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Other Umihara Kawase Discussion / Re: Kawase in Crystal Crisis
« Last post by summer kawase on January 03, 2021, 02:36:14 PM »
that new remix is great, btw alec u van turn of the weird perpspective to a ftraiht forward veiw in options
Off-Topic / Re: What other games do you like / have you been playing?
« Last post by Alc on January 03, 2021, 09:26:02 AM »
Thanks for the youtube videos, digging through these old games is fun. I have Faxanadu on NES, I need to give it a proper look.

I think so.  Kanji fonts in ROM used to have 16x16 size (while ascii characters were 8x8) and thus finer resolution was required.  (PC-8801 series, however, only had 640x200 resolution for color mode, which was unsatisfactory vertically, resulting in peculiarly tall rectangular form of kanji characters.)
Yeah. Still, I suppose 640x200 would've pretty stunning back in 1981.

You know well! PC-8801 series only had 3bit colors per pixel.
Hah, I have to admit I only really know this much from staring at screenshots on Twitter, Mobygames and so on. I've played a few fan translated VNs, but otherwise games need to be pretty light on text or I get stuck (generally that means sticking to console games and avoiding RPGs).

I feel strong nostalgia when seeing their coloring scheme.
I know exactly what you mean. With the right pair of eyes you can look at a screenshot and say with certainty which platform produced it. C64 games look different to ZX Spectrum games which look different to Amstrad CPC games, I can spot each one a mile off.

Anyway, OT, I picked up a PS5, ripped through Demon's Souls (a very pretty if somewhat overly-conservative remake of an absolute classic), did the achievements and whatnot, and then boxed it all back up and sold it. The price on ebay for PS5s is absurd, I just couldn't justify keeping it. I'll get another one when things have calmed down and there are a few more exclusives that justify it, I guess.
Umihara Kawase Fresh! / Re: Umihara Kawase Fresh getting a Steam release in late May
« Last post by Alc on January 03, 2021, 09:11:59 AM »
It gets worse: though I still haven't played it since the update, reports from the Steam Community board are that the PC version does not have the same English translation as the Switch version, and the new translation isn't particularly good.  One commenter even went as far as suggesting it was a machine translation.
Good grief.

A little digging and it turns out that you're right, and in fact it's even crazier than that - the original Switch script is present (in the PC executable) but has been swapped out for this new, obviously inferior machine translation. I get that this is "licencing weirdness" issue rather than direct incompetence, but even so, yikes...
Sayonara Umihara Kawase / Re: Sayonara Umihara Kawase comes to VR and RPG Maker!
« Last post by RetroBreak on January 03, 2021, 09:02:43 AM »
It turns out that the developers did experiment with a first person view for the game.

Video footage of it here:

I’ve been playing it in VR on my valve index and it’s pretty cool, if unoptimised. The framerate isn’t great, but it looks so cool being able to look around the whole level in front of you! Also, wonder if anyone could hack that first person mode back in? Although it would probably be horrible for motion sickness it would be cool to try out!
Other Umihara Kawase Discussion / Re: Lore and canon of Umihara Kawase
« Last post by summer kawase on January 03, 2021, 12:10:27 AM »
well if you play blade strangers story mode, kawwase is stated to be sushi chef who aspires to be great like her farther was .
but during summer kawase story its revealed that og kawase is a manifestation of her pain.(implied to be the lonelyness of her quest to find the best ingrident  and abandondment from her farther) the truth behind  door shes constanly looking for is revealed to  actually to a family meal of her mothers nostalgic cooking with her farther there.

things we can guess, the sureal backgrounds of the games and quest to get to doors and bizare fish enenmies seem to be representations of her psyche,
the summer kawase/origonal kawase interactions in blade strangers  reminds me of carl jungs idea of the shadow.
her constant battle of reaching impossible doors that lead to more sureal dreamscapes seems like her subconcious or dreaming mind trying to cope with her past trauma or prehapse run away from it .

ofcourse the over arching story set up of blade strangers is a bunch of different simulated reality merging in a big crisis(classic cross over fighting game trope) so im not calling this overtly cannon. even young emiko meets full grown kawase and fights her because she only knows young kawase,
but its a great insight into an implied lore from the developers .
Other Umihara Kawase Discussion / Re: How did you get into this series?
« Last post by summer kawase on January 02, 2021, 04:14:52 PM »
im into fighting games and shovel knight, i wanted blade strangers and was watching the developer interveiws,
he seemed more excited to talk about kawase then shovel knight or gunvolt ect,

i ask myself '' what in the name of all things weeb is an umihara kawase''
check it out tuns out its a cute as hell, sureal game built on similar grappling  mechanics to the worms games.
now i loved me some worms armagedon and grappling is my faveorit thing in the game.
so i get blade strangers, main aban kawase and summer kawase . then steam sale had whole franchise for like £5
now im here and kind of obssesed with kawase
Blade Strangers / Re: Kawase in a fightan' game
« Last post by summer kawase on January 02, 2021, 04:04:09 PM »
i belive the sprites are actually 3d models that have been touched up in 2d by artists, think of a low budjet version of the modern guilty gear or dragonball fighting game by arcsys
Blade Strangers / Re: (Summer) Kawase in Blade Strangers
« Last post by summer kawase on January 02, 2021, 04:00:31 PM »
any of you guys play blade strangers? i got it for shovel knight and then  found these great games because of kawase and summer kawase.
Umihara Kawase / Re: Umihara Kawase Christmas Community Challenge hack
« Last post by KawaseFan on January 02, 2021, 02:47:57 PM »
Welcome, both of you :)

i got the first three games a few days ago on steam sale and love them.

Yeah, that is a pretty great discount -- 75% off for the trilogy, for anyone else reading who's interested.
Umihara Kawase / Re: Umihara Kawase Christmas Community Challenge hack
« Last post by RetroBreak on January 02, 2021, 02:42:28 PM »
Hi everyone! So glad I found this forum! Looking forward to trying out the Christmas rom hack! Downloading it now :D
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