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I wonder why, when a critical mass of people start thinking one way, an opinion to the contrary becomes not just a difference of opinion, but plain factually wrong in their minds.

That said:

I like original Smash Bros. better than Melee.

I also thought Castlevania 64 was an excellent game.

And while I'm at it, Super Mario 64 had worse control than C64 did.

Go on and line up single-file, so I can get bitched out one person at a time.


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Jan. 18th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Are you crazy or what?
Jan. 18th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what the hell you're talking about, of course, but I'm not going to pass up an opportunity to take a shot.
Jan. 18th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'm a maniac.
Jan. 18th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Some snippets from Wikipedia.

On Smash Bros:

"Super Smash Bros. is a series of fighting games published by Nintendo, featuring characters from established video games...Super Smash Bros. was introduced in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. It was released worldwide after selling over a million copies in Japan." -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Smash_Bros._%28series%29

"Super Smash Bros. Melee generally received a positive reception from reviewers, most of whom credited Melee's expansion of gameplay features from Super Smash Bros...Fran Mirabella III stated that it was "in an entirely different league than the N64 version"; GameSpot's Miguel Lopez praised the game for offering an advanced "classic-mode" compared to its predecessor" -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Smash_Bros._Melee

On Castlevania 64 and Mario 64:

"Castlevania garnered respectable scores upon its release, including 9/9/8/9 from EGM, 8.2/10 from both IGN and GameSpot and a 4.5/5 from GamePro.[13] However, it has since acquired a negative stigma in the media. The game has been criticized for having first generation graphics, a problematic camera, and a steep learning curve for controls. It was #1 on ScrewAttack's Top 10 Worst 2-D to 3-D games.[14]" -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania_(1999_video_game)

"Super Mario 64 was the first 3D platform game in the Mario series, and established a new archetype for the genre, much as Super Mario Bros. did for 2D sidescrolling platformers. Hailed as "revolutionary", the game left a lasting impression on the 3D game design, particularly notable for its use of a dynamic camera system and the implementation of its analog control." -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_64
Jan. 18th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Castlevania 64 should be listed as a crime against humanity. :(
Jan. 19th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
*puts on hat that says Elitist*

You just weren't good enough at it.

Jan. 19th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
I'm not good at writing my name on the wall with a turd, either. That doesn't mean I look forward to practicing it.
Jan. 20th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
You don't have to practice when you're 4$ 1337 4$ m3.
Jan. 20th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
I agree with all of your statements, Jimbo. I like the part in C64 with the nitroglycerin.
Jan. 20th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
On Normal mode, that was incredibly hard. On Hard Mode, I think it might actually be impossible lol.

When are they gonna put THAT on the Virtual Console?
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
It's okay I think FF7 is stupid.
Jan. 19th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
7 is def. overrated. Oh, and uh... I LIKED THE STORYLINE FOR FF5 BETTER THAN 6!!!! *ducks*
Jan. 19th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
Oh, I agree with you. I much prefer the original Smash Bros. over Melee. Melee, while a fantastic game, felt a bit too rushed in lots of areas, was incredibly way too fast, and had too many clone characters. Brawl looks to fix all of those problems.

I, too, thought Castlevania 64 was a great game.

Thank jeebus that Galaxy corrected any control problems that Mario 64 created. :)
Jan. 20th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
No fucking way. I can't believe someone agrees with me on Smash, much less Smash AND Castlevania. +50 cool points for you.
Jan. 20th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, absolutely.

It took me so long to adjust to Melee's "feel". It was incredibly fast, and to this day, I still sometimes lose control of everything. The original was amazing. That's why I'm so excited about Brawl. Looks to return to its roots.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Don't worry. There are plenty of people who prefer Smash 64 over Melee. Andy, the guy I play with who's ranked 9th in the state, prefers Smash 64 and actually started playing Melee in 2005. It's his ONLY GameCube game.

I just didn't like the Nintendo 64 altogether. I was never really impressed with it and I don't really have any fond memories of playing one (other than seeing Mario 64 for the first time). The controller was weird and early 3-D didn't sit well with my side-scrolling sensibilities. I had no desire to get one and felt like the GameCube was a redemption song.

Besides, the N64 era gave me time to play PlayStation games like Legend of Dragoon, Oddworld, Gran Turismo 2, Resident Evil, and Unholy War. I think my favorite thing about the PlayStation was the feeling that gaming was finally growing up and showing some polish in art and presentation; That a game didn't have to be all colorful and ridiculous to be fun. The power of understatement, if you will. Nintendo made gaming fun, but Sony made gaming cool.
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