Just with a quick glance, I can already see some space between Sonic and Greninja. There's a little room above Simon, though anyone there might be partially blocked by his whip. And then lastly i can see some space in between Villager and Pokemon Trainer.
So this thing apparently debuted this morning, and it kinda sucks. It's basically Mega Man in name only. The 90s cartoon, despite all it's flaws, was still way more accurate to the games then this crap. Basically, some kid who isn't named Rock transforms into a blue super hero who calls himself Mega Man. Dr. Light doesn't know that he's Mega Man. He has a human sister who isn't Roll. There's some annoying little robot dude who lives in his head and gives him advice and shit. There's no Dr. Wily. The enemy Robot wasn't reprogrammed for evil, and instead chose to hurt humans cuz he was tired of being bossed around, which feels more like the motivation of a Mega Man X boss as opposed to the original series. There was a forced educational message about being angry. The CG animation looked like crap. There were a few times when they did some pixelated graphics, but they didn't look anywhere close to the actual games' NES or SNES sprites. Overall, the whole thing just feels very cheap and like it was designed by committee based on what the kids these days are into.
Well, It took awhile, but i finally finished Dragon Quest 7. This was by far the longest one yet, with my final save file reading 254 hours and 50 minutes. And that time includes the main game, post-game content, all DLC, and countless hours grinding out job levels. I really hope the next game isn't gonna have such a grind-heavy job system, cuz that got really brutal at times.
Anyway, now that that's finally done, and before i move on to DQ8, I got a bunch of other games i've started and really should finish, like Pirate Warriors 3 or Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion (I beelined to the end to unlock the playable Octoling and skipped over a ton of the levels). I am gonna be leaving on Friday to go on vacation for a week, but I will be taking my Switch with me.
So, is this just some tie-in/sequel/side game to Pokemon Go? Cuz i stopped caring about that phone shit long ago. While i can see in the trailer that there are places to go and trainers to fight, i question just how much of a "story" this game will have. Right now i'm getting similar vibes to those two Colosseum games on the Gamecube, which were spin-off games with their own unique gameplay mechanics, but ultimately just ended up as mere shadows of the main games from that generation. If this new game is fleshed out enough, with a large region to explore and a deep enough story, then i might pick it up, but for now i feel like i need more info. For now, i think i'd rather just wait for the next main series game.
Speaking of One Piece, the latest manga chapter dropped today, and holy shit was it amazing. I literally read it three times to absorb every last detail.
Luffy's bounty shot up to 1.5 billion, Sanji got a new bounty which surpasses Zoro's, Sanji got a power ranger suit, Nami got a sentient cloud that lives inside her Clima-takt, Koby appeared for the first time since the time skip and is now a full-blown captain. Oh, and then there's the fact that Luffy was officially crowned the FIFTH Emperor!!
For the record, it was established following Iwata's passing that that grumpy looking guy was only a temporary replacement until they found someone to permanently fill the role, and based on this new guy's resume, i think he'll do a good job.
Alright, so following up on my previous post, i got Mega Man Legends in the mail today. I'm only like a half hour in, but already i gotta say that these have got to be the WORST 3D controls i've ever experienced in my life. This is gonna be a real chore to get through this game. I just know it.
Back when Capcom first announced Mega Man 11, they also teased that the Mega Man X games were all gonna be rereleased later this year. Now we finally have some info on how they are gonna be released, along with a date. It seems that they are going with the same route they did with the original MM Legacy Collections, with two separate collections. Also, similar to how they are doing the original MMLCs on switch, the first one will be on a game card, while the second one will need to be downloaded with a bundled code. And once again, people are whining about it, and once again, i don't care, since i'll be getting both digitally, anyway.
Got paid today, and was finally able to buy Detectvie Pikachu. I checked several wwebsites, but everyone pretty much had the same price. However, when i checked Gamestop's site, i saw an ad on their front page saying they were having a "Retro Flash Sale". Out of curiosity, i checked it out. There was a list of about a hundred different games ranging from NES to Gamecube era. As I skimmed through it, i noticed Mega Man Legends on PS1 for $10. After mulling it over for a bit, i decided to go for it. I'm not sure if it's disc only or has the original case, since the thumbnail picture showed the case cover, but the thumbnails for other games from the same era were just pictures of the discs. Either way, at least now i can finally see why fans are so obsessed with the Legends series. Now if i can just find the sequel.
EDIT: I played the Detective Pikachu demo last night. First of all, it was really short. It didn't even go to the end of the first case, which was ridiculously easy. Hopefully the rest of the game will have more challenging mysteries. But the game's biggest strength, however, is it's writing. I kinda already got a sense of this from the preview trailers, but the main Pikachu character is great and a real fun character. His gruff, hard boiled demeanor is such a contrast to his cute Pikachu body, that it's just hilarious. As for the rest of the world, it did not feel at all like the world of the main games or the anime. It actually felt like an actual real city, but with pokemon in place of real animals. Like for example, i was in the public park, and there were a bunch of different bird pokemon hanging around, and unlike the anime, here they were all the actual size of the real birds that they were based off of and acted similarly, too. For example, there was a guy sitting on a bench throwing bread crumbs to a bunch of tiny pidove, who looked and acted just like real pigeons would at a park. I think the size factor was a big contributor to things, as they were the actual size of their real-world counterparts, unlike the anime. It just made this world feal a lot more realistic.
I watched it back in the day, and also read the manga. Personally, i prefer the manga better, particularly during the later parts when the anime enters Filler Hell. The early anime stuff is fine, but eventually it gets to the point where they're practically just doing like 3-4 canon episodes at a time separated by like 10 filler episodes. And it's not even integrated well, either. They'll be in the middle of a heated battle, and then suddenly the next episode is just some random unrelated event in a different location/time but with the same characters. It was getting just unbearable to the point where i stopped watching new episodes every week, and would just check back every couple of months to binge the few non-filler episodes that had released since.
Oh, and i really do not give two shits about the spin-off series with Bort. I started reading the manga version, but stopped after a few chapters cuz i just got bored, and just straight-up haven't seen the anime version. To me, it just feels like a lame cash grab after the success of the original, like with how Yu-Gi-Oh kept going after the original series with GX and 5DS and whatever the fuck other ones there've been.