[GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Falcon Critical » 4 months ago

I feel like Vinny is laying the lore on too thick for Alex in ME, but Alex knows Vinny and knows how into it he is so I'm sure they'll riff off it together. I could see other people getting annoyed with Vinny explaining things before the game does, but ME is a known quantity to most people now anyway.

Exquisite Corps was indeed the ending, and it goes exactly as you might think.
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That second to last room is always the one that gets you.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 4 months ago

Alex's absolute bewilderment at how Exquisite Corps ended was such a great moment. It was a series that perhaps ran a tad too long, but boy did it end well.

Agreed about the Mass Effect lore from Vinny, though I feel like that'll almost certainly simmer down as the series continues, as Vinny already seemed increasingly self-aware about it in that first episode. Kinda on the same note, Alex being a pretty knowledgeable Star Trek fan has me thinkin' he's just as likely to point out similarities and stuff, which should be fun.

It's such a great idea for a series regardless since each game in the franchise has a lot to talk about and reflect on.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 4 months ago

I'm loving the HD texture pack they're using. I'll have to grab that if I ever pay the king's ransom EA wants for the Origin versions of the ME games.

Also this decryption minigame totally wasn't in the 360 version. I have no idea how it's supposed to work.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Falcon Critical » 4 months ago

Wow really? I had forgotten about the system but seeing it brought back memories for sure. Typically you just find a spot with no orange blockers and then just wait for the moment to zoom right to the centre when it's clear. There were very few times where I had to move in a layer and then around a bit and in again.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 4 months ago

Heh, I can't even remember the OG 360 version of that minigame at this point. I think it might've even been just a super simple number matcher? Or... pipes? I probably just smeared omni gel on everything.

Vinny + Alex + Mass Effect is a perfect combination and already becoming one of my favourite features just two episodes in.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 4 months ago

how did EA/Bioware miss out on marketing an energy drink called "eezo"

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 3 months ago

So many great references in here.



Hard to believe it's really been 10 years.

e: today's Mass Alex
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Alex vs. Thresher Maw is a good time. :pacghost

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by DHerder222 » 3 months ago

I appreciate Robo right in the center. :awesome

What's with Odie from Garfield?

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 3 months ago

That would be for Jeff's valiant struggle against various terrible Garfield games.


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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Falcon Critical » 3 months ago

Re Mass Alex
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As soon as he started fighting that Thresher and actually circle-strafing I felt the insta-gib spawn under the Mako coming. That got me a few times over my playthroughs.

Also that fight sequence towards Liara I remember being a real pain, especially with the terrible checkpointing.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 3 months ago

Jack Gallagher and weird old Gamecube anime wrestling games!


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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 3 months ago

Potential spoiler for the next episode of Mass Alex
Spoiler :


OH SHIT I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THE MONKEYS

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Delthazar » 3 months ago

Is it possible to have more than one conversation with Kaidan as a Femshep without him imprinting on you like a baby duck

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by John Layfield » 3 months ago

Liara is just as bad for this when playing as FemShep, honestly. It's a pain.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Big Boy Season

Post by Falcon Critical » 3 months ago

It's kind of a common trope in Bioware games, if you treat your crew with kindness they're like "Thor YES FUCK ME NOW!"

My ace flatmate will tell you about all the bioware relationships she ended up in just because she choose the friendly options. The more player-sexual the characters are, the larger the minefield.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by Delthazar » 3 months ago

It's especially annoying in ME1 because there's so many unique Codex entries you can only unlock in dialogue, and getting to those right bits of dialogue often brings you perilously close to accidentally flipping the switch on a romance flag.

With Kaidan I kinda remember you can get all that info and still pull up before you hit the mountain on the romance path, but he gets super pissy as a result. Meaning come Virmire I often found myself flipping a coin between "space niceguy" and "space racist" when it's time to decide who gets to headbutt the nuke.

but at least ME gives you that out which is more than KOTOR ever gave you with Carth I think.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by Delthazar » 3 months ago

I somehow only noticed now that Fai Dan is voiced by Armin Shimerman.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by Delthazar » 3 months ago

Oh hey, the first episode of Mass Alex is a premium unlock this year.



e: Load Our Last SNESaves is extremely good.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by Delthazar » 2 months ago

...have they ever had this many technical problems with VR, or any game ever, really?


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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by Falcon Critical » 2 months ago

I'll have to watch that this weekend. Just checking the audio.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by John Layfield » 2 months ago

The FUCK are those desks?!

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by Delthazar » 2 months ago

Maaan, that's an odd choice. No-Couch Era GBWest is gonna feel super weird for a while.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by Delthazar » 1 month ago

Waypoint's big charity stream is on.


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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by John Layfield » 1 month ago

I only watch Waypoint 72-hour streams if they're sponsored by Hardee's.

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Re: [GB/Waypoint] Search That Monkey

Post by Falcon Critical » 1 month ago

Looks like I've got some catching up to do!

On the GB side, I didn't realise 'A Boy and his Blob' was a shitty old game, I thought it was new when that more recent version came out with the blob hugs.