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  1. Side by side comparison of the PS4 and Switch versions of TSR. Besides the halved framerate and very very slightly pared back shadows, I'm hugely impressed at how close the Switch version is to the other console versions. Can't wait to see how the PS4 Pro and XB1X handle it.
  2. The reviews are about in line with what I expected, if slightly less positive than I'd hoped. The bulk of the complaints seem to come from how it's a step down from Transformed (as expected) and how they wish there were just more to the game itself in terms of track and character numbers. The racing mechanics themselves seem to be pretty damn well liked and the game overall seems fun, if imperfect. Yeah, definitely looking forward to this one.
  3. I find the tongue-in-cheek dialogue appropriate for this sort of game. The stakes are much less serious so it's not like it's out of place, and I think it also strikes a nice balance of appealing to longtime fans as well as children.
  4. Can't say I'm too bothered by the ASR courses returning since I don't have too much experience with that game to begin with, ASRT courses on the other hand bother me quite a bit since those were built in mind with the transformation mechanic from that game. It feels like I'll be left with a prevailing feeling of "something's missing." Otherwise, I don't really mind the returning courses that much, if at all. The team mechanic should do a decent job in making players rethink how they'd approach going through the returning courses and they don't make up enough of the game's courses to really bother me. If it were closer to Mario Kart's ratio I'd be decidedly more annoyed with that decision.
  5. I wouldn't really be surprised if they were, but that doesn't really mean much when they *feel* the same
  6. Any word on whether dual audio will be available for this game or not? I'm mostly fine with the English voices with this game but having the option would be nice in case I want it.
  7. Funny you mention that since FRLG gives Charmander Metal Claw specifically to deal with Brock (similar to how LGPE gives Pikachu Double Kick to deal with him). FRLG was also a game catered towards newcomers and casuals and handled teaching the player what they needed to know in a far better and less intrusive manner. It gives you the type chart which teaches you that Rock is weak to Fighting, so if you're struggling vs. Brock with just Charmander, you can catch a Mankey to make things easier for yourself. That's way more gratifying and self-fulfilling than literally not even being able to progress unless you're as well equipped for the "challenge" ahead as possible. But more importantly, it didn't impede on the enjoyment of veteran players who simply wanted to re-experience Kanto and already know what they're doing.
  8. I get the game is geared towards kids, but the footage we saw seems downright patronizing. NEEDING to have a type advantage Pokemon for Brock is honestly such an absurdity.
  9. Thanks, but no thanks. Nothing about this game screams that it's a full-price game in a multi-billion dollar franchise. I get that it's sort of a stop-gap for newbies to get into Pokémon, but it kinda comes off as filler-y fluff that they're charging 60 whole bucks (and 50 for that accessory) for. I also feel like shoehorning in Pokemon Go mechanics they way they are is to misunderstand what made Go such a huge success in the first place. It wasn't popular because of the mechanics, it was popular because it you could catch Pokémon straight from your phone for FREE, and it was a big social experience. If people wanted Pokémon Go, they'd just play Pokémon Go. Plus, I feel like if people really wanted to get into Pokémon through Go, they'd have done it already with the release of Sun and Moon. Go was at its peak then and Sun and Moon had a monstrous marketing campaign. Adding onto that, getting into Sun and Moon was a FAR cheaper affair than getting into Let's Go (79.99 2DS console + 39.99 game vs. 299.99 console + 59.99 game and optional 49.99 accessory). Not even mentioning my qualms with the game's art direction, the very unnecessary lack of wild battles, going back to a grid based map, the forced motion control both in docked and handheld play, and the incredibly jarring decision to only have Kanto Pokémon and their Alolan varients (which probably also means the Sevii Islands from FRLG are cut), the game just doesn't sound appealing in the least. As a longtime Pokémon fan who's been onboard with the series since Crystal, this series continues to only disappoint as of late. The 2019 game had better be worth it.
  10. Tails Adventure 2 would be a no-brainer. The blueprint is already there thanks to the original being a decently competent and creative game that actually took advantage of aspects of Tails' character rarely seen in the Genesis classics, if at all. Given how butchered his character has been in recent titles, I think something like this could be a good break for him.
  11. I'm starting to think this game really could've been Heroes 2 if the developers wanted it to be. The game's theming of bonds and teamwork conquering all matches pretty dang well with Heroes and the game ends with what was essentially a Team Blast. Other characters could have been made playable to form teams, making them more proactive in the story as a result and it could have all been in one core gameplay style. Ah well, a guy can dream.
  12. All things considered, I did enjoy what I saw of the game. But for four years and stacked up to the games we've seen previously? Yeah, it's pretty disappointing.
  13. I think the scenes that specifically get me are his first encounter with the Avatar and encounter with Sonic in Luminous Jungle.
  14. Holy shit, Liam O' Brian does a great job interpreting Infinite's absurd character, I kinda wanna see more of him LOL
  15. Story is shaping up to be crazy and fun, cool. That level design, though. Yeesh. The game really just plays like a glorified hallway.
  16. The vocals put into this song is like trying to cram a square peg in a round hole. They shouldn't be here because the background music simply doesn't go with them all that well since it changes tempo so much, and the voice can't keep up without the entire thing coming off as just...unnatural.
  17. Good lord, these lyrics have about as much flow as an amatuer's first fandub of an anime opening. They destroyed a perfectly good main theme that had absolutely incredible instrumentals for something sounds like it was made by a 14 year old fan of SAO. I've defended Forces for a lot of shit, but no, not this time.
  18. I've been assuming its gonna be Zamasu type shit where he brings in more help by pulling in various characters from alternate universes to help take over, and that Classic Sonic was summoned by complete mistake.
  19. Cutscene skip, P L E A S E. I'll watch them all the first go round but replayability is important in Pokemon, damn it. SM had virtually none since the first island was cutscene central station and made it hard to sit through.
  20. I mainly dislike Sun and Moon because of how anti-Pokémon it is. Sure, the core gameplay is the same but a lot of the values of the series has been lost on this game. No longer is it about discovering a lot of the world by yourself and your Pokemon, now its about helping out some moe blob with her mommy issues with cutscenes that just never seem to end or lighten up. This is even reflected in the game's world design which is now incredibly simplified and boring. With Generation 8 on the Switch, I'm hoping the series will go back to its roots and understand just what made the games so fun to begin with.
  21. I guess this is a neat way to introduce younger players to the best handheld Mario RPG to date. But at the same time, Superstar Saga doesn't even need a remake. And honestly, them using the Dream Team aesthetic again is kind of a turn off. It doesn't look bad, but I think the colorful and wonderfully expressive sprites of the original just look better.
  22. I don't mind the enemy placement so much as I do the cumbersome methods the CaC has to use to take out the enemies. The Lightning Wispon kills all momentum when used and the homing attack doesn't look nearly as fast as Sonic's.
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