Glen-i

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  1. 2 hours ago, Sméagol said:

    Like I said, personally I don't see the point of the ability to transfer all your Pokémon to a future game anyway. Don't you want to play a new game? Or just stomp on everything with your old team of all level 100 Pokémon? And for competitive play you can just play the old game if you really want to play with a team from a certain generation?

    You misunderstand me here, I never use my Pokémon from previous games until I see those credits roll. And even then, I might wait until I've fought every trainer and such. In fact, I go out of my way to only use new Pokémon on my initial playthrough.

    It kills the variety for competitive play though. Restrictions are cool when they're a temporary thing to mix online tourneys up now and again. But a blanket restriction forever just sucks.

    Once a new Pokémon game comes out, Online tourneys pretty much end for the previous game. Which makes perfect sense. But it was never a big deal, because you could transfer your old Pokémon and implement some new Pokémon to switch up your strategy for the new metagame.

    Game Freak have to start outsourcing if it's too much work, because being able to catch 'em all is half of the appeal. Or stop making games that are remakes. One of them. I'd happily take a delay of it meant I could use a Totodile if I felt like it.

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  2. 6 minutes ago, GenericAperson said:

    I hear the Dragon Quest composer is really finnicky about his music being used by anyone other than himself. Hopefully they put more songs in the game than just the main theme...

    I'm hoping that the whole "Orchestrated" music in Dragon Quest XI for Switch came with some kind of deal that included Smash usage. Probably not how it works, but...

    Dragon Quest has some beautiful music and it would be a shame for it to get the same stingy treatment that Final Fantasy got.
    I'm quite hopeful about this because unlike Smash 4's DLC, the music is being used as the thrid big selling point of each pack. (After fighter and stage, obviously)


  3. 7 minutes ago, Sofiz said:

    Is it just me or do one of you have a bad connection? I keep getting a warning on my screen but it's definitely not me!

    Yeah, I do, but my connection can normally run Smash, so I'm not sure why that is.

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  4. OK, @RedShell, I'm heading online now.

    @Sofiz, because you're using a PC, you'll have to let me know when you've booted the game up, so I can invite you.

    Any particular modes you want to play?

    EDIT: Never mind, you're already on, I've sent an invite.


  5. Nominations are now closed

    18 games got at least 2 nominations and make up our Gamecube shortlist.

    Spoiler
    • Donkey Konga
    • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
    • F-Zero GX
    • Kirby Air Ride
    • Metroid Prime
    • Metroid Prime 2 : Echoes
    • Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
    • Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II
    • Resident Evil 4
    • Skies of Arcadia Legends
    • SoulCalibur II
    • Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
    • Super Monkey Ball
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee
    • Tales of Symphonia
    • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    • Wave Race: Blue Storm

    It wasn't quite as close as the GBA nominations, but this one isn't completely clear cut. It's funny how as time goes on, our choices of games vary more. Just goes to show how good we have it, I suppose.

    • Voting must be done via Private Messages sent to me. This will help to prevent any possible tactical voting.
    • You must choose 3 games and order them from your favourite to least favourite.
    • It'd be great if you could explain why you chose a game in the PM. I can then use these in the article that will go up on the N-Europe front page.
    • I will abstain from these votes and act as a tiebreaker. If two games tie, I'll decide which game comes out on top.

    Voting closes on the 22nd of June

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  6. Can you believe that some people think Dragon Quest isn't a big deal in Japan?

    That's always funny.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to Hero. Those menu mechanics look fun. And if my guess is right, that means he'll effectively have 7 different Specials! Snooze looks like it can be devestating for delivering finishing blows.

    Fair warning, I will try and put someone to sleep and then use Kamikazee on them. Because it'll be really funny.

    Speaking of that, how mad is it that he has a move that kills himself? He's gonna be scary to approach when he's at high damage! I hope you'll be able to cancel it though, accidently using that move would be a real bummer otherwise.

    We didn't see much of the DQ stage. I hope it's hilarious.

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  7. I found Bard Mode (Fixed Beat in Cadence of Hyrule) to be perfect for learning enemy patterns, and then I switched to rhythm mode because my rhythm is impeccable!

    It does make the game a lot easier though. The challenge from Necrodancer comes from thinking on your feet while moving to the beat.

    4 hours sounds about right for Cadence of Hyrule, I imagine Necrodancer is harder, so I'm not surprised. Could someone ask @Hero-of-Time if the game tracks progress for Link/Zelda/Cadence separately? I liked playing through Necrodancer multiple times because the game tracks different characters progress separately.

    I'm never beating Aria on that. Bloody impossible!


  8. You know what? @Julius puts my point across much clearer than I did.

    I get that things have to be cut back, especially when you're a development group as small as Game Freak. I normally get annoyed by stuff getting cut in a new Pokémon game, but I can mostly look past it, because the main point of the game was still intact, collecting and battling Pokémon.

    But with some Pokémon being cut, collecting them all is no longer possible. That's half of the selling point gone. You ever wonder why Ruby and Sapphire were nowhere near as successful as the previous games? Because not being able to transfer Pokémon was probably the main reason.

    Creatures took great pains to model all 649 (Julius was right about that, but it's worth noting that some Pokémon have multiple forms, like Unown and Kyurem. As well as Pokémon with tweaked models due to gender differences, like Cacturne, so that's definitely near the 800-ish mark) Pokémon, ready for HD consoles, only to trip at the first hurdle due to not enough manpower. Pokémon Company needs to pump some money into Game Freak so they can outsource to a company that can handle something like world design, so they can focus on other stuff.

    13 hours ago, Julius said:

    Plus, if I'm not mistaken (and I haven't seen anyone mention this): wouldn't this leave the Pokémon which can't be transferred to Sword/Shield in limbo in Home? 

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    If it's going to work at all like Bank (and I don't know why it wouldn't), then it'll be an annual subscription service with a cool-down period, in the event that you don't renew your subscription, to allow you to renew (I believe that's how it worked on 3DS? Let me know if that's wrong — been a while since I've used Bank, to be honest) and retrieve those Pokémon. However, if like the diagram above illustrates you can only move Pokémon freely between Home and Sword/Shield, then surely Pokémon unable to be transferred to those games will become practically useless, as they can't be transferred back to previous games (or accessed in any way whatsoever)?

    Oh man, I completely forgot about that one-way trip!

    Seeing as I don't use Bank for the storage and only when I need to transfer stuff, I'm going to have to be careful about which Pokémon I send to Home, lest they be trapped there.

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  9. On 08/06/2019 at 9:06 AM, Glen-i said:

    .Next League Night: Tonight 8pm

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    Room 1: @BowserBasher is host

    @BowserBasher

    @viceview51

    @martinist

    @RedShell

    Mobile site really needs those align options...

    So, it's looking likely that I won't be able to make it to N-E League for the next 7 weeks. So I'll have to ask @BowserBasher to to send the results my way.

    Remember, if CPU's are turned on, you'll need to send me the results of each of the 12 races.

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  10. Just now, Hero-of-Time said:

    Same. It's a big reason why I enjoyed Let's Go. Going back to basics and just having a set amount to catch felt great and actually obtainable. Honestly, i'd be happy if they kept wiping the slate clean with every generation. It would also be a lot less hassle from a development stand point because then you wouldn't have to worry about balancing the past generation every time a new game arrived.

    Why do I even bother?