Sunday, November 23, 2014

Serebii's PotW invents a new way of messing up

Today's Groudon day, and this mess of a column managed to screw up monumentally. If you look at the recommended doubles and triples set, it recommends Aura Sphere, Flash Cannon, Protect and either Substitute or Nasty Plot. Problem is, it doesn't learn many of those moves, and even if it did it would have little use for them. Heck, in the description underneath moves like Precipice Blades, Eruption and Rock Slide are mentioned.

Wanna know what happened? This is a straight copypaste of the Lucario PotW article, and they didn't even change the moves, BUT they changed the nature, EVs, ability and item. Absolutely amazing.

I gotta say though, I found "Mega Rayquaza exists" in Groudon's drawbacks to be unintentionally funny, if only because every existing uber has that issue. "It's not Mega Rayquaza" can also count as a drawback for absolutely everything, in the same vein.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Some details on Hyrule Warriors' second DLC pack and Amiibos

We've been busy with ORAS stuff these last few days, so that new info really went under my radar, but the Twilight Princess-themed DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors is coming out soon (next Thursday, in fact). We were promised a new character and a new weapon, and I think what we got in terms of the former was a pretty surprising twist. I mean, Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Midna, Zant and even Agitha were already there, so who could be added? Rusl? Yeto? Auru and his big-ass rocket launcher? Gor Coron and his rock-hard Goron nipples?

Well, what we got instead was Twili Midna, as in, Midna's true form. I did NOT expect that. Her weapon is the Mirror of Twilight... looking forward to seeing how that'll play out. As for the additional weapon, you're never going to believe it, but it's NOT for Link! It's actually for Zelda, and it's the super-awesome Dominion Rod! I loved that thing so much in TP, I can't overstate my happiness. I'm just hoping it's usable, I'm not a fan of the Rapier (though it might just be because I'm doing it wrong), and her Baton moveset is right up there with Agitha in terms of how much ass it sucks.

No info on the extra costume and whatever quirks (if any) will be featured in the new adventure map.

On that note, Amiibo functionality has been explained a bit. As mentioned before, the Link one gives you the Spinner, but the Zelda one does NOT unlock a weapon for her: instead you can use it once every day to get a random weapon that's three stars or higher. Any other Amiibo can be used once a day to get a random weapon that's three stars or lower, a random material, or Rupees. Still not worth the money unless you're a collector.

Destruction rains from the heavens! (Updated 4:55 PM)

Another list of bullet points about ORAS! I really have nothing clever to say, so let's get on with it. As usual, I'll update this post throughout the day if there's anything else.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Let it begin! (Updated 4:44 PM EST)

ORAS news have begun popping up, so I'll list the important stuff here. Putting a jump just in case people don't want to see that stuff. I'll update this post later today if anything comes up instead of making a new one.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SSB4 confirmed to NOT get DLC

By Sakurai himself, thank you very much. That also puts the rumors of single-version users being able to pay for Mewtwo to rest.

Now the question is, how many idiots will keep falling for "rumors" and "leaks" of DLC characters anyway?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wow, people really hate game journalism that much.

They start liking Hoenn's sea routes (HOENN'S SEA ROUTES FOR ARCEUS' SAKE) just because IGN, for once in their lifetimes, could tell their mouths from their assholes and rightfully tore them a new one, and they couldn't stand to agree with them. Oh, sure, Hoenn as a whole became overrated around the time BW1 came out, but even the staunchest fanboys were ambivalent at best towards the sea routes. But here comes IGN with an all too rare moment of clarity, and suddenly all that fucking water is brilliant design meant to hammer home the theme of land vs. sea. As if everything other element that did that put together wasn't borderline obnoxious enough. Story/gameplay segregation, do you understand what it means? Best concept a game designer ever thought up.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Let's say Ghirahim and Wizzro are on a team.

Who betrays the other first, and how long does it take?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mega Salamence considered for a quickban

But honestly, is anyone really surprised? Salamence was always missing a viable secondary STAB, and now it gets one with 130+ power after factoring in Aerilate. WITH NO DRAWBACKS. Of course this was going to happen, even if the attack boost was fairly insignificant. And maybe because of that, too, now it's bulky enough to set up with impunity, and exploit that trait a thousand times better than Mega Tyranitar ever did.