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  1. Wait a minute... I just realized with the Gen 4 remakes coming...

    People will be able to experience this meme all over again!

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      This is a meme?

    2. OnerousRiot

      OnerousRiot

      Yup. it's even lead to some really hilarious memes.

  2. Thanks Zelda! Now I feel like an idiot for not realizing rupees was an actual currency.

    Maybe video games were a mistake 🤔

  3. There's a lot of games I nearly missed because I hadn't been paying attention to the scene. I actually got into Monster Hunter through World and I am aware of the previous games so I won't pretend that there wasn't anything before hand. It took me a while to click with what the game was going for but I actually really like the idea of going through a big boss game and planning for everything. I really love these monster designs and the fact they have their unique behaviors to take note of during a hunt. I'm really excited for Rise's release because after playing the demo I had a lot of fun with the doge being able to Tokyo Drift everywhere and the Wirebugs providing so much free movement. Its just so much fun! I also really love the Yakuza series. I heard from a friend about it once and I dismissed it as a GTA clone which I'm not a fan of in general. But then I heard from word of mouth that it was sillier than it lead on to be. After trying 0 I saw the light. It was one half a serious crime drama and other half just silly fun, sometimes both mixing with each other that its one of the most over the top experiences I've ever had. I really love the world building in this series and the fact there's a lot of things to do to the point where several minigames are very fleshed out. Also Kiryu is a very noble character that he's constantly saving people on a daily basis and he can never hurt an innocent which I feel like helps with the narrative. I don't like open world games since I don't know what to do in them but I really loved how fleshed out they make the cities in the series, making this series the exception for me. I just love how its a story about a man going through life and its tribe and tribulations. In a way this series help me get over getting old because Kiryu becomes an honorary grandfather by the end of the series but he remains the same guy through and through. Its just so good. And while its been years since I got into it I think its an interesting story. I almost missed out on the Disgaea series. I remember one of my friends mentioning it once during lunchtime one day but later on during my high school years I got depressed and was pretty bad. If my friend would had never mentioned it I would had completely miss it during its heyday, though its more well known now. I'm glad he recommended it to me because I ended up being a more cheerful person because of it. I am glad the series has been successful since then but I'm happy I didn't miss out on it.
  4. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser is a Furry

  5. Watching a certain dragon play Super Mario is a good time. Good thing I wasn't planning on sleeping soon!

  6. POKEMON LEGENDS: HONCHKROW IS REAL!

    GUUD NITE~!

  7. I'm really tired rn GF so show me the money so I can sleep on it

  8. Snoop Dog as usual I see!

  9. Someone explain to me why the Persona series gets a free pass from Western audiences when its literally everything people hate in a JRPG.

    Its a waifu simulator but the girls are either barely legal and in high school or there are adult women that you can date but people also find weird because the player character is also a high schooler. The characters are anime stereotypes and have bland designs at times. The games are a social commentary on Japan but it flies over the West's head at times. The modern setting isn't anything new nor does it do anything interesting with it. And the story is about edgy teens going against society in different ways.

    The game is turn based which is another thing the West dislikes. The time management does make it interesting and somewhat unique (the Atelier series did it first among the genre) but it can come off as an inconvenience. It does have that mons appeal because of how the Persona system works but its not universal appeal either nor do I hear anyone being excited about the Personas either.

    So all it has really is style but that's kiiind of shallow. I honestly don't how this series really appealed to those who never liked the genre at all. I don't get why people bash everything else for using these tropes when Persona is literally those tropes in the first place. What kind of double standards are these???

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Yeah I'm probably starting World War 3 or some shit but I'm just genuinely baffled

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      It’s because it’s art style is more appealing to them. It’s something I noticed a lot of Nintendo tubers who straight up don’t like JRPGs say all the time. 

      I honestly don’t get it either it is a double standard when you get down to it. 

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I like it because it's a modern day urban fantasy JRPG, with cool designs and characters, and a fun battle system with the Personas.
      All it is, my sister got the game, I thought it looked fun, I played the game, I like the game.

      Hell, I like Dragon Quest, which is the default template of all JRPGs. I like it because the game is fun.

      Maybe people should try expanding their interests.

    4. Wraith

      Wraith

      there is definetly a double standard surrounding persona 5 that highlighted just how shallow the discourse around these games is for me.

      most people who complain about JRPGs(or most games really) don't play them. persona has an appealing artstyle so it skates past when the pot shots come out. in something like xenoblade chronicles 2, the anime tropes are more overt and cutesy artstyles always get mocked here in america. it gets shit despite xenoblade as a series having a more compelling narrative and more in-depth gameplay systems than persona usually does. 

       

      nothing these games actually do matters. it's all about what they can gleam from trailers/smash bros. it doesn't matter how 'anime' something actually is, just what it seems like. 

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Cause it lacking in that "samey" anime look of other games? Because modern settings that're "nothing new" are still better than fantasy settings that're nothing new? Because the fanservice found in Persona is less excessive vs other JRPGs??? Because the series openly spelling out that it takes place in Japan automatically makes Western viewers more comfortable with it showing Japanese themes and politics versus had they'd show them in a fantasy world? Because being a anime gunsman in Smash beats being an anime swordsman?

    6. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Adding onto what Wraith said, much of the western audience expects things to cater to their interests of culture. JRPGs, and many Japanese games, are made with a Japanese audience in mind. Even those catering to worldwide audiences are still made with a Japanese mindset, Sonic included. The differences in culture are unheard of for many western audiences, and so they react with confusion at seeing a culture so similar to their own yet different.

      Lest we forget that the team behind Persona 5 were surprised by the worldwide success, considering that they figured it was a very Japanese game that overseas audiences wouldn't understand.

    7. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      But Supah Berry there's this scene...

      But wow I wasn't really expecting these kinds of responses to be honest.

    8. Soniman

      Soniman

      Does it have random encounters? 

      No?

      Then the west will praise it

    9. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      This is incredibly ironic given that Persona has just as many of those dreaded Anime tropes, and its writing is arguably worse than other JRPG's.

      Yea, its a weird ass double standard. Most of the people who love Persona 5 but hate JRPG's have probably never touched another JRPG in their life.

      Its incredibly aggravating as a JRPG fan myself.

    10. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      The style points are a massive band-aid. It covers up a lot of the surface level JRPG cracks that would prevent a lot of people from even touching it.

      I think one of the strengths of Persona in this context is its relate-ability. While most JRPGs focus on epic quests, heroes and princesses,  All the personas at their core represent a struggle between the SuperEgo and the Id. That's something we all deal with every day. Watching the characters struggle with the face that they show society while they reckoning with what they believe themselves to be is something that is easy for any viewer to grasp. Even when Persona is framing characters as a princess in a castle or a God commanding the common folk, they don't loose that relate-ability and they remain easy to become invested in. 

       

      I think that's the biggest reason Persona was able to latch on in the west. The problems that characters face are mortal and present in everyday life. The cultural barrier gets shattered when your watching a girl understand that she is being objectified by her looks, or a guy who gets cast aside and labeled by the world because of one mistake. That stuff jumps boarders.

       

      and while the writing sometimes isn't the best, the persona narrative arc from start to finish are almost always some of the best in any game. PS5R is a masterclass in designing a satisfying ending.

    11. JezMM

      JezMM

      As someone who doesn't really have the time to play every long JRPG release to find out which ones might appeal to me, if I'm gonna play one, it'll be the one with the really cool art and music and high production values.

      Everything in that Nintendo Direct, as an example, looked like generic fantasy settings, nostalgic throwbacks (that I have no nostalgia for coz I didn't grow up with those kinds of RPG games) or like a less cool version of Persona 5 (the art style of At World's End didn't really appeal to me).

      But yeah, I think Persona also has a really big strength in also being a sort of slice-of-life game where you get to see the characters also just trying to live their normal lives between all the heroism, and the two sides of the story stay linked in both narrative and gameplay.  That's the sort of thing that elevates a JRPG from feeling generic to being investable to someone like myself who doesn't consider themselves a fan of JPRGs.

       

      I find it weird that OP refers to it as a waifu simulator too... I've only played P5, but as far as I can tell each game usually has like, one character who has a fanservice look and the rest are usually fairly modest.  The only reason they get sexualised en masse is because they're female anime girls and that's what fanbases do.  And even the "sexy" characters always felt somewhat grounded to be honest (a far cry from say Xenoblade 2 where, much as I love her design, when I learned that Pyra's character designer was also a known hentai artist I was like "ah yeah that adds up" lol). The age issue is legit in places though, I really wouldn't have minded if they had localised out the ability to romance Futaba, squick.

    12. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Psssssst.

       

      Trails of does that better, you should play them. Falcom got your back.

  10. I can't remember if I asked this or not but its been years since Sonic Lost World was released. How are we feeling it now?

    1. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      I liked it before it was cool to like it.

    2. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Pretty average from what I can recall. I didn't hate it but didn't love it either.

      Though the NiGHTs, Yoshi and Legend of Zelda levels were an interesting and memorable addition.

  11. So I was curious about how the Nintendo Direct went in Japan and...

    Caligula 2!? The fuck man! This looks better than the original visually! Still I have a soft spot for the original game though so yeah. I hope it gets localized at some point. I just really like this game ok? I hope it gets localized soon. I just really like this game ok?

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Hot damn! XD

      Wait, I still haven't completed the first game yet. 

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Gotta get to it man!

  12. Welp I'm getting off the internet for another decade. See ya!

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Nani??

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Sorry dood. Skipping town tonight. I can't take the negativity so I'll just watch things burn from a distance.😎

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      A stellar idea

    4. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Damn, that's brilliant. Wait for me, dood!

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