What bugs me about the DLC is some people having double standards. Apparently it's okay for Netherrealms to do x but not Capcom. I understand that a new MvC game is making people think back on MvC3's DLC that people weren't happy about, but still.
I think the real issue is HOW the DLC is done/handled by each company.
Netherrealm's had some missteps in the past (MKX featuring DLC characters as opponents in story mode), but the PC version of Mortal Kombat XL fixing/updating the MKX PC port and providing all the DLC was great.
Injustice 2 looks like it's handling DLC well so far (other than microtransactions).
-Premium costumes for Injustice 2 come with new voices and help make existing characters feel like new ones (Reverse Flash for Flash, the John Stewart version of Green Lantern for Hal Jordan Green Lantern, and if the rumors are true, Mr. Freeze for Captain Cold) and if those characters show up in story mode, it doesn't feel like a loss since they're re-skinned existing characters. -Their pre-order character, Darkseid, is a big DC villain, but it doesn't look like he's going to be involved with the story mode, nor does it look like he'll be fused with another company's character in a crossover fighting game... again. -It doesn't look like they're trying to do the Street Fighter 5 DLC model
Plus, when you have a DC game developed by the company behind Mortal Kombat and a Marvel game from the company behind Street Fighter, people are going to make comparisons about how one is better than the other, for better or for worse.
Could make sense since standalone Sigma probably isn't so much the story's villain or an important character, but it "would be cool" to have plain ol' Sigma instead of final boss Ultron Sigma. Playable version of the boss character, basically, which I can imagine would lose in priority to making more unique characters for the main cast.
Either way, I was fully prepared for DLC. After all, new video games haven't gotten more expensive since like the late 80s while their dev costs DEFINITELY have lol. They have to make their money somehow, and if it involves me getting Mega Man X stuff finally, let's go!
While I understand wanting to support the developers and evolving payment models, I'd rather see not have the normal versions of the two characters getting fused together to create the final boss of a crossover game split across game versions/payment models, especially since the normal version of Ultron was announced for the base game. I'd rather see both as DLC or both on the base.
And who’s fighting to save the day? We’re pleased today to announce the following additions to the MvC:I roster:
Ultron Hulk Thor Hawkeye Rocket Raccoon Chun-Li Strider Hiryu Chris Redfield
Pre-order the Deluxe Edition and receive the main game, the two aforementioned costumes (Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu) and two additional costumes – Gladiator Hulk and Command Mission X! The Deluxe Edition also includes the 2017 Character Pass, which gives you access to six post-launch characters – the first one being Sigma himself!
Post by Goobsausage on Apr 24, 2017 18:00:52 GMT -6
I just finished the Plague Knight DLC for Shovel Knight. I had fun and I liked mixing and matching the different types of bombs, but I enjoyed Specter knight more and I think playing that first felt like a mistake.
Now I'm going though my Steam library plowing through games I bought on sale and forgot about, just throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks. I played Out There Somewhere and had fun, but got frustrated with timing and precision to the point where it was getting stressful. I tried Aerannis, but I wasn't really having fun with how it did 2D stealth gameplay. I got a couple of hours into Rex Rocket, but wasn't really feeling it and stopped.
Post by Goobsausage on Apr 12, 2017 20:32:09 GMT -6
Right now I'm playing Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. I played a demo of it at PAX earlier this year and enjoyed it, and I'm having a great time with the rest of the game.
My only real gripe is that just like with Shovel Knight, certain abilities and alt colors are linked together (ugh), but as a fan of American comics and Willem Dafoe's acting career I'm having some fun with this color. (Spoiler'd for size.)
Adi has answered a few of the questions today. Click to see it full size.
Goobsausage wants to know: Are you familiar with Bloodstained and how it's poised to be the spiritual successor to the Castlevania games? If so, what do you personally want to see from it?
Adi: Yes! I'm most definitely familiar with Koji's Bloodstained and have been for a while. I love love love the color palate, art direction, and the pseudo RPG vibe. Personally, I hope that it spawns a comic book series and it's own animated series because, given the pedigree and game play footage, it most certainly deserves it IMO. Gebel will become a popular cosplay character. #pinklogosarebadass
Goobsausage wants to know: Will anyone else who was involved with Dredd 3D or any of your Bootleg Universe films be involved with Netflix Castlevania?
Adi: Nope. Not Dredd or the Bootleg Universe.
Konami announced a new pachislot gambling machine game for Castlevania. It's using the Lords of Shadow reboot. It's Castlevania, but not to the vast majority of fans. Bloodstained isn't Castlevania, but it is to the fans. Your animated series seems to be the last hope for the long time fans of the series. How do you feel about the Lords of Shadow reboot and Pachislot games?
Adi: Honestly, I'm only focusing on making the anime show as dope as possible so that the fans are proud and so that I as a fan am proud. I don't gamble so I don't know very much about pachislot machines.
Adi Shankar, who made one of my favorite movies, wants a Bloodstained-related thing that I want?
It's a bit of a letdown to hear nobody else involved with Dredd 3D or the Bootleg Universe is involved with Netflix Castlevania since a lot of work and creativity went into those (the James Bond storyboard/animatic one was really cool!), but I'm glad to hear Adi's focused on making it great.
Damn, they censored in a way that we can't see at all who is recording and for what character!
I'm curious now. Not only that, now i think that the next update may show us a "update stage" as IGA said in the last one (a new stage or a old stage updated, don't know) AND some info about voice and dubbing!
I was hoping to look at the monitor and find out, but they're one step ahead of us (and every other Bloodstained fan), Pure Miriam!
Post by Goobsausage on Apr 11, 2017 9:38:44 GMT -6
Eagle Island is a game where the main character's bird is an owl and the island is actually named after a giant eagle that lives on it. The goal is $24,846/20,000 pounds. Backers can get the game for $12.40/10 pounds, but there's currently an early bird bonus for $8.70/7 pounds.
Considering how many Classicvania/Metroidvania fans don't really care for Lords of Shadow to begin with...I suppose this is a better choice?
I was thinking the same thing. Most of Konami's new/desired target audience probably doesn't know or care about the difference between Oldvania and LoSvania. They'll probably go "Castlevania? I kinda recognize that!"
All bosses WITH DLC Dark Souls 3 in an hour and a half? looooool what I guess they're closing with VII this time An MMX2 race? I don't think they've done that before Also X6! Code Veronica! RKS is back! (Rosenkreuzstilette - I recommended it on the forum a while back, still need to buy it myself) Mario warpless relay sounds fun Swordless LttP lol SNES X-Men D:
Yeah, a lot to look forward to here. I'm going to guess the end of the stream will be CT and then VII.
When the runner ends up getting a world record or personal best time on the X-Men game.
I hope there's a donation incentive for which character the player uses and commentary packed with 90's X-Men quotes/memes without going overboard.
Runs I think sound interesting: -Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 -Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose -Link's Awakening DX race! -The Maitre D -The Firemen -Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast - Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (aka Samurai Pizza Cats!) -Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
Post by Goobsausage on Apr 3, 2017 12:01:10 GMT -6
I voted no because I want to respect the original poll, I remember hearing IGA wasn't interested in adding the other choices in the game, and I'd rather see artists like IGA do something because they actually want to do it or feel it would benefit their work and not because their fans wanted it.
As for the designs themselves... the armor was the only one I liked. Something about the fairy design looks off to me and I can't really describe what, the skeleton looks like a generic character design for Death, and while I appreciate how Goofball was adopted as the mascot for the boards, I can't look at him without thinking about Mike Wazoski from Monsters, Inc. if he were a flying blue pimp.
Post by Goobsausage on Apr 1, 2017 13:15:27 GMT -6
Today I'm going to a meet-and-greet for a politician who's running for the U.S. Senate against an incumbent politician I don't like. The location is a German beer hall, and if you follow politics or world history, that is... probably not the best place to hold a political rally. But at least I can order a beer if things end up going south!
I'm following that up by going to a comedy show, which I feel is highly appropriate for April Fool's day.
Post by Goobsausage on Mar 29, 2017 16:24:57 GMT -6
I voted "no" because there's no third option for something like "maybe/other/wait and see."
I'd be okay with Dominique as playable character and I'm glad there's enthusiasm for her, but I'd rather see Johannes, Zangetsu, or Gebel playable because it looks like they'd have play styles I'd enjoy more.
Post by Goobsausage on Mar 29, 2017 13:16:44 GMT -6
Clicking that link and seeing the Easter costumes made me feel like the complete opposite of Jack Skellington when he discovered Christmas. Sweet Lord Baby Jesus didn't get crucified and resurrected three days later for this.
Xander is also clearly compensating for something and showing off his insecurities with that giant carrot of his.
EDIT: *sigh* here's the trailer for the Easter event.
And here's a photoshopped pic I found that's making me feel a little bit better about all of this.
Post by Goobsausage on Mar 28, 2017 20:41:50 GMT -6
This was a great update. I was looking forward to new characters!
Everyone's mentioning the Baldwin family from COTM and how they hope she's playable, but the first thing I thought of when I read Dominique Baldwin's name was this moment from the South Park movie.
As for the character herself, I like her poofy hat, how she's nice to everyone, and how she still views Miriam and Gebel as human... but I also have a feeling her trusting nature will cause something tragic/bad to happen during Bloodstained.
It'll be interesting to see where Bloodstained goes with Alfred. His ragged robes and lifeless pale skin makes me think he's got something to hide. I'm also looking forward to see if there's any interactions with him and Zangetsu since they were both involved with summoning demons/the demon war in different ways.
Anne reminds me of Maria from Rondo of Blood. I also have a feeling that the village mentioned in her description is the same one that was shown off in the game a few updates ago. I hope there's some fun interactions with her running the shop.
I bolded and underlined the speculation that was on the point (or mostly). Good job everyone! Not that some of these guesses would be too hard to make considering common tropes and trends that hail back to Castlevania. I'm loving Dominique and I hope she ends up playable - she looks legit skilled and powerful in every sense of the words.
I'd say he was on point with all three.
- Shopkeeper - Secondary Villain - A character heavily involved with the backstory.
Granted it's speculation so I get why you didn't highlight it buttttttt
I do not trust Alfred one bit and I think it's beyond suspicious that he has a very Dracula type look. He could easily become the actual villain especially with the emphasis on Gebel being good he's just lost his way.....
I'd say it's fair of Croc to not highlight the secondary villain choice. We don't have enough solid info to support Alfred being one, I was thinking something more along the lines of a sidekick/minion/servant character for Gebel (I should've been more specific on that), and if he ends up being a bad guy he could end up being the final boss/main villain instead.
Post by Goobsausage on Mar 23, 2017 21:15:49 GMT -6
Busy day for car-related stuff.
I had to get all of my tires replaced. One blew out as I was driving home from work, got some help replacing that with a spare, went to get a new tire, and it turns out two of my other tires were in a similar situation to the one that gave me trouble. Ended up replacing all four and learning how expensive buying new tires can be.
After that, I figured it was a good idea to get my vehicle inspected (it passed) and took care of some registration paperwork.
I'd be happy if even just one of them would tease Miriam by calling her "Frilly McPoofy Pants."
I don't remember who originally suggested this one, but I'd also be satisfied with in Bloodstained with "Little Miss Poofy Shorts". Just as long as it has "poofy" in their somewhere...
As for the three new characters, my guesses are:
-A shopkeeper -A secondary villain -A character heavily involved with the backstory, but has little involvement with the events going on in the actual game.
-Three characters with different personalities and physical traits mentally/physically combined into one character. You know, because it's a horror game and that could end up being creepy and unnerving.
Post by Goobsausage on Mar 21, 2017 9:51:10 GMT -6
I just wanted to give an update and say I'm rescinding the "Missing Richard Simmons" recommendation. While the first episode was good and some of the later episodes talked about the dangers of isolating yourself, the rest of it felt like watching a trashy reality TV show mixed with celebrity gossip.
Plus, during the show's run the host did some things I thought were unethical or unprofessional and it felt like people's privacy was being violated. Richard Simmons also re-surfaced and it turns out, he's fine and just wants to be left alone.
Post by Goobsausage on Mar 20, 2017 20:11:55 GMT -6
I had a adventurous weekend at the SXSW gaming expo. Got to do lots of cool stuff, like...
-See the 2017 Sonic the Hedgehog panel with the Flying Battery Zone reveal for Sonic Mania and gameplay (and name) reveal for Sonic Forces, hosted by the guy who runs the Sonic twitter account for Sega. Roger Craig Smith, Mike Pollock, and Takashi Iizuka were there, and they all ended up staying two hours after the panel to sign autographs for fans. It was also Iizuka's birthday and everyone sang happy birthday to him. -Play various indie games in the expo hall. My favorite was Sky Noon, where you play as cowboys trying to shoot eachother off of a floating arena while using a grappling hook to traverse. -Meet and hang out with the creators/devs behind Owlboy, Pony Island, and Obduction. -Took a break from the gaming expo to see some comedians provide live commentary over Leprechaun: In the Hood on St. Patrick's day. -Participate the Telltale Games crowdplay event for a rough/unfinished version of the whole first episode of their Guardians of the Galaxy game. There was one magical moment where the audio cut out for a few minutes but the game's subtitles were on, and the audience started shouting the character dialog at the screen in unison for about three minutes before things went back to normal. -I'd also like to add that Telltale asked the audience not to give away story details and I'm going to respect their request. However, I will say I was happy with the song choices, annoyed with the tone of the first 30 minutes of the game, but satisfied and impressed with the direction the game went after that. -See an Overwatch panel with Sombra's VA and the game's lead writer. There were families and little kids and teenagers there and I noticed a guy sitting behind me had a media badge for a big gaming site was covering it. -See the Owlboy panel where the devs talked bout the game's long development process.
EDIT: Also, Sombra's VA autographed my physical copy of Overwatch and wrote "boop!" near Tracer's butt, but it looks more like "pooop!" and I think it's hilarious.
Scuttlest: I will not rest until I've had my VENGEANCE.
Apr 25, 2017 10:15:30 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: That's all true, though the actual fighting game of SFxT got great in the 2012 patch. It felt like an older Capcom fighting game. We used the default gem sets too, so that DLC wasn't really an issue
Apr 25, 2017 10:22:26 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Hopefully Injustice 2 is careful with its gear system, to not be much like how the gems were. That could be a problem
Apr 25, 2017 10:23:21 GMT -6
Astaroth: sigma is a dlc char
Apr 25, 2017 21:07:18 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Indeed. I hope he is sword with dog Sigma
Apr 25, 2017 22:00:30 GMT -6
LeoLeWolferoux: Good evening everyone~ Hope you're all having a lovely evening <3
Apr 25, 2017 22:45:54 GMT -6