That makes me wonder why they didn't make another great Battle Frontier, as fans seemed to enjoy it a lot. Also, nowadays, the 'hardcore' fans are usually so fast with the main story, so it would be really nice to add some cool post-game battling options.
I used Tsareena/Fruyal in my Sun playthrough and it was really cool to play with it. As for Ultramoon, i haven't played in two weeks or so, so there's no new addition to my team yet. But it's been a busy time lately, hopefully this will change again soon so i'll have more time to play it again.
It really was a missed opportunity. Here's hope they add it to the next game, as i would love to play with it again.
Okay, that's true, it's actually cool to have a 'real' city in a game, as most other towns are way too small to be called 'town' IMO
But as you say, the camera angle really made it so awful to coordinate where you are so i was lost like 99% of the time!
Oh wow! How many hours do you have now? As i said above, i didn't play in the last two weeks or so, so i'm still under 10 hours
Also, i have to add as well that any video game time = Pokémon time for me as well, so i basically NEVER play video games lately...
In an interview around the time ORAS
came out, Junichi Masuda (the Producer of ORAS
, and Producer/Director of many main series games over the years) kind of addressed the lower difficulty and lack of Battle Frontiers in recent games with a response like: "everyone is very busy and young people have various means of entertainment. Using smartphones and other devices they can access a great number of games, so the time they dedicate to a single game is less than in the past."
That seems to boil down to "kids/most of our audience just wouldn't bother with it", and he might have a point there...but it still would've been MUCH appreciated by older fans to at least include the original Frontier in ORAS
(and it might've hooked younger players more than he expected.) You make a great point too, given how many players really rush through the main story now, it seems like they should give MORE reasons for people to keep playing in the post-game and not FEWER reasons. Ha, yeah, I can understand not having much gaming time with all the holiday madness these past couple weeks, but hopefully Ultra Moon
manages to suck you back in now that things are calming down again. One complaint that I've seen a lot about USUM
is that the big story changes from SuMo
don't really appear until the climax, which makes it tougher for people who already played through SuMo
to stay interested in USUM
until the big new plot points pop up.
Ha, yeah - I can understand how it's not much fun to explore a city if you spend most of the time getting frustrated by simply trying to get where you want to go. Hopefully the Switch will make it possible to include massive cities that are ALSO clear to understand/navigate.
I haven't picked up Ultra Sun
in a few days due to having friends in town for New Year's Eve, but I think I'm close to 100 hours
Aw...well, although I don't really believe in the idea that people HAVE to give up video games in order to be proper responsible adults, if you're just naturally losing interest in them and preferring to spend your free time elsewhere, I can't be TOO mad/disappointed about that
Just don't change TOO much on me now!
Well, i wanted to wish him and his family a Merry Christmas. But he was faster and already wish me and my loved ones a Merry Christmas on the 23rd, so i wrote him back and wish him and his loved ones the same. That was all
And, he is celebrating it, as his family is catholic and always go to the church on the 24th.
Ha, that was pretty early of him! I guess he really wanted to beat you to it
Did you ever go to church with him/his family back when you were dating? Actually, I don't think I've ever really asked about religion in your life (if you're even religious at all...?)
You're also into J-Pop artists, are you? There are just a few i would have liked to listen to, maybe i just had bad luck with them
**Nod** I don't have a HUGE J-Pop collection (only around 100-200 songs in my library), but K-Pop has gotten more of my attention the past couple years due to it making more headlines (Billboard posts articles about K-Pop acts pretty often, even though they still don't have much of a presence on the Hot 100/main charts) and popping up on iTunes charts more often.
Tansike wrote:I don't know. Definitely smoking as less as possible is a New Year's Resolution, but already saying i will quit would be wrong, as i definitely wouldn't quit that way.
Ha, I feel that. Resolutions can be fun to talk/joke about, but making actual lasting change in your life takes SO much more than just watching the date change from Dec 31 to Jan 1
The few times that I've actually managed to break bad habits/start good habits had nothing to do with New Year's.
Tansike wrote:Oh sure, you need to check that one out! I mean, you loved her last album, did you?
Same with me. There'll be no new entries on the Album Charts at all tomorrow, but Christmas releases will benefit a lot as i was super busy lately and often just played my current Christmas Playlist in the background.
I actually haven't heard her last album in full either
but I did really love "Only Love Can Hurt Like This" (No. 1 peak, 19 weeks total on my chart.) I finally added Beautiful Trauma
to my library on Friday, but it's not hooking me all that much, so I might move onto The Architect
Tansike wrote:Good question... i never really looked this up, but it was always clear to me which one is the longest running album on the charts. I just made a research and here are all albums which spent 40+ weeks on the chart:
Thanks for being so thorough! Lindsey's quite the longevity queen, with three albums inside the Top 15 of that list!
Tansike wrote:Yes, RFI definitely showed good longevity now. I think i also like both equally as much, depends on the mood.
Interesting! I guess I should've expected that, since both hit No. 1 and RFI is on track to last basically as long as LWYMMD did. LYWMMD still does more for me, but RFI would probably rank inside my reputation
Top 5 too (maybe No. 6 or 7 at the lowest.)
Oh yeah, now i remember that we were talking about her Christmas releases last year! I just fell in love with "Christmas & Chill" again, such a great EP, and "Christmas Kisses" is great too. Would have been cool if she would have released another EP this year, so it would have been a new Christmas EP every two years and always between her proper studio albums...
You still don't like "Love Is Everything", do you? That one is still my favorite one, though "Santa Tell Me" already comes close for me.
Yeah! It already feels like the Dangerous Woman
era ended forever ago (granted, I guess the Manchester tragedy probably played a role in that too), so another Christmas EP would've definitely helped the wait/gap feel shorter.
Ha, maybe next Christmas I'll finally see the light when it comes to that track...
1 (2) Lindsey Stirling – Carol Of The Bells
2 (1) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Out Of The Darkness
) Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha – Home
4 (3) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon
) Katy Perry – Hey Hey Hey
6 (13) Gwen Stefani feat. Blake Shelton – You Make It Feel Like Christmas
12 (12) Rita Ora – Anywhere *G*
17 (17) Paloma Faith – Guilty
18 (25) Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me *G*
19 (16) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You *G*
22 (19) Marina Kaye – Something
24 (21) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *P*
25 (22) Halsey – Bad At Love
29 (32) Kerli – Spirit Animal *P*
31 (29) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You *G*
) Bebe Rexha – I Got You *G*
33 (28) Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
34 (35) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
35 (24) Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? *G*
36 (26) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves37 (20)
Charli XCX feat. Tove Lo & ALMA – Out Of My Head
38 (37) Halsey – Now Or Never *P*
39 (36) Selena Gomez – Bad Liar *P*
40 (31) Kesha – Praying *P*
• Ha, damn, Lindsey came SO close to finally sending a Christmas song to No. 1 the week OF Christmas
At least she got to spend another a week on top before all the festive songs vanish (unless they cling on longer than I'm expecting...? I usually stop playing any holiday stuff pretty much entirely the day after Christmas.)
• I just checked out "Home" for the first time, and although it's not really clicking right away, MGK looks pretty damn good in those scenes of him getting out of the car at the beginning of the video.
• Looks like the "Hey Hey Hey" video had a pretty positive impact on you? A No. 5 debut seems pretty high, since I didn't think you were too crazy about the song before (it wasn't your least favorite, but definitely not one of your favorites either?) I think the first three Witness
singles all went Top 3 (and at least Gold?) here, so we'll see how it compares to those in the long run...
• Aw, so the "Home" and year-end effect helped "I Got You", but not poor "Meant To Be."
• I voted "It's good how it is" in the poll, since I think including the chart runs is helpful (especially since I sometimes mix up how songs performed on different people's charts)...but if it would save you a lot of time/stress to not include them every week, your chart would still be just as fun to follow! I think they're a nice bonus, but they're not absolutely necessary for enjoying and understanding your chart.
Yet another chart that rings my bell, Tansike!