Total Control Ep 69: Buyers Remorse From Dead or Alive Xtreme 3

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

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Total Control

Welcome to episode 69 of Total Control, oprainfall’s official podcast. Recorded on April 2, join Azario Lopez, Joe Sigidal, Vanille O’Neal, and Chris Melchin as they talk about Link’s gender and whether Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 provided a fun playing experience. Also discuss, Kingdom Hearts Unchained, Tales of Link, The Firefly Diary PC, Nights of Azure, and Star Dew Valley.

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The intro to Total Control was made by Anime Chris.

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  • KissDisqus

    “Fun”
    Pfft I doubt anyone purchased the game expecting something fun. It’s exactly what it’s advertised as. Even with the scathing reviews DOAX3 has gotten people are still going to purchase without deluding themselves it’s anything but fap bait.

    • azariosays

      And it’s good at being fap bait maybe the scenes coulda been a little longer, but what the team was shooting for they pulled off. The funnest part was the casino though because it was the only place I wasn’t timed and didn’t last 10 seconds.

  • Mr0303

    Shame to hear that none of Hotaru no Nikki’s flaws were addressed in the PC version. It makes sense that Vanille would quit half way through. I endured through the entire game against my better judgement.

    In fairness Digimon S4 is not that bad. In fact it is the third best season – it goes 1, 3, 4, 5, 2.

    • Vanille O’neal

      Hotaru no Nikki just felt a bit forced. It induced that addictive “just one more try” mentality that makes puzzle games fun to play, but then negated it by making the playable character slow as molasses.

      It’s the transformation sequences that made Digimon Frontier a dream come true for me. I don’t think I could sit through a season of Digimon without spirit evolutions.

    • Mr0303

      The problem with the “just one more try” approach was that you had to start from the middle of the level and as you mentioned Mion is the slowest character in gaming history, which added hours to the game.

      You could give season 3 (Tamers) a try – it is the first one that introduced the spirit evolutions and the writing is quite good.

  • tBanzai

    I got the three hundred dollar bundle. I have no regrets.