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Let's Watch: Select Episodes of Cinematech (The Original Series)
Hwody! Just found your liveblogs, this is amazing. I was a producer on Cinematech and C:NE back in the day, I have to ask, do you have all the episodes backed up somewhere? Please, feel free to DM on twitter.... @otherwhitetofu
dayeight
Thank you! I only have the episodes that I recorded from tape onto DVD, does that count?
BearyScary
Beary Scary is there anyway you could share the episodes you have? I have been searching the internet high and low for some episodes and have come up with nothing. I would appreciate this so much!!!
gurodesu
Glad to see this has started up. Way to go, man. : )

As for scariness... there is one game I can think of that definitely freaked me out: Lost In Shadow. The creepiness of the whole environment, the concept in itself, all of the monsters you come across... Until you finally get the hang of fighting back, you are really on edge when playing through it.
nomuru2d
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Thanks! It's good to be back. :D

I had never heard of that game before. It sounds pretty interesting. Strange that it's made by Hudson Soft.
BearyScary
Actually, the radio report is only a spoiler for the end of the first gameplay segment. There were more than 5 victims before the game starts proper. To go into any further detail would be spoilers.
nomuru2d (edited by: nomuru2d)
You're right! That was silly of me. I presumed it was... well, you're right, explaining further would delve into spoilers. XD

I also forgot to include the reader participation question. I finally edited it in.
BearyScary
Regarding Yuffie, early strategy guides peg her as weak, but she really becomes a good replacement for Aerith when properly developed.
nomuru2d
I wasn't aware that Vib Ribbon was made by the guy behind Parappa. Proof?

Also, speaking of Vib Ribbon, you seem to have a bit of pronoun trouble.
nomuru2d
Wikipedia says Vib Ribbon was made by NanaOn-Sha, the same people who made PaRappa.

I made a mistake and assumed that the bunny was male when in fact, it was female. I didn't correct it in one instance, but I fixed it later. Thank you for pointing it out so I could fix it.
BearyScary
The game didn't do well because of both having to replay missions multiple times to do all of the objectives AND the horrendous decision to dub everyone with British accents.

As for the second, you should've included it. It was significantly more awesome than the first (cameos notwithstanding).
nomuru2d
You forgot the catastrophic bug that would destroy a computer entirely upon uninstalling Myth II.
nomuru2d
Let's see... comic book games... comic book games... If you want to get technical, the X-Men/Marvel Universe RPG series was a good chain of comic book games.
nomuru2d
I find it funny that you don't bring up how the concept of using exotic animals as virus subjects in the RE series was brought into focus in Outbreak File 2... or how there is nothing mysterious about the revival of the player character in Yaiba (he was turned into a cyborg).
nomuru2d (edited by: nomuru2d)
It's not a spiritual successor, it's a sequel.
nomuru2d
lol Enter the Matrix - the only good thing that ever came out of it was the hacking mini-game that acted as the cheat-mode interface.
nomuru2d
Technically, Sephiroth wasn't a clone of Jenova - it was only a misconception he got into his head after spending all that time in the Shinra Mansion under sleep deprivation.

Also, I found it funny that nothing that had anything to do with FFVII during the build-up to Advent Children (including the tech demo recreation) refused to show Aerith's face until the movie finally came out. It's like... what kind of reveal were you hoping for?
nomuru2d
Yeah, and she didn't even play that big of a part in the movie anyway, although I love that scene that does show her at that end. :)
BearyScary
Fun fact: the Doom movie turned out to be a somewhat-average action-filled popcorn flick, even though it tried its damnedest to have a good plot. I was lucky to have a mother who got pre-screening tickets via a friend, and I hadn't seen the movie again since.
nomuru2d
As far as rare games go, there are only a few I've got: Intelligent Qube for the PS1, Fragile Dreams for the Wii, and a fully-intact copy (original box and manual) of .hack//G.U. volume 3 for PS2.
nomuru2d
Nice. We had IQ on a demo disc and it was fun.

I have a game that I know is rare, ironically for my least favorite system: Arcade Classics on the Game Gear. At least, Tips & Tricks "Collector's Closet" said it was. Their installment on the Game Gear and why collectors hate it was kind of fun. Collectors hate the GG because of how the game boxes were packaged in plastic except near the top, where there was a hole made to fit the hard plastic hoop. This construction also made it difficult to properly stack the GG boxes.

I'm proud of having both of the LUNAR ports on the PS1 with all of their original materials, like Lucia's pendant and the character standees. Working Designs tended to have such nice packaging of their games, even if it was just a holographic foil cover.
BearyScary
From what I recall, A Fistful of Boomstick was the worst of the series. Combat was basically, as Adam Sessler put it in his review, "chop chop hack hack boom".
nomuru2d
Actually, Mad Dash Racing lived on in a way. See Whiplash.
nomuru2d
This entry was just plain PAINFUL to read through.
nomuru2d
... Wait... Jensen Ackles voice-acted? In a video game!? And a poor follow-up to Parasite Eve, no less!?
nomuru2d
Yes, he did. I was surprised, too. I think I was ignorant of it until I started the game, though I may have read about it beforehand. The quality of his voice acting was surprisingly good, even for a casual observer of Supernatural. He is capable of some great acting.

I rather liked The 3rd Birthday, even though it's very different from the first game (my favorite in the series). The game has a 70 on Metacritic. Famitsu gave it pretty high ratings; one 10, two nines, and an eight. I think that the 10 and nines may be a bit high, but I still enjoyed it.
BearyScary
I actually own Beat Down. Its big gimmick was mainly figuring out how to recruit the hundreds of rival gangsters you'd come across, including secret fighters, and expanding your reputation by doing loads of different actions and sidequests. Very fun, but you're missing out on a LOT if you don't have a guide handy.
nomuru2d
Trapt isn't a remake. It's a semi-direct sequel to Deception 2.
nomuru2d
The Aeon Flux video game was... very weird. Basically, it served to link the animated series and the movie together, taking place between both and explaining what the deal was with characters repeatedly dying all throughout (and the ending basically got rid of that in a stupid fashion).
nomuru2d
It wasn't just "a parallel universe where Chekov was evil". It was the evil parallel-universe Federation that was previously shown in the actual original series.
nomuru2d
Hwody! Just found your liveblogs, this is amazing. I was a producer on Cinematech and C:NE back in the day, I have to ask, do you have all the episodes backed up somewhere? Please, feel free to DM on twitter.... @otherwhitetofu
dayeight
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