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Der Jermeister

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7845 on: February 05, 2018, 11:30:32 AM »
Dragon Age: Inquisition - I'm in the Fade Rift world or wherever, and think I might be getting near the end.

Etrian Odyssey V - On the fourth floor of the First Stratum, and haven't had many problems with healing and such.

Kingdom Hearts Union X - I did most of the available Proud Mode missions, and got my character to Level 300 thanks to Raid Bosses.

Resonance of Fate - Stuck on Chapter 4, raising money so I can use the restart option with the health of the statue I have to escort to the end of a dungeon fully restored at least twice, since I tried restarting once and the statue still was a pincushion in the last few areas.

Salt and Sanctuary - Haven't played in a while, but I'm working to get my max load up so I can one-hand a katana without slow movement.

Super Mario Odyssey - I think I'm at the Lake Kingdom.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7846 on: February 06, 2018, 05:58:49 PM »
Suikoden 2 - First time playing it. I played through the first one back when it was new. Still got the disc somewhere...
Anyway, this game is great. Really enjoying it. I can see why it receives high praise. Good game play, good music, great graphics for the time, and a plot that gets interesting almost right out of the gate.
I'm just getting back to the mercenary base, after being rescued by them. Now starting to recruit locals.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7847 on: February 06, 2018, 06:26:27 PM »
I enjoyed Suikoden II myself, aside from the somewhat subpar translation with endless name inconsistencies.

I beat Dragon Age: Inquisition today. Definitely enjoyed it, and the endgame wasn't terribly drawn-out.

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« Reply #7848 on: February 07, 2018, 09:21:48 AM »
Suikoden 2 - First time playing it. I played through the first one back when it was new. Still got the disc somewhere...
Anyway, this game is great. Really enjoying it. I can see why it receives high praise. Good game play, good music, great graphics for the time, and a plot that gets interesting almost right out of the gate.
I'm just getting back to the mercenary base, after being rescued by them. Now starting to recruit locals.
Also, Rina. Damn, girl.

What's the best way to play this?  I'm playing Breath of Fire IV on my PSP and everything is just so tiny.  But if I play on my tv... yikes.  What's your solution for Suiko2?
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7849 on: February 07, 2018, 11:11:34 AM »
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I'm playing it on my TV through my PS3 (downloaded from PSN), and honestly for a PS1 game being (dis)played in that manner, it looks great. Granted, I play console games on my smaller bedroom TV, which I think is like 37" or so. Might look worse on a larger TV.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7850 on: February 08, 2018, 03:52:37 PM »


What's the best way to play this?  I'm playing Breath of Fire IV on my PSP and everything is just so tiny.  But if I play on my tv... yikes.  What's your solution for Suiko2?

Doing my civic duty as an "optimal experience obsessed gamer" to report. I've tried quite a few approaches to get the most out of playing PS1 titles and my top pick is what the PSTV delivers. Believe it or not, the little device's real charm exists based on this fact and NOT upon its functionality with Vita titles in my book.

Performance is near perfect without the inherent lag I experienced via the PS3.

The (huge) drawback is you can't play physical copies and are thus limited to the PSN store selection.

If however, playing lots o PS1 era stuff is priority and said titles are available on PSN I'd track one of these down.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7851 on: February 08, 2018, 05:28:01 PM »
Suikoden 2 - First time playing it. I played through the first one back when it was new. Still got the disc somewhere...
Anyway, this game is great. Really enjoying it. I can see why it receives high praise. Good game play, good music, great graphics for the time, and a plot that gets interesting almost right out of the gate.
I'm just getting back to the mercenary base, after being rescued by them. Now starting to recruit locals.
Also, Rina. Damn, girl.

What's the best way to play this?  I'm playing Breath of Fire IV on my PSP and everything is just so tiny.  But if I play on my tv... yikes.  What's your solution for Suiko2?

on the PS3 you have to use the D-pad to move. other than that the PS3 version is fine.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7852 on: February 09, 2018, 10:30:02 AM »
I have to use the d-pad to move on the PSP, so I don't think that would be a problem.  I'm just wondering if the convenience of the PSP (off tv, suspend feature) is worth having that tiny screen.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7853 on: February 09, 2018, 10:31:04 AM »
Personally, I don't see using the D-pad for such a game as a negative. I can't stand using thumb sticks in 2(.5?)D games.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7854 on: February 09, 2018, 10:38:35 AM »
Preach, Frosty
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7855 on: February 09, 2018, 12:04:36 PM »
Well, for me, analog stick if you can move diagonally, but for just four directions, the d-pad is fine.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7856 on: February 09, 2018, 01:51:48 PM »
I much prefer the Dpad (because old).  Using an analog stick for games that require quick twitch response often makes me feel like my controller is covered in plastic wrap.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7857 on: February 09, 2018, 04:48:55 PM »
I beat Super Mario Odyssey. Got it instead of Breath of a Wild when ordering a Switch over the phone (since GameStop's site was giving me trouble) due to a fuck-up on their part, but I'm definitely glad I got to play it, and Zelda will be my next Switch game.

I also finally got through Chapter 4 in Resonance of Fate, and only needed to recover the statue's health once with 50,000 Rubies, barely scraping through the boss battle at the end of the Forest of Idols.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7858 on: February 11, 2018, 08:01:45 PM »
Been puttering about in Warframe, and while I probably should and could move on to the Outer Solar System...I keep getting distracted by:

Void Fissures where I can get Prime Parts and Blue Prints

Endless missions that give me more Void Relics to open in Void Fissures

Alert Missions with special rewards

Boss Grinding for Rare Drops

Making new equipment

Grinding New Equipment

Mod collecting and Upgrading

PvP

Syndicate Missions

And now I just joined a Clan. Which gives me access to the Dojo, and possibly exclusive equipment that I really wanted, depending on how far along this clan is. I don't actually know, I just accepted the first clan invite I got...

I think I'm in for the long haul, boys & girls...
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #7859 on: February 11, 2018, 10:35:01 PM »
I just finished Shadows of Adam today.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/506510/Shadows_of_Adam/

Overall, an OK JRPG. It's got heart and is technically sound, but it's rough around the edge in some places.
It's a wannabe clone of Chrono Trigger and it does it pretty well.

The graphics are nothing to write home about but it's stylistically correct throughout the entire game.
The music is pretty good and whoever composed it really went for that Chrono Trigger vibe.
It's sad that, while competent, the story just never engages you.

One complaint I have is that there is such as thing as too many dungeon puzzles in an RPG... or perhaps it's that it's always the same 3 types of puzzle that they repeat over and over in that game.

Also, if anyone thinks of playing it: when asked, DON'T TAKE THE RING.