hylidae: Bartido from Grim Grimoire, a PS2 game. (advocat)

I was going to do a big ol' post on why more people should know about this game, however halcyonjazz, artist of awesomeness, apparently already did. And in an awesome way. So here I am to share it with you fine folk. And if you already know about/played this fine game, its well worth reading for the in-jokes. Enjoy~ 

Also warnings for perverted humor (if that is not your thing/you're at work), and spoilery if you hate those.

Gameplay/Magic Structure
Awesome Character Bios of Awesome Part 1
Awesome Character Bios of Awesome Part 2

The game is hard to find. There's a let's play (you can find the same let's play hosted at letsplayarchive.com), and pure story captures if you are interested but can't find the game. NGL, I think watching the story alone is worthwhile. Its well written, but very silly, though pervy at times. Its also good at passing the bechdel test.


May. 2nd, 2010 04:41 pm
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So I like casual games (think Bejeweled).
And I like RPGs (mostly of the Japanese, railroad storyline type).

Apparently there is a game, Gyromancer, by PopCap Games, and Square Enix. Basically Bejeweled with storyline, and RPG elements. Its not exactly a new blend of genres considering the Puzzle Quest series, and other titles. The trailer looks good, but reviews are saying its not that great. I think I'm going to at least try the demo. NGL, I really want these to be good games. I'm in a PuzzleXRPG (PRPG?) dryspell since Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes. M&M:CoH is a very fun DS game, though fair warning its much more concentrated on the gameplay than story.
Gameplay, and Trailer videos under the cut. )
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Linkara's History of Power Rangers analytic review series is leaving me nostalgic, so I looked up some Bulk, and Skull bits. These two were my favorites as a kid. Rewatching now, and while some bits are cringe worthy, on the whole it takes me back. Some of them are still decently good now. I also have to admire how the actors have fun with the roles, despite the cheesy humor. It works well. At least for me, I pick up on their enthusiasm, and it really adds to the humor. They also had a rocking theme that I remember to this day.

There's loads more collections by the same guy out there. Not the greatest stuff for newcomers, but some nice nostalgia for those of us who grew up in the US (not sure if the show made it out of the US) during the '90s. Also, I hope '90s style fashion stays in that decade and never pops back like other decade fads.

On the thoughtful side, its funny how I was drawn into the show for A) the martial arts, and B) mecha. Two things I still enjoy to this day. However, what I remember the most are these two clowns.
Watched a bit more, and it is interesting how the mostly slapsticky pie in the face humor evolves to stuff that's slighty more clever. The slapstick remains, but it becomes gradually more subtle. The two characters are allowed to talk more, and we see some puns and some other bits.

The better example is probably the bit at the end of video four involving Bulk & Skull on their first plane trip. There is slapstick, but where the two really shine is there interactions with each other, and others. This bit is especially interesting as their polite, if humorously so, behavior contrasts with their generally irreverant and dicksh attitude. It makes sense since they are genuinely thankful to ride the plane. However they are kids at heart, so they return to being jerks after. But its an interesting change of pace of pratfalling into a pie. And if my memory serves correctly, the humor continues to evolve.

But its still very cheesy.
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Basically a writer uses her kid's toys to promote her books. I chuckled. Taken from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.
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On the Lighter side, here's some clips of some "great" fights. Admittedly not great for the seriousness though.

Kirk vs. Gorn(?). Sry, I'm more of a Next Generation gal, and don't know too much about the original series. Its a great fight though.

more great stuff under the cut )


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