Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 21, 2024 15:14:53 GMT -5
So, yeah, no Hi-Fi Rush for Switch. Xbox later confirmed it for PS5 (along with Sea of Thieves). Switch is getting Grounded and Pentiment. To be honest, I'm not interested in any of these games.
Monster Hunter Stories and Epic Mickey: Rebrushed were surprises. Monster Hunter Stories 2 was a game that seemed to come and go, and I don't see it talked about at all now. I played the demo, but never finished it. I'm not normally into monster-collecting RPGs, but I'm still a little curious about this particular series.
I enjoyed Epic Mickey on the Wii, but I have no desire to play it again.
All the Rare games added to NSO was a nice surprise, but I guess I should've expected it. I suppose we can expect to see more in the future.
I never played either of the Endless Ocean games on Wii, but I'm a little curious about the series. I'll keep my eye on it.
The two games I'm most interested in are Unicorn Overlord and Contra: Operation Galuga, both of which have demos. I've already played the demo for Contra. I enjoyed it, but it feels quite janky. I hope they smooth it out either before launch or shortly after.
Unicorn Overlord looks gorgeous, and seems to be like Ogre Battle with some Fire Emblem mixed in. I don't expect to get it (or Contra, for that matter) at launch. Waiting for sales is something I'm trying to get back into the habit of.
I didn't bother watching it live because of the time, but still paid attentions to the leaks before hand. I can't tell if this makes things better or worse at this point.
I know the rumors said we were going to get Endless Ocean, but I was surprised to see it be a new game with random generation. Was expecting a remaster/remake of the first 2 games. In a a console swan song time period where it feels like "cheaper" remakes would be the norm instead of new games.
Rareware games were unexpected, hopefully we get more and now with Microsoft being more open to their games on other platforms a game like Diddy Kong Racing (and it's character rights issues) might be even easier to get released on NSO. Imagine have a direct where Banjo-Tooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day and then the game they both cameo in, DKR gets revealed as well.
Good to see more older games getting remasters.
World of Goo 2 being console exclusive, I highly recommend the original if you still haven't played it after all these years.
Probably a coincidence but did it seem like a lot of the games announced have online multiplayer with large amounts of players? Who expected 30 player online in Endless Ocean of all things? I know we already have the "99" series of games but those mostly 2D looking not things like 64 person 3d multiplayer of SW Battlefront. Nintendo is even including a 7 day trail for NSO with purchases of EO:L
Pokemon Day is having it's presentation next week, after last years disappointment, I'm not watching that live again.
nocturnal YL: Finished the main goal and started the final year. Still have to make powerful items and get the rest of the events.
Jan 30, 2024 12:48:48 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll be on a trip to Osaka between the 5th and the 12th. I still travel somewhat regularly, but it's been 4 years since I went to Japan in 2020 and 6 years since I went to Osaka specifically in 2018.
Jan 31, 2024 13:29:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Riviera: The Promised Land is getting a remaster on Switch. I was wondering what's happened to it after all those other Dept. Heaven games got Switch versions.
Feb 1, 2024 11:07:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll leave soon. Like before, I'll have Internet connection and will check this place, but I won't bother logging in.
Feb 4, 2024 11:07:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I just found out that Atelier Ayesha DX has an out-of-bounds glitch, and it's very easy to get. That's the third game I've found something like that, after Meruru and Firis. There isn't much interesting to see, though. You just fall off and respawn.
Feb 15, 2024 12:42:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Almost at the end of Atelier Ayesha DX. Got everything in the base game, but the extras are incredibly difficult.
Feb 18, 2024 14:40:03 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm not sure if I have enough remaining time to prepare for the extra battles (large amounts of items are involved, and restocking takes time). If I can't do it, I'll just end my playthrough. I didn't miss any story contents as far as I know.
Feb 18, 2024 15:26:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The synthesis puzzles are fun and a bit difficult, and the time limit is quite tight. It generally feels close to Arland (but more complex). The story and UI aren't good in comparison, but this game is otherwise great. Comparable with Totori overall.
Feb 18, 2024 15:57:20 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Cool. Atelier Ayesha DX has a save data corruption glitch, and now I cannot even start the game.
Feb 20, 2024 12:46:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It happened after I reached the ending. Something was off (the end credits did not show), and I looked around the Extra menu trying to launch it, and bam! Game crashed, and Launching the game now results in a black screen.
Feb 20, 2024 13:13:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: And I'm 100% sure it's save data corruption. Deleting the save data solved the problem, and restoring it would reinstate the issue.
Feb 20, 2024 13:14:49 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ironically, I re-joined NSO to protect my Ciel nosurge DX save data, which ended up not needing it. I haven't closed my Atelier Ayesha DX session and have set my save data backup to fully manual. And it's this seemingly stable game that ended up failing.
Feb 20, 2024 13:46:19 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I hope you haven't lost too much.
Feb 20, 2024 15:15:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's the entire save file, about 70 hours of progress, possibly gone. I wrote to KOEI TECMO GAMES about that, but last time I told them about a Firis DX bug they replied "we could reproduce, but game is too old to reopen development", so I'm not hopeful.
Feb 20, 2024 15:23:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I almost 100% completed everything other than the original game's DLC or the Plus features too. Though I guess with better knowledge of the extra bosses, I'll be better prepared in a hypothetical 2nd run. Still prefer a proper New Game+ though.
Feb 20, 2024 15:28:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wow, and after you put all that time into it. That would really sour my impression of a game. Do you plan to redo everything?
Feb 20, 2024 18:17:54 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I think I'll most likely move on for now. Maybe I'll get back to it in the future; I'm thinking about replaying everything in the series at some point (since a few games have second-playthrough-only bonuses), which might be years from now.
Feb 21, 2024 9:13:09 GMT -5