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Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
So I don't know for sure, but that new Twitch app looks to be a progressive web app, based on the fact the Switch's built in browser menu pops up before the app goes full screen. This is a first I think?

...Pico 8 player on Switch please?
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
One of the indie games revealed yesterday, Sea of Stars, is a game I backed when it was on Kickstarter. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. There have been a lot of attempts at ChronoTrigger-likes in the past, will this one do the trick?

 
One of the indie games revealed yesterday, Sea of Stars, is a game I backed when it was on Kickstarter. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. There have been a lot of attempts at ChronoTrigger-likes in the past, will this one do the trick?

I loved The Messenger and thought that hint of history was fascinating in that game. I'd be more likely to play another platformer like it than something in the classic RPG style like this but dang this looks gorgeous.
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
One of the indie games revealed yesterday, Sea of Stars, is a game I backed when it was on Kickstarter. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. There have been a lot of attempts at ChronoTrigger-likes in the past, will this one do the trick?

I hadn't heard of this at all, nor did I play The Messenger, but this trailer immediately got me interested. I'll be keeping a close eye on this one!
 

q 3

here to eat fish and erase the universe
(they/them)
As far as I know the game still includes lengthy quotations from Jordan Peterson (who is unironically referred to as "Jordan the Wise" which made me nauseous when I got to that point).
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I seem to recall them handling it poorly/unsatisfyingly, but maybe I'm being uncharitable given that they left in a winky reference to known MRA shitbag Jordan Peterson with no apology in which they literally refer to him as "Jordan the Wise". The reference went right over my head when I played The Messenger (which I loved), since I didn't really know who he was at the time, but I guess that's kind of the point. Sneaking being awful past the censors, so to speak. It certainly suggests a certain kind of attitude being prevalent/accepted at that studio.

Edit: Ninja'd!
 
Ah, okay, I didn't know who that was and probably wouldn't have picked up on it if I had as I think of Jordan as a woman's name. Bummer, hoping they've improved over time and this game is better about things like that. The Messenger really was a great game and I hate it when things I love get tied to stuff like this, bah.
 

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
At least they tried to make it look like they didn’t have bad ideas. The Dragon Quest team never distanced themselves from Sugiyama for his shitty and hurtful ways, and we had to wait for him to die to be rid of him.

I know I bring up Sugiyama a lot, but it really bothered me! He should have been fired long before he died.
 

WildcatJF

In Your Hands
(he / his / him)
Ah yes, THAT'S why I never bought The Messenger. I really hope that sort of bullshit is absent in Sea of Stars, as it charms in every other way!
 
I seem to recall them handling it poorly/unsatisfyingly, but maybe I'm being uncharitable given that they left in a winky reference to known MRA shitbag Jordan Peterson with no apology in which they literally refer to him as "Jordan the Wise". The reference went right over my head when I played The Messenger (which I loved), since I didn't really know who he was at the time, but I guess that's kind of the point. Sneaking being awful past the censors, so to speak. It certainly suggests a certain kind of attitude being prevalent/accepted at that studio.

Edit: Ninja'd!

I think my post that's being linked basically includes everything about how they handled it, so you can make your own judgements from that.

The one thing that sticks with me as an unresolved is the "without getting into how this line made it into the game, as the explanation would seem made up" part of the announcement they'd patch out the joke. It's good that they removed it, but I'm really confused about the kind of insinuation here that it was a big accident.

That being said, paying some attention to the studio heads since then, they both seem like basically mainstream liberals who are also maybe also kind of reddity dumbasses repeating memes like idiots without thinking it through, so my inclination is to believe that this was just thoughtless stupidity instead of malice, if you care about the difference. (I do, but I understand anyone who doesn't.)

For me, I never bought The Messenger despite it looking up my alley, and this upcoming game is a wait and see situation. If there's nothing like this in the next game, I'm personally willing to recognize their improved thoughtfulness, although I understand why anyone would be suspicious enough to write them off. (Especially when there are basically infinite games to play, books to read, movies to watch, etc. and limited time.)
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
Teenage JBear would have lost his shit:

 

gogglebob

The Goggles Do Nothing
(he/him)
I understand that simply replying "the best" is not very helpful at all.

But I feel that is the only descriptor that fits.

So Cardfighter Clash is the best kind of card game.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Tell me about the game. What kind of card game is it?
Mechanically it’s fairly similar to YuGiOh, both in terms of rules and with its emphasis on extremely fast paced battles and little in terms of set up to get a good match going, and really easy to grasp rules and deck building.

Otherwise, Gogglebob is correct
 
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