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  1. yo FUCK these stairs in Threads of Fate

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  2. Sega is temporarily giving away a Golden Axe sequel prototype on the 18th

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1368460/Golden_Axed_A_Cancelled_Prototype/

    1. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      That's pretty cool

    2. Teospooker

      Teospooker

      Iir, this is the pitch that SEGA Australia proposed for their initiative after they were done with Castle of Illusion.

  3. Any PS3 games (including PS1/2 Classics) worth checking out?

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      SMT: Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2

    2. pppp

      pppp

      Puppeteer is a criminally underappreciated 2d platformer, Modnation Racers is a good kart racing game, PS All Stars is a decent Sony Smash clone, The first 2 Little Big Planet games paved the way for Mario Maker(Miyamoto himself said he was a fan of them back in the day), Ratchet and Clank is great of course. You also can play on it the definitive version of Ico..

    3. Sean

      Sean

      I picked up physical copies of DDS but I've been eyeing Persona 2 and Devil Summoner since those are much more expensive on the second hand market. Might look into Puppeteer as well.

    4. Kiva Fever

      Kiva Fever

      Spec Ops the Line comes to mind. Its a FPS yes but it managed to defy the tropes other FPS were doing at the time to the point where it deconstructs the genre. It hasn't gotten a port to PS4 yet but its worth checking out.

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I thought that was a third person shooter?

    6. Sean

      Sean

      I'm mostly looking into exclusives and PS1/2 classics (Spec Ops is on PC) because Good Guy Sony is getting rid of PS3 games on the web storefront in a few days, but yeah I have heard interesting things about it sans spoilers. Might keep an eye out for a GOG sale that has it.

    7. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      If you have a Japanese PSN account, you can get Shadow the Hedgehog.

      No idea why you'd want to do that, but you can.

    8. Sean

      Sean

      lol

      I haven't gotten much use out of my Japanese account but I did buy Twinkle Star Sprites: La Petite Princesse.

       

    9. Kiva Fever

      Kiva Fever

      Oh yeah Haunting Ground aka Demento is on JP PSN too. Its one of my favorite games but you might need to either know Japanese or the game before hand to figure out what the menus and items do. I don't think its too bad that you can play with the language barrier since everything is spoken in English anyways but yeah.

    10. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I happened to watch a video about "Ape Escape," it's a game I've wanted to try but never had the chance. I've only heard good things if your looking to try it.

      I also really got into a game called "Choro Q" on PS2. It was like a strange adventure game in which you play as a sentient car and win races while traveling an overworld. It felt like a fairly niche game and while I loved it 15 years ago, it might not be for everyone.

      Oh, if you like platforming and customising, you could look into "Graffiti Kingdom." You can create your own character and people make some creative stuff if you check out the game on YouTube.

      I don't know how available my last two suggestions will be.

    11. Sean

      Sean

      I'm no good with horror games but I do love watching them so I'll probably check out a longplay of Haunting Ground, especially since it's in-season.

      I have the US and Japanese (PSN) versions of Ape Escape and it's pretty good. The other two don't seem to be on PSN at all though.

    12. pppp

      pppp

      @Sean To be fair the not purchasing thing is only for web and mobile. ps3 content will still be purchasable on the console itself:

      https://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-is-reportedly-scaling-back-the-playstation-store-on-web-and-mobile/1100-6483174/

      "The biggest change is that PS3, PSP, and PS Vita games will no longer be able to be purchased from mobile or web storefronts. They will only be available through the store apps on the PS3 or PS Vita. Notably, the PSP store on the device was discontinued back in 2016, meaning PSP players will only be able to digitally purchase games through a PS3 or PS Vita."

    13. Mil-O-Lantern

      Mil-O-Lantern

      Will vouch for the LBP games (1 & 2), absolutely fantastic games, and ModNation Racers being criminally underrated. (There's also LBP Karting, which is effectively MNR but with an LBP flavor.)

      And if you like PS1 platformers, the original Crash and Spyro trilogies are up there, as well as the original Crash Team Racing.

      thatgamecompany's stuff is pretty nice too, although I'm only familiar with flower. Heard incredible things about Journey (which was pegged by many as a GOTY when it came out), as well as good things about flow.

    14. Sean

      Sean

      Trying to purchase games on the PS3 is a nightmare so it might as well be dead at this point. I'm sure Sony will kill the PS3 storefront for real in the near future. This fucking company does a tremendous job making me regret not buying an Xbox.

    15. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Also, even if you don't have the earlier models of the PS3 with backwards compatibility for the PS2, every model supports PS1 games.

      I'd say to get the games you absolutely cannot get physically, like the rarer limited release games.

    16. Sean

      Sean

      Generally I prioritize games I can't find for under 50 dollars or Japanese imports. Like yeah I could buy a physical copy of Persona 2 but the prices on Pricecharting make me not want to lol

      Earlier, I picked up Speed Power Gunbike and Rakugaki Showtime on Japanese PSN. The latter is pretty fun, it's basically Smash Bros. if everyone was Ness. Also it has Marina Liteyears which I didn't know about until I fought her!!

       

  4. I hope Sega modified the Sonic 2 ROM on Steam so that it forces intrusive ads and broken controls onto the player even for people who have previously paid for it, for the true free Sonic giveaway experience.

    1. Ryannumber1Scarer

      Ryannumber1Scarer

      Can they make sure that it crashes a lot too? I feel like that's a key part to the Sonic 2 experience

  5. whenever I see That Topic

     

  6. This Blaze mod for Sonic Mania is really good. Every game needs a Blaze mod

    https://gamebanana.com/skins/178593

  7. The puyo boss in Mania always makes me feel hella dumb

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Either I'm just really good at Puyo Puyo...

       

      ...or u suck lawl

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      During the rest of the entire game: Haha yes, p = mv, s = Δt, f = µN - sin(arctan(xbutton.hold()))

      Getting thrown into that boss: uuuuh *mind rapidly flips through the tetris-esque games playbook upside down*

    3. Celestia

      Celestia

      I don't understand Puyo enough to bother with anything fancy in that boss, since it feels like he self-destructs after a while anyway. I don't know if that's true but whenever I played Mean Bean I never got very far since you kind of HAVE to do combos.

  8. It's pretty weird how people have been acting like SMRPG was never an important game for the last few years

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      They only do it to downplay Geno’s importance 

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      They only do it to downplay Geno’s importance 

    3. Sean

      Sean

      I don't mind if people don't like Geno or don't want him in Smash, and tbh I don't really care as much anymore either, but I won't stand by this blatant disrespect for SMRPG I've been seeing as of late

    4. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Important in what way..?

    5. Sean

      Sean

      SMRPG was designed to be an entry point for the JRPG genre in the west because Squaresoft's RPGs had only been selling well in Japan up to that point, and it was a major unprecedented collaboration between two of the most popular video game developers featuring the most popular video game mascot at the time. The historical context surrounding it is significant and it sold about as well as one could hope for since it was near the end of the SNES's lifespan.

  9. I'm not mad about Steve Minecraft but I am furious trying to get the Steam version of SA2 to work after reinstalling it which never seems to work JESUS CHRIST THIS PORT SUCKS.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'm not sure what the GCN/DC modding scene is like for SA2, but if you're not fussed about mods then you should try playing it that way. Otherwise, I think if you Google the problem you're having then you may be able to find an answer. Is it just that the game literally went boot? I've heard of that issue before.

      It's a shoddy port through and through. Like, the source material of SA2B isn't quite as garbage as SADX and SEGA at least bothered to implement widescreen, but even the original SA2B on GCN had issues that they didn't bother to fix. Each subsequent Sonic port and re-release is almost always a downgrade from what came before.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      I can't live without mods but the journey to get there is hell

    3. Ryannumber1Scarer

      Ryannumber1Scarer

      I haven't been able to get SA2 to launch on Steam, period. If I don't play in performance mode on my laptop, I can get to 60fps locked, but it drops to 30 every few seconds, and if I play in performance mode, no matter what I do, going into the config file and setting it to 60fps, it will still run at 120 no matter what.

      I don't understand how SEGA get away with still offering this shitpile for money, it doesn't work.

    4. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      this might sound dumb but check your audio device settings aren't set for playback above like, 16 or 24 bit or something like that

       

      because yes having your audio playback quality too high can actually stop the port working 

  10. Thank god it wasn't Doomguy

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Wait what’s wrong with doom guy?

    2. Sean

      Sean

      He's like Waluigi for dudebros

  11. I'm not too interested in Steve but his inclusion will make a lot of kids happy and they are the only Smash fans who matter

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      But Sean, what about MY feelings and MY opinions. Why won't anyone listen to ME.

  12. Thanks I hate it

     

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      ...why go through this effort

    2. Marcello

      Marcello

      He looks 15 now... 

    3. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      Doesn't even look like the same dude

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      ....an upgrade huh?

    5. Emperor Spooky

      Emperor Spooky

      Um... wow, is it just me or does this new face resemble Tom Holland's?

    6. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      Shouldn't we be used to Peter Parker's face constantly changing at this point? It's been a few decades already.

    7. Sean

      Sean

      Last I checked I can still see Tobey's face in the Raimi trilogy

    8. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Well this seems... pointless.

      So if Peter shows up in Miles' game, this is the face we'll likely be seeing?

    9. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      And I assume you can still see whoever's face that is in the PS4 version. If not, well we should all be getting used to that with digital platforms, they can alter whatever they want, whenever they want in the games we already bought.

    10. Ryannumber1Scarer

      Ryannumber1Scarer

      This was a really bad idea. The model already looked great, and now it just looks weird as fuck.

      @NegaMetallix - It is. It was confirmed this is the new Peter model.

    11. Wraith

      Wraith

      They put out a cutscene of him next to the doc ock model and they just look like they're from two completely different games lol

       

       

    12. Boomer

      Boomer

      It looks even worse next to MJ. She looks like an older sister now...

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    13. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Yeah, that face just doesn't work. Like, no offense to the new motion capture actor, but even with Insomniac's excuse it really feels like they made this change primarily to make Peter look closer to his MCU counterpart, which is completely unnecessary.

      If I wanted to play as "MCU Spidey" in the game, I'd just wear one of the costumes.

    14. Jovahexeon Explosive Witch

      Jovahexeon Explosive Witch

      Man, tarnish the thought of trying to not bow to the MCU for once, I guess. SMH

      Wonder if this is why it's required to buy Miles Morales before getting the remaster, if they knew what backlash this would get.

    15. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Is that the barry allen actor from the flash tv series?

    16. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      It's meant to look like Yuri but it comes off looking like Tom Holland and Scott the Woz

  13. Do you think Sonic died before the events of The Wind Waker

    1. Sean

      Sean

      It's easy to assume that Sonic died when Hyrule got flooded but I think it's possible he's still out there, he's a resourceful guy who has survived much worse before. It's also weird that the game doesn't mention at all his whereabouts or if he's even alive but I guess they were saving him for the sequel

    2. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      No, but I do know that mario was sent to lost hex before the events of sonic lost World happened. 

    3. Celestia

      Celestia

      Most fans agree that he perished considering all the hints. However since BOTW is said to potentially take place in any/all of the timeline splits, it seems he was somehow resurrected at some point.

       

    4. Plumbers_Helper

      Plumbers_Helper

      He seems to be doing fine, but I not sure if this is the same Sonic from Ocarina of Time or just another descendant of Sonic.

       

  14. -sees an old Unleashed topic that was bumped- I don't want to remember what I thought of Unleashed back then

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Ready for some cringe bro. 

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I already can't read my old Sonic Forces posts. So much hope, utterly crushed.

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Huh, seems like I never responded to this...

      maybe i should change that

  15. There is a Wind Waker GCN hack that, among other things, implements the swift sail (plus the automatic wind changing) and optionally makes it even faster. I'm never touching the butt ugly Wii U version again

    https://github.com/WideBoner/betterww

    1. azoo

      azoo

      aaaaaaaaaand downloaded

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I don't see anything about this making the dungeons actually good though 

    3. Sean

      Sean

      There's no need since they're already good as is

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Ngl, bringing the conveniences of the Wii U version (and extras) over to the GCN original is great for those who prefer it for whatever reason and I'm not knocking the efforts and skills of those involved, but I just don't like Wind Waker at all. Art style, sailing, dungeon design, game layout... Bleh. The Wii U version was my first actually playing the game and I was sorely disappointed by it.

      If I'm ever going to replay it to give it another chance, I'll just get my Wii U out. The convenience of inventories and maps on the second screen in the 3DS and Wii U versions of OoT, MM, WW and TP are invaluable. Nintendo even knew this when they were developing BotW as a Wii U exclusive game.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      The Zelda games had some of the best usage of the gamepad on the system and I'll forever be bitter that Nintendo has ditched dual screen gaming for the foreseeable future.

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Yep. Dual screen gaming is a real boon.

  16. I'm replaying Wind Waker on the Gamecube. It's brought back some good memories but I made an extra save file after Forsaken Fortress so that in future playthroughs I can just start at Windfall Village. Fuck that place.

    1. Adamabba
    2. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Wii U version or go home.

    3. Sean

      Sean

      That one's hideous

    4. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Swift Sail is all I need in the Wii U version.

  17. Spent the afternoon playing Metroid Prime via PrimeHack, it's insane just how much nicer it is playing with PC FPS controls compared to the official schemes.

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    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      I made a tweet years back about how Luigi is so accepting because he doesn't question Mario wearing dresses in Odyssey, but now that I think about it, this instance really goes above and beyond to show what an accepting and good-hearted soul Luigi is.

  19. Picking Luigi after having not played Galaxy 1 in over five years might not have been the best idea

    1. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      You can just pick Luigi?

      Off the bat?

    2. Sean

      Sean

      I'm using my old save file

  20. The blooper surfing mission kicks you out of the entire level if you fail to get the par time. It's actually better to kill Mario to immediately restart than it is to finish the race. WHY.

    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      So this one doesn't catch you out later - the terrible awful river-riding/red-coin collecting secret course in Delfino Plaza that takes three minutes of boat riding with a Yoshi to get to has a pipe at the end of it, unlike every other secret course in the game.  You'd think it's there to return you to the start of the secret course due to how brutally hard it is and how you only get one shot at it.

      This is not the case, the pipe sends you back to Delfino Plaza to repeat the entire process of getting into the secret course again in full.  The only way to retry the secret course IS to kill Mario.  So yeah, don't touch the pipe (and take a decent stock of lives just in case).

    2. VisionaryofSUPER

      VisionaryofSUPER

      Yeah, it was just easier to kill Mario than to complete the race and get kicked out to the hub.

  21. Bizarre question but like... do shines have any purpose whatsoever in Sunshine? I'm looking up the requirements for beating the game and they don't appear to be tied to how many you actually collect unless I'm missing something here.

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      The problem with the games structure is that you have to do 6 episodes in order for shadow Mario to appear in episode 7 so it’s all mandatory. It’s not like 64 where you had the freedom to do whatever you wanted in order to meet a certain requirement of stars. 

    2. Winston

      Winston

      I don't think the amount of shines you collect really matters. What matters is if you've beaten seven stages in each level I believe. So there is a minimum amount technically, but it's correlated to the levels. So if you beat six missions in each stage, not doing the seventh, and get the other shines from secrets and blue coins that add up to the total of only doing the seven missions in each level, it won't unlock. You have to do the seven stages in each level to get to the ending. 

    3. Sean

      Sean

      So there really is no purpose to any of the shines you get from non-episodic missions or even the blue coins. WHY DOES THIS GAME HAVE BLUE COINS.

    4. Wraith

      Wraith

      Yeah the requirement is just beat mission 7 on each stage. On my first Playthrough I didn't unlock the level until 70-80 shines but on latest playthriugh i got it in the 40s lol. 

      Very polarizing. Not sure why they stuck to such an arbitrary number of shines besides tradition 

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      The blue coins are to buy shine sprites from the tanooki store. This game was rushed as hell and my theory is that those blue coins were a substitute for the scrapped levels they had planned for the game but they needed to sell GameCube copies

    6. Winston

      Winston

      It's probably because of Super Mario 64 having 120 stars, and they didn't want to fall short of that in the sequel. It was a rushed game, and figured having blue coins everywhere would be easier than creating entirely new levels or missions in their development time. It's certainly not fun though collecting them, and there's no real reason to fully complete it outside of if you really love Sunshine or like a new picture at the end of the credits. 

    7. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      The more shines you collect, the brighter the island gets.

    8. Nix

      Nix

      You get a reward for collecting them all.

      Spoiler

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    9. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      collecting enough shines is what unlocks most levels so technically you do need to collect them to beat the game, but you get enough just by doing the first 7 missions of each level so it's basically pointless to collect any of the others.

      it's real dumb.

    10. Sean

      Sean

      ugghhh and here I was playing the game trying to get every blue coin thinking I could cash them in and skip most of the bad stuff.

    11. JezMM

      JezMM

      Yeah the only thing it would TECHNICALLY affect is how quickly you open up all seven courses.  A player who is struggling to complete the mandatory missions in the earlier courses could collect more shines elsewhere in order to open up the later courses just to have more choice on what mandatory shines to tackle first if they're sick of trying the earlier ones over and over. 

      And even with the above, there's another cheeky mandatory roadblock in that you need to clear Pinna Park Episode 4 to open Sirena Beach and Pianta Village.  If you're struggling enough with earlier courses you're certainly gonna struggle with Pinna Park Episode 3 (the pirate ship red coins one) so all of what I said is of incredibly limited and specific value.

       

      So yeah, in short, Mario Sunshine is full of horrendous design choices that fly in the face of what made Super Mario 64 so beloved and deserving of a sequel, yes.

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    UUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHH

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      How does it feel 

    2. Sean
    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I too play through games I hate more than once just so that I feel justified in my hate. 

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

      mario is smiling there... but inside, his heart tells a different tale...

      *closes eyes while looking sad*

    5. I Have Berry!

      I Have Berry!

      The image of pure Melon-choly

    6. Ryannumber1Scarer

      Ryannumber1Scarer

      Just wait til you get to the pachinko machine 

    7. Jovahexeon Explosive Witch

      Jovahexeon Explosive Witch

      Or the poisonous river ride.

    8. Sean

      Sean

      @Blue Blood I've never really played through all of Sunshine before. Kept starting and restarting throughout the years but this is my first serious attempt at beating it.

    9. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Blimey. You just did one of the worst missions in the game, and considering the new control schemes... yuck. I can't much stand the thought of trying that mission. If you still dislike Sunshine or dislike it even more now, that's pretty understandable.

    10. Sean

      Sean

      I still want to see it to the end but this mission made me give up on ever wanting to 100% complete it

    11. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Don't 100% Sunshine. Just don't. Most of the game's bullshit can be avoided through the story missions, but you'll be up against some real shit if you go for everything. Cut your losses, and only see the better parts of the game. 

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