David Maxim Micic - SOMEONE ELSE'S HAT (BILO)
also have been listening to this album of Micic literally on repeat during the whole of my The Witness playthrough...
the fighting system would be a really hard thing to make fun.
you would need to introduce RPG elements that improve or augment your characters ability to judge their enemies.
maybe you could implement a feature like the spying they do in the last episode. you could try to stealth around looking at what your opponents do in a battle and figure out a pattern.
maybe ask around town if people battled against them and how they got beat or how they beat them.
the issue here being, once you fought them and lose to them, you would basically know what to do when you reload/retry again.
so you would either make it a rogue-lite where you have to fight your way to the top of a randomly generated set of characters with their own patterns, or you would need to make it a canon thing that each time they fight they change their strategy and you would need to relearn their patterns over again, each time you lose against someone.
box mods could also either be like in the show where your character has a defective box and you can't use them yourself, or you could make them like an item you can get in order to make certain "boss" fights easier... maybe have a sidequest that gives you the item once completed.
so I could see a possibility of making this into an interesting topdown Pokemon like RPG/Adventure game, but it would need other stuff besides just 1 on 1 battles in order to actually be interesting to play imo.
you could also make it a Point 'n Click adventure, with the box peek battles being bossfights only, and in order to know what to do or when to peak you need to aquire information you get by solving puzzles around town (maybe you need to get some item an NPC wants and for bringing it to him you would get information etc.), with the box peek battles acting as stop-gates.
the Insult Sword Fighting from Monkey Island comes to mind, where you needed to find the perfect comebacks, and in order to have them you needed to learn them first and then use them at the right time.
just as an example for a fight, you sit in your box (btw. a point n click could also use the same scenes the show uses when they sit inside the box thinking what to do) and you heard that your opponent is scared of cats because when he was 5 a cat peed on him and he smelled bad for the rest of the day, earlier in the game you solved puzzles and did stuff for some NPC characters to get enough Marbles to buy a "Cat Urine" smell jar (I mean, there are Gorilla vomit ones... so why not cat urine? lol)
so you go into your inventory, open the jar and wait for 3 seconds (maybe another item you require to even do this is a gas mask or something so you don't get sick from the smell yourself???), then you pop out to see your opponent trying to run away because of the smell...
that's just something that I made up real quick, so not very imaginative, but I think you get the point
a point n click could also use basically a 1 to 1 rendition of the shows artstyle, you wouldn't need to make 3D models or adapt the style into a topdown perspective since point n clicks already usually have semi static scenes like the show.
Update on the animation, the blur in the wobble animation created too much artifacting when turned into a .gif image.
so I took away the blur and upped the framerate, created more in-between frames to make the animation in general look smoother.
comparison from this weeks scoreboard:
I slightly cleaned up/steam-lined the Logo (Slightly easier to read and less distracting parts)
here's a comparison:
Jan 15th 2019 - Updated Gorgeous Gorillas Logo, now with the Switcher Snake looking over his shoulder and facing the other direction
Jan 15th 2019 - Made small Logo icons for weekly winning scores (Pigs Win // Both Win)
Jan 25th 2019 - Adjusted small Logo icon for the Scrappy Little Pigs to reflect the updated logo (Pigs Win // Both Win)
Feb 18th 2019 - Took away the blur on the scoreboard "wobble" animation. and cleaned up the rotation animation frames (now more frames and higher FPS), the blur created too much artifacting in .gif format compression (FOR COMPARISON: OLD // NEW)
This Thread focuses 100% on the Scores and weekly bets from the Easy Allies Podcast, with details and a Score Board
UPDATES EVERY FRIDAY AFTER THE YOUTUBE VERSION IS OUT FOR EVERYONE
EPISODE #145 - January 16th 2019: Quote of the Week: I need these horrible little stinky games! -Kyle Bosman
BET: "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe" will be released on Friday, January 11th. At this point next week, how many people will be watching it on Twitch?
Actual Answer: 245
Winning Bet: Brandon Jones, 230
EPISODE #146 - January 23rd 2019: Quote of the Week: Bungie swinging their Ding-Dong around... -Kyle Bosman
BET: "Ace Combat 7
Enemies Skies Unknown" will be released Friday, January 18th. Will there be Aliens? How many Missiles will we have in our first mission?
Actual Answer: 85
Winning Bet: Brandon Jones, 20
EPISODE #147 - January 30th 2019: Quote of the Week: AAAAHHHHHHEEERRRRHHHH... -Ben Moore
BET: "Kingdom Hearts III" will be released Tuesday, January 29th. How many shoes will be on the back of the box?
Actual Answer: 10
Winning Bet: Kyle Bosman, 9
EPISODE #148 - February 6th 2019: Quote of the Week: Microsoft does, what Nintendon't -Kyle Bosman
BET: "Wargroove" will be released Friday, February 1st. How many times will the term "Advance" appear in the top 10 most recent reviews on OpenCritic.com?
Actual Answer: 37
Winning Bet: Daniel Bloodworth, 13
EPISODE #149 - February 13th 2019: Quote of the Week: Welcome to: Reacting to IGN! with EasyAllies! -Kyle Bosman
BET: How many Twitch viewers will "Apex Legends" have at this time next week?
Actual Answer: 620,000
Winning Bet: Bradley Ellis. 200,000
EPISODE #150 - February 20th 2019: Quote of the Week: That's not right... It's going into beta... -Ben Moore
BET: Crackdown 3, FarCry: New Dawn, Jump Force and Metro Exodus all release on Friday, February 15th. At this point next week, which will have more viewers on Twitch? (TIE BREAKER: How far ahead will it be?)
Actual Answer: Metro Exodus
Winning Bet: NO WINNING BET
EPISODE #151 - February 27th 2019: Quote of the Week: I vow to not make any bad Bowser jokes, or even good Bowser jokes -Brandon Jones, Daniel Bloodworth, Bradley Ellis, Kyle Bosman
BET: "Anthem" will be released (For Everyone) on Friday, February 22nd. How many names/entries will be in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits?
Actual Answer: 4
Winning Bet: Michael Damiani, 25
EPISODE #152 - March 6th 2019: Quote of the Week: Especially the female Ladies, with the ample Bounce-Physics. -Unknown Reviewer
BET: "Dead or Alive 6" will be released on Friday, March 1st. On the Top 10 most recent reviews on OpenCritic.com, how many times will we see the word "Ladies"?
Actual Answer: 1
Winning Bet: Bosman, 2 // Brad, 2 // Ian, 0
EPISODE #153 - March 13th 2019: Quote of the Week: In the Anime Greninja fuses with Ash's soul? ... What do you mean "or something"? -Ben Moore
BET: "Devil May Cry 5" launches Friday, March 8th. How many heads with silver hair will be on the back of the box?
Actual Answer: 3
Winning Bet: Kyle Bosman, 3
EPISODE #154 - March 20th 2019: Quote of the Week: STOP! I don't care about that thing! IT'S GROSS! -Kyle Bosman
BET: "The Division 2" will be released Friday, March 15th. How many viewers will it have on Twitch this time next week?
Actual Answer: 36,200
Winning Bet: Brandon Jones, 35,000
EPISODE #155 - March 27th 2019: Quote of the Week: Bro, you wanna come play Sekiro and check out my sick pig? -Ben Moore
BET: "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" will come out on Friday, March 22nd. How many "Samurai prosthetics" will there be in the game?
Actual Answer: 10
Winning Bet: Brandon Jones, 10
EPISODE #156 - April 3rd 2019: Quote of the Week: Every week I get a trailer in my inbox, and I'm like "WHY?" -Daniel Bloodworth
BET: "Yoshi's Crafted World" releases on Friday, March 29th. At this point next week, on Twitch.tv, sorted by most popular, looking at the first stream that is inside of a level... How many eggs will be trailing behind Yoshi in that moment?
Actual Answer: 4
Winning Bet: Ben Moore, 4
EPISODE #157 - April 10th 2019: Quote of the Week: Dude... just don't play with Kyle!
BET: At this point next week, on ebay.com, what is the cheapest listing under "buy now" for the game "Fuse" on Xbox 360?
Actual Answer: $2
Winning Bet: Kyle Bosman, $2.55
EPISODE #158 - April 17th 2019: Quote of the Week: Ladies and gentlemen, Mark Cerny! -Brandon Jones
BET: "Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain" will come out on Friday, April 12th. How many hair styles will be available in the Character Creator?
Actual Answer: 15
Winning Bet: Michael Huber, 15
EPISODE #159 - April 24th 2019: Quote of the Week: ---
BET: "Mortal Kombat 11" will release on Tuesday, April 23rd. We will start an unranked online match, choose the character the cursor defaults to, hold down the block button... how many irl seconds until we lose 1 round?
Actual Answer: ---
Winning Bet: ---
is there a list with the spellings for all the new characters? would be very helpful for subtitles :)
@kevboard Full rollout not until 2019 though, so it'll be fun to watch how this one plays out. Will it come down to "Can Bosman's ID be changed (i.e. in beta) on Dec. 8 2018"?
yeah, the wording is "we will have the same problem at this point next year"
so even the beta should count as not having this same problem anymore, right?