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What is your favorite Final Fantasy combat system?

The Final Fantasy VII remake is a perfect example of Square Enix’s core design philosophy when it comes to combat systems -- which is to say, there isn’t much of one. Sure, the series has its roots in “traditional” R...

 
 
 

There is nothing equivalent to a funky beat.

 
 
 

Starting to get into Crypt of the Necrodancer on PS4. I'm really digging it, but given everything I hear about Cadence of Hyrule being so much easier, I can't help but wonder if I should pick that up soon before I practice Necrodancer too much...!

 
 
 

I fudging love this community. I owe it to myself to try to make myself more active in quickposts and the like again...!

 
 
 

All of this recent talk about how G2A and Epic are devaluing indie games is reminding me... a while back, I boasted about how much I saved on an indie game (and also a bigger full-priced game, but still). In retrospect, not very proud of that.

 
 
 
 

Kyeeehehehehe... after 600 moth years, I finally did it. I obtained the true source of weeb power...


 
 
 

If Toy Story brand toys were sentient like the toys in Toy Story, would they have a more or less surreal experience recognizing that they are real sentient toys based off of fictional sentient toys...?

 
 
 

PECK. I just got home from work today and I got treated to this from an artist I've barely chat with and have considered commissioning for a while. Well, time to make the most of my birthday evening! (Adding sauce to comments)


 
 
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What DLC do you wish was a new game instead?

One of my most anticipated releases in 2019 is not a new game, but a DLC expansion to Hollow Knight. As a part of its Kickstarter stretch goals, the acclaimed bug-em-up Metroidvania’s developers planned to create a side adventure star...

 
 
 

For Minish Cap, GDQ named Link "Moth". I'm proud of the internet.

 
 
 
 

Me and Wes are about to fight in a McDonald's ball pit on the sun, place your bets now

 
 
 

Unlike most games I find myself extremely excited for, I find myself trying to avoid info on Hollow Knight: Silksong. At least until reviews come so I can see how it generally compares against the original. Wanting to go in as blind as possible this time.

 
 
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Trials of Mana was E3's most magical surprise

Everyone tunes into E3 with a list of wishes because there are few feelings as exciting as that wish coming true. Setting one’s expectations that high is unrealistic, but I personally don’t believe it’s healthy to set your...

 
 
 

Why is 2019 already halfway over? Is this... the passage of time...?

 
 
 

Funny how I started God of War now of all weekends. Happy Father's Day, everybody!

 
 
 

Finally picked up Dad of Boy thanks to the PSN sale. After exploring the Lake a little, I am convinced I've made a very good decision.

 
 
 

Has it ever occurred to you how movie remakes are often met with ridicule and video game remakes are celebrated? I mean, I agree, games are interactive tech and you can do a lot more meaningful/good changes than with a movie remake, but food for thought.

 
 
 

As much as I'm liking this E3, I'm baffled by how most conferences show at least one game that would most likely be banned if the anti loot box bill passes. Just seems like a waste of advertising time to me? Now is the worst time to advertise that crap.

 
 
 

Unexpected benefits to tweeting half-baked reactions to E3: Catching up with old friends I thought I'd never see again! Video kinda sorta related because said friend created it.



 
 
 

I'm going to main a robot wizard in Phantasy Star Online 2 and nobody can stop me

 
 
 

My Twitter timeline is full of adorable Godzilla x Mothra fanart and I just gained my second reason to avoid throwing Twitter into the garbage compactor.

 
 
 

It feels so surreal that I'm getting hyped for a remake of a Spongebob game, but for Battle of Bikini Bottom? It just feels... oddly right! I should be cautious as always, but I'm optimistic about everything we've seen thus far.

 
 
 

If zombie apocalypse games let you use anything as a weapon how come you can't stick a half dozen whiteboard markers together and use them as a sword?

 
 


About Chris Hovermaleone of us since 8:03 PM on 07.31.2017

I'm a Contributor who used to go by the screen name Cedi! Obligatory disclosure; I backed Kirbopher/Chris Niosi's TOME RPG on Kickstarter.

My favorite games are Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Rayman Legends, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Bayonetta 2, Jamestown+, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Hyrule Warriors, Hollow Knight, and Guacamelee: STCE.

I’m a longtime gamer who enjoys to write, to entertain, to inform, and to overanalyze the little things. Transparency and honesty are my foremost virtues in anything I do. I joined the Destructoid team to do something even cooler with the skills I love to practice and the hobby I love to explore.

As far as social media is concerned, you can find me on my personal Twitter account! Fair advice, you can expect to see a lot more of the big blue character in my banner if you check that out. Whether that's a recommendation or a warning depends. By the way, that banner is a commission by Twitter user @kaizer33226.
 
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