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#721 shrader

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:01 PM

What's the big appeal to you guys with those fighter games?  Is it mostly about the ability to go multi-player?  I pretty much always play games on my own, so they've never appealed to me.  I want to get pulled into a game for months at a time, so I always flock to your longer story-oriented games.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:08 PM

What's the big appeal to you guys with those fighter games? Is it mostly about the ability to go multi-player? I pretty much always play games on my own, so they've never appealed to me. I want to get pulled into a game for months at a time, so I always flock to your longer story-oriented games.


For me some of it is nostalgia, another part of it is the "pick-up-and-play" aspect. Deep, immersive games with long stories are awesome but I like to pick up a game, play an hour or two and be done til next time. Also I grew up on SF2 it takes a long time to truly master a fighting game.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:08 PM

What's the big appeal to you guys with those fighter games? Is it mostly about the ability to go multi-player? I pretty much always play games on my own, so they've never appealed to me. I want to get pulled into a game for months at a time, so I always flock to your longer story-oriented games.


I only play sports games. My kid only plays FPS. I do not understand it. It's awful. They all suck since GoldenEye! And I take pleasure in beating him and his friends ###### in 3 on 1.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

I only play sports games. My kid only plays FPS. I do not understand it. It's awful. They all suck since GoldenEye! And I take pleasure in beating him and his friends ###### in 3 on 1.

 

The FPS games wind up falling into the same trap for me.  They ultimately wind up being the same thing over and over, only good with multiple people in the room.  If I can get my hands on 5 or 6 story based games, I'm covered for a couple years at that point.  By the time I finish that 6th one, I've forgotten most of that 1st one and can replay it.  I just recently started Final Fantasy XII, which came out 11 years ago.  At this point I remember very little and at my rate, will probably take care of me into the fall.

 

To each his own.  I'm mostly curious about what draws people to specific games.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:38 PM

I used to love the competitive aspect of FPS games. But then two things happened: 1) Everything was morphed into a class-based team shooter, and 2) I lost the free time to play enough to be good, and getting smoked by a bunch of 14 year olds who play 6 hours per day is not fun.

So I'm on to mostly RPGs and adventure games.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:41 PM

I used to love the competitive aspect of FPS games. But then two things happened: 1) Everything was morphed into a class-based team shooter, and 2) I lost the free time to play enough to be good, and getting smoked by a bunch of 14 year olds who play 6 hours per day is not fun.

So I'm on to mostly RPGs and adventure games.


The competitive aspect of FPS died with me at the age of 15. X box came out and my friends wanted to beat my ass at halo, where as I wanted to beat their ass at wiffle ball. Bunch of pussies.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:50 PM

I used to love the competitive aspect of FPS games. But then two things happened: 1) Everything was morphed into a class-based team shooter, and 2) I lost the free time to play enough to be good, and getting smoked by a bunch of 14 year olds who play 6 hours per day is not fun.

So I'm on to mostly RPGs and adventure games.

I learned pretty quickly to pretend to be a dude. You can only take so many rape/slut jokes before you get sick of playing. Played a bit of COD in college but it always just got sh!tty and I gave up. 

 

I would like to try Overwatch, and Rocket League looked like a blast. 

 

Story games are my speed. But I never have time to sink into anything of substance anymore, so I pretty much just play Animal Crossing. It's beautiful and wholesome and calming and mindless. 


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:52 PM

The last FPS that I really, really loved was the last Time Splitters on GameCube. And that of course was from the team that made goldeneye if memory serves me. Fighters, platformers and racing games have always been my favorite. Im old school though and dont have internet.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:11 PM

But hey, if you really like being called an N word over and over, first person shooters are the place for you.  Given my penchant for pointing out people's similarities to Doug Whaley, I fit right in.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:25 PM

But hey, if you really like being called an N word over and over, first person shooters are the place for you. Given my penchant for pointing out people's similarities to Doug Whaley, I fit right in.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:38 PM

The last FPS that I really, really loved was the last Time Splitters on GameCube. And that of course was from the team that made goldeneye if memory serves me. Fighters, platformers and racing games have always been my favorite. Im old school though and dont have internet.


Staying away from internet gaming is a smart move to make. Very addictive for shooters and sport games. Can't stop playing NHL 17....

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:15 AM

I used to love the competitive aspect of FPS games. But then two things happened: 1) Everything was morphed into a class-based team shooter, and 2) I lost the free time to play enough to be good, and getting smoked by a bunch of 14 year olds who play 6 hours per day is not fun.

So I'm on to mostly RPGs and adventure games.

ha. sure it is only 6 hours a day.



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:53 AM

That's what is great about RPGs though. In many you can go where you want when you want. Having an opportunity to explore a world and discover weapons, armor, treasure, etc.... is one not to pass on. Great experience. Before you know it x amount of hours have passed. Chrono Trigger is the game that got me hooked on RPGs.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:40 AM

Anyone here play Mass Effect Andromeda?  Is it simply bad or just not on par w/ the first 3?  Maybe people are being over critical due to the hype surround it?  Just curious if it's a game I should avoid completely or wait for a drop off in price.   



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

E3 has started.  EA is the first to present what they have to offer.  Here's a link to a live feed.  Nintendo doesn't present until Tuesday.  :(

 

 

 

 

Big hope for this E3, almost certain it won't happy, is for Nintendo to announce a new Metroid.  Prefer it to be a reboot.   


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:40 PM

​I was bored by EA, but that's to be expected (for me) as it was my least anticipated event, and sadly one that I can actually watch live.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is looking like the Battlefront many gamers have been waiting for.  1st one this generation was a major disappointment.  Glad EA is now offering a single player campaign.  Not a big fan of online shooters.  Get my butt kicked every time....  

As for NHL online play, I do quite well in that.  So bring it if you're a PS4 gamer.

 

Here's a trailer released today for Battlefront 2. 

 

 


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:22 AM

Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim is coming to the Nintendo Switch.  A little "Nintendo" has been added to it.  This is great for Nintendo fans who have not played Skyrim yet.  

 

 



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:18 AM

Anyone here play Mass Effect Andromeda?  Is it simply bad or just not on par w/ the first 3?  Maybe people are being over critical due to the hype surround it?  Just curious if it's a game I should avoid completely or wait for a drop off in price.   

 

The Mass Effect series is my favorite series of all time and I loved ME:A.  It lacked some polish but it was such a great game.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:21 AM

Can't wait for ARMS this weekend on switch. People are comparing it to a modern day punch out with motion controls.

Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim is coming to the Nintendo Switch. A little "Nintendo" has been added to it. This is great for Nintendo fans who have not played Skyrim yet.



Absolutely between BOTW and this that's more than enough to cover my rpg itch.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:34 AM

Can't wait for ARMS this weekend on switch. People are comparing it to a modern day punch out with motion controls.

Absolutely between BOTW and this that's more than enough to cover my rpg itch.

 

 

Nintendo's E3 conference begins at 12 Eastern.  



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:10 PM

Nintendo's E3 conference begins at 12 Eastern.


Mario Oddessey this october, BOTW DLC and Kirby and Yoshi games 2018. Can't wait 👍

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

But hey, if you really like being called an N word over and over, first person shooters are the place for you.  Given my penchant for pointing out people's similarities to Doug Whaley, I fit right in.


I turn off in game chat, that way I don't have to yell at little kids.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:41 PM

Mario Oddessey this october, BOTW DLC and Kirby and Yoshi games 2018. Can't wait

 

​I've had Mario Odyssey pre-ordered since March 1 on Amazon.  Gotta have that Mario fix.  I think I might get the Yoshi game as well.  Pass on Kirby.  Can't wait for more info on the Pokemon game for the Switch.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:44 PM

In my opinion, Nintendo won this years E3.  Sony and Microsoft had little to show for software.  Before Nintendo's conference today, I thought this E3 was a bust. However, Nintendo decided to drop the gloves.  Announced dlc for Zelda Breath of the Wild, had plenty to offer for Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblades 2, Splatoon 2 and a few other games. But what sealed the deal and became instant talk was the long awaited news of a new Metroid game.  There weren't any pictures or video of the actual game.  Just the playing of Metroid music and an announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is being developed.  No estimated time of release was given, but just knowing Metroid Prime 4 is being made turned this E3 into a success. Nintendo wasn't done though.  They later let everyone know another Metroid game is being made.  It's a remake of Metroid 2 Samus Returns, and it will be on the 3DS.  It looks like it will be released this fall.  Glad Nintendo is bringing Metroid back.  


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

I don't think anyone won E3 this year.  Nintendo showed very little real gameplay this year and their two biggest announcements didn't even have a trailer.  Sony didn't show any new games (though I loved what I saw from Spider-Man).  Microsoft had the Xbox One X and while I can always appreciate new, more powerful hardware, they still didn't have anything worthwhile in exclusives.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

In my opinion, Nintendo won this years E3. Sony and Microsoft had little to show for software. Before Nintendo's conference today, I thought this E3 was a bust. However, Nintendo decided to drop the gloves. Announced dlc for Zelda Breath of the Wild, had plenty to offer for Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblades 2, Splatoon 2 and a few other games. But what sealed the deal and became instant talk was the long awaited news of a new Metroid game. There weren't any pictures or video of the actual game. Just the playing of Metroid music and an announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is being developed. No estimated time of release was given, but just knowing Metroid Prime 4 is being made turned this E3 into a success. Nintendo wasn't done though. They later let everyone know another Metroid game is being made. It's a remake of Metroid 2 Samus Returns, and it will be on the 3DS. It looks like it will be released this fall. Glad Nintendo is bringing Metroid back.


Absolutely, nintendo is back in full force!

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:21 AM

Found this interesting.  On the Nintendo Switch, you'll be able to play Nintendo classics online w/ and against people.  Supposedly old school games like Tecmo Bowl will be available.  Bring it on!



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:54 AM

Nintendo is at it again.  An SNES Classic will be released in September.  If people thought it was difficult to find an NES Class, wait until they attempt to find the SNES.  The demand/supply won't match.  Here's the lineup. 

 

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out
  • Yoshi's Island

Too bad Chrono Trigger, NHL 94, NBA Jam and MK2 weren't included.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:27 PM

I'd buy it, but I already have the old PlayStation re-issue of FFVI.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:01 PM

Nintendo is at it again. An SNES Classic will be released in September. If people thought it was difficult to find an NES Class, wait until they attempt to find the SNES. The demand/supply won't match. Here's the lineup.

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out
  • Yoshi's Island
Too bad Chrono Trigger, NHL 94, NBA Jam and MK2 weren't included.

Classic SNES looks awesome, two controllers come with it this time and at 5ft length instead of 3ft. Just wish DKC 2 &3 were also included.

I'll be inline at walwart for hours on release night for this. Otherwise I'll just pay double on Amazon asap just in case.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:49 PM

So now that I've had the Switch for 3-4 months, I feel like I can do a quick review on my happiness with the system so far. I must say at the risk of sounding a bit exaggerated I believe this to be my favorite all time system; a bold statement yes but it's how I feel. The overall polish of the system, the AAA titles steadily coming in every month and the versatility of the system has blown me away.

 

I always play in docked mode, but that's just out of personal preference. It runs smooth as can be in portable mode, and I really appreciate the ability to bring it to my library to access their wifi for downloads and updates, as I don't have internet at my house. My kids love it as well. It's a game system that keeps the whole family entertained.

 

So far the games I have are

  • Zelda BOTW
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • ARMS
  • Fast RMX
  • Minecraft
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Ultimate Street Fighter 2

Games that I'm getting between now and the rest of the year will be

  • Splatoon 2
  • Mario Odessey
  • Skyrim (drools)
  • Sonic Mania
  • Namco Museum

 

That dozen games right there is honestly enough for a system library in and of itself for me. These games will keep me occupied for a very long time and this is just year 1. I obviously am in pretty dire need of an NHL game and can only hope that EA's FIFA on switch this year sells well enough for them to consider bringing other sports tiles over. I'm really happy with this purchase though. I even traded in my PS4 and library for all Switch stuff.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:20 PM

Just moved to my new house and my first big "me" project is to build a mame cabinet for my basement. Gonna be a little expensive but have always wanted to make one.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:40 AM

So now that I've had the Switch for 3-4 months, I feel like I can do a quick review on my happiness with the system so far. I must say at the risk of sounding a bit exaggerated I believe this to be my favorite all time system; a bold statement yes but it's how I feel. The overall polish of the system, the AAA titles steadily coming in every month and the versatility of the system has blown me away.

I always play in docked mode, but that's just out of personal preference. It runs smooth as can be in portable mode, and I really appreciate the ability to bring it to my library to access their wifi for downloads and updates, as I don't have internet at my house. My kids love it as well. It's a game system that keeps the whole family entertained.

So far the games I have are

  • Zelda BOTW
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • ARMS
  • Fast RMX
  • Minecraft
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Ultimate Street Fighter 2
Games that I'm getting between now and the rest of the year will be
  • Splatoon 2
  • Mario Odessey
  • Skyrim (drools)
  • Sonic Mania
  • Namco Museum

That dozen games right there is honestly enough for a system library in and of itself for me. These games will keep me occupied for a very long time and this is just year 1. I obviously am in pretty dire need of an NHL game and can only hope that EA's FIFA on switch this year sells well enough for them to consider bringing other sports tiles over. I'm really happy with this purchase though. I even traded in my PS4 and library for all Switch stuff.

Well done, Saratoga. Enjoyed reading your review.
It's beginning to look like the Switch will be very difficult to find this Christmas. I haven't attempted to buy one yet, but I still haven't seen one in stores. Every time I have checked online, it's listed as out of stock. My kids will be asking Santa for a Switch, so I gotta "help" the guy deliver. I can see many being much like Arnold in the movie Jingle All the Way. The demand/supply is nowhere close to matching. The moment I see a Switch I'll pick it up. The sooner the better. Would not like trying to beat the crowds this Holiday season.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:35 AM

Well done, Saratoga. Enjoyed reading your review.
It's beginning to look like the Switch will be very difficult to find this Christmas. I haven't attempted to buy one yet, but I still haven't seen one in stores. Every time I have checked online, it's listed as out of stock. My kids will be asking Santa for a Switch, so I gotta "help" the guy deliver. I can see many being much like Arnold in the movie Jingle All the Way. The demand/supply is nowhere close to matching. The moment I see a Switch I'll pick it up. The sooner the better. Would not like trying to beat the crowds this Holiday season.


Keep an eye on Amazon, you can get one that way. Don't wait until Christmas though try to get it as soon as you can and then store it til Christmas. Best of luck man!





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