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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1260 on: May 04, 2016, 05:33:50 PM »
With regard to the discussion of Supergiant games on the most recent episode: I found Transistor to be much, much more compelling than Bastion, although I enjoyed both games.  I didn't find the talkative sword to be at all annoying or hipstery, and really I just got very drawn into the world.  It didn't seem like anybody on the podcast really shared my enthusiasm for the game, but I binged it over two days, and when I beat it it left me feeling that melancholy you feel when you finish a really good book.

Also, you guys should totally do something at Magfest, because I'm seriously considering going to the next one that happens, so you'd have at least one panel attendee!

Lastly, goodbye Stephen! Good luck in future things!

I totally get where you're coming from-- I liked Transistor more than I liked Bastion, as its overall audiovisual style was more to my taste. I bought it on release day and powered through about 2/3 of it all at once, and then didn't pick it up again until I completed it over a year later. I think there's a great game somewhere in Transistor, but I wanted a little more context for everything that was happening in its world. Pyre looks sweet, though!
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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1261 on: May 04, 2016, 07:01:19 PM »
Couldn't wrap my head around Transistor's combat. I have no idea why, but I couldn't even get past the game's first boss.

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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1262 on: May 04, 2016, 09:36:02 PM »
I am listening to the podcast now and hearing the whole swimsuit gravel thing in Danganropa 2 and I commented on the same thing during the livestream last month.  It's the only one in both games where I said WTF that makes no sense and actually got my first game over.  It's the only stupid logic bullet in the game though. Stick with it Rob though 2 is better then 1 mostly becasue of the characters.
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« Reply #1263 on: May 04, 2016, 10:14:37 PM »
Just wrapped up the third case, and it's certainly growing on me.  I still prefer the high school setting of the first game, though.  That claustrophobic setting added a lot to the general sense of malice, IMO.  There also isn't much of a driving mystery in the second game, which is making it feel more like "Hey, these are fun cases but I'm not really worried about the big picture here."  Still a lot of fun and some of the logic problems I had with the first case seem to have smoothed out.  

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« Reply #1264 on: May 04, 2016, 11:18:53 PM »
Yeah, if you look back recently in the Game Journals thread I mentioned the same thing about that case in Danganronpa 2. The game does such a good job of giving you just enough information to figure things out on your own and then suddenly BAM! Classic adventure game logic time!

I also thought the Panic Talk Action was WAY trickier than the alternative from the first game.

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« Reply #1265 on: May 04, 2016, 11:43:33 PM »
It doesn't help matters that the game has slowdown and framerate issues during the PTA sections.  Cuz, ya know, that could really screw up a rhythm game section, right?  I'm honestly thinking about turning down the difficulty on the minigames after just barely passing that on the third case. 

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« Reply #1266 on: May 05, 2016, 04:21:26 AM »
With regard to the discussion of Supergiant games on the most recent episode: I found Transistor to be much, much more compelling than Bastion, although I enjoyed both games.  I didn't find the talkative sword to be at all annoying or hipstery, and really I just got very drawn into the world.  It didn't seem like anybody on the podcast really shared my enthusiasm for the game, but I binged it over two days, and when I beat it it left me feeling that melancholy you feel when you finish a really good book.

Also, you guys should totally do something at Magfest, because I'm seriously considering going to the next one that happens, so you'd have at least one panel attendee!

Lastly, goodbye Stephen! Good luck in future things!

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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1267 on: May 05, 2016, 06:19:49 AM »
You guys mentioned a Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus thing?
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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1268 on: May 05, 2016, 06:23:33 AM »
I think Danganronpa 2 feels a little redundant and unnecessary, but it's still a great game.

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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1269 on: May 05, 2016, 09:44:40 AM »
With regard to the discussion of Supergiant games on the most recent episode: I found Transistor to be much, much more compelling than Bastion, although I enjoyed both games.  I didn't find the talkative sword to be at all annoying or hipstery, and really I just got very drawn into the world.  It didn't seem like anybody on the podcast really shared my enthusiasm for the game, but I binged it over two days, and when I beat it it left me feeling that melancholy you feel when you finish a really good book.

Also, you guys should totally do something at Magfest, because I'm seriously considering going to the next one that happens, so you'd have at least one panel attendee!

Lastly, goodbye Stephen! Good luck in future things!

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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1270 on: May 05, 2016, 10:59:43 AM »
We're gonna miss you, Stephen. :'( T'was a great episode! And I love where you cut it off at the last second, haha.

RE: Transistor (and Bastion), I dug both games, but I was not compelled to start a second run of Transistor when I beat it, whereas Bastion I restarted right away to get the other ending... so figure that one out, I guess. I agree with Rob's point about finding the "win" button in Transistor's combat, though- I like the idea of it, but what ended up happening was I just slotted the ability that left a trail of mines into my dash and just dodged everything while stuff blew up around me. Effective, but never felt compelled to stop doing that.

Excited for Pyre, though.

Also, Derek, a Bravely Second conversation with no mention of Chompcraft? For shame. :P

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« Reply #1271 on: May 05, 2016, 11:54:54 AM »
We're gonna miss you, Stephen. :'( T'was a great episode! And I love where you cut it off at the last second, haha.

RE: Transistor (and Bastion), I dug both games, but I was not compelled to start a second run of Transistor when I beat it, whereas Bastion I restarted right away to get the other ending... so figure that one out, I guess. I agree with Rob's point about finding the "win" button in Transistor's combat, though- I like the idea of it, but what ended up happening was I just slotted the ability that left a trail of mines into my dash and just dodged everything while stuff blew up around me. Effective, but never felt compelled to stop doing that.

Excited for Pyre, though.

Also, Derek, a Bravely Second conversation with no mention of Chompcraft? For shame. :P

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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1272 on: May 05, 2016, 12:31:16 PM »
I liquidated my Chompcraft assets for about 850,000 pg after getting the airship. Mo' money, fewer problems.

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Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread
« Reply #1273 on: May 05, 2016, 12:36:08 PM »
Do either of the Bravely Default games ever mention what the hell PG is supposed to be short for, anyway? Why do these RPGs keep thinking they all need their own fictional currency?

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« Reply #1274 on: May 05, 2016, 12:48:06 PM »
fictional country = fictional money? lol

But I see your point thought. They could just call it G for gold.