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Title: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on June 25, 2015, 04:44:46 PM
Okay so clearly I can't be the only one who likes them here right so we obviously need this thread.

I don't really know how to start this off so I'm just gonna list of my favourite games mmkay
I'm a huge fan of the ratchet and clank series, and I've played pretty much every game from there. I also really like final fantasy, games like that. I absolutely ADORE the tales of series!Other series that I like are LoZ, Mario, and pokemon. I used to play some call of duty, but I've never really been a huge fan of it? they get pretty boring after a few hours of play

I'm really hyped for the new fire emblem game that's coming in 2016. It looks like it's gonna completely revamp a lot of game mechanics, and I'm liking the look of a lot of characters.

Anyways, like my anime, my favourite types of games are fantasy style stories with a darker or emotional story that I can get invested in.
So yeah

what are your favourite video games? What are you excited for in the future?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Dustfeather on June 25, 2015, 04:54:52 PM
I'm a big fan of the Dragon Age series, but I have a bad habit of liking characters the rest of the fandom hates (e.g. Vivienne and Merrill), and vice versa (e.g. Fenris) :P

Also took advantage of the Steam Sale recently, and have rather a lot of games to get through over the summer. Currently playing a '90s adventure game called "Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb" which is about a fox, an elk, and a boar who have to find a magical orb that's been stolen. Naturally, the cats are my favourite characters; there's a village of wildcats you meet at one point, whose names all sound like various cat noises (Prrawa and Mirrhp are two of them), as well as a reclusive witch and a priestess, who are sisters :3

Also got back into Torchlight recently. I'd forgotten how fun it is :D One of the few games I can actually play on hard mode..
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on June 25, 2015, 04:56:04 PM
I mostly play puzzle games i love them puzzles are so great. So like Ace Attorney, Professor Layton and Zero Escape (PLEASE PLAY 999). I also LOVE PAPER MARIO. I'm so hyped about the new paper mario game paper jam or whatever!!! The original n64 one is one of my favorite things but i recently played Thousand Year Door for the first time over winter break. I never beat the final boss though ): i tried twice but then it was time to go back to school and i haven't tried again.

back in the day i was obsessed with donkey kong country though and i had thought about buying one of the new ones for 3ds but i don't know. anyone played them?

also i really really want zero escape 3 to be a thing
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Pantherstrike on June 25, 2015, 04:57:48 PM
I'm all about Bioware right now. Dragon Age mostly, because the fandom is super active, though Mass Effect is my real favorite. I also just have general love all over the place for Mass Effect but...very strong Dragon Age opinions....ask me how I feel about Anders and I become a rage demon spewing fire all over the place.

I'm also a big Nintendo fan. I've been playing a lot of Splatoon since that game out. I'm SUPER HYPE for Fire Emblem Fates even though it's super trashy and pandery and gross. I love FE so much I can't help it.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on June 25, 2015, 04:58:20 PM
yoooo thousand yer door is dope! I love it so much
I've never played sticker star though. I was really excited for it, but then I didn't really like the look of the battle system so I never picked it up.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on June 25, 2015, 05:01:43 PM
yeah i've heard mostly unenthusiastic things about sticker star. i'd like to try super paper mario at some point maybe even though it's not really an rpg like the first two though
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on June 25, 2015, 05:07:37 PM
yeah i've heard mostly unenthusiastic things about sticker star. i'd like to try super paper mario at some point maybe even though it's not really an rpg like the first two though
Super paper mario was my first paper mario game. It was good, but it didn't really stand out compared to the first two? It had it's funny moments, but overall, I found it rather average. The story was pretty good, though
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Darkstar on June 25, 2015, 05:18:00 PM
I love everything Bethesda touches, and I also enjoy every Sims game ever made. But I'm really, really looking forward to Fallout 4 right now. Albeit, there's a good few features I think it can do without, but other than that it looks amazing. I wish though there will be a mod where you can play as a non-heterosexual character. I didn't like the whole husband/wife starter.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on June 25, 2015, 05:25:06 PM
I'm really big on rpgs, especially jrpgs, especially especially the Tales series if it wasn't already obvious... I think the Xillias are my favorites to play, though I still believe Abyss is probably the best overall. also played Symphonia and its sequel, Graces, and Vesperia (only in japanese though), I just barely started Hearts, and I'm always working on Asteria. (it's a mobile game that's free but also entirely japanese, so it's a little difficult to get, but there are whole blogs dedicated to helping english-speakers find their way around so it's totally doable)

other faves include The World Ends With You, the Zero Escape series (I still need to play vlr...), Ace Attorney (going to play dual destinies this summer (i hope)), a few Fire Emblem games, Okami, Pokemon... I still play Animal Crossing every day too

I'm still playing a lot of Awakening but I don't know how to feel about the new fire emblem... it seems like half the fans are really excited and half already think it's disgusting trash, which is odd to me because while I don't think the previous games were revolutionary I don't think they were awful either, but I haven't heard a lot about this one yet so I can't say

I started Portal years ago but have still never finished it oops
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Dustfeather on June 25, 2015, 05:27:34 PM
I started Portal years ago but have still never finished it oops

I need to get round to finishing Portal. Got stuck on Test Chamber 15 :P I'm good at the puzzle aspect of it, but terrible with the physics..
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Pantherstrike on June 25, 2015, 05:30:50 PM

I'm still playing a lot of Awakening but I don't know how to feel about the new fire emblem... it seems like half the fans are really excited and half already think it's disgusting trash, which is odd to me because while I don't think the previous games were revolutionary I don't think they were awful either, but I haven't heard a lot about this one yet so I can't say


Most of the discomfort comes from the option for incest marriages and generally fanservicey things like the ability to strip units down to bikinis to fight in and the mode where you rub their faces. Which if you're in one of said incest marriages you'll get lines like "next time let your big sister do the touching!" from. I...am just assuming that's gonna be censored for the English release and I can pretend it's not a thing lol.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on June 25, 2015, 05:31:46 PM
(I still need to play vlr...)
yes.... it's so good... i'm sure you have heard lol

the day i beat it i literally played from 10am to 10pm straight except to eat wow
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: rowan on June 25, 2015, 06:09:20 PM
O helo did someone mention vlr. (I finished watching a playthrough of 999 & vlr recently at the suggestion of a pal of mine and I'm like.... I love it. I'm on the ground crying because of how much I enjoyed this stuff.)

Also RE: Video game stuff: I'm a really big fan of roguelikes, but lately the only games I've been playing are like... NES games (I bought Kirby's Adventure off of eBay the other day and it was the best purchase ever 10/10 it's just like when I was a little bab) and on/off playing a Trainer Joey challenge on Pkmn FireRed (somehow I got a shiny rattata?? ?? at like 11:30pm at night I got this shiny rattata and it was like a sign). Video games are the best way for me to spend time.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on June 25, 2015, 06:10:56 PM
Man I love me some video games~
It's just really unfortunate that I can't afford these new gen consoles... I'd love to be playing Splatoon...

I do have a 3ds though, and that's served me very well:

I finished this gen's pokedex in omega ruby and it's the first time since gen 1 that I've accomplished that. I even EV trained a whole team and bred a shiny Azumarill with decent fighting stats just because it was way less stressful than finals.

I absolutely love A Link Between Worlds. Like so much. And also I really really get excited about console loz games on 3ds, so OOT and MM made me very happy.

ACNL is so lovely Kiki has been my neighbor since I started and there's nothing that can't prove that I'm not in a poly marriage with Kiki, Beardo, and O'Hare. I love my villagers. Except Tipper. Tipper put her house on my rare flowers. (Curses, Tipper. *shakes fist*)

Fire Emblem: Awakening was super cool and also my first FE game and I'm still looking into ways that I can hack my game so Sully and Miriel can S support. I don't know why I feel so strongly about this coupling. Just feels right to me. They're cute and powerful together idk. Man when they say on tumblr that you come out of playing FE:A a shipper it's really true...
I was really into the upcoming game but the more that I see/hear about it is giving me this sinking feeling...

I can't play a lot of Super Smash Bros at one time because my thumb cramps like crazy because I have a 3ds xl and my hands are tiny and I'm too stubborn to get a smaller 3ds. Because money. And also because I already put all these stickers on it. I did recently get a third party grip to clip to it though and that's kinda helped but I still tend to avoid it... also because there's no 3ds amiibo adapter yet and I'm just salty.

I actually haven't played a Mario game since Super Paper Mario lol... it was so fun and interesting to me though because it's the game that I'd play with my dad who never played a video game since super mario bros first came out. So I'm like... super biased. We 100% completed that thing too.

Something completely different: I inherited an xbox 360 and I'm playing Bioshock for the first time and I'm having a great time using telekinesis on a guitar just so I can drag it around playing 3 chords and killing splicers with it 0w0

side note Pokemon Shuffle has absorbed my life in 30 minute intervals and I don't know how to stop please send help... or enable me with jewels...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Gingey on June 25, 2015, 06:34:54 PM
I'M REALLY INTO VIDEO GAMES NOW, especially Bioware. I really love Mass Effect and Dragon Age(though I'm really lonely wrt to Dragon Age because most of the people I know who like it hate my favorite characters--I'm one of the six Sera stans in the universe--and they tend to only curr about Anders which. lol). I'm also a huge fan of Bioshock, Infamous, Asscreed when Desmond was alive(I still play every game then complain about it, I'm sorry, I'm an embarrassment), Disgaea, Okami.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Holly on June 25, 2015, 06:52:06 PM
AYE VIDEO GAMES

okay so my favorite favorite has to be the last of us. i like stealth and the story is so powerful. also the ezio trilogy. i don't have a ps4 so i haven't gotten to play unity yet, and i really can't be bothered to finish black flag because sailing is boring.

bethesda games are awesome. i'm currently playing fallout 3 and new vegas and trying to finish those. skyrim's really great, i think i have over 300 hours logged on it

i also play and enjoy sims, civ, and i bought 14 games during the steam summer sale so ... there's that lmao
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on June 25, 2015, 07:42:34 PM
I finally started Tales of Symphonia recently after planning to do so for something like seven years. I'm also working on playthroughs of Final Fantasy 13 and NieR. I also just recently finished getting all the PSN trophies for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, so I'm pretty happy about that. Can't wait for Eyes of Heaven to come out, especially if they announce Trish and Hot Pants as playable characters.

And on the subject of JoJo games, there's a really, really awesome fan game called 7th Stand User that I absolutely love. The amount of content the creator put in that game is absolutely incredible, even if it wasn't a fan game. I'm on my sixth playthough and nowhere close to seeing everything there is in that game.

As for Fire Emblem... I was an absolutely MASSIVE fan of the games from about ages 10-14. Like, honestly, it was probably a bit embarrassing how much I loved that series. I actually finished a playthrough of Awakening last week, and while I do think it's a good game and great for newbies to the series, I thought the plot was kind of lacking, especially when you compare it to Radiant Dawn. It felt like a lot of the plot elements were reused from Genealogy of the Holy War (the whole marriage/children mechanic, Grima being very similar to Loptyr, etc.), and I felt like a lot of plot points could have been expanded on more. I was excited at first when the developers said they were working on improving the storyline for Fates, but honestly, I'm not sure if I'll even get it. Even without the whole deal with needing to get different versions to experience the whole plot, a lot of the criticisms mentioned earlier kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. I guess I'll see how the reviews from Japan come out.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on June 25, 2015, 07:46:48 PM
For Fates, I'm really excited for the Nohr route, mainly because I was disappointed with the map objectives with awakening. Only so many rout and kill boss maps are allowed, in my books. I would have enjoyed a bit more challenge, like 3-13 in RD
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Dawnwing on June 25, 2015, 07:50:57 PM
I have become a major Elder Scrolls fan.  I started with Skyrim in 2012 - shortly after you guys had been posting about it here.  Now, if any of you know the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages (UESP) wiki - the oldest (and best) wiki for the series - I'm a major contributor on the wiki itself, I admin its forum, write occasionally for the blog, and I co-run its FB page.

Here's my ES collection (picture taken yesterday).

(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o410/Kipcha28/SAM_0070cropped_zpsgnvxzcel.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jingle on June 25, 2015, 08:26:02 PM
Videooo gammeessss... Right now I'm super into Fallout and Mass Effect (needless to say E3 has me crazy hyped). I spent the majority of my day today playing FO3 (the riverboat dlc is super cool even if all the enemies have crazy high damage resistance?? I'm level 21 and they're still driving me crazy). Also one of my friends is currently running a Mass Effect rpg since we're all home for the summer lol. Doesn't get much nerdier than that, huh?

I'm also playing FF13 but Final Fantasy is a little harder for me to get into? Like you have to get further into the game before it gets really compelling, I think? Idk maybe it's just me...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on June 25, 2015, 08:32:45 PM
I'm also playing FF13 but Final Fantasy is a little harder for me to get into? Like you have to get further into the game before it gets really compelling, I think? Idk maybe it's just me...
FFXIII takes a bit more time to get into it, but the story really picks up around chapter...7, I believe
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on June 25, 2015, 08:46:46 PM
I cannot recommend the Tales series enough, they're cheesy and serious and depressing and lighthearted and they just have so much going for them all the time always, even though the voice directing can be a little awkward sometimes (graces...)
Graces is probably my fav, with Abyss and the Xillias close behind (Abyss has the best story, then Xillias, and Graces ranks way below them, but I love the graces cast so much, weeps), then Vesperia, then Symphonia. I'm playing through the english patch of Innocence too, and I'm only about 25% through the game, but I'm really liking it too. It's a pretty typical tales game so the whole Luca/Illia thing seems a little silly and forced, but eh. I like Ange (she's like... a leia-natalia hybrid. with estelle's booky knowledge) and Spada (but I'm biased because he's in Milla's chapter in Asteria and I have a level 70 spud in my water team). (i don't really get to talk about innocence with anyone, i'm lonely)

When I'm asked about video games, the first things I mention (other than tales) are Zero Escape, Professor Layton, Ace Attorney, and stuff like that. I also like Pokemon a little too casually (as in, rarely do I ever actually finish the storylines on new games).
I really want to replay all the Paper Mario games? I hardly remember the first one at all... though I've replayed TTYD once or twice, but not in the past couple years. I'm literally on the final boss of Sticker Star but I haven't felt compelled to actually beat it yet (I think I started it last summer, which is actually pretty good time?), probably because I'm sure it will be frustrating and I'll lose a couple times. I don't really like the sticker system to be honest, since I never like using items in games and since they're single-use things it's like........ no... I used a guide for it a lot too for bosses because it's so hard to know what Things you're going to need??? what the heck??

LET'S TALK ABOUT ZERO ESCAPE I'm trying to convince my friend to play it but she just got a ps3 so she's got a huge backlog of stuff to play. I cry about vlr at least once a week (luna ;_; phi ;_;) and my sister really needs to play it so I can relive all the suffering. I need to replay both 999 and vlr.

I need to replay everything. All the AAs, Laytons, zero escapes, hotel dusks, TWEWY oh man, ... On my to-play list are OOT (3DS), PLvsAA, Miracle Mask and Azran Legacy (which I can't find D: D:...), uh. Hearts R when my sister is done with it. Ni no Kuni too, and I really need to finish KH and play KHII and KH3D and I want to replay Days, and I wantED to replay BBS but my brother took it with him...
everything happens so much

this post is long enough i am ENDING it

(edit: i can't BELIEVE my mind blanked on abyss in my tales list, and that my fingers didn't automatically include it themselves. abyss was even my av/sig set when we got here and for a long time on wwv4. i'm upset. i have betrayed myself. this is unacceptable.)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jingle on June 25, 2015, 08:53:44 PM
I'm also playing FF13 but Final Fantasy is a little harder for me to get into? Like you have to get further into the game before it gets really compelling, I think? Idk maybe it's just me...
FFXIII takes a bit more time to get into it, but the story really picks up around chapter...7, I believe
Oh, that's good! :) Yeah I'm not very far into it at all, they all just became L'Cie, which I assume is roughly where it starts picking up?
I have to be in the right mood to play games with constant turn-based combat like that, though :p it feels so much more disruptive than combat encounters in other games, you know?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on June 25, 2015, 08:55:19 PM
I'm also playing FF13 but Final Fantasy is a little harder for me to get into? Like you have to get further into the game before it gets really compelling, I think? Idk maybe it's just me...
FFXIII takes a bit more time to get into it, but the story really picks up around chapter...7, I believe
Oh, that's good! :) Yeah I'm not very far into it at all, they all just became L'Cie, which I assume is roughly where it starts picking up?
I have to be in the right mood to play games with constant turn-based combat like that, though :p it feels so much more disruptive than combat encounters in other games, you know?

Lake bresha is one of my favourite areas!!! so pretty
Story picks up around here, but the major character development comes around chapter 7 so that's my fave parts
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on June 25, 2015, 09:48:13 PM
I need to get round to finishing Portal. Got stuck on Test Chamber 15 :P I'm good at the puzzle aspect of it, but terrible with the physics..
I think I got stuck on one of the rooms where you're supposed to open a new portal while jumping through another portal, but I had no mouse and my touchpad was not conducive to quick, controlled movements like that. also the computer itself had overheating problems so that didn't help. but now it's been long enough that I have a newer laptop so I should probably try again sometime (I got steam on here forever ago, I just haven't... done anything with it)

Most of the discomfort comes from the option for incest marriages and generally fanservicey things like the ability to strip units down to bikinis to fight in and the mode where you rub their faces. Which if you're in one of said incest marriages you'll get lines like "next time let your big sister do the touching!" from. I...am just assuming that's gonna be censored for the English release and I can pretend it's not a thing lol.
okay that's... weird why are they moving in this direction D:
like, I know that in japan it's not super taboo for cousins to get married, which is why that option was still available in awakening (though they kind of toned it down for the english version) but siblings...
honestly I don't know if I'll get it either because I don't know which route to pick anyway?? there's too many things to consider

(I still need to play vlr...)
yes.... it's so good... i'm sure you have heard lol

the day i beat it i literally played from 10am to 10pm straight except to eat wow
my brother and sister kept passing it around while I was playing other things but now that I have a PS Vita I could even buy it on there and have TWO copies?? the power
(and I mean, the franchise really needs the support, so...)
anyway it might have to wait until after Hearts and DD but it's still on my list
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on June 25, 2015, 10:33:44 PM
Okay, so for video games I am currently working on playing through all of my massive Steam backlog. So far the plan for how I'm going to do this is:
I'm really in to Deus Ex right now, since I finished the original game near the beginning of summer and am currently playing Human Revolution. I really loved just about everything about the original Deus Ex. I mean, it's really dated in a lot of ways (conspiracy theories, trenchcoats, and wearing sunglasses at night are now considered laughably stupid), but the gameplay really shines through and the dated aspects are really more enjoyably cheesy than they are a detriment to the experience.

I'm still not that far in HR, but so far it seems like they've done a good job of capturing what made the first one so good. Not necessarily the stealth and combat, but the RPG element as well as all of the world building and political/philosophical ideas explored through NPC dialogue and in-game text. I think Deus Ex does a really good job in creating an interactive story that emphasizes the player's choices and actions, instead of just playing cutscenes in between fights.

Valkyria Chronicles really seems like a big outlier on that list... I've played a lot of JRPGs, so I kind of felt like looking more into the Western games on Steam was a way of broadening my horizons, but then I was like "This anime World War II simulator seems right up my alley."

Also, RE: Fire Emblem Fates... I kind of anticipated this. Admittedly, Awakening was already sort of heading in this direction, and I didn't like it much at first until I actually played it. Now, obviously they're taking it much farther than what was expected but... well, I guess we'll have to see. The waifus don't directly detract from the actual gameplay, so as long as there are a lot of fun characters with good supports I'll probably be okay with it.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Gorse on June 25, 2015, 10:37:23 PM
OKAY AS I SAID ON THE REFRESHER THREAD and as my entire profile probably gives away Kingdom Hearts has basically taken over the past three years of my life and doesn't seem to be willing to let go anytime soon. I have absolutely no problems with this situation.

That being said I also love Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Tales of (especially Abyss), Final Fantasy games, The World Ends with You, Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Animal Crossing, The Last of Us, Persona 4, Starbound, Don't Starve, and Fallout (especially New Vegas). There's also plenty of games that fall into the "I could never play it but I love watching LPs of it" which mainly consists of horror games like Fatal Frame, Haunting Ground, and so on.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on June 25, 2015, 10:46:17 PM
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Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hail on June 25, 2015, 10:47:57 PM
ahh

the better question is what HAVEN'T I played because I've played pretty much everything mentioned in this thread, but VLR/Skyrim/TOGraces/ORAS are games I've put a lot of time into the past year or so? been playing lots of LA Noire and DKC Tropical Freeze this summer. some of my older faves include Pokemon Crystal and Yoshi's Island

I really can't make myself finish the first FF13 game because I don't wanna bother with the combat but it's immediate on my to-do list along with Super Mario 3D World/Land, FTL: Faster Than Light, and a handful of 4x/grand strategy games like Civ V/Crusader Kings 2/Endless Legend

I also gotta work backwards thru Fire Emblem as a series but I'm avoiding the discussion about FE14

nice! nice. say words to me about any games and I'll say words back
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Lightning on June 27, 2015, 02:15:49 AM
side note Pokemon Shuffle has absorbed my life in 30 minute intervals and I don't know how to stop please send help... or enable me with jewels...
this is my life.

Also I'm a avid gamer and I literally never stop playing video games. I especially like Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Pokemon, and Zelda. Of course, anyone who follows me on tumblr should know that by now and my entire blog is a mixture of video games and cats. Seriously I could go on about Mass Effect especially for ages. I have an N7 hoodie and Joker's SR2 hat (from ME3) and I wear them on an almost daily basis even though it's hot outside. If it's not obvious which Mass Effect character is my favorite... I think you need to do some calibrations. ;) I love my Turian dork and he is amazing and very nerdy, and I have a friend who's just like him oops. I'm beyond exited for Andromeda and I will get an Xbox One just for that.

I will also buy a PS4 just for Final Fantasy VII's remake. It's got a very special place in my heart and I still play it to this day...despite only beating Sephiroth once lmao. I have a PSP version and a PS1 version and both have so many save files because I get bored and like to rename characters.

Pokemon though. I'm starting another thread just for that. I love Pokemon so much.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on June 27, 2015, 04:35:02 PM
So being that I can't afford all the video games I want I watch a lot of let's players
and I have to say that Best Friends Play Indigo Prophecy really blew my mind

I've never seen a game so bad...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on June 27, 2015, 08:04:59 PM
So being that I can't afford all the video games I want I watch a lot of let's players
and I have to say that Best Friends Play Indigo Prophecy really blew my mind

I've never seen a game so bad...
Blasphemy. That scene where Lucas suddenly has magic zombie kung fu powers and fights a helicopter is one of the most immersive experiences I've ever seen in a video game. You just don't understand David Cage's artistic vision.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on June 27, 2015, 08:35:24 PM
So being that I can't afford all the video games I want I watch a lot of let's players
and I have to say that Best Friends Play Indigo Prophecy really blew my mind

I've never seen a game so bad...
Blasphemy. That scene where Lucas suddenly has magic zombie kung fu powers and fights a helicopter is one of the most immersive experiences I've ever seen in a video game. You just don't understand David Cage's artistic vision.
artistic vision is a failure of the game designer
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on June 29, 2015, 03:28:09 PM
UM. apparently one of the defendants in the new ace attorney game is going to be natsume soseki

bruh
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jilda on June 29, 2015, 05:01:21 PM
I got an xbox 360 about two years ago in a black friday rush along with cod ghost due to my friend and we played till our free one month membership was up and ever since my xbox has pretty much been untouched which I feel guilty about. I'm currently wanting to buy the 2013 tomb raider, but outside of that I tbh don't know a lot of good xbox 360 titles? ( so basically in short does anyone have any recommendations? )

I do love my 3ds though (and am extremely annoyed they made a new one thats exactly the same thing "but better" and some games they're now making will only work on that one ??? ) and I love zelda games and pokemon. And then I got my gamecube and wii where I got so many games I love.

I was not planning on getting the wii U at all but I'm gonna get it with my birthday money I get this year hopefully because the new zelda game coming out for it looks so amazing ;_;
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on June 29, 2015, 05:06:54 PM
I'm slightly annoyed with the whole 3DS thing too, but I could probably get a new one, considering the fact that I got mine when it first came out. It's getting along in years, now.
I also wanna get xenoblade chronicles, but thats another reason entirely
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on June 29, 2015, 05:13:36 PM
Honestly, the most annoying thing about the New 3Dd for me is that in America, they're only releasing the New 3DS XL, not the regular version. It's bigger than I would want, so I'm sticking to my regular 3DS for now. Still wish I could play Xenoblade Chronicles, though.
The region locking also really annoys me. Want to import a foreign system/game? Nope! You can't. Even if it's not being released in your region.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jilda on June 29, 2015, 05:16:20 PM
Ahh. I got mine at the end of 2013 when Link Between Worlds came out and I got the limited edition one that was gold with the triforce and was the XL, so there's also the fact I'm pretty attached to it as well not gonna lie. But i dunno it's sort of like "how many more updates can you do on something before there's no more bettering it and you're basically releasing the same thing over and over again?"

Like if I'm gonna upgrade from my 3ds, there better be something really special about the newest system. Not simply "better parts." like the newest 3ds seems to be. This is also an issue with smartphones but that's a whole other discussion.

There's also a fact I don't have much interest personally for the titles coming out for the newest 3ds so I'm not much in a rush to get it either like the wii U and the newest zelda game.

I sorta get why they're only releasing xl - the xl systems are usually more popular as out here it's "the bigger, the better." Sorta why you see the certain smartphones being the size of basically mini tablets. ( there's just too many similarities with phones and gaming systems. :s )
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on June 29, 2015, 05:33:29 PM
I got an xbox 360 about two years ago in a black friday rush along with cod ghost due to my friend and we played till our free one month membership was up and ever since my xbox has pretty much been untouched which I feel guilty about. I'm currently wanting to buy the 2013 tomb raider, but outside of that I tbh don't know a lot of good xbox 360 titles? ( so basically in short does anyone have any recommendations? )
Tales of Vesperia........ 8)
All Tales games can be kind of cheesy esp with regard to voice acting, but they're reaeaeaeaeaally fun, long jrpgs with great stories so I'd definitely say it's worth it. I mean, I'm a rabid tales-eater, but still. It might be kind of hard to find, though?

The 3DS development stuff is kind of upsetting because they've released sooooo many special editions, like... I have the New Leaf XL and I love it because it's Animal Crossing, but there's so many other cool designs out there, and my XL was already my second 3ds (I sold the my first one, a little red one to get the second) so it's not like we can just repeatedly keep buying new ones -__-... thanks Nintendo
Also it's pretty sad that they won't release the N3DS in the normal size. I know a couple people who want the small one for various reasons. It can't be THAT nonprofitable to release it... just go for it...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jilda on June 29, 2015, 05:41:20 PM
I got an xbox 360 about two years ago in a black friday rush along with cod ghost due to my friend and we played till our free one month membership was up and ever since my xbox has pretty much been untouched which I feel guilty about. I'm currently wanting to buy the 2013 tomb raider, but outside of that I tbh don't know a lot of good xbox 360 titles? ( so basically in short does anyone have any recommendations? )
Tales of Vesperia........ 8)
All Tales games can be kind of cheesy esp with regard to voice acting, but they're reaeaeaeaeaally fun, long jrpgs with great stories so I'd definitely say it's worth it. I mean, I'm a rabid tales-eater, but still. It might be kind of hard to find, though?

The 3DS development stuff is kind of upsetting because they've released sooooo many special editions, like... I have the New Leaf XL and I love it because it's Animal Crossing, but there's so many other cool designs out there, and my XL was already my second 3ds (I sold the my first one, a little red one to get the second) so it's not like we can just repeatedly keep buying new ones -__-... thanks Nintendo
Also it's pretty sad that they won't release the N3DS in the normal size. I know a couple people who want the small one for various reasons. It can't be THAT nonprofitable to release it... just go for it...
I think I've heard of that game actually, and I usually am drawn to games with nice stories. I'll look into it. cc:

Yeah! If anything with all the new designs they'd release that's probably where they made huge profit. With the new one it looks like they're just gonna release new cases for it which I find rather disappointing. I find an entirely themed limited edition ds (like my zelda one, or your animal crossing one for example) to be way more special than cases. Idk, that might just be me haha.

:/ that is true. There's also people who'd rather get the smaller one as usually it's less money and thus more affordable. With this tactic of only releasing the xl they're forcing people into buying the more expensive one. Tbh I have no idea how Nintendo could be money hungry (I mean all companies are, but Nintendo is probably the most successful gaming company period. idk)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Dawnwing on June 29, 2015, 06:02:05 PM
I was annoyed by the whole 3DS thing too.  I got the very original one, before the price drop, so I got all those free games - I'd rather have gotten an equivalent amount of credit for their store, though.  I don't mind mine being smaller; I am annoyed by the fact that the new one has more built-in memory, and better processing power (I do notice lag sometimes even in non-online games on my 3DS), and the whole amiibo thing.
I don't think I'll buy a new one though.  Mine is still in good shape, and I'm just not playing as much 3DS as I used to; I've put a lot more money and time lately into PC.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on June 30, 2015, 03:33:59 AM
I cannot recommend the Tales series enough, they're cheesy and serious and depressing and lighthearted and they just have so much going for them all the time always, even though the voice directing can be a little awkward sometimes (graces...)

This sums up my video game life hahaha, Tales are the best!

I really love Tales, Final Fantasy and Fire Emblem, and tend to waste a lot of time socialising on MMOs. ^^
That's about it unfortunately. I'm a super lazy gamer.

Also I read the FE Fates spoilers and my brain is on fire. I'm equally shocked by the content as I am by the fact that someone else has played Genealogy of the Holy War. x3
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Holly on June 30, 2015, 03:37:18 AM
I got an xbox 360 about two years ago in a black friday rush along with cod ghost due to my friend and we played till our free one month membership was up and ever since my xbox has pretty much been untouched which I feel guilty about. I'm currently wanting to buy the 2013 tomb raider, but outside of that I tbh don't know a lot of good xbox 360 titles? ( so basically in short does anyone have any recommendations? )

i don't know what sort of games you like or if you're looking for xbox exclusive titles (i don't have an xbox) but the assassin's creed series are pretty good games and there are i think 6 of them that are avaliable on the xbox 360.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jilda on June 30, 2015, 04:10:00 AM
I got an xbox 360 about two years ago in a black friday rush along with cod ghost due to my friend and we played till our free one month membership was up and ever since my xbox has pretty much been untouched which I feel guilty about. I'm currently wanting to buy the 2013 tomb raider, but outside of that I tbh don't know a lot of good xbox 360 titles? ( so basically in short does anyone have any recommendations? )

i don't know what sort of games you like or if you're looking for xbox exclusive titles (i don't have an xbox) but the assassin's creed series are pretty good games and there are i think 6 of them that are avaliable on the xbox 360.
Nah it doesn't have to be Xbox exclusive. As long as I can play it on an Xbox, all is well.

My brother has an assassin's creed game for his playstation, it looks like loads of fun but he'd never let me play >_< he was scared I'd screw up his saves or something haha. I'll keep it in mind.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on June 30, 2015, 11:01:50 AM
I started an mmo before I went to Japan, but I haven't played it in a rly long time lmao
I need to get back to that
Does anyone play Aura Kingdom?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on June 30, 2015, 01:42:19 PM
Quote from: Scary
Quote from: Sunneth on June 25, 2015, 06:46:46 PM (http://forum2.warriorswish.net/index.php?topic=34.msg429#msg429)I cannot recommend the Tales series enough, they're cheesy and serious and depressing and lighthearted and they just have so much going for them all the time always, even though the voice directing can be a little awkward sometimes (graces...)
This sums up my video game life hahaha, Tales are the best!

I really love Tales, Final Fantasy and Fire Emblem, and tend to waste a lot of time socialising on MMOs. ^^
That's about it unfortunately. I'm a super lazy gamer.

Also I read the FE Fates spoilers and my brain is on fire. I'm equally shocked by the content as I am by the fact that someone else has played Genealogy of the Holy War. x3
[/quote]
WHAT
HELLO
we are now good friends. which ones have you played and what are your favorites??????
I've played (in this order): Symphonia, Symphonia 2, Abyss, Xillia, Graces, Vesperia (PS3 import; i've actually never played the xbox eng version :( and probably never will. but the xbox version doesn't have Patty so who really cares), Xillia 2, Innocence (working on it - english patch of the original, not Innocence R). and we have Hearts R which my sister is working on this summer, and then I'll get to take it to school with me in the fall
Graces is my fav for the characters and Abyss is my fav for the story, and the Xillias come pretty dang close for both. Symphonia 2 is my favorite to make fun of because I really enjoyed it when I played it in 2008, but dear god it definitely does fall way short of all the other games, and I understand why most of the fandom hates it. I love everything that I've played though!

edit: what is happening to this quote omg chill
also apparently I blabbed all this in my first post, too. I just get too excited when it comes to talking about tales games ok
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: zang on July 01, 2015, 04:42:25 PM
zesteria is coming to steam and thats good because the newest playstation console i own ends in the number 2
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 02, 2015, 05:50:09 AM
I started an mmo before I went to Japan, but I haven't played it in a rly long time lmao
I need to get back to that
Does anyone play Aura Kingdom?

Actually I was checking that out a while ago and srsly considering getting into it, is it good?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 02, 2015, 10:44:38 AM
TALESSS
I don't think I've talked a lot about them yet?? Well I really like them tooooo
I've played both of the xillias, abyss, and about a quarter of symphonia. I haven't played any others bc I haven't been able to get my hands on them unfortunately =/ I think my favourite is Xillia 1, followed by Abyss and Xillia 2, which are tied. Xillia 2 would be slightly higher than Abyss bc of Muzet (I love her) but I really don't like the chapter set up in the game or the debt system sooooo... anyways I'm super excited for Zestiria!! Lailah looks sick.
I also rly wanna play vesperia but I don't have an xbox and my japanese is mandarin so I mean...

Also more on FE fates, apparently there's gonna be a support where soleil get's turned straight by kamui?? like she's a lesbian at the beginning and then falls in love with him. I don't really have a problem with it bc sexuality is fluid, but it does sort of make me cringe tbh. thoughts?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on July 02, 2015, 01:57:09 PM
Quote from: Heat
I also rly wanna play vesperia but I don't have an xbox and my japanese is mandarin so I mean...

I present to you: your hacker guide (http://hyouta.com/vesperia/)
when we played vesperia we used the apps.lushu.org site that's cited on there, but this one came out recently and is a lot more thorough. I BELIEVE IN YOU, HEAT
(they even have all of Patty's scenes translated <3 <3 <3<3 we really need to replay it now because now my sister won't have to fast-translate and miss a bunch of stuff. patty!!!!! she makes a lot of ocean puns because she is Wonderful)

Quote from: zang
zesteria is coming to steam and thats good because the newest playstation console i own ends in the number 2
I still can't believe this, I always thought that steam/ps4 rumor came out of nowhere and then it ended up being true and like
what
how....... How
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: zang on July 02, 2015, 04:04:30 PM
even japanese developers are beginning to come around to the irresistible delights of gaben's wonderful walled (olive) garden

and, you know, internally the ps4 is just a glorified pc anyways
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: zang on July 02, 2015, 04:54:39 PM
http://www.pcgamer.com/tales-of-symphonia-confirmed-for-pc/ (http://www.pcgamer.com/tales-of-symphonia-confirmed-for-pc/)

Quote
Bandai Namco announced in June that Tales of Zestiria will launch on Steam on October 20, which was happy news indeed for fans of the long-running "Tales Of" franchise. And now there's even more good news: An HD remake of Tales of Symphonia will join it in 2016.


Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 02, 2015, 06:02:54 PM
Also more on FE fates, apparently there's gonna be a support where soleil get's turned straight by kamui?? like she's a lesbian at the beginning and then falls in love with him. I don't really have a problem with it bc sexuality is fluid, but it does sort of make me cringe tbh. thoughts?
There's actually a TON of misinformation still going on about Fates, but especially about this support in particular. To clear it up (idk if it's a spoiler so I'll put it under a tag):
(click to show/hide)

There's been so much misinformation going around regarding this game, so basically, unless you see and confirm it yourself, I'd advise everyone to take new info about this game with a huge grain of salt.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 02, 2015, 06:05:30 PM
I'm actually really happy with soleil bc its absolutely wonderful for me to have LGBT characters in a FE game! now... if only marriage was an option.
thanks for clearing that up, Heron!!
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on July 02, 2015, 10:46:00 PM
what are the chances they'll ever release the vesperia remake on pc??
I mean I love having the jp version (even if it was a huge headache trying to translate half of it on the fly) but it's frustrating that so many people can't play the remake

I got hearts for my birthday but I've only played it for two hours total because Ww keeps distracting me :( stop being so active guys

really tho I have a huge backlog of games but we're replaying graces to get all the skits, I need to finish my most recent xillia playthrough, and I want to replay x2 again, and then zestiria is going to come out soon (while sunneth is at school, which means I have to buy it but not play it until december). it's a hard video game life


yeah so far I'm not super into Fates but it kind of drives me crazy how intense fandoms get about looking for things to complain about, so I'm not going to judge it too much until I or people I trust have actually seen it (since idk if I'll get it myself). I barely see any stuff about it on tumblr but it seems to keep going back and forth...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on July 03, 2015, 04:11:30 PM
ZERO ESCAPE 3 IS REAL I'M A L I V E
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: rowan on July 03, 2015, 04:31:58 PM
ZERO ESCAPE 3 IS REAL I'M A L I V E


!!!!!WHAT LINK ME RN I NEED TO SEE THIS????
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on July 03, 2015, 04:35:57 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/03/zero-escape-volume-3-revealed (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/03/zero-escape-volume-3-revealed)

:')
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: rowan on July 03, 2015, 04:39:18 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/03/zero-escape-volume-3-revealed (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/03/zero-escape-volume-3-revealed)

:')


(http://i.imgur.com/54XGQ2b.png)

IM SO HYPED THANK YOU MOSS I CANT WAIT I AM SCREAMING
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on July 03, 2015, 04:47:03 PM
LITERALLY LAST WEEK WHEN I MET MY FRIEND'S FRIEND WE WERE LIKE "yeah.... ze3 needs to be real..." AND LOOK AT US NOW
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on July 03, 2015, 04:47:54 PM
root beer floats for everyone
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: rowan on July 03, 2015, 04:48:41 PM
i want to purchase ze3 so bad and i want to see phi again cuz she's my fav......tbh protect phi

root beer floats for everyone

(quark voice) REALLY??? O:
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 03, 2015, 04:50:21 PM
what is zero escape though?? ive never heard of it
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on July 03, 2015, 04:51:10 PM
they're puzzle/adventure/visual novel games! they're really fun!!!! the first one is called 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: MarcoPolo on July 03, 2015, 05:34:49 PM
Does anyone else play Minecraft?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: runningfire on July 03, 2015, 05:58:28 PM
I have three words for you all. 

spyro

the

dragon
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: rowan on July 03, 2015, 05:59:34 PM
I have three words for you all.

spyro

the

dragon

BURSTS THROUGH THE DOOR

DID SOMEONE SAY SPYRO
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 03, 2015, 06:03:05 PM
I have three words for you all.

spyro

the

dragon

BURSTS THROUGH THE DOOR

DID SOMEONE SAY SPYRO

grapefruit YEAHHHHH
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: runningfire on July 03, 2015, 06:17:25 PM
spyro was the very first video game I can remember playing as a little kid, and it's one of the few games I have replayed over and over and over. the original trilogy will always be my favorite but I do have a soft spot for hero's tail.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jilda on July 03, 2015, 06:49:11 PM
SPYRO OH MY------

I have like all of his games made for the game cube hdbdje
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 03, 2015, 06:50:35 PM
RIPTOS RAGE was my jam but also bc thats the one I got the farthest in
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lady chocobo on July 03, 2015, 06:52:20 PM
spyro yesss

i enjoyed year of the dragon. never finished ripto's rage though ;w;
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jilda on July 03, 2015, 06:54:23 PM
Now I have a huge want to play Spyro later when I get home. guess the dawnwhisper ref is gonna have to wait
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on July 03, 2015, 09:28:51 PM
So I finished the first boss battle in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and oh my god that was so bad. It was really bad. I know that's the one thing everyone complains about in this game but ugh that was so frustrating.

I mean, the boss battles in the first Deus Ex were also really bad. In fact, they were bad for very much the same reasons. But at the very least you had other options like avoiding the confrontation or killing them instantly by doing a sidequest to figure out their killphrase (or cheesing the game via LAM abuse, which is what I did). They also weren't padded out by cutscenes, takedown cinematics, and loading times. I guess the fact that you couldn't just try again multiple times very quickly is what made it that much more frustrating in HR.

It's weird. It's like they tried to combine the "surprise encounter with regular enemy who has augs, more health, and better weapons that is over as quickly as it starts" style of boss fights from the original with the more common "Incoming boss fight! Cutscenes! Epic encounter in large arena!" style, and it just doesn't work.

But beyond that, I'm really enjoying this game. I mean, I love Deus Ex, and although I wouldn't say it's as good as the original but it's definitely a very faithful recreation of the experience (well, if you ignore the regenerating health and how easy firing behind cover makes the combat). All of the references to the first game are a really nice touch too.

The fact that it's very obviously inspired by RoboCop also helps a bit. Detroit-based ex-police officer is violently killed and then unwillingly brought back to life as a cyborg by a giant corporation, where have I heard that before? Also, when you're sneaking around the police station, I noticed that the nameplate on one of the doors said "A. Murphy".
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: MarcoPolo on July 03, 2015, 10:19:02 PM
Minecraft.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Holley on July 03, 2015, 10:43:58 PM
root beer floats for everyone
thank you
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on July 04, 2015, 06:38:15 AM
Minecraft.

I've really wanted to play for like 3 years but 27 dollars doesn't seem like a good deal to me... So I mostly just watch Achievement Hunter let's plays on youtube
they're really awful at the game but it's a laugh
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: centuries of immortals. on July 04, 2015, 07:15:09 PM
eyy gamers

Anyway I'm really excited to get back in the Grand Theft Auto series. I really need a better computer or laptop than the current one I'm using tho - help me decide which should I get out of these two; MSI or ASUS? Johnny confused D8
I also wanted to get new headphones and maybe a desk microphone?? I'd really want to be a youtuber heh
Who has heard of the game Agar.io though?? Really frustrating game - in a good way :D
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on July 04, 2015, 07:23:17 PM
@centuries of immortals. Agar.io iS SUPER FUN
I like nicknaming myself Boba Smoothie because it's all dots lol
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: centuries of immortals. on July 04, 2015, 08:25:11 PM
Quote from: lavender
@centuries of immortals. (http://forum2.warriorswish.net/index.php?action=profile;u=115) Agar.io iS SUPER FUN
I like nicknaming myself Boba Smoothie because it's all dots lol
yesss
me and a friend recorded a video of it - i need to figure out how to use vegas pro :D
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: zang on July 06, 2015, 01:02:24 PM
help me decide which should I get out of these two; MSI or ASUS?

an asus computer is a good idea if you enjoy persistent headaches induced by constant problems and hardware failures
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Darkforestwarrior on July 06, 2015, 02:36:31 PM
help me decide which should I get out of these two; MSI or ASUS?

an asus computer is a good idea if you enjoy persistent headaches induced by constant problems and hardware failures
Agreed. I had an asus for a tiny while and had to return it it was honestly so bad.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Darkstar on July 06, 2015, 02:46:28 PM
help me decide which should I get out of these two; MSI or ASUS?


My MSI gaming laptop has yet to fail me, honestly. I think it's a GP70 Leopard?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Teezy on July 06, 2015, 03:33:33 PM
I'm Teezy and I used to play a lot of video games but now I don't play as much anymore but still
My first love is the Silent Hill series and Silent Hills' cancellation broke my heart and I weep profusely every day.

I also really like Ecco, Okami, TES (Morrowind especially), Fallout New Vegas and Bad Mojo. Oh Pokemon too but I've been slackin'.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: zang on July 06, 2015, 04:23:45 PM
teez can we create a secret clubhouse where we talk about how good the ecco games are and how disappointing it is the spiritual successor kickstarter failed
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on July 06, 2015, 04:24:27 PM
teez can we create a secret clubhouse where we talk about how good the ecco games are and how disappointing it is the spiritual successor kickstarter failed
I guess the ecconomy just wasn't in the right condition
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 06, 2015, 04:29:58 PM
If any of you have a Wii U, they added Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones as a virtual console game. I really, really love that game and it's one of my favorites ever (probably my absolute favorite), so if it doesn't cost too much, you should definitely get it.

Started playing Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 the other day. Man, I really wish they'd release a new game for this series.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Teezy on July 06, 2015, 04:32:07 PM
teez can we create a secret clubhouse where we talk about how good the ecco games are and how disappointing it is the spiritual successor kickstarter failed
Yes absolutely.

I love the crushing feeling of isolation. I love the lore. I love the controls. They're sooo good.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 06, 2015, 05:23:48 PM
If any of you have a Wii U, they added Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones as a virtual console game. I really, really love that game and it's one of my favorites ever (probably my absolute favorite), so if it doesn't cost too much, you should definitely get it.

Started playing Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 the other day. Man, I really wish they'd release a new game for this series.
UGH UGH UGH I RLY WANT A WIIU NOW but moneyyy
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on July 06, 2015, 05:32:22 PM
I kind of want to buy a wii u but I'm kinda on the fence about it
plus Hyrule Warriors is gonna be a 3ds game so that took away one thing I was gonna buy it to play

I guess Splatoon is pretty cool and it's all that my friend talks about now... but like... what do

probably buy a refurbished one just because it's like $100 less sometimes (https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/browse/category.jsp;jsessionid=XmhlgdNvgOX05XcTzeL6CtPrsE6pScoAK5ctEN-caf4fd2tuH2h9!1767104805?categoryId=cat10002)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 06, 2015, 08:26:02 PM
SPEAKING OF FIRE EMBLEM who did you guys marry in Awakening? Chrom is my go-to guy in that game, but I think I might go for Libra in my next playthrough.
I also started replaying Path of Radiance recently. That game and Radiant Dawn are SO GOOD.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 06, 2015, 09:28:44 PM
SPEAKING OF FIRE EMBLEM who did you guys marry in Awakening? Chrom is my go-to guy in that game, but I think I might go for Libra in my next playthrough.
I also started replaying Path of Radiance recently. That game and Radiant Dawn are SO GOOD.
oooh first it depends on what gender I'm playing as
If I go for male, I like marrying cordelia (for a bomb ass severa) or severa (for a tsundere wife and an even better morgan)
If I'm female, usually I go for chrom, but I've also gone for inigo once as well.

OTP though is MMUxTharja
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 06, 2015, 10:02:03 PM
I haven't played as a guy yet, but I think I'd probably go for Say'ri or Flavia if I did.
I usually stick to roughly the same pairings.
(click to show/hide)
I've thought about doing a playthrough where I go for Priam, but his recruitment chapter is such a pain that I might not ever really get around to doing that.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on July 06, 2015, 10:28:05 PM
I considered chrom, but it ended up a toss-up between gaius and stahl for me... I went with gaius eventually but I still like them both a lot (they both remind me of Tales Of characters......) (also speaking of http://ruination-fangs.tumblr.com/post/68039262802/i-am-a-protagonist-with-long-red-hair-amnesia[/tumblr]]tales of parallels (http://[tumblr),,,)

I'm on my first playthrough as male!robin right now and I'm probably going to marry cordelia. lucina is actually my favorite girl but I'd feel weird making her marry robin considering her parentage/circumstances

honestly trying to figure out how to pair up the rest of the units is harder than the actual battles
first playthrough I went for these:
(click to show/hide)
this time I'm trying to get the rest of the supports (or at least most of the rest) just to fill in the library, but it's taking years. I'm only half-decided on which alternate pairs I want to finish with. now that sumia's not married to chrom I'm not loving any of her super-limited options... I wanted to marry her to stahl but I can't :(
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 06, 2015, 10:38:16 PM
I wish I could marry Libra to Sumia. I wish he had more support options in general; he's a great character and one of my absolute favorites.
The upside of marrying Chrom is that I end up with a family of unstoppable killing machines. Lucina had some really good stats in my last playthrough. I wish that the Chrom/Female Avatar supports had a bit more substance to them, though. They're okay, but there's so much that could have been built upon between them that was left untouched in their dialogue.

This is my Avatar I use in Awakening.
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Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Pantherstrike on July 06, 2015, 10:50:56 PM
SPEAKING OF FIRE EMBLEM who did you guys marry in Awakening? Chrom is my go-to guy in that game, but I think I might go for Libra in my next playthrough.
I also started replaying Path of Radiance recently. That game and Radiant Dawn are SO GOOD.

I married Stahl the first time around, Lissa the second entirely because I wanted to call Owain my son, Panne in the third so Morgan could be a taguel baby, and Chrom in the fourth because I shipped Chrom/Robin from the get go despite not marrying him.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: rowan on July 07, 2015, 01:39:24 AM
Hi I'm still thinking about ZE3 and found http://arkence.tumblr.com/post/68548454545/best-of-out-of-context-999[/tumblr]]this tumblr post (http://[tumblr) of out of context 999 screencaps

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Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: centuries of immortals. on July 07, 2015, 07:27:37 AM
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Quote from: centuries of immortals. on 05 July 2015, 08:15:09 (http://forum2.warriorswish.net/index.php?topic=34.msg4403#msg4403)help me decide which should I get out of these two; MSI or ASUS?
an asus computer is a good idea if you enjoy persistent headaches induced by constant problems and hardware failures
 asus is out of the question, then.
what about Razer vs MSI?
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Quote from: centuries of immortals. on 05 July 2015, 08:15:09 (http://forum2.warriorswish.net/index.php?topic=34.msg4403#msg4403)help me decide which should I get out of these two; MSI or ASUS?

My MSI gaming laptop has yet to fail me, honestly. I think it's a GP70 Leopard?
considering the MSI just need opinion on Razer gaming laptop
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 07, 2015, 07:51:07 AM
I love the SumiaxFrederick pairing, especially in the early game (they cover eachothers weaknesses SO well), but I feel like it's better in the end to pair sumia up with either chrom or Henry, because both of them make much better Cynthias. With Chrom!Sumia, you end up getting one of they better lucinas as well

Also because magic is so overpowered in awakening, Henry!sumia is really good as a dark flier, solely using magic. I think I ended up having a higher magic stat than strength, but that could have just been luck on my part.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on July 07, 2015, 09:39:27 AM
RE: Marriages in Awakening:
Miriel is best girl and I hate how underappreciated she is. All of her supports are so good.

For my second playthrough (which I still haven't finished...) I married Sully, because she's also pretty flawless, and when I do a third I'll probably marry Panne.

I still haven't done a female playthrough yet, but I'd probably go for Chrom for obvious reasons. Beyond that I have a really hard time deciding between Henry and Gregor.

Lissa/Vaike
Funny story: I did this pair on my first playthrough, and Owain was the first second gen unit I picked up, so at this point I didn't know that children were only determined by the mother, so I actually thought that Owain was solely connected to Vaike because it seemed too appropriate personality-wise.

The thing is, it makes too much sense. I honestly can't make sense of Owain being Lissa's son without Vaike also being the father. I'm doing Lissa/Libra for my second playthrough, and yeah it's adorable, but... I can't unsee Vaike being Owain's father.


Also, I really like Frederick as a character, so it's a shame that he's not great as a unit. I haven't actually done any of his supports because I instinctively decide not to use him...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Ivypool on July 07, 2015, 10:33:19 AM
what's agar.io, if i may ask?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on July 07, 2015, 11:45:27 AM
what's agar.io, if i may ask?

it's a free (http://agar.io/) online web browser-based game where you are a little cell dot and you eat other dots that are smaller than you to get bigger
the biggest cells get onto a leaderboard, and the leaderboard is constantly changing

the only catch to getting bigger is that you get slower, and so it gets harder to eat other cells if you're too massive

it reminds me a lot of a simplified part of a game called Spore (https://youtu.be/WoP5thatpr4?t=21s) that I really like

(I should probably warn... some people nickname their cells some rather vulgar things...)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: centuries of immortals. on July 08, 2015, 01:35:39 AM
Quote from: lavender
Quote from: Ivypool on 07 July 2015, 23:33:19 (http://forum2.warriorswish.net/index.php?topic=34.msg5698#msg5698)what's agar.io, if i may ask?
it's a free (http://agar.io/) online web browser-based game where you are a little cell dot and you eat other dots that are smaller than you to get bigger
the biggest cells get onto a leaderboard, and the leaderboard is constantly changing

the only catch to getting bigger is that you get slower, and so it gets harder to eat other cells if you're too massive

it reminds me a lot of a simplified part of a game called Spore (https://youtu.be/WoP5thatpr4?t=21s) that I really like

(I should probably warn... some people nickname their cells some rather vulgar things...)
 True, but then again some players nickname their cells "don't eat me" or "eat me". xD
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2015, 04:24:23 AM
so i've been terrible at keeping up to date with this thread
BUT

tales of zestiria hype, anyone~? ^^
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 08, 2015, 04:38:21 AM
I've named my cell in agario "hey hunty" and "I love you"
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: centuries of immortals. on July 08, 2015, 07:15:46 AM
i have a history of naming my cells in agar.io "Doge", "Moon" and "Malaysia" oops
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 08, 2015, 08:19:37 AM
I saw a moon moon the other day and I saw 4chan like same
I also saw japan
And canada
My two fave countries
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on July 08, 2015, 01:55:21 PM
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so i've been terrible at keeping up to date with this thread
BUT

tales of zestiria hype, anyone~? ^^

HYPE
I feel like I should be more hype, because I hardly think about it at all... maybe I will think about it more closer to when it comes out... i'm still sad it's this fall and not this summer because i'll be at school which means i CAN'T PLAY IT :/
thanks bamco

but yeah. I've also heard so much crap about it from the fandom I don't even know what to feel anymore.
i had a dream the other night i was playing zestiria (it wasn't like zestiria at all, it was just a dream-zestiria) and i'd been playing for several days and alisha still hadn't showed up and i was like IS THIS WHAT THE FANDOM WAS SO UPSET ABOUT?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 08, 2015, 03:23:26 PM
I've heard a bit of crap about zestiria, but what are the main problems?
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Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on July 08, 2015, 03:42:59 PM
I've been avoiding as many zesty spoilers as I can, but afaik that's the main problem heat
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idk I'm wary about it but I think I'll like it more than the fandom is telling me I should, fandom blows everything out of proportion

The thing is, it makes too much sense. I honestly can't make sense of Owain being Lissa's son without Vaike also being the father. I'm doing Lissa/Libra for my second playthrough, and yeah it's adorable, but... I can't unsee Vaike being Owain's father.
this is kind of how I felt about maribelle/libra?? they were units I rarely used so I shoved them together mostly because they were running out of options, but it made so much sense for Brady to have a sensitive, caring (blonde) priest for a father (also Brady's whole thing about being unexpectedly "ugly," considering how beautiful his dad is)

I still haven't seen any S-ranks on this playthrough but I think miriel and panne would be my runners-up for avatar pairs. sumia might well end up with gaius just because I feel like henry is too creepy for her and frederick is too old (idk their actual ages but some of them seem a lot younger than others so it kind of weirds me out that they all had kids around the same time...) but who knows, maybe seeing the convos will change my mind
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wryfinch on July 08, 2015, 03:44:07 PM
My one defining feature is an ability to become obsessed with one series and stick with it and stalk everything about it until I find another little thing to entertain me.

Currently, I'm on a huge "The World Ends With You" hype, despite being 8-freaking-years late to the fandom and hating the ships to death and beyond. The story is intriguing and I love the characters. (Even the most obnoxious prick to ever grace the Nintendo DS.) Still, the battle system is very tiring; I can't focus on both of the screens, so fusion stars are hard to get for me.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2015, 04:06:37 PM
TWEWY is great tbh.
the less you go outside more you practice the better at the combat system you'll get. :3

and i assume you're discreetly complimenting joshua, who is like the best character to grace the nintendo ds e_e
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wryfinch on July 08, 2015, 04:38:24 PM
and i assume you're discreetly complimenting joshua, who is like the best character to grace the nintendo ds e_e

Hee hee, of course I am. Josh is the best, despite being an arrogant magnificent jerk/tease who loves manipulation. He's just fabulous.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2015, 05:07:41 PM
and i assume you're discreetly complimenting joshua, who is like the best character to grace the nintendo ds e_e

Hee hee, of course I am. Josh is the best, despite being an arrogant magnificent jerk/tease who loves manipulation. He's just fabulous.

just saying, basically every line of his from another day (iirc?) has become an inside joke between a friend and i. lol. he's the best. <3
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on July 08, 2015, 05:10:03 PM
here's a secret, I really don't care about Joshua that much....... he's funny but I just don't get all the love for him. sorry buddy.

I really need to replay twewy!! It's been... at least six years probably. I was never really good at the dual-fighting system either and will probably continue to ignore that if I ever replay it.
or just like spam buttons and hope something good comes from it

ANOTHER DAY is so great though, but it's so ooc (well, compared to the seriousness of the main line) that I can't say I love him just because of the crack chapter. but. honestly. CRAYONS

(STOMPS FOOT) no one asked u, sunneth
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2015, 05:18:34 PM
aww fair enough. I just love him because he's beautiful and a genius and amazing and funny and-
sorry. fangirl switch turned on without me telling it to.

hmu when you want to replay, i should find my ds and do the same :o
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wryfinch on July 08, 2015, 05:48:23 PM
@Sunneth
here's a secret, I really don't care about Joshua that much....... he's funny but I just don't get all the love for him. sorry buddy.

I really need to replay twewy!! It's been... at least six years probably. I was never really good at the dual-fighting system either and will probably continue to ignore that if I ever replay it.
or just like spam buttons and hope something good comes from it

ANOTHER DAY is so great though, but it's so ooc (well, compared to the seriousness of the main line) that I can't say I love him just because of the crack chapter. but. honestly. CRAYONS

(STOMPS FOOT) no one asked u, sunneth

I must admit, the guy's exceedingly annoying and was borderline psychopathic when he
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but he is entertaining, surprisingly philosophical, and went through quite a bit of character development during the Game. (And he's such a smartass that I find it difficult not to relate to him. We're both snarker extraordinaires.)

ALL HAIL THE CRAYON WARRIORS. I honestly don't like AD!Joshua that much, being completely different from main Josh. Main Joshua seems, oddly enough, more sane. AD!Josh is totally on the g-rated drug known as Tin Pin Slammer.

Also, I hardly find any Beat-lovers out there. Seriously, anybody else like Daisukenojo Bito and Raimu Bito?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on July 08, 2015, 06:09:17 PM
aw yeah I totally get love for Josh's character/arc, I just feel like the fandom really exaggerates the love for him which I don't really understand. he is pretty neato. I'd probably love him more if I replayed it but right now I can only remember really loving to hate him D:
rip

RHYME... rhyme was my favorite character... i cry
I also liked Hanekoma a fair bit. One time I even tried to play a twewy rom all the way through so I could get pretty screenshots of
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I don't think I got very far though

twewy is so good....... it's just been so long since I played it I don't know how much of my opinions are nostalgia-fueled, rebeling against fandom, or just Plain Outdated With Problematic Roots (i remember not caring for shiki a whole super lot but I'd probably looove her now)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on July 08, 2015, 06:54:44 PM
i still never actually beat twewy rip.... in my initial playing i got to the end but just. never beat the final boss i guess.

then some time later i tried to restart and play again but i just didn't get very far. so i guess i'm kind of like w/e about it now, i PRETTY much played the whole thing so??? i can count it???

i ALSO never finished hotel dusk but i left that one like in the middle for years and then one time i think within the past year probably i tried to restart it but also did not get very far. i am just resigned to my fate.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wryfinch on July 08, 2015, 06:57:48 PM
@Sunneth

There are some people you just love to hate, and there's no shame in it. And I agree with you on the latter part, the fandom obsessed over Joshua more than it obsessed over Neku. He's sort of a base breaker - either love him or hate him. Most people fall way too much into the "love" side from what I've seen on Fanfiction.net. I like seeing morally grey characters stay morally grey, thank you very much.

Heh, I quite liked Rhyme. Also, Hanekoma and Joshua are both enigmatic teasers. They're pretty similar on second glance.
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Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on July 08, 2015, 07:14:13 PM
I really really love TWEWY too. I haven't played it in ages, though. The one flaw is that it doesn't really encourage replayability beyond a certain point.

Like, I love the ability to jump from day-to-day after you finish as well as collecting the secret reports and the amount of control you have over difficulty... but after a certain point that just isn't enough. I mean, I could just go back to Week 1 Day 1 and start again, but by now even if I play on Ultimate and set my level to 1 it's still just way too easy. I wish I could start again fresh without throwing away over 100 hours of pin collecting, but unfortunately I can't...

Also, I agree that Joshua is the best character.

i still never actually beat twewy rip.... in my initial playing i got to the end but just. never beat the final boss i guess.

then some time later i tried to restart and play again but i just didn't get very far. so i guess i'm kind of like w/e about it now, i PRETTY much played the whole thing so??? i can count it???
There's actually a lot of post-game stuff (Another Day, secret reports that fill you in on a lot of the background of the story as well as the mechanics of the universe), so get on that.

I still haven't seen any S-ranks on this playthrough but I think miriel and panne would be my runners-up for avatar pairs. sumia might well end up with gaius just because I feel like henry is too creepy for her and frederick is too old (idk their actual ages but some of them seem a lot younger than others so it kind of weirds me out that they all had kids around the same time...) but who knows, maybe seeing the convos will change my mind
If you're just going off convos alone, I would recommend Sumia/Gaius. Then again, I'm not very familiar with Sumia's supports so I might not be the best person to ask.

Miriel/Avatar, though. It takes Miriel like five seconds to figure out that you propose to her. It all happens accidentally too.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 08, 2015, 07:25:52 PM
Is TWEWY still available? I've heard so much about it, but I've never played it
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2015, 08:07:34 PM
would anyone else be keen to do a community twewy playthrough in like august or something?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 08, 2015, 09:59:52 PM
TWEWY was such a fun game, but I pretty much did everything there is to be done in that game a few years ago. WHERE'S THE SEQUEL SQUARE ENIX
But yeah, I'd probably be up for a community playthrough. Been a while since I've last played it.
also Sho Minamimoto was the best character this is not up for debate he is my favorite


Lissa/Vaike
Funny story: I did this pair on my first playthrough, and Owain was the first second gen unit I picked up, so at this point I didn't know that children were only determined by the mother, so I actually thought that Owain was solely connected to Vaike because it seemed too appropriate personality-wise.

The thing is, it makes too much sense. I honestly can't make sense of Owain being Lissa's son without Vaike also being the father. I'm doing Lissa/Libra for my second playthrough, and yeah it's adorable, but... I can't unsee Vaike being Owain's father.
Yeah, I totally agree. Owain even kind of looks like him a little, and that personality is definitely all Vaike.

this is kind of how I felt about maribelle/libra?? they were units I rarely used so I shoved them together mostly because they were running out of options, but it made so much sense for Brady to have a sensitive, caring (blonde) priest for a father (also Brady's whole thing about being unexpectedly "ugly," considering how beautiful his dad is)
I hadn't thought about this before, but I can definitely see where you're coming from and I like it. I really like Maribelle and Libra's supports, too.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2015, 10:36:04 PM
ahaha yesss, pi-face is bae <3
i might start badgering people more and see who'd be keen, i think that could be super neat.  ^_^
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wryfinch on July 08, 2015, 11:15:42 PM
I would love to do a community play through!

Ah, the problem is that when I moved to Nevada last year I lost my Nintendo... so yeah.  :awkward:
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 09, 2015, 12:07:28 AM
that's cool finch! reckon you could get a copy over the next couple of weeks?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wryfinch on July 09, 2015, 12:19:50 AM
Sorry, I can't... Uh, bad news: my grandma has an intestinal disease and needs to go to the hospital every week or so, and between that I have a long meeting with a counselor. I'm moving between San Francisco and Reno every 3 or 4 days; there is not friking time to get a copy!   :cry:
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 09, 2015, 09:42:07 AM
i can totally understand that :c it's still pretty easy to get your hands on a copy, i really strongly recommend twewy when you can. but make sure you've got some time on your hands.. it's addictive!

idek where my ds is e_e i'll have to dig it up and find my copy of twewy...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on July 09, 2015, 12:49:29 PM
Is it easy now?
I remember it being the hardest game ever to find because it was always sold out when it was new...
the hype was too real back then.
I might play it c:
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jilda on July 09, 2015, 01:41:00 PM
yooo new sims 4 update today with ability to lock doors and have half walls...

pls tell me there's some other simmers up in ww lol
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 14, 2015, 04:20:20 AM
Is it easy now?
I remember it being the hardest game ever to find because it was always sold out when it was new...
the hype was too real back then.
I might play it c:

oops i took so long to see this omg ;-;
i couldn't find my copy at all. i think i lent it to someone or something. anyway i found it really really easily the other dayand paid way less than i did when i got it (i originally bought it well after the hype too, lol).

@hyperadam @Heat @Heron (plus anyone else, whether their name starts with 'h' or not) - would you guys be up for getting copies and/or wiping your saved games and all starting from scratch at the same time?  :3 if so i'll make a thread haha
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 14, 2015, 04:23:18 AM
@Scary I'll have to check, but I can probably get a clean copy by then.
Should we include the iOS version? I'm not sure of the differences between that port and the original, but it could possibly let more people join in.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 14, 2015, 04:28:05 AM
that would be sweet. if a few people are interested but need to get copies or something we can probably hold it off until they're ready ^^
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Lightning on July 14, 2015, 07:07:58 AM
I need to actually play TWEWY one of these days. I keep hearing so much about it.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 14, 2015, 07:09:38 AM
you should grab a copy and join the community playthrough hype!! xD
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 14, 2015, 07:17:47 AM
We should do a community play thru of a tales game thy we all have!!!! That'd be so much fun
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Post by: hyperadam on July 14, 2015, 08:54:51 AM
How would a community playthrough work exactly? Because depending on how we're doing it I might be able to join in without having to wipe all of my save data. Once you beat the game, you have the option of jumping to any day you want, so I could theoretically just head back to beginning (I would have ridiculous stats, but I can handicap myself in terms of difficulty, level, equipment, and pins).

We should do a community play thru of a tales game thy we all have!!!! That'd be so much fun
I've really wanted to play some of the Tales games, since I've always been a JRPG kid at heart, but I never got around to it...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on July 14, 2015, 01:57:27 PM
... i was writing a huge post here and then my touchpad clicked outside the text box while i was typing and i hit backspace and it all got DELETED...

@Lightning I saw you ask in the skype chat about tales games and figured it'd be easier to reply here because I (cracks knuckles) HAVE A LOT TO SAY
(I lost my first post though so I'll try to tone down the info dump and make it a bit more understandable I guess, though I have no chill when it comes to tales games so watch out)
Basically, there's no set order to any of these games (except the games with sequels, obviously; and technically Symphonia/Phantasia are distantly related but you can play them in either order, though Phantasia was released first). Every tales game is self-contained so there's no confusing series order! So I'll just infodump some games and systems and you could basically just get whatever.

Games I haven't played/am not 100% sure on ease of access/availability and systems:
Tales of Phantasia (gba i think but also has psx, psp, and ios ports?), Tales of Destiny/2 (psx with a ps2 remake? the sequel was never released stateside though), Tales of Eternia (psx? but was released as "Tales of Destiny II"????), Tales of Legendia (ps2?)

PS3 Tales games (i've played them all):
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (an HD remake of Symphonia/2; it's both games), Tales of Graces, Tales of Xillia/2, and Tales of Zestiria is coming out this fall

Others (also have played/will play/own):
Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360, with a jp-only PS3 remake), Tales of the Abyss (originally on PS2, has a 3DS port), Tales of Symphonia (originally on GameCube), Tales of Symphonia 2 (originally on Wii), Tales of Hearts R (originally jp-only for DS, but has a stateside PS Vita remake, that's what the R stands for), Tales of Zestiria (also will be released on ps4 and Steam)

Personally Abyss and Graces are my favorite games, with the Xillias a close second. I've also played the Symphonias and Vesperia and they're really really good too. I have Hearts but my sister is playing it so I can't for a while. I've started playing Innocence through an english patch rom (a very, very legal method, obviously. i wish they'd release Innocence R [vita] stateside. why are they depriving us) but I'm not very far.
I want to play Destiny/2 but I'm really not sure how to get them, but I've heard they're good.


I could ramble on more but I probably shouldn't
I'd recommend starting with Symphonia maybe? Its battle system hasn't really aged all that well so it can be difficult to play once you've played newer systems (Abyss, Vesperia, Graces, Xillias...). Symphonia is often lauded as the best tales game so you can't really go wrong starting there! Plus I think it goes on sale a lot digitally, and though ToS2 is a really really bad sequel (i love it anyway) you can get the two games pretty cheap (digitally, I think you can buy them separately? not sure since we have the chronicles disc version)

i'm pressing post before i keep going
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 14, 2015, 02:46:28 PM
To me, symphonia is hard if only because it's too simple; there aren't really any tricks that help you in battle, unlike in abyss with the fonon fields or the linked artes in xillia. Also mystic artes have all sorts of conditions on them? I don't like that tbh.
I started with xillia, which was great, and I also played abyss shortly after. I prefer xillia for the aerial combat, but I LOVE abyss' story, especially tear. Also Natalia is so fun to play as
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on July 14, 2015, 03:58:22 PM
I don't think I ever finished Another Day D: I know I started it, but I was also working on the secret missions and eventually just kind of quit. which is sad because I wanted to know more about hanekoma, he was my fave. and I tried so hard to get the hang of the dual screen thing but I don't understand how you're supposed to look at both sides simultaneously... I just pay minimal attention to my partner and do my own thing and it usually works out

but yeah since I never completed those I don't really want to restart... I should finish them, if not replay the story, but I have a ton of other games to get through first :P


re: tales games JOOOIIIN UUUSSS
some opinions, in chronological order:

symphonia would be a good place to start because it's the oldest popular title in the west, and I do think it's a good game and I loved it as a kid, but looking back on it I just... don't care about it much anymore? the characters and story and music are great, but the rest is getting outdated and the simplicity of the battles makes fighting kind of a chore. my replay felt like it was dragging, but that might just be because I know what's coming all the time... I would be interested to see how new tales fans feel about it, though, because I get the feeling a lot of the fandom's love for it is mostly nostalgia
also I know tos2 was objectively not as good but at this point I enjoy it more tbh, there's just something really funny about it

abyss (the 3DS port) and vesperia (on xbox) might also be good first games because they're older titles but still more recent than symphonia. I haven't played localized vesperia but based on the jp version I have faith that it's good, and I think abyss is the best story overall. it meant so much to me when I first played it ;_;

graces is newer and full of cheese and drama but it's also hilarious and heartwarming and its battle system is really fun once you get used to it

the xillias are the newest so they have the most shiny new features. they are my faves for sheer enjoyment, I Love Everything
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on July 14, 2015, 04:52:40 PM
abyss (the 3DS port) and vesperia (on xbox) might also be good first games because they're older titles but still more recent than symphonia. I haven't played localized vesperia but based on the jp version I have faith that it's good, and I think abyss is the best story overall. it meant so much to me when I first played it ;_;
my first post was kind of a mess so this is a good summary for someone who doesn't have a ps3. Abyss and Vesperia, Yes...

ALSO, I was going to say but forgot, Symphonia and Abyss have anime adaptations. Symphonia's is very confusing if you haven't played the game because of how fast-paced it is, but Abyss's is really erally realrylea rleyar leary ealryaly good I highly recommend it

Also Natalia is so fun to play as
A+ opinion good
natalia is my favorite abyss. Angel's Breath is the best thing ever
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on July 14, 2015, 05:20:43 PM
How would a community playthrough work exactly? Because depending on how we're doing it I might be able to join in without having to wipe all of my save data. Once you beat the game, you have the option of jumping to any day you want, so I could theoretically just head back to beginning (I would have ridiculous stats, but I can handicap myself in terms of difficulty, level, equipment, and pins).

We should do a community play thru of a tales game thy we all have!!!! That'd be so much fun
I've really wanted to play some of the Tales games, since I've always been a JRPG kid at heart, but I never got around to it...


i was thinking as far as twewy goes it'd be cool to all start from scratch. it just creates more discussion and stuff i guess (also pin hunting and stuff? :3) i went through the process of virtually 100%ing the game and i find replays really unmotivating idk. i think it'd be fun going from nothing again.

re tales playthrough..... yessss....  i'd be down to replay like any of them i can, just hmu because i'll need to work out which console to find... :p


To me, symphonia is hard if only because it's too simple; there aren't really any tricks that help you in battle, unlike in abyss with the fonon fields or the linked artes in xillia. Also mystic artes have all sorts of conditions on them? I don't like that tbh.
I started with xillia, which was great, and I also played abyss shortly after. I prefer xillia for the aerial combat, but I LOVE abyss' story, especially tear. Also Natalia is so fun to play as

symph starts hard, but there are some more basic battle mechanics which will really really help as you go on. the block -> jump back move is the most op thing in the universe once you get the hang of it, ahaha.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: centuries of immortals. on July 16, 2015, 07:20:01 AM
hey guys
hey hey hey

ever heard of The Escapists?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 16, 2015, 09:43:30 AM
nooo I haven't heard of the escapists what's it about

ALSO I rly wanna talk about ffxiii has anyone played it i love it so much
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 16, 2015, 10:35:26 AM
@Heat I'm almost done with FF XIII! I know a lot of people don't like it, but I've been enjoying it a lot.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: centuries of immortals. on July 16, 2015, 09:23:08 PM
Quote from: Heat
nooo I haven't heard of the escapists what's it about

ALSO I rly wanna talk about ffxiii has anyone played it i love it so much
http://escapistgame.com/ (http://escapistgame.com/)

basically it's a puzzle role-playing video game in which you play one of the available characters and make it through everyday prison with the main objective being that of escaping
i'm doing the 30-day challenge for it in which I have to escape before the 31st day. I also have another save file that I mess around in. Haven't been on it since a few months ago though.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Dawnwing on July 25, 2015, 02:43:22 AM
I've just started Dishonored tonight; that's one of my latest Steam sale finds.  I'm enjoying it so far, and like some of the game mechanics and the world, although the movement makes me feel a bit motion-sick.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: centuries of immortals. on July 26, 2015, 05:21:27 AM
i'm enjoying messing around in the sims 4 :D
i might download some mods for it, but i'm worried it might break my game bc im not using the latest version of the game
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 27, 2015, 10:22:16 PM
Well, I beat Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2. Might try finally finishing Final Fantasy XIII and my current playthrough of NieR before I pick up any new games.
I finally started Tales of Symphonia, and maybe I'm just bad at it, but the battle system seems to be giving me some problems. I guess I'm just used to turn-based battles, maybe. I'm a bit better than when I started, though, so hopefully it'll get easier for me.
Also, speaking of new games: WHEN ARE WE FINALLY GOING TO GET ACTUAL US RELEASE DATES FOR PERSONA 5 AND FIRE EMBLEM FATES. WHEN WILL THEY END THIS TERRIBLE WAITING. And I want to know if they'll release a special edition of Fates here like they did in Japan. I need to know which version I'm going to pre-order.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on July 27, 2015, 10:34:20 PM
@Heron would you say Trauma Center 2 was.... a cut above the rest?
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Post by: Heron on July 29, 2015, 08:56:21 PM
@Heron would you say Trauma Center 2 was.... a cut above the rest?
Haha, yeah, it was pretty good. It seemed a little short, though. Definitely easier, even if I wasn't getting as many S-ranks as I did in the first game. I guess I just wasn't operating at quite the same level.

I know I said earlier in the thread that I wasn't sure if I was going to get Fire Emblem Fates, but since it came out, I'm 110% sure that I will. I'm honestly half-considering importing it, but I'd have to get a Japanese 3DS too, and the stuff they said at E3 made it seem like it's coming out here pretty early next year. I know 5-7 months isn't that long, but man, I really want to play this game already. I've already even pretty much picked out who to marry on both the Hoshido and Nohr sides. I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS GAME I REALLY REALLY WANT TO PLAY IT RIGHT NOW.
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Post by: thunderpetal on July 30, 2015, 08:07:45 AM
i dont play many video games, but i play alicia online and fifa 15.
im a level 9 on alicia and i have a buckskin (looks like a bay) mare named arrow.
on fifa, im a level 30 with 13 achievements and 11 trophies. this my squaaad! (http://www.futhead.com/15/squads/37579174/) im on division 1 and i cannot beat it no matter what i do. (by the way, i have 50 chem and 81 rating.)
higuain is a badass who scored 147 goals in his 209 games!! hernandez (chicharito?) scored 80 goals in 136 games :D!! my goalkeeper (kiko casilla) is really freakin good when you put stat boosters on him :D three of my players are real madrid (though i have the espanyol kiko) and two of them are from man city B)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on July 31, 2015, 08:30:56 PM
for FeF, are you guys gonna go for Hoshido or Nohr? I rly thought I was gonna go for Hoshido, but now I think I'm gonna go for Nohr... idk yet
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on July 31, 2015, 09:11:44 PM
for FeF, are you guys gonna go for Hoshido or Nohr?
Both. If they put out a special edition like they did in Japan (which had both routes plus a download code for the third route, with an art book), I'll get that. If they don't, I'm going to buy a physical copy of Birthright, and then get the other two routes as DLC. I'm planning on playing them in the order of Hoshido -> Nohr -> Third Route.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 01, 2015, 02:44:30 AM
for FeF, are you guys gonna go for Hoshido or Nohr?
Both. If they put out a special edition like they did in Japan (which had both routes plus a download code for the third route, with an art book), I'll get that. If they don't, I'm going to buy a physical copy of Birthright, and then get the other two routes as DLC. I'm planning on playing them in the order of Hoshido -> Nohr -> Third Route.

This exactly :I

How about you Heat?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on August 02, 2015, 04:12:57 PM
I still have no idea what I'm going to do with Fates... I just kind of winged it with Awakening and that worked out fine, but for this game I need to know what version to get beforehand, and I just don't know.

As for FE things, the time I spent in the car during this long weekend means I was actually able to start progressing on my second play-though of Awakening again. I had kind of abandoned it/gotten stuck for a while, but now I'm actually working on it again. It took me a while to remember what I was planning with all my characters, but things seem to be back on track.

Man, I can't wait until I finish training my MU. If what I have planned works as well as I think it will he could be almost un-killable (Sorcerer wielding Aversa's Night, with Armsthrift, Vantage, Vengeance, Renewal... Heh heh heh).
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 02, 2015, 07:20:46 PM
I think if anything, I'll go Nohr first, Hoshido, and then the third route. I was gonna go for Hoshido first, but I like the harder map objectives for nohr, and I also just really like prince Leo
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Post by: Tom on August 02, 2015, 11:14:03 PM
True, I have a funny feeling like I wouldn't enjoy Hoshido as much if I did Nohr first :p

I'll probs flip a coin
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Post by: Arcade Heat on August 03, 2015, 07:06:35 PM
I have DECIDED im gonna go for Nohr first and play as a girl and marry leo thats my decision
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Post by: Heron on August 03, 2015, 07:49:11 PM
I'm probably going to marry Suzukaze in my first Hoshido run. For Nohr, I am 100% going for Zero. Probably in the third route, too, although
(click to show/hide)
I guess you could say I zeroed in on him.
Really hoping they don't ruin Zero (or any of the other characters, for that matter) in localization, though. If they do, I will riot (and by riot, I mean complain on the internet).

there are so many good marriage options in this game though thank you intelligent systems
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 03, 2015, 07:50:58 PM
i also rly want to marry camilla????? I rly like her idk I love her so much
tbh all the hoshido characters just seem so bland but I LOVE ll the nohr characters

wait
I rly like hinoka she's chill
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Post by: rowan on August 03, 2015, 08:59:29 PM
I got all the stray beads in okami last night and now I have all the karmic transformers O:
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Post by: hyperadam on August 04, 2015, 08:52:52 AM
I honestly have not been keeping up on most Fates-related news, so I have no idea who I'm going to marry because I'm not familiar with the characters. So far the only one I've seen that made me immediately go "I'm going to marry the mandarin out of that" is Harold (I think that's his name?).

I dunno, it's only in very rare cases that I can latch onto a character with so little information. Miriel and Sully weren't even on my radar until I played Awakening months after it came out.
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Post by: Wryfinch on August 05, 2015, 09:33:14 AM
I've recently started looking in Hatoful Boyfriend. Thought it was just a regular old dating sim with birds, but nope, it has awesome-sauce plots and mad doctors. Heck yes, the pigeon game is now on my "to-get" list.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 06, 2015, 05:03:02 AM
i can sympathise, hyperadam.. :s usually when i start to play any fire emblem games i develop like, mad headcanons for my entire team and by the end of a playthrough i must compulsively get certain people together and end up with certain people (if that's a thing).

usually different playthroughs of the same game come with totally different headcanons too :D

the worst is fire emblem 10 though.. so so so so so many characters.....
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 06, 2015, 08:43:34 AM
Tbh FE10 is 100% bae and I hate how everyone says it's such a bad game? I loves it! Except for 3-13 that chapter can grapefruit itself with a cactus
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on August 06, 2015, 09:42:48 AM
Tbh FE10 is 100% bae and I hate how everyone says it's such a bad game? I loves it! Except for 3-13 that chapter can grapefruit itself with a cactus
What who hates FE10? I want to fight them.

Really the only flaw I can think of is that it's too damn long, and that's hardly even a flaw.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 06, 2015, 10:05:32 AM
confirmed FE10 is 110% bae. the only problem with it is i spend too much time fangirling because alllllll of the awesome characters.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on August 06, 2015, 10:24:36 AM
ALSO my fave character is by far Astrid bc with paragon you can shove blossom on her which means that I've fully maxed her stats twice which also means that she reaches 35 speed which is AMAZING anyways I love astrid

I suppose you could do that with Geoffrey too, but it's not as spectacular considering the fact that Male silver knights only reach 32 speed, and the fact that he can't wield the double bow (although wishblade is still pretty nice, I'd say there are better users for the Wishblade *cough* nephenee *cough*)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 06, 2015, 10:31:23 AM
i just think geoffrey is aqt

yeah astrid is nice... i always used her in fe9 as well and this friend of mine used to tease me and in fe10 she's totally blueberryin'. :)

and yeah neph is ridiculously overpowered lmao
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 06, 2015, 10:37:03 AM
I COULD TALK ABOUT THE ULTIMATE WEAPONS OF FE10 FOR HOURS AND WHO THE BEST PEOPLE TO GET THEM ARE bc lets face it theres soo many characters
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 06, 2015, 10:37:57 AM
most controversial question.
who do you give alondite to?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 06, 2015, 10:58:41 AM
most controversial question.
who do you give alondite to?

That's actually a good question tbh and one thats rly hard... actually not really

You're bound to be using at least one Trueblade as your VK wielder, because its pretty decided that the VK is better than the alondite. So that leaves us with... who will wield the Alondite?
Here are the best options, in my opinion.
A second Trueblade, Mist, or bringing along a second SS sword wielder, only to give your primary sword wielder alondite as well as VK.
I'm leaving elincia out of this, bc imo amiti is all she really needs, and heaven forbid you ever use makalov or meg... (actually, once meg promotes to marshall she isn't too bad, but there are better options and marshall isn't a very good ending class)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 06, 2015, 11:19:06 AM
I tend to throw Alondite Mist''s way. She's just so so handy in the final boss rush (especially the big bad, lol). It's worth keeping her buff.

And yeah VK is snazzy as hell. Usually I'll wait until one of my TBs starts showing some real style, as I'm too lazy to purpose build them, then give VK to a favourite. I don't usually dig using two TBs either but I can totally see the benefit of that combo.

Meg is really underrated imo. She has totally whack growths for a Marshall (suspect the devs realised there were already too many Marshalls and tanky sentinels (plus neph the god of sentinels)), and starts at a low level which makes her a pain in the butt to use at the start. But one of the huge reasons Marshalls traditionally suck for endgame in the three-tier-unit structure is because there are 60 potential level rolls for everyone, so like... tank just isn't special anymore. Meg is pretty nice because she's not a conventional tank, she can be built more like a sentinel. That said you're right, it's not worth using her endgame unless you're doing it for a specific reason :P

Makalov is interesting..... if you're willing to really grind to spec him the right way, he can be vry boss. But both his base stats and growths are really weird so wtf. His support with Marcia is nice but if you're using Marcia you may as well go for the pegasus trio so... yeah. Rip Makalov.

The only time I've got some joy out of Makalov was when I did a sibling playthrough and worked really hard on making him good. It was painful af but kinda nice results.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on August 06, 2015, 11:36:24 AM
meanwhile I am:
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 06, 2015, 11:47:41 AM

Meg is really underrated imo. She has totally whack growths for a Marshall (suspect the devs realised there were already too many Marshalls and tanky sentinels (plus neph the god of sentinels)), and starts at a low level which makes her a pain in the butt to use at the start. But one of the huge reasons Marshalls traditionally suck for endgame in the three-tier-unit structure is because there are 60 potential level rolls for everyone, so like... tank just isn't special anymore. Meg is pretty nice because she's not a conventional tank, she can be built more like a sentinel. That said you're right, it's not worth using her endgame unless you're doing it for a specific reason :P

I think the main reason why marshalls are so bad isn't so much of the 60 levels as it is the fact that the the classes don't meet the important benchmarks for the last couple of chapters. Dheg, the Auras, all need at least 34 speed to double, but Marshalls don't reach that. tHey also have low resistance, which makes them fodder for the last two chapters. And then there's the whole movement game and stuff, and it really isn't that worth it to bring them.

Bulding Meg as a sentinel is sort of pointless, because we already have two fantastic sentinels out there, and arguably Aran does meg's job as a marshall better than she does. If only Aran had that 34 speed... alas
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: thunderpetal on August 06, 2015, 01:08:44 PM
... i made a video of me playing alicia online. i fail
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 06, 2015, 05:01:51 PM

Meg is really underrated imo. She has totally whack growths for a Marshall (suspect the devs realised there were already too many Marshalls and tanky sentinels (plus neph the god of sentinels)), and starts at a low level which makes her a pain in the butt to use at the start. But one of the huge reasons Marshalls traditionally suck for endgame in the three-tier-unit structure is because there are 60 potential level rolls for everyone, so like... tank just isn't special anymore. Meg is pretty nice because she's not a conventional tank, she can be built more like a sentinel. That said you're right, it's not worth using her endgame unless you're doing it for a specific reason :P

I think the main reason why marshalls are so bad isn't so much of the 60 levels as it is the fact that the the classes don't meet the important benchmarks for the last couple of chapters. Dheg, the Auras, all need at least 34 speed to double, but Marshalls don't reach that. tHey also have low resistance, which makes them fodder for the last two chapters. And then there's the whole movement game and stuff, and it really isn't that worth it to bring them.

Bulding Meg as a sentinel is sort of pointless, because we already have two fantastic sentinels out there, and arguably Aran does meg's job as a marshall better than she does. If only Aran had that 34 speed... alas

Aran frustrates the heck out of me, I just can't get him to level up as well as Neph ;'( his weighting on str is just too high. Neph is the real goddess.

And actually that's why I like Meg so much ^_^;; her res growth is like 50% iirc? which is stupid high for a marshall. The cap isn't as high as a lot of other classes (res tank gooo) but it is nice having her as a supporting unit who you can plonk into the middle of a group of enemies, who can also take a hit from a mage or two. I probably wouldn't use a Marshall for direct boss conflict (ever, tbh except for early chapters) but she''s totally got her place in part 4 <3

I wanna play FE10 again now omgggg
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on August 06, 2015, 05:56:19 PM
(busts down fire emblem discussion door)

SO i've been playing this game called Granblue Fantasy. it's never had a non-japanese release but I was playing it for tales of asteria bonus points. but anyway.
this is a video game thread
and it is a video game
and it has a wonderful soundtrack so here you guys go. listen to it. it's made by some final fantasy people. i just need to share it
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs6wb9uuzu5Fe_RBqJV1SIr_eo_uV1AEO (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs6wb9uuzu5Fe_RBqJV1SIr_eo_uV1AEO)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on August 06, 2015, 06:38:44 PM
Should we maybe make a seperate Fire Emblem thread? It might keep this one from getting overloaded with FE stuff. I'll start it if there's interest.

@Sunneth I haven't played Granblue Fantasy, but I've heard good things about it! I'll have to give it a try sometime.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 06, 2015, 08:17:59 PM
Yes please @Heron if anyone is hype for it I am hype for it :D
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on August 06, 2015, 10:04:42 PM
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Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Holley on August 07, 2015, 12:03:09 AM
i like the midway arcade games. i was so sad when they didn't convert the original xbox game to the next versions. Stupid bankruptcy 
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on August 07, 2015, 12:52:59 AM
@Heron gbf is pretty fun!! I had an awful time getting into it, because it ran so horribly fricking slowly on my phone the tutorial took me like, two days to get through... and it was terrible... and there's a bajillion menus and stuff and battles are really hard... but I got it working on the chrome webapp so I can play it on my computer and it is so fast and smoooooth and sounds so good through headphones, and it's much easier to figure things out when they don't crash every ten seconds
I can help you out a little bit if you wanna try!! and then we can be friiiends
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on August 08, 2015, 01:57:35 AM
I need a granblue fantasy friend to send a friend request to ;( it's the only thing I haven't done on this checklist so every day the game is like "YOU AREN'T MAKING FRIENDS, FIX THIS"

honestly I find a lot of its systems and menus to be confusing at first, and the story feels more like a visual novel than a game... it's like 3 parts scene for every 1 part fight. but the art and music are nice and the characters are interesting so far and miyuki sawashiro is in it and that's all that matters


also I'd been stuck on inigo's paralogue in awakening for a while, and today I finally managed to beat it, and then found out that today was his birthday. this year his bday gift was not dying
too bad it'll be six years before I get the rest of his friends :') the farther I get into clearing convos the harder it is to choose pairings...... I thought I had this planned but whoops I'm a multishipper now
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on August 09, 2015, 09:31:04 AM
so I was sitting here playing animal crossing new leaf looking at my millions upon millions of bells and thinking... why can't i trade these for prey points... and then i realized.... i totally could

hmu if you interested lmao
we'll work something out
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 10, 2015, 10:05:40 AM
So I did start replaying TWEWY anyway
alone because I'm a jerk and who even needs friends *misses point of game*

Confirmed it's still amazing. :)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Holley on August 10, 2015, 10:29:42 AM
Fusion Frenzy is a fave of mine <3
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on August 10, 2015, 10:30:11 AM
I'm serious about those bells tho
quick money ca$h
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 10, 2015, 10:32:35 AM
I've also been playing too much Secrets of Grindea recently and that's heaps fun (still under construction but lots to dooo(grind)).
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on August 10, 2015, 05:55:40 PM
I'm still slowly working my way through Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and still really enjoying it. Taking a bit of a break because I'm currently at the entrance of a big, wide-open room with a bunch of soldiers and a large security bot and I'm going to need a bit before I'm ready to deal with that.

But yeah, when I do get around to playing it I am really enjoying this game. It's not quite as good as the original Deus Ex, but honestly what is? It's as close as we're going to get, probably. I do have some nitpicks, though:
At the point I'm at, I'm about to stow away on a boat to Singapore (Apparently there's some DLC that was integrated into the Director's Cut that takes place around here?), and I think that's close to the end of the game. I'm getting to the point where I'm starting to think about what I should play next. I was planning either Fallout: New Vegas or Valkyria Chronicles, but Hotline Miami and various other games on my backlog have been calling to me. I dunno, guess I'll just go with my gut.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Holley on August 12, 2015, 12:12:21 AM
whoa
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on August 24, 2015, 08:54:11 AM
have y'all seen the new King's Quest yet?
it's adorable and has my heart and I need Steam Train to release more videos of it immediately
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Teezy on August 25, 2015, 11:37:00 PM
I've been playing a lot of New Vegas lately. Good god I love Fallout lore so so much. I love New Vegas so much.

I'm really hyped for Fallout 4 cause it's Fallout and it's set where I live but I am a little worried about it as far as how the story will go. (Gameplay looks fun from what we've seen.) Despite being a TES fangirl I'm not terribly fond of how Bethesda handled Fallout in 3. It's not a bad game by any means but it just feels very... cartoony, for lack of a better word, in comparison to New Vegas. New Vegas really took the series' lore to new heights and fleshed out the various factions present throughout in a very interesting and believable way.  Bethesda's demonstrated some unique and believable world building with TES lore (Morrowind shines like a moon and star in this regard) so I really hope they can deliver.

Also oh god I love TES lore so much. Please remind me to talk about Namira when I don't have to scramble into bed cause work in the morning. She's my favorite character in the series and she has some really interesting aspects to her.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on August 29, 2015, 04:31:46 PM
I've been thinking about playing some old N64 games, but apparently we gave the power cord for our N64 to my grandmother when hers quit working (she still plays Tetrisphere all the time) so I can't hook it up anymore :(
I just want Harvest Moon 64 and Pokemon Puzzle League... why did they never make another Pokemon Puzzle League...

also been playing Tales of Symphonia for the first time in a long time. I still find the battle system frustratingly simple (I am enraged about enemies ATTACKING NONSTOP) but I can't believe I never played as sheena, sheena is fabulous

also also Tales of Hearts has such good strategy settings?? why do they not use this in the other games, being able to set specific actions for specific characters for specific circumstances is a GODSEND
I'm trying to actually make progress on the plot but I got to the balloon-popping minigame and whoops there goes two hours
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 30, 2015, 09:42:53 AM
What game system is tales of hearts for? I know that the remake is for psvita, was the original ps2?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 30, 2015, 05:37:05 PM
I thought it was for DS originally (I could be totally wrong)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on August 30, 2015, 05:58:13 PM
yeah I think it's ds, just like innocence
(prays for an innocence r localization)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on August 31, 2015, 01:21:20 PM
I finally finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution! I've already talked a ridiculous amount about this game in this thread, but I guess just rambling on about the ending now wouldn't hurt.

Other than some complaints about the final level itself (This is stealth game. Why suddenly fill a level with hordes of what essentially amount to slow moving zombies at the last minute?), I really liked the ending. Just like with the original game, it presented you with a very difficult choice that would affect the whole world, and explained all of the pros and cons of each path you could take. I really like this approach to multiple endings because it really makes you think, and feel connected to the world.

Apparently for Mankind Divided, they're planning on making the multiple endings more subtly influenced by how you play the game. I guess this method works very well in some games (Silent Hill 2 comes to mind), but it doesn't really work as well with a game that has so much emphasis on choice. I really like the idea of being forced to make a very tough decision. I would like if they still focused on that element of it instead of just having the computer decide for you based on certain elements.

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I've been playing a lot of New Vegas lately. Good god I love Fallout lore so so much. I love New Vegas so much.
Now that I'm done with Deus Ex (for now...), I'm actually going to be starting New Vegas soon. It's my first Fallout game, so I'm kind of excited.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on August 31, 2015, 04:37:17 PM
I haven't played any Deus Ex but I still read through all of your spoiler tag for some reason and it sounds amazing

*adds it to the list*
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Teezy on September 02, 2015, 06:48:07 PM

I've been playing a lot of New Vegas lately. Good god I love Fallout lore so so much. I love New Vegas so much.
Now that I'm done with Deus Ex (for now...), I'm actually going to be starting New Vegas soon. It's my first Fallout game, so I'm kind of excited.
It's an excellent game with a great story and there's a ton to do. I'd be curious to learn who you wind up siding with as you progress in the main quest.

Some bits of advice:
Hardcore mode makes the game a lot more fun. Well, at least for me since whenever I play those open world RPGs I always wind up making sure my character eats and sleeps every day and hardcore mode makes that an actually useful thing to do. It's not nearly as scary as the name and little 'turn on hardcore mode' window at the beginning of the game makes it sound.

Boone is easily the best follower in any game ever. I'd never used him before the run I'm currently doing (Hol Horse roams the Mojave) but he's incredibly useful and a pretty cool dude. I'd definitely recommend grabbing him when you can if that sort of thing suits the character you're playing.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on September 04, 2015, 01:59:07 AM
yk I had never even thought about how hearts was originally for a two-screen system... the vita has one screen so I have no idea what it was actually supposed to look like
apparently the remake also got an iOS port, but that was probably just for japan sigh not that I have an iAnything but you know. more platforms more players

somehow sunneth found a power cord for the N64?? I have no idea where that came from but goodbye productivity
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 04, 2015, 01:56:26 PM
I haven't played any Deus Ex but I still read through all of your spoiler tag for some reason and it sounds amazing

*adds it to the list*
(https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1386/51/1386514395718.png)
I've only played the original and Human Revolution (Which most people would tell you are the only ones worth playing. Fans jokingly like to pretend Invisible War doesn't exist, and The Fall is apparently a terrible port of a mediocre iOS game that doesn't even count.), but they're very good games, especially the original.

And uh, apparently they were all 80% off on Steam earlier this week. I really should have pointed that out earlier...

It's an excellent game with a great story and there's a ton to do. I'd be curious to learn who you wind up siding with as you progress in the main quest.

Some bits of advice:
Hardcore mode makes the game a lot more fun. Well, at least for me since whenever I play those open world RPGs I always wind up making sure my character eats and sleeps every day and hardcore mode makes that an actually useful thing to do. It's not nearly as scary as the name and little 'turn on hardcore mode' window at the beginning of the game makes it sound.

Boone is easily the best follower in any game ever. I'd never used him before the run I'm currently doing (Hol Horse roams the Mojave) but he's incredibly useful and a pretty cool dude. I'd definitely recommend grabbing him when you can if that sort of thing suits the character you're playing.
I still haven't gotten very far (I play slow, and I spent some time installing mods to help it run better.), but I'm enjoying it so far. I didn't select hardcore mode (I think the window mentioned something about being able to turn it on later if I wanted.), but I might try it out later once I get more used to the gameplay and everything.

But yeah, there really is a lot to do. I haven't made a lot of progress on the main story because there are so many side missions you can do even from the start. Something of this size seems ideal for playing in small bursts over a long period of time, which is good because that's pretty much how I end up playing video games during the school year.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on September 04, 2015, 06:41:11 PM
Oh no.. I live for ridiculous Steam discounts. I'm quite sad I missed it. :(

That said, I've entered one of those bizarre phases of my life where I'm playing a trashy survival horror fps game (Killing Floor 2) like.. 28 hours a day, despite having a full time job. Honestly, it's just survival horror trash but it's pretty great. I'll probably smash it out until Steam notes a couple of hundred hours played and then never touch it again...

My life...


Incidentally, are any other 'Video Games?' thread addicts interested in adding each other on Steam? I feel like it'd be heaps fun playing something together if all of us have any games in common.

Anyway, Here is my Steam profile (http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198061921991/). If anyone is interested feel free to send me a request.  :D
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 04, 2015, 11:08:52 PM
I don't mind trading around Steam names. My profile is over here (http://steamcommunity.com/id/hyperadam).

If enough people are interested, it might even be worth making a WW Steam group.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Teezy on September 05, 2015, 09:52:12 AM
Here's mine (http://steamcommunity.com/id/teezybird/)
I don't use it much aside from for those older games I like because I am a console peasant until I can scrounge up enough for a new computer. (This one's on its way out.)


Let me buy you all Ghost Master. It's something of a hidden gem and very Halloweeny.
I really wish Ghost Master had gotten a sequel or something to work out its kinks because the core gameplay of it's very fun.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on September 05, 2015, 07:28:23 PM
I have only used steam for portal and that was so long ago that I can't even remember my name... I really need to finish portal

yesterday when I was at gamestop a trailer for tales of zestiria came on and I was looking at the ps3 games but my head snapped up as soon as I heard the word "tales of" and tbh that's a pretty good summary of me as a person

I also managed to... forget my 3DS in sunneth's dorm...... so I guess I won't be playing animal crossing or fire emblem anytime soon gonna be racking up the streetpasses tho
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on September 05, 2015, 08:44:56 PM
I added you, Teezy.   :D
Hmm, yeah, I like the idea of a Ww Steam Group. It might help with my efforts to force people encourage people to get Steam and get into gaming a bit.

Any ideas for a Group Name or Abbreviation? A lot of them are taken which is a huge pain.  :(

Alternatively we could set up a Skype group, or something, for WW Steam gamers and set up a Steam group if it gets a bit of traction? If you guys both have Skype anyway.

Quote from: Spellmaster
yesterday when I was at gamestop a trailer for tales of zestiria came on and I was looking at the ps3 games but my head snapped up as soon as I heard the word "tales of" and tbh that's a pretty good summary of me as a person
omg I would have freaked out. xD can sympathise
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on September 05, 2015, 10:16:27 PM
Group names:
♦ oWwned
♦ Wwinners
♦ Cat Book Killers
♦ Wwreck'd
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on September 05, 2015, 11:27:22 PM
OH MY GOD
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 08, 2015, 08:14:57 PM
Thoughts on New Vegas so far:
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Teezy on September 09, 2015, 02:46:14 PM
@hyperadam
Fantastic is easily one of my favorite characters in the game.
Him and also Tabitha and Rhonda. (The Black Mountain radio hosts.)

The Bright Brotherhood quest is something you gotta do to advance the main unless you have the Confirmed Bachelor perk but it's a pretty lengthy one so that's usually the point where I go and muck around with a bunch of side quests.

You can find the Followers of the Apocalypse in Freeside over in Vegas. They're basically a humanitarian group and them and are easily the most ethical of the groups you see in the game. (The Kings also tend to be very reasonable but some of them do get out of hand. The NCR does their best but there's a lot of incidents you can learn about where they screwed up big time.)

There are two robot followers you can get in game. There's Rex, robo dog who lives with the King in Freeside, and ED-E who you can find at the Mojave Express station in Freeside. (To get either of them there's a little quest to repair them and get them back in working order. ED-E is a very powerful follower.)

Also for non-robo companions who might work well with your character:

There's Arcade Gannon. He's a medical researcher working with the Followers of the Apocalypse.

There's also Veronica at the 188 Trading Post nearish to Boulder City. She's affiliated with a group called the Brotherhood of Steal which is basically a psuedo-religious cult dedicated to hoarding technology and knowledge. Depending on how you do her character quest she'll either remain affiliated with the Brotherhood or join the Followers of the Apocalypse. (Also she punches things to death.)


My favorite companion's probably Raul. He's not as OP like Boone is but he easily has my favorite characterization of all them and he tends to work well with the sorts of characters I often play. (Pretty humdrum individuals who probably have no business being a huge political influence like the main character entails.) Makes me real sad when other NPCs make nasty remarks about him being a ghoul.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 09, 2015, 04:14:23 PM
The Bright Brotherhood quest is something you gotta do to advance the main unless you have the Confirmed Bachelor perk but it's a pretty lengthy one so that's usually the point where I go and muck around with a bunch of side quests.
I think I might have found another way around it, actually. If you look around the motel room of the guy you get the quest from, you can find a terminal that has all the information you needed from him on it. You don't even need to hack it. I still decided to do the quest anyway, because it seemed interesting (And it was).

You can find the Followers of the Apocalypse in Freeside over in Vegas. They're basically a humanitarian group and them and are easily the most ethical of the groups you see in the game. (The Kings also tend to be very reasonable but some of them do get out of hand. The NCR does their best but there's a lot of incidents you can learn about where they screwed up big time.)

There are two robot followers you can get in game. There's Rex, robo dog who lives with the King in Freeside, and ED-E who you can find at the Mojave Express station in Freeside. (To get either of them there's a little quest to repair them and get them back in working order. ED-E is a very powerful follower.)

Also for non-robo companions who might work well with your character:

There's Arcade Gannon. He's a medical researcher working with the Followers of the Apocalypse.

There's also Veronica at the 188 Trading Post nearish to Boulder City. She's affiliated with a group called the Brotherhood of Steal which is basically a psuedo-religious cult dedicated to hoarding technology and knowledge. Depending on how you do her character quest she'll either remain affiliated with the Brotherhood or join the Followers of the Apocalypse. (Also she punches things to death.)


My favorite companion's probably Raul. He's not as OP like Boone is but he easily has my favorite characterization of all them and he tends to work well with the sorts of characters I often play. (Pretty humdrum individuals who probably have no business being a huge political influence like the main character entails.) Makes me real sad when other NPCs make nasty remarks about him being a ghoul.
Thanks for the info, I'll keep an eye out for them. I'm already in Boulder City, so I guess I'll be checking out Veronica first.

And yeah, I'm already aware of a few incidents where the NCR hasn't been perfect. I guess I mostly support the idea of what they're doing, but not to the point where I'm unwilling to oppose certain things they do.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on September 21, 2015, 05:41:37 PM
Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the anime thread, but...

I AM SO HYPED FOR THIS GAME
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 21, 2015, 09:46:35 PM
Well, I recently posted in the anime thread about the anime adaptation of a video game, so I'm pretty sure this is fine.

But yeah, that PV... I've kind of been going in-and-out of being hyped for this game, but this PV brought it back up to maximum levels. I won't even be able to play it, I'm just going to drool at footage.

I'm really loving all the combination attacks and character interaction in this trailer. In the earlier PVs, they mostly stuck to things that were ripped straight from the manga, but now it seems like they're throwing in their own ideas and it looks great. That Josuke/Koichi combo where Echoes creates a barrage of punches by putting "DORARARARA" on the ground was probably my favourite. The story mode seems really interesting too.

I don't understand why Part 4 Jotaro needs to be another character rather than just an alt costume, though.

Only things I still need:
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on September 21, 2015, 10:12:21 PM
The ones I'm hoping they add are Trish, Hot Pants, F.F., Lucy, and maybe Yasuho if they can fit her in somehow.
I like how there's going to be an actual story mode.
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Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 21, 2015, 11:21:01 PM
I would really like to see Yasuho too, but I'm not sure how she could work. She's definitely important enough, but Paisley Park's abilities seem very broad and context-specific, so it would be difficult to come up with a limited move-set for all of the possibilities. I guess we'll have to see.

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Also, brief glimpse of a menu with Norisuke. Considering ASB's menus were voiced, we might get some voice clips from him. Fingers crossed for "Your stand is like your plum pit" or "The watermelon is extremely important".
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on September 22, 2015, 09:42:23 AM
I haven't played animal crossing since school started and I'm so nervous to go back to it like what if kiki mu favorite villager moved away ;-;

but nah I've got pokémon white in that I still can't save so it's been on for four weeks without dying amazingly
but yeah I'm still only on like the second gym leader and I'm about to give up and hand it back to my friend
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: fireheart on September 22, 2015, 09:49:19 AM
but nah I've got pokémon white in that I still can't save so it's been on for four weeks without dying amazingly

HOW

For some reason, even though I love Gen 5, I have a really hard time playing through it. I love the region, the characters, the new pokemon, the art, but like... playing the game itself? nah not so much

i have a new villager moving in today- he's my first cat! i really don't need another jock villager, but whatever. now i just have to get rizzo to move out...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on September 23, 2015, 06:33:00 PM
+charger when I remember to plug it in
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Jayfeather on September 23, 2015, 10:00:32 PM
i've been playing a lot of harvest moon lately, i've missed this game

i'm planning on replaying all of the fallout games leading up to the release of fallout 4
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on September 23, 2015, 10:30:32 PM
oh fyi ssb4 anyone? I have it for 3DS and i love it <3 ZSS and rosaline are bae
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on September 23, 2015, 11:53:28 PM
Okay, quick overview of myself and games.

I'm actually partially a video game major, my secondary area of study is in Game Design.  Some of my favorite games are Skyrim, Pokemon, Amnesia, Mass Effect (especially 2) and To the Moon.

Right now I'm playing Earthbound and I love it.

The games I'm looking forward to the most coming out are SOMA (which just came out and I need to get), Fallout 4 and The Last Guardian.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 24, 2015, 09:35:41 AM
I've been neglecting New Vegas recently, and probably won't have another opportunity to play until next week due to my work load this weekend...

Anyway, as for partners I ended up going with Arcade Gannon. He was the first one I met, and I kinda like him. He's like me, except for the fact that he has reached a level of sarcasm that I could only hope to one day achieve.

oh fyi ssb4 anyone? I have it for 3DS and i love it <3 ZSS and rosaline are bae
I actually don't own SSB4 and have only played it once, but when it comes to all things Smash I'm a Luigi main to the very core of my being.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on September 24, 2015, 10:02:54 AM
I missed where people were talking about Smash lol

I've been playing that a lot, my friends up here are addicting to it.  I'm not very good at it but right now Bowser is my main.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on October 13, 2015, 01:41:30 PM
Bumping this thread to save it from the first page and because today a Deus Ex mod that pretty much overhauls the whole game with all sorts of polish and stuff came out. Apparently it's been in the works for a while, and was even released as free DLC for the original game on Steam.

I'm a bit skeptical about some of changes they're advertising like new world-building material (I love the world-building in Deus Ex, but all of this material is non-canon and effectively supplanting the original creators' work) and the new soundtrack (Deus Ex has a fantastic soundtrack and I honestly can't think of a way it could be improved), but I guess I'll give it a try whenever I get around to replaying Deus Ex, since it is an old game that would benefit from a bit of polish here and there. I've already installed it, and if it turns out I don't like it I guess I can just go back to mostly-vanilla Deus Ex (Steam thankfully lists them as separate games, making this much easier).

Also, Deus Ex is 80% off on Steam right now. Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on October 13, 2015, 02:38:55 PM
I started playing Undertale and I love it.  Everyone should play it.

More thought out review when I'm done.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on October 13, 2015, 08:42:56 PM
I started playing Undertale and I love it.  Everyone should play it.

More thought out review when I'm done.
I came over here just to talk about Undertale but I see you've already started!!!
I just bought it and I'm excited to start playing ;0;
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 13, 2015, 08:57:21 PM
I played so much FFXIII over the thanksgiving holiday I loved it <3 I miss not having all of my games at uni

but lets face it, I'd never get any work done if I had them with me soo
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on October 13, 2015, 09:01:29 PM
undertale is so smol on my screen I love it
the music is fantastic already
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Golden on October 13, 2015, 09:09:16 PM
undertale is so smol on my screen I love it
the music is fantastic already
Oh god, I love the music. Especially the song from your first encounter with Nabstablook. I remember leaving the demo running in the background while I did other stuff just to listen to it.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on October 13, 2015, 09:19:41 PM
undertale is so smol on my screen I love it
the music is fantastic already
Oh god, I love the music. Especially the song from your first encounter with Nabstablook. I remember leaving the demo running in the background while I did other stuff just to listen to it.

You can fullscreen it if you want.

Also yes the music is amazing.  How far into it are you?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Golden on October 13, 2015, 09:32:30 PM
Me? I still haven't purchased the full game yet, though I definitely intend to. Been a bit preoccupied with stuff in real life recently. Plus I know once I start playing it I will do absolutely nothing else for weeks. I spent enough time trying to get all the endings for the demo, I can't even imagine how many hours I'll sink into the full version.
I've at least been good about avoiding spoilers so far!
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on October 13, 2015, 10:00:43 PM
undertale is so smol on my screen I love it
the music is fantastic already
Oh god, I love the music. Especially the song from your first encounter with Nabstablook. I remember leaving the demo running in the background while I did other stuff just to listen to it.

You can fullscreen it if you want.

Also yes the music is amazing.  How far into it are you?
it's nice that they tell you how to fullscreen in the tutorial ^-^
I'm at the dog marriage part lmao
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on October 13, 2015, 11:24:39 PM
undertale is so smol on my screen I love it
the music is fantastic already
Oh god, I love the music. Especially the song from your first encounter with Nabstablook. I remember leaving the demo running in the background while I did other stuff just to listen to it.

You can fullscreen it if you want.

Also yes the music is amazing.  How far into it are you?
it's nice that they tell you how to fullscreen in the tutorial ^-^
I'm at the dog marriage part lmao

Yeah, I liked that.  And OMG the sign was the best part of that.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on October 14, 2015, 12:48:48 AM
finally past everything that I've already seen playthroughs of... which is just the "date" with papyrus so the rest is now a blind playthrough :>
personally going with the pacifist route... although... it's really hard
I'm not good at the little bullet hell parts x0x
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Lightning on October 14, 2015, 07:04:41 AM
undertale is so smol on my screen I love it
the music is fantastic already
Oh god, I love the music. Especially the song from your first encounter with Nabstablook. I remember leaving the demo running in the background while I did other stuff just to listen to it.
Ahhhhh Undertale. .o. I haven't had a lot of time to play it, but the music is what really draws me in. It reminds me of classic Pokemon and other games I used to play. Have fun with the pacifist route. =)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on October 14, 2015, 07:58:10 AM
I actually haven't grabbed Undertale yet but I really love the look of it... and someone linked me to the OST the other night, which proceeded to keep me up for like an hour and a half. The music is lovely. :0
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: SQ on October 14, 2015, 11:11:30 AM
I started playing Undertale and I love it.  Everyone should play it.

More thought out review when I'm done.

I'm only at the beginning.. just to the skeleton brothers and i'm not really feeling it. all my friends are obsessed with it though so i may as well try playing it more.


I have been REALLY into Starbound because.. space exploration! SPACE.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: luna on October 14, 2015, 12:51:08 PM
im not sure if it's been brought up before but has anyone seen the enormous failure that is telltale's minecraft story mode
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on October 15, 2015, 12:38:53 AM
im not sure if it's been brought up before but has anyone seen the enormous failure that is telltale's minecraft story mode

I have not played but I did see all the negative reviews.... yikes...

re: undertale... people always say it reminds them of earthbound and that is true but
I feel like it's this year's "Off" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/OFF)
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on October 15, 2015, 09:20:19 AM
im not sure if it's been brought up before but has anyone seen the enormous failure that is telltale's minecraft story mode

I have not played but I did see all the negative reviews.... yikes...

re: undertale... people always say it reminds them of earthbound and that is true but
I feel like it's this year's "Off" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/OFF)


I can see this two.

Both Undertale and OFF are very heavily Earthbound-inspired.

OFF is a lot more unsettling to me though.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: luna on October 15, 2015, 10:10:24 AM
im not sure if it's been brought up before but has anyone seen the enormous failure that is telltale's minecraft story mode

I have not played but I did see all the negative reviews.... yikes...

re: undertale... people always say it reminds them of earthbound and that is true but
I feel like it's this year's "Off" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/OFF)


I can see this two.

Both Undertale and OFF are very heavily Earthbound-inspired.

OFF is a lot more unsettling to me though.


earthbound / mother was EXTREMELY horrifying to me. like, the tanetane island hallucinations and unused boss fights and storylines and dialogue... it was all very unnerving. like, the tanetane island hallucinations were horrible;

"Many of the hallucinations in Tanetane Island turn out to be menacing. One hallucination of Claus says "Everyone's waiting for you. Everyone's waiting to throw rocks at you, spit in your eyes, and make your life hell. Who's everyone? Everyone you love." Another image of Flint says "I'm gonna beat you. Daddy's gonna beat you, boy."" http://earthbound.wikia.com/wiki/Tanetane_Island

for the record, i've only studied and watched playthroughs of earthbound, but as someone who's played and watched off extensively, undertale definitely compares better to earthbound's nostalgia and false cheerfulness and "homesickness" esque storyline. off is just downright frightening.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on October 15, 2015, 10:22:43 AM
im not sure if it's been brought up before but has anyone seen the enormous failure that is telltale's minecraft story mode

I have not played but I did see all the negative reviews.... yikes...

re: undertale... people always say it reminds them of earthbound and that is true but
I feel like it's this year's "Off" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/OFF)


I can see this two.

Both Undertale and OFF are very heavily Earthbound-inspired.

OFF is a lot more unsettling to me though.


earthbound / mother was EXTREMELY horrifying to me. like, the tanetane island hallucinations and unused boss fights and storylines and dialogue... it was all very unnerving. like, the tanetane island hallucinations were horrible;

"Many of the hallucinations in Tanetane Island turn out to be menacing. One hallucination of Claus says "Everyone's waiting for you. Everyone's waiting to throw rocks at you, spit in your eyes, and make your life hell. Who's everyone? Everyone you love." Another image of Flint says "I'm gonna beat you. Daddy's gonna beat you, boy."" http://earthbound.wikia.com/wiki/Tanetane_Island

for the record, i've only studied and watched playthroughs of earthbound, but as someone who's played and watched off extensively, undertale definitely compares better to earthbound's nostalgia and false cheerfulness and "homesickness" esque storyline. off is just downright frightening.


Earthbound wasn't really frightening to me, but not a lot actually frightens me.  There was definitely an element to it that unsettled me though.

Undertale is like Earthbound without the unsettling undercurrent, OFF is like Earthbound without the fun exterior.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 15, 2015, 12:02:29 PM
HEY @Sunneth U KNOW FRENCH AND mandarin (so do i lmao) BUT I THOUGHT YOU'D APPRECIATE THIS


CAN WE MAKE ANOTHER TALES THREAD
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on October 16, 2015, 09:59:53 PM
well i didn't understand a word but it sounded nice :D
I could talk about tales forever but the threads seem to have trouble staying alive ;(

I'm so angry I'm trying to beat elite tag mode at the tox2 coliseum on the hardest difficulty and yesterday I took jude and muzet (both human players, no linking) and fought for MORE THAN AN HOUR and then the final boss managed to one-shot us both in the same hit.
EIGHTY MINUTES. FOR AN ICE POP. I WAS ALMOST AN HOUR LATE TO DINNER BECAUSE OF YOU CRESS

also I reached the "wtf is going on" point in Hearts so I hope I'm finally approaching the end
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less of a spoiler: this localization... idk maybe this is actually a common trend and I just never realized but sometimes the english is just totally different from the japanese... which isn't always a bad thing but especially when you're pairing english subs with the original audio I expected the translation to be a little more faithful? and yet sometimes quiet sad lines are translated into shouting, and short to-the-point lines are expanded into three mostly-useless sentences, and they often seem to forget that commas exist... why
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on October 16, 2015, 10:44:26 PM
SO I BEAT UNDERTALE AN D I NEED TO HAVE A FEW WORDS

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Post by: Lightning on October 16, 2015, 11:00:01 PM
SO I BEAT UNDERTALE AN D I NEED TO HAVE A FEW WORDS

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Oh my god, Lav. Your reaction is priceless.
Of course, I only know everything that happens because David's utterly obsessed with Undertale... Flowey scares me, and there's like. no other way to phrase that.
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Post by: lavender on October 17, 2015, 03:52:02 PM
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Post by: Tom on October 20, 2015, 06:06:07 AM
Tales of Zestiria hype, anyone else?

I've been the worst as far as getting into Tales of Xillia goes... I'm really enjoying it, but I haven't been finding as much time as I usually do. :(
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Post by: Graystripe on October 20, 2015, 07:33:49 PM
So I need to know

Has anyone here played To the Moon?

That is hands down my favorite story in any video game.
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Post by: Golden on October 20, 2015, 08:29:04 PM
So I need to know

Has anyone here played To the Moon?

That is hands down my favorite story in any video game.
THAT GAME IS AMAZING.
I actually tried to adapt it into a short performance in my drama class about a year and a half ago, but we had something like a seven minute limit and a story like that can't really be compressed into seven minutes. 13 about as short as I could get and I was speedreading all the dialogue and cut like half the story. And almost all of the fun dialogue between Eva and Neil but
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...one or two things got through.
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Post by: lavender on October 20, 2015, 10:14:44 PM
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Post by: Graystripe on October 20, 2015, 11:26:14 PM
So I need to know

Has anyone here played To the Moon?

That is hands down my favorite story in any video game.
THAT GAME IS AMAZING.
I actually tried to adapt it into a short performance in my drama class about a year and a half ago, but we had something like a seven minute limit and a story like that can't really be compressed into seven minutes. 13 about as short as I could get and I was speedreading all the dialogue and cut like half the story. And almost all of the fun dialogue between Eva and Neil but
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Dr. Leonardo von Reinbach IV
...one or two things got through.

It's actually a dream of mine to adapt it into a film someday.  But yeah To the Moon never fails to make me feel basically everything there is to feel.
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Post by: Wolfie on October 21, 2015, 02:58:02 AM
Let me tell you guys of a tale that happened to me at work one time (it is video game related).

Some eight year old kid came in and asked me if I had any of my own pokemon games to give away to him, because games are expensive and all that. Oh alternatively, I could sell them to him for like five dollars.

Like boy, I've had pokemon red and gold for longer than you've been alive kiddo. No lol.

He stuck around to generally be annoying for a while, and since I work at a small town business, it's not like I can pull a department store thing and disappear into the abyss of the aisles. I had to stand around and listen to his blabberings. Speaking of blabberings, even though I said I don't play minecraft, I still got stuck listening about it a couple of times by other children. Once for half an hour.

Children and their video games.

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On a more kinder note, my favourite games are harvest moon and ddr (I've been trying to lose some weight recently, but I'm too lazy to do it the normal people way). I think I have over 20 versions of Harvest Moon, so I'm a pretty big fan.
I used to be pretty into gaming, but not as much anymore. Funnily enough, my mom is the gamer in my house. She tends to play them after work quite a bit.
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Post by: Sunneth on October 22, 2015, 01:33:28 AM
we should make a new tales thread......... we should. especially since zestiria just came out!!

@Heat that xillia cover is nice... Nice... my favorite is when she crams like five syllables into three

stay zesty everyone!!!!! the multiplayer camera is awful. we only just got to elysia for the first time though so we're really not very far
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Post by: Tom on October 22, 2015, 02:07:04 AM
I'm so in favour of a Tales thread, I'll be so so slow with Zestiria but I need to play it
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Post by: Tom on October 23, 2015, 07:41:22 PM
really sorry to double post but the Warriors Wish Steam Group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/CatBookKillersofWw) is officially a thing!!!

the wonderful Leafpool and I have put together the group. there's no focus as far as games go, but there's a chance some of us may have games in common..

So far I've sent invites to:
- @Leafpool
- @altias
- @lavender
- @Jinglepie
- @hyperadam
- @Darksight
- @Teezy

if anyone else wants in, please let me know!
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Post by: SQ on October 23, 2015, 07:50:43 PM
really sorry to double post but the Warriors Wish Steam Group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/CatBookKillersofWw) is officially a thing!!!

the wonderful Leafpool and I have put together the group. there's no focus as far as games go, but there's a chance some of us may have games in common..

So far I've sent invites to:
- @Leafpool
- @altias
- @lavender
- @Jinglepie
- @hyperadam
- @Darksight
- @Teezy

if anyone else wants in, please let me know!


Yes <3 I may send some invites to good gaming friends of mine as well..! ;v;
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Post by: Tom on October 23, 2015, 10:04:16 PM
As long as everyone is okay with contaminating lmao
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Post by: Darkforestwarrior on October 24, 2015, 01:59:12 AM
I have steam but I am NEVER ON IT SO---
my computer sucks too bad for 99% of games anyways. I may join the ww group...someday. If it's still a thing and I have a better computer ;-;

On the actual game front: has anyone here played Life is Strange? THE FINALE JUST CAME OUT AND I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ;^;
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Post by: Tom on October 24, 2015, 04:38:03 AM
Added you to the Steam group (:
(while attempting to multi-task. ugh.)
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Post by: Graystripe on October 24, 2015, 11:19:44 AM
Yoooo add me to the steam group
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Post by: Tom on October 24, 2015, 02:39:15 PM
omg...... I'm sorry
I think I missed you originally because of just.. how your steam name is..
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Post by: Jingle on October 24, 2015, 06:28:50 PM
lmao I didn't even realize you'd invited me until I saw the ping on here, I never check steam :')

also have any of you guys played Until Dawn? 10/10 would reccomend
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Post by: Spellmaster on October 24, 2015, 09:22:50 PM
I'M FEELIN ZESTY

so we preordered it from gamestop but when I went to pick it up they got confused and sold me a normal copy >:? and now they're not replying to sunneth's messages so idk what to do about that preorder bonus

the overworld is too big *_* feels very LOZ-ish. battle system is a lot like graces but... backwards? battles aren't quite seamless but a lot of cutscenes are so it's very cinematic... so cool (when the camera isn't killing me)

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Post by: Arcade Heat on October 25, 2015, 12:01:59 AM
zestiriaaaaa i can't play it i dont have my game system at uni :( at least the price will go down when I can finally buy it? hopefully...?? its like 75$ disgust
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Post by: hyperadam on October 28, 2015, 08:44:04 PM
So now that it's been established, what kind of plans do we have for the Steam group?

I'm getting a pointless long weekend this week, so I might actually have some time to play video games. In addition to continuing to lurch through Fallout: New Vegas (I'm currently doing a bunch of side quests for the Boomers. I really don't want to help them, but I have a feeling if I convince them that people from the outside aren't all degenerate savages they might become... less insane.), I'll probably start Hotline Miami as well.

Also, apparently David Cage is making ze bad gaem another game. I guess it was inevitable, but now it's official. I eagerly await the inevitable Best Friends playthrough when it comes out, because I really like their LPs of the Sadness trilogy and making fun of David Cage is admittedly something that I enjoy a lot.
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Post by: Tom on October 29, 2015, 12:28:55 AM
I've been blown over by a few projects this week which has been surprising and annoying >:U at some point I'll go through peoples' games and work out what kinda stuff we have in common.

Meg has suggested we could probably hit some free probably bad games together which could he very neat.
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Post by: hyperadam on October 29, 2015, 10:02:47 AM
I've been blown over by a few projects this week which has been surprising and annoying >:U at some point I'll go through peoples' games and work out what kinda stuff we have in common.

Meg has suggested we could probably hit some free probably bad games together which could he very neat.
That's somewhat understandable. I get the impression most of us are pretty busy right now. I'm only here because I have a brief window of freedom between two hell weeks.

If we're looking for free games, Team Fortress 2 is a pretty good hat simulator.
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Post by: Darkforestwarrior on October 29, 2015, 10:13:49 AM
I lovelovelove TF2. It's a pity my current computer refuses to run it at more than 2 fps making it unplayable :'CCC
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Post by: Tom on October 29, 2015, 02:47:38 PM
I've been blown over by a few projects this week which has been surprising and annoying >:U at some point I'll go through peoples' games and work out what kinda stuff we have in common.

Meg has suggested we could probably hit some free probably bad games together which could he very neat.
That's somewhat understandable. I get the impression most of us are pretty busy right now. I'm only here because I have a brief window of freedom between two hell weeks.

If we're looking for free games, Team Fortress 2 is a pretty good hat simulator.
I mean, you're such a prolific author, I totally respect that you still have time for us little folk.

TF2 is a really good idea. I've been meaning to get into that for some time...


@Darkforestwarrior what kinds of steam games run on your computer? :0
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Post by: Darkforestwarrior on October 29, 2015, 02:52:12 PM
not much....haha. which is why I was hesitant to join the steam group cos I really don't use steam much.
I can run don't starve, though that game is prone to pretty bad server lag at times. I think the only other game I even have is TF2 ?
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Post by: Tom on October 29, 2015, 03:03:50 PM
I'll put my thinking hat on :'(
RuneScape is clearly the way to go
(That is a joke I swear)
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Post by: Holly on October 30, 2015, 11:01:19 AM
steam has a halloween sale going on right now! and i am so weak when will i have time to play these games
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Post by: moss on October 30, 2015, 05:49:36 PM
zero time dilemmaaaaa
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Post by: hyperadam on October 31, 2015, 12:07:22 AM
I was really enjoying Hotline Miami at first, but I feel like I've already hit a wall... The incredible speed and quick restarts help to prevent it from being frustrating by keeping you on an almost constant adrenaline rush, but I've already hit a point where I can't for the life of me figure out how to progress.

It is a fun game though. Even when you're dying over and over again, it's an enjoyably crazy experience.

RuneScape is clearly the way to go

I think this man is on to something.

steam has a halloween sale going on right now! and i am so weak when will i have time to play these games
I am also weak. I managed to keep it under $10, though.

I picked up Skullgirls, both because I thought it looks cool and because I've been curious about fighting games for a while. I've heard it's a pretty good starting point, since it has a very thorough tutorial that actually teaches you proper ways to play. Problem is, I don't have any kind of controller so I'm just kind of flailing around on a keyboard. If it turns out I like it enough to justify spending more money, I might buy some form of controller to make things easier on me, but for now I'm just testing the waters.

Anyway, I suck at blocking and my knuckles hurt from doing quarter circles on a keyboard, but I'm really feeling Peacock.
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Post by: Holly on October 31, 2015, 12:42:52 AM
i haven't actually bought any of them yet but i have all 5 hitman games and the first two witcher games in my cart. over $100 bucks worth of games for $13. 72 so i'm pretty happy i have papaya 20 games most of which i havent played and that's not counting my ps3 games rip

i sort of want to get a steam console because of all the games, but i'm not sure how good they are compared to a playstation (which my sister wants) and i'm used to ps3 controllers. my laptop is ... decent; it can run most games to make it playable but they don't look great and can be just laggy enough to get annoying. 
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Post by: hyperadam on October 31, 2015, 10:26:27 AM
i haven't actually bought any of them yet but i have all 5 hitman games and the first two witcher games in my cart. over $100 bucks worth of games for $13. 72 so i'm pretty happy i have papaya 20 games most of which i havent played and that's not counting my ps3 games rip
You're certainly making out better than me. My backlog is somewhat bigger, though... Hopefully I can finish a few before the next summer sale.
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Post by: Holly on October 31, 2015, 03:57:25 PM
i haven't actually bought any of them yet but i have all 5 hitman games and the first two witcher games in my cart. over $100 bucks worth of games for $13. 72 so i'm pretty happy i have papaya 20 games most of which i havent played and that's not counting my ps3 games rip
You're certainly making out better than me. My backlog is somewhat bigger, though... Hopefully I can finish a few before the next summer sale.
i've pretty much only had my steam account since ... the last summer sale. i'm planning to play video games through winter break and summer tho lol
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Post by: Dawnwing on November 12, 2015, 10:46:26 PM
WolfQuest 2.7 is releasing tomorrow afternoon/evening (assuming no major issues tonight)!  We've been testing it for well over a month now.  It feels so good to be almost done, and I can't wait to see what everyone thinks!

You can download the demo (only Amethyst Mountain; no Slough Creek or Lost River or Multiplayer) here, and this is also where the game will be for sale upon release: http://eduweb.itch.io/wolfquest (http://eduweb.itch.io/wolfquest)

EDIT: It won't be released today (Friday) due to a bug found at about 3am.  It'll be another day or couple of days.
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Post by: Spellmaster on November 15, 2015, 12:28:38 AM
THE BATTLE CAMERA IN ZESTIRIA IS LITERALLY KILLING ME

that + the fact that all status ailments prevent you from recovering hp (and status ailments are very difficult to get rid of at this point) is like... I'm all for a challenging battle system but this is ridiculous. and really not geared toward multiplayer :(

at least I have not been disappointed with the characters, I love everyone in this game

(but I would love them more if I could SEE THEM APPROPRIATELY)
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Post by: lavender on November 17, 2015, 12:28:36 AM
anybody ever play the Spy Fox games?
Because I owe everything i know about mechanics to "Some Assembly Required"
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Post by: Dawnwing on November 17, 2015, 08:08:20 PM
WolfQuest 2.7 is released!  Yay!
http://eduweb.itch.io/wolfquest
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Post by: hyperadam on December 07, 2015, 12:32:05 AM
Since I will now actually have a couple hours each day to waste on video games, I started playing D4 today and I love it. I mean, I knew I would love it since I've already seen some gameplay and because SWERY, but now I can safely say it's lived up to my expectations.

The only issue is that it runs terribly on my laptop, somewhat understandably. Thankfully, there's minimal gameplay so it being a bit sluggish isn't a problem, except for some of the faster paced action scenes where I miss a lot of details (that might be my fault for paying too much attention to the QTEs, though). Still much better than the outright unplayable PC port of Deadly Premonition (which I may never actually finish unfortunately...).

Also, Deborah is the best character. And because I'm immature, I laugh whenever David mentions that he's looking for "D". He's a man on a mission. For "D".

I'm also still playing a bit of Skullgirls on the side, and I'm slowly getting better. I'm still terrible, but am noticeably less terrible than when I started. Ms. Fortune basically accidentally became my main, even though I wasn't interested in her in the first place. I was just playing through her story mode for the sake of completion and then it was like "Wait, did I just get three perfects?" She just feels so much more natural to me, and she's got such good mobility and I'm actually dropping combos less it's great.
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Post by: Holly on December 10, 2015, 09:17:12 PM
anyone played undertale? i'm really raring to get it but i've already watched a full playthrough of it and the gameplay itself doesn't look like much (and i downloaded the demo and turns out i suck at the gameplay), it's just the story - but it looks so, so cool. 
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Post by: Arcade Heat on December 10, 2015, 10:46:45 PM
@Silver Spells I saw a video of all the new english mystic artes for zestiria and i dont rly like them :(
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Post by: Spellmaster on December 20, 2015, 11:42:31 PM
I haven't seen many of the mystic artes because I'm avoiding spoilers but the ones I have so far are really short and pretty underwhelming... I'm assuming it's graces-style (like everything else in this game) and there will be more but I have no idea what to expect from them
honestly I almost never use MAs here anyway, it doesn't feel worth it when I could be armatizing instead. they use the same gauge but armatization is just so much better...

I can't tell if zestiria is really long or if I'm just super slow?? I mean I have been playing it for less than an hour per day, and exploring everything, and frequently redoing things (trying to keep multiple people caught up when they can't always play together), but it's been two months now and I feel like I'm still at the beginning

also look at this thing sunneth found (http://s.pacn.ws/1280/b1/pa.198679.4.jpg?nnje42)
it costs like $800 (in a full system set with the game) but... *o*
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Post by: lavender on December 21, 2015, 02:57:01 AM
concerning undertale: I'm playing genocide and mr. bones wild ride is to say the least.... a challenge,,,

Edit: I started looking things up on the wiki and the stuff about the other souls was destroying me
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Post by: Heron on December 25, 2015, 02:58:49 AM
they grapefruiting renamed zero from fire emblem fates for the english release and the new name is so terrible i'm going to destroy the world
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Post by: Graystripe on December 25, 2015, 11:06:03 PM
Started playing Shadow of the Colossus and the original Kingdom Hearts.  Both are good, haven't gotten far in KH though.  SotC is really really unique and I like it.
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Post by: hyperadam on December 26, 2015, 09:03:50 PM
they grapefruiting renamed zero from fire emblem fates for the english release and the new name is so terrible i'm going to destroy the world
...Why? It's not even a Japanese name, so how can this be "localizing"? How bad is the new name?

Started playing Shadow of the Colossus and the original Kingdom Hearts.  Both are good, haven't gotten far in KH though.  SotC is really really unique and I like it.
I've heard Shadow of the Colossus is really good. I remember a friend showed it to me years ago, but I've never played it myself. I'm kind of interested.
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Post by: Heron on December 26, 2015, 09:29:07 PM
they grapefruiting renamed zero from fire emblem fates for the english release and the new name is so terrible i'm going to destroy the world
...Why? It's not even a Japanese name, so how can this be "localizing"? How bad is the new name?
Niles. They renamed him NILES.
I also don't really get the whole Mozume -> Mozu and Belka -> Beruka name changes either... At least Luna's new name (Selena) is one I actually like.
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Post by: hyperadam on December 26, 2015, 10:33:37 PM
Niles. They renamed him NILES.
I also don't really get the whole Mozume -> Mozu and Belka -> Beruka name changes either... At least Luna's new name (Selena) is one I actually like.
That's dumb.

Belka/Beruka I can understand, because difference of opinions in romanization I guess, and Luna/Selena at least have the same meanings, but... this just feels so unnecessary.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on December 26, 2015, 10:35:24 PM
NILES REMINDS ME OF NILS AND HES BAE FIGHT ME HERON
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Post by: Heron on December 26, 2015, 10:54:15 PM
NILES REMINDS ME OF NILS AND HES BAE FIGHT ME HERON
NILES REMINDS ME OF NILES THE OLD BUTLER FROM THE NANNY SO YES I WILL FIGHT YOU
ZERO 4 LIFE
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Post by: Graystripe on December 27, 2015, 12:40:06 PM
Started playing Shadow of the Colossus and the original Kingdom Hearts.  Both are good, haven't gotten far in KH though.  SotC is really really unique and I like it.
I've heard Shadow of the Colossus is really good. I remember a friend showed it to me years ago, but I've never played it myself. I'm kind of interested.
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You should play it, it's really good.

I put off Kingdom Hearts for a bit though because I got Demon's Souls.  I played the first area this morning and I love it so far.
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Post by: Darkforestwarrior on December 27, 2015, 04:11:47 PM
Started playing Shadow of the Colossus and the original Kingdom Hearts.  Both are good, haven't gotten far in KH though.  SotC is really really unique and I like it.

Shadow of the Colossus is such a great game. KH is good too but there are too many games and I lost track of ...everything lol
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Post by: Lightning on December 27, 2015, 05:12:01 PM
Started playing Shadow of the Colossus and the original Kingdom Hearts.  Both are good, haven't gotten far in KH though.  SotC is really really unique and I like it.

Shadow of the Colossus is such a great game. KH is good too but there are too many games and I lost track of ...everything lol
Yells Shadow of the Colossus is one of my favorite games.

It's so much fun, and actually provides a challenge. The bosses all have such amazing designs and you're gonna have so much fun fighting the last boss....
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Post by: Raintalon on December 27, 2015, 08:43:27 PM
Family got an Xbox One for Christmas. The reason I haven't been online much is a direct result of getting Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.

You have never been so exhilarated to see a giant purple Venus flytrap eat a dead football player. Never.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on December 28, 2015, 08:54:53 PM
NEW TALES GAME NEW TALES GAME
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Post by: Lightning on December 29, 2015, 05:13:27 AM
I would eventually love to get an Xbox One and a PS4, if only for the upcoming games next year....

In other video game news, I've been playing this 1,000 v 1 man match in Crisis Core. I started it at 4:45 am... and it's an hour and a half later and I'm still fighting the same match. This better be worth it.
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Post by: Graystripe on December 31, 2015, 09:33:50 AM
Almost done with Shadow of the Colussus, and it's pretty damn good.

Demon's Souls though... Might be one of my new favorite games of all time.  Though it's still a bit too early to tell.
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Post by: Jayfeather on January 02, 2016, 01:52:43 AM
i got an xbox one for christmas and have been playing fallout 4 non-stop. leveling up brings me more anxiety because S.P.E.C.I.A.L. is so important in this game!! and perks!!! AHHHH
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Post by: Lightning on January 02, 2016, 02:59:15 AM
i got an xbox one for christmas and have been playing fallout 4 non-stop. leveling up brings me more anxiety because S.P.E.C.I.A.L. is so important in this game!! and perks!!! AHHHH
Everyone's playing Fallout 4, wow. o.o

I want an Xbox One and a PS4, but I'm not sure if it's worth it yet??? If people who have either system (or both lmao) can compare and contrast, that would be nice.
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Post by: hyperadam on January 02, 2016, 08:59:54 AM
Man, I still haven't even finished New Vegas yet... I feel like I was close-ish, though. I've got way too big of a backlog to justify this, but I've also been considering starting a second playthrough, where instead of playing a lone scientist who goes around helping people I'll be some plum pit who solves all of his problems by punching things. I'd probably join the Legion, since that would give me a lot of opportunities to punch things.

So yeah, in addition to finishing New Vegas I still need to finish Hotline Miami (only two or three levels left, iirc). Even though I'm on vacation I actually haven't had much time for video games, so I'm mostly just playing World End Economica when I have the chance. It's pretty good, and just what you'd expect from Isuna Hasekura. I wasn't expecting MC to be such an plum pit though, but that's kind of the point. I mean, right off the bat he's kind of a terrible person, but he seems to slowly start softening up, or at least considering other people, pretty early on. A lot of thought was obviously put into all of the details of the setting, and it's interesting to read about. Even if the translation isn't great at times.

Admittedly, I kind of have an idea of how volume 1 ends. Nothing specific, but I've been given some hints and it seems like it's the most appropriate way for act 1 of a story like this to end. Lisa and Chris are too pure and don't deserve any bad things that are going to happen to them, and Hagana at least has my respect by virtue of being impossibly good at math.
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Post by: Jayfeather on January 03, 2016, 12:10:34 PM
i got an xbox one for christmas and have been playing fallout 4 non-stop. leveling up brings me more anxiety because S.P.E.C.I.A.L. is so important in this game!! and perks!!! AHHHH
Everyone's playing Fallout 4, wow. o.o

I want an Xbox One and a PS4, but I'm not sure if it's worth it yet??? If people who have either system (or both lmao) can compare and contrast, that would be nice.
the consoles are so similar that it really boils down to personal preference. they also both have some super great sales, my boyfriend got his xbox one for $299 which is super cheap. their performance is nearly the exact same but a major difference is the available games. dark souls, uncharted, street fighter, ect. are for ps only while halo, fable, and tomb raider are xbox exclusives. most of the popular games are available for both consoles (ie fallout and destiny). if you're really into how the graphics look, the ps4 has the upper hand with 1080 while xbox only has 920p
ps4 sadly doesn't have any backwards compatibility unless you use a streaming service? it's kind of odd but on xbox a selection of games are available for backwards compatibility
i choose the xbox one because of loyalty (i've always had xbox's), the price, and enjoy their exclusive games a lot more than sony's
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Post by: Graystripe on January 09, 2016, 09:28:01 AM
I'm waiting until the summer to play Fallout 4.  I don't have time to do it at my leisure right now.

I finished Shadow of the Colossus, and it was a great game!  The controls infuriated me at times, but the game itself was really good.

Also, I finally got my hands on an original PS2 copy of Silent Hill 2.  I love it so far!
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Post by: hyperadam on January 09, 2016, 02:43:01 PM
Well, I finally finished episode 1 of World End Economica. Jesus, that ending... Like, I knew something bad was going to happen, but that still hit pretty hard. I didn't know things were going to get that bad.

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I was really warming up to Hagana, too. I liked her relationship with MC. Isuna Hasekura is really good at writing relationships that develop gradually over the course of long-term partnerships, and this was no exception. No idea when I'm going to get around to episode 2, but I'm going to have to eventually.

Anyway, now back to actual video games. I should be able to finish up Hotline Miami soon, and I need to get back into playing Skullgirls more. Then back to New Vegas, and probably Trails in the Sky. It's been ages since I sunk my teeth into a big JRPG, and I've heard it's really good. Valkyria Chronicles will probably follow, due to similar weebish impulses.

Also, I finally got my hands on an original PS2 copy of Silent Hill 2.  I love it so far!
Wow, have fun. I haven't actually played Silent Hill 2 myself, most of my exposure comes from a fairly in-depth Let's Play, but I can totally understand why people say it's one of the best games of all-time. At the very least, it has the best story I've ever seen in a video game.

Again, I haven't even played it myself, but it was probably one of the most depressing experiences I've gotten out of any media.
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Post by: Spellmaster on January 19, 2016, 05:58:04 PM
I haven't seen many of the mystic artes because I'm avoiding spoilers but the ones I have so far are really short and pretty underwhelming...
okay the wind armatus MA is actually pretty cool, I'd waste my blast gauge on that

I'm still not done with zestiria. people on tumblr are starting to not tag their spoilers. I fear I will not last long

I DID get to one of the really important parts though, almost on the same day that I got through one of the final dungeons in hearts and it was terrible timing
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Post by: Heron on January 20, 2016, 03:21:13 PM
I really want to finish my current Fire Emblem Awakening playthrough before Fates comes out next month, but Priam's paralogue is ungodly difficult on hard mode.
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Post by: lavender on January 23, 2016, 05:43:30 PM
I WAS REALLY CURIOUS WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FIGHT NAPSTABLOOK AND
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Post by: Graystripe on January 24, 2016, 12:21:57 PM
I haven't played Silent Hill 2 in like a week and I've been making small progress but I'm gonna start back up tonight.

Also I'm stuck on Demon's Souls
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Post by: Sorrel on January 24, 2016, 12:56:07 PM
i really liked playing petz 5 growing up!
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Post by: hyperadam on January 24, 2016, 03:04:53 PM
I've been playing quite a bit of Trails in the Sky lately, and I really like it so far. I'm already 15 hours in, and I'm still not finished the first chapter. It's not even like I'm wasting a lot of time grinding, because the two party members that I've gotten so far were both over-leveled when they joined, so if anything I'm not grinding enough. There's already so much to do, and I feel like the actual story hasn't even really started yet.

I really like the characters so far, and combined with the fact that I'm just playing the first of three games that make up the whole story I feel like I'm at the beginning of something massive.

Another thing I really like: every single treasure chest in the game has a unique message when you examine it after it's been emptied. Some of them are pretty funny.

One thing that really pisses me off though: side-quests have time limits. I've already screwed myself over by perma-failing two of the mini-boss hunting ones because I simply couldn't find the mini-bosses. I just thought "I'll do it later", but apparently I can't. I just... really don't like the idea of a long RPG locking you out of 100% completion for simple mistakes made early on.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on January 24, 2016, 03:07:23 PM
whats the combat like?
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Post by: Heron on January 24, 2016, 03:11:58 PM
I finished my hard mode run of Fire Emblem Awakening (thank you Inigo for being OP enough to beat that last paralogue), so now I'm playing Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. I'm hoping to beat the elite four before Fire Emblem Fates comes out next month and eats up my free time.
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Post by: hyperadam on January 24, 2016, 03:33:09 PM
whats the combat like?
It's pretty interesting. It's kind of a turn-based system where you move around on a grid, but the maps where fights take place are small and flat enough that positioning isn't exceptionally important beyond aiming AOE and line-target spells and the infrequent occasions when an enemy is a bit beyond your reach. So mostly typical turn-based type stuff with a little bit of tactical RPG sprinkled in.

One of the features of it that I like are S-crafts, which you can you once you've filled up a certain meter. Normally, you have to wait your turn, but you can use S-crafts whenever you want, which gives you a bit more freedom with timing. Bonuses are also randomly given to different turns, so you can also use an S-craft to shift the turn order and steal bonuses away from enemies (eg. Enemy is about to have a turn where they get a critical, so you use an S-craft to steal the critical away from them and apply it to your own super move, or you shift everything down so five turns later one of your characters gets a health bonus).
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Post by: Heron on January 29, 2016, 05:52:44 PM
Supposedly, the function where you can touch the characters' faces in Fire Emblem Fates is getting removed in the US version... I don't really care all that much about the actual touch screen function part of it, but there were some characterization/backstory lines from that, and I hope they'll find some way to fit those in. Plus, the ability to raise supports that way could really help in Conquest, because you can't just grind to level up supports in map skirmishes in that version. 
Guess I'll just have to see in a few weeks how they handle it.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on January 29, 2016, 06:29:36 PM
Supposedly, the function where you can touch the characters' faces in Fire Emblem Fates is getting removed in the US version... I don't really care all that much about the actual touch screen function part of it, but there were some characterization/backstory lines from that, and I hope they'll find some way to fit those in. Plus, the ability to raise supports that way could really help in Conquest, because you can't just grind to level up supports in map skirmishes in that version.
Guess I'll just have to see in a few weeks how they handle it.

i would only stroke leos face tbh. or soleil
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Post by: Heron on January 29, 2016, 06:36:38 PM
@nintendo let me touch zero's face that's all i want

EDIT: Now apparently there's no dual audio? I was actually really looking forward to some of the Japanese voice actors, so I'm SUPER disappointed if that's the case... Awakening had dual audio, so why take it out for Fates?

I'm pretty annoyed at all of this stuff being revealed at the last minute, and Nintendo refusing to give clear/definitive answers on anything. I preordered my copy months ago. This is supposed to be for my birthday, and I was really looking forward to it. But now, I'm almost wishing that I followed through on getting a Japanese copy instead.
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Post by: hyperadam on February 06, 2016, 08:31:21 PM
I finished Chapter 2 of Trails in the Sky earlier today and have already gotten started on Chapter 3, so I need to ramble a bit about this.

Wow, things got intense. Really quickly. Like zero to completely off-the-rails in the last two hours.
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I loved everything about that crazy ending. This game really knows how to do an act break.

I really like all of the small character moments as well. The stuff at the school was fun, and the shipping between Estelle and Joshua just keeps intensifying.
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Post by: Heron on February 08, 2016, 09:14:24 PM
GUESS WHO'S GOING TO HAVE A COPY OF JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: EYES OF HEAVEN REALLY SOON
The hype is so real. I can't wait to play it.

I also got a brand-new copy of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for only a few dollars, and Fire Emblem Fates is coming out in not even two weeks. I'm so excited to play all of these games.
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Post by: hyperadam on February 12, 2016, 02:52:22 PM
GUESS WHO'S GOING TO HAVE A COPY OF JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: EYES OF HEAVEN REALLY SOON
The hype is so real. I can't wait to play it.

I also got a brand-new copy of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for only a few dollars, and Fire Emblem Fates is coming out in not even two weeks. I'm so excited to play all of these games.
Lucky you. I still haven't had a chance to play any of the JoJo games... I just kind of drool at gameplay footage.

I also picked up Revengeance on Steam a while ago, but I don't know when I'll be able to get around to it. I'm also actually not sure about if my computer can run it... I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Anyway, it's been long enough since the last time, so I'm going to ramble about Trails in the Sky again.

I finally got an Attack 3 quartz, and I stupidly gave it to Agate and then he just leaves again shortly after. I was anticipating this, but I thought all of his quartz and stuff would just appear back in my inventory after he left (I mean, that's what happened with Kloe), but nope, it didn't happen. I guess I'll get another one eventually, but still...

Also, the interaction between Agate and Tita is kind of adorable. I mean, not from Agate's end since he's still an plum pit, but based on where this seems to be headed he's probably going to soften up a lot. I mean, if you think about it, he's basically just Guts.

And papaya is it really hard not to love Tita at least a little bit. She gives me diabetes, but I don't care. Estelle wanting to kidnap her due to sheer cuteness, pretty much the entirety of hot springs visit, the stuff with Agate, HER S-CRAFT JESUS CHRIST (WHEN I SAW IT THE FOR THE FIRST TIME HOO BOY). Also: ranged AOE regular attacks, plus a craft that's AOE damage with 100% blind. Yes please.

It's weird, she seems to get very disproportionate representation in official artwork, like they're trying to sell her as the game's mascot (which makes sense because anime), but from what I've seen of fan-art that really didn't seem to catch on. Fair enough, as much as I like her, pretty much all of the characters are great so it's understandable if she got overshadowed. Estelle is an A+ protagonist.

I still miss Schera and Olivier.
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Post by: Spellmaster on March 07, 2016, 09:19:15 PM
so we discovered the hard way that you can finish zestiria before it's over... we only did that fight as kind of a joke but. we won. and simultaneously lost I guess

we also discovered the katz korner? I can't believe I've never seen spoilers or even vague hints about it?? who is responsible for this

we really ought to just finish the game but instead we're doing stuff like (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc7O45cUcAEht7f.jpg:large) this (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc7UvX1UEAAfEbd.jpg:large) and I'm crying
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Post by: Heron on March 07, 2016, 10:49:00 PM
I just finished the Birthright version of Fire Emblem Fates! I thought a couple of the localization changes were kind of silly and unnecessary, but overall, it was really good and super fun!
Now, I can move on to playing Conquest and FINALLY MARRYING ZERO I'VE BEEN WAITING HALF A YEAR FOR THIS
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 10, 2016, 12:14:41 AM
i got into league of legends recently and being a loser has never felt so fun
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Post by: thunderpetal on March 10, 2016, 10:05:02 PM
i got into league of legends recently and being a loser has never felt so fun
Jhin is broken. His ultimate is like wtf. If you wanna be an absolute plum pit play as Teemo. That's all I have to say... lmao

Also can someone play Vainglory with me and carry me :( I'm tier 3 silver and I main jungle/roam pls help
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 11, 2016, 12:02:14 AM
I GOT REKKA NO KEN ON EMULATOR I AM NEVER GETTING ANY SCHOOLWORK DONE L M A O
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Post by: hyperadam on March 11, 2016, 09:12:51 AM
i got into league of legends recently and being a loser has never felt so fun
My friends are really in to League of Legends, and I've kind of dabbled a bit. I mostly just play ARAM with them on weekends.

Also,
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if this is implying what I think it's implying then I am so happy. I haven't even started SC yet, but I am in dire need of more Trails games coming to the West.
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Post by: StarDuster on March 13, 2016, 06:12:27 AM
I just finished the Birthright version of Fire Emblem Fates! I thought a couple of the localization changes were kind of silly and unnecessary, but overall, it was really good and super fun!
Now, I can move on to playing Conquest and FINALLY MARRYING ZERO I'VE BEEN WAITING HALF A YEAR FOR THIS

I have been playing that, too. And, to be honest I like Conquest the best so far.
I married Zero, but remade my Corrin and married Flora instead. Zero wasn't loveable enough for me to give up two kids to be married to him.

i got into league of legends recently and being a loser has never felt so fun
My condolances.

It always seems as if I pick my champ before the person I am laning against so they always seem to counter me.
( ; v ; )
The only time it has ever worked out for me is when a Yasuo player decided to pick Yasuo after I picked Malzahar. Which I managed to get my DoT on him and take most of his health, then I just ulted him and took the rest of his health. 
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 13, 2016, 12:13:33 PM
i played a 0/0/0 game last night. it was sad

also!! I'm playing rekka no ken and i love it!! except my lyn is 100% strength screwed its so annoying
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Post by: hyperadam on March 13, 2016, 10:33:19 PM
i played a 0/0/0 game last night. it was sad
Better than a 0/5/0 game.

also!! I'm playing rekka no ken and i love it!! except my lyn is 100% strength screwed its so annoying
Strength is unnecessary with Lyn. Speed and skill is all you need.

Lyn > Ike > Other lords

Anyway, as far as video games go, at this point I'm just waiting until school calms down to the point where I can dive headfirst into Trails in the Sky SC and not come for air for about a month.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 14, 2016, 09:55:04 AM
my florina has double the strength of lyn!! lyn can't kill mandarin!! so annoying
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Post by: hyperadam on March 14, 2016, 09:11:42 PM
Okay yeah, that's actually pretty bad... I haven't played Rekka no Ken in a while, but I remember her being pretty useful even early on.

I still insist that she she gets better, and low strength won't matter as much at higher levels if you give her a Killing Edge. But maybe I'm biased because my favourite class is swordmaster, and post-promotion Lyn is pretty much just a really strong swordmaster that can also use bows for some reason.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 15, 2016, 02:22:45 PM
i mean lyn is almost as bae as eliwood

ALSO PLS PLS PLAY SOCCER SPIRITS IS SUCH A GOOD GAME
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Post by: Jingle on March 15, 2016, 11:15:57 PM
oh my god does anyone here play Life is Strange? I finished it over break and I am still screaming

also apparently Fallout 4 does not have a level cap so you could potentially keep playing and leveling until you get all of the perks and beyond, unlike fallout 3 which I think caps at 30-something? (that's what I was told anyways I haven't finished FO3)
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 15, 2016, 11:34:04 PM
soccer spirits = fantastic game
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Post by: lavender on March 18, 2016, 05:33:31 AM
very short review time:
Stardew Valley is $15. It's worth more than that.
It's rly good!!!
Buy game on steam (thumbs up)
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 18, 2016, 01:25:43 PM
SOCCER SPIRITS JUST GOT AN UPDATE except they nerfed hella ppl bc they added GK as a class now im disappointed

at least jin is still good
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Post by: StarDuster on March 20, 2016, 11:57:12 AM
very short review time:
Stardew Valley is $15. It's worth more than that.
It's rly good!!!
Buy game on steam (thumbs up)
I agree, but it has to compete with Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons, so the cheaper price than both will really help it out.
I kinda wish they'd add things from Harvest Moon/story of seasons that were abandoned. Like your kids growing up to teenagers, and the unmarried canadates getting married to eachother and having kids of their own.
I married Alex though, and the fact that you kiss your spouce every morning is cute.
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Post by: lavender on March 21, 2016, 10:51:54 AM
I came across a Town of Salem booth at SXSW and I was like yOOOO
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Post by: Spellmaster on March 23, 2016, 04:45:34 PM
finished zesty, except for the afterstory and final sidequests and stuff. I love rose more with each passing skit

overall it was about what I expected... not my fave but I enjoyed it enough. once we figured out what to do the ending was actually pretty fun to play, as first player (probably less fun for everyone else) (remember kids these multiplayer games are meant to be played alone......)

now we get the excruciating (excrucible-ating) task of figuring out where all the last sidequests are before we can do the future arc dlc... and then restart the game to get all the fun stuff I missed the first time...

lately I want to replay vesperia too but it's just so much work to always be looking stuff up :(
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 23, 2016, 08:15:23 PM
i need 200 cherry blossoms by tmrw

thats not gonna happen LOL
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 26, 2016, 10:11:39 PM
i need 200 cherry blossoms by tmrw

thats not gonna happen LOL

it happened

ALSO WHY DOES WARWICK HAVE SUCH HIGH MOVEMENT SPEED OMG ITS SO ANNOYING
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Post by: Ariel on March 27, 2016, 09:24:26 PM
So, I just started to do some gaming, and it's spectacular at how awful I am at FPSs. At least I'm having fun and able to laugh at myself.,, unlike with platformers.
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Post by: Sunneth on March 27, 2016, 10:59:20 PM
I'M DYING i've been looking for the layton azran legacy game for a couple years, just passively, because i really didn't want to buy the digital version...
and we finally got to this locally owned game store that i've been wanting to check out, and i just
BARELY noticed it

they had it.......... it's mine now.......
the case is dirty and gross but i can wash that,

i'm several games behind anyway but YES...... it was truly meant to be...
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Post by: hyperadam on April 02, 2016, 04:42:24 PM
After putting it off for like a month because of school, I finally started Trails in the Sky SC. I'm only about three hours in, and its great so far.

Based on how FC ended, I wasn't expecting this to start with a training arc, but I'm really enjoying it. Before mandarin starts to go down it's basically just Estelle and Anelace hanging out and I love it. I kind of ship it actually I'm so glad Anelace is more important now. She caught my eye in FC but didn't end up doing too much, and now she's playable and even better than I'd thought she'd be.

I'm surprised by the difficulty, though. I mean, there is a tutorial, but don't think that means it's welcoming to newcomers (although why would would want to start on hour 60 of such a massive story, I don't know). The difficulty curve pretty much follows exactly from FC, which already went through a pretty big spike for the final dungeon. That female Jaeger was something else... Ranged attacks with huge knockback, 100% impede attacks, and enough speed that it's almost impossible to sneak an Art by her. It would have been much more manageable if you didn't have to pretty much start from scratch with your orbments.
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Post by: Starlingspots on April 03, 2016, 03:02:31 PM
I got Fire Emblem Fates Birthrights three days ago. It was a great game and I really loved Azura's character. <3 My Avatar is named Blossom. I also spoiled myself somewhat to the other two games. :P

My favorite kind of games are action-adventure games plus role-playing games.
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Post by: Sunneth on April 07, 2016, 04:53:14 PM
finished zesty, except for the afterstory and final sidequests and stuff. I love rose more with each passing skit

overall it was about what I expected... not my fave but I enjoyed it enough. once we figured out what to do the ending was actually pretty fun to play, as first player (probably less fun for everyone else) (remember kids these multiplayer games are meant to be played alone......)

now we get the excruciating (excrucible-ating) task of figuring out where all the last sidequests are before we can do the future arc dlc... and then restart the game to get all the fun stuff I missed the first time...

lately I want to replay vesperia too but it's just so much work to always be looking stuff up :(
this is still what's happenin.
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@wonders also hey.......... nice sig/av...
i quite enjoy the end battle skit, among other things, where zaveid is like "ain't the ladies BEAUTIFUL when they fight???" and sorey's just. "sure?" and mikleo's just... "he wouldn't know Lol" or however that goes

soymilk is very pure
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Post by: hyperadam on April 07, 2016, 09:49:17 PM
Well, I finished Chapter 1 of Trails in the Sky SC. It was shorter than I expected. Then again, I've heard this game has 10 chapters, so it makes sense they're not as long as FC's chapters. Things also seem to be moving along at a somewhat faster pace, too.

Various observations:
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Post by: Ariel on April 10, 2016, 08:59:49 PM
Late to the game, but I finally got Minecraft since I finally got a computer than run it.
I decided to do my building in survival. This is going to take forever, but at least it's a fun little challenge for myself.
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Post by: luna on April 11, 2016, 07:31:11 PM
@Sunneth I JUST NOTICED THIS PING hello hi yes? i got into toz like a week ago and i love every last bit of it
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Post by: thunderpetal on April 13, 2016, 09:28:01 PM
Oooh look at the wolf puppies and the adult wolf puppy!!
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Post by: hyperadam on April 16, 2016, 12:10:16 AM
Aaand I'm still playing Trails in the Sky SC.

I'm kind of worried that it's getting a bit... formulaic at this point. I'm a little bit into chapter 3, and chapters 1 and 2 were very much similar. Like, you go Ruan/Zeiss, meet up with Kloe and Olivier/Tita, start investigating the ghost sightings/mysterious earthquakes, find out Ouroboros was behind it, meet a new Enforcer, get completely overwhelmed, then go somewhere else and repeat.

I know that these games have a very slow pace, and its all building up for later, but those two chapters just felt... very straightfoward and predictable. Like, in FC I actually really liked chapters leading up to the climax because they were also like their own stand-alone stories that mixed things up a bit. I thought the search for the stolen airship was really cool, and the ending of the Ruan chapter is still hype incarnate. So far SC doesn't quite feel the same.

I dunno, I believe this is when things start to pick up. So far, chapter 3 isn't really following the formula as much, and it looks like some things are starting to build up. I've heard that the ending of this chapter is pretty intense, even though I've kind of been spoiled about something related to whatever happens (I can't help it! Falcom literally gives this twist away in promotional materials and official merchandise.)

And despite some problems with the story (so far), I'm still loving this game for its characters. Just... lots of great dialogue. My only issue is that I can't bring everyone with me all the time. Like, Olivier makes pretty much every cutscene he's in gold, but as far as gameplay goes I've mostly retired him in favour of Kloe. Similarly, although I mostly don't regret picking Schera over Agate at the beginning of chapter 1, because Schera is awesome and has great chemistry with Oliver, now that Tita's entered the picture I kind of wish Agate was around. Oh well. At least I got to see her mistakenly believing Anelace was Agate's girlfriend and being somewhat noticeably jealous. That was cute. That and her getting the dokis when Estelle asked Schera what the deal with her and Olivier is.
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Post by: hyperadam on April 22, 2016, 08:09:32 PM
Screw you guys, I don't care if I'm double posting, I'm overdue for a ramble about Trails in the Sky.

I'm a little bit into Chapter 4, and its really picked up. I was going into the Mad Tea Party pretty heavily spoiled about a certain key character, but it was still pretty great. Obviously the reveal didn't shock me, but it was still pretty neat seeing it all play out, and I really liked the stuff with the Orgueille and Kanone. Kevin was also really cool.

Honestly, that fight was pretty tough too. I stupidly equipped Agate, my heavy-hitter, with a Ruby Talisman because I like the idea of him dealing elemental damage that matches his element. It was actually helpful for the minor encounters, but it turns out the incredibly tanky (literally) boss has really high fire resistance... He was literally doing 0 damage. And since he's Agate, Arts aren't really an option either... I really shot myself in the foot there. But thankfully JULIA SAVED THE DAY. She's really neat and hope she becomes playable again later on.

And holy mandarin, Mueller is a beast. Wow. It's not just that he's really strong, it's that just about all of his attacks look really cool and pretty brutal as well. I nearly won that fight (got him down to like <1000 HP), but I jumped the gun with an S-craft and he ended up getting three turns in a row... I probably could have played the whole fight more smartly, honestly. Like using more Arts to push Joshua into all those 50CP bonuses, or maybe using Clock Up or something.

Ooh, and more teasing about Olivier's plans and such.

Now it seems that I'm running around investigating mist, and I can't stop myself from quoting Scotch Mist in my head the whole time.
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Post by: luna on April 28, 2016, 06:22:27 PM
possible tales of zestiria spoilers, but it's only criticism of the plot..

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Post by: Arcade Heat on April 28, 2016, 07:54:00 PM
Soy milk ?
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Post by: luna on April 29, 2016, 03:41:21 PM
Soy milk ?

soymilk is the (joke?) shipname of the two main protagonists of tales of zestiria, sorey and mikleo.
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Post by: Graystripe on April 29, 2016, 04:40:50 PM
I started playing Dark Souls and I love it.
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Post by: Spellmaster on April 29, 2016, 05:23:51 PM
i quite enjoy the end battle skit, among other things, where zaveid is like "ain't the ladies BEAUTIFUL when they fight???" and sorey's just. "sure?" and mikleo's just... "he wouldn't know Lol" or however that goes

my fave is the skit where
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I'm not sure I completely understood everything in one playthrough but I feel like the problem was that
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overall there were several aspects of the writing that I thought could have been a lot clearer but I still enjoyed it a lot

anyway I didn't know the free god eater dlc existed until we had it but it's actually a really good place to levelgrind. almost as obnoxious as hexen isle, but not quite as murderous

someday I'll actually do the alisha chapter... hopefully before I hit level 200
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Post by: Arcade Heat on April 29, 2016, 08:58:08 PM
Soy milk ?

soymilk is the (joke?) shipname of the two main protagonists of tales of zestiria, sorey and mikleo.
i am disgusted

now that im home i cld technically play zestiria but its expensive and i hear its bad and id just rather play fire emblem
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Post by: hyperadam on April 29, 2016, 10:42:58 PM
I finished Chapter 5 of Trails in the Sky SC today and I'm just... so emotional about Agate and Tita. I knew it, I just knew as far back as Chapter 4 of FC that this relationship was going to wreck me, and that's happening right now.

That whole scene in Agate's house was just so sweet. I mean, I totally called most of what happened here, but actually seeing it all play out and having them talk through all of it like that...

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As much as Tita is one of my favourite characters, Agate's character development here was really good. I knew they were going for the "jerk with a heart of gold" thing from the beginning, but it turned out there's a little bit more to it than that, and he manages to grow a lot because of Tita.

Really, there's just a lot of good character development here. Kloe hasn't really had any character breakthroughs yet, but I'm finding her a lot more interesting than I did in FC. Like, she definitely had her moments there, but in SC she seems to be hitting those high points more consistently. Although I suppose a lot of that is because of a certain FC spoiler now being common knowledge to all the characters.

...And now it looks like everyone's going on vacation. Of course, based on the stuff at the beginning of the chapter, they're inevitably going to collide with the plot very soon, but for now I'm glad this is happening. This is one of those games were I love it when the characters just... sit around and talk about nothing. Their interactions are so well-written and funny, so I'm looking forward to some good banter. Honestly, Olivier simply existing is enough to make a cutscene great.

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Post by: hyperadam on May 18, 2016, 12:01:58 PM
I'm double-posting again, but I finished Trails in the Sky SC last night and I need to gush about it with a massive wall of text. Between this and FC I put around 150 hours into these games, and I think I'm officially hooked on this series.

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Anyway, I'm just gonna... try to cool down from all this before I touch another video game. Once I've actually moved and feel financially comfortable enough, I'll probably buy a TV (which also opens me up to replaying my old GameCube games, yay!) and a PS3 so I can play Trails of Cold Steel. And then I just need to wait until next year for Trails in the Sky the 3rd to come out.
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Post by: moss on May 22, 2016, 03:18:15 PM
there's about a month left until zero escape 3 comes out :o aaa
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Post by: Sunneth on May 22, 2016, 07:57:47 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAA ZTD

i'm... kind of worried about it, because when i preordered it, i used a gamestop gift card (it was a present). so the card still has the full amount on it, because preorders don't charge until your item ships. and the account history still says "zero escape 3" it hasn't updated to the game's name.
also i don't like my shipping method but i don't think i can change it. i wanted to set it to pick up in store but i didn't know where i would be so i think i have it shipped to my home address (or po box?) BUT I STILL WON'T BE HERE :( :(
hard preordering life...
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Post by: moss on May 22, 2016, 08:51:59 PM
i didn't pre-order it or anything but now i have enough amazon gift card balance to pay for all of it and shipping B) ayyy

still need to finish numerous ace attorney/professor layton games tho whoops lol
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Post by: Darkstar on May 23, 2016, 07:04:03 PM
I've taken up playing Sims 3 again with all the new and fascinating custom content there is out for it now. Unfortunately, I seem to be finding the sim creation process to be a little too engrossing, because I tend to neglect the gameplay aspects.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on May 24, 2016, 02:16:48 PM
DIANA IS SUCH A FUN CHAMPION OMG

ALSO I CANT JUNGLE TO SAVE MY LIFE

KINDA GREAT
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Post by: hyperadam on May 25, 2016, 04:52:38 PM
I finally got around to playing Undertale, and wow that was genuinely one of the best boss fights I've ever seen. I'll probably try to do pacifist and genocide runs before I move on to another game.

As for what to move on to... I'm starting to realize that its been years since that fan translation of Gyakuten Kenji 2 came out and I still haven't touched it. So yeah, I need to get around to it. Between that and volume 2 of World End Economica, I've got a few visual novels on my plate, so I'll probably try to plow through them together.
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Post by: thunderpetal on May 25, 2016, 11:46:55 PM
So, even though no one here really cares, the new Vainglory update is here. Since I'd been a level 20, I got to open a bunch of chests. I got a bunch of essence, ice, and glory. So I got tier 2 Koshka, the new hero Lance, Kestrel, and Vox. Lance is interesting. He's good but not my play style.
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Post by: Graystripe on May 28, 2016, 07:43:21 PM
Just beat Dark Souls

Possibly my new favorite game.
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Post by: lavender on May 28, 2016, 09:29:54 PM
Anybody into Resident Evil at all
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Post by: Arcade Heat on May 29, 2016, 03:35:14 PM
SOCCER SPIRITS!!!!
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Post by: MarcoPolo on May 29, 2016, 05:08:06 PM
Minecraft is cool
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Post by: lavender on May 29, 2016, 05:32:11 PM
I'd love to get minecraft... one day... 30 bucks just seems like so much for it though Q_Q
right now I'm living that Terraria life and it's kinda not that visually stunning but it's fun and I can't really stop playing it (also major thanks to frosty who gifted it to me ;v; you da best ♥)

But yeah apparently there's a new Resident Evil/Biohazard side game coming out and it looks like it's gonna be a Left 4 Dead clone but with the franchise characters and a whole lot of Raccoon City (and some other places). Maybe there'll be some Mercenary elements?
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Post by: Darkstar on May 29, 2016, 06:03:29 PM
I have so many hours on Terraria, it's not even funny. Me and SQ/Meg used to play it all the time.
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Post by: lavender on May 29, 2016, 11:48:44 PM
yooooo  maybe we should make a map for Ww and actually use our Steam group sometime lol
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Post by: hyperadam on May 30, 2016, 10:05:25 AM
I don't know about Terraria specifically, since I don't own it, but I do like the idea of finally getting around to doing something with the Steam group.
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Post by: Darkstar on May 30, 2016, 07:50:49 PM
I'm finally playing Fallout 4, and it's not bad at all... I could do without the voiced protagonist, but oh well, what's there to be done? 
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Post by: hyperadam on June 10, 2016, 05:50:48 PM
I'm playing/reading the second chapter of World End Economica right now, and although it started out a bit slow its really starting to pick up. I really like all the new characters, and I like the direction they've taken Chris in with her expanded role. I'm kind of interested to see where the plot is going to start heading once we learn more about Eleanor.

The translation is pretty bad, though. I mean, the translation for the first one wasn't perfect but this is a noticeable downgrade. Even ignoring all of the inconsistencies with chapter 1 (Lisa/Risa and Serrault/Cerrow's names, "moon scum" becoming "Lunar punk", etc.), I'm seeing more typos, and some lines that just don't sound right. That last bit might just be me reading too fast, though. What really set me off about it is that the translation isn't even consistent with stuff that's written in plain English in some of the CGs. Like, there's a scene where MC remarks that a flag says "Justice and Lord", and that may be an accurate translation from the Japanese script, but if you actually look at the flag it clearly says "God and Justice".
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Post by: Saccharine on June 14, 2016, 08:01:53 PM
I want to play Stardew Valley so badly but I have no money. >_<
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Post by: Darkstar on June 15, 2016, 05:30:22 PM
I made a Warrior's Wish Minecraft server, if anyone wants to join in. It's completely survival with no creative mode, though. Message me if you want the details.
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Post by: Sorrel on June 21, 2016, 11:28:02 PM
ive been playing sailor moon drops a lot recently

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Post by: lavender on June 22, 2016, 10:34:43 AM
LIMBO is free on Steam right now & I'd highly recommend picking it up <3
edit: it's now run out but it's a really good game
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Post by: hyperadam on June 23, 2016, 02:23:27 PM
LIMBO is free on Steam right now & I'd highly recommend picking it up <3
edit: it's now run out but it's a really good game
Managed to grab it while it was still free. No idea when I'll be able to get around to it, but thanks for the heads up.

ALSO FOR THE STEAM SUMMER  SALE TRAILS IN THE SKY IS 50% OFF AND TRAILS IN THE SKY SC IS 35% OFF
IF YOU ARE AT ALL INTERESTED IN JRPGS AND DON'T MIND A LOT OF READING OR A STORY THAT TAKES A WHILE TO GET GOING I CAN'T RECOMMEND THESE GAMES ENOUGH

Other good deals I've noticed so far: Deus Ex for only $2 (literally one of the best games ever made, this is a steal), and 67% off Dark Dreams Don't Die (everybody give SWERY your money so he can actually finish this unfinished gem).
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Post by: Ariel on June 24, 2016, 08:09:00 PM
So, this is my first Steam sale, and I'm trying to figure out whether it'd be worth it to get Skyrim+all DLC or if I should just get the main game. I know you can get the remastered version for free when it releases if you get everything, but it just makes things look prettier and doesn't really add anything else. So, I guess I want to know if the DLC is worth it or not.

Otherwise I might get the Skyrim, Bully, and Dishonored... decisions decisions
Also, kinda wish Stardew was a bit cheaper because I'm still not sure about it even though a part of me things I'll get addicted once I start playing.
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Post by: Jingle on June 25, 2016, 09:31:39 PM
I think I'm gonna grab Don't Starve Together while it's on sale since a few of my friends really like playing it and yay friend games
Said friends are also super into Overwatch rn, but it's a lot harder to justify a $40 game than it is a $10 one lol
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Ariel on June 26, 2016, 10:45:46 AM
I ended up just getting the main Skyrim game. After watching some vids about the DLC it didn't seem like anything I was really interested in.

I was also going to grab Bully, but from what I heard the port for Win10 isn't good at all, as in it's unplayable unless you jump through some hoops every time you want to play.

I think I might pick up Dishonored+DLC though.
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Post by: moss on June 28, 2016, 09:38:49 PM
apparently there's some bs happening with people who preordered zero time dilemma from amazon :/// mine said the delivery estimate was the end of july so i just cancelled.... i'll see if i can get it in a store or just buy it digitally i guess although i'd like to have the physical copy since i have the other two but i guess that's not super necessary. aaaaaughhh i want 2 play lol
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Post by: Sunneth on June 29, 2016, 08:36:04 PM
@moss i got an email from gamestop saying the preorder bonus watch was delayed, so i'll get the game and the watch separately... but not a whole month later. Yikes...

i should have preordered the 3ds version, not the vita. sigh. this is why preordering things a year in advance is Bad
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Post by: hyperadam on June 29, 2016, 09:53:18 PM
I finally got around to starting the fan translation of Gyakuten Kenji 2, and I'm currently a little bit into the second case. I like it so far, and it seems to be doing something a little different story-wise. I'm also still sort of playing Undertale on-and-off. I finished a pacifist run recently, and am planning on starting a genocide run sometime soon. After that, I'll probably move on to finishing up some of my unfinished business with Fallout: New Vegas.

I think I might pick up Dishonored+DLC though.
I bought Dishonored a while ago, but I still haven't gotten around to it. It looks really interesting, and I've heard good things about it. Don't have any of the DLC, though.

Anyway, as for how the sale is going for me... I picked up Gurumin as well as Ys I and II in order to give Falcom some love outside of buying Trails games. Most of the other Trails fans I've bumped into seem to be pretty big fans of Falcom's other games as well, so I thought I should give them a try. Other than that, I've just picked up a few multiplayer games that my friends and I are planning on playing together. I'm also considering getting Ys: The Oath in Felghana, but I'm not sure about investing too much into this series before I'm sure if I like it.

Another game that really caught my eye when scanning through deals was Pathologic. I've read up on it a bit, and it sounds really really interesting. I'm tempted to just buy it right now, so I'll probably cave before the sale ends.
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Post by: moss on June 30, 2016, 12:25:01 PM
@moss i got an email from gamestop saying the preorder bonus watch was delayed, so i'll get the game and the watch separately... but not a whole month later. Yikes...

i should have preordered the 3ds version, not the vita. sigh. this is why preordering things a year in advance is Bad
i saw something that like amazon didn't even have the games or the shipment was damaged or something?? idk but i tried gamestop and they didn't have any at the store so i'm just gonna get it from the eshop

downloading now~~~
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Post by: Darkforestwarrior on July 06, 2016, 06:54:46 AM
So I never had a gamecube growing up but my boyfriend does and so I've been playing through The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker which is honestly a fantastic game so far. How I've lived my entire life so far without getting into Zelda is beyond me (I guess having the wrong consoles didn't help though)
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Post by: hyperadam on July 29, 2016, 04:35:52 PM
I finally finished Gyakuten Kenji 2 earlier today, and it was really good. A lot better than the first one, which I thought felt very... filler-y. It might be my favourite Ace Attorney game outside of the original trilogy, or at least is very close behind Dual Destinies.

The story was such an improvement over the very safe and spin-off-y one in the first game. It actually takes Edgeworth's character in new directions instead of just rehashing his character development from JFA, and the plot feels like it has some personal significance and sense of mystery instead of just being "Edgeworth busts an international smuggling ring in like a week." I really liked Sebastian and Raymond as characters, as well as all the stuff about bond between children and their parents (especially Edgeworth and his father) and them actually following up on the whole "the law is imperfect" thing that Apollo Justice started.

I just really liked the villain, too. I had already been spoiled about him, but I still enjoyed facing off with him. His plan was ridiculously complex in the best kind of way, and he was just really fun as a kind of over-the-top chess master-type villain. It was great the way every case was connected, and I especially loved the way case 3 was set up. It was a lot more creative than the typical "flashback cases" that have pretty much become a staple, and kept me guessing.

So yeah. I was expecting another game that would play it safe, but it turned out to be one of the freshest Ace Attorney games in a while (I loved Dual Destinies, but it was really bad about rehashing old ideas). It's a shame it never got officially localized.
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Post by: moss on July 29, 2016, 04:44:47 PM
man i started investigations 2 super forever ago and i'm still on case 2 lmao i want to play it more now~~ i kind of ruined myself when i started playing it on an emulator on my phone because then i rarely ever did because it was super slow. i transferred my save file back to my computer after school ended though so maybe i can get back to it at some point at a better pace.... probably not until i'm done with zero time dilemma though

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Post by: Ariel on July 29, 2016, 04:52:12 PM
As y'all know I have only recently gotten into gaming. Restarted my Far Cry 3 game and I realized that I don't care about the plot or story missions at all. I just like going around taking over bases and radio towers. If that was the whole game I'd be perfectly fine.

I really want to play Skyrim again, but I'm scared to start it up since my computer 100% died last time I was playing and I don't know if it was the game that caused it. Might have to take a gamble on it though to at least confirm if it was the game causing the issues.
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Post by: hyperadam on July 30, 2016, 12:48:29 PM
man i started investigations 2 super forever ago and i'm still on case 2 lmao i want to play it more now~~ i kind of ruined myself when i started playing it on an emulator on my phone because then i rarely ever did because it was super slow. i transferred my save file back to my computer after school ended though so maybe i can get back to it at some point at a better pace....
I had a lot of problems with the emulator slowing things down as well. I feel like the game took me twice as long as it should have simply because it was taking on average twice as long for all the text to come out... Still, I kind of powered through it and even though it was frustrating at first I feel like it was worth it.

I also started Ys today, and even though I'm not that far in I really love it so far. The bump system is really fun and the game can get pretty fast-paced, and story-wise I can already spot some minor similarities to Trails in the Sky. Although I suppose advanced ancient civilizations that mysteriously disappeared and huge towers that are connected to said civilization are JRPG staples... As expected from a Falcom game, the soundtrack is great, although it kind of clashes a bit with the setting. It looks like I have the option of switching between soundtracks from different versions of the game, so I might want to fiddle with that a bit.

It's a good thing Adol is a blank slate silent protagonist, otherwise I would have a hard time trying not to project his Falcom Gakuen personality onto canon Adol.
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Post by: Ariel on August 06, 2016, 04:29:56 PM
Alright, I know I said I was going to get Dishonored during the summer sale, but now I'm glad I waited since now I got the definitive edition for cheaper. Can't wait to see how often I die in this one!
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Post by: hyperadam on August 08, 2016, 10:22:07 AM
Ha ha, I finished Ys I! About 10% of my play time is just me loosing to Dark Fact, so I'm proud to have finally come out on top! I probably spent a comparable amount of time on the bat boss as well... Honestly, those two bosses are so much harder than anything else in the rest of the game, its crazy.

Next, I'll be jumping right in to Ys II.  Currently my plan is to buy a PS3 and Trails of Cold Steel after I've settled in to my new apartment at the end of the month, so assuming II takes me about as long as I did I might be able to fit in another game in between. The obvious choice is The Oath in Felghana, but I'm not sure if it will fit timing-wise...

Also, wasn't Xanadu Next supposed to be coming to Steam this summer? I don't even think we have a date yet. My Falcom fandom just keeps growing stronger...
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Post by: moss on September 16, 2016, 09:41:59 AM
i had no idea the sixth ace attorney game was already released :o only by a couple days but wowww. maya!!!!!!!!

i also finished zero time dilemma... finally after accidentally not playing for like a month e_e goodbye zero escape <3

edit: oh sorry, i meant ac'e ahtt'orn'eyh
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Post by: hyperadam on September 20, 2016, 05:36:35 PM
i had no idea the sixth ace attorney game was already released :o only by a couple days but wowww. maya!!!!!!!!
Oh jeez, yeah... Is it digital-only again? Because I'm not sure if I have enough room on my 3DS. Either way, it's going to be a while before I can actually get around to it.


Right now I'm about halfway through Chapter 2 of Trails of Cold Steel, and it's pretty good so far. I mean, it's a Trails game, so I'm still pretty far away from plot, but I still really like the cast and am looking forward to when things get crazy.

Sara is so far my favourite character, and just about every scene she's in is gold. I also really like Elliot, Emma, and Fie. I especially like Emma and Fie together, they're really cute. I also kind of like Machias in a "I love seeing everyone dunk on this plum pit" kind of way. And Dorothee is also my favourite NPC. Like, holy mandarin I can't believe this is actually a recurring storyline.

I do kind of feel like so far it's a weaker opening chapter than Trails in the Sky FC, though. It just feels so much more... formulaic and routine. And yeah, I know Trails in the Sky has a very clear formula too, but it really feels like it flows a lot better. In Trails of Cold Steel, everything is much more strictly regimented, like... first it's your free day, do this, this, and this. Now go to the old schoolhouse. Then a practical exam. Now it's field study time, do these things. Wait a month and repeat. Trails in the Sky's formula was a bit more loose, and it felt like you had a bit more freedom even though it was just as linear. It was also driven more by the characters doing their own thing rather than just following orders.

One thing I that I think is a big improvement though is the increased freedom with party management. You have no idea how happy it makes me to be able to change active party members on the fly instead of having to hike back to the Bracer Guild every time I want to make a switch. And being able to access everyone's quartz, even if they aren't in your party is a huge help as well. Also, thank Aidios for fast travel.

As far as how orbments are handled... I do kind of miss the nuance of Trails in the Sky's system, but I'm also really glad they've streamlined it because having to come up with good quartz arrangements for 10 different party members could get really tedious. That's actually why I didn't use Kevin in the endgame of SC, I was too lazy to get his orbment set up right. Speaking of orbments, I love how this series's emphasis on technology provides an in-universe justification for the mechanics changing from game-to-game. It's one of many nice little touches that makes the world more believable.

It's also nice seeing all the little connections to previous games. Of course, all of the references to Crossbell are going right over my head, but Olivier and Bleublanc have already made brief appearances and I can't wait to see more of them (especially Olivier).

So yeah... Still slowly making progress. I'm hoping I can finish it and Trails of Cold Steel II before Christmas.
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Post by: Heron on September 21, 2016, 09:48:56 PM
I got Age of Empires II HD Edition (with all three expansions!) and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on sale recently.
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This is the first time I've bought a game since February.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 22, 2016, 12:20:31 PM
I got [...] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on sale recently.
GOOD CHOICE

I discovered these games less than a year ago, but Trails has already become one of my favourite series. Fantastic characters and world-building, and some of the best writing I've ever seen in a JRPG. Have fun!
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on September 22, 2016, 06:43:41 PM
I haven't posted here in a really long time so I just wanted to say that I've been playing games way more often than I've been going on here and I've played some really good ones.

The best two I've played were Dark Souls and Silent Hill 2, both of which have since become two of my favorite games of all time.

Also the new Doom and Dark Souls II were great as well.
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Post by: Spellmaster on September 29, 2016, 10:26:11 PM
I swear I'll get around to dual destinies... someday...
but of course, now that I'm done with tales of hearts, instead of picking something from my whole stack of old untouched games I started tales of the heroes: twin brave,,, it was never localized but sunneth somehow found a copy of it anyway. I'd never played a psp before, these disks are weird

so far it's fun, but I can sort of see why it's not super popular... the story already feels kind of lacking, which ig is to be expected from a fighting game, but it's still a little disappointing from a series that usually has such good writing (and gender ratios among the characters......). the gameplay is fun though, having the fighting combined with the running around part is a nice break from the usual tales battle system. even if the exploring is extremely minimal here
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Post by: Neon Skylite on September 29, 2016, 11:09:41 PM
I swear I'll get around to dual destinies... someday...

*insert gif of suprised athena i wish i could put in but my computer is a jerk*
Ooooooh, so I'm not the only AA enthusiast on this forum like I thought I was!  Good to know!
I've read some blogs from the developers on Capcom Unity, and I found they came up with some weird concepts while working on DD. (that, of course, were scrapped)
No spoilers in this list.
I'd honestly like to see an ethereal case, but I guess although the concept sounds cool, it'd actually be pretty hard to build up a case. Which was also why they got rid of it!
Alternately, "Dual Destinies" is relating to another game and it was fruitless for me to make this post, but I'm going with you are playing the fifth AA game that's rated M in America And oddly, given the same rating as Pokemon in Australia!
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on September 30, 2016, 01:23:42 AM
I swear I'll get around to dual destinies... someday...
Ooooooh, so I'm not the only AA enthusiast on this forum like I thought I was!  Good to know!
(slams hands down on desk) HOLD IT

we used to have quite the big aa cult on ww actually. like a whole bunch of people (including blizz). we definitely still have some too!!

i don't have spirit of justice yet but my gf and I have been watching lucahjin play ace attorney and she's sooo invested (we just watched the end of the second case) and it's so funny because aa was My Childhood and it's so nice to see my gf like it so much

i hope lucahjin plays all the games but that would be a lengthy LP... maybe she will... but if she doesn't i'm definitely going to make mir play the rest herself >:) though I doubt she'll need a loooot of convincing


i still haven't played ztd because I wanted to watch mir play vlr so I didn't have to replay it, but she started it a month ago and hasn't touched it since :( and I'm so scared of spoilers, I already accidently spoiled a pretty big thing by carelessly clicking on a post here
good thing I never go on tumblr anymore
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Neon Skylite on September 30, 2016, 02:11:10 AM
I swear I'll get around to dual destinies... someday...

Ooooooh, so I'm not the only AA enthusiast on this forum like I thought I was!  Good to know!

(slams hands down on desk) HOLD IT

we used to have quite the big aa cult on ww actually. like a whole bunch of people (including blizz). we definitely still have some too!!

*insert surprised Juniper gif IMGUR WON'T UPLOAD*
Ahhhh!
*insert sunneth's objection/pursuit/confess the truth theme of choice here*

i don't have spirit of justice yet but my gf and I have been watching lucahjin play ace attorney and she's sooo invested (we just watched the end of the second case) and it's so funny because aa was My Childhood and it's so nice to see my gf like it so much

i hope lucahjin plays all the games but that would be a lengthy LP... maybe she will... but if she doesn't i'm definitely going to make mir play the rest herself >:) though I doubt she'll need a loooot of convincing

Oooh, case 2! One that'd EASILY in my top ten! Because 75% sensible, justifying reasons and 25% because of this
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That scene killed me. Whenever Trucy is involved,  I always fear for the safety of my lovable spineless cinnamon roll. I also really liked Bonny and Betty. Really nice.
And the first case. The first case is JUST beaten by Apollo Justice's. It's a LONG tutorial case (SoJ gives a new meaning to the word long tbh, amen) but it's a good tutorial case.
I've also noticed SoJ really likes to raise the stakes. First case it's "get guilty and you plus ahlbi die" and second case "get guilty and you lose your office and your friend/half-sister".
It's still really good. As of now, I think it's the best one yet!
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on September 30, 2016, 07:39:16 AM
i still haven't played ztd because I wanted to watch mir play vlr so I didn't have to replay it, but she started it a month ago and hasn't touched it since :( and I'm so scared of spoilers, I already accidently spoiled a pretty big thing by carelessly clicking on a post here
good thing I never go on tumblr anymore
oops... that was me huh. guess i should have labelled it more clearly srry ):
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on September 30, 2016, 09:56:33 AM
I swear I'll get around to dual destinies... someday...
Ooooooh, so I'm not the only AA enthusiast on this forum like I thought I was!  Good to know!
(slams hands down on desk) HOLD IT

we used to have quite the big aa cult on ww actually. like a whole bunch of people (including blizz). we definitely still have some too!!
Yup, we're definitely still here! (I don't think I was around in the days of the so-called "cult", though...) If you look back, I've talked about Ace Attorney a few times in this thread.

I'm afraid I haven't had a chance to play Spirit of Justice yet, since I'm too deep in Trails hell at the moment, but I should be able to fit it in between me finishing Trails of Cold Steel II and Trails in the Sky the 3rd coming out. Provided I can make room on my 3DS...

Speaking of Trails, I have finally conclusively decided that Fie is my favourite character. That may be subject to change, but at the moment I'm kind of missing having her around. Machias might actually be my second favourite, the stuff with him in the latter half of Chapter 2 really clinched it for me. I just love this angry nerd for some reason. I still really like Elliot and Emma too, Emma in particular is pretty OP. I gave her a quartz that lets her passively recover EP, so there's nothing stopping me from having her spam Aerial and Dark Matter in battles, and Breath outside of battles to keep everyone at full HP.

Also, I can't believe this game lets you stack status ailment quartz. There are even some that cause two status ailments at once. I've got Rean set up so that he can cause burn, poison, seal, and a speed debuff, and Gaius set up so that he can cause petrify, freeze and mute on top of either 50% seal or 50% blind from his crafts. It's disgusting, I love it.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Dawnwing on September 30, 2016, 12:15:06 PM
I haven't posted in this thread in ages. 
What I've been playing lately:

- No Man's Sky - Well, I tried at least. 5.5 hours into it, barely had left my planet. Even with my very nice computer it BSOD'd 4 times within the first hour alone. Steam very generously gave me a refund despite being a bit over the 14-day 2-hour limit.  The game's worth maybe $20, not $60, and it bears little resemblance to the game we were promised (https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/4y1h9i/wheres_the_no_mans_sky_we_were_sold_on_a_big_list/).

- Pokemon OmegaRuby - beat the Elite Four and Delta Episode, looking forward to Sun/Moon. (Haven't decided which I want yet but leaning toward Moon)

- Shadowverse - MtG/Hearthstone-esque mobile card game. Their unique points are that 1. there are 7 classes which all have unique playstyles and I actually really enjoy them all, and 2. two or three times per match, you can "evolve" a card, meaning that it usually gains +2/+2, it can attack immediately after being summoned which can help turn the tide a bit, and some of them activate an ability upon evolution.

- Watch_Dogs -  just clearing out all the sidequests before WD2 comes out - so excited for that one!

- The Elder Scrolls: Legends  - another MtG/Hearthstone-esque game. This one has the playing field split into two "lanes" so it's a lot more difficult for one player to just gain complete board control and dominate the other player, and also every 5 health you lose you draw a card and might even get to play it immediately for free.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on September 30, 2016, 05:36:43 PM
the ace attorney thread was like, a staple of the middle few versions of the forum... somehow it remained my "top posted on" thread for literal YEARS after it died. I have no idea what we were doing to necessitate that many posts, and in retrospect it feels like it might have been a front for some sort of accidental gang

it's kind of sad though, I was so into the series back then but I haven't played it in so long now... I always feel like I should review the older games before I start the new ones, but that would be a lot of work, so I keep putting it off and therefore falling more and more behind

@Neon Skylite have you heard of turnabout musical?? sunneth and I were briefly barely part of it Back In The Day, before the plans to animate it fell through. but it had a full script and soundtrack and everything, it's still really good
one of the songs came up on shuffle the other day and since then the three lines I remember from it keep getting stuck in my head

@Sunneth are you using whatever system you have DD on...
I mean it's not like I'll start it soon even if you give it to me but like. for future reference
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Neon Skylite on September 30, 2016, 07:12:04 PM
@Neon Skylite have you heard of turnabout musical?? sunneth and I were briefly barely part of it Back In The Day, before the plans to animate it fell through. but it had a full script and soundtrack and everything, it's still really good
one of the songs came up on shuffle the other day and since then the three lines I remember from it keep getting stuck in my head

@Sunneth are you using whatever system you have DD on...
I mean it's not like I'll start it soon even if you give it to me but like. for future reference
*doesn't know TM*
Uhm yes I know it
*googles it*
what do you think I don't know it
*clicks on website and case summary*
It's when *reads off page* they tried making AA into a musical

I still love the soundtrack. I have a playlist of music (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDajruZ4uoxUqnGgBn2dKmw9GK-wKMrgo) I listen to when I write/draw/edit on the wiki/do anything that might be a bit monotonous and a lot of it is AA music. (And if anyone's wondering how far I am in the playlist, I'm at Last Fight ((First Phase - Mind in a PROGRAM)) from Robobot.)

And can I have I'm Fine 2016, A New Chapter of Trials! 2016, Courtroom Revolutionnaire 2013, Troupe Gramarye 2016, Objection! 2016, Objection! 2012, Moonstruck Blossom, Thought Route ~ Resonance of the Synapses 2013, Turnabout Sisters (Music Box) 2012, Glooper Blooper Battle Medley, Snifit or Whiffit/Hit it or Snifit and Layton's Theme 2016 pumped into my bloodstream I need it need it need those tracks in my blood

I tried to keep my post topic AA but I got a lot of stuff in there
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Starlingspots on October 02, 2016, 09:52:45 PM
I've played Majora's Mask 3DS last month, but I decided to let the moon crash down so I could see the cutscene where the giants fail to stop it. So the moon annihilated me and even though I saved and everything after I completed the ice dungeon, I have to redo it again, so yeah.  :tongue:

I'm currently playing Kirby Super Star Ultra. I'm also thinking of playing Fire Emblem Fates again.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on October 03, 2016, 09:21:21 AM
I finished Chapter 3/started Chapter 4 of Trails of Cold Steel and I'm just... so excited. So much is going on and I can barely keep it all together.

I'm in a really weird place where I'm familiar with certain aspects of the games that haven't been localized, but I don't actually know what happens because I'm trying to avoid spoilers, so I can recognize all of the call-backs but I don't actually understand any of them. Well, except for the small number of ones to Trails in the Sky (Olivier talking about Kloe as if he hasn't met her personally, pfft).

I have all these expectations based on the little things I know, and I'm trying to piece together everything that's happening... My mind is going all over the place even though things are only just starting to set in motion.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on October 21, 2016, 12:17:33 AM
there are a lot of things I like about zestiria ng+, but figuring out when to do the sidequests has not been one of them
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I'm getting more excited for berseria now that it has a release date and everything, except that I don't have a ps4, and I don't really want to buy one when berseria is currently the only game I would use it for :x I can't just not play a new tales game though...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on October 21, 2016, 06:20:23 PM
Trails of Cold Steel is a lot longer than I was expecting... I was thinking it would be around the same length as FC, which took me about 65 hours, but I'm already more than 90 hours in and I'm just starting the last portion of Chapter 5. And as far as I can tell, there are two more chapters. I suppose part of it might be because I'm being a lot more obsessive about talking to every single NPC and have wasted a lot of time playing Blade, but even accounting for that it'll probably end up taking me longer than SC did.

But at least I'm finally catching up to the little cold open from the prologue. I'm really excited, because from what I can understand this chapter corresponds to a pretty significant event in Ao. And now that I actually know what the railway guns are actually capable of, I'm certainly excited about the implications of them actually being fired. There's also all the other stuff that's happened in Chapter 5 so far... Not just Duke Cayenne trying to unite the nobles, but the stuff in Lohengrin Castle. Like... I was kind of spoiled about Arianrhod's cameo, but actually seeing it got me more confused than anything.

Also, yay, Xanadu Next confirmed for November 3rd! At first I was like "I'll probably buy it because Falcom", but now I'm like "I'll definitely buy it because everything I've heard about it sounds really good".

I still haven't played Gurumin, but shhh...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Falcon on November 01, 2016, 02:39:32 PM
HI-  sorry to revive this thread, but I can't find the intro board and I wanted to introduce myself and see if any of the older members maybe remembered meeee...?  I was part of Ww like 8 years ago! I used to be one of the Leafy/Leaf/whatever... It was actually so long ago that I don't even remember anymore.

I was going to start a thread just about KH but I don't know how many people are big on that. I've been playing KH games since I was, like, 8 and I randomly get back into it every few years until earlier this summer I got back into it and just never grew out of it. Also I'm ECSTATIC that the 3rd game is coming out, so I was wondering if anyone else shares my excitement???
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on November 02, 2016, 10:34:54 AM
Animal Crossing: New Leaf update is out!
Mine's taking forever to update, though...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Neon Skylite on November 09, 2016, 02:16:31 PM
Animal Crossing: New Leaf update is out!
Mine's taking forever to update, though...

Oooh! I reset my village a few days ago. I'm Nutmeg, of Foodie, a quaint food-themed ville, and I just unlocked Tortimer Island! My villagers as of yesterday were Aurora, Stitches, T-Bone, Robin, Axel, Felicity and Lucha. None of them are my dreamies, but I hit the jackpot with the coveted Stitches. I could get big bucks when he moves...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wavestripe on November 11, 2016, 07:16:58 PM
Idk if many people know it but my girlfriend finally convinced me to start Bravely Default! I am absolutely in love with Ringabel so far ahh <3
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on November 15, 2016, 08:57:16 AM
I finished Trails of Cold Steel last night, and I still don't know what to do with myself... In a lot of ways, it doesn't really live up to Trails in the Sky, even comparing it directly to FC, but it was still really good. Despite falling short of that very high standard in a few areas, I think there are also some where it manages to outdo Trails in the Sky.

I've been sitting around trying to properly articulate my thoughts, but it just haven't been working. I had already been spoiled for just about everything about the ending, so some of the impact was lessened (that and my frustration with the Divine Knight battle kind of soured the mood a little bit), but I can't stop thinking about it. There's so much going on, and even knowing about some of it in advance I have no idea where things could  go from here.

Unfortunately, I'll have to wait until January to play Trails of Cold Steel II... I'm really looking forward to it. Beyond continuing the story, it looks like they've worked in lots of little improvements based on what I've seen. On Falcom's end, all the animations look a bit smoother and more lively, and on XSEED's end they re-recorded all of the battle voices and they all sound better. Fie in particular stands out, because she honestly sounds completely different. A lot closer to her Japanese voice, which I like.

I also really like her new outfit.

Honestly, I just want to see more of Fie.
Title: Video Games? V.2
Post by: Arcade Heat on November 22, 2016, 08:23:05 PM
I think we need to revive the video games thread, but i dont wanna necro. so what video games do u guys like??? personaly i rly like pkmn and ff and tales those are fun games oh fire emblem is fun too

Title: Re: Video Games? V.2
Post by: Darkforestwarrior on November 23, 2016, 01:58:06 PM
tbh it's probably ok to necro threads since the forum activity is so low, at least thats what I think:P

my computer sucks too bad for most video games :C but I like minecraft and terraria, I used to play TF2 but can't anymore

I'd love to try overwatch but I don't have the computer or the $$$ also I'd love to play the new pokemon game but I don't have the console for it r i p
Title: Re: Video Games? V.2
Post by: Dawnwing on November 23, 2016, 06:11:01 PM
I'm mainly a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series - Skyrim is my favorite since I played it first, but the others are pretty great too.
If you've heard of the UESP wiki (which btw is a lot older and better than the Wikia, and I'm talking as someone who discovered the Wikia first), I'm one of the top 40-some editors on the wiki, admin its forum, and co-run its FB page.

I'm also a collector of Elder Scrolls merch; here's my collection.
(click to show/hide)

One of my other favorite games is Watch_Dogs, and I'm really excited for the second game coming to PC next week.

Other games I'm currently playing:
- Shadowverse (Hearthstone-esque mobile card game whose main difference is card "evolution")
- Elder Scrolls: Legends (also Hearthstone-esque card game whose main difference is that the playing field is split into two halves that mostly can't interact, though I'm mainly doing wiki stuff about it at the moment)
- Pokemon Moon
Title: Re: Video Games? V.2
Post by: moss on November 23, 2016, 06:58:15 PM
The video games thread is on the first page and was posted on a week ago
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Darkforestwarrior on November 23, 2016, 07:31:34 PM
wow moss was right I didn't even notice that
Title: Re: Video Games? V.2
Post by: Arcade Heat on November 24, 2016, 08:46:18 AM
The video games thread is on the first page and was posted on a week ago

moss gets it
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on November 24, 2016, 09:53:02 PM
So... Is the thread back on track then?

I'm currently fretting over whether or not I should buy Ys: The Ark of Napishtim and Ys Origin while they're 70% off for the Steam sale... They're probably not going to go much lower, but I kind of wanted to wait for Christmas so I could have an excuse to get out of using my own money. After buying Pokemon Sun I feel like I can't really justify immediately spending more of my savings on video games, even if its less than $15...

Speaking of Pokemon Sun, I finally got my copy today and started playing. My friends and I usually do a thing with each new game where we each do Nuzlocke runs and battle each other after each gym while also keeping track of all of our progress as we play. I still have quite a bit of catching up to do...
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on November 25, 2016, 07:59:59 PM
I got pokemon moon
also i have a new phone
i can go play pokemon go now like nobody is anymore
exciting
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Darkforestwarrior on November 26, 2016, 03:50:36 PM
what sun/moon starters did y'all pick?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wavestripe on November 26, 2016, 06:02:53 PM
Litten of course! I'm biased with cats tho
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on November 26, 2016, 07:28:43 PM
Rowlet and I named him Percival
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Neon Skylite on November 26, 2016, 09:56:28 PM
Decidueye is badass, not a fan of Dartrix and Rowlet is really cute.
I don't like the Popplio line, and Litten's line is really edgy and cool and stuff...which I don't like either. So yes grass bowties are the way to go.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on November 26, 2016, 11:23:47 PM
I love dartrix look at him he went through an emo phase that's so cute
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on November 27, 2016, 12:37:11 PM
I went with Litten because fire cat is cute. I can't wait for buff wrestler cat.

I'm currently fretting over whether or not I should buy Ys: The Ark of Napishtim and Ys Origin while they're 70% off for the Steam sale...
UPDATE: I caved less than a day after posting this.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Dawnwing on November 27, 2016, 07:07:09 PM
Quote from: Darkforestwarrior
what sun/moon starters did y'all pick?
I started with Litten, and I've named him Taiko (from the Maori word for tiger, "taika").
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on December 01, 2016, 11:13:59 PM
suddenly my ps3 won't read game discs anymore :( I've tried everything I can reasonably do but I think the laser is probably toast, and I suspect it's better at this point to just buy a new one than pay for repairs... at least the rest of the system is fine so I won't lose any save files
see if sony would make their dumb systems backwards-compatible I'd just go buy a ps4 and solve two problems at once, but instead I'm going to have to replace the ps3 and still not be able to play new games :/// thanks obama


I don't have SUMO but I picked up ORAS again, and I can't remember what I was supposed to be doing so I'm just trying to fill out my pokedex. I really want to play pokemon go more too, but I don't want to waste time and gas driving to pokestops all the time... now I see why pokemon stories always start with the trainer leaving their small town :P
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on January 02, 2017, 10:18:22 PM
[CRASHES HEAD THROUGH THE WALL]
THE NEW SHANTAE GAME IS REALLY GOOD AND IS EVERYTHING I'VE EVER WANTED IN A VIDEO GAME THNX
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on January 04, 2017, 11:07:39 PM
I was finally able to start Trails of Cold Steel II today, and I'm really enjoying it so far even though I'm still in the prologue. I was kind of already aware of Rean's self-esteem issues from a few discussions about his character as well as a few little offhand remarks from the first game, but so far it looks like they're being given a lot of focus here right off the bat here. One of the things I really like about Trails is the way the characters just openly discuss their emotions like this. It really fleshes out the characters a lot, and it also just feels refreshing.

I'm really interested in where his character arc goes in this game. From what I've heard, it seems he's in for a rough ride. Honestly, even ignoring the fact that he's forced to live up to the impossibly high standard of Estelle Bright as far as protagonists go, I found Rean a bit disappointing in the first game. Maybe if they are focusing on the more unique elements of him, that may change. Hey, as much as I loved Estelle in FC, a lot of her growth comes in SC.

I also really like Celine so far now that's she's actually talking. And Alfin is... Alfin. I mean, she's definitely Olivier's sister, I'll say that much. Her attitude towards Rean and Elise is actually starting to become a bit concerning.

Additionally, I got pretty excited about the Trails of Cold Steel III announcement a few weeks ago, even though I'm still catching up. I can't wait until I can join the hype train properly. Apparently, it was established in Ao that 1207 is a pretty significant year, so the fact that this game is starting in late 1206 has got some people really excited.

Since I'm still so out of the loop, I'm mostly excited about the news that characters from Trails in the Sky will be showing up. Fingers crossed for Estelle and Renne (and Joshua, I guess). Apparently some stuff in the 3rd suggests that Schera and/or Tita might show up again, which would be great (the latter, especially).
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Ariel on January 05, 2017, 05:47:21 PM
So, I bought Stardew Valley since it was on sale and decided to test it out. I am obsessed with that game. I love it. I didn't think I'd care for it since it didn't seem like there was that much to do even though everyone was saying how great it was. I love it.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: lavender on January 06, 2017, 11:47:57 PM
I love Stardew Valley so much i just got the achievement for cooking all the recipes which only 0.5% of Steam players have gotten & i'm a lil proud
I swear I'm gonna get all the achievements for this game *w*
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Ariel on January 07, 2017, 07:02:41 AM
I love Stardew Valley so much i just got the achievement for cooking all the recipes which only 0.5% of Steam players have gotten & i'm a lil proud
I swear I'm gonna get all the achievements for this game *w*
Ooh! Congrats! That's one of the ones I know is going to take awhile for me. That's my goal for the game as well!
Should keep me busy for awhile. The one achievement that I know is going to take forever for me is the one to complete that arcade game without dying I think - I'm not good at either of the two games in the saloon, lol.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on January 14, 2017, 11:56:59 PM
I'm still playing Trails of Cold Steel II, and I still haven't finished Act I, and I'm still really enjoying it. Although there are times where I feel the writing isn't quite as strong as Trails in the Sky, for the most part there are a lot of great moments with all the reunions and such. I've also really enjoyed Toval's bond events in particular. He probably has the least personal reasons for getting involved, and a lot of his dialogue is just "Hey, remember that thing from the previous games?", but he's just so cool and really shines when talking with Rean.

I also really like how everything seems to be slightly re-balanced from the first game... It actually improves on some of the problems I had with the first one. Money has been adjusted so you're no longer walking around in poverty most of the time (if anything, I'm too rich now), trial chests provide a means for people other than Rean to get massive amounts of bonding points, just little things like that. The structure, though still obviously there, also feels a bit more loose and less like I'm working through a checklist.

And wow, Sharon is ridiculous. Not only is she really good stat-wise, but her offensive crafts also hit twice, which is ridiculous. Not only because of the damage, but because I think each hit independently applies an effect, and since she comes equipped with Juggler... It's just ridiculous. Add to that all those other effect quartz I gave her because that's just what I do with my physical attackers, and it gets really easy to stack up loads of status ailments and debuffs.

I'm just finishing up in Legram and about to head out to Bareahard, and I'm pretty excited because I spotted Duvalie sitting around sulking. From what I know, it seems she's making a proper entrance sometime soon, and I can't wait. Everything I've seen of her is great, even the little taste I just got. I can't wait to bully her more.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Neon Skylite on January 15, 2017, 12:01:12 AM
What do you guys think about the Switch?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Wavestripe on January 16, 2017, 08:44:15 PM
What do you guys think about the Switch?

Already preordered mine, beyond hype for it
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on January 21, 2017, 09:00:13 PM
Still playing Trails of Cold Steel II, and am currently a little bit into Act 2.

The intermission was pretty great. I think Rean's big character breakthrough rang a bit hollow since he's been told essentially the same thing before, and afterwards just kind of disregards the whole "stick to your principles, or end the war early and save lives" dilemma that was set up, but getting to talk to all the people affiliated with the Noble Alliance, as well as the conclusion, was pretty great. Beyond Duvalie being great and hilarious, Xeno and Leo basically being Fie's dads is also pretty adorable and their obsession with her is very relateable.

The highlight was probably the interaction between Crow and Rean, though. Crow's backstory was just really well-handled, and it reminded me of some of the best "backstory exposition" moments from Trails in the Sky. I even like how he admits that its really not much of a tragic backstory, which is funny because I always felt like SC descends into a contest to see who has the most tragic backstory and only really stops when it becomes apparent that Renne will forever be the undisputed champion. It's also interesting to see a character just admitting that they don't have some kind of sob-story to justify what they did, and just explain things in this manner.

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Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on February 13, 2017, 09:27:18 PM
It turns out that Fire Emblem Heroes is actually surprisingly good for a mobile game. Summoning can get kind of frustrating at times, though.

I'm still debating which game to play next after I finish up the last few chapters of this Fire Emblem Fates run. I'm thinking probably either Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky or Shin Megami Tensei IV, both of which I've been putting off for too long.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on February 16, 2017, 01:20:36 PM
I'm right near the end of Trails of Cold Steel II, and I've been spending the past few days just finishing up everything before I dive in to what seems to be the final stretch. The game gave me a whole bunch of point-of-no-return warnings, and everyone seems to be really sure about being able to finally put an end to things (for this game, at least). I've already finished up all the quests, finished up all the training exercises, 100%ed all the things I could manage, and talked to most of the NPCs, all that's left before I go in is to do a clean sweep of Bareahard (where I believe I should be able to pick up the last volumes of Gambler Jack) and Roer.

But man, Act 2 may have been a slog most of the time, even by Trails standards, but the ending really helped to redeem it. The fights against the Order of the Lion were great, or at least they would have been if I hadn't finished them in a few turns. It's such a neat idea, and if they made those fights a lot harder they probably would have left an even stronger impression. The actual story context behind the whole operation really helps too. Man, this series is so great at hyping its endings. I was so excited for the end of Act 2 and the final battle I'm heading into now, it's great.

Of course, I already know there's still going to be a lot more to do. I've heard the games still goes on for quite a while after the credits, and I already know about the extra chapter in Crossbell. Then of course, I'll need to reload my save from the end of Act 2 so I can see all of the other final bonding events I unlocked.I managed to fulfill the requirements for Fie, Sara, Laura and Emma, obviously went with Fie. Somehow didn't get Millium and I don't know why.

Not sure exactly when I'll finish, but with Trails in the Sky the 3rd coming out in a few months (hopefully) I'll probably fill the time in between with Ys: The Ark of Napishtim and Ys Origin (and Gurumin if time permits). Falcom basically owns my soul at least until the summer.

I'm thinking probably either Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky or Shin Megami Tensei IV, both of which I've been putting off for too long.
Just a suggestion.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Tom on February 18, 2017, 06:57:14 PM
Fire Emblem Heroes anyone?

*eats the five word rule*
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on February 18, 2017, 08:11:23 PM
Fire Emblem Heroes anyone?

*eats the five word rule*
I'm playing it right now! It's actually really fun. My ID is 3278280135.
I've managed to get some pretty good units (especially Takumi, Camilla, Ephraim, and two male Robins). Still trying to get Zero from Fire Emblem Fates and Eirika from Sacred Stones, though. I really wish you could trade units with other players.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Sunneth on February 19, 2017, 02:59:58 PM
i've done like four full draws in fe:h and i still only have the 5* lucina i started with @_@ (i luv her tho she's my fav)
i have lots of 4*s tho!! but they're all red and green, no blues... Rude.
i love the 6% 5* rate and that you only need 20 stones to do a full draw, though. sooooo much better than every other mobile game i've played where it's like, 50 stones and a 3% rate
(has never actually played a real fe game, is a poser)

mir and i are ALMOST done with zestiria!!! we just got through artorius's throne and have only sidequests and stuff left to do. aka, all the crucibles, except like. one.
we stopped playing for a couple months for some reason, picked it up again like last week, and just. zoomed through
I Love my Tales Game Gf

she really wants to get and play berseria but i still have like, no feelings about that yet. thankfully it's out on steam so we don't have to try to buy a ps4 to play it. legend says we can do local co-op on steam, i hope so, otherwise i won't get to play it -___-
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Spellmaster on February 23, 2017, 06:31:42 PM
my noragami game is shutting down at the end of march :'( so maybe when it's gone I'll try fe heroes to fill the anime-shaped void in my heart. in the meantime I have to play kamieni as hardcore as possible before it closes

I've heard berseria is actually really good, but I don't want to buy a ps4 just to play it...... I'm not enthused about playing it on steam either but it sure would be cheaper so maybe that's just a change I'm going to have to get used to. if I can use a ps3 controller it shouldn't be so bad

so far my favorite thing about zestiria 2nd playthrough is that I can have more than 10000 hp at a time >:3c soon I will be Unstoppable
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Heron on February 27, 2017, 06:12:05 PM
I finished my Fire Emblem Fates playthrough yesterday, so I started playing Trails in the Sky. I'm only about an hour into the game, but I like it so far.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on February 28, 2017, 04:31:04 PM
my noragami game is shutting down at the end of march :'( so maybe when it's gone I'll try fe heroes to fill the anime-shaped void in my heart. in the meantime I have to play kamieni as hardcore as possible before it closes

I've heard berseria is actually really good, but I don't want to buy a ps4 just to play it...... I'm not enthused about playing it on steam either but it sure would be cheaper so maybe that's just a change I'm going to have to get used to. if I can use a ps3 controller it shouldn't be so bad

so far my favorite thing about zestiria 2nd playthrough is that I can have more than 10000 hp at a time >:3c soon I will be Unstoppable
berseria is gonna be on ps3 as well i thought
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Post by: hyperadam on March 01, 2017, 09:50:12 AM
Well, I finished Trails of Cold Steel II last night. The Epilogue felt a bit drawn out, which kind of dampened the impact of the ending, but that moment of catharsis right after beating the final boss still kind of got to me. The final dungeon itself is pretty cool too, because of all the characters you have access to and the ability to get duplicates of otherwise unique rare quartz.

Despite basically extending the game an extra 20 hours past its actual climax, the Epilogue also does some interesting stuff for Rean's character and setting up the next game. Like, at first I was kind of confused about the decision that he made, but after seeing more of both his state of mind after the Infernal Castle as well as how the media is spinning it it makes more sense. It's obvious he's very conflicted about what he's doing and still a bit sore about a certain reveal, but he's just trying to continue pushing forward. The increased pressure from his newfound "hero" status is another factor too. His arc in both games was essentially about him overcoming all of his insecurities and finding his purpose in life, but at the end he just abruptly loses nearly everything he came to care about. I think the way Rean was written was pretty uneven at times, but he does have some high points that I really like.

I still can't believe he rejected Fie's offer to stay with him though. That's just inhuman.

Now I can start properly speculating about Trails of Cold Steel III... I really like how we're now essentially in a situation where most of the main characters have ended up on different opposing factions. Between Toval making a remark to Claire about them being on different sides and the fact that one of the few screenshots we've gotten is Sara spying on Lechter, I think its safe to assume the Bracer Guild is standing opposed to a certain somebody (albeit covertly, since the code should prevent them from explicitly acting against them). That means when it comes to the promise of seeing characters from the Sky games, pretty much any of the Liberl bracers are on the table. Fingers crossed for Estelle.

if I can use a ps3 controller it shouldn't be so bad
It's not a simple as just plugging it in, but you should be able to use your PS3 controller on PC. I tried it a few months ago, and although it took a bit of Googling its easy enough to set up.

so I started playing Trails in the Sky. I'm only about an hour into the game, but I like it so far.
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 01, 2017, 08:26:58 PM
my feelings on ffxv are mixed currently
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Post by: Heron on March 04, 2017, 10:58:57 PM
Trails in the Sky is really fun so far! I'm only about six hours into the game and still not done with the prologue, so I feel like this will probably turn out to be a really long game, especially if you count the sequel. Orbments and the battle system were kind of tricky at first, but I feel like I'm starting to really get the hang of it. I also love how much dialogue is in the game. This game must have been a nightmare to translate, but I think they did a pretty good job of it, based on what I've seen so far. The music is also really great, which is nice.
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I've also been playing a lot of Fire Emblem Heroes. I finally summoned Zero, so hopefully I can get Eirika, Sanaki, and Hector soon.
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Post by: hyperadam on March 06, 2017, 09:41:20 AM
I started playing Ys: The Ark of Napishtim yesterday and I really like it so far, but I keep finding myself comparing it somewhat unfavourably to Oath in Felghana. Like, this game uses healing items a lot like I and II, which is fine, but I really prefer Felghana's system of no healing items but enemies drop both health and exp/stat buffs with a countdown timer that resets whenever you deal damage. It's a great way to incentivise taking risks and not breaking the flow of combat even when you're at low health. Poison is also kind of pointless, since once you're poisoned you pretty much just have to either head back to the nearest save point (again, a lame tactic that Felghana does a good job of discouraging) or just pop a healing item that enemies that inflict poison tend to drop a lot of.

Most people recommend playing Napishtim before Felghana because of how much the latter builds on the former (and I can totally see that), but I just stubbornly did it the other way because Felghana is a remake of Ys III so in my mind it should go before Ys VI even if this version specifically was made later and chronology basically doesn't matter in this series.

On the plus side, I now have a controller to play with, so I can play 3D Ys games without mangling my fingers.

Trails in the Sky is really fun so far! I'm only about six hours into the game and still not done with the prologue, so I feel like this will probably turn out to be a really long game, especially if you count the sequel. Orbments and the battle system were kind of tricky at first, but I feel like I'm starting to really get the hang of it. I also love how much dialogue is in the game. This game must have been a nightmare to translate, but I think they did a pretty good job of it, based on what I've seen so far. The music is also really great, which is nice.
I'm really glad to hear you like it so far! These games are real slow burns that spend a lot of time establishing the characters and the world, so the early portions can be a bit of hurdle for some people, but they do a great job of building up to the more exciting parts and making you care about what's going on in the meantime.

And yeah, you're right about being a nightmare to translate. It's the main obstacle for bringing these games to the West, and SC in particular had a pretty infamous four year long localisation process due to various setbacks and the fact that the scenario is literally longer than War and Peace. Everyone involved seems to be a huge fan of the series, and it really shows in how well they're able to handle all the dialogue as well as keeping track of all the details in the world.

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Post by: Spellmaster on March 07, 2017, 06:50:36 PM
oh it's been so long since the announcement that I totally forgot berseria was released on ps3 in japan...
so the third option is importation, but I think I've had my fill of that with vesperia

It's not a simple as just plugging it in, but you should be able to use your PS3 controller on PC. I tried it a few months ago, and although it took a bit of Googling its easy enough to set up.
yeah, I had to install a bunch of drivers and stuff I didn't understand but at least there are simple guides about what to download, and it worked the first time. now I just have to deal with the buttons in the tutorials not matching the buttons on the controller lol...
I tried to set up the button configuration to be as similar as possible to the tales ps3 games, but apparently berseria's battle system is pretty different, so idk if that'll work anyway. the whole thing will probably take some getting used to

I wasn't really impressed by the demo, but I am eager to hear the zestiria-related lore and I already love velvet, so hopefully the rest of it will grow on me. I might wait until it's on sale tho
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 14, 2017, 04:56:48 PM
im playing tales of zesteria now in between hell weeks for school and edna just came on and shes my new favourite character and i love her her personality is the best
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Post by: hyperadam on March 21, 2017, 09:17:45 PM
I've moved on to Ys Origin, and its so good so far. The combat just feels great, I don't know how else to describe it. It might even be smoother than Oath in Felghana, although that might not be fair to say since its been a few months since I've last played it, and even then I was stuck using a keyboard. I've also only played as Yunica thus far, so I don't know how well the other characters play. The bosses I've fought so far have also been fairly intuitive, which is pretty nice, and it seems less grindy than previous Ys games.

I also like the way the story is laid out, and it's neat seeing all of the callbacks to Ys I and II (And maybe beyond, since it seems one of the characters is named Kishgal...). It seems like the destiny of the Gemma family is to get a leg injury in Darm Tower, wait around to be rescued in a hidden room, and then give someone an item that they need to proceed. What a strange fate...

Only issues I have are some pretty noticeable frame rate drops when dealing with several enemies at once (although that's my computer's fault, not the game's), and the fact that there was an underwater level complete with spikes and instant death oxygen metre (which was thankfully not too bad and over pretty quickly).
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Post by: hyperadam on April 08, 2017, 10:52:31 AM
I don't care if I'm double posting, I'm just really hyped about all of the great Trails news from yesterday.

We've finally got a date for Trails in the Sky the 3rd, and I'm really excited about that (less than two weeks after my last exam, yay!), but what really surprised me is that both Trails of Cold Steel games are getting PC ports.

This was so unexpected, and even though I've already played them on PS3 I'd be willing to buy them again. In addition to the promise of tons of extra voice acting (plus the possibility of modding in the Japanese voices for people who wanted dual audio), I'm looking forward to the technical improvements that come with putting it on PC. The PS3 and Vita versions have a lot of technical issues, and this seems like a good opportunity to fix a lot of them.

My only issue is that when I finally get around to replaying them, I'll have to choose between starting from scratch with the improved PC versions or doing New Game+ with my PS3 clear data. I can live without carry-over bonuses or playing dress-up with Fie, but CS II has a whole subplot that's only accessible in NG+. Other than the identity of a certain Dominion member and his squire, I've been holding back on spoiling myself since I've heard it connects a lot with stuff in the 3rd and I've really been looking forward to it...

I'm also really excited because this announcement seems to open up a lot of possibilities. I never expected them to get ports, and if XSeed is actually going through with it they must have done alright on console. They certainly got a lot more buzz in the press than Trails in the Sky which is kind of a shame if you ask me. If these do well on Steam as well, in addition to establishing PC as the main platform for the series in the west it would certainly be helpful in motivating future releases.

Hell, if this is a possibility, a PC port of Trails of Cold Steel III could eventually happen too. And if they're willing to put in the work to get more of the games on Steam that's certainly making me more optimistic about seeing the Crossbell games in English eventually.

The preview stream for the 3rd was also pretty fun. The more I see of Tita's mom, the more convinced I am that I need her in my life. Ries is also pretty cool.
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Post by: Spellmaster on April 18, 2017, 04:41:50 PM
my gaming life is so empty without kamieni
at least it went out with a bang... I scored 500 million points in the final event (my best score until then was less than 100mil) and got tons of rare cards from the gacha, that I got to look at for a few hours before everything disappeared
my guild moved on to another game and I went with them but I don't know a thing about it soooo I'm probably going to look at it only to talk to them. more time for granblue instead

I'm finally making my way through berseria too and it's so much better than the demo. unfortunately parts of the end have been spoiled for me but there's still a lot to try to figure out, especially about how it ties into zestiria. plus velvet is OP, I love playing her, I love her
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Post by: Heron on April 23, 2017, 11:24:53 PM
Now that I'm not as busy, I'm finally able to play Trails in the Sky again. I just finished Chapter 2 today.
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Post by: hyperadam on April 24, 2017, 08:42:31 PM
Trails in the Sky the 3rd is coming out in a little over a week, and I can't wait. I've been holding off on playing Ys Origin because of exams, but after I'm done I should have time to do a Toal playthrough before May 3rd.

Having finished the game as both Yunica and Hugo, I have a hard time comparing it to Oath in Felghana... I mean, I think the combat feels even more polished and on average it has better bosses (final boss is kind of lame compared to Galbalan, though), but there are some noticeable negatives. The soundtrack is not only not as good as Felghana's (which is genuinely fantastic), but really disappointing by Falcom standards. The story also isn't quite as strong, even though it focuses a lot more on story, which isn't exactly a good combination. I mean, pretty much everything with Epona in Hugo's story was great, but overall I feel like Felghana (and to a lesser extent, other Ys games) were able to accomplish more with less dialogue and cutscenes. Then again, until I finish the game with Toal I don't have a complete version of the story...

I dunno, I think I still overall prefer Origin, but it is incredibly close and I do acknowledge the ways in which Felghana is better. Also, Yunica's lightning magic is better than Felghana!Adol's earth magic, holy mandarin I love that skill. And Hugo would probably be more fun to play as if he could strafe. The limited ability to move and shoot kind of left me almost never taking advantage of his range and getting beaten up a lot due to his low defense.

Now that I'm not as busy, I'm finally able to play Trails in the Sky again. I just finished Chapter 2 today.
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Post by: Heron on May 01, 2017, 08:27:17 PM
Finished Chapter 3 of Trails in the Sky today. It might just be me, but that chapter felt shorter than the others.
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I have Fire Emblem Echoes preordered, so I might maybe take a break to play that in between finishing FC and starting SC.

EDIT: also I just accidentally saw a huge spoiler for trails in the sky rest in pieces me :(
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Post by: Neon Skylite on May 02, 2017, 12:58:16 AM
I just want to point out to people that Nintendo has been releasing the Squid Sister stories (http://splatoon.nintendo.com/squid-sisters-stories/#introduction) which are about Callie and Marie after the Splatfest

There's only 3 chapters but it's getting to the point fast and it will feed your Splat2n hype I guess
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Post by: hyperadam on May 04, 2017, 05:29:11 PM
Trails in the Sky the 3rd came out yesterday, and I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm only about 4 hours in, and I'm just past the first Moon Door.

I've been waiting for Tita's mom ever since I first heard of her, and holy mandarin she does not disappoint. Like, the entire Russell family is great, but she's on a whole other level. Even beyond her antics, she's pretty on the ball in terms of everything that's going on. I mean, she clearly doesn't know everything, but she wants to know and is pretty proactive about getting to the bottom of things.

I can't wait for the second half of that sidestory so I can see the full extent of her murderous rage towards Agate. That, and more stuff between Tita and Agate is always good. He actually visits her every month awwwwww

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I also really like Ries so far. I know she's got a lot of history with Kevin that I'm going to learn about later, but even beyond their banter I just like how... blunt and serious she can be. Especially how this attitude contrasts with how she acts when food is involved.


I also finished up with Ys Origin on Monday. Well, finished all three of the story modes, there's still a fair amount of bonus content. I'm glad the Toal ending is the "true" ending, because its the only one with the potential for a happy HugoxEpona ending.

Also, there was a mention of "Clerian will" in the ending. I see what you did there, Falcom.
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Post by: Heron on May 13, 2017, 08:55:01 PM
SO HOW 'BOUT THAT TRAILS IN THE SKY FC ENDING
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Getting started on SC in my tiny amount of free time that I have this week, and then I'll start playing Fire Emblem Echoes once it gets here.
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Post by: hyperadam on May 14, 2017, 12:44:37 PM
SO HOW 'BOUT THAT TRAILS IN THE SKY FC ENDING
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In the meantime, I'm still playing through the 3rd. I'm just at the start of Chapter 5, since I've been slowed down a bit by the Moon Doors. They've been great so far, but they take a long time especially if you're as obsessive about talking to NPCs as I am.

I've honestly loved all of the stuff with the Russell family. I've always adored just about everything with Tita and Agate, but Erika is just... I had high expectations, and she still managed to massively exceed all of them. The Moon Door with Kloe's days at Jenis was also pretty interesting, because it kind of seems like a prototype for the Free Days in Trails in Cold Steel. Honestly, I'm kind of surprised I didn't notice earlier how similar the layout of Jenis is to Thors. The Moon Door with Schera and Aina was also fantastic. The expansion of Schera's backstory was nice, but what I really enjoyed was her interaction with Aina as well as Aina herself.

The Star Doors have also been pretty great too, and it's nice that they're quite a bit shorter. I especially liked the one with Julia and Mueller. I'm running out of Moon Doors, but there a still a lot of Star Doors left and I'm looking forward to them. Also, holy mandarin, the reward for that one door with Anelace. That one sword's stats are so good it just suddenly makes her one of the best characters in the game.

Although I'm proceeding very slowly through the main story because of all the side stories, I really like what they're doing with Kevin as a character so far.
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Post by: hyperadam on May 30, 2017, 04:14:31 PM
Double posting because I finished Trails in the Sky the 3rd last night and the ending almost got me. Multiple times.  We finally get the big "farewell" from the whole cast that SC's ending lacked, and wow it was so emotional. Such a perfect note to end on.

The main story about Kevin and Ries was also great. However, I do feel like it dragged quite a bit in the middle. Like, Chapters 1-3 were a great set up, but then just as things seem to be starting to come to a head Chapters 4-6 seem to exist just to delay the payoff. Sure, there are a lot of great doors in that stretch, and Joshua and Richard get some really good development in Chapter 6, but it really seems like the main plot takes a back seat to dungeon crawling. Chapter 7 was totally worth the wait though.

All of the memory doors were also great. Moon Doors 1, 2, and 4 in particular were absolutely fantastic. I do kind of feel like playing Trails of Cold Steel first as well as some of the other knowledge about the series I've picked up did kind of spoil me for quite a bit of the side stories, though. Like, Star Door 8 pretty much sets up the entire main plot of the first two Cold Steel games, and although I enjoyed it I couldn't help but come out of it thinking "Man, I would be so much more excited about this if I didn't already know how it ends."

On the other hand though, it is kind of interesting to see how much stuff in Cold Steel I and II seems to come directly from the 3rd. There's the obvious stuff like the new AT bonuses and the presence of the higher elements, but there's also stuff like some visual elements and enemies...
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I also kind of like how XSeed managed to use the chest messages in a creative way here. Like, they're still there for most of them game, but then they suddenly disappear during a part where its perfectly appropriate to not have something so lighthearted floating around and the starkness of their absence helps drive home the situation. And then there's the final dungeon where half of them are all these encouraging messages that totally fit in well with the music, and its just so great.

Bleh, I've already rambled on enough. But yeah... Now to begin the long wait Trails of Cold Steel III, whenever it ends up being localized. And hope that the Crossbell games in English will happen within the next decade.
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Post by: Spellmaster on June 03, 2017, 05:08:35 PM
I finished berseria. it was amazing. sidequests are still kicking my butt though

I also started fe:heroes for a while too, but I don't think I ever connected it to my nintendo account, so it was probably lost with my phone _(:3 /_ )_ idk if I'll download it again, it's fun but I'm finally finishing my second Awakening playthrough now so maybe later
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Post by: hyperadam on June 10, 2017, 06:43:00 PM
With Gurumin and Xanadu Next still in my backlog, Ys VIII and Tokyo Xanadu coming this fall, and the recent announcement of Zwei II, I'm taking a bit of a break from Falcom games because at this rate I'll never get around to playing anything else.

I'm finally trying out the Revision mod for Deus Ex about a year after it came out, and it's a pretty decent update of the base game. Some of the default settings are a bit wonky, and their new soundtrack simply isn't as good as the original, but they do offer enough customization to make that not an issue, as well as the option to use the original soundtrack or even easily toggle some popular fan mods. It seems like they even have an extra menu to keep count of how many kills and non-lethal takedowns you have against different types of NPCs which is pretty neat. They also managed to come up with over 200 achievements somehow.

I haven't really memorized the game enough to notice any of the other little changes they've apparently made, so I guess they're not too egregious.  As it is, I'm still discovering new stuff in this game and am trying to avoid repeating what I've done in my first playthrough as much as I can. I'm playing on Hard, so gameplay-wise I keep falling back on strategies and builds I'm comfortable with just for the sake of getting things done, but I am discovering a lot of neat alternate paths and conversations I never noticed before. There are times where I even ended up accidentally backtracking through an alternate route while trying to progress.

After I'm done this playthrough I'll probably play Pathologic, and then I think I'll go back into Falcom Hell.
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Post by: Heron on June 25, 2017, 12:06:39 AM
I started playing Fire Emblem Echoes, but I've been so busy recently that I'm not very far into it yet. I'm really enjoying it so far, though.
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Post by: hyperadam on July 08, 2017, 04:50:07 PM
I finished my replay of Deus Ex about a week ago, even doing all three endings. I love this game, I could honestly see myself coming back to it every few years and still getting something out of it. There's so much stuff I found this time around that I missed before, and still more other stuff that I want to do. Like, I once again failed to save Paul, so I still need to do a playthrough where he survives until the end. I also want to experiment more with different weapons, since I do rely on the assault rifle a lot. I'll probably do a pistol/crossbow and grenade focused run next time.

I was trying out the Revision mod, which I understand a lot of people don't like, but I thought was decent enough even though I did have issues with it. With that mod out of the way, I'm really interested in trying out GMDX for my next playthrough. I heard about it recently, and a lot of the stuff they've done sounds really interesting. It seems like they focused a lot more on "improvements" rather than "changes", which is good.  It seems to have been almost universally well-received as well. I'm looking forward to it.

I also started Pathologic yesterday, and it's pretty interesting so far. I was surprised at how much they just kind of... throw you in to this weird place and leave you to figure things out. I was expecting a weird town with a lot of mysteries, but I wasn't expecting the town and all the people to be as outwardly creepy and odd as they are right off the bat. I'm really interesting in figuring it all out, too. I wish I could just go around and keep talking to people to learn more, but the time limits and resource management has me all anxious so I just keep trying to find my next objective with minimal sightseeing. I'm looking forward to getting more into it.

From what I understand, the developers are working on a remake, which sounds like a neat idea. Even though I've only played a couple hours I do feel like it could use a bit of polish in a few areas.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on August 25, 2017, 02:20:23 PM
Things are slowly picking up again, so since it's been a while I'm double-posting with a longpost about a bunch of video game stuff.


I finished my Bachelor playthrough in Pathologic a while ago and I really liked it... with some reservations. I'm more than a week removed at this point, but while I was playing I was completely engrossed and the atmosphere and story are just great. But like I said before, it does need some polish, and that is especially evident after playing it for 50+ hours. Copy-pasted dialogue at certain points, quest flags that fail to trigger unless you do things in a very specific manner, combat in general, that one quest where you have to get 5 rifles... I understand playing this game is supposed to be like a struggle, but there really are some parts that are needlessly frustrating. If anything I'm now really looking forward to the remake in the hopes that it can fix some of the problems and build on the already fantastic foundation.

I'm too exhausted to jump back in, but whenever I decide to come back I'm looking forward to the Haruspex's storyline. I did all three of the characters "solutions" just for completeness and because I managed to keep all of the Bound alive, but out of them I honesty preferred the Haruspex's. Even though I was playing as the Bachelor, I still wan't fully convinced that he was right since the Kains just seem like a bunch of deranged cultists. Even though everything they say is true I still don't trust their vision of the future. He also seems to get mixed up with the parts of the town that I'm most interested in, so that seems interested. I'm just really eager to see a different perspective, since so much of the story is about clashing ideologies and characters keeping secrets.

Also Aspity is great and one of my favourite characters. She's just so bitter and mean, but it's all so justified because pretty much everyone in the town is awful and she's just brutally honest. One of my favourite moments is when she leads you on a wild goose chase. The place she directs you to even gets a quest marker, but you get absolutely nothing. In a game where time is the most important resource, tricking you like this is actually a pretty cool idea.


I haven't really been playing anything else recently, since I wanted to take a bit of a break after Pathologic. The PC port of Ys SEVEN is coming out next week though, so I'll break my hiatus once that hits. I haven't played it on PSP, so I'm really looking forward to it.


Beyond that, the long-overdue Trails of Cold Steel III trailer finally hit yesterday and I've already watched it like a hundred times. Even though it hasn't been subbed yet, I can tell there's so much going on and I'm so hyped. Like holy mandarin, playable Aurelia during a fight against Arianrhod, and it looks like that happens pretty early on. Looks like there will be playable Olivier too. Ooh, and what looks like two separate fights against Campanella, one of them with McBurn. And one with all of the Ironbloods at once. My Japanese is trash, but I think I could make out [REDACTED] saying something along the lines of "for the sake of [our/my(?)] father". AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Post by: Graystripe on September 21, 2017, 09:06:46 PM
My video game life recently has been pretty much just replaying all of Dark Souls and Bloodborne over and over again.  I'm completely in love with those games now.

I also got through Breath of the Wild over the summer which was fantastic.  Not quite as good as people were hyping it out to be, but really good and memorable regardless.

Also Hiveswap was really good, really short and not much more than what I was expecting it to be but really great for Homestuck fans.
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Post by: hyperadam on September 23, 2017, 02:33:06 PM
I finished Ys SEVEN last week and it was pretty good. I liked it, but I think I would rank it somewhere around the lower end of the series. Although I don't have as many issues with it as I do I or Ark of Napishtim, it doesn't really have the same high points either. I think part of it is that it's very much the start of a new "era" for the series, so although they've packed in tons of new stuff and made it more of a full-featured game instead of the more streamlined older Ys games (which I kind of liked... no fluff, just straight to the point and all the more effective because of that), a lot of the new features and mechanics feel kind of half-baked compared to how polished Oath in Felghana and Origin were. It was still just really fun to play though, as all Ys games should be. All of the characters had nice distinct playstyles (Aisha and Elk were my favourite to play as), and they give you good reason to quickly switch through characters. It was consistently good, but it didn't quite manage to have any noticeable high points. It was also much too easy.

It's also gotten me a lot more excited about Ys VIII. I still don't have a PS4, and it's going to be a while before I can play it, but I've heard so many great things about it and it looks so good. Again, I don't really have a beef with the party system itself, just that I feel it wasn't able to reach its full potential in SEVEN because they were starting from scratch rather than building upon a solid foundation from the previous games. From all the footage I've seen, it looks like VIII is Falcom doing just that and refining everything from the previous party system games. If it is to SEVEN what Felghana was to Napishtim I'm sure I'll love it.

In the mean time, I've been playing Gurumin and it's... good. There's a lot of stuff I like about it, but it also doesn't control very well. It feels sluggish at times, and the camera is pretty bad. As far as I can tell, I think this might have been Falcom's first full-3D game with this much camera control, so I guess that explains why those aspects of it are so rough. If the feel of movement and combat was as good as any of the Ys games from that era it could have been something amazing, since I like a lot of the ideas and systems that are at play here.

Once I'm done with that, I'll move on to Xanadu Next which I'm really looking forward to. After that, I'll be finished with my Falcom Backlog, hopefully in time for Zwei II to come out. Then to just... hope I can afford to play Ys VIII sometime not too far in the future.

Oh God, and Trails of Cold Steel III is out in less than 5 days... I've been watching all the footage from the demo at TGS and I'm so excited about this. I'm going to try to catch a stream on release day and then just... nothing. Not just to avoid spoilers for the game itself, but for the Crossbell games as well. Man it's going to be rough, when after all this waiting for the JP release it finally sinks in that I'll probably have to wait another couple years for an English release... Going from following all the information and news to just... cold turkey for who knows how long.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Hawkstar on September 29, 2017, 10:20:21 PM
Gave the Octopath Traveler demo a shot recently.  I wasn't sure what to expect as I'd never played either of the Bravely games, but I really enjoyed it.  The retro sensibilities combined with current-gen hardware made for a really nice aesthetic and turn-based gameplay is always appreciated given how much big companies seem to want to distance themselves from it these days.  My only concern is that, in the final game, your party will likely be made up of the eight playable characters when I'd rather have each character have their own party and leave all the stories separate (though even I can admit that may not be feasible from a development standpoint).

I also replayed Metroid and Metroid II: Return of Samus to celebrate the release of Samus Returns and oh boy, has Metroid 1 aged poorly.  While I can handle the lack of directional aim and the inability to crouch, the lack of save stations and the fact that dying or just continuing via password leaves you with a mere 30 energy and forces you to waste time grinding back your health five pips at a time borders on dealbreaking, especially in a game that so incentivises speedrunning.  It's still a good game, but it can sure get tedious whenever you need to continue.  On the flip side, I was immensely pleased to see how well Return of Samus held up.  It has problems (increased linearity, one of the few uses of impossible space in games I don't care for, and a few other things), but I still really enjoy it (more than Fusion, even!)  Curious to see how Samus Returns compares once I get to it.

My video game life recently has been pretty much just replaying all of Dark Souls and Bloodborne over and over again.  I'm completely in love with those games now.

Yo, those are good games.  Been meaning to run through Dark 1 again myself.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Neon Skylite on October 01, 2017, 05:15:42 AM
Gave the Octopath Traveler demo a shot recently.  I wasn't sure what to expect as I'd never played either of the Bravely games, but I really enjoyed it.  The retro sensibilities combined with current-gen hardware made for a really nice aesthetic and turn-based gameplay is always appreciated given how much big companies seem to want to distance themselves from it these days.  My only concern is that, in the final game, your party will likely be made up of the eight playable characters when I'd rather have each character have their own party and leave all the stories separate (though even I can admit that may not be feasible from a development standpoint).

Ah, remind me to play that soon! I wanted to try it when I saw it in the direct but I haven't actually got onto downloading it and playing it.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: hyperadam on October 11, 2017, 07:29:20 PM
I finished Xanadu Next and I really liked it. It's a shame it didn't sell very well and I don't see any talk about it even among Falcom fans, since it's a really good game.

It's pretty different on the surface from all the other Falcom games I've played, but its got a lot of fundamental similarities to Ys. It's got the same great dungeon design, where dungeons seem really confusing and overwhelming at first but they very quickly start to make sense as you explore them, except taken even further. Whereas in post-Napishtim Ys you can eventually freely warp from save point to save point so dungeons can mostly exist independently of each other, here you can only freely warp back to town one-way so every dungeon has to have a point that can become easily accessible from town so everything has to eventually loop back together in some way (i.e. at the end of the first floor of the eternal maze, you can unlock a door that allows you to get to the second floor directly from the town). It's neat and makes things feel all connected.

Honestly, there is a lot of Ys-like stuff, too. The way the story focuses on a long-dead civilization, and how you can collect and translate records from that time to learn about the past which ties into the main plot... Hell, there's even an accessory that's literally just the Mask of Eyes, only is actually gets more use than the Mask of Eyes ever did in Ys.

The combat is pretty different, though. It's a lot slower since it's more focus on exploration than action, but I enjoyed all the dungeon crawling and puzzles. I really liked a lot of the RPG elements as well, I feel like out of the Falcom games I've played this is probably the closest to a "traditional" RPG as far as character building goes. I never really used it, but the ability to go down a level to respec your character is pretty neat.

I'm planning on tacking the very daunting bonus dungeon next week, but for now I'm just taking a break. Still no release date for Zwei II, so I might have time to eventually pick up 7th Stand User before then.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Graystripe on November 06, 2017, 02:46:43 PM
Anybody here every played Riven?  I finished it a couple weeks ago and it's probably one of the best puzzle/adventure games I've ever played.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Hawkstar on February 12, 2018, 06:08:08 PM
Finally got around to going through Bloodborne (The Old Hunters included) after buying it around launch and not really touching it.  It was good and I enjoyed it (even if I didn't care for it as much as I do Souls).  I definitely think Shadows of Yharnam is the best boss fight of its type though that might have more to do with Bloodborne's faster combat style being better suited to that kind of boss than Souls' slower, more methodical feel.  The Old Hunters was really nice, its length particularly, but I don't think it dethrones Artorias of the Abyss in my eyes as From's best DLC (discounting Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City as I haven't played them).  The "Surprise, Innsmouth!" moment with the reveal of the Fishing Hamlet was a delight and the way they reimagined the Cleric Beast into Laurence completely redeemed a boss I hadn't cared for the first time around.

Yo @Graystripe, wanna swap pictures of our Hunters?
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Ivypool on February 14, 2018, 08:47:31 PM
I don't post much here, especially since I mostly just play Pokemon and its spinoff, but Puyo Puyo Tetris is a lot of fun... even if my hands hurt at times.
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: Arcade Heat on February 21, 2018, 10:18:58 AM
Anybody here every played Riven?  I finished it a couple weeks ago and it's probably one of the best puzzle/adventure games I've ever played.

no all of her mains are toxic
Title: Re: Video Games?
Post by: moss on July 07, 2018, 12:46:53 AM
i actually played some more of ace attorney spirit of justice the past two days for the first time in a while