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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 24, 2014, 08:50:33 AM
DmC was cheap, so I bought it. Its surprisingly not terrible, in fact, I'd even say its rather good.
17  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: March 24, 2014, 05:48:33 AM
Fishing this thread out of obscurity because I finally got around to playing it (What can I say, it was cheap and I forgot about me Capcom boycott because they haven't done anything to piss me off in a while) and I don't think theres any reason to make a new topic.
Seeing as I wasn't blown away with the direction Ninja Theory took during development, I have to give credit where credit id due, its a fun game. The fighting is fast and fluid like you would come to expect from a DMC game. You unlock just enough goodies early on to give you plenty of variety from pretty much the beginning of the game. Pacing is pretty good, and though you get quite a bit to work with after the first few missions the game still has a thing or two up its sleeve to keep the feeling of character progression alive. Cant say how well this holds up for the rest of the game, or how long the game is since I'm not entirely certain how far from the end I am. The odd part is that I'm actually enjoying the story as well, and even like the new Dante. Its got some of the crazy/badass/over the top moments elements, but its a little more coherent and the characters are a little more "believable". I wouldn't say this is better or worse than the original, just different though still keeping some key character traits in common.
Overall, so far I'm pleasantly surprised.
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 19, 2014, 11:48:14 AM
Mostly Natural Selection 2, some Hearthstone and Path of Exile. Not much time for anything else. Still getting around to giving FFXIII another chance.
19  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Flappy Bird MMO on: February 19, 2014, 11:44:00 AM
I'm still trying to figure out how you can make a simple game about flying between some pipes (with what appear to be borrowed art assets), plop it on the android store and end up making an estimated $50k a day.
20  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on: February 19, 2014, 11:39:47 AM
Its a game Ive added to my backlog of games that I intend to buy and add to my backlog.
21  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Path of Exile on: February 19, 2014, 11:36:03 AM
Ive fallen into the trap of spamming the same skill over and over again, problem is that it works and I don't really have any incentive to start mixing things up. Its a game I like to launch every once in a while and hope I get something nice and shiny out of a run, but it gets too repetitive to warrant extended periods of play time. Still, I can't deny that its a great, well put together game. The skill grid is mind boggling and Im pretty sure that without some massive number crunching or build guide you can bork up your character fairly quickly. Good thing they give you some free respec points.
22  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 19, 2014, 11:23:33 AM
I really need to give the tales games a go. Its sad that there was a time where I could be fussy, spoiled and picky about what I play and now I'm pretty much left to scavenge for anything that at least resembles the games I liked.
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Help me get caught up on the last 13 years. on: February 19, 2014, 11:19:31 AM
The good news is that if you own a PS2 you pretty much have what you need to catch up. Thats also the bad news. Handhelds are probably where you should look if you want anything that resembles the golden years of jRPGs. PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii got a few games here and there but most of them are either action RPGs or have real time action battle systems with AI controlled teammates. If you aren't into that, you're mostly out of luck on those systems. Even then, those games are still few and far between if you take the entire lifespan of those consoles into account. Xenoblade for the Wii has a weird take on the action battle system but its done pretty well and the rest of the game is pretty much everything a retro jRPG player wanted.
24  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: February 19, 2014, 11:02:53 AM
One of the staples of the FF series is that each iteration is different from the last. Needless to say, I'm glad that XIII is done. I'm still trying to get around to restarting FFXIII thats been sitting in my "put it down years ago and never came back" backlog. Who knows, maybe Ill actually like its linearity and hands off approach this time around since I don't have nearly as much time for gaming anymore.
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Underrated Classic!: Gothic 1 on: February 19, 2014, 10:56:12 AM
Seeing as it spawned two sequels and several "spiritual successors" I don't think it was underrated at all. The only surprise is that it came out under the Jo Wood banner. I haven't played it in years but I remember the controls being very clunky.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 06, 2013, 07:06:04 AM
When I have time to play I mainly have a few rounds of Dota2.
My consoles have been gathering dust (figuratively of course, I covered them up :) ). Ive been meaning to get around to tackling my arch nemesis FFXIII into which I put about 20 or so hours before putting it down a long, long time ago. The same intent goes for a load of other games in my backlog that I gathered over the years, many of which never even made it out of the box.
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 05, 2013, 11:50:20 AM
From what I know about Dear Esther, it shouldn't even be considered a "game" as such. Its more of an experimental story medium with interactivity being limited to moving forward at your own pace while enjoying the view.
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts III on: November 05, 2013, 10:06:32 AM
Wonder if they'll make use of the Lucas IPs.
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: South Park: The RPG on: November 05, 2013, 09:09:00 AM
Saw some gameplay footage a few days ago. To be honest I'm very surprised at how good it looks compared to what you might expect from a licensed game, especially the battle system. It does seem to be very cutscene heavy and linear though, but thats only going by the few minutes I watched. Definitely interested.
30  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 2 for 3DS on: November 05, 2013, 08:54:30 AM
Assuming I'm not twisting things, the game will allow you to do dungeons in any order through "item rentals". I'm not sure how I feel about this. I like the idea of non linear dungeons but the whole "rent items to beat a dungeon" seems a bit iffy to me. Te me, one of the more "magical" parts of any Zelda game was opening up the big chest and getting that new piece of kit. Having it all laid out for me in a rental takes a lot of that away, even if you do end up picking the item up eventually in its respective dungeon. Its kind of like the D3 Auction house, getting rare drops just isn't the same when you can just as easily pick them up off the store shelf.
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