Comic 158 - Royal Mix-up
18th Jun 2015, 2:03 PM
Royal Mix-up
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Sorry for the delay on this one. Giga's laptop died and I'm not sure when Box is going to stop screaming about Metroid: Federation Force.

IMO Nintendo had the most actual exclusive content but they did a poor job of presenting it. Star Fox Zero, with the puppet skit was brilliant but they spent too much time on Yoshi's Woolly World and Super Mario Maker when that time could have been better spent elsewhere. I know I wouldn't have been as mad at that Animal Crossing party game if they actually said in the reveal that it was free,just needing the amiibo to work.

As for Federation Force...ask Box. IMO it's Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts all over again.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
Once again, my apologies for the lateness! New computer arrives tonight, so from here on out I shouldn't have any trouble binging on the Steam Sale making comics. ^_^;

Many thanks to TV Tropes for somehow making the exact list of characters we needed for this gag. How many Ryus and Ryu-derivatives can you name, hmm?

It's also super eerie how all these guys seem to have a penchant for scarves, headbands, and swords.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
OH YOU GOT A NEW METROID GAME NINTENDO, HAVE YOU? WELL THAT'S WEIRD, LAST I CHECKED METROID GAMES HAD EXPLORATION, ISOLATION, ATMOSPHERE, AND YOU KNOW, SAMUS GODDAMN ARAN. EVEN PRIME PINBALL GOT THAT RIGHT.

OH, BUT IT'S COOL, BECAUSE THIS TOTALLY MEANS THAT NINTENDO IS PROBABLY POSSIBLY MAKING WHAT COULD BE AN ACTUAL METROID GAME IN THE MEANTIME. THANKS FOR THE WORDS OF MAYBE COULD BE POTENTIAL ENCOURAGEMENT.

AND ANOTHER THING-
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
I... thought the Nintendo Direct was alright.

I mean, Federation Force is a huge disappointment and I was hoping for Animal Crossing Wii U and Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ as much as the next guy, but overall it wasn't a bad conference. They announced new games, gave out new news about older ones, and the muppet skits were charming and funny. Nothing major but nothing horrible either, y'know?

Plus, Link can finally wear a dress now and that's very important to me.

Anyways, off the subject of E3, we're starting up a new arc sometime in the near future. I think it'll be a real treat, so look forward to it.
User comments:
CidYoshi edit delete reply
CidYoshi
Lets take this out of the way: Nintendo is totally failing in E3 lately.

As for the comic:
Roy, Roy, Roy... being fair, the koopaling had the name first. And what Crazy Hand did... Ryu over Isaac seriously?!
I guess we will never see Geno again...
OshaliteX2 edit delete reply
OshaliteX2
Looks like I stopped in at a good time.
I really don't like Roy. He's too strong and scares me.

But the comic is good.

Also is anyone else hyped for Paper Mario & Luigi & Mario? So far the music doesn't disappoint and not-stickers have been confirmed. I'm happy about that.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
That was the best surprise at the event for me. It looks like they're taking cues from Thousand Year Door's combat and artistic design. I hope some of the Paper Mario exclusive characters like Goombella show up.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I hope that some how some way Dimentio will come back. And then he would bring Fawful back to life. A glorious team up of ciaos and chortles. Similes and metaphors. And magic and science.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I mean Dimentio teaming up with Fawful practically writes itself. It would be so awesome and they would make such a duo. I mean people love Dimentio,people love Fawful,put them together and you have the best villain duo ever.
Senpai (Guest) edit delete reply
honestly I was so hyped when saw destiny, star wars and the paper Mario & Mario & Luigi
BTW i'm new here but still :P
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
So... there's bound to be a lot of fallout?
Falx (Guest) edit delete reply
Eyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Zanreo edit delete reply
Zanreo
I don't think the E3 was THAT horrible like some people are saying... Sure, it was underwhelming, but we did get to see a lot of cool stuff too. (Though I'd have preferred Federation Force to just be a new non-Metroid series...) Maybe they could have saved the reveals in the Direct weeks before for E3 instead?

Also, nice comic, and I especially appreciate seeing Ryuta from Ouendan :D
blarg (Guest) edit delete reply
The only reason I don't outright hate Fed Force is because the GF troopers really are a part of the MP universe. I have always liked the GF and thought they were a really badass part of the game. Then they for some reason wanted to make a game featuring them. I think it might actually be an alright game, but only if I don't think of it as a traditional Metroid game. Ya know, a spin off, like MP pinball. Basically, I am taking the game with a grain of salt. This is coming from a long time fan of Metroid who loves every single Metroid game to death. Except Other M of course. Other M is meh at best.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Oh yeah I forgot the GF were cool in Prime 3.

I was mostly remembering Fusion and Other M where they were just jerks to everything.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Box calm down the heck down.
Invenblocker edit delete reply
Invenblocker
The most ironic part of being iconic, is that the only one I recognize is Ryu...
LunaProtege (Guest) edit delete reply
Ah, but which Ryu? Ryu Strider? Ryu Hayabusa? Which one?

... I don't even know which two those are...

The only Ryu I can remember where they came from off the top of my head is Ryuko from Kill la Kill... And that's Anime, not a video game... And also its a bit recent so its not exactly that hard.

... Also its like, on of the few thats a girl.

(Also I just plain don't know most of those guys anyways. I recognize about two or three from that image, and even then I can't remember their OTHER name, and only two of that probable three would I remember the name of their game without help.)
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
You know what I am probably gonna get a lot of flame for this but Nuts & Bolts wasn't that bad. I can see why people hate it and its not as good as the first two Banjo Kazooie games. But its still an okay game to play. Making crazy vehicles was fun for me. Like the all terrain,flying,submersiable,laser armed,homing shooting,monstrosity I called the Banjo-Mobile.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
That's actually what I meant when I said it's N&B all over again. The actual game itself was good but it got negetive reception because it wasn't a platformer sequel. If you were promised pizza you're not gonna accept ravioli, no matter how good that raviolli happens to be.

Rare should have either done Banjo Threeie first or should have made Nuts and Bolts star one of the other characters from Diddy Kong Racing.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I see what you mean. But Nuts & Bolts is probably gonna be one of those things we have to deal with till Rare makes a new Banjo-Kazooie game.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Well, least wegot Yukka Laylee to look forward to.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Indeed I am really looking forward to that. When I saw that trailer. I cried tears of joy. It was beautiful. Anyway maybe one day you could do a comic set in the afterlife of Venatus Prime with some famous dead villains interracting with each other like Dimentio or Kefka to name a few.