Videogame thread

Despite being disappointed by another E3, I think the Switch turned out to be a plattform I want to purchase now. I am rarely at home, and if I do play video games they are usually portable games on my 3DS like Pokemon. Maybe I will finally be able to play Smash Bros, perhaps even competitively again.
The Switch also is the first console I am more excited because of ports and multiplates since you can play those big games on the go like the Crash Trilogy.
 
Finally got around to playing Mario Odyssey and I'm surprisingly disappointed with it. Parts of it are fun (the movement is great) but it ultimately feels pretty shallow and underdeveloped. There aren't really that many platforming challenges that make full use of the core moveset, instead the game is more of a split between platforming, challenges that rely on possessed monster abilities, minigames like the face matching, and just searching for hidden moons, a lot of them are more difficult to find than they are to actually obtain. My thought was then "well, that means that exploration is probably the core mechanic" but a good chunk of the worlds are actually pretty small so it ends up being more about hide and seek than exploration. It also screws this up by adding a bunch of new moons to every world after you complete the game, so the less you do before getting to the postgame, the better since you'll spend less time retreading.

it's not a terrible game, but nowhere near what I was expecting, I think I might put it below 3D World/Land. Joseph Anderson also has a pretty good critique of the game on youtube but it's 2 hours long.
 

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As I am both too cheap and too poor to afford gifting a bajillion copies to steambros, I will instead merely encourage folks here who enjoy strategery gaem to purchase Moékuri: Adorable + Tactical SRPG at 60% off during steam summer sale. (That's a whole $4.79, BTW.)

In case y'alls forgot about supergarchomp
also that said, $team $ummer $ale is here and though I've too much on my plate as it is that I don't think I'll get anything myself, looking around the discounts seem slightly less half-assed than they have been the past couple years
 

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I’ve been playing Romancing Saga 3 a lot lately and have been fairly impressed. There are issues with the plot, characterization, and direction being barebones, and the fan translation is shoddy as hell, but the gameplay itself is stellar, the boss and enemy design is exemplary, and the soundtrack is fantastic. The battle system feels like Final Fantasy II done correctly, and though the main plot suffers from the lack of clear goalposts, the freedom of exploration is unmatched; there are dozens upon dozens of sidequests that you can tackle as you please (though some sidebosses will definitely shitstomp you without warning), and you have a broad range of options for party composition and customization. Hell, you can put a fucking lobsterman in your party, and he’s damn good too. The difficulty is also customizable; enemies scale based on your level, and most of your stats are dictated by your equipment. Want to powerlevel and clear all the side events before you even fight Arakes? Go for it. Want to fight Forneus early and get shitcanned? Go nuts. Be warned though, there are plenty of ways you can screw yourself over with your choices (*cough*Herman*cough*Monica*cough*). I’d advise against using a guide, though; part of the fun of the game is its explorarion and discovery. I will recommend one thing, though: When it’s time to fight Byunei, go to Mt. Lobo and speak to a dragon named Gawain. You’ll be in for a hell of a ride.
 
Recently finished Sen no Kiseki 3 JP and spent $200 preordering Sen no Kiseki 4 JP for all the limited edition goodies. I would spend anything for the most premium limited edition package it seems. I like how the ending credits of Sen 3 told me to "watch the damn fairytale until it is finished" word for word in English LOL. It took me a long time to finish since I do not have much time for games but overall it exceeded expectations. In fact, I would say it is best game in the series so far until Sen 4 I bet. I wrote a bit about it before and most familiar with the series are waiting for the ENG version so I won't comment much more on it.

Sen 4 JP is right around the corner coming in September. Never been so excited before waiting on a game. It has led me to a Kiseki music and drawing spree.
 
Recently finished Sen no Kiseki 3 JP and spent $200 preordering Sen no Kiseki 4 JP for all the limited edition goodies. I would spend anything for the most premium limited edition package it seems. I like how the ending credits of Sen 3 told me to "watch the damn fairytale until it is finished" word for word in English LOL. It took me a long time to finish since I do not have much time for games but overall it exceeded expectations. In fact, I would say it is best game in the series so far until Sen 4 I bet. I wrote a bit about it before and most familiar with the series are waiting for the ENG version so I won't comment much more on it.

Sen 4 JP is right around the corner coming in September. Never been so excited before waiting on a game. It has led me to a Kiseki music and drawing spree.
really hoping it's good, I got kind of bored of Coldsteel 2 which seems to be the low point of the series after Sky 3rd. Didn't help that I was playing it after Ao which has been the high point so far. Then again, I played 3rd, Zero, and Ao all last year so maybe I just needed a break.

Great news, guys. One Super Seducer apparently wasn't enough! :blobnom:
I like how both the developer and publisher are listed RLR Training Inc. They're taking this very seriously.
 
i wanna try lovelive school idol festival ahahahaha

odd opinion: i like star wars battlefront: renegade squadron

i actually played the bionicle game on the gamecube as a little kid. move along

(if you dont know what the move along thing is, it is a song by the all - american rejects, and appeared in an ad for the lego bionicle series that was in voya nui, the series of 2006.
 

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I am not LPing another gameplay visual novel but for all your gameplay eroge needs, Evenicle is now on Steam! AKA Rance-lite.

Seeing as how nobody's posted here in over a month: Since getting their new adult content filters up and running a few weeks ago, Steam is very predictably seeing a boom in that type of content.
 

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im doing a full timeline playthru of zelda: skyward sword, ocarina of time, majoras mask, twilight princess in a row, culminating in the botw final battle that ive been avoiding for ten months clad in amiibo-given twilight princess gear. i had never played zelda before starting breath of the wild this past january, so it's taking some getting used to. im on the third temple of skyward sword rn, and the controls kind of suck but c'est la vie. i liked them at first, but when link swings his sword the wrong direction i get frustrated and end up just wiggling the remote at random until I get a hit off. ive heard ocarina is rly good tho, so i just gotta slog thru until i'm the hero of f*cking hyrule
 
It’s finally here! Well I got it right before the weekend but was too busy playing the game. Sen no Kiseki 4 came out in Japan on Sep 27. Currently in the first chapter but it is living up to expectations already and the soundtrack is pretty good so far. I like how the game tries to do a little summary in the prologue with the character interactions just in case you chose Sen 4 to start the series for some reason. I ended up getting the Eternal Edition which comes with everything below and costs about $200 with shipping. Removed anything remotely spoilerish so don’t worry if you have played Sen 1.

Wall scroll (basically the complete cover of the game), comic book, dlc codes, Reinford pocket watch (that’s what made it so expensive), inside the big box are the confidential synopsis books and the game



Going to disappear from the world for a while
 

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