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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #810 on: April 23, 2014, 02:06:27 PM »

I don't understand the Batman remark.  I guess I'm glad? Because it should? xD

I find most mainstream games this past generation to focus on a "cinematic" approach and pump all the money into presentation rather than gameplay; so it's nice to see a game with a good number of mechanics, places to explore, things to collect, and is a joy to play.  That's also the reason I enjoyed the new Tomb Raider much more than Uncharted.

Hmm, yeah I can see that.  I know I've been pretty mixed with how Mainstream....hell, any game tends to present itself.  Certainly a lot of the big western releases have a knack for flair.
I definitely enjoyed Lara's Bad Day: The Game the new Tomb Raider, I thought it was a fun game with an interesting lead in a shitty situation played up well.  I DO enjoy Uncharted, but I can't help but roll my eyes (and smile a bit) when they kind of hit a bit too close to that 'witty American hero in an impossible situation' as he escapes death about 10 times in a row and still manages to say something cool.  I find both titles fun for what they are though.

Really haven't been able to do much after my marathon of FFX. School is ramping up because it is getting to the end of the semester so I have a ton of papers to write and chapters to read and study for final exams. I'm at the end of Infamous Second Son I think.
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Reggie just got killed and Delsin wants to invade the huge building to find stone lady and seek revenge Once I finish this playthough, I'm intrigued enough to do an evil playthrough and see the differences... especially since this one is fairly short. I have no time to play games and I'm almost finished for crying out loud.

The best thing ever is gaming after you're done exams/papers.  That self-rewarded break to just lounge and relax is wonderful.  I do that for a few days, then I creep back into life and make plans with all the people I lost touch with because school hole'd me up for so long, and I open the windows to let the stale air out and the fresh freedom air in.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #811 on: April 23, 2014, 02:19:19 PM »
The best thing ever is gaming after you're done exams/papers.  That self-rewarded break to just lounge and relax is wonderful.  I do that for a few days, then I creep back into life and make plans with all the people I lost touch with because school hole'd me up for so long, and I open the windows to let the stale air out and the fresh freedom air in.

Totally agree! Although it is usually my fiance opening the windows and getting the fresh air in :P

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #812 on: April 23, 2014, 04:11:54 PM »
Seeing Mesh play Suikoden 3 made me want to boot up and play a Suikoden game myself.

So I picked V, because 3 is still pretty fresh in my memory (like last year) but I haven't played Suikoden V in a while. (2 years?)

The Hunger Games are done and I'm now taking Lymsleia to East Palace.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #813 on: April 23, 2014, 04:19:50 PM »
I am on Chapter 4 of Resonance of Fate. Finished the escort mission. Just need to do some of the guild quests before moving on. Game is great fun but boy does Leanne ever have a bad dose of the crazy eyes.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #814 on: April 23, 2014, 04:52:07 PM »
Bravely Default

Third world...*groan*
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Oddly liked it more than Tiz barely finding the balls to confront Agnes about a humble request.

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Took me way too long for me to realize Alternis Dim's real identity ...but whatever.  It took me way too long to realize how goddamn flawed Edea's memories are.  How they hell did she NOT recognize Ringabell?  Aren't her and Alternis supposed to be really good friends?  Do they ever explain that or ...was Alternis just wearing a helmut 8 days a week, 25 hours a day?
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #815 on: April 23, 2014, 04:57:01 PM »
Don't think about it Dice.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #816 on: April 23, 2014, 07:05:43 PM »
This past weekend (though I'm a bit late in the update) was awesome!!!! Terranigma (my weekend game) really is all sorts of good. Got through the initial 5 towers and moved onto chapter 2 to close the weekend.

Atelier E&L: This game is proving to be one of those titles I both hate playing but am just too hooked on to put down. Did anyone else find the assignments to be ridiculously easy? I really had high hopes for this game and it just keeps proving underwhelming by every measure for me, save the beautiful character designs and Logy himself. I am certain I will follow through and finish it but ultimately, at the start of year 3, I think I am let down a bit here. I don't expect anything epic from an atelier game but this plot is complete freakin' bore. At least Ayesha kept me interested enough with various lore and mystery to be concerned with dialogue. I actually find myself wanted to skip text in E&L just to get back to crafting...

Bastion: What can I say? I got some more cores. I re-built a wee bit more of the bastion. I had loads of fun doing it. I can't understand for the life of me why this game has yet to see a sequel or various "clones". There may not be much to Bastion, but the content that is present is damn near flawless.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #817 on: April 23, 2014, 07:11:02 PM »
and I'm now taking Lymsleia to East Palace.

Wait, you're a drug dealer in S5?
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #818 on: April 24, 2014, 12:16:41 AM »
I am on Chapter 4 of Resonance of Fate. Finished the escort mission. Just need to do some of the guild quests before moving on. Game is great fun but boy does Leanne ever have a bad dose of the crazy eyes.


If you really start liking things, I recommend talking to NPCs, they'll flesh out the story/world more than plot-related cutscenes.  ...Which reminds me, I always felt such melancholy when an NPC would say "so long" before they even really say anything.  And I always liked how classes were divvied up; indeed, the bottom levels look like shit and hell and nasty.

Oh, and up to you, but there is a buy/sell exploit to gain "infinite money" if you're not feeling the grind.

and I'm now taking Lymsleia to East Palace.

Wait, you're a drug dealer in S5?

Man that'd make such a great plot.

Don't think about it Dice.

Guess that answers a lot...
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #819 on: April 24, 2014, 01:10:19 AM »
and I'm now taking Lymsleia to East Palace.

Wait, you're a drug dealer in S5?

Worse. He's a Salt Dealer!
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #820 on: April 24, 2014, 06:31:00 AM »
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Took me way too long for me to realize Alternis Dim's real identity ...but whatever.  It took me way too long to realize how goddamn flawed Edea's memories are.  How they hell did she NOT recognize Ringabell?  Aren't her and Alternis supposed to be really good friends?  Do they ever explain that or ...was Alternis just wearing a helmut 8 days a week, 25 hours a day?
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Well I believe it is stated somewhere that Artemis had basically given himself to the darkness (aka become a dark knight) before Edea's father found him. So yeah, he was probably in permanent Dark Knight form when he met Edea. Either that or he decided to get his unholy hair do after he started wearing the helmet and she didn't recognize Ringabel with that eldritch horror on his head. I think the better question is why the heck did Ringabel think Ringabel was his name.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #821 on: April 24, 2014, 07:22:00 AM »
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I thought he mentions when you first meet him that its a name the locals called him?

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #822 on: April 24, 2014, 11:38:09 AM »
Shin Megami Tensei IV is the bomb! Flat out best game (so far) I have played in a long time!
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #823 on: April 24, 2014, 11:53:56 AM »
Continuing my struggles through Teh 3rd B-day. Apparently, there was a midpoint save between parts 1 & 2 in chapter 2 after all (the first part just goes on for longer than I assumed). Of course taking down that damn midboss is a royal pain in the ass since none of your powers work (save for jumping and Overdive Kills) and straight up impossible to do so within the time limit and without Overdive Kills (even with the best weapons unloaded straight into the weakpoint, you're barely doing chip damage to the boss, and without powers, there's no Restocking on munitions, boosted Liberations (or Liberations at all), Haste, or even Critical Hits for you). I need to change my loadout and try again.


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I thought he mentions when you first meet him that its a name the locals called him?

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He went to Caldisa without his Dark Knight gear in his world, and he lost his memory when transfarring to the starting world. I'm pretty sure the only real clue to his true identity was in Dim's Journal.
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #824 on: April 24, 2014, 12:42:47 PM »
Finished up a paper last night so I rewarded myself by beating inFamous Second Son. While I liked the game, it is probably my least favorite of the series. This was easily the weakest story yet. Both endings to the PS3 games were amazing and this one ended with a complete whimper. Seriously they must have run out of ideas storywise halfway through the game. It has the best gameplay in the series easy, but by far the weakest story. It's not even in the same league as the others. I see why it got the lowest reviews of the series so far. Hopefully if they make a sequel they can flesh out alot more, but I'm kind of skeptical because there really wasn't much to begin with. The graphics are probably the best I've seen on a console and it was a ton of fun to play so it is still recommendable, but 7-8 is as high as I would go period. I had such high expectations and hype for this game so I'm a little disappointed right now.