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Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 22, 2016, 04:35:51 am »
Maybe I just have a complete misunderstanding of what this device actually is. :huh:

It's not the next Wii U, it's the next 3DS. The docking station is just to get the display sent to the TV, but all the magic happens inside the handheld device. Thus what you play on the go is what you'd get at home.

And on that front a new device was needed since the 3DS is getting pretty long in the tooth, especially graphically compared to Smartphone games. Heck, compared to Vita games. I'm actually pretty happy that they are making a handheld again that isn't overloaded with shitty gimmicks like two screens, stylus controls or useless 3D. This seems to be made for one thing and one thing only: play games in good quality. With proper controller controls and not touch BS. And that the thing can also be used at home will hopefully lead to more games for it being designed as "full fledged" games instead of as obvious handheld games. The Vita was much better in that regard than the 3DS. There is nothing even remotely comparable to FFX Remaster or Persona 4 which I could play on the Vita on the 3DS. With this I'm hopeful that that might change.

After a few days to think and getting at least some question marks cleared up I'm actually onboard with this device. Especially since I'm playing a ton of handheld games anyway since I'm staying 3 nights every week in hotels so it's the only sane way to get my gaming fix outside the weekends (heavy $2000 gaming laptops excluded, but I don't want to go that route yet).

Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 22, 2016, 03:45:08 am »
What were you guys expecting, backwards compatiblity is a major cost factor and with the 3DS and Wii U it wouldn't even physically work. The Switch has one big widescreen where the 3DS had two screens arranged vertically. Plus, obviously no 3D. Even if they made it run the experience playing it on the Switch would be pretty garbage. We don't even know if it'll have a touch screen or if it's just a plain screen (I actually hope so because the touch screen did absolutely nothing for actual games, I can live without retarded speed rubbing minigames ala The World Ends With You or the faux boob rubbing BS in most Vita RPGs, thanks).

Simulating a Wii U would only work when using it at home because on the go you only have one screen and the Switch is obviously a handheld while home use is just a TV out option. (They confirmed by now that the docking station contains no further hardware, it is just a TV bridge and battery loading station) so this would go against the system's goals and design if you could play Wii U games but only at home.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 21, 2016, 03:23:58 am »
The name seems like the best one they came up with in a long time. At least it's not possible to associate it with peeing or with a children's toy (aka Nintendo is for kids stuff) or just a random technical number.

I'm very sceptical of the concept, hybrid designs always have many compromises and the weaknesses from all the integrated parts. Just look at Win8 and 10. The fully "assembled" controller for stationary use looks as unweildly as a DC controller and that's not a good thing. I haven't read anything about the hardware yet so I can't comment much about that aspect but it'll either have terrible battery life or bad stationary graphics, one of the two has to be true unless the docking station basically houses a second console that'll activate or support the handheld part.If it's extra hardware it'll be a mess for developers to support it again and I thought we had moved on from terrible custom hardware designs like the Saturn or the PS2.

Though speaking of developer support, it seems like nvidia is responsible for the software dev stack this time. Which must be a huge improvement over the horror stories you read about Nintendo's horrible SDKs and the way they support for 3rd party devs (aka barely at all).

Game wise they showed off Mario and a port of a 5 year old popular game. Wow I'm so unexcited. Someone needs to shoot Mario so Nintendo finally has to stop using him as a crutch.

General Discussion / Re: I so realized RHDN has thousand or so users.
« on: October 19, 2016, 02:19:33 pm »
Total Members: 50478

Gaming Discussion / Re: Games you want to love but can't
« on: October 19, 2016, 01:57:19 pm »
Now Link Between Worlds was awesome.

I'm the opposite. Zelda has become so stale and the puzzles easier with every title and I found NLBW especially bad in that regard. That you had to borrow the items only meant that each dungeon was completely designed to be completed with only one item so all the puzzles were like doors with the key hanging right next to it. The 3D Zeldas aren't much better in the puzzle difficulty department, but at least they have diverse and interesting locales that invite looking around in an exploring. While in a 2D Zelda, the locales don't get much different except that the walls are colored brown or grey.

General Discussion / Re: I so realized RHDN has thousand or so users.
« on: October 19, 2016, 01:33:05 pm »
There isn't enough daily activity on the forums for it to be worth it for many people to make it their main forum they visit every day. I mean if you want to talk about games there are tons of forums with that focus, maybe less so with a retro focus, but there are still tons. And for hacking help and project updates people tend to come when they need something or have to present something and not daily either.

General Discussion / Re: Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
« on: October 16, 2016, 04:57:56 pm »
So Luke Cage is out now. Has anyone seen it?

I haven't yet, was wrapping up season 2 of Gotham (which is surprisingly in a whole other league than the train wreck first one). Maybe I'll watch it next, haven't decided yet. If someone enjoyed it, feel free to convince me  :)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: October 16, 2016, 04:49:06 pm »
Beat War for the Overworld. A modern day clone of Dungeon Keeper. Considering how old that one is I welcomed a remake with open arms. And I enjoyed my time with it. It's been waaay too long since I played the original so I can't say what was different. Probably worth a try wether you played the original way back like I did or if you didn't and you just want to know what it was like without badly aged 90s 3D graphics. The UI is pretty bad, but that's the only major flaw I can think of.

Also I played a campaign of Europa Universalis 4 with the latest DLCs (two or three more than from when I did my last). Though this one technically doesn't deserve to be in the Victoly thread, but we don't have a YOU SUCK thread so... Decided to go after an achievement from the very hard category and ofc I wasn't prepared for it, especially not for a first game with unknown new mechanics. Tried to own all porcellain producing provinces as Saxony. Hint: they are all in east asia. Took me 350 something years to get out of central europe and then it was just too late with the remaining time to have a shot at making it. That Ming was still unified wouldn't have helped either. I'll just break it down to two words: HRE politics :-\

General Discussion / Re: Spoilers for the ending of The Wrath of Khan!
« on: October 14, 2016, 06:25:04 am »
For me Wrath of Khan was all about the submarine-style ship-fight between Kirk and Khan and their psychological warfare back and forth. The whole genesis device subplot was just a plot-device for me, I never put much thought into how believable it was.I suppose it's not surprising to read that it was 3 or 4 movies put together as one. You could have put any thing-ma-jik there as the catalyst for Khan to get back at the federation. Even a trade dispute with the trade federation.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: October 08, 2016, 11:10:02 am »
I've beaten the latest Ace Attorney game on the 3DS. It's always hard for me to rank these since I'm playing them only once and the series has been going for many years now so it's been forever since I played the first ones. But except for the 4th case (which was bafflingly obvious filler) I'd say this was one of the best AA games to date.

General Discussion / Re: Coexistence.
« on: October 07, 2016, 10:26:51 am »
What theory explains those things, that you purport is being ignored by the scientific community?

Isn't it obvious? Lizard people at the center of the earth! Those stupid scientists will eat their theories once their new reptile overlords make their wives watch over their eggs all day.

General Discussion / Re: Toxic Communities
« on: October 03, 2016, 09:55:19 am »

Front Page News / Re: Translations: Vixen 357 is out!
« on: October 03, 2016, 08:11:35 am »
Very nice, congrats on the release  :beer:

Gaming Discussion / Re: Games you want to love but can't
« on: September 27, 2016, 04:33:13 pm »
League of Legends. In theory it's the greatest game in the world. In practice it's Human Cesspool: The Game.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Buu Yuu Retsuden.
« on: September 26, 2016, 02:24:57 pm »
We only played Hyper Dimension back in the day simply because it looked SO much better than the other ones.

I recently played a bit of Xenoverse, it's actually quite enjoyable.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: September 23, 2016, 03:27:02 pm »
Two more games beaten recently.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
Mechanics-wise probably the best FE yet. The series is much better in general since perma-death can be turned off. Optional higher difficulties are really demanding too. The big downside here is the ridiculous DLC. Not only is it balance distorting (there is DLC openly advertised as allowing you to grind unlimited XP and money) but the true story ending is also locked behind DLC. And that is after the game was split into two paths, Pokemon style (though one by itself is as lengthy as a full game). Not that you need to give a shit about the story because this is Fire Emblem. "Chosen one has to gather chosen weapon, really bad demon something thing... blablabla".  ::) Hence why I won't waste any time on that DLC campaign.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
Great game. I managed a pacifist playthrough without killing anyone. The only negative I could say is a technical one, the loading time when switching between major areas is very annoyingly wrong. At least it doesn't happen every few minutes, it's relatively rare. Anything else about the game is very good. Like the last game but a little bit more refined. And no externally developed fail boss battles this time.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Metroid Prime: Federation Force
« on: September 15, 2016, 02:03:35 pm »
it seems that the hate of the game is cooling down.

People just moved on with their lives and ignored this.

General Discussion / Re: TV SHOWS/MOVIES THREAD
« on: September 03, 2016, 12:41:52 pm »
Haven't watched either yet but I read earlier this week that both have been renewed for third seasons. I want to give them a try eventually.

Next up in my viewing queue is Stranger Things. It seems to be the most hyped thing since True Detective Season 1, I hope it'll hold up.

General Discussion / Re: General Chatter
« on: August 29, 2016, 04:46:16 pm »
Homemade stuff is cool!

Not really homemade but at least rustic, I've been focusing on MDF terrain for a contemporary city table the last two weekends.

If what people around these parts who still play NES games said about "modern" games was true, 'gaming' would have been dead since the PS2 era already. And now PS2 games are suddenly considered to be among the classics from the good old times by many of those same people... ::)

@Topic: The Japanese gaming industry completely missed the train. There was a time when practically all the best games came from Japan and western developers made clunky RPGs and strategy games or FPS games. Instead of innovating again they make bad imitations of misunderstood western designs. Resident Evil 6 anyone? And now western games are lightyears ahead and they have no chance in hell to catch up. Is Devil May Cry really Capcom's newest franchise? Can't think of a newer one. But hey, they made like 30 more Megaman games until then. And for some ungodly reason people are still sad there aren't more... But oh right, "modern games" are bad because they are all sequels :laugh: It also doesn't help that the domestic Japanese market seems to be all about mobile gaming. They reduce the budgets on console titles which in turns makes them look even worse. Outside of rare treats like Souls you can say goodbye to Japanese games. But don't worry, they'll keep making games even on tiny budgets. If you are itching for some JRPGs you can always rub some loli breats in Criminal Girls or laugh about boob jokes in Hyperdimension Neptunia 15.2 Zombies vs Boobs or complain on the internet that they removed a breast rubbing minigame for the western release of Fire Emblem. All hail Japanese games :crazy:

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