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    Game Freak "Lied"?

    The bigger reason is due to the added complexity that an ever-increasing Pokedex and move count applies to the workload. It's kinda like (and I know this example is controversial for its own reasons) when Disney decided to reset 40 years of canon-by-default published work. Or, more accurately...
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    The Game Is Out, Time To Discuss

    Unfortunately my only contribution to the release discussion is that I need to make like an Absol and go dark. It's going to be at least two more weeks before I decide to pick up Sword or Shield, and the best way to avoid spoiler details is to avoid Pokemon discussions in the meantime.
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    An open-World Pokemon Game (Talking like Breath of the Wild)

    But yeah, open-world style map design is a daunting task because you have to be concerned with how to populate it in a way that doesn't feel functionally empty (or, inversely, artificially populated).
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    Recent Gaming Purchases

    While I haven't attempted anything with it yet, I noticed Steam put Monster Hunter World (PC base game, no Iceborne) on a 50% sale so I decided to point my laptop at it and say to myself "this battle will belegendary." I am okay with the worst-case scenario, because that would mean not having...
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    An open-World Pokemon Game (Talking like Breath of the Wild)

    Go-anywhere do-anything open-world is a fundamentally different design than a story-driven RPG. One of the fundamental challenges of doing such a system is how do you balance the difficulty level with the player? On the one hand you can have wild Pokemon species (and their levels)...
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    What video games are you playing now?

    Not much to report from my MH plays ... in MHGU we finally finished the Teostra X armor set, but its skills are nothing like the MH4U version. In MHGU it literally has a skill called "Anti-Chameleos" which makes you immune to poison (Chameleos, Grypceros, Rathian, Nerscylla, etc.), item theft...
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    Recent Gaming Purchases

    The Witcher 3 (Switch). Unfortunately a printed game manual is not included in this release, but it does have the second-best thing: a printed lorebook. And a printed map. And some stickers which I probably won't ever use. But goodies are always nice. After that, I picked a Mewtwo amiibo...
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    Your favorite Mystery Dungeon game?

    Nah, it's fine. Have you by chance played the game Celeste? [/spoiler] Aside, I once lurked into a small fic series that (for multiple reasons) I can't name, but involved a Mew who ... shall we say, kind of went off the deep end. I wouldn't call it even lightyears from anything canon, but it...
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    What video games are you playing now?

    So a few days ago I set up an online room int MH4U and took down Gogmazios with one random hunter -- 30 minutes instead of needing the full 50. I've unlocked G-special quests, and did enough grinds to unlock the first "Aged Text" which is a Molten Tigrex (but G-rank!) -- and while I've been...
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    What video games are you playing now?

    Rathalos's poison comes from the talons, not the tail. And yes, Rathalos has always stayed in the air more than Rathian -- bring an insect glaive if you want to go air-to-air, or load up your Slinger with Flash Pods. Anyway, in my case we beat MH4U again. That is to say, defeated Gogmazios at...
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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate

    You always have the most curious way of phrasing the most specific questions... Personally I'd love to see Sceptile as a Smash fighter (especially given how awesome it was in Pokken Tournament) but I gotta acknowledge that it's probably not happening. The second batch of DLC fighters may more...
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    What video games are you playing now?

    Celeste, chapter 6. To say anything of what transpired in the story here would be MAJOR spoilers, but it took us a solid hour to finish it, and we did so with less than 100 deaths (much better than the previous chapter, with about 150 deaths). Also, chapter 6 has no strawberries.
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    Your favorite Mystery Dungeon game?

    Try playing something like Crypt of the NecroDancer sometime.
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    What video games are you playing now?

    Yeah, you definitely did some sequence breaking; for story purposes you hunt Tobi before Anjanath. As for me, nothing new to report in either MH4U or MHGU, but I recently picked up Celeste and while I'm maybe about halfway through, it definitely lives up to what people say about it.
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    Your favorite Mystery Dungeon game?

    Nah, Super is definitely on par with Explorers. Explorers' story is slightly more memorable (the ending having a lot of influence in that), but Super's story was a lot more polished.
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    Your favorite Mystery Dungeon game?

    Sky was merely the first game to offer that feature. It was present in Gates to Infinity (albeit in the postgame) and Super Mystery Dungeon has the feature accessible from the title screen.
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    Nintendo Directs Thread

    It was nice that when it came time to mention Smash Bros., they just revealed the release date (and 4th character) and left everything else to a separate presentation (albeit streamed back-to-back) from the Direct proper. Sans as a Mii costume is hilarious and awesome. As is Toby Fox being the...
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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate

    Like how when they revealed the Sans Mii costume, he just stood there calmly dodging attacks. Anyway, if they're doing a SECOND batch of characters, there's still some hope for personal favorites, right? I'd still love to see Amaterasu (Okami) and Spyro the Dragon. Their body types alone...
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    What video games are you playing now?

    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. We ground out the last remaining 10* village (Soaritorium) quests, which unlocked a set of FOUR urgent quests: Ukanlos, Akantor, Nakarkos, and Amatsu. Clearing those unlocked another Urgent quest, Alatreon. And clearing THAT unlocked an entire slew of...
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    Music What song is stuck in your head right now?

    It's not stuck in my head now, but earlier today I was looping Dialga's Fight to the Finish from PMD. That song just never ages.
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