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  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 2 months ago

    The article is great, and quite an enjoyable read for someone currently working their way through the series. That said, to get a bit pedantic - wouldn't MGS: Twin Snakes be billed as a complete remake rather than remaster? Remaster implies improving the visual assets, but Twin Snakes actually rebuilt the entire scenario from MGS with mechanics added from MGS2. Anywho, I could be wrong about this of course; just my two cents.

    Posted in What's the Best Metal Gear Ever? Ranking the Legendary Series

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 2 months ago

    Thanks for compiling this in one place! I'm looking forward to the remake, and more optimistic after finally returning to the Resident Evil series with Revelations 2 on Switch (the last I'd enjoyed was RE5).

    One quick clarification, and I'll admit this is down to jargon: the Resident Evil on Gamecube was a remake rather than a remaster. Remaster typically refers to leaving in place an engine, environments, etc. while remake tends to denote the recreation of a game/movie/album from the ground up. The Gamecube RE was the latter category, as while the skeleton of the game was retained, the environments, engine, models, narrative and more were created from scratch.Edited January 2018 by Unknown

    Posted in Resident Evil 2 Remake Release Date, Gameplay, Story, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Everything we Know

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 3 months ago

    All of these are fantastic suggestions. I made a game in SMM and it would have been lovely to make a world map, or - heck - even just upload and present the levels as a unified whole. Obviously SMM was an amazing achievement, but it's exciting to talk about future possibilities.

    Posted in 10 Things We Want to See in Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 3 months ago

    @NiceGuyNeon Agreed. I'd be more excited for a new game, especially one made from the ground up for the Switch's strengths and limitations, though I'll happily pick up Dark Souls again. I haven't played the original since playing it three times in 2011-2012, so I'm overdue for revisiting it :)

    Posted in Dark Souls Would Be an Odd Fit for Nintendo Switch

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 3 months ago

    This is well-thought-out, though I'd respectfully disagree. With regard to a significant online component, other games on Switch already accommodate this (and indeed are more heavily dependent on the internet than Dark Souls): Mario Kart 8, ARMS, Rocket League, Bomberman, Puyo Puyo Tetris and Splatoon 2 all rely on an internet connection for their most compelling gameplay. With regard to a pervasive sense of dread, I would point to the efficacy of the Resident Evil Revelations ports; these handle horror quite well, whether docked or handheld. With regard to a sense of scale and grandeur, Breath of the Wild and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 demonstrate that the Switch has the ability to convey massive environments without losing a sense of intimacy and detail.

    Much of the success for a Dark Souls port would come down to performance. I'm not yet convinced that the Switch could pull off a great version of this classic game, but I could easily be convinced - I certainly wouldn't preorder, but would pick it up ASAP once the reviews came out.

    Posted in Dark Souls Would Be an Odd Fit for Nintendo Switch

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 3 months ago

    @KCC You are referring to a legal concept relevant to criminal trials, not conditions of employment. Additionally, an investigation was conducted at IGN that found the claims to have merit. I know folks mean well when they cite 'innocent until proven guilty,' but it can come across as siding more rapidly with a powerful patriarchy rather than folks finally giving voice to long-term injustice; we aren't in a world where baseless claims are given undue attention - indeed, the opposite has traditionally proven to be the case as women have had their allegations ignored.

    Posted in IGN Fires Editor-In-Chief After Investigation Into 'Alleged Misconduct'

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 6 months ago

    @jago81 I think it's fair to blame the pirate and the company that responded badly. The press and, eventually, the consumer will be victims of both, since it slows the pipeline of review content. The pirate was a jerk, and Nintendo responded badly.

    Posted in Report: Nintendo of America Clamps Down on Review Copies Following Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Leak

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 6 months ago

    This is very disappointing. It's hard to imagine this not resulting in slower sales for the company, given that many folks (myself included) wait for the press on a game ahead of purchasing it. After the crummy stuff that Bethesda's been doing with review copies, I'm sorry to see my favorite developer moving in the same direction.

    Posted in Report: Nintendo of America Clamps Down on Review Copies Following Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Leak

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 9 months ago

    This is an exciting list, not least because I think I can play most of the games between my Switch and my PC. Thank goodness for multiplatform releases, eh? In any case, I'm one of those folks who wrote off Nier: Automata due to its promotional art (judging a book by its cover, as it were) - glad to hear about how wrong I was. Edith Finch is pretty much tied neck-and-neck with Nier for my attention once I can pick both up in some sale near the year's end. Of course, Tokyo 42 looks incredible too. We really are spoiled these days, aren't we?Edited June 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer's Favorite Games of 2017 (...So Far)

  • Avatar for SingingBrakeman SingingBrakeman 10 months ago

    Oh no, this is sad news in an already unhappy week for me. I guess all good things must come to an end, particularly company-supported online games, but I loved Badge Arcade and particularly got a kick out of Arcade Bunny. I'll desperately hope for an Arcade Bunny amiibo to ease the pain :(

    Posted in Bidding Adieu to Nintendo Badge Arcade, and Nintendo's Brief Accessorize-Your-Way Phase