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Heather's Handhelds

Postby Paul » 12 Jan 2015, 09:20

Sure, other streams dabble with handheld gaming from time to time, but to Heather a mobile console is serious business. Join her as she introduces you (and co-host Kathleen) to some of her handheld favourites, new and old.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby AdmiralMemo » 13 Jan 2015, 13:01

I wake up sick 45 minutes into the "game"... which is apparently more along the lines of a Watch & Play "game"...
It appears to be less of a "game" than watching some stupid anime set in Paris.
Not a promising start to this show...
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby Jenelmo » 13 Jan 2015, 13:37

The game is a stupid Layton/pokemon clone but i like the "show"
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby Can't Wear Hats » 13 Jan 2015, 14:01

Much in the vein of GPLP, making fun of the game has been very enjoyable so far. :)
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby empath » 13 Jan 2015, 14:01

Game cheap ripoff-mashup...stream cutting and incisive fun.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby AdmiralMemo » 13 Jan 2015, 14:56

I guess I'm the oddball, then. With two exceptions, I watch LRL for the games. The first exception is Alex's streams. He seems to override "bad and/or boring" game in my brain somehow. The second is Graham. He doesn't do it as consistently, but there have been times. Cam, Beej, Heather, and Kathleen, as great and funny as they are, have failed to do so, so far at least.

I don't know. Maybe it's just me. :|
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby Mr.Wizard » 13 Jan 2015, 15:01

Only got to see the last hour of the show (will go back and watch the replay later) but what I saw I enjoyed. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby korvys » 13 Jan 2015, 15:22

I'm sure you don't need me to tell you, but you don't *have* to watch every show, Memo. In fact, given the new schedule, it would be more than a full time job, with overtime, to do so.

You're not going to like everything, and life's too short to subject yourself to stuff you don't like.

I mostly watch the ones with Graham, with Cam, or with Paul, and some of Alex's. The others only if they're a game I like. I'll have to check this one out, when I get a chance.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 13 Jan 2015, 15:45

I made this Layton puzzle for you to work out:

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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby romangoro » 13 Jan 2015, 16:03

I had a lot of fun hearing H&K make fun of the awful game and helping them out with the rest of chat. That being said, I hope they have better luck next game, because mono-bad games wouldn't be fun, really.

I think this is going to be one of the streams where I prefer it when the game is not too engaging. I think I liked Beej's show when he was playing Paper Mario, since that lead to more conversations with Heather and with chat about whatever, as opposed to Shadowrun where they're more focused on the game itself.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby AdmiralMemo » 13 Jan 2015, 16:24

korvys wrote:I'm sure you don't need me to tell you, but you don't *have* to watch every show, Memo. In fact, given the new schedule, it would be more than a full time job, with overtime, to do so.
I know, I know, but LRL is the only socialization I usually ever get, and everyone's telling me to be more sociable, especially in the Depression thread.

Also, it might not bother me as much if Chat didn't endlessly make reference jokes. If I don't understand the reference, it's just confusing and frustrating and I get angry. Like, it took me 5 months to find time to watch Zoo Race. That's 5 months of anger at nigh-endless "RACE ME, HANNAH!" jokes that I had no clue why it was supposed to be funny. (A similar thing happened on a smaller time-scale regarding the ridiculous amount of "Pudding!" jokes from Hatoful Boyfriend.)

So, it's either catch the funny thing at the time it happens or get locked out of the "cool kids clique" that is Chat.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby korvys » 13 Jan 2015, 16:31

I felt the same with some Desert Bus memes, but ultimately, there's enough memes to go around. Don't know why Alex says "I'm a horse now"? That's ok, in 2 minutes the chat will be talking about "Stopping Powar!" or whatever.

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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby AdmiralMemo » 13 Jan 2015, 17:02

I replied in the general thread, since this got a bit off-topic.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby RedNightmare » 14 Jan 2015, 00:03

That game was so bad. I am sorry I was a bit loud in chat, I was just really frustrated about all the wasted art and music. that writing *shudders*

The streamers were great though, Heather and Kathleen make a great team. Can't wait to see what they can do with a good game.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby MowDownJoe » 03 Feb 2015, 16:19

I really hate to be making this post, mostly because a couple of days ago I listened to a Twitch streamer on a different channel get into a bit about Backseat Gaming. But considering my memories of this game being charming but simple (in comparison to that game that I keep harping on about that DreamRift made when they were all still EA employees, Henry Hatsworth & the Puzzling Adventure), and I'm surprised that Heather has been having difficulty... well, let me see if I can't drag some advice for this game out of my memories of it. (Although, honestly, I regret sending this game away on Goozex so long ago. I liked it, but less than Henry Hatsworth.)

  • This game kind of expects you to have some knowledge of the games its inspired by, or at the bare minimum, knowledge of Henry Hatsworth. I mainly bring this up because of a little skill that people familiar with Mega Man X know all too well: the dash-jump. Use your dash, then jump during the dash. You cover a lot of ground this way. I seem to recall using this on the Lobster fight to avoid the rolling attack.
  • If you're set on using the Tounge Jump to dodge that roller, maybe consider using your off-camera grinding time to master it by leveling that form until you master that skill, then move it into a different form. Find a form with good stats (Stamina is nice if you're just using Chomp to spam his abilities.) and add some nice Mastered abilities to him. Find a set that fits your playstyle. Something defensive? Something offensive? A mix of the two? (I didn't have nearly as many forms available to me by this point, I should note. Like... I didn't have Baby Light form available until near the end of the game. I thought it was more important to master abilities & traits as opposed to unlocking forms.)
  • Maybe it's just me and my tendency to keep every meter maxed out always, but I kept Chomp away when I didn't need him to save his stamina. In addition, I was fine with letting him eat whatever. 30 levels is a lot, and the forms people typically complain about missing are the Light/Dark forms near the end of each tree. Those require large amounts of specific items and can be annoying to grab. Really, as long as you're slightly cognizant of what items you need for a given form, let Chomp gorge on whatever so he can get some levels. Seriously, Chomp should always have something to do.

(And after this, you should try Henry Hatsworth. Though if you thought this game is hard, Henry Hatsworth will DESTROY you.)
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Postby TStodden » 06 Feb 2015, 02:40

I have to second Harry Hatsworth's Puzzling Adventure as it mashes up two games into one challenging combo: Standard Action / Adventure with Puzzle de Pon (aka Tetris Attack, Pokémon Puzzle League & Puzzle Planet League... last one being a DS title as well). Juggling between both screens will keep you on your toes.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby MowDownJoe » 07 Feb 2015, 12:32

As good of a game Henry Hatsworth is, it's brutally hard, and the death counter would skyrocket in the second half of the game. And it might not be fun to watch the final boss just because of all the deaths. I mean... phase 1 is a literal joke boss, but phase 2... I'm pretty sure I spend at least 2 or 3 hours, maybe more, trying to beat him, mostly because of all the dying. (He isn't a huge meat shield, but he hits like a truck and has several instant death moves. Also, he doesn't leave himself too exposed too often, IIRC.)
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby Omega Lairon » 03 Mar 2015, 14:56

Soo... this happened during today's stream

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(I know, not exactly the right version, but you get the point)
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby korvys » 03 Mar 2015, 16:39

They played Elite Beat Agents? I will have to go watch this now.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby Kapol » 03 Mar 2015, 17:00

They didn't play the US version. They played on the of the Japanese versions. But it was almost certainly the same line of games.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby korvys » 03 Mar 2015, 17:00

Oh, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, then. Omega Lairon's image is from EBA. Either way, super cool.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby Kapol » 03 Mar 2015, 17:26

Yea, I think it was Osu! The image is why I mentioned it though, since I knew that was from the US version.

On a related note, more EBA games in the US please.
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby empath » 03 Mar 2015, 17:42

it was Ouendan, yeah...I liked the 'dangerously stereotypical cultural silliness' that the game had; lighted my beleaguered mood... :J
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby LunarJade » 13 Mar 2015, 08:50

What are we gonna play next?

Stawpoll time! http://strawpoll.me/3860977
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Re: Heather's Handhelds

Postby Eric the Orange » 13 Mar 2015, 09:12

LunarJade wrote:What are we gonna play next?

Stawpoll time! http://strawpoll.me/3860977


If you want a quick game between larger games I suggest the Adventure Time one, It's only 4 hours long.

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