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Penny Arcade - Comic - That Dark Caboose

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edited February 2022 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • LazyDogJumperLazyDogJumper Registered User regular
    Boo-fucking-hoo. A hugely popular game series is combining with another hugely popular game series. "Wahh, it's not what I wanted though!" C'mon, guys. This is the kinda shit you usually make fun of.

  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    You think they are genuinely in tears over this? Huh.

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Warriors is another game series?

    Huh

    I only knew it as the movie, or just a generic word to add to a thing to show that fightymans would be involved

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
  • ValeroisValerois Registered User regular
    Boo-fucking-hoo. A hugely popular game series is combining with another hugely popular game series. "Wahh, it's not what I wanted though!" C'mon, guys. This is the kinda shit you usually make fun of.

    First, this is not a new thing but a sequel, so there's already a point of comparison to judge. Not to mention both the previous game and the warriors games in general are widely considered to be rather mediocre, even if they're popular. Second, this is not like they're adding their favorite characters from a game to another game they like. If they enjoy Fire Emblem for, say, its gameplay, then what good is it that they make a Warriors game of it to them?

    Not to mention this is probably hyperbole for comedic effect, because, you know, comic?

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Why can't they just be cautiously optimistic?

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    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    I'm sorry, I can't hear your disappointment over the sound of MAAAAARIO STRIIIIKEEEERS!!!!

  • Johnny17Johnny17 Registered User regular
    Why can't they just be cautiously optimistic?

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    I think they could be caustically optimistic.

  • BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    They should make Borderlands Warriors.

  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    To paraphrase Dr. Strange: "You have to read the whole title because the 'warriors' is after the rest of the title."

    "It's just as I've always said. We are being digested by an amoral universe."

    -Tycho Brahe
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I enjoy nearly all of the 'Warriors' games collaborations. I actually like the collabs better than I like the actual 'Warriors' games. The Zelda collabs, first Fire Emblem collab, Persona 5 collab, and Dragon Quest collabs have all been excellent.

    That being said, I can also appreciate the perspective of being disappointed when a new game is announced for a series you love, only to find out that it isn't actually a sequel, but rather a collaboration mashup with another studio. Fire Emblem Warriors 1 was great, and I imagine the new one based on Three Houses will also be great. But it's pretty easy to empathize with the disappointment of someone who sees Three Houses characters and art, and then finds out it's a 'Warriors' game.

  • Radiated RoninRadiated Ronin Registered User regular
    Who is Tycho holding Gabe back from? The TV? Is that a common issue with him? He was in perfect position to parry Gabe's rage at... whatever he was going to go rage at. That's a good friend right there.

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    I interpreted the second panel as Tycho pulling Gabe into the third panel hug, rather than trying to hold him back from attacking the TV

    But yeah, looking at the arms, I think it's more of a restraining pose

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    This is great news for my son he loves the first fire emblem warriors!

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited February 2022
    Warriors is another game series?

    Huh

    I only knew it as the movie, or just a generic word to add to a thing to show that fightymans would be involved

    @Rhesus Positive There's a long-running series of cludgy action games with RPG-like stats portraying a colorfully fictionalized history of East Asia called Dynasty Warriors (when it's set in China) or Samurai Warriors (for the ones set in Japan), collectively also known as the Musō series. They're made by Koei's studio Omega Force (& a few also had Team Ninja* chipping in as well).
    • Warriors Orochi is when DW and SW crossover with each other (so kind of like SNK's King of Fighters series).
    • Warriors All-Stars is a Musō game featuring a bunch of different Koei Tecmo intellectual properties (sort of like Capcom's Marvel vs Capcom games, but between two merged companies).
    • Dynasty Tactics & Dynasty Warriors Godseekers are spinoffs with more of a tactical RPG gameplay focus.
    • Dynasty Warriors Mahjong is their fictionalized versions of historical Chinese figures playing mahjong together (I'm being serious).
    All the following games are mash-ups of other IP's characters & setting in a DW game engine.
    • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (based on the seminal 'real robot' anime franchise that began in 1979 and is still going)
    • Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage (based on a highly-influential 1980's martial arts fantasy manga set in a nuclear post-apocalypse)
    • Warriors: Legends of Troy (based on Greek myths, but not any particular adaptation AFAIK)
    • One Piece: Pirate Warriors (based on a 25 years and counting comedic action adventure manga)
    • Hyrule Warriors
    • Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (based on a 1986-2017 Japanese fantasy novel series that is itself loosely based on an old Persian epic)
    • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (based on a 1988-2021 dark fantasy manga series, that only ended due to the death of the creator, which had a big influence on things like the Demon's Souls/Dark Souls series)
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Persona 5 Strikers
    • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
    • new FE Warriors

    *Team Ninja are the game studio behind the 3D Ninja Gaiden games, the 3D fighting game series Dead Or Alive, and its women's beach volleyball spin-off series DOA Xtreme. Also the infamous Metroid Other M. Team Ninja started as a part of Tecmo, but Tecmo merged with Koei, and the Tecmo brand was largely retired after 2010.

    Edit: I should point out that Pokemon Conquest is not a Musō game; Koei are also known for historical war strategy game series (notably ones based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and a Japanese history series called Nobunaga's Ambition) that are usually turn-based, and PC is a cross of Pokemon and one of these.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited February 2022
    I interpreted the second panel as Tycho pulling Gabe into the third panel hug, rather than trying to hold him back from attacking the TV

    But yeah, looking at the arms, I think it's more of a restraining pose

    Looks like both; he's pulling an angry flailing Gabe into the hug.

    One of those "Shh Shh it's ok" moves.

    Djiem on
  • dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure Gabe was going to punch the TV.

  • hibryd7hibryd7 Registered User regular
    Same thing happened to me w/ Front Mission and FF7R, I feel ya.
    I dunno why devs think that as the population ages and our reflexes become slower we'll want to convert all our turn-based games into schmups.

  • Anon von ZilchAnon von Zilch Registered User regular
    edited February 2022
    Gabe: "Bro I'm gonna punch that TV!"
    Tycho: "Bro, no, don't punch the TV, I'm gonna stop you."
    G: "But what am I gonna do then with this fury, bro?"
    T: "You're going to release all that into a sweet-ass bro hug, bro."
    G: "Bro…"
    T: "Bro."

    I don't know if they'd actually say "bro" that much but this is the the energy I get from the strip. Tycho restrain but he also pull into hug, in one smooth motion, like a kung-fu master for hugs.

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    What was the first Mario game that wasn't a platformer of some sort (yes i count the OG Donkey Cong and the one where you just jump around a single room stomping turtles as platformers for this)?

    Mario Paint?

    I imagine this is like expecting a follow-up to a proper Mario platformer and then getting Mario Paint for Xmas

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited February 2022
    Smrtnik wrote: »
    What was the first Mario game that wasn't a platformer of some sort (yes i count the OG Donkey Cong and the one where you just jump around a single room stomping turtles as platformers for this)?

    Mario Paint?

    I imagine this is like expecting a follow-up to a proper Mario platformer and then getting Mario Paint for Xmas

    One of the NES sports games, if you're counting ones where Mario appears but isn't mentioned in the title (like Donkey Kong). Mario refs Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and is the line judge for Tennis, IIRC.

    Otherwise it'd be Dr. Mario (1990).

    Edit: checking the mario wiki, there was apparently a Japan-only Famicom Disk System program in 1986 called "I Am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater". It probably doesn't count since it's not a game, just software to design a sweater with Mario artwork, that you could submit to have a real custom sweater made of (I guess you'd send in the disk?). Giant Bomb has a slightly more fleshed out description.

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    If you're curious about my icon; it's an update of the early Lego Castle theme's "Black Falcons" faction.
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  • dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited February 2022
    I'd argue Mario's Bombs Away (1983) is not a platformer of some sorts.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    Huh, didn't see that one when I looked earlier. Yeah, that's probably it then.

    If you're curious about my icon; it's an update of the early Lego Castle theme's "Black Falcons" faction.
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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited February 2022
    dennis wrote: »
    I'd argue Mario's Bombs Away (1983) is not a platformer of some sorts.

    Mario has really worked more jobs than I knew.

    Djiem on
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