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Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 08:58
by Euparkeria
metasomnia wrote:Finally started playing Mother 3, Prepare To Cry And Laugh And Generally Be Weirded Out Edition.

Beware exploding trees, I'm coming for you.
Oh man, you're in for a ride. I hope you enjoy. Also, don't compare it to any other game and you will enjoy it more.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 09:07
by metasomnia?
Euparkeria wrote:
metasomnia wrote:Finally started playing Mother 3, Prepare To Cry And Laugh And Generally Be Weirded Out Edition.

Beware exploding trees, I'm coming for you.
Oh man, you're in for a ride. I hope you enjoy. Also, don't compare it to any other game and you will enjoy it more.
I'm aware ;)

I've played it before, but I got distracted and then some things happened which resulted in my data getting erased.

It's just now I've finally managed to work up the courage to try it again.

I will say from the few chapters (4) I managed to play, that it's certainly unique and weird as hell, but ultimately one of my favorite games.

Thanks for the advice though!

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 10:50
by Saturn Moriya
Mother 3 = love. Not even terrible-meme-ing.

All this Castlevania talk is really making me want to get into more of the series. I've beaten 1, 3, 4, Dracula XX whatever the SNES version is called, Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow, and I lost interest on Circle of the Moon because I left it alone for a month and couldn't figure out where to go anymore. Gonna start that one over sometime in the not so near future.

I really wanna check out Rondo of Blood, Symphony of the Night, and the DS games. But I don't want to emulate PS1 or DS and buying them is not in my priority. And I couldn't manage to emulate Turbo CD after hours of trying. I'll hunt down a copy of Bloodlines pretty soon.

Way sucked into Secret of Mana right now. Just made it to the desert town after the ship crashes. I never understood why this game got so much love, but now I can see its beauty: it's adventuring in its purest form. With some really lovely graphics and music to accompany it, and very satisfying magic and weapon systems. All this more than makes up for some of the messy controls and stuff. Too bad the translation is what it is though.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 11:58
by Alice
agie777 wrote:I lost interest on Circle of the Moon because I left it alone for a month and couldn't figure out where to go anymore. Gonna start that one over sometime in the not so near future
It definitely isn't the best Castlevania but I personally enjoyed it despite consistently struggling with Dracula. Then it was actually my first Castlevania as well.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 13:03
by KobaBeach
agie777 wrote:I really wanna check out Rondo of Blood, Symphony of the Night, and the DS games. But I don't want to emulate PS1 or DS and buying them is not in my priority. And I couldn't manage to emulate Turbo CD after hours of trying.
The emulator I use for TurboGrafx-16 is Ootake.

It's a pretty good, commonly updated emulator. However, it can't load CDs directly, so you'll need something like Daemon Tools or to use a CD Drive.

A TGCD game also requires a CD card that it is compatible with, so you'll need a rom for that as well. I think Super CD-ROM2 works with Rondo, but I'm not sure, the last TGCD game I've played was Ys I & II.

Also,
Oh hey you're the guy on the comments section with the OoT/MM dog avatar

Nice Draco avatar!!!!
YelseyKing wrote:They finally include a female protagonist, then intentionally derail her by having her lose her emotions and memories right from the outset, making her about as pleasant and likeable as Squall from FF8.
Whatever

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 13:56
by Ashan
At some point in the development of FFX they decided that bosses would just stop paying attention to when they actually get turns.

I'll use haste on my entire party, and according to the turn counter on the side the boss won't have a turn for like, 5 turns, so I'll be dealing damage and suddenly he just gets a random turn in the middle of my turns and either heals himself for 9999 health (literally 9999) or does some dumb attack that confuses and curses my whole team so he can undo all the progress I've made in a battle within like 3 turns.

And using Aeons is pretty useless cause when you do an overdrive, all of your Aeons cap out damage at 9999 except for Bahamut and then the boss gets like 3 turns after you do it so chances are, the boss will just heal, undoing any damage you did with the overdrive, and he might health twice, meaning summoning the aeon was good for nothing other than giving him enough turns to heal himself up to more HP he had before you summoned.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 16:07
by Euparkeria
I have been playing Mega Man 7, enjoyed it very much until I encountered Coward Man. I don't want to use his weakness, but if he still persists after all the other Robot Masters, I'm going to consider it. Imo he's the cheapest Robot Master I've ever encountered (Thus far played only the NES games through. I know there's worse.). I mean really, hiding, drastically hindering my mobility and nonsense invincibility all in one! What the ass.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 18:19
by Sorel
Euparkeria wrote:I have been playing Mega Man 7, enjoyed it very much until I encountered Coward Man. I don't want to use his weakness, but if he still persists after all the other Robot Masters, I'm going to consider it. Imo he's the cheapest Robot Master I've ever encountered (Thus far played only the NES games through. I know there's worse.). I mean really, hiding, drastically hindering my mobility and nonsense invincibility all in one! What the ass.
I only did Wily once without savestated... ugh, bad memories. (40 retries = 40 Boss Rush = 8x40 = 320 Robot Masters...)

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 19:28
by Bean
Playing on my own save file in Mario Kart 8 today. I think I'll start up Chrono Trigger sometime this week as well since that was recommended to me on here.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 19:30
by YelseyKing
KobaBeach wrote:
YelseyKing wrote:They finally include a female protagonist, then intentionally derail her by having her lose her emotions and memories right from the outset, making her about as pleasant and likeable as Squall from FF8.
Whatever
Ahahahaha. You win, sir.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 19:31
by Sorel
Am I the only one who appreciates female protagonists being emotionless? It's way better than love stories... like in Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 19:41
by YelseyKing
Fluffi-dono wrote:Am I the only one who appreciates female protagonists being emotionless? It's way better than love stories... like in Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World.
I'm not a huge fan of love stories (especially the standard gaming cliche of "female character = love interest, always"), but I still like characters, male or female, to have emotions and complex, well-defined personalities. I've never liked stone-cold, uber serious characters all too much. But, you know, personal preference and all. I'm not saying no one should like/dislike what I do or don't.

I think Shanoa started to grate on me when time after time, the villagers tried to get her to loosen up, to make her laugh, or something along those lines, and each time she would just coldly rebuke them. If this had just been her default personality, and she *did* start to warm up to people eventually, that would've been all right; I've seen many an aloof, loner hero who over the course of the game grows to care about people. But the fact is that the story writers specifically included an event that robbed her of the very essence of who she was, leaving her basically an empty shell of a character who didn't seem like she even had any *chance* of improving unless she defeated Dracula and magically *regained* her emotions and memories.

But you know, it's actually been years since I played OoE, so there's just as good a chance I'm mis-remembering some plot-relevant personality improvements, and just recalling what about her I didn't like. That's just the impression I got; like I said, the game didn't really "grab" me the way the first two DS games (and the three GBA games, and SotN) did, so I freely admit I may be mistaken, and don't mind being corrected if I am. I really could stand to give the game a second chance someday.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 20:04
by Saturn Moriya
Drat, ya found me. Nice Yukari/Patchy avatar you got there I can't see precisely what that hat's supposed to be. How are you playing Romancing Saga 2 (and how did you play the first one, if you did)? As far as I know there's no complete translation out there.

If you like classic rpg's you pretty much can't go wrong with Chrono Trigger. It's among the best of its kind. There are sooooo many on SNES that I have to try, before I can even get started with the ones on PS1 and Saturn.

Way immersed in Secret of Mana now, I can't put it down at all anymore. Just entered the bigger imperial village going under the extremely meaningful name of "Northtown"...sometimes I wish I could read Japanese. Hell who am I kidding I wish for that all the time.

We definitely need more strong female protagonists. Emotionless really doesn't help that cause, because it makes them flat rather than strong. Though I guess that's just equal opportunity because there are many emotionless male protagonists out there p: (let's not go down the feminist debate road please).

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 20:37
by KobaBeach
agie777 wrote:How are you playing Romancing Saga 2 (and how did you play the first one, if you did)? As far as I know there's no complete translation out there.
GameFAQs (RS3 has english and spanish translation patches btw your backloggery said that it had no translation)

Romancing SaGa also has a PS2 remake that got released in North America, you can play that.
I didn't because ??????

I'm thinking of playing it someday though, I heard that it improves on the SNES and WonderSwan Color originals in every way (it adds features from most of the other SaGa games and fixes some stuff from the original).

Romancing SaGa 2 is really difficult, though.

Also,
agie777 wrote:Nice Yukari/Patchy avatar you got there I can't see precisely what that hat's supposed to be.
EDUCATE YOURSELF
(my fave's actually Koishi btw, I only put a Patchouli hat because of a recent avatar fad and also because Rena is p. cool)

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 20:47
by Saturn Moriya
I see...I'm not willing to go through that to play a game. And there indeed are two english translations for RS3, but neither are 100% complete and playable (while the Spanish version IS :/), hell I think they're abandoned. When I get into a game, I want to experience it completely, without having to look things up (unless I get stuck for like half an hour due to good ol' game design, that'll make me break that rule). It's a shame these rules stop me from playing the game, but I'd rather maybe get the full experience years from now and maybe never, than having to look at a faq every three steps for at least a large portion of the game.

I'M SORRY I don't know my Touhou hats and I never touched a Digimon once ;-;

My favorite is Suwako. She has the classiest hat of all.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 20:54
by Sorel
...maybe it's because I don't really feel so many emotions.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 20:59
by KobaBeach
agie777 wrote:shtuff
It's ok, I understand.

Personally, I have a hard time playing RPGs without a FAQ the first time through because I'm always afraid that I'll fuck something up or miss something (I'm a bit of a completionist).

Low self-esteem sure is a thing, is it not?
agie777 wrote:I'M SORRY I don't know my Touhou hats ;-;
You got the hat right, you just got the character wrong.

That's a Digimon, not a 2hu.

His name is Leomon.
He's p. cool and he

turned me into a furry, the bastard



He can digivolve into a banchou and that's cool. Yare yare daze and what not (also I haven't read JoJo in a while now)

(I'm reading the JoJo manga btw)
agie777 wrote:My favorite is Suwako. She has the classiest hat of all.
She sure does. Pyonta is an awesome hat type thing.

I like Koishi because she's weird and she likes penises. I can relate.

(don't worry that's a link to her embers of love spellcard btw)

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 21:19
by Saturn Moriya
I'm pretty much an anti-completionist. Not that I hate the concept, I'd just rather get through a game with the resources I found on my own. Take Mega Man X for example. I could look around for hours to find everything, or use a guide to go on a visit-everything quest, and have max life for the sigma stages. But I feel more accomplished when I get through everything with the life extensions I earned for myself. Of course it's impossible not to find out about some secrets in games, because this is the internet after all. I like to keep it to the limits of what just happens though.

I never made it that far into Subterranian Animism. Didn't even put the time in to learn her first few spellcards yet. I've kinda out-touhou'd myself and I'm getting more into the manic shooters.

Crimzon f-ing Clover for instance, is a beast very different from touhou. Less focus meditation-y feel, more pure adrenaline.

I've also been playing Ikaruga alot, but I still can't 1cc it, even on easy.

And then there's the Cave shooters. I own some of the games, but I still have to import a 360. I'm weird.

Digimon is a thing. I have no idea of what kind. All I know is that it may or may not be a Pokemon clone. And I don't even care that much about Pokemon.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 21:35
by KobaBeach
agie777 wrote:Digimon is a thing. I have no idea of what kind. All I know is that it may or may not be a Pokemon clone.
Only in the 'monsters that evolve and hang out with kids' part.

Other than that, it's an entirely different beast altogether, both the anime and the games.

Pokémon is still p. cool tho~
I haven't played any pokeymans in a loooooooong time though, maybe I should get into it again.

EDIT: Shmups are awesome though, but I'm still pretty bad at them. But who knows, maybe I'll be able to 1cc lots of them in the future?

The best I can do (outside of Touhou, which is pretty easy in terms of danmaku) is Loop 1 Stage 4 in DoDonPachi, Loop 1 Stage 3 in DDP DaiOuJou and Loop 1 Stage 3 in Battle Garegga

I'm also okay at Fantasy Zone (a hori shmup series by SEGA, also where I got my username)

Battle Garegga is awesome btw
Battle Bakraid is meh

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 21:53
by Saturn Moriya
I'm way into the Sega Saturn. It's my favorite system. It has all of the games for all of the genres! I want all of the shooters, and I refuse to emulate them. So yeah I'm basically gonna ignore useless things like cars or whatever and I'm saving up for those.

Batsugun, Battle Garegga, Don/Dodonpachi, Guardian Force, Radiant Silvergun, Shienryu, Shippu Mahou Daisakusen, Soukyugurentai and Thunder Force 5 are all priority number one. And that's just the Saturn Shooters, not even naming one non-shooter on the BEST SYSTEM EVER.

...but there's also a bunch of shooters on PS2 and 360 that I need to import for. And then there's all the other games for SNES, Genesis, PS1- and 2 that I need. I've basically spent all my money for the next 5 years.
(Disclaimer: don't spend all your money on video games. Other things exist in life. Sometimes perhaps maybe.)

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 22:27
by KobaBeach
Yeah, the Saturn is awesome~

Too bad most of its good games were stuck in Japan. It also has a surprising amount of JRPGs!

I should play some games on it, though. Maybe Astal, Super Tempo, Mr. Bones (InsaneIntentions has to play this game), Keio Flying Squadron 2, the Panzer Dragoon series...

Of the few games I've played, my faves are NiGHTS and Virtual-On. A fun as all heck score attack game and an awesome fighting game with mecha (the Dreamcast/XBOX 360 sequel, Oratorio Tangram, is god-tier, though)!

I don't really have a favorite system, I think all of them are good in some way. (except for stuff like the Lynx, the Jaguar, the Virtual Boy, the Xbox One...)

P.S. Speaking of Virtual-On, I should try out the Armored Core and Zone of the Enders series too. Those aren't Saturn or Sega related, but still... Giant robots are so awesome~

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 05 Jun 2014, 02:15
by Leet
speaking of pokemon since im kind of disatsified with pokemon lately i wanted to make a game that was like pokemon except cooler and stuff so i was messing around with rpg maker but motivation to make it comes and goes

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 05 Jun 2014, 02:18
by Clamestarebla
Leet wrote:speaking of pokemon since im kind of disatsified with pokemon lately i wanted to make a game that was like pokemon except cooler and stuff so i was messing around with rpg maker but motivation to make it comes and goes
If you need any sort of help, gimme a call yo.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 05 Jun 2014, 03:41
by Ashan
I killed the boss I mentioned in my last post. Turns out the trick is to cast reflect on him. I didn't know reflect applies to healing spells until now.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 05 Jun 2014, 03:45
by YelseyKing
Once again, the world is safe from Sigma... for a while, anyhow. I just finished Megaman X3... what is it with the Megaman X games and being generally fair, but having ridiculous final battles out of nowhere? Seriously, a tiny, hard to hit target that can only be damaged with charged shots, and those crazy unpredictable mines... I'd honestly hate to try that battle without the two armor upgrades, as the stuff in that battle deals enough damage *with* both of them... yikes.

I actually did a dual-playthrough of X3. The X Collection version, and the SNES original, mostly to see what differed between the two. As it turns out... not a whole lot. Animated opening and ending, and animated sequences showing off the boss when you start a stage. Also remixed music. Other than that, seems to be the same game.

Onwards to X4!