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Author: astroass34
Posted: June 01, 2018 (11:25 PM)
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You can always count on Honest Gamers to have absolutely no clue about old school games. These clowns constantly give awesome NES games bad reviews. Just check out their Kickle Cubicle review. They hated Kickle Cubicle, even though it is pretty common knowledge that Kickle Cubicle is one of the best games on the NES, and was even featured in Metal Jesus Rocks’ hidden gems video. Totally Rad is actually a pretty awesome game. It plays in the vain of Mega Man, and while not as polished, it still is a damn fun game.I really hate you, Honest Gamers. You’re the minor league if review sites. Maybe if you guys were alive back in the day when these games were out, you’d appreciate them and actually have a clue what you are talking about.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: June 01, 2018 (11:41 PM)
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Reviews reflect the subjective opinions of the individuals who write them. We didn't like some games you liked as much as you liked them. That happens, and age isn't even the reason. A lot of our most frequent contributors cut our teeth playing Atari 2600 and NES games back when they were new and we had to save up for weeks or months just to buy one. So we're not exactly wet behind the ears, as much as that myth might please you. Have a nice day, and thanks for reading!


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto on secret doors to another world

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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: June 02, 2018 (03:42 PM)
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"Maybe if you guys were alive back in the day when these games were out, you’d appreciate them and actually have a clue what you are talking about."

I was born 1980, and have been gaming since '83. The guy who wrote this review is older than I am, and I'm pretty sure he played the game back when it was fairly new. Face it: your opinion is not universal. Maybe that bothers you, but it shouldn't. It only means you form your own ideas, as do I and Rob Hamilton. Insulting others because they don't hold the same opinions serves no purpose.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: June 02, 2018 (04:36 PM)
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The guy who wrote this review is older than I am

The guy who wrote this review is older than I am

The guy who wrote this review is older than I am


For us. For them. For you.

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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: June 02, 2018 (04:43 PM)
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I knew I was giving EmP ammo when I wrote that line.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 02, 2018 (10:52 PM)
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Ol' grandpa here just remembering how 2006 was a year for him to really take on an oft-obnoxious bro-tacular personality with reviews like this and Parasite Eve. And I turned 33 that year (12 years before this one, meaning I'll hit 45 by the end of it, which kind of blows up that whole "alive in the day" bit that was your main argument other than "but...but...but I LIKED IT!!!!!"), so I can't even blame youth. Oh well, such is life. I just pretend to be a better person, even if I'm not!

And really? Comparing this game to Mega Man? That's just an evil marriage of silly-talk and outright blasphemy. As Lloyd Bentson didn't quite say to Dan Quayle: Totally Rad, I served with Mega Man. I knew Mega Man. Mega Man was a friend of mine. Totally Rad, you're no Mega Man.

There, with that reference, this site will truly become TOTALLY RAD!


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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle

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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: June 03, 2018 (06:54 PM)
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Count on Rob to get it wrong, and make us more hateable at the same time.


I don't have to prove I'm refined - that's what makes me refined!

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 04, 2018 (07:59 AM)
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Making us more hateable is my specialty and we all need to flaunt our skills at times!


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: June 04, 2018 (12:53 PM)
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Sorry to derail this topic, and I hope overdrive doesn't mind me taking it into unrelated territory... but I've been working on my photography and since I see this thread is active, I wondered if I could get some feedback.



What do you think of the lighting? The color contrast? Does this picture capture its subject well, or could it somehow be enhanced? I admit I'm an amateur photographer at best, so all feedback is appreciated, of course!

(Disclaimer: No NES game cartridges were harmed in the creation of the above art.)


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto on secret doors to another world

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 05, 2018 (07:27 AM)
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I have never played Kickle Cubicle, so I can't comment on it, but I think Totally Rad could be enhanced if, next to the hammer, there was a container full of hydrochloric acid. For proper disposal of cartridge shards, of course!


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle

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Author: jerec
Posted: June 07, 2018 (03:56 PM)
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Don't listen to the haters, I thought that was a totally rad review.


I can avoid death by not having a life.

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Author: Follow_Freeman
Posted: June 08, 2018 (09:56 AM)
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@jerec - Well, we peaked. There can be no comment better than that one now. On any site. I mean, how does one even come close to that? Thanks, jerec.

@hg - Good composition, would add a light source from the "north" direction, but good overall.

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