They also mention it's a $39.99 / €39.99 game, which is cool, but makes me think it might be pretty short.
Posts made by Axel
RE: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PC/PS4/PS5)
RE: Your Pop-Tarts & Toaster Strudels for Q1 2021
@mbun I still need to read the reviews for Bravely to see what they think about the story/characters, as that was my biggest worry. I'm sure the combat and systems are good, they always have been, but I'm not playing through another "Chosen one saves the world through the power of crystals" plot ever again.
Diablo II: Resurrected (PS5/PS4/Switch/Xbox/PC)
Looks pretty great! I loved that game so much back then, and it sounds like they're not going to meddle with the gameplay and systems, just give it a new coat of paint, which is perfect.
Can't wait to dive back into it in couch co-op!
RE: Nintendo Direct discussion thread: it's Happening Edition
I'm surprised to see so much negativity about this Direct (not necessarily here, but all over internet), to me it was really enjoyable and there were some very sweet surprises. They said it was going to be updates for existing games, or coming in the first half of 2021, so anyone expecting a full blowout for Metroid Prime 4 or BotW 2 was setting themselves up for disappointment.
Project Triangle Strategy is like the perfect dream game I never knew I wanted, tried the demo last night and it instantly became my most-anticipated game, so that could make me slightly biased.
Not sure why everyone acts like Splatoon 3 isn't a big deal, of course they haven't shown enough to see how it shakes up the formula but it is a huge announcement whether you're fan or not.
Mario Golf is a typical spring game, of course not a blockbuster but it looks great for what it is.
Skyward Sword is personally my favorite 3D Zelda (outside of BotW), it's definitely a slow-burn and has lots of room for improvement, but the highs are really high, I have very fond memories of it (although there's no way I'll buy it again). Also all signs point to Wind Waker and Twilight Princess following throughout the year, so put down the pitchforks Zelda fans, the anniversary is only getting started.
Speaking of which though, what is it with the obsession for Nintendo anniversaries? Why is Nintendo seemingly obligated to celebrate the anniversary of every single series they have every 5 years by releasing multiple games? Have there been regular Assassin's Creed/God of War/Ratchet & Clank/Call of Duty/Final Fantasy 5th/10th/15th anniversary celebrations? Companies may celebrate those when they happen to align with an actual release, or decide to launch a bundle, but they can't whip up games on demand just to meet arbitrary dates. /end of rant
Legend of Mana is another personal highlight, love the series but I never played that one and it's a cult classic, so I'll be happy to give it a shot!
Pyra in Smash, I don't care either way, it could be ANYONE and there would be people complaining, they just can't win. There was a rep for Xeno 1, now there's a rep for Xeno 2, makes sense to me. At least it's not Rex!
New content for Animal Crossing, Age of Calamity as expected, that's good too.
Neon White, World’s End Club, and Famicom Detective Club are cool oddities!
Then there's all the ports which obviously won't matter to most of us because we may have played those games before, but it's still cool to see them come to Switch. Something like Ninja Gaiden Trilogy is bound to make someone happy!
Of course I would have been overjoyed with a new 2D Metroid, DKC or whatever, but again this is only for the next 4-5 months, and this time period is rarely the one where high-profile Nintendo games launch, so it's par for the course (golf, get it?)
RE: The PS5 News and Info Thread
Ok maybe writing it will jinx it, but I was in the middle of a work meeting and a friend kept trying to call me, I was wondering what could be so urgent. Eventually he texted me saying he had found a shop that's taking PS5 orders, so I pretended there was an emergency and ended the meeting, called him, he said he was on his way to the shop and would try to buy me one if he could.
Apparently the shop didn't advertise it had stocks online to avoid them being snatched by scalpers, very noble of them! My friend learned it randomly through word-of-mouth. So he went there and ordered a PS5 for each of us, and they should arrive... next week!!
I can't even believe it, I wasn't mentally prepared, Bugsnax here I come!
@DIPSET Don't lose hope dude, it's probably better to physically go to shops and ask!! :)
RE: That's News!
@dipset Ahh ok makes a lot more sense now haha. Yup Other M is pretty universally reviled, particularly for its plot and characterization of Samus indeed. You can absolutely skip that one.
I still had fun with it because I played it years after the fact with zero expectation, but it's not what anyone wants out of Metroid.
RE: That's News!
@dipset For what it's worth ;)
There's always going to be nitpicky fans and it may not have the "purity" of the first game, but it's still a very, very good time.
It would make perfect sense for Nintendo to release the trilogy in HD with added bells and whistles, so... they very well might not do it, but let's keep hoping!