Mega Man 11, 20XX, and Their Similar Approaches to Difficulty

Over the past few days, I’ve been obsessed with 20XX. Clearly inspired by the Mega Man series of games, 20XX puts its own twist on the run-and-gun gameplay by housing the game in a Roguelike framework. While I gave heavy praise for the ways it stands out, it’s similarities with the most recent Mega Man game run even deeper than I thought.

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20XX – Mega Man Roguelike on the Nintendo Switch Live Stream

Indie sleeper hit on the Switch? I think so! 20XX is a really cool twist on the Mega Man formula worth trying! On this stream, I make one run each with Nina and Ace, the X and Zero of the game!

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20XX Review

20XX by Batterystaple Games isn’t afraid to show where its inspiration came from. From the design of its main characters, to the feel of the game’s controls, right down to aping one of the most iconic intro screens in gaming, this is an unapologetic riff on the Mega Man franchise, particularly the X series of games. However, some fundamental changes to the core formula flip the standard bot-battling formula on its head.

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Anthem Impressions

Life at BioWare has been pretty rocky. Despite being a great game overall, the fallout over Mass Effect 3‘s disappointing endings was one of the biggest news stories of that year. Then, Mass Effect: Andromeda was released a few years later to much criticism. Falling well short of expectations in terms of critical acclaim and sales, I’m concerned that we might never see Mass Effect again after that debacle.

This time, the studio left Shepard behind to tell an all-new adventure in Anthem. It’s also a very different type of game. Leaving much of the choose-your-own-adventure elements behind, this game is a looter shooter in the style of Destiny.

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More Yoshi’s Crafted World

Though I spend most of this live stream talking about fighsticks, fighting games, and arcade games, I had a blast playing through this stretch of Yoshi’s Crafted World! This game continues to surprise and delight despite my low expectations! Full review coming soon, but for now, sit back and enjoy!

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Yoshi’s Crafted World Live Stream

[NOTE: This is from Sunday’s live stream and not from last night. That post will be coming later this week. But if you really can’t wait, go watch the VOD @ twitch.tv/inthirdperson!]

Yoshi! Mario’s favourite dinosaur and a I set off on a quest to get the stones in Yoshi’s Crafted World! Though my expectations for this game were admittedly low, I’m really enjoying this one so far! Also, we talk about the Mayflash Magic-NS adapter that will let you use non-Nintendo controllers on the Nintendo Switch, professional wrestling, fatherhood, and our favourite Super Mario and Legend of Zelda games!

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Join Me For More Yoshi’s Crafted World Tonight at 8pm EST

Yarn Yoshi and I continue our adventure in Yoshi’s Crafted World! So far, I’ve been surprised with how much I’m enjoying this one. Let’s hope the experience continues to be top-notch!

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Anthem’s Tomb Challenges Are Not Great

 

For as much as I’ve enjoyed Anthem up to this point, mission design has not been its strong suit. The game goes a long way to dress up its rigid approach with cutscenes and tons of dialogue, but the facade isn’t enough to hide the fact that you’re doing the same handful of tasks repeatedly. If the combat and flying wasn’t as great as it is, I may have dropped this game by now.

Having said all that, I’ve finally hit a point where the mission structure has changed. But now the game is worse?

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Anthem Live Stream: Tyrant Mine

Suit up! This time, we jet into the first Stronghold in Anthem, the Tyrant Mine!

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Video Games? Why Would I Play Those?

Though I’ve managed to keep the daily post streak going, there hasn’t been much for me to write about in terms of new gaming reviews and impressions. Let’s talk about that for a moment.

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