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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 2 days 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 6 days 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

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 9 days ago

    I can definitely understand being annoyed by enemies just spawning over and over again. I just played through FE Fates Conquest and there was that one stage later in the game where you are in Hoshido that just kept summoning in waves and waves and waves and just MORE waves of movement buffed flyers. Damn that stage was annoying. I was playing classic mode and ended up losing my healer and Arthur. I wasn't about to restart that level to deal with all that again.

    Still, I'm too much of a sucker for Fire Emblem and Advance Wars. Gotta support them in hopes of one day spurring some guts into Intelligent Systems to try another go at Advance Wars.

    Posted in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review: Faithful to a Fault

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 14 days ago

    Skyrim is a strange one to talk about. I love LOVE Skyrim, but only after heavily modding it. Mod out the perk system for something better, mod in more interesting armor, weapons and spells, mod out bugs and weird design choices. I think I actually can't stand vanilla Skyrim. It has a beautiful world (minus the cities) but everything else is just average at best. Mod the hell out of it and suddenly it really is one of the best and most interesting RPG experiences you can have, but you really need to work on a good mod list to get you there.

    Posted in Skyrim is Not the Best RPG of All Time

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    I consider myself a fan of Fire Emblem since the GBA days, back when I thought hey this is just Advance Wars meets FFT. Playing through Conquest now for the first time on classic and man.... idk, maybe I'm not as patient as I used to be or just have less free time, but after losing a single character mid way through a half hour battle I end up thinking do I value this character more than my free time? hmm. RIP Niles, Azura, Laslow and Shura, I guess your lives don't mean as much to me than the 30 - 45 minutes. Though I did reload when I messed up and lost Felicia yesterday, she is just too good at killing mages to let go.

    Anyway, I guess what I'm getting at is I'm okay with things getting a little bit easier nowadays. I beat Fire Emblem on the GBA and even played through and finished Awakening in classic, but somehow I just feel like this mechanic is getting annoying in Conquest. Maybe it has something to do with the really lame story so far though, idk. Personally I've come to the decision that I'm just going to play in casual mode from now after this one last classic playthrough. I'll be as careful as I have been in the old permadeath days but I think I'll be happy to not have to waste time reloading saves.

    Though with the turn wheel and revivals maybe I won't need to? Hmm. Guess I'll have to look into how those work, especially the revival thing.

    Posted in Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia Might Actually Be More Forgiving Than Awakening and Fates

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    Congrats on the 100 episodes! Definitely one of my favorite podcasts to listen to while I'm working. Especially love the Persona 4 and Chrono Trigger round ups.

    I think the primary draw of RPGs to me is the sense of adventure that can be hard to get with some other games. Whether it's riding around horseback in a modern day open world RPG or flying an airship around an entire world of some classic JRPG. Starting out with almost nothing and gearing up, conquering all sorts of monsters on some grand journey. I never get tired of that. I can even deal with a uninteresting story (like Skyrim or Mass Effect Andromeda) or simple / bland gameplay (like any MMO or Skyrim again) as long as I get a huge world to walk through and explore. Nothing beats the feeling of walking through a large unexplored area of a RPG, running into new monsters and just hoping all your training, new skills and best equipment is enough to survive whatever the game will throw your way. This is the kind of experience modern RPGs are good at providing but great RPGs have been giving us this for ages, take Zelda 2. The feeling of adventure exploring that huge overworld, using all your skills and experience to survive walking from one end of the world to another. Ah now that's an adventure!

    Whether you have a clear goal driven by the plot or just a lust for new loot, at the end of the day it's the world you do it in that really matters most to me and RPGs just so happen to often have the best, most interesting worlds to immerse yourself in.

    Posted in For the RPG Podcast's 100th Episode, We Want to Know Why You Love RPGs

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    @Tetragrammaton somehow I think wanting to avoid spoilers leaking is PR talk for buy the game instead, but who can say for sure. All I know is a for profit company is going to care about one of those more than the other.

    The anime brings up an interesting point though, did anyone who played through the entirety of P4 watch the anime? Genuinely curious, maybe it's just me but as much as I loved P4 I had no desire to watch an anime retelling all the events I already experienced.

    @UnskippableCutscene15 I had no idea Giant Bomb Endurance Run was a thing. You'll have to forgive me if I'm sceptical to the amount of credit you are giving Giant Bomb for Persona 4's success.

    All that aside though, whatever pros or cons we see in streaming, I just don't see why people are getting this upset over this when it's entirely in their right to control the distribution of their content they are actively trying to sell. We've become so used to the idea of streaming and let's plays as a thing these days but is it really that many steps away from piracy?

    Posted in Persona 5's Restrictive Streaming Guidelines are an Unfortunate Bit of Self-Sabotage

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    Planet scanning was so bad. I'd rather go back to the little model ship like in ME2 or 3 (I mean the scale of these star systems is all whacked out and wrong anyway). Honestly I loved this game despite it's many flaws but traveling between planets and anomalies always made me sleepy.

    Posted in The Upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch's Secret Most Important Fix is the Galaxy Map Travel

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month ago

    So uh, a bit of Devil's advocate here: Where do we draw the line with streaming or posting these on Youtube? With a game that has such a focus on it's narrative is it really fair to compare it to streaming Hearthstone or Minecraft? Think back to Persona 4, if you knew all the twists and every story beat, would you really still go out, buy it and play through it? What about for a game like Firewatch?

    I mean, is there a line there somewhere? What about just streaming The Force Awakens? As long as you chat over it?

    What differentiates a narrative heavy game vs a movie? The gameplay, the player interaction right? Is that it? Are people entitled to experience every other aspect of Persona 5, the story, the music, the mystery etc for free? Is it just the gameplay that elevates a video game's worth from 0 to $60? I mean at the end of the day you could experience every last bit of story and dialogue from these games on YouTube or something right? Can I just say "Eh, I'm shitty at video games and just want the story." and be entitled to experience every last hour of Persona 4 or 5 for free online just because I'm letting someone else play the game for me?

    Idk man. I mean I say all this as someone who does enjoy watching people play through certain games. There were a few YouTubers I enjoy that I sat and watched their Firewatch playthrough after I beat the game myself because I wanted to see their reactions to everything I played through. At the same time I could totally understand a developer feeling like this could lead to lost sales. I remember watching someone play through The Vanishing of Ethan Carter a few years back because I figured I wouldn't have a PC that could handle it for the foreseeable future. Now that I could easily play it I can't bring myself to buy the game since I already know everything that happens in it.

    Posted in Persona 5's Restrictive Streaming Guidelines are an Unfortunate Bit of Self-Sabotage

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 2 months ago

    Seeing how well this thing handles these games I am tempted to try it for Breath of the Wild and Xenoblade Chronicles X. I never got around to getting a Wii U but man I do want to try those games. Though even if I buy the games I still feel a bit, idk, shifty to play them on my PC if I never really bought the system they were meant for.

    Posted in Breath of the Wild Nearly Running on PC Via CEMU Emulator