"Nighttime walks are so nice, aren't they?!" says this sweet little pooch in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, image courtesy of Heavyarms_Kai. Try telling that to either of my dogs, who stubbornly refuse to leave their leather thrones when it comes time for walkies - especially if it's dark.
They get dragged out for an hour every day regardless, much to their displeasure. No fair weather dog walking here, boys!
Looking "all style and no substance" to the Ninty loving Staff Writer, his thoughts weren't met with much opposition, Kai simply admitting rose-tinted glasses and a love for the Persona series play a part in his anticipation.
I'm looking forward to seeing the illusive NX for the first time, and desperately hoping it'll blow me away so that I can purchase my first Nintendo console since the GameCube. Expectations might be unreasonably high, mind, as I'm hoping for Zelda, Pikmin 4 and a new Metroid at launch. A guy can dream. Rob agrees it'll take something special after the Wii U to get people onboard; be it a similarly strong launch line-up, a "powerhouse" of a machine, or an "interesting concept". The latter seems most likely, definition of 'interesting' pending.
Editor James "Decent Jam" Parry's feature on fond Pokémon memories went live this week as part of the series' ongoing 20th anniversary celebration. Pokémon is always a popular subject, evidenced in the round-ups from last week and a fortnight ago, and this week was no different, as Jaime Rodriguez took to Facebook to share his favourite memory.
Moving away from The Big N, everyone shared in their shock and offering of well wishes following the news of Fable Legends' cancellation and developer Lionhead's impending closure. Promising indie studio Press Play would also fall victim to the Microsoft cull. Plasma wing sums up the feeling in the thread with an apt whilst oxymoronic statement.
Very unexpected and sad news, hopefully everyone at Lionhead and Press Play find themselves a new job soon.
Honestly not too bothered about the loss of Legends really...
Those of us with hands on experience of Fable Legends haven't been devastated to lose access to the pre-release game, instead looking ahead to where the Microsoft owned IP might go next. Unanimous decision goes to a proper RPG (no more dodgy spin-offs) developed by the folks at Rare in order to maintain the trademark British charm and humour.
Just as some community members had expressed concerns prior to Fable Legends' cancellation, they have for the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Conversation broke out in the films thread with the release of the first trailer, which you can catch below if you've missed it thus far.
Concern is too generous a term, actually, it was lambasted by users.
How bad must you suck when 30 year old effects are more convincing.
Said Heavyarms_Kai, whilst the ever articulate TippiestRook commented:
That trailer is pure shi*e.
Thanks for the contribution, Tippy.
Gaming feats of the week go to PTC l1am and bongmaster00. Liam hit a perfect bullseye in a game of prehistoric darts in Far Cry Primal (review here). Bongmaster, meanwhile, managed to tame a Giganotosaurus in Ark: Survival Evolved - as he notes, stood behind it are indeed a T-Rex and a mammoth to offer a sense of scale. Bloody hell.
Confused Johnny wraps us up this week by putting things into perspective to cure PTC Crisco's ailments.
My house is broken. My hoover won't hoover, I may have borked my kettle and my lightbulbs are melting.
As long as [your] Xbox and Internet work then your house is fine, nothing is broken!