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Last two posts, I complained about games, so how about I talk about something positive for once?

I really like Desperado 3. I’m not all that far into the game yet, so I may still have complaints arise as time goes on, but so far, it feels really nice. RTS is a dying genre, but I think D3 is a really nice spin on it. The stealth is incredibly fun, and the limited resources mean I actually have to think about my actions. The bonus challenges are very reasonable and add a lot of replayability to the game, which I otherwise think is quite short.

Only real complaint I have is that the bits of story that do exist are kind of lame, and I could’ve done without them. Rather than building the world, all they really did was distract me from the experience.

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Call me a bigot all you want, Cuckmann, but your TLOU2 plot is shit. The gameplay is fine, the aesthetics are great, as per standard Naughty Dog, but you single handedly ruined it.

Sweet little Ellie grew up to be a huge asshole. Joel’s entire character got thrown out the window, and no one likes Abby or the R18 scene you put in just so you could have your self insert screw her. The revenge plot was shit and the message doesn’t actually exist if you have her kill everyone along the way then suddenly decide to forgive her ffs.

If this game had a good writer in charge, it would be great, but as it’s a story-focused game, and the story sucks, the entire experience is completely ruined.

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New Pokemon DLC came out today. Actually not as terrible as I expected it to be, aside from Gamefreak showing off their inability to use a calculator. Again.

The island felt a lot less railroaded than the wild area. The forested parts aside, the level design was definitely less shitty, and even that was better than before. It could probably do with some upscaling though. I’m also not sure why they haven’t fixed the terrible draw-distance issue yet. They really need to start showing things from far away so pokemon stop popping up less than half a second’s worth of travel distance away. It actually won’t even impact performance much, especially if they use LODs.

Plot points this time were actually somewhat entertaining. They actually got a laugh out of me instead of just cringe. Way better than the main story, which was basically a long sequence of facepalms for me. Maybe it was because Klara was bangable. Or maybe I’m mellowing out, dunno.

Balance though, balance is a shitshow. Some of the new moves are ridiculous. Wuxiabear’s evolved form’s ability is also ridiculous, especially paired with his free crits and bulk. Going to have plenty of fun baton passing into him.

The new terrain moves are ridiculous as well. Like, really ridiculous. 70 power prio + grassy terrain boost on top of stab and band is going to be AIDS. As is 70 power doubled on elec terrain, + terrain boost. After STAB, that’s 315 power, which is almost but not quite as high as Fishious on Bullshitovish. Fortunately, the only mon this gen that has it is the stupid sea urchin. And we all know that those are only in trick rooms or sushi. Definitely going to be absolute cancer if Koko comes back into the equation though.

Well, on the bright side, at least Scizor is back. Now if only the game could let me keep pursuit instead of making it completely dysfunctional.

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Less than 2 weeks until the porkymon DLC drops. I kind of don’t want it. They’re still doubling down on the stupid gigantamax mechanic that I want gone. I get that it’s got more influence on a game than Z moves, but it’s still boring. The new legendaries might also be somewhat silly. Competitive Articuno might end up being pretty silly depending on its stats, not that it matters given that the whole meta is fucked right now.

Man, I wish I could just magically forget that sword and shield ever existed. That’d be great. Even last gen’s girls were better. Marnie is literally Skrillex, and idk about you, but I’m definitely not willing to stick my dick in Skrillex.

And yes, I’m aware this is like the 10th time I’ve ranted about Pokemon. Blame 8th gen. It’s shit. Give me hidden power back ffs. No bolt beam coverage with arena trap duggy around is just AIDS.

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You know what sucks? Chronic wrist pain. I’ve had this since December, but can’t really go anywhere to see anyone. By the time I realized it wasn’t going away, all the specialists closed their doors because of Corona. I swear to god I’m going to go to the doctor get this fixed as soon as the stupid virus goes away.