I'll definitely be watching this.
Posts made by Mbun
RE: Anime! Who's watching what?
Among many other things, been watching BEASTARS this season, mostly because the first episode impressed me when I was expecting nothing from it, but it has actually gotten super good as it has gone on, to the point where I'd no longer hesitate to recommend it to others. The relationships between the characters are super interesting, and the show plays with animal interplay in a pretty fun way occasionally. Some scenes are just presented in really dynamic ways, often adding to expressing how the characters in the moment are feeling, and occasionally the show goes full artsy which is always a treat for the eyes. Realized how attached to some of the characters I've gotten as it has progressed, which either means I just have an affinity for these weirdos or the show just is legitimately great at making you empathize with them. Worth checking out.
RE: Pokemon Sword/Shield (Switch)
There really is some great QoL stuff for meta endgame. Just dumb they thought that meant we didn't want the game before it.
But yea, I'm going through weeks of tweets I avoided until I was sure I'd seen all there was to see without getting spoiled, and there's some real interesting stuff:
Oddly, the official Pokemon site released the specifics themselves on shiny hunting and Brilliant Pokemon (yellow aura) hunting for Sword and Shield. Very much worth the read, and it isn't like any previous game. For shinies, you don't have to maintain a chain anymore, simply chip away at an all time record of catching or fainting a species that forever boosts rates involving that species and can be progress checked in your Pokedex. Fishing does work like chaining sort of, except it no longer boosts shiny encounter, only Brilliant encounter, and it doesn't matter what species you get, just that you keep fishing and fainting what you fish up without messing up.
Despite having your Shiny Charms, Masuda Method, and extras for boosting shiny encounters such as this info, I kind of like that there's no super easy path to shinies in Sword and Shield like some previous games, besides hacking of course. That'll be ruined once trading comes in though, but still nice to see them better balanced than Let's Go where fucking everyone gets a dozen shinies just for playing to credits. Not showing that a Pokemon is shiny on the overworld was a good decision, even if it makes very little sense, and I love that they went out of their way to code that Pokemon you can't catch yet can't be shiny, so people without enough badges don't get trolled. The new super rare shiny square animation thing is low effort and dumb though, but even despite that, overall they did a good job handling shinies in Sword and Shield. They're still rare and very much not "free", but there's multiple paths you can work down towards increasing your chance of getting one.
RE: Favorite Video Game Music Tracks of 2019
@shoulderguy See you've already got Three Houses music covered, but wow I didn't expect to like the Yooka Laylee track as much as I do. That definitely slipped past me. Probably my favorite thing in this topic.
@bam541 Despite some of that generic "epic"ness, I can definitely tell from what you posted how good that Ace Combat music is. River City Girls I think you covered the best track. Honestly, the soundtrack falls into the problem of lots of samey songs, so they get garbled together after awhile.
One of those soundtracks that blends together quite a bit when taken away from the game, but I think this track stands out even without the moments it is made to accompany.
Bit of a bonus entry, because this song only appears in these commercials for the game, even though it is way better than any of the music in the actual game and should've been used as the credits theme. Legitimately my favorite song of the year.
Game itself had a bunch of problems limiting it from taking off like the original, but some of the music added, especially for the 3D World style, is just top notch.
There's multiple songs I could've picked for this game. Ended up going with something weird for the weird fun little underdog of a game it is. Really wish this one had gotten more attention given how hard it tried to attract new players.
No explanation needed.
I'm among the list of people who grew up with Banjo Kazooie on the N64 and still hold it in extremely high regard with the realm of 3D Platformers. Loved the music growing up too, and I got super excited when I saw the track list of remixes for the Smash induction of the classic duo. The SNK music added since with the Terry update has probably overshadowed those now for most, but I'm still jammin' to them.
It doesn't have alot of music, but what it has absolutely slaps.
Of course I couldn't end off without some jolly Pokemon. Love how this track starts with a sound fresh to the series, then goes full Pokemon, then kind of blends the two together. Became something I genuinely got excited to hear again every time I had reason to return to the town it resides in, and while the rest of the game does have some other interesting tracks, nothing ever topped Turffield's song for me.