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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3585 on: August 23, 2012, 09:21:56 PM »
I'm really surprised that the darksiders series doesn't get more love around here. I'm playing #1 and each dungeon is a load of fun, not to mention some of the gameplay segments that break up exploration. Controls are tight, graphics are sharp and colorful, and combat is fun and more indepth than a god of war clone.

I might pick up #2 just to support these guys because I'd love to see a game for each horseman.

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3586 on: August 23, 2012, 09:47:28 PM »
I'm really surprised that the darksiders series doesn't get more love around here. I'm playing #1 and each dungeon is a load of fun, not to mention some of the gameplay segments that break up exploration. Controls are tight, graphics are sharp and colorful, and combat is fun and more indepth than a god of war clone.

I might pick up #2 just to support these guys because I'd love to see a game for each horseman.
I agree. I really liked the first one. For some reason I made it up to the final area and stopped playing. I don't remember why. I think it was the daunting idea of going through another way long dungeon. That's probably the only problem I had with the game. The dungeons would just go on and on. I should just finish the damn thing.
I have full intention of getting II. Just not any time soon. Too many other games to play.
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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3587 on: August 23, 2012, 10:57:40 PM »
Dragon Quest IX - Just got to the second town and helping the king out.
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Uncharted 3: Beat the game with my nephew, we kept switching the controller everytime someone died. Now I'm replaying it to beat it on my own.
Twilight Princess: Just reached the Temple of Time.
Also playing like 5 other games... it's hard to focus on just one.

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3588 on: August 23, 2012, 11:00:23 PM »
Beat the whale guy in MMX5

Great. Now beat the stage two more times to get everything.
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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3589 on: August 24, 2012, 01:15:32 AM »
I'm really surprised that the darksiders series doesn't get more love around here. I'm playing #1 and each dungeon is a load of fun, not to mention some of the gameplay segments that break up exploration. Controls are tight, graphics are sharp and colorful, and combat is fun and more indepth than a god of war clone.

I might pick up #2 just to support these guys because I'd love to see a game for each horseman.
I agree. I really liked the first one. For some reason I made it up to the final area and stopped playing. I don't remember why. I think it was the daunting idea of going through another way long dungeon. That's probably the only problem I had with the game. The dungeons would just go on and on. I should just finish the damn thing.
I have full intention of getting II. Just not any time soon. Too many other games to play.

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3590 on: August 24, 2012, 09:51:01 AM »
Verdict: Loved IV...but needs more story, hence why I'm playing Tactics.

IV was great, and I didn't really get why it got so much heat...until I got through the lengthy opening and unlocked my ship, that's when game decided to wrap up with next to no events in between.

Oh yeah, definitely bankrupt in the events/story department. I was hoping for a bit more back story from my characters, but it seems that the opening movie for the game told me more story (with awesome music) than the actual game did. Eh, I digress though. Suikoden Tactics seems to providing a great deal--so far--of back story that is leaving me pleased with this entry into the Suikoden universe.

In other gaming news: I started Suikoden Tierkreis last month and have been on and off with it. Not too sure if I'm a fan of themaincharactertalkingsofastthatIfeeltheymayhavemadehimtalkfasttoshortenthesoundfilesorhewasdopedonspeed. Other than that, the game is quite pleasing. It's a darn shame the actual strategy is not posted anymore for purchase on the Bradys strategy guide site. Eh, guess It's gamefaqs for me (I played Suikoden III with no electronic help, but it took me well over the amount of time I would like to play a game).

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3591 on: August 24, 2012, 10:12:11 AM »
No one is a fan of the main character in Tierkreis.

Liked the game though.

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3592 on: August 24, 2012, 05:21:29 PM »

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3593 on: August 24, 2012, 05:34:03 PM »
Almost 16 million hp. Final Fantasy XIII is ridiculous. 

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3594 on: August 24, 2012, 09:23:40 PM »
I'm really surprised that the darksiders series doesn't get more love around here. I'm playing #1 and each dungeon is a load of fun, not to mention some of the gameplay segments that break up exploration. Controls are tight, graphics are sharp and colorful, and combat is fun and more indepth than a god of war clone.

I might pick up #2 just to support these guys because I'd love to see a game for each horseman.

I'm playing the sequel now, I'm about 8 hours in. The combat is just as good, if not better, and co-opting the platforming from Prince of Persia was a great addition. It's more open - you get your horse from the very start, and there are more side-quests, optional dungeons and bosses. The only disappointment is that the puzzles are a bit on the easy side, so far I haven't encountered anything much more difficult than 'find the switch.'

I also started Dark Souls. I began as a wanderer, but I was having a really tough time of it. It was like banging my head against a brick wall - I'd make some progress, but never enough to make it to the next bonfire, and then end up dying on the way back to my dropped souls. I restarted as a pyromancer, and I'm enjoying it now. I still die frequently, but I've got much further in the same amount of time, plus I'm getting the hang of the combat.
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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3595 on: August 25, 2012, 02:03:55 PM »
I started Darksiders on super hardcore difficulty, but now I am regretting it. I die a looooooooooooooot.

I need about 30 more hours a day for games. Also trying to play Diablo III, PSIII, Atelier Rorona, and FFXI all at the same time.

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3596 on: August 25, 2012, 03:04:50 PM »
Enjoying Super Mario Brothers 2 a surprising amount. I actually think the graphics look pretty nice on the 3ds, and the art style does not come off as being as drab as the other two entries. The level design is really good to, a lot more exploration and secret areas to find, and I really like the coin rush mode. My only two gripes with the game are, the lack of interesting level pallets. It boggles my mind how I have to go through another field, desert, sea side, forest, ice, lava combo. There are so many other places that could be explored, I don't get the reliance on this. And second, a few of the music tracks are just ear explodingly terrible. Overall though I am having a lot of fun
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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3597 on: August 25, 2012, 06:37:26 PM »


Welp, now I have to kill this guy. Outside of his insane amount of HP and his powerful normal attacks he cast Death on the party leader if the battle reach the 20 minute mark, he can also cast Ultima which does a ton of damage if your party isn't in the Sentinel paradigm.

Tedious, but not impossible.

Edit: Okay so I tried for like an hour (if not more) and I can't do it because my characters don't have their most powerful weapon and other accesories that would make the fight easier to handle. So that's that, I've played FFXIII for... Jesus christ 120+ hours!? D:

*sigh* Oh well, next up is installing the patches for MGS4 and Uncharted 3.
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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3598 on: August 26, 2012, 11:36:48 AM »
Rolling through a new playthrough of FE6.  Roy is turning out okay, but Speed might be a problem.  Lugh, Dieck, and Lance are turning out great and will soon be my first level 20s - I have promotion items ready for all three.  The two axe fighters are terrible.  Shelving Thany and Rutger because neither one is getting any STR.  I'm babying Lilina a little, but she's getting great levels-up early on and already has the same MAG as Lugh despite being five levels behind.  Debating whether Oujay or Wendy is worth the trouble, not sure if I'm going to train either one yet.  Just picked up Lalum, Shin, and Fir, and will probably use all three in the next chapter and see how their levels work out.  What I *really* need is a decent axe user, which should happen soon when I pick up Geese and Gonzo. 

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Re: The NEW Game Journal
« Reply #3599 on: August 26, 2012, 02:46:26 PM »
I've been in a mood for a space sim/RPG/whatever. I'm burn out on Mass Effect and finished Star Control II/UQM not too long ago, so I dug up my copy of Infinite Space. Had to start a new game since I barely remember how to play or what I was doing.

We need more space themed games...