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Basic Chunnel
Sep 21, 2010

Jesus! Jesus Christ! Say his name! Jesus! Jesus! Come down now!



Wait did people here really think the tutorial popups were part of the standard UI

The real problem with the animation is that you've got a pretty wide range of motion that's still beholden to collision detection. That's something you can hide reasonably well in, say, a boxing game, where range of movement is exceedingly tight. But to have guys running around the ring and flying into each other necessarily requires transitions that can't really be all that smooth. There does appear to be new animation in movement - Cesaro coming off the turnbuckle, for example, or the removal of the "dude jerks prone as he's kicked while getting up" issue that's been there since the first Smackdown.

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triplexpac
Mar 24, 2007

Suck it
Two tears in a bucket
And then another thing
I'm not the one they'll try their luck with
Hit hard like brass knuckles
See your face through the turnbuckle dude
I got no love for you


Daniel Bryan posted:

WWE SuperCard!

Releases tonight on iOS.

I know this is going to be a huge money sink but... I love those drat F2P iOS games. I'm in!

Daniel Bryan
May 23, 2006

GOAT


triplexpac posted:

I know this is going to be a huge money sink but... I love those drat F2P iOS games. I'm in!

Also going to be released on Android and Kindle Fire tomorrow.

Astro7x
Aug 4, 2004
Thinks It's All Real

Davros1 posted:

There's no longer an AKI, that's why. Though I've wondered why no one has ever bought the engine and used it as a basis for a wrestling game.

I do not understand why they have not attempted to basically recreate No Mercy as a cheap digital only title. With poor low quality characters and all. Didn't that just happen with RBI Baseball? NBA Jam and NFL Blitz were also brought back as barebones digital games

Ultra realism does not make these games fun.

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!


Astro7x posted:

I do not understand why they have not attempted to basically recreate No Mercy as a cheap digital only title. With poor low quality characters and all. Didn't that just happen with RBI Baseball? NBA Jam and NFL Blitz were also brought back as barebones digital games

All three sucked out loud.

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011


Daniel Bryan posted:

Also going to be released on Android and Kindle Fire tomorrow.

gently caress! I was about to be all smug with my super ancient iphone that I barely have any apps on aside from quality of life things but if it's on my Kindle I kinda have to at least check it out.

KungFu Grip
Jun 18, 2008

HUSS
HUSS
HUSS


The company that was AKI still exists just makes shovel ware lovely games while still owning the rights to the AKI engine.

RBX
Jan 2, 2011



We're all gonna buy it anyway stop lying marks.

BigRed0427
Mar 22, 2007

There's no one I'd rather be than me.


triplexpac posted:

I know this is going to be a huge money sink but... I love those drat F2P iOS games. I'm in!

Bring on the F2P Time sinks!

Do your cards earn experience like in those Star Wars and Dragon Age games?

Daniel Bryan
May 23, 2006

GOAT


BigRed0427 posted:

Bring on the F2P Time sinks!

Do your cards earn experience like in those Star Wars and Dragon Age games?

Yes, but only through training them with other cards.

Supersonic Shine
Oct 13, 2012


KungFu Grip posted:

The company that was AKI still exists just makes shovel ware lovely games while still owning the rights to the AKI engine.
It's also been renamed Syn Sophia and has not made anything since 2012.

Neurotic Roleplay
May 20, 2005



Isn't there also a lack of puro games right now too?

Nut Bunnies
May 24, 2005



Fun Shoe

89 posted:

The HBK/HHH feud is a bit of an interesting choice.

Interesting in that I bet they were nearly contractually obligated to include HHH in a rivalry, and why not make it his most masturbatory one

Snacksmaniac
Jan 12, 2008



triplexpac posted:

I know this is going to be a huge money sink but... I love those drat F2P iOS games. I'm in!

Same. What's wrong with me

Tato
Jun 19, 2001

DIRECTIVE 236: Promote pro-social values


From the observer:

quote:

WWE video game sales are actually up from last year even though company revenue is down and talent royalty payments are way down. The difference is the deal structure.

So no matter how much the game sells, it appears the time of big royalty checks is gone for the wrestlers.

Fly Ricky
May 7, 2009

The Wine Taster

I'm 20-0 in this stupid WWE card game and I can't stop playing. At this point I think I'd like the paywall to hit to force me to.

Solomonic
Jan 3, 2008

INCIPIT SANTA


petewhitley posted:

I'm 20-0 in this stupid WWE card game

Brock Lesnar incoming

Perigryn
Oct 22, 2010

TaJaaaaadoruuuuu

Solomonic posted:

Brock Lesnar incoming
21-Bo

Basic Chunnel
Sep 21, 2010

Jesus! Jesus Christ! Say his name! Jesus! Jesus! Come down now!



Following from God of Paradise' post I restarted my TEW game such that my fed had better momentum (B-, up from E) and it's definitely a lot more straightforward, my guys aren't stalling and my main events are getting over into the B range, which is good. Main attraction is Drew Mac vs. "The Nature Boy" Adam Pierce, but Pierce is getting run ragged so I'm adding Mason Ryan in as a minor player in their feud so it can be maintained. My momentum is slowly bleeding month-to-month, however, even as my shows are doing good ratings, since I'm coming out in the middle of the pack in regional battles.

I decided to approximate TNA's current situation by using the in-game editor to cut their current funds by 75%, so they cut a bunch of their roster and I picked up a few Von Erichs, who I'm grooming to feud with a few young and previously unemployed Harts. At least in the July 2014 real world mod I'm using, Brent Albrecht is a really good main eventer for small companies - he's reasonably skilled, comes cheaply at about $550 per appearance (with neutral negotiating skill) and still seems to be on the upswing at 35 - he's improving in every match he has against skilled opponents. He'll be a good main event heel in the mid-future.

Meanwhile, CHIKARA is goosing ratings by consistently running backstage angles featuring Scott Hall and Vince Russo that is ultimately the fun of simulation games like this - it's sort of like dwarf fortress, you run it and just see what the game engine decides to put together and sometimes the results are dumbfounding.

Anyway, I'm in the minority on this but reading the IGN article on the WWE2k15 gameplay has me kind of optimistic, in that what annoys me most about WWE14 and games prior is the pacing of it. I do really enjoy the WWE PPV main event match psychology, when really done right, and past games (save No Mercy and its ilk) couldn't really capture that. The stamina system described gives me hope in that regard.

Like I keep thinking back on EA's Fight Night games on the 360, and how the most fun (and frustrating, but in a good way) parts of that game were the long wars of attrition you'd get into in later rounds, when both fighters are thoroughly gassed and your hooks just lightly *tap* against your opponent's face, until an opening appears for one semi-solid punch to send your opponent crashing. You don't really get that sense of strenuous battle in WWE games. Even Fire Pro, a game more fast-paced than any modern WWE game, typically features mutual collapse after big moves in the latter part of a match, and that makes a difference even when lulls in the action last a second or two. It sounds like that's what the stamina system is trying to introduce, and if they succeed then this is a game I'll probably love.

As for the rock-paper-scissors system, it could end up playing badly, but at this point 2k14's reversal system feels just as sour as the endless chain reversals of games prior - you don't get those endless stretches of no moves pulled, but at the same time it was hard to set a reversal frequency that was challenging but not prohibitive. When you grappled, you pressed a button and the dice determined whether or not you'd hit the move, and after awhile, as reversal odds crept up to keep the game competitive, it got frustrating to succeed at the whims of the die as move after move got reversed. A more involved grappling system could alleviate that.

Basic Chunnel fucked around with this message at Aug 14, 2014 around 06:39

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


Basic Chunnel posted:

Meanwhile, CHIKARA is goosing ratings by consistently running backstage angles featuring Scott Hall and Vince Russo that is ultimately the fun of simulation games like this - it's sort of like dwarf fortress, you run it and just see what the game engine decides to put together and sometimes the results are dumbfounding.

Shima Honnou
Dec 1, 2010

The Once And Future King Of Detroit





College Slice


The best possible string of events. Wish the match with DB got a B+.

Abrasive Obelisk
May 2, 2013

I joined th
ROVPACK IN THE HOOUUUUSE!

he still knows...



Who won the rumble?

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


It's March 2015 and Stardust is a main eventer. The commentary team for PPVs is Joey Styles, Byron Saxton, and somehow Bad News Barrett who is also a main eventer. Truly the best of all possible worlds.

Abrasive Obelisk posted:

Who won the rumble?

Face Alberto Del Rio.

Luigi Thirty fucked around with this message at Aug 14, 2014 around 07:36

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Luigi Thirty posted:

somehow Bad News Barrett who is also a main eventer.
Does he comment on his own matches like that one video of one of the video games, with Tazz shilling for himself? "Tazz... is a submission specialist!"

triplexpac
Mar 24, 2007

Suck it
Two tears in a bucket
And then another thing
I'm not the one they'll try their luck with
Hit hard like brass knuckles
See your face through the turnbuckle dude
I got no love for you


This card game is the stupidest thing hahah. They don't even really explain how to play. Luckily it's pretty braindead and easy

But my tag team of Yokozuna & Big Show just crushed Heath & Ryder so I can't complain too much I guess. Yoko beat them both on his own!

You get a pack of cards randomly to begin with, one top tier one middle tier, then some scrub cards. My top tier was Christian. I feel bad for anyone who got Ryder

simosimo
Jul 10, 2009

HEY RADICAL LARRY HOW ABOUT A HAIRCUT

****MIC TO THE WILLY***


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9nvqUln-Qk

Another vid featuring 'Vaseline cam'.

Check out the dynamic selling animation when randy gets up in the corner, nice!

Snacksmaniac
Jan 12, 2008



In the card game, when do the cards' built-in stat boosts trigger? I can't find a pattern to it.

Also it is really simple and addicting in exhibition, but the KOTR mode is weird.

Chinook
Apr 11, 2006

...into the far North we shall take you.


triplexpac posted:

You get a pack of cards randomly to begin with, one top tier one middle tier, then some scrub cards. My top tier was Christian. I feel bad for anyone who got Ryder

I got a rare Ricky Steamboat, uncommon Ryback, and a bunch of commons. I saw Christian was one of my commons, and I was hoping that the game sort of ranked wrestlers overall, which would be funny and possibly offensive.

But you're saying Christian was top-tier for you, so I guess that's not likely. My common Christian was 'pre-show old man'-lookin' Christian, though, so maybe it's by era.

I solemnly swear not to spend a dime on this game.

Astro7x
Aug 4, 2004
Thinks It's All Real

There are 92 spots on that Character Select screen I did not expect anything close to that with these new detailed models.

thatguyclint
Apr 11, 2005
See, I didn't know that...ducks eat for free at Subway.

Chinook posted:

I got a rare Ricky Steamboat, uncommon Ryback, and a bunch of commons. I saw Christian was one of my commons, and I was hoping that the game sort of ranked wrestlers overall, which would be funny and possibly offensive.

But you're saying Christian was top-tier for you, so I guess that's not likely. My common Christian was 'pre-show old man'-lookin' Christian, though, so maybe it's by era.

I solemnly swear not to spend a dime on this game.

It doesn't look like you really have to; you just are at the fate of when it wants to give you a rare (or above) card. Right now my team is Rare Jey Uso, Uncommon (Pro) Ultimate Warrior, Rare Steve Austin, Uncommon Bray Wyatt, and Common (Pro) AJ Lee, with a chair and Paul Heyman (+3 Power/Charisma). Warrior and either Uso or Wyatt make a team, and Austin's great in everything except Speed.

Snacksmaniac
Jan 12, 2008



I almost have max level rare Heath Slater.
But the Miz is my best card and it hurts.

triplexpac
Mar 24, 2007

Suck it
Two tears in a bucket
And then another thing
I'm not the one they'll try their luck with
Hit hard like brass knuckles
See your face through the turnbuckle dude
I got no love for you


Chinook posted:


I solemnly swear not to spend a dime on this game.

Yeah I'm not sure why someone would spend money on it, the game is constantly throwing cards at you.

I guess paying might get you the Epic tier cards faster? Right now everyone is on a level playing field, but I could see it getting annoying if you're matched up with Epic Whales

KungFu Grip
Jun 18, 2008

HUSS
HUSS
HUSS


Astro7x posted:

There are 92 spots on that Character Select screen I did not expect anything close to that with these new detailed models.



Off the top of my head:

Andre the Giant
Alberto Del Rio
Adam Rose
Big Show
Batista
Bray Wyatt
Billy Gunn
Brock Lesnar
Bad News Barrett
Big E
Brodus Clay
Bo Dallas
Cesaro
CM Punk
Christian
Chris Jericho
Cody Rhodes
Curtis Axel
Daniel Bryan
Dean Ambrose
Diego
Dolph Ziggler
Darren Young
Damien Sandow
Drew Macintyre
Edge
Erick Rowan
Fandango
Fernando
Goldust
Great Khali
Heath Slater
Hulk Hogan
John Cena
Jinder Mahal
Jack Swagger
Jimmy Uso
Jey Uso
Jake the Snake Roberts
Kane
Kofi Kingston
Luke Harper
Mark Henry
Mr. McMahon
The Miz
Rey Mysterio
Roman Reigns
Randy Orton
Ric Flair
Road Dogg
Ryback
R-Truth
Rusev
Rob Van Dam
The Rock
Seth Rollins
Sin Cara
Shawn Michaels
Santino Marella
Sheamus
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Titus O'Neill
Triple H Modern
Triple H Classic
Undertaker
Ultimate Warrior
Xavier Woods
Zack Ryder

That's not counting Divas which could probably be AJ Lee, Cameron, Naomi, Natalya, Alicia Fox, Tamina Snuka, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Summer Rae, Eva Marie, Aksana, and Emma.

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Pope Corky the IX
Dec 18, 2006

What are you looking at?


simosimo posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9nvqUln-Qk

Another vid featuring 'Vaseline cam'.

Check out the dynamic selling animation when randy gets up in the corner, nice!

I'm disappointed that Cena doesn't come out with his little "Never Give Up" washcloth.

iastudent
Apr 22, 2008



Guessing SuperCard isn't out yet for droid. Not finding it on Google Play.

Liar Lyre
Jun 3, 2011

TOOT TOOT
All aboard!


SuperCard is really enjoyable. It's fast, easy to understand, and I don't have to get mad about losing. I just get one less pick in exhibition, big whoop.

Shima Honnou
Dec 1, 2010

The Once And Future King Of Detroit





College Slice

If I get SuperCard on Android when it comes out, I want nothing more than for my top card, if it really is random as to whether a card is good or not, to just be Zack Ryder for the hilarity of that. #wwwyki

triplexpac
Mar 24, 2007

Suck it
Two tears in a bucket
And then another thing
I'm not the one they'll try their luck with
Hit hard like brass knuckles
See your face through the turnbuckle dude
I got no love for you


Right now my team is pretty good. I have Big Jon Studd as my leader, he is my go-to for singles matches.

Then I have Orton/Christian/Rey as a good mix for tags & singles depending on if the match requires speed or power.

They're all blue cards, only thing I need now is a good Diva. I only have a grey Tamina right now.

Daniel Bryan
May 23, 2006

GOAT


I got a Super Rare Bray and he basically destroys everything.

Android version now out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/....catdaddy.cat22

Daniel Bryan fucked around with this message at Aug 14, 2014 around 14:38

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Snacksmaniac
Jan 12, 2008



Snacksmaniac posted:

In the card game, when do the cards' built-in stat boosts trigger? I can't find a pattern to it.



Anyone have insight into this?

Also, Heath Slater officially maxed out.

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