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About killthenet

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  • Birthday 07/14/87


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    NES; Game Boy; Game Boy Pocket; N64; GBA; GC; DS; Wii; 3DS; Wii U; Switch
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  1. Nindies Showcase 20th March 2018

    Apparently a Killer7 remaster has just been announced at a conference in Japan with no word on the platforms yet but you'd think considering its GameCube roots it would come to Switch, could be another announcement for the Nindies showcase.
  2. Switch eShop Thread

    I just finished Mulaka and can wholeheartedly recommend it. As @Julius Caesar posted with the link to the Destructoid review it's great for anybody who is looking to scratch an Okami/Zelda itch but I would also recommend it for those who loved the likes of Rime and Shadow Of The Colossus. It doesn't have the puzzle solving of Rime or the dungeons of Zelda but it feels like it belongs in that company, additionally I'd recommend it to anyone who has an interest in mythology and under represented cultures in videogames, similarly to Never Alone it does a great job at presenting an obscure culture. I'd agree with Destructoid that the music is fantastic but it is hindered a little by some synthesised elements, the music is at it's best when it features real instruments and vocals that really enhance the atmosphere. The art style is very striking and clearly deliberate but some of the faces do look a little weird at times and there are occasions where some of the terrain look too much like flat untextured polygons but for the most part the visual style is really consistent and pleasant on the eye. Technically I ran into a few hitches in performance and I got clipped through the ground in one of the boss fights but most of the time it seemed to run really smoothly, certainly a damn sight better than Rime did on it's initial release, one of the latter bosses is particularly large and the fight is hampered a little bit by the tech of the engine, it was probably a bit too ambitious for the developers to attempt but the issues raised by it are more on the physics side of things and the game still runs steadily despite the enormity of the enemy. First and foremost Mulaka controls really well and the act of simply running and jumping about the world is fun in and of itself, the combat feels weighty and despite the lack of a lock on I never felt disoriented while battling multiple enemies - Mulaka is mobile enough and quick enough to make turning around a simple proposition. Initially you just have access to Mulaka's spear for combat and can use Soul Potion's to rejuvenate health but as you progress through the game you gain access to more potions and can upgrade your spear, health and magic meter by spending the Korima that you earn from defeating enemies and finding secrets. Around the third level you are introduced to the first of several transformation abilities that allow you to transform into an animal to be able to reach new areas or unlock hidden collectibles, the level design and boss fights begin to incorporate the abilities the further you get into the game and force you to have to switch between them quickly to reach the goal. Similarly to Mulaka the animals control really smoothly for the most part, flying around as the bird is particularly enjoyable. I was drawn to the game when I first saw it in a Nindies presentation last year and it's definitely exceeded my expectations. The developers at Lienzo have done a fantastic job and I hope they can be a part of the Indie sales boom that is currently happening on Switch, they certainly deserve any success they get.
  3. Nindies Showcase 20th March 2018

    Ha, I think it's definitely on the horizon but I don't think Epic count as an indie! And @Ronnie, I think The Last Night is a similar situation to Cuphead in that it's a Windows and Xbox exclusive, and that's before you even take into account the creators questionable politics. Does PUBG count as indie still? That would be a huge announcement but I'm not sure if it's still a timed console exclusive with Microsoft.
  4. Nindies Showcase 20th March 2018

    I think we'll get a more concrete date on Kentucky Route Zero but otherwise I think you covered everything else that we know about @Dcubed. That's what it so great about the indie showcase, you really never know whats going to be announced
  5. Nindies Showcase 20th March 2018

    Wasn't the leak about Hollow Knight that it would be released on March 20th? Looks like we've got a shadow drop on the way guys!
  6. Netflix

    I think I got my souls games and bosses mixed up but the whole design of the lighthouse seemed very Souls to me, I think it was probably Quelaag's lair that I was thinking of, crossed with the Below The Nexus section of Demon's Souls.
  7. Nintendo Labo (april 27th 2018)

    This is exactly what I was hoping for, it's a brilliant and simple way to teach kids the logic of programming. I can't wait to mess around with it myself!
  8. Netflix

    I also recommend Annihilation, I think they released it in theatres in some countries @Sméagol, Engadget wrote an article about how it's a shame more people won't see it in the cinema. Personally I can't get to the cinema anyway because of my condition but I'm lucky enough to have a large 4K HDR screen in my room so with headphones it feels as immersive as being at the cinema. I don't think Annihilation was in 4K but the HDR was very good, probably the best I've experienced so far so anyone with a HDR capable set should definitely check it out just for the spectacle. I liked Ex Machina but I think I preferred Annihilation, it has a better third act than any of Garlands other films. Speaking of the ending I really liked the style of the effects work, very Under The Skin meets mid-90's psychedelic CGI/Magic Eye stuff. The design of the lighthouse reminded me a lot of Dark Souls too, the Bed Of Chaos boss fight specifically. It definitely suffered from the usual problems of a mainstream sci-fi film but overall the little issues are easily forgotten when it's as well put together as it is and has such a compelling ending.
  9. Super Smash Bros. -- for Nintendo Switch! Coming 2018

    If Qbby isn't in it then I'm not buying it.
  10. Nintendo Direct ( 8th March 10pm )

    The one disappointment is that Luigi's Mansion wasn't also announced for Switch, I would love to replay it but I would rather see it as an HD remaster so hopefully it comes to Switch eventually.
  11. Nintendo Direct ( 8th March 10pm )

    I'm surprised they announced Smash now, I thought it would come at E3. I guess it means they can just go more in depth with the E3 coverage and just build hype. Also surprised that we didn't see anything on Yoshi, I assume they've moved it to the latter half of the year to space out the release schedule. Will definitely be getting Okami, Captain Toad, Undertale and South Park, not sure if i'll double dip on Little Nightmares though considering I played it on PS4 and it does look less impressive graphically.
  12. Nintendo Direct ( 8th March 10pm )

    Ha, ERA is down. The internet is melting!
  13. Nintendo Direct ( 8th March 10pm )

    Fantastic direct, although I'm disappointed we didn't get a Ceaseless Discharge amiibo. I think the direct added about 4 or 5 games to my must buy list, really glad I didn't buy Okami on PS4.
  14. General Switch Discussion

    So that's what Retro have been working on! I didn't see it in the diagrams but I assume the plan would be to insert a joy-con into it to power it and connect it to the console, seems like an ultra cheap way to make peripherals. Hopefully this one does come to fruition, I never played the Konga games but would love to give them a go.
  15. General Switch Discussion

    Ha, wasn't too convinced of Marcus Sellars' certainty of a direct but thought we were definitely due for one so not surprised they're doing one tomorrow. Hoping for some footage of Dark Souls and a date for Yoshi, not too concerned whether or not they show off any new games - there are already so many out for Switch that I haven't got round to buying yet. But Hollow Knight date would be nice.