For some reason the N64 version of Gex 3 completely changed the Greek Mythology level, and considering the Greek level was the absolute worst level in the game I sure can't complain about that change. I looked it up and the N64 port of the game came out months after the PS1 version so I'm going to assume the devs realized the Greek level is horrible and made a new level to replace it.
Either way this automatically makes Gex 3 on of the rare cases where the N64 version is better than the PS1 version.
The Greek level is the single reason why I could never 100% the game ages ago, but the N64 version of that level I could complete comfortably in about 20 minutes so yeah, the N64 version is indeed better. It can lag really bad occasionally but I can live with it if it means I can 100% the game finally.
I'm honestly quite impressed with the N64 port of Gex 3, N64 ports of PS1 games in general tend to be butchered because Nintendo did the boneheaded decision to use cartridges instead of discs, but Gex 3 has the whole game with little compromise beside the lagging issue.
Problem was catridges have less storage space than discs so even though the N64 techically was more powerful than the PS1 games still needed to be downgraded to be ported to it and several publishers dropped Nintendo because of it. Stuff like Final Fantasy VII likely would've come out on the N64 if it had been a disc based console.
The bright side though is that nowadays it's easier to find N64 games in good condition for a reasonable price so there's that. PS1 games at the retro game store I go to are almost always more expensive than N64 games.
Games that were initially made with the N64 in mind did show that the console could make some impressive visuals for the time, but generally games that were first made with the PS1 in mind then ported to the N64 had the N64 version being worse due to the cartridge limitations.
It didn't take that long to figure out the core problem with World Maker in Mario Maker 2, people don't know how to make boss fights. Most just put the boss in a small crammed room with a ton of projectiles and not enough room for the player to maneuver so it's near impossible to hit the boss and dodge the dozen or so bullets being shot at you at once.
Apparently Nintendo was going to make a huge event over the 35th Mario anniversary but it was cancelled, that would explain why the Paper Mario announcement came seemingly out of nowhere, it was going to be part of the event.
It's weird coming across franchises you never even heard about, even when they do have eng fans.
Like, what even is Trails of cold steel? What even is Y's? And I'm sure I heard of Trials of Mana but I don't think I ever remember seeing it back in the day...
Honestly, hearing all these titles fill me with excitement. Guess I haven't seen em all afterall. Ah, but I wonder just how different those games are, they all don't exactly seem genre defining. ...Well, unless Trials of Mana actually is since I dunno how old the franchise is.
I always find it funny when PS1/N64 games blatantly recycle a character model and just change the textures a bit to pass it off as a different character. It's understandable why they do that, 3D was a lot more limited back then, but it's still quite funny to see when it happens because it's easier to notice now.
I watched Wossy's video about Buddyfight ending, and I was very surprised. Not about why BF died (that's obvious) but the other stuff that was mentioned. I didn't know there was D&D-based TCG. Who knew HeroClix sells better than CFV? And how has a Star Wars TCG been and gone without me noticing? Truly, there are more things in heaven and Earth...
Buddyfight would take off in my community every few years but it would then die off after 2 or 3 months, it was frustrating that whenever it seemed like there was a stable Buddyfight community everyone would drop it just as quickly.
True, power creep was always a big problem with that game. Felt like a Standard-esque reboot would happen in due time but guess not.
The sad thing is that MAX Dragon was finally THE Ancient World deck I always wanted to see. It was the same idea as Duel Sieger being one single monster that keeps getting bigger and bigger only done properly and it literally said "screw allies I work alone!" But just about 2 weeks after I built it the community dropped for the final time.
Whenever there was a Buddyfight community I would play Ancient World, I liked the World's theme of huge "protect the castle" monsters and I know other Worlds did the same but Ancient was the poster child of that playstyle in BF. Linkdragon was dumb so I passed on it but then MAX Dragon was revealed. And I still stand that Kanzaki totally would play MAX Dragon.
Main reason BF would always drop was because the community was basically Vanguard players who would agree to pick some decks, but locals only has so many tables for each tcg so basically Vanguard/Buddyfight shared tables because it was the same players and locals would have to go "this week VG next week BF" for tournaments. Turns out players were more interested in the VG tournaments so it was easier to only focus on them.
Ace was definitely the biggest surge in players since the game’s debut. But Bushi bungled it by not supporting the secondary market enough. Card prices quickly became ludicrous and due to low supply, even old cards no one cared about fell into that category. No one wanted to spend more on a card game they couldn’t play nearly as often as the cheaper games like Vanguard.
And then there’s Lost World. Hoo boy. It’s an incredible idea that’s really neat...in theory. In practice, it’s yet another 30 cards you have to get in addition to the 52+15 side for a deck. Oh sure, you didn’t need a Lost Deck, you just needed one to be competitive. And because a Lost Deck could go with any flag, everyone wanted one, leading to crazy high demand. What? You don’t like paying $700 for an optional add-on? Well, you better if you want to be good at the game!
Definitely saw that in BF too. They would make amazing generic staples and they’d be promos because of course and then wind up being over $25 each. Bushi had zero respect for the secondary market until it was too late. They never reprinted sets. Did you know that? Because yeah. The best prices were always when a set dropped and then if you wanted a card a month later, you’d better get lucky and find it in stock somewhere and still probably pay.
Because guess what? Stores never bought BF singles because they didn’t think they could sell them. They just bought boxes and sold whatever stock they had as that was what was profitable for them. You had to rely on the few individuals selling their own cards when it came time buying cards months later. I had to use freaking ebay at one point. That’s how bad it was.
Only when they try to push new product. They would do reprint sets for the English side of BF from time to time...but they were often too little, too late. Yeah, sure is great that got reprinted...months after it stopped being relevant.
The YGO model only works because so many people play it.
I notice that cards tend to become broken because they're allowed in decks other than the one they were designed and intended to be played in. Like a certain card can be pretty good support for the deck it was meant for but if other decks can also use it they'll most likely abuse it in ways there weren't designed or expected, that happens ALL the time in Yugioh.
The Clan/World system has it's flaws but it does make that less likely to become a problem, when there's a truly OP card it's at least self-contained into the clan/world it belongs to so only the players who want to play that specific deck will want it rather than the entire player base.
People have been complaining that Order cards so far have been mediocre but the moment they start printing good staple generic Orders we'll end up with another Zazan. That's why I'm glad they already established Orders can be made clan specific.
totallly agree with that point, and also if that was the case with buddyfight no wonder the game died, thats a horrible way to sell product and do business.
the clan/world system does prevent mass abuse yess but then their also the take away that, some get better/ more support than others. Take dragon world, even though it was a main character world, it got support almost every other set, so archtypes and a wide pool of cards and staples than any other world got, the big thing that regulated it now was that most of its new support was archtype restricted so you couldnt abuse it in other dragon world builds, but for the most part dragon world still had better stuff than most worlds up to a certain point in the game. some people would rather have generic stuff they can use with any of thier builds rather than having to play something they dont like becasue its oversupported and overall better than the decks they do like.
Besides doing better stuff with vg in general, they also had ZERO, which especially during te times we are in now gave bushi enough revenue to keep the game going even when they had lack of sales due to bermuda-19. Buddyfight was suffering for over a year without any kind of advertisement other than from their youtube channel. crossover sets helped but we dont have them all (sao especially), by bringing in more revenue from other franchises. this should be a lesson to actualy attempt to do more advertising so they dont end up cutting this game and just having weiss. cause buddyfight was thriving in singapore but was barely doing anything in western countries, you have a bigger audience, appeal to it instead of doing nothing.
Like yugioh has its fair share of issues but they make money and advertise wayyyyyy more than buddyfight and vanguard.
Uneven support distribution happens more because certain clans are more popular thus more marketable and because the anime attached to the game. It'd get boring and repetitive if the main character kept using the same deck so they have to keep releasing new cards for him to use, it's why clans like Gear Chronicle and Royal Paladin get massive amounts of support while others get support maybe once per year, those other clans get shown in the anime once then get swept aside.
“Every other set” is a generally hard to pin down phrase, but Dragon got support in every main set but the very last one. Seriously.
Honestly, I do genuinely blame a major lack in advertising. Word of mouth only goes so far. Plus, there’s the opportunity cost. Even if a project is doing well, it could be making not enough profit where keeping people working on it is worth it. As in, they would make more money diverting those people to other projects.
And for anyone who’s worried, don’t expect any other Bushi games to die this year. They usually give them a chance to make money before pulling the plug. Regardless, everything else has been doing well in both markets that Bushi should just stick to those and expand those for now. Well, dunno about Rebirth 4 You but eh. That would still only get canned a year into its life at earliest.
Just for a hot second. No, really. It was one fight each except for Hero World which was just a few fights. It wasn’t even all that significant. I think they just wanted to sell those worlds to people.
I even crunched the numbers and went over what the first set without any Dragon World cards was and I think it was the Hero World extra booster in season 2. In fact, the very first extra booster (which was before the second main booster) was literally only Dragon World cards. Yeah...
In the second season of the OG show,Shobu visits each civilization world(yes,those actually exists),and it's forced to win with a deck that uses the respective civ he's visiting at the moment to pass through it and go to the next one.(Granted,he just mixes each one with his signature fire cards,but it was still pretty cool at the time)
I remember it was a running gag that Dragon was getting support non-stop and how ridiculously long the list of cards in the Wiki article was getting.
I always found it pointless that Drum went through training to get those new World forms only for him to only use each once or twice, majorly wasted opportunity. Gao using Hero also seemed like an excuse to have that "he can't use Dragon" mini-arc. Yuga wasn't much better, Garga gets Katana and Magic forms but barely uses them.
Woah, it's a direct sequel to Warped! Liking the arstyle and color palettes, the characters are slightly redesigned in a good way, and looks like they're keeping the linear style level design but with new ideas added.
Turns out the game is made by Toys for Bob which explains the Skylanders style art desgin, it does fit Crash very well.
The new gimmick seems to be that you get temporary powerups that also change your outfit. That reminds me of Rayman 3 funny enough, that game had the exact same mechanic. There are also plenty of Ratchet & Clank vibes in that trailer.
Is this the thread where I can mention that Guardian of the Witch just randomly ended? Also seems like Time Paradox Ghostwriter might be ending cause they've already done a 1 year leap forward. It's real weird.
it seems like everyone forgot about Ota's anime thread.Feelsbadman
But ye,witch was nice,but it became pretty generic towards the end.That combined with the fact that it kept being posted towards the bottom of the list in the last few weeks made it pretty obvious that that it was gonna be axed.
I don't think ghostwriter is gonna be axed,it only has like 3 or 4 chapters,and its list order actually went up IIRC,but I agree the timeskip was weird.
Erm...I mean, Haikyuu was popular but well...not among boys, so I don’t think Jump is exactly clamoring for something to take its place. They know better than to axe a popular series but it’s been said that they have kept series around for longer to avoid having too high of a female readership. It is called Shonen Jump, after all. It’d be weird for it to be more popular among girls.
so looking at the list of current jump series,here's what I got:
proper shonen series:black clover,dr stone,jujutsu kaisen,academia,one piece,undead unluck(not exactly your classic shonen,but close enough IMO)
comedy/gag series:agravity boys,bone collection(this one could arguably go in the shonen column,but so far I haven't really been getting the "shonen vibes" from it that I get from the proper shonen series,so leaving it here for now),magu-chan,mashle,yozakura family,mitama security,moriking
unique genre series:act age,ayakashi triangle,(name redacted),haikyu(also arguably could go in shonen,but I tend to view sports manga as its own thing),ghostwriter,we never learn
might-as-well-be-dead series: hunterxhunter
looking at this,I guess we've also been getting a bunch of more unique series lately,which is also taking up spots that could go to more classic shonen series.
Also I forgot jujutsu is a thing,and one of the few jump series I don't read.HHmmmm,it might be time to catch up on it.
yea and the guy is still getting money cause its on the line up. also? they won the championship in haikyuu didnt they? Got dangit the shouldve lost somewhere in nationals cause then the series couldve kept going on longer, ik its bad to route for the MCs to lose, but after beating ushiwaka thier goal was achieved so if they dont win thats fine they can just make going back a new goal, and bring on a whole new set of characters for the next year.
And jujutsu kaisen is shonen?! huh who knew, and i thought jump would have DBS manga, since its basically the grandfather of shonen
And honestly hunter x hunter shouldve ended after gon talked with GING, cause like continuing the story without the main character feels like an epilouge to me tbh and now hes like i ran out of ideas i cant wrap this up so immma just stop
ugh,im pretty sure mangaka get paid by how many pages they draw,and they also get a cut from the volume profits,but that's about it(at least according to an early bakuman chapter,also assuming I'm remembering that chapter correctly)
like just end he manga, seriously you accomplished the main goal of the series and you couldve used the rest of the arcs for wrap up instead of bringing in a bunch of new stuff, like he can write a decent story but has no motivation to finish it like how is this guy a famous mangaka
Yeah, the HxH author has serious back issues preventing him from drawing for long periods of time. He’s good financially though. Got that Yu Yu Hakusho money along with that Sailor Moon money coming from his wife.
Oh yea, wait he married the author of sailor moon wow, I honestly see why he doesn't continue, he's set. But I think in some cases they should have a ghostwriter or something. Have someone talented draw the panels for him while he provides the story and narrative
Because it wouldn’t be the same. A ghost writer will always have some influence over the story. Also, he does clearly want to finish it because it does come off hiatus from time to time. I hear it is at least in its final arc. I mostly just said that so people don’t have to worry about him making a living.
Bonus fun fact: he’s super pro-LGBTQ. He’s been to pride parades since before I was even born and I’m a Millennial. He occasionally mentions it in interviews. It’s just rather refreshing.
ehhh,no one said it's in the final arc or anything,far from it actually,there should be *at least* one more arc after this one's done(if it will ever be done).There's still A LOT of stuff that needs to be resolved.
As for the health thing,we haven't heard any updates on that in a long time,and I also remember him going to some parties and people who saw him said he looked healthy.
And honestly,his pride to finish the story by himself is just dumb at this point.It is very clear to everyone other than him that it's impossible to finish the story properly at this point,hire some assistants for Arceus' sake! IF he keeps being stubborn like this,he will die before he gets to finish it.
What do we have left to resolve other than kurapikas revenge and hisoka and chrollo round 2? And thts what im saying he probably did have problems but now that he has all tht free time he doesn't wanna give it up n cause himself more back problems. Hiring assistants to help with his process puts less strain on him than him doing it by himself. a majority of his fans would totally understand the quality difference because he physically can't do it by himself.
If oda got sick and couldn't write as much as he can now n got somebody to fill in for him people would be alil upset but its like he can't do it by himself and he's trying to continue the story the best he can under the circumstances. What makes people more angry is him jus abruptly stopping and making no more plans to continue, you have a major publishing company to help provide you the resources you need to help you do your work cause your making them money and your not doing any of that. Plus your almost done just finish it and move on. That my opinion on this
uuhhh,what is Gon gonna do now?Where is Killua?ALL OF THE FRIKING DARK CONTINENT!!
This stupid boat arc was supposed to be an introductory arc to the dark continent,but at this rate I'll doubt we'll ever reach the dark continent properly.
And I didn't say make someone else write for him,I said hire assistants.ALL MANGAKA use assistants,even Oda.They're supposed to help with the backgrounds and other less important parts of the pages so the drawing process is faster and,in togashi's case, makes it so the mangaka doens't have to spend that much time drawing stuff.
Ohhh yeaaa, we aint even started yet tbh, I feel like we're gonn full bring arc, then go bleaches final arc with it, i hope not
Plus killuas traveling the world with his brother so we know kinda what he's doing
Well, that new Pokémon Presents sure was laughably tone deaf. My god, how did that warrant its own presentation? It was extremely obvious that they just want the Chinese market and yet they subjected the western fans to this tease and just...wow. I’m very much skeptical it’ll succeed in the west already, especially as they have already been shutting down other mobile games and this is just yet another MOBA. We don’t care that much about it. Let China have their fun with it. That Tencent partnership sure made that clear.
And honestly, it’s just tacky to have a trailer touting how innovative Pokémon is and use it to announce a LoL clone developed by Tencent, who own the studio that makes LoL. I wouldn’t exactly call that innovative.
While it’s fine that this exists, you don’t hype it up in front of a bunch of console players. That’s just begging for downvotes and negative comments. Pick the right audience. They should have treated it the same way they did Cafe Mix. And it’s just weird that they subjected the west to this when it’s clear that they mostly want that Chinese market anyhow. They should have just hyped it up over there while giving us a smaller trailer over here. Geez...
You know what I really hate? I hate how everyone's been trying so hard to want an "e-sports" game.
Like, I get it, I do. But at the same time is it really that important? Bad question, lemme rephrase, does it seriously solely have to be an e-sports thing? Like, remember that one trailer for Splatoon? The one where teams came into a big e-sports stage and everything?
I dunno how much money Splatoon 1 and 2 made but I'm pretty sure no player was thinking about taking it to the "grand stage" or anything. People loved it because it was innovative and fun.
This moba game just feels like the Poke company ( or gamefreak or nintendo-- whatever) just want e-sports money from China.
And now with the whole China thing going on, people have started to be sceptical all of a sudden. A small number of them but they exist. Min Min being in smash, this moba game by Tencent. I don't wanna think about it and I feel like it's just freaking coincidence but gosh damn it there's this stupid fear implanted in my head of chinese companies having some hand over Nintendo or parts of it now...
Min Min is the most popular character from ARMS as voted on by its community. It was gonna be her or Twintelle really. I say Twintelle because she’s the most recognizable outside of the community.
And Pokemon has been seeking that esports money for years. Pokken Tournament was that. But this is just...hoo boy. It’s fine for what it is but they were treating it like it was the biggest deal in years when it’s just copying what’s been out for years. It’s not even creative. At best, it’s just “yeah ok, this makes sense from a financial point of view”. They just want China to play their game.
Friendly reminder that China has a massive market that will only grow in the coming years and that in order to play ball there you pretty much need to partner with Tencent who has a virtual monopoly thanks to shmoozing the Chinese communist government after copying successful western businesses (which is how most of these Chinese based companies get to grow to be so massive). The sad part is, is that it’s now gotten to the point where it’s financially irresponsible not to try and appeal to the Chinese market like this. If you don’t do it, your competition certainly will.
Side note: as much as I wanna say that this will fail in the west due to all the backlash, it might not. As proven time and again, gamers will complain about something but then still play it anyways. Game Freak made a rare sales announcement recently to declare that Sword and Shield broke so many records. Like, they’re on track to sell the most games in the franchise since Red and Blue. So much for the Dexit and the “it has such little content” debacles, yeah? They might have even done this knowing it’d have a backlash so that it would get a lot of free press seeing as how Sword and Shield sold a lot. But that is just speculation on my part.
Well honestly, my big obsession at the moment is Phantasy Star Online 2. I already logged in almost 75 hours into it and likely will throw more time into it as well. I even spent money despite the fact that I rarely do so for free to play games. It honestly has a fair pay model despite the fact that there are several unlimited ways to spend money. It’s a weird thing to say I know but plenty of the best players haven’t spent a dime. It helps that it isn’t PvP.
Then get rid of them. It’s that simple. If it helps, this has a cosmetic gacha (you can buy and sell the items on personal stores for the basic currency you can keep grinding and even trade them if you like). It’s a Sega game so you have some Sega cosmetics. The Sonic birthday event already passed but some the cosmetics are still in the game and there’s another banner that lets you look like Yakuza, Virtua Fighter, Puyo Puyo, and Valkyria Chronicles characters. Also, the banner for Miku, Luka, Rin, and Len passed but you can buy their outfits via personal stores still.
Ok this is looking REALLY good, they aren't just making another game based on the originals, they're adding new ideas and twists to make it feel truly new which is what I want to see. 3 remakes was really pushing it so it's good to see less old more new.
There was a leak that Crash 4 would have microtransactions and given that Activision is Activision literally everyone believed the leak. It turned out to be wrong so now the devs have to keep hammering down over and over that there are no microtransactions
One potential concern I have about Crash 4 is that apparently Dingodile and Cortex aren't the only alternate playstyles, from experience having alternate playstyles in platformers can get messy when they throw too many of them at once. Spyro 3, Crash 3, Sly 3, both Sonic Adventures, the list goes on.