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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: January 14, 2019, 04:13:03 PM »
Names were changed so as not to directly incite a legal battle with his former employer. Hence "epistle 3" instead of "episode 3."
Sorry i'm a bit slow sometimes. And it's been a LONG time since i've played half life 2.

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:30:14 PM »
You must have missed when the former lead writer for the Half Life series effectively leaked HL2: Episode 3's script, and Valve did nothing to stop it. That shit is dead, man.
Uhhh.... So.... How does that script relate to episode 2 because i thought alex was a girl, and what about morgan? i guess its basically written like a parallel? or am i just not understanding?

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: January 13, 2019, 12:35:59 AM »
Has everyone given up on half life 3 or portal 3 or for that matter any future valve games (THAT AREN'T CARD GAMES :mozgus:) I guess im still looking forward to half life 3 but hope seems to be going away as I increasingly worry on Lord Gaben's counting abilities.
Half life 3 is like.... Everyone wants it, but everyone knows not to expect it. To me it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when in the next 20 years will it happen. So if you wantto consider me as someone who's given up on it, that's cool.

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:37:41 AM »
By "debut" I don't mean showing a title card, I mean showing substantial footage for the first time. Nintendo has done that and then released the game within 6 months of that moment a few times in the past. So my point is that just because we only have a title card right now doesn't mean it's not possible for Nintendo to show it off at E3 and then release it that same calendar year. They don't adhere to the long-tail hype cycle of other publishers. Case in point, CD Projeckt Red. Witcher 3 first "debuted" in 2013, but the game didn't come out for another 2 years. And need I mention Crackdown 3?  :ganishka:

Well Bandai-Namco is a well-known publisher, but their Singapore development team is basically unproven. They've put out two games (and the last was Mario Sports or some shit). My heart tells me to keep expectations low. It feels to me like Nintendo farmed this one out.
Nah i understand the point you were making i was just checking the development cycle of the other prime games to check whether expecting it this year was actually believable or not.
And given that information about the branch of bandai namco i now see your concern. That's.... really poor decision making on their part.

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:14:07 AM »
Given that the developer is rumored to be Bandai-Namco, hopes are slim that it'll be spectacular. But as to the release date, it just leaked earlier today to be Nov 29. But we'll see if that pans out. Nintendo has debuted and released them within 6 months several times in recent memory. So 2019 isn't crazy at all.
Right, but they announced that it was *now in development* in... 2017 right?
Metroid prime started development in 2000, and released in november of 2002... Well okay i'll accept it lol.
I mean it had better be spectacular considering how badly people wanted it, i'm not very aware of all of the developers and all of the goings ons, but why do you say that about it probably not being spectacular because it's being developed by bandai? Is it just because they work on a lot of games or do they have a history of not making good games for other companies?

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:11:01 PM »
Y'all heard the rumours of metroid prime 4 coming out late this year? What do y'all think of that? I personally don't think it will come out until 2020, and i hope they don't rush it, but i'm still super excited for the game.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 02, 2019, 06:20:56 AM »
So of course I been playing smash ultimate, but i also bought Chasm after christmas. (my cousin got me an eshop giftcard) and i am quite pleased with chasm. i'm currently trolling through the areas i've cleared trying to fill in the rest of my bestiary before heading into the final area. I really enjoy the game to be honest, you need a good mastery of your movement and attack speed to maneuver around your enemies, and when farming them for items you tend to forsake your armor for more luck stat so knowing their attack patterns is important too.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:10:10 PM »
Finally unlocked all of the fighters in world of light last night, and stopped playing just before doing the true ending, not sure what to do before i do the true ending so i'm just kinda not gonna do it lol. The movement in this game is a bit awkward, and i don't even like the character i used to man, smash ultimate is a bit weird. Also the online structure is kind of crappy imo but its whatever i guess. getting put into 4 player battles when you put your preferred rules on 1 on 1 isn't exactly ideal

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:34:15 AM »
Picked up Super Smash Bros Ultimate this morning and working on unlocking all of the fighters. Friend code is SW-2538-3479-0495 for anyone down to Smash.
:guts: same. my FC is 1288-0327-3123. Working through world of light. I have about half the map unlocked. hopin this will be better than subspace

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:14:26 AM »
Do yourself a favor and play the Dreamcast game. It's old so the graphics have aged and the gameplay is clunkier than in the PS2 game, but from a design and story perspective it's miles above. Characters, story and dialogue are directly all from Miura.
I emulated that game first thing when i found out berserk games existed. It was definitely worth it.
The ps2 game has superior gameplay though.

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Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:11:47 AM »
There's a lot of controversy regarding the Online service if you Google it. So maybe they'll wise up, but... I'm not counting on it.
It's even worse that online play for the Switch was free until just a few months ago, so needless to say, yeah, I get why people are pissed.
My only problem is that they don't have dedicated servers for games like smash. Other than that i think most of the "controversy" is people being whiney little shits. I'm not saying the online service is good, i'm just saying they told us that it would be a paid service long before the switch came out, AND postponed its launch, giving us free online for a time.

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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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