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What games are you playing?

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Postby KobaBeach » 3 months ago

Supercleared Final Fantasy! All chests, 15 Puzzle done and WarMech clear. Gave the Masamune to my White Mage. Chaos was pretty easy with my equipment and level.

Now starting Final Fantasy II NES! Got to the part where Minwu (More like MinGW no one will get this) joins you! The game's structure is very similar to Wild ARMs 2, all mission based, revolving around a headquarters location that you constantly return to. I actually kind of don't mind the level up system, it reminds me of Secret of Mana mixed with SaGa and the stat down chance adds a small element of risk, it's very fascinating. I understand people not liking the lack of control in their role-playings but I'm a weirdo lol.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Ashan » 3 months ago

Finished Yoshi's Island 100%. Kinda anticlimactic to do a fairly easy final level after Bowser but oh well. You'd think with how much focus this game had on collecting everything there'd at least be a congratulations screen for 100% but no! Enjoy some stars on the title screen!

Also, typical I couldn't even land on a flower on the final goal ring!
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Postby ano0maly » 3 months ago

In the GBA version there's a harder and more thematically meaningful final postgame level

and also a 100% ending



If you don't want to play it and wanna just check it out:






(It's in the second video but I'm including both videos that showcase the newly added postgame levels)
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Postby Ashan » 3 months ago

I remember hearing about the 100% ending being added but not the extra secret stages. Maybe I'll have to do a runthrough of the GBA version at some point.

I'm kinda generally not a fan of the Super Mario Advance games these days. Between the worse instrumentation in the music, compressed audio, and squished viewport you get with a GBA screen, I've never wanted to go back to them. And it's too bad they have those problems because otherwise they would probably be seen as the definition versions of the games, since they tend to do a better job of tracking completion and whatnot.
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Postby Cyril » 3 months ago

been playing animal crossing, which is cozy
got back into ori 2 after the performance patch, which tbh has only marginally improved performance for me but eehHHH i wanna finish it because the game is really good besides, though it is not as good as ori 1
i've honestly never played a video game in my life
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Postby Ashan » 3 months ago

I beat Star Fox for my first time today (route 1, even though I wasn't aware what the routes were until looking it up just now). I actually owned this on SNES as a kid and I did play it occasionally but I could never get past the 2nd or 3rd stage. But the biggest reason I didn't like playing it was because the picture of Andross' floating head and hands on the game over screen scared the hell out of me.

It's neat they managed to pull of a 3D game on the SNES but it... doesn't really hold up these days. It's super hard to tell depth and what's going on, and it runs at the bare minimum framerate for it to probably still be considered "animation" rather than a "powerpoint". Most of the time I got hit I couldn't even tell what hit me because the game occasionally turns into a mess of flashing shapes.

I had more trouble with Phantron than the actual final boss which was weird.
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Postby KobaBeach » 3 months ago

Got the Goddess' Bell in Final Fantasy II,

Josef is dead :c

. I liked Josef. Currently grinding a bit to get some MP goin'. Grinding magic in SaGa always feels super awkward for me because it's a period of changing from using high damaging melee attacks to low damage magic attacks with limited "ammo" until you get enough MP/JP and a high enough magic stat (INT etc) and it is h and it is no different in FFII. Thankfully I only care about MP and Magic Strength and not grinding every spell to 15? So I'm just spamming Sap/Anti on the characters and hoping they get drained, it has the biggest MP growth out of any spell (THANKS FF WIKI).

Everyone's dumb as rocks though, intelligence is really low. Don't feel much difference in spells but shrug
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Jongseok » 3 months ago

ULTRA Hyper YESSSSS!! I finally 1cc NORMAL clear Touhou 14 Double Dealing Character. Kijin Seija, You are a garbage, hentai, sukebe, bakemono.... You gave lots of "BONUS FAILED..." to me. I practiced her spell card Turnabout "Reverse Hierarchy" 118 times. ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN TIMES but I got BONUS FAILED.... I hate you completely. I had full hearts before I met you. Please recommend a Touhou STG game to play next time.
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Postby CrappyBlueLuigi » 3 months ago

i've been replaying Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time for the fourth time recently, and it's still quite good. i decided to adopt my team gimmick from a recent Pokémon Crystal playthrough where i only caught girl pokémon and named them for fictional women who are tangentially related to something about the pokémon. it's very silly but very fun!

the game 100% called me out when i got hasty in the personality quiz. i'd go into detail but my memory bad and i can't find the personality descriptions online
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Postby Ashan » 3 months ago

I tried route 2 in Star Fox and game over'd in Venom because there's a boss that crushes you and Falco keeps telling me to brake so I brake but then it just crushes me anyway

edit: I tried again and once again blew through all my lives and credits on this stupid boss. I looked up how to dodge when he tries to crush you and apparently you indeed are supposed to brake but it just doesn't work for me I guess. I don't think I like this game, it's impossible to tell what's going on, there's so much on screen, it runs at like 10 frames per second, half the time when I double tap a shoulder button to roll it doesn't work, you can clearly be hitting something with your shots and it just doesn't count, enemies will run into you, sometimes flying right in from of the side of the screen, and even though you clearly dodged them you take damage anyway.
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Postby Bean » 3 months ago

Star Fox 64, that one ain't. I got through the first two routes okay, but I needed the save states for the third one. It gets pretty hard exactly for the reasons you said. One day, I'll play Star Fox 2 and see what it's all about, but the original is kind of just there.

Well, bought FFVII Remake. Will I play it soon? Not sure!

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Postby NastCF » 2 months ago

Just cleared all achievements in Plague of Shadows. I thought having to do three more whole runs of the game would be painful considering I didn't love it the first time around, but in reality it started growing on me the more I played. Learning the levels helped mitigate some of the frustration I had before, including what bombs work better for each situation. Instead of trying to experiment a lot and getting confused, I just stuck to the few combinations that worked for me. I ended up feeling much more in control during these runs, so I had more fun overall. Trying to speedrun the levels felt surprisingly cool, and it was especially exciting to discover new ways to just tear through bosses. Propeller Knight's stage can still go take a hike.

So yeah, even if I consider it the worst of the campaigns, I'm gonna go ahead and say it's still good. Just takes some time to really click
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Postby KobaBeach » 2 months ago

Ah, I didn't play FFII today (it is 1:25 AM as of typing), but I got to the part where you recruit Leila (or Layla as Neo Demiforce calls her), heading to Deist (or Dist in the FC translation patch). Just grinded my folks to ~1100 HP, Guy's at ~1000, so he's all that's left to grind. Leila I'll just leave her mostly as is. I do like her the most of the 4th slot folk though, so I might beef her up just a smidge. I don't want to waste my time with pointless grinding though.

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Postby thatguyif » 2 months ago

I finished my Esuna for Corona run for FFV. It was an interesting run. It was pretty reliant on Mix for a good chunk of it, but less than I thought I would. It created a greater understanding of just how powerful the Bard is late game: After about 5 minutes of so of prep through the three continuous songs, I killed (tree) Exdeath and Neo Exdeath in about 3 minutes. Proof of my Triple Crown.

Maybe try to finish up Katamari over the next week so I can have that done at long last? I've been on and off it for a year now. Uuuugh.
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Postby BurntTenda » 2 months ago

I've played a bunch of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.
I think it probably has the best gameplay of the handheld games.
One complaint I have is that to counter you need to equip an accessory to do so.
I thought 3 was the first game that allowed you to open the menu before you retry something, but no, it's here in Re:coded!
I actually played through at Lv 15 or lower for that trophy, which was pretty easy since I was pretty thorough, so I had bunch of extra stat chips.

After that, I got all of the attack and magic commands to the CR status, which didn't take as long as I expected. It was surprisingly easy to do so.

The Olympus Coliseum is very strange, but at least it's not too hard. Especially with Strength-L and Charge-L to just casually do 6x the damage with something.

I learned that the Avatar Sector is doable alone, you just have to leave Tag Mode open, so I might go for the Avatar Collector and Sweeper trophies.

I'm not sure if I want to do the Speedrun trophies. I have gotten the first two of them, but Wonderland especially seems like it would be annoying to do in 15 minutes.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 2 months ago

I got around to playing FFVII Remake, and I'm finding it to be a mixed bag. I knew there was going to be padding, but I wasn't expecting it to be where they've tacked it on in spots. Some of it's good along with most of the new characterization, but there's a few major sore spots for me that are probably going to interject themselves more into the game as I go along. Combat's fun enough, basically XIII's done right, and some of the regular enemies can be a challenge if you just rush in like a fool or get caught in a bad spot.

So yeah, it's Fine-al Fantasy, just not great or anything so far.

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Postby Jongseok » 2 months ago

Hello! This is AAAA.
In this week, I 1cc Normal cleared 2 touhou STG games(Touhou 10 Mt o'Faith and Touhou 13 10 Desires) without playing Easy and practice section. These two were easy for me because I got the last spell cards. I enjoyed the game with moderate tension. My fingers trembled when I started Stage 5. I was completely blinded.
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Postby KobaBeach » 2 months ago

Played a bit of Super Mario Bros. 3. At Desert Hill.
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Postby BurntTenda » 2 months ago

I played through Hamtaro Ham-ham Heartbreak
It's a cute game
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Postby GenesisJames » 2 months ago

BurntTenda wrote: I played through Hamtaro Ham-ham Heartbreak
It's a cute game
That was a classic game from my childhood! Had a lot of fun with it; so many cute characters, and surprisingly great music, too! You should also play Ham Hams Unite for the GBC if you liked Ham Ham Heartbreak enough. It's basically the origin game for a lot of HHH's mechanics!

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Postby ano0maly » 2 months ago

Finished Mighty Gunvolt Burst with the third character Ekoro recently. I really like how she plays because of the reason below.

To recap, this game has a "burst" mechanic where if you finish off an enemy while you're close enough, you increase your burst count, which boosts your score. The count doesn't reset due to time, but it goes back to 0 if you defeat something outside the burst range. So you can't just shoot wildly if you're going for a good score and aiming for the highest rank of S. There are certain things in the game that allows you to get burst combo without getting close, though.

Ekoro's special ability called Goddess's Blessing allows her to become invincible for some time, and while this effect is on she deals more damage and can collect bursts without being in close range. And it costs a modest 100 points to have the ability available (enabling character abilities and attributes can increase your Cost Points, which decreases your bonus score - there's a bonus score category calculated as 6000 minus Cost Points usage), so the game fully expects you to use it.

Before when I played the game with Gunvolt and Beck, I played casually, only trying to play decently well but without aiming to get S ranks for each level. But with such a potent and useful ability for Ekoro, I thought it would be realistic to actually go for the ranks, because basically half the time I'm safe from most enemies/hazards and I get free bursts. It looks like achieving S ranks in all the levels doesn't unlock anything, although the ranks do increase your completion percentage (I've confirmed that you need all S ranks for 100%), and you do get an achievement the first time an S rank is reached.

I just thought that her playstyle very much gels with me, and it works well if you're playing for ranks. After progressively learning about how the game functions through the previous two character modes, Ekoro seemed like just the right mode to play. I might not play through the same game again with the other 6 characters you can get through DLC, but I can appreciate its strengths and what it has to offer after three playthroughs.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 2 months ago

I feel like every time the ball gets rolling in Final Fantasy VII Remake, the padding makes sure to send it right back to a screeching halt. There are so many things I'm enjoying while playing this like how the combat system will make you work for your wins even in some regular battles, but the game doesn't need as much filler or cutscene talk sequences as it does. There's just no real flow going here, and a couple of chapters definitely overstayed their welcome by a good while because of that.

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Postby BurntTenda » 2 months ago

GenesisJames wrote:
BurntTenda wrote: I played through Hamtaro Ham-ham Heartbreak
It's a cute game
That was a classic game from my childhood! Had a lot of fun with it; so many cute characters, and surprisingly great music, too! You should also play Ham Hams Unite for the GBC if you liked Ham Ham Heartbreak enough. It's basically the origin game for a lot of HHH's mechanics!
I did watch ProtonJon play HHU when he streamed it I think around last year.
So I might wait a little before trying it out myself.
I want it bit more fresh in my mind.

I got all the Speedrun trophies in Re:coded, as well as the Weapon Wizard trophy, and the Critical and Proud trophies.
The only two left are the ones for the Avatar Parts and the 100 floors of the Avatar Sector.
I've got 53 floors so far from Tag Mode.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby HatKid » 2 months ago

Over the past few days I've been working on getting the platinum trophy for Saints Row 3, then after that Saints Row 4. I'm not looking forward to finishing off the remaining challenges, chop shop, and assassination stuff as those are just kind of not the most exciting things. Some of the DLC trophies are annoying to get, but thankfully I didn't have to spend too much time trying to get them

I got the Trials of Mana remake, but I have to wait for it to arrive in the mail and since I didn't want to pay $15 for shipping, I have to wait like a week and a half. Oh well, there's plenty for me to do until then.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 2 months ago

Getting close to the last part of FFVII Remake. Wondering how they're going to try to stick the landing since I've heard things, but I'll find out for myself in the next couple of days unless I go powering on through it in one go. Doubt that though.


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