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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: February 03, 2015, 12:49:46 PM
I was in a similar mood last month and these were things I played then:

Gemini Rue (PC) - A science fictiony-ish noir 90s style adventure game. Fairly short (took me 5 hours to beat it) but with a neat twist.

Choice of the Deathless (PC, Kindle) - A digital choose-your-own-adventure book in which you play a lawyer in a world filled with sorcery, demons and all sorts of dark paranormal fun. In one playthrough I punched a god in the face, became a skeleton and started dating my tsundere rival.

Hatoful Boyfriend (PC) - Silly pidgeon dating sim game thing kept me on the edge of my seat.

Some adventure games I like:

The Night of the Rabbit - It's got cute talking animals, magic and it'll just about charm your socks off.

I have no mouth and I must scream - A dark and twisted adventure game from the 90s with five f'd up storylines involving mostly afwul people, because an insane super robot killed off pretty much every other human. It's definitely something different. And though it's in some ways dated (there's some trial and error involved to the point where you may have to replay an entire storyline or two to get a 'good' ending) it's a fascinating game.

And I second everyone who said Danganronpa / Another Code / Ghost Trick.
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Crazy Good Club Nintendo final hurrah deals on: February 03, 2015, 05:39:06 AM
Thanks, I found some. Going to send them to Dice. They may be expired, but it's worth a shot.

If I find any more (I've only checked the Nintendo published DS games - are they included with others as well?), I'll share them.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Crazy Good Club Nintendo final hurrah deals on: February 03, 2015, 03:11:33 AM
How does one get coins anyway? Are they codes on vouchers, like in Europe? If so, I should probably check if some of my American DS games have one. I can't use them, but some of you guys could...
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Crazy Good Club Nintendo final hurrah deals on: February 02, 2015, 04:09:00 PM
Same for the European. Digital stuff plus a few rare good collectibles. Got that Super Nintendo-style classic controller, that was nice. Oh, and I have this DS Lite sock I use for my 3DS. I've had that for years now, so I guess that was a good purchase.

The European Club store is a really sad place right now, but they did promise to add some extra stuff in the upcoming months. I'm hoping for something on the level of a Super Nintendo-style classic controller or at the very least some simple merchandise that will make my little cousin happy. I got him those decorative foam figures for his birthday last year and he told me he liked my present best :D (Kid is seriously easy to please, though. For months one of his favourite toys was a plastic bag with some Mario figures printed on it.)
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: February 02, 2015, 03:30:37 AM
Thanks, you two! I think I'll go with Summon Night: Twin Age. It's 15-20 hours long according to Howlongtobeat.com and that's good enough for me. If I'm still in the mood for handheld gaming, I'll probably play Z.H.P. after that. Had an urge to start that instead of Black Sigil anyway.

36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: February 01, 2015, 03:44:14 PM
I just finished up Black Sigil and it kinda left a bad taste in my mouth. I tried playing some Professor Layton to wash it away, but it turns out I'm in the mood for another handheld RPG. Preferable something (relatively) short and easy this time.

This is what's on my 'to play' shelf:
Blade Dancer (PSP)
Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman (PSP)
Glory of Heracles (DS)
Summon Night: Twin Age (DS)
Lost Magic (DS)
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 (GBA)
DemiKids: Light Version (GBA, already played Dark so kinda know what to expect)

So, what's fun? I want something that doesn't make me want to force the developer to spend quality time with my half-feral cat.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: February 01, 2015, 09:47:30 AM
1. Long Live the Queen
2. A Bird Story
3. Choice of the Deathless
4. Child of Light
5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
6. Reccetear
7. Fairune

8. Black Sigil
I don't get it. This game has so much potential, but it's nearly ruined by that stupidly high encounter rate. I really don't get it. This is obviously a labour of love, why get something so basic as this wrong? Sure, I get that the game is trying very hard to win the hearts of retro lovers and some older SNES games such as Breath of Fire had similar high encounter rates, but those games didn't feature puzzle dungeons. Besides, those encounter rates were never a good thing. At best they were something we put up with because there weren't that many other RPGs out there. High encounter rate are what we erase from a memories to make room for warm fuzzy nostalgic feelings. Some of the shoddy programming I can forgive (I got two copies of a legendary unique item and the game accidently skipped the first part of the final boss fight), but the developers clearly skipped Gamedesign 101 and now they need to pay by brushing their teeth and drink a whole glass of orange juice right after.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 27, 2015, 09:41:32 AM
No, but they did promise to be faster than usual. IIRC they're aiming for a summer release.
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 22, 2015, 04:32:00 PM
Every now and then I get the chance to take a look behind the screens at small events. Most are run by organisations that are barely making ends meet and you see some weirdly old tech put to work. Old laptops running XP everywhere.

Which makes sense, because you don't need more than that to run that home-baked karaoke programm everyone has been using for 10+ years, and as long as a system can run a simple database you're ready to check people in.

Still, that stuff is probably more modern than what the military is using. Back in 2006 my dad got an old laptop from a friend of his. He'd recently left the services and was allowed to take his work laptop home with him (I guess there wasn't anything important on it, because don't they usually smash the harddrive with a goddamn hammer to make sure no outsider gets their hands on the contents?), but didn't have any use for it, because - wait for it - it was the definition of obsolete. I don't remember the specs, but that things was running Windows 95 and it was not doing a great job. We played around with it for a while, running some really old games on it and it died not long after. Saddest part was that it still sported the Defensie logo but we had to scrub it off :(
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Completion List 2015 on: January 22, 2015, 06:20:28 AM
It's a new year! Anyone finish any games yet? I did and I need a place to brag (j/k).

1. Long Live the Queen
So many dumb ways to die... that princess deserves her own song. Finding new ways to kick the bucket is a lot of fun, though. Actually living long enough to see your own coronation takes some trial and error, but I didn't mind that very much since you can skip text you've already read (but be careful not the skip anything you haven't).

2. A Bird Story
See, you don't need loads of polygons for emotions! 16-bit style graphics work just fine.

3. Choice of the Deathless
Okay, imagine Ace Attorney set in, I dunno, Shin Megami Tensei and it's not a VN but a digital choose-your-own-adventure book. This is a thing you can play. Isn't it awesome that this is a thing you can play?

4. Child of Light
Charming, but it tried a little too hard. I'm no expert, but half of the rhymes felt off. Flying around, however, was amazing and something I want to do in more games,.

5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
This is some Japanese RPGmaker game recently released on Steam. The art felt a bit retro and basic, but the use of colour was nice. I also liked the battle system, which is based on rock-paper-scissors. The game can be very heavy on random encounters, though, which sometimes sucks the fun out of it. The story is divided into chapters and you choose which one you want to play in a special menu. Sadly, there's no replaying old chapters (what's the point of chapter selection then?) and since many of the side chapters have a good and a bad ending, you might screw yourself over. Perfectionists should stay away until there's a good walkthrough available.

6. Reccetear
Should have played this much earlier, because capitalism is fun! I'd pay good money for a game that's half this, half Atelier.

7. Fairune
This was very much an impulse buy (2,99 on 3DS, free for iOS and Android), and I planned on playing 15-30 minutes before bedtime, but that quickly turned into two hours and I went to sleep rather late last night. Whoops. What's so great about this thing? It's like a bite-sized 2D Zelda game with some light Ys-like fighting thrown in (you bump into enemies to defeat them and the final boss makes it rain energy bullets and beams while you should magic sword beams at him). If you're looking for something short, cute and fun, this game is great.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: January 18, 2015, 03:22:58 PM
This was really unexpected... I saw her at an animeconvention just 7 months ago. She had very short hair back then, but that doesn't have to mean anything. Plus, she was performing on stage. People with lungcancer don't usually give concerts. So, yeah, unexpected. I hope her last months were good...
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 16, 2015, 03:34:45 AM
Believe me when I say this thing chuuuuugs. >.<; Online games like League or Hearthstone I can run on the utmost low settings. Something like Civ V would make this processor explode. XD

Uhm, that's actually not much worse than what I've got and I spend a decent chunk of my gaming time on it.

43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 15, 2015, 04:24:54 PM
Hey, no need to stop gaming. There are a lot of fun games with extremely low system requirements.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 15, 2015, 03:48:49 AM
They're easier to find in Europe and Japan, though it does look like some stores are waiting for new shipments (or they're scalpers with a store simply looking to make a quick buck off people who spend to much time on American sites and got caught up in the craze). My guess is that Nintendo of America severely underestimated the demand, which is kinda understandable. I mean, Marth? Sure. Wii Fit Trainer? WTF.

Doesn't mean retailer exclusive Amiibos aren't dickmoves though.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 13, 2015, 03:46:57 PM
And the glasses are off. We're doomed.

(Yay, Jade! :D )
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