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What games are you playing?

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby raekuul » 3 weeks ago

It also made a degree of sense in Persona 3's The Journey, since the Main Character is the field commander and the party members are uncontrollable. I haven't played P3FES's The Answer yet, and it makes no sense in Persona 4 or games using that version of the One More engine since party members are controllable.

(I would prefer to see it as a difficulty-based option rather than a flat always-on-or-off thing - the Q side-series got it exactly how I like it since Leader Game Over is restricted to the highest difficulties)
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Postby Alice » 3 weeks ago

raekuul wrote: yeah the megaten series in general (and persona in particular) expect you to have mastered the battle system and fusion before you fight your first boss.

good luck with that.

(I'm looking forward to being able to pick skills directly instead of having to rely on chance inheritance - I want my repel-everything-rtikeya back, dammit!)

As for the "Leader KO means Game Over" part - I grew up with Baldur's Gate. I find it annoying t not a deal-breaker.
Persona 3: FES was my first game in the series so I'm used to the battles being difficult. It was just really frustrating to game over despite having a character reliably survive the boss' attack and having plenty of healing and revival items.

And agreed on the picking skills thing. It's so freaking convenient. I've already had multiple personas who possessed at least the base level skills for all four main elements. Currently most of my main personas have 1-2 second level single target elemental skills and typically have the ma____ version of the base level for 2-4 elements. Makes things a lot more convenient, especially when my main three personas all have high stats in one or more stat. (Most notably my Lamia with her multiple resistances and really high magic stat.)

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby NastCF » 3 weeks ago

I finally got around to playing Sonic Forces recently. Beat it the other day, and am currently working towards getting all the collectibles.

I can't say I went into it without any prior knowledge, making fun of this game is pretty much a meme in the Sonic community after all. But I didn't expect it to leave me feeling so... I dunno, empty? It looks pretty, the music's ok, I guess it can be sorta fun if you want to turn off your brain for a little, but other than that there's just nothing interesting here. It's functional but it's the bare minimum of a Sonic game.

If I had to praise it for something, I guess I like how explorable some of the levels are. That said it's the kind of exploration where you are locked onto a path via dash pads / automated sequences and walled off from backtracking, so...
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby BobisOnlyBob » 3 weeks ago

NastCF wrote: I can't say I went into it without any prior knowledge, making fun of this game is pretty much a meme in the Sonic community after all. But I didn't expect it to leave me feeling so... I dunno, empty? It looks pretty, the music's ok, I guess it can be sorta fun if you want to turn off your brain for a little, but other than that there's just nothing interesting here. It's functional but it's the bare minimum of a Sonic game.
This and the uh, "story", are why this game got the kicking from the fandom it did. It's not actually a bad game, but it's mediocre with relatively high production values, and the coup de grâce, came out right after Mania.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby thatguyif » 3 weeks ago

So I finished Link's Awakening Remake. I had some quibbles with the game—namely, the localization lost quite a bit of the quirky aspects that were part of the original's charm—but I still really liked it. And the ending gave me the feels...

Kind of wished they went went with the original secret ending rather than the DX secret ending



I still have to do the Gold Chamber Dungeons, and the last Trendy Game item, but I'll get that done over the next week. I might come back later this year to do Hero Mode because the game was a smidge on the easy side (I finished deathless, and had only one serious encounter).

With that out of the way, Fiesta is NOW
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Postby NastCF » 3 weeks ago

BobisOnlyBob wrote: This and the uh, "story", are why this game got the kicking from the fandom it did. It's not actually a bad game, but it's mediocre with relatively high production values, and the coup de grâce, came out right after Mania.
This is true. I'd also make the argument that the controls are a little botched across all characters, especially Classic Sonic. Being juxtaposed against Mania of all things didn't do it any favors.

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby BurntTenda » 2 weeks ago

I've played a bunch of Judgment.
I've gotten up to Chapter 6.
It's really good.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Ashan » 2 weeks ago

Still chipping away at Witcher 3.
I was doing this one quest where you go into this tower that has tough security measures, spawning golems and beasts to kill you. Then at the end you find out the whole thing was just building up to this punchline:
https://i.imgur.com/7E9knO0.jpg

Well played
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 2 weeks ago

Played through all of Saints Row: The Third this week. Would've enjoyed this one a lot more in 2011 before GTA V was a thing, but it was still a silly, fun time. It's also one of the most immature M-rated games I think I've ever played.

I'm also about ready to beat my first ever MLB game in Ken Griffey Jr. Presents on the SNES. Been playing that through half the spring and the first part of summer here. Since you can't simulate games, it got kind of tiring at times as a full season is 162 of them. Even at 15-20 minutes per game on average, that's over fifty hours played. Baseball season, y'all. And with an edit, it's over!

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Ashan » 2 weeks ago

Finished off the base game in Witcher 3. Ended up taking me about 81 hours according to Steam, it's pretty impressive how much content they crammed in there.
And luckily the Steam summer sale just started so I was able to grab both the DLCs for like $10. I'll be starting those soon
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Postby Bean » 2 weeks ago

Owned it for years and on two gaming devices, but I finally started up Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 this afternoon. I'm not going to get used to the text being on screen during levels during my first run and wish the game had a dub since it feels necessary to understand what's being said. Can't really be reading when the levels and especially boss fights are going at a breakneck pace.

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby raekuul » 2 weeks ago

Moving on to Pokemon Moon now that I'm (finally) done with Black.

On the one hand, I can very clearly see why Gen 5 is as beloved as it is (and it was nice seeing some of my Kalos mainstays in their original context!). At the same time, did they have to make the same mistake they made with Gen 2 by locking half of the content and half of the regional pokedex behind finishing the main story?

Also working on Disgaea DS and Powder on the side, to reduce the Pokemon Burnout that I was feeling during Black version (seriously, never try playing all the pokemons in a row)
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Postby Alice » 2 weeks ago

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I accidentally my into an enormous upgrade in Persona 4 Golden. Turns out that I'm already strong enough to defeat the Reaper.
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Though I'm not exactly lacking in power. Her skills are Die For Me!, Megidolaon, Maziodyne, Maragidyne, Vorpal Blade, Dark Boost, High Counter (or whatever the highest is), and Endure Light. And while they're a lot wear I have Thor, Anubis, and Cybele to cover the stuff she doesn't cover.

Edit: What the hell was that weird sequence of events? Letters in my post kept disappearing and every time I edited to fix it, new characters would disappear.

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 1 week ago

Got through Gunvolt's half of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, but there's a second playable character in this one, and I'm going to get through it eventually... just as soon as I catch more of these new bugs in Animal Crossing.

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby BurntTenda » 1 week ago

I finished Judgement
It was incredible
What a great ride
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 1 week ago

Beat Gunvolt 2. Better gameplay than the first thanks to a more forgiving scoring system, pretty good stage design, but the challenge is on the low side thanks to how easily it can be to evade taking damage if you know when to attack and when not to. Only major problem I had with it was some very noticeable slowdown when reloading as Copen. Everything else ran smoothly, and the three-phase boss fights continue to be the best thing about these games.

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 6 days ago

And playing Gunvolt 2 caused me to go through the shorter but just as fun spin-off game with Copen called Gunvolt Chronicles. If you like Mega Man X's whole air dash deal including diagonal ones with the art style of the Zero and ZX games, this one should click with you. It's got fun special weapons, good boss fights, and just felt like a full game even though I only put in four hours on it compared to Gunvolt 2's fifteen.

There's bonus content to play, but I'm good for now. Nearly twenty hours of those games in the last couple weeks is plenty. Besides, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is out tomorrow! See you there.

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Kleetus » 6 days ago

After a long time of not playing many video games, I got back to, and completed Mega Man Battle Network 2. At the moment I don't really feel like doing any of the post-game stuff.
Towards the end, it becomes the most "power of friendship shonen anime" thing ever and I kind of dig the cheesiness at parts.
I probably mentioned this last time I posted about the game but it's really interesting looking at this piece of media from nearly two decades ago and seeing what people thought the internet would be like, both because it got so many things hilariously wrong while also getting things disturbingly on point.
One of the characters doesn't trust people in person, and prefers interacting online because people show what their true character while given anonymity.
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Postby Cyril » 5 days ago

been playing thru the ratchet & clank series start to finish and decided, y'know what, let's play all the crappy post-ACIT games too so i downloaded them off the PS store

...and into the nexus came with quest for booty for free, so i'm playing that real quick first lol

it's interesting but some of the mechanics here got way improved in ACIT (why is the tether the right stick???) and the weapons feel...... weak as heck, tbh. but it's. good solid ratchet gameplay. tools is easily my least fave of the 5 mainline games though so having more of it in particular isn't especially thrilling
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Postby Ashan » 4 days ago

Finished the Blood & Wine expansion in Witcher 3 tonight. It seems like it could branch off into 2 paths, so I'm considering reloading back to before that split and seeing what the other one offers, though I could also leave it as a surprise for future playthroughs.
I went with the one where you break Syanna out of captivity to confront Dettlaff. Some of the fairytale land stuff was kinda fun, but it seemed like a huge detour completely unrelated to the bigger picture. I feel like maybe the other path tells a more cohesive story.
I think technically you're supposed to do the Hearts of Stone expansion first (and I'm probably gonna be super over-leveled for it now) but I went into Blood and Wine first because it has the blacksmith that can craft the fully upgraded gear and I wanted to get that ASAP.
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Postby BeatBoxingBoo » 4 days ago

Been playing Escape From Tarkov lately. It's so, like, stress inducing, but at the same time so satisfying haha.

Bad night tonight, though. Just can't seem to get a good raid in.
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Postby Cyril » 3 days ago

Cyril wrote: been playing thru the ratchet & clank series start to finish and decided, y'know what, let's play all the crappy post-ACIT games too so i downloaded them off the PS store

...and into the nexus came with quest for booty for free, so i'm playing that real quick first lol

it's interesting but some of the mechanics here got way improved in ACIT (why is the tether the right stick???) and the weapons feel...... weak as heck, tbh. but it's. good solid ratchet gameplay. tools is easily my least fave of the 5 mainline games though so having more of it in particular isn't especially thrilling
into the nexus now

whoah boy howdy are the levels in this game HUGE, both the full planets have taken me like an hour and a half each lol
i'm liking the weapon selection but the game does not run half as smooth as previous games in the series and it's visually a bit garish at times too
i've honestly never played a video game in my life
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Postby thatguyif » 2 days ago

So I finished two side-by-side Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta Runs. One Normal, one CHAOS.

The Normal run was rather dull. Monk/Time Mage/Geomancer/Dragoon. Geomancer proved to be much more useful than I gave it credit for. And Time Mage allowed me to actually use Kaiser Knuckles, which made Monk at endgame a useful member to some degree. But it was still uninspiring because Monk and Dragoon are both kind of just there. Despite Monk, I still had to grind a ton for Almagest. A Triple Crown happened in this run, though I had to Quickleak Omega (where I spent 2 hours watching the new TAS run of Spirit Tracks). Neo Exdeath proved a bit of a challenge, though I was able to prevent Grand Cross from firing thanks to a Dragon Lance+Jump. I used Rewind a lot in some spots.

The CHAOS run was actually fun, especially because I used a Fiesta patched game which allows you to access all jobs at the start. Beastmaster/Dancer/Summoner/Dancer. It was a bit of a challenge in quite a few spots, especially Sandworm. Triple Crowning this one was a mix. Omega proved a challenge: Took me 5 tries to finally kill it using only two Calms and two Summons of Ramuh (which was the only summon that could really offer damage). That said, Neo Exdeath was a cakewalk thanks to Catoblepas landing on the Almagest part, and having four Dragon Aevis deal 40k total damage on the other two parts. I think it took...5 turns? Less than 5 minutes, Almagest and Grand Cross did not fire.

Going to hold off on my next two runs (which will be Popular and PURE CHAOS, respectively) for a week. Might play something else in the meantime. Probably start Bully?
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Postby NastCF » 2 days ago

Been banging my head against Road Rash II and finally completed it yesterday. First impressions were pretty bad - I imagine it looks fairly impressive for a Genesis game, but the framerate is pretty abysmal and the controls are kind of unresponsive. But I managed to adjust somehow?? And man, when you get a good run going it's exhilarating. There's so many things that demand your attention, so many obstacles requiring very quick reflexes, and both cops and competing racers to worry about, who get especially aggressive in the later races. Managing to weave through it all and mantain your speed while you're at it makes you feel like you're on top of the world.

That said, yeah this game is super jank. Attacking opponents reliably is difficult due to the framerate, you can get knocked off your bike way too easily for seemingly no reason, and your view of incoming obstacles can get blocked by the road, making them pretty much undodgeable on your first try. It's hard enough to go a whole 6 minute race without getting busted or destroying your bike, let alone doing well enough to actually win. But hey I did it and I never have to play it ever again lol
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Kleetus » 20 hours ago

All the Sonics has made me go and re-play Sonic Unleashed (Wii/PS2 version). I never beat the game back in the day, and I'm planning on doing it now.
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