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  1. I have no idea how people can like Mega Man 2 when everything about it feels like a textbook study of how not to design a good Mega Man game.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      ^ That's more or less how I feel. MM2 was a massive step-up from 1 and really helped make a name for the series, and yeah I totally get how people can say it's their favorite, flaws and all. But with six of these damn games on the NES I really cannot agree at all with the fans who say it's the objective peak of the series, or how it went downhill after 2 (or 3 depending on who you ask).

      A lot of my annoyance toward the pedestal upon which 2 is placed also has to do with Capcom officially acknowledging it by designing MM9 as a successor to 2, and I'm not talking about just the removal of the slide or charge shot but also the ridiculous trial and error difficulty and reuse of music. And I actually like 9 more than 2. But wow are a lot of parts of that game not fun at all and feel like a deliberate regression from 3 and 4's tight and (mostly) fair difficulty.

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  2. I have no idea how people can like Mega Man 2 when everything about it feels like a textbook study of how not to design a good Mega Man game.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      By far my biggest problem with it is how certain bosses in the Wily stages cannot be defeated without the right weapons. If you ran out of crash bombs to defeat that stupid orb boss then you might as well get yourself a game over because dying doesn't reset weapon energy. If you don't have bubble lead for the alien fight then you can't beat it. And getting a game over means you lose all of your E-tanks so this is the last thing you want if you already struggle a lot with it.

      I hate dealing with enemies and bosses in this game, their patterns are too erratic for me to react to even when I know they're coming. It's impossible for me to dodge the aforementioned orb's projectiles without using the pause trick. That's not to say I don't struggle at other Mega Man games, I absolutely do, but X1-4 and Zero 2-4 are easier for me to wrap my head around and adapt to than Mega Man 2's difficulty.

      Mega Man 3-6 have their moments but I find them fine to play for the most part, especially 4 and 5. 1 and 2 are the ones I have a hard time going back to and I can only really appreciate their historical relevance over their quality or fun factor. The way I play games, let alone other Mega Man games, just isn't compatible with what MM2 demands of me.

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  3. so how we feeling about Speed Me Up

    1. Sean

      Sean

      I heard like five seconds and immediately stopped listening

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  4. Despite how hilariously bad MM8's voice acting is, I think Rock's voice is way better in this game than in anything else I've heard him in (Battle Network 5DS, Mega Man 11... I'm fucking sick of Capcom or whoever casting middle-aged dudebros for him since he's supposed to be a little boy), and Wily sounds legitimately well-cast and -acted here.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      I think Capcom really dropped the ball when they chose to port BN1 of all games when they could have done a Zero-esque collection of the BN series

      Now however is their chance to repent for their sin

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  5. Despite how hilariously bad MM8's voice acting is, I think Rock's voice is way better in this game than in anything else I've heard him in (Battle Network 5DS, Mega Man 11... I'm fucking sick of Capcom or whoever casting middle-aged dudebros for him since he's supposed to be a little boy), and Wily sounds legitimately well-cast and -acted here.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      Lan himself sounds like he's 45 when he's supposed to be 8

      The voices kind of ruin 5DS for me. If a Battle Network Legacy Collection comes out (and it better fuckin') I wouldn't mourn too much if they just stuck the GBA versions onto there even though I like the Navi party system that lets you control other Navis in battle.

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  6. I hate that I spend more time debating what game I should play than playing the game myself. 

    1. Sean

      Sean

      lol same. And another issue I have is that I buy new games and spend most of my time playing old ones.

  7. X4's final boss is in the running for worst Mega Man boss battle in history. A fucking atrocious bookend to what is otherwise a good game.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      I think that's X5. But X4's definitely a weird looking Sigma (or two of them, rather) either way:

      Who thought that forcing you to fight two final bosses at once, with two separate health bars, that have more attacks than the average Mega Man boss fight, take around ten minutes to beat, and can fucking insta-kill you by spawning heads while you're hugging the wall, would make a good fight? Jesus christ, the game was good up until this point but this brought down most of my goodwill toward the overall product.

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  8. A few months ago my PS3 started to get wonky, shutting off at random. I put it up because I thought that the issue was that the power socket was loose and was waiting for the tools to try and fix it. Yesterday however I tried to run it to see how it was doing and it now refuses to turn on at all, which indicates that I was wrong and something in the thing blew. So my PS3 is kil.

       Now used consoles are always a crapshoot so I figured that I'd strike out sometime, so I'm not horribly upset. Now that I know that PS3's have mandatory installs I now know and I'll pass this advice along for anyone looking to get one: don't get the 12GB model like I did, or else you'll only be able to play like two or three games at a time.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      That sucks. It's gonna suck if/when my PS3 dies since I have a bunch of PS1 games on it I still need to play and it's the only way I can play Scott Pilgrim.

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  9. “Oh my god the art style and/or animation of this TV show/movie is so bad you guys!!!!”

    >uses screengrabs of what are clearly inbetween shots to make their case

    1. Sean

      Sean

      100% of the shots involving humans in the Mewtwo remake look terrible

       

      I'm also not sure how it matters whether these are in-between shots since it's a CG movie.

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  10. When Autism is given a stereotypical depiction by people or representation by the media, what misconception do you have a bigger issue with? Being portrayed as incompetent, emotionless simpletons or extremely savant supergeniuses?

    1. Sean

      Sean

      Both are just as bad, positive stereotypes are still stereotypes and can lead to harmful interactions with others

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  11. Reaction: the GBA version of Chain of Memories is story-relevant.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      These games' stories aren't relevant because none of KH's story is relevant

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  12. I actually, genuinely, keep forgetting that the Sonic movie exists. As soon as I stop looking at stuff for it, the movie completely exits my mind. Once I see a trailer or a poster, I remember it exists. And then when I look at something else, I forget again.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      This is the only reason I want the movie to hurry up and release, 'cause once it does I will never have to look at any promotional material and be reminded about it again

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  13. Beat Earthbound yesterday. Excellent game. 
    Now it's time to move onto the final game in the Mother trilogy. I am prepared for tears.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      EarthBound is some good shit

  14. Over the past 30 years, Batman and Spider-Man have had six cartoons each.

    Superman has had one.

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    1. Sean

      Sean

      "Superman isn't interesting enough for a cartoon/movie/video game" has got to be the worst forced meme in human history

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  15. With the year underway I think we as a Fandom need yo come together, stop fighting and finally collectively agree with my opinion that Sonic CD isn't very good. Let's start today my brothers 

    1. Sean

      Sean

      I find it a lot more fun when I play it less like a regular Sonic game by time traveling and exploring for generators and holograms. I can appreciate the level design for what it is when I'm taking it easy and intentionally backtracking, rather than attempting to fight against it. I don't really like going for the time stones anymore, partly because the Taxman version's smoother framerate makes this endeavor much more difficult than it was in the Sega CD and PC versions.

      It's flawed but it has a lot of unique charm that other Sonic games usually don't emulate (Chaotix is the only other one that feels like it takes directly after CD). It's not one of my favorite Sonic games, but I totally get the cult-like obsession behind it now.

       

       

      Besides Sonic 2 is the worst one

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  16. probably the best thing we'll all see this week

     

    1. Sean

      Sean

      Charles is the most precious VA in the industry

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  17. every year sakurai is chained to smash bros is another year he could have spent making another godlike AAA action game like kid icarus uprising

    1. Sean

      Sean

      On the bright side he seems to genuinely enjoy what he's doing (to a fault, arguably). There hasn't been any indication that he'd rather work on something else.

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  18. A supposed leaker is claiming that a new Paper Mario game is coming this year, and that it is "going back to how it was".

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/01/rumour_prolific_leaker_says_well_get_paper_mario_and_a_2d_metroid_this_year

    What makes this interesting is that this is the same guy who was leaking all of the major E3 conference announcements last year.

    https://kotaku.com/twitter-user-who-leaked-most-e3-announcements-says-nint-1835374477

    Also apparently a new 2D Metroid as well but whatever 

    1. Sean

      Sean

      Nintendo has just been weirdly, uncharacteristically aggressive about not revisiting the PM64/TTYD style that I actually believe them when they say it. They're not like this with any of their other series, and I fully expect to see a brand new F-Zero or Star Fox game before we get another good Paper Mario game, much less one that follows the old formula.

      I envy you guys for being optimistic but I've given up years ago.

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  19. A supposed leaker is claiming that a new Paper Mario game is coming this year, and that it is "going back to how it was".

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/01/rumour_prolific_leaker_says_well_get_paper_mario_and_a_2d_metroid_this_year

    What makes this interesting is that this is the same guy who was leaking all of the major E3 conference announcements last year.

    https://kotaku.com/twitter-user-who-leaked-most-e3-announcements-says-nint-1835374477

    Also apparently a new 2D Metroid as well but whatever 

    1. Sean

      Sean

      Paper Mario rumors are bullshit and I wish people would stop making them since Nintendo has repeatedly shot down the idea of ever going back to the old style, and told fans to fuck off and play a different series instead. They weren't even this hardheaded about Metroid after Other M destroyed the series rep for a while.

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  20. It kinda bothers me how the more vocal parts of the Smash community have turned on Fire Emblem because of Byleth. Why is it so hard to just...play the game and enjoy it?

    1. Sean

      Sean

      My problem with Byleth isn't even just that it's another FE character in a season pass full of nothing but third parties (if they had to sell us another FE I'd rather it be a separate purchase like Piranha Plant), but also that there are so many characters from 3H that would have been way more unique and interesting. Smash is a game that prides itself on how unpredictable its reveals and fanservice can be; Byleth is the most boring, predictable choice you could have pulled from that game.

      Also, I don't think Smash picking a single house lord as its 3H rep would be anymore problematic than picking Incineroar as its sole SM character, so it's also weird to me seeing people say that they couldn't have gone with just Claude or Edelgard for that reason.

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  21. It kinda bothers me how the more vocal parts of the Smash community have turned on Fire Emblem because of Byleth. Why is it so hard to just...play the game and enjoy it?

    1. Sean

      Sean

      It's pretty dumb when they ask us to pay for a fighter pass without telling us who the characters are, and suggesting to us that they will all be from brand new series not currently represented by Smash (and btw the "actually they meant new FIGHTERS" rhetoric doesn't work here considering Smult already includes everyone from past games). So the people who bought the pass thinking that everything will be new, as we were told, only to find that the last one is yet another fucking Fire Emblem character who has at least seven other reps, are probably going to feel a little swindled.

      Goes for every single game that does season passes without telling players what the contents will be, not just Smash. I think the practice is extremely bad and I wish companies would stop doing it.

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  22. sora in smash with KH2 mechanics
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    sora in smash with KH3 mechanics:
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    1. Sean

      Sean

      You know which one Square would make Sakurai go with

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  23. Yeah I want Sora in Smash Bros.

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    1. Sean

      Sean

      I love that horrible Hot Topic-shopping child

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  24. I wonder if Nintendo are ever going to re-release Mario Sunshine? They have such high standards for Mario games now and some very strict rules, but Sunshine doesn't really adhere to either. Its very buggy and uncooperative, and was clearly rushed too. Plus playing the game without analogue triggers is really difficult, but the GCN controller is the only controller that Nintendo has ever made with them.

    I'd love to play a Sunshine re-release, but it seems like a bit of a pipe dream.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      It's the worst 3D Mario game but it's still better than the majority of 3D platformers. I liked what I played of it and it needs to make a comeback.

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