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  1. over the past two weeks, I have ended up binging Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. And I did the most noob thing and started with SAC 2045 on Netflix, and then moved onto the original two seasons plus Solid State Society. But somehow that did feel like that was enough, so I ended up watching the two anime films that helped kick off the series in the West, Ghost in the Shell: Mobile Armored Riot Police from 1995 and its sequel from 2004, GitS 2: Innocence. But even then, that wasn't enough, so earlier today, I sat down and read scans of the original manga by Masamune Shirow, and I ended up seeing a sort of reverse development of a character. That being Maj. Motoko Kusanagi. Since I'm pretty much an inductee to the GitS fandom, I have taken notice that the Major is fairly stoic in both SAC and Innocence. In the original film, she starts off moody and then becomes playful when her cyberbrain is put into a younger body by Batou at the end. And then in the manga, she is playful and snarky throughout most of the manga, only acting stoic towards the end and elements of moodiness after her encounter with Project 2501, going back to playfulness at the last few pages.
  2. He was always playable solo since 1992
  3. Whoever it might be, we at least have to wait until Leap Day Next year. And this is me going off of Challenger Pack 5's ETA on the eShop being 02/29/2020, so we have between tomorrow and the end of February to see who arrives.
  4. And of course, the crowds at the World Series were shouting "LOCK HIM UP" since Trump was visiting, along with hisses and boos at him and his entourage. Naturally, Trump took this as people wanting him to be locked up because he's doing too good of a job as President. *facepalm*
  5. I had just gotten off of playing some Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls. Since I can wager that this may be the first time that this game has been mentioned on the site, think of it as being Harmony of Despair, but with an actual story. The long and short of it is that Alucard, under his Genya Arikado alias, is contacted by am order of mages known as the Elgos Order, who have been studying the Grimoire and noticing that the pages have started to become corrupt, with an ominous message saying that Dracula will be revived. Alucard teams up with one of the members of Elgos, Lucy Westenra (yes like the character from the Stoker novel) and her superior [Jack] Seward. After a brush with Death, who easily overpowers the young dhampir, Lucy summons a hero from Castlevania's past: Simon Belmont, the most famous member of the clan. As the story progresses, Alucard and Simon are accompanied by Charlotte Aulin (one of the heroes from Portrait of Ruin), Maria Renard (her young self from Rondo of Blood), and Shanoa (the heroine of Order of Ecclesia), with the ability to call up a support character in the form of Richter Belmont, Jonathan Morris (the main protagonist of PoR), and Maria's adult self (will be added when the game goes public). From what I have read on the Wiki, Trevor "fucking" Belmont (as he appears in Curse of Darkness and the Pachislot titles, rather than the Netflix series) and Albus can be summoned as assists, and Soma can also be played as. As for why it's "when the game goes public", this is because the game has yet to get an official launch. Currently the game is playable through Canada, although I was able to play it through a workaround app. It seems as though Canada is currently the testing grounds for the mobile market in North America, despite the fact that Castlevania is more popular in the States (in a way, America created the monsters that inspired many of the monsters in Castlevania through the classic horror films) As for gameplay, it's touchscreen based, with the left side of the screen being for left and right movement, plus dodging, ducking, and dropping through platforms. The right side is for attacks and jumping, with directional flicks for the subweapons and weapon skills. Alucard uses a sword as well as holy water and dagger subweapons. Simon uses a variety of whips, in addition to using daggers, hatchets, and chakrams. Charlotte uses spell books as well as crosses and holy water. Maria uses a variety of birds as her weapon, shares her cross subweapons with Charlotte, as well as the use of cats (which make the Metal Gear "!" sound when they trigger). Shanoa uses the Falcis glyph, manifesting as scythes or lances, shares her cat subweapon with Maria (most likely because she saved some cats in OoE for the Wygol villagers) and makes use of guns as a subweapon (probably to respect Albus and his use of Agathe/Agartha). As far as levels go, they are (currently) divided into three sets of five levels, with a boss fight at the end, each one based on a different part of Castlevanian history. Chapter 1 is set around the castle itself, basing itself off of the Castlevania 1 version, using the musical tracks of Beginning (Arcade), Vampire Killer (Judgement), and Simon's Theme (Arcade). The first five are set in the woods, the second five are in the courtyard, and the third set are in the main halls. The boss is the Giant Bat (as it appears in Aria of Sorrow before Balore crushed it), with the BGM being "Nothing to Lose" (Arcade). Each section ends with a miniboss fight against a set ammount of enemies, some of them being new, and primarily set to any of the three "Followers of Darkness" or Crucifix Held Close (Arcade). Chapter 2 is set in the City of Haze, with the first set being on the streets with Victorian Fear, the shops with Operation VK, and the subway with Iron Blue Intention, ending with a fight with the Dullahan set to Piercing Silence. Chapter 3 is set in Aljiba during Dracula's attack in Rondo of Blood, with the first set of levels using a new piece of music called "White Noise" set in the woods where Richter fights Death at the beginning of the game, the second set of levels are on the outskirts of town set to Bloody Tears (DXC), and the third set are in the town itself set to Divine Bloodlines (HD), ending with a fight against the Wyvern set against Hellish Hallucinations (or Dancing in Phantasmic Hell/Dark Desires/whatever you wanna call it). Chapter 4, currently the last chapter available, is in the catacombs beneath the castle seen in SotN, using Crystal Teardrops, Abandoned Pit, and Rainbow Cemetery, ending with a fight against Legion, set to Ballad of Death (HD). Upon first defeating Legion, the story throws in a second boss fight against a posessed Soma using the Red Minotaur and Fire Demon souls and set to Dance of Illusions (Judgement). After a short fight, another woman appears named "Hermina" who is revealed to have been a member of Elgos as well, but got too obsessed with the Grimoire, stealing a number of tomes, one of which containing the Dawn of Sorrow bad ending where Soma becomes Dracula reincarnate. Once the game goes public, I can see that the next set of levels are set in the library as seen in OoE, the Chapel as seen in SotN, the lost village from Dawn of Sorrow, and the Clocktower, with a fight against Death set to Dark Holy Man. The game also has a multiplayer mode called "Bounty Hunt" where you and three other players fight a number of monsters in a confined area, accumulating points until one is declared the winner. If you have made friends in the game, you can team up with them in a Co-Op mode through the main levels. Thankfully, Konami is learning from the mistakes that EA has contantly made, as there aren't any "Surprise Mechanics", but there is a gacha-like aspect with the "Summon" function. This lets you have a chance at getting new weapons, subweapons, or armor for the characters. If you manage to summon a copy of one such weapon/sub.armor you already have, you can use the parchments that make it up to upgrade the original copy through a "Limit Break," raising its level cap substatially. There is also a trial mode where you can train your characters to get stronger, earn upgrade materials, or earn gold coins to earn either these same materials, stickers (for chatting in Bounty Hunt), or attires (alternate skins). Bounty Coins work in a similar way, but can be earned by playing Bounty Hunt, allowing you to obtain new Konami-themed weapons (Goemon's Gold Pipe (Mystical Ninja), Pentaro (Antarctic Adventure), Salamader Whip, Anubis Rod (Zone of Enders), and the Book of Nemesis (which resembles Vic Viper) Now I would suggest that you download the app through QooApp if you live outside of Canada, or Google Play/App Store if you live in Canada, as the game is available for both Android and iOS, but only in specified regions. Once it goes public, download the game through your mobile app store of choice.
  6. We already got Doom 64 on PC: it's the Revelation TC
  7. Thanks to someone having better knowledge in Windows/DOS Box emulation than I do, I have been playing one game that I enjoyed playing in my childhood:
  8. There's a term for that: the Osbourne Effect.
  9. I'm definately getting the Switch version, seeing as it's almost fitting for the Ghostbusters to appear on Nintendo, crappy first game aside. Because of two words: NES Advantage Now imagine hooking it up to the Switch via an octopus of Raphnet adapters, meaning the official GCN Adapter for WiiU/Switch with two NES adapters plugged into slots 1 and 2. That would be quite the challenge to try.
  10. And Andre forgot that Hammers could destroy things in Donkey Kong
  11. I think they were used for either Morgana's tail or the hair on some of the female Phantom Theives
  12. -Shadow: See my earlier post as to why he can't be an Echo. Also, already in as an AT -DK Jr.: You already have him as DK -Ninten: Too similar, also in as a Spirit -Zack: Could work -BS: Already in as a Spirit -GK: Already one of MK's costumes -Jeanne: Already one of Bayo's costumes and two Spirits -Eliwood: 25' is already occupied by a mix of Roy and Ike, Chrom. And on top of this, Ken is our final Echo Fighter, for now. All future DLC will be original and not ascended ATs or Spirits.
  13. Actually, Sakurai has stated that any new DLC fighters added will not be Echoes.
  14. Better yet, why not bring back DiMaggio? He doesn't seem to be doing much after the ends of both Futurama and Adventure Time, so why not? He was in KH2 as some of Barbossa's crew.
  15. No. There was that odd localization of the Arcade version for game 1, which is where the name "Dark Prince" comes from. With other name changes including: Arle > Silvana Skeleton-T > Skeleton Nasu Grave > Blue Ghost Draco Centauros > Dragon Woman Suketoudara > Goby Captain Sukiyapodes > Small Foot Harpy > Dark Elf (her wings were also erased) Sasoriman > Scorpion Man (which is a lucky translation in and of itself) Panotty > Johnny Zoh Daimao > Elephant Lord (another lucky translation) Schezo > Devious Minotaur is given the first name "Max" Rulue > Lulu (bad case of Engrish) Satan > Dark Prince (which is now canon as of PPT) What is strange is that this same translation (called Puzlow Kids) is also in the Game Gear version when playing the normally Japan-exclusive game on a Western system. Likewise, there was a release early on in the GBA's lifespan simply called Puyo Pop which had two English trnaslations, depending on the cart. One such example that I can think of is Incubus where in the Japanese cart, Arle simply tells him to leave her alone. In the Western cart: Incubus: Hey! I just want to get to know you! What's your sign, baby? Arle: Octagon. As in "stop".
  16. just started the World of Light, and I made it to the Molten Fortress also, I unlocked everyone
  17. By the end of the day today, I unlocked: Bowser Sonic Zelda Young Link Ganondorf Rosalina Ryu Simon Richter Robin Marth Bayonetta Villager Jigglypuff Red/Leaf Playing as Simon and Richter is an interesting experience since I am used to them whipping forward with the press of a button, but here I need to remember that it's their f-tilt. The F-Smash version is from what I can understand a reference to a fairly obscure trick in Rondo of Blood and DXC (tap forward twice to extend the whip). With Ryu's Classic Mode, I took things in a completely different direction as I was doing manual inputs the whole time for my Flaming Hadoukens, Hadoukens, Hurricane Kicks, and Shouryukens. But the moment it got to the final battle against both Hands, and Ken was my team mate, I just pulled up a track from the animated movie "Of the Beloved, Of Sadness, Of Responsibility" or as it's better known: I only felt it appropriate since that film was the origin of the Dramatic/Buddy Battle mode in Street Fighter Alpha and USFII, which involved Ryu and Ken double teaming against Bison for the film's finale, with both Hands representing Bison using his Psycho Power. Come to think of it... I did not expect Sakurai to make an homage to the Street Fighter II' (DASH) Champion Ed. poster for that final Ryu & Ken vs Hands fight. It's just the size of Bison in comparison to Ryu here that seems to be the connection.
  18. Oh how I love it when the series artists draw the characters in the game for this countdown!
  19. Well it plays in Classic Mode as Mario, but only in phase 1. Phase 2 has this:
  20. Not to mention that Shadow would want to distance himself from his "faker" by doing this:
  21. Actually no, I have seen a few posts on here arguing about having the DBZ Goku in here, and me countering with that image macro. If anything, I'm trying to push it as a discredited meme.
  22. I know, hence the "SUCK IT LOSERS" video. I was pretty much pointing out that the trolls have nothing to stand for with Goku from DBZ getting in when we have Sun Wukong (using the Chinese name for differentiation) and Chao already in there as Spirits.
  23. It is sad to see a man of his talent and the truest of true beleivers pass away, but I know that deep down, I have a feeling that he and his old pal Jack Kirby are off adventuring in some higher plane of existence, be it Valhalla, the Knowhere, or some other Marvel afterlife. (^perhaps the most fitting Marvel-related music to commemorate his passing^) and perhaps the one quote that we can all relate to that Stan Lee has said in the past, to the point where it has become part of the comics: "With With great power comes great responsibility." No truer words can be said about that, Stan. I salute you!
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