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Olrox's Quarters / Re: Kapakka II
« Last post by Q on December 17, 2020, 22:10 »
Viime vuodenvaihteessa toivottamani "parempi uusi vuosikymmen" on onneksi kokonaisuudessaan edelleen mahdollinen.
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GameCoffin / Re: Resident Evil
« Last post by A-Yty on December 16, 2020, 14:02 »
REmake kyllä löytyy omasta hyllystä, mutta saanenko koskaan aikaiseksi pelata läpi onkin sitten ihan eri juttu.
Sittemmin pelasin tätä Pleikka Nelosella ja onhan se kaikin puolin upea peli :jees:

En muista pelasinko alkuperäistä koskaan edes kokonaan läpi. Se meni vähän ohitse, koska ei ollut omaa PC:tä vielä tuolloin. Ensimmäinen Playstationkin, jonka hommasin, oli vasta PS2 varmaan vuonna 2003 ja sille oli jo paljon hienommat pelit.
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Olrox's Quarters / Re: Kapakka II
« Last post by Lumienkeli on December 15, 2020, 23:11 »
Hyvää koronajoulua ja koronauuttavuotta... Tämä vuosi olisi minun puolestani voinut mennä monellakin tavalla eri lailla.

Uusia elämänkokemuksia tietty kaikille :) Mutta menetettyjä mahdollisuuksia myös. Ehkä parempi onni ensi vuonna...
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GameCoffin / Re: Resident Evil
« Last post by Lumienkeli on December 15, 2020, 23:11 »
Resident Evil 2 remake oli viime vuonna mun varmasti pelatuin yksinpeli. Kaikki achievementit tuli kerättyä ja pelitunteja varmaan jotain 60. Sitten tuli Resident Evil 3 remake ja siinä keräsin kaikki achievementit 20 tunnissa ja olihan se vähän pettymys. Eniten siksi että peli sisälsi paljon vähemmän sisältöä kuin alkuperäinen, toisin kuin RE2 mikä oli ihan mukava pakkaus. Lisäksi dodge-mekaniikka teki pelistä aika helpon (kuitenkin nightmarella vika bossi oli tosi vaikea ja oli pakko ottaa käyttöön pari lisäitemiä...) Niin ja Nemesis oli jotenkin paljon vähemmän muistettava. Pelin alkupuoli oli parasta Raccoon Cityn keskustassa!

En tiedä mitä odottaa Villagelta. 7 ei munkaan mieleen sopinut kun poikkeaa niin paljon normaalista RE-pelistä. Pelasin muutaman tunnin mutta jotenkin se jäi kesken, pitäisi saada pelattua se läpi ennen Villagea!
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Ghost Ship of Phools / Re: Castlevania The Animated Series (Netflix 2017- )
« Last post by A-Yty on December 09, 2020, 23:11 »
Granted, I don't know much about the history of Japanese video games adapted into animations by the Japanese. I base my opinion just on Castlevania and its story material outside the games and how they treat their source material. The Belmont Legacy is not that good compared to the SotN and CoD mangas. Ricordanza of the Gods Abyss and the SotN radio drama I can't say much about, because I haven't listened them. But from the reviews I've read about them, they're not that bad. And they're consistent with the personality and history of the characters they use.
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Ghost Ship of Phools / Re: Castlevania The Animated Series (Netflix 2017- )
« Last post by Ananaz on December 09, 2020, 19:07 »
I find the entirely hypothetical "Japan would have done it justice" argument hilarious, seeing as we just got a Japanese made videogame anime adaptation with involvement from the original creators less than three months ago and surprise; it looks like utter crap and by most accounts also is just that. But I guess the monster designs are more faithful.

It's fine to not like what Shankar and co. are doing with the show, but chances are they are also just about the only ones who actually care enough to do anything with it and demonstrably have been trying to make it happen for a very long time. The franchise has been around for a while now and if Japan ever actually gave enough of a shit about it, they probably would have tried adapting it ages ago themselves.
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Ghost Ship of Phools / Re: Castlevania The Animated Series (Netflix 2017- )
« Last post by A-Yty on December 01, 2020, 13:01 »
I almost started a new thread. Then I noticed I did this. Some elaborated thoughts from the perspective of two seasons watched.

Season 1 had some cringe moments, especially with the emerging, anachronistic soap boxing that would later get worse. Instead of drama based on the source (like Belmont banishment and Trevor trying to reconcile the bitterness resulting from that with his clan's mission of protecting humanity from DA NIGHT), it's summarized as: "church man bad". Trevor of canon may have hated Transylvanians for ostracizing his family and for a good reason, but he was still a man of faith. Cartoon Trevor isn't. He's a semi-drunk who makes a Jesus joke, indulges in scatology and is unnecessarily violent. That's not even interesting, because the "lovable rogue" cliché is played out. How about some heroic heroes for a change?

Season 1 was short, but after the initial plans and rumors for of an animated movie it was finally at least something. Season 2's high point and the best thing the series has shown was The Belmont Library and the confrontation with Dracula. Season 3 I haven't checked out, but from what I know, it crashes and burns. I doubt I'll be seeing it soon.

All in all, it was mistake to not let the Japanese handle this. And that's not just a gripe about style over substance; despite the lackluster monster design, this cartoon looks decent. What I mean is the Japanese would have respected the source material and done it justice. Shankar and gang have not done so and will not do so. They ride the license till it wears out and they move on to the next one. It's a crust without filling.

People keep covering for all the pitfalls of this because "it introduces Castlevania to new fans" and "at least there's some new Castlevania material". And so on. I don't find those reasonable points. I don't feel the need to be grateful for pieces of rotten wall meat an arrogant producer renting the IP throws at me. Anything with a history as long and revered as Castlevania is better off in dignified death or an extended slumber than galvanizing its corpse just for the sake of reminding it's still there.

So, I'm not systematically against a Castlevania animated series. Or a movie. Or any new material that is not game. Not even with Warren Ellis's historical fondness to fight for a goat sex joke in the script. I'm against this particular series. The best way to introduce it to new fans would be a new game, not sequences of "very special episodes" catering to needs that have slim to nothing to do with liking this game series.
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Castlevania / Re: Castlevania: Lament Of Innocence
« Last post by A-Yty on November 29, 2020, 11:11 »
Vastaani tuli jotain, josta en voi olla huomaamatta melkoisia yhtäläisyyksiä LoI:n tarinaan: Berserk.

https://berserk.fandom.com/wiki/Griffith
https://berserk.fandom.com/wiki/Guts

Griffith on nerokas strategisti, Guts taitava sotilas. Näiden kahden välille tuli välirikko ja vihollisuus.

Mitä Alkemiakiviin tulee, niin:

https://berserk.fandom.com/wiki/Beherit

Beheriteistä merkittävin jopa on "The Crimson Beherit".
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Castlevania / Re: Moonlight Rhapsody
« Last post by Q on November 05, 2020, 17:05 »
Jostain syystä ei yllätä, että Alucard on mukana. Melko hektistä beat 'em upia vaikuttaa olevan.
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Castlevania / Re: Grimoire Of Souls
« Last post by A-Yty on November 04, 2020, 15:03 »
Peli on näköjään julkaistu jo syyskuussa, mutta ainoastaan Kanadassa. Mielenkiintoinen julkaisupolitiikka Konamilta.

Ja näköjään poistunut valikoimasta jo kuluvan vuoden syyskuussa.

https://www.siliconera.com/castlevania-grimoire-of-souls-will-shut-down-on-september-9-2020/
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