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Old 12-24-2017, 11:00 AM   #151
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Yeah, I usually stuck around to get the most amounts of moons before moving on. Only place I didn't want to stick around any longer than necessary was the Luncheon Kingdom (haaated that place) but I got lost trying to find where to go at a point and got a bunch of hidden moons accidentaly before I found my way.

Hm there's a lot of cool outfits! I used the Builder Mario one, the caveman costume is kinda hilarious as well.

I really liked turning into goombas and making huge goomba stacks as well. But the best was turning into a hammer bros. and wiggling the controller to throw pans/fireballs mad quick.
Did you have a favorite transformation?
Yeah hammer bros is hard to beat but the two transformations that got me most to gigglin and a grinnin was these:

Really like stretchin its legs and goin "pop" and tumble/jumpin around

The hd rumble really shines with these inchworm thingies "tropical wigglers" apparently they're called; man i had a blast growin long with these, wavin my weird face around

 
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:49 PM   #152
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Anyone play la noire? Any good? There's a switch port im consider as a fuckmas gif to myselves

 
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:55 PM   #153
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lol skyrim is $40 still cuz they did some ultimate edition or whatever. fuck you steam
That's bullshit maybe you can find the old version

I'd strongly recommend it if you enjoy the Bethesda style open world game and want some fantasies. So far I've found it most entertaining as a hiking simulator, avoiding the main story and the more boring "go here kill dis bring back dat" quests, and generally trying to keep my mage out of as many pointless brawls as possible while enjoying the scenery and amazing sound design with headphones on

Last night I was poking around some hot springs trying to find a way around an icy cragland so I can have these unusual gems appraised in riften when i heard an ominous reptilian moaning mixed into the already-grim complaint of the chilly winds...turned to look at the foggy sky and caught glimpse of big black wings flappin high overhead. Legit gave me the chills of immersion, felt fun as f

 
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:53 PM   #154
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ive played baldurs gate for 32 hours in 7 days

saturday i start working more so this is my vacation i guess

 
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:22 AM   #155
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Started playing Arkham Knight...

People weren't kidding when they said the Batmbobile gets tiresome. Absolutely nothing about it is fun. But they force you to use it for every task. The sorts of things you would be able to do with the tools in Batman's utility belt in the old games, Batman is all like "I NEED MUH CAR FOR THIS" in the latest one.

All the fun parts of Arkham Knight are the things they carried over from the past games. Like the stealth mode.

I'm not too far into the story, because I just started today, but it's kinda dumb so far... the character who is definitely not Jason Todd is annoying and whiny as fuck. The game comes up with yet another excuse for why there are no civilians in Gotham, and any NPC hanging out on the street can safely be assumed to be a bad guy. Apparently, the poison blood the Joker infected innocent patients with also imbues those patients with his personality, because everybody knows personality is stored in the blood cells. And Batman decides to kidnap these people and detain them indefinitely in his secret lair, because that's a totally cool and non-supervillain-ish thing to do.

Also, I think I may have punched The Riddler too hard in the head in the last game, because in this game, he seems to be confused about how riddles (the things he named himself for) work, and has made the common mistake of conflating them with racetracks. Despite both things starting with the letter 'r,' they are actually quite distinct, and not good substitutes for each other. I would forgive most people this minor error, but Riddler, having had constructed his entire criminal identity around one of these things and not the other, should really know better.

I mean, imagine tuning in to NASCAR to see Danica Patrick trying to solve a crossword puzzle before her opponents. This might slip by the casual fan unnoticed, but an avid follower of the sport who is familiar with auto-racing technique would probably realize that something was wrong, and might say, "hey, I don't think Danica Patrick is racing in her car properly. It looks like she is solving riddles instead. That is a different thing."

 
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:24 AM   #156
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I want Alex Kidd so badly

C'mon Sega release it all ready!

 
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:35 PM   #157
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I did play it through, but never felt like it lived up to its potential.

Obviously, it's an interesting concept and probably also the closest thing we've got to a Police Quest game for the modern age. Only, the investigative process didn't always seem to make complete sense and it'd occasionally annoy me to discover the exceedingly tenuous links between evidence and conclusion. The game world and mechanics were also noticeably inferior to various other titles, greatly limiting how much fun you can stretch out of driving around and gunfights.

TL;DR Probably worth it if you've found a cheap enough deal and don't go in with high expectations.

 
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:06 PM   #158
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Yeah hammer bros is hard to beat but the two transformations that got me most to gigglin and a grinnin was these:

Really like stretchin its legs and goin "pop" and tumble/jumpin around

The hd rumble really shines with these inchworm thingies "tropical wigglers" apparently they're called; man i had a blast growin long with these, wavin my weird face around
Yes! the little onion guys are so cool!
I also really liked the pokey bird


and becoming the slab of meat, at which point all you can do is wiggle.
damn, what a fun game.

 
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:19 PM   #159
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Finished Nier: Automata. The end-game narrative dips into a convoluted, esoteric jumble (not quite as bad as, say, Metal Gear Solid 2, but close). That said, now that I have seen the whole story, many of the inconsistencies of the main characters wind up making sense in the end (why does 2B, who is supposed to be an emotionless android soldier, abruptly get so upset at points over the fate of 9S? When you find out why, it makes the game a LOT more interesting), and I appreciate how the story did that. I've actually gotten all of the achievements but I still want to play through it one more time and experience the story.

The visuals look like a PS3 game but they're still gorgeous, if a bit samey. The music is fantastic; one of the best game soundtracks I've heard in recent memory.

And you get to fight zombie robot clowns.

And ride a moose.

An 8 out of 10.

 
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:55 PM   #160
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I did play it through, but never felt like it lived up to its potential.

Obviously, it's an interesting concept and probably also the closest thing we've got to a Police Quest game for the modern age. Only, the investigative process didn't always seem to make complete sense and it'd occasionally annoy me to discover the exceedingly tenuous links between evidence and conclusion. The game world and mechanics were also noticeably inferior to various other titles, greatly limiting how much fun you can stretch out of driving around and gunfights.

TL;DR Probably worth it if you've found a cheap enough deal and don't go in with high expectations.
Thank you, the points you mentioned were my major misgivings so your advice saved me like $60

Instead last nite i snagged Axiom Verge, Retro City Rampage, Golf Story and Oxenfree from the eShop

HOL SHIT RETRO CITY RAMPAGE HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF U

 
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:01 PM   #161
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:21 PM   #162
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I was all excited for Mario Odyssey. I beat it, and...meh. Don't really feel arsed to go back and get more moons. I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually but there's no goddamned way I'm wasting time on all 999 of them.

 
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:27 PM   #163
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I was all excited for Mario Odyssey. I beat it, and...meh. Don't really feel arsed to go back and get more moons. I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually but there's no goddamned way I'm wasting time on all 999 of them.
Yah didn't it feel friekin short af

 
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:34 PM   #164
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Shad, what else you playing on yur sweetch let us know in the comments below how u likes it and don't forget to hit subscribe

I am finding there is a dearth of thorough/trustworthy reviews out there for the million eShop games

8 bit Eric is too noncommittal/meandering while beat em ups is entertaining but shallow; not sure how much he actually plays the shts before he vlogs em

 
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Being the retro/indie fan that you seem, did you ever have a go at Punch Club?

I never quite got into it, but still wonder if things were about to get good. It was a bit like playing out a Van Damme training montage.

 
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Ahh, the tried tested and true formula of all youtubers and podcasters everywhere (I should know).

Absolutely one thing on the Switch apart from Mario and that was Zelda, which I still haven't finished. I did that thing I always do where I get to 99% of being done with a game I love and I just move on to something else because I hate the notion of being finished with it. I need to finish the blood moon shrine and go kill Ganon, and that's it (barring koroks. Fuck that shit)

I don't do anywhere as much gaming as I once did, but man alive I'm looking forward to Red Dead 2 this year, if indeed this year it lands in.

 
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Being the retro/indie fan that you seem, did you ever have a go at Punch Club?

I never quite got into it, but still wonder if things were about to get good. It was a bit like playing out a Van Damme training montage.
This the 1st mention of it ive come across, ill have to check it out

I didn't play anything new until like a year or so ago, was living an ascetic life of replaying my old snes games, until killtrocity on this very board tipped me off to a deal on ps3 and ive been back into collecting and gaming like a fiend ever since

 
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i beat baldur's gate. 77 hours
now i started BG2. awesome that you can important your characters.

 
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I played the first episode of that Telltale Batman game last night.

It's my first time playing that sort of game. It's essentially just an interactive movie. The quicktime events during combat are pointless, and I could do without them entirely (they don't make it a good game, just a bad movie), but the ability to actually choose the character's responses and actions are the fun part. Too bad it seems like none of your actions really have that much impact on the story, but maybe that's because I'm only on the first episode.

I always felt that Batman as a character came off as a little stale and stiff in the Arkham games, where half of his lines are essentially spouting things like "I'll stop you, Joker!" The Telltale series actually gives him a personality, and it kinda recalls the socially awkward Michael Keaton Bruce Wayne, who finds himself very uncomfortable living the socialite life and prefers to sit in front of a computer in a musty cave. A Batman I can relate to.

As you can see, I'm not a gamer, so I essentially only play licensed games because I'm like, "oh, I recognize that character."

 
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