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About Grazza

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    Metal King

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    strength training, photography


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    Wind Waker, Dragon Quest VIII
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    Risky Boots
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  1. Switch eShop Thread

    After many decades, I have finally got the arcade version of Double Dragon on my console! @Dcubed - Do you have any ideas about the perfect way to display this? If the coin-op was 256×240, should I set it to multiples of 240?
  2. Nintendo Labo (april 27th 2018)

    I'm afraid it falls upon me to be the negative one, but this seems like The Emperor's New Clothes. When I was a kid there were toys called Zoids - make-your-own robotic dinosaur/animal kits. Not only were they engineering marvels, they were aesthetically fascinating. Lego was also a very high quality toy - even better, in my opinion, before they used so many film licences. This, though, seems incredibly cheap and throwaway. $70-80 for sheets of cardboard? If this is successful, the profit margins are going to be astronomical! It really does feel like the Wii days - Nintendo's success has made them confident (possibly overconfident) and they have gone back to thinking any sort of playing about they do will be interesting, rather than let a genuinely compelling idea drive the software and hardware. Not that it'll do any harm - it's a 3rd pillar, after all - but I think this is going to end up in the recycling bin!
  3. General Switch Discussion

    I thought Nintendo were at their "expanded audience" best with the 3DS. StreetPass/Quest struck a chord with me more than Wii Sports/Fit, Letterbox was a brilliant way of communicating with real character (shame how it ended) and Animal Crossing: New Leaf was phenomenal. To me, Switch is a fundamentally good, non-gimmicky console, so I'm sure they can get the balance right.
  4. Dragon Quest Builders 1 & 2 (Switch)

    Finished the demo and thought it was the best thing I've played for ages. As I understand it, this game is Minecraft with a Dragon Quest theme? Well, I've no previous experience with Minecraft, but it applies the Dragon Quest feel very well. It's addictive to build the houses, and you can fill them with quintessentially DQ items such as pots and chests. I've read the criticism and will probably agree with it when I get that far, but I have a feeling I'll enjoy the game enough to overcome it. Can't wait to play the full release!
  5. Dragon Quest Builders 1 & 2 (Switch)

    Not sure if this is known, but there's now a demo available for the first game on the Nintendo eShop.
  6. Nintendo Direct Mini

    Ys VIII looks quite interesting, although I'm not sure what the gameplay is like. I've never played Hyrule Warriors, so this might be a chance to play that. SNK Heroines is not a bad idea, but I'd rather they'd gone for hand-drawn 2D over polygons.
  7. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

    Well, I'm finished with Etrian Odyssey V, and I reckon it's the best so far. I beat the post-game boss in 5 turns! And I suspect it could be done in 3 turns with a fully-retired team, but I don't really want to grind that up just to see. Still, a great game indeed.
  8. Switch eShop Thread

    Does anyone know what happened to Double Dragon? It's still in my watch list, but not possible to buy.
  9. Wonder Boy: the Dragon's Trap

    I hadn't, but thanks for the heads-up. LizardCube were pretty honest about what I think is the game's one objective flaw - namely how obscure it becomes later on. Personally, I would have liked some particle effects to signpost the hidden doors, and a few hints about the other things mentioned, but to me it's not a huge deal. Other than that, though, I think this game is of medium difficulty rather than anything more. There are 8-bit games that get trotted out - Metroid, Kid Icarus, Legend of Zelda - that I wouldn't dream of playing without save states. Not Dragon's Trap though - it's fine. Checkpoints aren't part of the design, just as they aren't everywhere in Super Mario Bros. Developers always ask you to complete certain stretches without checkpoints, and I don't think Wonder Boy's are too big. What I love about this game is how considered the overall design seems - neither overly simple nor overly complicated. The overworld isn't too big or too small. You find your way to a boss, defeat it, gain a new transformation, access an area you couldn't before, defeat the next boss... and so on. There's no DLC or ridiculous amount of sidequests. To me, it's this proper (but limited) design many people have nostalgia for, not necessarily the difficulty.
  10. Dragon Quest VIII - 3DS

    If you have a TV you actually like playing on, I'd go for the PS2 original. The 3DS version may have extras, but it's also been snipped quite a bit. DQ VIII on the PS2 was my first foray into Dragon Quest, and I couldn't have asked for a better introduction. Just be careful you don't sell anything too valuable, and you can't reset your skill points either (not sure about 3DS), so it's best to plan that carefully (I'm happy to advise).
  11. Wonder Boy: the Dragon's Trap

    To be fair, I didn't know there was a thread for it either.
  12. Switch eShop Thread

    And Data East now! I'm hoping we get Bad Dudes, Crude Buster and Joe & Mac.
  13. Indie Games

    And look at what you've started!
  14. Switch eShop Thread

    Yes indeed. I'm hoping for Austin Powers and RollerCoaster Tycoon!
  15. Switch eShop Thread

    Stern is really great - smooth, realistic and less "busy" than Zen/FX3. Looking forward to seeing some more classic tables on it.