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    It Was Never As Good As You Remember (Horizon Zero Dawn PC)

    yikes, i saw a video on Digital Foundry's Youtube Channel on how bad this game performed. I didnt believed it until I pirated the game and played it. Now I was thinking of buying it later even though I already bought the Complete Edition for ps4 around $15 a good while back, still have the copy. Here's my takeaway on it on PC with a PS4 controller.

    This game sucks and it always has.

    When Zelda BotW came out in 2017 and was an instant hit, playstation owners needed something to play which released around the same time, that game being Horizon Zero Dawn. Now HZD won "game of show", three e3's in a row if I remember so there was a bit of buzz around it, however I dont think that it would have sold as well if not for having the same release window as Zelda. Many reviewers giving the game 10/10.

    As for me, I never placed these two in competition because of their genres. If anything I would have put HZD in competition with Assassins Creed and BotW with Metal Gear/Death Stranding. When I played Horizon Zero Dawn I personally never thought it to be any good or fun, just a new IP with excellent graphics (for the time) and one of the very few exclusive ps4 games there are in ps4's library. I forget what happened in the game's story but I remember that the game was very predictable from the e3 previews that I knew the ending before it even got released, they were robots and the ending would present you with shutting everything down or not. I mean c'mon the main character was named Alloy and everyone had robot faces, badly generated faces like a newer version of an Elders Scrolls Game. Even when I first played it I remember thinking that if I had to score the game it would have been a 73/100, and that was mostly due to the graphics and the cool primal-robo settings.

    Even if this game were optimized superbly, HZD PC would still not be that good. The player movements are slippery and the traversal feels lifeless. The graphics are outdated. The textures, the terrain, the repetitive greenery, cutscenes, basically everything needs an overhaul. And this is sad because 2017 was not that long ago and there are games in-genre from 2017-before that might actually be better than HZD now in retrospect, Assassin creed Syndicate for one, hell even Watchdogs 2 might be another thats a better game (and i still havent gotten my free copy from Ubisoft for their FAKE GIVEAWAY from watching a boring presentation). HZD's combat is broken as melee is useless. The Bow feels more like a gun than a bow. The AI is bad. Players choices meant nothing. Its More repetitive than most other repetitive games etc.etc. This game was done on an old engine and it hasnt aged well.

    It Was Never As Good As You Remembered. Claustrophobia Simulator LOL. Im talking of course about the PS4/PRO version, and that of PC too however PC users can now turn up the Field Of View, FOV, to see more and also set the game to UltraWide which is cool, however with the bad optimizations it would still run worse than an original PS4 on anything but a newer $450 grahics card. The cutscenes also get boxed in and it even furthers how great of a claustrophobia simulator on-ice this game was. Aloy is also a terrible protaganist, she's basically a grown up Female Chucky Doll with all the murderous intent and grumpiness and chucky-like movements and all the sneakiness and there's nothing to like other than if you like playing as a female protagonist, however in this day and age, Who knows whar Alloy identififies herself as now LOL #BlackLivesMatter

    Luckily I found out this game was pirate-able and i snagged it, only to remember that this game is what I thought it to be, Overrated. I gave it a score of 73/100 above, but after seeing how bad this game runs and how outdated it actually is in comparison to those games that came around the same time or before or newer that were also released for PC and perform better, Now I'd have to bump down HZD to something like a 54/100. If it werent for the Zelda "rivalry" at the time Im hard pressed to think HZD would have sold better than it did. It actually makes me wonder about HZD 2, that game looks amazing and the new landscapes in that game with the floaty islands and the beach settings make me excited, however revisiting the first game scares me on if they've actually tightened all the physics and movement and all the other non-graphical stuff that needs to get polished. Guerrilla Games did work a bit on Death Stranding and that game's player movement and feel was pretty darn good so hopefully they take something away from that.

    All in All. Horizon Zero Dawn is a Claustrophobia Simulator specifically made for Playstation 4 that hasn't aged well and is not a must have for ps5 backward compatibility either. DONT BUY IT FOR PC. Get something else like Death Stranding or Monster Hunter or something better.
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    Playstation Vs Xbox Vs Your Wallet

    Yikes, i saw Digital Foundry s video on the XSX and the Road to PS5. I came away with a thought that both were disasterous.

    The biggest takeaway for me was the amount of Compute Units in each console. PS5=36 XSX=52, thats really large gap... It suggest that maybe the XSX has a gpu that is One Maybe Two Tiers higher than PS5, oh oh... Even though the "teraflops" were close the amount of visual detail in the XBX will seem to be far cleaner at 4k. There were leaks and specs thrown out for a good year now following these two and it seem as though XBOX was misleading PS the whole time, we could see two different XSX console. One thats about the same as PS5 and one on a whole different level. Mark Cerny seemed very nervous and seem to try and quickly say it hast 36 compute units and then quickly change the subject. One source said the XSX cost $450 to manufacture and the PS5 $450 to manufacture, i feel as though they kept that second console manufacture cost secret.

    On to the storage unit. This is what made me feel the show was disastrous for both. XBX will have its own Proprietary Storage Unit, this is how theyre gonna make their money, its not gonna be cheap. PS5 has an insane speed storage unit that you cant even buy right now and the only thing close to it is about $250... this is how they'll make their money, but PS5 games can only be played on select "certified" storage devices YIKES. Yikes Yikes Yikes, I dont know what to think especially because they havent revealed prices. Ps5 has 5 speed and XSX has 2.5speed but in the case of Load speeds IT IS NOT LINEAR, at most the ps5 may have a few seconds to milliseconds advantage. Hard to say until we see a head to head.

    Games... Both showed none, PS5 was like "You remember Dead Space? Well you can see the monster in front of you but now you can hear him in front if you" LOL then they confirmed their backward compatibility was a joke and didnt even include PS3, yup if you remembered Dead Space too bad because its not coming to PS5 LOL. XBX showed raytraced Minecraft which is cool but that game came out in 2009, and Gears 5 running at crazy visuals. No new games Showed for both.

    Price, holy moley will these things be EXPENSIVE, think of maybe $500-600 for ps5 and $700-$800 for XSX (maybe higher prices for both). Youre gonna go broke immediately. PS5 is in a lot of trouble because there were sources saying PS5 was waiting on XSX to announce a price and then planned to Undercut them, again. This time they cant do that. Im interested to see how greedy or how generous they get with pricing. PS5 has a nasty patent where they throw microtransaction ads at you while playing, yuckers, gross

    At the end, power and all that stuff really dont matter. Console gaming is all about AFFORDABILITY and the quality of games that come to it. Nintendo Switch is the weakest of the bunch and outsold XBOX ONE X, the strongest of the bunch. PS2 was the weakest of the bunch but came with a dvd player and crushed both Xbox and Gamecube. Affordability and exclusives will be a big deal in my willingness to buy these console TBH, the last console generation just seemed like fortnite consoles and thats it. If both consoles are over $500 then for sure Im not buying until theres a price hike. What are your thoughts for those of you whom read this? Id like to know.
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    Re-Reviewing GBA OFFICIAL Reviews from 2017



    this is in regards to two official reviews from three years ago and my opinion. the games in review are Zelda Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn which both released around March 2017. Both games were 'in competition' with one another because of release date and perceived 'console wars'. Horizon recieved a 8.5 and Zelda recieved a 7... WHAT THE EFF WERE THE REVIEWERS PLAYING? were they playing the game or were they reviewing the games and giving score based on perceived head to head comparisons?

    Since 2017 there hasnt been a decent major ps4 released beside SpiderMan. Since 2017 there has been many great major Nintendo releases since Zelda. Now its the year 2020 and these gbatemp official reviews suck hard. Zelda is still one of the best games ever made, everyone still loves it. Horizon Zero Dawn is still one of the best ps4 games and everyone has forgotten about it and nobody plays it. Im beginning to think many many many many people only played Horizon because they were longing to play Zelda (sadly) but only owned a ps4 because the switch was frequently sold out immediately for a good year. Which could have led to an inflation of scores for its reviews.

    I finally played Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition in 2020. IT SUCKS. The graphics are okay but besides the graphics its hard to say this game had anything else going for it. The controls are a bit janky especially having to aim with the right thumb stick instead of motion controls. The camera and fov(field of view) is pretty bad too. Its also incredibly repetitive. Its a GREAT PS4 experience but shouldnt be compared with Zelda and should be compared with something like The Witcher 3. In that battle the Witcher beats out Horizon too.

    Jumping back to Zelda. Even though this game offers less in terms of interaction and graphics i would still say its better. Sure it has its flaws too (in hindsight), empty world, uninspiring Boss fights, weak side quests. But the game never got boring. If I felt done I could climb hyrule castle and end the game. Can't do that in Horizon, i played through it and dont remember too much from it, nothing stood out besides beginning and end and it felt like a chore. Zelda would have to compare to something like Metal Gear Solid 5 and i would say zelda beats mgsv.

    These two reviews suck. Theyre sucky reviews. I dont know where Im going with it but... have you played anything better than Horizon or Zelda since 2017? There arent many that can top these two games. One gets a 8.5 the other a 7, laughable.

    So i bought Horizon Complete for $20 last holiday (dec 2019), and tried to sell it for $10, NOBODY WANTED IT. When i listed it for $5, people wanted it for $2. Laughable. I ended up just giving away the game for free to some stranger.

    When I sold my copy of Zelda at the same time period, i listed it for $40 and it was gone the same day...

    Do people even know what Horizon Zero Dawn is anymore or what. Im getting the feeling it only got a lot of hype because it was released in the same time window as Zelda and people had to compensate with Horizon instead.

    This was just a random rant. thanks for reading people
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    I dont believe in buying games anymore. What I learned from pc gaming.

    i dont believe in buying games anymore, been buying them since i was a child, most games suck, you end up spending thousands of dollars that can go to something else. You cant buy every single game out there unless youre rich anyway. You find out that console gaming right now is a total scam with power levels that cannot meet the requirements of how a game was meant to be played oftentimes barely meeting the lowest requirements, same with PC as it seems everything is developed with RTX2080ti ($1200 value) in mind.

    There are too many "Launchers" out on PC:epic, steam, rockstar, bethesdas, etc. It really cludders my desktop, i like a clean desktop. But honestly i just like having the physical game, for those that dont know pc games in the past were bought in the store with physical discs and cases, everything is now digital which i hate.

    Rebuying games sucks now, i used to not mind it, I even used to think "i hope they rerelease this/that" but now ive seen so many lazy releases that its ust sickened me(mostly square enix). Some games even require modders to basically replace the entire game with modded hd textures and stuff to be worth buying. I bought Devil May Cry Trilogy twice and never played them, Valkyria Chronicles Twice times, Twilight Princess Three times, ocarina of time three times, etc etc. After enough times enough becomes enough. most if not all games nowadays have you read and sign an agreement that basically says that you dont own the game but rather agree to having the rights to play it or whatever it is. Really if they make you agree to that you should be able to own it on all platforms, especially if they plan on going all digital in the future.

    maybe im too old for games now...
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    I Built a PC, Sold It, Bought A New One

    i dropped a pc tower, it busted, i upgraded to that a pc with pretty good power, sold that when the time was right, sold some nintendo switch games and now i have a new one.

    here are the specs:

    ryzen 5 3600
    16 gb 3200hz ram
    rtx 2080 super, the cheapest one, but they all run the same

    there are more specs but they get boring...

    Initially I wanted the $400+ AMD RX5700xt, but to get its full potential I would have had to buy a $200 motherboard, which would have put the total to that of $600+ which is almost the same as a RTX 2080.

    It sucks though because all ive read about the rtx series is abput how much of a ripoff they are and how a lot of the cards are dying and such... That and im pretty sure the CPU i bought is a bad one, I can tell that its dying mas rapido and its temperatures are much higher than they should be. Im gonna have to go and exchange some parts which really sucks because this is the second time its happened with me and Ryzen. Im stress testing everything especially the gpu and I realy dpnt want to have to exchange it

    Update August 5th:
    Yea the CPU fan was going bad, it was screeching like what you would hear from an Electric station, whatever they are called i dont remember at the moment. I exchanged it and everything is fine now from the temps to the fan. Weird. Thats TWO times that I bought a Ryzen CPU and it died within a few days.

    Upon Further Testing:
    so Ryzen 3600 chip no1 was only barely able to get up to 4.1ghz at 100%(4.1025 or something, no Overclock) which is not very close to the advertized 4.2ghz, it would utilize 20% of the chip but the temps would get up to the 80's. after two days of testing, the fan started making a high pitched buzzing sound, and i went and exchanged it.

    Ryzen 3600 chip no2, in the same case with the same fan was able to hit over 4.22ghz EASY no Overclock, at 20% usage it gets up to around 68degrees-ish, which is normal from what i've read. I've since put an aftermarket cooler on it and its doing even better than stock.

    chip no1 was a complete dud.

    As for the MSI Ventus OC 2080 Super, i looked at the stats(or whatever) and it was hitting 2025Mhz on just stock usage, its advertised max clock is 1830Mhz. So maybe i might be reading it wrong, but its a good card from what ive read and stuff. Cool Beans.
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    Kids with No Shame

    i was scouring facebook marketplace and i just see so many prom dresses. Most people might see a regular ole prom dress, me, i only see monica lewinski wearing that dress with jizz stains all over it. Natty-ass girls, they know what they did in them dresses and hopefully nobody buys. Nobody should buy! Even if they were cleaned most of those things go out of style immediately. Some of the girls post it with pictures of them wearing it LOL.

    any of you girls (or guys, im not judging) have you bought a prom dress off craiglsit or facebook and did it come with funny white stains on them?
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    I Assembled A PC After I dropped My Old One And Busted A New One

    i dropped my old pc about a month ago. One of the people in the comments corrextly assumed I dropped it down a buttload of stairs, which is exactly what happened LOL. I was just too stupified and embarassed to admit thats what made it bounce like a basketball and wreck everything inside it. Well almost evwrything inside it.

    About two weeks later i went to a store where i bougt new parts. when i got home and assembled and it was working fine one day and the next day it took a major dump on me and everything didnt work, the workload was in the 80% and the temps were in the 95* on boot. the parts were obviously dead. I found out that the stock Cpu Fan and mount were junk and the screws were too short which caused way too much pressure when screw on properly which killed both cpu and motherboard. I returned it thinking i was just done with pc. until i got to the store where...

    I bit the bullet and got used parts for a another one. E ven thoug h i should have waited for the new ryzen 3000 and Navi cards to come out very soon.

    my old specs were 8gb ddr3, Intel 3000, radeon 7900, and that was assembled with preowned parts that were bought for very cheap at that time.

    my new parts has a new ryzen 5 2600 and a new motherboard, with 8gb ram and a rx580 all for about $380 from haggling on craigslist.

    Its a $800-900 build that might already be outdated by this summer but for that price (with the risk of getting preowned parts) i think its a good deal. And if it is outdated within the next year i can always use it as a capture card pc.
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    Happy Valentine's Day

    I send you down my love tonight
    On a dream that I can hold you near
    Will the message in your eyes
    Take shape and crystallize
    Or will you disappear

    That feeling when you sigh
    I could not want you more
    Ah , so close and yet so far
    And you know it's where we are
    And the moment I have waited for

    The rhythm of the turning tide
    And every start that shines in harmony
    Like the fairy tale you read
    Like the only heart you need
    Is here inside of me

    And we are held in time
    Your love lost in mine
    There is no yesterday
    Just the music on the bay
    We can lie together
    Make forever

    One night for lovers
    Kiss your lover tonight
    On a night like this you lie awake
    And no one can tell you why
    You fall in love, and love takes over
    With no goodbye
    I'm dancing in your arms

    Tonight I'd give my life for you
    If you were

    Mia no te voy hacer llorar
    Dime lo que quieras me amor
    It's the way it has to be
    If I get you close to me
    I will not let you go

    Say you'll be in my arms
    Don't make me wait so long
    Ah, love me with your lips
    Touch me with your touch
    Fill me up with one anticipation

    One night for lovers
    Kiss your lover tonight
    On a night like this you lie awake
    And no one can tell you why
    You fall in love and love takes over
    And there is no goodbye
    I'm dancing in your arms
    And I'm close enough to know
    You make me yours
    And you
    You're mine
    You're mine

    And the wonder of it all
    When tomorrow comes, I call you mine
    I'm the promise you fulfill
    In a lifetime you will still be mine
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    I Dropped My PC Tower, It's FU*KED And So Am I

    i was moving my pc tower from one place to another, i lifted as normal but the faceplate popped off and when it hit the ground it rolled like a fricken ball. I acted like it was nothing and casually turned it on but it just beeped, of course i unplug it to examine it. EVERYTHING WAS F*CKED. The whole case was bent and it was hard to slide off. The motherboard was also crocked AF and the cpu fan was big and heavy so it Fked that sht up too. The GPU was big and heavy, F*CKED, ram, F*CKED... The only thing that survived were two 120GB old 3.5in spinning hard drives, wires, power source and fans. For a big heavy rectangular object I have no clue how it was bouncing like that.

    I started to use my PC to game again because had given away my switch to a less fortunate blood relative around New Years and now IM F*CKED. I dont plan on buying any console or replacement PC for a few years, if at all... This sucks.
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    Expensive Games on Craigslist RANT

    Ever try to buy used games on craigslist but the price is too high? why is it that people sell based on their experience playing it and not the value of the consoles worth? I dont get it. The more you play with a console the less its worth, its called mileage...

    So I was looking for a Jtag X360 on craigslist and boom i found one within the minute for a reasonable price of $50, i musta been lucky because i looked at the other ads and i was surprised to find that people actually thought they could sell their old washed up consoles for more than $120, thats right for an old xbox360. the same goes for newer gen consoles too. So i scour craigslist for other consoles out of curiosity and again everything is overpriced, i dont get it. Im gonna go out on a limb and say that these are moms trying to sell the consoles because if they had compared their prices to that of a gamestop or a pawnshop they would realize their prices are higher and unrealistic LOL.

    I myself have used craigslist to sell my old video games but i never looked at other sellers prices because i understand the actual worth and such. My experience is that ive never had to wait for than a few days to sell and they come to get it and i live way out in the boonies... I look at these ads and theyve been on there for months, which shouldnt it decrease the value?

    Back to the mothers thing, Ive seen people try to sell their consoles at gamestop thinking they would actually gets lots for it and when the clerk tells them how much for all of it the mother would pout, get angry and storm out. I always laugh too because these people think their stuff is worth almost the same amount as when they purchased it, they go in with a smile thinking theyre going to get hundreds or dollars and when the clerk tells them their xbox360 and 20 games are worth $18.

    One time i saw this kid and mom go in with their xbox360, (yes i always see someone trying to sell their xbox) and they had this very large box full of games, very heavy. They wanted to trade it in for the new ps4, keep in mind this is 2018. me, my sister and some random customers just stand and watch BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW its gonna be a disaster lol. Of course the final total was something like $40 and the woman makes an embarrassing scene and leaves, but i blame the fucking kid, he looked about 14yr but dumbfukk acting like he didnt know the xbox1 was already 5yrs old and the 360 old as he was.

    but back to craigslist, i still dont know why people price things so high. the more they price things based on sentimental value the more you know that its worth less because theyve put too many miles into the console and therefore devaluing it immensely. I see many wiis being valyed at over $100 when those this go for $30-40 in better condition. I just dont get it.. And whenever i respond to an ad i always give a counter offer with reasoning but im always told im lowballing LOL. Example, i asked a guy if he was willing to sell his wiiu for $60 (console itself with pad) from $180 and was obviously denied. but i know thats a fair value because the console is dead and hes not gonna get anything near $180 for it ever.

    Do you guys frequently encounter this? Do you guys even shop craigslist? What are your thoughts? Give me examples of how much you think consoles are worth and such. And if you havent tried, hop on the craigslist and poke around videogames consoles in your area to see what im talking about.
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    biased scoring and rating games

    why is it that more and more were seeing really high numbers when it comes to rating a game? And from everything ive seen, each game has a different scoring criteria to justify its really high score. there needs be some sort of 'unified rules for the scoring of video games'

    for instance there were lots of 10s for CELESTE because of this that and this yet none of them mentioned the 'graphics' which would clearly be a 1/10 or story which would be a 2/10... but overall its a 10... yet there are 3ds games that are much much better in all imaginary categories but being 240*2p make all 3ds games nothing higher than an 8...

    God of War gets a 10/10 for graphics, story and sound but The Order gets 6/10 and Uncharted 4 get s a 8/10. Even though I could argue The order and Uncharted had better stories, gameplay, and blahblahblah the ps4s control sticks suck balls and it results in very clunky gameplay for every single ps4 game yet that doesnt factor in?

    its biased fanboyism. even from the top metacritic sites and such. paid shills.

    for something like Monster Hunter it always gets something around a 8.5 across all consoles regardless of pixel count and i think those are accurate ratings. But when it comes to some games i hate when people try to justify score based solely on a books cover or in this instance, graphics.
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    Pokemon Is Becoming Final Fantasy, (Not A Good Thing)

    I've noticed that Pokemon is becoming a horrible game, I basically had to force myself to play Sun/Ultra just to collect and breed my old ones to get the generation + symbol, I noticed that I barely finished Sun and just got all the Pokemon through tgs and bred all of them then abruptly stopped. I did finish Ultra but that one is just as bad.I don't know what it is but they're messing up the formula.

    It's very reminiscent of the Final Fantasy series to me. Once Final Fantasy 9 was done the games were no longer the same, sure FF10 is a lot of people's favorite because of the cinematic style and full voice acting and emotions but as soon as that was done Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire took over as the king of rpgs. Again FFX changed the formula and it's been for the worse and has never recovered. To me i see Pokemon is headed down that path.

    maybe it's an oversimplification of things that's ruining it maybe it's something else, too much hand holding, too many tutorials, too many forced mini games that aren't fun. Did anyone notice that it takes nearly three hours to reach the first Pokemon center? It takes 3 hrs to get two badges in Pokemon silver... Maybe it's the 3d style or the narrow walking paths, the easy battle system etc. IDK what it is but it's getting worse. Pokemon Sun holds your hand through the entire game and after game.

    on to Pokemon Switch rumors, I believe there was a quote that said they don't want to go back to the old style of up and down and wanted to do the 3d style which is fine but integrating it with Pokemon go? that sounds like a disaster, ride Pokemon was friggen annoying too. Just give me my damn bike and skates or sneak mechanic and my item finder, I don't want to ride on a stupid Taurus or Lillipup, I don't mind them getting rid of of hm but they made it worse and far more annoying.. And for the catching mechanic they're gonna add a Pokemon go flicking mini game to it which spells disaster, either it's gonna be too easy or too hard. If anyone remembers the original red/blue you were lucky to catch mewtwo with less than 99 ultraballs and he was paralyzed and sleep... in Pokemon at with full powers capture you could catch meet so with a premiere ball in the first throw... Why hold your hands so much of the game is gonna be easy af, I know for a fact i didn't have to use a single potion or heal item in the sun moon series

    They're are also rumors of the battle system turning into a paper rock scissors type mini game. Again this is comparable to Final Fantasy that all complicated strategy gets lost for more simple better looking animations. In FF15 all I did was good down the warp button and everything for smashed to bits, it wasn't even a challenge, I suspect the same for Pokemon too.

    Hopefully when we get our hands on it the older players will be happy with it, and if not... Hopefully Square Enix can take back the mantle of making the most enjoyable rpgs with the release of Octopath Travel or coming out July 13.
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    My Biggest Gaming Accomplishment

    I played many a video game. Mosts game you play and finish boom its done, forget everything about it because beating the game was the accomplishment. Some games have segments that are incredibly memorable like beating Sephiroth the first time in Kingdom Hearts 1 or landing the stupid plane in Top Gun, beating Mike Tyson in Punchout etc.etc.etc. Been thinking it over for the past 5 minutes and I already know what mine is...


    I started to replay Pokemon when XY came out, previously I skipped all of them after Pokemon Crystal. It was weird when I found out about pokemon IVs and EV's and nature and base stats and abilities/secret abilites. I was blown away, I had no clue beforehand. although I already knew about the ditto breeding from the original johto game on GBC. Pokemon Bank was annnounced and I was all over it.

    Bought a DSlite, bought used pokemon games (which are rare) and got to work. To my surprise most of the gamecarts had the GameStop exclusives event pokemon which I transfered into my XY(although newer events gave them back eventually like deoxys mew etc) it was tough because I knew the pokeball from the mom parent transfered so I had to make sure none of them were ever in a great ball or ultraball and I had to catch a female in the correct ball with the correct nature and the hidden ability. This took the longest because I was very specific with Apricorn Balls. Transferring them was a jiff except for one generation where you had to play a mini game and recatch them in order for them to transfer.

    Breeding was made incredibly easy in XY and from there it was smooth sailing but the shiny blue powerful ones seem to take forever, I think I had to hatch 800+ just to get black charmander. The shiny blue ones are the best, vulpix, ponyta etc.

    I wrote this little blurb because I was thinking "what if pokemon gen8 completely changed the core game (like gen1+2 to gba) and the pokemon were no longer transferable, would I have to start all over?" I hope not, UNLESS... The pokemon company decides to do a complete reboot of the series and start from no1 in the pokedex and completely change the monster designs for better. Blastoise should not have two shoulder cannons and mega bastoise is stupid, but there are worse progression were the pokemon doesn't progress naturally like a charmander or sandshrew and goes from a little owl to a bowguy or a little chick to a four limb fighting Rito tribemans
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    Yoshi Music Sucks

    I get excited for every yoshi game. The upcoming Yoshi for switch has Goren me excited but Of course I still run on 1998 hardware and the processing power is very limited. Here are the games that I've bought(not pirated) or owned: Yoshis Island, cookie, Story, DS, 3ds, Wool wiiu. Yea that's all but the GBA one. The only one i didnt buy was Island, which was a gift, but i knew where i bought all the other ones. I've noticed that the only one I've finished was the first one for SNES.

    Its because of the music, there has been a change to the theme of Yoshi that has made it VERY BORING. I decided to research it and a name comes up, Koji Kondo. Koji kondo has only composed music for one of them, the very first one. Its the only one with heart and pizaz. Take a listen to the opening stage to Yoshis Island

    Its upstart, fun, and it sounds like the beginning of a great adventure. The yoshi games games made following it have had a very different change in tone, more a walk in the park, relaxed, easy breezy take a nap in the afternoon kind of tone

    As stated before the tone of it makes it sound like a boring walk in the park. These songs are well composer's but It makes the game less enjoyable. I've only shared one example from the last one, Wooley World, but each one has had the same tone starting with Yoshis Story which came out in 1998. Yup 1998, twenty years of boring music.

    I was hyped for the switch yoshi but I looked at the demo and... You listen to it

    Same ole walk in the park boring music. This disappoints me. When it comes to yoshi, the nastalgia from Yoshis Islands music is so grand and wonderful that I expect the same level of excitement, adventure, rhythm etc.. Not this walk in the park kinda weak music. Even in the first game yoshi could turn into a helicopter, train, mole, submarine. The gameplay is still enjoyable but I don't see any appeal to the music for anyone younger than 40yr.

    Nintendo needs to do something about Yoshis soundtrack and direction, at this point I'm just bored from all the old man stroll in the park music. Maybe one day I might enjoy the old man music but for the foreseeable future that won't be the case.

    I forgot how the music is more dynamic with the inclusion of baby Mario riding Yoshis back which also raises the stakes. Yoshis adventure without a baby just isn't as intriguing or as inspiring
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    Unpopular Scrambled Rant: Final Fantasy VIII still has the best story

    Currently playing FF15 ($15 Target BlackFriday) just started playing it last week and it feels already like an incomplete, inconsistent disaster that is clearly still unfinished ten years later. But while riding in the car the only soundtrack I listen to is FF8. Brings back memories...

    I had played FF7 as a kid when it was new and when FF8 came out I was hyped, the game in former demo was the best demo every made too. I finally didn't get it until ff9 went for $20 and I grabbed ff tactics 7,8,9 and legend of dragoon. at the time the best graphics were square enix games gran turismo 2 and metal gear.

    The battle system and the junction system are a mess when it comes to ff8, but the character designs were better than f7 and ff9. I really really like 9 but I cant get past some of the weird chibi designs. Even the HD remasters ff8 is the best one of the ps1 era. But fuck the remasters they ruin a lot of the music and are shitty ports...

    I know people don't like this game but I've played it repeatedly many times and each time I've completed it I've liked it even more. KEEP IN MIND I HAD A GAMESHARK SO I DIDNT HAVE TO PLAY 60HRS, at its story heart ff8 is about a 12hr story. I don't know what it is but the colors are amazing compared to dragoon, 7,8 and tactics, the orchestral music really tied me in too and the game was basically FFXV where its set kinda in a fantasy present. And for the first time it was a love story, all final fantasy previous involved a power hungry man who was gonna set to destroy the world and each progression seemed very similar to me, ff8 for me is different.

    The story makes more sense each time the game is played, I feel that's its meant to be like that because of how everything finally ties together at the very end. The interactions and emotions in that game were at its most realist and some of the games now still can't capture relationships and emotions and human behavior that capture thoughts, when I saw Zelda leap into links arms in the Zelda trailer it reminded me of the ff8 trailer of rinoa and squall.

    Even though the story is about a power hungry person, this game its more about the story of squall and I really love it. The only other games that came close was 9 but it wasn't as good, 10 was alright too but again there wasn't much in comparison. So much more I want to say.

    But if any final fantasy were to be able to become a Four Season 22 ep Anime, Final Fantasy 8 is easily the best candidate for that one

    Again play the original one on espsxe emulator WITH gameshark as the new HD remaster does it no justice, especially with the music