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Glen-i

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  1. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    Right, time to catch up with my (mostly) completed games before I finish one which I want to dedicate a whole post to. First of all, quick and easy link to a review I did. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl N-Europe Review Cool, now some older gaff. Sin & Punishment was originally a Japan exclusive N64 title made by Treasure in 2000. It eventually made it's way over here on the Wii Virtual Console in 2007. But it took until the recent Switch Online Expansion Pak for me to finally play through it. It's a rail shooter that employs an... interesting control method to grant analog aiming that's independant from character movement on a controller with only one control stick. The game follows Saki, I think? He and his group of friends are fighting against some mutated creatures, I think? Also blood is important, somehow? Yeah, I have no clue what actually happens, but it's a Treasure game. Just run through levels, make everything go BOOM, and it'll all work out in the end. Luckily, that aspect of the game is solid. There's a bit of a learning curve with the unorthodox controls (The D-Pad moves Saki, the control stick moves the aiming reticle, L button jumps) and the game is quite punishing at times, even on Easy difficulty. Expect Game Overs, because you'll get loads of continues anyway. While I much prefer the control method of the Wii sequel, pointer trumps stick aiming any day, the game doesn't get as crazy as the sequel, so the stiffer aiming is compensated for. Not much else to say, it's a proper fun arcade shooter. If you have the expansion pak (And an N64 controller), give it a go, but maybe play the tutorial first. Mario Tennis. You know what it is, I know what it is. I beat the Star Cup in Singles and Doubles, which unlocks both of the secret characters, so I count that as completed. NEXT! I went back to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity to play the DLC that was released recently, the thing is, my overpowered Level 100 death machines were too powerful for me to really enjoy the much lower level story chapters. So I started again. Trust me, people have wasted far more time restarting BotW. The game is still as much fun as it was at release. That combat is just oh so satisfying. Anyway, got 100% again, including the DLC stuff! Anyway, enough of games I enjoy. Let's talk about Metroid Dread. I love Metroid games, they really can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, at least until this game. Metroid Dread makes me sad, because I know it's a well made game, the movement feels so good! But those damn E.M.M.I's suck all the fun out of it. It got to the point that I booted up the game, play 5 minutes of Metroid, then spend the next hour trying to get past an E.M.M.I and dying over and over again. It stopped being fun and I never got to the second boss. Bad games I can live with, great games ruined by one aspect are utterly depressing. I just youtubed the cutscenes, which I've never done before. Anyway, not gonna end on a down note. It's the closest I'm getting to playing Kingdom Hearts on Switch... Yes, I'm still salty about the collections being cloud versions... KH3 I can understand, but the Switch could totally handle the collections... Anyway, I played through World of Light in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate again, with some restrictions. Only DLC characters allowed. (Piranha Plant onward) No spirits from series that never got a DLC character Each Character can only use spirits from their series Resetting all of the adventure skills at the start of the playthrough Each character rescued allows me to restore one adventure skill This provided a weird dynamic. Because I limited myself to matching characters with their spirits, it meant that each character had a role. Piranha Plant was my go to when status effects were in play, unless it was poison, because Banjo was basically invincible in poison thanks to the Gruntilda spirit, and so on. Anyway, when it came to the final boss, there was only one choice of character.
  2. Only confirmed for Japan at the mo, but likely to be the same for all regions. Considering the sparse library of games that the N64 has (Not counting unrealistic stuff like Goldeneye, because that's not happening), one a month seems like an OK pace. Kinda wish that the three other consoles would get some stuff alongside it though... Boy, that Japanese box art sure does suck, huh? Now we know where Mario Sunshine cribbed the idea from. EDIT: No, wait, there it is. Still gonna keep the Japanese tweet, so we can compare box art.
  3. Then I just have to question their woeful sense of taste.
  4. Nope, you're talking to the guy who made threads all about stupid gaming questions that will never get an answer! You knew this was a lost cause! I'm assuming that the reasoning for this game having Poké Balls is the fact that the series has already established that they used apricots to make them back in the olden times. (I assume that's what's going on anyway, admittedly, I haven't been following this game that much) Anyway, Sun/Moon has also established that evolution (actual Darwin evolution) exists in this universe. So, my big issue is how the hell does Voltorb evolving to look like a modern Poké Ball help it to survive? It just makes it more likely to be touched, get angry, and then explode.
  5. So wait, Voltorb in this region and time period just happens to look like the handmade Poké Balls they use there? I have many questions!
  6. Got a Yanma, @Julius! Want me to breed one for you?
  7. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl N-Europe Review Thanks to @S.C.G for getting this up, @RedShell for the site graphics, and @Jonnas for proofreading.
  8. @Julius, I've got a Magmarizer. Took me ages to find a Magby, but the first one I found had one, which I yoinked with Thief. I also caught a Nosepass yesterday, in case you're still looking for one. I take it you're up for a Rizer trade this weekend?
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Like, we've had matches where everyone got the same character before, but never twice in a row! The odds of that must be astonishingly low!
  10. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    You're talking to the guy who got the true ending to Shadow the Hedgehog, I can be tenacious to a fault. I've gotten so far in my "Play every non-MMO Final Fantasy" quest, that I'm not gonna let this game stop me. I mean, yeah, 40 hours in, it gets better. But going from "crap" to "meh" that far in isn't gonna save it. Still, silver lining is that I no longer think FF8 is the worst entry.
  11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Stock matches tonight at 8pm.
  12. Trying to sell Green Hill Zone with candle propoganda is bloody hilarious!
  13. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Purely anecdotal, but I'm in the last quarter of Final Fantasy 13, and even on GamePass, it still holds no value. Utterly awful game.
  14. Oh right, yeah. Living Dex. Duh, my bad.
  15. Something just hit me with something you said earlier. 103? That's not right. There's only 3 Mythical Pokémon not legally available in BDSP at the moment, Darkrai, Shaymin and Arceus. Have you got a Phione?
  16. Right, that's all of them now. And once again, the two of us alone have made this thread "Hot!" Good work!
  17. In that case, I'm on the game gathering berries now that your eggs are done, give me a shout when you're ready.
  18. Righto, @Julius. I'll be available all day today, so just give me a heads up for when you're ready to go. I still need the Diamond exclusives you have, including Seedot, which you forgot to mention. Out of the three rare Pokémon you mentioned, I only have Bonsly, so I can get you one of those. (You imply that you actually have a Feebas now, I could've given you one instead of you torturing yourself fishing, but oh well) I also have a couple of trade evolutions to do as well, namely Scyther and Dusclops. I have every starter except Treecko, now. So I can get you a Charmander, Squirtle, and Chikorita as well if you want. Wouldn't mind a Treecko in return. Haven't actually looked for the Magmarizer yet though, been focusing on catching every Pokémon I can. Will let you know when I get one. I'll get to work on the eggs now.
  19. Come on now, the actual reason is that Paper Mario is such a good game that you wouldn't want other tat distracting you from playing it. For a console with a poor RPG repertoire, Paper Mario really does save it from being total garbage. I'll happily play through it for the hundredth time. (In all honesty, I'm hoping @Dcubed's reasoning is why we're only getting one game this time)
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