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Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 March 01, 2021, 11:56:11 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

Yoba



Mokey

    

Re: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl + Pokemon Legends Arceus

 February 27, 2021, 10:01:12 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl + Pokemon Legends Arceus (Started by Umezono February 26, 2021, 04:54:53 PM
 Board: Gaming

I'm not so invested in Gen 4 that I'm gonna be super picky about it, but this remake is looking rough, graphically.  It's like they were aiming for a fusion of Link's Awakening and Sword/Shield and somehow managed to do both of them worse.

Pokemonster Hunter looks like it has promise, though.  An actual open world to explore and track down Pokemon feels like a natural expansion from what people wanted the Wild Area to be.  I wonder if the battles will be real-time as well.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 February 24, 2021, 11:43:03 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

 February 18, 2021, 11:22:42 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

Some celebratory artwork from the Xenoblade series character designer.



I love the valiant attempt to make Mario's giant doofy face conform to JRPG anime style.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 February 18, 2021, 02:36:57 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 know, it just occurred to me that Sakurai already upped the ante for Fighter Pass 2 by making it have 6 new characters instead of 5, and now here we find out that one of those characters is two entire characters.  What an absolute madlad.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 February 18, 2021, 01:35:15 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

    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 February 18, 2021, 01:15:10 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

To be fair, they were expecting the faces of the franchises.  This is essentially what would be instead of getting Cloud and Ryu we got Barret and Sagat.  Prominent players of the game's world, story and gameplay....not exactly front and center of the posters and merchandise.

Min Min did it to Spring Man, too.  The age of the Protagonist is over;  Now is the age of the Waifu.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 February 18, 2021, 12:20:31 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

    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 February 18, 2021, 12:04:22 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

Official page with screenshots is up.

Small tidbit to note, but they're counted as multiple characters in the overall tally in the same way that Pokemon Trainer's pokemon are, making Pyra/Mythra fighters #79 and #80.
    

Re: The Nintendo News Thread

 February 17, 2021, 11:55:49 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in The Nintendo News Thread (Started by "Bad News" Hoffmann June 07, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
 Board: Gaming

Well Kamiya did recently joke that fans may want to "forget about Bayonetta 3 for now."  Apparently it's taking longer to develop than planned.

Splatoon 3 has a much more "Mad Max" feel to it than I would've expected from the franchise.  But whatever, I'm still down for it.  Splatoon is fun as hell, I don't mind seeing more.
    

Re: The Nintendo News Thread

 February 17, 2021, 11:47:08 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in The Nintendo News Thread (Started by "Bad News" Hoffmann June 07, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
 Board: Gaming

Yooo, Skyward Sword HD with non-motion controls.  Very nice.
    

Re: The Nintendo News Thread

 February 17, 2021, 11:09:26 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in The Nintendo News Thread (Started by "Bad News" Hoffmann June 07, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
 Board: Gaming

I don't know what I was expecting from this direct but "Famicom Detective Club HD Remaster" was definitely not it.  That's actually pretty cool.
    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 February 17, 2021, 11:06:39 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

Well, I don't think anyone was expecting Pyra and Mythra without Rex.   Interesting.  Sorta bringing back the old Zelda/Sheik dynamic.
    

Re: The Nintendo News Thread

 February 17, 2021, 12:38:45 PM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in The Nintendo News Thread (Started by "Bad News" Hoffmann June 07, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
 Board: Gaming

    

Re: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 February 17, 2021, 02:39:52 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

As long as we're all speculating, I may as well throw the latest semi-plausible speculation out there.  A little while ago a post was unearthed from May 2019 that claimed to be the list of characters that Nintendo had approved as potential DLC.  It was understandably dismissed as total horseshit at the time, but it's come back into light recently because it's seemingly gotten everything right so far.

Spoiler: The list in question (click to see content)

It's worth pointing out that the original post was made on 5/31/19, when Joker was the only DLC fighter revealed, and it correctly predicted Hero (with both Erdrick and Luminary, no less), Banjo, Terry, Byleth, Steve, and Sephiroth.  The only omission is Min-Min, who we already know was a last minute addition after the pandemic forced them to change their development plans. 

As always, take everything with a huge grain of salt, but I will say that being able to correctly guess so many unlikely longshot characters to lend it some credence.  I'm hoping against hope that we'll actually see Porky in Smash, but Professor Layton wouldn't be too bad either.
    

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

 January 13, 2021, 11:55:00 PM 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

Shitty EA losing the exclusive rights to Star Wars games only to be immediately followed with an announcement Shitty Ubisoft got the license and are making yet another generic open-world Ubisoft checklist game is the epitome of the "Upgrade/Fuck, Go Back" meme.
    

Re: The Nintendo News Thread

 January 13, 2021, 12:51:47 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in The Nintendo News Thread (Started by "Bad News" Hoffmann June 07, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
 Board: Gaming

^ 3D Land and 3D World play closer to 2D Mario games, being linear platformers with a series of standalone levels.  This Bowser's Fury expansion appears at first shake to be closer to 3D Mario, with a single open hub level with multiple challenges to find.
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 December 29, 2020, 02:31:25 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

IMO, it's just generally symptomatic of Toriyama's extremely short sighted, week-by-week writing style that he never left himself enough time or space to build up or properly explain anything, which is why so much of the alleged massive increases in strength wound up being verbally stated rather than visibly shown.  The stuff that characters were doing to show off their power level in endgame DBZ were more or less visually identical to stuff Goku and Roshi were throwing around in original Dragon Ball.  For as much as DB excels in many aspects that make a great manga, its actual storytelling is pretty slapdash when you get right down to it.

I think that contributes to a lot of the fervor around Dragon Ball content in Death Battle; so much of that series is predicated on characters insisting that they are very very strong and relying on the readers to just roll with it, that when some actually puts in the work to find out whether or not they are, in fact, very very strong fans get miffed because the disbelief can no longer be suspended.
    

Re: Death Battle (And sprite fight animations)

 December 29, 2020, 01:15:06 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in Death Battle (And sprite fight animations) (Started by Long John Killer April 09, 2015, 03:59:16 AM
 Board: Entertainment

This episode reminded me of one of my biggest gripes with Dragon Ball; that being it's overuse of random multiplication tables to indicate a character's power.  Every new villain or transformation or whatever is always hyped up as being eleventy billion times stronger than something or other, which sounds impressive at first shake but doesn't actually mean anything substantive.  It's such an annoying "tell, don't show" method of storytelling.

Not that I have any issue with the outcome of the episode, mind.  As strong as Hulk is, they make a good point in that he is always on a relatively short timer.  Unless he's able to very quickly overwhelm the opponent completely he's likely to run out of steam first; IIRC, the exact same thing was the deciding factor when Hulk lost to Doomsday in the last DB he was in.
    

Re: How important is "meta" to you?

 December 27, 2020, 03:16:09 AM View in topic context
 Posted by Person Man  in How important is "meta" to you? (Started by Umezono December 27, 2020, 12:48:09 AM
 Board: Gaming

I don't play anything at a competitive level, so meta rarely matters to me.  More often than not, I wind up gravitating towards a playstyle that I'm most comfortable with rather than high-level optimization.

The only time I really pay attention to meta is for games where a significant time/resource investment is needed for things, and that's to make sure I'm not wasting them.  For instance, I play Dragalia Lost quite a bit and I try to keep an eye on the meta discussions and tier lists when I'm upgrading things so I don't end up spending a ton of precious resources building up a unit that ends up being functionally useless.