Looking at the Duo reminded me of the handful of games on the Nintendo DS that had you hold the system sideways. I’m not saying that an Android port of Hotel Dusk designed with the Duo’s architecture in mind would 100% sell me on the new phone, but it would definitely make me consider it.
The most casual viewer, I’ll grant you. But there are absolutely people in the gap between “doesn’t really care about continuity” and “keeps up with the news regarding character rights and different cinematic universes”.
I’m fine with calling them mobile games, if nothing else to redeem the term. The fact that controller & TV support is there definitely blurs the line a bit, but as long as these games are being made with mobile devices in mind I think the term is appropriate. At the very least I’d say you would need to analyze them on… Read more
For the casual viewer? Absolutely. I think that those of us who follow reports like this will keep it straight well enough- it’s just like a non-canon miniseries, separate from the main continuity but featuring the same characters. But even if Holland’s Spidey is little more than a cameo in the Sonyverse movies, I just… Read more
I don’t have a problem with franchises spanning multiple console generations. But we aren’t talking about a franchise here. We’re talking about Final Fantasy VII, which is just one game. The fact that the remake is split up into parts at all should already have everyone skeptical. But since it’s split up into parts,… Read more
There’s no way this gets finished in a single console generation, right? Anyone wanting to play the entirety of FFVII Remake on a single console will surely either have to hope the PS5 has backwards compatibility or purchase the first part(s) again when the inevitable compilation version comes out.
I don’t think the Photography sidequest is in this version, despite the color dungeon persisting. Honestly, it makes sense- that sidequest was just as much about making you feel better about having bought a Game Boy Printer as much as anything. Plus it made 100% completion annoying, since as you said you had to steal… Read more
I felt like the opening to 4 undermined the ending of 3- unlike the other toys, Andy was very hesitant to give away Woody due to sentimental value; and it took him seeing how much Bonnie loved Woody to accept letting him go. He even tells her how special Woody is specifically, and she seems to have a closer bond to… Read more
The game definitely tries to have it both ways, putting Byleth in charge of the students (to justify the player’s ability to command and reclass them) but also immediately pointing out how Byleth is closer in age to the students than the other teachers. It wants the player to see them as peers in social contexts and… Read more
Yeah, it’s not like the rat wandered by at just the right time. We time skip to the rat freeing Scott because that’s the catalyst for the plan to undo the snap, but it’s not like the plan would have failed had it happened at any other moment. Obviously there was a time limit- the longer you take to undo the snap the… Read more
In Japan, it’s almost universally O = confirm and X = cancel. It was decided that the other way around made more sense in the west, and since then most games have swapped the two for localization.
I mean, I guess it would be fine. I was thinking of game balance issues, and typically the justification in games for magic users not wearing armor is that spells require specific gestures that armor restricts. For some reason this game decided that only magic classes can use magic, even if a unit was previously a… Read more
I feel if Fire Emblem wants to do away with the strict class system and have every class be open to each character like Three Houses does, it needs to either ditch the classes entirely or add a Final Fantasy V/Tactics mastery system where mastered traits from one class can be equipped regardless of class. I realize… Read more
It went really well! No hiccups or awkward moments. Ceremony was short and sweet, reception was good, our venue really came through for us in terms of making everything go smoothly.