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Glen-i

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  1. Legends: Arceus (And Let's GO while we're at it) still are turn based RPG's that utilise the base mechanics of Pokémon battles. Granted, my issues with those games are that they strip back a lot of what makes them interesting for no good reason, but that's beside the point. The spin-offs, even the turn based ones such as Conquest and MD, function very differently to the mainline games. So they feel like Spin-offs, as far as I'm concerned. It's also for this reason that I think the whole "Core games are the ones made by Game Freak" falls apart quite easily when you consider BD/SP. If that doesn't count, then none of the remakes do, either. Hell, I didn't even think it applied back in the GameCube era thanks to Colosseum and XD. They play very much like the mainline games. Typing that, it does seem that the line is different for each person. But I don't think quality or the developer that works on it really count.
  2. It might feel like a spin-off, but I can't agree that it is. Wouldn't a spin-off imply that the fundamental gameplay is different to what you'd expect? Tour is still a kart racer where item usage plays a big part in winning. By your logic, games like Pokémon: Legends Arceus would be classed as a spin-off, when that's not the case.
  3. Doesn't matter, it's sales were absolutely woeful. One of the least successful games in the franchise.
  4. I wouldn't say that counts. The game did OK enough. Selling slightly less then 5 and a little more then 7. RE6 has more of a polarising reception. For every person who think it's rubbish, there's likely another person who quite enjoyed it. You're letting your personal opinion cloud your judgement. You want a Resi game that did universally bad? There you go.
  5. General Switch Discussion

    IT'S ABOUT BLOODY TIME!
  6. No, I'm checking Serebii's site every day to make sure though, so I'll let you know when he gets info on that.
  7. The COVID pandemic may have postponed the plans for this, but it's finally here! The Pokémon World Championships! This year, the usually annual event will be based in the biggest city in the UK, the inspiration for the Galar region. The numerous tournaments will feature: Pokémon Sword & Shield Pokémon Trading Card Game Pokémon GO Pokémon Unite Pokkén Tournament DX The venue will be at the ExCeL London and will take place from the 18th August to the 21st. There will also be a temporary Pokémon Center at the same place from the 17th to the 21st. It's a good opportunity to go to one of these and watch a bunch of people who are way better at Pokémon then you are! It's also going to be the last World Championships of the eighth generation before Scarlet/Violet are released. As of now, there are no details on how to purchase a spectator badge, but I'll try to keep an eye out. This might be a good opportunity to get an N-E meetup going.
  8. Yeah, just go all the way to the left when selecting a game, and you'll see "Play Online"
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    In this theoretical universe, I suppose the price would still be the same? Because in that scenario, I'd prefer 48. Yes, visually speaking, it's not up to the standard the non-Tour tracks set, but they still look fine, not that I have time to even notice during gameplay because of the chaos I have to be aware of. In this kind of game, I want the tracks to be fun. And pretty much all of them manage to be somewhat fun. Tokyo Blur would be totally boring if it wasn't for the shifting routes, and 3DS Toad Circuit is fine for a first track, but feels weird being where it is. Now what if we got 24 instead, and Toad Circuit and Tokyo Blur were part of the initial 4? I think that would leave a more sour taste in my mouth. Sure, they may look pretty, but half of the tracks in this first wave would be kinda bland, and I don't think that's a better trade-off. At least this way, we have 6 fun tracks and 2 duds that don't look quite as nice if it didn't have a skeleton crew working on it. Music's on point though. Mario Kart Band can do no wrong, and that's far more important then visual details I'll barely notice. I'll notice DS Shroom Ridge's remix all the time!
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Oh no! You didn't!? Palutena's Temple is the only stage I turn off from the random selection, because it is obscene in how massive it is. There are plenty of big stages in Smash, but they tend to add an interesting wrinkle to matters. For example, New Pork City has wide blast zones, but gets away with it because there isn't really a place that can save you from a KO. If your damage is high enough, you're losing a stock. Temple is on the smaller side, but has a "Cave of Life", an area where you can squeak out an extra 30 seconds of life. But the stage is small enough that it stays funny, but doesn't turn obnoxious. The Great Cave Offensive is arguably larger then Palutena's Temple and is stuffed with Caves of Life, but the danger zones both solves the size issue and flips the Caves of Life into Caves of Death. Ricocheting around that stage is quite dangerous and can quickly rack up the damage, and eventually, the 100% instant KO. Palutena's Temple has all three of these things, but no Danger Zones, so matches go on forever! It's annoying in 1-on-1, but in bigger matches, it's pretty standard for the people in 3rd and 4th to spend more then 2 minutes waiting for the last two to lose one stock. This happened all the time when I hosted Smash sessions at my community centre, and kids don't like watching forever matches, so I turned that stage off, and I do so here. It's a good thing that Smash 3DS has a better Kid Icarus: Uprising stage. I can put all the appropriate music there instead.
  11. See, the problem there is that those are third party titles, and a lot of them are not keen on putting their games on NSO. Doom 64 is pretty much at 0% chance of happening, because they'd much rather just sell the port instead.
  12. And just like that, I hope it dies after Mario Golf...
  13. It literally says otherwise in the above trailer. Now of course, how many more there will be is a complete unknown. Could be one game, for all we know.
  14. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Probably too late to mention that completing it on 150cc automatically gets you the gold and stars on 50 and 100, huh?
  15. Hogwarts Legacy

    OK, I overlooked this the first time, but if you're gonna keep using this, I'll have to clarify. I'm ignoring the game, not even watched the trailer, or looked up info about what the game entails, but I'm not gonna ignore discussing the implications of how JK benefits from it. It's a valid concern, and I think there's merit to pointing it out.
  16. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Sorry, there's just no way this internet connection could handle Smash, I only barely got Mario Kart going.
  17. Hogwarts Legacy

    She gets money from the usage of the IP. She not's completely separated from the project.
  18. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    I'm afraid I won't be able to make it this week.
  19. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    OK, now I've played the new tracks, I'm gonna rank them.
  20. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I have a pretty solid idea of what happened there. Currently, until the 22nd of March, you can't race on the new tracks online with random people. So people who are part of various N-Europe members' friends list gatecrashed the party, desperate to play them. They had no idea this was a pre-discussed event. Hence the complete chaos. @Clownferret had no excuse though. Don't expect it to happen next week. Speaking of, Thursday 8pm.
  21. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    Stick to the theme, @Ike
  22. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    It served me very well, thank you for that! Link to Discord voice chat Reposting the image for the new page.
  23. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Huh... Maybe it's possible that the "you can play if one person has the pass" doesn't apply to random rooms? So if one person doesn't have it, the tracks won't show up? Just a guess.
  24. Hogwarts Legacy

    I've always been wary of games made to coincide with movie releases, even in the 90's, the tight deadline more often then not meant that a less then mediocre product was the result. So the only one I've ever tried was Philosopher's Stone on the PS1. This actually reviewed quite well at the time, and a lot of people seemed to enjoy it, but I don't know. It might be me just flat out disagreeing with the general consensus, or it might be the issue I run into with a lot of problems an N64 owner like me would have with 3D action games on the PS1, compared to the likes of Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, they just feel clunky. Playing those games first have ruined my tolerance for platform games from that era. Nowadays, the only games I'd be interested in are the Game Boy Colour ones, which are Turn-Based RPG's, quite good ones, apparently. But now, even though I know a copy would be second hand, so no money would get into Rowling's pocket, I just know there'd be a bad taste in the back of my throat playing it.
  25. Hogwarts Legacy

    That's not how that works. The developers will have already been paid by Warner Brothers. How much it sells affects WB. Developers only get hurt by poor sales if it's a truly independent affair. Look, if you want to buy it, go right ahead. It'd be wrong for me to dictate what people spend their money on. And yes, there is some merit to "Death of the author", of which I normally support, but there is a line. And a very much live person supporting the removal of rights to a group of already persecuted people is one that rubs me the wrong way. Buying this game is not altruism.
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