has anyone here played Shin Megami Tensei 4 for the 3ds?
I’m looking to get into the series and I want to know if this is a good one to do that with
Its going to punch you in the throat early on and the first few hours start pretty slow, but its a great game with really fast combat and its one of the easier games to get into, at least aside from Persona 4 Golden.
Okay, got a small dilemma here. I’ve been following the Etrian Odyssey series since the beginning but I’ve procrastinated on playing any of them even though I’ve owned each installment.
Now I have the remake of the original and I’m conflicted - either continuing the story mode from the demo or playing classic mode first since I’ve never finished any of these classic style. Feels like I should do classic first, a sort of rite of passage thing before getting to see the new story, you know?
What to do…
i dont like that super metroid doesn’t tell you that you’re going the wrong direction at any point. i really like that its so open and you can do so many things at any given point BUT i dont like that going that direction wont reward you with anything at…
I have difficulty believing you really are stuck. That’s very hard to do on the first run. Screencap where you are.
i dont like that super metroid doesn’t tell you that you’re going the wrong direction at any point. i really like that its so open and you can do so many things at any given point BUT i dont like that going that direction wont reward you with anything at all. like why make this game so linear while giving the option to go off the main path if you’re just going to end up stuck. its like a maze with boss battles and why would i want to play that for hours. (because i cant stop)
This game comes from a time where developers didn’t assume the player was stupid and could complete the game with the tools given. It is not a game that holds your hand, it wants you to explore.
The initial tools given in Super Metroid - morphball, bombs, wall jump - are deceptively robust for exploration and mastering wall jumps, bomb jumps and more can open areas far sooner than you may think is possible. There’s actually more you can do, but advanced techniques are for sequence breaking and speed runs. You can see some of this by watching various Twitch streams, people speed run Super Metroid there all the time.
If you really, really need a Metroid game with some guidance, start with Metroid Zero Mission instead of Super Metroid as its a remake of the NES game with SM’s upgrades. There are hints where to go next in that game, but many are also optional to activate.
I am Catholic. Do I hate gays? No. Do I oppose gay marriage? Yes. Please, people, stop confusing those two statements. I am so tired of people telling me that because I am Catholic, because I believe in God, because I oppose gay marriage; I “hate” gays. No. That is false. I believe marriage is to…
If the point of marriage is for a man and a woman to reproduce, if that is the definition, then where is your opposition for men and women who never reproduce? I’ve known plenty of heterosexual couples that never have children.
The reason we can’t go strictly by biblical definitions is - as far as I know - affairs of church and state are separate in both the EU and the US. Yet, religions were willing to give the institution of marriage to the government so married couples could receive various legal/government benefits on the assumption it was possible they might procreate.
Benefits afforded to heterosexuals, but not anyone else, by a government that is not obligated to recognize religious beliefs or prevent the practice of religion.
What this means is that government, by way of the people, decides what marriage means. Hop up and down about what the Bible says all you like, but the that ship sailed the second marriage and government got in bed.
Also, I think Hebrews 13:17 has something to say about leaders, submitting to them because it was God’s will they be there and the like. Its always interesting to me people who make these “its not hate” arguments are very selective about what the acknowledge from the Bible.
Here’s one to keep in mind - “Love one another as I have loved you, for in this they will know that you are mine.”
You say this isn’t hate, but depriving others of equal rights certainly is not love.
My only bit of sadness about Igarashi’s departure from Konami is we’ll never see the 1999 Castlevania where Julius defeats Dracula for good. Still, he had a good run and now Konami isn’t letting him make the games he wants, so it only makes sense he’d strike out on his own. I’m looking forward to his GDC talk and future plans.
Castlevania is dead, long live Metroidvanias!
"If a cis man can’t play a transgender character then I want real rapists to play rapists and real killers to play killers."
Did you really just fucking compare trans* people to rapists and murderers? Are you serious? The main problem with Jared playing this role isn’t even really the fact that…
Its not about Leto for me, but rather, the director specifically saying he did not and would not consider casting a trans woman in the role, then questioned if there even were such actresses out there.
Additionally, in this movie based on a true story, Rayon is a completely fabricated “man in a dress” comic relief stereotype that Hollywood always goes for, meanwhile we have actresses like Laverne Cox and Jamie Clayton out there that could produce something better than a stereotype of trans women because they’ve lived as them.
I think a cis man can play a trans woman, but right now, its a lot like white men playing black men in black face was many decades ago. We don’t take a second glance at at someone like Samuel L. Jackson taking on a character like Nick Fury now because our views of race are less rigid. Our views of that have changed gradually over generations, but our culture views sexuality and gender far more rigidly and that needs to change.
It won’t change if the people being portrayed in a role are never considered for it in the first place.
I think this speaks for itself. Accepting a person doesn’t mean you get to put limits on their freedom. You can’t be an ally and want us to stop talking, or labeling, or demanding to be heard.
Acceptance has no exceptions. Period.