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by KSubzero1000
January 23rd, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 142
Views: 6367

Re: Death Stranding

And Hot Coldman too, or maybe that's also a code name? Well spotted, I think that's supposed to be his actual name. There's no explanation or thematic significance to it either, so that one is just dumb. Peace Walker's writing is really poor overall and I tend to ignore it which explains why I didn...
by KSubzero1000
January 23rd, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 142
Views: 6367

Re: Death Stranding

With comics the names are usually descriptive monikers that have been adopted by the characters themselves to reflect their physical appearance or supernatural powers. But with Kojima the ridiculous names also appear to be the actual names. If Kojima had worked at DC then Harvey Dent would have bee...
by KSubzero1000
January 23rd, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 142
Views: 6367

Re: Death Stranding

It isn’t Kojima’s themes that I take issue with; it’s the very literal way that he portrays them in his games. Ah yes, that makes sense. I understand your point a lot better now. Looks like I went on a whole cultural tangent that wasn't quite necessary after all! I don't really have that same issue...
by KSubzero1000
January 23rd, 2020, 2:04 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

??? All I said was that I took issue with your sense of humor at times. I don't think I've hidden it, have I? It's not the end of the world, just a personality difference between us. I would have stopped talking to you a long time ago if I had such a negative opinion of you as you seem to think I ha...
by KSubzero1000
January 22nd, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

The stick can go anywhere as discussed which is nice. But I do tend to play pad more often again out of convenience. If you want to play with the pad and prefer using the analogue stick when doing so, then I really think the PS4 version might be the best possible choice here. On the 360 the analogu...
by KSubzero1000
January 22nd, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8993
Views: 1110598

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

That is quite the vertical slice of quality content.

Could be a lot worse! :P
by KSubzero1000
January 22nd, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

One important difference worth mentioning is that the PS4 version of Ikaruga actually has digital controls unlike the others. I think we went over it a few months ago in more detail. Haze, I don't know if you still play on PS4 these days or whether or not your arcade stick would mitigate the issue o...
by KSubzero1000
January 22nd, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

hazeredmist wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 3:44 pm
Stan? You around Stan? We're gonna need that second thread mate... :P
He was ahead of all of us THE ENTIRE TIME. :P
by KSubzero1000
January 22nd, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 142
Views: 6367

Re: Death Stranding

Flabyo wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 3:20 pm
For me it’s not so much what Kojima is trying to say, but that he’s not very good at saying it.
That's perfectly fair, I just think there's a wider cultural issue and some questionable double standards at play here.
by KSubzero1000
January 22nd, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

clippa wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 3:10 pm
icky booger
I know you think you're being hilariously anti-establishment, but this is just dumb. Plain and simple.

If you could find a way to make your case for the PC version of Ikaruga without resorting to pre-school terminology and disingenuous half-truths, that'd be great.
by KSubzero1000
January 22nd, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

Ikaruga is brilliant, albeit very different from basically any other shmup out there.

Incredibly rewarding experience if it clicks with you, just don't expect anything even remotely resembling, say, DoDonPachi Resurrection or Neko Navy.
by KSubzero1000
January 22nd, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 142
Views: 6367

Re: Death Stranding

Kojima's 6th form philosophies I'd like to push back on this a little, if that's okay. I would argue that philosophy is being unfairly singled out when it comes to media criticism. There are plenty of movies and other pieces of media that repeatedly get some basic scientific facts wrong, sometimes ...
by KSubzero1000
January 21st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 1705

Re: Games Completed 2020

A bit late to the Devil May Cry 2 conversation, but did we ever find out why the game came out so underwhelming? Was it a case of Capcom being surprised by the first games success and pumping out a sequel or was it something else? Capcom was definitely surprised by the success of the first DMC and,...
by KSubzero1000
January 20th, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

Sorry I haven't gotten around to write my Top 25 down, mate. I'm just not sure I even have an informed opinion on 25 different shmups in the first place, let alone a ranking! :( I do have some clear favorites, so I'm gonna have to sit down one of these days and see what I come up with. PS: I like th...
by KSubzero1000
January 20th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8993
Views: 1110598

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

@Ksub - how is 'Hike the Faroe Islands!" going? ...Is that... Are you talking Death Stranding here? :lol: If so, I haven't played it recently. I've been distracted by a lot of different things and I never feel like I have the time to properly sit down and give this game the concentration it deserve...
by KSubzero1000
January 18th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

Yes, well done. Congrats to you both on the 1CCs!
by KSubzero1000
January 18th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Battle Garegga
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Battle Garegga

Excellent post. I bought this game more or less on a whim when I was ordering Ketsui, which is rather out of character for me. Very glad I did, though. Fascinating game, very different from the usual CAVE stuff, but no less brilliant in its own way. I only played a little bit of it though and found ...
by KSubzero1000
January 17th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Replies: 57
Views: 3175

Re: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

Image

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I don't want to admit how long it took me.
by KSubzero1000
January 17th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Successful Spiritual Successors
Replies: 18
Views: 209

Re: Successful Spiritual Successors

It is an interesting topic, but yeah, it does beg the question of what differentiates a spiritual successor from simply a game in the same niche sub-genre. I hear Bloodstained and Wargroove are both really good, though I haven't played either. Horizon Chase Turbo is great too, does that count? Redou...
by KSubzero1000
January 16th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85812

Re: Shmups

I have ESP to come and that is going to drain my dollar for the foreseeable. I shouldn't even be buying that but it's pretty hard to not get caught up in the hype. I know my suggestions have a tendency to result in the polar opposite outcome thanks to all the chest-beating rugged individualism floa...