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Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 September 19, 2019, 10:17:52 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

And at this point, there's no need to antagonize him after a full day of a lull in the thread. The horse is dead, let's not beat it any further.
    

Re: Character of the Month: August 2019 Nominations

 September 14, 2019, 07:45:04 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Character of the Month: August 2019 Nominations (Started by Jmorphman September 03, 2019, 10:57:45 pm
 Board: M.U.G.E.N Discussion

SAVE AND QUIT
Your reign is over old man. Rest in peace.
No no no, it works like Zelda, where all your progress right before you died is saved, then the game ends. It's not like when you open up that save game again you just see Link's dead body or something!

    

Re: Character of the Month: August 2019 Nominations

 September 14, 2019, 06:43:52 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Character of the Month: August 2019 Nominations (Started by Jmorphman September 03, 2019, 10:57:45 pm
 Board: M.U.G.E.N Discussion

    

Re: Character of the Month: August 2019 Nominations

 September 12, 2019, 06:22:04 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Character of the Month: August 2019 Nominations (Started by Jmorphman September 03, 2019, 10:57:45 pm
 Board: M.U.G.E.N Discussion

NOMINEES
The Joker by Mr. Giang
IZ Momiji by Ricepigeon
Shana by Webstag
Yamazaki by Knuckles8864
Iori by CharmaKameleon
Sukapon by Ahuron
Geese by Codarus
Vector the Crocodile by Gladiacloud
Gordeau by OHMSBY, edited by Mr. Giang
Heavily Armed Satsuki by DrKelexo
Knuckle Joe Higashi by DrKelexo

CANDIDATES
MvC Sonic by GeorgeMP - 1
Bulleta by MM - 1
Chun-Li by MM - 1
Yayoi and Uduki by Admiral - 2
Youmu Konpaku by Ricepigeon, edited by Mr. Giang - 2

the most dangerous and terrifying fictional character ever created, the Joker, was the first to be made an official nominee

truly...

we live in a society
    

Re: [Theme Thread] CVS Sprite thread

 September 12, 2019, 05:48:41 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in [Theme Thread] CVS Sprite thread (Started by Hoshi April 21, 2010, 09:51:37 pm
 Board: Graphics

    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 September 10, 2019, 05:03:31 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 September 10, 2019, 04:45:20 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

Japan: Lloyd, Sora, Dante, Monster Hunter, Byleth, Arle Nadja, [bGundam[/b], Raiden*, Sephiroth, 2B
japan, you crazy

Wait, Gundam is in Japan's top picks?  Like, we're talking Mobile Suit Gundam, right, the RX-78-2 Gundam?  Surely that doesn't count if Goku doesn't despite the plethora of big Dragon Ball games over the years.
I don't think it was specified which Gundam that got voted for. The Twitter link showing the poll uses a picture of Nu Gundam, which is the most popular Gundam design in Japan, but I doubt the poll was voting for the Nu Gundam specifically.

I guess Gundam vaguely has a special relationship with Nintendo? But like, not that special? The second Gundam game ever, and the first ever to be released on a console, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: Hot Scramble, came out on the NES in 1986. It had some pretty impressive (for the time) first person shooting action (and also some very bad third person platforming sections that were literally tacked on at the last minute when producers realized you'd otherwise spend the entire game without ever seeing the actual Zeta Gundam):

The game was famous enough to warrant a rerelease on the GBA as part of the NES Classic line, and also has a special Gunpla named after it that was made for the 30th anniversary of the franchise and was including as a playable unit in one of the Gundam Versus games.

Now, obviously, that's not that big of a deal, all things considered. Not even I would say that it warrants an entry from Gundam in Smash, even if one doesn't take into account that for all the talk about Ridley being too big, fucking 20 meter tall robots are definitely way too fucking big to be in Smash!
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 September 05, 2019, 03:26:31 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

That reveal trailer was absolutely wonderful; had tears in my eyes.

the only bad thing anyone could possibly complain about all this is that Terry's still got that lame new VA from KOFXIV because SNK recast almost everyone for no reason. No one can live up to Satoshi Hashimoto!
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 September 04, 2019, 06:29:19 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

Well, I guess reading several LP's and just hanging around various SRW threads has imparted on me a bunch of info and trivia!

I've never tried out any of the G Gen games because even though I'm into Gundam way, way, way more than any other mech show, the G Gen games never really seemed super appealing. They're apparently as broken and easy as modern SRWs, but have very simplistic storylines that are just super basic retelling of stuff from the source material, without even any twists or something to spice up said basic retellings. As neat as shit like having Relena from Gundam Wing pilot the Devil Gundam sounds, it just hasn't been enough to get me to play any of them.
    

Character of the Month: August 2019 Nominations

 September 03, 2019, 10:57:45 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Character of the Month: August 2019 Nominations (Started by Jmorphman September 03, 2019, 10:57:45 pm
 Board: M.U.G.E.N Discussion

In this thread you will be nominating characters from the month of August 2019 that you believe are worthy to be recognized as Character of the Month. These nominations last until September 18th.

Read these rules and guidelines.

Every couple of days a list will be created and updated to feature the nominations progress. The list will include: Who's a candidate and how many motions other characters have. If twenty candidates are reached before the 15 days are up, then voting will start early.

- Only nominate up to 4 characters
- Read the thread
- The numbers next to each nomination represent each character's current nominations
- Only 3 nominations are necessary for each character


It's been a very... rough couple of months for these nomination threads. Untold damage has been inflicted onto all of our psyches.

So please.


Please.


Just.

Follow.

The rules.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 September 03, 2019, 10:44:00 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

All aboard the Terry hype train!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkpR03HQeTA

Nakoruru is their biggest star and money maker. She's often in the top in Japanese polls for popular female video game characters and she has multiple spinoffs and countless guest appearances in multiple media.
The most recent poll I saw was from 2018, and had Terry at the top and Nakoruru close behind at #3. Geese was at #2 but I gotta imagine his (at the time recent) appearance in Tekken 7 was boosting him up, and that now Nakoruru is probably at #2, especially given the recent Samurai Shodown game.
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 September 03, 2019, 04:24:45 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

I briefly tried the menu translation for Z2.2 but just couldn't get into it. I don't wanna miss out on the story!
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 September 03, 2019, 04:23:32 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

OK!


(seriously though this owns)
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 September 03, 2019, 02:06:49 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

There's quite a few games that have some kind of squad or twin system: Alpha 2 had the first implementation of any sort of squad system, allowing you to group together at most 4 mechs into one platoon. This allowed you to switch out mechs during combat, have all the mechs in the squad attack at once, access those squad members's spirit commands or other special abilities, etc. Alpha 3 refined the system a bit (but still keeping the 4 unit limit), and then Z streamlined and perfected it into a three-unit squad system, with three different possible formations for the squad. Unfortunately the next game in the series, Z2, removed the squad system and it hasn't appeared since.

There's also the twin system, which is very similar to squads (but with only two units, natch), which most of the OG games have. It's also shown up in a lot of the latter portable games, like K and L, and also appeared in both Z3 games.

The squad system always seemed cool to me (though I've never actually played anything with it cuz none of them are in English!) because it provides an interesting layer of strategy (such as: which mechs should be grouped together? gotta make sure not to pair any flying units with ground only ones! these two units have a combo attack, but both can serve as squad leaders, are they better together so they can always do the combo, or should they each lead their own squad and only be able to do the combo attack when they're adjacent?). There's so many units in SRW that just sit in the roster collecting dust because there's no space to deploy them (and also because if the show you're from doesn't feature you as the lead protagonist, you probably aren't gonna be super worthwhile as a unit), but squad systems tend to let you deploy almost every single unit in your roster. That always seemed super appealing, and well worth the additional workload that managing squads necessitates.
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 September 01, 2019, 08:36:16 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

Thanks for the feedback as I wasn’t looking forward to trying to get them all, well you have to spread them out as you said, games aren’t that different. How has your experience been so far? You’ve beaten it yet?
There's just so many games that it can really be quite overwhelming, so it's nice that 99% of them are completely standalone!

I've played and completed V, X, T, and A Portable. The first three are all great entry points, and my previous post focused on the differences between them, so I'll talk about the latter instead. A Portable is a PSP remake of the first SRW game on the Gameboy Advance, Super Robot Wars A. It just had a fan-made translation patch released a year or so ago, and the translation is extremely well done. And it's got a great roster, full of classic super robot shows and fun new(ish) stuff like Metal Armor Dragonar and Martian Successor Nadesico.

Unfortunately it can be a bit of a chore to play: they made some very odd balancing choices in the remake that results in your mech's hit rates generally being frustratingly low, while also making your chance of failing to evade your enemies's attacks and being hit by them frustratingly high. The early going was fun for me, at least, because those aspects hadn't quite ramped up yet, and because the gameplay is very old-school SRW, so there's way more consideration you're required to give to tactical thinking (unlike the recent games). And that was a nice change of pace! But by midgame, the frustrating hit/evade rates starts getting pretty annoying, and by the endgame it's just aggravating. I've heard that playing it with cheats for infinite money (to majorly upgrade your mechs's accuracy and evasion rates) and infinite pilot parts (to upgrade the pilots's skills and stats) can greatly help alleviate things, but I haven't gotten around to trying a second playthrough with that.

There's a couple other games with fan translations out: the first three SRW games ever have been translated (they're more interesting as artifacts than anything else, though); the second (and somewhat standalone) game in the much-loved Alpha series, Alpha Gaiden on the PlayStation received one of the first fan translations, and is a lot of people's favorite SRW (though it does get pretty challenging, apparently); finally, the final game on the GBA, J also has a fan translation.

I've also heard that a group is working on translations of GC on the Gamecube, and that they're in the final stages of the project. Translations are also in the works for both Alpha 1 and 2, although 1 has been worked on for over a decade and who knows if it'll ever get finished...

Also worth mentioning are that there are quite a few Let's Plays of various games in the series that also provide pretty thorough translations: they were originally posted on the Something Awful forums but have all been archived on lparchive.org. This one, of SRW Z, was a particular highlight.

I'm still baffled Cowboy Bebop somehow fits into all of these too, though.
It all felt very natural in game, weirdly enough. Or natural for a Super Robot Wars game, at least. Cowboy Bebop doesn't have a ton of its plot represented (it did have more than I thought it would get when the game was first announced, though), which is understandable. But that's OK! The Cowboy Bebop characters get a ton of screen time and get to serve as almost a Greek chorus to all the crazy shit going on.

The incongruity of certain characters/shows is frequently a feature of these games; butting up the super idealistic and/or "childish" against the dark and edgy is one of the most fruitful areas the franchise likes to explore. Some of the best moments in SRWT were things like the Bebop crew brutally roasting Char Aznable from Gundam, or reacting to the magical girl stuff from Magic Knight Rayearth.

There's also a really great DLC mission that has the Bebop crew competing against the cast of Invincible Robo Tryder G7—a whimsical series from 1980 about a grade schooler who has to balance his time doing schoolwork, playing with his friends, and running his deceased dad's company as its CEO... also, the company has a giant robot which he pilots—over a bounty. Those two shows are about as far from each other tonally as you can get, so naturally, they get paired together to let the sparks fly. There's even a lot of similarities drawn between the Bebop crew, always broke and desperate for bounties, and the cast of Tryder G7, the office workers at the Takeo General Company who are always struggling to make ends meet (and have decided to try their hand at catching bounties after seeing the Bebop crew's relative success at it). It's a pairing that has no right existing, and yet it feels completely natural; pretty much Super Robot Wars in a nutshell!

Also in the same mission, Andy from Cowboy Bebop showed up:

That's how it went, right?
    

Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out)

 September 01, 2019, 07:31:57 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out) (Started by Iced July 15, 2012, 03:54:44 am
 Board: Entertainment

Probably good to keep in mind none of the movies (or TV shows for that matter) has come anywhere near a direct adaptation of any particular comics storyline, even if they share the same title as something from the comics. At most they'll just take the basic concept of a storyline and then do their own thing. The Winter Soldier is the closest they've gotten to a direct adaptation of anything and even there, they just grabbed a few of the most famous lines and the most basic idea of the plot (Bucky is alive but also is a brainwashed assassin!), then did something completely different.
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 August 28, 2019, 03:05:58 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

Haha Hey!!! Can I ask you something? You seem to know a lot about these games. I've played a lot of them in Japanese. Where the heck do you start with these games? Is there even a chronological order?
Basically, not really. There's essentially two kinds of Super Robot Wars games: there's the licensed series, with all the anime series, and then there's the Original Generation games, which have only the original characters and mechs created by Banpresto/B.B. Studio, the developers of these games.

The licensed games are, in general, standalone: the vast majority of them are completely unrelated storyline-wise to anything else. For example, Super Robot Wars V, X, and T all feature original Gundam protagonist Amuro Ray (specifically the incarnation of Amuro from Char's Counterattack), but all of those Amuro's are distinct. The Amuro in SRWT is friends with and has known (the SRWT version of) Kouji Kabuto, pilot of and protagonist of Mazinger Z, since they were teenagers fighting against Doctor Hell and Zeon back in the One Year War, but the Amuro in SRWX has never met (the SRWX version of) Kouji before. All of the standalone games are entirely distinct experiences, with their own continuity that gets resolved with no sequels or prequels, or anything of that sort. They can be played in any order, and you definitely don't need to play them all!

However, there are a few sub-series of Super Robot Wars games that feature multi-game storylines. These follow the same sets of characters and mechs, and build up to an epic conclusion by the last game in the series. There's such three series: the first few games in the series make up the "classic" timeline; there's the PS1 and PS2 era Alpha games; and finally there's the late 2000s/early 2010s Z series. Because these games have massive story arcs spanning multiple games, they're definitely more imposing and harder to get into. And barely any of them have any kind of English translation available anyways!

Finally, the Original Generation games are all set in their own world, following the same sets of characters. There's a whole bunch of OG games: the mainline series, a gaiden series (the Masou Kishin games) and spinoffs (like the Endless Frontier games on DS, and some OG characters also appear in other games like Another Century's Episode and Project X Zone, etc.) The mainline games form a complex narrative and definitely should be played in order, while spinoffs are mostly just bonuses that aren't super important to the overall narrative. But again, only the first two and last games in the mainline series have any kind of English translation available, so that can be pretty imposing.

I'm planning to get T, thats the one with Spike right? Is there a faster/easier way to catch up with the plot? Is it even worth it? You are able to get more into it because you know more about the series individually, is that it? I really like these kinds of games. Do you have all of them? Is there any reason to get V over T? I ask all this because these games are for a very specific crowd. I've played a lot of them and similar to like, a musou game they aren't drastically different every iteration. From what you posted it looks like the selling point are the series in the crossover.
V, X, and T all play identically and share quite a few different anime series between them, but since they're all standalone, you should pick whatever one has the best roster to you. They are all completely different stories that are all set in their own world.

I would personally say that T has the best roster of the three of them, but that V has a slightly better story. X unfortunately comes in dead last: it has a lot of wasted potential in terms of its story, but there's still fun moments; it's just the connective tissue is super, super weak. And the story is the major selling point of these games: so much of the joy that comes from these games is seeing the crazy crossovers, and seeing all these different anime stories collide with one another.

The actual gameplay and strategy is pretty easy, and it's very, very easy to completely break the game and make all your units completely overpowered. At least, that's the case for the modern games. The earliest (pre-Alpha) games were absurdly, punishingly difficult to the point where they weren't very fun. There are a handful of SRW games where they strike a good balance, and have interesting and fair strategy gameplay, but most of them fall into being either annoyingly hard or laughably easy. But that's that's not the end of the world, because the selling point is the story!


Well, that, and the animations.

The OG series is like a separate story right? Isn't there anime for these?
Yeah, they made a few adaptations of the OG games. I have no idea how good they are, though.
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 August 27, 2019, 10:41:41 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

The Super Robot War games sometimes have English subs. This is a recent thing right? The Asia version having subs. Hopefully it’s a new trend. Speaking of aren’t some coming out sooner or later on PC? Got an OG series game only to find out the subs are ps4 only.
V, X, and T all have full English translations, and those translations are really good too (with the occasional wonky bit). V and X are currently on PS4 and Vita, and T is on PS4 and Switch. V and X are also getting ported to both Switch and Steam very soon; however, it's unclear how the Steam version will work with regards to the translation. They might just have a region locked Japanese version only? But the Switch versions do seem to be their new standard type of release (Japanese, English, and Chinese language editions).

As for the OG games, the first two games in the Original Generation saga (on the GBA) got official releases overseas by Atlus (they had to title it "Super Robot Taisen", like the original Japanese title, because of some trademark dispute with a show called Robot Wars). And then all the other sequels never made it out of Japan... until the most recent one, The Moon Dwellers, on PS3 and PS4. Which has an... interesting translation:

"What a Damn itty operator"

This was the first multi-language release they did, and they didn't put a ton of resources into the translation, which shows. The translation can be a big struggle to get through, but it's still relatively understandable. Not helping matters is the fact that this is the fifth game in a series where everything but the first two games is not translated, so there's a shit ton of characters, factions, and concepts that the game expects one to know already. There's character and terminology guides but they aren't very helpful.
    

Re: Random Topic V10

 August 27, 2019, 10:13:57 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Random Topic V10 (Started by Orochi Gill July 09, 2016, 05:00:44 am
 Board: All That's Left

For fucks sake..

Where the hell are the mods? They told you to cut this shit out over and over again.

I told you I don't care and to fuck off.

Still you keep going.

Mods what the fuck?

Orochigill, jmorphman, iced. Anyone?
I'd hate to restart all this shit, given Foobs already handled this, and especially since there's another discussion going on right now, but... this requires a more forceful approach.

It would be helpful for you to remember a couple things:

 - It takes two to tango; if you have someone on your ignore list, stop responding to them. Stop reading their posts. They're hidden for a reason!
 - You also received a stern warning from the moderators, and you would do well to recall that your post was the one that got deleted. You really shouldn't push this any further.

It’s interesting you say this as my gf was telling me all about it, she went last year. How clean and organized it is. I’d never fear anything negative happening ie racism etc. It’s way worse over here tbh.
I've heard some horror stories, but generally it's from people who have actually moved there and are not just visiting short-term as a tourist. It's definitely a different experience when compared to the US or elsewhere, but it does still exist.
    

Re: Random Topic V10

 August 27, 2019, 05:49:04 am View in topic context
 Posted by Jmorphman  in Random Topic V10 (Started by Orochi Gill July 09, 2016, 05:00:44 am
 Board: All That's Left

Not every argument can come to an amicable end. Not every interaction will be a good one. And not every issue can be resolved. A sad truth to human existence, but the most anyone can do is acknowledge it and try their best. Sometimes it's just not worth expending the energy on a fruitless endeavor.