he finished Paper Mario 64
from LazaroFilm@lemmy.world to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 13:03

I helped for the battles and reading the dialogues but he did all the exploring by himself. He’s so thrilled, but also sad it’s over. Now I’m hesitant between Pokemon FireRed (he loves Pokemon but that a lot more text to read) or PaperMario TTYD (but we don’t have a switch for the remaster version). Any other ideas for the next game. He loves RPG style games where you get to think and explore more than reflex/speed based games.


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Ok_imagination@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 13:29 next collapse

To be fair, TTYD doesn’t hit switch until next year sometime. It’s hard to pass up pokemon! But chrono trigger, earthbound and super mario rpg are some of my favorites.

LazaroFilm@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 13:41 next collapse

Ooh Chrono Rrigger. Plus I finished it twice so I can help him.

KnowledgeableNip@leminal.space on 30 Oct 2023 13:53 collapse

Once it’s out, though, TTYD was incredible!

Ok_imagination@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 23:35 collapse

Too true! I can’t wait!

netchami@sh.itjust.works on 30 Oct 2023 13:34 next collapse

Poor kid having to play on a MacBook

LazaroFilm@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 13:36 next collapse

It’s my old work MacBook. He’s using OpenEmu (easy to use interface) but may switch to RetroArch/Dolphin

netchami@sh.itjust.works on 30 Oct 2023 13:37 collapse

It’s my old work MacBook.

Ok sure, that explains a lot.

kibiz0r@midwest.social on 30 Oct 2023 19:21 next collapse

What about a MacBook is not optimal for retro gaming?

Beautiful screen, excellent battery life, GNU-centric OS, possibly ARM-based arch (depending on model)…

We should all be so lucky!

LazaroFilm@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 21:04 collapse

It’s great! This is an older Mac, so the battery is meh. And Intel based (at least it has a discreet graphics chipset). It has a lot of emulators and you can do a lot of other things on it too. Plus it was free, as it’s my old backup work laptop that was going to be digital waste. It’s getting a few more years of use that way.

kratoz29@lemm.ee on 30 Oct 2023 21:28 collapse

Yeah, like if that hurts the experience at all for retro games 🤡

Qkall@lemmy.ml on 30 Oct 2023 13:39 next collapse

Mario RPG for the SNES is really good. I was going to replay it recently but it sounds like a remaster is coming

OldManBOMBIN@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 15:50 next collapse

What a time to be alive. Using a PS3 controller on a Macintosh laptop to play a Nintendo game, all while using board games as a desk. Lmfao I love it op.

Greyhost@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 17:58 collapse

That’s a Ps4 controller.

OldManBOMBIN@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 18:13 collapse

Either way. Thanks for the clarification though; I don’t PlayStation.

Shihali@sh.itjust.works on 30 Oct 2023 18:45 next collapse

Dragon Quest is the OG for a reason. The remakes are a lot less grindy and don’t use ye olde Englysshe so they would be easier to read but less educational.

mojo@lemm.ee on 30 Oct 2023 19:13 next collapse

Is this child abuse

dangblingus@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 19:37 next collapse

In no way is this child abuse. Preventing your child from playing Paper Mario is though.

TORFdot0@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 21:39 next collapse

Only if you make him beat anti guy with no life shroom

LazaroFilm@lemmy.world on 30 Oct 2023 23:12 collapse

Nope. He absolutely loved it. He’s also building his own website (with weebly, and yesterday he stumbled upon the dev console and figured out hot to change bright backgrounds to black lol)

SteveDinn@lemmy.ca on 31 Oct 2023 03:08 next collapse

Nothing spurred my son to read (and then read better and faster) more than the fact that it was required to play video games.

buru5@lemmy.world on 31 Oct 2023 04:11 next collapse

why’s he playing in these conditions?

LazaroFilm@lemmy.world on 31 Oct 2023 11:17 collapse

We usually played on the couch but this time he wanted to be there instead. 🤷‍♂️

Crystal_Shards64@lemmy.world on 02 Nov 2023 00:07 collapse

Lmao I can see the tipofmyjoystick posts in 15-20 years

“Hey so I played this game on a laptop, it had a red guy and it was turn based and everything had these flat visuals. It might have been a playstation game because I remember using a ps4 controller”

LazaroFilm@lemmy.world on 02 Nov 2023 00:29 collapse

… that’s not all, I also remember playing it on an iPhone…