got from the trailers and previews I saw, and until your review I was actually considering watching it due to the universal praise it seemed to be getting. You have reentered my lack of a desire to not see the film. My wife and I will probably go see Hidden Figures instead on our next date night to the dollar theater.

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It was me, Mop it up. I'm trying to kill you, and everyone else playing the game. Especially Shyguy though; gotta keep my lead over him!

YOU WILL PAY GODFATHER

:murder;


Um, what was the stabby knife emopticon?


:stab;

In fact, I've forgotten a lot of them. And I can't seem to find the list of them on the site.

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It may have some of those extreme feature, but it is just like Pokemon in that you can play and enjoy the game as a normal gamer/casual and have a blast. I reset my account about 20 times to get some good characters and ended up with Roy and Peri, and through additional casual play I've also gotten the following 5*: 2 Camilla, another Roy, Takumi, and Cordelia.


Also got some nice 4* like Raven and Oboro which I might move up to 5* down the road if I don't draw some more 5*s. I already have over 20k feathers through all of the extra promos and achievement awards. Will save them for a rainy day.


Only character I really want that I do not have are Ephraim and Hector.

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It was me, Mop it up. I'm trying to kill you, and everyone else playing the game. Especially Shyguy though; gotta keep my lead over him!

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I was waiting for the season to hit Netflix this Summer/Fall, but will have to get it back on our plate and catch up.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Paper Mario: Color Splash
« on: February 21, 2017, 08:28:23 PM »
I'm willing to bet it will be available on the Switch soon as well. Its one of those games that seems to be on most everything and easy to port.


And hopefully the continued profit will motivate them to greenlight a remake of the 2nd.

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Man, we can't talk about Mafia dying, Vedettas are making a comeback!

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Then lets get ready to Spla-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta Splatoon!



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Man, this has been a great 10 years of film making. I never used to care about going to the theater to see any film. The last films I made an effort to see in theaters opening night/day were the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Lord of the Rings. I had fallen into a rut of waiting for the streaming release. Marvel films have rekindled my general excitement for going to see films in theaters. We probably go to see at least 1-2 a month now where once a year was my previous average.


Gotta imagine the MCU has been great for the movie industry as a whole with motivation like that.

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TalkBack / Re: Harvest Moon 64 Releasing On WIi U Virtual Console Thursday
« on: February 21, 2017, 08:08:01 PM »
I'll give it another shot soon, especially with the amount of positive feedback the game has gotten. But I am finding that I don't want to spend a ton of time in tutorials and introductions. I am craving experiences where I can just dive in and start experimenting and exploring, without a huge flashy intro.

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TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Adds User IDs Ahead of Switch Release
« on: February 21, 2017, 07:59:40 PM »
Also, does anyone know what happened to the old mynintendo accounts... I have an old login that doesn't seem to work.  I remember once typing in a bunch of codes from games... registering my different systems (Gamecube, DS, Wii, etc)

Has that history been nuked with this new system.  It seems like the new accounts are still essentially mynintendo accounts.

That system evolved into ClubNintendo, which was replaced by the current MyNintendo, which is a completely separate thing that's tied to the new Nintendo account system.


Which is not related to the Nintendo Network ID, or the new "User ID"...


Nintendo has forgotten one of their core principals that have enabled their games to remain so popular: Keep It Simple Stupid.

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TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Adds User IDs Ahead of Switch Release
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:06:52 PM »
They should have just integrated the NNIDs into this new setup. Seems like a load of crap.

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I linked my NNID to my My.Nintendo.com account a long time ago...

edit: That is stupid I had to create a new one. shyguy6 since ShyGuy was taken even though that has been my userid since Miitomo came out...


Yeah, someone already took Stratos so I went with my fallback Chronocast. They could have announced this better instead of letting it just be through word of mouth.

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Randomly Generated Funhouse / Re: I know why the banned user sings.
« on: February 21, 2017, 02:55:51 PM »
Woah woah woah, what have I been missing around here? Evan_B actually made some funny posts, but it wasn't in the Funhouse so now he's banned? The posts were moved to the Funhouse, but since he kept doing it, now they're deleted? I guess I can't argue with that, assuming he was warned to stop, though it's a shame the posts are deleted. I'd have liked to see that.

I guess Shaymin is giving me reason to visit every day, if I might start missing posts he deletes!


Except Evan isn't banned, at least according to his name not being grey.

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General Gaming / Re: Games Industry Death Watch 2010-2017
« on: February 21, 2017, 02:49:42 PM »
You could gift me the Switch version good buddy :D


I could probably give you some Steam games to compensate as I have some extra copies floating around from Humble Bundles. Think I got some Wii U/3DS ones as well.

I'd take that deal if my pc was better. Yooka Laylee comes out after my birthday. Either I'm going to have a ps4 and a switch, or just a ps4. It depends on how my tax return turns out and the availability of the Switch.

you would certainly be one of my preferred choices.


I have both PC and WiiU/3DS codes from humble bundles, if a PC code does not interest you.

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TalkBack / Re: Harvest Moon 64 Releasing On WIi U Virtual Console Thursday
« on: February 21, 2017, 02:42:41 PM »
I think I'm just becoming a stubborn old grouch honestly. The cartoony style and the forced week-long tutorial put me off to the whole thing. I've had the game sitting unopened for a month or two as I heard it was one of the best games ever in the series. But my game time is sorely limited and I wasted an entire session trying to finish the tutorial and lost patience with the forced mini-quests to learn the game. It made me miss the simplicity of the old games.


And I'm not one to shy away from "kiddie/cartoony" imagery in games, I'm a Nintendo fan after all, but the artwork just wasn't appealing to me. The whole thing made me think of those Farmville games on Facebook.


I'm sure there is a quality product under there, but I just can't motivate myself to go back and try it again. I just tell myself I should play something else instead.

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I need to host one more, as I did some pretty awesome ones in the past. Mop it up and I's Mafia Party game was pretty intense from a hosting standpoint, what with spreadsheets and RNG dice rolls and power ups coming into play.


I'll have to take some time off of work and time it for the breaks between school to ensure maximum focus.

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Insert generic rant about the political candidate that won the stereotypical "election to save/destroy your country" that causes a user to get banned.

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TalkBack / Re: Harvest Moon 64 Releasing On WIi U Virtual Console Thursday
« on: February 21, 2017, 11:27:32 AM »
I have tremendous nostalgia for this game, it was the first one I owned in a series that became one of my favorites, but in all honesty it's a fairly weak and barebones entry even by the standards of the time. It's missing a fair amount of features, such as the entire cooking mechanic, that were in the PlayStation entry Harvest Moon: Back to Nature, which was remade for GBA as Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, which is also on the Virtual Console, so if you're itching for Harvest Moon on Wii U definitely buy that instead of this, it's a much better game.


That will probably be the next Harvest Moon I pick up as it seems to round out the discussion of "the best" and the only one of the classic ones I missed out on.


I've been so turned off by Story of Seasons that I may just stick with the old entries and Star Dew Valley.

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