Fucking amazing, man! That's so great. I love the inclusion of Dark Lord Vinny. The driving force behind the madness that is Floogan. Haha.
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Great post. Where did you pick up the game? I've been looking for it for a while, but don't want to spend $75 on it (Amazon). Also, did you play the older Blitz games? I was super into Blitz 2000 on N64, but haven't picked up any of the later ones. Just wondering if this plays similar to those games, or if it is more like EA's most recent reboot.
I picked up a used copy on Amazon for something around 25 dollars. It's pretty scarce after Midway went under. I've messed around a bit with earlier Blitz titles but I'm confident to make any comparisons. I've always heard nice things about the earlier Blitz titles.
I think the spam bots have evolved sentience.
Not sure how to take this. Unless a spam post was deleted I didn't see, I'm going to take that as a sick burn against me for talking about a game from 2008 from a company that is no longer in business.
I don't think it's that you don't have any idea what you're doing. Blitz: The League II did not exactly do well in reviews and it was the last Blitz game of this sort produced.
Well, that's encouraging to know that it might be completely my fault. Haha. I wasn't aware of it's review track records, but I did figure that there weren't any new Blitz games either because of licensing or because Midway went out of business.
If I had a spot or two for Encyclopedia Bombastica, I would probably present either Advance Wars and/or Blast Corps. Both of those are fantastic games I've spent a lot of time with. Advance Wars especially because of the map editor. Blast Corps is also another unique game on the N64 that hasn't shown up in any shape or form anywhere else. Both of them have some great music too.
Wooo! I know what I'm doing when I get off work today. Thanks.
Oh man, that's awesome. I didn't think they would get around to that. It's fantastic to see so much PJ love. I think the first speedrun I watched was his AwfulGDQ run of Lagoon which was hilarious. The Super Ghouls and Ghosts and Rockman and Forte runs are also so much fun. And when he teams up with Mecharichter for TMNT 3 and Battletoads and Double Dragons - perfect. Those guys are great.
Oh man, thanks so much for this. I had to work most of the week so I missed a lot of good stuff. There are a lot of great runs in there. I think my favorites at the time are the back-to-back Blindfolded Punch-Out runs. Those were amazing and super tense.
Oh man, I really looked for another thread. Totally missed that in off topic though.
So... I'm not sure how well this will go over. I don't see a problem, but this is the internet and I'm sure there are people out there who don't care for it. Hopefully it doesn't cause huge problems but I really wanted to mention it.
The Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 Marathon is starting tomorrow for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. It's a charity that's been going for a few years now about speedrunning video games for good causes. In the past they've supported Doctors Without Borders and various Relief funds for countries hit by natural disasters. You can find the official site here complete with links and FAQs for donation, what they're about, and prizes that can be won for donations during certain games.
A video clip (a Castlevania run by Josh the Funkdoc) was even featured on an Unprofessional Fridays when Jeff was talking about falling into the hole of watching speedruns on YouTube. I've also fallen into this hole, and I've done a lot of catching up since then. I find it really entertaining to see how people have figured out how to break games or find neat tricks to burn through bosses or trivialize levels. The level of dedication to playing a game hundreds of thousands of times is something else.
I've seen and heard discussions on speedrunning philosophy, such as people having problems with the way games are broken or how they're not being played correctly. I think even Matt Rorie mentioned how he didn't care to watch speedruns. Personally I like the spectacle and the exhibition of all the time and effort spent into learning a game, so I don't mean to start a debate on that.
My favorite stuff has to be the Awful Games Done Quick block where they try and speedrun less than stellar video games for hilarious results.
Anyways, I just wanted to spread the word and wrap this topic up by sharing some of my favorite runs I've seen through their marathons. You can find the majority of it on YouTube or even SDA's twitch account. But here are some of my favorites.
Hotline Miami run by Duke Bilgewater for Summer Games Done Quick 2013
Battletoads and Double Dragon (NES) run by PJ and MechaRichter for AGDQ 2013
F-Zero GX Story Mode Very Hard run by yoshifan for AGDQ 2013
Rockman and Forte run by PJ for AGDQ 2013
He seemed like a pretty boring designated love interest without many good scenes to sell the romance. I did watch two playthroughs that shut Ryan down at every conceivable turn, and by the end of the game Jodie still says she loves him. I don't know, I found it kind of fun to bag on the obvious "Handsome American Secret Agent Dude Who is Totally Supposed to Hook up with Jodie by the End of the Game For Some Reason, Except if you Choose the Native American Guy™"
Nintendo you guys are in bed with Platinum Games, the best action game developer in town. Why wouldn't you get them to make a Zelda action game spin-off?
With all this cross-over action going on, this post makes me really want a Platinum developed Samus x Bayonetta game.
Oh man. I would be so ready for a Platinum Games x Nintendo anything.