[Screenshot LP] Who needs drugs when you have Japan? Let's Play: Ufouria
Y'know, this liveblog looks kind of lonely. I think I'll leave a comment here. XD Anyway, off to a good start. This game looks like it'll be fun to read about.
"Your name is Freenon-Leon, and you have these specific video game powers". Video game dialog is painful as it is, but this is a very blunt way of helping someone recover from their Easy Amnesia, while Info Dumping their abilities on the player.
Wow, this is weird and wonderful. It actually kind of reminds me of the WTF-fest that was Super Mario Bros 2, so far. The gameplay is pretty basic, but the enemies? I don't think I've seen a video game yet where a giant mouth has tried to attack you. Still, not as weird as Birdo.
Oooh, this looks like fun! Obscure games and a thorough description of them. Awww, I wanted a catgirl character...
The Japanese rom exists out there, and considering the lack of important text in this game (the one time you might actually need it, it's pretty easy to figure out what to do on your own), you could always play it if you wanted O-Chan. I don't have a sprite of her NES version off-hand, but if you go to ye olde Zany VG Quotes and check out "Hebereke's Popoitto" (a puzzle game that looks like it was either SNES or arcade-based), you can see what her original version looked like.
That password-entry screen is pretty unique, and maybe even a bit daunting. I know I would have had trouble with it in a day before emulators and ubiquitous digital cameras made screenshots easy. And Freeon is a Cat Girl-dragon-amphibian thing so far. I wonder if she's cute, too. :D HURRAY FOR EMOTICON HIPSTERS. I laughed out loud when I saw that thing.
"You have found the compass. The map is now useful." I thought that mass of black squares looked useless when I saw it. "Thank you for reminding me of my ability to jump very high, something I never would have thought to do on instinct or discovered on my own."
Swimming through lava. Freeon once again proves to be surprisingly badass. And that frog guy at the beginning is ridiculously cute, and I want to give him a big hug. [waii] I don't care if he's an enemy, he's getting snuggled. :D Also...yes, sleep deprivation is bad whether you're writing an LP or just reading one. :(
You are simply amazing!
Okay, just read this entire blog from start to finish. Can't say that I'm exposed to this kind of Japanese weirdness often, but having willingly played through games like Chulip, my tolerance for it is probably higher than the norm. And at least it had decent controls, good gameplay, and a decent sense of exploration and adventure, didn't it? But most importantly, it looks as though you've had a lot of fun with this project. And that's what made reading through it ever so wonderful. Thank you for taking your time to do this, and have a nice day.
Chulip sure is a thing, alright. I'd like to play it myself, but I have watched Jamesman's entire LP. I know I've kinda not exactly done the bonus features, but I fully admit to having Attention Deficit Creator Disorder.