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I will probably do a special on this game in the future. I think the puzzle design in this one is fine, but with a few tricky ones here and there.

It is certainly no Gabriel Knight 3

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Oh shit, hey Daniel! Long-time no see.

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@humanity said:

I'm going to say strong option C vibes. I'm just worried that it's actually going to be a lot less unintentionally funny than we all expect and is actually mostly painfully dull to sit through with the occasionally anachronistic fist bump to jolt you out of a we-have-to-believe-in-ourselves induced coma. The newest trailer already delivers on this vibe with melodrama that just seemed fairly boilerplate and not nearly as unhinged as the original outing that spawned all those Choas memes. At the very least I just hope it's an interesting game to play - "hope" being a rather strong word here I guess since I really won't be losing my sleep over some Final Fantasy game not actually being all that fun to play.

@brian_ said:

Yeah... I don't know that this thing is going to be the hilarious trainwreck that people hope it'll be. I didn't get any of those vibes from the demos. I didn't even find that first trailer as ridiculous as some of the GB crew did. I bet it'll be eye-rollingly silly and cliche in that way JRPGs tend to be, but I expect this thing to be just really dull overall.

@av_gamer said:

I also think its C: both. I believe this game is going to do well enough to get a even better sequel. Many people forget, Demon Souls pretty much started off in the same way. A game that wasn't given huge attention, except for those familiar with From Software's games. And now they pretty much are leading in how modern action/adventure games are made. I look forward to playing it... after I finish Elden Ring.

Let me offer a bit of a clarification. A "Regular Ass Action Game" by Nomura is still going to be an interesting experience... at least for Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts fans. When the guy promised to make a shooter, he ended up making Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII. Yes, that game isn't that great, but goddamn, that game's story goes fucking places. Also, Nomura's attempts to blend his aesthetical preferences with Western Goth culture is equal part cringe inducing and hilarious. Option C still gets you that. There's no scenario where you DON'T get weird amalgam character designs that painfully feel out of place in the most hilarious way possible.

And we are ignoring the fact what a Nomura led project will bring to the table narratively speaking. That man's idea of a straightforward action story is Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. I happen to like that game, but there's no doubting even it has its head up its own ass. There will be characters like Angeal and Genesis. If you think there will NOT be characters named after Biblical or Abrahamic figures, I don't know what to tell you. That's what this team does. These people couldn't even help themselves when writing the story of Final Fantasy VII Remake, and you want to say this is where they play it straight to a fault? I'll believe that when I see it.

So, a regular action game by this team at least gets you the stupidity and schlock of Dirge, and the pie-in-the-sky storytelling of Crisis Core. For people that have been riding the Final Fantasy train for a while, that's probably good enough.

Especially when you consider Dirge has the single greatest final level in all of video games.

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@undeadpool: @ogto: Sorry for not reaching out earlier, but it is great to see others share appreciation of Ace Attorney Chronicles! I'm not entirely surprised the game was not at all represented during Giant Bomb's 2021 GOTY coverage as the visual novel and traditional adventure game genres have never been well-represented on the site. Nonetheless, I agree with both of your points that while the game is fun there are certainly quibbles to have with its UI and gameplay. I honestly think the franchise is at a bit of a crossroad in terms of where to go with its original courtroom focus. On the one hand, it is what defined the franchise in the beginning. On the other hand, the series always seems like its attempts to modernize the franchise and keep things fresh are in conflict with what drew people to the series in the first place. Yet, I can't blame them for wanting to mix things up considering how long the Ace Attorney games have been going for.

But at least I am in good company with people that agree Herlock Sholmes is good.

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It appears you enjoy the Pokémon franchise.

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Hey everyone, just a friendly reminder that the next Spotlight is delayed until next weekend to make way for GOTY content this weekend. The good news is that everyone has more time to send me your GOTY lists and blogs!

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This is definitely when side-stepping proved to be a massive consequence for the series as a whole. It took NetherRealm a WHILE to realize that the 3D circular environments made projectiles almost useless.