I'm sure many of you have heard all the complaints already, but I needed a space to vent.
I was an OG fan of Pokemon dating all the way back to Red/Blue. I've played every mainline game though each generation leading up to Sword/Shield. I love this series; it literally defined my childhood. That makes it all the more disappointing for me when I say Sword/Shield are hands down the worst Pokemon games I've ever played. Here are my main gripes...
- The main campaign was yet another hand-holdy and forgettable story that we've already seen multiple times
- Many Pokemon were cut, then sold later as DLC (or cut altogether)
- Bare-bones routes that are extremely linear with no sense of exploration at all outside of the Wild Area
- Mandatory EXP share which lead to easy over leveling and 0 challenge
- Non-existent postgame content
- Dynamax is an awful gimmick that will just be scrapped and replaced with the next gen gimmick like Megas and Z-Moves were
- Uninspiring graphics that look more like an up-scaled 3DS game than a console game
Not everything was terrible though. Some of the new Pokemon designs are fantastic, the soundtrack is great, there are some great QoL improvements, and the Wild Area feels like a step in the right direction. It's a shame the rest of the game feels so soulless. It felt as if Game Freak just decided to check a bunch of boxes and call it a day instead of putting genuine effort and passion into it.
Incredibly disappointed to see how far one of my favorite franchises has fallen...
EDIT: Friendly reminder that these are my opinions. I'm well aware that there are people who enjoyed these games. Don't let another person's opinion ruin your enjoyment.
EDIT 2: Thank you for the gold random stranger I definitely never expected this to blow up like it did. A lot us may have been disappointed with Sword and Shield but there's always hope the next games will be better.
EDIT 3: WOW 3 more gold awards seriously thank all of you for the awards but I don't deserve it. Go spend your money on some new awesome games :)
I’m completely new to game development and programming, just been very intrigued on how games and game engines work, and the code that goes into the games, and now i’m willing to learn as a hobby. I’m just really unsure as to where i should start. Should i just try to take Unreal one tutorial at a time, or get Unity, and use my knowledge from that to return to Unreal at a later time? (Sorry if i fail to elaborate something, if there’s anything you need to know, i’ll reply to you.)
Unless my count is wrong, Reichard finishes the season 14 for 14 on FGs and 84 for 84 on PATs.
It's almost unreal that we actually found even an average kicker for the first time in basically 5 years.
Crimson Tide Legend Will Reichard, folks.
Maybe Roundhouse is doing Prey 2?
I figured I'd do another little giveaway to end the year with some positivity and fun. All were gotten through bundles/sales. Not huge titles but quite a few of these I've enjoyed and had fun with(especially Unreal.)
Games should be region free worldwide.
To enter the giveaway, please tell me your favorite game/movie/show that you played/watched in 2020 and why you would/wouldn't recommend it . The game/movie/show doesn't have to be released this year specifically, just as long as you played or watched it sometime in '20. Make sure you put down which game you're entering for.
I will try to pick winners by Jan. 1
Happy (early) New Year everyone. Hope '21 treats us better.
Thanks everyone for taking part in this little giveaway, did not expect to get this many submissions. Made it hard to pick winners for some of these games. Also, thanks for the awards/badges thingies that show up next to my profile name. Do I have to redeem them or can I show them off like Steam Badges? Not sure how they work, but I appreciate it.
Anyway, here are the winners
Unreal Collection- Bos136
Postal Redux & 2-Lightmush
Rise of Insanity-ringisdope
Overlord Ultimate Collection-MEGA_K4SP4R
Tri: Of Friendship and Madness-baneves7
theyre both fine, throw a dart & see if u like it, if not switch & see if u like that one better.
it literally doesn't matter just go do the thing instead of going to a forum to see if you should do the thing. The engine u pick will never make nearly as much difference as u having the drive to just go do stuff & find out will
I lost my teaching job two years ago thanks to the budget cuts in Education. Two years of poverty, struggling to make ends meet, rejection after rejection, then corona happened and I lost all hope of finding another teaching position.
And then, like a miracle, I got offered my dreamjob last week... I'm so happy and relieved I want to cry! I don't have to follow a rigid curriculum but have a lot of freedom to customise my classes and teach creatively, it's individual mentoring of master students instead of teaching a whole group at once, a lot of paid vacation time... it's perfect for my ADHD brain.
I can't believe this happened... Next month I will be able to go to the supermarket and buy food without having to count every cent twice, like woah look at me buying asparagus! Bey bey beans and rice!
I just needed to share it with someone to make it seem real, but it's the middle of the night here and everyone's asleep...