So, what were the jokes?
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Pick casual mode and pick normal difficulty. My friend, a first-time player of Fire Emblem but a fan of turn-based strategy, had to give up after finishing most of the game because it was too hard and his characters could die permanently.
@patrickklepek, can you ask someone why Typing of the Dead 1 isn't on Steam? And maybe if Typing of the Dead 2 can get a localization?
edit: Part of pinball is learning how to play any pinball table. Compare it to playing an FPS for the first time. You'll have no idea what's going on. But once you learn the basics you can play other FPS and still be able to play.
It doesn't seem like the Giant Bomb staff is all that interested in making their "game of the year" lists easy to browse. Aside from Jeff, if you want to see what was on their list, you have to scrub through one of the GOTY videos. That's for 2012. Older features can be harder to find and browse. The staff is always super busy, though, so it's quite understandable that they don't want to spend their time wading through old content.
Still, when a game like Binary Domain goes on sale, it can be difficult to remember what the staff thought of it. Having an easy and standardized GOTY mechanism would be much simpler than going to old videos.
There is another way. I propose we put all these lists into Giant Bomb site lists. You know, lists like LEGO!
I have made a list to demonstrate this perfect vision. GB GOTY 2012 - Vinny Caravella
It is my hope that if the quality on these lists is high enough, we can persuade one of the site designers to import them into one "giantbomb-GOTY" user account or something, for easier viewing.
I don't think it's worth making lists for the 22 guests they had for text-based top 10 lists, or even the non-ranked "bests" of the year. Just site staff and the overall site top 10s.
Is this a good idea?
As I've said before, the NDX thread is stickied. Outside of being a minor inconvenience for those browsing all Giant Bomb threads at once, I don't see it as a major issue that I created two comments about this.
One was about whether the latest Bombcast should be an honorary NDX, and this is more general, discussing how cool the music has been.
Jeff turned the whole thing upside down with his picks for the ending music. This week's was particularly effective. Past weeks have had old Bombcast theme songs from years past. Great stuff.
It was the NintenDownload X-press theme music.