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Postby Alice » October 25th, 2017, 5:24 pm

I picked up Doki Doki Literature Club since it's free and apparently the "psychological horror" tag on it isn't a joke one. It's turning out surprisingly interesting so far. Game presents itself as very bright and optimistic but it definitely has some strange stuff in it. I've just gotten my first ending and I can definitely say it lives up to the tag.
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Postby Alice » November 4th, 2017, 6:15 am

I was bored so I decided to try a Link to the Past randomizer run. I've had some uh... Interesting luck so far. I've gotten four heart containers, 5 heart pieces, the sword, the blue tunic (second item I obtained), the flute (first item I obtained), the ether and bombos medallions, bombs, hammer, mirror, a bottle, giants gloves, and flippers. (Along with like 1200 rupees and a metric fuckload of bombs from chests...) I'm running out of places to try to advance. I can't advance in the eastern palace without having a lightsource, I can't advance in the tower of Hera without the lantern or fire rod so I can get the big key (which I think is in fact in the exact same chest it usually is, lol), and I can't even enter the desert palace since I don't have the book of Mudora. I think my only possible option right now may be to get to the warp about Kakariko from the lost woods using the hammer and seeing what I can obtain there. Though being even more defenseless than I was before I found the hammer and sword (plus ether medallion, a stack of bombs, and a heart container all in the same room...) is going to be fun.

If I at least could find the moon pearl I'd be able to get a fair bit more done since I can enter the central/eastern portion of the dark world through the warp near the eastern palace. (Which should give me access to most of the dark world other than the swamp and Death Mountain.) But it's surrounded by posts on the dark world side so I'm stuck without the moon pearl.

Edit: And shortly after this I find another bottle and the red freaking tunic. With all these heart containers and tunics I guess I don't need to worry about taking damage...

Edit2: Then I pay 500 rupees for a pack of bombs from the big zora and subsequently find out that the forest warp I mentioned is an invalid choice. Apparently you can't even freaking pick up bushes in bunny form...

Edit3: But then I find the lantern, titan's mitt, a heart container, and a heart piece (completing another heart container) in a cave I overlooked. That helps a lot. I should be able to finish the eastern palace and tower of Hera now and I think I should be able to get into the desert palace now as well.
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Postby Glitch » November 6th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Picked up Danganronpa again, now that Overwatch's Halloween event is over. I'm up to the second class trial.

Man, I liked Ryoma. God damn this game. D:<
I probably won't remember everything I was thinking about last night, but I'll list out what I do.
Just investigating and seeing the Monokuma file, it's obvious that Ryoma didn't die via the piranhas. Considering he was last seen alive around 8pm, it was obvious he died between then and the magic show.
Which puts whoever it was that doesn't have an alibi at that time under suspicion. I'm not entirely sure who did it at this point.
I'm guessing Ryoma was killed by drowning in the prison room. But it leads me to wonder how the person got the handcuffs on him, since we've seen he's quite agile. Was... he willing to put the handcuffs on? Did he get someone to kill him?
His body was transported from the window in the prison room to the pool, and then from the pool to the stage. The piranhas were more crowded the next day, so he was obviously in there in the morning. Why didn't the piranhas eat him then?
I'm not exactly sure what happened in the pool. There's that scrap of fabric and the innertube, obviously used for something.
Maybe he drowned in the pool instead? Or in the piranha tank?
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Postby Glitch » November 6th, 2017, 11:11 pm

Well, glad to see I was mostly right on this one, at least with how the crime was committed.
I was wondering last night if it was Kirumi who had done it (among others), but I wasn't sure at the time. Now seeing what happened, and her seeing her motive video... I can understand why.
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Postby Alice » November 6th, 2017, 11:55 pm

Glitch wrote:Well, glad to see I was mostly right on this one, at least with how the crime was committed.
I was wondering last night if it was Kirumi who had done it (among others), but I wasn't sure at the time. Now seeing what happened, and her seeing her motive video... I can understand why.

The scrap in the pool was the one thing that made me certain it was Kirumi. Though it took me up until the prison room part of the investigation to actually narrow down exactly what that scrap of cloth was.

It was certainly an interesting case though. Not really how I'd have expected it to turn out.
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Postby Glitch » November 7th, 2017, 5:34 am

Alice wrote:The scrap in the pool was the one thing that made me certain it was Kirumi. Though it took me up until the prison room part of the investigation to actually narrow down exactly what that scrap of cloth was.

It was certainly an interesting case though. Not really how I'd have expected it to turn out.

For whatever reason my brain couldn't put together what the innertube and scrap of fabric were for/from.

I agree! I quite enjoyed that case, and I'm still proud of myself for solving the basic just of it.
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Postby Alice » November 7th, 2017, 7:46 am

Glitch wrote:For whatever reason my brain couldn't put together what the innertube and scrap of fabric were for/from.

I agree! I quite enjoyed that case, and I'm still proud of myself for solving the basic just of it.

Yeah, that kinda happened for me at first too. I was sitting there racking my brain trying to figure it out and decided to just deal with the prison room and put it off for later. Right around the time I examined the sink though it just clicked for me that the scrap was some part of the clothing of the culprit which actually narrowed it down to only Kirumi and Ryoma. And since Ryoma's clothes didn't seem to be a noteworthy thing and there wouldn't be a totally useless clue the only option was Kirumi.
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Postby Glitch » November 8th, 2017, 6:12 pm

Alice wrote:Yeah, that kinda happened for me at first too. I was sitting there racking my brain trying to figure it out and decided to just deal with the prison room and put it off for later. Right around the time I examined the sink though it just clicked for me that the scrap was some part of the clothing of the culprit which actually narrowed it down to only Kirumi and Ryoma. And since Ryoma's clothes didn't seem to be a noteworthy thing and there wouldn't be a totally useless clue the only option was Kirumi.

For me, it took actually being in the class trial and going along till that part it came up to actually realize.

Also, I can see why you like Maki.
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Postby Alice » November 9th, 2017, 2:21 am

Glitch wrote:Also, I can see why you like Maki.
ULTIMATE ASSASSIN, GO. She just because like 100x cooler.

She turns out to be quite an awesome character. Better than I expected too, lol.
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Postby Glitch » November 12th, 2017, 5:54 pm

This happened.

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Thanks, Kiyo.
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Postby Alice » November 13th, 2017, 5:13 am

Glitch wrote:This happened.

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Thanks, Kiyo.

It's kinda strange how maxing relationships nets you freaking underwear, lol. Especially considering that most of the time it literally is just friendship and nothing more.
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Postby EarthPhantomTS » November 13th, 2017, 5:25 am

Glitch wrote:This happened.

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Thanks, Kiyo.


Well...don't know how that happened, but do you feel like a lucky guy for that happening :pwink: ? Cause I'd certainly feel like a lucky girl Image!
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Glitch wrote:This happened.

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Alice wrote:It's kinda strange how maxing relationships nets you freaking underwear, lol. Especially considering that most of the time it literally is just friendship and nothing more.

Yeah, I have no idea. I guess for the comedy?

EarthPhantomTS wrote:Well...don't know how that happened, but do you feel like a lucky guy for that happening :pwink: ? Cause I'd certainly feel like a lucky girl Image!

I guess so, lmao. It's more I just maxed friendship, and then you get  underpants .
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Postby Speedless » November 16th, 2017, 10:55 pm

Since last I posted, I 100%ed MaGMML2. The Noble Nickel rewards kept feeling quite rewarding once I actually achieved them (if not during the two long dry spells before the last two rewards), though I'm wondering why the 170-Nickel reward was only made available to two of the costumes.

The various challenges and special events all turned out not to be prohibitively difficult (of course, I just threw E-Tanks at some of the more intense fights). Even in the Arenas, I could actually tell that my boss strategies and techniques were improving between attempts, and on my winning runs, I made it through comfortably, without using up all of the resources the game offered me. Doing the final Arena buster-only was not as scary as I expected, as I did the buster-only run  after clearing it normally so I could be a Super Saiyan,  but dodging the bosses still wasn't easy, and health was in pretty short supply--especially after a silly thing happened partway through:  Super Mode gives you an outrageously powerful charge shot that hits multiple times. Which, naturally, I charged up in the waiting room like a dumb, then proceeded to fire off like a dumb, obliterating more than half of the 1-Ups left in the dispenser.  Even then, I still won without it getting too tense.

Also, the green teleporter in the dojo that lets you refight bosses made practicing them a lot quicker. However, the menu for the boss refights is a lot more time-consuming than it has any right to be, because you can neither hold an arrow key to go faster nor press Left to move directly from the far-left to the far-right. Since it always starts the cursor in the top-left, while most of the bosses you'd want to practice are on the far-right, they could have saved us maybe 30 or 40 more key presses to get to the endgame and postgame bosses if they'd let us jump between the ends of the menu.

But other than that, it was a nice, solid game. The levels are mostly a good time, though some (particularly a certain couple of the final levels) were dangerously long and/or precise, and if you liked the writing in the first MaGMML, well, I'd say the sequel is a natural follow-up.

Alice wrote:I was bored so I decided to try a Link to the Past randomizer run. I've had some uh... Interesting luck so far.

And after hearing so much talk about randomized Zelda (including this post and the Zelda 1 randomizer race over at ParmaJon's Pizza Palace), I figured I'd look into randomized Zelda Classic quests. The one I chose has a whole bunch of options; not being entirely sure what the "proper" Randomizer Experience would be (or what some of the options would even do), I made conservative choices and ended up with basically just the first quest with shops, treasures, and rupee amounts randomized.

The sword cave had the Hammer in it, and I bought the Magic Sword for 73 rupees soon after. The randomizer was not kind to Secrets to Everybody (10, 30, and 100 rupees turned into 6, 20-something, and 80-something, respectively), and there's a new shop where everything costs 170+ rupees, but that Money Making Game right by the sword cave helped with my late-game money issues. At this point, I've done every dungeon except 6 and 9 (Wizzrobes, man), but the game added a second treasure to dungeons that had only one in the original game, and I don't have the slightest idea where the new treasure in Level 5 could be.

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Postby Alice » December 3rd, 2017, 2:23 pm

Picked up The End Is Nigh because it was on sale and I'd had my eye on it for awhile. It's fairly fun but holy god damn shit is the third world FRUSTRATING. The water portions of the world were fine, didn't really mind them much and they didn't feel as awful as I was expecting. It was the polluted water and the stupid gas clouds though that were intolerable. I couldn't figure out how to reach half the stupid extra shit in that world (actually a lot more than half. The map for that world looked far more like the exact opposite of the first two worlds where I was missing only like 3-4 things at most each) because even when I was just focusing on getting through the levels as quickly as possible so I didn't die to the stupid gas/pollution time limits I still struggled to get through fast enough.

Might've kept playing even after that but then the shitty cartridge I got at the end of the world pissed me off. First half was quite fun and enjoyable. The second half was an utter god damned fucking nightmare. And I lost my last life on my last continue literally two inches from the god damned goal. (I'm seriously not even exaggerating. I was like 4 tiles from it and died because of the shitty pollution because you're expected to somehow get through that stupid shitty spike corridor in a very short amount of time without constantly running into the spikes despite it being one of the most cramped places in the game so far.)

Even the iron cartridge (Denial I think the title was) I found and have around half my deaths in is more fun than that garbage. Though that's kinda unfair because despite not beating it yet I actually enjoy that cartridge. Biggest reason I haven't beaten it is because both times I've played the game I spent a fair amount of time on that cartridge and it kinda screwed up my wrist. I think I only have one or two screens left though. Ended on a screen where you had to jump between two sets of blocks rotating around. (One or two screens to the left of the point where you move up a screen.)
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Postby Alice » April 19th, 2018, 12:21 am

It's really unfortunate NISA has dropped the ball so laughably hard with Ys 8. The port is utter garbage but the game itself is really quite good. But there's issues ranging from the game refusing to see that my controller has triggers despite being an XInput controller to frequent performance issues that are totally unrelated to my graphics card's ability to keep up with the game to the localization still managing to suck despite having spent six extra months redoing it because it was trash to begin with (constant typos, missing words, and according to some screenshots people posted on the Steam forums even pieces of text they failed to fully translate...) to quite a few graphical glitches. There's this one area fairly early in the game where the lighting effects cause a constant strobing effect which isn't supposed to happen. And apparently a bunch of the shaders on the Gog version are corrupt, including the one which is supposed to draw a texture on the minimap meaning only icons show up on it which really limits its usefulness.

The controls are a total mess. I'm playing with mouse and keyboard since my controller won't work with the game. Camera movement is very stuttery and just feels absolutely awful, controls are fairly inconsistent at times (enter or space work for confirming things most of the time. Except the times where space does something totally different which is an issue if you're using space for confirm...), mouse controls are really hit or miss. Scrolling in a menu only works on certain menus. The rest of the time the method used for scrolling is simply mouse over the lowest/highest item in the list which is dumb as hell. Button prompts are also constantly an issue. ALL of the tutorials so far have shown controller prompts instead of kb+m prompts.

And I'm one of the lucky people since I have yet to have any crashes. Apparently a ton of people can't even get through the intro, let alone even starting the game, and a lot more have sporadic crashes for seemingly no reason. And this is after an additional seven god damned months working on their shit port. I really hope Nihon Falcom has learned their lesson here because I refuse to buy anymore games that have the NISA name attached to it for any reason, even if it's from one of my favorite series like Ys 8.

Edit: Oh yeah, the text and audio aren't always synchronized either. There's one point where a character says in text "I'm a doctor," while his audio says "I'm a physician, actually." I'm probably forgetting a few more minor things too.
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Postby Griflion » April 20th, 2018, 1:22 pm

finished the remake of Secret of Mana and got all the Achievements.
The port is pretty fine, except some weird remastered OST versions, but atleast you can choose to have the original version instead.
Game worked fine except that one bug i experienced multiple times in both of my runs. Basically something causes the game to think hours have passed which somehow messes up your animations and the next time you save you have something about 1200 hours more playtime. According to my save file, it took me close to 2 years to finish the game.
Another thing that would have really improved the remake is that all the cutscenes should have had mouth animations. It's super weird to hear them talking but their mouth is moving. It wasn't a big deal for me, but i can imagine it being a push-off for peebs that are used to voice over in games.
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Postby EarthPhantomTS » April 20th, 2018, 7:42 pm

It's too bad to hear that Ys port soured you as much as it did, Alice, because I am having fun with Disgaea 5. It would've been nice to hear they put as much effort into that as they do with their main series, but apparently that was too much to ask Image (and apparently even on that they're slipping, cause I heard there were some issues with the PC port of Disgaea 1).
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Postby Alice » April 20th, 2018, 8:28 pm

EarthPhantomTS wrote:It's too bad to hear that Ys port soured you as much as it did, Alice, because I am having fun with Disgaea 5. It would've been nice to hear they put as much effort into that as they do with their main series, but apparently that was too much to ask Image (and apparently even on that they're slipping, cause I heard there were some issues with the PC port of Disgaea 1).

To be fair to Falcom, the game itself is great other than one kinda annoying detail. Since the game is far more open-world than past Ys games they decided to handle enemies a bit differently. So weaker enemies level up with you which makes it annoying to deal with a lot of enemies. I still commonly take 200 damage from early game enemies. Which is about the same as they dealt when I was in the early game despite wearing the best armor I have access to. Other than that one detail (and the shitty port quality of course) I'm enjoying the game quite a lot and intend to still play through the rest of it.

And the pc port of Disgaea 1 was a total disaster. I couldn't even get the game to start until around the time they ported Disgaea 2. And while I haven't played it in awhile, the last time I did there were a fair amount of graphical glitches still in the game.
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Postby Alice » April 21st, 2018, 6:31 pm

Oh good. Now I'm getting an extremely consistent crash at the beginning of a cutscene in Ys8. It crashes a few seconds after the start of it without fail. (Except for one instance where the game just hung and lagged the fuck out of my computer until I was able to force close it.) It's almost like NISA just sat around with their thumbs up their useless asses for the past seven months instead of treating Ys8 with the respect it deserves.
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Alice wrote:Oh good. Now I'm getting an extremely consistent crash at the beginning of a cutscene in Ys8. It crashes a few seconds after the start of it without fail. (Except for one instance where the game just hung and lagged the fuck out of my computer until I was able to force close it.) It's almost like NISA just sat around with their thumbs up their useless asses for the past seven months instead of treating Ys8 with the respect it deserves.

Was looking through the Steam forums for anyone else having this issue for ideas for fixes. For some reason running the game on only a single core somehow fixes it...


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Postby Alice » April 23rd, 2018, 9:46 pm

Well that's a new one. I was playing Ys8 for about ten minutes or so before I got a Windows error message stating that the game had stopped working. Then when I clicked the dismiss button which normally closes the program, the game just kinda kept going and seems to be working fine about ten minutes later.
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Postby Griflion » April 26th, 2018, 4:29 pm

What a great Port :kappa:
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Postby EarthPhantomTS » April 26th, 2018, 8:38 pm

I'll break up the topic of infuriatingly bad ports by bringing up that I've started playing the PS4 releases of Final Fantasy VII (err...not the remake, the one based off the 2012 Steam release, achievements, Armor Magic Defense bugfix, and all) and Final Fantasy X-2 again. And those are going fine in my experience, though knock on wood and all. And I looked at the Trophy list for FFVII and...I seriously think I can Platinum that game. I'm excited, because usually I suck too much to get all the Trophies for a game, but this one I think I can do Image!

Like, I know those two games are controversial, love-it-or-hate-it type affairs, but even people who don't like those games have to admit that the HD Remaster release of FFX/X-2 are competent overall.
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Postby Alice » April 26th, 2018, 10:31 pm

X-2's story might be iffy but I enjoyed the game nonetheless. I've always considered FF7 overrated garbage though. I honestly don't understand how it's the most popular game in the series. It's average at best.
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Postby Griflion » April 28th, 2018, 12:30 pm

IMO FF7 aged really bad.
Also i really dislike the Materia System. Basically all the characters can do anything, so they kinda lose their identity. And it's not like in FF5, where you need to invest in getting certain stats/skills for your characters. In FF7 you just put all your Magic Materia in one character and suddenly they're a great mage without ever having used magic. I think i mostly hate the fact that Materia changes your stats, which make the stats of the user rather obsolete.
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Postby Alice » April 28th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Speaking of Ys8 (which nobody has been for several posts now, lol) it really is unfortunate that the port is so godawful. Despite my earlier complaints about the game's design itself (which are still valid) it's shaping up to be one of the best entries in the series and it really deserved to be ported by a company who actually gives half a shit about quality.

Just the script issues alone show quite clearly that NISA couldn't have cared less about quality. Despite having completely redid the script from scratch to fix issues the entire game is full of typos, missing words, and duplicated lines. And I do mean the entire game. I'm not quite at the end just yet (I'd hazard a guess that I still have around 3-4 hours or so left, I'm at 50 now) and it's rare to go even one scene with any form of dialogue without seeing at least one instance of those issues.

The way the story ends up developing feels surprisingly organic though, although it does means that you don't find out the actual end objective until some time in chapter 6. (With chapter 6 or 7 being the final chapter excluding the epilogue.)

Edit: Also I think my last post was incredibly redundant. It was awhile back but I'm pretty sure I've discussed my opinions of both FF7 and FFX-2 with Earth in the past. I blame the fact I was totally freaking out of it between being sick and the nasty nosebleed I had for it, lol.
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Re: Video games! What have you been playing?

Postby Alice » April 29th, 2018, 5:39 am

Apparently my nose thought the final boss of Ys8 was too intense. In the middle of fighting it and suddenly my nose just randomly starts bleeding...

Edit: I then proceeded to have the game randomly crash in the middle of the ending cutscene. Twice. Looks like the epilogue is fairly in-depth though so I've got a decent amount remaining. If everything revealed during the epilogue thus far is completely true though then it actually makes some amount of sense that this takes place before SEVEN yet was released afterwards for reasons I won't go into because major spoilers.

Edit2: It's an absolute travesty that NISA got their hands on the pc port of Ys8. It's easily one of the strongest entries in the series. And I say this when multiple games in this franchise would already rank very highly in my favorite games of all time and despite all the issues with the sub-sewage quality port putting a serious damper on my enjoyment of it.

Though I do have to say, after that conclusion I honestly don't know where the series would even go after this. I thought SEVEN was going to be difficult to outdo but Lacrimosa of Dana managed to do so with flying colors. Though knowing that 7 happens after this one chronologically kinda makes me want to go back and replay 7 again now to see if there's anything of note that I missed. 8 also had some references to Celceta too, including one character from that game which was weird for me since the pc port of Celceta won't be available until later this year. (I think it's supposed to be by the end of the second quarter of the year. Who knows though since it's being done by XSeed and they actually like to take their time with these things and will probably be putting in more effort to make sure it's done absolutely perfectly thanks to NISA shitting the bed so hard.)
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Re: Video games! What have you been playing?

Postby Alice » May 5th, 2018, 8:29 pm

I got Tokyo Xanadu eX+ a bit before Ys8 released. I ended up delaying starting it in favor of Ys8 but I've been playing it recently. It's on the same engine as Ys8 but the devs who ported it aren't totally incompetent. Doesn't have the graphical settings Ys8 has but unlike Ys8, it has good performance and stability.

Game's pretty interesting too. It strongly reminds me of Ys8 (for the gameplay itself) and Persona (for the storyline and themes) which is perfectly fine with me since those are two of my favorite franchises. Game seems like it's going to be rather absurdly long too. I'm currently 23-1/2 hours into the game and only up to level 21. And 7 of those levels were gained in the last chapter alone. (Chapter 5 of who knows how many.)

I was intending to finish the postgame dungeon of Ys8 before moving on to this but there were some utterly infuriating design decisions there. Notably involved platforming sections that had those stupid Nespu-whatever wasp enemy spawners that required you to do the platforming to get up to them but spawned enemies fast enough that I kept getting knocked off the platform less than halfway up. And that after a room that had taken me like 20-30 minutes to clear because it was fairly infuriating itself.
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Postby Alice » May 9th, 2018, 9:20 am

Finished Tokyo Xanadu. Quite a decent game, though there were definitely some issues with the script towards the end. A fair amount of typos, the occasional missing word, and there were a handful of really awkward sentences that seemed like they could do with a better translation. For anyone who likes the Persona series and the action rpg nature of modern Ys games (especially Ys 8 in particular) though I'd highly recommend the game.

The final final boss was pretty awesome too. I was on the lowest difficulty and had the best equipment I could obtain and actually had to put some effort into beating it. Though it probably would have been only slightly more difficult than the other major endgame bosses if I hadn't been so conservative about using my special skills and overdrive.

Dunno if I'll keep at it but I started a new game+ on the highest difficulty and with infinity mode active. So I start with everything I had at the end of the game (sans the characters themselves which I still need to obtain normally and also for some reason with a penalty to the intelligence stat and virtue reset, though the latter makes sense) but the dungeons are more complex, enemies are far more powerful for a given level, and they get a 60 level boost from infinity mode which puts them at just above the level I finished the game at. Played the first story dungeon so far and it was legitimately challenging, though I still managed to S-rank it. Though that's possibly because Hiiragi was my favorite character to use throughout the game so being able to play most of the dungeon as her with endgame equipment kinda rather helped.

I'd like to at least play long enough to find the six new game+ dungeons. Only reason I didn't get the achievement for S-ranking all dungeons is because it's apparently only possible on a new game+ since that's the only way to access those six dungeons. Also didn't get the achievement for completing all quests but that one was mostly my fault. I left off on one of the latter chapters in the middle of several quests and other tasks and managed to totally space one of the quests the next day before realizing it. I'd already overwritten my previous saves by the point I'd noticed so oops.
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Postby Alice » May 9th, 2018, 11:41 am

Alice wrote:Played the first story dungeon so far and it was legitimately challenging, though I still managed to S-rank it. Though that's possibly because Hiiragi was my favorite character to use throughout the game so being able to play most of the dungeon as her with endgame equipment kinda rather helped.

Actually after having played further, while enemies are definitely significantly more dangerous, I'm having about the same overall trouble as I did in my first play. Right down to S-ranking the chapter 1 side story dungeon but managing to die to the boss and give it a second try. Which leads me to believe that introducing the only light element character in the game then giving a boss of the single element it's ineffective against is a really stupid idea, especially since the issue with the fight is your (in)ability to deal decent damage to the boss when it can extremely easily drain your health. For me the character had 4400hp and the enemy could easily hit 2-3 times for 1300-1500 damage.

Also on calamity difficulty, you only get to heal once per dungeon which is kinda annoying. Even more so when you have tons of lower level healing items but very limited high level ones and won't get more access to those high level ones until later in the game. Though I suppose instead of using normal healing items, I can probably use meals instead since I got all recipes in my first play through and those carry over plus some heal for some fairly large amounts of health. (Plus give some decent temporary buffs.)

I'm kinda curious how the final final boss will turn out. According to the enemy log, the thing was level 120 which means it'll be level 180 on my new game+. Considering that the max level is likely 99/100 that puts a limit on what I can accomplish. I'll easily max my skills (I nearly did so already as it is) and just need to get some of the rarer elements for my weapons so I can equip them to multiple people. There's some such as Raiden which only seem to be obtainable a single time per game. Though Raiden's a bad example since it's just an autorun ability. Not that it isn't useful since run+jump/dodge when in range of an enemy, even when it's not targeted, activates your overdrive which is incredibly infuriating during involved platforming segments.
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