All the elden lord names starting with G, R, R or M :ninja:
Anything that wasn't incredibly irritating?
Would get so confused looking at a boss list: "didn't I already kill Godfrey?"
I have no idea how to search threads any more, but at some point in the distant past, there was a rumor that Sony had nixed a game dev doing a Last of Us remake because Naughty Dog was going to do its own and I declared it a laughably dumb and nonsensical rumor.
It was true.
Despite not being a huge fan of Suikoden, I was intrigued by a little trailer for Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising and have been $15 worth of entertained. I'm always a sucker for RPG Town Builders, and it's juuuuuuuuust involved enough to keep you moving (though there is a lot of trivial fetch-questing). The game feels like a charming remastered PSX game in a good way, so maybe Suikoden hopefuls have at least some reason to be optimistic for the soonish-to-follow full RPG.
I'd read that interview and it was probably the most comforting thing I could have found re: Return. Ron seems like he's mellowed a lot. Sounds like he just really wants to make a Monkey Island game and not Ron's Monkey Island Game, and I'm down for that.
Figuring out your camera strats on various enemies has always been a weird gameplay wrinkle on Souls games, especially on big guys and flying critters. Not saying it's a good thing, but always fun having to map out how not to have the camera screw you on some enemies.
Was usually a big problem for me with the recurring Ulcerated Tree Spirits.
FWIW, I think Tales is actually pretty great. It has the comedy/characters of Curse, but the puzzles are definitely a step down in terms of difficulty. Also, one or two of the chapters are pretty lame (which, in the grand scheme of MI games, isn't that unusual).
Grossman was not involved with Curse or Escape at all btw. He was involved in Tales, though he was not the lead writer on any of the chapters. He's an excellent writer and will improve the game dialogue a lot though.
is there a German word for the feeling when you have been very confidently wrong about the facts on something for, like, a decade?
Very mixed emotions on this. Love Monkey Island 1, 3, and 5. Dislike 2, which is the most Ron Gilbert of the bunch, and 4 (the one Robby referenced) is flat awful. Still very excited to see it back…but Ron Gilbert is in charge, and he's been very clear he completely rejects the games that came after the two he was involved with! But he's got Murray in the trailer and says 3 (the best one!) won't be going out of canon! So I don't know!
It does seem to be playing every card right (the fricking amazing full composing staff, Dave Grossman [who took point on 3-5], and Dominic Armato, who is the only Guybrush), but that Ron Gilbert bit gives me pause.