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What games are you playing?

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Ashan » 5 months ago

KobaBeach wrote: so don't feel bad about using savestates on it, that's what i did.
Well I didn't use save states, I ran through act 6 about thirty times like god intended. Bow to your superior B)
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

me, nearly legit clearing all of hydlide, holding back tears because i savescummed at varalys: keep talking bi*ch
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby BurntTenda » 5 months ago

I've continued playing Dragon's Dogma

I completed a couple of the Wyrm Hunt quests and a Griffin is harassing me
Somehow I did an escort quest even with that happening
I did have to retry multiple times though
Glad I had blast arrows for this one abandoned camp full of armed bandits
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

I've been fucking about with dragon slyaer for the pc88 on and off and its pretty bad but i dont mind
(...)

I've also been trying out a bit of Dragon Slayer on the PC88 too. It's a super early ARPG from the same era as Hydlide, so it's not exactly any good, but it's pretty neat. You may have heard of it if you're familiar with bad Game Boy multicarts since a lot of them included Epoch's GB port. It feels a lot like a bad Mystery Dungeon mixed with Sokoban, if I had to describe it.

Again, it's not the most playable game, a lot of it is pretty stupid like the ghost that can just fly everywhere unless its blocked off by a cross and just takes items you need (keys to unlock chests, rings to push blocks, money to gain health, power stones to gain strength) and places them elsewhere around the map, potentially killing the run, but it's interesting for what it is.

HG101 says the Saturn version is the most playable in modern times but I haven't played it yet.

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here's some stuff from my curiouscat about it (warning its pretty horny from furries trying to get me to be weird)
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Ashan » 5 months ago

I booted up New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe again and I think I'm gonna go for a 100% completion of New Super Luigi U now. I owned both of these games on Wii U, and I had beaten NSMBU on that but didn't do much more. With the Switch release I actually 100% completed it (I think I posted about it a while back in this thread) but I kinda forgot the Luigi game was on there, and I think I didn't even finish the first world in that on Wii U so I'm gonna finally figure out what this is all about.
So far I've been kinda liking the bite-sized level format. And I've been less so liking some of the secrets that require ground pounding in random spots with literally no indication so you can break through some bricks and find something. I'm kinda just preparing to use Google for some secret exits cause it's not fun to just be ground pounding everywhere.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby HiroshiMishima » 5 months ago

That reminds me of butt-stomping in Paper Mario to get Star Shards. At least the ground would wobble if you were near by, but unless you knew where to look that kinda meant a lot of stomping in otherwise innocuous places. I think you could get hints via the Fortune Teller, but it was still pretty time consuming.

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

star

moon

sun

water

life

cardcaptors of the clow

expect the unexpected now

i got 3 crests on dragon quest 2 nes and im gonna grind a bit for the tower of the moon Image now that i did the watergate key mess and also got the water flying clothes. current levels are 21/20/16 (midenhall/cannock/moonbrooke (laurasia/sumaltria/moonbrooke))
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby thatguyif » 5 months ago

Just finished Yono and Celestial Elephants, a one-man indie game that's really adorable in many spots. It's very much designed for kids, for it's a really short game (only 3 dungeons, 8 areas), and the controls and puzzles are pretty simple. Plus the aesthetic is very cutesy. But still, I liked it as a Zelda-like game.

Gonna see what else I can finish up in the next week before FIESTA is upon us

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

i'm at rhone

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might grind to level 30 (midenhall) just to be safe

edit: i grinded to level 35 but i still got my ass kicked because dragon quest 2 doesn't know what good game design is. so fuck it!
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Ashan » 5 months ago

Love these stupid random hidden blocks for star coins in this game :^)))))

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Griflion » 5 months ago

That should be illegal :monstrosity:
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Cyril » 5 months ago

Continuing my KH series playthrough with birth by sleep, the first one I'd never played before

The combat is a bit sluggish compared to KH2 and the difficulty curve feels a bit all over the place but it's also got new worlds and I'm enjoying it

Through one story, halfway through a second one currently
i've honestly never played a video game in my life

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby metasomnia? » 5 months ago

I finished World of Light in Smash Ultimate today, finally.

I still have like six games nearing the end or about halfway through and i really should finish them :slow:
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Ashan » 5 months ago

Several years ago I decided to re-purchase a Game Boy Advance from a local used site because I still had a handful of games but had sold my original GBA at some point. When I bought it the seller included a copy of Golden Sun with an extremely tattered and worn-off label. I never really knew anything about the game so it just kind of sat around, but I've heard it's a good game so today I decided to dig that out and give it a shot.

I'm about 2 and a quarter hours in right now. So far... I think the gameplay is neat, but my god the cutscenes/dialogue are WAY too long, it's absolutely unbearable. Typically, 10% into the cutscene I feel like I've already gathered all the necessary information the story needs to continue on, but characters just keep going back and forth, repeating the same things to each other over and over again. And I wouldn't even mind if it was a bit better written but it's not really that great of writing. There also seems to be a running theme where one of these cutscenes has characters repeatedly stating that time is of the essence, and they need to get moving quickly, but then they just keep talking and going back and forth endlessly.

Like at the beginning of the game where Isaac and Garet collected the last gemstone and the temple starts crumbling, everyone is freaking out that they need to get out of there as soon as possible, but they're concerned that Isaac and Garet are too far away and won't be able to escape. Aaaaand they just keep repeating this over and over again for 10 minutes, when the two characters could have slowly made their way back and it would be no issue.

The game also frequently asks you questions that you need to give a yes/no answer to, and they're always completely useless so I don't know why they bother. Like at the beginning of the game, they're trying to do some world building and Garet goes "the four elements make up all matter, isn't that right Isaac?" And I figure it's world building so they have no reason to lie about something like that, and for the hell of it I said "no" and then Kraden corrects me, "no, actually Garet is right." Yeah no shit, why did you ask me that?

I'd like to get more invested in this game but it just does not seem to respect your time. I'm gonna continue with it, hopefully I'm through the worst of the cutscenes with it being the beginning of the game and them having to do all the story setup.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby thatguyif » 5 months ago

...Anyone else doing the Four Job Fiesta that starts Sunday?

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby metasomnia? » 5 months ago

Ashan wrote: I'd like to get more invested in this game but it just does not seem to respect your time. I'm gonna continue with it, hopefully I'm through the worst of the cutscenes with it being the beginning of the game and them having to do all the story setup.

hahahahahahahahahaha

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

lufia 2 more like mafia ii

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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Ashan » 5 months ago

metasomnia? wrote:
Ashan wrote: I'd like to get more invested in this game but it just does not seem to respect your time. I'm gonna continue with it, hopefully I'm through the worst of the cutscenes with it being the beginning of the game and them having to do all the story setup.

hahahahahahahahahaha

Well I'm glad to see this isn't just me
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby Bean » 5 months ago

Yeah, it's the series' biggest detriment. I think by the time Dark Dawn came along and basically did the same thing, people had moved on. It was definitely good when it came out, but personally, I was kind of done when The Lost Age just kept doing that.

Anyhoo, Mega Man 11 on the PS4. Halfway through the troph-chievements in less than a few hours of playing because why not? Stat padding time, but more importantly, it lets me get a run recorded for the internet while I stall with playing Mario yet again.

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Re: What did are you playing?

Postby Awoo » 5 months ago

Bean wrote: Yeah, it's the series' biggest detriment. I think by the time Dark Dawn came along and basically did the same thing, people had moved on. It was definitely good when it came out, but personally, I was kind of done when The Lost Age just kept doing that.
Hoo boy, Dark Dawn... That game has problems.

Replayed through the first two Golden Sun games fairly recently. Man, that's a lot of dialogue. I also remember the game being a lot harder than it was
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby metasomnia? » 5 months ago

I haven't played Dark Dawn yet so I can't give an opinion on that, but I personally feel the entire open-ended middle section in the Lost Age where the game doesn't tell you where to go, or what to do (beyond an NPC mentioning a thing about Neptune blocking the way to Lemuria and another mentioning needing a specific item to damage him) and having a billion places to go where progression is hidden by out of the way psynergy items in areas other than the ones they're actually needed at, making you have to backtrack and figure what needs to be used where, is much worse than meandering cutscenes and dialogue, and that's not even talking about the other problems with the Lost Age in general. The first game, despite being quite chatty, at least has decent pacing and no major difficulty spikes or nasty surprises for the most part



Non-spoiler tldr: the golden sun series in general is chatty but there are worse things than excessive dialogue
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby YelseyKing » 5 months ago

Heh... I haven't posted here in a while (I usually just ramble about games I'm playing on Discord these days), but I see that the discussion has moved in a "Golden Sun" direction, coincidentally right as I started playing Dark Dawn. And it's funny. My first impression of the game was "...these people *still* talk too much." Like, it doesn't ruin the games for me, but it's very noticeable.

I've heard Dark Dawn is not as well-regarded as the first two games, and has a lot of arbitrary "Points of No Return", and since I hate missing stuffs permanently, I've just been using a guide to make sure I *don't*. That said, it's pretty solid so far, like the other two games. I was looking for a solid, straightforward JRPG that didn't try to re-invent the wheel, and hopefully this one satisfies that urge.
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Re: What games are you playing?

Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

i like arc the lad
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Re: What games are you playing? Not that >.>

Postby Awoo » 5 months ago

YelseyKing wrote: Heh... I haven't posted here in a while (I usually just ramble about games I'm playing on Discord these days), but I see that the discussion has moved in a "Golden Sun" direction, coincidentally right as I started playing Dark Dawn. And it's funny. My first impression of the game was "...these people *still* talk too much." Like, it doesn't ruin the games for me, but it's very noticeable.

I've heard Dark Dawn is not as well-regarded as the first two games, and has a lot of arbitrary "Points of No Return", and since I hate missing stuffs permanently, I've just been using a guide to make sure I *don't*. That said, it's pretty solid so far, like the other two games. I was looking for a solid, straightforward JRPG that didn't try to re-invent the wheel, and hopefully this one satisfies that urge.
Hope you like games

that have no real ending. Nothing in the story of Dark Dawn gets wrapped up, like, at all.



I love how Kraden doesn't recognize ArcanusAlex, despite him travelling with him for what, like the entire first game? It makes sense that the new characters you play as don't recognize him, but, seriously, Kraden?

Ho boy, don't get me started. I really wanna like Dark Dawn, but, gah, problems!
metasomnia? wrote:

I haven't played Dark Dawn yet so I can't give an opinion on that, but I personally feel the entire open-ended middle section in the Lost Age where the game doesn't tell you where to go, or what to do (beyond an NPC mentioning a thing about Neptune blocking the way to Lemuria and another mentioning needing a specific item to damage him) and having a billion places to go where progression is hidden by out of the way psynergy items in areas other than the ones they're actually needed at, making you have to backtrack and figure what needs to be used where, is much worse than meandering cutscenes and dialogue, and that's not even talking about the other problems with the Lost Age in general. The first game, despite being quite chatty, at least has decent pacing and no major difficulty spikes or nasty surprises for the most part



Non-spoiler tldr: the golden sun series in general is chatty but there are worse things than excessive dialogue
I loved that section, tbh fam.

It made the game feel really open, like the whole world was at your fingertips and you just had to go and explore it!


When that finally happens in Dark Dawn, it's so restricted, even without the "points of no return" if you glitch yourself back to an earlier area. Besides, there's only a few extra bosses when that really happens for the most part, anyway.

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Re: What games are you playing? Not that >.>

Postby KobaBeach » 5 months ago

Awoo wrote: Hope you like games

that have no real ending.

KobaBeach wrote: i like arc the lad
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