1. #31581
    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    Hue, but actually i thought games between 2007-2016 were awful with a few exceptions. Since janurary 2017 on the day that re7, berseria, yakuza 0 and 2.8 came out, i feel we're in a silver age of gaming. If western games could go back to being good, that'd be great
    2nd half of gen 8 is when Japanese devs finally got out of their long ass slump that started with HD gaming in gen 7. Gaming has definitely turned around big time since then.

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    I will say I do think that Western gaming has gotten worse. Bioware, Bethesda, and Blizzard who were some of the best developers in the world in the 2000s are now all pretty bad/mediocre. The only western devs that I think are amazing still are most of Sony's first party studios and Rockstar. I think the problem is that a lot of Western devs are really obsessed with high fidelity massive open worlds, whereas other than like Square Enix, most Japanese devs are focused more on the quality of the experience. Persona 5 is never going to be the most impressive game graphically, but I'd take that any day over AC: Valhalla or whatever.

    Japanese devs are definitely carrying right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppincaps View Post
    Japanese devs are definitely carrying right now.
    Yea, exact opposite of gen 7 where western devs where carrying as you kind of noted already. Japanese devs took awhile to adjust to HD development, but once they did they have been a factory of quality gems while the west seems to be more worried about who can make the biggest emptiest world or what features they can add to their games to make it a GAAS.

    There is still some quality western devs out there like Insomniac but most of them seem to take years to release a whole lot of nothing anymore

  4. #31584
    Quote Originally Posted by Tech614 View Post
    Considering the stories are irrelevant and all the characters are tropes, not really. Just play 4 again if you have the itch and save the money. There is enough unique content in 4S that I highly doubt any sane gamer who hasn't spent 500 hours with it has seen it all anyways. If it was $30 it might be a different story but its $50 lmao.
    Nah it's nice to have something new to play. You can only replay the same game so many times.

  5. #31585
    Quote Originally Posted by everydaygamer View Post
    Nah it's nice to have something new to play. You can only replay the same game so many times.
    There are plenty of new games to play this summer and fall, don't need to spend $50 on a meh game just to play a new game. If you have the itch for the genre, 4S is a better game in every shape and form and has more unique content on a 2nd playthru than RF5 does on a first.

    Its funny what I was saying above about western games kind of applies to RF5 even though it's Japanese. "Lets make everything bigger" yea and now it's empty with no content. Game isn't just worse than 4S or base 4, it's far worse than RF3 even.

    I'll spend money on XC3 and SH2 this summer and maybe a few others. 60 fps is not going to magically make RF5 a good game, in fact it's a shitty one and one of the worst of it's kind.
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    I dont think rf5 was amazing but the femc had a cute hat and that was enough for me

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    Since the Wii U eShop is shutting down, I decided to pick up Xenoblade Chronicles X and download the data packs before they disappear forever. Paid 80 bucks for a shiny brand new copy which actually didn't seem that bad all things considered. It's the Saudi Arabia version though (the amazon store page did not mention that at all). Luckily everything, including the case, is in English and it works on my Wii U, so thank god for that.

    Probably gonna jailbreak my 3DS tonight, because apparently it's really easy and is actually a very good "emulator" for SNES, GBA, and NDS games. I put emulator in quotes, because technically it's not emulating the GBA and NDS games, only the SNES games.

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    Can Advance Wars release already? I swear to god Nintendo is just going to make me not buy it at this rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Can Advance Wars release already? I swear to god Nintendo is just going to make me not buy it at this rate.
    Should be soon. The war has fallen out of vouge and they want their roi

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    Jailbreaking my 3ds is probably the best decision I've ever made, mainly because now I can put Rom hacks on it. Already got Pokemon Unbound up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppincaps View Post
    Since the Wii U eShop is shutting down, I decided to pick up Xenoblade Chronicles X and download the data packs before they disappear forever. Paid 80 bucks for a shiny brand new copy which actually didn't seem that bad all things considered. It's the Saudi Arabia version though (the amazon store page did not mention that at all). Luckily everything, including the case, is in English and it works on my Wii U, so thank god for that.

    Probably gonna jailbreak my 3DS tonight, because apparently it's really easy and is actually a very good "emulator" for SNES, GBA, and NDS games. I put emulator in quotes, because technically it's not emulating the GBA and NDS games, only the SNES games.
    Just got myself a copy of Xenoblade X as well and a Wii U. Was hopeful they would port it to the Switch, but I gave up. Would've loved to grab the special edition, but as much as I love the series, it's way too pricey.

    Wii U was only $60 because it was "overheating". I was fully prepared to open it up to put in new thermal paste and a new thermal pad, but the good ole vacuum+compressed air was good enough. Seller must have really not cared for the thing.

    Enjoying X so far, but people weren't joking about the small text, makes me feel like I need an eye exam. Hopefully I beat it before 3 comes out.

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    It was more important to make XCDE than port XCX tbh since if XCX plays into the greater narrative its chronologically after XC3 anyways since nothing else would make sense. I think when they do port X they want to make a full DE again and not just a straight port, to give the entire series continuity and the same "look".

  13. #31593
    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    Should be soon. The war has fallen out of vouge and they want their roi
    You dont actually believe that "muhkraine" bullshit excuse, do you?

    The game just wasnt finished. Simple as.

    They're rushing things for some reason.

    Xenoblade 3 is also being rushed out. Thats the reason the CE is dogshit this time. No time. Fuck, you dont even get the CE contents on game release, they send it months later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzaga View Post
    You dont actually believe that "muhkraine" bullshit excuse, do you?

    The game just wasnt finished. Simple as.

    They're rushing things for some reason.

    Xenoblade 3 is also being rushed out. Thats the reason the CE is dogshit this time. No time. Fuck, you dont even get the CE contents on game release, they send it months later.
    Xenoblade 3 isn't being rushed, it got moved from Sep to July because Splatoon 3 couldn't make the summer so they didn't have the manufacturing ready for the CE. This is fairly obvious if you paid attention to literally anything Nintendo.

    Your entire post reads like someone clueless on the fact Nintendo sits on finished games all the time looking for perfect release windows and only their absolute heaviest hitting games are sent out exactly when they're ready.

    But hey, 2 post account coming with the amazing conspiracy theory that Nintendo used the real life war as an excuse to delay an unfinished game, what a cutie we have here. At least post that tin foil on your main account.

  15. #31595
    Quote Originally Posted by everydaygamer View Post
    Rune Factory 5 is officially coming to PC.


    Will be nice to play it with more than 20fps.
    Lol. Lmao even. You actually think the problem is the hardware, dont you?
    Oh you poor naive fuckwit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech614 View Post
    Xenoblade 3 isn't being rushed, it got moved from Sep to July because Splatoon 3 couldn't make the summer so they didn't have the manufacturing ready for the CE. This is fairly obvious if you paid attention to literally anything Nintendo.

    Your entire post reads like someone clueless on the fact Nintendo sits on finished games all the time looking for perfect release windows and only their absolute heaviest hitting games are sent out exactly when they're ready.

    But hey, 2 post account coming with the amazing conspiracy theory that Nintendo used the real life war as an excuse to delay an unfinished game, what a cutie we have here. At least post that tin foil on your main account.
    "it didnt get rushed but it got rushed"

    Ok retard.

    "a company would never lie"
    Hmmm, what sounds better, admitting incompetence and having to apologize for delaying, or using [insert current event] to virtue signla AND use it as an excuse as to why you're delaying your game. Nah, a company with ties to the yakuza would never do that :^)
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  16. #31596
    Quote Originally Posted by Poppincaps View Post
    I will say I do think that Western gaming has gotten worse. Bioware, Bethesda, and Blizzard who were some of the best developers in the world in the 2000s are now all pretty bad/mediocre. The only western devs that I think are amazing still are most of Sony's first party studios and Rockstar. I think the problem is that a lot of Western devs are really obsessed with high fidelity massive open worlds, whereas other than like Square Enix, most Japanese devs are focused more on the quality of the experience. Persona 5 is never going to be the most impressive game graphically, but I'd take that any day over AC: Valhalla or whatever.

    Japanese devs are definitely carrying right now.
    Think it really depends what kind of game you play and what style you enjoy more than anything else. I look at my installed Steam games and it's all stuff I play at least semi-regularly and the only two Japanese ones are Sekiro and Elden Ring. Rest, including Doom Eternal, Hades, Hollow Knight, God of War, Subnautica, two Total Wars, Disco Elysium, and Deep Rock Galactic are all Western, fairly recent and darn good. But definitely in terms of RPGs and open world games Japan has been doing a lot of stuff while with some exceptions AAA Western devs have mostly tried to out-Skyrim Skyrim to quite mixed results. The indie scene is far more vibrant thankfully which is why I'm always confused when people say there's nothing good that gets released anymore. Maybe if you limit your horizons to Call of Duty #21 and AssCreed #16. I don't have the time to play half the games I want to play half as much as I want to myself.

    My Switch mostly exists to play Smash with a friend and replay Metroid Dread. Then again I generally don't like JRPGs but I gotta get my hands on Persona 5 at some point or another.
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  17. #31597
    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzaga View Post
    "it didnt get rushed but it got rushed"

    Ok retard.
    Oh look at this throwaway account cutie, moving a game from Sep to July only implies it's rushed if the game wouldn't already be ready for a July release. I know this must be a complicated concept for you to grasp but when Splatoon was slated to be a summer release there was no way in hell Nintendo was going to release XC3 at almost the exact same time.

  18. #31598
    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzaga View Post
    You dont actually believe that "muhkraine" bullshit excuse, do you?

    The game just wasnt finished. Simple as.

    They're rushing things for some reason.
    Sure, because the first mission being literally "totally not russia" invading a country just as they fucking did irl would have gone super well with no backlash and it's simply "not finished"...

    Did you even think of maybe they don't want to release at the worst time possible and avoid a total PR disaster? That'd be reviving a series and immediately gutting it with a machete
    Not the first time a game is held back cause of real world events that would just be bad taste to release/release as is

    Lol. Lmao even. You actually think the problem is the hardware, dont you?
    Oh you poor naive fuckwit.
    Yes, hardware IS a part of its subpar performance. PCs are often WAY beefier, so they can likely just bruteforce the framerates to a higher and more stable level, despite the game not being well optimized
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  19. #31599
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakzor View Post
    Sure, because the first mission being literally "totally not russia" invading a country just as they fucking did irl would have gone super well with no backlash and it's simply "not finished"...

    Did you even think of maybe they don't want to release at the worst time possible and avoid a total PR disaster? That'd be reviving a series and immediately gutting it with a machete
    Not the first time a game is held back cause of real world events that would just be bad taste to release/release as is
    Dude literally doesn't even know the history because it's not even the first time Advanced Wars was delayed due to real life events(let alone any other game). Game came out Sep 10th 2001 in the US, we all know what happened the next day which led to the european release that was supposed to come out later that week being delayed for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppincaps View Post
    Jailbreaking my 3ds is probably the best decision I've ever made, mainly because now I can put Rom hacks on it. Already got Pokemon Unbound up and running.
    Another fun thing you can do is overclock it and do custom themes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzaga View Post
    You dont actually believe that "muhkraine" bullshit excuse, do you?

    The game just wasnt finished. Simple as.

    They're rushing things for some reason.

    Xenoblade 3 is also being rushed out. Thats the reason the CE is dogshit this time. No time. Fuck, you dont even get the CE contents on game release, they send it months later.
    Yes. I don't know why you dont just stay on 4chan though

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