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Postby Bean » 8 months ago

YelseyKing wrote:Play it! It's good. :P
And I did play the fan game remake for over an hour this evening. Fun stuff. It's been a while since I've played a Metroid game without any guide. I seem to be a little better at finding stuff now than I was back in the day.

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Postby YelseyKing » 8 months ago

Bean wrote:
YelseyKing wrote:Play it! It's good. :P
And I did play the fan game remake for over an hour this evening. Fun stuff. It's been a while since I've played a Metroid game without any guide. I seem to be a little better at finding stuff now than I was back in the day.
One thing about AM2R is that it's pretty linear as Metroid games go... but then, so was the game it was based on. (And I know you said you prefer the more non-linear entries in the series.) There's optional stuff and more exploration than the original, though. I liked it, on the whole. In terms of getting 100% items, there's definitely nothing quite as crazy as stuff in Fusion, Zero Mission, and Prime 2.
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Postby Zha Hong Lang » 8 months ago

After putting down Freedom Planet to get my energy for it again, I decided to play Axiom Verge. I've gotten to the point where

you free the repair drones to heal the rusalkas

, and so far it's been really good. I've heard this being compared to Metroid, but it's really an entirely different game unto itself. Axiom Verge feels so much more... Alien.

I also really like some of its soundtrack. If you haven't played the game yet, just listen to this right here:


My only real complaint with the game so far is that the title screen and the intro music are too similar. Didn't really pull me into the feel of the game very well.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Sorel » 8 months ago

One thing that is a double edged sword about Axiom Verge is the fact that some really asinine and almost impossible-to-find-without-a-guide secrets exist. For some people it's just really dumb, but for me it gave me that classic "Videogames of old" feeling where you found out about stuff like this through other people instead of finding it easily in-game.
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Postby Bean » 8 months ago

YelseyKing wrote:One thing about AM2R is that it's pretty linear as Metroid games go... but then, so was the game it was based on. (And I know you said you prefer the more non-linear entries in the series.) There's optional stuff and more exploration than the original, though. I liked it, on the whole. In terms of getting 100% items, there's definitely nothing quite as crazy as stuff in Fusion, Zero Mission, and Prime 2.
Yeah, this additional stuff in AM2R is pretty fun. I still don't know how to open some doors where I see those statue things yet, but I'm hoping I figure it out soon enough. I'm already up to 86% items at this point. Well, I say already, but I'm nearing four hours at this point after playing longer than I thought I would tonight. Guess I want to complete that fully before going back to editing stuff again.

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Postby YelseyKing » 8 months ago

Bean wrote:I still don't know how to open some doors where I see those statue things yet, but I'm hoping I figure it out soon enough.
Like all good Metroidvanias, the purpose of those will be revealed in time. I've basically learned, if I can't figure out what something does, it'll probably become obvious later.

Though I could totally see raocow wasting large amounts of time trying to figure them out, thinking there's something obvious he's missing.
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Postby Practical » 8 months ago

I'm playing Spore right now, I've played it about ten times already and I'm getting better at the Civilization stage.
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Postby Zha Hong Lang » 8 months ago

Sorel wrote:One thing that is a double edged sword about Axiom Verge is the fact that some really asinine and almost impossible-to-find-without-a-guide secrets exist. For some people it's just really dumb, but for me it gave me that classic "Videogames of old" feeling where you found out about stuff like this through other people instead of finding it easily in-game.
So far I haven't had trouble progressing through the game normally, although I can imagine hard-to-find stuff like that existing very easily. I agree that it's something I really enjoy, especially since it goes with the whole "do it yourself" attitude the game carries. However, I also think it's something that can perhaps be improved upon, at least if it ever gets down to a Super Cat Planet level of absurdity. I really hate SCP for its poorly hinted, sometimes impossibly hard to get secrets.
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Postby SAJewers » 8 months ago

Playong more RCR:U. Got slightly annoyed by a set of "Race the NPC" events

(where you have to knock down NPC running away before they reach the end, in which point you fail and have to find them again)

. Otherwise loving it so far.

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Postby Bean » 8 months ago

Caved on the final five items I needed for 100% and used a map to find them. I doubt I would've found any of those on my own, so I'm glad I did. Anyway, AM2R is done and was a lot of fun. It had a couple of tough items to get, but I'm glad I got those ones without needing a guide. I loved all the neat callbacks to official games, and a lot of the added bosses and abilities definitely did add to the experience. It honestly felt like what Zero Mission was to the original Metroid to me.

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Postby YelseyKing » 8 months ago

I managed to find all the items in AM2R without a guide, but then, my strategy is essentially "drop power bombs everywhere and hope they reveal something". :P
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Postby Bean » 8 months ago

Yeah, most of my items I had to get were in places prior to picking up Power Bombs, and I wouldn't have thought to use them where the ones I was missing wound up being. Turns out completion percentage had no bearing on the ending picture anyway, just time. At nearly six hours, yeah, I got the easiest one. Fun times.

Also had a fun time playing the Switch tonight with a little Snipperclips and Super Bomberman R multiplayer action. Those Joycon controllers are so small when they're not hooked up to the tablet. It's just amazing to me. I should probably get ready for another round of editing in codes for the Switch in the one topic on this forum soon if anybody's picked one up.

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Postby SAJewers » 8 months ago

Playing more RCR:U, couldn't help but laugh when I saw this:


Also, holy crap that

milk mission

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Postby Bean » 8 months ago

Still playing through Super Bomberman R on co-op and also flew through Road Rash II recently because I felt like punching people on bikes. Like the first game, I did the first few levels legitimately, but once it hits level four, it's save state time because these titles get cheap near the end. 5-6 minute races with rubber band AI and more obstacles on the roads on top of that? Eh.

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Postby InsaneIntentions1 » 8 months ago

What's that smell? It's BLOOD(BORNE) having a ton of fun with it right now.
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Postby PixelPest » 8 months ago

I'm no hardcore gamer, still rockin' it on my DS Lite. Right now I'm trying to do a second three-star run of New Super Mario Bros. DS, complete the Spyro games, SM64, and a bit of Bomberman

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OK RCR:U, you got me:
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Anyway, made it to the final boss, but had to stop because he's currently bugged where

he can just indefinitely stunlock you until you die, and it's kinda unfair.

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Postby Bean » 8 months ago

Took down my first Switch game by beating Super Bomberman R a couple days ago. It was good, just not $50 good as there was a bit of input lag at times even offline. This was most notable in the ice world, but it was still good enough that I'd recommend it when it drops down to about half price down the road and especially if they can fix the online. It's not like I'm the one that bought that one anyway as I was content with waiting, so fine by me.

I'm also close to finishing up Road Rash 3 after starting it just a few days ago. Of the trilogy, this one is the most fun thanks to the new upgrade system. While I still went into save state mode starting with the fourth of five levels, I'm not throwing them down as much as the game is a little more fair in terms of car placement in this game. It still has its moments where it's cheap, but being able to upgrade bike abilities is a lot more fun than just dropping a huge amount of cash to a new ride. You don't have to do that or grind as much in this because of that, and that's why this is the most fun to play of the three to me by just a bit over the original.

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Postby SAJewers » 8 months ago

Finally beat River City Ransom Undergound this morning, after a patch fixed the final boss being able to infinitely juggle you.

Man, I wholly enjoyed this game. It's definitely not without its flaws and bugs, but despite that, I thought it was quite good. Well worth the $21.99 CDN, and good enough that I'm suggesting it in raocow's next patapon b-side poll (or, maybe get 3 other people and record/stream it as an extra thing).
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Zha Hong Lang » 8 months ago

A few days late, but I beat Axiom Verge.

The ending was definitely quite lackluster for all that the early game and midgame built up to. It comes off to me as rushed and incomplete, like the game was finished solely to reach the deadline for Sony's contract or something. (For those not in the know, the developer for the game was sponsored through Sony's pub fund) Since I don't know the details, (and the game was originally considered to launch even earlier than 2015) I wouldn't go around saying the release date was contracted, that's just my sentiment about the ending.

I can't concisely express all of my thoughts here, but what I will say is that if you like the gameplay of the first Metroid and Super, you'll be rather at home here. This game does not hold your hand, and it's my favourite thing about it. I don't recommend collecting all items since that's a pain in the butt, but completing the main game wasn't too difficult for me.

However, if you desire a Metroid-like story setting, do not buy this game. Axiom Verge has a nice sci-fi plot, but it has little to none of the same appeals as the Metroid series. Even if you don't care about Metroid, I wouldn't go into the game just for its story, either. The characters are mediocre at best, and really let down the value of the story overall. Buy this game only for gameplay.
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Postby Bean » 8 months ago

Because it was released on the PS4 recently, I'm now going through Ys Origin. My bro started it as Yunica, so I'm playing as Hugo. It's so weird playing one of these games as someone other than Adol, but it is a prequel game.

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Postby Slimeman01 » 8 months ago

So I finally upgraded to Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+, and on my first playthrough with

Eden

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Hush

while only getting hit once, then I proceeded to beat

Isaac

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Postby YelseyKing » 8 months ago

I decided I'd go back through the Zelda Oracle games, in order to complete my ring collection at long last. I did Ages->Seasons a couple years ago, so now it's time for Seasons->Ages. They sure did make it time consuming enough to get every ring. I have 61/64 of them, with the only three missing ones *being* the Seasons->Ages linked ones. Why am I doing this? Because I'm a perfectionist. :P
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Postby Alice » 8 months ago

I've been playing Nier: Automata. It's pretty interesting. I don't seem to have run into any of the common pc port issues which is good. Worst issue with the port was that when I went to quit playing yesterday the game seemingly got lost on its way to the main menu and I had to force close it.

I do have to complain about the fixed camera segments though. They're almost universally mediocre angles but during the third boss fight there's a phase that's even worse where they decided a nearly vertical angle in a wide open room with tons of turret-esque enemies all shooting at you with bullets that drag you into a minigame that takes 10-15 seconds to get through at its fastest was a good idea. 110% of the hits I took during that phase of the fight were because I physically could not see the shots coming until they were less than a second away from me. Also they decided not to give you any introduction to the minigame which means not only do you have to figure the controls out on your own but you also have to figure out what the goal even is on your own. It's simple enough that most people shouldn't struggle too much with it but that entire phase of the fight is just atrociously designed. It turned what was an otherwise fun fight into one that was tedious and infuriating.

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Postby YelseyKing » 8 months ago

I now have *all* 64 rings in the Zelda Oracle duology. NEVER AGAIN! That is a thing and a half.
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