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What games are you playing?

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby BobisOnlyBob » 2 years ago

Just finished Hatty Time, a delightful game whose real name is so stupid I refuse to say it. Shorter, but more charming than Yooka-Laylee. The indie budget more than occasionally shows up, causing minor glitches, especially around balance ropes, but never ruined the experience for me. Characters are a delight, levels are creative and fun - even the plain pure-platforming levels set in a void full of blocks hold up because the core platforming and the doublejump-dive-jump is extremely satisfying. Worst aspect is definitely stealth, but that's never precise unless you're going for That One Achievement. Stylistically takes more influence from Mario Sunshine and Mario Galaxy than anything else - unsurprisingly Odyssey knocks it into a cocked hat. Would recommend it over Y-L.
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Postby Alice » 2 years ago

I came across something called the Engineer Challenge for Terraria so I've been trying that. It hasn't gone well and it's not because of the challenge itself. My luck has just been even worse than it usually is.

For example in the span of 20 minutes I was grinding to get tattered cloth for a goblin battle standard and got all the way up to the last piece of cloth and a king spawn randomly slimed. It teleported on top of me, hitting me twice, and knocked me down. I took 60 damage from the slime, 80 fall damage, then 80 more damage from landing in lava when I only had 180hp. I then proceeded to fall out of the door of my house four times in a row because I randomly couldn't grab on to the rope I had outside which resulted in larger falls straight into lava. Then I proceeded to get to the grinding spot, get a final tattered cloth to drop, and died four times trying to reach it (excluding another two deaths from the rope issue) before finally trying to get it. Then I realized I actually needed one more heart crystal. And all that in the span of twenty minutes.

Then I managed to screw up my attempt at skeletron. I needed to use more lava for my trap to work and didn't realize this. And then I spent the next several minutes panicking and trying to dodge skeletron while trying to figure out how to salvage it since I nearly won. And then eye of cthulhu randomly spawned. (Also had a meteorite land on the edge of the dungeon which was actually really bad because next to the dungeon was a desert at the same height as the dungeon roof ending in a cliff which made it a lot harder to get to the dungeon entrance. Had to spend a bunch of time mining that before I could start preparing for skeletron. Though it did net me a set of meteor armor when I was previously wearing wood so that was probably good.)

If you're wondering on the seemingly strange progression order it's because the basic requirements before you can really start the challenge are to get the mechanic which requires beating skeletron then finding a way to beat skeletron without breaking the rules. The only way I'm aware of is to use boulder traps which requires a goblin tinkerer and thus beating a goblin army. (Which was surprisingly easy even considering I'm doing this challenge on normal rather than expert.)

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Postby BurntTenda » 2 years ago

I caught up to where I was in the last save file in even less time.
I also completed ending A, gonna start route B soon.
So many questions!
Something goes here sometime.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Slimeman01 » 2 years ago

Pokemon Ultra Sun Progression:
I just beat the second trial, and so far I'm loving my replay through Alola! My new team (I think) is fairly diverse, and definitely different than my Sun play through. Can't wait to see what's up next!
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Postby Alice » 2 years ago

Slimeman01 wrote: Pokemon Ultra Sun Progression:
I just beat the second trial, and so far I'm loving my replay through Alola! My new team (I think) is fairly diverse, and definitely different than my Sun play through. Can't wait to see what's up next!
What are the gameplay/story differences between SM and USUM so far? I'm still not certain if I'll be getting it since I don't know what the differences will be.

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Postby Slimeman01 » 2 years ago

Alice wrote:
Slimeman01 wrote: Pokemon Ultra Sun Progression:
I just beat the second trial, and so far I'm loving my replay through Alola! My new team (I think) is fairly diverse, and definitely different than my Sun play through. Can't wait to see what's up next!
What are the gameplay/story differences between SM and USUM so far? I'm still not certain if I'll be getting it since I don't know what the differences will be.
Well up to where I am:
-Gameplay
-Mantine Surfing. Best new thing so far, very fun to try to get high scores, though a teeny bit long
-Trial stickers over Zygarde cells. Not entirely sure what happens when you collect all of them, though collecting certain amounts will make Sampson Oak give you Totem Pokemon
-You can interact with Pokemon in the overworld and cause them to love you. So cute, especially with pokemon like Comfey or Rockruff
-Alola Photo club is a thing. You can take photos. Pretty weird addition, but oh well
-New Pokemon can be found in the wild, making your teams more diverse than before! (I found a Mime Jr.)
-Certain events can be triggered by a day-to-day basis. EX) Helping a Vulpix by coming back to it over a 3 day period)
That's all that I've seen so far, probably a lot more stuff

-Story Wise
-Ultra Recon Squad are a thing, and they will appear every now and then, analyzing Ultra Beasts. Pretty interesting characters, especially since the team changes depending on the version you have!
- I haven't gotten here yet, but I know that Team Rainbow Rocket is a thing.
-Story is more Necrozma focussed
That is all I have seen now, and I can't wait to see what comes next!
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 2 years ago

I chose right by doing a Hard/Casual run of Fire Emblem Awakening. I don't have to worry about any troops falling for good, and I've been enjoying the silly writing combined with fun battle maps as a result.

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Postby Jongseok » 2 years ago

My First 2018 Game is...
Legend of Mana (PSX)!!
Once I played Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3, I love this battle system and graphic and even BGM. So, I found an another Mana series! It was Legend of Mana. This game has cool quests. The overall atmosphere is active and bright. What I mean is Squaresoft's JRPG are the best.

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Postby Dr. Mechano » 2 years ago

Just played through Chroma Squad, a strategy RPG based on live-action sentai shows. It was a lot of fun, and I really dug the style and personality that game had.

Right now I'm gradually playing through Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale as well, and I'm enjoying it a lot. It's a really unique game about money/resource management with a healthy mix of dungeon exploring and fighting thrown in as well.

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Postby salemsaberhagan » 2 years ago

Hello raocowians! :mrgreen:
Does anyone else plan Ankama games? I know Rao is fluent in French, and I'm wondering how many you pals are also into this French companies series of MMORPGs. There's Dofus (classic), Wakfu, Krosmaga and Krosmaga Arena. I'd love to play with you guys if you think it appeals to you. They're all turn based strategy games with beautiful art and a wonderful story. The one draw back is I know no one else that has even heard of Ankama, as I live in the states.
I also play League of Legends, Guild Wars, and sometimes Diablo I and II, and would be thrilled to play that with yall, as well. Turn base Mario games also really are some of my favorites (Never irrelevant. Super Mario Superstar Saga is my jam.). :ugeek:

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Postby Bean » 2 years ago

I don't know why I'm leveling up characters in Fire Emblem Awakening when I'm just going to go for beating the main game. Guess I just wanted those second-gen characters to be super powerful or something. One more to get now that I have free time again, and then it's off to the races.

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Postby TheFinalSentinel » 2 years ago

Mario Odyssey was a good video game
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Postby Bean » 2 years ago

The Fire Emblem kick continues. I took down Awakening to start my day and my co-op run of Warriors to end it. Awakening is a game I totally would recommend to new players while Warriors is okay but definitely felt rushed. Even the minimap felt off to the point where it was hard to see where you were going.

I might as well give Sacred Stones one more chance while I'm on this FE wave. I was never a big fan of the GBA hardware, but thankfully, the DS provides the lit up screen the GBA doesn't.

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Postby pholtos » 2 years ago

Beat Drill Dozer. Was a game I had been playing off and on and only recently felt up to finishing the game, even though the game is honestly pretty short. It's a decent game that I'd say is fairly unknown to most. You play as the boss of a band of thieves aiming to get their diamond back from another band of thieves, using a smol in a tank that has a drill attached to it.

I'm either considering FF8 or one of the side Final Fantasies like FF Adventures next.
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Postby AuraLancer » 2 years ago

pholtos wrote: I'm either considering FF8 or one of the side Final Fantasies like FF Adventures next.
Before you choose, know that Adventures is actually a Secret of Mana game and the three Legends games are actually SaGa games. Square really liked screwing up their American game titles in the early nineties.

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Postby Slimeman01 » 2 years ago

Beat the main story in Pokemon Ultra Sun, and man I gotta say, the charm and intensity of the end game is really cool!
Some of the cool things that are different in the end game: (SPOILERS, DUH)
Exeggutor island is completely different, with Lilly not being involved at all
Once you get to the Altar, rather than you being able to ride Solgaleo into the Wormhole and saving Guzma and Lusamine, they get spit out of the wormhole, causing Necrozma to come and take over Solgaleo.
The scene where Hala is walking and the Ultra Beasts come out, you get to see it from every Kahuna's perspective, which I thought was super cool
You get to ride Lunalla into the wormhole and ride around in ultraspace.
Ultramegalopolis. The entire city is really cool to look at, even if you aren't there for very long. This is where you fight Necrozma, free Solgaleo,
and obtain Poilple.
Mina's trial now exists, and it is awesome to go back and fight (almost) every single Trial Captain in order to complete it.
Mount Lanakila's design is different
You catch Necrozma on Mount Lanakila
New elite 4 member!
New final boss!
The ending cutscene over the credits is adorable, seeing everybody at the festival
I'm really excited to start the Rainbow Rocket side story, and then riding through Ultra Space some more!
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Postby Griflion » 2 years ago

AuraLancer wrote:
pholtos wrote: I'm either considering FF8 or one of the side Final Fantasies like FF Adventures next.
Before you choose, know that Adventures is actually a Secret of Mana game and the three Legends games are actually SaGa games. Square really liked screwing up their American game titles in the early nineties.
and the european too, since "FF Adventure" was called "Mystic Quest" here and "FF Mystic Quest" "Mystic Quest Legends". I don't even wanna imagine how they would have called the SaGa games, they had no release here.
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Postby BurntTenda » 2 years ago

I have finished all of the quests and all but one of the endings of Nier Automata.
It is really an amazing game. The soundtrack is perfect.
Ending E is hard, though.
Something goes here sometime.
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Postby Alice » 2 years ago

BurntTenda wrote: I have finished all of the quests and all but one of the endings of Nier Automata.
It is really an amazing game. The soundtrack is perfect.
Ending E is hard, though.
Some of it is infuriatingly unclear though. I ended up dropping the game awhile back because a quest seemed totally broken. I picked it back up the other day and just chose to ignore that quest and advance things normally. I finally managed to encounter the enemies I was supposed to encounter on that quest on a totally different quest. then ended up getting stuck because I don't appear to have any storyline quests left at the moment. There's like 12 quests in my log but only 4-5 are actually active, with the rest being completed and just randomly being left in my active quest log for some reason, and the ones I do have active are all blatantly unimportant side quests. (For reference this is a bit after your first encounter with A2.)

Speaking of endings, the mackerel quest was a good one. I really wasn't expecting a quest to literally cause you to game over...

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Postby Bean » 2 years ago

Giving Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones another chance. I'm already right at about the point I previously quit at the character path split close to the halfway point of the game. Went with Eirika's route this time, so we'll see how it goes.

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Postby BurntTenda » 2 years ago

Alice wrote:
BurntTenda wrote: I have finished all of the quests and all but one of the endings of Nier Automata.
It is really an amazing game. The soundtrack is perfect.
Ending E is hard, though.
Some of it is infuriatingly unclear though. I ended up dropping the game awhile back because a quest seemed totally broken. I picked it back up the other day and just chose to ignore that quest and advance things normally. I finally managed to encounter the enemies I was supposed to encounter on that quest on a totally different quest. then ended up getting stuck because I don't appear to have any storyline quests left at the moment. There's like 12 quests in my log but only 4-5 are actually active, with the rest being completed and just randomly being left in my active quest log for some reason, and the ones I do have active are all blatantly unimportant side quests. (For reference this is a bit after your first encounter with A2.)

Speaking of endings, the mackerel quest was a good one. I really wasn't expecting a quest to literally cause you to game over...
Yeah, I can agree with some quests being pretty unclear.
It's a pretty buggy game when it comes to side quests at the very least.
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Postby Bean » 2 years ago

Flying through The Sacred Stones now, but it might be my least favorite to date. I just don't care much about the characters in this one at all. The map battles are okay, but I think Awakening easily did them better. Plus, I've never been a big fan of fog of war missions in stuff like Advance Wars, but if you lose a unit here, they're gone for good. You have to take those missions slow, and that's not really fun. Nope.

It's an okay game, but it just feels like a blah entry after the previous GBA entry.

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Postby Alice » 2 years ago

BurntTenda wrote: Yeah, I can agree with some quests being pretty unclear.
It's a pretty buggy game when it comes to side quests at the very least.
At least I don't have to complain about performance issues unlike most people strangely enough. Though once I decided to try out that one mod (its name escapes me at the moment) that was made specifically to address those issues I suddenly started getting worse performance which was kinda hilarious. I think that has more to do with running at a significantly higher resolution though which makes sense.

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Postby Bean » 2 years ago

I beat that Fire Emblem game I was playing. It just never really picked up in terms of plot or fun characters. It was an okay game, but it's currently my least favorite entry of the five main ones I've played in the series to this point (FE7, Echoes, Awakening, Shadow Dragon, and now Sacred Stones in that order).

I think that ends my FE kick for now. Four games in a row of one series is my limit, and two of those four were really long. Yeah, I'm good.

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Postby Bean » 2 years ago

Started up Steamworld Dig 2 on a whim. Never played the original, and I'm not far enough in to have an opinion on it.


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