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Title: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Rowan on November 03, 2017, 01:11:56 PM
Secret of Mana is being reborn, on Playstation and (more importantly) Steam!

Opening Movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1F1Uh576X8&feature=youtu.be
Gameplay footage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujF9CZJyshQ
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Aegis Runestone on November 06, 2017, 06:53:06 AM
Switch port... please... otherwise, I'll cry tears of sorrow.
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Rowan on November 07, 2017, 05:40:21 PM
I have a PC and not a Switch, so....
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Aegis Runestone on November 12, 2017, 09:33:44 AM
I also have a PC; a PC which probably can't run this version of Secret of Mana, and I have no source of income so building a new PC is out of the question, so is getting a PS4.

I have a Switch, though. Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) came out originally for the Super Nintendo. I see no reason why it shouldn't come to the Switch, too. Buying a game is a lot less expensive than a PS4 or a building a new PC.
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Rowan on November 12, 2017, 03:43:50 PM
Here's the fault in that statement. Nintendo did not make the original. They were the most popular console at the time (that might be bias, I should probably try looking things like that up), so of course Square Enix (did they merge yet? Man, I need to do some research) went to them for their games, at the time. Now, Nintendo is a barely floating ship. There is a reason they've been doing a lot of emulation stuff with the virtual console. At least half of the gaming community as a whole thinks they're a joke. Would I like a Switch? Yes. But the few games I've seen for it so far that I want to play are vastly outnumbered by the number of games that I can play on my computer. I'm not going to spend $300 on a systen (sans games, of course), just for a handful of games. Now, if I were to win the lottery, my answer might be slightly different. AFTER seeing if I could get my eyes fixed, pardon the pun.
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Aegis Runestone on November 12, 2017, 03:50:29 PM
Dude, have you seen how well the Switch is doing? Nintendo is hardly a floating ship, they've got a lot going for them.

And yes, I know Squaresoft made Secret of Mana.

I still want a Switch port.
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Rowan on November 12, 2017, 04:18:20 PM
You might get one, but I doubt it. Squaresoft (thanks for reminding me of the current iteration of their name) has been more in bed with Sony than Nintendo for a long time. Of course, I could be wrong.

As for how well the Switch is doing, no, I haven't seen (wow, that pun never gets old ;p). I stopped paying attention after the major dogging it got not long after its ginormously failed launch. Has Amazon sued them, yet? I'm betting they're looking into it, by now, with the amount of money they lost after being short supplied at launch and having to pay out the wazoo in refunds as well as still having to ship the devices as they came available.
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: KingOfHumans on November 12, 2017, 06:05:33 PM
Wow Rowan, you really haven't been paying attention!
The Switch is making records.
They are increasing stock due to the strong demand, and has a good chance to outsell the Wii as they're going to market it as a handheld!
They have two high chances of taking game of the year (Mario & Zelda)

Their stock is starting to get somewhat close to the Wii years.. the switch, NES classic, SNES classic, and Amiibos is printing money!

(Next year/early 2019, they will also sell to China, which had a video game ban for a few years)
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Rowan on November 12, 2017, 08:44:15 PM
Still not worth selling a kidney for. I'm on disability, so I have to be very choosy with my hobbies. I'm still working on getting my 3D printer up to par to actually try my hand at creating stuff, like this clickbait-worthy RC Utility Tugboat. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaIjdgTiP0o&t=306s)
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Aegis Runestone on November 13, 2017, 10:36:10 AM
I can understand you're in pain, Rowan, and that really sucks. Oi. But, Nintendo is doing really good with tons of 3rd parties and 3rd party exclusives coming up. The Switch has sold, in 6 months with low production, half than what the Wii U has sold in its entire lifetime (which is 5 years IIRC).

Regardless, I don't want to come off as insensitive. It's obvious you have to be picky with your hobbies with the kidney problem. I'm sorry you have to go through that, it isn't fun, and it isn't an experience anyone wants to have. :(

... well, wait, are you selling a kidney, or you having kidney problems? I re-read your post and I'm confused now. But you're on disability, so you're on SSDI or SSI? I know that doesn't pay a lot. I'm unemployed, too, and I'm struggling to make ends meet. :S I was lucky that I had a well-paying job when I got my Switch. But I haven't bought any games for it since only because I lack the money.

I hope you get better and get a better source of income soon.
Title: Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
Post by: Rowan on November 13, 2017, 10:57:27 AM
lol I was talking about selling a kidney to be able to afford a Switch and a couple games. Not that I could, as I do have kidney disease. They are as of (I think September) operating at around 73%. I'm on disability (NOT SSI, I don't qualify for that cause of the amount of my check, which affects my eligibility for Medicaid) because of my eyes. I cannot see well. I've had operations on both retinas, and that has not fixed my vision completely, it only took care of an issue that was causing the retinas to detatch from the back inside of my eyeballs. I am highly sensitive to light, and cannot see well at all in darker light, so if I'm not in a very small happy medium, I basically just can't see. I also require aid (usually my cell phone's camera in max zoom) to be able to read anything in a small font.

Oh, and I just noticed this past weekend that my eyes do not line up, which is bad. Another thing to discus with my doctor when I see him next.