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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36660 on: February 10, 2021, 07:56:12 PM »
Xenoblade apart from being horney is now also very  p o l i t i c a l   :tophat

is there a single jrpg that isn't made by men dying of thirst?

goes for all games western or eastern, but jrpg's are peak horny
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« Reply #36661 on: February 10, 2021, 08:28:14 PM »
Probably Matsuno games like Tactics Ogre and maybe FFT.
FF12 has a short skirt and Fran's ass, but that was probably SE forcing it in.

Suikoden I/II might be alright. The games that tend to be about realism war tend to be less thirsty. Valkyria Chronicles is totally an exception to that though. Now Valkyrie Profile 1/2 is pretty alright.

But yeah, W-rpgs are just as bad. When I was playing Divinity OS2 there was a decent amount of thirsty stuff.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36662 on: February 10, 2021, 08:44:31 PM »
Xenoblade apart from being horney is now also very  p o l i t i c a l   :tophat

is there a single jrpg that isn't made by men dying of thirst?

goes for all games western or eastern, but jrpg's are peak horny
They know their audience...
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36663 on: February 11, 2021, 03:49:54 AM »
Xenoblade apart from being horney is now also very  p o l i t i c a l   :tophat

is there a single jrpg that isn't made by men dying of thirst?

goes for all games western or eastern, but jrpg's are peak horny
Same goes for the "political" thing, but it's usually just your cookie cutter use of "genocide bad", "war is no pleasant" and similar surface level thematics.

EDIT: Not a comment on Xenoblade specifically, since i haven't played it, but i just find it funny when people comment on an anime or a game with "wow such bold and mature themes!", and then it's usually a very broad and basic take on that stuff.
Which ironically, it being so far removed from the target audience, it even makes it less brave to tackle, since you don't really have any real territory to explore.

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« Reply #36664 on: February 11, 2021, 08:40:00 AM »
Anyone playing the hottest survival and crafting game Valheim?

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« Reply #36665 on: February 11, 2021, 11:05:33 AM »
Not a comment on Xenoblade specifically, since i haven't played it, but i just find it funny when people comment on an anime or a game with "wow such bold and mature themes!", and then it's usually a very broad and basic take on that stuff.
Which ironically, it being so far removed from the target audience, it even makes it less brave to tackle, since you don't really have any real territory to explore.

I watched through Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions with a friend because it supposedly had themes like that. It has basically become an in-joke between me and that friend. Absolutely horrendous show. The only reason we remember the show is because we started rooting for the goblins the main characters are supposed to kill.

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« Reply #36666 on: February 11, 2021, 11:06:32 AM »
Witcher 3
Finally getting to see what the hubbub is. At first it was just another Skyrim type and now it's sorta what Skyrim should have been (if it were just a bit more open).
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36667 on: February 11, 2021, 04:07:53 PM »
Xenoblade apart from being horney is now also very  p o l i t i c a l   :tophat

is there a single jrpg that isn't made by men dying of thirst?

goes for all games western or eastern, but jrpg's are peak horny
Same goes for the "political" thing, but it's usually just your cookie cutter use of "genocide bad", "war is no pleasant" and similar surface level thematics.

EDIT: Not a comment on Xenoblade specifically, since i haven't played it, but i just find it funny when people comment on an anime or a game with "wow such bold and mature themes!", and then it's usually a very broad and basic take on that stuff.
Which ironically, it being so far removed from the target audience, it even makes it less brave to tackle, since you don't really have any real territory to explore.
Xenoblade is thankfully not taking it too far. The dumb dumbs from the lower regions of the Bionis eventually travel to the top where the High Entia live.
They have a more advanced civilization and an Emperor who is about to give over the reigns to his heir. There's a group plotting to prevent that from happening. 

Overall XB handles most if its themes well, they're not trying to hit you over the head with lessons of morality and it doesn't take itself too serious.
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« Reply #36668 on: February 12, 2021, 05:07:27 AM »
Xenoblade apart from being horney is now also very  p o l i t i c a l   :tophat

is there a single jrpg that isn't made by men dying of thirst?

goes for all games western or eastern, but jrpg's are peak horny
They know their audience...

I donít know what the west is like, but the ads I am served as a mobile player in Japan are brazenly sexist. None of the games that are advertised are offered on the US store. When the ads are particularly egregious in there objectification, I actually report them.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36669 on: February 12, 2021, 05:14:50 AM »
I like when the ads are like "Don't let your wife see you playing this game" and I turn off the phone and cry myself to sleep.

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« Reply #36670 on: February 13, 2021, 08:20:41 PM »
DQXIs

Going back around places in Act 2. This looked nice:



And this mount is amazing. There's so many good mounts in this. I kinda wish they added them all to FF14. I wonder since DQ10 is an MMO if some of these mounts are from that.


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« Reply #36671 on: February 14, 2021, 12:39:38 AM »
I like when the ads are like "Don't let your wife see you playing this game" and I turn off the phone and cry myself to sleep.

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« Reply #36672 on: February 14, 2021, 01:18:16 AM »
I like when the ads are like "Don't let your wife see you playing this game" and I turn off the phone and cry myself to sleep.

TRY NOT TO CUM

Too late  :rash
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« Reply #36673 on: February 14, 2021, 03:36:16 AM »
Now that I'm actually a good way into Act II in DQXIs the pacing is pretty breakneck fast. Once you're on the boat it's just like one spot after another, especially because a lot of these arcs are just like some cutscenes -> boss fights.

Kinda took a break from this to play Hitman III and AC Valhalla since the transition to Act II and the start of Act II dropped the pace down, but now that it's picked back up probably get through Act II this week.

Boss fights are actually somewhat challenging now, which is good. When I fought the gloomnivore at the castle ruins after a billion cutscenes I got destroyed and had to Dark Souls style do a 10 min run back to the boss. First time I died on a boss, but I'd never played defensively up until that point because the game was easy. On 2nd attempt buffed defense and healed and played defensively outside my 2 attackers doing big damage and it was fine. Been using the same style for bosses since and it's going good.

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« Reply #36674 on: February 14, 2021, 03:48:58 AM »
I just got the "flying plot device" so I'm dicking around exploring. I use Hero - Sylvando - Jade - Rab

I use Sylvando to Oomphle Hero + Jade, who then spam Falcon Slash & Multithrust, then use Rab to Sap

From there I pretty much spam that shit and use Hustle Dance (it does more based on Sylvando's Charm, so it outheals Multiheal), and use Rab to use his triple claw attack. I get some chunky Crits in

I could just set up Erik to annihilate enemies (prob the most broken character in the game) - BUT - with Hero + Sylvando + Jade you can use Electro Light pep power, which can spawn metal slimes. EZ xp
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« Reply #36675 on: February 14, 2021, 05:44:51 AM »
Yeah, I'm using hero and greg sylv rab.

I like that with a shield greg can tank & heal as well, plus with an axe I just do that move that hurts you as well for like 100hp damage. With oomphie & sap on the boss it does pretty insane damage as long as it doesn't kill him.

Didn't know hustle dance is based on charm. Yeah I'm getting like 130HP heals from it and its best group heal with Rab doing the all party 22HP regen, sap debuffs and revives.

I never use pep powers strategically because they're all so random when they match up. Out of everything in the game the pep combo system is probably the only bad idea imo. Just too much rng.

I'm like level 37-39 since I've been skipping normal encounters most of the game. Whether I stick with the post-game will probably come down to if I have to grind a ton of levels or not. I like how meaty DQ post games are, but I usually don't go all the way to the end of post-game because it turns into a Disgaea thing where every boss is like a dozen levels higher and you just have to grind a bunch between each fight.

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« Reply #36676 on: February 14, 2021, 09:52:55 AM »
I just wrapped YS: THE OATH IN FELGHANA on the Vita, which is a remake of Ys III. This is my first Ys game and it was FUCKIN GREAT. It might be time to start digging into more Falcom shit.

Moving onward to Ever17 (early Uchikoshi VN) on the Vita, and then Ys 8.

Wondering if Tokyo Xanadu is any good.

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« Reply #36677 on: February 14, 2021, 12:08:22 PM »
You're gonna be so disappointed lolllll

Play Ys Origins next. Origins & Ys6 are the only Ys games that play like Oath. Origins is a dungeon crawler and great, Ys6 is a lot weaker than Oath but still alright. Oath came after Ys6 and was a refinement.

Tokyo Xanadu is a talky game.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36678 on: February 14, 2021, 01:01:18 PM »
Tokyo Xanadu is fine - if you like Ys you'll fit right in. The EX+ version on PS4/Switch has more content but it doesnt add much to the game.
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« Reply #36679 on: February 14, 2021, 01:28:31 PM »
No, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Tokyo Xanadu a lot and I'd like a sequel that builds on the world lore setup.

But it's very much a talky Trails game where probably 75% of the very lengthy game time is talking to NPCs and talky sidequests and cutscenes and like 25% is light arpg dungeon crawling.

It's definitely not the kind of game I'd recommend to someone that just came off Oath which is like a pure fast paced awesome gameplay game. I'd recommend it more to someone who likes Trails than Ys.

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« Reply #36680 on: February 14, 2021, 04:55:32 PM »
Have any of you tried Daemon X Machina? I know it's not a great game, but I've been hooked on it for the past few days. It looks good (for a Switch game), controls pretty much perfectly imo, and has great customization, but they should've spent more time on the missions and enemy AI. Most objectives are just "destroy all enemies", but the only enemies that provide any challenge at all are the other mechs. I'm in the mood to mindlessly destroy shit though, so it's not a problem for me right now. Maybe online against other players is the way to go.

If they make a sequel that's basically the same game but with better thought out missions and more variety, I'd have no complaints.

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« Reply #36681 on: February 14, 2021, 05:17:54 PM »
Just the demo. Seemed very Armored Core-ish and fun, yeah.

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« Reply #36682 on: February 14, 2021, 07:31:05 PM »
Moar Xenoblade

Eryth Sea just looks and sounds incredible in the remaster. About to pass the 30 hour mark at lvl 41.
Shulk, Dunban and Sharla are currently my mains. I'm thinking about moving a bit quicker through the story though.
I recalled that Xenoblade doesn't have an alternative ending based on your side quests or affinity level and I'm about 4 - 6 levels stronger than most story enemies now.

I'm just one of those people that can't ignore an exclamation mark on the map though  :doge
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« Reply #36683 on: February 14, 2021, 09:02:42 PM »
Oh god, I finally tried Concrete Genie with PS+ and it's a crying shame this is still PS4 exclusive.

The game has stellar art, but the framerate is awful (UE4.0 on PS4:\ ). This is one of those games Sony should let on PC, with a smooth framerate this would look so nice.

Gameplay-wise seems kinda alright but too many cutscenes drag it early on.

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« Reply #36684 on: February 14, 2021, 11:15:58 PM »
No, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Tokyo Xanadu a lot and I'd like a sequel that builds on the world lore setup.

But it's very much a talky Trails game where probably 75% of the very lengthy game time is talking to NPCs and talky sidequests and cutscenes and like 25% is light arpg dungeon crawling.

It's definitely not the kind of game I'd recommend to someone that just came off Oath which is like a pure fast paced awesome gameplay game. I'd recommend it more to someone who likes Trails than Ys.

Yes Tokyo Xanadu is when stepbrother Trails fucks stepsister Ys and you get this amalgation of both

It still doesnt feel too far from recent Ys titles
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36685 on: February 14, 2021, 11:42:56 PM »
How long did Tokyo Xanadu take you guys? I still haven't played it yet...
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« Reply #36686 on: February 15, 2021, 12:39:25 AM »
Well its definitely not as long as a Trails game. Again probably more in line with recent Ys titles
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« Reply #36687 on: February 15, 2021, 12:55:24 AM »
replaying Sin & Punishment Wii. I forgot how crazy this game really was. New enemies and setpieces literally almost every minute. Probably the culmination of old school Japanese action.

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« Reply #36688 on: February 15, 2021, 01:00:34 AM »
How long did Tokyo Xanadu take you guys? I still haven't played it yet...

Remember it being like 70-80 hours.

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« Reply #36689 on: February 15, 2021, 08:28:25 AM »
I like when the ads are like "Don't let your wife see you playing this game" and I turn off the phone and cry myself to sleep.

TRY NOT TO CUM

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« Reply #36690 on: February 15, 2021, 10:07:45 AM »
I just wrapped YS: THE OATH IN FELGHANA on the Vita, which is a remake of Ys III. This is my first Ys game and it was FUCKIN GREAT. It might be time to start digging into more Falcom shit.

Moving onward to Ever17 (early Uchikoshi VN) on the Vita, and then Ys 8.

Wondering if Tokyo Xanadu is any good.

Xanadu Next

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« Reply #36691 on: February 15, 2021, 06:02:17 PM »
How it started


How it is going


Nintendo loves their JPEG compression  :lol
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« Reply #36692 on: February 16, 2021, 04:44:38 AM »
my goodness they sure anime'd the shit out of that

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« Reply #36693 on: February 16, 2021, 09:09:37 AM »
Just finishing up with Chapter 6 in Ys IX. Have access to about 95% of the city now... such a fun and addicting game.
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« Reply #36694 on: February 16, 2021, 01:08:49 PM »
How it started
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How it is going
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Nintendo loves their JPEG compression  :lol

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« Reply #36695 on: February 16, 2021, 02:01:50 PM »
How it started
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How it is going
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Nintendo loves their JPEG compression  :lol

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« Reply #36696 on: February 16, 2021, 05:02:46 PM »
tbf they really seemed to up the anime in the later installments. played xeno 1, never got around to xenoblade chronicles x despite owning it on wii u. been meaning to for years  :doge

is chronicles x worth it? was initially so hype to play that damn game. my backlog is so stacked idk what to prioritize. last night i just started systematically clearing every encounter on the map in cyberpunk  :lol time well spent..... have finished all the side missions and gigs except collecting tarots and killing psycho's
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« Reply #36697 on: February 16, 2021, 05:07:42 PM »
Nah, Xenoblade X pretty wack. But it has some nice visuals and you can't go wrong with

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« Reply #36698 on: February 16, 2021, 07:41:28 PM »
tbf they really seemed to up the anime in the later installments. played xeno 1, never got around to xenoblade chronicles x despite owning it on wii u. been meaning to for years  :doge

is chronicles x worth it? was initially so hype to play that damn game. my backlog is so stacked idk what to prioritize. last night i just started systematically clearing every encounter on the map in cyberpunk  :lol time well spent..... have finished all the side missions and gigs except collecting tarots and killing psycho's

It felt like a super inconsistent game...

Amazing world design and awesome (though pretty atypical for the genre) music.
A ridiculous amount of systems with very little explanation on wtf they do.
Sidequests galore, however the main story seems pretty rushed... a lack of cinematics (you just have people standing around and talking for most of the quests and cutscenes)
A lot of content is gated - either by affinity quests that you will have to grind out affinity with the other party members for, or by exploration percentages

It's worth playing to see some really cool world design and being one of, if not the, most technically impressive WiiU games. The original is still the best Xeno game.
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« Reply #36699 on: February 16, 2021, 11:01:57 PM »
X is terrible, even worse than 2. It's fun to explore and get your gundam, but everything else about it is miserable. I really hope they don't go back to that series or that style of game.

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« Reply #36700 on: February 16, 2021, 11:08:40 PM »
Finished Void Terrarium over the weekend. It's a simplistic rouge-like with minimal plot, but I enjoyed it. Wrath of Khan fans will like the ending.

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After Robbie (the robot) and factoryAI spend the past 15 hours taking care of Toriko, cloudAI shows up and asks you to help him rebuild the human race. At first he's kinda vague about what that means, but eventually he reveals that he wants to use Toriko for generic material to run his cloning facility. So you get a "Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one" choice at the end where you can either sacrifice Toriko for the sake of humanity, or sacrifice humanity for the sake of Toriko. Saving Toriko is definitely the "Good" ending, although it's kind of a downer either way.
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« Reply #36701 on: February 17, 2021, 01:48:30 AM »
X is good, better than XB2 I'd say. The on-foot combat is good and closer to XB1 than XB2, the world is gorgeous and cool to explore with great music. The story that is there is interesting. It has mechs which are cool to fly around in.

The cast is pretty bad like XB2. Both games failed to have a good cast like XB1. There are a billion filler MMO quests. The game is essentially an off-line MMO. Also the mech combat is broken and pretty bad. Also it takes eight thousand years to get your flying mech mount because they want you to explore the world with actual level design on foot before breaking the entire game with flying that destroys all the level design.

The biggest issue is that there is very little story as it's "Episode 1" of a series and that series may have been canned after the game wasn't successful thanks to the Wii U being a sales disaster.

It's possible their next game will be Episode 2 and they will first release a Switch port of the original, but we'll see. I'd much, much rather have an X2 than a XB3 since an improved X sequel with more of a story focus could be really good.

X's story is a lot closer to Xenogears/Xenosaga's religious sci-fi than XB's anime fantasy. I greatly prefer the former even though XB1's story is fantastic.

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« Reply #36702 on: February 17, 2021, 07:17:52 PM »
With XBX it always felt like Monolith was working on an MMORPG and halfway through development Nintendo came in and said: "Yeah, we're not investing that kind of money in online services for Wii U lol".
In terms of UI and mechanics it always felt so half-baked compared to XB1 and even XB2. The city was cool but kinda confusing to navigate and it took forever for the game to get going.
I think I spend about 10 hours playing it without noticing any real story progress. Just quest after quest after quest to grind ever so slowly.
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« Reply #36703 on: February 17, 2021, 07:38:28 PM »
The story in X is all backloaded into the last 6 hours or so and then it ends on a cliffhanger for pt.2 with no story resolution.

I don't think X was ever meant to be an MMO. XB1 and X are both pretty inspired by FF12 in being a single player mmo experience. The difference was that X tried to do the open world sandbox thing as well.

But X is essentially the same as XB1/2. XB1/2 are mini-sandbox areas split up by portions of Bionis and by different giant animals, X is the same amount of mini-sandbox areas but connected by a central hub.

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« Reply #36704 on: February 18, 2021, 06:19:25 PM »
Havenít played anything other than P5R since I started over a month ago, but the news of the Ninja Dog collection got me in the mood for some vanilla NG2, and I did the first chapter real quick.

Still so fucking good  :lawd  :aah
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« Reply #36705 on: February 19, 2021, 01:35:17 AM »
The whole DLC quest line in BOTW is so good. These shrines are so much better than the main shrines in the game and the 5th beast is really fun. Great boss battle and reward too.

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« Reply #36706 on: February 19, 2021, 03:28:48 AM »
Ive been playing the shit out of Valheim, a procedurally generated Viking adventure.
It's really good, I didnt think I would like it as I dont really have an inclination for crafting survival games, but I really liked Don't Starve for instance. This feels a bit similar due to the fact that its also very much about combat and fighting bosses. The combat is a bit actiony, souls like maybe. You upgrade your gear and weapons, but also have to go out to find new resources like copper to make bronze, so you can get that sweet armor and weapons.

Right now im working with a spear/crude bow and some troll armor. Game is legit, dont sleep on it.






Im about 23 hours in, so im really not far in yet at all. I havent found the second boss yet, well I got his location on the map but I think I need to build like a real boat (not a raft) and get over there somehow to a different island.

I also made a OT about the game, please join me if you think this game might be up your alley.
It can also be played in COOP so if anyone can help me that would be sweet.

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« Reply #36707 on: February 19, 2021, 04:28:26 AM »
The whole DLC quest line in BOTW is so good. These shrines are so much better than the main shrines in the game and the 5th beast is really fun. Great boss battle and reward too.

I don't think I ever played the dlc...

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« Reply #36708 on: February 19, 2021, 04:34:03 AM »
Ninja Saviors/Warriors

At first I was like wtf this game is bullshit hard. Blue ninja is slow as fuck and the first boss is ridiculous and out throws you constantly and out hits you with larger moves.

Took me way too long to beat the first stage.

Then everything has been easy since and the other bosses are a joke at stage 5 now. I also switched over to the scythe arm ninja so I could jump and have some reach. His spinning air move seems to have priority over everything.

I looked it up while stuck on boss 1 and saw they completely redid the first boss in this remake. No wonder he seems way harder than the bosses after.

I'm enjoying the game but it feels almost NES like in having no Z-plane to move up & down. Can't say I'm a fan and I'd rather play a beat 'em up where i can move around the screen. The way you can combo moves is nice though, feels like an 8-bit Guardian Heroes in that way.

Probably will clear it once or twice and never touch it again.

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« Reply #36709 on: February 19, 2021, 05:16:23 AM »
The whole DLC quest line in BOTW is so good. These shrines are so much better than the main shrines in the game and the 5th beast is really fun. Great boss battle and reward too.

I don't think I ever played the dlc...

I really recommend it. If there's a difficulty curve in BOTW, it's only in the base game puzzle shrines vs the DLC puzzle shrines. Makes me wish that the game had more of these advanced ones locked behind some other kind of progression. That's in expansion pass 2 though. Expansion pass 1 is pretty barebones; just new armor and the master sword trial which is a bloody palace type of fighting tower.

HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36710 on: February 19, 2021, 05:27:48 AM »
The Master Sword Trial is the hardest content in the game though.

Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36711 on: February 19, 2021, 08:42:53 PM »
Finished both The Force Unleashed 1 and 2 over the past few days and I have some thoughts:

Both are so, so much more enjoyable than Fallen Order. 2 especially as it starts you out maxed out where you were at the end of the first game so you're already outrageously over powered in force shit and the improvements to the engine make it more :jeb . 1 is too long, seems like they wanted to try to hit every local from the movies, but 2 is then way way too short (I'm not sure it's even 5 hours long). Storywise, neither are particularly interesting but at least they're dumb fun and even though they're serious, don't take themselves nearly as seriously as Fallen Order does for a story that feels like it has been told 15 times in the Star Wars universe. 2 is SUPER annoying with dialog, though. Sam Whiter is screaming every fucking line and the in game stuff is very much like the sequels THEY FLY NOW? THEY FLY NOW. type shit. Just skip that shit and be the most ridiculously overpowered jedi :jeb

I was actually thinking a lot during 2 where a lot of the enemies are weird machine things about how rad a Matrix game in this style could have been. Still could be, I guess. Also graphically at times TFU2 could pass as either a launch PS4 game or a PS4 version of a game that was primarily created for PS5. Not everywhere and not all the time, but the game looks a full gen ahead graphics wise if you crank everything to max on PC. It even has a HDR option. It was released in 2010!

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36712 on: February 20, 2021, 02:15:45 AM »
DQXIs - Damn, that part in act II actually surprised me

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Didn't expect Veronica to be dead
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Some of the last few bosses in this act have been kinda bullshit, especially when all the enemies die in 1 turn and the bosses are RNG-heaven stunlocking half your party at random every turn and then doing insane damage to basically be able to one shot your healers. Rab is like 2-3 levels behind everyone because every boss fight he gets one-shotted at some point and I just swap him out and finish with him dead.

Last two bosses I did tonight

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Gold tiger boss thing - RNG on turning party members to gold. It's fine since they can't take damage. It's not fine when they're your healers so they can't heal the rest of your party. Plus her constant buffs and 4-6 hitting across the party at random moves. My Rab at full HP got one-shotted by that multi-hit move all landing hits on him and instant killing him. Sucks because Rab is my one revive guy with Zing stick 100% revive chance.

Evil dragon boss in the snow - 2 turns in a row and he does fucking shout which RNG stuns party members so they miss their turn and then if they don't get stun-locked he then does paralyze breath. So between the two I'm fucking lucky if I have 2 functioning team members each turn. Most turns I had like ...1 person who could actually act. His damage was fine and his HP was pretty low so just over a drawn out fight took him out, but that was just annoying. Rab also got one-shotted by something in this.
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Like I'm a bit underleveled, sure. But I've been using the forge and have +2/+3 gear on everyone and I buff and debuff, but the rng on the status effects + how hard the bosses are hitting now is just a bit ugh. I'm still getting through most of these fights on the first try or second try at worst so it's fine but I guess this is just every boss for the rest of the game.

It'd be one thing if these stupid accessories had like 100% chance to avoid certain turn-loss moves (paralysis, charm, sleep, inaction stun, etc...), but the versions where I'm at are like 30% chance at best and that still means 70% chance your members are gonna get RNG fucked. I don't like this much RNG in my rpg fights.

At some point if I hit a wall I'll do some metal slime grinding I guess. I'm like lvl.40.

Otoh, I'm enjoying these boss fights a lot more than the earlier stuff since I actually have to try. I just wish normal fights weren't a total pushover still.
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demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36713 on: February 20, 2021, 04:54:27 AM »
You will need to grind, Electro Light is free metal slimes...
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36714 on: February 20, 2021, 05:18:34 AM »
You will need to grind, Electro Light is free metal slimes...

But getting those three pepped gonna take a while. Feels like pep is every 5-10 fights.

Plus you gotta actually kill the metal slimes before they run.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36715 on: February 20, 2021, 05:25:44 AM »
Beat Ninja Saviors - That final boss where you can only damage him with airborne grunt throws at just the right angle is awful. Definitely soured me on it. Especially since I was playing as the robot with no throws outside mid-combos! After an hour of banging my head against the wall I just changed to the blue ninja and beat it on the second try.

Game was ok. I liked some of the bosses, but the enemies were the most brain dead of like any of this type, pretty much can just group them and stunlock combo them over and over. Combat was pretty repetitive, not a lot of enemy variety and I can't even remember half the bosses other than they all have infinite grunt add spam which was crap design even back then.

Felt like a 6-7/10 game and doesn't hold a candle to SoR or any good beat 'em up. Glad I only paid $10 for it.

*edit* also the arcade soundtrack is way better from what I'm hearing on second run with the new character.
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Pissy F Benny

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36716 on: February 20, 2021, 11:53:29 AM »
Played the first little bit of xenoblade definitive edition, where the f are the bewbz?

Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36717 on: February 20, 2021, 12:39:26 PM »
During the intro you have a waifu, after the intro you meet your second waifu and about 25 - 30 hours into the game your third waifu.
XBDE is a bit less animu than XB2. They hadn't quite yet fully commited to the animu in the original game.
XENO

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36718 on: February 20, 2021, 01:02:24 PM »
Yea I though xb2 was the wafi shit game

Pissy F Benny

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #36719 on: February 20, 2021, 01:15:20 PM »
its a jrpg they all have bewbz