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Alixsar
06-17-2012, 11:11 PM
It does suffer from Rare's Doodaditis but it's fun. Also you can change the controls to a sort of pre-Halo proto-dual stick set up and it works really well.

A lot of N64 games revolve around collecting doodads unfortunately, but a lot of them are fun! This is back when doodad collecting hadn't been run into the ground yet.

Also, Goldeneye is still fun you're crazy.

liquid
06-17-2012, 11:23 PM
goldeneye is like doom with objectives

mouseaim killed the fps

proximity mine deathmatch gogogo

liquid
06-17-2012, 11:25 PM
no looking at my screen you cheater

Alixsar
06-17-2012, 11:28 PM
I was always a fan of remote mines, since you could detonate them in the air. So they were basically explosive ninja stars.

liquid
06-17-2012, 11:30 PM
a+b forever, baby

Adrenaline
06-18-2012, 01:46 PM
In Jet Force Gemini you have to collect every single Tribal in the game to actually beat it. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And they can easily die when you enter an area, forcing you to restar the level. There's no way that shit would be acceptable in a game released this generation.

MCBanjoMike
06-18-2012, 02:38 PM
And the gameplay of JFG, while fun at the time, is basically a primitive 3rd person shooter. It had some fun weapons, but everything about that genre has advanced so much in the last 12 or so years that it would be really hard to go back to. Just play a Ratchet and Clank game instead.

Alixsar
06-18-2012, 08:44 PM
In Jet Force Gemini you have to collect every single Tribal in the game to actually beat it. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And they can easily die when you enter an area, forcing you to restar the level. There's no way that shit would be acceptable in a game released this generation.

Yeah but if you don't care about that (which I didn't) then it's fun, and you just beat the three branches and go back and explore the new areas you can access with the other characters. And then you stop playing because fuck collecting all of those things.

And the gameplay of JFG, while fun at the time, is basically a primitive 3rd person shooter. It had some fun weapons, but everything about that genre has advanced so much in the last 12 or so years that it would be really hard to go back to. Just play a Ratchet and Clank game instead.

Yeah, well, that's an option too NOW but this was R&C before R&C was even a thing.

Morbid Coffee
06-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Alixsar when did you become Reibeatall?

Knight
06-18-2012, 09:16 PM
Alixsar when did you become Reibeatall?
Reibeatall was just patient zero. SGS is spreading.

Alixsar
06-18-2012, 10:14 PM
Hey guys have you tried Bomberman Act Ze-KILLL KILL MEE BEFORE IT TAKESAHOOAONOOOOO-Act Zero? It's pretty good, I don't get why everyone hates it.

Morbid Coffee
06-19-2012, 12:28 AM
It's no Rushing Punch.

Matchstick
06-19-2012, 06:56 PM
Hey, kids, a new episode (http://www.onthestick.com/265/on-the-stick-74-one-dog-afternoon)!

Alixsar
06-25-2012, 11:44 PM
Mike: play DQIV. I feel the same as you about DQ, but I really enjoyed IV and I'm sure you can get it for cheap.

MCBanjoMike
06-26-2012, 08:45 AM
Mike: play DQIV. I feel the same as you about DQ, but I really enjoyed IV and I'm sure you can get it for cheap.

I have played DQIV and V. They're the reason why I'm pretty sure I won't ever like the series, since even those games bored me, and everyone says that they're the best ones.

TheSL
06-26-2012, 08:53 AM
I have played DQIV and V. They're the reason why I'm pretty sure I won't ever like the series, since even those games bored me, and everyone says that they're the best ones.

Psh, 3 is the best.

Ted
06-26-2012, 08:56 AM
I have played DQIV and V. They're the reason why I'm pretty sure I won't ever like the series, since even those games bored me, and everyone says that they're the best ones.

Interesting timing. I worked my way through IV last year (the last chapter was a chore), then got started on V and put it down after 13 hours (at the point just after you get married). I picked it back up a few weeks ago and progressed a bit further before deciding that I'm done with it. It's super charming and beautiful, but I got bored.

Now I'm starting up Uncharted and Okamiden and having loads more fun.

Balrog
06-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Psh, 3 is the best.

Alixsar
06-27-2012, 11:29 AM
I have played DQIV and V. They're the reason why I'm pretty sure I won't ever like the series, since even those games bored me, and everyone says that they're the best ones.

Oh. Well, I liked IV, but not enough to check out V, and I got bored of every other one I've tried playing (I, III, VIII, IX) so...I'm mostly there with you.

But yeah, IV is pretty good! That's, uh, something?

The Raider Dr. Jones
06-27-2012, 11:57 AM
er never mind clicked on wrong page of the thread.

Which version of the umpteen DQIVs is the best one if I were to give it a go?

late addition to the Jet Force debate: Dave Halverson thought it was the game of the year.

widdershins
06-27-2012, 01:31 PM
DS Version.

MCBanjoMike
06-27-2012, 01:42 PM
late addition to the Jet Force debate: Dave Halverson thought it was the game of the year.

Isn't Dave Halverson sort of crazy?

Alixsar
06-27-2012, 01:48 PM
DS Version.

Absolutely.

The Raider Dr. Jones
06-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Isn't Dave Halverson sort of crazy?

this is my point.

also about 80% certain he had a legit hardon for the girl-thing in the game, whatever her name was.

In better news thank you for the DQ recommendation, that may also be a good way to get the last Club Nintendo coins I need this year.

Alixsar
06-28-2012, 09:45 AM
Lulu? Leelu? Lola? ...something? Fuck I don't know.

Yeah, I hope you like it. DQIV is pretty briskly paced and has that weird DQ charm to it. It's unabashedly old school, but it's modern enough to not be annoying. It's basically what I want all DQ games to be, but they rarely are. DQVIII/IX were as slow as molasses, and DQ I-III are impossibly obtuse. If I cared more, I'd probably tried DQV but...ehh.

Falselogic
06-28-2012, 09:46 AM
is this all leading up to a DQ episode of On the Stick?

MCBanjoMike
06-28-2012, 09:47 AM
is this all leading up to a DQ episode of On the Stick?

I highly doubt it!

Falselogic
06-28-2012, 09:49 AM
I highly doubt it!

Then why are you talking about it in the On the Stick thread? We have a general DQ thread...

I'm confused.

MCBanjoMike
06-28-2012, 09:52 AM
If you had been keeping up with your On the Stick episodes, you would know that I recently declared that the only Dragon Quest game that I like is the first one. Can't rightly remember how we got to that point, but there you have it. Alix was responding to that upthread, which is how we got into this whole discussion.

Falselogic
06-28-2012, 09:54 AM
If you had been keeping up with your On the Stick episodes, you would know that I recently declared that the only Dragon Quest game that I like is the first one. Can't rightly remember how we got to that point, but there you have it. Alix was responding to that upthread, which is how we got into this whole discussion.

I have been! More interesting to me was the talk about how bad Police Quest is. But I don't see anyone arguing that PQ2 is actually a pretty great game.

Alixsar
06-28-2012, 10:01 AM
is this all leading up to a DQ episode of On the Stick?

Shine on, you crazy diamond.

Anyway, no one was talking about PQ2 being good because a good adventure game is an oxymoron. Adventure games are the country music of video games. It's important from a historical standpoint and it shares origins with some genres I like, but actually experiencing it is an exercise in pain.

MCBanjoMike
06-28-2012, 10:05 AM
I have been! More interesting to me was the talk about how bad Police Quest is. But I don't see anyone arguing that PQ2 is actually a pretty great game.

We didn't say they were all bad, just really hit-and-miss. As opposed to your gun in those games, which is miss-and-miss unless you take it to a target range and then adjust it. Sometimes versimilitude can go too far! If I was going to suggest an old Sierra adventure game for someone to play today, it would be pretty much anything other than Police Quest.

Falselogic
06-28-2012, 10:05 AM
Shine on, you crazy diamond.

Anyway, no one was talking about PQ2 being good because a good adventure game is an oxymoron. Adventure games are the country music of video games. It's important from a historical standpoint and it shares origins with some genres I like, but actually experiencing it is an exercise in pain.

There are dozens of great adventure games. It's not the games' fault you can't think your way out of a cardboard box!

Falselogic
06-28-2012, 10:07 AM
We didn't say they were all bad, just really hit-and-miss. As opposed to your gun in those games, which is miss-and-miss unless you take it to a target range and then adjust it. Sometimes versimilitude can go too far! If I was going to suggest an old Sierra adventure game for someone to play today, it would be pretty much anything other than Police Quest.

I wasn't arguing PQ2 was good! Though it is better than 1, 3 and 4...

If you want to recommend a Quest game I'd go with the VGA remake of SQ1 or QFG1

Ted
06-28-2012, 10:48 AM
Adventure games are the country music of video games. It's important from a historical standpoint and it shares origins with some genres I like, but actually experiencing it is an exercise in pain.

So would that put Ghost Trick in the rockabilly / blue grass / <insert really cool subgenre that flirts with country> category?

Matchstick
06-28-2012, 05:06 PM
So would that put Ghost Trick in the rockabilly / blue grass / <insert really cool subgenre that flirts with country> category?

Nice. Although Alex is still so terribly wrong.

Falselogic
06-28-2012, 05:12 PM
Did Shakewell leave TT? Or is he just too busy running his media empire these days?

Matchstick
06-28-2012, 05:19 PM
Did Shakewell leave TT? Or is he just too busy running his media empire these days?

The latter.

Morbid Coffee
06-28-2012, 06:08 PM
Did Shakewell leave TT? Or is he just too busy running his media empire these days?

Too busy watching wrasslin and playing old ass wrasslin games.

Alixsar
06-28-2012, 06:19 PM
There are dozens of great adventure games. It's not the games' fault you can't think your way out of a cardboard box!

That's true, however, it is entirely their fault that they are boring as hell.

So would that put Ghost Trick in the rockabilly / blue grass / <insert really cool subgenre that flirts with country> category?

I haven't played it but I'm going to say yes.

Ted
06-29-2012, 06:15 AM
I haven't played it but I'm going to say yes.

I hope you have plans to someday address this. It's a treat.

Alixsar
07-01-2012, 09:20 AM
As someone who doesn't like adventure games and heard mixed things about Ghost Trick and already has too many games to play, nope! No plans whatsoever.

MCBanjoMike
07-01-2012, 01:47 PM
As someone who doesn't like adventure games and heard mixed things about Ghost Trick and already has too many games to play, nope! No plans whatsoever.

Who said bad things about Ghost Trick? I thought everyone liked it.

Alixsar
07-01-2012, 03:55 PM
I thought some people weren't into it? I dunno, either way, even if it was universally acclaimed, I'm still not interested.

liquid
07-02-2012, 05:10 AM
I actually just started Ghost Trick on Saturday!

And finished it on Sunday. Man, that game is fun.

Ted
07-02-2012, 08:00 AM
I actually just started Ghost Trick on Saturday!

And finished it on Sunday. Man, that game is fun.

For real. The most difficult part about it for me was putting it down so I could get a good night's sleep.

ShakeWell
07-08-2012, 01:19 AM
too busy watching wrasslin and playing old ass wrasslin games.

MY LIFE IS HARD, OK? ok.

Nodal
07-08-2012, 10:15 AM
As someone who doesn't like adventure games and heard mixed things about Ghost Trick and already has too many games to play, nope! No plans whatsoever.

Ghost Trick isn't an adventure game!

Alixsar
07-10-2012, 01:07 PM
Ghost Trick isn't an adventure game!

Genre(s) Adventure, Puzzle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Trick)

Guess which two genres of games I don't particularly care for?

Falselogic
07-10-2012, 01:11 PM
Guess which two genres of games I don't particularly care for?

The genres of Good and Fun?

Evil Dead Junkie
07-10-2012, 02:06 PM
The genres of Good and Fun?

(High Five)

Nodal
07-10-2012, 05:46 PM
Ghost Trick is as much an Adventure game as Mario is. In Mario you explore stages!

Alixsar
07-10-2012, 11:36 PM
Ghost Trick is as much an Adventure game as Mario is. In Mario you explore stages!

The point is that I don't care about Ghost Trick, whatever genre it may or may not be. I don't know why this is still a thing that is being talked about.

Nodal
07-11-2012, 08:19 AM
The point is that I don't care about Ghost Trick, whatever genre it may or may not be. I don't know why this is still a thing that is being talked about.

Because you didn't care about Demon's Souls either until I made you, you heathen.

Alixsar
07-11-2012, 08:35 AM
So apparently Nodal changed his name to Austin. I thought they were different people? Learn something new every day I guess.

Anyway, that was different because it was for Gamespite.

McClain
07-11-2012, 05:24 PM
I just wanted to let you know that because of you fuckers I actually looked at Indifferent Cats in Amateur Porn. It wasn't as funny as I had hoped.

I have been smart enough to not look for the My Little Ponies money shots tumbler.

Stephen
07-11-2012, 07:20 PM
Yeah well, if you get curious it's called "Ejaculation is Magic". Go a head. You don't want to see, but you can't look away.

(dot tumblr dot com.)

breakman
08-02-2012, 07:38 PM
For a while I thought no one was even going to acknowledge that Suikoden 2 hadn't been picked. Also, the price of Suikoden 2 on eBay is not the reason people like it better than the original. If anything, it's the other way around.

I'm glad FF8 got picked over 9, though.

There probably aren't enough people who owned one for a Saturn draft, huh?

Matchstick
08-02-2012, 09:20 PM
For those that don't know what breakman is talking about, we just posted the Playstation draft (http://www.onthestick.com/271/on-the-stick-77-playstation-draft).

There probably aren't enough people who owned one for a Saturn draft, huh?

Probably. I have one, but I don't know about my compatriots.

Falselogic
08-02-2012, 09:30 PM
I haven't finished the cast but I'm going to go ahead and say I'd love to see a turbografx 16 draft, a commodore 64 one, a dreamcast one, and a MS-DOS one.

liquid
08-02-2012, 09:36 PM
i wonder if any of you will draft blast chamber

Matchstick
08-03-2012, 07:22 PM
i wonder if any of you will draft blast chamber

I really wanted to.

Alixsar
08-04-2012, 03:36 PM
I haven't finished the cast but I'm going to go ahead and say I'd love to see a turbografx 16 draft, a commodore 64 one, a dreamcast one, and a MS-DOS one.

They'd have to be mini drafts since most of these barely have any games worth playing.

Anyway, I listened to the PSX draft today. It took four hours to finish because of customers, but I did. My thoughts:

Rounds 1 and the first half of round 2: Yeah okay that makes sense these are good games.

Every other game that was taken (except Mike's last) (choose one):

- What the fuck is that?
- Oh...yeah...*insert game here*. I think I saw an ad for that in GameFan once maybe?
- What?! Why the fuck did they choose that?

So yeah, you guys like weird ass PSX games is what I'm saying.

Or at least that's what I thought. Then I went upstairs and noticed my entire PSX library is fighting games, JRPGs, and Megaman and I wondered if I was the one who had the problem. In general, I agreed with most of the things Mike said. I don't care about shooters, but everything he said about JRPGs was spot on, and aside from one of his games, his picks were absolute classics in my book.

But seriously, there were so many great games you guys didn't take. I don't understand any of you.

R.R. Bigman
08-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Dammit, why didn't I start downloading PSX games until after you guys started this draft!?
I haven't listened to the show yet but I assume Threads of Fate and Vagrant Story are not listed?

Mr. Sensible
08-04-2012, 06:17 PM
I was so happy when Eric drafted Intelligent Qube. Now we know who the smartest cast member is! :cool:

Alixsar
08-04-2012, 08:58 PM
Dammit, why didn't I start downloading PSX games until after you guys started this draft!?
I haven't listened to the show yet but I assume Threads of Fate and Vagrant Story are not listed?

Correct! Although VS gets talked about a bit.

Also, nevermind. Fuck you Mike the N64 is great. My only regret is that I was on an episode recorded after this but I hadn't listened to it yet, otherwise I totally would've gone off forever about how great it is.

Balrog
08-04-2012, 11:30 PM
They'd have to be mini drafts since most of these barely have any games worth playing.

Anyway, I listened to the PSX draft today. It took four hours to finish because of customers, but I did. My thoughts:

Rounds 1 and the first half of round 2: Yeah okay that makes sense these are good games.

Every other game that was taken (except Mike's last) (choose one):

- What the fuck is that?
- Oh...yeah...*insert game here*. I think I saw an ad for that in GameFan once maybe?
- What?! Why the fuck did they choose that?

So yeah, you guys like weird ass PSX games is what I'm saying.

Or at least that's what I thought. Then I went upstairs and noticed my entire PSX library is fighting games, JRPGs, and Megaman and I wondered if I was the one who had the problem. In general, I agreed with most of the things Mike said. I don't care about shooters, but everything he said about JRPGs was spot on, and aside from one of his games, his picks were absolute classics in my book.

But seriously, there were so many great games you guys didn't take. I don't understand any of you.

Yeah, this. I'm surprised the following weren't mentioned:
Front Mission 3 - easily in my top 5 PS1 games, how did this not make anyone's list? U GUYZ R CRAZY
Mega Man Legends (?) - Really?
Armored Core (?) - I can see you guys not picking this one but it's fantastic, the first one is really arcadey and fun
Ogre Battle - is dope and way better than the RPGs you guys mentioned
Ape Escape - is better than any of the Crash Bandicoot games, why anyone would leave this out is beyond me
Tenchu - Uh, this would have been a last round pick but Tenchu was really dope back in the day
Rival Schools, Darkstalkers (?), X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Tekken 2 - are better than Bushido Blade IMO but whatevs

tl;dr You made a list and I disagree on the internets

Morbid Coffee
08-05-2012, 09:23 AM
No Mr. Domino no sale.

Alixsar
08-05-2012, 09:51 AM
Clearly Carfee has not listened to the podcast yet.

Morbid Coffee
08-05-2012, 09:53 AM
I only listen to episodes with me on them.

Alixsar
08-05-2012, 09:47 PM
So you've never heard it then?

Ted
08-06-2012, 08:16 AM
I was so happy when Eric drafted Intelligent Qube. Now we know who the smartest cast member is! :cool:

Same here! High fives all around.

Stephen
08-09-2012, 03:39 PM
*high-five*

I was so happy when Eric drafted Intelligent Qube. Now we know who the smartest cast member is!

If my Intelligent Qube scores are any indication, it's not me.

But seriously, there were so many great games you guys didn't take. I don't understand any of you.

Yeah, but there were so many great games we DID pick. I think if we'd done this draft 10 years ago it would have been completely different, but a lot of Playstation stuff hasn't aged very well. Vagrant Story is the only game I feel kinda guilty about skipping over, but it's REAL fucking dry and I wouldn't want to play it again.

Addressing Adam's list:

Front Mission 3 - Never played it. I'm just not into giant mechs.
Mega Man Legends (?) - Really. I never played this either, because after a thousand shitty 3D platform games, I assumed MML was crap. By the time I found out otherwise it was too late to go back to a polygonal PS game.
Armored Core (?) - Same as FM3.
Ogre Battle - The only O.G. OB I've played is the N64 one. It's pretty cool.
Ape Escape Another thing I loved at the time that hasn't really aged well.
Tenchu Good, not something I considered picking.
Rival Schools, Darkstalkers (?), X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Tekken 2 - Tekken 2 was an oversight.

Stephen
08-09-2012, 03:44 PM
I haven't finished the cast but I'm going to go ahead and say I'd love to see a turbografx 16 draft, a commodore 64 one, a dreamcast one, and a MS-DOS one.

Let's see: didn't own one, before my time never bothered to go back, MAYBE though that list gets short fast, could only draft adventure games and DOOM (that might be fine, though).

Balrog
08-09-2012, 04:02 PM
I bet you'd like Front Mission 3, dawg.

Mega Man Legends (2 especially) has aged really well. They have a really great look and sound to them, really they have more in common with Capcom's late 2D pixel stuff than they do with their other 3D stuff (like RE).

Stephen
08-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Is there a DS or PSP re-release or anything? I've been eyeballing the PSP Persona releases, because I'm kinda in the market for a new handheld RPG, but I'd give FM3 a shot if I can get it that way.

Falselogic
08-09-2012, 04:12 PM
Is there a DS or PSP re-release or anything? I've been eyeballing the PSP Persona releases, because I'm kinda in the market for a new handheld RPG, but I'd give FM3 a shot if I can get it that way.

Of course not don't be silly! I think they did release FM3 on the PSN store.

Stephen
08-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Yeah, I forgot they don't do nice re-releases of non-Final Fantasy games. A PSN version of the original might do it, though.

Falselogic
08-09-2012, 04:16 PM
Yeah, I forgot they don't do nice re-releases of non-Final Fantasy games. A PSN version of the original might do it, though.

If you thought FFT's story was dry (and inscrutable), I'm warning you now.

Also, I hope you like swapping arms on and off of mechs.

Stephen
08-09-2012, 04:24 PM
I didn't think FFT's story was dry, BECAUSE it was inscrutable. The War of the Lion screwed it all up by making sense.

MCBanjoMike
08-09-2012, 05:00 PM
Is there a DS or PSP re-release or anything? I've been eyeballing the PSP Persona releases, because I'm kinda in the market for a new handheld RPG, but I'd give FM3 a shot if I can get it that way.

There's a really old episode where I spend some time dumping on the original Persona, because it sucks. P2 might be better, but I wouldn't bother with anything but P3P if I were you.

Also, I hope you like swapping arms on and off of mechs.

Do I! But are you really sure FM3 is on the service? Sounds like a game I would have bought on spec when it came out, just to be safe, but I don't own a copy.

Falselogic
08-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Do I! But are you really sure FM3 is on the service? Sounds like a game I would have bought on spec when it came out, just to be safe, but I don't own a copy.

According to wikipedia it was put on PSN in NA in December of 2010

Stephen
08-09-2012, 06:39 PM
There's a really old episode where I spend some time dumping on the original Persona, because it sucks. P2 might be better, but I wouldn't bother with anything but P3P if I were you.

I was thinking P3 or P4, because I didn't finish either of them on PS2. Looks like P4 is a Vita thing now, though. If FM3 is cheap, I think I'll give it a shot.

Ted
08-10-2012, 05:52 AM
Ogre Battle- is dope and way better than the RPGs you guys mentioned
...
Rival Schools, Darkstalkers (?), X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Tekken 2


Are you referring to Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen? If so, excellent choice, but I'd rather play the SNES version. Ogre Battle with load times is just no fun.

I prefer Tekken 3 over 2, if only so I can piss around as Dr. Boskonovitch.

Balrog
08-10-2012, 10:42 AM
Yeah, MotBQ for sure.

MCBanjoMike
08-10-2012, 11:01 AM
Isn't the N64 Ogre Battle like the SNES one but better? I haven't played the SNES game, but my impression of it was that it was really clunky and inaccessible.

TheSL
08-10-2012, 11:03 AM
Isn't the N64 Ogre Battle like the SNES one but better? I haven't played the SNES game, but my impression of it was that it was really clunky and inaccessible.

The PS1 game is the SNES game only with load times.

MCBanjoMike
08-10-2012, 11:04 AM
The PS1 game is the SNES game only with load times.

Right, but I'm wondering if even the SNES version is worth playing when the N64 version exists. But I haven't spent much time with the SNES game, so I don't really know.

breakman
08-10-2012, 11:10 AM
Right, but I'm wondering if even the SNES version is worth playing when the N64 version exists.

They're different games, so, yes. The SNES game is still good.

Ted
08-11-2012, 10:28 AM
Right, but I'm wondering if even the SNES version is worth playing when the N64 version exists. But I haven't spent much time with the SNES game, so I don't really know.

I enjoyed the hell out of the SNES version when I was in college, so I was all Day One for the N64 release, but I just couldn't get into it. I think the addition of party endurance killed it for me, but I'm not sure; that was 10 years ago.

However, it's been a long time since I've played the SNES edition, so it might be a situation where it's fun to wax nostalgic but maybe not so much fun to play anymore. The game is long and kind of slow paced, being especially sluggish in the beginning. I don't consider the game accessible without a guide in hand (grab a faq for the mechanics and these docs (http://www.geocities.ws/xesmeraude/stages.html) for a nice walkthrough).

With that said, it's a great-looking game (lots of Yoshida art) and a lot of fun once the ball gets rolling. If it somehow appears on eShop one day I'd grab it, although having an emulator's fast-forward toggle is pretty nice for this one.

MCBanjoMike
08-12-2012, 08:05 AM
I'm pretty sure it's on Virtual Console now, if that's good enough. I realize that doesn't give you the portability, though.

ShakeWell
08-12-2012, 02:37 PM
They'd have to be mini drafts since most of these barely have any games worth playing.

This from a guy who suggested an N64 draft. LOLOLOLOLOLOL.

liquid
08-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Duke Nukem Forever may be a depressing turd of a game, but I did appreciate that beating it unlocks big head mode.

liquid
08-28-2012, 12:39 PM
Giantbomb has a pretty good interview with the writers of The Walking Dead. (http://www.giantbomb.com/news/the-walking-deads-faces-of-death-part-1/4335/)

I actually really like the way the overall plot doesn't branch, but your choices have a large effect on other characters' relationships with Lee.

Joe, just play with the interactive parts of the screen shown. You'll be saving yourself a huge headache.

ShakeWell
08-29-2012, 07:49 PM
I probably will from Episode 3 on. Which is out today!

Alixsar
09-02-2012, 02:51 PM
Y'all are some mother fuckers. Who the hell complains about an adventure game interface being an adventure game interface? Seriously guys, I DESPISE adventure games and I didn't have a problem with episodes 1/2. That part of the podcast was nitpick central (I haven't finished the episode but I started when I was at the gym today). I mean, I can understand it being hard for Joe since he had everything off, but the rest of you have no excuse. Like Kurt, the only time I died in Episode 1 was the part near the RV. But I never ever thought it was ever not explicitly clear what I was supposed to be doing at any point in either episode. The only time I died in Episode 2 was when I had to make a quick choice and I wasn't prepared for it and didn't click in time. But again, giant glowing white circles how are you people this blind seriously what the hell.

Also, I have an interesting story re: the Larry/Kenny choice in Episode 1 which I will share sometime (next spoilercast?).

Also also, I (like Kurt) sided with Shawn in Episode 1 but for entirely different reasons. Reasons which may or may not make ME a mother fucker as well.

Also also also, someone mentioned Elliot. Who the fuck is Elliot?

Stephen
09-02-2012, 03:37 PM
The action/quick time stuff is really bad with a keyboard and mouse. Looking around is also pain in the ass, because you have to scroll the cursor to the edge of the screen to pan the camera. With a controller it's fine, though.

Giantbomb has a pretty good interview with the writers of The Walking Dead. (http://www.giantbomb.com/news/the-walking-deads-faces-of-death-part-1/4335/)

I really enjoyed those articles.

Rodkin: The best playthroughs are the ones where they’ll get two chops in, and then run out of time.

Looks like Mike wins best playthrough!

Alixsar
09-02-2012, 09:32 PM
I really think you're all over exaggerating.

Except Joe but that's his own damn fault for changing the interface.

widdershins
09-02-2012, 09:36 PM
Hey now, I had everything off too!

That said, today is all about Episode 3 with a goddamn controller and clickable indicators on!

Alixsar
09-03-2012, 10:14 AM
Oh. I guess Joe sucks then? I don't know.

widdershins
09-03-2012, 01:12 PM
Well Joe did have the problem where he was too good at the game to get it to progress. I guess we all suck in our special little ways.

In other news: Playing with a controller is definitely way better, and Eric needs to figure out how to unfuck his corrupted saves because I NEED TO DISCUSS EPISODE 3! Holy shit you guys, that was intense.

Alixsar
09-03-2012, 03:05 PM
I'm gonna play tonight after I go into to work for a few hours! Can't wait!

Also Eric you should've saved the train song for the episode 3 episode! That's okay; we still have this song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnrwM7vFn_U)

ShakeWell
09-23-2012, 06:06 PM
There's another one of these! See? (http://www.onthestick.com/277/on-the-stick-83-a-big-jam-in-your-loading-chute) We talk about this forum's own FFV: The Ancient Cave translation!

Ted
10-26-2012, 04:28 PM
I feel a little dumb, but it's counterbalanced by the awesomeness discovered: I only now just stumbled on the OtS index page (http://www.onthestick.com/241/album-of-the-week-index).

Anyway, you guys probably don't hear it enough: thanks for all the great stuff you do.

MCBanjoMike
10-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Hey guys, thought you might maybe want to go download our latest episode (http://www.onthestick.com/307/on-the-stick-86-this-ain-t-no-big-dick), featuring our special guest Jeff Green. You know, this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Green_%28writer%29) guy (http://jeff-greenspeak.blogspot.ca/). Just sayin'. :cool:

Adrenaline
10-28-2012, 10:19 AM
Not a big deal but could you guys be more consistent with episode numbering and artist information? The differences make managing it on my phone a bit irritating.

Adrenaline
10-29-2012, 05:50 AM
Also, I'm sympathetic to complaints that MGS4's cutscenes were too long, but it damages your argument to say it's "not an exaggeration" that they total 20 hours. Actual estimations seem to put it at a bit less than half of that. That's still way too much time watching the game! But that's exactly why you don't need to exaggerate it on such a scale.

MCBanjoMike
10-29-2012, 09:37 AM
Also, I'm sympathetic to complaints that MGS4's cutscenes were too long, but it damages your argument to say it's "not an exaggeration" that they total 20 hours. Actual estimations seem to put it at a bit less than half of that. That's still way too much time watching the game! But that's exactly why you don't need to exaggerate it on such a scale.

My game clock finished at 25 hours, 6 of which I spent actually playing. Not sure where your numbers come from, but that's what I lived. Hell, the ending cutscene alone is probably on the order of 90-120 minutes.

Adrenaline
10-29-2012, 01:38 PM
I've seen people clock the final cutscene at an hour and eight minutes. Again, I get that they're too long, but twenty hours is a ludicrous measure.

Alixsar
10-29-2012, 01:41 PM
These hairs are too thick Mike you've got to get them and somehow divide them into two separate strands almost as if you were splitting them into two different hairs or something

Adrenaline
10-29-2012, 02:14 PM
What's the point of saying there are 20 hours of cutscenes in MGS4 when 9 hours is already wayyyy too fucking long?

Ted
10-29-2012, 02:47 PM
My game clock finished at 25 hours, 6 of which I spent actually playing... Hell, the ending cutscene alone is probably on the order of 90-120 minutes.

Ugh, that sounds like such a drag. I'll be skipping MGS4.

Alixsar
10-29-2012, 03:28 PM
What's the point of saying there are 20 hours of cutscenes in MGS4 when 9 hours is already wayyyy too fucking long?

Who the fuck cares why is this a big deal you got what he meant?

Also, yes. Everyone should skip MGS4. Sorry Joe.

Adrenaline
10-29-2012, 03:35 PM
Who the fuck cares why is this a big deal you got what he meant?

I'm just saying it's an exaggeration and he says it isn't.

Matchstick
10-29-2012, 03:38 PM
I honestly couldn't remember what my playtime was, but my memories of it didn't line up with what Mike kept ranting about. From what I could find the final cutscene was more on the order of what Adrenaline quoted.

Adrenaline
10-29-2012, 04:02 PM
I know I'm arguing semantics again for no real reason, but hey. It's the Internet.

Alixsar
10-29-2012, 05:20 PM
I know I'm arguing semantics again for no real reason, but hey. It's the Internet.

Yeah this is basically my point. I played it for Gamespite and my final time was nine hours skipping all cutscenes. My first time's final playtime (where I obviously didn't know what to do etc.) was just a hair under 21 hours. So, yes, you're closer to being right but my point is that it's still too damn much. It just smothers everything and crushes the game under its own weight.

Matchstick
10-29-2012, 05:26 PM
Yeah this is basically my point. I played it for Gamespite and my final time was nine hours skipping all cutscenes. My first time's final playtime (where I obviously didn't know what to do etc.) was just a hair under 21 hours. So, yes, you're closer to being right but my point is that it's still too damn much. It just smothers everything and crushes the game under its own weight.

Yeah, pretty much.

Falselogic
10-29-2012, 07:56 PM
I know I'm arguing semantics again for no real reason, but hey. It's the Internet.

People should be banned for being pedantic pricks online.

MCBanjoMike
10-29-2012, 08:25 PM
All right, all right, let's not get too worked up over things.

Knight
10-29-2012, 10:56 PM
So I finally got around to playing the Walking Dead games over the weekend, and listened to the spoilercast for the first two episodes today at work, and man, was I the only one that shot Jolene? I wasn't about to let crazy pants get even more unhinged and risk something happening, especially after how she was after Clementine.

Can't wait to listen to the one for episode 3 tomorrow.

Alixsar
10-30-2012, 02:35 PM
You didn't want to hear what she had to say, especially after Sketchy Brothers were sketchin' it up all over the place?

Knight
10-30-2012, 04:37 PM
You didn't want to hear what she had to say, especially after Sketchy Brothers were sketchin' it up all over the place?
Not really, because I thought I had it figured out. I figured she was raped by the super sketchy brother, and that's why he was worried about her camera. I remember her specifically mentioning him, something like "what he did to me" and I was like "Ok, so that confirms that theory. Yea, its fucked up, but you're also a bandit, so I don't really care about what happens to you, and you just started ranting about Clementine, setting off my protective instincts, so I'm just gonna shoot you now before your crazy meter peaks and a Bad End scene happens.

Evil Dead Junkie
10-30-2012, 05:45 PM
Man Robert Kirkman using rape as a plot point? You guys are talking cray cray.

Knight
10-31-2012, 10:21 PM
Hey guys, thought you might maybe want to go download our latest episode (http://www.onthestick.com/307/on-the-stick-86-this-ain-t-no-big-dick), featuring our special guest Jeff Green. You know, this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Green_%28writer%29) guy (http://jeff-greenspeak.blogspot.ca/). Just sayin'. :cool:
So I got a chance to listen to this today, and man, bringing up Everquest takes me back. You pretty much created your character, got dropped into the game world, and that was it! They had an offline tutorial thing, but I didn't know anyone who actually used it.

There was no fast travel, not even an in-game map. If you wanted to know where you were going, you had to explore and figure things out on your own, or find EQ Atlas (http://www.eqmacwiki.com/eqatlas/atlas.html), a fan site of a guy who made his own maps. And its nothing fancy like you'd see these days. No, this guy drew that shit by hand on graph paper in colored pencil then scanned it and made some notations. It was amazing back in the day, but now, it just looks so dated. And if you wanted to travel across a continent, you had to walk to a dock, and wait for the boat. These things would take like 30 minutes for a round trip, so if you just missed it or if you stepped away to grab a snack or take a piss, or alt tabbed out to browse the internet, you could miss it and have to wait all over again. And you better hope your dial-up connection doesn't shit the bed when you're on the boat, or your computer crashes, because you load back in where you logged out. Meaning if you disconnect on a boat, you're gonna load in midair, about boat height, and your ass is getting dropped into dangerous waters.

The closest thing to fast travel was wizard's teleportation, and that wasn't always convenient, since it could only teleport from one ancient pyramid to another, and you also had to hope a wizard was available in that zone, and willing to take the time and mana to teleport you. Oh, and the pyramid's locations were rarely convenient too, usually a zone or three away from civilization.

You didn't have NPCs with exclamation points over their heads to tell you that they had a quest, you'd have to actually read their dialogue, and type out an actual response, and hope that your response contained whatever key phrase was needed to advance the dialogue. Then repeat that until you got all the info you needed and triggered the quest (I don't remember if there was an actual quest log or not, but my gut says no), and all the while hoping you don't screw up and embarrass yourself in front of anyone who was passing by.

And don't even get me started on death and its penalties. EXP loss was pretty bad, but also having to run back from your respawn point, which you had to set yourself. Say you had it set at the elf town on one continent, but you traveled to another one for whatever reason, and got killed way out there. You'd respawn back in elf town, without any of your gear. So you took the EXP hit, and have to run back to your corpse while naked to get your stuff back, which could be a while, especially if it was in a dangerous area, where you could easily get killed on the way back.

The game was brutal and unforgiving. Random super tough enemies would be in lower level areas, and most enemies didn't de-aggro unless you crossed a zone line. So, say you're fighting some level 10-15ish orcs, and you get too close to the castle. You could accidentally aggro the dark elf ambassador on the second floor (who's a boss and like 20 levels above you) without realizing it, and if that wasn't bed enough, he brings all of his friends he finds along the way. Usually, you just die, but sometimes you're lucky and notice them coming, and you can make a break for the zone. If you're courteous, you can shout out a warning for the groups of people hanging out there, forming up groups or just resting and regening in relative safety. Or if you're a dick, you can not say anything, zone out, and laugh to yourself as most of those people get killed when the aggro switches to the next closest player.

I'm not sure where I intended to go with this, but yea, it was fun times. In a kind of masochistic way, in retrospect. Games sure have changed a lot since the old days.

Alixsar
10-31-2012, 11:59 PM
If nothing else, the Halloween OtS has my favorite title of anything ever.

ShakeWell
11-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Who the fuck cares why is this a big deal you got what he meant?

Also, yes. Everyone should skip MGS4. Sorry Joe.

I disagree. The parts where you get to play are FANTASTIC. But, yeah, there are way too many cutscenes and, no exaggeration, you aren't playing for about twice as long as you ARE playing.

Balrog
11-04-2012, 07:36 PM
I've been catching up this weekend and just so you guys know, every time someone calls REZ a screensaver...an angel gets its wings :D


I can't remember which episode it was but Joe's UPS stories and making fun of Anthony's shite blood was cracking me up. "It's so true!" I said.

Alixsar
11-04-2012, 10:33 PM
I disagree. The parts where you get to play are FANTASTIC. But, yeah, there are way too many cutscenes and, no exaggeration, you aren't playing for about twice as long as you ARE playing.

I said I was sorry! Sorry that you're so wrong. The game is good, and the gameplay is improved over MGS3...but on balance MGS3 ends up being a hell of a lot more satisfying. Discontent: going back to MGS3 post-MGS4/Peace Walker is hard though. The crouch walk is awesome as hell.

liquid
11-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Finally got around to listening to episode 86. Somehow, between this and yesterday's Giant Bombcast, I have heard Ready, Aim, Tomatoes! mentioned on two consecutive podcasts. Up until yesterday I didn't even know there was a Toejam & Earl lightgun game.

Balrog
11-14-2012, 09:02 AM
Someone needs to take all of the dialogue in Mass Effect 3 and replace it with Alixsar's paraphrased Mass Effect 3 dialogue. I think that game could really use instances of "Bitch, I got this."

McClain
11-16-2012, 06:16 AM
Huh, so I somehow got a What a Maneuver in my On the Stick feed. I didn't really get back into wrestling until 97/98, when the NWO was a complete clusterfuck with two factions and all that crap. Will you guys keep going into all that eventually?

(I'm also only a little ashamed to admit that I was excited when the NWO came to the WWF, but the way that immediately fell apart is pretty hilarious.)

Adrenaline
11-18-2012, 12:47 PM
I think they mixed up a what a maneuver episode and the new walking dead spoilercast somehow.

Matchstick
11-18-2012, 07:37 PM
I think they mixed up a what a maneuver episode and the new walking dead spoilercast somehow.

Yeah, that's apparently what happened. Someone will hopefully sort it out shortly.

Alixsar
11-19-2012, 12:02 AM
It's already been sorted out. You might need to delete the "fake" Walking Dead spoilercast though.

Adrenaline
12-07-2012, 07:08 AM
I appreciate the jab.

liquid
12-18-2012, 08:53 PM
If you like games where (Walking Dead ep. 5 spoilers) you get to control a protagonist with one arm, you should play Fear Effect!

The only downside is that you have to play Fear Effect!

Alixsar
01-03-2013, 01:40 AM
Not enough sleigh bells in the intro, guyz.

Adrenaline
01-08-2013, 06:38 AM
Stop saying mixed bag

MCBanjoMike
01-08-2013, 06:41 AM
Stop saying mixed bag

I don't know, man, did you even see what was in the bag? Shit was pretty mixed.

breakman
01-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Aw man, I used to own Rockman Battle & Fighters for the longest time, but I sold it last year. It was a lot cooler to have before Mega Man Anniversary Collection came out, when it was the only non-arcade version of those games.

Matchstick
01-18-2013, 07:51 PM
Recent episodes!

Our second annual Christmas game exchange (http://www.onthestick.com/318/on-the-stick-92-an-axel-f-christmas)

Ray Barnholt joins us to talk about Scroll & Jaleco (http://www.onthestick.com/319/on-the-stick-93-ninja-rayraymaru-kun)

Mr. Sensible
03-03-2013, 12:22 PM
I've been catching up on some ancient history and couldn't pull down "On the Stick 00: Methinks The Shakewell Doth Protest Too Much (http://www.onthestick.com/240/on-the-stick-00-methinks-the-shakewell-doth-protest-too-much)" because the link's broken. I need to hear these three-year-old game impressions, guys!

McClain
03-03-2013, 01:31 PM
Wow, the proto-episode. I would like to relisten to that.

I'm also a little curious to hear the old Cast at Demonhead Gaiden episodes that lead to the On the Stick franchise.

breakman
03-03-2013, 02:08 PM
I've been catching up on some ancient history and couldn't pull down "On the Stick 00: Methinks The Shakewell Doth Protest Too Much (http://www.onthestick.com/240/on-the-stick-00-methinks-the-shakewell-doth-protest-too-much)" because the link's broken. I need to hear these three-year-old game impressions, guys!

It works if you change the URL from On_the_Stick-00.mp3 to On_the_Stick_00.mp3

Mr. Sensible
03-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Sa-weeeeet. Much appreciation.

Wow, the proto-episode. I would like to relisten to that.

I'm also a little curious to hear the old Cast at Demonhead Gaiden episodes that lead to the On the Stick franchise.

They're all here (http://www.onthestick.com/241/album-of-the-week-index), towards the bottom of the page. Not many podcasts have negative-numbered episodes!

Matchstick
03-03-2013, 06:18 PM
It works if you change the URL from On_the_Stick-00.mp3 to On_the_Stick_00.mp3

I've fixed the link on the site as well.

Alixsar
03-03-2013, 06:27 PM
I'm also a little curious to hear the old Cast at Demonhead Gaiden episodes that lead to the On the Stick franchise.

Spoilers: it's basically the same thing.

Edit: So I turned on a random old episode, and Kurt said that he hoped that the 3DS would have a Virtual Console service and that they'd just start dumping every Game Boy game available on there.

Hey, buddy! I've got good news for you!

liquid
03-04-2013, 08:10 PM
Yo, guys, what is the intro music in episode 94?

Matchstick
03-04-2013, 08:17 PM
Yo, guys, what is the intro music in episode 94?

It's Horse Steppin' from the Hotline Miami soundtrack (https://soundcloud.com/devolverdigital/sets/hotline-miami-official).

Alixsar
03-04-2013, 10:24 PM
Overriding theme of the past 10ish episodes:

PLAY HOTLINE MIAMI

liquid
03-04-2013, 10:45 PM
Well, if nothing else I'm gonna pick up the soundtrack. Holy cow.

Alixsar
03-05-2013, 01:37 PM
PLAY HOTLINE MIAMI

Listen to this handsome guy.

Mr. Sensible
03-05-2013, 02:29 PM
I played through the whole game (well, the non-collectathon parts) in a single evening like some kind of drugged-out one-night-stand, and I'd recommend everyone else do the same.

I wouldn't necessarily recommend partaking of any any controlled substances while enjoying Hotline Miami, but it sure helped get my murder-boner a-throbbin'!

Ted
03-05-2013, 02:38 PM
Listen to this handsome guy.

A more handsome devil I've never met.

Adrenaline
03-09-2013, 04:50 AM
Listen to this handsome guy.

It's good to see Sho'nuff back.

Alixsar
03-09-2013, 10:23 AM
It's good to see Sho'nuff back.

Just took a break.

If more than 5 or 6 episodes came out in a year it'd be easier to introduce people to it.

We're getting close to 65 episodes in less than three years. Pretending that it's been three whole years, that's a new episode every 16 days!

TheSL
03-09-2013, 10:38 AM
We're getting close to 65 episodes in less than three years. Pretending that it's been three whole years, that's a new episode every 16 days!

Yeah, just giving you guys shit since the releases have slowed down so much since you and Anthony went back to school.

Alixsar
03-13-2013, 01:18 AM
Kurt's feeling regarding the Ouya: 100% in line with my thoughts

How many bananas can you get for the price of an Ouya: roughly 200. I can reasonably guarantee you can get more than that, but I'm playing it safe.

Number of Mikes I agree with re: number of consoles I will get this next cycle: 1

Number of Album of the Weeks from this most recent episode I can get behind: -0.5

TheSL
03-13-2013, 06:12 AM
Man, if you guys had seen how bad the slowdown was in the Japanese version of War of the Lions you'd be thankful for the improved speed in the localized version, even if its still slower than the original.

Balrog
04-13-2013, 09:51 PM
That PAX mini-episode was cool. On one hand I would've taken a transcription over warbly convention sound but on the other hand Matstick's velvety baritone so I guess I prefer the latter.

Matchstick
04-13-2013, 10:33 PM
That PAX mini-episode was cool. On one hand I would've taken a transcription over warbly convention sound but on the other hand Matstick's velvety baritone so I guess I prefer the latter.

Yeah, I wasn't delighted with it, but I also didn't really think about doing anything like that until I was already there. If I do it again next year, then I'll have a better handle on how to make it come out a bit better.

breakman
04-13-2013, 10:51 PM
Was the part with Bob Mackey recorded in the room where they had the line for Retrogame Roadshow?

Matchstick
04-13-2013, 11:01 PM
Was the part with Bob Mackey recorded in the room where they had the line for Retrogame Roadshow?

Yep.

breakman
04-13-2013, 11:11 PM
Cool! I saw that happening (from across the room)!

breakman
04-15-2013, 12:59 PM
Re: People recognizing you from the podcast, I thought about introducing myself to Shakewell at the Retrogame Roadshow line by asking "Excuse me, are you Joe Drilling? THE Joe Drilling? Of the Joe Drilling Media Empire?" But I chickened out.

I was also wondering, did you force an appraisal out of Chris Kohler in the hallway after the panel?

Falselogic
04-15-2013, 02:46 PM
Congrats on your 100th episode. Our of everything you guys talked about I think I'm just excited for quadrilateral cowboy.

Alixsar
04-15-2013, 05:50 PM
I haven't finished it yet but my own thoughts (since I couldn't be there):

- Watch Dogs looks cool but that video didn't really show anything new. Still, looks cool.
- OMG SHUT UP ABOUT SODA DRINK PRO
- ARGH DIVE KICK SHUT UP
- Joe (possibly on purpose or possibly not) neglected to mention that I lost my fucking shit when they announced the Ducktales thing. And I got a t-shirt!
- I regret going to the Giant Bomb panel. It was boring, full of inside jokes that I wasn't in on, and they didn't talk about games at all. Gotta skip that one if I go again.
- The indie area layout was indeed shit.

Adrenaline
04-16-2013, 03:30 PM
Regarding the Double Fine Adventure documentary videos, you should watch them if you have access. You see some art and animation as the game is developed but they don't show anything about the puzzles themselves. It's more of a look at the people making the game, not how they actually put it together. It's really good stuff.

Red Hedgehog
04-20-2013, 01:36 AM
- The indie area layout was indeed shit.

Yeah. I blame this for why I didn't see nearly as many cool vidcons as I wanted to.

Alixsar
04-20-2013, 01:50 AM
No one mentioned this either, but I felt there were just overall more people. Everything felt more crowded and with longer lines. It made being on the floor less fun.

Matchstick
04-21-2013, 09:59 PM
Re: People recognizing you from the podcast, I thought about introducing myself to Shakewell at the Retrogame Roadshow line by asking "Excuse me, are you Joe Drilling? THE Joe Drilling? Of the Joe Drilling Media Empire?" But I chickened out.

I would have found this delightful, especially if you really sold the enthusiasm.

MCBanjoMike
04-22-2013, 03:25 PM
No one mentioned this either, but I felt there were just overall more people. Everything felt more crowded and with longer lines. It made being on the floor less fun.

I know what you mean, although I don't think there actually were any more people, since PAX has been filling the BCEC to capacity for three years now. Maybe the show floor was just organized in such a way that it felt more crowded this year? Or maybe everyone flooded the indie games area because no one will care about console games until the new PS and XBox are released.

Ted
04-22-2013, 04:06 PM
I just re-listened to the NES draft. High fives to Mike for picking Bionic Commando right out of the gate.

Adrenaline
07-18-2013, 10:23 AM
You know I never really got what on the stick was supposed to mean until recently.

Yeah.

breakman
07-18-2013, 10:47 AM
Speaking of cool PS1 racing games, there's also Bomberman Fantasy Race, and Rockman Battle & Chase.

Any idea when/what the next draft episode will be?

Alixsar
07-18-2013, 11:22 AM
We're doing an N64 draft soon.

...in my dreams.

TheSL
07-18-2013, 12:52 PM
We're doing an N64 draft soon.

...in my dreams.

There's not enough good N64 games.

Adrenaline
07-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Everyone has enough oddball favorites that you could probably make it 3 rounds deep.

TheSL
07-18-2013, 01:49 PM
Yeah, but 20~25 games is a rough order for N64.

breakman
07-18-2013, 01:53 PM
Yeah, just limit it to 3 games per person. That would work.

Matchstick
07-18-2013, 06:01 PM
You know I never really got what on the stick was supposed to mean until recently.

It's multilayered!

There's not enough good N64 games.

That was Eric's (and I think Mike's) take when we last talked about it.

MCBanjoMike
07-18-2013, 06:22 PM
Yeah, just limit it to 3 games per person. That would work.

Yeah, but what's the point if you can only come up with a dozen games? And everyone knows what they're gonna be ahead of time. If rather do a GBA draft than an N64 one.

Tell you what, if Alex wants to do a N64 draft by himself, then maybe we would post if.

Matchstick
07-18-2013, 08:38 PM
Tell you what, if Alex wants to do a N64 draft by himself, then maybe we would post if.

I would do it with him.

breakman
07-18-2013, 08:59 PM
Yeah, but what's the point if you can only come up with a dozen games? And everyone knows what they're gonna be ahead of time.

Well...I think one of the fun things about these is when there are games that multiple people want, and having a limited number of really great games helps that. And, I'm not one to defend the Nintendo 64, but there really ought to be enough there for a full draft anyway. Maybe by the end you'd be picking "pretty good" games, or games you could get on other systems, but still.

If rather do a GBA draft than an N64 one.

By all means, do that too. I just want more drafts.

Falselogic
07-18-2013, 09:31 PM
I do dig the drafts

Adrenaline
07-19-2013, 06:13 AM
Yeah the gamesmanship of which ones to pick early or wait on is more fun than just listening to a list of good games on a system.

Alixsar
07-19-2013, 03:31 PM
I was just joking about the N64 draft, guys. It'd basically just be me going "hey no seriously it was pretty fun! ...yeah I know it looks there's vaseline on the TV but seriously!" for, like, 2 hours.

Karzac
07-20-2013, 06:51 AM
GBA or DS draft would be awesome.

MCBanjoMike
07-23-2013, 08:44 AM
Drafts will definitely return eventually, but if we do them too often then we lose the excitement and that kinda sucks. They'll be back...when the time is right.

And no, it won't be a fucking N64 draft.

poetfox
07-23-2013, 08:50 AM
Tiger LCD Handheld Game draft.

Ted
07-23-2013, 10:41 AM
Home arcade draft.

What's the spread on vector Star Wars going in the first round?

MCBanjoMike
07-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Home arcade draft.

What's the spread on vector Star Wars going in the first round?

I don't know, I'm more of a Time Crisis man, myself.

breakman
07-26-2013, 01:56 PM
Drafts will definitely return eventually, but if we do them too often then we lose the excitement and that kinda sucks. They'll be back...when the time is right.

And no, it won't be a fucking N64 draft.

It's been just about a year since the last one...


If there's an Arcade draft, Neo Geo games should be excluded (for the separate Neo Geo draft).

Falselogic
07-26-2013, 02:04 PM
It's been just about a year since the last one...


If there's an Arcade draft, Neo Geo games should be excluded (for the separate Neo Geo draft).

Wouldn't a Neo Geo draft have the same problem as a N64 one? Hearing 4 people argue over which Samurai Shodown or Metal Slug is the best isn't my idea of fun...

Alixsar
07-26-2013, 03:59 PM
Yeah, a Neo Geo draft would be weird. Joe would pick obscure Japanese games, if I were there I'd talk about minutiae in KoF variations, Mike might take a KoF and go "I dunno it's alright?", and everyone would take a Metal Slug because there are a million Metal Slugs, more than enough to go around.

TheSL
07-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Yeah, a Neo Geo draft would be weird. Joe would pick obscure Japanese games, if I were there I'd talk about minutiae in KoF variations, Mike might take a KoF and go "I dunno it's alright?", and everyone would take a Metal Slug because there are a million Metal Slugs, more than enough to go around.

Yeah, but there's only 2 good Metal Slug games (X and 3).

Balrog
07-26-2013, 11:04 PM
I love Metal Slug but I can't tell them apart. Like what really distinguishes them???!?!


Same applies to every other series I played on Neo Geo.

Falselogic
07-27-2013, 08:26 AM
We all know Puzzle Bubble would be first pick in any NeoGeo draft.

Alixsar
07-27-2013, 06:49 PM
I would literally pick all KoF games and murder whoever beat me to Mark of the Wolves.

Matchstick
07-27-2013, 06:57 PM
I would literally pick all KoF games and murder whoever beat me to Mark of the Wolves.

Well, now I know what my first pick will be.

Alixsar
07-27-2013, 07:04 PM
If you want to die just let me know I can help you with that

Also, MotW is the best game because it has a guy named Butt

Matchstick
07-27-2013, 07:11 PM
Also, MotW is the best game because it has a guy named Butt

I didn't realize you had a cameo...

Alixsar
07-27-2013, 08:37 PM
We look alike so I can see how you could get confused. (http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Khushnood_Butt)

My favorite thing about him is that his Japanese name is Marco Rodriguez which is the least crazy thing ever. Then they bring him to America and it's KHUSHNOOD BUTT.

Knight
07-27-2013, 08:50 PM
We look alike so I can see how you could get confused. (http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Khushnood_Butt)

My favorite thing about him is that his Japanese name is Marco Rodriguez which is the least crazy thing ever. Then they bring him to America and it's KHUSHNOOD BUTT.
Rock is my favorite in Mark of the Wolves, though Terry is still awesome, as usual. I also like B. Jenet, but I never learned to play her that well. King is still the best though. Fuck I love King of Fighters.

liquid
07-28-2013, 12:24 AM
if I were there I'd talk about minutiae in KoF variations
I would be totally okay with this.

Yeah, but there's only 2 good Metal Slug games (X and 3).
You're a monster.

McClain
09-17-2013, 02:31 PM
hahah, I think a music track dropped out in the latest episode. There's like a minute of dead air at the 33-minute mark.

ShakeWell
09-22-2013, 01:33 AM
hahah, I think a music track dropped out in the latest episode. There's like a minute of dead air at the 33-minute mark.

Eric's fault.

Balrog
10-10-2013, 12:23 PM
Can you go back and splice in "Eighteen Wheels and Dozen Roses" into Anthony's Euro Truck Sim talk?

Matchstick
10-10-2013, 07:53 PM
Can you go back and splice in "Eighteen Wheels and Dozen Roses" into Anthony's Euro Truck Sim talk?

The best idea.

Calorie Mate
10-10-2013, 08:57 PM
The best idea.

Adrenaline
10-17-2013, 06:02 AM
Crytek hasn't touched Far Cry since the original game.

Ted
01-13-2014, 07:07 AM
Did a bit of catch-up, so old business:

Eric, glad to hear you didn't become *New!* Kibble and Bits: For Bears! Blisters suck. "A Day By The Lake" is rubbing me in all the right ways; currently listening to the rest of the EP.

ShakeWell
02-10-2015, 04:10 PM
Jeez, I feel like we should really update this thread more often. So, uh, here, have some links:

-I started a blind playthrough of Chrono Trigger with Stephen as my spirit guide (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsVpCfbuXjI).

-Ray Barnholt came on again to talk about the final issue of Scroll (http://www.onthestick.com/434/on-the-stick-128-the-final-scroll).

-We livestream videogames every Wednesday at 10pm eastern (http://twitch.tv/onthestick).

Balrog
02-10-2015, 06:54 PM
That Chrono Trigger one was pretty good. I can't believe Eric remembers all that stuff :eek:

MCBanjoMike
02-11-2015, 05:29 PM
Also, for people who enjoy our end-of-year awards show The Stickies, we'll be recording that tonight while we stream, starting at 9:30 PM Eastern. Tune in to get the scoop before all those suckers who only listen to the podcast!

Ted
02-12-2015, 06:40 AM
Aw, sorry I missed it. Not sure what the deal was but I was in bed and conked out at 9pm. What a maneuver sleepyhead.

MCBanjoMike
02-12-2015, 06:41 AM
Aw, sorry I missed it. Not sure what the deal was but I was in bed and conked out at 9pm. What a maneuver sleepyhead.

It'll be up on the feed in a few days, so you can relive the magic whenever you want. But you won't get to watch me drive trucks for 3 hours.

It was totally awesome, I upgraded my garage, bought a new truck and hired a driver to work for me.

ShakeWell
02-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Part 2 of the Chrono Trigger playthrough is up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxyADvWF_ew&feature=youtu.be

Ted
02-16-2015, 07:57 AM
Part 2 of the Chrono Trigger playthrough is up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxyADvWF_ew&feature=youtu.be

Hey, what's brown and rhymes with "snoop"?

Dre.

Adrenaline
11-20-2015, 08:44 AM
The Shagohod doesn't launch missiles by achieving a great speed and then stopping short, the speeds it got to just contributed to the launch speed of the missile when it was fired normally.

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R.R. Bigman
11-22-2015, 07:27 PM
Joe, I wanted to let you know that your Phantom Pain spoilercast got me through the day after the getting the Not Ending this morning and questioning my life choices.

ShakeWell
11-25-2015, 01:58 PM
The Shagohod doesn't launch missiles by achieving a great speed and then stopping short, the speeds it got to just contributed to the launch speed of the missile when it was fired normally.

Still super dumb.

Joe, I wanted to let you know that your Phantom Pain spoilercast got me through the day after the getting the Not Ending this morning and questioning my life choices.

Hahahaha! Well, we try. But thank TheSL and Coffee and Kurt and Knight, too.

ShakeWell
12-20-2015, 09:24 AM
Hey, we made a new one of these!

http://www.onthestick.com/525/on-the-stick-132-christmas-gift-exchange-2015

R.R. Bigman
02-15-2017, 06:04 PM
Great Best of 2016 episode! I hope you guys keep going.


more Action Cast, please

breakman
02-15-2017, 07:26 PM
Great Best of 2016 episode! I hope you guys keep going.


more Action Cast, please

Agreed and agreed.

And agreed.

Ted
02-15-2017, 08:28 PM
A podcast episode?! I'm so there! *superman dives into computer*

Falselogic
02-15-2017, 09:29 PM
Hey, we made a new one of these!

http://www.onthestick.com/525/on-the-stick-132-christmas-gift-exchange-2015

You published your Xmas gift exchange from 2015 in February of 2017?!

Bold move OtS. Bold move.

Falselogic
02-15-2017, 09:30 PM
You published your Xmas gift exchange from 2015 in February of 2017?!

Bold move OtS. Bold move.

Oh wait that was the old post. I'm guessing this episode is the 2016 gift exchange?

Does anyone happen to have the RSS feed for OtS?

MCBanjoMike
02-16-2017, 06:39 AM
It's actually the 2016 Stickie Awards! The gift exchange was carried out on the stream this year so we could show off (some of) the games while we discussed them. And, uh, the RSS feed is kinda busted - I can't see the new episode in my podcast app on my phone (and I can't even unsubscribe from it to try resubscribing :confused:). In the meantime, you can listen or download from onthestick.com (http://www.onthestick.com/591/on-the-stick-game-of-the-year-2016).

Also! I just wanted to draw attention to the stream we did last night, which featured some of the games from the Humble Freedom Bundle:

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You still have like 4 days to get this huge collection of cool games and give money to great charities! Do it! (https://www.humblebundle.com/freedom)

Ted
02-17-2017, 08:29 AM
Real life is conspiring to keep me from listening to the 2016 GotY episode, but I did catch the first 20 minutes this morning. High five for the recommendation of Abzu: very pretty game and a highly enjoyable 2-3 hours.