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  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo 19 days ago

    I guess his "One Sony" policy was PS4, not Vita.

    Posted in Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Stepping Down in April

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo 27 days ago

    This weekend I'll be going hard at the game of "oh dear, I have an exam this week, I probably shouldn't touch games", then continue to get some time in with Picross e8 (finally out in Europe as of last week!) and Etrian Odyssey II.

    Sorry, Artelind, that third Stratum isn't going to explore itself.

    Posted in What New (or Old) Game Are You Playing This Weekend?

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo A month ago

    Oh, definitely. I've still got a bunch of 3DS games in my backlog, such as Etrian V and the Untold games. There's still a bunch of games I'm looking forward this year, mostly just Radiant Historia and The Alliance Alive, but I'm also looking forward to the still-unannounced final 3DS Etrian game (already confirmed to not be Untold 3, I am sad). And then there's the games I keep in rotation for when I'm listening to podcasts and have nothing better to do, like the Legend of Legacy and Pokémon Link Battle (Trozei), where I, as a madman, am still trying to get all Pokémon in the game to like me (as indicated by the heart symbol). I'm up to about 180 Mons now, so I've only got about 560 left to go @_@

    Other than that, I'll be revisiting it when I'm in the mood for some Theatrhythm (getting a perfect on Event Music Stages is some BS, let me tell you) or when I finally start playing Fire Emblem somewhere down the line. Or when I go at Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon again.

    Suffice to say, the 3DS still has a lot of life left in my eyes. But then again, I don't have a Switch yet, so I can spend time with the thing and not feel too bad... for now.Edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Are You Still Playing Your Nintendo 3DS?

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo A month ago

    It's not out just yet on the 3DS, but I'd really love to see a Radiant Historia Report. It's got something for Nadia and Kat both, with a pretty cool story and great characters, while also sporting some interesting battle mechanics with the 3x3 grid and a few out-of-combat mechanics, too.

    Unrelated: I'm finally caught up! Great to hear some retro titles in recent episodes like Secret of Mana (great), Secret of Evermore (eh... it's cool, but you need to know what you're doing), Terranigma (I love Quintet). Keep on the great work with RPGs of all shapes, sizes, and origins.

    Posted in Axe of the Blood God: Witcher 3, Secret of Evermore, and the Final Fantasy IX Report Wrap-up

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo A month ago

    Yay, a The Iconoclasts inclusion! That's good.

    Another game that completely slipped my mind, but should release in 2018 is Robit Games' Treasure Adventure World. A full-on remake of Treasure Adventure Game, first released around 2011, this (also) Metroidvania is shaping up to be bigger, more beautiful, and in all ways better than the original game. According to the developer's roadmap, all that's left to do is some testing and tweaking, and then it can be released into the wild (courtesy of Chucklefish).

    Posted in The Indie Games You Should Be Looking Out For in 2018

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo A month ago

    I'm throwing myself on the 3DS bandwagon this year again! Ha ha.
    But seriously, Dragon Quest XI (is it really N3DS-only? These 3DS models got heaps confusing), Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, The Alliance Alive... I'm hyped for all of them. And then there's the last 3DS Etrian Odyssey that still has to be announced... Ugh, I want them all, and I want them now.

    Since last year saw some long-in-development games release (Owlboy, Finding Paradise (which I still have to play), Rakuen (my personal GOTY)), let's give some love to another game that has been, what, nine years in the making? The Iconoclasts by Konjak/Joakim Sandberg (Noitu Love) is releasing on January 26th, if I recall correctly. Check it~

    (The author would like you to know that he is very sorry for invoking bracket hell (this is hypocritical))

    Posted in Our 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2018

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo A month ago

    PUBG: I wish games had better IP protection because of copycats

    Also PUBG: Oh, you made a mock-up ad showcasing our game? That's cute.

    Posted in Microsoft Pulls PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Ad That Appeared to Steal a Fan's Concept

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo A month ago

    The real problem with video games and podcasts is that 80% of the time, they are mutually exclusive for me. I can listen to a podcast, or I can play a game and let those tunes soothe me, but usually, I can't do it at the same time. At least not for the main game, that's when I listen to music. When I get to post-game, often I'll turn off the music and go for that podcast sound.

    Some games don't have very good or a large diversity of music, puzzle games, mostly. I love puzzle game Minimal, but I don't need music for that. Layton games, however, have some of the best music for puzzle games anywhere. Yesterday I grabbed my Wii U and played some Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky even though I've long since finished the main game and even the post-game dungeons. At this point I'm just boosting my explorer rank and training some Mons (but only when they hatch from eggs, those have better stats). In the background, podcasts reign supreme. Right up until the final battle with Darkrai, the music was on for all story dungeons. Afterwards, music went off in favour of catching up on some podcasts.
    That's just the way it goes.

    Posted in The Best Games of 2017 to Play While Listening to Podcasts

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo 2 months ago

    @VotesForCows Going for my MSc Accountancy and Control; at least I have a subject now, it's the most difficult part in writing a thesis, I find. When you have to come up with something on your own... *shudder* When you know what you need, it's not exactly plan sailing, but at least you won't keep getting stranded.

    ...meanwhile, I am surrounded by six devices that can play games, and Theatrhythm keeps calling my name. Ugh.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Which 2017 Game Did You Miss out on That You Still Really Want to Play?

  • Avatar for Hoolo Hoolo 2 months ago

    Can I say just say: all of them?

    I haven't been able to pick a Switch up yet on the account that I simply do not have the time to invest in a new console right now. Apparently following university courses and needing to write a thesis (and coming up with a subject) takes up a lot of time. Still, that's a lot of games to not touch.

    The only big release I did actually play was Metroid, so I'm striking out for:
    ♦ Pokémon (12-year-old me would be ashamed, present me doesn't care)
    ♦ Etrian Odyssey V
    ♦ Several Trails games
    ♦ Finding Paradise (first thing I'm doing during winter break)
    ♦ The entire bloody Switch library
    ♦ Other 3DS titles (Lady Layton, etc.)

    It's a good thing for me I hang around the periphery and don't go for the AAA games, eh?

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Which 2017 Game Did You Miss out on That You Still Really Want to Play?