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  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 5 days ago

    I guess I'll throw my nod to Final Fantasy VI, behind what I'm sure will be a slew of Final Fantasies, Chrono Triggers, and Earthbounds. I know it's a boring choice, but that is the big power 3 of the 16-bit RPG era for a reason!

    You could argue that RPGs still haven't surpassed those games, although I think the SMT / Persona games arguably have. But man, what amazing games!

    Posted in What's Your Favorite Sprite-Based RPG from the Era That Inspired Octopath Traveler?

  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 6 days ago

    @Captain-Oppositional I like random encounters too. I just think it's best to have a variety of games, with some games that have them and some that don't. That way there's games for everyone! If it's a deal breaker for someone, they can just play one of the RPGs that let you turn them off. Personally I prefer to play RPGs where they are part of the challenge, and challenge that can't be turned off is more satisfying to overcome. But let's make games for everyone!

    Posted in Octopath Traveler Review: 40 Hours Played and Counting

  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 6 days ago

    Looking forward to it! My Hero and One Punch Man are the two best Superhero comics I've ever read!

    Posted in My Hero One's Justice is Brilliant Fan Service for My Hero Academia Fans

  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 7 days ago

    Sounds like a great game! I'm glad to hear that the name Octopath Traveller has a reason besides just being weird!

    Also count me as someone who's very glad that random battles are in the game, and not able to be turned off. That feature was novel in Bravely Default, but even in that game it did make the experience feel a bit trivialized. Choosing what type of experience to give the player and what options are available is the developer's job, and sometimes for the sake of challenge it's important to limit what the player can do. I'm just happy there are still a few RPGs coming out that are offering that kind of old school experience, which I find valuable.

    I didn't see you mention the game's soundtrack in your review at all... hope some mention of it is added into the final review!

    Posted in Octopath Traveler Review: 40 Hours Played and Counting

  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 7 days ago

    @Ohoni I don't think you're wrong. As I said, I agree that there were some things in the press to be legitimately angry about, and still are. But I think the bigger picture is social media itself, and how it tends to enflame our worst instincts, and turn movements based on good ideas into something toxic.

    What's interesting is that you can see this happen on both sides. There's a lot of similarity between Gamergate and the Me Too movement, for example. There's something about movements started in social media that take good ideas and turn them toxic, take people who want change for the better into angry mobs, and create movements which are only counter productive to their own causes.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 7 days ago

    @Ohoni I think you can't really get anywhere debating about the amount of trolls; let's say they were only a tiny minority. Even if that's the case, the problem with that movement was that it was based mostly on anger and it was unfocused. Even if I agree that they have something to justifiably be angry about (in some cases I do,) that sort of reactionary movement was never going to have a chance to accomplish anything. In the end it only made things worse.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 7 days ago

    @TernBird Hey, could you stop using the term "mansplaining"? Whether you read condescension or not into his comments (I don't see it,) there's no reason at all to genderize it. The entire point of that term seems to be to shame men who dare to disagree with women. That's unacceptable. Part of being a professional, whether you're a man or a woman, is having a thick enough skin to accept some disagreement. It's pretty toxic to turn every disagreement into a gender war.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 7 days ago
  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 7 days ago

    @docexe I feel pretty much the same. That whole gamergate thing was awful because it felt like both sides were full of toxicity. It reminded me of the movie War Games... the only way to win that game was not to play.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for Flipsider99 Flipsider99 7 days ago

    Good to see there's some Zelda 2 love in these comments! It really deserves it!

    Posted in Best Zelda Games: Every Legend of Zelda Game Ranked

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