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  1. Blazade

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    I'm in the camp of "SV's performance issues don't bother me they're just really really funny". I wish this game would finally force the issue that we don't need Gamefreak to bite off more than they could chew and make these big 3D titles. The pokemon formula is good, adding to it with other...
  2. Blazade

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    Yeah the only clue as to level is the little descriptions in the map, which you have to press + for, and are also very vague. I personally enjoy fixed level encounters like this, done properly. Consider Octopath Traveler, where higher level towns, treasure, and encounters are within walking...
  3. Blazade

    Hobbies Riichi Mahjong

    Hi! I got into this game over the pandemic, and I really enjoy it! It's simultaneously relaxing and strategic. Online I mostly play on Mahjong Soul because it's easier to introduce friends to a client which is natively in English and lets you take 5 minute turns. I've also had the chance to play...
  4. Blazade

    Classic Megaman Discussion

    I don't really like mega man 11 but it's probably fine for a first entry even though it has mm7/8 style graphics and the dual gear system. (Which basically lets you speed yourself up or power up your weapons on a limited basis) My personal favorite is mega man 9, that game is just so clean...
  5. Blazade

    Tabletop Discussion

    For two players at that size I recommend Hanamikoji: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158600/hanamikoji It's a fast psychological game where you and your opponent draw these gifts that each go to a specific geisha and you want to win over a majority. The catch is that most of the ways to...
  6. Blazade

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    If you asked me back in the day I wouldn't have told you that Regional forms would be more stable on a form by form basis than mega evolutions. It's very surprising to me. Like we're now at the point where multiple games jump through hoops to include regional forms of a pokemon from OTHER...
  7. Blazade

    Hobbies Board Games Thread

    I haven't tried Spirit Island but reading a description of it makes me feel like I should. Thanks for tipping me off to it! Dominion is obviously a classic and it's crazy to think I've been playing it for over 10 years and still getting enjoyment out of it. It's basically THE deck building...
  8. Blazade

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    Idk, I think stress testing an RPG on multiple playthroughs is the only real way to figure out if it's good. If it holds up when you know a lot of the mechanics and how the bosses work, then it's a really great optimization problem. Now I personally don't enjoy Nuzlockes because I find the play...
  9. Blazade

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    The time you invest in a competitive game should be in playing and practicing the competitive parts of the game. People who cheat on the busywork are using that time to practice online or on Showdown. And that's how it should be. Most popular e-sports have a full multiplayer experience right out...
  10. Blazade

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    Yeah iirc the thing with SWSH is the first few mints and bottle caps aren't too bad but it can still be a real grind to get more. Resetting EVs is a matter of getting money (another slight grind), and changing movepools is easier than ever but still requires complex breeding sometimes, which is...
  11. Blazade

    Hobbies Logic Riddles

    Yeah I hadn't heard of the original but I'd have hoped that if someone straight up just knew the riddle beforehand they wouldn't spoil it for the others. What I like about that one is that knowing Abstract Algebra helps but isn't necessary to get it.
  12. Blazade

    Hobbies Logic Riddles

    Yes it does. For example if all 3 have the same color hat, prisoner 0 would get it right. If two have color 0 and one has color 1, prisoner 1 would get it right. It wouldn't even matter which two had the same color.
  13. Blazade

    Hobbies Logic Riddles

    Alright I've got a real one: Two prisoners have to play a game with the warden for a chance to escape. They can strategize beforehand, then each one will go into an exam room at separate times. Before the first prisoner enters, the warden shuffles a deck of standard playing cards and fans it...
  14. Blazade

    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    Oh, I wasn't aware we knew enough about the mechanic, thanks for the update. If this is from leaks I haven't been following that stuff. I wouldn't be surprised either way.
  15. Blazade

    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    Whether I like Tera is pretty much entirely going to depend on whether there's a teambuilding cost to using it (like an item). I always buy the first version of each set of games but Koraidon having wheels and running around on legs anyway may just put me off to that for the first time in the...
  16. Blazade

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    As fine as the Maison was, it was, as I remember, a direct port from the XY Maison, not even bothering to reskin it so it didn't look out of place (the RSE tower, for instance, still looks pretty nice). That was one of the reasons it fell flat for me. The Battle Frontier was really great, and...
  17. Blazade

    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    I agree that this could be an opportunity for them to focus on competitive, and there have been changes which suggest they might be paying it some amount of attention, but based on their track record I'm not optimistic. There have been regional dex VGC metagames for almost as long as there has...
  18. Blazade

    Hobbies Momocon 2022 Experience

    This is actually close enough for me to realistically go, I wish I had known about it and I'll try for it next year. Do they run a mahjong room anywhere on site?
  19. Blazade

    Hobbies Game Collecting Thread

    10 years ago getting a gameboy player and disc for 30 bucks was one of the best purchases I've ever made in my life. So, so nice to be able to play and stream GBA games on the TV. For others looking into this I'll say that you should look into the Game Boy Interface...
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