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Re: OT: Video Game Computers/Gadgets/Gizmos Thread 

Post#1321 » by Chapter29 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:30 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:I'm really loving the recently picked up Echo Dot. So I've got an Echo in my bathroom, Sonos in my living room and kitchen, Dot in my bedroom. I can stream music to hella good systems in the bedroom, living room, and den with two 5.1 setups and one Atmos setup. I think I'm gonna get a Dot for the girl's bathroom and the den.


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Post#1322 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:16 pm

Ugh, just found out GameStop doesn't do 9:00 pm Thursday sales for new Nintendo games since Nintendo doesn't allow for it. Midnight only. Looks like I'll be waiting until tomorrow morning for Fire Emblem.
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Post#1323 » by MikeIsGood » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:51 pm

Nintendo is kinda the worst.
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Post#1324 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:12 pm

LOL Mahomes is broken in Madden.

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Post#1325 » by jschligs » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:16 pm

So happy I just cannot get into Madden. Give me NCAA or bust. Greatest sports video game ever created and it's not even close.
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Post#1326 » by jmuelly » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:53 pm

jschligs wrote:So happy I just cannot get into Madden. Give me NCAA or bust. Greatest sports video game ever created and it's not even close.


I am personally am really enjoying this Madden. I've grown bored w/ the last several years to the point I barely played. Gameplay feels much more fluid.
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Post#1327 » by emunney » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:59 pm

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Re: OT: Video Game Computers/Gadgets/Gizmos Thread 

Post#1328 » by jschligs » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:17 pm

jmuelly wrote:
jschligs wrote:So happy I just cannot get into Madden. Give me NCAA or bust. Greatest sports video game ever created and it's not even close.


I am personally am really enjoying this Madden. I've grown bored w/ the last several years to the point I barely played. Gameplay feels much more fluid.


I bought I think Madden 25 or whatever the anniversary one was on sale a while back, played a little franchise mode but haven't touched one since.

The thing is, I only play Franchise mode and against the CPU, never online or even against friends at my place. Is the Franchise mode better, have new features, etc.? Or is it basically like the franchise mode in the last 7?
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Post#1329 » by Bucksfan28 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:32 pm

jschligs wrote:Give me NCAA or bust. Greatest sports video game ever created and it's not even close.


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Post#1330 » by ReasonablySober » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:33 pm

Holy hell Fire Emblem is just SO MUCH.
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Post#1331 » by Sauce Boss » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:47 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:Holy hell Fire Emblem is just SO MUCH.

My early impression is that it’ll be special.

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Post#1332 » by ReasonablySober » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:39 pm

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ReasonablySober wrote:Holy hell Fire Emblem is just SO MUCH.

My early impression is that it’ll be special.

You pick a house?


I did. Going with the Golden Deer because they seem well rounded, and I read some light spoilers about what's to come after the time skip. That said I'm definitely gonna have to recruit and romance out of my House. I also need at least one tank and a healer.

Glad that so far my general strat of all staying together, taking it slow, generally letting the enemies come to you is still very effective.
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Post#1333 » by Siefer » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 pm

My wife and I are finally picking up a Switch, but we're waiting a few weeks to pick up the refreshed version with better battery life. So damn excited for FE.
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Post#1334 » by jschligs » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:15 pm

Siefer wrote:My wife and I are finally picking up a Switch, but we're waiting a few weeks to pick up the refreshed version with better battery life. So damn excited for FE.


Getting a Switch on a whim was one of the best gaming decisions I've made. Hadn't bought any Nintendo items in years, saw the last one in stock at Best Buy and said **** it, the very worst I can sell it. Took me 3 days to open the box but the rest is history.

As someone who has never played any FE or a Persona, but loves RPGs, should I give it a go? Any good gameplay videos out there?
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Post#1335 » by Matches Malone » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:49 pm

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Post#1336 » by MikeIsGood » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:07 pm

I’m on vaca. Can’t wait to download FE on Sunday. Leave me some tips! I’m already decided on Golden Deer.
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Post#1337 » by worthlessBucks » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:35 pm

If you get sick of Madden, there are some arcade options out there :)
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Post#1338 » by mattg » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:27 am

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ReasonablySober wrote:LOL Mahomes is broken in Madden.
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Mahomes is merely the modern version of madden 2002-2003ish Mike Vick.
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Post#1339 » by ReasonablySober » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:37 am

I took half a day of vacation to play FE and I managed to get four hours in (I regret nothing). Had to go to a dinner an hour away tonight, got back late and watched some TV with the girl who thankfully didn't want to go out or I would have had to go too. Now she's wiped and in bed and I'm thinking about having one of those old school all-nighters like I did with Skyrim when that came out. Drink is poured, snacks are in the bowl, I'm gonna blow through this thing.
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Post#1340 » by ReasonablySober » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:36 am

So one thing I do with every FE game is fiddle around in the settings for a couple things. I move the battle speed to the fastest, and I turn off battle animations. It turns every battle into 16 bit but it saves time.

Speaking of time, so far it's been 80/20 in the school vs the battles. I don't love it, but I feel like I have to take part in all the talking to students and doing activities in order to get the best possible group (which I'm not likely to get anyway).

Actually taking the time does though seem to legit reward you, and that's why I do it. You can find lost items to return to their owners really easy for XP gains. Quests are super easy.

I don't love the characters as much as I did in Awakening or even Fates, but I think they'll grow on me.

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