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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:46:10 PM »
Yeah, it's a very imbalanced game, I've discovered. There's a lot of junk food, but too few meals, if you know what I mean. The game sorely needs an editor to call the shots of what they should include, not just what they could include. I get the impression they kept adding features during the open-beta portion of development and simply never scaled it back for full release to make a cohesive game.

Sigh... There's a lot to like, but I'd personally have preferred a more focused action-RPG than the sprawling MMO-style game that it ended up being.
I get you. It really seems to be a cluttered and confusing mess at times while at others it's very clear cut and straightforward. It's easy to lose sight of your original intentions after 3 years of development.
 
 I mean heck look at warframe, it's obviously a very polished game graphics wise, yet they still keep making huge changes and huge additions to the game. Archwing they left behind dead, and the lack of endgame content, they're very unclear on what they want warframe to be. Imagine if this game took longer to develop. Crosscode would be way worse if it took another year or 2.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 23, 2018, 01:32:09 AM »
There are two kids on my son's bus that have Fortnite backpacks and matching sweaters. That game has barely even been out a year and it's already being merchandised to hell. What an insane phenomenon...

Something about being sick and/or irradiated is what brings people to CrossCode  :ganishka: Glad you're enjoying it. I haven't played in a few days because Faj'ra temple is so goddamned long. I thought I beat it, and then was told I was only halfway through :magni: so I put it down for a bit ... Still, as frustrating as some puzzles are, many are just brilliantly executed.

 :ganishka: Halfway to heaven. The second part of that dungeon is really the challenging part tbh. Also when you finally get to the top floor, make sure you don't overlook ANY room. That seems to be how they get everyone stuck XD just the design of the world in cross code is so confusing sometimes.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:52:06 PM »
Meanwhile, my son has been less and less interested in games these days. He gets to play them on weekends, and recently when I ask if he wants to play something, it's "Nah, I want to build legos." Which is cool with me, but his birthday is a few weeks away, and I've got Megaman 11 on the Switch already wrapped and ready to show off to him.  So he'd better work up an appetite soon  :mozgus:
Damn kids these days don't even like video games anymore.  :ganishka: Lets be glad he's not obsessed with fortnite.

 Stupidly hating on a game aside, I did finally pick up cross code. And aside from the really long sessions i tend to play of it *i'm fucking obsessed with doing every sidequest and chest hunting is hard!* i got through the Faj'ra temple the other day and since then i decided to take a couple of days break. I don't want to rush my way through this game!
 *on a side note it's mostly been becasuse i've been kinda sick that i haven't played it again yet to be honest. Weather change head cold bullshit.*

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Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:55:37 AM »
I mean, isn't it just going to be Smash 4 Deluxe with a bigger roster? As a Zelda/Mega Man/Souls fiend I'm a total hypocrite for saying so, but get over it, Smash fans! You're just going to conclude it's not as good as Melee anyway. :carcus:
lol i personally don't care about melee. Without wavedashing (which was a bug) melee was slower than brawl. I'm just excited for dark samus, ridley, young link, etc. I mainly play marth so his changes are gonna be fun too. And it'll be more fast paced than even smash 4 was which i'm really excited for. Even the music is extremely hype. Have you HEARD the gangplank galleon? https://youtu.be/WiH0Nifzovk
Honestly i'm just really excited for it. It's cool if you guys aren't but don't make light of it!

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Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 13, 2018, 01:04:35 AM »
Just spitballing here: It could be for the people who don't need to fit it into their pockets.

Well that's why I called it "xl." They can upgrade it in a number of ways, not the least of which would be an enhanced screen whether that means bigger or not.

Those aren't enough for everyone, myself included. It's been a long while since I regularly played my Switch.
Yeah my sister is the only one who plays my switch rn. But once smash rolls around i will be obsessed with it.

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Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 11, 2018, 07:06:51 PM »
No one can be sure of anything yet. Even Nintendo is still weighing the options for upgrades, according to the article.

As for small hardware changes to counteract piracy, those happen pretty regularly with consoles. But such changes wouldn't be "a way to maintain sales momentum" as this article indicates. That's something only a new or revised model could do. Anyway, two years into the console's life, it's pretty easy to guess at an "xl" version of the Switch on the horizon, particularly given Nintendo's handheld history. Lower cost for the base model, slightly better screen, slightly better performance for the "xl" sounds about right to me.

Personally, I think any slump in sales for the Switch are more likely to be software related than sticker shock. Because aside from Smash and Pokemon, there's been a dearth of major first-party software announcements. Hitting 2017 running with 2 amazing first-party titles was a great move that clearly paid off on the interim, but the long view has been looking spotty as a result -- hence slower sales. You can tell from the past few Directs that Nintendo has been leaning into their growing third-party lineup (I mean fuck, it finally happened for them!), but those are at best appetizers while most of us wait for more main courses to be served up.

I don't know about an XL version. The switch as is already barely fits into pockets, any larger and i feel like it would be stupid and annoying to lug around. I could see them upgrading the system in general with just overall better performance and battery life.
As for smash and pokemon, once those games drop the switch will surely either be flying off of shelves again, or have a pretty steady sale rate for the next year or two. I still haven't gotten switch online because i'm waiting on smash personally.

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Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:59:51 PM »
Are you sure they aren't just going to put in the new chipset like they were talking about before? They had released a revision quietly earlier this year that blocked most of the homebrew without changing the chipset so. [Here's a reference video i pulled up so you can double check that statement. He even says it within the 1st minute. https://youtu.be/7tovPBY149I

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:54:55 PM »
In order of current progress/playtime/interest:

Metroid: Samus Returns - I can see why Aaz got bored, it's good but kind of the same throughout so far, and I've taken out like a third to half the metroids.

Yeah that game is pretty monotonous except for boss fights and metroid battles. Even then the metroid battles get stale pretty quickly. I really think AM2R did better with the design of it's boss arenas.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 05, 2018, 07:50:09 AM »
Honestly wish Sakurai would make an updated kirby's air-ride. City trial was the fricking best. Like i would pay 40$ for just an updated city trial mode.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 02, 2018, 07:23:52 AM »
I'm trying the demo on your recommendation and it's indeed very much like Seiken Densetsu, and aesthetically and sonically reminds me of Chrono Trigger as well. Not bad company!

BTW folks, how much would you pay a month for access to Nintendo's classic game library (whatever that is to you, from NES-Wii)? As in, what would you need included and then what price would be too high?
I played the demo too, and while i had no problem running the demo (it ran nicely and smoothly) i checked if i can run it and it said that i'm just slightly lower than the minimal requirements. so i'm not actually sure if i would be able to run the game or not.

As for the nintendo question, if i could really get ANY game from any nintendo system from wii and past, then a reasonable price would easily be 5-15$ a month. ESPECIALLY if i could get them on my switch. There are a good number of games that i never got to play or never owned so considering the large library they have and how good their games are i think it would easily be worth it.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 30, 2018, 07:31:04 AM »
So two whole days after taking twenty years to beat Super Metroid, I beat Metroid Zero Mission!

Now it's back to Metroid Fusion, and maybe even Samus Returns if I can repair my 3DS by cannibalizing another for parts.
That's great to hear that you got around to it and then even beat zero mission. as for your 3ds problem, you consider just buying a 2ds? they're really cheap and you can probably recover your account onto the system.

I have a mostly free weekend for the first time in a while, so I picked up something on the recommendation of a friend: CrossCode. It's an action-RPG in the vein of Secret of Mana, but with a huge MMO-like world.
Holy crap that looks amazing. I see it's launching from steam. I wonder if they would consider putting it on the switch.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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