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  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 5 hours ago

    Sonic, Yoshi and Red from Angry Birds are the 3 plushies I have currently on my shelf, so I guess they are my favourites. I like Daxter a lot too. And Monokuma and Shadow the Hedgehog - those cute mascots with a dark side.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Who's Your Favorite Game or Game Series Mascot?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 5 days ago

    Many contenders for GoTY this year, but the Sonic Mania soundtrack by portuguese composer Tiago Lopes is easily my soundtrack of the year. It's an irresistible mix of japanese retro cool and modern latino-tinged electronica beats.

    Yakuza Zero should also be nominated for something - best story at least, but unfortunately games that are released in Jan - Feb seem to be always at a disadvantage when it comes to GoTY awards. Danganronpa 3 should be up for best handheld game over Yoshi & Poochy.Edited 3 times. Last edited 5 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Mario Lead the Nominees in This Year's Game Awards

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 5 days ago

    Sonic was cool because those Mega Drive / Genesis games were so good. They had visuals that made the NES seem ancient and even Mario World on the SNES seem a bit plain and pedestrian, and Sonic had unique gameplay that had never been seen in platformers before. I doubt the animated series had much to do with it, not outside the U.S. at least. I've never seen an episode of that series.

    I'm not sure purely as a character either Sonic or Mario is particularly cool, but they've starred in some great video games. Mario especially is a bizarre choice for a mascot character anyway, as the live-action film showed. Sonic is essentially a cute animal mascot character and those are pretty universally popular, although perhaps not "cool" or even intended as such - unless you're very young. The one thing that maybe makes Sonic cool is his speed, as being fast tends to be thought of as cool, whether it's Usain Bolt, Spider-Man or a sports car.

    Posted in Sonic Forces Reminds Us Sonic the Hedgehog Has Always Tried a Bit Too Hard to Be Cool

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 9 days ago

    As Randal said in Clerks II: "There's only one 'Return,' and it ain't 'of the King,' it's 'of the Jedi.'

    Posted in Splatoon 2's Next Splatfest Takes the Fight to Genre Fiction

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 12 days ago

    I've liked some Telltale games like Batman and The Walking Dead, but I think going forward it would help if their games had more actual gameplay in them and if their game engines were more up-to-date technically.

    Posted in Telltale Games Lays Off 25 Percent of Staff as Company Restructures

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 12 days ago

    I think the X1X and the Pro mark the comeback of the premium console. In the '90s the Neo Geo and the 3DO were expensive premium consoles meant for a more affluent audience than your common SNES & Genesis. They only sold a few million units globally, but technically they were way ahead of those 16-bit machines. The Neo Geo for instance offered close to PS1 and Saturn level 2D visuals in the early '90s.

    The X1X and the Pro have a better chance of success, because in inflation-adjusted amounts they aren't as monstrously expensive as the Neo Geo and the 3DO were at the time. The fact that the X1X and the Pro share the library with the base models and don't have any exclusives of their own is both a pro and a con compared to the '90s premium consoles.

    I like the idea of the premium console, which I think has the potential to grow the overall console market and maybe also tempt some people to migrate from the PC back to console. However, the premium models will probably always be somewhat niche compared to the more affordable mainstream consoles.

    Great point about the MCU by the way. If Marvel had had the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four it's doubtful whether films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr Strange and Ant Man would've been made. It's those gems that have kept the MCU feeling fresh and somewhat unpredictable.Edited 2 times. Last edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in The Xbox One X Is Trying to Pave Its Own Path in the World

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 15 days ago

    The new Bubsy sequel? Or Knack 2, anyone?

    If I can only pick one, it's Street Fighter 2. The original game was mediocre and went by without most people noticing it. The sequel revolutionized and redefined the whole fighting game genre for decades to come and revived the arcade industry in the early '90s. I wonder if there'll ever be a sequel like that.

    Super Shinobi was also a perfect sequel, as it took everything good from the first game and just made it all super - super gameplay, super graphics, super level design, super bosses and a super soundtrack. It was a huge improvement in every conceivable way.

    Others: Turrican 2, Mega Man 2, Alpha Mission 2, Sonic 2, Virtua Fighter 2, Wipeout XL, Civ 2, Rogue Squadron 2 and Luigi's Mansion 2.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Favorite Video Game Sequel?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 20 days ago

    The Ghost of Onimushima sounds good to me. Feudal Japan is always a great setting. Having loved and platinumed both PS4 Infamous games, I would've liked to see more of that, but if this is where they want to go, I'll gladly follow.

    Posted in Infamous Developer Reveals Ghost of Tsushima for PS4

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 21 days ago

    I've been playing mostly GT Sport this weekend. I tried the VR mode and it's strange how unfamiliar it makes GT feel. It feels like when the first racing games with 3D graphics arrived, games like Virtua Racing and Ridge Racer. It's new and uncharted territory for racing games.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Are You Playing on This Busy, Busy Weekend?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi A month ago

    I'd say the arcade version of Dragon's Lair and Night Trap on the 3DO, but their developers kind of cheated, as they were barely games and more like interactive movies.

    As for normal games, I think Radiant Silvergun on the Saturn looked so great that you wondered just how much better could 2D graphics get. Fortunately some developers are still raising the bar of 2D games, with Cuphead and Ori being two great recent examples.

    With 3D games I still feel, as always, that there's lots of room for improvement, although games like Gran Turismo Sport, DriveClub and The Order 1886 are if not approaching, at least taking steps towards photorealism and movie-quality visuals.

    VR is another paradigm shift like the move from 2D to 3D visuals, so there's even more room for visual quality to improve there. Current VR game visuals have a pretty basic gen 1 feel, but the level of immersion has suddenly taken a massive leap forward compared to regular 3D games.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Older Game Did You Think Had Graphics That Would Never Be Bettered?