I feel like I've seen ads for Granblue games on just about every train in Japan for the past few years... Don't know much about how they played, since I'm not a huge mobile guy, but looks like an interesting direction for the series!
Posts made by naltmank
RE: Granblue Fantasy: Project Re:Link, a Platinum developed action-RPG
RE: Ally-Made Art
This probably isn't the right page for this, since this isn't my art, but I just found this super sick tumblr/deviantart page that I think you all would appreciate. Check out his Monster Hunter and Pokemon redesigns (as well as his original work). Really great linework and I love his coloring.
RE: Do Bad Endings Ruin Otherwise Great Games?
I think the final boss of FF9 is terrible, but I still think that game is one of the Greats. I think it depends on if the ending somehow nullifies what came before it (e.g. with some weird narrative twist), though games have the benefit of being an interactive medium, with key qualities derived from aspects beyond story/writing. I ultimately think it's too case-by-case to make an overarching blanket statement about the effect of a bad ending on a game.
RE: Guess the Metacritic (2018)
Maybe I'm being too pessimistic, but here's my list
Last of Us Part 2 (delay)
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 95
Ni no Kuni 2 - 88
Monster Hunter World - 92
Dragonball FighterZ - 84
Spider-Man - 77
God of War - 82
Kingdom Hearts 3 (delay)
Soul Calibur 6 - 76
Vampyr - 72
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 68
Metal Gear Survive - 62
Sea of Thieves - 77
Crackdown 3 (delay)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 - 84
Detroit Become Human - 80
A Way Out - 81
Biomutant - 80
Travis Strikes Again (delay)
State of Decay 2 - 74
Left Alive (delay)
Metro Exodus - 77
Mega Man 11 - 72
Far Cry 5 - 76
Dreams - 90
Kingdom Come Deliverance - 73
Days Gone - 89
Shenmue 3 (delay)
Yakuza 6 - 74
Bayonetta 3 (delay)
RE: Anime! Who's watching what?
My Hero Academia. I almost quit after the first three episodes because it was so tropey and cheesy. I wanted to hate it. Main character cries all the time. Rival only shouts. So much I didn't like. Don't know what possessed me to keep going. Just binged it. A+.
I appreciate you
I've had an extremely rough few weeks, and it looks like it's the foreseeable future is only going to get worse. I was really low today, so I decided to take a step back and take stock of my life. After that, I just wanted to come here and say: I appreciate you. I don't know who this is reaching, but I just want you to know that if you're here, you're helping. Thank you.
RE: What is Your Older Game GOTY?
Whoa, a GOTY thread I can participate in? I've been playing older games pretty much exclusively for the past year and a half or so, so I have a fair few to choose from. I have dedicated threads for most of these, so I won't go into too much detail below. One thing that ranking these has made me realize: all of them have grown on me in the months since I've played them. Here's what I got so far off the top of my head (in order of favorite to least favorite).
Final Fantasy IX - currently listening to the soundtrack as I do work. This is a game that has grown on me considerably over the past few months since completing it. I want to replay VI now to see if it holds up to the height of my memory. I was pretty set on IX being my number 2 back when I first played it, but now I think it might be closing the gap...
Persona 4: Golden - Another game that's warmed on me over time. I still think it's really flawed, but memory has worn a bunch of those down for me. I really liked this game.
Final Fantasy VII - I'm not in love with this game like most of the world is, but it's another game that's grown on me. The soundtrack is pretty golden.
Suikoden II - This one still bums me out a little bit, but - per usual - my positive memories from playing this game are starting to overshadow my negative ones. The main story arc is really beautiful.
Still in progress: Final Fantasy Tactics (so hard), Dragon Quest VIII (potential old game-GOTY, but I'm only 24 hours in so we'll see if it can keep this up til the end).