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Why did Nintendo pick such a generic cover for SM64?

Also, lore thread. Either here or >>323976520.

These are always very productive. Do Nintendo game not have an end in depth?
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>>323977504
Because NoA is and has always been, fucking retarded in everything they do.

The Jap cover is stylish and has that old school Mario feel that Sunshine and post lost.
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>>323977504

3D renders were in at the time

even the jap cover is one
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>>323977504
>Why did Nintendo pick such a generic cover for SM64?

Did it really matter back then? That shit looked amazing as a kid.
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>>323977504
whatever happened to the K-A rating?
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>>323977504
Mario has the deepest lore.
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>>323978792
>>323978965
Hmmmm, who do I believe

>>323979234
[DEPRECATED]
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>>323979234

They realized it sounded retarded and E for everyone made more sense
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>>323978792
Stop talking our your ass.
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>>323977504
As a kid I always wondered where this scene was in game, how naive I was
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>>323978792
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>>323979430
But that's not the boxart.
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>>323977504
Because it was the first of it's kind to which Nintendo decided to get lazy on that part?
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>>323979270
tfw didn't know myself, so I did research on it.

WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAT?

SM64 HAD TWO RELEASES IN JAPAN
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>>323979270

The jap cover is the same "mario flying with the wing cap" box art as the US version, but with a slightly different background.

The cartridge art is a different 3D render though, It's pretty boring compared to the US version to be honest
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>>323979430
>>323977504

I like thie white background for some reason, and it's showcasing Mario's new ability. The blue sky without clouds also looks pretty nice

>>323979590
This looks worse than the other japanese one despite having bowser, i think getting rid of the blue circle ruined it for me
I like it when the art is actually art and not pre-rendered graphics
But it's lacking bowser
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>>323978792
>The Jap cover is stylish and has that old school Mario feel
>literally the same Wing Cap Mario art with the land below it instead of on the side
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>>323979542

neither is the fucking OP
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Look at that grotty piss stained yellow background, step your game up Nintendo.
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>>323979905
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>>323979590
>the cover for the second cart used the box art of the first Japanese release.
>"hmm I wonder if the DS release used the cover of the second box if they differed"
>google

This is the worst cover of all time.
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>>323979905
japan definitely wins this one
Shows more character
no piss background
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>>323979542
Thread's referencing the art on the physical cartridge, not the boxart.
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>>323977504

Apparently Americans like 3D renders. Just look at how MGS' box art in America after 2 has been shit.
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>>323979590
They did this for a couple of games, including Wave Race 64. I never knew that SM64 was one of them, though. Most likely, several Japanese companies believed that the gaming market was far stronger and much more willing to spend in Japan than overseas. I remember Squaresoft / SquareEnix doing this with several of their games.
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Without the white background and snazzy gold emblemed ring, without the penguin and the ice land, and with an ugly, uncentered zoom of Mario with an uglier, unnecessary red bar that looks retarded on the side.

So yeah, I guess the same. Or not, you dumb retarded queer. Why are you acting like I fucked your fat mother over box art? The NA one is shit; it's a fact.

For that matter so is the cartridge art.
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>>323980003
Goddamn that's awful.
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>>323980003
seriously wtf
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>>323978792
>The Jap cover is stylish and has that old school Mario feel
Uh, sure.
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>>323980003
Are Luigi, Wario and Yoshi even in that game?
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Did Japan get the better cart?
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>>323980330
>getting so angry you don't even reply
It's literally the same art in a different position.
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>>323980612
Yes. You can't even fucking see Fox or most of the Arwing.
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>>323980705
I didn't say it wasn't. I said it has no style, no proper artistic integrity. You can present the same piece of art in both great and less than stellar ways and as is typical with all of NoA's work, they fucked it up.
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>>323980705
mario's cheeks would look weird without the mustache
also, Mario Galaxy 10 years before Mario Galaxy?
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>>323980612
Yeah looks like it.
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>>323980330
>it's a fact.

Anon...
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>>323980578
Yes, you can play as each of them.
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>>323980578
Yes, and they are all playable.
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>>323980915
>it has no style
Neither does the Japanese one. It pales in comparison to previous and even latter Mario covers from Japan.
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>>323980003
Remember when the original version of SM64DS, 64x4, had Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Wario all running around in the worlds simultaneously?
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>>323980927
The spherical world's have been a thing since the mid 90s with Nintendo. Started with the 100 Marios demo that even turned into the cancelled Super Mario 128 game. That turned in Pikmin. Finally the concept finally debuted in Mario Galaxy 11 years later.
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>>323980927
Some kid predicted Super Mario Galaxy in a Nintendo magazine like 20+ years ago.
A Pokemon forum also came up with Alpha Ruby and Omega Saphire . Close enough.
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>Goku, Super Saiyan 3, Krillin is dead and he thinks his opponents each have a Dragon Ball
>Saitama, a grocery store sale ends in an hour
>Mario, thinks his opponents worked together to kidnap Peach, has 12 hours prep time to build up speed

Who would win?
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>>323981140
I remember reading an article on how they tried making 4-player Mario games way before 3D World, like way back in the Sunshine days
they could just never get it working

>>323981351
Does Yoshi's Island not count as a mario game? Cause that had mario galaxy
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>>323980927
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>>323981390
>Some kid predicted Super Mario Galaxy in a Nintendo magazine like 20+ years ago.
"wouldn't it be cool if the next Mario game was in SPACE"
predikted
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>>323979905
Its supposed to be colored like paper, like an old parchment
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>>323981457
Yoshi's Island's subtitle is "Super Mario" so I think it counts as a canon Super Mario game.
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>>323981471
How old is this?

>512bit system
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>>323979590
> rumble pack
The biggest cancer in all of gaming cemented by the Xbone which makes it impossible to disable controller vibration on a system level without opening up the controller and snipping wires.
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>>323979905
>>323980058
I've never thought about it before, but I don't think I've ever seen the word "yellow" used to describe something on /v/. It's always just piss-coloured.
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>>323981860
There's a legit difference between piss yellow and yellow

but i know you're mostly talking about Deus Ex HR
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>>323981725
1991.
>>323981860
/v/ spends too much time drinking sodie pop and masturbating. A lot of Anons are dehydrated.
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>>323981817
no, it is just that the xbone is shit
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deepest lore
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>>323982161
What do you think the book is?
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>>323981725
Around '92 I think.
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>>323982161
d e e p e s t
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>>323982161
*deepest bottle
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>>323982153
Seriously. To add fuel to the fire the annoying shaking AUTOMATICALLY DISABLE when the battery gets low, meaning there is already code written to disable vibration. It would take probably 30 minutes for them to release a patch allowing an option to disable controller vibration, but Microsoft can't be fucked. Once you're having this problem you've already bought the dawn thing.
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>>323982314

maybe it's the paper mario dimension
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What happened to this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uCnbDrp9o
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>>323979268
NoA has the worst translations.
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>>323983920
The 6th gen Mario project eventually became Pikmin, in the sense of controlling a hundred entities at once, and Sunshine, in the sense of a flagship 3D Mario.
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>>323983920
Pikmin
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>>323982161
>>323982314
It's just an edited leftover from the Japanese release where you had to find some book for an old man or something.

The Wind Waker was also edited for the NA release. One of the Triforce Shards is supposed to troll you, by making you chase down map after map after map, to find it.
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>>323983685
I like how you think
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>>323984217
>where you had to find some book for an old man or somethin
I'm not finding any info on this
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>>323985236
iirc, the place in that screenshot is a inside of some old man's bottle that you dive into to collect red coins or some shit.
it's a Noki Noki Bay stage or some shit, I never played the game.
maybe that'll help your search for the TRUTH.
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I always liked the DS version's box art better.
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>>323977504


>all those bad US boxart.

NOA sucked long before it became a thing.
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When inside the Hazy Maze or at the Underground Lake, there is a layer of chant added to the beat of the music. Everywhere else, the Super Mario Bros. underground melody is added to the beat instead.
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Who made the maps in Hazy Maze caves? Bowser, Peach, some other mysterious entity?
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>>323980509
I think this is the first time I got a good look at the JP 64 boxart. It's got that text ring like Sunshine.

I miss that.
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>>323980509
The first 3 or so very Japanese.
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>>323979268
Was getting more 1-Ups part of your plan?
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>>323986892
>that pic

Don't be a nostalgiafag, Dorrie's appearance in the remake was definitely more in line with the artstyle than that weird doll-looking thing in the original.
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>>323987126
Koopa the Quick, numbnuts. Dude needed to reference the quickest route in case he had to race there.
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>>323982032
>2016
>you still have to plug video games into the TV
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>mfw nobody knows about Marionette

https://www.unseen64.net/2011/09/24/marionette-gamecube-cancelled-game/

Educate yourself, lore amateurs
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these giant balls in hazy maze cave are actually Bowser's poops
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>>323988602
Could it have led to this?
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>>323986892
>his
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>>323979823
i miss the unique illustration style of smash bros 64
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>>323986892
When I was a little thing, I was frightened by the original one
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>>323988695
He must have awful constipation.
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>>323980836
After so many years of seeing my cartridge with "Lylatwars" on it, seeing this pic feels... wrong.
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>>323993216
They didn't even try to put some style in that title.
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>>323988602
>Tfw Miyamoto is the guy that actually tries innovating but shit never gets past the others so he's stuck releasing the same shit
Kinda sucks when people blame him for nintendo releasing the same shit every year. He shows up the most in cancelled projects, always with a great idea, yet nothing ever comes from it. Speaking of which, whatever happened to project robot?
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>>323977504

There is something beautiful about genericness and simplicity. At least, that's often the case. When people see something generic that represents the franchise, it feels rather "whole" and "pure" and for lack of a better word, very "Mario". It's comforting; it touches a psychological nerve and makes it feel like home. It seems to be saying: welcome back to the world of Mario.
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>>323979268
When you find out that the people in charge of NoA translations are retarded, it ruins the magic of a lot of these things.
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>>323994915
What game is that?
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>>323977504
>>323978792
Are you retarded?
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>>323995502
>Europe got the best cover
Feels good.
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>>323987126
Developers
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>>323995502
That's the one Canada had too
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>>323996806
Japan pls
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>>323995573
>>323995881
that was the boxart for USA, too

here look, here's euorpe with the same "boxart"

>>323996806
Japan's was fucking sick, but doesn't really match the game
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>>323996806
>Game tells you in plain and simple pictures and lettering on the front how many players, any required/supported hardware, and if it's exclusive

why did this stop
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There was once a lore about being off by 1.

Eye know that lore!
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>>323999998
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I don't know about you guys but I've never actually had a n64 game box/manual. Just the cartridges
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>>323999998
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>>323999998
not bad cirno
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>>323999998
holy shit
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I haven't been on this board (or 4chan at all) in aroud 5 years.

Wtf happened to nintedo? Why are they so retarded?

>wii u
>Smash bros and mario kart: the console.

>3ds
>240p
>even less games
>no second analog stick

Why?
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>>323999998

nice script
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>>324000132
>>324000285
Tottymind
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>>323982032
fucking PC always-on connections
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>>324000348
Nintendo consoles being Smash Bros and Mario Kart the system has been a thing since the Gamecube, for one

the 3DS is kind of a clusterfuck though
(also the new 3DS/XL has two analogs and it's the only model worth a shit)
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>>324000384

>9 minutes apart
>hivemind

nigga u dum
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>>323999998
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>>323999998
>>323999999
>>324000000
>>324000001
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>>324000448
>2 analogs

No. I have one. That is not a second analog stick. It isna shitty little nub that can't even control the camera properly.
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>>323999998
Here we go~
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>>323986892
>The dinosaur frightened some children
>The endless bottomless pits, drowning, being crushed and poison miasma mazes didn't
>Barney the Plesiosaur did

Kids back then sure picked and chose what to be scared of.
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>>323994915
Lmfao
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>>323999642
Because every game is online mp nowadays.
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>>324000803
he would have looked like shit in the original style on the DS
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Cool Lore: Mario can traverse parallel universes
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>>324000803
I remember being scared of the original dinosuar when I first saw it, it had a lot to do with that level itself being really creepy to begin with. Dark toned music and map, bottomless pits around every corner, spiders, plague doctor shyguys, fucking Indiana Jones Corneria boulders rolling at you, and then you have to take a long ass elevator ride down to the dinosaur's lair.

Although the design of the original is pretty spoopy on its own, it was more like the culmination of everything scary about that level (to a little kid). If it were in a more lighthearted level it wouldn't have been scary.
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>>323979823
I just find it humorous that Smash Bros' cartridge label looks like something a Chinese bootleg fighting game would use.
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>>323984217
>making you chase down map after map after map, to find it.

How is that different than the final version of the triforce fetch quest?
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>>324001186
Only if you press 1/2 of the A button.
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>>323980003
That looks like one of those shitty placeholder covers you see on websites months before a game comes out.
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>>324001620
Fuck no. Not again.
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>>323977504
It's ironic how they made a generic cover for a great game. Now they just don't give a shit anymore and do generic covers for generic games.
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I'm replaying OOT3D when taking breaks from FE:Fates and it feels so weird playing as Link, knowing he dies in some unfortunate way.

Plus, I think the red left eye some artists give him looks kind of cool, even if it is a little edgy. I wonder how he lost his other eye, though.

I wonder where he got that armor from.

And most of all, I wonder how he died so regretfully.
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