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About Ike

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  • Birthday 03/23/88

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    Gameboy Colour, N64, GBA, GBA SP,GBA Micro, GC, DS, DS Lite, DSI, DSi XL, 3DS, Wii
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    PS2, Xbox 360, PSP
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    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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  1. General Retro Discussion

    There was no price on it, but it goes for £45 - £60 with a box on the website.
  2. Luigi's Mansion ( 3DS 2018 )

    This version has awkward controls, just like the original I guess...
  3. Binding Blade and Blazing Blade are getting a soundtrack release (FE6 already had one, don't think FE7 did though)! http://www.intsys.co.jp/works/sound/201812soundtrack.html
  4. General Switch Discussion

    The spiritual successor to the Gamecube's keyboard controller:
  5. Looking back at Pokémon spinoffs

    The game was great back in the day (and still holds up). But the appeal was definitely being able to build proper decks without having spend money you didn't have on a box of cards (buying single packs sucks). I think the sequel was getting a fan translation. I don't think we'll get a new one due to TCGO being a thing where they can get money from that I believe. Actually I wouldn't mind just having a Switch port of that. I hate you for putting that song back in my head. Not really.
  6. Dragon Quest XI

    I'm a bit biased, but I like the music so it doesn't grate or get old with me. I agree the chase scene had inappropriate music, but it often hits you in the feels (or maybe that's just me) for example when you get to Dundrasil. Using DQIV's battle music at one point was genius and a nice throwback (which the game is full off, even the smallest thing can be a throwback). I'm sure there was an interview during the development where it was said DQXI would have a lot of new music, which didn't really turn out to be true, not sure if the translation was wrong or I'm misremembering though, and I'm too lazy to look it up. But that's the most disappointing thing, I would of liked a bit more variety and more new songs. The game was developed as a love letter to previous games in the series and such stuck a lot to the roots, which meant no voice acting and MIDI (although I was under the impression it was synthesised) as the series isn't really known for those, voice acting was originally added to DQVIII's localised version to appeal to Western markets more and then added to the Japanese remake, maybe because they planned to bring out the localised version overseas so they added it. The 3DS remakes are kind of the exceptions as they had orchestrated music which was removed for the localised version for reasons that aren't really clear but the general consensus is Sugiyama blocked it. In case of DQXI, at least both versions have parity. I think DQVIII may have set people's expectation too high, but saying the music is bad is overly exaggerated and in some people's complaints is bordering on entitlement. I think it's funny that the "but the developers original intent" argument is conveniently not even brought up in cases like this. The orachtrated music is much better than what's used in the game, there's no denying that, but we got what we got and at worst it's just "fine". Maybe the Switch version will use the orchestrated soundtrack. Also Square Enix keeps complaining about sales in the west but they never market the games enough or they take too long in getting the games out. You would think they would have taken notes from DQIX doing well because Nintendo actually pushed it, even if it did market it as a dress up game.
  7. Luigi's Mansion ( 3DS 2018 )

    Copy just dropped through the letterbox, anyone picking it up?
  8. Splatoon 2

    I'll join team Trick since no else has replied. What time will people be playing, might play some games tonight.
  9. General Retro Discussion

    Gamesmaster was my first magazine, which I mostly bought for the tips & cheats section. I stopped buying it in favour of the speciality magazines. It's a shame to see it go. I've seen some people claim it's down to Future's poor management, so it's maybe not entirely the Internet's fault. Speaking of Phantasy Star, I popped into Cex last night and they had a copy of PSIII. If only it was PS1 or 2. They had King of the Fighters Collection on PS2 selling for £95, it is really worth that much?! And a Mega CD 1 for £135 or something!
  10. Splatoon 2

    I was waiting for more people to say what team they were on before deciding.
  11. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Not all of them want to fight. Ditto is probably "find my Ditto".
  12. General Retro Discussion

    Yeah, the first game. Luckily I already have Phantasy Star III & IV. Got them from Gamestation... 8-ish years ago? They were selling them as a bundle, the cashier mentioned looking up the prices on eBay, although I have no interest in selling them. Wasn't sure if I should or not but the next time I was in the area, the store had closed, so I'm glad I did in the end. Maybe they were keeping that store open.
  13. General Retro Discussion

    Which style did you go for? I went for the Japanese colours. Might pick up an Everdrive now in the Black Friday sales they usually do. I looked up the prices for Phantasy Star and it's pretty expensive.
  14. General Retro Discussion

    I got in. Don't have my cards with me. Comes to $240 after shipping. Edit: Doesn't include a controller...
  15. General Retro Discussion

    https://mobile.twitter.com/analogue/status/1052212620705509376 Want. Site is down though.