Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Klyde Chroma

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 157
Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: Yesterday at 08:02:24 AM »
But what about slipping on rocks when it rains?

That right there wins my "dumb gameplay mechanic of the year" award. All the funnier that something so frustrating as the rock slippage be incorporated in a game otherwise so fantastically done.

Now that you have me musing over it, I'd go so far as to call it darkly comedic.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:26:01 PM »
I haven't been journal-ing in for a moment on account of **life**

However I must do my civic duty as a member of the community, a ninja and a gamer to report:

BREATH OF THE WILD: Finished this up and I gotta say I am thrilled I lived long enough to experience the evolution of a franchise to this degree of excellence. I guess folks were not lying when they said "Ittttzzz da BEST EVAAAA!!!!!" because it truly was fantastic.

I haven't a bad word to say about the title even if ya squeezed me for one.

Oh except for the amount of travel time that is actually spent climbing things too slowly. So maybe ONE complaint.

That is all. Carry on!

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:52:37 PM »

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

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

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

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

If however, playing lots o PS1 era stuff is priority and said titles are available on PSN I'd track one of these down.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:17:53 PM »

I had a 1st gen that worked for years... Although sometimes it would randomly stop spinning, and thus my game would freeze at the next load.

Cripes I remember my Sega CD doing the SAME thing!!!! I also remember having terrible connectivity issues with my 32x upon release and driving my parents crazy to try and fix it so I could play Doom.

Horizon Zero Dawn: Must be the week for me to beat games cause this one is fin-ee-to. In and of itself that is silly-weird considering how slow I play through titles.

Hard to find much to complain about. Game was brilliant aside from the terribly awkward facial features. I can't believe people bitched about Mass Effect Andromeda faces and let this one slide. Seriously not one attractive looking human being throughout it's entirety. I'm gonna chalk it up to everyone gets ass-ugly post doomsday thanks to getting dealt a lousy hand in the new gene pool.

Bonus points for incorporating 1 token gay NPC and 1 lesbian for good measure.

However the title loses points for having 3 or 4 cut-scenes where outfits change to suit the FMV that could have easily been "in game" sequences like the other 98% of everything. Stupid gripe but that is seriously immersion breaking for me and could have been avoided here.

Great combat, great world, excitingly original concept, an MC that is tough to not really feel for and fantastic pacing seal the deal for me. I think what truly propelled the title into being a cut-above though was the fact that it respected my time and didn't over-stay it's welcome which is a scarcity in the realm of sandbox titles. Games like this intimidate me more often than coax me into wanting to explore every corner of the map.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:32:24 AM »
@Mickeymac92 -- All I gotta say is Tekken 7 is awesome. Although I am not gonna defend the bowling. I mean, I can't even bowl as my mondo-awesome klyde-lee kustimization.. What the hell is that about? Oh and I wish I didn't suck so bad at fighting games.... there is that too.

@Rook -- I share in your sentiments. The thing about FF/Chrono remakes and ol' JRPG's of yesteryear is quite simply I've been spoiled by modern convention. Games have just gotten TOO good for me to find appreciation for much beyond the art and music of older titles. The charm may still be there but it isn't enough for me to ignore what I COULD be playing nowadays.

Or that one Genesis game that came out a few years back that was basically an indie devs' Deviant Art OC adventures through Godwin's notes and was sexually predatory enough to sound like it came from a big time Hollywood movie exec (and also littered with mismatched assets stolen from wherever the devs could nick them from).

That made me "Lol"... Thank you Aeolus.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:40:05 AM »
Mario Odyssey: BEAT IT!!

What can I say, Mario seldom ceases to disappoint but he really shined here. This was/is easily my favorite of the entire franchise.

That stated, what astounds me on a personal level as a gamer is this proved another entry in my "klyded top 10 games ever". A year ago that list would have almost entirely have been populated with titles quite old and I sit typing this now knowing full well Mario Odyssey, Nier Automata, FF XV and Horizon Zero Dawn all would make the cut.

By golly, I'm beginning to think this hobby is becoming more enjoyable as the years roll by. Just took the developers all these years to really knock em out of the park for me the way they did in the 16-32 bit era. In reflection now, I finally feel comfortable stating that post that era (moving into the 3rd dimension, realism and polygons) really did begin a loooong, awkward and UGLY leg of gaming history for me. I guess what I'm trying to say is this hobby really was not as fun or pretty looking as it was when I was a kid for some time but it sure is now (and then some).

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: December 30, 2017, 02:06:10 PM »

I think you had it right the first time, bro.  Just because they have a tiny function in-game doesn't mean you're not littering your house with pointless trinkets.  Spend your money how you will, of course, but as an adult hobby, figurine collection seems like one of the least practical and least beneficial of them all.

Well now, I never said I was against toy/figurine collecting. Amiibos themselves were a turn off for me. No no my friend, I've made a fortune off of collecting, buying and re-selling toys. I'd never stop. When I made the move to a private studio as an artist going into business strictly for myself I funded the entire thing with my PS2 collection and import figurines, the collection was like money in the bank that appreciated value far faster than anything I could have predicted.

Second up was my collections of ninja turtles and power rangers.

See, the key is non-attachment my friend. Enjoy em on a shelf now but don't be afraid to sell when the time is right. It looks like the Pink Ranger but in truth it is a dollar-saved!!!!

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: December 29, 2017, 02:27:46 AM »
I literally have a notepad document where I assign consoles or themes to each day of the week and the current game I'm working on for that console or theme

This made me feel soooooo much better about how the calendar on my phone reads! (BIG)LOL

Seriously, thank you for making me feel less bat-shit-crazy OCD than I in fact am.

Now I have another confession. I think amiibo's are fantastic. This makes me hypocrite as I was the first to shake a stick at the cash-grab-toy gimmick. OK, so maybe I downright denounced the concept. Thing is, now actually using them, the idea of collecting figurines that actually do something in game gives me the perfect reason to put something on a shelf and I am enamored.

MARIO ODYSSEY-- The swimming mechanics here are to be commended. Tough to find a game with such fine fishy gameplay.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: December 25, 2017, 12:10:25 AM »
Client gave me a Nintendo Switch for Christmas. I am totally won over, Nintendo has me on board with them all over again (first time since I was a kid I actually LOVED a Nintendo console).

Also to my surprise, after sampling a few games including Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey was the game that "blew me away". Easily my pick for my first Switch title. My only gripe is the incorporation of some motion controls because I've NEVER been able to enjoy that use of my peripheral... just feels wrong and awkward to shake the hell out of my controller.

Looks like I need to rethink how I allocate my time to my games. Thinking, Nintendo and PC on the weekends and Sony on the weekdays. Making the tough life decisions that truly matter here.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
Horizon Zero Dawn -- I'm so addicted to this game it is disgusting. While I have loved every moment thus far, I must contend that this game sports some of the most terrible/awkward facial animations ever. EVERYONE IS UGLY and it is sort of funny in a way it is not supposed to be.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:53:38 AM »
Grand Kingdom is the most underrated SRPG I have ever played. I can't believe more people didn't flip out over this game.

I tried the demo and it was so aggressively confusing I gave up right away.  Are you saying I should give it another shot?  Grand Knights History was all OVER my radar years ago before the localization was scrapped and we never got to see it.

The game only comes across as morbidly complex at first. In truth, it's complexity is more a result of the fact that there is nothing else like it and thus no potentiality for familiarity. A few hours of fussing with it and you realize (just like most other JRPGs) many of it's various systems and mechanics are not entirely necessary for progression. Now that isn't to say they "tacked on" stuff purely for the sake of complexity (which I can't stand in games) but rather made it so one can chose to really explore the depth of the title or just enjoy the narrative.

What does it do right? Fantastic combat and character creation. Gorgeous spritework. Where does it go terribly wrong?? Well, the narrative is just an excuse to do things (shallow as hell) and the voice acting is wee bit off (cringe worthy). Thankfully you can just pop-on jap audio and solve the latter problem.

It is tough for me to say outright "yea give it another shot" if you didn't like it. However, if the ONLY thing that barred you from entry was fear of arbitrary and illogical mechanics then fear not. It boils down to whether or not the idea of superb turn-based combat and character creation trips your trigger and if that is the case then don't hesitate.

Another note entirely...

I take back what I said about playing South Park. Amusing as it is, I just can't dedicate myself to it/ care about it. Then again I should have known considering I've never had an apatite for comedy in any capacity and the gameplay suuuuuuure is NOT the selling point here.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:43:24 AM »
So I tried South Park Stick of Truth.

Should be noted, I never liked South Park.

That stated, I think this game is pretty hilarious. Funny thing about it is, I sort of appreciate the fact that I don't "get it" (all the shows references) so it comes across as abysmally random to me.

In other news....

Grand Kingdom is the most underrated SRPG I have ever played. I can't believe more people didn't flip out over this game.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:35:32 AM »

Or, as is the case with most games, I'm just terrible at it.

God, I have the SAME problem. I say to myself "I've been playing games for like 25 years now, am I ever gonna get good at this?" then I pick up any shooter or fighter and realize "No... I most certainly am NOT ever gonna get good at this..."

I like to think I'm better at enjoying games then most are at playing them though, so there is that.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 07, 2017, 12:10:48 AM »
Tried a bunch of titles to see what I was "feeling" before settling on something to dedicate myself to. Dragons Dogma, The Witcher 3, Cosmic Star Heroine Girl, Tearaway Unfolded (don't laugh at me!!!) and even Brawlhalla.

Finally for some odd reason I impulse bought Horizon Zero Dawn and I am soooo glad I did.

Decision made.

Horizon ZD is all sorts of good. If for no other reason than its sheer brilliant originality. It sports a brand of fiction that just hasn't been done 101 times and that alone makes it refreshing right out of the gate.

Thought I would, at the very least, have a hard time enjoying the MC. Wrong again. Aloy (the main chickee protag) is very easy to assume the role of and immediately feel emotionally invested in for me personally.

It is only initial impressions here of course, but they are pretty promising.

NOTE: All the other games I tried were real winners too and totally on my list. Ok, well I might pass on Tearaway... they make me shine my "light" on the screen via motion controls... I still can't imagine how anyone finds any form/derivative of motion peripheral fun.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 30, 2017, 11:26:54 PM »

Well I am relieved that my distaste for Persona 5 didn't get me strung up and pelted with rocks.

Truly feels like...

Be careful bad-mouthing Persona anywhere else, boys.  Doing so is treated as illegal.

@Kevadu -- I too am a huge fan of P3 but it is for the very reasons you express that I enjoyed it so much (it was NEW). In other words, I had enough of it by the end of the game thus P4 and P5 are just too much for me.

Although I concede that P5 especially did perfect what they were trying to do, I just can't take anymore.

If P6 came out tomorrow I wouldn't even look at it. I have the same problem with the Souls games. Loved Souls 2, BB, and Souls 3 but I am satiated. If Souls 4 were to come to be a thing, I would not sign up.

At the end of the day I realize I need that feeling of fascination to be really enamored with a game. It is a large component of why the SNES era into the Ps1 was such a fantastic time but I can't go back and enjoy those titles in the same sense.

Conversely that "fascination factor" is why I found FFXV and Nier so enjoyable. It isn't that games have to try that hard to please me, they just need to go out into left field a bit to do it if that makes any sense.

DRAGONS DOGMA -- gave the PS4 remaster a whirl. Wowee now THIS is a good remaster if nothing else. Feels completely modern barring some outdated hair physics.

I feel as though I may stick with it this time. To reference my aforementioned points, the game feels the same but different enough for me to be excited to see what it continues to offer. Doesn't hurt that within the first few hours you already have a sense of epic enemies and combat which is really what I'm in the mood for at present.

MODIFIED -- If anyone wants to delete my erroneous double post and spare me from looking like I don't know how to use the forums after being a member for x-amount of years that'd be fantastic. (sorry)

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 157