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MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32880 on: July 10, 2018, 03:59:42 PM »
Trials Evolution is clearly superior to Trials Fusion

Spieler1

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« Reply #32881 on: July 10, 2018, 04:13:30 PM »
The next one looks better too, videos already show way more challenge variety in the stages they had at E3.
Meanwhile, Fusion copied a stage from Donkey Kong Country Wii  :doge

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« Reply #32882 on: July 10, 2018, 04:53:04 PM »
I'm also at the penultimate world in Trials Fusion and I'll probably never finish the campaign. Clearing the stages is doable, but I don't feel like replaying stages to unlock the 110 medals needed for the last world.

Rufus

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« Reply #32883 on: July 10, 2018, 05:26:04 PM »
The Void, from the creators of Pathologic.

The basic idea is that you use colour to sustain yourself, fight and, most importantly, feed the so-called Sisters. Fill one of their hearts with their preferred colours and they will open the chambers connected to theirs. Gardens, mines, or reservations where you, well, garden, mine or hunt for hopefully big returns in the next cycle. Fill two hearts and a Sister will open the way to the next Sister. Rinse and repeat.

There are also the Brothers. Twisted horrors who very much don't like you using colour to do anything and raid the chambers you've seeded unless you beat them to the harvest or set traps to chase them away. However, they also require you to complete tasks for them, straining your resources further.

Have I mentioned that feeding Sisters takes multiple harvests? And that you're basically at death's door the entire time?

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It's intriguing but so very tedious and I might just watch an LP instead. :doge
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Corporal

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« Reply #32884 on: July 10, 2018, 08:04:42 PM »
Oh god, The Void was such an unforgiving game... you can easily run out of colors if you're still new. And the brother fights were rather harsh as well IIRC. Been a while...

Titties tho.  :-[

Random trivia: I think I made a thread on the game back on the showergoblin site. One of two threads that ever got past page one.  :-\
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agrajag

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« Reply #32885 on: July 10, 2018, 10:56:33 PM »
Borys I finally beat Hornet 2, she wasn't that hard once I figured out to keep myself composed and not get too jittery with the dashing. Simple single jumps and anticipation did the trick. Now the Hive Knight is kicking my ass. He's like Hornet on steroids.
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Freyj

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« Reply #32886 on: July 11, 2018, 12:47:16 AM »
Jesus the Dream Bosses suck. RNGesus hell. I dunno if Iím gonna 100% this.

Rufus

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« Reply #32887 on: July 11, 2018, 08:24:57 AM »
Oh god, The Void was such an unforgiving game... you can easily run out of colors if you're still new. And the brother fights were rather harsh as well IIRC. Been a while...
I did exactly that in the first couple hours, said fuck this, read some FAQs and started over. Going much better, but it's still easy to screw yourself.

Titties tho.  :-[
And vacant, dead eyes, with an opressive atmosphere and constant paranoia of having mismanaged your stocks. Not very conducive to titilation, all told. :doge

Random trivia: I think I made a thread on the game back on the showergoblin site. One of two threads that ever got past page one.  :-\
In attempting to find it, I stumbled upon this (heya Brob-kun :-* )
https://www.neogaf.com/threads/the-void-5.387540/page-2#post-19796945

Dificulty patch, eh? Maybe I won't watch an LP after all. :hitler

Found it:
https://www.neogaf.com/threads/nsfw-gaming-is-art-age-the-void-aka-tension.364328/

Russian dating sim :lol
https://www.neogaf.com/threads/nsfw-gaming-is-art-age-the-void-aka-tension.364328/page-2#post-21550866
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agrajag

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32888 on: July 11, 2018, 08:42:10 AM »
Jesus the Dream Bosses suck. RNGesus hell. I dunno if Iím gonna 100% this.

Yep. I tried to fight the dream version of Soul Master and he brutalized me like a helpless child.
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« Reply #32889 on: July 11, 2018, 12:09:27 PM »
Borys I finally beat Hornet 2, she wasn't that hard once I figured out to keep myself composed and not get too jittery with the dashing. Simple single jumps and anticipation did the trick. Now the Hive Knight is kicking my ass. He's like Hornet on steroids.

Hey agrajag, good job as always (yes).

I did not have the DLC back then so I never faced Hive Knight.

I had the biggest problems with 2 bosses: Dream Soul Master and Dream Lost Kin. I had to literally tank DLK (stand in his face with like 20 Lifeblood, DR, better Nail damage etc.) without doing any evasion at all. I was Havelling him. After some RNG retries I managed to (finally) kill him. Such an ass.


agrajag

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« Reply #32890 on: July 11, 2018, 12:17:44 PM »
where are you getting all the extra lifeblood from? I only have one charm that gives two extra lifeblood containers
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Spieler1

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« Reply #32891 on: July 11, 2018, 12:26:17 PM »
I'm also at the penultimate world in Trials Fusion and I'll probably never finish the campaign. Clearing the stages is doable, but I don't feel like replaying stages to unlock the 110 medals needed for the last world.

This is where I'm at now and I think I'm out too. I have like 102 or 103 and there doesn't seem to be any non-annoying missions left.

I'm kind of shocked that there's so little Trials games of this kind though. I thought there was one at almost every Ubi E3...

agrajag

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« Reply #32892 on: July 11, 2018, 05:15:54 PM »
Nevermind about the Hive Knight being difficult, he ended up being a non-issue. I didn't know the Hive was DLC, I just play as I go, when I find new stuff I explore it. All the previous DLC came packed in with the Switch version, I guess.

Anyway, kind of lost now, and meandering about. Hornet gave me the King's mark and said that all sorts of door would open to me, but I haven't seen anything so far.
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« Reply #32893 on: July 11, 2018, 07:08:03 PM »






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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32894 on: July 11, 2018, 11:22:04 PM »
does the red headed one just keep fading back farther and farther while holding that pose?
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agrajag

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« Reply #32895 on: July 11, 2018, 11:23:06 PM »
Ah, got into the Abyss. I already beat Empty Vessel before I got to Hornet 2, so I had forgotten about that door already. The game is pretty unforgiving about having you backtrack without any sort of guidance.
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« Reply #32896 on: July 11, 2018, 11:38:09 PM »
Been continuing with Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection. Level design isn't really one of Falcom's best, being angular hallways with some light platforming and puzzle solving, and lots of hack and slash, for the most part. But the NPCs are amazing... personal favorite is a chain smoking wiseass nun. Excellent dialogue/translation too really brings to life the cast, and the graphics look so vivid and vibrant.
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Freyj

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« Reply #32897 on: July 12, 2018, 12:28:40 AM »
Holy Christ the Coliseum in Hollow Knight is awful. Wish the final Charm Notch and Pale Ore werenít locked behind this bullshit.

agrajag

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32898 on: July 12, 2018, 01:09:02 AM »
Holy Christ the Coliseum in Hollow Knight is awful. Wish the final Charm Notch and Pale Ore werenít locked behind this bullshit.

how far did you get? I only tried the first challenge
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Freyj

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« Reply #32899 on: July 12, 2018, 01:21:37 AM »
To the second. I really want that last Pale Ore so I can max the Nail but idk that Iíll borher now.

agrajag

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« Reply #32900 on: July 12, 2018, 01:24:15 AM »
Heh, I should go back and do the rest of the challenges. I got the shadow dash now, I'm feeling confident
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bluemax

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« Reply #32901 on: July 12, 2018, 02:54:47 AM »
On chapter 15 of a new game plus run of FFXV, the added story stuff in the later chapters helps the game a bunch. I also finished Episode Gladio already.

Also after seeing some of the footage of upcoming ship combat in WarFrame I finally decided to jump in. Game seems fun so far.
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« Reply #32902 on: July 12, 2018, 07:41:19 AM »
Audiosurf. Installed. Noticed I forgot my login. Tried to recover. Apparently I didn't use my standard email. Or any other I remember. Dammit.  :duh

Frustrated, I installed Beat Hazard and played that instead. Fuck yeah. Stroboscopic lights. Can't see shit. Explosions. Having fun.  :dizzy


Music-parsing games are triple plus good. More games should use these kinds of random seeds. Just sharing some Hex numbers doesn't compare with "I've beaten Unity by TheFatRat on maximum difficulty without deaths!" or similar boasts. Given the popularity of memes, maybe images could be used as well? Like, I can 1-credit the Shiba Inu doge gif? All polandball strips are easy mode? Greentext makes the endboss impossible to beat? All that talk about AI and whatnot, and nobody tackles the truly important advancements for gaming as a medium.  :'( :-\
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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32903 on: July 12, 2018, 08:19:56 AM »
Breath of Fire 2 (SNES)

Is so fucking amazing :o

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32904 on: July 12, 2018, 09:12:56 AM »
ALSO has a true ending dont fuck it up this time asshole
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« Reply #32905 on: July 12, 2018, 09:18:41 AM »
Viking themed Doom mod REKKR. Only played the first level, but it looks promising.
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« Reply #32906 on: July 12, 2018, 09:30:50 AM »
Been playing Panzer Dragoon Orta and god I'm happy Xbox One has backwards compatibility. Thinking I might write a long post on it soon.
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« Reply #32907 on: July 12, 2018, 11:23:28 AM »
Ah, got into the Abyss. I already beat Empty Vessel before I got to Hornet 2, so I had forgotten about that door already. The game is pretty unforgiving about having you backtrack without any sort of guidance.

This, the dark souls BS, and the mapping grind make me say this is not as good as Super Metroid (or frankly even 3DS Samus Returns or most of the castlevania GBA games).

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« Reply #32908 on: July 12, 2018, 12:51:16 PM »
So I was playing the original Baldur's Gate got about a dozen hours in and sorta lost interest. It's not bad or anything, and some of the characters are great. But I just feel like "....eh..." Don't know if it gets better.

Also playing through Shining Force 2. I am constantly surprised by the quality of this game and shocked that the series is just dead. It does so much stuff right for being such an old game. Why can't they do this anymore?

I'm happy to see all the Breath of Fire stuff. I tried 1 and 2 back in the day as rentals from blockbuster. I wasn't able to finish them before I returned them, but I liked them well enough. Went back to try them again a few years back, but I couldn't deal with the random encounters and they just hadn't aged well. I tried 3 but I always felt it was a slog in the beginning and never really made it through the child section. I do hear from friends that the child section is the worst part. Maybe I should go back? I never tried 4. I did try Dragon Quarter, I have to admit though I didn't give enough of a chance as I didn't "get it"
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« Reply #32909 on: July 12, 2018, 01:12:43 PM »
Also playing through Shining Force 2. I am constantly surprised by the quality of this game and shocked that the series is just dead. It does so much stuff right for being such an old game. Why can't they do this anymore?

The Shining series went on in Japan as ultra animu ever since.

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« Reply #32910 on: July 12, 2018, 05:01:14 PM »
So I was playing the original Baldur's Gate got about a dozen hours in and sorta lost interest. It's not bad or anything, and some of the characters are great. But I just feel like "....eh..." Don't know if it gets better.

BG2 is definitely the better game.
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agrajag

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« Reply #32911 on: July 12, 2018, 06:17:34 PM »
god damnit, I hate the fucking jumping elephants in Hollow Knight. I think I was almost through the second challenge in the Colloseum and they bring out the fucking elephants. Any good strategies for dealing with those?

edit: got past him, but then they threw in the section where you have to stay in the air to avoid spikes, argh

edit 2: beat the second challenge with one life remaining, shit was hard
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 11:06:52 PM by agrajag »
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« Reply #32912 on: July 12, 2018, 06:54:13 PM »
So I was playing the original Baldur's Gate got about a dozen hours in and sorta lost interest. It's not bad or anything, and some of the characters are great. But I just feel like "....eh..." Don't know if it gets better.

Also playing through Shining Force 2. I am constantly surprised by the quality of this game and shocked that the series is just dead. It does so much stuff right for being such an old game. Why can't they do this anymore?

I'm happy to see all the Breath of Fire stuff. I tried 1 and 2 back in the day as rentals from blockbuster. I wasn't able to finish them before I returned them, but I liked them well enough. Went back to try them again a few years back, but I couldn't deal with the random encounters and they just hadn't aged well. I tried 3 but I always felt it was a slog in the beginning and never really made it through the child section. I do hear from friends that the child section is the worst part. Maybe I should go back? I never tried 4. I did try Dragon Quarter, I have to admit though I didn't give enough of a chance as I didn't "get it"

4 is a bit of a slog in terms of control and steep encounter rate, but the graphics are stunning and the story takes some pretty dark turns here and there. 5 seems to be a very decisive entry, most people don't like it but I enjoyed it... granted it took me a bit of time to get acquainted to it and I dropped it at first to only come back years later.

I still need to play 2, gonna do it on the OSSC/SCART enabled SNES :bow2
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« Reply #32913 on: July 12, 2018, 06:54:48 PM »
Been playing Panzer Dragoon Orta and god I'm happy Xbox One has backwards compatibility. Thinking I might write a long post on it soon.

Definitely my favorite original Xbox game, some of the later levels look absolutely stunning in their visual presentation.
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« Reply #32914 on: July 12, 2018, 07:19:35 PM »
Reached the final boss in Panzer Dragoon Orta who is kicking my ass. I breeze through the first phase only for the second phase to wreck my shit. Ah well, I'll get through it fresh tomorrow. Besides there's the side scenarios to get through after.

I replayed this a little bit last year and loved it still, but now I find myself coming away from it thinking it's one of the greatest games ever made. It'd probably land in my top ten. I don't think I consider any part of it flaw. Just a beautiful game in every way. Also dat music:





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« Reply #32915 on: July 13, 2018, 04:27:58 AM »
Breath of Fire 2 (SNES)

Is so fucking amazing :o

I started playing the re-translation patch someone did a few years ago. Vastly improves the story and dialogue. Game always starts to feel like a slog at points to me because of the poor XP balance and all the characters that aren't really good. For my recent playthrough I used a utility to double XP and Gold payouts and also tweaked some stat growths.
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« Reply #32916 on: July 13, 2018, 06:59:18 AM »
I started playing the re-translation patch someone did a few years ago. Vastly improves the story and dialogue. Game always starts to feel like a slog at points to me because of the poor XP balance and all the characters that aren't really good. For my recent playthrough I used a utility to double XP and Gold payouts and also tweaked some stat growths.

Can't say which version I am playing to be honest... it has this stupid CRACKERZ cheat intro first (defaulted to: NO; luckily) so it seems to be patched (?) and maybe it has the retranslation (?). I prepared it like 10 years ago and just now recovered from backlog so I don't really remember.

Game has a very weird diff. balance... everything kills my weakest party members (Monkey, Mage Lady, Katt etc.) in one-hit and I am usually moving through the dungeons with Borys only using Cure1 and Herbs. So only I am getting XP and levelling while the rest remains weak-ass and gets killed even faster later on etc. etc. Bosses hit like truck and UNLIKE BoF1 have their HP bar hidden so it makes it a bit frustrating... at least there is no Game Over you just lose 50% of Gold and that's it. But with Banks being around it is not a problem.

Pacing is *much* better than in BoF1, though. Overworld is leaner, easier to navigate through. Writing, scenarios, maps are all vastly improved. There are actual pointers what to do next and where to go. Game is full of humour which is a new thing for me in JPRGs except Lymle, mmmmmm'kay? Graphics are improved at least 3 times with having proper animations, icons, EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE FUCK EACH ITEM IS FOR (without the need to clicking on it).

Great game all around. If BoF3 is as much improvement over BoF2 as BoF2 is over BoF1 then it must be SUPER AMAZING (and it is on PSX, right?).

And I have this feeling St. Eva is again the big evil baddie... japanese have such a weird fascination with Christianity/ Devils and Demons... it's very interesting given their own beliefs.
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« Reply #32917 on: July 13, 2018, 09:38:30 AM »
All this BoF talk makes me want to play through the series. Maybe if I had some cheats/patches 1 and 2 would feel better now?


Also I've been playing a lot of Yakuza 0. I love it, like I do all Yakuza games, but I feel like this one might've bitten off more than it could chew. There's just so much stuff to do. Real-estate, recruiting girls for your club, and all the other stuff. I'll have to admit it's been a while since I played a game with this many cutscenes though...holy crap it's like a Japanese soap opera.
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« Reply #32918 on: July 13, 2018, 09:39:01 AM »
Viking themed Doom mod REKKR. Only played the first level, but it looks promising.
Finished E1 (of 3+bonus) yesterday.

+ Intricate level design which doesn't rely on mystery switches too much. (The door they open is even in view often of the time, isn't that amazing?)
+ Good secrets (the ones I found, anyway).
- Bit dark in places. There was a torch in the 2nd or 3rd level to at least temporarily light things up, but I haven't seen one since.
- Enemies are pretty meh. The ones that appear to be just straight up re-textures of Doom enemies work best. The ones that were changed to be melee-only have become boring and the mod compensates by throwing too many of them at you.
+ Some of your weapons are fueled by souls, which are dropped by two enemy types. The catch is that they quickly dissolve, so you have to rush into melee range to replenish your stocks.
- That doesn't work too well later on.
~ Weapon design is decent in isolation,
- but either mismatched with enemy and encounter design or simply assumes a level of mastery or foreknowledge that I can't match (sometimes not even with save scumming). :doge

Weapon blabla:
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Chainsaw -> Two-handed axe. Swings twice with each click. Cool, but melee is risky and it's still too slow to deal with a group of Draugr (?). Sometimes kills with one hit, sometimes doesn't.
Pistol -> Bow, fueled by enemy souls. Good starter, but slow.
Shotgun -> Many-barreled monstrosity which looks and sounds great but doesn't have enough spread, is single-shot and takes forever to reload.
Chaingun -> Soul-...pipe thing? I don't know. Great rapid-fire weapon, but uses souls, which can be tricky to replenish.
Rocket Launcher -> Sigh... A rune staff? Works like a grenade launcher, but the projectiles don't explode on contact, but have a timer instead. You basically have to know what's coming and how fast.
Plasma gun -> Another magic staff. Wide projectile, but kinda slow and weak.
BFG -> some kind of magic God clap that hit's everything on the screen but there's so little ammo I used it only once (twice, counting the test-fire).
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« Reply #32919 on: July 13, 2018, 09:57:52 AM »
Started playing Rocket League again. Still in the running for most toxic community I have played with and it is made even more impressive as nobody uses a mic.

Also, fucking learn to rotate you boost whoring, ball chasing, aerial impaired, Batmobile riding whiff machine.  ;)

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« Reply #32920 on: July 13, 2018, 10:55:03 AM »
Also, fucking learn to rotate you boost whoring, ball chasing, aerial impaired, Batmobile riding whiff machine.  ;)
You played with/against me, didn't you.
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« Reply #32921 on: July 13, 2018, 11:23:19 AM »
Did everything but the Grimm content, last two Coliseums and the true ending in Hollow Knight. Even did the bullshittery that is the White Palace. Fantastic game but exceedingly and unnecessarily frustrating at times.

The near obsession with shoehorning Souls like (and I love the Souls games) and Meat Boy like traits into this game are supremely disappointing. Some of that is fine, but pick a lane my dudes. If you want to make a twitch platformer then by all means do so and Iím sure many will enjoy it but Iíll know to avoid it because that shit is decidedly not ďfor meĒ.

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The final final boss requiring re-fighting the final boss every time is just completely at odds with the gameís systems. The two encounters synergize with completely different charm load outs.
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« Reply #32922 on: July 13, 2018, 03:34:05 PM »
Umm.... spoilers...... for agrajag?

Anyway BoF2 is GRIND CENTRAL. Every new area you get to requires you to buy all the best stuff from Armory each time otherwise you fight like shit so you have to grind for money. The area's boss of course requires LVL grinding because why not? I didn't buy a single Equipment item in BoF1 and it  was manageable. Here I have to buy everything otherwise it's nigh unbeatable.

Crappppppppppppppppy balancing.

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« Reply #32923 on: July 13, 2018, 04:04:32 PM »
I don't think BoF 3 and 4 are nearly as grindy, but there is definitely some [which was the style at the time].
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« Reply #32924 on: July 13, 2018, 04:09:27 PM »
Umm.... spoilers...... for agrajag?

Eh fine. The requirements are so specific I donít know how youíd just happen into figuring out...


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that thereís a final final boss

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32925 on: July 13, 2018, 04:14:49 PM »
Does BoF2 have any cheats or something to fix that? I really want to play the series, but I have little/no patience for grinding.
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« Reply #32926 on: July 13, 2018, 05:02:56 PM »
The GBA version has increased XP and GP (like triple, afaik)

The SNES got a really fleshed out re-translation that improves the game tenfold but leaves the XP values untouched.
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« Reply #32927 on: July 13, 2018, 05:28:11 PM »
There's this rebalance patch for SNES that also works on the retranslation:
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3272/
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« Reply #32928 on: July 13, 2018, 08:57:58 PM »
Appreciate it guys, I don't really care about spoilers.

Currently stuck on Watcher Knight. This one is a toughie.
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« Reply #32929 on: July 14, 2018, 04:46:33 AM »
Umm.... spoilers...... for agrajag?

Anyway BoF2 is GRIND CENTRAL. Every new area you get to requires you to buy all the best stuff from Armory each time otherwise you fight like shit so you have to grind for money. The area's boss of course requires LVL grinding because why not? I didn't buy a single Equipment item in BoF1 and it  was manageable. Here I have to buy everything otherwise it's nigh unbeatable.

Crappppppppppppppppy balancing.

There's a glitch you can do at the start (that I learned from speed runners) that gives you a ton of money. On the re-translation patch I couldn't get it to work more than once but it was still enough cash to carry me to mid game. On vanilla you can get enough money to never have to think about things again. Plus you can get the fire shop in your town which gives way better equipment than you should have and carries you until you get the ocean travel and can easily go to a town with even better stuff.

Also in terms of leveling BoF2 doesn't do the standard thing where the XP amount you see at the end of battles is split evenly between all 4 party members, the game does some kind of multiplier for your other party members to give them more XP the lower their level is than the main dude.

My BoF2 character tier list:

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Katt
Nina
Bow
Rand (but dont neglect him because he has a solo scenario)
Sten (same)
Jean/Spar (unless you use Shamans but those are so flakey that eh)

Also BoF2's first third or whatever always feels so backtrack heavy. It always ends up kinda tedious.

Game has a lot of interesting story stuff, but suffers from some bad balancing and a poor translation.

Does BoF2 have any cheats or something to fix that? I really want to play the series, but I have little/no patience for grinding.

In addition to the above listed cheats (and there is one version of the rom with a trainer patched in) there are some really simple to use utilities on rom hacking for editing monsters/your characters. The monster editing one has a button that will double xp and gold values for all monsters in the game (which I think is what they did on GBA). That alone will cut the grinding down quite a bit.

The game has some ridiculous difficulty curves early on (and the final dungeon) and also a couple spots where you have to use certain characters and can be kinda hosed if you didnt use them much beforehand.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32930 on: July 15, 2018, 09:27:33 AM »
Mega Man Powered Up - uh, generally it seems like a properly playable version of Megaman 1. Except that running off the cuff seems to cut the first animation and delay the actual running to the next animation, which makes it feel like playing with input delay  ???  I don't know if this is normal, that's pretty bad for a platformer...

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32931 on: July 15, 2018, 04:05:25 PM »
A bit of Forza 7 which I got recently.
Sure it's Forza but there's a few things really good about it (and the Xbox One X).

- It finally looks right, I always felt the lighting in Forza was off for some reason. They nailed it this time.
- It has PGR vibes. Cities like Prague are gorgeous to race through and remind me of PGR
- You can listen to your own music. Unlike Horizon which has killer soundtracks the soundtrack in Forza 7 sucks. Luckily the Spotiify app works like a charm on Xbox One X.

Just start the app, grab your phone, do the spotify connect thing and play all your favorite songs.

I wanted stuff like this since the start of this generation and I always felt like the Xbox One and PS4 weren't quite there yet in terms of features.
The Xbox One X does all this stuff seamlessly which just results in a much better experience.

I had kinda given up on consoles after the original Xbox One, which felt too much like a compromise compared to my I7+GTX980 TI combo.
But the X and to some extend the Switch have made me a believer in console gaming again.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32932 on: July 15, 2018, 07:25:13 PM »
I got back into Way of Samurai 3, after getting a couple of endings I'll probably finish it up soon. There seems to still be quite a lot of stuff to discover, but the basics are getting too repetitive.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32933 on: July 15, 2018, 08:34:26 PM »
Sleepy time gaming!  :D

Plug 360 wireless transmitter into USB port. No reaction. No light. No USB events in the log. Get out of bed again. Same thing with other ports and machines. Thing's ded. Fuck. >:(


The net tells me that it's a common occurrance and I need to replace a SMD fuse (or shorten it out). It apparently randomly blows, for example when the unit sits in the sun. Not even a resettable (Poly-) fuse, it's one time only.

These fuckers glued the case shut. As in, heated the contact area and pressed the two parts of the shell together so that they melt together a bit. On top of the usual clicky snap mechanism. So you need to slide a knife in between the white and gray parts and gently loosen them, then pray and wrench the thing open. Just like normal with the clicky snappy thing, just with more force. Then remove two screws because OBVIOUSLY the fuse is at the underside of the logic board. Then happy happy SMD soldering times.


So here I am, at 2 in the morning, in mah underpants, digging though my supplies in search for SMD compatible tools and a thin yet blunt knife that's stable enough. Wish me luck that I don't knife myself in the hand or something.

As the first of probably many compromises, I've already decided that I won't be replacing the fuse and just shorten out the two pads after removing the part. Fuck my USB ports. 8)


Fake edit: Didn't hit submit, am idiot. Oh well. The surgery was a success. Didn't burn myself (UNDERPANTS), didn't butcher the transmitter, and the opening and re-closing of the case left barely any discernible scratches. Yey.
The original MSTM rechargable battery pack on my 360 controller however, is nigh empty - causing neverending blinking. And the other pack is still being charged because I'm an idiot. Fuck this shit, I'm out. G'night y'all.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32934 on: July 16, 2018, 03:09:42 AM »
In the meantime I've finished Fallout 4.



Great game, shit story.

Best loading screens in gaming history, though.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32935 on: July 16, 2018, 11:42:24 AM »
Been playing Captain Toad (Switch) on and off since Friday- Previously I got to Book 2 on the the Wii U version and stopped.  Am now on Book 3 and completed all challenges up to the current level.  It's a fairly easy game overall, but it's nice to see the difficulty increasing a bit as it goes on.

My one real complaint about the game is how it handles the challenges- Why do they wait until you've completed a level to list what the bonus challenge is and add the Pixel Toad challenge?  Why not just have all that stuff there from the get-go so you don't have to replay a level 2-3 times if you want to get everything?

The hardest thing for me was Book 2, Level 18 so far- not the level itself, but the challenge- you have to get 170 coins.  I was a bit unsure how to do that at first, since it didn't seem like there were enough coins, then I checked and a FAQ said you need to clear the level without taking damage for a bonus.  I was able to run through the first 2/3rds of the level easily, but the last bit was filled with Goombas and Hammer Bros., and I kept getting hit by the 'bros and would quit out to try again.  Then after a few tries I decided to keep going and noticed that I'd missed a spot with a couple of coins...and was four coins short of the goal.  Did it again and wound up finding hidden coins I'd missed and cleared it with 186 coins...and no damage.  The latter doesn't matter at all.   Fucking FAQ :punch
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Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32936 on: July 16, 2018, 01:10:18 PM »
Megaman PSP - Stuck at Yellow Devil :goty2 And at Iceman stage in original mode. There's a part with randomized platforms that's harder than everything else in the game and it sucks.

I also got Captain Toad, is there even a point to the extra achievments and pixel toads?

Corporal

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32937 on: July 16, 2018, 05:46:52 PM »
The Captain Toad Demo on Switch is such a meager offering... What, three levels, all from the first world? Terrible vertical slice. At least they included the boss of the first world (IIRC?). Kinda disappointing nonetheless. They could've showcased the new substituted levels, or the later, a bit more demanding maps with a bit more to do than walk in a straight line.
Oh well. It was a nice demo to play on the bus. And the train. And then the bus again. Fecking public transport.


Feeling good about Octopath Traveler so far. I hope I'll stick with this one. I actually managed to start it in earnest and play for a few solid tens of minutes before the universe told me to fuck myself and demanded attention. That's a good sign.  :o
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32938 on: July 16, 2018, 09:23:28 PM »
I also got Captain Toad, is there even a point to the extra achievments and pixel toads?

Dunno  :lol  But it would all go by too quickly if I didn't go for that stuff, too.  I want to 100% this and then move onto Octopath.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #32939 on: July 16, 2018, 10:16:59 PM »
Been playing Hollow Knight... need some motivation to keep going, because the lack of story/lore I've come across (if any), has been next to none.  SotN or Metroid 3, this is not.  Feels like I'm only playing it for the challenge and to kill other bugs.  Dont get me wrong, the platforming designs, atmosphere and music are all really well done, but I keep asking myself, WHY do I keep going? What's the point?  Granted, I'm about 5 hours in and a little ways past the (first) hornet fight, so I probably have yet to really see what the game has to offer, but I end up only playing 1 hour segments and get bored.  I REALLY want to fall in love with this game, but alas, I'm not.  :(