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Winston last won the day on November 7 2011

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  1. I've been a member here for over nine years, and it certainly hurts looking back on some of my old posts from when I was like 13 years old. Plenty of good times too! Nice to see some old friends still here... and to see things like movie night and game night still going on in their own ways! 

    1. Winston


      Don't mind me, just reminiscing. 

  2. I want a pizza pie. 

  3. Damn, Pence just had a Trump moment there. Maybe we should vote out these children that can't shut up and replace them with actual adults? 

    1. Spookilator


      I’m sorry, “maybe”? No offense, but we past the point of “maybe” when Trump ruined everything at the first debate.

    2. Winston


      I'm obviously not advocating that Trump or Pence be re-elected.

    3. Spookilator


      I’m not saying you are. I’m only saying that, in this case, “maybe” is a pretty fucking BIG understatement.

  4. I find it odd in general how much inspiration they took from Crash Bandicoot 1. Like, it's not a terrible game by any means, but it certainly is not the most fondly remembered in the original trilogy. Crash 2 and Crash 3 are by far the more popular, and hell, I'd even say Twinsanity is probably more liked than Crash 1. That might just be a personal preference, but I just find it very odd they seemed to go for that game for inspiration in both difficulty and nostalgia. I get it was the first game, but that game has some severe flaws to where it makes not completing the game any fun at all. Even in the first game, the bonus levels weren't as difficult. The only problem with them was that if you fucked up, you could not do it again, which this game luckily takes cues from 2 and 3 for those bonus levels in terms of restarting them... but difficulty, it's like 4 stages of regular bonus levels in the game and then rest are all N. Brio bonus levels from Crash 1 as I believe someone in here stated previously. Of course, it plays closer to 3 than any of the other games in the series, but in sense of how unforgiving this game is in difficulty, it is very much similar to Crash 1. Just a very odd choice. I don't want the game to be easy, and I thank the lord that they didn't add a million vehicle stages or have any underwater stages, but still, I think there's a better way of having the game be difficult while not completely pissing you off. Also, I should state that the base game is fun. It's fully completing it that is rage inducing and just feels unfair at times.
  5. That is another huge complaint I have. I always liked bonus levels in the other Crash games, and sure, sometimes they were rather difficult but for the most part they were a refreshing change of pace and made sense design wise. It'd hint at what you have to do with the design itself. Some of the bonus levels in this game do that, but not a lot of them. This games bonus levels are anything but refreshing, and are even more difficult than the levels in my opinion. Not to mention the amount of times that you have no idea what's going to happen in them, and you hit one box you shouldn't have and then you have to restart the whole thing over again... until you go back and successfully do that, and then find out you have to do something else weird and obscure. Like, yeah, plenty of people had to retry the bonus levels in the other games over and over again, including myself when I was younger... but for the most part, every bonus level in the original trilogy made it quite obvious what you had to do just by looking at it. I don't recall every bonus level since it's been a while, but the hardest ones to me were the ones where you needed the firefly that made the room dark, but even then it was obvious that you needed to break as many crates as possible while the firefly was still there. I don't want to do a bonus level if it's even more draining than the actual level itself, especially when I've been working on beating the level I'm currently on for like ten or fifteen minutes. Even if I'm used to the bonus levels in the original games from replaying them so much, I really don't think any of them were ever as hard as the levels themselves. I remember one bonus room later on in 4 that required me to do a weird jump on two flaming crates to get up higher, and that was fine enough because at least it makes it obvious that's what you have to do, and then you jump to the right and hit another crate... and then all of a sudden a bunch of nitros surround a crate that just popped up, and you just then realize you had to jump on that crate and it's too late now and you have to restart. Not to mention the end of that bonus room has another fuck you moment where you have a bunch-of TNT crates and bonus boxes stacked with metal crates on top, and then you slide under the TNT, get to the other side, and then realize that the metal crates are too high to get on top of so you messed up and have to kill yourself again. A lot of the solutions just aren't all that obvious. I think it should be difficult, yes, but not to the point where it just isn't fun to play them at all. Sometimes I'd enter a bonus room, look at the design of it from one glance, and just not even want to complete it and kill myself because I didn't want to even attempt it. Maybe that's just a me problem, but I personally don't like them making some of these bonus rooms this challenging.
  6. As many have mentioned, the absurd amount of hidden crates in each stage is extremely frustrating. It adds replay value, sure, but some of the stages are really long and include large amounts of crates. It's really not fun taking an eternity to do a stage to then find out you missed four hidden crates somewhere behind a wall. If anything, it makes me want to do the complete opposite of replay it. I just focused on getting to the end of the game, which is typically something I don't do in Crash, but the crate smashing completion was so annoying. The game over-all is fun though, if a bit challenging. I feel like this game easily tops the first three in difficulty, but maybe I'm just saying that because I'm so familiar with those first three. Well... maybe the first game is still a bit harder in some aspects, but I'd certainly say this is harder than 2 or 3. That final level especially was such a pain in the ass for me, even if it was enjoyable. Now I'll get into some spoilers for the entire game, so beware if you haven't beat it.
  7. I'm better than you are so I should be in Smashy Brothas. 

  8. That was disappointing, but it is a Smash Bros. reveal so I really shouldn't be surprised. 

  9. Anyone know of any Series X launch titles? I couldn't find any on Amazon, but I didn't look too in-depth. I might just get Cyberpunk or something and have that be my only game. I do have Game Pass, so I guess I don't really need to purchase a game, but it'd be nice to have at least one. 

    1. Ryannumber1Scarer


      I honestly don’t know if they have any first party or exclusive launch titles. Halo Infinite was meant to be the big system seller until it got delayed.

      There is quite a few number of games due to come out in the launch window, but to my knowledge, they’re all third party games that is dropping on both consoles.

      I haven’t kept up with Xbox much, but they seem to really be banking on Game Pass, Smart Delivery, and the paid instalment plan carrying them through launch.

      Honestly, I feel like they’ve done a lot wrong, beyond those three things. No big name launch titles to push the system, the game cases looking near identical to the Xbone cases, and the naming of the console. Hell, we already know a lot of people accidentally ordered Xbox One Xs instead of the Series X. 

    2. Wraith


      Nothing that isn't dropping on both consoles. Might as well see what will be on gamepass day 1 before committing 

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Not Halo 

    4. NegaMetallix


      The new Yakuza game is apparently releasing on the Series X at launch, and ahead of the PS5 version. So if you want to experience the next-gen version as early as possible, there's that I guess?

      Otherwise... yeah, there's nothing really. Halo Infinite's delay basically left the Xbox with jack shit in terms of launch exclusives.

    5. Thigolf


      Gears Tactics is coming on launch on console - it's been out on PC for a few months, but if you didn't/don't have one, that's there, I guess.

  10. The first game I’ve ever beaten was Super Mario Bros. 2, which also happens to be my favorite 2D Mario. It also happens to have been my first Mario game in general, so when I played the rest of the games a few years later, I was very confused why they were so different.
  11. This year just keeps getting worse and worse. Rest in Peace, RBG. It's about to get chaotic. 

    1. Demonic Frenzy Ultima

      Demonic Frenzy Ultima

      When I saw this status update I was like "It better not be who I think it is..."

      Then I checked the news and my worst fears were confirmed. May she Rest in Peace.

  12. I somehow managed to get a PlayStation 5 pre-ordered on Amazon even though it pretty much sold out immediately. 

    1. Ryannumber1Scarer


      Ayyy nice. Heard it was a nightmare over in the US, so cool you got one.

  13. I do wish we would get more Mario remakes. SM64 DS is the last one, from my knowledge, so it'd be neat to get something like Mario Land 1 and 2, or one of the RPG games get remade. 

    1. Winston


      Oh yeah, forgot about Superstar Saga and Bowser's Inside Story remakes. BIS felt a bit like an unnecessary one though, but it'd be cool to get like Paper Mario or SMRPG remade for Switch. 

  14. If Nintendo murdered my friend's entire family, I'm pretty sure he'd still defend Nintendo. Literally can't post one thing criticizing Nintendo on any social media without him getting angry about it. I'll never understand why someone is so loyal to defending a company. Like, I like Nintendo games too, but I'm not going to worship everything they do because they make a lot of dumb decisions. 

    1. Strickerx5


      That's just a bulk of the fanbase in general. Was talking with a bunch of co-workers today and while we all have issues with the Mario collection, none of us wrote it off completely lol. I don't know what it is with that company but you'll always have someone defending everything they do, even people like myself which might be hard for anyone here to believe with how often I'm willing to talk shit about them.

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