What game are you playing?

Discussion in 'Computers, Electronics, IT & Gaming' started by mark520, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. mongey

    mongey SS.org Regular

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    Maybe. But I’d still say super Mario is my fav game in the series even though I love Oddesy. My fav soccer game is sensible soccer. I think the old games can transcend the hardware gap.
     
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    Played some FF12. I think I hate the license grid, but maybe I’m just too early (just got all 6 characters). I like the aesthetics, it reminds me more of ffiiv than any of the mainline ones. The voice acting is pretty bad, it sounds like everything was recorded through a ham radio, it’s weird that ffx didn’t have that problem. It reminds me of Shenmue!!

    Vaan sucks, but everyone says that. I like Fran and her nihilism, it balances out the cringeworthy “giant sexy lady with bunny ears” design. Her buddy Balthier seems to be the best character so far, but I quite like Baasch and Ashe as well.

    Every time someone says PeNELo I get slightly annoyed.

    I got Monster Hunter from the BF sale and played it for a couple hours. It is mind boggling how much of a crafting time sink it appears to be. The mini maps are more impenetrably dotted than an Ubisoft game. The gameplay was pretty fun though!! It seems like a good game to play in bursts of one expedition or quest at a time, but man, the gear upgrade menus make it look like it could be a bigger time sink than WoW.
     
  3. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Now in Chapter 11 in Yakuza 6. Some of the twists haven't been revealed yet but I can almost guess who's the guy who I'll be going on a shirtless decking in the final act. Some stray thoughts:

    This may be the most J-Drama flavoured game I've ever played. From the main plot, to the entire baseball segment to the Cheers-esque social bar (which reminded me of a certain frustrating comedy sidequest in Yakuza 5 but thankfully much easier), to the Orange Mascot sidequests, to all the small subtle details (and of course the ink suit actors), this is essentially all the sappy J-Drama series I've seen game incarnate. It's quite charming actually. Only difference is that most problems are resolved with your fists, boots and the nearest bicycle, pot plant or communal bench.

    I can understand why Kiryu is the sole playable focus, as the plot itself is a more smaller and personal affair, that putting anyone else in wouldn't work.

    That said, the serious scene where Kiryu teaches Yuta a lesson in responsibility by punching him through a glass door was so unintentionally goofy it had me on hysterics and took away whatever emotional impact the scene was supposed to have.

    The live chat segment is hilarious (largely due to Kiryu's permanent scowl and 2 finger typing) but could've been more refined. Having 2 porn stars isn't enough (I can't believe I just typed that :lol:) compared to 0's abundant cast and replaying the live chat just for more vids gets old quick.

    I don't mind constantly eating for EXP, but having reached the point where green technique points are becoming scarce is a little frustrating. I remember Sushi Gin in Kamurocho is good for this, but I'll have to wait from Onomichi.

    I still haven't played Super Puyo Puyo yet.

    The Darts minigame is thankfully much easier than any other Yakuza game. And getting drunk finally has some major adverse effect unlike previous games. No more bowling game for me to exploit...

    Kiryu rapping to a M.O.V.E parody is the sole reason I sort of want his Karaoke album now.

    Kinda sucks this is the only way to play Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown outside Japan. But it's still fun and there's at least a 2 player option.

    The spearfishing minigame is practically a Virtua Cop reskin, right down to the bosses' attack patterns. It's fun and pretty well done, but again stingy in depth and payoffs (aside from an awesome Pitcher)... which is how I feel about a lot of the side stuff in this game frankly. Virtua Cop also needs to be in Club Sega in future intallments... Project Judge I'm looking ay you...

    The Clan Creator's reverse tower defense game is ok at best, but I'm getting rather bored with it. There's a lot to grind towards the end so I'm just straight up cheating with the codes using usual series mainstays. The hilariously out of character points of using Date, Pocket Fighter and the Mascot have some appeal when they're awesome for the game.

    And from a canonical perspective the whole clan creator is rather perfunctory when Kiryu has been trying to shake of his yakuza title over the course of the series let alone shown his prowess as a one man army. But eh, whatever.


    I need to get this out of my system quickly, as I'm itching to jump back into Ys VIII.
     
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    It was! Finished the main story yesterday, I still have all the valkyries to beat, last Muspelheim challenge and Nifelheim to explore.
     
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    I kind of liked the spearfishing virtua cop thing, simply because of the ridiculous bosses. The last one especially.

    The food system was really annoying to me for quite a while, but I was used to it for Kiwami II. I did look up the best places/food combos to max certain stats, though. Sushi Gin was the place for technique, yes. I did max out all stats in that game. It didn't end up being that tedious if you get all of the appetite upgrades/downgrades (more capacity, getting hungry faster).

    My friend in Osaka made me watch a couple episodes of some cheesy Japanese TV show on Netflix called Osaka Stories or something which seemed to pretty much be an anthology of light drama stories set around patrons in the same bar where one would have a minor problem and another would help them solve it. I DEFINITELY saw the similarity to Yakuza 6, so I'm guessing that's the kind of thing you're describing?

    I laughed really hard the first time I did the typing thing, the furious 2-fingered typing animation combined with the stupid AIM-kid style things you type is hilarious. Of course, repeating it a few times was dull as heck, but so are all those sleazy minigames that are just supposed to give you video clips of girls in underwear making "come and get it big boy" faces in the games I've played.

    The clan creator thing was too easily cheesed. I mean, I did it to myself just to get the extremely long plotline finished, but you could pretty much just send out a couple characters with the temporary invincibility and the rage mode buffs and destroy every level. Pocket Fighter is a must, and makes everything so much more fun. I think I used him, Date, some bad guy from the main game (I forget the name, some older serious guy with a moustache), Majima, and someone else and pretty much didn't have to do anything else other than blindly spam cannon fodder while rotating the buffs.

    The same clan creator thing is in Kiwami II, but they removed those cheese abilities and it's vastly more involving as a result as there's actual strategy and placement involved. (Also, it was too much work so I didn't do more than a few "levels")

    I always hate the arcade videogames in these things, because they're too old-school and frustrating for a wimp like me. Like, playing that car racing game (mode 7-ish) in Yakuza 0 over and over till I won was torture for me. I think Virtua Fighter in this one was the first I completed, since it's new enough to be playable instead of enraging. Super Puyo Puyo was WAY too hard for me to come close to touching the computer. I mean, I get the gameplay, but you have to be lightning fast to not get ten tons of trash dropped on your head before you can react. It seemed like every time I was getting anywhere the computer would just counter all my offense and hit me with twice as many trash blocks, too! I gave up quickly.
     
  6. Mathemagician

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    As I understand it (from long ago memories) Balthier or Baasch (one of them) was originally intended as the main character but then they changed goal mid production and introduced Vaan because they felt a young androgynous male might be more popular with audiences.

    I’m not going to add another 4 seconds to google it but maybe someone whose a bigger fan can clarify what happened with that character. Cause he’s not as interesting as Zidane and his buddies from 9.
     
  7. wankerness

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    I read a couple topics about the game when deciding whether to buy it. There were a million posts that said nothing more than that Vaan sucked, but there were a couple more constructive posts that said things like "it's not hard to play the game treating Vaan as the observer of a good story instead of treating the story as being about him" or something to that effect. Since I only just filled up the party, I haven't really had the chance to do that, but we'll see how it goes! At least he's not a mega-douche like Cloud Strife or Hope from FFXIII, he's merely bland and kind of annoying. Plus, of course, I always stick someone else as the party leader so I see them running around instead of Vaan whenever possible (it's not in the cities so far).
     
  8. chopeth

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    You'd better do the Nifelheim first if you don't want to have a bad time with those freaking valkyries... you'll know why.
     
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    Anything on steam sale worth getting?
     
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    Demiurge Intrepid Jackass

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    That's a big sale, but I bought a pile of games during the last sale that I haven't even touched.
     
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    If everything is always on sale.... is anything ever really on sale?

    Nothing really stands out to me right now as a must-buy deal, but then.... the backlog is there to remind that I really don't need to purchase more games.
     
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    I have like three hunnit games between steam and my consoles/PSN. I legit don’t need to buy games but...but....just one more....
     
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    Steam is up to 484, then there's Origin games, console games, handhelds, phone games.....
    I have a lot of games. Not sure how to feel about that.
     
  14. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    sniper elite is good stupid fun. you can shoot nazis in the nuts.
    divinity 2 or pillars of eternity if you want an old school baldur's gate/planescape torment esque rpg
    nier automata: legit the only good rpg squenix has put out in years
    shadow of war if you want to play assassin's creed set in middle earth mixed with gory batman esque combat/tower defense type gameplay
    total war warhammer: total war but with filthy greenbloods.
     
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    Still putting plenty of time in on Red Dead 2. I can't stop singing the praises of that game. I'm still having so much fun playing it.
     
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    steamworld dig 2 as a short term distraction. its good

    wanna get civ 6 on switch but it just came out and is $90 now for some reason. expensive even for Australia . will wait a couple weeks until it drops a bit
     
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    Huh. I forgot there’s a PC version of Nier Automata. I am tempted, if it’s at all well optimized and the assets hold up to higher resolution.
     
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    I really want Nier but I feel like if I really dig in I'll be able to get it at like 75% off before I would ever have the chance to play it. It's just so expensive for something that's been on steam that long? But yea, saw a Nier Automata cafe last week and was like...ah, too bad I don't know anything about that.
     
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    What? Where do you live that you saw THAT? Even Akihabara didn’t have such a thing when I was there last month.

    I just upgraded to a ps4 pro and it came with RDR2...I’m kind of torn on possibly just selling it and buying it some day in the distant future when I want to play it, at which point it will probably also be cheaper. I’m curious, it just sounds like it will be a greatly inferior experience without having played the first, and my backlog is big enough already!
     
  20. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    I picked up God of War, Detroit, and Dragon Quest XI for Black Friday, because I suck and have to much ADD
     
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