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  • Avatar for BaltimoreJones BaltimoreJones A month ago

    Couple of things puzzled me about this announcement.

    One is that it didn't get more attention. This is huge. Half of us are massively nostalgic for at least Ducktales, and there's a frickin' sequel that most of us didn't even know existed. Those of us who did know were weighing whether to pay $250 for a cartridge to play it legitimately.

    The second is the ridiculous outrage about it not being announced for Switch. Grow up. Everybody thought the console was a joke until 3 weeks ago, "Wii U 2". Zelda has made some people forget, but you'll remember again if they don't fix their hardware issues and if Mario is the only other great game that ever comes out for the system.

    Nintendo does a crap job with the Wii U, and you want 3rd parties to just jump onto the Switch based off of numberless early hype?

    Posted in Capcom's Decision to Keep the Disney Afternoon Collection off the Nintendo Switch Is a Load of Duck Feathers

  • Avatar for BaltimoreJones BaltimoreJones A year ago

    Before posting next time, please look at our Code of Conduct. Discuss the topic, not the posters. Thank you. April 2016 by Unknown

    Posted in Baldur's Gate EE Dev Handles Controversy with a Delayed, But Perfect Response

  • Avatar for BaltimoreJones BaltimoreJones A year ago

    @jeremy.parish My God, a Capcom Disney NES collection would be incredible.

    Posted in The Most In-Depth Mega Man Legacy Collection Interview You'll Read Today

  • Avatar for BaltimoreJones BaltimoreJones A year ago

    @sleepiest You appear to be taking the position that the other generations just don't understand Kingdom Hearts, and you're blaming them for not liking the combat, but it's more likely that the opposite thing is true. You love it unreasonably because it hits your nostalgic age sweet spot; as you say, it's your FF7.

    The combat in KH is definitely not very good and it's absurd to say it feels better than any shooter you've played. You have to recognize that for what it is - blind nostalgia. Man I just remember jumping and mashing on that button over and over again and I recall how unsatisfying it felt especially for those big fat blue enemies.

    The story is obviously absurd and awful, but no it's not any worse than most other JRPGs. I'm fine with enjoying it as a silly overwrought sprawling mess (there is a certain charm to that), but it's not truly "good".

    Anyway, all this being said, I enjoyed my time with the games (1 and 2) and look forward to playing others, but people tend to build them up as more than they are. The main reason they're enjoyable is because of getting to explore classic Disney worlds, and when you combine that with a ridiculous massive traditional JRPG storyline you get this kinda interesting charming thing (if you're of a certain inclination). It's not a shining example of great gameplay or story or overall game design or anything like that though.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Missing From Our 15 Best Games Since 2000 List?

  • Avatar for BaltimoreJones BaltimoreJones A year ago

    I owned Volume 4 and used it for Final Fantasy (basically just followed the guide, pausing for very long periods of time to grind). I can't find a chapter list but I'm pretty sure I used it for other stuff too. Still have it at home so will check it out again at some point.

    Posted in In the '80s, Unauthorized Game Books Were Our YouTube

  • Avatar for BaltimoreJones BaltimoreJones A year ago

    Long before I was able to get my hands on the King's Quest games, I had to make do with reading through the King's Quest Companion (first just at the bookstore, eventually I bought it), which was an awesome way to "play out the games in my head" as you say. In fact I enjoyed it so much that when I finally got my hands on the games, I played them following the walkthroughs to the letter. To this day I have not played KQ1-6 without using those walkthroughs.

    Posted in In the '80s, Unauthorized Game Books Were Our YouTube

  • Avatar for BaltimoreJones BaltimoreJones A year ago

    @VotesForCows Yea I really dislike that type of design. Playtest better - "Normal" should be "normal" and a decent experience.

    I found something similar with BioShock 2 - on Normal the game eventually becomes trivial, just a matter of deploying a few turrets and robots and then hiding if you need to. You also wind up with everything maxed out. How hard is it to playtest and figure out that you should be giving out less ammo and making the robots/turrets less powerful or slower to attain?

    Posted in The 15 Best Games Since 2000, Number 2: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

  • Avatar for BaltimoreJones BaltimoreJones A year ago

    Cool, so Portal is #1. Pretty good choice.

    Can't say I agree with MGS3 though. Played it in the last year or two and just never got into it. On Normal difficulty it was often better to just sprint through screens and tank through damage until the next cut scene rather than playing "for real". Never got into a groove playing "for real".

    Posted in The 15 Best Games Since 2000, Number 2: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater