|August 18th, 2011
08/18- 12:00PM EST
Round one of the contest is complete! That's right,
instead of randomly deciding the winner using a number generator,
I randomly assigned each contestant a character in Super Street Fighter 4 and then
simulated matches to determine the winners. So, here are the results
for the first round, first the contestants and the characters they got:
FriendOfAgnes - Adon
Kain V - Balrog
Nightfox - Dudley
Clephas - El Fuerte
Scott O. - Oil Man ... I mean Hakan
RivalShadeX - Dee Jay
Paladia - Sagat
(Paladia was randomly selected to get the bye for round 1 since
we have an odd number)
FriendOfAgnes vs. Kain V:
Lots of chip shots, with Balrog getting some nice punch combos and
hitting his ultra for the win. Still close, with Adon hitting a good
number of special attacks.
Balrog plays it safe, with special moves to counter Adon's attacks. A
grab move ends the round and gives the win to Kain V!
Nightfox vs. Clephas:
Can boxing characters go two for two? Lots of back and forth with light
attacks, until Dudley takes the advantage with some well timed
uppercuts, and finishes the round with his ultra.
Dudley dominates round two with specials and grabs, and indeed sets
boxing characters at two for two for this tourney. Win to Nightfox!
Scott O. vs.
Dee Jay dominates early with his speed, despite Hakan loading up with
oil and hitting some powerful attacks. However Hakan hits his ultra at
the end to take round one.
Round Two: A
little back and forth, then Dee Jay hits some ex moves, his ultra, and
finishes with a few quick strikes.
Hakan gets in close and dominates with powerful grapple moves. There's
no escaping at that point. Hakan takes the match. Win to Scott O.!
And that's it! So those continuing to round two are: Paladia (via bye),
Nightfox, Kain V, and Scott O.
Now then, on to the letters!
Do you think that Square-Enix will eventually remake Dragon Quest VII? I picked up the
original PS1 version a little while ago and played through the opening
part of the game, but found it rather hard on the eye and somewhat slow.
I strongly believe it will see a remake at some point. Dragon Quest VII was quite popular
in Japan, despite coming out so late in the life of the PS1. I don't
believe it has shown up on PSN over there, suggesting they'd prefer to
re-release it in some other form. It could be we'll see Square-Enix
continuing the trend of Dragon Quest
remakes on Nintendo's handhelds, with a 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII. That is certainly
something Nintendo would get behind, as I'm sure such a remake would
help sales of the system. We shall see what they do! The game does look
pretty dated, so I can't say I wouldn't prefer a visual upgrade.
I think a remake would be a great opportunity to jazz it up, maybe redo
the localization and improve the pace of the whole thing. If such
a thing were to happen which platform would you like to see it on? My
preferences are 3DS or Vita, as I think these games are well suited to
playing on the go.
I agree completely, it should be on a portable platform. Dragon Quest games have proven to
fit quite nicely on the DS, and keeping it on such a platform would
keep the budget for a remake within reason. After the success of the
recent remakes, it would make sense for Square-Enix to continue on and
do a remake of VII.
I have another remake question for you - Final Fantasy X, X-2 and XII HD remakes - good idea or not?
I would welcome them myself, as XII
is personally my favorite of the series post VII. I have just finished
replaying X though so I am
done with that one for a while.
PS2 HD collections don't seem to be hard to do, and Square-Enix has
already done one with the Tomb
Raider Collection. So I think it is a really good idea. Would be
a nice gap filler between XIII-2
and Versus. Knowing
Square-Enix, however, I could see them annoying us all and releasing
them individually. I'd still be up for it of course! Final Fantasy XII in HD would be
@AskWheels Everyone is talking mobile games mobile games mobile games.
Problem as I see it is that most of these games have no depth.
This is true. There are some of
course, but how does one go about finding them in the sea of
super-cheap games? Many of the games that do have depth seem to be
either ports from other platforms, or games from big name developers
that essentially serve as advertisements for the fully fledged games
(such as the great Dead Space
iPhone game). I just don't think a race to the bottom type of market
place is going to be able to support in-depth types of
@AskWheels Have you found any RPGs or TRPGs that are worthy
of the name?
Infinity Blade so far is the only game
that has impressed me in such a way. Despite this, it is still a pretty
shallow game, as good as it is. I just can't see why anyone would
invest a great deal of resources in making games that can only sell for
around $4.99. Will these types of games take a chunk out of handheld
gaming? Perhaps, but we've had smartphones for years now and the DS was
strong through those years. I'll stick with portable gaming specific
Hey, Human Wheels!! It’s no big deal (after all, one can’t tell
these things easily from an email), but for the record, I’m female!!!!
Well hello there! This really is often
a tough thing to tell from people's usernames. Anyone let's see what's
on your mind...
I’m currently playing Suikoden
Tactics, & it got me wondering. Why are most tactical
games a heavy political drama? Yes, there’s Disgaea, but I think it’s the
exception that proves the rule, & even then it’s goofy political
drama so we still haven’t gotten completely away from that.
Regular RPGs come in a wide variety of flavors – I just don’t get why
tactical games seem to have such a narrow focus. I’d like more
horror tactical (i.e. Koudelka)
is anyone doing anything like that?
Well there are a few more that break
the mold I think, such as the Shining
Force games that often play out like a regular JRPG, just with
tactical battles in place of normal party based combat. Now then, you
are certainly right in that the majority of them have political based
stories. My best guess would be that many of the developers are big
fans of games like Tactics Ogre and
Tactics, and this influence shows up in the development of
If you want, let me know when you finish the last Dark Tower book, & we’ll
discuss what a lazy author King’s become.
Hope you had a great week!
I will let you know! I'm about
half-way through it, and have somewhat enjoyed it. At the very least,
King seems to be admitting himself in the book that he is a lazy
writer. Then again, he's still talented, as he did makes us believe in
this rag-tag group of gunslingers, and made including himself in the
story not seem insane! Anyway, look forward to hearing from you again!
Connect The Magnetic Monster
to Dragon Quest VIII!
I bet you thought this would be difficult! Not so, my good sir! The Magnetic Monster was released
on laserdisc (remember laserdisc?) by MGM/UA -> MGM and Sony are
partnering on the next two Bond films -> Sony distributed
Square-Enix's (then Squaresoft) film Final
Fantasy The Spirits Within -> Square-Enix published Dragon Quest VIII.
That's it for this week! Next week the contest results will continue
with round two.
See you then!
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About the Host
What I can't wait for:
1. Battlefield 3 / Xenoblade
2. Disgaea 4
3. Deus Ex 3
5. Tales of the Abyss 3D
On my Playlist:
1.Resonance of Fate Soundtrack
2. Catherine Soundtrack
3. 90s Music
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2. Why do you think Nintendo suddenly decided to add region protection
to the 3DS when they hadn't done so for previous portables?
3. What long dormant RPG series do you want to see make a return?
4. Do you prefer digital releases or physical releases and why?
5. Borderlands somehow merged Diablo and first person shooters to make
an incredible game, what can the sequel do to improve on the first?