• Welcome to the Angry Joe Show Army!

    Join our community of gamers passionate about our community and our hobby! Whether it's playing, discussing, or watching games, regardless of platform, genre, or location, we have a place for you, always!

  • PS4 Forum

    The AJSA Playstation 4 Division: Game Nights and More!

    The AJSA is on Playstation 4! Join us for weekly Game Nights with a selection of the best games the PS4 has to offer!

  • XBO Forum

    The AJSA Xbox One Division: We Got You Covered!

    The AJSA Xbox One Division is ready to connect with you on XBox Live with a ton of events for the best Xbox games!

  • News Archive

    The Best News from the Best Sites, Every Week.

    The AJSA News Collection Team is hard at work condensing a week's worth of news into one giant-sze digest for you to chew on and discuss! Links to source articles are always provided!

  • More Info

    The AJSA Expeditionary Force: Deploying to Play the Best PC Games!

    The elite vanguard of the AJSA, the Expeditionary Force (EF) chooses a new PC game every week! Join us for weekly events and help decide if the game has a future in the AJSA.

  • The Team

    Streaming Now: The AJSA Stream Team

    Joe can't stream every game, but our talented AJSA Stream Team covers a wide variety of games and personalities! Check them out, and show them some AJSA Love!

  • The Tube

    The AJSA Community YouTube Channel

    Featuring news, gameplay clips, and more from the community! The Community is a chance to showcase the best moments in AJSA Gaming!

Legolas_Katarn

AJSA Commander
  • Content count

    4,538
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Legolas_Katarn

  • Rank
    Anla'shok Na
  • Birthday 09/09/1990

Contact Methods

  • SN
    Legolas 43
  • BattleTag
    Sivian#1306
  • Discord Tag
    0936
  • EA Battlelog
    Legolas_Katarn
  • PSN ID
    Legolas_43
  • Steam ID
    Legolas_Katarn
  • Xbox Gamertag
    Legolas 43
  • Uplay
    Legolas_Katarn

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Idaho
  • Interests
    Learning about video game industry and design history, translation, and effects and influences on different countries and culture. Sleeping, Tabletop RPGs (Pathfinder, Numenera, Call of Cthulhu, Star Wars Fantasy Flight, Pendragon, D&D 5th, etc), spicy food/hot sauce, sleeping, intersectional feminism, history in general, sleeping, cats, and not going outside when the sun is out.

Recent Profile Visitors

10,940 profile views
  1. This Week In Gaming 4-24-18

    Kirk McKeand talks to developers from a variety of disciplines about game design and their roles in it, Micah Edmonds on the narrative construction of Shadow of the Colossus, Cecilia D'Anastasio and Seung Park report on South Korean gamers harassment against developers they find talking about women's rights, Xbox partners with Discord, Valve purchased Firewatch developer Campo Santo, stream of Soulcalibur 6 and Phoenix Point gameplay, E3 Press Conference schedule, Steam error prevents new release from having a price for a week, Reid McCarter on the Yakuza series and other media portrayal of the Yakuza, Chris Kohler reports on an accidental war over Sega jewel case replacements, Australia fines Valve, new Call of Duty might not have a SP campaign, Quantic Dream sues French journalists for reports on working on condition, Twitch being blocked in Russia, Cities Skylines expansion to allow creation of theme parks, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) The E3 2018 Press Conference Schedule Phoenix Point - EGX Rezzed Demo Build 31 minutes of Phoenix Point Gameplay - One hell of a boss fight! Soulcalibur 6 Early Gameplay Livestream with Bandai Namco - IGN Plays Live England gets rained on in Thrones of Britannia's moody St George's Day trailer Painting the New Psychonauts! // A Scott C Timelapse Side-scroller Aura of Worlds opens its ever-changing labyrinth next week Like it or not, Disco Elysium won't shy away from politics Pillars of Eternity 2's DLC pits you against a doomsday cult Princess Maker 5 Heading To Steam Stunning sci-fi shooter Beacon launching on Itch.io next week Strange Brigade, Rebellion's supernatural co-op shooter, has a release date Edmund McMillen's next game, The Legend of Bum-bo, gets its first trailer Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t have traditional single-player campaign Cynical cemetery sim Graveyard Keeper gets grim in new trailer Interview: Suda51 on cats, toilets and desserts in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Foxy retro platformer Fox n Forests pouncing on PC next month Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Being Delisted Ahead Of Dark Souls: Remastered’s Launch Overload - Release Date Trailer Players Will Need To Stick & Move To Survive The Live Battles Of Dungeon Crawler Fight Knight Final Fantasy VII Remake is a “new creation” that aims to “surpass the original,” according to job listing Walden, a game coming to PS4 in May Order of Magnitude is a colony simulation game from the makers of Prison Architect Mansions Of Madness Is Being Turned Into A Video Game Shining Resonance Refrain launches July 10 in the Americas and Europe Death Road to Canada devs delay release out of respect for recent tragedy Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass has a teaser trailer Agony, the horror game about salacious demons in Hell, has a new release date Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor - Martyr devs promise to work 90 hour weeks as apology for delay Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor-Martyr dev says '90+ hours per week' was a joke A 90-Hour Work Week Is Believable Because Game Development Is Toxic Mech combat game Vox Machinae is just what VR needs Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony rework revealed after it was accidentally put on the PTR Hanzo's long-anticipated Scatter Arrow replacement is now playable on the Overwatch PTR Overwatch's New Map Is A Beautiful But Imbalanced Deathtrap Interview with Overwatch Dev Tim Ford, Regarding Symmetra Turning into a Defense Hero and the Channel System Overwatch's Symmetra Mains Agree: The Problem Is Other Players A future Rainbow Six Siege update will nerf Lion, buff LMGs Oh, Cities: Skylines Is Now Also A Theme Park Game StarCraft II Gets Paid Custom Maps Hollow Knight Lifeblood update now available, Gods & Glory DLC 'coming together' Stellaris gets giant space monsters and intergalactic gateways in Distant Stars DLC PUBG's Best Helmets Are Going To Get Harder To Find Walk among the High Elves in The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset’s new trailer Konami's Friendship With The Champions League Has Ended Everspace dev paid thousands to influencers who were “shit at playing the game” I can't believe a company would admit how incompetent they are, don't know how you can be involved in games and not know that a lot of streamers are really bad at games as well as being boring and unprofessional, how you could not look into the 20 people or the audience of the 20 people you are paying to promote your game, or why you would ever admit that you can make staged or fake captions for photos to get coverage. A Game Was 'Out' On Steam For Six Days, But Nobody Could Buy It Hearthstone director quits to “probably make games” in new venture Hearthstone won't be the same without Ben Brode CAMPO SANTO NEWS Microsoft And Discord Team Up To Connect Gamers Across Xbox Live And Discord Albert Penello leaving Microsoft Detroit Developer Quantic Dream Sues French Media Over Articles On Toxic Work Conditions BloodRayne developers sue Microsoft for patent infringement “Below our lowest expectations” – why EVE devs CCP pulled out of VR There are “absolutely insane conspiracy theories” about Kingdom Come Deliverance development, says Warhorse co-founder If someone says that you are racist or crazy it is probably not a good idea to compare yourself to Lovecraft or one of his Elder Gods and if you want to pretend your product represents history and culture even remotely accurately probably not a great idea to say that you want it to be like Braveheart. Obituary: Longtime industry veteran Jay Moon Twitch is reportedly blocked in Russia right now In South Korea, Gamers Stage An Inquisition Against Feminists Valve fined $3m over breach in Australian law with misleading Steam refund policy Dutch Gambling Authority give devs eight weeks to fix loot boxes Playing GTA 5 with a realistic damage mod is a world of constant pain and death Esports News The Weekend In Esports: Rocket-Powered Soccer PUBG’s first major esports tournament kicks off this summer Tencent investing $15m in Fortnite esports Pokkén Tournament Competitors Flew In Two People Who Ended Up Beating Them Even In A Fursuit, SonicFox Keeps Winning Fighting Game Tournaments Counter-Strike Player Suspended From Pro League For Calling An Opponent A Monkey Overwatch League Fans Upset Korean Casters Won't Say One Player's Name An Ohio university is offering Fortnite esports scholarships High school sports association will sanction esports, but shooters are excluded Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Knuckle Sandwich – A Dang RPG Faeland Deadly Premonition developer Swery swears to find funding for The Good Life even if Kickstarter fails Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) “Game design is like architecture” – video game jobs described by those who do them Two Guys Making New Sega CD Jewel Cases Are In An Accidental War The rise of the ambient video game "What's your plan to not destroy yourself as you're stepping into this career path?" Alcohol and Alienation in Moscone Recalling the Leviathan Axe The making of Audiosurf, the synesthesia simulator The horror of Vault 11 How Realistic is Yakuza 6? Behind Japan's Long History of Crime Syndicates WAIT, WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BLACK PEOPLE IN FAR CRY 5? Far Cry 5 Offers No Insight into Christian Fundamentalism I love Saya no Uta, even though it's incredibly messed-up BattleTech raises the bar for storytelling in a turn-based strategy game Through the Ages is a superior civilization-building game Colossus and Narrative Construction God of War: Why is Kratos a Single Parent? Steve Sinclair on Creating Warframe - Extended Interviews Tim Schafer’s creative bravery makes him America’s Miyamoto The Council Literally My Thoughts on Resident Evil 7 (Spoilers!) How NBA Jam Was Made Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Why Video Game Developers Should Understand Functional Fixedness | Psych of Play
  2. Kirk McKeand talks to developers from a variety of disciplines about game design and their roles in it, Micah Edmonds on the narrative construction of Shadow of the Colossus, Cecilia D'Anastasio and Seung Park report on South Korean gamers harassment against developers they find talking about women's rights, Xbox partners with Discord, Valve purchased Firewatch developer Campo Santo, stream of Soulcalibur 6 and Phoenix Point gameplay, E3 Press Conference schedule, Steam error prevents new release from having a price for a week, Reid McCarter on the Yakuza series and other media portrayal of the Yakuza, Australia fines Valve, new Call of Duty might not have a SP campaign, Quantic Dream sues French journalists for reports on working on condition, Twitch being blocked in Russia, Cities Skylines expansion to allow creation of theme parks, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) The E3 2018 Press Conference Schedule Phoenix Point - EGX Rezzed Demo Build 31 minutes of Phoenix Point Gameplay - One hell of a boss fight! Soulcalibur 6 Early Gameplay Livestream with Bandai Namco - IGN Plays Live England gets rained on in Thrones of Britannia's moody St George's Day trailer Painting the New Psychonauts! // A Scott C Timelapse Side-scroller Aura of Worlds opens its ever-changing labyrinth next week Like it or not, Disco Elysium won't shy away from politics Pillars of Eternity 2's DLC pits you against a doomsday cult Princess Maker 5 Heading To Steam Stunning sci-fi shooter Beacon launching on Itch.io next week Strange Brigade, Rebellion's supernatural co-op shooter, has a release date Edmund McMillen's next game, The Legend of Bum-bo, gets its first trailer Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t have traditional single-player campaign Cynical cemetery sim Graveyard Keeper gets grim in new trailer Interview: Suda51 on cats, toilets and desserts in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Foxy retro platformer Fox n Forests pouncing on PC next month Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Being Delisted Ahead Of Dark Souls: Remastered’s Launch Overload - Release Date Trailer Players Will Need To Stick & Move To Survive The Live Battles Of Dungeon Crawler Fight Knight Final Fantasy VII Remake is a “new creation” that aims to “surpass the original,” according to job listing Walden, a game coming to PS4 in May Order of Magnitude is a colony simulation game from the makers of Prison Architect Mansions Of Madness Is Being Turned Into A Video Game Shining Resonance Refrain launches July 10 in the Americas and Europe Death Road to Canada devs delay release out of respect for recent tragedy Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass has a teaser trailer Agony, the horror game about salacious demons in Hell, has a new release date Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor - Martyr devs promise to work 90 hour weeks as apology for delay Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor-Martyr dev says '90+ hours per week' was a joke A 90-Hour Work Week Is Believable Because Game Development Is Toxic Mech combat game Vox Machinae is just what VR needs Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony rework revealed after it was accidentally put on the PTR Hanzo's long-anticipated Scatter Arrow replacement is now playable on the Overwatch PTR Overwatch's New Map Is A Beautiful But Imbalanced Deathtrap Interview with Overwatch Dev Tim Ford, Regarding Symmetra Turning into a Defense Hero and the Channel System Overwatch's Symmetra Mains Agree: The Problem Is Other Players A future Rainbow Six Siege update will nerf Lion, buff LMGs Oh, Cities: Skylines Is Now Also A Theme Park Game StarCraft II Gets Paid Custom Maps Hollow Knight Lifeblood update now available, Gods & Glory DLC 'coming together' Stellaris gets giant space monsters and intergalactic gateways in Distant Stars DLC PUBG's Best Helmets Are Going To Get Harder To Find Walk among the High Elves in The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset’s new trailer Konami's Friendship With The Champions League Has Ended Everspace dev paid thousands to influencers who were “shit at playing the game” I can't believe a company would admit how incompetent they are, don't know how you can be involved in games and not know that a lot of streamers are really bad at games as well as being boring and unprofessional, how you could not look into the 20 people or the audience of the 20 people you are paying to promote your game, or why you would ever admit that you can make staged or fake captions for photos to get coverage. A Game Was 'Out' On Steam For Six Days, But Nobody Could Buy It Hearthstone director quits to “probably make games” in new venture Hearthstone won't be the same without Ben Brode CAMPO SANTO NEWS Microsoft And Discord Team Up To Connect Gamers Across Xbox Live And Discord Albert Penello leaving Microsoft Detroit Developer Quantic Dream Sues French Media Over Articles On Toxic Work Conditions BloodRayne developers sue Microsoft for patent infringement “Below our lowest expectations” – why EVE devs CCP pulled out of VR There are “absolutely insane conspiracy theories” about Kingdom Come Deliverance development, says Warhorse co-founder If someone says that you are racist or crazy it is probably not a good idea to compare yourself to Lovecraft or one of his Elder Gods and if you want to pretend your product represents history and culture even remotely accurately probably not a great idea to say that you want it to be like Braveheart. Obituary: Longtime industry veteran Jay Moon Twitch is reportedly blocked in Russia right now In South Korea, Gamers Stage An Inquisition Against Feminists Valve fined $3m over breach in Australian law with misleading Steam refund policy Dutch Gambling Authority give devs eight weeks to fix loot boxes Playing GTA 5 with a realistic damage mod is a world of constant pain and death Esports News The Weekend In Esports: Rocket-Powered Soccer PUBG’s first major esports tournament kicks off this summer Tencent investing $15m in Fortnite esports Pokkén Tournament Competitors Flew In Two People Who Ended Up Beating Them Even In A Fursuit, SonicFox Keeps Winning Fighting Game Tournaments Counter-Strike Player Suspended From Pro League For Calling An Opponent A Monkey Overwatch League Fans Upset Korean Casters Won't Say One Player's Name An Ohio university is offering Fortnite esports scholarships High school sports association will sanction esports, but shooters are excluded Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Knuckle Sandwich – A Dang RPG Faeland Deadly Premonition developer Swery swears to find funding for The Good Life even if Kickstarter fails Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) “Game design is like architecture” – video game jobs described by those who do them Two Guys Making New Sega CD Jewel Cases Are In An Accidental War The rise of the ambient video game "What's your plan to not destroy yourself as you're stepping into this career path?" Alcohol and Alienation in Moscone Recalling the Leviathan Axe The making of Audiosurf, the synesthesia simulator The horror of Vault 11 How Realistic is Yakuza 6? Behind Japan's Long History of Crime Syndicates WAIT, WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BLACK PEOPLE IN FAR CRY 5? Far Cry 5 Offers No Insight into Christian Fundamentalism I love Saya no Uta, even though it's incredibly messed-up BattleTech raises the bar for storytelling in a turn-based strategy game Through the Ages is a superior civilization-building game Colossus and Narrative Construction God of War: Why is Kratos a Single Parent? Steve Sinclair on Creating Warframe - Extended Interviews Tim Schafer’s creative bravery makes him America’s Miyamoto The Council Literally My Thoughts on Resident Evil 7 (Spoilers!) How NBA Jam Was Made Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Why Video Game Developers Should Understand Functional Fixedness | Psych of Play
  3. Completed: Soul Nomad and the World Eaters Platform: PS2 Trying to finish the last six PS2 games I own that I haven't beaten (or ever started in the case of Xenosaga 2 and 3). Changes up Disgaea formula by giving you a battle system that uses the same kind of grid turn combat but makes use of Ogre Battle style groups of characters. Menu based system to select events or talk to people in areas, some interesting mechanics like being able to fight or steal from them but this can keep things unbalanced. More serious than Disgaea but still focused on comedy. Two different story paths. Still fairly simple combat and bad use of randomness to create units rooms. Humor doesn't always land and a few too many of the characters are more annoying than funny or likable.
  4. Mafia 3 is easily one of the strongest games I've played when it comes to voice acting and scene direction, with character expression and emotions perfectly acted and visually displayed in the game's cutscenes. A good story with well fleshed out characters with some great moments and lines, you even get some side supporting characters that aren't seen much but that has such strong dialogue and acting that you get to know them well in their brief appearances. Even a few of the main supporting characters and villains you go after can have sympathetic moments despite being terrible people. Lincoln's back and forth with his associates almost always manages to perfectly convey what kind of relationship they have and nails humorous or emotional moments very well. The game makes use of it's setting, location and time period, and is full of small world, conversation, and gameplay details that are used to tell a story focused on race relations, returning from war, the changing times of the era which also frequently echoes modern era, and, like the other Mafia games, that the American dream is often more like a nightmare. People complain about the fair housing act and affirmative action on the radio and during conversations the same way they did back then and the same way they do now, you can get shot at or have the police called on you for going into the wrong store or for loitering, characters talk about police abuse of protesters and the Black Panthers, a contact that hates communists and wants you to stop supplies to Cuba just happens to be former secret police for their previous US backed dictator, the police response is slower in poor or primarily black areas, and one of the side quests talks about how the only time guns were being restricted in America was when black people wanted them. Mafia 3 is a game where you hear on the radio about a black kid getting shot and killed for knocking on a white man's door to ask for directions in the 60s and then you see the same thing in the news when you minimize the game and look at social media. You get multiple subtle hints at the main character's PTSD from Vietnam as well as one of the main characters talking about trying to cope with his. They make great use of the soundtrack both during main mission gameplay segments and on the radio and there is some very strong lines and acting in the parts of the story that are filmed as a documentary telling the story of what happened during the game years after the fact. The only problem I have with Mafia 3's story is the awful cliche of Father James constantly telling Lincoln he will become just like the men he goes after. Well, that's interesting Father as it ignores all facts, logic, the actions of both men, can you elaborate? And no, of course he can't, because characters in his position never can, because it's a hack writing trope frequently used by children's stories and bad anime that somehow gets forced into more interesting material at times. Lincoln literally frees captured black people and immigrants who were going to be sold as slaves to KKK members and this asshole James is crying about Lincoln becoming a monster because he got into the booze and prostitution (which isn't even a bad thing) when he takes over. James has great lines about society, America, coming home from war and trying to make sense of what you saw and did and this weird obsession that he never elaborates on and that takes up so much of this part of the story was a bad idea. You can interpret those moments as him having a warped view of morality and judgement of others from him being a Priest (whining about prostitution might make a good case for that), but almost nothing about him really focuses on his faith, and when he does talk about why he became a priest it seem more like his embracing of it was to get away from his violent actions during WWII. A time where he says his rage at the way society has treated his people came out and he felt nothing for the violence he inflicted on others, he could easily be projecting that kind of uncaring use of murder onto Lincoln (which Lincoln clearly isn't really like). Either of those would likely be a fitting and interesting thing to focus on and for a discussion, and it would have been great to see Lincoln finally be a character to call someone else out on their bullshit when it comes to this terrible story trope. Unfortunately, it's left at the usual character whining about you becoming just like the bad guy, and like always, the accused character can never just ask, "How?" Another issue is that some of his lines in the documentary, while great, can either be perfectly fitting or not make much sense at all depending on what you choose for an ending. Shooting is improved from Mafia 2 and feels more impactful, you can die fairly quickly and be stunned and knocked back when hit, enemies typically react heavily to being shot and don't always die but lie bleeding out on the ground still moving and talking giving it a more real and deadly feel. The ability to activate slow motion while shooting or driving allows for some good gunfights and tight turns and near misses while driving. You can take a more stealth approach with stealth kills and melee attacks, which have a good variety of different animations depending on your angle, speed, use of cover, or weapon. The gameplay loop of needing to take down each area by talking to two people, going after the two people that control the areas rackets, and then taking down their boss to control the district can get repetitive, but the areas do offer their own type of setting with some different objectives. Going after the main boss of each areas is often a strong point, offering a good set piece where you try to hunt them. These include an old flooded amusement park, a high rise hotel, and a sinking ship in the bayou. It is also helped that every time you take out one of the two lower guys you get a good scene from the documentary style footage filled with interviews talking about Lincoln, the people who helped him, and his war with the Mafia. Most of the problems with the game seem to be from making a larger open world and trying to do things to copy other games in the genre rather than doing something interesting gameplay or story wise. Mechanically the most interesting thing about this game could have come from your three under-bosses, they all have great lines and scenes but you never really mechanically do anything interesting with any of them and needing to please all of them to keep them alive and keep their upgrades takes choice away from you. The city and areas surrounding it are good but so many of the side missions have you doing generic car stealing, races, driving around to pick things up and for a game that already lacks fast travel they really didn't need multiple versions of these kinds of activities. You can call in someone to bring you a fast car for free that makes getting around easy and someone else to pick up the collection money from your three under-bosses but a lot of things feel more like busywork rather than someone that was added because it was a good, story necessary, or thematic idea. The worst part of the needless busy work comes from recruiting people to join you instead of killing. In order to do this, you need to wiretap areas of their territory, so you need to find junction boxes and do a lock picking game and then plant a bug on them, each bug requires you to find three pieces of scrap scatter all round the game's map. Bugging also allows you to see item pick ups and enemies in the area if you use a vision mode, which was previously said to be his training and senses from his time in Vietnam and training but the need to wiretapping messes with that narratively and wastes a lot of time if you want to do it, causing you to frequently run out of your way or stop that car to pick up some item to get more wiretaps. They also like to have you drive away from an area to go talk to someone who will tell you where to go in the area you just left, it doesn't take that long but it's just normal time wasting pointlessness you find in almost every open world game. I recommend anyone who wants to play a game for its storytelling, those interested in seeing good use of world design to aid in the telling of its story and themes, those interested in the themes and time period this game covers, or someone just looking for a good open world third person shooter to try this game. The worst parts of the game can be pretty easily ignored with you only missing a few scenes with supporting characters (and probably some upgrades you don't need or will never use), I'd recommend looking these scenes up online if you do decide to skip the gameplay though because they are well done and give more insight into the characters. I did have a large amount of stuttering when I started the game that would have made it unplayable, Steam forums said to fix it by changing process priority, shutting off my wireless, and doing a few other things. After none of that worked I fixed the problem by unplugging my Xbox One controller, the game ran perfectly after that with no bugs or glitches of any real consequence.
  5. Completed: Mafia 3 Platform: PC Mafia 3 is easily one of the strongest games I've played when it comes to voice acting and scene direction, with character expression and emotions perfectly acted and visually displayed in the game's cutscenes. A good story with well fleshed out characters with some great moments and lines, you even get some side supporting characters that aren't seen much but that has such strong dialogue and acting that you get to know them well in their brief appearances. Even a few of the main supporting characters and villains you go after can have sympathetic moments despite being terrible people. Lincoln's back and forth with his associates almost always manages to perfectly convey what kind of relationship they have and nails humorous or emotional moments very well. The game makes use of it's setting, location and time period, and is full of small world, conversation, and gameplay details that are used to tell a story focused on race relations, returning from war, the changing times of the era which also frequently echoes modern era, and, like the other Mafia games, that the American dream is often more like a nightmare. People complain about the fair housing act and affirmative action on the radio and during conversations the same way they did back then and the same way they do now, you can get shot at or have the police called on you for going into the wrong store or for loitering, characters talk about police abuse of protesters and the Black Panthers, a contact that hates communists and wants you to stop supplies to Cuba just happens to be former secret police for their previous US backed dictator, the police response is slower in poor or primarily black areas, and one of the side quests talks about how the only time guns were being restricted in America was when black people wanted them. Mafia 3 is a game where you hear on the radio about a black kid getting shot and killed for knocking on a white man's door to ask for directions in the 60s and then you see the same thing in the news when you minimize the game and look at social media. You get multiple subtle hints at the main character's PTSD from Vietnam as well as one of the main characters talking about trying to cope with his. They make great use of the soundtrack both during main mission gameplay segments and on the radio and there is some very strong lines and acting in the parts of the story that are filmed as a documentary telling the story of what happened during the game years after the fact. The only problem I have with Mafia 3's story is the awful cliche of Father James constantly telling Lincoln he will become just like the men he goes after. Well, that's interesting Father as it ignores all facts, logic, the actions of both men, can you elaborate? And no, of course he can't, because characters in his position never can, because it's a hack writing trope frequently used by children's stories and bad anime that somehow gets forced into more interesting material at times. Lincoln literally frees captured black people and immigrants who were going to be sold as slaves to KKK members and this asshole James is crying about Lincoln becoming a monster because he got into the booze and prostitution (which isn't even a bad thing) when he takes over. James has great lines about society, America, coming home from war and trying to make sense of what you saw and did and this weird obsession that he never elaborates on and that takes up so much of this part of the story was a bad idea. You can interpret those moments as him having a warped view of morality and judgement of others from him being a priest (whining about prostitution might make a good case for that), but almost nothing about him really focuses on his faith, and when he does talk about why he became a priest it seem more like his embracing of it was to get away from his violent actions during WWII. A time where he says his rage at the way society has treated his people came out and he felt nothing for the violence he inflicted on others, he could easily be projecting that kind of uncaring use of murder onto Lincoln (which Lincoln clearly isn't really like). Either of those would likely be a fitting and interesting thing to focus on and for a discussion, and it would have been great to see Lincoln finally be a character to call someone else out on their bullshit when it comes to this terrible story trope. Unfortunately, it's left at the usual character whining about you becoming just like the bad guy, and like always, the accused character can never just ask, "How?" Another issue is that some of his lines in the documentary, while great, can either be perfectly fitting or not make much sense at all depending on what you choose for an ending. Shooting is improved from Mafia 2 and feels more impactful, you can die fairly quickly and be stunned and knocked back when hit, enemies typically react heavily to being shot and don't always die but lie bleeding out on the ground still moving and talking giving it a more real and deadly feel. The ability to activate slow motion while shooting or driving allows for some good gunfights and tight turns and near misses while driving. You can take a more stealth approach with stealth kills and melee attacks, which have a good variety of different animations depending on your angle, speed, use of cover, or weapon. The gameplay loop of needing to take down each area by talking to two people, going after the two people that control the areas rackets, and then taking down their boss to control the district can get repetitive, but the areas do offer their own type of setting with some different objectives. Going after the main boss of each areas is often a strong point, offering a good set piece where you try to hunt them. These include an old flooded amusement park, a high rise hotel, and a sinking ship in the bayou. It is also helped that every time you take out one of the two lower guys you get a good scene from the documentary style footage filled with interviews talking about Lincoln, the people who helped him, and his war with the Mafia. Most of the problems with the game seem to be from making a larger open world and trying to do things to copy other games in the genre rather than doing something interesting gameplay or story wise. Mechanically the most interesting thing about this game could have come from your three under-bosses, they all have great lines and scenes but you never really mechanically do anything interesting with any of them and needing to please all of them to keep them alive and keep their upgrades takes choice away from you. The city and areas surrounding it are good but so many of the side missions have you doing generic car stealing, races, driving around to pick things up and for a game that already lacks fast travel they really didn't need multiple versions of these kinds of activities. You can call in someone to bring you a fast car for free that makes getting around easy and someone else to pick up the collection money from your three under-bosses but a lot of things feel more like busywork rather than someone that was added because it was a good, story necessary, or thematic idea. The worst part of the needless busy work comes from recruiting people to join you instead of killing. In order to do this, you need to wiretap areas of their territory, so you need to find junction boxes and do a lock picking game and then plant a bug on them, each bug requires you to find three pieces of scrap scatter all round the game's map. Bugging also allows you to see item pick ups and enemies in the area if you use a vision mode, which was previously said to be his training and senses from his time in Vietnam and training but the need to wiretapping messes with that narratively and wastes a lot of time if you want to do it, causing you to frequently run out of your way or stop that car to pick up some item to get more wiretaps. They also like to have you drive away from an area to go talk to someone who will tell you where to go in the area you just left, it doesn't take that long but it's just normal time wasting pointlessness you find in almost every open world game. I did have a large amount of stuttering when I started the game that would have made it unplayable, Steam forums said to fix it by changing process priority, shutting off my wireless, and doing a few other things. After none of that worked I fixed the problem by unplugging my Xbox One controller, the game ran perfectly after that with no bugs or glitches of any real consequence. Completed: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Platform: Genesis Different than SNES version with a longer opening and dialogue character specific during stages and boss fights, level design is different, better music, and the game doesn't suffer from slowdown. It's still not very good, controls are kind of sluggish, and you have a fairly dull hitting main attack and throws if you walk close to an enemy and hit attack (no grab or run). You have a weak slow charging ranged attack, a special move that uses health, and a screen clearing move that works sometimes (could never tell what it working was based on but sometimes went off if I hit up, down, and attack.)
  6. Welcome to the AJSA
  7. This Week In Gaming 4-17-18

    BAFTA Games Awards, Jason Schreier covers the development of Mafia 3 and the state of Hanger 13, 3D character artist at Insomniac talks about how game art is made when working on something like Spiderman, Patrick Klepek on how God of War confronts its legacy, Game Developer's Mourn (And Celebrate) The End Of Steam Spy, the specter of dad games and symbology they are fixated on, Game Score Fanfare on The Anxiety of Celeste and its Music, Ben Lindbergh on how A Way Out embodies the best and worse of game storytelling, The Grande Dame of Videogames Is Closing Her Tiny Tokyo Mecca, PostMesmeric on Donkey Kong Country 2 and Progression, Legends of Localization looks at tricky translations, Sam Fisher's farewell to Snake, GamesIndustry.biz profiles rising stars in the UK game industry, 54 Hours On A Train Full Of Video Game Programmers, developers talk about their paths into and through games, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) BAFTA Games Awards 2018 Here's all the winners from the #BAFTAGames awards EGX Rezzed 2018: The best games from this year's show Battletech story trailer talks oppressive regimes, mercenary companies and civil war BattleTech - Q&A with Harebrained Schemes MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Destruction Teaser Trailer Beautiful Ghibli-inspired adventure game Forgotton Anne out next month Only one player gets guns in the Dead by Daylight dev's new asymmetrical shooter Procedurally generating enemies, places, and loot in State of Decay 2 Anthem leader promises more focus on storylines How Combat Works In Spider-Man How Detroit: Become Human Manages Three Very Different Characters - IGN First Step Inside The Forest Of Liars 'First draft' of Wasteland 3 will be complete next month, still on track for 2019 release Playing Not Tonight, a post-Brexit thriller Terraforming Mars digital is a quick-playing alternative to tabletop Mansions of Madness is getting a proper videogame adaptation Dauntless will bring behemoth hunting into open beta next month New trailer for This Is the Police 2 shows off turn-based tactics PC version of Agony will have optional patch to remove console 'censorship' Co-op horror game The Blackout Club is one of the most exciting releases of 2019 “First job survival horror” game Yuppie Psycho coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch My Hero One's Justice - Announcement Trailer Pathologic 2 shows off new combat mechanics and smarter AI Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War killed off all the diplomats Octopath Traveler Introduces H’aanit And Therion, Details Its Own Take On Law And Chaos MapleStory 2 making its way worldwide, closed beta sign-ups open Solve lovely-looking puzzles as a pen-and-paper samurai in Inked Code Vein - Gameplay Trailer How Tala turns nature photography into a tiny world Accidentally save the world in 'classical' adventure game Unforeseen Incidents Shenmue I & II announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC Sega Ages Coming To Nintendo Switch Obsidian have been hiding DLC codes in Pillars of Eternity 2 screenshots for months If you want the items it looks like people are posting the codes here. Overkill's The Walking Dead shows off its second survivor Dev - System Shock - Chris M. - 04.12.2018 Record of Lodoss War 2D side-scrolling action game announced for PC Mr Tic Toc & the Endless City is a gorgeous adventure about a time-travelling suitcase Underworld Ascendant: Crafting An Immersive Sim I Developer Diary 2 PEGI Underworld Ascendant finally gets a gameplay trailer showcasing the Stygian Abyss Terraria: Otherworld cancelled after three years in development Ys VIII's PC port is locked at 4K Sea of Thieves will get six “major” content updates this year Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is getting a big overhaul Monster Hunter: World is getting a raid-style quest mode and a new Elder Dragon Dwarf Fortress dwarves to be given memories, dev shows no remorse Some of GTA IV's Music Licenses Expire Later This Month, and Songs Will Be Removed The Eugen Systems strike is over, but the battle rages on Sources: The PlayStation 5 Is Still A Ways Off I suppose that's what happens when a site lays off most of their writing talent and editors, and embraces a Youtube style of reporting and videos. Sega Genesis Mini (aka Mega Drive Mini) announced SteamSpy shutting down after Steam privacy update Game Developers Mourn (And Celebrate) The End Of Steam Spy Epic dev says Cliff Bleszinski’s accusations of talent poaching are “a bit presumptuous” ‘Guild Wars 2’ Caught Using Spyware to Catch Cheaters Two Million Copies of Shovel Knight Sold!! A Way Out has already sold more than a million copies Former Tomb Raider boss joins Xbox leadership team King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell’s high scores wiped out by Twin Galaxies ‘King of Kong’s’ Steve Wiebe Speaks Out After High Score Controversy (EXCLUSIVE) Billy Mitchell Releases Statement On His Disqualified Records Elite women gamers team up to destroy online bullies and abusers in CS:GO 'Bully Hunters' Organization Claims To Hunt Down Harassers In Games, Stirs Controversy Revealed: The GamesIndustry.biz 100 Future Talent (UK) In South Korea There's a Witch-Hunt Against Female Game Developers who Align Themselves With Feminism A mod for the original Ghost Recon is finally done, 15 years later Modders are recreating the original Halo experience on PC Esports News The Weekend In Esports: Halo, Is It Me You're Looking For? The Overwatch League's Dallas Fuel Keep Firing And Suspending People Tekken 7 Competitor Gets So Mad He Has To Spike Someone Else's Controller Dota Pro Has A Very Racist Reason For Hating His Own Name How Two Underage Girls Say An Overwatch Pro Took Advantage Of Them Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Empires of EVE: Volume II Iron Harvest most successful video game Kickstarter in nearly a year Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) How The Makers Of Mafia III Lost Their Way The Grande Dame of Videogames Is Closing Her Tiny Tokyo Mecca Children of Men The bizarre tale of how Tom Clancy sold his name to videogames Game Art Thread Path In Games Game developers share their insights on working with ADHD Tricky Translations #1: Maou & Daimaou Yoko Taro: We don't need to think globally to sell globally Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially How The Chinese Room rebuilt Dear Esther for a live tour 'God of War' Triumphs Because It Confronts Its Own Bloody Legacy The Game of Everything Part 3: Civilization and the Narrative of Progress, The Game of Everything Part 4: Civilization and Geography, and The Game of Everything Part 5: Civilization and War I shared the first two parts of this back in March and forgot to check back the last two weeks where he has continued writing about the history of the Civilization series. The ‘A Way Out’ Ending Embodies the Best and Worst of Video Game Storytelling Celeste Taught Fans And Its Own Creator To Take Better Care Of Themselves When Sam Fisher realises he's the last stealth video game hero EA*KIDS: EA's Brief Foray into Video Game Edutainment - PushingUpRoses Donkey Kong Country 2 and Progression | PostMesmeric Matt's Bomb-Ass Rampage Retrospective! Why Super Mario Odyssey is 2017's Best RPG / GAMESD Metro 2033 Redux - Immersion Done Right (Mostly) The Anxiety of Celeste and its Music | Game Score Fanfare Iconic Opening Intervals in Game Music A Brief History of FMV Games (Zoë Quinn) - Noclip Sessions James Schmalz on the History of Digital Extremes - Extended Interviews The Weird Origin of Splatoon (and Producer Hisashi Nogami) The Grinder by High Voltage Software - Unseen64 Classic Game Postmortem: Sonic the Hedgehog Meet the pilots who just had an EVE Online-themed wedding in Iceland Things I Missed From Previous Weeks We Spent 54 Hours On A Train Full Of Video Game Programmers (HBO) Dwarf Fortress: What Happens When It Becomes A Game? The Zach and Tarn Adams Interviews How Valve Gets You to Look at the Ceiling - Breakdown
  8. BAFTA Games Awards, Jason Schreier covers the development of Mafia 3 and the current state of Hanger 13, 3D character artist at Insomniac Games talks about how game art is made when working on something like Spiderman, Patrick Klepek on how God of War confronts its legacy, Game Developer's Mourn (And Celebrate) The End Of Steam Spy, the specter of dad games and symbology they are fixated on, Game Score Fanfare on The Anxiety of Celeste and its Music, Ben Lindbergh on how A Way Out embodies the best and worse of game storytelling, The Grande Dame of Videogames Is Closing Her Tiny Tokyo Mecca, PostMesmeric on Donkey Kong Country 2 and Progression, Legends of Localization looks at tricky translations, Sam Fisher's farewell to Snake, GamesIndustry.biz profiles rising stars in the UK game industry, 54 Hours On A Train Full Of Video Game Programmers, developers talk about their paths into and through games, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) BAFTA Games Awards 2018 Here's all the winners from the #BAFTAGames awards EGX Rezzed 2018: The best games from this year's show Battletech story trailer talks oppressive regimes, mercenary companies and civil war BattleTech - Q&A with Harebrained Schemes MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Destruction Teaser Trailer Beautiful Ghibli-inspired adventure game Forgotton Anne out next month Only one player gets guns in the Dead by Daylight dev's new asymmetrical shooter Procedurally generating enemies, places, and loot in State of Decay 2 Anthem leader promises more focus on storylines How Combat Works In Spider-Man How Detroit: Become Human Manages Three Very Different Characters - IGN First Step Inside The Forest Of Liars 'First draft' of Wasteland 3 will be complete next month, still on track for 2019 release Playing Not Tonight, a post-Brexit thriller Terraforming Mars digital is a quick-playing alternative to tabletop Mansions of Madness is getting a proper videogame adaptation Dauntless will bring behemoth hunting into open beta next month New trailer for This Is the Police 2 shows off turn-based tactics PC version of Agony will have optional patch to remove console 'censorship' Co-op horror game The Blackout Club is one of the most exciting releases of 2019 “First job survival horror” game Yuppie Psycho coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch My Hero One's Justice - Announcement Trailer Pathologic 2 shows off new combat mechanics and smarter AI Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War killed off all the diplomats Octopath Traveler Introduces H’aanit And Therion, Details Its Own Take On Law And Chaos MapleStory 2 making its way worldwide, closed beta sign-ups open Solve lovely-looking puzzles as a pen-and-paper samurai in Inked Code Vein - Gameplay Trailer How Tala turns nature photography into a tiny world Accidentally save the world in 'classical' adventure game Unforeseen Incidents Shenmue I & II announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC Sega Ages Coming To Nintendo Switch Obsidian have been hiding DLC codes in Pillars of Eternity 2 screenshots for months If you want the items it looks like people are posting the codes here. Overkill's The Walking Dead shows off its second survivor Dev - System Shock - Chris M. - 04.12.2018 Record of Lodoss War 2D side-scrolling action game announced for PC Mr Tic Toc & the Endless City is a gorgeous adventure about a time-travelling suitcase Underworld Ascendant: Crafting An Immersive Sim I Developer Diary 2 PEGI Underworld Ascendant finally gets a gameplay trailer showcasing the Stygian Abyss Terraria: Otherworld cancelled after three years in development Ys VIII's PC port is locked at 4K Sea of Thieves will get six “major” content updates this year Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is getting a big overhaul Monster Hunter: World is getting a raid-style quest mode and a new Elder Dragon Dwarf Fortress dwarves to be given memories, dev shows no remorse Some of GTA IV's Music Licenses Expire Later This Month, and Songs Will Be Removed The Eugen Systems strike is over, but the battle rages on Sources: The PlayStation 5 Is Still A Ways Off I suppose that's what happens when a site lays off most of their writing talent and editors, and embraces a Youtube style of reporting and videos. Sega Genesis Mini (aka Mega Drive Mini) announced SteamSpy shutting down after Steam privacy update Game Developers Mourn (And Celebrate) The End Of Steam Spy Epic dev says Cliff Bleszinski’s accusations of talent poaching are “a bit presumptuous” ‘Guild Wars 2’ Caught Using Spyware to Catch Cheaters Two Million Copies of Shovel Knight Sold!! A Way Out has already sold more than a million copies Former Tomb Raider boss joins Xbox leadership team King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell’s high scores wiped out by Twin Galaxies ‘King of Kong’s’ Steve Wiebe Speaks Out After High Score Controversy (EXCLUSIVE) Billy Mitchell Releases Statement On His Disqualified Records Elite women gamers team up to destroy online bullies and abusers in CS:GO 'Bully Hunters' Organization Claims To Hunt Down Harassers In Games, Stirs Controversy Revealed: The GamesIndustry.biz 100 Future Talent (UK) In South Korea There's a Witch-Hunt Against Female Game Developers who Align Themselves With Feminism A mod for the original Ghost Recon is finally done, 15 years later Modders are recreating the original Halo experience on PC Esports News The Weekend In Esports: Halo, Is It Me You're Looking For? The Overwatch League's Dallas Fuel Keep Firing And Suspending People Tekken 7 Competitor Gets So Mad He Has To Spike Someone Else's Controller Dota Pro Has A Very Racist Reason For Hating His Own Name How Two Underage Girls Say An Overwatch Pro Took Advantage Of Them Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Empires of EVE: Volume II Iron Harvest most successful video game Kickstarter in nearly a year Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) How The Makers Of Mafia III Lost Their Way Children of Men The Grande Dame of Videogames Is Closing Her Tiny Tokyo Mecca The bizarre tale of how Tom Clancy sold his name to videogames Game Art Thread Path In Games Game developers share their insights on working with ADHD Tricky Translations #1: Maou & Daimaou Yoko Taro: We don't need to think globally to sell globally Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially How The Chinese Room rebuilt Dear Esther for a live tour 'God of War' Triumphs Because It Confronts Its Own Bloody Legacy The Game of Everything Part 3: Civilization and the Narrative of Progress, The Game of Everything Part 4: Civilization and Geography, and The Game of Everything Part 5: Civilization and War I shared the first two parts of this back in March and forgot to check back the last two weeks where he has continued writing about the history of the Civilization series. The ‘A Way Out’ Ending Embodies the Best and Worst of Video Game Storytelling Celeste Taught Fans And Its Own Creator To Take Better Care Of Themselves When Sam Fisher realises he's the last stealth video game hero EA*KIDS: EA's Brief Foray into Video Game Edutainment - PushingUpRoses Donkey Kong Country 2 and Progression | PostMesmeric Matt's Bomb-Ass Rampage Retrospective! Why Super Mario Odyssey is 2017's Best RPG / GAMESD Metro 2033 Redux - Immersion Done Right (Mostly) The Anxiety of Celeste and its Music | Game Score Fanfare Iconic Opening Intervals in Game Music A Brief History of FMV Games (Zoë Quinn) - Noclip Sessions James Schmalz on the History of Digital Extremes - Extended Interviews The Weird Origin of Splatoon (and Producer Hisashi Nogami) The Grinder by High Voltage Software - Unseen64 Classic Game Postmortem: Sonic the Hedgehog Meet the pilots who just had an EVE Online-themed wedding in Iceland Things I Missed From Previous Weeks We Spent 54 Hours On A Train Full Of Video Game Programmers (HBO) Dwarf Fortress: What Happens When It Becomes A Game? The Zach and Tarn Adams Interviews How Valve Gets You to Look at the Ceiling - Breakdown
  9. That is a kind of video I don''t want posted here. This has no new information about the document or JewWario other than things that aren't anyone's business or things that weren't the place of the Youtubers to make videos about. I don't want videos posted talking about what his wife thinks about things or what she knew that's no ones business and no one has reason to be talking about that here and any popular YTer making videos with her in it likely just increases any harassment she will face, videos showing people and saying they were probably abused by him if that's something that really happened that is up to them if they want to talk about it or have any kind of public eye on them, people trying to make jokes out of things, a clip from some asshole giving a 30 minute story time video of the details of JewWario assaulting one of his victims (which because I knew about that event years ago from a blog post being talked about I know that the victim of that ended up taking that post down for her own reasons and the people that know her seemed to be pretty upset that he made a graphic story video for his fans about it). For something that basically covers the same topic without all the bullshit, with how producers found out, what some plan to do with content that has him in it, and done in about 19 minutes.
  10. Obviously this is mostly true, there's no shortage of people defending dead war criminals, child molesters, etc with years of obvious factual accounts of those kind of activities (especially if they were famous musicians, politicians, actors, artists, etc), but even having looking into rumors at the time I really couldn't find anything saying something like this about him. When you add in all the personal accounts of people talking about how he helped them and the very large number of people with no understanding of mental health complaining about people committing suicide that would have really overshadowed any kind of real complaints about his past actions, a lot of people were doing things like changing a profile picture more for suicide or mental health awareness rather than for some kind of toxic fandom attitude. He was never really a guy you could just look up online to see a large amount of terrible things he's said or done like if it was someone talking about what nice great wonderful people someone like PewDiePie, JonTron, TB, or Boogie are, where a quick google search can show that's obviously not true and maybe you shouldn't have any kind of large amount of respect for or desire to defend them.
  11. Didn't expect that but I did remember hearing about him being "overly friendly" at a convention once a long time ago, he's also not the only one that did things like that (ignoring Ellis, who Shaun talks about and the rumors of his sexual harassment was around since he left in 2010). It looks like Jacob Chapman has been saying the same about his time there. They had a few really awful people on CA and even BlisteredThumbs so hearing that more would be abusive like that isn't surprising. Now that above Reddit thread seems to have the victim involved and posting in it (making CA look even worse now that people were able to figure this out from their dropped chat logs) but if people start posting videos of some assholes Youtubers (which seems to include some of the more awful former CA producers) or of the abusive Twitter users (which seems to include a lot of the anime avatar gamergaters and one of their fucked up "moms" resuming/continuing their harassment of Dan Olsen that Lindsey mentioned in the document of complaints against CAs management) who are trying to out victims of abuse who specifically did not want that information revealed or that are trying to spread lies about people and how they were covering things up because they were asked by the victims not to talk about it, it's going to be deleted and you will probably be suspended at the very least.
  12. Completed: Alligator Hunt Platform: Arcade Gameplay similar to Blood Bros/Wild Guns/etc. Start as some skateboarding dork that can shoot, roll to dodge, and fire missiles. Good music. Some nice stage effects. Good enemy design. Hitting certain enemies causes them to get juggled where they will drop additional missiles. After the first stage you are in a ship but the controls are the same. Hilarious poorly translated dialogue and voice acting. Completed: Akai Katana Platform: Arcade Horizontal bullet hell shoot em up from Cave. Never was a big fan of this kind of game in the genre as it can get hard to focus on anything but looking at your hitbox as you try to maneuver through tons of bullets, explosions, and points floating around. Completed: Knights of Valour Plus Platform: Arcade Beat em up with a similar style to the Dungeons and Dragons arcade games. Has 10 characters with different weapons, special attacks, attack and defense values, and speed. You can find items that allow ranged or magic attack on stages or in hidden areas, most of these aren't that interesting and some are character locked. Special attacks, a meter to fill that gives you a powerful attack, dash attack, area attack, jump attacks, block and counter (unfortunately same button as inventory). Completed: Knights of Valour 2 Plus Platform: Arcade Improves on the first game with 14 characters, better items, more specials, different types of armor to find, and more varied alternate paths. Completed: Blazing Star Platform: Arcade Horizontal shoot em up with six ships. Each ship has a different shot type. Fire by pressing the shoot button, holding it down charges a more powerful shot that continues to shoot in front of you until the meter runs out, pushing the other button while firing the charge shots fires a spread of shots. Powerups can make your weapon stronger and increase size of charge meter. Not the most interesting gameplay or enemies but nice backgrounds with enemies showing up in it before moving to attack you.
  13. Welcome to the AJSA
  14. I've known about their poor management and some of the things they have done for some time, following or talking to their old producers, Blistered Thumbs staff that had left or been dropped over the years, and people connected with their old producers, tends to do that. I stopped watching NC years ago since...well...he's not very smart or interesting, and just stopped using the site at all once Linkara, Spoony, Phelous, Brad, Lindsey, Kyle, Lupa, and Leon all got Youtube accounts, their own sites, and Patreons years ago. It's a shame their more recent hires are so childish and trying to defend them in the worst way possible. Coworker loyalty over any semblance of common sense has always been weird to me. Although, based on Malcom's tweets he might just be a terrible person normally, as I know the kind of people that talk like that and they always are. I did save CA's more recent response to use as a reading comprehension test for any moderators I promote in the future.
  15. Not sure, but Joe is in this forum every now and then so you might want to ask there.