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  • The 50 most exciting games of 2018

  • Nikanoru 02/01/2018

    @Xeall So far you're the only one who's mentioned it. But I'll indulge you: MP2 Echoes improved on the first game in almost every single way. The main thing MP1 has over it is the impact of being first. Reply 0
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

  • Nikanoru 30/12/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro Well I mean... kinda. The walls and other visual elements all still share the same brown color and visual design. They all have the same 2 enemies in them too (mini guardians and floating skulls). Compare to any other Zelda and it's just night and day. But like I said, thematically it makes sense. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 30/12/2017

    I strongly believe SO many of the complaints about the shrines and divine beasts could have been alleviated "just" by (though I realize nothing is ever "just" done in gamedev) giving them visual themes appropriate for the area they were in. Desert, forest, mountain etc.

    Then again I also realize that this would've messed with the idea that these places are all made by the same creator, pristine and untouched for who knows how long. So, a bit of a dilemma.
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  • THQ Nordic whips out new in-game footage of Darksiders 3

  • Nikanoru 21/12/2017

    @Cadence Love how we both got downvoted to hell for stating what we plainly see. Have one upvote for balance, lol. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 20/12/2017

    How incredibly bland looking compared to DS2.

    And yeah I should've known people would downvote that, going "buh-buh-but it has so many shaders, look at those realistic rocks!", like a bunch of 5 year olds. No surprise there.
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  • Bandai Namco announces two new Switch games

  • Nikanoru 18/12/2017

    @Malek86 Didn't say I wasn't, but at least I've got real reason to. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 18/12/2017

    @Malek86 The other platforms are on the front page with their big game that Switch isn't getting for some reason (Soul Calibur, even though there is absolutely nothing in that game preventing it from looking almost identical on Switch). And you're getting salty about Switch getting mentioned first when it comes to two little low-tier games that Bandai-Namco deems worthy to port over? Reply 0
  • Soulcalibur 6 is a blast from the past with an accessible twist

  • Nikanoru 18/12/2017

    So... why isn't this on Switch again? Would've been cool to see BotW Link in this. Reply +5
  • Nintendo Switch hits 10m sales in nine months

  • Nikanoru 13/12/2017

    @grassyknoll
    Or you know, people opening the fucking controller up and do the tape fix, you condensing moron.
    Don't post a video of someone handling a controller like a fucking retarded monkey and then be surprised when someone questions it. By the way, it's "condescending", you moron.
    Reply -2
  • Nikanoru 12/12/2017

    @Willziak
    But now I see, you were planning to play Zelda and then mario and then bury the switch in the back garden never to be seen again.

    Good point. Don't buy it. New games on the switch will probably dry up in January anyway. And all previous games will be deleted from history.
    Hahaha that perfectly sums up a lot of the mentality of some people.
    Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 12/12/2017

    @grassyknoll
    The dpad inputs are not read correctly. A video of it in practice:
    That person is holding the controller with one hand, basically letting part of the force that holds it rest on the d-pad itself. You can't accurately press a direction like that, especially the haphazard way (s)he seems to be pressing it.

    I've finished multiple 2D indie games using the d-pad and I haven't had a problem. I strongly suspect this is yet another case of people having no motor control and blaming it on anything but themselves.
    Reply +2
  • Ark's new Aberration expansion has an enemy which can impregnate you

  • Nikanoru 12/12/2017

    Does your character in this game still randomly drop turds from their ass during gameplay? I sense a theme. Reply 0
  • WipEout Omega Collection gets a free VR update in 2018

  • Nikanoru 11/12/2017

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  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch

  • Nikanoru 11/12/2017

    @SBandy
    Even nice to have the first one as I never actually played it but am aware of its shortcomings.
    It's... rough. But it's definitely good to have it in there for completeness' sake, and so people can see where it all started.
    Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 11/12/2017

    Came in here to complain about yet another Street Fighter rerelease, but... that's actually not too bad. Surprisingly complete. Reply +1
  • Your Amiga games are likely dying

  • Nikanoru 11/12/2017

    @Delangsta One day in the future I hope people will finally realize that this insistence to remaster every single thing for reasons like "it's not sharp and shiny and smooth enough" is shitting all over our gaming heritage, pushing genuine original retro games into forgetfulness. But by then it may be too late. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 10/12/2017

    "Games usually had protection, so what's in circulation online is cracked material, games that were defaced with digital graffiti and changes (such as edits to game mechanics and cheating stuff). Also, the original high scores, which programmers often filled with the names of team members, might be changed on a crack. It's like wanting to see the Mona Lisa, but then just looking at some defaced print."
    For most consoles there are database tools like Goodtools or NSRT, which take care of that problem by cataloguing all games for a certain system and separating the unmodified good dumps, marked with "[!]", from the modified hacks. Most systems have already had their entire libraries preserved this way.

    I don't know if there's something similar for Amiga though. I guess not, or they wouldn't be doing this.
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  • Sony resurrects MediEvil for PS4

  • Nikanoru 09/12/2017

    @Malek86 I forgot that the PSP game was actually a remake. That explains a lot! Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 09/12/2017

    @AnsemsApprentice Hmm I skipped through the video and missed that. The zombie is way too high-poly to have ever been an in-game model in a PSX game (maybe it was a cutscene asset), but the low-poly background does appear to come right out of the original game, with some added modern shaders (looks cheap and trashy like that kinda stuff usually does).

    If you view the video full-screen at 1080p, the clip in question looks to be running without anti-aliasing at all, at a fairly low resolution. Almost looks like... Vita resolution? Could this be one of those games made for Vita and ported over to PS4 later?

    All this would conflict with their line about a "proper, PS4-grade resurrection". Because that's certainly not what that clip is.
    Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 09/12/2017

    @AnsemsApprentice 99% chance they're just using the word remaster wrong. Again.

    I'm betting that, like Crash Bandicoot, this is going to be a full audiovisual and engine replacement from scratch with none of the original assets left, i.e. a remake.
    Reply +11
  • Donut County, where you play a bottomless pit, is headed to PS4

  • Nikanoru 09/12/2017

    He never answers. What is Updog? Reply +3
  • Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

  • Nikanoru 08/12/2017

    @alistairsmith This, exactly. Games spread too thinly across platforms and configurations start to feel like hack jobs. Games are best when made to fit one single hardware configuration like a glove. Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 08/12/2017

    When I read this I went "uh oh!", then read the comments and saw exactly what I expected. :lol:

    God forbid Nintendo have any third-party exclusives!
    Reply +6
  • "A new Tomb Raider game is coming" says Square Enix

  • Nikanoru 07/12/2017

    @VeganViking
    If it's going to be another cinematic festival with a gameplay that is so dull that you have to add shietloads of stupid survival mechanics to make it seem rich, I'll pass.

    I don't like the direction of new TR. I miss the old times, puzzles, mysterical atmosphere and most importantly, Angelina Jolie.
    Preach.
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  • Switch's Resident Evil Revelations is best played in mobile mode

  • Nikanoru 07/12/2017

    @scatman839 I have the Xbox 360 version of this game lying around, but I've yet to play it. I wonder if it looks more like the Vita version, or the Switch one? If it looks more like the Vita one I might just have to rebuy it on a newer system... Reply 0
  • Desperately trying to get Ubisoft to talk about Far Cry 5's controversial US setting

  • Nikanoru 01/12/2017

    For some reason I thought this game had been out for a while already. Shows how much I pay attention to Ubisoft nowadays I guess. Reply -2
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review

  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    @DifferentClass No, it's alright, I know what you're about. The last line on your previous post tells all. Reply -3
  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    @DifferentClass I don't think you've been paying attention to what this discussion was "about".

    Nice dig at the end too. Get over yourself.
    Reply -3
  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    @JoelStinty Well that's the whole point though. To quote an important bit from my previous link:
    The answer is always more art; the corollary to that is the answer is never less art. If you start to think that less art is the answer, start over. That’s not the side you want to be on.
    In other words: if there's a problem with people not getting what they want, encourage the creation (or import) of more stuff so that everyone has something to enjoy. And stop worrying about or trying to sanitize what's already there that someone else likes.

    Speaking of Fire Emblem, doesn't that series have a lot of male character fanservice in it?
    Reply +4
  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    @JoelStinty And Japan has plenty of boy-on-boy love focused anime created (almost) purely for an audience of female otaku. Which is awesome. All of that falls under the same category for me: I don't believe there should be things that can never be done just because they might turn some people off. And big game releases with designs like this are already fairly rare over here.

    I'll link Jerry Holkins who puts this way better than I ever could: https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2012/06/01
    Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    @UncleLou I don't know what you're expecting me to tell you. First it's the large breasts that are the problem, now it's them being "low-poly". I addressed both of these.

    Monolith is targeting an audience. You can try to pretend that no normal adult among their audience would ever enjoy something like this, but man have I got news for you.

    Next time if you want to "avoid the whole debate", don't reply to someone implying people who like a certain thing must be prepubescents. That's all this is about.
    Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    @UncleLou Do you really want to get into a debate about drawn representations of real things and how they can or cannot (should not?) evoke a similar emotional response? Surely you must be able to see the outcome of that particular argument.

    Funny that you talk about the lowest common denominator, that's exactly what I'm talking about when I mention products that religiously avoid offending literally anyone.
    Reply +6
  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    @UncleLou

    Controversial statement: it is normal for a perfectly functional adult to like bigass boobies. And I don't care what you think about that.

    Not everything has to revolve around avoiding every possible individual person's turnoffs. There is already a world of products that do exactly that.
    Reply +18
  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    So... deductions for:

    -Aggroing enemies you don't intend to during battle: so basically you have to pay attention to your surroundings before engaging.

    -Map isn't much help leading you to your goal: that's fine, makes for better exploration.

    -Bad English voice acting: we already established that no proper JRPG experience is complete without terrible cheesy English voices, so no negative there.

    -Some of the boobs are too big: oh for fuck's sake...


    Sounds like an Essential to me.
    Reply -17
  • Star Ocean 4 is a console game with a PC settings menu

  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    And Betteridge's law remains accurate... Reply +1
  • GOG unearths Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball

  • Nikanoru 30/11/2017

    I never realized how much Jazz Jackrabbit was like Sonic with a gun. And really terrible colour choices. Reply +2
  • PS Plus December games include Kung Fu Panda and Darksiders 2

  • Nikanoru 29/11/2017

    The new remastered graphics of DS2 are as terrible as its new subtitle. The carefully balanced shader work of the original has been completely destroyed and shit all over by whoever ported it.

    And yet this is the version that will be played and known as "Darksiders 2" in the future. A crying shame.





    God, looking back at screenshot comparisons I just can't get over how much Nordic fucked that game. All the while boasting how much of an "improvement" it was. What a complete and utter fucking embarrassment.
    Reply +5
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced for Nintendo Switch

  • Nikanoru 21/11/2017

    @FuzzyDucky Well, to me PS1 sounds made up. Because it just is. PSX at least has a basis in its original codename and in its usage by the press during, well, the console's entire lifespan. IMO it's the much better option (and it sounds cooler).

    The only downside to using PSX is every so often, though very rarely, you'll get some clown trying to argue that they're sooooo confused because they think you're referring to that PS2-based media player that hardly anyone knew about let alone remembers. :P Other than those few people, everyone will know what you're talking about.
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  • Nikanoru 20/11/2017

    @DreadedWalrus PSX is a good recognizable descriptor (nobody cares about the other PSX they brought out). PS1 just sounds silly and made up. Referring to it as PSOne is like referring to the DS as the DS Lite - it feels redundant.

    Just "Playstation" seems fine. Why wouldn't it be? Everyone refers to the current gen console as PS4, so the base name works for the first console, especially since it'll usually be used in the right context.

    (Geez, tough crowd! I guess I didn't realize there were so many children born after the console's release...;))
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  • Clicker Heroes studio abandons upcoming sequel's free-to-play model for "ethical reasons"

  • Nikanoru 21/11/2017

    I'd love to think that people are finally starting to come to their senses, but deep in my mind I'm afraid it's just a clever marketing tactic.

    I hope this is just a bunch of guys who finally decided they wanted to feel like they were making a real game, and not a mechanism to coerce payments. As far as that's possible with a phone-based game, anyway...
    Reply +1
  • How well does Skyrim on Switch compare to PS4?

  • Nikanoru 18/11/2017

    @frazzl Anyway, you came in here like a random tryhard internet troll, so you can finish like one - by having the last word. Go on then. :lol: Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 17/11/2017

    @frazzl Still trying hard I see. :lol: Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 17/11/2017

    @frazzl Aww look at him, he's getting desperate. :lol: You're still not cool, sorry. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 16/11/2017

    @frazzl Blah blah blah says the little twat who comes in here to show everyone how he's too good to appreciate nice things. :lol: Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 16/11/2017

    @frazzl Hey guess what, nobody thinks you're cool. :lol: Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 16/11/2017

    @frazzl It's just awesome to see that on a tiny tablet, but I know you're too cool for school, little champ. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 16/11/2017

    @DaveSimonH The article keeps mentioning cutbacks, cutbacks, cutbacks, but the Switch version is actually a pretty big improvement over the original X360/PS3 release. It uses the extra content from the more recent remaster, including more detailed textures and additional environment detail strewn throughout.

    I wonder why they didn't include it in the comparison. These articles are usually more in-depth than that.
    Reply +23
  • FIFA players react to EA's dramatic Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions U-turn

  • Nikanoru 17/11/2017

    itshappening.gif

    (lol what the fuck is with the downvotes on this? Eurogamer is weird, man.)
    Reply -5
  • Kingdom: New Lands dev patches wonky Switch version, updates icon, makes trailer about new icon

  • Nikanoru 15/11/2017

    @Menage00 Fuck me for giving a shit about something I like, right?

    And it's not only about that particular icon, it's just one example.
    Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 15/11/2017

    @Brucelong It's out of place, and it messes up the look of the entire home screen. It looks like a phone app icon, while Switch icons are more like title art because of their size. You can't just scale up tiny images to any size and expect it to work visually, especially considering it's sitting inbetween other images that do have a title art or box art like design.

    Just imagine if they brought out a boxed copy that looked like that, no title or anything. Even if you'd be fine putting up with that, that doesn't mean everyone else should be happy with it.
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