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.
Shit was so bad, that when we got a shipment of the stuff last friday, my boss had to lock it in the trunk of her car until the streetdate today cuz corporate was afraid of people stealing the shit and selling it on ebay.
So anyway, i got the chance to try it, and it really wasn't very impressive. It basically tasted exactly like this shit:
So all the retards that got pissed off cuz it sold out last year could've basically just have bought a whole bottle of the shit at the grocery store. People are stupid. Thank God there wasn't any issues so far today, but i'm dreading the moment we run out.
I'm gonna take a wild guess and assume the previous Legacy Collection threads are long gone.
One thing i've seen people complaining about is how only the first collection in on the physical game card, and you have to download the second collection, similar to what was just done with Bayonetta. However, if you're like me and are just gonna download both digitally, anyway, then it's really just a non-issue. It does look like the physical version comes bundled with some physical swag, but it just looks like a cleaning cloth, and while i can't speak for others, i really don't give a crap about something like that. Now if it came with another exclusive amiibo like LC1 on 3DS did, that'd be a different story.
So late last night, my pre-loaded copy of Dragon Quest Builders activated, and i was able to get about an hour-hour and a half in before going to bed. Unfortunately, nothing from the demo was able to be transferred over to the full version, meaning i had to recreate my character and start everything over from scratch. Even worse was that the game crashed at one point before i could reach the first save point, so i had to go through the tutorial twice. I'm not entirely sure what caused it, but after finishing up the basic tutorial, i had wondered off a little instead of going straight to the mission objective, which was when the crash occurred. On the second time through, once i finished up the tutorial and got outside, i pretty much just made a beeline for the mission objective and activated the first save point. Everything seemed fine after that, and things went smoothly. I completed a few of the early missions before turning it off and going to bed.
While it sucks that all my progress from the demo is lost, i do look forward to progressing beyond what the demo showed me and getting to do new shit and see new areas. I've heard that you'll eventually get to see some familiar faces from the first DQ game.