Chris Martin - May 6th '01- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time|
Two! Two! Two days in a row! Two days of what, you ask? Two days of me printing every letter in my inbox, that's what! I'm such a nice internet content provider. Sad to say, this in no way means that tonight's column is especially long. What a pity. Could we have three days of full inbox happy fun time? Maybe...
What way? Norway!
Greetings Green and Purple cat thingy that plays with chemicals... thingies...
Er, forgot where I was going with that... ^_~;;
Well, anyway, as the subject says, this is about Video Game Schools. I remember some time back some ppl where asking about Game Design/programming schools in
the US. At that time, I was looking for some schools myself, so I didn't reply, but just recently I remembered that letter (don't ask why) so I decided to send this in.
The first school I heard of was DigiPen in Redmond Washington. That is Nintendo's school for those who don't know. There's also a school in Canada, but I forgot where
exactly. DigiPen's cool and all, but not bein credited by the Government makes it really hard to get schoollarships and school loans to pay off the really high tuition. Also,
they ask for too many pre-requisites before you're even considered to be a student there.
I heard that there was a school in Irvine, but I haven't searched too much into that one (yet) so I won't go into that one. I also heard that it was the best out there.
And the last of the school I know of is in FullSail (www.fullsail.com) here in sunny (?) orlando Fl. I'm currently attending, and it's alright. They are credited by the government
and have loans and scholarships to pay off the (also) high tuition. All you need to be accepted is your highschool diploma, no SAT's no College board, nothing, just that little
peice of paper that say "Diploma" on the top.
If you want some more info on FullSail from me personally, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll answer as many questions as I can. Hope you post this
Chesh, I think it would help all those that really want to Gamer's but don't know how to get started.
Ok, see ya!
~Roscael "Curse this pure heart of mine!" Nadaron
(p.s. In fullsail, they give you a really neat laptop for your studies. EEE! ^_~;;)
(p.p.s. Feel free to cut this part out, it's just a shameless website plug (my site get's no traffic, but the website is whitedoragon.cjb.net. Ok, c'ya!)
There you go, kids. A school where you can learn how to make video games. Professor Mario's office hours are 11-1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your T.A.'s for the quarter will be Cloud Strife and Samus Aran. By the way, I hear Samus Aran gets bitchy if you skip Study Sessions. You've been warned...
Funky Letter part 2!
After defeating my enemy i come back to finish my question,
3) Is there any chance of a remake of Final Fantasy Adventure, That game rocked.
4) Did you forget about the first game to STAR OCEAN? If i remember correctly Star ocean was a game for the Super Famicon.
5) One last question. How are Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma related??
3. No information at this time. Maybe, but doubtful.
4. Yep, it was. I hear it was a lot of fun, but sadly, was never released here stateside.
5. All were made by Enix. They're also said to be a "series". (Similar gameplay, etc.)
I got a good feeling.
Hey Google or Chesh or anyone who reads this!
After reading all your great reviews and after you comparing everything to
it, I finally got off my butt and rented Final Fantasy Tactics. First, let me
just say that I'm a HUGE Final Fantasy fanatic. I mean... it's what started
me on my RPG rampage! Second, I'm not all that big on anything with the word
"tactics" in it. BUT, I just happened to like this game! It had a great story
line, great "main" characters (you know... the ones that you didn't have to
buy), it also had betrayal, deceit, and almost everything else. Now to my
questions... Do you think Square will make any more games like it? And do you
think the game would've been better if Square made it a random battle system
game instead of the tactics? Yea I know that the name would have to be
altered a little, but I think it would help the game a bit. That way you
could walk around towns, talk to people, and you could probably ride some
kind of transportation around. Sure it would be like a regular Final Fantasy
game, but still... the story isn't regular FF material so they could probably
just call it Final Fantasy: The Zodic Brave Story and it could be just a
gaiden to the FF series. Anyway... it was just a thought.
Keep an eye out for Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth. That's as close as you can get to an actual FFT sequel. Yeah, it would be fun to explore the individual towns. Nice thought.
GBA or WSC?
a few days ago Goog totally discredited a letter about the Wonder Swan Color. He claims that the GBA and the Wonder Swan Color are like night and day, but this is not
true. The difference in power between the WSC and the GBA is NOT the difference between the NES and the SNES. The WSC is capable of just as much as the GBC. The
GBA is incapable of 3-d graphics the difference is negligible. Remember Sega's 32-bit, 32x? Now, you and I know, it was no where near the PSX\N64 level. In fact, none of
the games looked any better than SNES games and later SNES by far surpassed it. Guess what, SNES displayed 256 colors while the 32x displayed 32k colors and that's
the exact same difference between the GBA and WSC. The only reason the WSC will fail is the illogical devotion of the unintelligible "Nintendo whores." That said, here's my
question: "Will the Gamecube end up like N64?"
The Dark Lord, one who hates liers and loudmouths
If there's one thing the past few days have taught us, is that it's not the console itself that gets people excited - it's the selection of games. A console's graphics and sound capabilty only marks the potential of the system. If enough good games make it to the Wonderswan color, then people will buy it. Granted, there are company loyalists - Nintendo having a great number of them. However, The GBA does have two big advantages. One, it's hardware. (Which IS important, just not as important as the games) Two, it's the name. Nintendo is THE video game company. They just need to get some good games on their consoles. Did the N64 tank? No. There were a few good games on it. Most of them were of the non-RPG variety though. (Goldeneye and Super Smash Bros. comes to mind) I AM tired of all of the "Mario" games. Mario Golf. Mario Tennis. Mario Porn Shoot. (Ok, the last one sounds cool, but still...)
Classic NES goodness
Since I somehow got Goog into putting my e-mail up, I'll try to get you to put
this one up. Anyway, enough of my bragging, on to the questions!
1. Are you planning to go out and buy ffX? Or rent it at least? I like the ff
series, but I think its just getting too long, and the final fantasy is starting
to bug me. Also, is it just me or is Yuna Squall's long lost twin?
2. What's your favorite nes game? I like rivercity ransom and super dodgeball.
3. I've heard that Star Tropics (game on nes) was a squaresoft game. Is that
Anyway, that's all for today from me. And I'm not going to E3 either, because I
live a little too far away for that.
1. I'd like to play it sometime, for comparison purposes. If I ever break down and buy a PS2 (when and if enough decent games are produced for it) I might pick it up. Don't expect the series to die anytime soon though. Know why? Here's a hint. The top three selling RPG's for the Playstation all have "Final Fantasy" in the title.
2. Ahh, you picked two winners for sure. Seanbaby would be proud. Zelda was fun. I liked the RPG's I had for it. Star Tropics, Final Fantasy, Crystalis. I played the hell out of those games.
3. Nope. It was crafted as "The Next Zelda", but it didn't take as well as Nintendo hoped.
Last, Mr. Silly....again!
Hey (monks sing) CHRIS MAR-TIN
Have you ever MST'd anything. I do that on many an RPG. Just a word of
advice, doing it when nobody's around makes everyone think you're crazy.
What's real scary is that I said something that ended up as true. In
Xenogears when Grahf met Fei I had a joke involving who I refer to as Grahf
Vader say "Fei, I am your father", who ever knew I just called it before it
happened. Also, be thankful nobody made a Sailor Chesh. You have clones? Are
you going to get in a battle against other clones of people?
I consider myself decently funny. Usually, MSTing stuff is only funny when done by the MST crew. That is to say, it's perfectly fine to do it by yourself. (Question, how do people know you do it, if no one else is around?) Or, when you're with one or two good friends, and you're watching something silly like anime or a B-movie. Sadly, some people just think they're soooo clever that they have to share their insight with everyone else in the theatre/crowded room/etc. These people must be shot.