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  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 22 days ago

    I want Super Mario Run, but forcing me to play it with internet killed my interest. That's not what I want.

    Posted in Super Mario Run Has "Not yet Reached an Acceptable Profit Point:" Nintendo

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe A month ago

    I've come to loathe grinding as I get older. I recently tried to play FFIV and was having an okay time until I hit a point where it felt I needed to grind and I just bounced off it. I had a similar problem with Fire Emblem: Awakenings with all the random side battles. I had to tell myself I would only play story missions and nothing else or I just lost interest.

    On the other hand I thought Persona 5 was great. I never did any grinding. Just moving through the dungeons, methodically fighting the enemies made me strong enough for every boss and also allowed me to cruise through Mementos without even thinking. I do feel like P5 had some places where it could be cut down.

    As@Talraen said I would much rather have a game that's tight, focused and short than padded and long. Same thing with movies and oftentimes books but we are seeing bloat in all those formats.

    Posted in Down With Grinding

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe A month ago

    Due to a misread bus schedule I made it to my target 15 minutes after opening. I walked in, bought a SNES classic and walked out 5 minutes later. They kept the units at the service counter (right inside).

    For the NES classic the same store just opened the doors and allowed the line of people to rampage through the store. It was a total crapshow. So I'm much, much happier with this year's experience.

    Posted in Hopeful SNES Classic Customers Face Long Lines at Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, but Most Come Away Happy

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 2 months ago

    I could almost see a platform system working for a Final Fantasy game but Square-Enix would need to really pull back on the scope of their games or at least showing some patience. It's hard to make a platform when you save the entire world in the main game.

    I imagine a series of connected story lines with well developed characters where you can really get to know a world over hundreds of hours. Each story line develops the world, shows you the movers, shakers and those caught in the undertow and gives you different perspectives by telling an intimate tale. These intimate tales connect or maybe just inform each other giving the world more context. They can show a world growing and changing and dealing with conflicts, dangers and disasters.

    Multiplayer outings are slotted in carefully. Maybe the last story resulted in a battle so the multiplayer focuses on that large scale battle. Or players are tasked with a search and rescue mission on a place devastated by a summon.

    I don't think it's likely but there could be a way to do a platform right for a single player game. FFXV is not it.

    Posted in Square Enix: "Gone are the Days in Which Single-player Games Were of Primary Status"

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 3 months ago

    I'm just so disappointed in the whole debacle. If Nintendo wants to continually play this game where a fanatical minority gets the product at the expense of the general consumer so they can prove the value of their brand they can count me out. I love Nintendo games but I don't want to have to shiv someone on the 3rd day of my Best Buy camp to get one of their products. Maybe I'll stick with a laptop with Steam.

    Posted in The SNES Classic Pre-Order Debacle is a Bad Look for Nintendo

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 3 months ago

    @JamesSwiftDay I don't remember the details but the GBC's screen construction has a reflective layer that is adhered directly to the screen and can't be separated without damaging the LCD. Colin has a video about this too

    Posted in There's a New Game Boy Color Mod and It's "Lit"

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 5 months ago

    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Mario Odyssey

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Is Your Favorite Game of E3 2017?

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 5 months ago

    This weekend I was mostly playing three games. Still pushing through Persona 5 (86 hours in!). I was also playing a bunch of Bionic Commando for Game Boy and Final Fantasy IV for GBA. Both games I haven't played and I love both.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Which of Your Backlog Games Do You Want to Tackle on Memorial Day?

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 6 months ago

    I really, really enjoyed my time with Skyrim. I had a wonderful time exploring the world, delving into dungeons and sniping people from stealth. I was constantly surprised by what I'd find around the next bend or sneaking my way to the end of Drueger filled cavern. I spent 30 hours traversing the world before even going to the very first city of Whitehall. I kept wondering where all the dragons were people talked about.

    I ended up playing Skryim for 150+ hours and really having a good time. It got tired after a while but I loved the feedback loop of shoot people with arrows, get a rank up. Sneak, get a rank up. But I remember next to nothing of the story, characters. I projected my own story of a wandering adventurer onto the game and it was great.

    That said Skryim isn't my top 1. Nowhere close. It's probably not in my top 25. It was great and very fun but not memorable.

    Posted in Skyrim is Not the Best RPG of All Time

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 6 months ago

    I've thought MOBAs looked interesting but the huge wall of jargon and the fact that matches are more than 30 minutes really kept me away. Knowing that HotS is shorter and less complicated is certainly appealing. I still think a MOBA that hit the 15 minute mark would be even better.

    I really appreciate the insight into a competing MOBA and how a newbie fared. Thanks, Caty!

    Posted in Heroes of the Storm, MOBAs, and Dipping Into an Unknown Lexicon of Gaming