Poppin' my Mail Cherry

How much should Mail and I suffer?

1. Play it on original JP difficulty.
9
69%
2. SUFFER, MORTAL. WORKING DESIGNS SHALL FUCK YOU
4
31%
 
Total votes: 13
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Friday
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Poppin' my Mail Cherry

Postby Friday » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:50 am

Hello and welcome to Let's Play My Milky Boy.

For those of you unaware, Working Designs is notorious for fucking with the difficulty of the games they localized, and Popful Mail is no exception. Luckily a patch exists to return Popful Mail to it's original, Japanese difficulty balance (while retaining the Localization work WD did.)

I am a complete Popful Mail virgin. I have never played it and only seen maybe 2 minutes of gameplay and a few screenshots. I know it's a 2D action platformer with RPG elements and anime cutscenes, but beyond that, nothing.

So, I'll leave it up to you all how much you want me to suffer.
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Re: Poppin' my Mail Cherry

Postby nosimpleway » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:05 pm

On one hand, Friday likes games to be absurdly hard.

On the other hand, as I understand it the WD alterations make the game hard in a not-fun way. There's not even a giant hallway full of Evil Fire!

I'll vote original difficulty.

But since you started a thread in this subforum I'll expect videos of the playthrough.

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Re: Poppin' my Mail Cherry

Postby Brentai » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:33 pm

Here's the thing, the actual video game part of Popful Mail is... I'm going to use the word "serviceable" and leave it on the table. You don't really need the increased difficulty. It's not as purely abusive as other Working Designs rebalances, but it also doesn't improve the experience in any way, and the argument that "that's how people played it back in the day" has one big logical issue with it.
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Re: Poppin' my Mail Cherry

Postby Silversong » Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:44 am

Friday are you only going to play this while I'm asleep? :<

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Re: Poppin' my Mail Cherry

Postby Friday » Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:50 am

I was actually going to ask you what day would work so you could come! I would never engage in any kind of Pop without you.
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Re: Poppin' my Mail Cherry

Postby Silversong » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:25 pm

:D

Until fencing practice comes back, I could generally do Weds - Sat at about 8pm Eastern. I turn into a pumpkin at about 10pm Eastern.

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