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Ragnarokio

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carrion - 4/5

was a really cool concept and i'd like to see more games like it. the gameplay itself felt kind of weak but the aesthetic and concept were strong enough that it was still an enjoyable experience.
 

thePlinking

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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: the Sith Lords.

I have never had such mixed feelings towards a game in my life. On one hand KotOR 1 is one of my favorite games ever, and it’s the only non-Pokemon RPG that I consistently find myself enjoying. Everything that was so great about the first game is there, and most of it is at the very least more polished than the original. The new stuff was even better, tons of mechanics like character influence and lightsaber forms make the game so much better.

On the other hand there are a ton of negatives I have. The first game was never too hard, but it certainly wasn’t a pushover. But KotOR 2 has random difficulty spikes in various different places. Like a boss fight that forces you to play as a single specific character, no matter how under-leveled or ill equipped he is. You can’t have anyone else in your party, so you have to cheese your way through the battle. There are plenty of examples of this.

The characters aren’t as good either. The first game had a cast full of interesting characters to play as. Here there are 2, maybe 3 new characters I enjoyed (Atton, Mandalore, and Bao-dur).

So with all of that said, the game is still fantastic, and about as good as the original.

That is until the end when the whole thing falls apart.

Apparently the game was rushed out, because the last hour of it is just unfinished. The story has a twist villain, who you could tell wasn’t a good guy from the very start but the game insisted on saying a different character was the main antagonist. Not only did that characters henchman have more screantime than him, but he himself had a more prominent appearance on the title screen than in the actual game. Think if Zant from TP was not only replaced by a worse villain, but never had any setup to begin with despite being the prominent figure on the games cover.

Then there’s the very end. There are multiple different things wrong here. Apparently you get different missions at the end depending on what sidequests you complete. The problem is that the missions don’t amount to anything. No secret ending, no unlockables, nothing. They aren’t even set up at all. I didn’t know a certain character was dead until after I looked up why the ending sucked. Things just happen for no reason. At some point a character is searching for you in order to help you fight the final boss, you play as her, beat a boss, watch a cutscene of her continuing on the same path that you went on, and never see her again. There is absolutely nothing redeemable about this ending. After you beat the final boss (which isn’t even the final boss itself, it’s just slashing at a bunch of flying lightsabers) you just fly away with no sort of conclusion and the credits roll.

I have never wanted to like a game more than I do this. There are parts that I find awesome, there are plenty of things that I think this games did better about the original, but in the end, I just can’t make up my mind on whether I like this game or not.
 

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Super Paper Mario

god damn this game is no joke, I'd go as far to say this is one of the hardest Mario games I've played, though mainly around half way through it do things begin to ramp up

switching b/w a 2d and 3d perspective is cool, but I had a certain fear of it when I initially saw gameplay of it so long back, and unfortunately it came to pass, in that you sorta have to comb over levels back and forth in both perspectives to make sure you didn't miss anything, and not just extra stuff, like mandatory passage ways or key items, also puzzles will be the death of me

I like the story but it's the kind that doesn't pay off until the end, since most of the chapters are just kind of random scenarios going on, but good stuff otherwise

it's not beating the first two Paper Mario games for me, but this was still a great game
 

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Tales of Berseria
I know.

I know.

I had a really good time with this game, actually. Really enjoyed the characters and story, and the combat was engaging and satisfying. Made me laugh, sometimes almost made me cry, and was just very fun and enjoyable overall :rosa:

Magilou best girl.
 
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Super Mario 3D All-Stars

This is a wonky as hell collection. I've played the first world of each game, so this is like a first impressions take.

Super Mario 64 - This looks nice and sharp and clean, but that just makes all the ugly stand out more. There's a lot of pop in, which I can obviously forgive because of when the game was made, but it is so noticeable now. Also weird things happen to Mario sometimes, he sometimes turns into a very low poly version of himself and looks like a scary troll monster, it is very distracting when it happens.
It controls fine but the long jump feels different, like way more floatier than it was before, though that's probably just me.


Super Mario Sunshine - The cutscenes in this have been zoomed in on to fit wide-screen and it is very noticeable, they're also really dark when compared to the gameplay sections and it looks really jarring.
Now that things are cleaner and sharper the ripple heat effect is really noticeable and it looks like they went far too overboard with it. Things don't look hot so much as they look like they're underwater sometimes.
FLUDD's spray controls have been inverted and you can't play with the water pressure anymore like you could on the GameCube. ZR and R are used for either running and spraying or standing and spraying, it works but it feels alien to me after so many years of original Sunshine.


Super Mario Galaxy - This looks mostly the same to me, to the point where I wonder if they've done anything to it at all, though it has been a long while since I last played Galaxy.
We can use Y to spin and use launch stars and it feels so much better than flicking the damn Wiimote. The gyro works okay to collect Star Pieces but I've had to re-centre it tens of times with R, it also feels much slower than the Wiimote.
This last point is just me but playing with a Pro Controller that has two sticks constantly has me trying to use camera controls which obviously don't exist.



The menus between games are fine, and it's nice to have the soundtracks but overall the collection itself just doesn't seem happy to be here. There's very little fanfare about it and nothing to spend your time on outside of the games themselves unless you use your Switch as an iPod.

First impressions - 7/10
 
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twilitfalchion

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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Ah, a classic.
Amazing art style, fun gameplay, near-perfect soundtrack--a wonderfully pleasant, but challenging game. The only real gripe I have with it is kind of nitpicky, but still. The baby's cry every time you lose him is a bit grating, but everything else is so enjoyable I can't complain about it much.

Classic SNES/10
 

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Resident Evil Revelations 2

was still in the process of doing the add on stories but as for the main campaign goes, I really liked it, I think even more so than the first Revelations but its been years since I played that, so cool to play in handheld mode on the switch too
 
Genshin Impact

This is a free to play Chinese Breath of the Wild clone. It is gacha as hell and really lays on the grind thick after the first half hour.

The shame is that the characters have very cool designs and are likeable, the world is very pretty and serene and fun to roam around in and the music is rather lovely too.

But the microtransations and the grind and the gacha is all just too much.

If this was a full priced game with none of the money grubbing then it'd be worth a go. As it is, it doesn't just want your money, it wants your blood and tears too.

Half good, half bad, and the bad is so bad.
 

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Sal Manella
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Thug Mansion 3

After the admitted disappointment I had w/ Dark Moon, I'm glad to say that this game faired way better. The tone, graphical style, and soundtrack still feel kinda tainted from Dark Moon, but the gameplay is such a great improvement that I can put all that in the background. The exploration felt a little more closer to the first game, not quite there, but it's in the right direction. I like how the ghost slamming thing is something Luigi does entirely on his own, like he doesn't learn it from anyone, it's just something he can do all of a sudden. I like to think after going through a bunch of haunted places already, Luigi's had enough of these ghosts.

While I'm not a big fan of how his voice is on here, I loved his expressions alongside the other characters, like all this could be in a movie. I like how Hellen keeps wanting to get noticed by King Boo, she obviously has a thing for him. Almost reminds me of Nastasia and Count Bleck in a way, except not as harmful.

bottom line, I had a great time here, it falls right behind the first game for me
 

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