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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:07:37 AM »
Watching a few different series, so I figured I'd share my thoughts:

My Hero Academia S3
Episode 49 is amazing for so many reasons, I don't think I could possibly just how well done it was! If nothing else, the line at the end, "This is the End of the Beginning, and the Beginning of the End" summed it up perfectly, bringing closure to a great story arc while setting up a plethora of intriguing questions about All Might's past and where the everything goes from here. I've never been so satisfied by a single episode, yet so incredibly excited to see more!

Magi: Whatever Subtitle Season 2 Had and The Seven Deadly Sins S2
Still (very) slowly going through the dubs of these two whenever I remember I have Netflix. Mind you, I blazed through S1 of The Seven Deadly Sins recently, but I kind of want to savor this next season, especially since it's less clear where the story will go from here. Magi's anime adaption still manages to be better than the manga, in my opinion, less for the stuff they added, and more for what they took out. Magi could get dark out of nowhere, often in ways that I found unnecessary and even tasteless at times. Sanitizing it just meant there was less to distract from the story. Hopefully I'll get around to finishing these before I forget about Netflix again.

Star Blazer
Realized it was on Funimation as part of the Simuldub thing, so I'm rewatching 2199 dubbed before I move onto 2202. This show is still great, and the solid dub is only making it even more enjoyable for me.

Darling in the FranXX
...Yeah, I'm not feeling this one. It really hasn't been interesting, the pacing is terrible, the world, monster designs, characters...none of it stands out. Even the animation, while still high quality, hasn't been as stylish as I've come to expect from Studio Trigger. I guess that's the A1 pictures influence, but considering that Trigger's staple is lots of fast movement and engrossing the viewers in non-stop style...this has nothing that sets it apart. It's just another post-Evangelion mecha series that's just too focused on Teenage drama and the relationship between a boring shmuck and the resident waifu bait. I've been tired of that crap for years. And don't even get me started on the rampant fanservice, especially early on when we don't have much context for...anything that she does for a while, basically. It really does nothing for me, especially when this is still the sexiest thing I've ever seen in mecha anime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hFLGSapT6s

Honestly, I prefer it when giant robot shows are more focused on the literal and metaphorical clash of titans - whether it's the glorious machines going head to head, the might of two ideologically incompatible nations locked in a life-or-death struggle for their way of life, the tragedy of two great men forced by circumstances to oppose eachother, the clashing of over-the-top personalities as two rivals duke it out...

...this has been going a different direction so far, and it's just not interesting enough to be worth my time.

At the very least, this show has strengthened my resolve to finish
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Eureka Seven
Star Driver
Full Metal Panic

Because everything that I felt could have been interesting in Darling in the FranXX I've already seen done better in these shows, along with a few others, like Neon Genesis Evangelion. I've just been saving these for a rainy day...and boy did it pour...

...FYI, I was going to binge Megalobox instead, but Crunchyroll's been giving me issues lately, so Darling won out by default. I'll try to make sure I watch that one when I can, it looks like it'll be miles better than this.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077
« on: June 17, 2018, 03:01:31 PM »
I probably won't have much of a problem with the hybrid shooter/RPG gameplay, so long as it's more like Deus Ex and less like Mass Effect 1 or Andromeda. I'm fine with stats mattering, and that gameplay encourages multiple styles of play so every class has an opportunity to succeed. Just don't have my sub-machinegun bullets fly everywhere around (and sometimes harmlessly phasing through) my enemies when I'm standing at point-blank range, just because I didn't put enough points into the sub Machine gun skill. And definitely don't make the open world just feel like a series of repetitive busywork meant to waste my time. I don't see either scenarios being likely, coming from CD Projekt's involvement with The Witcher, but I think it's safe to say that I'm not gonna be picky when it comes to the combat.

Only other thing I really want to know more about is how hacking is gonna work? I don't mind hacking mini-games, they can be fun so long as they are treated as a game in itself. Alternatively, I wouldn't mind a little more variety so they tie in better with certain quests or areas.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077
« on: June 15, 2018, 05:53:37 PM »
Would a third person shooter really have been that different? I don't understand why being first person is a deal breaker. Generally I don't care for FPS games but this is primarily going to be an RPG like Deus Ex.

I know some people just don't like the way it can feel controls-wise, and a lot don't like how it restricts your field of view, to name a few complaints I've heard. Not to mention as an RPG, it means that you don't get to see the character you customized, either via a character creator or the stuff you've equipped them along your journey. I know Skyrim can be much more immersive in First-Person view, but I tended to play it in 3rd person simply because I was proud of the armor and whatnot that I got.

I think I even heard of people getting motion sick from it? Or was it some kind of visual technique, like Motion Blur or whatever? I can't remember now...

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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:20:10 PM »
Realm Royale..............Oh! So that's what happened to the Paladins Battle Royale mode they announced back when Hi-Rez was inexplicably trying to sink their own ship it had worked on for 2+ years in the span of only a month! I'm glad common sense pulled through and they turned it into its own game instead of shoehorning it into a completely different game.

...I might have to try it just for the historical significance...

Also, Star Control Origins looks much better than when I last saw it. I'm still not entirely sold on the graphical style, but it's serviceable, and the gameplay looks interesting. More what I expected from Star Control in the modern era.

Genesis Alpha One looks very interesting from a gameplay persoective, but also genuinely creepy. It seems to take a lot of inspiration from Aliens, going off the trailer. Not sure I'm into that, but I might give it another look down the road if I ever get another "space colonization sim" itch...

Satisfactory looks pretty neat. Same with The Forgotten City.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077
« on: June 12, 2018, 07:51:44 PM »
i was hyped for the game being being FPS is a deal breaker.

...They didn't exactly say FPS, just first person. Might be be more like Fallout or Deus Ex in presentation? I dunno. I haven't seen CD Projekt Red do first person before, but at least it's not just a sci-fi Witcher.

EDIT: Nope, they did actually say it was an "FPS RPG," now I feel like an ass. They did say "it's an RPG First," I get that some people really don't like First Person shooting, period.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:20:49 PM »
Necro-ing because we finall got a trailer and some solid deets for once!

Character creation, story premise, fluid class system, first-person perspective, open world, and noir elements...this is sounding pretty great to me!

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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:45:13 PM »
Nintendo:

Deamon X Machina: I don't know what the christ this is, but I need it injected straight into my veins.

Yeah, that one stole the show for me. Still a lot of other good ones, like Fire Emblem and Hollow Night, and of course Smash. But Daemon x Machina just looks sweet. Like, I don't know if its on-rails or if it's gonna be like Armored Core with customizable units? But either way, it seems like exactly the kind of mech game my library is sorely missing.

Apparently, its gonna be more like Armored Core, given Kenichiro Tsukuda is behind this.

https://gematsu.com/2018/06/marvelous-announces-daemon-x-machina-for-switch


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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:39:46 PM »
Nintendo:

Deamon X Machina: I don't know what the christ this is, but I need it injected straight into my veins.

Yeah, that one stole the show for me. Still a lot of other good ones, like Fire Emblem and Hollow Night, and of course Smash. But Daemon x Machina just looks sweet. Like, I don't know if its on-rails or if it's gonna be like Armored Core with customizable units? But either way, it seems like exactly the kind of mech game my library is sorely missing.

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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:10:58 AM »
...Oh damnit, The Sacrifice was at E3 after all. I guess I shouldn't have skipped the PC show...not that the others were any good. What a snorefest this E3 is turning out to be.

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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:44:41 PM »
Rage 2 looked awesome. Too bad it was the only thing  Bethesda showed that looked awesome. Too many teasers, too much multiplayer, and too much time dedicated to mobile garbage. The only conference I watched live and boy do I regret it.

Oh hey, Metal Wolf Chaos is getting a remaster with an international release? Now that's great news!

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:22:35 PM »
SAO pink bunny edition - episode 9:
They just had to have something rapey in there...
It's like a tradition.

...well, that's a series to take off my "To watch" list...

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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:36:28 PM »
Crackdown 3: Terry Crews simulator.
Metro Exodus (got a better reception over the Nier:A port). A better Fallout than Fallout.

Agreed on both counts, and these are the two I'm still excited for the most.

With that said, there was actually a lot more interesting games this time around, and I recently vented my pent up frustrations got a refresher of their conference from last year.

Granted most of the ones I care about were multiplat - Sekiro, Metro, KH3, (Probably) ToV, DMCV, Jump Force, Just Cause 4, and Cyberpunk 2077. Crackdown's still the only major upcoming console exclusive I have any interest in besides The Last Night and Outer Wilds....except...wait, what's this Tunic you're referring to? I didn't see that anywhere...

EDIT: ZOMG it looks so cute!!!

but...why did it have to be in isometric? I can't navigate isometric space to save my life. =(

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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 10, 2018, 12:24:02 PM »
Kingdom Hearts III has a planned release date of January 29th, 2019. I cannot believe it. I seriously cannot believe it.

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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:49:36 PM »
So EA continues to be a non-entity as far as my gameplay habits are concerned. RIP Mass Effect and Titalfall, but I guess if they did make more of the latter, it'd be garbage just like Battlefront #2 is...

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General Games / Re: E3 2018: Wait. What happened to 2017!?
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:02:23 AM »
https://gematsu.com/2018/06/devolver-digital-teases-potential-metal-wolf-chaos-localization

Oh shit son. I think we have our play to beat (depending upon the systems it lands on).

And I've been on a Mecha Kick this week! I hope it's true!

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