BisonHero's forum posts

#1 Posted by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

I think one of the biggest mechanical failings of Justice For All is related to it being the first game to allow you to present character profiles as part of an objection. It effectively doubles the amount of possible objects you can present as part of an objection. I remember there being multiple times where even when you've figured out which part of a testimony has flaws, it's very ambiguous whether you need to present a particular piece of evidence, or just present a particular character's profile. I think they were new to the idea of using character profiles within the mechanics, and didn't localize the script well enough to make it super clear whether it was expecting you to present evidence or to present a character.

I remember there was one really dumb part in Big Top Turnabout (or whatever the circus case is called) where I was trying to indicate a particular character when someone poses the rhetorical question of "Who else could've been there?" as part of their testimony, and it wouldn't accept it if I submitted the dude's profile to indicate "This guy. This guy could've been there. You know, because we already established he was in that area." But it WOULD accept it if I submitted his top hat that had been found near the crime scene.

I'm probably misremembering that scenario some, but overall I recall that circus case being frustratingly narrow in what evidence it would accept. The later games are much better about sometimes accepting 2 pieces of evidence that are more or less equivalent in relation to the current testimony. Also I believe the series eventually dropped the ability to present character profiles as objections anymore, going back to simply presenting evidence, which I think was a good move.

#2 Posted by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

@hailinel said:

There's a lot that they could show regarding that period of time that they may or may not depict. But yeah, I wouldn't put it past Kojima to throw us curveballs.

Quiet get hits by a youth ray, gets amnesia, and is then brainwashed to think she grew up as a Kurd in a war-torn area. Retains sniper skills.

#3 Posted by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

Metal Gear Scanlon reminded me that Sniper Wolf talked about being taken in by Big Boss. Do you think Phantom Pain is going to show this at all (thus having 2 sniper characters since they also have Quiet), or is it just assumed that it would've happened after the events of Phantom Pain in the 80s? I'm not all that familiar with how old Sniper Wolf is meant to be in MGS1.

#4 Edited by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

So I'm kinda expecting Civ 5 with more exotic tilesets, where all of the planets will be themed like Star Wars, so there is a mostly desert planet, mostly ice planet, etc. You're still colonizing a single planet per game, right? It's not like Endless Space where each individual planet isn't that important, and it's more about having solar systems that are really useful?

#5 Posted by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

Yeah, a store overhaul has been needed ever since they opened up the store so that any jackoff with a shitty Android game could port it to PC and slap it on Steam. The fact that they changed the default tab from "new releases" to "top sellers" on the old store page was pretty sad, but then it just meant that I would continue to be aware that Day Z and CS:GO are popular, while sadly the interesting new releases are hard to find in a sea of app store garbage.

I'm hoping this addresses some of those issues.

#6 Posted by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

@corruptedevil said:

@bisonhero said:

@cooljammer00 said:

Man, remember when we all thought Dave was actually going to hang out around the office like he said he would in his goodbye letter? Stuff about pulling a Whitta and just hanging around even though they don't pay him anymore.

Like, I know dude has a wife and kid and two dogs and a startup and moved to the suburbs, but he got our hopes up! He should have just pulled the bandaid when he left and said that he'd never be back. Rorie has done a fine job as the new-Dave

Yeah, I miss Dave quite a bit. It was cool to have him back for that Huey Quick Look, but as far as I can remember, that is the one bit of GB content he has ever been on since he left the company, and even then I think that Quick Look was over a year ago. It's too bad he couldn't drop by for an Unprofessional Fridays a couple times a year or something.

Well there was also Unplugged. That was after he left and after the Huey QL.

Oh yeah, for some reason I thought that was right around the time he left, but I guess what I'm thinking of was that it was right around the time that Ian left. Still though, what's that been? Like one Huey QL, and then 2 or 3 Pathfinder sessions? It's a bummer he couldn't swing by for a podcast or something once in a blue moon.

#7 Posted by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

@cooljammer00 said:

Man, remember when we all thought Dave was actually going to hang out around the office like he said he would in his goodbye letter? Stuff about pulling a Whitta and just hanging around even though they don't pay him anymore.

Like, I know dude has a wife and kid and two dogs and a startup and moved to the suburbs, but he got our hopes up! He should have just pulled the bandaid when he left and said that he'd never be back. Rorie has done a fine job as the new-Dave

Yeah, I miss Dave quite a bit. It was cool to have him back for that Huey Quick Look, but as far as I can remember, that is the one bit of GB content he has ever been on since he left the company, and even then I think that Quick Look was over a year ago. It's too bad he couldn't drop by for an Unprofessional Fridays a couple times a year or something.

#8 Posted by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

@darkjester74: I think lukeweizer is exaggerating a bit if he thinks they're likely to get much cheaper, but yes, Atlus is like the one publisher that regularly discounts their stuff on the eShop. They're pretty consistent about it, which is nice. Sometimes Ubisoft has sales, but their stuff is way overpriced a lot of the time.

#9 Posted by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

You thought Dan was the pickiest eater in the world, but it was me, Dio!

#10 Edited by BisonHero (6545 posts) -

While you're all here: is there any reason to upgrade to iOS 8? I feel like every time I upgrade the firmware, I basically don't use any of the new features because they're so specific to shit I don't care about, and all it does is make my phone run slightly slower because each firmware upgrade is doing more and more stuff.