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TheOcelot

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  1. Nice Smile
    TheOcelot reacted to NegaMetallix in The Lion King & Aladdin Mega-Drive/SNES games getting HD Release October 2019 (Switch, PS4 & Xbox1).   
    (Dammit, beaten to the punch! Stupid wi-fi...)
    Well, guess I can provide a list of the confirmed games and features coming to the collection, courtesy of IGN:
     
  2. Nice Smile
    TheOcelot reacted to Superstar Introvert CC14 in The Lion King & Aladdin Mega-Drive/SNES games getting HD Release October 2019 (Switch, PS4 & Xbox1).   
    Trailer. Includes every version of the Virgin Aladdin and Lion King games plus extras and difficulty-easing features. 
    Was more into the Capcom Aladdin, but it's still neat to see more of these old Disney games get rereleased. Hopefully it'll do well enough to warrant that Disney Classic Games banner sticking around.
  3. Thumbs Up
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Jango in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Glad it helped!
     
    Meanwhile I haven't played Nitro Fueled for about two weeks. Haven't maxed out gold-tier. Just needed a break and I've already unlocked everything I wanted to. I'll start playing again when the Spyro GP starts.
  4. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot reacted to Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Gotta say, back in July, this was a real big help as it helped me finally beat that last N Tropy time and unlock him.
    Nowadays, at the beginning of Auguat this year, I finished all the Oxide Times, so for quite a while, I've joined the Digital N. Tropy club which is quite the sign of skill. Most of those Oxide Time Trials are absolutely high octane challenging and no small feat.
    Your video also helped me respect how different characters have differing sizes of hit boxes which helped immensely.
    I've gotten that 101% file and all the rewards that come with it too.
  5. Too Many Rings
    TheOcelot reacted to MainJP in Is the fanbase as large and as active today as it was 10-15 years ago?   
    It really doesn't seem to be as active these days even after the success of the Mania, and the reason as to why is pretty clear:

  6. Thumbs Up
    TheOcelot reacted to Supah Berry in A Hat in Time! 3D Collect-a-Thon platformer on Kickstarter!   
    After a year of announcing it and then leaving us all in the dark, Hat Kid will finally make her triumphant debut on Switch this October. Complete with all current expansions: Co-op, Seal the Deal and Death Wish mode.
  7. Promotion
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Jango in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Not getting the weekend bonus which normally starts on a Friday evening (in the UK). That sucks.
    Edit: The Weekend bonus has now started.
  8. Thumbs Up
    TheOcelot reacted to Your Vest Friend in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    I find it's like an hour of real time gameplay roughly, lobby waits included. 
  9. Thumbs Up
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in SEGA to announce new 'AAA' title at Gamescom 2019   
    Perhaps will be a new Alien game, as Alien Isolation was received well. Or maybe another Football Manager or Total War?
  10. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Reached Gold Tier. The Mammoth kart which you need to unlock in order to complete a Themed Challenge is the second unlockable in the Gold Tier (which I should be unlocking soon). I'm currently saving up coins in order to unlock the other kart; Probulot 2000  (which costs 9,900 coins) in order to complete the aformentioned Themed Challenge. 
    When I was playing an online race; Prehistoric Playground earlier this evening, one of the people I was racing against was a pro. He/she was playing as N. trophy, I was Baby Coco. Shortly after the race started I placed a breaker behind me and the pro-play hit the beaker, spun and then immediately accelerated away from me. Left me for dust and finished 10 seconds ahead (I finished 2nd). How the hell did they accelerate away from me so quickly? I damaged them with the beaker, it should have taken them a second or two to get going again. I'm the one who should have been able to pull away. Urghhhh...feels like they cheated.
  11. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot reacted to MainJP in Looks like we are going to get Sonic CD betas really soon   
    OkeijiDragon got me excited. This is some REALLY early stuff.
     
  12. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot got a reaction from MainJP in Looks like we are going to get Sonic CD betas really soon   
    Nice. Would be so cool if the beta's include details of the scrapped R2 stage or the scrapped Sonic 1-styled special stage.
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    TheOcelot got a reaction from Miragnarok in Looks like we are going to get Sonic CD betas really soon   
    Nice. Would be so cool if the beta's include details of the scrapped R2 stage or the scrapped Sonic 1-styled special stage.
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    TheOcelot reacted to snow344 in Looks like we are going to get Sonic CD betas really soon   
    (I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong board)
    Hello,
    supposedly we are going to get some Sonic CD prototypes dumps.
    I'm really excited because I read that these builds have scrapped zones.
  15. Promotion
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Jango in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    ...and I've already reached Silver Tier and unlocked Baby T. Just need to unlock Baby Crash and then I'll have all the new characters.
  16. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    ...and I've already reached Silver Tier and unlocked Baby T. Just need to unlock Baby Crash and then I'll have all the new characters.
  17. Absolutely
    TheOcelot reacted to Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Or the invisible walls. Or the invisible beakers. Wonky missiles. Oversaturation of warp orbs. Unlimited hitboxes allowing you to get hit CONSTANTLY. Dropping in and out like mad. Places after races getting shifted around. Unbalanced items in general. The list goes on.
  18. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Yay, I did it. I beat the final Oxide time-trail and platted Nitro Fuelled:

    I was lucky to beat Oxide, he kinda just stops-loses his white boost right at the end.
     
    Happy to have platted the game. I really wanted to beat all Oxide times. Might go and get all platinum time-relics, althought not that fussed.
  19. Thumbs Up
    TheOcelot reacted to Jango in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Congrats Stephen Man, that platinum paintjob isn't all that worthy tho' xD At least you only need to do the CTR tracks to unlock it. Still, they're hard as hell. You're gonna be a demon on the racetrack after beating them all tho'. Those platinum relics demand you to bring your A game. Good luck!
  20. Thumbs Up
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Jango in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Yay, I did it. I beat the final Oxide time-trail and platted Nitro Fuelled:

    I was lucky to beat Oxide, he kinda just stops-loses his white boost right at the end.
     
    Happy to have platted the game. I really wanted to beat all Oxide times. Might go and get all platinum time-relics, althought not that fussed.
  21. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    ...and for good measure (with a little persistence) I've managed to beat Oxide's time-trial in Dragon Mines.
    Doing two "perfect" turbo-slides (whilst drifting towards the right), then hitting the boost-bad and doing three perfect turbo-slides (whilst drifitng towards to the left) was enough to retain the super red-boost over the bumpy slow surface just before the finish-line.
     
    Just need to beat Tiny Temple to plat the game. That's for another day.
  22. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    I've finally managed to beat Oxide's time-trial in Crash Cove!!!
    Took a break from the time-trials for a few days. Just now I decided to have another ago at Crash Cove and after a few attempts I beat it. My attempt:
    The reason why I found this one so difficult is because Oxide is very fast on the final lap. In order to beat him you need to get the "super red-boost" from the the two boost-pads at the end of the second lap and keep it for the entire final lap, which I managed to do. This is the only time I've ever manged to retain the the super red-boost throughout the final lap. 
    Still need to beat Dragon Mines & Tiny Temple. For Dragon Mines it's the same problem. There is a boost-pad just before the end of the lap. If I can generate the super red-boost and keep it for at least half a lap then that should be enough to beat Oxide. Again, easier said then done. 
  23. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot got a reaction from Jango in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    I've finally managed to beat Oxide's time-trial in Crash Cove!!!
    Took a break from the time-trials for a few days. Just now I decided to have another ago at Crash Cove and after a few attempts I beat it. My attempt:
    The reason why I found this one so difficult is because Oxide is very fast on the final lap. In order to beat him you need to get the "super red-boost" from the the two boost-pads at the end of the second lap and keep it for the entire final lap, which I managed to do. This is the only time I've ever manged to retain the the super red-boost throughout the final lap. 
    Still need to beat Dragon Mines & Tiny Temple. For Dragon Mines it's the same problem. There is a boost-pad just before the end of the lap. If I can generate the super red-boost and keep it for at least half a lap then that should be enough to beat Oxide. Again, easier said then done. 
  24. Fist Bump
    TheOcelot reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    How do you not see the problem? Let me put it this way - you see every single thing that this game has been getting shit for since launch in terms of unlockables - including - rate of grinding wumpa coins, overpriced items, the atrocious pit-stop rotation, and the atrocious bonus hours online, all of that was added for the sole purpose of making the game a completely boring slog so that you will be tempted over and over again to shell out more cash for the microtransactions.
    This is why the pit stop is the way it is, as is Grand Prix exclusives. Because when you see that item in the shop, and you have no more bonus hours to grind out coins quickly, you're going to sit there, tempted to buy Activision's bullshit coin packs to get the item you want now instead of waiting and possibly missing it. That's the design at play here, to screw around with your mind and tempt you to pay up.
    But if you really want me to take you on with this point, and want to now defend Activision and/or Beenox literally ruining the gameplay experience to fit in their microtransactions - here's why it's a problem - the game and it's grind is now a monotonous, boring, and frustrating wait to get an item you want. The game itself is hindered due to how much grinding you have to do to get just a few collectables. Everything regarding unlockables is now revealed to be in support of a terrible microtransaction. The awful Pit Stop layout trying to entice you to spend money so you can get an item before it's out of rotation, the long grind to get enough coins even to buy one item that tries to entice you further with the idea of "it's easier".
    That's the core idea behind this little scheme. The game itself has to suffer by making the game much more boring to play so that you'll be tempted to buy the coins because "it's easier". That's the whole point. The game spreads out it's wumpa coin rate to be as low as possible, and to make it that it takes forever to unlock items at a decent rate, so that you'll say "it's easier and less frustrating than grinding for it". 
    In fact, if you ever need to use the justification of "it means less having to play the game in order to unlock something", that just shows a staggering problem in of itself with how the game is designed.
  25. Thumbs Up
    TheOcelot reacted to Jango in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Here's some gameplay... Without music? Level looks awesome tho', better than Twilight Tour IMO:
    Oh my God, the baby characters only have a voice modulator, that's kinda lazy hahaha Funny neverthless.
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