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Eh, I don’t really care too much about the change since I listen to EZA for the reasoning behind their judgments and not the number they whack on to the end of a review. The “stars image” thing will go away, and quarter stars wouldn’t have looked that great as an image or emote anyway, but who really should be caring about that when the idea of watching a review isn’t to review the review itself, but to piece together what their judgement was and use that to edit yours.
Hopefully this gets rid of a few of the “lol 4/4.5 stars and I haven’t watched the review yet” since it’s a bit harder to justify that meme if you’ve got to adjust it to fit what will now be the 7.5/8/8.5/9/9.5 range we’re going to get due to the “we can’t review just any game” thing.
The biggest wrestling journalist of all time Dave Meltzer broke a 30 year rating system when he gave a match last year 6/5 stars, and then he topped it with a 6+1/4 /5 for the rematch. That guy can do what he wants with his scale because his thoughts are what the draw is, so do what you want Blood/EZA because you’re more than justified to do so.
I bought Ni No Kuni solely because it said on the back that it had an option to play in Japanese with English subs. I was going to get a tales game, but couldn’t find one in the store and thought “that looks anime enough.”
It’s so whimsical and fun, best kid’s game I’ve ever played. Well, best game that’s made me feel like a kid again anyway. The combat was one of my favourite things about the game, so the hate on that bewildered me since in my eyes it’s absolutely perfect for my hypothetical dream Pokémon on Switch game. Great game, gimme the sequel I don’t want to wait
First off, are you going to be in person or via roll20/some other correspondence method?
If you’re playing in person, the biggest tip I can really give is to just stay calm and loose - there’s rarely any situation that can’t be flipped in some way to either your or the players’ advantage (and that doesn’t refer to it being combat, all forked roads could lead to the same place if you catch my drift). Besides that, try not to overwhelm the players with options, and get inside their heads to try and make the game primarily for your specific group. Give them a clear direction and they’ll pinball themselves there eventually, but you might not want to spend three hours in a town because you’ve accidentally just dumped them there and they’re running around looking for a blacksmith or something when the local florist is what they’re supposed to be going out for.
Starting out as a DM is a ballsy thing to do so good luck and tell us how it goes!
If you know me in the discord you’ll know that I purposely live under a rock. Basically, that’s the only place I go that has any real connection to the outside world outside of very occasional appearances here and on Patreon.
Story is the most important thing for me in games, so being completely isolated from the rest of the world is a pretty easy way to be spoiler free, but I’m just doing that because I like to be completely isolated in my game choices and what I like/don’t like etc.
As to whether or not I’d play a game I knew the story for, I guess it’d depend on how exactly it happened, along with what the game was. I knew the first couple of trials in danganronpa because I watched a bit of the anime, but I still had fun with it, and I think I still would’ve if the big reveals at the end were what was spoiled instead since the journey still has its fair share of mystery.
On the other hand, if I knew the major plot point to a TellTale game there’s a good chance I wouldn’t play it, and knowing the FF7 meme spoiler is going to seriously hang around the back of my mind if I ever get around to playing that.
Stanley Parable after you’ve done the things isn’t fun to replay, but Undertale still has little bits of what makes it great spread throughout it in abundance.
Some games have one core point to it that relies on you not knowing the plot. The lead up to the end in The Witness was huge for me because I knew nothing about it, and Firewatch as a whole depends entirely on it being a fresh playthrough - Firewatch was close to being my GOTY that year, but if I knew the story in that I don’t think I would’ve had it anywhere near as high if I even bought it at all.
I found Ultra Despair Girls and Dangronpa v3 a bit meh, but everything else I’ve played from Spike Chunsoft I tend to really like. For me it doesn’t really rely on consistency of the devs on a whole, just consistency on the big stuff they do - for example if you said that chibi final fantasy worlds game really dragged down your hypothetical love for Square Enix then I’d find that a little bit weird.
Also I’ve not played a single game below excellent from Naughty Dog so I guess I’d probably say they’re my favourite devs.
Here's some fantasy booking because I'm a sad, sad man:
What would really get me into the women's chamber would be if they took Alexa out, using the poll as an excuse, and used that as their test spot for Rousey. Get her in there before WM, and have her possible in ring issues worked out with the camouflage of 5 other women. Have her "go too far" or something and injure Bayley or something in kayfabe during the match so Steph can come in to shout her down, cause a standard distraction pin/kick her out of the match, and set up the tag match at WM. Everyone's happy.
@parasitepaladin I thought it was impossible to like you more. I was wrong.
On topic, eh, find something that you think is a good show and not just a good anime. It’s why I usually just recommend the big anime that everyone knows about whenever someone asks me what to watch to “get into it”. Imagine if something like Death Note never existed and then popped up as an HBO original show starring Jake Gyllenhaal as L. If that show is still a pretty great show (and it is, because Jakey G is a damn great actor and the plot is fundamentally good), then it’s the entry point you’re after.
Or just force them to watch Ouran Highschool Host Club. If they don’t like the best, why bother with the rest? Worked for me.
I will not submit to quiche. I cannot in good conscience support a cooking mechanic that portrays quiche as anything but the devil.
I do find it pretty odd that there’s not really any chicken schnitzel or parmigiana in games though.
I’m insanely into football.
The Australian one.
The Australian one with the crazy rules.
The Australian one with the crazy rules that isn’t rugby.
Gah just google “Australian rules football” it should come up.
It’s nuts, the people who run the sport are bloody useless, the rules for whatever reason change on a yearly basis, and the vast majority of fans are the Australian equivalent of rednecks. That being said I can name far too many of the ~750 people currently playing in the AFL to be considered healthy, and I love it.
Well, outside of obvious ones that were on tv as a kid like Pokémon and Dragon Ball I didn’t watch or know of the existence of anime for quite a while. I had no real idea what differentiated Pokémon and Dragon Ball from the cartoons that were shown on the same channels, so I just figured other animated shows like Trigun or Zoids fell under the same banner of “general thing that is animated” as them. Ghibli to me was just Pixar that happened to be in Japan, and the general concept of animating a show was worldwide.
Then, Yugioh Abridged started coming out and poking a whole bunch of fun at the dubbing process of Japanese cartoons so I got interested. I ended up hearing about stuff like Death Note and finding out things I used to watch as a kid like Speed Racer and Astro Boy were a thing called “anime” basically from google searching around to find other abridged shows. I didn’t find any other I liked though :P
Somehow, while searching I eventually came across a panel interview with some English voice actors talking about dubbing some show called “Noein”. Essentially the interview was about how the DVD copies have all their joke read throughs as deleted scenes, and they’re bloody hilarious. The chain of events from that that lead me to watching anime on the regular are as follows: I burn through watching the deleted scenes a whole bunch of times, I decide to try and find the anime by searching the name of a character and “anime” (in this case it was “haruka anime”), that leads me to an anime called Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu instead, so I think “eh, might as well see what the fuss is”, watch that show, get obsessed with the fact that these anime shows tend to have a bunch of ridiculously over the top romance themes, try to find more romance anime, somehow find Kaichou wa Maid Sama and Ouran Highschool Host Club, I fall in love and never look back.
So yeah, first anime I consciously watched was a trash ecchi harem show with fan service out the wazoo. I nearly cried when I watched it too because of how happy I was that I’d found a whole new world filled with cutesy rom coms without the cringe of actual actors or English voices.
I’d be fine with a 20fps game if it were at least stable at that rate (but the chances of it being stable if it were 20fps are kinda low haha). I’m also completely fine with a game looking like guttertrash so long as it has a good story or something else as a hook.
Sequels that do absolutely nothing different except the story get a pass from me as well, but I don’t understand why that’s an issue in story based games to begin with so I don’t know if that counts.
It's just impossible to get into this in October.
This. Oh god this.
It's almost an automatic no from me purely because it'll be behind an absolute stack of games from the get go, and might not even get a run until the next one's out - and maybe the next one will have better stuff in it anyway (or you know, better create a wrestler).
I'm watching Interviews With Monster Girls and Masamune-kun's Revenge since I've been confined to Crunchyroll unfortunately.
Monster Girls is great once you get over the whole "the teacher has a harem of students what the fuck Japan" so that's nice. Masamune though isn't living up to what the premise is: it's a story about a fat kid who got rejected by a really mean girl so he's made himself super sexy so he can get her to fall for him and then break her heart. Comedy goldmine surely, but so far there's been less quality gags than panty shots and I'm really not a panty shot kind of guy (sorry food wars).
Civ VI is great but the Ai is iffy, and I can't convince enough of my friends to get it so I can play multiplayer.
Tad annoyed I logged in yesterday to a two week old message asking for votes hahaha, now how will firewatch get the votes it deserves??
(If the link didn't work it's the too many cooks botchamania ending, you'll find it super easy if you google)
The rumble was underwhelming. I think by this point they need a couple of mark out moments in the body of the match or else it just kind of stagnates, and considering the people they had backstage there's really no excuse for the lack of them.
Anyway, my dream booking would have been Sin Cara to win only to pull off the mask and reveal Seth Rollins. Gives the championship match an out and more avenues in general to make the road to wrestlemania more interesting.
The ocarina of time any% is around 18 minutes, The rest are a few hours. I'll say 1:25:34 as the exact hours, minutes and seconds if you're gonna go one week after release. A month down the track I wouldn't be surprised if that were cut in half, but the guys at the top of the Zelda league usually actually like the games and would probably play through it casually once before they give breaking the mechanics a shot.
The Legend of Zelda
Super Mario Bros 3
Super Mario Bros. 2/USA
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
River City Ransom
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
It's the best double dragon, and it's got "the revenge" which is the best subtitle ever.