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  1. I use Gamespot.com for the most part. You can find just about any game on there, but it takes a long time to submit everything.
  2. Super Mario World and Super Street Fight II was my first two SNES games and I mastered the crap out of them
  3. Zelda was unquestionable by everyone an Action RPG until the late 90s when every RPG newcomer that started with Diablo or Final Fantasy 7 became RPG elitists. You can go back to these magazines and see for yourself. You can also go back and see what an "Action / Adventure" game was too. Action / Adventure was a blanket term given to any game that wasn't a turn-based, sports game, or puzzle game. This would include everything from Zelda to Donkey Kong Country to Mario. The people that claim that the "Action / Adventure" is a real genre just take all the elements that make a Zelda game and apply it to the "Action / Adventure" genre. Action Adventure was never a real genre until the last few years. RPG is a very very very broad term, there is no concrete definition for one. You also have to remember the Legend of Zelda came out in 1986 in Japan and 1987 here. In this time, there was only a handful of RPGs out. Dragon Quest, Black Onyx in Japan, and Ultima, Might & Magic and various other PC RPGs.. You also have to remember back then every game that wasn't an RPG was an arcade style game. Zelda, along with Ultima, and the other few RPGs out at the time broke this mold. There was no 1-1 stages, there was no dying and going back to the start of the game. Link is a character that continue to get stronger and stronger through the game with upgrades. From the start of the game to the end of the game Link is 20xs stronger. This only applies to RPGs back then. I know someone will bring up Experience Points, but why are experience points so important? I can name dozens of RPGs that don't use experience points, yet people don't give those games crap for it. If you think about it, experience points are a very outdated way to get stronger. When Link beats a dungeon and kills a boss, he is rewarded with another heart piece (HIT POINTS), later in the game he can get better armor that doubles his Defense, or stronger weapons that boost his Offense. How is this not an RPG? While the combat in Zelda isn't totally stat based, why does it have to be? People today are getting way way to anal about their genres, especially when it come to Zelda, everyone has venom to spit out about that series, despite how important it is to the genre itself. Anyone remember the term "Zelda clone" and how it applied for every single Action RPG that came out after it? I have one question for you deniers, can anyone name me a single more important game to the Action RPG genre than The Legend of Zelda?
  4. Legend of Zelda followed by Ultima: Exodus
  5. IGN's podcasts are really really bad
  6. Super Mario Bros, although I only beat it once, then again I haven't played it since I was a kid either. I beat Mario 2 dozens of times and Mario 3 a few times.
  7. Did anyone listen to the new episode about the Dreamcast? very long, nearly 3 hours.. but fun http://download.gamevideos.com/Podcasts/Re...uts/R090408.mp3
  8. I've been replaying all my PS1 RPGs all over again, so I'm nearly 40 hours into Final Fantasy 7 right now, I'll probably be done with it today or tomorrow...
  9. The N64 podcast was an early one.. they didn't get into a groove until later. Retronauts is easily my favorite podcast though. 1Up Yours, GFW and 1UP FM are also some of my favorites... I tried to get into IGN, but they're usally loud and annoying, trying way to hard to be funny and use stupid sound effects and bad injokes... I only listened to Gamespots podcast but it was more of the same. shoot.. Giantbomb is just as bad... now that I think about it, 1UP Podcasts are the only ones I like..
  10. Did I say 3D makes a game better? no. However, I've played most Warioland games and I can't say they're ever worth more than $30.
  11. she's on the demo I downloaded from Xbox Live... it barely looks like her.. and the game is freaking terrible. Not nearly as good as Ready 2 Rumble, which I think it tried to emulate..
  12. I beat Eternal Sonata yesterday, and now I'm going to start on Enchanted Arms
  13. this dude was the 90's version of the Dell Dude...
  14. Probably when I first met the T-Rex in Jurrasic Park
  15. The music is a big turn off, but it also reminds me of generic Sega music they would throw in their games 10+ years ago, this is a Sega game right?
  16. new episode posted yesterday for the Famicom. The best episode in a while if you ask me. http://download.gamevideos.com/Podcasts/Re...uts/R082108.mp3
  17. haha yeah I was the same way too. When they stopped airing WWF on NBC I pretty much stopped watching wrestling, although I would catch the ocasional WCW show on TBS or something, I didn't have a good cable company, so no USA for WWF Raw, no TNT for WCW Nitro, until we upgraded to PrimeStar Satilite (dead now) and finally got those channels so I could watch wrestling again, got re-hooked during the Macho Man / DDP fued for WCW and Steve Austin / Brian Pillman feud for WWF.. WCW eventually won be over for their awesome mid-carders and then stopped watchin again after WCW went into the crapper.. I just don't have the heart anymore...
  18. the only FPS I'll touch are the ones with a strong single player experience. I'm not a huge multiplayer type person to be honest, so games like Bioshock and Metroid Prime appeal to me... Shadowrun and Halo 4 just turn me off........
  19. I got a Saturn either the year or the year before the original Nights came out, and I can't say I ever bought into all the hype for it. It just never appealed to me, the new Wii game isn't winning me over either.
  20. I haven't played it yet, so I can't say, but what gets my goat is when reviewers complain non-stop about bugs and technical issues, and how some games have a ton of problems overall like Mass Effect, Bioshock, GTA4 and so on, yet give them extremely high scores in the end.
  21. zh666

    Favorite Music

    Death and Thrash Metal, everything from Autopsy to Slayer... oddly enough my favorite band is Nirvana
  22. http://retronauts.1up.com/ This is easily my favorite podcast to listen to. IGN has their very own Retronauts clone too, but it's a pretty dull listen. The new episode was posted today, they spend a good 40 minutes on all the early versions of Bionic Command and it's history at the begining of the show and cap it off with a discussion on Act Raiser for the SNES.
  23. I probably won't pick this up since I've played it more times than I can remember, but it does seem like they're re-translating it. In one of the trailers they changed the name of Ayla or whatever to something else. I imagine there will be alot of differences from the SNES version.
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