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  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 51 minutes ago

    @BulkSlash I agree! If it's anything as compelling as Titanfall 2's campaign, count me in as well. I enjoyed the Battlefield 1 single player and multiplayer as well. They've certainly got the pedigree behind this one with EA-DICE, Criterion, and Motive. I usually only care about the Star Wars movies, but if this game turns out special, I'll be interested.

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront 2's Single-Player Campaign is the Best Thing About it So Far

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 9 hours ago

    I think a Switch version of Etrian Odyssey would not be out of the question if the developers thought outside the box and took a few chances. I personally don't see a huge problem with developing a touch game for the Switch as long as it's communicated to the buyer ahead of time.

    Capacitive styluses are dirt cheap, so I could see Atlus shipping one with the game, if they wanted. Atlus could develop the game to give the player options on how they want the map displayed and filled out. They could allow the map to be displayed on the left, right, top or bottom, or full screen by pressing the + or - buttons. They could also support multitouch to zoom or rotate, if they wanted.

    The Nintendo Switch would allow Atlus to create a next gen Etrian Odyssey if they invested in the effort. They are using the Unreal Engine to develop the next Shin Megami Tensei, so I think we may see some cool stuff from Atlus in the near future.

    Posted in Etrian Odyssey 5 is the Best Hardcore RPG You Don't Know About

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon Yesterday

    I sometimes dabble in a shooter, like Destiny or The Division, and sometimes Battlefield, but I like my single-player experiences mostly. Prey is currently one of my favorites this year because its immersion is incredible. Arkane created an amazing atmosphere being alone on a space station, and the mystery of everything keeps me going. I still have to finish it because I can only play on the weekends because it will keep me up at night.

    I think calling any of the AAA open world games a checklist game is a little overly reductive, but I understand what is meant by the notion. BotW is also definitely one of these games, but the exploration is decent, and while I have my problems with the game, I think the immersive experience is very good. For me, the exploration in the Assassin's Creed games is really fun, and like BotW, there are required quests, but most of it is optional.

    My quick comment on loot boxes and microtransactions is that if you don't like the idea of them, don't engage in them, or don't buy a game that contains them. By engaging in it, you're just telling the publisher that you enjoy this aspect of the game. There are plenty of great games that are great and don't have loot boxes and microtransactions, but rather have awesomely crafted atmospheres and well-written stories. Try Prey, Torment: Tides of Numenera, or Divinity Original Sin 2.

    Posted in Farewell Visceral: The Push Toward the Destiny Model Claims Another Victim

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon Yesterday

    I made 10 characters last night and decided to go with Pugilist, Masurao, Botanist, Rover, and Dragoon. I like all of the character options, but it'll be challenge to find the right combination, I'm guessing. I think, for instance it'll probably be necessary to have a Warlock for more elemental damage, but I like the Rover for the extra pet you can summon. Dragoon is my main tank, and like the Fortress in EO4, you can eventually taunt/draw in and tank from the back row, reducing damage taken.

    I love this series of games, but often I run into a wall of difficulty deep into the game where it seems that I need to grind and level other party members in order to defeat a boss with the proper configuration and proceed in the game. I hope EO5 is not as grindy as the previous games.

    The first couple hours have been very fun, and I really like the unique experience this series brings to the table.Edited 20 hours ago by Unknown

    Posted in Etrian Odyssey 5 is the Best Hardcore RPG You Don't Know About

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 8 days ago

    The commercial I remember most as a kid was the first Genesis ad on TV. I remember being blown away in 1989.

    (I couldn't find a better version of this, but here you go.)

    Edited 3 times. Last edited 1 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Super Mario Odyssey's Musical Trailer is Part of Nintendo's Great Commercial Tradition

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 8 days ago
  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 8 days ago

    This is a great step forward for VR, and if they can keep the price reasonable, I think the Santa Cruz may be worth checking out.

    Posted in Oculus Santa Cruz is a Standalone VR Headset That Delivers PC-Levels of Quality

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 9 days ago

    In my experience, NIS America has always been fine, but I know the 8-4 crew would have done a stellar job the first time.

    Posted in NIS America Will Re-edit Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana's Localization Amid Complaints

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 13 days ago

    Horror is not something I usually engage in, but Prey is so compelling and fun that I haven't been able to pry myself away from it.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What New Genre of Games Are You Trying to Get Into?

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 13 days ago

    This is a bummer, and I won't be purchasing Shadow of War largely because of this and the other grinding problems in the game.

    Are there loot boxes in the new Assassin's Creed? If there are, that will put a big damper on the excitement for me.

    Posted in How Bad Are The Loot Boxes In Middle-Earth: Shadow of War?