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To answer some recent questions:

Yeah, Smash is first party. Same philosophy as I treat third party games with Nintendo IP.

Not concerned with tracking games traded away. Would really add unnecessary complexity.

Also, I picked up World of Final Fantasy. They better not come up with a physical release now...

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Runner 3 (digital)
Enter the Gungeon (digital)

A note on Enter the Gungeon: The game is a piece of shit. Don't make the mistake to buy it.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

RolStoppable said:
Runner 3 (digital)
Enter the Gungeon (digital)

A note on Enter the Gungeon: The game is a piece of shit. Don't make the mistake to buy it.

Do tell.
I had read good things and was considering getting it myself.



psychicscubadiver said:
RolStoppable said:
Runner 3 (digital)
Enter the Gungeon (digital)

A note on Enter the Gungeon: The game is a piece of shit. Don't make the mistake to buy it.

Do tell.
I had read good things and was considering getting it myself.

It has to be one of those games that reviewers play for only a couple of hours before they write their reviews. Since it is a game with randomly generated levels that starts over and over again, they extrapolate the quality based on the little they've played without ever finishing any playthrough. The controls are fluid, but doing twin-stick shooter gameplay isn't rocket science.

What's backbreaking for Enter the Gungeon is that the game gets more difficult the longer you play. That completely undermines the premise of doing rerun after rerun. I played ten or so runs in co-op with my brother and each run lasted 20-60 minutes depending on which hand we got dealt. The main problem is that the more stuff you unlock, the more weapons and ammo are in the mix for the randomizer, and the catch is that only a minority of guns can be considered good. So the more you unlock, the higher the chance that you'll be stuck with guns that suck and therefore the lower your chance to reach new floors in the gungeon. The game is missing proper permanent upgrades, like starting with more health (drop rates for hearts to replenish your health are atrocious, by the way) or something other than the plain standard pistol.

Your skill at playing the game may increase over time, but you are first and foremost at the mercy of the randomizer, especially because the bosses have long health bars. If you are lucky and get a good gun early, you sense a real chance at progress. But if you are unlucky - and chances are big that you are - you can already tell where the given run will be going: An uphill battle that is doomed to failure because enemies are bound to overpower you. Also, status effects like poison and burn are ridiculously damaging, so a single mistake can almost kill you.

In the end you are stuck with a game that doesn't reward you for the time you put in. It's the same thing over and over again without a light at the end of the tunnel. Co-op is commonly a saving grace for otherwise questionable games, but not so for Enter the Gungeon.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Got the digital version of Guacamelee.

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Veknoid_Outcast said: 

And the October haul:

Lego Harry Potter Collection

Save Me Mr. Tako

Zarvot

Joggernauts 

Yomawari: The Long Night Collection 

And the November haul:

Moonlighter

Astebreed

Trine: Enchanted Edition

This War of Mine: Complete Edition

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection 

Celeste

Dragonball FighterZ

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Diablo III: Eternal Collection



I got "Monopoly" and "Wheel of Fortune" deeply discounted in the Thanksgiving eShop sale that ended on 11/28.  I got them both to play with my wife and other family members who aren't into video games as much as I am, but enjoy playing traditional board games and versions of game shows. 

I played a game of "Wheel of Fortune" with my wife last night, and while the experience of playing a game together was fun in itself, it is striking to observe the bare minimum of effort Ubisoft puts into the games they license.  While playing, I could not help but thinking of how much more effort was put into the presentation of the "Wheel of Fortune" game on Sega CD in 1994 compared to the Ubisoft release about a quarter of a century later.  The Sega CD "Wheel of Fortune" features FMV sequences of Vanna White and 6,000 puzzles to solve.  Ubisoft could not be bothered to license the likenesses of Vanna White or even Pat Sajak.  In addition to it's generic cartoon hosts, Ubisoft's version boasts 4,000 puzzles.  That's 2,000 less puzzles than the Sega CD version released 24 years ago.  And Ubisoft was asking for $39.99 for this at launch.  I guess from their perspective, having to unlock shirts and pants for your character as you play is more immersive than the game actually resembling the tv show aside from the wheel and letter board.  I'm glad I waited to get it at 70% off.



Golf Story came in the mail.

Last edited by Ultrashroomz - on 30 November 2018

Just bought Diablo 3 !

Whelp, up to 570 games and 162 members.   New members are RobDX (8) and burninmylight (2).  Ganoncrotch (+12) is the biggest mover for the month, while ARamdomGamer is the fourth member of the century club.

 31 (!!) new games this month.  Only seven had more than one point: 

Game Count
Diablo III 9
Warframe 6
South Park: The Stick of Truth 4
Guacamelee! 2
Moonlighter 2
VSR: Void Space Racing 2
World of Final Fantasy Maxima 2

Among developers/publishers, Ubisoft had a huge month, and both they and Square Enix have crossed into the century club:

# Publisher Count November
1 Capcom 150 +6
2 Bethesda Softworks 145 +1
3 Sega 140 +1
4 Ubisoft 109 +15
5 Square Enix 103 +6
6 Nicalis 98 +1
7 Inti Creates 77 +1
8 Flyhigh Works 72 NC
9 Bandai Namco 70 +6
10 Hamster Corp 69 +1
11 Image & Form 59 +2
11 Platinum Games 59 NC
13 Konami 47 NC
13 Psyonix 47 NC
13 Shin'en 47 -1
16 Warner Bros. 46 +5
17 Team 17 44 NC
18 Nippon Ichi Software 43 NC
18 SideBar Games 43 +1
20 Chucklefish 41 NC
20 Rockstar 41 NC