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Spooky Halloween Outfit Ideas
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The guy from Hades 37 7.76%
The priest from Faith 22 4.61%
A Corpse from Microsoft's Graveyard 27 5.66%
The Ouya 62 13.00%
Google Stadia (scariest option) 73 15.30%
Mr. Mosquito 31 6.50%
Did someone say Bowsette? BECAUSE I AM PRETTY SURE I HEARD SOMEONE SAY BOWSETTE 122 25.58%
Wario (nude) 62 13.00%
Wario (formal) 33 6.92%
Captain N 8 1.68%
Total: 304 votes
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cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

GOOSE GAMER



College Slice

Chev posted:

the original comiket release actually does feature a relatively short but striking instance of full frontal uncensored nudity of an underage girl

I was not aware of that

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VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

Of course I know Kirby.
I'm a real GAMER


Phew. Six more hours of bloodborne under my belt and three more bosses dispatched (Shadow of Yarnham, Rom the Vacuous Spider and the Reborn one) and I stopped after meeting Logarius for the first time. It was awesome and invigorating!

It is wild how powerful bloodborne can make you feel but most of all the sound and visuals are so detailed and wonderful. I feel that the precision of how the world is built is quite unparalleled. Goodness what an incredible game it is!

Dewgy
Nov 10, 2005

bok bok bok





VideoGames posted:

Phew. Six more hours of bloodborne under my belt and three more bosses dispatched (Shadow of Yarnham, Rom the Vacuous Spider and the Reborn one) and I stopped after meeting Logarius for the first time. It was awesome and invigorating!

It is wild how powerful bloodborne can make you feel but most of all the sound and visuals are so detailed and wonderful. I feel that the precision of how the world is built is quite unparalleled. Goodness what an incredible game it is!

Yeah buddy!

And now you understand why you must hoont.

Chev
Jul 19, 2010


Switchblade Switcharoo

cheetah7071 posted:

I was not aware of that

Yeah, almost all rereleases let her keep a towel from an earlier scene (even when they otherwise include the original sprites as an option), but the very excellent french localization made 10 years ago was based on the original doujin release so that scene is left as in was back then and a bit of a shock. It's worth noting that despite all that, said french version has a rather hilarious PEGI 7 rating because non-interactive parts were not subject to rating in the PEGI process, 10 years ago at least, so the rating only applies to the bonus minigames. So the box includes an extra warning besides the PEGI one explaining it's definitely not all ages.

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



RazzleDazzleHour posted:

Which one of you absolute loving sickos saw Matrix 2? Probably "for the plot" huh? "ohhh, the first one was really good though, I didn't come here to see the sex!" yeah, tell it to the judge

The Technorgy was a very uncomfortable scene

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

> BEWARE, COWARD




do we have a thread for talking about Space Engineers, somewhere

RazzleDazzleHour
Mar 30, 2016



Also the Disco Elysium talk made me wonder what a speedrun of the game would look like, and I was almost disappointed by how accurately I guessed exactly what the run would be like and what the build was. Max physical, main skill Shivers for the free +1, rest of the points in INT for like, a single logic check.

minor spoilers for the routing: Endurance check the hung body, then immediately knock out Measurehead to meet Clark, ask him to get the body down. Do the autopsy, then read your case file notes for 12 hours, go to sleep. Next morning do the Titus confrontation, get him to tell you about Ruby, read case files for 12 hours and sleep again. Savescum the big Shivers check and the game's pretty much over from there.

somewhere in there you grab a tanktop and all the magnesium laying around in trash cans for the checks you plan on failing since you only have one morale, plus you buy a beer, a cigarette, and some speed to give you bonuses on the important checks. Run is just over an hour

Looper
Mar 1, 2012





VideoGames posted:

Phew. Six more hours of bloodborne under my belt and three more bosses dispatched (Shadow of Yarnham, Rom the Vacuous Spider and the Reborn one) and I stopped after meeting Logarius for the first time. It was awesome and invigorating!

It is wild how powerful bloodborne can make you feel but most of all the sound and visuals are so detailed and wonderful. I feel that the precision of how the world is built is quite unparalleled. Goodness what an incredible game it is!

what the heck how are you so good at it?? you're just blitzing through

LeafyOrb posted:

Shadow the hedgehog’s quality varies heavily based on what missions you’re doing. There are some real stinkers in there like the Maria level where you have to heal people.

yeah...the concepts are sound but a bunch just aren't fun. but i have liked hide and seek with cream and cheese, gathering rings at the circus with tails, the ones where you're taking out a small handful of big objectives like eggman's ships, or where you're chasing down an armored vehicle. an extra special shout out to air fleet, where the dark mission is to kill the president (in a video game).

sharrrk
Feb 13, 2012

It's time to party!


Looper posted:

not quite finished with it yet but my opinion of shadow the hedgehog the game is thus: it's fine!

it's mostly let down by the whole mission structure, i think. making one of four campaigns in heroes revolve around fetch questy missions was fine and a novel change of pace but here, where every level has two or three goal conditions and sometimes simply getting to the end isn't one of them, it just feels like padding. the good old days when having more hours of gameplay was objectively more good. some levels are much better about this than others, but ultimately i don't regret downloading a completed save file so i can just play through the levels freely (and not have to replay the first one at least ten times). you have ally characters for non-neutral missions, who can sometimes be controlled by a second player, which is fun and gives me that character banter i crave, but the majority of the sonic cast is relegated to hero missions. so every single dark mission partners you with either a floating tv screen of eggman or a floating eyeball avatar of the main villain Black Doom, who is so aggressively generic it wraps around into being funny, but neither of them are playable which leaves the whole system feeling pretty undercooked

the guns are hilarious (most of them are at least as big as shadow) and are also fine. i actually really appreciate that, while the fundamental gameplay is very similar to how 3d sonic has worked since adventure, the developers were willing to branch out and incorporate more action elements, because it's y'know, a shadow game instead of a sonic game. basic enemies still have health bars, which is not my favorite mechanic heroes introduced, but weapons are everywhere and can shred through most enemies so the pace of the game doesn't suffer this time. and because there's more combat (and combat is mandatory in some missions), shadow only loses ten rings per hit instead of all of them. shadow also knows kung fu now so you don't really use the homing attack much at all

the story is frankly amazing and the main reason to play the game. despite the edgelord aesthetic, this game happened to come out while sonic x was airing, so shadow the hedgehog gets to be the debut game appearance of the 4kids cast. shout outs to yugi as knuckles and usopp as both sonic and shadow. however all that said, while i liked this game more than i remembered/expected to, i'd still probably rank it as the worst of the 3d games, some of the missions are that much of a drag. maybe if the first level were cryptic castle instead...

ranking of the sonic series (so far [of what i've played]):

sonic adventure 2 battle
sonic the hedgehog 3 & knuckles
sonic advance
sonic adventure dx
sonic 3d blast
sonic shuffle
sonic advance 2
sonic the hedgehog triple trouble
sonic the hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
tails adventure
sonic the hedgehog (8-bit)
sonic heroes
sonic r
sonic advance 3
shadow the edgehog
sonic blast
sonic the hedgehog (16-bit)
sonic chaos
sonic battle
sonic drift 2
sonic drift
sonic spinball
sonic labyrinth
sonic the hedgehog 2 (8-bit)

now if you'll excuse me my eyes are rejecting the word sonic

whats your fav vocal theme

Weedle
May 31, 2006




RazzleDazzleHour posted:

Which one of you absolute loving sickos saw Matrix 2? Probably "for the plot" huh? "ohhh, the first one was really good though, I didn't come here to see the sex!" yeah, tell it to the judge

that was the first r-rated movie i ever saw in theaters. i was 14 and the extremely brief shot of some bouncing titties in the rave scene seared itself into my brain permanently

sharrrk
Feb 13, 2012

It's time to party!


mm when i posted that i meant from shadow specifically but you know what tell me your overall favorite also

Walla
Sep 17, 2017




PS2 emulation is working great on a Surface Pro 4. Dynasty Tactics and Way of the Samurai both load quickly and seem to run well in the brief tests I gave them. I didn't notice any lag or frameskips and both looked beautiful in fullscreen. Playing these on a tablet is the closest I'll ever get to the ideal handheld experience.

mango sentinel
Jan 5, 2001

H O R N E Y


cheetah7071 posted:

Higurashi, which was already all-ages

FlowerRhythmREMIX
Nov 4, 2011

GAMING is praxis!





RazzleDazzleHour posted:

Graveyard Keeper is on sale for like seven bucks on Steam, it's a really cool game. It's like a much smaller-scale version of factorio, where you have a bunch of moving parts that all intersect with each other. You do woodworking to make better tools that you can use to mine stone that you carve into headstones to improve your church which makes more people come to sermons which gets you more Holy Spirit which you convert into alchemy points which you use to research items which gets you massive amounts of experience points which you use on the skill tree to unlock better tools that let you do woodworking faster, which means you can improve your tools faster to significantly increase the rate at which you get stone which means better headstones and that means

Thanks for boosting Graveyard Keeper, itís been on my wishlist awhile, and picked it up after you posted, and it suits me well. Iím looking forward to sinking many hours over the next few days.

Weedle
May 31, 2006




i tried the first higurashi some years ago but in the version i had the art was so bad it physically repelled me

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Motto
Aug 3, 2013



shadow would definitely be more fun with a complete save, but when you don't it's a game where they seriously expected you to play it at least 10 times over to get the real ending, despite only having one starting stage and five ending stages (each has two missions and respective endings and to get the other you have to replay the whole game again just to get back to the exact same level).

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

GOOSE GAMER



College Slice


I probably shouldn't have used all-ages as a substitute for not pornographic because yeah Higurashi is definitely R rated



Weedle posted:

i tried the first higurashi some years ago but in the version i had the art was so bad it physically repelled me



I kinda like the marshmallow hands

Nate RFB
Jan 17, 2005



Clapping Larry

RazzleDazzleHour posted:

Higurashi didnt have the porn component but didn't it kind of get upsold on being pretty violent?
I mean, honestly not really? There's plenty of violence in early Higurashi but it's pretty standard fare (especially for a VN that famously has an incredibly low number of sprites and CGs and all of its backgrounds are just photographs with a filter slapped on) and really didn't become the memetic horrorfest that it became known for until years later with the anime adaption. The first release, Onikakushi, sold out purely on word of mouth on the story and mystery being interesting/compelling.

Motto
Aug 3, 2013



the most insane aspect of shadow the hedgehog is that there's a unique and titled cutscene compilation for every possible route through the game.

There's over 300 of these
http://info.sonicretro.org/List_of_...brary_sequences

Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS



Motto posted:

the most insane aspect of shadow the hedgehog is that there's a unique and titled cutscene compilation for every possible route through the game.

There's over 300 of these
http://info.sonicretro.org/List_of_...brary_sequences

You could probably make an Arcsys round start generator from all these

Imprisoned By the Past...
Dyed in Lovely Darkness...
Vainglory or Abandonment?
Walk My Way!

mango sentinel
Jan 5, 2001

H O R N E Y


Weedle posted:

i tried the first higurashi some years ago but in the version i had the art was so bad it physically repelled me



Looper
Mar 1, 2012





sharrrk posted:

mm when i posted that i meant from shadow specifically but you know what tell me your overall favorite also

this is harder than ranking the games themselves and i'm gonna have to think about it, for both

Motto posted:

the most insane aspect of shadow the hedgehog is that there's a unique and titled cutscene compilation for every possible route through the game.

There's over 300 of these
http://info.sonicretro.org/List_of_...brary_sequences

so good. shadow the hedgehog is a treasure

Nate RFB
Jan 17, 2005



Clapping Larry

Also why I think the original Ryukishi art is v. charming, it's painfully easy to mod the current Higurashi releases on Steam with a variety of patches that update the sprites, add voices, etc. If that is a barrier now for a lot of people it doesn't have to be IMO.

RazzleDazzleHour
Mar 30, 2016



I like the discrepancies between bosses in Shadow the Hedgehog. One of them is Egg Dealer, a quad-wheel robot with a slot machine theme,



and the other one is Black Doom

Arzaac
Jan 2, 2020




The one thing I remember from Shadow is being compelled to be evil in most levels because the human guns just felt way better, and the quickest way to get one is to murder a human.

Also the Omochao gun was incredible, though the rest of the special weapons were mostly garbage (or very flashy, cool garbage)

LeafyOrb
Jun 11, 2012



Also a bunch of bosses are F-Zero references for some reason.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

I want to see what wackiness is going to be in the additional scenarios in Umineko: Saku. It doesnít already have 20 pounds of content in a 5 pound bag like Higurashi. They keep moving the release date back though.

And chapter 2 of Ciconia but ehhh....

RazzleDazzleHour
Mar 30, 2016



SMT: Noctune HD came out in Japan today and it looks...good, I guess. A ton of PS2 games still look really good if you jack up the resolution in an emulator (FF12 BARELY needed remastering, imo), but the menus are all sleek and have smooth fonts now and look like mobile game menus. I'm reeeaaaaaaly interested if they'll do an English dub at all, since all the cutscenes and some incidental dialogue like fusion and shops are all voice acted now.

Unfortunately, the game appears to have some big lag issues during fusion, and they didn't really update the fusion system at all, meaning you still have to enter/exit the menu to reroll your fusion. The text also appears way slower and delays your inputs - I'm watching a Nocturne speedrunner play it now and he's a half-hour behind his usual time, but he's only two hours into the run, so this seems like something that's REALLY gonna add up over a casual playthrough

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

If they had sped up the menus and stuff is one thing I was hoping to hear, but if they didnít then I donít think Iím going to dive back into SMT3 right now. Itís kind of a monster of a game.

RazzleDazzleHour
Mar 30, 2016



both of the people I've watched stream it have complained about the input/menu lag, and they both played on the PS4 version, so I can't imagine how bad the Switch version might be

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



RazzleDazzleHour posted:

SMT: Noctune HD came out in Japan today and it looks...good, I guess. A ton of PS2 games still look really good if you jack up the resolution in an emulator (FF12 BARELY needed remastering, imo), but the menus are all sleek and have smooth fonts now and look like mobile game menus. I'm reeeaaaaaaly interested if they'll do an English dub at all, since all the cutscenes and some incidental dialogue like fusion and shops are all voice acted now.

Unfortunately, the game appears to have some big lag issues during fusion, and they didn't really update the fusion system at all, meaning you still have to enter/exit the menu to reroll your fusion. The text also appears way slower and delays your inputs - I'm watching a Nocturne speedrunner play it now and he's a half-hour behind his usual time, but he's only two hours into the run, so this seems like something that's REALLY gonna add up over a casual playthrough

Ooh that is gross about the menu's. It sounds like it might be better to just play this game on a PS2 emulator.

RazzleDazzleHour
Mar 30, 2016



I said come in! posted:

Ooh that is gross about the menu's. It sounds like it might be better to just play this game on a PS2 emulator.

The menus aren't like...FF4 remake menu bad, but it's got the thing I always associate with mobile game menus which is totally smoothed sans-serif fonts with outlines

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


SD fuzz, a bit like 24/30 fps framerates, has the peculiar property of giving certain things a gravitas or splendor they lose in HD/with faster frame rates.

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



I finished Heroes of Might & Magic III. This game really didn't need two expansion packs, it all started to get to be the same thing over and over again. Trying to decide if I want to put this franchise on hold for now, and then come back to it for Heroes of Might & Magic V. I had read that Heroes IV should be skipped.

Grapplejack
Nov 27, 2007



I'm gonna write this out because I need to

Ikenfell
Overall thoughts: the game was good, but it has some issues that bring it down to a soft recommend. The primary issue is the combat; it's very punishing, and there's a real lack of interplay between your characters and their skills. This lets you swap them out freely without any issue, but it also means that there's no real depth in terms of composition or move combos. Because you're only allowed to have a single turn per character (except for gilda, who owns and is probably the best character in the game) it means that the trap skills aren't super useful and you don't have the ability to combo your skills. In addition, only two characters have the ability to move enemies around and they're both straight line until they hit an object / the wall, so you can't do setups.

In terms of characters, I talked about how the game was trying a bit too hard with representation but they relax after the introductions and let the characters breathe a bit. In addition Ima has a rap theme that plays like, twice and it's kind of cringy. Gilda, who I mentioned before, has a unique quirk where she does less damage when she's in hurt / critical health. It's unique and helps connect her character with the combat. Also I didn't mention it but the end of the game sucks rear end, you have to fight two bosses with three phases each, and you're sick of it by the end.

The music is pretty good, the art is fine, though the character portraits have some real devart energy. I'd be really interested in seeing them do a sequel or another game where they add some depth to the combat, and more characters like gilda with a story / character > combat connection would be very good.

Bingo Cop Metis
Aug 1, 2014




look out, gamers, there's a new sheriff in town

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


I said come in! posted:

I finished Heroes of Might & Magic III. This game really didn't need two expansion packs, it all started to get to be the same thing over and over again. Trying to decide if I want to put this franchise on hold for now, and then come back to it for Heroes of Might & Magic V. I had read that Heroes IV should be skipped.

Aren't the HoM&M games people will endlessly replay over and over with custom or random campaigns? Kinda like Civilization. Hence the expansions.

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



Rinkles posted:

Aren't the HoM&M games people will endless replay over and over with custom or random campaigns? Kinda like Civilization. Hence the expansions.

Yeah that is true, I think Heroes III is suppose to be the one with the most customization and accessibility, hence why it is the most popular of the series, followed by HoM&MV, but that being the first 3D game of the series, and pretty old now, it has a lot of issues, and so the impression I get is that fans largely stick to HoM&M III.

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



part of me feels like i should not buy a clip for my phone to play steam link over ios with DS4, because i need to not be so sedentary and cooped up in my bedroom

but another part of me just wants to game in bed forever

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Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


V is when ubisoft took over and gave it to a new developer

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