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#1 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

I will consider watching it once it comes to redbox, in the same way I've considered watching the Warcraft movie for the last few months.

Like, don't get me wrong, they certainly understand the aesthetic, and Scarlett Johansson is an acceptable choice to play Major Kusanagi (because seemingly most of her recent roles are emotionally distant and/or badass ladies), but there's no way in hell a lot of the things I like about Ghost in the Shell survive the big-budget hollywood adaption machine intact.

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#2 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

I mean, not immediately, but I did speedrun Resident Evil 7 a few days after beating it for the first time. Before that, the last game I did that with was Doom, which I eventually got the platinum trophy for.

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#3 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

@arbitrarywater: Could you define exactly what you mean? Most enemies shoot the red/black bullets but if you mean the top-down parts those don't happen too often. There's some other styles of gameplay that pop up that aren't in the demo though.

I guess if I had to narrow it down I mean segments that are exclusively bullet hell, like the last part of the boss in the demo.

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#4 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

@pompouspizza: There's like five or six major areas in the game, but I feel like the demo gave some people the wrong impression of the game. It's not a level/mission based game, it's an action RPG. The entire map is one big area where you can travel from any area to any other area without ever seeing a loading screen.

Not gonna lie, you might've sold me on this game at full price instead of waiting for it to get discounted. I was under the impression that this thing was going to be your standard 8 hour highly replayable Platinum joint... just, y'know, good. Unlike the last few Platinum games.

What's the general gameplay ratio between bullet hell and character action stuff? The demo made it seem pretty close to 50/50.

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#5 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

You've already watched a couple of seminal works for the medium, so why not continue down that road and watch some Neon Genesis Evangelion? That way you too can join the 20+ year long debate on if it's a pretentious piece of shit or a pretentious work of mad genius. I'm somewhere in the middle.

Or, if you want to watch anime that doesn't actively hate the viewer, I'm all for recommending Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (I think the 2003 series kinda loses its way after the halfway mark, but it's also worth watching) Steins;Gate, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Psycho Pass. If you're on the dub side of the fence all of those series have good-to-great english dubs as well.

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#6 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

I'm hopeful that this game will flesh out the systems-level nonsense that made Shadow of Mordor so interesting. They've certainly taken their time, if nothing else.

Also looking forward to the story being the worst kind of insane fan-fiction that will make Tolkien roll in his grave.

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#7 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

Oh man this is great.

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#8 Edited by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

I'd like a perfectly executed, "mostly safe but willing to take some risks" take on 2D Metroid on the same kind of level as something like A Link Between Worlds. If not that, then I think giving someone (like Retro, for example) an opportunity to make a real successor to the Prime series would be an acceptable back up. I'm not even the biggest fan of the series and both of those sound really cool right about now.

What I expect, is probably less than that. Maybe they'll get Platinum to make a new Metroid game that sounds great in concept and then hamstring said game with an unworkable gimmicky control scheme a la Other M or Star Fox Zero.

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#9 Edited by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

Based on what I've seen and heard, most of those dumb softporn visual novels aren't even funny bad. I mean, they're funny in the sense that I will occasionally joke gift them to friends during the holidays, but it seems like a lot of them are just cheap smut.

I do like the idea of a feature called "Giant Bomb After Dark" though... not quite sure what they'd do on said feature, but it's a name filled with possibility.

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#10 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

Hundreds? No. Dozens? Yes. I somehow managed to stick through a little less than 50 hours of Fallout 4 despite never really loving that game.