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Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 05 Nov 2020, 23:16
by KobaBeach
Beat Super Mario Galaxy with 61 stars. Banger game, but the disorienting physics, imprecise controls and lack of proper camera control kind of made some parts a bit annoying. Will get the remaining stars later on. Started Super Mario Sunshine again, at 5 shines. Had enough when I yeeted to the bottom of Bianco Hills during the second Petey battle, started laughing my ass off. Compared to playing on an emulator, I like the analog control a stick gives me.

Might continue FF1.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 02:44
by NastCF
Replayed a bit of Spark the Electric Jester today. I think it left a bad taste when I first played it last year, but it's more fun than I usually give it credit for. It's got some pretty fun level mechanics and powerups (I tend to prefer the ones that enhance your mobility), a good sense of speed and large multi-tiered levels, not to mention an absolutely phenomenal soundtrack. Still, most levels go on for too long and there's not enough going on in them to justify the length. Sometimes you'll have big empty stretches of level with no enemies or obstacles, where nothing happens, and I just zone out. Also there's a serious lack of polish overall, with glitches that range from 'music stops looping when you pause' to 'inexplicably lose one of your powers when you respawn in a boss fight'.

Also wrapped up the challenge mode in God of War II. Don't really recommend it - all the challenges boil down to 'fight a bunch of dudes but fulfill X condition', and they're wildly inconsistent in difficulty. I don't know why the very second challenge is the hardest one by far.

Tomorrow I'm starting Baba Is You so I'll finally have nice things to say about a video game instead of being a negative nancy all the time jeez!

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 23:00
by Alice
Finished chapter 4 of my replay of Danganronpa. It's easily one of the best chapters in the entire game but I forgot how short it is compared to the others. In the same length of play session I managed to go from the start of chapter 4 all the way up to the beginning of chapter 5's investigation.

Although now I'm not sure if I should replay Ultra Despair Girls afterward or DR2 then UDG. Ultra Despair Girls was actually surprisingly good but it's more of an action game without the investigation and class trial elements that make the franchise so interesting. Though its story and characters are still interesting.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 07 Nov 2020, 20:47
by Ashan
In keeping the theme of Jonathan Blow games, I've put a few hours into The Witness, and it's pretty damn fun! It teaches you how to play 100% intuitively and has some really clever puzzles all based around a very simple mechanic.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 09 Nov 2020, 01:59
by NastCF
Been playing Baba Is You here and there. Just cleared the Lake area, and I'm already in love. I streamed it for a friend and we worked together to solve some of the more tricky puzzles and had a great ol' time. I fully expect the later levels to completely wreck my brain, but I'm looking forward to it.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 10 Nov 2020, 00:59
by KobaBeach
Started Kingdom Hearts Final Mix yesterday for the fourth time, possibly the third time I'm beating it? Just finished Phil Cup, Traverse Town and Agrabah for today, and started Hundred Acre Wood. Also at Sunken Shrine in Final Fantasy.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 11 Nov 2020, 07:13
by Enjl
Just beat Fe, a pretty beautiful stealthy 3d platformer. The downside of having to get an Origin account was definitely worth the playthrough. The atmosphere and huge creatures are incredible, and I especially love the shmoovement potential when you get the glide.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 11 Nov 2020, 19:35
by Ashan
Finished off The Witness. Took about 21 hours in the end. Last night I got really stumped by a puzzle and spent all night thinking about it, and upon reattempting it this morning I managed to solve it in a few minutes.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 16 Nov 2020, 02:26
by thatguyif
Finished up most of the Untitled Goose Game postgame co-op with my friend. It was fun. All that's left are the

time attacks

, then we're done.

Started playing Outer Wilds recently. It's actually a lot of fun, just being able to poke around stuff to see where things lead. Unfortunately, because it's a space game, I can't play it all that often because I will otherwise fail to fall asleep (and I struggle to get work done when I haven't had enough sleep). Makes it unfortunate.

I might start something new tonight or this week to just keep moving along and make Outer Wilds a weekend game, but I'm not sure what game to start playing at this point. Starlink I could restart, but it's also a space game. Talked to a friend, he suggested either Shinsekai or Bioshock. The latter might be more appealing at this point, and could be done over the week.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 16 Nov 2020, 11:33
by raekuul
I'm up to Pearls in the Deep on Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. This mission is the main reason why I'm not playing this one constantly. At least with Advance the totema missions were fair. This mission is just... stupid.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 19 Nov 2020, 20:19
by Cyril
been reading steins;gate zero... it's aight. i understand what it's going for but the plot just seems like a mishmash of different plot threads that get picked up or dropped at random and it doesn't really feel like it's building to any point or big climax. i assume there are multiple endings & stuff but i'm not fully sure how it works in this one yet, i haven't seen an ending yet either so

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 19 Nov 2020, 21:03
by HatKid
Steins;Gate 0 is one of the weaker Science Adventure VNs. What route you get is based on

whether you answer the phone or not at specific points in the story

. It's kinda dumb, but not as stupid as Robotics;Notes's route structure.

Speaking of SciAdv, I finished Robotics;Note DaSH. It took its sweet time to get good, but at least when it did, it got pretty good. Hopefully there will be no more distractions so I can finish Yakuza Kiwami 2, which I started a few weeks ago but thing keep happening that prevent me from playing it.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 00:00
by KobaBeach
Over the past week or so, I started Monstro in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, finished the quests in the Lands of Lord British and Lands of the Feudal Lords in Ultima I after grinding to near max stats in the signposts and the Castle of Lord British quest (half the quests increase your strength) because yolo, started Final Fantasy I PSX's Easy Mode in my therapist's waiting room this monday, and went from Cornelia to Melmond in roughly 2 hours (Normal Mode/NES grind was too much) today, made it to Long Valley in Tales of Phantasia SNES, and went through The 7th Saga, starting the Japanese version after the grind got too much; just have the Wizard Rune (神のアーク) left.

Also at 2-1: あみーご さばく (Amigo Desert) in Bonk's Adventure (PC Genjin but w/e), スタープラチナとつきすすめ2's secret exit in VIP5 and あくまのもり in 8 Powers, got to 8-2 in Mario Maker 3DS' Super Mario Challenge, and sometimes I boot up Mario Maker 2 to play online stages, but I'm too lazy to 100% story mode or work on my own. 😔

EDIT: Made it to 4-1: ひろびろ さばく (The Great Desert) in Bonk's Adventure. :)

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 03:40
by Ashan
Been playing Return of the Obra Dinn. You basically just walk around a ship and piece together a story and it's pretty fun!

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 18:59
by Practical
trying to learn aerial dribbling and other moves in rocket league. I'm currently silver rank in competitive, at the 103 XP level, but I just got the game a couple months ago and the Nintendo Switch for my birthday in September, so I've got a long way to go. I've also been playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, not as much recently though because I completed all of the modes with a three-star rating. I've been playing NSMBU Deluxe and NSLU as well. I haven't gotten all of the star coins in either, but I beat the final boss in both. I was finally able to complete Yoshi's Crafted World. 317 flowers seemed like too much at first, but then I decided to do one thing at a time instead of all at once, like looking for souvenirs, poochy pups and beating the levels with full health last, and collecting all of the red coins, and getting 100 coins and all of the in-level flowers first, and I was done before I knew it.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 21:48
by KobaBeach
I just got out of the Pleasing Gardens in Wild ARMs, 7h21m
My entire strategy now for bosses is spam Meteor Dive, Valkyrie and Hand Cannon
I saved earlier in the Ship Graveyard and I'm like h

I also continued Dragon Slayer VI: Legend of Heroes on the PC98 and I'm at Chapter 3
There was a point where I just let the game sit there grinding with the auto battle and random encounters that stalk you like in 7th Saga to rake up gold

im going to bed

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 23:38
by KobaBeach
Made it past Lich and Marilith in Final Fantasy and got the Airship. Easy Mode though.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 07:59
by thatguyif
So I decided on Bioshock. First playthrough since buying it when it was released in 2007, so about 13 years? Been going through the Remastered Version, probably slower than most, but I like exploring and mucking around. About to enter Apollo Square, definitely on the last 25% of the game. Will probably play the Challenge Rooms when I finish, which may be either tomorrow or Monday. I got a 5 day weekend next week, which I'll dedicate a chunk to playing Outer Wilds.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 12:45
by raekuul
I'm coming up on the second Khamja battle in FFTA2. I've been actively dragging my feet on this one, as I've made Adelle into a Parivir/Fighter and since I briefly lose Adelle for a couple story beats I'll want to do them back-to-back... which means no other sidequests during that time.

I've also been playing Trickster Online again this past month due to an event that awards 154 cards per character per completion, so this is a goldmine for Card Identification (and I've got a Fire/Thunder/Dark Witch that's coming up on needing all the secret cards, so... yeah)

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 23:57
by KobaBeach
Got the class upgrade in Final Fantasy, made it near the end of chapter 3 in Dragon Slayer: Legend of Heroes and beat Ys Chronicles+ (just the first one).

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 23 Nov 2020, 02:12
by Ashan
Finished off Return of the Obra Dinn. Very cool game, go play it!

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 23 Nov 2020, 10:23
by Bean
Playing a co-op run of Sackboy: A Big Adventure on the PS4. The game actually controls well unlike all the floaty LBP games, so I'm actually liking this one. Sackboy's basically got SM3DW moves with the roll and slightly weaker Yoshi flutter jumps, but the levels themselves have been pretty good so far. Yeah, this might be the first one in the franchise I recommend if it holds up.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 01:14
by Ashan
Booted up Mega Man Zero/ZX collection for the first time since I bought it a while back. I had played through all the Zero games on the DS collection back a decade ago but I think I did it on easy mode so I figured I’d do it on normal this time. I most recently saw these games in ATMM but wasn’t really following the details of how the game works.

Cleared the first 2 main levels and then game overed in the third, and found the mission to be gone. I Googled it and apparently if you game over that mission is just gone forever so you should never game over.

Then I turned the game off

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 01:26
by ano0maly
Just briefly check out the story from videos or something and skip to game 2, I would say.

The story of the 1st game I actually found pretty compelling.

Re: What games are you playing?

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 02:28
by Ashan
I don't give up that easily!

I started a new save and did the first 3 stages without using any continues. Perhaps will regret trying this later