1. HarvHouHacker

    HarvHouHacker GBAtemp's "Official" Wii Rock Band Hacker
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    These sales are not from a virus... right? :creep:
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure everyone being in lockdown had NOTHING to do with it. ;)
     
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    There's a point to be made along the lines of "New Horizons allows you too much control, which contributes to a lack of the series' "natural-ness". Something about me thinks like, all these pristine, perfect islands people have, with all their favorite villagers, end up lessening the experience in a way. It's too controlled.
    That, and the lack of Nintendo items... :(
    Maybe it's just me, but I get a hunch the incentive to pirate on the Switch might be less than, say, the 3DS, given both hardware limitations (with only earlier Switches easily moddable) as well as their willingness to ban users (3DS users rarely got reprimanded for piracy or hacking in general)

    Point being, I doubt piracy is actually all that common on the Switch, honestly.
     
  4. Dartz150

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    In my country, Switch games price just skyrocketed yesterday, like that Flat Earther who built its own rocket to see if the earth was flat or not, their sales are gonna crash hard if Nintendo doesn't do anything with the main an ONLY distribution company we have here: LATAMEL (AKA RATAMEL). At least from my part, this game was the last I will buy new and at launch, and I really doubt it will sell more now with the higher price tag.

    @Stealphie IMO and many other's, this game feels like a chore rather than a game to chill and do random shit, and the last was the core of the Animal Crossing games; I too prefer New Leaf because of that.
     
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    Yeah...that's gamers today i'm afraid

    2000s - Diablo, Crazy Taxi, Medievil, Tomb Raider, Half Life, Hitman, Perfect Dark, Spyro, Red Alert, Hitman, Jetset Radio....
    2020s - Animal crossing, Running simulator, Life Simulator, Flying simulator, Sims, button mashing simulator, simulator simulator, game-where-you-collect-leafs

    Ohh how gaming and gamers have e(de)volved
     
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    Depends on the way player uses that level of control. For example, instead of trying to fine-tune my island to utmost perfection, I made a natural village and created some gardens and territory for my villagers based on their personal hobbies and preferences - and now my town feels more alive and natural than it ever was in previous entries, especially when I see my lil' folksters interacting with all those things and having time of their life navigating the place =)

    As much as I am nostalgic about 2000s, most releases consisted of Halo/Doom 3 clones, mediocre driving games and (especially in late-decade) those shitty cover shooters where your health regenerates automatically. For each Diablo and Half-Life, we had a couple dozen of fart-outs like Kreed or Big Mutha Truckers. At least we actually have variety now, with indie market being a thing.
     
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    It's so sad when the word "chill" is used together with a word "video game".
    Games used to increase cognitive capacity, but not they are degrading it.
    No wander parent's hate that their kid is playing video games.

    Take BotW for example...they took out essence of the game and replaced it with bland and borring world where you can do shit but never use your brain. And as a cherry on top they took out the dungeons and puzzles to make you high and drugged with "chilly" music, mo brainer adventure, walking simulation, to thik as little as you can, and reach the end. Even bosses are easy as shit. Final boss is the easiest, he LITERALLY does nothing but wait for you to hit him, and the game even shows you where to hit him.

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    What i wanted to point out is those games had contend and creativity, dificulty, puzzles, brain teasers compared to nowdays where games are used to simulate life. As for veriety, i dont think so, every single game is copy of another. Veriety is def NOT strong side of todays gaming.
    Only few games today can claim that title as being original creative and new. in 2000s and before and little after, majority of games where actually creative and did not hold your hand or made you live simulated life or to live in it and your only task is to jump and.

    So id reather have less quality games, than ton of veriety shitty ones.
     
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    Animal Crossing pretty much encourages creativity, though. Just lurk through some of the user-made islands, they're incredibly artistic. That aside, we live in a generation where games like Dark Souls, Baba Is You and Minecraft are highly acclaimed sellers - and those are all about difficulty, puzzles and creativity in their fields.
     
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    How about bad skating games trying to capitalize on the success of Tony Hawk's? Fuck, even Tony Hawk became bad skating games trying to capitalize on Tony Hawk.
     
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    I actually kinda liked those (if only out of guilty pleasure), so I selfishly didn't want to count them in :P
     
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    You liked Tony Hawk, or you liked the derivative copies? I need to know how much I need to yell at you for, I fucking love the Tony Hawk games.

    But yeah I'd say the 2010s has a lot more creativity overall than some might let on, esp if you look at indies and arguably some of the Nintendo titles that've come out.
     
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    maybe that is the reason..i do also spend lot of time playing new leaf and when started to play new horizons it was amazing a lot of new features bud suddenly at one point i just quickly stopped.. i just got bored for some reason
     
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    Mmmh, Dreamcast/PSX era, that's gaming ! :D
    Just imagine a game like Soviet Strike coming out today, Its difficulty, unfairness, tactics and strategies involved would make it niche instantly. Dark Souls ? lol...


    Art spawns from constraints,
    Feeds on struggles,
    Dies from freedom.

    Have you seen those dudes who made a 8bits game for STEAM ? That's insane creativity, not only artistic, but even technical:



    Furthermore, everything has already been imagined for the videogame medium, admit that we have little to no room to innovation today. Look aeronautical and spatial engineering, nothing is more boring and normalised, a friggin death sentence to work on these projects. On the other hand, front end nuclear technologies are way more interesting but faaaaaaaar less popular.

    I know it's cliché but we must never, EVER, look in the same direction as the crowd, we would end missing the best part of the show.
     
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    22 million copies in just 3 months.
    It's the fastest selling exclusive of all time.
     
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    Same here i couldnt really bring myself to play it in the past couple of months last time i enjoyed it was around may-june
     
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    Id just say haha, to that~
    Thanks for a good laugh :bow:

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    "Animal Crossing pretty much encourages creativity"
    -Yeah...."Creativity" in state of nirvana and brainlesnes. If by creativity you mean "put this hat with than color" than yeah, sure, its creative.
    -As for Dark souls, they are rare exceptions, and yet, no cognitive effort needed, just repeting skills..Although id admit, i love that game. It is a rare gem.

    Tbh people play what they like at the end of day, but the fact of the matter is that games today are way easy and everything need to be told to players and its even encouraged, just so they will be hooked!
    If games where ACTUALLY hard and utilize thinking most today kids would never play it.
     
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    Never played New Leaf, but what I'm missing are the NES games that were in the GameCube version. Nintendo could implement an Arcade Archives feature to play like the NES games on Animal Crossing on the GameCube. I haven't played City Folk much, but it seems they were missing too. This and the HORRIBLE HORRIBLE online I'm complaining about.

    The rest plays fine, great game, a bit of Joycon drift I have takes me longer to build cliffs etc, but still enjoying it very well.
     
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    Didn't the e-card reader for GBA have some village cards? Granted that only worked in the Japanese version.
     
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    Implying Minecraft isn't for normies. Hell, I'd say this series has stayed in relative obscurity for the past 20 years until this game came out, and that's mainly due to the pandemic. Animal Crossing has always been played by a rather niche crowd. Elementary school children use Minecraft in the classroom to learn physics. So, your comparison is kinda weird.
    Lul, we just found the brightest crayon in the box. Sorry you have no imagination. I'm going to also guess you're the type of person who can't draw anything past a crude stick figure because "drawing has nothing to do with creativity".
     
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    Animal Crossing newer games give way too much control. Too much micromanaging, before there was things in the game you couldn't control, even if you played several hours a day.

    The Gamecube game really is underated, I think I mostly played the DS game because being portable I could take it everywhere.
     
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