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Super Robot Wars V and Kichikuou Rance. SRWV is pretty good. I didn’t get it when it came out but picked it up on sale in December. I’d recommend it if you are a fan of the series present. If you aren’t a fan of the series included in the game, then naturally I wouldn’t recommend it. Also, the SRW games seem to be getting easier and easier. There doesn’t seem to be much reason to put a lot of thought into strengthening your characters, or the strategy elements of the game. If you enjoy a challenge then you might be disappointed. There are some fun cross overs though. I’d really like to see them push the series forward, everything always feels so recycled. I almost feel like the older games had more freedom. I was interested in SRWX but after seeing the protagonist designs I think I will pass. Kichikuou Rance is a free game which I decided to play as I wait for Rance X. I think it has a translation. If you like the Rance series then I think it is worth a checkout because it contains lots of ideas and stuff that were used in later games, after going through much change. For example Kouhime in this game is Nobunaga’s, daughter instead of sister, and it seems he was always a Majin, which makes Kouhime half human. I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t like ero, or protagonists who are terrible people and do terrible things. Also the game is old as all fuck, and I don’t think it has aged well. It seems to work on Windows 10 for me, but there is no BGM present. I wouldn’t be playing it if it wasn’t freeware.
I’ve tried out a decent amount of GeForce Now. It’s great for games like Civilization, Cities, and Total War. I was impressed how you could max out every setting and the games ran just fine, but with action games the input lag was very noticable, even on a ‘gigabit’ connection. I’m sticking with dedicated hardware for at least another gen.
Celeste and ori and the blind forest for me. Tempted to add in Mario odessy and gravity rush 2.
As someone who came from an old tapedeck c64 playing mission impossible and super loader/boulderman (I think that’s what is was called) and upgraded to an amiga it was a computer ahead of its time and home to some of the closest arcade ports you could get at the time…I’m actually looking forward to this
Two other reasons…
a. Interactive Fiction has quite a few different terms and styles which confuses people, as well as ones like Choose Your Own Adventure which just about everyone uses to describe narrative focused IF but gets muddied because ChooseCo refuses to recognise that it’s a generally used term rather than simply describing the book series they barely update anymore.
b. A number of people don’t have the patience for strong narrative driven content in games anymore and seem to prefer umpteen versions of Battle Royale and endless micro transactions that don’t tax their little brains too much (but do their wallets).
I disagree with you almost entirely. For a good portion of consumers I honestly believe that Stadia and Xcloud are going to be good alternatives to physical boxes. I use to be on your side of the fence than I tried “Shadow”, while not an apples to apples comparison its close enough. I am able to stream and play games like gears 5, sunset overdrive, metro exodus just to name a few without an issues. All games maxed out and running without a hitch.
I was shocked, for real. So I understand you being a skeptic in some aspects but I think game streaming is closer then you know.
It’s a natural presumption after all there is no associated cost when it comes to traditional hardware let alone physical copies of games.
Most of the hardware costs is effectively the controller and Chromecast dongles. Ergo the thinking would be cheaper.
To be honest, without massive data compression being available Stadia will be impractical for many people if the earlier indications of 20 gigs per hour is true.
The Stadia’s future looks exciting. I’m looking forward to it.