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  1. Oh shit Shadow Warrior 3. I wasn't sure it was going to be a thing. SICK!

  2. Nacon Connect will be 38 minutes long, according to Google listing the time for the yet to air video when searching for it. Sounds about right, with just six/seven games featuring.

  3. This entire 2 minute gameplay trailer takes place in a single act (barring no more than five seconds of footage from a related hub).

    It doesn't even show the whole of the level. 

    1. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      Unfinished Unleashed looks like a better Unleashed Wii...

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The lighting is clearly a WIP, but on the whole I think the reason it looks so much worse than the final game is because this is a YouTube compressed video that's was already sub-HD in quality and was also originally subject too 2008-grade compression for wide distribution. There's a lot of colour wash-out in this trailer, which wasn't present in the corresponding screenshots.

  4. Two heroes set out on an adventure to find.....

    ...their frogs.

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  5. Finally finished the main story of Xenoblade 1 Definitive Edition. People weren't joking, it's really good, if a bit too ambitious with the quantity of sidequests. The story is actually pretty typical for JRPG, but it's told really well and was engaging through and through. The voice acting is also quite unique. I thought I wouldn't like it at all after I've heard the VA for Xenoblade 2, but it's actually much better here. The battle system is actually pretty easy to get into, but it also has depth. Boss fights were pretty good except for one where I just couldn't figure out how to beat it and beat it by pure luck and some unga-bunga. Graphically it looks good, but man the image quality can be really bad sometimes in handheld mode (to the point where I hacked the game to forcefully run in docked mode when using the official charger).

    I still need to do Future Connected, from what I've heard it's a comparatively small experience and it's not as good as the main thing, but we'll see. But overall I'm really glad I played it, especially since I never liked the MMO-esque battle systems.

  6. Australia flattened the curve of COVID-19 cases, and we were doing pretty well. We just had to sit tight and wait for a vaccine.

    But my city got stupid and thought everything was all good and we go back to normal now, especially as we were slowly reintegrating back into society.

    2824+ cases and counting.

    I protested reintegration for a reason, as people were inevitably going to think COVID-19 had passed, and could meet again without consequence.

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Saw in the UK news today. 

  7. Why the fuck did the devil go down to Georgia and challenge some kid to a fiddle fight, anyways? Doesn't he have anything better to do? Doesn't he have a domain to rule or whatever?

    I'm just saying, if Voldemort had randomly turned up in New Jersey and challenged someone at Dance Dance Revolution, there'd be questions.

    1. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Cause he was in a bind and he was way behind and he was willing to make a deal~

      ...Which is still confusing as I'm trying to figure out how the devil could end up behind anything since he's in charge of himself.

    2. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      I heard the singer for that song passed.

  8. Happy birfamaday BlackLightning! I never noticed that we both have the same birthyear, AND birthmonth! That's super cool.

    Hope your birthday is a blast!

  9. tried to start persona 5 royal today

    was not able to get past the prologue but soon. SOON.

    1. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Worth the wait lol

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    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Ahh yes, a "modern era bad" joke. How original.

    2. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Eh I think it's funny to imagine. But I do believe they would do a better job than this honestly.

    3. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I dunno, seems pretty accurate to their usual performances to me. Not the worst, btu still pretty underwhelming.

      Also, it made me laugh.

  11. the next nintendo direct announcement is gonna hit real different

  12. A memory of a distant past.

     

  13. The deadline for song request submissions for Sonic Musical Spectacular 5 is in ten days! Get your song requests in before July 17th so you're eligible to receive the Disco Egg badge! 

    1. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      OMG It's that time again already! Why is time going so fast? 

  14. It kinda seems like the overly nostalgia heavy nature of the Meta Era of Sonic combined with the erratic quality, both in terms of gameplay as well as the execution of said nostalgic elements, and excessively safe and overly constrained feeling of the recent games seems to have resulted in people just plain becoming confused and utterly BORED with the franchise.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      They literally couldn't make a Generations 2 even if they wanted because we barely got anything all-new on the mainline side since Generations, other than Lost World.

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      They can use past stages we never saw reimagined.

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      @Dejimon11 Hence the execution of nostalgic elements bit. If they didn't run certain nostalgic elements to the ground *coughgreenhillzonecough* and didn't use it so brazenly, the nostalgia element might have had longer duration.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Sort of blows my mind that, since Gens, we've only really gotten two mainline games... and imo, both didn't really leave any level themes to really write home about

       I mean, they could still probably squeeze out some Generations "2" (imagining Windy Hills, Sunset Heights, and Studiopolis representing this decade) but damn well the discussion regarding possible levels be less involved than it was back in 2011.

      This is all of course leaving out the fact that I really don't want to see Classic Sonic show up in the next game. I'd also kill for some more original level themes in general.

  15. Imagine if Sonic games continued with the Sonic CD way of doing their music, with having a Japanese theme song and soundtrack and then a totally different soundtrack for the west. 

  16. Tbh, I don’t feel very invested in this forum as I once was, mainly since I haven’t had much interest in recent topics. I don’t want to outright leave this place, but I feel it’s kinda hard for me to be as active as I used to.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I feel like that myself lately

    2. Monkey Destruction Switch
    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      We've covered practically everything there is to cover about Sonic and his current state, and the silence in regards to any new games means nothing new within Sonic's really happening. Sonic Team's erratic quality (admittedly that's always been the norm) and lackluster/bland output (say what you will about the "Dark" Age, but it was usually at least interesting or incredibly bizarre in an interesting form or fashion, especially compared to the overly safe and nostalgia heavy Meta Era) doesn't help inspire much confidence either.

    4. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      In my case I lost a lot of interest in Sonic and I don't really care for him as I used to, not helped by his bizarre state he's in. I have a lot of other interests but its stuff most people on here don't really care for so I keep it to myself. I am here for the community, President of SSMB and all, however I just don't know what to talk about anymore so I'm in a state of stagnation on here.

    5. DarkRula

      DarkRula

      I've certainly noticed my activity drop here from what it used to be. I still look in, but less than what I used to. Same as Crow, I'm here for the community, but there feels little I can engage with.

  17. How did people even do the Chocobo missions in FF9 before the newer enhanced ports that added in a 2x speed mode???

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      By the power of bird cuteness alone gave them the power of continue!

      BIRDS 2 OP!

    2. FourCartridge

      FourCartridge

      Fantasy birds. That's like the entire point isn't it?

  18. The new LP I did was Sonic Colors. I did one 5 years ago but it's um....yeah it was bad so I decided to say screw it and redo it. 

  19. I've always wondered why, out of probably any character, Eggman is one of the least controversial when it comes to his role or characterization. Not that there isn't some divide about him, but compared to the other main characters, debates about him tend to be the least vitriolic.

    What does Eggman have that the others don't. 

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      He's consistently entertaining in everything he is. He has the Disney villain effect. 

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      He's the bad guy.

      You as an audience are expected to boo and hiss at his actions; most everything he does is meant to be wrong. No matter if he's the scary, ruthless SATAM version or the goofy, incompetent Boom version, all roles of Eggman achieve this role just fine. And or course, being the villain in question doesn't just mean you make him a hateful character, so Eggman is basically free to act however the writings want him cause in the end, people can understand he's still a wrongdoer.

       

      I feel that it's just easier to write a source of conflict than to write for someone that resolves said conflict. As the Hero, Sonic and company are what the audience is meant to root for, thus there's added pressure in what he does to gain their approval. Many people have their own personal taste in what constitutes as "cool" and/or "moral" in a hero. So some people may feel more amused by wisecracking loudmouths over characters that keep their mouth shut and more noticeably tries getting the job done. Which then invites others into challenging a certain action of a hero they don't agree with. 

       

      Since Eggman's been around since the beginning, Sonic Team always knows what to do with him, unlike newer characters like Tails and Shadow. That's why they let players choose if they want Shadow to be good or evil in ShTH, they didn't have a real plan for Shadow past what was to be his only appearance, say they just let fans run with their own interpretations and then not bother trying following up his character development in his first appearance after that. Eggman has no need of any character development in contrast cause everyone knows he'll always be the bad guy, even if he's not outright "evil". He's just there to set the plots in motion, and people are always eager to learn how he'll accomplish that.

    3. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      I don't think he's really that much less divisive, I think it just seems this way because Eggman/Robotnik just hasn't had many bad depictions over the years.

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Monkey Destruction Switch What do you constitute as a bad depiction for Sonic then if Eggman's never had one.

  20. Uh... Team17? That Worms game... As interesting as it looks, don't abandon the turn-based gameplay that gave the series some uniqueness. That "a new era for Worms" line kind of makes it sound like you are.

    https://twitter.com/WormsTeam17/status/1278388833852313600

    1. Jango

      Jango

      That damage control, tho'. Worms this is not. They surrended to the battle royale trend. Nothing wrong in following a trend, just don't completely abandon the core of your game, but adapt it. This could literally be any game, it could literally pass as a Fortnite skin 😕

    2. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      I doubt they’re literally just gonna abandon the original formula with this game. This is likely gonna be a one time experiment, and considering how many games they released with the old formula, it’s understandable why they would want to switch things up a bit.

      That being said, yeah, the game looks bleugh. I would much preferred another 3D Worms game over this, but beggars can’t be choosers, I guess.

    3. DarkRula

      DarkRula

      They know what they've unleashed, and so the damage control is natural. Maybe once the beta is underway, people will warm up to it a bit, but they really do need to be more careful with words. Plenty of people do seem to have taken that new era line a bit to literally.

  21. To my fellow American SSMB users (And I suppose others if they want):

    Tomorrow is Blackout DayIMG_20200706_171151.thumb.jpg.8e1cbdc3d1fc16344154e136d1c3c402.jpg

    Please participate if at all possible by not spending money unless absolutely necessary (i.e. Emergencies or unexpected problems) all of tomorrow.

  22. Super Mario

    Super Mario

    Super Mario...World.

    Super Mario World

    It's a blast to the past.

    In Super Mario World

    You got to move fast.

    Mario and Luigi

    Are doing what they can.

    Yoshi and the Princess

    Are giving them a hand.

    Super Mario...World.

    Super Mario World

    It's a blast to the past.

    In Super Mario World

    It's a blast!

    Super Mario World.

    1. Plumbers_Helper

      Plumbers_Helper

      Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Presents...Super Mario Bros!

      It's bop 'em, stomp 'em-oni on land.

      Or under the sea-oni, up or down the drain pipe-oni.

      There's always adventure-oni, it's Kraft Cheesey Macaroni!

      It's Kraft Super Mario Bros! Now it's your turn to put the bite on Bowser!

      It's a Super Spin Jump-oni, or a subterranean-oni

      It's enough to boggle your mind-oni...'Cause it's Kraft Super Mario Macaroni!

  23. Sony had a showcase, Xbox is having a showcase, and still nothing from Nintendo? C'mon, guys, you popularized this means of conveying game info. Let's see the goods.

    1. iambitter21

      iambitter21

      and they say sonic is in a drought. (I know, I know, paper Mario, Pokémon, Blah, Blah, Blah.)

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Look, this isn't the first time PS and Xbox launched their hyped next gen consoles and kicked Ninty's ass with them, but it feels like Nintendo isn't even trying this time; they're just gonna let'em have it.

      I still think back to the days when we thought PS5 would be fully backwards compatible (A damn shame it isn't) and imagined the irony that both it and Xbox would have their entire libraries available on the new systems, all while Nintendo just throws out every VC game that's not NES and SNES. Oh don't worry, they'll make sure to add Game Boy and Super Game Boy to the Switch Online's "timeless" VC eventually.

       

      The circumstances weren't what I expected due to certain multiple events, but my thoughts stay the same: next to the AAA company lineups, Nintendo this year is simply embarrassing.

  24. I wish Smash Bros had more outro custom lines between certain characters kinda in a similar fashion to Marvel vs Capcom 3. Like I know Wolf will say things to Fox if you beat him and vice versa, more of that would be a great. things like Sonic saying something to Mario, or Zero Suit Samus saying something to Snake or Fox, or Marth making a quip about Cloud still speaking japanese (referencing his own situation for the longest time),Bayo saying something to any of the Kid Icarus cast, etc. I’m sure there could be a ton of neat character interactions

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