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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby OL » Mon May 21, 2018 1:16 am

Haruto wrote: Holy balls! After the excellent Wild Guns Reloaded remake they are hinting at another remake and some ERA users pointing out the logo is similar to Ninja Warriors! My god I hope it's true. The arcade game I hope and not the SNES sequel.
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Seems like it probably will be Ninja Warriors Again, since apparently the devs of Wild Guns Reloaded actually made that back in the day (their site doesn't mention the original Ninja Warriors, but it does show the SNES game).
Always liked it just for graphics and concept's sake, but yeah, it wasn't the greatest of games. The good thing is though, they've already shown they can outright improve on old games like this what with Wild Guns being the way it is. I look forward to seeing what they do with Ninja Warriors.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby Haruto » Mon May 21, 2018 12:17 pm

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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby shredingskin » Thu May 24, 2018 3:24 am

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These types of videos is why I tend to hate all of these videogame "critics", and in some ironic way they reflect the selfgrandiosing aspect of videogames themselves.
Basically all the guy says about how GoW made a "point" is:
- Made escort missions fun (it's not an escort mission, and then it's nothing new, this type of NPC has been used since the TLoU to bioshock infinite).
- Games can tell meaningful stories too. Don't want to judge what people want to consider meaningful or not, but it's pretty much another TLoU clone in a different flavor (and IMO the best part of TLoU is the moral question the game ask at the end, there's none of that here). It screams "mom LOOK this is serious buzzinezz!".
- Don't be afraid to change and follow your dreams or whatever. Yeah, except that the game got changed because the last game sunk in sales, and it copied pretty much the trends of every third person game these days... so hurray to learn I guess ?
-Look singleplayer games still sell: except no one besides "critics" said otherwise, the soulsblood/zelda/mario/persona, every year prove it.
- Another "look mom so artistic" about the game being a continuos shot... OK, it's honestly quite a work (taken from cinema "director's flaunting" because it requires a lot more work and planification to coreograph everything perfectly, that videogames don't really have those physical limitations), and it gives a raw feeling that the games benefits from, good choice.

They try to say these grandiose things, that end up in a couple of stupid bulletpoints with close to no real information, and ends up being just a waste of time for anyone watching.

I know I'm a little bit touchy with these "AAAART" people because I studied art related careers, but fuck, the bar is everyday getting lower every day it seems.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby sand4fish » Thu May 24, 2018 2:38 pm

^ Can't blame them. People tend to be mesmerized on graphics and plot over anything else, trying hard to tie games' cinematic value as close to film, and so validating their hobby as art.

Haven't played it yet, but the vibes I'm getting from the game are the same ones I got from playing Horizon Zero Dawn, terrific on presentation but only okay everywhere else.

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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby Haruto » Thu May 24, 2018 5:17 pm

sand4fish wrote: ^ Can't blame them. People tend to be mesmerized on graphics and plot over anything else, trying hard to tie games' cinematic value as close to film, and so validating their hobby as art.

Haven't played it yet, but the vibes I'm getting from the game are the same ones I got from playing Horizon Zero Dawn, terrific on presentation but only okay everywhere else.

How most AAA games feel these days. I don't dislike all AAA games as just some blanket "hatred" but for me last few years AAA games more or less that I have played just kinda felt the same or just focused on the wrong aspect. Aiming for "cinematic" with a lot of polish on a technical level but rather mediocre gameplay. Why I have leaned more towards indie stuff or smaller budget games. More variety in gameplay. When I say indie I don't mean just some retro inspired 8-bit game. Rocket League is indie as is Project Nimbus,Nex Machina,Astebreed or RiME and Abzu. And just some smaller budgeted but not indie games. Yakuza,ARMS,Gravity Rush 2,Octopath Traveler or Earth Defense Force. Also getting a lot of Shmups on PS4 and Switch this gen.A genre recently revived. I still like some AAA stuff like Mortal Kombat XL or Dues EX Mankind Divided or Persona 5 and more. Just a game like Uncharted,Horizon or any recent Ubisoft open world game and I just get a well polished presentation but gameplay is rather lacking.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby MiTT3NZ » Fri May 25, 2018 12:33 am

That's what AAA's for though. They're the Hollywood blockbusters of the video game industry.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby Haruto » Fri May 25, 2018 4:29 am

I can't believe it! I have done just about everything in this game but after months of trying. I finally did it! I unlocked Kos-Mos! For fun I threw in T-elos as well but she's super easy to get. Kos-Mos I think has the lowest percentage of happening of any of the rare blades. I think it's less than 1%. T-elos being a late edition to the game and Namco hints and recent rumors that those Xenosaga HD port may just happen. .hack GU got an HD port so why not. Hell if Go vacation gets one then why not.

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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby Haruto » Fri May 25, 2018 9:00 pm

Well this came in the mail today.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby AnimeGamer183 » Sat May 26, 2018 12:46 pm

Looks different from the other XBC2 OSTs I ahve seen floating around the past couple days. Is the one in the video below the one you got? Its looks different and im curious which version you have pictured there.

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Also the booklet that came with that OST set had some exciting info in it regarding the future of Xenoblade:

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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby Haruto » Sat May 26, 2018 12:58 pm

The one with the Zohar is 200 bucks. The version I have is 50 bucks. Only difference is packaging and a gold Zohar plus some inserts and a music sheet. Both have the full OST on disc. Gold Zohar also double as a USB stick.If you played the game you already know the connected between 1 and 2. X is only fan theory.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby AnimeGamer183 » Sat May 26, 2018 4:04 pm

I have not played XBC2 yet, the second video wasnt about anything being connected, just that there was an excerpt from the booklet in OST set saying XBCX2 and XBC3 are both on Monolith/Tetsuya Takahashis radar. Just need a formal announcement and I wouldnt doubt if at least one of those is already in the early to mid stages.

IMO Monolith and Xenoblade are at the forefront of JRPG development at this point, taking over Square-Enix and Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest, they have provided quality games in efficient time frames and are proving they are the top dogs of the genre anymore and I couldnt be happier with that fact and this series and Takahashi and his team deserve all the credit they are getting, its a bit of surprise too considering the first Xenoblade wasnt even supposed to come out in the west.

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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby Haruto » Sat May 26, 2018 7:52 pm

RBH I think Falcom and Monolith has bested them since PS2 era.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby shredingskin » Mon May 28, 2018 3:24 am

https://store.steampowered.com/app/8472 ... GAYS_ONLY/

Looks hilarious, hopefully is free (doubt steam will allow it, seems they have been pushing it back).

Seems like it'll cost $1, too much I guess.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby Haruto » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:23 am

Got all the trophies in _Icey_
That game is amazing! It's a 2D mix of Stanley parable and Nier Automata. Great game. Highly recommended and very smartly written. At first I played it straight and did what the narrator did but then I defied him and weird and interesting things would happen. I don't want to spoil them so play for yourself.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Postby Haruto » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:35 am

DMCV is the worst kept secret going into E3 but also hints at Vergil playing a role in the game. All I ask is Vergil gets a new VA> Sorry just didn't like his VA in DMC3.
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