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ROSS'S GAME DUNGEON: HALLOWEEN SAMPLER #1

Ross reaches in for a handful of Halloween games.

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No, Ross. The intro is iconic and should never be glossed over.  This is pavlov's dog: you ring the bell and bring out the food. We're all still eating but also experiencing acute mental anguish. 

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hey so, here's something that might help with the gamepad stuff - Steam has built-in controller support that supports most PC gamepads, where you can rebind buttons and keys to anything on the controller. might help solve the problems you have with Xinput and 3rd-party controller emulators. its a huge, super in-depth thing that i feel like almost nobody knows about, and it works with essentially any Steam game, too.

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I don't object to you using an old controller, but I do weep to see anyone using a controller with one of those disgraceful blob d-pads.

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Good to see you're back Ross. By the way, I think you should do more episodes like this, where you quickly review more than one game. Because I feel that there's a lot of games that deserve to be in the show, but at the same time don't present much material for a full Game Dungeon episode.

Anyway, here's my thoughts on the games you covered:

  1. Camp Sunshine - Somewhat reminds me of Ao Oni, maybe due to the fact that you can hide to avoid the monster/killer, big difference is that in Ao Oni that CAN backfire if the monster is right behind you. Anyway, this doesn't look like a bad game overall, but not one I'm interested at the moment.
  2. Lakeview Cabin - I think the main problem with the Xbox controller is that I think they designed it more with analog sticks in mind, especially because not only the D-pad is in a awkward position, it's not as good as far as D-pads go. I've tried to run Fusion (a Genesis/Mega Drive emulator) using one, and I find it awful to imput directional commands. As for the game itself... Well, looking on the bright side, it doesn't look cryptic like a Sierra adventure game. (or the Pumpkinhead game)
  3. Halloween Harry (a.k.a. Alien Carnage) - Good to see a game that I suggested, even if it is for a short time. Despite me not considering it a bad game, I have to agree that it didn't aged well. One problem is the "fake" secrets that Ross mentioned, but I also would add that this game suffers from "Duke Nukem Syndrome", just like MANY PC platformers, in which the levels are maze-like but the game gives you very little to help you navigate and don't get lost.
  4. Still Not Dead - Since you liked this game, I think you should try Ziggurat. It's a Rogue-like/FPS hybrid, and everytime you level up you choose skills randomly. It has a different approach, since it's more about exploring randomly-generated level to find the Boss and proceed to the next one (like a regular Rogue-like), but that's the game that came to my mind when I saw this video. My only complaint about it is that EXP is dropped as a item that CAN disappear, instead of being instantly earned. On the plus side, this game has evil carrots.
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10 hours ago, Kaiosama TLJ said:

 I think the main problem with the Xbox controller is that I think they designed it more with analog sticks in mind, especially because not only the D-pad is in a awkward position, it's not as good as far as D-pads go. I've tried to run Fusion (a Genesis/Mega Drive emulator) using one, and I find it awful to imput directional commands.

when i see an xbox 360 controller all i can think of is this

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they tried to make a controller, but instead came up with that hand breaking monstrosity

i wouldn't be surprised if the xbox team was just sadistic enough to take inspiration from the N64 controller

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i had to play through goldeneye and superman 64 with this thing, fuck this piece of shit

HOW ARE YOU EVEN SUPPOSED TO HOLD IT??? WHAT EVEN IS THAT THING SUPPOSED TO BE ANYWAY

WHAT WAS THE DESIGN TEAM THINKING

 

GUYS I AM NOT AN OCTOPUS, I CAN'T JUST GROW A THIRD ARM OUT OF MY ASS

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On 10/27/2018 at 7:51 AM, Presence said:

I don't object to you using an old controller, but I do weep to see anyone using a controller with one of those disgraceful blob d-pads.

That's a issue I have with the XBox 360 controller.

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On 10/28/2018 at 1:23 PM, RaTcHeT302 said:

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Eh? I don't find the Xbox controller to be that awful, it's just the D-pad that sucks balls and it's on an awkward position.

The N64 controller on the other hand... Yeah, I will not argue that.

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