Sunday, May 28, 2023

Final Fight 2 (Super NES, 1993)

Going to the SNES version for this one. This is a game I rented a TON as a kid, more than the first one. I considered this by far the superior one. Though at this point in time I definitely like the first more and am not sure what I saw in the second. Let's do it.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Mighty Final Fight (NES, 1993)

 This great little game is a spinoff of the Final Fight series, made exclusively for the NES well past the system's prime. It features chibi versions of the characters, a relatively lighthearted plot, and easier gameplay. I expected it to be a bit of a joke game and it ended up being a fun time. Only from Capcom!

Repost to join the others.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Stranger of Paradise, DLC 3 - Different Future


The third and final DLC takes us to the northeast corner of the map, to Lufenia. It...doesn't look like it did in the original Final Fantasy. I guess that was Lufenia after JACK GARLAND was done with it.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Stranger of Paradise, DLC 2 - Wanderer of the Rift


The Lufenians (or really just the one) are starting to realize the threat posed to their world-dominance by Garland, so they're using their powers to summon a fearsome combatant from the Rift to deal with him. The fearsome guy in question? Gilgamesh. That's right, it's time to KILL GILGAMESH.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Stranger of Paradise, DLC 1 - Trials of the Dragon King


The FF1 Remake But Not? resumes with some DLC. Yeah, the main game ends on a bit of a cliffhanger with the Light Warriors showing up to battle Garland (now taking his place in the Chaos Shrine). So it was pretty cool to find out there are DLCs for it now. Unfortunately, none of the 3 (yes, three) DLCs are as good as the main game, and they can be tedious. Let's get going.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Dragonball Super Movie 1: Broly (2019)

It's Sunday at 6 AM, you know what that means.

I covered all 15 DBZ movies, why not also the Super movies that follow them? Here's the first one, which could also kinda be called DBZ Movie 16 if you really wanted to. Like the previous two movies it totally blows away the first thirteen movies. And this the best out of the entire lot. Hands down. Easily the best Dragonball series movie by a mile.

Interestingly enough, the last two DBZ movies (14 and 15) were basically Super movies as well, but still used the Z moniker at the time. This one, obviously, has the return of Broly. Except it isn't a return, because it completely ignores the other Broly movies and tells the story from scratch. Only this time it's canon, unlike the odd "parallel universe" first 13 DBZ movies. A lot of people probably thought this was a sequel, but nope, it's a replacement entirely. It's most similar to DBZ Movie 8, but it takes place during the time of Dragonball Super (aka much later than the original Broly story).

Quick story time: The first DBZ episode I ever watched was the one where Piccolo is killed by Nappa, then Gokou arrives and saves everyone. I had no idea what was going on but it was really the perfect first episode for summing up how most of the show is. It was interesting and I wanted to see more. I missed the episode after that (it was on at 6 AM on Sundays so that didn't help), then tuned in again for the episode where Gokou and Vegeta had their massive beam tug-of-war. That was one of the best episodes of that entire saga and was all it took for me to officially be hooked on the show. Made sure to miss as few episodes as possible after that, 6 AM be darned.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (Playstation, 1997)


As a kid I was super into this game. It was the first DBZ related game we got in the US that I know of, and it was pretty awesome just to be able to finally play as some of these characters in a game. Does it hold up after all these years? But it was something. Also gonna have a lot of notes about what I thought of this back in 1998 or so when I played it, with limited DBZ exposure at the time. Suffice to say a lot of it was interesting!

Monday, April 24, 2023

Highlander 4x17 - The Immortal Cimoli


Hold on, two Highlander posts in a row? What is this sorcery? In any case, it's another Amanda episode, as we learn about her history as a circus clown. I mean trapeze artist. If she were a clown, we'd already be dead.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Dragonball Z: Kakarot Part 13 - Bardock: Alone Against Fate


I briefly considered putting DBZ posts up only at 6:00 AM Eastern on Sunday mornings, since back in the 90's that was the only time we could watch it. And we did, too. Staying up on Saturday night wasn't unheard of, and I had some groggy Sundays. Yep, one episode a week (sometimes two) at 6 in the morning. Sounds terrible right? Actually it was awesome. Every episode meant something and we were glued to the TV. It was an EVENT. No show gets me anywhere near that excited as an adult.

Anyway, here's DLC #4.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Dragonball Z: Kakarot Part 12 - History of Trunks Pt 2 (The Future)


We rejoin Trunks as he heads back to his own timeline/dimension. It's still the catastrophic mess it was when he left, even though he helped save the world in our timeline.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Dragonball Z: Kakarot Part 11 - History of Trunks


Time for a mini DBZ Month of sorts as I have a few things to wrap up in that category. DBZ 2-3 Weeks? I don't know. Starting off with the third of the Dragonball Z: Kakarot DLCs, which continue to be great. Got two more of these to cover, and apparently they've still got ANOTHER two in the works for some later time. Maybe those can be in next year's DBZ 2-3 Weeks.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Final Fantasy Legend, Finale

This is it, the shocking conclusion of Final Fantasy Legend, AKA SaGa 1. Will I go through with my plans to cover more of the SaGa series in 2023? We'll see.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Final Fantasy Legend, Part 2 - Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat

Previously on Final Fantasy Legend - A lot happened. I covered a huge amount of the game because it's actually quite short. Much shorter than I remember. Catch up on the original post HERE.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Dragon Quest Master Post

Links to all of the Dragon Quest series posts on this site, in an organized list. There are so many of them that it became necessary! Bunch of new updates.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Pokemon Master Post


This series deserves a Master Post, just like Dragon Quest before it. They say these are some of my finest works...or some of my worst. Title image by Inception Wallpaper. Bunch of new updates.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

The Top Ten Phillips CD-I Games

#1 - Zelda's Adventure

#2 - The Wand of Gamelon

#3 - The other Zelda one

#4 - The Mario one

#5 - The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Finale - Reina de Reinas


March is the month of "finish things I previously started" and this is no exception. Clearing the slate for whatever the next thing is gonna be.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Live-a-Live Remastered, Finale - Final Chapter


Final chapter, time to finally put this game to bed. It's an interesting one too. Choose a character to be your "main", collect the rest of 'em, and go after the bad guy.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Highlander 4x15 - Promises

Time for the Paris episodes of Season 4. I said before that I think Season 4 is the only one where the Seacouver episodes are better than the Paris episodes...we'll see if I still think that as the season progresses.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Live-a-Live Remastered, Pt 8 - Middle Ages


Not sure why it's so tough to finish off particular game serieses lately. Either way, this last chapter of LAL is particularly cool, and the only part of the game that gives us a "traditional" Medieval RPG setting.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Pt 4 - Azul


Arceus returns with our hero standing in the rain getting pneumonia. This game has its moments.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Pt 3 - Rojas


Today on Arceus: More plains, more busywork. I still don't entirely know what to make of this game, but it's interesting.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Pt 2 - Verdes (Plus thoughts on Gen 9)


Damn, this N64 version of Pokemon is pretty awesome.

*holds earpiece* Wait, not an N64 game?

Well, it's time for more thoughts on modern Pokemon. AKA more Arceus, and some Gen 9.

Editor's Note: Reposted for closeness to the rest of the game, which I'm doing next.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo Switch, 2022)


It's 2/22/22, you know what that means.

Editor's Note: Reposted for closeness to the rest of the game, which is now being worked on for additional posts.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Live-a-Live Remastered, Pt 7 - Space Madness

Fresh off of a Tarantino movie chapter and an Akira chapter, now we get a James Cameron chapter with some Stanley Kubrick mixed in.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Live-a-Live Remastered, Pt 6 - Ohio Chemical Disaster

This was the longest and dullest character scenario, outside of maybe the Prehistoric one. I'd have left it for last, but I'm doing them in chronological order. Either way, this chapter is kind of icky, like a chemical spill.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Live-a-Live Remastered, Pt 5 - God Bless The Ring


We had a Kung-Fu movie chapter, a Tarantino movie chapter, and now a fighting game chapter. It's the shortest chapter in the game. Starring TV's Mickey Rourke.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Live-a-Live Remastered, Pt 4 - The Sundown Kid


Today on Live-a-Live: We already had a Kung-Fu movie scenario. Now we have a Tarantino movie scenario. Will it be full of n-words and feet?

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Friday, February 3, 2023

Live-a-Live Remastered, Pt 2 - Imperial China


This game got a "best RPG" nomination at The Game Awards and it was well-deserved. Was surprising to see it pop up there and I'm glad it achieved some recognition.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Kirby's Block Ball (Game Boy, 1996)


There is no truth to the oft-repeated rumor that this game was originally going to be called "Kirby's Brock Ball" and involved Brock Lesnar punting Kirby through field goals.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)


This sequel movie to FFVII is something I've been wanting to take another look at for ages. I watched it twice in the past: Once in Japanese when it first dropped, without subtitles. Then again in English once that version was out. I thought it was way better when I had no idea what anyone was saying or what was going on. That tells me the action in this is good, while the story isn't. We'll see on this third viewing. One thing is for sure, this probably wouldn't have tanked the company the way Spirits Within did.

Speaking of, spoilers within for FFVII, FFVII Remake, and pretty much anything else associated with this saga.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Highlander 4x14 - Deliverance


What I once thought was one of the apex episodes in the series... is STILL really good, even as not-into Evil Duncan as I am now. It's the 12th and mercifully final day of Christmas, and the last nod goes to Highlander.