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« Reply #1620 on: August 06, 2014, 08:40:19 PM »

Just skip this one and wait for the Ultra HD arcade EX plus edition.
Seriously, Its hardly a surprise though, and given how some of the HD remastered version seem to be handled these days, you might be better off with the port anyway.

This can potentially be the most important release for fans of classic RE and get those sale numbers on par with all the bitching and moaning that has been going on since the release of RE5 back in 2009.

I'm personally just happy this is happening since I thought it wasn't possible anymore to see REmake on multiple platforms and much less PC.

Also, about the screenshots that were released check some of the quick comparisons fans had made already here and also here.

Those comparisons look fantastic. I beat that game on GC and figured this wouldn't look much better, but it definitely does. Now I'm excited to play through that game again.
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« Reply #1621 on: August 06, 2014, 09:14:40 PM »

I got the GC version recently. Need to... probably get around to playing that and maybe get another GC memory card.

Anyway, ordered a copy of Raiden Fighter Aces for the 360 and it... somehow came a day after it shipped ANYWAY good LORD I never realized how off the PC version Dotemu did was. It feels a lot easier since it's not frameskipping or whatever Dotemu's garbage did.

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Lotsa Scott - This game is time consuming. I played for... about forty minutes, did two plot points which basically just recapped the conversation with Morgan Freeman -- there's a very low information-to-text ratio here -- and killed one of the Special Monsters.

The sidequests kind of piss me off -- they're sort of mandatory for getting non-trivial amounts of money/if you don't want to grind, and they expire after a certain point, so it... feels obligatory to do them as soon as they come up. So unlike in idk Xenoblade or most games with sidequests, instead of just approaching them organically when I want to/need to/can, I see the guild board light up wih a bunch of new quests and it's like, oh great a bunch of shit I have to do before I can progress with the game.

It's mostly just that they expire -- I'm fine with them supplanting grind as long as I could safely let them pile up until I NEED to do them for the cash.

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I feel like I'm getting better at Espgaluda 2. Still lost as hell with Akai Katana though.

Also I'm pretty sure Bose is German for evil, so I'm going out on a limb and assuming that Maybelline is going to fucking murder everyone.

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Doing the escort mission where you take Hardt from Bose to Krone Gate. Can someone PLEASE explain how choosing to protect the rear was the wrong decision there? And how it counted as /splitting up/ when everyone was on the goddamn bridge? Previous /decision points/ have been all "Hey don't be brash" and the guy you were escorting was in the rear so ffs.
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« Reply #1622 on: August 06, 2014, 10:33:04 PM »

Been playing FFX on and off.

I have beaten the PS2 version so I just play it in bursts whenever I get in the mood for FFX gameplay. Just fought John Travolta for the first time. Actually, I had forgotten that I had actually liked a lot of Seymour's scenes in the game. The only thing that I really remembered from my PS2 playthrough was finding it really annoying when he kept popping up every five minutes. Totally overshadowed how much I liked his total indifference at Djose Temple.

Not really sure what to play next. Klyde and Klutz' posts about Borderlands 2 make me think I should give it a go. I really liked the first one and I have the second from PS Plus anyway.

I'm pretty sure Seymour's whole bit was that he was an asshat who, at his first glance of Yuna, made it his mission to get into her panties. The only reason he didn't succeed was because Yuna got wise to his casual patricidal tendencies at the same time because Seymour waited he he got to his swingin' pad to pop the question which, unfortunately for him, happened to be parked right next door to the nexus between the realm of the living and the afterlife, and that the afterlife occasionally leaks. This led to Yuna spending a solid quarter of the game trying to figure out if she should trust the asshat or not, then Tidus gets her into bed a lake with her, then she gets kidnapped anyway because Seymour is an asshat and he wants her to get into a lake with him, then she says "Screw you Mr. Patricide. I'm not a virgin anymore and I'd rather die then become your sex toy for the rest of my life." and jumps off a cliff. Then everybody gets pissed off at him for murdering his father and he dies, then he comes back as a zombie because he REALLY wants to get into her panties.
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« Reply #1623 on: August 06, 2014, 11:40:22 PM »

You have the most interesting descriptions of things, Aeolus...
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« Reply #1624 on: August 07, 2014, 02:41:07 AM »

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Doing the escort mission where you take Hardt from Bose to Krone Gate. Can someone PLEASE explain how choosing to protect the rear was the wrong decision there? And how it counted as /splitting up/ when everyone was on the goddamn bridge? Previous /decision points/ have been all "Hey don't be brash" and the guy you were escorting was in the rear so ffs.

Your destination is on the other side of the bridge, why would you break through backwards to have to break through again to go forward?
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« Reply #1625 on: August 07, 2014, 02:56:45 AM »

Been playing FFX on and off.

I have beaten the PS2 version so I just play it in bursts whenever I get in the mood for FFX gameplay. Just fought John Travolta for the first time. Actually, I had forgotten that I had actually liked a lot of Seymour's scenes in the game. The only thing that I really remembered from my PS2 playthrough was finding it really annoying when he kept popping up every five minutes. Totally overshadowed how much I liked his total indifference at Djose Temple.

Not really sure what to play next. Klyde and Klutz' posts about Borderlands 2 make me think I should give it a go. I really liked the first one and I have the second from PS Plus anyway.

I'm pretty sure Seymour's whole bit was that he was an asshat who, at his first glance of Yuna, made it his mission to get into her panties. The only reason he didn't succeed was because Yuna got wise to his casual patricidal tendencies at the same time because Seymour waited he he got to his swingin' pad to pop the question which, unfortunately for him, happened to be parked right next door to the nexus between the realm of the living and the afterlife, and that the afterlife occasionally leaks. This led to Yuna spending a solid quarter of the game trying to figure out if she should trust the asshat or not, then Tidus gets her into bed a lake with her, then she gets kidnapped anyway because Seymour is an asshat and he wants her to get into a lake with him, then she says "Screw you Mr. Patricide. I'm not a virgin anymore and I'd rather die then become your sex toy for the rest of my life." and jumps off a cliff. Then everybody gets pissed off at him for murdering his father and he dies, then he comes back as a zombie because he REALLY wants to get into her panties.

Me reading this


I actually want like a "column of the week" by Aeolus summarizing games.
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« Reply #1626 on: August 07, 2014, 03:05:15 AM »

Seriously, that scene was way too melodramatic to be anything other than a stealth metaphor for the having of the sex.


I got the GC version recently. Need to... probably get around to playing that and maybe get another GC memory card.

Anyway, ordered a copy of Raiden Fighter Aces for the 360 and it... somehow came a day after it shipped ANYWAY good LORD I never realized how off the PC version Dotemu did was. It feels a lot easier since it's not frameskipping or whatever Dotemu's garbage did.

---

Lotsa Scott - This game is time consuming. I played for... about forty minutes, did two plot points which basically just recapped the conversation with Morgan Freeman -- there's a very low information-to-text ratio here -- and killed one of the Special Monsters.

The sidequests kind of piss me off -- they're sort of mandatory for getting non-trivial amounts of money/if you don't want to grind, and they expire after a certain point, so it... feels obligatory to do them as soon as they come up. So unlike in idk Xenoblade or most games with sidequests, instead of just approaching them organically when I want to/need to/can, I see the guild board light up wih a bunch of new quests and it's like, oh great a bunch of shit I have to do before I can progress with the game.

It's mostly just that they expire -- I'm fine with them supplanting grind as long as I could safely let them pile up until I NEED to do them for the cash.

--- edit ---

I feel like I'm getting better at Espgaluda 2. Still lost as hell with Akai Katana though.

Also I'm pretty sure Bose is German for evil, so I'm going out on a limb and assuming that Maybelline is going to fucking murder everyone.

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Doing the escort mission where you take Hardt from Bose to Krone Gate. Can someone PLEASE explain how choosing to protect the rear was the wrong decision there? And how it counted as /splitting up/ when everyone was on the goddamn bridge? Previous /decision points/ have been all "Hey don't be brash" and the guy you were escorting was in the rear so ffs.

The decision is less about keeping your ass covered and more about getting off that goddamn bridge before even more enemies show up to outflank you. The first thing to know about traps is that you don't want to be standing inside of one while its going off.

As for the timed quests. Unfortunately, there's very few ways for JRPGs to convey the passage of time in a narrative sense (i.e. not just sun goes up, sun goes down in/or a meaningless cycle of days) beyond timed missables, the lack of backtracking, and a goddamn countdown clock. At least equipment is the only thing you need to buy in this game.
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« Reply #1627 on: August 07, 2014, 06:55:06 AM »

There's a fish on Twitch playing Pokémon. His name Grayson Hopper. He sometimes dies and comes back to life randomly. He's also not very good at Pokémon.

http://www.twitch.tv/fishplayspokemon
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« Reply #1628 on: August 07, 2014, 02:25:29 PM »

Been playing a lot of Ys Origin and am now on my third playthrough and... I'm stuck. I'm stuck on something stupid. There's this first long jump you need to do (by using both the jump command and wind magic) but I can't get the timing right. If anyone has any tips, that'd be great...
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« Reply #1629 on: August 07, 2014, 02:39:22 PM »

I don't remember clearly, but there might be tricky moments like that. The thing is, Toal's wind magic IS NOT his jump booster. His fire magic is. The wind magic is for evasion.
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« Reply #1630 on: August 07, 2014, 03:22:07 PM »

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The sidequests kind of piss me off -- they're sort of mandatory for getting non-trivial amounts of money/if you don't want to grind, and they expire after a certain point, so it... feels obligatory to do them as soon as they come up.


Sounds like my experience with Lightning Returns. You need the sidequests, canvas prayer requests to help Lightning grow her stats. I wasn't conscious of time management earlier on in the game when exploring the maps, but towards the end, I felt like I was spamming chronostasis. I had to make sure I kept my energy points up with a little extra anxiety tapped in the mix to beef up Lightning before going into beat the game boss time if I had to teleport somewhere to complete a sidequest. I still enjoyed the game, but FFXIII-2 is still my favorite in the series.

Also, Aeolus, hilarious recap of FFX. Thanks for the lols man.

As far as my journal update, I've been playing a little Shovel Knight, Pokemon X, but I'll probably put those aside soon to play Persona 4 Golden (Vita) and SMT 4 (3DS).
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« Reply #1631 on: August 07, 2014, 03:31:17 PM »

Been playing a lot of Ys Origin and am now on my third playthrough and... I'm stuck. I'm stuck on something stupid. There's this first long jump you need to do (by using both the jump command and wind magic) but I can't get the timing right. If anyone has any tips, that'd be great...

Is this in the fire dungeon? Because there's a gap that requires the Mask of Eyes to get across.
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« Reply #1632 on: August 07, 2014, 04:03:50 PM »

Nah, it's at the very beginning, right after getting the wind power. I think I have the timing down now, but I'm already missing Hugo and his floaty magic ball :(

Fortunately I can blame all this on my controller. That third party Xbox 360 controller I use is like fifty shades of shitty. No wonder I'm having trouble with basic tasks like jumping!
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« Reply #1633 on: August 07, 2014, 04:45:55 PM »

Been playing FFX on and off.

I have beaten the PS2 version so I just play it in bursts whenever I get in the mood for FFX gameplay. Just fought John Travolta for the first time. Actually, I had forgotten that I had actually liked a lot of Seymour's scenes in the game. The only thing that I really remembered from my PS2 playthrough was finding it really annoying when he kept popping up every five minutes. Totally overshadowed how much I liked his total indifference at Djose Temple.

Not really sure what to play next. Klyde and Klutz' posts about Borderlands 2 make me think I should give it a go. I really liked the first one and I have the second from PS Plus anyway.

I'm pretty sure Seymour's whole bit was that he was an asshat who, at his first glance of Yuna, made it his mission to get into her panties. The only reason he didn't succeed was because Yuna got wise to his casual patricidal tendencies at the same time because Seymour waited he he got to his swingin' pad to pop the question which, unfortunately for him, happened to be parked right next door to the nexus between the realm of the living and the afterlife, and that the afterlife occasionally leaks. This led to Yuna spending a solid quarter of the game trying to figure out if she should trust the asshat or not, then Tidus gets her into bed a lake with her, then she gets kidnapped anyway because Seymour is an asshat and he wants her to get into a lake with him, then she says "Screw you Mr. Patricide. I'm not a virgin anymore and I'd rather die then become your sex toy for the rest of my life." and jumps off a cliff. Then everybody gets pissed off at him for murdering his father and he dies, then he comes back as a zombie because he REALLY wants to get into her panties.

This gives new meaning to the phrase "giving up the ghost."
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« Reply #1634 on: August 07, 2014, 04:51:55 PM »

The knights at the blue cathedral in Dark Souls 2 are prime for farming. I actually cleared the area out of baddies, which I didn't know you could do initially.

I've got three spells, which the combined # of uses means I can explore further from a bonfire before getting stuck w/ my shitty melee
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