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DoctorSpuds

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  1. Last night I opened a can of worms (figuratively speaking);  I have now seen episodes 1 and 2 of a 1963 show called Doctor Who.

  2. I think I found why I didn't find the older Zelda games (LttP and back) to be fun; I need more story than action, and puzzles that isn't next to impossible to figure out without a guide. On that note, I find ALBW to be more fun than LttP.

  3. For those that give a rat's ass, ebay has over 4,000 Apple II items for sale. Highest it's ever been. As are the prices too!

  4. Weatherbabes or Newsbabes..?

  5. Wooo! Bought a Wii! A wee bit over $50 for a rvl-001 with 2 controllers, all hookups, sensor bar, and an sd card.

  6. Wooo! Bought a Wii! A wee bit over $50 for a rvl-001 with 2 controllers, all hookups, sensor bar, and an sd card.

  7. Wooo! Bought a Wii! A wee bit over $50 for a rvl-001 with 2 controllers, all hookups, sensor bar, and an sd card.

  8. I am never buying another new videogame console.  Feels good to be off the rollercoaster. Launch day? Don't care.  

  9. I am never buying another new videogame console.  Feels good to be off the rollercoaster. Launch day? Don't care.  

    1. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      It just feels underwhelming, the leap in graphics seems like more of a step up as opposed to what we've seen in previous generations.

      Then you have to deal with all the digital crap and accounts and all the annoyance that that brings, one day those servers are gonna be gone and we'd all better hope they patch that crap out before they close up shop.

      Each has less than a Terabyte in storage! That's pathetic! My laptop from 2015 had a Terabyte in it! With the size of some of these games that's only big enough for six or seven games. With the cost of storage 2 maybe even 3 Terabytes is easily possible, or maybe have a separate drive for the OS? Cause both of them eat up nearly 200 GB each.

      And besides, a lot of PC gamers have had these quality graphics for years and for many more this is just a CPU or GPU update away that most certainly won't cost 500 bucks.

      Geez, the more I look at these things the more I wonder why people don't just jump to PC for modern gaming.

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  10. Youtube is down.  

  11. I have a decision to make here. I have just over $400, which might be just enough to get a PET, but I also need a Super Serial Card and an enhancement kit for my A//e, a CoCoSDC, funding for my VIC-20 35k cartridge and SDisk2, and want to play Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword. Do I spend my money on the PET or hope I can make at least some profit from the 35k cart and SDisk2?

    I think biting myself to death would be easier to do than decide between these two.

  12. Rock me Amadeus, Amadeus, Amadeus, Amadeus, Amadeus, Amadeus!

  13. I am...the emotionless man.

  14. Pac-Kong

    A rare game?

  15. Opinion time! Should I bother with a Wii or go right to a Wii U? I have a modded Gamecube.

  16. gave myself a crazy Charlie horse this morning

  17. My favorite pastime is to search semi-rare 2600 games on Ebay and whine at how overpriced they are. 

    Very cathartic.

  18. The dedicated console/pong system market has been oddly competitive in recent months. Are there really that many stone-age videogame aficionados now, or are people running out of other things to collect? 🤨

  19. Checking in at 2am. Playing vintage Stellar 7 and Nova 9 on PC. A 486 era game that worked well on a 1MB 16bit ISA videocard. Moody downtempo OPL3 FM sound from SoundBlaster.

  20. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I wish I bought one of those $15 Wii bundles from Goodwill. I wanna play Skyward Sword so bad!

  21. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I wish I bought one of those $15 Wii bundles from Goodwill. I wanna play Skyward Sword so bad!

    1. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Personally, if I had the money, I'd skip the Wii and buy a WiiU, since it has higher functionality as opposed to a standard Wii but you want to play GC games which shoots that down. With a WiiU I believe you'd be able to buy Ocarina of Time if they haven't killed off the store yet.

      It's a tough question, but personally I'd just go for the Wii, if you're lucky and have brick and mortar shops around you might be able to get one cheap, craigslist or local buy and sell sites might give you a better deal than Ebay, but you'll probably have to deal with some nastiness. 

      With a budget of 30$ you'd probably be better off downloading Dolphin and emulating SS, the lowest I've seen Wii's with GC functionality go for are 40 bucks and that's pretty disqualifying right there. 

      You're in a weird spot. If you're really set on playing SS then I'd recommend you save up and search for a deal.

      If you want something sooner rather than later then you should get OOT, it's well worth the price even if I couldn't bring myself to finish it.

      Who knows, you might love OOT and hate SS, take my opinions with a grain of salt.

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  22. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I wish I bought one of those $15 Wii bundles from Goodwill. I wanna play Skyward Sword so bad!

    1. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Hot Take!

      Here's my opinion on OOT. Fun until you get to the second iteration water temple. That thing was a game breaker for me just on top of how dated I found it in comparison to Skyward Sword. I played Ocarina fairly soon after Skyward and I would honestly play Skyward over Ocarina if given the choice. Neither are bad games, you just have to have a certain level of patience and a tempered set of expectations.

       

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  23. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I wish I bought one of those $15 Wii bundles from Goodwill. I wanna play Skyward Sword so bad!

    1. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      First of all this is all my opinion. Y’all can disagree if you want, this is just how I felt.

       

      I found it to be quite repetitive, often gimping itself by forcing the motion controls as the solutions for puzzles. The mocon swordplay is actually really fun and being able to aim with the Wiimote is far more convenient than using the stick like in other Zelda's. I actually ruined all other 3D Zelda's for myself with that. But the game gets tired after a while and while they seem really big at first, the amount of times you have to run through the same few environments to get to the dungeons begins to wear on you, and if you want to do all the side missions to 100% the game you'll wind up hating them.

       

      The story is driven entirely by Magoffins, as is to be expected, and once you lose Zelda you must first attempt to get her back but that just leads you to needing to find another Magoffin which leads to needing to find another and another, it’s actually pretty weak despite the amazing setting.

       

      The puzzles are fairly decent with a few that are just plain fun (The time crystals especially), though everything just seems really stretched out, and will push your patience in some places. The fact that there's an energy meter that drains criminally fast also doesn't help so no rolling across the map to save time you have to sprint then wait for the meter to refill then sprint again.

      Most folk hate Fi, but I don't really mind her, she's just the usual tutorial character that never leaves you alone and winds up having some decent moments later on. Characters in general are pretty good with several having fun arcs throughout the game.

       

      The graphics are excellent, especially for the Wii and still hold up today, no complaints there, if anything I might replay the game just to marvel at the visuals again.

       

      Most bosses are alright, very dependent on the mocon but in some cases that winds up benefitting the experience, unfortunately they cheap out a few times with Girahim and The Imprisoned, forcing you to fight them multiple times over except they’re harder with each iteration. The imprisoned especially is the low point on the game, in my opinion at least.

       

      As I recall there is also a fair amount of grinding for resources so you can upgrade your gear so you have the faintest chance against ‘not Ganondorf’ at the end of the game. That leads you off on the bug hunting quests which aren’t bad on their own but get annoying since it replays the same informational blurb as if you captured it for the first time every time you start up a new session which drags things out.

       

      Skyward Sword isn’t a bad game by any stretch, it’s a perfectly playable, engaging and fun adventure puzzle-solving game, but it’s not a very good Zelda game. It’s long, slightly drawn out in places, the end game goodies and mini games I never found particularly engaging, and the payoff just seemed rather lackluster.

       

      The first half is great, you’ll probably get most of your enjoyment there, the second half is fairly weak with a few great moments sprinkled in, the ending, while crucial to the lore, is a bit of a letdown , and the music playing sections can go straight to hell.

       

      All in all: probably a solid 6.5/10, I doubt you’d regret playing it, but you might not be too keen on playing it again.

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  24. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I wish I bought one of those $15 Wii bundles from Goodwill. I wanna play Skyward Sword so bad!

    1. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Skyward Sword? I hope you know what you're in for with that one.

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  25. Wanted a game like Miner Dig Deep, so I bought SteamWorld Dig. Didn't like it at first, but now that I have a transporter, it's not so bad. I tried to like Terraria, but it has too much demonic crap, so I gave up on it.

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