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Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Reply #2250 on: April 16, 2018, 12:15:02 PM »
Oh man, MM Legends was so good. So so good.
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« Reply #2251 on: April 17, 2018, 06:12:52 AM »
https://gematsu.com/2018/04/castlevania-grimoire-of-souls-announced-for-ios

And from Pachislots to mobile hell goes the Castlevania series.

At the very least, it looks like they sprung for either Kojima or a clone of her to update the character art.
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« Reply #2252 on: August 08, 2018, 02:57:04 PM »
And speaking of the Castlevania series, guess who just made the goddamn cut for Smash Bros. 4.5.

If you said King K. Rool, you'd be right.

If you said Simon Belmont, you'd also be right.

Also, Rictor Belmont, Chrom (hey he finally got in) and Dark Samus are now Echo Fighters.

Also also, Zero, Shovel Knight, Knuckles, Krystal, Rathalos and the Ganon Moon are Assist Trophies.

Also also also, a bunch of other stuffs.

Relevant Link: https://gematsu.com/2018/08/super-smash-bros-ultimate-adds-simon-belmont-and-king-k-rool-echo-fighters-richter-belmont-chrom-and-dark-samus


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« Reply #2253 on: August 20, 2018, 10:28:45 PM »
Woo-hoo! THQ Nordic is gonna publish a bunch of Microsoft Store exclusives on Steam!

Specifically:

  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
  • Super Lucky's Tale
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

I dunno about anyone else, but I don't want to give Microsoft money directly anymore, especially since the Microsift store is an veritable maze to browse and find the stuff you want, doesn't seem fairly priced, and well, I like having everything in one place. I also don't understand why they use apps when those aren't necessary for PC and just makes them harder to shut down from my experience. I also really wanted ReCore: Definitive Edition, Super Lucky's Tale, and Zoo Tycoon, so this is fantastic news for me.

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Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Reply #2254 on: August 27, 2018, 11:32:01 AM »
https://gematsu.com/2018/08/streets-of-rage-4-announced

And another classic has been necro'd by DotEmu. At least it's an actual classic unlike Windjammers. :V

(I wonder how long it'll take for them to announce Phantasy Star V?)
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« Reply #2255 on: August 27, 2018, 01:15:36 PM »
^ Consider me excited. SoR 2 is my favorite beat 'em up of all time. I still play through it, once in a while.
Here's hoping these guys don't take any stupid ideas from the disappointing 3rd entry*, or fuck it up in some other way...

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« Reply #2256 on: August 27, 2018, 11:40:07 PM »
Sor2 is also my favourite beat-em up. Glad they're making another one after so many years.

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« Reply #2258 on: November 01, 2018, 11:22:39 AM »
Pardon the double post, but the last of Smash Ultimate's non-DLC roster is finally up. Kinda ended on a mixed note though as the revealed characters themselves ended on a wet fart (Ken and Incineroar; Pirana Plant DLC + at least 4 more unannounced DLCs), with a Single Player mode ala Subspace Emissary + gachafication of Stickers to ease the announcement (RIP Trophies though).

Relevant Link: https://gematsu.com/2018/11/super-smash-bros-ultimate-adds-ken-and-incineroar-early-purchase-bonus-fighter-piranha-plant-fighters-pass-more
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« Reply #2259 on: November 01, 2018, 12:54:17 PM »
Never a fan of Gacha systems (even without real money involved, astronomically low random chance is just never a good incentive for me to do things. Sure, Melee wasn't that different in the form of its Trophy machine, but I hated it back then, too).

Glad we got a new singleplayer mode. That was the only thing they needed to announce to get me on-board.

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« Reply #2260 on: November 14, 2018, 11:21:06 AM »
Glad we got a new singleplayer mode. That was the only thing they needed to announce to get me on-board.
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Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Reply #2261 on: December 07, 2018, 03:11:26 AM »
http://www.siliconera.com/2018/12/06/persona-5s-joker-will-be-super-smash-bros-ultimate-dlc/

Thanks to the yearly hours long Mtn. Dew and Doritos commercial, we have our next Smash Bro....zzz....

I guess they blew their DLC load early with Piranha Plant.
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Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Reply #2262 on: December 07, 2018, 10:40:02 AM »
^ Will not be buying
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Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Reply #2263 on: January 22, 2019, 06:54:12 PM »
Probably not worth its own thread for the moment given that the FEH thread is basically just Aeolus and I and this point, but in case anyone was curious, Langrisser Mobile just launched today.

From what I've seen so far, it's typical Gacha stuff of course. Really low pull rates (though I guess Langrisser's cast is much smaller so it's somewhat appropriate), lots of grindy systems everywhere and multiple types of currency. I'll figure it out later (or not).

Gameplay-wise it's much closer to Langrisser III than any other entry, an interesting choice given how that's sort of considered the black sheep (fortunately they never, ever made another one after V so they definitely never made one that would be more controversial). Generals and grunt units are combined into a single unit with two life bars, but so far I haven't seen too much play where that actually matters because the grunt life bar runs out much faster. Anyway aping Langrisser III was probably the right choice in this case given how that simplifies input significantly, and even as is this game's basic gameplay is more complex than FEH's- with mobile games you probably don't want to make it to intensive.

It's what you expect out of Langrisser. Sword > Lance > Cavalry > Sword, Priest > Monster, Ranged get ganked up close. Map size and unit movement is much closer to what you'd get out of a typical console SRPG, rather than FEH's simplified 1-3 movement units. There's equipment upgrading and unit class changing (including a quiz at the beginning to determine Bland Lead's class as per usual).

Not much to say about the story so far, typical throwaway gacha crossover crap, but one thing I do find really interesting is that there's a timewarp thing in the story where they put tl;dr versions of Langrisser I and II maps, complete with story, into the game (and I imagine the other entries will come down the line). In a way that makes this the first Western release of the classic Langrissers since we got Warsong on the Genesis, which is kinda depressing.

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« Reply #2264 on: January 22, 2019, 07:15:54 PM »
Especially since that means I might actually have to look into it.

I'm of two minds in regards to Langrisser mobile. On the one hand, I really want to support the series, and maybe show that there is a potential market out here in the west. On the other hand, its mobage. And on the lower third ligament, I've had just about enough of FEH's mind-wracking time sink as is (especially since its gotten really toxic and I don't need that kind of stress).
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