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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 February, 2016, 08:43:44 am
In an effort to get me to get back here daily/more often, here's a game topic! Its also a way to keep me somewhat sane while the work and class combo wears away at me.

SFV came out and I've only gotten a chance to play it once but I dig the feel. I'm not sure if I like it more than IV yet from a mechanics perspective, but I dig the V-Trigger and actions a lot. I'm excited to play more of it. Its also served as a way to show me that I'm pretty much divorced from what's considered good or important in a game anymore because the lack of modes for full price thing didn't bother me in the slightest. I get why people are mad and I'm not even saying they're wrong for feeling like its not worth the money, I just don't even remotely care.

I completed the Souls and Pals playthrough recently to prepare for Dark Souls III, including lots of thrilling co-op with Youef and Random where they helped me beat the game with my hilariously shitty build. I look forward to when the game drops in Japan so I can scour every possible piece of boss information since I can't wait much longer. That's been about it console wise. Its been all handheld and a little old PC games. I'm at the very end of Paper Jam, and while its got a bit of unneeded padding I dug it a lot, mostly on the strength of its battle system and boss fights. Conquest is good so far. All of these games are basically just holding me over until the release of an old ass Game Boy game that has me unreasonably excited and for SMT IV Final to not come out.

stay tuned for more observations about beating my friend in sfv and waxing nostalgic about pokemon red


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Post by: Maniac on 23 February, 2016, 09:54:14 am
there's a SFV tournament on my birthday and i haven't even touched it yet, who would you recommend for me to play


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 February, 2016, 10:26:05 am
depends on playstyle i guess but karin is my favorite so far

i see you as a f.a.n.g. guy and i am unable to articulate why


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Post by: Random on 23 February, 2016, 11:11:56 am
I finally recruited you in XCOM 2. You're going to be my backup Psi Op. I think it suits you.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 February, 2016, 11:30:15 am
This pleases me.

I'm a robot guy apparently in my other friend's playthrough so that's cool too.

I want XCOM 2.


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Post by: Random on 23 February, 2016, 11:49:40 am
Youef is my backup medic. Blaze is one of my top grenadiers and ILS is my top sniper.

It's a fun game, you should play it.


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Post by: Maniac on 23 February, 2016, 12:30:44 pm
depends on playstyle i guess but karin is my favorite so far

i see you as a f.a.n.g. guy and i am unable to articulate why

dude's voiced by the narrator from fist of the north star on the japanese side, so that's a plus


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 February, 2016, 12:46:15 pm
On the topic of f.a.n.g. After Juri in SFIV...does it strike anybody else that both of these villains are Korean?


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Post by: Maniac on 23 February, 2016, 01:07:24 pm
is he korean? always thought he was supposed to be chinese.

man, i noticed how sketchy juri was when she debuted. lots of people were going "oh man, first korean character in SFV" and I could only think "she's an insane sadomasochist and she's korean. yeah, real cute, capcom."


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 February, 2016, 01:13:12 pm
I haven't played with him yet but I do think he's supposed to be Chinese. He's listed as Unknown in terms of birthplace though so who knows.

after being blessed for years with cool koreans in kof juri is laughable at best

Youef is my backup medic. Blaze is one of my top grenadiers and ILS is my top sniper.

It's a fun game, you should play it.

I have every intention to if a console version ever drops/my friend doesn't mind me living in his apartment for a week.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 February, 2016, 09:11:39 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK2jPpSd7P4

*patiently waits for japanese release so i can spoil every boss for myself*


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 February, 2016, 01:08:18 pm
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/2c053d9bf5ad093f9453b520a7f544db/tumblr_o3459vryMd1r7pqrpo1_1280.jpg)

now that's a pokemon duology for me


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 February, 2016, 06:38:03 pm
hasn't been confirmed that its NOT pokemon dayman vs nightman so i'm holding out hope

Current roster of mains for SF is Karin, Bison, Cammy and Charlie. I want to see Bison is my best, but I've honestly only played my friend and a few stray online battles with Karin, so it might just be my friend is really bad and predicting which Bison move I'm going to do and he gets flustered.

in other news i'm stumbling through conquest like an idiot who's bad at fire emblem games because that may be what i am, chapter 23 stonewalled me for the entire duration of my day today


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 February, 2016, 07:21:37 am
Going directly from the endgame of Conquest to the beginning of Birthright sure did give me whiplash.

MORE IMPORTANTLY Red Version is out on 3DS and I am using a team of Pokemon assigned to me from a friend. I will never not love this game. Only three of the six have been assembled but so far Dodrio is the star and tearing things to shreds. Primeape ain't bad but misses all the goddamn time and Graveller needs to be traded to unlock true radness.


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Post by: Maniac on 29 February, 2016, 07:29:58 am
oh hey you've already beaten conquest

*still like, only half-way through the game (lol)*


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Post by: Random on 29 February, 2016, 09:08:55 am
What are the other three pokemon?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 February, 2016, 10:52:44 am
oh hey you've already beaten conquest

*still like, only half-way through the game (lol)*

i have a lot of commute time which really helps me beat handheld games

What are the other three pokemon?

Magneton, Dewgong and Rapidash. My buddy clearly did not take into account how late most of my team is with regards to availability.


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Post by: Random on 29 February, 2016, 01:14:19 pm
Dang yeah, Dewgong especially.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 February, 2016, 01:32:49 pm
Thankfully HM slaves are allowed until the full party is assembled so I'll just have to catch a Krabby or some shit until then.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 March, 2016, 10:36:15 pm
get yourselves ready for a hot take here

super mario world is still dandy


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Post by: Random on 06 March, 2016, 01:56:05 am
that game is da best


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 March, 2016, 09:23:16 am
for another hot take i am really really bad at it and all 2d platformers


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 March, 2016, 12:39:48 pm
birthright endgame strategy thus far has been "use ryoma"

i'll finish it soon/after i watch friday the 13th part 3 and 4


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 06 March, 2016, 05:21:17 pm
I can almost 100% guarantee that you're not a fan of Takumi's character

I hate him too but that Fujin Yumi sweeps everything lol


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 March, 2016, 07:09:21 am
mattress my man you ain't wrong

Beat Birthright last night. Was fine, although I preferred Conquest a lot more, mostly because a few of the maps are now ingrained into my subconscious and also because the Nohr dudes and ladies were generally better. There weren't any Takumis on that side. Started Revelation but may take some time before delving into that one just to keep from burning out. Super Mario World needs me afterall.

no pokemon progress since i'm waiting for a friend to get it so i can trade graveler and evolve him and it seems like its local wireless only

And now for what you guys REALLY came here for; arbitrary musings on slasher films and rankings! I watched the first four Friday the 13th films this weekend for reasons even I am unsure of. Maybe it was to fix a huge gap in my knowledge. I love me some horror but up until this point I had never seen a full Friday the 13th film. My relationship with the series is odd in that I was introduced to it not through the movies or even games, toys, comics etc but through (I kid you not) fanfiction a babysitter of mine wrote when I was like five or six. So maybe I always tied it together mentally with fanfiction and thus avoided it. I also had my first summer camp at the place the first movie was filmed and had a miserable time, although I wasn't axe murdered so there's that. I suppose I considered it my duty as a New Jersian to watch the films.

RANKING

4. Friday the 13th Part III
3. Friday the 13th
2. Friday the 13th Part II
1. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

What really interested me was the fact that much of the knowledge people have of the series clouds what it actually is. Everyone knows Jason Voorhees is the hockey mask machete guy, but it takes like four films for him to get to that point and even then he doesn't really become "Jason Voorhees unstoppable superkiller" until the sixth one. I like to think that adds to the series since at its heart its really a movie series about campfire legends coming true, so having the films and whats in them be passed down and changed in the telling is a nice little wacky coincidence. None of them are great except for Final Chapter (II is close but the TWELVE MINUTE STOCK FOOTAGE AND OPENING and bad ending bring it down) but only III was "man this is a drag why am I watching this" bad. I'll continue on this cinematic quest in due time but this weekend is all about The Good  The Bad and The Ugly on the big screen and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i can't wait


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Post by: Random on 07 March, 2016, 09:23:56 am
Do you have any interest in that new Friday the 13th game that got kickstarted? I heard Adam Sessler talking about it on a podcast I listen to, and it sounds like it's being made by some real fans of the series. I know it's one of those asymmetric multiplayer games, but it still sounded pretty cool as a theory.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 March, 2016, 09:59:21 am
I think there's a really cool game there. I haven't followed it closely but I remember hearing the announcement that it got the license, so I'll definitely be waiting to see what they do once it gets closer to release. I probably would prefer a non-multiplayer game but that also makes sense given the material.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 07 March, 2016, 06:57:20 pm
best Conquest characters for you in terms of stats?

if you ever play again, try Dread Fighter Arthur.



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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 March, 2016, 07:49:36 pm
I don't have the file on me to check exactly but I'm pretty sure Leo, Camilla and Keaton were the tops. They certainly were my go to units, especially near the end where Camilla suicide missions gave me the win in a lot of the later maps.

Dread Fighter Arthur does sound like something that was sorely lacking in my life.


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Post by: Maniac on 07 March, 2016, 08:20:28 pm
they should have kept his name harold instead of arthur

because dread fighter harold sounds hilarious


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 March, 2016, 08:16:46 pm
they should have kept his name harold instead of arthur

because dread fighter harold sounds hilarious

you ain't wrong

Haven't started Revelation yet. I've been mostly playing Super Mario World and doing miserably. I kind of wish you all could see me play 2D platformers and understand what a comedy of errors it is. I think I have like two castles left and then Bowser. Hoping my loser friend gets Pokemon soon so I can start back up on that adventure. And most importantly, we're closing in on one month left until Dark Souls III. It will be the longest month of my life.

and now your slice of floyd horror movie talk

I've been on a big Exorcist kick recently. My brother had never seen the first one somehow so we watched it a few weeks ago and its still sticking with me (I've seen it before of course.) Its a movie I completely dreaded when I was younger, and I'm glad I did because there's so much I wouldn't have gotten out of it. I want to track down the sequel because I'm told its one of the worst films ever made and the trailers seem to support this. Look at this shit;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2S2g-lHJyY

That being said, I just watched Exorcist III for the first time and it gets the Floyd Seal of Horror Approval. Patton yelling at people, Brad Dourif being FUCKING AMAZING and one of the legitimately most terrifying scenes I've ever seen in a movie. If it didn't have a completely tacked on and nonsense ending it would almost be on equal footing with the first one.


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Post by: Youef on 09 March, 2016, 08:52:21 pm
I watched The Exorcist when I was 10 and was afraid I would get possessed for pretty much a whole year after that.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 March, 2016, 07:12:14 am
I literally dreaded it when I was younger. I was a huge coward up until like 15 or 16 so even the mere mention of someone watching that movie was enough to scare me away.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 March, 2016, 06:46:15 pm
Spent National Mario Day the only way I know how; not doing a final paper and beating Super Mario World after multiple excruciating attempts at doing so.


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Post by: Random on 10 March, 2016, 09:34:09 pm
What's your favorite world in that game?

Edit: Actually... *goes to your question topic*


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 March, 2016, 07:39:38 am
*flies over*


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 12 March, 2016, 05:34:18 pm
summon me so I can impede your progress


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 March, 2016, 05:18:13 pm
in wat


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Post by: Random on 13 March, 2016, 05:19:53 pm
kinda guessing yon mattress posted in the wrong topic


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 March, 2016, 05:24:36 pm
always fuckin up that mattress


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 13 March, 2016, 08:21:47 pm
in DS3!

you'll get yours too Random

taha ha



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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 March, 2016, 08:59:26 pm
pshaw

I promised a friend to play with him so I'm getting it on Xbox first but I am almsot assuredly getting it for PS4 down the road for random and youef co-op so in due time Mattress, in due time.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 March, 2016, 01:56:31 pm
In order to prepare myself for Dark III, I took to another game of great difficulty for me that I've never beaten and started up a Zelda II file. The last time I tried playing was on 3DS and I could not for the life of me get past Death Mountain so I only beat one palace. Like, I was completely broken by this game. I can beat Dracula's Curse with enough patience but this did it for me. I bought an actual NES copy a few months ago since I have nothing better to do but waste money on games I figured having an actual physical copy would be a good incentive to try and beat it.

I'll be damned if it isn't working. I've beaten three palaces and am almost max level for each stat, mostly because I was grinding incessantly to try and be ready for Death Mountain and Spectacle Rock. I've found that if it wasn't for the fact that the game has a life system with only four, non-permanent ways to raise your life count, I'd like it a hell of a lot more. Like, top ten Zelda experience. Its fucking tough but there's something about the combat I really dig, especially after you get the Downward Thrust. It'll never happen since we got two 2D Zeldas on one system and that's a rare gift, but I'd love a ALBW style sequel/spiritual successor that lacks a life system and maybe jazzes up the bosses a bit (I do love you still though Horsehead, if only because your name is Horsehead.)


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 16 March, 2016, 06:36:20 pm
you gonna play Pokken Tournament?

tis a good fighter. Blaziken is stupid good


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Post by: Youef on 16 March, 2016, 06:46:28 pm
YO MM I'LL SUMMON YOU COME THROUGH


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2016, 05:30:25 am
you gonna play Pokken Tournament?

tis a good fighter. Blaziken is stupid good

Definitely. I've been spending a lot of money on stuff recently so I probably won't get it until mid April. Probably gonna use Charizard, Sceptile, Chandelure and Luchachu.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2016, 09:11:35 am
Last night I went to see The Good, the Bad and the Ugly again at a theater that does weekly showings of classic movies. I went on Sunday by myself but my brother wanted to go since he was unable to on Sunday. I'll never turn down a chance to watch TGTB&TU. When we got there, an older gentleman also arrived and started talking about how much he loved it, aspect ratios, transfers and other stuff. I usually hear a lot of this from the film group I go to in Philly (the ones that do horror movie marathons and other similar things) but it was really weird because it was like looking at myself in maybe 30 or 40 years. I can imagine I'll be going to the 50th anniversary showing of Jurassic Park and talking to teenagers/20 year olds about it in the same wacky way.

started revelation since i want to clear the portable plate as much as possible before bravely second and its giving me all the hoshido clowns first ugh gimme the cool nohr dudes and ladies game


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Post by: Random on 17 March, 2016, 09:14:45 am
I've still only seen that movie once, despite owning it.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2016, 09:17:39 am
well go watch it again


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2016, 10:37:41 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3QhWr2Qz5c

Okay so bad new character aside what's important here is that a leak from awhile ago is all but confirmed as legit or semi legit, consider this new character was on it. This is both good news because there's some cool characters and some of the descriptions of the new characters sound good and also bad because it means the best KoF character is not on it, but more good than bad.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 17 March, 2016, 06:20:44 pm
You, Random, and UF need to play Salt and Sanctuary.

It's a 2D shameless carbon copy of Dark Souls.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2016, 07:41:18 pm
Yeah, I've heard good things. I'm gonna hold off on it for now though, I don't want to overload on Souls.


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Post by: Random on 17 March, 2016, 07:45:06 pm
Yeah I've heard of that but not actually looked into it. Not sure it fits on my plate at this point.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2016, 07:59:50 pm
Additionally I'm near the end of Zelda II and its doing enough to break my will so I don't need another 2D will breaker right now.

The "run outside a palisade while Lizalfos throw rocks at you with different speeds and trajectories while also fighting Lizalfos on the ground" section is enough to make me weep. The unicorn head looking things are like Medusa Heads from the original Castlevania if they had projectiles and were quicker and more unpredictable.

This game hates me.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 17 March, 2016, 08:08:02 pm
Yeah. Salt is one of those games where you probably don't even feel flattered that it's copying you and instead you feel offended. It's almost as if they didn't have the creative capacity to do anything of their own merit (so far) and that's just the honest truth.

Additionally I'm near the end of Zelda II and its doing enough to break my will so I don't need another 2D will breaker right now.

The "run outside a palisade while Lizalfos throw rocks at you with different speeds and trajectories while also fighting Lizalfos on the ground" section is enough to make me weep. The unicorn head looking things are like Medusa Heads from the original Castlevania if they had projectiles and were quicker and more unpredictable.

This game hates me.
damn yo dat's bad


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2016, 08:13:47 pm
its getting close to driving me to drink mattress i need help


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 17 March, 2016, 08:52:00 pm
I suggest you drink   >:D


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2016, 02:43:20 am
its getting close to driving me to drink mattress i need help
git gud


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 18 March, 2016, 05:17:42 am
get that slytherin shit outta here son


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 March, 2016, 09:39:51 am
Zelda II is sapping my will to live so instead its Daredevil time. I banged out five episodes. Its good so far although I have generally preferred the first season. Part of this is because I've never liked the Punisher, even though his portrayal here is really good (especially one scene in season 4.) It reminds me I should try to watch Jessica Jones at some point too but that show didn't grab me right away like Daredevil did, so it might be good to wait until I'm less busy for that.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 March, 2016, 06:24:31 pm
The Daredevil is watched and the Zelda II is beaten. I feel like I need to go smoke a cigarette* or something to calm my nerves because the final dungeon in a nerve wracking experience.

*i don't smoke i don't know what cigarettes actually make people feel


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Post by: Random on 20 March, 2016, 07:31:47 pm
How was DD?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 March, 2016, 09:47:04 pm
Overall still good. I personally found it less even than the first season. The first two episodes were just kind of there and the last one felt weirdly rushed after a really good 12th episode that wrapped a lot up. That said when its good its probably better than season 1. I don't really like the Punisher that much but the show had probably the best version of the character, the Elektra stuff was mostly really good and the hints at where the show will go from here if there's a third season (I suspect there will be) have me excited.


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Post by: Random on 20 March, 2016, 09:48:20 pm
Nice. I don't think I'll binge it, but I will probably watch it soon enough.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2016, 06:47:35 pm
Today is Resident Evil's 20th birthday, so I figured I'd celebrate with the best classic RE game!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeMKoFxWIAAu297.jpg:large)


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2016, 07:46:06 pm
i only just noticed how weird it is that the t-rex foot has a raptor claw on the title screen

also this game is hard and terrifying you can **** drop your gun and the raptors ca follow you through doors don't play it


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Post by: Random on 22 March, 2016, 07:50:24 pm
maybe you should stop


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2016, 08:11:42 pm
i can't it has dinosaurs in it


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2016, 08:12:07 pm
maybe you should stop telling people how to live their life random


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Post by: Random on 22 March, 2016, 08:19:18 pm
dinosaurs aren't always worth it


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2016, 08:21:22 pm
Get out of my life.


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Post by: Youef on 23 March, 2016, 12:29:44 am
SHOTS FIRED


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 March, 2016, 12:50:37 am
Man, dinosaurs.

Didn't we all get over them once 2005 stopped being a thing?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 March, 2016, 07:42:32 am
SHOTS FIRED

He tries to incite conflict between us when he is the true enemy.


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Post by: Random on 23 March, 2016, 08:12:29 am
i am the demon


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 March, 2016, 10:32:42 pm
dug up from the archives

50. Elana, Squalid Queen
49. Father Gascoigne
48. Shadow of Yharnam
47. Moon Presence
46. Ceaseless Discharge
45. Veldstadt, the Royal Aegis
44. Flamelurker
43. Throne Defender and Throne Watcher
42. Skeleton Lords
41. Sir Alonne
40. Iron Golem
39. Dragon God
38. Old Iron King
37. Amygdala
36. The Last Giant
35. Centipede Demon
34. Guardian Dragon
33. Maiden Astraea
32. The Pursuer
31. Mytha, the Baneful Queen
30. Lud and Zallen, the Kings Pets
29. Gehrman, the First Hunter
28. Mergo's Wet Nurse
27. Fume Knight
26. Sanctuary Guardian
25. Old Hero
24. The Duke's Dear Freja
23. Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin
22. Dragon Slayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough
21. Martyr Logarius
20. Old King Allant
19. Tower Knight
18. Looking Glass Knight
17. Knight Artorias
16. Vicar Amelia
15. Ebrieats, Daughter of the Cosmos
14. Maneaters
13. Gaping Dragon
12. Demon of Song
11. Seath the Scaleless
10. Orphan of Kos
9. Gravelord Nito
8. Darklurker
7. Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon
6. Manus, Father of the Abyss
5. Burnt Ivory King
4. Gwyn, Lord of Cinder
3. Sif, the Great Grey Wolf
2. Ludwig the Accursed/Ludwig the Holy Blade
1. Black Dragon Kalameet

see how productive i can be at work


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Post by: Maniac on 26 March, 2016, 10:34:08 pm
what is it like to be the only person on earth who likes maneaters over artorias


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 March, 2016, 10:39:14 pm
it ain't bad man


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Post by: Random on 26 March, 2016, 10:42:49 pm
this list is like the epitome of "you do you" but maybe mine is too


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 March, 2016, 10:43:29 pm
every list should be honestly


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Post by: Random on 26 March, 2016, 10:46:17 pm
fo sho


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 March, 2016, 10:48:28 pm
in other news i have seen footage of every dark souls 3 boss (I think) and i suspect that there's at the very least one top ten boss


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Post by: Youef on 27 March, 2016, 01:08:22 am
i too think Ebrieats is a great boss fight but Wolfwoof is better


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 March, 2016, 11:02:28 am
Geese Howard is playable in King of Fighters XIV. What more could I want?

vanessa obviously but she's not in the leak so i'll make due


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Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2016, 11:17:46 am
What more could I want?

duck king obv


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 March, 2016, 11:47:30 am
i'll grant you that but i'll accept king of dinosaurs in his place and evolutionary ancestor


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 April, 2016, 10:12:17 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2996PVu5Z4

if snk just keeps giving me roster updates once a week that would just be okay

muimui revealed before fuckin nakoruru though what a slip up

New sand guy looks great. The "drop a bunch of sand on top of people and "throw sand in their face" moves look delightful.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 April, 2016, 01:19:07 pm
I'll have to watch the credits on my commute and it was not without several now crippled royal units sacrificing themselves for the noble good, but Revelation is complete.

Conquest>Revelation>Birthright

I dug the hella out of this game and am now ready to move on to the bountiful harvests of April games. With how busy the last few weeks of work were, Wrestlemania weekend consuming me and a surge of playing and beating a bunch of Castlevanias, I've managed to put Dark Souls III out of my mind but it has returned full force. Only a few days away until my life has meaning again.

EDIT

but enough of this fire emblem shit where's my new advance wars game

*laugh track*


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Post by: Maniac on 07 April, 2016, 05:24:20 pm
but the important question is who did you marry in each campaign


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 07 April, 2016, 05:33:39 pm
Selvaria, obviously.

best waifu


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 April, 2016, 06:10:49 pm
but the important question is who did you marry in each campaign

conquest- camilla because i wanted my child to be a dragon lady but then my child turned out to be a miserable imp so i essentially committed incest for nothing.

birthright- hana because i recognized her from the first trailer where she looked like a stoner. she ended up clearing out maps by herself so this worked out better.

conquest- reina because she was demonstrably the coolest lady.

Selvaria, obviously.

best waifu

what are you even talking about


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Post by: Maniac on 07 April, 2016, 06:58:51 pm
conquest- camilla because i wanted my child to be a dragon lady but then my child turned out to be a miserable imp so i essentially committed incest for nothing.

rofl

also salty is crazy, jane is clearly the best waifu


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 07 April, 2016, 07:13:45 pm
conquest- camilla because i wanted my child to be a dragon lady but then my child turned out to be a miserable imp so i essentially committed incest for nothing.

rofl

also salty is crazy, jane is clearly the best waifu
lies and slander

if it ain't selvy, it ain't ****



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Post by: Maniac on 07 April, 2016, 07:50:41 pm
i feel like i've learned something about salty today


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 April, 2016, 07:54:30 pm
i hate what this topic has become

http://retrovania-vgjunk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/ephemera-castlevania-symphony-of-night.html

Reminder than SotN is the best thing ever made.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 April, 2016, 10:41:15 am
http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?265573-Lost-Neo-Geo-Prototype-FOUND-REVEALED-amp-RELEASED

this is the illest shit, i can't wait to try this

I can't help but think about how many cool games never saw the light of day or finished development that are lost to time. There's probably some serious top tier level games that are boxed away somewhere and lost to company mergers and such.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 April, 2016, 07:39:06 pm
Earthbound on the 3DS is nice since I've never been able to sit down and play it on the Wii U. Its keeping me sane until roughly 6pm tomorrow, but I don't know if I'll be able to make it through work without backstabbing someone. I already have my build pretty much planned and ready. The time is nigh.


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Post by: Random on 11 April, 2016, 08:22:32 pm
What are you going?

Also what should our reasonable expectations be for spoilers in these topics? I'm most likely not touching the game until Wednesday night.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 April, 2016, 10:39:39 am
*makes fart noises at crystal sage boss fight*


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 April, 2016, 12:25:49 pm
On my first Lord of Cinder fight and boy its a doozy.

**** Abyss Watchers are insane. The final stage reminds me of Maria with the fire attacks and the "I can not get this timing down" thing.


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Post by: Random on 13 April, 2016, 12:26:43 pm
Did you take a day off or something? :u


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Post by: Maniac on 13 April, 2016, 12:27:37 pm
funny enough, with the exception of like, the first boss, that's the only boss i beat on my first try


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 April, 2016, 12:33:52 pm
Did you take a day off or something? :u

i did

funny enough, with the exception of like, the first boss, that's the only boss i beat on my first try

i'm really bad at any fight that requires me to manage multiple people so this one even with the "they'll attack each other" stip is doing me no favors


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 April, 2016, 12:36:03 pm
it also occurred to me that i won't be able to play this after today until the weekend because of concerts and friends and dumb stuff like that ugh


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 April, 2016, 07:51:55 pm
Pontiff Sulyvahn is putting the boots to me so thoroughly and impressively its breaking my ability to keep playing tonight, god damn.


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Post by: Youef on 14 April, 2016, 12:07:14 am
funny enough, with the exception of like, the first boss, that's the only boss i beat on my first try

i'm really bad at any fight that requires me to manage multiple people so this one even with the "they'll attack each other" stip is doing me no favors
I think Bloodborne prepared me well for that fight. It was reminiscent of Lady Maria.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 April, 2016, 11:02:58 am
http://www.usgamer.net/articles/shin-megami-tensei-iv-final-coming-to-north-america-this-summer

i've missed you and waited for you to come home baby


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 April, 2016, 11:57:08 am
Finally beat Pontiff Sulyvahn today after weeping and failing miserably multiple times. I will probably never fight that boss solo again.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 April, 2016, 12:50:25 pm
I actually went "noooooooo" outloud when I saw the Giant Blacksmith's corpse.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 April, 2016, 10:26:11 am
I am miserably bad at this game.


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Post by: Maniac on 17 April, 2016, 10:32:51 am
What's kicking your ass this time?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 April, 2016, 10:33:55 am
Just got through Dancer of the Boreal Valley after probably an hour or so of trying, now its just general environments.


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Post by: Maniac on 17 April, 2016, 11:10:09 am
now i'm reminded of the time I derped up and spent 10 minutes dying to the same greatsword knight in Lothric Castle. Those guys are jerks. Think I had a harder time killing any one of them than I did with most bosses lol


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 April, 2016, 10:20:33 am
Haven't had a chance to play past this weekend, but I'm currently on The Nameless King, who is either really tough or I'm just in awe every time I fight him so I screw up. Haven't thrown myself at him much yet but he's already the Ludwig of the game and I mean that in the best possible way. My buddy recent;y picked it up and will likely want to coop, so that may slow my "beat the game right away" quest but I'm cool with that. Only one Lord remains as of right now.

In portable news I got Bravely Second. At first I wasn't feeling it, mostly because I couldn't remember if Default started quickly or not but this one seemed to be a much slower crawl. Now that I have some jobs available I'm getting more drawn into it so ideally the story stuff will fall off so I can go back to crushing things with some idiotic job combo.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 April, 2016, 05:32:38 am
made slight progress in optional superboss territory; can now beat the first form without getting hit on a good try

second form kills me in roughly two/three swings


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 April, 2016, 04:45:46 pm
After experiencing Bloodborne levels of existential "I can't do this what am I doing with my life" dread I was able to finally slay The Nameless King. I fought the first form so many times I was routinely perfecting it before getting the swordspear shoved up my ass in the second round. Before doing that I also ran through Lothric Castle rather than fight anything and beat Dragonslayer Armor, which I quite enjoyed. I've done a few rounds with the Princes but no such luck yet, but I'm hoping to beat the game this weekend maybe although probably not.


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Post by: Maniac on 23 April, 2016, 04:54:30 pm
i added up all of my boss deaths and the number of times i died to the Nameless King exceeded the number of times i died to every boss prior combined


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 April, 2016, 06:38:46 pm
i added up all of my boss deaths and the number of times i died to the Nameless King exceeded the number of times i died to every boss prior combined

yeah that seems like a reasonable assumption for me as well, i feel like it took about a fifth of my total game's run time so far to beat it


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 April, 2016, 06:10:29 pm
I have beaten Dark Souls III. I felt the love I felt for the first game flowing through my veins once again in the final stretch. I think that, overall, I found the game a bit too difficult for my liking, but this might be simply because I don't have as much time to play console games anymore so to spend a lot of the 36 hour run time feeling frustrated made it feel worse than it was. This problem aside, it was a delightful game, and I earnestly hope that DLC aside they're done with the Souls formula; the ending felt so final and fitting that even another Bloodborne or Nanosouls or something would be a bit "hrm" to me even though I'd doubtlessly buy it.


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Post by: Youef on 24 April, 2016, 06:21:18 pm
Given how much this game sold, there will undoubtedly be another Souls game. I just hope they take a break from it and do something else. I'd like to see something new from From.


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Post by: Maniac on 24 April, 2016, 10:00:21 pm
It's about time for another Armored Core game, I guess.

I dunno, it seems like From just cannot get its shit together to the same degree for anything that isn't Dark Souls. For however hard it is, it does have a linear progression model insofar as it's all about "play well to win" rather than how Armored Core has a quadratic model where it combines a similar level of difficulty with "wrestle through all of these parts and hope you make something good out of them such that you can play well in the first place". Even Miyazaki can't salvage that -- he directed Armored Core 4 and 4 Answer, the shittiest games in the series lol. And I kind of think they understand that. They'll stick to the model or revamp existing, similar products to function in the same manner as Dark Souls. I just hope they spend some time on whatever they make next.


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 24 April, 2016, 10:18:37 pm
I think it's about time for another Lost Kingdoms game.


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Post by: Maniac on 24 April, 2016, 11:00:01 pm
oh, by the way, floyd, you were late by one day -- DSP managed to finish dark souls 3 before you did lol


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Post by: Youef on 24 April, 2016, 11:43:46 pm
I love that you kept up with his playthrough.


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Post by: Maniac on 24 April, 2016, 11:49:13 pm
i kept looking near the end because he struggled so much on a throwaway boss. wanted to see how bad he'd do on the actually hard endgame bosses

except somehow he managed to die more times to champion gundyr than the princes and soul of cinder combined, twice over in fact


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 April, 2016, 06:50:27 am
I think it's about time for another Lost Kingdoms game.

as long as its like the first one and not the second one i am all for this

So now that Souls is out of the way, its time for the next most important thing which is KOF XIV IN AUGUST GOGOGOGOGOGO

DLC was seemingly leaked and it looks to be a doozy if true. Come to me sweet KoF.


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Post by: Random on 25 April, 2016, 08:30:01 am
Now that you've beaten the game you can go make snide remarks and taunts in my topic, just like old times. o:


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 April, 2016, 08:59:55 am
in due time


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 May, 2016, 08:45:03 am
The news of the Wii U's imminent demise and the new Zelda getting the TP treatment spurned me to play Wind Waker HD. I've had had it since I got the console but haven't played it yet, and so far all I've done is use the message in a bottle thing to send terrible doodles of minor comic characters to unsuspecting victims. I have TP HD as well so I'll play that afterward to be ready for whatever the Wii U version of the game (always go with the original version, Gamecube TP is the true version Wii version can beat it) ends up being.


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Post by: Maniac on 02 May, 2016, 09:59:59 am
and so far all I've done is use the message in a bottle thing to send terrible doodles of minor comic characters to unsuspecting victims.

i love this idea


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 May, 2016, 11:20:01 am
some poor soul is going to get a miserably drawn image of my current profile and will be all the better for it


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Post by: Maniac on 02 May, 2016, 12:05:19 pm
you must upload a picture of it


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Post by: Random on 02 May, 2016, 05:19:22 pm
The news of the Wii U's imminent demise and the new Zelda getting the TP treatment spurned me to play Wind Waker HD. I've had had it since I got the console but haven't played it yet, and so far all I've done is use the message in a bottle thing to send terrible doodles of minor comic characters to unsuspecting victims. I have TP HD as well so I'll play that afterward to be ready for whatever the Wii U version of the game (always go with the original version, Gamecube TP is the true version Wii version can beat it) ends up being.
i think you mean "spurred"

spurned is how everyone else who was looking forward to that game feels


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 May, 2016, 09:07:10 pm
woops derp

although i was looking forward to the game and don't feel the hate so yeah i know people are weird


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 May, 2016, 07:45:18 am
Moved through the second dungeon of Wind Waker. One thing I never noticed is the music in the Forest Haven has little callbacks to OoT songs and it made me smile. Its taken a little time for me to get used to the Wii U controls. I've played Wind Waker too much in the past so I keep fucking up the different controls and the camera and such.

I can't over do how much i dig the Tingle Bottles though. My favorite part of the Wind Waker was always the overworld and finding the islands and filling out the chart, so having these little messages floating out there just adds to that. And you get these often babbling incoherent messages so I picture this crazed dying sailor tossing messages out. Its almost like the messages in Souls but with more freedom to post whatever. If the new one is big open world like they have said I'd like this idea return somehow if they could make it work with the context of the game. The E3 website for it has the Eye of Truth looking symbol there so just do that. I don't even care if they just ape the Souls style for it. I want to keep sending Doop pictures to the unsuspecting Nintendo universe.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 06 May, 2016, 07:55:28 am
lol Nintendo gonna pull out that banhammer on you.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 May, 2016, 01:15:47 pm
i'm pretty sure they don't care as long as its not like a wiener i'm sending people


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 May, 2016, 07:56:10 pm
oh man overwatch is a hoot and a half


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 May, 2016, 10:32:41 pm
mattress got that diablo icon and i want it bad son


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 06 May, 2016, 10:43:26 pm
Get dem loot crates!


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 May, 2016, 10:53:00 pm
They've given me nothing but FILTH


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 May, 2016, 09:24:07 am
I've currently on that post sickness haze and feeling wacky. Last night was the height of this so before bed I decided to watch Eraserhead to try and freak the sickness out of me. It didn't work, but the movie really made me feel like playing some Silent Hill again with its dirty ass industrial setting and radiator soundtrack. I might pop the first one in after Wind Waker since its like a five hour game.

On the subject of Wind Waker, I'm on the Triforce hunt and its nice to see that they tinkered with it considering in the original it was the biggest slog to exist.


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Post by: Random on 11 May, 2016, 09:52:01 am
I always took the triforce part as my cue to go fill out the map because I figured if it was going to send me on such an errand like that anyway, I might as well collect everything at once.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 May, 2016, 10:08:50 am
Makes sense. I usually end up getting the map mostly complete (in this case all complete) before that just through moving around to where you need to go beforehand. The money you have to pay for the charts to be deciphered was also what usually drove me nuts. Even with the biggest wallet and not spending a lot it was an asinine amount.


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Post by: Random on 11 May, 2016, 10:17:03 am
Oh yeah, fuck tingle


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 May, 2016, 08:09:52 pm
The Ganondorf fight usually gets all the praise but man Puppet Ganon is such a good **** fight. I went in under prepared this time in terms of hearts/magic meter and it was a real tense fight.

"I have scattered the seeds of the future..."

The King is the best. Wind Waker is so good when it's on point.


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 May, 2016, 08:15:39 pm
Wind Waker was a pretty damn good game at nearly all points.

I say nearly because Tingle exists.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 May, 2016, 05:38:33 pm
"The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2cK8mOG4Q8

I'm home, baby.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 May, 2016, 07:23:15 pm
Midwich Elementary School remains a living nightmare. I hate/love this game.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 May, 2016, 08:46:13 pm
my favorite part of silent hill is when kaufman shoots you at point blank range and misses


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Post by: Youef on 20 May, 2016, 09:32:25 pm
my favorite is when james sticks his hand down a toilet


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 May, 2016, 07:34:48 am
thats a different gameeeee


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 May, 2016, 01:51:55 pm
The first game always gets a lot of credit for utilizing the limits of the PS1 to make the game scarier, namely the draw distance and darkness, but I don't think the FMVs get enough love. The one's in 2 are even better, but every one of them looks weird and creepy in a way only FMVs can be.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 May, 2016, 01:52:20 pm
also i have the hammer now so i'm fuckin murdering every nurse/doctor parasite that gets in my way


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 May, 2016, 02:00:12 pm
"DARNKESS OVER THE TOWN? MUST BE ON DRUGS."

cybil is lowkey great


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 May, 2016, 10:45:32 am
*at work in a different office as i usually am on tuesdays, making standard small talk about work and class with guy i slightly know*
Coworker: *mentions dark souls*
*cue hour long conversation about builds and bosses instead of working*


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 May, 2016, 05:57:21 pm
The Overlook game or whatever has been ordered. I should have it by the end of next week and then we can go back to losing together. I'm jacked up.

On the last section of Silent Hill so I'll likely beat that tonight. Possessed Cybil has a moment where she also shots at you from like a foot away and misses. Everyone is bad at shooting things in this game.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 May, 2016, 06:25:09 pm
Lisa: harry i figured out why my existence is a nightmare and i'm fucking terrified please don't leave me alone
Harry: *runs*


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 May, 2016, 07:20:08 pm
whoops i forgot the final boss of silent hill is orders of magnitude more difficult than any other part of the game

STILL beat it. Love this game so much. The best survival horror game there is.


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Post by: Random on 27 May, 2016, 08:56:12 pm
The Overlook game or whatever has been ordered. I should have it by the end of next week
Excellent


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 May, 2016, 09:38:19 am
Played some more of it at my buddy's house since he has his copy. Still a blast. I think I'm going to try Hanzo some more, I dug the arrow switching a lot even though I'm generally not a big sniper guy. And most importantly I won the two games I played while my loser buddy lost the games he played.

Today is a day I have been waiting for for some time, probably around a year. My brother and I are going to Barcade, which is exactly what it sounds like. I don't drink much/at all but having what is otherwise a fully functioning arcade is too good for me to ignore, and their game selection is not only exquisite (there's a NeoGeo machine with Samurai Shodown II!) its changed a bit from when I was there last year, which pleases me. I'm not sure I'm prepared to waste like ten dollars trying to beat Onslaught in MvC, but Die Hard Arcade is there and I've never beaten that so maybe that will be the goal today.

http://www.beyondeasy.net/2014/07/the-mystique-of-arcade.html

relevant

everyone come to philadelphia and we'll go to barcade and play x-men together and it will be amazingggg


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Post by: Maniac on 29 May, 2016, 11:25:31 am
i wish michigan wasn't practically the end of the earth such that it could have cool **** like an arcade

there's a round 1 in chicago, so that's pretty much the closest japanese-owned/specializes in japanese games arcade around. still like, 300 miles away tho lol


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Post by: Random on 29 May, 2016, 12:37:01 pm
We've got a place like that in Raleigh, it's pretty awesome. Haven't been in a couple of months, so I'm not sure how their cabinets have changed in that time.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 May, 2016, 02:34:26 pm
i wish michigan wasn't practically the end of the earth such that it could have cool **** like an arcade

there's a round 1 in chicago, so that's pretty much the closest japanese-owned/specializes in japanese games arcade around. still like, 300 miles away tho lol

I went to a place in Chicago like two years ago while visiting a buddy which was really cool. I think it was called Beercade because I remember telling him that's a dumb name compared to Barcade, but the selection was really good and they had pinball as well which the place I go to in Philly doesn't have.

We've got a place like that in Raleigh, it's pretty awesome. Haven't been in a couple of months, so I'm not sure how their cabinets have changed in that time.

do it up

one day i'm grabbin youef and we're headin down and i'll judge its arcade quality

Sadly the MvC cabinet was not working so I didn't get to dumb ten dollars on Onslaught, but I did finally beat Die Hard Arcade and Final Fight so it was a good day.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 May, 2016, 02:47:11 pm
oh and of course

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/samshofan/CjpW3x7WUAA2mX4_zps5omfhndr.jpg)
(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/samshofan/CjpW7LBW0AAmUk0_zpsyzhc3dyg.jpg)

no it doesn't matter that no one else cares about jambo! safari i am its two time king


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 May, 2016, 04:02:52 pm
beat dracula x (the snes version) for the first time today, didn't save any of the girls because i wanted to fight carmilla

its not as bad as its reputation suggests but jesus it has some wonky enemy hitboxes and the final fight where you have to jump across pillars while attempting to hit dracula in the one second window you have while also not getting hit because the knockback will kill you 9/10 is really frustrating

I keep feeling that any game I play right now though is a distraction to keep my mind off of the fact that Overwatch still isn't her yet. I probably should have ignored my usual desire for physical ownership in this case.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 30 May, 2016, 10:51:57 pm
hurry up floyd


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 May, 2016, 05:18:37 am
i'm trying


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 June, 2016, 07:10:16 am
tune in tonight for a new edition of 'floyd tries to play a game on his laptop to see if it will explode or not"


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 June, 2016, 10:01:26 am
I have received the confirmation that I have been waiting for.

Tonight, who watches the Overwatchmen?


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Post by: Random on 03 June, 2016, 10:34:42 am
I'll be on at some point, though I think I'm going to do something with a friend who's in town. Can't nail down a time, but I'll be there eventually.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 June, 2016, 10:50:08 am
hey no rush i'm just glad its finally fucking here

I should be figuring out other characters to play with in random matches too anyway soooo.

*waits for work to end*


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 June, 2016, 10:13:07 pm
Good stuff tonight droogies.

SORRY IF I WAS FUCKIN UP WHOOPS


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Post by: Random on 03 June, 2016, 10:58:08 pm
Hey you do you. We won plenty of games. Your Roadhog will be a force to be reckoned with.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 03 June, 2016, 11:28:53 pm
Much fun was had. Many a Mercy were slaughtered


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 June, 2016, 09:01:22 am
I did feel everything was downhill no matter how good after I sent a ricocheting arrow at the enemy entrance and killed a guy literally right after the first second of the enemies being unleashed.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 June, 2016, 08:55:00 pm
Good games tonight my dudes. You'll be happy to know in one loot crate I got two (two!) legendary skins but neither for characters I use (Tracer and Reinhardt.) Would that I could transfer the skin to you, random.


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Post by: Random on 05 June, 2016, 09:01:48 pm
Which Reinhardt skin is it (need to know how much hate to allot)?

Also I'm loving that you've picked up Symmetra.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 June, 2016, 09:02:44 pm
(http://wiki.teamliquid.net/commons/images/thumb/6/64/Reinhardt-Stonehardt.jpg/290px-Reinhardt-Stonehardt.jpg)

I used her on a whim earlier today and had a 15 kill winstreak derp.


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Post by: Random on 05 June, 2016, 09:32:02 pm
Yeah, Stonehardt, that's quite good


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 05 June, 2016, 11:03:12 pm
on Ilios there was a Genji chasing Floyd's Roadhog and somehow he inadvertently and perfectly evaded most of Genji's shuriken which led to the Genji doing his charging sword and flying off the cliff.

I keep forgetting to set the PS4 recording to capture moments like that.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 June, 2016, 07:23:58 am
on Ilios there was a Genji chasing Floyd's Roadhog and somehow he inadvertently and perfectly evaded most of Genji's shuriken which led to the Genji doing his charging sword and flying off the cliff.

oh lol

At one point I had a one on one duel as Hanzo with a Roadhog and it was the sickest thing ever. He kept chaining me and I would hold him back with ricochet arrows, he'd heal, and thankfully a Mercy came in to even the odds. It last like a legit minute. We lost the match but I won that so I felt okay.


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Post by: Random on 06 June, 2016, 08:36:43 am
thankfully a Mercy came in to even the odds
That was I. That was me.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 June, 2016, 08:37:35 am
You did me a service I can never repay.


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Post by: Random on 06 June, 2016, 08:44:44 am
I probably should have been healing the people that were actually defending the payload. :v


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 June, 2016, 08:50:46 am
I think there are times when the small victories count more than the big ones. This was one of those times.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 06 June, 2016, 02:58:40 pm
update is live

almost a gig in size

i'm about to go on and see what's what.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 06 June, 2016, 03:06:15 pm
McCree's Flashbang is now 10 seconds on cooldown.

Reaper's teleport destination is super obvious now and won't be as useful.

Never played D. Va so I don't know how she's changed.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 June, 2016, 03:10:53 pm
McCree's Flashbang is now 10 seconds on cooldown.

i usually end up dying before the cooldown even ends so

and good fuck reaper sick of that guy


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 06 June, 2016, 03:17:16 pm
McCree's Flashbang is now 10 seconds on cooldown.

i usually end up dying before the cooldown even ends so

and good fuck reaper sick of that guy
Me too. But yeah, this probably spells the end for McCree in serious matches. That nerf is really harsh.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 June, 2016, 03:19:38 pm
WELL good thing I play mostly only casually and all.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 June, 2016, 03:23:08 pm
now if they could just nerf widowmaker

OUT OF THE GAME

*laughtrack*


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 06 June, 2016, 03:45:05 pm
and Mei along with her :p


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 June, 2016, 05:03:33 pm
an acceptable sacrifice


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Post by: Random on 06 June, 2016, 05:20:03 pm
mattress is trolling


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 June, 2016, 06:35:10 pm
he's a crafty one


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 06 June, 2016, 07:42:35 pm
??


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 June, 2016, 09:05:23 am
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/7/11853806/xcom-2-ps4-xbox-one-console-release-date

my time has come


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Post by: Random on 07 June, 2016, 10:39:04 am
huzzah


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 June, 2016, 08:37:28 am
gorilla grodd and atrocitus apparently in injustice ii fuck yeah

gimme some new gods now


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 June, 2016, 08:14:19 am
I haven't tested it to confirm its working nature, but I have obtained a mic for the PS4 and my cousin's wedding is over, thus removing a massive burden from my life, so next time Overwatch happens hopefully I will be able to coordinate with you guys and you can all be grossed out by my dumb voice.


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Post by: Random on 12 June, 2016, 02:26:32 pm
Excellent


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 12 June, 2016, 09:08:41 pm
indeed! My replacement should be here tomorrow.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 June, 2016, 01:34:32 pm
I haven't Overwatched in some time. I must rectify this this weekend.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 June, 2016, 08:12:41 pm
I have at long last played the Bloodstained demo that came with my ludicrous and generous donation and I am pretty happy so far with it. Most of my problems were based on the shitty keyboard controls and not the game itself. If it lives up to the pedigree I think I'll be weeping tears of joy and blood at the same time throughout the game.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 July, 2016, 02:39:03 pm
the batch of new pokemon includes a bug that is very clearly supposed to be the ship from gradius and as such it has become my new favorite pokemon

Its 4th of July and I have a four day weekend down at a local Jersey beach hotspot. As such, the only way to spend my time is by hooking up an N64 to a tv, not going outside and playing Paper Mario and Perfect Dark and **** for a long time.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 08 July, 2016, 10:24:08 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H4atoATpNE

thought you might enjoy this


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 July, 2016, 01:37:28 pm
Yeah I heard about it and that sounds insane.

i guess that's one way to make sotn challenging woop woop


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 July, 2016, 11:21:25 am
Me: *has lived my entire life without needing to play dead or alive 5*
Tecmo: *puts a kof character and kof dlc outfits and shit in doa5*
Me: uhhhhhhh

I am dirty KoF trash.


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Post by: Z911 on 09 July, 2016, 11:54:36 am
Have you ever played Odallus The Dark Call?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 July, 2016, 01:57:54 pm
I have not, can't say I've actually heard of it.

*looks it up*

Oh well that looks delightful, shit.


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Post by: Z911 on 09 July, 2016, 02:20:24 pm
It's pretty much Castlevania and Gargoyle's Quest, it was pretty fun and has some nice music though I can't find much of it on youtube.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 July, 2016, 02:32:21 pm
I'll keep an eye on it for sure. Maybe next pay day I'll grab it.

The Castlevania/GnG/Demon's Crest skins are a delight.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 July, 2016, 10:52:35 am
1. Burning through my annual/biannual Link's Awakening runthrough. Still the best game to exist other than maybe MM and definitely SotN. Last time I played I got 100 of the hearts but deprived myself of the tunic and sword upgrades. This time I'm just kind of blazing through it. Still no deaths, going for the special ending as usual. About to get to Eagle's Tower which for me is the highlight of the game.

2. Played Overwatch for the first time in awhile with my buddies last night. We did fine (not ranked) until the last two games where we fought against some prestiged or whatever plays and I've never seen a more awful massacre. I honestly don't think a second went by where justice wasn't raining from above. It sacred me off from even trying ranked.

3. I picked up Suikoden I-III on a PSN sale last week. I've been meaning to give them a shot for awhile now as they form probably the largest gap in my Konami play experience. No idea when I'll actually getting around to playing them since I need to dig up the PS3 to play them (why is there no PS1 Classics on PS4?) but maybe this week/weekend.


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Post by: Random on 11 July, 2016, 11:30:02 am
I'm not convinced ranked is terribly fun, even if you can pair up with a few people. I tried it with a team of 4 on Saturday night, and through 3 attempts at playing, one of the randos on our team left each time. There's some serious problems that they need to sort out with that.

Even then, I'm wondering if the spirit of the game that made me enjoy it in the first place is better contained within quick play.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 July, 2016, 12:49:39 pm
I'm with you on that last part.

Ranked play in most things usually is too much for me anyway. I think BlazBlue was the only game I ever seriously put effort into doing well in the ranked mode. Its more fun for me to constantly lose with less pressure but more "oh man I stopped that DIE DIE DIE Reaper with a flashbang to the face cool" moments.


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Post by: Youef on 11 July, 2016, 06:53:56 pm
(why is there no PS1 Classics on PS4?)
I've heard it has to do with licensing, but it's still honestly beyond frustrating.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 July, 2016, 06:54:56 pm
**** get on it sony ps1 classic is like 60-70% of the reason i own any of your dumb consoles


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 July, 2016, 05:17:08 pm
*bad day of catchin' pokemon*
*arcanine at train stop*

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Post by: Random on 12 July, 2016, 05:48:22 pm
I stalked a Psyduck and a Nidoranne around my apartment complex for 10 minutes when I got home before a) deciding I looked too weird to all of the people driving through and b) concluding they were holed up in the construction site next door. Bitter about that.

Fortunately I had an egg hatch on the way home that turned into a Bulbasaur, so screw people who say you don't get anything worthwhile from 2km eggs.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 July, 2016, 06:34:50 pm
My best eggs have all been 2km eggs so those people are fools.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 July, 2016, 02:48:18 pm
As is usually the case when I play a Zelda, I immediately feel the need to play more/all of them. Rather than play one I really like though I decided on Link to the Past. I'm just past the Palace of Darkness so the game has finally gotten good. Its funny to see how the series is criticized (often rightly) for the long openings, but LttP has its own opening slog since the first three dungeons are a big bore and nothing has any real interest until you get sent to the Dark World. I also still feel your sword range is too short. I basically consistently go "I wish there was a game with this OST and world but better" and then I remember Link's Awakening and A Link Between Worlds exist.

i don't hate the game and its obviously the most influential game on the series itself but its definitely a lower tier entry for me and the overwhelming and frankly hyperbolic praise it gets always feels weird to me, several of my friends really dislike ocarina and zelda in general and i feel like this is what its like for them to hear me talk about those games


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 July, 2016, 02:51:20 pm
also three of the goddamn bosses are eyes and two are worms and that's very frustrating because when the bosses in the game are good they're great and awesome and cool but nope got fight fuckin' KHOLDSTARE the ice eye in case you got tired of the eye fight


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Post by: Random on 13 July, 2016, 03:05:04 pm
I never beat that game. Link's Awakening and the Oracle games are better in my book.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 July, 2016, 03:09:13 pm
Your book is correct.

Well, I might like it more than Ages, as that game had some sections that drove me berserk in a bad way, but Seasons is the bees knees and if you do the combined package thing it definitely tops LttP for me. ALBW might top them all but LA though. Its close at the very least.


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Post by: Random on 13 July, 2016, 03:20:24 pm
I'll note that I actually didn't play Ages, but I lumped it in there anyway.

subrosians tho


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Post by: Youef on 13 July, 2016, 05:00:52 pm
I don't think I ever got very far in LttP either to be honest. I should give it another shot one day, but I agree, I don't like the beginning very much.


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Post by: Random on 13 July, 2016, 05:57:16 pm
I got all the way to Ganon but died and couldn't be bothered to perfect a run through his castle >.>


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 July, 2016, 06:19:44 pm
I'll note that I actually didn't play Ages, but I lumped it in there anyway.

subrosians tho

Its good but like I said, there's some really awful sections/obligate mini-games and the time travel mechanic isn't as nifty as the seasonal one.

I don't think I ever got very far in LttP either to be honest. I should give it another shot one day, but I agree, I don't like the beginning very much.

Its definitely worth playing, just... I don't think its nearly as good as what certain circles say.


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Post by: Z911 on 13 July, 2016, 07:09:36 pm
I think LttP is the only Zelda game I did any progress in, maybe that wasn't a good introduction to the series since I remember struggling to think how the game was on the same pedestal of quality as Super Metroid, DKC2, or Yoshi's Island for a ton of people.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 July, 2016, 07:01:45 am
Yeah I don't put it anywhere near the top of the SNES charts personally.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 July, 2016, 01:05:51 pm
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13716194_10153962805822881_8429151110902430967_n.jpg?oh=d98f765cb5accaf94723667f21f0ce43&oe=582F8E60)

yoooooooooooooooo


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Post by: Random on 15 July, 2016, 06:10:16 pm
that's positively devilish

Was that a catch or a hatch?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 July, 2016, 07:42:05 pm
Caught it, it popped up by a lure. I legit thought I was seeing things at first.

he's my new favorite


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Post by: Random on 15 July, 2016, 08:18:26 pm
I'd put plenty of stardust into him


also I never thought about this as a kid but it legit makes no sense that the fossil pokemon are rock/water types.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 July, 2016, 08:23:43 pm
I think the rock thing is tied to every fossil type as a way to say "they're fossils!"

as for water it seems to be a eurypterid so it would be aquatic at least


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Post by: Random on 15 July, 2016, 08:30:54 pm
right sure


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Post by: Z911 on 15 July, 2016, 08:31:31 pm
I remember a theory that Genesect was a robot Kabutops.

Probably not true and just a coincidence in anatomy, but still fun.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 July, 2016, 08:32:17 pm
right sure

science man

I remember a theory that Genesect was a robot Kabutops.

Probably not true and just a coincidence in anatomy, but still fun.

I would be all about that considered Genesect is one of the best legendaries.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 July, 2016, 02:48:31 pm
A Link to the Past has been beaten. One thing it definitely has going for it is an awesome final boss. One of the best in the series actually. Its probably the one area where it trounces its sequel/successor/whatever A Link Between Worlds is.

i hope my asshole friend brings back my copy of majora's mask 3d because i've been jonesin' to play it again and all of these zelda game olaythroughs have been a way to try to stave off that desire

EDIT

you can't censor me site


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 July, 2016, 04:19:13 pm
update my asshole friend has returned majora's mask


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 20 July, 2016, 06:20:27 pm
did you try KOF demo?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 July, 2016, 07:16:11 am
I put some time into it the other night while I had a minute. Feels good so far. I've always been real bad at KoF so this will probably be more of the same but its fun and the roster is mostly hits (I miss a few characters though.) Its probably my most anticipated game right now, that or SMT IV:A.


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Post by: Z911 on 21 July, 2016, 05:57:17 pm
I haven't been keeping up, but have you played Revelator yet? I'm only on PC, so I have to wait like six months before they put it up on steam once they announce the next upgrade.

I wish I could play the KoF demo. I still think it looks as fun as KoF usually is for myself, I really don't mind the graphics like some people do.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 July, 2016, 06:11:16 pm
I didn't play Revelator yet. I had picked up Xrd's vanilla release when it came out and played a few games with a friend, found it fun and definitely very Guilty Gear.

I don't particularly mind the graphics either. Even when it was first announced I didn't feel like it was a deal breaker, and they look a lot better now than they did. Nothing particularly gorgeous but nothing distracting which is all I really need.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 July, 2016, 07:46:25 am
An Aerodactyl silhouette was spotted while I was walking to work today. I've never been more tempted to completely abandon the day and search for something in my life.


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Post by: Random on 28 July, 2016, 09:19:30 am
A Growlithe and Snorlax popped up soon after I got to work. Frustrating.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 July, 2016, 10:36:53 am
No Snorlax sightings at all. I won't be able to stop playing this until I have one.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 August, 2016, 02:24:57 pm
Finally got a 10km egg. I'm looking forward to it being another Pinsir and throwing my phone across the room.


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Post by: Random on 01 August, 2016, 02:48:39 pm
My first was an Eevee. Second was a low-powered Onix. Got a little less than 3km until I find out the disappointment of this next one.

Also I was in a place this weekend that kept showing me multiple Charmanders under "nearby" and yet I didn't encounter a single one.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 August, 2016, 02:56:55 pm
I'd be fine with an Onix since I don't have one yet. I'm hoping against hope for an Aerodactyl or Snorlax.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 August, 2016, 05:04:45 pm
update i caught a snorlax so i no longer need to play this game


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Post by: Z911 on 01 August, 2016, 07:15:41 pm
That's probably a good thing.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 August, 2016, 05:19:53 pm
The 10km egg ended up being an Electabuzz, which I didn't have yet, so my phone remains unthrown for now.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 August, 2016, 08:18:45 am
People across the webs are posting their 7 favorite games, including some buds of mine and since no one on my facebook would care I'm putting them here for posterity;

Symphony of the Night
Majora's Mask
Link's Awakening
Paper Mario
Dark Souls
Fallout 3
Metroid Prime


There's a few games snipping at the heels of the list (especially Gunstar Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, Brawl, other Castlevania and Zelda games I left off for diversity, MK9, some SMTs etc.) but this seems the most right version I could assemble at the current time.


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Post by: Random on 10 August, 2016, 08:47:13 am
My list has two games in common with yours.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 August, 2016, 08:52:09 am
gimme the details guy


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Post by: Random on 10 August, 2016, 10:17:27 am
The list I came up with yesterday was like

Super Smash Bros.
Majora's Mask
Undertale
Paper Mario TTYD
Mass Effect 2
Metroid Prime
Destiny


but then a little bit after I'd come up with that I realized Dark Souls wasn't on there, and I was like "hmm"

it feels like 7 is pretty restrictive and obviously was in mind more for character count than anything


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Post by: Maniac on 10 August, 2016, 10:19:13 am
My list has two games in common with yours.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 August, 2016, 11:36:17 am
The list I came up with yesterday was like

Super Smash Bros.
Majora's Mask
Undertale
Paper Mario TTYD
Mass Effect 2
Metroid Prime
Destiny


but then a little bit after I'd come up with that I realized Dark Souls wasn't on there, and I was like "hmm"

it feels like 7 is pretty restrictive and obviously was in mind more for character count than anything

Yeah definitely agree with 7 being weird and restrictive. I've played 6/7 of yours and like 6/7 so good stuff.

My list has two games in common with yours.
gimme the details guy


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Post by: Z911 on 10 August, 2016, 06:17:33 pm
Whenever I make those type of lists I feel like I put too many older games in it, though that could be because most of the genres I like the most have been dying out these days or are restricted to indie territory.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 August, 2016, 07:01:08 pm
They're usually the games people have the best memories with too so I'm sure that furthers putting them on there. The newest game on mine is from 2011 and as of right now I don;t think there's any console games from this gen I'd consider a favorite ever thought here's some I've dug a lot. Some 3DS games come closer.


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Post by: Youef on 13 August, 2016, 12:14:19 pm
Symphony of the Night
Majora's Mask
Link's Awakening
Paper Mario
Dark Souls
Fallout 3
Metroid Prime
I think my list is very similar, particularly with the last four games.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 August, 2016, 01:07:47 pm
So my clearly inclusive sampling indicates that either Majora's Mask, Metroid Prime or Dark Souls is BP's favorite game.


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Post by: Maniac on 13 August, 2016, 01:13:25 pm
we're all the right age to have played majora's mask and metroid prime during our formative years as gamers, so yeah

*has never played the first metroid prime before*


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 13 August, 2016, 01:31:14 pm
It's Majora's Mask for me, tbh. While I certainly liked Metroid Prime, it just never quite spoke to me the way MM did.


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Post by: HyperOmar on 13 August, 2016, 01:32:00 pm
My list has two games in common with yours.

And I have never finished Majora's Mask or played Metroid Prime.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 August, 2016, 02:30:31 pm
now i want to play metroid prime again whoops


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 August, 2016, 09:52:11 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFn7aqwoxTo

Excellent.

also lol new metal gear online coopy game everyone is losing their minds

also dark souls announcement for 8/24, gimme the dlc


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Post by: HyperOmar on 17 August, 2016, 10:57:55 am
EXCELLENT

Also, Metal Gear?
more like left 4 gear right


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 August, 2016, 12:09:39 pm
gear 4 dead


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Post by: Maniac on 17 August, 2016, 12:16:16 pm
wow at mg survive

like, i can think of a few ideas for an online "MGS game". you don't even need characters or a plot, just take the forward base thing from MGSV and expand it into a clan wars kind of deal, flesh that idea out into a full title. bill it as a spinoff -- such an idea is in continuity with a number of elements and themes in MGSV. that's not gonna change anyone's mind about konami or mend their public image, but you could sell that idea without accumulating even more enmity than before.

i refuse to believe that idea wasn't pitched at some point. it's obvious, it's a simple idea to contextualize, it's an expansion of an idea that has already been implemented, etc. but they still chose something completely incongruous as l4d to slap the metal gear name to lol


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 August, 2016, 01:19:11 pm
i'm a little mad they didn't even try to incorporate skateboarding like in mgs2 really, if they're gonna do wacky spin off games with stuff make it something cooler than left 4 dead

admittedly i don't really care too much but come on at least make a cool needless spinoff umbrella corps already exists

ACTUALLY I typed Umbrella Chronicles first and if they did a on rails shooter spin off like they did with Castlevania and Konami I'd actually be jacked up and ready.


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Post by: HyperOmar on 17 August, 2016, 02:10:40 pm
on rails shooter spin off like they did with Castlevania
We'll never get that Big Boss confession under Kirameki legendary tree.

So sad.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 August, 2016, 03:13:00 pm
For real.


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Post by: Z911 on 17 August, 2016, 06:39:10 pm
At this point I wish Konami would just go under so Platinum could obtain the rights and make more MGR games.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 August, 2016, 06:50:09 pm
i earnestly wish platinum made a game i liked as much as vanquish


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 August, 2016, 06:57:17 pm
shoulda put any other game but whatever words are hard


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Post by: TBizzle on 17 August, 2016, 07:40:54 pm
i'm late to the party but yeah dark souls is in everyone's favorites

Yoshi's Island
Metal Gear Solid 2
Journey
Dark Souls
Super Smash Brothers (Melee through the latest one, they're all the same to me)


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Post by: Willard, Lord of The Shrubs on 17 August, 2016, 08:00:21 pm
Found my USB GameCube controller; Melee feels good on PC, but my controller config needs a little more work. It would be neat if I could find a way to run it from my physical copy of the game, though, I think I'd need a specific disc drive.

Been playing I Am Setsuna with my girlfriend on her PS4... Super excited for Dishonored 2, though I haven't played through the DLC for 1, yet. Wish I had the time to get into the MGS series, I feel like I'm missing out.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 August, 2016, 08:13:49 pm
i'm late to the party but yeah dark souls is in everyone's favorites

Yoshi's Island
Metal Gear Solid 2
Journey
Dark Souls
Super Smash Brothers (Melee through the latest one, they're all the same to me)

yoshi's island is the bee's knees

Found my USB GameCube controller; Melee feels good on PC, but my controller config needs a little more work. It would be neat if I could find a way to run it from my physical copy of the game, though, I think I'd need a specific disc drive.

Been playing I Am Setsuna with my girlfriend on her PS4... Super excited for Dishonored 2, though I haven't played through the DLC for 1, yet. Wish I had the time to get into the MGS series, I feel like I'm missing out.

Grab the MGS Legacy Collection, its got all of them I think and there's bound to be at least one of them that you'll dig a lot since the main grouping of games is so good.


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Post by: Willard, Lord of The Shrubs on 17 August, 2016, 08:21:10 pm
There is a good chance the girlfriend's brother owns that, I'll have to check with him to see if we can borrow it. I've got the new Persona game and Horizon Zero Dawn pre-ordered, I should probably wait until I have those paid off before I get anything else haha.

Also I second that thought about Yoshi's Island.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 18 August, 2016, 09:54:16 pm
KoF XIV comes out next week. I am of course wasting money on getting the super special edition with the CD of music I can't put in my car because of the Mai artwork on the sleeve. A friend of mine got it early and has been informing me about it. I loved (LOVED) XIII but no one played it with me so I'm hoping to put more time into this one. It definitely doesn't look as good as XIII, but no fighting game that ever existed does (maybe Vampire Savior in its day, I'm partial to how expressive and goofy those animations were) but the roster is better and it plays fine if the demo is any indication. And if the rumor/leak of planned DLC fighters is true I'll be even happier. Now just make Samurai Shodown VII and we're really back in business.

UNNECESSARY SIDE NOTE

Recently one of my favorite comic characters was confirmed to be comic back from a six or so year death. At around the same time, another one who's fate was sort of ambiguous was confirmed dead. I can only have things in balance it seems between "its back and cool" and "its not happening" and with Treasure seemingly twiddling their thumbs and no real Castlevania coming out ever (I love you though Bloodstained) it looks like this holds true for games as well. SNK lives while Treasure sleeps.

anyway gettin' ready for that geese/king of dinosaurs/leona team


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Post by: HyperOmar on 19 August, 2016, 09:12:31 am
Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreservation fanservice~

But yeah, I know that feel. I guess it's better to be happy with what we have rather than sad with what we don't.
We can just hope for good things to stay good.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 August, 2016, 10:18:18 am
play me in kof xiv omar


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Post by: Z911 on 19 August, 2016, 06:25:00 pm
I can only wait for KoF14 to come to PC unfortunately.


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Post by: Maniac on 19 August, 2016, 06:35:48 pm
KoF XIII is one of the many games I bought for 75% on Steam off and never actually played. I should change that, but I'm dumb at fighting games lol


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 August, 2016, 09:35:24 am
Its great and you should definitely play it even if there's only like ten people playing it anymore probably.


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Post by: HyperOmar on 21 August, 2016, 12:44:52 am
play me in kof xiv omar
I have no PS4 and I must scream. So...

I can only wait for KoF14 to come to PC unfortunately.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 August, 2016, 11:43:56 am
arrahhh

I gave into my temptations and started up Metroid Prime again. I am pleased to report it is still one of the best things ever and the mere act of running and jumping around still fills me with glee. Just got the Ice Beam.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 August, 2016, 11:35:04 am
So KoF XIV is out and I have played it. I've gotten all the endings and played some online matches with mixed results. The patch to fix slowdown should be coming soon but its only really messed up one of my matches where I can hear the person on the other end furiously tapping away at his fight stick and complaining until he gave up and spammed Athena Psycho Balls which i had no counter for with the slowdown. Other matches have just involved me being wiped out completely and utterly. I need to work on that; I've always been real bad at KoF despite my love for it. I'm excited to see what direction they take roster wise with the DLC/sequels based on how the story went.

KoF has taken up most of my other game time so Metroid Prime has suffered but I'll get back to it soon. On a coworkers suggestion I bought Reigns on my phone and I'm really enjoying it. It reminds me somewhat of Papers, Please only less stressful (so not quite as good?) and more conducive to plays since its on my phone. None of my reigns have been super long because I rush things, which shows why I should never be allowed to take control of anything. I think I've had merchants take control of the kingdom and kill me twice now.


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Post by: Z911 on 31 August, 2016, 07:19:20 pm
Psycho baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 September, 2016, 07:12:41 am
psycho swooorrrddddd *into infinity*


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Post by: HyperOmar on 01 September, 2016, 09:55:59 am
Hope it comes on PC so I spam too.


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Post by: Maniac on 16 September, 2016, 04:34:25 pm
You gonna pick up SMT IV: Apocalypse on launch day?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 September, 2016, 05:50:50 pm
Yup. Dusted off the 3DS after binging on comics on my commute for like forever. I'll probably have lots of dumb thoughts about it considering I played IV to the point of obsession so it'll be a REBIRTH for this topic.

probably


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Post by: Maniac on 16 September, 2016, 05:54:09 pm
we should revive the old SMT topic lol


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 September, 2016, 06:09:49 pm
bring that bad boy back


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 September, 2016, 09:18:26 am
waitin' at work for my cool smt iva and criterion collection cat people release is eating away at my sanity its good stuff

And even cooler is tomorrow I start a Chemistry class I need to complete my masters degree. I am very bad at chemistry and I need to get a B minimum so I'm pretty much freaking out. Perfect recipe for an SMT game playthrough!


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Post by: Maniac on 20 September, 2016, 11:08:24 am
i'm the only person i know in real life who actually likes chemistry, although i never took high level courses in it lol

i wanna download it on the eshop (lost my copy of SMT IV lol), but I don't have a router in my room and my college internet blocks wi-fi connections from video game systems. so i'm trying to get a friend who lives in the same building to let me use his router


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 September, 2016, 01:26:07 pm
I don't necessarily mind it outside of organic chemistry, I'm just really bad at it and I haven't taken it in a long, long time. I put this one off for awhile and now its like one of the last things I need so wooooooo.

the grading rubric seems generous though so there's that


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 September, 2016, 03:01:33 pm
Happy fifth birthday Dark Souls! I love youuuuuuuu


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 September, 2016, 11:48:04 am
Vid games!

SMT IV Apocalypse! I really like it! I ended up moving a head slightly and wasted all my money grinding near a heal spot so I'm a bit overleveled I think. About to face Shesha for the first time.

Game Boy Advance adventure! I felt a wave of nostalgia for the old system a few weeks ago and it became worse when I realized none of mine work anymore so I've just been playing whats available on the Wii U, namely Circle of the Moon and Advance Wars. Stuck at a tough AW battle so my focus has been elsewhere. I never beat Circle of the Moon and I'm a little bit past where I usually stop off so hey new Castlevania material! And with Bloodstained delayed that's something that I won't have for awhile so I should treasure this.

Finally, I picked up Severed now that its available on a console I own. I'm completely entranced by this game. Not sure if its the unique art style, the lack of much exposition or the gameplay but I keep thinking about it long after I put it down. Truly fascinating to me.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 October, 2016, 11:35:10 am
Starting off October right by beating two Castlevania games I've never beatn (the aforementioned Circle of the Moon and also Belmont's Revenge.) Both are notable for having really tough Dracula fights, although one is cool and interesting (CotM) and the other is boring pattern recognition with no variation at all (BR.) That said I think I might like BR a bit more overall. It took a lot of the more esoteric stuff from The Adventure (the worst CV game) and put them in a game that actually isn't a chore to play. Its neat.


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 October, 2016, 01:31:46 pm
dammit dammit dammit

Every time I see castlevania nowadays I can't help but imagine Hulk Hogan as a vampire


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 October, 2016, 12:54:31 pm
So the Overwatch Halloween costumes are super neat (I especially like Ana, Hanzo, Junkrat, Mercy, Reaper, Roadhog and Symmetra's costumes) but come on yo Blizzard why not add some Diablo, you're trying to tell me no one was like "yeah make Roadhog the Butcher and Reinhardt the Skeleton King" what the fuck is going on with you guys.

REGARDLESS I'll probably start playing again to try and get some and then get more D.Va Taunts I'll never use.


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Post by: Random on 11 October, 2016, 09:57:44 pm
The Horde mode thing is pretty fun, and yeah the skins are great. The lack of Van Helsing McCree seems like a missed opportunity, though.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 October, 2016, 06:36:07 pm
The Horde mode thing is pretty fun, and yeah the skins are great. The lack of Van Helsing McCree seems like a missed opportunity, though.

I didn't think about this but now I'm very mad.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 October, 2016, 08:22:10 pm
WOW I haven't played Overwatch in a hot minute I am rusty as all hell.


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Post by: Random on 15 October, 2016, 01:35:43 am
Yeah it's not quite like climbing back on a bike. Or like I know what I should be doing, but I'm slow to do it.

Also I think my PS4 controller is dying, or at least the left joystick is. I'm finding it hard to turn left in FPS games.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 October, 2016, 12:23:52 pm
i was also never good so that doesn't help

Loot boxes have been fruitful. I got Tombstone Bastion which is cool but more importantly got Imp Mercy in the next one. My goal is to get vampire Symmetra since its only 750 moneys and I'm at like 575.

also i guess some hero leaked or something cool another character for me to be confused by like ana


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 October, 2016, 11:16:29 am
loot boxes continue to be too beneficial, now witch mercy and also devi symmetra so i might as well stop playing it won't get cooler than this


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 October, 2016, 09:15:30 am
https://twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/788001608827281408

gimme


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 November, 2016, 01:41:03 pm
Got a little bit of DS3 play time in before Horrorthon this weekend and I dig it. It might be my favorite snow area in the games from an aesthetic and enemy design stand point. I'm also not as rusty as I thought I'd be. No bosses yet. I'm going to Disney next week for a big family vacation thing/to stave off the existential dread of the looming possibility of a Donald Trump presidency so I won't be able to play for awhile but its short so I guess that doesn't matter too much.

also blizzcon this weekend, getting excited for no cool diablo information since diablo is the dirty unloved cretin of the blizzard brood these days


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Post by: Z911 on 02 November, 2016, 06:15:29 pm
I have a small sliver of hope for Warcraft IV, but I'm more than prepared to be disappointed.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 November, 2016, 08:26:48 pm
I'd go buck wild for that too but yeah I'm not expecting it. The RTS is a long lost breed.


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Post by: Random on 04 November, 2016, 02:36:28 pm
http://kotaku.com/blizzard-is-remaking-diablo-inside-of-diablo-iii-1788590540

Better than nothing?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 November, 2016, 05:09:45 pm
My laptop doesn't play the old Diablo games anymore so that's cool.

although i play on console to they probably won't update it anyway whoops


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 November, 2016, 02:31:23 pm
http://www.cinepunx.com/horror-business-episode-13-the-exhumed-films-horrorthon-featuring-joe-yanick/

hey if you ever wanted to hear my dumb voice i'm on this podcast at like 1:15:23 in sounding like an asshole about a dumb animal attack movie so check it out


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 December, 2016, 11:01:38 am
Some friends and I compile a list of the games we've beaten throughout the year. I'm at 49 (mostly handheld games and some arcade games to pad the length like the dirty sneak I am.) I beat Twilight Princess HD today since I hadn't started it since getting it. Looking back at the list, I see the 24th game I beat was Wind Waker HD and after that was Silent Hill, so looks like its time to boot up Silent Hill 3 for the first time in years. My memory of the game is positive albeit murky; I only really clearly remember a few set pieces so it should be a good six or so hour playthrough.

one day i'll actually finish the silent hill 4 playthrough i started in like 2010 and never finished whoops


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Post by: Maniac on 11 December, 2016, 01:03:53 pm
i don't think i beat even 10 games this year


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Post by: Random on 11 December, 2016, 01:06:41 pm
my list would be shorter, but I think I've done at least 10

Might try to compile this later


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 December, 2016, 01:20:25 pm
if i only include like real console games it would be like one or two, its all arcade and 3ds titles mostly because i'm a dirty cheat


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Post by: Maniac on 11 December, 2016, 01:26:00 pm
well, adding 3ds games isn't really cheating, they prolly make up half of the games i beat this year. not a whole lot of interesting games on consoles, but a ton on the **** 3ds lol

mostly i either just started a bunch of games and quit them after a few hours, played the same game multiple times (hey, if i beat dark souls 3 4 times, does that put me half-way there?) or played MMOs (beat the main, pre-expansion bit of FFXIV three times!)


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 December, 2016, 01:51:04 pm
you ain't wrong

I mostly consider them cheats because a lot of the games I play on there are ones I've beaten before (Majora's Mask and Ocarina versions, SNES games, etc.) which usually end up being shorter than a console game released today (I think? I don't play many whoops.) Local bar/arcade place helps as well since there's a ton of beaten em ups there I can dump quarters in.


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Post by: TBizzle on 11 December, 2016, 04:10:51 pm
i beat 2 games this year


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 December, 2016, 04:36:24 pm
honestly i'm jealous of all of you video games are trash and a waste of my precious time

Silent Hill 3 is still really scary. I forgot how long it takes you to get the flashlight compared to other games and how many pitch black hallways with monster dogs they make you run through to get it.


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Post by: Maniac on 11 December, 2016, 05:55:50 pm
i mean, i haven't beaten that many games this year, but i've probably spent more time playing games in general this year than over the last couple of years. finals week is coming up, and here I am playing FFXIV


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Post by: Arnaham on 11 December, 2016, 06:03:23 pm
Video games are still largely where my free time goes, so I'm sure I've finished a lot (whereas anime has been completely sidelined, I think I finished watching one show this year)

But maybe five of those are modern console games


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Post by: Maniac on 11 December, 2016, 06:07:11 pm
how many were eroge


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Post by: Arnaham on 11 December, 2016, 06:09:25 pm
More than five


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 12 December, 2016, 06:11:17 pm
the games that deserve to be beaten, I haven't completed. It's disgusting.

STILL have not finished Resonance of Fate.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 December, 2016, 11:11:07 pm
If I made a list of games I played this year that I didn't finish it would be a gross, overpowering list.


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Post by: Maniac on 13 December, 2016, 01:50:19 am
If I made a list of games I played this year that I didn't finish it would be a gross, overpowering list.

pretty much this. it's either that or i played the same five games over and over


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 December, 2016, 07:23:45 pm
Silent Hill 3 has been beaten and so I have beaten 50 games and wasted my time in 2016.

time to play overwatch and try to get scrooge mccree skin


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 December, 2016, 10:37:29 pm
I don't know how many games I've finished in 2016.

But this topic finally got me off my ass and finishing the Neutral and Pacifist routes of Undertale.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 December, 2016, 11:35:46 pm
funnily enough i never finished pacifist or genocide in undertale just the initial neutral run whoops


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 December, 2016, 11:41:45 pm
well my initial neutral run was basically a pacifist run anyways so i just had to reload it and do the pacifist stuff lol


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 18 December, 2016, 06:15:43 pm
Playing Overwatch for the first time since the big update. I really dig the Winter Mystery thing, its been helping me try other characters without knowing for sure I'll get crushed because everyone else is getting random characters too. I like Sombra a lot. I might actually try to learn her once the event is done.

Did some arcade and was mostly crushed, although I did 3-0 one guy named genjigalore, who ragequit before the match could finish, possibly because the match he just lost was a Genji match.


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Post by: Styles on 18 December, 2016, 07:27:30 pm
Asgore's music will never get old.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 December, 2016, 11:38:00 am
Its a quality tune and fight.


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Post by: Youef on 19 December, 2016, 07:49:55 pm
Dang, 50 games. I think I played like 5, and 2 or 3 of them were short indie games.

Oh yeah I replayed some of the Souls games too.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 December, 2016, 08:31:50 pm
almost all of them are quickie portables or arcade games to make the illusion that i play video games


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 January, 2017, 12:25:47 pm
Tonight is the annual "my buddy is back in town from LA, time to play Smash" night. I went to check to make sure everything was up to date and I legitimately forgot that they added the Fates protag and Bayonetta whoops. Guess I'll be learning how they play tonight while having people get passively aggressively mad since I'm bringing the Wii U and won't let one dork mess with my sound settings.

I think around this time last year I had a clear goal for games: beat all the Souls games (Bloodborne included) in the lead up to III. I don't even have any games I'm excited for right now since most got delayed or have nebulous release dates so I feel a lack of direct goals for a game I should be playing. I guess I have a giant backlog but I'm bad at managing that whoops.


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 January, 2017, 12:35:48 pm
if you see a guy playing bayo

be prepared to suffer, because sakurai doesn't know how to design non-broken characters


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Post by: Maniac on 02 January, 2017, 01:00:57 pm
i was supposed to beat persona 4 golden over break in preparation for persona 5 but guess what i didn't do


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 January, 2017, 02:48:11 pm
if you see a guy playing bayo

be prepared to suffer, because sakurai doesn't know how to design non-broken characters

balance is for squares anyway

i was supposed to beat persona 4 golden over break in preparation for persona 5 but guess what i didn't do

whoops

i keep telling myself one day i'll actually get catherine on the cheap so i guess i could do that but that would require owning catherine and having it in my house where people could find it and that's a tough risk to run


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Post by: Maniac on 02 January, 2017, 03:36:17 pm
catherine seems pretty tame at this stage. although that game doesn't sound like it's fun at all, really


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 January, 2017, 03:52:50 pm
i have people i trust and respect who recommend it which is why its on my radar although i am really bad at dedicated puzzle games


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 January, 2017, 08:48:04 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezosSMzPdNQ

boss looks scary

Ideally I'll be finished up with Breath of the Wild by then so I can just sort of roll right into this and finish the other DLC as well. I played some of it when it came out but the timing wasn't great with class and all. End of March/Early April should be better.


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Post by: Random on 23 January, 2017, 07:06:05 pm
It'll have been almost a year for me then, so that's a pretty good time to revisit the game and play both DLCs.

I want to step on those locust things.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 January, 2017, 08:52:43 pm
They look neat.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 February, 2017, 11:00:13 am
In an attempt to stave off me being interested in and buying full priced new release games I wasn't supposed to want I popped III back in and messed around with the DLC some more. I'm probably close to finishing it since I know its short, so I guess I'll maybe do that before the Switch and Ringed City. I beat one of the two bosses today and it was a nice, fun return to Soulsboys.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 February, 2017, 11:10:40 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKZNHiva7dc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvtQYsckLxk


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Post by: Z911 on 13 February, 2017, 11:20:32 am
You beat me to it, he looks like what I was hoping for gameplay-wise being an Omega Red character with grapples.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 February, 2017, 12:52:09 pm
Yeah he looks fantastic. His super made me giddy with delight.


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Post by: Styles on 13 February, 2017, 03:32:27 pm
This has solidified my purchase


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 February, 2017, 03:38:39 pm
good brother styles over here


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 February, 2017, 10:50:51 am
popped in dark souls 3 to try and clear the first dlc before zelda/the new dlc and my word is sister friede kicking my ass


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 February, 2017, 05:59:33 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2x_eumG-Zo

As the proud owner of a Neo Geo Pocket Color this makes my heart sing. Its nice to know that somehow there are people who still make games just for me despite that probably not being a financial feasibility.

I have been able to avoid getting myself excited by playing the DS Castlevanias but I'm nearing the end of Order of Ecclesia, so its time to face facts; new Zelda in a few days shittttttttt


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 March, 2017, 10:57:56 am
I have obtained a Switch. Its nifty and sleek.

I was a little skeptical about Breath of the Wild because I really don't like The Open World Game (or the Ubisoft game) all that much unless its in a setting that really sticks to me (Fallout, RDR, etc.) I expected it to be nice and big but lacking in meat on the bones. This is not the case thus far. I kept putting off sleeping to play it which is the first time I've done so for a game in awhile. There's some nitpicks I have about the controls/interface, but the game itself is filled with neat stuff to see and do and it does feel fun to just move around and explore. It's really quite extraordinary.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 March, 2017, 02:34:23 pm
I have one more dungeon left. My biggest complaint is a serious lack of bosses but its good at pretty much everything else. I can imagine a lot of people will say this is their favorite game in the series moving forward and I could buy it, although I don't think I can ever divorce my intense personal love for the N64 and GBC games.

In any case, I feel torn between wanting to beat it before The Ringed City and Persona 5 but also wanting to stretch it out as long as I can. I feel like there's still stuff I've missed. I don't have any delusions of 100% this game but I want to see as much as I can.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 17 March, 2017, 11:24:24 am
Persona is coming.

We can't hide.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2017, 05:19:36 pm
it almost got delayed again because of a steelcase fuck up lol


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 March, 2017, 11:15:56 am
I have beaten Breath of the Wild. The last time I felt so connected and in love with a game was Dark Souls.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 March, 2017, 03:09:02 pm
in dark souls related news

I finally beat Sister Friede. I ended up summoning on my last ember and just came through. She's very fun in co-op but also jesus she's the hardest boss I've ever fought possibly. I can't imagine doing it solo, the closest I've ever gotten is like halfway through her final form.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 March, 2017, 07:56:06 am
maybe you should stop telling people how to live their life random

i dont have anything to add or a reason to quote this but i was looking through the topic for something and found this, good quote imo


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Post by: Random on 20 March, 2017, 08:08:31 am
:u


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 March, 2017, 09:18:36 am
*thumbs up*

also happy 20th birthday symphony of the night still my favorite in the world


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 March, 2017, 12:47:34 pm
Dark Souls III DLC is out and its a doozy. I just got past the first area that they showed off extensively and beat the first boss. Its a neat area and recalls what I liked about Oolacile in the first game's DLC; a sense of crumbling ruin.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 March, 2017, 07:52:06 pm
a boss spoiler

Ughhhhhhh there's an Old Monk style boss fight in this ughhhhhhh I hate PVP.

EDIT

the person i beat the boss fight got summoned and then maybe lag or kindness allowed me to backstab them and kill them which was nice for a change


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 March, 2017, 08:17:21 pm
I've beaten everything in The Ringed City save Darkeater Midir, who I haven't fought yet but have read he's a massive pool of HP and misery, like some freakish offspring of Kalameet and the Ancient Dragon. So right up my alley. Gael was a fun fight, not as hard as the demons but aggressive and tricky enough to give me several deaths before I finally put him down. Its somewhat fitting for the possible/likely last boss fight of a Souls content to basically be Guts. Really fun DLC, I blazed through it mostly because I didn't want to stop. Its making me excited for E3 as FS is supposedly working on three projects and I need more FS in my life. I hope they rip off Nioh for taking the Souls idea and putting in Japanese  mythology settings and make Otogi Souls although I am the only person this appeals to so that seem's unlikely.


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Post by: Youef on 30 March, 2017, 08:18:29 pm
It appeals to me as well.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 March, 2017, 08:23:01 pm
play otogi man even though its on a dead console and not backwards compatible its the best non souls series from from software


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Post by: Maniac on 30 March, 2017, 09:16:32 pm
play armored core


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Post by: Random on 31 March, 2017, 12:15:41 am
feel like bb2 is for definite

i would also play some non-nioh fromsoft weeb souls probably


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 31 March, 2017, 12:48:46 am
I have fond memories of Lost Kingdoms.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 March, 2017, 07:20:28 am
i'd rather anything over bb2 to be honest unless they change a chunk stuff i didn't like but then it wouldn't be bb soooooo just gimme nanosouls spacesouls or something instead i ain't gonna pretend i won't buy bb2 if it happens but it wouldn't be the same thrill

Lost Kingdoms is my jam. I own both but haven't made any headway into the second one because its so weird and different than the first one.

play armored core

I earnestly loved the demo that came with my PS1. That's the extent of my history with the franchise but I've considered playing the PS1 game at least.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 May, 2017, 09:54:50 am
hey i've been playing persona 5 and some gripes aside i really like it

I'm at the point where I feel like the game is starting to go "oh **** I guess we need to start moving towards an ending" since its starting to tell me to hang out with people while I can and things are happening rapidly. Pacing aside that's fine since I'm about ready to wrap it up as the game has been completely consuming my weekends without fail.


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Post by: Maniac on 01 May, 2017, 03:55:28 pm
i still can't believe it's been almost a month since that game came out

all of the spoilers I read about how mishandled that game was in plot, themes and some major character stuff (atlus, i wanted just one thing. you had all the tools to make that one thing happen, and you didn't) makes me just want to wait on P5: Crimson or whatever that's gonna be called for them to iron out at least some of that business, since i'll just end up re-buying it anyway if they do. but i dunno when that'll happen since it took something like 4 years for P4G.

tl;dr:

(http://i.imgur.com/ZaVV2EJ.png)


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 May, 2017, 05:19:58 pm
it feels like it hasn't been since i've literally only been able to play it on weekends

I could see the updated re-release coming sooner. I don't remember what the P4 release was like but there's areas that definitely feel undercooked here and everyone is acknowledging it but at the same time what do i know about releasing and updating major video game releases.

good use of comic


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Post by: Maniac on 01 May, 2017, 06:00:30 pm
it's weird, because FES came out less than a year after P3, but persona 4 golden took about 4 years. like, the amount of delays persona 5 had makes me wonder if atlus's main production team is starting to become too bloated to run efficiently. the persona series today is a helluva lot bigger than it was when persona 4 came out in japan in summer of 2008 such that they might try to get the updated installment out sooner, but i kinda get the feeling that it's harder for them to push something like that out than it was when they did p3, FES and p4 all within almost exactly two years.

not to mention that they've turn that series into a coiling abomination of a franchise so for all I know, the P5 update could be stalled by like, a P5 dating sim or something.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 May, 2017, 06:02:02 pm
well last i checked they already have a bunch of p5 domains registered and ready so

but at the same time most of those are developed outside probably so they'll just make arc system works do everything or the etrian people


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 02 May, 2017, 12:10:50 pm
https://youtu.be/DMjPfJg0fA0

THOUGHTS TOO


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 May, 2017, 01:27:00 pm
blazblue souls

As much as its become a joke to describe games as "x meets Souls" it pleases me to see that the series has become so influential. Have to imagine this was Namco going "oh shit they really are done with these games" and essentially shooting for a new one. As to how it compares I guess wait and see. I still need to play Nioh oops.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 May, 2017, 08:20:31 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB6BHtwigEA

oh hey first round on injustice 2 dlc lets see who's there

*sub-zero* i mean i guess that's cool although i have mkx for that
*starfire* ehhhhhh i don't really care about teen titans but cool?
*red hood* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha oh man

so this isn't a good pack but that's okay now i don't need to buy dl-*black manta silhouette* damnit


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 05 May, 2017, 10:29:07 am
It sucks ass because it's all or nothing. You can't buy them individually I don't think.

**** Sub Zero.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 May, 2017, 06:33:49 pm
I think you can buy the packs separately. So I'll only need one or maybe two if the Raiden pack has two good choices in it because I definitely don't need anyone from this one.


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Post by: Z911 on 05 May, 2017, 06:38:54 pm
Starfire and Black Manta are rad, Jason Todd will probably be my second punching bag alongside Damian.

I'm kinda pulling for Etrigan being the big guy on the right.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 May, 2017, 08:45:30 pm
Etrigan would be BOSS. I don't really have any guesses for anyone else other than maybe Sinestro in the Manta pack. The lady could be Cierce if they want to add another WW villain but who knows.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 May, 2017, 08:46:00 pm
also your punching bag choices are correct the only good robin is tim drake


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Post by: Z911 on 06 May, 2017, 11:10:16 am
Dick Grayson is alright too, but yeah they're the only good ones.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 May, 2017, 08:06:30 pm
I've never been a fan of Nightwing/Grayson, I think it might be because a friend of mine really liked him and was super obnoxious about how he was the best DC character, better than Batman, etc.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 May, 2017, 06:36:57 pm
okay cool finally beat persona 5 so i can play all the cool fighting games coming out like i'm supposed to

I really liked it, my favorite Persona and probably only behind SMT IV and Nocturne for my personal enjoyment scale. Had the same problem as a lot of the games where I get worn out by the end but the final boss was at least cooler than 3 and 4's even if it still wasn't all that hard. I'm definitely glad to be finished though; I put like close to 90s hours into this game, way more than I ever did for the previous games (Persona or SMT in general other than probably IV.)


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 May, 2017, 06:50:03 pm
looking forward to only ever fighting harley quinn in injustice 2 online


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Post by: Z911 on 16 May, 2017, 06:51:38 pm
I was prepared for the Batman army if I ever gotten around to Injustice 2, were you on Xbone or PS4?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 May, 2017, 07:13:15 pm
PS4. So far I've only fought Harley Quinns with massive amounts of customization already. I suspect Suicide Squad bolstered her popularity even if people really didn't like that movie.

Good news is Swamp Thing is super weird and cool even though I need to get the hang of him still.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 May, 2017, 10:14:59 am
My brother impulse bought Friday the 13th last night and played it until approx. 5am. I'm hoping to give it a try at some point.

Beat Injustice 2's story mode although I just skipped all the actual story content because I didn't care and just wanted to unlock Brainiac. Spent some time online with a buddy, its good fun and better than the first game for sure. Grodd and Captain Cold are very fun to use.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 May, 2017, 01:02:08 pm
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-05-30-whats-keeping-nintendo-from-making-a-new-advance-wars

its hard making waifu bait/husbando bait characters in a cartoonish war setting evidently this hurts lads


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Post by: Maniac on 30 May, 2017, 01:37:01 pm
i mean

(https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/advancewars/images/f/fc/Gage.png/revision/latest?cb=20090802121702)

i'd marry this guy


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 May, 2017, 02:32:41 pm
i feel like it couldn't be that hard to just make the cos marriage bait rather than units but arrahhhh


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 June, 2017, 09:51:05 am
Tekken 7 is out! I am bad at it and I can't connect to random people online, but its fun! You throw a child into a volcano in story mode!

Tried a few new characters and there's some good ones in there. Lucky Chloe is a nightmare to fight against. I look forward to only fighting Akuma is the online on my end ever gets sorted out. Glad the customization options are still a thing because I gave Paul a little froggy that hangs on his side and it makes me laugh.


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Post by: Z911 on 03 June, 2017, 04:44:15 pm
https://twitter.com/Yasradiusmanaf/status/870891278505918468


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 June, 2017, 09:21:44 am
that's quality

Of course I gave King the Okada stuff so he can do a Rainmaker but I wish there was more New Japan items other than the Bullet Club shirt.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 July, 2017, 10:50:07 am
welp yesterday my flight was cancelled and a trip i planned for a few months had to be cancelled as a result so i was just in the right state of mind to buy crash n-sane trilogy

Its pretty one to one from what I've played (a bit of the first island of 1 and the first two warp zones of 3.) I have been dying to the turtles in one a lot more but I think thats getting used to the new graphics as they have what seems like different hitboxes. But its good so far and the music is nicely remixed, so as far as an impulse purchase made to stave off my misery its perfect.

Also its Steam sale time and I didn't get much but I did get this game Verdict Guilty for like 60 cents and its very neat. Its a Street Fighter II rip off with some unique ideas like handcuffing and stuff and the theme is very cool (its like a South Korean crime setting with an 80s film sort of drape over it.) Very cool surprise. Got Homeworld Collection too since I've never played them but no time for RTS games right now.

EDIT

oh and dungeon siege to add to my collection of pc rpgs i'll never actually play


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 July, 2017, 12:59:17 pm
doomfist looks legit


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Post by: Random on 06 July, 2017, 02:15:30 pm
he looks like so much fun, but I don't think he's the kind of character I would be good at

gonna try him anyway


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 July, 2017, 04:51:29 pm
belongs in a fightin' game


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 July, 2017, 06:31:28 pm
Hello, I am very bad at the later levels of Crash Bandicoot.


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Post by: Maniac on 06 July, 2017, 10:04:28 pm
is this the remaster? crash 1 is kinda rough, but a lot of the roughness in the original game was from weird technical **** fixed in the second game. still less forgiving than the latter two games, tho


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 July, 2017, 07:18:44 am
Remaster, yeah. I did beat finally finish it, just after a gross amount of deaths on The High Road and a few others.

cortex final boss theme is the good stuff


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Post by: Z911 on 07 July, 2017, 08:13:38 am
As soon as you hit The Lost City or Temple Ruins the game just suddenly becomes relentless, then it all accumulates into Slippery Climb wiping out your lives reserve.

It's hilarious remembering that an even harder version of that level was dummied out.


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Post by: Maniac on 07 July, 2017, 03:01:15 pm
i replayed the original ps1 crash 1 like a week ago. like, it's not that unreasonable to play since it gives you a million lives in compensation for often you die, but I also insisted on getting all the gems which is somewhere between "huge pain in the ass" and "lol screw that" in difficulty. at least the remaster makes it so that you don't lose the chance of getting a gem if you die because fuck that noise


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 August, 2017, 08:01:40 pm
One month until Cuphead comes out and I enjoy video games again. Haven't been playing much, although I did recently start up a new Dark Souls II character to dick around with one weekend. I tried a sorcerer for the first time. I really like Dark Souls II still.


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Post by: Maniac on 29 August, 2017, 10:16:31 pm
i've still never done a sorcery run. i always put in some stats into some kind of magic stat for weapon buffs because those are awesome in DS2, but sorcery feels so weak

beats faith i guess, since they nerfed most faith spells into the **** ground


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 August, 2017, 02:34:32 pm
I think I actually did a sorcerer run for Demon's once now that I remember but it was super, super easy so I haven't tried it since.

did a faith run in ds1 once but i didn't really do the research so my stats were very bad, it was a fun time


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Post by: Random on 31 August, 2017, 07:55:23 am
did a faith run in ds1 once but i didn't really do the research so my stats were very bad, it was a fun time
wasn't that our co-op run


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 August, 2017, 03:28:44 pm
did a faith run in ds1 once but i didn't really do the research so my stats were very bad, it was a fun time
wasn't that our co-op run

you know it

I meant it very earnestly when I said it was a fun time. I was just super bad at things that weren't 'throw the lighting spear at bosses while youef does a million damage with his weird scythe build".


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 September, 2017, 04:52:08 pm
life has been super stressful so i put ds2 aside to try to decompress

There was a sale for Capcom games on the fatboxonex so I gabbed RE7. I was seduced by feelings of sorrow at Tobe Hooper's death and was told this game was very TCM. Turns out that is correct and I really liked this game, despite it having one of the worst final bosses I've ever experienced. I think RE6 being so bad was a good thing almost. I haven't payed any attention to the series in years and having 7 sneak up and surprise me was nice.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 September, 2017, 08:44:53 am
less than a week away until cuphead brings light into my life

MvCI's story mode was very dumb and bad. I'm ready for fighting games to go back to not caring about story outside of "hey here's stuff that happened in between the games." The game itself is very fun though and the roster is small but filled with my favorites for the most part so I'm more into it than the average fighting game person right now.

Also Samus Returns is very good.


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Post by: Youef on 24 September, 2017, 01:47:10 am
I was just super bad at things that weren't 'throw the lighting spear at bosses while youef does a million damage with his weird scythe build".
tbh I really wasn't expecting that build to actually be good so that was a pleasant surprise


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 September, 2017, 09:56:44 pm
I am happy to report that Cuphead rules ****. Its probably the most gorgeous looking video game I've ever seen. Its also definitely really hard (I'm at like 150 deaths I think) and the boss designs are super cool. It rules and everyone should get it on their steams and stuff.


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Post by: Z911 on 30 September, 2017, 09:11:45 am
I'll get it eventually, I already bought KI on steam.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 September, 2017, 02:14:01 pm
I think you'll dig it a lot.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 October, 2017, 03:32:57 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvbtUfqam5g

wayforward making a castlevania in all but name after a movie everyone hated a few months after it actually came out is something i can't believe is actually happening, it feels like an elaborate joke but whoops im excited for it


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 October, 2017, 03:36:00 pm
Also whoops, guess I'm playing Overwatch again soon because the 2017 Halloween skins look spectacular.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 October, 2017, 09:21:17 am
https://www.atlus.co.jp/news/5854/

strange journey metroidvania that i will download and play without understanding anything told to me at some point


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 November, 2017, 05:48:12 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/CSA9Re1.jpg)

For so long I have waited.


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Post by: Random on 04 November, 2017, 02:24:23 pm
that skin is highly good


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 November, 2017, 03:20:39 pm
i like a lot of the blizzard ones but that one and zarya's are far and away the best of the bunch


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 November, 2017, 08:30:03 pm
Got the Souls pining in my blood this week so I popped in III and took a swing at Darkeater Midir. I had fought him a few times when The Ringed City came out but due to his massive amount of health I didn't make much progress. I finally beat him after basically studying his moveset to avoid getting hit like 65% of the time so I could remotely have a chance. Since I'm in the small group of weirdos that like the big monstery fights the most in these games I liked him a lot. Felt like fighting Godzilla with a spear.

And now I have no Dark Souls bosses left to beat. From Soft give me another game, thank you.


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Post by: Maniac on 15 November, 2017, 09:56:15 pm
And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 November, 2017, 05:27:48 am
i was gonna use that but refrained from doing so thank you for doing so in my stead


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Post by: Maniac on 16 November, 2017, 08:12:25 am
np

i'd like some more souls, but considering the quality of the last one, they can take as much time as they want


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 November, 2017, 10:25:11 am
i want lost kingdoms 3 and will be okay is that's what they're working on*

*it isn't


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 November, 2017, 12:07:01 pm
Time off so I'm indulging myself in a playthrough of Paper Mario. Will probably to TTYD after. I've been trying to use different partners and badges than I normally do. My jump timing is also real bad. Still love this game, its in my top five and its filled with so much charm and fun and little things (your party members get fanmail!) On Chapter 4 now.

Also my local game store had its Black Friday sale today so I went and picked up some games. My friends have been yelling at me for not playing Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, so I grabbed that and Command and Conquer N64 because I have a nostalgic love for weird N64 RTS ports. But the crown jewel is Typing of the Dead with the keyboard. I never realized how hollow and meaningless my life was until I played Typing of the Dead.


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Post by: Random on 24 November, 2017, 11:23:17 pm
The only two Paper Mario games they ever made sure were excellent.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 November, 2017, 01:43:41 pm
sticker star and color splash are underappreciated honestly


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Post by: Z911 on 25 November, 2017, 08:09:53 pm
*NPC Toad appears*


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 November, 2017, 09:49:20 am
sticker star and color splash are underappreciated honestly
sticker star had a few nice ideas, but the whole “consumable attacks” deal was kind of incredibly annoying to deal with.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 November, 2017, 03:23:02 pm
I didn't mind that, and in fact I liked it a lot. Balancing resource allocation and management with combat made it a really weird little game and Color Splash improved on it a lot. I still much prefer 64 and TTYD but I think both games are worth playing and the over dramatic dismissal of them by Nintendo fans is pretty funny/dumb to me.

anyway HEY related news just beat Paper Mairo again and its still my favorite RPG. I noticed while starting that all my files are under 20 hours (mostly hovering around 17 hours or so.) I wish every RPG was as filled with great ideas and in such a comparatively lean package rather than like 80+ hour monstrosities (this includes a lot of games I really love too.) Probably wont start up The Thousand Year Door today but will def get on that. Should carry me until Christmas when I may get other games.

Also played some Typing of the Dead and its genius. Honestly might be the most fun I've had with a non fighting Dreamcast game. Its bonkers.


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2017, 08:40:32 am
Also played some Typing of the Dead and its genius. Honestly might be the most fun I've had with a non fighting Dreamcast game. Its bonkers.
All I need for Christmas is the announcement of a new Power Stone.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 November, 2017, 09:27:09 am
i imagine your christmas wish will go unfulfilled


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2017, 11:21:31 am
i imagine your christmas wish will go unfulfilled
they don’t call them miracles because they happen every day, you know.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 November, 2017, 11:43:16 am
darkstalkers first please

https://twitter.com/DarkSoulsGame/status/935176622088400896

I'm a little surprised the servers lasted this long to begin with. I'm not a huge Demon's guy, but it gave me Dark Souls and set the groundwork for some games and memories that I'm extremely grateful for. I might have to put aside The Thousand Year Door and give it one final run.


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Post by: Z911 on 27 November, 2017, 06:37:55 pm
One thing I kinda wish Capcom would do is port a few of their PSP games to Switch, the ones in particularly I want are Power Stone Collection, Mega Man Powered Up and Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 November, 2017, 09:36:55 pm
konami too so i can get gradius and parodius collections they inexplicably made a bomberman and are still supporting it so clearly they love the switch


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Post by: Maniac on 28 November, 2017, 12:20:40 am
darkstalkers first please

https://twitter.com/DarkSoulsGame/status/935176622088400896

I'm a little surprised the servers lasted this long to begin with. I'm not a huge Demon's guy, but it gave me Dark Souls and set the groundwork for some games and memories that I'm extremely grateful for. I might have to put aside The Thousand Year Door and give it one final run.

mostly because they've done it twice already or something and a ton of people said "**** you" and they held off on taking them down

if demon's souls was on steam, i swear i'd play it 24/7 for the rest of my life


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 28 November, 2017, 11:19:52 am
Huh. I should probably try to fit in a run in my non-copious spare time.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 November, 2017, 08:08:28 am
There's some really jank stuff in it and its not as good as Dark Souls or Bloodborne but its worth a run through before the serves die. I imagine by February to where will be a final rush so the interesting online components will be semi-active until the end.

slowly making my way through, just doing a nice sword and board knight style for the fluted armor, hoping to maybe get to flamelurker tonight


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 November, 2017, 09:40:39 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TepXZN3Pw8o

didn't doubt localization but nice to see


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 November, 2017, 07:19:44 pm
got to and defeated flamelurker as well as dragon god, also went to 5-1 earlier than usual and its nice to see leechmonger still gets stomped out with ease


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 November, 2017, 06:31:18 pm
for some reason performance is taking a huge dive in latria, sounds are delayed then echo when they happen, environment pieces not loading in until late, etc. i'm not usually a performance guy but its making things harder than they need to be which is a bummer. one last ride on the dying horse i guess


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 December, 2017, 07:04:42 am
new fromsoft game teased, shadows die twice apparently, get your bets in now

im sticking with bonebourne until proven wrong


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Post by: Random on 08 December, 2017, 08:29:00 am
someone was saying they had an older series called Shadow Tower and it might be a reference to that?

there's also a chance we get more than 15 seconds at PSX this weekend (in which case it's probably Bloodborne II), but I wouldn't be surprised if it just disappears again


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 December, 2017, 11:34:20 am
Youef sent me the Shadow Tower thing too so yeah, I could buy it. I know they've said they're working on an old franchise and I think every expected it to be Armored Core, but then they also said there's issues with making Armored Core games or something so I could but them completely rebooting an old series now that they're popular. It was apparently King's Field-esque.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 December, 2017, 03:48:12 pm
i've changed my stance after the following information

Quote from: person
There is a Kunai in the rope. The tool in the wall is a chisel. The writing on the scrolls... and the Japanese music.

Tenchu reboot. Onikage and Rikimaru are the shadows bound together and for one to die the other will too. It is as if shadows (Ninja) die twice.

Tenchu - This is the tale of two shadows of justice born unto darkness and destined to die in darkness .

i would prefer otogi reboot but i'm gonna give them the benefit of the doubt at this point and try whatever it is


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Post by: Maniac on 08 December, 2017, 05:23:22 pm
from never developed a tenchu game and I kinda wonder how they'd tackle developing one now so that'd be kinda interesting


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Post by: Z911 on 09 December, 2017, 02:08:15 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7OMDaKMAiM


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 December, 2017, 07:37:47 am
oh wow that looks incredibly rad

great name too


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Post by: Z911 on 09 December, 2017, 01:10:18 pm
I just love how it fakes you out into thinking it'd be a lame walking sim, but yeah it's on my 2018 list now.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 December, 2017, 08:41:35 pm
So this nightmare hell year is almost over and it is extremely likely I won't play any new games that released this year so congratulations Cuphead fr being best game of 2017 *confetti*

other good uns are odyssey, breath of the wild, p5 and tekken 7


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 December, 2017, 10:37:16 am
I  was given DOOM for Christmas on Switch. I'm not a big graphics or performance guy and didn't play it on PS4 or Xbone so I have no real frame of reference for how good a port it is, but the pure game itself is a blast. I thought I would get tired of crushing imp skulls after like the tenth time or so but nope its still extremely fun every time. There's a great sort of loop the game goes through with "shoot enemies, glory kills for health, chainsaw for ammo, repeat".

Also a supreme cool guy purchased me Heat Signature on Steam. I went in knowing nothing about it really but the first few exploratory steps are fun. It kind of feels like a fusion of Monaco and FTL, both games I enjoyed very much.


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Post by: Random on 26 December, 2017, 02:19:49 pm
I  was given DOOM for Christmas on Switch. I'm not a big graphics or performance guy and didn't play it on PS4 or Xbone so I have no real frame of reference for how good a port it is, but the pure game itself is a blast. I thought I would get tired of crushing imp skulls after like the tenth time or so but nope its still extremely fun every time. There's a great sort of loop the game goes through with "shoot enemies, glory kills for health, chainsaw for ammo, repeat".
The runes you unlock will make that loop even more fun, depending on what you like doing the most, too.

Also a supreme cool guy purchased me Heat Signature on Steam. I went in knowing nothing about it really but the first few exploratory steps are fun. It kind of feels like a fusion of Monaco and FTL, both games I enjoyed very much.
I have not played either of those, but yeah I dig Heat Sig a lot. You're also getting in after the Fair Points update, which takes care of a lot of the sort of roadblocks you could hit before unlocking some of the better gear. Plus the missions with Glitchback guarantee are a fun way to go experiment.

My advice for just starting out is don't forget you can throw things by pressing T and also never stop pausing.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 December, 2017, 09:33:10 pm
my biggest problem is i haven't been able to figure out if i can do anything when i get caught or if i just have to wait until my characters die in space


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Post by: Random on 27 December, 2017, 10:17:55 pm
You can pause and then remote control your pod to come pick you up. Should be an option on the right.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 December, 2017, 10:13:44 am
Tonight is annual Smash Bros night my dudes take bets on which of my dumb associates annoys me first the Pikachu thunder spam guy, the Samus runs away and never fights guy or the goes into my settings and changes my music levels without asking me guy.

i probably don't sound excited but i'm actually pumped i haven't played smash with people since probably last year


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 December, 2017, 01:02:13 pm
Music guy ofc


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Post by: Random on 30 December, 2017, 01:29:35 pm
Music guy ofc


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 December, 2017, 02:13:43 pm
almost assuredly correct but im leaving the field open


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 December, 2017, 05:09:43 pm
In other news, I suspect I am nearing the end of DOOM. I loved every second of it and very few things have been as thrilling as chainsawing a Baron of Hell to pieces.

put doomguy in the next smash please


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Post by: Random on 30 December, 2017, 06:05:00 pm
Favorite level so far? Weapon? Also I hope you've been playing with headphones on or some other way to enjoy the sound and music.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 December, 2017, 10:48:52 am
I have been playing with headphones so I can hear the sounds of demons as I tear them apart. Favorite level would probably be Lazarus Labs because it has the Cyberdemon.

also smash night was a rousing success, played smash for essentially 7 hours straight and had lots of dumb laughs, everyone who bet music guy to annoy me was right but this time he showed up late, acting like he was better than us because he was sober (i have never been drunk in my life) and then also straight up smacked someone to try and get their attention to tell them about some youtube video he saw


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 December, 2017, 11:33:16 am
also i can confirm i have beaten doom

can't wait for the next one


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Post by: Random on 31 December, 2017, 01:07:12 pm
dude sounds like a real winner


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 December, 2017, 03:42:49 pm
he's great let me tell you man


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 January, 2018, 12:11:38 pm
due to the actions of some pals of mine i now own a psp and some video games so please feel free to tell me what psp games are good and bad because i have never owned or even played one

the rondo of blood remake is pretty cool so far though so good start


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Post by: Random on 02 January, 2018, 04:10:22 pm
peace walker


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 January, 2018, 04:25:03 pm
goes without saying


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Post by: Maniac on 02 January, 2018, 05:01:56 pm
if you can play the console port of peace walker then it'll be infinitely more fun there

i think like, 80% of my psp library were expanded ports and the remaining 20% were games I never finished or really liked that much


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 January, 2018, 06:54:03 pm
im honestly mostly excited that i can get the gradius collection and play gaiden now finally


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Post by: Z911 on 02 January, 2018, 11:27:25 pm
Gaiden is the best Gradius easily, such a shame it didn't make it state-side yet somehow R-Type Delta and G.Darius did. Konami was fuc(http://)king up even back then apparently.

Most of my time spent on PSP though was playing Mega Man Powered Up and Guilty Gear XX Reload.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 January, 2018, 08:09:18 pm
I've read SotN almost didn't get released stateside either, it may have been due to the Sony "no 2D" thing at the time. Its extremely dumb whatever the case though I wanna own it real bad.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 January, 2018, 08:27:31 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYgmB20h-bw

welp

just in time for my long flight in june, blighttown on a plane baby

also

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTRHHJBUQAAYn_T.jpg:large


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Post by: Random on 11 January, 2018, 08:59:59 am
I wonder if they'll fix Izalith

also, mood:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp28JPs25ek


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 January, 2018, 10:03:21 am
i have a sneaking suspicion they will fix nothing and just give a new polish/framerate/etc.


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Post by: Z911 on 11 January, 2018, 11:58:53 am
Speaking of that direct, did you ever play Hyrule Warriors?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 January, 2018, 12:56:05 pm
I played it when it first came out on Wii U. I'm not really big into the Warriors games so I never put much time into it other than beating the main campaign.


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Post by: Random on 11 January, 2018, 01:13:34 pm
i have a sneaking suspicion they will fix nothing and just give a new polish/framerate/etc.
So I saw this on Twitter and don't know how much credence to give it, but it claims that they're looking at fixing bugs and "known issues." Also that the game has been rebuilt in the DSIII engine.

https://fextralife.com/dark-souls-remaster-coming-switch-ps4-xbox-one-may-25th-2018/

Edit: actually I see now they updated the text a bit to try and stop people from leaping to conclusions, so yeah, it's probably just going to be minor bug fixes in addition to graphical polish and framerate stuff. And expanded co-op.


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 January, 2018, 01:33:30 pm
Speaking of that direct, did you ever play Hyrule Warriors?
not only did I play hw, I beat literally every map and mission in it


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 January, 2018, 02:10:37 pm
i have a sneaking suspicion they will fix nothing and just give a new polish/framerate/etc.
So I saw this on Twitter and don't know how much credence to give it, but it claims that they're looking at fixing bugs and "known issues." Also that the game has been rebuilt in the DSIII engine.

https://fextralife.com/dark-souls-remaster-coming-switch-ps4-xbox-one-may-25th-2018/

Edit: actually I see now they updated the text a bit to try and stop people from leaping to conclusions, so yeah, it's probably just going to be minor bug fixes in addition to graphical polish and framerate stuff. And expanded co-op.

i hope they fix everything except blighttown but do something to make sure everyone knows they totally could fix it, like add extra useless ladders or something


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Post by: Random on 11 January, 2018, 03:55:16 pm
that is clearly the best solution


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 January, 2018, 07:05:16 pm
hire me from soft


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 January, 2018, 11:10:05 am
Been playing Resident Evil Revelations, a game that has circled my "maybe Ill play that" list for awhile now. Got it on Switch because the collection includes a Ghosts 'N Goblins mini game where you play as Barry. I haven't played that yet though because I need a micro SD card for the system oops.

It feels episodic based on the chapters and the "PREVIOUSLY ON RE REVELATIONS" which is nice because I can pick up the Switch, play for an hour and feel accomplished, then let the Switch charge a bit and do something else. Its not like RE4 level or anything but its decently fun. The new characters are all laughably dumb, which is probably what I'd want out of an RE. Lots of one hit kill attacks though and the dodging mechanic is weird. I felt it was easier to just run fast and avoid attacks in 4 than the weird strafing shit it this one.

an associate tells me rev 2 is better so once i get the sd card and die in gng a lot, i'll check that out too

i guess i also need to get the psp gng game now


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 January, 2018, 02:26:48 pm
beat revelations

Final Boss was kind of a pain but it was fun. Not like a high tier RE or anything but probably better than 5. I never played 6 lol.

back to trying to figure out what to play next whoops


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 February, 2018, 11:08:54 am
Replayed SotN this weekend, burned through it pretty quickly. Still the bestest. Did a double Fist of Tulkas run which made some bosses/enemies easier than normal and some a real pain. Would recommend.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 February, 2018, 08:37:38 am
A friend of mine has been pushing hard for me to get Monster Hunter World. I've never really been interested in the franchise for whatever reason but this one does look good, but I'm also hesitant to get a game that will require like 200 hours of effort. I feel like I could go either way with it.

the idea of beating a dragon to death with a giant bagpipe is appealing though, i can't lie there


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Post by: Random on 15 February, 2018, 08:40:24 am
I read about that game and feel like it sounds pretty ok, but whenever I watch gameplay I don't come away super convinced that it looks fun. Maybe it's one of those games that's more fun to play than it is to watch, though.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 February, 2018, 08:46:08 am
I'm not sure what switch flipped for me but up until this one that was my thought process with the series. I think this one looks a little better but again, I'm not entirely sure why. The same friend who's pushing now once super enthusiastically showed me his builds and stuff in Tri and I remember being bored as hell by what I saw. And its like mostly dinosaurs and dragons and shit, so it should be right up my alley.

I mean I also hated Demon's and Dark Souls for a while after they came out so I guess things can always change but I'm still conflicted.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 18 February, 2018, 12:17:55 pm
i succumbed to temptation

beginning is a little slow but now that i can beat oviraptors to death with a bagpipe and wear bone armor im enjoying the game, although the combat controls are very different than what i expected, i'm hardwired for souls


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 February, 2018, 08:15:16 pm
i succumbed to temptation

beginning is a little slow but now that i can beat oviraptors to death with a bagpipe and wear bone armor im enjoying the game, although the combat controls are very different than what i expected, i'm hardwired for souls
welcome mah boi


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 February, 2018, 07:27:04 am
i regret my decision now

I do like that the game tries to have a semblance of an ecology/randomness to it. Most games don't so I always appreciate it when a little effort is put in. Its cool and frustrating but mostly cool when I'm trying to fight a mid-sized monster and then a T-rex shows up to ruin everything because its hungry.

as you can see my degrees continue to pay for themselves


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 February, 2018, 07:14:48 pm
i fought and killed a big vulture trex monster and it was limping and wimpering as the fight went on this game is bad i hate it now


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 February, 2018, 01:28:20 pm
in fighting game news, heidern and zasalamel both getting announced for fightin' game returns is good shit


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Post by: Maniac on 22 February, 2018, 01:48:55 pm
lol ivy


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 February, 2018, 03:22:33 pm
her moveset looks pretyy cool but shes the first instance so far where i feel like the new design/look is not an improvement

but they gave zasalamel mummy wrappings on his legs so i am down


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 February, 2018, 12:59:17 pm
her moveset looks pretyy cool but shes the first instance so far where i feel like the new design/look is not an improvement

but they gave zasalamel mummy wrappings on his legs so i am down
what new design

It’s the same ivy as **** forever


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 February, 2018, 01:22:21 pm
fighting games generally touch up and update designs from iteration to iteration without changing them radically and in this case it was poorly done unlike the rest of the game so far


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Post by: Maniac on 23 February, 2018, 02:44:55 pm
her outfit doesn't strike me as much different than the last one, but they've definitely given her butt/boob implants


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 February, 2018, 07:33:07 pm
https://rhinostew.itch.io/david-lynch-teaches-typing

goty


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 March, 2018, 12:55:42 pm
I picked up Into the Breach yesterday. I haven't played it yet because of Monster Hunter World, but I liked FTL despite never being able to finish it. I'm hearing this is even better so I'll be excited to play it.

On the MHW front, I finally hit a wall last week but I got past it pretty easily yesterday. I also did some multiplayer with the guy who got me to buy the game. Its still fun, although I don't think I'll put much time into it after I've beaten the main story (whenever the hell that is.) The last dragon thing I fought had a had to reminded me of a Gamera monster so it was neat.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 March, 2018, 10:52:25 am
update i have played into the breach, its fascinating and i am extremely, extremely bad at it


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 April, 2018, 01:45:28 pm
playin' mgs on the ps1 since its turning 20 this year, still my favorite mgs, entertaining the notion of playing more in the series as a way to psyche myself into playing and then actually beating mgs v instead of quiting a few hours in because there were no boss fights yet


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 April, 2018, 09:26:56 am
https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/981783353782427648

good, very good i will buy this

On the final stretch of MGS1 (the temperature based keycard run.) Game is still my jam. The Vulcan Raven fight really stood out this time; its super intense and ramps up nicely by the end. I bought the GBC game as I've wanted to beat that for awhile now (only ever emulated it) and thinking about grabbing Legacy collection. One day I will beat 4, Peace Walker and Phantom Pain.

Some buddies of mine and I are also challenging each other to a sort of game book club thing where we download a game on Virtual Console and beat it then talk about it, preferably games that at least two people have not played. First game up is Drill Dozer which none of us have played. No idea if I will like it or not.


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Post by: Random on 05 April, 2018, 12:35:31 pm
That's a cool idea.


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Post by: Z911 on 05 April, 2018, 01:15:15 pm
The fact that the Spyro Remasters are coming out almost exactly 20 years after the original game came out makes me kinda giddy.


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Post by: Random on 05 April, 2018, 04:21:11 pm
I didn't realize that Tom Kenny did the voice for him


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Post by: Maniac on 05 April, 2018, 07:44:10 pm
he was also voiced by rocko in the first game and that's my true childhood spyro VA


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 April, 2018, 08:40:43 pm
That's a cool idea.

im hoping it lasts beyond the first game or so but im excited either way

also beat mgs, it rules

the ending is very funny considering all the "LIVE SNAKE AMD BE FREE" stuff and the meryl stuff basically disappeared for a decade while kojima let loose

oh and the "as of 1998 there's still a dickload of nukes" message was fun too


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Post by: Z911 on 05 April, 2018, 11:32:55 pm
he was also voiced by rocko in the first game and that's my true childhood spyro VA
The fact that Spyro was voiced by both Rocko AND Heffer during the PS1 series is some kind of hilarious coincidence that links my favorite PS1 games with my favorite 90s cartoon.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 April, 2018, 01:10:56 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/6nGW3cd.jpg)

heck yeah

First day of the game club commenced which also means I have to be on discord now so whoops expect to see me lurkin' there. Drill Dozer is fun so far, its found ways to make one basic gameplay concept (you have a drill) and mix it up with platforming and exploring. If it stays the level of quality I think I'll be a pretty big fan of it.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 April, 2018, 02:40:01 pm
went to california since my family was out there for a conference/vacation thing, i could only get a few days off but still got to go to the san diego zoo, get extremely sunburn and buy a bunch of weirdo dvds at amoeba records in LA which is one of the coolest places in the world, it was a good time but now i must go to work again

Been playing the GBC Metal Gear. Like all Metal Gears I am bad at it. Its really strong though, I'm impressed with how much of the style of the PS1 game they were able to capture/recreate here. Also, the hotel I stayed at had a little arcade. There were two big Sega cut outs on the walls but no Sega games. It did, however, have Dolphin Blue, which is a weird mid 2000s Metal Slug rip off that I put some time into. It was neat as hell.

(https://i.imgur.com/QrskV8R.jpg?1)(https://i.imgur.com/fdAtTm6.jpg?1)

In other news, one of my best buds asked about an online D&D session as he needed some people for back up. Another person that I am associates with online (don't talk to him enough to say he's a friend but our tastes in dumb wrestling and games align) asked about doing an online session as well, so the D&D World may return to my life and aaaaaaahhhhhhhh I'm excited. It also requires me to use discord so at this point I guess I'm using discord I'm dynamitegunstar#3386 so go ahead and ADD ME and I will continue to lurk the lounge and be too shy to post even though I know everyone there oops.


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Post by: Z911 on 15 April, 2018, 06:40:37 pm
I said hello to you and you ignored me. >:


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 April, 2018, 07:23:02 pm
oh dang dude i'm sorry

i still only barely understand the whole site because i'm a dumb luddite but i will RECTIFY THIS


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 April, 2018, 09:51:05 am
new castlevania is a multiplayer iphone game that may not come out of japan so my likelihood of playing it is pretty much nothing but there's kojima art again and it looks nice so it's not the worst thing to ever happen i guess

*waits for bloodstained*


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Post by: Z911 on 18 April, 2018, 11:19:12 am
I'm surprised it's not a Diablo clone tbh.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 18 April, 2018, 06:03:22 pm
i would have been pretty okay with that actually


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Post by: Z911 on 18 April, 2018, 11:23:37 pm
Well it would make more sense than Silent Hill doing it at least.

Now I'm just thinking of Castlevania in other genres and suddenly I want it in the style of car combat.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 April, 2018, 05:13:06 pm
new sleep album rules extremely hard, as expected

Is the broken photobucket log getting bigger? Am I simply losing my grip on reality?


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Post by: Random on 20 April, 2018, 10:58:56 pm
Is the broken photobucket log getting bigger? Am I simply losing my grip on reality?
sometimes it seems that way


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 April, 2018, 01:36:04 pm
i fear the day it grows so large it consumes the entire site

Time to play MGS2! I have not played it in like a decade. I remember liking a lot of disliking a lot about it, but I'm going in with a mostly more positive mindset due to reading stuff about the game from recent perspectives and stuff. Lets see how it goes this time.


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Post by: Maniac on 22 April, 2018, 03:03:48 am
dawn of the second day, 48 hours remain


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 April, 2018, 02:40:04 pm
*raining in bp*

Okay I'm on the Emma stuff time to see if its s annoying as I remember. Fatman, Vamp and Harrier boss fights are very good. Finding nodes seems kind of weird and unnecessary.

EDIT

oops she got stabbed


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 April, 2018, 06:31:22 pm
i beated it

It's better than I remember although still not as good as 1 or 3. Some parts are brilliant and other parts are super annoying but yeah I'm glad I replayed it.


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Post by: Random on 22 April, 2018, 11:18:13 pm
Is the broken photobucket log getting bigger? Am I simply losing my grip on reality?
I have played the Oath to Order

now if it returns, we will know that there is a skullkid in our midst


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 April, 2018, 08:50:55 am
dawn of a new day


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 May, 2018, 06:57:10 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8b2N-ONlqQ

helllllll yeah


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 May, 2018, 07:49:58 pm
Just beat the Game Boy Color MGS. Its extremely good and probably one of the top GBC games I've ever played. I want to play the MSX games at some point too and I hope they're as good as this one was.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 May, 2018, 10:32:05 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlDq0FQS15o

gimmegimmegimmegimmegimme


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 May, 2018, 11:47:21 am
Beat MGS2 today. Game still rules. Thinking I might try the MSX games rather than start MGS4 before the Japan trip because I really want to beat that one but feel like I need to focus to get through the Europe section which stopped me last time.


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Post by: Z911 on 20 May, 2018, 11:59:54 am
Metal Gear 2 is worth a play just for the music tbh.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 May, 2018, 05:20:06 am
I only know the intro theme but it's very good.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 May, 2018, 08:35:46 pm
Got a temporary Steam code for Curse of the Moon while the console codes are still waiting to go out. Played a few levels and its dope as hell. Once I have it on a proper console and not on my shitty laptop I think I'm gonna go nuts for it. It feels exactly like a classic Castlevania other than being a bit faster.


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Post by: Youef on 11 July, 2018, 10:31:07 pm
hey remember how we were supposed to play sh shattered memories or some sh(http://)it


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 July, 2018, 05:37:23 am
i do

i also remember i was supposed to finish sh4 whoops


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Post by: Youef on 13 July, 2018, 04:07:03 pm
well hey if you can beat mgs4 after all these years, I guess anything is possible


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Post by: Z911 on 13 July, 2018, 04:09:06 pm
I own Silent Hill 1, I should probably play that so I can start that series properly.


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Post by: Youef on 14 July, 2018, 01:51:47 am
hell yeah man. These are the games that desensitized me to horror, because nothing was scarier to me after I played SH1-4.


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Post by: Z911 on 14 July, 2018, 01:30:28 pm
SH1's soundtrack is fuc(http://)k(http://)ing nuts, jesus christ.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 July, 2018, 03:41:51 pm
Its so good, all the soundtracks for 1-4 are great. I love that first game too. Its my favorite and I feel the most scary of them all.


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Post by: Z911 on 14 July, 2018, 07:42:59 pm
These zombie kids are super off putting.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 July, 2018, 09:33:08 am
They're one of the scariest enemies in the series honestly. There's one in 3 and one in 4 that probably top them.


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Post by: Youef on 15 July, 2018, 07:32:59 pm
They're one of the scariest enemies in the series honestly. There's one in 3 and one in 4 that probably top them.
Which one in SH3? I think I know which one you're talking about in 4.


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Post by: Z911 on 16 July, 2018, 11:20:18 am
This fu(http://)cking soundtrack is what's gonna get me at this point.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 July, 2018, 04:22:46 pm
They're one of the scariest enemies in the series honestly. There's one in 3 and one in 4 that probably top them.
Which one in SH3? I think I know which one you're talking about in 4.

pendulum in 3 and twin victims in 4

This fu(http://)cking soundtrack is what's gonna get me at this point.

Yup, it's a nightmare. I love it.


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Post by: Youef on 17 July, 2018, 04:45:51 pm
yeah lol, I still think twin victims are my favorite designs for any monster in any bit of horror media


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 July, 2018, 07:34:12 pm
yeah lol, I still think twin victims are my favorite designs for any monster in any bit of horror media

They're up there. The original Geiger Xenomorph design is probably still my favorite but that's also like one of the coolest designed things ever.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 August, 2018, 06:07:21 pm
I've been playing Virtua Fighter 5 on the xborx which is surprisingly active. Its good and I regret making fun of it for so long. I'm not bad at it. That said, I fought someone today who has played 29825 ranked battles and honestly I don't know how to process this information.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 August, 2018, 09:07:21 am
CASTLEVANIA


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Post by: Random on 08 August, 2018, 09:29:44 am
just gonna spend hours on that stage fighting all the bosses they put in

also

simon or richter, go


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 August, 2018, 09:50:57 am
simon

and same and ALSO the mystery boss is almost definitely fucking kid dracula and i can't wait


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Post by: Random on 08 August, 2018, 09:57:57 am
I don't know what that is but I'm here for it


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 August, 2018, 10:06:53 am
its kid dracula obv


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 August, 2018, 10:11:37 am
ALSO I can't believe Luigi is canonically dead.


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Post by: Random on 08 August, 2018, 10:16:47 am
dude same lol

what a way to kick things off


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Post by: Z911 on 08 August, 2018, 10:50:36 am
Did you get as hyped as I did seeing Alucard even though knowing full well he was an AT?


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Post by: Random on 08 August, 2018, 10:57:30 am
I love the blue after image when he dashes


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 August, 2018, 11:10:06 am
Did you get as hyped as I did seeing Alucard even though knowing full well he was an AT?

You know it. He looks extremely good.

I love the blue after image when he dashes

Its one of my favorite visual tricks in the original game.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 August, 2018, 03:44:01 pm
I was inspired by Smash to beat Simon's Quest for the first time ever. It's better than it gets credit for even though the bosses are trash.


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Post by: HyperOmar on 12 August, 2018, 05:18:12 pm
That game had bosses?


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Post by: Z911 on 12 August, 2018, 06:09:48 pm
Simon's Quest isn't garbage per se, the sh(http://)itty translation just really fu(http://)cked it horribly. It does have shitty things that a better translation wouldn't have helped though like invisible blocks and obviously the near-nonexistent bosses.

You had to actually beat Carmilla to get something iirc, still surprised she made an appearance in the Smash Castlevania stage.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 August, 2018, 08:18:06 am
That game had bosses?

contractually obligated bosses who really didn't wanna be there

Simon's Quest isn't garbage per se, the sh(http://)itty translation just really fu(http://)cked it horribly. It does have shitty things that a better translation wouldn't have helped though like invisible blocks and obviously the near-nonexistent bosses.

I expected more invisible blocks but they weren't too prevalent. The worst part by far is when you try to get the diamond and have to jump across floating blocks above water. It requires the craziest level of precision I've ever seen in a platformer. I legit died like thirty times for a fucking subweapon I never used.


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Post by: Z911 on 21 August, 2018, 12:25:54 pm
https://www.slashfilm.com/universal-monsters-blu-ray-box-set/


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 August, 2018, 05:14:33 am
That's awesome. I got the one they put out a few years ago and watch at least one movie every year. That packaging looks delightful.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 August, 2018, 06:54:44 am
Been playing the old Soul games (fighting this time not action rpg oops) in anticipation of VI. Its really wild how much of a jump in quality Soul Calibur is from Soul Edge/Blade. Not that Edge is bad, but its middle tier early 3D fighting game and thoroughly outclassed by the Tekkens of the same time. Calibur is life changing. Once I clear arcade with everyone I think I'll have 100% the game and I'll move on to the higher plane of II.


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Post by: Maniac on 29 August, 2018, 08:19:05 am
i've been wanting to play soul calibur 3 for a while actually, but my monitor broke and I dunno if my laptop can emulate it well so i haven't

pretty jealous re: soul calibur VI, i don't have a system that can play it and prolly won't until the end of the year


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 August, 2018, 07:20:25 pm
I don't have 3 anymore but I've wanted to play it again too. I don't really remember all that much about it and I didn't have a PS2 when it first came out to give it a fair shake.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 October, 2018, 10:46:00 am
well everyone i have officially crossed a threshold you can't come back from, i have purchased a sega saturn


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Post by: Z911 on 06 October, 2018, 03:30:07 pm
Is it at least modded so you can play cheaper cost Japanese releases rather than the overpriced as all hell American ones?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 October, 2018, 07:25:46 pm
Not yet but I've got the action replay cart on the way for just that reason.


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Post by: Z911 on 08 October, 2018, 11:47:17 am
Recs:

Sega Rally Championship
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Cop
Fighters MegaMix
All Capcom fighters
Astal
Guardian Heroes(I suspect you're already getting this within the next few weeks lol)
Radiant Silvergun(Likewise)
Hyper Duel
Darius Gaiden
Thunder Force V
Saturn Bomberman
Dragon Force
Road Rash
DecAthlete
Winter Heat


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 October, 2018, 05:59:31 pm
Fighters MegaMix is on the way!

I want to get the Virtua Cop games, but from what I understand they require a CRTV for the light gun to work now and I don't have a CRTV anymore.


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Post by: Z911 on 09 October, 2018, 12:37:40 am
Yeah, you need CRT for lightguns. Though they're still playable with controller pads at least.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 October, 2018, 10:36:58 am
i'm pleased to report the soul still burns

I'm a little rusty and getting used to the new mechanics but I'm having a lot of fun so far.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 November, 2018, 10:02:34 am
7 days my dudes

that's 7 days for smash BUT ALSO 7 days for the return of dnd to my life, how ling will it last time lets seeeeeee

This will be the first time I haven't DMed in forever (not that I've DMed a lot, just that any previous attempts to get a game going have involved me DMing) and I'm amped up. I have a dumb barbarian character idea with a gladiator wife lady and a map evil cultists want tattooed on his back and I'm ready to go. I look forward to it being only one session and nothing coming out of it. Also on that weekend are me going to see fucking GOBLIN play the Suspiria theme live and Cage of Death XX which will hopefully involve ex-Japanese politician and awesome con man Atsushi Onita hitting someone with an exploding baseball bat.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 December, 2018, 05:01:22 pm
Got the following unlocked so far

K. Rool
Ice Climbers
Simon
Meta Knight
Snake
Young Link
Ness
Zelda
Bowser
Pit

Simon is so much fun. I'm not sure how good I am with him yet but he's a blast. I'm bad at recovery with him. There's nothing more satisfying than landing his Smash from far away when the opponent thought they were safe. Spirits mode is fun so far, I got Kid Dracula.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 December, 2018, 12:04:16 pm
D&D happened last night and it was very fun. I'm using a barbarian so pure muscle for the first time and its very fun to completely destroy enemies in one swing right now. We're trying to do more backstory and actual roleplaying and it is hard to maintain a character voice.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 12 December, 2018, 06:21:15 pm
I don’t think I’d be able to play anything other than Barbarian lol just let me swing at stuff with no regard for my life feelsgoodman


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 December, 2018, 07:04:41 pm
its very fun and looking at possible paths/upgrades and its like "you hit more times and get hit less" its its very good


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 December, 2018, 09:18:07 pm
Just unlocked my last fighter (Palutena) which wasn't a tough fight thankfully. Dark Pit and Bowser Jr. shredded me the first time I fought them. I also got the Windfish Spirit so now the True Smash Bros Ultimate begins.

lets fight this weekend boys and girls


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Post by: Random on 13 December, 2018, 12:00:58 am
I'm down.

I want to see how bad I am and see how not bad the online is.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 December, 2018, 09:23:57 am
I've only had one session where it was bad and it was bad to the point of complete immobility. Everything else has been pretty solid. I know there's been input lag complaints from more serious players but thus far everything I've played has been fine for the level of Smash I am capable of.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 13 December, 2018, 07:02:53 pm
ok just let me know when yall are ready so I can use my NINTENDO ONLINE 7 DAY FREE TRIAL


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 January, 2019, 10:28:17 am
I played and beat Deltarune last night in a rush to say I played more than a few 2018 games. It was good.


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Post by: Z911 on 01 January, 2019, 03:54:06 pm
Who's the best character and why is it Lancer?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 January, 2019, 07:42:57 pm
you are correct and its because of the face he makes when he "joins" the party


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 January, 2019, 12:06:35 pm
my friend and i tried to do a tag team wrestling move on a black dragon wyrmling in dnd last night

we failed


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Post by: Random on 05 January, 2019, 02:03:39 pm
such an attempt is a success in itself


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Post by: Z911 on 05 January, 2019, 07:32:12 pm
I hope it was the Doomsday Device.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 January, 2019, 07:58:01 pm
shatter machine which is extra funny because trying to figure out how that would work on a dragon is wacky


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 January, 2019, 09:54:11 pm
dnd update my friend rolled two nat 1s and we got beat up and chased away by a giant shark


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Post by: Random on 12 January, 2019, 12:21:29 am
was it a shark with legs or a regular swimmy shark


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 January, 2019, 09:38:47 am
swimmy shark, dungeon we're in has coral on the walls and waist deep water because of aqua cultist elves


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Post by: Maniac on 12 January, 2019, 10:39:11 am
well shit, i wanted to post the land shark from gyo busting through a door


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 January, 2019, 11:29:44 am
you still should thats a good panel


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 January, 2019, 11:59:59 am
I played the RE2 REmake 30 minute demo today. It seems pretty great. There's some new little things that the zombies do which they haven't before which surprised me, its dark and spooky and from memory they really nailed the look/layout of the old RE2 police HQ. Not sure if I'll grab it at launch but I'll probably get it down the road. Its cool to see RE being on top again after that down period.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 January, 2019, 09:55:11 am
Started Spyro 3 Reignited last night after celebrating the Eagles' demise. This is the first instance of them changing something for the worse; Sheila controls differently and it feels more restrictive and weird. I guess its a small thing but I'm worried that they'll have made all the side characters control weird this time which would make this more of a hassle than it needs to be.

i promise i will actually play rdr2 after this


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 January, 2019, 08:46:07 am
been talkin to youef about ps1 games and basically playing nothing but remastered/remade ps1 games

I've got a ton of them I've never beaten. I might wanna try to do so but time is critical. I still need to find a way to play the copy of Gradius Gaiden I got when I was in japan. Lots of dumb work to do. I have a little bit of the Vagrant Story itch but I've never been able to get more than halfway through before my understanding of the game's weapon crafting system collapses.

i thought sekiro was coming out in feb but its actually march so that makes it a little bit better


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Post by: Random on 16 January, 2019, 09:25:03 am
Wait I thought Sekiro was in February, too, dang.

Maybe February will be my long awaited return to BotW.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 January, 2019, 09:32:37 am
march 22 my dude


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Post by: Random on 16 January, 2019, 09:40:49 am
That's a very FromSoft release date. I don't know why I thought it was February.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 January, 2019, 09:47:58 am
I'm almost positive it was said to be in Feb. Myabe they changed it recently and I didn't notice since I haven't been looking into it too much (wanna go in fresh.)


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Post by: Random on 16 January, 2019, 11:10:33 am
Yeah I've been ignoring all the stuff from the GI feature. I saw that you can pause the game, but that's pretty much it.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 January, 2019, 11:36:38 am
I know just a bit from hearsay and some videos earlier on in the development but in terms of like actual details I got nothing.

i didn't even know you could pause it


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Post by: Youef on 16 January, 2019, 01:25:39 pm
no doubt people will find a way to complain about being able to pause in a FromSoft game


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 January, 2019, 01:54:56 pm
There's been a brewing tension between my dnd character and my friends that almost ended with me beheading him, I am very proud that I did not do so but at the same time I am haunted by "it would have been in character and pretty cool man."


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 20 January, 2019, 03:19:15 pm
no balls


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 January, 2019, 08:33:41 pm
we only have four people playing dnd i cant risk having him get mad and leave forever


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 January, 2019, 10:33:08 pm
I have beaten Spyro 3 Reignited and thus all of Reignited.

I didn't get as much in this one as I did in 1 or 2, mostly just enough to get to the final boss. Felt a little worn out on Spyros, but I'm glad I beat them all again. I have a lot of good memories of 2 and 3 back as a child and the new versions are solid, even if a few things are changed slightly in weird ways. I will def be getting the Crash Team Racing remake.

when's crash bash

My friend also got me Kirby Planet Robobot for Christmas which I beat today too. My 3DS has a battery problem where the charge dies in like 30 minutes or so. I might need to look into fixing it, but it worked in this case because that's about how long a level or two would take me to 100%. Its a real fun game. Its not as good as the NES Kirby or Kirby 64 but its up there with the more fun entrees I've played.

So I guess RDR2 is next. I've been hesitant to start honestly; its so fucking big. I don't know if I have the time or even patience to finish it. But I gotta try. I've also been toying with playing Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time again and following each with the Koizumi written sequel that I like more to see if I can figure out why that's the case outside of Koizumi rules.


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Post by: Z911 on 21 January, 2019, 12:40:42 pm
What did you think of the change to Twilight Harbor in Spyro 1?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 January, 2019, 02:14:12 pm
i'll be real with you, i'm not sure what the change was since i don't have as much nostalgia for spyro 1 and have only ever beaten it once before this


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Post by: Z911 on 22 January, 2019, 12:17:51 pm
The Gnorcs used to use actual semi-automatic rifles with bullets and sh(http://)it, they changed it to the weird fruit guns in Reignited I'm assuming because of all the school shooting stuff that goes on these days. People still complained though because stuff.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 January, 2019, 12:40:51 pm
ah word

Seems a little silly I guess considering how cartoony the game is but it hardly bothers me and I also compeltely get it considering how many guns and gun deaths there are in this country.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 January, 2019, 02:53:49 pm
i have continued to not play rdr2 but am instead playing wario land 2

its good


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 January, 2019, 07:25:37 pm
*aggressively downloads piranha plant dlc*


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Post by: Z911 on 30 January, 2019, 12:53:56 am
i have continued to not play rdr2 but am instead playing wario land 2

its good
My man.

My favorite game boy game.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 January, 2019, 06:52:34 am
My friend is going to dinner with work friends on Friday so no D&D this week, so i'm thinking maybe its time for a Smash night instead. If anyone is interested let me know.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 January, 2019, 10:31:54 am
happy 20th birthday silent hill


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 14 February, 2019, 06:33:21 pm
thoughts on Link's Awakening, go


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Post by: Z911 on 15 February, 2019, 11:20:26 am
Can we finally Smash this weekend by chance?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 February, 2019, 05:25:32 pm
thoughts on Link's Awakening, go

When I saw the water and waves I literally screamed. I'm so excited. I just beat it again recently and that game really makes me feel such joy. I think the new style was a little jarring at first but I'm into it now. I can't wait to see what everything looks like and seeing those locations perfectly restored in a new style really threw me for a loop.

Can we finally Smash this weekend by chance?

funnily enough i was just about to post about that

Me and UF are gonna play tonight. I don't know exactly what time, but once I figure out what I'm doing for dinner I'll probably make a room. Discord server is here if needed:

https://discord.gg/PpWCnt

I think the current plan is sometime after 7:30 eastern. Tomorrow I'm going to a wrasslin' show in AC so I doubt I'll be available, but tonight is a night for Smash, friends. Join if you can.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 February, 2019, 06:35:03 pm
gonna be sometime after 8 now


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 February, 2019, 02:30:07 pm
should be free this weekend if anyone wants to play let me know

I've been playing Super Metroid. I've had a copy of it on SNES for years but my first experience was not great, mostly because it still has a degree of clunk that the NES original had (not to the same degree but enough) and I didn't feel like shooting every pixel to find where I needed to go. I'm enjoying it a lot more now, although that clunk is still around for the platforming. Someone this game came out a few years after Super Castlevania IV yet it has worse grapple mechanics. I like the GBA games more. The Wrecked Ship is great though, just got the Gravity Suit so time to find the water levels.

in substantially more embarrassing news I downloaded the DELUXE DEMO for DoA6 since it has every character but two and online play. My DoA experience online is 0 and I've only ever played the older games against the computer. I'm mostly getting my ass beat. The hold system is tough for me to get a hold of. That said, I got a certain flow going and can win some matches and when I'm not fighting some weirdo who uses Marie Rose and already knows every move and counter in the game, it can be a blast. The character designs are a little nicer for the most part this time around too other than the newer batch of characters which are real bad. I don't think I'm gonna buy it but if the second KoF DLC character is a good one I might keep an eye out for an inevitable all content bundle addition.


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Post by: Z911 on 23 February, 2019, 02:40:15 pm
SM is so weird and floaty it's hard for me to go back to after ZM and Fusion.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 February, 2019, 03:21:52 pm
Agreed. I miss the precision of movement you have in those games. Its just a lot more fun to move around in them and that's a huge deal for me in a Metroidvania game.


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Post by: Z911 on 23 February, 2019, 07:49:06 pm
Endgame Aria of Sorrow movement. :kissyface: :okhand:


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 February, 2019, 08:29:44 pm
the panther soul makes zipping around so much fun

Anyway I beat SM. The Mother Brain stuff was really exceptional The floaty problem stayed more or less throughout the game for me, but I'm glad I finally got around to beating it. No idea what I'm gonna play in between now and Sekiro. Was considering Super Mario RPG to continue the "beat SNES games I think are good but not as good general consensus" theme but I'd have to buy it and also dust off the Wii U since I no longer have an SNES copy.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 February, 2019, 08:27:10 am
took them 8 generations but i think im finally picking the water starter


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Post by: Z911 on 27 February, 2019, 12:14:03 pm
Random battles made me salty, thank god for starter reveals.

Sobble > Scorbunny >>>>> Grookey


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 February, 2019, 03:05:58 pm
don't really care about random battles in rpgs if the combat system is still turn based, makes no real difference to me if the enemies are on the field or not

im mostly concerned with if the cerne abbas giant rip off is an actual pokemon i hope it is


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 15 March, 2019, 09:31:01 am
Should reach level 6 in D&D tonight, which I'm almost positive is the farthest I've ever gotten in D&D. The only real goal I have is to hit 9 so I get Brutal Critical. Tensions in the party are still high and almost leaked into real life. It rules.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 March, 2019, 07:03:13 am
https://kotaku.com/konamis-new-anniversary-collections-bundle-castlevania-1833423700

neat

I own the four Castlevanias announced, but to get them all on Switch would be very nice. Hoping Bloodlines is in there as well. I've beaten it via emulator but I never really felt like I've played it as its meant to be played on a console.

Contra collection is great too.


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Post by: Random on 20 March, 2019, 08:00:02 am
came here to link you to that

glad to see you're on top of your intel


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Post by: Z911 on 20 March, 2019, 11:43:57 am
They're gonna waste a spot on Haunted Castle and not bother with Adventure Rebirth.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 March, 2019, 07:43:22 pm
came here to link you to that

glad to see you're on top of your intel

i am equally glad you're looking out for my intel

They're gonna waste a spot on Haunted Castle and not bother with Adventure Rebirth.

Saw an article that said the Rebirths might be coming along as well in their own collection/offering. Here's hoping, I never did get the Contra one.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2019, 11:58:55 am
*frantically hitting refresh on msot recent uploads for "sekiro boss" on youtube*


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2019, 08:56:26 pm
it is with a heavy heart that i must announce that the FromSoft dogs are at it again


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2019, 11:12:43 pm
I am having an absolute blast with this game so far. Its still needlessly difficult to the point that its almost comical but when you know what you're doing you feel like a champion. The movement options are so much fun and it controls like a dream.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 March, 2019, 08:25:49 am
The new Samurai Shodown looks fantastic my dudes. Can not wait to get my hands on it. Roster is confirmed 16 characters with three new, so the returning characters are

Haohmaru
Nakoruru
Jubei
Earthquake
Galford
Genjuro
Ukyo
Charlotte
Kyoshiro
Yoshitora
Shiki
Tam Tam
Hanzo

Everyone from the first game but three, only one II newcomer and no one from III or IV. Did not expect Shiki, Tam Tam or Yoshitora at all. Hoping one of the new characters is monster-y since other than Tam Tam, there's no monster rep like Gen-an or Kusaregedo or even Basara. Hoping there's a cool boss too. 1-4 have some of the bets fighting game bosses.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 March, 2019, 06:55:12 pm
Progressed a bit further in Sekiro. Some spoiler-y thoughts for the area I am now in:

-Long-Arm Centipede Giraffe gave me Capra Demon vibes. The small arena was a pain and there's no stealth option, its just mash L1 to deflect, attack, rinse repeat. Hated it.
-Finally got to the bottom of the Sunken Valley and there's the poison area, I knew you couldn't resist FromSoft.
-There is always a player, there's always a bridge, there's always a giant reptile.
-Guardian Ape is the most Souls-y boss yet, a big angry monster. It is also (not coincidentally?) giving me the most trouble of the main bosses so far. Firecrackers work obviously but they only do so much.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 26 March, 2019, 04:19:22 pm
SamSho looks awesome.
I really like the whole “whiff punish an attack and shave off 30% of the opponent’s life with one button” style.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 March, 2019, 08:15:03 am
Yup. I'm glad they kept that style. I know fighting game popularity is decided by "hype" and how many combos you can stirng together but I love a game that's focused almost entirely on one hit taking out a significant chunk of life. Its so different.


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Post by: Z911 on 28 March, 2019, 11:49:51 am
Footsies style gameplay is far more entertaining for me, there's less downtime where you're just waiting for your opponent to be done with their combo and I'd rather games be decided more on honest reads than simple execution.

MK11 also seems to be going down this route.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 March, 2019, 08:20:21 pm
been stuck on the guardian ape fight for what feels like forever now


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 March, 2019, 10:32:29 am
Finally beat it. I'm sure there's a more efficient and easier way than what I ended up doing. Probably my favorite boss so far despite my frustrations.

Now trying to figure out where to go next/what to do. Have vague instructions but I feel like I've explored everything available to me. Did some grinding in the interim and I think that's one area this game excels at. Grinding isn't as tedious. I remember grinding for vials and bullets in Bloodborne and wanting to die; here its always fun to move around and stealth kill and stuff so shooting for skill points isn't mind numbing.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 March, 2019, 11:12:02 pm
big spoilers ahead

Made lots of headway today before hitting a roadblock. I ended up going back to some areas and found the Ashina Depths, including another snake and the dried fruit thing. I did a little research and then killed big snake for the fresh fruit. I think this is ending related.

Imagine my horror after spending hours on the Guardian Ape only to find I have to fight the Headless Ape again and he summons another ape halfway through the fight. I have to assume these versions have less health because I beat them in a more reasonable timeline, but they still fucked me up a lot. I'm still dodging a lot rather than deflecting, which is honestly hysterical considering I used to be a completely shield based player in Dark 1 and 2. Bloodborne and 3 **** me up and now I have to try and undo that.

Beat some more minibosses and also the illusion Corrupted Monk, which was the easiest boss so far. What wasn't easy was Headless which sucked. I beat one finally but god its a bad fight. Slow and annoying. Not sure how many I'll go after. And yet that paled in comparison to Vilehand. I was getting absolutely shredded before I used Puppet Ninjitsu to make his croney fight against him. I still only barely beat him.

I am now on Great Shinobi Owl and he has destroyed me with ease in the first few fights. I think that's a good place to stop.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 April, 2019, 01:37:57 pm
I fear my progress will be slowed big time friends. Wrestlemania weekend is upon us and its in NY/NJ this year, which means I am of course going. I have five shows to go to from Thursday-Sunday so I will obviously not be playing during that time. I fear the atrophy of my already meager skills will make getting back in tough, especially against the boss I'm currently stuck at.


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Post by: Z911 on 02 April, 2019, 11:38:15 pm
Have fun, I don't have much hype for Mania this year but Takeover will probably be stellar despite Ciampa having to vacate the title.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 April, 2019, 07:17:41 am
Yeah Takeover looks spectacular. I'm so mad they moved it to Friday instead of Saturday, I have tickets for Joey Janela's Spring Break that night so I can't make it, but I've been to a Takeover before so I don't mind missing it to see Masashi Takeda live again.

I haven't been able to devote a ton of time with being busy and all but I think the card looks good with only one or two matches that I'm outright disinterested in. The one thing I'm extremely excited for is Kofi vs Bryan; I think its some of the most compelling stuff they've done with a main title in a long time and if Kofi wins I might ascend into the stratosphere. Its cool the women are main eventing, but the person i want to win has no chance so that's tempered my excitement a bit there.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 04 April, 2019, 09:10:19 am
KOFI has a shot at a title? What the hell? Did the New Day disband or something?
Damn I’ve been missing out lately.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 April, 2019, 09:28:46 am
New Day is still together. It happened real quick and organically and it's the most compelling thing they've had happen in a while. I'm so amped for it.

Went to two shows last night which included a bad Japanese Hulk Hogan impersonator getting booed and hitting the worst big boot ever. I loved every second of it.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 April, 2019, 09:29:58 am
also this happened

https://twitter.com/rachelmillman/status/1113984747808722944?s=19


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 05 April, 2019, 10:24:25 am
I’m dead lmfao


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 April, 2019, 09:38:00 pm
the whole match was like that and it ruled


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 April, 2019, 07:03:13 am
updates

kofi did indeed win and i cried in public it was great

I made a few moderately successful attempts at the boss I am stuck on in Sekiro last night. I kind of have the right idea of what to do with most of his moves in isolation, its just that it seems he strings them together really well. I managed to do one deathblow and get to the second form though on one run after only losing one gourd and death icon, so its not impossible just absurd.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 April, 2019, 07:16:30 pm
Coming to terms with the fact that I don't think I will complete Sekiro. Its really great but I am not making any headway against this boss and there's still more to come. It feels like I finally hit a wall I can't surmount. I'm gonna keep trying, but I feel pretty certain I'm eventually going to just run out of available time.


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Post by: Random on 12 April, 2019, 07:23:36 pm
Are you at the point where you're looking up strats? I'd look up strats if I was that confounded.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 April, 2019, 08:19:42 pm
Yeah I always look up strats. I just can't find out how to really execute them properly.


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Post by: Random on 12 April, 2019, 10:45:01 pm
Hmm. Well you beat Lady Maria, so y'know

You'll get this one.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 April, 2019, 04:17:20 pm
only your encouragement allowed me to win, bless

Whirlwind Slash and running away made the fight possible. Corrupted Monk shouldn't be as bad, hopefully. I cheese the illusion form with firecrackers so I don't have a basis of what to do when its got so much more health. I know you can sneak a few deathblows on it so I'll probably try that. I also have everything set and ready for one of the more obtuse endings, I believe, if I can muscle through. Its still feeling tough and I need to take more breaks than in the other games.

I'm feeling the siren's call of other games. Old games. I'm not sure how much longer I can resist.


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Post by: Z911 on 14 April, 2019, 05:24:20 pm
Dynamite Headdy you say?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 April, 2019, 08:00:05 pm
i need something i can beat without screaming


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Post by: Random on 14 April, 2019, 09:09:40 pm
that's my boy


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Post by: Z911 on 15 April, 2019, 10:13:41 am
i need something i can beat without screaming
Japanese Dynamite Headdy you say?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 April, 2019, 05:36:30 am
Joker using a gun is cracking me up. Like, his neutral sp wood cial is just straight up called GUN.


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Post by: Z911 on 17 April, 2019, 08:20:24 am
https://twitter.com/rice_deity/status/1118343611400249344


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 April, 2019, 08:38:36 am
https://twitter.com/rice_deity/status/1118343611400249344

i missed this but this is very good

My cousin came over for Easter and brought his Switch so we played Smash. It was good to play again. Didn't get a chance to use Joker outside of arcade mode but he seems cool. I should play more, if any of you want to play let me know.

Put Sekiro away, signifying that I think I am done for now. I got to Fountainhead Palace and didn't have the patience to go on after a beam of energy from a miniboss I didn't see cut through walls and killed me. Overall, its an excellent game and possibly the best game they've done other than the first Dark Souls. I don't regret not feeling the urge to finish it though. With MK11 out this tomorrow I want to spend time on something else.

In the interim, I beat the first Super Mario Bros on Switch Online last night. I might beat 2 and 3 since I've never done so. I'm very bad at them so I used save states for the beginning of each level but did the levels in one shot.


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Post by: Random on 22 April, 2019, 11:03:49 am
you could go back and get the shura ending if you don't want to mess with Fountainhead Palace


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 April, 2019, 01:58:35 pm
you could go back and get the shura ending if you don't want to mess with Fountainhead Palace

I'm fine with not finishing it at this point. I might just need a break but if not I'm not super bothered. I have no qualms admitting I never managed to learn the proper way to play the game.


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Post by: Random on 22 April, 2019, 10:35:18 pm
Also yeah I'm down to play more Smash, maybe this weekend sometime. Let me know.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 April, 2019, 05:10:21 pm
Would need to be Sunday but I'm down. My cousin is getting married on Saturday which is lame.

Got MK11, haven't had a chance to play. Probably won't for a bit but I'll let it download and be ready.


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Post by: Random on 23 April, 2019, 10:30:38 pm
Sunday ought to work. Maybe message me early in the day so I know when you'll be around.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 April, 2019, 08:25:51 pm
Okay will do. Probably evening availability.

also i should be home from the wedding by like 9 hopefully so honestly saturday might work too


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 April, 2019, 08:26:49 pm
looking forward to burning another 100+ hours of my life with p5r


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Post by: Youef on 24 April, 2019, 10:51:40 pm
looking forward to burning another 100+ hours of my life with p5r
same brother same


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Post by: Random on 24 April, 2019, 10:55:12 pm
glad I waited on that one


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 April, 2019, 02:37:16 pm
glad I waited on that one

no excuses this time get on the train


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Post by: Random on 25 April, 2019, 03:24:34 pm
Well it doesn't come out until next year, so we'll see what's coming out around that time.


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Post by: Youef on 26 April, 2019, 09:34:49 am
no excuses


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 April, 2019, 07:57:45 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ6BgTitt1E


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Post by: Z911 on 26 April, 2019, 11:17:38 pm
I'm up for Smash(or MK11) this weekend.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 April, 2019, 07:50:27 pm
still at the wedding but hoping to leave by like 10pm est, could get some games in if people want


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 April, 2019, 09:19:27 pm
i am back and if anyone wants to play smash i will be on


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 May, 2019, 02:14:55 pm
Very late to the party, but my mom got me the RE2 remake for my birthday and it rules. Between this and 7 RE i back and its good baby *wolf howls*


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 May, 2019, 05:38:02 am
https://twitter.com/Tool/status/1125992825756233729?s=19

oh


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Post by: Random on 08 May, 2019, 07:32:23 pm
I'm shocked they have a Twitter.

Also that's an old logo styling. I wonder if they would put out an anniversary remaster or something. Not that it's the anniversary of anything.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 May, 2019, 11:41:07 am
I'm kind of expecting it to be nothing that important but part of me is internally screaming.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 May, 2019, 11:19:01 am
Beat the Leon campaign in RE2. Extremely good, one of the best RE games and probably the best game I've played this year so far.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 May, 2019, 07:15:46 pm
I have a week off in August, someone tell me a place I should go. Bonus points if it is a desert.


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Post by: Random on 29 May, 2019, 09:51:43 pm
take a pilgrimage to all the locations mentioned in Kyuss songs


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 31 May, 2019, 03:29:53 pm
i did that once and it ruled have you ever seen the picture of me in front of the sky valley sign?


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Post by: Random on 01 June, 2019, 12:38:44 am
I probably have at some point in the past.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 June, 2019, 10:41:32 am
(https://i.imgur.com/PVnV6d9.jpg)


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Post by: Random on 01 June, 2019, 02:30:51 pm
Excellent


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 June, 2019, 11:24:04 am
looking back man my hair hasn't been that long in years, don't go bald everyone


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 June, 2019, 09:58:42 pm
Today is the one year anniversary of my tip to Tokyo. Still a lot of unfinished business there (namely arcades to go to.) Really want to go back.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 June, 2019, 05:20:12 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOdTEldnoPc

ooooohhhhhh Elden Ring...


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Post by: Random on 09 June, 2019, 07:20:43 pm
yeeeeeees, indeeeeeed


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 June, 2019, 11:51:50 am
holy fucking shit that nintendo direct was better than the entirety of e3


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 June, 2019, 08:43:17 am
Beat Paper Mario again last night. Still a nearly flawless game. Gonna try to beat all of them this year as I recently picked up SPM. I'm not sure if I want to start TTYD now or hold off since Bloodstained and Samurai Shodown are both coming out soonish. But then there's stuff after that too on Switch. I don't like having lots of games to play.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 June, 2019, 11:55:42 am
I ended up starting TTYD yesterday. I beat Chapter 2 so I'm looking forward to Chapter 3 bringing things back on track. I wonder how much of what makes Chapter 3 rule so much is a result of Chapter 1 being a basic (but good) retread of the first game and Chapter 2 being so bad.

Also hey NGE is on Neftlix this week. I think I'm gonna check it out. I never re-watched it after the like, 2010 maybe, viewing. I have fond memories of the pro-NGE and anti-NGE camps on the anime board yelling at each other. Really curious to see how this week being a living work nightmare affects the "this is about a mental breakdown" aspects of the show.


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Post by: Random on 17 June, 2019, 02:46:32 pm
not even lord crump can save an entire chapter from the punies

I forgot NGE was this week. I'm probably going to re-watch it as well. My favorite podcast people are planning to talk about it, so that should be good.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 June, 2019, 03:01:31 pm
this go around was particularly bad with them falling off ledges and getting lsot it was maddening

Some of my friends are gonna watch it for this first time. I'm not sure I'm ready for the takes and discourse that will inevitably follow.


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Post by: Youef on 17 June, 2019, 06:49:09 pm
Chapter 2 was also marred by the absolute worst partner addition in any Paper Mario game. I remember intentionally upgrading everyone but her, despite having the shine sprites, because I hated her so much.

However, Chapter 3 was genuinely one of the best segments of gaming for me period. There's like literally nothing wrong with it.

I really wonder what the potential of SPM could have been if they returned to the classic turn based combat. It probably had some of the best writing in a Paper Mario game. I respect that they tried something new, and it's actually pretty fun, but it just wasn't nearly as memorable.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 June, 2019, 04:58:17 pm
Haven't played since beating Chapter 3, which still rules. The line about "you can't leave now that you signed a contract unless the promoter releases you" is extremely accurate, someone on the writing team liked wrestling.

Big week next week with Bloodstained and Samurai Shodown. I've already spoiled myself on the Bloodstained bosses and I still can't fathom that its actually out. I'm glad to see that bugs aside the general consensus has been that its good and that it avoids the Mighty No. 9 and Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter pitfalls.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 June, 2019, 09:42:25 pm
Bloodstained got here a day early and the patch was already available so I played it until my Switch battery died (about 2 hours.) It is everything I wanted. Its honestly surreal to be playing it and its really cool to see the game being advertised as "this is a game by Koji Igarashi", my dude finally getting the respect he always deserved.


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Post by: Random on 24 June, 2019, 11:42:51 pm
This is good to hear. I want to play it eventually.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 June, 2019, 09:08:48 am
bloodstained chronicles:

Beat four bosses so far. I liked the third one a lot. I'm playing on the Switch which is getting a lot of publicity for being a bad port. So far I've only encountered one area that was rough with a screen transition loading time. Otherwise, its been fine. Seems like the developers are aware and gonna patch things so hopefully no further issues when I get further in the game.

Stopped at the fifth boss last night after dying. The werewolves in this game are real big and I like that. I have a cool floating book familiar that says goofy **** when I save my game and so I am using him instead of the almost definitely more useful flying sword familiar. I have also unlocked the ability to change my hair and coloring and stuff but I feel weird about straying from the actual design. Maybe I'll do that in another one. One of the hair styles makes you a straight up Castlevania character.

This game is good.


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Post by: Z911 on 26 June, 2019, 11:17:25 am
I wish the whip weapons were better, otherwise I've been having fun.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 June, 2019, 07:42:57 pm
Yeah the whip feels weird. Its almost like they tried to not make it like the CV whip but tried too hard.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 03 July, 2019, 11:18:34 pm
I have beaten Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. I paid 300 dollars for the game to get made and waited four years and I can safely say it was worth every penny and every minute.

between this and samurai shodown i am remembering what its like to enjoy video games again and man its wild


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 July, 2019, 03:20:23 pm
Got 100% shards and map completion. Working on quests and hair styles now/next. Not sure if I'll go for all the items since crafting is insane, but I have no reason to stop messing with it until like Fire Emblem and maybe Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Waiting for the Igarashi boss DLC too. Please get this game thank you.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 July, 2019, 11:58:41 am
Switching DMs in DND since we finished up the story my friend wrote for when he was DMing. Its the first time I've ever really completed a campaign as a player. I decided to go as opposite as possible with the next character, so instead of a Mastodon inspired umb barbarian I am playing a snake lady sorcerer with frost giant magic origins.

quick, how much of my decision to play the giant soul sorcerer origin was because:

-giants are cool
-giant soul sounds like a dark souls thing
-the giant's realm is called ostoria which really sounds like a dark souls thing

dnd rules everyone should play it lets get a bp dnd game going


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Post by: Random on 11 July, 2019, 03:32:35 pm
snake lady sorceress is something straight out of sen's, too


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 July, 2019, 05:08:18 pm
even when i don't realize it, miyazaki guides my hand


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Post by: Z911 on 11 July, 2019, 05:10:54 pm
We did have a bunch of DnD/Pathfinder games back then with other former GameFaqers, it's been a while though. It is super fun when you have a good group and DM.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 11 July, 2019, 06:22:43 pm
Still need to try Pathfinder. And yeah I love DnD, its such a blast.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 July, 2019, 08:04:06 am
fell down a rabbit hole for three houses and i am now very excited for it, i do wish it didn't need to be like 800 hours long though


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 July, 2019, 03:59:57 pm
i fell further down the rabbit hole and uh three houses somehow became the game i am more excited for than anything in a while unless shin megami tensei v suddenly gets a release date


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Post by: Random on 24 July, 2019, 08:16:30 am
I've never played a Fire Emblem game except for a little bit of the first Ike one, but what I hear about Three Houses kinda makes me want to play it.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 July, 2019, 02:36:40 pm
I've played all of the US releases but one. I would say I'm more casual than a super fan (certain people really get into it.) They're fun and less initially complicated than other tactical RPGs which I appreciate.

i remember liking the first ike one and not the second ike one, i sold both and now they are like 100+ dollar games oops


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Post by: Random on 24 July, 2019, 04:56:24 pm
tangentially related, but I learned after watching the SGDQ run that apparently the cart for Bomberman 64: The Second Attack is super rare and I guess I might have a $200 video game sitting in storage somewhere


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 July, 2019, 06:12:02 pm
Its cool knowing that when you don't expect it. I remember buying a copy of Demon's Crest with the manual on Amazon for like 17 bucks. The cheapest on eBay now is just the cart for 85 dollars.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 24 July, 2019, 08:20:23 pm
Fire Emblem was a great series back in the day but it started to fall off after Path of Radiance, the first Ike game. I am a fan that has been with the series since Genealogy of the Holy War.

The two latest ones for 3DS, Awakening and Fates, effectively polarized the series for longtime fans such as myself and divided the **** community (especially Fates because Awakening was alright). Fates devolved the series into a “waifu”/fanfiction simulator (yeah, blow on your 3DS to blow wind in the face of your wife to raise affection with her) where the focus was on side conversations between characters which, in-turn, broke the gameplay which was already a hot mess to begin with thanks to the pair-up system. And Fates was divided into THREE separate campaigns like goddamn Pokémon Blue, Red, and Yellow. ALL of them equal levels of garbage.

Three Houses looks to somewhat remedy all of this nonsense by telling a good story with characters that actually develop, not being limited to strictly black and white mentality, and having moral ambiguity. Not only that, but actual balanced gameplay too. Fire Emblem Fates was filled with one-note gimmick characters except for the occasional outlier or two and the game revolved around the main protagonist whining about his/her family EVERY. ****. SCENE.

And THEN there was Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia which was a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden....but the entire game was a slogfest of irritating maps and horrid gameplay. FACK.

I have NOT been enthused with the series for quite some time now and I have very strong feelings on the subject. Three Houses will be the goddamn revitalization of this series. Sorry for the tangent and rabbidry


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Post by: Youef on 24 July, 2019, 09:04:17 pm
yeah, blow on your 3DS to blow wind in the face of your wife to raise affection with her
this is so fu(http://)cking hilarious lmao. What were they thinking?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 July, 2019, 07:18:00 am
by all means go off my dude i love a good rant

AND THEN there was Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia which was a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden....but the entire game was a slogfest of irritating maps and horrid gameplay. FACK.

god I have never wanted to like a game more and wasn't able to, the maps were so lame and it felt like there was no enemy unit variety, I remember the exact moment I quit when I was on a map that was just an entire army of mages and nothing else

it sucks because for a game based on a famicom game, it did a good job updating the character designs and stuff to feel more modern, but god I could not keep myself at it by the end

yeah, blow on your 3DS to blow wind in the face of your wife to raise affection with her
this is so fu(http://)cking hilarious lmao. What were they thinking?

the best part is when they removed a lot the weird stuff from the american version and certain people lost their fucking minds as if they had been slapped in the face

Fates is pure schlock but I put like 100+ hours into it so I will always dig it. Its a perfect commute game (pop it in, mess around on some maps and mess with some character building, turn it off when the train gets to the last stop.) I can fully understand why people would hate it because its total schlock, but I like schlock myself. Other than the first GBA game (which I adore) I was always a casual side fan of the series. It was like chasing the high and I never found it again. I'm almost positive I got Radiant Dawn for Christmas out of obligation and by like level 3 I was over it. I've wanted to play Genealogy since I respect the mid game twist a lot, but I've never been able to really get into it. Maybe if it was on a console rather than an emulator. I guess I could look into repro carts.

ANYWAY i think the worst crime of the series is that its the reason there won't be anymore advance wars, the superior intelligent systems strategy game series, pour one out for my dead homies eagle and max


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Post by: Maniac on 26 July, 2019, 01:23:22 am
i actually think conquest is pretty fun to play, hideously bad story notwithstanding. skill transferring made character building a little extra fun, the maps were pretty good and it was sufficiently difficult that it had me wrack my brain a bit to get through it without being stupidly difficult. i'd prolly play it again were my 3ds not broken. it's just a shame that birthright and revelations had all of the bad parts of conquest and none of the good parts. also i really wanna play three houses just because I'm compelled to play fire emblem-anything, but I don't have a switch

also I have the feeling we'll prolly see a new advance wars within the next decade since that's ripe for nostalgia. i dunno whether or not it's a monkey's paw situation where they'll make some polarizing changes from the older games like they did with fire emblem, though


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 July, 2019, 08:03:12 am
come over and play three houses, communal run

also I have the feeling we'll prolly see a new advance wars within the next decade since that's ripe for nostalgia. i dunno whether or not it's a monkey's paw situation where they'll make some polarizing changes from the older games like they did with fire emblem, though

I vaguely remember an article/interview with someone from IS who said something along the lines of "we'd like to but we don't know how to add the stuff people like about the new Fire Emblems." Realistically if they need to add relationship stuff whatever fine monkey paw away, the COs in the first three games were all goofy anyway. Military academy AW is a compromise I'm willing to make.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 28 July, 2019, 09:42:43 am
Yeah seriously. Join in posthaste



I am experiencing jubilation. Sweet relief.
This game is pretty good! Enjoying it quite a bit. How about you!?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 July, 2019, 08:54:31 pm
I did basically nothing but play it yesterday so I'd say I'm pretty obsessed with it right now whoops. It feels like reverse Persona in some ways and its really good at almost always having some sort of goal in reach to keep you playing.


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Post by: Z911 on 29 July, 2019, 12:30:58 pm
I just started last night, the characters seem very good in this one at least in Blue Lions.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 30 July, 2019, 08:18:32 am
For sure. Dedue is the man.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 July, 2019, 10:03:02 am
black eagles 4 lyfe


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 August, 2019, 09:34:22 am
Beat Three Houses last night. Was about 40 hours long for the first run. I already want to start another run. What a great game.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 04 August, 2019, 07:32:48 pm
40!? Damn!

Yo do Blue Lions next and tell me what you think of Mercedes lmao


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 August, 2019, 08:51:19 pm
going golden deer first, i need som distance from blue lions since they are like directly opposed to the black eagles


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Post by: Random on 05 August, 2019, 12:28:18 am
40 seems fast? One of the people whose review I read said 40 was like his halfway point lol.


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Post by: Youef on 05 August, 2019, 04:26:05 am
Floyd is better than us casual scum

I got it too and it’s real fun. Went with Black Eagles.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 05 August, 2019, 03:17:02 pm
Well I will say that the route I went is the shortest, but I'm not sure by how much. I didnt skip anything and talked to everyone on exploration days. The only thing I could see being a factor is I didnt grind as many free battles as I could have but it wasnt necessary for me really to do so. My buddy beat Golden Deer recently and his time was around 55 hours for reference.


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Post by: Z911 on 12 August, 2019, 11:13:36 am
I know this is a video game thing, but who cares about topicality? Have you been keeping up with Bray Wyatt's new gimmick?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 August, 2019, 03:31:58 am
Topicality is for the weak.

Yeah, its dope as hell. I'm actually in Toronto and didnt go to the show and I'm kicking myself because seeing that entrance live would have been worth the ticket cost. The lantern being a severed old Bray head is genius.


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Post by: Z911 on 13 August, 2019, 10:48:22 am
He apparently thought it all up himself, I really dig it when wrestlers have actual gimmicks these days instead of just being "competitive athlete" #70163.

I really wanted to get that box they put up on the shop for the shirt, but it's already sold out lol.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 August, 2019, 12:53:43 pm
I believe it. And yeah, I agree. There's a lot of guys I love and the influence of independent and international wrestling has been a net positive, but too many of those guys also think work rate is the only way to go and don't learn as much about character and stuff. They need more Joey Janelas but AEW stole him away.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 August, 2019, 07:54:27 pm
ffviii on september 3, finally the best 3d ff on modern consoles


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 20 August, 2019, 06:05:44 pm
Games!

-I am in the Golden Deer run for Three Houses, my second run. I'm going slower but hope to have it beaten before Link's Awakening comes out. Game still rules, although I do feel pangs of guilt when I see Edelgard standing around without me to guide her. Black Eagles will always be my house.

-I've been playing Wario Land 4 on my commute because the copy of Wario Land 3 I have has a busted save battery. Its very good, probably the best of the Wario Lands I've played. Bosses in particular are a real step above the other games' offerings. I have one level left before the fourth boss I need to beat to unlock the final area.

-A friend mentioned a freeplay dinosaur museum game called MyMuseum. I am currently addicted to it and am now mobile game trash.

-Most important, I got a Dreamcast copy of Crazy Taxi and it rules. Video games peaked at Crazy Taxi. Its been my post work cooldown, come home and just do a few runs. I'm not even good at it, just enjoy playing it. Sega really used to rule man.


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Post by: Scourge the Hedgehog on 22 August, 2019, 06:10:05 pm
ffviii on september 3, finally the best 3d ff on modern consoles
Never played it :/
I still gotta get through VII and IX too. But the fact that VIII is supposedly the “black sheep” of the bunch makes it the one I’m interested in the most.

Any chance you’re going to dabble in Borderlands 3?


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 August, 2019, 07:03:27 pm
VIII's real weird. It does away with a lot of JRPG staples at the time, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, but its mixed together in a way that makes it really the most late 90s JRPG I can think of. Its overly melodramatic and tries to hard and is probably a big mess and I love all that about it. It also has the best card game of any video game ever.

Nah, I've never been big into the series actually. The humor always put me off it and as much as I can respect the Diablo-esque aspects of it now, I didn't care about that kind of stuff when it first came out.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 August, 2019, 12:42:18 pm
wario land 4 off the list, real fun game, might stick with the gba theme on commute

I am in the time skip for Three Houses and my previous feeling of "no black eagles let me teach you i'm sorry for picking a different house" have been amplified. This game rules.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 August, 2019, 05:29:22 pm
I feel like I need a new hobby. Not that I have the time, but still. An online acquaintance of mine recently shared a thing about how people should have creative hobbies in addition to consumptive ones, which got me realizing that all my hobbies save D&D (which is not nearly as big a thing as I would like since certain friends are very hard to schedule around) are all consumptive. Its also been about a decade since I started reading comics and coming up on over five years since I started going to wrestling shows so yeah I'm feeling to itch. Gotta start like miniature painting or basket weaving or snake charming or something.


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Post by: Random on 26 August, 2019, 05:30:06 pm
basket weaving and snake charming would go quite well together


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 August, 2019, 05:41:27 pm
shit you're right i didn't even think about that


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Post by: Z911 on 27 August, 2019, 12:21:14 am
I just sketch a lot tbh, really cheap hobby that costs only like 12 bucks every three months.


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Post by: Maniac on 27 August, 2019, 08:11:05 am
have you ever tried to involve whatever online circles you frequent with d&d or whatever tabletop games you wanna play


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 August, 2019, 05:19:54 pm
I've brought it up to some of them and there's been some interest, although figuring that schedule out might even be harder with different timezones and stuff. It would also probably require me to DM, which I'm not against but I like being just a player character.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 August, 2019, 08:41:45 pm
Beat another Three Houses route, this time Golden Deer. It was good even though deep in my heart I am still a Black Eagle and fighting against them felt wrong. Gotta take a break from the game since I'm feeling a little burnt out on it, this will give me time to mentally prepare for Link's Awakening.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 September, 2019, 04:00:31 pm
https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/1168230666372358146?s=19

PLEASE PUT SNK IN SMASH


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Post by: Z911 on 01 September, 2019, 08:53:37 pm
Rugal actually has a 1% chance of showing up, I'm happy enough just for that.

But please let it be Terry, Mai or a Metal Slug person.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 September, 2019, 09:50:15 pm
Honestly I would accept and main any SNK character. Even the lowest tier, boring or overly gaudy characters I don't like I would be all for. Any SNK is good for me.

geese though put him in


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Post by: Z911 on 02 September, 2019, 03:29:40 pm
A lot of people are saying it could be Athena since she hasn't guest spotted anywhere yet like Geese, Terry, etc. I'd be like.....super down for that.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 September, 2019, 04:33:31 pm
Yeah I thought about her as well and I could see it.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 04 September, 2019, 06:08:34 pm
HEY C'MON C'MON


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Post by: Z911 on 05 September, 2019, 12:28:42 am
Dude, I'm still shaking and I can't wait to see the Fatal Fury/KoF music selection.

Also really hoping his Garou look is in too.


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Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 September, 2019, 08:31:04 pm
I told myself I would take a break from Three Houses after beating the Golden Deer route. It was a lot of time to dump into the game to start another route and I wanted to be ready for Link's Awakening and not be playing a long JRPG. I succeeded in taking the break from Three Houses.

Anyway, I am now replaying Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, a long JRPG.

An interesting thing this time around is its the first time I've played the game since visiting Tokyo and having the dawning realization that I have been to a lot of the places named in game. I just beat Kabukicho Prison, which was not a prison but a place my friend and I walked around at midnight. We were continually approached by English speaking men trying to get us to go to titty clubs. There were no demons, but we did find a place to have ramen. I still find it hard to believe the trip worked out honestly.

Nocturne is a good video game.