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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
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    Dan brought the hot chip to the New Day Podcast and ruins two men's lives

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Ooh, a Doom Eternal Quicklook.

    ...hosted by Brad...

    ...Featuring Brad, and only Brad...

    Damn you, Coronavirus!!!

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    Ooh, a Doom Eternal Quicklook.

    ...hosted by Brad...

    ...Featuring Brad, and only Brad...

    Damn you, Coronavirus!!!

    Seriously, should've had Jeff on there remotely.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    How old school of them. Quick Looks used to be solo and actually quick. And hell, they had commentary after the fact.

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Johnny V is one of the hosts of the new Nintendo Indie World showcase, if you wanna hear him:

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    oh boo he's not in front of the camera at all

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Since when did we decide Bubble Bobble is a bad game?

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Since when did we decide Bubble Bobble is a bad game?

    Yeah, I was thrown off when I saw clips of Abby and Vinny playing it and declaring it to be a bad game. It's not a favorite of mine by any stretch, but I'm not willing to call it bad.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    I dunno, the game controls like dogshit. I'm willing to call it a bad game that I still enjoy playing.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    I think I'll label bubble bobble as a game that aged poorly.

    That music loop is insanity inducing at the very least.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited March 18
    Since when did we decide Bubble Bobble is a bad game?

    it's bad because they aren't playing Bust-A-Move, the superior Bub and Bob game!

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    I don't think Bubble Bobble is varied enough to play for 100 levels, however I see nothing wrong with its controls (and the song is great). I mean, if we want to retroactively declare all games with deliberate controls and mechanics designed around them, like the entirety of the G'n'G series, to be dogshit we can go there I guess.

  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Registered User regular
    The Bubble Bobble music is burnt into my soul

    It's probably going to pop into my head moments before I die


  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    You know, Bubble Bobble occupies the same spot in my brain where Adventures of Lolo resides. Games that were "acclaimed" in the magazines back in the day but I never really liked.

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    Bubble Bobble's enjoyment is heavily dependant on having a second player. My borthers and I played way too much of it growing up.

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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    Unlimited continues combined with unlimited time as a kid means I played a ton of Bubble Bubble with relatives.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    Watching Jan discover Bloodborne and find out piece by piece how the systems and world and whatnot works is pretty awesome.

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    I think he said he's never played a soulslike before so yeah it's interesting seeing him figure out everything.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited March 19
    Watching Jan discover Bloodborne and find out piece by piece how the systems and world and whatnot works is pretty awesome.

    I just can't. It's a me problem, not a him problem, but when I watch people who are not steeped in Soulsboornekiro knowledge my backseat gamer takes over and I just can't. I'm super glad he's enjoying it though. Bloodborne is still in my opinion the height of From's powers and I think he chose wisely on which game to finally jump whole hog in to.

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    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Watching Jan discover Bloodborne and find out piece by piece how the systems and world and whatnot works is pretty awesome.

    I just can't. It's a me problem, not a him problem, but when I watch people who are not steeped in Soulsboornekiro knowledge my backseat gamer takes over and I just can't. I'm super glad he's enjoying it though, Bloodborne is still in my opinion the height of From's powers and I think he chose wisely on which game to finally jump whole hog in to.

    I wonder if he'll make it past Gascoigne or give up there. That's the real test. If you can make it past Gascoigne, you have enough of a handle on the systems in the game to make it through the rest of it.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited March 19
    Watching the Cleric Beast fight, he's just not aggressive enough. I get the extinct to do that, but I wish chat would tell him that he needs to be way more in the Cleric Beast's face, circle dodging his feet, etc.

    The good news is that Bloodborne will teach you this or you will quit. There is little in between. Either you learn to be aggressive and take the fight to the enemy or you'll just get super frustrated and not want to play. It's one of the things I think Bloodborne does much better than Dark Souls. It forces you to confront the way the game wants you to play and reprimands you with failure if you don't start to take on a more aggressive stance.

    Hugo Martin talks about this a lot with Doom 2016 / Doom Eternal. Doom 2016 was too forgiving on allowing the player to play "wrong" and still be successful. I think there's a clear parallel there between Dark Souls and Bloodborne.

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    Man there's a barrage of games coming out that I want to play and I still haven't cleared my backlog. Trials of Mana, Doom Eternal, Resident Evil 3, FF7R. And I'm still playing DQXI.

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    Man there's a barrage of games coming out that I want to play and I still haven't cleared my backlog. Trials of Mana, Doom Eternal, Resident Evil 3, FF7R. And I'm still playing DQXI.

    Is it even possible for one to clear a backlog? I just buy new stuff and hope I'm invested enough to finish it as I wander through life in a malaise.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Yeah, near the end of Bloodborne Identity episode 2, Jan had just figured out that parrying with the gun was a game mechanic.

    It's actually a little surprising how little he knows about the game even from cultural osmosis (he was surprised that you couldn't pause the game like you can in modern Souls-likes, like Sekiro and Nioh)

    But he knows from Sekiro that you have to be aggressive and "get up in that ass" so there's still hope.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited March 19


    ben building gunpla while hanging out in skype with jeff, vinny and brad.

    e: or https://www.giantbomb.com/chat/ if you're cool

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    Huh, apparently Abby has nude/lewd art on her wall. Neato.

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  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    like a proper new yorker

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    Man, I think Doom Eternal is going to go the same route as Hitman 2. Depending on what comes next this year, I doubt this one makes it even to the top 10.
    I'm no pro gamer, but I think they went a bit overboard in the difficulty department. I don't recall having THIS much issues in Hurt Me Plenty. I'm currently past the Cultist Base but we'll see.

    I mean with all the free time I have between juggling homework with my kids and Covid, Doom has been fine.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    It sounds like "No, you're playing it wrong" was a design philosophy this time around. Every interview says they made this one more combat puzzle-y and balancing plates, whereas they found DOOM 2016 too easy for people to just stick with one gun and never stop using it.

    They went Sekiro with DOOM Eternal.

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    IMHO that works if you have time to think about the situation. But the mobs here are too relentless. Also, not only do you have to switch your weapon, you have to have the correct mod which also takes time. Add to that a bunch of them are hit this spot with a precision weapon while zoomed in and it's asking quite a lot more than Doom 2016.

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    I'll add that even Sekiro doesn't ask you that much. Well to my skill level at least. You usually have to select from 3 situations against bosses vs where I'm at in Doom: 5 weapons with 2 mods each (except the Super Shotgun), or grenade, or flame.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Hey here's me, an old man yelling at shareware: That does not sound like DOOM to me. 2016 stuck that amazing balance but unfortunately sure sounds like they went too far with this one.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    I'm playing Eternal at the fucking easiest level and it's still a challenge but I'm having fun instead of feeling frustrated. Would recommend

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular

    Interesting

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    Everything I've heard about Doom Eternal so far makes it sound good, but very much Not For Me (tm).

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  • reVersereVerse Registered User regular
    edited March 21
    The main thing I've noticed about Doom Eternal is that whoever wrote it seems to have really liked the story in Diablo 3. "Doomslayer! This demon will be your end! Ah, I see you have destroyed my mighty demon. Nevertheless, this new demon shall be your undoing. Ohoo, foiled again! But, this next demon..."

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    reVerse wrote: »
    The main thing I've noticed about Doom Eternal is that whoever wrote it seems to have really liked the story in Diablo 3. "Doomslayer! This demon will be your end! Ah, I see you have destroyed my mighty demon. Nevertheless, this new demon shall be your undoing. Ohoo, foiled again! But, this next demon..."

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