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Postby Bean » 1 month ago

It's a very good game. I think it's a little blah in the marsh and haunted levels, but it's the best mix of platforming and gimmick levels the series probably has. Go play it.

I haven't played much of anything that isn't mobile since beating River City, but I do have a few games on the computer that I should get to.

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Postby NastCF » 1 month ago

Finally completed Mario 3D World after an entire month. I could've gotten through it much quicker but I appreciated it more this way.

Just started Rhythm Heaven on DS, up to Remix 1. I love this series, I've played Fever and Megamix and love them both. Problem is after playing Megamix, which mostly reuses older content, I'm worried about how much new stuff I'll experience going back. I'm four minigames in and only one was new to me so yeah.

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Postby Cyril » 1 month ago

Been playing MO: Astray. Really neat puzzle-platformer with excellent pixel art and atmosphere and a pretty nifty story so far too. Up to the end of chapter 2, it looks like there are 5 in total so it's not super long, but.

Kinda heavy on gore and horror elements though but the gore is at least all pixelated as heck.
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Postby 11clock » 1 month ago

I have been playing Wandersong. It’s a pretty chill game and unlike anything I played before. If you are looking for something to just unwind to and want something that seamlessly integrates interactive gameplay with a deep narrative, it’s an easy recommendation.

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Postby KobaBeach » 1 month ago

Beat Sonic Mania Plus, normal ending. Might try to go for all the emeralds later on.

Overall a really strong game, and the amount of callbacks are impressive. This is gonna be a really good way to cap All The Sonics (without counting Forces and TSR). Later stages were a bit too long, but the original games were guilty of this too. A side effect of having S3&K quality level design.

My one issue is that I wish it had a few more original stages instead of just being Generations 2 + a few extras. I also felt that the special stages were a bit too hard too, rationing rings whilst increasing speed just felt more annoying than anything. I'd say they're up there with the Advance 1&2 stuff in terms of being more of a pain than they should, even if I'm good at those.

Nothing will surpass racing Johnny though in terms of crap special stages.
I love the lo-fi PS1/Saturn presentation, but the special stages are kind of a blemish on an otherwise 10/10 game.

Even then, this is pure gold. rao is gonna love this one.
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Postby HatKid » 1 month ago

Returned to Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure after my sudden and apparent inability to do action commands in TTYD (which was extremely frustrating. I'd love to believe it's just Dolphin/my controller acting up but I don't think that's the case). Just about to go get the Earthstone and after that, I think I don't have a ton of game left unless the dungeons actually become actually a thing to navigate. Seems like a short game. According to the in-game timer I've only been playing for about 7 hours. Also, the game is extremely easy. With zero effort, my level became double the enemies' so I just one-shot them. The music is nice though and the English singing actually is pretty okay.
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Postby 11clock » 1 month ago

Started to play DKC2 and beat the first world. Game is pretty fun so far, but is it just me or are some of these jumps impossible without Dixie's helicopter glide thing? There was this one particular part in the last level before the boss fight where there were two bees blocking a horizontal rope, and the bee on top was high enough to where you either need to damage boost it or helicopter over it as Dixie.

Not sure if I am missing something.

EDIT: Also wasn't a big fan of the rope nets in world 1. You feel so slow and clunky when moving on them and barely have enough time to react to some things.

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Postby KobaBeach » 1 month ago

Made it to Chapter 8 (last one hype) in Shining Force. Will continue later, kind of tuckered out rn

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11clock wrote: Started to play DKC2 and beat the first world. Game is pretty fun so far, but is it just me or are some of these jumps impossible without Dixie's helicopter glide thing? There was this one particular part in the last level before the boss fight where there were two bees blocking a horizontal rope, and the bee on top was high enough to where you either need to damage boost it or helicopter over it as Dixie.

Not sure if I am missing something.
You can just barely make it if you go real close

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This game's tough, you'll get used to the physics as you go along.
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KobaBeach wrote: Made it to Chapter 8 (last one hype) in Shining Force. Will continue later, kind of tuckered out rn

Zylo's my highest leveled unit. My furry is showing again. Five battles left.

11clock wrote: Started to play DKC2 and beat the first world. Game is pretty fun so far, but is it just me or are some of these jumps impossible without Dixie's helicopter glide thing? There was this one particular part in the last level before the boss fight where there were two bees blocking a horizontal rope, and the bee on top was high enough to where you either need to damage boost it or helicopter over it as Dixie.

Not sure if I am missing something.
You can just barely make it if you go real close

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Pardon the death, I'm a clumsy bitch and I wanted to show off by jumping back and forth.
This game's tough, you'll get used to the physics as you go along.
You appear to be moving much faster and able to jump further than I was. I was literally right next to the bee and still couldn’t make the jump. And the bees right under the ropes are already just barely possible and really tight jumps.

I also watched raocow’s video of him playing the level and he seems to be climbing the ropes at like twice the speed as I was able to.

...Does this game have a run button?

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Postby NastCF » 1 month ago

I'm almost done with Rhythm Heaven, just gotta get Perfect on three more games - but I almost want to give up because Rhythm Rally 2 is just the worst thing ever. It's bad enough that it's repetitive, it's also way too long and repeats after the first half with no changes, so you're playing the same game twice essentially. Couple that with finnicky flick controls and it's a chore, at least if you're trying for Perfect like me.

That aside, overall I'm into it. Maybe not my favorite installment, but the touch controls give it a distinct feel. Also Love Lizards <3

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Postby Alice » 1 month ago

11clock wrote: ...Does this game have a run button?
Roll is also run.

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Postby HatKid » 1 month ago

I finished Rhapsody the other day. I had like an hour left of navigating boring dungeons. I actually sort of had to try with the final boss but still was really easy. I am interested in playing the sequels but considering they are Japanese only, probably would be a while if ever before I even started.
Back to TTYD, flying through the game. I'm on Chapter 3 but will soon be on Chapter 4. I decided that when I finish I will finally start Trails in the Sky SC because I now have The 3rd so I can just cruise through the remaining parts of Sky then I can figure out how I'm going to obtain and play Zero and Ao.
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Postby 11clock » 1 month ago

Started DKC2 over now that I was reminded of about the run ability (haven't played DKC1 since January this year, and Impossible lair didn't have a run button in favor of a "Mode 2" roll).

I am having a lot of fun with the game. I stopped after Glimmer's Galleon, which honestly sucked and gave me a huge headache. it was hard to see anything yet it hurt my eyes at the same time because of the flash when the angler fish rotates. My eyes are pretty sensitive to that kind of thing.

Rest of the game has been pretty great though. Hard to say if I am liking it more than DKC1. There was this simplicity to DKC1 that I really liked that I feel is kind of missing in DKC2. Are the plethora of animal buddies in DKC2 really necessary? So far they have all felt gimmicky and not very fun. Also, even though I see the same amount of screen space as DKC1, the small screen space bothers me in DKC2 and makes me wish that I could see more around me. Maybe it's because of the more vertical level design. I feel myself often getting hit by something I couldn't see coming. That said, there are some surprisingly creative levels that are overall fun to play through (with the one noted exception), and the bosses are very good. I like how each one has two phases to change things up, and are FAR better from DKC1's bosses to the point where it's not even funny.

I absolutely hate that DKC2 now has a collectible that you need to grab every single one of in order to access all of the final levels. I am usually fine with a collectible if I only need to collect "enough" of them (Rayman Legends, Impossible Lair), but having to search for literally all of them aggravates me. I probably won't bother with the extra levels as a result and stick with the normal ending.

ATM I would rank DKC2 slightly below DKC1 in terms of my personal enjoyment (maybe same level as Super Mario World, which would be in my A tier), and DKC1 (S tier) I rank below Impossible Lair (which I also classify as S tier and is my claimed "favorite game of all time").

(Oh noes, I have an unpopular opinion! I said DKC2 is worse than DKC1! Time to pack my bags!)



EDIT: Another note. I like the characters in DKC2, they feel more balanced than DKC1.

Diddy - Very acrobatic, has a good cartwheel attack that can also make for really impressive jumps off cliffs.
Dixie - The "I'm not dealing with that s--- lol" character. Great for beating certain sections of levels in ways that the developers clearly didn't intend.

EDIT 2: I am aware that DKC1 also had animal buddies, but they didn't feel as prevalent as in DKC2.
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Postby KobaBeach » 1 month ago

Beat Shining Force 1!

Overall, I still prefer Arc the Lad 2, but for its time it's a really fuckin good SRPG. Not having dynamic party sizes - keeping it always as 12 when you have a full party with no choice of choosing fewer units just to speed grinding up - is a bit of a pain.

Story is a bit too simple, but the localization wasn't very good so I don't blame the story all that much. Challenge level is rather balanced. I leveled everyone to Promoted!Lv10 (promoted around level 10 though, not 20) and up and even with all those stat ups it still felt hard at the end, but it's nothing proper strategizing couldn't fix.

I didn't get everyone to join my party (e.g. Kokichi, Jogurt, Musashi, Hanzou) but I seem to have gotten most of them?
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I reached the level where you turn into a rattlesnake in DKC2. I may withdraw my earlier critique on the animal buddies because this level showed me that they may have more potential than I originally anticipated.

I really like that the boss fights are pretty challenging. The sword and gray klubba gave me some trouble.

EDIT: Entering world 4 with I believe around 30 lives. This is way more than what I had in DKC1. The game practically barfs lives on you. I am using savestates but only to properly save my lives and banana coins after saving in kong kollege (as if I am leaving the game on and returning later). Still playing the game legit otherwise.

EDIT 2: I may have sounded too harsh in terms of my earlier criticisms. I do think that DKC2 is a great game. It's just that when you compare a great game to another great game, you kind of have to exaggerate the small issues in order to properly rank one above the other. Literally none of my points of critique are major game-breaking issues, just small things that I would have preferred if they were done in a different manner.

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Bramble Scramble was a really cool level. I was expecting it to be a brutal difficulty spike given all that I have heard about it, surprised I only died once during it. But yeah, favorite level in the game now.

EDIT: I noticed that you keep kremcoins even when you die. So maybe they won't be so bad to collect now.

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NastCF wrote: I'm almost done with Rhythm Heaven, just gotta get Perfect on three more games - but I almost want to give up because Rhythm Rally 2 is just the worst thing ever. It's bad enough that it's repetitive, it's also way too long and repeats after the first half with no changes, so you're playing the same game twice essentially. Couple that with finnicky flick controls and it's a chore, at least if you're trying for Perfect like me.

That aside, overall I'm into it. Maybe not my favorite installment, but the touch controls give it a distinct feel. Also Love Lizards <3
this is the only one i've played extensively and rhythm rally is in general the worst thing about this game. it's just completely screwed up in a way i don't understand. when i replayed this a while back i got perfects in every game except rhythm rally 2 and remix 8 (which is, for all intents and purposes, just rhythm rally 2.5) and i know rhythm rally 2 was my last perfect when i did 100% the game the first time

i should get back to playing the wii one or check out the 3DS one sometime, i think
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Postby KobaBeach » 1 month ago

Been playing FF Tactics. It's pretty good but I'm mostly focusing on grinding JP for now.

NastCF wrote: Rhythm Heaven
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Cyril wrote: this is the only one i've played extensively and rhythm rally is in general the worst thing about this game. it's just completely screwed up in a way i don't understand. when i replayed this a while back i got perfects in every game except rhythm rally 2 and remix 8 (which is, for all intents and purposes, just rhythm rally 2.5) and i know rhythm rally 2 was my last perfect when i did 100% the game the first time

i should get back to playing the wii one or check out the 3DS one sometime, i think
No kidding? Those two are the exact same games I'm stuck on right now. I'm actually kinda relieved to know someone shares my pain, haha. Much respect to you for having 100%'d it before
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Postby Cyril » 1 month ago

it sucks because remix 8 has one of the coolest songs & the intensity towards the end is incredibly but of course it's built around the worst minigame in the series (i refuse to believe there's a worse one on any of the games i haven't played) so that ruins the whole thing
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Approaching the end of DKC2 and am on world 6. Nitpick time! Some of it is retreading and elaborating on previous thoughts.

There were two levels that I thought were just... bad. There was this level with an angler fish that was this confusing mess of an underwater maze where you couldn't see anything and the angler fish tries to blind you every time he turns. I heard that the VC version patched out the flash, but I didn't like the locked 4:3 aspect ratio and muddier looking colors (I tried the Wii U VC version). There was also this minecart level with switches that would have been a pretty cool level if it wasn't for the jumping from minecart to minecart bits that completely kill your momentum when you jump out of the vehicle, which led to some very cheap deaths. The racing version of that level was pretty rad though. Rest of the levels have been very good (except an issue with the swamp levels where I find it hard to tell what is ground and what is a bottomless pit and commit a lot of accidental suicides).

Kreeper Krow is my current favorite boss in the game. I loved that we switched between battling him and chasing him while getting shot at by eggs. But it and the King Zing Sting boss have made it clear to me what my biggest issue with DKC2 is. The game is a bit rough around the edges, and when I say that I mean the literal edges of the camera.

The camera is too zoomed in. I know it is the same zoom as DKC1, but the levels being more elaborate is making the issue more apparent. I tend to get killed by stuff I couldn't see. I have even had a point where enemies respawned on top of me because I looked right, which made the camera pan right, then looked back left which made it pan left and oops the enemies behind me respawned yay.

My previous critiques on the animal buddies and kremcoins have been alleviated. The levels that are specifically designed around the animal buddies have shown me that they are actually pretty interesting characters, highlight being the spider level Web Woods; it made me lose like almost all of my lives but I would be lying if I said that the level wasn't cool, and I liked that it subtlety trained you for the boss fight with Kreeper Krow right afterwards. As for the kremcoins, I discovered that you keep them when you die or exit the level, so it shouldn't be as painful to collect them as I originally figured.

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Postby KobaBeach » 1 month ago

Mastered Squire as Ramza and Knox (one of my generics). Gonna aim to get all my generics + Ramza mastering Squire and Chemist for now.
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Postby Ashan » 1 month ago

I've been tempted to buy Luigi's Mansion 3 but I'm like "I've never even played the first 2 games so why would I buy this" so today I downloaded I mean bought Luigi's Mansion and I'm playing through that. I got as far as the multi boo boss thing before dying and I figured I'd take a break there.
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Oh boy, guess what I am going to start playing tomorrow.

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