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StarTopic Nintendo General Discussion |ST29 Feb. 2024| Two Handhelds, Both Alike In Dignity

What Is Your Burning Desire? β€” Read the ST First


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I'm also not a fan of skill trees where you can just unlock everything. Like the point of branches is to force you to specialize! If you can get everything it's a regular ol' checklist.
Yup at that point just make them level up bonuses or tie it into non-main story completion.
 
Skill Trees, along with crafting and various other survival elements (and open worlds) are some of the most annoyingly overused features in AAA games.
I find structured gameplay elements in video games as satisfying, which is why I love FFVI’s Espers and Crisis Core’s mission structure.

But yeah, if overused, it can be annoying. Reminds me of a saying we have here: β€œThe few pleases, but too much annoys”
 
oh my god beaten to the punch
 
Hey

Hey, can anyone hear me?

I don't have much time. Whoever you are, please take this. You will have questions, but the answers will have to come later.

[REDACTED] has been detected in the website famiboards.com, in the guise of a "game". Decoded data suggests that [REDACTED]. Personnel are advised to consult on-site psychiatrists after contact.

It is of utmost importance to note that the "game" is a farce. Do not trust the game. It [REDACTED]

Please, just take this. Take this, and go. I... I also have to go.

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There is only STORY, and the ink has long since dried on the page.

I STRIKE LOVE IN THE NAME OF TWO
 
Hey

Hey, can anyone hear me?

I don't have much time. Whoever you are, please take this. You will have questions, but the answers will have to come later.

[REDACTED] has been detected in the website famiboards.com, in the guise of a "game". Decoded data suggests that [REDACTED]. Personnel are advised to consult on-site psychiatrists after contact.

It is of utmost importance to note that the "game" is a farce. Do not trust the game. It [REDACTED]

Please, just take this. Take this, and go. I... I also have to go.

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There is only STORY, and the ink has long since dried on the page.

I STRIKE LOVE IN THE NAME OF TWO
oh please. : - )

you don’t even know what you’re talking about. : - )

but I know what you’re all talking about. : - )
 
Let’s clear the air, since the other one seems to have caused a stir.

I can’t β€” and won’t β€” tell you much.

But I am willing to take questions. : - )
 
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Gonna make an anti-capitalistic rant:



This is just Disney forcing their IPs in a worldwide popular video game for the sake as using it as promotion for their movies and stuff. I know it’s a fun game and the idea of skins is phenomenal, but I also see it as corporations forcing their content on us to get us to spend money on their insaciable money growth, for the sake of pleasing a 0.000000000000001% of the population
 
How do you feel about people with red eyes?
They need more sleep. : - )

I have no problem with people having red eyes. I don’t even have an issue with a single person that has red eyes. I love people. : - )
 
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This has the same energy as a steak-eating champion saying they love cows
It’s hard to undo damage that’s been done. I can see that you don’t trust me.

I don’t need your trust, but I hope in time you’ll see that I have your best interests at heart. And I hope β€” in time β€” you’ll recognize how deeply familiar I am with your best interests. : - )
 
i thought this thread disappeared and thought β€œwth is sus doing now to mess with us”

turns out i was in the roost
lmao don’t give me any ideas! that would be uh. fuckin’ next level.

i’m not gonna risk deleting this thread though β€” even for the gag

sorry for the delay time again, I’m working on your GAMBITS!

what’s that mario shit again?

β€œthank you so-much for-a playing my game!”
 
I don’t need your trust, but I hope in time you’ll see that I have your best interests at heart. And I hope β€” in time β€” you’ll recognize how deeply familiar I am with your best interests
Naw this is giving me the heebie jeebies, my self-preservation instincts have been triggered

I STRIKE THE ABYSS IN THE NAME OF TWO

turns out i was in the roost
Niiiice people are legit getting disoriented
 
Naw this is giving me the heebie jeebies, my self-preservation instincts have been triggered
Please, by all means, play the game. : - )

Let me be clear: I am in favor of whatever facilitates the most discussion. I love this place. I love the people here. I am interested and invested in your conversations.

This is Suswave’s game. There is nothing malicious in its design. I am simply here to help facilitate it.

I do this because it fascinates me, because I enjoy it, and because the world would be a little sadder β€” and a little smaller β€” if it had stayed unpublished.

I understand not trusting me. In a way, that’s part of the joy. But all of this is true. : - )
 
Please, by all means, play the game
Oh I'm playing this game alright! You can't stop me!

[REDACTED] has successfully taken hold of [REDACTED] people. The "game" continues unabated. We have contacted Level 4 Administration about potentially using [REDACTED] to [REDACTED] the world.

For now personnel shall continue monitoring [REDACTED] with each member holding at least two reality anchors. They will provide updates every 15 minutes.

Even if half the strikes are hitting my faction, I gotta admire the amount of work @meatbag puts into attacking
I'm gonna be honest it's because STRIKE is currently our only action keyphrase and I kinda wanted to give Sus some breathing room on the GAMBITs lol

How many decimals of Pi can you count to?
I can COUNT to the first 50 because of a dumb song I heard when I was a kid.

On that note

I STRIKE ABYSS IN THE NAME OF TWO
 
Yup at that point just make them level up bonuses or tie it into non-main story completion.
Kingdom Hearts 2 is the one game that comes to mind in regards to this subject. Though it doesn't have skill trees, the game lets you spec into whatever build that you have enough AP (Ability Points) for and a lot of these abilities shine the most in the post-game.
 
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Let’s clear the air, since the other one seems to have caused a stir.

I can’t β€” and won’t β€” tell you much.

But I am willing to take questions. : - )
* Volcanic didn't even have the luxury to finish bringing his new dessert to ABYSS before... It returned. He could not turn away. People asked it questions, and it responded...cordially?
I am in favor of whatever facilitates the most discussion. I love this place. I love the people here. I am interested and invested in your conversations.

This is Suswave’s game. There is nothing malicious in its design. I am simply here to help facilitate it.

I do this because it fascinates me, because I enjoy it, and because the world would be a little sadder β€” and a little smaller β€” if it had stayed unpublished.

I understand not trusting me. In a way, that’s part of the joy. But all of this is true. : - )
...i-if you like us so much...why not make your own account and join us that way?
 
: - ) will never not have an ominous aura to me going forward.

In the meantime, I'm still awaiting the Muffins from Volcanic but all I'm getting are attacks from a second fourth class faction πŸ˜’
 
Some random thoughts that I don't really have a good home (I'm not touching the Direct speculation thread without a 10 foot pole right now) for:

Listened to the Nate the Hate episode yesterday. Oddly I'm not disappointed by the possibility of a "partner" Direct. If anything that feels like it significantly increases the likelihood of a bigger Direct and hardware reveal event in March/April. Also, I had assumed that Nintendo doesn't really have a whole lot to show this month anyways and I'd be more keen to see what Square-Enix, Atlus/Sega, etc would be bringing. So it's all good here. And maybe we get some additional 3rd party stuff in NSO announced?

With the Switch 2 hardware imminent and whatever is going on with MS this definitely feels like we're on the cusp of some major industry changes this quarter.

I did not have a TWEWY Acoustic album by the original composer on my bingo card for this year.

And does anyone have this problem with their backlog where you look at HLTB and think to yourself "Ok, this doesn't seem that bad. If I can get 1 hour a day for games, I can clear <TITLE> in X months/weeks" and then you discover two weeks later it's all a goddamn lie and you're lucky if you can get 1 hour a week and left wondering where that time is going? 😭

I'm also not a fan of skill trees where you can just unlock everything. Like the point of branches is to force you to specialize! If you can get everything it's a regular ol' checklist.
The only time you should be allowed to unlock everything in a skill tree is either in a post-game or New Game+ environment. Otherwise there's no risk or consequences to your decisions. I'll grant exceptions where the expectation is that you will unlock most or all in games with a single tree (ie. Chrono Trigger or Octopath Traveler) but those tend to be much smaller trees.

That said, I sort of liked Diablo III's weird system where you gradually unlocked all your skills as you leveled and could respec freely but that was mostly because ultimately at the high-end the gear you farm is what's going to dictate your build which is an inversion of how it's normally done.

Skill Trees, along with crafting and various other survival elements (and open worlds) are some of the most annoyingly overused features in AAA games.
I vaguely remember an old CliffyB blog post where he theorized, around the time of Gears of War 1's release, that looping in RPG features into action games was going to be a huge thing going forward mostly because it's a cheap/easy way to keep players engaged (hooray skinner boxes). For all his faults, he wasn't wrong about that.

Kingdom Hearts 2 is the one game that comes to mind in regards to this subject. Though it doesn't have skill trees, the game lets you spec into whatever build that you have enough AP (Ability Points) for and a lot of these abilities shine the most in the post-game.
KH games are pretty good at making sure that you don't have enough AP points to allocate to all the skill you've unlocked, and they're often designed such that you'll have more stuff you're unlocking if you keep playing past the final boss.
 
*stumbles bleary eyed into the House LOVE kitchen on this cold and rainy Thursday morning*

Hey man you've been hogging BINGLE! I wanna be the one to fill their BOWL today
Hey mornin! Yeah sure, their bowl is right over there by that sideways mirror.


Edit: oh hey, you got it just as I walked in. :ROFLMAO:

And I'm supposed to be the one who's gotta go fast, dang
 
And does anyone have this problem with their backlog where you look at HLTB and think to yourself "Ok, this doesn't seem that bad. If I can get 1 hour a day for games, I can clear <TITLE> in X months/weeks" and then you discover two weeks later it's all a goddamn lie and you're lucky if you can get 1 hour a week and left wondering where that time is going? 😭
I feel you. The whole "If I do x in y time I'l be done by z!" is a pattern I regularly fall into, not just with games :')
 
Gonna make an anti-capitalistic rant:



This is just Disney forcing their IPs in a worldwide popular video game for the sake as using it as promotion for their movies and stuff. I know it’s a fun game and the idea of skins is phenomenal, but I also see it as corporations forcing their content on us to get us to spend money on their insaciable money growth, for the sake of pleasing a 0.000000000000001% of the population

Two shitty tastes that taste like shit together.
 
I still don't understand why this mirror is just sitting on its side here by the food, weird. At least Bingle seems to like it, maybe it looks like there's a friend eating too ❀️

anywayssss

*watches Bingle go nom nom nom*

bingle gonna eat some good fricken food 🎢
so the lil bingle belly will feel fricken good 🎢
now eat up bingle buddy and nourish your soul 🎢
from your bingle bowl, bingle bowl, bingle bowwwl 🎢
 
Welp gang, today's the moment of truth for me. I'm taking my knowledge test and I've studied as much as I could. Wish me luck!

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Awww man I said I'd feed the dog and then I went to work without doing it, @chocolate_supra will kill me.

Okay BINGLE, come get food! BINGLE! It's in the BOWL!
Looks like you're removes sunglasses in the dog house puts on larger pair of sunglasses

To shield my eyes from the blinding light of my STRIKE against LOVE in the name of ABYSS
 
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