General Video Game Thread



  • What shitstorm around pokemon?

    As somebody who hasn't played it since...2nd Gen? I'm pretty 'who cares' about the whole "you can't get all 900+ pokemon!"



  • @Tempest
    The National Dex shitstorm probably.



  • @Jennkryst - Pokémon. Fire Emblem.

    Give it to me



  • Dang, the new Warframe cinematic, from this year's TennoCon... maybe it's time to patch up and go be flippy parkour space ninja robot(-y thing, sort of) again. The lore is good (and often tragic), the gameplay is good, and it's been long enough since I dusted off Nova, Mag, Titania Prime, Trinity Prime, Octavia, and the others that I'm not burned out on the grind right now...

    And that new gameplay reveal. And the implications, lore-wise, of "It's time to grow up, Tenno." And...


  • Pitcrew

    @Tempest said in General Video Game Thread:

    What shitstorm around pokemon?

    As somebody who hasn't played it since...2nd Gen? I'm pretty 'who cares' about the whole "you can't get all 900+ pokemon!"

    I'm still going to get it, because it's a Pokêmon game, but I'm a bit peeved. It's not about not being able to get all 5 billion pokémen. It's about not being certain if I'll be able to have my favorite pokęmons on my team. Because at the end of the day, having a fun lineup is what's best about Pokəmon.



  • @Rinel Made funnier by the fact that the company making the games has been re-using animations for 3-4 generations of games.

    The laziness in production is real.


  • Pitcrew

    @Admiral

    I've been saying it since Gen 3, but I'd be delighted with a game with no new Pokemon if that meant expanded features, story, and gameplay.



  • @Rinel said in General Video Game Thread:

    @Tempest said in General Video Game Thread:

    What shitstorm around pokemon?

    As somebody who hasn't played it since...2nd Gen? I'm pretty 'who cares' about the whole "you can't get all 900+ pokemon!"

    I'm still going to get it, because it's a Pokêmon game, but I'm a bit peeved. It's not about not being able to get all 5 billion pokémen. It's about not being certain if I'll be able to have my favorite pokęmons on my team. Because at the end of the day, having a fun lineup is what's best about Pokəmon.

    Yeah, I will be sad if I can't bring my favorite Kyogre along for the ride. Or the one particular Arceus I've had for what seems like forever. Or a couple of others, like my starter buddies from past games. Or various other mythical I've caught. But I do recognize that they're redoing all the models and animations for higher-fidelity—after all, Pokémon Go and Pokémon Let's Go! both are using the 3DS-era models and animations, which are okay, but not really meant for the high-resolution interfaces they're now being used for. And redoing every single Pokémon in the National Pokedex is not a small task. I can totally understand why they didn't do every single one for this first game. They've strongly suggested that the next game in this generation will have more of the National Dex.

    And I know (from what's been shown in trailers) that I'll be able to transfer in my favorite Wishiwashi, my favorite Snorlax, and—most importantly—my beloved Arcanine, Wulf, who's been dragged along through pretty much every Pokémon game I've ever played.

    So I shall be content, even if it turns out I have to let poor Kyogre, and Arceus, and the Four Swords of Justice, and Solgaleo, and all the other various favorites who would otherwise come along to play stay in the Pokémon Bank vault and sit this particular game out.



  • Squenix just announced they have no plans to release the FFVII remake on any console other than PlayStation.

    Suck it, Microsoft.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost said in General Video Game Thread:

    Squenix just announced they have no plans to release the FFVII remake on any console other than PlayStation.

    Suck it, Microsoft.

    Wait wait wait wait wait

    does that mean PC is off the table?



  • @Rinel said in General Video Game Thread:

    @Ghost said in General Video Game Thread:

    Squenix just announced they have no plans to release the FFVII remake on any console other than PlayStation.

    Suck it, Microsoft.

    Wait wait wait wait wait

    does that mean PC is off the table?

    Article I saw from 2 days ago said it's ps4 only. No plans for PC or Xbox.



  • Good. Down with PC gaming.



  • @Rinel said in General Video Game Thread:

    does that mean PC is off the table?

    FF7 was a Playstation exclusive; so too is the remake. I gather there are various reasons for this.

    I suspect one is "Sony wrote us a large check, possibly in vengeance for Microsoft having done the same to get us to make Rise of the Tomb Raider a time-limited Xbox exclusive some years back."

    vengeance


  • Pitcrew

    @Tempest said in General Video Game Thread:

    Good. Down with PC gaming.

    Why?

    @Sparks said in General Video Game Thread:

    FF7 was a Playstation exclusive; so too is the remake.

    FF7 was a Playstation exclusive for a limited time. It was released less than a year later for PC (on, like, 8 CDs). I'm not worried about that being the case; I'm worried about there never being a PC release.



  • There will be a PC version eventually. There is always a PC version eventually.



  • It's not like it's a first-party game (Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn) wherein the platform owner also owns the game and IP; there's not much chance we'll ever see either of those games ported to PC. Nor is it built atop an engine which is tied very closely to a given platform's hardware (again, Breath of the Wild, or Horizon Zero Dawn), making it unlikely to be ported when the whole engine would need to be rewritten. (It's actually a little annoying how good the Decima engine is, considering it's so deeply tied to the PS4 platform.)

    The FF7 remake is built atop Unreal, which runs on pretty much every platform in existence. Including, possibly, coffee makers; I wouldn't put it past them. There's no technical barrier to a fairly easy port. And unless Sony paid them an absolutely breathtakingly large amount of money for a permanent exclusive, there's no reason it shouldn't get a PC release someday.



  • @Rinel said in General Video Game Thread:

    FF7 was a Playstation exclusive for a limited time. It was released less than a year later for PC (on, like, 8 CDs). I'm not worried about that being the case; I'm worried about there never being a PC release.

    3 CDs! 4 if you include the 'Install' disk. I still have my copy of FF7 (and FF8) for PC.



  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 is out. I have it on Switch. I'm having a grand old time on it.



  • @Admiral
    Because of your avatar, I read that as "Dragon Breast Builders" and I am not sure if I am disappointed this is not a thing.


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    @Duntada Be the change you want in the world.


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