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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2018
« on: August 20, 2018, 04:19:37 pm »
Due to trouble in my personal life I haven't been able to work through games as much as I would've liked, but now that I have summer break I finally managed to play through another game: Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story! I was originally planning on getting Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey when it comes out next year, but then I found the original for half the price the remake would be, and I figured that would be a worthy tradeoff.

I first played through the game as a kid on my little brother's copy. And replaying it today, it still holds up as one of the best titles the DS has to offer. The game grabs you from the start and never loses any of its charm all the way through. The combat is a great example of easy to learn-hard to master, and it will keep both newcomers and veterans entertained. The game is definitely not super hard or anything, and it was definitely easier nowadays than when I beat it as a kid, but especially nearing the end it does offer you a reasonable challenge that will at least keep you invested. And on top of that the story of course has that undeniable Mario RPG charm. If you haven't played this title yet, I highly recommend you give it or its remake next year a shot. If you're entirely new to the Mario & Luigi series and want to play a fresh new RPG title, I definitely hold this one in high regard.

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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2018
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:46:40 pm »
And with that I finished The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. That was wonderfully all right. I know it's just a free 1,5 hour teaser for Life is Strange 2, so I won't be too harsh on it, but for what it is I just thought it was OK. The concept of going through a 9 year old boy's imaginary adventures can be really interesting, but this game didn't go as deep with it as I'd want. I also felt the story was a bit superficial, and sometimes just tried to be a tearjerker instead of a legitimately emotional story. But again, it's a 1,5 hour trial for Life is Strange 2, and I know that. They didn't have time to do something super deep, and for what they could do I think they did a good job. I won't be too harsh on it.

I do hope Chris isn't the protagonist of Life is Strange 2. He's a fine character and you can do a LOT with the concept, and if they do expand on it and really create a deep and interesting experience I think there is a lot of potential. But they would have to do that and nail it. Otherwise I don't think this will match what the original Life is Strange set out to do very well. I liked the original Life is Strange in part for its young teen high school-setting and themes. If they strive from that route they could of course still write a really good story, but I just don't see myself getting invested in Chris the way I got invested in Max or even Chloe. But I guess we'll just wait and see. My hopes for Life is Strange 2 are still high.

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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2018
« on: June 06, 2018, 04:24:58 pm »
...Well...I've beaten Bayonetta...again...for the second time this year...I just really love this game all right??

I decided to play through it on hard mode, and it's a fairly short game, and it's one of my favourite games of all time and snap, it's beaten again. I've honestly kind of fallen out of the gaming and beating games-rhythm. Personal issues and other stuff I guess. Maybe I'll get back into the swing of things later, but for now I'm content just playing through stuff at a slow pace. Guess that'll just be a short list this year.

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Modern Video Games / Re: Smash Bros 2018 Brainstorm
« on: May 04, 2018, 07:50:47 pm »
Oh my goodness, I am so hyped for it! Smash is my favourite game series period, and I can't wait to see what they'll do!

First of I'm expecting the game's physics to be very similair to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The graphical style of the Inkling's model clearly shows the game will be similair to the previous games and it's almost an accepted fact that it's based on the groundwork laid by 3DS and Wii U. I have read some people speculating the game will be a little slower than 3DS/Wii U to accomodate for the smaller single Joy-Con controllers, and I don't deem that to be out of the ordinary, but I hope they keep the physics as close to 3DS and Wii U as they can, because I think they perfected it in those titles.

I'm also wondering whether 8-player Smash will return. I don't doubt the Switch can handle it. However, my main worry is the Switch's handheld mode. 8-player Smash can already make characters hard to see on a TV in the Wii U version, so in handheld it would probably be unplayable. I wouldn't be surprised if they either cut the mode entirely or disable it in handheld mode. But these are just guesses.

Characters
As for characters, I have to admit, Most of my wishes have been granted in Smash 4. My two biggest wishes were Miis and Bayonetta, and I got them both. So I don't have any huge wishes. Below are my personal wishes, in order of likeliness.

Bandana Dee (Kirby)
The Kirby series is a series that will never lose it's trademark charm. It's also a very succesfull series and one of the most important Nintendo milestones, and it totally deserves a fourth rep in Smash. And Bandana Dee is the most obvious option. We all know the arguments already: He's basically the fourth main character after Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight. He has obvious potential for a unique and cool moveset. I've really grown to love the idea of Bandana Dee making the cut, so he's got my support.

Spring Man (ARMS)
ARMS has been a success on Switch, it would be an obvious choice to give this new franchise some representation in Smash. I mainly want him in for his moveset potential. Having extendable arms could make for a really fun and unique moveset, as a long-range character with noticeable lag on his moves. I think Spring Man could be a very interesting addition to the cast.

Decidueye (Pokémon)
A new Pokémon is a given. Many people have rooted for Decidueye, and I'm right there with them. We need some grass-type representation in Smash now that Ivysaur is gone, Decidueye has a lot of potential as a ranged projectile-based character (like a faster but weaker Zelda with more physical projectiles) and he's one of the most beloved and recognisable Pokémon now. Keeping in mind likeliness as well, I think Decidueye would be the perfect candidate.

Waluigi (Super Mario spin-offs)
Even if I'm not the biggest Waluigi fan myself, I will admit I'd like some representation for the Mario side series. And when it comes to the side series, Waluigi is a staple. I have to give a shout-out to Daisy as well, who would really be my choice since she's my favourite Mario character (fight me), but Waluigi is more likely and, in my opinion, well worth giving a spot.

Assist Trophies
I personally like speculating about Assist Trophies as well. Assist Trophies are the way of giving characters and series representation without making them characters. There are tons of characters/series I'd like to see represented in Smash in some form, and Assist Trophies are the best way to do it. So, without further ado, in order of likeliness, my wishes for Assist Trophies.

Wonder Red (The Wonderful 101)
The Wonderful 101 was an underrated gem on the Wii U. Considering the good relationship between Nintendo and PlatinumGames giving the series representation in the form of an Assist Trophy isn't too out of the ordinary. Wonder-Red would first appear, and he would proceed to attack the fighters with various Unite Morphs (most notably Unite Hand, obviously). It would be a simple Assist Trophy that hops around the screen to deliver quick attacks with high damage but low knockback, similairly to how the combat in the original game feels.

Pauline and Mini Marios (Super Mario spin-offs)
When Pauline appeared in Super Mario Odyssey I was overjoyed. I had been wanting to see her get the representation she deserves for ages, and I think she more than deserves to keep that up in Smash. Her most prominent appearances before Odyssey were in the Mario vs Donkey Kong series, so I think she could use the Mini Marios to form a really cool combined Assist Trophy. She would appear in her red dress, and proceed to wind up a bunch of Mini Marios. These would then walk to the left or right in a straight line, falling off platforms and turning around when they bump into a fighter. They are rather weak, but some can wield hammers which will cause heavy knockback.

Jeanne (Bayonetta)
I fully admit it. I'm a HUGE sucker for the Bayonetta series. It's my second favourite series of all time, and I would love any representation at all. And with Bayonetta 3 on the horizon, I don't think an Assist Trophy is too out of the question. After all, all non-DLC third-party characters always got an Assist Trophy, and Bayonetta would fall under that in the next title. And with Jeanne being the most popular Bayonetta character after Bayonetta herself, I think she's ripe for the spot. Her moves would be inspired by her fights in the original game, where she would alternate between firing very powerful rapid-firing bullets and summoning various Wicked Weaves ranging from regular punches and kicks to more extreme Infernal Demons.

Style Boutique Girl (Style Boutique)
...So let me explain. The Style Boutique series of games has been a smashing success on DS and 3DS, which has gone criminally unnoticed by the main Nintendo fanbase for how good the titles are (for what they want to do, of course). I like this series and, even if its unlikely, I would like some representation from it. With this Assist Trophy, a random girl from the series (or whichever is the most relevant in New Style Boutique 3) appears, and using the power of fashion she would change everyone's pallete!...Unlikely? Absolutely? Lame? Perhaps. But I would still love it.

Flipnote Studio Frog (Flipnote Studio)
Anyone who grew up with a DSi has insane amounts of nostalgia for Flipnote Studio. This quirky little program still makes me gush in nostalgia whenever I see an animation from it pop by. I think that the Flipnote Frog deserves one final appearance as an Assist Trophy in Smash. He would show up in his pixelated form and make his trademark "ribbit"-sound, before summoning one of the default Flipnotes that came with the original game. These include the Ninja, the parade, the cat on a skateboard, the hairy monster, and of course the buttkickers.

Pyoro (Pyoro)
As an alternative to Flipnote Studio Frog, you could have Pyoro. This quirky bird from the DSiWare game Pyoro (also known as Bird & Beans) already appears as a stage hazard on the Gamer stage, but if that stage doesn't return I think Pyoro could be an Assist Trophy. I just really want to represent the DSi and the DSiWare platform, and Pyoro could do this well too. If Pyoro appears, beans would fall from the sky. If they hit users they would damage them and knock them away a small bit. Pyoro would be walking around the bottom of the stage, lightly knocking away fighters that touch him (like Fletchling in Smash 4). However, Pyoro would sometimes stick out his long tongue to catch a berry from the sky. If this tongue hits a fighter it can either deal a decent amount of knockback on its own, or it can drag fighters down towards Pyoro, where he'll knock them away. Either one can work.

Reckless Wii Remote Guy (Wii)
Can you notice a pattern? Yeah, I really like these out-there characters that are simultaniously unpopular and well-known. I'm sure many of you know the meme that went around during the ballot where people wanted Reckless Wii Remote guy in the game as a fighter. While that's obviously out of the question, I think putting this character that appeared in every single Wii game in as an Assist Trophy could be hilarious and a nice nod to the Wii-era. He would simply flail his arms around knocking away anyone he hit (but he'd wear his wrist strap!)

Tetriminos (Tetris)
I put these at the bottom because it's no secret there's still some conflict regarding the ownership of Tetris. Hell, the most recent example of this conflict was Tetris being pulled from the 3DS Virtual Console. However, I still think this would be an awesome Assist Trophy. Tetris was one of the biggest contributors to the Game Boy's success, and it's one of the most recognisable games out there, and in my opinion it more than deserves a spot as an Assist Trophy. The Tetriminos would obviously just fall from the sky, knocking away users they hit.

So, yeah. To summarize I'm super excited for the next Smash. I know most of these predictions have a 0% chance of happening, but hey, that's what dreams are for, right? :p
Can't wait to see who will actually make it! And you can bet that when it comes out I'm playing the hell out of it!

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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2018
« on: May 04, 2018, 05:16:37 pm »
Due to personal issues I haven't really been able to game as much as I would like. But I had a week off this week, and I decided to spend it playing through Freedom Planet. Or, playing through it thrice with all the characters really. And I have to say, I'm glad I did. Because Freedom Planet is a fantastic title.

If you look at it you may immediately draw comparisons to the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and you wouldn't be wrong. Freedom Planet, at its core, is clearly very inspired by the Sonic the Hedgehog series. However, I honestly think it's vastly superior to Sonic. The speed platforming is still there, but Freedom Planet adds a lot which really makes it stand out. Freedom Planet has a larger focus on exploration and combat than Sonic, and it handles it really well. The levels are well designed and offer you good chances to explorer without ever feeling lost. The characters have a larger moveset with moves better suited to combat compared to Sonic as well, and it makes taking out enemies a lot of fun. Not to mention, the bosses are fantastic and perfectly suit the combat system. They really reward learning the patterns and adapting to them, and while they can be very challenging they are always fair.

I can highly recommend Freedom Planet to any fan of action-platformers. Even if you aren't the biggest fan of Sonic, Freedom planet does enough different and fixes enough of the frustrations I have with Sonic that it's still worth a look. I do recommend you choose Lilac for your first playthrough! But if you enjoy challenging yet fair action-platformers, Freedom Planet is highly recommended.

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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2018
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:42:57 pm »
Game no. 13!
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (Wii)
As a Wii launch title this was one of my very first games for the Wii, along with Cars and, of course, Wii Sports. I didn't remember much about it though. All I remembered is Patrick being a superhero, Plankton running from a Krabby Patty, and then at some point I sold it or gave it away without beating it. But now I got it again, and it's a pretty short game, so I just marathoned through it. So, how is it? Eh.......just eh. To be honest, it's not that good of a game. At it's core it's playable, and near the end it does pay off with some cool sections and a cool final boss fight, but the majority of this game ranges from mediocre to terrible.

SBSP:CftKK changes gameplay style all the time, but at its core it's a combination of a beat-em-up and a collect-a-thon. There are also sections of 2D platforming, plane flying, and other small minigames to break up the pace, but the majority of the game is spent either running around collecting items or fighting enemies. Too bad nothing is really special about it. The worlds, while clearly attempting some creativity, are pretty bland to go through, and levels blend together a lot. The puzzles are simple. Now I would not mind that because I get it's targeted at a younger audience, and simpler puzzles are OK as long as the game is fun to play, but it just isn't. Another factor in that is the fighting, but it's nothing special. Just spam Z and the enemies will die, that's literally all the strategy you need for fights. There's only like 2 or 3 enemy types too, so fights very quickly turn incredibly boring. So to summarize, general exploration and combat are incredibly boring. And since that's your main objective that's a problem.

But the issues keep on going from there. Controls are a problem too. First of all, as soon as the game tells you to dash with a Nunchuk-waggle, ignore it and use the up-direction on the D-pad. Everyone knows the Nunchuk waggle is unreliable, and that goes here too. I get it was a launch title, and I can excuse it to a certain extent, but launch title or not, the motion controls are broken. This is most obvious with the winches. To turn this the game wants you to rotate your WiiMote, and it's just broken beyond belief. Let me explain to you: Hold your WiiMote completely straight up, slant it very very slightly to the left, and then move your arm in a circular motion while keeping the WiiMote upright, as if your WiiMote is the handle on a big wheel you're turning. I get that mimics the actual winch, but it's not explained well, so there you go. And apart from that, the motion control is just broken. The wheel does not work how you want it too. It's easily the most frustrating part of the game. With most other stuff (apart from the god awful plain sections) it's doable, but they're not great.

Also, we gotta talk graphics. This is an ugly game. It looks like it belongs on the PS2, and a low-budget PS2 game at that. Again, I get it was a launch title, but that's no excuse here. They do attempt some different art styles to spice stuff up, but the novelty of this wears off quickly and it's just completely booted out halfway through the game anyway. If you want a pretty Wii game, keep on looking.

So are there any goods? Well, I will say that the good of SpongeBob does shine through. All dialogue is voice acted, and the lines do reflect that classic SpongeBob humour we all love. From Plankton's sarcastic "Woohoo" to SpongeBob pointing out the obvious absurdity of everything going on, sometimes the SpongeBob charm does shine through. Also, again, the final sections with Plankton and the final boss are actually pretty good. I will not spoil what they are here, but those sections are enjoyable. Enough to warrant playing the entire game? Probably not, but hey, they are good nonetheless.

To summarize, Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab is sadly not a good game. It's not god-awful, I've definitely played worse, but it's probably a good contendor for top 5 worst Wii games in my collection. Now recently I've started backing up my Wii games to USB Loader GX and playing them from there, and that app allows you to use a ranking system from 1 to 5 stars. And if I were to put SBSP:CftKK on there, I think it would get two stars. Not the worst, but still pretty bad, and apart from maybe the final Plankton section not worth looking back to. But hey, a game beaten is a game beaten!

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General / Re: Help a newcomer; name your favourite exclusive games
« on: April 04, 2018, 06:08:34 am »
Here's some of my personal recommendations of must-haves on these systems:

Wii:
- Super Mario Galaxy; One of the best if not the best 3D Mario game in my opinion, and revolutionary for its time
- Super Paper Mario; a very underrated gem that's enjoyable charming fun from beginning to end
- Excite Truck; A Wii launch title that fell under the radar, but a fantastic off-road racing game well worth owning

Wii U:
- The Wonderful 101; Takes some time to get into, but when you it's a fantastic and very unique action game
- Bayonetta 2; I know it's also on Switch now, but I'm still going to plug it because it's simply my favourite game of all time. If you don't have it yet, make this your top priority

DS:
- Kirby Super Star Ultra; Arguably the best Kirby game, and definitely my favourite. If you're going to own any Kirby game, make it this one.
- Pokémon White 2; Of course a Pokémon game would have to make the cut, and purely off of blind nostalgia White 2 is my favourite, so I'm just going to plug that one.
- Super Princess Peach; A charming little platformer that has kind of been forgotten, but is still well worth a look
- The World Ends With You; A cult classic and for good reasons. Very unique and very good, a recommendation to any fan of action RPGs or Touch Screen games
- Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise; Look past the branding and you have a seriously addictive simulation game that may just be one of the most underrated games on the DS
- Super Scribblenauts; Without a doubt the best Scribblenauts game. One of the most unique and clever games on the DS and absolutely worth owning
- Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter; Two incredibly charming and very underrated games that more than deserve your attention. These games have some of the most charming characters and story I've ever seen. Dirt cheap too, so absolutely worth picking up! (Though heads-up: Please pick them both up seperately and don't buy the combo pack, because they changed the ending in the combo pack).


3DS:
- Kid Icarus: Uprising; An incredibly unique and fantastic action game that needs to be played to fully appreciate
- Tomodachi Life; Not for everyone, but if the trailers intrigue you it's well-worth a look. If it's your type of game I can assure you you'll have loads of fun with it

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General / Re: Games That You Think Are Unplayable Or Are?
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:57:58 am »
Half of games available on pc perhaps? Seriously, if there's one thing I absolutely hate about pc gaming it's how so many developers and publisher just don't seem to care about optimization. SO often I've had games not boot, crash on startup, crash randomly, have messed up graphics, have a blank screen, run like it's running on a microwave, the list goes on. And always I need to get online, scroll through pages and pages and pages of people having either the same or other issues looking for the most ridiculous solutions ranging from changing data within the game files to even having to download fan patches just to run the freaking game, and of course the first solution so rarely is the one I need. Seriously, once I get them running they're typically fine, but I shouldn't have to spend hours trying endless lists of random fixes to try and get it to run in the first place. I guess because they usually can be fixed they don't count as unplayable, but whatever, many of them do deserve a spot on here for just how broken and poorly optimized they tend to be.

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No doubt.

I absolutely LOVE Super Smash Bros., it is my favourite game series of all time no-doubt. And Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U just did everything right at exactly the right time. This was the first time I've truly ridden the type train from announcement to arrival, and it was insane. The character reveals, the speculation, the dedicated presentations, it was just fan-tas-tic. The character trailers throughout the hype period were all amazing and got me screaming and kicking every time one showed up. Even the Pics of the Day had me excited every single day as I awaited what Sakurai would reveal this time. Super Smash Bros. Brawl had been my favourite game from the moment I first played it (and no fanboys, I hadn't played Melee before that so Brawl was on top), and I nearly blew up from excitement as this game was getting closer and closer to launch. I remember that the day before launch I was bouncing around all day non-stop because I was just so excited. And now with Super Smash Bros. coming to the Switch I can only hope my previous hype levels will be matched.

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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2018
« on: March 14, 2018, 10:06:18 pm »
And that's game no. 12!
  • Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique (3DS)
Also known as Style Savvy: Trendsetters in the US, this is an often overlooked yet pretty succesfull series of games that saw life on DS and 3DS. After seeing the trailer for New Style Boutique 3: Fashion Forward I got interested in the series, and after I saw the Nintendo Selects version of the second game in the series on sale I decided to give it a shot. I started with this game last year and casually played it for a good while, and now I've finally beaten it. So what is it like?

In case you're unfamiliar with the series, the Style Boutique series unsurprisingly has you taking care of a boutique. The general gist is that customers will come into your boutique and ask you to pick out certain items of clothing for them. These requests typically come in them requesting a certain style of clothing, and then you have to provide them with an item or sometimes put together an entire outfit you think they'd like. And with that I've really said most of it. They do change it up in a good amount of ways by having casual character interactions breaking up the pace, having dedicated fashion contests every evening, letting you manage your own stock and shop for new items to sell and sometimes letting you mess around with hair and make-up too, but generally you'll be spending your time simply picking out clothes and giving them to customers. This is not a bad thing though, and it executes this fairly simple concept really well through charming characters and a constant flow of new, fresh stuff.

New Style Boutique is not the type of game that you play for hours on end to race to the finish with. It's the type of game you play when you have fifteen minutes to kill and just want a fun little timewaster to play around with. And for those short timespans it does its job really well. The different tasks, just huge variety of clothing to choose from, and constant flow of new brands and clothing being added make sure the game always has something new to let you play around with. And on top of that, the game is just charming. The graphics are very smooth and pretty, and the characters are all charmingly likeable. Sure, it's not like there's any particular depth to them, but they serve their purpose and serve it well. The main characters are all there to help push the story along which they do greatly. They always feel like a character first, and their task second. And all the customers are just charming as well. They're all understandably pretty one-dimensional for how many you get, but they always have a little thing to say which keeps them fresh.

Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique really surprised me! It's not a masterpiece or anything, but for what it is it's a very charming and very enjoyable experience. If it looks interesting to you, I recommend you pick a game in the series up. Don't let the little girl-aesthetic put you off, even for adults the simple gameplay can be enjoyable if it's your type of game. If it is, then these games are well worth trying out.

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I'm quite fond of Bayonetta myself.
+1 for Bayonetta. 
I could not agree more. Bayonetta is without a doubt my favourite videogame character of all time.


She's just a fantastic character in every sense of the word. Her personality, her powers, her design, just everything!

But the main thing I love about her is absolutely her personality. She's sassy, nonchalant, playful, sarcastic, funny, the list goes on. She's powerful as all hell and knows it, even the biggest foes can't break her style. On top of that her sexuality is executed perfectly. She knows she's sexy, and is not afraid to use her sexiness and sassyness to mess with her opponents, but instead of being slutty she always has a sense of maturity, strength and control around her. She won't let anybody beat her around. But on top of that she also has her soft side. Her motherly side, or her deep caring for her friends. Her interactions with her friends are just as great if not greater than her interactions with her foes. She's the kind of person I would absolutely want to be friends with. Her personality is so strong, so likeable and so fun that she always stands out as one of the most unique and fun characters out there to me. If there's someone I would call my favourite video game character it'll always be Bayonetta, and it'll take a miracle to knock her off that throne

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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2018
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:04:58 am »
Game number 10
  • Metroid: Other M (Wii)
So, the former black sheep of the Metroid franchise until Federation Force kicked it of its throne. Is it really as bad as the internet has made it out to be? Well, no. Not in the slightest. It's actually a pretty damn good game.

Let's start with the main flaw, the story. We all know the main reason this game is hated is its depiction of Samus. And yeah, she's flawed to put it lightly. But it's not as bad as you may think. Yes, she's represented poorly partially due to some bad story points, and the voice acting is terrible, but it's not what the internet made me believe. She still goes through this solo, she still kicks all the butt, and outside of the cutscenes and the bullshit limitations Adam puts on you, it does feel like you're controlling Samus. And as for the story in general, it suffers from an interesting premise suffering a lot from poor execution of the main characters and plot devices. It's not great, but not the worst.

But I decided not to judge this game on its story from the get-go. I was here for its gameplay. How was it? Well...firstly I would say, make sure you give it some time and prepare for a rough start. This game gave me similair things to Wonderful 101, but worse, in that it starts of bad. The controls will take time to adjust to, and it doesn't really start to pay off until you're at least 2 hours or more into the game. Couple that with a beginning that is not well-fit for these kinds of controls and you have a bad start. I won't lie, I hated it when I started. But trust me, you will adjust to it and in the end it will be worth the trip. It's obviously not nearly as deep as other action games like Bayonetta or anything, and I firmly believe the game suffered from being limited to the Wii Remote, but once you're in a good bit it's actually pretty enjoyable for what it is.

So in summary, I quite liked Metroid: Other M! It's not perfect by any means, but once you get past the poor representation of Samus, the overall story flaws and the adjustment period to the controls it's actually a really damn good game. It does not get the love it deserves online, because hiding behind those barriers is a really competent and enjoyable action game. If you're curious about it, I recommend you check it out. Not the best Metroid game, but still a really solid game on its own.

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Well, after some extended playing, that's game 11
  • Excite Truck (Wii)
Absolutely a hidden gem on the Wii. Excite Truck is a fantastic racing game. The idea is that you are racing on off-road courses, but rather than just trying to come in first your goal is to earn as many stars as possible. And you get these stars by doing anything from drifting to being airborne to driving close to trees to even crashing into other trucks. Just be as extreme as you can be! This simple change of focus from pure speed to technique and extreme manoeuvres makes the game unique and tons of fun. I would definitely rank this as one of my favourite racing games on the Wii, and I highly recommend you pick it up. If you're looking for a fresh take on off-road racing this is a perfect pick.

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Next games to play: Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique (3DS), and t.b.d.

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General / March 2018 - Recently Added to Collection/Recently Purchased
« on: March 01, 2018, 12:10:52 pm »
I haven't posted to one of these in a while, but I saw there wasn't a new one yet and I wanted to post so I figured "Why not? Let's make the next one!"

I usually don't post to these because whenever I get something it's a small thing or a single thing not worth posting about. But then I thought "Hey, why not post once a month with everything I got?" So here we are.

Here's my lot for February:


Not too much this month, but some neat stuff. Got a PDP Wired Controller so I can finally play PC games with a proper controller. Got a new WiiMote because one of my old ones died (and a blue one because blue is pretty and was a euro cheaper than white). Got a new DS game and two new Wii games which include a mediocre point-and-click adventure game on DS, Wii Chess (speaks for itself) and the worst Wii game ever. I'm not exaggerating. Whichever Wii game you think is the worst, trust me, it can't be worse than this. Absolute garbage! Maybe I'll write about it someday on here, but that's for another day. And also got the Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps figures for Disney Infinity 3.0. I don't even own Disney Infinity 3.0, but I'm a huge fan of Zootopia, so I'm glad just having the figures.

But of course the gem here is the Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2 Special Edition. Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are some of my favourite games of all time, so I'm more than thrilled to add this Special Edition to my collection. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you have not played the series before, please do yourself a favour and play it. It's an absolute must-play for any fan of action games.

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General / Re: What is your favorite gun ever in video game history?
« on: February 26, 2018, 10:10:00 pm »

Biased as hell? Definitely, but I don't even care. Now it's time to be naughty.

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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2018
« on: February 19, 2018, 02:52:48 pm »
Game 9!
  • Bayonetta 2 (Switch)
Tied with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for my favourite game of all time. Seriously, if you're even remotely interested in the action or hack-and-slash genre, this game is a must-play. It is absolutely the highlight of its genre, a truly fantastic game in every single way. Am I fanboying? Probably, but I don't care. I love this game to death, and there's nothing I can say apart from just play it. The combat, the gameplay, the controls, the characters, the graphics, the music, it's all just top-notch! I can keep on hailing praise on this game for hours, but long story short, if you are looking for any game at all to play I could not recommend this one more. Do yourself a favour and play it!

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