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Man, this "demo disc" really was an elaborate production! The first disc with all the videos and such had me laughing my ass off, especially when Dan and Drew were looking at all the hot PS swag you could order.

The demo of Tiny Tank, of all games, really set off my nostalgia switch. For some reason, I distinctly remember playing through the full game of that back in the day. That totally diesel, "edgy" intro movie I recalled immediately after it started playing. The 90s really were the "attitude era" in many aspects, eh?

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This game seems super charming, I totally get the Double Fine comparison. Definitely love the look. I think I'll pick up the Vita version of this, I do have a flight coming up soon...

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Well, this review makes it sound like the game is exactly what I expected, but I fall in the camp of Dynasty Warriors fan + Zelda fan, so I'm buying this for sure. I'm glad to hear there seems to be some reverence for the source material; I think experiencing all of these familiar locales, characters, and enemies in a new, remixed way sounds fun.

Congrats on your first review for the site, Dan! I think the text of the review makes it very clear who will and will not enjoy this game.

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I agree with the deck on this video, please bring this over to NA, Nintendo! :)

Back when the Wii U was first announced, this series was one of the first that I thought would be great for the system.

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@beard_of_zeus said:

Welp, this looks terrible. All these random crappy games on Steam, can't wait for the summer doldrums to be over.

They're not here to just look at AAA games, you know that right?

Yup, more than aware! I actually prefer smaller games and find them more interesting, most of the time. This game just seems boring and terrible and has no redeeming value, comedic or otherwise. At least some of the other random smaller titles that have had quick looks lately have had some interesting aspect, but this just seems blah.

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Welp, this looks terrible. All these random crappy games on Steam, can't wait for the summer doldrums to be over.

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@phished0ne: Haha, good point! Use it or lose it, as they say. (Or get buried with your stuff like an Egyptian king).

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@beard_of_zeus said:

The Bard mode where you just take turns seems like the version of this game I would want to play. The whole rhythm game "mechanic" doesn't seem like it adds anything substantial besides the novelty of mashing up a seemingly unrelated genre with a roguelike....

May I suggest Fatal Labyrinth to you? This game made me think of that game as soon as I saw how the game plays except the music part.

I had not heard of this Genesis game before, but the screenshots make it look very similar (I think it's the room layouts and perspective). Also this part of the description from the wiki makes me want to play it:

Gold can be found throughout the castle, but can not be spent. The more gold collected, the greater number of people that appear at Trykaar's funeral (game over screen).

It's really funny that gold just gets you a better funeral when you die.

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The Bard mode where you just take turns seems like the version of this game I would want to play. The whole rhythm game "mechanic" doesn't seem like it adds anything substantial besides the novelty of mashing up a seemingly unrelated genre with a roguelike.

As a counterpoint, Sequence was a game I liked that layer RPG mechanics onto a DDR rhythm game though, so maybe I would like this game??? I'm not sure.

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A random idea for a list, but I'm into it! May I suggest Decap Attack? (not sure why that was the first thing to come to mind, but hey!)