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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2012
    It is really funny how redundant computers are these days. I do 90% of my work for the site on my iPhone. Only really boot up my computron to write or code.

    Orikaeshigitae on
  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    Radius wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    @orikaeshigitae

    The AV Club just spun off their own completely games-related site
    I'm sorry Orik, you gave it a good shot

    just another pretender to the throne, as far as I'm concerned

    Fightin' words
    We were there first, and we're still doing it better. AVC is awesome but wildly uneven, and we've got plenty of skills & approaches that they don't.

    True.

    Anyway, I'm working on that "The Best Butts in Games - Pert Pixels!" article and you'll have it in a few days

    Edcrab, do you have Ryu from Ninja Gaiden in there? Because he deserves to be.

    Also: Solid Snake.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    always gonna be desktoppin'

    although i suspect manufacturers will be catering to me less and less

    god I hate the "post-pc era"

  • FishmanFishman I find your inability to differentiate between 'corruption' and 'feminism' disturbing Registered User regular
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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    really all my professional stuff needs a computron, but nothing else does

  • DuxDux A host to DarknessRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Rolo wrote: »
    always gonna be desktoppin'

    although i suspect manufacturers will be catering to me less and less

    god I hate the "post-pc era"

    An electronics store near me was cutting back on the Pc's they were gonna sell because everything's done on a laptop/Ipad/smartphone nowadays.

    Dux on
  • Erich ZahnErich Zahn So Wangtta~! Remember to [E]ject!Registered User regular
    I bought FFX-2 specifically so that I could get more of FFX's delicious combat system.

    I was so disappointed.

  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Erich Zahn wrote: »
    I bought FFX-2 specifically so that I could get more of FFX's delicious combat system.

    I was so disappointed.

    But

    FFX-2 has one of the best RPG battle systems ever.

    It's everything else that's terrible.

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    I like that I can remote access my pc with my ipad to do things my ipad can't do itself

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Stilts has a lot of things right

    I will do up a long post when I'm not typing on my phone as well about other things and for the first time ever attempt to fully explain my contempt for these games

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    orcs must die 2 just got announced and now i'm really excited.

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    I am immediately disappointed they didn't pick a different group of generic antagonists and do a 2/too thing

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    orcs must die 2 just got announced and now i'm really excited.

    Woo! Enjoyed the first one

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    god, pokemon's gone so downhill

    it's tragic

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    orcs must die 2 just got announced and now i'm really excited.

    Woo! Enjoyed the first one

    it has co-op. player two plays as the sorceress.

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers

    Speed Racer on
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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    god, pokemon's gone so downhill

    it's tragic

    no it hasn't

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    pokemon is still great

    just, really really great

    you getting older has not made it worse

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Pokemon Silver was its peak and it's just gotten bad deal w/it

  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    Pokemon has gone downhill because they never made Pokemon Snap 2

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers
    meanwhile, I only cared about the main story
    and as far as I'm concerned, taking down Team Rocket in Johto was as good as it got

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Pokemon Silver was its peak and it's just gotten bad deal w/it

    nah

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  • HunteraHuntera Talk phobos to meRegistered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Pokemon Silver was its peak and it's just gotten bad deal w/it

    Adding the feature of online play automatically makes any pokemon game with it better than the others.

    So Soul Silver / Heart Gold should be considered The Best So Far.

    Though Black / White are perfectly fine.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Huntera wrote: »
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Pokemon Silver was its peak and it's just gotten bad deal w/it

    Adding the feature of online play automatically makes any pokemon game with it better than the others.

    So Soul Silver / Heart Gold should be considered The Best So Far.

    Though Black / White are perfectly fine.

    i don't have a router that's compatible with the DS soooooo

  • HunteraHuntera Talk phobos to meRegistered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Huntera wrote: »
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Pokemon Silver was its peak and it's just gotten bad deal w/it

    Adding the feature of online play automatically makes any pokemon game with it better than the others.

    So Soul Silver / Heart Gold should be considered The Best So Far.

    Though Black / White are perfectly fine.

    i don't have a router that's compatible with the DS soooooo

    Neither do I.

    Doesn't change the fact it makes it better.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    the latest main games are the best they've done in years

    the spin-offs have definitely gotten worse, though

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  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    I heard pokemon and showed up

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    pokemon silver was at its best when I was nine, says anti

    also, candy used to taste better and how come the playground equipment is so small these days

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    not being able to experience the entirety of the product doesn't render it bad. it's like if you didn't watch the entire movie and write it off as bad. Sure if at that point it had no redeeming qualities a good ending probably isn't going to sway you, but all the same you didn't get the full package.

    That said the last new pokemon i played was pearl and it brought back a whole shitton of childhood memories. enough that i bought heart gold and it was just as good as i remembered.

  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers

    Speed, just so you know.

    You're one of the people who I'd want to interview.

    Because even if I don't necessarily agree with your stance on Pokemon, I think you do a really good job explaining your opinions.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow- Good at the time, great start, not really fun to go back to
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal- Holy fucking shit this was amazing! Going to a brand new place with new and old pokemon, dealing with Team Rocket once and for all, fighting your mysterious rival who was a major jerk, exploring the Ruins of Alph, revisiting Kanto after a timeskip, the pokegear and radio stations, man oh man that game fucking ruled
    Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald- Better graphics, some good ideas though the story didn't feel as personal, too much surfing and diving.
    Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum- Too much grinding, some really bad pokemon designs, Team Galactic was menacing but eh.
    Pokemon Black/White- The worst one. The worst. Took all the grinding from 4 and made it worse, put in some absolutely heinous designs, and I didn't the story or how they handled rivals.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    pokemon silver was at its best when I was nine, says anti

    also, candy used to taste better and how come the playground equipment is so small these days

    dude, I kept playing that game for years afterward, and was still willing to replay it. all of the elements they introduced were so fucking good.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Anti, I think it is a sign of the craziness that you have played that much Pokemon.

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    anti you are objectively wrong about black and white being more grindy than dpp

    they specifically reworked the experience system to make it less grindy

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Anti, I think it is a sign of the craziness that you have played that much Pokemon.

    just because i happily put 200+ hours into silver, and meanwhile stuck out 100+ hours just to beat the elite four in diamond and pearl because THAT IS WHAT I DO. I WIN. I CONQUER.

    meanwhile, i couldn't even bring myself to grind enough to beat black/white. just. didn't. care.

  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Registered User regular
    fuck pokemon

    why should I have to wander around looking for these stupid fucking things

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers

    Speed, just so you know.

    You're one of the people who I'd want to interview.

    Because even if I don't necessarily agree with your stance on Pokemon, I think you do a really good job explaining your opinions.

    yayyyyy

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    pokemon B/W is actually very anti-grind

    pokemon of higher levels give you exponentially more experience, so it's super easy to bring up low-level pokes and far and away the best way to level is to advance in the story

    also the levels of the gym leaders and rivals and such follow a much more natural progression

    if you're even trying to "grind" in that game you're actually playing it very badly

  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    anti

    black and white introduced a pokemon that has no other purpose than to give massive amounts of xp

    it is literally found in every area of the game

    they give you an item partway through the story that gives you even more xp

    it isn't the grindiest at all

    agree re:rivals, though

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    BugBoy wrote: »
    anti

    black and white introduced a pokemon that has no other purpose than to give massive amounts of xp

    it is literally found in every area of the game

    literally never saw one outside of a trainer battle

    the grass never shook

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