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  2. Carl321

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    Got a +spd -def Sutr. I'm not sure there's a worse roll. I wasn't really planning on using him, so he'll do just fine as fodder I suppose!
  3. Surge135

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    Unfortunately that is not me. My in-game name is Surge135 and my leading unit is a +10 Legendary Ike with a golden mask
  4. Eliwood8

    Super Hydorah Review

    Throwback and retro games aren't anything new, but so many developers manage to get it wrong, failing to capture the charm of classic 80s games, particularly the delicate balance of simplicity and challenge that made arcade shoot 'em ups so wonderfully addictive. Super Hydorah, however, manages to get it just right. From developer Locomalito and publisher Abylight Studios, Super Hydorah is a clear love letter to shoot 'em ups, and recreates the classic look and feel of the genre with the perfect modern touch to make it feel fresh and exciting in 2018. An evil bio-mechanical alien force has invaded the galaxy, and it's up to you to stop it. The story feels right out of an arcade, capturing the retro throwback vibe even better than many other modern retro-style games. Sure that also means there's not a ton of depth to the story but what more plot do you need when waves of alien ships are firing on you? Super Hydorah is a game about strapping in for frantic side-scroller action, not fancy cutscenes. In the proud tradition of side-scrolling shoot 'em ups, Super Hydorah is a simple to understand but challenging to master kind of game. There's really only one button you need to focus on (you'll fire both your main and subweapon with one button), aside from your super weapon which requires ammo so you're not going to be using it as often. Generally you're just going to be holding down the fire button as you dodge incoming enemy attacks, building that delightfully hypnotic fixation that shoot 'em ups have—don't look away from the screen for even a second or your ship might get blown up! A causal observer might make the mistake of thinking this kind of game is easy to develop, but to make a game like this truly balanced and engaging requires a perfect understanding of the genre, and the developers have nailed it with Super Hydorah. The game has just the right blend of challenge without becoming tedious, style and spectacle without being overly flashy, and complexity without bogging the player down with options. Super Hydorah does an incredible job of making a modern retro game that doesn't feel weighed down by clunky old mechanics nor inundated with pointless additions. Throughout all this there are still plenty of features that make Super Hydorah unique. There's the branching map system that allows you to choose what stage to tackle next—you can even go back to previous stages that you haven't completed yet. The map isn't terribly complex and obviously still leads to the same final boss every time, but there's enough variation that you can try building your own speedruns/playthroughs. There's also a solid selection of weapons you can use, which are unlocked as you complete different stages. All of the classic weapon formats are represented here—lasers, homing missiles, scattershot—but the ability to choose what to use is another invaluable feature for adding variety to the game. And every weapon can be powered up by items you collect while playing; plus the nice thing about Super Hydorah is that you don't lose those power-ups entirely when you die. You'll lose a percentage—there's still a penalty for dying—but it's not totally discouraging. Maintaining a bit of your weapon power after respawning helps maintain the momentum and flow of the game as well. One playthrough of the game won't last too long (assuming you don't die and retry as often as I do) but like many great shoot 'em ups there's a ton of replay value to enjoy with Super Hydorah. For one, there's just the classic challenge of earning a high score, which is no easy feat here. Each stage also has some sort of hidden secret to uncover, so completionists have a good reason to learn the game inside and out. There's also taking different paths on the map and using different weapons of course, plus there are two difficulty modes so you can ease yourself into the game before tackling the more challenging normal mode. Last but certainly not least, the whole game supports local co-op, and having a buddy along for the frantic shoot 'em up ride is a lot of fun. Plus there's even a side mode mini-game to enjoy. Suffice it to say, even if playing through Super Hydorah once doesn't take long, there's plenty to keep you coming back for more. With its emphasis on classic gameplay design, it shouldn't be any surprise that the visuals and audio in Super Hydorah are a throwback to old school games as well. The pixel graphics art style looks fantastic here—there's even an option to turn on a CRT filter to mimic old TVs and monitors. Retro fans will love it and even young players will appreciate the slick, pixel perfect artwork. To match the graphics there's an equally great old school soundtrack from Gryzor87 that feels like it was lifted straight out of the 80s, from synth influences to classic rock riffs. For what is a relatively short game there's an impressive number of songs to enjoy, each one perfecting the retro appeal of Super Hydorah. Fans of the shoot 'em up genre take note: there are still excellent games being made in this style, with all of the charm of the 80s classics we grew up on, blended with enough modern conveniences that the experience still feels fresh and accessible. Super Hydorah is a lovingly made, highly polished ode to arcade shoot 'em ups, one that doesn't pull any punches but will still keep you coming back for one more try. This one is a must for fans of the genre, and will likely inspire new ones as well. Rating: 8 out of 10 Spaceships Review copy provided by publisher Super Hydorah is available now on the Switch eShop for $19.99.
  5. Art_de_Cat

    Official Gen 7 Shiny hunter thread

    Are they visibly shiny on the map, or not shiny till you encounter them?
  6. Chrom

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    They really need to demote five stars again soon. The pool's gotten really stale again so it doesn't make summoning as fun anymore for older players.
  7. Doc Brown

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    Tired of getting so many trash orb draws.
  8. Tyranogre

    Viridian City - N4A Chat Thread, November 2018

    >tfw there can't be a Thanksgiving-themed Wednesday shitpost because Thanksgiving is always on Thursday
  9. XLW

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    I GOT SUTR! :O :)
  10. wildflower

    Viridian City - N4A Chat Thread, November 2018

    heading to CO tomorrow to see my family and stay a few days and im really excited!!! gonna finally clear out all my shit and figure out what i really wanna keep/ship out to where im moving and wowzers!! gettin so close!
  11. Juanblue85

    Fallout 76 discussion

    Well played a good amount and did explore The Mire. Had a bunch of close calls with Wendigo but managed to avoid it as I wasn't ready for it but did die quite a handful of times in there due to being ambushed by effing Scorchbeast multiple times and not it but also a gang of Super Mutants too. I got killed near Abbey's Bunker, near some nuclear plant, Harpers Ferry and again close to Camp Ventura. It was a mess and I was also encumbered too so running away wasn't easy. I could have placed a CAMP in there but decided against that idea. I'm Level 22 now rocking a Raider Power Armor that only has a few pieces. I started fully exploring Toxic Valley and fought and killed two Grafton Monsters from a distance and almost had an up close and personal with a very high-level Snallygaster which in the end I ended up killing as well. Now I'm Wally's waterpark
  12. Tyranogre

    Detective Pikachu (Movie) - FIRST TRAILER!!!

    Meanwhile, in a parallel universe...
  13. XLW

    The Nintendo Baseball League

    Red Light/Green Light Challenge - The Qualifying Round: The referee distances himself from the rest within... 150 feet! Green Yoshi- Caught at the 110 mark. Kirby- SAFE! Raichu- Caught at the 93 mark. Toad- SAFE! Wolf Link- Caught at the 135 mark. Chun Li- SAFE! Fox McCloud- Caught at the 75 mark. Ba-Boom- Caught at the 33 mark. Eddie Wachowski- SAFE! Pit- SAFE! Dixie Kong- Caught at the 42 mark. Goomba- SAFE! Marie- SAFE! Zeke- Caught at the 62 mark. Aveil- SAFE! Purah- Caught at the 127 mark. The semifinals will be- Kirby, Toad, Chun Li, Eddie Wachowski, Pit, Goomba, Marie, and Aveil! Apple Bobbing- (Out of 15 apples) The Stork- 14 Zero- 2 Misty- 6 Toadette- 11 Saria- 13 Vega- 3 Anna- 4 Tooty- 5 Brewster- 7 Strider Hiryu- 9 Athena Cykes- 10 Mallow- 12 Marina- 15 May- 8 Anju- 1 Paya- 7 The Quarterfinal rounds as well! Marina- 13 May- 14 The Stork- 15 Strider Hiryu- 5 Saria- 3 Athena Cykes- 14 Mallow- 15 Toadette- 11 The semis! May The Stork Athena Cykes Mallow The semis and finals will be tomorrow! Well, here's to the next part of the events! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The semifinals for the Pitching Challenge! TP Zelda- 18 Luigi- 15 Daisy- 12 Peach- 16 The finals! TP Zelda- 24 Peach- 20 TP Zelda takes the pitching challenge for Twilight Realm! ... A fun bronze thing (for the last time's finalists): Luigi- 30 Daisy- 20 Daisy lost again! Maybe next time! The semifinals for the Home Run Derby! Captain Falcon- 12 Riki- 16 Tatanga- 25 Detective Gumshoe- 16 The finals! Riki- 25 Tatanga- 30 Tatanga takes the home run derby for Sarasaland! The semifinals for Red Light/Green Light- (The referee now distances himself 200 feet.) Kirby- Caught at 55 feet. Toad- SAFE! Chun Li- Caught at 152 feet. Eddie Wachowski- SAFE! Pit- Caught at 113 feet. Goomba- SAFE! Marie- SAFE! Aveil- Caught at 26 feet. The finals! (300 feet!) Toad- 257 feet! Eddie Wachowski- 294 feet! Goomba- 200 feet! Marie- ... SAFE! Marie takes the red light/green light for Inkopolis! The semifinals for Apple Bobbing (last one was the quarters)- (Out of 20) May- 13 The Stork- 20 Athena Cykes- 15 Mallow- 17 The finals! (Out of 30) The Stork- 26 Mallow- 27 Mallow takes the apple bobbing for Moleville! With the events concluded, only the all-star games are left. ... And with the MKRA racers doing their things the week after, those who were scheduled to race can now be a part of the games. I'll quickly update the teams before tonight! See you at 6 PM PST for the Premier vs. Championship bout tonight!
  14. Kezay

    Warframe

    I've been following this game a bit after it was announced for Switch as I had never heard about it previously. Panic Button (da Switch gawds) have been putting in work translating the game for Switch and from most outlets the results are pretty darn stellar. Some drawbacks in terms of framerate but otherwise the game is very much all there alonside other versions of the game on more powerful hardware. I plan on giving this a try at some point when my schedule allows me to actually play games like I used to.
  15. XLW

    The Nintendo Baseball League

    Thank you! ... But, it was your idea for that game. I just checked from older posts.
  16. purple_beard

    Super Smash Bros Game Night (Tuesdays, 9PM EST)

    Well.... Wed I work 12-10? ...aka till we get everything set for Thursday. Thu I work 4pm-12am Fri I work 4a-4p Sat I work 8a-6p So we'd have to work around that but I am up for the anniversary matches..... not sure on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday yet...
  17. Haddaji is under investigation according to Nintendo: https://www.nintendoenthusiast.com/2018/11/19/nintendo-russia-yasha-haddaji-investigation/ Edit: And he has alcohol problems and used 1-2 Switch as... A DRINKING GAME WITH BOOTH GIRLS?! https://segmentnext.com/2018/11/19/nintendo-russia-ceo-allgendy-offered-toilet-water/ Yeah, he's not gonna last much longer.
  18. Fuzzer1

    The Nintendo Baseball League

    Good idea. But yeah, kinda hard to plan one wedding when you aren't aware of plans for the others. Better hope you and Zelda let out the details soon so Daisy and I can plan accordingly.
  19. Triforcemaster3

    The Nintendo Baseball League

    Due to the fact that it is NBL All-Star week, the first MKRA promotion race was postponed to next Tuesday night. No need to divert from the festivities taking place on Mekanos Island. Northern Kremisphere hosts the all-star festivities in this their first season in the NBL. i went back and revised the scores from last series to eliminate Kongo Jungle’s duplicate entry as well. Edit: That is an awesome idea to have a premier league vs championship league game. If my schedule wasn’t totally loaded between now and Saturday I’d have tons of fun with that one. As it stands, Xander you’ve got free reign on the all star festivities.
  20. Tyranogre

    N4A Secret Santa 2018 (Sign-Ups Closed)

    Just placed my order on Amazon.
  21. If you want to get a taste of how the game plays you can check out one of the videos in my playthrough. I do somewhat agree with DL about the repetitiveness as trying to fully complete a planet will give you similar missions and take up a lot of your time, but when you get into dog fights, that's where the excitement happens. $40 would've been a great price for this game.
  22. The Krazy One

    TKrazyO on Youtube

    Back to Hyrule with us taking the fight to Cia at the Valley of Seers in this part of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition!
  23. Chrom

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    Whether it's deliberate or an oversight, I don't think anyone should be surprised at the idea of older seasonals becoming easier to obtain over time through whatever means.
  24. DLurkster

    Super Smash Bros Game Night (Tuesdays, 9PM EST)

    I haven' though of time but I think our usual 2hrs. If we can we can do more. Will start it at the usual 9pm.
  25. purple_beard

    Super Smash Bros Game Night (Tuesdays, 9PM EST)

    How late?
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