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Postby Alec Taylor » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:32 pm

I had a game on my Gameboy Advance called Wario Ware Twisted. It's main gimmick was that you could rotate your GBA and it would rotate the game. That worked perfectly for a Wario Ware game; for those who don't know, the Wario Ware games are just party games with like a billion little minigames that each take three seconds to beat or so. Having a motion-control gimmick for that worked because it complimented the billion minigames it came with. But I think that follows my original example of having a pre-existing gameplay style fleshed out before a gimmick is tossed in, and can be just as fun without that gimmick.
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Postby Artisan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:02 pm

I didn't even know the GBA was capable of that. Was there something built into the cartridge?
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:07 am

Yeah, the game itself had a gyroscope built in for that kind of thing. It was a fun little game, lots of possibilities with that sort of rotation gimmick.
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Postby Artisan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:55 am

I think I ended up with one of those. Not the one you mentioned but another one in the series. Micro Games I think it was called, which is accurate.
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Postby Floydy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:56 pm

I had some money come my way. So after I spent most of it on proper stuff I thought I'd treat myself to a PS4. I'm glad I did. I've been playing my all time favorite game, Diablo 3, for weeks now. I'm loving the PS4 right now. I also love the new Samsung Galaxy S8 I bought a few days ago. Life is good.
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Postby quicksilver » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:08 pm

Floydy wrote:I had some money come my way. So after I spent most of it on proper stuff I thought I'd treat myself to a PS4. I'm glad I did. I've been playing my all time favorite game, Diablo 3, for weeks now. I'm loving the PS4 right now. I also love the new Samsung Galaxy S8 I bought a few days ago. Life is good.


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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Alec Taylor » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:58 am

So I just got this new game called Cuphead, and it's awesome. The audio and visuals for the game were inspired by cartoons from the 1930s, and every piece of art, music, etc. was made as authentically as possible to how they did things back from that era. It's literally an interactive old-timey cartoon, and it's crazy fun (and super fucking hard).
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Postby The Silver Lining » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:52 pm

What is the game about? It sounds interesting.

I really like games with oldschool graphics in general. To me they are much more impressive than the ones that try to look as realistic and authentic as possible.
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Dyolf » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:09 pm

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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Alec Taylor » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:15 am

It plays as great as it looks, but it's also super fucking hard. When you beat a boss (after dying countless times), you really feel like you've earned it.
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Postby Dyolf » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:39 am

Alec Taylor wrote:It plays as great as it looks, but it's also super fucking hard. When you beat a boss (after dying countless times), you really feel like you've earned it.


Reviews I've seen have said that it's difficult. I'd have bought it if it were on PS4.
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Alec Taylor » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:30 am

I hate console exclusive games, but hey what can you do? I just want to be able to play something like Super Mario Odyssey on my PC.
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Dyolf » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:24 pm

Alec Taylor wrote:I hate console exclusive games, but hey what can you do? I just want to be able to play something like Super Mario Odyssey on my PC.


That's what happens when the console makers buy up the independent studios.
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:59 am

You've also got franchises that are owned by companies that don't produce their own consoles (like Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Mega Man, etc.) that end up usually signing a deal with one of the console-manufacturing companies so they only have to program their games for a single operating system and not a bunch. I mean, I've seen some games recently come out for PS4, Xbox One, and the Switch, and the Switch ports always look like shit because it's hard for the third-parties to develop on a system so strange and underpowered compared to its competitors.

I'd love if Capcom started making some new classic Mega Man games and put them on consoles other than Nintendo, and a port of the new N. Sane Trilogy to PC would kick ass too.
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby The Silver Lining » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:26 am

Last Saturday I spent 3 hours playing Mario Kart against my girlfriend, my brother and my brother's wife. I love Nintendo. :D
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Alec Taylor » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:08 am

Been playing through the N. Sane Trilogy and Mortal Kombat X on the Playstation 4. I'm usually pretty grossed out by gross bloody gore and stuff like that, but I grew up playing Mortal Kombat and had kept up with all of the games until Armageddon. It looks like the creators have finally decided to stop taking themselves so seriously and just embrace the over-the-top brutality, because some of these new moves are ridiculously violent and I love it. "X-ray moves" are especially delightful!
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Dyolf » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:19 am

Alec Taylor wrote:Been playing through the N. Sane Trilogy


I gave up, it's too difficult.
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Re: The Gamer Thread

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:30 am

Dyolf wrote:
Alec Taylor wrote:Been playing through the N. Sane Trilogy


I gave up, it's too difficult.


The first Crash Bandicoot is hard because the level design is crap. The second one has the kind of difficulty that actually feels rewarding when you win, and where you only die if you suck (and not because the game threw some bullshit at you). I can't even count the number of deaths I had in the first game that weren't even remotely my own fault because no one could possibly complete some of those levels on their first try going in blind. Haven't gotten to the third one yet though, but I think right now the second is my favorite.
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