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    Finished chapter 2 in Paper Mario and really enjoying myself to the point that even though my special edition of Ghost of Tsushima finally arrived I think I'll finish up Paper Mario first. A nice option that unlocks halfway through chapter 2 is the "Puzzle Solver". When this option is turned on when in battle it will mark the ideal placement for enemies with red circles. This doesn't solve the puzzle for you but it least shows you what you should be working towards which is a great help for someone like me who has trouble with these kinds of puzzles. The best part is that there are zero penalties for turning this option on.

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    Nintendo needs to put more emphasis on filler games between their big releases. They've got so many great IP's that should be utilized and making good quality Switch games wouldn't take as much effort.

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    I bought the new Paper Mario and actually like it quite a bit. The battles are actually pretty fun and the boss battles are even better, even if the game seems pretty easy (I just finished the first chapter with the red streamer just a few minutes ago). I heard people say that the battling gets tiresome pretty quickly, but I haven't had that experience yet. Most of the battles are pretty quick, I find them pretty fun, and you have more than enough opportunities to ignore a lot of them if you just want to get past an area you already explored. I don't know if the trend continues, but at certain points you can just one shot mobs if you attack them in the open world with a well placed jump or hammer attack, just eliminating the possibility of a battle. It gives you a fraction of the XP (coins), but it's an option. So yeah, options exist to ignore a lot of battles in this game if you choose too.

    All in all the games really pretty to look at and there's loads of puzzles and collectible items along the way. I'm not the same person I was when I was a teenager where I have to completely 100% every game, but the games fun enough that I'll try to fully explore each area before moving on. I won't sit there trying to find every single collectible possible (not even sure if it's possible without backtracking with power ups in the future), but the games fun enough to not blitz completely through it.

    I wouldn't necessarily call this a true RPG, but it's still a pretty good game. It's not the best Paper Mario game, but it's far from the worst in the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tojara View Post

    I wouldn't necessarily call this a true RPG, but it's still a pretty good game. It's not the best Paper Mario game, but it's far from the worst in the series.
    Definitely not an RPG, more of an adventure game with turn-based combat. Which is fine, I don't think it's any worse off from not having those RPG elements.

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    In case you guys missed it we're in the middle of a global pandemic that has effected game development and Nintendo can't stock Switch's fast enough to keep up with demand. And we're sitting here wondering why they are so silent? lol...

    You're gonna get Bravely Default 2 and probably a Mario game(35th anniversary so I would almost guarantee this) and that will be it for major games published by Nintendo this year. Maybe they will be able to sneak another game in but I wouldn't count on it.
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    leakers were right, but its a 10 minute mini direct so i dont expect a whole lot

    Bd2, rf5, bayo 3, nmh3, maybe smt5, but no mp4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    leakers were right, but its a 10 minute mini direct so i dont expect a whole lot

    Bd2, rf5, bayo 3, nmh3, maybe smt5, but no mp4
    I don't expect Bayonetta 3 or SMT5 but would be happy to be wrong. BD2 is probably a lock since it's near finished and needs a release date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    leakers were right, but its a 10 minute mini direct so i dont expect a whole lot

    Bd2, rf5, bayo 3, nmh3, maybe smt5, but no mp4
    It's a "Partner Showcase" so i'm not sure if Bayonetta 3 would fit the bill, with they themselves being the publisher. While the others are more likely, since they merely are Switch (timed?) exclusive with no further involvement of Nintendo.
    And man... if they actually show some SMT5... that's all one can wish for, even though i have this doubt they'll show us anything before 2031

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakzor View Post
    It's a "Partner Showcase" so i'm not sure if Bayonetta 3 would fit the bill, with they themselves being the publisher. While the others are more likely, since they merely are Switch (timed?) exclusive with no further involvement of Nintendo.
    And man... if they actually show some SMT5... that's all one can wish for, even though i have this doubt they'll show us anything before 2031
    Nintendo will publish all of those games but SMT5 in the west. But you're right Bayonetta 3 is different in that they not only publish it but they are the executive producers of it so just like Bayonetta 2 or Astral Chain its basically considered a first party game even though Platinum is technically a partner.

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    Might swap mayo 3 for doom then. I dunno, im not that excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    If you think a lump of plastic crap that you'll get bored of within several minutes is as versatile and entertaining as a game console, then I don't know what to tell you.
    Sooo plastic usage is only ok if you are ok with it ? What a retarded statement, congratz.
    Quote Originally Posted by primalmatter View Post
    nazi is not the abbreviation of national socialism....
    When googling 4 letters is asking too much fact-checking.

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    That was terrible except smt 3hd and 5 next year babbyeyeyyeh

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    Welp, Atlus revealed more of SMT, given their usual glacial pace compared to the rest of the industry at this point its fair to say MP4 and Bayo 3 were just mass hallucinations and dont exist.
    http://theeorzeanfrontier.blogspot.co.uk/ Neckbeard rambling about this weeaboo trash

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    Simultaneous worldwide release for an Atlus game, no less? Man that's a shock right there.

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    Now that was a few trailers and announcement that could've been done via twitter or dropping the trailers on youtube. Only SMT5 and Nocturne HD were really something more interesting. DLC for Cadence is ok for a direct mini, but the other 2...
    Luckily i wasn't really expecting anything big.
    But did we switch timelines where an ATLUS game gets a worldwide release?!

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    Japans direct got atelier ryza 2 but you dweebs dont care about that anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    Japans direct got atelier ryza 2 but you dweebs dont care about that anyway
    More importantly than that the JP direct got an actual date for sakuna hime which is something I've been waiting years for. Only 4 more months to go now which is absolutely great. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike Ryza, but "this winter" makes me feel like it's 2021 so I'm not very hyped on that front. Sakuna hime is where my hype goes to. That and yomi wo saku hana which quite honestly could have made the JP direct but for some reason wasn't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    Japans direct got atelier ryza 2 but you dweebs dont care about that anyway
    thick thighs will save 2020
    http://theeorzeanfrontier.blogspot.co.uk/ Neckbeard rambling about this weeaboo trash

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    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    thick thighs will save 2020
    probably only in japan in 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    Japans direct got atelier ryza 2 but you dweebs dont care about that anyway
    i always wanted to give the atelier series a try, but with a million entries ... where is the best place to start?

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