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  1. -Robin-

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS

    I consider its "blandness" as a point in its favor. Metal Gear Solid has always been ridiculously convoluted and, for lack of word, sophisticated, but at the same time it has never strayed away from doing silly and blunt things befitting a video game. The ! is the epitome of that, a quick and flashy reminder that you're not simply watching something or doing non-videogamey stuff, despite it being just a punctuation mark.
  2. -Robin-

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    It's nice to see Paragus as obviously older. No matter the setting for Broly and him, Planet Vegeta's destruction and the death of the Saiyan race is fixed, and so events have to reflect that time-wise. The Broly Z movie took place in the Cell Saga, about 31 years after the planet blew up. This Super movie takes place while Pan is at least one year old, about 15 years later than that, so everyone's older as a result. Nice attention to detail.
  3. -Robin-

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS

    The ! is an iconic series staple anyway, so no matter the bad blood in the background, this is the far better icon to go with.
  4. Glad to see the Special Stages in Plus control the same and are as intelligently designed as the originals were.


    ....No wait, I said that wrong. It's shameful to see the Special Stages in Plus control the same and are as intelligently designed as the originals were.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      I despise the new special stages. So many special effects that it easily fucks with you and makes it hard to tell where you're going, and the stage itself is nowhere near designed well.

    2. Harkofthewaa


      Yeah, I think they went with making them hard over making them fun.

    3. TheOcelot


      I've played the new speical stages enough times that I never fail to beat them now. They are well designed. It just requires practice. As I've said before you can beat all the new ones by staying in mach2 speed.

    4. Strickerx5


      I only found 1, 2, and 7 to be difficult (7 because of some trick spacing and the stupid fact that the ground is the same color as the pit). The rest I pretty much beat on my first go of them.

      Though yeah, I will say that they weren’t nearly as fun or well designed as the first set.

    5. Dejimon11


      Man the special stages in the base game are good. In plus lol they're bad.

    6. KHCast


      Are they pretty down there in terms of special stages throughout the series?

    7. Strickerx5


      @KHCast Honestly, I’d still say that they’re a lot better than a majority of the other special stages... but that really isn’t saying much considering how much I hate special stages in general.

  5. It's clear that Classic Knuckles really doesn't want anything to do with Sonic unless he absolutely needs to, so other Classic games from here on could very well sub in Mighty for him, so the setting doesn't always have to return to the Master Emerald or Angel Island to justify Knuckles.

    Ray's harder to justify over Tails though, since Tails has no animosity at all. Wonder how they'd go about subbing Ray in for that, unless they just go with the four as a set.

    1. Forte-Metallix


      I think Ray's connection to Mighty, and now Team Sonic as a whole, is enough to justify him coming back to help in later adventures. But they could just as easily say he, or any of the others, might not be available for a game. They're all Sonic's friends, but that doesn't mean they're obligated to spend all their time with him.

  6. Multiverse theory dictates there exists a universe where Sonic Mania has Marble Garden Zone, and Encore Mode for Marble Garden Zone uses the sunset backdrop pallet.

    1. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Glad I'm not in that universe. I reaally dislike Marble Garden Zone

  7. ....The open space in the middle of the "O" in the Sonic title logos is slanted, in order to look like Sonic revving up a Spindash.





    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Nope. It's been like that since Sonic 1 in Japan and Europe. (America used a different type face when they made their Sonic 1 logo so the o-space is round in that one).


  8. -Robin-

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Nah, I prefer Cell to stay gone to retain the irony. He was created to be the ultimate life form, one that could never be beaten, and he fanatically believed himself to be so. Now he's the weakest Z Saga villain by a huuuuuuuge margin. It's perfect.
  9. The villain of the new DB movie could be a chihuahua in a party hat stepping on bubble wrap and I'd still watch it if the setup leading into it is good.

  10. Late game Ys VIII music spoiler. No details about the game enclosed. 


    Something about this song reminds me of Gamma's stages in Adventure, and Eggman's stages in Adventure 2. Possibly the dancy electronic stuff. 


  11. -Robin-

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS

    Echo Fighters are characters that have identical speed, height, and weight to the characters they are based on. It's the reason Doctor Mario and Pichu are not Echo Fighters. If Shadow were to be an Echo Fighter, he would have identical mobility stats and size to Sonic.
  12. To those that haven't played Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana yet, go play it, dammit.


    To those that have played Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana, dammit why didn't you tell me to play it sooner.

  13. -Robin-

    What game are you currently playing?

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Switch port. I'll be upfront, this is probably my favorite RPG I've ever played. Not necessarily the best RPG I've played, but certainly the one I got really attached to, and one I feel needs to be played by everyone. The combat is very kinetic with the speed of the characters and the utility of the special moves (though with some button niggles (that can be remapped in the options, fair enough)), and it's a blast to just run through enemies, or just run right past them. It's linear for the most part, but with just enough optional content to let you take without it feeling hammered in. But honestly, the characters and story really sell it. It's got wonderful pacing, with all sorts of intrigue, sadness, triumph, and just pure heart to it, and the characters are an absolute delight to know and help out. It's got that Majora's Mask feel to it where you could just complete the story missions and continue on, but you are going to want to help out the people because you want to see them progress, with the rewards just being a bonus. Very highly recommend, now I'm off to find the other 7 Ys games.
  14. >Playing Ys VIII

    Who put Sonic Unleashed music in my JRPG



  15. If Goku had just kept it civil, I'm sure Freeza would have stopped and approached things amicably.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Is this a jab at our current political climate?

    2. Dejimon11


      @SenEDDtor Missile Yup it's pretty much a meme at this point

  16. Oh jeez, Plus comes out in twenty days.

    1. Yeow


      and sega's hardly making any noise about it. sega west anyway, sega in jp showed a 4P multiplayer session for the sonic birthday stream.

      apparently the toaster and the shoe was way more important than the actual game at sega's e3 2018 mania plus "gameplay battle" 😕

  17. People griping about Smash Ultimate somehow being a port because it reuses assets and thus automatically is a negative, are likely the same people praising how good Sonic Mania is, unaware of the irony smashing them in the face with a cattle prod.

    1. Wraith


      every smash game reuses fucktons of assets from the last one so i dont get it

    2. Strickerx5


      It's as much of a port as Splatoon 2 is honestly. There's simply no denying that Smash 4 set the basic framework for this game as a lot of actual character assets and stages are simply being brought over with very few changes. It's not really like all the other smash games as most of those main assets were made from the ground up between games (excluding the returning stages of course).

      With that being said though, they're adding a whole lot of shit to this along with a brand new lighting engine so simply calling it a port (or even a deluxe version) is simply wrong. It's a full on sequel or, at least, how much of a sequel you can make when you're working with virtually the same hardware with a relatively small time window between releases.

      I'd give it a sequel title way before things like Fifa XX or CoD.

    3. Dejimon11


      Despite the fact that Sonic Mania was heavily criticized by everybody for reusing past stages

    4. SupahBerry


      You're right. It's a port of every Smash game to Switch.

    5. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Super Smash Ultimate!


      (You see a "Port" at the end crossed out.)

    6. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      runs on a new engine

      most of the content is old but ultimately remade

      Pretty much no one was right about this one lol

  18. -Robin-

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Vegeta can't wear armor at the Tenkaichi Budokai, so he went with just the one-piece. The entire Buu conundrum happens right after, in which he was dead for most of it, so he didn't really have an opportunity to slap the armor back on. Rather clever justification for a saga redesign.
  19. -Robin-

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    This makes me quite irate.
  20. No Wild Pokemon Battling is exactly what Pokemon Colosseum did, and I struggle to consider what XD did as random encounters, so I'm not concerned as long as the wandering Pokemon trainers pick up the training slack, whether by rebattling or there just being exponentially more of them. I'm just ready for my Kanto Gym Leader remix.
  21. Reminder that Motoi Sakuraba's music is a goddamn international treasure. 


  22. Good thing the first switch Pokémon game is a remake.


    Gen IV was the first DS Pokémon main game and Gen VI was the first 3DS Pokémon main game, and they were putrid platypus pus.

    Better to get the hardware down completely instead of having to do that while making completely original layouts and designs and everything.

    1. Marcello


      Gen IV was great, though.

    2. Nix


      Gen IV redeemed itself with Platinum.

    3. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      Was that sarcasm?

    4. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      I'm playing X and I like it ?

  23. Hi.


    Dragonball Super's 2nd opening syncs scarily well with I Am All of Me. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1906120346342649/permalink/2048917732062909/



  24. A cutesey series at face value Kirby may be, but it's epic moments are truly memorable, especially with the right presentation. Like, I can't think of anything in the SNES era that gives off the level of satisfaction and accomplishment than the sequence when NOVA explodes and disintegrates and the eye outlines are shown and fading again while that Green Greens remix is playing.

    1. blueblur98


      slicing an entire volcano in half,


      the ultra sword finisher you do during magolor's first phase and the hypernova laser

      are some of my favorites. kirby is so awesome.

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp


      Star Dream 

      wants to straight delete life outright.

      And he's fucking awesome.

  25. I know this might be considered...I guess brazen's the word, to think about, but Iwonder if youth culture became more accepting of transgender identity and crossdressing in general partially due to Pokemon. Male Bellossoms, male Gardevoirs, female Machamps, male Lopunnies, and so on, just these Pokemon that have the distinct visual characteristics of a certain sex, but can be the opposite sex in-game without a single issue put about it.


    Like, it wouldn't be something that people would look at and instantly point to being the pivotal moment that brought acceptance, but a consistent and constant element in the Pokemon games as the generation grew up that it just became something "normal", for lack of word, to them.

    1. MegasonicZX


      I find that a bit of a stretch. I honestly forget pokemon genders are even a thing half the time since it just seems like such a pointless (for lack of a better word) thing to focus on.

    2. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Not to be mean, but that seems extremely unlikely to me.

    3. Polkadi~♪


      I don't even play Pokemon, yet I still care deeply for my friend's journey into changing their gender.

      So I must say, that's very much unlikely. We're just more laid back, why should we get mad at someone for changing their gender? You do you, basically.


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