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Title: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Eusis on March 07, 2011, 09:37:10 PM
Someone can probably come up with a better name. If so I'll change it then.

Anyways... Put in quite a few hours into Dragon Quest VI, I think I'm nearing the end of the game as
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I'm hunting for Legendary equipment and found the main character's physical self.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on March 07, 2011, 09:41:54 PM
Finished Golden Sun.  Glad to be done with it.  Was sort of fun, but the story got so offtrack that it was annoying.  It kind of reminded me of that Simpsons episode where they tried to introduce Poochie into Itchy & Scratchy and Milhouse asked when they were actually going to get to the fireworks factory.  Probably won't purchase the second one.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 07, 2011, 10:05:04 PM
I'm going to get super faded then play some Dead Space.


RE: Thread title

Game Journal V: Doing the bull dance, feeling the flow. working it. working it
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 07, 2011, 10:11:46 PM
Super Happy Fun Super Journal!
I like it because 'super' is in it...not once, but twiiiice.

Finally playing Radiant Historia.

I like it so far, but not completely sold yet (too much goddamn dialogue, and like 5 battles thus far... get on with it!!).  I'm not sure whether I love or hate the artwork and spritework.  The stark black shadows annoys me in the artwork, and so does the sprites' meager frame rate (outside of battles anyways, the in-battle ones look great!! ...which is odd, it's like they gave up for the field sprites).  Great music so far, but the prologue last an hour and we hear about 3 recycled tracks.  I like the game, but the lack of polish adds a bitter taste.  I'm at the "first big choice", I think (the twins are making a big deal about a node, so...).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tooker on March 07, 2011, 10:21:02 PM
Most Extreme RPG Journal Challenge?

Used up all my willpower tonight not buying Pokemon.  Got too many things on my gaming plate right now. :)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on March 07, 2011, 10:45:14 PM
C'mon, you know you want to. Here's why:

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/1205826250_xMbNa-L.jpg)

Anyway, beat the third Gym Leader and snagged Victini.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: TurnBasedDude on March 07, 2011, 11:16:46 PM
Pokemon Black. Got to the 4th gym area, and taking things slowly. Training my team up to get some to evolve.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on March 07, 2011, 11:40:05 PM
Been playing Command & Conquer 4 with my friend. We blew through the Nod campaign over the Weekend, the last mission was really tough, involving a limitless supply of enemies comming at us while we try to capture three nodes while not losing the three nodes we start out with. Then a giant plane comes out of nowhere and starts bombing things and when it lands, it drops in reinforcements. We had to divert all our attention to destroying the plane that we couldn't even deal with the reinforcements that were taking over the nodes. Finally it flew over a group of my units when it had 1% health and we were quickly losing control of the nodes. We took it down when we only had 1% control left - we won with mere milliseconds to spare!

Now we're playing the GDI campaign. Story's even worse than Nod's, though the missions are more fun. My friend has Mammoth Tanks unlocked, so he's just bulldozing everything. The first mission was easy as pie because of them. The second mission was a little tougher, though. This game loves to throw in giant planes to shake things up.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 07, 2011, 11:44:14 PM
In my present condition I found that post to be intense
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: MeshGearFox on March 07, 2011, 11:49:51 PM
I decided to come up with a new user-defined action/event/verb system for my game engine.

I finally understand semantics or perhaps not.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: supersonic on March 08, 2011, 12:07:36 AM
Atelier Iris Eternal Mana, 19 hours in. I absolutely adore this game.

Also making some progress in Radiant Historia.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on March 08, 2011, 02:50:40 AM
Since we're in the middle of a Falcom kick right now, and that DQ and Pokemon bookend things, and also the reappearance of Tactics Ogre long thought to be forever lost to the wheel of time, and speaking of time there's also a game about rewriting Historia Radiantly.

Thus I suggest that we rename this thread "Wait! You're not Final Fantasy! You're Return of the Game Journal, 2!"

Alternatively: "Return of the Game Journal: The Radiant Wheel of Black TITS of Revelation".
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on March 08, 2011, 06:50:22 AM
Killzone 3 MP.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Annubis on March 08, 2011, 08:09:17 AM
I just killed Lucas Blight... why did you guys say he was a great villain? He was awful.
I kept expecting him to capture my sister and torture her and kill her and eat her for breakfast, yet nothing of that happened, because he's just nice like that.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: dyeager on March 08, 2011, 08:24:50 AM
Playing Avadon: The Black Fortress. Loving it.

http://www.spidweb.com/avadon/index.html (http://www.spidweb.com/avadon/index.html)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 08, 2011, 08:32:16 AM
I just killed Lucas Blight... why did you guys say he was a great villain? He was awful.
I kept expecting him to capture my sister and torture her and kill her and eat her for breakfast, yet nothing of that happened, because he's just nice like that.

Apparently it was just his ruthlessness and malice for stemming out of simple causes or simply for the sake of "doing bad".  But, I agree, I found his end barely made an impact and found his screentime short lived to garner that much attention.

(then again, I played the game like 7 years ago, maybe I gotta replay it- but that's what I remember)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Chronix112 on March 08, 2011, 08:35:36 AM
I just killed Lucas Blight... why did you guys say he was a great villain? He was awful.
I kept expecting him to capture my sister and torture her and kill her and eat her for breakfast, yet nothing of that happened, because he's just nice like that.
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except for the fact that you are forgetting  that he was an ax crazy, batshit insane,  and a brokenly strong non true rune wielding character. Story wise it took your whole army to beat him. If Joey''s plan had not of worked he would  have killed every man, woman, and child of the city states,  and enjoyed every minute of it .
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tooker on March 08, 2011, 11:02:45 AM
Hey, Dice - you found Keyser Söze?  That's great!  Did he fall under the table again, or was he between the couch cushions?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 08, 2011, 11:11:09 AM
Luca Blight is a good villain because he doesn't have MYSTERIOUS OMG DEMON powers. He's just a cruel, psychotic crazy that also is pumped on roids. :3

Aaaanyways ( <3 suikoden).

I'm currently playing Dragon Quest VI, I'm about 75% of the way through and then...Pokemon White landed in my lap. Beat the 2nd gym. Have the battle song stuck in my head. :(
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Annubis on March 08, 2011, 11:29:15 AM
I just killed Lucas Blight... why did you guys say he was a great villain? He was awful.
I kept expecting him to capture my sister and torture her and kill her and eat her for breakfast, yet nothing of that happened, because he's just nice like that.
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except for the fact that you are forgetting  that he was an ax crazy, batshit insane,  and a brokenly strong non true rune wielding character. Story wise it took your whole army to beat him. If Joey''s plan had not of worked he would  have killed every man, woman, and child of the city states,  and enjoyed every minute of it

Burning village and genocide is normal in war. I don't see how that makes him evil. Alexander the Great did tons of it and he's Great.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on March 08, 2011, 11:36:19 AM
I think people found him a more impressive villain because he was also a realistic one. He was a psychopath with a lot of power who fought like he was on PCP.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Hathen on March 08, 2011, 12:03:02 PM
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Burning village and genocide is normal in war. I don't see how that makes him evil.

Seriously, step back and re-read what you wrote there.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on March 08, 2011, 12:11:11 PM
Go read the definition of genocide again.

--

Beat Pokemon White in just under 20 hours.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Eusis on March 08, 2011, 12:16:39 PM
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Burning village and genocide is normal in war. I don't see how that makes him evil.

Seriously, step back and re-read what you wrote there.

Might have been sarcastic. Or he really could be a sociopath, whichever.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: John on March 08, 2011, 12:17:02 PM
I've been playing Dragon Age II.  I liked it.  Had it's issues, but good overall.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 08, 2011, 12:24:26 PM
I just killed Lucas Blight... why did you guys say he was a great villain? He was awful.
I kept expecting him to capture my sister and torture her and kill her and eat her for breakfast, yet nothing of that happened, because he's just nice like that.
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except for the fact that you are forgetting  that he was an ax crazy, batshit insane,  and a brokenly strong non true rune wielding character. Story wise it took your whole army to beat him. If Joey''s plan had not of worked he would  have killed every man, woman, and child of the city states,  and enjoyed every minute of it

Burning village and genocide is normal in war. I don't see how that makes him evil. Alexander the Great did tons of it and he's Great.

I agree with this for the most part.  He IS evil, but certainly "more the same" if you've kept up with history's greatest assholes.  Kinda odd to down-play it like that.  But certainly for the revered "greatest villain", he was in one sense: insanity.  He never really betrayed, hurt, back-stabbed, stole, and caused despair any more than he just went on a killing spree.  There was no drive or really much to sympathize with (again, my understanding of the game is far but perfect after so long, but either way, it was certainly nothing I could recall).  I think we're at the same crossroad that the "worst RPG" topic is at, and that would be what really defines "best villain" is subjective.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Annubis on March 08, 2011, 01:59:36 PM
I agree with this for the most part.  He IS evil, but certainly "more the same" if you've kept up with history's greatest assholes.

Greatest assholes? Even our best heroes were mostly tainted with blood (historically).
Although Dice wins a cookie for understanding me.
Being a tyrant in a war isn't evil since war comes with death. Sure, he's not the nicest guy out there, but my definition of a villain falls under wicked, meaning someone who will go out of his way to persecute you.
My #1 choice is still Jon Irenicus, he hurts you, shoves it in your face, does the same to you 'sister', shoves that in your face too. All that while murdering left and right, doing inhumane magical/medical experimentation on innocents and destroying a city.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 08, 2011, 04:07:39 PM
Hey, Dice - you found Keyser Söze?  That's great!  Did he fall under the table again, or was he between the couch cushions?

That bastard?  He was taking public transit!  Said, y'know, "w'sup", and he was all "s'good".
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 08, 2011, 09:56:41 PM
I'm finally putting some real play into Red Dead.


God is this game sweet as all hell. I fucking love the soundtrack
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tooker on March 09, 2011, 12:50:49 AM
Hey, Dice - you found Keyser Söze?  That's great!  Did he fall under the table again, or was he between the couch cushions?

That bastard?  He was taking public transit!  Said, y'know, "w'sup", and he was all "s'good".

Son of a...
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 09, 2011, 12:54:23 AM
Hey, Dice - you found Keyser Söze?  That's great!  Did he fall under the table again, or was he between the couch cushions?

That bastard?  He was taking public transit!  Said, y'know, "w'sup", and he was all "s'good".

Son of a...

I know... I know.  The cajones on him, huh?

Radiant Historia is finally starting to pick up....  I hate early game shit... it's all tutorials and crappy skills that don't demonstrate that awesome battle system potential.  More "secrets" piling up and no one to explain them yet.  I have gripes with the shitty transitions in and out of battle (they're very sudden).  And one thing that's gonna irk on me is the constant out-numbering of enemies to allies.  I don't think I've had a battle with the same amount of enemies as I've had allies [3].  But it's a great and quick battle system, and I love planning it through effectively.  Finally did a more "creative" sidequest too, Rosch and Sonja, and some time skipping in the name of love.  Awwww. *siiigh* (I may say fuck and shit a lot.... and I may make nasty remarks about plenty of things... but deep down a romance still tugs at my heart).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 09, 2011, 01:55:25 AM
I've been checking out the Mortal Kombat demo over the course of the evening and I've come away VERY impressed. I think they've finally figured out the fight mechanics to reinvigorate the franchise.  Online matches are going to be fought and won very quickly however.  You can flatten an opponent with a couple of good combos REALLY fast.  This will probably be a purchase for me.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alexander on March 09, 2011, 02:01:31 AM
Picked up Pokemon, but I refuse to play it until I can finally finish Phantom Hourglass.  Beat the Goron temple today.  On my lunch break at work, when the game prompted me to yell at the screen, I got by with a well disguised (but forceful) cough.  That seemed to do the trick.  I'm excited about finishing this game soon because I've had it forever!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 09, 2011, 02:15:59 AM
Playing Ys: Ark of Napkins


I hate Dogi
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: ULTROS! on March 09, 2011, 04:10:43 AM
Almost done with Dragon Quest V.

Probably just in time for Threads of Fate + Hard Corps Uprising.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on March 09, 2011, 12:17:08 PM
I ordered Pokemon Black Version yesterday, so I'm excited to play that.

Lately I've just been playing Plants vs. Zombies, working on the side stuff since I finished Adventure mode. Great game!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on March 10, 2011, 03:16:21 AM
DQIX: Grounded up a pair of Vesta Gauntlets from Equinox. Now onward to Shogum and his Apprentice Gloves.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on March 10, 2011, 08:35:54 AM
Hey, Dice - you found Keyser Söze?  That's great!  Did he fall under the table again, or was he between the couch cushions?

That bastard?  He was taking public transit!  Said, y'know, "w'sup", and he was all "s'good".

Son of a...

I know... I know.  The cajones on him, huh?



It's cojones.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: supersonic on March 10, 2011, 09:01:28 AM
Still playing Atelier Iris Eternal Mana and Radiant Historia. I must say I'm enjoying Atelier Iris more....but both are very good games.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 10, 2011, 10:08:11 AM
Beat the 3rd gym in Pokemon White!

I'm not really sure why, but I really love this new gen. My husband, who has played all of them ad nauseam, has barely touched his copy of Black. :/
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 10, 2011, 12:33:11 PM
Lots of Torchlight, Mortal Kombat(demo) and Vagrant Story. I can't stand using the Rustly Nail weapon in VS but it's got the best stats:(  The timing is kinda sketchy but I suppose practice will make perfect.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 10, 2011, 01:00:18 PM
Still playing Atelier Iris Eternal Mana and Radiant Historia. I must say I'm enjoying Atelier Iris more....but both are very good games.

I loved that game till the end; then I realized it for what it kinda is...
One annoying thing that bothered me was the female party members had better quality portraits than the men... then again, it's kinda funny.
Oh!  A warning!  There is some sort of glitch in the end credits!!  I can't remember what it is, but I do hear it is avoidable so you can actually watch the full credits (GameFaqs it, it has something to do with the voices I think).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Kstar on March 10, 2011, 04:10:40 PM
So something strange happened last night...I decided to play Fable III that I bought back in November cheap, but never got around to playing.  Anyway, I was expecting to play an hour and get bored, but I ended up playing five hours straight.  No doubt that I'll probably get bored in about a week of the game and it does have its flaws.  For now, though, I'm just having fun with it and its an awesome world to get lost in for a while.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 10, 2011, 04:25:15 PM
So something strange happened last night...I decided to play Fable III that I bought back in November cheap, but never got around to playing.  Anyway, I was expecting to play an hour and get bored, but I ended up playing five hours straight.  No doubt that I'll probably get bored in about a week of the game and it does have its flaws.  For now, though, I'm just having fun with it and its an awesome world to get lost in for a while.

That's what I thought too when I borrowed it from my roommate. Cue me playing it nonstop for almost 2 weeks when I wasn't at work or asleep. I LOVED it though. Just make sure that you make a LOT of money. Yay, real estate!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on March 10, 2011, 07:25:32 PM
I beat Tales of the Abyss. 29 hours. My first playthrough was 47 hours back in 2007. I was playing Tactics Ogre earlier, but I'm only an hour in and I'll wait until I'm done with other games.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on March 11, 2011, 02:21:49 AM
Still replaying Tales of Vesperia. I'm halfway through and the secret missions are going well. Raven is awesome! I enjoy playing as him and his AI saved my butt a bunch of times. He completed secret mission 12 all on his own while Nan (the last one standing) had only 2000 HP left. The best part? He used a normal attack, not a combo or base arte, just one normal attack. It worked because he is awesome.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on March 11, 2011, 09:23:47 PM
Dragon Age 2.Full steam ahead
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Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on March 11, 2011, 09:51:12 PM
Still playing King's Bounty... (the only game resembling an RPG that I'm currently playing)
still thoroughly addicted, but I could see myself tiring of this after one time through...
the only thing that breaks up the monotony of the quests is finding troops with unique abilities... which happens often but that's the ONLY thing that changes up in the game other than what enemies you have to defeat to finish a quest. Strategy exists but it's always very obvious...
Whatever. the writing's great and it's a very entertaining game on the whole.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 11, 2011, 09:56:20 PM
Playing some Red Dead. Game is an absolute masterpiece in my opinion


Can't remember the last time I actually just explored a game environment with such enthusiasm.


Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Adapheon on March 12, 2011, 04:40:10 PM
I'm about 8 hours into DA2, just met Isabella, and am just going through the side-quests. Girlfriend isn't too fond of me huddling in my computer room for hours on end so I sadly am not sure how much I'll be able to play.

Also playing Final Fantasy 4 on my ds. Just beat Rubicante. That game will be thrown aside the moment I get out to buy Pokemon White.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on March 12, 2011, 07:14:37 PM
I just beat the 7th Gym and Dragonspire Tower in Pokemon White. I'm startting to assemble my tram for the Elite Four:

Tynamo
Haxorus
Seismitoad
Drilbur
Zebstrika
Krookadile

I think I need a fire type, basically something to deal with Grass/Bug pokemon. I might also be too heavy on the ground type pokemon, but most of them have a second type that helps negate weaknesses.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on March 12, 2011, 11:31:13 PM
Finished Enslaved today. Meh.

Finished three chapters of Bayonetta. Much more fun - especially the driving level.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alexander on March 13, 2011, 01:05:09 AM
Had the Phantom Sword crafted.  Plot twist with Linebeck and Jolene (even though I knew about it beforehand) was funny.  Should be able to defeat Bellum soon and move on to Pokemon!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 13, 2011, 01:50:40 AM
oh no, labyrinth zone in sonic...childhood flashbacks!

I'm not sure if I've had enough alcohol to tackle this
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Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 13, 2011, 03:27:00 AM
Finished three chapters of Bayonetta. Much more fun - especially the driving level.

You have NO idea how good that game gets. I cannot wait to actually purchase it just so I can play through it again.

Trudged a little through Pokemon White today, plan on beating the 4th gym soon.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on March 13, 2011, 11:22:25 AM
DQIX: Grounded up a pair of Vesta Gauntlets from Equinox. Now onward to Shogum and his Apprentice Gloves.

Sonnvabitch! This week was the first top armors week in the DQVC and go figure that the first item I get is a second fucking pair of Vesta Gauntlets.

Oh well, at least I've also gotten both the top shield and top helmet since.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 13, 2011, 10:57:32 PM
the amount of dialog in red dead is unreal. I'm playing a mission where you break the rebel leader guy out of jail. I got near the end but I rode my horse off a cliff and died. On the 2nd try they had a completely different conversation during the mission.

Pretty cool, but two unique conversations for one situation is far out
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: supersonic on March 13, 2011, 11:03:07 PM
I just beat Atelier Iris Eternal Mana. I loved every single of minute of it. Oh, and Dice, apparently the trick to avoid crashing after the final battle is turning off the voice acting.

Also made some progress in Radiant Historia - made it to Chapter 2 in both timelines.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: D-Rider on March 13, 2011, 11:50:26 PM
Dragon Age 2 is going along quite smoothly.  Haven't seen the game over screen in quite some time; your characters get really powerful from level 15 on.  I just witnessed the most bizzare, out of left field way to kill a major character that I've ever seen in a video game. :P
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 14, 2011, 01:20:53 AM
I just beat Atelier Iris Eternal Mana. I loved every single of minute of it. Oh, and Dice, apparently the trick to avoid crashing after the final battle is turning off the voice acting.

Also made some progress in Radiant Historia - made it to Chapter 2 in both timelines.

Yay!  Glad you didn't find out the hard way. =)

I got further in Radiant Historia.  Little else to say beyond.  Why are political stories so easy to be so good?  Suikoden, this, some of the minor instances in Tales have been a real delight.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 14, 2011, 03:28:55 AM
I hit level 20 with my character in Torchlight this evening and had to force myself to stop playing.  I want to enjoy this one for as long as possible rather than steam through it over one weekend.  I'll probably play again however on the hardest difficulty because I'm rolling over everything on normal.  I also downloaded Arc The Lad 2 over the PSN tonight.  I only played for maybe an hour though. It seems alright.  Can't remember if I've played it before.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on March 14, 2011, 04:55:27 PM
Well, I'm liking the NEW thread title.

That said, DQIX: FINALLY! At long last, I have a suit of Victorious Armor (and with no help from Excalipurr despite me beating the fucker 62 times) And thanks to some grinding and the DQVC's generosity over the last three weeks I've collected the following top items:

Deft Dagger
Knockout Rod
Bad Axe
Critical Fan
Vesta Gauntlets
Hallowed Helm
Brain Drainer
Apprentice Gloves
Tropotoga
Victorious Armor

I'm now but one weapon (Bright Staff) and one armor (Angel's Robe) away from finishing up with standard grottoes (aside from hunting down the last two grotto bosses and high enough level water and ice maps to meet and defeat the top encounters therein and also for general exp/gold grinding purposes).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: John on March 14, 2011, 09:11:32 PM
I got an EXP Share in Pokemon White.  Game over.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 14, 2011, 11:28:54 PM
I'm kind of disappointed with the overall story, or at least how it's moved along, in RDR. All the missions are basically the same.

"I need to find these guys"

"OK senor, do this for me and I'll tell you"

*do task*

"ok where are they?"

"soon senor, come back to the villa and I shall tell you"


Such great voice acting and setting wasted on that. At least the game is fun, has tons of things to do (I fucking love the treasure map stuff), and keeps you interested. 
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: supersonic on March 15, 2011, 12:25:28 AM
keep playing...the story is really good, and the ending one of the best in videogames history.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 15, 2011, 12:35:46 AM
Radiant Historia

I think I'm over-leveled, but I didn't mean to be.  It kinda sucks, though.  I hear Marco and Raynie aren't a very good team, but given that we're overleveled, everyone else doesn't become worth trying...WHAT HAVE I DONE!??!!?!  *sob sob*
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 15, 2011, 12:36:44 AM
Though I had one of the best moments in my gaming history, or at least most hilarious.


In one of the stranger missions you deliver opium money to some englishmen. Well I followed him around after to steal it. Eventually he sits down in front of one of the poker tables in whatever town it is. I lassoed him around the ankles and dragged him around for a bit, to the howling laughter of some rowdy hombres.

The fact that the game programmed NPCs to take delight in the suffering of others is just incredible.


Well I punched him around for a bit, then stabbed him, got my $1k back


Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on March 15, 2011, 09:28:28 AM
I am officially at Victory Road in Pokemon. With one exception, everyone is mid to high 40s (Eelektros is only 42). My goal is to hit mid-50s before I go for the win, but I think my team is pretty solid now. It's as follows:

Haxorus 48
Seismitoad 48
Beartic 49
Krookodile 45
Eelektros 42
Zebstrika 49

I'm not sure about having two Electric types on my team, but Zebstrika has like 150+ speed, making him my fastest guy. Too bad his defense is like ~70, which basically makes him a kamikaze glass cannon.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on March 15, 2011, 04:47:57 PM
Taking a break from Radiant Historia to play my favourite ever monster collecting game: Jade Cocoon 2!

Re-loaded my save file from a few years and reliving some good times :D
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 15, 2011, 05:16:57 PM
Taking a break from Radiant Historia to play my favourite ever monster collecting game: Jade Cocoon 2!

Re-loaded my save file from a few years and reliving some good times :D

How does that compare to the original Jade Cocoon? I remember almost ripping out my hair as a kid over that game! XD

Still in pokemon, getting ready to get the 6th badge. I can't decide what i'm going to play next after White - Maybe Digital Devil Saga for the PS2 (yaaay backlogs!) or Dragon Quest VI, which I was playing originally before Pokemon...
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Post by: Starmongoose on March 15, 2011, 05:20:44 PM
I didn't enjoy Jade Cocoons gameplay, but I liked the music, atmosphere and style. I looove Jade Cocoon 2's gameplay though, and there is a very nice storyline. Not fantastic, but lots of really likeable characters.

:)
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Post by: Yoda on March 15, 2011, 05:26:25 PM
I didn't enjoy Jade Cocoons gameplay, but I liked the music, atmosphere and style. I looove Jade Cocoon 2's gameplay though, and there is a very nice storyline. Not fantastic, but lots of really likeable characters.

:)


Lot of smilies from you today.

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Post by: TurnBasedDude on March 15, 2011, 05:33:47 PM
In both Jade Cocoon games, I kept getting to the last boss, and kept getting their HP nearly depleted, but every attempt, I got my ass kicked, and eventually got lazy and stopped trying. Maybe someday...
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Post by: Starmongoose on March 15, 2011, 05:34:20 PM
:<
I didn't enjoy Jade Cocoons gameplay, but I liked the music, atmosphere and style. I looove Jade Cocoon 2's gameplay though, and there is a very nice storyline. Not fantastic, but lots of really likeable characters.

:)


Lot of smilies from you today.



I'm in a good mood. Is that so unusual?

Do you prefer me miserable and jaded? Pft, well you WOULD wouldn't you. You just can't stand to see me happy, always got to say your little part. All you ever do is carbonise and then shit on my dreams. Well I've HAD it.
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Post by: Yoda on March 15, 2011, 05:45:21 PM
:<
I didn't enjoy Jade Cocoons gameplay, but I liked the music, atmosphere and style. I looove Jade Cocoon 2's gameplay though, and there is a very nice storyline. Not fantastic, but lots of really likeable characters.

:)


Lot of smilies from you today.



I'm in a good mood. Is that so unusual?

Do you prefer me miserable and jaded? Pft, well you WOULD wouldn't you. You just can't stand to see me happy, always got to say your little part. All you ever do is carbonise and then shit on my dreams. Well I've HAD it.


Fine!
(http://local.yodle.com/articles/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/PhtStormDoor01_img.jpg)
use it!

Then I can finally get rid of the tacky flowers you love so much
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Post by: Starmongoose on March 15, 2011, 05:47:56 PM
I got them from your MOTHER!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on March 15, 2011, 07:24:34 PM
That's low man. Hey Yoda, are you gonna let that slide?
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Post by: Yoda on March 15, 2011, 07:32:24 PM
Looks like somebody's memory card is about to be wiped

heh heh


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Post by: MeshGearFox on March 16, 2011, 02:24:46 AM
god what
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Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 16, 2011, 09:40:05 AM
All of a sudden, I want to participate in some sort of "Let's Play~!" with the Jade Cocoon series. XD
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Post by: D-Rider on March 16, 2011, 10:51:45 PM
Dragon Age 2 is beaten.  It's one of those situations where I would have enjoyed the game more had it not had the words Dragon Age in the title, because it pales to Origins in every way possible.  It's still pretty fun though; I see myself going through it again...like after I go ahead and beat Origins like I planned to earlier and import my save. :P
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Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 16, 2011, 11:17:30 PM
I had to put Pokemon White down! :( My game froze on me and I had not saved any between then when I started a few hours ago so... :/

This is maybe the third or fourth glitch I've had on this game - I have a legit copy and it seems SO buggy. Maybe it's just my DS lite getting ready to die? D:
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Post by: Vanguard on March 16, 2011, 11:30:52 PM
I've had no problems at all. I have 37 hours on it, 8 badges, nearly 70 Pokemon. I would call the help line and see if you can get it replaced.
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Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 17, 2011, 09:09:15 AM
I've had no problems at all. I have 37 hours on it, 8 badges, nearly 70 Pokemon. I would call the help line and see if you can get it replaced.

I will probably do that the next time something happens. I just sucked it up and redid everything. I also don't save as often as I should, so I'm just doing that after every big thing, even levelling up or evolving or catching something.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on March 17, 2011, 01:24:53 PM
The DS itself can sometimes wig out and freeze, too. It's rare and I think it tends to happen if something interrupts reading from the cart but it happens.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 17, 2011, 01:36:29 PM
Dragon Age 2.  I have around 10 hours logged so far and I'm finding it hard to put down. Yeah, it's got a few shortcomings but it's still a great game. I think BioWare is in a position where nothing less than perfection is now expected. You can't please all the people all the time, right?
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Post by: Annubis on March 17, 2011, 01:43:19 PM
More than 10 hours logged in DA2, I see plenty of flaws due to a release rush.
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Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 17, 2011, 02:37:15 PM
The DS itself can sometimes wig out and freeze, too. It's rare and I think it tends to happen if something interrupts reading from the cart but it happens.

Yeah, the worst part was it did it during an evolution. SO mad. But I'm back to where I was more or less and it's fine. I'm hoping the few times it's frozen is just a fluke.

More than 10 hours logged in DA2, I see plenty of flaws due to a release rush.
I hate that game companies all rush to put games out these days and are just like "eh, screw it, we'll patch it later." I really hate that it's "okay" for them to release incomplete games like that to just churn them out, instead of actually releasing a polished, finished product.
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Post by: Annubis on March 17, 2011, 02:47:23 PM
Well, to be fair, some of it is also poor design ;)
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Post by: John on March 17, 2011, 03:14:46 PM
I hate that game companies all rush to put games out these days and are just like "eh, screw it, we'll patch it later." I really hate that it's "okay" for them to release incomplete games like that to just churn them out, instead of actually releasing a polished, finished product.

That's not really a 'nowadays' thing - if you look at games from almost 15 years ago now like Fallout, they're super broken in their unpatched forms.
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Post by: Akanbe- on March 17, 2011, 05:41:02 PM
I hate that game companies all rush to put games out these days and are just like "eh, screw it, we'll patch it later." I really hate that it's "okay" for them to release incomplete games like that to just churn them out, instead of actually releasing a polished, finished product.

Sadly, those patches sometimes don't even come at all.  AFAIK, Bioware never patched on consoles the bug that made dex/cun shit for rogues in DA:O.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on March 18, 2011, 12:44:22 AM
Quote
That's not really a 'nowadays' thing - if you look at games from almost 15 years ago now like Fallout, they're super broken in their unpatched forms.

The difference is that 15 years ago people just flatout sucked a programming. NOWadays it's laziness.

Or perhaps they still suck at programming.

I don't know, whichever is less disheartening.
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Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on March 18, 2011, 08:08:15 PM
Super busy, still just playing King's Bounty when the rare opportunity to play a game arises. That and Counter-Strike because it takes about 2 seconds to load and I can just get right into pwning noobs etc.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 18, 2011, 08:27:00 PM
DA2.  Maybe it's me but since I got that Elf Mage in my party, i'm finding that the difficulty has gone up a bit.  Everything was fine for the first dozen hours and now I've gotten wiped a few times. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to setting up the tactics trees as well so that's probably not hellping. Also, where can upgrade my party's armor??

Also downloaded Xenogears and PE over the PSN. :)
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Post by: MeshGearFox on March 19, 2011, 01:14:16 AM
Started playing An Untitled Story. It reminds me of an old, but excellent, Megazeux game. Dunno why. Anyway it's a great game and I wish I'd played it sooner. I think I've downed like four bosses right now. I have some tricky jumping section involving a lot of cannons to get through, and there's another boss at the end of it. I really think this is the most fun I've had with a metroidvania since like, Exile.

Also just to note some SWEET DEALS, gamersgate has Gothic 2 for 2 bucks. Also Deus Ex for 4.

Also I'm still trying to work through the kind of interaction model I want in my game engine thing, as I try to implement The Cloak of Darkness. Normally doing something like that would be pretty trivial except my goals for the engine are:

1) Objects behave generically.
2) Objects behave agnostically.
3) I had a third point and I think I need memory pills.

So the basic puzzle in the cloak of darkness involves putting a cloak from your inventory onto a hook to light up another room, which causes you to win the game. In a normal IF game you'd do something like:

1. Player types in "hang cloak on hook."
2. The verb handler checks if the hook is empty, if the cloak is in the player's inventory, and if both are true, changes the hook to not empty and the cloak to being on the hook.
3. The problem is that this is kind of rigid and makes a lot of assumptions what's going on with the hook. It's also pretty verb oriented. My engine is noun oriented.

Another way of dealing with this.
1. Player hangs the cloak on the hook.
2. The cloak checks if the hook is empty, hangs itself on the hook, and gives the hook a pointer to itself.
3. Problem? The cloak has WAY too much access to hook's private data. This also gets into weird territory about which object is controlling which object, or how to grant permission to have one object fiddle with another's internals, and so on.

So here's what I'm TRYING to do.
1. Player attempts to hang something on the hook.
2. Hook determines if its internal state lets stuff be hung upon it.
3. Prompt player to pick something to hang. In this case, the player picks the cloak.
4. The hook attempts to hang the cloak on the hook.
5. The cloak attempts to hang itself on the hook. It determines if this is possible by examining its internal state. If the cloak CAN hang itself, it does what it needs to do to complete this interaction (namely, removes itself from the inventory, creates an invisible copy of itself, and reports its success to the hook)
6. Somehow feed a continuation-style thing back to the hook so that it knows that the cloak successfully hung itself so that it can get a pointer to the cloak so that the cloak doesn't get lost somewhere unreachable.
7. Possibly report the event chain's success to the player so the player can end their turn.

Basically I'm currying ditransitive sentences and time traveling at the same time. Shit is so cash.
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Post by: Eusis on March 19, 2011, 04:04:06 AM
I hate that game companies all rush to put games out these days and are just like "eh, screw it, we'll patch it later." I really hate that it's "okay" for them to release incomplete games like that to just churn them out, instead of actually releasing a polished, finished product.

That's not really a 'nowadays' thing - if you look at games from almost 15 years ago now like Fallout, they're super broken in their unpatched forms.

Well, it IS a new trend (sort of) for console games. Then again Japanese development dominated until the PS2 generation (and even then), and even now they rarely get their games patched, whereas Grand Theft Auto was traditionally pretty buggy and rough.
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Post by: Fadedsun on March 19, 2011, 09:19:22 AM
So very close to beating P4. I'm up to last dungeon on my way to the true ending. 85 hours. It's going to feel so good to finally get this game off my backlog.
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Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 19, 2011, 04:05:02 PM
Yeah, exactly. PC games have always been like that. Not so much with console games.

And I think my Pokemon White is done. It has been glitching several more times AGAIN. My husband's going to do something to get my save file so I can transfer my save file to my new copy when I exchange it at the store. :/ I'm pretty bummed about it though.
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Post by: D-Rider on March 20, 2011, 09:02:23 AM
All this Dragon Age stuff I've been playing lately has me burned out on grim and epic, so I decided yesterday was a good time to dust off Harvest Moon:  Animal Parade and do some farming.  I only made it to the first day of summer when I first got the game; I assume some other game came along and took my attention.  Anyway, I started over and am running around ringing bells and bribing women with turnips.

I'd like to say that I'm gonna actually beat it this time, but Shogun 2 gets here on Monday and I know that will consume a ton of my life. :P
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Post by: msg on March 20, 2011, 09:18:46 AM
My Persona 4 data has either been erased or corrupted :( I was about 50 hours in and only had a month to go.
Im starting again from the beginning.
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Post by: Yoda on March 20, 2011, 12:50:19 PM
My buddy brought over his PS3 yest and we hammered through most of God of War 3. That's my 1st time playing that series and all I have to say is ...WOW.

The way they show a huge environment (like when you're fighting Chronos) and it zooms in and out seamlessly is incredible. We got all the way up to Zeus and beat his first "form" then started having troubs in the 2nd part so we called it a night at 3am.

Having never played the 1st two, I was shocked at how much titty was in the game. Also, even some of the violence made me cringe.

Did this game receive as much attention as Mass Effect did for adult content?


 
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Post by: CDFN on March 20, 2011, 01:52:39 PM
I hate that game companies all rush to put games out these days and are just like "eh, screw it, we'll patch it later." I really hate that it's "okay" for them to release incomplete games like that to just churn them out, instead of actually releasing a polished, finished product.

That's not really a 'nowadays' thing - if you look at games from almost 15 years ago now like Fallout, they're super broken in their unpatched forms.

Well, it IS a new trend (sort of) for console games. Then again Japanese development dominated until the PS2 generation (and even then), and even now they rarely get their games patched, whereas Grand Theft Auto was traditionally pretty buggy and rough.

Well, previously you couldn't do it on consoles, now devs have that option and the "we'll just patch it later" mentality is out in full force. It sucks even more for people who don't have an internet connection. Their copies stay broken.
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Post by: Akanbe- on March 20, 2011, 02:42:13 PM
Been playing Castlevania Lords of Shadow a lot more lately after sitting on my shelf for ages.  It's a pretty fun game despite it's rather minor flaws.  I decided that I would play through 2-3 story sections a day until I beat it. 

Also playing Poke: Black.  Random encounter rate is incredibly annoying.  Fighting every step or two can get on your nerves pretty fast.  Repels are essential for sanity.  I don't really like the majority of the designs of the new pokes.  Yet, I can't put the game down =\.

Have put down Radiant Historia for a little bit.  I got stuck 8 hours in where you need to learn a sword dancing move (can't get the person to teach me it) or learn some explosive seeing shit from the Satyros.  I hate using gamefaqs, but I may have to use it to find out where to find what I need.
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Post by: Vanguard on March 20, 2011, 03:24:48 PM
I beat Pokemon White this morning. I fucking destroyed the E4 and all of the other people. I think they KO'd maybe 4 pokemon in total over 6 fights.

Now the real fun begins.
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Post by: kyuusei on March 20, 2011, 04:13:44 PM
My buddy brought over his PS3 yest and we hammered through most of God of War 3. That's my 1st time playing that series and all I have to say is ...WOW.

The way they show a huge environment (like when you're fighting Chronos) and it zooms in and out seamlessly is incredible. We got all the way up to Zeus and beat his first "form" then started having troubs in the 2nd part so we called it a night at 3am.

Having never played the 1st two, I was shocked at how much titty was in the game. Also, even some of the violence made me cringe.

Did this game receive as much attention as Mass Effect did for adult content?

Yeah, it had a little backlash for the excessive violence - like when you tear Helios' head off. GoW3 is definitely more gory than the first two games, but was about equal in amount of titty. That never bothered me. Nor did the sex minigames, but a) you get red orbs and b) they're optional.

Graphically it's amazing though, and I love the epic boss battles that the game had. Oddly enough I had more trouble with Zeus in GoW2.
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Post by: Yoda on March 20, 2011, 05:46:20 PM
We were just drunk and exhausted at the point we got to Zeus.

About red orbs and upgrading weapons: When you spend the orbs and it's making the sound of the blood pouring into to the sphere or whatever...well to me that sounded like someone pissing in a bucket.

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Post by: kyuusei on March 20, 2011, 06:20:26 PM
Yeah, I'm kind of amazed you guys got to him in one sitting. I explore too much. I probably could on a 2nd playthrough, I've been meaning to do it again on a harder difficulty anyways. Just have to get the game back from the +1.

We were just drunk and exhausted at the point we got to Zeus.

About red orbs and upgrading weapons: When you spend the orbs and it's making the sound of the blood pouring into to the sphere or whatever...well to me that sounded like someone pissing in a bucket.

Hah hah yeah, it kind of does. Especially when you need to pee.

Side rant: The QTEs don't bother me like they seem to most people. Except for when you're essentially curbstomping Poseidon. I really don't get how you *die* if you fuck it up - Poseidon's pretty much on his last breath anyways.
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Post by: CDFN on March 20, 2011, 06:24:24 PM
I'm playing through Ghost of Sparta for the first time (only gow I haven't finished yet) and the sex scene redefines the word orgy lol.
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Post by: Yoda on March 20, 2011, 07:02:48 PM
Yeah, I'm kind of amazed you guys got to him in one sitting. I explore too much. I probably could on a 2nd playthrough, I've been meaning to do it again on a harder difficulty anyways. Just have to get the game back from the +1.

We were just drunk and exhausted at the point we got to Zeus.

About red orbs and upgrading weapons: When you spend the orbs and it's making the sound of the blood pouring into to the sphere or whatever...well to me that sounded like someone pissing in a bucket.

Hah hah yeah, it kind of does. Especially when you need to pee.

Side rant: The QTEs don't bother me like they seem to most people. Except for when you're essentially curbstomping Poseidon. I really don't get how you *die* if you fuck it up - Poseidon's pretty much on his last breath anyways.


We did a lot of exploring, we only missed two feathers or whatever upgrades health or magic.

It's a fun damn game, and the perfect one to play w/ a friend since while you're playing it's easy to miss out on the graphics
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 20, 2011, 10:36:14 PM
Day 3 in Parasite Eve.  I pretty much remember nothing about this game except that I loved it.  Damn it's ugly though:P
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Post by: kyuusei on March 20, 2011, 10:46:31 PM
We did a lot of exploring, we only missed two feathers or whatever upgrades health or magic.

It's a fun damn game, and the perfect one to play w/ a friend since while you're playing it's easy to miss out on the graphics

It's hard to miss a lot of that stuff anyway. And yeah, the graphics are amazing. Even if it made the gory stuff gorier.

I loved the soundtrack, it was equally epic.

Back on topic: Random Black Ops multiplayer. Haven't had time for much else.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on March 21, 2011, 12:17:38 AM
Eww! God of War!

Anyways. I'm playing Tales of the Abyss again, and Mass Effect 2
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Post by: Dice on March 21, 2011, 12:37:55 AM
We did a lot of exploring, we only missed two feathers or whatever upgrades health or magic.

It's a fun damn game, and the perfect one to play w/ a friend since while you're playing it's easy to miss out on the graphics

It's hard to miss a lot of that stuff anyway. And yeah, the graphics are amazing. Even if it made the gory stuff gorier.

I loved the soundtrack, it was equally epic.

Back on topic: Random Black Ops multiplayer. Haven't had time for much else.

Some of the gore had me going "EW" and looking away.  Funny how graphics can be "graphic" enough for that - guess the game did a damn good job of making it look good!

The game is pretty cool; I love that genre of hack-n-slash that usually has the player have enough of an arsenal to take out swarms.  It feels good, and it's fun.  GoW3 was brilliantly done anyhow.
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Post by: Adapheon on March 21, 2011, 11:18:48 AM
Pokemon White - I don't know what it is but I always need to buy a Pokemon game, I've had a rough week so I'm only about 3 hours in but it's definitely pokemon
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Post by: Vanguard on March 21, 2011, 03:41:56 PM
Pokemon White - I don't know what it is but I always need to buy a Pokemon game, I've had a rough week so I'm only about 3 hours in but it's definitely pokemon

Which means it's awesome.

I'm nearing 60 hours and it's just getting to be the fun part. I'll probably put off any serious team building until I start tidying up my Pokedex.
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Post by: supersonic on March 22, 2011, 11:26:14 AM
Ar Tonelico Qoga and Radiant Historia. Very different games, but both are very good. Japan is where it's at.
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Post by: Starmongoose on March 22, 2011, 11:41:33 AM
Still playing Atelier Iris Eternal Mana - having a lot of fun! It's great how even though this is the first in the series, there are cool features that aren't in the later games (not that the later games don't have their OWN cool features).
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on March 22, 2011, 12:07:17 PM
I started up a subscription with Gamefly to save more monies and to finish more games.

First game to arrive in my mailbox: Donkey Kong Returns for the Wii! And I LOVE it. Probably just as much as New Super Mario Bros. There's so many tiny secrets to find, just like in the original SNES titles. I finished up the first area on the map. I really liked the sunset level where all you see are the silhouettes of everything, and the level that had a lot of shooting barrels. Does anyone know if you get something special for getting all the bananas in a given level? I know if you get all the KONG letters and puzzle pieces, you get something, but there's a third slot that I haven't filled up for any level, and there was nothing in the game that explained what I'm supposed to accomplish.
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Post by: Alexander on March 22, 2011, 12:29:53 PM
Pokemon Black.  Wow. This is my first time picking the Water starter, so I had to face the Grass boss in the first gym.  It seems like it was a more difficult first gym than the other games, as I had to do a fair bit of grinding.  The key was training up a Purrloin (who I named Tacgnol) as he could withstand the Lillipup's dark attacks. 

With a bit more difficulty and a bigger emphasis on story, this is shaping up to be a great Pokemon game.
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Post by: John on March 22, 2011, 12:33:59 PM
Pokemon Black.  Wow. This is my first time picking the Water starter, so I had to face the Grass boss in the first gym.  It seems like it was a more difficult first gym than the other games, as I had to do a fair bit of grinding.  The key was training up a Purrloin (who I named Tacgnol) as he could withstand the Lillipup's dark attacks. 

With a bit more difficulty and a bigger emphasis on story, this is shaping up to be a great Pokemon game.

Both Black and White give you an initial first boss that's strong against what your starter is.  There's a little area off to the right side of the city where you can obtain a Pokemon that's strong against them.
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Post by: Vanguard on March 22, 2011, 12:51:05 PM
That being said, these games are a lot more fast paced and pinch harder.
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Post by: Alexander on March 22, 2011, 04:04:49 PM
Pokemon Black.  Wow. This is my first time picking the Water starter, so I had to face the Grass boss in the first gym.  It seems like it was a more difficult first gym than the other games, as I had to do a fair bit of grinding.  The key was training up a Purrloin (who I named Tacgnol) as he could withstand the Lillipup's dark attacks. 

With a bit more difficulty and a bigger emphasis on story, this is shaping up to be a great Pokemon game.

Both Black and White give you an initial first boss that's strong against what your starter is.  There's a little area off to the right side of the city where you can obtain a Pokemon that's strong against them.

Yeah, I got the monkey beforehand which came in handy for the opposing type.  But the gym leader's Lillipup is what held me back because of his Bite attack (though I imagine a lot of it was because my party was too low level).
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Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 22, 2011, 05:05:36 PM
Mine froze again. None of my other games are doing it, so I think it might be the cart. I tried to be careful though and finally beat the Elite 4, Round 1 and N and Ghetsis. No problems whatsoever also with it since I got my new DSiXL. I'm now playing through Soul Silver (never beat, hopefully this gen I can have a COMPLETE Pokedex...) and Radiant Historia, which I absolutely LOVE.
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Post by: Aeolus on March 22, 2011, 07:10:26 PM
So I've finally beaten Greygnarl in DQIX. Now I don't have anything really holding me back from challenging my Lv 99 grotto map. And with a water map of sufficient depth all I need now is to find an ice map of sufficient depth, a map that concludes with Tyrannosaurus Wrecks, and luck out on a Bright Staff and an Angel Robe and I'll be more or less done with grottoes (save for metal and gem slime farming and legacy bosses).


I started up a subscription with Gamefly to save more monies and to finish more games.

First game to arrive in my mailbox: Donkey Kong Returns for the Wii! And I LOVE it. Probably just as much as New Super Mario Bros. There's so many tiny secrets to find, just like in the original SNES titles. I finished up the first area on the map. I really liked the sunset level where all you see are the silhouettes of everything, and the level that had a lot of shooting barrels. Does anyone know if you get something special for getting all the bananas in a given level? I know if you get all the KONG letters and puzzle pieces, you get something, but there's a third slot that I haven't filled up for any level, and there was nothing in the game that explained what I'm supposed to accomplish.

The third slot is regulated to time trials. Clear under a set goal and you'll get your third mark for the stage.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on March 23, 2011, 01:39:43 AM
Mostly finished with light world salt factory in Super Meat Boy. I heard a lot of complaints about the difficulty here but compared to the hospital the back half was pretty easy. Except there's one bandaid I can't get, in like, the level before the boss, which is odd because it shouldn't be hard. Also thinking I'm missing some warp zones. Whatever.

Maybe it was dark world with the really bad reputation.

Uh, what else. Up to the underwater bit in An Untitled Story. Still going to shill the hell out of An Untitled Story because it's AWESOME. There's also a fire area I could do but er... later. When I have more health upgrades.

Tried playing FRACT but unity games play terribly on this PC.

And now a brief list of games I want to play but can't because I left them at my apartment:
Various Zeldas, Devil Summoner 2, Morrowind, Outpost 2, Serious goddamn Sam.

Oh wells. I guess I could plumb through the depths of my laptop for... whatever I have installed. Or keep working on my personal project and drawing things in MSPaint. Also options.

(http://www.mattmakesgames.com/games.php An Untitled Story. Play it).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on March 23, 2011, 10:51:50 AM
Mine froze again. None of my other games are doing it, so I think it might be the cart. I tried to be careful though and finally beat the Elite 4, Round 1 and N and Ghetsis. No problems whatsoever also with it since I got my new DSiXL. I'm now playing through Soul Silver (never beat, hopefully this gen I can have a COMPLETE Pokedex...) and Radiant Historia, which I absolutely LOVE.

Could you tell me where you're freezing?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on March 23, 2011, 12:25:23 PM
The third slot is regulated to time trials. Clear under a set goal and you'll get your third mark for the stage.

OHHH, thanks. I won't be wasting my time with that then. Now I'm at 3-4 in DKC Returns. Levels are getting noticeably more challenging.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on March 23, 2011, 03:18:11 PM
Right now I'm on Doudecim.Its good so far.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lucca on March 23, 2011, 03:57:55 PM
After slogging for hours on Tactics Ogre, I finally won it. I'm now using the World tarot to basically go back in the game and be a jerk (I went Chaos my first time, now going with Law).

Because I'm using the Anchor points to keep my current party, all of the enemies are now stronger than me because they have equipment I haven't gotten to/seen dropped yet. Doh!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 23, 2011, 04:18:11 PM
Crysis 2.  I just had to check it out being the compulsive person that I am.  I'ts a top tier FPS to be sure and i'm shocked to see the 360 push these visuals.  The checkpoint system in the game is enraging though. It's always fun to spend 10 minutes fighting your way to an objective only to get killed at the very last second and have to repeat the whole battle.:(
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dade on March 24, 2011, 12:07:39 AM
So...I'm getting clean and sober. I haven't played a console game in months because of WoW. I dont blame the game, I blame myself. It's not the meth, it's me.

I'm thinking I wanna get a PS3, but not sure, it's been out four years now, should I just save myself the trouble and wait for a new system? I dont have the money at the moment, but there are a lot of things I'd like to play on it.

To actually be on topic, I'm going to get back into single player RPGs by playing through Final Fantasy VI. I figure that's a good place to start, since it was the first RPG I played from start to finish.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on March 24, 2011, 12:17:13 AM
Dade, none of the Big Three have talked about their next home consoles at all so I think you're good for at least a few years. Getting a PS3 you could always go back through its library, grab a bunch of Greatest Hits stuff or whatever and still have tons to play. Plus you can get games on PSN and whatnot. Hell, if you wait long enough maybe we'll see another price drop on the system.

Funny you mention FFVI, I've had the biggest hankering to play it lately. It's the third RPG I've played from start to finish (after Chrono Trigger and Mario RPG) and I simply love it. Except I don't have the PSone version and my DS doesn't have a GBA slot. Ugh. Guess I'll keep my fingers crossed for a Virtual Console release.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 24, 2011, 01:23:31 AM
Dade, none of the Big Three have talked about their next home consoles at all so I think you're good for at least a few years. Getting a PS3 you could always go back through its library, grab a bunch of Greatest Hits stuff or whatever and still have tons to play. Plus you can get games on PSN and whatnot. Hell, if you wait long enough maybe we'll see another price drop on the system.

Funny you mention FFVI, I've had the biggest hankering to play it lately. It's the third RPG I've played from start to finish (after Chrono Trigger and Mario RPG) and I simply love it. Except I don't have the PSone version and my DS doesn't have a GBA slot. Ugh. Guess I'll keep my fingers crossed for a Virtual Console release.

FFVI is on the plate for Japan at least.

More Radiant Historia!!!!  ...found super EXP spot.  Doing that, travelling around in time to steal items off people.  Good times.  Lotsa sidequests.  I like that in a game!
Keeping it short, no one cares, yack yack, everyone beat this weeks ago.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on March 24, 2011, 02:04:20 AM
It's also out on European VC, so it should be a matter of time. I hope.

Then I can dust off the Wii.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Annubis on March 24, 2011, 08:20:44 AM
Dade, none of the Big Three have talked about their next home consoles at all

Microsoft is starting, but that doesn't mean much. It'll be years before they have something final.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 24, 2011, 11:45:17 AM
^Yeah, I think I read around 2014 or something.  Rumor is there will be another price drop for the 360 and PS3 around E3. On topic though,  More Crysis 2, Torchlight and Parasite Eve.  I'm getting a lot of gaming in this week:)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on March 24, 2011, 04:23:46 PM
More Pokemon.

Ditto is a slunt and shits out eggs faster than I can catch them, which is good because I want to complete this generation's Pokedex. I have 101 of the 140 I've seen. The majority that I'm missing are evolved forms of Pokemon I already have, so I just need to level some guys, trade, catch a few legendaries and wait until Nintendo gets around to releasing the event only Pokemon.

Other than that, I'm starting to assemble a competitive team so some Japanese kid can destroy me.

Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: D-Rider on March 25, 2011, 02:20:05 AM
Man, I fucking suck at Shogun 2.  This is a hell of a lot more difficult than any of the other Total War games that I've played.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on March 25, 2011, 02:10:53 PM
Dade, none of the Big Three have talked about their next home consoles at all

Microsoft is starting, but that doesn't mean much. It'll be years before they have something final.

Nintendo has also been heard whispering of a Wii2 in the future, but right now it's the 3DS getting the limelight.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 25, 2011, 03:58:49 PM
I hope sega swoops in and takes us all by surprise
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on March 25, 2011, 05:45:57 PM
I hope sega swoops in and takes us all by surprise

Ooh ooh this! A Dreamcast 2 would rock.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on March 25, 2011, 05:46:37 PM
I hope sega swoops in and takes us all by surprise

This. Definitely.

It would prove that once and for all life is full of surprises. I doubt it though.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Adapheon on March 26, 2011, 12:28:16 PM
Sega doesn't have the clout to put together any home consoles anymore, it makes me sad, but it's quite true.

I've just been playing more Pokemon and Dragon Age 2. Kind of weird how playing video games seems to get my girlfriend mad.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on March 26, 2011, 06:24:41 PM
Today is the day that I FINALLY BEAT PERSONA 4!!! It feels so good to have finally gotten to the end. This game sure was a journey.

Also, my first and only playthrough was on expert, making it feel that much better when I killed the final boss.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on March 27, 2011, 06:37:06 AM
I hope sega swoops in and takes us all by surprise

This. Definitely.

It would prove that once and for all life is full of surprises. I doubt it though.

I'm pretty sure Sega used up their allotted surprises for the decade when they released a Sonic game that didn't suck.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 27, 2011, 12:53:45 PM
I think I'm near the end of Red Dead. doing all the ranching shit.


I'd drop that ungrateful wife for Bonnie in a heartbeat
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 28, 2011, 01:36:43 AM
I think I'm near the end of Red Dead. doing all the ranching shit.


I'd drop that ungrateful wife for Bonnie in a heartbeat

You show the wench!!!

I beat Radiant Historia... It was ezquisite.  I'm a bit stoned, ti helped the whole experiene feel that much more astounding.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 28, 2011, 04:01:48 AM
Played some Cthulu Saves the World today. Awesome stuff.  Also a bit of Crysis 2 multiplayer and Yakuza 4.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 28, 2011, 01:19:13 PM
I think I'm near the end of Red Dead. doing all the ranching shit.


I'd drop that ungrateful wife for Bonnie in a heartbeat



I beat Radiant Historia...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3627170999_830b5e2dd4.jpg)(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2JCfBJEzimk/Rrq-4Th6kOI/AAAAAAAABIE/j-xrNn_8lNc/s400/ChicagoPostcardFactoryChicago.jpg)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on March 28, 2011, 01:49:40 PM
I think I'm near the end of Red Dead. doing all the ranching shit.


I'd drop that ungrateful wife for Bonnie in a heartbeat

You show the wench!!!

I beat Radiant Historia... It was ezquisite.  I'm a bit stoned, ti helped the whole experiene feel that much more astounding.



Drunk, or stoned? I haven't seen anyone mess up spelling that bad when they were high.

Been playing SSFIV 3D to get some down time before I start up my next big RPG adventure. I think I'm going to continue Devil Summoner 2 as my console game, and finish up Etrian Odyssey 3 before I go to Radiant Historia.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on March 28, 2011, 04:39:42 PM
I'm now playing Dead Space 2. It's very much like the first one, with some minor improvements. I am a wuss for jump scares. Even when I know they're coming.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 28, 2011, 04:59:44 PM
I think I'm near the end of Red Dead. doing all the ranching shit.


I'd drop that ungrateful wife for Bonnie in a heartbeat



I beat Radiant Historia...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3627170999_830b5e2dd4.jpg)(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2JCfBJEzimk/Rrq-4Th6kOI/AAAAAAAABIE/j-xrNn_8lNc/s400/ChicagoPostcardFactoryChicago.jpg)



I have shipped myself, please expect and sign for my package in 2-4 weeks time.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 28, 2011, 05:30:53 PM
I think I'm near the end of Red Dead. doing all the ranching shit.


I'd drop that ungrateful wife for Bonnie in a heartbeat



I beat Radiant Historia...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3627170999_830b5e2dd4.jpg)(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2JCfBJEzimk/Rrq-4Th6kOI/AAAAAAAABIE/j-xrNn_8lNc/s400/ChicagoPostcardFactoryChicago.jpg)



I have shipped myself, please expect and sign for my package in 2-4 weeks time.

Tracking number you sent said you'll be arriving in two boxes.

I hope we can piece you back together ok.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: D-Rider on March 28, 2011, 11:51:10 PM
I got my ass handed to me way too many times in Shogun 2, so that shit is indefinitely postponed.  Obviously I'm not in the right frame of mind to play anything that takes brains, so I decided to start another game of Dragon Age 2.  I'm playing a mage and picking the bottom right option each time because Carver fucking deserves it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 29, 2011, 12:00:47 AM
I think I'm near the end of Red Dead. doing all the ranching shit.


I'd drop that ungrateful wife for Bonnie in a heartbeat



I beat Radiant Historia...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3627170999_830b5e2dd4.jpg)(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2JCfBJEzimk/Rrq-4Th6kOI/AAAAAAAABIE/j-xrNn_8lNc/s400/ChicagoPostcardFactoryChicago.jpg)



I have shipped myself, please expect and sign for my package in 2-4 weeks time.

Tracking number you sent said you'll be arriving in two boxes.

I hope we can piece you back together ok.

It stung some, Yoda, I won't lie.  I do appreciate the asylum and care afterward though.  It'd be lovely to smoke up with you and your lady friend.

Which reminds me - thanks for the heads up about the pee test for the job, I began to think (and I've heard) some school boards do it for their new employees.  Time to cut it out!  Mmm, I always feel fuzzy when I think how educated people have done chronic.

On the Radiant Historia ending: this is how endings should be - everyone get's covered!!

Playing some Legend of Mana.  I eyed Red Dead Redemption in local gamestore when I say a nicely priced used copy..
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 29, 2011, 12:02:02 AM
If you had an XBOX we could swap some RDR for RH
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 29, 2011, 12:07:24 AM
If you had an XBOX we could swap some RDR for RH

Absolutely if i knew what RH was.  I'm game whatever!  Oh, my brother has the X360... I'll steal it back.  I wanna play Trivial Pursuit ~Movie Edition~ with some buds anyways.

This time of year, I may pick up Assassin's Creed again too.. stabbing people is a nice escape from school.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 29, 2011, 07:52:59 AM
I played bunch of Yakuza 4 yesterday and while it is quite awesome, some of it is 5 different kinds of wrong.  See: massage parlour. You do not want to play that mini-game in front of anybody.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on March 29, 2011, 12:01:51 PM
Since release, I have dumped 85 hours of my life into Pokemon White. I feel pretty good though, because I've caught 115 out of the 140 Unova Pokemon I've seen, caught my first shiny ever, and am now in the throes of breeding and level to take out the E4 for real.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on March 29, 2011, 12:21:03 PM
If you had an XBOX we could swap some RDR for RH

Absolutely if i knew what RH was.  I'm game whatever!  Oh, my brother has the X360... I'll steal it back.  I wanna play Trivial Pursuit ~Movie Edition~ with some buds anyways.

This time of year, I may pick up Assassin's Creed again too.. stabbing people is a nice escape from school.

RH?

Hmmmmm here's a synonym

Resplendent Recountal
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on March 29, 2011, 12:25:01 PM
I beat DKCR last night. Man the last levels were incredibly challenging. I think I love the level design in this game more than New Super Mario Bros. BUT I had a more frustrating experience with DKCR for sure. Now I'm in the process of collecting all the KONG letters (and maaaybe the puzzle pieces) to get to the Golden Temple. After that, I'll probably return the game, I don't think I'm even going to bother with Time Attack. 10/10
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: supersonic on March 29, 2011, 01:16:55 PM
Radiant Historia - 30 hours in, I think I am slowly nearing towards the end. Great game. My only complaint is that there seem to be some balancing issues.

Ar Tonelico Qoga - almost 30 hours in as well and enjoying it. I think it's on par with AT2 and AT1 is still by far the best entry in the series.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 29, 2011, 02:25:49 PM
If you had an XBOX we could swap some RDR for RH

Absolutely if i knew what RH was.  I'm game whatever!  Oh, my brother has the X360... I'll steal it back.  I wanna play Trivial Pursuit ~Movie Edition~ with some buds anyways.

This time of year, I may pick up Assassin's Creed again too.. stabbing people is a nice escape from school.

RH?


You said RH first.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on March 29, 2011, 02:31:36 PM
If you had an XBOX we could swap some RDR for RH

Absolutely if i knew what RH was.

The game you said you just beat earlier in this thread.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 29, 2011, 02:39:37 PM
If you had an XBOX we could swap some RDR for RH

Absolutely if i knew what RH was.

The game you said you just beat earlier in this thread.

Well I feel like a dolt.  I thought he was referencing something *he* played - hence the mix up.

Off to nap!  I think it is needed.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on March 30, 2011, 01:58:05 AM
Just started 3rd birthday today. Fuck Hard is well hard seems like the bosses take forever.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on March 30, 2011, 02:17:06 PM
Blah!

Having some real trouble trying to take down Oceanmaster Ketos in Etrian Odyssey 3. *Grumble*
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fei on March 30, 2011, 07:39:06 PM
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is played after work, and Hyperdimension Neptunia as I lay down for sleep.  Neptunia allows me to pass out intermittently without waking up to a gameover screen, and I don't have to worry about getting dragged into a 20 minute string of cutscenes.  If I see 20 minutes of cutscenes, it's because I chose to view the events unlocked by the previous dungeon one after another.  YAY SLEEP GAME

I really should be playing Pokemon White as there is a tournament at the convention I'm going to in about 20 days... but I never do what I'm supposed to in life.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Adapheon on March 31, 2011, 07:15:50 AM
I got some more Dragon Age 2 in. I should have been done like 3 days after release, but oh well. Nearing the end of act 1. Got my 50 gold and everything, I just want to play around with the quests more. Been playing a bit of Pokemon White as well, just fought N for the first time so I'm still not far in that either.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on March 31, 2011, 07:23:10 AM
I went on a breeding spree this morning for IVs. I think I'm finally getting all of the nuts and bolts of this game down.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on March 31, 2011, 06:07:03 PM
Playing a bit of Valkyria Chronicles.  I love how Isara refers to having two dads since she was adopted - it always leads me to think she had homosexual parents in that sense, and I can't help but love it for that. x)

Anyways, cannon goes a BOOM BOOM muthafucka!!!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alisha on March 31, 2011, 06:10:08 PM
thats not the only homosexual reference in that game.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: MeshGearFox on April 01, 2011, 12:39:20 AM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22006397/CloakOfDarknessApril1.zip

I now have a semi-complete implementation of The Cloak of Darkness (http://www.firthworks.com/roger/cloak/) working in my own engine.

Hell.
Fucking.
Yes.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on April 01, 2011, 12:41:38 AM
thats not the only homosexual reference in that game.

If you mean the amount of explicitly gay army men, then yeah.  Them "fancying men" is no less subtle than the makeup one of them has on.  Weird, where are the lesbians?  I thought Japan dug that too.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alisha on April 01, 2011, 07:34:22 PM
in the dlc Edy's detachment theres Dallas she "fancies women" and is a "Alicia Lover" she also has "man hater" lol!

Quote
    * "Ick! It's all dusty." (Desert Allergy)
    * "Eww...boys." (Man Hater)
    * "It's our own secret garden." (Fancies Women)
    * "Oooo! Miss Alicia..." (Alicia Lover)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on April 01, 2011, 07:36:10 PM
finished red dead.


cried a bit
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on April 01, 2011, 11:27:10 PM
finished red dead.


cried a bit

I just got it! :D
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on April 02, 2011, 12:10:31 AM
Pokemon White: Beat the E4 for the second time today. That wasn't too hard. Fuck that Cynthia chick in Undella town though, her team is stupid.

Other than that, I EV trained my second competitive Pokemon today. It actually doesn't take all that long with a power item. I only need one more Pokemon to complete my competitve team. Since I've been EV training at a rate of one Pokemon per day, I'll probably be all set to go by the end of next week.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on April 02, 2011, 02:13:12 AM
finished red dead.


cried a bit

I just got it! :D

I hope you love it.

I'm just starting up Artelier Iris 2.

Who'da thunk it?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on April 02, 2011, 02:33:52 AM
finished red dead.


cried a bit

I just got it! :D

I hope you love it.

I'm just starting up Artelier Iris 2.

Who'da thunk it?

Bleh...the opening leaves a sour taste in my mouth.  A huge step back to... whatever
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 02, 2011, 03:48:16 AM
I just beat 3rd Birthday. The ending was well uh I have no idea. But it had 2 naked girls hugging each other at one point so it wasn't all bad.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on April 02, 2011, 09:50:40 AM
I just beat 3rd Birthday. The ending was well uh I have no idea. But it had 2 naked girls hugging each other at one point so it wasn't all bad.

How was the game overall? It's been getting average to bad reviews.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on April 02, 2011, 12:10:38 PM


I'm just starting up Artelier Iris 2.

Who'da thunk it?

Little bit more of this in the morning... by far the most J jrpg I have ever played. It's fun but my god the voice acting is grating.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on April 02, 2011, 12:17:55 PM


I'm just starting up Artelier Iris 2.

Who'da thunk it?

Little bit more of this in the morning... by far the most J jrpg I have ever played. It's fun but my god the voice acting is grating.

Yeah, the VA is less than stellar :P Good game though.


EDIT: Guess who just found a copy of Tactics Ogre: Knights of Lodis in his boyfriends collection of old games he doesn't play? This guy. I have no idea if its any good.

Opinions, guys?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 02, 2011, 06:01:55 PM
I'm playing a lot of Xenogears lately and I hardly remember this game at all. The long-winded dialogue is still chore though.  Also getting my ass handed to me in Crysis 2 multiplayer:/
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on April 02, 2011, 06:12:07 PM

Opinions, guys?

Anime & RPGl and will trade you a bootlegged copy of Ninja Scroll on VHS for it
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on April 02, 2011, 06:15:04 PM

Opinions, guys?

Anime & RPGl and will trade you a bootlegged copy of Ninja Scroll on VHS for it

If he throws in a half bag of rice and a crude drawing of Marge Simpson wearing a whimsical hat - it's a deal!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 02, 2011, 06:45:53 PM
I just beat 3rd Birthday. The ending was well uh I have no idea. But it had 2 naked girls hugging each other at one point so it wasn't all bad.

How was the game overall? It's been getting average to bad reviews.

The game itself was great. It mixed shooter combat and RPG developement quite nicely, but the story is just one big let down. If you haven't played the other PEs I'd definetly recommend it, but if you have played them then I'd advise you to tread cautiously cause the story will leave you with a bad aftertaste.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Annubis on April 02, 2011, 06:48:40 PM
I just beat 3rd Birthday. The ending was well uh I have no idea. But it had 2 naked girls hugging each other at one point so it wasn't all bad.

How was the game overall? It's been getting average to bad reviews.

The game itself was great. It mixed shooter combat and RPG developement quite nicely, but the story is just one big let down. If you haven't played the other PEs I'd definetly recommend it, but if you have played them then I'd advise you to tread cautiously cause the story will leave you with a bad aftertaste.

If square keeps killing their IP, what will they do?
God knows their new IP also went down the drain.

If they ever destroy the Chrono name *shakes fist*
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on April 03, 2011, 02:09:01 AM
Atellier locked up on me.

Time to turn off the lights and dive into dead space.
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8624/dancinlepro.gif)

Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: RpgN on April 03, 2011, 05:59:53 AM
Playing different games lately:

Shatter and Sonic 4 on PSN, both completed and had fun on them.

Banjo Kazooie and Ninja Blade on Xbox 360, playing them back to back and trying to finish them both at the same time. I'm about 80% through Banjo Kazooie (the N64 original) and 70% through Ninja Blade. Having a lot of fun with them.

Then we have Xenogears on PSN as well, Final Fantasy Dissidia 1 on PSP and Yakuza 1 on the PS2.

Playing too many games at the same time lately XD
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on April 03, 2011, 03:34:05 PM
I am going to continue to shoot things. This time in The 3rd Birthday.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 03, 2011, 04:58:59 PM
I am going to continue to shoot things. This time in The 3rd Birthday.

Good luck understanding the story. God knows I didn't.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on April 03, 2011, 05:40:14 PM
My parents picked up Yakuza 4 for me while they were in the states :D
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on April 03, 2011, 07:56:19 PM
Restarted Tales of Graces F. Got distracted by other things and forgot I was playing it, and I forgot most of what happened.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Willy Elektrix on April 03, 2011, 08:24:08 PM
I just beat YS 1 on PSP. It was great. Rather than plow right on to YS 2 and get burnt out, I'm playing Gauntlet 4 for the Genesis. Has anyone else played this? It's got this RPG quest mode that is fantastic. The dungeons are like levels of Gauntlet but with intensely devious puzzles and there's these big dragon bosses that shoot a shmup-like assortment of bullets around the screen. I've own this for years and never messed with it but I'm pretty blown away. It's designed with love.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: D-Rider on April 04, 2011, 03:48:23 PM
So I was out shopping the other day when I noticed that Dawn of War II:  Retribution was finally out.  This in turn made me realize that I was behind, because I hadn't even bought a copy of the first expansion, Chaos Rising.  This in turn led me to try and remember if I had even gotten around to beating the original campaign.  Judging from all the achievements I unlocked towards the end of the game, apparently I never did. :P

My copy of Chaos Rising should arrive either tomorrow or Wednesday.  I'm not sure what I'm gonna play today.  Might just catch up on some reading.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 04, 2011, 07:11:14 PM
In 3 days when it finishes installing I will be playing Dissidia 012
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on April 05, 2011, 04:06:23 AM
I sense lots of plot twists coming in The 3rd Birthday.

Game looks great, music really does give it a Parasite Eve mood... Aya sounds like she wants to be anywhere but there though. But it's fun (normal mode), I overdive... a lot. I'm still early in but I want to customize guns and DNA, damnit.

Also killed a lot of ghillie snipers (MW2 spec ops).
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Post by: Tomara on April 05, 2011, 06:37:31 AM
Tales of Vesperia. According to the game, I do not have a life. Thanks, game!

BTW Estelle is really obsessed with boobs, isn't she?
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 05, 2011, 02:22:10 PM
BTW Estelle is really obsessed with boobs, isn't she?

Yes and that makes her awesome.
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Post by: GrimReality on April 05, 2011, 03:10:33 PM
BTW Estelle is really obsessed with boobs, isn't she?

Yes and that makes her awesome.
yeah, right. I mean...who isn't?
; - )
Anyway...

In Chapter 6 of Dead Space 2. I'm enjoying the game quite a bit, but it is VERY much like the first one. I think I prefer a non-talking Isaac, though. It really hasn't added anything to the game by having him talk.
There are too many cool weapons to get and not enough money to get them with. Probably best to focus on powering only one or two at a time, anyway.
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Post by: Dice on April 05, 2011, 03:14:06 PM
Tales of Vesperia. According to the game, I do not have a life. Thanks, game!

BTW Estelle is really obsessed with boobs, isn't she?

I'd actually prefer her size...
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Post by: Tomara on April 05, 2011, 03:47:36 PM
Tales of Vesperia. According to the game, I do not have a life. Thanks, game!

BTW Estelle is really obsessed with boobs, isn't she?

I'd actually prefer her size...

Yeah, it's a good size. Why would she want them to be any bigger? Yuri doesn't care. Rita doesn't care. And if she wants Raven's attention, she should just give him that hug he keeps asking for.
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Post by: Seultoria on April 05, 2011, 03:52:55 PM
Tales of Graces. 1:30 in. Childhood story stuff.
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Post by: Vanguard on April 06, 2011, 03:08:08 PM
One more Pokemon till my team is done and I'm ready to start battling. Anyone here still rocking Pokemon? I'd love to battle.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 06, 2011, 06:05:55 PM
3rd Birthday. A couple challenging bosses. Still don't know wtf is going on, but at least I got my wish - to customize my guns and DNA. :P
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Post by: Dice on April 06, 2011, 06:15:15 PM
Tales of Vesperia. According to the game, I do not have a life. Thanks, game!

BTW Estelle is really obsessed with boobs, isn't she?

I'd actually prefer her size...

Yeah, it's a good size. Why would she want them to be any bigger? Yuri doesn't care. Rita doesn't care. And if she wants Raven's attention, she should just give him that hug he keeps asking for.

Funny all this talk happened, the next morning I got my one-coin Estelle figure! :D

(http://www.animesekai.com/images/uploads/figtov003.jpg)
I'm in love with the original Fujishima art of her (didn't care much for her more geeky in-game look), the pink was surprisingly never over-bearing and she's calming to look at.  Pretty cheap, and decently painted. :)

I got that, and a Nendodroid.  I've always wanted one.  My geekiness has been cured.  I got them both beside my Ezio figure.  It's a strange contrast.
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Post by: Yoda on April 06, 2011, 06:17:02 PM
I have a feeling after tonight's Blackhawks game I'll want to kill something. So I'll be playing Dead Space
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Post by: Dice on April 06, 2011, 06:18:42 PM
I have a feeling after tonight's Blackhawks game I'll want to kill something. So I'll be playing Dead Space

My dad and I plan on watching.  Fortunately for him, and unlike you, he's still living off the high from last year. x)
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Post by: kyuusei on April 06, 2011, 07:26:51 PM
I have a feeling after tonight's Blackhawks game I'll want to kill something. So I'll be playing Dead Space

My chances of playing Call of Duty or whatever FPS exponentially increase after Calgary loses.

I better stock up on games for when our season ends. I expect it to be soon.
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Post by: Yoda on April 06, 2011, 07:37:51 PM
I have a feeling after tonight's Blackhawks game I'll want to kill something. So I'll be playing Dead Space

My chances of playing Call of Duty or whatever FPS exponentially increase after Calgary loses.

I better stock up on games for when our season ends. I expect it to be soon.

I wish I had a wifi for the 360. I need to beat all the spec ops
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Post by: Annubis on April 06, 2011, 07:42:29 PM
I have a feeling after tonight's Blackhawks game I'll want to kill something. So I'll be playing Dead Space

My chances of playing Call of Duty or whatever FPS exponentially increase after Calgary loses.

I better stock up on games for when our season ends. I expect it to be soon.

I wish I had a wifi for the 360. I need to beat all the spec ops

http://i.gizmodo.com/5133447/how-to-add-wi+fi-to-your-xbox-360-smartly-and-cheaply
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Post by: kyuusei on April 06, 2011, 07:43:40 PM
In MW2? You can do them solo, too. But they're... a lot harder a pain in the ass solo on veteran/three stars. Invite someone over and do split screen. :P
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Post by: Yoda on April 06, 2011, 07:48:07 PM
In MW2? You can do them solo, too. But they're... a lot harder solo on veteran/three stars. I don't recommend it. :P

Yeah I'm not even attempting it unless I know I'm getting 3 stars. So I need a buddy.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 06, 2011, 07:49:06 PM
My edit came too late. Yeah my friend did a bunch solo and I don't know how she does it. I helped her do some, but I can't even do the racing ones for three stars.

My least favourite are the ops with DOGS. I hate dogs.
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Post by: Leo on April 07, 2011, 06:51:11 AM
Been playing Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright -- Trials & Tribulations; on the last episode. Godot is a slick man, and

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it's awesome being able to play as Miles Edgeworth as a defense attorney.
Also been playing the PSN version of Suikoden.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 07, 2011, 08:22:42 AM
Picked up Star Wars: Galactic Battle grounds for the PC in a charity shop! :D

I loved this RTS when I was younger - I wonder how it holds up
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Post by: Yoda on April 07, 2011, 12:29:13 PM
Goose, did you ever play Homeworld?

I still have dreams about the awesome space wars I had in that game.

Also, some of the mods for that were awesome, especially the star trek universe one. they did the scale of the ships and how powerful they would be quite wells.

How difficult would you guys rate dead space? I'm playing through on medium, trying to only use the plasma cutter to get a lame achievement :)
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Post by: GrimReality on April 07, 2011, 03:00:57 PM
Goose, did you ever play Homeworld?

How difficult would you guys rate dead space? I'm playing through on medium, trying to only use the plasma cutter to get a lame achievement :)

I played on medium for a while, then switched to casual because I'm a wuss. I've actually read that the game is pretty easy on medium due to the abundance of ammo. I would agree with this, as you are constantly getting restocked. My problem is more to do with slow reaction times. I love games like this, but mostly suck at them because I suck at aiming without a "lock on" feature. Hence the casual setting. I'm sure you'll do just fine on medium. You might even want to crank it up if you consider yourself good at these kinds of games.
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Post by: Akanbe- on April 07, 2011, 07:51:13 PM
One more Pokemon till my team is done and I'm ready to start battling. Anyone here still rocking Pokemon? I'd love to battle.

Yeah, still playing.  Haven't finished yet though (on last gym) because I keep getting sidetracked and EV training/breeding random pokemon i like.  I just need to finish the E4 so I can test IVs faster by talking to some guy in central city (or whatever the town is called).
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Post by: Yoda on April 08, 2011, 01:31:50 AM
Goose, did you ever play Homeworld?

How difficult would you guys rate dead space? I'm playing through on medium, trying to only use the plasma cutter to get a lame achievement :)

I played on medium for a while, then switched to casual because I'm a wuss. I've actually read that the game is pretty easy on medium due to the abundance of ammo. I would agree with this, as you are constantly getting restocked. My problem is more to do with slow reaction times. I love games like this, but mostly suck at them because I suck at aiming without a "lock on" feature. Hence the casual setting. I'm sure you'll do just fine on medium. You might even want to crank it up if you consider yourself good at these kinds of games.

I'm decent enough I guess. Fortunately there's plenty of saves so that helps.

Using just the main gun seems ok because you can sell all the other ammo for $$$. But the small swarmy Flood type guys are hard to take out w/ the plasma gun.


Dead Space is incredibly fun. Sure I'd like more responsive turning and aiming, but it sort of works for the game. It's not some commando ninja, but an engineer wearing a heavy damn suit


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Post by: supersonic on April 08, 2011, 10:49:20 AM
So I must be crazy but I decided it would be a good idea to play through the Legend of Heroes games (the Gagharv trilogy). I started with The Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch, since this is apparently the first game, even though it is called LOH II in the US. Anyway, having heard only bad things about these games, I'm kinda confused. Sure, I'm only 3 hours in, but I really don't see what's so terrible about it. It's rather generic and uninspired, but I'm actually having fun. The translation is not all that bad, either.

Also still playing Hyperdimension Neptunia. It's fun, mostly.
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Post by: Annubis on April 08, 2011, 11:22:00 AM
Since I screwed up the good ending in Suikoden 2, I went and borrowed Suikoden 1 so that I can restart Suikoden 2 with a Suikoden 1 final save.
I literally needed to beg and trade my left and right nuts for borrowing these. Then again, I'd expect the same if anyone ever told me they want to borrow my Valkyrie Profile.
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Post by: John on April 08, 2011, 11:22:52 AM
The translation is not all that bad, either.

There is a book here.

Yes/No.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on April 08, 2011, 12:33:01 PM
About to head over to the third town in Pokemon Black.

I also started up Kirby's Epic Yarn, which is underwhelming in every way.
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Post by: Dice on April 08, 2011, 12:37:27 PM
I also started up Kirby's Epic Yarn, which is underwhelming in every way.

From a creative standpoint, it was through the roof.  My love for it was over soon when I realized that without giving a crap about "furniture", you can beat the game in like 3 hours.
Otherwise...
- Sluggish controls
- Can't actually lose
- Annoying "other" gameplay elements
- Kirby lost what made Kirby Kirby.  He can't get abilities....  I don't see how being unable to inhale would make turning yourself into a parachute any better.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 08, 2011, 03:00:05 PM
I tried the demo for Dishwasher: Vampire Smile and looove iiit.  Full game unlock VERY soon.
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Post by: Seultoria on April 08, 2011, 05:28:59 PM
Tales of Graces F. 3 hours in. In the "present" time now. Probably won't play much for the rest of the month. Projects and more projects to do.
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Post by: Lard on April 08, 2011, 08:15:57 PM
Found a copy of Atelier Iris 2 today. If I can just find a copy of AI3, I can play all three this summer.
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Post by: Dice on April 08, 2011, 08:22:10 PM
Trails in the Sky

Great game, what everyone has said was true.  Bizarre anime/jazz sounding soundtrack, but it works I guess.  Estelle is adorable, and Joshua is like the perfect guy.  Surprisingly tough game, and yeah, the plot is moving nowhere fast -- but I do like it, and hope we'll get the rest ASAP.

PS: Bro and sis are a cute couple, I am totally cheering on some taboo.
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Post by: Leo on April 09, 2011, 01:04:52 AM
Found a copy of Atelier Iris 2 today. If I can just find a copy of AI3, I can play all three this summer.

Atelier Iris 2 was better than 1, imo.
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Post by: Dice on April 09, 2011, 01:08:34 AM
Found a copy of Atelier Iris 2 today. If I can just find a copy of AI3, I can play all three this summer.

Atelier Iris 2 was better than 1, imo.

I remember enjoying 1, getting bored with 2.  Didn't play 3.  Then I asked, "what the hell did I like with 1?"
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Post by: Leo on April 09, 2011, 01:11:19 AM
I remember enjoying 1, getting bored with 2.  Didn't play 3.  Then I asked, "what the hell did I like with 1?"

Haven't played 3 yet. All three Iris games were more-or-less fetch quests, with some story sprinkled over them. But of the two I've played, 2 seemed to resonate better towards me. I think it was the characters that I enjoyed more.
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Post by: Yoda on April 09, 2011, 01:52:46 AM
Found a copy of Atelier Iris 2 today. If I can just find a copy of AI3, I can play all three this summer.

Atelier Iris 2 was better than 1, imo.

I remember enjoying 1, getting bored with 2.  Didn't play 3.  Then I asked, "what the hell did I like with 1?"

I'm playing it for the charming sprites

:)
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Post by: MeshGearFox on April 09, 2011, 02:50:33 AM
I picked up Relentless/Little Big Adventure at Half Price Books the other day, having heard nothing but positives about it from various abandonware sites and Finnish people. I'm not sure how I feel about it.

* Basically it FEELS like a weird mash-up of FFVII, the Mercenary games, the Crusader games, Alone in the Dark, Tong Nou, Zelda, and Omikron. Yeah.

* It has a really stupid save system. You auto-save when switch between levels and can't save on your own, which is totally fine, but, like... you can't NOT save. And you also save when you die.

* The death system is stupid too. You have lives represented by four leaf clovers which you find lying about, and you can only have as many as you have boxes. If you die without having any clovers you get sent back to the starting prison which is short and easy to break out of but also really fucking tedious.

* This SORT OF kills your desire to explore and experiment since you can't really just reload if you die.

* The game sort of relies on stealth a lot, apparently, but the screen doesn't really autoscroll sanely as far as I can tell. Also if you run into walls, you lose health. Walls and enemies have a bad tendency of being just outside the viewport.

* You get stunned when you get hit. If two enemies start shooting you at the same time it's really easy to just die without being able to ever respond.

* I heard the game had a lot of interactivity and interesting NPC AI. I haven't seen that so far although I'm still very early in the game. The lack of interactivity is sort of annoying though and I've run into situations where I've just been searching in garbage for health pickups and that's kind of it.
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Post by: D-Rider on April 09, 2011, 11:06:08 AM
Damn, the Chaos Rising expansion campaign is short.  I tore through that shit in two days of half-assed playing.

I'm trying to decide if I want to pick up Retribution or not.  It seems multiplayer oriented, but I never play online.
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Post by: CDFN on April 09, 2011, 11:47:31 AM
Yakuza 4 is like crack, fucking game is dominating my gaming time. When I get tired of Kamurocho I go into Killzone 3 MP.
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Post by: Yoda on April 09, 2011, 12:56:07 PM
Goose, did you ever play Homeworld?

How difficult would you guys rate dead space? I'm playing through on medium, trying to only use the plasma cutter to get a lame achievement :)

I played on medium for a while, then switched to casual because I'm a wuss. I've actually read that the game is pretty easy on medium due to the abundance of ammo. I would agree with this, as you are constantly getting restocked. My problem is more to do with slow reaction times. I love games like this, but mostly suck at them because I suck at aiming without a "lock on" feature. Hence the casual setting. I'm sure you'll do just fine on medium. You might even want to crank it up if you consider yourself good at these kinds of games.


I'm on level 8 and it gets dicey. At the start of the game I had more ammo than needed but now it's normal for me to only have about 25-30 rounds. That's more than enough for just running around but I like to have a big buffer.

God is this game good. Focusing only on my suit and one gun my gear is leveled pretty good. I think I'm going to try a hardcore playthrough when I beat it and try and level everything up and play w/ the bigger guns.

I just love looking around in this game. Such a well done environment. It's like playing through Alien/Aliens with the awesome lighting and sound. The actual encounters aren't that frightening for some reason. Mostly because it's just so damn loud w/ the screaming and the music cues.

I can't wait to give #2 a whirl, probably much later this year.
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Post by: CDFN on April 09, 2011, 01:20:04 PM
The only problem with DS1 is the lack of variety in the environments, I played it again after finishing DS2 and man, the whole game is brown. Except for the hidroponics level there's no other color in the game. DS2 is a huge improvement in that regard.
As for the difficulty, normal felt right for me. I never beat DS1 on a higher difficulty but I did beat DS2 on Zealot and ammo was pretty scarce. It's even worse in the Severed expansion, on normal I was constantly throwing stuff away because I had a full inventory but on Zealot I actually had to melee the bastards because I was completely dry.
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Post by: Yoda on April 09, 2011, 01:26:26 PM
You beat DS2 on zealot? Damn don't you only get 3 saves?

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Post by: CDFN on April 09, 2011, 01:30:54 PM
You beat DS2 on zealot? Damn don't you only get 3 saves?



That's on hardcore, didn't try it, just thinking about the frustration of losing several hours of progress... I love the game, I don't want to get frustrated to the point of hating it.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on April 09, 2011, 11:11:54 PM
Little Big Adventure:

Got to the second island. Had to do some block pushing puzzle which was made needlessly tedious because of the terrible controls. On the second island I immediately died because enemies attacked me, even though I needed to run past them or something? Ran past them okay the second time, not really sure if that's what I was supposed to do. Talked to some random NPC in the town. They told me to kill a dude. I did. Everyone became friendly. Then some jackrabbit led me to the Astronomer for some reason. I have no idea what I'm doing and nothing about this feels professionally made.

I'm going back to my original notion that "must-play classic" is a codeword for "total shit."
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Post by: Aeolus on April 10, 2011, 12:23:58 AM
I just beat 3rd Birthday. The ending was well uh I have no idea. But it had 2 naked girls hugging each other at one point so it wasn't all bad.

How was the game overall? It's been getting average to bad reviews.

The game itself was great. It mixed shooter combat and RPG developement quite nicely, but the story is just one big let down. If you haven't played the other PEs I'd definetly recommend it, but if you have played them then I'd advise you to tread cautiously cause the story will leave you with a bad aftertaste.

If square keeps killing their IP, what will they do?
God knows their new IP also went down the drain.

If they ever destroy the Chrono name *shakes fist*

Just had to go back for this. Namely to warn you to never play Chrono Cross.


That said, I finally acquired the last top weapon of DQIX. Now to find that last grotto boss for the Angel Robe and a top Ice map and then it's orb grinding ho.

Also, GODDAMN TITS!!! I keep wanting to farm your lovely SHINING PUFFS for the experience and the gobs of shinnies.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 10, 2011, 12:56:05 AM
My chances of playing Call of Duty or whatever FPS exponentially increase after Calgary loses.

I better stock up on games for when our season ends. I expect it to be soon.
The season is over. Why haven't I stocked up?

Seriously though, did a bunch more of The 3rd Birthday. The story is still muddled, but overdive literally every fucking minute and you're golden. :P
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Post by: MeshGearFox on April 10, 2011, 02:11:03 AM
Quote
Just had to go back for this. Namely to warn you to never play Chrono Cross.

I liked CC a hell of a lot more than CT, in the sense that I actually liked CC.
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Post by: Prime Mover on April 10, 2011, 04:17:31 PM
Hell, I wish I could go back in time and tell people not to play Chrono Cross! That shit would be fun, not to mention a worthy endeavor!
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Post by: kyuusei on April 10, 2011, 04:28:49 PM
I actually enjoyed Chrono Cross. It wasn't the CT followup that people expected, but it was a fine game on its own. It had too many characters and the battle system was a little better in concept than execution, though.
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Post by: Dice on April 10, 2011, 04:37:09 PM
I actually enjoyed Chrono Cross. It wasn't the CT followup that people expected, but it was a fine game on its own. It had too many characters and the battle system was a little better in concept than execution, though.

I liked it too, I found the plot twist was an AMAZING follow-up to the original, shame it came as a clusterfuck at the bitter end.  I was keen on the battle system as well.  One thing I hated, plot-wise, was the pace.  If you can, try to explain *why* you went from one place to the next and you may give yourself a nonsense-headache.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on April 10, 2011, 05:31:37 PM
It's a JRPG I don't really expect them to have coherent plot progressions by default. CT's one of those games that's more interesting in theory. It kind of loses a lot of its interest when you realize that the only unique feature is the combo system, and that there's rarely a compelling reason to actually use combos (and that in a lot of cases, using combos over single attacks will guarantee a loss).
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Post by: Vanguard on April 10, 2011, 06:56:19 PM
I disagree. Chrono Trigger is great for a lot of reasons. Personally, the real treat is seeing the world at various stages of ruin. Even though the combo system isn't as well executed as it could've been, the great thing is that there are no penalties for not using it, whereas, in FFVIII for example, the draw system sucks because you have no other option.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on April 10, 2011, 08:16:50 PM
My problem with the combo system was that you're actually better off not using it. In other words you're sort of penalized for using it.

Also there's no compelling reason to draw in combat in FFVIII outside of getting a few GFs. All of the spells you really want, except for Aura, can be produced be card or item refining within the first hour of the game, and there's never really a compelling reason to cast any spells except for Aura.
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Post by: supersonic on April 11, 2011, 12:18:42 AM
Hyperdimension Neptunia: There's no timer, so it's hard to say how far in I am, but I'm at 63% event completion. I'm having fun, even though it's definitely a flawed game. The dungeons are short (thank God), but they do get tedious sometimes. However, the cutscenes, the great dub and the spectacular 2D graphics more than make up for it.

Legend of Heroes II Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch: I refuse to play TiTS untill we know for sure that part 2 and 3 are coming, so I'm playing through the old LoH trilogy instead. I'm really liking the second (first) game. It's a very charming traditional (*very traditional*) JRPG with a simple, but effective story, and a very basic, but relatively fun battle system (it sort of reminds me of Lunar). I like the characters and the fact that it's one of those games that really make you feel like you're on a grand journey. I'm on chapter 3 and really having fun. The translation is bad (there are some words missing here and there, typos, etc.), although it's not Wild Arms 2 bad or even Final Fantasy VII bad. I mean, you know exactly what's going on and it's even occasionally funny, but it's just sort of bland and without much flair most of the time. In general, though, I don't think it really detracts from my enjoyment of the game. I'm definitely going to play through A Tear of Vermillion and the third game sooner rather than later.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 11, 2011, 02:51:03 AM
Since this afternoon I apparently managed to put 8.5 hours into Mass Effect 2. I don't know if I'm addicted, insane, or both.

I still have a few more characters to recruit, and then everybody and their mother's loyalty mission plus the DLC. Other than Overlord, which I just finished. Being a completionist this may be a while yet.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on April 11, 2011, 03:07:10 AM
I don't understand the argument that using the combo system in CT is worse than not using it. Slurp Kiss is an awesome heal-all spell and costs close to nothing. Some bosses require combo skills to beat them more effectively (Giga Gaia for instance, I always use Falcon Hit to get both of his hands at the same time). I dunno, maybe for grunts, using combos aren't necessary, but they were just fun to use too. Why would you NOT wanna use them?
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Post by: kyuusei on April 11, 2011, 03:17:37 AM
Agreed. I see nothing wrong with the combos in CT. If it's because they take up two or three characters' turns - well, that's why they're so powerful, which makes up for it. The only single tech that compares to any triple tech is Chrono's Luminaire. I used the combos plenty without issue even when I played the game for the first time. Strange argument if you ask me.
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Post by: Annubis on April 11, 2011, 10:11:11 AM
Finished Suikoden 1 at 22 hours. I had to finish it within a week before giving it back, which was pretty easy with a FAQ.
I'm now restarting Suikoden 2 with an actual Suikoden 1 save.

It's true that it's nicer to play Suikoden 2 while knowing some of the cast's past. I'm enjoying the start a lot more now.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 11, 2011, 09:05:49 PM
I played way too much Dissidia 012 this weekend. I now have like 10 level 100s. Terra, Yuna, Laguna, Gabranth, Lightning, Tifa, Prishe, Gilgamesh, Cloud, and Zidane.
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Post by: Eusis on April 11, 2011, 11:19:12 PM
Legend of Heroes II Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch: I refuse to play TiTS untill we know for sure that part 2 and 3 are coming, so I'm playing through the old LoH trilogy instead. I'm really liking the second (first) game. It's a very charming traditional (*very traditional*) JRPG with a simple, but effective story, and a very basic, but relatively fun battle system (it sort of reminds me of Lunar). I like the characters and the fact that it's one of those games that really make you feel like you're on a grand journey. I'm on chapter 3 and really having fun. The translation is bad (there are some words missing here and there, typos, etc.), although it's not Wild Arms 2 bad or even Final Fantasy VII bad. I mean, you know exactly what's going on and it's even occasionally funny, but it's just sort of bland and without much flair most of the time. In general, though, I don't think it really detracts from my enjoyment of the game. I'm definitely going to play through A Tear of Vermillion and the third game sooner rather than later.

Part of the reason this was blasted was also because of the change in the combat system, though that's a complaint from long time Falcom fans and those that played the PSP version of Moonlight Witch (apparently the other two games had the same battle engine on both shores, but not on the PC). And the problem with not getting Trails in the Sky (assuming you didn't buy it then decided to wait on actually starting it anyway) is that it's something of a potential catch 22: they won't localize the other games unless the first one's a success, but it won't be a success if everyone doesn't buy it in favor of waiting on the sequels! HOWEVER, do keep in mind all three are licensed by them, VA's done for all three, and the third game was made because of positive fan response to the first two. I can admittedly understand not wanting to get into 1 until 2's nearly out, but you'll only do yourself a disservice if you don't start at all until all 3 are out since 2 is supposed to complete the story.

Anyways! Today's the day that P4 started, so I decided it was a good time to restart the game. Despite getting 7 hours in I didn't feel like I really made much progress, I was only about 2 weeks in and it was something like 4 or so hours of raw exposition, so that left about 2-3 hours of actually playing. Of course, that also means that my "restart" is still in the middle of plot exposition.
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Post by: supersonic on April 11, 2011, 11:39:59 PM
Just to clarify my post, I have the Limited Edition of Trails in the Sky right here on my shelf.
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Post by: Yoda on April 12, 2011, 11:52:05 PM
Been kinda busy. So got back into dead space tonight. On the marine ship and the bad guys are moving all fast and erratic. This part is freaky.

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3221/wiredvr6.gif)
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Post by: Darklight on April 13, 2011, 03:30:05 AM
20hrs into Eternal Sonata, had this game for ages and only started it last week. I'm enjoying it more then I thought I would. The Chopin related intermissions seem to repeat themselves a bit,,
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 13, 2011, 03:31:51 AM
20hrs into Eternal Sonata, had this game for ages and only started it last week. I'm enjoying it more then I thought I would. The Chopin related intermissions seem to repeat themselves a bit,,

I loved the art style and the story wasn't bad, but combat was ugh, repetitive and boring to me.
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Post by: Lard on April 13, 2011, 11:50:58 AM
Found a copy of Super Mario All Stars for Wii yesterday :D
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Post by: kyuusei on April 13, 2011, 06:48:11 PM
Lots of Mass Effect 2. Got all my teammates, told Ashley to piss off, did all the DLC except Arrival, bullied all the shops into giving me discounts, and currently going through loyalty missions. Oh and I just told the Council to shove it and punched a reporter.

I love renegade Jennifer Hale!Shepard. Only thing is I don't know who to romance.
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Post by: Aeolus on April 13, 2011, 07:25:56 PM
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Just had to go back for this. Namely to warn you to never play Chrono Cross.

I liked CC a hell of a lot more than CT, in the sense that I actually liked CC.

My problem with Chrono Cross is that the plot is either completely pointless or a massive clusterfuck wall of text. My playthrough of Radiant Historia makes me wish that it was Chrono Cross rather than Chrono Cross. You're actually stepping through time and dimensions and not for some silly reason like you've lost a fixed game and now must become a cat (through a lengthy and involved process) to unfix the game so that you can win a bet so that you can go to the bowels of the ship so that you can talk to an old man so that you can stage a rock opera so that you can wake a dragon and get one of six plot macguffins needed so that you can resume traveling between dimensions, but for reasons like getting stuck in an unwinnable scenario and having to travel back in time or to an alternate timeline to either pick up a skill or pass on a warning to get around the situation with a reduced amount of loses. Basically, there was rarely ever a point where you could even use the alternate timeline gimmick in Chrono Cross aside from getting one of your party members to meet with themselves and be like "Oh? Cool! Another me. Here you go me, have a lv7 tech.". Comically enough, the period where you need to do the most dimension traveling is at the very beginning where the plot wants you to visit the Blue Dragon Isle for a plot coupon that you don't even really need to begin with and that's back in your home dimension where you're from, that you could go back to at any time, and the place you had no real reason to leave again aside from helping some random stripper steal a juxtaposition from a catman.
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Post by: Dice on April 13, 2011, 08:13:18 PM
You're actually stepping through time and dimensions and not for some silly reason like you've lost a fixed game and now must become a cat (through a lengthy and involved process) to unfix the game so that you can win a bet so that you can go to the bowels of the ship so that you can talk to an old man so that you can stage a rock opera so that you can wake a dragon and get one of six plot macguffins needed so that you can resume traveling between dimensions....

God it's sad when you write it out like that...  I like everything about CC but that ^
Like you said, and I giggled at this, the game has you earning "plot coupons" to move on.  Only some points matter, and one BIG SPLOTCH OF A FUCKING DOT is the big key at the end to the "connect-the-dots" story the game is.

That, and I hated the Deus Ex Machina it throws at you.... a fucking joke-looking alien's space ship even advances the story.  I remember hating that, which led me to question the plot anything beyond the main part of it (the parts the matter... which were few and far between). 

... which reminds me, how exactly would you say CT's story progressed?  That one is almost as tricky at times.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on April 13, 2011, 10:22:05 PM
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That, and I hated the Deus Ex Machina it throws at you.... a fucking joke-looking alien's space ship even advances the story.

Chrono Trigger has you going back in time using a literal deus ex machina and replacing Crono with a carnival doll so that his heroic sacrifice never really happens.

I'm not saying CC's story wasn't dumb I'm just saying CT's wasn't any LESS dumb.
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Post by: Vanguard on April 13, 2011, 10:35:10 PM
I think the differnece is that CT makes it charmingly dumb, whereas CC is just retarded.
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Post by: Aeolus on April 13, 2011, 11:05:58 PM
Also CT's plot didn't hinge on a massive a self inflicted 30 Xanatos Pileup involving creating a whole archipelago and two different civilizations from two different ends of the timeline then throwing them together in two separate timelines so that the proper material needed to create a seventh element could appear as well as taking a--Welp. Even I can't remember all the specifics that went into that clusterfuck of an ending but sufficed to say it was the most horribly convoluted and circumstance dependent gambits of all time that involved creating and destroying at least two civilizations, and all for the sake of rescuing a single girl.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on April 13, 2011, 11:52:17 PM
30 Xanatos Pileup

TVtrope reffing should be the new Godwin's Law.
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Post by: Dice on April 14, 2011, 12:11:10 AM
30 Xanatos Pileup

TVtrope reffing should be the new Godwin's Law.

I could spend days on that site. 
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on April 14, 2011, 06:31:46 PM
When nothing is going on at work, I sometimes spent reading tropes for a while.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 14, 2011, 06:52:05 PM
CT's plot sure wasn't the greatest, but it was at least paced better, ie. no giant clusterfuck at the end.

Back on topic...

Still Mass Effect 2. I now have six loyal squadmates (killed the Thresher Maw!) and need to just work on the last four. I just wish the Kasumi DLC was longer. I never did change femShep out of her party outfit either...

Hoping I can get her to be 4/5 bars Renegade before I get back to the main story missions. And romance Garrus somebody.
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Post by: Lard on April 14, 2011, 07:12:20 PM
I picked up a brand spankin new copy of Sakura Wars for PS2 today. :D

The review swayed me, and I've had my eye on it for a while. All it took was a GST cheque burning a hole in my pocket!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on April 15, 2011, 03:28:53 PM
playing through dead space again trying to upgrade all the weapons i didn't use the 1st time. these things are a blast.

I'm going to try and get everything achievement wise. So after I get everything upgraded I'll start over on my impossible run.

The fucking part where you had to survive the asteroid bombardment w/ >50% hull strength was a damn bitch. I had to retry that quite a few times until I at least beat it. And when I beat it I passed by a wide margin. Game probably had some pity
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Post by: GrimReality on April 15, 2011, 04:57:37 PM
playing through dead space again trying to upgrade all the weapons i didn't use the 1st time. these things are a blast.

I'm going to try and get everything achievement wise. So after I get everything upgraded I'll start over on my impossible run.

The fucking part where you had to survive the asteroid bombardment w/ >50% hull strength was a damn bitch. I had to retry that quite a few times until I at least beat it. And when I beat it I passed by a wide margin. Game probably had some pity
Man, I remember that. Took me forEVER to get through it. I almost quit the game because of it. Like you, though, when I finally beat it, it was by a pretty big margin. Like I suddenly got awesome or something.
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Post by: D-Rider on April 15, 2011, 09:14:02 PM
I've been playing Samurai Warriors 2:  Empires a good bit lately.  I've always preferred the Empires versions of the Dynasty/Samurai Warrior games because they take slightly more brainpower than the others but you can still zone out and kill 2000 people in ten minutes if you wish. :P

And now for something on the far end of the spectrum, I've also been playing Demon's Souls again.  I wasn't ever able to really get into this game the last few times I tried, but it's clicking for me now.  I think it's because I've opted to spend all my souls on vitality so my dumb ass will live longer. :P  Three bosses down, two of which I had never even reached until now.  And I killed them on the first try, which was quite surprising. :P
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 15, 2011, 11:25:59 PM
Just bought Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. It actually seems a lot easier than I thought the first one was. Maybe I just have gotten better at action games though. Anyways when do i get to play as Ayane?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on April 16, 2011, 11:45:27 AM
Finished Yakuza 4 (there are still dozens of hours worth of sidequests and mini-games though). I want to write something that will do this game justice but I know I'll fall short so I'll just say this: if you own a PS3 buy this fucking game right the fuck now.
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Post by: Akanbe- on April 16, 2011, 03:02:46 PM
Just bought Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. It actually seems a lot easier than I thought the first one was. Maybe I just have gotten better at action games though. Anyways when do i get to play as Ayane?

What difficulty are you playing on?  Some of the tougher difficulties can be pretty difficult in my experience. As far as Ayane goes, you only get to play her for one level (which is somewhere in the early-middle of the game iirc)
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Post by: kyuusei on April 16, 2011, 03:13:44 PM
I got all the loyalty missions in ME2 over with. I'm trying to do as much side crap as possible so I can level/get tech/make sure everyone survives the suicide mission. 90% Renegade and still haven't managed to romance anyone - even in my Kasumi DLC getup. What the hell, Shepard.
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But I did manage to get Samara's daughter to take me home. Sexy blue aliens, anyone? Okay, so Samara had to kill her. BUT STILL.
I failed to get the geth trophies. Ugh.
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Post by: Hathen on April 16, 2011, 04:02:20 PM
I got Mr. Perfect in Megaman 10.

Gaze upon me.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 16, 2011, 04:12:42 PM
Just bought Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. It actually seems a lot easier than I thought the first one was. Maybe I just have gotten better at action games though. Anyways when do i get to play as Ayane?

What difficulty are you playing on?  Some of the tougher difficulties can be pretty difficult in my experience. As far as Ayane goes, you only get to play her for one level (which is somewhere in the early-middle of the game iirc)

I picked Acolyte for now. I assumed it was the normal and warrior was the hard. Now I'm starting to think Acolyte was the easy. I assumed easy was like in 1's where you unlocked it by dying a bunch on normal, but all in all I'm too lazy to start over on warrior since I'm already on chapter 8 and really want to unlock Ayane for team missions.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on April 16, 2011, 09:29:54 PM
I got Mr. Perfect in Megaman 10.

Gaze upon me.

If true: Nice fucking job

If lie: get fleeced
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on April 17, 2011, 03:03:38 AM
I got Mr. Perfect in Megaman 10.

Gaze upon me.

Good. Now do Megaman 9, Mr. Perfect.

That said, I finally have the accolades for the first three hero's sets in DQIX (along with VIII's set). Time to get cracking on the other 4(5?).
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Post by: Seultoria on April 17, 2011, 08:15:13 AM
Played about half an hour of Disgaea 4.
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Post by: Yoda on April 17, 2011, 12:36:23 PM
Inspired by that thread about a potential big PS series re-release I'm playing MGS1.

Does anyone remember if there's a way to slow walk? Using the analog or dpad all he does is run
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 17, 2011, 05:12:39 PM
Inspired by that thread about a potential big PS series re-release I'm playing MGS1.

Does anyone remember if there's a way to slow walk? Using the analog or dpad all he does is run

Read the manual.
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Post by: Yoda on April 17, 2011, 06:40:55 PM
Inspired by that thread about a potential big PS series re-release I'm playing MGS1.

Does anyone remember if there's a way to slow walk? Using the analog or dpad all he does is run

Read the manual.


Thanks
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 18, 2011, 12:37:34 AM
Alright, I couldn't pull the point of this thread out by the title or OP. So from what it looks like, this is the Tell Us About What You're Playing Thread? Is it? Am I wrong? Will I be hated for this post?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 18, 2011, 12:42:46 AM
So from what it looks like, this is the Tell Us About What You're Playing Thread? Is it?

I have no idea, I just talk about boobs on this thread.

Am I wrong?

Yes

Will I be hated for this post?

The rest of the forum goers are now grabbing pitchforks as I type this. Me, I'm just making a vanilla cream pie, so you wont have to worry about me.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 18, 2011, 12:44:18 AM
So from what it looks like, this is the Tell Us About What You're Playing Thread? Is it?

I have no idea, I just talk about boobs on this thread.

Am I wrong?

Yes

Will I be hated for this post?

The rest of the forum goers are now grabbing pitchforks as I type this. Me, I'm just making a vanilla cream pie, so you wont have to worry about me.

This is a new and scary forum. Why can't we just talk about what games we're playing right now? And boobs too, DPK. Boobs can be nice on occasion.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on April 18, 2011, 12:48:17 AM
So from what it looks like, this is the Tell Us About What You're Playing Thread? Is it?

I have no idea, I just talk about boobs on this thread.

Am I wrong?

Yes

Will I be hated for this post?

The rest of the forum goers are now grabbing pitchforks as I type this. Me, I'm just making a vanilla cream pie, so you wont have to worry about me.

This is a new and scary forum. Why can't we just talk about what games we're playing right now? And boobs too, DPK. Boobs can be nice on occasion.

Talking about games is what the Game Journal is for.  This is for REEEL LAAIFE stuff.  Though it can involve "I sat on my ass and played games", you could probably also mention what you ate (Star/Yoda), philosphy and self and other loathing (Mesh), disturbing job stories (Leyv) or the lack of life you have because you study all the goddamn time (several of us, I'm sure, but I count myself here as well).
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 18, 2011, 12:54:00 AM
Talking about games is what the Game Journal is for.  This is for REEEL LAAIFE stuff.  Though it can involve "I sat on my ass and played games", you could probably also mention what you ate (Star/Yoda), philosphy and self and other loathing (Mesh), disturbing job stories (Leyv) or the lack of life you have because you study all the goddamn time (several of us, I'm sure, but I count myself here as well).

Awesome. Now if only I played something OTHER than Xenosaga this weekend... I played a few minutes of Oregon Trail in hopes that the person I named after my Indian friend would get dysentery.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on April 18, 2011, 04:15:31 AM
Don't know about you guys, but I prefer to talk games here and save all the other shit for What's the Haps? and those threads.

Just beat Mass Effect 2. I want to do an Insanity run. Being a male Paragon was my original 2nd-run goal but Renegade femShep is just too tempting.

Again. And this time, I go for the Archangel.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 18, 2011, 06:59:23 AM
So from what it looks like, this is the Tell Us About What You're Playing Thread? Is it?

I have no idea, I just talk about boobs on this thread.

Am I wrong?

Yes

Will I be hated for this post?

The rest of the forum goers are now grabbing pitchforks as I type this. Me, I'm just making a vanilla cream pie, so you wont have to worry about me.

This is a new and scary forum. Why can't we just talk about what games we're playing right now? And boobs too, DPK. Boobs can be nice on occasion.

Talking about games is what the Game Journal is for.  This is for REEEL LAAIFE stuff.  Though it can involve "I sat on my ass and played games", you could probably also mention what you ate (Star/Yoda), philosphy and self and other loathing (Mesh), disturbing job stories (Leyv) or the lack of life you have because you study all the goddamn time (several of us, I'm sure, but I count myself here as well).

I'm confused. I thought this was the Game Journal? I never talk about food here, I miss the Food Thread. The food thread was awesome. It made me hungry. Gah! See what you have done? Now i'm talking about food in the Game Journal. Vile trickery!!

On topic: I've being playing Final Fantasy Tactics for the first time (So sue me) these past couple of days. It's really fun actually but my god it is hard. You are always out numbered, the random encounters level up with you and it's annoying when you cast a spell on an enemy and the enemy moves next to a bunch of your units when you are charging the spell and you end up killing half your team!

Other things I have learned whilst playing Final Fantasy Tactics: The Archers "Concentrate" skill does not stack with the Theifs "Steal" skills, so it was a waste of time gathering all that JP for him.

Do not name your White Mage after your little sister, because you will be traumatized when she dies.

Do not try and have all your mages as males and all your fighters as females. The game does not appreciate that.
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Post by: Yoda on April 18, 2011, 12:15:39 PM
FFT is one of the few games I had fun doing excessive grinding in.

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Post by: Akanbe- on April 18, 2011, 04:58:00 PM
Trying to play Grandia 2, but damn it's hard when you have to put up with 15 FPS in towns, no skippable scenes, and super slow text (that can only be fast-forwarded sometimes).  I like older games, but damn this is more annoying than anything I've ever replayed.
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Post by: John on April 18, 2011, 05:00:32 PM
On topic: I've being playing Final Fantasy Tactics for the first time (So sue me) these past couple of days. It's really fun actually but my god it is hard. You are always out numbered, the random encounters level up with you and it's annoying when you cast a spell on an enemy and the enemy moves next to a bunch of your units when you are charging the spell and you end up killing half your team!

Final Fantasy Tactics scales specifically to the level of Ramza.  You can grind the hell out of the people you have with you and just make sure Ramza stays the hell away and you will have easier battles.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 18, 2011, 05:04:45 PM
On topic: I've being playing Final Fantasy Tactics for the first time (So sue me) these past couple of days. It's really fun actually but my god it is hard. You are always out numbered, the random encounters level up with you and it's annoying when you cast a spell on an enemy and the enemy moves next to a bunch of your units when you are charging the spell and you end up killing half your team!

Final Fantasy Tactics scales specifically to the level of Ramza.  You can grind the hell out of the people you have with you and just make sure Ramza stays the hell away and you will have easier battles.

I did not realize that! Thank you!

Take a seat Ramza.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 18, 2011, 05:58:19 PM
I've been playing the hell out of Knights in the Nightmare and Xenosaga Ep. 1, even though I have Radiant Historia and Mass Effect to beat (similar games in my mind, I guess). I feel so dirty.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 19, 2011, 03:55:51 AM
Picked up New Vegas today glad to see that my new wasteland courier which I named Sharon Cox wont run into severe freezing problems like my last character (back when i rented it at release) did in her quest to deliver to and receive goods from the denizens of the Mojave. This is the first time I'm actually trying not to play a good character. I'm gonna rob the entire wasteland blind, fuck them, and rob them again XD.
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Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on April 19, 2011, 08:14:50 AM
Since I'm done exams, I grabbed Portal 2 last night and pulled an all-nighter. Beat it in one sitting, and all I can say is:

SO. FUCKING. WORTH IT.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on April 20, 2011, 01:15:19 AM
Finished Eternal Sonata and fell asleep during the ending FMV, woke up at 4:30 AM ;)  Hopefully you can watch the ending credits again after finishing

Starting Yakuza 4 after seeing the feedback here, Also getting into Enchanted arms, and will unwrap tactics ogre for the saturn
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on April 20, 2011, 02:48:51 AM
So from what it looks like, this is the Tell Us About What You're Playing Thread? Is it?

I have no idea, I just talk about boobs on this thread.

Am I wrong?

Yes

Will I be hated for this post?

The rest of the forum goers are now grabbing pitchforks as I type this. Me, I'm just making a vanilla cream pie, so you wont have to worry about me.

This is a new and scary forum. Why can't we just talk about what games we're playing right now? And boobs too, DPK. Boobs can be nice on occasion.

Talking about games is what the Game Journal is for.  This is for REEEL LAAIFE stuff.  Though it can involve "I sat on my ass and played games", you could probably also mention what you ate (Star/Yoda), philosphy and self and other loathing (Mesh), disturbing job stories (Leyv) or the lack of life you have because you study all the goddamn time (several of us, I'm sure, but I count myself here as well).

I'm confused. I thought this was the Game Journal? I never talk about food here, I miss the Food Thread. The food thread was awesome. It made me hungry. Gah! See what you have done? Now i'm talking about food in the Game Journal. Vile trickery!!

On topic: I've being playing Final Fantasy Tactics for the first time (So sue me) these past couple of days. It's really fun actually but my god it is hard. You are always out numbered, the random encounters level up with you and it's annoying when you cast a spell on an enemy and the enemy moves next to a bunch of your units when you are charging the spell and you end up killing half your team!

Other things I have learned whilst playing Final Fantasy Tactics: The Archers "Concentrate" skill does not stack with the Theifs "Steal" skills, so it was a waste of time gathering all that JP for him.

Do not name your White Mage after your little sister, because you will be traumatized when she dies.

Do not try and have all your mages as males and all your fighters as females. The game does not appreciate that.

I blame it on the lack of a name truly befitting the gaming journal thread.

Also do not believe the lies of KeeperX. Ronsenburg lives! Enemies scale based on your level, elsewise there's absolutely no penalty to using the game's "I WIN!" button as soon as it's handed to you and never looking back (aside from lack of JP (but collecting crystals does mitigate that by a good margin)). Concentrate is awesome for other things but Steal prefers Martial Arts as well as a high brave score and patience (Sleep and Stop are your friends as well). Also don't bother stealing much outside of Chapter 4 (because there's hardly anything worth it until then anyways).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Kstar on April 20, 2011, 03:40:06 AM
I finished Dragon Age II.  You know, for me, I got attached to the characters, I know some who played it might have not preferred them, but I thought they were solid.  They also weren't one-dimensional; they had layers, and I'll even confess to getting fed up with them on certain issues and points.  To me, that's realistic, though.  This game was very quest heavy, I noticed it not being such an issue once I got past Act I, but I could see where it would turn people off entering into the game.  I must say, I'm disappointed that Varric wasn't a romance option, he was total win in this game - my comic relief.  I also really dug the sister dynamic with Bethany; it's a shame she doesn't play a larger role in this game.  As for the ending, a bit anti-climatic, but not all journeys are going to be "epic."  You can't deny that lead in to the third game, though.  I think if BioWare can succeed in finding a better balance for the hardcore and casual player, they can make a solid third game.   
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: John on April 20, 2011, 05:14:35 PM
Also do not believe the lies of KeeperX. Ronsenburg lives! Enemies scale based on your level, elsewise there's absolutely no penalty to using the game's "I WIN!" button as soon as it's handed to you and never looking back (aside from lack of JP (but collecting crystals does mitigate that by a good margin)).

I stated that levels scale - random encounters and non-story missions scale to Ramza's level.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on April 20, 2011, 05:37:45 PM
I finished Dragon Age II.  You know, for me, I got attached to the characters, I know some who played it might have not preferred them, but I thought they were solid.  They also weren't one-dimensional; they had layers, and I'll even confess to getting fed up with them on certain issues and points.  To me, that's realistic, though.  This game was very quest heavy, I noticed it not being such an issue once I got past Act I, but I could see where it would turn people off entering into the game.  I must say, I'm disappointed that Varric wasn't a romance option, he was total win in this game - my comic relief.  I also really dug the sister dynamic with Bethany; it's a shame she doesn't play a larger role in this game.  As for the ending, a bit anti-climatic, but not all journeys are going to be "epic."  You can't deny that lead in to the third game, though.  I think if BioWare can succeed in finding a better balance for the hardcore and casual player, they can make a solid third game.   

I once saw a comic that pointed out a number things that BioWare could learn from... well, itself. Mass Effect did a lot of great things that the Dragon Age team could learn from, and vice versa. If ME2 is any indication, they can very well find that balance and make something fantastic out of it.

Admittedly, a lot of these comments are eerily similar to things I've said about ME2. I wish Joker was a romance option, Seth Green cracks me up beyond belief. Then again, he was too busy flirting with the ship so I kinda get it. I wish you got to find out more about Kasumi. She had a great DLC, she was an interesting character but there could have been more to her and her story. There were definitely a lot of sidequests, but the only ones that got tiring were the Hammerhead (Firewalker) missions - besides Overlord, which was fun. I enjoyed the loyalty missions and DLC though, yes, even Arrival.

One thing I really loved? It had an epic ending AND it leads very nicely into Mass Effect 3 whether you got the Paragon or Renegade ending.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 21, 2011, 02:12:52 AM
I am now the Queen of New Vegas. Bow before my vanilla flavored glory.
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Post by: OkamiGeisha on April 21, 2011, 03:04:31 PM

On topic: I've being playing Final Fantasy Tactics for the first time (So sue me) these past couple of days. It's really fun actually but my god it is hard. You are always out numbered, the random encounters level up with you and it's annoying when you cast a spell on an enemy and the enemy moves next to a bunch of your units when you are charging the spell and you end up killing half your team!

 

Me too, PSP version which is supposed to be the harder Japan version.  I lost a white mage with curaga and arise at the end of chapter two and deceided not to reset.  I don't like the permanent death thing at all!  I'm not advancing until I have a full team with auto-potion.  It would be better if your classes leveled up together, like Valkyria Chronicles.  But it's an awesome games despite being kinda sadistic.   
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Post by: Adapheon on April 21, 2011, 07:21:57 PM
I'm playing through Portal 2. Just amazing. That's all I can say.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 21, 2011, 07:26:33 PM
I'm playing through Portal 2. Just amazing. That's all I can say.

If anyone posts any spoilers about this game, I'm reporting them.

I'm playing Mass Effect. Glas to finally get back to it.
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Post by: Yoda on April 22, 2011, 11:25:54 AM
I'm playing the impossible setting on Dead Space to get the last achievement (and I really love this game).

Well I'm on level two in the research room where a ton of baddies come out. One puked on me twice and I was dead. This is pretty much the 3rd playthrough of this game for me and the 1st I've seen that attack. wtf
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Post by: Aeolus on April 22, 2011, 08:34:42 PM
Portal 2 Spoilers
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I have not played Portal 2
To make this into something other than a joke post....


Also do not believe the lies of KeeperX. Ronsenburg lives! Enemies scale based on your level, elsewise there's absolutely no penalty to using the game's "I WIN!" button as soon as it's handed to you and never looking back (aside from lack of JP (but collecting crystals does mitigate that by a good margin)).

I stated that levels scale - random encounters and non-story missions scale to Ramza's level.

What I was trying to say was that levels do scale but based only upon your highest leveled character. If Ramza is the highest leveled member of your party then the random scrubs will scale to him, if your Cross-Dressing, Tomboy Time Mage is your highest leveled character then enemies scale based on her level, and if your Teleporting, Draw Out slinging Wizard that permanently got turned into a Molborl before getting permanently turned into an unbelieving chicken frog statue was the highest level at the start of the fight then the enemies scale with her.

What's really important to know is that unless you're a monster levels mean nearly jack squat.
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Post by: Kstar on April 23, 2011, 05:59:52 PM
Started Red Dead Redemption.  I am addicted.  Bonnie is awesome.  The only thing I hate is herding cattle, but everything else has been such a rich experience that I regret not getting around to it until now. I'm totally swept up in the atmosphere.  
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Post by: PaleRobbie on April 24, 2011, 12:23:19 AM
RDR was easily my favorite game of last year.  Such an incredible experience.  Don't worry too much about cattle herding, as you only do it a few times over the course of the whole game.  

I'm going to try my best to finish The Witcher this week so I can safely play the next game.  I love the storytelling and moral dilemmas, but I can't stand the combat system.  Looks like the more action-oriented approach in the sequel will be right up my alley.  Other than that, I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire for the first time, and I adore it!  Seriously, those looking for fantasy with a harder edge and more political intrigue will love this series.  I'm midway through the second book and I haven't been this enthralled with a world and its inhabitants in a long time.  I honestly care about these characters, and that is extremely rare for me. 
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Post by: supersonic on April 24, 2011, 01:19:08 AM
Yep, the books are really, really good. Are all of them available in English these days? I read them all in Polish quite a while ago and I don't really remember them all that well, I wouldn't mind reading them again in English now.
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Post by: Aeolus on April 24, 2011, 04:17:54 AM
So does anybody know how the losses count goes up in TitS? It didn't go up when I used an in battle reset, nor did it go up a second time when I was brought down low enough to have the battle music change, and I know I've had more than one person knocked out as well. So if there's any explanation as to why there's a 1 in the losses total that is mocking me, let me know.
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Post by: Yggdrasil on April 24, 2011, 04:42:45 AM
After you're done with Red Dead Redemption Kstar make sure you play the Undead Nightmare! Such a great expansion to an already great game. :)
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 24, 2011, 11:24:25 AM
So I introduced a friend to Yggdra Union. It's taken me many weeks to play through up to Chapter 7. Took him 4 days.
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Post by: Kstar on April 24, 2011, 06:56:17 PM
After you're done with Red Dead Redemption Kstar make sure you play the Undead Nightmare! Such a great expansion to an already great game. :)

Oh yes, can you believe I owned both the expansion and RDR and just started playing now?  But, by how much I like RDR and have a love for zombie shooting, I think there's no way I'm missing out on Undead Nightmare!  Still, playing RDR and loving every minute of it! 

Also, restarted the first Mass Effect.  Let's get this party started. :-)
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 24, 2011, 11:37:58 PM
I've been playing various games over the weekend. NFS Shift 2 is one of the most enjoyable racers I've played in some time and I may have to pick it up once I renew my Gold membership on Xbox. Dungeon Hunter on the PS3 is pretty good too. It's no Torchlight but it does have online co-op.  Portal 2 is also great but it's getting complicated on chapter 3(at least for my feeble mind). Finally, Mortal Kombat is really impressive as well. The sheer amount of content is crazy.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 25, 2011, 04:30:24 AM
Started Demons Souls again for the 3rd time without finishing it. My only problem with this game is that you have to fucking pay attention to it or get your ass kicked. My attention span timed out after about 11 bosses the last time. Also started Megaman Legends 2 again.
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Post by: Yoda on April 25, 2011, 09:14:25 AM
A game you have that you have to pay attention to? No fair!

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Post by: Bytor on April 25, 2011, 06:59:41 PM
Cursing my way through Star Ocean: The Last Hope on PS3 (I have to be, based on what I've read, the only person that despises the battle system), playing Jeanne D'Arc on PSP and Okami on PS2. I seldom buy new games so I'm pretty much always "a day late" lol.
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Post by: Dice on April 26, 2011, 12:12:43 AM
A game you have that you have to pay attention to? No fair!



I know how she feels.  Thank god for Xenosaga and MGS4.  I loved napping in between play periods.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 26, 2011, 12:18:11 AM
A game you have that you have to pay attention to? No fair!



I know how she feels.  Thank god for Xenosaga and MGS4.  I loved napping in between play periods.

I could never pay attention to a game like that. I multitask like nothing you've ever seen before.
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Post by: Yoda on April 26, 2011, 12:53:04 AM
for the first time since hooking up my 360 to a damn great 40" hdtv have I put in ME2....


So happy right now
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 26, 2011, 12:56:16 AM
for the first time since hooking up my 360 to a damn great 40" hdtv have I put in ME2....


So happy right now

Imagine this, but when I was 10 and put in Sonic the HEdgeog and saw the opening scene. That's also how I felt the entire way through FFXIII.
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Post by: Yoda on April 26, 2011, 01:00:39 AM
I'm staring at the galaxy map screen... but the whole "song" isn't playing. What gives?

me2 galaxy map screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1fJoBDP6Fo
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Post by: Dice on April 26, 2011, 08:25:27 PM
I'm staring at the galaxy map screen... but the whole "song" isn't playing. What gives?

me2 galaxy map screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1fJoBDP6Fo

It feels like Thomas Newman jumped on a video game train.  ... I dig.

I'm back on Tales of Eternia.  I beat secret boss Valkyrie with relative ease.  But I'm a pussy to face Cless and Arche in the arena.. =(
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Post by: MeshGearFox on April 26, 2011, 08:53:11 PM
I'm staring at the galaxy map screen... but the whole "song" isn't playing. What gives?

me2 galaxy map screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1fJoBDP6Fo

Oh my god this is the best song ever.
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Post by: Vanguard on April 27, 2011, 10:32:58 AM
Been playing Pokemon HGSS to get certain moves bred on Scizor for my Bug team in White. It is taking a long time.
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Post by: CDFN on April 27, 2011, 06:50:10 PM
Grabbed a copy of Crysis 2 to test my rig, playing on highest settings at 1920x1080 and it runs smooth as silk. Feels good.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 28, 2011, 12:55:39 PM
Obsessed with Mortal Kombat right now.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 28, 2011, 12:59:43 PM
Obsessed with Mortal Kombat right now.

Make that 2.


I love Smoke's new look.
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Post by: Yoda on April 28, 2011, 04:05:18 PM
I'm staring at the galaxy map screen... but the whole "song" isn't playing. What gives?

me2 galaxy map screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1fJoBDP6Fo

Oh my god this is the best song ever.

It is. In case you haven't played ME games:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJDVhCjm4Yg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWW-hJbzhSU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG7NtjBSEEE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_5sm0DbTA8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWlgX9YiEyE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHkBFymRiOs&feature=related
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Post by: GrimReality on April 28, 2011, 04:07:04 PM
Dead Space 2 refuses to end. I keep thinking that things are about to be wrapped up, and then something happens, and the game just keeps moving forward. I'm around 15 hrs now, which is a lot for this type of game. Yes, even for me. I'm enjoying it, but am ready to move on. My PSP looks pissed.
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Post by: eXaX on April 28, 2011, 05:29:55 PM
Dead Space 2 refuses to end. I keep thinking that things are about to be wrapped up, and then something happens, and the game just keeps moving forward. I'm around 15 hrs now, which is a lot for this type of game. Yes, even for me. I'm enjoying it, but am ready to move on. My PSP looks pissed.
Wow, 15 hours? I usually take my time going through games (hell, it took me 55 hours just to get to the end-game of FFVII (meaning before fighting Sephiroth in the crater)) but I burned through Dead Space 2 in 9 hours or so. Either way, DS2 is pretty awesome game honestly so it shouldn't be a problem :D

Moving on, just finished Killzone 3 and Portal 2 today. Portal 2 is (unsurprisingly) awesome. It will be interesting to see what happens but knowing Valve I won't find out until 2015. And wow, Killzone 3. The graphics are ridiculously good and the gameplay is more than solid. For some reason I love the control scheme and the "feel" of the combat in Killzone 2-3 - for pure action it's brilliant. The story and characters are sorely lacking of course, not that the story is bad per se, but rather how it's portrayed is ineffective and cliché. I still believe it's worth it though.
Also finished The 3rd Birthday. Had gotten to the 5.chapter and stopped until I read a massive spoiler for the story on the Wikipedia page (in general info at the top of the page). Seriously, people who do that should be taken to the streets and shot but it prompted me to finish it. Personally I really liked it. I'll definitely be completing it again and trying to unlock everything. Loved the colors in it...
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Post by: Bytor on April 28, 2011, 08:24:04 PM
Finished Star Ocean: The Last Hope, don't think I've ever enjoyed a game so much in the beginning and then was soooo ready for it to be over by the end. Started NIER last night and after being off work today and logging @5 hrs I have to say so far I'm really enjoying this game!
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Post by: kyuusei on April 28, 2011, 09:23:07 PM
I'm staring at the galaxy map screen... but the whole "song" isn't playing. What gives?

me2 galaxy map screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1fJoBDP6Fo

...

Brb, starting my Insanity run of ME2.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 29, 2011, 04:59:43 AM
Thinking of picking up Nocturne again. Should I?
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Post by: Darklight on April 29, 2011, 05:20:55 AM
Finished Yakuza 4, what a great title, story is a bit different.

Starting enchanted arms on 360
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on April 29, 2011, 08:25:43 AM
Thinking of picking up Nocturne again. Should I?

No, you should mail it to me.
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Post by: Yoda on April 29, 2011, 09:49:53 AM
I'm playing ME1 after a long time and having played a lot of games in between.  This game is still fun as hell and I think people were way too hard on the action element. I resumed an old save right at the end near Ilos
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Post by: Alisha on April 29, 2011, 10:13:43 AM
just got super robot taisen ZETO! TWO! in the mail. the graphics are amazing on the psp screen. if you can imagine a game like fire emblem but with guilty gear quality sprites your just about there. so far i think kallen from code geass is a beast even in her Glasgow. shes sure to be a monster once i get the Gurren mark II! also setsuna from gundam 00 is a monster. once per turn if he kills someone he can move again....
also i picked up phantasy star portable 2 and dissidia um 2? havent tried dissidia yet but psp2 is pretty sweet its a huge improvement from the last psu game i played on ps2.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 29, 2011, 02:57:42 PM
just got super robot taisen ZETO! TWO! in the mail. the graphics are amazing on the psp screen. if you can imagine a game like fire emblem but with guilty gear quality sprites your just about there. so far i think kallen from code geass is a beast even in her Glasgow. shes sure to be a monster once i get the Gurren mark II! also setsuna from gundam 00 is a monster. once per turn if he kills someone he can move again....
also i picked up phantasy star portable 2 and dissidia um 2? havent tried dissidia yet but psp2 is pretty sweet its a huge improvement from the last psu game i played on ps2.

PSP 2 is one of my favorite PSP games, and it even has online, though I don't use online much cause you need to keep your PSP updated with firmware, and my PSP screen is cracked so I have to plug it in to my tv, and for some retarded reason you can't update firmware while it's displaying on a TV. So i have to blind install that shit :/ Anyways, I love all the character customization options it gives. You can play, and look however you want. My last character was a loli beast vanguard.
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Post by: Vanguard on April 29, 2011, 03:11:34 PM
More Pokemon nonsense. I wonder when I'll get sick of it.
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Post by: D-Rider on April 29, 2011, 08:32:24 PM
I realize I'm way the fuck behind on this, but I picked up a copy of Professor Layton and the Curious Village the other day.  I have quickly come to the realization that I am, in fact, really fucking stupid.
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Post by: Azrael on April 29, 2011, 10:50:46 PM
After finally hunting down the complete Xenosaga series I intend to finally play the entire series. I already beat ep. 1 and played through half of ep.2 before I kind of gave up on gaming, but after getting a PS2 again I've been eager to give it a go. Didn't realize ep. 3 was this rare and expensive used but in the end I'm happy to have the series. I really just started playing ep 1 and have been working through the intro sequence on the Woglinde. I remember really enjoying ep 1 and I hope I do this time as well.
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Post by: Aeolus on April 30, 2011, 02:45:00 PM
just got super robot taisen ZETO! TWO! in the mail. the graphics are amazing on the psp screen. if you can imagine a game like fire emblem but with guilty gear quality sprites your just about there. so far i think kallen from code geass is a beast even in her Glasgow. shes sure to be a monster once i get the Gurren mark II! also setsuna from gundam 00 is a monster. once per turn if he kills someone he can move again....
also i picked up phantasy star portable 2 and dissidia um 2? havent tried dissidia yet but psp2 is pretty sweet its a huge improvement from the last psu game i played on ps2.

Yeah, Kallen easily turns into a wrecking ball, but then again it doesn't take much for any of the main pilots to turn into a wrecking balls, especially once they start getting their ace bonuses. Plus I kinda prefer Chirico at this point (let him take a hit then watch him proceed to walk through the remainder of that stage turning everything around him into a fine red mist). Also, let me know when you start fighting those dimensional beasts, fun times indeed. Fun fact: This is hilarious (http://i.imgur.com/L2r0S.jpg)(look for where Japan is then look again).

By the way, which specialty did you take the Original down. Melee or Ranged?
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Post by: Alisha on April 30, 2011, 03:15:05 PM
i cant believe Chirico gets prevail lvl 9 at such a low level...

i fought the dimensional beasts and this big bull thing raped the original guy. i picked the top choice wich i believe is shot but his melee and shot are still equal.

that map is funny. 2 japans.appearently the Code Geass one was warped in from another dimension some years ago. just got the macross F units and so far they suck ass comapred to L.

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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 30, 2011, 06:23:42 PM
Roughly halfway through the story mode in MK.  Some of the " you vs. team" fights are super frustrating until you can find a pattern or move set to exploit. Addictive as hell though.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 30, 2011, 07:13:33 PM
Me, my boyfriend and my little sister speed stomped our way throughout the MK story. So, so good.
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Post by: Lazlowe1984 on May 01, 2011, 08:50:38 PM
Currently playing the Sims 3.

Wish I had an interesting life like a sim.Wish I could get work as a criminal while looking through the newspaper.
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Post by: Aeolus on May 02, 2011, 08:31:37 AM
Currently playing the Sims 3.

Wish I had an interesting life like a sim.Wish I could get work as a criminal while looking through the newspaper.

Wish that you would go home to find your home is now a 10ft x 10ft box fully stuffed shoulder to shoulder with smelly naked homeless men and unchanged babies, and the door behind you just disappeared? Wish that a bunch of dumpsters and Boom-Boxes blasting at max would magically show up right outside of your home? Wish that your home's toilet disappeared? Wish that at the last vestiges of your health bar that the oven catches on fire and burns the whole mess down?

What can I say? I get pretty sadistic when playing The Sims?
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Post by: Bytor on May 02, 2011, 08:40:48 AM
HAHAHA, that reminds me of the SimCity days, my friend and I would spend all weekend building a huge city and then turn off catastrophic weather control and watch it being abolished, thus admitted absolutely horrible in real life but man it was fun in the game!
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on May 02, 2011, 09:31:16 AM
So, I decided to pop Demon's Souls back in. I BEAT ANOTHER DEMON. Oh god.......I'm back to being addicted to THIS.
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Post by: CDFN on May 02, 2011, 01:26:23 PM
Yeah, beating an arch demon gives you a ton of morale, you feel like you can do anything. It wont last long though, believe me.

Finished Crysis 2, a very solid shooter with the bonus of being incredibly beautiful. It isn't goty material but it's cool.
Speaking of goty material, Portal 2 is next.
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Post by: Bytor on May 02, 2011, 04:56:01 PM
At the halfway point in Nier, and so far I must say I am very, very impressed.Very fun game and I'm already way over any graphical issiues because the story and game play are, IMO, fantastic.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 02, 2011, 09:42:07 PM
I saw Nier for 20 bucks at GS is it worth it?
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 02, 2011, 09:43:59 PM
I saw Nier for 20 bucks at GS is it worth it?

From what I hear? HELL YES GET IT RIGHT NOW WHY DON'T YOU HAVE IT ALREADY? It's really high on my list of must buys, right after SMT:N but before Persona 4.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 02, 2011, 10:21:50 PM
I saw Nier for 20 bucks at GS is it worth it?

but before Persona 4.

Fucking blasphemy!
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Post by: Bytor on May 02, 2011, 10:36:12 PM
I saw Nier for 20 bucks at GS is it worth it?

but before Persona 4.

Fucking blasphemy!

HAHAHAHA, yeah, it is certainly worth it, I think it's an awesome game, not perfect but serious fun....BUT...it's no Persona... ;)
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 02, 2011, 10:56:29 PM
I saw Nier for 20 bucks at GS is it worth it?

but before Persona 4.

Fucking blasphemy!

HAHAHAHA, yeah, it is certainly worth it, I think it's an awesome game, not perfect but serious fun....BUT...it's no Persona... ;)

It seemed like it would be a more worthy investment than Persona 4... That and it'd probably be cheaper and easier to find.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 02, 2011, 11:22:21 PM
I saw Nier for 20 bucks at GS is it worth it?

but before Persona 4.

Fucking blasphemy!

HAHAHAHA, yeah, it is certainly worth it, I think it's an awesome game, not perfect but serious fun....BUT...it's no Persona... ;)

It seemed like it would be a more worthy investment than Persona 4... That and it'd probably be cheaper and easier to find.

I was just kidding. Persona 4 is my favorite game of all time so I like to joke about putting anything above it as being blasphemy.

As for Nier it might be a good pick up for me seeing as I'm low on cash these days and 20 dollar games have been what I've been buying mainly. Shit's expensive these days so it's good to be frugal.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on May 03, 2011, 03:28:06 AM
I saw Nier for 20 bucks at GS is it worth it?

WHY THE HELL ARE VIDEO GAMES SO BLOODY CHEAP IN YOUR COUNTRY!?

Anyway, I slew another demon in Demon's Souls, because I'M UNSTOPPABLE. HAHAHAHAHA!
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Post by: CDFN on May 03, 2011, 04:58:21 AM



I was just kidding. Persona 4 is my favorite game of all time so I like to joke about putting anything above it as being blasphemy.

 

Great minds think alike. Well, except for the part where you're hesitating to buy Nier. Do it!!!
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Post by: GrimReality on May 03, 2011, 09:39:27 AM
Seriously. Nier for $20? Go for it. I spent more time with that game than I ever thought I would. Not just playing it, but also thinking about it.

Friggin' Dead Space 2 just keeps going. I've been in Chapter 13 for awhile now. I think there's 2 more chapters after this! I thought the game was ending in Chapter 12. I'll have to ck my Dead Space 1 file, but this feels a lot longer. I readily admit to playing games slower than other people, but I'm kinda ready for this to be done.

edit! My son, quite ecstatically, beat Pokemon Heartgold yesterday. He played that thing over a 100 hrs. Insane.
He got Chrono Trigger in his Easter basket, so he'll be playing that next.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on May 03, 2011, 12:08:27 PM
I'm slowly progressing through Pokemon Black. Just reached the town after the electric cave. I'm loving my newly acquired Lucky Egg which makes life easier.

Also, got Heavy Rain and 999 in the mail via Gamefly, so I'm looking forward to starting those up.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 03, 2011, 12:21:23 PM
Portal 2. It's... all I've been playing. I have no regrets.
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Post by: Vanguard on May 03, 2011, 12:27:34 PM
Seriously. Nier for $20? Go for it. I spent more time with that game than I ever thought I would. Not just playing it, but also thinking about it.

Friggin' Dead Space 2 just keeps going. I've been in Chapter 13 for awhile now. I think there's 2 more chapters after this! I thought the game was ending in Chapter 12. I'll have to ck my Dead Space 1 file, but this feels a lot longer. I readily admit to playing games slower than other people, but I'm kinda ready for this to be done.

edit! My son, quite ecstatically, beat Pokemon Heartgold yesterday. He played that thing over a 100 hrs. Insane.
He got Chrono Trigger in his Easter basket, so he'll be playing that next.

I have 175 hours on White. I'm still playing, though it has slowed down lately.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 03, 2011, 12:51:10 PM
WOW, and I thought I spent a lot of time on Disgaea.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 03, 2011, 05:03:49 PM



I was just kidding. Persona 4 is my favorite game of all time so I like to joke about putting anything above it as being blasphemy.

 

Great minds think alike. Well, except for the part where you're hesitating to buy Nier. Do it!!!

Alright, It's on my list right after Season One of Queen's Blade which I'm picking up today. Should be able to put the 20 bucks together by next week. Anyways it better be damn good!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 03, 2011, 05:08:39 PM
It really is, at least IMO. It's one of the few games where I've even enjoyed doing the side quests, and I love the story as well, solid game play, and the dialogue is fantastically sarcastic and biting.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on May 03, 2011, 10:57:36 PM
Xenosaga I - Up to the part where I first see Jr. I really like Jr. and wish the game focused on him throughout. I'm really disliking Shion more this time around than I remember disliking her way back when. She is just such a poorly written character and I really hope they found a way to balance her out and make her less shitty in the next two games.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on May 03, 2011, 11:02:23 PM
Ok, stopped enchanted arms and started Yakuza 3 even though i've finished 4. I'm actually enjoying it and it seems to be almost exactly the same engine used for 4? It amazes me how many Umbrella's are in the water in Okinawa :)

Nier for $20? It's $50 2nd hand here
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on May 04, 2011, 12:23:31 PM
I really like Jr. and wish the game focused on him throughout.

You're gonna love episode 2.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on May 04, 2011, 02:15:04 PM
Yeah I played through a lot of ep 2 before. Pretty much right up till the end of disc 1 I think. I remember a fight with Albedo. I barely remember the story though which is why I decided to start from ep 1. Just plan to run through it fast as I can. I have to say that I do remember it being a bit more difficult but maybe I'm still to early to tell.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 05, 2011, 02:58:18 PM
I rented Dynasty Warriors 7 a day or two ago, and I have to say it's the same repetitive bullshit that all other Warriors games are, but for some reason I can't stop playing it. I'm probably gonna end up buying it for full price (possibly before NiER). I have no idea why I like this game so much, but at the same time I'm not gonna complain.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on May 05, 2011, 06:06:25 PM
Finished Portal 2 SP. Brilliant as expected.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 05, 2011, 06:08:40 PM
Finished Portal 2 SP. Brilliant as expected.

I just finished the stuff with Cave Johnson and the blue gel in chapter 7. How much more do I have left? Is it over 6 hours?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 06, 2011, 11:25:57 AM
Finished ending A in Nier, wow! Playing back through for ending B and decided to start a new (translate: old game in game book) PS2 game at same time...Odin's Sphere kicked my ass at first, piss poor tutorial IMO, lol, but getting the nang of it now
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on May 06, 2011, 02:43:13 PM
Finished Portal 2 SP. Brilliant as expected.

I just finished the stuff with Cave Johnson and the blue gel in chapter 7. How much more do I have left? Is it over 6 hours?

Chapter 8 is one of the longest. I don't know how much time it took me to complete, maybe around 6 hours, yeah.

Anyway, FFXII looks so good in HD I might end up playing through the whole thing again. Here are some snapshots I took just now:

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5410/pcsx2r4600exe2011050612.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/pcsx2r4600exe2011050612.jpg/)



Ashe is sexy.

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/1307/pcsx2r4600exe2011050611.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/pcsx2r4600exe2011050611.jpg/)



I'm going to fire up ZOE2 to see how it looks. It's going to melt my face.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Annubis on May 06, 2011, 04:25:04 PM
Do post some screenshot of ZoE2. That game never really aged graphically either.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on May 06, 2011, 11:06:23 PM
This just in, Ashe's outfit still makes no fucking goddamn sense.

Btw, TitS question. Is it worth getting all the side-quests done, or can some of them like the hidden quest over at the second tower be skipped safely?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on May 07, 2011, 01:36:24 PM
This just in, Ashe's outfit still makes no fucking goddamn sense.

Btw, TitS question. Is it worth getting all the side-quests done, or can some of them like the hidden quest over at the second tower be skipped safely?

I liked Ashe's outfit at first... not so much the "Squeenix size skirt", but it looks okay. Two things it tells me though: she has floppy titties, and she has thick thighs and ass.  Befitting of a princess who sits all day?  Design wise, the only thing that reallly bothers me is the weird high-sailor collar.  It just looks silly.

As for Tits, it's best to do Quests almost as soon as they come, they do become missable as the chapter goes on.  I think the only hidden quests I did were the ones at the school. =/  They were either too hidden for me, or I just stopped speaking to NPCs when the rest of the did enough chatting.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 07, 2011, 03:30:09 PM
Design wise, the only thing that reallly bothers me is the weird high-sailor collar.  It just looks silly.

I thought the collar was cute. :(
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alisha on May 07, 2011, 04:05:15 PM
still playing super robot wars Z2 just got to the point where dancouga nova no longer has a 5 turn limit. kamina died so simon spent half a battle at under 100 morale. so far ive aced kallen and the BO(banpresto original) played a little of dracula X chronicles or whatever its called. aparently doves can smite the undead :o
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on May 07, 2011, 04:37:01 PM
Do post some screenshot of ZoE2. That game never really aged graphically either.

Turns out that running that game with a stable frame-rate at higher resolutions is even harder than I thought. I can run FFXII at 4 x native resolution with rock solid 60 fps, ZOE2 is giving me a lot of problems even at 2 x native resolution, this game is fucking insane. I'm going to mess around with the settings a bit more.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on May 07, 2011, 09:03:49 PM
I bred the best pokemon I will ever breed today. He has four perfect IVs and they all fell in the stats that prove most beneficial. It's weird to be this excited about a game I've clocked so much time on.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: (Tunnels) on May 08, 2011, 02:32:45 PM
Been on a massive Dragon Age Crusade. Beat Origins for a second time, played and beat Awakening for the first time, and started DA2 for the first time. I'm thinking it's high time to take a tiny break. I got exams this week and an essay to write and if I start playing DA2 more then I will never stop. D:

Also bought Plants vs. Zombies on Steam when it was 4 dollars, and it's such a fun little game. I remember playing and beating it back in 09, but its still killer fun.

Also also bought Dead Space on Steam for 5 dollars, and gonna start that sometime soon. Preferably tonight and alone with headphones.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 08, 2011, 09:25:18 PM
I started a new game of SRT:OG and I keep having to do chapter 7 over and over because the difficulty is on hard. I'm just a turn away from completing the mission, but the fucker I'm escorting keeps dying. On the bright side, I've gotten plenty of experience points and pilot points from it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on May 09, 2011, 03:23:59 AM
TRYING to start Assassin's Creed II, if this son of a bitch ever finishes installing.

I sure as fuck hope I'm not missing much by skipping AC1...
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on May 09, 2011, 05:47:23 PM
TRYING to start Assassin's Creed II, if this son of a bitch ever finishes installing.

I sure as fuck hope I'm not missing much by skipping AC1...

Not too much.  I played maybe about 7 hours of AC1 and was fine with everything from AC2.  I did, however, read a story FAQ of the parts I didn't play after I was done with it which helped.  A quick briefing could bring you up to speed.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on May 09, 2011, 06:15:59 PM
I can run RE4 at 6x native resolution smooth as silk and with ZOE2 I can't even get a stable frame-rate at 2x. Anyway, I'm really struggling with the controls, it's hard going back to this type of gameplay.

Just like FFXII, the game has widescreen support and still holds up pretty well:

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/6408/pcsx2r4600exe2011050923.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/864/pcsx2r4600exe2011050923.jpg/)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on May 09, 2011, 06:57:50 PM
Messed around with the speed hacks and SOTC is running great now:

(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6408/pcsx2r4600exe2011050923.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/835/pcsx2r4600exe2011050923.jpg/)

Still no luck with ZOE2 though, it's a shame, it's incredibly beautiful in HD. Seriously, there are no words:

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6408/pcsx2r4600exe2011050923.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/pcsx2r4600exe2011050923.jpg/)

It's playable but certain effects destroy the frame-rate. Looks like there's no way around it either unless they optimize it further.


Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 10, 2011, 01:38:02 AM
Yay, I'm back!

I didn't do much gaming during the entire month of March. All I recall doing is starting up Digital Devil Saga, and playing a few rounds of various fighting games, but that's it. Oh no wait, I played through both campaigns of Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight co-op with a friend. That game was...decent. The acting was worse than usual, the story was terrible, the quotes your units spit out were annoying, and the game was way too short, but it was enjoyable while it lasted.

In April, I got really into Pokemon. I played through HeartGold until I got all 16 badges, Ho-Oh, Zapdos, and the Legendary Beasts. Then I got Pokemon Black and played through it until I got all 8 badges, beat the Pokemon League, and got Victiny, Reshiram, Tornadus, and all 3 of the Musketeer Trio. After that I beat the Pokemon League in Emerald. Then I got some more pokemon in Red & Blue (Going for completes in both). After that I played my other Red for a bit. Then I messed around a bit with Pokemon Yellow, Gold, and Silver. Between all that I played some Civilization IV with a friend. Unfortunately I didn't know that the only win condition the game was set on was through annihilating your rivals, so I kept going for the ISS win only to research all the tech then realize that I can't build the ISS.=( Oh, and before all that I played some of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. Played through the Egytian Portait, whatever it's called. I'm sure I'll get back to it eventually.

May has seen the most variety so far. I picked up Red Steel 2 at the end of April and played through 6 missions of it. It's everything I'd hoped it would be so far, I can't wait to get more into it. After that I played through another scene of Zone of the Enders: The Fist of Mars. I really should play that game more, but I waiting to pick up a legit copy before I really dig into it. Then I played through another map on Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2. I think I make this game out to be harder than it really is. Episode 10 took a gazillion tries but a lot of it was due to my own stupidity. After that I started a new game on Tales of Phantasia. Got to the Long Valley in about 3 hours, which isn't too bad I guess. I skipped a bunch of side stuff, though. Then on Sunday I finally started Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition, which my friend had gifted to me when it went on sale last Monday. I was immersed right from the get-go, and I think I really picked it right for my class and origin - I'm a Daylish Elf Archer Rogue. Lastly, on Monday, I played Dragon Warrior 1 for the GBC. I got the Pixy Flute, leveled up to Level 8, and got an Iron hammer. Then I fought a Golem, and died. The Pixy Flute didn't do jack after the first time.=(

So yeah, that's all the gaming I've been doing for the past two or more more months. Hopefully I'll be here more often so I won't have to make such a freakishly long post about the same subject again.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on May 10, 2011, 03:12:17 AM
OG2 like most SRW games isn't really that hard unless you're doing the Skill Points/Battle Masteries and you're on your first playthough in which case it actually does get really hard (especially at the end if you're not prepared for it or aren't cheesing the hell out of the WildFalken R). Also god help you if you want to get all the bonus items off of Episode 15 (hint: to get most of them you have to shoot down every enemy rather than escape like you're supposed to do, the other bonus item is received at the start of the episode if you met it's requirements earlier).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on May 10, 2011, 10:31:46 AM
Yay, I'm back!

I didn't do much gaming during the entire month of March. All I recall doing is starting up Digital Devil Saga, and playing a few rounds of various fighting games, but that's it. Oh no wait, I played through both campaigns of Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight co-op with a friend. That game was...decent. The acting was worse than usual, the story was terrible, the quotes your units spit out were annoying, and the game was way too short, but it was enjoyable while it lasted.

In April, I got really into Pokemon. I played through HeartGold until I got all 16 badges, Ho-Oh, Zapdos, and the Legendary Beasts. Then I got Pokemon Black and played through it until I got all 8 badges, beat the Pokemon League, and got Victiny, Reshiram, Tornadus, and all 3 of the Musketeer Trio. After that I beat the Pokemon League in Emerald. Then I got some more pokemon in Red & Blue (Going for completes in both). After that I played my other Red for a bit. Then I messed around a bit with Pokemon Yellow, Gold, and Silver. Between all that I played some Civilization IV with a friend. Unfortunately I didn't know that the only win condition the game was set on was through annihilating your rivals, so I kept going for the ISS win only to research all the tech then realize that I can't build the ISS.=( Oh, and before all that I played some of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. Played through the Egytian Portait, whatever it's called. I'm sure I'll get back to it eventually.

May has seen the most variety so far. I picked up Red Steel 2 at the end of April and played through 6 missions of it. It's everything I'd hoped it would be so far, I can't wait to get more into it. After that I played through another scene of Zone of the Enders: The Fist of Mars. I really should play that game more, but I waiting to pick up a legit copy before I really dig into it. Then I played through another map on Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2. I think I make this game out to be harder than it really is. Episode 10 took a gazillion tries but a lot of it was due to my own stupidity. After that I started a new game on Tales of Phantasia. Got to the Long Valley in about 3 hours, which isn't too bad I guess. I skipped a bunch of side stuff, though. Then on Sunday I finally started Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition, which my friend had gifted to me when it went on sale last Monday. I was immersed right from the get-go, and I think I really picked it right for my class and origin - I'm a Daylish Elf Archer Rogue. Lastly, on Monday, I played Dragon Warrior 1 for the GBC. I got the Pixy Flute, leveled up to Level 8, and got an Iron hammer. Then I fought a Golem, and died. The Pixy Flute didn't do jack after the first time.=(

So yeah, that's all the gaming I've been doing for the past two or more more months. Hopefully I'll be here more often so I won't have to make such a freakishly long post about the same subject again.

We should battle sometime. I'm one more Pokemon away from completing my Bug team, at which point I'll only be battling.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 10, 2011, 11:56:12 AM
I'm on chapter 28 of SRT:OG. I played it a looot yesterday. I need to go find OG2.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 10, 2011, 06:25:37 PM
Finished Jeanne D'Arc and started Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (yes I'm behind, but I just finally got a PSP a couple of mos. ago) so far so good, still working on Odin Sphere on PS2 (gotta be the worst tutorial ever, took me forever to figure out WTF to do) and got my copy of Portal 2 for my PS3 yesterday, so, busy, busy...unfortunately my work week starts tomorrow.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on May 10, 2011, 07:32:31 PM
My gaming ADD kicked in and I randomly restarted ME2 on hardcore. Should have just gone for insanity.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 10, 2011, 07:45:55 PM
My gaming ADD has been going full throttle the past two months. I can't even sit down and play Portal 2 for longer than an hour.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 10, 2011, 10:16:53 PM
*snip*

We should battle sometime. I'm one more Pokemon away from completing my Bug team, at which point I'll only be battling.

What's the level cap? Most of my team are between levels 50 and 60.

Also do you have Pokemon White?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on May 11, 2011, 09:05:04 AM
We can do a flat battle, which will drop all of our Pokemon down to level 50 (it doesn't oush them up to 50 if they are under though). It's up to you if you want to do 3 vs. 3, doubles, triples, or rotation though.

I do have Pokemon White. I have everything from this generation's Pokedex save a few legendaries I've been lazy about catching. What do you need?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on May 11, 2011, 10:15:46 AM
Dead Space 2 completed! Took me a little over 18 hours. Seems like an awful lot for this type of game. The first one was nowhere near as long. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but wonder why they left out boss battles. Who doesn't like a good boss battle? Regardless, I'll be there for part 3 whenever it comes around.

I'm now waiting for Ys I & II to show up so I can go nuts playing 3(4?) Ys games in a row. I bought the PSP to play them, but got distracted. I'll probably end up playing things in between each one, but you never know.

My son is playing Chrono Trigger on the DS. He seems to really like it. He even listens to the soundtrack all the time. Good kid.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 11, 2011, 12:08:08 PM
I'm on "the itch" level in portal 2.

This game is so damn fun it's unreal. I need to get the ability to play co-op ASAP be it another controller or wifi (finally)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 11, 2011, 04:49:28 PM
I'm on "the itch" level in portal 2.

This game is so damn fun it's unreal. I need to get the ability to play co-op ASAP be it another controller or wifi (finally)

Wait I never played Portal 2?? When did I post this? Have I gone Insane?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on May 11, 2011, 05:07:02 PM
Played more Pokemon Black... just reached Dragonspiral Tower. The town close to it is great for grinding grass Pokemanz.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 12, 2011, 12:17:44 AM
popped in deadly premonition...


not sure if I should say:

...uh

wow

lol

or

exit to dashboard
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on May 12, 2011, 01:50:24 AM
Played Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth.  Someone traded it in, and I took it.
When I first played this game, I didn't understand, I was young and immature to the Tri-Ace cacophony of different skills and item creation options and all that bullshit.

Trying to get the A ending... it's making me nervous.  The list of requirements is both scary and almost unreasonable difficult to make Lenneth happiest by the ending.  C'est la vie.  The game has been pretty easy, sad I didn't pick the Hard Mode... I might still, it's just a matter of re-scrolling through so much damn text.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on May 12, 2011, 02:25:49 AM
popped in deadly premonition...


not sure if I should say:

...uh

wow

lol

or

exit to dashboard

The first two. You shouldn't even be considering the third one.

Through granted, the combat segments are balls, but the cast is excellent and it has a great plot to it. Plus it's basically Twin Peaks meets Majora's Mask which goes together like a Turkey, Jam, and Cereal Sandwich. It really is up there with Nier as 2010's Diamond in the Rough of the Year.


Played Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth.  Someone traded it in, and I took it.
When I first played this game, I didn't understand, I was young and immature to the Tri-Ace cacophony of different skills and item creation options and all that bullshit.

Trying to get the A ending... it's making me nervous.  The list of requirements is both scary and almost unreasonable difficult to make Lenneth happiest by the ending.  C'est la vie.  The game has been pretty easy, sad I didn't pick the Hard Mode... I might still, it's just a matter of re-scrolling through so much damn text.

Actually Hard Mode is the easiest of the game. A lot of the prizes exclusive to HM easily outweigh the loss of EXP and enemies give more to begin with.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 13, 2011, 12:34:19 AM
We can do a flat battle, which will drop all of our Pokemon down to level 50 (it doesn't oush them up to 50 if they are under though). It's up to you if you want to do 3 vs. 3, doubles, triples, or rotation though.

I do have Pokemon White. I have everything from this generation's Pokedex save a few legendaries I've been lazy about catching. What do you need?

W00t! I'll PM you to schedule a time and all that. As for the Pokemon, Legendaries asside, I desperately need a Rufflet. There's no trainers in Black that have one.

Anywho, I played a bit of Dragon Warrior, Tales of Phantasia, and Tales of Vesperia. I looted the Western cave in Dragon Warrior. I Got through the Long Valley in Tales of Phantasia, and I finally beat the Demo boss in Tales of Vesperia, thanks to a tip from a friend.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 13, 2011, 09:15:43 AM
really enjoying Lunar: Silver Star Harmony ALOT...that is all for now...further details coming, lol.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 13, 2011, 07:17:55 PM
I'm on chapter 34 in SRT: OG 1. I have SP Regen on most of the pilots this time around. When I first played it 3-4 years ago, I didn't have SP Regen on anyone so I was stuck at chapter 39.

My copies of SRT: OG 2 and SRT Z2 should be here by the end of the month. Gonna have to brush up on my Japanese a lil bit before playing Z2.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on May 14, 2011, 03:08:40 AM
I'm on chapter 34 in SRT: OG 1. I have SP Regen on most of the pilots this time around. When I first played it 3-4 years ago, I didn't have SP Regen on anyone so I was stuck at chapter 39.

My copies of SRT: OG 2 and SRT Z2 should be here by the end of the month. Gonna have to brush up on my Japanese a lil bit before playing Z2.

If you can read Japanese and are ordering SRW games off the internet, why the hell are you getting OG2 instead of OGG? OGG is OG1 + OG2 + a little bit extra remastered for the PS2. Seriously. Get it.

OGs though, isn't even worth it.

Also the trick to Chapter 39 in OG1 is to bring EN Drain missiles. In fact, the entire endgame revolves around having EN Draining Missiles. (Ah! OG1. Where I didn't have a fucking clue as to what I was doing and what anything meant aside from higher numbers being better and ended up having Ryoto and his pathetic Astralion (or whatever it's called) lob half a dozen shots of Graviton Launcher per turn at whatever it was that I wanted to die now.)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Hathen on May 14, 2011, 11:27:01 AM
Given that in order to actually play the games you only need to be able to read the menus, I'm guessing he's also playing OG1&2 for the story.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 14, 2011, 11:36:18 AM
I have a US PS3. Can't play Japanese PS2 games on a US PS3. Already looked that up. I can understand ~50% of the dialogue in Japanese games, so it's not as if I'm playing blindly.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on May 14, 2011, 08:30:17 PM
Beat the Elite4 + Champion in Pokemon Black yesterday. It's been months since I beat anything so yay for that. I pretty much regulated with my overleveled Swanna and Emolga.

SO much more to do in the game though. Currently at around 55hrs.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 15, 2011, 04:51:36 PM
More Tales of Graces F. 6 hours in now. Saved outside of Grayside and just got Pascal in the group.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 15, 2011, 05:43:37 PM
Mass Effect 2 is being awesome. Awesomely awesome in an awesome fashion that leaves me in awe. But I prefer overheating to ammo.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 15, 2011, 06:35:29 PM
Not sure I've ever seen as many cheap ways to die as in Odin Sphere, I swear, miss one attack and it bites you in the ass.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on May 15, 2011, 06:41:29 PM
I not only picked up Fallout Brotherhood of Steel, but Star Ocean 4 as well!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 15, 2011, 09:00:32 PM
Mass Effect 2 is being awesome. Awesomely awesome in an awesome fashion that leaves me in awe. But I prefer overheating to ammo.

Ammo really was never a problem to me even on hardcore. My SMG is like the only weapon i use and sometimes my sniper rifle if i need it but i don't ever use any other weapons, and i never have 0 ammo on either like ever. My biggest problem with the ammo system they implemented is that you never run out. So it kind of defeats the purpose. Otherwise i prefer it to overheating.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: MeshGearFox on May 15, 2011, 10:34:33 PM
Quote
Not sure I've ever seen as many cheap ways to die as in Odin Sphere, I swear, miss one attack and it bites you in the ass.

There's two or three  underlying problems that cause this.

- You can get knocked back by enemies, but that they can't be knocked back by you.
- The 'attack too much and get stunned' thing.
- Potentially, the limited viewing area/weird enemy spawn-in behavior.

Asymmetrical knockback is probably the biggest problem, though, and the second reason I never got past really early on in the rabbit's chapter (the main reason I quit being having to replay those godawful heat/cold damage stages again. It's nice that you have an alchemy system. Forcing the player to grind up some stupid potions to overcome a totally arbitrary cherry tapping bullshit thing that's only present for the sake of being present is just stupid design, though).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on May 16, 2011, 01:54:31 AM
In the name of retro, I started Shining the Holy Ark on my old Saturn. Probably one of the weakest Shining games, f'ing great ss rpg imho.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on May 16, 2011, 02:05:45 AM
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth [Hard Mode].

I haven't had a problem yet.  I've been keeping every artifact since Odin's palace is fabulous looking enough, and I got some good shit out of it!  But serious: Element Scepter -> Tome of Alchemy -> Instant-Kill Item.  A fancy fucking experience tool when you can easily encounter high-leveled enemies in the game's extra dungeon.  Anyway, this game makes me feel good about exploiting it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on May 16, 2011, 02:58:23 AM
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Not sure I've ever seen as many cheap ways to die as in Odin Sphere, I swear, miss one attack and it bites you in the ass.

There's two or three  underlying problems that cause this.

- You can get knocked back by enemies, but that they can't be knocked back by you.
- The 'attack too much and get stunned' thing.
- Potentially, the limited viewing area/weird enemy spawn-in behavior.

Asymmetrical knockback is probably the biggest problem, though, and the second reason I never got past really early on in the rabbit's chapter (the main reason I quit being having to replay those godawful heat/cold damage stages again. It's nice that you have an alchemy system. Forcing the player to grind up some stupid potions to overcome a totally arbitrary cherry tapping bullshit thing that's only present for the sake of being present is just stupid design, though).

You forgot the godawful slowdown. Pieces of debris and other attacks that don't go away upon contact will happily score their hits on you while they slowly chug through your beautifully rendered flesh. It's the leading factor behind that one boss (well actually two) fight being the single worst fight in the game (the running up factors involve goddamn wizards (they have one of the most obnoxious gimmicks in the game to fight effectively, you're seriously lucky to have stopped when you did because they don't show up until the bunny dude's final chapter) and being forced to fight it with the worst character in the game).
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Post by: Bytor on May 16, 2011, 07:03:35 AM
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Not sure I've ever seen as many cheap ways to die as in Odin Sphere, I swear, miss one attack and it bites you in the ass.

There's two or three  underlying problems that cause this.

- You can get knocked back by enemies, but that they can't be knocked back by you.
- The 'attack too much and get stunned' thing.
- Potentially, the limited viewing area/weird enemy spawn-in behavior.

Asymmetrical knockback is probably the biggest problem, though, and the second reason I never got past really early on in the rabbit's chapter (the main reason I quit being having to replay those godawful heat/cold damage stages again. It's nice that you have an alchemy system. Forcing the player to grind up some stupid potions to overcome a totally arbitrary cherry tapping bullshit thing that's only present for the sake of being present is just stupid design, though).

You forgot the godawful slowdown. Pieces of debris and other attacks that don't go away upon contact will happily score their hits on you while they slowly chug through your beautifully rendered flesh. It's the leading factor behind that one boss (well actually two) fight being the single worst fight in the game (the running up factors involve goddamn wizards (they have one of the most obnoxious gimmicks in the game to fight effectively, you're seriously lucky to have stopped when you did because they don't show up until the bunny dude's final chapter) and being forced to fight it with the worst character in the game).


You guys have got to be reading my mind (and it's good to know I'm not simply a shitty player at this game), because you are both talking about the EXACT spot I am now at, Pooka Prince (Cornelius) last chapter. My God those wizards are simply ridiculous. Last night before bed I finally threw the controller across the room and quite. But I WILL finish this (at least this chapter, then we'll see). I just cranked up the PS2 so...update shortly!!


EDIT: 45 mins later I finally beat that God forsaken level, this game will be the death of me...or at least my damn controllers!!!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: MeshGearFox on May 16, 2011, 05:35:47 PM
Space Funeral is really goddamn fantastic so far.
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Post by: Aeolus on May 16, 2011, 08:56:18 PM
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Not sure I've ever seen as many cheap ways to die as in Odin Sphere, I swear, miss one attack and it bites you in the ass.

There's two or three  underlying problems that cause this.

- You can get knocked back by enemies, but that they can't be knocked back by you.
- The 'attack too much and get stunned' thing.
- Potentially, the limited viewing area/weird enemy spawn-in behavior.

Asymmetrical knockback is probably the biggest problem, though, and the second reason I never got past really early on in the rabbit's chapter (the main reason I quit being having to replay those godawful heat/cold damage stages again. It's nice that you have an alchemy system. Forcing the player to grind up some stupid potions to overcome a totally arbitrary cherry tapping bullshit thing that's only present for the sake of being present is just stupid design, though).

You forgot the godawful slowdown. Pieces of debris and other attacks that don't go away upon contact will happily score their hits on you while they slowly chug through your beautifully rendered flesh. It's the leading factor behind that one boss (well actually two) fight being the single worst fight in the game (the running up factors involve goddamn wizards (they have one of the most obnoxious gimmicks in the game to fight effectively, you're seriously lucky to have stopped when you did because they don't show up until the bunny dude's final chapter) and being forced to fight it with the worst character in the game).


You guys have got to be reading my mind (and it's good to know I'm not simply a shitty player at this game), because you are both talking about the EXACT spot I am now at, Pooka Prince (Cornelius) last chapter. My God those wizards are simply ridiculous. Last night before bed I finally threw the controller across the room and quite. But I WILL finish this (at least this chapter, then we'll see). I just cranked up the PS2 so...update shortly!!


EDIT: 45 mins later I finally beat that God forsaken level, this game will be the death of me...or at least my damn controllers!!!

Hopefully, you've realized by now just how fond of repeating locations and fights this game is. On the plus side, you're about to start Mercedes' story which is good because she's by far the best character in the game (gameplay wise). On the minus side, you're nowhere near the fight that I was actually talking about. Cornelius is not the worst character in the game (regardless of just how ineffectual it may be the Bunny Buzzsaw of DOOM!!! is still ridiculously awesome), and that particular fight will make you loathe wizards on a whole new level.
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Post by: Bytor on May 16, 2011, 09:11:38 PM
GREAT! So I have that to look forward to, lol. And yeah, I'm a couple of acts into Mercedes storyline. At first I HATED her but now I am loving that bow. Still unreal how cheap some of the deaths are though, I cannot imagine this game if there was a expert/hardcore mode...or is there? I never paid attention when I started it...I do like the game so far though, it can just be seriously annoying!!!
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Post by: Darklight on May 17, 2011, 12:14:59 AM
Me1, Started at 2:30AM after finishing yakuza 3. The 2007 visuals show their age but are convincing enough to put you in the environment. Different to what i'm used to but should be pretty good.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 17, 2011, 02:41:20 PM
I'm on a Tales of kick. I'm currently playing through Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Vesperia (and I just ordererd Tales of the Abyss). I'm about 7 or 8 hours into Tales of Phantasia, I just destroyed the demon that was controlling the Prince of Alvanista. I'm not sure where to go next, though. In Tales of Vesperia, I'm 12 hours in, and I just finished saving Dangrest and now I'm investigating Kol Miev (or whatever).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on May 17, 2011, 07:40:10 PM
GREAT! So I have that to look forward to, lol. And yeah, I'm a couple of acts into Mercedes storyline. At first I HATED her but now I am loving that bow. Still unreal how cheap some of the deaths are though, I cannot imagine this game if there was a expert/hardcore mode...or is there? I never paid attention when I started it...I do like the game so far though, it can just be seriously annoying!!!

There is a hard mode, but the difference is hardly noticeable. Enemies take more hits and you take more damage and that's it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 18, 2011, 12:24:00 AM
the last advanced test chamber in portal 1 is kicking me in the groin
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on May 18, 2011, 10:06:47 AM
Just finished Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Here is my official review:

First I was like D:

Then I was like :D

Then I was like :O
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 18, 2011, 10:40:51 AM
Just finished Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Here is my official review:

First I was like D:

Then I was like :D

Then I was like :O


Wow. RPGFan review standards have fallen.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on May 18, 2011, 10:43:23 AM
It's the times, Yoda. No one wants long reviews. All reviews have to be 140 characters or less.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 18, 2011, 10:52:21 AM
It's the times, Yoda. No one wants long reviews. All reviews have to be 140 characters or less.

But. But I love long reviews... Do I have to rage again, Mongoose?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on May 18, 2011, 11:02:42 AM
Started up Ys I & II Chronicles for the psp. I wondered for awhile why I was playing this awful game. Then I finally gained a level and bought some armor/weapons. Now it's kinda fun.
I played the TG-CD version SO long ago. I enjoyed it at the time mostly due to the amazing music and cinemas. This new version has some good tunes(I love the cd that came with it!), and some really nice cinemas, but I kinda miss the voices. I know it's cheaper not to do them, but I really feel that the game is missing something without voice acting.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on May 18, 2011, 01:07:20 PM
It's the times, Yoda. No one wants long reviews. All reviews have to be 140 characters or less.

Clocking in at just 95 characters, this is just shy of being a prime candidate for a novel.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 18, 2011, 04:10:42 PM
Gonna try to finish ME 2 before the update goes live. Got 4 missions to do before the final one. I suppose I could just unplug my ethernet cable till i finish too if i don't beat in time too.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: PaleRobbie on May 18, 2011, 04:17:23 PM
Witcher 2 is beating me like a red-headed stepchild.  Anybody else finding the game way too difficult? 
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on May 18, 2011, 07:13:49 PM
Just finished Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Here is my official review:

First I was like D:

Then I was like :D

Then I was like :O


Wow. RPGFan review standards have fallen.

For lack of better words: best. review. ever.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: TurnBasedDude on May 18, 2011, 07:16:18 PM
Just finished Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Here is my official review:

First I was like D:

Then I was like :D

Then I was like :O
Very to the point and share the same sentiments. I just elaborated more about it instead.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: DPB on May 18, 2011, 07:16:27 PM
Witcher 2 is beating me like a red-headed stepchild.  Anybody else finding the game way too difficult?  

Yeah, I'm still in the prologue and I keep getting massacred in the courtyard fight. The game doesn't exactly ease you in, it throws you into the deep end without explaining how the combat works at all. It was something of a huge difficulty spike to go from fighting groups of three weak soldiers to a group of six or seven, two of which are heavily armed.

I can see what they were trying to do with the combat, it's a bit like Batman AA, but so far it's nowhere near as fluid as that and the camera is a bit messy. Hopefully it improves once you get some abilities.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on May 18, 2011, 07:44:15 PM
Just started L.A. Noire.So far its very good.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on May 18, 2011, 07:49:08 PM
@TBD: See, that's where you went wrong. You elaborated too much. They lost interest. Dice understands. It's all about - whoops. This sentence is running on too long. I'm losing the public!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 18, 2011, 08:25:49 PM
Just started L.A. Noire.So far its very good.

Seems to be one of my friends wont stop talking about since he got it at the midnight launch. LA Noir this LA Noire that. Dammit being broke sucks.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 19, 2011, 12:07:26 AM
Lunar Silver Star Harmony just gets better and better...Odin Sphere just gets more and more annoying, I have to keep reminding myself I'm having fun...
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on May 19, 2011, 01:23:50 PM
LA Noire here too.  I wanna dance to the radio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2AUn_kvMY&feature=player_detailpage#t=62s) most of the time.  I love it~!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 19, 2011, 01:49:39 PM
ToGF. Serediku stomped my ass, so I'll probably try again later. Started P4. I intend to play to the end this time.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 19, 2011, 03:19:43 PM
playing defense grid, going for all the trophies. I need to get gold ratings on about 10 more challenges I think.


After that I think I'll finish up Shadow Complex, go for the minimalist and level 50 achievements.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 19, 2011, 04:26:57 PM
I finished inFamous and Portal 2 this week, both games have pretty amazing endings. Specially Portal 2, I didn't expect that ending at all.

The ending of inFamous let me pretty hyped for the sequel (I skipped L.A. Noire because of inFamous 2 to buy "Hero Edition" next month). Can't wait to try those new powers! :D

And also the music of inFamous is pretty damn good too (here's two track "Anything for trish" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpH12nrSHMU&hd=1) and "Silent melody" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVeLOpD1xtU&hd=1)).

Right now, I'm back playing Metal Gear Solid 4 in preparation of my sneaking playthrough for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Good times.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 19, 2011, 05:52:48 PM
When I was in the process of beating Portal 2 I was like "FUCK YEAH"

(much like this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_tFtmJUR4E )
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: John on May 19, 2011, 08:32:52 PM
Fact: Portal 2 was fucking awesome.  I just beat it, too.

Fact Sphere = Amazing.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 20, 2011, 09:29:23 PM
So Mass Effect 2 and Tales of Phantasia, as well as Strange Journey. And soon NiER and Tales of Vesperia will be a added to the mix. And come summer we shall see SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked and Tales of the Abyss added in too. I will have so much fun.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on May 20, 2011, 10:10:07 PM
Fact: Portal 2 was fucking awesome.  I just beat it, too.

Fact Sphere = Amazing.

Amazing final battle and sequence.  For lack of better words: I just love how fresh the game feels.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 20, 2011, 10:32:31 PM
LA Noire here as well.  Peppered with some DCUO and MK on the side.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 21, 2011, 01:10:20 AM
The "Fluffy Bug" in Lunar about drove me freaking crazy, my own fault for not paying attention, but hey, 1 1/2 hrs later I am seriously leveled up! And...Odin Sphere can kiss my ass.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 21, 2011, 01:11:50 AM
And...Odin Sphere can kiss my ass.

If you don't want it, I'll gladly take it off your ass hands.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 21, 2011, 10:38:46 AM
sorry but my son would be pissed, lol, and besides I don't wanna contribute to anyone else's high blood pressure and expensive controller bills ;)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 21, 2011, 12:23:37 PM
sorry but my son would be pissed, lol, and besides I don't wanna contribute to anyone else's high blood pressure and expensive controller bills ;)

Who cares about your son? And my controllers? I beat Horsehead in Adventure of Link without breaking one. I think I'm cool.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on May 21, 2011, 08:25:26 PM
Got like 3 hours into FFVI Advance. Locke just bailed out Celes. Still a classic.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: D-Rider on May 21, 2011, 09:46:41 PM
Witcher 2 is fucking great.  I'm only a few hours in but it's already shamed the fuck out of Dragon Age 2.  I'd be a lot further into it than that if my fucking speakers hadn't given up the ghost this afternoon.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 21, 2011, 10:47:46 PM
Started Mana Khemia today on the PS2, so far...interesting....and still working on Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (PSP) and Portal 2 (PS3).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on May 22, 2011, 11:10:35 PM
Sega Megadrive collection for the 360, the pal version of sonics ultimate genesis collection. So for $10, you get 3 shining games and 3 phantasy star games, not to mention the rest. This has been put together so well imho, unlocking the master system and arcade games is a game in itself. 

Mass effect, this game is just excellent and i'm glad i read the review here. Only complaint is that I just really can't stand joker. Hey, hope i don't bore too many with my new games that are actually old games but new to me. I did buy l.a noire at least
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 22, 2011, 11:35:49 PM
25 hours into Tales of Vesperia. Just got back to Maniac after turning up in Yormgen. Now headed for the Aer Krene, then I'm off to see Belius. So far I'm really loving it. It's the best non-Pokemon game that I've played in months, and it's really refreshing to really get into an RPG again, and I still show no signs of slowing down.

I have slowed down with Tales of Phantasia, however. I'm thinking I'll hold it off until I finish Vesperia. Playing two RPGs at a time is very difficult and confusing, not to mention a waste of energy.

Just recently finished off the Blood Raven's campaign in Dawn of War 2: Retribution. It was a fitting end to the story arc we've been following since the first game, but the game pales in comparison to the original Dawn of War 2. I'm also not looking forward to the other campaigns.

I played some of Tales of Innocence. I explored a Bossless dungeon for a while, and leveled up like crazy, thanks to the stupid turtles. (Large monsters + Narrow corridors = many unavoidable battles) Not to mention the place was a maze. All in all, it was an excersize in frustration, especially since I haven't gotten used to the controls. Once I really get into this game, I better look up a guide so I know what I'm supposed to do.

I also played a bit of Tales of the Abyss. Just to get to the first save point so I know that it works. I'll get into it once I'm finished with Vesperia and Phantasia.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 23, 2011, 11:56:09 AM
13:30 into Tales of Graces F. Got Hubert in the group.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 23, 2011, 03:34:15 PM
Last night I got drunk off of tequila mixed w/ orange mango soda (damn good) and went to play some dead space. I realized it was going to be a "hard part" and shut it off. I was too tired and wasted to put a real effort into gaming.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: MeshGearFox on May 23, 2011, 10:09:50 PM
Started playing wonder prject J. Seems kindof cool. But grindy. And hand-holdy.

I named the little boy Courtni because Courtney wouldn't fit.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Ramza on May 23, 2011, 11:42:07 PM
I totally sunk 100 hours into Final Fantasy Tactics A2 in the last month.

Reached the mystical-magical "quest 301" which I can't even begin to clear. And I'm also stuck on the third and final section of Brightmoon Tor.

I think I really, really like this game. I loved FFTA, and despite Luso being a non-protagonist ... well, TA and TA2 don't have the story points that Tactics had. We know that. It's just about raw SRPG job/ability madness. I love it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 24, 2011, 12:13:34 AM
Cool. A friend of mine gave me a bad cartridge of Atelier Annie for lulz so he's letting me borrow DDS 1 and 2 to make up for it. AWESOME.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on May 24, 2011, 12:26:12 AM
Got to the phantom train in FFVI. Shadow bailed on me... :(

EDIT: Awesome, Jubby. Hopefully they're not fucked up discs. Great games.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alisha on May 24, 2011, 12:34:33 AM
speaking of tactics advance tactics ogre let us cling togther is awesome!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 24, 2011, 12:44:59 AM
Got to the phantom train in FFVI. Shadow bailed on me... :(

EDIT: Awesome, Jubby. Hopefully they're not fucked up discs. Great games.

I'm thinking the Atelier thing was an accident because he seemed like he REALLY wanted me to get an Atelier game under my belt. I'm just glad to be friends with a collector of these kinds of things.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on May 24, 2011, 09:36:42 AM
Every time I see the name "Jubby" I read it as Chubby. It makes me uncomfortable.
Anyway...

Played some more Ys. Adol is up to lvl 5. Its kind of fun slamming into enemies and watching them explode into pieces. A bit disturbing as well.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 24, 2011, 10:41:10 AM
I keep fucking up on the hardest dead space play through. The big guys are really fucking tough to take down. I rage quit and started to check out some of the newer games I bought on the cheap

Earth Defense Force 2017 is mega-cheese but fun.

Mirror's Edge is a beautiful game.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alisha on May 24, 2011, 08:19:32 PM
i usually hate random battles but in tactics ogre i cant get enough random battles!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: D-Rider on May 24, 2011, 08:44:44 PM
Witcher 2 = still fucking great.  But what's not so great is that this new dwarf town I've shown up at seems to be a a hell of a lot more strenuous on my computer than Flotsam and its environs was.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 24, 2011, 08:49:10 PM
Atelier Annie is bad for all the right reasons. I'm loving this opening, and even though I'm only at the second day I'm flabbergasted by the amount of freedom. This is going to be a scary game.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 24, 2011, 08:58:30 PM
I finished MGS4 about 2 days ago, great game. I will be playing again tonight to unlock new extras.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 25, 2011, 02:21:39 AM
One thing I love about my 360 playing Halo Reach with random douchebags listening to jpop instead of their douche comments. Custom soundtracks FTW.

One thing I hate about my 360. Having a 20GB HDD and having to install games one at a time. It seriously almost makes me want to kick puppies, and i love puppies!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on May 25, 2011, 11:53:56 AM
Registered for the Wakfu beta.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 25, 2011, 02:46:27 PM
P4. Played 6 hours yesterday and 2 hours this morning. I'm in the middle of May in the game. I decided to play ToGF once a week because as I go along, the game is getting harder and harder for me to understand (my Japanese isn't that great, but based on the kanji readings, I've been able to understand roughly half of the dialogue and story so far. The finer points go over my head. It doesn't matter though as I can see myself replaying this game in the future. Best battle system in the series.)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 25, 2011, 08:26:54 PM
I know ya'll be sick of me talking about Dead Space... but I went back to my impossible play through and the game gains A LOT with increased difficulty. Even though it's my 3rd play through and I know what's coming the added difficulty and lessened amount of ammo adds a lot of anxiety
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 25, 2011, 09:24:41 PM
On the last chapter of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, game has provided me with quite a bit of enjoyment, although it is pretty easy, and Mana Khemia just gets more and more and more interesting!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 25, 2011, 11:37:07 PM
I'm now well over 33 hours into Tales of Vesperia, progressing at a brisk pace. Hit some important story points, and progressed through several dungeons, the most recent of which was Mt. Temza. I'm now currently in Myorzo, and I'm going to meet the elder once I'm done exploring the town.

Also did a bit of grinding in Persona. It reminds me of just how hard the SMT series is. Now I'm looking forward to my SMT fest slightly less.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: MeshGearFox on May 26, 2011, 12:21:41 AM
Quote
Also did a bit of grinding in Persona. It reminds me of just how hard the SMT series is. Now I'm looking forward to my SMT fest slightly less.

Grinding is usually the wrong solution unless you really screwed up your fusions.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on May 26, 2011, 01:15:20 AM
I just got hammered on 7 and 7s and played nba jam for the genesis.

Scotty Pippen threw up a 1/2 court shot before the buzzer but they didn't count it.

Fuck them
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alisha on May 26, 2011, 01:50:04 AM
I can't follow the rules!

-Admin Edit
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 26, 2011, 11:09:15 AM
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Also did a bit of grinding in Persona. It reminds me of just how hard the SMT series is. Now I'm looking forward to my SMT fest slightly less.

Grinding is usually the wrong solution unless you really screwed up your fusions.

I'm too early in to fuse, I think. I don't remember. I just know I'm being killed by even the most basic enemies in the Police Station, so I'm grinding until I can survive long enough to make some progress.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on May 26, 2011, 12:02:17 PM
I only ever grind in SMT games so I can get to a level to fuse better personas/demons/whatever or to get some more money to buy better equipment.

Played more P4. I'm in early June now.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on May 26, 2011, 04:32:18 PM
The witcher 2 fucking rocks!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Annubis on May 26, 2011, 04:57:53 PM
The witcher 2 plowing rocks!

Fixed
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on May 26, 2011, 05:10:27 PM
I am finally done with Pokemon.

Well, my team anyway. I have each Pokemon with the nature, IVs, EV trained, moves, and the item to properly destroy all of my opponents.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 26, 2011, 07:18:44 PM
I am LURBING NiER. It feels like an offline MMO, except there aren't thousands of virgins waiting four hours to play.

Are there any other games like that?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Alisha on May 26, 2011, 07:29:06 PM
for the record the image i had posted was NOT from an emulator. however i will leave it at that.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on May 26, 2011, 07:44:28 PM
Beat Portal 2.  Great game.  Now to finish Mass Effect 2.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on May 26, 2011, 08:05:11 PM
Finished Lunar: Silver Star Harmony a few hrs ago, really, really fun game, been playing Brave Story for a couple of hours now, so far seems OK, we'll see, almost started YS: Seven but I wasn't sure if I should play the series in any chronological order or not, any advice?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on May 26, 2011, 09:54:26 PM
Bought Persona 4 off a member here and popped it in. Xenosaga just wasn't cutting it at the moment. I'm really looking for a game that will pull me in and really immerse me into the experience of the world. I think that's why (flaws aside) I really liked FFXII. Thus far I'm really enjoying it. The only thing that has kind of pissed me off is that I can't pause the game, which has caused some aggravation a few times while trying to play and having 3 different people asking me to do things. I also hope that the calendar isn't the ONLY save point because that might also get annoying. Fun game though.
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Post by: Fadedsun on May 27, 2011, 08:04:03 AM
Bought Persona 4 off a member here and popped it in.

Please leave feedback in the sellers forums! :D

There are other places to save, as you'll soon discover. I think you'll end up really enjoying P4. It starts off a little slow, so give it time to sink in.
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Post by: Seultoria on May 27, 2011, 09:00:18 AM
Yeah, first 1-2 hours are meh. Then you'll be like "there's not enough time in the day to play P4."
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Post by: GrimReality on May 27, 2011, 09:12:57 AM
Finished Lunar: Silver Star Harmony a few hrs ago, really, really fun game, been playing Brave Story for a couple of hours now, so far seems OK, we'll see, almost started YS: Seven but I wasn't sure if I should play the series in any chronological order or not, any advice?
I was thinking about this, too. I have all three, and decided to start at the beginning. Not just for continuity's sake, but I figured I would go in the order of quality. A save the best for last kind of thing. Review-wise Ys 7 sounds the best, followed by III, then I & II.
I'm playing Ys I & II right now and actually kind of digging it. I played the original back on the TG cd, so I knew what to expect. Once you get over the initial hump, it's kind of fun.

Speaking of which...
I've already got Adol up to lvl 7 and am running around exploding enemies all over the place. I rescued Feena and am now heading back to the shrine.
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Post by: CDFN on May 27, 2011, 09:24:08 AM
The witcher 2 plowing rocks!

Fixed

I think it's ploughing.
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Post by: Azrael on May 27, 2011, 10:12:20 AM
You guys are absolutely right. The fights are really fun so far, and I know the kind of customization that I should probably expect after playing a few other MegaTen games. Really enjoying the game thus far. I think this is exactly the kind of RPG I needed at the moment to get me back in it. Hopefully I can keep this momentum going. The time thing I can see being a problem for sure right now. I got a lot going on and really only have time for an hour of playing a night if I'm lucky.
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Post by: Fadedsun on May 27, 2011, 11:16:20 AM
I got a lot going on and really only have time for an hour of playing a night if I'm lucky.

My life is the same way. It actually took me 2 years to beat P4. Mostly because new games kept coming out and I started those, but even when I buckled down and only played P4 it still took me a while to beat it. I think I had something around 85 or more hours at the end.
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Post by: Dice on May 27, 2011, 01:59:41 PM
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth.

Gaining levels since I'm at a dungeon where they can actually respawn.  Lucian, a story relevant character you must send on his way, will be missed for his *one* attack that made him worth it.

I did *EVERYTHING* perfectly, and I'm still on course for the A Ending... but I fucked up this item that gives you a shit load of cash [ie; MP], so I'm blue about that.

Lezard's Tower is a mean, mean dungeon to throw at you; especially considering how easy-breezy everything up till that point is.  Actually fighting Lezard was easy, but getting there feels like an unending war, where you're all like: "oh my fuck, what the fuck and when the fuck does it end?"
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on May 27, 2011, 03:30:31 PM
I got a lot going on and really only have time for an hour of playing a night if I'm lucky.

My life is the same way. It actually took me 2 years to beat P4. Mostly because new games kept coming out and I started those, but even when I buckled down and only played P4 it still took me a while to beat it. I think I had something around 85 or more hours at the end.

Took me about 17 days or so to beat it. It's practically all i did back when it was released. The game blew me away i didn't want to do anything else.
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Post by: Yoda on May 27, 2011, 04:47:31 PM
I appreciated strange journey, thought the story of dds1 was great but the take 2 steps before every fight drove me away. I'm willing to give P3 or P4 a chance because they aren't that expensive. I bet I'd take p4 for some reason
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Post by: Azrael on May 27, 2011, 05:15:54 PM
They're pretty expensive given their age, but they're pretty rare. I too had that problem with DDS1 and actually never finished it because I found the dungeons to be a total chore, but P4 is completely different. No random encounters and they set it up so that you will even be able to figure out who goes first in battle because you can swing your sword on the field and it's pretty much a whoever gets the first hit on the field gets to go first in battle.
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Post by: kyuusei on May 28, 2011, 01:49:29 AM
The dungeons in DDS1 >>> the dungeons in DDS2. Except for the one in DDS2 with that fucking Jailer. But eh, the DDS games are so short, I wasn't that bothered by the encounter rate either.

I got bored during P4 at times. P3 and 4 are great, but playing them back to back, I burned out.

Went back to 999. I need all the endings. It's difficult to stop playing, too.
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Post by: Lard on May 28, 2011, 03:01:56 AM
I picked up a 360 with Alan Wake, Blue Dragon, Dead Rising, Fallout 3 GOTY, Last Remnant and Lost Odyssey today. Total impulse buy.
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Post by: Azrael on May 28, 2011, 12:23:15 PM
I just think the balance between dungeon and story in DDS was bad to the the point of frustration for me. I think Persona has a better balance just because you also have to spend time in the real world. I don't know if it's similar in Persona 3 but I know that as early as I am in Persona 4 I already want to get Persona 3 to have when I'm finished.

I already got my first game over in Persona 4 which tells me that I better not underestimate this game at all. Still early in the game and don't entirely know what I'm doing as far as S.Links go or Persona growth, but it seems like I gotta rely more on fusion than training to build stronger Personas. Seems like it'll be a big learning curve for me but I'm greatly enjoying it.
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Post by: Lard on May 28, 2011, 01:24:20 PM
Tartarus gets repetitive after a while, but the music is its saving grace. If the music sucked, Tartarus would have been a lot more tedious to get through. P4 has better dungeons overall, because there's some variety.
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Post by: kyuusei on May 29, 2011, 03:40:44 AM
After too much high school sim and socializing, DDS' dungeons and atmosphere were just a welcome change.

I don't care for either Persona's dungeons to be honest. P4's dungeons varied, but the layouts were all similar. Long hallways with random rooms along them. I really liked the video game dungeon though.

DDS1 had great dungeons - layouts, traps, puzzles, etc. They got awfully boring in 2. But Nocturne had the best dungeons. I need to finish the labyrinth.
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Post by: Lard on May 29, 2011, 08:31:27 AM
I jumped headlong into Fallout 3 to see if I'm able to actually finish it this time. About nine hours in although I did my progression differently this time. Last time I just farted about all over the world to explore, and died a lot becuase I was going into places I wasn't ready for. This time I stuck along the "find your dad" quest, went to the radio station and did alot of grinding in DC in the hospital and hotel and it really made a difference. Had very few troubles, except for those stuipid fire ants, which are a pain in the ass.
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Post by: Yoda on May 29, 2011, 11:32:46 AM
The first time I played F3 I did the fire ant quest and got murdered right away. I said hell no and put the game down. Went to it a year later and did things right, loved it
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Post by: Aeolus on May 29, 2011, 02:13:10 PM
Thanks to an LP I'm currently lurking, I've started up another runthrough of Minish Cap yesterday. Currently looking to see if I can't fuck with some of the event triggers by leaving dungeons after getting their respective items but before finishing them. Currently fucking around in between the mine sequence.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 30, 2011, 12:04:48 AM
I'm playing Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Phantasia. In Tales of Vesperia, I got through some major plot points, and now I'm headed to the "Final Battle". In Tales of Phantasia, I'm currently exploring Undine's Cave.

I'm tempted to start a Tales Series thread.

I also played a bit of BlazBlue and Fatal Fury Special and wasn't really feeling it with either of them.
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Post by: kyuusei on May 30, 2011, 03:24:08 AM
I just got the bad ending in 999... Awesome.
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Post by: Azrael on May 30, 2011, 07:38:55 AM
I just finished April in Persona 4. Still a lot of fun. Still not fully grasping all of the fine details but slowly understanding these Social Links I guess. Also not totally understanding how fusions work and tend to blindly go about it, but I guess it's working for me at the moment. Only problem so far seems to be money. I never seem to have much of it and I don't know how to properly go about using it. I've also found another annoyance. The so-called "Funky Student" on the third floor. What a painfully stereotypical character. I get pissed off every time I look at him. And the two times I've talked to him have left a sour taste in my mouth.
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Post by: Dice on May 30, 2011, 01:26:16 PM
VP: Lenneth

I just did Chapter 6's (nooo, only two chapters left) Sunken Shrine.  By far one of the hardest dungeons, not only due to dungeon mechanics (some trick puzzles), but these floating eye fuckers that can easily destroy you in you're not prepared.  You encounter one early on... then it's all you encounter. x(
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Post by: Bytor on May 30, 2011, 07:45:00 PM
Mana Khemia is IMO good, really, really good...Brave Story is "fluff", it's fun, but still "fluff"...
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 31, 2011, 12:24:46 AM
Mana Khemia is IMO good, really, really good...

Speaking of Atelier, I finally found myself playing Atelier Annie. It's kind of fun. Still overwhelming how everything happens but... I should like it better after a few more hours with it.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on May 31, 2011, 12:59:37 AM
I got 5/6 endings, including the true ending, in 999. Awesome story, the game reminded me a lot of the Saw movies except with not-so-gory puzzles. One of the best games on the DS for sure.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 07:16:03 AM
Mana Khemia is IMO good, really, really good...

Speaking of Atelier, I finally found myself playing Atelier Annie. It's kind of fun. Still overwhelming how everything happens but... I should like it better after a few more hours with it.

I'm a fan of Atelier series but I didn't like Annie as much as the others.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on May 31, 2011, 10:39:25 AM
Demon's Souls: COMPLETE!

Pumped for Dark Souls now. Also, back to Star Ocean 2 and Grandia.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 10:45:23 AM
Been playing Wild Arms 3 all day. I liked the first one. The second gave me a headache. So far, I'm enjoying this one.
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Post by: Aeolus on May 31, 2011, 10:57:32 AM
Just got the Lantern in Minish Cap. Didn't have much luck breaking the game with either the Cane or the Mitts, but at least I noticed that NPC's advance to their next set of event flags as if I had already beaten the dungeon. Probably to prevent the very thing I'm trying to create, a bypass off these rails.
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Post by: Dice on May 31, 2011, 12:01:53 PM
Been playing Wild Arms 3 all day. I liked the first one. The second gave me a headache. So far, I'm enjoying this one.

Haha I liked the second one, but yeah, to an extent.  For some reason, I'm only left with that "this game is a headache" feeling that prevents me from ever wanting to play it again.
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Post by: Wild Armor on May 31, 2011, 01:07:53 PM
Been playing Wild Arms 3 all day. I liked the first one. The second gave me a headache. So far, I'm enjoying this one.

The secret bosses in this Wild Arms 3 are a lot more tolerable than the others. I completed all them except two, which is saying a lot since I suck with 1/2-hit kill bosses. :3
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 31, 2011, 03:02:05 PM
Mana Khemia is IMO good, really, really good...

Speaking of Atelier, I finally found myself playing Atelier Annie. It's kind of fun. Still overwhelming how everything happens but... I should like it better after a few more hours with it.

I'm a fan of Atelier series but I didn't like Annie as much as the others.

It's the only one I currently have access to. It's kind of fun, but I can't figure out where to get Pure Water and I'm freaking out.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 03:04:55 PM
Probably from a spring or a lake? You would think. Just check around water sources.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 31, 2011, 03:30:23 PM
Probably from a spring or a lake? You would think. Just check around water sources.

But I can only grab items from those question marks and exclamation points, right? None of them are really close to a water source.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 03:37:29 PM
I'm pretty sure one of the first areas that open up to you has a water source. :/ Pure Water is the basic ingredient when it comes to Atelier. It's usually right next to you.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 31, 2011, 03:41:16 PM
I'm pretty sure one of the first areas that open up to you has a water source. :/ Pure Water is the basic ingredient when it comes to Atelier. It's usually right next to you.

...

I have Pure Spring, but not Pure Water. Do I have to synthesize it?
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 03:42:09 PM
Yes. :P Go to your cauldron and synth it.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 31, 2011, 03:45:46 PM
Yes. :P Go to your cauldron and synth it.

Oh my. Is this how Atelier works? It's so much to handle... Hopefully Atelier Iris or Mana Khemia will be a bit easier when I get to them...
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 03:47:38 PM
Atelier Annie is a lot more like the Atelier games that were never brought over here. Atelier Violet and so on. Atelier Iris and Mana Khemia are, while still pretty much in the same vein, quite different.
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Post by: Bytor on May 31, 2011, 05:35:00 PM
curious Starmongoose, how are the Atelier games different from Mana Khemia and the Atelier games not released here, I was gonna play Iris but decided on Mana instead (no real reason, just grabbed it first, lol) but now you have me curious about differences.
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Post by: Seultoria on May 31, 2011, 06:33:40 PM
P4 - 30 hour mark, early September. Did all of August in about an hour-hour and a half.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 07:25:14 PM
curious Starmongoose, how are the Atelier games different from Mana Khemia and the Atelier games not released here, I was gonna play Iris but decided on Mana instead (no real reason, just grabbed it first, lol) but now you have me curious about differences.

Well, the Atelier Iris games are more like your traditional RPG, questing to save the world from the evil bad guy, but with a strong focus on item creation. Though really you only need to make an item once because when you create it the first time you can then replicate it by spending Elements, which you collect by breaking down objects. Like breaking a rock gets you Stone elements and breaking a shrub gets you Water and Wood elements.

The Atelier games that were never brought over here were less about the saving the world and more about meeting the deadlines. Item creation was probably more in depth as well, to make up for lack of emphasis on battle. You are pretty much relegated to making things the hard way at all times, not handy dandy elements.

Mana Khemia is like a happy medium. You have your deadlines for creating items, but also a reason to battle, since there is a villian who needs stopping. My favourite of all the games.
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Post by: Bytor on May 31, 2011, 07:34:05 PM
Great explanation thanks! I actually picked up Mana Khemia because I thought it sounded somewhat like Persona and so far I'm really liking it, one the surface it's pretty simple and straight forward but the item synthesis and creation system combined with the (slight) sim aspect make it much more complex.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 07:48:24 PM
I am particularly fond of the battle system. The "cards" at the top. Especially when you get the character who's speciality is manipulating them. I've never really seen that done before.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 31, 2011, 07:49:39 PM
I am particularly fond of the battle system. The "cards" at the top. Especially when you get the character who's speciality is manipulating them. I've never really seen that done before.

ALRIGHT I GET IT

I'll play Mana Khemia first...
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 31, 2011, 07:57:01 PM
It doesn't really matter, my first Atelier was Atelier Iris 2.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on May 31, 2011, 07:57:51 PM
It doesn't really matter, my first Atelier was Atelier Iris 2.

DAMMIT I MADE A DECISION WHY WON'T YOU SUPPORT IT
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Post by: Akanbe- on May 31, 2011, 08:03:00 PM
Bought Jill in Marvel vs Capcom 3.  She seems tough to use.  This is gonna take awhile =P
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 31, 2011, 09:12:42 PM
I'm on the final Boss of Tales of Vesperia. We almost had him until he used his mystic arts. Damn, how do we stop something like that?
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Post by: Azrael on May 31, 2011, 11:13:37 PM
Halfway into May just starting the Kanji section. Haven't really gone into the dungeon's in a while. My party seems strong enough and I guess I kind of neglected the social aspect a bit during Yukiko's dungeon so I gotta make up for it. Enjoying it thus far. I can tell this is going to be one CRAZY long game...and it makes me wonder how many people actually played it multiple times to get the different endings and actually do all the different combinations of things to do. Crazy shit.
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Post by: kyuusei on June 01, 2011, 01:45:24 AM
I got another bad ending in 999 - likely the worst, since everyone died. Onto ending #3!
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Post by: Annubis on June 01, 2011, 09:53:30 AM
I'm on the final Boss of Tales of Vesperia. We almost had him until he used his mystic arts. Damn, how do we stop something like that?

Eternal Support Force Field?
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Post by: Aeolus on June 01, 2011, 03:53:14 PM
Finished Minish Cap. Got everything but two pieces of heart and six figurines (not that those two things are mutually independent of each other).
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 01, 2011, 03:55:59 PM
Halfway into May just starting the Kanji section. Haven't really gone into the dungeon's in a while. My party seems strong enough and I guess I kind of neglected the social aspect a bit during Yukiko's dungeon so I gotta make up for it. Enjoying it thus far. I can tell this is going to be one CRAZY long game...and it makes me wonder how many people actually played it multiple times to get the different endings and actually do all the different combinations of things to do. Crazy shit.

It's pretty easy to see all the endings in one playthrough actually.  When the time comes, you'll have a feeling what to do.

I don't think the game is too long overall.  IIRC it's around 40-50 hours.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 01, 2011, 03:57:36 PM
70 hours here but I am a massive time waster.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 01, 2011, 04:55:17 PM
I'm on the final Boss of Tales of Vesperia. We almost had him until he used his mystic arts. Damn, how do we stop something like that?

Eternal Support Force Field?

I have neither of those Artes, but thanks anyways. I'll remember that during my second playthrough.

Anyways, we beat him. We just kept using treats after the Mystic arte. The ending was pretty nice, too. Now on to Tales of Destiny and Tales of the Abyss!...Tomorrow. I need a break.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 01, 2011, 07:35:51 PM
Atelier Annie is a pretty cool girl. Seh synthesizes items and doesn't afraid of anything.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 01, 2011, 07:41:16 PM
Atelier isn't her name :P

An atelier is an artistic workshop.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 01, 2011, 08:19:50 PM
Atelier isn't her name :P

An atelier is an artistic workshop.

...

Shut up.
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Post by: Azrael on June 02, 2011, 05:37:03 PM
Persona 4 has completely sunk its claws into me. I thought I would slog through this, but I've been staying up 3-4 hours later than normal at night to play. It feels like I'm back in high school playing through FFX for this first time. I just finished Kanji's dungeon and I'm in the first week of June. Making decent progress on Social Links and have a fairly nice lineup of personae I think. Getting better at managing money. I pretty much stopped buying from Daidara as it seems his store is a ripoff.
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Post by: Seultoria on June 02, 2011, 05:50:29 PM
^ It is a rip off. I only buy there for armor upgrades if I really need them.

Speaking of P4, I'm in mid September, finally in another dungeon after 2 months of nothingness in the game (nothing happening in August is easily the low point of the game.)

Tales of Graces F: Played a little bit. Just going to the next town.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 02, 2011, 09:46:47 PM
Just beat Scenario A in Nier. I'm not sure whether to be happy, sad, or to play more. Well I can't at the moment. The XBox barely survived this. I'll play more tonight.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 02, 2011, 11:03:01 PM
So my save got deleted somehow. I'm no longer sure I trust the emulator I'm using, so when I have the cash I'll grab Tales of Destiny. Maybe Jay Street has it? I'll find out tomorrow. In the meantime, I'll play Tales of the Abyss.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 02, 2011, 11:13:11 PM
In the meantime, I'll play Tales of the Abyss.

Which reminds me, will this be worth playing on the 3DS if I haven't played it on the PS2?

Other than that, abusing save slots in Atelier Annie is my new hobby.
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Post by: kyuusei on June 03, 2011, 01:09:48 AM
One day I'll get an ending in 999 where I don't die.
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Post by: Darklight on June 03, 2011, 03:42:31 AM
Well i'm done with mass effect, I'm surprised it just finished so quickly. The Japanese versions of Yakuza 3 and 4 have arrived in the post so Yakuza 3 will be the next title for me. Going to let Mass effect 2 wait for a bit, I'm reading too many negative things about this game like "Dumbed Down" etc, Would it be because it was cross platform and the ps3 didn't receive ME1? Making me2 more playable for people who hadn't played 1? idk, i'll appreciate it more if i leave it for a bit. L.A noire is getting even more interesting
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Post by: Yoda on June 03, 2011, 12:37:51 PM
Playing Okami... which means I have a big smile on my face.
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Post by: John on June 03, 2011, 12:41:17 PM
In the meantime, I'll play Tales of the Abyss.

Which reminds me, will this be worth playing on the 3DS if I haven't played it on the PS2?

Other than that, abusing save slots in Atelier Annie is my new hobby.

Assuming that the port is at least decent?  Absolutely.  I know TotA is the favorite Tales game of many staff and board members here.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 03, 2011, 12:45:11 PM
Going through Chrono Trigger. I'm at that string of fights that leads to Lavos. Four boss fights in a row is pretty insane and I'll probably have to put off finishing it until the weekend or something.
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Post by: kyuusei on June 03, 2011, 01:03:21 PM
Well i'm done with mass effect, I'm surprised it just finished so quickly. The Japanese versions of Yakuza 3 and 4 have arrived in the post so Yakuza 3 will be the next title for me. Going to let Mass effect 2 wait for a bit, I'm reading too many negative things about this game like "Dumbed Down" etc, Would it be because it was cross platform and the ps3 didn't receive ME1? Making me2 more playable for people who hadn't played 1? idk, i'll appreciate it more if i leave it for a bit. L.A noire is getting even more interesting

While I hear a lot of people say that about ME2, it seems to me that it was overall a lot more well-received than the first one. I don't think it's because of cross-platform though. ME1 was PC and Xbox 360, as was ME2 until awhile later. I didn't get to play the first do I can't compare them but ME2 is still a great game.

Giving 999 another playthrough. I have half the endings: knife, axe and sub, although I apparently haven't gotten the WORST ending yet. I heard it's useless to go through door 3 if you already went through door 2 in a previous game - but I want all the puzzles in my memories. /completionist
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 03, 2011, 03:15:17 PM
Depends what you consider the worst ending. :P I think Axe ending is the worst ending as it is the one that cuts the game short most.
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Post by: Yoda on June 03, 2011, 03:52:07 PM
in a rough spot on chapter 5/impossible in dead space. you're locked in a room for a certain time w/ the unkillable guy and a bunch of other dudes.

sucks. didn't really have any trouble until then
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 03, 2011, 05:47:47 PM
Played the shit out of mission mode last night in MvC3 and have the majority of the characters at 8/10 or higher.  I got the achievement, so I'm probably done there.  Just have to do Viewtiful Joe and Super Skrull's arcade mode and I'll have 1000/1000/Platinum. 

Also cleared all the loyalty missions in ME2.  Now to start the final hurrah or buy a DLC...
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Post by: kyuusei on June 03, 2011, 06:00:27 PM
Depends what you consider the worst ending. :P I think Axe ending is the worst ending as it is the one that cuts the game short most.

Yeah. Out of axe/sub/knife,
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depressed me because Clover fucking killed June. And because we supposedly found 'Zero' dead. What a mindfuck.
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But isn't Axe when Clover kills you after everyone claims to have found the 9th door? I recall in Knife that I died after discovering the room with two 9 doors and the coffin. Hell, in Sub, I didn't even find a door with a 9... all those 3 bad endings had the same length-ish.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 03, 2011, 07:50:38 PM
Found a copy of Tales of Destiny at Jay St. and this one actually saves. Got a little farther than before. I also got to the first checkpoint of Tales of Legendia, just to make sure it works.
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Post by: Bytor on June 03, 2011, 10:26:19 PM
Defeated Rei in Brave Story, thought the game was over...surprise...
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Post by: Seultoria on June 04, 2011, 12:00:00 AM
Tales of Graces F. Was fighting this giant ass boar, got him down to 15000 HP and then the cheapass mother fucker started bullrushing, killing everyone in 1-2 hits and I wasted so many fucking revival items. Probably gotta grind and buy new armor/master more titles. Strategy is worthless is the fuckers can't take any hits.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on June 04, 2011, 06:33:24 AM
Finally got around to playing Heavy Rain and got a good ending, all in one sitting too. Gonna do a second play through because one of my characters died at the scrapyard and I really wanted to see his storyline further developed.

Oh and getting the Lover Boy trophy was pretty awkward to watch. lol
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 04, 2011, 06:41:06 AM
Been playing Tactics Ogre Let us Cling Together. Here is another "official" review.


-

Score: 00000000000000000000000000000000000001

I reley dont want to say this...but i have to now.
This gaem is so ESEY! i mean, all you do is yous the chartot parot!
how is this an RPG anyway! you cant contrail anything in your praty!
what if i dont know want want to make morale dectations.
what apout grey areas! this game is crap!
its not even an RPG at all! in what way is this an RPG
if you can do quests n struff? explain to me!
the athore reviews a totol lies. is it supposed to be medival times?
WHY THERE IS NINJAS?! i dont even know how this damn game
got 93% on RPGfan
poeple think this review is worthles.
go ahead! say it! i dont care! im just trying to make a point here!
blam this peice of crap!

P.S the only reson i am giving this a 1 is beacuase the battles where pretty good. BUT THATS IT!
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 04, 2011, 04:01:07 PM
That sounds like most of Amazon's 1 star reviews haha.  You should have added, "the 10 minutes I spent playing this garbage made me wish I was playing Final Fantasy instead"

And that reminds me, I really need to start my TO:LUCT game.  Bought it the other week and haven't really started it yet.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 04, 2011, 04:08:16 PM
Played through the first Episode of Sam & Max Season One, and I'm about to start another episode once it's done downloading. Now this is the good stuff right here.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 05, 2011, 05:05:40 PM
That sounds like most of Amazon's 1 star reviews haha.  You should have added, "the 10 minutes I spent playing this garbage made me wish I was playing Final Fantasy instead"

And that reminds me, I really need to start my TO:LUCT game.  Bought it the other week and haven't really started it yet.

I was parodying this. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z2Z23SAFVA
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 05, 2011, 05:43:53 PM
I played legend of mana for like an hour today. I smiled while playing it.

WHAT IS THIS EMOTION.

Also started playing the NES version of Ultima 3 which is actually fun unlike every other console Ultima.
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Post by: Lard on June 05, 2011, 09:26:45 PM
I'm playing Fallout 3! And it's not crashing!

Code: [Select]
Very much!
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Post by: Fadedsun on June 05, 2011, 10:46:46 PM
Been playing Tactics Ogre Let us Cling Together. Here is another "official" review.


-

Score: 00000000000000000000000000000000000001

I reley dont want to say this...but i have to now.
This gaem is so ESEY! i mean, all you do is yous the chartot parot!
how is this an RPG anyway! you cant contrail anything in your praty!
what if i dont know want want to make morale dectations.
what apout grey areas! this game is crap!
its not even an RPG at all! in what way is this an RPG
if you can do quests n struff? explain to me!
the athore reviews a totol lies. is it supposed to be medival times?
WHY THERE IS NINJAS?! i dont even know how this damn game
got 93% on RPGfan
poeple think this review is worthles.
go ahead! say it! i dont care! im just trying to make a point here!
blam this peice of crap!

P.S the only reson i am giving this a 1 is beacuase the battles where pretty good. BUT THATS IT!

Where the hell did you find that? HAHAHA! Oh man, I wish I could talk to that person in real life. So ridiculous.

I've actually been paying TO:LUCT. I played the original, so of course I love this version.

There's nothing wrong with the Chariot tarot. In fact, it comes in handy, especially when you're trying to save a unit in a battle that you want to get in your party. In the past, you would have had to reload your data to try again, or just say screw it and try again on the next play through. Now there's no need for that, and that's a blessing because I don't have time for that crap these days. It's nice being able to go back in time mid-battle. I've never abused it, though. I've used it maybe, two or three times so far.
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Post by: Darklight on June 05, 2011, 11:21:54 PM
Ok, whatever internet reviews, MASS EFFECT 2 IS FREAKING AWESOME,, ahem, yes it is. Sure I miss the customization/micro management, But whatever, it's great. Heres hoping ME3 has the rpg elements back that 2 is missing. L.A noire will be on hold along with Jp yakuza 3,
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Post by: Adapheon on June 06, 2011, 06:14:58 AM
I've been playing the hell out of Terraria, it's like Minecraft but actually a game.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 06, 2011, 07:36:59 AM
@Fadedsun: I actually love the game too, and the Chariot tarot (or the chartot parot) is very handy. I think I do abuse it though :P I never miss because I go back to the start of the turn and try attacking in various positions until I do hit.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 06, 2011, 10:21:32 AM
I've been goofing around with Wakfu. I love the visuals, but it is a grindfest.
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Post by: Bytor on June 06, 2011, 08:10:09 PM
Finished Brave Story this morning, played Mana Khemia until little lady got home then went and bought Ys I & II Chronicles, been playing I while watching E3, so far liking this game.
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Post by: Darklight on June 06, 2011, 10:37:35 PM
Joker is back, ooooook, Back on the new Normandy, all good. And, found l.a noire very easy and dare I say it, boring. Visually it's fantastic, but I couldn't seem to get anything wrong. I can't help but to think it's a bit too easy for rpg players.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 07, 2011, 02:35:51 AM
SO... I'm going to have to get every weapon in the game to finish Scenario C? Screw that. I'm looking up a guide on NeoSeeker and printing it. But Scenario B of Nier was great. I shall review it like Starmongoose does:

:)
:0
D:
:)
o-o
oOo
?
:(
:'(
D':
:'O
:^D
>:^(

Now to print a cheat sheet.
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Post by: Aeolus on June 07, 2011, 01:50:00 PM
SO... I'm going to have to get every weapon in the game to finish Scenario C? Screw that. I'm looking up a guide on NeoSeeker and printing it. But Scenario B of Nier was great. I shall review it like Starmongoose does:

:)
:0
D:
:)
o-o
oOo
?
:(
:'(
D':
:'O
:^D
>:^(

Now to print a cheat sheet.

Shouldn't be hard. All of the missed weapons can be bought at blacksmiths and you don't even have to worry about upgrading any of them (aside from the broken Hymms Finger/Iron Will for plot reasons).

Besides there's still spoilers.
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Post by: Tomara on June 07, 2011, 03:22:46 PM
Almost done with Ar Tonelico 3. I think I'm going to get Finnel's ending. I don't really like her, but I HATE Saki, so, yeah. Perhaps I should have gone with another Reyvateil instead.. Ah well, I'm not going to replay this game, so Finnel it is.

Also, PEGI, why is this game rated 12+? Even in Japan its 15+...
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Post by: Bytor on June 07, 2011, 05:21:32 PM
OK....Vagullion in Ys I may be the cheapest boss battle I've ever seen, it's really quite silly how the mechanics of that fight work (IMO).
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 07, 2011, 08:22:06 PM
So I bought Mana Khemia and my parents got me Persona 4. I'm in Week 3 of Mana Khemia and this game is glorious.

I'm now going to finish Nier by watching Ending C and Ending D on Youtube. My XBox is ready to give out at any moment and I was told that the little differences in the actual questing aren't enough to really care about, so Youtube time!
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 07, 2011, 09:43:59 PM
Did Hunting Du'Cate in LoM. Why can't I quit this stupid game ;_;
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on June 07, 2011, 10:26:30 PM
Got to level 3 with Eko online in Arcana Heart 3 yesterday. I love this game except for the fact that it let's losers use simple control mode in Ranked matches, dear Haruhi why!? Also started FF13 again in hopes of finishing it a 3rd time before 13-2 releases. As well as Phantasy Star Portable 2, and Samurai Warriors 3.
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 07, 2011, 10:38:32 PM
Got to level 3 with Eko online in Arcana Heart 3 yesterday. I love this game except for the fact that it let's losers use simple control mode in Ranked matches, dear Haruhi why!?

(http://i.imgur.com/YzS3C.gif)

Eko is interesting.  Love the design.  Agree about the simple mode in ranked.  Getting hit 8-10k in a combo because you're mashing A is stupid.  MvC3 lets you do it too, but afaik, it doesn't show it anywhere to tell your opponent. 
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 07, 2011, 10:52:58 PM
I marathoned through Sam & Max Season One over the Weekend. Loved it except when I got stuck, which was often since I suck at these games. Also played through World 1 of LittleBig Planet PSP. Enjoying it more than expected.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on June 07, 2011, 10:55:35 PM
Got to level 3 with Eko online in Arcana Heart 3 yesterday. I love this game except for the fact that it let's losers use simple control mode in Ranked matches, dear Haruhi why!?

(http://i.imgur.com/YzS3C.gif)

Eko is interesting.  Love the design.  Agree about the simple mode in ranked.  Getting hit 8-10k in a combo because you're mashing A is stupid.  MvC3 lets you do it too, but afaik, it doesn't show it anywhere to tell your opponent. 

I've noticed there's a ton of people who just use the same combo over and over again. It's pretty easy to tell that they are most likely using simple mode. It pisses me off cause in a fair fight I'dve beat their asses. Though it was satisfying beating someone like that who has 500 matches to my 60, and was 2 levels above me.

Anyways i didn't expect to be maining as eko but she's the most for me to play as, and not to mention I'm best with her. I like how a lot of her attacks rush the opponent.
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 07, 2011, 11:00:43 PM
Got to level 3 with Eko online in Arcana Heart 3 yesterday. I love this game except for the fact that it let's losers use simple control mode in Ranked matches, dear Haruhi why!?

(http://i.imgur.com/YzS3C.gif)

Eko is interesting.  Love the design.  Agree about the simple mode in ranked.  Getting hit 8-10k in a combo because you're mashing A is stupid.  MvC3 lets you do it too, but afaik, it doesn't show it anywhere to tell your opponent. 

I've noticed there's a ton of people who just use the same combo over and over again. It's pretty easy to tell that they are most likely using simple mode. It pisses me off cause in a fair fight I'dve beat their asses. Though it was satisfying beating someone like that who has 500 matches to my 60, and was 2 levels above me.

I can't speak for the localization, but the Japanese version told you when someone was using simple mode.  After they select their character color and mode, small black text that says "simple" - or something like that - appear somewhere around the character.  I don't think the text stays there for too long, can't remember.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on June 07, 2011, 11:17:50 PM
Alright I'll look for it next time I play,and if i see it I'll just proceed to block anyone who does use it. I'd rather play against people who actually want to play the game, and not cheat like that. I mean they're ranked matches i could see it in player matches and wouldn't give a fuck.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 08, 2011, 02:09:09 AM
Up to the first history branch in Radiant Historia. This seems fun so far.

Let's hope it stays that way.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 08, 2011, 02:14:18 AM
Up to the first history branch in Radiant Historia. This seems fun so far.

Let's hope it stays that way.

So long as you don't underlevel, it will.

Managed to save exactly at 4 hours in Mana Khemia. I am enjoying the shit out of this game. The rumor system seems nice. I can't wait to play P2IS; I hear its rumor system is much deeper.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 08, 2011, 09:05:54 AM
Still playing Ys I & II Chronicles. I've made it to the boss in the Rastin Mine, and can't figure out how to beat him. Adol is already max leveled, and I've got great weapons and armor. I tried using some items, but there was no effect. Guess I'll check gamefaqs. This is pathetic.

My son is enjoying the hell out of Chrono Trigger. He just beat Tyrano(sp?). He loves the music, and listens to my OST all the time. He's even drawing pictures of Magus. Good kid.
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Post by: Bytor on June 08, 2011, 09:57:01 AM
If it's the vampire/bat thingy welcome to the club, that damn boss drove me crazy, such joy and elation when I beat it, lol! That thing is a mother. I do know you pretty much have to have silver sword to even hurt him but he's still silly hard. If it's not that boss then damn, there's a harder one! yikes!
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 08, 2011, 01:09:51 PM
I'm at the first week of Free Time in Mana Khemia. I'm doing Jess' character quest and... destruction of evidence is fun.
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Post by: Bytor on June 08, 2011, 10:20:54 PM
Finished Ys I after work today, fun game, not really mind blowing but solid and fun, also started Darksiders cause I really haven't been playing anything on PS3 since finishing Portal 2, so far it's certainly a GOW clone so far, but hey, the formula worked for GOW so why not.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 08, 2011, 10:42:18 PM
Starting Persona 4 after getting a bit stuck in Mana Khemia. These are both great games so far. And they've been helpful in working out my own pen and paper RPGs.
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Post by: CDFN on June 09, 2011, 02:53:00 PM
Dead Nation can be pretty addicting once you get into it.
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Post by: Lazlowe1984 on June 09, 2011, 05:23:03 PM
Returned to PSN so I have restart my old games like Uncharted 2,Killzone 2 and Disgaea 3
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on June 09, 2011, 06:25:42 PM
Returned to PSN so I have restart my old games like Uncharted 2,Killzone 2 and Disgaea 3

and get your ass kicked in Arcana Heart 3 =P
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on June 10, 2011, 12:28:58 AM
Started Ys II this morning, played a few hours of Mana Khemia (Chapter 5, Week 7 now) and no time for Darksiders tonight
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Post by: Darklight on June 10, 2011, 05:32:01 AM
I played the original Ultima last night on my PS3, I've finally found a game too old. It's just horrible, really horrible. On ME2 and ashley's turned into a bitch, we'll see. Unleashed the Test Krogan who i felt like shooting on the spot, like get over it dude! Genophage or not. Great sequel though really, Looking forward to ME3.

Spent an hour on Guwange this morning, the XBL version is excellent.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 10, 2011, 04:59:29 PM
^Try Stealing in Ultima. It makes the game a whole lot better.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 10, 2011, 05:42:56 PM
Quote
I played the original Ultima last night on my PS3

1. Ultima didn't really get good till 4. Basically I am a huge Ultima fanboy and there's nothing redeeming about 1 and 2.
2. Ultima on the PS3? What..?
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Post by: Bytor on June 10, 2011, 08:02:11 PM
Dead Nation can be pretty addicting once you get into it.

I'd say it is REALLY addicting! I only wish is I could see the zombies better, I loved the cop and circus zombies. Seriously CDFN is 100% right, this game is serious fun and it is challenging as well, not just a shooter/slasher at all.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 11, 2011, 11:56:41 PM
Well, Ys I can go fuck itself. I can't imagine how I ever played through the TG-cd versions. I put this on "easy" mode so I could ace through it and move on to Felghana and Seven, but HOLY SHIT is it hard. I can't get past the demon bat dude. I've only managed to get him down to half health. I finally asked myself why I was going through this torture, and turned it off. I think I may just skip ahead to Felghana. You would think when re-making a game, that they would refine the mechanics of it as well. make it actually playable, and maybe even fun. I have no time for this nonsense nowadays.
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Post by: Bytor on June 12, 2011, 12:21:00 AM
The key is patience and to walk to get the bats to follow you closely and then run from corner to corner and to attack him when he reforms right at the base of his feet and directly in front, and get away fast, furthermore if you cannot attack directly and in front do not attack at all, simply wait for him to reform and attack then because otherwise the bats will kill you fast! I admit it drove me crazy too, but I finally did get it on...let's see, maybe my 20th try...ahhh...satisfaction.
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Post by: Yggdrasil on June 12, 2011, 02:58:39 AM
Today (well, yesterday) I bought Super Mario All-Stars for my SNES. Playing this on a HDTV is pretty messy but still fun.

I also bought Flower from the PSN a couple of days ago and I had a better experience with this game than playing Shadow of the Colossus, I even called my mom to see the game and we were there glued to the screen until the end of the game that morning.

That was pretty awesome. (:
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Post by: Yoda on June 12, 2011, 03:13:40 AM
Can you describe flower in a little detail? I feel like I've heard about that game quite a bit... but I have no idea what the actual gameplay is about
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Post by: Yggdrasil on June 12, 2011, 03:32:44 AM
Can you describe flower in a little detail? I feel like I've heard about that game quite a bit... but I have no idea what the actual gameplay is about

Is kinda hard to do actually.

I'm just gonna say that if you are in the mood in trying something different that can make you relax, think and be amazed by the simplicity of the game itself go buy it. The controls can be a bit awkward at first but after a few minutes it can get difficult to put the controller down.

Not to mention that the game is short and it has quite a few trophies to collect if you are into that. Oh! and *please* buy the soundtrack, is beautiful. Seriously.
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Post by: Tomara on June 12, 2011, 04:50:33 AM
Played some Beautiful Katamari with a friend yesterday. We skipped right to the final star.

"This kind of like End of Evangelion, isn't it? What with everything becoming one and all."

"It needs different music."

"Komm, Süsser Tod?"

"That can be arranged."


So we made the sun while Komm, Süsser Tod played in the background. It was unsettling how perfect it was.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 12, 2011, 10:25:59 AM
Can you describe flower in a little detail? I feel like I've heard about that game quite a bit... but I have no idea what the actual gameplay is about

Yoda, Flower is amazing! Go for it. Such a beautiful and thought-provoking game. Unfortunately, it doesn't last very long, but I saw that as a plus.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 12, 2011, 02:55:28 PM
FINALLY beat Shadow Yukiko. Just took 11 hours of gameplay to do so. Now to continue on to the rest of PErsona 4.
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Post by: Dincrest on June 12, 2011, 03:37:13 PM
A good friend loaned me 999 (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors) so I've been playing it a bit.  Very good visual novel.  However, the fact that I can't skip over puzzle rooms I've already done during subsequent playthroughs annoys me because some of the puzzle rooms are a nuisance.  I've gotten 2 endings.  I'm satisfied and don't need to play it any more.  I'd go for more, but the fact I can't skip puzzles I've already done and get on with the story has soured me. 
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Post by: CDFN on June 12, 2011, 04:47:16 PM
Finished Dead Nation, damn game really gets your adrenaline pumping, even on normal is pretty tough.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 12, 2011, 04:51:29 PM
A good friend loaned me 999 (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors) so I've been playing it a bit.  Very good visual novel.  However, the fact that I can't skip over puzzle rooms I've already done during subsequent playthroughs annoys me because some of the puzzle rooms are a nuisance.  I've gotten 2 endings.  I'm satisfied and don't need to play it any more.  I'd go for more, but the fact I can't skip puzzles I've already done and get on with the story has soured me. 

:( That's a pity
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on June 12, 2011, 04:51:48 PM
Can you describe flower in a little detail? I feel like I've heard about that game quite a bit... but I have no idea what the actual gameplay is about

Yoda, Flower is amazing! Go for it. Such a beautiful and thought-provoking game. Unfortunately, it doesn't last very long, but I saw that as a plus.


Yoda doesn't have a PS3. Or are you making fun him? :-)

Edit: just saw Yoda's post saying he bought a triple. What games did you get? I already saw you bought demon's souls. Congrats. Both uncharted games better be on the list or else I'll hunt you down and bitchslap you.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on June 12, 2011, 04:55:22 PM
Dead Nation can be pretty addicting once you get into it.

I'd say it is REALLY addicting! I only wish is I could see the zombies better, I loved the cop and circus zombies. Seriously CDFN is 100% right, this game is serious fun and it is challenging as well, not just a shooter/slasher at all.

Have you finished it? Last part of the graveyard level was the hardest for me. I can't believe how many zombies the game throws at the player. Those monsters with blade hands are fucking cheap, they killed me more than all the other monsters combined.
But yeah, I didn't expect the game to be so much fun. The ending is fucking depressing though, Jesus Christ.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dincrest on June 12, 2011, 06:06:27 PM
A good friend loaned me 999 (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors) so I've been playing it a bit.  Very good visual novel.  However, the fact that I can't skip over puzzle rooms I've already done during subsequent playthroughs annoys me because some of the puzzle rooms are a nuisance.  I've gotten 2 endings.  I'm satisfied and don't need to play it any more.  I'd go for more, but the fact I can't skip puzzles I've already done and get on with the story has soured me. 

:( That's a pity

I honestly wish I could overlook the flaw since the game is very good, but I just can't.  I don't want to play it any more. 
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 12, 2011, 09:02:48 PM
Wizardry on PS3 has me hooked.  At least until Tuesday when Dungeon Siege III comes out.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 13, 2011, 09:03:15 AM
Popped in Oath in Felghana last night. What a difference from Ys Chronicles! This is fast and fun. Kind of like an arcade game. I remember playing Ys III on both the SNES and the TG-cd, but this is totally different. I LIKE it. At least until it gets to be too hard and I start whining about that.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on June 13, 2011, 12:03:36 PM
A good friend loaned me 999 (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors) so I've been playing it a bit.  Very good visual novel.  However, the fact that I can't skip over puzzle rooms I've already done during subsequent playthroughs annoys me because some of the puzzle rooms are a nuisance.  I've gotten 2 endings.  I'm satisfied and don't need to play it any more.  I'd go for more, but the fact I can't skip puzzles I've already done and get on with the story has soured me. 

I believe it's because you can randomly have chats during the puzzles and you can choose options that give you more info on the topic at hand. Personally, re-doing the puzzles isn't an issue since I can get them done quickly if I remember them right. What endings did you get, Neal?

Besides E3 demos, I've also been playing 999. Close to a 4th ending, or perhaps the second ending all over again. :(
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Post by: Dincrest on June 13, 2011, 05:41:49 PM
Liz- yellow submarine and knife
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on June 13, 2011, 08:09:33 PM
Quote
I played the original Ultima last night on my PS3

1. Ultima didn't really get good till 4. Basically I am a huge Ultima fanboy and there's nothing redeeming about 1 and 2.
2. Ultima on the PS3? What..?

Emulation with DosBox, However, I might update the PS3 and lose the ability to emulate. Thanks for the tip re ultima 4, i've just revived my old laptop (2007) to play ElderScrolls 3 for the 1st time
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Archendrus on June 14, 2011, 01:38:24 AM
Hey! I'm not dead, just completely without a computer =( I miss posting on here so I thought I'd check in.  Should be gettin' a new computer within a week, hopefully! I've been playin' way more music than games lately, but have worked my way through Dragon Age Origins over the past month or so.  Workin' on Awakening now.  Playin' Dragon Quest 8 simultaniously.  Man, I've been so out of the loop I don't even know what's come out these past few computer-less months
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on June 14, 2011, 03:45:17 AM
Finally located the last grotto boss for me in DQIX. Now all I need is his Angel Robe, a top level Ice grotto deep enough to get it's final encounters, and to clear that 99 grotto I have sitting around in my inventory then I can focus on the legacy bosses and maxing out my levels. Also whatever quests, accolades, and alchemiracles I still have left outstanding after this.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on June 14, 2011, 07:49:31 AM
I haven't been playing much recently, bit I have been participating in the Penny Arcade Pokemon Tournament with huge success. Not only have I won against each player so far, I haven't even lost a single round. I believe I'm in the finals as of this morning.

Also, a little birdie told me it might lay an egg shaped like Radiant Historia in my mailbox.
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Post by: Tomara on June 14, 2011, 08:36:49 AM
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals. One of my fellow writers refused to review this game, because he thought it wouldn't be worth the paper it was printed on. I'm going to punch him in the face next time I see him. This game is a lot of fun! Fighting is smooth, plenty of puzzles and I appreciate that the game is always trying to make sure the player is having fun.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 14, 2011, 08:38:14 AM
Played through the El Shaddai demo and while the gameplay is pretty standard stuff, I think the visuals are simply stunning. It's a shame that it will be mostly overlooked by the general gaming populace:(
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Post by: CDFN on June 14, 2011, 06:38:59 PM
Half Life 2 Episode 2 is one of the greatest creations in the history of mankind.
Valve is keeping quiet about Half Life 3 because they still haven't figured out how to surpass this masterpiece and they probably never will.
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Post by: Bytor on June 14, 2011, 07:55:38 PM
About halfway (I think) through Ys II, getting a tad frustrated with Darksiders, and of course still siming through Mana Khemia.
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Post by: Yoda on June 14, 2011, 08:43:57 PM
finally gearing down for some demon's souls.

I rebooted three times and I can't beat that tutorial boss. Sometimes the camera is wonky, I blame that.


I picked royalty class.
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Post by: Dice on June 14, 2011, 09:07:01 PM
Played through the El Shaddai demo and while the gameplay is pretty standard stuff, I think the visuals are simply stunning. It's a shame that it will be mostly overlooked by the general gaming populace:(

I thought the multitude of different outfits (I watch, didn't play, so I might be wrong here) reminded me of what a Megaman game could be (or something like that).
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on June 15, 2011, 03:18:27 AM
Pretty blown away at how much I loved Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes for the DS. This game is very addictive with really awesome and deep puzzle/RPG hybrid gameplay. Strongly recommend!

I want an HD sequel with a bigger grid/battlefield. The possibilities are endless.
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Post by: Candy on June 15, 2011, 07:54:08 AM
Pretty blown away at how much I loved Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes for the DS. This game is very addictive with really awesome and deep puzzle/RPG hybrid gameplay. Strongly recommend!

I want an HD sequel with a bigger grid/battlefield. The possibilities are endless.

My brother-in-law used to sit and play that all the time. Is it anything like Fire Emblem? He said it was and I should try it but I don't get the feeling they're similar at all.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 15, 2011, 09:11:40 AM
It's not really similar to Fire Emblem at all, I don't know why he told you that. :P

It IS still an awesome game though.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 15, 2011, 09:51:31 AM
I got my birthday present early and clocked an hour on Radiant Historia last night. Sometimes, you can just feel when a game is going to be good. This reminds me of the good old days.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 15, 2011, 10:24:42 AM
Having a blast with Oath in Felghana. Played through the Iburis(sp?) ruins last night. Basically just running around beating the crap out of everything. I like the battle multipliers and the hit count. Total arcade type stuff.
The voices are pretty awful, but I expected that.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on June 15, 2011, 10:40:06 AM
finally gearing down for some demon's souls.

I rebooted three times and I can't beat that tutorial boss. Sometimes the camera is wonky, I blame that.


I picked royalty class.

Long range attacks are really the only way to beat that thing. I beat it once using magic, also royalty's the worst class you can pick since it has the lowest soul level to start though it does mean you get more customization to it, and that soul arrow spell.
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Post by: Dice on June 15, 2011, 01:03:51 PM
Beat Valkyrie Profile and Hard Mode turned to be not all that hard.  Seraphic Gate ain't too bad either so far. Auto-Item is boss.
Started up VP2:Silmeria because I remember the game being really tough; I wanna replay it as a testament to my girl-gamer-strength!!!!!! Woo!
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Post by: Annubis on June 15, 2011, 01:25:15 PM
In VP2, you basically need to follow the 10 commandment:
- Thou shall do every side dungeon (talk in town to discover them), lest miss a very important sealstone pouch.
- Thou shall only use archers or heavy warriors with good movesets.
- Thou shall not rely on main characters but instead on einherjar.
- Thou shall put everything on offense for defense serves no purpose.
- Thou shall stack 'slayer' effects.
- Thou shall use the 'dismember' skill.
- Thou shall sealstone to thy advantage.
- Thou shall sealstone woes the thy foes.
- Thou shall never buy a sealstone costier than 10,000 crystals.
- Thou shall forget the rule above if you play an archer group for elemental sealstone exploitation.
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Post by: D-Rider on June 15, 2011, 03:50:48 PM
Try as I may, I just can't get into inFamous 2.  I can't even really tell you why, because I loved the first one and this game plays exactly like it.  Maybe that's the problem; it didn't shake things up enough to differentiate itself.

That feeling's been happening to me a lot lately, the feeling that I've done all this before.  Maybe I've finally gotten tired of gaming. :P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 15, 2011, 07:01:59 PM
I felt the same way about Infamous 2.  I got a 7-day rental and planned on finishing it. I played for maybe an hour and I was done with it.  It IS good and all but...meh.
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Post by: Aeolus on June 16, 2011, 12:49:31 AM
In VP2, you basically need to follow the 10 commandment:
- Thou shall do every side dungeon (talk in town to discover them), lest miss a very important sealstone pouch.
- Thou shall only use archers or heavy warriors with good movesets.
- Thou shall not rely on main characters but instead on einherjar.
- Thou shall put everything on offense for defense serves no purpose.
- Thou shall stack 'slayer' effects.
- Thou shall use the 'dismember' skill.
- Thou shall sealstone to thy advantage.
- Thou shall sealstone woes the thy foes.
- Thou shall never buy a sealstone costier than 10,000 crystals.
- Thou shall forget the rule above if you play an archer group for elemental sealstone exploitation.

Or if you're a maxi-OCD-sperg then only use Story characters, level them all way the fuck up as soon as possible, and never get rid of a single einheriar until the Gate where you can farm the best dropable equipment in the game, then load them up to your einheriar and then send them up for a metric fuckton of statboosters.
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Post by: Annubis on June 16, 2011, 10:06:19 AM
In VP2, you basically need to follow the 10 commandment:
- Thou shall do every side dungeon (talk in town to discover them), lest miss a very important sealstone pouch.
- Thou shall only use archers or heavy warriors with good movesets.
- Thou shall not rely on main characters but instead on einherjar.
- Thou shall put everything on offense for defense serves no purpose.
- Thou shall stack 'slayer' effects.
- Thou shall use the 'dismember' skill.
- Thou shall sealstone to thy advantage.
- Thou shall sealstone woes the thy foes.
- Thou shall never buy a sealstone costier than 10,000 crystals.
- Thou shall forget the rule above if you play an archer group for elemental sealstone exploitation.

Or if you're a maxi-OCD-sperg then only use Story characters, level them all way the fuck up as soon as possible, and never get rid of a single einheriar until the Gate where you can farm the best dropable equipment in the game, then load them up to your einheriar and then send them up for a metric fuckton of statboosters.

It's more that throughout the main story, the story characters play musical chair. I never understood why devs think this is an awesome idea.
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Post by: Yoda on June 16, 2011, 12:49:25 PM
Question about Demon's Souls:

What happens if you quit the game while in a level? Does it save you right there on the spot w/ everything you've gotten after leaving the nexus?
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Post by: Bytor on June 16, 2011, 09:47:36 PM
Zava in Ys II is a muther of a battle...I'm just sayin'! However I did get through the Grieving Towers in Dead Nation before work today so good start to the day, lol.
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Post by: Geop on June 16, 2011, 10:54:12 PM
Started up Torchlight on Very Hard.
Playing with Vanquisher is so fucking fun.
I can only cover a floor or two in a single sitting, though, before I get the urge to play something else.
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Post by: Aeolus on June 17, 2011, 02:28:50 AM
In VP2, you basically need to follow the 10 commandment:
- Thou shall do every side dungeon (talk in town to discover them), lest miss a very important sealstone pouch.
- Thou shall only use archers or heavy warriors with good movesets.
- Thou shall not rely on main characters but instead on einherjar.
- Thou shall put everything on offense for defense serves no purpose.
- Thou shall stack 'slayer' effects.
- Thou shall use the 'dismember' skill.
- Thou shall sealstone to thy advantage.
- Thou shall sealstone woes the thy foes.
- Thou shall never buy a sealstone costier than 10,000 crystals.
- Thou shall forget the rule above if you play an archer group for elemental sealstone exploitation.

Or if you're a maxi-OCD-sperg then only use Story characters, level them all way the fuck up as soon as possible, and never get rid of a single einheriar until the Gate where you can farm the best dropable equipment in the game, then load them up to your einheriar and then send them up for a metric fuckton of statboosters.

It's more that throughout the main story, the story characters play musical chair. I never understood why devs think this is an awesome idea.

True. But if you do it right, by the first or second round of musical companions, you'll be inundated with enough awesome gear that the main character and that guy who looks kinda like a proto Papa Nier can basically solo the rest of the game.

Otherwise yeah, the game was terrible with party members/einheriars since most party members were refugees from Lenneth and the einheriar were mostly just there to fill in your ranks in the meanwhile.

Also terrible with that breaking stuff off of enemies.
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Post by: Darklight on June 17, 2011, 02:50:53 AM
Well, ME2 has become repetitive to me, so trying to finish main story. Still fun, but some of the side stories are just lame and I really can't be arsed doing anymore mining. So shoot me :)

I bought Nier, so going to load this up tonight
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Post by: kyuusei on June 17, 2011, 02:59:44 AM
You don't have to mine a lot. Just collect eezo.

Got the sub ending in 999 again...
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Post by: Vanguard on June 17, 2011, 10:44:02 AM
Only a few hours into Radiant Historia. I think I'm going to be at this one for a while.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 17, 2011, 11:38:36 AM
You don't have to mine a lot. Just collect eezo.

Got the sub ending in 999 again...

If you have a Safe ending...


471
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Post by: kyuusei on June 17, 2011, 01:54:45 PM
No, I need the safe and letter endings still. I've also been told 586. Gonna try again tonight.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 17, 2011, 07:40:38 PM
I'm about 21 hours into Persona 4. It's May 22nd, I just beat the Contrarian King and I'm going to grind a bit before fighting the Boss of the Steamy Bathhouse (I need money and my characters are all so close to level 25).
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 17, 2011, 10:05:58 PM
~6 hours into Radiant Historia.

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Sand Fortress just got bombed. Also got... Raynie's? first skill scroll.
I'm diggin' this hard.
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Post by: Bytor on June 17, 2011, 10:55:11 PM
Just finished Ys II, nice little game. Not overwhelming but a fun romp!
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Post by: Vanguard on June 18, 2011, 03:23:57 PM
Seven hours into RH. This is maybe the best RPG I've played.
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 18, 2011, 04:07:49 PM
Hooked up my arcade stick to my PC and played Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo for awhile.  Good fucking times.
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Post by: kyuusei on June 19, 2011, 12:18:23 AM
Safe ending in 999 explained a lot BUT I AM STILL CONFUSED.

Time for another ending...
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Post by: suikoman444 on June 19, 2011, 12:44:44 AM
Beat Nocturne and got the True Demon Ending on my first playthrough. No longer have access to the rest of the PS2 Shin Megami Tensei games for the rest of the summer so now working on Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Digging it so far, but there are a couple changes from the GBA ones that I'm not sure if I like more or less yet.
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Post by: Azrael on June 19, 2011, 11:58:15 AM
Still working on Rise's dungeon in Persona 4. Reached the halfway point I guess. Just fought the boss in the middle of it. God damn this is one long freaking game.

Started up Star Ocean as well. Suffering from playing HD game on SD TV. All the text is so damn small. Played very little (up to the first real fight). I can already see bits of the silliness, but dammit I think I'm going to enjoy the hell out of the game.
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Post by: kyuusei on June 19, 2011, 02:03:14 PM
I don't know what the hell ending I'm getting but I'm behind a 9th door.
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Post by: Bytor on June 19, 2011, 10:23:20 PM
Started Vagrant Story late last night, so far...wow...also messing with PoPoLoCrois on PSP, somewhat unsure so far and continuing to kill da zombies in Dead Nation...Darksiders is at a standstill for now.
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Post by: D-Rider on June 20, 2011, 12:05:22 AM
I shelved inFamous 2 for Saint's Row 2.  Now this I like, because it's completely ridiculous in all the best ways.  And to think that I had never played a game as a Cockney-accented, cross-dressing katana fetishist until now.
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Post by: Darklight on June 20, 2011, 12:52:13 AM
Realized my attitude towards Bioware really does suck, Still playing ME2, It's just the"Grunt" side story that turned me off, and thane's, and tali's. But Hey, back on track here and enjoying it. Decked out Shepards room with models and the space hamster which is kind of strange.

Thought i'd get all the achievements with the megadrive/genesis collection. Bought Oblivion GOTY for xb
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Post by: kyuusei on June 20, 2011, 01:12:32 AM
TRUE ENDING GET
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LOL ALICE.

Though the coffin icon also appears alongside the true ending icon. Uh.

Also, ahahahah @ Sudoku being the final puzzle. SUDOKU.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 20, 2011, 09:27:15 AM
I've logged about ten hours on Radiant Historia thus far. I've mostly been playing in the alternate history, but I've hit an impasse and need to go to the standard history in order to progress any further. I just entered the sewers of Granorg.

One of the thing this game shows is how far behind most typical JRPGs are. I wouldn't call this the peak of innovation, but the little things this game does add to the typical formula make this a truly unique experience. I like that there is a way to get preemptive strikes, turn invisible, and interact with the environment. The battle system is such a perfect blend of tradition and SRPG elements.
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Post by: Yoda on June 20, 2011, 06:24:00 PM
The joy I have right now.

I'm new to demon's souls and have been so busy I haven't had much time to play. I'm saying fuck it right now and I'm playing the 1st area still right before the tower knight.

I placed down a blue stone on the big bridge. Well I had killed the red dragon in my world but the world I got summoned to he was still there.

So guess what. Thing killed me as soon as I got there. Well I put another one down and got summoned right away by a new guy and we fought the tower knight.

That was so damn fun, to work as a team like that w/ some stranger for a few minutes then go back. I'm going to fight that boss on my own and I'm curious as to how that will go w/ only one person


I fucking love this game. Top notch.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 20, 2011, 09:02:14 PM
I had some monies in my playstation wallet and decided to download 'Outland'.  One of the best downloadable titles since Limbo or Braid.  It really reminds me of Metroid at times.:)
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Post by: Azrael on June 21, 2011, 11:10:15 AM
I am really really really enjoying Star Ocean. By far the best battle system in the series. Skill system and item creation is also a lot better than Star Ocean 3. So far I just beat the first "real" boss. Still having trouble dealing with those. Just gotta get better hang of blindsides and using the rush gauge. The dialogue is hilariously bad.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 21, 2011, 04:34:07 PM
Grinding in Persona 4, grinding in FFXIII, and having a blast with Radiant Historia.

Oh how I love my GADHD.
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Post by: Yoda on June 21, 2011, 06:10:13 PM
some wuss invaded my game in Demon's Souls and I was totally smoking his ass. He quit like a chump
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Post by: Bytor on June 21, 2011, 07:09:36 PM
PoPoLoCrois is turning out better than I thought it would when I started it. Not epic but it's keeping me amused.
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Post by: Darklight on June 21, 2011, 08:57:25 PM
Finished ME2, The last battle was kind of cool though easy. IMHO Me1 was more satisfying from a fan of rpg's perspective. At the end of the day, ME is a great concept though Bioware need to consider whether they're making rpg's or shooters on rails.
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 21, 2011, 09:26:09 PM
I had some monies in my playstation wallet and decided to download 'Outland'.  One of the best downloadable titles since Limbo or Braid.  It really reminds me of Metroid at times.:)

Yeah, it's a pretty good game.  It's really easy (but still very fun) for the first half of the game, but it gets really hectic later on.  Save points are plentiful and it's not that difficult, but the challenge is perfect.  It's tough, but I can't see many people being turned off by its difficulty.

I am really really really enjoying Star Ocean. By far the best battle system in the series. Skill system and item creation is also a lot better than Star Ocean 3. So far I just beat the first "real" boss. Still having trouble dealing with those. Just gotta get better hang of blindsides and using the rush gauge. The dialogue is hilariously bad.

Once you figure out a certain mechanic, the game becomes really easy.  One of the characters is really, really good and slightly overpowered.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 21, 2011, 11:02:35 PM
SO1 and 2 are both really easy. Also infinitely better than SO3. Fucking SO3. God. (My main complaint about SO2 is that item creation doesn't seem to get useful till it's too late to be useful since it takes awhile to get your skills up, then again maybe I just suck at it. I really feel like replaying that game again sometime, though. Wish it was longer. Still it has a really strong dicking-around-ish-ness quality to it).

Speaking of RH, it really seems pretty balance so far. I've never hit enemy encounters that are really pushoverish. It's not like in Strange Journey where I could eventually just mash AutoBattle (maybe this'll change, I'm sort of overleveled from goofy hidden door goofs).

Also, the turn sequencing thing. It's pretty much an incarnation of press turn, but I think it works really well so far. It's interesting -- SMT:N & DDS focused on using press-turn to promote hitting weaknesses to increase the number of turns you got, whereas RH focuses less on weakness and more on other ways to increase the number of hits on individual enemies by getting them to stack.

I think P3, P4, and SJ had a shared problem in that they just had hit weakness, get combo type systems (though P3/4 were arguably more interesting since you had to stun everyone). In SJ's case it got sort of... I don't want to say too powerful, but it wasn't very interesting. Also the one-sideness of it was troubling.

RH's enemy-moving mechanics are also strictly one sided -- enemies can't push YOU around -- but it seems like enemies get to do fuckloads of damage to compensate.

But yeah, totally agreeing with Neal -- totally badass game and I'm surprised it apparently didn't get that much coverage.

I wish there was more music, though. What I've heard is really good, it's just that a lot of areas use the same stuff.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 21, 2011, 11:10:20 PM
I grinded 4 hours today in FFXIII. And I still love the battle system. My brain will explode from having to hear Vanille's voice for that long though.

Also, what does RH stand for? I couldn't find the answer on Google and it honestly sounds pretty good from Mesh and Vanguard's (was it Vanguard who said it?) description of it.
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Post by: Azrael on June 21, 2011, 11:40:56 PM
Radiant Historia for the DS. If my sister (or I) could find her DS I would probably get that...at some point...when I'm not increasing my backlog.

Got a bit further on in Star Ocean. I think I'm almost done with this planet. My only complaint with the battle system is the inability to control guarding. SO3s fury gauge wasn't great, but it was a nice addition, this whole stop moving and pray you block is crappy. Blindsides make up for it I guess. In SO2 I never felt that way with the skill system or item creation...but I think that's because I've played it through about 3 times (and the first one I completely screwed myself in every way, including skill management) and slowly learned how to make the most of each skill, and particularly which skills to focus on. If you manage it right item creation is fairly useful to get money early on. I think it's proven itself most useful in SO4 though. I think I've only really bought 2 weapons and for the most part I've been able to effectively upgrade through item creation which is pretty nice.
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Post by: Bytor on June 21, 2011, 11:49:02 PM
While I am enjoying this game immeasurably so far Vagrant Story is freaking hard! And I am certainly in the minority but I despised SO4's battle system. On a fun note little lady is @4 hrs into Lunar: Silver Star Harmony and having a great time. i always enjoy when she enjoys a game too!
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Post by: Azrael on June 22, 2011, 12:20:27 AM
What did you hate about the battle system? Also...are you saying you preferred the battle systems of previous Star Oceans or you just don't really like the Star Ocean battle system?
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on June 22, 2011, 12:30:50 AM
Yesterday, I came across a cheap used copy of the first Shadow Hearts for the PS2. Played a good hour of it last night/this morning........WHY DIDN'T I PLAY THIS GAME AGES AGO!?

I'm also playing the first White Knight Chronicles in WKC2. Just got the shield for the white knight. Pretty good game, thus far.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 22, 2011, 03:13:11 AM
Radiant Historia for the DS. If my sister (or I) could find her DS I would probably get that...at some point...when I'm not increasing my backlog.

OH

I'm playing that now. It's pretty awesome.
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Post by: CDFN on June 22, 2011, 07:48:05 AM
some wuss invaded my game in Demon's Souls and I was totally smoking his ass. He quit like a chump

Nice! Have you tried invading someone? Be sure not to get killed before you reach him, that's pretty humiliating lol.
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Post by: Yoda on June 22, 2011, 10:17:26 AM
some wuss invaded my game in Demon's Souls and I was totally smoking his ass. He quit like a chump

Nice! Have you tried invading someone? Be sure not to get killed before you reach him, that's pretty humiliating lol.

I don't have a black stone yet. Only blue and white.

Shrug-a-lug
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Post by: Bytor on June 22, 2011, 10:48:47 AM
What did you hate about the battle system? Also...are you saying you preferred the battle systems of previous Star Oceans or you just don't really like the Star Ocean battle system?

One issue I had was the knockback system, I simply felt that at times I'd get the shit kicked out of me and couldn't do anything but watch. I also hated the backside system, to me it simply didn't work like I thought it should. Boss battles at times struck me as way too over the top, I mean, seriously how many hit points did some of those freaking bosses have?!? But, pretty much from everything I've read most people praised the system so I am forced to concede it is simply not my cup of tea.
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Post by: Azrael on June 22, 2011, 01:35:36 PM
Yeah it's definitely not for everyone. The stun thing is annoying, but at the same time it can be used in the same manner on the enemy. Boss battles have definitely been a bit too crazy for me thus far. I haven't really figured out a proper way to approach them, especially the one I just fought who was a freaking flying enemy making Edge virtually useless. I used Reimi, but I'm not used to using her yet.

So I'm on Cardinion or whatever. I think it's cool that this is a prequel and there is no CP3 so they're all like we'll just talk to and interfere with everyone. I think it's crazy though that they thought, Hey...let's bring this 13 year old whose entire world has been one tiny ass continent with two villages out into space. I wonder why it is they have such shitty writing for Star Ocean. It's not to say tri-Ace isn't capable of writing better stuff. Oh well. Lots of fun. One other gripe though is that freaking Lymle is so useless in battle. Why won't she freaking heal when people are in critical!? And the tactics choices seem useless in that regard, especially compared to previous iterations. It's a minor gripe though honestly as I haven't had anyone die on me yet, it just gets a bit annoying.
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Post by: Bytor on June 22, 2011, 01:59:39 PM
Honestly you sound exactly like me @1/4 through the game. I was annoyed by all the issues you are but overall I was still having (somewhat I guess) fun. Unfortunately for me as the game progressed what only annoyed me earlier rapidly became unbearable. And the story didn't help. I thought it started out with a really enjoyable premise, kinda a "lost in space" feel, then it got stupid and spiraled into further stupidity as I went along. There are very few games I loved so much that I grew to despise so much as this one.
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Post by: Annubis on June 22, 2011, 02:35:34 PM
I want a picture of his face when he gets to THAT place.
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Post by: Azrael on June 22, 2011, 02:47:48 PM
When you put it that way it makes me excited!
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Post by: Darklight on June 22, 2011, 11:40:44 PM
Honestly you sound exactly like me @1/4 through the game. I was annoyed by all the issues you are but overall I was still having (somewhat I guess) fun. Unfortunately for me as the game progressed what only annoyed me earlier rapidly became unbearable. And the story didn't help. I thought it started out with a really enjoyable premise, kinda a "lost in space" feel, then it got stupid and spiraled into further stupidity as I went along. There are very few games I loved so much that I grew to despise so much as this one.

SO4 to me is the kind of title where you try to get all the sub-stories etc until you can no longer hear the English dubbing without bleeding internally. Then it's a matter of "I started, I may as well finish". Good concept, poorly executed, as are so many modern rpg's.

So many title's now, i think I might start Nier or Record of agarest war, Or maybe oblivion goty on the xb since i'm still pissed about the ps3 vampire bug
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 22, 2011, 11:43:07 PM
Good concept, poorly executed, as are so many everything.

Fixed that for you.
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Post by: Tomara on June 23, 2011, 03:24:16 PM
Played some Tales of Vesperia with a friend. For some reason he was surprised it was a Xbox 360 game... Anyway, we played all the way up to Halure and we plan on playing more everytime he visits. Maybe we'll make it all the way to the credits.

This guy always makes fun of my RPG's and thinks Oblivion is god's gift to the genre, but he soon admitted that Vesperia wasn't so bad. He likes Yuri's snarky comments, the vibrant world ('this is world I wouldn't mind exploring!'), Repede and the battlesystem. He might also be a Raven fan, but I'm not going to let him steal him from me. Raven is mine!
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Post by: Azrael on June 23, 2011, 04:43:53 PM
Star Ocean 4 - On Earth and had a great time laughing at some of the ridiculous private actions on the way there. The Cardianon mothership was a somewhat aggravating dungeon, made more so by the security gate maze/camera that didn't behave and that I completely forgot that I could use Bacchus's stealth until I was pretty much done with the dungeon.
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Post by: Annubis on June 23, 2011, 04:54:16 PM
Yup, you're about to get to the worst moment of the game.
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Post by: Darklight on June 23, 2011, 09:20:08 PM
Yup, you're about to get to the worst moment of the game.


That would be the moment Reimi opens her mouth?
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Post by: Aeolus on June 24, 2011, 10:04:22 AM
Yup, you're about to get to the worst moment of the game.

I'm guessing it's either "DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT" or the big bad finally reveals himself.

Oh well, still better than "WELCOME TO 4D" of SO3.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 24, 2011, 11:03:20 AM
Finally bought Heavy Rain. Started that sucker up last night, and was very quickly impressed. A lot of ambition went into this game. I played just until it switched characters, but everything is top notch so far. Not just the graphics, but the music, voice work, etc. are all very well done. Hopefully, it stays this way throughout.
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Post by: Azrael on June 24, 2011, 12:09:59 PM
So I'm on planet Roak now. I'm sure I know which scene you are likely referring to but the whole of the Earth sequence was pretty bad in my opinion. Still I move forward! As bad as the story is I feel so compelled and intrigued to find out just what the hell this is all culminating to. And yeah, I think anything would be better than the big reveal of SO3.
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Post by: CDFN on June 24, 2011, 02:19:42 PM
Finally bought Heavy Rain. Started that sucker up last night, and was very quickly impressed. A lot of ambition went into this game. I played just until it switched characters, but everything is top notch so far. Not just the graphics, but the music, voice work, etc. are all very well done. Hopefully, it stays this way throughout.


The first chapters are by far the most boring part in the game, it only really picks up from where you are now. Enjoy the intensity of the individual moments and try to overlook the inconsistencies of the main plot. The game will put you in situations you never found yourself in and the fact that the characters can actually die if you screw up makes the whole thing more intense.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 25, 2011, 09:44:52 AM
What's funny is that DDS/DDS2 and SO3 had the same plot twist, it was just that DDS/DDS2 were competent about it.

Anyway, further along in RH. Someone I know complained about losing progress from going back in time. I'm like ONLY TIME TRAVEL A BUNCH AFTER UNLOCKING A NODE YOU IGMO and they're all HUH. I think they just suck at games or something.

Anyway, was in Alternate History. Going to go back to the main history now. I really love how, as Neal said in his review, that it focuses on taking place in a small number of areas. This is something I really disliked about a lot of old JRPGs -- you get to a town, do one thing there, and leave. The first quarter of FFVI I remember being especially goofy about it and it's not really a change I saw changing till the 32-bit dayz.

It's something I loved about the classic Ultima games. It's why I actually ended up liking CC more than CT. Or why I thought Dragon Warrior 7 actually had a pretty neat story in spite of the translation.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 25, 2011, 10:39:15 AM
Yeah, they clearly don't understand how to play RH if that's a serious complaint. I'm further along as well. I actually have to grind a little to progress to the next part I think. More for abilities than stats.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on June 25, 2011, 12:41:11 PM
Yeah, they clearly don't understand how to play RH if that's a serious complaint. I'm further along as well. I actually have to grind a little to progress to the next part I think. More for abilities than stats.

Usually if it gets too hard for me I just switch timelines. Also are you abusing combos maximally?

Oh, and I found out that if you buff Raynie's magic statue she turns into a gnarly mass of claws and fuck-yeah. There's some spear that increases her magic quite a bit, and then Marco gets that cheap Magic Boost early on.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 25, 2011, 01:20:07 PM
I just needed to grab a certain Skill for Rosch to help me with this one boss fight. Otherwise, I chain my combos like crazy.

I'll try that on Raynie, as I use her for a mix of spear action and casting. Marco, on the other hand, gets swapped almost immediately if I have another character.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 25, 2011, 07:13:41 PM
In RH, I always use the lowest level characters until a boss fight. Then I switch to whoever may work best (usually Marco and Raynie).

In P4, I just made some ridiculously powerful Personae (today's fusion forecast grants extra Social Link EXP., bonus stats, and Diarama). The best part is that these ridiculously powerful Personae won't break the game in the slightest. I'll still have difficult times with them. I love the way Atlus balances their games. You don't have to use the stuff that will make you extra powerful, but if you do you still aren't overpowered. It's just great seeing this in RPGs (especially when so many others just let you steamroll through enemies if you choose to empower yourself).

I'm giving up on FFXIII for a while to wait for Catherine. After looking back through some of the interviews and such for Catherine, I just don't feel that FFXIII is really worthy of my time anymore.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on June 25, 2011, 11:08:02 PM
I just needed to grab a certain Skill for Rosch to help me with this one boss fight. Otherwise, I chain my combos like crazy.

I'll try that on Raynie, as I use her for a mix of spear action and casting. Marco, on the other hand, gets swapped almost immediately if I have another character.

Yeah, that one boss fight is pretty much the only non-sidequest fight that you actually need to grind for in the game. Entirely due to Roche being the best man to take out those damn mines but you've only just got him back since his brief stint way back at the beginning of the AH timeline and is grossly underleveled and thus underskilled at this point. Seriously, you only have him for the mines and a few spots in the hills and Judgement cliffs. Grind him up to level 18 and give him as much attack boosting equipment as you can, and that fight is in the bag as long as you realize that the boss speeds up as it's health decreases.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on June 25, 2011, 11:11:29 PM
So...still playing PoPoLoCrois and I have to admit it is simply a really fun game, not great but it keeps my attention. Dead Nation is (still) fun, but damn it can get tough, and poor Mana Khemia has taken a back seat.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on June 26, 2011, 12:52:10 AM
Just finished the Coliseum fight in Star Ocean and I have to go find Sarah. I think the Coliseum fight was the easiest Boss fight thus far since it wasn't so freaking crazy with 3 other people going nuts and I could just blindside the guy and combo him to death. It felt good to be able to so easily just pull the moves off. I don't think he hit me once.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on June 26, 2011, 08:44:43 AM
I just needed to grab a certain Skill for Rosch to help me with this one boss fight. Otherwise, I chain my combos like crazy.

I'll try that on Raynie, as I use her for a mix of spear action and casting. Marco, on the other hand, gets swapped almost immediately if I have another character.

Yeah, that one boss fight is pretty much the only non-sidequest fight that you actually need to grind for in the game. Entirely due to Roche being the best man to take out those damn mines but you've only just got him back since his brief stint way back at the beginning of the AH timeline and is grossly underleveled and thus underskilled at this point. Seriously, you only have him for the mines and a few spots in the hills and Judgement cliffs. Grind him up to level 18 and give him as much attack boosting equipment as you can, and that fight is in the bag as long as you realize that the boss speeds up as it's health decreases.

I'm glad you knew exactly what I was talking about. Those fucking mines are annoying, but once I figured out to push the boss into the back row and unload on him, it just took a few minutes to beat. Right now I'm doing more sidequest stuff. I need a break from all the text in this game.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on June 26, 2011, 10:33:14 AM
On disc 2 of Star Ocean. That was the weirdest freaking switch discs ever. I thought it would end on an event or something not just going from one area to the next. Oh well...Onward!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on June 26, 2011, 10:52:54 PM
I finally found Tales of Vesperia, second hand and scratched to bits. Cleaned it about 100 times and managed to install on the 360. Had a test run til I got to a fight scene, Glad I got it as it looks pretty good. Also bought silent hill 2 for the original xbox for $6, also got Dino Crisis 3 and half life 2 for $6 each. But New game journal related, I'm playing Oblivion GOTY on the 360, already racked up 10 hours, Did the vampire quest before going to the shivering isles, I just need and want to finish this properly.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on June 26, 2011, 11:33:24 PM
Fallout 3: My purple haired Asian chick grew up to be a mouthy brat, a gun freak and a thief.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on June 27, 2011, 12:59:49 AM
Sold a whole bunch of PS2 games that I doubt I'll ever play again and I now have enough 360 games to last me a very long time. I now have Mass Effect 2, Bioshock and GTA4.

SO4 - I just finished the Purgatorium and I am pretty sure I'll be leaving the planet soon as Welch just messaged me that I must get to the ship immediately. Screwed around in the Coliseum a bit but decided to just push on. I don't think I'll spend too much time with end game stuff since I've got a few other games.

Popped in GTA4 and played a bit. Got to the part where I had to buy some clothes and what happens...the game freezes. What the fuck man...what the fuck? I got scared and thought it might be the Xbox but there was no red light or anything and it was as hot as the thing normally gets. Oh well...wasn't so far into the game.
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Post by: Annubis on June 27, 2011, 10:17:39 AM
A friend of mine lent me Growlanser: Generations. I played the shit out of the first game (so the second I guess) this weekend and nearly finished it. This game reminds me of Final Fantasy Tactics in the way that most story battle are relatively easy while random encounters are brutal.
I'm at the last battle and I failed it 3 times already. I hate the last mission with a passion. The map is completely to the enemies' advantage, your party scattered, tons of enemy mages hidden behind walls, it's timed and you have to defeat the boss that is behind all the other enemies and just walking there takes more than 3/4 of the time allowed to do the mission.

oh, and if your hero dies, it's game over and he starts alone on the map with a single ally against everything for like 1/4 of the time allowed on the mission.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 27, 2011, 01:23:47 PM
Been playing a lot of Battlefield 1943, Outland and Braid lately. I also started up a game of Threads of Fate but the game hasn't aged well in my eyes. I doubt it will hold my attention much longer.  I may pick up Dungeon Siege III sometime this week as well. The demo was pretty good.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on June 27, 2011, 04:53:43 PM
A friend of mine lent me Growlanser: Generations. I played the shit out of the first game (so the second I guess) this weekend and nearly finished it. This game reminds me of Final Fantasy Tactics in the way that most story battle are relatively easy while random encounters are brutal.
I'm at the last battle and I failed it 3 times already. I hate the last mission with a passion. The map is completely to the enemies' advantage, your party scattered, tons of enemy mages hidden behind walls, it's timed and you have to defeat the boss that is behind all the other enemies and just walking there takes more than 3/4 of the time allowed to do the mission.

oh, and if your hero dies, it's game over and he starts alone on the map with a single ally against everything for like 1/4 of the time allowed on the mission.

This sounds awesome and right up my alley. I might just dust off my copy of the game and give it a whirl... all it's been doing is collecting dust thus far.

As for me, I've been playing Ratchet and Clank on PS3. And Order of Ecclesia on DS.
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Post by: Dice on June 27, 2011, 06:31:58 PM
On disc 2 of Star Ocean. That was the weirdest freaking switch discs ever. I thought it would end on an event or something not just going from one area to the next. Oh well...Onward!

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Despite the weird ass plot-twist on Earth, I loved the fact it was included... kinda cool to see a mid-twentieth century Earth being made into HD3D.

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Um. I never beat the game before (watched my bro do it as a kid).  I think we all had the same thing on our mind when we opened up the game box: why the hell isn't the cartridge gold?! 
Good game, but it actually makes me wanna play all the other Zelda titles a lot.  And as much as I respect how true developers were to the original, would it have killed them to throw a few trees to Hyrule field?  God it's boring looking.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 27, 2011, 06:39:46 PM
Dice, I know what you mean. Play Majora's Mask after this. It's way better than OoT and continues the great storyline.

I'm in Risette's dungeon in P4. I'm not sure whether to cover my eyes or embrace it. They both seem like horrible options.
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Post by: Azrael on June 27, 2011, 07:45:33 PM
Persona 4...yeah...I gotta get back to that at some point. It's just that it's so long and Star Ocean is moving so quickly. I'm back on Aeos and some shit went down. I'm also enjoyiing all the PAs, especially the recent batch involving Meracle, Edge and Reimi, as well as the ones with Lymle and Faize. Honestly, I don't think the story is horrible, just that it has some of the worst dialogue and presentation.

GTA4 - I may have to exchange the disc. I did read that people have suffered slowdown issues similar to what I've been experiencing, but what I went through this morning made the game damn near unplayable. I hope it's just the disc otherwise I'm just going to give up on the game. Definitely not worth that kind of headache.
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Post by: Yoda on June 28, 2011, 05:42:34 PM
I popped in NieR really fast to see how it is. It seems like I'm going to lurve it, but sadly I have to finish a few other games first.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on June 28, 2011, 06:03:25 PM
Persona 4...yeah...I gotta get back to that at some point. It's just that it's so long and Star Ocean [4] .... Honestly, I don't think the story is horrible, just that it has some of the worst dialogue and presentation.

Thank you!

LoZ: Ocarina -- Beat Phantom Ganon at the Forest Temple.... not much of a temple, looked like a house.  I hate how, on the way to that temple, there is really no easy way to get passed the Moblin's that angry-charge at your sorry ass.  Goddamn Zelda games though... the more hearts you inevitably get, the easier the game is.  I always find the first few dungeons of these games the worst.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 28, 2011, 06:20:47 PM
Persona 4...yeah...I gotta get back to that at some point. It's just that it's so long and Star Ocean [4] .... Honestly, I don't think the story is horrible, just that it has some of the worst dialogue and presentation.

Thank you!

LoZ: Ocarina -- Beat Phantom Ganon at the Forest Temple.... not much of a temple, looked like a house.  I hate how, on the way to that temple, there is really no easy way to get passed the Moblin's that angry-charge at your sorry ass.  Goddamn Zelda games though... the more hearts you inevitably get, the easier the game is.  I always find the first few dungeons of these games the worst.

3 heart challenge. And I just Hookshotted it and ran or just rolled right past it.

Beat Rise's dungeons. The bosses were awesome. Better than anything in Strange Journey so far.
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Post by: Lard on June 28, 2011, 07:22:52 PM
I found Baten Kaitos Origins and Hoshigami - Ruining Blue Earth on sale today. :D
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Post by: Azrael on June 28, 2011, 07:54:53 PM
SO4 - I was THIS close to breaking my controller. I'm on Aeos and I reached a boss called Amaros Manifest. Holy shit that fight pissed me off. I spent an hour going through that dungeon, then, because I didn't think the fight would be right there, I skipped the save point to get a treasure...oh no here comes that stupid ass boss to ruin my day. After almost 30 minutes of fighting I get nice and wiped out. I TRIED blindsiding that thing a million times but the stupid thing would NEVER target me. I taunted it. I made other people use hide and no matter who I controlled it refused to target me. Then it would bombard the board with these scorpion bitches which would take out Sarah in two freaking seconds so I'd have no healing and if I didn't kill those things fast enough they'd wipe everyone else out. THEN after fighting for however fucking long, that damn boss decided to drop scorpion after scorpion. Anytime I beat one, here comes another. Fucking crap. But, of course, when, when I FINALLY got it down and blindsided and exposed its weakpoint, there were four of those freaking scorpion things around me after they just got down wasting my party so I died right away and now I have to do the whole damn fight again. Just fucking great. Now I have to go through that fucking dungeon again. Gain all those fucking levels again. Fix up all the skills like I had them before. Nothing like losing a lot of progress in an RPG to completely sour a mood.

Okay...done ranting.
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Post by: Bytor on June 28, 2011, 08:27:00 PM
...and the end has begun, lol. Got Lunar 2 yesterday and unfortunately since then everything else has taken a back seat!
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 28, 2011, 09:30:30 PM
SO4 - I was THIS close to breaking my controller. I'm on Aeos and I reached a boss called Amaros Manifest. Holy shit that fight pissed me off. I spent an hour going through that dungeon, then, because I didn't think the fight would be right there, I skipped the save point to get a treasure...oh no here comes that stupid ass boss to ruin my day. After almost 30 minutes of fighting I get nice and wiped out. I TRIED blindsiding that thing a million times but the stupid thing would NEVER target me. I taunted it. I made other people use hide and no matter who I controlled it refused to target me. Then it would bombard the board with these scorpion bitches which would take out Sarah in two freaking seconds so I'd have no healing and if I didn't kill those things fast enough they'd wipe everyone else out. THEN after fighting for however fucking long, that damn boss decided to drop scorpion after scorpion. Anytime I beat one, here comes another. Fucking crap. But, of course, when, when I FINALLY got it down and blindsided and exposed its weakpoint, there were four of those freaking scorpion things around me after they just got down wasting my party so I died right away and now I have to do the whole damn fight again. Just fucking great. Now I have to go through that fucking dungeon again. Gain all those fucking levels again. Fix up all the skills like I had them before. Nothing like losing a lot of progress in an RPG to completely sour a mood.

Okay...done ranting.

I remember that fight. Definitely one of the hardest in the normal, non-meta game.  Definitely requires a lot of character switching to make them run for their life as well as using Reimi to her full potential.
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Post by: Azrael on June 28, 2011, 10:53:11 PM
I finally beat the fight. Took a while, and a helluva lot of character switching, including one weirdass accidental one to Bacchus AFTER I blindsided the enemy with Edge only to accidentally activate his Rush Combo and make the blindside useless. But I managed to pull through. What's funny is that I did the whole fight keeping my bonus board intact with +130% experience and +1 party SP, defeated the boss, only to lose half of it right before killing the last scorpion dude. And Reimi is easily my favorite character, but she was somewhat useless in that fight since I had her BEAT set to Burst which was maxed, but Strike was still rank 1 so even if she blindsided the enemy I couldn't do much beyond regular attacks.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on June 29, 2011, 02:14:31 AM
I finally beat the fight. Took a while, and a helluva lot of character switching, including one weirdass accidental one to Bacchus AFTER I blindsided the enemy with Edge only to accidentally activate his Rush Combo and make the blindside useless. But I managed to pull through. What's funny is that I did the whole fight keeping my bonus board intact with +130% experience and +1 party SP, defeated the boss, only to lose half of it right before killing the last scorpion dude. And Reimi is easily my favorite character, but she was somewhat useless in that fight since I had her BEAT set to Burst which was maxed, but Strike was still rank 1 so even if she blindsided the enemy I couldn't do much beyond regular attacks.

Meracle.  Blindsiding (she can't get hit *during* the animation) and voila.... yeah, it still takes a while.  You fight it again later, but it's way easier for some reason.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on June 29, 2011, 10:14:49 AM
My Meracle is way too weak to do serious enough damage though. Reimi would have been best, but only if I had an adequate rank in her Strike BEAT. So Edge is the next best thing. But yeah, that getting hit was part of the problem, especially when I blindsided during that breath attack it had since it was a pretty big freaking area it hit. Oh well, time to finish this shit.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on June 29, 2011, 10:57:53 AM
Heavy Rain - It gets pretty tough when you get in the middle of an "action" scene and have trouble pressing the right button. Or pressing the right button in the right way. I suck at timing based things.
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The poor convenience store guy took a bullet to the head because I was too slow and was pressing the wrong buttons.Then I was suddenly in control of a woman in panties. Kudos to the programmers for giving her such a great ass. But then I had all sorts of trouble with her "action" scene.
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Good thing it was a dream
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Post by: Seultoria on June 29, 2011, 01:47:35 PM
Tales of Graces F - Finally beat the boss that stopped me from playing a month ago. Took me 4 tries. I had to grind to master some titles (mainly ones that boosted defense) and still kept losing. Then I switched the party from Asbel, Shelia, Sophie, and Hubert to the first three and Pascal instead of Hubert.

Finally I can progress with the fucking game lol.

P4 - Grinding.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on June 29, 2011, 04:54:29 PM
I actually though Armaros Manifest was the easiest of the Grigori, and never really had trouble with it at all even on Universe difficulty. Then again I used a power leveled group of 4 (Meracle, Reimi, Sara, Arumat) as opposed to an evenly leveled group of 8.

Anyways, No More Heroes 2 why the hell didn't I buy this game sooner. Just got done fighting Magaret, and my arm feels like it's gonna fall out. Why can't people make more games that make use of motion controls like this instead of stupid minigame collections.
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Post by: CDFN on June 29, 2011, 06:20:42 PM
Rocking the uncharted 3 beta.
Also tried bulletstorm and was very impressed, it's incredibly beautiful (some of the best visuals achieved on UE3) and fantastic gameplay. It also has what is probably the worst dialogue I ever heard.
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Post by: Azrael on June 29, 2011, 07:07:41 PM
I actually though Armaros Manifest was the easiest of the Grigori, and never really had trouble with it at all even on Universe difficulty. Then again I used a power leveled group of 4 (Meracle, Reimi, Sara, Arumat) as opposed to an evenly leveled group of 8.

I don't level them evenly at all. I have my main group (Edge, Reimi, Bacchus, Sarah) and that's all I use. I don't power level though. I don't really have the patience for it. You must've gotten lucky then because that boss is a bitch. Although I guess if you're power leveled one blindside would be enough to take it down. It took me about 4 and getting up to 4 blindsides was such a bitch against that thing.

I'm on En II now. Man the disc change on this game is really weird. I don't know why they wouldn't do it right after the cinematic scene.
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Post by: Darklight on June 30, 2011, 12:28:36 AM
I finished Shivering isles and Haskill say's there's still things to do, Alas there isn't. Jyggalag was pretty funny, was it meant to be? Oblivion is showing it's age a bit, but i'll finish it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on June 30, 2011, 03:49:06 PM
In regards to SO4: I'm convinced there is a "best party"... and that party is Meracle, Reimi (even nerfed on the PS3 she's awesome), Serah (def), and Amurat (wtf, switch him out with Faize?! lol!!!).  Baccus can be switched in too, but.... well, anyways.  Edge turns to shit later on, and I think Lymle is a joke-character given the trophy you can get against Iseria Queen.

More Ocarina of Time... at the Water Temple!! .... yay.  Let's do this!!  Fortunately, I have a co-worker who's champed the game, allegedly, 40 times.  I believe him.  I gave him my 3DS for 15 minutes and he beat the Fire Temple for me and started on the Ice Cavern that follows it.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 30, 2011, 03:53:13 PM
Lucky you and your 3DS. I want one, for like, no good reason.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on June 30, 2011, 04:01:17 PM
playing Portal 2 w/ Akanbe


fun game.
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Post by: Azrael on June 30, 2011, 05:07:30 PM
In regards to SO4: I'm convinced there is a "best party"... and that party is Meracle, Reimi (even nerfed on the PS3 she's awesome), Serah (def), and Amurat (wtf, switch him out with Faize?! lol!!!).  Baccus can be switched in too, but.... well, anyways.  Edge turns to shit later on, and I think Lymle is a joke-character given the trophy you can get against Iseria Queen.

I have no doubt that's the case. But I think that applies mainly for anyone pursuing end game. Other than that boss I feel like the game offers very little challenge. I'm sure that once you get Universe and Chaos levels it's harder, but for a first run it seems like any character works. I've recently switched out Bacchus for Arumat and I'm liking Arumat a lot and started controlling him myself. If I had more free time that I could throw at this game I might pursue post game stuff, but I doubt it's going to happen. Even SO3, once I beat it, I put it down. SO2 was the only game I bothered with getting the super weapons and beating the extra bosses.
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 30, 2011, 07:50:35 PM
playing Portal 2 w/ Akanbe


fun game.

I was surprised how fun the co-op stages were.  Really fun
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Post by: Aeolus on June 30, 2011, 09:50:44 PM
In regards to SO4: I'm convinced there is a "best party"... and that party is Meracle, Reimi (even nerfed on the PS3 she's awesome), Serah (def), and Amurat (wtf, switch him out with Faize?! lol!!!).  Baccus can be switched in too, but.... well, anyways.  Edge turns to shit later on, and I think Lymle is a joke-character given the trophy you can get against Iseria Queen.

More Ocarina of Time... at the Water Temple!! .... yay.  Let's do this!!  Fortunately, I have a co-worker who's champed the game, allegedly, 40 times.  I believe him.  I gave him my 3DS for 15 minutes and he beat the Fire Temple for me and started on the Ice Cavern that follows it.

Wasn't Faize unavailable during the endgame for obvious reasons?

Also Water Temple is different in both Master Quest and 3DS versions compared to the N64 version.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on June 30, 2011, 09:54:10 PM
PoPoLoCrois shocked me, that was a lot of fun! Started Drakengard earlier today...interesting so far, honestly not sure how i feel, but still relatively a short time into it, still playing Lunar 2, and loving it! Darksiders is still bogged down for me....which sux, I wanted to love it for some reason.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on June 30, 2011, 10:16:10 PM
Darksiders is still bogged down for me....which sux, I wanted to love it for some reason.

If you ever sell it, give me a heads up. I'd love to buy this game, and I wouldn't mind buying from someone on RPGFan.

Persona 4's information seeking quests are horrible. They may just be worse than 358/2 Days' information seeking quests. Strange Journey also has some REALLY annoying bosses.
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Post by: Yoda on June 30, 2011, 10:20:42 PM
playing Portal 2 w/ Akanbe


fun game.

I was surprised how fun the co-op stages were.  Really fun

Yeah. We gots to finish that shit. Lots of fun. Valve really did a damn good job on this game and I'm all over any DLC.


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Post by: Annubis on June 30, 2011, 10:59:54 PM
More Ocarina of Time... at the Water Temple!! .... yay.  Let's do this!!  Fortunately, I have a co-worker who's champed the game, allegedly, 40 times.  I believe him.  I gave him my 3DS for 15 minutes and he beat the Fire Temple for me and started on the Ice Cavern that follows it.

Also Water Temple is different in both Master Quest and 3DS versions compared to the N64 version.

Really? Good! I hated the Water Temple on the 64. I didn't mind any dungeon except that one.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 01, 2011, 03:18:54 AM
The second thing they said about the game (the first being that its a 3D remake of OoT) is that they were changing both the Water Temple and the whole Iron Boots equipping mechanic for this version of the game.


Started Drakengard earlier today...

My one piece of advice for this game is that when it comes time to fight the final boss fight for the final ending is to stop what you are doing and go look it up on Youtube (unless you are some kind of machine in which case don't look it up and instead enjoy that hard earned final ending).
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on July 01, 2011, 04:16:06 AM
I hated drakenguard, but ironically i loved the sequel. It a shame i only rented it perhaps i should hunt it down sometime.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 01, 2011, 04:21:24 AM
I suddenly want to replay Nier after this, but it's too soon. I need to let it fade from my mind so it can hit me in the face with the emotion brick again.

Does it count as playing if I'm working on the behind the scenes stuff for a pen and paper RPG right now?
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Post by: Seultoria on July 01, 2011, 04:07:43 PM
Super Robot Wars ZII. I'm only on the third stage. So much reading, so little gameplay so far.
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Post by: Bytor on July 01, 2011, 10:11:39 PM
Hey Jubby, I don't ever sell games...wanna borrow it ;)
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 01, 2011, 10:13:48 PM
Hey Jubby, I don't ever sell games...wanna borrow it ;)

But I saw you in the seller review thread and... That could work just fine actually.

I'm in Void Quest in Persona 4. This game makes it pretty difficult to grind all the characters I want to to a good enough level. It saddens me a little. At least I know if I truly want to enjoy grinding, I can just go to Nocturne where for several levels after the initial level, a demon will gain a skill for every level up.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 02, 2011, 06:23:38 AM
I hated drakenguard, but ironically i loved the sequel. It a shame i only rented it perhaps i should hunt it down sometime.

Yeah. I too, enjoyed the emotional rollercoster that is Nier.


Also with last weeks DQVC sale I was able to bypass that one quest that requires the highest level Ice grotto to complete for the Rusty Armor to get to another quest that got me a bunch of cool recipes and an Agate of Evolution out of it (though I still had to burn a Silver Orb for a Sage's Stone to pay for the prereq quest). I'm almost ready to start alchemiraclizing (just need to grind up my MC's levels in various highest growth in a particular stat classes starting with Martial Artist). Also this week is awesome for orbs and chronocrystals.
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Post by: Bytor on July 02, 2011, 09:52:55 PM
The second thing they said about the game (the first being that its a 3D remake of OoT) is that they were changing both the Water Temple and the whole Iron Boots equipping mechanic for this version of the game.


Started Drakengard earlier today...

My one piece of advice for this game is that when it comes time to fight the final boss fight for the final ending is to stop what you are doing and go look it up on Youtube (unless you are some kind of machine in which case don't look it up and instead enjoy that hard earned final ending).



shit...it gets harder! yikes!
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Post by: Marshmallow on July 03, 2011, 12:33:04 PM
Finally bought Star Ocean 4 on PS3 after waiting over a year for it to hit X360 caliber prices to no avail. Surprisingly it's just what I needed to play and I'm damn happy with my decision. I traded in Dragon Age 2 to help pay for it too, good riddance to that game.

Currently on the third planet, Lymle is terrible but I'm having a good time.
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Post by: Seultoria on July 03, 2011, 04:27:23 PM
I'm on stage 8 of SRWZ2. Most of the mechas I have are tanks so that kind of makes the game easy.
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Post by: Darklight on July 03, 2011, 09:33:31 PM
Playing silent hill 2 on the original Xbox, which I had to buy because the PAL version black screens on the 360. Also, forgotten how to buy a house in Skingrad (oblivion), not how to actually buy it, but getting the fame. I like to store my collections, and leaving your stuff at the shack in the waterfront district = robbery. 
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Post by: Yoda on July 04, 2011, 09:52:02 AM
playing some fucking earth defense force 2017


get fleeced
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Post by: GrimReality on July 04, 2011, 11:20:59 PM
Damn Heavy Rain is addicting. I played through a bunch of "chapters"(or whatever you want to call them) last night. I'm really enjoying it, although the story is a bit confusing. Hell, I thought the woman I can control was supposed to be Jason/Seans mom, but after the last scene I realized that's not who she is. Oops.
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Post by: CDFN on July 05, 2011, 10:23:30 AM
Damn Heavy Rain is addicting. I played through a bunch of "chapters"(or whatever you want to call them) last night. I'm really enjoying it, although the story is a bit confusing. Hell, I thought the woman I can control was supposed to be Jason/Seans mom, but after the last scene I realized that's not who she is. Oops.

Wow man, Ethan's wife is introduced in the first chapter and she looks very different from Madison, who is a reporter investigating the murders.



Anyway, you know what, heavenly sword is a nice game. I saw it for 10 euro at amazon and decided to try the demo and I'm surprised, it's better than enslaved both technically and gameplay wise.
It still looks very nice (720p combined with 4MSAA is so rare on consoles though performance does pay the price) and the art is gorgeous.
The gameplay doesn't have the depth of bayonneta but it isn't bad and the counters are really satisfying. The music is very good as well. Nariko and Kai seem to be good characters.
I already said this somehwere else but I'll say it again, sony needs to put in the hands of SSM and produce a sequel using GoW3's tech. If they manage to capture the game's atmosphere and charm and take the gameplay to the same level of more contemporary brawlers it could be one of the PS3's very best games.

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Post by: Azrael on July 05, 2011, 11:38:36 PM
Just beat the Grigori boss on En II. That was 100x easier than the previous one. I even managed to keep my +140% exp bonus board and get 2-3 levels up for everyone. That felt good. Feels like the game is winding down, which is good. My free time is about to get a huge cut and I want to play FF13 before the summer's over.

I'm also making some progress in GTA4. I'm finally in Algonquin. The whole Like/Respect thing seems like it may get a bit annoying, but I've managed to make due I guess. Also the story feels like it's spiraling a bit, and not in a good way. I mean it's typical of a GTA, but this seems a little bit worse. Hopefully it gets a bit meatier soon.
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Post by: Bytor on July 06, 2011, 01:46:03 PM
CDFN, I agree 100% Heavenly Sword is a really fun game and with some tweaks I believe a sequel could be a great game! It's one of the few games the little lady finished, she loved it, lol. And I started Ys: The Oath of Felghana on PSP, been dormant since finishing PoPoLoCrois, so far I really like it. Drakengard is still kicking my ass and Lunar 2 is simply a masterpiece, and no PS3 games being played at the moment, unless you count The Show which I play when I get my baseball urge on.
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Post by: Azrael on July 06, 2011, 04:14:59 PM
SO4 - I'm on Nox Obscuris. Okay...the story has gotten really really bad. I think I may not have fully paid attention to a lot of things Ex and Giotto said, but what I got from it was pretty bad and nonsensical. I guess I'm almost done though, and I still am having a lot of fun playing.
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Post by: Annubis on July 06, 2011, 05:03:06 PM
So, you went through the part where children drawings save your crew and thus the universe?
I almost puked at that one.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 06, 2011, 05:12:48 PM
I'm at the Boss of Void Quest in Persona 4. This guy is so annoying. I'm going to need to do a ton of grinding to get my non-protagonist characters up to par with him.
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Post by: Draak on July 06, 2011, 08:02:03 PM
I have little to no time to play games, but I just had to start SMT Nocturne again. Going TDE this time.
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Post by: Darklight on July 07, 2011, 03:02:14 AM
Completed the mage guild quests on oblivion, @ 4am. That movie Vampires suck is actually wrong. Fighters guild next, then thieves.
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Post by: Tomara on July 07, 2011, 08:21:40 AM
White Knight Chronicles: Origins. Because I have to. It's so boring! It's not bad, just really, really repetitive. I love the idea of using a train as my base, but only being able to explore the small areas the train stops at, sucks all the fun out of exploring the world. Monster Hunter this is not.
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Post by: GrimReality on July 07, 2011, 09:19:00 AM
Heavy Rain - I'm having a hell of a time turning this off at night to get to bed. I just want to keep going. I was floored by some of the decisions I had to make last night. Poor Ethan.
I'm still having trouble with the faster paced scenes, though. I just suck so bad at timing based stuff. I either hit the wrong button, or I am too slow. Regardless, I've been getting along. I think I'm about 2/3 of the way through, based on the rain depth.
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Post by: Azrael on July 07, 2011, 04:07:11 PM
So, you went through the part where children drawings save your crew and thus the universe?
I almost puked at that one.

That was pretty bad. Although the part I just saw where Reimi and Edge holds hands was also bad. I guess I'm nearing the finale. I think my party's strong enough. The game hasn't proven to be too hard thus far though so I guess I'll be alright. I do have to say that the amount of death surrounding these guys and that is present in the story is pretty crazy.
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Post by: kyuusei on July 07, 2011, 07:19:26 PM
So after reading those two posts I have been thoroughly convinced never to go anywhere near Star Ocean 4. Even if someone tried to pay me to play it.

Went back to Assassin's Creed II and did random missions. Punching people's husbands, searching for feathers, pickpocketing... The usual.
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Post by: Azrael on July 07, 2011, 10:19:24 PM
Haha...if you can't look past the story or particularly the way it's presented, then yes, stay away. But I'd say this is the most fun I've had with a Star Ocean gameplay wise. It's incredibly easy to avoid pretty much every battle, but the battles are so fun I don't even mind running straight into enemies.

EDIT:

I beat it last night, which wasn't the smartest thing in terms of being awake enough to pay attention to everything going on, but shit, that last dungeon was long and when I finally got to the save point I was like fuck it, I'll finish it. Holy shit, that ending, ugh, I just don't know. I will say the plot twist I really didn't see coming, but it was still kind of bad. What was really pissing me off, and this is something a lot of movies/games/books have done, stupid scenes where there is a real sense of urgency that you have to move quickly, but everything kind of stops so that the main character can have a tender and touching moment. That moment loses all value for me when it's happening in a situation like that because I just see no reason for it.

Also, I learned that the writers for Star Ocean never took a class on evolution and have no idea how to employ the word, and that they'd rather every country and culture on Earth have isolated themselves technologically because if they got tech that was more advanced than their own they'd probably go crazy and "evolve" too fast and then ultimately die. That totally makes sense.

Well, I still had fun with it but it's definitely time to move on. I hope Final Fantasy XIII's story isn't nearly as bad. I'll probably start that next week I guess.
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Post by: CDFN on July 08, 2011, 04:33:37 PM
Admin Edit: Emulation is a no-no.
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Post by: Marshmallow on July 09, 2011, 11:55:10 AM
SO4- Just got past EVERYTHING EVERYTHING EVERYTHING. I find it progressive that a JRPG have such a long comedic interlude.

Still loving the crap out of it though. I wish Infinite Undiscovery and Resonance of Fate kept me engrossed this long :/
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Post by: Starmongoose on July 09, 2011, 12:02:37 PM
Been playing Legend of Dragoon. I held off playing it for a looong time because of all the low scores it received, but it has actually hooked me and I don't think those scores are deserved at all...
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Post by: Annubis on July 09, 2011, 12:20:08 PM
LotD is a fine game. The main problem with it is that there is very little drive throughout the game to make you progress while the world is very big and slow to navigate. It's not surprising when someone played it but never finished it.
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Post by: Akanbe- on July 09, 2011, 04:48:33 PM
Been playing Legend of Dragoon. I held off playing it for a looong time because of all the low scores it received, but it has actually hooked me and I don't think those scores are deserved at all...

It's been a long time since I played that, but I remember it being fairly enjoyable if you can tolerate an extremely predictable story. 
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Post by: Starmongoose on July 09, 2011, 05:03:45 PM
Been playing Legend of Dragoon. I held off playing it for a looong time because of all the low scores it received, but it has actually hooked me and I don't think those scores are deserved at all...

It's been a long time since I played that, but I remember it being fairly enjoyable if you can tolerate an extremely predictable story.  

That's what is confusing me about the score here at RPGfan. 95% in Story...but the dialogue is pretty poor and while I can't comment on the story in its entirety, so far it is very, VERY generic. To be honest, the review itself isn't that good. He says it's an ATB system when it is simply turn-based.

Whatever, I'm enjoying it regardless - though as Annubis says, that doesn't mean I'll finish it.
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Post by: kyuusei on July 10, 2011, 02:17:45 AM
Assassin's Creed II is starting to pick up - I left Firenze and somewhere in Sequence 3 now. Now it's more interesting that I'm not just an errand boy now. :P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 10, 2011, 08:58:26 PM
I picked up Divinity II Ego Draconis for my 360 for cheap this weekend and while it has a few problems, I'm actually liking it quite a bit.  There are a shitload of quests to tackle and it doesn't hold your hand, which I like. I also got around to finishing story mode on MK for the PS3. Also hit floor 65 on the challenge tower. Besides that, I've started a game of Beyond Good and Evil HD. Still as great as I remember.
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Post by: Azrael on July 11, 2011, 12:43:33 PM
Started up FFXIII. I'm about 2 hours in and just beat the first boss. The battles are insanely fast paced and it's definitely a gorgeous game. The characters have been interesting thus far, but it's still too early to make any real impression. The presentation is a little insane though. It feels like they wrote a movie, or novel, and then made it into a video game. I mean I've enjoyed it thus far, but switching perspectives after like 20 minutes playing one character gets to be a bit overwhelming.
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Post by: Bytor on July 11, 2011, 05:50:12 PM
Boss battles in Ys: The Oath in Felghana are somewhat challenging! Just defeated Blue Fiend in Lunar 2, that was no joke either.
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Post by: Darklight on July 12, 2011, 04:09:31 AM
Sheogorath's staff doesn't Work with Dorian! Well it work's if you get him pissed, But can't pick pocket for some reason.
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Post by: kyuusei on July 12, 2011, 01:30:32 PM
Assassin's Creed II - Tuscany. Timed challenges weren't easy, but fun. I also know far too many ways to assassinate someone... but that's expected.
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Post by: Azrael on July 12, 2011, 06:49:54 PM
GTA IV - Have to redo the mission with Packie that involves robbing a bank. That was an intense fire fight, and I would've won, if I didn't get all gung ho in the subway. Oh well, that mission was fun enough to redo.

FFXIII - I'm really starting to get into this now. I'm in Chapter 4 and I just got through a rather difficult stretch with Sazh and Vanille. Managing Paradigms seems like it'll be an interesting thing to do. Just keeping track of the different abilities was tough. I actually game over'd three times on that ridiculous fight where it was two robots against like 5 PSICOM enemies. It was hard to balance that fight and not get overwhelmed by either side.
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Post by: GrimReality on July 13, 2011, 09:25:53 AM
Finished Heavy Rain last night - What a great game. Despite me sucking at timing based things, I still enjoyed it. It was just so refreshing. A game made for an adult mentality. Sure, there were all sorts of cliches(Mad jack? Paco Mendez? wtf?), but I still got into the story and cared about the characters. It lost a little steam there in the end, but overall I enjoyed it.
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I didn't like that Scott Shelby turned out to be the killer AT ALL. He was a great character, and totally not the right kind of person to be the Origami killer. Oh well.
Now back to Oath. Not sure what I'll play next on the PS3/360.
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Post by: Wild Armor on July 13, 2011, 01:08:59 PM
Started Crystal Chronicles two weeks ago.

It's goofy and I lol every time someone starts talking.
Backtracking isn't that bad at all. Just master the double-dodge- roll
and you're set. ;)

IN FACT, I'm thankful there are hardly any random encounters. Most,
if not all, fights are completely optional. I'm burning right through this game
and expect it to be done within this week or early next week. (I have only 7 hours
in it right now)

Also, started up Phantasy Star 0 and Finishing up Rune Factory 3. Beat Rune Factory Frontier
Last week. Completely spent over 130+ hours on RFF, but man....Master Chef.
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Post by: CDFN on July 13, 2011, 02:36:16 PM
So, like I said previously I decided to give heavenly sword a shot.
It exceeded my expectations in some areas while also having all the flaws I expected.

First of all, there's a good story with some interesting characters here, it has a very peculiar group of villains and 2 very charismatic protagonists, brought to life through some excellent acting. Just like in enslaved, facial animation is impressive, the close ups of the character's faces are still among the best out there. The game also has some genuinely funny moments and never takes itself too seriously. Put all this together and the final result are cutscenes that are a joy to watch.

Gameplay is a very mixed bag. When you're in control of Nariko, you will be playing something similar to god of war. My biggest issue in these sections is actually the camera, you have very limited control over it but unlike GOW it's far from perfect. There are 3 different fighting styles and counters are very satisfying to pull off so it's not bad at all.
When you control Kai the game becomes a shooter. You can just shoot like in a normal TPS or control the arrows while they're on their way to the target using the sixaxis, if you've played flower you'll familiarize yourself with this quickly (though a better example of the concept would be the way you guide bullets in bulletstorm). I actually enjoyed these sections. The problem is when you also have to control Kai's movement instead of just aiming and shooting...

There are frame-rate problems but truth be told, the game is absolutely gorgeous and sometimes very ambitious. The beauty of the environments combined with the mostly excellent animation make this game worth seeing.
Music and voice acting are top notch.
If you like beat'em ups and see a copy of this for $10 or $15 pick it up, despite the lackluster gameplay it's worth experiencing. I would really love a sequel done by a developer that could really nail the gameplay and put it up there with the best of the genre.
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Post by: GrimReality on July 13, 2011, 04:56:58 PM
I'm having a hard time deciding what to play next(outside of my psp Ys games). I'm actually considering trying a Rachet and Clank game. They look like fun. Anyone play those? I suppose I would just start with the first PS3 one.
I'm also considering either Gears of War 2(I really liked the first one) or Fallout 3.
Decisions, decisions...
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Post by: CDFN on July 13, 2011, 05:21:41 PM
I'm having a hard time deciding what to play next(outside of my psp Ys games). I'm actually considering trying a Rachet and Clank game. They look like fun. Anyone play those? I suppose I would just start with the first PS3 one.
I'm also considering either Gears of War 2(I really liked the first one) or Fallout 3.
Decisions, decisions...

The R&C games are great. Quest for Booty is a PSN game so it's shorter but also cheaper. The other 2 are full retail games and both are excellent.
Between Gears and Fallout I recommend Fallout.
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Post by: Akanbe- on July 13, 2011, 05:40:17 PM
I'm having a hard time deciding what to play next(outside of my psp Ys games). I'm actually considering trying a Rachet and Clank game. They look like fun. Anyone play those? I suppose I would just start with the first PS3 one.

The PS3 Ratchet and Clank game is pretty good, but I would consider playing the PS2 games as well.  I enjoyed the PS3 one, but the two PS2 ones, Going Commando and Up your Arsenal, were fantastic if you like the series.  Definitely give those a shot!  Never played the original, which seems kind of like a sin considering how much I enjoyed the other 2 ps2 games.
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Post by: CDFN on July 13, 2011, 05:45:39 PM
I'm having a hard time deciding what to play next(outside of my psp Ys games). I'm actually considering trying a Rachet and Clank game. They look like fun. Anyone play those? I suppose I would just start with the first PS3 one.

The PS3 Ratchet and Clank game is pretty good, but I would consider playing the PS2 games as well.  I enjoyed the PS3 one, but the two PS2 ones, Going Commando and Up your Arsenal, were fantastic if you like the series.  Definitely give those a shot!  Never played the original, which seems kind of like a sin considering how much I enjoyed the other 2 ps2 games.

The PS3 ONE? The PS3 has 3 R&C games like I said above, A crack in time, Tools of destruction and Quest for Booty.


Grim, sony just released a platinum twin pack that includes tools of destruction and a crack in time. Highly recommended.



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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 13, 2011, 06:09:42 PM
9/23 on Persona 4. The Old Lady, Single Mother, and Fellow Actor Social Links are really sad...
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Post by: Akanbe- on July 13, 2011, 10:58:16 PM
I'm having a hard time deciding what to play next(outside of my psp Ys games). I'm actually considering trying a Rachet and Clank game. They look like fun. Anyone play those? I suppose I would just start with the first PS3 one.

The PS3 Ratchet and Clank game is pretty good, but I would consider playing the PS2 games as well.  I enjoyed the PS3 one, but the two PS2 ones, Going Commando and Up your Arsenal, were fantastic if you like the series.  Definitely give those a shot!  Never played the original, which seems kind of like a sin considering how much I enjoyed the other 2 ps2 games.

The PS3 ONE? The PS3 has 3 R&C games like I said above, A crack in time, Tools of destruction and Quest for Booty.

Yeah I saw that on Amazon.  Not sure how I missed it before.  Am considering buying it.
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Post by: Darklight on July 13, 2011, 11:50:23 PM
Started Knight's of the 9, I was wearing the ring of hapiness which made the waypoint of the ist artifact seem wrong.

Played some Commando 3 from PSN, Fun little shooter
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Post by: Darilon on July 14, 2011, 04:53:46 AM
Recently bought Heavy Rain. I love it so far but I feel although it is a nerve wrecking game it would make one of the cheesiest movies ever.
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Post by: CDFN on July 14, 2011, 03:27:12 PM
I had no idea Ana Torv performed as Nariko in Heavenly Sword, when I heard Nariko's voice I was pleasantly surprised since I really appreciate her work in Fringe.

Anyway, final boss is a nightmare until you figure out the best way to beat him. It's good to know I still have my reflexes...
Ending is beautiful, overall I really enjoyed the game.

Now it's back to Infamous 2 to get the bad ending.
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Post by: kyuusei on July 14, 2011, 03:42:35 PM
Finally started Assassin's Creed Bloodlines after having bought the PSP bundle a year ago. I needed a fix during the long commute. Started out slow because the controls are, well, Assassin's Creed, but it's interesting so far since I've never played Altaïr before. (I skipped AC1 on pretty much everyone's advice.) At least I'll be vaguely familiar with him/not entirely sick of Ezio by the time Revelations is out.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 14, 2011, 03:43:53 PM
Persona 4's story is really shaping up. It's still weird when there's a scene with Kanji.

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It's almost like the writers forgot about his sexuality after the Secret Lab dungeon.
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Post by: Akanbe- on July 14, 2011, 04:14:33 PM
Persona 4's story is really shaping up. It's still weird when there's a scene with Kanji.

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It's almost like the writers forgot about his sexuality after the Secret Lab dungeon.

Do his S-link if you haven't already.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 14, 2011, 04:21:52 PM
Persona 4's story is really shaping up. It's still weird when there's a scene with Kanji.

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It's almost like the writers forgot about his sexuality after the Secret Lab dungeon.

Do his S-link if you haven't already.

I started it up, but I'm focusing on Naoto and Rise's first. They're more important. I do have a friend playing it after me so I might force her to do a Max Social Link run...
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Post by: Azrael on July 14, 2011, 05:33:43 PM
FFXIII - In Chapter 6. Really enjoying this game. The battle system is kind of a breath of fresh air and it's afforded me a great level of challenge. I really like that you can't brute force your way through this game. What's got me scared is the story. All the reviews I've read have talked about a weak story, but so far it's been pretty damn good, if not one of the best for a Final Fantasy game in my opinion. I know it may just fall apart later but I'm really hoping it doesn't and it's mostly due to the taste of the reviewer as opposed to the game itself. I mean, honestly, I don't mind Vanille's voice at all. I expected some anime style shrilly voice, like Sarah's in Star Ocean 4. That was awful. Vanille's seems to fit her personality quite well.
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Post by: Darklight on July 14, 2011, 10:32:23 PM
Persona 4's story is really shaping up. It's still weird when there's a scene with Kanji.

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It's almost like the writers forgot about his sexuality after the Secret Lab dungeon.

Do his S-link if you haven't already.


Exactly how I thought, the only weak point in the story was the sudden change of kanji's desires.
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Post by: Bytor on July 14, 2011, 11:19:12 PM
So..I got tired of dying in Drakengard..so put in Ar Tonelico, now which one keeps my interest....
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Post by: Fadedsun on July 15, 2011, 09:51:17 AM
Making an effort to only play Radiant Historia and a non-RPG, which at the moment is Mercenaries 3D. Mercenaries it a lot of fun, especially when you have a friend to play with. However, I wish it had more content.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on July 15, 2011, 12:24:32 PM
Played some Wild Arms V. It looks like shit on this HD television, but the game is so much fun! Lots of fun to play and the characters are just the right amount of crazy.

I'm also suprised my PS2 is still working this well. Sure, it kind of sounds like it's dying whenever I boot a game, but it plays them just fine after that, so all is well. I love my whiny old PS2.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Elincia on July 15, 2011, 02:06:57 PM
Played some Wild Arms V. It looks like shit on this HD television, but the game is so much fun! Lots of fun to play and the characters are just the right amount of crazy.
The staging doesn't bother you ? I mean, it's awfully slow don't you think ?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on July 15, 2011, 05:00:08 PM
I've been playing Fragile Dreams.

The story is interesting, but the inventory and map systems are absolutely horrendous.

Spent this afternoon playing Disaster Day of Crisis after region breaking the Wii in preparation for Xenoblade.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on July 15, 2011, 05:35:48 PM
I've been playing Fragile Dreams.

The story is interesting, but the inventory and map systems are absolutely horrendous.

Spent this afternoon playing Disaster Day of Crisis after region breaking the Wii in preparation for Xenoblade.

How did you region break the Wii?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on July 15, 2011, 07:08:41 PM
I don't know if I'm actually allowed to post it on the boards. If Eusis says it's okay, I'll direct you to where I got my instructions.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on July 15, 2011, 11:22:27 PM
played some portal 2 with Akanbe.


The only gaming I've done all week.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 16, 2011, 02:14:20 AM
So I finished watching the "Let's play" of Deadly Premonition by supergreatfriend (I don't have a 360 and I've read good things about the story, that's reason enough to watch a LP if you ask me).

And well, this game is kind of ironic. Because the game itself is in all honesty pretty terrible but every other aspect outside of the game itself is why you care about Deadly Premonition in the first place; The characters, story and (part of the) music is intriguing and very enjoyable for the most part but it also can get very tedious and obnoxious sometimes.

I really started to dislike the game when it begins to throw boss battles at you after hours of not fighting one before.

Other thing I didn't like very much was that the game makes you feel you are going in circles with the plot sometimes (or how randomly stupid it gets from time to time for almost no reason), but all of this is there for a reason though.

Overall, Deadly Premonition is an horrible game that is great to watch and enjoy.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Eusis on July 16, 2011, 02:47:47 PM
I don't know if I'm actually allowed to post it on the boards. If Eusis says it's okay, I'll direct you to where I got my instructions.

Well, I don't think John would allow it, so I'd have to say no.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on July 16, 2011, 08:22:09 PM
I figured as much, which is why I checked first. It's surprisingly easy though.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 17, 2011, 03:32:23 AM
Exactly 83 hours into Persona 4. I have no idea how the story can really end without disappointing me (I'm on the way to the true ending; I cheated and looked up how to get it). Let's just hope I don't feel like Atlus let me down after I finish this.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on July 17, 2011, 09:00:42 AM
Exactly 83 hours into Persona 4. I have no idea how the story can really end without disappointing me (I'm on the way to the true ending; I cheated and looked up how to get it). Let's just hope I don't feel like Atlus let me down after I finish this.

I don't think you'll be let down. I also cheated and looked up how to get the true ending. I don't like playing through a game to find out that I missed the true ending and I have to go back and do something special to get it.

Radiant Historia: Has anyone completed the game here? I was wondering if someone could help me out on an issue with a certain side quest.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 17, 2011, 03:15:49 PM
Finished sequence 7 of AC2.
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Desmond's starting to trip out some. He had that dream/bleeding effect where Altaïr met up with Maria but he didn't follow Altaïr's leap of faith. Not to mention all the other things going on. Like what, exactly they want out of Desmond other than the memories and all the codex pages - which really are just a world map by the way. Now doing the trials of the Assassin's tomb in Venice. I need to unlock more videos at some point....
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on July 17, 2011, 05:49:37 PM
My son is having a hell of a time trying to finish Chrono Trigger. He finally beats one form, and along comes another. He just made it to the final form, and was promptly thrashed. He was whining to me about a lack of healing and save points. It's weird because I really didn't remember CT being that hard. I don't recall having to fight Lavos over and over again to win. Perhaps nostalgia clouds my memories. I kinda feel bad for him.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on July 17, 2011, 05:58:51 PM
My son is having a hell of a time trying to finish Chrono Trigger. He finally beats one form, and along comes another. He just made it to the final form, and was promptly thrashed. He was whining to me about a lack of healing and save points. It's weird because I really didn't remember CT being that hard. I don't recall having to fight Lavos over and over again to win. Perhaps nostalgia clouds my memories. I kinda feel bad for him.

CT was never very difficult, but the final Lavos fight can be tough. He has 3 forms.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on July 17, 2011, 06:28:30 PM
Played Trails in the Sky a lot this weekend.  I'm really enjoying it outside of a few nitpicks like the hit rate in battles (even with the +hit gem) and random enemies self destructing after death (self-destructing PLANTS WTF?).

Kind of disheartening to know that it's a trilogy and I know it won't be wrapped up by the time the credits scroll.  Oh well.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Eusis on July 17, 2011, 07:07:38 PM
Kind of disheartening to know that it's a trilogy and I know it won't be wrapped up by the time the credits scroll.  Oh well.

It's not REALLY a trilogy though, it's more a two part story with an encore that ends up leading into a new series altogether. They only made 3 onwards because of the popularity of the first two games.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Seultoria on July 17, 2011, 08:05:41 PM
SRW Z2. I'm on chapter 19. Beefed up Gundam Exia a lot and now enemies can't even hit him.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 17, 2011, 08:07:29 PM
I'm on the last two days of Persona 4. I'm going to get the true ending tonight or tomorrow and then move on to Mana Khemia, Xenosaga, or Chrono Trigger.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on July 17, 2011, 09:31:05 PM
Work week finally comes to an end, two days off finally, man what a long week (mentally that is)/
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 17, 2011, 09:58:42 PM
Man I haven't touched Persona 4 in over a month now. I gotta get back to that some time I guess. I'm in Chapter 9 in FFXIII. It's a large statement, but thus far I would have to say this is my favorite Final Fantasy. Also putting in time here and there with GTAIV. I think I'm almost done with the game. It's been a crazy ride to say the least.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 18, 2011, 12:41:02 AM
A lot of MK over the weekend.  Only a few characters to go with the Ladder matches and I'm done.  I'll probably head online and get destroyed after that.  I played a bunch of Divinity II: Ego Draconis today as well but at one point I lost around 45 minutes of gameplay because I forgot to save and ended up dying. I friggin' hate it when that happens.  I'll probably buy Catherine this week as well. The demo is pretty whacked:)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 18, 2011, 02:47:07 AM
Just beat Persona 4. I don't see why all the reviews I read complained about the weak ending; it really got me, almost as much as Nier's did. My only major problem with it is Kanji losing a major facet of his personality and the varying quality of the animated scenes. I still can't wait for the anime, it's become a definite watch for me.

Now comes the choice: play Chrono Trigger full-time or play it as a side-project while focusing in Mana Khemia or Xenosaga. Until Catherine comes out of course.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on July 18, 2011, 02:58:31 PM
Playing some demon's souls.

Beat dragon god and penetrator today. My nerves are fucking shot man.

So that's where I am in the game, should I go to level three or continue w/ level 1?

Any tips on when to start worrying about world tendency?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on July 18, 2011, 03:01:04 PM
Playing some demon's souls.

Beat dragon god and penetrator today. My nerves are fucking shot man.

So that's where I am in the game, should I go to level three or continue w/ level 1?

Any tips on when to start worrying about world tendency?

Save 1-4 for last. Seriously.

As for world and character tendency, better check the DS wiki.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on July 18, 2011, 03:06:53 PM
Playing some demon's souls.

Beat dragon god and penetrator today. My nerves are fucking shot man.

So that's where I am in the game, should I go to level three or continue w/ level 1?

Any tips on when to start worrying about world tendency?

Save 1-4 for last. Seriously.

As for world and character tendency, better check the DS wiki.

Yeah, the only reason I made it through 1-3 is I summoned some dude w/ a sword bigger than Texas.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Prime Mover on July 18, 2011, 03:43:55 PM
Picked up Radient Historia just before my trip, and have played through Chaper 3 in both histories. WONDERFUL GAME! I finally got around to beating Okamiden, because my girlfriend's little sister wanted to play it and it only allows one save file. All in all Okamiden was great, but the final quarter was aweful and contrived. We also picked up a 3DS before our trip and played lots of Zelda. I'm loving the hell out of replaying it. The 3D is flawless, I can't say how much I love playing it with the depth on (I like the 3D about 3/4 of the way up). They did a great job refining the graphics without changing the feel of the original. I'm crossing my fingers they decide to do this with Majora's Mask, but unfortunatley, I kind of doubt it, knowing how little respect that game gets.

But for the most part, it's Radient Historia for me. I'll probably nab Peace Walker next, now that my gf has finished Ys: Oath of Filgana (that game was rediculously hard for me, and has finally relinquished the PSP to play the 3DS.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on July 18, 2011, 04:10:43 PM
So just finished Lunar 2, man that last area had more fights than any dungeon I've ever seen I do believe. that was crazy. Great ending though, really fun game.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on July 18, 2011, 08:01:12 PM
I was cruising through the tower of latria level of Demon's Souls when I got ambushed by a mind flayer. I had not had any problems w/ them before that point but the damn camera wouldn't lock on and I missed my attack and he smoked my ass.

My ONLY complaints about Demon's Souls involve the camera. Locking on enemies can be tricky in certain situations, and general camera functionality in tight corridors or around pillars just blows.

Locking on is a major grippe for me, as a few of my deaths have been because for some reason I can't lock on.

Other wise this game is a major treat. Probably in my top 10 of all time.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on July 18, 2011, 10:12:58 PM
I've become a gamerscore whore, since i've got them all on oblivion. Thieves guild has been fun
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 18, 2011, 10:18:46 PM
My ONLY complaints about Demon's Souls involve the camera. Locking on enemies can be tricky in certain situations, and general camera functionality in tight corridors or around pillars just blows.

I don't know how many times I wanted to punch a baby in the face for dying like this in Demon's Souls. This game hates me.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 18, 2011, 10:52:23 PM
Don't feel bad. Demon's Souls hates everyone.

Finished Sequence 8 in AC2 and looted pretty much all of Venice. I believe Sequence 9 should include the events from the game's opening movie - an assassination during some masquerade and Ezio chasing down whatshisname.

Also been playing AC Bloodlines and lamenting just how shit the PSP battery is. This game is hella short and not that great. I'd rather play AC1...
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 18, 2011, 11:47:09 PM
The end of Chapter 9 was kind of disappointing in FFXIII. I'm hoping that it's really some lead up to that dude wanting the whole party to do what he said, but I was so happy that the game had avoided these stupid exposition speeches by the antagonist, only for it to happen here. Still a lot of fun. That last boss fight in Chapter 9 was insane.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 19, 2011, 12:43:30 AM
Just beat the first boss in Chrono Trigger. This game is going to be fun.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 19, 2011, 01:13:29 AM
You mean it isn't already?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 19, 2011, 01:14:36 AM
You mean it isn't already?

It's ALMOST there. I feel it needs a bit more time before it really gets me.

Edit: It's official. This game is fun. That mechanical dragon boss was awesome.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 19, 2011, 02:35:42 AM
The only problem with Chrono Trigger is that it has "sequels".
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 19, 2011, 02:36:34 AM
The only problem with Chrono Trigger is that it has "sequels".

But I thought Chrono Cross was good.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 19, 2011, 02:49:28 AM
The only problem with Chrono Trigger is that it has "sequels".

But I thought Chrono Cross was good.

Oh no, I'm not saying is bad. I'm just saying that a game like Chrono Trigger never needed sequels, that's all.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 19, 2011, 03:14:34 AM
The only problem with Chrono Trigger is that it has "sequels".

But I thought Chrono Cross was good.

Oh no, I'm not saying is bad. I'm just saying that a game like Chrono Trigger never needed sequels, that's all.

But then where would be without Chrono Cross?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on July 19, 2011, 09:25:38 AM
Happy to see you are playing Chrono Trigger, JS. I've been enjoying watching my son play through it. Such a great game. I've even got him listening to the soundtrack. He's a little geek, just like his dad. *bursts with pride*

I'm back to playing Oath. I'm really having fun with it. It's quite the mash fest, though. I now have three statues and am headed to the Mountains. Played about 7 hrs so far.

Azreal, you're making me actually want to play FFXIII. I put in 4 hrs early on, liked it, but stopped after that. Maybe I'll go back to it. The time requirement is daunting, though.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 19, 2011, 10:19:42 AM
I hear you, it's not a long game as far as RPGs go, but these days a console RPG still means pretty long. I've clocked I think 24 hours and I'm now starting Chapter 10. With FFXIII it's so straight forward it's worth giving a go though. I hear it opens up in Chatper 11, but thus far every dungeon has pretty much been just run to the end. That was a major complaint, but for me, it's perfect. It was sort of funny in one dungeon because Lightning comments how it is easy to get lost in that place, but it's impossible to get lost for the player because there is literally one route straight to the end. It's completely narrative driven and that's just what I want. If you don't like the story it may become a bit of a chore, but I have wholeheartedly enjoyed the story and think it would rank it pretty high as far as the series goes. The end of Chapter 9 was a bit of a buzzkill, but I really hope the rest of the game is consistent with the beginning.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 19, 2011, 01:28:09 PM
Chrono Trigger is surprisingly good, but a little button-mashy strangely enough. Oh well, I'm off to save the future.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on July 19, 2011, 04:15:42 PM
Chrono Trigger is surprisingly good, but a little button-mashy strangely enough. Oh well, I'm off to save the future.

What do you mean by "button-mashy"? It's a turn-based battle system. Do you mean that it's so easy that you're just pressing A over and over again?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on July 19, 2011, 04:51:51 PM
So...about 15 hrs into Ar Tonelico and so far I love the innovate mechanics and quirky characters, story is developing nicely as well...so far. I seem to be stuck on Ys: Felghana (it seems I should be having a boss battle but I have gotta be doing something stupid wrong because it isn't triggering) and started Saiyuki earlier, so far it's a nice change of pace., especially after Drakengard kicked my ass time and time and time again.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Wild Armor on July 19, 2011, 04:55:00 PM
Beat Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Crystal Bearers.

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At the end of the game, I forgot I was playing A Hybrid of Tron and Silver Surfer. Nice Game, lol.
Now on to Suikoden IV when it comes in and Portrait of Ruins. Almost done with Rune Factory 3, then I'll be done with the series for life. Not touching Oceans or 4, my future children can play em... I want nothing to do with this series, I'll leave it on a good note.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 19, 2011, 09:17:44 PM
Chrono Trigger is surprisingly good, but a little button-mashy strangely enough. Oh well, I'm off to save the future.

What do you mean by "button-mashy"? It's a turn-based battle system. Do you mean that it's so easy that you're just pressing A over and over again?

It's turn-based in real time, but it just feels button mashy if you know what's happening. The bosses have been pretty strategic though.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on July 19, 2011, 11:59:20 PM
A little team fortress 2 takes a lotta hours, what am i thinking when Nier is just sitting there
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Eusis on July 20, 2011, 12:19:24 AM
The only problem with Chrono Trigger is that it has "sequels".

But I thought Chrono Cross was good.

Oh no, I'm not saying is bad. I'm just saying that a game like Chrono Trigger never needed sequels, that's all.

Actually, that's part of why Chrono Cross turned out like it did. They (or at least Kato) didn't want to do a straight sequel, so they decided to be experimental instead. As poor of a followup as it is, on it's own it really is one of the great RPGs of the PS1.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 20, 2011, 12:47:40 AM
Exactly. As a game on its own, Chrono Cross was great (aside from its battle music and excessive cast - but I love it, honest), but as a 'Chrono Trigger sequel' it didn't get so much love.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 20, 2011, 12:50:59 AM
I didn't play the DS version of Chrono Trigger, but I've read on NeoGAF that they cleaned the translation and made some connections to Chrono Cross more clear.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 20, 2011, 12:53:13 AM
Yeah, they added a boss that has links to CC. There's possibly other stuff that I... skipped.

I both like and dislike the re-translation. Not so fond of the loss of Frog's Ye Olde English. :(
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 20, 2011, 05:07:37 AM
Don't know why, but I got randomly frustrated at Chrono Trigger after playing for ten minutes. I was doing just fine too.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on July 20, 2011, 05:15:27 AM
Got to the big bird boss in Shadows of the Damned. Died, gave up.

Switched to Fragile, should be done before I go to bed.

Edit - All done. Ending was better than I expected.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Hathen on July 20, 2011, 09:27:42 AM
Beat 999 once. I really hate it when games tout themselves as having multiple endings when they actually only have one ending, and the rest are just there to piss you off. Chrono Trigger - that's called multiple endings. Stuff like this is just irritating.

Going to go with a guide the second time through. Finding out that you actually HAVE to get a bad ending once to get the best one is pretty idiotic to me.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 20, 2011, 01:54:56 PM
There's a reason you need to play it a few times - it makes sense with the story in the end. With most of the playthroughs being short (except for the true ending one), playing it several times wasn't a big deal to me anyway.

Beat sequence 9 of AC2. Ezio is a manwhore.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on July 20, 2011, 02:36:24 PM
Crysis Warhead. The graphics in this game never cease to amaze me. It just has to be seen to be believed.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on July 20, 2011, 04:53:05 PM
Exactly. As a game on its own, Chrono Cross was great (aside from its battle music and excessive cast - but I love it, honest), but as a 'Chrono Trigger sequel' it didn't get so much love.

The cast was one of my two main problems with it.  The cast was so big that individual personalities suffered and I also really disliked how other areas would be mentioned but you never got to see them.  I might be more okay with that these days, but back then I was used to being able to traverse the entire world.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Draak on July 20, 2011, 08:11:46 PM
Finished Etrian Odyssey III (Scylla bug ftw!). Took a quick stroll around the first floor of the 6th stratum and no way I'm doing the post-game content this time or I would have to retire most of my party. Despite the enhanced mechanics and the class system, EO2 is still my favorite. Now there's only the first game left.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 20, 2011, 10:31:21 PM
So I finally reached a boss that made me almost break my controller. Fuck this guy...seriously fuck this guy. 5 tries and each time I fucking died. And always with this piece of shit down to like less than 10,000 HP. He has that stupid piece of shit 6 hit move that's in the air and unless your max health it's a wrap if it hits you. Then that stupid Seraphic Ray which not only does insane damage, but removes ALL buffs as well, which he quickly follows by buffing himself with Vigilance, Haste, Protect and Shell. That seems very fair. Recovering from that alone is a pain in the ass. And it takes such a ridiculously long time to stagger the piece of shit. What a crock of shit. If I don't beat this guy tonight I think I'm going to lose it.

This is the first time in a long time that a video game made me really angry.

Edit:

Incredible. Went for an all out offensive (Rav/Rav/Rav -> Com/Com/Com) and a fight that had lasted me like almost 10 minutes each try, was done in less than 1:30. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on July 20, 2011, 11:18:15 PM
Are you switching to tank job (sentinel? I can't remember)?  IIRC, having a tank alone will mitigate some party damage.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 20, 2011, 11:49:03 PM
My initial strategy involved a few different roles and a lot of buffing/debuffing (He was very susceptible to debuffs) and made very good use of the Sen role. The problem was his high damage potential. It was just too much to cope with using only one Med, and then using two it's too much time healing. I ended up having doom cast on me the one time I went in with two Meds because I spent too much time healing. The all-out offensive is pretty clutch because it takes him out before he even reaches his second form which is where he gets crazy with the high damage potential and the ability to remove all buffs in one hit.

My original party was Sazh (leader), Snow, Vanille, but I switched to Snow (leader), Lightning, Sazh and the latter is proving to be a fairly good team. This game just emphasizes Offensive so much that it seems using Sab is somewhat of a waste. I admit, Imperil, Slow, For and Pain are great (when they hit), but it's even better having a stronger team that can just overwhelm the enemy.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 21, 2011, 12:20:57 AM
I've now played at least 20 hours of Divinity II: Ego Draconis on the 360 and I think I've only scratched the surface.  It's pretty hardcore and I'm loving it. It's a little wonky at times but the freedom and unforgiving difficulty are a welcome change of place from Dragon Age. It's always a good sign when you say to yourself "just 15 more minutes" when you know you have to get up for work in 6 hours. I didn't even know this game existed until about 2 months ago.:/
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on July 21, 2011, 01:18:51 AM
I've opened Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll, not much info about this around here
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 21, 2011, 01:20:55 AM
Got back to Chrono Trigger. Fun stuff. It's weird how effective the story is, even though it's only 3 hours in and the characters are pretty basic.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on July 21, 2011, 09:19:50 AM
I beat Radiant Historia just now and got the true ending. 38 or 39 hours total. Definitely one of the best DS RPGs I've played. Everyone that has a DS should play it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 21, 2011, 01:24:43 PM
Beat Sequence 10 and 11 of Assassin's Creed 2. The end of 11 shouldn't be all that surprising I suppose. I'm partway through 12 - yes I bought it - and I'm probably gonna get 13 too.

I feel like I should seek out more codex pages and glyphs. I have a lot of the former but have only solved like, 3 of the latter.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on July 21, 2011, 02:04:51 PM
Collecting in that game got seriously addictive, much more fun than one which to me was so repetitive. And I really cannot explain why, both were pretty similar in the style of the quests, but I guess the substance was different (slightly).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on July 21, 2011, 02:56:38 PM
question about Ass Creed 2 since you are talking about it

On the HUD, bottom right next to the map there's a number. What does that mean?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 21, 2011, 03:46:35 PM
Yoda, it's how close you are (meters?) to your objective or target.

Bytor: I agree. Everytime I buy a treasure map I go on a MUST GET ALL THE CHESTS spree. Now Ezio's fucking loaded and I have nothing left to buy but Monteggiori upgrades. I'm not even joking. I really suck at collecting feathers though. I have like 14.

I never did play AC1 but apparently the gameplay is that much more boring than AC2.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on July 21, 2011, 03:55:43 PM
oh fucking great.

I wasn't that far into Ass Creed 2 but I did a lot of exploring and collected tons of shit. I just picked up something and the game tried doing it's autosave but said "the device used to store data is no longer present." I backed out to main menu and my save is gone completely.


Went to the memory utility on the dashboard and the save is gone totally.

I'd like to start over but if this happens again fuck it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 21, 2011, 03:58:00 PM
I just beat Grand Theft Auto IV. That ending was probably the best in a Grand Theft Auto. Well, there is the second ending which I'm going to attempt now. The one I did had a really nice last mission which I just BARELY made it out alive from. Seriously, if I had taken even one more gunshot I'd be done. Fun game.
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Post by: kyuusei on July 21, 2011, 05:46:34 PM
That sucks big time, Yoda. The game's worth trying again especially if that doesn't normally happen. It's worth another shot.
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Post by: Yoda on July 21, 2011, 05:49:23 PM
That sucks big time, Yoda. The game's worth trying again especially if that doesn't normally happen. It's worth another shot.

Yeah I started up another game. I wasn't in the mood for the sympathetic nervous system wrecking Demon's Souls at this time.

Another Ass question: If you miss collectibles/side missions in earlier levels can you go back?
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Post by: CDFN on July 21, 2011, 05:52:48 PM
My initial strategy involved a few different roles and a lot of buffing/debuffing (He was very susceptible to debuffs) and made very good use of the Sen role. The problem was his high damage potential. It was just too much to cope with using only one Med, and then using two it's too much time healing. I ended up having doom cast on me the one time I went in with two Meds because I spent too much time healing. The all-out offensive is pretty clutch because it takes him out before he even reaches his second form which is where he gets crazy with the high damage potential and the ability to remove all buffs in one hit.

My original party was Sazh (leader), Snow, Vanille, but I switched to Snow (leader), Lightning, Sazh and the latter is proving to be a fairly good team. This game just emphasizes Offensive so much that it seems using Sab is somewhat of a waste. I admit, Imperil, Slow, For and Pain are great (when they hit), but it's even better having a stronger team that can just overwhelm the enemy.

Sometimes it's better to just go all out. Figuring out the best approach for the tougher fights requires trial and error but that's why the game let's you restart battles.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 21, 2011, 06:25:45 PM
That sucks big time, Yoda. The game's worth trying again especially if that doesn't normally happen. It's worth another shot.

Yeah I started up another game. I wasn't in the mood for the sympathetic nervous system wrecking Demon's Souls at this time.

Another Ass question: If you miss collectibles/side missions in earlier levels can you go back?

Yeah. Long as you can get back into that city you should still be able to access whatever you might not have gotten/finished. Might as well make use of fast travel!
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Post by: D-Rider on July 21, 2011, 09:43:28 PM
I'm a grown ass 31-year-old man.  I should not be enjoying Animal Crossing:  City Folk as much as I am. :P

Right now I'm trying to drive two monkeys and a rabbit out of my town.  Grumpy eagles, wolves, and bears only please.
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Post by: Bytor on July 21, 2011, 11:41:05 PM
SOB! For three days I have wandered around in the Elderm Mountains (Ys: Oath in Felghana) trying to figure out why I couldn't trigger the boss battle against Ligaty, The Three Flying Succubi AKA the flying harpy sisters, finally went back to the village and spoke to EVERYONE, guess I missed the mayor the first time! ARRGGG!!! On the flip side, I beat the boss battle in less than 2 freaking minutes I'm so leveled up, lol. Now, on with the game, lol. And for the record, Ar Tonelico so far = awesome fun! And Saiyuki is more challenging than I thought it would be but I'm still having fun, just one mission at a time.
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Post by: Dincrest on July 22, 2011, 04:32:53 AM
During one of my flights in India, I played some more 999.  I got the ax ending, which was pretty f'd up.  I've only gotten that and the knife and submarine endings so far. 

I probably won't play it any more, because not being able to skip over the puzzles and just get to the dialogue choices is irritating. 
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Post by: GrimReality on July 22, 2011, 08:50:34 AM
SOB! For three days I have wandered around in the Elderm Mountains (Ys: Oath in Felghana) trying to figure out why I couldn't trigger the boss battle against Ligaty, The Three Flying Succubi AKA the flying harpy sisters, finally went back to the village and spoke to EVERYONE, guess I missed the mayor the first time! ARRGGG!!! On the flip side, I beat the boss battle in less than 2 freaking minutes I'm so leveled up, lol. Now, on with the game, lol. And for the record, Ar Tonelico so far = awesome fun! And Saiyuki is more challenging than I thought it would be but I'm still having fun, just one mission at a time.

Yeah, I wandered the village a lot trying to trigger the next "sequence" before going to the mountains. Finally found the mayor, and off I went. The Harpy's we're pretty easy for me,. too. I'm still in the mountains now, after meeting the old man.


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Post by: Eusis on July 22, 2011, 07:38:10 PM
During one of my flights in India, I played some more 999.  I got the ax ending, which was pretty f'd up.  I've only gotten that and the knife and submarine endings so far. 

I probably won't play it any more, because not being able to skip over the puzzles and just get to the dialogue choices is irritating. 

If you do keep playing anyway, just beeline to the safe and true endings. I found the axe ending the most interesting of the various bad endings anyway, and the game is actually sorta designed around beelining like that because the puzzles for those two paths are mutually exclusive.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 22, 2011, 09:17:32 PM
I've never seen the need to skip puzzles (had we been given the option). Once solved, they were pretty easy for me to remember to solve again. Besides, playing them again lets me choose different dialogue options than I did last time.

Don't you need all the bad endings first before one of the safe/true ones?

Anyway, I'm just trophy whoring in AC2. I grabbed Sequence 13 too, just trying to find statuettes, codex pages and the like.
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Post by: Starmongoose on July 22, 2011, 09:18:39 PM
Nope. First ending I got was the Safe ending. Got all the other endings before I went for the True ending though. Best experienced that way I think.
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Post by: Yoda on July 22, 2011, 09:53:46 PM
Showed +1 the demo to Catherine... she absolutely loved it lol.


Maybe I should buy her P4?
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 22, 2011, 09:55:50 PM
Showed +1 the demo to Catherine... she absolutely loved it lol.


Maybe I should buy her P4?

If you haven't bought her Persona 4 yet you don't actually love her.

I thought about playing Chrono Trigger today, but I'm just too lazy to do it.
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Post by: Eusis on July 22, 2011, 09:56:36 PM
Nope. First ending I got was the Safe ending. Got all the other endings before I went for the True ending though. Best experienced that way I think.
I dunno, you could probably make the argument for coffin, all the bad endings, safe, then true, but in any case if Neal's burning out it's best to zoom to the endings stuffed with story than seeing all the potential dead ends.

Actually, checking on all the endings again I guess Neal DID see all the bad endings, unless you count Coffin. Given that's just the True ending cut short it's better to not bother.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 22, 2011, 10:32:38 PM
I didn't get Coffin on its own, it's really pointless anyway since all it does is abruptly say 'to be continued' at a certain point (I looked it up) before a bunch of the stuff that eventually leads to the true ending. That's the only one I didn't get - I got the three bad endings, safe/letter, and then the true ending. I liked how it was all structured but that's just me.
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Post by: Starmongoose on July 23, 2011, 06:27:02 PM
I know I just started the online gaming thing recently. But god damn. People are retarded.
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Post by: CDFN on July 23, 2011, 07:31:42 PM
Decided to replay bioshock since now I'll be able to see it in its full glory. I think rapture is the most fascinating place ever created for a videogame.
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Post by: Yggdrasil on July 23, 2011, 08:25:47 PM
Decided to replay bioshock since now I'll be able to see it in its full glory. I think rapture is the most fascinating place ever created for a videogame.

I did that a couple of months ago and it wasn't the best experience I hoped to be, for some reason I ended disliking the game. I don't know what it was; The narrative and pacing felt really slow and boring after a while along with a bunch of annoyances that I didn't had before.

Maybe I can't replay BioShock because is such a strong experience the first time that is hard to find that again in a second playthrough.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on July 23, 2011, 09:04:47 PM
I've wanted to play Bioshock ever since it came out, but I can't stand first person games. I wish it was 3rd person. The setting just looks so cool.
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Post by: Lard on July 23, 2011, 09:54:11 PM
I'm nearly done Fallout 3!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on July 23, 2011, 10:28:58 PM
Beat The Bull in AC Bloodlines. Then escaped the castle and my PSP died. What a terrible battery on those things.
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Post by: Bytor on July 23, 2011, 10:48:35 PM
Zirduros, The Clockwork Cannon in Oath in Felghana was no freaking joke!
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Post by: Yoda on July 23, 2011, 11:09:46 PM
Decided to replay bioshock since now I'll be able to see it in its full glory. I think rapture is the most fascinating place ever created for a videogame.

I started that twice but I hate the shooting mechanics... Can't get into it for some reason
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 24, 2011, 02:21:59 AM
I am honestly surprised at how good Chrono Trigger is. I thought it would just be another SNES RPG that people put on a high pedestal because they liked it as a kid, but this is honestly really fun. And everyone levels up together so I don't feel bad for not playing every character (It hurt so badly to have to choose a single party in Persona 4).
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Post by: CDFN on July 24, 2011, 08:14:57 AM
Decided to replay bioshock since now I'll be able to see it in its full glory. I think rapture is the most fascinating place ever created for a videogame.

I started that twice but I hate the shooting mechanics... Can't get into it for some reason

You're missing out on a great experience. The shooting isn't top notch but the powers make it really fun and every fight with a big daddy is a fight for your life.
Playing bioshock 2 earlier this year reignited my love for this franchise, it fleshes out my favorite thing about rapture (the little sisters and big daddys), I don't want to spoil it but let's say it gives you a different perspective. It also ties this aspect well with the main plot which resonated more with me than bioshock 1 (though obviously nothing beats the experience of discovering rapture for the first time). It's actually very touching imo.
Then there's minerva's den which is probably the best piece of single player dlc ever and a fantastic finale for the rapture.

Looking at the whole thing it's definitely one of the best experiences this gen has to offer. As far as narratives in first person shooters go, this is up there with half life 2 and that is the very best compliment I can give to a game.
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Post by: Annubis on July 24, 2011, 11:39:12 AM
Re-installed System Shock 2
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Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on July 24, 2011, 01:50:20 PM
Started chapter 3 of Trails in the Sky (around the 20 hour mark).  I'm enjoying it a lot and am glad that it's not overly difficult.  Saw the post on the front page about a new TiTS and am curious how that relates to the tits I'm playing.

Also the beginning of September is looking jam packed with releases.  Tales of Xillia, Disgaea 4, and Persona 2: IS PSP.  Me thinks I will be forgoing the latter two for awhile to save money and I hope Persona isn't a limited printing release.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 24, 2011, 01:53:22 PM
Oh yeah, Disgaea 4. Depending on how the Map Maker turns out with the... unfortunate tweaks it was given, I may or may not get it. Persona 2 Innocent Sin will definitely be gotten to my friend with the PSP, even if I must help foot the bill. But I'll have to beat Persona first...
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Post by: Azrael on July 24, 2011, 02:35:42 PM
Reached Chapter 11 in FFXIII. Did a few marks, and now I'm ready to just move forward with the story. Don't think I'll spend too much time doing the marks as I'm really just interested in getting through the story itself.

On the 3rd case in LA Noire (I think). A hit and run. I really like this game. It's definitely a slow paced game with less focus on the action and more on finding evidence and reading people (which is hard as hell because of the Truth/Doubt/Lie thing, though I think I'm getting the hang of it a bit). Definitely glad I picked it up.
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Post by: Darklight on July 24, 2011, 10:28:08 PM
Thought i'd finished the Thieves guild but hadn't til last night. Now who would have thought the Grayfox was actually,,, this games too old for spoiler alerts right? Played Command And conquer 3 on the xb and assasins creed for the 1st time. Oh, bought borderlands goty, is this a FO3 ripoff? reviews are good, we'll see
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Post by: Dice on July 24, 2011, 10:37:45 PM
Beat Ocarina of Time.  The game was seriously easy.  I love the Spirit Temple boss -- nothing quite like an enemy you have to technically "defend" against to beat.  Hyrule field has also never been so fucking boring looking.  Playing Twilight Princess now.... a lot of people ripped into it for being *too much like" Oca, but I think this game is way more fine-tuned.  The dungeons are crazy long too.

Kinda related: I'm giving away like all of my SNES games to a good friend/co-worker who has agreed to buy me several new titles in the future. Win!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on July 24, 2011, 11:33:29 PM
OK...the platforming aspect of Oath in Felghana is getting a tad old. Ar Tonelico just gets funnier and better all the time and I picked Pangya back up, kinda forgot how much fun that game is.
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Post by: kyuusei on July 25, 2011, 12:35:27 AM
Played Assassin's Creed Bloodlines until the PSP died again. In the middle of a boss fight. What the fuck.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 25, 2011, 12:37:15 AM
Finished another case in LA Noire. Fun game, but definitely rough around the edges. I commend Rockstar for its ambitiousness with this project and definitely hope to see a more refined game along these lines.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on July 25, 2011, 03:06:13 AM
Am I the only one who thinks Mass Effect's combat sucks?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 25, 2011, 03:14:02 AM
Am I the only one who thinks Mass Effect's combat sucks?

Probably. I really enjoyed it, and I usually get bored by shooters. Maybe it's because I played it as an RTS instead of a shooter...
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Post by: Lard on July 25, 2011, 03:51:12 AM
How?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 25, 2011, 03:59:15 AM
How?

A lot of pausing.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on July 25, 2011, 09:17:38 AM
OK...the platforming aspect of Oath in Felghana is getting a tad old.

I was thinking as well after I fell for the 50th time trying to cross a narrow ledge in the Elderm Mountains. I eventually made it across and ended up fighting some dragon boss. I died after getting it to about 1/3 of it's HP, then turned it off for the night.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 25, 2011, 10:07:05 AM
Started chapter 3 of Trails in the Sky (around the 20 hour mark).  I'm enjoying it a lot and am glad that it's not overly difficult.  Saw the post on the front page about a new TiTS and am curious how that relates to the tits I'm playing.

Is kinda hard to explain this without mentioning the overly convoluted mess (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/15/xseed-explains-the-legend-of-heroes-trails-in-the-skys-family/) that is the continuity of titles of the The Legend of Heroes games. But to make things easy, think in the Kiseki series (the games we are getting right now) as books in where every game is a new chapter.

The series is composed by (what you could say) two trilogies at the moment:

First part of the Kiseki series:

Sora no Kiseki First Chapter
Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter
Sora no Kiseki the 3rd -- An epilogue more than a continuation of the other games from what I've heard

Random/optional game:

Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga -- Crossover game like Dissidia

Second part of the Kiseki series:

Zero no Kiseki -- Continuation of the story with new characters in a new region and a bunch of stuff that I can't say because of spoilers. One thing though, you will see characters from previous titles
Ao no Kiseki -- Sequel to Zero no Kiseki

This series can last as long as Falcom wants. Pray for your wallet... :<
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on July 25, 2011, 10:53:05 AM
OK...the platforming aspect of Oath in Felghana is getting a tad old.

I was thinking as well after I fell for the 50th time trying to cross a narrow ledge in the Elderm Mountains. I eventually made it across and ended up fighting some dragon boss. I died after getting it to about 1/3 of it's HP, then turned it off for the night.


Oh, it gets worse, much, much worse, just wait until Valestein Castle and The Clock Tower, seriously, these parts may be the games demise for me, it's simply ridiculous that if you fall you may indeed fall ALL the way to the bottom and have to do it all over again for the umpteenth time.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Elincia on July 25, 2011, 11:09:10 AM
Finished another case in LA Noire. Fun game, but definitely rough around the edges. I commend Rockstar for its ambitiousness with this project and definitely hope to see a more refined game along these lines.

Not Rockstar, Team Bondi. Rockstar only gave money and edited the game. Well, they also participated to the development, but only at the end (something like several months before the game was released).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on July 25, 2011, 01:00:23 PM
The shooting sucks.

The moon buggy is just about the most frustrating thing I've ever had the mispleasure of driving in a game.

The inventory system is atrocious.

Mass Effect blows.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on July 25, 2011, 01:50:24 PM
Finished another case in LA Noire. Fun game, but definitely rough around the edges. I commend Rockstar for its ambitiousness with this project and definitely hope to see a more refined game along these lines.

Not Rockstar, Team Bondi. Rockstar only gave money and edited the game. Well, they also participated to the development, but only at the end (something like several months before the game was released).

I know Team Bondi made it but I guess that's what I mean. I'm happy that Rockstar would be willing to back a project like this which is drastically different from most of what they're known for.

I managed to get to a better internet connection and snag the Catherine demo. Oh man, that game is going to kick my ass. I liked it for sure, but that first freaking puzzle kicked my ass. I think it's mostly because I didn't figure out that staircase thing until most of the floor had fallen, but yeah it'll be interesting. Is the whole game going to be just puzzle after puzzle in that vein? And did they give any clue as to how long the game will be? I hope it's nothing too excessive.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on July 25, 2011, 05:53:24 PM
Started chapter 3 of Trails in the Sky (around the 20 hour mark).  I'm enjoying it a lot and am glad that it's not overly difficult.  Saw the post on the front page about a new TiTS and am curious how that relates to the tits I'm playing.

Is kinda hard to explain this without mentioning the overly convoluted mess (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/15/xseed-explains-the-legend-of-heroes-trails-in-the-skys-family/) that is the continuity of titles of the The Legend of Heroes games. But to make things easy, think in the Kiseki series (the games we are getting right now) as books in where every game is a new chapter.

The series is composed by (what you could say) two trilogies at the moment:

First part of the Kiseki series:

Sora no Kiseki First Chapter
Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter
Sora no Kiseki the 3rd -- An epilogue more than a continuation of the other games from what I've heard

Random/optional game:

Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga -- Crossover game like Dissidia

Second part of the Kiseki series:

Zero no Kiseki -- Continuation of the story with new characters in a new region and a bunch of stuff that I can't say because of spoilers. One thing though, you will see characters from previous titles
Ao no Kiseki -- Sequel to Zero no Kiseki

This series can last as long as Falcom wants. Pray for your wallet... :<

I must say I'm still a tad confused.  Is LoH: Trails of Blue part of the Zero no Kiseki as well as the next one we're getting?  If so, has the sequel to the game we have, not been released yet in Japan either?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 25, 2011, 06:51:04 PM
Is LoH: Trails of Blue part of the Zero no Kiseki as well as the next one we're getting?

Yes, it is. Trails of Blue is the sequel of Zero no Kiseki also know as "Ao no Kiseki" in Japan. And the next game we are getting is "Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter".

If so, has the sequel to the game we have, not been released yet in Japan either?

It was released in 2006. The sequel they are getting in Japan right now is Ao no Kiseki.

This might help you to understand things better:

(2004) The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki First Chapter (FC) -- Known as "Trails in the Sky" in America
(2006) The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter (SC)
(2007) The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd
(2010) The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki
(2011) The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

As you can see, Xseed has a lot of work to do with this series.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: GrimReality on July 26, 2011, 09:46:27 AM
Oath - WAY too much bad actor Dogi talking last night. Ugh.

I DLed Bastion. I played for about 45 minutes and already dig it. The narrator sounds really familiar. Looks like there's going to be some world building type stuff, which I like. Reminds me of Dark Cloud 2.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lard on July 26, 2011, 05:53:39 PM
Okay, I need some help with Mass Effect.

I'm on Therum. I got to a point where I had to leave my buggy and walk. I fought some guys, and then a cut scene came up with a big monster. I start battling, and I'm repeatedly killed in one hit, even if I'm behind cover.

I said "screw it", loaded my game and drove all the way back to the launch point, thinking I could get on my ship and go somewhere else to level up a bit, but the game won't let me get back on the Normandy.

Effectively, I am stuck. I am starting to think I'm going to have to start over from the beginning, which would really piss me off, because both the saves I have are on the planet I'm on now.

Any advice?
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Post by: kyuusei on July 26, 2011, 07:21:30 PM
I'm almost done with AC Bloodlines and it's being fucking stupid. Makes me kill a bunch of guards so whatsherface won't be discovered. So I kill the last guy..and it tells me I failed. HOW? Fuck you, game.

Also the analog nub on the PSP is the worst excuse for analog control ever.
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Post by: Darklight on July 27, 2011, 02:26:07 AM
Started Nier, atmosphere is spot on for me, and swearing in a peenix game!
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Post by: Tomara on July 27, 2011, 04:18:34 AM
Tales of the Abyss on the PS2. I wanted to see for myself if the load times we're really that (http://tinycartridge.com/post/7143052276/tales-of-the-abyss-ps2-and-3ds-loading-times) bad. I timed it. While the PS2 version does have longer load times, it's a 2 second difference at most based on that comparative video.

I guess the type of PS2 (or PS3) you play the game on could make a slight difference, but my PS2 is a first generation model currently enjoying its third chance at life. Whenever I boot a game I'm praying 'please don't die, please don't die, please don't die'. In fact, it should have died from DREs years ago. There is no way in hell my poor old PS2 is one of the faster ones out there.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 27, 2011, 04:22:39 AM
Been playing Catherine and Chrono Trigger. I like Catherine a lot. It's a bit too difficult at times though. Chrono Trigger is good too. I like it. I'm a bit sad I haven't played it until now.
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Post by: Tomara on July 27, 2011, 05:00:06 AM
You're too young to worry about games you missed. Not that you should worry about it later. Backlogs creep up on you awfully fast...
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Post by: Azrael on July 27, 2011, 11:03:44 AM
Beat the first 6 C'ieth stone missions. Going to do the missions up until I get a Chocobo then probably move forward with the story. The map kind of blows on Gran Pulse since the damn thing spins around based on the camera and there are no cardinal directions.

At the Homicide desk in L.A. Noire. Just beat the first case with the Black Dhalia copy cat. Still really enjoying the hell out of that game.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on July 27, 2011, 02:13:26 PM
Hey I'm actually playing Nocturne again where's the prize you said you'd give me?
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 27, 2011, 03:50:11 PM
Got the Epoch in Chrono Trigger. This is a satisfying little game. I can't tell you guys enough how surprised I am by this game.
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Post by: Vanguard on July 27, 2011, 05:48:15 PM
There's a reason it's so near-universally acclaimed.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 27, 2011, 06:05:34 PM
There's a reason it's so near-universally acclaimed.

I still can't help but be surprised. I thought this would be a kid's game that everyone loved because of rose-tinted glasses, but there's no way I'd appreciate this as a mini-me as much as I do now.
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Post by: Akanbe- on July 27, 2011, 06:58:42 PM
Okay, I need some help with Mass Effect.

I'm on Therum. I got to a point where I had to leave my buggy and walk. I fought some guys, and then a cut scene came up with a big monster. I start battling, and I'm repeatedly killed in one hit, even if I'm behind cover.

I said "screw it", loaded my game and drove all the way back to the launch point, thinking I could get on my ship and go somewhere else to level up a bit, but the game won't let me get back on the Normandy.

Effectively, I am stuck. I am starting to think I'm going to have to start over from the beginning, which would really piss me off, because both the saves I have are on the planet I'm on now.

Any advice?

The only bosses I can think of that can one shot you are bosses that need to be fought in the buggy.  Are you sure you have to leave the buggy?  It's been awhile so I don't remember this game.

Also the analog nub on the PSP is the worst excuse for analog control ever.

The Vita one at least looks decent.  Too bad it's in the same spot which means I'll never use it
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 27, 2011, 07:01:58 PM
The only bosses I can think of that can one shot you are bosses that need to be fought in the buggy.  Are you sure you have to leave the buggy?  It's been awhile so I don't remember this game.

So I'm the only person who pretty much just used the buggy to hightail out of battles? I fought just about everything on foot.
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Post by: Darklight on July 27, 2011, 09:06:01 PM
Nier turns from Cyberpunk to Star ocean after the 1st playable scene, finished a few of the popola missions and have Grimoire Weiss, Some out of place comments from Grimoire somehow fit in perfectly fora game thats looking interesting.
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Post by: eXaX on July 28, 2011, 06:58:44 AM
I read that the "Big Three" had been confirmed for European release so I bought myself a Wii + a couple of games. For the past couple of days I've been playing through and finishing Disaster:Day of Crisis and I loved it. LOVED. IT.

Of course it's a collection of all action/disaster films ever made ever but it's a really enjoyable (and often times intense) experience. It's sort of funny that I'm often more impressed by these "low - medium" budget games rather then the triple-A games and Disaster really felt like that. Honestly, the amount of things you do and go through in this game is fantastically far-fetched (seriously who would run towards an incoming flood wave to save a dog? A true American Hero, that's who!) but it's fun, not to mention often really cool. And the game just keeps on coming with pretty awesome moments. The soundtrack is also fantastic. Awesome, awesome game.

I also bought Muramasa but I haven't played it yet. I'm currently more interested in playing Sakura Wars: So Long My Love which I'm waiting to be delivered.

I also got to ch.5 in Shadows of the Damned. A good game no doubt but nothing more really. And honestly, the short story of The Unbreakable Mistress was far more affective then what I've seen from the game.
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Even though I suspect that what's happening to Paula is the same thing reallyLastly, I began Alice:Madness Returns. The enviroments are beautiful and so far it's good.
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Post by: Seultoria on July 28, 2011, 11:42:20 AM
I'm on chapter 29 in Super Robot Wars Z2. I might end up redoing this stage since some of my best mechs got shot down.
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Post by: CDFN on July 28, 2011, 12:26:46 PM

Lastly, I began Alice:Madness Returns. The enviroments are beautiful and so far it's good.

Alice looks amazing, it's not really the tech, it's the art, it's awesome. I was just looking at some pics I took with the game at max settings and some of them look like paintings. There are some pretty basic models and textures here and there but a frame taken with the game at its best can be mindblowing.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on July 28, 2011, 02:56:56 PM
Joined with the mantra, and going to the fight the assembly of nihilo in Nocturne this is where i quit the last time so hopefully i wont quit this time.
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Post by: kyuusei on July 29, 2011, 02:03:51 AM
Beat AC Bloodlines finally. It probably would have been a shittier game if I actually paid for it on its own. It got less annoying in the end, but now I wanna play AC1.. eventually. Should probably finish collecting shit in the second game and go beat it.
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Post by: GrimReality on July 29, 2011, 09:59:45 AM
Played some more Bastion. I don't like that when you bump into a new side weapon it immediately replaces the one you have, and you can't switch back until you exit the level. Kind of annoying.
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Post by: Seultoria on July 29, 2011, 05:14:11 PM
SRT:OG - Chapter 40 (Kyosuke route.) Don't see how I'll even be able to beat this stage. I have no ship so I'll run out of ammo and EN before the stage is over.

SRW:Z2 - Stage 31.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 29, 2011, 10:36:33 PM
SRT:OG - Chapter 40 (Kyosuke route.) Don't see how I'll even be able to beat this stage. I have no ship so I'll run out of ammo and EN before the stage is over.

SRW:Z2 - Stage 31.

Stick a Repair and a Resupply on a pure support unit like Garnet, Russel, Rahda, ect... and have them keep your guys gassed. Also Aya has the Renew spell that also fully restores a unit's EN/ammo. That said, you want to avoid restocking unless you've got a few punching bags kicking around to rebuild some will, a will boosting spell that you don't mind burning someone's SP on, or you REALLY need it (resupply charges 10 will to the recipient which can bump you back down below the will requirements of whatever attack you intend to use, so be aware of this when resupplying).
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Post by: Seultoria on July 30, 2011, 12:18:52 AM
Thanks for the tips. After I lose the stage I'll follow your advice. It took almost everything I had to take out that one former Aerogater before the other boss showed up. So I thought I was fucked.
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Post by: kyuusei on July 30, 2011, 12:52:02 AM
Got all the codex pages and solved all the glyphs in AC2 without a FAQ. (People kept telling me to use one.) And bought pretty much everything I could to max the value of the villa. I guess I could get the feathers (52/100) but those are a pain in the ass. Think I might just beat the game instead (still on Sequence 12/14).
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on July 30, 2011, 12:56:09 AM
Played some more Catherine. This game isn't the romantic horror it advertised, but it really gets the adrenaline pumping like one.

I finally got to a point in Chrono Trigger where I may have to grind a little. Tooke me 13 hours to find it, but it's there. Surprising for an SNES RPG to take this long to require grinding. In all honesty I probably just need to buy some better equipment or I just really suck at this game.

Some more Zenonia too. Still doing quests. They don't award enough Gold at all. Also, how the hell do I see my Hunger rating? I suddenly get hungry in the game but I don't know how to tell how hungry I am or when I'll get hungry again. It's annoying.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 30, 2011, 02:40:16 PM
Played a shitload of MK last night with a buddy. Just working on some cheevos.  Also, more Bastion and Castlevania SOTN.
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Post by: Yggdrasil on July 30, 2011, 05:45:03 PM
Gonna try those challenges on Vanquish along with the Hard mode today, and in a couple of days I should be playing Demon's Souls again.

Is pretty amazing seeing how many times one can die in these two games too. Is worth it though.
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Post by: CDFN on July 31, 2011, 06:18:33 PM
Ada should be the protagonist of Resident Evil 6, there's so much mistery surrounding her motivations in RE4, besides Separate Ways was full of win, Ada is awesome.
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Post by: Wild Armor on July 31, 2011, 09:50:38 PM
Beat Portrait of Ruins and Super Mario Galaxy.

Super Mario Galaxy had a weak Final Boss fight, but the music was kickin the whole way. :3

Next up is a Second run of Portrait of Ruin while Listening to my 5 CD Collection (http://www.amazon.com/Percy-Grainger-Complete-Piano-Music/dp/B0000037AX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312163373&sr=8-1) of Percy Grainger piano music. I honestly wonder which I'll finish first :3
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Post by: Seultoria on July 31, 2011, 10:38:02 PM
Thanks Aeolus. Aya's Renew saved me and I was able to beat the game (barely lol.) I spent about 60 turns on stage 40 (seriously spent 30 healing everyone, renewing everyone, waiting until everyone's SP was full again) and about 40 turns on the last stage (same thing.)

I'll go back to focusing to Z2 and playing some of the other games I have on hold.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 31, 2011, 11:52:55 PM
Thanks Aeolus. Aya's Renew saved me and I was able to beat the game (barely lol.) I spent about 60 turns on stage 40 (seriously spent 30 healing everyone, renewing everyone, waiting until everyone's SP was full again) and about 40 turns on the last stage (same thing.)

I'll go back to focusing to Z2 and playing some of the other games I have on hold.

Just out of curiosity, did you ever bother to equip EN Taker/Drain missiles on anybody? Those things make a world of a difference against OG1 bosses, and there's like three or four of them out there. Also, did you bother to upgrade anybody's attacks or did you just blow all your funds on grunt mechs? And how often would you say you used Supports? How often would you say you used Strike/Alert/Focus? Did you teach anybody Expert or Mental? How about Command? Did you ever upgrade anybody's terrain rating? How many pilots did you reassign to better mechs?

I ask these questions because I never took that long on either SRW game with the exception of that godawful stage 15 of OG2.
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Post by: Darklight on August 01, 2011, 12:56:00 AM
Really getting into MW2, idk, owned it for a year, scratched it and re-bought it. This kind of game is totally out of my realm, but man this is rough. The airport scene is just too real, I want more
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Post by: Seultoria on August 01, 2011, 09:02:33 AM
Thanks Aeolus. Aya's Renew saved me and I was able to beat the game (barely lol.) I spent about 60 turns on stage 40 (seriously spent 30 healing everyone, renewing everyone, waiting until everyone's SP was full again) and about 40 turns on the last stage (same thing.)

I'll go back to focusing to Z2 and playing some of the other games I have on hold.

Just out of curiosity, did you ever bother to equip EN Taker/Drain missiles on anybody? Those things make a world of a difference against OG1 bosses, and there's like three or four of them out there. Also, did you bother to upgrade anybody's attacks or did you just blow all your funds on grunt mechs? And how often would you say you used Supports? How often would you say you used Strike/Alert/Focus? Did you teach anybody Expert or Mental? How about Command? Did you ever upgrade anybody's terrain rating? How many pilots did you reassign to better mechs?

I ask these questions because I never took that long on either SRW game with the exception of that godawful stage 15 of OG2.

I blew most of my money upgrading my most useful mechs. For example, I maxed out Zanger's Colossal Blade. I used Valor a lot so I had to spend turns waiting for SP to recharge. Also, I play games a lot more conservatively compared to other people here. Whenever I try to rush through a stage too many of my units get killed. And yes, I used Strike/Alert/Focus a lot, but Valor eats up a lot of SP.

Never taught anyone Expert or Mental unless they already had it. I was focused on getting people SP Regenerate first. Then I worried up things like Gunfight or In-fight. Never taught anyone Command.

I had Armor Breaker on two mechs and EN Drain on one mech and EN Drain on another mech. Zanger was the only one who could do 10000 damage to a boss for me without Valor.

I never upgraded Terrain ratings because I thought they wouldn't make a difference.

I never switched mechs either.

But as I said, most of the turns I spent were waiting to SP to recover so that I would fight the final boss of each stage with everyone fully healed, fully replenished (EN/ammo) and full SP before I'd attack the final boss.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 01, 2011, 11:24:48 PM
Really getting into MW2, idk, owned it for a year, scratched it and re-bought it. This kind of game is totally out of my realm, but man this is rough. The airport scene is just too real, I want more

CoD is entertaining in a Michael-Bay-directed-movie sort of way. I liked MW1 more than MW2 - a little more well-told and less all over the place. I'm hoping MW3 ties up certain plot points. That airport scene was something else.
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 02, 2011, 04:28:21 AM
Still playing Vanquish. Why this game is so awesome?
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Post by: Eusis on August 02, 2011, 04:35:18 AM
Still playing Vanquish. Why this game is so awesome?

Because Shinji Mikami.
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Post by: John on August 02, 2011, 10:36:32 AM
Playing Dragon Age 2: Legacy for review.

This is pretty crappy DLC.
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Post by: Azrael on August 02, 2011, 10:46:53 AM
I played some Borderlands last night. I think the reviews on this site sum up exactly what the experience is like...and pretty much why I bought it. Just for those frustrating days when I want to just go out and shoot a whole bunch of stuff.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 02, 2011, 11:16:11 AM
I popped in Star Wars: kotor 2 yesterday since I haven't played in over 5 years. It's still a blast and I didn't want to stop playing.
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Post by: Aeolus on August 02, 2011, 12:15:21 PM
Thanks Aeolus. Aya's Renew saved me and I was able to beat the game (barely lol.) I spent about 60 turns on stage 40 (seriously spent 30 healing everyone, renewing everyone, waiting until everyone's SP was full again) and about 40 turns on the last stage (same thing.)

I'll go back to focusing to Z2 and playing some of the other games I have on hold.

Just out of curiosity, did you ever bother to equip EN Taker/Drain missiles on anybody? Those things make a world of a difference against OG1 bosses, and there's like three or four of them out there. Also, did you bother to upgrade anybody's attacks or did you just blow all your funds on grunt mechs? And how often would you say you used Supports? How often would you say you used Strike/Alert/Focus? Did you teach anybody Expert or Mental? How about Command? Did you ever upgrade anybody's terrain rating? How many pilots did you reassign to better mechs?

I ask these questions because I never took that long on either SRW game with the exception of that godawful stage 15 of OG2.

I blew most of my money upgrading my most useful mechs. For example, I maxed out Zanger's Colossal Blade. I used Valor a lot so I had to spend turns waiting for SP to recharge. Also, I play games a lot more conservatively compared to other people here. Whenever I try to rush through a stage too many of my units get killed. And yes, I used Strike/Alert/Focus a lot, but Valor eats up a lot of SP.

Never taught anyone Expert or Mental unless they already had it. I was focused on getting people SP Regenerate first. Then I worried up things like Gunfight or In-fight. Never taught anyone Command.

I had Armor Breaker on two mechs and EN Drain on one mech and EN Drain on another mech. Zanger was the only one who could do 10000 damage to a boss for me without Valor.

I never upgraded Terrain ratings because I thought they wouldn't make a difference.

I never switched mechs either.

But as I said, most of the turns I spent were waiting to SP to recover so that I would fight the final boss of each stage with everyone fully healed, fully replenished (EN/ammo) and full SP before I'd attack the final boss.

The problem with skills like In-Fight and Gunfight is that they ultimately aren't worth the effort to teach to most people given that many pilots already come with a few levels and their benefits vs. costs are horribly inefficient compared to beefing up the related attack stat directly (plus beefing doesn't waste a skill slot). If you had to add Gunfight to someone, use it on someone who wants increased attack range for all ranged non map weapons since it boosts attack range by 1 at levels 4 and 7 which only helps if you've got a unit lacking good/any post move attacks or you for some reason want to use the extra loss of accuracy from attacking at greater ranges which is a minuscule gain at best and works both ways. In-Fight's the same except that its a movement boost and only units with predominately melee attacks or a map attack user would get any real use out of the extra movement. In both cases though Hit&Away is simply a much better choice than either of those two for most cases since it gets around that attack post movement only thing.

Beyond SP Regen though, Attacker should be the next highest priority for attacking units (1.2 * attack) and Mental has the highest priority for support units (0.8 * SP costs), unless either comes with them in which case you could opt for either Expert (only good for EN guzzlers), Mental (for SP guzzling attacker), Hit&Away (good for units with limited P attacks), and then stuff like Revenge (good for guys you tend to throw into a fray like Masaki), Command (good for dogpiling +hit/+evade bonuses on everybody), Prevail (good for supers or dodgy reals who can take a hit), and Support (good for whomever is in the Gigan assuming they don't already have Support).

Armor Breaker, like all non drain status attacks, is best on units with Fury since everybody and their brother carries status resistances later in the game and Fury bypasses all that (along with stuff like Barriers and Double Image).

Terrain is good for a sizable boost to hit/evade in the proper terrain. It's not always necessary to get everything up to S rank but in OG1's Kyosuke's route investing in a S rank in space is an excellent idea given how much time you'll be spending off world. If you feel like it, S ranking in either land or air terrain is a wise idea since whenever you're not in space chances are your units will either be in the air or on the ground, but it's not as necessary since a mech with an S rank will count for an overall S rank performance unless your pilot has less than an A rank. For Ryusei's route water and land/air have the highest priority given how often you're dumped in the middle of an ocean, but space is important for endgame stuff as well.

Mech switching is good for pilots like Katrina, Russel (since there are far better mechs that'll get left lying around if you don't put somebody in them like the Gespy MkII-R, the Valisone Kai, and the R-Gun), Latooti (she's practically made for the not Valkyrie Wildrabbier), Garnet (stick her in a plane since she's pure support), Leona, Rahda (give Rahda something other than a Schultzwald or even better Leona's old Lion and if you want you can stick Leona in a spare Hucky if you got one), and Villetta (should you have opted for the Gungrust secret mech rather than the Hucky 008 L you're gonna need her in a dodger real like the R-Gun or a Hucky since she's a terrible Super Robot pilot, especially a melee focused one). It's also good for the humor just being able to stick whomever in whatever (barring specific requirements) like switching out Kushua from the Gungrust Mk2 to the bonus Gungrust, sticking Bullet in her old mech, and placing Villetta into Bullet's old mech, the Hucky MkII.


That all said, these cover some important points in an SRW game though they will vary from game to game. Hopefully, this will help you with Z2-1 and future plays and replays of the various OG games.
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Post by: daschrier on August 02, 2011, 04:20:08 PM
Really getting into MW2, idk, owned it for a year, scratched it and re-bought it. This kind of game is totally out of my realm, but man this is rough. The airport scene is just too real, I want more

CoD is entertaining in a Michael-Bay-directed-movie sort of way. I liked MW1 more than MW2 - a little more well-told and less all over the place. I'm hoping MW3 ties up certain plot points. That airport scene was something else.

Are there any modern FPS that aren't just a bunch of scripted events like Halo and CoD seem to be? I play black ops all the time, but have never done much with the single player as it's mostly like watching a movie.
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Post by: Yoda on August 02, 2011, 06:25:14 PM
Really getting into MW2, idk, owned it for a year, scratched it and re-bought it. This kind of game is totally out of my realm, but man this is rough. The airport scene is just too real, I want more

CoD is entertaining in a Michael-Bay-directed-movie sort of way. I liked MW1 more than MW2 - a little more well-told and less all over the place. I'm hoping MW3 ties up certain plot points. That airport scene was something else.

Are there any modern FPS that aren't just a bunch of scripted events like Halo and CoD seem to be? I play black ops all the time, but have never done much with the single player as it's mostly like watching a movie.

Even the best FPSers are mostly scripted in some fashion. Hopefully games like Rage and Dead Island will change that.
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Post by: CDFN on August 02, 2011, 07:05:39 PM
Really getting into MW2, idk, owned it for a year, scratched it and re-bought it. This kind of game is totally out of my realm, but man this is rough. The airport scene is just too real, I want more

CoD is entertaining in a Michael-Bay-directed-movie sort of way. I liked MW1 more than MW2 - a little more well-told and less all over the place. I'm hoping MW3 ties up certain plot points. That airport scene was something else.

Are there any modern FPS that aren't just a bunch of scripted events like Halo and CoD seem to be? I play black ops all the time, but have never done much with the single player as it's mostly like watching a movie.

Crysis 1&2, Bioshock 1&2, Borderlands.
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Post by: Azrael on August 02, 2011, 07:31:41 PM
Was just about to say Bioshock and Borderlands (though Borderlands is really nothing but non stop shooting things and getting more powerful guns to shoot things with). It's still fun.
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Post by: Yoda on August 02, 2011, 07:33:55 PM
how is Bioshock not scripted?

Granted there's not explosive set pieces like covenant ships landing and crap
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Post by: CDFN on August 02, 2011, 08:27:02 PM
how is Bioshock not scripted?

Granted there's not explosive set pieces like covenant ships landing and crap

Not sure what you mean, you have a lot of freedom to explore and to do things at your own pace. All the areas are huge with lots of different routes, you're not being pushed towards your next objective, you can explore, search for big daddies and fight them, etc. If you're going to call everything that isn't a completely open wide area scripted than I can only suggest fallout 3 which is a rpg though it plays like a shooter. In COD you're being guided down a corridor and everything happens exactly when it's supposed to. If you're going to compare that with Bioshock or Crysis then there's really nothing I can do for you.
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Post by: Azrael on August 02, 2011, 08:31:12 PM
See, I thought his question meant more, "What FPS is there where I'm not shooting random people until a reach a cutscene, then I'm shooting more random people?" There's certainly what CDFN said, but also the game is very lacking in cutscenes. A lot of times what constitutes a cutscene is just in game stuff where you can still move around or stand and watch. It's one of the things I loved in the game, where you don't stumble upon some crazy dude doing bad stuff and listen to him talk to you about what he's doing, he sees you and starts shooting your ass.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 02, 2011, 08:32:42 PM
I played more Zenonia. I keep misclicking and buying expensive armor that I don't mean to by accident. It's annoying. At least gold is easier to get now.
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Post by: CDFN on August 02, 2011, 08:39:57 PM
See, I thought his question meant more, "What FPS is there where I'm not shooting random people until a reach a cutscene, then I'm shooting more random people?" There's certainly what CDFN said, but also the game is very lacking in cutscenes. A lot of times what constitutes a cutscene is just in game stuff where you can still move around or stand and watch. It's one of the things I loved in the game, where you don't stumble upon some crazy dude doing bad stuff and listen to him talk to you about what he's doing, he sees you and starts shooting your ass.

I was going to mention that but forgot, despite having a fantastic plot bioshock keeps the cutscenes to a minimum, you get most info from the other characters through the radio and even when they are on-screen they usually talk while you're doing something else.
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Post by: Yoda on August 02, 2011, 08:44:27 PM
Yeah I don't know what I was smoking.

Think I was just being a douche.
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Post by: Akanbe- on August 02, 2011, 11:26:26 PM
Need to finish Catherine, but also contemplating buying Bastion.  The demo was definitely fun and I want to buy it but... (http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=9888.0) .
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Post by: Aeolus on August 03, 2011, 01:19:41 AM
Playing Dragon Age 2: Legacy for review.

This is pretty crappy DLC.

Not surprising. Crappy DLC for a crappy game.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 03, 2011, 03:30:55 AM
I just beat AC2.
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Had to kill a Pope to do it, but it was still awesome.
A bit of 'what the fuck' at the end, but apparently Brotherhood has an even bigger case of WTFitis. And more of Rome.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 03, 2011, 03:31:43 AM
That's a quote, not a code. You should change it before you spoil it for anyone else.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 03, 2011, 03:38:36 AM
I did. You're too slow.
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Post by: Fadedsun on August 03, 2011, 07:16:52 AM
Finally started playing Catherine yesterday. Made it to the second stage and I love this game already. I contemplated playing on hard, but I got scared and stuck with normal.
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Post by: CDFN on August 03, 2011, 07:23:30 AM
Yeah I don't know what I was smoking.

Think I was just being a douche.

Just being yourself then

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MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

OMG Catherine just arrived in the mail, see you later bitches!!!!
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Post by: Bytor on August 03, 2011, 07:49:06 AM
Finally finished Phase 2 on Ar Tonelico, really bogged down for me with all the exploring towards end but still enjoyable game. Saiyuki is still great fun and about halfway through Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions (wanted some mindless fun).
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Post by: Yoda on August 03, 2011, 09:56:43 AM
Assassin's Creed 2 is so damn good. I've never had so much fun doing the simple collection stuff.


I think I might like it better than RDR actually. I'm not deep into the story yet... but the way John was led by the nose in RDR really set me off. What I mean about 85% of missions started w/ John approaching someone and going "Do you have ____ for me? I ain't got all damn day." Then the NPC would say, "Sure Mr Marsten! Just help me do _____ ." What a shitty way to advance a story, especially one filled w/ great characters and actors.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 03, 2011, 02:26:18 PM
Oh wait. I lied about the AC2 end.
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I didn't assassinate the Pope - I thought I was letting him die on his own since Ezio told him to rest in peace. Apparently I really did let the fucker live.
Anyway. I started AC Brotherhood. Not far in, though Desmond and the modern day crew are at the villa.

As for Ezio and Caterina... that dude is a manwhore.

EDIT:
Assassin's Creed 2 is so damn good. I've never had so much fun doing the simple collection stuff.
Oh yeah, I loved collecting shit. Only pain in the ass is the feathers. I've yet to find out what I'm collecting in Brotherhood.

As for story advancement, I found AC2 started slow, but really it had to. I love how it played out as a whole though. Right now in Brotherhood, I find it a tad disorienting when I'm in the 'modern' world - in AC2 I constantly forgot about Desmond.
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Post by: Seultoria on August 03, 2011, 08:23:36 PM
@Aeolus Thanks for all the tips. I'm used to SRPGs where I can easily beat the game with 3-4 strong characters and SRT doesn't really allow that.

---

On chapter 39 of SRTZ2. Man, the Exia is broken. I have it fully upgraded so I usually just throw Setsuna and Alto (who I also have fully upgraded) out there to take on most of the enemies.

I read on Gamefaqs that this is one of the easier SRT games. I'd have to say so since my real robots are almost unhittable (I've maxed or nearly maxed the mobility stat on quite a few real robots.)
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Post by: Wild Armor on August 03, 2011, 09:14:41 PM
At the end of Portrait of Ruin in 1:30 hours. I hardly got through the second cd of the 5 CD volume. Guess I'm going to finish up Symphony of the Night after Portrait and see if I can beat it before I run through all 5 CDs.

Very soon I'm going to play Suikoden IV. Can't wait.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 03, 2011, 09:30:09 PM
Gah! I'd forgotten how piss-poor the 360 runs the old X-box games. Given that KOTOR 2 was choppy on the Original Xbox to begin with, It's nigh unplayable on the 360.  It literally comes to a stand still during larger fights and most of the time you are staring at the (extended)load screen between areas. What a bummer:(  I must put up with it though cuz it's still a rad game.
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Post by: Nad on August 03, 2011, 09:43:44 PM
With the drought of new big releases the mid- to end-summer usually brings, I find myself going back to some old games I haven't even thought about in a while, or games that I just bought and never played (lol steam sales).

I finally fired up Dwarfs!? and man, it is a cute, addicting game. I use it to burn some time when I have nothing to do and need some filler.

Also found my PS2 games buried behind some crap on one of my bookshelves, and took Burnout 3 out for some nostalgia. It's still in my PS3, I may be getting hooked on it again.

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, I have discovered the awesomeness of the Ancient Depths deck. Blazed through Revenge mode on Planeswalker difficulty with almost no issues.

Other than that, just some random sessions of Team Fortress 2. Waiting for Deus Ex: HR and Space Marine to come out.

Edit: Oh yeah, forgot about Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. I'm around level 18, dicking around before heading to Heim.
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Post by: Eusis on August 03, 2011, 10:04:04 PM
Yeah I don't know what I was smoking.

Think I was just being a douche.

It'd actually have made some sense if directed at Crysis. Both games are more open than CoD, but not THAT wide open. IN the case of (what I played of) Crysis 2 I'd say it scales back a bit to a more HL2-like level rather than CoD's "Go here, rush through this sequence, etc." way of design.
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Post by: D-Rider on August 04, 2011, 12:52:19 AM
Someone inspired me to start replaying Assassin's Creed 2 a few days ago. :P  Roaming through the Tuscan countryside right now, getting ready to knife the fuck out of at least two priests.  I think this is my third time through, so there's absolutely no surprises in store, but the game is so well-crafted that it doesn't even matter.

Wish I could say that about the first Assassin's Creed. :P  I actually wanted to start with the first one and play them all in order, but my opinion of AC1 has gotten worse with time...and it was never all that high to begin with.  I played long enough to get do the first assassination, then promptly said fuck it. :P
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Post by: kyuusei on August 04, 2011, 12:53:44 AM
Soon I will have everyone playing an Assassin's Creed. :P
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Post by: Eusis on August 04, 2011, 01:05:00 AM
Soon I will have everyone playing an Assassin's Creed. :P

I should jump back into 2 myself, I'll never clear 1 and it's just not worth the effort like some games arguably are for the sake of story. Not with how many great alternatives there are.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 04, 2011, 01:30:46 AM
I very nearly ventured near AC1 many times to get better acquainted with Altaïr and see where all this Desmond/Abstergo modern-day crap began. I can't count how many times I've been told not to bother. Time to YouTube the event scenes - and normally I hate doing that shit.

2 on the other hand is one of the better games I've played in recent years. :P
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Post by: Dice on August 04, 2011, 01:52:34 AM
I very nearly ventured near AC1 many times to get better acquainted with Altaïr and see where all this Desmond/Abstergo modern-day crap began. I can't count how many times I've been told not to bother. Time to YouTube the event scenes - and normally I hate doing that shit.

2 on the other hand is one of the better games I've played in recent years. :P

Ass Creed is what started the bigger switch over to NA games for me.  I love that series and would give up a nipple for a hoody with a "beak" thing in it.
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Post by: Darklight on August 04, 2011, 02:19:28 AM
Well MW2 is almost done, the story lacks, what story? And forget multiplayer in Aus. Back on Nier for sure,,,,,,,
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Post by: Azrael on August 04, 2011, 02:39:22 PM
Borderlands is crazy fun. I don't care that I'm shooting at enemies that barely change in look...it's just solid fun. I'm level 19 and have a solid set of weapons, a kickass powerful revolver, a nice shotgun, and a high ammo clip combat rifle. It seems like I did most of the side quests and now have to go kill Sledge. Should be fun.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 04, 2011, 03:09:04 PM
Soon I will have everyone playing an Assassin's Creed. :P
I've never played one, and probably never will. I don't like games where you have to be sneaky. I'd rather just run around and beat the shit out of things.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on August 04, 2011, 03:20:53 PM
Just finished Nocturne, and I have to say I'm ashamed i had this game for 2 years and never played it more than 12 hours. It's probably now in my top 10 games of all time. My only problem is people severely overstate the difficulty of this game. I found it for the most part to be fairly easy. Next playthrough's gonna be on hard.

Also started DDS after i finish that it's either gonna be Devil Summoner 2, Strange Journey, Wild Arms 3, Phantom Brave or Final Fantasy Tactics. Not having a job is really helping me get caught up with my backlog.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 04, 2011, 04:52:33 PM
Soon I will have everyone playing an Assassin's Creed. :P
I've never played one, and probably never will. I don't like games where you have to be sneaky. I'd rather just run around and beat the shit out of things.
Despite what you hear, Assassin's Creed isn't all stealth like, say, Metal Gear Solid. You can approach missions however you want for the most part, but a few missions require you to be completely sneaky. When I have the choice I'm typically just violent, although I haven't had much trouble with the stealth-only ones. ASSASSINATIONS ARE FUN.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 04, 2011, 09:27:35 PM
Final Fantasy Tactics is really good. Worth the $16 so far.

I played the puzzles in Catherine for a friend of mine so she could see the story. Does that count as a second playthrough?
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Post by: Bytor on August 04, 2011, 11:02:11 PM
So, just finished 999...got the Bad Ending...DAMN.
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Post by: Tomara on August 05, 2011, 09:37:12 AM
Well, most of the endings are bad, so...

Anyway, still playing Wild Arms 5 and I'm about 20 hours in. Gameplay is as fun as ever, but this game brings out the worst in English voice actors...
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Post by: kyuusei on August 05, 2011, 01:46:25 PM
So, just finished 999...got the Bad Ending...DAMN.

I think you need at least one bad ending before you get any of the good ones. I ended up getting ALL three bad endings first.

Got to sequence 3 in AC Brotherhood. Was doing well with full synchs and now, not so much. One because they wanted me to do a dungeon in eight minutes. Another because I fell in the water.

Already took down 5-6 Borgia towers. There's SO MUCH to do in this game already, but Rome wasn't (re)built in a day...

Also I just helped my mother and sister start to run a brothel.
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Post by: Fadedsun on August 05, 2011, 06:08:17 PM
On stage 3-2 in Catherine and the difficulty just hit me. I lost most of my retries. Now I'm down to a pitiful one :(
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Post by: Yoda on August 05, 2011, 09:44:00 PM
Been playing Ys: Oath on the train and at lunch.

So fucking fun, and the great retro soundtrack options blow me away. It sounds like a genesis on steroids.
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Post by: Dice on August 06, 2011, 01:52:22 PM
I snagged a copy of Zelda: The Minish Cap on amazon.  Pretty cool game, love the graphics (Capcom + 2D = wowie zowie).  Main complaints: bad direction for where to go, it's easy to miss vital things.  Also, Link walks way slow.

Also, I was working on some logo's, and the FF7 OST came up... so I got some serious jones to replay it, picked it up on the PSN network.  The plan is to avoid cross-breeding brother and sister and mother choco's... Knights of the Round makes the game a serious drag last time I played it.
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 06, 2011, 03:01:43 PM


Also, I was working on some logo's, and the FF7 OST came up... so I got some serious jones to replay it, picked it up on the PSN network.  The plan is to avoid cross-breeding brother and sister and mother choco's... Knights of the Round makes the game a serious drag last time I played it.

Incest is the only way Dice. THE ONLY WAY.
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Post by: Dice on August 06, 2011, 04:32:25 PM


Also, I was working on some logo's, and the FF7 OST came up... so I got some serious jones to replay it, picked it up on the PSN network.  The plan is to avoid cross-breeding brother and sister and mother choco's... Knights of the Round makes the game a serious drag last time I played it.

Incest is the only way Dice. THE ONLY WAY.

I just finished reading a book... the plot twist revealed incest and it's many horrors..... I can't...do this..... T~T *cry*
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 06, 2011, 04:35:40 PM


Also, I was working on some logo's, and the FF7 OST came up... so I got some serious jones to replay it, picked it up on the PSN network.  The plan is to avoid cross-breeding brother and sister and mother choco's... Knights of the Round makes the game a serious drag last time I played it.

Incest is the only way Dice. THE ONLY WAY.

I just finished reading a book... the plot twist revealed incest and it's many horrors..... I can't...do this..... T~T *cry*

You will NEVER be a true Pokemon breeder!

Erm...I mean, chocobo breeder.
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Post by: Annubis on August 06, 2011, 04:48:31 PM


Also, I was working on some logo's, and the FF7 OST came up... so I got some serious jones to replay it, picked it up on the PSN network.  The plan is to avoid cross-breeding brother and sister and mother choco's... Knights of the Round makes the game a serious drag last time I played it.

Incest is the only way Dice. THE ONLY WAY.

I just finished reading a book... the plot twist revealed incest and it's many horrors..... I can't...do this..... T~T *cry*

http://www.danielchiang.com/Pics/Cool/VGCats_Chocobos.jpg
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Post by: Dice on August 06, 2011, 04:58:21 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Valkyrie963/39-IncestBreeding.jpg)
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 06, 2011, 05:18:16 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Valkyrie963/39-IncestBreeding.jpg)

Did you just draw that? XD

You're good.
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Post by: CDFN on August 06, 2011, 08:08:23 PM
Catherine final boss. He'll have to wait till tomorrow though.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 06, 2011, 08:11:10 PM
Catherine final boss. He'll have to wait till tomorrow though.

That's too bad. He's the best boss that isn't the ice stage one and the one with the theme that sounds like a Mother song.

Played more Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions. The Job System feels a little underexplained/ unbalanced, but it's an overall fun game so far. My Black Mage dies too easily though; I wonder if switching him to a White Mage would be better.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 06, 2011, 08:21:37 PM
I just finished reading a book... the plot twist revealed incest and it's many horrors..... I can't...do this..... T~T *cry*
Sounds like most VC Andrews books.

Still in sequence 3 of AC Brotherhood. Still have not tried multiplayer, still taking down Borgia towers. I need some serious game time.
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Post by: D-Rider on August 06, 2011, 08:58:05 PM
I read John's review of the new New Vegas DLC this morning, and promptly realized that I was way the fuck behind in getting any DLC for that game.  I'm fixing that as we speak. :P  I need to figure out a decent build.  Still haven't done a melee/unarmed character yet, but Fallout has always been about giant fuckoff guns blasting heads apart so that's not likely. :P
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Post by: Eusis on August 06, 2011, 09:42:13 PM
I read John's review of the new New Vegas DLC this morning, and promptly realized that I was way the fuck behind in getting any DLC for that game.  I'm fixing that as we speak. :P

If you have this on PC... uhhh, I'm suspecting you should've started fixing that tomorrow, hear there'll be a Fallout sale then, and Steam usually discounts the DLC with the games.
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Post by: D-Rider on August 06, 2011, 10:15:00 PM
I read John's review of the new New Vegas DLC this morning, and promptly realized that I was way the fuck behind in getting any DLC for that game.  I'm fixing that as we speak. :P

If you have this on PC... uhhh, I'm suspecting you should've started fixing that tomorrow, hear there'll be a Fallout sale then, and Steam usually discounts the DLC with the games.

The DLC was already 25% off.  That's good enough. :P
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Post by: Aeolus on August 07, 2011, 02:05:10 AM
I snagged a copy of Zelda: The Minish Cap on amazon.  Pretty cool game, love the graphics (Capcom + 2D = wowie zowie).  Main complaints: bad direction for where to go, it's easy to miss vital things.  Also, Link walks way slow.

Bad direction? Minish Cap is the most on-rails Zelda game ever made (well, barring Spirit Tracks which literally involved train tracks). Though I will concede the fact that its easy to miss things to the point where its the only Zelda to feature a perma-missable upgrade (and a bug that can lock out a second item or shop, though I think it only applies to the PALand version).

Also if Link were any faster, he'd be able to roll dash from one end of Hyrule to the other in under five minutes.
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Post by: Eusis on August 07, 2011, 02:11:22 AM
I read John's review of the new New Vegas DLC this morning, and promptly realized that I was way the fuck behind in getting any DLC for that game.  I'm fixing that as we speak. :P

If you have this on PC... uhhh, I'm suspecting you should've started fixing that tomorrow, hear there'll be a Fallout sale then, and Steam usually discounts the DLC with the games.

The DLC was already 25% off.  That's good enough. :P

It's certainly better than buying at full price then having a half off sale just a few weeks later at least. That's happened with me and deciding to finally go nuts with ME2 DLC.
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Post by: Prime Mover on August 07, 2011, 02:34:03 PM
Bad direction? Minish Cap is the most on-rails Zelda game ever made (well, barring Spirit Tracks which literally involved train tracks). Though I will concede the fact that its easy to miss things to the point where its the only Zelda to feature a perma-missable upgrade (and a bug that can lock out a second item or shop, though I think it only applies to the PALand version).

Also if Link were any faster, he'd be able to roll dash from one end of Hyrule to the other in under five minutes.

Whatever, it's still one of the greatest 2D zeldas (including DS releases) made. I loved it and thought it was an instantly worthy successor to the Zelda franchise.
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Post by: Yoda on August 07, 2011, 07:58:43 PM
I just got to Venice in ASS2

The variety in the cities and locations you go to is very nice. It also looks downright beautiful. I turned off most of the HUD except for the map and health, it seems to have improved visuals slightly but I could be imagining things.

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Post by: Dice on August 07, 2011, 08:28:30 PM
Bad direction? Minish Cap is the most on-rails Zelda game ever made (well, barring Spirit Tracks which literally involved train tracks). Though I will concede the fact that its easy to miss things to the point where its the only Zelda to feature a perma-missable upgrade (and a bug that can lock out a second item or shop, though I think it only applies to the PALand version).

Also if Link were any faster, he'd be able to roll dash from one end of Hyrule to the other in under five minutes.

Whatever, it's still one of the greatest 2D zeldas (including DS releases) made. I loved it and thought it was an instantly worthy successor to the Zelda franchise.

Haha I meant it's just not that good with hints, actual "direction".

I am loving this game though.
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Post by: Bytor on August 07, 2011, 08:32:09 PM
Finished Ar Tonelico, really fun game but I felt that the first half was basically a graphic novel and the second half a dungeon crawler, could have used a little more balance. Still working through Saiyuki on PSX, just started Romancing SaGa on PS2 and about 2/3 way through Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions on PS3. Decided to relax and play Summon Nights: Twin Age on DS and still playing Persona on PSP. off work next two days, time to grind!
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Post by: kyuusei on August 07, 2011, 08:39:06 PM
I just got to Venice in ASS2

The variety in the cities and locations you go to is very nice. It also looks downright beautiful. I turned off most of the HUD except for the map and health, it seems to have improved visuals slightly but I could be imagining things.

The AC games are making me love renaissance Italy. I love how they build these big, explorable cities with all the detail - it's partly why I love collecting shit so much, methinks.

I am in sequence 4 of ACB. Still taking down Borgia towers/rebuilding Rome, now I'm off to save Caterina's slutty ass. :P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 07, 2011, 11:46:18 PM
I checked out the demo for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet today and summer arcade is 3 for 3 now with another solid game. I plan on purchasing it later in the week. It really does smack of Super Metroid and the presentation is fantastic.
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Post by: Darklight on August 08, 2011, 03:23:29 AM
Wow Kaine is a total Bitch, at 1st. For the 1st time in ages, i've visited gamefaqs for the fishing guide
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Post by: Wild Armor on August 08, 2011, 03:37:51 PM
Finished Symphony of the Night.

Only thing left is Suikoden IV.
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Post by: Darklight on August 09, 2011, 02:47:26 AM
Wow, I was fishing on the wrong beach. Nier is turning out alright
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Post by: CDFN on August 09, 2011, 07:40:36 AM
Wow, I was fishing on the wrong beach. Nier is turning out alright

lol

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/03/nier-review-fail/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/03/nier-review-fail/)
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Post by: kyuusei on August 09, 2011, 11:16:49 AM
Got to sequence 5 of AC Brotherhood. Full synchs are getting slightly more annoying even if I got the last one without realizing it. Took down two of Leonardo's war machines. I'm still liking rebuilding Rome.
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Post by: Seultoria on August 09, 2011, 01:12:57 PM
Finished ch 45 in SRT Z2.

I'm in ch 1 in Disgaea 4.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on August 09, 2011, 04:07:20 PM
Got a 3DS last saturday for the free games, and have been playing it for the past 8 or 9 days now. Mostly just playing the various DSiWare games I got, including Trajectile, Starship Defense, Mighty Milky Way, and Tetris. I have made a lot of progress in Pilotwings Resort, however, I'm halfway through, and I've reached the point where trying to get 3 stars is driving me literally insane. I think I'll stop after the silver missions are done.
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Post by: Yoda on August 09, 2011, 06:07:39 PM
GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKER


So I lost my save file AGAIN in assassins creed 2. This time I'm not starting over, I don't care how much I love the game. The killer was just the other day I was going to backup the file and didn't

I have no fucking clue why this is happening but it's goddamn aggravating. It doesn't seem to be happening to any other game on my 360
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 09, 2011, 10:01:41 PM
I've read that Muramasa for the Wii is a sequel of Odin Sphere, but how much of a sequel really is?
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Post by: Aeolus on August 09, 2011, 10:09:14 PM
^It's made by the same people. That is all.


Bad direction? Minish Cap is the most on-rails Zelda game ever made (well, barring Spirit Tracks which literally involved train tracks). Though I will concede the fact that its easy to miss things to the point where its the only Zelda to feature a perma-missable upgrade (and a bug that can lock out a second item or shop, though I think it only applies to the PALand version).

Also if Link were any faster, he'd be able to roll dash from one end of Hyrule to the other in under five minutes.

Whatever, it's still one of the greatest 2D zeldas (including DS releases) made. I loved it and thought it was an instantly worthy successor to the Zelda franchise.

Haha I meant it's just not that good with hints, actual "direction".

I am loving this game though.

I'm not saying that the game isn't Zelda quality, but that its much more linear (due to its shortness) than the usual Zelda game. There's also a number of tedious puzzles and sidequests that causes the game to drag at points (like the top of the mountain or the clouds section).

That said, the copy image puzzles were fairly neat and the last two dungeons' bosses were actually fairly good fights. The tools were pretty okay too, if a bit limited.
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Post by: Darklight on August 09, 2011, 10:11:18 PM
Wow, I was fishing on the wrong beach. Nier is turning out alright

lol

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/03/nier-review-fail/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/03/nier-review-fail/)


I spent an hour there collecting buckets, this is a weird an wonderful rpg though. Kaine is my sidekick now and the "I'm your grandmother" scene lifted my spirits.
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Post by: Yoda on August 10, 2011, 12:18:32 AM
I'm fucking torn. I want to finish Ass Creed 2 but I don't want to start over again. I was pretty far and had done a ton of collecting and side stuff.

So pissed. So very fucking pissed.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 10, 2011, 12:23:44 AM
I'm fucking torn. I want to finish Ass Creed 2 but I don't want to start over again. I was pretty far and had done a ton of collecting and side stuff.

So pissed. So very fucking pissed.
I don't blame you for stopping, but at the same time, AC2 basically became one of my favourite games. If it happened both times, and not to any other games, is it cheap to get another copy? Or a PS3/PC version? (The PS3 version froze on me twice but I never lost save data.)

Do you think you could go through all that again though? Hell, do you plan on playing Brotherhood?
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Post by: Yoda on August 10, 2011, 12:48:17 AM
I don't think it has anything to do w/ the disk, I do an install. It has to do with the automatic save I think. It's possible I might've quit the game when it was updating but I doubt it. The 1st time it happened it gave me an error when it did a checkpoint save and then the file was gone when I came back.


I'll probably just do a quick main story playthrough w/ the glyphs. I really like the setting and story. You really feel like you're getting to the bottom of something.

I fully plan on getting brotherhood and revelations at some point.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 10, 2011, 01:58:12 AM
Delete it and re-install? I dunno. I don't have a 360, so I'm out of ideas.

Brotherhood, especially in the beginning, will make more sense when you've beaten 2.
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Post by: Eusis on August 10, 2011, 05:13:50 AM
This is a bit late, but...

I've read that Muramasa for the Wii is a sequel of Odin Sphere, but how much of a sequel really is?

Whoever said that is an idiot (or you just misinterpreted it, whatever.) Like Aeolus said they're just made by the same people.
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Post by: CDFN on August 10, 2011, 06:04:53 AM
I'm fucking torn. I want to finish Ass Creed 2 but I don't want to start over again. I was pretty far and had done a ton of collecting and side stuff.

So pissed. So very fucking pissed.

Have you tried looking for save files online?
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 10, 2011, 06:34:22 AM
@Aeolus & Eusis: Thanks! For a moment I thought that I missed something, but it seemed kinda weird since it didn't really make sense so I had to ask.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on August 10, 2011, 07:00:25 PM
I've beaten Sequence 6 of AC Brotherhood. I've taken down most Borgia towers and renovated like 90% of the shops and about half of the aqueduct thing. I just need to, you know, buy more landmarks.

I've actually got a whole bunch of assassins at level 4, I'm using the brotherhood a hell of a lot more than I thought I would. Since ACB is apparently just 9 sequences, (I don't know how much of the game is going to be spent as Desmond however, plus I need to buy the Da Vinci Disappearance DLC), I might just mess around and try to finish side-memories (Cristina), glyphs, renovations and the like before really getting into Sequence 7's memories. Think I got all of Leonardo's machines.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 11, 2011, 09:38:48 AM
Since Assassin's Creed hates my ass I booted up Demon's Souls for the first time in a few weeks. I was at the entry to the 1st boss of Latria Tower and I put down a blue stone...or I thought. I guess I actually put down a black stone? Because I was summoned as a black phantom and ended up in a room w/ some creepy guy and a bunch of chairs and I had a funny hat. Well I was in the room for a few seconds and then it said the guy I was hunting died.

I have no idea what happened.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on August 11, 2011, 11:49:05 AM
Since Assassin's Creed hates my ass I booted up Demon's Souls for the first time in a few weeks. I was at the entry to the 1st boss of Latria Tower and I put down a blue stone...or I thought. I guess I actually put down a black stone? Because I was summoned as a black phantom and ended up in a room w/ some creepy guy and a bunch of chairs and I had a funny hat. Well I was in the room for a few seconds and then it said the guy I was hunting died.

I have no idea what happened.

You were summoned to be the boss of world 3 in someone else's game. The person died before reaching you though.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Wild Armor on August 11, 2011, 09:29:44 PM
Remembered that I haven't beaten Sands of Destruction. Playing through that. I got lost in the prison and ended up maxing out some of my attack and chained my 3 normal flurries. I am unbeatable because of unintentional grinding. Commence Easy Mode.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on August 12, 2011, 03:22:40 PM
I don't want to say too much, but wow, Xenoblade is an awesome game. It's a bit like the Matrix, but set on two gigantic dead gods with Monster Hunter-like ecosystems instead of boring tunnels/the nineties and everyone speaks British English. It has bullet-time with swords. Kinda. Played for eight hours with only a few breaks and I still want more.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Adapheon on August 12, 2011, 03:57:05 PM
I just got back into playing my DS. Been playing Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes and I absolutely love this game, been ignoring pretty much everything else to play it. I just finished the second scenario so I really have no idea how much more is left.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 12, 2011, 04:36:04 PM
Played an hour and a half of Fallout 3. The sudden freedom is dizzying, but the combat's fun. The whole VATS thing is almost like a turn-based shooter. It's really weird in practice, but I love it; makes things a hell of a lot more strategic and makes me think instead of pulling the trigger randomly.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on August 12, 2011, 05:13:30 PM
Still fucking around in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, buying up shit, beating up Templars, sending out assassins.. and uh reliving Cristina memories.

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I love how Ezio finds out she's engaged, saves the fiance's ass, almost kills him anyway, goes back, makes out with her then tells her the guy'll be a good husband. No wonder Cristina was like WTF. :P
The bomber mission sucked.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 12, 2011, 11:17:38 PM
Killed Fool's Idol in Demon's Souls earlier today. That was a fun battle. Then someone invaded my world and I fell off a bridge.

I made it pretty far in 3-2 but got killed by the black phantom mindflayer. I can usually kill the regular Mind Flaer in two hits. This one had a bit left after 3 and he did his paralysis move and that was it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: DPB on August 13, 2011, 11:17:00 AM
Finished the Dead Money DLC for Fallout New Vegas, and I didn't really enjoy it all, I'd say it has the worst gameplay I've encountered in any Fallout game, and excluding the DLC for Fallout 3 and NV, I've played them all. Being exploded by near-invisible speakers or chopped up by bear traps every 30 seconds is not fun.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Annubis on August 13, 2011, 02:49:34 PM
Still in my retro mode. I'm re-installing Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate SotC, Baldur's Gate 2 & Baldur's Gate ToB.
This will probably be my last run of BG so I'm looking to do the whole adventure.
I'm using this BiG World installer for mods and it seems pretty awesome.
Now where am I going to find the 200 hours to do all this........... *sight*

How was Icewind Dale? That one I never played.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on August 13, 2011, 03:16:50 PM
I liked Icewind Dale a lot, but I think Baldur's Gate outshines it in so many ways that it's hard to go back and play it after playing BG.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: DPB on August 13, 2011, 03:25:20 PM
IWD is okay, but it's very combat heavy and repetitive and there are no companions at all. You create you own party, which once the novelty wears off ends up feeling very lonely. I liked the expansions (Heart of Winter and and the download-only Trials of the Luremaster) more than the original campaign. On the plus side it does have some amazing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3f9MOr_7wg) music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K7dfP3QlS4&feature=related), as good as Jeremy Soule has ever done.
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Post by: Dincrest on August 13, 2011, 07:33:38 PM
A few indie demos I tried out:

I tried out the demo for X-Note, and indie flash-based otome game by Zeiva.  Not bad.  http://zeiva.net/

I also tried out the demo for Planet Stronghold and really dug that: http://www.planetstronghold.com

But perhaps my favorite demo I tried was for Alpha Kimori http://www.alphakimori.com  It doesn't even look like an RPGM game.  The sprites and tiles are really unique.  I'd say it and Rainblood are the best looking RPGM games I've played. 
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 14, 2011, 11:24:22 AM
Played some we love katamari last night w/ +1. She loved it :)

Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: DPB on August 14, 2011, 11:26:18 AM
Having finished Honest Hearts, I'm still not impressed by the Fallout NV DLC. It wasn't terrible, it just felt rather bland and uninspired, there was very little interesting to see and the characters were a bit flat. The most disappointing part of it was an NPC who didn't live up to the legend at all. At least it wasn't actively annoying like Dead Money though.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: MeshGearFox on August 15, 2011, 12:24:09 AM
Wild Arms 2: Resumed from the prison island, played up to just past the first Devil Tower.

Betrayal at Krondor: Played for about an hour today. Still in chapter 1.
right]SimIsle: Finished the deforestation mission, failing at Buyout Repeatedly. Pretty sure I need to get more skilled labor from my cities. Not fully sure how to do that. Might need to evolve towns up or something.
Might and Magic 8: In the mausoleum in the desert. Tried to take out hornets and failed. Playing as a minotaur.

Outpost 2: On the third Plymouth (?) campaign mission. I am not fully sure how to breed more children.
FF8+Hard Mod: Just finished the second Laguna bit.
Legend of Mana: Doing the first Larc mission; just finished Teatime of Danger. Forgot how to get The Tower of Lieres.
Chrono Cross: Got the boat upgraded; can head to Terra Tower now. Finally found Viper's L7 tech.

Aquanaut's Holiday 2: Got five of the six oceans open up. Despite having some really cool moments I think I liked the original better. This one feels smaller, since the oceans are divided up the way they are.

Might and Magic 6: Did the Silver Helms dungeon. I think I need Waterwalking to continue.[/right]
SimEarth: I think I got non-bacterial sea creatures to evolve in the SNES version. It looks likethe first scenario is bugged since Aquaria world has no continental drift and wouldn't form landmasses naturally. Bummer.

additional intent was playing tales of symphony and unlimited saga, maybe dick around in morrowind some. job take up a lot of time. i havent seen that homeless guy that hangs around by krogers in weeks.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on August 15, 2011, 09:14:23 AM
I just got the Beastmark in Radiant Historia this weekend. I might play more tonight.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 15, 2011, 12:15:02 PM
Playing Demon's Souls and messing up is like bombing an exam.

You usually make one dumb mistake, then things snowball into a cavalcade of hilarious and horrible choices


I beat Maneater, fucking hard, then couldn't get passed the two mindflayer black phantoms before old monk. I'm going to try that later. 
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on August 15, 2011, 02:29:26 PM
Xenoblade is still a lot of fun, though I'm getting a bit tired of those Nopons. Remember the Chu chus from Xenogears? They're kinda like that...
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on August 15, 2011, 05:06:50 PM
Just finished the Vice Desk in LA Noire. I really do love this game.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 15, 2011, 09:58:31 PM
beat the adjudicator in Demon's Souls. First boss I beat on one life besides Phalanx.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on August 15, 2011, 10:37:26 PM
So I have decided Summon Night: Twin Age must have the highest difficulty curve of boss vs regular enemies I've ever seen!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 15, 2011, 10:55:49 PM
Fallout 3 is so much fun to explore. I just got a house deed in Megaton and found Arefu (I think that's the name). Conserving ammo is annoying. I had to kill two armored crab-thingies with a base ball bat because of it.
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Post by: Darklight on August 15, 2011, 10:57:12 PM
Kaine is much more fun in stone, This games biggest flaw is the lack of save points vs the scenes/battles that go for eons. I mean you're ready to go to bed, have a break or whatever, and the nearest save point is an hour away.

Ghey
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 15, 2011, 11:21:12 PM
Fallout 3 is so much fun to explore. I just got a house deed in Megaton and found Arefu (I think that's the name). Conserving ammo is annoying. I had to kill two armored crab-thingies with a base ball bat because of it.

I'm glad you like it, I hated the game at first because of the lack of ammo (and I got trounced by fire ants).

2nd time I tried playing it I was more successful and have since put in about 100 hours. As for the ammo/weapons there's a turning point where you get that right weapon you like and become a wrecking machine.

I recommend Oblivion if you're going for games you can get on the cheap and put buku hours into. Both games are similar in the fact that the worlds/side quests are incredible, blowing away the main game.

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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 15, 2011, 11:54:08 PM
I recommend Oblivion if you're going for games you can get on the cheap and put buku hours into. Both games are similar in the fact that the worlds/side quests are incredible, blowing away the main game.

I own and played it for 5 hours and just couldn't stand it. Oblivion just never really clicked with me. I think Skyrim might, just because of the magic stuff.

I keep finding these shooters and saying to myself, I hate this genre, but this* is good.

*this = Half Life 2, Portal 1/2, Fallout 3, Mass Effect
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Wild Armor on August 16, 2011, 12:55:25 AM
Probably the halfway point for me for Sands of Destruction.

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got to pull a Chrono Trigger for Kyrie
Leveling up way too much because of high Random Encounter rate.
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Post by: Aeolus on August 16, 2011, 01:34:09 AM
^Nice avatar/post combo there chief.


Xenoblade is still a lot of fun, though I'm getting a bit tired of those Nopons. Remember the Chu chus from Xenogears? They're kinda like that...

Is one of them crucified on a giant cross along with the rest of your party's giant robots? If not then they're nothing like the Chu-chu.


That said, Ultima Exodus. Christ, can't get anywhere without getting horribly murdered. Whoever had the bright idea to tie stat gains to shrines located in the boondocks of an alternate world which you can't get to without increasing enemy encounter levels until ships appear should be drugged out into the street and shot.

Also Moongates suck.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 16, 2011, 02:27:12 AM
Beat the king and dragon at the end of world 1 in Demon's Souls.

Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on August 16, 2011, 02:49:15 AM
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Is one of them crucified on a giant cross along with the rest of your party's giant robots? If not then they're nothing like the Chu-chu.

They also don't have hot sexy Chu Chu orgies, thank god, but I think I've met one who might be into that. Also, he joins the team, hooray...
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 16, 2011, 02:53:19 AM
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Is one of them crucified on a giant cross along with the rest of your party's giant robots? If not then they're nothing like the Chu-chu.

They also don't have hot sexy Chu Chu orgies, thank god, but I think I've met one who might be into that. Also, he joins the team, hooray...

Hot Chu-Chu orgies?

(http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/9/91/Chuchu.png)

AWW YEAH

This game needs to come to my shore. Or I need to import it. Whichever has the largest chance of happening first.
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Post by: Annubis on August 16, 2011, 10:11:41 AM
hot sexy Chu Chu orgies

And now I will forever think differently of the game named "ChuChu Rocket".
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: DPB on August 16, 2011, 10:52:48 AM
Old World Blues is so much better than the other New Vegas DLC that it almost seems like it's made by another development team. Best DLC (or for that matter, expansion) Ever.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 16, 2011, 11:13:37 AM
need 3 chunks of fucking dragonstone
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on August 16, 2011, 02:16:50 PM
Wild Arms 5, on my way to the fifth tower. I don't know how it happened, but Greg turned into an amazing magic user. He's doing atleast 5x as much damage as my second strongest character and he isn't made out of paper.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darilon on August 16, 2011, 05:05:29 PM
Started playing Inazuma Eleven. I am having a blast with it and have reached what appear to be the last team. It is a great blend between a soccer game and an rpg. It is really messed up in certain areas though.

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One kid fakes his own death when he learns he will be unable to play soccer. The main villain of the game ordered a players little sister to be run over when his opponents refused his bribe. That is pretty much just scratching the surface and it seems way over the top when you are managing a team of 14 year olds.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Wild Armor on August 16, 2011, 06:54:32 PM
^Nice avatar/post combo there chief.

I wonder if anyone else caught it ;)
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on August 16, 2011, 11:11:26 PM
Finished MW1 and MW2 on Veteran level and now playing online with both, learnt to dislike quickscopers. Released the beast in the library in Nier which is now dead forever, I am assuming this boss is a spoiler as to what happens to Kaine? idk, still fun
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on August 17, 2011, 12:53:24 AM
I found out months ago that MW1 online was filled with hackers still anyway. MW2, they tried to get rid of them recently but I was actually liking World at War's multiplayer more anyway. Weird I know.

Still messing around in ACB. Since when did I decide Subject16's freaky-ass glyphs were a good idea?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 17, 2011, 10:46:30 PM
akanbe and I beat portal 2 co-op. Some real good puzzles there and a great co-op.

We'll probably go back in and achievement whore it up
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 17, 2011, 10:51:50 PM
Played more Fallout 3. I am really enjoying this, but it just does not feel like an RPG at all.

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And that Minefield mission was really annoying. Not only did you have to dodge landmines, you had to dodge a practically unkillable sniper? Took me 30 minutes too long to do this quest.
I also restarted Knights in the Nightmare. I couldn't remember why I was doing anything in the story so I figured I might as well restart. I rage quit after winning the battle in one turn. I wanted to recruit that knight.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on August 17, 2011, 11:03:49 PM
Tried Fallout 3. Didn't really like it. Maybe if I gave it more time it may have grown on me, but I think I'm going to sell it. Also going to sell Catherine. It was cool, but it just didn't hold my interest enough. Going to use all that toward Deus Ex. Just finished the second Arson case in LA Noire. I've thoroughly enjoyed every moment in this game. I really hope there are more games like this, maybe a bit more streamlined and open as far as methods for solving cases. I've kind of burnt out on FFXIII. Maybe it was just Chapter 11, but honestly the "openness" wasn't for me and it took way to long to get through. I don't care how optional those missions are, it really feels like they were mandatory. I can't imagine having gotten as far in the Crystarium as I did without hunting all the missions. In the beginning of Chapter 12 (which had a really ridiculous opening action scene) and I'm hoping that Chapters 12-13 are as fast paced as the other chapters and I can finish it before school starts/I get Deus Ex.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on August 18, 2011, 08:21:28 AM
Wild Arms 5. Almost done! Aside from a few puzzles, this game was really a lot of fun. It was also incredibly cheesy, like an anime from the eighties (late seventies?) kinda way. The last few hours provided enough cheese to feed a Dutch village for a year.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on August 18, 2011, 09:17:48 AM
I reached chapter 5 in the Alternate History in Radiant Historia. At this point, I pretty much only fight if I have to.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on August 18, 2011, 11:18:34 AM
Got all but one of Subject16's puzzles in ACB. I have 12 recruits and they're all level 7... Yeah I send them out a LOT.

Now sequence 8. Do I get to raise hell at Vatican City? Awesome.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 18, 2011, 11:27:25 AM
Taking a break in Demon's Souls to play LA Noire. Game rules
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on August 18, 2011, 11:29:57 AM
Got the day off and decided to see if I can blast through FFXIII. After an hour I'm mostly done with Chapter 12 and actually got the hang of this upgrade system and have some decent weapons for my main party: Lightning, Sazh, Vanille. I think I can be done by tonight if I actually spend the day in front of the xbox.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Adapheon on August 18, 2011, 11:39:56 AM
Finished Might and Magic Clash of Heroes the other day. Definitely a solid game. I think the story could have used a lot more fleshing out but the game mechanics are utterly solid and the last boss was at least a pretty decent challenge. Not sure what game I'll be looking to play on my DS next so I've just been plugging away at Picross as it's been around for awhile and I just put it aside after Picross 3d took over my life a year and a half ago.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on August 18, 2011, 12:51:09 PM
Beat the shit out of a long-haired pretty boy and saved Filgaia. Whoever wrote those scenes leading up to the final battles was five years old or on a massive sugar high. Or both. Probably both. Not that I'm complaining. It's nice to be immature once in a while, especially if it involves robots and rocket punches. Oh and the monowheels final moments? At first I didn't know if I should facepalm or cheer, but in the end is was awesomely ridiculous.

Now I feel like eating brightly coloured breakfastcereal (no milk, no spoon) and watching Transformers.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on August 18, 2011, 12:57:32 PM
Definitely not beating FFXIII today. The difficulty spikes with some bosses are just too freaking extreme. Fighting The Proudclad in Chapter 12 and I'm this close to breaking my controller. This is freaking last boss level fighting. Over 3 million HP, which takes an asslong time to hack away at. Then he fully heals halfway through the battle and becomes even more powerful. What kind of BS is this. There are too many cheap as fuck bosses in this game. And honestly the story took such a nosedive from Chapter 11 I'm finding little motivation to finish other than the fact I've gotten so far.

Edit:

I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I'm THIS close to calling it quits on this game. It's really pissing me off how crazy hard the game has gotten. Forget that last boss, these freaking regular fights are destroying me. It doesn't matter what strategy I use, one hit from any of these enemies kills me. I know I'm not too weak because all my characters are pretty much maxed on primary roles and a few have some progress on secondaries, but I get in to battle and bam, I'm done before I've managed to press a button. WTF? And what's crazy is I know I'm close to done and want to just finish, but if I can't even make it through this fucking hallway...guh...
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on August 19, 2011, 04:36:16 AM
ACB...

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Lucy. :(
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on August 19, 2011, 09:07:16 AM
I leveled some of my party up in the AH in RH.
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Post by: daschrier on August 19, 2011, 10:59:01 AM
I found out months ago that MW1 online was filled with hackers still anyway. MW2, they tried to get rid of them recently but I was actually liking World at War's multiplayer more anyway. Weird I know.

Still messing around in ACB. Since when did I decide Subject16's freaky-ass glyphs were a good idea?


Getting sick of Black Ops and wanted to pick up MW2 as I've heard the online experience is more solid, less crazy hit detection issues and such. However the game is still quite pricey considering both Battfield 3 and MW3 are just around the corner.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on August 19, 2011, 06:36:11 PM
I found out months ago that MW1 online was filled with hackers still anyway. MW2, they tried to get rid of them recently but I was actually liking World at War's multiplayer more anyway. Weird I know.

Still messing around in ACB. Since when did I decide Subject16's freaky-ass glyphs were a good idea?


Getting sick of Black Ops and wanted to pick up MW2 as I've heard the online experience is more solid, less crazy hit detection issues and such. However the game is still quite pricey considering both Battfield 3 and MW3 are just around the corner.

MW2 is still quite playable online, get it second hand if you can. There's plenty of campers to drop frag grenades on,, also, IW is keeping quickscoping im MW3 which is turning people away. With Mw1, i'd say about 1 out of 5 games end up hacker free
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on August 19, 2011, 06:43:43 PM
You want campers put Black Ops back in. It wasn't why I got tired of Black Ops I just went on to other games more of less.

The thing I liked in MW2 most was the spec ops missions. I had the most fun with those because there's quite the variety of challenge there. You can do solo, splitscreen or online co-op. It's the same thing that I'm looking forward to most in MW3 actually, since I don't think I'll stick with the MP for too long myself.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on August 20, 2011, 03:21:58 AM
Finished the Da Vinci DLC. Interesting that Ezio knew the room in the end wasn't meant for him. I don't think I missed much in Brotherhood other than full syncs and Cristina memories.

In the end I generally favour AC2 over Brotherhood. Being in different cities and ones that were more interesting was one reason - no offense to Rome. :P Plot advancement was .. better. Although I liked the quick executions and having other assassins, even if it made things too easy sometimes.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on August 20, 2011, 06:31:33 AM
Trying to platinum No More Heroes Hero's paradise, and also playing Devil Summoner 2.
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Post by: Tomara on August 20, 2011, 12:27:44 PM
I want to throw Riki off the Bionis. Actually, I kind have done so already. Made him the first party member, found a nice spot on the Bionis' leg and jumped. Even got an achievement for it.
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Post by: Akanbe- on August 20, 2011, 05:22:09 PM
Trails in the Sky, getting near the end and close to the final mission.  Two things.

Apparently getting the ultimate weapon requires you to collect freakin' novels throughout the game, and then trade them to some shopkeeper.  How stupid is that shit?  "Oh hey, I see you have the whole collection of some stupid book series.  Would you be interested in trading those for a weapon of untold power?"

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I just finished the Royal Erbe Village rescue and saved as soon as I went into town with my split party.
I have a TON of money. Should I buy armor extra armor pieces for anyone to possibly join or just make a
ton of food before I start the next area?  I also have a ton of sepith that I could make some new stuff.
Evade +3 sounds tempting if I want to blow 800 wind sepith.

I also wonder what carries over to the second game.  All this stuff might become useless.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dice on August 21, 2011, 03:25:10 AM
Took a chance on El Shaddai after the "glorious" reviews it got.  I'm luvin' it. :D
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 21, 2011, 03:27:29 AM
Took a chance on El Shaddai after the "glorious" reviews it got.  I'm luvin' it. :D

I'll probably be playing this soon. Glad to hear it's good.

Tried to do Knights in the Nightmare again. The battery ran out before I could save after that first battle. I was a little annoyed to say the least.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 21, 2011, 10:31:09 AM
I picked up some stuff over XBLA and PSN. Toy Soldiers 2: Cold War and Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes. Both of which are very good. They should hold me over till Thursday when I'm gonna grab Deus EX.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Dade on August 22, 2011, 12:38:18 AM
Picked up Warhammer 40k Dawn of War II: Retribution (shut up, it was on sale and I want an RTS that isnt Starcraft II) and really like it so far. I want Starcraft II, but justifying the purchase for what it is (a subpar singleplayer campaign and multiplayer that I really could care less about) but after playing the "Starter edition" which is free....I'm feeling that it's RIGHT NOW not worth the $50-60 pricetag.

Human Revolution is out Tuesday, trying to decide on PC vs 360. Might go 360 since my PC would require me to turn a few things down.....any suggestions?

Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on August 22, 2011, 12:51:04 AM
Picked up Dark messiah of might and magic elements as a freebie with 2 other games for the xb. Now I expected this to be really bad, it is bad, but just not really bad. I knocked off the giant ogre and think I might actually play this through, linear levelling? well a more recent rpg did the same thing
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on August 22, 2011, 01:04:45 AM
Got my ass kicked in Devil Survivor. Been a while...
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 22, 2011, 05:48:41 AM
In the Tower of Latria in Demon's Souls. I killed the Fool's Idol but I didn't kill the the dude that begged for his life before fighting the boss... now, I have to go there again and kill the little shit and do the that fight again. I hate Final Bosses with Teleportation so much.

But hey! I killed a Black Phantom with mah sword that deals a decent amount of damage with fire. It felt good. :p
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Post by: Fadedsun on August 22, 2011, 07:48:39 AM
On day 6 in Catherine. Some of the last puzzles have been brutal, but when I don't panic I find myself getting through easier. I hate the boss levels because it's harder to see what you're doing sometimes.
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Post by: DPB on August 22, 2011, 03:57:18 PM
Great. My PS2's DVD drive decided to start skipping in the middle of the ending to Yakuza 2, meaning that the subtitles didn't match up with the voices, which spoiled the moment somewhat. It looks like I'll have to open it up and fix it for the umpteenth time, but at least there's Youtube to view the cutscenes.
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Post by: Bytor on August 22, 2011, 04:03:47 PM
Started Xenogears on the PSX, gonna finish it this time, also about half through with Hotel Dusk on DS and still trudging through Persona on PSP
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Post by: Dice on August 22, 2011, 11:29:47 PM
I beat El Shaddai.  I'm pretty sad it was so quick, but I enjoyed it a lot.  I think there was room for a lot more too, the last boss was an extremely odd choice and the games' ending is nothing short of abrupt and sudden.  But I really enjoyed the gameplay, challenge (not overwhelming...sorta, but still a lot of fun to get good at), and the odyssey-like story.  There is a lot of bonus content and enough reason for me to want to pick it up again.

Some of the creative liberties are the best I've ever seen in a game.
If any of you guys find the game cheap, please get it.

I don't know what to pick up now. =(
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Post by: Tomara on August 23, 2011, 04:17:03 AM
Xenoblade. I'm considering stripping Dunban to turn him into a dodging tank (he has a skill that gives him a 30% agility bonus if he goes around in his underwear). Seems kind of mean though. I know he's self-conscious about his arm. Besides, he looks better in a nice suit of armour.

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Post by: Fadedsun on August 23, 2011, 09:56:44 AM
I'm watching my first ending of Catherine right now and I noticed some interesting books on Vincent's shelves. A couple of them say "Persona" and one says "Harry Porter". He also has a bunch of computer programming books.

Well, it turns out I wasn't at the end yet. Still one more night to go!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on August 23, 2011, 09:32:02 PM
I'm at the end on Nier but was too tired to appreciate it and turned it off. I'll finish it tonight,,,,, So modern rpg's are really short huh?

On another note, I did finish smt9, it was pretty good really
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Post by: MeshGearFox on August 23, 2011, 09:40:00 PM
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So modern rpg's are really short huh?

Chrono Trigger and Fallout 1 were both around 15 hours long.

Anyway I'm really trying to enjoy FFVIII but why did they give Quistis and instant death attack that works on bosses? Why did they give it to her on DISC 1?
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on August 23, 2011, 11:41:15 PM
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So modern rpg's are really short huh?

Chrono Trigger and Fallout 1 were both around 15 hours long.

Anyway I'm really trying to enjoy FFVIII but why did they give Quistis and instant death attack that works on bosses? Why did they give it to her on DISC 1?

Wait Quistis you mean Selphie don't you. The End appears in her roulette if you get really lucky but it's not very common.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on August 24, 2011, 12:17:34 AM
I mean Degenerator.

In other news I am enjoying M&M8 way more than I ever thought I would but my OCD means I am going to try to build up all the characters you get. This is what happens when I grew up on saga frontier.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 24, 2011, 01:28:21 AM
Deus Ex: Human Revolution. About a couple hours in. Love a lot about it, though the game really kicked my ass at first. But there really is a number of ways to get through rooms and enemies. Not much ammo either... but the game really makes you think.
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 24, 2011, 02:09:23 AM
In the Valley of Defilement area 5-2 on Demon's Souls.

This is the most disgusting place I've ever seen in a game. Full of poison, darkness and shit that's quite impressive coming from Demon's Souls in where every place is dirty and ugly overall.

Not to mention that I'm getting my ass kicked.
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Post by: Dice on August 24, 2011, 02:41:24 AM
Playing Final Fantasy 7.  ...Yup.
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Post by: Tomara on August 24, 2011, 02:51:39 AM
So modern rpg's are really short huh?


I've clocked nearly 50 hours on Xenoblade so far and the ending is still far, far away.

Anyway, did some more sidequests and decided that Dunban can keep his clothes on (for now).
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Post by: Yoda on August 24, 2011, 03:03:22 AM
In the Valley of Defilement area 5-2 on Demon's Souls.

This is the most disgusting place I've ever seen in a game. Full of poison, darkness and shit that's quite impressive coming from Demon's Souls in where every place is dirty and ugly overall.

Not to mention that I'm getting my ass kicked.

I started that level and it pissed me off. "Platforming" unghhh
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Post by: Darklight on August 24, 2011, 04:47:10 AM
So modern rpg's are really short huh?


I've clocked nearly 50 hours on Xenoblade so far and the ending is still far, far away.

Anyway, did some more sidequests and decided that Dunban can keep his clothes on (for now).


Thats on the wii right? Need to fix my Wii though could buy new since they're cheap now.

Last few modern rpg's i've played have been short, simple as that. Play through the direct story and Bam, over and out. I imagine Oblivion would be over in a couple of hours without sidequests,,

Playing Katamari on Android, fstupid fun
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Post by: Tomara on August 24, 2011, 04:55:50 AM
Yep, it's a Wii game. That's one of the reasons why you see people cursing Nintendo of America so much nowadays.

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Last few modern rpg's i've played have been short, simple as that. Play through the direct story and Bam, over and out. I imagine Oblivion would be over in a couple of hours without sidequests,,

I guess, but doing quests and not just following the storyline is part of whole experience. It helps you appreciate the world that was build for you to explore. Not finding atleast some of the secret shrines/springs/holes in the ground and then getting nearly mauled by a L90 dinosaur/dragon/spider/troll/whatever seems like a waste to me.
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Post by: Aeolus on August 24, 2011, 01:36:47 PM
^Well that, and the lack of FE:DS2. But then again it could be a NoJ problem or something.


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So modern rpg's are really short huh?

Chrono Trigger and Fallout 1 were both around 15 hours long.

Anyway I'm really trying to enjoy FFVIII but why did they give Quistis and instant death attack that works on bosses? Why did they give it to her on DISC 1?

Because the game expected you to forget about her like the plot did after disk 1 (well aside from making her look like an incompetent tart who cracks at the first sign of pressure hence why Squall is given the Matrix Gunblade of Leadership).

Of course why are you using anything but Card or Break to kill enemies is the bigger question.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 24, 2011, 01:46:19 PM
93 hours in Persona 4, 105 hours in Persona 3, 55 hours in Mass Effect 2. Likely at least 30-40 hours in Deus Ex. Nope, modern RPGs aren't necessarily short at all. Then again, I like to do everything.

Hell, I have 30-40 hours logged in each Assassin's Creed game. Which never happens in non-RPGs for me. (multiplayer games aside, that is.)
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Post by: Azrael on August 24, 2011, 02:07:38 PM
Finished up the second to last case of LA Noire. I'll be sad when it's done. I've greatly enjoyed the game and all the unexpected turns it has taken. May not have a ton of replayability, but I think I'll definitely keep it around for whenever I do get an inkling to reexperience it.

Popped in Deus Ex and finished the first little level I guess I'll call it. It's pretty easy to gun through it, but I went stealth through most of it and found it really well done. I can tell I'm going to greatly enjoy this game.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 24, 2011, 04:13:42 PM
Beat the first boss in Knights in the Nightmare. Took me 5 turns this time around, but last time I played through it took me 1 turn. I've gotten rusty.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on August 24, 2011, 04:17:23 PM
In the Valley of Defilement area 5-2 on Demon's Souls.

This is the most disgusting place I've ever seen in a game. Full of poison, darkness and shit that's quite impressive coming from Demon's Souls in where every place is dirty and ugly overall.

Not to mention that I'm getting my ass kicked.

I started that level and it pissed me off. "Platforming" unghhh

Worst level by far. A true nightmare.
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Post by: Azrael on August 24, 2011, 11:33:07 PM
Finished LA Noire. I don't think I've ever played a game that left me so completely satisfied by the entirety of its story.
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Post by: Darklight on August 24, 2011, 11:45:29 PM
O'right, I get it already, modern rpg's are apparently not short, sheesh ;)

Squeenix has done a great job with Nier, finished it last night and just started reading Kaines story. One of the recent rpg's i've enjoyed.

Started demon souls, A little late and atlus is apparently closing the servers soon. Anyway, this looks good and i'm absorbed already.
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Post by: Yoda on August 25, 2011, 12:05:56 AM
They've been threatening to shut down the demon's souls servers forever.
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Post by: Fadedsun on August 25, 2011, 12:08:18 AM
They've been threatening to shut down the demon's souls servers forever.

Crap. I own it, but haven't had time to play it yet.If the servers do get shut down, will that matter at all when I finally play?
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Post by: Yoda on August 25, 2011, 12:13:37 AM
I think the online play is intense, plus it's essential to changing world tendency (look it up).

The other day I got pushed down a well, and was fighting a black phantom NPC. At that moment a player invaded my game. I killed the NPC while fighting the other guy off but he eventually got the best of me (i was bumbling, trying to change weapons).

Talking about demon's souls is like reliving the glory days of D&D campaigns.



Besides shit like that, a good strategy w/ bosses is to help another player as a blue phantom. That way you can see it's pattern but if you die it isn't a big deal.
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Post by: Der Jermeister on August 25, 2011, 12:51:52 AM
I'm currently working on Tales of Phantasia SNES, currently at Dhaos's Castle after the sky battles, as well as My Japanese Coach, and am on Lesson 589 out of 1000 in hopes of fine-tuning my Japanese skills so I can hopefully play those RPGs that will never see English versions.

I'm waiting on The Legend of Heroes II and Ar tonelico Qoga, which I found cheaper to import from Australia than buying the American version.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 25, 2011, 05:51:13 AM
I'm almost there to finish my first playthrough of Demon's Souls, maybe in 2 or 3 days (or less, who knows) and I'm done with this for the moment. There's a lot of extra content and detail in the game... sometimes it feels like it's too much.

Also, I didn't know about this special event (http://demonssouls.wikidot.com/walk3-3-boss). Someone has done it before?
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Post by: CDFN on August 25, 2011, 02:30:19 PM
I'm almost there to finish my first playthrough of Demon's Souls, maybe in 2 or 3 days (or less, who knows) and I'm done with this for the moment. There's a lot of extra content and detail in the game... sometimes it feels like it's too much.
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Also, I didn't know about this special event (http://demonssouls.wikidot.com/walk3-3-boss). Someone has done it before?

Back when everyone was playing it there was a 90% chance of facing another player during that boss battle.
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Post by: Der Jermeister on August 25, 2011, 05:35:40 PM
Phantasia SNES is a little better than I remember it but has some shit that makes me want to massacre the [RACIAL SLUR REMOVED & USER BANNED FOR ONE DAY - ADMIN] that developed it such as a high encounter rate and the cheap-ass enemies.
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Post by: Bytor on August 25, 2011, 10:31:02 PM
Finished Hotel Dusk: Room 215 this morning, really enjoyable little game, thinking about doing The World Ends With You next...still trudging through Persona on PSP and still enjoying Mass Effect 2 on PS3, got a tad bogged down on Romancing SaGa on PS2
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Post by: MeshGearFox on August 25, 2011, 11:05:32 PM
Good lord I forgot how quickly FFVIII stops making sense once you hit Disc 2. NORG AHOY. Also even with the difficulty patch the gameplay is... really broken.

Also I have no idea what I should do next in M&M8. Vaguely thinking about taking on the cyclops den?
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 26, 2011, 12:09:53 AM
I got my Copy of Deus Ex today and i'm loving the shit out of it. I just stopped playing a few minutes ago after a 4 hour session, which is a lot for me. I'll probably have this one finished by the end of the week.
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 26, 2011, 04:26:21 AM
I just got mutilated by King Allant (and I lost 40.000+ souls too), how the fuck I'm going to defeat this guy? I really enjoy fast-paced boss battles but this is just unfair... not to mention that I still have to kill that Blue Dragon thing.

But is kinda funny, because I've have been defeated so many times in this game that I don't even get mad anymore. The fight against Maneater is a pain in the ass though, it reminded me of some of the boss battles in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

...and to think that Dark Souls is going to be harder... *sigh* God give me strength.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on August 26, 2011, 04:39:32 AM
Good lord I forgot how quickly FFVIII stops making sense once you hit Disc 2. NORG AHOY. Also even with the difficulty patch the gameplay is... really broken.

Also I have no idea what I should do next in M&M8. Vaguely thinking about taking on the cyclops den?

NORG is hilarious. EVERY-GAME-NEEDS-A-BOSS-THAT-SPEAKS-IN-ALL-CAPS-AND-HYPHENS.
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 26, 2011, 07:42:46 AM
Good lord I forgot how quickly FFVIII stops making sense once you hit Disc 2. NORG AHOY. Also even with the difficulty patch the gameplay is... really broken.

Also I have no idea what I should do next in M&M8. Vaguely thinking about taking on the cyclops den?

HIS FINGERS ARE MADE OF BANANAS.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on August 26, 2011, 07:53:49 AM
Good lord I forgot how quickly FFVIII stops making sense once you hit Disc 2. NORG AHOY. Also even with the difficulty patch the gameplay is... really broken.

Also I have no idea what I should do next in M&M8. Vaguely thinking about taking on the cyclops den?

HIS FINGERS ARE MADE OF BANANAS.

YOU-FORGOT-THE-HYPENS-THERE-CHAMP.
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Post by: CDFN on August 26, 2011, 10:31:36 AM
I just got mutilated by King Allant (and I lost 40.000+ souls too), how the fuck I'm going to defeat this guy? I really enjoy fast-paced boss battles but this is just unfair... not to mention that I still have to kill that Blue Dragon thing.



There's a cheat to beat him, look it up on YT. Do you have high faith? Warding really helps with that fight.

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Post by: Yoda on August 26, 2011, 10:46:55 AM
I beat that guy w/ a blue phantom. We each lost a soul level.

I missed the mausoleum key though. :(
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on August 26, 2011, 12:45:23 PM
Weaklings! I beat the game and new game+ which is a lot harder without the help of a single blue phantom.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 26, 2011, 02:54:47 PM
I played some Undercroft. It's a free, old-school dungeon crawler for iOS and I'm loving it. My team is pretty cool too. I have a Warrior, an unarmed Assassin, a Mage with an axe, and an old lady as my Priest. The old lady kicks ass.
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 26, 2011, 05:55:03 PM
You know why I like save points? THEY REMIND ME TO ACTUALLY SAVE THE GODDAMN GAME.
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Post by: Yoda on August 27, 2011, 02:36:10 AM
Only gaming this week is Trails in the Sky on the way to work and back.


There and back again. A Yoda's tale.


Chapter 1.

Concerning Yoda

.... a fondness for pipeweed
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Post by: MeshGearFox on August 27, 2011, 02:43:33 AM
I started a new game of Wizardry 7 tonight and worked my way up to the first city in the game.

This is the farthest I have ever gotten in Wizardry 7. idk if i just sucked at it before, or if I was playing the decidedly jacked-up Windows port, but um... I'm having fun with it. Also I named my Fairy Wizard Pottery.

Sort of tempted to try to get back into Wizardry 8 but GRAAAH SLOWEST FUCKING BATTLES because the enemy animations are long. That and the incredibly low hit rate for both your characters and the enemy. And the aggressive level-scaling. And the Wizardry 8 fans that bitch at you for complaining that it's slow because it is oldschool and supposed to be slow, even though it is infinitely slower than like the first Wizardry games from before I was even born.

I was also planning on playing Anvil of Dawn tonight sort of but it never really struck me as anything more than a really shitty Eye of the Beholder clone, without a party.
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 27, 2011, 04:42:17 AM
Looting and grinding in Demon's Souls.

There's a cheat to beat him, look it up on YT. Do you have high faith? Warding really helps with that fight.

I will. The faith of my character is 18, there's a problem though... Yurt killed all the NPCs in the Nexus with the exception of Yuria and the default 3 characters that are always there from the beginning.

So yeah, no miracles or spells for me. :( I didn't know that Yurt was such a dick, it was too late when I realize.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 27, 2011, 05:02:50 AM
When an NPC has glowing red eyes... go ahead and kill him. :)
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Post by: Azrael on August 27, 2011, 12:36:29 PM
God damn Deus Ex is amazing. In Detroit doing side quests. Made it through Derelict Row without being seen. That was damn hard, but felt damn good. Knocked quite a few out though. Will now move forward with the story before I lose myself in exploring this grimey ass place.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 27, 2011, 01:02:37 PM
Detroit is a hole and they captured it well. ;)

DXHR, beat the first real hard boss AND got through a convo boss fight. The convo fights are kind of awesome. On my way to Hengsha!
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 27, 2011, 04:20:42 PM
Played more Undercroft. For a free game, there's ton's of hidden stuff in this game.

Playing Catherine right now with Churros. We both hate the Rapunzel game.
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Post by: Yoda on August 27, 2011, 04:48:04 PM
LA Noire: question, when I'm interviewing and I pick a truth/doubt/lie I sometimes get the "chime" indicating a correct pick but then it says I missed a question. What gives? The voice acting is incredible, I just did the "golden butterfly" case and the voice of the hillbilly type guy was great. Really chilling.


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Post by: Azrael on August 27, 2011, 06:19:04 PM
This is just a guess, but perhaps you didn't ask all the questions? There are cases where I believe if you don't find the right clue you won't be able to ask certain questions. As well, it happens where if you don't find the right clue you won't be able to get the question right no matter what. Then there are cases where you can ask questions, it stops, and you need to find more clues before continuing questions, but it isn't always clear and you can leave before you've finished questioning suspects in some instances and continue the case. Unless you're saying you get the question right, and then there's an x next to it. If that's the case, maybe you didn't get it right after all?
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Post by: Fadedsun on August 27, 2011, 10:18:15 PM
Finished Catherine and got the happy ending. Man, that was a fun game and I loved the story. Taking a break from it right now before I play it again on hard. I'm interested in the 2 player mode. It looks fun. I just wish I had someone that would play it with me.

Started Demon Souls. What the hell took me so long to play this game? It's brutal! I made a thief. Is there no traditional way to save your game? I just quit from the system menu when I got to the Nexus and I think it saved my game.
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Post by: Yoda on August 28, 2011, 12:03:53 AM
Finished Catherine and got the happy ending. Man, that was a fun game and I loved the story. Taking a break from it right now before I play it again on hard. I'm interested in the 2 player mode. It looks fun. I just wish I had someone that would play it with me.

Started Demon Souls. What the hell took me so long to play this game? It's brutal! I made a thief. Is there no traditional way to save your game? I just quit from the system menu when I got to the Nexus and I think it saved my game.

It saves from where you are. So when you quit you'll start from where you quit.

be careful, there is no pause.


Edit: and don't consume boss' souls
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 28, 2011, 12:58:17 AM
I was able to beat Old King Allant, feels good man.

I got rid of all of my armor with the exception of the torso for my character to move faster and it worked. Now I have to do the Old Monk boss fight and I'll be practically finishing this to hopefully start next week with Deus Ex: Human Revolution (haven't bought it yet).

I'll be definitely be playing Demon's Souls again someday, there's a lot for me to do and see in that game.

Edit: and don't consume boss' souls

Specially the ones from the Tower Knight and Armor Spider, you can get some helpful abilities later in the game with those two. I didn't know that you can get abilities with those souls before and I regret consuming those two the most.
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Post by: Yoda on August 28, 2011, 01:00:21 AM
Yeah, I messed those up.

Missing the key for old king doran pissed me off too. I wonder if the blue phantom that was w/ me picked it up?
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 28, 2011, 02:27:52 AM
And Demon's Souls is done! :)

Man that was something special, loved the song for the credits too. Also, the guy that I fight against in the Old Monk boss fight give me a couple of nice weapons and I got two trophies too... then he was gone and I had to fight with the default Black Phantom.

So yeah, all in all I got three trophies and like 4 weapons that will help me in the next game cycle.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on August 28, 2011, 08:55:18 AM
How do I not consume a soul? I thought it was automatic. They just seem to float into me when I kill something. I'm at the first boss right now, I think. With those two dragons just chilling on the mountain. I'm not entirely sure what to do and I'm a little scared to even go near them. I died before by one of them whipping its tail at me as I got close. Then I found this path where I was safe, but all I found down there was some dead bodies.
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Post by: CDFN on August 28, 2011, 08:59:41 AM
How do I not consume a soul? I thought it was automatic. They just seem to float into me when I kill something. I'm at the first boss right now, I think. With those two dragons just chilling on the mountain. I'm not entirely sure what to do and I'm a little scared to even go near them. I died before by one of them whipping its tail at me as I got close. Then I found this path where I was safe, but all I found down there was some dead bodies.

They are talking about boss souls, you pick them up and they stay in your inventory. Some NPCs inside the Nexus convert them into spells and miracles.
Stay away from the dragons, you don't need to go there.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 28, 2011, 10:38:24 AM
Just did all the side and main quests in the first part of Henghsa in DXHR. Now in the other part of town... It feels like I have so many augmentations to get still.
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Post by: Azrael on August 28, 2011, 10:53:35 AM
It is my understanding that it is impossible to get all augmentations. Been screwing around in Hengsha. Did one side mission and I'm in the Hive where I overheard a conversation. I'm supposed to leave but I badly want to hack the security hub and the safe. I get caught within two seconds. Need something to block out the window.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 28, 2011, 11:21:43 AM
You can get 75-80% of all the augs first time around I heard. So no, I'm not aiming for all of them but it feels like I haven't upgraded much. Then again there's a LOT of options.
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Post by: Darklight on August 28, 2011, 11:37:43 PM
Well Dark Messiah of Might and Magic Elements is so bad that i'm enjoying it, rpg elements have been depleted for the 360, this is old school but fun. Xana and Leana are fighting over me and there is no subtitiles which meens you need to turn the volume up everytime anyone says anything. I'm on chapter 5 and will definately finish this.
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Post by: Bytor on August 29, 2011, 01:24:14 PM
I am loving The World Ends With You but man maybe it's me but these battles are kinda tough. And man Persona PSP sure is slow going...
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Post by: GrimReality on August 29, 2011, 02:24:14 PM
Still enjoying Bastion. I am now at the part where you have to go around collecting shards. Guess they thought the game was too short. Seems way too tacked on. I'm OK with it, though.

All the Dues EX posts in here and in it's dedicated thread have convinced me not to go anywhere near the game. Sounds way too convoluted for my modern gaming tastes. I don't need the headache.
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Post by: Annubis on August 29, 2011, 03:45:12 PM
I'm about halfway through my final run of BG1 as I just entered Baldur's Gate. My party is Imoen, Viconia, Jaheira, Khalid and for the first time Kivan.
I never realized how badass Kivan was. His THACO is so low he never misses, 3/2 attacks per turn and hits for about 15 with each shot.
Since it's BG1, there aren't that many enemies with resistance to basic weapons so he is pretty good. Although, it reminds me why you don't want archers in BG2.
I'm already planning on keeping Imoen, Jaheira and Vicona for BG2 and adding Aeris to the mix (I just can't say no to her). I'll probably pick up a character I never used for my last slot again.
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Post by: Fadedsun on August 29, 2011, 04:36:06 PM
Is there a way to distribute new points into my stats in Demon's Souls? If I can, when can I do it?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on August 29, 2011, 04:42:02 PM
You cant until you beat the 1st boss and talk to the lady in the nexus.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 29, 2011, 07:00:12 PM
Two questions:

1) Is there a way to relocate SPECIAL, Skills, and Perks in Fallout 3?

2) A friend lent me her PSP with Persona, Persona 3, and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. I'm 20 hours into Persona, I was going to restart P3P to do a max Social Link on the female route, and I'm 10 hours into BBS and still doing Terra's story. Which game should I play through first?

In gaming haps, I played through more Knights in the Nightmare. I forgot just how great the plot was.
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Post by: Annubis on August 29, 2011, 09:26:03 PM
1) Is there a way to relocate SPECIAL, Skills, and Perks in Fallout 3?

PC? If so mods are the way to go (http://www.fallout3nexus.com)
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on August 29, 2011, 09:33:41 PM
1) Is there a way to relocate SPECIAL, Skills, and Perks in Fallout 3?

PC? If so mods are the way to go (http://www.fallout3nexus.com)

XBox 360. There's no way my PC could run this.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on August 29, 2011, 11:20:27 PM
1) Is there a way to relocate SPECIAL, Skills, and Perks in Fallout 3?

PC? If so mods are the way to go (http://www.fallout3nexus.com)

XBox 360. There's no way my PC could run this.

Actually im pretty sure it might be able to. After checking the backs of the boxes of a few games at Walmart i noticed my PC can run most if not all of them, and mine's pretty much barebones as it is.

EDIT: P3P :D
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Post by: Yggdrasil on August 30, 2011, 03:32:02 AM
I'm still stuck playing Demon's Souls and the new game cycle is ridiculously challenging if you're not ready.

...I don't even want to imagine how hard the Valley of Defilement is now with the difficulty increased for 40%. ;_;
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Post by: Eusis on August 30, 2011, 03:50:39 AM
1) Is there a way to relocate SPECIAL, Skills, and Perks in Fallout 3?

PC? If so mods are the way to go (http://www.fallout3nexus.com)

XBox 360. There's no way my PC could run this.

Actually im pretty sure it might be able to. After checking the backs of the boxes of a few games at Walmart i noticed my PC can run most if not all of them, and mine's pretty much barebones as it is.

EDIT: P3P :D

Yeah, it's a game made with consoles in mind and not some kind of Saints Row 2-type disaster, so you might just be able to anyway. 360 version's still fine though if you don't have a good PC. Hell, I bought the PC GotY version in Steam's recent sale and went ahead and played more of the 360 version anyway since I made a good chunk of progress there and never got around to playing the DLC I bought.
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Post by: Bytor on August 30, 2011, 05:26:40 PM
WOW, got the shit kicked out of me three straight times by Ramsus in Xenogears, hmmmm. On the flip side I am really enjoying The World Ends With You, what a unique game!
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on August 30, 2011, 06:26:51 PM
I think ill give Demons Souls another shot and try to beat it before Dark Souls comes out.
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Post by: Fadedsun on August 30, 2011, 07:06:28 PM
I think ill give Demons Souls another shot and try to beat it before Dark Souls comes out.

When I heard it was hard I was thinking "Psh, it can't be any harder than all the games that people tote as being "hard"", but man is this game tough. I can't even count how many times I've died already, then die again while I try to recover lost souls.
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Post by: Seultoria on August 30, 2011, 08:23:12 PM
Lately I haven't played much, except a chapter or two in SRTOG2.
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Post by: Darklight on August 30, 2011, 11:21:24 PM
I've only finished the training section of demon souls, keep going back to character creation :) Allot of cod4 deathmatch is taking my time
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Post by: CDFN on August 31, 2011, 08:24:38 AM
Xenoblade is like a drug.
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Post by: Tomara on August 31, 2011, 03:42:48 PM
Xenoblade is like a drug.

Coincidently, I just busted a nopon drugs dealer. Kind of. Some of these quests are rather unusual... But, I must do more! It's Shenmue Syndrome to the max and I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing...
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 31, 2011, 06:39:03 PM
Still chugging away in Deus Ex. Having to re-start after a few of my quests glitched out did not deter me at all from this excellent game.
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Post by: Yoda on September 01, 2011, 12:02:10 AM
Played a bunch of Trails in the Sky on the train and on the crapper.

Fun little game
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 01, 2011, 12:11:03 AM
Borrowed Etrian Odyssey 3. Really fun, but it may be a bit too difficult for me. Love exploring though.

My team is a Hoplite, Monk, Zodiac, Ninja, and Artalist. All but the Artalist is a loli. The loli for the Artalist was practically naked, so I chose the white guy for him.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 01, 2011, 12:14:21 AM
Borrowed Etrian Odyssey 3. Really fun, but it may be a bit too difficult for me. Love exploring though.

My team is a Hoplite, Monk, Zodiac, Ninja, and Artalist. All but the Artalist is a loli. The loli for the Artalist was practically naked, so I chose the white guy for him.

Why the white guy are you racist?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 01, 2011, 12:20:31 AM
Borrowed Etrian Odyssey 3. Really fun, but it may be a bit too difficult for me. Love exploring though.

My team is a Hoplite, Monk, Zodiac, Ninja, and Artalist. All but the Artalist is a loli. The loli for the Artalist was practically naked, so I chose the white guy for him.

Why the white guy are you racist?

No, he just looked cooler than the black guy and didn't feel as dirty as the lolis.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 01, 2011, 01:20:42 AM
Borrowed Etrian Odyssey 3. Really fun, but it may be a bit too difficult for me. Love exploring though.

My team is a Hoplite, Monk, Zodiac, Ninja, and Artalist. All but the Artalist is a loli. The loli for the Artalist was practically naked, so I chose the white guy for him.

Why the white guy are you racist?

No, he just looked cooler than the black guy and didn't feel as dirty as the lolis.

Then you admit it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 01, 2011, 09:22:11 AM
Borrowed Etrian Odyssey 3. Really fun, but it may be a bit too difficult for me. Love exploring though.

My team is a Hoplite, Monk, Zodiac, Ninja, and Artalist. All but the Artalist is a loli. The loli for the Artalist was practically naked, so I chose the white guy for him.

Why the white guy are you racist?

No, he just looked cooler than the black guy and didn't feel as dirty as the lolis.

Then you admit it.

I admit that the White Guy looks like he's attacking while the black guy is just leaning forward?
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Post by: MeshGearFox on September 01, 2011, 07:57:34 PM
Gonna make a Wizardry 8 mod that removes most of the combat animation. Should make it fast enough to be playable.
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Post by: Darklight on September 02, 2011, 12:02:45 AM
I am glad I found Tales of Vesperia, put demon souls aside for now. I've only just escaped from the castle, fun game
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Post by: Yoda on September 02, 2011, 05:03:21 PM
after a long Hiatus, been playing some Reach.

That multiplayer is fun as hell. Maybe I'll pick up the map packs
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Post by: MeshGearFox on September 02, 2011, 11:31:16 PM
I just remembered that FFXIV exists.

---edit---

Meanwhile, I managed to liberate a book from the library in Wizardry 7's New City and unlock like, every door in town. Encountered a crazy Dane Priest. No idea what to do now. I can't get into the museum, the encounters guarding the FORBIDDEN ZONE and CONSTABULARY are way too hard, and the bank is closed. PRESUMABLY I need to leave New City and go somewhere else, except the one path I did find outside of town just led to a bunch of angry Munks and Higardi Space Jetski Chicks.

Also there's a weapon shop I can't get access to. I might go ask THAT guy about the contents of the book I found tho i doubt that's the right solution.

---edit---

Oh wait the game originally came with a map that wasn't reproduced in the Wizardry Archives. Wups. Guess I'm going to Munkharama.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 03, 2011, 05:48:39 AM
Been playing Catherine, and i have to ask myself. WHY DIDNT I BUY THIS SOONER! It's like an actual dating sim made by the Persona team it's brilliant except fuck some of those stages they are HARD!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: CDFN on September 03, 2011, 09:03:22 AM
Been playing Catherine, and i have to ask myself. WHY DIDNT I BUY THIS SOONER! It's like an actual dating sim made by the Persona team it's brilliant except fuck some of those stages they are HARD!

I'm surprised you didn't jump on it day one, specially with all the positive feedback we were giving in the game's thread.
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Post by: Bytor on September 03, 2011, 09:27:33 AM
Actually woke up before the little lady and grabbed the PSP for some Persona, she's so addicted to Lunar I haven't touched the PSP in last week or so, so good times before 12 hour work day.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 03, 2011, 07:50:15 PM
Been playing Catherine, and i have to ask myself. WHY DIDNT I BUY THIS SOONER! It's like an actual dating sim made by the Persona team it's brilliant except fuck some of those stages they are HARD!

I'm surprised you didn't jump on it day one, specially with all the positive feedback we were giving in the game's thread.

I didn't have the cash. Spent the money on Ar Tonelico 3 instead since it was already out and i needed something to play. I was still able to snag one with a Soundtrack and Artbook though so it's all good. Just beat Stage 5 a few minutes ago. That boss made me say fuck a lot.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 03, 2011, 08:06:25 PM
Finally managed to fix this whole save state fiasco with Etrian Odyssey 3, but I had to restart the game. I'm at the point where I can make my team. I'm kind of unsure what to do now. To the people who've played, what are your opinions on all the classes?

Edit: Ended up trading it back to the friend and they gave me the first Etrian Odyssey. It was much easier to choose a team this time around. My team consists of a Medic named Yukiko, an Alchemist named Lulu, a Survivalist named Aigis, a Protector named Fang, and a Dark Hunter named Paine. All lolis, of course.
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Post by: SamsSung on September 04, 2011, 12:42:50 AM
I've been playing Persona 3 Portable for the last 2 weeks, and it's superb.  That video recording of Akihiko that you watch in the Control Room is pricesless.

Also, I've been playing Ragnarok Online, and it's double experience until 9/6.  It gets a bit tedious when grinding, but the game always has something to bring me back to playing it.
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Post by: CDFN on September 04, 2011, 01:30:14 PM
Trying to wrap up xenoblade so I can focus exclusively on Deus EX.
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Post by: Der Jermeister on September 04, 2011, 03:11:37 PM
Just finished Tales of Phantasia SNES, was better than I remember though I didn't like it as much as the PlayStation version (and I'm sick of people talking about the GBA version like it's a rape case since the SNES version isn't fucking perfect, either).

Also working on Ar tonelico Qoga (I saw RPGfan's reviews bitching about slow battles, which makes me somewhat lose trust in their reviews since battles rarely drag on for me (then again I'm playing on the easiest difficulty, fuck those who say easy games suck).

Playing Legend of Heroes II, which I'm enjoying despite the occasional poor direction on what to do next, and My Japanese coach, which I'm about two thirds of the way through.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on September 05, 2011, 12:23:28 AM
Played Anvil of Dawn for awhile. This game is a hell of a lot better than I remember.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 05, 2011, 12:27:09 AM
Played Anvil of Dawn for awhile. This game is a hell of a lot better than I remember.

You seem to play a lot of old PC dungeon crawlers (at least that's what I think they are). You should tell me more about them.

Played a bit more Etrian Odyssey. I'm not sure if I love or hate how low my funds always are yet. I know I dislike the skill system after seeing just how much more refined EO3's was, but that's what I get for playing the first in the series. I really hate those Clawbug enemies on the first floor, but at least my Alchemist is finally faster than it.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on September 05, 2011, 12:46:13 AM
Jubby:

I could totally tell you things. What do you want to know?

Anyway, I think I never got past the second floor of EO1 because I couldn't ever avoid that first FOE. That and I wasn't really *feeling* EO's dungeon designs, and it seemed like I'd need to have all of the character classes on hand for if I eventually needed them. I don't know. It felt grindy. I don't know if it was, but it FELT that way.
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 05, 2011, 02:07:30 AM
Beat Catherine. Got the "true cheater ending" by pretty much answering questions truthfully. Does that make me a bad person?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on September 05, 2011, 02:21:15 AM
Beat Catherine. Got the "true cheater ending" by pretty much answering questions truthfully. Does that make me a bad person?

There is no good or bad.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 05, 2011, 02:28:01 AM
Beat Catherine. Got the "true cheater ending" by pretty much answering questions truthfully. Does that make me a bad person?

There is no good or bad.

There is only vanilla.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on September 05, 2011, 02:57:59 AM
Picked Champions of Norrath back up. Just spent last night plowing a lava field on a tractor, hunting doohicky (a) to insert into slot (b) in said lava field, so a xenophobic wizzzzard lets me into his gaping maw, to find a little cunt and her pussies, then watch a bunch of boners fuck each other over while fucking them all over, and finally seduced a lesbian vampire with a rose like aphrodisiac.
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Post by: Lazlowe1984 on September 05, 2011, 03:07:24 AM
Picked Champions of Norrath back up. Just spent last night plowing a lava field on a tractor, hunting doohicky (a) to insert into slot (b) in said lava field, so a xenophobic wizzzzard lets me into his gaping maw, to find a little cunt and her pussies, then watch a bunch of boners fuck each other over while fucking them all over, and finally seduced a lesbian vampire with a rose like aphrodisiac.

Have you been reading my diary? :O
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 05, 2011, 03:17:38 AM
Picked Champions of Norrath back up. Just spent last night plowing a lava field on a tractor, hunting doohicky (a) to insert into slot (b) in said lava field, so a xenophobic wizzzzard lets me into his gaping maw, to find a little cunt and her pussies, then watch a bunch of boners fuck each other over while fucking them all over, and finally seduced a lesbian vampire with a rose like aphrodisiac.

Have you been reading my diary? :O

Uh oh i must've dropped it somewhere and he picked it up......I mean Laz you know you need to keep better track of your diary.
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 05, 2011, 03:35:28 AM
Picked Champions of Norrath back up. Just spent last night plowing a lava field on a tractor, hunting doohicky (a) to insert into slot (b) in said lava field, so a xenophobic wizzzzard lets me into his gaping maw, to find a little cunt and her pussies, then watch a bunch of boners fuck each other over while fucking them all over, and finally seduced a lesbian vampire with a rose like aphrodisiac.

Have you been reading my diary? :O

Uh oh i must've dropped it somewhere and he picked it up......I mean Laz you know you need to keep better track of your diary.

I've already sold twelve copies on Craigslist and eBay.

Finished two quests in Etrian Odyssey. This is grindy like Mesh said, but I'm okay with that. Still don't feel like a badass like Fallout 3's grindiness does.
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 05, 2011, 10:34:51 AM
I play a lot of League of Legends since KeeperX introduced me too it, my main is Lux. I just had an awesome match as her where I got a score of 14/3/30. Which means I killed 14 people, died 3 times and assisted in a kill 30 times. Anyway, that isn't the point, but those three deaths were due to a Nidalee just raping me with her spear. That thing needs nerfed. NERFED I SAY.

/pointless rant over.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on September 05, 2011, 10:49:19 AM
just did about 45min of farming souls in Demon's Souls. My guy is level 70 something yet I can't equip much more than basic armor (though I do have purple flame shield).

As w/ most RPGs my guy is a jack of all trades, master of none, though my magic damage is high.

I'm going to farm more later, killing those specter things in the 2nd archstone in shrine of storms.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 05, 2011, 11:50:55 AM
I'm going to farm more later, killing those specter things in the 2nd archstone in shrine of storms.

I like to fall over the guy that looks like death and kill him in 2 or 3 hits, with that you get like 4000+ souls.

I stopped playing Demon's Souls for a while because DX:HR has me addicted, very good game. And to think that next month Dark Souls is going to be released... is almost unreal.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on September 05, 2011, 12:05:18 PM
just did about 45min of farming souls in Demon's Souls. My guy is level 70 something yet I can't equip much more than basic armor (though I do have purple flame shield).


Do you need more armor though?  I thought I read that most people play the single player campaign without any armor so you can roll better and have higher stamina.  That was a big turnoff to me, I like using armor =p
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Post by: Yoda on September 05, 2011, 12:47:37 PM
Well, when rolling you're either under your endurance limit or over it. You're never "rolling faster" or anything. Sure wearing heavier armor will take more stamina, but I'd rather have that hit from a roll and more armor than not.

Wearing the wizards clothes there's a few guys that can basically kill you in two good jabs.


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Post by: Darklight on September 06, 2011, 04:40:41 AM
spent the weekend on excite truck for the wii since I haven't found Xenoblade yet. I gotta say, the wii is a fun console
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 06, 2011, 05:08:24 AM
Well, when rolling you're either under your endurance limit or over it. You're never "rolling faster" or anything. Sure wearing heavier armor will take more stamina, but I'd rather have that hit from a roll and more armor than not.

Wearing the wizards clothes there's a few guys that can basically kill you in two good jabs.




I only use robes, and my characters is a mix between long and short range, and i really dont have too many problems really, but then again when i play this game i grind like hell.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Aeolus on September 06, 2011, 07:37:47 AM
Champions of Norrath. So now I've traded the various shades of brown, black, and red of the underground, the jumping all over the place with their 6 feet long tongues enemies, Count Bugeyedhost, and a sexy lesbian vampire for bright and sunny tropical islands, mermen, drows, and a sexy lesbian mermaid. Well, at least I can see what I'm doing when I'm not in the caves. Also the accessories FINALLY get an upgrade since the start (stacking 2 +12 Dex accessories on my Wood Elf Ranger has turned my stockpile of arrows into a goddamn hail of death for this point of the game).
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on September 06, 2011, 12:19:47 PM
Deus Ex: Just got to Montreal, still searching for whatsherface.... this story is getting interesting. Still having much fun with the game too, and still going lethal.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Vanguard on September 06, 2011, 12:21:03 PM
I re-installed WoW to just dick around and apparently my laptop can't play these titles anymore. Guess it's time for a new computer.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on September 06, 2011, 12:40:44 PM
Been playing lots of Demon's Souls. Beat all of the 2nd bosses up to the Tower of Latria which I'm in the second stage of. I was in some swampy, bloody mess in the tower. I thought I was in a safe place so I decided to start to make lunch, I came back and my guy was dead :(
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 06, 2011, 05:11:35 PM
Been playing lots of Demon's Souls. Beat all of the 2nd bosses up to the Tower of Latria which I'm in the second stage of. I was in some swampy, bloody mess in the tower. I thought I was in a safe place so I decided to start to make lunch, I came back and my guy was dead :(

The game autosaves, if you quit you should be back right where you left off. You can also force it to autosave and return you to the title screen if you simply sign out of PSN.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on September 06, 2011, 05:15:52 PM
So...as usual behind in everything, but finally started Mass Effect 2 and all I can say so far is WOW!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Darklight on September 06, 2011, 09:10:47 PM
Bytor - you've done the right thing having a break between the 2, I think this is what killed the experience for me, I was too busy comparing instead of enjoying
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Post by: kyuusei on September 06, 2011, 09:56:41 PM
Gotta, say, the boss at the end of the Picus building was too easy with Typhoon.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on September 06, 2011, 10:05:21 PM
Been playing lots of Demon's Souls. Beat all of the 2nd bosses up to the Tower of Latria which I'm in the second stage of. I was in some swampy, bloody mess in the tower. I thought I was in a safe place so I decided to start to make lunch, I came back and my guy was dead :(

The game autosaves, if you quit you should be back right where you left off. You can also force it to autosave and return you to the title screen if you simply sign out of PSN.

I'm aware. But it autosaves right after you die. It would do me no good to quit and start up again because it would start me right after I had died. I'd rather not cheat the game anyway. I made a stupid mistake and paid the price.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 06, 2011, 10:19:24 PM
It autosaves after you do anything kill an enemy collect an item. It's not cheating the game any just to quit in the middle of it as the game simply lets you. You dont even have to do the sign out trick, just use an item and it should save right after that anyways.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on September 07, 2011, 01:50:53 AM
just beat old hero and storm king in demon's souls.

PHEW

old monk is dead. I only have to clear valley of defilement and then attempt to mess w/ world tendency.

Anti-magic field is incredible
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 07, 2011, 04:12:29 AM
Played an hour of WoW. Seems a little bland at the moment, but I'm only at Level 3.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 07, 2011, 10:01:59 AM
Still playing Bastion. I just got another shard and the Fire Bellows weapon. My greatest conundrum in this game is what combo of weapons to go with. Obviously, it's good to have one melee, and one long range, but I can't decide on a sure-fire combo.
I don't like that you can't go back into the older levels. I wanted to do this to try and get some extra exp, but nope.
Overall, I'm really digging this game. Not bad for $10(or whatever it was).
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Post by: Vanguard on September 07, 2011, 01:54:50 PM
Played an hour of WoW. Seems a little bland at the moment, but I'm only at Level 3.

Play to level 20. Nothing significant happens prior to that, but you should be able to power through that in a few hours.
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Post by: Akanbe- on September 07, 2011, 04:28:15 PM
Played an hour of WoW. Seems a little bland at the moment, but I'm only at Level 3.

is it your first mmo?  I remember I tried the game when it originally came out and i was so overwhelmed for quite a long time.  "Oh look, +Strength.  I don't want my warlock to be weak! No no"  So much fun to be had when you're a MMO virgin.

Are you a blood elf female mage?  I feel like that's a kay combo.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 07, 2011, 05:44:37 PM
Yeah it is my first mmo pretty much I've played some of those free ones befor it though, and I have two characters both level 3 paladins. One's a blood elf, and the other's a dranei
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on September 07, 2011, 06:32:56 PM
I'm scared to try an MMORPG, I know I'd be hopelessly addicted
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Post by: MeshGearFox on September 07, 2011, 07:40:48 PM
Up to the water dungeon in Anvil of Dawn. This game is like Myst and Rise of the Triad had a baby that grew up to be an Eye of the Beholder clone, I swear to god.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Yoda on September 07, 2011, 11:19:45 PM
Anvil of Dawn sounds like the name of a spaceship in the Halo Universe.



Played Valley of Defilement for 5 min and fell to my death.

:(
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on September 08, 2011, 04:16:48 PM
Yeah it is my first mmo pretty much I've played some of those free ones befor it though, and I have two characters both level 3 paladins. One's a blood elf, and the other's a dranei

Ah, I see.  Paladins will get more fun at level 10 when you can start on your talent tree.

I'm scared to try an MMORPG, I know I'd be hopelessly addicted

Possible.  A friend of a friend didn't even play video games and he gave WoW a shot.  He got so addicted he flunked out of college.  I remember my friend saying he popped in his room one morning to ask him to breakfast and he was on his PC playing WoW while there was a naked girl from the previous night in his bed.  Strange priorities.

I don't think I ever got hooked.  I originally used it as a coping mechanism and it worked pretty great.  Don't know if I ever could say I was addicted though as nothing in my life suffered.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on September 08, 2011, 09:49:47 PM
Wading back into the gaming pool with Devil Survivor. Dunno why I wanted to pick this one back up, but so far its good. The limited amount of time aspect is gonna give me gray hairs, though. I'm half-way through Day 2, and the game is foreshadowing pretty heavy, so I'm hoping things are gonna get crazy soon.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: MeshGearFox on September 08, 2011, 11:50:38 PM
There's no time limit, really.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 08, 2011, 11:52:28 PM
Yeah it is my first mmo pretty much I've played some of those free ones befor it though, and I have two characters both level 3 paladins. One's a blood elf, and the other's a dranei

Ah, I see.  Paladins will get more fun at level 10 when you can start on your talent tree.

I'm scared to try an MMORPG, I know I'd be hopelessly addicted

Possible.  A friend of a friend didn't even play video games and he gave WoW a shot.  He got so addicted he flunked out of college.  I remember my friend saying he popped in his room one morning to ask him to breakfast and he was on his PC playing WoW while there was a naked girl from the previous night in his bed.  Strange priorities.

I don't think I ever got hooked.  I originally used it as a coping mechanism and it worked pretty great.  Don't know if I ever could say I was addicted though as nothing in my life suffered.

You know, I was thinking of getting into MMOs, but you've successfully scared me away from them. Luckily I got singleplayer MMOs to appease my thirst for grinding and item collecting.

Anyways, I'm surrently playing Phantasy Star Zero. Very fun game, btw, just like PSO. I kinda doubt it, but is there anyone here interested in playing this game online?
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 09, 2011, 09:03:06 AM
I started up Dead Island last night and I'm really liking it so far.  I jumped into multiplayer after the first 2 quests.  I also downloaded Crimson Alliance over XBLA after playing the demo.  It should satisfy for a while at least.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on September 09, 2011, 11:28:36 AM
Think I'm right near DXHR's end. The third boss was laughable even without augs. Just put on the grenade launcher and gunned him down that way.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on September 09, 2011, 11:46:40 AM
I think I'm near you. Never found grenade launcher but I got through easily with mines. Probably try to finish it tonight. Panchea is kind of weird. Especially since it's got a LIMB clinic that's open considering what's going on.
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Post by: Vanguard on September 09, 2011, 12:16:33 PM
Yeah it is my first mmo pretty much I've played some of those free ones befor it though, and I have two characters both level 3 paladins. One's a blood elf, and the other's a dranei

Ah, I see.  Paladins will get more fun at level 10 when you can start on your talent tree.

I'm scared to try an MMORPG, I know I'd be hopelessly addicted

Possible.  A friend of a friend didn't even play video games and he gave WoW a shot.  He got so addicted he flunked out of college.  I remember my friend saying he popped in his room one morning to ask him to breakfast and he was on his PC playing WoW while there was a naked girl from the previous night in his bed.  Strange priorities.

I don't think I ever got hooked.  I originally used it as a coping mechanism and it worked pretty great.  Don't know if I ever could say I was addicted though as nothing in my life suffered.

You know, I was thinking of getting into MMOs, but you've successfully scared me away from them. Luckily I got singleplayer MMOs to appease my thirst for grinding and item collecting.

Anyways, I'm surrently playing Phantasy Star Zero. Very fun game, btw, just like PSO. I kinda doubt it, but is there anyone here interested in playing this game online?

You can set controls on your account. Of course, you can always undo them, but if you want a way to manually control yourself, that is an option. Realistically, if you play to the end, you will rack up days worth of time on a character. I played WoW for one summer and got to level 70 back when that was the cap. I think I had three or four days logged in total, which isn't an unreasonable amount of time for me (I know people that have 300+ days).

Also, WoW is a game that suffers from diminishing returns very badly. The game gets to be super fun until you hit those last few levels. You level to the cap to get "e-peen" and then do the following: start a new toon, gear up for crazy PvP, or do raids, which I feel is where most people spend their time.

Also, the game rewards you for resting. If you leave your toon alone long enough, you gain double XP, which makes far more sense than grinding for twice as long. 
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on September 09, 2011, 01:44:51 PM
I think I'm near you. Never found grenade launcher but I got through easily with mines. Probably try to finish it tonight. Panchea is kind of weird. Especially since it's got a LIMB clinic that's open considering what's going on.

Oh, I forgot that the grenade launcher was a preorder bonus. I'm not used to those since I never pre-order. Anyway, I just got to Pancea, but I had to stop since it was like 2 am.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fei on September 09, 2011, 02:50:41 PM
Yeah it is my first mmo pretty much I've played some of those free ones befor it though, and I have two characters both level 3 paladins. One's a blood elf, and the other's a dranei

Ah, I see.  Paladins will get more fun at level 10 when you can start on your talent tree.

I'm scared to try an MMORPG, I know I'd be hopelessly addicted

Possible.  A friend of a friend didn't even play video games and he gave WoW a shot.  He got so addicted he flunked out of college.  I remember my friend saying he popped in his room one morning to ask him to breakfast and he was on his PC playing WoW while there was a naked girl from the previous night in his bed.  Strange priorities.

I don't think I ever got hooked.  I originally used it as a coping mechanism and it worked pretty great.  Don't know if I ever could say I was addicted though as nothing in my life suffered.

You know, I was thinking of getting into MMOs, but you've successfully scared me away from them. Luckily I got singleplayer MMOs to appease my thirst for grinding and item collecting.

Anyways, I'm surrently playing Phantasy Star Zero. Very fun game, btw, just like PSO. I kinda doubt it, but is there anyone here interested in playing this game online?

Surprisingly, I was still able to find random partners online.  I'd offer to play with you, but sadly, I don't want to play it just to play it.
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Post by: Fadedsun on September 09, 2011, 03:12:21 PM




Played Valley of Defilement for 5 min and fell to my death.

:(

Worst level in Demon's Souls. Luckily the first part is rather short before the first boss fight. The tricky part is getting there.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Akanbe- on September 09, 2011, 05:27:27 PM
Yeah it is my first mmo pretty much I've played some of those free ones befor it though, and I have two characters both level 3 paladins. One's a blood elf, and the other's a dranei

Ah, I see.  Paladins will get more fun at level 10 when you can start on your talent tree.

I'm scared to try an MMORPG, I know I'd be hopelessly addicted

Possible.  A friend of a friend didn't even play video games and he gave WoW a shot.  He got so addicted he flunked out of college.  I remember my friend saying he popped in his room one morning to ask him to breakfast and he was on his PC playing WoW while there was a naked girl from the previous night in his bed.  Strange priorities.

I don't think I ever got hooked.  I originally used it as a coping mechanism and it worked pretty great.  Don't know if I ever could say I was addicted though as nothing in my life suffered.

You know, I was thinking of getting into MMOs, but you've successfully scared me away from them. Luckily I got singleplayer MMOs to appease my thirst for grinding and item collecting.

Anyways, I'm surrently playing Phantasy Star Zero. Very fun game, btw, just like PSO. I kinda doubt it, but is there anyone here interested in playing this game online?

You can set controls on your account. Of course, you can always undo them, but if you want a way to manually control yourself, that is an option. Realistically, if you play to the end, you will rack up days worth of time on a character. I played WoW for one summer and got to level 70 back when that was the cap. I think I had three or four days logged in total, which isn't an unreasonable amount of time for me (I know people that have 300+ days).

Also, WoW is a game that suffers from diminishing returns very badly. The game gets to be super fun until you hit those last few levels. You level to the cap to get "e-peen" and then do the following: start a new toon, gear up for crazy PvP, or do raids, which I feel is where most people spend their time.

Also, the game rewards you for resting. If you leave your toon alone long enough, you gain double XP, which makes far more sense than grinding for twice as long. 

Starting a new character is kind of fun for a new player.  Switch to the other faction, find a new class (maybe magic instead of melee) and do it again.  You could always do a little PvP or other stuff on the side.

On another note, I got Tales of Xillia today!  So happy I got it before the weekend.  It came with a Millia Keychain that I'll never use, but hey, free stuff!  Can't wait to play it tonight!
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 09, 2011, 07:40:13 PM
I went to Gamestop for a sale and got 4 PS2 games for only $40. I got Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Dragon Quest VIII, Drakengard, and Drakengard 2. Too bad a friend of mine has the PS2 right now. I'll just have to wait till she returns it then.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Bytor on September 09, 2011, 09:52:37 PM
Drakengard...wow...that brings back many memories of getting my ass kicked, not sure I've ever died so much in a game
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Post by: kyuusei on September 09, 2011, 10:15:51 PM
Got Uncharted 1 and 2! I so need to finish DXHR first though.

Jubby: Nocturne
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Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 09, 2011, 10:18:08 PM
Nocturne is so tempting, but I really want to hack and slash my way through a disturbing story again. WHY IS LIFE FILLED WITH SO MANY HARD DECISIONS
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Post by: MeshGearFox on September 10, 2011, 12:12:08 AM
Up to the sunken ship in Anvil of Dawn. Gonna play Ultima 8 for a bit though, I think.

Also I just remembered how creepily detailed the genitalia was on the wolves in FFXII,
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Post by: Aeolus on September 10, 2011, 01:42:00 AM
I went to Gamestop for a sale and got 4 PS2 games for only $40. I got Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Dragon Quest VIII, Drakengard, and Drakengard 2. Too bad a friend of mine has the PS2 right now. I'll just have to wait till she returns it then.

Why in god's name did you get Drakengard 2? The gameplay is only marginally better than its (godawful) predecessor but all the dumb shit that the game pulls ruins that completely. Hell, the WTC factor that made the first game so playable in the first place has been substituted by a completely different WTC factor (namely in how fucking retarded the protagonists are in that game).

Take the game back (or sell it somewhere else), and read this (http://lparchive.org/Drakengard-2/) instead.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 10, 2011, 01:44:34 AM
I went to Gamestop for a sale and got 4 PS2 games for only $40. I got Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Dragon Quest VIII, Drakengard, and Drakengard 2. Too bad a friend of mine has the PS2 right now. I'll just have to wait till she returns it then.

Why in god's name did you get Drakengard 2? The gameplay is only marginally better than its (godawful) predecessor but all the dumb shit that the game pulls ruins that completely. Hell, the WTC factor that made the first game so playable in the first place has been substituted by a completely different WTC factor (namely in how fucking retarded the protagonists are in that game).

Take the game back (or sell it somewhere else), and read this (http://lparchive.org/Drakengard-2/) instead.

All the reviews I read on it seemed more positive. I still want to play it though. I don't think I'll be taking it back anytime soon. Took me long enough to locate a store with both games in stock and another 20 minutes just to get a confirmation that they did have it.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 10, 2011, 04:08:17 AM
I enjoyed Drakengard 2 though for what its worth I don't remember a thing about the main story except for the ridiculously stupid ending plot twist. It wasn't great in any sense of the word, but it was decent stupid fun. Though i completely hated Drakengard 1. You couldn't pay me to play that shit.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on September 10, 2011, 04:11:02 AM
I enjoyed Drakengard 2 though for what its worth I don't remember a thing about the main story except for the ridiculously stupid ending plot twist. It wasn't great in any sense of the word, but it was decent stupid fun. Though i completely hated Drakengard 1. You couldn't pay me to play that shit.

What if I were to tell you that unless you beat Drakengard by this Sunday, all the porn in the world would cease to exist*? *And more wouldn't be made.

Tried a bit more Etrian Odyssey, but got frustrated. There's a FOE on the third floor that I can't avoid but he's too tough to fight now. I guess I'll just finish mapping the second floor and see if I can complete some more quests to get new equipment.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Tomara on September 10, 2011, 04:24:40 AM

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All the reviews I read on it seemed more positive. I still want to play it though. I don't think I'll be taking it back anytime soon. Took me long enough to locate a store with both games in stock and another 20 minutes just to get a confirmation that they did have it.

It's all right, nothing special, just an okay game. Dragongard is still worth playing because it's so insane. The gameplay is monotonous, but the huge amount of crazy (and the awesome dragon) make it a memorable experience. Dragongard 2 is more like a paint by numbers JRPG with a 'hero' so unlikable you want to throw him off a bridge.
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Post by: Aeolus on September 10, 2011, 06:44:00 AM

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All the reviews I read on it seemed more positive. I still want to play it though. I don't think I'll be taking it back anytime soon. Took me long enough to locate a store with both games in stock and another 20 minutes just to get a confirmation that they did have it.

It's all right, nothing special, just an okay game. Dragongard is still worth playing because it's so insane. The gameplay is monotonous, but the huge amount of crazy (and the awesome dragon) make it a memorable experience. Dragongard 2 is more like a paint by numbers JRPG with a 'hero' so unlikable you want to throw him off a bridge.

That's basically the tl;dr. Drakengard 1 is an awful Dynasty Warrior clone (save for the final battle on the ending E path) but the plot is batshit insane in a can and the characters are awful in the best ways. Drakengard 2 is a less awful Dynasty Warrior clone but the plot is pants on head retarded in a can and the characters are awful in the worst ways.

It's telling of just how awful the plot and the characters are when one of your party members is the head honcho of the antagonists of the previous game, that her objective now is exactly the same as it was in the previous game (though the motive has changed from unleashing unspeakable horrors to memory loss due to severe brain damage), and the reason why the main character has turned coat and joined her cause is solely mostly due to her T&A (the other reasons include being a dumb sap who falls for the first sob story he sees and because the leader of his former organization wants to put the retard down because he's an idiot with command over a fuck off dragon and left to his own devices will inevitably fuck something vital up royally (which he does)).
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Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on September 10, 2011, 06:54:57 AM
I kind of get it now. I could never finish 1 because it's gameplay was so awful. I guess not knowing the plot of the first game helps 2 seem better. Anyways I stand by my belief that 2 is better than one those I'm basing it off not really even caring about the story. I just thought combat was a decent diversion.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Fadedsun on September 10, 2011, 08:17:58 AM
I enjoyed Drakengard 2 though for what its worth I don't remember a thing about the main story except for the ridiculously stupid ending plot twist. It wasn't great in any sense of the word, but it was decent stupid fun. Though i completely hated Drakengard 1. You couldn't pay me to play that shit.

What if I were to tell you that unless you beat Drakengard by this Sunday, all the porn in the world would cease to exist*? *And more wouldn't be made.

Tried a bit more Etrian Odyssey, but got frustrated. There's a FOE on the third floor that I can't avoid but he's too tough to fight now. I guess I'll just finish mapping the second floor and see if I can complete some more quests to get new equipment.

There's always a way to avoid fighting an FOE.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: Azrael on September 10, 2011, 10:47:20 AM
Beat Deus Ex. I don't know what to say. I supremely enjoyed the game, and will definitely replay it later. I missed a few sidequests, and of course want to see how the game plays out with some different choices made. The ending though...WHAT THE FUCK MAN!? They were definitely rushed. I watched all of them since it was literally a button press for each one (which honestly, I'm okay with since it "sort of" makes sense within the game, and I like that I don't have to play through the game 4 times to see them all). The implications for each ending were so big it would have been amazing to see a fully realized ending (even if the end of the game got crazy silly IMO). Hopefully there is more Deus Ex to come. And I'm definitely going to have to check out Deus Ex 1 now.
Title: Re: The NEW Game Journal
Post by: kyuusei on September 10, 2011, 02:41:31 PM
I also beat DXHR.... Lots to say, don't know where to start. Totally enjoyed the game, can't wait for the DLC. As for the endings.. I didn't hate