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Video Games General

Discussion in 'General' started by Smuthunter, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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    ...Why is it an isekai?
     
  2. Eisen

    Eisen

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    No idea. Somehow someway MH verse and Earth is connected and a military squad found themselves in MH... Seriously, just look at this trailer.



    It just reeks of modern military crashing a perfectly normal fantasy party.
     
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  3. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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    Well then they are fucked.

    Regular humans can't keep up with monster hunter humans at all, let alone monsters.

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    So basically they fucked with the game lore from the get co.

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    Probably wanting to cash in the isekai anime craze and monster hunter at the same time.

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    Hell the electric pony elder dragon would outright slaughter them all if they pissed it off.
     
  4. Melmar

    Melmar Should probly stop sayin' words

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    I gave the slightest benefit of the doubt and they still picked like, the dumbest thing possible. It's almost impressive.
    Fool, you underestimate the power of Paul W. S. Anderson's erection! Plot? Rules? Physics? None of these matter because his wife is the greatest wife ever built and he wants everyone to know it! :V
     
  5. TheMidnightRook

    TheMidnightRook I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Supposedly because it allows them to do a story where the MC is as much a newcomer to the world as the audience.
     
  6. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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    That's dumb. You don't need a newcomer to a different world have a relatable character in that world.

    You could just use a novice hunter that just became one and learning the ropes until they suddenly kill a few elder dragons because they want cool armor.
     
  7. BigBoom550

    BigBoom550 Relentlessly Hedonistic

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    "You hunted down and killed, alone, a Teostra... why?"

    "Cute crown."
     
  8. AllyDoodle

    AllyDoodle Lewd Cthulhu

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    Please, like that is going to stop the whinier parts of the fandom.
     
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  9. BigBoom550

    BigBoom550 Relentlessly Hedonistic

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    I'm not really one to get up in arms about shit- especially not video game movies- but here's my thoughts.

    Monster Hunter is about a loop of going out, whacking a monster with a big ol' stick until it's dead, looting its corpse, using the bits to make a better stick to whack better, rinse and repeat. It's the knight-fights-dragon ad nauseam. Throw in some team work and that's Monster Hunter.

    That's not what we're going to get.

    We're going to get Mila Jovo running around with assault rifles and rocket launchers slaughtering Rathalos by the dozen because either Anderson can't keep it in his pants or Jovo can't stop bullying him into absurdities, and it's going to be a disappointing mess of 'Resident Evil Movies, but like, with dragons this time'. Any chance of getting an actual Monster Hunter movie- that *feels* like Monster Hunter- will be reduced to zero.

    And the sad part? There's not much story to Monster Hunter. People like me who came in with World?

    You're just thrown into it. That's it. There's not super-deep lore to Monster Hunter. There's monsters, they're a thing, their bits are used in place of tech, Hunters go out and get the bits. That's Monster Hunter. You're dropped in to a civilization that developed parallel to monsters running around and you just *see* how they changed. There's not some huge expository bit, which is what the movie's going to contain.

    In the end, the suits will conclude there's no interest in a Monster Hunter movie because they don't seem to realize that Jovo and Anderson need to be kept the fuck away from adaptations of any kind because one or both can't stop wanking.
     
  10. Scygnus

    Scygnus Versed in the lewd.

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    So I randomly stumbled across this:

    Romancelvania

    TL;DR: The Grim Reaper conned Drac into being the star of his new Reality TV show, featuring sex and violence. Metroidvania and dating sim gameplay, though you can concentrate on one or the other at your pleasure- you can almost entirely ignore the dating sim stuff, or so they say, if that's not your thing. Male and female romanceable monsters. Stretch goal for female Drac way down there.

    I have to admit I was kinda sold once I saw they got the Flying Spaghetti Monster for a boss.
     
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  11. AllyDoodle

    AllyDoodle Lewd Cthulhu

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    Okay that is a legitimately hilarious idea. I might have to check it out when (if) it gets released.
     
  12. Rakdos92

    Rakdos92 Goosh Goosh

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    Wouldn't this game run afoul of some copyright laws tho?
     
  13. AllyDoodle

    AllyDoodle Lewd Cthulhu

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    So I just started playing Hades and I really like the fact that the unlike in most rogue-likes you can stop the game in the middle of a run and not lose progress.

    It's also a lot more friendly to people like me who aren't very good at this type of game which I appreciate as well.
     
  14. Velk

    Velk wannabe Master Of Death

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    ...I really need to start playing then.
     
  15. doomlord9

    doomlord9 Experienced.

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    Several Roguelikes have that. Dungeons of Dredmore, Issac, and Deadcells off the top of my head that I have played.

    Hades is definitely at the top for polish and just being a good game though. Deadcells is 2nd in that list, Dredmore 3rd if you like grid based pseudo turn based gameplay(everything moves at the same time, but only one action when you make your action so you have time to think and plan).

    Issac is a classic and isn't bad per-say, but is very unforgiving and the developer sometimes seems to have a personal vendetta against having fun in his game, such as specifically and intentionally closing several entertaining game-breaks even if they were only possible at the very end and had little change on the end result because if you could activate them at all you're probably steamrolling the game anyway. The RNG is also sometime suspiciously bad. None of the rougelikes can troll as hard as Issac can sometimes.
     
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  16. SwiftRosenthal

    SwiftRosenthal Connoisseur.

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    Dredmor is good just for the flavor text. It's comedy gold. The insane variety of builds is nice too.
     
  17. AllyDoodle

    AllyDoodle Lewd Cthulhu

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    Yeah as much as I like Issac, it can be brutally unfair to the point of not being fun.
     
  18. Malcolmo

    Malcolmo Insert custom title here

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    I second that recommendation for Dead Cells, the game is great, has a sense of humor in both trailers and the game itself and the music is excellent. Though higher cell difficulties aren't really something a schmuck like me is remotely capable of handling.
     
  19. doomlord9

    doomlord9 Experienced.

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    If you don't mind going really slow, you can cheese most of the game by using the slime head. Just launch it out, move to the enemy, going up or down levels easily and even ignoring environmental hazards, attach to the enemy and let it damage them. At higher levels it might take one or two attachments but it will eventually kill them and it doesn't aggro them so you can even take out teleporters safely.

    Just be aware that getting a Curse blocks your ability to do that.
     
  20. AllyDoodle

    AllyDoodle Lewd Cthulhu

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    Playing Hades some more and Artemis' Tsundere attitude towards the MC is hilarious in how blatant it is she has a crush on him.
     
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  21. Evillevi

    Evillevi Shadow Pika!

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    God mode is amazing, the mirror makes you as strong as you want, Pacts of Punishment customised the kind of difficulty you want, And the super currency are farmable via conversion at the broker or by buying it from the Charon super shop.

    Which is to say that Hades is very accessible for the game that it is.
     
  22. Velk

    Velk wannabe Master Of Death

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    How good/bad is Octopath Traveler? It's half off on Steam until the 28th.
     
  23. Deathwings

    Deathwings Questionable French Guy

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    Really damn good if classic JRPG are your thing.
     
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  24. Megaolix

    Megaolix Moderator

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    Don't forget awesome music as well.
     
  25. Hunter 1

    Hunter 1 Getting out there.

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    Speaking of RPGs made in Japan, what's everyone's opinion on old Famicom-era tactical RPGs getting official translations with limited release windows? Because Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light is having that happen to it, and getting released on the Switch.

    Yeah, that's right, it's taken 30 years, but we're finally getting the first Fire Emblem game officially translated. Shame Nintendo's pulling the same BS as with 3D All Stars.
     
  26. TheMidnightRook

    TheMidnightRook I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    It was already remade on the DS and in English as Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, in 2009.
     
  27. Hunter 1

    Hunter 1 Getting out there.

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    I... actually had forgotten about that.

    I'm also not sure it counts in this case, as what's coming is a translation of the original Famicom version. At the very least, it should be interesting to understand the game while complaining about how the remake did things better...

    (I've also heard some grumbling that if Nintendo wants to pull this kind of thing, they could at least do it with a game everyone's wanted for a while, like Mother 3.)
     
  28. SwiftRosenthal

    SwiftRosenthal Connoisseur.

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    There were a lot of changes, apparently, and the official series count lists it separately from the original. The same goes for the remakes of games 2 and 3.

    FE4 (Genealogy of the Holy War), 5 (Thracia 776), and 6 (Binding Blade) have never been officially translated. (3's remake wasn't officially translated either, but the fan translation is complete.)
     
  29. Blackgutter

    Blackgutter I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Sseth has come out with a video on Caves of Qud, Very good. Apparently its like CDDA but much less complex and needs less keys to work.
     
  30. aabbcc

    aabbcc Experienced.

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    Qud is not atypical in terms of complexity for a modern roguelike. For that matter, CDDA doesn't either if you discard the vehicle system.

    I'm not much of a fan of Qud, but that's a taste thing, not a quality one.

    If you are interested in the genre, give Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup a go. It's a bit less complex, but it's very polished for a free game, the available classes are all distinct, and it's constantly adding new stuff much faster than Qud or CDDA.
     
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