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One Piece: Bon! Bon! Journey
[Alabasta Part 2] got Wanda from the Minks' event, waiting for the next story chapter, yet again. Add me if you play this one.

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☆★★★★ Candy Crush style match-3, not original, but surprisingly good and varied, freemium bullshit could be FAR worse, honestly bamboozled. Also, i don't hate or love the "pop up pirate collectible" aesthetic... it's a thing, not sure if bad or not.
Ghost In The Shell
[Mission 9] Mission variety is quite good, it really is. Gotten used to using the d-pad (yeah, it was before the PS1 had analog). Holy shit, the OST!

Updated about 2 years ago

☆★★★★ it's ludicrous how the PAL copies of this were mostly rental onel, and it's rare as hell, and goes from 50 on onwards used. Finally found a copy for a reasonable (the "not in debt" but still expensive since it's uber-rare) price, so happy to have this in my collecton. :)

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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 – DLC Pack 2 PS...

Another season, another DLC Pack for Pirate Warriors 4, the game that keeps in making you wish there was more of it, not only for what concerns the roster of characters. But i did that mini-essay for the review of the first Character Pack, and then a...

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about 1 week ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Most likely, i did it before with the PS2 and PS2 Slim, but i will to budget better, IF and when i wanna get a PS5. I could change my mind (probably when NIS will announce Disgaea 6 for it, i do... function like that XD)
Oh, you're a Disgaea fan, also?

For now i'm gonna get more use out of my vanilla PS4 as i can, and soon the time to catch up with some releases that will become cheaper with the "next gen advent" will be quite ripe.
It's the best decision at this point.

Same, i waited some months to see how the DMC V situation with MTXs was gonna evolve, but they turned out to be.. "benign". Really, Capcom shouldn't have put them in to begin with, but it's definitely not like the usual. i got CTR 2019 used for 20 bucks exactly for that reason, and that one definitely suffered from it, since the Fornite style shops and item rotation made me stop playing. Shame, Benoox did a great job otherwise.
It's worse when you consider that they stated that there wouldn't be MTXs, only for them to be added in a patch. I think Activision enforced those, and did it on purpose; they knew that people were excited at the absent of MTXs, so they waited until post-release so reviews wouldn't mention them AND so that the ESRB couldn't rate it for microtransactions. kinda disgusting really. on the other hand, Injustice 2 only has it for cosmetics, so I figured that I can take the plunge with that one.

SF V is a PS Plus title.. from now, glad i waited.
Good things come to those who wait.

So what do you think about the €500 price tag ($500 for me) Sony recently announced for the PS5, as well as the €80 ($70) price tag for their first-party games? Starlgiht isn't too pleased at all at the £450/£70 price tag the console and games will go for in his region, either (it's more expensive than the PS3 was there).

Oh btw, I managed to get a Switch. annoyingly, I had to pay more than the MSRP ($355 instead of $300), but at least it's a brand new unit and it's the one with the improved battery life. unlocked the entire roster in Smash Ultimate and got the Season 1 DLC (Season 2 will wait for the holidays) as well as some Sega Ages releases (Phantasy Star and Thunder Force IV) and Ninjala. so far, been enjoying it.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
I didn't get SSB Ultimate as in i knew i'm not that constant with multiplayer focused titles.
I mostly just play by myself against/with bots as I have no friends and I've had bad experiences with online play outside of Splatoon; not too bothered by the multiplayer focus, but I understand what you mean.

It will be interesting to see who will take writing duties from now on, given the quality of it dropping considerably in last season (which is still true), so i'm looking forward to see the fourth season, even more than before. If nothing else.
You're not the only one. from what few comments I've read, quite a few people are looking forward to the show now that he's gone.

Changing the subject, i'm glad my usual movie theather opened again, i will be - quite soon- be back to work in that dismal place, but it's close to the theather so maybe i will manage to see The New Mutants on its "launch day" here in Italy.
The New Mutants?

it still was a thing before Disney "consumed" Fox, and i wouldn't have been too surprised if they cancelled it instead.
I'm all too familiar with the Disney/Fox fuckery, especially since it fucked over MvC Infinite.

I think the COVID-19 pandemic is more to blame for the drought of games in general, and the reason why Sony will release the first batch of PS5 in a limited quantity, and i believe it, they clearly wanted to launch it for the holiday window and have many to sell...
I guess now would be a good time to search for the older titles and get them for cheap.

But they can fuck of with their "if you prove worthy to us, MAYBE we'll let you preorder the thing" bullshit
It wouldn't be the first time Sony was being cocky like that. I remember reading up a comment they made back in 2006 that stated that the PS3 was for people who were willing to work a second job. no, seriously.

It seems indirectly confirmed it will have just PS4 retrocompatibility, but not complete, we know that.
Which is disappointing, because Nintendo usually does a perfect job with backwards compatibility on the systems that supported it.

given how many RPGs i played this year and how fast i go through them... i can wait for the Live-A-Live release, for sure. XD
I guess you'll be fine, then.

Moon? I heard about that game recently. what's that?
about 1 week ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
To elaborate a little more on the issue with the R&C movie humour, yes, it's not perfect, but i do believe it's a lot better written than the one seen in the movie. Which oddly is manifactured as a kids movie when the games were and are more target to teens (as you rightfully point out), given the innuendos and the sci-fi references.
Especially given the game's hilarious subtitles that get dropped for the PAL releases.

Then again, this whole "reboot and movie of said series's reboot" deal didn't sound that good to be begin with. To answer the question, yes, i played the game first and not a small numbers of scenes in the movie are the same one seen in the videogame. They share the same animation style so the transition is fairly seemless, but it's one of the problem of doing this tie-ins that both stray from the other incarnation of the IP and still stick to them too much, compromising too much and getting nothing of value as a - fairly obvious - result.
Makes you wonder if they were just being lazy.

I guess they really hoped it could turn out some profit, so they set-up that final scene to excuse themselves a sequel... but it reviewed really bad, didn't turn out that great in box office revenue either, and i'm guessing it's still a financial loss.
If Wikipedia is to be believed, the movie only made 3/4th of its budget (cost $20 mil to make, only got back $14.4 mil).

About that italian dub thing, yes, i can confirm it, as the historic italian voice actor for Clank (Aldo Stella) said on social media they didn't even contact him to reprise the role for the movie, as it would have been obvious. But still, this isn't even the worst issue, as he was replaced by another, hugely competent italian VA, not a Youtuber for Ratchet was. And another female Youtuber (one i never even heard before or since) for the female "Space Ranger" chieftain character, which clearly shouldn't have been there, at the least the other Youtuber could voice act in a kinda professional way... her performance was frankly embarrassing.
That bit with Clank's VA happened with Sonic X over here in the states, and that VA controversy was a shitshow in and of itself. I'd have to elaborate on that.

I'm doing the same, but for the X-Box One, i should be able to get it from a friend who impulse buyed but then had pretty much 0 use for it.
So you might get a free Xbox One? sweet.
about 2 weeks ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
But yeah, it's weird that there hasn't been a new Wario platformer in 12 years. even Smash Brothers focuses more on the WarioWare stuff than the Wario Land stuff.

As someone who didn't play a single Warioware game (other than the first game via a demo), I loved playing through WarioWare Gold's collection of old and new stuff. but I can see where you're coming from.

Better than Game & Wario? how bad was G&W? I was going to get that, but the high prices turned me away.

Here are some more facts regarding the company staff I was going to mention but forgot (was going to edit them in the comment), these both show that Konami was horrible even back then

--Konami wanted the top staff to work on TMNT games after the first game was successful, so Akamatsu had to make due with who was available regarding Castlevania III. the game didn't sell as well as they hoped so he got demoted, and later left the company sometime in the 90s. [based on an recent interview I read on shumplations]
--Masato Maegawa wanted to make Lunatic Gunstar (the game that would become Gunstar Heroes), but Konami turned him down as they wanted focus on sequels and licensed titles. this was what led him to leave the company in 1992 along six other employees to found Treasure, and the aforementioned game would be released by Sega instead. Treasure would later go on to be modestly-successful company in their own right over the next 20 years, with cult hits like Dynamite Headdy, Alien Soldier, Guardian Heroes, Sin & Punishment, and a few others. [they haven't released a new game since 2014, though.]
--When Murayama left Konami in 2002, Konami removed his name from the credits of Suikoden 3.

Yeah, in a way it's classic Konami logic, as they are ultra fast to give up without ever really starting to fight, i doubt they even marketed it, aside from it popping up in the mobile app stores in the regions they soft-launched", i guess "is in there" count as Konami's overall marketing phylosophy, even more than before.
Ultra fast, lol. [you probably didn't get the joke, but Konami once founded Ultra Games in the US to increase the amount of US releases they could do.]

Then again, i'm probably biased because i do belong to the demographic that did grow up watching Jim Carrey, and learning of him by seeing The Mask and Ace Ventura.

I've seen those movies also as well as Me, Myself, Irene, Dumb & Dumber and Bruce Almighty. I was a bit of a Jim Carrey fan myself back then.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Wow, I didn't expect you to comment that quickly.

"Any sound you make will end up on the internet." (chef's kiss)

for one, i'm glad Akira Yamaoka was able to join Grasshopper Manufacture, not just because i like Suda 51 as well, but because - from i what could gather from interviews and reports - he seems to manage the company in a more healthy way.
I didn't know that, that's good to hear.

For example, i forgot of Guy Cihi (motion capture model and VA for James Sutherland in SH 2) until the infamous Silent Hill HD Collection happened, as Konami didn't want to pay him (and i guess all other VAs) any royalties, so they recorded the dialogue from scratch, and worse... Among other things i'm pretty sure you know by now.
I heard about that case. they were able to resolve it for SH 2, so you can choose from the original voices in that game; SH 3 had no such luck. Guy Cihi actually did an interview a couple of years ago, too.

I remember reading about a guy named Akira Sakuma who was pissed off with Konami regarding Momotaro Dentetsu, which was a board game series developed by Hudson Soft. what's Hudson got to do this? Konami used to own them from August 2001 to March 2012 when they got merged into the company. never heard of him before then. [Link]

I wasn't expecting you to quote the whole list. that would be insane.

for one i never knew the composer of the NES Castlevania soundtrack.
To be more specific, she's the co-composer; the other one was Kinuyo Yamashita. the first game had parody credits, so as a result, Yamashita was credited as James Banana (a parody of James Bernard), while Terashima went uncredited. the sequel, which the latter would co-compose, did use their real names, but only in the Japanese version. which gave them bizarre roles. [Link] Yamashita left the company in 1989 for a freelance career and continued to compose up until 2010 when she presumably retired. no clue on what happened with Terashima, though.

I really like Wario Shake It and their Kirby Wii game. Kinda wish they made another Wario 2D Platformer, or took another crack at Wario World
When you said Wario World, do you mean the Gamecube installment? because Goodfeel did not made that one. Treasure did. in fact, Goodfeel wasn't even around back then (the game was made in 2003).
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Yeah, Live-A-Live gimmicks, ideas and battle system sound quite intriguing, i am definitely looking forward for that re-release!
I probably expect it next year given how long it took for SE to officially localize Seiken Densetsu 3 after it got re-released (and the two Romancing SaGa sequels after they were announced).

Good job on Injustice 2 and Devil May Cry V, i have to get to that one as soon as i get the PS4 back from the shop at the end of september, or earlier, i wanted to have them clean it good and put new thermal paste in it, i'd rather wait a little more if i don't have to deal with the "your PS4 has overheated big time, turn it off" message anymore. I would like to just get a PS4 Pro, but its still too expensive for my blood, and it pointless to upgrade now, next year it will be quite cheap, with the new generation launching and all. It's a waiting game that's worth it, definitely.
I had to get mine clean (which is why I couldn't play anything on it for a while), but luckily I didn't had to wait long. are you thinking about replacing the PS4 with a Pro, then?

I initially was going to avoid buying DMC 5 since it has microtransactions for red orbs and I assumed that they made it so that you get very few red orbs to entice you to pay for them (I didn't buy Street Fighter V and the 2019 Crash Team Racing remake for exactly those reasons), but apparently the red orbs are just as common in this game as it was in previous games, so I decided to go for it. V surprisingly turned out to be really fun to play as, too.

I'm mostly just getting the cheaper games now. I bought SSB Ultimate in preparation for getting a Switch (the revised one with better battery life).

Oh yeah, did you heard about Warren Ellis being in trouble? [Link]
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