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  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b 10 hours ago

    this might be the best take on this game i've read. thanks kat.

    Posted in Ni No Kuni 2 Could Have Been So Much More

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b A month ago

    i had the first one on release and played through about 4/5ths of it but bailed when i needed to upgrade some monsters and to do that i needed some rare item drop and to get that i had to fight an enemy that had a low appearance i'm glad to hear they changed up the combat at least!

    Posted in Ni No Kuni 2 Review

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b A month ago

    as a parent of young kids who love playing switch i welcome the enhanced parental control features.

    Posted in Switch 5.0.0 Firmware is Ultimately Underwhelming

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b 2 months ago

    @XyzzySqrl nothing at all, actually. you can make your walls/floors out of dirt and be a slumlord if you want.

    Posted in Dragon Quest Builders on the Nintendo Switch Isn't Just a "Minecraft Clone", You Platypunks.

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b 2 months ago

    Remember listening to@kat.bailey and@nadiaoxford interview Robert on Axe of the Blood God last year. Kat asked about a Switch port and at the time he said he'd like to but didn't know how to start (or something to that effect). I've been holding off buying this game because I know I wouldn't play it unless it was on Switch (due to nothing but lifestyle which massively restricts my gaming time). So very happy to hear this news!

    Posted in Cosmic Star Heroine Likely Coming to Nintendo Switch, Creator Says

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b 3 months ago

    I have a 4.5 year old son who loves Mega Man. He loves watching me play Mega Man games (his favorites are Mega Man 2 & 9 and Mega Man X).He has a Mega Man night light, a Mega Man plushie, a Mega Man t-shirt...he even wanted a Mega Man themed birthday party! I am super excited for this show if nothing else, for him to enjoy.

    After watching plenty of kids shows over the past 6 years (i have 4 children), this looks way better than what you see on Disney Jr/Nick Jr (pastels/muted color palettes, giant fat heads), or what you see on Nick (Sponge Bob and the like). Pretty much the best place for kids shows is Disney XD, especially with the Duck Tales reboot which is just aces.

    Long way of saying the design of the cartoon looks exactly like something I'm sure my 4 year old will love. It also looks better than most other kid shows as well so...i'm optimistic!Edited January 2018 by Unknown

    Posted in 2018 Will be the Year of Mega Man

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b 4 months ago

    After the surprisingly positive news that came out of the Mega Man stream, here's hoping the new Okami HD makes its way to Switch.

    Posted in Okami Gets Some Official Promotion in Dota 2

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b 5 months ago




    First off, I love being able to engage in civil discourse with others on the internet; this websites comment section frequently reminds me the internet is not all hatred and death threats. Secondly, I'm impressed we've kept this ridiculous food analogy going for this long. Well done to all!

    Really it boils down to semantics; the technical differences between "available" and "released." One would also take into account what "early-access" really means in Q4 of 2017. It is an endlessly debatable subject because arguments can be made for both sides.

    For my money, Mr. PU/Bluehole have yet to officially release the game and as such, it should not be a GOTY contender. Demo of the Year? Early-Access of the Year? Most Played on Steam of the Year? Sure, toss it in those rings. Not GOTY though, as it has not been formally released as of this date.Edited November 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b 5 months ago

    @Outrider yeah i get that. i just sort of got lost in this stretchy metaphor i wrapped myself in.

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for matt-b matt-b 5 months ago

    @Outrider This is like wanting lasagna but the the restaurant only has ground beef ready. So you order the ground beef and you eat it. You like the ground beef but the restaurant says you can't leave a Yelp review on the ground beef because you didn't eat the lasagna.

    PU and the publisher (restaurant) aren't going to stop anyone from reviewing/scoring their game.

    A more apt comparison may be a food critic's point of view; would a food critic rate a lasagna as Dish of the Year if all they ate was the beef the restaurant told them would be a part of their lasagna, or would they say "the beef was good but as the lasagna was not available, I cannot give it consideration for Dish of the Year"? The restaurant isn't presenting the ground beef as it's own meal; they have advertised their amazing ground beef is going to be part of their groundbreaking lasagna. They may be ok with you telling people the beef was delicious, but once they have the lasagna prepared and ready for consumption is the restaurant going to offer the ground beef on its own as a stand-alone dish? Or will they say "Oh I'm sorry, the ground beef is now part of our lasagna so you'll have to order that"?

    Say our imaginary food critic throws caution to the wind and gives the lasagna Dish of the Year, based solely off their experience with the ground beef, never actually eating the lasagna. What happens then, if the sauce is too sweet, or the tomatoes are over-ripened, or the cheese isn't aged adequately, or the noodles are under-cooked, or there is too much garlic, or the entire thing is burnt beyond being palatable? What if all the flavors mixed together are not good? What if the lasagna as a whole does not work, despite how amazing the ground beef, out of the context of the lasagna, was? Would that critic adjust their review of the lasagna? Do they retract the award they gave the restaurant for the lasagna? Do they go back and find another dish to assign that coveted designation? Would anyone take the critic seriously moving forward? Would other restaurants invite that critic to their establishment knowing they gave Dish of the Year to something they didn't actually eat?

    Also, I have no dog in this fight, as I do not own and have not played PUBG.

    The solution in my mind is to rate it as beta of the year, or early-access of the year or some such thing, as it is not, even by the dev/publisher's own words, a complete game.Edited 3 times. Last edited November 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea