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Old January 22nd, 2013 (10:32 AM). Edited January 22nd, 2013 by Spinosaurus.
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    Out of the Mario Karts I owned (all but 64 and double dash, though I have played the latter) the only Mario Kart I dislike is MK Wii, but only because of the stupid item ratio that destroyed online for me. That, and the stupid, unbalanced characters (I use King Boo, Wario and Waluigi which are the worst) and how bikes dominated karts. But, its core gameplay is still fine...though, MK7 perfected it, so it's the better game. Still think DS (snaking or not) and SNES/GBA games got the better mechanics.

    Though one thing I have to say is that Sonic & All Star racing has a superior core gameplay. I only played Transformed (and it's amazing, I recommend it), but Sumo have done a very good job with it. The racing is complimented with an arcade feeling (it's Sega, after all) and a true sense of speed (because let's face, Mario Kart feeels slooow. At least for me.), and has some of the best track designs I have ever seen in any kart racer. It reminds me a little of Crash Team Racing, which I consider the best kart racer of all time. Though, I don't like the roster much, and despite finding him a great addition, I'm maining Ralph, a guest character from Disney, for god's sake. Give me Ryo from Shenmue (he was in the first game!) and Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza! Here's hoping one of them is DLC.

    Anyway, anyone here got Playstation All Stars? If you're a Smash fan (and not a fanboy lol), then I recommend it. Although I feel Smash is the better game, All Stars is still a solid fighting game and the love the developers put in it is evident, even if the presentation is one of the worst, but that's from the lack of budget. If anyone here got it, hit me up for a match. I main Heihachi because I'm a Tekken nuts but also use other characters, mainly Drake, Raiden, Toro and Sweet Tooth...I'm a fighting game veteran so it's easy to learn other characters in a game like this. :P

    On another note, looks like I'm getting Rhythm Tengoku because I'm craving for more of the series, and the original is widely regarded as the best one. All I need then is Rhythm Tengoku Gold to have every game in the series in every language available. :P Pretty excited personally! Still gotta play the DS game in French and German. EDIT: Looks like there's Italian and Spanish for the DS game, which my copy doesn't support. Ah, dammit! EDIT2: Karate Man is soooooooooo good in French though!

    P.S: Got Halo 4 and it sucks ass. Series is dead to me. :((((
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    Old January 22nd, 2013 (10:46 AM).
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    Yeah, Halo clearly lost it's touch with Halo 4. I was a huge fan of the whole series, especially 3. Sad to see a series start to die down like this. Please may this not happen to Far Cry...
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    Old January 22nd, 2013 (10:57 AM).
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      Halo 3 was and still is the pinnacle of the series for me. Reach destroyed the basic and simple jump and shoot formula which is what makes Halo enjoyable to me, but it was at least a good game. (even though I didn't like it.) Halo 4 spread itself further away and felt more like Call of Duty, but worse.

      Also, why the hell is Halo 4 not 60fps? I know my friend didn't know what he was talking about when he told me it was 70fps, but I expected 60fps. Imagine my disappointment when my cousin told me it was 30fps and then saw it on my own. I know all the previous Halo's were 30fps but I don't tolerate it anymore when it's 2013 and Call of Duty manages to run at 60fps. 30fps first person shooters give me motion sickness, especially if they're graphically powerful. (Halo 1-ODST were not so they were fine.)
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      Old January 22nd, 2013 (12:00 PM).
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      FPS is always a key factor in games, yet a lot of games still struggle with it; 2012 was a year full of that. Halo 4 really is a poor excuse for this. I mean, as you mentioned, now that it's 2013 games should be hitting that 60 FPS by now. I would be upset if any of the big games followed the same path as Halo did.
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      A Yoshi game! That looks really neat, graphics and gameplay are very smooth. I've always been hoping for a new Yoshi game to be released, and here it is.

      Wind Waker...I heard a bunch of news surrounding it and it looks promising. I'm glad they haven't gone for the amazing graphics, but gone for the cartoon look; makes it feel like a Zelda game should feel.
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      No! >:(

      Leave Wind Waker alone. WW was the last LoZ game that I liked. It looks like they are just porting it over really. Graphics look more polished than upgraded and they have added MOAR GLARE!

      Also, Monolithsoft, isn't that just Zack from Final Fantasy: Crisis Core? :/
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      Old January 23rd, 2013 (12:41 PM). Edited January 23rd, 2013 by machomuu.
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      Wind Waker...I heard a bunch of news surrounding it and it looks promising. I'm glad they haven't gone for the amazing graphics, but gone for the cartoon look; makes it feel like a Zelda game should feel.
      You don't think the graphics that the tech demo presented fit Zelda? It's not a wholly light-hearted series (and Wind Waker isn't a wholly light-hearted game, though it does interesting things with the cartoony graphics and the darker tones), but I thought graphics like those in the tech demo and Twilight Princess complimented the games well. Though, that's just me. I don't have anything against the cartoon art style; in fact, I liked it quite a bit in Wind Waker and Skyward Sword.

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      No! >:(

      Leave Wind Waker alone. WW was the last LoZ game that I liked. It looks like they are just porting it over really. Graphics look more polished than upgraded and they have added MOAR GLARE!
      Yeah, it's an HD remake. Difference between HD remakes and normal remakes (as I'm sure you know) is that, well, HD remakes are mostly just HD; other than that, they usually don't add much (though it's not uncommon for games, such as Wind Waker, to add new modern features to compliment the modern hardware). I prefer normal remakes (though SoTC, Metal Gear Solid, and Okami have nice HD remakes), but people have been clamoring for an HD remake of WW for a long time, so it was a given.

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      Also, Monolithsoft, isn't that just Zack from Final Fantasy: Crisis Core? :/
      Fabio. Fabio. Fabio. FABIO. Don't insult Monolith like that >:(

      Though, pretty much everything that was talked about has me interested. Probably the most exciting thing was the know Monolith game (I'm guessing it'll be a link between Xenoblade and either Xenogears or Xenosaga), which pretty much made the Wii U a mandatory system for me. I'm also very interested in the Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem game (which was really out of nowhere); I don't know if I see it coming over though, since only 2 of the 4 Shin Megami Tensei games are localized (technically 1 of the 3, if you don't count "If..." or "Strange Journey) and a good number of the Fire Emblem games aren't, either. Oh well, I'll remain hopeful.
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      Old January 23rd, 2013 (1:33 PM).
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      I just want Yoshi's Epic Yarn, and I want it now. It looks so adorable. It makes me go all "d'aaaw" inside. it's beautiful. I want it.
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        Wow, both the WW Remake and the Yoshi look good. I haven´t been in Zelda that long, but I did want to try WW. If I ever get a Wii U, I´ll get it. : D
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        I haven't been so excited for games like this in ages. Wow, 2013 has a lot lined up!
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        Old January 24th, 2013 (2:04 PM). Edited January 24th, 2013 by Spinosaurus.
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          That Yoshi game...looks more like a new "Epic Yarn" game than a "Yoshi's Island" one, and I don't like how it makes me reminiscent of Little Big Planet with it's new art style in some areas, which is a series I absolutely loathe. (I get it's appeal but I personally don't like it.) Still, Good-Feel is a good developer, and I'm willing to support the people who made Wario Land: Shake It!.

          Also, that Wind Waker remake was announced at the right time, haha. I was actually thinking of buying the game but I'm more than willing to wait.


          In other news, found a used copy of Another Code R for cheap in Gamestop and impulse bought it because I LOVE Cing. <3 (RIP :( ) Not gonna touch it till I buy the original DS game, however, unless the sequel isn't dependant to it? That reminds me, gotta buy The Last Window as well since it's apparently as good as Hotel Dusk.

          EDIT: Anyone getting Ni No Kuni and might want to post impression? I want to get it because of the Studio Ghibli involvement, but I don't want to buy a potentially time consuming JRPG unless it's REALLY good.
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          Yeah, I think it is an Epic Yarn by the looks, since most of the clips and screenshots show a lot of the textures they used in Kirby's EY, especially the big clue being Yoshi is made from yarn. But you know, I am really looking forward to that, a nice Yoshi adventure game.
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            I haven´t played any Yoshi games until the end, but this one looks prety good. I think the Epic Yarn style fits Yoshi.

            By the way, is anybody planning on getting Fire Emblem: Awakening? I think I´ll be getting it. I have played the demo a lot of times, trying to complete it in Hard. But those monstrs keep pwning me. XP Lunatic is just basically imposible though.
            ...Be right back, gonna play Sacred Stones for a while.
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            Fire Emblem Awakening <33333333
            That game looks so amazing, it might be my new favourite Fire Emblem(or maybe not, Radiant Dawn is too good) I actually like this one, unlike Shadow Dragon. The graphics resemble Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn and I REALLY like the DLC feature.
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            I honestly don't mind if Epic Yarn becomes a console series of cute games, even if it gets a bit too easy. Its cute, calming, and could be pretty fun. Not to mention the other screens make it seem like its more then just that. As for FE:Awakening, man I want to buy it. Having recently finished most of the games available for Europe, I have an unsatisfiable thirst for more. Even if its torturous to watch a character die for good.
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            It's good to have that game that doesn't make you stress. YEY will be an amazing game, and something I can play after doing a load of work.

            I'm getting Fire Emblem. I think this is a game I could be playing for a long time. *flexes fingers*
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            It's good to have that game that doesn't make you stress. YEY will be an amazing game, and something I can play after doing a load of work.

            I'm getting Fire Emblem. I think this is a game I could be playing for a long time. *flexes fingers*
            Same here, this entry looks really interesting, and from what I played in the demo, everything it adds is just more of a reason to buy it. Just a few more days!

            I'm still going to try and pre-order it if I can; hopefully I can get the artbook.
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            There are a few things I should get pre-ordering, along with Fire Emblem. Metro: Last Light (which I am mega excited for), Persona 4, Bioshock Infinite. That's my current list, but so much more to come. :3
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            Old January 27th, 2013 (2:39 PM). Edited January 27th, 2013 by Spinosaurus.
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              Only game I'll get day one this year is Luigi's Mansion 2, and Game & Wario if that's out this year. Otherwise, I'm waiting for price drops. I'm also gonna beat Metal Gear Solid 1 before buying MGR Revengeance. (If you haven't, play the demo!) Fire Emblem 13 can also wait until summer.

              Otherwise, games that I REALLY want are games from previous years. Already ordered Another Code and Rhythm Tengoku online and looking to get DK Jungle Beat tomorrow, but I still want The Last Window and Densetsu no Starfy 3 to name a few. And a GBA Micro. (my old GBA got scratches, my GBA SP is lost and my DS Lites got some broken hinges/buttons lol.)

              This year is definitely looking much better than the last for games to be released, though. (Rhythm Heaven Fever notwithstanding. :P )

              EDIT: Forgot about The Last of Us...it's out in May, so I might get it early depending on the situation. I personally cannot wait to play as Kanji in stealth action.
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              I'm really looking forward to what is likely the new "Xeno" title, as well as the Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei game. Both of those are on my "Must Buy" list. Then there's Soul Hackers, which I'll be getting. God Mode will be ten bucks, I'll definitely be getting that (at some point, at least, not at launch). Those are just some off of the top of my head- oh, but probably the game I'm looking forward to most that may or may not come out this year is Ace Attorney 5, and if not that, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright.

              But what I'm REALLY looking forward to this year is E3. It has a lot of potential...though last year's did as well, and it was the worst yet. I'm hopeful, though, and the recent Nintendo direct (as well as the announcement that Super Smash Bros 4 will be there) have enforced that hope. It will either be the worst E3 yet, or the best E3 in years, and I'm hoping for the latter.
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                SMT X Fire Emblem was a huge surprise. I only played one from each series so far (Nocturne and Sacred Stones...not counting spin offs), but this is the kind of wacky cross over I like. (Similar to Marvel vs Capcom.) Being unpredictable is what gives cross overs real charm and shows off a unique vibe to them.

                Definitely looking forward to this E3. I am awaiting the inevitable Lil Mac reveal in the new Smash Bros by that time, Sakurai.
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                E3 should be good; 2013 after all. I am really looking forward to it. Hopefully a Hunger Games game is announced or something, that would be fun. I am looking forward to seeing all the fluff and dirt about the other games being released later this year; because the ones lined up at the moment are looking nice.
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                  The Durango and Orbis are also more than likely to be unveiled this E3 as well.
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                  All we know is that E3 will be amazing this year xD

                  Also, I was thinking maybe some of us maybe want to partake in a gaming collab? Would any of you be interested in that?
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                    Definitely. Hopefully it makes up for last year's E3.

                    A collab? About gaming? How would it work out? I might go at it depending on the concept of it.
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