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Double post but I just wanted to say that both Steam and GOG are having a Halloween sale right now.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 26, 2017, 03:44:44 PM »
My interest may be waning.

Glassjawsh is talking more about the early few games. The DS remakes brought the games up to modern standards somewhat. 8 is just a really fun jrpg, althouh I have not played it since the PS2.




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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 26, 2017, 02:54:56 PM »
I would go for either Dragon Quest 5 or 8. They are both great games but I would probably lean more towards 8 for a first timer. I have a huge soft spot for 7 but I can't say how much of that is nostalgia. 5 is out for DS while 8 is out for PS2 and 3DS.

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Happy Death Day was a lot better than I was expecting. I was worried the trailer spoiled too much but there was a lot more to the movie.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:48:50 PM »
Prey

Having a lot of fun so far. I am currently trapped in the Trauma Centre. Died a lot fighting the two creatures here. Hopefully I can sneak out and come back later. Game really gives me a System Shock vibe.

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GOG are giving away Stronghold and A.D. 2044 for free.

https://www.gog.com/






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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:39:03 AM »
Etrian Odyssey
Got the urge to restart the original. Decided to shake things up a bit by using a combat medic, A survivalist that only focuses on gathering skills and an alchemist. Doubt I will play it to completion but hopefully I will beat the second stratum. Having fun so far although I am only on the third floor.

Kingdom Hearts 2
I keep trying to get into it but the beginning is just so slow and seems to take forever. I did enjoy it on my very first playthrough but knowing everything that is going to happen just makes it drag on. I really liked the ps2 version so I know if I can just power through Twilight Town I will probably be able to stick with it to the end.

Atelier Meruru Plus
Started this after reading the posts Klutz made . I have beaten the ps3 version so I kind of know what to expect. They seem to have risen development costs for kingdom upgrades but so far things are going well. Just go the 30,000 population requirement and am setting things up to be able to access the last boss and get the normal ending. Modis ruins gave me a bit of trouble but I managed to get through it after upgrading my items a bit.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: March 10, 2017, 05:04:18 PM »
Mass Effect 2
Just three more characters to recruit. One is greyed out so I will probably not be getting them before the next story mission. Going to try to do everything available before continuing the story. It doesn't feel like the last mission is next but a lot of the characters are nervous and warning me to recruit/upgrade.

Pokemon Yellow
Beat the Elite 4. I was pretty under leveled with most pokemon being high 30s but Gyarados with Surf/Fire Blast/Thunderbolt tore through everyone not named Lance.  The game was pretty easy for the most part. Movement speed is horrible, like really, really bad. I did enjoy the puzzles though. Blue is probably my favourite rival. The guy is a complete douch. Nice change from later rivals/BFF.

Atelier Firis
Game crashed on me after a good chunk of gameplay. My only save was an hour or so in. I think I will just restart from the beginning. Going to save every time I visit the atelier from now on. I was enjoying it a lot but the loss of playtime really soured my opinion.

Hotline Miami 2
I have lost whatever skills I had gained from beating the first one. Just as fun as I remember. Never would have gotten it if the first had not released on Playstation Plus.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: March 08, 2017, 05:28:47 PM »
Mass Effect 2
Really liking it. Loyalty and recruitment missions are great but it feels like the quality of the main story took a hit with so much focus being put on them. I kind of regret playing it so soon after the first game. There are a lot of call backs to the first game that didn't hit me as hard as they probably would have. On the bright side, I think I catch most of the references. Miranda and Joker's faces seem a bit off but everyone else looks great. I also love how much banter there is between Sheppard and the crew.

Pokemon Yellow
Just got the second badge. I have been rushing through it a bit which has made me under leveled. Butterfree and Oddish saved the day for me though. I don't think I will use the three starters this time around.

Portal
The game was still really fun but it wasn't as great as I remembered. I think it was partly due to knowing what was going to happen and partly the sequel clouding my memories.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: February 19, 2017, 07:16:57 AM »
Medievil Resurrection

The gameplay is clunkier than I remember but it is still really fun. There seems to be a lot of minor differences from the PS1 version. Bosses are pretty different from one another. I can't really comment on the puzzle difficulty as I still remember most of the solutions.

Mass Effect

The story missions are great but the combat areas for the side missions are pretty awful. The characters are great. The aliens act too much like humans but it kind of makes sense. It would be too difficult to make them relatable if they acted too alien. Kaidan > Ashley

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Clearing out the last few High Rank port quests I have. Things are going to get a lot harder from here on out.

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I have been binging Red Dwarf lately. Currently up to season seven. Really enjoying it. Season 1 and 2 are probably my favorite although Cat is way better in the later seasons.

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General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2017
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:44:49 AM »
1. Items Kingdom Shop
2. Fallout: New Vegas
3. Diablo 3
4.Goat Simulator
5. Dark Souls 3
6. Dark Souls
7. Demon Souls
8. Pokemon Yellow
9.Portal
10. Mass Effect
11. Atelier Firis
12. Hyper dimensional Neptunia Rebirth 1
13. Lost Diension
14. Nier
15. Nier Automata
16. Final Fantasy XII

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General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please!
« on: February 14, 2017, 04:27:07 AM »

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 26, 2017, 07:00:26 AM »
Dark Souls 3

Just beat the last boss. The game was fun. Most of the bosses were great. I wasn't a huge fan of the Curse-Rotted Greatwood or the giant skeleton with the bracelets though. The NPC quests were great. I really liked Siegward.

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General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2017
« on: January 16, 2017, 01:00:04 PM »
1. Items Kingdom Shop

It was alright. It was worth the money but it didn't scratch that Recettear itch that I had.

2. Fallout: New Vegas

I had a lot of fun with it. There are a lot of aspects like the speech system in it that I preferred over Fallout 4. That said, I wasn't fond of how they just blocked off where ever they didn't want you to go with difficult monsters. They really wanted you to follow their path to the Strip. Even fully patched, the game was still buggy. I had to reload every few hours.

3. Diablo 3

It was alright. I wasn't too gone on the story but it is not like the previous games were any better. I did like talking to the Scoundrel and Templar in between quests. Legendary items seemed pretty common too. I may go back eventually to try the harder difficulties and other things but right now, I am burned out.

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