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Amaterasu Translations => Anime/Manga/VNs/Games/etc => Topic started by: Marche90 on April 17, 2010, 12:06:50 am

Title: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on April 17, 2010, 12:06:50 am
You know, I'm amazed that no one has really bothered creating this topic, especially because is almost a must in almost all videogames forums/subforums
Sure, we have the thread about eroges and even songs, so, why not this one?

Currently playing Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (damn, that thing is really sucking me in, I only bought it the last week and I already got 40 hours of gameplay ¬¬, even though it isn't holidays) and Metal Gear Solid (psx, never played it before)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: AQZT on April 17, 2010, 12:53:32 am
Currently playing No More Heroes. Grinding for cash for the final boss battle.
Oh, and I get some HoN in edgewise (Beta keys are awesome :D).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on April 17, 2010, 11:48:07 am
Currently playing No More Heroes. Grinding for cash for the final boss battle.
Oh, and I get some HoN in edgewise (Beta keys are awesome :D).

I really want No More Heroes.  I would import the PS3 remake, but it's censored...

Anyway, playing Bayonetta.  Awesome game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on April 17, 2010, 12:52:18 pm
Playing RE5 Gold Edition.
WTF is this shit ? Where is my good old RE ? (ah yeah.. it's dead... remember RE4)

I miss the zombies...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on April 17, 2010, 03:03:24 pm
Currently playing Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey via DeSmuME(NDS) emulator. Personally I'm not fond of grinding rpgs, but this one quite fun.

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At the beginning of the 21st century, a sudden massive atomic collapse occurs in the South Pole and causing a space abnormality known as the "Schwarzwelt" (シュバルツバース, Shubarutsubāsu, Schwarz-verse), which poses an imminent threat for humankind and the Earth. A mysterious black hole has appeared on the region of the South Pole and is expanding day by day. Concerned of this event, the United Nations sent a group of researchers from all over the world to investigate the area. Inside, the investigators found that the area has been infested with supernatural beings such as demons that threaten to cross into the world.

Made a video, watch if you want (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOzpCPFkEaU&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kyon_Geass on April 18, 2010, 01:02:35 am
Playing FFXIII, and it is way too linear so far, atleast i dont need to wonder where to go next though, and it is a good game with a good fighting system and a good story, only playing that for now, but i think ill play assasins creed 2 and bioshock 2 in the future
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Moriken on April 18, 2010, 02:23:27 pm
Shin Megami Tensei III, hard mode. I can't remember any game where I've had to endure the game over animation so many times. Which in a twisted way, is a good thing! @[email protected]
And from time to time I play a bit of  Luminous Arc II and 7th Dragon on my DS...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on April 18, 2010, 07:33:51 pm
Playing RE5 Gold Edition.
WTF is this shit ? Where is my good old RE ? (ah yeah.. it's dead... remember RE4)

I miss the zombies...

Ah, I really want that game. (even though it looks crappy compared to 4...)  Do you have the PS3 version?  I'm planning on getting it once Capcom sells it cheaper.

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Currently playing Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey via DeSmuME(NDS) emulator. Personally I'm not fond of grinding rpgs, but this one quite fun.

BAD!!!  BUY THE GAME OF YOUR COUNTRY!! >_< (assuming you live where it can be purchased easily)
But yes, Strange Journey seems to be fun.  I went crazy and bought a lot of games recently, so  I have it stalled.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on April 19, 2010, 09:29:40 am
>assuming you live where it can be purchased easily
>purchased easily

Not only that game selection is very scarce, but they cost up to 1.5 more than in western Europe/USA. Oh, last but not least... average Lithuanian's salary is 1/6 - 1/4 of western Europe's/USA's :D

Hmm, only legal PC gaming somewhat alive here... thanks to russians. They sell cheap (8-18$ for the latest games) legal CD-keys.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: beliar on April 20, 2010, 11:57:08 am
So IVXXX is a fellow Lithuanian, eh? I find that surprising. Thought no one here knows what a VN is and what it is eaten with.
On topic I am currently playing Red Alert 3 Uprising. Surprisingly I like it despite bad reviews. Makes me wonder if C&C4 is as bad as everyone says it is.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on April 21, 2010, 11:25:22 am
Playing RE5 Gold Edition.
WTF is this shit ? Where is my good old RE ? (ah yeah.. it's dead... remember RE4)

I miss the zombies...

Ah, I really want that game. (even though it looks crappy compared to 4...)  Do you have the PS3 version?  I'm planning on getting it once Capcom sells it cheaper.

Yes, I have the PS3 version (I only have this one and Valkyria CHronicles for now).

Cheaper ? It only costs 30€. I don't think it will be even cheaper very soon (if you want it new).


Later I'm going to buy Star Ocean, FF13 and Agarest.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on April 22, 2010, 12:27:57 am
Playing RE5 Gold Edition.
WTF is this shit ? Where is my good old RE ? (ah yeah.. it's dead... remember RE4)

I miss the zombies...

Ah, I really want that game. (even though it looks crappy compared to 4...)  Do you have the PS3 version?  I'm planning on getting it once Capcom sells it cheaper.

Yes, I have the PS3 version (I only have this one and Valkyria CHronicles for now).

Cheaper ? It only costs 30€. I don't think it will be even cheaper very soon (if you want it new).


Later I'm going to buy Star Ocean, FF13 and Agarest.

It costs $50 here.  However, most mainstream games tend to eventually go on sale once they have been out long enough. (at least here in America)  Bioshoch (for example) originally sold for $60, but now it is only $20 or less.  I have Veronia X (way too hard... >_>) and 0 to tide me over, so I'll wait for it to drop for now.

On a side note, how is Valkyrie Chronicles?  I have heard really good things about it, but recent SRPGS haven't been that great imo.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on April 22, 2010, 02:16:57 pm
The battle system is awesome for a tactical RPG.
It's just unfortunate you can't level up and boost only one character.

If you like the anime you won't be disapointed by the story.

Of course you have to play it with the japanese voices (Lelouch !!!!!! :D)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: X-Calibar on April 22, 2010, 03:17:32 pm
I just finished Iji the other day [Extreme, Ultimortal, Sudden Death, Ribbons, and secrets unlocked]!
The prize for all of that was...

Something that made me :
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/X-Calibar/icons/055.gif)

I might make a video of it XD  and some of those really tough fights...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on April 22, 2010, 11:26:47 pm
Of course you have to play it with the japanese voices (Lelouch !!!!!! :D)
this


FF XIII arrived on me last tuesday... so im afraid for my academic performance for whats left of semester <_<
still moving (more like crawling ¬¬) on BlazBlue's story mode, Tao is awesome
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on April 23, 2010, 09:08:33 am
Okami

The (somewhat) sleepy wolf/sun-goddess Amaterasu or nicknamed Ammy.
Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. Don't know how people here got their groupname.

Anyway, nice game. Quite a shame I never played it until now... even though I had the game here for quite a while now.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on April 23, 2010, 10:19:20 pm
Final Fantasy X International came in the mail today.  LOL the dub is absolutely horrendous for some of the characters.  I thought that since it was a Japanese game, it wouldn't just give an option for Japanese TEXT... >_>  I'm debating whether to download an undubbed version.  But then I would have to buy a modchip... Dx
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Moriken on April 24, 2010, 04:06:07 pm
Final Fantasy X International came in the mail today.  LOL the dub is absolutely horrendous for some of the characters.  I thought that since it was a Japanese game, it wouldn't just give an option for Japanese TEXT... >_>  I'm debating whether to download an undubbed version.  But then I would have to buy a modchip... Dx

FFX? Dub? All I can say is Tidus+Yuna: "Ha ha ha ha ha!"
It will be reminded for generations to come! @[email protected]

Auron is pretty cool in English though. And some of the side-characters actors are better than the Japanese ones (O'aka, Meichen), but especially Yuna blows in the US-dub. Since I'm not a native speaker, I also didn't mind Wakka's fake Jamaican-whatever-accent and probably some other things. But still, the only really decent dub of a Japanese game I know of is FFXII.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on April 24, 2010, 06:39:18 pm
Final Fantasy X International came in the mail today.  LOL the dub is absolutely horrendous for some of the characters.  I thought that since it was a Japanese game, it wouldn't just give an option for Japanese TEXT... >_>  I'm debating whether to download an undubbed version.  But then I would have to buy a modchip... Dx

FFX? Dub? All I can say is Tidus+Yuna: "Ha ha ha ha ha!"
It will be reminded for generations to come! @[email protected]

Auron is pretty cool in English though. And some of the side-characters actors are better than the Japanese ones (O'aka, Meichen), but especially Yuna blows in the US-dub. Since I'm not a native speaker, I also didn't mind Wakka's fake Jamaican-whatever-accent and probably some other things. But still, the only really decent dub of a Japanese game I know of is FFXII.

I actually like Tiida/Tidus/SexyGay's voice.  The English VA fits both his personality and face.  The only problem I have is the lipsinc fail and the (sometimes) sub-par acting.  Auron is okay from what I have seen so far.  Same with Wakka. (though it gets cheesy at times xD)

But everyone else sucks.  Yuuna sounds like she is chocking on something.  Ryukku/Rikku sounds like she is a grown-woman trying to sound cute.  All of the kids/old people sound like they have Incurable Disease.
And I just found out all of the International versions only have English voice acting...  WHY SQUARE?!?! Dx
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on April 25, 2010, 10:24:40 pm
Lol... IMHO, the only publisher that have amazing VA in every damn game that they publish is Atlus (Tried the normal and undubbed version of P4... the english dub was a hell lot better)
oh, but I'm kinda liking the one that FFXIII has (only played half an hour of it, so yeah... xD)
EDIT: oh, that reminded me, Koi, why don't you try PCSX2, the emulator? you need a decent computer to run it but is better than modding your ps2 if you don't want to
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on April 27, 2010, 06:34:16 pm
Hm, I really should try out an emulator sometime.  I just don't like to pirate games.  But I guess it's fine since I already purchased X.

Anyway, X is really fun.  I think I am going to like it more than VIII.  I am getting used to the crappy voice acting, but Yuna is still really bad.  I like Tiida's VA, but he doesn't know how to act in some of the scenes.  Bleh.  At least it's fun.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on April 27, 2010, 07:58:59 pm
Actually you can run the game from your DVD drive with that emu, just pop it in and select the correct plugins
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on April 27, 2010, 09:07:00 pm
Lol well that would kind of defeat the purpose since it would still be undubbed....  I already have a JP PS2 to play games on.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on June 06, 2010, 05:00:16 pm
Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia, a difficult game, more difficult than Castlevania SofN. Does "Casual games generation" :D dulled my skills or it's just targeted to hardcore guys?

Uploaded gameplay video to youtube, as as most games I play via emulator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbBLfaBQdeo)
One of the easiest bosses.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on June 06, 2010, 06:40:50 pm
Ugh... I don't want to know anything about emulators for a while.
Yesterday I started to play TLOZ: Majora's Mask via the N64 emulator for the HBC...
All was fine and dandy, until I got to the first temple (already had done some sidequest for more masks and items) and, Oh Surprise! the game decided to crash on me and I hadn't saved since the first time you play the Ocarina of Time ¬¬
4 hours went to waste ;_;

As soon as I have a working internet connection and some money to buy points I will buy that game from the VC. Sure, it will be a bit more expensive, but at least I hope that it will not crash on me again
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on June 15, 2010, 05:05:49 am
Finaly ! I'm done with FF13. (and lol for the "poison" trick for the last boss).

Before I try Eternal SOnata, I must do the extra mission of Valkyria Chronicles.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on June 25, 2010, 11:53:10 am
Yay! got some new games, which I should be finishing before the summer ends:

-Trauma Center: Second Opinion
-Super Paper Mario
-Tales of Symphonia (I still need to get a memory card, though)

And I should be buying Persona 3 Portable in a few days (Sadly, no money for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. It looks amazing!)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on June 26, 2010, 10:57:22 am
Half-Minute Hero for the PSP,
The Hero's game is incredibly fun and addicting.

I'm also about to start Mana  Khemia: Student Alliance for the PSP because one of my friends played it and said that it was good.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on June 26, 2010, 12:00:27 pm
Playing Eternal Sonata... Epic loli quest... :D

And I managed to get a copy of Super Street Fighter 4 on ebay (should receive it next week).
Since King of fighters 13 won't be out before I don't know how many months, I'll go for SSF4... unfortunately.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on June 26, 2010, 03:12:36 pm
Playing Eternal Sonata... Epic loli quest... :D

And I managed to get a copy of Super Street Fighter 4 on ebay (should receive it next week).
Since King of fighters 13 won't be out before I don't know how many months, I'll go for SSF4... unfortunately.
then why the fuck didnt you go BlazBlue?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on June 27, 2010, 02:01:15 am
Playing Eternal Sonata... Epic loli quest... :D

And I managed to get a copy of Super Street Fighter 4 on ebay (should receive it next week).
Since King of fighters 13 won't be out before I don't know how many months, I'll go for SSF4... unfortunately.
then why the fuck didnt you go BlazBlue?
First time I hear of this one (and I've never played Guilty Gear so not sure if want :)).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on June 27, 2010, 09:11:08 am
Playing Eternal Sonata... Epic loli quest... :D

And I managed to get a copy of Super Street Fighter 4 on ebay (should receive it next week).
Since King of fighters 13 won't be out before I don't know how many months, I'll go for SSF4... unfortunately.
then why the fuck didnt you go BlazBlue?
First time I hear of this one (and I've never played Guilty Gear so not sure if want :)).
trust me, you DO fucking want. I havent had this fun with a fighting game since KoF 2002
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on June 27, 2010, 01:18:57 pm
Playing Eternal Sonata... Epic loli quest... :D

And I managed to get a copy of Super Street Fighter 4 on ebay (should receive it next week).
Since King of fighters 13 won't be out before I don't know how many months, I'll go for SSF4... unfortunately.
then why the fuck didnt you go BlazBlue?
First time I hear of this one (and I've never played Guilty Gear so not sure if want :)).
trust me, you DO fucking want. I havent had this fun with a fighting game since KoF 2002
I haven't had fun with a fighting game since SNK vs Capcom 2 mark of the millenium (Fixed).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on June 27, 2010, 03:17:05 pm
I'm planning on getting Hexyz Force for the PSP has anyone played this one? and if so is it any good?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: SaMo0204 on June 28, 2010, 09:26:21 pm
PS3:
1)FF XIII
2)Resonance of Fate
3)Star Ocean TLH
4)Dante's Inferno (unlocking trophies)
5)Heavy Rain (unlocking trophies)

Xbox 360:
RRoD

Nintendo DS:
Currently playing... none
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on June 28, 2010, 10:12:09 pm
Well... the idea for the thread is just to post normal games here, since we already have the thread for "what VN are you currently playing/reading" on the VN sub-forum.
Resonance of Fate, is it any good?
I also want to play Hexyz Force, but I holded up to save money for P3P, but it is still on my "buy" list. Supposedly it is good, from what I've heard of the Reviews, also if you take into account that it is $10 cheaper than your average new psp game (well... in the U.S. ;_;)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: SaMo0204 on June 29, 2010, 05:25:48 pm
Resonance of Fate, is it any good?

So far it's a nice game. Maybe the 'battle system' is unique.
The graphics just remind me Valkyria Profile 2 (PS2), and the JP voices sounds good (you can choose betwen English DUB or the original JP voices).
I'm still in the begining so i can say too much.
Im living in South America, so buying a game it's a pain in the ass (average salary u$500... average PS3 game u$70~85).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on June 30, 2010, 10:21:26 pm
Resonance of Fate is pretty good, the main problem i had is that the learning curve for the battle system was a bit too steep and it was punishingly difficult a times, but overall it was pretty good.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 01, 2010, 11:59:00 am
Xbox 360:
RRoD
That tends to happen a lot >.> (not that I have one myself, but if the 360 Elite that I saw yesterday RRoD'd at my local wal-mart was a sign...)
Im living in South America, so buying a game it's a pain in the ass (average salary u$500... average PS3 game u$70~85).

More or less the same situation here in Mexico, except that I don't work xD. I don't know how I am supposed to buy P3P, since it comes the next week and I only have saved like... $11 USD ¬¬'
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 01, 2010, 12:47:57 pm
Xbox 360:
RRoD
That tends to happen a lot >.> (not that I have one myself, but if the 360 Elite that I saw yesterday RRoD'd at my local wal-mart was a sing...)
Im living in South America, so buying a game it's a pain in the ass (average salary u$500... average PS3 game u$70~85).

More or less the same situation here in Mexico, except that I don't work xD. I don't know how I am supposed to buy P3P, since it comes the next week and I only have saved like... $11 USD ¬¬'

Ah..Persona 3 the only game have ever played that i didn't beat.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on July 01, 2010, 02:00:54 pm
Ah..Persona 3 the only game have ever played that i didn't beat.
Saga Frontier 2 is the only one for me (last boss too strong and you couldn't level up at the last save point... :-\)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Nightdragon on July 03, 2010, 04:21:08 pm
APB  ;D
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on July 03, 2010, 05:03:14 pm
Recently finished Mass Effect 2, going for a second round as female Shepard and in Spanish locale (intentioanlly coinciding with me starting to read content on tsunder.es).

So far, strange but entertaining. We'll see how much this improves my Spanish.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 05, 2010, 10:58:56 am
Ah..Persona 3 the only game have ever played that i didn't beat.
Saga Frontier 2 is the only one for me (last boss too strong and you couldn't level up at the last save point... :-\)

That sucks

The only reason i didn't finish Persona 3 was because i got a perfect play-through (all links maxed) to get Orpheus Telos but my save corrupted right before the last boss wasting my 70 hours+ of game play and it just couldn't be bothered to play through it again.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Moriken on July 06, 2010, 01:58:15 pm
Ah..Persona 3 the only game have ever played that i didn't beat.
Saga Frontier 2 is the only one for me (last boss too strong and you couldn't level up at the last save point... :-\)

I was stuck in exactly the same situation!
Critical design mistake...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 07, 2010, 10:21:52 am
Sadly S-E doesn't like to make rereleases of anything that isn't FF, don't you think?. I heard that P3 had the same problem on the first release, but got corrected in FES (talking about that, the P3P version is already released. No money to buy it;_;)
Playing Trauma Team, finally finished the X missions in TC: Second Opinion. So far, so good, but sadly there are very few operations u.u
It was amazing SO, sadly I already finished all the operations on hard, but didn't got an XS on everything... funny enough, I did managed to get an XS in a X mission the first time...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 07, 2010, 12:21:16 pm
I'm going to be playing P3P soon.  My copy shipped from amazon two days ago.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 07, 2010, 01:43:28 pm
I'm going to be playing P3P soon.  My copy shipped from amazon two days ago.

Its too bad you'll miss out on the answer then (if you haven't plyed P3:FES anyways) as i've heard its pretty great. Anways have fun with P3 its a great rpg.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on July 07, 2010, 02:17:56 pm
Battlefield BC2, fire up then there's nothing better to do.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 07, 2010, 03:53:49 pm
I'm going to be playing P3P soon.  My copy shipped from amazon two days ago.

I envy you, horribly, you know? T_T
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: XenoArt on July 07, 2010, 04:30:49 pm
I'm currently playing Trinity Universe.

I also found my old PSX which surprisingly still works and replay Xenogears.;D
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on July 07, 2010, 07:27:56 pm
I'm currently playing Trinity Universe.

I also found my old PSX which surprisingly still works and replay Xenogears.;D
must...suppress....envy....


Modnation Racers is teh awesome, and the creations are goddam wicked, will post some screenshots sometime....or not....¬¬
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 07, 2010, 07:51:03 pm
I'm currently playing Trinity Universe.

I also found my old PSX which surprisingly still works and replay Xenogears.;D
must...suppress....envy....


Modnation Racers is teh awesome, and the creations are goddam wicked, will post some screenshots sometime....or not....¬¬

didn't really like the demo of Modnation Racers much the game seemed a bit too hectic for me. Oh and Xenogears is great i still can't believe that i didn't play it before last year, its a shame that the 2nd disk was so rushed though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 08, 2010, 01:25:18 pm
I'm going to be playing P3P soon.  My copy shipped from amazon two days ago.

Its too bad you'll miss out on the answer then (if you haven't plyed P3:FES anyways) as i've heard its pretty great. Anways have fun with P3 its a great rpg.

Unless another remake is made by the time I get finished with P3P, I plan on just pirating FES and getting a save up to the Answer.  No reason I should have to spend money again and play the same game again just to get the afterstory part.

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I envy you, horribly, you know? T_T

Just try not eating for a few days!  Works every time for me! ;D
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on July 08, 2010, 01:41:10 pm
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I envy you, horribly, you know? T_T

Just try not eating for a few days!  Works every time for me! ;D
doesnt work for me.... if i dont get nourishment within some hours bloodbaths ensue.

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perhaps you have ever found yourself thinking:
"man, i wonder how GAR would Kamina look on the Skyline from 2F2F"
then wonder no more (http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/6505/kaminamodnation.jpg) :D


on the "hectic" stuff:
yeah, for some reason the demo was, like, REAL hard. in the game there's a smoother difficulty curve along the career mode, and online is as good as the players involved. you should try it, im sure anyone who has tried it has loved it (plus you get to do/get awesome things as the one linked above)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 08, 2010, 01:45:29 pm
Quote
I envy you, horribly, you know? T_T

Just try not eating for a few days!  Works every time for me! ;D
doesnt work for me.... if i dont get nourishment within some hours bloodbaths ensue.

Woah, Catastrophe is really yandere! O_O
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 08, 2010, 03:06:58 pm
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I envy you, horribly, you know? T_T

Just try not eating for a few days!  Works every time for me! ;D
doesnt work for me.... if i dont get nourishment within some hours bloodbaths ensue.

Woah, Catastrophe is really yandere! O_O

It seems like he's on the wrong forums then.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 09, 2010, 11:13:43 am
P3P is supposed to come today... 
After months of waiting...
キタ(゚∀゚)ッ!!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on July 09, 2010, 01:58:03 pm
Hey psp(modified/custom firmware)-owners could you do me a favor?

Download these files (1.7MB)(Persona 3P eboot.bin and PRXdecrypter) (http://www.mediafire.com/?zwjwcmzzjyy):

8. hook up your psp with custom firmware to your pc and make a folder called enc on the psp's root and put the extracted EBOOT.BIN in there.
9. now go to ms0/psp/game/PRXDecrypter(create folder) and put the prxdecrypter files here (3 files).
10. on your psp go to Game -> memory stick -> and run PRXDecrypter
11. select Decrypt/decompress files. It should decrypt them, then select exit
(http://psp.scenebeta.com/archivos/psp/CapPrxDecrypter23a.jpg)

Send uncrypted eboot.bin back to me.

Files are legit and won't set your house on fire (official psp-emu forum): http://jpcsp.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=7704&start=0

Thanks
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: XenoArt on July 09, 2010, 07:07:58 pm
Finally finished Xenogears again. It was really awesome and I can now I appreciate it fully than when
I was a kid. I'm now running errands around the neighborhood to buy P3P and Blazblue Continuum Shift.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on July 10, 2010, 04:09:30 am
I'm going to be playing P3P soon.  My copy shipped from amazon two days ago.

Its too bad you'll miss out on the answer then (if you haven't plyed P3:FES anyways) as i've heard its pretty great. Anways have fun with P3 its a great rpg.

Unless another remake is made by the time I get finished with P3P, I plan on just pirating FES and getting a save up to the Answer.  No reason I should have to spend money again and play the same game again just to get the afterstory part.


My Advice: Skip "the answer". Or use youtube. It's absolutely not worth it. Every 5hours or so of Dungeon-Crawling you get one(!) minute of story. The beginning and the end of "the answer" isn't too bad, but it seriously depends on the player. There's quite something going on that might make you hate it.
The normal ending of persona3 isn't bad at all and you can interpret it how you want.

edit: Of course, if you like the dungeon-crawling and fights, like me, go ahead and play it. It's supposed to be harder then "the journey" but I found it nicely balanced. All that fusion-stuff is pretty fun after all. :D
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 10, 2010, 10:33:43 am
It is harder. I had to finish playing it on an emulator because of the final boss using save states xP (my party was underleveled and I didn't wanted to grind more, I just didn't had the time)
But that's something that makes it enjoyable. In fact, I am planning to play the first round of P3P on Maniac difficulty
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 10, 2010, 03:00:09 pm
Started P3P yesterday.  I haven't played such a fun game in a while.  Story is really good and the school life aspect reminds me of TokiMemo.

Voice acting is pretty good except for the "mysterious kid". (obviously the MC's child persona)  But Japanese still sounds a lot better from what I heard. (like Junpei)
Speaking of Junpei, they need to add a yaoi option.  Junpei is too sexy not to S-Link. ;D

(On a side note, the pre-order Junpei hat doesn't fit me... ;_;  My head is too big/smart...)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 10, 2010, 04:15:00 pm
Started P3P yesterday.  I haven't played such a fun game in a while.  Story is really good and the school life aspect reminds me of TokiMemo.

Voice acting is pretty good except for the "mysterious kid". (obviously the MC's child persona)  But Japanese still sounds a lot better from what I heard. (like Junpei)
Speaking of Junpei, they need to add a yaoi option.  Junpei is too sexy not to S-Link. ;D

(On a side note, the pre-order Junpei hat doesn't fit me... ;_;  My head is too big/smart...)

Wrong.

if you want Junpei so abdly why don't you play as FeMC
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 10, 2010, 06:14:47 pm
Because you can't date him in any way. Let's just say that Chidori is involved. As i said before I'm really envious of koi xD. In what difficulty are you playing?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 11, 2010, 12:36:22 am
I'm playing on normal. (first time, so nothing crazy lol)  It's easy for the most part, but I am having insane trouble trying to find the Wealth Hands on the first section of Tartarus for the Elizabeth side quest. DX  Blah, it takes way too long to find them, and they run away too fast.  And the one time I was able to hit it, it ran away at the start of battle...  Maybe I'll just skip this request. ;_;
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh...

But besides that, it's still very fun.  It is unforgivable that Junpei isn't datable in the FeMC route though. >:(
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on July 11, 2010, 03:34:50 am
But besides that, it's still very fun.  It is unforgivable that Junpei isn't datable in the FeMC route though. >:(

No, it's cool. I'd be pissed if he actually was. S-Link is something different, but dating? No.

Anyway: If you are lucky you can find floors where only those funny golden hands run around. Reaper will appear more quickly, but whatever. As soon as you are too strong, all the normal enemies run away anyway, so you can find em with a bit of patience. You'll need a lot of that anyway, when you want to fuse something with certain skills. :|
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 11, 2010, 11:23:36 am
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on July 11, 2010, 12:17:31 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on July 11, 2010, 12:47:12 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 11, 2010, 02:00:19 pm
Because you can't date him in any way. Let's just say that Chidori is involved. As i said before I'm really envious of koi xD. In what difficulty are you playing?

Oh yeah i forgot about Chidori, oh well too bad for Koi.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 12, 2010, 10:28:26 am
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 12, 2010, 11:04:50 am
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D

If you want to build a harem then your gonna have to get every girl available's S-Link to 10 like i did. Good luck with that it took forever and i ended up getting help from a guide.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: X-Calibar on July 13, 2010, 11:08:26 am
I'm playing Persona 3 FES right now  :D  Fun game. (although repetitve sometimes)

Getting all the girls to level 10 sounds insanely risky though... lol (without replaying the game with saved maxed s-links)

ex : I laughed out loud last night in a certain long scene where a lot of my s-link'ed characters crossed paths... fortunately things went well [Yukari is lvl 8-9, while Yuko and Chihiro are only lvl 5...] If the guys hadn't bailed me out though, it still might have gone bad...

[lvl 53 currently... getting pretty far in the game at last... normal diff.]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 13, 2010, 04:32:04 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D

If you want to build a harem then your gonna have to get every girl available's S-Link to 10 like i did. Good luck with that it took forever and i ended up getting help from a guide.

I briefly look at guides when playing.  But I play with my own tactics for the most part.

Anyway, stats all maxed out except one (or was it two?) level of academics.  Chihiro, here I come~

Also, is it true that in the other versions of P3, you can't choose what the rest of your party does each turn? o.o  That would totally kill the game for me.  I would die so often like that.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 13, 2010, 06:23:27 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D

If you want to build a harem then your gonna have to get every girl available's S-Link to 10 like i did. Good luck with that it took forever and i ended up getting help from a guide.

I briefly look at guides when playing.  But I play with my own tactics for the most part.

Anyway, stats all maxed out except one (or was it two?) level of academics.  Chihiro, here I come~

Also, is it true that in the other versions of P3, you can't choose what the rest of your party does each turn? o.o  That would totally kill the game for me.  I would die so often like that.

Yea you can't choose what they do, but honestly i liked it better that way, the AI was never that horrible except for a few instances with Mitsuru trying to charm enemies and i personally never felt much of a handicap at all as there's different AI mentalities and option you can choose and the AI usually does what you want it to do. Plus it seemed more tactical that way, which was kind of cool.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 13, 2010, 06:25:35 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D

If you want to build a harem then your gonna have to get every girl available's S-Link to 10 like i did. Good luck with that it took forever and i ended up getting help from a guide.

I briefly look at guides when playing.  But I play with my own tactics for the most part.

Anyway, stats all maxed out except one (or was it two?) level of academics.  Chihiro, here I come~

Also, is it true that in the other versions of P3, you can't choose what the rest of your party does each turn? o.o  That would totally kill the game for me.  I would die so often like that.

Yea you can't choose what they do, but honestly i liked it better that way, the AI was never that horrible except for a few instances with Mitsuru trying to charm enemies and i personally never felt much of a handicap at all as there's different AI mentalities and option you can choose and the AI usually does what you want it to do. Plus it seemed more tactical that way, which was kind of cool.

Bleh, it should at least be optional though.  I like having control over my party.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 13, 2010, 06:31:37 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D

If you want to build a harem then your gonna have to get every girl available's S-Link to 10 like i did. Good luck with that it took forever and i ended up getting help from a guide.

I briefly look at guides when playing.  But I play with my own tactics for the most part.

Anyway, stats all maxed out except one (or was it two?) level of academics.  Chihiro, here I come~

Also, is it true that in the other versions of P3, you can't choose what the rest of your party does each turn? o.o  That would totally kill the game for me.  I would die so often like that.

Yea you can't choose what they do, but honestly i liked it better that way, the AI was never that horrible except for a few instances with Mitsuru trying to charm enemies and i personally never felt much of a handicap at all as there's different AI mentalities and option you can choose and the AI usually does what you want it to do. Plus it seemed more tactical that way, which was kind of cool.

Bleh, it should at least be optional though.  I like having control over my party.

That's true though since you do have the option in P3P you should try out the AI control to see how you like it (though save before just in case).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 13, 2010, 06:52:32 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D

If you want to build a harem then your gonna have to get every girl available's S-Link to 10 like i did. Good luck with that it took forever and i ended up getting help from a guide.

I briefly look at guides when playing.  But I play with my own tactics for the most part.

Anyway, stats all maxed out except one (or was it two?) level of academics.  Chihiro, here I come~

Also, is it true that in the other versions of P3, you can't choose what the rest of your party does each turn? o.o  That would totally kill the game for me.  I would die so often like that.

Yea you can't choose what they do, but honestly i liked it better that way, the AI was never that horrible except for a few instances with Mitsuru trying to charm enemies and i personally never felt much of a handicap at all as there's different AI mentalities and option you can choose and the AI usually does what you want it to do. Plus it seemed more tactical that way, which was kind of cool.

Bleh, it should at least be optional though.  I like having control over my party.

That's true though since you do have the option in P3P you should try out the AI control to see how you like it (though save before just in case).

The characters are automatically set on AI when you get them, so I tried it for a few turns.  It wasn't as bad as I had heard (or it was just improved in P3P), but I still definitely prefer controlling them.

And blah, I need to grind...  Enemies on the third level of Tartarus are kicking my ass. :'(
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 13, 2010, 07:06:10 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D

If you want to build a harem then your gonna have to get every girl available's S-Link to 10 like i did. Good luck with that it took forever and i ended up getting help from a guide.

I briefly look at guides when playing.  But I play with my own tactics for the most part.

Anyway, stats all maxed out except one (or was it two?) level of academics.  Chihiro, here I come~

Also, is it true that in the other versions of P3, you can't choose what the rest of your party does each turn? o.o  That would totally kill the game for me.  I would die so often like that.

Yea you can't choose what they do, but honestly i liked it better that way, the AI was never that horrible except for a few instances with Mitsuru trying to charm enemies and i personally never felt much of a handicap at all as there's different AI mentalities and option you can choose and the AI usually does what you want it to do. Plus it seemed more tactical that way, which was kind of cool.

Bleh, it should at least be optional though.  I like having control over my party.

That's true though since you do have the option in P3P you should try out the AI control to see how you like it (though save before just in case).

The characters are automatically set on AI when you get them, so I tried it for a few turns.  It wasn't as bad as I had heard (or it was just improved in P3P), but I still definitely prefer controlling them.

And blah, I need to grind...  Enemies on the third level of Tartarus are kicking my ass. :'(

It was never really that bad people just complained a lot because of the few times the AI screws around trying to use useless status ailments.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 13, 2010, 08:17:51 pm
Why do RPG companies make these crazy "Find incredibly rare monster!  Search for hours!" side-quests?  Uweeh..

This is Atlus we're talking about, ALL their games are incredibly difficult or have an option to make them like that (just try the original Shin Megami Tensei for the S.Famicom or the Hard difficulty in Nocturne D=)

I fail to see how finding stupid monsters(or something else) is related to game difficulty... But cheaply increase gameplay time? Yes... oh, and annoy people like me, too.

I've always been of the opinion that "hard" and "challenging" are two completely different things. Not that I've ever touched the games in question.

Yes, it challenges you not to throw your game system against the wall in frustration. =P

But you seriously need to play P3 if you ever want a new game to play, Ixrec.  Excluding those annoying optional side-quests it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. (er, am still playing...)  It might beat Riviera as my favorite RPG. 
I love how I can play both a visual novel and RPG at the same time.  My favorite genres in one game! ^^

Hm, after I max out all my skill stats, I'll continue with the Chihiro Social Link.  I plan on dating her first before starting my harem.  I hope my polygamy doesn't hurt this shy girl's heart too much... ;D

If you want to build a harem then your gonna have to get every girl available's S-Link to 10 like i did. Good luck with that it took forever and i ended up getting help from a guide.

I briefly look at guides when playing.  But I play with my own tactics for the most part.

Anyway, stats all maxed out except one (or was it two?) level of academics.  Chihiro, here I come~

Also, is it true that in the other versions of P3, you can't choose what the rest of your party does each turn? o.o  That would totally kill the game for me.  I would die so often like that.

Yea you can't choose what they do, but honestly i liked it better that way, the AI was never that horrible except for a few instances with Mitsuru trying to charm enemies and i personally never felt much of a handicap at all as there's different AI mentalities and option you can choose and the AI usually does what you want it to do. Plus it seemed more tactical that way, which was kind of cool.

Bleh, it should at least be optional though.  I like having control over my party.

That's true though since you do have the option in P3P you should try out the AI control to see how you like it (though save before just in case).

The characters are automatically set on AI when you get them, so I tried it for a few turns.  It wasn't as bad as I had heard (or it was just improved in P3P), but I still definitely prefer controlling them.

And blah, I need to grind...  Enemies on the third level of Tartarus are kicking my ass. :'(

It was never really that bad people just complained a lot because of the few times the AI screws around trying to use useless status ailments.
This sums it up nicely >:D
(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1/12490/1061304-mitsuruai_super.jpg)
(well, actually the one with most troubles seems to be Mitsuru the same as above, and sometimes Yukari who can't keep up healed everyone at their max =/)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 13, 2010, 10:10:11 pm
I gotta say the Persona game over screens are cool once or twice, but the slow text gets really annoying when your constantly dying.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gliden on July 13, 2010, 11:18:26 pm
P3 is an awesome game P4 is almost as great to.

With the Gold monsters that run away if you walk slowly and from directly behind them you can sneak up on them. Though that might only be on P4 been so long since I played them I forgot, The battle/dungeon systems and nearly identical except well P4 has doors and actually has more than one dungeons (not that that stopped them from being pretty much the same as the others) The S-link system for dating is something like if you don't talk to them for 2 weeks they get pissed off at you and every time you cheat on a girl that number gets cut in half. Though if you have there S-link maxed out it doesn't matter who else you see.

I'm currently playing Tales of the Abyss though I have to fine my old PS2 some where before I can continue since it freezes on the PS3 at a certain dungeon near the beginning of the game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on July 14, 2010, 01:46:59 am
I'm currently playing Tales of the Abyss though I have to fine my old PS2 some where before I can continue since it freezes on the PS3 at a certain dungeon near the beginning of the game.

Good luck. Imo one of the worst games ever. How can you actually release a game that loads fucking 20seconds before and after a battle on the worldmap?  (usually at least doubling the time you need for a battle) Also I still remember it like yesterday... a worldmap-dungeon. With some "cutscene". The text was even lagging... seriously.

Also the story sucks imo hard. So hard it kinda becomes funny.. e.g. how they always say [SPOILER]"LUKE, it's YOUR fault alone. YES, YOUR fault. Now cry. Be emo. Stab yourself." Doesn't help that he is emo enough without others adding to it.[/SPOILER]
BUT, it has a HUGE fanbase. Kinda ironic. My guess would be "fangirls" because they probably LOVE Luke, but there are definitely male fans too. A lot.


Persona: P4 added the option to manually control your allies. (like p3p it seems) Basically this means nobody will use the AI, because you can save a lot of SP and HP when you fight by controlling everyone. So forcing it on the player is imo the better thing. Also it's interesting from the rpg-viewpoint. After all you are only you, so why should everyone do exactly as you say? Tactics are enough. After all the saying "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself" isn't there for nothing. The protag is capable of doing everything, so yeah.
Imo it added to P3. In P4 it's stupid to use, because it wastes SP which is a big NO. In P3 SP didn't matter.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gliden on July 14, 2010, 09:48:19 am
I'm currently playing Tales of the Abyss though I have to fine my old PS2 some where before I can continue since it freezes on the PS3 at a certain dungeon near the beginning of the game.

Good luck. Imo one of the worst games ever. How can you actually release a game that loads fucking 20seconds before and after a battle on the worldmap?  (usually at least doubling the time you need for a battle) Also I still remember it like yesterday... a worldmap-dungeon. With some "cutscene". The text was even lagging... seriously.

Also the story sucks imo hard. So hard it kinda becomes funny.. e.g. how they always say [SPOILER]"LUKE, it's YOUR fault alone. YES, YOUR fault. Now cry. Be emo. Stab yourself." Doesn't help that he is emo enough without others adding to it.[/SPOILER]
BUT, it has a HUGE fanbase. Kinda ironic. My guess would be "fangirls" because they probably LOVE Luke, but there are definitely male fans too. A lot.


Persona: P4 added the option to manually control your allies. (like p3p it seems) Basically this means nobody will use the AI, because you can save a lot of SP and HP when you fight by controlling everyone. So forcing it on the player is imo the better thing. Also it's interesting from the rpg-viewpoint. After all you are only you, so why should everyone do exactly as you say? Tactics are enough. After all the saying "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself" isn't there for nothing. The protag is capable of doing everything, so yeah.
Imo it added to P3. In P4 it's stupid to use, because it wastes SP which is a big NO. In P3 SP didn't matter.

One of the Worst ever? It doesn't seems that bad but like I said I am near the beginning. I knew it had a huge fan base which was one of the reasons I decided to get it I also heard that the story line was better than Tales of Symphonia's which was really good and probably he best RPG on the gamecube, though Skies of Arcadia was pretty good too. I didn't notice the loading problems for Abyss but that is most likely since I was playing it on the PS3 the Sims 2 was all laggy on the PS2 but runs great on the PS3.

With persona 4 they pretty much had to give you control of your party I mean some of the bosses would have been impossible without being able to control them since they like to switch what is effective against them and everything. I still remember the battle with the 8-Bit game character boss I can't imagine winning it having the AI control my party. Well besides the fact that like Kiru said SP seems to be more important in P4. With the lack of SP replenishing items it pretty much made it so that when you ran out of SP you were done with the dungeon for that day.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: AQZT on July 14, 2010, 10:08:56 am
With persona 4 they pretty much had to give you control of your party I mean some of the bosses would have been impossible without being able to control them since they like to switch what is effective against them and everything. I still remember the battle with the 8-Bit game character boss I can't imagine winning it having the AI control my party. Well besides the fact that like Kiru said SP seems to be more important in P4. With the lack of SP replenishing items it pretty much made it so that when you ran out of SP you were done with the dungeon for that day.
The whole SP limitation only lasted until the second-to-last dungeon for me. While I was training to beat [spoiler]Ameno-Sagiri[/spoiler], Rise got those two abilities that restore 5% of both your HP and SP at the end of each battle.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 14, 2010, 12:15:57 pm
With persona 4 they pretty much had to give you control of your party I mean some of the bosses would have been impossible without being able to control them since they like to switch what is effective against them and everything. I still remember the battle with the 8-Bit game character boss I can't imagine winning it having the AI control my party. Well besides the fact that like Kiru said SP seems to be more important in P4. With the lack of SP replenishing items it pretty much made it so that when you ran out of SP you were done with the dungeon for that day.
The whole SP limitation only lasted until the second-to-last dungeon for me. While I was training to beat [spoiler]Ameno-Sagiri[/spoiler], Rise got those two abilities that restore 5% of both your HP and SP at the end of each battle.

Oh yeah i remember that ability it became extremely useful, plus i was rich by then so i just bough a bunch of SP items or used the fox.

Also i personally felt that Tales of the Abyss was a good game the load times were indeed horrendous, but the storyline was really good much better than Symphonia, which everyone seems to say is so good despite being completely cliched and rather childish at times.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: AQZT on July 14, 2010, 12:20:44 pm
With persona 4 they pretty much had to give you control of your party I mean some of the bosses would have been impossible without being able to control them since they like to switch what is effective against them and everything. I still remember the battle with the 8-Bit game character boss I can't imagine winning it having the AI control my party. Well besides the fact that like Kiru said SP seems to be more important in P4. With the lack of SP replenishing items it pretty much made it so that when you ran out of SP you were done with the dungeon for that day.
The whole SP limitation only lasted until the second-to-last dungeon for me. While I was training to beat [spoiler]Ameno-Sagiri[/spoiler], Rise got those two abilities that restore 5% of both your HP and SP at the end of each battle.

Oh yeah i remember that ability it became extremely useful, plus i was rich by then so i just bough a bunch of SP items or used the fox.

Also i personally felt that Tales of the Abyss was a good game the load times were indeed horrendous, but the storyline was really good much better than Symphonia, which everyone seems to say is so good despite being completely cliched and rather childish at times.
Of course, if you are an insane badass like me, on your first playthrough, you would have gotten Lucifer to lvl 99, which grants an ability where all of your health and SP are restored at the end of the battle. And on the second playthrough you would have gotten [spoiler]Izanagi-no-Okami[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 14, 2010, 12:57:35 pm
I remember not getting Lucifer because either he or Satan had 8 tits, which creeped the fuck out of me. 
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on July 14, 2010, 01:26:19 pm
Stay as long as you want in a dungeon in P4? Get the fox-slink. If you beat enemies with physical special-attacks, you'll only need rather cheap spells to heal yourself up. However, this only works if you have control over all of your chars... obviously. SP cost money, so using some high-level spell for nothing would cost far too much.

@Gliden: Problems are only on the worldmap. In Dungeons it's normal... at least as long as it doesn't load for a cutscene.
Anyway, you'll find enough people claiming that TotA is the best tales of when it comes to story. I still think ToS is a LOT better than TotA. Heck, all other "Tales of" I played are imo better. It depends.
Some people seem to be able to ignore all the shit that is going on. Well, at least Jade is as great es everyone says... better than nothing.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on July 21, 2010, 01:12:43 pm
So... Anyone playing alien swarm? http://store.steampowered.com/app/630/

Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Spin569874123 on July 21, 2010, 01:40:26 pm
Created a new topic. The game deserves it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kyon_Geass on July 22, 2010, 11:27:01 pm
playing Fate/Extra, good so far, using some papers to write the patterns the enemy usually attacks with, would be death by now if not by that, probly
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on July 23, 2010, 03:25:52 pm
I finished Eternal Sonata yesterday.
(http://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1pgmEtqRWAchxbWNj386jZ8fjjlfh0WkvRa0R09eu22os8nDadl0Nt6EX8QtJ-Am7QXxpxu_MJxo8)
For a delicious loli I would do anything. :-*

Now I wonder what I should do... I bought FFX on ebay a few weeks ago but not sure if want. :-\
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 23, 2010, 08:08:51 pm
I finished Eternal Sonata yesterday.
(http://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1pgmEtqRWAchxbWNj386jZ8fjjlfh0WkvRa0R09eu22os8nDadl0Nt6EX8QtJ-Am7QXxpxu_MJxo8)
For a delicious loli I would do anything. :-*

Now I wonder what I should do... I bought FFX on ebay a few weeks ago but not sure if want. :-\

Do you own any other game that you haven't played yet?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: XenoArt on July 23, 2010, 08:46:22 pm
Finished all the story modes for BlazBlue. I already knew the ending but it made me rethink about my opinion on nu-13. She went from meh character to my favorite one.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on July 24, 2010, 12:43:15 am
I finished Eternal Sonata yesterday.
(http://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1pgmEtqRWAchxbWNj386jZ8fjjlfh0WkvRa0R09eu22os8nDadl0Nt6EX8QtJ-Am7QXxpxu_MJxo8)
For a delicious loli I would do anything. :-*

Now I wonder what I should do... I bought FFX on ebay a few weeks ago but not sure if want. :-\

Do you own any other game that you haven't played yet?
Quite a lot in fact...
From what I remember :

Silent Hill 1
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4
Resident Evil (the shooting game on PS1)
FFX
Onimusha 3
Obscure 2
The longest journey
Syberia
Syberia 2
L'amerzone
Tony Tough
Grandia 2
...

The problem is that now that I can buy whatever game I want, I order them on ebay for cheap and they end up on my "to play list" for months... years.

Oh and Yesterday, after posting that I went on ebay and bought Star Ocean 4  :-*
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: beliar on July 24, 2010, 08:19:44 am
Quote
Quite a lot in fact...
From what I remember :

Silent Hill 1
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4
Resident Evil (the shooting game on PS1)
FFX
Onimusha 3
Obscure 2
The longest journey
Syberia
Syberia 2
L'amerzone
Tony Tough
Grandia 2
...

This. Play The Longest Journey asap if you haven't done it already. It's one of the few games I consider a 10/10 masterpiece of all times.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on July 24, 2010, 08:55:32 am
Quote
Quite a lot in fact...
From what I remember :

Silent Hill 1
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4
Resident Evil (the shooting game on PS1)
FFX
Onimusha 3
Obscure 2
The longest journey
Syberia
Syberia 2
L'amerzone
Tony Tough
Grandia 2
...

This. Play The Longest Journey asap if you haven't done it already. It's one of the few games I consider a 10/10 masterpiece of all times.
Was it better than Broken Sword, Moment of Silence or Runaway ?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: beliar on July 24, 2010, 09:35:51 am
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Was it better than Broken Sword, Moment of Silence or Runaway ?
It was way better than Broken Sword and Moment of Silence (tho I really liked those two too, especially Broken Sword) and I haven't played Runaway.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 24, 2010, 05:56:01 pm
I finished Eternal Sonata yesterday.
(http://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1pgmEtqRWAchxbWNj386jZ8fjjlfh0WkvRa0R09eu22os8nDadl0Nt6EX8QtJ-Am7QXxpxu_MJxo8)
For a delicious loli I would do anything. :-*

Now I wonder what I should do... I bought FFX on ebay a few weeks ago but not sure if want. :-\

Do you own any other game that you haven't played yet?
Quite a lot in fact...
From what I remember :

Silent Hill 1
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4
Resident Evil (the shooting game on PS1)
FFX
Onimusha 3
Obscure 2
The longest journey
Syberia
Syberia 2
L'amerzone
Tony Tough
Grandia 2
...

The problem is that now that I can buy whatever game I want, I order them on ebay for cheap and they end up on my "to play list" for months... years.

Oh and Yesterday, after posting that I went on ebay and bought Star Ocean 4  :-*

Syberia is shit.  Only play it if you are really bored.
Oh, make sure to play SH1 before 3; it matters.

I started playing SMT: Strange Journey again.  It's better now that I understand the system more from playing P3.  Still waaaay overrated though.  I agree with the gamespot review.  It feels like a (S)NES RPG, but just remade for the DS.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on July 24, 2010, 11:29:58 pm
Syberia and Amerzone are actually quite good by point and click adventure game standards. The problem is that genre is woefully underappreciated and gets virtually nothing in the way of budgets, so all the masterpieces it manages to produce feel like they were made decades ago.

Riven is probably the king of the genre though. If "boss puzzle" doesn't make any sense to you, it will after that game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 25, 2010, 06:53:38 pm
Syberia and Amerzone are actually quite good by point and click adventure game standards. The problem is that genre is woefully underappreciated and gets virtually nothing in the way of budgets, so all the masterpieces it manages to produce feel like they were made decades ago.

Riven is probably the king of the genre though. If "boss puzzle" doesn't make any sense to you, it will after that game.

Never tried Amerzone but Syberia was a pretty good game.

If you have a PS3 Ixrec you should try Heavy Rain, that was a pretty great adventure game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on July 25, 2010, 09:18:33 pm
Syberia and Amerzone are actually quite good by point and click adventure game standards. The problem is that genre is woefully underappreciated and gets virtually nothing in the way of budgets, so all the masterpieces it manages to produce feel like they were made decades ago.

Riven is probably the king of the genre though. If "boss puzzle" doesn't make any sense to you, it will after that game.

Never tried Amerzone but Syberia was a pretty good game.

If you have a PS3 Ixrec you should try Heavy Rain, that was a pretty great adventure game.

Sadly that came out after I more or less stopped gaming. I'll go look up some reviews if I get some time though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on July 26, 2010, 11:37:17 am
Syberia and Amerzone are actually quite good by point and click adventure game standards. The problem is that genre is woefully underappreciated and gets virtually nothing in the way of budgets, so all the masterpieces it manages to produce feel like they were made decades ago.

Riven is probably the king of the genre though. If "boss puzzle" doesn't make any sense to you, it will after that game.

Never tried Amerzone but Syberia was a pretty good game.

If you have a PS3 Ixrec you should try Heavy Rain, that was a pretty great adventure game.

Sadly that came out after I more or less stopped gaming. I'll go look up some reviews if I get some time though.
I have Farenheit on PS2 and it was quite good.
Nevertheless I don't think I'll ever buy Heavy Rain.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 26, 2010, 04:46:15 pm
Syberia and Amerzone are actually quite good by point and click adventure game standards. The problem is that genre is woefully underappreciated and gets virtually nothing in the way of budgets, so all the masterpieces it manages to produce feel like they were made decades ago.

Riven is probably the king of the genre though. If "boss puzzle" doesn't make any sense to you, it will after that game.

I gave up on Syberia half-way (?) through.  I bought the S1&2 double-pack for $10 a few years ago and I still haven't touched 2.  I remember it mostly comprising of walking around until you find someone to have boring conversations with.  Not enough puzzles or actual plot.  It was just... boring.

Most adventure games seem too unbalanced to me.  Myst was just illogical puzzle after illogical puzzle.  Syberia was just boring talking.  Titanic: Adventure Out of Time is really one of the only commercial adventure games I can say is great. (that, and Dust, which is also from CyberFront)  CyberFront needs to go back into business.

As for Heavy Rain, it seemed excellent from the demo I played on PSN.  Plot seemed really intriguing and the graphics were beautiful.
Too bad my computer is too crappy to play Fahrenheit... :'(
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 26, 2010, 05:07:01 pm
Impossible. IIRC, you posted your system specs a while ago, and even a craptastic intel 945 should be able to run that game, in fact, any pc bought since 2005 must be enough for it (I checked the PC specs on the Atari website)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on July 26, 2010, 05:07:30 pm
Syberia and Amerzone are actually quite good by point and click adventure game standards. The problem is that genre is woefully underappreciated and gets virtually nothing in the way of budgets, so all the masterpieces it manages to produce feel like they were made decades ago.

Riven is probably the king of the genre though. If "boss puzzle" doesn't make any sense to you, it will after that game.

I gave up on Syberia half-way (?) through.  I bought the S1&2 double-pack for $10 a few years ago and I still haven't touched 2.  I remember it mostly comprising of walking around until you find someone to have boring conversations with.  Not enough puzzles or actual plot.  It was just... boring.

Most adventure games seem too unbalanced to me.  Myst was just illogical puzzle after illogical puzzle.  Syberia was just boring talking.  Titanic: Adventure Out of Time is really one of the only commercial adventure games I can say is great. (that, and Dust, which is also from CyberFront)  CyberFront needs to go back into business.

As for Heavy Rain, it seemed excellent from the demo I played on PSN.  Plot seemed really intriguing and the graphics were beautiful.
Too bad my computer is too crappy to play Fahrenheit... :'(

I see your point about Syberia.  Worth mentioning the art was a significant part of its appeal.

Titanic was really good too, thanks for mentioning that.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 26, 2010, 05:17:15 pm
Impossible. IIRC, you posted your system specs a while ago, and even a craptastic intel 945 should be able to run that game, in fact, any pc bought since 2005 must be enough for it (I checked the PC specs on the Atari website)

I'm pretty sure the game said my PC's specs were too low to play it.  It was my graphics card or something.  I should try re-installing it to see what I needed to upgrade.

[spoiler]...Or maybe the torrent I got was just bad. lol  But everyone else seemed to have no problems with it.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 26, 2010, 09:29:01 pm
Impossible. IIRC, you posted your system specs a while ago, and even a craptastic intel 945 should be able to run that game, in fact, any pc bought since 2005 must be enough for it (I checked the PC specs on the Atari website)

I'm pretty sure the game said my PC's specs were too low to play it.  It was my graphics card or something.  I should try re-installing it to see what I needed to upgrade.

[spoiler]...Or maybe the torrent I got was just bad. lol  But everyone else seemed to have no problems with it.[/spoiler]

Its because of you that the adventure games genre is dying >:)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 27, 2010, 09:52:34 am
Impossible. IIRC, you posted your system specs a while ago, and even a craptastic intel 945 should be able to run that game, in fact, any pc bought since 2005 must be enough for it (I checked the PC specs on the Atari website)

I'm pretty sure the game said my PC's specs were too low to play it.  It was my graphics card or something.  I should try re-installing it to see what I needed to upgrade.

[spoiler]...Or maybe the torrent I got was just bad. lol  But everyone else seemed to have no problems with it.[/spoiler]

Its because of you that the adventure games genre is dying >:)

Bleh, well I want the uncensored version and it isn't sold in the USA excluding a download. (I hate being charged near full-price for a download... >_>)  I could import it from the UK, but that would be a big hassle.
I almost never pirate games btw.  The only games I have ever pirated are A. games that are hard to get in my country, or B. games that are so old that they are impossible to find/abandonware.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 27, 2010, 08:41:17 pm
Impossible. IIRC, you posted your system specs a while ago, and even a craptastic intel 945 should be able to run that game, in fact, any pc bought since 2005 must be enough for it (I checked the PC specs on the Atari website)

I'm pretty sure the game said my PC's specs were too low to play it.  It was my graphics card or something.  I should try re-installing it to see what I needed to upgrade.

[spoiler]...Or maybe the torrent I got was just bad. lol  But everyone else seemed to have no problems with it.[/spoiler]

Its because of you that the adventure games genre is dying >:)

Bleh, well I want the uncensored version and it isn't sold in the USA excluding a download. (I hate being charged near full-price for a download... >_>)  I could import it from the UK, but that would be a big hassle.
I almost never pirate games btw.  The only games I have ever pirated are A. games that are hard to get in my country, or B. games that are so old that they are impossible to find/abandonware.

like me and Tsukihime (no way was i paying over $100 on an auction that doesn't even help Type-Moon in any way).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on July 28, 2010, 10:16:05 pm
Impossible. IIRC, you posted your system specs a while ago, and even a craptastic intel 945 should be able to run that game, in fact, any pc bought since 2005 must be enough for it (I checked the PC specs on the Atari website)

I'm pretty sure the game said my PC's specs were too low to play it.  It was my graphics card or something.  I should try re-installing it to see what I needed to upgrade.

[spoiler]...Or maybe the torrent I got was just bad. lol  But everyone else seemed to have no problems with it.[/spoiler]

Its because of you that the adventure games genre is dying >:)

Bleh, well I want the uncensored version and it isn't sold in the USA excluding a download. (I hate being charged near full-price for a download... >_>)  I could import it from the UK, but that would be a big hassle.
I almost never pirate games btw.  The only games I have ever pirated are A. games that are hard to get in my country, or B. games that are so old that they are impossible to find/abandonware.

like FUCKING EVERYONE and Tsukihime (no way was i paying over $100 on an auction that doesn't even help Type-Moon in any way).
fixd
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on July 28, 2010, 11:02:34 pm
Impossible. IIRC, you posted your system specs a while ago, and even a craptastic intel 945 should be able to run that game, in fact, any pc bought since 2005 must be enough for it (I checked the PC specs on the Atari website)

I'm pretty sure the game said my PC's specs were too low to play it.  It was my graphics card or something.  I should try re-installing it to see what I needed to upgrade.

[spoiler]...Or maybe the torrent I got was just bad. lol  But everyone else seemed to have no problems with it.[/spoiler]

Its because of you that the adventure games genre is dying >:)

Bleh, well I want the uncensored version and it isn't sold in the USA excluding a download. (I hate being charged near full-price for a download... >_>)  I could import it from the UK, but that would be a big hassle.
I almost never pirate games btw.  The only games I have ever pirated are A. games that are hard to get in my country, or B. games that are so old that they are impossible to find/abandonware.

like FUCKING EVERYONE and Tsukihime (no way was i paying over $100 on an auction that doesn't even help Type-Moon in any way).
fixd

I lol'd.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: HashiriyaR32 on July 29, 2010, 01:20:19 am
I've jumping back and forth between multiple PSP games lately

Gran Turismo PSP
Gundam Assault Survive
Gundam vs Gundam NEXT Plus
Macross Ultimate Frontier
Higurashi Daybreak Portable ME
Persona 3 Portable (Undub)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on July 29, 2010, 08:23:49 pm
Impossible. IIRC, you posted your system specs a while ago, and even a craptastic intel 945 should be able to run that game, in fact, any pc bought since 2005 must be enough for it (I checked the PC specs on the Atari website)

I'm pretty sure the game said my PC's specs were too low to play it.  It was my graphics card or something.  I should try re-installing it to see what I needed to upgrade.

[spoiler]...Or maybe the torrent I got was just bad. lol  But everyone else seemed to have no problems with it.[/spoiler]

Its because of you that the adventure games genre is dying >:)

Bleh, well I want the uncensored version and it isn't sold in the USA excluding a download. (I hate being charged near full-price for a download... >_>)  I could import it from the UK, but that would be a big hassle.
I almost never pirate games btw.  The only games I have ever pirated are A. games that are hard to get in my country, or B. games that are so old that they are impossible to find/abandonware.

like FUCKING EVERYONE and Tsukihime (no way was i paying over $100 on an auction that doesn't even help Type-Moon in any way).
fixd

I lol'd.

yea lol

I feel kinda of bad for people that actually bought the game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on July 31, 2010, 11:21:30 am
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on July 31, 2010, 12:00:19 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

Doesn't look like something that might come over... looks cross over-rish. (Even though only for some transformations?)
That stuff is mostly a big NO, if it's not just stuff the company has rights to anyway.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on July 31, 2010, 01:40:25 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

Doesn't look like something that might come over... looks cross over-rish. (Even though only for some transformations?)
That stuff is mostly a big NO, if it's not just stuff the company has rights to anyway.
trinity universe got a release, being a game mostly in the same line.
'sides, Sega is also involved.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on July 31, 2010, 03:14:15 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

Doesn't look like something that might come over... looks cross over-rish. (Even though only for some transformations?)
That stuff is mostly a big NO, if it's not just stuff the company has rights to anyway.
trinity universe got a release, being a game mostly in the same line.
'sides, Sega is also involved.
Like I said, if the company has the rights, there is no problem. ("Trinity Universe combines the characters of the Disgaea and Atelier series together in an original world setting.")
However, there are some strange figures in that trailer which seem to not be out of rpg's... well, we'll see.
It might even be a bigger problem that the game has only girls in it... or so I think, because there was a girl running around in the dungeon. :D (Though I still doubt it. Female Prot for male target-group is rare, one of the reasons why I really need a ps3 for Atelier Rorona..)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 01, 2010, 01:43:15 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

Doesn't look like something that might come over... looks cross over-rish. (Even though only for some transformations?)
That stuff is mostly a big NO, if it's not just stuff the company has rights to anyway.
trinity universe got a release, being a game mostly in the same line.
'sides, Sega is also involved.

Plus the People at NISA said they would like to localize it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: XenoArt on August 02, 2010, 03:39:38 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

OH SHI--- DO WANT!!!!

Knowing NISA they probably would localize it as they care about their fans, unlike a certain merged group who doesn't care about their fans on one of their more well known franchises.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 03, 2010, 04:08:29 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

OH SHI--- DO WANT!!!!

Knowing NISA they probably would localize it as they care about their fans, unlike a certain merged group who doesn't care about their fans on one of their more well known franchises.

hmmm....I wonder who your could possibly be talking about talking about <___<
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: XenoArt on August 03, 2010, 04:50:58 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

OH SHI--- DO WANT!!!!

Knowing NISA they probably would localize it as they care about their fans, unlike a certain merged group who doesn't care about their fans on one of their more well known franchises.

hmmm....I wonder who your could possibly be talking about talking about <___<

I can't tell if your serious or not but I'll tell you anyway. It's Bandai Namco regarding their Tales franchise.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 03, 2010, 04:53:48 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

OH SHI--- DO WANT!!!!

Knowing NISA they probably would localize it as they care about their fans, unlike a certain merged group who doesn't care about their fans on one of their more well known franchises.

hmmm....I wonder who your could possibly be talking about talking about <___<

I can't tell if your serious or not but I'll tell you anyway. It's Bandai Namco regarding their Tales franchise.

I though the face at the end would make it clear that i wasn't being serious...Though i myself don't blame Namco too much.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on August 03, 2010, 08:09:41 pm
so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)

OH SHI--- DO WANT!!!!

Knowing NISA they probably would localize it as they care about their fans, unlike a certain merged group who doesn't care about their fans on one of their more well known franchises.

hmmm....I wonder who your could possibly be talking about talking about <___<

I can't tell if your serious or not but I'll tell you anyway. It's Bandai Namco regarding their Tales franchise.
wasnt that Square? :V
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 06, 2010, 07:11:28 pm
I haven't played The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess yet but I have Wind Waker and I plan on starting to play it tomorrow when i sleep over at my friends (though it'll probably take us two weekends to fully play through it).

Anyways my question is what should i expect the game to be like in comparison to Wind Waker (like puzzle and combat difficulty) and how good is the game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DarkestPhoenix on August 07, 2010, 09:36:47 pm
I can't tell if your serious or not but I'll tell you anyway. It's Bandai Namco regarding their Tales franchise.
I hate BaMco for that. I would seriously buy another copy of Tales of Vesperia for my PS3 if they would just finish the translation. I mean, it isn't precisely a secret (http://scrawlfx.com/2010/06/troy-baker-confirms-tales-of-vesperia-ps3-localization-in-video) that the game was being worked on. But it's been close to a year since it (the PS3 version) was released over there, as opposed to the 360 version getting released in less than a month after the JP version.

Also, SquEnix cares TOO much about the opinion of the community and creates games like X-2 that require intensive brain bleach sessions so the mindlessness doesn't set in.

Speaking of ToV, that's what I've been working my OCD on getting 100% completion on... because, when I play games, I play them until there is nothing left to find (which is why I have 100% completion on all of my VNs even when I am warned that they might suck).

As for the question above, I don't have an answer (I am just the opposite, I didn't play Wind Waker, but I did play Twilight Princess.) for comparison, but it's good. Not OOT or Link to the Past good, but it's up there. Good action, good puzzles (not terribly hard). An a-typical LoZ game.

~DarkestPhoenix
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: XenoArt on August 07, 2010, 09:42:38 pm
I finally finished SO4 after leaving it at the final boss for a few months. The twist was VERY predictable and I'm very disappointed it didn't have many endings like the past games. The only thing that surprised me was Edge figuring out their final boss was
[spoiler]Faize[/spoiler] since he's not really that bright. I'm disappointed the other characters didn't figure it out since the final boss friggin' wore [spoiler]Faize's cloak[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gliden on August 07, 2010, 11:09:27 pm
I haven't played The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess yet but I have Wind Waker and I plan on starting to play it tomorrow when i sleep over at my friends (though it'll probably take us two weekends to fully play through it).

Anyways my question is what should i expect the game to be like in comparison to Wind Waker (like puzzle and combat difficulty) and how good is the game.

Puzzles for all the Zelda games are generally about the same level also it's real easy to find walkthroughs for them if you need them. Majority opinion about combat difficulty is that the game is too easy but depending on the person it could change. Overall a real good game I've played though it twice. While on the subject of Zelda I can't wait for the New one coming out on the Wii around the end of this year.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 08, 2010, 03:48:44 pm
Thanks guys i played through about the first half of it (At the water temple right now) and i'm finding twilight Princess to be pretty awesome though the com,bat does seem really easy (the only trouble i had was with that ork guy that's riding the boar and the jousting match on the bridge).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 08, 2010, 06:06:27 pm
TP was so bleh.  Ocarina, Majora's Mask, and the two Oracle GBC games are the only amazing Zelda games.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 08, 2010, 06:48:37 pm
TP was so bleh.  Ocarina, Majora's Mask, and the two Oracle GBC games are the only amazing Zelda games.

Wind waker was pretty awesome ( though for different reason than most Zelda titles) and TP is pretty good so far.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gliden on August 08, 2010, 08:51:47 pm
TP was so bleh.  Ocarina, Majora's Mask, and the two Oracle GBC games are the only amazing Zelda games.

Wind waker was pretty awesome ( though for different reason than most Zelda titles) and TP is pretty good so far.

I agree with the WW being awesome though it's too bad so many people couldn't handle it being cell shaded. Really all the zelda games are amazing in their own right.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 08, 2010, 10:08:11 pm
TP was so bleh.  Ocarina, Majora's Mask, and the two Oracle GBC games are the only amazing Zelda games.

Wind waker was pretty awesome ( though for different reason than most Zelda titles) and TP is pretty good so far.

I agree with the WW being awesome though it's too bad so many people couldn't handle it being cell shaded. Really all the zelda games are amazing in their own right.

WW had fun side-quests, at least.  I liked it better than TP.

And bleh, none of the Zelda games are bad, per se, but they don't strike me as "masterpiece" like MM, OoT, and the GBC games.  Though I didn't like A Link to the Past that much... >_> (best Zelda game my ass)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gliden on August 08, 2010, 11:33:26 pm
TP was so bleh.  Ocarina, Majora's Mask, and the two Oracle GBC games are the only amazing Zelda games.

Wind waker was pretty awesome ( though for different reason than most Zelda titles) and TP is pretty good so far.

I agree with the WW being awesome though it's too bad so many people couldn't handle it being cell shaded. Really all the zelda games are amazing in their own right.

WW had fun side-quests, at least.  I liked it better than TP.

And bleh, none of the Zelda games are bad, per se, but they don't strike me as "masterpiece" like MM, OoT, and the GBC games.  Though I didn't like A Link to the Past that much... >_> (best Zelda game my ass)

I completely agree that MM, OoT, and the GBC games are the best of the zelda games.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 09, 2010, 01:19:56 am
TP was so bleh.  Ocarina, Majora's Mask, and the two Oracle GBC games are the only amazing Zelda games.

Wind waker was pretty awesome ( though for different reason than most Zelda titles) and TP is pretty good so far.

I agree with the WW being awesome though it's too bad so many people couldn't handle it being cell shaded. Really all the zelda games are amazing in their own right.

WW had fun side-quests, at least.  I liked it better than TP.

And bleh, none of the Zelda games are bad, per se, but they don't strike me as "masterpiece" like MM, OoT, and the GBC games.  Though I didn't like A Link to the Past that much... >_> (best Zelda game my ass)

I completely agree that MM, OoT, and the GBC games are the best of the zelda games.

(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/KoiNoDensetsu/brofist.jpg)

Now there is someone that knows their stuff!  Not enough people appreciate the good Zelda games... (Okay, okay, maybe OoT, but the GBC games almost never get praise)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 09, 2010, 05:03:17 pm
OoT and MM are too overrated i mean they are great but the endless stream of people calling it the best game ever is just annoying, its the same as how some people can't stand FFVII because of the immense amount of fan over hype (though i love both OoT and FFVII).

As for the GBA/GBC games i like Minish cap and the Oracle games were good if a little unrefined.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DarkestPhoenix on August 09, 2010, 06:03:49 pm
OoT and MM are too overrated i mean they are great but the endless stream of people calling it the best game ever is just annoying, its the same as how some people can't stand FFVII because of the immense amount of fan over hype (though i love both OoT and FFVII).

As for the GBA/GBC games i like Minish cap and the Oracle games were good if a little unrefined.
This. OoT is one of my favorite LoZ games, but honestly, I really liked a Link to the Past (yes, hate meeee) a lot more. Maybe it has to do with me owning a SNES back then, and not getting a new console until the PS2 came out

FFVI versus FFVII is the same way for me, I love FFVII, but honestly, there is wayy too much hype. FFVI had a better story, deeper characters, and a more evil bad guy. [spoiler]Poisoned a castle full of enemy civilians(and his own troops to boot), killed his own father, successfully destroyed the world, became a demi god, wore clown makeup and screamed loud puns? He is FAR more evil.[/spoiler]

Then again, I am also hardcore oldskool and loathed the quality of the games getting called "Great" back when 3D first came out and there was a massive race to make games in said dimension, whether or not they had horrible physics, controls, or were otherwise nearly unplayable (Superman, I'm looking at you.). PS2 helped the quality a lot, though there were still a lot of games set on Graphics>anything else important. [/end rant]

Also, I loved the Oracle games, I don't think anyone has ever said they were bad that I've met.

~DarkestPhoenix
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 12, 2010, 08:43:28 pm
So I bought P3 FES.  I don't care if The Answer is supposed to be crappy, it's still P3!!

It doesn't seem that bad so far.  I got to where you can go to Paulownia Mall.
Metis is annoying though... >_>
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on August 13, 2010, 10:45:09 am
That's the spirit!. Meanwhile you can also try to track down a copy of P4 *-*. I already tracked down a copy of P3P here where I live and if everything goes as planned, I will be playing it soon (missing 4 dlls, but at least is almost complete)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 13, 2010, 05:09:51 pm
idk i still say its a waster of money the only reason i got FES was because i didn't have a copy before hand. If anyone is interested in the answers story its better to just youtube it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gliden on August 13, 2010, 11:44:17 pm
idk i still say its a waster of money the only reason i got FES was because i didn't have a copy before hand. If anyone is interested in the answers story its better to just youtube it.

That is true FES basically takes everything bad about the original (namely how long and boring the dungeons are after a while) and and makes a game out of it, plus they force hard mode onto you. You may start it but I guarantee by the end of it you will be tired of it (especially if you don't like Metis) though I still managed to finish it by abusing the reflecting skills on the last boss.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 14, 2010, 05:57:27 pm
Meh, I still think it's worth the money.  It's not as good as the original but still worth it for the hardcore fans.  Grinding is a little annoying, but I got through Strange Journey; I can get through this.
Just died trying to kill Harem Dancer.  I'm not that underleveled, so I shouldn't have to grind much.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on August 17, 2010, 03:01:34 pm
PERSONA 3 PORTABLE!! *-*
Finally managed to buy it today, will start my first round on maniacs :3
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 18, 2010, 06:29:18 pm
So I finished The Answer.
Wow.  That was the most frustrating RPG I have ever played...  75% of the game was grinding... >.>  Truly a grindFES, er, "fest".

Story was pretty good, but it sucked that it didn't get good until the end.
Yukari was a bitch in The Answer though...
[spoiler]Okay, I know she was really hurt from MC dying; I would too if I was in her situation.  But still, she was risking humanity's death to save her lover.  Ridiculous.
They should have given more foreshadowing to her depression instead of just suddenly turning her into a bitch. :/

But it makes me wonder if the cutscene at the beginning of The Journey is suggesting that she tried killing herself after the MC's death.  Maybe that scene took place AFTER the main game ended...[/spoiler]

About The Journey's end:

[spoiler]The MC shouldn't have suddenly died out of nowhere.  If killing Nyx tired him out so much that it resulted in his death, he should have died right after the world was saved.  The fact that he survived for so long is unrealistic. (though this is an RPG, but still...)

This is how it should have gone:

MC dies after killing Nyx.  Emotional scene. shikushiku
Everyone is glad that the world is saved, but yet, depressed over the MC's death.
One night, Aigis and/or Yukari sees the MC. (Yukari would be more fitting due to The Answer's plotline)  This leads to Kirari-esque "is he still alive?  Or am I just insane?" scenes.
Once Yukari/Aigis finally believes that MC really has come back, the plot goes to the roof scene.  The MC's ghost lays on Yukar/Aigis's lap and meets everyone for one last time.  He disappears, fulfilling his promise.[/spoiler]

Persona 3 was absolutely amazing. (regardless of The Answer being tedious)  Possibly my favorite RPG.
I might try the FeMC route soon.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on August 19, 2010, 02:45:49 am
So I finished The Answer.
Wow.  That was the most frustrating RPG I have ever played...  75% of the game was grinding... >.>  Truly a grindFES, er, "fest".

Story was pretty good, but it sucked that it didn't get good until the end.
Yukari was a bitch in The Answer though...
[spoiler]Okay, I know she was really hurt from MC dying; I would too if I was in her situation.  But still, she was risking humanity's death to save her lover.  Ridiculous.
They should have given more foreshadowing to her depression instead of just suddenly turning her into a bitch. :/

But it makes me wonder if the cutscene at the beginning of The Journey is suggesting that she tried killing herself after the MC's death.  Maybe that scene took place AFTER the main game ended...[/spoiler]

About The Journey's end:

[spoiler]The MC shouldn't have suddenly died out of nowhere.  If killing Nyx tired him out so much that it resulted in his death, he should have died right after the world was saved.  The fact that he survived for so long is unrealistic. (though this is an RPG, but still...)

This is how it should have gone:

MC dies after killing Nyx.  Emotional scene. shikushiku
Everyone is glad that the world is saved, but yet, depressed over the MC's death.
One night, Aigis and/or Yukari sees the MC. (Yukari would be more fitting due to The Answer's plotline)  This leads to Kirari-esque "is he still alive?  Or am I just insane?" scenes.
Once Yukari/Aigis finally believes that MC really has come back, the plot goes to the roof scene.  The MC's ghost lays on Yukar/Aigis's lap and meets everyone for one last time.  He disappears, fulfilling his promise.[/spoiler]

Persona 3 was absolutely amazing. (regardless of The Answer being tedious)  Possibly my favorite RPG.
I might try the FeMC route soon.

It sounds like you didn't really understand the p3-ending. (and seem to not mind what happens to Aigis in FES. Man, what a shitty asspull :D )

[SPOILER]The gun-scene at the beginning is simply there because she wasn't able to summon her persona freely. Of course, as soon as you are in the dungeon, she has no problem. It's just there, so that the MC can be the leader. Absolute horrible plot-element, but oh well. I've seen worse.
The normal P3-ending: The MC did not return after the last battle. Those scenes weren't to be taken as "this happened". At least that would be the way you have to see the end of P3 if you accept FES as something more than some cheap fanfic. Seriously, Aigis suddenly turning human? Gimme a break...[/SPOILER]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 19, 2010, 04:31:49 am
I'm not sure where you think I'm misinterpreting the ending. (at least now lol; I realized it ended that way after I heard about The Answer's plot)
[spoiler]In the PSP's ending, it doesn't really say explicitly say whether the MC died.  Sure, there are hints that he is dead from the fact that he doesn't interact with anyone in the epilogue until the very end (among other things), but it could be taken in many ways. 
I originally took it that he was alive and everyone lived happily ever after/yaddayadda.  And frankly, I think that's how this type of story should of ended.  I'm a fan of utsuge and anything depressing, but seeing everyone happy and alive would have been much more satisfying.

Here is how I think they should have done it:
-Happy ending with girl of your choice if you maxed out her S-Link.  Romantic scene with the rooftop epilogue. (minus MC lying in Aigis's lap)
-If you max out Yukari AND Aigis's S-Link (along with some type of gameflag to make this ending occur), you get the depressing ending I listed in my other post.  This leads to The Answer. 
-Get no max girl S-Links, and you get a happy ending with everyone on the rooftop with speeches about what happened and shit.

They just really should have done it differently than "You killed the last boss.  You are dead.  You appear to Aigis at the end. FIN[/spoiler]

And I did mind the Aigis = human thing, but I didn't mention that because there are so many other things I could rant about loving or wishing they improved. :P

[spoiler]I do think some "human characteristics" development was necessary in The Answer.  But yeah, it was just too unrealistic for her to suddenly be that human.  They could have had her monologues be about wanting to understand human emotion, if the feeling she felt now was "sadness", etc.  But The Answer made her into some magical robot with a human soul.
Then again, the entirety of Answer was much less thought-out and realistic then Journey.  Aigis shouldn't have been a protagonist anyway. (Yukari would have been more logical)[/spoiler]

About the gun scene:
[spoiler]What makes me think that is that she looks kind of depressed in that cutscene; like that of a girl that really was going to kill herself.  And in the PSP version, she says something like "Okay, just got to pull the trigger, and... [emo grunting sounds]"
Just seemed to dramatic to be anything else.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on August 19, 2010, 05:30:32 am

About the gun scene:
[spoiler]What makes me think that is that she looks kind of depressed in that cutscene; like that of a girl that really was going to kill herself.  And in the PSP version, she says something like "Okay, just got to pull the trigger, and... [emo grunting sounds]"
Just seemed to dramatic to be anything else.[/spoiler]

Well yes, that scene is THAT crappy. It's stated that she couldn't pull the trigger (even after trying that hard) at the beginning in P3... up until you are in the dungeon.
I wouldn't try making that scene better as it was intended. It probably should only look cool...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on August 19, 2010, 09:30:41 am
It's not that the MC was tired after defeating Nyx, but rather[spoiler]that what he gave in that battle was his life essence. Maybe he kept a tiny bit for himself so he could keep his promise?

about the other bit that was said: You can get (more or less) the ending with the girl of your choice, if she was on SEES, but it can only be done on a second playthrough[/spoiler]
EDIT: [spoiler]I was reading that supposedly the whole 'Dead' thing can be possibly a mistranslation, and that is stated that the MC is still sleeping in The Answer (at least that's what I read from tvtropes D=), but obviously I can't check this fact. Is someone able to check this?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gliden on August 19, 2010, 12:36:32 pm
It's not that the MC was tired after defeating Nyx, but rather[spoiler]that what he gave in that battle was his life essence. Maybe he kept a tiny bit for himself so he could keep his promise?

about the other bit that was said: You can get (more or less) the ending with the girl of your choice, if she was on SEES, but it can only be done on a second playthrough[/spoiler]

So than you can get a (at least slightly) different ending if you replay though the game? It almost makes me want to replay the game...you know almost.

I just got star craft II a few days a go and it is awesome (though I think there was a little to much hype about it) anyone else have it?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 19, 2010, 03:58:46 pm
It's not that the MC was tired after defeating Nyx, but rather[spoiler]that what he gave in that battle was his life essence. Maybe he kept a tiny bit for himself so he could keep his promise?

about the other bit that was said: You can get (more or less) the ending with the girl of your choice, if she was on SEES, but it can only be done on a second playthrough[/spoiler]

1. I understand that, but I (and many other people, apparently) think they should have done it differently. (such as how I suggested in my other posts.)  It felt a little rushed.

2. Yeah, I heard about that in the PSP version.  But isn't that only a minor change? [spoiler]MC still dies and (as far as I know) the new scenes with your girl-of-choice isn't fleshed out any longer than Aigis's original scene.[/spoiler]

Also, I heard there is no Aigis S-Link option in the original P3.  I find this ridiculous because the ending almost makes Aigis out to be the main love interest.  If one doesn't get the Aigis S-Link, I think the ending would be fairly "WTF where did this come from?"

Oh, and something else I want to rant about!
P3P is definitely the best version.  FES has Answer and better graphics, but that's it.  The gameplay, presentation, and (almost) everything is improved in P3P.
Why can't you equip things all at once in FES?  It was so annoying that I had to go to characters individually to equip things for party members... >_>
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on August 19, 2010, 07:48:48 pm
The one thing that I miss from the original and FES is the ability of the MC to equip almost eveything, it was something cool to see the MC with boxing gloves or a big-ass hammer
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on August 19, 2010, 08:05:39 pm
The one thing that I miss from the original and FES is the ability of the MC to equip almost eveything, it was something cool to see the MC with boxing gloves or a big-ass hammer

I'm not sure if you have realized yet, but that was taken away in P3P. :P  MC gets sword, FeMC gets slash weapons.
I personally don't mind since I think it makes the game more balanced.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on August 19, 2010, 08:22:14 pm
that's what I meant (whoops, funky wording), but still... u.u
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on August 19, 2010, 08:42:49 pm
The thing i loved best about that ability was changing to a bow upon finding a gold shadow and hitting it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on September 13, 2010, 09:52:31 pm
Friend lent me the Layton game.  I fail at it lol.  The game hates me and failed me even though I picked the right answer to the puzzle on my first try... T_T
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: OnFireX on September 14, 2010, 02:39:49 pm
I'm currently playing Professor Layton and Unwound Future :D It's the best so far
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on September 14, 2010, 07:41:05 pm
Gee... Still lacking a DS  :-\
Well, nothing that a N3DS can't fix

STILL playing P3P (Playtime: 90 hours and still counting)
But I'll start playing Metroid: Other M next week
can't wait!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on September 14, 2010, 08:46:19 pm
I too was playing P3P before BbS.  I was on around November in the FeMC's story, I think.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: OnFireX on September 14, 2010, 09:00:41 pm
I can't have games, the law of my country don't allow me to T_T So I came to the conclusion that the only solution was pirate them. I was a supporter-fag though
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on September 14, 2010, 09:27:38 pm
But I'll start playing Metroid: Other M next week
can't wait!

Holy shit I might be able to contribute to this thread finally (100%'d it before moving to my apartment for school).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on September 15, 2010, 12:03:32 am
I can't have games, the law of my country don't allow me to T_T So I came to the conclusion that the only solution was pirate them. I was a supporter-fag though

Move away from Venezuela.  Fucking seriously.

Quote
Holy shit I might be able to contribute to this thread finally (100%'d it before moving to my apartment for school).

I haven't played any Metroid games since the GBA games and some of the first GC one; how was it?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: OnFireX on September 15, 2010, 11:00:54 am
I can't have games, the law of my country don't allow me to T_T So I came to the conclusion that the only solution was pirate them. I was a supporter-fag though

Move away from Venezuela.  Fucking seriously.

It's not that easy but never mind.

Playing Apollo Justice now and I'm actually enjoying it (phoenix wright is still the main character actually, fucking seriously)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on September 15, 2010, 04:08:23 pm
I can't have games, the law of my country don't allow me to T_T So I came to the conclusion that the only solution was pirate them. I was a supporter-fag though

Move away from Venezuela.  Fucking seriously.

It's not that easy but never mind.

Become an illegal immigrant.  YOU CAN DO IT!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: fujifruit on September 15, 2010, 04:38:32 pm
I can't have games, the law of my country don't allow me to T_T So I came to the conclusion that the only solution was pirate them. I was a supporter-fag though

Move away from Venezuela.  Fucking seriously.

It's not that easy but never mind.

Become an illegal immigrant.  YOU CAN DO IT!
And make a pirate ship!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on September 15, 2010, 04:39:09 pm
I bought and I'm playing Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. It's a game I've been wanting to play for ages.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on September 16, 2010, 09:11:39 am
I bought and I'm playing Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. It's a game I've been wanting to play for ages.

My friend got it and i tried but then i realized that i suck at RTS and quit playing it, though the little i played of it it was pretty fun.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on September 16, 2010, 10:19:46 am
I bought and I'm playing Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. It's a game I've been wanting to play for ages.

My friend got it and i tried but then i realized that i suck at RTS and quit playing it, though the little i played of it it was pretty fun.

SC2 is definitely a GOOD investment... it's blizzard after all. :D
I'd buy it myself, but I think I wait until I have my next PC in a couple of years. WC3 and dota is still good enough.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gliden on September 16, 2010, 11:28:38 am
Starcraft II is great though while playing online almost everyone I play against uses the same 3-4 strategies.  Also the game isn't very graphic heavy I'm playing it with everything on Ultra and my computer shouldn't be able to play ANYTHING above medium.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on September 16, 2010, 04:04:42 pm
Starcraft II is great though while playing online almost everyone I play against uses the same 3-4 strategies.  Also the game isn't very graphic heavy I'm playing it with everything on Ultra and my computer shouldn't be able to play ANYTHING above medium.

Blizzard made it so tha most of the heavy grafics are from the processor not the video board.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DarkestPhoenix on September 16, 2010, 04:19:46 pm
Now, why aren't all of you playing Halo: Reach? Seriously?

~DarkestPhoenix
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on September 16, 2010, 06:27:29 pm
Now, why aren't all of you playing Halo: Reach? Seriously?

Well, most likely everyone busy playing superior games... like Ace Attorney series.  ::)
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1826/phoenixwrightaceattorne.th.jpg) (http://img819.imageshack.us/i/phoenixwrightaceattorne.jpg/)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: OnFireX on September 16, 2010, 08:36:19 pm
lol'd at the pic >_<
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on September 16, 2010, 10:07:45 pm
Now, why aren't all of you playing Halo: Reach? Seriously?

~DarkestPhoenix

I would be playing it, but I have a mecha game to translate.

Also school starts in 4 days.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on September 17, 2010, 10:28:54 am
Now, why aren't all of you playing Halo: Reach? Seriously?

~DarkestPhoenix
a) I don't have an Xbox 360 =/
b) Never really liked Halo
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: OnFireX on September 17, 2010, 10:32:28 am
Now, why aren't all of you playing Halo: Reach? Seriously?

~DarkestPhoenix
a) I don't have an Xbox 360 =/
b) Never really liked Halo
My situation:
a)I have Xbox 360.
b)I hate shooters. There hasn't been any exceptions at all.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on September 17, 2010, 11:24:37 am
I'm not playing it cause i'm in university and halo reach doesn't really look that great.

Right now i'm playing Ventus's story of KH: BBS though (finished Terra's).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: beliar on September 17, 2010, 12:02:13 pm
Quote
b)I hate shooters. There hasn't been any exceptions at all.

You obviously have never played NOLF. ;)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on September 17, 2010, 09:31:07 pm
Now, why aren't all of you playing Halo: Reach? Seriously?

~DarkestPhoenix
because the only good halo was the first one.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DarkestPhoenix on September 18, 2010, 04:42:26 pm
Now, why aren't all of you playing Halo: Reach? Seriously?

~DarkestPhoenix
because the only good halo was the first one.
I actually agree, but this one is damn close, just sayin'. Most of the weapons returned to what they were like in Halo 1, the only thing I am missing is my old friends (who live in another state) to have LAN parties.

~DarkestPhoenix
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on September 28, 2010, 03:22:15 pm
I recently went through Chrono Cross and FF7 again, felt great. Aside from one point, I had the same fucking problem I had back when Chrono Cross came out. I couldn't figure out how to get Leena on my god damn team. I looked it up a few minutes ago and was quite angry with the results. One of the options I had *almost* guessed correctly, where you get her dog first and she joins later because of that. The problem was with me trying to recruit the damn dog way too late in the game.

Anyone ever picked Aeris and Tifa after you first leave Midgar? I haven't, that's why I found it fucking hilarious when I did this time and Barret responded with "...........I knew you'd do that." It took me longer than it should have to figure out what he meant.

I intend on playing Valkyrie Profile 2 next since I've never been able too till now and Valkyrie Profile 1 is easily one of my favorite games. Hopefully I like it just as much.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on September 28, 2010, 07:27:47 pm
About not getting Leena in CC: the only thing that you needed to do was to reject the offer of kid to join your party (she will ask you thrice in Cape Hollow) and go back to Arni to get her. Kinda a bit of Guide Dang It =/
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on September 28, 2010, 07:45:27 pm
lolololol found my long lost copy of FFTactics :DDD
so happy!!!!11
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: X-Calibar on September 28, 2010, 09:18:58 pm
ohhh FFT.... I meant to replay that sometime...
...with custom characters :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUgO3dX3XFw
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on September 28, 2010, 09:32:16 pm
About not getting Leena in CC: the only thing that you needed to do was to reject the offer of kid to join your party (she will ask you thrice in Cape Hollow) and go back to Arni to get her. Kinda a bit of Guide Dang It =/

Ahh yeah it mentioned that was the other way. Figures that both options are very early in the game.

I'll go through it again one day with her in the party.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on September 29, 2010, 03:48:23 am
Civilization 5... pointless, yet strangely addictive.

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8265/47918526.th.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/47918526.jpg/) (http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6528/68554347.th.jpg) (http://img245.imageshack.us/i/68554347.jpg/) (http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5488/78162199.th.jpg) (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/78162199.jpg/)
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2313/64293782.th.jpg) (http://img245.imageshack.us/i/64293782.jpg/) (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5315/29576736.th.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/29576736.jpg/) (http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5495/83299569.th.jpg) (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/83299569.jpg/)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on September 29, 2010, 09:48:08 am
About not getting Leena in CC: the only thing that you needed to do was to reject the offer of kid to join your party (she will ask you thrice in Cape Hollow) and go back to Arni to get her. Kinda a bit of Guide Dang It =/

Ahh yeah it mentioned that was the other way. Figures that both options are very early in the game.

I'll go through it again one day with her in the party.

Weird I though the only way was to reject Kid.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on October 02, 2010, 06:31:36 pm
*cough* *cough* 2.7GB?!
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/117/civ5t.th.jpg) (http://img46.imageshack.us/i/civ5t.jpg/)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on October 02, 2010, 08:45:48 pm
Wow i'd have to use almost all of my 4GB ram to run civilization 5.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on October 02, 2010, 09:12:19 pm
Wow... talk about a resource-hungry software.

Currently playing TLOZ: Majora's mask. I'm loving it :3
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DarkestPhoenix on October 02, 2010, 10:14:16 pm
*cough* *cough* 2.7GB?!
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/117/civ5t.th.jpg) (http://img46.imageshack.us/i/civ5t.jpg/)
Wow, insane, if I didn't have to mess with crappy Imageshack, then it would probably have more impact, but I didn't feel like waiting for their slow page to load.

Well, my time is torn between Odin Sphere, attempting to slog through the second half of Clannad (the game is way too long), and playing Halo: Reach.

~DarkestPhoenix
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on October 03, 2010, 12:29:15 am
Wow... talk about a resource-hungry software.

Currently playing TLOZ: Majora's mask. I'm loving it :3

That is the second-best Zelda game! >.<  It needs a 3DS remake...  Such a beautiful game, with beautiful music and art. D:

I'll contribute to this thread!  I played Layton a few days ago.  It seems like a 5/10 because the puzzles, like, hardly use the DS software at all!  And why are all the villagers so obsessed with forcing puzzles on this guy?  I mean, seriously, who does that?? -confused-
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on October 03, 2010, 12:45:34 am
Let's all play Goldeneye, 4-way FFA at that Aztec temple. Then maybe some Mario-kart 64 battles to top it off.

Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: ultama121 on October 03, 2010, 03:13:17 am
Heh.

Online play for N64 games is actually possible, and it works very very well if anyone cares.

www.goldeneyeonline.com
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on October 03, 2010, 11:01:39 am
the tracks Yamauchi made for MNR are fucking epic

Off topic:
*cough* *cough* 2.7GB?!
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/117/civ5t.th.jpg) (http://img46.imageshack.us/i/civ5t.jpg/)
why on fucking hell are you still using a 32 bit firefox build?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on October 03, 2010, 11:36:37 am
Heh.

Online play for N64 games is actually possible, and it works very very well if anyone cares.

www.goldeneyeonline.com

Yeah that's awesome, I definitely need to try that sometime. No oddjobs though damnit.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on October 03, 2010, 12:56:39 pm
why on fucking hell are you still using a 32 bit firefox build?

Why in the nine hells i should? Only alphas/pre-betas around...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: XenoArt on October 03, 2010, 07:59:03 pm
Currently playing Phantasy Star Portable 2. I hope I won't get sucked in like last time.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on October 05, 2010, 09:38:50 pm
I am currently playing RapeLay again.  It's so heart-warming and moe!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: beliar on October 05, 2010, 11:39:18 pm
Decided to post it in this thread as I didn't want to create a new one.
GOG.com has started a marathon of seven contests on their website with lots of games for prizes and the grand prize the whole frigging their catalog (over 200 games). The first two contests have already started and the third starts today. The first ends on October 10 and others on the subsequent days. If you have an appreciation for games that do not sport "OMG LOLOLOLZ this game gonna bust my video card" graphics feel free to participate.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on October 09, 2010, 07:57:43 pm
finally got myself into Bayonetting, pretty intense stuff

why on fucking hell are you still using a 32 bit firefox build?
Why in the nine hells i should? Only alphas/pre-betas around...
so? The Firefox 4 beta is the best thing since chocolate cake.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on October 09, 2010, 10:52:40 pm
finally got myself into Bayonetting, pretty intense stuff

why on fucking hell are you still using a 32 bit firefox build?
Why in the nine hells i should? Only alphas/pre-betas around...
so? The Firefox 4 beta is the best thing since chocolate cake.

What is it that yours does that is suppose to blow us away? Mine allows me to surf the internet and download things, that's all I need out of a web browser.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on October 10, 2010, 11:52:46 am
finally got myself into Bayonetting, pretty intense stuff

why on fucking hell are you still using a 32 bit firefox build?
Why in the nine hells i should? Only alphas/pre-betas around...
so? The Firefox 4 beta is the best thing since chocolate cake.

What is it that yours does that is suppose to blow us away? Mine allows me to surf the internet and download things, that's all I need out of a web browser.
what about it being like twice~4 times as fast as the 3.6.x builds at it? (not subjective opinion, actual benchmark tests)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: AQZT on October 10, 2010, 06:31:26 pm
Just Cause 2
This isn't even a game, it's a portable explosion maker. Not that this stops it from being insanely fun. ;D
Big BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on October 10, 2010, 09:17:40 pm
Just Cause 2
This isn't even a game, it's a portable explosion maker. Not that this stops it from being insanely fun. ;D
Big BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

The amount of glitches and random stunts you can pull off in the game is hilarious too.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: AQZT on October 10, 2010, 10:20:11 pm
Just Cause 2
This isn't even a game, it's a portable explosion maker. Not that this stops it from being insanely fun. ;D
Big BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

The amount of glitches and random stunts you can pull off in the game is hilarious too.
YEAH! I'm going to buy a plane from my black market dealer, then CRASH IT INTO the enemy colonel!
Big BOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
Yeah, the glitches are kind of annoying though...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Azaziel on October 10, 2010, 11:57:05 pm
Started Hungry Ghosts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BWuXHZ_Y9s)

Wish games like this were translated more. Using guides is a pain... but it's worth it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on October 11, 2010, 01:18:39 am
Just Cause 2
This isn't even a game, it's a portable explosion maker. Not that this stops it from being insanely fun. ;D
Big BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

The amount of glitches and random stunts you can pull off in the game is hilarious too.
YEAH! I'm going to buy a plane from my black market dealer, then CRASH IT INTO the enemy colonel!
Big BOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
Yeah, the glitches are kind of annoying though...

The best plane has to be the military one which replaces the machine gun turrets with autocannon it may be a bit slower but man is it epic.

Also I find it funny how the grappling hook can be used to travel as fast as if not faster than you can in a car.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: AQZT on October 11, 2010, 01:35:24 am
Just Cause 2
This isn't even a game, it's a portable explosion maker. Not that this stops it from being insanely fun. ;D
Big BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

The amount of glitches and random stunts you can pull off in the game is hilarious too.
Yeah, at this point in the game, I pretty much have stopped using vehicles, opting for grappling hook+parachute instead.
YEAH! I'm going to buy a plane from my black market dealer, then CRASH IT INTO the enemy colonel!
Big BOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
Yeah, the glitches are kind of annoying though...

The best plane has to be the military one which replaces the machine gun turrets with autocannon it may be a bit slower but man is it epic.

Also I find it funny how the grappling hook can be used to travel as fast as if not faster than you can in a car.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on October 13, 2010, 02:12:05 am
Is that Ar tonelico game any fun? I'm looking for ps2 games to play and I remember /jp/ making a big deal about this game, and it *looks* like it might be fun.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on October 13, 2010, 09:42:31 am
Is that Ar tonelico game any fun? I'm looking for ps2 games to play and I remember /jp/ making a big deal about this game, and it *looks* like it might be fun.

They're pretty fun, I'd recommend them.

Plus if you have a PS3 it'd be good to play Ar Tonelico 1&2 because 3 is coming out for the PS3 sometime soon.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: ELFail on October 13, 2010, 11:55:55 am
Someone recommend me a fucking good RPG game for PC (the last one I played was all the YS series; currently waiting for YS Origin u.u). I'm kinda bored...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on October 13, 2010, 02:42:12 pm
Is that Ar tonelico game any fun? I'm looking for ps2 games to play and I remember /jp/ making a big deal about this game, and it *looks* like it might be fun.

They're pretty fun, I'd recommend them.

Plus if you have a PS3 it'd be good to play Ar Tonelico 1&2 because 3 is coming out for the PS3 sometime soon.

Yeah I don't have one, I quit consoles after my 2nd ps2 died and my 360 died. I'm working an emulator now unfortunately, I'm not about to buy yet another ps2.

As for you ELfail, are you one of those JRPGSONRY guys or are you like me and don't give a shit who made it? If so play Dragon Age, it deserves all the applause it gets. As for a rather unknown RPG that is actually very well done, I'd say The Witcher. Seriously nobody seems to know this game exists and it's quite amazing. Just make sure you get the remake if you try it.


On another note, has anyone played Starcraft 2 yet? I'm....disappointed to be honest. It's actually perfectly made, and yet I'm disappointed. It's the THEME they chose, I don't quite know how to express it into words, but it feels like I'm playing Twisted Metal Black. I hate this fucking "dark" theme they've taken up. Doesn't matter what I put the brightness on, the theme is still there. This cliff walker thing they added is pretty cool too, but rather annoying when those War of the Worlds units don't stop crawling up the sides of your base.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: ELFail on October 13, 2010, 03:10:47 pm
As for you ELfail, are you one of those JRPGSONRY guys or are you like me and don't give a shit who made it? If so play Dragon Age, it deserves all the applause it gets. As for a rather unknown RPG that is actually very well done, I'd say The Witcher. Seriously nobody seems to know this game exists and it's quite amazing. Just make sure you get the remake if you try it.
OK, thanks for the recommendation. And yeah, I don't care about the creators. I just want something entertaining that also has a good plot, obviously.


On another note, has anyone played Starcraft 2 yet? I'm....disappointed to be honest. It's actually perfectly made, and yet I'm disappointed. It's the THEME they chose, I don't quite know how to express it into words, but it feels like I'm playing Twisted Metal Black. I hate this fucking "dark" theme they've taken up. Doesn't matter what I put the brightness on, the theme is still there. This cliff walker thing they added is pretty cool too, but rather annoying when those War of the Worlds units don't stop crawling up the sides of your base.
What really disappoints me from SC2 is the battle.net account system. If I had known about it in the first place, then I would have bought the version with the unlimited CD-Key. Unfortunately, I bought the shitty 6-months-only CD-Key (so that's why it was cheap, huh?) :(
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on October 13, 2010, 03:19:29 pm
What really disappoints me from SC2 is the battle.net account system. If I had known about it in the first place, then I would have bought the version with the unlimited CD-Key. Unfortunately, I bought the shitty 6-months-only CD-Key (so that's why it was cheap, huh?) :(

Oh what the hell, yeah you got screwed bad there. I didn't even know they had 6-month-only cd-keys.

I'm not all that interested in b.net quite yet, for me in SC1 it was all about the UMS. I absolutely loved the turret D maps, so I'm giving it about a year for people on SC2 to come up with some good UMS maps, mainly defense maps.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: ELFail on October 13, 2010, 03:53:40 pm
I didn't even know they had 6-month-only cd-keys.
Yes, they have. You can play SC2 with your b.net account for 6 months and after that, your account gets shut down by Blizzard and you can't log in the game anymore. BUT, you can also pay to make your account unlimited on the b.net site and play whenever you want.


I absolutely loved the turret D maps, so I'm giving it about a year for people on SC2 to come up with some good UMS maps, mainly defense maps.
I second that. Me want Turret Maps <3
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: AQZT on October 13, 2010, 07:15:35 pm
As for you ELfail, are you one of those JRPGSONRY guys or are you like me and don't give a shit who made it? If so play Dragon Age, it deserves all the applause it gets. As for a rather unknown RPG that is actually very well done, I'd say The Witcher. Seriously nobody seems to know this game exists and it's quite amazing. Just make sure you get the remake if you try it.
Ah, another person who played The Witcher? There seriously aren't enough of us out there...
Also, it doesn't matter if you get the original or the Enhanced Edition as the Enhanced Edition is patched onto the original if you buy that version.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: ELFail on October 13, 2010, 07:33:09 pm
Yes, I've watched the gameplay in YouTube and it looks nice for me. Hope my computer can support the game though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on October 13, 2010, 09:58:45 pm
Ah, another person who played The Witcher? There seriously aren't enough of us out there...
Also, it doesn't matter if you get the original or the Enhanced Edition as the Enhanced Edition is patched onto the original if you buy that version.

First time I've ever met anyone else who had actually played it before. I've told all my friends about it and got plenty of people playing it, but never ran into someone who had found it by themselves. It's really surprising how such a good game can be so very unknown.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Azaziel on October 13, 2010, 10:11:42 pm
Play Fallout 2 and Planescape torment. Also System Shock 2(sig) and Deus Ex if you don't mind action RPGs.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: AQZT on October 14, 2010, 12:12:41 am
Ah, another person who played The Witcher? There seriously aren't enough of us out there...
Also, it doesn't matter if you get the original or the Enhanced Edition as the Enhanced Edition is patched onto the original if you buy that version.

First time I've ever met anyone else who had actually played it before. I've told all my friends about it and got plenty of people playing it, but never ran into someone who had found it by themselves. It's really surprising how such a good game can be so very unknown.
Yeah, I actually saw The Witcher mentioned in some gaming magazine a year before it was released and pretty much kept my eye on it for the next year and bought it the day it came out. I did not regret it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: ELFail on October 14, 2010, 05:45:49 am
It's really surprising how such a good game can be so very unknown.
Well, it's a Polish game. I guess that's why it's very unknown...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: beliar on October 14, 2010, 05:54:40 am
I'm surprised you think Witcher is unknown. :o After all it wouldn't be such an intensely downloaded game on warez sites if it was such. Plus, didn't everyone and their mother barked about this game when it came out? And, yes, I consider it one of the best western RPGs ever released. Right there with Planescape: Torment.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on October 28, 2010, 10:26:47 pm
I loves me some NISA!  <3

so was goofing around on gametrailers when i came across this (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-reveal-neptune/702070)

(seemingly) turn based gameplay: check
semiloli girls in skin-tight futurist/cyberpunk outfits with epic voicing: check
SPACE FUCKING HARRIER AS A SUMMON: check


so im basically sold for this one... its a N1 game so there is a little hope for seeing it stateside...*crosses fingers and lits a candle to the gods of JRPG*

edit:
also, magical girl like transformation scenes (implied nudity): check  (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-console-neptune/702279)
ANNOUNCED!!!!!1!11111!!! (http://www.nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=n&article=pbomb/PrinnyBomb_Vol89.html)

gimmegimmegimmegimmegimme!!!!!!

also...
Quote from: The press release
FEATURES
CPUs: Video game consoles & companies personified!
GRAPHIC EDIT: Edit pictures stored on your PS3 to use as Neptune’s rear emblem!
SUMMON: Summon video game characters or your own edited images!
COMBO EDIT: Customize, create, and name your own combo attacks!
:o :o :o
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on October 29, 2010, 09:23:31 am
I wonder how well the stored image thing will work out.

Still holding out for an Ar  Tonelico III release date though, hopefully they announce one soon.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on November 02, 2010, 06:15:08 pm
Silent Hill Homecoming came in the mail today.
I'm actually liking it a lot, though I can see why it would piss off hard-core fans due to the changes.  What I love about it the most is the RE4-like view and that everything is so realistic.  It makes me feel like I am really there exploring Silent Hill.  Unlike the other titles which would frustrate me if I played too long, I actually didn't want to stop playing Homecoming but had to due to responsibilities.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on November 08, 2010, 06:07:41 pm
shiiiiiiit......
the gt5 intro song is worse than i could possibly expect, guess i'll have to mute that shit when i pop it on my ps3.... fucking earcancer

...that, or somehow importing the EU version.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on November 09, 2010, 01:34:33 pm
shiiiiiiit......
the gt5 intro song is worse than i could possibly expect, guess i'll have to mute that shit when i pop it on my ps3.... fucking earcancer

...that, or somehow importing the EU version.

Well you only have to really watch it once and it isn't that bad.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on November 09, 2010, 07:25:05 pm
shiiiiiiit......
the gt5 intro song is worse than i could possibly expect, guess i'll have to mute that shit when i pop it on my ps3.... fucking earcancer

...that, or somehow importing the EU version.
Well you only have to really watch it once and it isn't that bad.
let me rephrase it:
I'll have to mute that shit when i pop it on my ps3.... fucking earcancer




....wait...
in all seriousness though, why on fucking hell couldnt they use either the JP or EU one? either of those are awesome.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on November 24, 2010, 08:23:31 am
I just got done playing 4 levels of Battletoads and there isn't a god damn thing anyone can do about it. What do ya think of that?

I had a urge to play that speed level. I kept hitting that damn single block that appears in the middle near the end.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on November 24, 2010, 11:16:54 am
Use an emulator with the ability to play at a lower frame than normal. Sure, it's not the best thing to do, but at least you will be able to play till the end
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on November 24, 2010, 11:38:32 am
Oh I ended up winning, it just took way longer than it should have to get past that part.

Finally tried Ar Tonelico 2, played for a few hours but I don't think I'm going to continue. Cocona is the only one I'm interested in and it's obvious at this point that she's not an option at all.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Seventh Holy Scripture on November 24, 2010, 01:35:21 pm
Finally tried Ar Tonelico 2, played for a few hours but I don't think I'm going to continue. Cocona is the only one I'm interested in and it's obvious at this point that she's not an option at all.

She does have an 'ending' (if you fail to get any of the other girls) but it's not really that satisfying.

It's hard to judge the girls' personalities in phase 1, though, they do develop quite a bit - I'd slog on at least until Jakuri joins you, she is the best one anyway.  :P
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on November 24, 2010, 03:38:13 pm
Finally tried Ar Tonelico 2, played for a few hours but I don't think I'm going to continue. Cocona is the only one I'm interested in and it's obvious at this point that she's not an option at all.

She does have an 'ending' (if you fail to get any of the other girls) but it's not really that satisfying.

It's hard to judge the girls' personalities in phase 1, though, they do develop quite a bit - I'd slog on at least until Jakuri joins you, she is the best one anyway.  :P

Jacqli ending is the best one in the game, played he game for it only.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on November 24, 2010, 04:06:28 pm
Jacqli=Jakuri? I guess I did jump the gun a bit, I had assumed that Luka and the other broad were the only two options in the game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on November 24, 2010, 09:52:19 pm
Jacqli=Jakuri? I guess I did jump the gun a bit, I had assumed that Luka and the other broad were the only two options in the game.

Yea, there's a third one later just like in the first one and yes out of the three she's definitely the best.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on December 01, 2010, 11:27:55 am
Finally P3 portable playable on jpcsp emulator. Demands even more beefy PC compared to PCSX2 (atleast for P3P) :D . Herer's a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocxgtazAlG8
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on December 04, 2010, 10:48:29 pm
HOLY SHIT, SOMEBODY ACTUALLY USED THE KART AND MOD I MADE ON A RACE ON MODNATION RACERS!! *SCREAMS LIKE A LITTLE GIRL*
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on December 05, 2010, 07:46:48 am
haha, did you posted that thing here too, or was it by chance that someone picked it up?
oh well, currently now playing: New Super Mario Bros Wii, Goldeneye and still playing bits of P3P, mostly to level up everyone to 99, and to be able to fight against the bonus bosses =s
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on December 08, 2010, 12:47:15 am
Hell yeah Goldeneye, I still say we should 4 way ffa that some time. I need to get another 360 controller first though, I accidentally left mine near the heater when I laid it down after that test run I did on Ar tonelico awhile ago. Now the analogs are all.......strange. My thumbs keep slipping on em.

Also are me and Ultama still the only ones on here who play l4d2? That game is ridiculously fun if you ignore the userbase that is about as intelligent as blizzard players on Diablo 2.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on December 10, 2010, 09:46:58 am
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3595/atix1250yunomoarpowerfu.jpg)
f-zero gx on dolphin emu= ~15 fps ¬¬
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: yimw on December 10, 2010, 06:58:42 pm
That game is so fucking frustrating. I never did get past megacock.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on December 16, 2010, 07:06:57 am
Tales of Xillia looks so fucking awesome, but we all know that one wont be localized ;_;
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on December 16, 2010, 09:12:59 am
True that. I'm still waiting Tales of Graces  :'( (but with all the bugs fixed =/)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on December 16, 2010, 06:09:42 pm
More or less, random screenshots of FF14 (sc quality is terrible, dammit you jpg/imagehack)
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3913/ffxivgame20101215203601.th.jpg) (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101215203601.jpg/)(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/5016/ffxivgame20101216144125.th.jpg) (http://img257.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101216144125.jpg/)(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6518/ffxivgame20101216150704.th.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101216150704.jpg/)(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7433/ffxivgame20101216152224.th.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101216152224.jpg/)(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3132/ffxivgame20101216152404.th.jpg) (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101216152404.jpg/)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3636/ffxivgame20101217001902.th.jpg) (http://img205.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101217001902.jpg/)(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7987/ffxivgame20101217002432.th.jpg) (http://img257.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101217002432.jpg/)(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/988/ffxivgame20101217004312.th.jpg) (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101217004312.jpg/)(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2271/ffxivgame20101217005032.th.jpg) (http://img337.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101217005032.jpg/)(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3919/ffxivgame20101217010052.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/i/ffxivgame20101217010052.jpg/)

Not as bad as they say, but not good enough either.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on December 16, 2010, 10:26:47 pm
What exactly do they say about it? It looks great to me. A hell of a lot better than FFXI. I played that game for about 3 years, glad I'm off of it.

I'll probably give 14 a try at some point, need to upgrade the pc first though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Azaziel on December 17, 2010, 08:00:21 pm
Playing MHP3 in moonrunes.

Ass kickin' transcends language barriers though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DarkestPhoenix on December 18, 2010, 01:06:37 am
What exactly do they say about it? It looks great to me. A hell of a lot better than FFXI. I played that game for about 3 years, glad I'm off of it.

I'll probably give 14 a try at some point, need to upgrade the pc first though.
I honestly wouldn't bother, unless you're a diehard FF MMO guy or something. I found the graphics and battles were okay, but honestly, the story/questing is really rather boring. That's just my opinion though from when I did Beta a few months ago.

My current playlist, changing topic, was I just finished Dawn of War II and it's expansion Chaos Rising, it was... er... interesting I suppose, I am actually having a lot more fun with Dragon Age: Origins though, which is what I am currently playing. Great writing, definitely Bioware's strong point.

~DarkestPhoenix
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on December 18, 2010, 01:47:21 am
What exactly do they say about it? It looks great to me. A hell of a lot better than FFXI. I played that game for about 3 years, glad I'm off of it.

I'll probably give 14 a try at some point, need to upgrade the pc first though.
I honestly wouldn't bother, unless you're a diehard FF MMO guy or something. I found the graphics and battles were okay, but honestly, the story/questing is really rather boring. That's just my opinion though from when I did Beta a few months ago.

My current playlist, changing topic, was I just finished Dawn of War II and it's expansion Chaos Rising, it was... er... interesting I suppose, I am actually having a lot more fun with Dragon Age: Origins though, which is what I am currently playing. Great writing, definitely Bioware's strong point.

~DarkestPhoenix

Did you play FFXI? Basically I wanna know if it's just an upgraded version of that.

Also good choice with Dragon Age, that game was amazing. The expansion however.....not so much. On a non-patched Dragon Age it was the perfect difficulty, and money wasn't abundant. All four people served a purpose, but in the expansion.....I moved over my tank from origins and LITERALLY I can solo everything. I don't know what the hell they were thinking making it so easy. Moving the difficulty to hard helps a bit but not enough, and moving it to impossible is just retarded. Losing hate for even one second means you're going to wipe. In a co-op game I would love such a challenge, but in single player I just find it annoying. If they ever make it multi-player like Neverwinter Nights then I'll gladly take on Impossible.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on December 18, 2010, 08:34:22 am
shit, 2011 is looking like TEH year...
as of now my wishlist consists of (in no particular order):

Hiperdimension Neptunia (need them moe heroines :V)
Resistance 3
Uncharted 3
Motorstorm: Apocalipse
InFamous 2
Twisted Metal
plus a possible date for Bayonetta 2 on the rumor list as well...

fuck, i need to win a lottery :(
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on December 18, 2010, 10:32:50 am
fuck, i need to win a lottery :(

You are not the only one, and I'm sure more people here agree  :'(

GODDAMN YOU NINTENDO, AND SONY, Why do you must torture me with so many good games the next year? Don't you see that my wallet is thin?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on December 19, 2010, 03:28:37 pm
shit, 2011 is looking like TEH year...
as of now my wishlist consists of (in no particular order):

Hiperdimension Neptunia (need them moe heroines :V)
Resistance 3
Uncharted 3
Motorstorm: Apocalipse
InFamous 2
Twisted Metal
plus a possible date for Bayonetta 2 on the rumor list as well...

fuck, i need to win a lottery :(

Where's Ar Tonelico III on that list, if your z VN fan you best be getting that game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on December 19, 2010, 04:10:38 pm
They're still making Twisted Metals? Me and my friends spent half our childhood on Twisted Metal 2. I'm curious to see how good this new one is.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on December 19, 2010, 06:58:53 pm
shit, 2011 is looking like TEH year...
as of now my wishlist consists of (in no particular order):

Hiperdimension Neptunia (need them moe heroines :V)
Resistance 3
Uncharted 3
Motorstorm: Apocalipse
InFamous 2
Twisted Metal
plus a possible date for Bayonetta 2 on the rumor list as well...

fuck, i need to win a lottery :(

Where's Ar Tonelico III on that list, if your z VN fan you best be getting that game.
you can has it, thank you

edit:
WAIT. how on fucking hell could i fucking forget these?? I FAIL:
*Ico,SotC collection
*The Last Guardian.
*Journey (have to figure how to get psn content 1st -.-)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on December 19, 2010, 09:52:17 pm
Some more screenshots, mainly from the story/main quest cutscenes.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8108/14503224.th.jpg) (http://img829.imageshack.us/i/14503224.jpg/)(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1434/21616902.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/21616902.jpg/)(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4585/16879489.th.jpg) (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/16879489.jpg/)(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/5385/48520107.th.jpg) (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/48520107.jpg/)(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2563/77799866.th.jpg) (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/77799866.jpg/)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6379/70957024.th.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/i/70957024.jpg/)(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/7922/15718209.th.jpg) (http://img828.imageshack.us/i/15718209.jpg/)(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/766/67059986.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/i/67059986.jpg/)(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6508/36592640.th.jpg) (http://img32.imageshack.us/i/36592640.jpg/)(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6024/10143272.th.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/i/10143272.jpg/)

It looks great to me. A hell of a lot better than FFXI. I played that game for about 3 years, glad I'm off of it.

Graphics definitely looks great, combat/crafting are quote good too, but everything else not so... Plagued by minor annoyances, menu/some actions slowness, retarded map(mainly narrow valleys/passages, have fun passing high level agro mobs!) and lack of content. If you have played Lineage2, when FF14 compares to C2-C3(C1 - vanilla version) expansion of it and god knows at which 'C' currently L2 is... FF14 have some catching up to do...

I hope someone take me into the guild, it's getting boring strolling around alone... Kupo.  :-\
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: X-Calibar on December 21, 2010, 12:17:16 am
I just finished Recettear~
Next up, New Game + :D

The game uses some of the most colorful words I've seen in a long time... xD

There were some nice surprises along the way, and I wish they had been expanded on more.
Overall, fun doujin!  Gameplay is quite pretty good, although repetitive.  It was enough to keep me going to the end!

VN aspect needs expanding, but they had some delightful quibbles and bits...
Well, time to sleep.... Murmblewobble....

[spoiler](OMG I barely survived the Griff scenerio... I didn't realize I had to climb 50 levels to reach the end... I chose to do this on the LAST DAY, and on LVL 49, I got my ass handed to me thanks to **Double Enemy Damage**...
and some poor luck...

Thank gooooooooooodness I had my miracle amulet +15.
I BARELY squeezed a victory in the final battle...  down to one hit, he dies, one hit I die... and he had the shot... BUT !
I was granted a miracle taking some random projecticle that happened to be there, so his attack didn't register.
I got my one chance to finish him... and I did it :D

... but damn almost lost 5 hours or so of gameplay ... [yeah choosing the last day to save the world lol][/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on December 29, 2010, 09:25:09 am
the translated pokemon white.
some nice refreshing changes to the series but nothing BIG...
some pokes are lame/retarded as fuck... seriously one is a pair of gears and they name it GEAR for fucks sake + the lamest fire starter ever (and i thought the monkey was bad enough)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on December 29, 2010, 03:38:15 pm
Got some new games for my psp:

Valkyria Chronicles 2
Prinny: CIRBTH?
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable

Although in all honesty, the only one that I'm giving my attention to right now is VCII (now clocking around 5 hours). I began to read G-Senjou No Maou and the game and the VN are fighting for my attention D=; Both are awesome!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on December 30, 2010, 10:37:42 pm
*watches latest dissidia duodecim trailer*

hey square:
1. HD
2. Online
3. ??????
4. PROFIT!!

but its squareenix we're talking here so that aint happening D:
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on December 31, 2010, 09:23:47 am
Would you believe me that some people still don't give a rat's ass about Online and (in less scale) HD?
I am in that camp, but I guess that in my case it's because I don't own a HD console (yet, even if I have a HDTV). Still wouldn't care about online, though

Anyway, now clocking 10 hours of VCII, it's nice if we consider that most of my time is currently invested in G-Sen....
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: X-Calibar on January 02, 2011, 11:54:37 am
Played through that indie game... Braid.
Quite the fun little puzzle game.  A little too short though!
As for the meaning of the game...  Your guess is good as mine.......

[spoiler]
What did the authors intend?  I have no clue.  There certainly are enough theories out there!

Looking back at it... there are so many ways to interpet what I saw.
Nuclear, criminal, psychological, religion, man vs nature/past vs future etc etc...

In any case, it makes the MC look like the bad guy :O
And when I looked online and discovered there were secret stars to collect...  well...
How that turned out... Hmmm...  That further makes the MC look bad xD

(It took an extra day to collect those damn stars!  I cheated by looking online and discovering they existed, and after having trouble locating all of them on my own, I looked online to find the rest.  But, I still did the heavy lifting of figuring out how to get them on my own :D)
The prize for this challenge?  Binding/Exploding the princess!  Whatever that means..

Too many ways to interpet it...
[/spoiler]
Great game though!  Disappointing but thrilling... not to mention thought-provoking.

Definitely was worth playing in all its hi-def glory on a 60 fps MAC...
The PC version seems kinda neutered... (Couldn't find any options for res, effects etc for the PC)
Mac version was amazingly smooth though.

So many ...'s
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on January 13, 2011, 07:57:00 pm
Mother 1 on my Droid.

(Pollyanna is stuck in the head O_O)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: X-Calibar on January 16, 2011, 05:18:14 pm
I swear!  Someday I'll play those mother games... lol

Anyways... in the meantime, I needed a relaxing day... so I chose Saira (http://nifflas.ni2.se/)
 :D
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/X-Calibar/saira.jpg)
<3 that game for a soothing time~ (despite that cutscene screenshot I took xD)

The game is mostly about exploring different planets, solving puzzles, and wonder gazing at the scenery~to save her friend and find a way back again!
If you ever get in the mood for bouncy puzzle gameplay, I recommend Within a Deep Forest (free), and Saira (trial is free, game is short 9$), great 2d indie stuff~

The newest game Nightsky doesn't really capture my attention like his previous games though...  The ball in a car puzzles are NICE, but I guess I like a little story sugarcoating my gameplay...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on January 18, 2011, 10:12:37 pm
mostly GT5
then in no particular order:
inFamous, BB continuum shift, Uncharted 1&2, Resonance of fate, FF X for the gigazillionth time (gotta love my 60G)...
waiting for the download of Agarest War to finish...

effing trip to the U.S. obliterated mah monee
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on January 24, 2011, 09:30:07 pm
KH: Re:Coded.

It's actually pretty good! :o  Way better than the disappointment which was Birth by Sleep.  Yeah, the story isn't great, but it doesn't make me facepalm like BbS did and the gameplay is really fun.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on January 26, 2011, 07:46:59 pm
started Agarest a while back.....



















Ellis is so... FUCKING... MOE!!!
(http://agarest.ghostlight.uk.com/images/characters/ELLIS.png)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on February 03, 2011, 09:24:18 am
shit, 2011 is looking like TEH year...
as of now my wishlist consists of (in no particular order):

Hiperdimension Neptunia (need them moe heroines :V)
Resistance 3
Uncharted 3
Motorstorm: Apocalipse
InFamous 2
Twisted Metal
plus a possible date for Bayonetta 2 on the rumor list as well...

fuck, i need to win a lottery :(
HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT
Namco just made my month

*puts Tales of Graces f on top of that list*

and how is possible for a videogame to be this badassed? (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/debut-trailer-dark-souls/710099)
*puts Dark Souls somewhere on the list as well*
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on February 08, 2011, 07:37:44 pm
Mother 1 is getting tedious now. >.>  I mean, it's still okay, but like the average RPG.  I hope the others are better.

BTW: WAY TOO MANY ENCOUNTERS!!!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DarkestPhoenix on February 08, 2011, 08:17:44 pm
started Agarest a while back.....
Ellis is so... FUCKING... MOE!!!
(http://agarest.ghostlight.uk.com/images/characters/ELLIS.png)
Quoted for the truth. Just got my copy of Agarest a few days ago(Boob mouse pad? Yes please!) and I love it. Then again, I may just be a sucker for the whole great SRPG with 2D sprites on 3D backgrounds thing. (And a boob mouse pad, I am definitely a sucker for that, the thing is pretty comfortable, haha.)

HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT
Namco just made my month

*puts Tales of Graces f on top of that list*

and how is possible for a videogame to be this badassed? (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/debut-trailer-dark-souls/710099)
*puts Dark Souls somewhere on the list as well*
I was hoping for the PS3 Vesperia, that would quite literally sell me a PS3 right now. Xillia has my attention, though at the moment.

~TheDarkDragoon
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: yimw on February 09, 2011, 10:36:34 am
Mother 1 is getting tedious now. >.>  I mean, it's still okay, but like the average RPG.  I hope the others are better.

BTW: WAY TOO MANY ENCOUNTERS!!!
They definitely are. Much better. Mother 1 has the best music though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on February 12, 2011, 09:35:48 am
Mother 1 is getting tedious now. >.>  I mean, it's still okay, but like the average RPG.  I hope the others are better.

BTW: WAY TOO MANY ENCOUNTERS!!!
They definitely are. Much better. Mother 1 has the best music though.
I remeber playing mother 1 (half of it). Too many encounters indeed.

Mother 2 was great.

I'd like to play the third one day... Was it translated ?


Regardeless that, I'm still playing Need for speed : hot pursuit.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: yimw on February 12, 2011, 10:32:44 pm
Yeah, Mother 3 was fan translated a couple years ago. It's about as good as the second, in my opinion.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on February 16, 2011, 02:28:14 pm
just checked some MvC3 reviews... looks fun but decidedly not as good/deep as BB, might give it a chance when it lowers its price.

its time someone made a Marvel vs. Capcom vs. SNK vs. Namco vs. ArcSys vs. DC vs. MK vs. Square vs. Type-moon, nuff said.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on February 16, 2011, 02:40:59 pm
Just wait for mortal kombat. 8)

And KoF 13... God damned, when will it come out on PS ?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on February 16, 2011, 02:52:28 pm
Just wait for mortal kombat. 8)

mmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..................(x100000)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on February 18, 2011, 01:01:39 pm
Finished Ar Tonelico II, now on the wait for the sequel next month.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on February 19, 2011, 06:09:13 pm
Since I recently bought a DS lite with a couple of games (and a R4 card, for translated and/or hard-to-come-by stuff) I've been playing the following:

-Rhythm Heaven
-Trauma Center: Under the Knife
-Mario Kart DS
-Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
-SMT: Devil Survivor
-Tales of Innocence (R4)
-LovePlus (R4)

Quite ironic that I bought it when the 3DS is so close to launch, don't you all agree? at the very least it was cheap and I can re-sell it for the double of what it costed me (it was that cheap xD).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on February 20, 2011, 08:43:28 am
I'm going to kill some zombies in Dead Rising 2 now.
See you.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: burningsteel on February 23, 2011, 03:52:05 pm
Vanquish on God Hard, nearly at the last boss.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on March 01, 2011, 03:56:23 pm
oh dear god, here we go again
http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/8641.html
if i had 3 hands i would triplefacepalm right now.

on brighter news:
Catherine announced fo the US ( ゚∀゚)

oh atlus, you guys are such trolls :D
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: burningsteel on March 02, 2011, 06:15:39 pm
God hard completed.  I guess my stubbornness in not playing Hard before God Hard, and not looking at any info online contributed to the difficulty I experienced.
(results right after killing last boss.

Mission Result                                       (Game)Total
Total Score                     -825000     -1037150
Mission Time                     12:03:03    26:15:22
Cover Usage                    44.78%      38.77%
Distance Traveled       50655        99999
Munitions Fired                     14660        66673
Deaths                                   835            1296
Confirmed Friendlies KIA       0           715
Wounded Friendlies Assisted 0           23
Confirmed Kills   2                         749
Pangloss Statues Destoyed   2           28

Completion Time Bonus   +0
Death Point Reduction   -835000

-skipped Hard
-No assistance from any sources
-Sick for a week
(lol, excuses)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/rk93e0.jpg)

Damn brutal, but awesome game.  Although with the tricks I saw online after I beat it, the last boss would be much easier.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: yimw on March 03, 2011, 03:37:42 pm
Played through most of Ghost Trick to keep me occupied on the many flights I had. Pretty disappointing. The puzzles are usually way too easy and contrived. The story isn't too interesting either. Not sure if I'll finish it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on March 17, 2011, 12:11:03 pm
I'm playing Radiant Historia (Nintendo DS). Kinda on-unique-side gameplay, involving story, good character development and my "ears" likes game's music(could use few more battle themes)

review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-mce2nqnPA

gameplay/bit of story(minor spoilers)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGFDAsKaXjY
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: burningsteel on March 17, 2011, 07:21:11 pm
Quote
I was hoping for the PS3 Vesperia, that would quite literally sell me a PS3 right now. Xillia has my attention, though at the moment.
Tales of Vesperia is very good, I got to the last boss or something then forgot about the game, because of last spring's finals. Then I Persona 4 (the game was surprisingly expensive for an old game! $35) which I really enjoyed, died on the last boss, and then summer finals blew it out of my mind.  Then I got Tales of the Abyss (again, surprisingly expensive, $40 for a game a couple years old), but fall's semester's finals made me forget about it.  Then I got Vanquish, which I am raping repeatedly.  Now you have reminded me of those forgotten games, I need to finish them soon. I pretty much like everything in those Tales games.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Seen on March 20, 2011, 07:18:48 am
I've been playing Pokemon White, but then my DS broke for some reason. I'm putting it off until I get the 3DS.

Until then, I'll be replaying Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, A Link to the Past and Klonoa 1 and 2 fro the 10000th time.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Azaziel on March 22, 2011, 02:17:51 am
I was playing Killzone 3 and having a ball stalking people Predator style until my PS3 exploded. Now I'm playing Castlevania SOTN, God Eater Burst and Koumajou Densetsu 2. I seriously want a Touhoumetroidvania next. I don't even like Touhou but KD is good.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on March 22, 2011, 03:12:56 am
I've reached the S ending in Dead Rising 2.
Now I'm waiting for my first PSP games to come tomorrow (valkyria chrinicles 2 and half minute hero).

Oh and I preordered mortal kombat a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on March 22, 2011, 04:54:08 pm
Began to play:
-Gods Eater Burst - weird name change, but w/e, so far it's intereting, will keep playing this for a bit more
-Atelier Annie - A surprisingly fun game, it and the one that I've been playing the most.
-Chrono Trigger DS - Played most endings of the original one, but I'm aiming for the new ending

Will play later:
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love - A legendary RPG/Dating sim franchise? Count me in!
Fire Emblem: Radiant Down - just because I'm craving for a TBS/RPG :s

EDIT: In other news... Devil Survivor 2!? HELL YEAH, BABY!! can't wait for this one
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on March 26, 2011, 12:05:43 pm
Started playing Crisis 2, until now it looks awesome.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on March 26, 2011, 03:54:01 pm
'Risk' type web game: http://afterwind.com
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: burningsteel on March 26, 2011, 07:40:19 pm
Started playing Crisis 2, until now it looks awesome.
Haha, from now on it no longer looks awesome?  I saw the graphics for that game on tv....insanely high quality.  Does it really look like that in game?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Azaziel on March 27, 2011, 01:02:34 am
I played C2 a bit, it's pretty but the main thing I like is cloaking all day errday. So annoying but fun.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on March 28, 2011, 04:35:37 am
Started playing Crisis 2, until now it looks awesome.
Haha, from now on it no longer looks awesome?  I saw the graphics for that game on tv....insanely high quality.  Does it really look like that in game?

It's still awesome as ever.

But I was just trying to say that I had played just a little of it until them.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: X-Calibar on April 09, 2011, 12:38:30 am
Wow............. O_o


Spent the day playing a game called onEscapee.  Wow. o_O
[spoiler="Look at this spoiler... look and O_o"]
Okay, the game is like Another World/Out of this World, a retro pixel cinematic experience.  (Which by the way, Another World is a really excellent game.  Can be frustrating, but a great play overall.)

onEscapee, has a lot of detail to rival the great work with Another World.  And its length is quite impressive.  Took me all day...
BUT OH MY GOD WAT THE @[email protected]!! WORST PLOT EVER  Seriously, between the plot and the gameplay, I began to curse myself for playing it through (without a walkthruogh no less).

What compelled me to continue was the excellent graphical artwork.  It's such a shame that it was basically wasted imo.
Okay what's wrong?  Well, the puzzles for starters are what the #$%@ worthy, and everything is forced upon the user without a hint of direction.  When you start to grasp the plot, you realize your character is HE-MAN, some macho man that psycopathically knows what to do.
...

Okay here's the plot :
Pretty sweet intro.  Something like humanity in the future; pretty bleak cityscape.  Inside a domed city.  It seems like it is simply an experiment or a controlled city by aliens, machines or something.  Well, it seems every so often the machines in disguise as humans raid and take away healthy strong men for experimentation.  Our HE-MAN is one of them.  He gives the abducters a good fight before being taken away.  And while in the ship/car thing he manages to pull some macho moves on the machines, crashing the vehicle which somehow ends up in the city dump.

That's about as good as it gets though.  After escaping the car, you have to get away from the recycler laser thing.
Wait.
Actually, you have to get HIT by the recycler to get past a fallen tree, since the recycler laser sends you flying across the entire screen...   Okay...  After that, you end up at a cliff.

(At this point I started saying "Do a barrel roll!" Whenever machoman does a roll on the ground.  He did many off the cliff.  It was hillarious... ... SO after being stuck there, I run back in the yard and eventually find out I have to let the recycler miss me and hit a car/ship.  It blows up revealing a tunnel.

///
Okay, down the tunnel.... in the wreckage I find a strange little beeping thing which I pick up.  ... okay.
Only way to go is further in the tunnel, which immediately leads to tentacle creatures...  Annoying.. okay got past them.
I find a thing on the wall which I miraculously have the b eeping thing to plug into it.  IT opens up a large door in the previous room.

Go through that, and I find another instant kill creature.  Eventually, I figure out I have to do a barrel roll when the creature eats and spits out a flying bird.  Okay.  Got past that...
Now I'm lost for a hour.  UNTIL I find out there's a hidden passage past that creature.

Okay.  Going through the hidden passage, I find a corpse on the cieling dripping red acid...  Okay, ouch I get past it....  Now there's a spider coming for me... and I find.... YES!  I FINALLY FOUND A GUN IN THE SPIDER WEB!

GOT THE LASER GUN!  DIE SPIDER!  ... ... hmm I'm too high to hit him, let me duck and shoot him....
... ... OMG I CANNOT HIT THE SPIDER BECAUSE HE IS TOO LOW TO THE GROUND. 
No wonder the laser was in the spider web.   

Anyways, I return to previuos areas figuring out what to do, I am happy since I have my laser gun though.  It comes with shields btw.   
Instant kill guy, is perfect height to shoot :D  Die!
... ...
... ...
huh... my laser... it does nothing!  I shoot the tentacles...  it does nothing!  I shoot EVERYTHING IT DOES NOTHING!  .....  wow1e24/5?
oh and my shields are equally worthless, glowy effect, still death and damage.

After much wandering I found myself back in the spider lair, and discovered another hidden passage......
Which lead me to an underground cliff.   Dead end...  I shoot the wall and BAM!  ROCK SLIDE!  ... 
At which point I have to leap of faith to the other side and miraculously sometimes fall and eventually, fly over there.

Which leads me to a puzzle in the wall.

I solve the evil puzzle after some work, and find myself.. in an underground jungle under the city...
At this point, I encounter a spikey creature which proceeds to impale me about 50x before I figure out my laser can hurt it if I push my laser into the center of the creature.  ....   ,,,,,,,,,,,,

Seconds later I find myself in a room with a strange instant killing cobra in the wall.  I'm totally at a loss.  Seriously wtf.  After a nice long time, I am shooting everything in a rage, and do a backwards walk shooting... and a leafy guy comes out of nowhere and follows me.   WOOT

After doing more backwards walking, I scare the bastard to the cobra and... discover I have to kill it in front of the cobra to make it realize OMG I AM DANGEROUS!  [of course I can't acutally hurt the cobra, but killing a leafy thing in front of it spooks it and I can pass]

Next room leads me to an instant death crab... it burps as I die...
After I jump over him, I make it to some tentacle monster...  Avoiding that it leads me to a few tunnels that are worthless/dead end/no point.  Coming back I shoot the monster, and manage to jump past him as he is stunned. 

This leads me to an underground facility... (wow... this is all under the city...)
After discovering walking through closed doors = me falling a 100 foot drop to my death.  I find a puzzle that takes like 30 minutes to figure out and finish (friggin random puzzles with jazzy music... )

AT LAST I made it into the abducters lair!  Which is miracliously below where I crashed or something...
This place has a bunch of robots that prod me with electricity; but I get the hang of em and kill em with my BLASTER that actually works on robots. 

After going through several elevators I am in the heart of the research area, lots of bodies in stasis and mess.  I'm not going around freeing anyone, just running around opening doors and stuff.

After who knows how long, I end up jumping over land mines and fighting robots that shoot lasers (shields work at last!).  Until......  I RUN INTO A DOG.  Not a robot dog.. just a dog. 
BUT OMG MY BLASTER DOES NOT WORK ON A DOG.   You gussed it, the dog is an instant kill if it catches you too.  oOWAr_O   Aynways.s. .s
I finally kill the dogs finding out they can die on a forcefield that barely hurts me.......

After countless halls, and robots, and stupid puzzles... I find my way to the FINAL BOSS!

(omg yes!  finally wrapping things up)
This boss battle is the pinacle fight of the game.  Truly a battle of the wits...
wel./..More like battle of I stand there and hold down ALT, for shields.  And shift for lasers.   For like 5 minutes...  And trust me it didn't win the first few times, you have to be lucky and not screw it up (gotta let go of shift when the red orb comes down)
.... basically you are fighting a copy of yourself.  For like 5minutes at POINT BLANK LASER RANGE

...................... FINALLY I kill my clone and leave the room....
it does a cutscene, showing that my clone gets back up and turns into an alien with wings and a GIANT STUN GUN
Yeah instant kill if he catches you.  So basically from here I run straight for a while; until I take an elevator and end up..... on the outskirts of the city....

..... wow, game is not over eh?

Soooo... this next section is basically summed up by 2 or 3 hours of running around a huge ass city, without a clue of what to do.  You run away from bikers and that ALIEN of death.  You can fall down bottomless pits and stuff too.  The only clue I had of what to do now...
Throughout the city ... I found LEVERS.

Yes... you guessed it... I PULL THESE LEVERS!  Because, of course everyone knows that's what you do when you find a lever.

So after pulling 6 damn levers hidden around the city...  I use a walkthrough to solve the last puzzle; since even WITH a walkthrough I cannot see what they are talking about.  (some billboard or menu was supposed to have the password I needed on the wall...)  In the middle of ajazz club... okay....



... At last.  I use the password and open the gates to .... a little incomplete bridge.... the ALIEN comes, and I jump.   AND I FALL. 

SMACK

I live though.  When I get up hours later it is daytime... what do I do right away?

I JUMP OFF THE CLIFF I AM ON AND LAND PAINFULLY INTO HTE WATER

After... a lot of swimming straight down a quickly increasing stream...

I GO DOWN A WATER FALL AND HIT MANY ROCKS

............
After surviving that as well, I end up near the sea... which I swim for like 10 screens slowly....
I make it to a beach with a bunch of items and things....

Oh, wait I mean I SEE THE BEACH with stuff on it... but no I can't get there.

Instead... I dive into the ocean...

....
...
.. btw at some point the tumble made me lose my gun apparently. 
The ocean graphics are really beautiful btw.

ANYWAYS MR MACHO MAN swims faster than huge sharks, and dives to the very bottom of the ocean and uncovers a secret sealed tunnel. ...........................
.............
Okay, welll I'm stumped now, and don't feel like wasting anymore time just finding what to do so I use the walkthrough

.................................
Apparently I have to find my gun?  Or is it ANOTHER GUN?  That is apparently lost even further deeper down some CRAZY set of caves underwater... [yes I am just holding my breath]

..........................................................
After dying a few times due to lack of air, I get my gun and get back to the cave.
Luckily the tunnel has explosive drums in front of the sealed door.
I shoot it.

I DIE
Eventually , I find a way to not die and enter the underground .... SUPER BASE
With about 50 screens worth of red barrels of explosives or whatnot and other crates.
I see that the alien is already here, but I also find COMRADES!  I mean, 3 other guys apparently are trying to fight the aliens as well.  .... .. . . ..   .   . . . . .. ......................

After running for like 5 minutes (Btw, he runs like... takes 5 strides then does a long jump, and repeat... looks crazy;  THE ALIENS cannot possibly catch up to HE-MAN and basically I just long jump away from all enemies)
After I find a hidden teleporter (a bunch of flashy pixels)
It takes me to a long hallway and at the end I find a robot that looks cool....
After a moment I find I cannot do anything with the robot except shoot it.

... after killing the damn thing into pieces, parts fall to the floor below me...  ....
so I'm naming save spots at this point : WTFWTFWTF

I look at the walkthrough an apparently... I have to pick up the pieces that broke off and find the 3 other guys in this place.

I do that.  I find the 3 guys.
 Ther e is no dialogue/
...
Basically, I come up to the guy and he pulls a gun on me.  I cannot say anything, I just have to not pull a gun myself or he INSTANT KILLS ME with his BLUE laser.
After sometime, I find out I can press down twice to set the robot parts that I collected on the ground.  They come over to me and pick up the part.  They use it to arm a spaceship with MISSILES.

Shortly, after they inject me with a bio-monitor to chcek if I'm alive or not...


OH MY HERE COMES THE CONCLUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After they get on board the ship, I read in the walkthrough apparnetly I have to backtrack and go through a controlroom.  I go there, and find the ALIEN.  I spook him and he comes after me.  I use a teleporter, which leads me to an UNDERWATER chamber.  [maybe back at the damn city or something]

The alien EXPLODES INSTANTLY in the water.    I guess it doesn't like water...

MEANWHILE BACK AT THE SHIP, my comrades see that my bio-monitor is reading very cold now, so it shows them sad, and they take off on the ship.  Apparnetly........ the whole station underwater leads into space or something. 

My guy gets out of the water, and back to the facility...
It shows a cutscene of the 3 comrades on the ship...

It shows them see that I'm alive, but the missile is already away.  It shows them with their hands to their face, and the main guy saying something without text.   ............................................
THEN

THENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
THENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN It shows MY MACHO GUYS FACE WAYYY UP CLOSE

And it shows it for like 30 seconds before finally he starts crying and THEN EXPLOSIONS HAPPEN BEHIND HIM

THE PLANET BLOWS UP AND THAT"S THE END OF THE GAME







HAHAHAHAAHAAHHAAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
WTF


Wot.rwa. rarwAW?AWRWAR awr
wow. 


TL;DR

FROM THE WALKTRHGOUGH
                            ***********************
                            *So, what's the story?*
                            ***********************
You are Daniel White. You were abducted from your house by androids on behalf
of aliens, to run experiments on you. You fought with your abductors in their
vehicle and it ended up at the city's dump yard, with you presumed dead. After
escaping the yard, exploring the cave, traversing the alien base, the city,
river and the Caean sea, you arrived at the alien docking station. In the
base, you find some activists, who want to hijack an alien ship and destroy the
planet, as the only available solution to getting rid of the aliens. You agree
to help them by hoaxing the alien in the control room away from his post, but
in the thick of things, doom yourself to stay on the planet when it explodes.
Oh well, at least you helped rid the universe of the aliens!


WHY DID I PLAY THIS? 

Excellent graphics, cool game....  The sound effects were hillarious,  all voices in the game changed pitch everytime, and all the deaths had somewhat amusing sounds.

"DO A BARREL ROLL!"

Bad gameplay, HORRIBLE PLOT. NEVER AGAIN!
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on April 22, 2011, 04:02:53 pm
Already got Mortal Kombat.
I didn't expect to have it before next week.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on April 22, 2011, 09:19:43 pm
New games, so more time lost! Hurray! :/

-Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
-Dissidia [012]: Final Fantasy
-Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! series (EBA and Ouendan 2 too, I already finished them xD)
-And amusingly, Pokemon Black. I'm curious to see if they really changed the formula this time so I'm giving it a chance.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: maitrenuage on April 23, 2011, 12:36:52 pm
OMG... After a few hours playing Mortal Kombat, I'm already addicted.
It's far better than expected. I had the first MK on SNES and I liked it, even if the gameplay sucks. But now, it's almost perfect.
I've always been a sub-zero fan, but now I prefer Scorpion. He's faster and has new moves that makes him stronger than the others.

But screw you sony... I have the codes to unlock classic sub zero, reptile and Kitana, but the playstation networks here won't work for a few days.
I can't even play online yet...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8otQy6VlV0Q/Sv345g7SjmI/AAAAAAAAAeA/CTBGjdBwgpo/s400/scorpion.jpg)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on May 16, 2011, 07:47:37 am
Wow, to think that that post was made almost a month ago, and the PSN is just going back online...

Anyway... Since I just finished ML (Extra, Unlimited and Alternative) I needed a change of pace to something more "light"

Now playing New Super Mario Bros., Mario Galaxy 2 andFinal Fantasy IV DS, Z.H.P., BlazBlue Continuum Shift II Portable and Final Fantasy VII (it's been forever since I played this one)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: nathankco on May 31, 2011, 08:55:20 am
Universe Sandbox
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on June 12, 2011, 04:01:11 pm
Might as well contribute now that I'm home and actually playing something.

Finished Portal 2 single player and maybe half of co-op. It's just as good as everyone said it was, anyone who liked the first owes it to themselves to get the sequel blah blah blah. In order to say something not obvious, I will nitpick instead of praise. The plot was basically the same thing done twice with a different bad guy the second time. While it was consistently funny and the new chambers were always intriguing, I basically lost interest in the plot shortly after the halfway point. Not that that detracts from anything else in the game.

Also finished about half of Dead Space 2. It's basically the same as the first Dead Space, which as far as I'm concerned is a good thing. Enough little changes (some new enemies, locations, and of course all the scripted events are brand new) have been made that I don't mind it at all. However, maybe this is my memory being bad, or maybe this is the fact that I've been interrupted a dozen times this morning, but I seem to be having a much harder time getting enough ammunition and making effective use of anything that isn't the plasma cutter (or the pulse rifle) this time around. I still can't decide if this is good because it adds challenge or bad because it's a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on June 13, 2011, 01:07:09 pm
Okay turns out I was only a third of the way in when I made that post. But now I'm two-thirds of the way in.

Also the alternate weapons I got right at the end of the previous play session (contact beam and seeker rifle) turned out to be quite useful so that's that problem solved. The ammo thing is still a huge pain but I'm quite convinced that's on purpose now since I've survived quite a few situations despite a seeming dearth of ammo (and the annoying tendency to use up over half my supplies on a single fight), and when I do die it's mostly because I position myself in the worst possible place or I simply fail to dodge things.

I should probably try using kinesis to kill things again. Might help a bit.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: KoiNoDensetsu on June 13, 2011, 09:18:44 pm
Demon's Souls
Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

Will be playing one of the best games of all time (OoT) again on the 19th. ;)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on June 14, 2011, 06:53:01 pm
Finished DS2. Never got around to trying kinesis kills, there's just no time to do much besides start blasting with whichever weapon you think of first. The contact beam ended up being surprisingly useless in a lot of battles since its charging time was just a bit slower than the enemies' ranged attacks so I would just keep charging shots and never get to fire them. Ammo still ended up being okay even though I had to deal with an invincible enemy in the final chapters, so clearly it was just me whining earlier. The ending (well, it felt like everything after he first saw the marker was part of the ending) was cool or otherwise nice in many ways. Final boss battle was especially creative.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on June 16, 2011, 11:12:36 am
... I need to get a computer with a better graphics card  :'(

oh, well, right now I'm playing Kingdom Hearts (Birth by Sleep and 358/2 Days) mostly, and the rest of my backlog (will post it if I feel like it, right now I don't have a working connection in my home, and that's the same reason why I'm playing through it)

Hmm... sounds like we have a proud 3DS owner around here...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on June 16, 2011, 09:01:04 pm
reached lvl 30 on Gran Turismo 5 and got to try the x10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2_NsRysP50)
results, as expected, werent pretty ¬¬

also started FF VII.... again
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on June 18, 2011, 12:52:29 pm
Finished playing Dragon Age II, going for a second playtrought.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on June 25, 2011, 09:38:38 am
7.0/10 Suikoden V:

This game was ok at best, it held way too much symphathy for the enemy. What's with all that shit about crying over Sialeeds death? I would've been calling for a public execution if she had managed to live.

The walkthroughs I had some stupid ideas though, they all found Zegai to be useless when he was in fact the best in the game to me. That's mainly thanks to how I set him up though, I did that one wing formation and had him at middle right with a double-edged orb and crazed orb. Double edged doubles dmg done and done to you, while crazed makes there dmg double but they are uncontrollable. While my strongest characters were hitting for 300. Zegai and Cathi(I had her setup the same in the back row, she was the girl with the sniper rifle) were dishing out about 2k a round. That omake boss in Eresh's recruitment mission, the walkthroughs made it out to be an insanely tough boss. I dropped the damn thing in the 2nd round. In round one Zegai dbl crit it for 4.9k, then him and cathi both crit it in round 2 and he was dead. I found it quite hilarious since he's suppose to be harder than the end boss.

Basically if you want a challenge don't do what I do, using crazed and double edged orbs. The walkthroughs said it was stupid to use crazed orbs and they were indifferent to double edged orbs, too bad they didn't see me drop that omake boss in two rounds. The end boss was insanely easy too, you're not suppose to attack the two spirits in front of the boss because they have alot of hp and the boss just resurrects them anyways. But cathi and zegai were able to drop one in a single round, then the boss would waste his turn resurrecting it. So Cathi and Zegai kept dropping the spirits and my other 4 characters just kept pelting on the boss. Ridiculously easy.


9.0/10 Xenogears:

This was one of those games I was anticipating coming out long ago, but then my ps1 died as it came out and then I just completely forgot about it till last year. The beginning wasn't all that entertaining, but once you got into it this game was just amazing. My favorite part is the battle system. I mean I LOVE hand to hand, but it's either never done correctly, or just useless. So the fact that a large amount of characters were hand-to-hand in this game plus with their own unique fighting techniques, I loved it. There is however one major issue in this, and man did it ever piss me off. I loved using Citan the most, his fighting stance was easily my favorite. But then...mother fuckers. He had to go and start using a SWORD at the end of disc 1, but that in itself wouldn't be an issue. The issue is where it's UNREMOVABLE. Fucking forcing me to start using a weapon on him. That beyond pissed me off.

There is also one other issue, but it's not with Xenogears itself...I can't finish the game. I just boarded the Eldurago? Eldrant? Whatever the name of that space ship is. And whenever the boss you encounter in there goes to attack me, it just sits there. I'm stuck at his attack phase. Like the game doesn't freeze, I can pause and stuff and the effects are still going. The problem is, the boss just....doesn't move. I've loaded and tried over and over and over and the damn thing just sits there and there is nothing I can do. So if someone would be kind enough to explain to me what happens after this I'd appreciate it. I'm gonna look it up on youtube after this to see if anyone recorded themselves playing through it though, hopefully it's on there.

6.5/10 Tales of the Abyss:

Ugh, one of the worst protagonists ever. He's an annoying little pansy the ENTIRE game. When he's suppose to "change", nothing changes. He's still the same annoying little fuck as he was all along. Constantly sulking, constantly making stupid decisions, constantly making me pound my head off the keyboard. Fortunately the battles were actually pretty damn fun though.

There is however at least two things worthy of noting. First off, Jade is awesome. My god why couldn't he have been the protagonist. But that'll never happen, for some reason everyone enjoys playing the worthless little cliche hetare in way too many rpgs.

Then the most important thing to mention would be Anise. Story wise she was cool and all but I'm referring to in battle. Can you name any real-time games where you had complete confidence in the NPC's following you? I sure as hell can't, that's why I find Anise to be one of a kind. Hell I didn't even intend on using her, I just left it as it was with Luke, Guy, Jade, and Tear. But then one time I got back attacked and Anise took Guy's place, she wasn't as good as she was later on but I was still shocked at how useful she was. I immediately switched guy out for her and never regretted it.

Since my setup most the game was Luke, Anise, Tear, and Jade. That meant two casters and then me and Anise up front, with just two frontal attackers usually taking on 4+ mobs, or multiple bosses, normally(or I should say in basically every other game) you'd have to constantly worry about the other front line fighter. But I practically never had to worry about Anise, even in multiple boss fights she was just kicking ass. Hell that one 4v3 boss fight against Largo, Legra, and that one pink haired caster girl. I was focusing on preventing that one girl from casting, and somehow Anise was handling the other two on her own. I mean what the fuck, it's just insane how useful she was as a partner.

Not to mention that her skills are the best in the game. Let's just name off a few.
She can revive on her own once per battle.
After that there is still a chance that she can just keep reviving on her own...
Sometimes when she's hit she gets an automatic first aid on herself for about 1.3k-1.5k(one time a boss was using his mystic arts on her and it kept proc'n. Despite the fact that Van did like 13k dmg to her(she had about 5k hp for me), she lived it with 3k hp lol.
After a battle there is a chance her max hp will increase...permanently. This happened alot for me btw, she was over 1k-1.5k ahead of everyone else.
Gradually recovers half of the dmg received in all attacks(it's actually very fast, maybe only 2 seconds long, so basically all attacks only do half dmg to her.)
Occasionally completely reflects dmg while guarding.
Extremely high chance to resist status effects.
Occasionally halves spell dmg on her.
Can completely null magic spells casted on her.
It just goes on and on and on...she's just insane.

So here's my advice, if you actually play this game, USE ANISE. You won't regret it, it's practically the only chance you'll ever get to being able to put full trust into an npc partner. Skills aside, she's actually very competetant for an npc as well, guards quite often on her own and interrupts casting when she can. Only around the beginning do you have to worry about her alot. So if you start using her right away and are surprised at how she dies to some bosses quite fast if tear isn't healing good enough, don't go thinking I was just talking shit. Obviously she's gonna get her ass kicked, she has no skills yet and Tear doesn't get Revitalize until much later. Plus I did ALOT of leveling.

If anyone wants my clear data just ask, you can use my grade. Keeping skills would be a good idea, then you'll see just how awesome Anise is. Doubling your money income would be a very good idea too. I did alot of leveling alright, with Jade always equipping the +money(gald) accessory, yet I still only made 1.4million the entire game. The best weapons in the game cost 1.1million. So yeah, I suggest increasing your gald. The other one I suggest would be keeping my Capacity Cores. Capacity Cores are things that increase your stats as you level. Like how I have lukes set to physical defense and attack, while Anise is set to high magic defense and physical defense. You don't get very good ones until later in the game making them pointless, that's why I suggest getting mine. By time you get the good ones you're already a really high lvl so it's pretty damn worthless.



Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 14, 2011, 03:38:03 pm
I don't know how the heck I've managed to log 26+ hours of Pokemon HeartGold.
maybe it's because it is a remake of the only pkmn game that I've seriously played in the past...
I've also played the following:
-Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations
-Ys SEVEN
-Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

I've already finished KH:BbS but not Days
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on July 21, 2011, 01:36:24 am
Picked up Heroes of Newerth after noticing it had gone on sale for a bit. Friends had been bugging me forever so I figured what the hell.

The learning curve is one of the highest I've ever encountered, I've spent most of the time just getting my ass kicked but it's still fun getting use to it all. Basically it's a 5v5 game where you and 9 others pick from a selection of about 85 heroes all with their own unique skills and stats. The "bases" are AI controlled, just sending swarms of creeps at the enemy base over and over again. Whenever your AI kills the opposition you get exp & gold from the kill as well, so the idea is to stick with your creeps while trying to kill the enemy heroes. Sounds simple, and maybe even easy. It's in fact far from simple or easy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EwWHaNEZKc

As you can see in this video you'll normally split into 3 groups with 2 people going top, 2 to bottom, and one person taking care of mid alone. This video is in fact rather boring, probably the most repetitive battle I've seen yet but it'll give you an idea of how the game works at least.

Also I forgot to mention before that I finally finished Ar Tonelico 2. I recall saying on here long ago that it was cliche and boring as all hell so I dropped it. I was in turn encouraged to continue till at least Jakuri appeared which in fact I did do a few months ago. They were right, she made it worth it. It was still quite cliche and boring but I loved Jakuri so I had a reason to go on. The epilogue or ending or whatever the fuck you want to call it was ridiculously lame though. It was over the second it started, and only about 20% of it had anything to do with Jacqli.

I require another PS2 RPG. This time I would like to play one that's at least an 8.0. Probably not gonna happen though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on July 21, 2011, 02:50:43 am
Have you looked at League of Legends at all? LoL and HoN are *very* similar but some people have a significant preference for one or the other (I don't play either but I've seen some LoL games on youtube).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: w8m on July 21, 2011, 06:24:56 am
Radiant Historia (DS) - endless Groundhog Day  :D, good game though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on July 21, 2011, 11:59:36 am
Have you looked at League of Legends at all? LoL and HoN are *very* similar but some people have a significant preference for one or the other (I don't play either but I've seen some LoL games on youtube).

Yeah that's what my friends told me, one of them wants me to try that as well. When the day comes that I grow bored of HoN I'm most likely going to give that a try too. I'm just now starting to get the hang of HoN though. Last night I managed to get a few kills. KILLS I say. Something so simple and yet so difficult at the same time. Meh I guess it's my fault for playing Engineer or the healer Nymphora.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 22, 2011, 12:34:38 pm
PS2 RPG's? Have you tried any MegaTen game? (Nocturne, Persona 3, Persona 4, Digital Devil Saga, etc) They're very good, so much that they're the first thing I say after someone asks for RPG's on the PS2.

I'll begin to play Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. I just hope that the game is as good as I've heard, so that I don't end up dropping it,
also, I plan to replay Ys Seven (awesome game, btw) on Hard mode and Nightmare mode. The only bad thing that I can think about the game is that it's too short.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on July 22, 2011, 02:43:16 pm
Ahh yep I have played Persona 3 and 4. Felt like 3 took me two weeks to play through. 4's ending felt a bit forced...and I already knew who the "bad guy" was from the very beginning. [spoiler]When will story's stop picking the main detectives partner as the mystery killer? To add to that I already knew that the guy who was linked to the first murder was gonna have something to do with the main plot. Why? Because I met him in town and noticed he had an animated sprite. Something so simple as that ruined it.[/spoiler]

I'm trying to remember the name of the persona I used in 3. He was just insane. Highest possible chariot you can obtain, and I also turned him into the weapon I used. Paired with another thunder god he had this sync move that would blast all enemy's with a ridiculous amount of electric damage. As if he wasn't OP enough, the weapon he turned into was a hammer that hit for an average of 700+. I *think* his name was Thor. I should have tried him in 4 to see if he was still one of the best.

I couldn't get much into the after story of Persona 3. To be more specific the very first battle I fought made me quit it. Four of those Lover snakes fucked me up. I literally got to use ONE character before they killed me. Wiped me out before I could do anything, that was it for me. Challenges are great and all, but getting steamrolled in the very first battle was a bit much.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Catastrophe on July 26, 2011, 08:35:06 pm
fucking FINALLY got my copy of Hyperdimension Neptunia... the moe burns. and the turn-basedness is awesome. :)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on August 09, 2011, 11:09:57 am
I more or less dropped Trails in the Sky for the time being... Oh well, I will play it later this year

Now I'm focusing on Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Ys: The Oath In Felghana. I have almost finished the latter (just one more boss) and I'm in chapter 15 for the former. After I have finished Oath I'll begin to play The Ark in Napishtim
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on August 15, 2011, 12:32:55 am
Am I the only one annoyed with the new Dragon Age. The new game-play is absolute shit.

Assuming anyone has played these games, the best comparison I can make is Dino Crisis 1's transition to Dino Crisis 2. Two completely different games and yet are very alike when comparing their sequels.

Both the originals were way more tactical. Dragon Age was basically Neverwinter Nights but a hell of alot harder. In Dino Crisis 1 you had a ridiculously limited amount of ammo and even if you splurged it getting killed was still a possibility. While Dino Crisis 2 you were given way too much ammo with 100x more mobs to deal with that were quite easy to kill. They turned it into nothing but pure action, which is what Dragon Age 2 feels like so far. The new "tactical" aspect doesn't appeal to me at all.

Considering dropping it and trying one of the other games I recently grabbed(Cryostasis, Valkyrie Profile 2, and the new S.T.A.L.K.E.R). Still playing Heroes of Newerth too. I'm getting good at it finally.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on August 15, 2011, 05:08:45 pm
I started playing Fallout 3, had already played a little before but had stopped due to not having enough time.

I played and finished Dragon Age II but haven't played the first game, so I can't compare both. But I plan to play it in the future.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on August 15, 2011, 05:17:57 pm
Fallout 3 was awesome I loved that game. You owe it to yourself at some point to get the slave gun. It's suppose to make them delirious so you can attach a bomb collar onto their neck which will explode if they don't go back to the slave pens. But that's not the part that makes it awesome. I could never figure out the exact mechanics of where to shoot from but most the time it'll make them go crazy instead and they'll start attacking the people around them. It's so damn funny shooting half the people in Megaton, it starts a guerrilla warfare between the two of them.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: w8m on August 17, 2011, 12:30:09 am
Grief Syndrome, played with hacking of this shit, half of this game (308mb) is nothing but garbage, developers have a bug in their image convertor code, even smaller images can have megabytes of trash.
[spoiler]Here (http://www.mediafire.com/?fp1dpdq5oxlmylp) is a trainer patch for better cheat 'em up experience  ;D [/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: X-Calibar on August 17, 2011, 01:32:13 pm
Been looking for an indie game fix...  RPGmaker style!

I neglected these games since I didn't expect them to be very good compared to original indie games... (or because I'm lazy to check through tons of RPGmaker games looking for a gem...)

Sweet Lands! Was I wrong!  The first game I played :
The Way :
Action Trailer (chorus version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR7riU5V5Xg
Action Trailer (rock version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcgY7b0Skkk
Love Trailer (rock version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr3W3Juz49E

After 200-300 hours to complete it [all sidequests too], I can say I *Still* want more...
There are plenty of flaws: convenient twists, uneven quality, scenes that never made it into the game, interesting characters that just aren't given a chance, ambigious end... etc etc

But, the world setup is *really* interesting.  I might even go as far to call it "unique", which is rarely truly the case...  The constant plot twists, never staying in one place for too long, the amount of custom mini-games, in a world where anyone is fair game...  it does start off slow, but I stayed the course and never looked back.

It was released in 6 chapters at different times; and you can see how the author changed and refined over time...  So, it really needs a final pass to even out the quality, fix some scenes, change things...

I rate it 8/10 as far as RPGs go, for its uneven quality; but... it was more memorable than anything in recent memory.
As the in-game creator likes to say...  "It was my masterpiece, but with the middle torn out..."

www.crestfallen.us/download

(If you decide to play it for some reason, I recommend the personal copy soundfont since the music is MIDI)


My thirst not quenched, my next target was a RPGmaker game called...  Love and War : Act 1.

I'm not finished with it yet, but perhaps this community would enjoy this one even more than the Way...?  [I prefer the Way though].
This RPGmaker game is MUCH slower paced than the Way.  However, it *could* end up being an even larger game than The Way was. 
There are tons MORE dialogue between the main character and friends; you can delve plenty into the games politics, history, terminology... more than you might possibly want to know. 

Although, it feels much too slow to begin with; the game is building up much stronger character personalities for the people you meet. 

It's a very different experience.  Where the fantasy world of The Way comes and goes like the wind; Love and War is a walk through the city, meeting new people, learning about the world... (instead of plowing through it)

While, The Way was one very complicated story... Love and War are multiple stories.  The main character's adventures, and the world's increasing political unrest and how they will most eventually meet.

I'm using the tgk3.SF2 soundfont for this one...  You might wait on this one though, since there is a revamped version apparently coming out sometime this year...  And the rest of the story Act 2?  [Will there be an Act 3 as well..???]  It will be LONG if it's like the first.

http://antioch.snow-fall.com/law/


There are other rpgmaker games I checked out earlier... I might mention them later...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on September 10, 2011, 10:08:25 pm
Been playing Fallout New Vegas. It's basically just Fallout 3 except a new map/storyline. Not to say that's a bad thing, this game is actually very entertaining. I waited till now to play it because of all the glitches I heard about. They released a patch recently so I grabbed it and thankfully it works perfectly now.

Just...one problem. I was quite good at Fallout 3, I don't recall ever dying in fact. Yet in New Vegas I just seem to be getting my ass kicked. I don't know if they upped the difficulty or I just really suck at this game now for some reason.

[spoiler]In before Spin569874123 rallies the troops to talk about the good ol days of Fallout when it was a top-view 2D game and how anyone liking the new Fallouts is a failure.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on November 09, 2011, 08:29:49 am
Just finished The Witcher 2 a few days ago and my god was it amazing. I'd easily give it a 9.5.

The Witcher 1 was decent, good enough to refer to others if they were looking for something to play but that was about it. The Witcher 2 however has became one of the best games I played in years. Everything about is just so compelling. What I love about it most is just how well everything plays together, it's all just so believable.

I guess my only problem would be is the scaling. You start out WAY too weak. I almost put it on easy I was having such a hard time on normal. Without any talents in swordsmanship the combat was a bitch for me, I spent 90% of my life rolling around on the ground just hitting people once then fleeing or I'd get overwhelmed. Literally overwhelmed in every sense of the word. One time I just sat there from full life till death while 5 guys knocked me back and forth. My one and only suggestion in this game is DON'T GET SURROUNDED. It shouldn't happen once you start to get the talents you need, so just be careful early on. As for route suggestions I say take the non-humans side. For me personally it was much more entertaining than with Roche and Dethmold.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on November 10, 2011, 05:48:15 pm
Wow, it's been ages since these forums saw some kind of activity...

Lately, I've been playing Fate/Extra. The game is fine, however, what truly shines is the story. You can really see that it was written by Nasu.
Other than that, Prinny: CIRBTH?. 900 prinnies left of 1000 and I'm in level 6/10. Dear God, the difficulty on this one is a bit absurd.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on November 11, 2011, 12:25:28 am
lol just looked up that prinny game, was wondering what the hell you were talking about. Thought maybe it was an item level in one of the new disgaeas. I loved Disgaea 1 but could never bring myself to play any of the sequels. This Prinny game looks like it would be fun for on the road though.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on November 11, 2011, 05:59:59 pm
@feni
From what I've heard, the latest entry in the series, 4, is often hailed as the "best Disgaea since the first". Might want to try that out some time down the line

I'm really excited for the latest entry of the Zelda series, Skyward Sword. I've always thought the creators behind Zelda are powerful in their presentation and ideas despite being based on hardware with limited capabilities designed for younger audiences. Goes to show that you don't need high end graphics and pretentious, complex mindfucks in order to have aesthetics, good gameplay, and a good tale told. You bet I'll be one of those guys camping outside the local Gamestop in line for the midnight release.

I'd recommend Valkyria Chronicles for anyone that has a PS3.
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Post by: Gore on November 15, 2011, 07:30:23 am
After reading up on it and remembering how much I liked Disgaea 1 I decided to give it a try. Too bad that's when I realized the damn thing is for ps3. I don't have one and probably never will. Guess I'll have to wait till around 2020 when there is stable ps3 emulators.

Also the new Morrowind is a bit different from all the previous entries. It took on a fallout aspect as far as levels are concerned. No more of that major/minor skill shit and trying your hardest to get 3 +5 stats before you accidentally level. Now when you level all you do is choose a stat increase and a talent.
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Post by: Marche90 on November 15, 2011, 09:15:25 pm
After reading up on it and remembering how much I liked Disgaea 1 I decided to give it a try. Too bad that's when I realized the damn thing is for ps3. I don't have one and probably never will. Guess I'll have to wait till around 2020 when there is stable ps3 emulators.
...Or for the (perhaps) inevitable port for the vita like D3?
Now I really want to replay D2, but it would be restart from scratch, since my 70+ hours file was deleted...

Almost finished Prinny... the total prinny count is in 750 left, but I'm having a lot of troubles with Sir Sweet... most likely I'll use around 50-100 more.
Now the next game that I'll pick up will be... Phantom Brave, I think.

I would love that my next game to play were Zelda Skyward Sword, but I doubt that I'll have the money to buy the game AND the damned Motion+ attachment (and my wii is 800 kms away from me anyways, so...)

11/28 Edit: Now I'm playing Corpse Party. Two Words: Buy it! pretty awesome game, tbh, I totally didn't expected to like the game to such extent, especially this being an horror game, but the story is quite awesome, and the audio is  amazing as well.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on December 03, 2011, 06:59:25 pm
Been playing the DOTA 2 Beta for about a week now. The mechanics are quite different from HoN and it's taking some getting use to but damn is it fun. Some of the transitions are really fucking me up. Like how Vengeful Spirit(Andromeda who was support in HoN) is still considered support but she can carry the entire team too if she has to. I can also tell the mechanics are way different through the fact that I HATED Pebbles in HoN, I was so bad with him too. Yet I'm pretty damn good and love playing with Tiny in dota 2(Same hero/skills etc.).

You can also feel that you're playing a still-in-production skill based game when someone picks Anti-Mage(Magebane) or Lifestealer(Predator). If you let them build up too far and don't have the right setup to stop them after they get the items they need, you get annihilated quite easily. I'm not saying it's impossible to stop them after they are ready to carry their team, but if their team properly supports them then there really is no way you can win. Fucking Anti-Mage can just teleport all over the place and has 75% magic resist. Then Lifestealer's life leech is borderline ridiculous, even worse than predators.

I'm not entirely sure I like their spectate system either. Up to 65 people can spectate live games, as in you can watch your friends games while waiting for them. I didn't find any problem in this till I was watching a friend once and I almost told him that he was about to get jumped. I realized what I was doing and stopped. Meaning you could be playing against a team that has spectators telling them where you are and what you're doing, I've suspected it happening a few times when I got ganked in the most ridiculous spots. I'm assuming the people who cheat like this will be banned, but there's no way to prove it. As much as I love spectating, I honestly hope they abolish it after Beta. It's like a legal map hack.

I get the feeling nobody on here played HoN or DOTA 2 so I'm probably just talking to myself anyways. But if you're looking for a high skill-based game with a ridiculous learning curve then this games for you. After you find the hero's you like and get good with them, the game is a hell of alot of fun.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Metaler on December 04, 2011, 04:12:13 pm
Playing Corpse Party. Nice game, though I don't think it's particularly scary or anything. Some parts can make you go "Whoa, what the hell?", like a mindfuck sort of thing.

Honestly, the only game that ever scared me was Doom 3. A game that many people thought wasn't even that scary. orz
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on December 27, 2011, 09:05:59 pm
As a whole people said Doom 3 wasn't scary? They must have been playing in a well lit room full of people or just too proud to admit it. But then I can't completely comment on it because I quit pretty soon into the game when it came out. I got tired of the same shit appearing behind me over and over. Plus I couldn't get over the fact that I had to hold up a fucking flash light. As if nobody in Doom's timeline had thought up the idea of attaching lights to guns.

I'd like to find a good thriller game though. Scary but not the horror type of scary that you find everywhere(Example: Amnesia).
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Post by: Metaler on January 07, 2012, 01:07:35 pm
As a whole people said Doom 3 wasn't scary? They must have been playing in a well lit room full of people or just too proud to admit it. But then I can't completely comment on it because I quit pretty soon into the game when it came out. I got tired of the same shit appearing behind me over and over. Plus I couldn't get over the fact that I had to hold up a fucking flash light. As if nobody in Doom's timeline had thought up the idea of attaching lights to guns.

I'd like to find a good thriller game though. Scary but not the horror type of scary that you find everywhere(Example: Amnesia).

Indeed, that was probably the worst part of Doom 3. At least with the flashlight, there are a ton of mods out there which give one to your guns, but I suppose there's nothing that can be done about poor enemy placement.

I honestly think that Quake 4 is far superior to Doom 3, and it was made using the same engine. I had a lot more fun playing through it.

Anyways, right now I'm playing DNF and FEAR 2. I just recently finished Extraction Point, and it got me into the mood for the second game.
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Post by: niokun on January 08, 2012, 04:17:38 am
hmmmm....

Tantei Opera: Milky Homes and Weiss Schwarz on my psp and Portal 2 on Xbox360 ^^
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Post by: Marche90 on January 10, 2012, 11:55:00 am
Since I was in the mood to play some Ys games, I'm playing Ys II Complete (Finished Ys I already, it's just too short) and Ys IV Mask of the Sun.
I'm also playing Grand Theft Auto 3 Anniversary Edition. Surprisingly, it runs decently enough on my (somewhat) obsolete Droid X
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on February 04, 2012, 10:58:10 pm
Anyone else here ever wanted an investigation type game? Playing the role of a cop or PI, etc. I've always been interested in such things. Watching all the csi's and love movies about serial killers like Zodiac. Sadly though any game that even attempted to put you into a role like this was either A: Point and click CG 1980 shit, or B: Just another thriller/horror game that has almost nothing to do with investigation.

Well L.A. Noire is everything I've ever wanted, and more. I don't even know how to describe how amazing this game is. The graphics are on par with Crysis 2(sadly though it's much harder to run for some reason), and it's *very* realistic. Gathering evidence, interrogations, even the chases on foot are very entertaining. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV-GTbKJSIE&feature=related <--Video of an interrogation. That's from xbox though, the PC graphics are much better.
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Post by: Belgaesh on February 06, 2012, 02:01:57 pm
Anyone else here ever wanted an investigation type game? Playing the role of a cop or PI, etc. I've always been interested in such things. Watching all the csi's and love movies about serial killers like Zodiac. Sadly though any game that even attempted to put you into a role like this was either A: Point and click CG 1980 shit, or B: Just another thriller/horror game that has almost nothing to do with investigation.

Well L.A. Noire is everything I've ever wanted, and more. I don't even know how to describe how amazing this game is. The graphics are on par with Crysis 2(sadly though it's much harder to run for some reason), and it's *very* realistic. Gathering evidence, interrogations, even the chases on foot are very entertaining. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV-GTbKJSIE&feature=related <--Video of an interrogation. That's from xbox though, the PC graphics are much better.

I'm also playing L.A. Noire, but it's on the PS3. I also loving the game so far, don't remember ever playing a game like this.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: the_paper on February 07, 2012, 04:31:13 am
Gonna start on Midori no Umi, I think. I liked the trial, and I already read spoilers accidentally that confirm there will be interesting developments later on.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Terra Chronicle on February 09, 2012, 05:48:53 pm
I am playing Nier.

Although it's somewhat unpolished, it's a wonderful game that I'd recommend to anyone who appreciates good JRPGs
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Post by: Kiru on February 10, 2012, 05:14:44 am
I am playing Nier.

Although it's somewhat unpolished, it's a wonderful game that I'd recommend to anyone who appreciates good JRPGs

It recycled way(!) too much though. But it has awesome gameplay. There was a reason, why I was only almost going mad, after visiting the same damn dungeon over a dozen times. :D
I could write more, but dunno if anyone would care. It's a good (70%) game, but it has it's fair amount of weaknesses. The recycling and some things about the story structure. It could definitely learn from VN. Nice banter though.
Oh and... don't try to get platinum. It makes you do some really annoying things. I got it, but.. damn. Those flowers. THOSE FLOWERS. And of course, all the drops you need.. geez. At least the speedrun on easy was fun. :) The core gameplay of Nier is awesome.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Terra Chronicle on February 10, 2012, 06:19:55 am
Yeah, the game isn't perfect and could have benefited from being a little bigger, and really, more polish in general. But I can't say I had any problems with the overall story structure. If anything, the somewhat unpolished gameplay elements are the only real problem I had with it (the bad graphics didn't really bother me). I really dig how the game told its story, particularly with new game +. Squeenix did a really good job with translating it, too, so that helped. It was quite an experience, I thought.

And yeah, Cavia seems to have an intense hatred towards completionists, as those who actually bothered to play and 100% Drakengard will remember. I didn't bother with quests that seemed like a pain in the ass, and that worked out pretty well.
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Post by: DxS on February 10, 2012, 07:19:21 am
Yeah, the game isn't perfect and could have benefited from being a little bigger, and really, more polish in general. But I can't say I had any problems with the overall story structure. If anything, the somewhat unpolished gameplay elements are the only real problem I had with it (the bad graphics didn't really bother me). I really dig how the game told its story, particularly with new game +. Squeenix did a really good job with translating it, too, so that helped. It was quite an experience, I thought.

And yeah, Cavia seems to have an intense hatred towards completionists, as those who actually bothered to play and 100% Drakengard will remember. I didn't bother with quests that seemed like a pain in the ass, and that worked out pretty well.

I remember trying to 100% Drakengard 2 before I realized that it had four different endings, and the gameplay got too repetitive for me. Good times.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on February 11, 2012, 01:52:48 pm
Yeah, the game isn't perfect and could have benefited from being a little bigger, and really, more polish in general. But I can't say I had any problems with the overall story structure. If anything, the somewhat unpolished gameplay elements are the only real problem I had with it (the bad graphics didn't really bother me). I really dig how the game told its story, particularly with new game +. Squeenix did a really good job with translating it, too, so that helped. It was quite an experience, I thought.

Endings: [spoiler]Given that you basically played the whole game to find and save your daughter, endings B-D feel really stupid. There it somewhat feels like an afterthought. Worst thing: They could've easily combined endings A+B+C and A+B+D for two relatively nice endings.[/spoiler]

As for the new game+... the new scenes coexisted with all the old stuff. No reason to hide them in your first round, except making you play through the game again. It's not like the new scenes do anything for you. Can't do things differently. Just some extra info you might es well ignore.
Sidequests usually involved way too much travel and were quite repetitive as well. The New Game+ would've been nice, if actually something could've been done differently. At the very least the difficulty should've been adjusted. It really feels like they just artificially lengthened the game like that.
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Post by: Terra Chronicle on February 12, 2012, 01:32:37 pm
I put the game on Hard for my B runthrough, and I just basically speedran my final playthrough. I think I kind of agree that it might have been handled better with combined endings, but I would combine B/C/D and keep the choice for C/D. I wholeheartedly disagree that the other endings and story angles felt like an afterthought or were pointless, as well. I very much appreciated how Cavia gave a totally new perspective to the game that essentially served to indict the player; I really appreciate originality in presentation with these games. I never had a problem with the quests, either, because any quests that were a pain in the ass I simply didn't do. I never grinded in Nier once. 95% of them just give you money, anyway, the game almost never forces you to do any of them (except the few weapon ones for C/D, I suppose).
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Post by: Marche90 on February 23, 2012, 11:09:24 pm
And these are the times when I hate not having a current-gen HD console...
Just beat recently Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The game was very good, although a little bit hard without anyone to play in co-ops with me. It sparked in me an interest in the games of this series, so I'm still trying to see how to play MGS 3 & 4 (Maybe I'll buy a 3DS, a CPP and a copy of Snake Eater 3D down the line, plus I need to get a copy of The Twin Snakes and a Memory Card...). The next game I'll play will be GoW: Ghost of Sparta. I'm not too much of a fan of the series, but, what the hell, I'll give it a shot
So, recently started Xenoblade! The game looks amazing, but sadly I haven't been able to play it that much, the university takes away a lot of my free time, and that's the reason why my psp has seen an increased use. Let's see how far I can get this weekend.
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Post by: Ixrec on February 24, 2012, 12:55:38 am
If you have any interest in the MGS story, make damn sure you save 4 for last.  Otherwise, go for it.
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Post by: Terra Chronicle on February 24, 2012, 12:07:05 pm
I played MGS in somewhat reverse order (3 -> 2 -> 1) but I wouldn't suggest being dumb like me and doing that. Anyway, if you liked that, definitely give the main series a go, preferably in main order. It's also worth noting that MGS3 is the base for Peace Walker (and Portable Ops).
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Post by: Gore on February 24, 2012, 02:19:21 pm
I was obsessed with the first two. I remember trying to find all those ghost extras in MGS 1. There were certain moments you had to take pictures that would show up as ghosts.

Then in the second one I think there was an extra you got for taking pictures of all the posters of women throughout the game. Or maybe I was just doing it for fun...either way some of them were really hard to find.

By time the 3rd one came out I barely ever played console games so I only went through it once with a friend. I remember almost nothing from it and I won't play the 4th one till there is a working ps3 emulator out there.

I just can't bring myself to buy consoles anymore. Especially after I bought two PlayStation 1's that both died and three fucking PlayStation 2's that all died as well. Yet my friends all have the same one they bought at release that STILL works, and they watch movies all the time with it too. I never watched a single movie on any of mine and didn't play for prolonged periods so I don't know why mine kept dying but it's really irritating.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on February 24, 2012, 11:45:38 pm
You've been seriously unlucky with your consoles, haven't you?
Most likely, I'll start playing the games starting this sunday (MGS 1 & 2 for the pc, gave up on finding up a copy of TTS for the cube), since I'll get a replacement for my current laptop that day and I want to install the games in that one. Something tells me that I won't make it through the original (I've droped the game twice, thus the reason I wanted to play the Remake), so I've prepared a copy of the Digital Graphic Novel just in case.
Sadly, even if I don't want to, I'll have to leave 3 & 4 for last, since I don't own a PS2/PS3, and even then, I've heard that the plot makes absolutely no sense if you haven't played the first two at least; most likely if I can't get a PS3 this summer/year, I'll just watch a LP on youtube.

Oh, btw, droped Ghost of Sparta: I knew it, those games aren't for me.
Also, forgot to say this: I've been playing Rhythm Heaven Fever every chance that I can. That game is very addictive
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Post by: Ixrec on February 24, 2012, 11:56:17 pm
Sadly, even if I don't want to, I'll have to leave 3 & 4 for last, since I don't own a PS2/PS3, and even then, I've heard that the plot makes absolutely no sense if you haven't played the first two at least; most likely if I can't get a PS3 this summer/year, I'll just watch a LP on youtube.

For 4, absolutely; it's meant to tie up all the questions raised by the first three.  However, 3 is a chronological prequel to 1 and 2, so playing 3 first is perfectly acceptable.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on March 03, 2012, 07:48:48 pm
... Meh, I think I'll wait a few weeks/months to start playing the games; I mean, yesterday I started both Kamidori and Devil Survivor 2. The end result?: I started playing at 3 p.m. and ended up sleeping at 4 a.m. yesterday...
Also that gives me an excuse to find the Gamecube remake

BTW: Devil Survivor 2 is AWESOME. I'm loving it even more than the original.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on April 19, 2012, 11:46:08 pm
The Witcher 2 has a free update out now called the enhanced version. Just like they did for the first one. It's probably about 5 hours of extra content, and that new sorceress looks hot. I'm probably the only one on here that plays this though. Such a waste, this game is a 9.5 easy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_0f6GDlqdU&context=C45561c4ADvjVQa1PpcFNvn_wkXyv9byFC29aKuItD-sOfT9N8EEI= <--this is it. I absolutely love the music too.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on April 20, 2012, 09:33:38 am
I bought the first game, not even 4euro from gog.com. Haven't played it yet though. Maybe I test it later, but Genius of Sappheiros kept me busy for the last 4 weeks or so. (edit: And I still haven't even finished the main game in those ~75hours. And then there's the big postgame..)
However I'm pretty sure I dislike the storytelling like in every other wrpg as well. A lot of atmosphere gets killed by the protagonist having no "character". And the typical wrpg "freedom", to bark every now and then if you are a good/neutral/bad guy, and in what order you'd like to play your ministories.. won't be helping.

Although I actually heard that the second witcher has "routes" similar to VN. One step into the right direction. That's freedom. If in the end I have to do everything anyway.. it's not. And if only very few things change, it's not either.
You could probably compare it to a VN like Sharin no Kuni (most w-rpgs work like that, although they allow you to freely choose which ministory you'd like to do first) vs. something like Demonbane. (multiple routes)
And Sharin no Kuni counts as a linear story, even though some things do change depending on the things you choose. Western Rpgs are weird. Advertising their "nonlinear" stories and such.

edit: Just tried out "the witcher 1" and what can I say. A character you play with a personality? Who talks a bit, without you choosing a "I'm good/neutral/bad" beforehand? Color me surprised. If that doesn't change I think "the witcher" eliminates probably all my problems I have with wrpg story-telling. And the battles seem to be very fun as well. Well damn, a great first impression the game gives me. Those 4euro are probably not wasted.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on April 20, 2012, 03:10:00 pm
Well I'm definitely glad to hear you liked it so far. I feel like somebody is praising my child. The best part about that is The Witcher 1 is rather half assed compared to the 2nd one. I'm not saying it's bad, it was definitely fun. Just it was one of their first games and you can tell all the voice actors were relatively new to their jobs too. Taking all that into consideration the Witcher 1 was actually very well done.

I really wasn't expecting much when I started up the sequel, but it only took maybe 10-15 minutes for me to realize how ridiculously low my expectations were. The writing/storytelling, the voices, the graphics etc. Everything is near perfect for me. This is all for PC however, I honestly have no clue how the console version is. I don't know if they toned it down for kids to play it. Which would kill the entire game since it's biggest merit is how mature it is.

Also you are right about the choices. In the sequel after chapter 1 you take a huge split. The best comparison I can make is Radiata stories. Most of the game is done in those two separate sections, so the choices definitely matter. It's like two different games practically.

Oh and to continue on your VN comparison, including the route branches there is a decent amount of sex in it too. Some decisions can make certain women like you and you can uh...well you don't exactly enter a specific route for them but it changes the story a bit being with them. Certain scenes with that person etc.

One last thing, did you get the enhanced version of Witcher 1? Just like that link I posted for the 2nd one, the first one also had a free download patch. It was a much much bigger impact on the First Witcher though. Increased graphics, re-done voices, fixing lots of glitches etc. It's a free download on their site just in-case you didn't get it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on April 21, 2012, 03:39:51 am
Yeah, I got the enhanced one, already with patch 1.5. gog.com is related to the dev, which is why they offer the games there. Which is also the reason, why they give free enhanced witcher 2 backups for buyers there, and offer The Witcher 1 for 5dollar right now. (It normally costs 10) Well and that translates to not even 4euro. Which is so cheap, I simply bought it on a whim because I still had some leftover money on Paypal after my tales of graces f purchase last month.

First impressions are important, and it has quite a nice one. Although you can see that some of the animations are.. well. But I can live with that. It might look like some characters move in a way like those "alien-infected" guys in Men in Black or a bit like undead, but.. it's fine.
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Post by: hayate135 on April 25, 2012, 03:20:17 am
Going to start playing some old PS3 games as I remember that I actually have one gathering dust, just haven't been able to buy anything for it, even more so that I'm saving up pocket money for the new Star Wars MMO that recently caught my interest.

MGS4 was a game with fun gameplay and did well to tie up all the remaining loose ends of the series so I'll end up going for that first. Valkyria Chronicles will be next as it had a fresh battle system along with it's utilization of a simple, yet effective storyline. Shame the sequels are on the PSP as I don't have one. I feel bad for the fans of the Kingdom Hearts series that follow the series as a whole, seeing as the important titles span across like five different consoles, lol.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on April 25, 2012, 03:22:49 am
Are the handheld Kingdom Hearts games besides CoM actually important?  I've only played KH, KH: CoM and KH2 (one of these days when I have time for video games again I plan on doing KH: BbS).  I was under the impression the others were typical half-assed handheld tie-ins that no one actually cared about.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on April 25, 2012, 03:47:01 am
IIRC, other than Birth by Sleep like you mentioned, the new game developed for the 3DS holds a degree importance similar to CoM. BbS however should definitely be played as it's stated by Nomura to be as important as 1 and 2 "as being the series's '0'".
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on April 25, 2012, 04:39:25 am
even more so that I'm saving up pocket money for the new Star Wars MMO that recently caught my interest.

lol decided to give it a try after what I said eh. I pretty much just do dailies on there lately trying to gear up my Scoundrel(Rogue) in PvP gear. It's not the greatest mmo but the PvP is a hell of alot of fun when you find the right class for you. Most people play Jedi/Sith so a Scoundrel like me makes up maybe 1% of the population. It's just so hard to keep up as a normal human with everyone flying all over the place and speed bursting constantly, fucking Jedi. Still though it's all worth it when she puts that shotgun to the back of their heads and finishes them.

I am also starting up Xenoblade here within the week. I just recently found out that the makers of Xenogears made a new game for the Wii, I immediately had to obtain it considering how amazing Xenogears was. But I'm not going into it with insane expectations, a solid 8.0 will be good enough for me. After that I'll try out The Last Story or Pandora's Tower.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on April 25, 2012, 05:09:24 am
even more so that I'm saving up pocket money for the new Star Wars MMO that recently caught my interest.
lol decided to give it a try after what I said eh. I pretty much just do dailies on there lately trying to gear up my Scoundrel(Rogue) in PvP gear. It's not the greatest mmo but the PvP is a hell of alot of fun when you find the right class for you. Most people play Jedi/Sith so a Scoundrel like me makes up maybe 1% of the population. It's just so hard to keep up as a normal human with everyone flying all over the place and speed bursting constantly, fucking Jedi. Still though it's all worth it when she puts that shotgun to the back of their heads and finishes them.

I am also starting up Xenoblade here within the week. I just recently found out that the makers of Xenogears made a new game for the Wii, I immediately had to obtain it considering how amazing Xenogears was. But I'm not going into it with insane expectations, a solid 8.0 will be good enough for me. After that I'll try out The Last Story or Pandora's Tower.

"Makers of Xenogears"? What? That's news to me. While I didn't think Xenogears is one of the best things ever, its story is at least much much better than the crap XB delivers.
This is obviously just my opinion though. People like XB. But people also like Naruto. And that comparison isn't too bad, given the atrocious shounen clichés and heavy plot holes it suffers from. The beginning isn't that bad, but...
Oh and enjoy the terrible balancing.


And as for that starwars mmog. Isn't that the bioware thingy? Which is pretty much dead? (And not really good, objectively speaking) I never heard a good thing about that game. Only that it's basically in huge red numbers and A LOT of subscribers are running away. Sinking ship or something like that. If it's that game.. well, yeah.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on April 25, 2012, 07:47:51 am
For Xenoblade all I've read is good reviews about it, yours is literally the first that makes it sound half-assed and cliche like most the rpgs released in the past 5 years. I'll see for myself soon enough, and I pray this was just an isolated incident where the game just didn't work well with you on a personal level. I've had this happen a few times. Final Fantasy 9 being the one that I can think of off the top of my head. Even as a child still able to enjoy almost anything, I just couldn't figure out why I was the only one around me who found it to be ridiculously cliche and boring.

As far as Star Wars having people "run away", it's not too far off. It's basically the same as every other mmo to start, random bugs making some people un-sub(I've literally seen a few people quit cause a certain door wouldn't open), or the major one being that apparently end game doesn't have much to offer right now. I NEVER cared about PvE end-game, so this means absolutely nothing to me. I could never relate to the people on WoW because everyone wanted to fucking raid, I've never understood it. So yeah the big issue is this apparent lack of an end-game for raid obsessed players. PvP is fine, same setup as WoW and it's working. I guess the only difference is how you can fight your own side, which I personally find more entertaining fighting my own guild members than people I'll never talk to.

I mean if you want to base your opinion on all of the kids un-subbing because there are no 40 man raids for them to do on weekends, then yeah the game sucks. It's definitely proving to be a problem since originally my server was Heavy population most the day and now I almost never see it above Light. One thing I can agree on them bitching about is these random glitches screwing you over from time to time. Things that just shouldn't exist in a game that's been launched for over half a year. I spent 25 minutes getting this permanent stat booster only for the game to glitch and have me fall through the bottom of the balloon at the very end, making it all a complete waste of time and having to re-do it.

It's basically just being over-dramatized though. I started off in this one guild where everyone was having a really good time and then outta nowhere one of them started bitching about the lack of end-game and the glitches. He un-subbed and started bitching on the forums saying the same shit everyone else had been saying. Within 2 days the other 15 people in the guild who were completely fine before this, did the exact same thing. I could be wrong but it really just looks like Bioware's biggest problem right now is mob mentality. The same problem they are having with Mass Effect 3's ending. It's actually a very ingenious ending but it requires too much thinking so none of the kids picked up on it and couldn't figure out what the good ending was. Get a couple of highly viewed youtube videos of people complaining about it and it all went downhill from there.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on April 26, 2012, 08:43:16 am
Actually Xenoblade it's quite good, IMO. I've only just started it, but I'm already hooked on it. Shame on the low horsepower of the Wii, if not, the game would look even more beautiful (The enviroments looks amazing, but the character models... *shudder*)

About KH and the series as a whole. It's possible to skip Days and maybe Re:coded, but you should at least know what are the games about, especially about the ending of Re:coded. TBH, Days was there only to give some character development to Roxas, Axel and to introduce (and care about) the character of Xion, but it isn't really that necessary to know. Reading a character bio on that last character will suffice. The more important ones to play are BbS, KHI, CoM and KHII. It will also be necessary to play Dream Drop Distance, since it's the next major title, and supposedly KHIII should be next (Please make it happen, Nomura!)

Right now, aside from Xenoblade, I'm playing Kingdom Hearts II (Ironically, it's the only title in the series that I haven't played. I've just finished both Days and Re:coded the last week), CoM, just to play through Reverse/Rebirth, since I skipped it the first time I played it and The World Ends With You. The dual-screen combat is incredibly confusing, but otherwise I'm loving the game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on April 27, 2012, 05:31:54 pm
@gore
You bet. I don't mind that it doesn't offer that much end-game PvE content as I find that part of an mmo rather dull - repetition of a dungeon run just gear. The start/mid-game is usually the most exciting thing for me as there's new stuff to explore, things to get accustomed to, things are fresh, etc. It's also cool that it had some good pvp mechanics from what you say as I'm pretty big on that, depending on what the game is. I used to play something called Grand Chase, which in retrospect is a pretty trashy f2p mmo (and incidentally thats where the "LOLi" incident occured that I mentioned before), but the pvp was fun as hell - ending up being the only reason I kept playing the game for as long as I did.

Anyways, I got the infamous Yellow Light of Death on my PS3 just now. Fun stuff.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on May 06, 2012, 11:43:13 am
I've been wondering, but I don't want to create a new topic for just that

For my next console, what should I buy?
you see, next week I'll have enough money to buy myself a new console, but only one (technically, I can afford both, but I need to save some cash to make some payments?), and I'm still unsure as to what to buy
Should  I buy a Nintendo 3DS, or a PS3?
Which one will be better in the long run?
Should I buy the more expensive console now, so that when I want to buy the cheaper console it'll be easier? (keep in mind, the prices here in Mexico are higher than those in the US, and the salary isn't as high)

Right now, I'm not playing anything. I just sold my DSi for the reason above, and I haven't really wanted to play Xenoblade, since I don't want to get too hooked now that the finals are coming.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on May 06, 2012, 01:20:40 pm
I hate handhelds so I would automatically go with the PS3. It really all depends on what you like to play. The only handheld I ever had was the first gameboy. The Mario and Double Dragon were alot of fun, even if I never could beat the DD.

By the way how far into Xenoblade did you get? Yesterday I finally gave it a try and played for half a day. It was fun as hell and I didn't do any story at all till later on. Just hours of questing, collecting, trading etc. I got the one girl the full bathing suit that costed way too damn much, and I managed to find every single person to trade for the insane heavy armor set for the tank guy.

So here I am, completely decked out dying for a good boss fight. I decide to advance the story completely confident that I'm going to obliterate whatever comes at me. I get inside that cave where the first boss worm-thing pops out of the ground, and it fucking DESTROYS me.

For starters I hate how you can't split your team up before engaging, because as soon as he sees you/attacks you he sprays an aoe poison which is going to hit all members every-fucking-time because of this, very irritating. Then my over-geared tank is somehow still taking way too much damage, and despite putting all his skill points into taunts HE STILL CAN'T KEEP HATE. Every time I backstab with the chick the damn boss turns around and starts crit'n me for half my life.

Now for the worst part, they only give you one heal(which I even skilled too btw) and it heals for almost nothing. I don't even see items you can use for healing. Apparently I just don't know how to play this game because this worm is completely wrecking me.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on May 06, 2012, 01:38:36 pm
Yeah... confidence will destroy you in this game. A SINGLE MOOK killed my character (Fiora) when trying to kill some flying things. Thank god that you can keep your EXP and items even after you are killed.

Well, tbh, I didn't go too far, I just roamed around just like you since it was incredibly fun (how many games can boast that, btw? I specially loved when I threw myself into the lake under Colony 9). In story I'm in the part where you need to go to the... mines, I think?. Anyway, is when you switch Fiora for Reyn.

Sadly I love handhelds, but I also need to consider a lot of things. I'm just hoping that the next Persona and Kingdom Hearts games are developed for the PS3.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on May 06, 2012, 03:17:06 pm
Eh, Xenoblade has some of the shittiest balancing ever. Only your level matters. ONLY. Forget everything else. You are 5 levels over an enemy's level? Well, you won't be hit. The enemy is 5 levels over yours? You don't hit it. More or less at least. And if you are someone who does all the quests, you WILL be overleveled.
Also the support sucks. Aside of only one person capable doing it (no, you don't have her yet), even her heals aren't enough for a HP-tank.

These things don't really matter for "casuals" just playing through the game, but as soon as you get a bit into the system, you'll realize it hinders the fun very very much. The item-menu does the same. Wasting hours to clean it up every now and then isn't fun as well. But it's just such a waste of potential. Shitty balancing, the great setting is not used at all. And the story.. well it starts fair enough. But it then becomes worse and worse and worse.. if you ask me at least.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on May 06, 2012, 03:59:28 pm
Eh, Xenoblade has some of the shittiest balancing ever. Only your level matters. ONLY. Forget everything else. You are 5 levels over an enemy's level? Well, you won't be hit. The enemy is 5 levels over yours? You don't hit it. More or less at least. And if you are someone who does all the quests, you WILL be overleveled.
Also the support sucks. Aside of only one person capable doing it (no, you don't have her yet), even her heals aren't enough for a HP-tank.

These things don't really matter for "casuals" just playing through the game, but as soon as you get a bit into the system, you'll realize it hinders the fun very very much. The item-menu does the same. Wasting hours to clean it up every now and then isn't fun as well. But it's just such a waste of potential. Shitty balancing, the great setting is not used at all. And the story.. well it starts fair enough. But it then becomes worse and worse and worse.. if you ask me at least.

The final boss was the biggest example of this, I couldn't beat him so I leveled from 78 to 80 and his damage got cut in half. The way the calculate damage and accuracy in the game is really strange (it was also really fucking annoying because to get that single level i had to reload from the point of no return, which made me then go through an hour and a half sequence again before I got back to the final boss) so yeah, for anyone playing make sure you're atleast 80 before going past the point of no return, unless you want to waste a shitton of time.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on May 06, 2012, 10:42:05 pm
Wow what the hell? It's all calculated through level? I'm a whole 1 level below the boss and it's clearly making a huge difference. Which is a bit odd when I take into consideration how much extra shit I did before advancing the story. Now I've kinda lost interest if it really is setup this way.

It just doesn't make any sense, WHY would it be setup that way? The whole game is based off of extra content, an "open world rpg" they call it. Yet this extreme level based system destroys the whole point of doing all the extra shit(which is what the game is based off of). Did we all just happen to get an April fools version of the game?

Ugh I was having so much fun too...oh well time to try Last Story. That or go through Witcher 2 again with all the new content.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on May 07, 2012, 04:22:44 am
Eh, you can still have fun, but yeah. It's VERY level based and you basically end up at least 5 levels of enemy-levels by doing all quests you can, for a long time. This means, nothing will give exp, a challenge or even attack you on their own accord.. except special monsters.

Like I said, it wasted potential. A WHOLE DAMN LOT of potential. Very very bad balancing kills it pretty good. All those nice special monsters lurking around.. but only really your level matters. (Sometimes being something like one level higher than an enemy can also be a problem though. The monado seems to not trigger when you are "too strong", but that "too strong" isn't necessarily right, which can get you into big big trouble.. but that's RARE)
The "only one support", too weak hp healing, way too many useless battle-techs and abilities aren't helpful either.

But you can still play it if you like exploring. It might waste its setting, but that doesn't change the relatively big locations you travel through. And many locations have a few enemies which are completely out of your league. (I think that happens in the very first area already, so you probably know that) I found this the most fun.
Once I had to get an item from literally under the feet of a lvl70 or so spider. (They are sound-based enemies. As long as you don't run, they don't do anything) There were also cocoons all around in that room. They would've hatched the moment I'd accidentally run.
Sadly, that's actually the ONLY quest which wans you to do that. Get through a very high level cave, where you can't fight, and get a certain item.

This however doesn't change that the majority of the gameplay is kind of broken. They tried to be very casual friendly, so only your level counts. And they absolutely didn't care about balancing shit for other people. And look at its review ratings.. it worked. And I hate that.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: DxS on May 09, 2012, 12:33:00 am
Wow what the hell? It's all calculated through level? I'm a whole 1 level below the boss and it's clearly making a huge difference. Which is a bit odd when I take into consideration how much extra shit I did before advancing the story. Now I've kinda lost interest if it really is setup this way.

It just doesn't make any sense, WHY would it be setup that way? The whole game is based off of extra content, an "open world rpg" they call it. Yet this extreme level based system destroys the whole point of doing all the extra shit(which is what the game is based off of). Did we all just happen to get an April fools version of the game?

Ugh I was having so much fun too...oh well time to try Last Story. That or go through Witcher 2 again with all the new content.

Yeah unfortunately, though generally the level system doesn't bug you too much even if you don't do sidequest i know i didn't do a lot till later and the first time I ever had any massive problems with enemies were endgame when i came to a boss and I was suddenly 8 levels below it for some reason even though I was almost even with the last boss (It's a certain annoying boss in the stomach for anyone that those who played it will probably remember as the most annoying boss in the game, especially since the difficulty spikes on it). It's still fairly fun regardless of that though, and I'd say it's really the only one of the wii's 3 touted jrpgs that is truly great, so I'd definitely recommend continuing.

Also DO NOT PLAY THE LAST STORY. For the love of god that game was so fucking terrible, there wasn't a single fucking good thing about it. Talk about a waste of time and money, I swear to god critics must have been either high or paid incredibly large sums of money to give it high scores. It is a terrible game and it makes me laugh that sakaguchi talkes about the death of final fantasy nowadays and goes on and puts out the shittiest rpg i've had the dispeasure of playing this gen.

Seriously do not waste your time, the character models are okay, but the framerate stutters constantly and the environments looks disgusting. The story reads like something out of the mind of a random 12 year old fanfic writer riddled with cliches and completely undeveloped character (which is especially bad/hilarious when they try to have emotional scenes, which don't even work because we don't really fucking know anything about the characters), the "love story" is apparently the central element of the entire game, but it fucking sucks and has no development yet the characters instantly insist that they love each other and want to marry, and the combat is both terrible and extremely easy. There is not a single good thing about The Last Story and I do not recommend anyone playing it unless they are a massive masochist, who would love wasting their time and (don't even pirate it, it's not worth the download time or hardrive space, or disk you may use to burn it).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Kiru on May 09, 2012, 11:40:57 am

Seriously do not waste your time, the character models are okay, but the framerate stutters constantly and the environments looks disgusting. The story reads like something out of the mind of a random 12 year old fanfic writer riddled with cliches and completely undeveloped character (which is especially bad/hilarious when they try to have emotional scenes, which don't even work because we don't really fucking know anything about the characters), the "love story" is apparently the central element of the entire game, but it fucking sucks and has no development yet the characters instantly insist that they love each other and want to marry, and the combat is both terrible and extremely easy. There is not a single good thing about The Last Story and I do not recommend anyone playing it unless they are a massive masochist, who would love wasting their time and (don't even pirate it, it's not worth the download time or hardrive space, or disk you may use to burn it).

To be fair, Xenoblade has a similarly bad story, maybe even a worse one. After its decent start it quickly became.. well, something which you described there. And I'm not a fan of clichés like MC meets a girl of similar age, so the girl must fall in love with him ASAP... which happens without them even really talking or something like that. It's just retarded.
Aside of the characters being only plot-devices and all those plotholes of course. Especially hilarious how ff12 was bashed because of a very similar "characters are only plot-devices" problem and nobody cares about that in Xenoblade.

Well, whatever. In the end this is all a matter of taste. I don't know Last Story, but I know, there are people liking it. And not just a few. So yeah.
I personally also have a very hard time believing it's worse than Xenoblade, but.. that's just me.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on May 10, 2012, 01:47:01 pm
You know, just for shits and giggles, I'm gonna play TLS (skipping Xenoblade for now. 20-ish hours vs 100 hours? I'll pick the first one, thanks) as soon as I'm done with my finals.
Can't be that bad. I've liked a lot of "bad" games in the past and I've only dropped 2 for not liking them (Dante's inferno, God Of War) so most likely I'll play it to the end
EDIT: The opening... well... i'll still give it a chance, but it was kinda a let down, they tried to cram too many things to my liking, and to not have the ability to dodge roll if attacks are set to manual it's pretty bad.

EDIT2: And the console that I ended up buying was a 3DS! Mostly because its price was slashed by a whopping 35-40% in a store near my home. Now (sorta... still in exams) playing  Super Mario 3D Land and 3D Classics Kid Icarus
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on May 19, 2012, 10:00:27 pm
Been looking for an excuse to use my dusty Wii sometime this summer, so if you end up finishing TLS with a good impression or drop it due to it turning out to be crap, let me know. Can always use a good ol' JRPG once in a while.

Grats on the 3DS, it'll definitely be guaranteed all the more worth it once you get to rock the 3DS Smash Bros on it.

Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on May 23, 2012, 08:17:20 pm
Finishing TLS will have to wait. As usual, with the last few weeks of the semester in my college comes a shitload of work and final exams, so I've basically haven't played anything aside from SM3DL when commuting (an hour per day, basically). Add to that that I'm letting my sister take the Wii when she goes back home for vacations (two weeks max, thankfully)...

Hey, thanks!. I've been wanting one of these things since they were announced, and with the E3 around the corner... :D
Still want my PS3 (and possibly a Wii U xD), though. Most likely I'll work in summer so that I can buy one soon.

EDIT: Aaaand... finally finished Super Mario 3D Land (that includes the level S-Crown). Took me around 20 hours to get every single thing but it was very much worth it. It totally exceeded my expectations of the game, btw. Now... I don't know what to play, I'm not exactly dripping with cash, so most likely I will rent something from my local game store. Man, July 31 can't come soon enough (Gonna buy KH 3D day one if possible)

EDIT 2: Started to play Tales of the Abyss. Finally managed to track down the game for cheap, so, let's see how this one turns up.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on June 04, 2012, 08:23:26 pm
Ah, that's another title I forgot about that's coming on the 3DS, KH3D. As much as I'm looking forward to that, I'm not in any rush as no such 3DS is in my posession. But that must be pretty awesome, going to a midnight/day one release is enticing itself.

Tales of the Abyss huh? Post up how it goes afterwards; I'm looking for JRPG PS1-2 titles for this mid-summer as I want to get that traditional/classic mid 90's to mid 2000's JRPG feel going.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on June 05, 2012, 06:48:18 am
I did a review back on page 21 about Abyss. As a whole though it was really just me bragging about how amazing Anise was. tldr version: use Anise. Best npc partner you'll ever find. I really need to find another rpg with battles/customization that I enjoyed as much as Abyss, but everything I try just sucks lately. Preferably with a good story too but I think that's just impossible these days when it comes to jrpgs. Maybe I'll just play Xenogears again.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on June 05, 2012, 09:12:07 am
They just don't make RPGs like before, right? The only ones that are in my radar are Shin Megami Tensei IV and Persona 4 Golden. I've already said that I want KH3D but I admit that the story of the KH universe is a mess. (maybe also Versus XIII but the thing is a joke of every E3 and TGS)
Maybe is time to try some DS and PSP RPGs? There are plenty on those consoles, so maybe you'll find something nice, and if portable just isn't your thing, try using an emulator (seriously, you should see the PSP emulator thread on NeoGAF starting on page 3. My god, those things are beautiful)

I would love if something nice was announced on today's conference (Nintendo).
Welp, one can only hope.
Time to get ready to watch the presentation, btw. Starts in 50 minutes.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on June 16, 2012, 01:37:24 pm
Maybe I just suck with tech/troubleshooting, but I can't seem to find how to play Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on a psp emulator (the one you mentioned at least), specifically that when I load the game, it doesn't load at all, just stays on that black screen. Oh well, might just be that game.

They just don't make RPGs like before, right?
^

It's a bit of a shame that, based on feni's review, that the protag's a hetare. I don't know why this protag archetype's so popular to use. I can understand that that way, it's easier to give the character some character development, but still...

Anyway, how was the presentation? I kind of forgotten about E3 this year. What were notable presentations/games this time around?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on June 16, 2012, 07:01:35 pm
Don't fret about the PSP emulator. It is still under development, so obviously a lot of things are broken. If you can read japanese maybe you'll want to try with the PC version?

In the E3 not that much was presented, sadly. The best thing that was announced on the Nintendo front was Fire Emblem and perhaps Castlevanaia, and they weren't even planning on announcing FE it that day. Neither Microsoft nor Sony fared better (Sony at least had The Last of Us. That game looks stunning). Oddly enough, the best conference came from Ubisoft... IIRC the best games that were presented were Watch_dogs, The Last of Us, (if you're into shooters, unlike me) a new Gears of War and perhaps Tomb Raider, plus a few portable titles.

And which game, btw? Tales of the Abyss?. Perhaps, but so far at the very least is interesting, and I know that the best plot twist are still to come (read a few on its tvtropes page Dx)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mohlt on June 18, 2012, 04:54:17 am
Maybe I just suck with tech/troubleshooting, but I can't seem to find how to play Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on a psp emulator (the one you mentioned at least), specifically that when I load the game, it doesn't load at all, just stays on that black screen. Oh well, might just be that game.

It worked fine, when I tried playing right after english version release...
a) broken/modified image file(custom loader)
b) emu updates broken something and game doesn't work(try older revisions)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on June 26, 2012, 02:06:43 pm
Hmm, I might as well buy the game haha, gave up on it as I tried several things by now. Either that or I'll play the PC version. Thanks for the tips though IVX.

I haven't checked out much of what was unveiled in E3 yet, but I've seen what they;ve shown with Last of Us. Gonna be on my hotlist for sure, game looks gorgeous in every way. That mention of Fire Emblem perks my interest as well, what was it about? I'm hoping that they throw in the classical Fire Emblem element where getting an A with your support influences character endings, since it seems to have been watered down in Radiant Dawn (didn't/don't plan to play it).

Yeah, I'm still gonna play Tales of the Abyss regardless, either try to find a copy in a stack of PS2 games at a local gamestop or just dl it for use with my neglected PS2 emu.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Belgaesh on June 27, 2012, 09:30:50 am
Since last month I've been playing Diablo III, which is quite a good game.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on June 27, 2012, 08:32:19 pm
I'm starting to fed up with my laptop. A 1 Ghz dual-core processor and an Intel GMA X3100 video card? In these times this is a joke (and the processor speed is right, it's underclocked to keep it fresh)

Well, lately I've been playing Portal (The original, feel free to quote me with a Slowpoke picture) It's quite amazing, but I just forgot that I had this on my Steam account.
Also, I've been replaying Ocarina of Time 3D, Ys origin (the steam version) and Far Cry (though I only started this one, might hold on until I get a better PC)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on July 18, 2012, 06:15:48 am
Still playing swtor, dota 2, and a little bit of D3 now. On a personal level Diablo 3 is horrible for me compared to D2. For starters the new skill setup is absolute shit. They severely cut down on the customization and if that wasn't bad enough some classes are just broken. To explain I'll use Witch Doctor as an example. In order to play him on Inferno difficulty you MUST get the passive that increases your mana regen by a huge amount, but this can only be done when you have 4 skills on cooldown. THIS is where it's broken though, you only have 4 fucking skills that can go on cooldown. So if there is a certain setup you would like to use with their already limited customization, too fucking bad.

The game is designed to be as un-social as humanly possible too. Your magic find is now factored by the groups MF. So if you have a ton of MF and someone joins with none, now the whole team has shit MF and nothing drops. To continue you can't really play with other people in Inferno where mobs can 2 shot you easily. People joining only makes the mobs much harder to kill with NO bonuses whatsoever. I mean sure if you get a really good team it's actually really fun but....I mean come on. This is battle.net we are talking about here.

I could however have overlooked all of this and had a somewhat enjoyable experience with this game....could have. IN A PERFECT WORLD where they didn't destroy my Necromancer. In Diablo 2 I looooved Summoner Necro and Summoner Druid. Now Druid isn't even in the game and Necromancer is "the new and improved" Witch Doctor. He has very limited summons and they are almost worthless. I really don't understand why they did this to me, or to all the Necro fans out there. All the other old classes remained the same for the most part SO WHY did they tear apart Necro? Now he's just another fucking Mage. A broken worthless shadow version of Mage.

There is still alot of people who enjoy it though so if you were interested in it I still say try it, look at Belgaesh for instance. Again though, on a personal level I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would love this game past maybe 1-2 playthroughs. Even then it's not worth the $50-60 price. $10-20 seems fair to me for what you get.


Actually I came on here to talk about Phantasy Star Online 2 but ended up wanting to rant about D3 after I mentioned it. I downloaded the JP Beta a few weeks ago and played it here and there a bit. It's a very well done sequel and I'm looking forward to it when it comes out next year in English. Yes in English, I'm already done with this JP shit. They said there was a very supportive English community but so far I've only met a bunch of smug kids, and if that wasn't bad enough all the JP's refuse to play with English users. That's how it was for me but could just be bad luck so far. It's not like I'm dying to play it though so I might as well just wait. Although I don't quite understand why it's going to take 12 months to localize this. If I were to compare all the text to a VN I'd say the length would maybe reach uh....the common route for your average medium length game? Eh that's a bit vague but really there isn't much to it. It's not like there is a severe intricate story involved, it's just an action game. Convert the NPC names, Shop names, and Items. That's it. Hell there isn't even proper sentences outside of the tutorial, it's all just names. It's gotta be some other reason for the huge delay. Involving some ridiculous business excuse I'd prefer to never hear anyways.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 28, 2012, 10:03:31 pm
^You seriously didn't have any luck for that, huh? Well, at the very least you were able to try the game and get more or less a feeling of how it is, mechanics-wise. I seriously doubt that in the current state of my laptop I would be able to run the game.

Anyway. I seriously don't know how it came to this, but... playing Call of Duty: Black Ops... Wii version Dx
I think that it was the fact that my computer wouldn't be able to run it decently or that I don't have an HD console, so it was my only option to play it. Still, decent game. Might finish it this week.

Other than that, maybe I'll continue with Epic Mickey and finally start with Xenoblade and/or The Last Story.

Right now, my playthrough of Tales of the Abyss is in Hiatus. At least, until I can manage to get enough money to get another game for the 3DS. That might happen next week, just in time for Kingdom Hearts 3D xD
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on July 31, 2012, 12:33:42 am
"Might finish it this week" caught my attention. I always knew fps games had campaigns but I never tried getting back into em. The last one I enjoyed was Goldeneye for 64. After that I tried several ranging from Crysis 1-2 and ending with Fear, none of em worked for me with the exception of Half-life 2. I was just wondering what the campaign was like in that CoD you're playing. Does it have an actual interesting story?

I literally just remembered that the best fps game I played was Metro 2033, and this is surprising in several different ways. For starters as I said fps campaigns usually suck to me as a whole. And then the biggest surprise was how I HATE games that are based off of horror. It's not horror itself that bothers me, it's just how cliche and retarded all the horror games are designed. Metro 2033 though was fucking amazing, I probably even talked about it in this thread before. Almost the whole game was story-based...if that makes any sense. It was just alot of events one after another and the horror aspects were actually very interesting. None of this Crysis shit where you do 20 seconds of story and then travel to location x killing the same mobs over and over. Rinse and repeat that 30-40 times and you've reached the end of Crysis. It's sad how unknown Metro 2033 is too. At the very least every-time I tried bringing it up in a convo about games nobody seems to know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 31, 2012, 11:44:47 am
I've heard about Metro, but as I said, I don't have a decent pc or an HD console to play it (iirc, it was also in consoles, wasn't it?). Still, I'm all in for the lesser known titles, and from what I've heard, it looks like a good FPS to play. I also don't like all that much FPS games (I feel like they flooded the video games market way too much, so I usually dislike them even more. Less chance for more diverse titles) but once in a while I play one or two, but only if the story is decent enough or one of my friends bugs me enough to give one a chance.

The campaign in Black Ops is decent. At the very least, the story is serviceable enough to keep me playing and know what happens in the end. Still, I preferred the story in Modern Warfare (the original), even if both are a bit like you described Crysis (not at that degree, though)

Funny thing about Half Life (1 and 2): I tried to play both, but I couldn't. Not because the games were bad, but because whenever I play one of those, the most I can withstand without getting a headache is 10-15 minutes. More than that, and I get a headache for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on July 31, 2012, 12:51:10 pm
Have you tried to change Half-Life's FOV ?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on July 31, 2012, 02:53:00 pm
^Never thought about it before (I didn't even knew what it was before now). I will try doing that the next time I re-download the game. Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on August 11, 2012, 05:41:17 am
I never played anything based off a show/movie of value that I can remember, at least past Super Nintendo days. But that new adventure game for The Walking Dead is a work of art. I just finished the 2nd part and it was a 9/10 for me easy, maybe even a 9.5 that's how much I enjoyed it. There is a lot of real-time choices you have to make that change how the rest of the game is played out, it's pretty much just a VN with a bit of gameplay since a good deal of the game is just dialogue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlNOxb-7oQU here's a playthrough of the first episode without commentary(I hate commentary), just watch the beginning if you're interested and want to see what the game is like.

Outside of this I haven't been playing much. Just waiting on Guild Wars 2 to come out.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on August 17, 2012, 06:08:58 pm
FINALLY got my ps3 fixed, but since it's been so long + the YLOD, I don't have any new games. Just MGS4 and some COD titles, along with Valkyria Chronicles.

Replaying MGS4 and I now remember just how complex the series was, and how it manages to tie everything up. It kind of makes me sad to see how much effort and time I've spent sneaking by without getting spotted in attempts to get a good title in the end in my second or third playthrough, compared to running and gunning with end-game weapons and getting through the areas in a blink. But it's always satisfying to use the Tanegashima and blowing away everything away with a tornado.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on August 25, 2012, 11:37:57 pm
For now, I dropped TotA. I just bought a brand new PS... 2 (It was incredibly cheap, I had the money, and I can re-sell it for twice the price I paid, so why not?) and a friend of mine lend me his memory card and Kingdom Hearts 2

Finally playing that game, after so many tries in an emulator. Quite good, but maybe I should have started the game on Normal. To be honest, I'm not really complaining about the difficulty, but rather, there are some sections of the game where you have to play for 10-15 minutes and if you can't make it past there, you have to replay all that part again.

Now, if I could only get enough money for a PS3... It was cheap in the same place where I bought the PS2, but I still can't get that much money easily (or rather, I could, but I would have to starve for a week or two before I could afford it without consequences)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on August 29, 2012, 10:53:29 am
I been playing Guild Wars 2 non-stop since I got that early access on the 25th. I mean I was expecting it to be entertaining on some level but I didn't think I'd love it this much. Right away at level 1 you can jump into player vs player, it immediately bumps you up to max level and gives you all the skills/traits for you to customize and your gear too. It basically sets it on level ground so everything is completely skill based and barely anything to do with gear. The amount of different ways to setup a class is insane too, just so many different skills and traits to combine probably hundreds per class.

You don't get any experience for regular pvp but you do for world vs world pvp. Which is basically you and 2 other servers fight over continents for control of castles and towers etc. You do also get scaled to level 80 in this as well but you however don't get all the skills / traits. So if you go in as a level 1 you'll have the stats of a 80 but you'll have almost no skills to use. You get exp for it though and I've seen many people just leveling through that because they don't like pve.

Some prick took the name Feni though. I was one of the first people on the damn game and somehow it was already taken, which has always been my rogues name.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on September 06, 2012, 02:59:20 am
Been hearing a lot about that game, Feni. It's usually something like "woah. thought the first was alright, but i didn't expect to love this game THIS much" and so forth. I'll probably pick this up and SCII: Heart of the Swarm later on in the year as opposed to the Star Wars MMO since I have to be picky with my money, not that that's changed much haha.

One thing I'm getting for sure in the immediate future is the DayZ mod for Arma 2. Saw a steal, Arma2+Operation Arrowhead (need that game and it's expansion since that's what the mod is based on) for $20, going to get it tomorrow. Basically, what this mod is about is that it's basically a zombie-post-apocalyptic/mmo-shooter/survival/persistent-world game. Sounds like a messy mix, but here, it works. You start off with few items, and basically have to scavenge around the massive 225 square kilometer map for food, water, medical supplies (there's a food, water, and blood meter. The first two should be obvious but the last mentioned is related to status of your body; you can break bones if you jump off huge distances, start to bleed if you're hit by a zombie or shot repeatedly), weapons, basically the usual list of items you'd expect a survivor would need in a post apocalyptic world overrun by zombies. And this is all persistent, meaning that whatever you get, wherever you log off, it'll carry over every time you log in, no matter what server.

The catch though is that if you die, you pretty much start all over. So that places a huge, huuge weight on really surviving as there's actually a consequence for dying, unlike in other games like COD or other zombbie games; it encourages you to play smart such as not going all out with risks, like running without any notion of stealth through towns filled with zombies, recklessly getting into firefights with other players, or sprinting all over the place, as you could spotted by zombies, or worse, players.

The player with player interaction is a huge aspect of this game. As there's a need for necessary supplies and ammo, tension is ever-present among players. This opens up to thoughts such as "I see a player with little ammo getting chased by multiple zombies, should I help him? Would I be forced to use up too many supplies to help him? Will he betray me afterwards to take my stuff? Or should I let him die so I can take his stuff? I'm running low on food, and I have with that player with a lot of food over there needs , can we safely trade? Or will he shoot me halfway and just grab my stuff? That player over there wants to team up, can I trust him". I find this incredibly an incredibly unique gaming experience, and can be truly immersive unlike many other games of similar genres.

So it's probably best to play with friends, that way you can team up to take on goals, scavenge towns, and watch each other's backs from other players intent on getting your stuff, or find really trustworthy players and add them to your in-game team to increase your ranks. The whole group aspect also opens up to a lot of interesting possibilites, exciting or incredibly terrifying. If you're in the middle of scavenging a town by yourself or are somewhere in the map, it's always possible to encounter a group of players working together. Which brings up the whole decision making process, call friends to try to take them on, wait for them to pass, take a risk by trying to kill one or two of them, run away before they get a lock on your position and start following you, then loot the bodies, etc.

There's a lot to the mod, I should probably stop right here as I'm getting into fanboy mode and I sound like an advertiser for the game. If anyone's interested, definitely check out youtube videos or articles as it's been picking up a lot of attention lately (mod came out around 4 months ago). You'll find out a lot more yourself that way, much more so than I can eloquently put to sufficiently describe the extent of what it has to offer.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on September 23, 2012, 04:05:30 am
I had actually been interested in that DayZ mod awhile ago, but when I looked into it up it turned out to just be one map. I saw these guys finish it in a few hours. Everything you are mentioning is completely different from what I had watched online. Must be something else they added I'll have to look that up as well.

As for me same as last month, still just playing GW2 and looking for a good RPG to play. Incase anyone ends up playing it I'm on the Tarnished Coast server mostly playing Ekria so just whisper her. Picture of me just sitting around on her waiting for the Tequatl(Dragon) Event to start up. Was going to link a video of him but an initial search brought up horrible quality or those one commentary videos I dislike.

[spoiler](http://s14.postimage.org/pnpuvvo8x/gw004.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uz4rglabh/full/)[/spoiler]

Spoilers don't work anymore, or am I just doing that wrong? I coulda swore that was the correct way but it has been quite awhile.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on September 23, 2012, 12:01:48 pm
I had actually been interested in that DayZ mod awhile ago, but when I looked into it up it turned out to just be one map. I saw these guys finish it in a few hours. Everything you are mentioning is completely different from what I had watched online. Must be something else they added I'll have to look that up as well.

If they "finished" it, I don't think they were playing DayZ.  Afaik, that mod has no goal beyond survive as long as possible.

And yes, spoiler tags have been broken for a while.  I couldn't locate whatever plugin we installed to get them in the first place and I still don't feel like figuring out a brand new one since the forums still aren't that active.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on October 01, 2012, 09:26:23 pm
So... I just started Silent Hill Shattered Memories, and am 3 hours in

While it still hasn't scared me (after all, I was playing at 3 p.m.) I still can't help but to wonder myself a how pretty the game is, even if you take into consideration that this is a Wii game. The lightning is very well done, and although turning on the lamp makes the fps suffer, it is still a good trade off.

Oh, yeah, this was a game, so, impressions, right? Is pretty good, although I'm still holding my full impressions until I have played a bit more of it.

Sadly, I spoiled myself with the biggest spoiler of the game a few years ago, so I know that I won't be shocked by that twist ending ¬¬.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Rinali on October 01, 2012, 09:42:39 pm
I realize that it's been a while...but I finally got around to playing Xenoblade. I like it.

I went back and looked at what you guys said about the level system and healing and such and I definitely understand, but I think it gets a lot better once you get farther into the story (don't remember if you all continued or not). Plus, I found an exploit I can use to really even the playing field around enemies 10+ my level; it's just that you need certain pieces of equipment or certain gems in order to fight them properly. So now I really am pretty much obliterating everything that I encounter.

Story's not superb, since there are some scenes that I kinda just laughed at, but it's not terrible either. I was disappointed with the graphics though, because I'd heard that it was a good looking game on the Wii (shouldn't have believed it), but well, I don't care all that much. Hopefully I can get through the game once soon and start a second playthrough for everything that I missed so far.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on October 03, 2012, 11:37:49 pm
@Marche90
I hear you with spoilers, but it's pretty fun in it's own way if you know some things before hand, like how things start to lean that way or how they set things up for that to happen, as you go along in the game. Speaking of the Wii, the new Wii U's coming out next month huh. Kind of hard to believe the current gen is already wrapping up and paving way for the next. I still feel as if a PS3 is a mighty high-tech piece of equipment that still has a good five years or so. It could just be me starting to get old-school, and that I haven't gotten a chance to play with the current gen that for the past few years due to this-or-that, enough to make me feel like "this is current gen and it's really starting to become obsolete".

Recently finished a freeware game called "Ib". For those that don't know, it's a freeware game made sometime earlier this year by a Japanese individual that goes by 'kouri' online, made using Enterbrain's RPG Maker. It's a horror game, but it's really not all that scary, just enough to keep you on edge and playing. The more challenging aspect game-play wise would be the puzzles, though again it's not too difficult either, extending to the point where you can't quite turn your brain off and breeze through. I feel like the main appeal is it's minimal and small-scale presentation. And that carries on to it's storytelling, which I enjoyed much for what it was.

For those interested:
Original Japanese (http://kouri.kuchinawa.com/game_01.html)
English-patched (http://vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/ib.htm)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on October 04, 2012, 02:26:17 am
Kind of hard to believe the current gen is already wrapping up and paving way for the next.

This has already been one of the longest console generations in history by a big margin (the 360 launched in late 2005) and there's still no sign of a successor to the 360 or PS3 so I don't think we can even say it's ending yet.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on October 05, 2012, 11:32:14 pm
That's the scary thing about it, how far can we get? Meaning about the image quality and the console generation itself. However, you will find people saying and complaining about the tech being ancient... maybe it's true, but what do I know, I never had a good Gaming PC or even an HD console, so I haven't been spoiled by playing a game in a computer capable of pulling off 1080p/60fps

Maybe that's why I'm saying that.

@Hayate. Spoilers normally don't bother me at all. In fact, I actively hunt for spoilers, since that will tell me about what kind of game I am getting into. But this is one of the rare games where you just don't want to know that little tidbit of the story...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on October 05, 2012, 11:59:53 pm
Personally I felt we hit the peak of meaningful graphical performance somewhere during this generation, though I also have never had a high end gaming PC so maybe I would be able to see the difference if I got one.  Still, I'm convinced we've at least passed the point of diminishing returns, beyond which mere graphical improvements simply won't improve the gaming experience enough on their own to motivate new purchases.  And my theory is that's the biggest reason we still aren't seeing new consoles: there isn't all that much a PS4 or 720 could really do to make a genuinely superior gaming experience.

Of course, that's just in the eye of the average consumer.  It's pretty clear to me that if we had faster console hardware, then console games would be able to put more entities in the world (and make them more intelligent) at any given time without risking as many glitches or as much lag as we would normally expect.  That could be legitimately awesome.  But it's probably going to have to be a truly massive leap in sheer hardware power before they can start marketing advantages like that in a way that will really grab people.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Rinali on October 15, 2012, 12:17:30 pm
Don't know if anybody else already knows/would be interested, but thought this was a preeeeeetty good deal.

http://www.amazon.com/Absolutely-Great-Square-Pack-Download/dp/B009PNLAAW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Currently out of keys, but it says they'll be back in stock soon. 7 games + a DLC for $10 seems like a steal to me.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on October 16, 2012, 10:04:16 am
;_; crappy pc user here

Oh, well.

Now I'm playing Growlanser: Wayfarer of time. Pretty cool game, I already am 30 hours into the game, but nowhere near to finish it. I'm afraid of this week's exam because of this, I just can't put down the freaking game :-\

EDIT: FINALLY finished the game for good (well... good enough for me, anyway, I'm not getting all the endings) I clocked aroud 60-70 hours. Some rough spots here and there, but overall a pretty good experience. 8/10

Maybe the next game that I'll start will be Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. I was always curious about that game, and since now I have the chance...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Rinali on December 05, 2012, 11:18:26 pm
Necro!

Downloaded the eXceed 2nd demo yesterday, became obsessed with clearing stage 1 without getting hit once and I finally did it. Win. First time playing a danmaku game and finding them (this one at least) surprisingly addictive. I'll have to try Touhou sometimes...

My triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox-5KBr_azk

Yeah ok, so it's not all that impressive. But I'm happy.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: alexismaster on December 06, 2012, 01:43:22 am
I'll have to try Touhou sometimes...
Good luck with that ._.

My triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox-5KBr_azk
Wait a minute o_O
It's like a 2D version of Ikaruga :O
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Rinali on December 06, 2012, 02:06:05 am
It's like a 2D version of Ikaruga :O

You know, I've seen a bunch of comments saying the same thing on eXceed videos. Is Ikargua a Touhou game?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on December 06, 2012, 02:37:08 am
Oh, forgot about the existence of the "What are you playing" threads here.

In my case, just got Halo 4. Lot of nostalgia with the Halo series, still remember when a was a little one falling in love with Halo 1 at a party where there two system linked (remember that? haha) Xboxs running 4v4 slayer and I was learning the ropes. With online play as the norm and competitive split screen becoming less of a thing, it'll never be the same. Not without yelling across the hall to the other room with the linked system after a clutch victory, or playing on the same console and punching your friend on the arm after he gets a kill on you.

Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Rinali on December 07, 2012, 02:38:17 pm
Whoa. Is there a reason Ixrec/Sheeta's Touhou posts were deleted?

@hayate - How is Halo 4? I've heard mixed things about it, some saying it's a ripoff and others saying it's still pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh_TBxI5r0k - Went back and cleared stage 1 pretty much as perfectly as possible. This I'm rather proud of. It took me this long, though...wonder how long those Touhou people spent on those games = =
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on December 07, 2012, 02:45:30 pm
I have no idea what the hell happened to the forum.

And "ripoff" of what exactly?  The previous Halos?
(I actually saw a review get retweeted that criticized Halo 4 for not being enough like CoD, and everyone was calling the guy a dumbass for it)

I've never really played any Touhou for more than a week or so at a time, but I've managed to beat Perfect Cherry Blossom a few times on normal, I think I did Subterranean Animism on normal too at one point, and I did around six stages of Shoot the Bullet (which iirc has no difficulties).  Dunno if that gives any meaningful info.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Mazyrian on December 07, 2012, 03:39:54 pm
It gives the info that you are better than me, at least. My best achievement is beating all Mountain of Faith routes in normal. If I tried a bit more I could possibly also beat Ten Desires in normal.
Also, I beat Mystic Square in normal in my very first try, but I don't think many people care about the PC98 games.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on December 06, 2012, 09:07:45 am
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It's like a 2D version of Ikaruga :O

You know, I've seen a bunch of comments saying the same thing on eXceed videos. Is Ikargua a Touhou game?

Ikaruga has nothing to do with Touhou, but I'm pretty sure all three "games" (obv Touhou is a series, dunno if the other two are) are 2D bullet hells so I don't get that comment either, unless having 3D background art is enough to qualify as being a 3D game these days.

To save you some time/confusion later (and it is very easy to get confused by this if it hasn't been properly explained), the Touhou games are as follows:

The first set of Touhou games are for the PC-98.  I know next to nothing about these and I'm fairly sure that when most people think of Touhou they're thinking of the later Windows games, so you shouldn't worry about these.  In fact I'm fairly sure many of these aren't even bullet hells.
1) Highly Responsive to Prayers 東方靈異伝
2) Story of Eastern Wonderland 東方封魔録
3) Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream 東方夢時空
4) Lotus Land Story 東方幻想郷
5) Mystic Square 東方怪綺談
Now the proper Windows games.  The majority of these are proper bullet hells, and #6 or #7 definitely make the best starting points since later ones tend to be a tiny bit harder, and many seem to think those are the best (personally 7 is my favorite).  However, there are also some fighting games, and two which involve taking pictures of the enemy at close range rather than shooting them from the bottom of the screen (no, really).  These outliers are typically numbered with decimal points.
6) The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil 東方紅魔郷
7) Perfect Cherry Blossom 東方妖々夢
7.5) Immaterial and Missing Power 東方萃夢想 [fighting game]
8) Imperishable Night 東方永夜抄
9) Phantasmagoria of Flower View 東方花映塚
9.5) Shoot the Bullet 東方文花帖 [picture-taking]
10) Mountain of Faith 東方風神録
10.5) Scarlet Weather Rhapsody 東方緋想天 [fighting game]
11) Subterranean Animism 東方地霊殿
12) Undefined Fantastic Object 東方星蓮船
12.3) Touhou Hisōtensoku 東方非想天則 [fighting game]
12.5) Double Spoiler ダブルスポイラー [picture-taking]
12.8) Fairy Wars 妖精大戦争 [not familiar with this one, apparently it has a bullet-freezing mechanic?]
13) Ten Desires 東方神霊廟
13.5) Hopeless Masquerade 東方心綺楼 [fighting game]
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Sheeta on December 06, 2012, 11:04:39 am
Careful though, once you fall into the Touhou trap, you will never come out. You'll find yourself doing bizarre things like saving 1000+ pictures of your favourite touhou girl, listening to 200+ arrangements of the same song, and worst of all, trying to find ways to make the PC-98 games fit with the Windows continuity. (Marisa was going through a phase and dyed her hair, ok? That's why it's orange in SoEW!)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Rinali on December 06, 2012, 12:01:37 pm
Wow. Thanks for the info and heads up. I like how I type pc98 into google and the first three suggestions are emulator, rom, and touhou, and the first five results either have to do with Touhou or emulators.

How the heck does picture taking work...? And I take it that Touhou has good music then? Or people just made some really good remixes.

I looked it up, and Ikaruga is a bullet hell with the same type of game mechanism as eXceed (which is a short bullet hell series), where you absorb bullets the same color as you.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on December 06, 2012, 12:50:03 pm
In most bullet hells, the victory condition is simply killing the enemy (which usually means shooting them 3 trillion times before they shoot you 3 times).  In Shoot the Bullet and Double Spoiler, the victory condition is taking some number of pictures of the enemy before they shoot you some number of times.  The picture-taking process consists of holding down a button, so a rectangle appears around you, then moving this rectangle toward the enemy with the movement keys before letting go.  The rectangle shrinks as you move it, so you have to be fairly close to the enemy in order to successfully take a decent picture (there is a score threshold to define "decent").  And that's what makes it interesting: not only must you dodge the enemy's bullets, you must get within point blank range of them while doing so.  Plus, when you actually take a picture, any bullets within that picture get erased (this is where the name "Shoot the Bullet" comes from), which encourages you to carefully choose a moment to rush in toward a bullet pattern that's utterly unavoidable at close range and try to get the perfect shot just before that pattern collides with you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M94V2_StJsE <-- Here's the first set of levels.  Should be pretty easy to understand what's going on since those patterns aren't quite seizure-inducing.  Also, you have to wait for the camera to recharge between shots, so that's what the percentage on the crosshairs means.


Touhou does have good music, but what's really weird about it is the utterly absurd amount of fanwork that's sprung up around it, including countless remixes of the music (I'm a fan of East New Sound's remixes, Sheeta can probably recommend way more) and various doujin manga and VNs about the characters (arguably there's far more "fanon" about the Touhou characters than there is canon).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on December 06, 2012, 01:14:01 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4zLwlpPobU

None of us will ever be this good.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4zLwlpPobU&t=3m45s <-- scariest part)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Rinali on December 06, 2012, 01:31:09 pm
Wow...that's insane. I wonder how long it took them to find the tiny spaces that your hitbox fits through...

In the one after that, I feel like he's just messing around/showing off, not even using the entire stage...
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: alexismaster on December 06, 2012, 01:53:20 pm
Ikaruga is a great game, You should play it :P

13.5) Hopeless Masquerade 東方心綺楼 [fighting game]
I didn't know there was a 13.5 o_O

Going back to topic
Im currently playing Double Spoiler :D
These last post turned on my touhou-mode xD
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: TinFoil on December 07, 2012, 04:19:18 pm
Whoopsies guys, I was doing some database work and a couple of posts didn't propagate to their new home when there was some downtime. An artifact of restoring these lost posts is that the continuity of this thread has been disrupted.

The last two pages are broken, along with most of their post links. This is how the last two pages went.



And now this post should be the first in a chain of correctly ordered posts. Sorry about the mess.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Moriken on December 21, 2012, 01:27:43 am
Touhou...good music? Seriously??? From what I played, the original BGMs are just crap. Bad MIDI synths, uninteresting melodies. Sometimes it's amazing just how much some arrangers make out of the source material though - which reminds me that I'd like to hear Hiroki Kikuta's Touhou arrange album once. After all that man composed Seiken Densetsu II, so it can't be that terrible. But I'll never understand that phenomen. Ever.

(playing Tales of Phantasia PSX ver. now @ thread topic)
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on December 21, 2012, 09:57:13 pm
I wouldn't know how it became a thing either based on just hearing the original tracks alone. I just caught on after hearing some of the seriously great arrangements put out there by fans and cover bands.

@thread
Still casually playing Halo 4 online. Still looking for a good rpg that embodies the good ol' ps1+2 classics feel, so hit me up if anyone finds something they'd recommend. Doesn't matter if it's been released a while back, say ten years.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Marche90 on December 24, 2012, 08:23:49 pm
Posting on Christmas Eve feels so weird... (Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, btw)

Anyway. Which Touhou is the best? I finally got my laptop back, so I can finally install things properly, but it has nothing on it, so it's time to fill it up.

@Thread

Replaying Devil Survivor 2. DS2 The Animation's announcement got me in the mood lol
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on December 24, 2012, 08:26:13 pm
Like everything else, which is the "best" depends on personal preference.  But from what I've heard from the people I know #7 is a very strong contender.  No idea if that's representative of all Touhou players much less all bullet hell players.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on January 02, 2013, 07:24:45 pm
It occurred to me that I just finished playing three video games and it might make sense to comment on them here.

1) Halo 4: Exactly what I wanted.  The shooting feels the same as the previous installments but with new weapons, enemies and many other little tweaks to keep it fresh (god that sounds so cliche but it's true!).  No sign at all that Bungie's absence caused any problems.  My brother had an equally high opinion of the multiplayer, so there's that too.  Perhaps most importantly, it's still one of those rare games where turning the difficulty up the legendary makes it a fun challenge rather than tedious bullshit.  Even the story didn't seem to suffer at all.

2) Spec Ops The Line: Also exactly what I wanted, but of course I came into this one for the allegedly exceptional storytelling and not so much for the gameplay.  And holy hell did I get that.  I still feel like shit for the things that game made me do.  Sadly the shooting was the kind of 3rd person cover stuff which is always either no challenge at all, or you die the moment you pop your head up and simply can't win unless you memorize exactly where every enemy will be in advance.  So every so often that would get in the way of me enjoying the storytelling, but thankfully such times were few and far between.

3) Assassin's Creed III: Oddly enough, this is the only one I have mixed feelings on.  And by "mixed", I mean I enjoyed what I got it for (the story and setting) and got rather pissed off at everything else (several blatant glitches cropping up in perfectly normal gameplay, the sea of fetch quests and cow-clicker minigames I had no interest in, vague or poorly defined optional objectives, the inconsistency of basic mechanics like when I'm visible or not making it impossible to be legitimately stealthy, etc).  This is especially weird for me because it's the first time I've ever felt genuinely burned by a franchise I liked.  I think now I understand how people felt when they backlashed against Dragon Age 2 or Mass Effect 3 (I did play ME3 but unlike many I thought it was fine).  I really hope they get their act together for the next one though, because I still want more.  I just want it to stop tripping over itself with all the extraneous crap it's been accumulating and try to make the basic stealth and assassination mechanics fun again.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: princeofhavok on January 02, 2013, 09:16:48 pm
@Ixrec
I agree that the game was disappointing, but my reasons are different from yours. I seem to be one of the rare people who don't care about the gameplay or multiplayer and purchased the game for the story alone. I have been looking forward to each new game since the first one because the developers said it was supposed to be a trilogy (HA!) about the birth of the ultimate assassin ie. Desmond. [spoiler]While you do get to play as Desmond a great deal in AC3, the ending of the game was stupid, and the developers have stated AC3 will be the last game with Desmond as protagonist. Consequently, they crushed whatever remaining hope I had.[/spoiler]

@Thread
I am replaying Xenoblade Chronicles while waiting for the final release patch.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Rinali on January 02, 2013, 09:21:58 pm
There's a final release patch? >.>
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: princeofhavok on January 02, 2013, 09:24:58 pm
There's a final release patch? >.>

Of Rewrite. I need something long to take my mind off of it.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on January 02, 2013, 09:39:52 pm
@princeofhavok
I don't remember hearing that it was supposed to be a trilogy or be all about Desmond becoming the ultimate assassin, but oh well.  I do remember that Mass Effect's devs said that all the choices you made in the first two games would have a big effect on the ending, and I didn't have my heart set on seeing that happen but clearly that one turned out to be a big lie.  So I can understand why you might feel that way.  Still, if we ignore silly things like betrayed expectations, I thought the plot itself was quite good, though certainly not flawless.  The ending in particular I thought was a clever way of introducing a conflict for the next game beyond simply cleaning up Abstergo, not to mention a genuinely unexpected but meaningful main character death, which I always appreciate (honestly, that has me curious for what the assassins will do without him).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: princeofhavok on January 02, 2013, 09:42:05 pm
@Ixrec
Well yeah, he was the only real assassin as far as I could tell. Was the ability to free run lost as time went by or something? Hardcore Parkour.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on January 02, 2013, 10:25:17 pm
It's likely that some level of free running and combat skills run in the family just like Eagle Vision clearly does.

Anyway, it seems to me like Desmond's dad could easily use the Animus' bleeding effect to become just as unstoppable as Desmond was in AC3, since they obviously have all the same ancestors.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: princeofhavok on January 02, 2013, 10:32:51 pm
Well that would be...interesting, to say the least. Ezio may have kept his skills and body honed into middle age but I wonder if William Miles did the same. Let's just hope he and Shaun don't start a trend with the sweaters. Man, that just gave me a horrible mental image. The brotherhood reborn...in sweaters.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on January 02, 2013, 10:36:59 pm
Desmond's hoodie wasn't the most fashionable thing ever so I wouldn't be that horrified.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: princeofhavok on January 02, 2013, 10:50:49 pm
It's not that sweaters are unfashionable. In fact, they can look great. Shaun and William are actually good example of it working. However, they are not the protagonist of a game. Or true assassins. Look at it this way, imagine the final boss of Metal Gear Solid 4. If you haven't played it go youtube it. Now imagine that fight taking place, but Liquid Ocelot has a sweater on.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on January 02, 2013, 11:11:02 pm
@ACIII
Oh God the spoilers are burning my eyes @[email protected]

@Spec Ops
Oh wow, you played that too. Yeah I pretty much came into it for what I've heard about the story and how they handled it, and I got more than I expected. I still pause for a brief moment here and there for what I had to do during the [spoiler]phosphorus scene[/spoiler]. But yeah, the gameplay isn't anything noteworthy and is very much just a vehicle to progress the story, nothing more.

Currently playing Blackops II. As much as the COD series gets hate, I'm really enjoying it for what it is. It's a fast, fun addictive shooter as always, and they actually put effort into making the campaign/story immersive and the near futuristic setting cool. I felt like the devs really pushed hard using both small touches and drastic changes to breathe life into a series that focuses more time re-iterating than innovating.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on January 02, 2013, 11:19:06 pm
The funny thing about CoD for me is that I played the original back when it came out and got rave reviews from everyone (and most of the people who hate on later CoDs still say it was very good), and my interest since then has been steadily declining just because the games are so similar to each other and so multiplayer-focused (and I just don't play multiplayer).
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: princeofhavok on January 02, 2013, 11:21:09 pm
@hayate135 and Ixrec
Well, Treyarch and Infinity Ward do what they can. It is hardly their fault Activision keeps forcing a new game every year. At the rate this is going, we are likely to see the next gen COD games use the same six year old engine because no time is allocated to developing a new one. It's kind of cliche to say, but the big companies like EA and Activision are ruining the gaming industry. That said, it might not survive without them. Right now I am having nightmares about what is going to happen to Dragon Age III. I just know they are going to find some way to include multiplayer because every new game has to have multiplayer, right?
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: hayate135 on January 02, 2013, 11:56:00 pm
@havok
Can't say I share the same sentiments about big game companies like the ones you mentioned ruining -or even having that big of an impact on- the industry. They're simply providing for their target - delivering fast-paced and very accessible shooters to a wide audience. There are plenty of games and companies out there that enjoy great success and development for doing their own thing without some sort of influence from big name companies. Especially single-player exclusive/focused games. So I wouldn't worry about DA III going into some sort of rapid and unwelcome change due to overwhelming COD success, lol.

@ixrec
They definitely put in more effort into the story this time around and both it and the gameplay was immersive throughout, instead of the same old run-n-gun-til-yer-done and uninspired story developments/characters that you'd expect in every COD after MW1. Though I wouldn't say it's worth your $60 if it's just the campaign you'd buy it for.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on January 03, 2013, 12:22:54 pm
Right now I am having nightmares about what is going to happen to Dragon Age III. I just know they are going to find some way to include multiplayer because every new game has to have multiplayer, right?

I liked Neverwinter Nights which is what Dragon Age was based off of. I did the entire story through multi-player my second playthrough. Whether they include multiplayer in DA3 or not though I can already tell it won't make a huge difference for me. After DA1's expansion and DA2, I can only imagine how cliche/boring DA3 is going to be.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: princeofhavok on January 04, 2013, 06:42:15 pm
I don't mean that kind of multiplayer. Coop has always existed in CRPGs. I mean something like ME3's multiplayer.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Hackrabbits on March 05, 2013, 12:23:11 am
I wished that amaterasu could translate Hatsuyuki Sakura as well. :(
I love the visual novel so much.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Ixrec on March 05, 2013, 03:10:02 pm
There's already a project for Hatsuyuki Sakura.
Title: Re: The 'What are you currently Playing?' Thread
Post by: Gore on August 05, 2013, 09:15:34 am
This place is pretty dead but I'm gonna ask just incase, does anyone here play LoL? I got bored of HoN/Dota and moved over to that, enjoying it quite a bit more. Seems to have a wider fan-base so checking with all my old friends to see if there is any stragglers out there to play with.