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andi*pandi  (op)
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Dec 8, 2020, 10:15 AM
 
Legends of hyrule currently sitting in the cart. I know, I know, I haven't technically finished botw yet...
Just dance 2021 also... but unlike the wii this version requires everyone to have phones, so... maybe not - ah, joycons work so that's good.
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Dec 8, 2020, 02:37 PM
 
I’ve only heard good things about LoH, and I enjoyed “Warriors” games a lot back in the day.

I forgot to ask... what turned you off Link’s Awakening?

I kinda miss BotW. For whatever reason I really miss combing the beach for coconuts. Still, I might wait until the sequel to play again.


River City Ransom is turning out to be a good game for me. I only want to play it for a few hours, and then I get bored, but a couple days later it’ll call out again.
     
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Dec 11, 2020, 06:23 PM
 
Link: I read the reviews that it was basically a side scroller and half of what we like about BOTW is climbing the scenic vistas, ha. Coconuts!
     
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Dec 12, 2020, 12:55 PM
 
Oh, gotcha! I thought maybe it had a bad review.

Even though BotW is far superior, I still like the old-school ones, too. The only issue I have is I invariably get stuck, and they’re linear enough that unless I want to look it up, that ends the game.

I’ve gotten stuck in BotW, but just go on to do something else. One example is on the beach. I was never able to find all the glowy bits, so I’m still locked out of that dungeon-shrine-whatever. NBD. In an old Zelda, that would be game over, because whatever’s in there would be required to move forward. Nintendo finally realized that’s bad design.



River City Ransom is in a nice phase where I’m actually getting better at fighting, whereas earlier I was winning fights by grinding for more power.
     
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Dec 30, 2020, 04:47 PM
 
Needed to do some gaming, and wanted something with more depth than River City Ransom.

Everything in 3D All-Stars is still too overwhelming, so I picked up Valkyria Chronicles, which is a Sega joint from 2008. It’s kinda sorta like The Sound of Music if the von Trapps had a thirty-ton tank named “Edelweiss” out in the barn.

It would be an instant recommendation for anyone who likes squad-level, turn-based combat, but unfortunately the mission design is wildly uneven. One was bad enough I almost quit the game in disgust. Also, the story and endless dialogue are hot garbage.

Everything else is great. The presentation is clever, the game engine is gorgeous despite its age, and the combat mechanics are fun. A lot of it is hard, but it’s generally the good kind of hard. Most of the time I only have myself to blame when a sniper blows my head off or I get a rocket shot up my tank’s butt.
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Dec 30, 2020, 06:09 PM
 
Excellent review.

yesterday I watched the kids play vintage kirby, and at one point where they were dying repeatedly, I was like, pretty hard game for 25 years old.
     
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Dec 30, 2020, 08:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Excellent review.
Thank you!

I forgot pictures...




It really knocks it out of the park when you’re running through smoke.





Edit: you can see on the first pic it’s using the “hand-drawn” effect to help mask some seriously low-poly models.

Edit2: Half the women in the unit have these ridiculous hairdos which actually interfere with aiming.
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Grabbed Valkyria Chronicles 4 (2 and 3 are only on Sony portables). After an hour’s worth of play it’s so similar to the first, I’m going to burn out, so I put it on the “save for later” list. The biggest difference so far is this one has swears.

I’ve been hearing good things about about Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, and decided to give it a shot. It’s Harvest Moon meets Contra meets Spider-Man meets Miss Piggy. Starts very slow. Kinda didn’t like it at first, but it’s growing on me.
     
 
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