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Gaming Discussion / Re: Your most recent gaming purchase?
« on: April 24, 2017, 05:11:58 pm »
I got some credit in a big store for returning a broken suitcase that was still under warranty and got Horizon Zero Dawn for it.

Also played Dawn of War 3 multiplayer beta over the weekend and SO pre-ordered the full game which will be out thursday.

Downloaded them in the hopes there'll be Gundams in a future set.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Game Breakers
« on: April 15, 2017, 01:29:28 am »
Oh, and Knights of the Round and/or Omnislash in FF7.

Srsly, the battle with Kefka took so long with different phases. But in FF7 all you do is cast Knights of the Round for Bizarro Sephiroth then Omnislash for Safer Sephiroth (or the other way around), and the game is done.

And then you take a step back and consider that instead of doing an exciting half hour long fight you grinded chocobo breeding for 5 hours to get KotR and you have to wonder if that was really worth it.  ;D

Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic Edition
« on: April 14, 2017, 06:59:08 am »
Why would anyone pay more for this than for a real NES with about the same number of games ?

For one the games look crisp and not like utter shit on a modern HDTV.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: April 08, 2017, 09:09:45 am »
Beat Mass Effect: Andromeda. The animation memes are well known around the internet by now, so nothing new to say there. Back aside from that it's more of the same. If you liked previous ME games I don't see why this would suddenly be offensive. The gaming community is overly hyperbolical when it comes to this game. The real main difference is that there is a ton of open world style padding. But it's not mandatory and easy to ignore. Since Persona 5 was approaching I kind of only focused only on the main story and completely ignored 2 planets that would have been there to explore and develop entirely. It didn't feel like I missed anything. I'll leave it to everyone to decide for themselves if that's a good or a bad thing :P

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: April 02, 2017, 02:59:00 pm »
Took me a while, but I finally beat Resident Evil 7. Why did it take so long? Aside from the fact that I played it together with a buddy and we had a hard time matching time tables for gaming sessions it was mostly fear of getting too stressed out by the VR. As it turned out it was unfounded, I just needed some good solid hours of VR play to get used to it. In my first play sessions I got a headache and a wrong feeling in my stomach (I wouldn't call it sick yet) after only minutes and I had to quit after half an hour, but in my last sessions there were no ill effects at all and I could play as well as if it was non-VR.

Was it worth it? Hell yes. The game itself is really good, a return to the classic formular of the first Resident Evil games with a slow deliberate pace, a large mansion to explore room by room and goofy puzzles (okay, the game was still pretty weak on the puzzles, but they were there). That would have been enough to have a good time, but the VR really pushes the game to the next level. In case you don't follow VR games/news at all, RE7 is really the only existing so far that is a full game that is also VR compatible. And boy does it deliver. Being able to take your head and lean into a doorway before entering a room feels so natural, so immersive, it's like an invisible wall that was between you and the game is being teared down you never knew existed until you experienced it. Exploring a room was never so interesting. You aren't just walking along side the walls once hammering A in order to grab all items, no, you kneel down and you are literally looking below every table, between every two shelves. The jump scares are of course extremely intense in VR too, but they are one and done affairs, the exploration aspect honestly left a much bigger impression on me. There was a later area with lot's of hidden traps and that really profited a lot from it.

VR isn't there yet for mainstream audiences. The resolution is too low, the tech is too expensive and there aren't enough games yet that are worth it (RE7 is really the first one). But having played RE7 this way, I know it'll get there. It won't be a short-lived fad that'll go away before it ever really took hold.

As for RE7: 9/10.

So what's the right way to handle romhacking and translation requests?

Reroute all of them to /dev/null.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Zelda BotW is consuming all my spare time
« on: March 29, 2017, 02:45:31 am »
I only played 2-3 hours so far and put it back down for a while. I'm not too grabbed by it yet, I'm already seeing similiar problems to Gideon. It's definitely not 97% metacritic material, but I said for years that the series needed to try something new and stop making the same game over and over. They finally did and I greartly applaud Nintendo for it. If they iterate on this new formular 1 or 2 times more I'm sure we'll get something truly magical again.

When the site initially opened, I actually contacted every single person in the original database and inquired about their status. I don't think it has been updated much since then, except by the rare person that updated their own status. So I guess you make a good point.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Favorite Playable character of Chrono Trigger.
« on: March 09, 2017, 02:13:09 am »
Ayla of course. Because she is so heavily armored.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: February 28, 2017, 12:20:00 pm »
I had pre-ordered on Amazon a few days ago once they had re-opened pre-orders and they claimed they'd ship in 3 weeks. I asked today at my local game shop and they said they could still get one more for me this week with the official launch. So I cancelled Amazon now and I'm hoping for the best. Even if I went with Amazon, that's only 2 weeks after release for a second wave of shipments, that's not bad at all. I don't see a repeat of the NES Mini launch here.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Bad News for Fans of the Ys Series
« on: February 23, 2017, 04:45:45 am »
I enjoyed Danganronpa a lot, the more I read the more it seems to me like it's the usual localization nitpicking stuff. I don't think one has to worry about Ys.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: February 22, 2017, 04:16:35 pm »
Her Story - it's a short (90-120 minutes) non-game. It's basically a long series of 10-120 second video clips of a woman's police interrogation. By picking up names, places and events from the clips you can search for new clips. Don't think new keywords just pop up in a list though, you have to type in everything freely by hand. So you better have a piece of paper and a pen ready when playing. In that way you just watch more and more clips and figure out the story for yourself. It's an interesting experiment, though I wished the game had *some* more guidance. You'll definitely feel lost at times.

Warhammer 40000: Sanctus Reach - It's a (loose) turn-based adaption of the Wh40k tabletop in which you can play a long campaign as the Space Wolve space marine chapter versus an Ork invasion. The mechanics are good and I see a great base here for more campaigns with other factions. The downside is that the presentation is super dry and sterile and the campaign is padded severely by randomnly generated skirmishes. Took me about 50 hours for the whole game but I felt 30 would have been more than enough. Honestly I think WH40k: Armageddon which was similiar but just took the setting and placed it in the classic Battle Isle gameplay is the better game. But SR is the better base for more stuff to come. Armageddon's mechanics only cover basic combat so factions that rely more on magic, special abilities, teleportation etc couldn't be covered in it. SR can display anything the universe has to offer. Let's see if they'll expand on it or not.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Bad News for Fans of the Ys Series
« on: February 22, 2017, 01:47:25 am »
Oh well, Ar Tonelico should have been PS2 era, it was basically impossible to patch console games then short of a complete product recall.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:13:08 pm »
Beat Hard West (PC).

It's an interesting indie turn-based strategy game in the X-Com vein, but with a supernatural wild west setting and a large survival/chose-your-own-adventure style world map component. The combat is servicable though I've played better, but the overworld scenarios are very varied and interesting. Instead of a single narrative throughout the whole game you play a series of scenarios with different characters that sometimes intersect and flow into each other. Coupled with the strong supernatural elements it makes for a unique narrative that you won't expect from a game of this kind.

General Discussion / Re: General Chatter
« on: February 21, 2017, 04:09:21 am »
A few miniatures I painted over the last months. I'm very slow, I really have to force myself to buy less than I'm actually painting now or I'll drown in a heap of plastic, resin and metal.

Batman - Batwoman:

Marvel - Ares:

WH40k - Sisters of Battle Immolator:

What really sucks is that the publisher of the Marvel minis lost the licence after not even two years of that game existing. That means no more minis and the game is dead. Luckily I collected those for the shelf and not for playing anyway, but it still sucks. Proves how dangerous it is to go after licenced stuff in this niche business. They still got the Batman licence and had it for a much longer time already. So I guess I'll focus there for my comic minis.

I just got a huge load of Sisters of Battle proxy miniatures from a kickstarter I backed. That will keep me busy for the whole year if I can focus on it instead of painting other stuff.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Bad News for Fans of the Ys Series
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:20:09 am »
Considering how irrelevant the story is to Ys games I'm not sure there is much risk of anything to butcher in this case. Them not fixing glitches would be a bigger concern, though I'm not aware of any such incidents, got any examples?

If my memory serves me right my bigger beef with NISA was that they delayed the EU release of another game they were publishing both in the US and the EU (I think it was SMT4) by a year or some such after the US version with no good reason. That was a big load of bull.

General Discussion / Re: TV SHOWS/MOVIES THREAD
« on: February 17, 2017, 02:37:09 pm »
Was sick in bed for two weeks, especially during the first week I wasn't much good for anything but watch TV to somehow get through the day. So I binged a ton of stuff...

- Final three seasons of The Good Wife. The last season was pretty garbage, especially the ending, but overall a great attorney show. It never quite reached the heights of Boston Legal, but it was close enough. Special shout out to the great recurring judges and opposing lawyers who often had amazingly fun personalities.

- Season 1 of The Americans. Great, unique premise. I liked the season, though I wasn't 100% hooked. Might be my tiredness while watching it.

- Couple episodes Cross Ange. It's a mecha anime I was interested in because it's one of the more prominently features shows in the upcoming SRWV. Unfortuantely it's just fan service softcore porn garbage like most anime these days. Who needs world building to make sense when you can have the all female cast rip each other's uniforms to shreds and rape each other all the time because fuck yeah.

- Season 1 of Powers. It's a super hero show but it's really quite different from the other ones. It wasn't produced by a major TV network but by Sony exclusively for PSN. That means production values are a bit on the iffy side, but it has a solid cast with Sharlton Copley as the lead role. It's also not following conventional TV standards and really feels like its own thing. Like the comic its based on (which I read a large part of) it's about how normal people and especially police live like in a society where people with super powers exist. It's a great perspective. Looking forward to the second season (which is apparently also the last).

- Spectre (latest James Bond movie). Somehow I still had that lying around on my server from last year and never got around to watching it. Starts with an amazing, long, single-shot sequence. Unfortunatley after that it's mostly boring. Not a great finale to the era Daniel Craig IMO.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: February 17, 2017, 02:22:28 pm »
Been sick in bed/on the couch for the last two weeks. Couldn't concentrate enough for gaming either, so I only started playing a bit this week. Beat two games that time:

- Steins;Gate Zero (PS VITA). Unlike the name implies it's not a prequel but a sidestory to S;G. It takes place between the very last scenes of the true ending of the main game. Since time travel is involved that two sentence time frame from the main game can become 6 routes with ~6h story each here :P Needless to say, this is not the game to start with and it's pretty much required to have played the main game first.
I was pretty disappointed. Considering it takes place one minute to midnight and all the setup is done it's hard to believe how much padding and filler this game has again. The extra story content also barely feels like it really expands the whole experience. So, meh. Didn't bother with all routes, got half of them and realized I didn't want to read the rest too.

-Star Ocean Integrity & Faithlessness (PS4). Spoiler: The name has absolutely no connection to anything happening in the game. Who would have thought? I believe SO4 was the biggest insult to my gaming sensibilities ever and there are few games I hate as much. Why did I still play this one then? Morbid curiosity? It didn't look as bad from previews? Hey, I'm sick and need to pass the days somehow. Fortunately it's actually a decent game. Gameplay and story are standard, but the cast is sympathetic at least (no cat girl on acid this time) and the pace is brisk and the crafting and character building systems are very motivating. It's also pretty short, ~25 hours and I did 100% of the sidequests. I honestly had more fun with this for large parts than with FFXV. And this one sits at 59% metacritic while FFXV is at 81/84 depending on platform. :laugh:

Is byuu even physically capable of doing anything without massive drama?

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