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Thread Nintendo General Discussion |OT27| The Hunt for Dread October (Support Afghan Women)
There's something strangely philosophical about the cycle of these threads. We're all either waiting for a Direct, or discussing one that just occurred. The reprieve of a Direct announcement is brief and fleeting.
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Thread Pokémon Legends: Arceus - New Trailer, website updated with new info, screenshots, etc
The trailer is definitely super evocative of BotW's trailer, but the actual game looks like Monster Hunter. The gameplay looks like a lot of fun! I find the world and setting kinda uninspired, but maybe there will be more magical areas they haven't shown.
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Thread AI: The Somnium Files nirvanA Initiative releases Spring 2022 on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC
I cant believe the fandom willed Detective Mizuki into existence. I'm SO freaking pumped! I read an idea of what if this takes place after the Mizuki route instead of the true route, which would have super interesting implications
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
Has it been pointed out how the bracer on Link's arm is actually made up of jewelry found on BOTH the "Green hand" AND "Ganondorf"? Here's Link's bracer. Notice the rings on his fingers: Here's the Green Hand's bracer. Notice the lack of rings: And finally, check out Ganondorf's hand - with the rings identical to those found on Link: I have no idea what implications this has, but just an interesting observation!
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Thread Which Legend of Zelda game do you believe has the best story/writing?
I 10000000% agree with this I think people get hung up on "plot" with BotW, which is almost non-existant. But the actual writing (and especially the character writing) is actually the most grounded and nuanced over any of the other Zeldas (including Majora's Mask). Majora's Mask has some amazing narrative threads, even if it's executed a bit more...idk, ham-fisted-ly? And for SS, I've honestly never understood the praise for its story. It's confusing, poorly paced, and very, very "anime". The only character with actual development is Groose, but even so he's relegated to having almost no bearing on the actual plot. Link is...Link, and Zelda is a damsel waifu. So I voted BotW in the poll and I'm not sorry haha
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3+1 | The One Where Metroid ACTUALLY Happen (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
is this a fancam Nintendo must have hired a new Social Media lead lol
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
I'm curious about the markings on him too - I don't feel like they're scarring/corruption from the Malice somehow. They look too...deliberate? And the colors are a dark green + a darker green (it's hard to see but there's varying colors even within the completely saturated part of his forearm). They match a lot of the Zonai patterns we've been seeing. I feel like they're more related to his new powers - perhaps every time he gains a new ability, the designs spread? In the shot of him here: You can see a little bit of the patterns on his chest, but it seems like they don't stretch as extensively as they do here, which basically goes down to his waist: So idk, I think it'll be some sort of physical representation of his powers growing.
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3+1 | The One Where Metroid ACTUALLY Happens (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
: I want Botw2 news >;[: drops a new teaser:
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
I'm like, the complete opposite of you, haha. BotW is actually my favorite Zelda story because it feels so much more grounded than the other games. Granted, the execution could have been better, but I loved what was presented and found it very poignant and relatable in a way that the other games just...weren't. However, I'm also someone who LOVES character-driven narratives. I want Link to talk, badly. I really, really hope he speaks in the sequel, and at this point I feel like there are no good reasons for him to. As long as he's well-written, it can only elevate his character and the narrative as a whole.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
Totally. I personally hope for some sort of role reversal, or at least having both sides be more morally gray than we're used to. Take this infamous shot from the first trailer: Without knowing the tropes or any other context, it looks like "Ganondorf" is the victim here - his silhouette is coded to appear more sympathetic (more rounded, organic shapes) versus the sinister looking silhouette of the hand (angular, irregular, elongated) that's looming above him. I hope that the hand - or whatever ends up being Link's interpersonal force/motivation, isn't as cut/dry "good", and Ganondorf isn't simply "bad". Imagine for example, if we were to revisit the idea of the "Curse of Demise" - perhaps rather than manifesting as a particular evil individual (Ganondorf), it is more interested in sowing chaos and discord by influencing two indestructible forces ("Power" vs. "Courage") to try and destroy each other, and it is up to Zelda ("Wisdom") to figure that out and be the balancing force.
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Thread Nintendo is doing a poor job selling me on Skyward Sword HD
This is exactly how I feel about Skyward Sword. I remember feeling really underwhelmed during the reveal and ensuing marketing cycle, but convinced myself that maybe I'd like it because a new 3D Zelda release was always basically a holiday for me. My first thought booting it up in 2011 was "this feels like a game that could have come out 5-6 years ago". Like, the gameplay design felt dated to me already. It took me a year and a half to finally get around to beating it, and that was only out of sheer deterministic will because "Zelda". The entire game reeked of "we need to design a whole game around a specific mechanic, and it has to be at least 60 hours long and time is running out to finish this". I get the impression that the whole thing was developed in maybe like, 2 years of active game dev time.
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3+1 | The One Where Metroid ACTUALLY Happens (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WE GOT BOTW2! The teeniest of sips, but we GOT IT Prince of Persia style time reversal! Portal-style phasing through objects! LINK WITH HIS HAIR DOWN I have ascended
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3+1 | The One Where Metroid ACTUALLY Happens (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
man if we see BotW2 i think we're gonna have to wait til the end of the prez
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
Interesting theory!! Do you think the owner of the green hand could be malicious in some way? It'd be pretty cool to see a kind of role-reversal where what if Demise/Hero were interchangeable...
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
I'm with you on that! I think shenanigans happen that separate Link & Zelda (maybe they each think the other is dead or trapped) and they each have to progress their own missions/story to be reunited. We're seeing glimpses of Link's "story"/path, but they're probably hiding Zelda's from us for the time being.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
Here's my theories/predictions thus far: -There will be an "As above, so below" theme. -Both Link & Zelda will have either specific gameplay sections, or co-op. -Link's gameplay will = spiritual energy/the supernatural, and Zelda's will be technology & modernity -Greater focus on story In the beginning section, Link gets infected by Malice, and perhaps Zelda or someone else figures out that the only way to save him is to fuse his arm with the bracelet & tattoo things from that "Zonai hand". This essentially gives him Danny Phantom + Prince of Persia powers.
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Thread IGN Interview with Bill Trinen on BOTW2; says "we will see the uniqueness of BOTW2 in the coming months to the next year or so"
I'm just super happy that it seems we'll see this game again this year. I think the next time they show it off, they'll shock us with some of those major differences Trinen is referencing here. First teaser is misdirection, so that the full trailer will blow us away.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
I think we should keep in mind that we saw ~3 mins of carefully curated, WIP minutes of what will eventually be a 40+ hour polished game. Literally anything and everything could happen. Also, Link's hair doesn't look any longer to me than it does in BotW? Greek Link looks just like regular Link, only with his hair down and a different outfit. Look how long his hair is when it's loose in BotW:
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
I have a feeling Link will be able to transform into a "spiritual" form - there are several points where he seems to be able to phase out of a physical form and instead turn kinda ghosty. Maybe he'll be like Danny Phantom. Heck, what if, in addition to phasing through walls and such, he's able to possess certain objects? Like the shot of the golem - it had that same green energy flowing through it as flows around Link when he went through the ground. Perhaps that's him possessing it?
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Thread Nintendo confirms that the sequel to Breath of the Wild won’t be called BoTW 2 and will indeed have a subtitle
Ooh, well it's encouraging that they a final name at all for the game. I got the impression from the trailer that we wouldn't see a release for this thing until at LEAST holiday 2022, and names are generally finalized pretty late in the development process. I wonder when they'll give us a deep dive of this thing. Now that we know there will be no Zelda 35 celebration we might easily go another year with no news about this game D':
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Thread OP is stuck in the Temple of Time, memories distorted; incorrectly asserts that BOTW2 is the longest Zelda from announcement to release since 1998
You can't really...measure game development time/the impact of 1.5 years of Covid that way
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I think it's way too early to make any assumptions about Zelda's role in the game. They're very deliberate with what they choose to show or not, and I think they want to keep any hints locked away until the full reveal. I have faith in the team to listen to pertinent and useful feedback and avoid fridging the female character for a second time in 2022
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity |OT| A Link to the Past
Thank you!! I finally got those quests!! Now though I'm hopelessly stuck on "Invading Terrors", where as Mipha you need to kill 17 Guardians in like...5 mins or something rediculous. I hate it so muchhhhhhhhh because I'll have like, 1.5 Guardians left, but NOPE. Now i'm just grinding grinding grinding. Ugh fuck this quest lmao
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
Nothing is proven or disproven at this point, can we please stop jumping to conclusions either way. We'll know in due time. Yes that's Link, but Zelda could very well be playable or at least have an important role
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Trailer - Coming 2022
I don't think they'll fridge Zelda again - I think they just aren't ready to reveal anything yet about her role in the game. They're really deliberate with what they choose to show/choose not to, and Aonuma has been aware of the people's desire for Zelda having a more active role for a while.
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Thread Hades |OT| Ah Hell, here we go again (Out of Early Access and on Switch!)
Ah, so I'm at post-credits already - I assume then I have to continue something with in order to unlock Hades' heart? I guess I'll just keep stumbling through runs and see what happens lol. I do try and make a point to interact with everyone in the House at the end of each run, though!
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Thread Hades |OT| Ah Hell, here we go again (Out of Early Access and on Switch!)
haha my strategy for the Elysium fight is basically go after Asterius while half-assedly trying to dodge but eating a lot of damage anyway and just scraping by. it's worked...okay, but thank goodness for death defiance. also - does anyone know what those "lock" symbols are on certain people's hearts (like Hades)? what do I gotta do?
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Thread Hades |OT| Ah Hell, here we go again (Out of Early Access and on Switch!)
I "finished" it! Meaning I got the credits and . But I get the feeling that the story isnt finished since Zagreus' codex entry isnt done? also I know theres all the character bonding and side quests to do. Also, is there
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
So Eldin Ring peeps got their time to shine the other day...will our BotW2 drought soon end as well?Depends though if they have a marketing deal with Nintendo (i.e. partially financed by them), in which case Nintendo gets the announcement.
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
freaking amazing as always, what a delightfully unholy post
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Thread I think I've solved why the gaming industry work in secrecy more often than in other industries
Game development is a long and complicated process during which time many, many changes and iterations and experimentation happens. It only leads to disaster if gamers are aware of every half-step forward and 5000 steps back that a project takes, especially as they rarely understand the reasons behind these decisions. So it just makes sense that things are under wraps until the vision is clear and the overall structure of the project is more or less finalized.
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
I actually really loved the BotW Gamestop merch they had around the release of the game - i bought a glow in the dark Sheikah keychain that I still use and still looks great, as well as a shawl that looks bomb. I'm a sucker for geek swag. I don't like Skyward Sword though so I slep
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
You could be like "sorry Zoom inexplicably is malfunctioning from exactly 12:00pm EDT to 12:40 EDT, technology amirite?"
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
BotW2 is literally all I care about - if I get that, then the rest is just icing on the cake. I'm so glad Nintendo's conference is during my lunch hours, but let's be real, good luck in me doing any REAL work that day lol
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
I remember being more hyped about this tech demo than for Skyward Sword
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
Bruh why are y'all upset - we're weeks away from big nintendo news and a cool switch revision is coming earlier than expected. Life is good! Who cares whether it's announced tonight otherwise? It's coming and it's excitingggg
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I'm crying oml Mountain loving aside, I'm SO PUMPED that there's a really really good chance that we'll FINALLY get another taste of this game!! After 2 long years of silence and countless theory videos, we will EAT I think I might actually sorta cry when i see it again
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Thread Inside the Quantic Dream vs. Le Monde & Mediapart trial following the 2018 reports: "I'm not under oath, so can I lie?" (verdict on July 8th)
unfortunately you hear these jokes a lot in France when you're uh, "typé", as they say. It's frustratingly mainstream.
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Thread Inside the Quantic Dream vs. Le Monde & Mediapart trial following the 2018 reports: "I'm not under oath, so can I lie?" (verdict on July 8th)
:( Worst part is how dismissive they are/how literally no one will defend you since it's so normalized. I hope this doesn't sound like I'm downplaying/excusing Cage but I've definitely experienced and seen this with other large game companies in France too. Hopefully the end result is a more comfortable and inclusive environment for marginalized people.
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
THEY DID IT! Also no direct mention of Zelda, I guess they wanna keep it a surpriseeeee
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
Like a Gander of geese? does that work in Dutch? I have no clue what they were going for in French...
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
Hi all, I just want to share that Groose's French name is Hergo and I don't like this
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Thread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3 | The Friends We Made Along the Way (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
Oooh I could see this happening! Though idk why i feel the hand won't necessarily transform but be more of a way to like, succ out malice. Like a reverse super mario sunshine situation lol I DO hope we get a Monster Hunter Rise-style spiderman hookshot though!
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Thread Nintendo E3 2021 Direct + Treehouse Live, June 15th. 9am PT, 12pm Eastern, 5pm UK (~40 minutes for Switch games “mostly releasing in 2021")
Same! i don't mind if it's 2022 at this point, I'll subsist of 1000 zelda theory youtube videos from whatever teaser/trailer/gameplay demo they give us til then. I just wanna see it!!
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I'm (probably) setting myself up for disappointment, but I really, really feel like Zelda will be playable this time. Aonuma and co are well aware of the fandom's desire for this, and it isn't a new request. I think AoC was a way to dip their toes into the concept of Zelda taking a more active role in the gameplay. I have faith that the team will find a compelling gameplay function for her that feels both true to her character and refreshingly different from Link. Also y'all can take several seats about talking about her upper body strength when Link is an 80 lbs twink who has the speed and force proportionate of a mantis shrimp
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I don't think I can handle NOT seeing the game at tomorrow's Direct at this point. I'm too curious - I have a feeling that whenever we see it next (be it tomorrow or in June or whatever) it will look different from what we expect. I think a lot of work and ambition went into this, and I'm so, so excited to see what form that took.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I'm 50/50 on the possibility of them showing BotW2 2 weeks after AoC comes out. On one hand, I feel like it could bolster further interest in AoC for those who want the whole story. On the other, I can totally see them wanting to give the franchise breathing room and wait till like, February to revea it. Of course I'm personally crossing fingers for a TGA reveal. I've been thirsty for this game before it was even revealed.
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Thread Resident Evil Village - Spoiler Thread
True, though it's missable that they crystallize her first - the "hooooly shit this is MESSED UPPPPPP" effect was still in full swing for me during the scene when Ethan wipes off the jar that reveals it's her HEAD in there. I was legit like, "no way - open the jar maybe it's a copout" lol. Also the entire concept of the fetus monster thing was already pretty freaking dark.
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Thread Resident Evil Village - Spoiler Thread
what's really strange though is that the car actually stops?? Man, this game made me actually want of Ethan and Rose. I really hope they continue their story, I haven't been this invested in RE characters since...RE4 Leon I guess but that was mainly due to teenage thirst ngl
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Thread Resident Evil Village - Spoiler Thread
Despite the story making no logical sense once you think about it for longer than like 30 seconds, I probably found it one of the most engaging RE stories thus far, and the ending was super emotionally resonant. I just have a few random questions:Based on the ending I kinda feel like Rose will be the next protagonist, and Ethan will be a big guiding presence through the mold connection, kinda like in Dr. Sleep. The way she spoke "to" him at his grave, as well as how she said "I know" as a response to being told how much like him she is felt like she really him. I think the little weird flashes Ethan got picking up the flask also points to how their consciousnesses are connected, since it seemed like he was seeing the world from her point of view for a sec. Also the fact that the far away figure is Ethan at the end of the game feels deliberate. They wouldn't use his character model as a placeholder knowing that mods exist, and knowing how deep the community likes to go into the lore.
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Thread Game Grumps host Dan Avidan responds to recent allegations
The lack of nuance in a lot of these takes is frustrating. Putting accusations of "grooming" aside - while nothing he did was illegal:Even if you're legally an adult by the age of 20, there is a HUGE, HUGE difference in maturity and life experience between then and even a 25 year old. Tl;DR: Dan is freaking gross and he doesn't deserve his status
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Thread Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Key Art & Plot Revealed - Resident Evil 2: Remake Voice Cast reprising Leon & Claire roles
Leon looks GREAT, but seems like they're continuing the tradition of changing Claire's face in every new thing she appears in. I liked her RE2 Remake face - it was kinda grounded in a way that I found more and more appealing the longer I saw her.
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Thread So game devs can we work on black skin tones for create a player in games
Undertones with deeper skin tones seem to be really difficult for white artists. Idk why the default is to give characters this strange gray cast as soon as they try and represent darker skin tones...
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Thread In Games With Male and Female Protagonist Options, Which Did You Choose And Why?
It honestly depends on how appealing/attractive I find the character. If the male character is hot I'll typically choose him tbh. I'm a woman of simple habits and motivations.
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Thread Is there a more anxiety inducing sound in all of Video Games than this
I would frantically shoot at it and miss and scream the whole time In a series known for overdesigned slimy blobs that are more icky than scary, there's something absolutely horrifically terrifying about the...simplicity? of Regenerators' design.
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Thread Is there a more anxiety inducing sound in all of Video Games than this
fuckkkkkkk regenerators, omgggg I have that one part where you see it in the security camera lens then you hear that horrific "hhhhgggghhh hhhhhhhhhhyehhhh" behind you and it's IN THE ROOM WITH YOU
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Thread Nintendo General Discussion |OT21| Mario Carted (trans rights will always be human rights)
This definitely isn't true - If anything, BotW2 news would bolster Skyward Sword's sales that much more, and there'd be many ways to sort of "co-market" both (take a look at the origin story//there are ways it ties in//etc). I feel like a lot of people misunderstand "cannibalization" and in which situations it applies. 2 very separate Zelda games releasing at least 4-6 months apart won't do that.
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Thread Do lava levels make anyone else uncomfortable?
This might (probably) make me weird, but I pretty much without exception fire levels in games. A burning hellscape is basically the furthest thing from cozy to me - something about the aggressive, red and burnt orange palettes along with the rocky, lifeless environments make me feel suffocated and uneasy and I don't like them at all. Even "friendlier" versions of it like Goron City from BotW or the Volcano level from the original Pokemon Snap make me wanna get them over with as soon as possible. I think the only type of levels I hate aesthetically more than lava levels are sewer/drippy cave ones (like the kind of caves that were in the Witcher III). What about y'all?
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Thread FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE announced for PS5 (June 10, 2021)
YOOOOOO Yuffie's gameplay looks so SMOOTH Though I lowkey laughed when that gruff guy with her was introducing himself like, "I'm "Brjelkajrelkajflek" I did NOT catch his name, sounded like gibberish. My favorite part is the ridiculous looking big tiddy himbo villain at the end there. God I love anime lol
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Thread Sony Interactive Entertainment Announces Strategic Partnerships to Support Black Communities
This is wonderful, but I wish more could be done to combat a lot of the implicit bias that happens in the recruiting/hiring process. I have what's considered a Black first name in the US (though I'm mixed and pretty ethnically ambiguous looking), and wanna guess how difficult it is for me (someone who is established in the industry at this point) to score interviews even with companies who tote "Diversity and Inclusion"? Magically it's way easier in Europe where my name doesn't carry quite the same stigma. I'm half-tempted sometimes to try and use my (more "white"-sounding) middle name instead and see where it gets me.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD announced for Nintendo Switch, available July 16th, special edition Joy Cons, new button controls
This game is like, the antithesis to Breath of the Wild. It honestly made me almost lose faith in the series. The motion controls weren't even my biggest pain point...the whole game felt like a tech demo for motion controls though. It really felt like a rushed, uninspired game.Of course it had some charm to it, as all Zelda's do - and Impa's design is literally my favorite thing in the series. But I...don't see people who were onboarded into the series via BotW liking this very much. Holding out hope for a Zelda Direct in April though.
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Thread [Zelda Dungeon] Diversity in Zelda: The Need for a Black Princess Zelda
I agree with you. It's a similar concept to me as when people say "make Link a girl/make Zelda the knight". It's a lazy answer to diversity. I would a black/brown main character, but I want them to be that way, so that the way they navigate the world is reflected in that identity. Of course I'm not saying that they need to be constantly "othered", but I want to be able to relate to them as a BIPOC in more than just "reskin of character".
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Thread [Zelda Dungeon] Diversity in Zelda: The Need for a Black Princess Zelda
I mean, there's more to being a BIPOC/visible minority than racism/discrimination - for example, perhaps you have certain cultural references and therefore perspectives that differ from the majority. Or, perhaps others expect you to, but you actually don't. Maybe there's curiosity or assumptions regarding your features/lineage, etc etc I don't really get why anytime the idea of the BIPOC experience is mentioned, people think it has to be tied with trauma/discomfort. There can be a richness with it as well. Or it can be a neutral experience! For example, one way this could be written in a Zelda setting is say all of a sudden, a Gerudo girl is born with the Triforce of Wisdom, and it turns out she somehow has lineage to the Royal Family. How would she react to this revelation, and how would the world of Hyrule react to it? How would the story and her character development change versus if she were just a typical Hylian princess? There's many ways to engage with the topic more deeply without necessarily making a grand statement about racism/discrimination/the Black struggle.
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Thread If Zelda were playable in a mainline TLoZ title, would you want her to be have sword+shield (or other such weapons) as an option?
It'd be kinda lame and uninspired if they just made her a Link clone. Give her something that makes sense for her character - I dream of like, magitech stuff, like Doc Oc style! Make her a techie who prefers controlling robotics from a distance, but can also finagle cool stuff like a mech or exoskeleton or something!
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Thread So I'm resuming with my playthrough of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and I feel like the story is... better than BOTW? Better than most KT games?
I think the story in AoC is better and more plot-focused, but I rather disagree that it's a better story. There's something really poignant about the themes and character journeys presented in BoTW that actually has it as my favorite Zelda narrative ever, but the fact that its so lacking in structure + the barebones presentation of it doesn't do it justice. If they'd really committed to fully exploring each character and giving us time to get to know them - as well as allow Link to be fleshed out in actual cutscenes vs. journals + dialogue with NPCs, I think a lot of people would feel differently from how they do now. While AoC's cutscenes were a HUGE step up in terms of cinematography and exciting plot beats, somehow the story itself felt more...shallow? Like there was less to dive in on. The only exception is how they centered Zelda's entire character, which I loved how human she felt and how they didn't fridge her in favor of having Link save the day.
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Thread Why women criticise sexualised character designs | OT3 | "Her ass is part of her character."
I don't know, I'm kinda against the idea that every "strong"/interesting female character needs to be hard/a warrior/badass. I sorta like the dichotomy of Impa being able to look soft. Personally I think she's a good balance. We'll see how the final execution is. I was admittedly a little ??? at the transition between "AHHH HELP ME OOP--" to slaughtering war machine, but hopefully with the full context it'll go over better.
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Thread Nintendo General Discussion |OT18| Is anyone else’s thread collecting dust? (Trans Rights are still Human Rights)
watch them not tweet anything about TGA and drop a BoTW2 trailer outta nowhere anyway for it lol. At this point I expect everything and nothing
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Thread Visuals Novels : Where to Begin? The Genre's Best ?
AI: The Somnium Files was literally all I could think about for like a month after I played it. It's from the same guy as 999 (also highly recommend, as others are in this thread), but it has a more human/grounded approach to his signature plot twists that I personally found landed really well. Great characters, an emotional plot, and fun twists. There's some anime bullshit of course, but it was kept to mostly tolerable levels for me.
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Thread The overworld of Breath of the Wild 2
am I the only one who dislikes the idea of an underworld? I've always disliked being confined for long periods of time in dungeons and caves and sewers in games, so the idea of an entire game of that sounds oppressive. Anyway, there are multiple ways to interpret Aonumas quote. If they use the same Hyrule, then I'm kinda banking on a timeskip (say 5-10 years, or just enough for civilization to develop a bit), or the overworld being disrupted like was hinted at in the trailer. Maybe an entire underground city rises up to the surface, mixing with the existing topography?
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 at The Game Awards 2020, is it likely to happen?
We need a poll, OP! I'm really split on it. I'm not expecting it, since it'd probably make more sense for a late-winter/early Spring re-reveal, but I wouldn't be surprised if it shows up, either! I suppose we won't need to suffer long.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity |OT| A Link to the Past
JUST finished the main story. Man, surprisingly emotional - just not in the way I expected. My main gripe story-wise is that Link is completely unnecessary. Everything could have happened just the same without him, and without more than a of personality in AoC, it's even more glaring. I love that they positioned Zelda front and center, and that this was truly story, but if they're gonna have Link be so...present in it, then give him some sort of narrative presence? A question - I haven't done any of the post-game missions - is it safe for me to venture into spoiler threads, or is there one more kind of "post credit surprise" worth holding out for?
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity |OT| A Link to the Past
[Every Step Like Thunder] Ugh I feel like a messed it up somewhere :'( I don't know if I should restart the battle or what, but the point from which it spawns me, is on the verge of falling and I there's like, no way to slow it down
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity |OT| A Link to the Past
OMG okay i KNEW i had read about someone having issues with this chapter as well!! I just didn't read the spoiler because I'm trying to avoid them. hahahah What a freaking nightmare! What chapter are you on now? Have you experienced anything like that since? I think i have PTSD now lol
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Thread Age of Calamity: How the story changes allowed for a massive step forward in the Zelda series, and a tough realization about Link (OPEN SPOILERS)
Honestly, maybe this sounds dramatic, but Link's shoehorned presence in AoC is mainly what held the story back for me. They did an job crafting this high-stakes story where the threat truly feels always 2 steps ahead, and that it's testing these vibrant, human characters to their limits - particularly with Zelda herself - and then you have "oh yeah and the knight that seals the darkness" who has 3 actions throughout the whole thing: staring blankly, nodding while staring blankly, and destroying stuff. The whole blank character self-insert thing feels sooo outdated at this point. It feels even more frustrating, because they gave him a very specific personality in BotW. He has full conversations with certain NPC's (literally with one dialogue choice), and all of his dialogue is pretty consistently spicy and playful. On top of that, in the Making of a Champion book, it mentions how he underwent a personality change after his amnesia. So he definitely has a personality, and definitely isn't mute...it's not a huge leap for the team to just...commit this to cutscenes as well.
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Thread Is FFVIIR still one of the GOATs of this generation for you?
It's of course not perfect and I 100% understand the people who have less than positive opinions on it, but it was the game that I honestly had the MOST fun with in recent history. I loved the worldbuilding, the characters, the battle systems... I'd never even played the OG, and IMMEDIATELY after finishing FF7R, I bought the OG on Switch and devoured it (didn't age well but some of the twists in the story had me like :O ).
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Thread Square Enix will allow employees to work from home permanently starting December 1st
I just love having the option. I of course miss going into the studio and seeing everybody, but I also really enjoy being able to roll out of bed with a cup of coffee and get right to it, then maybe take a nap for lunch break. Glad to see some companies are adopting this flexibility permanently. Ubisoft has had "flextime" in certain studios for a while, so it's cool to see this slowly becoming standard.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity |OT| A Link to the Past
I'm doing the side quests that interest me/that I don't suck at (that means I'm avoiding the One-Hit-Failure ones lol and also WHAT THE HECK IS ECHOING FOOTSTEPS, what a cruel joke!!). Things got juicy and intense in Chapter 5 tho so it's a conscious effort not to rush through.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity |OT| A Link to the Past
Shoe-horned is a good word for it. He's like....unnecessary the way they have him. AoC especially makes him feel completely irrelevant. In BotW his interactions and dialogue with NPCs and stuff added a lot of charm - enough to make him endearing (outside of cutscenes). But here, there's just...nothing. If the game is gonna be him + Zelda and he's gonna be all silent and dumb the entire time...man. I just can't think of any good reason to have that.
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Thread Voice Actor James Arnold Taylor (Ratchet/Tidus/Obi-Wan) is posting racist & covid conspiracies on Parler
I've seen a couple of smaller VAs who have BLM in their title and are very outspoken about social justice defending this guy. I guess as soon as it's a problematic friend, they're quick to drop the whole "allyship" thing.
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Thread Voice Actor James Arnold Taylor (Ratchet/Tidus/Obi-Wan) is posting racist & covid conspiracies on Parler
Well one or both of us needs better reading comprehension because "Anyone who knows you knows these accusations are untrue" reads to me as defending him and giving him an out to save face, not a condemnation the actions he's trying to deny. But apologies for not seeing it had been posted before. I saw this because it was retweeted by yet another VA, who ironically is very vocal about BLM and other areas of social justice. Guess it's fun to be an ally til one of your buddies is outed as a baddie.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity |OT| A Link to the Past
I played this for like 8 hours today. only just started chapter 3. at first it was confusing chaos and now its confusing rhythmic chaos and I love it. no opinion on the story yet bc I'm still trying to see where it's going, but the cutscene direction in general is a lot stronger than in BotW in my opinion.
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Thread The Game Awards 2020 GOTY Nominees revealed (Animal Crossing, Doom Eternal, FF7 Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, The Last of Us Part II)
i think FFVIIR deserves a win for the music, personally. Absolutely beautiful OST.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity | Review Thread
78 - 82. It depends on how polished the gameplay is, and how compelling the story & presentation is imo. The main draw of this game for a lot of people IS the story, so I feel like the writing will have a lot more weight in the reviews than for previous games using the Zelda IP.
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Thread Leaked Capcom documents details importance of more quality representation for women, people of color, & the LGBTQ+ community in future games
The fact that they did this study and presented it internally is a huge first step towards changing the company's entire editorial direction, and I love to see it. I think it'll take time, but it's a promising shift. Let's hope Nintendo and other JP companies also follow suit (though it seems Nintendo are giving Zelda more and more agency at the very least).
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity | Preview Thread
I preordered it for 45 euros on Amazon France! I'm stoked for this. Again, I'm a little worried at how awkward Link's stoic silence is in the middle of such a vibrant cast of voiced characters, but we'll see how that plays out. I'm honestly really impressed by the improvement in writing and cutscene direction. It gives me a lot of hope for Botw2's narrative.
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers Thread, Part 2: Stay Kalm & Mosey Along (UPDATE: Ultimania’s list of four key story changes)
I also found especially Cloud's CG model jarring compared to his in-game one. His in-game model looked like an actual PERSON, with freckles and skin texture and all, versus the CG one where he looked almost...uncanny? and like a different person, almost.
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers Thread, Part 2: Stay Kalm & Mosey Along (UPDATE: Ultimania’s list of four key story changes)
So when do we think we could see Part 2? From an idealistic perspective, it be a huge shame for it to release any later than 2022, especially if they wanna keep the momentum of an episodic format that keeps new players on board. Also, I wonder what they're thinking in terms of the comment of finding ways to bring in new players outside of price cuts - will we see like an anime tie-in the way they did with XV?
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Thread The current state of Nintendo: pushing out unpolished turds like Hyrule warriors Age of calimatiy this holiday
What is this thread? I thought this was trolling at first. Look, I definitely don't disagree that AoC could use a generous bucket of polish, but calling it an "unpolished turd"?? lmaoo y'all too much
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Thread Ubi-"Our games are not political!"-soft has some real non-political content in WD:Legion
The people doing the corporate & product PR and the devs and writers actually creating the game have very different objectives. Just because the executives try and push a narrative that their games aren't political doesn't mean the actual game creators feel the same way.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Demo out today! (Save carries over to full game)
I get the feeling that they're going for a "time is a closed loop" situation for Egg Boi. He is in this never ending loop trying to fix things, but despite his best efforts he just...can't. And maybe accidentally makes things worse this time around because So I don't think they'll actually change the direction of the story or the main story beats, just that they'll add some elements which could help set up BoTW2.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Demo out today! (Save carries over to full game)
also! Link's intro to Impa...so just from then on he's with them? no scene of them introducing themselves? how come Zelda just casually popped out? how/why did they get from Mission 1 to mission 2? the narration felt kinda tossed in. I just...idk. I really, really want to reserve hope, especially since that intro cutscene is sooo strong.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Demo out today! (Save carries over to full game)
100% with you on the story framing. it's like...random snapshots with no time to set up the context. It's been 3 years since BoTW, and I'd imagine a few people might play this without BoTW knowledge. Why does each character intro feel like a cameo? that's why my fingers are crossed hardcore for the full version to have more...idk. padding/smoothness between scenes. I'm hoping when they say "save data" carries over it's your levels/items/side stuff you unlocked and not just "oop okay now heres the extra missions"
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Thread Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Demo out today! (Save carries over to full game)
Does anyone feel that they edited out story stuff from the demo? There were a few points where it felt like we were getting snipped and stitched together bits of cutscenes. Also what struck me as strange is in the very first cutscene, there's an intro that isn't voiced?? Which feels really disjointed and strange, especially with the fact that a narrator exists in other parts of the demo. Either it's a strange choice, or they purposefully left out that voice for spoiler reasons?
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - new gameplay trailer (featuring Hestu!)
man all these characters getting voices and Link stuck with awkward grunts and blank stares. I hope they can pull it off okay. Other than that - i cannot wait for this game! all of it looks sooooo good.
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Thread Age of Calamity will bring to light the underlooked fact that BotW is the most lore/story heavy Zelda by a MILE
Yeah, I think they're really bad about giving us conflicting messages on this, but I kinda feel like they've been moving away from that "Player = Link" . Like Link just straight up doesn't emote in cutscenes, but his dialogue prompts are full of a very specific personality, as are his animations. Then you've got the Japanese version, in which the Quest log is entirely in 1st person and gives his perspective of each quest (I also get the impression that the game's flavor text is from his perspective too, but the JP is too complicated for me). Also the tomes that Neiteio mentions paint a specific picture of Link as well. So in BoTW I don't think he's supposed to be an avatar at all, but that the team is taking half-measures.
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Thread Age of Calamity will bring to light the underlooked fact that BotW is the most lore/story heavy Zelda by a MILE
Except Link is closer to the first pic than the 2nd. If they want an avatar then make an avatar. Link is clearly a specific character with defined traits and a backstory and motivations (just look at the internet's counter reaction if ever there are discussions about him straying from the white male blonde/brown-haired design). At this point they need to stop trying to walk the fence - it's awkward and outdated and for me, the main thing that holds the presentation back.
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Thread Hades |OT| Ah Hell, here we go again (Out of Early Access and on Switch!)
I S U C K at this game but I'm having a lot of fun anyway! After like 15 tries with only getting half-way through the 2nd world I caved and turned on "God Mode". I think I barely understand what's going on but I love the art, the character designs, and the gameplay. Also - there's ROMANCE options??? That's super juicy!!
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Thread Co-Op Horror Early Access game - Phasmophobia is the latest Surprise Hit on STEAM with a 56K CCU Peak, making it one of the most played HORROR games.
There's absolutely no way I could play this even if I had a PC, but I have been immensely enjoying watching people play it on Youtube! I'm always amazed by the creativity and talent of indie devs like this. SUCH a cool concept and I'm glad it's finding success!
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Yiga Clan trailer
Do you find it good or bad? I actually so far feel like - at least for the new characters - they've improved the direction for the English. The Japanese version, Kohga has this really theatrical voice and speaks in like...idk how to describe, kinda like the Shakespeare equivalent for English? so I can vibe with the English adaptation of it.Oh, true. I guess i just hope they pull something unexpected! I'm excited for a human villain though - maybe this is the fortune teller? One of the two things I actually liked from Skyward Sword was Ghirahim (the other was Impa haha), so this has me intriged
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Thread Hyrule Warriors : Age of Calamity will not have online multiplayer. It’s 2020. How is this acceptable.
While online would DEFINITELY be nice to have , I'm sure it came down to what they could feasibly deliver on time. They probably prioritized things other than online - which is REALLY hard to deliver with a good QoS - in the turnaround that they had, and figured that it was an acceptable sacrifice. The amount of people who actually do online multiplayer is probably so negligible that it wasn't worth the effort. I totally understand the disappointment and I think it's really fair to find it a shame, but I also understand the constraints and debates that go behind these decisions so I'm not outraged.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity new trailer, featuring Sheikah researchers Robbie and Purah
Oof i actually disagree for this one - i find the JP voices grating, I way prefer Purah's EN voice. Though unless people can competently understand a language i don't get how people can claim one is better than the other (not against you specifically - perhaps you DO speak Japanese and are judging it based on that, but it's just something i notice a lot).
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity announced, developed by Koei Tecmo, taking place 100 years before Breath of the Wild (releasing November 20th, 2020)
Look you guys, Mark my words - Link will speak. If not here, then at least in the Sequel. There is NO good reason for him not to. In fact years before BoTW I was all about Voice Acting, and everytime I was like "ZELDA GAMES NEED VOICE ACTING IT'S 20XX" guess what Zelda fans reactions were. Next step is a voiced Link. I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL Y'ALL AREN'T GONNA KNOCK ME OFF IT NO MATTER HOW HARD Y'ALL TRY
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I sorta feel like the Game Awards aren't necessarily the locked in pulse point it used to be (or that we thought it was), so I don't feel like they'll tie their full reveal to it. It's (most certainly lol) wishful thinking on my part, but if they're gonna do a full reveal this year - which Uncharted Boi says they will - then it will probably be either this upcoming comms point, or Tokyo Game Show. Or something random between now and the end of the year, because Nintendo. Either way...I'm going to lose my mind when they finally show it.
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Thread Why women criticise sexualised character designs | OT3 | "Her ass is part of her character."
I don't know, I'm just...really not feeling Cyberpunk 2077. The entire energy around the game feels very early 2000's boyz klub to me. It's cool that there seems to be quite a lot of diversity (from what I see idk) in terms of body types and ethnicities and what have you, but all of it is wrapped up in a way that still feels stereotypical - like everything can still fit very comfortably in tired-ass tropes that aren't being subverted at all. Gang of prostitutes? First off........................ Second, if they're really going that route then why not change things up just a little? For example: why they all gotta be females? Throw some other genders in there. Why're they dressed all skimpy and edgy? What if they wore really comfortably frumpy stuff?
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity TGS 2020 Live Stream Thread (September 25 in Japan live now, 26 worldwide) - New Gameplay, character info and more!
curious what they'll show off tomorrow. Seems like they're being pretty tight-lipped with this still, as we didn't learn/see much of anything new.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity announced, developed by Koei Tecmo, taking place 100 years before Breath of the Wild (releasing November 20th, 2020)
Okay here comes my signature Hot Take that shouldn't be a Hot Take but is because Zelda fandom:
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Thread Breath of the Wild 2 needs to steal one idea from Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (Major Spoilers for Odyssey)
Ayyy I'll hop on this ship. Rehydrated Ganon/Dark beast ganon absolutely needs to be a romance option. It would be a huge missed opportunity otherwise and I'm fully on board with you OP.
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Thread Square Enix randomly celebrates Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core's 13th Anniversary - HD port incoming? [Open Spoilers all things FF7]
The story of CC is a perfect example of Anime Just Be Doin Shit, but I was soo impressed with Zack's characterization, the humanizing of Sephiroth, and general interpersonal interactions. Genesis felt like a bad OC and I really don't think the game would lose anything by cutting him out. One thing I just was a little disappointed by is the lack of Cloud/Zack buildup. I feel like we missed out on seeing a core of their relationship, so their bond didn't feel super deep or believable to me. If it's ever remade, I hope they delve a lot deeper into the foundations of their friendship.
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Thread Aonuma on BotW2: You’ll have to wait a bit longer before we can provide more updates
I feel like they'll wait to show BoTW2 either after Age of Calamity releases, or just before - i.e. I don't think we'll see a new trailer before like...late Oct, but most likely the Game Awards. In a way they're also marketing the sequel with a game, so it's kind of a smart tie-in.
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity announced, developed by Koei Tecmo, taking place 100 years before Breath of the Wild (releasing November 20th, 2020)
So I guess we can look forward to new info on it around TGS?
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity announced, developed by Koei Tecmo, taking place 100 years before Breath of the Wild (releasing November 20th, 2020)
hahahah dude if you could see the way my jaw DROPPED This honestly will tide me over from whining over BoTW2 news for a minute. Sooooo excited and happy for this. What about you?
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Thread Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity announced, developed by Koei Tecmo, taking place 100 years before Breath of the Wild (releasing November 20th, 2020)
LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (please be good please be good)
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Thread Apparently Super Mario 3D All Stars will only be available until March 2021--digital too. Nintendo is doing the Disney style vault?
wait but what about leftover physical copies for retailers? Are they gonna pay retailers for unsold copies after the end date lol?
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Thread Fuck bees in video games.
No joke I've got a bee/wasp phobia and in RE7 I found the sound of the buzzing of 's wasp army so triggering I couldn't even watch a playthrough of the game. So I know that bees are important or whatever but fuck bees and wasps both in real life and in games. It also makes playing Animal Crossing an unexpectedly adrenaline-infused experience for me.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT13-2| lighting strikes twice
Can we we not take out our frustration on Nintendo's...interesting communication practices on Nate/Grubb/Cap? You'd be surprised how much of a disorganized mess large companies like this are and how quickly either things change (yeah i know it's a meme now but it's true) or lines get crossed.
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Thread Netflix releasing Cuties, based on the story of a refugee who is torn between traditional values and internet culture; has very questionable marketing
honestly, that's fair - I really dont know enough about the film or the creator's backstory to make such a claim. I was under the knee jerk assumption that this film was yet another entry in a long line of pseudo-tragic, "loss of innocence" coming of age stories which to be Frank I'm really, really tired of. And while I dont know that this film isn't that, I'm also happy that a black Muslim woman is empowered to tell her story in French cinema. So you're right, and I retract that sentiment from earlier.
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Thread Netflix releasing Cuties, based on the story of a refugee who is torn between traditional values and internet culture; has very questionable marketing
Honestly, the trope of a girl's "coming of age" being intrinsically tied with sexuality and "loss of innocence" - usually at an UNCOMFORTABLY young age is one of the things i hate the most. And yes, it's a SUPER present theme in French cinema since...as long as I can remember. This one has the lovely addition of the "I must emancipate myself from my oppressive roots!" trope that I've seen in the few French films that feature minorities too. Ugh. Why can't we have movies/shows/novels about young girls being goofy kids and doing goofy kid shit? Why does there always have to be this awful "lolita" angle to it?? Why can't a French film feature a BIPOC as a regular person and not this tragic conflicted figure?? I'm so sick of all of this, man.
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Thread Netflix releasing Cuties, based on the story of a refugee who is torn between traditional values and internet culture; has very questionable marketing
To be honest, I don't know enough about the film or the director to have a very valid opinion - though I really don't want to engage with the film more than I have to. But I do think that the director being Senegalese Muslim origin doesn't absolve her of potential criticism. Idk - French twitter wants to defend the film and the director and claims Netflix did the film dirty. I still have reservations, but I concede that unless I watch the film and read interviews with the Director (which I don't really wanna do), I could stand corrected. Either way - I just...don't really feel it's a message we NEED.
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Thread Nintendo files a new trademark for The Legend of Zelda (Possibly for Zelda 35th Anniversary)
What I expect: Zelda anime series that fleshes out the characterization and narrative like FFXV and Pokemon SS did What I'll get: Tingle themed dental floss
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT12| A delayed Direct is eventually good, but a rushed Direct is forever bad
the only answer i need is when can i see botw2 again :'( But thank you dear oracle. may we sharpen the ceremonial knives for 's impending sacrifice later this month.
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Thread Trailer for Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 - Reflections in Crystal released, available August 11th, 2020
Ugh I need to get in on this, but I wanna wait til I move and get a PC. Is the free trial a timed thing, or is it available whenever you decide to try out the game? Also how much does this streamline ARR? I wanna get to the good stuff as quickly as possible, and I hate bloat.
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Thread Part 2 of Final Fantasy VII Remake enters “Full development”
Let's GOOOOOOOOOOO Ahahaha shame about the Lady M scene - a masochistic part of me wants to be like, "WHO CARE'S ABOUT HITTING THAT CERO Z OR WHATEVER LET'S GO" but the scene as is knocked about 5 years off my life. I can't wait for Part II!
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
Seems like from their comments that they've had a more or less clear idea of where they wanted to go in terms of story for a while now, so it kinda feels like this time maybe both story and gameplay were concieved around the same time. Even reading the Creative a Champion book, it was SUPER apparent how much lore and backstory they had for this world that they just...couldn't or didn't fit in-game, so now this is their chance to expand on all that. I just hope they got like, a proper writer. While I liked the more grounded, "human" approach to BoTW, the actual delivery and cutscene direction left a lot to be desired. There was so much "tell" rather than "show, and the dialog often felt stilted and unnatural (beyond VA performance). I think that they've listened to feedback though - I especially trust the Zelda team to do so - and I hope they take inspiration from how other AAA games push presentation and narrative and challenge themselves in that way. We KNOW they can make kick-ass game design - let's see if they can make an emotionally resonant story with compelling and nuanced characters.
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Thread Why women criticise sexualised character designs |OT2| I have no pants and I must scream (READ OP)
Re: FF7R, aside from some gratuitous character design (though to be somewhat fair they also have rediculous male character design too, so not as bad), I actually feel that female characters were handled pretty well all in all. I love that Jessie is so straightforward in her thirst (which may or may not be partially a power play to make Cloud uncomfortable), and I think Tifa lays a great foundation for an interesting character arc in later installments. Aerith is lovely - there's more to her than meets the eye and I find her super intriguing and layered. Honestly my biggest problem with a character is actually Barrett, who I really wish - as the only black character -- wasn't so loud and abbrasive. Also it's nice that when characters are depicted as minors, they REALLY look like minors - i.e. devoid of creepy sexual overtones like in a lot of other Japanese media. But that's just my take.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT10| Bakugan with the Wind
Okay, so I'm both biased and salty since I literally work here, BUT While Ubi has had a general huge HR failure and unsafe work culture for women and minorities that it refused to address until literally now (I speak as both), this is not specific to Ubi. The game industry in general is full of gross behavior at the expense of anyone not white/male. Now that they've gotten rid of Serge and Cecile and others, and now that I've seen 1st hand an effort from HR teams and Yves to atone and address these issues, I am cautiously optimistic. I hope this results in Ubi becoming the inclusive safe haven it's pretended to be all this time.
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Thread [Liberation] Sexual harassment at Ubisoft: "We knew". (>100 cases from harassment to rape, half were known to HR, toxicity tolerated with results)
glad they're talking about Serge. I was lucky enough not to have had to work with him directly, but I have met him and witnessed him in action. bad vibessss my hope is that investors pressure Yves to make him step down. I see micro changes - at least in certain studios - but until they axe him + all his cronies I remain very skeptical. but yeah even in this forum the response has been lukewarm/disinterested. I've seen more hullabaloo about ND and crunch culture than this.
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Thread "Dozens of women have levied sexual assault allegations towards several Twitch streamers, YouTubers, gaming/esports personalities and gaming industry"
It's exhausting to be a woman in this industry
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT10| Bakugan with the Wind
True - I just mean that I think they'll try and manage expectations in some way, even if it's through vague wording like that. But they absolutely know what our expectations are, and even if we dont see it in this specific Direct I think we'll see it very soon. Especially if they're aiming for a March 2021 release as many are theorizing. Even starting now that's less than a year lead time for a big game that will have fierce competition. But again, who knows. It's Nintendo lol
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Thread Nintendo Treehouse Returns! 7/10 10amPT | Paper Mario Gameplay + Bakugan: Champions of Vestoria Reveal from WayForward (Check Threadmarks)
y'all. the rumored Direct is on the 20th July. why are we panicking?
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Thread Numerama on sexual harassment at Ubisoft: Ubisoft Worldwide Studios, who protects women?
it can be. there are a lot of wonderful, talented people and you learn a LOT. but there is a general culture (that, to be fair, exists all over the gaming industry) that is deeply unfriendly to women and minorities. If you are unlucky enough to have something happen and try to complain, then prepare for it to be minimized and in worst case scenarios for it to blow back on you.
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Thread Numerama on sexual harassment at Ubisoft: Ubisoft Worldwide Studios, who protects women?
Serge has done way worse than what's listed in the article, and the people being mentioned and "outed" are just the tip of the iceberg. I have had a creative director tell me how sexy I was at a Ubisoft party, touch my hair, and just be generally skeevy. I also had a game director whisper in my ear suggestively about how a song was "about having an affair" at another party. it goes deep, man.
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Thread Numerama on sexual harassment at Ubisoft: Ubisoft Worldwide Studios, who protects women?
i personally know a few of these stories. Yeah, the Paris studio is RIFE with this stuff. Before HR didnt take it seriously at all, but now supposedly they are. We'll see. I've normalized a lot of creepy/inappropriate shit since everyone here minimizes the crap out of it, but trying not to anymore.
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Thread If you were to pick one Zelda game to get a direct sequel, which one would it be?
Majora's Mask. The Hero of Time's story always felt to me like it needed a conclusion - especially what with his cameo in Twilight Princess hinting at a storied and tragic life. What happened to our boy after he went off into the woods, alone, once Termina had been saved? We deserve to know!
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Thread Do you prefer when your player character is an avatar for you, or their own defined character?
How interesting/appealing the main character is to me is one of the principal draws for me in choosing to play a (story driven) game. I want to be able to empathize with a character who has inherently different motivations and drives than me, and see how the world reacts to them. A well defined character allows me to access and resonate with the world with so much more depth than an avatar. The only draw for me of avatars is getting to create a representation of yourself if you are from a group who rarely gets that, but it feels shallow to me since your experience in the game world isnt affected by that identity. I'd rather just have more diverse defined characters lol. That said #LetLinkTalk
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Thread Yves Guillemot: 'Change Starts Today'
Honestly, if he doesn't... then all of this will be confirmed to me as purely performative. It's an open secret that Serge does heinous shit. We're all playing "6 degrees of sexual assault". The top echelon is ruled like a mafia by men who go to each other's bbq's on the weekend. How can you speak out against someone powerful when it goes to their (equally gross) friends to judge? So they absolutely need to axe ALL of those guys, and bring in a diverse group of people Yves hasn't been friends with for 20 years. I hope shareholders will force this change now that it's visibly damaging the brand.
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Thread Is it me or is Nintendo being strangely quiet?
Seems like they could be revising their general marketing strategy - I wouldn't be surprised if there's been an internal "changing of the guards" in terms of marketing leads, so until they decide to launch those plans things are sorta barebones/on autopilot. (also of course Covid, but a lot of companies are now getting back up to speed) I don't get the knee-jerk hyperbolic reactions in defense of them here - they being objectively quiet.
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Thread Yves Guillemot: 'Change Starts Today'
Screw it, let's go I want to believe change - real, systemic change - will be made. I've already seen a few acts of good faith, which has stood in stark contrast to how cases were treated before, generally. Edito has always been a den of snakes. The choice to hire a team of all white, all male VPs was not well recieved, and let's see how they replace some of these people - who are the CORE of this toxic behavior. As of now I'm still unsure about what their proposed solution will be. The most disappointing thing is if they replace them with people JUST as complicit as before. I want to see HR teams in every studio who don't minimize complaints or sweep them under the rug, I want to see general education on what is and isn't okay in terms of interactions with female employees and players... We will see. I love Ubisoft, and there are many, many wonderful people here, but things are not okay. I hope we can become a new example/standard for a truly safe, inclusive work environment in this industry, but as of now I remain skeptical.
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Thread Lightning is a Better Character than Cloud
My image of Cloud before having played FFVIIR (and now OG FFVII) was a generic anime emo twunk from the 90's/early 2000's era. What we get is a very endearing tryhard twunk who subverts a lot of these tropes and has a legitimately interesting character arc. So yeah, I stan my boy Cloud.
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers Thread, Part 2: Stay Kalm & Mosey Along (UPDATE: Ultimania’s list of four key story changes)
I'm a little confused tho, cuz in Crisis Core (I watched a playthrough of CC), Zack seems super affable and friendly, where as Fake!Cloud is curmudgeonly and uptight and generally kind of a dick. I don't get where the Zack aspects come from in terms of his actual personality since aside for his affinity for squats.
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers Thread, Part 2: Stay Kalm & Mosey Along (UPDATE: Ultimania’s list of four key story changes)
Also thank you SO MUCH for this write up, super compelling and helpful!
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers Thread, Part 2: Stay Kalm & Mosey Along (UPDATE: Ultimania’s list of four key story changes)
Dangggg okay, looks like I'm going back to Nibelheim lol. I read the first letter (about clones? i think?) ...it didn't make a lot of sense to me, or I didn't understand the context. But I'll do the piano thing again!
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers Thread, Part 2: Stay Kalm & Mosey Along (UPDATE: Ultimania’s list of four key story changes)
Okay so I...think? I'm almost done with the OG game? I just got the 4th Huge Materia and now i'm supposed to go to Cosmo Canyon. But I'm still kinda confused about Cloud's backstory... (I'll put spoilers i guess bc there's another dude in here who is also new to the franchise) So yeah I'd love if someone could clear this up for me <3
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers Thread, Part 2: Stay Kalm & Mosey Along (UPDATE: Ultimania’s list of four key story changes)
Hmmm, I see. Okay see this is also something - what is his "real personality"? Like I know he's obviously an awkward try-hard who comes off as kind of a dick pre-awakening, but then after it seems like he's just more chill and has a less fragile ego.Ah, i didnt make that connection, but now that you mention it i'm sure it'll come back in that way! However, if that's the case - then why is Jessie's dad essentially a vegetable while Cloud is...more or less functional, just as a really "off" dude? I find the way that the OG frames his backstory super awkward. Sephiroth's info is literally all we have to go on at that point, and it's not made clear that he's bending the truth. Curious how they'll explain it in Part 2. I wonder if they might even tweak it?
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Thread Pokémon gives tone deaf response to BLM protests as Nintendo stays silent
I HOPE Nintendo's silence is due to going through 500 steps of validation for a PR statement like some companies are doing and not a hope to be "non political" But wtf Pokemon lol. I wish Twitter had a dislike button
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Thread Nintendo is double-matching staff donations to the Black Lives Matter Movement, also has stayed silent all day #BlackoutTuesday
I'm sorry but judging by a lot of the responses we've been getting on Twitter from showing support, those "PR statements" mean a hell of a lot right now. Black voices have been gaslit and silenced up until now. Y'all can be dismissive about "fake wokeness" but I know that every word added in the sea of solidarity takes a bit more of that burden off black people themselves. Nintendo needs to say something. This isnt the time to play coy about their action (or inaction).
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Thread Square Enix pledges $250,000 (plus matching employee donations) to the Black Lives Matter organization & other similar charities
That's awesome of them. Those Twitter replies are precisely why it's important for these companies to also speak up - voicing support for BLM right now is not "empty platitudes" but important, much needed words.
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Thread Hot Girls 18+ is at it again; "Big Nintendo Announcement coming today/soon"
mmmmmm basically lol Though framed as a "scoop" Then Jeff Grubb (either jokingly or not, hard to tell) said that he believes in this person as a source. Cue community hype and expectation
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Thread After a thousand years of suffering I have finally completed Final Fantasy 14's A Realm Reborn
my friends keep trying to convince me to play this but i'm honestly intimidated - I play "hardcore" games but very casually, and if the game doesn't suck me in the 1st 45 mins to an hour i have a hard time keeping with it. I wish they could stream line the "boring" parts so i could easily get to the parts everyone praises.
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Easter Eggs, QoL Tips and other Neat Things (FULL OPEN SPOILERS)
Okay, good to know - i'll peel myself away from this thread lol Re: Cait Sith I was like "lmao what's happening, why is this so dramatic what--- oh he's still here ew"
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Easter Eggs, QoL Tips and other Neat Things (FULL OPEN SPOILERS)
Hey y'all! I'm playing through the original and JUST got to Aeriths death (I thought I was ready and I wasnt :c ) and there were a couple of moments that were wtf to me and I'm curious how they'll be handled in the Remake. 1. Clouds bizarre breakdown in front of the mural at the Temple of the Ancients. What was that about? When did he snap back? I'm confused at the execution so if anyone can describe that scene in clearer terms it'd be helpful, because I think the translations were super awkward here. 2. Did Cloud all of a sudden start wailing on Aerith?? wtf? Also seemed like he had like an inner version of himself as a little boy crying and trying to stop him? And who was saying "dont be afraid", it doesnt make sense in that scenario. I wonder how they'll handle it in the remake...this could be super triggering and upsetting if handled the wrong way, and could "ruin" Cloud's character for some people. He doesnt seem apologetic enough after, imo. 3. Cait Siths "death": why was he sad if his body is just a "toy"? why is he still in my party I thought he got smooshed lol
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Thread Do you think Mikami took command of Ghostwire: Tokyo as director after Nakamura's departure?
Somehow I can't help but feel they had a falling out of some sort. Personally I don't see someone leaving a project they'd have the chance to helm - especially so soon after publicly "owning" it - willingly. Also the way she's sort of bouncing around different studios -- feels like she's looking for new roots. But who knows... I just can't shake the feeling that there were bridges burned with some Japanese creators and now she's trying to find her footing again.
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Thread Did you like Final Fantasy VII Remake's ending? [POLL] [SPOILERS]
I...was confused? But I didn't hate it. I've never played the original. The fights were awesome and it felt very grand and mysterious and satisfying, but it also felt like there were a lot of things that were intentionally obtuse to the point of being almost frustrating (wtf was that scene with Sephiroth at the edge of reality? And the whole "7 seconds" line - WHAT DOES THAT MEEEEANNNN???) But overall I thought it was a very cool climax to an amazing game, and I'm excited (though slightly apprehensive - PLEASE MAKE SENSE EVENTUALLY) for what's to come next.
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Thread Did you like Final Fantasy VII Remake's ending? [POLL] [SPOILERS]
But then why does he say something like "what will you do with it" and "enough for you, maybe' about it? Like implying that Cloud could play god and create a new reality or something? Why is Sephiroth so interested in having Cloud on his side/"survive"/"run away"?? lol so many questions. I hope the next one isn't in like, 5-10 years I didn't read the chapter description though, I'll check it out.
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Thread Yes, you can customize your Cyberpunk 2077 character with “various sizes and combinations of genitals”
Some of y'alls comments are KILLING me oh my god I'm just...very interested now in what this will all look like
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Thread The Last of Us Part II: Can Lightning Strike Twice?
Somehow I don't feel like this will be as culturally impactful as the first one. I think it will deliver a solid, hard-hitting conclusion to the story, and I think it will be a highly polished, carefully crafted game, but beyond that...I don't see it having as lasting of an impact.
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Thread The next volume of Final Fantasy VII Remake is in the "current stages of planning" (UPDATE: See OP Edit)
Maybe it's wishful thinking but after the sales reception I don't see Sony allowing a project of this calibre to languish in development hell. We're basing this off of a loose/unofficial translation. Just because there's a lot they will discover along the way doesn't mean they're winging the entire roadmap. Anyhoo we'll see where they're at this time next year, but I'd imagine they wouldn't want more than a 3 year gap between the games, and that they'll figure out how to shorten the dev time in between then.
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Thread I can relate to FF 7 remake story part ((poor VS rich)) part ((spoilers))
OMG I was wondering if the plate falling included the people ABOVE the slums too - I'm playing the OG and there's a scene that illustrates that indeed it does. The fact that Jessie's mom lives there too makes it even more tragic... But something that bothered me in the OG -
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake SPOILERS Thread, Part 2: Stay Kalm & Mosey Along
Okay y'all I'm playing the OG and I might rustle some jimmies but I'm pretty happy with all the story changes/possible changes in the remake so far? I'm only at Costa del Sol, so I've got a while to go, but the characters' personalities and general chemistry is pretty barebones. I imagine it will grow as it goes on, and that it's partially due to the lackluster localization which can make things confusing, but I'm even more impressed with how they were able to iterate on so many things from the source material so far. Also, the game design thankfully changed a lot. There are a lot of just really odd design choices that are unclear and just a pain (catching chocobos - i did the save skip hack for the giant snake thing, hiding from the guards in the Shinra building, the freakin MARCHING minigame, giving a little girl CPR), as well as what to do next being...not clear either. For example, I missed Hojo chillin on the beach (which wtf, how are they gonna adapt that lmao) because i rested at an in and so was confused as to where my party was and what those random ppl on the beach were talking about. Anyhoo, I'm interested in where the story will go and I wanna get eventual references when Part 2 comes out so I continue. But as someone playing this without nostalgia goggles...I'm even more impressed by the Remake.
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Thread Final Fantasy 7 Remake full interview with Nomura, Kitase and Nojima translated (Ultimania) [SPOILERS]
Honestly they did SUCH a good job with the nuance of his character - it would have been so easy to just have him be a flat, emo, obnoxiously "cool" anime protag completely unironically, but instead it's obvious he's super insecure and he acts in a way an edgy teenage boy would THINK is cool. He reminds me of soo many cringy dudes from high-school/middle school and I'm here for it.
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Thread So square can make drastic changes to FF7 in the remake but couldn't be bothered to not make Barrett an ignorant racist caricature? (Read Threadmarks)
No, I'm saying that while they're allowed their point of view, there is a very unfortunate tendency for people to go "Oh, well this one black person is cool with it, so that means all the other people saying that they DO have a problem with it are wrong!" But I guess all we can have are these bad-faith arguments and defensiveness instead of taking the time to understand that people's discomfort with the character is valid even if you personally don't find it offensive.
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Thread Tetsuya Nomura: " If we divide (FF7R) into large parts, it'll take longer to make, [...] Faster development if parts are smaller" (SPOILERS)
Am I the only one who doesn't really need it to be open world? I'd rather they focus on the tight story telling, beautiful character models and animations, and pretty environments over freedom of movement. Linear game design has real upsides, and I think it worked perfectly for this game.
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Thread Tetsuya Nomura: " If we divide (FF7R) into large parts, it'll take longer to make, [...] Faster development if parts are smaller" (SPOILERS)
I don't think they'll necessarily have to make it as self-contained as Part 1. They can easily brand Part 2 a sequel, no harm there.
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Thread So square can make drastic changes to FF7 in the remake but couldn't be bothered to not make Barrett an ignorant racist caricature? (Read Threadmarks)
Can I just point out that curiously pretty much every supposed black person who sees nothing wrong with Barret's character has prefaced their post with "As a black man"... Also, just because some black people are cool with this type of representation doesn't automatically erase everything problematic with his portrayal. You can like the game and even like Barret while acknowedging that he personifies some harmful stereotypes that they honestly could have down without. He would have been a MUCH stronger character were he more realistic and measured.
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Thread So square can make drastic changes to FF7 in the remake but couldn't be bothered to not make Barrett an ignorant racist caricature? (Read Threadmarks)
And now it's being used to dismiss the other (largely black) people who DO feel it's problematic. Hence the rest of my post.
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Thread FF7 Remake's characters are wonderful and so much more fleshed out than before
I agree so much, especially with how I actually get more clingy/handy vibes from Cloud's side than Tifa's. Tifa looks to me like she's being gentle but keeping her distance, the way you'd do with a wild animal you care about, but Cloud seems to be trying to bring her closer in ways that I feel he doesnt yet understand and isn't emotionally equipped to handle. Strangely enough I didn't feel the characters here all revolved around Cloud (except maybe a bit Aerith but she seems intentional in involving him in that way). They all felt like they had full lives of their own and personal reasons for joining Cloud on this journey. Also, just one point I notice a lot on this forum: A female character doesn't need to be angry/brash or even physically strong to be a "strong" or well written female character. I think in general this game did pretty well with having the female characters feel on even footing with the male ones, and i'm usually pretty vigilant on these things.
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Thread FF7 Remake's characters are wonderful and so much more fleshed out than before
I'm new to the franchise, and I fell absolutely in love with all the characters. Cloud is a dick but also obviously tryhard where it's kinda cute, Tifa is warm and caring, Aerith is quirky in the best way, and Barret is endearing and soft hearted (even if the execution has me side eyeing a bit but we won't get into that here) I'm so excited to see how Tifa and Cloud's relationship blossoms, how Aerith reveals more of what's up her sleeves, how Barret will perhaps take a more nuanced view of the world, etc. I want more of these guys, and I can't wait to get it.
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Thread So square can make drastic changes to FF7 in the remake but couldn't be bothered to not make Barrett an ignorant racist caricature? (Read Threadmarks)
His voice + personality combo is racist, yes. The fact that he is also undeniably coded as black makes it worse. This is a separate issue from his personality/character developement. I don't know your race or background, but he doesn't seem racist to you - congratulations. To a lot of people of color here (myself included), his depiction stings. It's a stain on an otherwise amazing game. I don't care if he ends up being likeable (and I did end up finding him endearing, as I've said in a previous post). Doesn't change the fact that he heavily pulls from hurtful black stereotypes that just...shouldn't be there.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I just wanna see them put more effort into presentation and give us a nuanced, character driven narrative. Zelda's never really prioritized story or characterization, but this is their chance to do so and surprise us all. I really want to see them push the boundaries of what Zelda (or heck, a Nintendo game) could be.
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Thread Jessie's Unquenchable Thirst: A Look Into FF7R's Script Across Both Languages
I really love that there's a female character who's forward and upfront about her thirst. I find it super refreshing, and as such Jessie deserved a lil Cloud-D night. She was ROBBED, I tell you.
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Thread Jessie's Unquenchable Thirst: A Look Into FF7R's Script Across Both Languages
yeah but is Cloud into anything? lol. He's frigid af. He doesn't seem victimized by her advances - if anything he's just resigned to it and even starts to seemingly warm up to it later.
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Thread So square can make drastic changes to FF7 in the remake but couldn't be bothered to not make Barrett an ignorant racist caricature? (Read Threadmarks)
Really not sure what this has to do with the topic my dude, but 1) women aren't a monolith 2) As a woman, Barrett's overly muscular pin head design looks more like it's meant to appeal to straight men to me. I personally prefer Cloud's aesthetic.
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Thread So square can make drastic changes to FF7 in the remake but couldn't be bothered to not make Barrett an ignorant racist caricature? (Read Threadmarks)
I played the game. I was less making a point about Cloud as a character specifically and more about visual tropes. Why does Cloud, a lithe pretty white boy, look the way he does and have a backstory resulting in the cool, quiet personality he has, versus Barrett?
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Thread So square can make drastic changes to FF7 in the remake but couldn't be bothered to not make Barrett an ignorant racist caricature? (Read Threadmarks)
Being hardline is fine, but the truth of the matter is, why does the hardline, loud, angry character ALSO have to be a big, hulking black man? Cloud also seemingly got his life fucked up by Shinra. As did Tifa. Why aren't THEY loud and angry? Why is the main black representation so heavily reliant on this tired ass trope?
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Thread So square can make drastic changes to FF7 in the remake but couldn't be bothered to not make Barrett an ignorant racist caricature? (Read Threadmarks)
I felt like I was the only one bothered by this. Yes, he ends up being likeable and whatnot, but could they have just NOT made the ONE black main character super loud and angry? If he looked like, say Sephiroth, would he still have that same personality? Also the fact that he's kinda "childlike" in his black or white morality...I LOVED this game but Barrett was a big yikes from me.
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Thread How Should The Resident Evil 4 Remake Handle Ashley?
Make Ashley a not-helpless scrappy kid instead of a defenseless sexualized young adult and make RE4 a sad-dad game. I'm not being sarcastic, I literally want this. I actually strangely have faith in Capcom to handle her tactfully this time around, seeing how they've handled all the other female characters in recent RE games.
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Thread Yoshinori Kitase on the ending of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (Spoilers ahead)
I'm cool with whatever as long as it remains largely character-driven and is fairly easy to follow/not too convoluted. I've never played/seen anything really outside of FF7R and a bit of XV though, so I don't have the same emotional investment or knowledge as many others.
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake Boss Fights: Your favorite? [OPEN SPOILERS - only those who finished the game may enter]
Rufus was the one fight i couldn't cheese. Hell House was fun at first but wayyyy too long. I actually disliked the Jenova one because I was confused and I hate challenges lmao Most of the bossfights were really fun though, and I'm someone who typically hates bossfights.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT7| March Madness
God, I'd HOPE McVicker's info is bad - the narrative seems like one of the first things they thought of this time around, actually - but at the same time nothing will suprise me. Is it possible to get a transcript of what exactly he said?
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Thread Sony is "carefully monitoring" risk of delays for first party titles and titles of partner studios
I'd say the vast majority of us are working from home - those of us in countries that shut down spent the time beforehand ensuring we had the infrastructure to continue working. Doesn't mean we're working at full capacity, but so far the industry hasn't been halted at all.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT7| March Madness
my goodness Nintendo's communication strategy has been....interesting. Disappointing Direct - this would have been a good opportunity to show off some heavy-hitting 1st parties. Looks like we're going to have to wait til summer to know what the Holiday 2020 game will be.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT7| March Madness
Jeff said it wouldn't be a mini. If I'm gonna believe him that a Direct is today, I'm gonna also believe him when he says it's not a mini. I guess the question is...when could they drop this thing? I suppose the most likely answer is for their 1st tweet slot? Assuming it's still happening, what time do y'all think it will be today?
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
BotW2 would be one of the most heavily protected IP's and teams there. I highly doubt many insiders' sources (even if they're Nintendo employees) would have access to anything going on with that team outside of internal rumors and ballparks. Maybe BoTW2 is on track for 2020, maybe not, but I doubt that Emily or anyone else would necessarily know at this point. BoTW2 - whether meant to be the big Holiday game or not - will be one of the biggest flagship games of the Switch's life. They're gonna want to play their cards as close to the chest as humanly possible there. If an insider wants to prove me wrong tho I'm happy to take it.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
I can't find Harker's post, but I have a feeling he's talking about something different than y'all think he is... Can someone link it to me? EDIT: Nvm, found it. Personally, I don't think it deconfirms anything that's been said (if VB is right). I'm still hoping for one next week/soon.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT7| March Madness
Thank you - honestly, it's exhausting. Maybe we'll get it, maybe not - I personally think that they'll do everything in their power to make it happen for holiday 2020 (though of course the current pandemic is throwing everything into question). I wish we could stop taking everything as a reason to panic.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
I really don't understand the take of "oh it's bad optics, gotta wait til the pandemic is over". A business - especially one that provides a service that would be especially useful when large populations are confined at home - is not going to just...stop because it might look bad. They are going to have business as usual as much as possible, perhaps with a PR spin of "let us help you ride this out the best we can!" If they continue marketing operations and production, they will.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
I think the games industry is one of the better equipped ones to be less affected by something like this - a lot of devs are able to remotely access our computers, and for now I know my company hasn't anticipated any major disruption in our services or production - but obviously that could change. Japan seems intent for now on pretending they'll have this under control enough to not even cancel the Olympics, so I'd honestly be surprised if Nintendo doesn't adopt the same "show must go on" attitude.
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Thread Anyone else feel very bitter about gaming industry?
Not every publisher/studio/department is created equal, and there can be general downsides to the gaming industry as a whole, but speaking for myself I love working in gaming. It's always been a dream come true, and I dont see myself in any other industry.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
So far the big companies are doing their best to ensure games don't get delayed/cancelled - we're going through a lot of preparations to ensure we can still continue to work from the safety of our homes, so I wouldn't worry about canceled games/directs just yet.
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Thread Those planning on buying Animal Crossing physical - what's your plan?
The game store in my city has a crazy deal where you can trade in certain Switch games and get AC for 20 euros, so I selfishly really hope it's open??? We're not allowed to have gatherings of more than 100 people though, so perhaps they'll just limit how many people can come into the mall instead of closing it completely.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
studios are starting to enforce work from home. Might be a little tricky for some due to a lot of devs not having laptops and simply not having the hardware at home necessary to work. curious how this will play out. I predict (hope) we'll be asked to stay home in the next week... I imagine Nintendo will scramble to make the preps necessary to hit that summer comm pulse point now
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
i read it somewhere here, but I also support the idea that I think they're lowkey waiting on Zelda. Business wise they'd wanna do everything in their power to get ensure it for that holiday/BF sales slot, but I wouldn't be suprised if they wanna make sure their flagship title for 2020 can actually realistically be promised for 2020. otherwise idk! honestly Directs like this are more for community rather than the larger audience - they've got enough going on to satisfy the general consumers. Perhaps they also just don't feel like there's any need to rush to get the word out.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
I'm pretty sure Nintendo localizes in house? also I'd be VERY surprised if "nothing changes" in terms of villages. one of their main challenges with this sequel will be differentiation. but thanks for changing things up in here lol
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
Could be in 20 minutes, could be in several hours, could be tomorrow...i think it's sort of useless to try and predict anymore after the last Animal Crossing Direct announcement! Either way exciting stuff is on the horizon - Nintendo will have to pull out the big guns this year to not drown in the Sony and Microsoft buzz.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
As thirsty as I am for certain things, I actually don't like the principle of leaks.or allusions to potential things to look forward to can be a fun generator of discussion and actually help pad out the time during communication blackouts. Something akin to an Emily or Nate assuring us 2020 will be a good year - these sorts of statements don't spoil surprises, or ruin a carefully planned editorial calendar. It's a huge blow to everyone - marketing, devs, executives - when a project they're excited to show off is leaked. You don't have control of the message anymore, and one of the coolest payoffs of working in this industry, seeing the reaction of fans, is dampened. I would honestly be incredibly disappointed if the contents of a Direct were leaked, for example. Would I still read tf out of it because i don't have that self control? yes, but the regret would be there.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| Hello darkness my old friend...
Re: AC Marketing - It's possible that they find it more strategic to allow influencers and journalists to inform the audience about its details after the embargo, rather than doing their typical top-down messaging style (i.e. specific Direct). It's a sound strategy and might even work better for the game's format. Personally, I really feel like a General Direct will come in early March. At this point it makes the most sense, and is a nice half-way point between Jan and E3.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| Hello darkness my old friend...
DANGEROUS LINE OF THINKING my dude. that mindset tends to be a self fulfilling prophecy. it's an indication of deeper self esteem issues going on that I 1000% promise you a relationship will not only NOT fix, it will make things worse. try (to continue?) working on your happiness and confidence as you are, and the rest will follow. I promise. ...what would really help us all tho is DIRECT NINTENDO PLS
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| Hello darkness my old friend...
It's more character driven than 999, and a bit sillier. At this point in my life, AI affected me more? I guess because love and relationships between different characters was such a central theme. Also there aren't really the same puzzles the way 999 had. So basically if you like strong character writing and an intriguing but more grounded than usual Uchikoshi plot, then you'll find AI just as good, yeah.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| Hello darkness my old friend...
y'all, i think they plottin They're planning something that disrupts current expectations - perhaps breakthing themselves out of the "Direct, Direct, E3, Direct" cycle? What if they do something crazy like a NintendoCon? lmao i dunno, I'm very confused but also intrigued. Watch it be super mundane though.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| But why? OT4 was still selling...
I mean I suppose it's better in the end that BoTW2 was not shown at TGA, since I have not been felled by alcohol poisoning. My next bet will involve the mimosa flowers, which hopefully should not endanger my health
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| But why? OT4 was still selling...
morning, folks. Against my better judgement, here i am, ready to ride out these last few moments before either we are blessed with a Direct announcement, or we are condemned to continue our struggle in ignorance.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| But why? OT4 was still selling...
I mean, I won't pretend to know how Nintendo runs things, but a lot of companies actually do. Plus, when you have offices different places in the world, you don't necessarily schedule posts like that around the holiday of one of them. Not saying that it be a factor, just saying that it doesn't erase the possibility of an announcement (if a Direct is indeed coming Wednesday)
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| But why? OT4 was still selling...
Microtransactions aren't inherently bad depending on how it's done, and I think AC could potentially have interesting monetization potential. Nintendo can be pretty...pricey though with their DLC. Idk I'm not outraged by this at all.
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Thread AI: The Somnium Files was review bombed on Metacritic (From 8.2 to 1.9 in 1 day)
The lead game designer was SO SAD about this - I explained to him the phenomenon of "review bombing", and I hope he feels better. This was honestly my GOTY for 2019, and I hope that the counterpoint of the reviewbombing is that more people will become aware of it and play it. So uh, yeah - please play AI: The Somnium Files.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| But why? OT4 was still selling...
Can I just say I think it's so sweet how this thread is 20% Direct speculation, 50% insanity, and a nice 30% bonding over the love of a brand. I'm the "geeky" one in my marriage, but I'm also unironically that stereotype of I like talking about games more than playing them.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| But why? OT4 was still selling...
LMAO CS departments are very separate from dev and editorial teams - they're often barely given enough info to even do their jobs. But I appreciate your efforts, soldier. Soon...we shall all feast.
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Thread Which Zelda game had the best Link?
(Adult) Hero of Time was my original Husbando, and I still appreciate how...thicc he is. like bruh - Also idk why but my headcanon is that he is basically a big dumb himbo who tries to have a happy life married to Malon but is tormented by personal demons for the rest of his life. BUT IF WE'RE NOT GOING BY THIRST then BotW Link. He's so SASSY and RUDE, he's like a little chaos goblin and I LOVE him. He's also the first Link where we actually hear his own thoughts - the JP version had the adventure log in 1st person, and even in the English version there are still some 1st person perspective text for examining things. Also! According to the Creating a Champion book, he's the only truly adult Link, as they say he's "between 18 - 20 years old" I hope they develop on his personality for the sequel.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT4| The Sequel to OT3 is Now in Development.
ahahah what is this "ubis" company you speak of?? But seriously - I'd say we actually have one of the better company cultures for the industry. We're very French in our approach to work-life balance, and employees are generally highly valued. Not saying it's all roses for everyone, but that's my experience!Plot twist: all insiders are cousins and share the same Nintendo Uncle since 1995...or DID I...? (lowkey that was upsetting when it happened)
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT4| The Sequel to OT3 is Now in Development.
You know, something I'm super interested in is how insiders get their sources. Like, I work at a company INFAMOUS for leaks (lmao), but a lot of the leaks come from journalists or contractors - or someone being dumb and working on a presentation in an airplane... Somehow I have a hard time believing that someone working in-house would willingly risk their career (and put themselves in legal jeopardy, since we all sign NDAs) to feed insiders sensitive info? Like what do they get out of it?
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT4| The Sequel to OT3 is Now in Development.
Wait, is your "Not BotW2" take actual info or your own personal deduction? I really don't wanna give up hope on a 2020 BoTW2. I love that team's work (except SS) but it'd be lowkey rediculous if they can't make that timeslot :/
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT4| The Sequel to OT3 is Now in Development.
If they do an AC direct on the 20th, then they probably won't do the general direct earlier than 1 week before - why would they have a random one week gap in communication? I don't understand why this thread is consistently suspended on the edge of hysteria. Just because we probably won't get a direct this week doesn't mean we must prepare ourselves for a media blackout til E3... LORDTTTT
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Thread So assuming a direct sequel to Three Houses came out, which path do you think it would spin out of? Open spoilers obviously.
Honestly i just want my greasy angsty rat boi Dimitri to be happy, so I'd love a "golden path" full of redemption and growth for everyone
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT4| The Sequel to OT3 is Now in Development.
I'm confused, why are we all now certain that BOTW2 wont make it till 2021? Also the financial briefings said a new revision wouldn't make it till 2022, and with the increasing trajectory of their sell-through rate this year over last, 2021 would seem a bit early for such am iteration... so like...where is this info coming from and why are we taking it seriously?
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Thread I don't want new characters for Smash Ultimate anymore
From a fan/consumer perspective, I agree with you, OP - I personally would to have more and diverse modes - a beefy single player mode, better online, etc. However, from a business perspective, new characters make the most sense:New modes can increase engagement sure, and keep the daily active user count consistent, but if you had to prioritize and wanted a business model that maximized monetization AND engagement, well...there you go.
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Thread Fire Emblem: Three Houses Wave 4 - Cindered Shadows Trailer
1st of all - woah out of NOWHERE! Also - have y'all noticed they kinda recycled some faces from other characters? Pink-haird girl has Sylvain's face Yuri/Purple hair has male Byleth's face (+ makeup) Blonde girl has Dimitri's face i think And i think Buff Daddy has a unique face
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT4| The Sequel to OT3 is Now in Development.
I'm not saying it doesn't make sense, I'm saying that I feel like the Nintendo we're used to would have put it in a Direct. But I agree with 's write-up - I see it as proof that they have some beefy things for the near future, and as such can afford to be more discerning with what gets into a Direct. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if next week is an AC-only direct, or something similarly pattern-breaking.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT4| The Sequel to OT3 is Now in Development.
Does Nintendo's marketing feel...different to any of you recently? The FE3H DLC 4 trailer shadow drop kinda cements it for me. Like they have a new team or something in charge, or perhaps changed their organization in how they coordinate with the other branches/subsidiaries? I feel like more than before, it'll be impossible to use previous patterns to guess how they will reveal things and when. We could have a direct next week, they could drop a BoTW2 randomly on Twitter...who knows.
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Thread Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (launches on January 28th for $5.99) [SEE STAFF POST]
Would have been cooler for Byleth to work like the Pokemon trainer and swap out between the three lords. Byleth feels so generic and unsuprising a choice that it ends up being a huge surprise. To be fair it does look like a pretty strategic character moveset-wise, but I suck at Smash, so
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Thread AI Somnium Files needs more love, the plot is great
I wasn't super bothered with the pervy jokes, and actually found it refreshing how Date, despite everything, largely has too much boomer energy to be attracted/creepy to anyone (except maybe the receptionist, but that's mutual). And usually I have a pretty low tolerance for "anime bullshit". I also didn't hate the Somniums - some were a bit obtuse , but nothing game-ruining. The final somnium was chillingly masterful. Yeah, the stupid action scenes were cringy and...a choice, but I won't lie, I laughed at his delivery of "SPECIALLLLL EDITIOOOOOOOOON!"
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Thread The Lack of Third-Person options in recent and upcoming Action-Adventure/Open World/RPGs
I'm one of those people that can't play 1st person games - or even watch people play them. Without fail I get really nauseous/motion sick, and it's just not a pleasant experience. I also generally would rather experience a world/story through a defined character who I can see react to their environment, as somehow I've always felt less impacted by stories with a blank slate avatar. There's nothing to connect to for me. But yes, sadly 1st person games provide an accessibility barrier that makes them completely off-limits for me, so games like Cyberpunk hold 0 interest for me, even if I loved TW3.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT3| Nintendo Direct Speculation Trilogy HD
If there is an Xmas direct, what do y'all think will be in it? Alternatively, if we get a Jan direct instead, what will they show off? AC:H is a lock, as is the new Smash fighter probably, but what else?
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Thread MonolithSoft tweet promoting recruitment drive to hire production staff for the Legend of Zelda series development (BotW2)
2020 dream is still alive until Nintendo says it's dead. These are all positions that can easily come once a game is far into development. I'm veering into speculation now but actually I wouldn't be surprised if the artistic direction changes quite a bit from what we saw in the E3 teaser, since the character designs felt more like placeholders
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Thread MonolithSoft tweet promoting recruitment drive to hire production staff for the Legend of Zelda series development (BotW2)
I can't see what all was under the positions they promoted in March, but it seems kind of...expanded? Like the general types of staff are the same (planners, gpp, tech artists) but what missions they're specifically needed for seems to have grown. I have no idea what the recruitment looked like for BotW but based on my experience working for a AAA studio this looks...big.
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Thread MonolithSoft tweet promoting recruitment drive to hire production staff for the Legend of Zelda series development (BotW2)
My shitty crack at translating the images. I don't know all the correct technical names in English tho: (i didn't mean for those two bullet points to be bold, i just can't un-bold them lol)
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Thread MonolithSoft tweet promoting recruitment drive to hire production staff for the Legend of Zelda series development (BotW2)
Yep it does lol I guess the question is - have these remained unfilled since March, or are they just continuously staffing for them?
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Thread PewDiePie taking a break from Youtube
He's going to miss the attention. People like that, who have thrived on parasocial relationships and social adolation for so long, often have a very hard time dealing with how quickly obscurity settles in - even if they claim they're tired of the fame. Once he starts seeing the world move on without him, he'll try and come back into the public eye in one way or another.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT3| Nintendo Direct Speculation Trilogy HD
I won't lie i kinda got blue balls (or whatever the female equivalent of that is) from no BotW2 at TGA so my thirst for this game is turned up to 11. Also I know 99% of Zelda fans are dead-set against Link talking but if there will be any sort of co-op at all, or a better story he to. So my bets for the sequel are: 1) New overworld 2) Voiced Link 3) Playable Zelda (at least in specific sections) and I really, really hope they throw us a bone before E3. a <6 month marketing calendar sounds insane to me.
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RE: BotW2 - I don't see them going full underground, that'd be lame. I also think they will indeed have a drastic tonal shift between the first one and the sequel. I'm wondering though if when they said "return to that world" they don't mean literally recycling the map/overworld, and more returning to it in a spiritual sense? i.e. same characters, same era, same overall context and backstory, but in a different or expanded setting. In the end we saw the castle raising - perhaps we will be seeing another kingdom completely alien to us? Either way I have no doubt they'll surprise us in more ways than one. The current Zelda team - and arguably the current Nintendo - seem a lot more willing to take creative risks in favor of surprising fans and disrupting the industry.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT3| Nintendo Direct Speculation Trilogy HD
The team is split between Milan and Paris. Creative direction is in Milan, a lot of production/level design + marketing is in Paris. Teams are typically brand-exclusive unless you choose to switch to a different project (or there's a mandate making you).
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I can totally see that happening! Not even counting an AC centric one. I'm curious when they'll do a full reveal of BoTW2...if I were doing the marketing plan for it (assuming the holiday 2020 release date) I'd do a trailer revealing the name and release tease pre-E3, then a gameplay treehouse demo for E3, and then another big comm push closer to launch with smaller breadcrumbs in between (dev interviews, screenshots, art, etc). But also based on how they've marketed AC I can't guess their strategy. it feels like they've barely talked about it?
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT3| Nintendo Direct Speculation Trilogy HD
lol welp! I guess post-Reggie Nintendo prefers to keep their big announcements on their turf (which it seems the other studios didn't share anything noteworthy either?) However if Zelda is still a 2020 release (which based on latest info it is I guess), then I expect we'll see it before E3
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honestly it looks like outside of this little oasis in NintendEra and die hard Zelda fans, no one is even really predicting BoTW2 to be there? That's the feeling that i get from Twitter, anyway. Either way - what's the countdown look like? 4 hours? too bad imma be asleep
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This year he's in a very different position - previous years were about building clout, and he needed all the hype he could get. Now the show has a lot more legitimacy within the industry, so he has nothing more to gain by overhyping or catering to potential disappointment.
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He's got a LOT of heavy expectations for the announcements - Elden Ring, Crash, Batman, Smash fighter #5, etc etc It's normal he warns people of this, but it's a fart in the wind at this point that said
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Honestly I'm still kinda sad he's retired (even if he's living his best life now) - being a black man in a position of influence and power in a Japanese company within a notoriously exclusive industry was a huge inspiration.
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Idk, I wouldn't necessarily take Geoff's "warning" as relating to Nintendo announcements (unless it's Metroid related, but I don't see a lot of people expecting that anyway). He has nothing to gain by overhyping the show - it can only blow back on him. Nintendo is well-represented there, so logic dictates that they're not going to waste an opportunity to have ~25mil eyes on something not appealing/exciting to the market as a whole.
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lmao I saw that tweet from Nintendo and just KNEW y'all would be poppin off in here. Also games come alive... Ganondorf is dead in the BoTW2 trailer and comes alive at the end of it... BOTW2 AT TGA CONFIRMED
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Thread The Legend of Playable Zelda: Setting Ourselves Up for Disappointment... Together! (Speculation, Discussion, and Wishful Thinking) [Media Heavy!]
You know - I feel like if (when?) Zelda is finally playable, it'd be kind of...cheap? to simply have her be another "fighter" the way Link is. I don't think it makes sense for what we know of her character, and I feel like all too often making a female character physically strong/adept at combat is a stand-in for giving her actual agency in the story. I'd much rather Zelda's moveset to be more suited to who she has been established to be, which is someone who is curious, intelligent, and very sneaky if she can get around so easily without people noticing. Imagine her being some sort of engineer, where she could use technology to her advantage, or have a toolset that allows her to solve puzzles Link can't (or can only brute-strength his way through). I'm honestly not super interested in playing as "Link but it's actually Zelda", which is what would happen if she's given a sword and a shield and we call it a day. Highlight the differences in their competencies, and why they work so well together (or against each other, if it comes to that!)
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I agree x10000000000000000 Yes, Zelda definitely needs more VA (and better quality VA/scene direction for English, as has been previously stated), but if that's the case then Link can not stay silent. For presentation alone it was awkward enough having him silently react (and barely) to events and characters in the cutscenes, but they were able to somewhat mitigate this by having the flashbacks "cut out" as soon as he'd have to say something. For co-op, ideally Link and Zelda would be able to react to each other throughout the gameplay through voice lines that don't interrupt gameplay. I will never understand the take that Link should never talk if we're trusting Nintendo to do something qualitative. I fully have faith that they took our feedback from their first go at it and will up the presentation quality for this sequel.
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Thread Nintendo at The Game Awards: The Bet Thread
Look y'all generic & cringy or not I will ride this one person army into the abyss. If I'm right I will cackle and demand mod status I mean I'm cackling anyway
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT2| Reset the Thread
UHHHHHHH ok so I'm comfortable betting on a BotW2 trailer at the Game Awards happening now like i'll still eat all the crow if it doesn't but
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT2| Reset the Thread
Somehow I don't think they'll keep the "of the Wild" nomenclature but I'll be interested in knowing how they handle the title. Perhaps they figure the branding alone will allow people to make the connection, like OoT --> MM? I'm just thirsty for this game. I'll be SO disappointed at this point if we don't get some sort of Game Awards reveal for it, hahaha.
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Thread RUMOR: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Internally Scheduled For 2020 Release
We been knew! I want a juicy rumor I can watch 10000 speculative youtube videos on in a vain attempt to satisfy my thirst for this game drop by drop
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Thread Mute Link Needs to Go
Honestly I've felt this way for a while, but with Breath of the Wild it's especially apparent - Mute Link is a relic of the past that has long outstayed its welcome. It always baffles me how people will get annoyed at silent protags in voiced games like Astral Chain, but as soon as we talk about Zelda, it's "no VA/Link stays mute!" I don't need to self-project onto a blank slate (which I would argue that Link hasn't been since at least Wind Waker). I'm a woman of color - I'm never going to "see" myself as Link. I'd much rather follow the story of a fully-realized character and empathize with his struggles and growth. So thank you OP, I'm in your corner.
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Thread Kojima: Gaming will move on to streaming
yeah, the costs are massive. From what I understand, rather than every publisher housing their own server, it'd be a few giants taking care of that (i.e. Google, Amazon, etc). I'd say right now we're still in the earlyish stages of R&D, so it'll be interesting to see where we're at after this next gen ends. I guess it depends on if Stadia seems...clearer to us.
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Thread Kojima: Gaming will move on to streaming
It's kind of common knowledge in the industry right now - having a lot of the power generated by a machine that is doomed to obsoletion is phasing out. Where we're moving towards is having low upfront costs to the consumer where you can use devices that you already have around (smartphone, PC, etc) to "stream" content using resources other than your device. There's still lots of challenges that we're facing getting there, though - one of which is cost. Someone (not the consumer) has to foot the bill, so the startup costs to the provider are HUGE. It'll be interesting to see what happens after this next (potentially last) generation of physical consoles.
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Thread If you google Princess Zelda, Link is listed as her significant other.
I have a head-canon for OoT that Link gets with Malon and is Princess Zelda's half-brother. I have no idea why or where I got this, though.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I dunno fam, I would happily eat all the crow if I lose this bet JUST on the off-chance that he speaks. Not necessarily - I don't think it'd ruin the lore to throw some moral murkiness in there. I'm just saying that it'd be cool to see them challenge themselves story-wise and elevate the narrative from their "evil brown man is evil, pretty white kids save the day" which I'm lowkey tired of. And again, I am willing to make a bet on the the whole "Will Link Be Voiced" thing.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
I want them to give Link full characterization this time - there's no way they can get away with having him continue to be unvoiced in this one. I would KILL for some moral ambiguity thrown in there - the spirit hand thing wedged into the vampire mummy's chest didn't look particularly "nice". If we're dealing with a role reversal (perhaps we find out Ganondorf's side isn't That Bad After All, and the Real Evil is our side) I will never thirst again.
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Thread AI: The Somnium Files now has a demo on PS4/Switch!
This is my #GOTY (check my avatar for the BEST character <3). After I finished it several weeks ago and I still think constantly about it. I really hope it finds success - it deserves it, and I'd love to see a follow up title exploring these characters more.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Development Thread- News, Updates, and Speculation
Maybe (probably) it's wishful thinking, but the fact that the current president of Nintendo just gave an interview where he talks about wanting to makes me think that we might have something really...surprising in store for us. There's no denying that the reveal trailer employed some horror-like vibes, and it seems like Link and Zelda's relationship - or at least dynamic - could be at the forefront of the journey. Perhaps they're going to go for a slightly more "mature" experience this time around? I'm not saying M-rated territory, but a more character-focused story with actual depth. Either way, I fully expect Link to have voiced dialogue this time around.