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by Magical_Isopod
May 15th, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3913
Views: 640079

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Stanshall wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 6:22 pm
How bout that Paper Metroid at the end of the trailer?

What that means?

:O
Federation Force 2 confirmed.
by Magical_Isopod
May 14th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9654
Views: 1385415

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing Final Fantasy 13-2 bit by bit, and my thoughts from my previous commentary are still valid. Why does nobody talk about this game? It's excellent! I'm liking this one far, far more than FF7R, and while FF13 was p bad, this sequel is great! Also been playing A Link Between Worlds, an...
by Magical_Isopod
May 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9654
Views: 1385415

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I finished the End of Zoe DLC for RE7, and it was pretty good. But I definitely think it would have been more impactful had I played it closer to the release of the original. Alas. Really interested to see what RE8 might look like. I also started Final Fantasy XIII-2 and uh... I'm kinda pleasantly s...
by Magical_Isopod
May 11th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2063
Views: 386140

Re: What's Out This Week?

ratsoalbion wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Yeah, Steam and the eShop get dozens of new games each week in particular.
And i swear half of them exist solely to obscure games actually worth one's time.
by Magical_Isopod
May 11th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2063
Views: 386140

Re: What's Out This Week?

Looks like we're getting deep into "Is anything coming out?" territory. Lots of re-releases, DLC and expansion content there. I'm excited for Apex Season 5, but I really wish Respawn and EA were a little more forthcoming about balance changes and Battle Pass content BEFORE the season comes out, so I...
by Magical_Isopod
May 10th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9654
Views: 1385415

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Nier Automata reminds me of really good surrealist art, like at a gallery or something. You may not necessarily know what's going on, but you know it means *something*, and the lack of a clear message or direction lets the viewer project whatever meaning they please upon it. It's a very, very hard s...
by Magical_Isopod
May 10th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9654
Views: 1385415

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I finished the Epilogue chapter of Trials of Mana, and while I'm glad I did... It felt kinda shoehorned, to pad out the experience a bit. It wasn't bad or anything, but they added a subplot out of nowhere about an encounter with a recurring series villain, and it felt at odds with the rest of the pl...
by Magical_Isopod
May 8th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 936
Views: 133094

Re: Retro gaming

I was playing one of the older Mega Man games, and it got me thinking, "Where do instant death spikes even come from?" I was curious if I could identify a through-line to their ubiquity.
by Magical_Isopod
May 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 936
Views: 133094

Re: Retro gaming

C&R crew, what was the first video game *ever* to feature instant-death spikes?
by Magical_Isopod
May 8th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 936
Views: 133094

Re: Retro gaming

Nice pickups! Have you played Rondo before? If not, I'd definitely recommend playing one of the original releases first if you can (the Wii VC version is fantastic). It's surprisingly cinematic and really benefits from being played on a TV. What a great package that release is though for PSP and th...
by Magical_Isopod
May 7th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 494
Views: 73344

Re: Games Completed 2020

#10 - Trials of Mana (2020) How was the difficulty? I've heard a few things about it being too easy. I felt that the difficulty on Hard should have been the Normal, and even on hard, it wasn't too taxing until like the last third of the game. But it wasn't so easy that the game completely lacked an...
by Magical_Isopod
May 7th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9654
Views: 1385415

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

This is going to sound absolutely wild, but your username came up in a dream I had last night. I think it was the name of a nuclear bomb? But I asked myself in the dream, "Is he Alex, born 1979 in the UK, or model 79uk of the Alex series of drones?" I thought that amusing to share. How strange, hah...
by Magical_Isopod
May 7th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 494
Views: 73344

Re: Games Completed 2020

Suits wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 10:18 am
dezm0nd wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 9:44 am
I was expecting a stinker and it somehow went below that low bar.
You're well prepared to get back into football then.
I'm just sitting here waiting for Bolton to get back in the EPL.
by Magical_Isopod
May 7th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1896
Views: 347428

Re: Videogame News

I was a really, really big fan of Mass Effect after the first one, but my interest gradually waned as the series went on. ME1 was definitely my favourite, because it set up so many amazing avenues for the plot to go forward... But I feel like ME2 was a step in absolutely the wrong direction. I liked...
by Magical_Isopod
May 7th, 2020, 12:40 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9654
Views: 1385415

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I wanna know who's raising these people to become such antisocial little shits. Maybe we need a behavioral tax since money is the only thing people understand nowadays. Yeah, I end up muting people quite often on Rocket League. I let a goal in once and my team mate said he hoped my family got cance...
by Magical_Isopod
May 6th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 494
Views: 73344

Re: Games Completed 2020

#10 - Trials of Mana (2020) Oh my god, this game... I LOVED it. This is exactly what a remake should be - something that respects and reverse the source material enough to leave many of the original ideas in tact, but recreated with modern technology in mind. The original Seiken Densetsu 3 has alway...
by Magical_Isopod
May 5th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Favourite Game! (per console)
Replies: 23
Views: 1064

Re: Your Favourite Game! (per console)

I'm going to do like a Top 5 (roughly in order), because I can, and putting just one doesn't do a good enough job highlighting my love for certain games. And I'll also be using the BEST VERSION (or simply the version I own; not including simple remasters) of each game, so for instance, Final Fantasy...
by Magical_Isopod
May 4th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9654
Views: 1385415

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Plus, it pushes the classic series forward in a few ways - its the origin of the shop, theres honest to god cut scenes, and I looooooove what they did with the stage select screens. Tiny things, but they make the game stand out to me. I also have a good deal of Nostalgia for mega man II on the game...
by Magical_Isopod
May 4th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 494
Views: 73344

Re: Games Completed 2020

#9 - Mega Man IV (Gameboy) Can I just start by saying that this is probably the best of the 8-bit Mega Man games? I absolutely LOVED this one. That's obviously going to take some justification. Firstly, and I had no idea until I finished the first 4 robot masters... This isn't a port of Mega Man 4 o...
by Magical_Isopod
May 3rd, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9654
Views: 1385415

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I actually did go back and play Mega Man 4 on the PS2 version of the Anniversary Collection. And you know what? Not a bad game at all. I've said it before, but the remixed music on Anniversary Collection in particular is *phenomenal*, and it's a crying shame that it's never been reused elsewhere - y...