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Freelance cartoonist who wishes he could be paid to play video games instead of drawing.

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  • Avatar for camchow camchow 11 days ago

    Didn't realize this was a thing. Well as far as JRPGs go I'm currently playing FF5, at the final dungeon, just beat the boss that lives in a book and made my way past a bunch of dragons pretending to be angry old dudes in a jail. Going to finally get around to beating this game at long last.

    Other than that I also started playing FF9. When I saw that you could speed up the battle loading times on the steam version I decided to give it a go again. Love this game, though probably safe to say it's definitely not my favorite soundtrack of the series...

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Game Are You Playing for JRPG July?

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 15 days ago

    Well, I can say it's true for myself. Hell sometimes I'll be working and take a quick 5 minute break to play something on my phone (FF5 atm). Besides that I definitely schedule in free time to play games but that might be more of a self employed thing, if I was still working in a traditional job I would just be working what I was given. For now I always make sure to give myself plenty of free time to destress and play games. Too much work isn't good.

    Posted in A New Study Suggests Video Games are the Reason Why Some Men Aren't Working

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 17 days ago

    For what it's worth this is the first Sonic game I'll ever be buying day 1. Hope it succeeds because this is the direction I'd love for Sonic to go down and stay on.

    Posted in Sonic Mania Could Affect the Direction of Future Sonic Games

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 26 days ago

    Chrono Trigger definitely stood out to me too. Trade in Punch Out for Chrono Trigger and SNES mini is golden. Probably could try to fit TMNT Turtles in Time in there too though.

    Posted in 10 Games We Can't Help but Notice Are Missing from the SNES Classic Edition

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    The most exciting reveal was Monster Hunter Worlds for sure. Could have been a better trailer though.

    Not sure why they are remaking Shadow of the Colossus to be honest. I LOVE that game but I know how to defeat them all, why would I want to pay to go through it again when I already have the HD remake or original? Throw in a couple new bosses and sure but otherwise this is a strange one imo

    Out of curiousity, with Bob gone are there any Monster Hunter fans left on the USGamer crew?Edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in The Winners and Losers of E3 2017

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    @Jeremiah-Jones I've done multiplayer with friends and solo. Honestly I end up doing solo more because coordinating schedules is a pain. You can definitely play through the recent games solo. For the recent 3DS games you get goofy cat partners, they aren't going to compare to having human players but the game's single player is scaled differently than multiplayer so that really isn't a huge issue (multiplayer monsters have way more HP, etc).

    You'd probably want to go through the single player story and get the hang of things before jumping online. The story is mostly dialogue boxes but the localization is great and honestly MHGen in particular had me LOLing all the time. It's a fun and goofy game that just also happens to have great intense hunts.

    Multiplayer and singleplayer are just different modes. I actually fine single player a bit more enjoyable because it's pretty easy to get carried in a 4 player Hunt. The game is so much easier with other people so to me I always prefer hunting on my own for the first time to get a hang of the monsters. While there are some end game exclusive monsters in the mulitplayer you can even do those missions solo if you're feeling bold. It'll take longer but honestly you could just think of it as a hard mode. Tell you what it was a super fucking Rush to take down a Deviljho on my own for the first time. After that accomplishment I had a few more Deviljho parts to grab before finishing up it's armor set, I let myself play with online randos and it's just SO much easier.

    The difference was clear. On my own I had to make careful use of every trap. Bring pack full of healing items and even scavenge for more while on the hunt. Bring not just healing items but the crafting mats to make more on the field as well. That and packing in good amount of food and buff items. It took some planning, you don't just walk in and hope for the best on your own. Meanwhile every time I played multiplayer, it was still fun sure, but there was no challenge.

    Anyway, I'm not trying to say multiplayer is shit, it's not, it's fun, BUT it's not the only way to play. Single player is great and it can be a real challenge to try to solo the hunter hub quests. Stick to the village quests at first, you'll still get so many hours of play out of it and by the end you'll either be hooked and want to jump into the extra content or you'll be satisfied and done.

    Posted in Monster Hunter World Cleaves the Fandom into Rival Camps

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    @KaiserWarrior idk man. I've been a fan since Tri on the Wii and I'm ready for the series to evolve past segmented maps. I guess this is just going to be one of those things that isn't going to please everyone either way (I sure as hell would have been disappointed if the game looked like this but still had segmented maps). It remains to be seen how paintballs and the map will work now but I doubt it's going to be a ruinous change. Maybe now instead of a monster ducking into a hidey hole and teleporting to his nest to sleep you'll be able to chase it down the entire way or struggle to crawl through their secret escape paths. Instead of just "oh it ran off towards 2" you'll have to watch it carefully as it dips and ducks behind trees and rocks, you'll have to actually track it.
    Plus no more Oh shit run to neighboring section to have a drink, eat some meat and sharpen my weapons in peace, the monsters will be relentless and you'll have to think up new tricks to get that breathing room. Maybe traps will be more defensive than offensive. The possibilities are exciting.

    But again, I get it, this is something we probably just aren't going to agree on I guess, but it's definitely something I've been hoping for so I can't hide my excitement. Sure there are other open world games but it's not about the genre to me, if I want to play open world Monster Hunter I'm not going to just play Skyrim or even Horizon Zero Dawn, it's not the same. I'm sorry some of you guys aren't feeling it yet and I honestly hope that as new trailers and gameplay vids are released those anxieties will be calmed.

    I will agree that the end left a bad taste in my mouth. Monster Hunter is goofy as fuck and silly cooking tune not being there is a weird sign. I can only hope there was an error or something, I mean it's still a big cartoon meat on a bone, it wasn't a big bloody realistic looking slab of meat. That and the fact that all the animations (running away from the monster, classic great sword moves) makes me hopeful they are going to stick true to the series. I hope all the goofy dialogue and Felynes make a return too. Losing felynes teammates would be a huge bummer. I'm going to try not to get too worried just yet though.

    Posted in Monster Hunter World Cleaves the Fandom into Rival Camps

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    I am SO surprised at the negative reaction I'm seeing for this. I am so psyched for this. Beautiful Monster Hunter on PC or current gen console, it's gorgeous. And on top of that it's open world? FUCk YES. I mean, I LOVE Monster Hunter but dudes I am so done with those segmented maps. Nothing stupider than a fighting a monster who just decides to hang out on the border of a map and you can't reach it without loading into another zone, or getting knocked into the another zone. Then suddenly it's peace time. Kills the mood a bit. I mean sure it's a minor thing in the grand scheme of things but man having an open world Monster Hunter is something I've been dreaming about for ages.

    You know what else though? Since it's on it's way to PC my wife is finally willing to try it. I bet this game is going to do great on Steam. Hoping for a success. Will stay optimistic for now, can't wait for more info.

    Though honestly WTF why did the trailer end with cooking up some meat and no cooking music?

    I know this came off as ramble but damn I am so excited about this. Honestly game of the show for me. E3 is over. Capcom wins for me.Edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in Monster Hunter World Cleaves the Fandom into Rival Camps

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    This looks way better. Honestly THIS is what I wanted when they came to kickstarter and started talking about a Mega Man style revival game. Something about this 2d action just looks so much better than the bland style of Mighty No9. I skipped out on Mighty No9 after the poor reviews and my initial gut reaction but this looks much better so I'll probably pick it up for sure. For what it's worth I honestly did enjoy the Mighty GunVolt mini game on the 3DS back in 2014. I just hope this game doesn't go crazy with story and cutscenes like Mighty No9. Remember your roots folks, we didn't play classic Mega Man for hours of lame story segments.

    Posted in Mighty Gunvolt Burst: We Talk to Inti Creates About The Upcoming Sequel

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 2 months ago

    This game is goofy but pretty fun too. My wife was addicted to it for a while and we'd play together in turns. It's pretty crazy once you really start surviving until the later eras, we were getting dinosaurs and even proto humans. Idk if anything comes past those guys but man they would just always one shot us.

    Posted in Welcome to the Jungle, Part 1: Tokyo Jungle’s Resurrected City