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Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Heroes of the Storm Thread
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:51:01 PM »
Yeah it's fine to play for awhile but IMO once you have tried all the characters the only thing left is the hyper repetitive MOBA style gameplay which I don't care for...

Pretty much the gist of every online multiplayer game. We aren't talking about an MMO here, the gameplay loop's the main attraction. With that said, I like it so far. Very fast-paced, compared to League of Legends, at least, but the community's much more chill in comparison. Seriously, I heard League's community was bad, but even on co-op vs. AI I'm getting grief. :/ That entire mode is just there to practice. You kind of have to expect that the people you're playing with might still be learning the ropes...

Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Guild Wars 2 (Path of Fire comes out 9/22)
« on: September 22, 2017, 12:56:39 AM »
Second expansion, first was something of Thorns or whatever. It's a fantastic game if you like freedom and variety of content, but the combat can be a bit tough at times, very action-oriented.

You're speaking my language. I'll have to give it a look, then.

Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Guild Wars 2 (Path of Fire comes out 9/22)
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:20:18 PM »
Yeah Guild Wars 2 is easily my favorite MMO.  I love FF14 but man sometimes it lacks in the content department.  Def playing a  lot of PoF when it releases next Friday.

Yeah, FF14 was a blast, but I'm no longer a subscriber, and I'll probably hold off until a the next expansion or two. Never tried Guild Wars (first or second), is Path of Fire the first expansion?

Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Heroes of the Storm Thread
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:18:16 PM »
Actually gave this game another shot recently, and found some characters I like. It's mostly been smooth sailing now, though I'm mostly sticking to co-op vs. AI for now.

General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:18:19 PM »
I'm on board with this, but I agree with Tomara that we need another true turn-based Front Mission instead of just spin-offs. At least this sounds really cool. I love how you can play as a grunt soldier in a mecha game, making it more clear that they're just a facet of a military instead of the uber-weapons a lot of anime make them out to be.

General Discussions / Re: Humble Bundle
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:28:29 PM »
"Very Positive Bundle" <- includes games with depressing themes or otherwise dark elements.

Sorry, I couldn't help but laugh at that. :P

General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:08:03 PM »
So apparently this is a thing.  A Little Witch Academia game that actually looks decent that combined adventure elements with...Dragon's Crown-style brawling.

No, seriously.  The combat is very reminiscent of Dragon's Crown.  And I know Dragon's Crown didn't invent that style but it's about the only contemporary example since it's a style of gameplay that has largely died out.

Okay, haven't seen the TV series, but that was one I largely ignored figuring it wouldn't be anything interesting outside of fanservice (as in "for fans of the anime" this time). Think I'll check that out, especially since I just established that a Dragon's Crown on PS4 would be interesting, but redundant for my collection.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:05:19 PM »
Hey, if anyone's interested in a game called Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics, let me know. I got a spare key for the Closed Alpha tests on PS4...just thought I'd throw that out there.

Bah, guess I'll post the info link:

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 16, 2017, 11:51:26 PM »
Hold the presses people: Mickey's playing an RPG!

But seriously, I picked up Eliminage: Original for the 3DS, and I'm having an okay time with it. Just completed the intro segment, and now the game has opened up drastically. Looking forward to seeing where this goes, though it'll likely be slow-going, since I'm still maining, like, 5 online Free-to-play games, plus Street Fighter V and Overwatch.

General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:15:23 PM »
Dragons' Crown on PS4!

I'd only be interested if there was new content, though...although, my TV is at a great viewing point from my bed...

Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:07:51 PM »
Whenever people are asked what fiction universe they'd want to live in, they usually reply stuff like Star Wars, Star Trek or Lord of the Ring...
I want to live in the universe of Gundam Built.

I mean, if Gundam model battles are the most important thing in the world, you just know every problem ever has already been solved.

Actually watched the two episodes of Gundam Build Fighters: Battleogue without watching the rest. Had a good time, at least with the excessive fan-wankery.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:40:51 PM »
Haven't played any singleplayer games in a long time, but I've been trying to diversify my playing roster as of late. In other words: I'm actually not just playing Overwatch every free minute I get, like I had the past few month an a half. :P It's still on the roster, though, I've just been limiting myself to a couple matches or so every so often. I love it, of course, but it crowding out everything else. So, without further ado:

Paladins (PS4) - The game I tried to get into after Overwatch. According to the devs, they wanted to make something more akin to Team Fortress 2 with elements of MOBAs like League of Legends, which certainly fits the bill so far. I bought the Founder's Pack, so I'll get every character from now on, and I think I've come to appreciate every character so far, despite there being over 30 characters on the roster (whereas Overwatch has 25). It's still not great - the game's still in Beta on 3 platforms, and the devs had to go back to the drawing board after their initial public tests, going from 12 characters to 31 in a little over a year (their initial plan was just offering a variety of playstyles using cards, which is still there, but most play fine even with their basic setup, and there's an autobuy function for items that I literally never have to turn off). There's also a ton of bugs, especially these past few days. I think I'll wait a few months for them to get it right. I had hoped the latest patch would fix everything, just created more problems. :/ Bit of a shame, since it was fun, and faster-paced than Overwatch (bigger maps, more movement skills, healing while out of battle, and you ride in on horses after every respawn. It can get really hectic if you don't have a tank or healer. Which happens a lot since there are 4 classes and it's 5v5). Once they work out the kinks, I think this could become another long-time favorite of mine.

Paragon (PS4) - Decided recently to try getting into MOBAs again, since Heroes of the Storm overwhelmed me back in April. Remembered this one was on consoles, and figured it might try to teach me how to play it more than HotS or my vague recollections of League did. Suffice to say, it did the trick.Had way more fun with it than I thought I would, and all while compromising less than I thought it would. It's a fairly by the numbers 3rd-person interpretation of MOBAs (as in, "It's League of Legends in 3rd Person" was basically it's only notable gimmick), with remarkably little lore or obvious personality to its world and characters, so my initial impressions were that it was stale and uninteresting. But I kept up with it, and really came to appreciate it. I guess it helps that all of the characters are unlocked by default, so no grinding for ages just to get the character you want. I still suck at it, though. It helps that it actually specifies and explains various MOBA terms that HotS would beat me over the head with like they were common knowledge, but it doesn't explain which character is better at being a "carry" or an "assassin", or even "support". There's also no heal spell or any quick-healing method, the kill count piles up easy if you don't know what you're doing. So it explained the basics, but I'll need something else to learn more advanced tactics.

...and yes, I tried looking it up. This game isn't that popular, so most of the info I found were 6+ months out of date, and they revamped their card/gem system (character augmenting system)...I wanna say back in May? After everyone stopped caring, I guess. I still get into matches fairly easily, I just have no idea where to actually look for specific info without searching through a mountain of flame-wars of reddit...also, it's PC/PS4 crossplay, and the PC players are just as rude as I've heard LoL can be. Spent the last match watch my team fight amongst themselves instead of fighting the enemy team. One even accused me of leaving the match, presumedly because of my kill/death ratio, and even claimed to report me. It's frustrating enough losing without jerks like that causing problems. I like the game, but I'm reminded that the community was the biggest turn-off for MOBAs. Oh well, there's an option to turn off team-chat, IIRC, so I'll just deal with it that way.

Heroes of the Storm - Decided that I had learned enough about the basics to try this again, pretty good, I just don't like the announcers on some maps. Seriously, I don't think there's anything wrong with the game, it's just that every map has some creepy reverb-heavy voice telling me to collect some kind of tribute for them, like I'm serving Satan or something. And they never shut-up, either, it's obnoxious and discomforting. And here I avoided DOTA 2 just because of how creepy its characters look. I'm almost to the point where I might spend real money on the custom announcers just so I don't get nightmares. I mean, with all these Hurricanes lately, it's making me feel like I'm slaughtering southern Florida or something...yeesh...I'll take D.Va's L33t-speak over that any day...

With that said, it reminded me a lot of Starcraft, so I bought the Starcraft II Battle Chest while it was on sale, and also downloaded the original Starcraft Anthology, which is apparently available for free through Think those'll be my next singleplayer games.

Hearthstone - Trying to get back into this. It's still super fun, but I've been out of the game so long that a lot of my old decks were no longer useable in standard mode (balancing issues, apparently), so I've gotta spend a lot of time with the starter decks before I delve into deck-making again. That's a lot of trial and error, anyways. Definitely a breath of fresh air compared to HotS and Paragon. A lot more laid-back, instead of weird and creepy.

Ascension (iOS) and Star Realms (iOS) - Two other card games, this time deck-builders, that I'll occasionally play while I'm waiting for something. Not much to say, just felt it was worth noting.

League of Legends - Finally decided to give this another go, and I'm really excited!...except it took a while to download, and my computer died after I played the tutorial. Hope that's not an omen...

Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:17:38 AM »
Buckle up people, Aria's getting DUBBED

Works for me. I always felt Aria was the kind of relaxing show you could fall asleep to....I mean that in a good way, honestly. <_<

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII Delayed on PC
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:43:30 PM »
Huh, take your time. If I've learned anything from PC games, it's that a stable release is better than a rushed released. I know some don't agree, but I guess that's why you offered a refund. I know I had to pass on a few games because the initial release was buggy and I couldn't find any info on whether or not they were fixed later on.

General Games / Re: Underrated Classic Games
« on: September 10, 2017, 04:39:16 PM »
there was a graveyard where a dwarf tripped on his beard

Correction: Tripping on his beard was what put him in the graveyard in the first place. :P

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