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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

KoopaTV Live Reacts: Nintendo Treehouse Live | E3 2018: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Challenge Battle Mode

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Welcome to Wednesday. Featuring a character cameo.

We're happy that, by reading this, it means you came back to KoopaTV after our adventurous Tuesday at E3 2018!

(Follow the whole E3 2018 schedule here!

Rawk and I are here to give you some insight on Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Challenge Battle Mode, and by that I mean Rawk, since he's the resident Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expert. As is typical for Nintendo's Treehouse Live so far, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has to show up in every segment, so that's first. But it features more King Bowser Koopa win screens!

[11:45 AM] RawkHawk2010: wooooo power's out

[11:45 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh.

[11:45 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's nice.

[11:45 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uh...

[11:45 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: do I just solo this?

[11:45 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Want to note that Nintendo's "waiting to start" music is a Smash 4/Splatoon playlist)

[11:46 AM] RawkHawk2010: BACK ON

[11:46 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Or maybe it's Ultimate which has Smash 4's music plus Splatoon's for its stage)

[11:47 AM] RawkHawk2010: If it cuts out again I'll have to stream it 3G on the tablet (while logging on the phone) and  likely destroy the monthly data plan.

[11:47 AM] RawkHawk2010: Remember when "unlimited data" was a bonus?

[11:47 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm gonna go with no.

[11:48 AM] RawkHawk2010: But then mobile carriers decided that was a horrible idea?

[11:48 AM] RawkHawk2010: It was back in like, 2010.

[11:50 AM] RawkHawk2010: wtf NTDOY is down six percent

[11:50 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's the lowest it's been in 2018!

[11:51 AM] RawkHawk2010: Ugh

[11:51 AM] RawkHawk2010: Oh well

[11:51 AM] RawkHawk2010: Can't worry about that atm.

[11:52 AM] RawkHawk2010:

[11:53 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...

[11:55 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: DK Rap Melee in the stream.

[11:56 AM] RawkHawk2010: link

[11:56 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa:

[11:58 AM] RawkHawk2010: I still dunno who noisycroak is

[11:59 AM] RawkHawk2010: Or if they've done anything Nintendo-related besides this main theme.

[11:59 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa:

[11:59 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Apparently, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.

[12:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: Sakamoto was the supervisor but he was on PMD2 and not that, so hmm.

[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AHH STREAM START

[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Eric, Dimetrius, JC, and Chiko.

[12:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: OOOOOOH

[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC.

[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Super Mari0 Party.

[12:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: CHALLENGE BATTLE MODE

[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But first, more Smash!

[12:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: IT'S HERE

[12:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: I'VE WAITED MONTHS

[12:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: I know y'all've heard me mention it.

[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, go wait another hour.

[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: DONKEY KONG

[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Versus Marth.

[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *Demetrius

[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Vs. Smiddy.

[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Eric = Smiddy)

[12:01 PM] RawkHawk2010: Once again

[12:01 PM] RawkHawk2010: Not satisfied with DK's lips.

[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're showing off air-dodging.

[12:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And short-hop attacks.

[12:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Which I'm not sure why they're acting like that's a new feature, unless Sakurai made it easier to short-hop attack in this game.

[12:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Something that's bothered me is that, like in Smash 64, the sound effects are exaggerated compared to the actual knockback.

[12:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So Donkey Kong's jab sounds like it'll launch Marth really far, but he's just being hit a foot away.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Donkey Kong jab Marth
Donkey Kong jabbing Marth. (He won't go far.)

[12:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And this is a thing that other characters have too, like Mari0.

[12:05 PM] RawkHawk2010: I miss 64 sounds.

[12:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I know being against the 64 sounds is an unpopular opinion.

[12:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But that's how I am.

[12:06 PM] RawkHawk2010: I'm glad DK's fur isn't like, uh......

[12:06 PM] RawkHawk2010:

[12:06 PM] RawkHawk2010: ^ yeah

[12:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Get that crap outta here.

[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They mentioned throw cancel, but they can't demonstrate it.

[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: No one knows which damage is the "normal" rate of damage.

[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 1v1s or FFas.

[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: OFF-SCREEN RADAR is official name of the box.

[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Allows you to learn the stage."

[12:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Chiko talks for the first time.

[12:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I have a question. I suck at this game. Do these techniques help casual players?"

[12:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Apparently short-hop attacks got streamlined by having you do them by pressing jump and attack at the same time, as opposed to quickly tapping jump and then tapping attack.

[12:09 PM] RawkHawk2010: That sounds hard.

[12:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Which one?

[12:10 PM] RawkHawk2010: Jumping and attacking at the same exact time.

[12:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pressing two buttons simultaneously, or pressing two buttons at different times with different levels of finesse?

[12:10 PM] RawkHawk2010: First.

[12:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's harder than the second??

[12:11 PM] RawkHawk2010: Two face buttons with the same thumb yeah.

[12:11 PM] RawkHawk2010: It'd be easier if you mapped jump and attack to the shoulder buttons.

[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Which you can do.

[12:11 PM] RawkHawk2010: Do you?

[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: No,

[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I map the Y button to grab, and C-stick to tilts.

[12:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But the C-sticks on my GameCube controls are kinda non-responsive.

[12:12 PM] RawkHawk2010: I wanna see DK's FS again.

[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Are you upset that, of their possible options, it replaces Donkey Konga with Jungle Beat?

[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Or do you see the punches as a callback to Donkey Kong Country Returns?

[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With DK punching the moon or the bosses?

[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: BOWSER VS. NESS GAMEPLAY

[12:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: I'd have to see it again to know if it can qualify as both.

[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: KING DAAAAAD ON STREAM

[12:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: I think audio makes it explicitly Jungle Beat

[12:14 PM] RawkHawk2010: In any case, don't really care.

[12:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Bowser gets very easy KO on Ness.

[12:14 PM] RawkHawk2010: Getting rid of the Donkey Konga is a positive no matter what.

[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I wonder if Bowser still has Tough Guy.


[12:15 PM] RawkHawk2010: Is that a taunt?

[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: No, it gives Bowser armour against weak moves at low percents.

[12:15 PM] RawkHawk2010: oh

[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Added in Smash 4.

[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It lets him attack while being rapid-jabbed or PK-fired.

[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Smiddy isn't grabbing at all.

[12:16 PM] RawkHawk2010: Sounds like Broly.

[12:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Or Whirling Fortressing.

[12:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ness has a new Up-Air?

[12:16 PM] RawkHawk2010: Does Smiddy know how to use Specials?

[12:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He knows how to down-b.

[12:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Okay, up-air is no longer a combo throw for Bowser.

[12:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: THat's Bowser's whole meta-game.

[12:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: YEEEES

[12:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Bowser dropkick for the win.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bowser victory screen crying slamming ground fist
Bowser looks like he might cry tears of joy.

[12:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Treehousers are making fun of Sakurai for his "PoR Ike and RD Ike sound different" claim.

[12:18 PM] RawkHawk2010: PoR Ike sounds like one of the Phoenix Wrights.

[12:19 PM] RawkHawk2010: After so long this Ike looks so much like a little kid.

[12:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ike just Quick Draw'd through a platform.

[12:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah, this Ike looks very scrawny.

[12:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But he's still holding Ragnell with one arm.

[12:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: How long is Demetrius gonna wear that suit jacket before sweating all over it?

[12:23 PM] RawkHawk2010: "I love you like a play-cousin"?

[12:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I think 1v1s are normal damage, and free-for-alls are reduced.

[12:24 PM] RawkHawk2010: Really don't see the appeal of free-for-all without items, much less for uhhh five whole minutes.

[12:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And on Skyworld.

[12:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Skyworld is a baaaaad stage that keeps appearing since Brawl.

[12:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's in Smash 4, too, and it's plagued with weird 8-bit Kid Icarus music and hurts ears.

[12:25 PM] RawkHawk2010: I liked it with bomb items on high because of all the utter destruction.

[12:25 PM] RawkHawk2010: And yeah.

[12:26 PM] RawkHawk2010: Pre-Uprising Kid Icarus music SUCKS.

[12:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Bowser's Bowser Bomb still breaks shields.

[12:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Flying Slam now has an explosion when you land the slam.

[12:28 PM] RawkHawk2010: Bowsercide

[12:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Boo Pit won.

[12:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: No swear jar.

[12:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Challenge Battle mode.

[12:29 PM] RawkHawk2010: YES

[12:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We'll keep it in the same log.

[12:29 PM] RawkHawk2010: Am I the only person in the Blast who's even touched the damn game?

[12:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: :x

[12:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Another off-screen Bowser win.

Nintendo E3 2018 booth Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bowser
Another Bowser victory!

[12:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He was breathing fire in his victory animation.

[12:32 PM] RawkHawk2010: Keep in mind XC2's accepted spoiler policy is so stupid that two of the five main party members (that all are with you waaaaay before the end of the game) are "spoilers".

[12:32 PM] RawkHawk2010: So I dunno ho-

[12:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We're back.

[12:32 PM] RawkHawk2010: Oh shit it's here.

[12:33 PM] RawkHawk2010: TORA

[12:33 PM] RawkHawk2010: Looking evil in the background.

[12:33 PM] RawkHawk2010: Okay they have Morag.

[12:33 PM] RawkHawk2010: Morag being a good guy is a spoiler.

[12:33 PM] RawkHawk2010: good girl*

[12:33 PM] RawkHawk2010: cutscene

[12:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: English voice-acting.

[12:34 PM] RawkHawk2010: WHAT

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Challenge Battle Mode Shulk Fiora cutscene
IT'S SHULK AND FIORA. From the first Xenoblade Chronicles.

[12:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf Shulk

[12:34 PM] RawkHawk2010: da fuq

[12:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Monado.

[12:34 PM] RawkHawk2010: "I don't know what's going on"

[12:34 PM] RawkHawk2010: me neither

[12:34 PM] RawkHawk2010: wtf

[12:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "What is Challenge Battle mode?"

[12:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Nopon  arch-sage, and do challenges. Get treasures and items.

[12:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Shulk and the other girl are blades.

[12:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: Kasandra may be engaged to Kasandra.

[12:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Fiora.

[12:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: Erm

[12:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: to Morag*

[12:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Shulk is to Rex, and Fiora to Nia.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Shulk blade artwork characters screen
Shulk's art style in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

[12:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: Shulk and Fiora can't be removed from this realm.

[12:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I dunno wot that means.

[12:36 PM] RawkHawk2010: Can't be removed from this mode they just entered.

[12:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So are these challenges just fetch quests?

[12:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Enemies in waves.

[12:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Ether Cubes" collect.

[12:38 PM] RawkHawk2010: Treehousers need to let us read.

[12:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So how is this different than Pokémon Quest?

[12:39 PM] RawkHawk2010: Grabbing quickly-disappearing items is a feature

[12:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And where's Shulk?

[12:40 PM] RawkHawk2010: He's somewhere.

[12:40 PM] RawkHawk2010: On Nia.

[12:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Level scaledown depending on your challenge.

[12:40 PM] RawkHawk2010: Items disappearing quickly is supposed to be a flaw that plagues the main game itself

[12:40 PM] RawkHawk2010: But now it's a feature

[12:40 PM] RawkHawk2010: lmao

[12:41 PM] RawkHawk2010: Buffalo

[12:41 PM] RawkHawk2010: (not a cow)

[12:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: moo :heart:

[12:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Gostell Buloofo doesn't have eyes.


[12:41 PM] RawkHawk2010: BUT

[12:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He doesn't look like a moo but a dinosaur with fur.

[12:41 PM] RawkHawk2010: We couldn't see it

[12:41 PM] RawkHawk2010: Cuz Treehouseers were covering it

[12:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Can't collect all of these cubes in-time.

[12:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But he collected enough to be able to open all the chests.

[12:42 PM] RawkHawk2010: There's nowhere for a talking-Treehosuers box to actually be placed on this screen.

[12:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Success!

[12:43 PM] RawkHawk2010: Dudes aren't letting us read the stuff!

[12:44 PM] RawkHawk2010: Dunno what Noponstones do.

[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is he gonna collect the money on the side?

[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Okay good.

[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Noponstones unlock new outfits.

[12:44 PM] RawkHawk2010: OUTFITS

[12:44 PM] RawkHawk2010: WHAT?!?!?!?!

[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uh...are you okay?

[12:44 PM] RawkHawk2010: Outfits.

[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Disguised Pyra outfit.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Disguised Pyra Gormotti hood DLC
Disguised Pyra with her Gormotti hood.

[12:45 PM] RawkHawk2010: dat Gormotti hood

[12:45 PM] RawkHawk2010: Everyone wanted that back.

[12:45 PM] RawkHawk2010: And now she's not 75% naked.

[12:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Shulk is a tank.

[12:46 PM] RawkHawk2010: Dunno what Shulk is in XC1

[12:47 PM] RawkHawk2010: Well

[12:47 PM] RawkHawk2010: He can change I guess.

[12:47 PM] RawkHawk2010: Akhos.

[12:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Torna's Finest"

[12:48 PM] RawkHawk2010: "There's no shame in being an extra." - Akhos

[12:48 PM] RawkHawk2010: (He didn't just say that, but it's a quote.)

[12:48 PM] RawkHawk2010: wtf

[12:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Shulk keeps passing the Monado back and forth between Rex and Shulk.

[12:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Shulk's moves are from the first Xenoblade Chronicles.

[12:48 PM] RawkHawk2010: So when I said someone would steal E3's Monado, Rex stole it.

[12:48 PM] RawkHawk2010: Good to know.

[12:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: FAILURE

[12:49 PM] RawkHawk2010: Treehouser wants to stress how difficult these are.

[12:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He game over'd.

[12:49 PM] RawkHawk2010: btw

[12:49 PM] RawkHawk2010: This place is what I predicted a while back would be the XC2 Smash stage.

[12:49 PM] RawkHawk2010: Looks better at night.

[12:50 PM] RawkHawk2010: Supernova

[12:50 PM] RawkHawk2010: "Allow me to change the script." - Akhos

[12:50 PM] RawkHawk2010: (He did just say that.)

[12:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They have the cube things, but Rex got shackled.

[12:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And now the cubes disappeared.

[12:51 PM] RawkHawk2010: Rex's got Knuckle Claws.

[12:51 PM] RawkHawk2010: I like how Patroka is just back there...watching.

[12:52 PM] RawkHawk2010: Well not anymore.


[12:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Poppi Buster.

[12:53 PM] RawkHawk2010: Chain Attack

[12:53 PM] RawkHawk2010: Was wondering when they'd use that.

[12:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is the whole tether energy beam between blade and dude like the tether between teammates in ARMS?

[12:53 PM] RawkHawk2010: No

[12:54 PM] RawkHawk2010: It just represents how much your Blade is powering you.

[12:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He's not getting the cubes from the first dude going down.

[12:54 PM] RawkHawk2010: When it turns gold it's at max affinity.

[12:54 PM] RawkHawk2010: But it's not some kind of tether.

[12:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: Although you don't run too far away from it

[12:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: The Treehouser should win now.

[12:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: Shulk Level 4.

[12:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: Oh yeah

[12:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: Bear

[12:56 PM] RawkHawk2010: We saw a bear.

[12:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's ANOTHER WAVE?

[12:56 PM] RawkHawk2010: MALOS

[12:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's special battles where you play as other people, like Jin.

[12:57 PM] RawkHawk2010: Pit of 100 Trials XC2 Edition

[12:57 PM] RawkHawk2010: Except one Pit

[12:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Which apparently happened off-screen in the story

[12:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "When is this coming out?"

[12:58 PM] RawkHawk2010: ACCCK

[12:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "This Challenge Battle mode is coming out officially on Friday, or Thursday night at 10 PM."

[12:58 PM] RawkHawk2010: NOT TODAY

[12:58 PM] RawkHawk2010: BUT

[12:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: HAHAHA YOU SAID IT'D BE TODAY.

[12:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: IT GOT OCTOLING EXPANSION'D

How interesting will Super Mario Party be? And what is coming next, further into the day? Stay tuned to KoopaTV!

Since this is the first log of Wednesday, the log before this was the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from last night.
Super Mario Party is next, and it was more interesting to watch than expected.
Did you want to see the Torna DLC? That gets to show up here.

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