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  1. CORE

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    I Dont Give A F**k!
     
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    i see myself returning here once again: Ready Player One was pretty good, not a masterpiece, but not as bad as everyone makes it out to be
     
  5. battlecatsahead

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    pokemon games are boring, as well as turn based rpgs
    also, super mario sunshine's controls are garbage
     
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    Animal Crossing New Horizons is a shittier version of New Leaf in every way with better graphics
     
  7. Memoir

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    Pokémon has gone on a downward spiral that started with Sun and Moon. The games have been dumbed down and now have gimmicks that belong in spin off titles.

    The next Gen of consoles are going to be phenomenal. However, I don't believe the hype that MS and Sony are pushing with their drives. Real world usage won't be what the benchmarks show. Never has been. Never will be.

    Nintendo is failing with the Switch. It's too underpowered and is practically a port machine. If they don't release a proper upgrade soon, they'll be left behind.

    Doom Eternal is all hype. Is it fun? Sure. Is it better than 2016? Lol no
     
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    Femboys & tomboy are the best
     
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    I'd argue it started back in XY. That's the first gen I had serious problems with in terms of it being far too easy. There's no other Pokemon game that I've played through to date that I had a nearly full party that was double the level of wild Pokemon by the 5th gym. The plot received a lot of criticism too.

    This has just gotten worse and worse with every generation: I dropped SM after it took me 3 hours to get to the first Island Challenge, I played USUM for about 30 minutes before I got bored, and after the fiasco of SwSh and the fact that someone I knew busted the game within 3 days of launch, I gave up with the franchise entirely. Pokemon has devolved into a game with complexity that only a 10 year old can enjoy. I miss the days where we got an actual plot like in BW or DPP. I'm a bit biased when it comes to BW but even looking at it objectively, it seems like the far superior generation to everything that came after it.

    The consoles may be ground-breaking but launch is going to be a shit show with everything going on. I definitely think this will be a repeat of the 7th gen though and MS will reduce Sony to blast glass for at least the first couple of years. MS's plan to make all the money they'll be losing with everything they are practically giving away back with storage upgrades and in all probability expensive games has a chance of backfiring though. They are definitely taking a big risk this gen to recover from the absolute beating Sony gave to them in the 8th gen, and ironically Sony are doing the opposite and giving the competition away. Right now there's basically no reason to buy a PS5 over one of the next gen Xboxes and that's coming from someone who traditionally liked Sony more as a company. I personally don't really follow anything that's on either console though so unless I suddenly get a craze for a franchise on one console I probably won't be buying one for the foreseeable future. I'm just gonna watch the fuckshow unfold from the distance.

    With Nintendo planning to use the Switch brand for the next few millennia, and as you say, not really bring out new games for it, it seems like they haven't really learned from the Wii U... At this rate Nintendo is going to completely mishandle the 9th and 10th gens and it'll be all over for them. If they make the same mistake twice, they will lose what little reputation they have left and I only see the line on the graph going down for them. At this point I'm pretty confident that they are the next SEGA. Every generation has less consoles and over time more and more companies are squeezed out of the race. It seems like Nintendo will be the next to drop out unless the PS5 ends up being an absolute disaster or MS losing tons of money through all the freebies they are offering and the extra storage not working out for them. The 9th gen seems like it's especially intense and I think this gen will be the one where one of the Big Three drop out of the console market.

    Speaking of SEGA, I think they'll finally go under this generation. Sonic games are getting worse and they are the only things keeping SEGA alive. They'll bring out another 2 or 3 substandard 3D games and it'll be game over for them. I definitely see MS and Sony having a big fistfight over who gets Sonic, as whoever does guarantees extra sales automatically for the 10th generation. In the end I see SEGA preferring Sony due to home pride and all that, but Xbox seems to be getting more popular in Japan and they might turn to Microsoft for a better deal especially if the PS5 ends up being a failure.
     
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    this is an unpopular opinions thread, not a post the truth thread
     
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    To extand the opinion of @JuanMena
    The Switch is a Wii U with less functions, creativity / gameplay usage (touch screen, joycons, "HD rumble", infrared camera are simply under / not used).

    The fail of Miiverse made Nintendo doing even less effort in the social expansion of their consoles and getting them even more deeper in their closed environement, leaving in the same time their community with even less (if not "none") options to communicate and play with each others.

    Overall, I see the Wii U as a failed effort made by Nintendo that disappointed them so much that they doesn't engage any new effort for the future, neither in the evolution of the Switch, the online, the games and listening to their community.

    Nintendo is becoming an Apple² only because of the past failure of the Wii U and the fear of the next one.
     
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    you cant put limits to dark humor because it serves as a gateway to censorship
     
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    The Xbox One Series X is just a watered down PC with games that will come to PC two weeks after launch
    PCIe 4 SSDs aren't worth the price increase vs M.2/PCIe gen 3 SSDs
    Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 are far superior than Super Mario Sunshine in terms of level design, controls and music

    Oh and lastly, the PS4 and PS5 have better exclusives than the Xbox One X or Series X
     
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    Are there even people to contest this ?
     
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    Oh they're out there, IGN forums, YouTube comments etc
     
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    Ommagahd, I'm known for these.

    I cannot stand Super Mario Galaxy; reducing Mario's HP from 8 to 3 is dumb, since it means he's three-shot by anything, instead of minor enemies only taking away one-eighth of his HP. Motion controls should NEVER be used, yet six Stars mandate its usage; that's what ultimately made me quit and return the game. Unlike in 64 DS, the Stars here have to be collected in a set order; no meandering off and stumbling on the 3rd Star whilst on the 1st mission, for example. Rosalina just shouldn't exist; she does nothing the entire game except stand in place. She doesn't move Prankster Comets or make new Galaxies appear; that's what certain Lumas do. Worthless character.

    I also don't like the taste of tomatoes. Or olives. Capsicum looks too much like plastic fruit to me.

    Breath of the Wild ISN'T a Legend of Zelda game; it's a bland open-world game with equipment fragility and limited stamina and resource grinding that happens to have a Legend of Zelda paint job. Skin-deep. So utterly boring and forgettable, with combat that's slow and clunky and awkward and useless. Rain makes climbing impossible. Got one-shot by a bokoblin on horseback not that far into the game. Shrines all have a bland, repetitive blue wallpaper; couldn't they simply change the goddamn colour for each five or so? The orbs gotten from shrines increase either Hearts or stamina, instead of both - that also means no Heart Pieces, which is stupid.
    Older, proper Legend of Zelda games had better worlds, better combat, better game design in general than this abomination - I particularly adore Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker, with A Link Between Worlds, Link's Awakening and Majora's Mask 3D also being quite enjoyable too - play ANY of these instead of Halitosis of the Wild. Heck, play Spirit Tracks or Phantom Hourglass over it; those two might be cursed by stylus-only controls, but they're still actual Legend of Zelda games at their cores.

    Permadeath is a stupid, frustrating mechanic that results in severe loss of progress or capability to proceed. When playing Fire Emblem, I always go with Casual/Newcomer or Phoenix, since they allow me to actually train and get to know my units, and not be forced to reset should the foe get a lucky Lethality or crit or other skill usage.
     
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    Well, not Sunshine per se - never played it, but from what I've seen from chugga's old LP, some Shrine Sprites look utterly hellish to get, meaning I'm not all that interested in buying it - but contesting Galaxy's supposed "greatness"?

    Yes. Right here. Also, @AkiraKurusu, from what I hear.

    Talking about Wii games, the console itself is abysmal; it focuses so heavily on dysfunctional motion controls that there's practically only three games that are actually playable and fun - Super Paper Mario (which rarely uses motion), Twilight Princess (where the pointer can be disabled) and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (which doesn't use motion at all). Its unwarranted success also made Microsoft waste development time and money on the goddamn Kinect; the only sane one during that era was Sony, which pretty much didn't force inaccurate and rage-inducing motion controls down customers' throats. Good move.

    Oh, and I'd much rather play Sticker Star than the first two Paper Mario games. I'm no good at most Action Commands, the Peach interludes are far too long and tedious and boring and unnecessary (they should be skippable), and the level-up mechanic is STUPID - only one stat of three can be increased per level, when I often found myself needing more HP and more BP at the same time. Y'know, since I suck at dodging/blocking Action Commands, and needed a lot of Badges.
    Super Paper Mario is by far the best Paper Mario game, hands-down. Best story, best characters, best gameplay.
     
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    I much prefer traditional women, myself. I'm attracted to women; I'm not attracted to other guys.
    Also, after my horrible Years 5 and 6 in primary school, I can't stand forceful, aggressive, or violent women. Those two years of being constantly bullied by two girls, and neglected by my female homeroom teacher, during a rather fundamental part of my life, certainly took their toll on me.

    Am I the only one who prefers some aspects of 1950s culture and society to 2010s/2020?
     
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    ever since the 4th gen when wifi trading was introduced, there's been no point in having multiple pokemon versions, hell, even since the 1st gen, if the point of multiple versions was trying to get kids to socialize by trading with whomever had the other version, why not have it be semirandom? that way every game, even if the same verision, is more unique, and there would have been way more of an incentive to socialize
     
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    I feel like Nintendo is just drying up with everything after the 7th gen. Since the Wii, Nintendo has just become complacent and lost all sense of innovation. They found a formula that worked for the Wii and DS but now don't want to shift away and innovate again because as you say, they are afraid of failing and falling into obscurity (even though that's basically what happened with the Wii U), which is something they are doing now. It feels like Nintendo are getting less and less relevant with every new console because they have increasingly less to offer with every generation. I think the Switch Pro/Switch 2/Switch: The Sequel won't even have new games come out for years and instead will keep re-releasing Switch and originally Wii U games remastered. I think it's just embarrassing that 3 years after launch, we still don't have Mario Kart Switch or NSMBS and just remasters of the Wii U versions. In all honesty I think that reflects a bigger problem with Super Mario becoming stale and reaching it's creative limit: Even if we get NSMBS, it's just going to be the same game again on another map with slightly better graphics. If Nintendo keep selling rebranded beefy Switches and Wii U games, they will just fall into obscurity and become the next SEGA (which I think they already are) and Mario will become the next Sonic, except he will live for not even half as long as Sonic has post-console.

    What we usually think of 1950s culture is largely a myth. Despite what many think, the 1950s didn't see a return to the conservative, traditional family unit, in fact the post-war culture moved away from it and was the start of the liberalisation movements that occurred throughout the late 20th century. We didn't decide to return to conservatism, and then as soon as 1960 popped up u-turned; the sociopolitical scene of the 60s and 70s started in the 50s.

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    Multiple versions exist to artificially boost sales with minimal effort. If the games actually included multiple saves, there would be absolutely no reason to ever get both versions. That's basically the only reason I ever got both versions of a gen (Gen 5 and 6 I believe I got both). When it comes down to it, Pokemon is one of the laziest franchises out there that is somehow still successful. GAME FREAK is a parasite of nostalgia and the sooner Pokemon dies, the better. And that's coming from a long-time fan.
     
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