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Decided to check our parasite Eve 2. Pretty cool game. One of those that I wish would get a full on remake and continuation.

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Parasite Eve 1 was pretty awesome. What's the sequel like?

I've been playing lots of minecraft and lots of freecell.

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Xhin
Xhin
 

Final Fantasy X HD Remastered

Posted November 4th, 2017 by -Riku-
-Riku-
 

I'm achievement hunting in Halo MCC. 327/600

There are probably some multiplayer ones that I won't be able to get but I at least want to try and get all of the campaign ones.

EDIT:



Edited November 4th, 2017 by Vandy

I finished Gears of War 4, finishing up Gears of War Judgement and started Secret of Mana.

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Q
Q

well I just got a few games been working on playing thorugh a fan trnalsation of Never7, Root DOuble, Higurashi, and Umineko are on my list.

Posted November 4th, 2017 by tnu
tnu

Parasite Eve 1 was pretty awesome. What's the sequel like?


Never played the first one. some one told me to skip it as the 2nd one was a million times better.



Posted November 4th, 2017 by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Super Mario Odyssey (I think I'm almost done with the main "story")

Danganronpa V3 (early Chapter 5)

plus mobiles always

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Pirate_Ninja

Still working on Dark Souls III, but I just broke through another boss I was stuck on for a while, so we're back to actually making progress!

Also still trying to get through Cuphead. Still like it, but definitely have some issues with it.

And, for the season (even though I'm late now), Resident Evil VII.

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Jet Presto

"Decided to check our parasite Eve 2. Pretty cool game. One of those that I wish would get a full on remake and continuation. "

You playing it on PSP/PS3 or the original PlayStation?

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Q
Q

I rented CoD WWII

I played 1 round of Zombies but it is by far and wide the best Zombies ever in a CoD due to the pacing alone.



Posted November 4th, 2017 by Kaot0

You playing it on PSP/PS3 or the original PlayStation?


Ps vita.

Posted November 4th, 2017 by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I always forget about that thing.

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Q
Q

I forgot about it my self. Figured it was time for me to pop in some of those PS1 titles I bought. I will say this about parasite 2. It seems to be vastly better than resident evil. Wonder why it's largely ignored.

Posted November 4th, 2017 by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

That’s a good question. If I had to guess it probably had something to do with too many projects being worked on and maybe the developement teams were just all too busy. Maybe the switch to PS2 from PS1 caused them to invest more resources into game developement which could have reduced the titles they could produce. And then there was the merger with Enix in 2002 that could have caused it being forgotten also.

Honestly, who knows. Maybe one day it will get a revival/reboot.

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Q
Q

Why are other games ignored that are vastly superior to the ones that make it? =p

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Kohlrak

Shadow of War. A really disappointing sequel with an even more addictive Nemesis System. So I'm stuck playing it.

I also can't think of the last time I encountered such a poorly written AAA game.

Posted November 5th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

A really disappointing sequel with an even more addictive Nemesis System. So I'm stuck playing it.


I haven't gotten around to buying it yet but what's disappointing about it?

Posted November 5th, 2017 by Moonray
Moonray
 

trying to beat botw by the end of this weekend. All divine beasts are done. Just need to finish the 120th shrine, and then I'm heading straight to Ganon. Only then will I start Super Mario Odyssey

Edited November 5th, 2017 by ShadowFox08

can we sticky this?

Put another hour into parasite eve 2. What a really good game. The CGI cutscenes still hold up almost 20 years later.

Posted November 5th, 2017 by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

I haven't gotten around to buying it yet but what's disappointing about it?


It takes almost 4 hours of painful storytelling before the game finally opens up and lets you play with the Nemesis System - you know, the main appeal of the series.

Movement and combat feel as though they've regressed. Talion gets stuck on the environment a lot, and doesn't always respond well to direction (jumps and climbs wherever he wants) and collision (stumbles when running into an NPC instead of pushing them out of the way, which is fucking infuriating in such a crowded game). The Dominate ability, which you use to drain or control orcs, has a weird delay on it, and dumb luck is relied upon when trying to dominate a captain amongst a mob during combat. A core ability of the game should not be this unreliable. Combat itself is in desperate need of splitting its heavy/light attacks for varied combos, or something along those lines. Because right now it's more of a chore rather than something I actively want to engage in, and I don't want that with combat of all things.

The army/fortress system isn't bad, however I'm actually finding the opposite to be true where reviewers have commented on spending too much time in menus. There's potential in the fortresses, but it's pretty shallow so far, and not much variety or flexibility is allowed. Limiting Warchiefs to only one set bonus each feels detrimental, and doesn't exactly encourage experimentation either (what little of it there is).

Gear and weapons are now a thing, and it's half-assed.

The orcs and Nemesis System are, as you'd expect, still the highlight. It's addictive and still enjoyable to fight, hunt and recruit the respectable amount of orc personas that the game offers. They're a bit more involved with each other this time around, too.

Despite expanding into 5 separate regions (woodland, a cave, a castle, snowy mountains, and molten fields) and packing them to the rafters with enemies, it all manages to feel empty and lifeless. They exist solely as playgrounds devoid of personality for you to run from point A to B in, with as much obtuse landscape in the way as possible. It's a frustrating factor that's become all too common with open world games, and it's even more so with Shadow of War because they had such a rich, imaginative license to work with.

And as already mentioned, the writing is truly awful. I'm all for exploring a "what if?" story, but when every motive and action is left unexplained or waved away as "just because" then it becomes an exercise in frustration, and ultimately reads as bad fanfiction. Shelob is genuinely one of the worst characters I've ever encountered in a video game, and her reason for being involved in the plot (and being in human form) is so contrived it absolutely boggles the mind. They even managed to make the Nazgul and a Balrog as nonthreatening as possible.

Whoever voices Celebrimbor deserves some credit, though. He at least tries to bring gravitas to boring, repetitive dialogue. Troy Baker does his best as well, but Talion is ultimately a charisma vacuum and amounts to nothing more than a generic video game action dude.

I think I'm nearing the end of the game. I don't hate it (mainly the writing), but I personally think Shadow of War has enough faults that prevent it from being an improvement over the first.

Edited November 8th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

Forgot to mention the camera is a nuisance. It can be difficult to chain together stealth kills or anticipate for a counter attack when the camera actively fights against you.

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

It takes almost 4 hours of painful storytelling before the game finally opens up and lets you play with the Nemesis System - you know, the main appeal of the series.


That is a shame. It took long enough for the first game to get to the point where you could start controlling Orcs and really play with things. I was kind of hoping this game would have a brief tutorial for new players and then just open right into it with most of the nemesis tools available right away.

Gear and weapons are now a thing, and it's half-assed.


Dooku mentioned this to me a week or so back. My more cynical side makes me think they only did it to help justify the lootboxes they added (assuming you get gear and weapons from those on top of the Orcs).


But yea the story and open world and stuff, I expected all that. Seems to be par for the course for many of these open world games. Real shame as you said though, given the IP they are working with... But i said the same with the first game. Hopefully now they'll go off and just make their own IP to put the nemesis system in to instead of reusing Mordor :P

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Moonray
Moonray
 

You say this is a bad AAA game, but how is this different from other AAA games these days?

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Kohlrak

So far in Secret of Mana I have beaten the Wall Face boss in the Palace Ruins and gotten the Bow's orb. It was a tough area as there were many tough Enemies. I am not afraid to admit that I tried to rush through it to get to the final boss but ended up dying and losing about an hour's worth of progress.

It's been so long since I have played this game (14 years I think) that I have forgotten so much about it. This game is not afraid to punish you for not paying attention and being tactical. You can only carry 4 healing items of each type at a time. So you have to plan ahead and grind your characters abilities and levels. To level each character's magic abilities you have to use them over and over. Each character can level up their different weapon abilities by using each weapon. Which are a mix of ranged and close range melee weapons.

I am getting close to being half-way through this game and the more I play it the more I realize that there aren't many games like it. Great art style and graphics. Great music and sound. I'm going to finish this game and then move onto Final Fantasy III (VI).

Edited November 8th, 2017 by Q
Q

it's a pretty decent game with nice graphics and some bad mechanics. The whole ring-based menu system is atrocious, and needing to grind magic levels sucks (at least it's better than FF2, lol). And relying mostly on physical attacks made me deeply aware of how bad its hitboxes can be (especially paired with the need to constantly charge attacks).


thanks to free time/insomnia and a NES Classic, I played through Kid Icarus for the first legitimate time over the past few days (did it once before with savestates). It's quite the mean game in some respects, but I put forth the effort to get the best ending because what kind of shitty angel adventure doesn't end with a smooch from Palutena?

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Pirate_Ninja

"The whole ring-based menu system is atrocious, and needing to grind magic levels sucks (at least it's better than FF2, lol). And relying mostly on physical attacks made me deeply aware of how bad its hitboxes can be (especially paired with the need to constantly charge attacks). "

I can see your points on those. Grinding magic isn't very fun, and I always forget to use the Child's magic. But I leveled up the girl's healing magic ok. THe ring system can be a bit cumbersome and clunky but I got used to it fairly quickly. I think with a few minor tweaks it could be a lot better.

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Q
Q

I just finished "Grow Up" and "Back to the Future: The Game" last night. Not sure what to play next. I think I will try to finish an older game up or play "Gone Home" with my girlfriend (considering it's pretty short).

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Fox Forever

You say this is a bad AAA game, but how is this different from other AAA games these days?


If you're implying AAA titles are generally bad, then I've gotta disagree.

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

If you're implying AAA titles are generally bad, then I've gotta disagree.


I'm just implying they fit your exact description. They're not bad, but they don't have alot of elements older games had, and they're not meeting our expectations. That doesn't make them bad, but it does explain why we're still ranting about them.

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Kohlrak

The new Zelda and Mario games are both AAA titles that have elements from older games and exceeded expectations.

Edited November 8th, 2017 by Q
Q

I just finished Ys VIII tonight. It’s an amazing game. I was worried about not getting the True Ending but I did get it.

I’m thinking of starting FFXV. I have yet to play it. I re bought it on sale at Amazon. I might wait until Tokyo Xanadu eX comes out though.

Anyone who got the Nintendo Switch still playing it? I’ve barely touched mine since the Zelda game and I haven’t even beat it yet.

Edited November 8th, 2017 by Castrael

FFXV is alright, but it just don't feel as epic. I will say, some of the plot twists were worth it though. I played through the whole thing while staying with my girlfriend for a couple of weeks to keep my father from getting the respiratory infection that i had (which would've resulted in him not getting his prostatectomy). The graphics are OK. I played entirely in Japanese, so i can't comment on the english dialog, but I will say it did entertain me while my girlfriend wanted her computer (hers was way better than mine, so i was playing Falcon 4 BMS). I'd just wait for it to go on sale or something, though, because if you expect anything out of the sidequests, they're pretty much all the same and half the time you're just driving around trying to get the in game music to give you nostalgia, which becomes a chore in even getting all the soundtracks for the damn car. The hidden flight mechanics are post-game and are less accurate than Starfox 64, and slower, too, so the game really can be sumed up with one gif:



That's not to say that there isn't good stuff there. If you blink, you'll miss Shiva and other characters photobombing you. Apparently you can get a cool feature if you play the demo first, which is a good chunk of the game anyway, so go ahead and play that just to see if you really want it now.

Posted November 8th, 2017 by Kohlrak

And no, don't look up shiva photobombing you, because it does lead to one of the major spoilers of the game. Just know that she and carbuncle and maybe a few other characters will randomly photobomb you.

I'm not kidding you, since shiva doesn't appear much and she has a "plain clothes" form (which is the spoiler), I forgot it was her and thought the game was trying to make me think it was haunted or something.

EDIT: I think it's also the only Final Fantasy game with 2 Cids.

Edited November 8th, 2017 by Kohlrak

FFXV is the most overrated game in recent memory. It has its good points for sure, but I got at least as much frustration/disappointment out of it in the same time.

The hidden flight mechanics are post-game and are less accurate than Starfox 64
the "airship" was possibly the worst implementation I've ever seen of something that should've been cool in a game


Anyone who got the Nintendo Switch still playing it?
w...what

cas

did you somehow miss that mario odyssey just came out and is wonderful

I'm actively vexed by the fact that I can't play it until Sunday night at the earliest

Posted November 9th, 2017 by Pirate_Ninja

the "airship" was possibly the worst implementation I've ever seen of something that should've been cool in a game


To be fair, i think it's more there just to be there and to give you access to a certain post game dungeon. That said, it's still trash. I feel i would've been much better off just telling the car to autodrive to X and step away from the PS4 and torment my girlfriend or something. People get on the musou series for "always traveling," but at least it doesn't take you a long time to get somewhere. I still don't even know all the conditions for fast traveling, so most of my gameplay was spent in that car. I'm sorry, but the graphics weren't worth the constant reminders that the enemy had an airship nearby that wasn't going to engage me and the fact that I really wasn't getting anything done shy of having a screensaver while i went to my destination (it's not even like this was an immersive loading mechanic, either). If i wanted to listen to final fantasy music in a game that bad, i'd either go play that game or go play theatrhythm. At least in theatrhythm, I didn't have to grind just to get the next game's worth of familiar tunes.

Posted November 9th, 2017 by Kohlrak

To be fair, i think it's more there just to be there and to give you access to a certain post game dungeon.
which is kind of a shitty squandering of something that could've been cool, fun, etc. It makes sense that you don't get it during the course of the main story, since you're often dealing with blockades and avoiding the enemy and shit, but they also could've made your postgame reward transport faster and less finicky. The warning that you get game over'd for crashing isn't really adequate preparation for what a pain it was to land that stupid thing.

also pitioss ruins was probably my favorite part of the game


I still don't even know all the conditions for fast traveling, so most of my gameplay was spent in that car.
it did seem like an odd mystery at times. It was usually available to me, though, so I didn't think about it too much.


If i wanted to listen to final fantasy music in a game that bad, i'd either go play that game or go play theatrhythm. At least in theatrhythm, I didn't have to grind just to get the next game's worth of familiar tunes.
and I get to actually put together a party that I want, rather than "okay here's your crew for life plus you'll get a guest for a couple minutes maybe three times in the entire game, now go rescue your shitty fiancée"

Posted November 9th, 2017 by Pirate_Ninja

Ever since Final Fantasy XIII, I just lost interest in the series. The way the game's limited structure and gameplay, coupled with annoying voice acting was just bad. I couldn't even finish the game it was so bad. And Honestly FFXV doesn't look any better to me. It's like SquareEnix forgot what made previous FInal Fantasy games good.

Posted November 9th, 2017 by Q
Q

I do want to point out that right now you can get FFXV pretty cheap right now on Amazon. PS4 version is currently less than $32 and the X1 version is $25.
https://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-XV-PlayStation-4/dp/B00DBF813Y/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1510237842&sr=8-5&keywords=Final%2BFantasy&dpID=5192w97-N9L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1

Edited November 9th, 2017 by Q
Q

w...what

cas

did you somehow miss that mario odyssey just came out and is wonderful


Oh I know about it. I just dunno if I’m interested enough for it yet. I’m not good at platformers.

When I played FFXV, I didn’t get very far. I didn’t get past chapter one that’s for sure. I was still doing a lot of quests and getting more AP. I really didn’t like that part of the fighting system but I liked the action part of it and being able to switch between weapons.

I actually didn’t like the automatic driving. I got comfortable driving manually.

I got it for $30.

Posted November 9th, 2017 by Castrael

The grind in Shadow of War really sets in after the main story (where you unlock the "true ending"), and that's where the presence of lootboxes becomes more noticeable. Basically the game just keeps rotating between the fortresses you need to defend, so you need to laboriously level up your orcs through the fighting pits - where you watch 2 AI orcs mostly stand around and sometimes attack each other, with strengths/weaknesses not even mattering half the time - or run around the map completing the randomised quests for your army (this orc might be hunting caragors, that one might be raiding another camp). The incentive to just say "fuck it, I'll upgrade through lootboxes to save time" is strong. But obviously it's a shitty practise, a waste of money, and a game not worth putting more time and effort into, so I'm leaving it there for good.

Would not recommend. Play Shadow of Mordor instead, if you haven't already. It's a tighter, more refined game in almost every regard, and it'll be cheaper.

I just wish the Tolkien license would go to someone who'd show it a little bit of love and respect. For now, the spirit of Middle-earth only goes as deep as the set dressing. And I don't think I've ever hated a video game story more.

Posted November 14th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

"The incentive to just say "fuck it, I'll upgrade through lootboxes to save time" is strong. But obviously it's a shitty practise, a waste of money, and a game not worth putting more time and effort into, so I'm leaving it there for good. "

It's unfortunate that game developer's are starting to head down this path of game development. Take the recent news surrounding SW Battlefront 2 and it's loot crate system. It was originally going to take around 40 hour of gameplay to unlock a Hero like Darth Vader. That's just 1 Hero out of like 6 or 7 heros and villains in the game. So it was heavily incentivised for the player to buy loot crates to skip that play time. EA has since cut that play time by 75% but that was only after a ton of fan backlash.

So, like you said Orion, the best way we can fight this kind of game development is to simply not buy and not play those games. Don't even pirate those games. Instead buy the games that don't emphasize this model.

Edited November 14th, 2017 by Q
Q

EA has since cut that play time by 75% but that was only after a ton of fan backlash.


Yeah but they also cut the credit rewards you receive for completing tasks. So essentially everything was scaled along with that cut. Nice tale to tell for PR purposes though.

Posted November 14th, 2017 by Vandy

Yeah I read that too. What else is that you can't purchase the credits needed to unlock characters directly. You have to buy the loot crates that contain a certain amount of credits. Then, if you get any duplicate items you get credits based off of that with varying values.

SO basically you have to purchase a ton of loot crates, to get small amounts of credits that are needed to unlock the characters. Thus increasing the amount of money EA makes off of the gamer.

This is all based on assuming the gamer will purchase the loot crates. If the gamer decides to play the game and unlock the characters based on the credits earned per game, they will have to contend with a daily cap that sets the amount a player can make a day just playing the game. Again, designed to drive the gamer to buying loot crates.

Posted November 14th, 2017 by Q
Q

I started odyssey about err about 2 weeks ago? But holy shit, since last week I've been addicted to fire emblem warriors on my phone. O_O

Posted November 17th, 2017 by ShadowFox08

Tried to play Gone Home the other night. I liked the atmosphere and loved that it was set in the mid 90's but I was tired and all of the reading was straining my eyes. I also did not like how the comibnation codes for Sam's locker were hidden within the wall panels. Unless I missed something - how are you supposed to know to look there? There must have been a note or journal entry that I missed about hiding toys in the walls or something as a kid.

Posted November 20th, 2017 by Vandy

Currently playing Pokémon Ultra Sun and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Posted November 23rd, 2017 by Castrael

Her Story, Never7, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni doing a rerun of Fable 3.

Posted November 23rd, 2017 by tnu
tnu

250+ moons into Super Mario Odyssey. They've been a welcome change of pace, and man it's addictive. They seem kind of easy until you realise you've scoured a map a few times only to have found half of them. The Cappy transformations have kept each world feeling fun and fresh as well.

Definitely the best game I've played all year.

Posted November 24th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

After starting on the post-story content, Odyssey may have just leapfrogged SM64 as my favourite my Mario game of all time.

Posted November 26th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

Wow that's a pretty big statement!

I bought Forza Horizon 3 yesterday for $25 (mostly with gift card money). Never played Forza and haven't played a racing game since Burnout on the original Xbox but I've heard a lot of good things about this one so I decided to change things up. Liking it so far. The environments are beautiful. Being set in Australia with lots of off-road tracks helps keep things interesting.

Posted November 26th, 2017 by Vandy

Hmmm you know what? Maybe I will give skyrim switch a go someday on the switch.. But after mario odysssey, xenoverse 2, and xenoblade chronicles 2. ._.

I downloaded animal crossing on the cell phone, but I'm just not feeling it. FE Heroes is taking most of my game time still.. Playing like 2 hours everyday. Haven't been addicted to a game like this for a long time.. I haven't touched odyssey for 2 days.

Edited November 28th, 2017 by ShadowFox08

Forgot to add that I was also playing Collar X Malice (Visual Novel) on the Vita. Haven't touched Pocket Camp in two days. :/

Posted November 28th, 2017 by Castrael

Decided to replay Dark Souls (the first game).

I will never not think that Capra Demon and the beginning of Anor Londo are some of the most bullshit parts of any Souls game and really test the idea of being "fair." (The games mostly are, but these two parts definitely aren't, and are poorly designed.)

Posted November 29th, 2017 by Jet Presto

capra demon


the one with the two dogs right? yeah its pretty bs at first.

Posted November 29th, 2017 by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

It's BS all the time. Everything about that boss design feels entirely cheap. Two dogs (and the boss itself) charge you right off the bat. So you have to be quick to roll, but it's in the tiniest fucking room possible, so it's super easy to get stuck. The dogs inflict bleed and hound you nonstop with Capra Demon able to basically leap across the room to deal heavy damage. The tiny room is also full of little arches on the side ripe for getting stuck on. An there's, for some reason, a fucking tree in there too, because the camera in Dark Souls 1 is sooooo good. Having to deal with a tree there to sometimes block your view if you're at the top of the stairs or in that back corner is not annoying at all.

Beat him in a day because I'm better at the game than when I first fought him (was stuck on him for three days the first time), but it will never feel anything other than cheap to me.

Still love the Chaos Witch Quelaag and Iron Golem fights, though. Liked them even more this time.

Posted November 29th, 2017 by Jet Presto

I'm an ace at Capra now, but I'm willing to concede that the dogs were probably too much. The Bed of Chaos is the one I still die to half a dozen times every play-through. It just sucks and I never feel confident about anything I do in that fight.

For my part though I am playing through Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.



It's a cool game, and so far more compelling than SMT IV was at the same point.

Edited November 29th, 2017 by Famov

Here are a few of my recent clips from Forza Horizon 3.

Close race with a train: https://streamable.com/x0ih0
High speed rolling through the grass: https://streamable.com/dp6jd
Smooth roll and pretty rain effects: https://streamable.com/v7u90

Posted November 30th, 2017 by Vandy

Alright. My goal is to beat Super Mario Odyssey 2 and Xenoverse 2 by around New Years time. Then I could have time to play and focus soley on Xenoblade Chronicles 2...

Posted November 30th, 2017 by ShadowFox08

I took a break from Secret of Mana to play some Skyrim. I'll probably get back to SoM soon.

Posted November 30th, 2017 by Q
Q

Tried to play Gone Home the other night. I liked the atmosphere and loved that it was set in the mid 90's but I was tired and all of the reading was straining my eyes. I also did not like how the comibnation codes for Sam's locker were hidden within the wall panels. Unless I missed something - how are you supposed to know to look there? There must have been a note or journal entry that I missed about hiding toys in the walls or something as a kid.

Yeah there's a scrap of paper that points to their locations. They get added to your map I believe. I beat that game earlier this month. It was a nice story but definitely not a game I'd play through again.

I've been playing Batman: The Telltale Game when I'm alone. I'm finished with Episode 3 and am at the beginning of Episode 4. When I'm with my SO we play Dead Rising 4 which I really disliked at first but I've warmed up to it. Still don't like Frank's new VA, it's too gruff and the character is a little too asshole-y now. When I'm on the go I'm playing the third Layton game. These games usually take me a long time to finish since I'm not always on the go but it's pretty nice and I enjoy the puzzles.

I took a break from Secret of Mana to play some Skyrim. I'll probably get back to SoM soon.

I've always wanted to play that game. It's one of the "Big 5" of the SNES RPG's that I haven't played yet.


Posted November 30th, 2017 by Fox Forever

"I've always wanted to play that game. It's one of the "Big 5" of the SNES RPG's that I haven't played yet. "

It's definitely a great game, I think I am about halfway through the game. It's not perfect as I find the ring menu to be a bit cumbersome to use when trying to case magic and use items. This is due to one button bringing up the ring menu for the character you are currently using, and then another button the is used to bring the ring menu up for the other 2 characters. And even though you can move around the map sometimes one of the character's will get hung up on a corner or something and stop you from being able to go to far so you have to walk back to them and walk them out of the corner before moving on.

These are very minor gripes that aren't very noticeable when playing as the rest of the game is very good.

Posted November 30th, 2017 by Q
Q

@Fox Forever:

Do you ever play Halo? Halo 5 or MCC?

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Vandy

@Vandy:

I don't own Halo 5 or the Master Chief Collection (yet). I think Halo 4 burned me a bit a while ago when I got it, so I was taking a break for a bit with them. I want to get them eventually and get back into it.

I added you a long time ago on my friends list but when I cleaned it up to remove people I didn't remember, I forgot your gamertag and accidentally deleted you so I don't mind sending another request (it'll be from RealistIdealist).

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Fox Forever

Also can you play MCC local co-op? As far as I know you can't play 5 in local co-op.

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Fox Forever

There is no local co-op in Halo 5 but there is in MCC.

When you decide to pick them up let me know. I'd play through campaigns co-op with you and multiplayer if you wanted. MCC is usually around $10 on cdkeys. Halo 5 is only $20 off-sale. The black friday sales were only on req bundles which I don't think are worth it. Just buy the standard game. Reqs are easy to come by by playing the game.

Halo 5 gameplay is much improved over Halo 4. Very smooth. They got rid of ordinances, thank goodness. Feels more similar to classic Halo but there is sprint, clamber and a few other abilities that change things up.

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Vandy

Sounds good. I haven't been up on Halo 5 so I wasn't sure what it was like. I also have a massive backlog that I tackle all the time but I end up buying more games only when they are on a great sale. Hence why I have no clue about Halo 5 really.

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Fox Forever

I've enjoyed Halo 5 multiplayer more than any Halo game since Halo 2 for what that's worth and probably put more overall time into it than any past Halo game.

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Vandy

That speaks volumes for me, considering for most of 2005 and 2006 I was strictly playing Halo 2 Multiplayer. Hell I remember being in parties with people where we did super bounce jumps and the climbing butterfly thing for more than 5 hours. Days that are gone, sadly.

Edit: I have every Halo game up to Reach except for Wars so I was a big player for a while. Have never played ODST despite owning it, ha.

Edited December 1st, 2017 by Fox Forever

FF7

Posted December 1st, 2017 by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

^ best game ever

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Brandy

FF7 was a very good game and one of the original PlayStation's top RPG's, but I feel like it is overrated. I think it's the fact that it was the first 3D Final Fantasy game that get's people to feel like it's the best.

IMO Chrono Cross was a better game.

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Q
Q

actually i wouldnt say its the best game ever. i like silent hill 1 better. but its the best rpg ever.i literally havent play much games since ps1, so what do i know lol chrono cross seems cool though from what i read, i might try it if i can find it on ebay for a good price i love old rpg's

Edited December 2nd, 2017 by Brandy

I finished TTG Batman and have now started Stardew Valley. Bought it like six months ago but had yet to play it. This feels like a nice change of pace but I know it's a time-sink like game (but not as much as say a Final Fantasy game).

Posted December 2nd, 2017 by Fox Forever

Breath of the Wild is the kind of game where I'm enjoying even the most seemingly monotonous shit like experimenting with recipes. It has a few drawbacks - motion controls are god awful and unavoidable in some shrines; performance drops even out of combat; and the voice acting is baaaad.

Otherwise though, lots of fun.

Posted December 6th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

While I haven't had any problems with the voice acting, I agree that the motion control puzzles are annoying. I am not a fan of having to tilt the whole Wii U gamepad to solve puzzles. But the rest of the game makes up for it.

Posted December 6th, 2017 by Q
Q

FF7 was a very good game and one of the original PlayStation's top RPG's, but I feel like it is overrated. I think it's the fact that it was the first 3D Final Fantasy game that get's people to feel like it's the best.


I can only speak for myself, obviously, but being the first 3D Final Fantasy game meant nothing to me given how ugly that made it. I don't think it's the best, but I think it's up there among the best Final Fantasies for many reasons to nostalgia or it being the first PS or 3D one. I still think it has one of the best casts, with one of the more compelling stories, and materia being one of my favorite systems that I find among the most fun. I loved the world designs and the overall pacing, and felt it had an emotional core that elevated the franchise - which always had heart, and a strong emotional center. That's just my take. I can only imagine that many others feel similarly.


I disagree that Chrono Cross is a better game, but I would definitely agree that it often gets criminally underrated. I know it's gained some love over the years, but it doesn't seem to have caught that FF9 bug - like how you can't go four seconds without someone talking about how FF9 is the most underrated Final Fantasy to the point that it's actually pretty fairly rated now? I don't think enough people have come around to fully appreciating it.

Posted December 6th, 2017 by Jet Presto

“I can only imagine that many others feel similarly. ”

I’m sure there are, and you make good points about the game, and it definitely deserves most of the praise it gets. I’m in no way trying to say it’s not a good game. I just feel that it overshadowed so many other great rpgs that came out after it that it gets overrated.

“I disagree that Chrono Cross is a better game, but I would definitely agree that it often gets criminally underrated. I know it's gained some love over the years, but it doesn't seem to have caught that FF9 bug - like how you can't go four seconds without someone talking about how FF9 is the most underrated Final Fantasy to the point that it's actually pretty fairly rated now? I don't think enough people have come around to fully appreciating it.”

I personally found the story of Chrono Cross to be more interesting. Most of the characters were interesting but the game threw so many at you that it was hard to get invested in all of them like you do in Chrono Trigger and FF7.

I think the reason CC is so underrated is that it didn’t get the advertisement blitz that FF7 got. And with the quick succession of FF8 and FF9 following so quickly it was buried when it came out.



Edited December 6th, 2017 by Q
Q

ff7 is the best video game. that sequence in nibelheim was so well done, i literally got chills and no other game done this for me.

Edited December 6th, 2017 by Brandy

ave never played ODST despite owning it, ha.


Dude. That game has the best campaign in the halo series. easily one of my top 5 games of all time.

Posted December 6th, 2017 by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

I recently played ODST for the first time. It was good. I would put it well behind Halo 1 and Halo 2, though.

Posted December 6th, 2017 by Vandy

ODST didn't get a fair shake from most of the Halo community because they thought they could play it the same way as other Halo games. They didn't understand that you were not a Spartan super soldier, but rather a regular but still badass Marine who didn't have steroids, metal skeleton and a suit of advanced armor based off of alien technology. You couldn't run into a pack of enemies and expect to survive, especially on the higher difficulty settings. And on top of that it wasn't as fast paced. I think it was a very good game that showed what it's like to be a marine during that war and how hard it was for them to fight such an advanced enemy. And I really cared about finding the squad members hoping that none of them died, which I couldn't care less about in other Halo games.

Posted December 7th, 2017 by Q
Q

Just about done with Pokémon Ultra Sun. Finishing up with Team Rainbow Rocket episode: judging by the walkthrough, looks like I have Team Flare, Plasma, and Giovani left. Omg, this is challenging. I was not expecting it to be this difficult.

Then, I’ll probably start Tokyo Xanadu eX playthrough after finals is done on Thursday and before school starts back up. I have FF XV, Collar X Malice (Visual Novel) and Super Mario Odyssey to play still.

Posted December 11th, 2017 by Castrael

anyone here try out the recent zelda botw dlc?


Posted December 11th, 2017 by ShadowFox08

Dude. That game has the best campaign in the halo series. easily one of my top 5 games of all time.

I'll keep that in mind for when I'm unsure of what to play. It was just a part of the games that I ended up missing out on (didn't get the disc until this year).

I started playing casual games once again for now. Stardew Valley has taken up most of my gaming time. About 50 hours or so in and I'm not even done with the first year (am in the middle of winter). I've managed to fill the bundles on 3 of the rooms so far and am about to do a fourth once I get the right fish. Wasn't sure how quick the charm would wear off but I want to keep going.

Posted December 12th, 2017 by Fox Forever

I've jumped back into pursuing my Halo 2 legendary 3 hour completion achievement. Finished Uprising in just a little over 3 minutes last night. Currently in the middle of High Charity. I'm putting off Gravemind until the end. I'm pretty sure that will be the toughest, and I will probably have to go back and get a better time on Regret (current is 36 minutes).

Posted December 12th, 2017 by Vandy

Finished High Charity around the 6 minute mark with a few strokes of good luck.

I was doing well on The Great Journey. I was trying to get the spectre into the final fight with Tartar Sauce but when the fight began my spectre wasn't in the room. So I may have to restart this level to get a good time. If you can get the spectre into the room, you can spawn three Johnsons with snipers to help take out Tartar quickly.

Posted December 13th, 2017 by Vandy

"I was trying to get the spectre into the final fight with Tartar Sauce but when the fight began my spectre wasn't in the room."

lol @ Tarter Sauce. I'm not sure if that was intentional or not but thats funny!

Posted December 13th, 2017 by Q
Q

mostly Never7 at present. plan on giving Doki DOki Literature Club a go.

Posted December 13th, 2017 by tnu
tnu

plan on giving Doki DOki Literature Club a go.




Posted December 13th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

lol @ Tarter Sauce. I'm not sure if that was intentional or not but thats funny!


I think it's a pretty common name for him within the Halo community. Like Mister Chef.

Posted December 13th, 2017 by Vandy

I've heard Master Chef but not Tartar Sauce. He's a good color to be a "Tartar Sauce".

Posted December 13th, 2017 by Fox Forever

Really enjoying A Hat in Time. Great soundtrack and very charming visuals and platforming gameplay. Reminds me of a game Rareware would have made back in it's prime.

Posted December 13th, 2017 by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

"I think it's a pretty common name for him within the Halo community. Like Mister Chef."

Apparently I have not been paying attention to the Halo community.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by Q
Q

Apparently I have not been paying attention to the Halo community.


For now, you're better off. Since Halo 5 released two years ago, the only active members of the community now are long-time Halo fans who are complete cynics that shit on 343 any chance they get. It's one of the most negative communities I'm somewhat a part of. It's really unfortunate.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by Vandy

And that is why I don't get involved in those communities.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by Q
Q

But then you miss out on the tartar sauce.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by Vandy

That's ok, I can get some at KFC

Posted December 14th, 2017 by Q
Q

Picked up neir automata at GameStop for 30 bucks. Thank heavens I looked for a sale this morning.

Posted December 16th, 2017 by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

enjoy that sweet robot booty

Posted December 16th, 2017 by Pirate_Ninja

oh I will. :^)

Posted December 16th, 2017 by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

I just realized I talk in and notice these threads so little, then I wondered why. Then I remembered it's because lately I watch games more than play them. Either for financial reasons or laziness.

But I'm mostly playing a bit of Skyrim and a bit of MGS TPP because I never really finished both and my saves got wiped. So it gives me something to do at least.

I feel kind of bad for playing some of the most basic popular shit out there with skyrim but eh.

Posted December 17th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

We will be transitioning to a winter post on 12/21 - FYI

I feel kind of bad for playing some of the most basic popular shit out there with skyrim but eh.


You should not feel bad about that. Skyrim is a great game. And so is MGS V in spite of what some say about it. Why do you think you feel bad?

Posted December 18th, 2017 by Vandy

I'm not saying skyrim is bad or anywhere close to bad (though it does seem to have a shitload of faults along with the good). I just feel like there are many other games that deserve my direct attention more. I've said this about other things but I think the reason is I feel like better media gets buried underneath what ends up being popular a lot of times.

And skyrim is fine but even for what it does, I've heard of games supposedly doing it better like the latest witcher. I wouldn't know about that firsthand but it would not surprise me considering I've seen it hold true for other games.

Edited December 18th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

Cleared a couple of campaign segments in Battlefield 1. Gorgeous game. I feel that the missions are too short to really "bond" with the characters but over all a good game thus far.

Posted December 19th, 2017 by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I finished the game earlier today. I was surprised on how short it was. Over all it's an okay game campaign I don't think it does world war 1 any justice. The intro mission did have an interesting concept that I thought it was going to to build off of. I was wrong.

Posted December 20th, 2017 by A.o.h.
A.o.h.
 

Yeah, that campaign had potential but they really went nowhere with it. The missions were all fairly tame and uninteresting, and not enough time was spent with those characters to warrant any sort of payoff to their stories.

Posted December 20th, 2017 by Orion Nebula

The Italian bro story was pretty decent. It is jarring though going from the intro in which both you and the enemy realize how pointless the war is and agree on a mutual sieze fire to jumping into a suit of armor and mowing down hordes of enemies while taking little to no damage.

The tank story mission is the highlight of the game hands down.

I am thinking of purchasing ratchet and clank for the PS4. Can any one vouch for it? I've never played the older games so I have no idea what I'll be getting my self into.

Posted December 20th, 2017 by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 
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