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This is all neat so far, and I do like the look of the teaser, but I question whether the "original team" exists anymore. To me, the guy who made Monkey Island 2 is not interchangeable with the guy who made Deathspank.

I'm not even saying Deathspank was terrible or had nothing funny in it. I just feel like it says a lot about Ron Gilbert post-LucasArts that Deathspank was his passion project. It also says a lot that he (and Grossman for that matter) had no firsthand involvement with Curse, an utterly perfect update of the original games' humor and tone.

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Rename and alias:

Tir Na Nog -> Tír Na Nòg (the phrase is from Irish folklore and the correct spelling is a bit different, but this is how it appears on the box and promotional material.)

+ alias: Tir Na Nog

Family Trainer: Rairai Kyonshizu -> Family Trainer: Rai Rai Kyonshis: Baby Kyonshi no Amida Daibouken

+ alias: Rairai Kyonshizu (Special case – although "Kyonshizu" is simply "Kyonshis" phonetically, the word is obscure and non-standard, so most wouldn't suspect that it's phonetic.)

Rayman By His Friends -> Rayman By His Fans

+ alias: Rayman Par Ses Fans

Hydrangea -> Hydrangeas

+ alias: Hortensias

Alias only:

Rickle -> Rikkuru (Special case – the game is Japan-only, and it's spelled phonetically in-game, but the translation "Rickle" is known from other materials.)

Kiseru -> Japanese pipe, Goemon's pipe, Gold Pipe

Goemon's Great Adventure -> Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon 2, Ganbare Goemon: Derodero Douchu Obake Tenkomori

Mr. Goemon -> Mr. Kabuki

@reverendhunt said:

@marino: Bless you and happy holidays

Also this. Thank you so much.

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The Water Temple is fine. Other than the fact that I can't remember what the music sounded like, in a game with some of the most memorable music ever. Weird.

Let's talk about Mario 64. I finished the original on Switch for the first time ever last year (as a kid, I only rented it and couldn't deal). It holds up well and is still a great game, despite being challenging to the point of frustration very often. According to a recent YouTube video which presented the results of a survey, Rainbow Ride is considered the worst (full) level in the game, and I understand that because riding on the carpets feels like dying of old age. It's one of the worst levels and I nearly gave up on some of the stars. But Shifting Sand Land is the real deal.

A surface very near the platforms that kills you almost immediately when you land on it, with virtually no chance of escape, is bad enough. To then have a pyramid surrounded by this shit, whose sides are as slippery as ice and usually dump you right into the death sand, AND is guarded by enemies that shoot fire at you specifically to make you fall, is not just bad design but a sign of contempt towards the player.

(Yes, you can use the Wing Cap, but it's not that much easier because you crash into the side and die anyway.)

My pet theory is that the section inside the pyramid, which is actually good, is all people remember about the level if they haven't played it for a long time.

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Saw Rorie's tweet and was like "Oh, that's too bad, Rorie's leaving."

This is super difficult to hear, of course, but what an incredible 12 years. Never been a gaming site/editorial unit this good for that long and there probably never will be again, with everything shifting towards small teams. I can't picture what Giant Bomb might become now, but Jeff has more than earned the benefit of the doubt. It's just a matter of what he has to work with.

What really worries me now is the wiki, because frankly I expected it to be gone long before Vinny or Brad left.

EDIT: And yes, I should mention with everyone else that this dumb website has been a big part of my life. It's made me love gaming more than I ever would have otherwise, and I will always treasure my weird parasocial relationship with all these chuckleheads, which any psychologist would say is unhealthy but in fact has kept me sane and happy through a lot of bad times. So whatever.

o7 indeed.

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For Silent Game please add aliases: Soundless, No Sound, No Audio

Also for Sega Master System please add alias: Master System (because when you search "master system" the actual platform page is like 5 clicks down somehow)

Thanks!

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I don't know, Pandora's Box 2? I don't think that would be a good idea or anything but I would probably buy it.

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Weird that the wishlist and themes are going away. I guess it's one of those bean-counting "this line went slightly below this line on the graph" decisions.

I'm actually here to recommend downloading the very rad Songbringer PS4 theme while you still can. I've never played or even seen Songbringer but I will happily use that theme forever.

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https://www.giantbomb.com/save/3015-9567/

Accidentally created a page while adding concepts to a game. Tried clicking the red x on that item before submitting but it did nothing.

(Update: almost did it again - but found that the trash can button on the editing sidebar does work for this purpose)

Thanks!