Vileplume2000

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  1. General Movie Thread

  2. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    The museum also has a copy of a letter regarding Microsoft's attempted acquisition of Nintendo:
  3. Dicey Dungeons

    Put some hours into this yesterday, and it's hard to put away! I had a couple of losses, one with the Inventor and twice with the Witch. I'm the exact opposite, liked what I saw with the Inventor (although it took a couple of enemies before I understood her mechanism). The Witch I'm having trouble with (and haven't finished a run with her yet) because I'm not doing massive damage and I lack healing as well. Will try again tonight! Putting the next bit into spoilers although I think it's pretty safe to read for everyone.
  4. Pokémon 25th Anniversary

    This year the Pokémon brand is celebrating its 25th anniversary. I'm sure there will be plenty of news to share about this to warrant a topic of its own! I hope we will see some new games, but it would be nice to see some love for the older titles outside Red/Blue as well. The official anniversary website can be found here: https://25.pokemon.com/en-gb For now, a new overview video was posted which looks awfully cute: Next to that, Katy Perry is somehow involved:
  5. Dicey Dungeons

    I played the first dungeon (six floors) over the weekend, and I liked what I saw so far! I like how you can upgrade moves at certain points in the game, and have a fairly limited "deck" you can use. I'm guessing when the game progresses and you know enemies weaknesses you will have to switch your moveset a bit more, but for dungeon 1 it was just a matter of completely annihilating everyone. With the abundance of languages I set mine to Dutch, it's kind of weird to play a game in Dutch but for now the translation seems solid.
  6. Three Gen1 Pokémon?! Would never have expected that from you.
  7. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    Okay, I'll break @drahkon's Ace Combat 7 streak... by talking about Ace Combat! I've played Ace Combat 2 on the original PlayStation dozens of times at a friend back in the days, and always loved it. The other game I played was Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy on the 3DS, and I really enjoyed that one as well. 3D worked proper in that game, and I just love a good dogfight. Thinking back flight games are a type of games I enjoy, but rarely play (I have the same with rhythm games). But stuff like Ace Combat, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, the outer space parts in Starlink and Starfox, all great. Ace Combat 7 has been on my Steam wishlist for a while, so I'm guessing next time it is on sale I'll go for it. How long did it take for you to get through the campaign @drahkon?
  8. Multiversus (2022)

    Haha yeah already saw the leaked cast earlier, but nice to see it confirmed. What a stupid cast, can't decide if I love it or hate it. Also bizarre to see that they went with the Shaggy the all-powerful meme at 1:56. They emphasize the voice cast but to me they all sound off, but maybe that's because most voices are based of the (more recent) cartoon series? The game looks very slow as well, and a bit cheap and clumsy, not as polished as for example the Nickelodeon one. All in all can't see myself putting any time in this but who knows. Edit: I do like how they put more focus on teamwork, something that is for example completely missing in the Smash Bros. movesets.
  9. Metroid Dread

    Got quite an interesting survey from Nintendo about Metroid Dread in the mail. It asks about other Metroid games you played, whether you prefer the 3D games or the 2D ones, and asks about other Metroidvanias you played like Shantae/Hollow Knight/Axiom Verge/Castlevania. Also asks about if you are going to replay the game and for what reason, about your favourite aspects and power-ups (one which spoils the very final upgrade, wonder if you als get that question if you say you haven't finished the game yet). Also this made me chuckle a bit. One option for reasons for buying Dread you could choose was "to fill up my time until Prime 4 arrives". They know. All in all seems like they perfectly know what the game is about, how people play it and what the "competition" in the genre is. Was surprised by the depth of the survey!
  10. Laptops?

    Since it is quite an old MacBook Pro you can probably open it up easily and install more RAM and/or an SSD to give it a little bit of a kick in speed. Processor is still old though, 10 years is quite old for a notebook. Windows on Mac, you can do it free (only need a Windows licence) with Boot Camp which is part of Mac OS. Windows 10 however has some age requirements: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468 If you can install Windows on it with Boot Camp, you can choose when booting up whether you want to boot Windows or Mac OS. Don't have any experience with Linux on Mac.
  11. Netflix

    Talking about Netflix movies with a big budget, I watched Red Notice last weekend. It stars Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson. I guess it's a mix between a heist movie like Ocean's 11 and an adventure film like National Treasure. Enjoyable for what it is, plenty of humour although it does get a bit cringe at times. It's okay as a Saturday night no nonsense action comedy, but don't expect anything too high quality, especially knowing they had a $200 million budget.
  12. Monster Hunter Rise

  13. Switch eShop Thread

    Big eShop sale incoming. I already see a nice discount for THPS1+2, for those who are interested in that one. The press release can be found on the frontpage!
  14. Dicey Dungeons

    Picked this up yesterday because your review was raving, and it's currently only €3,74 on the eShop! That's before you started this thread and I read about extra free DLC.
  15. General Switch Discussion

    Just a note that Twitch is purely for watching streams. You can't stream yourself. Also, if you want to see the live chat you will need to watch it on your mobile phone.
  16. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    It looks like there's plenty to do after the upgrade! Had my first stretching session yesterday with @Glen-i and @BowserBasher, and did a couple of things already on my island. Ordered a bunch of new items plus all the things from the Nook Miles, went on a boat trip with Kapp'n and spent 100,000 bells to get Leif on Harv's island, hoping he brings the veg. Redd will be next! Got some ideas for restructuring my island, with the vegetables on the way, but also a bunch of cool new items to get from Nook Shopping. Still on the fence about the DLC, curious to hear your impressions if it is solid and fun and justifies the 25 euros.
  17. Logic Randomisers??

    Well, that was fun! Finished my first randomizer ever. Axiom Verge now has one included in the game, with a variety of options to set. I chose Normal and Default seeing as it's my first randomizer experience, plus I only played through Axiom Verge once before. The biggest difference between Default and Advanced is that the latter relies on certain glitches. Putting the rest in spoilers for those who never played Axiom Verge before: Now I know the game's layout again, I'm tempted to start another run and see how fast I can do it now, and how different it is to my first random playthrough. One thing's for sure, I'm digging this and would love to play some more randomized games. Too bad that most require ROMs to do so, so it's great to see Axiom Verge have it included.
  18. Pikmin Bloom (mobile)

    Installed it myself and plucked my first Pikmin. Not sure if this is going to be interesting for the long run as I think it has less of the collectability appeal that Pokémon has, but at least the Pikmin are charming. Also: my friend code is 0864 0948 6112
  19. Metroid Dread

    Boss Keys has a pretty interesting video up about the linearity of Dread, and what mechanisms it uses to accomplish this: Spoiler warning for those who have not played the game, but if you have this is a nice one to watch. I also felt that Dread was far more linear than other Metroidvanias, but it's cool to see how the devs did so. Although so many one-way routes does feel a bit cheap.
  20. Dr. Mario World (Mobile) — Coming Summer 2019

    So, the plug got pulled and it's a flatline for Dr. Mario World, which is quite ironic considering he is a doctor. Not even Dr. Goomba Tower could save this! I can see why as it didn't generate the revenue Nintendo may have expected, but I wonder if it is really that expensive to keep a server in the air for it? I can imagine them stopping putting in new content, but for players who are playing this still and may not have finished it it is quite sour. I really wonder what the upkeep of a game like this is.
  21. Monster Hunter Rise

    Played this game again after not playing for several weeks. Did some online hunts with @Mokong, @Glen-i and @Londragon and son, and a couple of online quests with randoms. It has rekindled my love for the game, and further confirmed that this is definitely going to be my GOTY, seeing as not much more will be releasing for me. At the moment I have an awesome hunting horn support set, despite it not having the greatest defense. I have a good lance set as well, and I'm currently upgrading a bow set. What I'm looking for now is to build an overall capable set for the other weapons, one I can use with Switchaxe, Hammer, Long Sword, Dual Blades. Preferably one with high affinity/critical hit. Thinking of just building the set of one of the stronger beasts like Valstrax, Narwa or Teostra/Chameleos. Any advice here?
  22. Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition includes: Grand Theft Auto III: It all starts in Liberty City. With the revolutionary freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, Grand Theft Auto III puts the center of the criminal underworld at your fingertips, if you have enough guts to take it. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: Welcome to the 1980s. From the decade of big hair and pastel suits comes the story of one man's rise to the top of the criminal pile. Grand Theft Auto returns with Tommy Vercetti’s tale of betrayal and revenge in a neon-soaked tropical town full of excess and brimming with possibilities. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Five years ago, Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson escaped the haze of Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs, and corruption. Now, it's the early 90s. CJ’s got to go home - his mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart, and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of cops frame him for homicide, forcing CJ on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets in the next iteration of the series that changed everything. Developed by Rockstar Games, adapted by Grove Street Games.
  23. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    Catch, survey and research wild Pokémon to create and complete the Sinnoh region’s first Pokédex in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, coming to Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Legends: Arceus honours past Pokémon games’ core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements.
  24. Shin Megami Tensei V

    Forge the destiny of a dying world amidst a power struggle between gods and demons in Shin Megami Tensei V on Nintendo Switch. In this expansive RPG, take control of an enormously powerful being, the Nahobino, to battle against – and alongside – hundreds of demons in a desecrated land. Neither human, nor demon, the newly-forged Nahobino and his friends must decide what is worth saving…and prepare to sacrifice everything in its name.
  25. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

    Take on a series of brain-bending activities that test your mental mettle in Big Brain Academy™: Brain vs. Brain for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Play a wide variety of activities, like memorizing a series of numbers, identifying an animal as it slowly comes into focus, or helping guide a train to its goal in fun, fast activities. Go brain-to-brain with friends and family in 4-player matches to see who gets the highest score. Everyone can play together at varying difficulties, so a kid can hold their own against an adult in this battle of the brains!