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Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
« Reply #1770 on: March 28, 2020, 10:35:12 PM »
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Now that Borderlands 3 is finally on Steam, I've been playing it, and, *sighs*. It's fine. It's okay. Not horrid. It's a Borderlands game, for better AND for worse.

I have no idea if I'll finish it at all though; it's rapidly turning into a tryhard version of Borderlands 2.

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Combined with a lot of story decisions concerning the gen 1 and 2 vault hunters that flat out anger me (THEY MURDERED MY GAL MAYA!), the writing of this game is really starting to grate. I kind of hope a mod emerges that somehow cuts all the spoken dialog and rewrites the subtitles so that it's less "forty year old writer trying to pretend to be an edgy teenager" and just settles for being a competent open world looter shooter, because I really do love the core gameplay loop. I just... am not overly fond of everything else, particularly the villains, who just annoy and irritate me where Handsome Jack entertained. And the Calypsos don't annoy me in a way that moves me to kill them, they just annoy me in a way that makes me want to put the game down and keep it down.
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Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
« Reply #1771 on: March 29, 2020, 10:44:26 AM »
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It's really unfortunate but they decided to play it safe with borderlands 3. The fault lies with the head of Gearbox studios Randy Pitchford. Borderlands 3 was the game people were clambering for ever since the Pre-Sequel, but because they played it safe our expectations had been dashed away. Jimquisition talks about Randy Pitchford in one of his videos and goes into details about they guy himself. To put it in simpler terms the man-child needs some help in the psychiatric department. Jim also did another video that talked about Borderlands 3 in general. It was a neutral video so there wasn't any judgements in it per usual. But it talked about the issues (especially the humour aspect or lack thereof) in the game itself. The humour in Borderlands 3 was made for a very specific demograph which is why it isn't hitting all the high notes with Borderlands fans. I personally did enjoy the game but it does leave a lot to be desired. Especially when it comes to its lack of traditional borderlands humour. That and the art style with the long-time characters isn't all that great either.
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Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
« Reply #1772 on: March 30, 2020, 09:20:48 PM »
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Civvie11 makes fun of Randy Pitchford a lot, especially in his videos of Build Engine games, and the one about Aliens: Colonial Marines. His channel is one of my favorites.
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« Reply #1773 on: March 31, 2020, 12:34:21 AM »
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Civvie11 makes fun of Randy Pitchford a lot, especially in his videos of Build Engine games, and the one about Aliens: Colonial Marines. His channel is one of my favorites.

Aliens: Colonial Marines. Now there's another shit storm right there. And everybody was so looking forward to that title as well.
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Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
« Reply #1774 on: April 12, 2020, 08:53:43 PM »
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I’m currently on my third play through of Metroid: Samus Returns, playing Fusion Mode with 0% power ups.
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Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
« Reply #1775 on: April 13, 2020, 07:13:08 AM »
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I’m enjoying the FF7 remake quite a bit. I’m about ten hours in, so far I feel like Square completely nailed it.

The aspect of the game I wasn’t sold on after playing the demo was the battle system. At first it felt like simplistic button mashing, but after playing it more I now see how they basically tried to modernize the old turn based ATB system with a real time version of it that still retains a lot of that old battle system’s core mechanics. It’s actually great, I look forward to every single combat encounter.

I won’t spoil anything, but speaking of the visuals, this game includes some of the most jaw dropping scenery I’ve ever seen in a video game. I’ve never been so mesmerized by simply looking up.

I love all the new takes on the classic soundtrack. That soundtrack has aged like wine.

I’m really glad I played through the original one recently (at least disc 1), it really puts the fantastic work on the remake into context. So far, the remake is more than worthy of its name.

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« Reply #1776 on: April 15, 2020, 11:56:45 PM »
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« Reply #1777 on: April 19, 2020, 07:30:01 AM »
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Touhou Rock Maiden FC 2... looks and plays exactly like the real Mega Man 5 and even borrowed one whole stage from the real deal! Though it falls to the weak of originality it's still a considerable love-fueled work for diehard Mega Man fans.

Experienced Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Early Access demo for a while, and when toying around the save data I found save data majorly compatible with Touhou Luna Nights' except for some minor changes in several flag strings; couldn't get past the initial stage available for demo as it's currently the only stage works in the map
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Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
« Reply #1778 on: April 19, 2020, 08:05:03 PM »
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Finally made it to Ridley in Samus Returns, playing Fusion mode on 0%. The Metroid Queen was tough, but definitely the most enjoyable boss fight of the game.

While it's cool they put
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in the game, I feel it would've been stronger to let the credits roll, then have the play pick up the console and play the prologue to Super Metroid. This would mean that new information would not be introduced specifically into SR388's canon and the player could still roam freely with
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to collect power ups throughout the maps. I almost feel like the addition of the Tourian music, with the ability to walk directly back to Samus' gunship would've been creepier than adding another boss in. But it is cool that your friend assists you in the final battle.
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« Reply #1779 on: April 20, 2020, 11:35:40 AM »
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I've only ever finished Samus Returns once. Personally Ridley shouldn't have been in the game. The original Metroid II had nothing to do with the space pirates at all, but I guess they were looking at incorporating the Prime series into the main series (why we see Ridley only partially covered in his cyber armour). I also wasn't fond of the digger boss, specifically the whole 'bomb your way to it before the panning screen kills you dead' crap  >:(  I hated that segment, especially since I had to juggle between moving around quickly and using the radar function to know where to go without being trapped and killed. THAT should NOT have been in the game. Metroid isn't that kind of game. And considering the game's size in would've made more sense to leave out the clock mechanism and just treat it like the Prime games instead; Map coverage and item collection rates. Another thing I thought made the game less endearing was the aesthetic look to the environments. Primarily the Chozo bits. In my opinion they looked way too advanced and recent when they should have been like their original Metroid II counterpart; Ancient, ruinous and decaying, no advanced technology except for the artefacts you need to traverse. I also feel they emphasised too much on an Egyptian-esque look rather then what we see in the firsts three games (specifically Super Metroid which is more Mayan/Aztec themed). To me, while Samus Returns was okay it just wasn't the official Metroid II remake I was hoping to experience. I think they could have done things differently.
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« Reply #1780 on: April 20, 2020, 11:48:24 PM »
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@X I’m not even sure why they needed to include Ridley. It was always obvious that the Primes occurred between Metroid ZM>Metroid 2... Despite what certain individuals may have said in the past. It’s also clear that Ridley doesn’t die in Prime 3, and he’s not cloned until Other M, meaning SM’s Ridley has to be Prime 3’s (as ZM ends with a completely Meta Ridley).

I think it was more to promote Ridley in Smash at the time, while giving Oldschool gamers something new, which they didn’t necessarily want given the amount of games we’ve seen Ridley in and given the Metroid Queen has only featured in 2 games.

I completely disagree re: the Diggernaut sequences, as most of the blocks you’re referring to can be shot with the wave beam well in advance of morphballing through. You can also tap the touchscreen to go directly in and out of morphball, making it heaps quicker. I think the diggernaut fight itself is also great, it’s very rhythmic imo.

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« Reply #1782 on: May 02, 2020, 09:17:59 AM »
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I recently bought River City Girls and played through quite a bit of the game. Needless to say it's addictive and I'll be hoping back on momentarily  ;D

But yeah, the opening song for the game is somewhat generic as it sounds very similar to the song from Shantae: half genie hero. personally I think they could have done something different in order to better differentiate it, and thus, make it stand apart better. But other then that RCG is fun and it's much easier to get into then its NES predecessor.
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« Reply #1783 on: May 02, 2020, 01:32:53 PM »
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The fire emblem games for 3DS; as well as Three houses.

Also Link's awakening for switch.

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« Reply #1784 on: May 18, 2020, 08:18:59 PM »
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The fire emblem games for 3DS; as well as Three houses.

Also Link's awakening for switch.

FE Awakening is an awesome game, one of my preferred 3ds titles.

After completing Metroid Samus Returns on 0% Fusion mode, I'm also currently on Zelda LA for Switch.

I didn't initially dig the art style in the trailer, but it actually looks fantastic in real time and the new enhanced graphics are beautiful. I like that the AI has been enhanced too. A minor gripe I have is that the controls can feel laggy when docked and Link's hitbox is far from perfect. Imo, they should've used ALBW's engine to subvert this and allow diagonal dashing. Not having this makes the game feel old, but I also know a lot of purists would probably crucify changes. 

I played the original DX version years ago, and while I liked it a lot, I only ever thought the color dungeons were moderately challenging. As such, this run I'm doing with 3 hearts only and no tunic upgrades (despite having finished the Color Dungeon). I'm currently at the boss on Catfish's Maw. A solid game overall.
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