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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 2 weeks ago

Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's a fun diversion that's been appreciated.

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Postby Ashan » 2 weeks ago

Finished up with Yoshi's Crafted World 100%. I actually really liked the final post game courses, it proves that the game has an engine that works pretty well for advanced movement tech. Unfortunately they almost made 3 stages like this, so it was over pretty quickly.

(completion reward spoiler if you care)
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The game is kind of all over in terms of what 100% requires for skill level. Like 99% of the game is a complete breeze (the hardest part being finding hidden collectibles) but then out of nowhere they have this insane requirement to beat the final boss in under a time limit that requires a strategy that almost any player is just gonna have to look up, because it's so specific you'll never figure it out on your own. And if you actually wanted to, it's about a 5 minute fight even if you're going fast (the speed trial requirement is to do it in under 4:30) and the complex stuff comes near the end, so you'll be redoing a very easy 5 minutes over and over again to figure it out. Even after looking up the strategy, I ended up having to retry multiple times, and I was pausing the game to do the specific moves in the specific order step-by-step with the YouTube video. It's just so bizarre they put this in a game that's clearly targeting babies for the majority of it.

Then the other real challenge is the final final boss of the game which for the most part is really neat, but then ends with using the horrible Go-Go Yoshi vehicle that was only in one level previously and has horrible controls, and it requires you to do insanely precise things with it. My first defeat of the boss took probably a couple dozen attempts, if not more, because it requires punching a bunch of quickly-approaching enemies without missing once, but the issue is if you mash the button it seems to only randomly punch at an inconsistent pace. I managed to finally pull it off, but for the boss challenges I just looked up a video to see if there was a trick I wasn't catching onto. The consensus is that everyone agrees this section is bullshit, but the uploader did mention a decent strategy of rather than mashing the button, try to press it at a fairly constant pace that isn't too fast for it. Who knows, maybe that's what the devs intended but it's not clear. This strategy also cancels out the existence of the charge punch though, so I assume not. But in the end with that method, once I got to the Go-Go section for my first time without getting hit, I managed to make that the run where I got all 3 challenges in one go, which was a huge relief that I didn't have to do it again.
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Anyway, that's Yoshi's Crafted World. I probably wouldn't ever 100% this game again. It was a fun little romp to relax with, but the overall completion took over 25 hours and most of it is repeatedly doing the same level over and over again because after you think you're done completing a level it keeps telling you about more and more collectibles to find that require you to go back in and search around again. I actually wouldn't have minded all the craft finding if they just gave you a checklist of crafts to keep an eye out for at the beginning of a world, and let you collect them as you find them. Because as it is, you'll see something in a level that is clearly going to be a collectible, you can even throw an egg at it and hit it, but it won't count as collecting it because the box guy hasn't told you he wants it yet. The platforming in the game was generally too easy to keep me engaged (save for the final 3 post game levels), and some of the autoscroll levels really dragged on, especially when you were doing them for the 8th time trying to find a collectible. The game is overall, just... fine.
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Postby raekuul » 2 weeks ago

Finished Alpha Sapphire's Delta Episode. Onward to Kanto for Pokemon Blue.
... I need a freakin' catch list.

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Postby Alice » 2 weeks ago

I've been playing a lot of Doom Eternal. Been really enjoying it but I seem to have atrocious luck with bugs. I've had some form of fairly major bug on nearly every level except for the first. The second level had a level-breaking bug that I only got around because I accidentally glitched up a wall. The third I managed to get locked into a closed off corridor thus having to restart from the last checkpoint. (Only lost like a minute or two of gameplay though thankfully.) In the fourth level I had a random issue where a collectible at the start of the level didn't show up until half way through it forcing me to play the level again. (Thankfully it only took like five minutes since it's the first collectible in the level.) On level 5 the fast travel system bugged on me and didn't activate until after flipping a switch that starts a countdown and locks you out of fast travel thus locking me out of a collectible without replaying most of the level. On level 6, my favorite one so far, I had this really weird issue where the game thought I was using the in-game cheats despite those only functioning in mission select mode thus locking me out of the slayer gate for the level since the key to the slayer gate doesn't spawn when using cheats. Normally these sorts of bugs would be enough for me to drop a game and not bother with it but the game is legitimately a lot of fun despite these issues.

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Postby pholtos » 2 weeks ago

I completed my first full replay of a final fantasy, with FF1. And by full replay I mean... I completed the bestiary of it.

And yes, that includes... This.
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Host and Organizer of the Rando Pokemon Tournaments. Completed: I, II, III, IV, V
Dealer of the Pokermon Discord Tourneys.

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I do LPs, check them out if you'd like.

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The 500 char limit is evil. :P

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Postby Cyril » 2 weeks ago

been playing wandersong, in part because i was already planning to and now the cowman is gonna be playing it in a few months' time so i wanna get it done well in advance

was really enjoying the game for the first few acts, but act 4 and the first half of 5 were kind of a bit of a lull, it felt like. then the back half of act 5 happened and.............. yeah, this game's really good
i've honestly never played a video game in my life
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Postby KobaBeach » 2 weeks ago

Started Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II as a small sanity check while I go through SMW's crap source code a few days back. Came back to it this dawn since I couldn't sleep. Got to the part where the

Friend and Orthros betray you for not blindly following Pazuzu's orders and the witch/Partner joins you, at Tokyo Tower

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Named the Friend and Partner after my friends and the Hero after myself.
So David (that's me), Amy (that's Saturn Moriya) and Roach (that's MotorRoach).

I chose Roach to be the Friend because

he is definitely the sort of person to align himself with the bad guys

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Meanwhile Amy is just the Chaotic Good sort of crust punk.

Overall the game is really good and it's fun getting to start straight with the gameplay since FFVII starts you with a 3 hour long restrictive prologue. I like Midgar for it's setting and messages and all but it can feel a bit smothering with its tight corridors. FFX is the FF that pulled off corridors well I feel.

I've also got to テンケンやま コース4 in Super SIG World 13. It's a polished remake of 1 so I thought I'd start there. It's not impressive or ground-breaking sure, but it's solid. And that's what matters.

As for the level name, Mt. Steepest #4 is what I have in the translation I'm planning to give to SimFan.
cybershell has it as Mt. Skye 4 but I feel that's inaccurate. Probably read it as 天元 or something
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Postby raekuul » 1 week ago

Picked up Cities:Skylines.

Bankrupted City #1 by overdoing it on the water system before the power grid was fully up.

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Postby Ashan » 1 week ago

Gotta be honest, when I started up Nier:Automata I did not expect to hear a robot speak the line "I'll tear the shit out of you" but here we are!
Currently on the second playthrough where you play as 9S. Or is it 3rd, cause I accidentally found ending G where 9S i guess decides to not help 2B at the beginning and just runs off to research things. I think I'm starting to get a better handle of how this game works (I guess I should now that I'm 20 hours in). I don't want to jinx it but the hacking you can do with 9S seems a little broken? Sometimes I'll start to fight something and realize that it's taking way too long so I just start hacking enemies and slowly explode them 1 by 1 while keeping a safe distance so they don't even have a chance. And combining with the fact that I crammed myself full of various healing chips, combat hasn't been much of a thing. I spent a bunch of time running around and doing sidequests I missed last playthrough. It turns out there was an entire huge part of the desert I never saw because the main campaign for the first playthrough never really requires you to go in that direction. I also never realized you could go back to the factory right from the beginning. But uhh yeah, I think I'm enjoying the game more as I get further in.
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Postby BobisOnlyBob » 1 week ago

Ashan wrote: Gotta be honest, when I started up Nier:Automata I did not expect to hear a robot speak the line "I'll tear the shit out of you" but here we are!
Currently on the second playthrough where you play as 9S. Or is it 3rd, cause I accidentally found ending G where 9S i guess decides to not help 2B at the beginning and just runs off to research things. I think I'm starting to get a better handle of how this game works (I guess I should now that I'm 20 hours in). I don't want to jinx it but the hacking you can do with 9S seems a little broken? Sometimes I'll start to fight something and realize that it's taking way too long so I just start hacking enemies and slowly explode them 1 by 1 while keeping a safe distance so they don't even have a chance. And combining with the fact that I crammed myself full of various healing chips, combat hasn't been much of a thing. I spent a bunch of time running around and doing sidequests I missed last playthrough. It turns out there was an entire huge part of the desert I never saw because the main campaign for the first playthrough never really requires you to go in that direction. I also never realized you could go back to the factory right from the beginning. But uhh yeah, I think I'm enjoying the game more as I get further in.
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F-Z

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non-canon extras - you can tell because they're text-only followed by "fast credits".


Endings

A-E

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The core story of the game has

three

cycles, which follow one after another.
You're currently on cycle 2, working towards

Ending B

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The middle of Cycle 2 is often considered to be the "weakest" part of the game as you are re-treading familiar ground, but now with a limited moveset. Best of luck seeing it all through.
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Postby Ashan » 1 week ago

I played way too much Nier:Automata yesterday.

I don't know what it says about me that I almost never care about any of the quest rewards I get when it's materials and upgrade chips but I got giddy when I unlocked a bunch of hair dyes
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Postby Cyril » 1 week ago

started rayman 3, a game i played the hell out of as a kid and haven't touched in literally half my life.
it's kinda fun albeit a bit dated, but also my PS2 controller is not working very well and that's giving me difficulty in trying to play atm, i might need to get a new one or switch to emulating on PC (with the disc if i can, lol)

i also started (or rather, re-started) shovel knight plague of shadows, which i found kind of unbearable the first time i tried to play it and still find not very fun now that i'm replaying it. but i want to do this one before king of cards, just to say i have them all done. not going for 100% achievements tho, i did for the base game but once the expansions kept coming and adding more and more i just don't have the patience for that anymore
i've honestly never played a video game in my life
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Postby Ashan » 1 week ago

I didn't mention this but yesterday I finished off the main endings in Nier:Automata. Things got pretty wild at the end, I liked it though! It's actually really odd how I went right from SOMA to this game because the themes of those games are so incredibly similar, and there's even oddly specific overlap with them both involving

an "ark" that will be launched into space to preserve consciousness after the Earth became uninhabitable.



I'm gonna keep on trucking with the game. I think I want to get all the endings and maybe complete all the missions. I'm not sure what a true 100% would entail but I wouldn't be surprised if it required some pretty tedious tracking down of specific things that I might not want to commit to.

This game has some really cool ideas. Aside from being a pretty unique mish-mash of a standard RPG, hack-and-slash action, top-down/side-scrolling/twin-stick shooter, it has a fairly engaging story (though told with some awkward anime-dub voice acting). It also has some pretty bizarre mechanics that remind me a lot of some of the weird stuff Hidetaka Miyazaki put into some of the Souls games, specifically in terms of using online connectivity for functions other than just multiplayer. I really loved the idea that

in order to get the final ending, you have to enlist the "help" of other people online who sacrificed their save files. And also how the weird fourth-wall-breaking character in the resistance settlement will straight up sell you achievements after you beat the game.



Check this game out if you haven't!
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Postby KobaBeach » 1 week ago

Started Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory. At Chapter 2.

Overall a fun game but a bit too anime. I hope the Digimon have more of a presence later on instead of being just mooks and bosses.
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Postby Jongseok » 1 week ago

It's been a long time. I almost lost my voice.
I'm playing Dodge 2.1 in Gom Player. The rule is simple. Just dodge the bullets as long as possible. I'm totally fall in Touhou.
Current 1cc done: Touhou 8, 15, 16
And I'm challenging Touhou 6 and 14 for no-continue clear.
Touhou 14. This one. I have to say something. I don't like the screen flipping and the super huge hitbox. No More 2.0 bonus limit. I hug a bullet while I get the Bonus.

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Postby BurntTenda » 6 days ago

I beat Dark Riku in the KH3 DLC.
I feel like he was way easier than Vanitas.
Maybe I'm just better...

I played through both of the Force Unleashed games.
It's been a long time since I last got to.
The first game is really good.
It's a bit clunky feeling at points, especially fighting certain things like AT-STs.
The boss fights were pretty fun all around. I completely forgot about the Darth Maul Proxy fight, so that was a very nice surprise.
It seems like once you unlock the aerial slam thing that launches enemies just completely destroys bosses, though, minus a couple a of exceptions.

The second game has much smoother combat but I feel like somehow much less refined than the first game's was.
There's not as much of a sense of progression with your force powers.
You just kinda have them. Upgrading them doesn't feel as rewarding as the first game.
The only boss I really enjoy is the final one. That one is still really rough because of the QTE's tendency to pull you off the platforms.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby GenesisJames » 6 days ago

Jongseok wrote: Current 1cc done: Touhou 8, 15, 16
And I'm challenging Touhou 6 and 14 for no-continue clear.
Touhou 14. This one. I have to say something. I don't like the screen flipping and the super huge hitbox. No More 2.0 bonus limit. I hug a bullet while I get the Bonus.
Touhou 14's the one I'm stuck on, as well! Admittedly I haven't played it in a while because Animal Crossing: New Horizons has consumed my life, but I really need to get back and 1cc that one. Sukuna ends all of my runs. I'm terrible against her...

But yeah, I've been preoccupied with Animal Crossing ever since it came out. With the lockdown in effect, it's pretty much all I've been doing. Already put in like 110 hours lmao

I've also been itching to play more shmups/bullet hells. There's a Korean one called Shikhondo that's on the eShop that's pretty fun. Plays like the PC-98 Touhou games. I also beat Earth Defense Force on the virtual console (with savestates because that shit's hard as fuck) and I've been interested in the two Psikyo Shooting Stars collections on the Switch. Used to play games like that a lot back when I used to go to arcades like Nickel Nickel and I kinda want to try them out. Arcade shmups/bullet hells are a soft spot of mine!

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Postby KobaBeach » 6 days ago

GenesisJames wrote: I've also been itching to play more shmups/bullet hells.
battle bakraid. i used to mock it for being easy back during my channer phase but it's a good game
go for garegga when you're feeling like torturing yourself (not bad either, just hostile)

if you do get the psikyo collections do go for gunbird 1&2, really good.
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Postby Alice » 5 days ago

Just about done with Doom Eternal. It has some odd issues even disregarding the random bugs I've run into. The early game has serious issues with ammo shortages. The midgame is tons more fun because that's no longer such an issue. The lategame though has issues with them packing tons of tanky enemies into small areas which makes encounters hilariously dangerous even on low difficulties.

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Postby GenesisJames » 5 days ago

KobaBeach wrote: battle bakraid. i used to mock it for being easy back during my channer phase but it's a good game
go for garegga when you're feeling like torturing yourself (not bad either, just hostile)

if you do get the psikyo collections do go for gunbird 1&2, really good.
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Thanks, I'll definitely check those out! I've heard great things about the Gunbird series so those will probably be the ones I tackle next!!

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Postby Cyril » 5 days ago

finished plague of shadows, which still sucks
king of cards is better but it's kind of difficult to split the difference between how it's just two completely different games being played at the same time. the platforming i like a lot of the changes though. i suck at joustus unfortunately.
i've honestly never played a video game in my life
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Postby Ashan » 5 days ago

Finished off all the achievements in Nier:Automata which I think is about enough for me. I can't see myself coming back to encounter every rare-spawning enemy, catch every fish, etc. Also the special rank colosseum battle looks to be a nightmare that I don't really want to deal with, so I think I'm gonna end things here for now.

Final playtime:
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Postby BobisOnlyBob » 4 days ago

Ashan wrote: Finished off all the achievements in Nier:Automata which I think is about enough for me. I can't see myself coming back to encounter every rare-spawning enemy, catch every fish, etc. Also the special rank colosseum battle looks to be a nightmare that I don't really want to deal with, so I think I'm gonna end things here for now.

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Big respect for

Ending Y

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Postby Ashan » 4 days ago

BobisOnlyBob wrote: Big respect for

Ending Y

in particular, 'grats.
Thanks!
Honestly, it's not so much difficult as it is tedious. There's a lot of weapon upgrades that require materials that can't be purchased anywhere so they have to be farmed. The simple gadget in particular took a lot of mindlessly running this route while listening to podcasts.

The other kind of annoying achievement to get was this one where you basically just talk to a guy once you have 95% unit data filled. If I actually just waited to do that until later I would have had less trouble with it (i was at like 97% by the time I was done everything else), but I ended up having to do similar save/reload farming in various areas until some stupid rare spawn occurred and I could get their data. Oh well!
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