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. » 4/24/15 4:34pm Friday 4:34pm

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… » 4/23/15 4:39pm Thursday 4:39pm

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… » 4/23/15 11:07am Thursday 11:07am

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,… » 4/22/15 8:30pm Wednesday 8:30pm

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… » 4/21/15 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

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. » 4/20/15 7:37am Monday 7:37am