Podquisition Episode 103: Titanfucked

On another bloody episode, we talk about why Titanfall 2 is good and why it’ll probably fail, we chat Skyrim, and we hate that fox in World of Final Fantasy.

Also – Boglins, Australia, and animals ripping other animals to bits.

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Appretaur
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Appretaur

May I suggest Hype and Fall as the Jimquisition title for Titanfall 2?

diamond
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diamond

Not really big on musicals, I just find them insufferable for the most part(hate Sound of Music so much) I could see Jim pulling it off though.

I tried watching Grease once myself, I lasted about 5 minutes before I couldn’t take it anymore.

diamond
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diamond

Hey Jim, you know what would be a cool thing to do on the week of Jimdependence day? Getting on the Co-optional Podcast, you’ve done it for four years in a row already, and not having an appearance on the show from you this year would feel kind of weird.

diamond
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diamond

I haven’t flown for over 10 years and have no plans to ever fly anyplace again, i’m perfectly fine just staying right here in the USA.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Seeing as a thousand million commentators have mentioned it already, it’s only natural for one’self to do the honourable, original thing and parrot exactly the same as before but with slightly different wording: Smooth tones this day, Laura…smooth. Tones. Didn’t realise the Aussie lifestyle was so casual it relaxes even the vocal chords. Time for a late night jazz radio position, as long as they catch you really early in the morning, woefully unprepared for life and probably jazz too. 😉

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex
*Phew!*…I was beginning to think I was the only person quite put off by that world of FF. Though by more things perhaps that grate my gravelly nipples and roast my cherub chestnuts. There was another game in a similar style which had a demo who’s tutorial took absolutely bloody ages drip-feeding me every single basic button command, between literally senseless, boring voiced exposition dumps. It took the game so long to just get to the point in which it tells me moving the thumbstick forward will, indeed, move my character forward. It has to have been the most patronising,… Read more »
diamond
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diamond

I don’t feel any shoulder or neck pain while playing games on the TV or computer myself because i’m not hunched over, i’m sitting straight up in a computer chair.

raphsere
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raphsere
Here goes Jim again, white-knighting for the sake of assholes. The people at Hello Games deserve every bit of harrassment they get, and then some. You don’t seem to realize the gravity of their actions, so I’m gonna spell it to you: THEY RELEASED A GAME THAT DID NOT LIVE UP TO THE HYPE! THEY LIED ABOUT THE FEATURES OF THEIR PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT! Never since the days of the 3rd Reich has a single group of individuals done so much harm to humanity as a whole. But of course, you are blind to all thing, you privilegied, SJW prick.… Read more »
diamond
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diamond

Are you being sarcastic or not? It’s really hard to tell, if you’re not being sarcastic, then I don’t know what to say.

Wolfie
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Wolfie

Yeah, I can’t quite tell either.

Anton
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Anton

Vote Trump = /s

raphsere
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raphsere

I was worried that “Vote Trump” was giving it too much away, but no, it still appeared ambiguous to some people.

What a shitty time we live in, for such a thing to be even possible… since people have unirronically held weirder beliefs.

Anton
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Anton

It’s even shittier that people non-sarcastically say “Vote Trump”

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

I find the sarcastic variety more reassuring.

diamond
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diamond

It’s just a lot harder to tell sarcasm from text then it is from speech.

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

“Never since the days of the 3rd Reich has a single group of individuals done so much harm to humanity as a whole.” this was a pretty big tip off

diamond
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diamond

You’d think so, but i’ve heard people make some insane Hitler comparisons over the past few years.

Wolfie
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Wolfie

I wish that was true. I desperately, desperately, wish that was true.

I hate this shit so much.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Calling Poe’s Law here and now. A new challenger has appeared.

Awful
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Awful

Did you guys really not talk about Owlboy the whole episode? I know Jim mentioned it last week but it’s out and I figured you’d say some more!?

Appretaur
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Appretaur

Eh, like I said in some other comment section, latter-day Final Fantasy naming conventions tickle me more than anything else. I can’t help but be passive about all that, since it’s not like Square Enix doesn’t have a right to ride that train to its most extreme possible endpoints…

diamond
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diamond

Jim has mentioned he’s considering a JQ on the subject.

Chris
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Chris

I agree. I wonder if Watch Dogs 2 will suffer a similar fate? Maybe it will be the best thing ubisoft has produced in years but everyone ignores it since Watch dogs was… okay. Not bad, just okay. Hopefully not though!

(unless the game suck huge ass in which case it deserves to sell badly)

circularlogic88
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circularlogic88

I’d like to see a JQ on that subject as well.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce
I personally don’t think the Switch is a replacement for the N3DS, mainly because both systems are completely different experiences. The Switch is NOT a handheld, it’s just a console with a portable option. It can’t fit in your pocket like the N3DS can. I think that Nintendo is probably going to release another model of the 3DS that will be able to link up with the Switch in similar style that the N3DS can link with the Wii U, & the next one will probably have a better touch screen & maybe a slightly better processor or GPU &… Read more »
VoidOfOne
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VoidOfOne

I disagree.

The Swtich is handheld, with a dock. That whole thing is made with portability in mind. Or, at least that is what that commercial they showed wanted us to believe.

diamond
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diamond

I’ve already traded in my 3DS since i’ve played all the games on it that interest me and none of the upcoming games for it sound very good to me.

VoidOfOne
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VoidOfOne

I’d say that was a bit premature, since we won’t even hear anything else until January. But if you’re done with it, you’re done with it. Especially if you got a good deal for it.

diamond
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diamond

I can see Nintendo is trying to replace it’s 3DS with the Switch(it’s been out for five years now, so that makes sense), the last 3DS game I played before trading it in with that Sonic Boom Fire and Ice game.

I got a shit ton of store credit towards new releases at Gamestop, so I don’t regret it one bit.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

The 3DS has been out for 5 years, but the N3DS has only been out for barely 2 & it’s already pretty much replaced the original 3DS.

diamond
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diamond

But there’s only like a few games which really need the N3DS, so it’s not quite the massive leap from the DS to the 3DS, just like Blu-Ray from DVD wasn’t the same massive leap in quality that DVD was from VHS.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce
That’s kind of a simple comparison. Sure, the system only has a few exclusives but the differences are like night & day. For one, the N3DS has face tracking which makes the 3D effect that much better. It also has the little C-Stick & has 2 extra shoulder buttons. Not to mention that the exclusive games while can run on the old 3DS but they aren’t very playable. There are reasons to own a N3DS over the old one. If I were you, I’d keep my 3DS games & either buy a N3DS or wait for the next one that… Read more »
diamond
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diamond
Didn’t feel like night and day to me, I couldn’t detect a massive difference in the 3-D myself. I’m not someone who keeps games around after i’m done with them, whenever i’m done with a game, I always trade it in at Gamestop for store credit, if I kept every game I ever bought, I would rapidly run out of room. I don’t feel like I made the wrong decision at all, I feel like 3DS releases have been becoming less and less interesting(that Federation Force game was fucking atrocious, i’d love to know if Jim has played it, I… Read more »
Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce
For me, it’s the exact opposite. I try to keep games so I can go back & play them. There are games that I always enjoy going back to play & there are more games on the 3DS that I still want to buy. Like, Dragon’s Quest 8, Mario Maker 3DS, Poke’mon Sun & even older games like Resident Evil Revelations (Which I own on the eshop but I kind of would prefer a physical copy). I don’t really care for modern games much. I usually find myself going back to play old games I’ve owned for years than playing… Read more »
diamond
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diamond
I’m not really someone that likes to replay older games very much(unless it has multiple endings and branching paths or something like that) i’d prefer my time be spent playing games i’ve never played before. I personally agree with Gavin in that gaming is better then it’s ever been. I used to be fine with replaying a game multiple times as a kid back when I had less money, but nowadays i’m a bit pickier on how I spend my time. Personally I think Ocarina of Time is one of the most overrated games of all time(I agree with Egoraptor… Read more »
Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

OoT is over rated but it’s one of the easiest Zelda’s to get into which is probably why it’s so popular. I personally think Majora’s Mask is a better Zelda game but it is more intimidating than OoT with it’s time limit save system.

diamond
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diamond

I’m just shocked that it’s taken Zelda this long to have a goddamn jump button, that’s something that’s so basic it really shouldn’t be missing from a platformer.

I completely skipped over the fifth generation of consoles(played a couple of games on them at friends houses) myself.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Zelda was never a platformer, though. Also, Zelda 2 had a jump button. xD And, if OoT never did it the way it did we might not have games like Assassin’s Creed which utilized the same jumping mechanics. There’s actual documentation of them having difficulties with the games control setup until they looked at OoT & decided they should do it like that & have auto jump mechanics.

diamond
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diamond

I used to like Pokemon games, but I lost interest after Diamond and Pearl, I just don’t have the patience for level-grinding anymore, it’s just no longer fun to me(not big on JRPGs in general, I very much agree with Yahtzee’s criticisms of them)

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Yea, Diamond & Pearl weren’t really very good. They were too slow paced compared to previous games.

diamond
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diamond

Agreed, once I ran into the Elite Four I just rage quit, there was no way in hell I could beat them without a fuckton of grinding and I just did not have he kind of patience.

BAH!
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BAH!

On correction: Games exclusive to the N3DS (i.e. Xenoblade) are *not* playable on the old 3DS. You’re thinking of games like Monster Hunter 4 and Hyrule Warriors Legends.

Also, the Switch looks to me like a (nearly) complete break from all previous hardware. Maybe it isn’t, but I wouldn’t be surprised if, considering how the reveal trailer emphasized how “portable” it was, it was meant to eventually replace the 3DS line as well.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Considering Nintendo’s track record of connectivity between handhelds & consoles it could really go either way. The Switch could be the end all be all for their handheld/console connectivity since it’s a hybrid or they could make another 3DS to mingle with it. Nintendo’s been connecting handhelds with their consoles for a long time so I’d be surprised if they decided to end it just because they made a hybrid device.

BAH!
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BAH!
It’s possible, certainly. I guess we’ll see what happens. Though apparently Nintendo is setting a pretty low bar for the Switch, and the 3DS is still a good source of income. It’s not unreasonable to think they may keep both. Nintendo’s history with the connectivity thing is what I would call “unsuccessful at best”. The most useful thing they had was using the 3DS as a controller for SSB4, and that’s about it. Nintendo is really weird like that. They’ll pass up what’s known to work in favor of something experimental, even if they had tried that thing before and… Read more »
CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

I guess you’re not much of a collector type. Let’s hope the Switch release games that are much better than the ones right now on the 3DS.

diamond
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diamond

Nope, I really don’t have the space for it, and i’m not exactly made of money, so if I want to keep getting new games, I have to trade things in for store credit at Gamestop.

I hope the Switch does release better games myself, cause right now it’s line-up ain’t looking so hot, couldn’t care less about Zelda so that’s out and i’m totally burned out on Mario.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce
If it’s a hand held then why were so few people actually playing it like a handheld in the trailer? The only guy who did was the one who took his dog out & even then he was still playing it like a normal console before that. Everyone else played it like it was a portable console, lounging on the plane, or grouped up with it in the car or sitting at a table with friends at a b-ball court or at the resteraunt. I’m fairly sure that is what they are going for rather than it being a new… Read more »
VoidOfOne
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VoidOfOne

I understand that. My viewpoint is that it is a handheld, or PORTABLE, that has a dock. It is designed to be moved all around.

Semantics, at this point. Either case, not for me.

HisDivineOrder
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HisDivineOrder

I think Nintendo HOPES that the Switch can replicate portable-like sales for a home console and simplify development to increase the volume of games they can produce for both markets.

Problem is, they’re either telling home console gamers to endure less-than-state-of-the-art graphics/experience (when compared to PC/PS4 Pro/upcoming Scorpio) or they’re telling portable gamers to buy a $300-400 console with an unknown battery life and $60 games.

Neither prospect seems very good.

Edward Turvey
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Edward Turvey

Laura, I don’t know what you’re doing with your voice but keep doing it.

Taylor Weese
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Taylor Weese

Why does Laura sound so different?

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans
God, people talking all over each other. It’s like playing Fallout 4. Oh, I went there. I think the main advantage of Skyrim SE on PC will be when the mods catch up. Now that we have a proper 64-bit executable that plays nicely (i.e. at all) with higher amounts of RAM, we can install mods without worrying that they’ll cause the game to exceed the 3.5GB limit and crash. Of course, the game will still crash, but, y’know, not for that reason. I was going to say something about the difference between Skyrim and The Witcher 3 on the… Read more »
galactix100
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galactix100

There is an obvious best way to play though. Pile on heavy armour on and spam a few xp points into health and you’ll pretty much never die.

Anton
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Anton

I don’t see that as the “best”, though, because the game is no fun to play like that.

My two favorite builds are A) light armor pure combat build, and B) medium armor mage/alchemist build. The former forces you to play like a skilled swordfighter, and is much more rewarding for it. The latter introduces a lot of variety and complexity to the combat (and combat preparation) aspect.

galactix100
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galactix100

It depends on what you define as best.
You could argue it’s fun since you basically become Generic Fantasy Hero 2 B: invincible badass.
Even if it’s not the most fun it’s the most effective play style since you’ll initially be tough enough to drag yourself through fights until you hit the point where the balancing’s fucked and you become Generic Fantasy Hero 2 B and breeze through higher level stuff.

Anton
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Anton

I guess when it comes to the witcher, I like to roleplay consistently with the lore. Geralt is pretty badass, but he’s relatively fragile too. In the books, he’s all about the agility and the potions.

galactix100
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galactix100

I should point out I was talking about Skyrim when it comes to best play style. However I do that in basically every RPG I play because I’m terrible at video games so I just try and get to a point where I can out last the opponent in a war of attrition.

Anton
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Anton

Ahhh, nvm. Thought we were talking Witcher here. Where, coincidentally, piling on the heavy armor does make you invincible.

galactix100
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galactix100

Oh yeah. Although on my last play through I went medium armour because I like the bonuses the wolf gear gives you. Also it’s the coolest looking set.

Anton
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Anton

It is pretty cool looking, though by its final (grandmaster) iteration, it starts looking like Final Fantasy gear. Belts fucking EVERYWHERE

galactix100
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galactix100

Well now I need to get back into Witcher 3. Still never finished Blood and Wine

Anton
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Anton

Also you can paint it bright fuchsia, by which point it will become Final Fantasy gear.

Wolfie
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Wolfie

And then I got to the cat part. There goes all my good feelings.

(I’m a cat person)

Anton
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Anton

You’re a Khajit? Can I browse your wares?

Wolfie
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Wolfie

Can I just say I am so happy the bandoliers mod has been updated for Special Edition?

Anton
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Anton

Fallout 4 needs that mod way more, though. All the goddamn junk….

Anton
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Anton

Congrats on the 50-lb loss! Looking forward to your fitness guide book, “Jim90X: Wank the Weight Away”

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Isn’t that the ShakeWeight motto?

NorthwindJME
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NorthwindJME

Is it me or does Laura sound more hot this week?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

She just sounded like she had smoked a thousand cigarettes right before the podcast.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Jim, were you gonna’ say The Escapist? Naughty boy

Josh
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Josh

Yeah, shame about Titanfall 2. If you go to Twitch (not that it’s indicative of anything), Farming Simulator has more viewers.

VoidOfOne
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VoidOfOne

To be fair, there is a strong following for Farming Simulator.

goodbyejojo
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goodbyejojo

i tried the vita demo version of World of Final Fantasy, and it bore my ass off, literary, i use it when i have trouble sleeping.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Having played the full game, I can safely say the demo is a great slice to get at the basics but a terrible example of the potential. You can do a lot more than they let on in the demo, but you need Mirajewels and a larger array of Mirages to get the finer points. Like synthesizing commands together via stacks to get more powerful or varied ones, which you don’t have the AP to really see in action due to the level 10 soft cap.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

Yeah, it’s weird the demo didn’t really showcase some of the best stuff. Alot of the fun I’ve been having with the combat is by combining the different mirages together to get more powerful abilities like ‘cross slash’ or more powerful elemental spells.

Gareth
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Gareth

I’m guessing when the version of Little Shop of Horrors being discussed was the Rick Moranis version and not the black & white film with Jack Nicholson.

bimmyz
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bimmyz

i like how even back then Nicholson was bat shit crazy 🙂

Wolfie
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Wolfie

Titanfall was bad? What about Evolve! If I recall correctly, that was also super-hyped up with IGN and stuff, and that lasted, what, a week and a half?

diamond
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diamond

Evolve is actually getting shut down, that’s gotta be a record for shortest life-span of a games servers ever.

Wolfie
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Wolfie

Not quite. It’s no longer being supported. That could potentially mean the servers will stay open, for now, but there won’t be any new patches or updates.

However, shutting down the servers may not be far off from the horizon.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I love Tama and everything else about World of Final Fantasy. I have nothing else to add, and I’m not ashamed of that.

AnGer
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AnGer

The first hours are overtutorialized as hell though. I understood what did what and how it affected things in the demo faster than in the painfully slow tutorial section at the beginning of this game.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
The demo told me everything I needed for the core concepts, but I was along for the ride just because. I appreciated it for the characters, and not the hand-holding or drawn out explanations. I would say it would have been well-done if it didn’t take them so long to reach the point. We didn’t need several battles to explain how battles work, for instance. Kids are inexperienced, not dumb. It also helped that I considered the tutorial as “done” after finding the first murkrift. They do some tutorializing in Cornelia and Nether Nebula, and sparingly afterward, but you get… Read more »
AnGer
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AnGer

“They do some tutorializing in Cornelia and Nether Nebula”

Yeah, that’s the point I’m at now. Put the game back on the shelf though b/c I want to at least finish the first chapter of Dragon Quest Builders.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Things really open up once you get enough mirages to have full stacks. You can have at least 1 full stack before reaching the Save Crystal in NN, but L-Size monsters is where its at. Their stats are significantly better than the twins and M-Size monsters. It’ll be a bit before you get there though, bare minimum Pyreglow Forest (the area after Cornelia).

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I already told you what you’re doing for next year’s Halloween special. Get Jensen Ackles to come down and play Fred Jones in a Blair Witch knockoff trying to find the legendary Jimsaw Killer.

VoidOfOne
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VoidOfOne

Yeah, I hear Titanfall 2 is really good. A shame, real shame, that it was put in between two “Titans”: Battlefield and CoD. What is especially ironic is that Respawn’s game is going to fall to Modern Warfare, the game that the founders of Respawn helped make.

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