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  2. L'Arachel

    Fire Emblem Cipher: Series 13

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  3. Pacing. If a story-driven game is taking too long to unfold and open up, I drop it. Fuck the "just wait until you're 20 hours in" bullshit, if you can't at least create a vaguely intriguing narrative where I'm at least mildly interested in seeing how it unravels, you failed as a story writer. This can be attributed to both not teasing the player with enough plot to get them invested, or bogging it down in a shitload of exposition that nobody cares about. I remember Eternal Sonata in particular had a character I just met who was going to die and they dropped a 10-minute cutscene on them pontificating about life just in an attempt to get me invested and I almost dropped the fucking game there. I'm an MMO/dungeon crawler/pokemon player, so things like grinding doesn't particularly bother me. Those are games that can function as busywork while I do something else like listen to podcasts or watch shows. I think a lot of what contributes boredom is contextual and additive. I don't mind easy games, but if there's nothing else to keep me engaged like a plot or the presentation, I get burned out. Grinding in games CAN be a slog, but if it's something like Warframe or Diablo 3 where the gameplay is engaging and fast-paced as fuck it can keep me occupied enough that I don't mind it.
  4. Tyranogre

    FanimeCon 2018

    Note to self: Booking a hotel two miles from the convention center is a terrible idea. Dragon dildos, day 1: More tomorrow. Crash now.
  5. Chrom

    Fire Emblem Cipher: Series 13

    In the lead up to the livestream in a few more hours, the official Twitter has shared an all-new card illustration. It's a throwback to the original FE Shadow Dragon box art, with Marth and Caeda! I'm thinking it's probably for a promo card or something. Really cool that they finally referenced this relic. The tweet that shared this artwork also mentions that they plan to have a special guest appear in the livestream (as in, someone other than the already announced ones), but it remains undisclosed who they are. Wonder who it could be...
  6. Igneous42

    BOREDOM: A FATAL PROBLEM IN VIDEO GAMING.

    For me, I think the biggest single thing is if I can't get invested in a game's world and/or aesthetic. That applies especially to single player, story driven games but even multiplayer games and games that don't have a story still a sort of aesthetic and feel. If I'm not into that aesthetic I won't like the game. The best example I can think of where the aesthetic didn't work for me was Skyrim, and really Bethesda games in general. I can look at those games and objectively see why they are good, but I just could never get into them and I've concluded it's just because I don't particularly like Bethesda's presentation style. On the other end of things, I've played only two of Vanillaware's games and loved both of them. Even though both have some pretty big problems with feeling repetitive and getting stuck in long menus. The look and feel of the world just won me over instantly, even when the gameplay or story faltered it didn't matter because I enjoyed the aesthetics and feel of the worlds so much.
  7. Igneous42

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    Ninian being a bonus unit means I can use my normal Dragon Team. Adult Tiki, Corrin, Male Grima and Ninian. Working pretty good so far. I just recently pulled a not great nature Brave Ike so sacrificed him to Tiki. Warding Breath Aether Tiki is pretty awesome.
  8. Surge135

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    Using Sanaki/Fjorm/B!Sanaki/Mist for my Tempest Trial main team. TA/Sword breaker Sanaki to handle all greens and swords, Fjorm to handle red tomes, bows, daggers, and staves, and B!Sanaki for cleaning up blues.
  9. Sir Grim Locksmith VIII

    Lost Mangroves - N4A Chat Thread, May 2018

    I just wanna see Lego have an original IP that isn't Ninjago. At this point it's just a sausage fest full of licensed themes.
  10. I'd be more interested if wouldn't usually be just myself playing it.
  11. Fuzzer1

    Pro Sports Thread: NBA and NHL Playoffs cranking up

    Man, home team has won all the games so far in the ECF.
  12. purple_beard

    Pro Sports Thread: NBA and NHL Playoffs cranking up

    GAME 7. Celtics made it close late but LeBron wasn't going down in his home gym....
  13. Keep in mind that this is a compilation title first. I think it'll do well enough for something of that nature. Not to mention having basically the history of the 2D Sprite era in one place is plus. Just for kicks, wished they included Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game...though it would be the arcade version, not the relatively better built console version.
  14. Shadow118

    Lost Mangroves - N4A Chat Thread, May 2018

    https://brickset.com/article/36213/lego-overwatch-sets-are-on-the-way Not fully recent, but it seems Lego got the liscencing for Overwatch sets... How curious... will be interesting to see how these turn out something I’ll be keeping my eye on
  15. Tyranogre

    Lost Mangroves - N4A Chat Thread, May 2018

    @Chrom @Kodiack Has Ninfora updated its privacy policy in accordance with the GDPR?
  16. purple_beard

    Pro Sports Thread: NBA and NHL Playoffs cranking up

    CP3 out game 6 with that hammy. Celtics can't do it in Cleveland. We might have dual game 7 conference finals.
  17. Doc Brown

    Lost Mangroves - N4A Chat Thread, May 2018

    Yea but that costs a pretty penny. I wish that we could choose which one came with the system. But I'm glad that I was able to adapt with the joycons in the controller charger. It's a decent one. And it'll do once I do get a Switch some day.
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  19. Young P

    Lost Mangroves - N4A Chat Thread, May 2018

    The pro controller is also very good. The buttons aren't tiny and it has a good d-pad, which makes a big difference for some games (like Celeste).
  20. I'd be down for Waluigi if he gets done "right." Depending on your point of view, Geno was in Smash 4 LOL. * But yeah, some SMRPG love wouldn't hurt. @IU I like where your head is at for off the wall stuff...but I don't think the Rabbids would make the cut because of how they are. But.... in the vein of what you are getting at... Hammer Brother: he'd have access to hammers, fireballs, stun stomps and other tactics from his brothers in arms. Birdo: Lots of different kinds of eggs to toss While I don't like Mario Kart Characters going this route: Cat Bowser / SM3DW? Cosmic Mario? I saw Gamexplain offer up Toad/Captain Toad..... ehh Magikoopa? I mean hell, he could take out sections of the stage with his magic blasts or transform them into hazards.
  21. Doc Brown

    BOREDOM: A FATAL PROBLEM IN VIDEO GAMING.

    I can't stand button mashing either! It starts to get very old when you have to do something exactly and you end up having a heck of a time doing so. Along with puzzle games that end up being so hard that you end up just shutting the game off in frustration.
  22. purple_beard

    BOREDOM: A FATAL PROBLEM IN VIDEO GAMING.

    I'm not gonna go full boredom but... Things that put me in quit mode: The thing, if a game lacks "the thing" I tire of it easy and don't get motivated to get back to it. RPGs that you HAVE TO LEVEL GRIND to have hope to progress. Unless something really gets me motivated to do it, I can't stand racking up enemy kills for experience points for nothing more than being too weak for the next boss but was good enough finish the prior boss. Having to be annoyingly precise with game actions like jumping, aiming, ect... When it becomes too tedious to perform actions or it feels like the AI/game is coming after you I tire of it easily. Some puzzle games can get to puzzles to make me stop when I can't get a solution figured out. Like that wall you can't break through. *Specific games are Pushmo/Crashmo/Stretchmo, BoxBoxBoy HARD stages, Some stuff in Battle Lode Runner games I have run into... Sometimes even the strategy guide or youtube video of the solution isn't the breakthrough I need. Super Speed button mashing required to advance....
  23. Doc Brown

    Lost Mangroves - N4A Chat Thread, May 2018

    Finally got to try out a Switch today. Tried to play some Super Mario Odyssey. Liked the full controller charging grip as it made the joycons into one solid controller. Much easier to use and I can concentrate on playing a game instead of focusing on the joycons.
  24. Oh, and NPC walking speeds when you have to follow them. Either have them walk or run at your speed but don't do that in between shit that is 1.5x walking speed.
  25. Chrom

    Lost Mangroves - N4A Chat Thread, May 2018

    The cafe in Tokyo Mirage Sessions is also called Seiren.
  26. Doc Brown

    BOREDOM: A FATAL PROBLEM IN VIDEO GAMING.

    One thing that gets me, very buggy games. It not only leads to boredom, but anger and frustration as well. Along with Escort missions in games. Hate having to do those. And games with too short of an end game.
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