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Try to pick up games you aren't actively playing right now. Games you're currently playing can be allowed, but in the spirit of Backlaugust, let's try to make them games you aren't playing at the moment. Make it a game you haven't touched in a month or more if possible.

While I sort of get the intent from this, I don't really follow it. To me, any game is part of the backlog whether you've had it for 10 years or 10 minutes. Until you've actually played and beat it to your satisfaction then it is part of your backlog. Of course, I do get the idea of using the month to perhaps motivate a person to tackle some of those games that have been in the backlog longer but anything you haven't beat or completed in your backlog is valid. As well, I finally started playing Skyward Sword Wii last month after having had it for like 8 or 9 years and not getting around to it. That's what I'm going to keep playing into this month and focusing on beating and completing. Just because I started it a couple weeks ago, I'm not going to set it aside now for a month when it is still a valid entry as something I can complete in my backlog. I guess what I'm saying pokepal is that...

The point is moreso to avoid new releases as I see it.

General Gaming / Re: Backlaugust 2021: Round 2: Electric Boogaloo
« on: July 31, 2021, 08:14:37 PM »
Here's something a little extra I can do since I'm not running the same event on Negative World and with proper forum software this took literal seconds to set up.

Games Completed:

Look at what I can do on a proper Video Game Forum. Eat your heart out Zero!!!


General Gaming / Backlaugust 2021: Round 2: Electric Boogaloo
« on: July 31, 2021, 08:14:02 PM »
Backlaugust: The Official Negative World Nintendo World Report Month for Decimating Backlogs!™ is back again for more action! So start looking through your backlog and get started!

Here are the "rules":

Games can be on any system, not just Nintendo systems. I know we're a Nintendo fan site, but most everyone here is a multi-console owner. So play a game on any system you want.

Let us know what you're playing. Mostly just so we can cheer each other on.

Play games you already own. A lot of people tend to buy a game then not play it, or play it for a significant amount of time and then put it down. This is what we're aiming for. Games that launch in August don't count.

Try to pick up games you aren't actively playing right now. Games you're currently playing can be allowed, but in the spirit of Backlaugust, let's try to make them games you aren't playing at the moment. Make it a game you haven't touched in a month or more if possible.

When is a game done? That's up to you! Mark a game off your backlog when you've seen the ending or end credits, or once you've seen enough of the game in a game without a "proper ending" (like an arcade-type game). You don't have to do or get everything unless you want to.

Finished games will be posted in the next post. Because everyone likes to see their accomplishments recognized. Just post when you're done and I'll try to update daily.

Last year we cleared a whopping 44 games and handily outclassed those fake gamers at Negative World we were competing against. Let's try to clear even more games this year!

The villager interactions have improved already tbf.

I don't think the imprisoned would get anywhere near as much **** as it does if Skyward Sword itself weren't so eager to reuse content. As is though, it's essentially become the poster child for a much larger problem with the game which is how padded the game is and how much it reuses content, to the point where it feels like the game just doesn't respect the players time.

There are a billion small examples of padding in Skyward Sword, even early on. I was watching Matt's stream on the NWR twitch channel where he basically scaled the entirety of the Elden volcano only to have to come back down the mountain to search for pieces of this key. There is nothing in the level design that changed, it's just now you have to retraverse this incredibly linear mountain again when the game could have easily been designed to allow the player to get both the pieces of the key and get up the mountain in a single go.

Of course it would be easier to appreciate the cool story stuff with the imprisoned if he was actually a fun fight.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: July 08, 2021, 07:04:50 PM »
I'm absolutely shocked that touchscreens haven't really taken off on Laptops. It seems like a no brainer.

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Announces
« on: July 08, 2021, 07:02:30 PM »
IGN confirmed it at some point.


Nintendo Switch Online Lounge Service / Every day is Bidoof day.
« on: July 03, 2021, 03:48:43 PM »


Nintendo Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch Wishlist Game Recommendations
« on: July 01, 2021, 11:50:05 AM »
The Switch version of Hyrule Warriors is really heavily refined, especially in terms of the Adventure Mode maps not being the grindy nightmare they were in the original.

TalkBack / Re: Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! (Switch) Review
« on: July 01, 2021, 11:03:59 AM »
I was wondering how they'd handle something that in the PC version of the game was literally handled by the game making files and you having to root around in the game's directory in order to do a lot of the fourth-wall breaking thing.

DDLC's whole appeal is that it's an actual creepypasta ARG that people got really into.
The Switch version has a fake OS you launch the game from where you can do that stuff from. It also lets you access some added content from there.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch Wishlist Game Recommendations
« on: June 29, 2021, 12:09:02 PM »
Definitely get Moon. It's incredible. I review it for The Thirsty Mage and came incredibly close to giving ot a 10. It just clicked so well with me.

Stardew Valley is really good also. I recommend it on PC because of mod support but that game is just a really good farm simulation game.

Bug Fables hits Gamepass in a few days so I'll probably play it there.

I cannot recommend the Crash N-sane trilogy unless you have some sort of nostalgia for the originals. The Spyro Trilogy on the other hand is really good outside of some incredibly minor issues with the third game which was handled by a different developer.

But Moon and Undertale are incredibly difficult to talk about without spoiling what makes those games special. There's this kind of trend that's existed in gaming pretty much forever of these subversive games that defy or subvert the expectations of a given genre while offering some kind of unique experience that you aren't likely to find anywhere else and I've kind of realized that this is 100% my jam and have started to actively seek them out.

Daemon X Machina just runs poorly on Switch. I can't recommend it unless you're hardcore into mech games or it gets salvaged by the Switch Pro.

General Gaming / Re: What are you playing?
« on: June 25, 2021, 10:43:26 AM »
I'm playing through Majora's Mask through the 3D restoration mod on 3DS. I'm also using a mod that replaces the 3DS's shitty, overly reverbed version of the soundtrack with the original n64 soundtrack, with some of the songs being replaced by an excellent remaster of the n64 ost that gives you gems like this.

I've considered opening a games as art thread of some sort and this game is definitely worth considering on that level, especially once you've ironed out the various kinks from it's official releases.

I've toyed with a few different ideas but my current plan for GBA stuff is to homebrew my 3DS. It's able to run GBA games almost entirely natively because of how similar it's hardware is and this way I can consolidate my entire pre-switch Nintendo handheld collection onto one device. Plus it has better buttons than the DS lite and better screens than the DS phat, and games look super sharp in pixel perfect mode.

Yeah, but who's going to get me? Khushrenada?!?

Nintendo Switch Online Lounge Service / Re: Welcome to Wii U!
« on: May 31, 2021, 10:21:17 PM »
Connect to the Internet and hang out in Miiverse!

This laptop is old enough to get it's first pokemon from Professor Oak and start it's Pokemon Journey. They grow up so fast.

My plan to upgrade to a new laptop probably won't be happening this year so I'm still rocking my mom's old Dell XPS l501x with it's first generation i5 processor. However, I managed to track down a FHD screen for it so I plan to upgrade from it's current 1368 x 736 resolution.

The CPU on it is a socket style CPU so I should be able to upgrade that as well but when we're talking about 10+ year old processor technology I'm not convinced the jump from a first generation i5 to an i7 would be worth it, especially since the i7 requires me to invest in a higher watt charger and the quad core i7 has a slower clockspeed than what I currently have.

The thing is an absolute champ though. It's a big bulky thing that has a fairly powerful cooling system and that combined with the SSD upgrade I did last year has bought it alot of life. Combined with how easy it is to repair for a laptop I suspect I'll be keeping it around for something even after I upgrade unless it completely dies out somehow.

TalkBack / Re: Loftwing Amiibo Launching Same Day As Skyward Sword
« on: May 20, 2021, 09:56:44 PM »
So Skyward Sword is PAY 2 Win now. Nice.

I'm so happy this game got freed from Nicalis prison and I hope to get this version but I'm definitely still salty that I'm basically paying for a patch since I made the mistake of buying the Nicalis version.

Remember when New Super Mario. Bros. was new?

Apparently you still won't be able to submit new Vita games after July so **** you indie devs who bought a Vita Devkit in 2021.


Considering how many server issues they had, it wouldn't surprise me if they tried to capitalize on the PS3 and Vita's exclusive content. I could see them roping some sap into making an "Only on PS3 Download" section of the store for when they try to close it again.

There were apparently devs who literally just bought a Vita Devkit right before the announcement was made. The whole thing was a trainwreck.

I'll do -1 cent.

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