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#19351 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1670 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:01 AM

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Just watch popular anime but only refer to it by the Japanese name so nobody knows 

Someone told me they watched My Hero Academy and I'm like "Maihiru what"? Oh you mean Boku no Hero Academia.



#19352 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2545 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:06 AM

Is Gintama worth watching? It's 200 episodes. I don't tHink I can make that kind of commitment.

Yes. If anything just google important Gintama arcs and watch those. Still funny and not as much commitment is required. I will say though that a lot of the jokes are funnier if you can stick with the series and get to know the characters.

#19353 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4019 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:58 AM

Unless it's Yu Yu Hakusho

Well up to the sensui arc anyway then it went down hill.

 

I'll counter don't watch Shounen anime period. Way too many episodes dragging out an already dragged on story.

Or at the very least you wait till its finished that way you can skip all the filler and go to the plot related eps.


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#19354 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4019 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:04 AM

Spoiler

 

 

Someone told me they watched My Hero Academy and I'm like "Maihiru what"? Oh you mean Boku no Hero Academia.

I call it my hero academy since the names less stupid.


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#19355 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7962 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:17 AM

I try to give Shounen anime a chance....I really tried with Dragon Ball Super...but couldn't make it past a few episodes. I'll try My Hero Academy though....it's been suggested enough, and the episode count is low for now.



#19356 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   9868 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:47 AM

You should watch Yu Yu Hakusho



#19357 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7962 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:28 AM

You should watch Yu Yu Hakusho

Saw it quite a while back, and yes it's pretty good.



#19358 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11036 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:56 AM

Just watch popular anime but only refer to it by the Japanese name so nobody knows 

I have accidentally referred to Attack on Titan as Shingeki no Kyojin on more than one occasion. The looks the person gives me makes me feel like a basement dweller


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#19359 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3690 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:03 AM

I try to give Shounen anime a chance....I really tried with Dragon Ball Super...


You picking terrible examples to start with does not make the genre bad.

You couldn't help noting with every breath that thousands of other people were very close to you and nearly all of them had armpits.


#19360 Pheria   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1118 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:17 AM

I prefer it to be a sports anime if I'm going to dip into a ton of episodes. Prince of Tennis and Kuroko's Basketball are pretty good.

 

Sorry, I mean Tennis no Oujisama and Kuroko no Basket


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#19361 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   9868 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:26 AM

Using tanks in a competition counts as a sport right? Cuz Girls und Panzer got you covered.



#19362 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3520 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:56 AM

Using tanks in a competition counts as a sport right? Cuz Girls und Panzer got you covered.

 

GuP is great because the girls are cute, they blow shit up, and it's not a fucking thousand episodes long. 



#19363 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   1872 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:15 AM

Is Gintama worth watching? It's 200 episodes. I don't tHink I can make that kind of commitment.

the first two seasons are a bit mediocre with some truely brilliant episodes scattered around. afterwards the show really becomes great nonstop as a comedy & a serious shounen.
[around the time they ditch the weird alien people characters]
i'd say the serious action arcs are better than full time action shounen shows. the last 2 seasons that aired were incredible! quality action nonstop.
The current season is back to comedy again so far.

#19364 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5236 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

Week 9 of the release bonanza or week 8 for Japanese niche only releases. We're not too far off from this deluge ending. Mario is obviously this weeks big release, so long as you have a Switch anyways. I doubt it will, but hopefully it won't be as unfinished as Breath of the Wild felt for a Nintendo game. Western wise it's Assassin's Creed Origins & Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Other stuff that released without warning last week (Assume PC unless otherwise noted):
- Opus Magnum (Puzzle)
- The Merchant Memoirs (Visual Novel)
- 222 Hearts (Action Platformer)
- Within a Rose (Visual Novel)
- Legend of Fainn Dynasty ~Battles of Beautiful Warlords~ (Strategy)
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX with Power Up Kit / 三國志IX with パワーアップキット (Strategy | Chinese Only)
- NOBUNAGA’S AMBITION: Ranseiki with Power Up Kit / 信長の野望・嵐世記 with パワーアップキット (Strategy | Chinese Only)
- Uncharted Waters II / 大航海時代 II (RPG | Chinese Only)

Weekly Releases (October 22nd - October 28th)

Chaos;Child
- Platform(s): PS4, Vita
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital released last week. This week is physical.

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch, PC
- Genre: Action RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows
- Platform(s): PS4, Vita, PC
- Genre: Survival Horror
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Super Mario Odyssey
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: 3D Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Mario finally goes the way of the dinosaur.

Legends of Talia: Arcadia
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Yet another Winged Cloud game.

Blackberry Honey
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel / Yuri
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Published by Sekai Project.

House Dating VR: Cute Korean Girl, Sehyun
- Platform(s): PC VR
- Genre: Simulation
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: ...

Element Hime
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel?
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Ok, this is clearly a Nukige. How is it on Steam. There's obviously gotta be a patch for this.

カニマン VS メカモンキー (Werecrab VS Mechanical Monkey)
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Action
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: GIANT (Were)CRAB SAYS, "SCREW WEAK POINTS, I WALK UPRIGHT AND BEAT SHIT." Actually in English.

UFM: Unidentified Fantastic Maiden
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel?
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Kung Fu All-Star VR
- Platform(s): PC VR
- Genre: Simulation
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Now you can destroy rooms just like Bruce Lee. Except this time it's yours.

Past Releases
October 15th - October 21st
October 8th - October 14th
October 1st - October 7th
September 24th - September 30th
September 17th - September 23rd



#19365 DarthPwner  

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:32 AM

I'm really pumped for Chaos; Child. Obviously Mario Odyssey gets precedence, but I loved both Steins; Gate games. The characters and the stories were really awesome.

I wish they would release more of the Science Adventure series here... But I am willing to wait them out! I hope Chaos; Child does really well to make that happen.

#19366 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3278 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:01 PM

My Fire Emblem Warriors CE came in from Best Buy. Somehow I missed that one of the bottom corners of the box is smashed and opened it. It's not that big a deal, I guess. Still a little bummed.



#19367 Supplice   Hmph CAGiversary!   4087 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:15 PM

Touhou Sky Arena: Gensoukyou Kuusen Hime Matsuri Climax announced for Switch

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Little Witch Academia Gets Plenty of Charming PS4 Gameplay and New Screenshots

 

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time post-launch update to add online battles and co-op, offline co-op

 

The Next Chaos Code Toushinsai 2017 trailer

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Shares A First Look At Captain Ginyu And Nappa In New Screenshots

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ’s Japanese Box Art Revealed



#19368 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6226 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:24 PM

 I doubt it will, but hopefully it won't be as unfinished as Breath of the Wild felt for a Nintendo game.

huh? lol

 

I am really wondering what you meant by this. 


You begin to suspect that your bowl is a portal to the Meat Dimension.


#19369 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5236 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:35 PM

huh? lol

 

I am really wondering what you meant by this. 

Mostly that the story felt very lackluster and missing bits in various parts for a Zelda game, even more so than usual. Voice acting was pretty bad with the voices jumping in tone randomly in the middle of a sentence without reason. The world feels unfinished with large areas where there is nothing but ground texture. Also not getting the amount of polish that the series typically gets with things like cooking ( Fuck whoever thought this was a good idea to implement it this way), combat shrines, shrine rewards mostly terrible, absolute ass of a durability system that makes combat feel bad/more of a chore, lack of anything feeling like a dungeon which the series has always had and nothing put in its place to really replace it, poor implementation of weapon/shield/bow carrying via Korok seeds, mounts not feeling particularly good/responsive as they should be (later special mounts may be better) and a couple other things.

 

I wrote about some of it here. I always see people praising it, but to me it just looks like a bit of a rushed game to meet the Switch release deadline with how poorly so many things were implemented in my eyes. It's something I'd expect from a third rate developer and not Nintendo on one of their main franchises. I know I'm an outlier with this, but I was highly disappointed with the game with how much people praise it as the best Zelda game ever.



#19370 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6226 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:55 PM

hmmm that's interesting.   I played through Zelda BotW right upon release and I thought it had a large amount of open world content, and that it was just the right length.  I thought princess Zelda was the only poor voice actor and that the race champions all sounded pretty good.  Agree that cooking was dumb and poorly implemented; the game needs a recipe menu.  Everything else I chalk up to intentional design decisions.  The Divine Beasts were interesting for very small, compact dungeons.  Although I would have preferred traditional dungeons, it was clever how much they packed into a couple small rooms just by tilting the physics and perspective.  I definitely got stuck a couple times.  Most importantly I thought BotW was a game that got the open world feel just right, and that it was better than the sum of its parts.  It's ratings are definitely inflated.  But it also did a bunch of interesting things really well with its multiplicative gameplay. 


You begin to suspect that your bowl is a portal to the Meat Dimension.


#19371 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5236 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

I don't think it's the wrong direction to go the route they did, but I feel like it could've used another six months at the very least. The more I played it, the more the game systems felt like they were fighting back against me as the player. If they can't fix that with future iterations, then I'd much rather go back to the old system. Hopefully all the praise the game received doesn't cause that.

 

I think the only puzzle I got stuck on was the shrine with the constellation puzzle. The four larger puzzles were pretty easy for me, but I'm pretty sure I hit a pedestal or two in non-intended ways.

 

Part of the reason I wrote that in the weekly post is to see if people are still reading it too. I've asked questions in past ones that have gone unanswered.

 

 

EDIT: It looks like NeoGAF has gone the way of the dodo.



#19372 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5169 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:24 PM

I wrote about some of it here. I always see people praising it, but to me it just looks like a bit of a rushed game to meet the Switch release deadline with how poorly so many things were implemented in my eyes. It's something I'd expect from a third rate developer and not Nintendo on one of their main franchises. I know I'm an outlier with this, but I was highly disappointed with the game with how much people raise it as the best Zelda game ever.

Yeah, I stopped playing about a month ago myself, as it was just not a great game to me either. I don't think it was rushed, so much as it started out for the Wii U and the tablet in mind, and then had to be reworked for two separate systems. Since we really didn't get to see much of the original version, I can't say for sure if I would have liked it better as it was originally intended, but it damn sure wouldn't have hurt.

 

For me, most open world games are similar, in that if you don't want to do a bunch of fetch quest, you can just continue on the set story path to the end. This game really didn't have a set path, at least not like other games, and I found the combat boring, the enemies lackluster. So while I guess the HUGE world was great, it seemed like that was the only goal, and no refinement in making the game work on the whole.

 

WW is my least favorite game in the franchise, as it was a beautiful game to look at, but very little to do. With sailing the world making up the bulk of the game. BotW had the opposite problem, as there is to much to do, with no clear set path to do it. I guess if I wanted to use a guide, I could have gone further, but finding an item hidden here and there was about the most I got from this. So since I haven't finished it, I can't say it's my least favorite, but it easily could be in the long run.



#19373 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7962 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:01 PM

You picking terrible examples to start with does not make the genre bad.

I've been watching anime since like 1994 or so. I loved DBZ and Sailor Moon at the time. I've outgrown the shounen genre is all. It is way too slow for me, and honestly I dislike I'm a super weakling....here is a show about me going from super wimp to strongest in the universe. I think something like Gintama would be fun, and I have most of the episodes somewhere (other than the new season), so maybe I'll watch some to see if I like it. I just get bored with the usual offerings from the genre. I'm more of a comedy, romance, and slice of life anime watcher now. 



#19374 kickalillas2   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1590 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

kickalillas2

Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:56 PM

I tried watching Gintama amd got up to maybe episode 30. There was no real story imo. I guess if I try it again, I'd watch just the important.
Any recommendations on the important arcs?

#19375 SolidSnake86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1408 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

SolidSnake86

Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

I'm hoping the box art we get is better than this one. That's a pretty generic looking cover.


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#19376 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   9868 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

Idk. I like that cover. It screams Dragon Ball to me



#19377 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2192 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

I tried watching Gintama amd got up to maybe episode 30. There was no real story imo. I guess if I try it again, I'd watch just the important.
Any recommendations on the important arcs?

No real story? In an anime? Color me surprised.


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#19378 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2735 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:27 PM

I know I'm an outlier with this, but I was highly disappointed with the game with how much people raise it as the best Zelda game ever.

Huge respect to you for actually having the balls to say that. 

 

Although you might want to stay away from any Nintendo threads now since your head is probably on a bounty.

 

Wow, seriously? It's a 3v3 fighting game, could they put someone other than just Goku? Should've looked like the Marvel vs Capcom ones.


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#19379 tsoul   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   380 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:40 PM

I call it my hero academy since the names less stupid.

I thought it's My Hero Academia...

#19380 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3520 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

The Dead Texan

Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:49 PM

I call it my hero academy since the names less stupid.