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CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!


Agean90 posted:

people are at worst apathetic to anime they just respond poorly to the stuff that puts you on an fbi watchlist when you open the steam page

Iíve read something awful long enough to know that isnít really true. People have very, very strong opinions on anime

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Evil Fluffy
Jul 13, 2009

Scholars are some of the most pompous and pedantic people I've ever had the joy of meeting.

kirbysuperstar posted:

Racing Lagoon but with Vin Diesel

Vinitial Diesel

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






Agean90 posted:

people are at worst apathetic to anime they just respond poorly to the stuff that puts you on an fbi watchlist when you open the steam page

You think the FBI is waiting for you to see anime on the Steam storepage to watch every moment of your life?

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



WOAH WATCH OUT BRO THIS poo poo IS PUTTING ME ON AN FBI WATCHLIST

*pan to a fully clothed young girl in a game clearly aimed at young women*

grieving for Gandalf
Apr 22, 2008

Old school? New school?
Shit, I didn't go to school



Endorph posted:

WOAH WATCH OUT BRO THIS poo poo IS PUTTING ME ON AN FBI WATCHLIST

*pan to a fully clothed young girl in a game clearly aimed at young women*

lol I know where you're coming from but I will say that recently, there's been some games on the recommended section on Steam that were really disgusting looking. I'm sure that's what they're referring to

CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!


Considering some of the stuff that is apparently posted on Twitter without shame, I donít think FBI watch lists actually do anything

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



grieving for Gandalf posted:

lol I know where you're coming from but I will say that recently, there's been some games on the recommended section on Steam that were really disgusting looking. I'm sure that's what they're referring to
steams frustrating cause they let outright fetish porn games stay up but then random lesbian/gay romance games get taken down arbitrarily

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






Endorph posted:

WOAH WATCH OUT BRO THIS poo poo IS PUTTING ME ON AN FBI WATCHLIST

*pan to a fully clothed young girl in a game clearly aimed at young women*

All those hack game ads switch up their marketing language from 'you won't last 6 seconds playing this game!':

DON'T LET YOUR PHONE SEE YOU PLAY THIS GAME, YOU WILL GO TO JAIL!!!!!!!

*5'1 pirate lady being thrown down a flight of stairs from the knockback of a blunderbuss*

grieving for Gandalf
Apr 22, 2008

Old school? New school?
Shit, I didn't go to school



Endorph posted:

steams frustrating cause they let outright fetish porn games stay up but then random lesbian/gay romance games get taken down arbitrarily

that's awful. are they getting review bombed? what's the justification for that?

Evil Fluffy
Jul 13, 2009

Scholars are some of the most pompous and pedantic people I've ever had the joy of meeting.

Unless that anime game is pushing for social justice the FBI isn't going to give a poo poo.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



grieving for Gandalf posted:

that's awful. are they getting review bombed? what's the justification for that?
There's no justification, steam just does it. Near as anyone can tell, they have different people reviewing the games for approval, with no communal oversight, so what does/doesn't get let up is completely arbitrary. And most everyone is just rubberstamping everything, but there's one person who freaks out if they see a japanese school uniform even if it isn't in a game with anything sexual in it beyond some pg-13 flirting/romance. once something's up it tends to stay up but there's been scares with a few random games that are on there getting randomly threatened with takedowns and at least one completely non-pornographic lesbian romance game got denied despite a ton of way more pornographic vns going up before and after it. its stupid.

heck not exactly shedding tears for love lost on this one but i remember hearing about a porn game being unable to get its sequel approved by steam, even though the original game is up on steam and has the exact same kind of content. bizarre stuff and shows how completely arbitrary and random steam's approval process is, yet the difference between being approved and not approved is probably thousands of dollars of sales.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


CharlestheHammer posted:

Iíve read something awful long enough to know that isnít really true. People have very, very strong opinions on anime

everyone on something awful is in their 30s and still listening to smashing pumpkins, they're deranged

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



i dont think ive ever heard a smashing pumpkins song in my life

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


the world is a vampire
set to draiiiiiiiin

loquacius
Oct 21, 2008

IT'S INCISIVE COMMENTARY!


Snooze Cruise posted:

everyone on something awful is in their 30s and still listening to smashing pumpkins, they're deranged

if someone currently in their late teens or twenties was listening to smashing pumpkins that'd be a bigger red flag imo

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






Snooze Cruise posted:

everyone on something awful is in their 30s and still listening to smashing pumpkins, they're deranged

I'm one of the last remaining millenials still in their 20's on here, that's why my hot takes are so frustrating.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,



this is the man goons look up to!!

grieving for Gandalf
Apr 22, 2008

Old school? New school?
Shit, I didn't go to school



Billy Corgan's a freak now. or I guess always was. I'm not quite old enough to mind

secretly best girl
Mar 27, 2007

I see you choosing that other route. How dare you.

grieving for Gandalf posted:

Billy Corgan's a freak now. or I guess always was. I'm not quite old enough to mind

It was definitely "always" but you can get away with more when you dress like a cool Vampire LARPer in the 90s versus a steampunk tramp on Alex Jones in the 2010s with a string of failures three miles long in the rear view

Billy Corgan would have been a villain's lieutenant who dies to start act 4 and the final chapter of a JRPG and nobody would have batted an eye

Sakurazuka
Jan 24, 2004

NANI?



Endorph posted:

i dont think ive ever heard a smashing pumpkins song in my life

I remember the Watchmen movie trailer, that's it

loquacius
Oct 21, 2008

IT'S INCISIVE COMMENTARY!


this is an extremely specific culture war to find myself in the middle of

TheMightyBoops
Nov 1, 2016



I like Siamese Dream, but Iíd throw it directly in a fire for most even trash tier JRPGs.

loquacius
Oct 21, 2008

IT'S INCISIVE COMMENTARY!


Covers of Smashing Pumpkins have the potential to be way better than the originals just by nature of someone who isn't Billy Corgan doing vocals

like, check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE4bGwVJBZ8

ok though I'm done contributing to the derail

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


the synth is too loud on that or something.
i wasn't feeling it but then chorus kick up and it got stronger

loquacius
Oct 21, 2008

IT'S INCISIVE COMMENTARY!


Snooze Cruise posted:

the synth is too loud on that or something.
i wasn't feeling it but then chorus kick up and it got stronger

def the high point of the cover, yeah

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




The weirdest implication here is that Smashing Pumpkins fans aren't into anime.

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


oh, it's a song title. i was trying to figure out if those cats were conjoined twins since they clearly weren't siamese. a reference to a song makes much more sense.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


exquisite tea posted:

The weirdest implication here is that Smashing Pumpkins fans aren't into anime.

all because tom kenny is in the music video for tonight, tonight doesn't mean smashing pumpkin fans are into anime

isk
Oct 3, 2007

You don't want me owing you

loquacius posted:

Covers of Smashing Pumpkins have the potential to be way better than the originals just by nature of someone who isn't Billy Corgan doing vocals

Silversun Pickups is pretty much this in my book

Rascyc
Jan 23, 2008

Dissatisfied Puppy

Inspector Gesicht posted:

What nagging trends does Arise discard to make it more palatable to a new audience?

- No divisive mascot as best I can tell? There's an owl but all he does is go HOOT so I think that's fairly benign. Might be a land mine waiting for me I suppose?
- Lots of side quests are easy to find now, you can just bring up the fast travel list and cursor through the list for any quest markers and go quickly pick them up.
- Maps are on the smaller side, very easy and fast to get around. Maps are pretty decent too
- Retry options are good if you game over
- Skits don't seem to be missable, they pop back up in the camps and you can chain through them
- Crafting or whatever meta skill game is much simpler now, hardly need to explain it at this point
- Looks and sounds like a fairly modern game finally

Trends that still remain:

- Extremely slow start
- Controls are responsive but still feels it could've benefited from one more button on the controller
- AI is a little better but melee still routinely feeds (defensive accessories helps a lot here though)
- Battles can get extremely flashy so it's easy to lose track of what's going on exactly

Acerbatus
Jun 26, 2020

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Endorph posted:

i dont think ive ever heard a smashing pumpkins song in my life

I'm pretty sure bullet with butterfly wings was in one of the guitar heroes, but I can't blame anyone for blanking that out

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Honestly tales mascots arent usually that annoying, teepo and bienfu are the two pushiest ones. Zesty didnt have one, Mieu is pretty much just a normal character, noishe, repede, quickie, and rolo are all just silent animals, and a lot of tales games dont even have one, like graces. Unless people have strong feelings on the weird monkey from innocence i think just xillia and bersy being close together made people think it was more common than it is.

Rascyc
Jan 23, 2008

Dissatisfied Puppy

Yeah I agree, honestly pretty happy with all of the cast

Tired Moritz
Mar 25, 2012

wish Lowtax would get tired of YOUR POSTS

(n o i c e)


Endorph posted:

Honestly tales mascots arent usually that annoying, teepo and bienfu are the two pushiest ones. Zesty didnt have one, Mieu is pretty much just a normal character, noishe, repede, quickie, and rolo are all just silent animals, and a lot of tales games dont even have one, like graces. Unless people have strong feelings on the weird monkey from innocence i think just xillia and bersy being close together made people think it was more common than it is.

and zesty is the worst?? maybe mascots are GOOD.

Sab Sabbington
Sep 18, 2016

In my restless dreams I see that town...

Flagstaff, Arizona


Started working my way through Arise after only really playing Berseria--and loving it--and god drat, this game rips.

CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!


Rascyc posted:

- No divisive mascot as best I can tell? There's an owl but all he does is go HOOT so I think that's fairly benign. Might be a land mine waiting for me I suppose?
- Lots of side quests are easy to find now, you can just bring up the fast travel list and cursor through the list for any quest markers and go quickly pick them up.
- Maps are on the smaller side, very easy and fast to get around. Maps are pretty decent too
- Retry options are good if you game over
- Skits don't seem to be missable, they pop back up in the camps and you can chain through them
- Crafting or whatever meta skill game is much simpler now, hardly need to explain it at this point
- Looks and sounds like a fairly modern game finally

Trends that still remain:

- Extremely slow start
- Controls are responsive but still feels it could've benefited from one more button on the controller
- AI is a little better but melee still routinely feeds (defensive accessories helps a lot here though)
- Battles can get extremely flashy so it's easy to lose track of what's going on exactly

Your the first person Iíve seen say it was slow.

In fact most say itís to fast

Morpheus
Apr 18, 2008

My favourite little monsters


Yeah the game has like one part where you're walking through a slave camp, maybe a cutscene or two more, then suddenly you're on the way to take down a slave Lord of fire land.

Reik
Mar 8, 2004

Yuo think you can take me? ill eat ur dumb werewolf ass alive, loser.

Barudak posted:

The Fast and the Furious franchise needs an Onsen scene

It's called Golden Kamuy.

Delsaber
Oct 1, 2013

This may or may not be correct.



One weird trick: compare the opening hours of every new RPG to Suikoden V and nothing will ever feel too slow again

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Barudak
May 7, 2007



Delsaber posted:

One weird trick: compare the opening hours of every new RPG to Suikoden V and nothing will ever feel too slow again

Dragon Quest 7 is definitely up there too. If Ichiban in Yakuza 7 had gotten a copy of that he would have needed more time in prison to finish it

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