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About McGroose

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    "Wrestlin' wild Caterkillas, mate"
  • Birthday 07/29/1997

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  1. You know what I've realized is odd about my perspective about money, once I hit the 6 figure mark, I start to become delusional. I'm looking at different graduate programs and their career outcomes. Some of them are at 90K yearly and I think dang that's not bad! than I see some that are 100K and I think ehhh nah it needs to be at least 120K. It only just dawns on me later how dumb that is

  2. Metal Gear Rising is less beginner friendly than fucking Dark Souls. The game is really fun, but does an absolutely shit job at explaining to you it's mechanics - the tutorial teaches you how to move forward and press the attack button. Thanks G, I needed that.

    I already know that when I "master" the mechanics of this game that I'll love it, but right now I'm about to throw my controller at a wall. parrying is also hard af half the time.

    1. dbzfan7


      You can literally just spam parry and win most of the time...it's honestly super easy because of it. Really only Hard mode can change things up.

    2. Marcello


      Can't say I agree. Are you playing on hard or something?

    3. Tracker_TD


      The game's pretty easy if you're not going for all S Ranks. Hit stuff, do Cut Mode (right trigger) for free health refills, and press attack towards attacks to parry. Nowhere near Dark Souls, blimey.

    4. McGroose


      Ya I'm playing on hard. I always start games on the hardest difficulty available, I've never gotten frustrated doing that until playing this game. 

      It's only a few times the game really pisses me off. The gekkos, the UGs, those dino robots in the sewers and that fucking dog boss that was somehow way harder than the cyborg lady. Other enemies I've got down, I know the techniques and I get their electrolytes basically every time but each new enemy introduces some new BS that makes me think I don't understand how the game works at all. I learned parrying later in the game, I hate it. It doesn't feel natural to me. I'm so used to blocking strikes with a dedicated block button in other games, whether it be as basic as skyrim or a more complex actual hack-slash game, not using the attack and directional key at the same time. I've got it down now for the most part but I still really don't like how you're supposed to do it. Also I'm often finding myself fighting the camera when locking on, which doesn't help. 

      Maybe it's also cause I'm starting with a keyboard and mouse? The controls feel solid with it (except parrying) but the button prompts feel very strange. UG is the biggest example I can think of. I'll mash the buttons needed the second I'm grabbed by a UG and it only works half the time.

      So I mean I like the game, it's pretty fun, but I'm serious when I say it's never taken me this long to figure out how to just control my character. 

  3. I think Sonic Lost World is a pretty good game once you get used to the controls.

    But the ice levels still suck.

  4. Ah, OK. It seems like this is the most innovatively bankrupt strategy these guys have come up with so far.
  5. So... Uh... I'm kinda confused. What is this? Didn't we just get a remake of Modern Warfare not to long ago? Is this an entirely new Modern Warfare series? Is this a remake of a game they already did a remake of not even 5 years ago? The settings look like they're from the first Modern Warfare. It's a new series with the exact same name? Is it basically the same concept as the first game but under a new director?
  6. I just learned the hard way that many Power supplies do not include a cable for a CD Drive :(

  7. >Benchmark video says the game is on max settings

    >Benchmark uses the lowest form of antialiasing

    Bruh that shit doesn't count

    1. Strickerx5


      True, some sometimes the AA can be so bad that it really should be turned off. Like with FF15 or something.

  8. I've loved this game since the mid 2000s. Been following it for a while now and I'm super excited for the upcoming 2.2 release. It looks like it's going to be amazing, maybe my perfect 3D Sonic game. We've already seen implementations of the updated physics in new mod levels. Haven't played the Kart mod, it doesn't really look like my thing, buit I definitely can't wait for the next big update. Really hoping we get it this year. The sneak previews look incredible.
  9. Ooooohhh I'm really hoping we finally get a Star Wars game with lightsaber combat that can at least hold a candle to games like Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy. I liked the Force Unleashed games, but the failed to impress me as much as JK2 and JK3 did. This game takes place almost immediately after Order 66, right? I recall hearing something about that, but I could be wrong.
  10. And here I thought Sonic 3 Complete was the only way ideal way to play this game anymore, then this gem comes out absolutely nowhere. Really, this is the best way to play the game now, IMO. The only thing it lacks is the Sonic & Knuckles PC collection tracks, like Sonic 3 Complete has, but that's a very insignificant thing I could care less about. This is awesome. Definitely give this a try, everyone.
  11. VEEEEEEEERY Unpopular opinion...










    Carnival Night on the Genesis sucks, the S&K collection on PC is much better and more fitting.

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      I don't really like either of them very much to be honest.

    2. JosepHenry


      I like Act 2 of the PC version.

    3. Strickerx5


      It's actually one of my favorite tracks out of the classic lineup but hey, I respect your opinion.

    4. Adamabba


      Never heard the PC version but I wouldn't be surprised if I would like it more

  12. This is basically how I look at it. Why would you have a near decade's worth of games (Adventure 1 to 06) as the name of a console that lasted about 2-3 years? "Dreamcast era" makes no sense, especially I would say the modern era started with Unleashed. It created an entirely new art style for the series which basically became the series staple, a mixture of realistic and cartoon-like environments and characters. The characters have looked exactly the same from Unleashed onward. I feel like it's safe to say that, if you want to say we have something called a "modern era", it began with Unleashed. The "Dark era" is also fitting for more reasons, not only was it trying to be edgy AF, but the games were so shit that it was basically the real dark ages of the franchise. I'm really not sure if we entered a new era yet. Maybe? The past 8 years have felt like a bunch of reusing what was good (with varying degrees of success).
  13. So I don't know if this is the appropriate place to discuss this, however, Nvidia is being really questionable at the moment. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nvidia-gtx-1650-slight-upgrade-over-gtx-1050/ https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-graphics-card-benchmark,38882.html GTX 1650 specs are being leaked across the board. There is general consistency with these leaks, and considering one leak also said that the GTX 1660 will be released on March 14 (which it was, reviewer copies), I feel like these leaks seem legit. If they are legit, we should see this card around April 30th. It is barely an upgrade, if at all, from the GTX 1050 Ti. Well, what does it cost? $179... That is dumb AF. It's nearly consistent with the 1050 ti, which had an MSRP of $139 and you're adding an extra $40 for next to no additional performance? Who is going to buy this product? Why not just get the 1660 for 40 more bucks and get double the performance, or get an AMD card for the same price that's gonna be twice as good or close. This stupidity is on par with the GT 1030 DDR4. The 1650 should be the same MSRP as the 1050 Ti, maybe $149 at most. I'm not buying this "mobile variant" shit. The leaked specs have been showing a consistent lack of improvement over the 1050 Ti pretty much always. I doubt all of those were for the mobile variant.
  14. Who else is stoked for Streets of Rage 4?

  15. I still can't believe that Sonic Unleashed became backwards compatible on Xbox One. And it's actually pretty good, according to players. Even with some FPS improvements! Nice to see my favorite 3D Sonic game getting some love.

    Now if we can somehow get a PC port Sega I will apologize for how much I've been shitting over this franchise for the past 3 years.

    1. McGroose


      Unleashed Project doesn't count, I want everything from the Werehog to that annoying AF medal collecting

    2. Strickerx5


      A PC port is like, the one thing I need from them at this point. After that... I won't even care what they do with the series. The perfect Sonic game would've already been made imo.

    3. JezMM


      I mean, Unleashed is my favourite 3D Sonic game but I will goddamn roll out the red carpet for them cutting the annoying AF medal collecting in a re-release of the game.

      If it were up to me, I would add additional ways to earn medals so gating progress allows the player to do a myriad of tasks to earn them based on their preferences (beating town missions, getting good ranks, etc), rebalance so day/night stages don't have their medals skewed one way or the other.  I'd prolly reduce the required medals for mandatory progress gates too, with more focus on medal-collecting being the way to unlock the extra acts.

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