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  1. 43 minutes ago, Armagon said:

    I think it's more surprising that Xenoblade X just goes completely unacknowledged. No songs, no mii costumes, just a few Spirits.

    Well I'm not surprised about it, per se, but it is unfortunate.

    Since it came up in the presentation, I'm glad Pyra and Mythra have a unique victory theme since it wouldn't make sense for them to use You Will Know Our Names like Shulk does. But that reminded me of something else: Robin, Lucina, and Chrom have a unique victory theme that's remixed from Id (Purpose), which bugs me for a few reasons:

    • It's specifically Robin's theme, so why do Lucina and Chrom get it?
    • Relatedly, Awakening mostly uses the usual Fire Emblem theme, so the Awakening characters don't really need their own. Corrin and Byleth's games have their own main themes (Lost in Thoughts and Edge of Dawn), so they have a good reason for having their own victory themes.
    • Ganondorf still uses the same victory theme as the other Zelda characters, which is a much bigger issue than his moveset being based on Captain Falcon's. He should get his own evil theme. Sakurai bias strikes yet again.

    Thank you for letting me ramble about an irrelevant topic.


  2. I got my vaccine at a horse racetrack today, which must have something to do with Smash since we're getting a new character today. I predict the next character will be either Johnny Joestar or a Fire Emblem cavalier.

    We got sixteen XC2 songs, which is a very good amount since only Terry and Min Min got more. I don't have much to complain about aside from the lack of Drifting Soul...

    Spoiler

    ...though it is odd that we got Amalthus's battle theme, but not The Power of Jin or Song of Giga Rosa.

    The Spirit lineup is... fine, though it's interesting that we got two (technically three) new Legend spirits, which is a first for DLC. I think Pyra and Mythra's alts are aesthetically pleasing even if they're not all references, though some think one of Mythra's alts is a reference to Xenogears. The lack of a KOS-MOS alt is surprising, in fact it's weird that KOS-MOS didn't get anything at all despite being Monolith's sort-of mascot.

    11 minutes ago, Benice said:

    Have...Have I converted someone to the cult of Majima?

    I haven't played Yakuza, but Majima is playable in Project X Zone 2 and he seems pretty cool there.


  3. 20 minutes ago, Armagon said:

    I'm gonna need fanart of this.

    Xenoblade 2 Avengers.

    Based on the voice actors... 

    • Jin would be Iron Man
    • Wulfric would be Thor
    • The King of Torna would be Doctor Strange
    • Gorg would be Rocket Raccoon
    • Perceval would be Star-Lord
    • Dagas would be Ant-Man and Hawkeye
    • Pandoria would be Spider-Gwen

    ...and probably more than that. Even the great David Menkin is in it, though I don't know who he voices.


  4. 19 minutes ago, Armagon said:

    I think that the Driver/Blade mechanic ultimately proved too complicated to implement.

    Yeah that's what I think, and Pyra/Mythra were made playable instead because most of Rex's uniqueness comes from them. They seem to play basically as I hoped Rex would, so I think it was a good decision.

    19 minutes ago, Armagon said:

    I just wish these newer ones weren't voiced. The charm of the Lego games was that nobody talked.

    I think it was fine for Lego Batman 2 and the Lego Marvels because they weren't adaptations of anything, but it's rather pointless if they're just going to lift dialogue straight from the movies.

    Speaking of which, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 happens to share most of its voice cast with Xenoblade 2 (both use American actors in the UK, and both games had their voice recording done around the same time), so it's funny to hear Wasp sound exactly like Pyra (among other examples). I've been tempted to get it just for that.


  5. 6 hours ago, Armagon said:

    This is good, glad you're getting it.

    Thanks. But it's a shame I won't be able to play as Pyra and Mythra all day.

    Anyway, last minute presentation predictions/wishlist go!

    Spoiler

    Outside Pyra and Mythra's spirits, XC2 currently has six spirits (Rex, Nia, Tora, Mòrag, Zeke, and Poppi α). Here's some that would make sense:

    • Dromarch, Brighid, and Pandoria (though their spirit battles might be considered redundant with their Drivers)
    • Poppi QT that enhances into QTπ
    • Akhos, Patroka, and Mikhail as a shared spirit
    • Jin though he won't be represented by Sephiroth
    • Amalthus
    • Lora
    • Addam
    • The legend spirit will be either KOS-MOS or Malos (Coffee with Milk probably won't happen because she doesn't have full artwork, though it would be nice if they made her some).
    • I don't expect any non-plot important Blades outside maybe KOS-MOS.

    Min Min came with 18 ARMS songs so hopefully XC2 gets a good amount. Byleth only came with eleven, though FE already had over 40 songs when he was added. Besides the battle themes, hopefully we'll get remixes (Hero is the only character that didn't come with any) and a Drifting Soul remix.

    For Mii outfits, KOS-MOS had a good chance of showing up as a Gunner, and Lora would fit the Brawler moveset well. Lloyd would continue the trend of the previous game's DLC outfits coming back. Elma could get one if they want to represent every Xenoblade protagonist and there are several swordfighter candidates (Jin, Mòrag, Zeke, etc.). And a few will likely be completely unrelated to Xenoblade. Could Fei get in as a brawler? Probably not.

    Miscellaneous time! Pyra and Mythra's fighter spirits will use the artwork from their GoodSmile figures. We oddly haven't seen their alts yet, but who knows if there will be anything special with them (Gormotti cloaks? Coffee with Milk alts?). Sakurai will gush about the game and make some comment about good boys and girls again. He'll also explain why Rex isn't playable, though I don't think it will have anything do with him having a Mii costume already.

     


  6. 1 hour ago, Armagon said:

    And that was honestly my reason for not watching them before. Well that and I always seemed to take naps right before they air so I just sleep through them haha.

    But Xenoblade bias hits different.

    It’s not about chat, it’s about the principle! I asked to start work later than usual so I could watch it live, but it turns out I’m getting a vaccine tomorrow so I have the day off anyway. And now I have more time for them if they do release tomorrow, so things turned out rather conveniently in the end.


  7. The announcement tweet said that PyMy's release date would be revealed in the presentation, which I thought would be strange to mention separately if they're releasing the same day. But if we're getting the alert now then there's a decent chance they're releasing on the 4th. I think Terry's presentation was in the morning and he released right after, or am I wrong?

    Also, this week's tournament is for Pokémon's 25th anniversary.

     


  8. Looking through a list of Xenoblade 2's unused content, I was reminded that Jin's sword is internally called Masamune (Malos's weapon is named Thanatos, if you were wondering).

    Which reminded me of something else: since DLC characters don't appear in each other's Spirit Boards, Jin won't be represented by Sephiroth in his spirit battle. What a sad day...


  9. 4 minutes ago, Benice said:

    'Morning, all!

     

    3 minutes ago, Sooks said:

    In retrospect, of course Quran has to die. You can’t be the dad of an fe protagonist and not die, and I just learned about Leif.

    I didn't think the central religious text of Islam was in FE, much less that it could die.


  10. 15 minutes ago, Armagon said:

    Yeah, for how beloved Transformers G1 is, the first three episodes are an awful first impression.

    I didn't expect to be blown away but i expected a lot better.

    Well the original Transformers cartoon mainly existed to sell toys, so it's not too surprising.

    I'm sure there are some good Transformers shows out there (and probably some good episodes of G1), though I haven't seen much of them.


  11. Yes, it was pretty weird that they casted Adam Howden as a random generic NPC voice and no one else (besides the DLC anyway). And people say that XC2 has bad voice direction! I liked how Chugga said it was "rumored" even though I never once heard anyone say anything about it beforehand.

    And I know nothing about casually contacting Xenoblade voice actors, why would I?


  12. 24 minutes ago, Armagon said:

    @Interdimensional Observer @Lightchao42 @Shrimperor @lightcosmo so i came across this bit of trivia from Xenoblade 2's art book that i didn't know before, mainly because i never saw it translated (but it does have visual spoilers)

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    You've probably seen this image before but CHOCO (the illustrator) did put in her own personal headcanon regarding the meaning of this image.

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    ""From a past much more distant than 500 years, a Driver engaged with KOS MOS and T-elos challenged themself to reach the top of the World Tree, failed in their pursuit, and perished. Thus, the pair fell down into the Cloud Sea of Alrest"

    This is then followed up by the last conversation KOS-MOS and T-elos have before returning to their Cores

    KOS MOS: "T-Elos, unfortunately it appears the information regarding my memories of you are disappearing."

    T-elos: "We have an unbreakable bond..we will meet again."

     

    It's funny because T-elos is super antagonistic towards KOS-MOS in Xenosaga 3.

    But like i mentioned above, CHOCO considers this more of a personal headcanon rather than something that actually happened. 

     

    Wait, CHOCO is a woman?

    I have seen that before, yes. I actually collected some interesting trivia from the artbook, but I never posted it. Here are some particularly interesting facts, you can let me know if you want to hear anything about a specific character:

    • Rex and Pyra were the first characters designed, though Saito considers Pyra's design to be the "smoothest." Despite being designed earlier, Pyra was designed with being Mythra's other half in mind.
    • Dromarch was given a mane for Nia to grab while she's riding him.
    • Mòrag originally had a cape, but it was cut for being hard to animate.
    • Zeke originally had a katana, but he got a larger sword instead because Jin already had one.
    • Jin and Malos were designed with contrasting color schemes (Jin is white, Malos is black).
    • Though Malos's personal Siren is just called "Siren" in-game, the artbook calls it "Black Siren".
    Spoiler
    • Pneuma has a ponytail because Saito wanted to give her long hair while also distinguishing her hairstyle from Mythra's.
    • Poppi QTπ is based on Pneuma.

     


  13. Despite being seemingly nonsensical, Bubble Bass's order can be translated into an actual burger order. While you might get different answers as to which each term means, this is the SpongeBob Wiki's interpretation:

    • Double Triple: six patties
    • Bossy: patties are all-beef
    • Deluxe: all toppings
    • On a raft: toast replaces buns
    • 4x4: four times the patties and cheese (so 24 patties)
    • Animal style: patties are cooked in mustard
    • Extra shingles: extra toast
    • With a shimmy: jelly on the toast
    • And a squeeze: orange juice on the side
    • Light axle grease: lightly buttered
    • Make it cry: extra onions
    • Burn it: patties are well-done
    • Let it swim: extra sauce

    Incidentally, the order doesn't specifically ask for pickles.


  14. 25 minutes ago, lightcosmo said:

    I was kinda making fun, there, I didn't actually mean it.

    But maybe? I dunno, although that doesnt explain why they needed Noctis and crew 2.0 that would be, Cor and the other person I cant remember.

    Are you wondering why Yozora exists instead of just using Noctis? It's probably because Nomura is using Kingdom Hearts as a medium to remake Versus XIII, even if he acts like he isn't.

    Though as a Xeno fan, I probably shouldn't judge him too much for that. At least Takahashi made a new series when trying to redo Xenogears.

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