florian
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florian

In the discussion on mario run sales one can see the insidious influence of whaling and content delivery platforms.

Imo $20 million (counting the apple-cut here) is quite respectable, especially given that it is such a small game and its sales are being hampered by the silly drm and high entry price.

If Nintendo manage to tweak things a bit and manage, say, 4 or five of these kinds of releases per year they get a nice extra revenue stream going.

Andreas G.
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This might be the year I’ll finally buy a new (home) console. Don’t know which one yet, all four of them (yes, FOUR, because I skipped the Wii U and unless the Bayonettas, Xenoblade X and TMS#FE are coming to Switch, I have no intention of not counting it) have at least one title I really want to play and the two non-Nintendo home systems finally have some stuff appealing to my sensibilities, like NieR Automata, Ni No Kuni II, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, Scalebound (which is a strong pull-factor on the XBox ONE for me, even if… Read more »
Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
My major issue with VR is that there currently seems to be no consistency with which games make players feel ill and which games don’t. One reviewer says one game is great & another reviewer says that same game gave them motion sickness. In reviews for normal games I can find a few people whose tastes vaguely match mine and can be reasonably certain that I’ll like a game if one or more of them like it. In reviews for VR games, my tastes could match up 100% with a reviewer but because our eyes aren’t the same, I could… Read more »
The Outsider
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The Outsider

I’m not sure that will ever be overcome unless some kind of pill is developed to take while using VR, which could go down a very dubious Brave New World path. I personally feel the best way to use VR is to create experiences rather than games as we know them. To allow someone to explore Newton’s studio, or watch Beethoven conduct a symphony is a better fit for the technology than traditional games, which have been evolving along with the tech we already use to control them.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

I’d be much more onboard with VR if there were more experiences. I’d love to be able to explore a museum, or watch a concert. And I think that would fix the sickness issues because, there would be no visual animations or busyness.

The Outsider
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The Outsider

Yes it could even work in real time for live events. I’m not seeing much being developed in this regard which is disheartening. Have you aware of anything similar being developed? I suppose with the industry as corporate as it is it’s not easily able to make dynamic changes from what it’s already churning out. From what I’ve read developing VR is prohibitive for small companies due to the cost.

Nick Walker
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Nick Walker
I don’t know much about the tech of VR, but it *is* being done live right now. At least one of the US Presidential debates was simulcast “in VR” from basically the front row. But like I said, that could have been crap and still made people sick (I don’t know). The fact that it was for something literally millions of people watched kinda tells me it’s a cost thing right now. Maybe pro sports could use it (front row seats at the game!), but thing is, I don’t know how much the Venn Diagram of “VR Users” and “People… Read more »
The Outsider
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The Outsider

I quite agree real experiences can’t be completely replicated, however being somewhere in person isn’t available to everyone. For example a disabled person being able to visit inaccessible places would be worthwhile. I think as Rachel and I discussed the best use would be experiences from the past, or places uninhabitable by people. For example the Mars Rover footage could be used to map a part of the planets surface to explore.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Yeah, CNN using a Fallout hacking minigame screenshot for their news about Obama ordering punishment for the Russian hacking is something enjoyable to make fun of. But I don’t understand those who genuinely got upset towards CNN.

Nitrium
Member

No love, or even acknowledgement, from any of you for the 2017 Star Citizen release? Sure it may well not release this year but it’s supposed to. It seems to be a project all three of you have willfully(?) ignored (no Jimquisition on it either AFAIK) over the years, despite being the most successful crowd funded campaign of ALL time in ANY media (let alone games).

Gavin Dunne
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Gavin Dunne

It’s almost as if No Man’s Sky was theoretically created for and marketed to a much wider demographic than hardcore space sim fans….
Really though we deliberately just ignore this game specifically to annoy you personally.

Nitrium
Member

That’s exactly what thought. Thanks for clearing it up! ;-).

Michael Prymula
Member

None of the three are fans of the space sim genre, so it’s no surprise at all they haven’t talked about it.

Nitrium
Member

Gavin in a Podquisition specifically did mention that he wished there was a decent No Man Sky like game. So you’re wrong.

Michael Prymula
Member

Gavin isn’t really into hardcore sims though, so i’m not “dead wrong”.

Nitrium
Member

I’m not convinced that SC will be a “hardcore sim”. What makes you think that? Remember it has a full blown CoD style FPS module in it – which is about as far removed from “hardcore sim” as you can get!

Michael Prymula
Member

Weird you say that since Elite Dangerous actually DID come out on Xbox One(and is coming to PS4 later on)

David Sayers
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David Sayers

You just mentioned crowdfunding, delayed release and No Man’s Sky in one comment and you’re wondering why other people aren’t excited? If you were holding any more red flags you’d be a matador.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Crowdfunded? At this point it’s more like Early Access. But for what I have seen, SC has been newsworthy only to their fans and haters (and everyone in the Podcast are neither). It hasn’t had that artificial push that NMS had in its hype either.

Ezaviel
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Ezaviel

I’m an SC backer and I didn’t realise it was supposed to go into full launch this year…

Then again, I haven’t been keeping up to date with all the emails and shit.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

i suspect it is something which wouldn’t appeal to Jim as a game.

Nitrium
Member

The Podquisition isn’t a Jim only broadcast. So does it not appeal to ANY of them?

Michael Prymula
Member

I don’t think so, SC is aimed at a pretty hardcore demographic that I doubt Jim, Laura or Gavin fall into, I personally couldn’t care less about that game(and i’m a bit annoyed at Chris Roberts anti-console attitude, makes him come off as an arrogant dick)

Nitrium
Member

There truly is no way to get something like Star Citizen run on the console with their obvious hardware limitations. You need to start watching some Star Citizen youtube vids on the sort of thing they’re trying to achieve with the game; if you know anything about hardware it will become painfully obvious why there won’t be a console version.
Also do you feel the same way about Red Dead Redemption, Bloodborne, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn etc not being released for PC??? Isn’t that just as dickish?

Michael Prymula
Member
Yeah no shit, i’m well aware of that, dosen’t mean it’s necessary for Roberts to insult people who have the audacity to *gasp* actually like playing games on consoles, the horror! I was never expecting a console version, i’m not sure where on earth you got the idea that I was, I was merely saying Roberts was being a jerk by attacking consoles owners for no real reason. Not sure how those games you mentioned relate to what I said in any way, as none of the developers of those games were insulting PC owners for no good reason, so… Read more »
Nitrium
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When you said “anti-console” I assumed you meant that you were annoyed he has no plans to bring SC to consoles. Clearly that isn’t what you meant (but in my defence you didn’t exactly make that clear), so my bad.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I can’t say for Laura and Gavin which was why I only mentioned Jim.

But they didn’t mention Numenera either which is also meant to be launching in 2017.

Nitrium
Member

Oh that’s right. I backed that on Kickstarter way back when, but haven’t heard much from inXile lately.

Michael Prymula
Member

Jim knows about SC, he said the reason he never did a JQ about the behind-the-scenes of that game is because it’s a genre he’s totally unfamiliar with. Really i’m surprised that anyone is surprised that Jim never brought it up.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

It doesn’t really matter if it dwarfs it though there are plenty of games which are coming up in 2017 which have not been mentioned.

Allan Weallans
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I’m with Laura on Mass Effect 1 to 3, but I can’t say I’m that excited for Andromeda. I don’t know why. I was one of those idiots who liked 3’s ending, but the… finality of it was like, “ok, that’s done, I don’t need any more”. I was satisfied, in every sense of the word.

Evan Thompson
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Evan Thompson

I liked all the original mass effects too. Even the ending of 3

Michael Prymula
Member

original ending or extended ending?

Evan Thompson
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Evan Thompson

Both, i dont remember the original ending but when i played it again last year the extended ending was pretty good.

Michael Prymula
Member

It’s good that you don’t remember the original ending, if you did I doubt you would like it(especially after seeing the superior extended ending)

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

So is talk of Bloodborne still fair game then? It wasn’t 2016!!! And I need somebody to make me feel like I’m still in with the modern cool gamers!
*Looks mournfully at unfinished Bloodborne save file*

Oh well, looks like it’s just me and you and a bottle of rum tonight again.

*Sobs quietly*

Allan Weallans
Member

I think what Gav was talking about was probably the ITV documentary Exposure using footage from Arma II and claiming it was an IRA film from the 80s.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

Oh yeah, I forgot about that incident! These television peoples and their unlearned ways…

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Have you considered using martial arts?

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

I have now 😉

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Cue for flood of comments correcting Laura about Ni No Kuni.

By the way, have you noticed that Tales of Symphonia, Ni No Kuni, Xenogear Chronicles and Final Fantasy XV have free-roaming in their combat encounters and party members acting on their own; and yet the 4 games manage to feel different? It’s like they are experimenting different ways to break from the traditional ATB without sacrificing its sense of strategy.

Sperium3000
Member

When Jim started talking about Twilight Princess and motion controls I was praying to Budha we didn’t have to go the Skyward Sword road once again, but of course, it’s always the cool thing to do to bash Skyward Sword. Can’t wait for Breath of The Wild to come out and *it* becomes the new reviled game while people go “You know, Skyward Sword wasn’t really that bad”.

Uzuki
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Uzuki

Same. I’m the first in line to point out the flaws of SS, it’s personally one of my favs in the Zelda series, but the good it does waaaay out way the negatives. Plus I kinda tune out the “The motion controls are shait” complaints because it seems like everyone has had different experiences with the controls.

Graham
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Graham

Reasonably new to the podcast but I felt the first ten or fifteen were pretty rough this episode, possibly due to lack of stuff going on at the moment. Definitely picked up from then though.

Contrary to Jim, I’m actually very excited about the VR stuff, hopefully we get some fleshed out experiences and superhot comes to PSVR.

And in disagreement with Gavin, I fucking hated clockwork mansion, clever as it was. Doing a stealth, non lethal run with bad guys who look both ways and can’t be shut off in the traditional manner is annoying as shit.

Michael Prymula
Member

The main problem with VR is that it’s so expensive that only the upper-middle-class can really afford it(at least that’s the case with the Rift and the Vive).

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

I got the feeling that will be fixed in a couple of years; unless a VR-only genre becomes popular enough to keep VRs away from the bargain bin.

Nitrium
Member

I borrowed an Oculus Rift DK2 and was pretty impressed with the potential gaming experience it offered. However, when the consumer version shipped I thought it was far too expensive for mainstream appeal (and too pricey for me). Might get one in a few years when the prices have come down (which they probably will, if smartphones and LCD TV’s etc are anything to go by).

Daniel F.
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Daniel F.

I disagree a bit with Jim on Twilight Princess. I played the non-motion version first and I found the wii version annoying. But I see your point and I think Mario Galaxy did it far better (for the main gameplay, I know people hated the mini-games) since the motion control is for the spin attack and collecting the money bits which is quick and simple

Daniel F.
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Daniel F.

A Sting titan? I’m imagining Sting’s scene in Dune when he was in a speedo and stepping out of a steam shower.

Michael Prymula
Member

Yeah I couldn’t give less of a fuck about VR if I tried, just seems like a huge waste of money to me.

Watch Dogs 2 had some great moments, my favorite bit was when you got to control the Spider Tank.

Games i’m looking forward to this year:

Hitman(physical release is coming soon)

Gravity Rush 2

Resident Evil 7

Mass Effect Andromeda

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Spider-Man

Halo Wars 2

Sonic Mania

Dreamfall: Chapters

Days Gone

Last of Us 2

Yakuza 0

Ghost Recon Wildlands

Crackdown 3

Agents of Mayhem

Shenmue 3

Detroit: Become Human

Earth Defence Force 5

Metal Gear Survive

Prey

Project Sonic 2017

Shadow Warrior 2

Space Hulk Deathwing

State of Decay 2

Star Wars Battlefront sequel

Uncharted: the Lost Legacy

Evan Thompson
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Evan Thompson

Shadow Warrior 2 is out….. (?) im only looking forward to mass effect and resident evil. RE’s demo was so good im excited

Michael Prymula
Member

I know Shadow Warrior 2 is out, but it’s only out on PC at the moment, it does not come out on consoles until later this year(same with Space Hulk Death Wing), and since my graphics card is nowhere near powerful enough to handle that game, i’m going to have to wait until then.

Evan Thompson
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Evan Thompson

Oh, i only play on pc so i stopped paying attention to console releases 😛

Michael Prymula
Member

I’m surprised to see PC-only gamers that are fans of Jim, since he’s not PC-focused like TotalBiscuit is.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Not that I mind, but if you have nothing to talk about, why did you bother with this week’s cast? Couldn’t you have taken the week off, done some more videos or something? Or try a three-way game instead of just raw audio?
I’d rather watch Jim, Laura and Gav play 20mins of Killing Floor 2 then listen to them talk about how they have nothing to talk about for an hour.

Gurphardt
Guest

Is someone forcing you to listen to these or something?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

No, but I am a backer and I think Jim is at his best when he’s talking about video games, especially if he’s also playing them.
Is it really so wrong and offensive to everyone to suggest new ideas? To be like “Hey, you seem to be struggling a little, why not try X or Y to freshen things up?”
And is everyone going to ignore my opening “Not that I mind”?!

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

But they aren’t struggling and there’s also plenty of content out there that Jim has done where he’s shown he can be very entertaining without discussing games.Neither were they making a token effort either.

Gurphardt
Guest

Well you seem to have some sort qualm quite frequently, so maybe it’s cognitive bias on our part but that’s just how you come across. Personally I really enjoy it when Jim and Laura and Gav goof off, and have for pretty much the entire run of the podcast.

And just a heads up, if follow up “not that I mind” with “why did you bother,” it comes across as really backhanded and spiteful.

SilentPony
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SilentPony
Its not backhanded nor spiteful! It barely even registers as a complaint. Asking “if your heart wasn’t in this, why bother doing it or why not change the format a little to spice things up?” is a perfectly legitimate thought, and should not be considered insulting, especially given the actually hurtful shit people throw at Jim regularly. If I were Jim, or any other creator, I’d take a jackass like me complaining about something being boring or too much Dark Souls over death threats, name calling or God knows what else people say over at Reddit. Its my personality to… Read more »
Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

To be fair, you never seem happy with anything. Maybe there is no intended malice, I wouldn’t have assumed any myself, but it doesn’t give a great impression when there is only regular criticism and no hint of appreciation. There are many pathways to finding happiness/contentment, but you seem to be having trouble finding any at all. Might be worth looking into what is causing that, because I have doubts it is the exterior world not being entertaining enough. I mean that as a friendly gesture based on personal experience, not an attempt to belittle or dismiss.

Gurphardt
Guest

I don’t think anyone else sees it that way.

Michael Prymula
Member

But they didn’t talk about nothing, they did actually have interesting stuff to talk about.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Meh? It just felt like noise, filler. Just “Hey we’ll stumble onto a topic and get to that 60min mark. Just keep talking, and someone who do something.”
And if they’re gonna phone it in, no pun intended, then just change it up! Why waste the chance to try something new just because you feel obligated to do a 60min podcast?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Generally though it is just the three of them discussing things for an hour or so with that occasionally being about games.

Michael Prymula
Member

Didn’t feel that way to me at all, you want a PQ episode with nothing but filler? Try and make it through episode 39 without falling asleep.

Didn’t feel like they were “phoning it in” to me at all.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

It depends how you view the podcast but 39 features Max Scoville who I can happily listen to.

Michael Prymula
Member

Max was fine, I just felt like it was a missed opportunity since he never talked about anything game related.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Did he need to?

Michael Prymula
Member

Would’ve helped liven up the episode.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Liven up an already entertaining episode?

Michael Prymula
Member

I found it very boring and repetitive.

Chris
Member

Did you hear that from Yahtzee or did you manage to think it up all on your own?

Michael Prymula
Member

Did you make that comment on your own or did somebody type it for you? Dumb motherfucker.

Chris
Member

I like how you just repeated the gist of my comment despite that making no sense in this context, but then added profanity to it to prove how cool you are! Brilliant!

George
Member

I liked the episode because Gavin’s idea was pretty cool.

But there is merit in what you’re saying.

Baron T
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Baron T

I know it was early in the morning, but you made a grave error when talking about the Russian hacks. Whenever you talk hacking, you should really get your facts straight and consult an authority.

Which would be Hackerman.

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Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

I was about to complain that none of you mentioned anything from The Beginner’s Guide in your amazing moments of 2016 but I guess that actually came out in October 2015. Huh, that doesn’t seem possible. My sense of the passage of time has really become screwed up this year… or last year I guess…or maybe it was the year before that… OH GOD! SO MUCH TIME, SO MANY GAMES, SO MANY MOMENTS… LOST… LIKE TEARS…IN RAIN…

Landy Alexander
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Landy Alexander

Sorry Jim but Bloodstained is now q1 2018. I was looking forward to it but a significant delay doesn’t bode well.

Polishfury5000
Member

When was the original release date? I thought it was Q4 2017,and if it was, moving it out of the usually overbloated holiday season isn’t a bad idea for a more niche title like this. 2016 seemed especially bloated, and I know Jim has said that he wished titanfall and watch dogs had waited for a post holiday launch for better exposure.

So maybe’s there something to waiting for the quiet winter months to launch a new IP. Just speculation, could be garbage, but it’s demo’s have been on point so far. Gotta be worth some doubt benefit.

Michael Prymula
Member

Yeah it could end up being another Mighty No 9.

Maddy
Member

Not really, though? The pushed back date was put there because they said they wouldn’t have been able to deliver on all stretch goals so fast, and they’re still posting development diaries and whatnot regularly.
And the demo was good.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Unsung Story seems like the next possible Might No 9. As it has gone from being a single player game intended as a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics to being a PVP game and has recently obtained funding external to Kickstarter with many backers wanting refunds.

If Blood Stained is just taking more to time to ensure it is good then the delay isn’t necessarily bad.

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

From what I heard of the Japanese version of Persona 5 the game turned out alright, and if delays equaled a drop in quality that game should have been hot shit.

A Mighty #9 scenario usually comes with other nastiness going on to back up the suspicions, like the stuff you mentioned about Unsung Story (or the number of changes M#9 underwent from its initial announcement).

CaitSeith
Guest
CaitSeith

Laura, your definition of turn based combat is way too broad.

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

Lords of the Fallen 2 is being made just by Ci Games. Deck 13 are making The Surge which is the future/robot souls one.

Will either of them reach the lofty heights of adequacy that LotF did? We wait with bated breath to find out.

kimiyoribaka
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kimiyoribaka
I recently got a chance to go back and play the original crash bandicoot. I didn’t mind the running towards the camera bits, since those levels were kept fairly simple (they complicated them in the second game though). The parts I was most annoyed with were the ones where the trail leads directly away from the camera so that crash’s back blocks most of the view. There’s also several places where the only way I could find to move forward without getting hurt was to wait multiple minutes for the enemy patrols to line up well with the timed obstacles.… Read more »
batmabel
Member

Warped is the best of the Crash Bandicoot trilogy. Try to play it, it’s worth it. The first one is kind of a case of “it was good at the time” and while the second is largely better, the third one is clearly the best of them all and a legitimately good game that still holds on.

Neto Houraisan
Member

Can’t say I’m looking forward to any games this year so far. Not because I don’t think any of them look good, but because I’m a poor bastard who can’t afford consoles or a good gaming PC. Well, maybe there will be a good indie or two, at least. Who knows.

Barloq
Member

Jim, your Eve of Destruction: Redux video was so funny that I was very tempted to buy it after watching it. More than we can say for most Steam shovelware I suppose.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

I was tempted by Raven’s Cry for the same reasons and Two Worlds is a glorious mess. However it is far too expensive for what it is.

Barloq
Member

The one Jimpression that actually sold me on a game was Paint the Town Red, the voxel barfight game Jim did a couple years ago. It’s great for a laugh and to blow off some steam on occasion.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

I bought Dex & Paper Sorcerer after watching Jim play them.

Nitrium
Member

I actually DID buy Raven’s Cry. Never got round to playing it though.

kieron George
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kieron George

Ni no Kuni isn’t turn-based!

You’re doing Gavin a disservice, turning him away from it.

It’s real-time with cooldown.

BAH!
Member
BAH!

So “active turn-based”, like FFVI?

CaitSeith
Guest
CaitSeith

Not really. Think more like Xenogear Chronicles battle inside a closed arena. You control only one character with freedom of movement while the others act on their own; but you have to select to auto-attack, block, or use a special ability. You can also change the character you control at mid-battle and choosing a target pauses the battle.

Also you can choose to between making the character itself to fight, or to use one of their familiars (the “Pokemon”-like thingy).

BAH!
Member
BAH!

You mean “Xenoblade Chronicles”? Because I’ve dumped dozens of hours into that game, and I still haven’t figured out how to switch characters mid-battle.

CaitSeith
Guest
CaitSeith

Typo. I forgot to put an “except” in that part.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The main focus is on the familiars. Well until right near the end when you get an exceptionally powerful spell.

InfamousDS
Member
InfamousDS

More like FF10 on Wait Mode, where enemies keep going and you can stop them from going but everybody stops while you make decisions.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

I disagree Gavin. The last good game was Repton released in 1985.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member
It may not be best to get hopes up for the crash bandicoot remaster as it’s not naughty dog or Sony doing this one, instead it’s published by Activision and developed by Vicarious visions, whom, when not porting everything including movie cash-ins to Nintendo DS, they been chained to the Skylanders property for the last few years. As good as crash was (at the time), I think it needs more than a cynical spit ‘n shine to hold up, and companies less linked cynical cash grabs in control of the IP. Anyhow, I don’t mind that non-vid-game talk, it’s the… Read more »
AntarcticOasis
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AntarcticOasis
I’m with you on Crash Bandicoot although I believe Vicarious Visions will do a fine job for the remaster. I think what I was disappointed in was that the ‘huge’ comeback is a remaster of the first three games and a level/appearance in Skylanders. I was really hoping for a brand new Crash as I don’t think the linear 3D platformer will go down well with critics and most younger and non-nostalgic older gamers in 2017 because we’re in 2017 and not 1996! I genuinely hope that it does well enough to push Activisionless (just a little bit of satire… Read more »
Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

2d crash does make sense, though I am unsure how it will stand up to modern platformers…Stuff like Mario and ratchet haven’t hung around not bothering to improve with the times, whereas the platforming of old crash is a bit light and breezy on mechanics, movement and general skill-based challenge. I hope Vicarious do find a way to add a bit more life to the games for modern audiences. 🙂

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