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Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 01:48
by AmeijinMayo
Oh just playing a Polkamon Shield every now and again. Thinking of starting up FFXII as well sometime.
nyoro~n

Re: What Final Fantasy games are you playing?

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 03:31
by Awoo
KobaBeach wrote: I'm like halfway through the first chapter of Final Fantasy Tactics and already it's pretty tough.
Have fun when you get to the various points of no return. I'd suggest having multiple save files if you're not using them already. It can be easy to softlock yourself into unwinnable battles at several points (though there aren't really any like that until the end of Chapter 2, to be fair)

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 06:14
by Slimeman01
Terraria Expert mode is being mean again, the Twins are bullying me

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 09:33
by KobaBeach
Awoo wrote:
KobaBeach wrote: I'm like halfway through the first chapter of Final Fantasy Tactics and already it's pretty tough.
Have fun when you get to the various points of no return. I'd suggest having multiple save files if you're not using them already. It can be easy to softlock yourself into unwinnable battles at several points (though there aren't really any like that until the end of Chapter 2, to be fair)
Yeah I've heard about the game getting super mean so I've set up an extra save file like I do with SaGa.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 23:04
by Bean
All eight badges in Let's Go Pikachu! now. Guess it's on to the last bit either tonight or tomorrow and then the postgame if I feel up to it.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 00:35
by AmeijinMayo
Bean wrote: All eight badges in Let's Go Pikachu! now. Guess it's on to the last bit either tonight or tomorrow and then the postgame if I feel up to it.
Nice! Only a bit more to go before you can catch that Two-the-Mew. Do you switch out pokemon frequently or have you built a team of sorts?

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 05:36
by Bean
AmeijinMayo wrote: Nice! Only a bit more to go before you can catch that Two-the-Mew. Do you switch out pokemon frequently or have you built a team of sorts?
Pikachu, Blastoise, Arcanine, Graveler (no online to trade), Hypno, and whoever for the sixth which is now Articuno. Pretty much locked in on the first five right when I got them and never looked back since they cover just about every field. It's not like the game's hard thanks to that starter character being super strong.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 05:41
by 11clock
Ring Fit has successfully made me addicted to exercise. How is this possible

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 06:52
by Kleetus
For whatever reason I decided to buy a used copy of the tie in game for the first Micheal Bay Transformers movie. The decepticon version of the ds game. (They pulled a pokemon and released two versions of the game, an autobot one and a decepticon one.)

The game handles super clunky, and even with mapping certain actions to the touch screen, it doesn't seem like there's enough buttons for all the actions. I'm playing on a 3ds so I imagine it feels worse on the og system. The game is pretty ugly, buggy, and suffers from a short draw distance.

On the flipside being able to scan lots of different vehicles for a transformer alt mode is cool, and each vehicle gives you different stats in both vehicle and robot mode. More work went into the story and characters in the game than into most of the live action Transformers movies. The voice acting is surprisingly good, and helps give the small crew of genocidal lunatics personality. I hear the game was the main reason the character Barricade became popular, and got a larger role in the Transformers franchise as a whole.

Haven't beaten it yet, but so far neat video game, except for the part where it's a video game.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 23 Nov 2019, 04:42
by NastCF
Been playing Hyper Light Drifter (first time, and I haven't seen raocow's playthrough so I'm going in blind). Progress-wise, I guess I've collected four of those shard things. Wow, this game really gives you no clear information on anything that's going on, and I kinda love it. It seems to be a pretty simple game at its core but the fact that not a single thing is named or adressed in text makes it super immersive. Maybe I would've appreciated to know right away that those chips I was getting were money, but it was kinda cool to discover that by myself too.

It feels pretty nice to play so far. Lots of directions to go right from the start. The combat's easy to learn and satisfying when you really get comfortable with the controls, and the abilities you can buy seem pretty neat from what I'm seeing. The multi-dash thingy in particular has been so fun to use in combat, to weave in and out of an enemy's range. The gun's not very useful to me for now, though I like the system of refilling ammo by slashing enemies as it encourages you to be agressive.

I appreciate that the lack of jump, replaced with a dash, gives the game a different spin on platforming, where you position yourself and aim well to cross gaps. Secret areas and paths are well-hidden but always subtly telegraphed which I also appreciate. Though I am a bit aggravated that there's so many areas I just can't get to at the moment, and I don't understand if it's an ability I'm missing or if I'm doing something wrong. I guess that's the nature of Metroidvanias, it's fine.

I've no idea what's going on with the story, like, I'm probably just dense but I can't glean any coherent information from any of the cutscenes or dialogues. My theory right now is that

me collecting and placing these shards is what's gonna bring about the apocalypse shown in the intro?

. Other than that, i'unno, there's warriors and monsters and stuff.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 23 Nov 2019, 15:48
by BurntTenda
I got Death Stranding a few days ago.
I like it.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 23 Nov 2019, 18:28
by 11clock
NastCF wrote: Been playing Hyper Light Drifter (first time, and I haven't seen raocow's playthrough so I'm going in blind). Progress-wise, I guess I've collected four of those shard things. Wow, this game really gives you no clear information on anything that's going on, and I kinda love it. It seems to be a pretty simple game at its core but the fact that not a single thing is named or adressed in text makes it super immersive. Maybe I would've appreciated to know right away that those chips I was getting were money, but it was kinda cool to discover that by myself too.

It feels pretty nice to play so far. Lots of directions to go right from the start. The combat's easy to learn and satisfying when you really get comfortable with the controls, and the abilities you can buy seem pretty neat from what I'm seeing. The multi-dash thingy in particular has been so fun to use in combat, to weave in and out of an enemy's range. The gun's not very useful to me for now, though I like the system of refilling ammo by slashing enemies as it encourages you to be agressive.

I appreciate that the lack of jump, replaced with a dash, gives the game a different spin on platforming, where you position yourself and aim well to cross gaps. Secret areas and paths are well-hidden but always subtly telegraphed which I also appreciate. Though I am a bit aggravated that there's so many areas I just can't get to at the moment, and I don't understand if it's an ability I'm missing or if I'm doing something wrong. I guess that's the nature of Metroidvanias, it's fine.

I've no idea what's going on with the story, like, I'm probably just dense but I can't glean any coherent information from any of the cutscenes or dialogues. My theory right now is that

me collecting and placing these shards is what's gonna bring about the apocalypse shown in the intro?

. Other than that, i'unno, there's warriors and monsters and stuff.
I hated Hyper Light Drifter for not explaining anything. I got completely lost and frustrated after a couple of hours when I first played it and haven't played it since with no desire to go back to it.

I get it, we all hate long boring tutorials that explain every little detail, but please at least give me an idea on where to go? It felt like no matter which direction I took I ran into a "you can't go here yet" gate. Breath of the Wild has almost no handholding either, but at least it gives you a direction.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 23 Nov 2019, 21:34
by NastCF
11clock wrote: I hated Hyper Light Drifter for not explaining anything. I got completely lost and frustrated after a couple of hours when I first played it and haven't played it since with no desire to go back to it.

I get it, we all hate long boring tutorials that explain every little detail, but please at least give me an idea on where to go? It felt like no matter which direction I took I ran into a "you can't go here yet" gate. Breath of the Wild has almost no handholding either, but at least it gives you a direction.
Huh, really? I've had some moments of confusion but I haven't really hit a wall so far. Initially I went east of the town and found nothing, but exploring west has been smooth sailing. Like I said I've already gotten four of those crystal things, I'm very close to reaching the first boss, and I already have a couple other places to explore after that.

I hope I don't come across like I'm flexing to you, I'm just surprised our experiences were so different. How far did you get on your playthrough?

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 03:05
by 11clock
NastCF wrote:
11clock wrote: I hated Hyper Light Drifter for not explaining anything. I got completely lost and frustrated after a couple of hours when I first played it and haven't played it since with no desire to go back to it.

I get it, we all hate long boring tutorials that explain every little detail, but please at least give me an idea on where to go? It felt like no matter which direction I took I ran into a "you can't go here yet" gate. Breath of the Wild has almost no handholding either, but at least it gives you a direction.
Huh, really? I've had some moments of confusion but I haven't really hit a wall so far. Initially I went east of the town and found nothing, but exploring west has been smooth sailing. Like I said I've already gotten four of those crystal things, I'm very close to reaching the first boss, and I already have a couple other places to explore after that.

I hope I don't come across like I'm flexing to you, I'm just surprised our experiences were so different. How far did you get on your playthrough?
As said, not far at all. I wandered around aimlessly and every direction from town led to a dead end. And I hated the slow walking speed as well, made it all the more tedious to figure out where I was supposed to go.

I remember hitting a dead end on the west side too, but I forget what stopped me. It has been a while since I tried the game.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 08:04
by Cyril
to be as spoiler-free as i can muster, from the central town you have three options you can play through to completion right from the start, but the game requires at least a degree of exploration to find some keys. it doesn't explain anything since, for the most part, there's very little to explain

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 11:20
by 11clock
Trying to do the Lost World in DKC2 is making me hate the game so I may just give up and move to DKC3.

It isn't the levels themselves, those are fine. It's the process of actually unlocking them. Kremcoin hunting isn't fun at all and it is just getting more and more frustrating as I progress through the worlds.

Captain K. Rool can throw his little party in Krocodile Kore. I am feeling done.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 15:51
by ano0maly
Why not just look them up

MarioWiki is a good source

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 19:01
by HatKid
Made it to Chapter 5 in Yakuza Kiwami. I'm liking it a lot so far but I am wondering how long it is.

Picked up my Romancing SaGa 2 playthrough from forever ago and beat up Kzinssie and finally made it to Year 1001. At this rate I'll be old before I finish the game lol
In my TTYD replay, I just left Riverside Station. I remember the Smorg fight being rather hard but like every other memory of difficult things in this game that turns out to be not the case at all and it's just little kid me struggling at games.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 25 Nov 2019, 08:17
by Bean
I beat Let's Go Pikachu! the other night, so there's the first ever game in that series taken care of after twenty years of it being around.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 27 Nov 2019, 10:56
by 11clock
I finished the first 6 worlds of Ring Fit Adventure. The game just keeps on getting more and more "RPG." Type advantages, consumable items, powerful attacks with long cooldowns, an "Elite Four" group of sorts, traditional boss fights, side quests, a skill tree, "metal slimes," and keep in mind that this game is Wii Fit 3. Nintendo really went all out with this one, and I honestly enjoy it a lot.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 27 Nov 2019, 19:20
by raekuul
Playing Persona 4.

It's December 6th.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 01:23
by Kleetus
All the Sonics has gotten me to dig out my copy of Sonic Chronicles; a game I haven't played in at least a decade, and never beat as a kid. Now that I am older, wiser, and good-at-video-games-er, I can see that this game has a lot working against it.

The game has half a trillion things going on, but doesn't explain them well. The worst offender of this is "armor". Characters have a defense stat, which lowers damage they take as you would expect. Characters also have an armor stat which probably also reduces damage. But you're not told what makes armor different from defense. There's equipment that increases armor but the armor stat is totally invisible. There are attacks that ignore armor, doing more damage to some entities, but they also ignore defend commands; so whats the difference between defending and armor?

There's no real reason to engage in most enemy encounters, because most of them only give you 10 experience in game where it takes several thousand to level up. Enemies don't give you money either. The only reason to fight enemies is for restorative item drops; but rest stops are so few and far in between you'll just end up using your new items.

The music isn't as bad as most people say it is, only a few tracks make my ears bleed.

I really can't wait to see the game as part of All the Sonics, but it's completely touch screen controlled and requires a lot of precision, so I have no idea how one would play it on an emulator.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 01:41
by BurntTenda
I remember seeing people on the Internet saying Sonic Chronicles was amazing and then all of a sudden I only heard about how bad it was.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 02:02
by NastCF
Kleetus wrote: The game has half a trillion things going on, but doesn't explain them well. The worst offender of this is "armor". Characters have a defense stat, which lowers damage they take as you would expect. Characters also have an armor stat which probably also reduces damage. But you're not told what makes armor different from defense. There's equipment that increases armor but the armor stat is totally invisible. There are attacks that ignore armor, doing more damage to some entities, but they also ignore defend commands; so whats the difference between defending and armor?
According to this FAQ (03d), "armor" refers to your damage resistance, while "defense" is actually evasion. Don't know if it's true, doesn't make much sense either way...

Kleetus wrote: The music isn't as bad as most people say it is, only a few tracks make my ears bleed.
I remember the battle music being kinda neat, but the map music... like, I wouldn't go as far to call it ear-bleeding, but it's kinda pathetic for a DS game. It doesn't help either that a lot of those songs already have superior renditions dating back like 12 years.

Kleetus wrote: I really can't wait to see the game as part of All the Sonics, but it's completely touch screen controlled and requires a lot of precision, so I have no idea how one would play it on an emulator.
If raocow owns a pen tablet I figure that'd be his best bet

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 10:07
by The Hero Hartmut
I bashed up my right thumb in an accident at work over the weekend, so I decided to start a new Digimon World run since it doesn't require much in terms of real-time stress on that side of the controller. I was able to get a legitimate Ultimate-level Digivolution on my first partner: Agumon -> Centarumon -> Andromon. Wasn't expecting to actually do it. I even got Angemon to the city much earlier than usual as a result.