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  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon Yesterday

    @Galgomite It seems like someone like Kevtris would have to build SFX chipset emulation into the firmware, which may not be impossible, but to my layman's ear it sounds very challenging to develop. But with this latest jailbreak patch hitting so soon after the console's release, maybe it's easy to develop for, and hopefully there is plenty of FPGA NVM to write lots of cool code for this thing.

    Posted in The Analogue Super NT Has Been Hacked Just Like the SNES Mini

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 9 days ago

    I am getting matched with players on Xbox One, but sometimes it takes more than one attempt to work. Lately though, I'm always able to match up with folks with no workarounds needed.

    Posted in Monster Hunter: World Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Issues, But Not For Xbox One

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 9 days ago

    @jeremy.parish Let's hope Analogue produces another run of those. I want one.

    My instinct is to choose the Genesis, but as much as I love it, the controller isn't great anymore. I honestly think the Xbox One may be my desert island console of choice these days since it has most of the games I care about and the backwards compatibility catalog includes a bunch of Genesis and PS1 games that were re-released on the 360.

    Tied for that might be the 3DS because it also plays the huge DS catalog and many Virtual Console games.

    Posted in What Would Be Your Desert Island Console?

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 16 days ago

    I don't know, in high-res mode, this game is performing great for me on the X. So as long as CAPCOM works out the kinks in multiplayer, which I rarely participate in anyway, I'll be happy.

    As far as Japan seeing the Xbox One as a secondary console, I think that makes some amount of sense since it's never been as popular there, but other Japanese games, like Final Fantasy XV seem to be getting great support and performance on the X, so I haven't been feeling shafted at all on the Xbox. I'd like to see other publishers, like SEGA support come back at some point, with the Yakuza series, but I'd be even happier if those came to the PC.

    I do think that publishers realize that there are still at least 30 million Xbox Ones in the wild without counting the X's sales, so I think we'll see more support in the future from Japan.

    Posted in Monster Hunter: World on Xbox One Feels Like an Afterthought

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 17 days ago

    I've been noticing these TG-16 games still popping up on the Wii U. There must be a contractual obligation here. I'm not looking forward to buying Virtual Console games again on the Switch.

    Posted in You Can Now Get Necromancer, a PC Engine JRPG from 1988, on the Wii U Virtual Console

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 18 days ago

    I love both games for different reasons, but I still agree with Mike's comparisons. I found Horizon so fun that I could probably play that style of game for hundreds of hours if the story, skill tree and equipment kept going. I got about 60 hours out of it, but I still have some Frozen Wilds left to do. I topped out on MH4U after about 25 hours because the missions got repetitive even though the equipment is more interesting, and I never liked controlling it on the 3DS, even with my Circle Pad Pro (one of the few games with support for it). I'm hoping to get more out of Monster Hunter World on the Xbox. I'm really digging it so far, but I tend to fizzle out on loot grind games if the story doesn't keep me in it, so we'll see.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn is a Gateway Into The World of Monster Hunter

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 19 days ago

    I'm okay with the new look. It may not give me the same experience I had in 2005, but that's okay. I'm also glad a new generation of gamers will be able to experience it for the first time.

    It reminds of the time the Blade Runner Director's Cut came out on DVD, and then the Final Cut on Blu-ray. Both were incrementally better versions of the movie than the theatrical version in 1982 and I'm glad I own them.

    Posted in Shadow of the Colossus' Remake on PS4 Loses the Magic in its Quest for Technical Brilliance

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 20 days ago
  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 20 days ago

    I have a similar problem with Destiny 1 & 2. I tend to play solo, which is fine for much of the content, but the really good content requires a good group of friends, which at my age is not impossible, but most of my friends have lives that don't revolve around games.

    If Sea of Thieves is good enough with random matchmaking, like Monster Hunter or Vermintide, I'll give it a shot.

    Posted in Sea of Thieves Requires a Good Crew for Maximum Fun and Plunder

  • Avatar for AstroDemon AstroDemon 23 days ago

    I'll probably wait for a discounted season pass since there's so much content in Origins already.

    In AC: Syndicate, even though it wasn't perfect, the Jack the Ripper expansion was very memorable for me. I loved that Evie was middle-aged with a problem that only she could solve, and the new fear mechanic was great. Rather than silently assassinating your enemies 1-by-1, you strike fear into them by using hallucinogens and your own brutal takedown tactics.
    It was pretty shocking to play sometimes, but very satisfying.

    Posted in Assassin's Creed Origins - The Hidden Ones DLC Review: Addition, Not Innovation