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Waypoint |OT| video games...are good

Oct 25, 2017
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Nah. They did a pivot to podcasts. Also, Vice did a reorg recently. I wouldn’t be surprised if we started seeing Waypoint and, say, Motherboard moving closer together / crossing over.
Motherboard have been doing a lot of general video games coverage lately so that wouldn't be surprising. Not a lot of long form stuff like Waypoint, but like news reporting. They do have a longer opinion piece right now on Stavia and game preservation/modding.

only if patrick hosts
patchrick
 
Oct 29, 2017
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“The_Callum_Defender has logged on”

I was a bit bummed by the recent waypoints focusing extensively on Callum (who is fine with me, maybe a bit of a savior thing but I still trust them to do right by him). I enjoyed S2 of the Dragon Prince (who is a dragon) and just wish it had been about twice as long. Maybe I’m reading into it but it did seem like Rob had some more points to make but ended up getting talked over a fair bit.
 

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Hot take: the posture system is just stamina and it's not that wild of a departure from "soulslike" design

In Smash, just because your percent goes up and not down doesn't mean it's not health
 

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One encourages offence, the other encourages defence.

So not really.
I know the argument is that their posture goes back to normal, but theoretically if you did just do chip damage, the lower they get the easier it is to build posture so it all... shakes out
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Eh depends on the enemy. Some of them recover posture quickly at full health and consistently parry your straight-forward attacks. So you gotta dodge -> attack to weaken them, then parry them to break their posture.

Patrick’s article about the Spear mini-boss today was kind of funny. I just beat that guy last night. The stomp-counter has a super-forgiving window. It’s whack that you need to unlock / upgrade it though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I know the argument is that their posture goes back to normal, but theoretically if you did just do chip damage, the lower they get the easier it is to build posture so it all... shakes out
Thing is there is no reason to not be relentless. The more aggressive you are the more openings they give, and your defensive options are not limited by your aggression.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I fell off during episode 4 so I’m suddenly doing catchup for the spoilercast

not sure if I’ll save philosophy podcast for after but I wanna listen to some of the regular radio episodes I skipped due to not wanting spoilers, at least, before I listen
 
Oct 26, 2017
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What's the "philosophy podcast"? deepFlaw
This one

Kunzelmann and his friends talk about how KH relates to classic, enlightenment and some modern philosophy.


Kingdom Hearts fans, I'm happy y'all are getting yours, but I am more than ready for them to move on to something new. I hope that KH3 pod is the last one.
I've enjoyed their coverage but i agree. It's time for something else.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Kingdom Hearts fans, I'm happy y'all are getting yours, but I am more than ready for them to move on to something new. I hope that KH3 pod is the last one.
It's not the last one if I understood correctly. Don't blame the crew blame Nomura for making so much material ;). What's left is their pax panel which is KH trivia battle or something and a listener sendin episode.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I was here for the KH coverage but I agree, I'd prefer to move on by now. Especially since nobody seemed to play KH3? I guess Natalie did but I don't know if Patrick finished it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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something that was easy to miss in the secret movie
the piano at this part is very similar to the main theme from Versus/FFXV

does it mean anything? maybe not but it’s weird!
The movie is named Yozora, and Verum Rex is clearly based on Versus 13/15.

so at worst Riku’s probably in that world, if not actually going to one of them
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The movie is named Yozora, and Verum Rex is clearly based on Versus 13/15.

so at worst Riku’s probably in that world, if not actually going to one of them
I think it’s worth noting cuz the verum rex trailer’s music doesn’t sound like anything from versus

I don’t know if it’s an intentional callback but, if it is, pretty much anything this is leading to will probably be amazing
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Also Austin’s Sekiro take is boring.

It’s really not that different from Souls games.
This feels like a much more boring take because for it to be true you would have to adopt a reductionist perspective of both games.
Such reductionist perspectives generally delivers really bad takes ala Horizon is just a bad version of Zelda Breath of the Wild.
By not acknowledging the differences of both and instead only squaring off any similarities I think you're also generally more likely to misidentify a given design intention of any given game. Such as basically devaluing Horizon's goal of placing more weight on delivering a narrative instead in that example you only measure it's worth by it's ability to deliver freedom of exploration to the player compared to botw.

Basically not sure how you would get more different or even interesting takes if you just operate under a perspective that seeks more to square off similarities than recognize differences between two given things. *shrug*

Of course I would disagree. Sekiro has been a very different experience for me than any of the Souls games. The same way that Hollow Knight or Nioh were different experiences to them despite adopting similar systems as frameworks.
Also playing Sekiro did nothing to sate my want for a Fromsoft Souls experience. I still want Bloodborne 2 pretty badly. While I enjoyed Sekiro the most out of anything this year so far I wouldn't be that wild personally about a sekiro 2.
 
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