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Splatoon is easily on the same level as a Star Fox or F-Zero. Honestly beyond them if you consider that Nintendo also actually cares about it.

But will anything ever be Mario, Zelda or Pokemon? I feel that Animal Crossing kind of hit that point. But will it last? Who knows.

The real answer though is it'll never happen. Why? Because the popularity of those things is unreasonable and borderline cultish due to that special brand of Nintendo, ahem, *fans* who are the absolute worse. Basically quality has never determined popularity so it's hard to envision anything being able to break through to that level. It happens, in other new non-Nintendo ip, but Nintendo has it's "those" and the gatekeepers will never let anything else get up there.

And I adore that stuff too btw. It's great. But most people aren't weird about it in the way I'm criticizing.

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I put about 2000 hours into Pokemon Blue as a kid then stopped dead with the franchise for some reason. Tried to play X a few years ago but it didn't take.

I gotta say though Mr. Ochoa, I just threw this on out of curiosity for the expansion then sort of zoned and left it running while I did other stuff and I have one big takeaway;

I don't know the technical term but Pokemon's "audio barks" are unparalleled. The little musical cues & stings that play when you catch something, or level up, or do anything really. The entire audio design in general is pretty amazing.

I need to find like a ten hour, no commentary, let's play or something to help me fall asleep to. Or even just as back ground noise.

It kind of reminds me of a Dragon Quest soundscape but way better?

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I think a hole has to be an addition to something right? A change to it's original form that, by removal, has added an opening of some kind.

So a straw, which is formed in that state, has no holes. It's just a tube.

OR

A straw is a hollow cylinder with a hole on the top & bottom.

OR

A straw is a cylinder with one hole going through it.

It is an impossible question because english is invented and did not account for every possible use case. Language is a tool. Not some nonsense decree from above You Must Conform Too.

There is no right or wrong, there is only whether you correctly communicated what you meant to or not.

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The audio visualizer is a very cool addition. Hypnotic.

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Old video but imma comment anyways.

The thing that has struck me about Mass Effect in general while watching this is that I, having never played the games, knew all the ME1 companions by name before playing any of it, or watching Alex play it.

But the Mass Effect 2 cast? Keeps surprising me. Never heard of any of them except Miranda and maybe Mordin. I'd definitely *seen* Jack, go figure internet, but people didn't ever talk about her.

People seem to favor 2 the most so why haven't characters like Grunt, Thane, Jack, Kasumi or Samara reached the same notoriety of the likes of Garrus, Tali, Wrex and Liara? Did everyone just stick to the ME1 crew in 2?

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This just makes me think Robert Heinlein presents Vinny Caravella's Red Planet.

The first half with the desert hijinks, not the second half with the government vs colonies story. Vinny needs his own Willis for these.

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Instead of starting over on each planet from scratch, would it be easier to turn on the teleporter next to the new base then just run back home for supplies and prepackaged equipment?

To start at least. Once you get a base solidly going the planet can provide the rest presumably.

Also I just want to see if you could 100% eat a planet. Like, not from these guys, but in general. Especially since you can see the worlds in the skies of each other.

Or take all the matter in the solar system and convert it into one giant artificial plain, ir a mobius ring, or Dyson Sphere. Oh man, could you make a Dyson Sphere? Just bubble the sun and cover the inside in solar generators!

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Anyone care to explain what the Hotspot is? For the kids.

Seems to have been a podcast for Gamespot. But was there a theme? Or was it just the precursor to the Bombcast? Fun show either way. It's great when the coasts crossover.

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Wow the Sega watermark is just always there huh Zaxxon.

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This PSO resurgence has mostly reminded me of my feelings of negativity towards the genre these days.

PSO was basically just 3D console Diablo. So what do we have all these years later? The same damn games with better visuals. Path of Exile, Diablo 4, all those Warhammer games, Van Hellsing, etc. They're just tweaked Diablo 2.

Sega was trying to innovate on the genre back on the Dreamcast and I'd give PSO2 a pass for the same reason. There seems like so much potential you could tap into here but every one making these games seems terrified to deviate from the basic Diablo model.

It's like how 90% of Moba's are still designed to look and function like Warcraft 3 mods, not because gameplay demands it but because the audience is used to it. Can't dare risk upsetting the audience.

Borderlands was exciting for being a first person Diablo with guns. Big hit right? Yet the take away from the industry was instead to make more Borderlands, more FPS's with loot, or to stick loot in other games with guns, instead of "Borderlands tried something new and exciting on top of a proven concept and reaped the benefits". Which is sad.

I look forward to PSO2 coming to a platform I own later this year. A port of an eight year old sequel to a Dreamcast game is still one of the freshest looking experiences the genre seems to have on offer in 2020.

(Hey, Diablo 3 and whatever else are still fun. Game design ain't broke because it's been done before. But evolve or die. You don't succeed by carbon copying the market leader)