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  1. Maf

    Nintendo Switch

    I’ve been really close to ordering one but I think it’s just because it’s new. I’m sure if I can survive a week past release day I’ll cool down and won’t need it but right now I keep looking at them.
  2. 0:33 Mix ups part 1, mix ups part 2, mix ups the trilogy, mix ups the musical, return of the mix 🤣 I admit I stole this joke lol
  3. Maf

    Tales of Arise

    I played the first 4 hours of this and reached the title card. Going to be a long’un I think. The thing I like most about the game so far is the opening intro movie. It has a real Trigger Studio vibe to it which is kinda rad As for the game. It’s nothing like the video and incredibly standard. The main guy has amnesia. There’s an evil empire that rules the world. There are magic crystals that hold super elemental power, no! Sorry not crystals. Cores. Totally different. The main guy is from the people who have been enslaved and the main girl is from the evil empire because Shakespeare wrote the game I guess. The gameplay has very standard background systems. Exp to level up, SP to unlock new skills of a very FF7R looking menu, craft weapons from materials. Super, duper standard not much to talk about. The combat threw me through a loop. It’s a simple action RPG with more emphasis on the action, but the action is very loose and mashy. Fun enough but easy so I half-assed spammed buttons up until the first dungeon. Then when getting to the first dungeon it started to introduce more skill based systems. For example finishing moves that can be done if you do a high enough combo to an enemy, but the game is so mashy I don’t really know how to do it properly. On top of that the first boss is way strong, doesn’t really play like any enemy I fought up until that point (can’t be interrupted or air juggled, etc), and I think to be played well requires understanding of how to do these special finishing moves and stagger moves with proper control and skill. Needless to say I can’t do any of that and he destroyed me 3 times fast. Even when I finally beat him it costs me 3 life potions (Phoenix Downs) and an elixir. It was still easy-ish. But I’m annoyed because I won by being lazy and spammed potions and buttons, so I didn’t really earn the victory. I’m annoyed further by the fact that I don’t understand what I was supposed to do different. Watching a video after it looks like I was supposed to do the perfect dodge mechanic and then spam the new stagger move. I think I knew the game wanted me to do that, but the first boss was so dangerous I was put off from trying it and just tried to play the game how I had been. Yeah. I’ll play more of it and hopefully I get a better grip on how exactly the combat is supposed to be played. Maybe experiment with the mechanics and look through the systems again. It was a game I was enjoying so-so, but I can’t lie the end of the session left me really sour. Always a good time when the first boss of a game flattens you like a fool.
  4. I’m not going to start a thread on it yet but I’ve started playing Tales of Arise and one of the first big bad guys introduced is called Balseph but the way the characters say it in the game I can’t help but hear ball sack. So there’s lines like “Ball sack we’ll be keeping his eye on you” This game is dumb
  5. Chris Pratt sounds like an odd choice, but apart from that I think, on paper, there’s not a lot to be negative about with the Mario movie. Illumination is one of the biggest and best animation studios. It’s a really big, star studded cast. It doesn’t sound like it will be a mixture of live action, pure CG. The only thing to really judge the movie by are the ingredients and so far they all seem pretty good. If this move fails it won’t be for lack of trying or spending. It’ll come down to their take on Mario. Which is hard because nothing about the world of Mario lends itself to story. There’s a joke somewhere about in Mario’s world some mushrooms you talk to, some mushrooms you eat, some mushrooms you jump on. None of it makes sense. They’ll have to adapt it pretty heavily. I’m expecting this to turn out as a pretty inoffensive kids movie. There’s nothing about this movie yet that sounds like a disaster. I’m not sure why Twitter was so quick to clown on it. Except for the Chris Pratt thing, but who knows it, might work
  6. Awwwww but it’s so long
  7. Maf

    Random News II

    Castlevania Advance Collection is out on all platforms not just Switch it turns out. Maybe these games would be better in Switch’s portable mode, though. I’m looking at the screenshots off the PS4 version on my TV and this pixel work seems to be be low quality, or my TV hates it.
  8. Maf

    Bayonetta 3

    I agree B2 can put spectacle in front of playability. That boss fight @one-armed dwarf highlights is a good example of that. But certain boss fight design aside I still think B2 is a cleaner, brighter, easier to see game than the first. Bayonetta 1 isn’t a bad looking game but I’ve always found it a bit bland and grainy. Bayonetta 2 looks more like a glossy, pop music video in comparison and I prefer the look. I didn’t know B2 had frame rate problems. Maybe that’s why I think the game is not as good but I wasn’t aware of that.
  9. Maf

    Bayonetta 3

    I disagree I think B2 is way easier to read. It’s such a fuller picture with more effects, colour and flourish. It’s a much better looking game. Technical improvements on newer platforms might make B1 look sharper but it never looks as interesting, clean or as vibrant as Bayonetta 2. One of my extremely few dislikes of Bayonetta 1 is that it’s so grey and washed out all the time. I was hoping they would adjust the colour or give it HDR with the PS4/XOne remasters but I don’t think they did
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    Bayonetta 3

    The train screenshot looks much better. I’m hoping it’s just the environment in the trailer that looks kind of grey and dull and there will be more interesting looking areas and colour palette. Even though I think B1 is much better than B2, visually B2 is better and more pleasing hands down The character model and the train screenshot I think has more pop to it, where the trailer footage makes it look more muted and bland like Bayonetta 1. Hopefully it’s just a bad environment.
  11. Maf

    Nintendo News

    Maybe this is the best argument for a OLED Switch…don’t want to play original N64 rom dumps on my TV it will decimate them.
  12. Maf

    Nintendo News

    I can’t believe Operation Winback is back. Haha. Of all the games in the world I did not expect to hear about yesterday. The other thing is an updated version of Banjo is already playable on Xbox and Mario 64 is in the 3D All-Stars compilation. So I wonder what these NSO versions will be.
  13. Maf

    Bayonetta 3

    Oh, yeah, the hair seems like a big give away that it’s Cereza too. I never understood that character. I thought she was an illusion or something to lure Bayonetta in to a trap and not a real being.
  14. I’ll watch it tomorrow, it’s too late for critical thinking now. Even still I embraced UC for what it was and didn’t feel strongly about it either way. My problem for B2 was more style related. In the mean time I realised that Wave Race could now come to Switch. I love this fucking video game. The water in it is so good. Let’s go to Dolphin Park, baby!
  15. Maf

    Nintendo Direct 23.09.21

    WHAT IF THEY PUT WAVE RACE 64 ON THE SERVICE THOUGH OH I WISH I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT NOW NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
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