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Everything posted by Aperson

  1. The Best Gaming Music Ever.

    It WAS the main Dragon Quest theme though. I've only heard it once in the loop so far but they started the entire show with the tune and then went into the main theme. They should definitely play Soulcalibur music during the fencing events though!
  2. The Best Gaming Music Ever.

    There's been a lot of bad organisation on the part of the Olympics. The director of the opening ceremony got fired just a day before the ceremony started and multiple others have been sacked. Nintendo probably didn't want to associate themselves with such a badly organised event.
  3. The Best Gaming Music Ever.

    So in case anyone isn't aware, they're playing a bunch of video game music in the Olympics opening ceremony right now. Here's the full list
  4. Well, Konami have just announced a new game that's coming to all platforms... Looks suspiciously similar to MTG Arena but with Yugioh cards..
  5. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    Powered through the rest of my Metroid Prime Huntyers replay today. Got past the dreaded Piston Tunnel and that was enough to help me get all the way to the end, scanning everything and... beating Gorea's second phase for the first time. You see, I never actually beat Gorea's second form back in the day. I always got to the final boss and beat it multiple times while repeatedly getting the bad ending. I thought that I had basically beaten the game at that point but I was confused by the fact that there were still some locked features which I had no idea how to unlock. I was also confused by online matches taking place on the Oubliette stage which I'd never unlocked. I would later find out that you were supposed to read the Alimbic Prophecy lore which tells you that you need to shoot the spinny things in the final boss battle in a certain order with the corresponding weapons. But during my proper playthrough I lost the cartridge. This leads into this year when I finally replaced it with a proper digital version. So now I've gone through and got that 100% on Prime Hunters:
  6. Dark Souls

    I wound up taking a three year break from Dark Souls after getting stuck on Ornstein and Smough originally. I didn't do the second half of the game until this year. Definitely one of the hardest boss battles I've ever had to face. Turns out though that one of the best grinding spots in the game is in Anor Londo. The large knights drops a ton of souls and there's about six in the vicinity of the first bonfire in Anor Londo so if you keep fighting those knights over and over again and rest at the bonfire you can get a ton of souls and that helps upgrade your armour and level up a fair bit. I wound up power levelling to help myself against Ornstein and Smough and it was that moment that sent me down a more dexterity focused build. Personally I think Ornstein and Smough is the apex of this game's difficulty. In the second half of the game you're pretty strong and you have a strong familiarity with the game's systems and how to deal with enemies, added with the ability to warp between bonfires it gives more confidence to exploration. You can be a bit more aggressive against the earlier enemies in the game as you can kill many in the first hit. By this point I think its important to decide what kind of character you want to be. There's about three recommended good builds in this game, a setup prioritising strength and health, a setup prioritising dexterity and movement and a more magic focused sefup. Rounding stat powerups down to a couple of stats will help considerably in the second half.
  7. Formula 1: 2021 Season

    So, what did we think of Sprint Qualifying? Personally I thought it was pretty good though th current regulations may have inhibited its ability to truly mix up the grid. The real acid test will come from the resulting grid for the full race and I felt like towards the end a lot of drivers just accepted the position they were in for tomorrow.
  8. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    Replaying Metroid Prime Hunters by way of Wii U Virtual Console. Aiming to get the true ending having never got it before, currently just finished up the second Cretaphid fight on Vesper Defence Outpost. I think when I had the game I thought I had to fight the Guardians but watching Speedruns has changed my attitude to timed sequences in video games so I just straight up skipped the guardians upon spawing back. The escape sequence for that part is actually really easy when you dodge the guardians. The Wii U Gamepad is proving to be just as bad as the DS when it comes to aching hands when playing this game. I still think the aiming in the game is a lot better than dual analogues but its not very comfortable on your hands when playing it!
  9. Football Season 2020-21

    I'm not even surprised to be honest. A lot of people were going to get drunk watching this final and then seeing three players of African or Central American descent all miss penalties while the two white players scored penalties is going to give cause to someone without too much sense and with the hinges unleashed people are just going to just think "oh, they missed a penalty, they don't deserve to play for England" Personally I think we should ban alcohol but that's a whole different can of worms that I really don't want to get into.
  10. Football Season 2020-21

    Same. I am so nervous about this evening. Really hope England can do it but I think Italy are probably the slightly better team and come in as favourites. We have the home crowd backing us though!
  11. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    I'm kind of glad I knocked that out last year! Albeit that was on the Gamecube version. I haven't been playing much lately aside from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate following the Kazuya update. Been clearing Classic Mode with a few more characters and I'm also trying to learn a few more characters in addition to Ike, namely Samus and Greninja. I think Greninja is someone I could try and get used to playing as but the attack variety has seemed somewhat limited. Dash into up air and followed by Side B when they're coming down seems to be the easiest way to do it, the character seems to be based around an evasive playstyle that you can then dash into your opponents while they're attacking to hit them. You can push your opponent off the stage during recovery with Hydro Pump but I haven't quite got that down properly to be able to pull it off. Aside from that I plan to replay Metroid Prime Hunters this week for Gaming Anniversaries. I lost the cartridge years ago and I never got the true 100% ending to the game, so I want to make up for that. I downloaded a digital copy of the game on Wii U in order to replace it, as I figured that the cartridge is long gone and I might as well have some way to play the game even though I can't play multiplayer on this copy.
  12. Games Done Quick

    Didn't realise Summer Games Done Quick was this week. I'll probably catch up with the runs, that Metroid Prime 2 run sounds crazy!
  13. Football Season 2020-21

  14. Dark Souls

    I definintely agree with the whole taking a break sentiment. I took a break of about 2 years or so between dropping Dark Souls before picking it back up again in order to finish. It's a game that's actually hard for most to beat in a single calendar year unless you're really dedicted. I didn't actually beat the Stray Demon myself until the very end of the game when I was grinding for Souls in order to upgrade my armour for the final boss. By that point I was incredibly overpowered and taking enemies down with ease. Granted, my stopping point was a lot later in the game than yours was. I would invest in Blooming Purple Moss Clump for upcoming areas as you'll be coming up on an infamous area in the game next...
  15. Pokémon 25th Anniversary

    Not sure if this has been posted yet on here...
  16. Football Season 2020-21

    COVID has certainly affected this tournament. I'm pretty sure the intention with holding a European wide tournament wasn't taking in the idea that there might be serious travel restrictions for fans to be able to attend certain matches and it's definitely had an impact. Not least with England getting that extra Wembley game because the previous venue for it was no longer safe. Then again, a European wide Euros was a flawed idea in practise. A romantic one that practically leads to some unfair advantages as we have seen.
  17. Football Season 2020-21

    No it was accurate. It's called the Group of Death because they all died. I must admit I did sleep through most of the second half of Sweden vs. Ukraine, I was just interested in knowing who England were going to get! That being said, both Sweden and Ukraine look like sides England could beat.
  18. The Best Gaming Music Ever.

    So I was checking out the Tekken music that was added to Smash Ultimate... ...and this is the best song by a long shot!
  19. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    ProtonJon fans right now
  20. The Legend of Zelda's 35th Anniversary

    OK, so we've established that Nintendo isn't doing much for the Zelda 35th anniversary. So with that in mind I am going to make up for that... with nearly 2 and a half hours of Zelda Youtube content. This is my personal Zelda gaming diary in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the series. There are a few slight scene discrepencies where I was trying to make some last minute edits but more or less everything is in place. Timestamps for video since you can't see them in the embed: 0:00:00 Opening Titles 0:00:46 Intro 0:04:17 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap 0:14:09 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 0:22:24 The Legend of Zelda 0:24:17 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 0:26:24 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 0:36:09 The Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker 0:42:07 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 0:48:12 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 0:59:50 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass 1:05:34 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 1:11:52 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 1:26:49 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition 1:31:43 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 1:38:33 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 1:48:35 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages 1:53:53 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons 2:03:22 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2:18:20 All the Other Zelda Games 2:22:10 Outro
  21. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    So I realise I haven't updated here for a while in terms of gaming diary. The main thing I've been doing is working on a massive video for the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. So naturally I have been playing a lot of Zelda games. Mostly the home console games for recording footage, I pretty much played every 3D Zelda in some capacity after playing Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword and finally Breath of the Wild. When coming back to Breath of the Wild I realised that I was taking massive damage towards the end as I didn't bother to find all the Great Fairies Fountains and upgrade all my equipment. So I was losing about half my health from a single hit from Guardians. However I managed to get some Guardian Armour upon returning to the game and after extensively foraging for Guardian tools I upgraded my armour to the point where my total defence is now 61 from the 12 it was previously. Such a massive improvement, I can now take on some of the tougher enemies in the game without getting completely wiped out in one hit. Wish I'd known about all this sooner! That being said, I'm going to be focusing on finishing the video as it's in the home stretch now!
  22. Questions

    Not sure if this is the right thread for this or not but I'm getting warnings from my McAfee WebAdvisor on this site saying "We tested this page and blocked content that comes from potentially dangerous or suspicous sites. Allow this content only if you're sure it comes from safe sites". Never got these notifications before on the site, have malicious adds snuck into the system or something?
  23. Metroid Dread

    Hopefully they don't lock the hardest difficulty behind the amiibo this time though given this is Nintendo and what they did with Skyward Sword recently I don't have much faith that they won't just repeat what they did before.
  24. Metroid Dread

    So this is kind of awkward. Last year I did a Metroid Prime 3 LP and I covered the "Dread" scan in question and went into detail on the history of Metroid Dread. Following yesterday I felt I had to follow it up with this...
  25. Super hyped for Metroid Dread right now. I know having a heavy stealth element to it (yeah, Metal Gear Metroid and all that) is not going to be everyone's cup of tea but I have sort of come around on stealth in games as after all it is in multiple Zelda games which got me to finally commit to Metal Gear Solid 2 and finish that, Hopefully this game will have some good map design, now that Mercury Steam aren't bound by an old game's map design they can really create something that hopefully interlinks. That being said, it might be hard to top Hollow Knight in terms of map design and I'm not expecting that kind, but something close enough. As for the rest? Kazuya in Tekken is good. We needed another Bandai Namco representative in there aside from Pac-Man and we also needed another Fighting game character since this pass hadn't had one yet. Bandai Namco has two fighting game franchises and while I would have preferred Yoshimitsu to be the other representative so that he can represent Tekken and Soulcalibur I can appreciate SC isn't a particularly well selling series and Tekken is the more iconic fighting game of the two, so having a lead character from Tekken makes perfect sense. So now we've got three of the biggest fighting game franchises represented in Smash, all that's missing is really Mortal Kombat. Though I hope Kazyua's inclusion can also lead to perhaps one or two Soulcalibur songs in Smash in the "other" section since I prefer that soundtrack over the Tekken tunes which will inevitably turn up. Added to that we finally got a new trailer for Breath of the Wild 2, Super Monkey Ball and Advance Wars are coming to Switch and a new Warioware. While everyone else floundered with their presentations Nintendo have seemingly benefitted from nearly a decade of doing this format and they brought their A game here.