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  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 7 days ago

    $299 is exactly what I expected. I think it's fine. 3DS XL is still $200.

    My question is more about whether Breath of the Wild and a couple party games will be the only games out at launch.

    Posted in How Much Will The Nintendo Switch Cost? $299 on March 3, 2017

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 9 days ago

    The Halo Master Chief Collection problems were such a bummer for an otherwise excellent collection of games. My first Halo experience was on the PC with Halo: Combat Evolved, and I didn't like it. At the time I thought it was slow and repetitive compared to other PC shooters. The Halo Master Chief Collection changed my opinion on the series. I got it as a gift, and I was surprised at how much I liked the Halo remaster, and I went on to play the entire series from there. The Halo 2 remaster is incredibly well made, and it likely didn't receive much fanfare because it was overshadowed by the problems with the multiplayer at launch.

    I think Halo MCC was an ambitious title to bring all Halo titles (except Reach) together and to make all the multiplayer available and merge them together in a mixtape type situation, though I didn't engage with the multiplayer much. The ambition doesn't excuse the bugs and problems they had, but I just wanted to say that playing all of them together was one of the better experiences I've had on a console, certainly the best HD remasters I've played in recent memory.

    I am excited more about PS4 games this year now that Scalebound is out, but besides King of Fighters XIV (and maybe Last Guardian when it gets cheaper), I have been bored with the PS4 the last couple years.Edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Revisiting Xbox E3 2014: Remembering All The Games That Died

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 10 days ago

    I was looking forward to this game a lot. Kamiya's games are usually pretty unique and special. It's always a bummer when a game so far into development gets cancelled.

    Posted in Microsoft Cancelling Platinum Games' Xbox One Exclusive, Scalebound

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 11 days ago

    Wow it really is hard to pick one, as I'm excited about several this year.

    Probably in this order:

    Persona 5
    Mass Effect Andromeda
    Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

    Nier Automata (that demo was really cool)
    Ghost Recon: Wildlands
    Torment: Tides of Numenera
    Divinity Original Sin 2

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Game Are You Most Excited For in 2017?

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 14 days ago

    Breath of the Wild would help sales tremendously, but yes the higher priority is to establish incentive for the 3rd-party developers to publish games on it, and stay. The Wii U had publishers like Ubisoft, Activision, THQ, Namco, and 2K to send the thing off. Heck, most of the recent Call of Duty games were on the Wii and Wii U, but I guess the tech (and sales) weren't good enough to bring Advanced Warfare to it. Black Flag and Watch_Dogs made it to Wii U as well.

    These publishers unfortunately didn't stay for the duration of the console's life. Nintendo needs to fix that with the Switch, but I don't see how they can since I see the Switch as more of a 3DS replacement, since it is portable after all, and it likely won't have the memory and video tech needed for high-end graphics, which is definitely part of what big studios want.

    I'm okay with that though if I can get a bunch of Nintendo games and hopefully some cool Atlus games out of it.

    Posted in Opinion: The Switch's Success Doesn't Hinge on Zelda Being Available at Launch

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 14 days ago

    @jeremy.parish Can't argue with you there. Certainly as a collector's item, the price is okay. I've always had a problem with buying digital music on an analog medium, like vinyl, so buying a special vinyl version feels like a premium to me. That said, I can't wait to listen to Panzer Dragoon.

    Posted in Panzer Dragoon Soundtrack Review: Soaring Themes

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 15 days ago

    Jeremy, thanks for the review. I was wondering how this held up. I loved Frog Fractions because I went in blind and all the references to old games was funny. It may help if you reference your previous article so folks know that there is in fact no product on the market called "Frog Fractions 2," but rather it's found within Glittermitten Grove. I did see the Steam link, so that helps too.

    Posted in Frog Fractions 2 PC Review: Learning from the Past

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 15 days ago

    Jeremy, I ordered it based on your review. My first vinyl purchase in a long time. This is also the first of the Data Discs collection that I feel is worth the premium price.

    I love the Yamaha YM2612 sound, especially when Yuzo Koshiro was at the helm, but I didn't need those soundtracks on vinyl. The Revenge of Shinobi soundtrack was amazing though, so I'm tempted to buy that one if the reviews are good.

    Posted in Panzer Dragoon Soundtrack Review: Soaring Themes

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 16 days ago

    Bummer, the PC has been a great platform for other JRPGs. I'd love to see SMT make its way over at some point.

    Posted in Persona 5 and Yakuza 0 Aren't Coming to Switch or PC

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 18 days ago

    Based on the commotion in general this year for Overwatch, I'm not surprised, but I thought this crew would be more RPG-favored. I guess that's how hard Overwatch hit. It took lots of precious RPG time away, me included, but I didn't end up liking it the way others did. It very much is the shooter for everyone else, like Splatoon with a much bigger audience.

    Posted in USgamer's Best Games of 2016: Our Game of the Year