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To me the magic ingredient in an Ace combat story is just how campy it all is, it feel like I'm watching a Micheal Bay movie trough the lens of Japanese dev. AC6 turn down the camp and tried to make more serious, but the writer just don't have the necessary chops for it. Instead of it being all about how freaking awesome your character is at flying plane it's about some kid stuck in a castle and teh event happening in the mission you do almost don't matter.

You're running out of AC game, if you have a PSP ace combat X was decent. Otherwise you can get a fan translation of AC3 to run on an emulator, it's really cool since its almost all future plane, would love for them to remake it.
I am kinda digging the tankers going to play Kelly's Heroes behind enemy lines. The rest of the cutscenes are just kinda....eh. I can barely stand to listen to melissa monologue.

I don't have a PSP. I might try to get AC3 emulated to see what the fuss is about there.

I will admit I did contemplate buying Assault Horizon with the clear expectation is was gonna be awful, and then found out it has been delisted on steam for years(apparently) so I guess not.

Also, I've yet to play Project Wingman which also be on my list.
 

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Whatever, just wash your hands.
I will admit I did contemplate buying Assault Horizon with the clear expectation is was gonna be awful, and then found out it has been delisted on steam for years(apparently) so I guess not.

Also, I've yet to play Project Wingman which also be on my list.
Damn, that sucks, I enjoyed Assualt Horizon even with the crap story. (having it set in the real world hurts it if you know anything about military hardware)

You should totally play Project Wingman, its an Ace Combat game with a less anime story and the same awesome gameplay.
 
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Damn, that sucks, I enjoyed Assualt Horizon even with the crap story. (having it set in the real world hurts it if you know anything about military hardware)

You should totally play Project Wingman, its an Ace Combat game with a less anime story and the same awesome gameplay.
I've heard the intersection between PW and AC fans are basically a circle so I'm looking forward to it. I bought it at launch but still haven't gotten around to actually playing it.
 

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I've heard the intersection between PW and AC fans are basically a circle so I'm looking forward to it. I bought it at launch but still haven't gotten around to actually playing it.
I would say you should remedy that immediately. Its fantastic.
 
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Yeah wingman is unapologetic about trying to be an AC game, and it really succeed. I'd say it's only weakness is that it was a tiny team (potentially one guy?) so you don't have many massive boss battle which I always like. But otherwise it's great, difficulty curve is a bit all over the place but that's fine.

Assault horizon was... eh, they were obviously trying to get the call of duty crowd but instead they just made a lesser AC game.

The only other AC game I can think of is one called vector thrust, but the game is very rough to borderline unfinished. There was also another one on the PS2 (cannot remember the name to save my life) that was a lot more anime-e but had okay gameplay.

AC3 is something a bit different, it's dated, the fan translation is so-so but it does a lot of things that no other game tried, and it has a killer soundtrack.
 
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After watching MistaireFusion's analysis of the game I felt like doing another quick playthrough of Donkey Kong Country. Didn't go for 101%, just got 75% in 2 hours. It's still a good game. Movement is a little slow with Donkey Kong. The second game is an improvement on all fronts, but the first game is still fun to play through.
 

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I am kinda digging the tankers going to play Kelly's Heroes behind enemy lines. The rest of the cutscenes are just kinda....eh. I can barely stand to listen to melissa monologue.

I don't have a PSP. I might try to get AC3 emulated to see what the fuss is about there.

I will admit I did contemplate buying Assault Horizon with the clear expectation is was gonna be awful, and then found out it has been delisted on steam for years(apparently) so I guess not.

Also, I've yet to play Project Wingman which also be on my list.

There's some very functional PSP emulators out there. I did give ACX a go when I borrowed a friend's PSP for a time. I really could not get used to the controls. Having to use the one PSP stick really blows... it'd probably be more playable if emulated on something where you can use a proper controller with.
 

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I found a website where someone made a recreation of Advance Wars's gameplay in a web client, allowing for map creation and PVP battles without having to fiddle with hooking up emulators to each other. I'm not very good at it yet, since all my experience is against AI in campaign maps and that's pretty different, but it's still a pretty good time.

 
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I found a website where someone made a recreation of Advance Wars's gameplay in a web client, allowing for map creation and PVP battles without having to fiddle with hooking up emulators to each other. I'm not very good at it yet, since all my experience is against AI in campaign maps and that's pretty different, but it's still a pretty good time.

Have you tried Wargroove? I never played Advanced Wars, but everyone says it's a fantastic spiritual successor to AW. I definitely found it a fun game when I played it.
 

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Playing Bowser's Inside Story. It's okay so far. I like it more than Partner's in Time, which I didn't really feel was very good. It feels a little more linear than Superstar Saga, not really sure how it'll compare to that one in the end. Still, none of the M&L games can come close to Mario RPG or the first two Paper Mario games.
 

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After watching MistaireFusion's analysis of the game I felt like doing another quick playthrough of Donkey Kong Country. Didn't go for 101%, just got 75% in 2 hours. It's still a good game. Movement is a little slow with Donkey Kong. The second game is an improvement on all fronts, but the first game is still fun to play through.
Diddy’s Konquest is still one of the best 16 bit platformers. It fired on all cylinders from what I can recall. Dixie’s was similarly well made but derivative.
 
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Currently playing Monster Hunter Stories 2. The game is a blast, instead of going to MHW and getting my ass handed to me by elder dragons I can go here, and just use the rock-paper-scissors turn-based combat as a clutch.
 

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There's some very functional PSP emulators out there. I did give ACX a go when I borrowed a friend's PSP for a time. I really could not get used to the controls. Having to use the one PSP stick really blows... it'd probably be more playable if emulated on something where you can use a proper controller with.
I mean, I like Ace Combat but like Metal Gear I'm not gonna go out of my way to play all the various side games and such. Hitting the numbered ones are fine and I can always play PW and I still haven't tried SW: Squadrons yet either(which I know isn't AC but it's apparently very fun).

I mean, I'm kind of surprised at myself for breaking off from Breath of the Wild to play AC6, which I didn't even plan on playing 2 weeks ago but my love for ridiculous hot plane on plane action with memetic jokes galore(which is basically what r/acecombat is 90% of the time) apparently sidetracks my plans. But then again, I'm very much enjoying the game when the cutscenes aren't making me wonder what hack they got to write the cutscene dialogue(because the briefing and in mission dialogue is fine).

Though the fact BOTW is like 20 million hours long and one can beat an AC game in like 10-15 hours probably has something to do with it. And probably that my next task in BOTW is to go bowling for another 30 min to an hour just so I can afford the good flame armor to do the death mountain stuff probably also factors in.

Back on topic, god damnit, what fucking right does this game have to have NPC allies who can actually hit shit? I mean, I expect this from MemeMaster Pixy from Zero because the man was certifiable and armed with a Crazy Plane full of Nukes, but like every fucking guy on my side can reliably take down Stokie ass on the regular.
WTF happened in 7 where all my allies went back to not being able to hit the broad side of a barn and Trigger had to do all the fucking work?
 
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Have you tried Wargroove? I never played Advanced Wars, but everyone says it's a fantastic spiritual successor to AW. I definitely found it a fun game when I played it.
Not yet. Just never really caught my interest over AW proper, and the reviews I heard ranged from 'it's better than the original' to 'mediocre'.
 

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Started playing Metroid: Samus Returns.

It's...fine? Good, even. It's basically Metroid II modernized, with extra tidbits such as the counter and Aion system. Which are nice, but don't change much. Really, it's just more of the same. Which is arguably what the series needed at the time when it came out, but...yeah. Don't have much to say.
 
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Started playing Metroid: Samus Returns.

It's...fine? Good, even. It's basically Metroid II modernized, with extra tidbits such as the counter and Aion system. Which are nice, but don't change much. Really, it's just more of the same. Which is arguably what the series needed at the time when it came out, but...yeah. Don't have much to say.
If you can find the file, try the fan game remake.


 
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AM2R is on my "to play/watch" list (it's not what I call it, but it's what it is in practice); I may get round to it some day. Part of why I chose Samus Returns is that it would be a better segway into Metroid Dread, at least in terms of gameplay style.
 
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My Military run with STALKER has left me near supply less and trapped with these goddamned Monolith squads EVERWHERE. I'm going to need some time away with a simpler gunporn.

Thus, Farcry 5 with mods. The stars of said mods being Better Ballistics (holy SHIT is the game lethal with this), civilian skins for the cult's vehicles (adds a bit more paranoia), alternate NPC/Cult armaments (think you've invincible in a helicopter? Not no more once they start bringing out the Rat-4 with targeters...) and an honest to bob weather system.
 

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Getting close to done on Ace Combat 6. I've reached the Liberation of Gracemeria mission and attempted it a time or too before bed last night, but I finally called it a night due to the length and me getting frustrated and making dumb mistakes. My biggest issue is still the cutscenes and how damn awkward they feel. Between characters who can't decide if they're speaking or narrating so they just do both, audio quality jumping around in some of them and just how disconnected they feel from the rest of the plot for the most part, I honestly feel like skipping them most of the time and I almost never do that.

Also, to nitpick, there's some weirdness about some of the character arcs that don't make sense. So the game takes place from the end of August to April the following year, so about 8 or so months for the course of the war. You have a bunch of kids who were visiting the castle and presumably hid out there when the war started and hid out there for the entire war undetected(occasionally heading out to steal shit), the two women who were traveling across the country to get back to gracemeria and the tank crew who went AWOL from the Emmerian Military to go rob a bank in Gracemeria before the liberation.

So what gets me about this whole thing is that the cutscenes don't seem to realize this war was like 8 months long. The elementary school kids are apparently just fine living on their own with no support other then salvaging and stealing things for much of a year(and without going all Lord of the Flies in there) and the two women don't look like they're hungry or deprived in any way despite all the shit they've apparently been though(and losing their car at one point), because Melissa apparently has an infinite supply of food in her little suitcase or something. The tank crew is a bit easier to swallow, until you realize Tanks aren't designed to operate on their own. They're maintenance intensive, easily ambushed, require a shit ton of fuel to run and a lone tank operating in a war zone would be easy picking for either military(because either no escort for the enemy, or AWOL with stealing government property for their allies). Lie

IDK, it just bugs me a lot, which is a shame because the jet plane parts of the game is damn good.
 
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