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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 27, 2015, 05:30:39 AM
FFVIII had me both facepalming and jumping with excitement (what can I say, I was a kid). I never beat it though.
I was always an OCD (obsessive completion disorder, not the other OCD :) ) player and an item hoarder, but had this habit of doing what I called an "experimental" run where I would stop checking every nook and cranny, go nuts with item consumption and just power through the game to see what happens next. Problem is, I took it a little too far and ended up in the final castle which I never beat (I think that I rarely saved the experimental runs). After that, I just couldn't be bothered to pick up from where I left off.
2  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 27, 2015, 05:17:29 AM
Beat Empress of the Empress Of The Deep. Having a hard time forcing myself to play anything lately and started getting into casual games a lot more. Still have the urge to pick up my FFXIII log and wrap it up. I need to finish up the Breath of Death VII stream as well (though its not like anyone watched past the first episode anyway :P ). So many loose ends... Ah well, maybe this weekend...
If I ever do get through FFXIII I'll give Legend of the Dragoon a go. It's not a bad game but it has just enough wrong with it to make a grumpy playlog.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 25, 2015, 08:42:48 AM
Say, did anyone wanna give me those "tips" to breaking FF8 that everyone talsk about?  I really wanna take a stab at it, and may do a journal on her one day...maybe. :/

A friend of mine who beat the steam version a while ago simply said "don't fight". Apparently, enemies scale with your level (even the big bad bosses) so if you avoid random encounters and just beef up your stats with junctions etc. you'll steamroll through most of the game. My memory is a little hazy on both the game mechanics and what he actually told me so take it with a grain of salt.
4  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 16, 2015, 03:36:50 PM
Just beat the Monty Python Killer Rabbit in the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. For a game I didn't think much of when I got it (came with a humble) I have to say, its really bloody good and I'm loving the optional stuff.
5  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 07, 2015, 04:30:01 PM
Beat "Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror - Remastered" today. It seems superior to the Directors Cut (in terms of remastering). It doesn't seem like they messed with the game content too much (if at all) and the comic book portraits are much better than the first games.
On to Broken Sword 3.
6  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Suikoden V on: March 07, 2015, 04:15:33 PM
Other than the loading times (every random encounter has a loading screen...), the game was a return to form. It really is the closest you'll come to the original two games.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: February 26, 2015, 03:34:25 AM
A humble list since I don't have too much time to game lately:
1.Detective Grimoire
2.Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Directors Cut
3.Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror - Remastered
4.Empress Of The Deep
5.Empress Of The Deep 2: Song Of The Blue Whale
6.Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement
8  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 26, 2015, 03:31:54 AM
Game says I'm about half way through Smoking Mirror. I love the "feel" of the game even if the story does require me to adapt an "ok, lets just go with that" attitude at times. It's hardly enough to stop me from enjoying it though, especially since the overall presentation it top notch, even for a game its age.
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 24, 2015, 04:41:19 AM
Made my way through Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars. Despite the Directors Cut being hit and miss at times, the game is still a joy to play.
I'm now making my way through Smoking Mirror Remastered which seems to be mostly in tact, and even appears to have gained a little from the remastering.

On a side note, I beat Detective Grimoire last week. It was ok, no real thrills but it was enjoyable enough to occupy my during a several hour bus trip without getting bored.
10  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Uncharted 4 on: February 12, 2015, 09:31:39 AM
Ohh, another fight in an Uncharted thread.

You call that a fight?

Anyways. Here's the hub of Game Informer coverage UC4 for anyone interested. The videos were also uploaded on their YouTube page, which are also in the 'Features/Interviews' playlist, I mention it only if anyone likes better to see videos there than at the site.

By these forums standards I do, which is a good thing.
Though, last time it happened CDFN was never heard from again.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: AURION : Legacy of the Kori-Odan on: February 11, 2015, 04:59:56 AM
This is actually looking rather good.
I like the art style and what I've seen of the gameplay, but a few more frames of animation would do it a world of good.
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 11, 2015, 03:28:12 AM
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Directors Cut.
Oddly enough, it actually seems to be a downgrade from the the original game, despite the added content.

I recall hearing this a lot. I'll likely just stick with the originals for all eternity. The mood is too great to ruin. For new entries though, I just got Angel of Death from steam weekly sale, since it apparently made it there at some point when I wasn't looking. Will probably start on it very soon and a few friends told good things about Serpent's Curse, so it's about time I catch up.

Then you might want to have a look at this weeks Humble Weekly Bundle
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 10, 2015, 10:05:20 AM
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Directors Cut.
Oddly enough, it actually seems to be a downgrade from the the original game, despite the added content.
The new "art" is mostly redundant and quite clearly clashes with the original games direction. I do like the new inventory, a little streamlined but it does the job just fine.
The Nico stuff is OK though it doesn't do much to expand the story and arguably breaks up the flow of the main game. At least the puzzles seem to be intact and don't appear to have been dumbed down or removed, which is what I fear most out of these "remasters" (Dracula games come to mind).

Overall, I don't think the directors cut did the game any favours, but even with the slight downgrade the game is still a joy to play.
14  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Uncharted 4 on: February 10, 2015, 09:55:15 AM
Ohh, another fight in an Uncharted thread. Is it that time of year already? My how time flies.
Anyhow, I'm assuming this is a PS4 exclusive, which is a shame because I'm not planning to pick up a console any time soon (and if I do it may, oddly enough, be a Wii U)
Would be nice to cap off the tetralogy (Unless the vita game counts, which would bring it up to five) but I'll make do with the three PS3 games.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 08, 2015, 09:56:34 AM
So this is happening:

"go to vogue.co.uk and type (on your keyboard) up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and watch what happens when you keep pressing A"



Tried it out: CONFIRMED.

It...actually does work... I'm not sure what to make of this. A gaming website I'd understand but Vogue?
Still, makes me want to try out the contra code on other sites now.
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