From today's Cup of Jones.
From today's Cup of Jones.
Hey, Ben. I'm glad you finally get to do this. My suggestion isn't exactly about what you could do in Japan, but more about the stuff you could upload when you get back since, on the stream with you and Brandon, you guys were saying that you weren't entirely sure what form that would take.
I was thinking, obviously depending on time for editing/uploading, that if there were parts of the trip that it didn't make sense for you to include in more formal Easy Allies content, it could be neat to include footage of that stuff in a more casual vlog series. You could even embed the videos here so this thread could form a complete travel diary of sorts.
Anyway, have a great time. I'm deeply envious of you right now.
I also made galleries for artwork of each player character, so if you have stuff to add, there's a link to each character's gallery under the "Appearance" section of their respective main articles.
I started articles for all the player characters from Tabletop Escapades. The most fleshed out so far is the one for Pomper, but I'll add more to the others soon.
I'm fairly new to wikis, so let me know if there's anything funky about the articles or if there are additional things I should do in the future.
Also, if any FAN ARTISTS are looking at this thread, let me know if your Tabletop Escapades art is okay to use on the wiki. To start, I've used some of my own art for Pomper's main pic, but I don't have art for the other characters yet. Besides, it'd be better to get as much from as many different artists as possible to really flesh out the articles.
I'm personally not all that disappointed. I've felt for a while that now isn't the right time for Nintendo to release a home console. I feel like right now, with most console gamers owning either a PS4 or an Xbox One, they're far more likely to opt for the PS4K or the Scorpio because they've already invested in libraries which will function on those systems. I think, if Nintendo ever does want to do a traditional home console again, it should be at the time of the next major leap to the PS5/XboxWhatever. Right now, everything would just be stacked against them.
On the handheld front, however, the only competition Nintendo has is with mobile gaming. As much as this development undermines the perfect vision we all had of a super powerful console to restore Nintendo to the days of the SNES, I think it's the best move. Anyway, we're getting a B E E F Y handheld with a Nintendo library. All of what made the Vita impressive combined with all that made the 3DS successful. I'm actually pretty pumped for the system itself.
More excited for Legion than anything else. Si Spurrier's X-Men: Legacy is one of my favourite modern comic books and it seems like the show is based more on that than any of Legion's other appearances, so I'm pumped. I've also heard great things about Fargo, though I haven't watched it myself yet.
Doctor Strange looks cool, though I could have done without the trademark Marvel humour at the end of the trailer.
Still not crazy about Gal Gadot in the role of Wonder Woman, but the movie itself seems pretty sweet. Justice League, I could take or leave.
This one right here. It's a personal favourite from my childhood and I still go back to it every now and then. The combat's basic, but it's got a nice comfy atmosphere and follows the story of the book rather than the movie. Pure good vibes. The same is true for Chamber of Secrets, also on the Game Boy Color.
I'd say the EZA Podcast, Brandon Plays Pokémon, and Game Sleuth. That covers pretty much all the main bases. You get general discussion with the podcast, in-depth discussion with BPP, and with Game Sleuth you get a taste of the more produced style of video content with Brandon's smooth VO and that signature on-point editing from the one and only Don Casanova.
I'd be 100% down for this. I dont think we should limit it to recommendations, though. It could be incredibly fun to find some obscure series none of us knows anything about and dive into it together, sort of a Dumb Anime Monday type deal. No pre-existing expectations.
Regardless, I'm in.
Yeah, Infinite Warfare definitely surprised me. I'm still skeptical about it, though. I hope they haven't just shown the most exciting part of the game to sell it while the rest of the game is more of the same old CoD.
Now that the dust has settled and E3 2016 has come to a close, which games would you say you now see in a different light, for better or worse?
For me, it's I Am Setsuna. I had zero expectations for this game going into E3. I had assumed it'd just be a cheap, low-effort nostalgia play from Square, but hearing Brad and Kyle talk about it on stream has me feeling really excited for it. Hearing that you're essentially protecting a girl so she can sacrifice herself has especially piqued my interest. Sounds like a neat premise.
Another example for me is We Happy Few. I figured it was just a standard walking simulator type deal, which can be perfectly entertaining, but hearing about the procedural element as well as it being a roguelike of sorts has made me far more interested. Sounds like a fun but tense time to be had.
I'm interested in hearing what everyone else has taken away from this E3. Hopefully nothing as traumatic as Kyle hearing Damiani and Ben talking about FFXV.
EA: 0.5/5 - Battlefield looks fine. Nothing else to talk about.
Bethesda: 3/5 - Definite step down from last year, but that was to be expected. Dishonored II looks great, but everything else of interest to me was just shown with CGI trailers.
Microsoft: 4/5 - Solid showing, good pace (apart from Minecraft), but whoever directs these things needs to realise that we do not give a fuck about seeing the room while a trailer is playing. Loving the new shared focus between Xbox and PC. Sea of Thieves stood out.
Ubisoft: 3/5 - Decent showing, with South Park and For Honor being the absolute highlights. The whole thing ran far too long though, and I will never understand how anyone could consider Aisha Tyler to be funny. She's a good host and keeps things moving well enough, but the actual scripted jokes are always painful.
Sony: 4.5/5 - The most exciting, and had by far the best presentation (that orchestra went a long way). Like last year, though, it's all just hype until we see the games running. In that regard, I think God of War and Horizon did the best job. I was happy about RE7 for Huber's sake. Death Stranding was obviously an exciting moment, but something tells me that even Kojima doesn't know what the hell that game is yet.
Nintendo: Zelda/Zelda - The wait may kill me.
Overall, good year. It's nice that we got EA out of the way early so we didn't have to end on a bad note like we did with Square Enix last year.
Pokémon. Particularly Johto. Just a bunch of peaceful, serene towns and cities with sick animal companions where every major conflict is solved with a Pokémon battle. It'd be sweet.