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Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 18, 2020, 04:33:27 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

The consensus I've been seeing from people who aren't being idiots about Fire Emblem seem to be more akin to this.  The Fighters Pass lineup spent a year conditioning fans to think that literally anything was a possibility and to expect the unexpected, all to lead up to the most expected thing ever.  Not saying I 100% agree with that, but I get it.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 18, 2020, 03:00:19 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

Byleth probably would have been better received as the second or third character in the pack.  People would've rolled their eyes and said "sure, of course" before looking forward to the next one.  I think positioning another Fire Emblem character as the grand finale after such massive surprises as Persona or Banjo-Kazooie was their real mistake in all this.

Zelda and Kirby not having more representations isn't that weird when you consider that there isn't much to pick from in either series.

The entire roster of Hyrule Warriors and Star Allies would politely disagree with you, but that's a different discussion.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 18, 2020, 03:05:04 am View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

I mean, I'll still eat the Twinkie.  I'm not too proud to say it.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 17, 2020, 11:48:00 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

I'm not even upset about Byleth, TBH.  As far as flavor-of-the-week Fire Emblem protags go he at least looks unique to play and not just like Marth #5.

It's more the fact that after everything else in the fighters pass was so unexpected, unique, and lovingly crafted it can't help but be a let-down that a year's worth of build up led to the safest, most obvious and uninspired choice they could have possibly made.  "Fire Emblem sword user" is literally the biggest community joke about a bland, wasted space.

It's like if you had a meal at a high-class restaurant where the first four courses were all amazing gourmet dishes, and then for dessert they just gave you a Twinkie still in the wrapper.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 16, 2020, 06:55:30 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

No joke, I’m legitimately more excited to get that Cuphead costume and music than Byleth.  It’s Terry and Sans all over again.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 16, 2020, 04:06:08 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

And so the final Fighter Pass character drops with all the aplomb of a dead fish hitting the pavement as four exciting and unexpected representatives from legendary and iconic series are followed up with yet another sword wielding Fire Emblem protagonist.

I mean, no shade against Byleth in particular but WOW what an absolute hype killer.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 16, 2020, 03:20:25 am View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

You wanna talk toned-down adult characters then look no further than Bayonetta.  All they have to do is just not let him say 'fuck' as often and he's fine.

Travis actually has a lot of potential as a Smash character.  His fighting style combines ultra fast lightsaber bushido with heavy pro wrestling grapples; It's not any more dependent on blood and gore than any of the other characters you mentioned. 
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 16, 2020, 12:13:19 am View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

It is a bit more exciting going into this one because there's been almost no truly credible or definitive leaks this time around.  Between datamining and shoddy website maintenance there hasn't been an actual surprise reveal since Joker.

Just for kicks, I'm gonna guess either Arle Nadja or Travis Touchdown.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 15, 2020, 12:45:39 am View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

It could also literally just be Sakurai doing a random gesture with no hidden meaning behind it, but that's not nearly as fun to talk about.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 14, 2020, 09:20:48 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 14, 2020, 06:35:19 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

My body is ready!
But why Sakurai is doing that W gesture?

Pretty obvious, really.  What other highly-requested character that fans have been begging for is associated with the letter W?

Wigglytuff confirmed.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 January 14, 2020, 02:55:53 am View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Started by GTOAkira March 09, 2018, 12:23:32 am
 Board: Fighting Games

Astral Chain confirmed.



...As spirits.

Everybody gangsta until Lappy shows up looking to throw hands.
    

Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out)

 January 13, 2020, 07:37:00 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out) (Started by Iced July 15, 2012, 03:54:44 am
 Board: Entertainment



So I guess this is actually MCU-adjacent now, since it has cameos from Spider-Man and Vulture.  I thought this one was supposed to be part of Sony’s own Spidey-centric cinematic universe.  Who even knows anymore.
    

Re: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (Switch)

 January 10, 2020, 03:04:59 am View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (Switch) (Started by Kirishima February 27, 2019, 03:08:36 pm
 Board: Gaming

All things being equal, "why couldn't it be in the base game" is the exact same argument that's been made against all DLC since the advent of DLC.  Can't really blame that one on Game Freak.
    

Re: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (Switch)

 January 09, 2020, 11:43:22 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (Switch) (Started by Kirishima February 27, 2019, 03:08:36 pm
 Board: Gaming

As someone looking at this without the permanently angry and dissatisfied temperament it apparently takes to be a real pokemon fan, this update actually looks pretty great?  I mean, it appears to be significantly more content than they've historically included in the updated versions while also not costing the same amount as a full retail release like they used to charge and also not requiring you to start the game over from scratch just to access the new content.  I'm failing to see the downside here.
    

Re: Show us cool stuff you just bought!

 January 04, 2020, 02:47:15 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Show us cool stuff you just bought! (Started by Vans November 21, 2011, 06:01:10 am
 Board: All That's Left

Make way for the Order of No Quarter.

    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 January 04, 2020, 02:52:27 am View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

Fan Game "Mother 4" takes the Freedom Planet Route and re-brands as its own original IP, Oddity.



Definitely filling that Itoi-shaped void.  This looks amazing.
    

Re: Last game you finished + 4 lines review.

 January 02, 2020, 01:42:41 am View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Last game you finished + 4 lines review.  (Started by Sookoll May 30, 2010, 07:06:56 pm
 Board: Gaming

Shovel Knight:  King of Cards

I still can't believe Yacht Club keeps putting these out for free.  There's enough original content to justify it being sold as a separate game (which I absolutely would have paid for), and yet they're out here just giving it away.  Great addition to an already great game; tight controls, fun new mechanics, and the usual excellent writing.
    

Re: Happy New Year!

 January 01, 2020, 02:15:55 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Happy New Year! (Started by DNZRX768 January 01, 2020, 06:05:17 am
 Board: All That's Left

Welcome to the 20's.  I'm expecting a dramatic increase in swing jazz and art deco.
    

Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out)

 December 27, 2019, 11:55:51 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out) (Started by Iced July 15, 2012, 03:54:44 am
 Board: Entertainment