DeathscytheX

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  1. I started playing around with this again. The end game consists of a new set of Moons in each kingdom. Some are floating around in different spots, and some are brand new puzzles added via a new hole to fall into. The biggest challenge is a really long gauntlet when you unlock enough moons. It's something I'll never bother to complete. It consists of many recycled boss battles and hazardous puzzles. If you die you have to start back at the beginning. There are no check points, and from what little I played of it, there are no refills of your heart meter. So you gotta make it through only getting hit 2 times, there is no shop to buy the extra ring of hearts in this area.


  2. I watched every episode of this, and although it had it's low points at the start. I'm glad I stuck with it. I think they spent too much time introducing the characters. I can't remember exactly when the show took off, but it was probably around ep 4 or 5 when each episode had me waiting in anticipation for what was going to happen next. It's way more political drama than battle heavy, but the plot twists were really good even if I called a few before they happened.

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  3. Rotten Tomatoes gives this a 65% Critics score and an 88% Viewer's score. The viewers win.

    I think this is going to be a new trend as fresh, more daring story telling comes out. Critics don't get it, but our generation that grew up watching multiple things outside of western culture do get it. This wasn't some masterpiece to be revered for decades, but it was a hell of a lot of fun. This was like Ghost in The Shell meets Blade Runner, without the label to create a high expectation for. The special effects were superb. The visuals were big budget movie tier minus a few shoddy moments here and there. The twist in the story may have been a bit cliche, but the action, violence, and schemes made up for it.

    its 10 eps worth your time if you're in the mood for some dystopian futuristic type stuff. Its about as close to a well done live action anime we'll get since there isn't an original source to butcher.


  4. They probably should cost more, but they can't. If not enough people are willing to pay $100 for a game, then you cant sell it at that price or you don't have a business. That is where the problem lies. That's why EA is getting out of the liner story gaming business and focusing only on games they can monetize post launch. People can be convinced to pay $100-250 for a game if they get DLC and some art books and statues. Its interesting how that works... but most of the time those types of games need to be established series or have insane hype.

    I could see myself paying $75 for a base game so long as its not bullshit. That's me though. The higher you go in price, mistakes and bombs are going to hurt more, and cost consumer confidence faster. No one is willing to take that chance yet. The same goes for consoles. They're always going to be limited until people are willing to pay $500. We live in a world where people get triggered over every small thing they perceive as getting taken advantage of over. And that sentiment becomes infectious on Reddit. Sometimes its jusitifed, but when its not, the results are terrible. (I watched my favorite game's expac get ruined over shit like this).

     

    The thing I don't want to see is "early access" become the norm. I think that's a bunch of bullshit.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Sledgstone said:

    I don't agree with the inflation argument. Sure inflation has been happening but wages have not been increasing at the same rate, at least for me it sure hasn't. There's alot of products that haven't gone up in price in over a decade. Milk, bread and eggs still cost the same as in 2006. Yes it's not a fair comparison of eggs to video game development but some things we are used to being a specific price.

    On the other hand the price of a movie ticket has almost doubled since 2006, but ppl will still go to the movies. Once a movie ticket starts hitting the $20 mark I bet ppl will go to a hell of a lot less movies especially since everyone has to watch 30 minutes of trailers and commercials before the movie even starts as it is. But movies have something to offer a video game doesn't when it comes to piracy. If someone buys a movie ticket they buy an experience that won't happen again after a certain point in time. Being able to watch that movie in a theater with amazing sound and a giant screen. But a video game doesn't offer an experience like that to counter piracy. If someone pirates a game they have the same experience as the person that bought the game on release. The fact that going to a movie is something you can't recreate at home is why ppl pay the price of a ticket with current inflation rates. But if video games kept raising their prices then piracy would most like rise right along with it negating any extra profits they might have gotten from those higher prices. Mobile gaming has proved that the real cash cow is to get as many ppl playing the game as possible and then sell the microtransactions. 

    Counter point: Movie going hit a 22 year low in 2017. It has less to do with the pricing and more with the product though. Reboots, remakes, sequels. 

    Games can't go up because of the frequency they need to come out now. Annual titles like COD have bred short attention spans. It's not like a car or a mattress that had a 5-10 year turn around. Plus you gotta pay for the console, and a yearly subscription to play most of the games. There is too much money going everywhere else. If they raised the prices, DLC and lootboxes wouldnt go away at this point so they dug their own grave.

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  6. I finally finished season 2. I feel like the Hero Killer arc was the strongest part of the season. I thought the last arc should have been the first, and the first the second or even last. Overall it was still excellent. This is still the best anime out right now IMO. I never thought I'd say that about a school anime, even though the don't spend much time in the class room besides setting up the next plot. I like the faster pace of the fights, they barely ever last over two episodes, and when they do its normally because a fight started late in the first ep and spills over into the next ep. The sports festival and the final exams were done extremely well. The exams were handled like the festival where 2-3 fights were put into each episode, with very little time put into significant flash backs. I look forward to Season 3.