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  1. No fucking joke, I am in the hospital right now with a 6mm kidney stone. If this kidney stone doesn't kill me, the irony of my last post in this thread will.

    Wat?!! That's insane! It seems God is really fond of those Mario levels and punished you for this weird blasphemy.

    I hope you get well soon!

  2. Call me weak, but I went and pre-ordered yesterday from Amazon France the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Edition N3DS XL.

    This model is freaking gorgeous, if I was going to buy a new 3DS this would be one I'd chose.


    Kaputt, did you beat champions road? I'm convinced it's impossible in single player. Unless you have the reactions of a god.


    I didn't, 60 lives wasted and no success. I play on trying again though, it feels possible, just incredibly hard. It's a stage I. Which you really have to plan things and memorize how things works, because one mistake and that's it.

    I feel encouraged to finish it because mastering 3d world was the best thing about it, it was really rewarding when you visit past stages and you realize how better at the game you become. I feel that finishing champions world would be a closure to this "learning process".

  4. I've been looking for official wiimotes/nunchucks and they're damn expensive new, totalling about £40-50 on amazon. I recently bought unofficial ones from CEX (a second hand shop) and while the total cost was £5, they both broke within a week. You could feel the poor quality of the build too when using them. Apparently you can get them from the US nintendo store, refurbished for quite cheap, but I can't seem to find them on the UK one.

    I don't think any brick&mortar game stores even stock wii stuff any more. Those things that some people have 4 of hidden away are now incredibly expensive and quite difficult to find. All because I want to try Mario Galaxy and Skyward Sword.

    Edit: Also, it's like Nintendo heard me complain about £100 Metroid Prime Trilogy from ebay, and decided to offer it for £9 for a short amount of time. That's fucking awesome.

    Good to know, will skip the generic controllers.

    I just decided to wait a bit before buying the wiimote, I'm not in a big hurry to play another Mario game, affter playing 3D World and 3D Land. Specially after getting my ass kicked so many times at Champion's Road - I feel your pain Griddlelol.

    I just realized that I'd spend far less money just buying one Wii U game, and I was able to find a really good deal on Zelda Wind Waker HD. Next month I'll buy those controllers.

  5. I'm looking for those wiimotes, and then there are these ones with Motionplus that are way more expensive than the usual ones. Should I get one of those or the cheap ones are good for everything?

    If I end up needing one with Motionplus, I'll probably just buy it used, new ones are crazy expensive.

    Yeah, it's the worst! :tup: :tup:


    Way to announce "Now you can play Wii games on the GamePad!" and then release three games that don't support that Nintendo....

    Yeah, it's kinda silly, maybe they could just adapt the controls to the gamepad, using the touchscreen for the shooting star mechanic.

    But I'm not so bummed about it, always knew that I'd need to buy a wiimote to play Wii games.

  6. Man you're playing with fire with this comment.


    Hahahaha. My opinion is purely based on Majora's Mask being a "darker" and weirder game, I think I will enjoy it more. But I never played any, so I know nothing of this. 

  7. There's a new direct tomorrow. Here's hoping for some Star Fox footage. None was released and the game is supposedly coming this year, right? I really want a new and good star fox, was probably my favorite N64 game - even though I never actually owned one, just played a lot at my friend's house.

  8. I watched The Babadook today, liked that it was a grounded, depressing psychological horror film, however didn't share the excitement critics had with the movie. It was ok. I feel dumb not getting why the movie is that great, I feel like I'm missing a lot of stuff.

  9. Not that this will interest most of you here, but Nintendo just announces that they will officially stop selling their games here, because mostly of taxes. That's pretty lame for me, I just bought the Wii U.

    Fuck the taxes over here, it's just so silly. I guess arcades where considered some kind of degenerated form of entertainment back then, and then they put these crazy taxes on them, and applied the same rule to consoles. The taxes for consoles are higher than the ones for guns, for example.

    At least there's the eShop (I have a Canadian account) and the grey market, but in some retailers you could find some really good deals on Nintendo games.

  10. The levels have signs which indicate the pieces in it, and they are marked/crossed when you get the pieces, so you can see if you already got all the sigils. To be honest, I didn't have any problem with the levels, never got lost or couldn't find where to go.

    I finished the game last week and it was pretty amazing, one of the best of 2014 really - probably my favorite PC title of the year. The puzzles were smart and only some of them were a but frustrating for me, I guess I'm not really that good with "puzzlers", had to look for walkthrough on some of later levels. What got me into the game though was it's story, it always felt so mysterious and writing is fantastic, I felt so connected with the Alexandra character, her visions about the main subject of the game sounded pretty honest and smart, I share some of the fears and insecurity that she has.

    The game kinda left me depressed a little bit, existentialist stuff can do that to me. But it was pretty good, it's definitely great to see games talking about those subjects.

    However, I think the game could be way shorter. I finished it in about 21-22 hours, by the end I was already tired. Also disliked the final puzzles to unlock the doors/floors, I'm really not that great at solving those, I just gave up at a certain point and looked at the solution in a walkthrough, in my opinion it wasn't needed to have this kind of puzzle when your game mechanic already is to solve puzzles.

  11. Man I'm looking forward to finding out what's so good about Rune Factory.


    I've been playing my 3DS a lot this week, as I got Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.


    Despite my earlier worries that it's going to be a crappy spinoff, (like a certain dancing game) it's really not. You start off by selecting whether you want to follow the P4 or P3 crew, and it just gets better from there.


    I really like how you don't play as 'original the character', but instead as one of the lead protagonists of P3/4. I chose P4 as I'm more knowledgeable of the P4 game. I think this is a really good decision, as there is no alienating barrier between the cast you love so much and the player. It really does feel like your back with old friends that you haven't seen in ages, going on a madcap adventure, which is a real testament to the writing and translation of the game. Also that the characters in the Persona games are just so fucking good. The whole concept of persona is great for this, the way you're exposed to their weaknesses and overcoming them in P4 meant that they really felt like real characters, and that you really care for them. There's also a lot of dialogue in this game that keeps me smiling throughout, which is kinda unexpected given the Etrian Odyssey gameplay.


    The original character that the game revolves around are also really well crafted, feeling like naturally they fit in the world of the persona games, and they are also charming. I look forward to seeing their story progression. I can't say much about them because I have only just completed the first labyrinth.


    The gameplay revolves around Etrian Odyssey, with a grid-based maze that you have to draw out and explore, with secrets galore and the horrifying and scary FOE's wandering about. It does feel like a simpler EO game in comparison to 4, but still has the satisfying hard as nails battles that gets you really thinking about your next move. The combat is great, combining elements of both Persona and EO. There is also a new (I think) mechanic in the fights, whereby if you perform a critical hit or exploit their weakness, your character becomes 'pumped', and provided they don't get hit by the end of the turn, their next move is free, requiring no SP/HP cost. This really adds a tactical element to the game, especially when resources are scarce. Should I cast Bufu on one character to get his weakness, and then cast Mubufu for free the next turn, hitting all the enemies in one go? Should I use heal on one of my front line party members who are low on health, or will my Agi attack kill the enemy (and not disrupt the 'pumped' chain). Agh! There's no right choice, as they're all good, but it does make me think about what I'm going to do in the future.


    Ugh this game is so deep, and really satisfying, and really great. I think I'm going to be playing this for a long while yet. My only gripes is that it looks like there's only going to be 4 Labyrinths, and with no over-world map, could lead to a short game (not that I'm really complaining, because it's taken me days to get to the boss of the 1st labyrinth, and it's clearly made with the intention that you complete it twice for both characters). Also you are given conversation choices which don't feel like they affect anything, meaning I just choose the dickish ones for laughs. Finally it really feels like this game was designed with persona players in mind, the game assumes that you have already played the two previous persona games, as there is next to no character introductions, and it's steeped with references. I don't think there'll be much for EO fans to enjoy out of this game, as the EO part feels simpler than what was in EO4.


    Also is it just me, but I'm still quite annoyed with Persona 4's translation, as

    they didn't make Kanji come out as gay, instead heavily suggesting it and just saying 'oh I looooove knitting, what's wrong with that?'. from what I read, in the Japanese version, he came out and everyone was cool with it and he could accept himself. If this is true, that's a huge difference in Kanji's character from the engilsh translation. And then for the translators to make the conscious decision not to make him gay is just a really shitty thing to do, for so many reasons. But then again I could also be completely wrong about this!


    edit: after writing this I did some googleing it turns out that the original translation was also ambiguous. This article explains it well.


    Edit: Whoops! I forgot that all important ]! Sorry if I ruined anything!

    Will I enjoy this game if I only played Persona 4?

    It's weird that, while Persona 4 is one of my favorite games of all times, I just couldn't get into Persona 3. It felt lacking when compared to Persona 4, I think the character conversations were more shallow, I wasn't really knowing their personalities and stuff.

    Anyway, right now I'm playing SMT Devil Survivor Overclocked and it seems like a pretty good game, with interesting characters. I think those kind of Japanese games with teenage characters are really my guilty pleasure, I'm just enjoying it way more than I initially thought.

  12. While I admit that it's a really awesome thing that Sony does (and definitely gets me on my Vita more than anything else they've done), saying that it's a basic feature isn't really fair. There are two companies with a home console and a portable system. One does it, one doesn't. I would love it if Nintendo joined in, and a lot of the things that Sony has done over the past 5-ish years have bought a lot of goodwill from me, but it's not really something that's fair to expect by default quite yet.

    I think I was really bad with my choice of words, I was actually meaning a real account system that let you buy stuff and download it on different devices, that's a necessary thing to make cross-buy possible. You're right about cross-buy, it isn't a basic feature, even though it's pretty nice and a common thing among mobile stuff I believe.

    Well, I did buy Shovel Knight, but on the 3DS, and totally recommend it! It's not only good because it's a nostalgic game - I even never owned a NES -, it's really well made in a lot of areas, especially on it's challenge and ability to create a good sense of joy on discovering things on it's simple and charming world. Great game.

  13. I brought shovel knight off the eshop ealier today :tup: really good, I could've happily played through the whole game in one sitting, but thought I'd stop and savour it. Beat 5/8 bosses.

    It's on sale at the moment

    Is it cross-buy?

    Edit: googled it and nope. Shame. I'll buy it for the 3ds then, need a new game to play while I'm at my girlfriend's house.

  14. This sale I got oly Metal Gear Ground Zeroes, Max Payne and Transistor. No serious harm done to the wallet.


    Transistor I got based on the recommendation of Bjorn in the GotY thread and yep, it's pretty good and way better than Bastion when it comes to gameplay. The visuals are crazy gorgerous as well. Best bought of this sale so far, totally worth it. 

  15. It's here guys, finally! This is the year the cell will show it's final form.

    I can't wait to go to my house and turn on my PS3 to see what it happens. I bet it will turn into a cat-bird robot and boom, you will be The (blown away) Last Guardian. This is the year.

  16. Well, this releases in some hours on Steam. I honestly can't wait to try it, never expected to see metal gear on PC.

    To be fair, I only played MGS2 and 3 HD on PS3 (only finished 2 though), but didn't really enjoy any of those because of outdated gameplay. It just didn't seemed right the way it played, very clunky aiming, movement and hiding, weird camera angles.

    However, the videos from Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain just seem too good, I think they probably updated the game to more modern standards now.