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Mr Gilhaney

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35400 on: October 12, 2019, 05:08:54 PM »


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Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35401 on: October 13, 2019, 11:54:31 AM »
Done with Spyro Reignited. I'm skipping the first game, cause I 100%ed the original version last year (I think) and 20 hours of Spyro are enough for now. I poked my head in briefly to take a look around, but I only toured the first hub before bowing out.
The second and third game are fun, but I think I still like the first the best. The third especially leans a lot on gimmicky stages where you play one of Spyro's friends. Nice for variety, but none of their playstyles are as fun as Spyro's (the second game uses temporary powerups instead).




Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35402 on: October 14, 2019, 02:27:22 PM »
The Surge 2 rant

Johnny?

Just finished that area last night. Found it much easier to avoid targeting anything specific until the legs were done.

Yeah, I got him. The delay on Super Heavy Weapons is insane in the Surge series and makes such fast acting bosses a real pain in the ass. Didn't even know I was going for the "hardcore" kill as I got V2.0 weapon after the fight, nice. Then I went back and faced a mini-boss from the get go! Killed him in 1st try. Then I went to open all the "mag-lock" doors and found... another mini-boss!!! near the start of the game and also killed him on my 1st try (NICE!).

I have now fully charted Jericho Downtown + AID Command up to the "boss room". I went back and used the Hook everywhere I could in the City.

Entering GIDEON ROCK now via the Cloud 9 club.

The story is a non-issue here. They just said fuck it and went deep into the comical zone with the sequel. A real shame because TS1 was dark and gritty thorough and thorough, this is... fan service? cosplay? fair? light hearted? I mean even the "kindergarten" area in AID Command is just pitiful. There is NO impact to the story pieces, NONE. Sidequests... I mean compare the sidequest's writing and gravitas in TS1 vs TS2.......... incomparable. One is KOTOR the other is Tetris for fuck's sake.

Again I need to praise the shortcuts to bonfires. They are absolutely ingenious. Me eyes are wide open whenever I discover where this or that route goes.

20 hours in, LVL52. Taking my sweet time to push through this as the combat is ^really^ ^fucking^ ^good^ even as a Havel build.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2019, 02:31:27 PM by Borys »

Freyj

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35403 on: October 14, 2019, 05:50:11 PM »
Yeah I gave up on my usual Souls “heaviest weapon available” build in favor of fast weapons like the fists / spear. I don’t really care much for the parry system and I feel like Havel build favors that. The cancel dodge out of heavy weapon / Goliath armor was too unreliable for me.

There’s a set called Liquidator that’s real nice for bosses. Gives a ton of elemental defense.

Chooky

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35404 on: October 14, 2019, 09:59:47 PM »
i've been playing some ps3 the last week or two, and holy fuck i almost forgot how bad last gen was. and it's not even that so many games were fucking boring crap, it's that every game looks like it's about to fall apart at any moment. screen tearing, uneven framerates, and just ugly-ass visual clutter everywhere. people really don't appreciate what we have right now enough.

Borys

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« Reply #35405 on: October 15, 2019, 03:46:06 AM »
Yeah I gave up on my usual Souls “heaviest weapon available” build in favor of fast weapons like the fists / spear. I don’t really care much for the parry system and I feel like Havel build favors that. The cancel dodge out of heavy weapon / Goliath armor was too unreliable for me.

Here's my winning attempt. Full Goliath armor + heaviest weapon possible.



Notes after watching the video:
- boss healthbar on top of the screen doesn't make lick of sense
- the amount of attacks I missed because of the slow swing build up... insane, you have to start attacking before the window of opportunity opens up

I have to thank Bloodorne and Sekiro for teaching me to never guard or parry. Makes all the Soulsborne games super easy when you never use or even think about shields/ parry/ guarding just roll/ dash the fuck away.

Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35406 on: October 15, 2019, 11:13:56 AM »
2nd Major Boss down [3-phase boss fight]. I just tanked him, lol. (Stood in place attacking and healing).

:bow Praise Havel :bow2

Got a prompt saying "World Will Change After This Point", very interesting.

EDIT: 3rd Major Boss destroys me... need to craft & upgrade anti-fire armor, damn.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 01:25:24 PM by Borys »

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35407 on: October 15, 2019, 05:22:10 PM »
That final level in Strider is a bitch  :doge  Also am on my second run in Ghouls'n'Ghosts. No idea where the magic item is. Plus a casual Shinobi 3 walkthrough on Megadrive Mini. At first I thought these days I'd prefer a more lenient double jump in the latter, but once you get used to it, you appreciate its depth again.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35408 on: October 15, 2019, 06:33:51 PM »
Did anyone here get the new Yooka Laylee? It looks pretty damn good
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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35409 on: October 16, 2019, 08:04:58 AM »
Having rehashed bosses is never a good idea in Soulsborne games, eh.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35410 on: October 16, 2019, 10:56:40 PM »
Beat CODE VEIN today [good ending], took about 23 hours and that was doing a sizable chunk of the side content. Overall, it's a decent take on the Soul formula, but certainly has some issues that could be worked on if they do a sequel [and there is room for one].
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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35411 on: October 17, 2019, 07:43:26 AM »
Running NG+ in The Surge 2



Great game but a shitty Surge game. Kind of like Fallout 4 was a great game but a shitty Fallout game. There is a set up for The Surge 3 here so let's see if they follow up.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35412 on: October 17, 2019, 12:01:26 PM »
How was Fallout 4.. a great game in any way shape or form  :lol

Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35413 on: October 17, 2019, 12:46:40 PM »
I shouldn't even bother with you because you are the polar opposite of me but:

- fantastic open-world map with varying locales
- good gunplay and combat - first for a 3D Fallout game
- good loot
- interesting crafting/ modular system
- fun and working settlement/ building your base system
- [personal] graphics i.e. Power Armor, high-rise Boston skyscrappers
- best loading screens ever

It was the major GOTY the year it got released:

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Awards

Fallout 4 received numerous awards and nominations from gaming publications such as GameSpot,[85] GamesRadar,[86] EGM,[87] Game Revolution,[88] IGN,[89][90] and many more. The game received a game of the year award from the 19th ceremony of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences—also known as D.I.C.E.—among numerous nominations for the award from The Game Awards, The Daily Telegraph,[91] PC Gamer,[92] IGN and more.[93] It was also placed on various lists of the best games of 2015 in which GameSpot put it at sixth,[85] GamesRadar at fourth,[94] among others top lists. The game also received awards and nominations for Role-playing game of the year with it winning the award from Game Critics and D.I.C.E. with nominations from various other gaming publications.[93][weasel words]

I got over 200 hours logged in it (FO4 + story DLCs).

S.H.I.T. Fallout title, though. Crap dialogues (Yes, Yes, Sarcastic Yes, Maybe.... but Yes), nonsensical perks/ S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system, abhorrent storyline and major villains (robots) and goofy DLCs (Nuka World).
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MMaRsu

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« Reply #35414 on: October 17, 2019, 01:38:21 PM »
I shouldn't even bother with you because you are the polar opposite of me but:



It was the major GOTY the year it got released:

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Awards

Fallout 4 received numerous awards and nominations from gaming publications such as GameSpot,[85] GamesRadar,[86] EGM,[87] Game Revolution,[88] IGN,[89][90] and many more. The game received a game of the year award from the 19th ceremony of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences—also known as D.I.C.E.—among numerous nominations for the award from The Game Awards, The Daily Telegraph,[91] PC Gamer,[92] IGN and more.[93] It was also placed on various lists of the best games of 2015 in which GameSpot put it at sixth,[85] GamesRadar at fourth,[94] among others top lists. The game also received awards and nominations for Role-playing game of the year with it winning the award from Game Critics and D.I.C.E. with nominations from various other gaming publications.[93][weasel words]

I got over 200 hours logged in it (FO4 + story DLCs).

S.H.I.T. Fallout title, though. Crap dialogues (Yes, Yes, Sarcastic Yes, Maybe.... but Yes), nonsensical perks/ S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system, abhorrent storyline and major villains (robots) and goofy DLCs (Nuka World).

And this is why the entire game fails. Nobody is interesting to talk to. Except for one or two mutated folks.

The coolest character in the entire game is the robot at Green Diamond stadium that speaks Japanese  :lol.

GOTY doesn't mean shit, because most of those websites I wouldn't trust them at all " The Game Awards, IGN " lol.. How can it be GOTY when the story is shit, the dialogue is garbage, the perks are stupid.. basically anything that makes Fallout Fallout is garbage in Fallout 4.

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- fantastic open-world map with varying locales
- good gunplay and combat - first for a 3D Fallout game
- good loot
- interesting crafting/ modular system
- fun and working settlement/ building your base system
- [personal] graphics i.e. Power Armor, high-rise Boston skyscrappers
- best loading screens ever

Allright let's start here. Now " fantastic " is a bit of a hyperbole, what varying locales are there exactly? The grasslands and the city parts.
Good gunplay & combat, how so exactly? Compared to other FPS games it's totally garbage, and as you said yourself the game falls flat on it's face when it tries to be an actual RPG. VATS is still cool, but that debuted in Fallout 3. Over 10(?) years ago.
The crafting system was great, I will give you that much. But it's not something like that hasn't been done before ( Fallout New Vegas ).
Personally I didn't give a shit about building a settlement, because there is absolutely zero reason to build a settlement. It doesn't offer you anything in the slightest as a benefit.
Boston skyscrapers were indeed cool, but they are barely used in the game. Almost no quest features them.

Now I did enjoy Fallout 4 somewhat, I put plenty of hours into it. The main story is absolute garbage. MAH BABY. And then he's a robot. Hmmk whatever the fuck GAME.
The " roleplaying " part of the game is as shitty as the other RPG parts of it. You are playing a character that has a predefined personality, voice and goal. So not really a lot of leeway for actual roleplaying. And like you said the dialogue choices are yes/no/sarcasm/more money

Personally, I think Fallout 4 is a garbage game that preceded Fallout 76 and will be the basis for any future Fallout and perhaps even ( I shudder to think ) future TES installments. It has some fun elements to it, but it's worse in many many ways compared to even Fallout 3 and especially New Vegas.

I also doubt you are the polar opposite of me :P.

Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35415 on: October 19, 2019, 09:00:17 AM »
Platinumed The Surge 2.



Here is my final NG++ equipment:



And stats:



My 10th (!!!) Souls platinum in chronological order:

1. Demon's Souls
2. Dark Souls 2
3. Dark Souls
4. Bloodborne
5. Dark Souls 3
6. Nioh
7. Sekiro - Shadows Die Twice
8. Remnant: From the Ashes
9. The Surge
10. The Surge 2

Can't wait for Nioh 2 and Elden Ring (oh! Elden Ring)

The Surge 2 is to The Surge :: Dark Souls 2 is to Dark Souls

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35416 on: October 19, 2019, 01:37:53 PM »
i've been playing some ps3 the last week or two, and holy fuck i almost forgot how bad last gen was. and it's not even that so many games were fucking boring crap, it's that every game looks like it's about to fall apart at any moment. screen tearing, uneven framerates, and just ugly-ass visual clutter everywhere. people really don't appreciate what we have right now enough.

I learned this last Xmas when I rebought one. Playing those games on PC is ideal.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35417 on: October 22, 2019, 07:13:09 AM »
started Catherine full body last night, such a great game, I'm still really good at doing the puzzles which was a shock as it'd been so long.

I feel the whole Rin thing has really been smashed in there though but they're an okay character.

Bebpo

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« Reply #35418 on: October 23, 2019, 06:47:40 PM »
Finished the true ending route in World of Final Fantasy. Great fucking game. I had to look up who did the cutscenes (and there are tons of cutscenes in this game, including summons) because they were really well directed like a mainline FF game or major jrpg and it's Jun Akiyama, the cutscene director from Vagrant Story, FF12 and Kingdom Hearts 1. No wonder they're so good. His cutscene direction + Hamauzu's top notch soundtrack + good dialogue writing/script + good gameplay = great fucking rpg. No wonder people said this was the better game than FF15 when both came out at the same time. World of FF, Shadowbringers and Theatrhythm (and maybe PSP Dissidia) are the best FF stuff since FFX/FFXII days.

So many people bitch about the ugly bobblehead look and can't get past it, but that's a dumb reason to ignore a great traditional rpg like this. You get used to it. The game also starts off kinda slow & linear gameplay-wise but it picks up around 5-7 hours in (and it's a good 50-60 hour game). Other than the slow beginning only negatives I have is the dungeon design gets cut & paste towards the end (Alexander's Bridge is ughh) and the balance can get pretty broken. I was struggling at endgame and used an online team suggestion and it took me through the endgame and all the post-game and true ending final boss no problem.

Also finished up the story mode in Super Mario Maker 2, also a great fucking game. Pretty much has everything you need, a ton of SP levels and tons of MP levels and a good course maker w/tutorials. Until they do a 3d mario maker I think this is pretty feature complete and I'll pick it up from time to time and play some online levels.

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« Reply #35419 on: October 24, 2019, 12:59:49 AM »
Tried playing Team Bloober's >Observer_ and I realized after Layers of Fear, Blair Witch and this I kinda hate Team Blooper and not gonna try any of their games again. Their concept of game design is pretty far removed from mine.

Like you have a cool cyperpunk setting here and it's a walking sim, but you're constantly unable to walk and forced to sit and watch dialogues play out. But you can't advance or skip the dialogue and have to wait for every line to be spoken and the dialogue ...is....delivered....very...painfully....slow. It's like nails on a chalkboard to me and the game is essentially unplayable. Deleting.

It also took about 40 mins of monkeying around in settings to get running on PC. Tech-wise seems a mess.

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« Reply #35420 on: October 24, 2019, 01:58:17 AM »
Finally started playing Binary Domain and outside the really dated Gears controls this is great. Reminds me of MGR-ish. Pretty good English VA track, guessing English was the primary language for this and not a dub.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35421 on: October 24, 2019, 02:21:28 AM »
Binary Domain is soooooo good. Probably the best TPS ever. I should play it again
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« Reply #35422 on: October 24, 2019, 03:17:19 AM »
RGG Studios made like 20 Yakuza games since, but they can’t muster a single Binary Domain sequel :goty
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35423 on: October 24, 2019, 04:28:47 AM »
Tried playing Team Bloober's >Observer_ and I realized after Layers of Fear, Blair Witch and this I kinda hate Team Blooper

You should hateplay the games like me. Streamed them for a friend and I honestly think Observer might be their worst one. It's unbelievable how hard it starts shitting the bed with the walking-sim hallucination bits.

Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35424 on: October 24, 2019, 04:37:51 AM »
Code Vein :exxy

Spieler1

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« Reply #35425 on: October 24, 2019, 05:44:51 AM »
Replaying Amnesia after I thought Soma became a little too shallow in game design. It's not quite as complexe as I remember  :doge But definitely more involving than Soma.

HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35426 on: October 24, 2019, 05:52:56 AM »
You gonna go further back and play their Penumbra games as well?

Bebpo

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« Reply #35427 on: October 24, 2019, 11:11:49 AM »
I don’t remember Amnesia having much gameplay depth, was a good game but more about atmosphere and creep factor. Gameplay-wise the Pnumbra games are much more games with poor combat, inventory and all. I liked them but they’re pretty rough. I fucking love Soma though. Basically it’s Amnesia with a better story and more interesting setting.

Also I’m in the minority but machine for pigs > amnesia.

Spieler1

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« Reply #35428 on: October 24, 2019, 01:10:20 PM »
At least there's some form of inventory/health management and puzzle solving in Amnesia. Soma is 80% pulling levers with not even the most minimal amount of brainwork involved. Story and atmosphere in Soma take a huge hit once they start with sassy banter and don't stop.

I might get the final Penumbra during Halloween. :trumps
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Bebpo

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« Reply #35429 on: October 24, 2019, 01:14:42 PM »
Amnesia had inventory? I haven't played it in years but I thought you just walked around and the couple parts with monsters are puzzles.

Binary Domain is soooooo good. Probably the best TPS ever. I should play it again

Yeah, I'm liking it. Gameplay seems pretty simple though and gunplay feels pretty floaty, basically what I'd expect from the Yakuza team doing a TPS. I haven't played a Gears-ish cover game for years so idk maybe they're all like that. I just installed Gears 5 so I can compare the shooting/movement feel.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35430 on: October 24, 2019, 10:28:59 PM »
Binary Domain definitely had better enemy design IMO. Different shit happens whichever limb you choose to shoot and it adds to encounters overall. I also enjoy the squad commands in that and how it can affect your relationship with them. I don't think that game gets enough credit gameplay wise.

The reason they never made a sequel is it's such a massive bomb everywhere that it's impossible at this point. Which sucks, cause it's really a great game.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2019, 06:22:58 AM by Dantizzinel »
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Bebpo

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« Reply #35431 on: October 25, 2019, 02:14:10 AM »
Yeah, I played some more of it (and messed with the FoV sliders until the shooting felt better and more accurate [note, it's hard to shoot well when you can't see a distant enemy]) and I'm really liking Binary Domain. Like I played a bit of Gears 5 and the shooting feels more solid and movement smoother, but you're right that the enemies in BD and stage design is pretty fun. And yeah I enjoy the dialogue responses to your team. Cutscene direction is on point for the studio and even the music is very good so far. Seems like a great game.

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« Reply #35432 on: October 25, 2019, 03:06:51 AM »
Do I sell my copy of Pokemon Emerald for a hundred buckaroos

and buy cod mw  ???

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35433 on: October 25, 2019, 03:44:30 AM »
Do I sell my rare retro item and buy a game that'll be $20 in a few months  :thinking
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MMaRsu

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« Reply #35434 on: October 25, 2019, 04:55:59 AM »
I dunno how rare it is but sure

Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35435 on: October 25, 2019, 05:43:26 AM »
Mechanically Code Vein is a fun JRPG (levelling up skills, switching classes, dozo dozo arigato!) mixed with the Souls formula (bonfires, upgrades, lost souls, stamina management etc.).

But the characters................ plot.................... dialogues...................it's like I'm playing anime!

ExoYZA

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35436 on: October 25, 2019, 06:23:41 AM »
That's because you are playing anime.

Hell, I struggle to think of a game more anime.
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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35437 on: October 25, 2019, 08:46:24 AM »
For whatever reason it reminds me of Resonance of Fate - that game was also too anime for my tastes (platinumed it!).

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35438 on: October 25, 2019, 08:55:18 AM »
Code Vein has its issues, but I'd really like to see what they can do with a sequel [assuming it didn't totally bomb].
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35439 on: October 25, 2019, 10:22:59 AM »
That's because you are playing anime.

Hell, I struggle to think of a game more anime.

Corey in the House on the DS...
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Bebpo

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« Reply #35440 on: October 25, 2019, 11:26:54 AM »
Mechanically Code Vein is a fun JRPG (levelling up skills, switching classes, dozo dozo arigato!) mixed with the Souls formula (bonfires, upgrades, lost souls, stamina management etc.).

But the characters................ plot.................... dialogues...................it's like I'm playing anime!

haha, so you did end up playing this :P

Bebpo

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« Reply #35441 on: October 26, 2019, 02:47:09 AM »
Started playing Crackdown 3 and it's...alright? Like it's just crackdown but in shiny this-gen HD with nice colors and more geometry, but it's still fun leveling up skills, finding agility orbs and you can still grenade spam everything. I remember Crackdown 2 being complete shit, so I guess this is a step up even if it's not trying anything at all and is just Crackdown 1 in HDDD. For free on gamepass I'm enjoying it as popcorn entertainment.

After so many series like AC have gone complete auto-climbing, it's actually kinda refreshing and satisfying for a change to try to figure out how to scale buildings from the ground to the top.

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« Reply #35442 on: October 26, 2019, 09:13:05 AM »
Crackdown 3 is the only game I've finished this year.   :fbm

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35443 on: October 26, 2019, 10:08:04 AM »
Code Vein has its issues, but I'd really like to see what they can do with a sequel [assuming it didn't totally bomb].
A ton of my weeby friends have been playing it on steam, unless Bandai Namco had idiotic sales goals I'd wager they're happy with how it's done.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35444 on: October 26, 2019, 11:03:11 AM »
Code Vein has its issues, but I'd really like to see what they can do with a sequel [assuming it didn't totally bomb].
A ton of my weeby friends have been playing it on steam, unless Bandai Namco had idiotic sales goals I'd wager they're happy with how it's done.

Physical sales in Japan were atrocious, though. :(
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« Reply #35445 on: October 26, 2019, 11:44:30 AM »
It was in the NPD top 10.

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« Reply #35446 on: October 26, 2019, 11:50:19 AM »
It did, but 83k in four weeks isn't exactly burning up the charts.
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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35447 on: October 26, 2019, 12:08:08 PM »
Mechanically Code Vein is a fun JRPG (levelling up skills, switching classes, dozo dozo arigato!) mixed with the Souls formula (bonfires, upgrades, lost souls, stamina management etc.).

But the characters................ plot.................... dialogues...................it's like I'm playing anime!

haha, so you did end up playing this :P


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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35448 on: October 26, 2019, 12:31:45 PM »
Started playing Crackdown 3 and it's...alright? Like it's just crackdown but in shiny this-gen HD with nice colors and more geometry, but it's still fun leveling up skills, finding agility orbs and you can still grenade spam everything. I remember Crackdown 2 being complete shit, so I guess this is a step up even if it's not trying anything at all and is just Crackdown 1 in HDDD. For free on gamepass I'm enjoying it as popcorn entertainment.

After so many series like AC have gone complete auto-climbing, it's actually kinda refreshing and satisfying for a change to try to figure out how to scale buildings from the ground to the top.

It’s definitely kind of a throw back to 2006. Not bad, but sort of a weird game in that context.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35449 on: October 27, 2019, 02:32:06 AM »
Crackdown 3 is the only game I've finished this year.   :fbm

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« Reply #35450 on: October 27, 2019, 01:38:52 PM »
I finally took the final key for coming in in Ghouls'n'Ghosts :rejoice The second run isn't so bad once you get the magic weapon, even though you're always scared to pick up a trash weapon over it. Plus it turned the larva boss into enraging shit, which took me as long as all the other levels combined. :stahp :rage
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« Reply #35451 on: October 27, 2019, 06:43:48 PM »
I finally took the final key for coming in in Ghouls'n'Ghosts :rejoice The second run isn't so bad once you get the magic weapon, even though you're always scared to pick up a trash weapon over it. Plus it turned the larva boss into enraging shit, which took me as long as all the other levels combined. :stahp :rage

Replayed a few stages of the SNES one to get a direct comparison. Weird how much slower that one is, but it's not that hard to get used to. Weapons overall are shittier though and I don't get why they removed upwards shooting. Still, all in all it's a slightly more satisfying game on SNES I'd say.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35452 on: October 27, 2019, 07:31:08 PM »
You've not played GnG until you've played it at 50hz with slow down and flickering  :stahp
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« Reply #35453 on: October 28, 2019, 09:48:53 AM »
I do not understand this game.

This boss took me 2.5 hours, countless tries, tons of prep (anti-venom, specific weapon, specific skills etc.)



He unlocks the path to this boss:



1st try, no preparation, no specific skills, on the fly etc.

The 3rd boss is again hella hard :/ (the nekkid lady in Valley of Defilement)
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35454 on: October 28, 2019, 09:53:19 AM »
The game definitely has some issues with difficulty spikes. Though to a degree this crops up in nearly every Souls-like.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35455 on: October 28, 2019, 11:43:05 AM »
I finally took the final key for coming in in Ghouls'n'Ghosts :rejoice The second run isn't so bad once you get the magic weapon, even though you're always scared to pick up a trash weapon over it. Plus it turned the larva boss into enraging shit, which took me as long as all the other levels combined. :stahp :rage

Replayed a few stages of the SNES one to get a direct comparison. Weird how much slower that one is, but it's not that hard to get used to. Weapons overall are shittier though and I don't get why they removed upwards shooting. Still, all in all it's a slightly more satisfying game on SNES I'd say.

A lot of early SNES games had issues with slowdown.

IIRC there is a way to cheese the larva boss no matter what weapon you have, but it's been ages since I played the game. 

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« Reply #35456 on: October 28, 2019, 12:02:21 PM »
iirc, the larva boss, you run all the way to the bottom left side of his body (without falling off) and just duck and shoot across his whole body, weapon permitting.   It should take out all his... orafices.

I remember when Super R-Type came out, it had such massive shitty SNES slowdown, but some mags were claiming it was  intended to do that.  :lol

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« Reply #35457 on: October 28, 2019, 01:02:48 PM »
iirc, the larva boss, you run all the way to the bottom left side of his body (without falling off) and just duck and shoot across his whole body, weapon permitting.   It should take out all his... orafices.

right, but the true ending weapon doesn't have the range, so it makes it suck.

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« Reply #35458 on: October 28, 2019, 05:25:59 PM »


ROFL

No shame at all.

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« Reply #35459 on: October 29, 2019, 02:24:02 PM »
Actually this area is amazing :bow2 so very, very, very long and twisted.