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  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 17 days ago

    I mean, I'm curious how this turns out. I was frustrated by the changes and the direction they are taking this at first, but I'm basically over it now. I just had to accept that it wasn't going to be the game I was expecting/wanting/hoping it would be, which is a game that would do for FFVII what REmake did for Resident Evil. I guess they will never make that game. I remain a fan of pre-rendered backgrounds actually, which I think can lend a very interesting cinematic feeling to a game. I can't imagine that FFVII will be as interesting without all the dramatic camera angles. We'll just have to see how they do it I guess.

    (For the record, I am similarly disappointed with the RE2 Remake, although I'm sure that will also turn out to be a good game in its own right.)

    Posted in Square Enix is Pitching Final Fantasy VII Remake as an Action Game in Job Listings

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 17 days ago

    @discohospital Yep, you nailed it.

    But for me, it will always be N-E-S.

    Posted in Nintendo Confirms the Official Pronunciation of "NES," and It's the Right One

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    I haven't seen anyone else say it yet, so I'm going to say Lunar: The Silver Star Story - actually, personally, I only played the playstation version which has several alterations. But I'm sure the Sega CD original is great too. I don't really know what it is, but Lunar has a gestalt to it that really elevates it. It's just charming as heck, and has a great soundtrack too (always beneficial in these kinds of games). It's not the most groundbreaking title, but it's very solid. I kind of think of Lunar as my Platonic ideal of a JRPG, complete with all the tropes and cliches that we like to parody and deconstruct now.

    And seriously, the music - isn't this overworld theme the sound of adventure?

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

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    @IPA Well, it's not that I'm bored with the game in an absolute sense. That does happen sometimes and I don't go back to those kinds of games. I'm talking about games that I'm basically enjoying just fine, but just need a break from. Like the last time I tried to make it through Tales of Symphonia (attempt number two) I made it over half way, but eventually reached a point where I had just played a series of somewhat difficult dungeons and then I had another one start up and I felt like I just couldn't do it right at that moment. I needed a break from this very similar, repetitive type of gameplay. So I put the game down - fully intending to come back to it in a few days - and started playing something else, and some how I just never went back. That was several years ago now.

    I don't know if its a personality thing, or an aspect of my media consumption habits, or what, but I have repeated this behavior with many games, and also with quite few TV shows and books. Without going over to my game cabinet and counting them, I would guess there are about 30 JRPGs in there that I have done this on, and another maybe 15 games in other genres, and most of them quite good and enjoyable. I just can't seem to play one thing at a time and so I sometimes get sidetracked and never go back.

    Posted in What Games From Your Backlog Do You Plan to Play This Summer?

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    I’m actually trying to wrap up Ni No Kuni right now. My backlog is basically out of control at this point, and I would estimate it’s about 80% JRPGs. A chronic problem for me for years has been setting aside RPGs, and by the time I pick them up again not remembering what was going on, etc. Then I inevitably start over, get half way through the game, get bored, set it down for a bit, and the whole process repeats. But I have recently solved this problem by making the entirely obvious realization that the internet is full of plot summaries and now I am optimistic that I may be able to finish a bunch of these games soon.Edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in What Games From Your Backlog Do You Plan to Play This Summer?

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    I didn’t play the game at launch, but by the time I played it they must have improved it a fair bit because it seemed pretty good to me. I do think the story was a bit less gripping, but that is endemic to making a less linear, more “open-world” style game. Other than that it seemed very good, I’d say it is similar in quality to other Mass Effect games.

    Posted in Anthem Executive Producer Thinks Mass Effect Andromeda Could Have Reviewed Better in a Different Release Window

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    Sakurai: Well we had the man hours to add one more character. We were thinking it could be Simon Belmont or possibly someone from Dragon Warrior, but then we found out about the great fan demand for Waluigi! So we went with that, because satisfying the fans is our top priority.

    Reasonable people everywhere: What have we done...

    Posted in Sakurai Will be Aware of "Groundswell" of Support for Waluigi in Smash Bros. Ultimate, Reggie Fils-Aime Says

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    $75.10 - which is a little misleading because I have bought several humble bundles, kickstarted some games, etc. But as far as direct purchases through Steam sales, etc, well, I guess there it is. What can I say? I don't really care for the PC gaming experience, but I also don't really like spending too much money on digital files that I don't own. I don't think I've ever bought anything on steam that wasn't 75% or something.

    Posted in How Much Money Have You Spent on Steam?

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 2 months ago

    I feel like I'm just not ready for new consoles. By 2020 or 2021 it will have been another 7-8 year generation - which is pretty long (historically speaking), but it feels to me like the whole industry is slowing down, and this make the console changeover feel too soon. I mean I feel like the PS4 is just now reaching it's stride, like the console is not "used up" yet. Maybe I'll feel differently by the time 2020 rolls around.

    It's disappointing to think that some of my most anticipated games for the last several years (Cyber Punk and the next ES which I just assumed they were making) may not even come out on current hardware, let alone be designed and optimized for it, and that therefore these games will wind up costing me hundreds of dollars, in that they will oblige me to buy new hardware which I am not sure I'm ready for (or I could, you know, exercise some self restraint. Ha! Yeah right. Let's not waste time on absurd hypotheticals.) But anyway, I guess it's far enough out that my feelings might change, and so there's no point in worrying about it yet.

    As for the Switch, I do think this will be a problem for them. Downports to the Switch may happen, but it will be completely obvious that the Switch is the most inferior hardware at that point - to savvy people like us it is already clear that the Switch cannot match the PS4 et al, but I think the Switch comes close enough, especially with Nintendo's first party offerings (like Breath of the Wild) that more casual consumers don't notice or don't see the disparity as big enough to be a problem. However all that will change once the next generation comes out. Then there will be no hiding the Switch's graphical short comings. Consequently they will have to double down on portability as their unique feature. I think that might work, but I'm not too sure.

    Posted in What the Next Console Generation Could Mean for Switch According to One of its Key Developers

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 2 months ago

    I'm interested in this but I was also expecting it to be pre-rendered backgrounds or fixed camera angles. I really think pre rendered backgrounds can look great, and I think the fixed camera angle is helpful for any game that is looking for a cinematic appearance. It's particularly effective in horror games I feel. A bit of a missed opportunity in that respect, but I'm sure it will be good anyway.

    Posted in The Resident Evil 2 Remake Takes the Best of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 7