Malarkain's forum posts

Avatar image for malarkain
#1 Posted by Malarkain (154 posts) -

I think Respawn just doesn't have the artistic talent that Blizzard apparently dedicated to Overwatch. I don't play Overwatch much anymore, but there were plenty of times during seasonal events when a new legendary skin would come out and I would become completely enamored with it and NEED to get it (either through grinding for boxes or, just like Blizzard intended, paying real dollars for hopefully maybe get them through a huge set of boxes or shards).

Ultimately for me I suppose I cared more for Overwatch's characters and lore than the actual gameplay. Here in Apex the opposite is true and so I don't really care about costumes and skins when I'm just here for the fun gameplay.

Avatar image for malarkain
#2 Posted by Malarkain (154 posts) -

I'm cautiously optimistic but really hoping they tone back the "humor". By the end of 2 I was just forcing myself through the dialogue so I could just play the fun game underneath.

Avatar image for malarkain
#3 Edited by Malarkain (154 posts) -

The rumors have been circulating for awhile on a PC release but I'm still shocked they put it on Steam. I'll be thrilled to have the OG trilogy ready to go on my PC whenever I want to jump in for campaign or sweet sweet custom games.

edit: 4k HDR 60FPS. PC will have staggered releases for each game though, starting with Reach.

Avatar image for malarkain
#4 Posted by Malarkain (154 posts) -

Looking at the Most Popular chart (with data from mid Nov 2018) it seems kinda wild to me that RDR2 was #60 (at that point less than a month old) while Mortal Kombat X was waaaaaay up at #15. Not sure whats up with that. Wasn't RDR2 a big seller and shouldn't MKX be reduced to a small dedicated community by now?

Avatar image for malarkain
#5 Posted by Malarkain (154 posts) -

Noticed that I can't click any of the hot links Abby left for episode 1 of Thirteen Deadly Sims.

https://www.giantbomb.com/shows/thirteen-deadly-sims-episode-01/2970-11614/

I'm using the latest version of Chrome on Windows 10.

Avatar image for malarkain
#6 Posted by Malarkain (154 posts) -

The game has potential, but it lives and dies by its online community which doesn't seem quite high enough to guarantee being able to find a match in a decent amount of time.

Also I'm a beta player and in my first match a dude set me up for a super throw and then immediately left saying "gg I don't play with hackers" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Avatar image for malarkain
#7 Posted by Malarkain (154 posts) -

Probably docked most of the time, then undock it and just play in bed during the evenings.

Avatar image for malarkain
#8 Posted by Malarkain (154 posts) -

Looks like Nintendo might be cracking down on places hosting the game files? Still available via torrents and from the main AM2R website, this was just a mirror.

Avatar image for malarkain
#9 Edited by Malarkain (154 posts) -

I've been checking in on this project for the past couple of years but figured it would either never be finished or Nintendo would come swooping in at some point and kill it. But sure enough, it looks like a 1.0 version is finally ready. Figured I would pass the news along here in case some of you guys had looked at this years ago and totally forgotten about it. I guess the concern now is whether Nintendo tries to take it down now that its actually done. I didn't play any of the demos so I'm excited to see how the entire game looks now

Linky link: http://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/2016/08/am2r-10-released.html

Edit: Been playing for a while and REALLY enjoying Samus' movement and the fluidity of the menus in general. There's options to switch between Super Metroid style controls and the more modern style that Fusion/Zero Mission introduced. Definitely feels like a labor of love that paid off well. Now, I haven't played the original Metroid 2 so I'd be curious to see whether any of you could draw any comparisons for how improved/altered the game feels (especially in terms of gameplay difficulty and things like that)

Avatar image for malarkain
#10 Posted by Malarkain (154 posts) -

They really need to add casual battling and trading between players. Other than that it's a nice excuse to walk around and take really dumb pictures. I'm a little tempted to buy that Pokemon Go Plus thing so I don't have to walk around looking at my phone all the time while I'm with friends.