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  1. So am I the only one who got genuinely excited by the news that the eight stories don't converge then? I've had one to many tale of many heroes coming together to fight of the big bad that i'm genuinely interested to see something like this try a new structure. Yes, i know the "traditional" aspect is important to the overall aesthetic, but Bravely Default showed me that recreating the same stories with the same gameplay mechanics doesn't always equal greatness. I'd much rather have some new stuff presented with the old.
  2. Very happy for Panic Button that they get to port this to the Switch. It's probably the biggest get for them thus far and if done right will do wonders for them.
  3. So, according to the developers this has been developed as some sort of spiritual successor to FFVI. Shameless ripped from Resetera: - Both are 33 years old and grew up during the golden era of SNES JRPGs with the gameplay and visual style of the time (pixel-art). - When Takahashi entered Square-Enix, he wanted to do these kind of games but he was told that it was easier to develop more modern-looking games. After years of hard and successful work, he was finally able to do the kind of projects he initially wanted to work on. - In terms of game mechanics, if Bravely was a spiritual successor of FFV, Octopath has been developped as a spiritual successor of FFVI. - He wanted to work on a new IP with a strong visual style that players would enjoy. - When the development of Octopath began, they made a demo exclusively in pixel-art. They then realized that it was prettier in their memories and that's why they decided to include modern effects with the Unreal Engine, especially lightning effects. They feel that it is a good mix between both generations. Music: - Nishiki-san grew up with games like Final Fantasy and the SaGa series. Both franchises have influenced his work on Octopath - He initially wondered whether he should try to adapt to the global audience or keep his own style. He asked himself what Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) would do in the same situation and therefore he finally decided to keep his own style. - Octopath's OST is influenced by his love of clasical music, he mentionned Bach, and movie musics. Moreover... : - The first demo has been downloaded 1,5 millions times. - People's reactions to the demo were overwhelmingly positive, even more so in Europe than in Japan. - their demo target was gamers in their 30s,40s who were seeking the same great sensations they had during the Golden Era of JRPGs. - They felt that the Switch was the perfect platform for that with its ability to play 1h in bed before sleeping. https://www.resetera.com/threads/octopath-traveler-has-been-developped-as-a-spiritual-successor-of-ffvi-takahashi-san.53546/
  4. HarMGM

    WarioWare Gold - I would try my demo…now!

    WOOF, the demo for this is fantastic. Points towards a very big return for the series in terms of content. Lots of modes, extras and characters being teased. Production values are also through the roof in comparison with the rest of the series.
  5. HarMGM

    Doctor Who

    Meanwhile on Twitch:
  6. HarMGM

    Doctor Who

    Murray Gold's replacement has been named as Segun Akinola. Up and coming composer.
  7. HarMGM

    Doctor Who

    It's as if the person who cut the trailer hated 'London 1965!', 'No Jamie, No!" and 'IKEAAAAAAA' becoming a thing.
  8. HarMGM

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

    The original release had a few bonus levels that were straight copies of levels out of 3D World. Super Bell Hill and a few others. With a few changes here and there to accommodate for different mechanics in Captain Toad. The new Switch version does away with those levels and replaces them with Oddysey levels that are in the style of the rest of the game rather then ripping older content. To be honest, I prefer what they've done here to the original. Those bonus levels felt like filler content whereas these levels add to the overall package due to maintaining the same style of challenge. Here's a video so you can check it out for yourself:
  9. HarMGM

    Doctor Who

    The 4th Doctor hype is real, as evidenced by the fact Planet of the Spiders viewing figures shot up from 6.000 people watching to well over 15.000. Looks like there's plenty of young people who want to see Tom.
  10. Smash has grown since Brawl though. The 3DS/Wii U entrees sold a combined 14-15 million copies on Nintendo's worst selling platforms in some time. The 3DS version in particular will probably wind up selling more then 10 million by itself(it's at 9,24 right now). Switch software has so far created a effect where existing franchises set new records for their Switch entries. Mario, Kirby, Zelda all came before. Smash is next in line for that easily. As for Let's Go Pikachu, we actually can extrapolate from the proper RPG's because you're forgetting some: the remakes. In which case we have FireRed/LeafGreen which sold 12 million copies. Every subsequent remake has sold more and more(HG/SS at 12,7 million, ORAS at 14 million). Considering the aforementioned effect of Switch software selling better then previous entries. it would be very surprising not to see that carry over to Pokémon.
  11. This is getting featured on the Treehouse chat right now. Looks like Armored Core alright.
  12. A tremendously average Direct with about as much content as the january direct at the beginning of the year. Made worse by stretching out the presentation of 1 title to fill up for the pausity of other titles. And at one of the most visible moments of the year. Still, the software presented looked quite interesting nonetheless. Smash looks like a very, very big package and will probably be the biggest game in the series. Fire Emblem looked quite ambitious from what was showed, though very rough. Daemon X Machina looks very interesting and Super Mario Party is the first time since Mario Party 2 that the series has looked *good*. I'd say there's plenty of good to be found in here, obstructed by Nintendo's massive boner for Smash Bros.
  13. I've heard rumblings of a possible Viewtifull Joe 3.
  14. HarMGM

    Doctor Who

    Looks like Frazer Hines has at least picked up some new fans.
  15. HarMGM

    Doctor Who

    MAROONED 1066 got me to laugh out loud with watching the Time Meddler last night. This has been great. Giving classic serials a chatroom playing right next to it makes the classic series immensely watchable. Seeing people take a shine to old companions like Ian and Barbara, Polly and Ben, etc. it all breathes new life into it. Can’t wait for the Pertwee era. HAAAIII!!! is the new LONDON 1965.

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