Googleshng - September 26 '02- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time
She's always goin' "Tony! Tony! Be a real man!" er, no wait, wrong Tony.
Ahem. Where was I?
Tony: Today marks the day when I looked over at the
upcoming games bar and realized I'm going to be broke
from here until next year. Oh wait..you want something
relevant? You may not reconize me..I usualy run around
in the background doing various stuff. I'm mainly
TRC's Lacky when it comes to walkthroughs, but I'm
also the Semi Official 'Import Guy'. I think that
about covers it...
ARMs Gone Wild!
Hey Goog! In Wild Arms there is a place called Heaven's Corridor, that's where you aquire the Dual Cast Force for Cecilia, and it's pretty simple to navigate around, altough there are some nasty teleporters on the ground that keep sending you back to the entrance, but they are not random, so just learn where they are. And in the last room, it seems that there is nothing, but if you stand in between the two trees and use the Tear Drop, something good should happen! Hey, what do you think about Tales of Destiny? Have you played it? I just recently bought it, and it's darn fun! The gameplay is awesome, although you can only carry 15 units of the same item, but still very cool! I know the game is quite old, but here in Brazil, is difficult to find the games. Ok, see ya!
Quicksand Of Shadows
Wild Arms, and to a lesser extent Wild Arms 2, has
always been one of my favorite games, just because
there was SOOOO much extra hidden fun stuff in it. As
far as Tales of Destiny goes, your preaching to the
choir. I've always loved the Linear Motion battle
system...adds a nice touch to an otherwise lackluster
game. I DO get ticked 'cause it seems like Namco
always nixes out a ton of stuff during the translation
A good number of people reminded me where that was. For some reason I kept thinking Dual Cast was just
sitting around back at the castle with nothing keeping you from it but plot. Odd. Anyway, there you go
person from yesterday!
Never played any of the Tales games myself.
Oh, and by the way, I'm always amazed at how often I get letters from Brazil. I mean heck, before I started
doing this Q&A column, that's where half the e-mail I got was from. I always get the odd feeling that
if I ever somehow end up on the cast of a TV show, I'll always end up saying stuff like "I may not be
popular here, but I'm huge in Brazil!" Anyway, this is a long tangent going nowhere, so I'm going to
be dropping it now.
Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto!
I have a question about the New Super Robot Wars game. what
do you think the chance of this game coming to the US is?
Now onto my friend the GBA. What are some decent games that
I would be able to get for the GBA? They don't necessarily
have to be new, they can be old but still good. I already
have Advence Wars, both Castlevanias, Golden Sun, and
Tactics Ogre. Following that, what games are theyre theat
are coming out for the GBA that look promising? They don't
necessarily have to be RPGs.
And finally, how do you spell the universal greeting from
Transformers the Movie? It's been bothering me for so long.
*Sweat starts beading on forehead* Must not rant
about how awesome Super Robot Wars is...must not
preach about one of my most favorite games series
EVER...Ahem. Alright, as to your question. I'm
assuming you mean SRW Original Generation? If so, the
answer is ALOT more likely then any of the other SRW
games,but still pretty dismal. If you REALLY want an
English SRW Fix go play ZOE: The Fist of Mars for GBA.
It's pretty much a slightly modified SRW game,
complete to the battle system(Well...that icky action
bit isn't..but that's another matter entirely). As for
other GBA titles, try the Megaman Battle Network
series, good stuff there.
Well, one of the larger reasons we don't get any of the SRW games here is that they have so many copyrighted
source materials involved they put Kingdom Hearts to shame. Another reason though is that they're by
Banpresto, and Banpresto never brings any of their games to the U.S. Just one of those things.
I'd also strongly recommend the MMBNs. They have one of the best combat systems I've ever seen in terms
of requiring strategy, and MMBN2 is even hard enough for that to matter. Past that you've honestly already
listed all the GBA games I own.
Opinions and such
"I'd love to see a game where Lulu and Kimahri were detectives in 1930s Chicago."
Ow, I just got this weird nervous twitch in my head after I read that. I should sue you for assault or something... Now that I think about it though, Lulu would make a good Scully.
Am I the only person who thought FF8 was the best FF until FF10 was released? I'm no newbie either - I've played all of or a lot of every FF except 2j and 3j, yet 8 and 10 are still my two favorites. I actually kinda feel like a newbie for favoring the 3D games over the 2D games, but the graphics mean nothing to me, and I can give an intelligent summary and opinion of all of them. Do you know anybody else who's in a similar situation?
Don't look at me in this. I actually LIKED FF9 a
great deal..which seems to be against popular opinion
FF8 is a lot of people's favorite on the PSX. I find the majority of that group though still prefer good
old FF6. Oh, and after I mentioned that detectives bit, someone sent me that Yuna/Tomb Raider poster.
So I'm clearly not the only one who thinks of such things.