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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 15, 2018, 05:44:54 AM »
Started playing through digimon world 3 again on my psx. i still haven't beat that game to this day. hoping to finally finish it, but it takes a long time to beat. I'm working on getting to the amaterasu server at the moment. gotta find bulbmon again.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:19:14 AM »
Whew indeed, if you do all those you'll be be able to teach me about Mega Man.
The only megaman i've played are megaman x1-x3
only beat X1

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 29, 2018, 06:39:45 AM »

Confession time: I've still never completed Super Metroid! I've made at least three earnest attempts to play it through in my adult life alone and always put it down for some reason, getting stuck somewhere and/or losing interest. I think I've gotten pretty far too based on how much of the map and powers I've unlocked, but I can't be sure. I got through Metroid Fusion just fine, which is superficially similar, but it's like 6 hours long and is broken down into mission sections more suited to its portable nature.
I see. I was lucky enough to grow up under the influence of people who played these games, and watch them mostly.  :ganishka:
I guess that's why i was able to appreciate them so much when i finally was able to play.

As for you not finishing super metroid, all i can say is JUST DO IT!!! Memes side seriously just do it man. What was the farthest boss you remember fighting? And what power ups do you remember getting? I could give you a good gauge of how far you've actually beat it.

Let me be real tho, i just absolutely love the music in the metroid games. Just that transition once you finally enter Norfair, oh god, just that music makes it so satisfying.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 28, 2018, 03:15:24 AM »
How would you campare Samus Returns to it? I definitely prefer the AM2R art style, but then there was nothing wrong with Metroid II for Gameboy in my book. =)

That's a good question. I've played all of the above so let me compile some thoughts.
The original metroid 2 was maybe a bit slow, clunky movement, but so was the original. I think the existence of the Speed boost in AM2R really gives it that edge versus Samus Returns in my opinion, but Samus returns has the melee counter, which is... It's ok. I think the gameplay is too reliant on the melee counter. Although it had the Spiderball/ Powerbomb flying which is definitely creative.
AM2R has more bosses, and more original content, and more/ more accessible, lore.
 I still need to play through the new update of AM2R so when i do I'll make another post and spoiler post it.

Overall, i think that AM2R is superior to the Samus returns, only because they didn't decide to create a one-off new ability set that never appeared in the lore of any other game. The game pacing in AM2R isn't segmented into areas by Metroid DNA and a console, and has better and more realistic shortcuts than Samus returns as well. Honestly AM2R is a 100% better experience, and true to the metroid series, while free aiming was a great addition, you can't move while using it, and in that case the Fusion aiming used in AM2R is 100% better. Not to mention you can set your own control scheme in AM2R.
Edit: Did i mention AM2R is much more difficult when you're fighting the metroids? Because of the melee counter not existing, you have to really be careful when you shoot. The Metroids basically fly after you so if you maneuver well you can just dodge and dodge and set up your own shots. Higher skill cap. Also i forgot, Samus returns has one boss that completely disregards the melee counter and just the fact that only the one boss can't be affected by it just makes me wonder about the development process. Hell even the endgame Ridley fight you could counter.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 26, 2018, 09:15:12 PM »
Just found out that Am2R gets updates last night, installed the updates and started a new file.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: August 26, 2018, 05:20:05 AM »
So i finally saw infinity war, honestly 7/10 movie. Could have been better, but the character arc of thanos was honestly quite intersting. And once you finally reached to the end of the movie, where he reaches his long desired wish, it really echoed in my head. An indiscriminate and fair culling, killing those both strong and weak without bias. And it really doesn't cherry pick as a large number of our heroes actually died to it, really telling you that they truly are no exception.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:39:22 AM »
I don't know what version of the game you were playing, but as Walter noted Disc 1 lasts quite a bit past Midgar unless you meant something else, and that other disc-changing stuff sounds wild.
I don't know dude, all i know is that once i exited midgar, there was 1 place to go, and that was into the open world, so i walk away from the gate of midgar after climbing down this long cable from construction, i walk to the next area (noted by the red arrow ofc) the characters talk, a bunch of credits played, and stopped at a soft lock screen until i put in disc 2. I played this on the original ps1 so idk man, i still have the discs and the ps1, if needed i could always do another run through and show you guys. But that was where disc 1 ended for me. Edit: OK after poking around my old save files, you were right, I guess it was just another case of a glitched cut scene that I experienced. Edit2: I have no idea what I was referring to anymore. World map loaded up just fine after leaving midgar. Curse my memories. But it was like 9 years ago so what do you expect lol

So, when I played FF7 all those years ago, most of the cutscenes were completely nonfunctional on disc one. Well any of them after midgar. To my utter surprise, the Cosmo canyon cut scene explaining the life stream worked seamlessly. Really weird to be honest. Not to mention I tried various methods to try and fix things when I was younger. Embarrassing things like trying to use mental energy to make it run right. But regardless, really surprised at it. Now I just have to go back and actually beat Digimon world 3.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:30:45 AM »
Oh man FF7. I spent a great many hours on my PSX playing around in that game, i played disc one to the end of hell because i never knew i was supposed to put in disc 2 after i exited midgar.
I was like 12 at the time i think, so you have to understand how stupid i felt, not to mention that at one point i basically grinded for the 1st boss till i could one hit it with limit because of the disc being scratched up from extended use, and its scope move would freeze everything, later on i even discovered i could put in the other disc DURING the fight sequence to unglitch enemy moves.
I also had to do this for specific cutscenes too, i had quite the extensive experience with that game, along with Dragon Warriors 7 (its dragon quest 7 but it wasn't localised.) That game was the shit too. Both gave me extensive years of entertainment, and i went back and played them again as well.
And now square has released another amazing RPG in octopath. They're truly a blessing to us gamers.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:23:48 PM »
Is Fortnite any really that good, or is it just addictive and the "it" game in the mainstream right now? I'm always suspicious when everyone, including non-gamers, is playing something and it's available on your phone, etc.
It's just the popular mainstream game right now. I prefer Pubg personally. I don't crash often and i don't have too many problems in-game anymore but that doesn't seem to be the common experience.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:14:53 AM »
Much like Zelda II, I appreciated it for taking the series in a bold new direction, and for laying the groundwork for Symphony of the Night, as you said, I just didn't have much fun playing it. Maybe because I used a guide (which is what I heard was recommended) or because I'm playing it 30 years later? I'm glad you enjoyed it, though.

Ah, MGS2. I hated it the first time through, and loved it the second time. And it turned out to be quite prescient, what with the metadata gathering by the NSA.

We just don't have your refined palate. :void:
Is it bad i actually enjoyed playing zelda 2 more than zelda 1?

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:41:52 AM »
Recently got the platinum trophy on my favorite game of all time, Shadow of the Colossus. I typically don't care about trophies, but I just wanted that one.

Now I'm thinking of getting the DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Disappointed Divided while I wait for the new God of War. Have any of you guys gone through it yet? Is it worth it?

I also really want to get my hands on Zelda BotW. It would be my first Zelda. But I don't like the idea of getting a console just to play one game...
You say it would be your first? Well you could always get some emulators on your computer or phone and play a couple of the old 2d zeldas if you'd be interested in that instead of buying a console just to play zelda lol. If you're worried about just getting one game on the console i'll just list off a few that i think are worth picking up, Splatoon 2 is fun if you want a shooter with something different, the binding of isaac is nice for the dungeon crawling and vast array of abilities and items, if you want a racing game there is Fast RMX and MK8DX, The shovel knight games are worth playing, and if you look through the games before buying i'm sure you could find somehing you'd like.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:20:58 PM »
i've been playing back through sonic adventure 2
I'm working towards getting an all S stat chao
and of course all A rank
This game still looks like crap and the cutscenes are awful but somehow i still love it

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:33:06 PM »
I got Mario Kart 8 DX and Splatoon 2 this week.

My friend code is SW-2538-3479-0495 if anyone wants to play.
Oh man i need some ppl to play the switch with. I'll add you, the name will be Game.  :guts:
Been playing the crap out of some monster hunter world. It's really good. Not exactly the same as the 3ds games, but close enough that it is basically the same game. Main difference i saw was monsters, and you don't use nectar to upgrade your kinsects. Otherwise same good game with different monsters.

I don't think anybody would be complaining if they introduced the hookshot upfront in the next one, not necessarily replacing climbing, but offering a much more interactive means of traversal.:
See i'd still consider it a early mid to mid-game item that can be upgraded to grip into rockfaces. Essentially a traversal item.

BotW is the formula now?
I mean that's why i put quotation marks there.

An umbrella would be nice to fight off that rain.  :ganishka:

Maybe historic items will be woven back in somehow in future Zeldas, but after Breath of the Wild, I feel like Nintendo has a blank check on where they take the series. So I'd be fine if they shed that older stuff. I don't think the series really needs to include old items to make it great. The 2 previous incarnations of the franchise felt weighed down by all that shit.
I don't want it to be weighed down by it, i don't want it to be reliant on them either, but i feel like we were missing out on some seriously useful items they could have implemented easily. particularly the iron boots or the fact you cant swim underwater at all. I feel like bombchus could have been awesome for getting a sneak attack when you can't rely on the regular bombs, or great for use in shrines for more hidden shit. Cryonis was basically the cane of somaria tied to water and ice instead of solid ground. There was no magic meter either.

I just would like to see an actual zelda item in the next game is all i mean, i understand that the breakable weapons thing made it difficult for them to implement traditional zelda items, and i'm also a bit of the opinion that they could have put more into BOTW. I like the engine, i like the game, but i'd just like them to try to bring a bit of the old zelda charm back into the next installment. I definitley don't want the puzzles to be solely reliant on these items, they have a lot of options open to them tho. They can make a game to satisfy the old zelda fans and the fans of the new "Formula".

Of course when I refer to Zelda items, i'm referring to items you previously obtained in a dungeon or from fulfilling certain criteria. Things that qualify as zelda items include, the mirror shield, hookshot, iron boots etc.

Of course that means that the magic zelda items that aren't obtained in dungeons are classified seperately, like the Medallions from link to the past, the three goddess magics from Ocarina of time, and the magic that you get in wind waker ( i can't remember what it's called but it made you invulnerable as long as you had magic) because while they are zelda items, they've only been used in their respective games (i could be forgetting)

Things that don't qualify as zelda items are armor, and swords because there isn't a large selection of armor or swords that have been interchangeable between titles.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:37:55 PM »
5 minutes into the metal gear survive beta (i'm seeing just how bad it is) and i'm questiong the game. WHY IS THERE A CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION SECTION AS IN DEPTH AS RPGS???? I'll be editing and adding more as i go along.

1. So it seems to be structured like an rpg/survival game. You have multiple weapon slots and inventory and such you manage at a hub before going anywhere. Armor and such has stats theres abnormal status etc. Definitely not metal gear.

2. For the beta it only allows you to play salvage missions which are basically defend an excavator while it gathers some type of energy. You can set up barricades and traps and such and you can gather things while defending/ between waves. Materials are used to craft things. Weapons, armor, ammo, traps, barricades, etc. Looks your weapons and armor get damaged from use and attacks. So you have to repair them.

3. The counter intuitive controls remind me of the game Lost Planet. Anyone remember that game? I say that because your character movement is clunky. You have to switch weapons using the D-pad and to use a weapon you have to hold the left trigger to pull it out and then use it, if you let go of the left trigger it puts the weapon away. So really way worse. You also have to stop moving to stop sprinting. After you play one salvage mission it gives you new weapons and such to try out.
4. The inventory and equipment menus are awful. Not only is it ugly, it also feels bad. The "tutorial" is put away in a separate menu that you have to read through if you want to. Lots of bullet points and scrolling which again is designed poorly.

5. I already am tired of playing it so i uninstalled it. not even 2 hours of gameplay. smh.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:03:43 AM »
I finished The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Christmas. It was a lot of fun playing it again. It was one of my favorites when I was growing up.
Link's awakening is one of the zelda games i spent the most time with, i spent hours upon hours upon hours playing that game to death as a child on my original gameboy, and I still hold it as one of my favorite 2d zelda games. Hell i still have my gameboy. Other ones i spent a lot of time are of course minish cap and the oracle games, yet i've never 100% the oracle games because of the need of 2 copies of the game AND the requirement of completing each cartridge 3 times. And i tried finding the codes for items in-game, and that was quite difficult to even find a handful of them.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 21, 2017, 02:56:47 AM »
Just got pubg a couple of days ago, i think its a genuine experience that no other game really offers. Of course it has a learning curve and it actually has no aim assist either, so it's pretty difficult to aim as well. I've been #2 in solo a couple of times so far, the strat is to pick a good landing spot and gear up while avoiding enemies, while this doesn't get me many kills its a survival game so if you land where noone else did you can easily get to the last half of the game. Can feel myself gradually getting better too, i think it's a pretty satisfying experience.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 14, 2017, 04:47:57 AM »
I wonder if I'm the only person that didn't really think Mario Odyssey was super awesome. The only Mario game I really played to completion was Super Mario 64 and that was when I didn't have many other games to play. Of course we're talking when I was young and when I played on the Nintendo 64 still. I just don't have the same interest in trying to beat the game. I will admit that it is fun, but it's not engrossing like Zelda for me. I also played Super Mario Sunshine to completion back when that was around. Part of my problem is that I play Xbox too much now. I've kind of been like an elite gamer for a while. You know the toxic type. And I'm just finally learning how to enjoy playing video games again so excuse me lol

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:40:19 PM »
I hope i'm not the only one who played through samus returns already.
although at the ending my 3ds froze and i lost the progress i had to right after i got the baby metroid. just got to scavenge for all the expansions again lol.
so i must ask, did the game seem kind of short to anyone? or did it feel like the spread of upgrades wasn't consistent? I ended up getting the gravity suit and the plasma beam really close together but i don't know how everyone elses experience felt. I was personally bothered at how they got rid of one of the power bombs main functionalities with the aieon scanner, but i kind of understand the need for it. Maybe? I dunno i think a better design choice for the map might have been to give you the subsequent map for the area once you killed the metroids in that sector. Although i did really like the spider ball trick with the power bombs. that was neat.

So i went through and finished samus returns again and got every expansion, and i found that there IS a hard mode you can play after you beat it once. So i was pleasantly surprised for that. Also encountered a bug when going back through for the expansions. Sometimes if the power up item is just hidden in a block you have to break, it just won't register that it's there. So if anyone encounters that you just have to exit and re-enter the room. Probably related to offscreen entities loading because i also killed an enemy off-screen once and it continued walking forward and was basically a ghost.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 12, 2017, 04:24:50 PM »
I've been playing through Dragon quest 8 on my 3ds, it's pretty good. I got the ability to fly now so the world has really opened up. So i'm basically at the point where I've really got to start farming more hardcore. Really close to 90 minimedals, got the casino running again, and running back through the other towns doing sidequests basically.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: August 10, 2017, 06:12:56 AM »
I had watched the Scarlett Johansson ghost in the shell film with my dad (he just wanted to see her in the bodysuit) and i don't think it was anywhere as bad as some people had made it out to be. It certainly lacked in comparison to the other movies, and I don't remember all details, but i think they focused more on parts that the anime films didn't. for example, the whole deal with the organization trying to control her, i feel like the animated films were much more subtle on that. And the whole deal with her identity, i'm not sure how much of that was canon either.
If any of you have seen it and are familiar with the Ghost in the shell series let me know your thoughts.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:13:32 AM »
well like i said, i thought he had some good points. not that the video itself was particularly outstanding or anything. But i don't know anything about all that artistic stuff, and im not very sharp when it comes to making criticisms or arguments. so lets just say im stupid lol  :ganishka:
jokes or not jokes aside, thanks for your input. I like seeing your varying opinions and i think it helps me become a smarter fan. regardless of how i feel like  :???: sometimes. 

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