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by Magical_Isopod
April 1st, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1761
Views: 278093

Re: Videogame News

I didn't mean to infer the difficulty or gameplay of DKC Tropical Freeze was juvenile, I meant more the presentation and aesthetic. Compare to the original DKC trilogy, where it had this cool ethereal tone to it... Tropical Freeze feels too "bouncy" and jovial, so the theming of it all totally disen...
by Magical_Isopod
April 1st, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

NoMoreSpearows wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 3:08 am
Oh, that... that is an interesting take. How far are you in Tropical Freeze?
Finished the first World, but I'm not to eager to keep slogging through more of what I've already seen.
by Magical_Isopod
April 1st, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been trying to play DKC Tropical Freeze for the podcast but like... I just don't "get" this game. I don't see what's so great about it, to make it so highly revered. I don't like it as much as the older DKC games, nor do I like it as much as Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. It just kinda f...
by Magical_Isopod
April 1st, 2020, 2:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 13426

Re: Games Completed 2020

#6 - The Room This was a hecking good little puzzle game. I paid a mere $3.43 for it on Switch, and I had a blast. Really stinks that the sequels aren't on Switch (yet?), but I'm glad I gave this one a shot. I needed a chill, no-pressure game after Doom Eternal had my arms going numb from adrenaline...
by Magical_Isopod
April 1st, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Is anyone else finding that since being stuck at home they somehow have less time to play games than before? Bizarre I know, but perversely I seem to have less spare time than when I was out the house for 8 hours a day. I thought to myself, 'OK lockdown, that's not good but I have a ton of games, m...
by Magical_Isopod
March 30th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

And of course, if you'd like to watch some of this and chat with me while I play, I'll be streaming at twitch.tv/pyramidheadcrab . Probably not Doom 64 though, but maybe. Definitely recommended! Enjoyed watching Doom Eternal. Animal Crossing with the odd session on Doom 64 is most of what I’ve done...
by Magical_Isopod
March 29th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Still hammering through Doom Eternal . I've reached the point where it warns you the hub world will be off-limits for the remainder of the campaign, so I'm grinding out challenges and collectables. USUALLY I'm not the sort to do that, but the way Doom Eternal sets it up - a reasonably small number o...
by Magical_Isopod
March 25th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing Doom Eternal. I didn't expect to buy it at launch, but I received $60 in Wal-Mart gift cards as a "thank you" from a data collection panel I was a part of, so I pulled the trigger. Really glad I did. My job's been declared as an "essential service" under the VERY broad definitions ...
by Magical_Isopod
February 29th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Yakuza 0
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: Our next podcast recording (8.3.20) - 409: Yakuza 0

Three Word Review:

Punching Solves Everything
by Magical_Isopod
February 25th, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 13426

Re: Games Completed 2020

I FINALLY beat Yakuza 0 after starting it in December 2017 and picking it up and dropping it many times. This one's hard to talk about because like... It's great, but also kinda bad. The main story is *phenomenal*, and very well produced. But a lot of the side content just feels cheap and poorly-mad...
by Magical_Isopod
February 25th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I beat Yakuza 0 on Sunday, and I wanna get back into Front Mission: Gun Hazard. Sadly, a long patch of work-induced depression has had me feeling little energy with which to game. I'm probably gonna stream Mega Man Zero this week too if I'm not too busy.
by Magical_Isopod
February 24th, 2020, 2:08 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Yakuza 0
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: Our next-but-two podcast recording (8.3.20) - 409: Yakuza 0

I'm writing this fresh off of FINALLY finishing Yakuza 0, after starting it over 2 years ago. To put my thoughts succinctly... Yakuza 0 is a very good 15 hour game bloated into a 60 hour game. That I invested nearly 80 hours into this game, only to achieve 34.5% completion is rather telling of my fr...
by Magical_Isopod
February 17th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5023

Re: All things Mega Man

Personally I find it a bit restricting coming from games like Metal Slug etc. It was quite frustrating at first not being able to shoot upwards or diagonally, but I suppose the games are built around that mechanic and would be considerably easier if you had 8, or even just 4 way shooting. Give Mega...
by Magical_Isopod
February 17th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5023

Re: All things Mega Man

Open question since some of you are currently revisiting the series: What do you make of the fact that Mega Man can only ever shoot horizontally and straight forward? It doesn't bother me because it's not true. ;D Special weapons are often specifically designed to work around this issue. Zero doesn...
by Magical_Isopod
February 17th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5023

Re: All things Mega Man

Something that blows my mind:

Mega Man games release every year or two for 8 games straight.

Then 12 years between 8 and 9.
Then 1 year between 9 and 10.
Then 9 years between 10 and 11.

What a weird release schedule.
by Magical_Isopod
February 17th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'm gonna play Front Mission: Gun Hazard today and try and complete it this week. It's been on my backlog longer than any other game, and I wanna hear that amazing OST.
by Magical_Isopod
February 12th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I liked the stories in both Wolfenstein New games, but the first one was kind of a wave-based slog and the second one was just... Kind of bad. Especially at launch.
by Magical_Isopod
February 11th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9171
Views: 1175335

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I rented Astral Chain, and that game is excellent. Like. A rare Platinum game that actually had substance behind the style. I see a lot of commonalities between this one and Nier Automata, so I suspect there's a similar dev team. I'm definitely gonna buy this one, but I'll wait to see if it goes on ...
by Magical_Isopod
February 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Simulator Games Discussion Simulator
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Simulator Games Discussion Simulator

Hello Video Game Connoisseurs, I was looking into some industrial software for work, and I found one that's an (undoubtedly overpriced) simulation software from Simutech for industrial electrical troubleshooting - something my job requires but I have little experience with. Yikes. But I'm curious to...
by Magical_Isopod
January 27th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1761
Views: 278093

Re: Videogame News

https://twitter.com/PlayApex/status/122 ... 43457?s=09

This new trailer for Apex Legends is absolutely amazing. Don't read the comments, go in blind. I love this.