It’s literally impossible for any moderately popular competitive game that is not 100% luck to not develop a metagame. If there are decisions to be made, people will find out what the best ones are. Once those decisions are popular, people will come up with ways to try to beat the common strategies. »
The first game had some pretty neat Easter Eggs in it, including the backstory that would become the basis of the next two games’ plot. Yes, the actual plot was a hidden Easter Egg in the first game- this meant that a lot people had to look online and collaborate to find the clues. And since there were a lot of vague… »
Is it weird that I kind of hope Isabelle doesn’t end up having a distinct advantage? I want her to be good, but I’ve been wanting to play her ever since she was announced and if everyone is playing her (or she’s considered the overpowered character) then I’ll feel bad for using her. Same thing happened with Dry Bones… »
“Game development has changed. It’s no longer about challenging players, creative expression, or crafting worlds. It’s an endless series of proxy battles, fought by executives and marketing. Games- and their consumption of time- have become a well-oiled machine.” »
The fact that moves are also referred to as “abilities” makes me think this wasn’t translated by someone familiar to Pokémon.
(For those who don’t know- abilities and moves are two very distinct things in Pokémon.) »
Eh, Luke meeting Vader prior to ESB was already a thing in Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, which isn’t canon anymore. So it’s just trading one meeting for another. I really like Vader realizing the truth about Luke by recognizing his old lightsaber. It also reinforces the fact that Vader didn’t know his child* survived,… »
This is the second time I’ve mentioned this on io9 in two days- the ur-example of a mirror universe goatee is Spock from the Star Trek episode “Mirror Mirror”. But Spock was the least-evil member of that universe, and the episode even implies that by meeting with Kirk from the prime universe he became convinced that… »
I feel obligated to point out that goatee!Spock was the least evil member of the Mirror Universe crew, and at the very least Kirk is able to put the seeds of doubt in his mind regarding the nature of that universe’s Empire.
My guess is that, due to Hydra’s infiltration of SHIELD, Rhodey is going to be moving away from a design that was a result of the government’s desire to have a state-sponsored Iron Man. »
Building off your theory, maybe Rhodey gets injured in such a way that the War Machine armor doubles as life support? This way he’s not able to separate himself from the armor, forcing him to be a walking instrument of destruction 24/7. I could definitely see that playing into his motives during Civil War. »
"Why did I agree that whoever lifts it is the new ruler of Asgard? Now I have to go back home and tell them the new king of Asgard is some guy from Midgard named Steve." »
The phrase "the old republic" is used in the very first movie. However it's just a line referring to the recent change in government- the republic that was in place before Palpatine declared himself emperor. »
I was cautiously optimistic before. Now, even my jaded nerd heart has warmed up to the idea of this movie. I'm genuinely excited to see what they come up with. »
Sequel to an NES classic, exactly 3 games in the series?
Either EarthBound, or Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters. Only two games I can think of that would fit that description. »
The Pokémon Company is owned by Nintendo. The simple version is that this franchise is so big that they built a smaller company to specifically deal with Pokémon-related media. But ultimately it all belongs to Nintendo. »