Sarumarine's forum posts

#1 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

I wanted to start off by saying that yes, lox and cream cheese is delicious! Haha.

But I agree that sex as the endgame is poorly handled. In the context of a videogame there's always some kind of objective or payoff you're working toward. Sex as the payoff for managing relationships makes sense, but it's not like everything ends once you jump in the same bed/cot/sleeping bag. The Jack example is pretty great because of how her character operates. But I wish that the ultimate act of physical intimacy could play the part of continuing the relationship, rather than some finish line at the end of it.

I suppose making it something you have to constantly maintain would be more accurate, but maybe more annoying. While not romance per-se, GTA 4 comes to mind as you have to constantly hang out with your friends or their familiarity level starts dropping or they get frustrated with you. Of course this wasn't helped by the limited activities or voice clips with people calling you up, so maybe a larger volume of writing or stuff to do with characters would help that.

#2 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

@believer258: Yeah, there's something lacking about DKCR. At least for me. It's probably an okay, game, but I don't know. I think I miss the strong presence of quirky antagonists like the Kremlings or Snowmads. Those Tiki Masks didn't really do it for me.

@aidros: Yeah, that one was pretty tough first time around. For this playthrough, I actually died way more in Windy Well. Although most of that was because I forgot you could adjust your rate of ascent by using the directional pads. Toxic Tower wasn't so bad because I had gotten use to Rattly's super jump timing.

#3 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

Zant? ZANT?! They made ZANT a playable character, but still haven't announced Tingle yet? UGH.

I could see a part in the game where Tingle is the Lu Bu of the game. You're like "Oh man, it's just Tingle" and he wipes the floor with everybody.

#4 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

I'm so glad he's just a full on lunatic. At least in his fighting style. I know some people didn't like that twist of his character in Twilight Princess but I really liked the realization of "Oh, he's nuts." Zant looks like fun.

#5 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

@pinner458: Haha, I actually posted this before that video went up and Dan voiced his opinion on the DKC series. I have to say I strongly disagree with him there. But I did think it was funny that I played Tropical Freeze and then DKC2 in the span of a week and was fully prepared for that statement. DKC2 is just way easier to get things done outside the animal buddies. Although Tropical Freeze has those Rocket Barrel stages, so they cancel each other out on that context.

@dgtlty: I did that too! My mind must have filled in the blanks all these years because I never thought twice about it. I saw "Diddy Kong's Quest" because he's going to save DK. Of course he's on a quest. Only recently did someone point it out to me as "Diddy's Kong Quest" and the pun title came into focus. It threw me for a loop.

#6 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

Dude, what? I've never heard of this before. That guy is awesome by the way. Those Masse shots were awesome. I struggle hitting the ball, much less hitting the ball with enough force to make it boomerang all the way across the pool table.

#7 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

@majormitch: Yeah, I still don't know if making the comparison of Tropical Freeze's controls to DKC2 is exactly fair. Tropical Freeze tries a lot of stuff and has a bit more going on, but I don't feel like all of it works. Picking stuff up can be a real hassle and I'm still scarred from Bopopolis trying to decipher those timing windows. Where DKC2 has two like three buttons, run, jump, and switch partners.

Good choices for the music too! Flight of the Zinger is definitely a cool track.

@yoshisaur: Haha. Until the dawn of the internet, I never heard anyone complain about the controls of DKC2! Especially not the ropes, which you grab automatically so you don't have to think about it. I can see maybe Chain Link Chamber giving people a bad taste about it, especially they way they arrange some of those big sections with Zingers flying around. It's sometimes easier just to jump up ropes instead of climbing them, depending on the obstacle.

But controls in DKC2 always felt pretty great to me. Or at least good enough to feel confident to conquer a lot of the obstacles later on in worlds like Castle Keep. I know things are a matter of preference though.

#8 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

Oh man, now I want Vinny Caravella's Sleeping Dogs, a two hour quick look where he gets up to no good on the mean streets of virtual Hong Kong. At the end, it turns out that Alex was an undercover cop in too deep.

#9 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

@sarumarine said:

@ll_exile_ll said:

@sarumarine said:

Naw, Ganon was looking for hair tips from Demise. And Demise was like "wear it long, wear it proud" and that's how it happened. Haha.

Ganon is Demise

I thought Ganon was just Demise's hatred solidified into an angry guy? Like a curse or whatever? Although I really dislike the timeline stuff and the mythology in Skyward Sword didn't do it for me. But I'll concede here if that's the case.

As I interpreted things, Demise's defeat by Link and Zelda starts a cycle by which the three will continue to be reincarnated (each representing one third of the triforce) and do battle for all of eternity. Just as Zelda and Link are reborn as new incarnations, Demise is reborn as Ganon (though he persists through resurrection from then on rather than continually being reincarnated). Whether you want to call Ganon the reincarnation of Demise's consciousness or not, he is without question the reincarnation of Demise's power.

Ah, gotcha. Either way, fantastic hair. Haha.

#10 Posted by Sarumarine (2213 posts) -

@sarumarine said:

Naw, Ganon was looking for hair tips from Demise. And Demise was like "wear it long, wear it proud" and that's how it happened. Haha.

Ganon is Demise

I thought Ganon was just Demise's hatred solidified into an angry guy? Like a curse or whatever? Although I really dislike the timeline stuff and the mythology in Skyward Sword didn't do it for me. But I'll concede here if that's the case.