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Title: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on January 29, 2012, 11:17:31 pm
Over the last couple days I have been putting some time in with Gotham City Impostors.

How about you?
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Post by: htimreimer on January 30, 2012, 12:40:52 am
i am thinking of playing western outlaw wanted dead or alive again but i am scared of it  to see way go here http://vgcollect.com/forum/discussion/568/whatisthemostbrokengameyouvecompleted#Item_1
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Post by: scott on January 30, 2012, 05:21:18 am
I'm currently playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and Dragon Warrior III.
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Post by: killerchameleon on January 30, 2012, 06:13:20 am
At me moment I cant get enough of Dungun Defenders on Xbox360 DLC
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Post by: darko on January 30, 2012, 07:42:08 am
Kind random on my end...Resident Evil 0 on the GC.
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Post by: madmax on January 30, 2012, 08:24:26 am
starcraft 2. I've gotten addicted to it but I am so bad.
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Post by: scott on January 30, 2012, 08:59:15 am
Kind random on my end...Resident Evil 0 on the GC.


I was playing that about a month ago.
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Post by: darko on January 30, 2012, 09:47:52 am
Kind random on my end...Resident Evil 0 on the GC.


I was playing that about a month ago.


I have this crazy idea to play all of the numbered games over the next few months (other than 5 because it's terrible). We'll see how it goes. I have 0-3 on GC now and 4 on PS2.
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Post by: scott on January 30, 2012, 10:11:08 am
I've done that. Actually I played 0 - the 1st half of 2, 3, second half of 2, CV, watched the Degeneration movie, 4 and 5.
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Post by: foxhack on January 30, 2012, 11:27:02 am
I'm kind of afraid of playing the Resident Evil Gamecube remake.

The original was a fun game, but... I just can't take it seriously.
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Post by: tpugmire on January 30, 2012, 01:04:02 pm
I'm still working on Skyward Sword.
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Post by: varkias on January 30, 2012, 05:37:34 pm
Mega Man x4 is kickin my arse right now...
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Post by: azai392 on January 30, 2012, 09:03:32 pm
I recently started playing FFXI again. So lots of that.
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Post by: andrew on January 30, 2012, 09:16:21 pm
I just got the harp in Skyward Sword!
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Post by: desocietas on February 01, 2012, 09:54:32 pm
Man, I'm still at it with Wakfu.  Didn't think I'd get into another MMORPG, but so far I'm hooked.  Launches F2P at the end of the month, so we'll see if I'll still stay after that...
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Post by: arcaneknight on February 01, 2012, 11:49:25 pm
Just started playing Persona PSP. I almost feel like I should play the PS1 version first though becuase it would be fun to compare but oh well.
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Post by: darko on February 02, 2012, 06:23:12 am
I'm playing through Resident Evil 0 on GC and just started playing Radiant Historia on DS last night. I'm still in the Mansion in RE and have basically gotten myself stuck. Stupid lack of Green Herbs!
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Post by: scott on February 02, 2012, 07:11:56 am
Playing Dragon Warrior III has made me feel nostalgic enough to start up Dragon Warrior 1... Remember kids, hold reset before turning power off.
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Post by: desocietas on February 02, 2012, 08:39:32 am
I'm playing through Resident Evil 0 on GC and just started playing Radiant Historia on DS last night.


Radiant Historia is good but I haven't been able to get into it as much as I'd like.  From the little bit I've played, it looks like an amazing game to have in the collection (besides monetarily!).
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Post by: scott on February 02, 2012, 08:50:26 am
I'm playing through Resident Evil 0 on GC and just started playing Radiant Historia on DS last night.


Radiant Historia is good but I haven't been able to get into it as much as I'd like.  From the little bit I've played, it looks like an amazing game to have in the collection (besides monetarily!).


Oh holy crap that game is pricey.
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Post by: desocietas on February 02, 2012, 09:22:07 am
Oh holy crap that game is pricey.


Right?  I'm glad I snagged one at retail when I did, though I wasn't able to get one with the launch music CD.  Crazy Atlus games.
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Post by: scott on February 02, 2012, 10:32:43 am
Crazy Atlus games.


There goes my dreams of building an Atlus collection. ha
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Post by: forte on February 02, 2012, 12:46:06 pm
working on X-Men Mutant Apocalypse for SNES
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Post by: madmax on February 02, 2012, 02:05:00 pm
Got the Diablo3 beta yesterday. Gonna be playing that for a bit
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Post by: desocietas on February 02, 2012, 11:36:29 pm
Crazy Atlus games.


There goes my dreams of building an Atlus collection. ha


Actually Atlus just tweeted yesterday that they're considering reprinting Radiant Historia... So good timing. :)
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Post by: darko on February 03, 2012, 11:37:31 am
Actually Atlus just tweeted yesterday that they're considering reprinting Radiant Historia... So good timing. :)


Not to self-incriminate or anything, but that's great news for me too! It's probably the best DS game I've played that isn't part of a long-running series (Cough, Cough...Dragon Quest...Cough, Cough).

Even if they don't reprint it I'm going to get it. I'd pay the $100, seriously.
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Post by: desocietas on February 03, 2012, 01:25:25 pm
Not to self-incriminate or anything


ha, the secret's out!
once i get off this mmo hook (the p2p launch is coming up at the end of the month... that will test my addiction), maybe i'll pick that one up again.
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Post by: scott on February 03, 2012, 02:54:39 pm
(Cough, Cough...Dragon Quest...Cough, Cough.)


I'm actually picking up DQ V and VI this weekend, if possible.
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Post by: pacpix on February 03, 2012, 07:38:43 pm
I'm currently playing through Skyward Sword and will be playing centipede infestation after that.
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Post by: darko on February 04, 2012, 01:07:14 am

ha, the secret's out!


Yeah. I know. I didn't really know anything about the game until last week. Called every local game store, looked on Amazon etc. Couldn't find a copy. Finally, I broke down out of pure curiosity. Probably not my finest hour :)


I'm actually picking up DQ V and VI this weekend, if possible.


Good call! I found mine on Amazon last year for a very reasonable price.
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Post by: scott on February 04, 2012, 05:19:38 am
@darko they had both of them brand new for less than 20 a piece on Amazon. Figured it was a good deal.
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 06, 2012, 07:20:59 pm
Just had a nice Dance Central 2 session
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Post by: scott on February 06, 2012, 07:24:31 pm
I finally sat down with Dragon Quest IX... I've owned it since launch, but didn't give it more than an hour when I first got it... thanks to things like WoW addiction. Really enjoying it so far, though I wish your party members weren't user created. I like having party members who are actually involved in the story.
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Post by: amauriel on February 06, 2012, 11:27:42 pm
I maybe should make my own thread for this...but I've gotten on the Skylanders bandwagon...and I'm having a BLAST! The voice for the main baddie in the console version is the guy that did Invader Zim, and the voice isn't disguised AT ALL. Then I also picked up the 3DS version when Target had it on sale and have really enjoyed that too.

Only problem I'm seeing is I've dropped almost $200 so far in everything (some was bought with gift cards and stuff, so I'm not personally out that much) and I've still got two of the "Adventure Packs" to get and 3 more 3-packs to get them all...so another $100 to finish.
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 07, 2012, 06:09:43 am
@amauriel my wife picked me up the starter pack for the 360 before Christmas and I loved it. I think I have maxed out 8-10 of the ones that I have.

She went out and dropped almost 150 to get all the ones that we didn't have plus the adventure packs. Now that they have released the next set we are having a hard time even finding them. By the time we "catch them all" I will guess we will be in for about 300.

But at least the figures are well done.
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Post by: madmax on February 07, 2012, 08:12:22 am
my classmates invited me to play a league of legends game with them. its OK, quite fun. I think the best part is hearing them talk smack over Skype while we play :p I usually die cause I'm laughing too much
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Post by: amauriel on February 07, 2012, 10:42:27 am
@jcalder8: We've had a really hard time finding them too! I bought the game right after Christmas (gift cards) and I was through the first several areas before I even got an Air type in my collection. Also not gonna lie...part of the reason I got the 3DS version was for Stealth Elf (needed a Life type!).

Activision sometimes has a stroke of genius moment that pays off. This is one of those.
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Post by: foxhack on February 07, 2012, 11:55:00 am
Well I fished out Resident Evil remake for the Gamecube and I've been playing it for a bit. I'm still not happy about how tough zombies are all of a sudden. I remember being able to down a zombie in the original PS1 version with five shots... now it takes eight to ten.

But I am enjoying the new additions. I played the original about fourteen years ago, so...
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 07, 2012, 06:20:13 pm
@amauriel
http://www.skylanders.com/giants just in case you haven't seen it yet.... I better start saving now lol
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Post by: tpugmire on February 14, 2012, 08:38:57 am
I just finished Skyward Sword.  On to the next game I got for christmas, Lego Star Wars III.
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Post by: darko on February 14, 2012, 11:09:02 am
I started up Final Fantasy V on the GBA a few nights ago and I've been pretty impressed. Might actually finish this one :)
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Post by: scott on February 14, 2012, 11:10:44 am
@darko I enjoyed FFV on PS1 I'd say its in my top 5 FF games thanks to the job system.
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 14, 2012, 02:35:35 pm
@tpugmire I was really disappointed with Lego Star Wars 3. It seemed to lose the charm of the first 2
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Post by: scott on February 21, 2012, 06:46:40 am
I've been on a HUGE Metroid kick over the last week. I'm actually playing through Metroid II right now and closer to the end than I've ever been... and it's one of my original Game Boy games.... >_<
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Post by: darko on February 21, 2012, 06:50:37 am
I played through Mega Man II last night. First time I've actually sat down and played a Mega Man game on the NES in years. Holy shit that music is badass. I've heard it before but I never really appreciated it until last night.
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Post by: scott on February 21, 2012, 07:15:05 am
@darko I really need to get that game back. It's one of the few left from my original games I had that I haven't replaced yet. I don't think there is a song in that game that I don't like.

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Post by: pacpix on February 21, 2012, 07:24:54 am
Just finished Skyward Sword!  Time for some Centipede:Infestation.
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 23, 2012, 01:24:11 pm
Put some more time in with Alan Hawkins & the 1000 spikes.

Its a 2d platformer for XBLA indie games. It's hard but with 1000 lives I hope to make it to the end
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Post by: forte on February 23, 2012, 01:40:27 pm
decided to give ReBoot for PS1 a little lovin...anyone ever watch that show? Badass stuff. Megabyte was a real dick.
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Post by: madmax on February 23, 2012, 01:58:40 pm
I loved ReBoot, that show was pretty badass. The graphics were also really advanced for the day.
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Post by: desocietas on February 23, 2012, 02:36:51 pm
I loooved Hexidecimal.  She was so badass.
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 23, 2012, 03:07:22 pm
I loved Reboot until Bob got lost and came back and everything had changed.

I've never tried the game but I do remember being interested in it when it was released. @forte how is the gameplay?
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Post by: jobocan on February 23, 2012, 05:38:11 pm
I love ReBoot. I actually bought the new DVDs of the complete series that came out last year, and the show is tons of fun to watch. I really like the later part of the series after Bob disappears, there's a huge tonal change and the conflicts/situations in the series become a lot more mature... Or maybe I like those parts because I like adult AndrAIa :P
The first 2 seasons are great too, it aged surprisingly well considering how basic the animation is compared to modern 3D animation. Overall I love how it makes the life of "computer people" so believable, with tons of weird computer lingo inserted (like how Enzo is learning "Fortran" in ancient language class), and certain hardware/software like RAM affecting the world where the characters live.

The biggest downfall of the series is probably the ending... it's because the final episode is SO amazing, and then there's this huge plot twist and it just... ends... I know there's a sequel comic, but it starts well after the end of the TV show (young Enzo, who was created when Mainframe was reset, is a teenager at that point), so it doesn't exactly feel like a sequel as much as a side-story.

I can't wait for more news of the movie trilogy that was announced back in 2008 (they mentioned last year that it was still in production).


I've never tried the game but I do remember being interested in it when it was released. @forte how is the gameplay?


I'd also like to know. I remember playing it for like 2 minutes back when it came out... but I don't remember if it was any good.
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Post by: forte on February 23, 2012, 06:16:09 pm
Glad to see so many fans here!

I loooved Hexidecimal.  She was so badass.

I always had a soft spot for her, it must have been the insanity and the BDSM gear she sported.

@jobocan, the reason the show changed from light-hearted to "dark" is because they finally got off of ABC. Mainframe Entertainment had a difficult time getting ANYTHING past "practices and standards" on ABC and had to censor things like Dot's appearance (the infamous monoboob) and wouldn't let her kiss Enzo on his birthday because they thought it was incest -.- They constantly took shots at ABC because of that (like calling Megabyte's forces ABCs) and once they were on cable, took the show in the direction they wanted. The cliffhanger always pissed me off, because they had the show wrapped up at the end of season 3 (except Daemon), and was brought back for season 4 to finish that hanging plot point. Then they did "My Two Bobs" because they thought they had 5 more episodes, 4 for "The Hunt" and 1 to wrap things up like the season 3 musical number. But, Cartoon Network or someone pulled funding, and the whole thing has been a comedy of errors since. No movie, a lackluster comic, and now nothing at all from them. But I digress...

As far as gameplay goes, it's sort of fun, IF you cheat. They nerfed the zipboard so you can't fly in the air, only over the ground. There's a cheatcode to fix this that makes the game MUCH better. You go around mending tears (which you need to mend them all to get the good ending) and there are boss fights in every chapter. It has cut scenes that add up to be a full episode, and there are special scenes for if you die to certain bosses (none good for Mainframe). Beating the final bosses with all tears mended gets you the true ending. Anything else has you basically restart the game until you do.

You pick up weapons for Glitch that allow you to attack, plus Glitch is used in an alternate mode for tear mending. I think there was a code to play as Enzo or Dot too, but I don't think I ever tried it out. I didn't like the game much until I found the flight code, which makes the game much more manageable. Otherwise it's quite difficult.
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Post by: tpugmire on February 24, 2012, 07:32:53 am
@tpugmire I was really disappointed with Lego Star Wars 3. It seemed to lose the charm of the first 2

Yeah, so far it's my least favorite of all the Lego games I own, and I own most of them.

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Post by: madmax on February 24, 2012, 10:05:16 am
well I've stopped playing starcraft. It got to the point where I was always angry because of losses. The games not for me, I don't have it in me to be good at them (can't apply knowledge while playing)

I recently got the reboot series, ill be watching that for the next few days ^_^

Ohh I've also been playing super Mario world on snes. I've beaten it as a kid but I want to try to get through it again.
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Post by: scott on February 24, 2012, 10:12:35 am
Still playing Dragon Quest IX... But I screwed up my priest party member and had to hire a new level 1 guy... Booooo. Hopefully Kid Dracula gets here soon I've always wanted to play it.
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Post by: amauriel on February 24, 2012, 01:59:14 pm
Guys, the first two seasons (or so) of ReBoot are on Netflix now, if you would like to start watching and have never seen them before.

Personally, I also have a deep love for Hex, she was so crazy but there always seemed to be a logical reason behind it, or something that at least made since in her logic. :P

As an adult, I recently rewatched the series and specifically the Talent Night episode and had such a great time with it. So many references to things that went over my head as a kid! Such a quality show, I also would love to get a real ending for it instead of what we got.

I honestly didn't know there was a game; I'm going to have to acquire that. I love the things I learn on this site!
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Post by: htimreimer on February 25, 2012, 08:05:03 am
I loved ReBoot, that show was pretty badass. The graphics were also really advanced for the day.


that show was so cool
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Post by: desocietas on February 29, 2012, 01:42:01 pm
I just Gamefly'd Texis Atris and Pokemon Trozei... I haven't been playing the handhelds much lately since I got my new Android phone (damn these free game apps from Amazon!).  Sent back El Shaddai finally (barely played it... but might consider purchasing it when it's even cheaper than it is) and the PSP version of Williams Pinball Hall of Fame.

And Wakfu officially launched today after a week of server downtime.  Time to fall back into that black hole...
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Post by: darko on February 29, 2012, 01:44:52 pm
Got my shipping confirmation for Devil Survivor 2 today. Can't wait until it arrives.
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Post by: desocietas on February 29, 2012, 01:52:44 pm
Got my shipping confirmation for Devil Survivor 2 today. Can't wait until it arrives.


Same here! Though I probably won't have time to play it for a while...
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Post by: scott on February 29, 2012, 02:12:08 pm
I got my new Android phone


@desocietas you did remember to download this amazing game collecting app by VGCollect right?
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Post by: desocietas on February 29, 2012, 02:19:10 pm
I got my new Android phone


@desocietas you did remember to download this amazing game collecting app by VGCollect right?


Of course!  My first instinct upon getting the phone was MOAR BADGES
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Post by: madmax on February 29, 2012, 03:43:33 pm
got diddy Kong racing on 64. I'll give that a whirl for a while. Thinking of going through FFIII again (ill have to emulate it)
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 29, 2012, 03:45:50 pm
Finally started playing through Batman Arkham City. I'm only about 2 hours in but so far I am not enjoying it as much as Asylum.
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Post by: killerchameleon on February 29, 2012, 07:02:53 pm
Started playing Earth Bound for the SNES, can’t find a real copy so I’m playing it on an emulator.  Wish I picked up this game when it first came out.
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Post by: killerchameleon on February 29, 2012, 07:07:25 pm
I got my new Android phone


@desocietas you did remember to download this amazing game collecting app by VGCollect right?


Of course!  My first instinct upon getting the phone was MOAR BADGES


Badges?  We don't need no stinkin badges!
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Post by: pacpix on February 29, 2012, 07:11:29 pm
Currently playing ninth grade math homework:(
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Post by: scott on February 29, 2012, 07:35:38 pm
Currently playing ninth grade math homework:(


Oh man, that sounds like an excellent one.

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Post by: killerchameleon on February 29, 2012, 07:43:29 pm
I remember having to play…………O’ wait, I never played that game.
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Post by: desocietas on March 01, 2012, 01:26:34 am
Currently playing ninth grade math homework:(


Oh man, that sounds like an excellent one.



I liked 9th grade math homework... all math homework until trig was enjoyable.
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Post by: pacpix on March 01, 2012, 07:13:18 am
Currently playing ninth grade math homework:(


Oh man, that sounds like an excellent one.



I liked 9th grade math homework... all math homework until trig was enjoyable.


Well I enjoyed Algebra 1 last year.  It was my favorite subject.  I do not like geometry at all though.  Proofs are evil!
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Post by: scott on March 01, 2012, 07:16:27 am
I loved geometry... actually I did way better at that than algebra.
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Post by: scott on March 01, 2012, 07:17:47 am
I am currently playing Let's Golf 3 on android. As well as more Star Wars: Old Republic and Ocarina of Time 3D. Oh and Kid Dracula and DQIX...
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Post by: amauriel on March 01, 2012, 04:24:01 pm
Here: Still playing Skylanders as well as the much, much harder "see if you can actually find Skylanders figures in stock in the stores" game.

The Toys R Us people are starting to recognize me.....
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Post by: scott on March 04, 2012, 10:03:27 pm
Started up Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for Saturn again tonight. It took some Google searching for the region bypass code for the action replay, since I couldn't remember it. But I intend to play through it to see the exclusive content finally.
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Post by: amauriel on March 04, 2012, 10:59:51 pm
Started up Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for Saturn again tonight. It took some Google searching for the region bypass code for the action replay, since I couldn't remember it. But I intend to play through it to see the exclusive content finally.


I ordered a game from Japan for the Super Famicom (Shin Megami Tensei: If). The lady sent me totally the wrong game and I now have a Japanese Saturn copy of Deep Fear. (I got my refund but thanks to shipping to/from Japan she told me to keep the game.)

Point is, is it fairly easy to play a Japanese game on an American Saturn? I know very little about the Saturn; it's a newer acquisition for me.

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Post by: jcalder8 on March 04, 2012, 11:21:35 pm
I'm still putting more time in with Batman Arkham City and it is starting to grow on me now. I do miss the tight confines of the Asylum but the improvements they have made to the gameplay makes up for it.
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Post by: scott on March 05, 2012, 05:57:14 am
@amauriel Playing Saturn import games is super easy. You need either a game shark or an action replay 4m plus, they plug into the cartridge slot. When you power up the Saturn it goes into the game shark/action replay menu, press and hold x y & z and press start and the game will load up like its on a JP Saturn. No other codes needed.

I prefer the Action Replay over the Game Shark though, because the Game Shark goes in too hard and seems too tight a fit, making removal hard too.
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Post by: amauriel on March 05, 2012, 07:34:00 am
@scott: Thanks for the info! That doesn't sound too bad at all, I'll keep my eyes open for an Action Replay then.
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Post by: scott on March 05, 2012, 09:49:47 pm
Not a problem. You should be able to get one for a decent price, I would think. There are a lot of JP only titles for Saturn thank to its short lifespan here in the States and the AP makes it easy to jump into collecting imports. Personally I've had to hold off the urge to do so myself. It also helps that all the games I want are rare or spendy.
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Post by: maximkat on March 08, 2012, 11:39:36 am
original dragon warrior, just hit 23 today, dragon lord is going down this weekend.
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Post by: scott on March 08, 2012, 01:30:33 pm
original dragon warrior, just hit 23 today, dragon lord is going down this weekend.


I was playing this too until my nes started acting up. I'm changing the pins on it today (Hopefully) to see if that fixes it. Then its back to retro gaming on my nes again!
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Post by: atariboy on March 08, 2012, 03:23:03 pm
I just started playing Jet Grind Radio on Dreamcast, I was just browsing thru my games and that caught my eye and remember how fun it was.
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Post by: desocietas on March 08, 2012, 03:54:49 pm
I just started playing Jet Grind Radio on Dreamcast, I was just browsing thru my games and that caught my eye and remember how fun it was.


I was just thinking about that game this morning when I passed by an old fabric store with some illegible tags on it...  What a great game that was/is.
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Post by: madmax on March 12, 2012, 08:45:32 pm
Playing through assassins creed II. I played about 5-6 hours today. I need to beat all 3 in a weeks time xD
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Post by: jcalder8 on March 12, 2012, 09:00:00 pm
@madmax, that's a pretty tight timeline to complete some games that have to be explored to be enjoyed.

As for me I just finished off the main story of Arkham City. This game really grew on me and I am looking forward to trying to 100% it. Now if only I didn't have to pay for the Catwoman portions. I guess I should have pre-ordered this one.
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Post by: scott on March 12, 2012, 09:26:32 pm
@madmax why a week?
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Post by: soera on March 12, 2012, 09:40:35 pm
original dragon warrior, just hit 23 today, dragon lord is going down this weekend.


I just finished 1 and am onto #2. Im up to level 8 now and just picked up my second character. :D
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Post by: madmax on March 12, 2012, 10:08:58 pm
@madmax why a week?


Spring break from school. I won't have as much time after. I know I'll probably only finish one of them as I do have plans :P

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Post by: amauriel on March 13, 2012, 12:05:26 am
I'm playing on a timeline as well, although mine is much more forgiving...I realized that PAX East is coming up and there will probably be hundreds of people to Streetpass with (I connected to 140 people last year playing Pokemon Black/White just waiting for the Keynote to start)...actually started putting some good time into Pokemon Rumble Blast.

Still not going to make any of my Top 10 lists or anything, but it's better than the first impressions I gave it. Still a grind fest, but the Toy Pokemon are pretty cute. :-P
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Post by: pacpix on March 13, 2012, 06:49:19 am
original dragon warrior, just hit 23 today, dragon lord is going down this weekend.


I just finished 1 and am onto #2. Im up to level 8 now and just picked up my second character. :D

Is dragon warrior 2 any good?  I really liked the first one, but not sure if I want to spend 20 bucks on an NES game.

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Post by: scott on March 13, 2012, 07:12:20 am
Eventually I need to get 2 3 and 4 on NES...
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Post by: foxhack on March 13, 2012, 08:51:32 am
I'm playing Metal Gear Deus Ex - er Deus Ex HR and having fun, despite the regenerating health.
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Post by: soera on March 13, 2012, 09:17:03 am
Dragon warrior is my weakness atm. Ive been on a constant search for DW/DQ stuff. If you want to test them out, a cheaper option is the GB versions.
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Post by: scott on March 13, 2012, 09:26:03 am
I traded @rachel for the gbc version of Dragon Warrior III a bit ago. But I still want to finally play the original NES version too.
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Post by: soera on March 13, 2012, 10:22:39 am
I know the feeling. I want to replace all my NES versions as well.
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Post by: jcalder8 on March 13, 2012, 11:57:10 am
I had DW 1,2 and 4 all CIB with guides. My wants changed so I sold them to buy other games but I kick myself for that one. I still need to get 2,3 and 4 back.
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Post by: scott on March 13, 2012, 12:28:16 pm
I never had 2 3 or 4 but always wanted them.
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Post by: foxhack on March 13, 2012, 02:22:22 pm
I had Dragon Warrior 1+2 and 3 for the GBC. Complete. I bought them new at a local pharmacy. And I had to sell them. T_T
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Post by: soera on March 13, 2012, 02:40:51 pm
Im still trying to find a box for both of mine. :|
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Post by: jcalder8 on March 15, 2012, 12:41:06 am
Put in some time with my Game Gear tonight since I just picked up a battery pack.
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Post by: foxhack on March 15, 2012, 12:43:27 am
Wizorb!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/207420/
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Post by: jcalder8 on March 15, 2012, 01:15:47 am
@foxhack, after reading about Wizorb I've decided to check it out on the 360. If I like the demo I'll be picking it up.
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Post by: pacpix on March 15, 2012, 10:17:35 am
I decided to play through Timesplitters 2 before Centipede: Infestation.  I just completed that and forgot to play Centipede and instead started Twilight Princess.  I will eventually get to Centipede: Infestation!
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Post by: scott on March 15, 2012, 10:40:02 am
Tonight I'll be starting Persona 3 FES. I just hope you guys haven't set my expectations too high. I also am playing Dragon Quest V, and Mass Effect 1.... where will I find the time to play all these RPGs?!
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Post by: amauriel on March 15, 2012, 01:58:07 pm
@scott:

Just give it a little time. All the Persona games start a little slow, and with a lot of cut scenes. It's worth it though. If you don't like it by "Junpei's Believe it or Don't", (you'll know it when you see it) the game may not be for you.
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Post by: foxhack on March 15, 2012, 03:12:01 pm
I couldn't get into Persona 3. Having to do chores and go to school IS NOT FUN. :P
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Post by: madmax on March 15, 2012, 09:32:51 pm
Just finished Assassins's Creed 2, Got 100% aside from the feathers. This game is just too awesome :D I can't wait to be caught up.

Now for brotherhood
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Post by: jcalder8 on March 16, 2012, 01:20:14 am
Played a bit of NLL 11. I really wish EA would pick up the lacrosse license but I'll take what I can get, I just hope they bring out '12
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Post by: desocietas on March 19, 2012, 12:39:39 pm
I couldn't get into Persona 3. Having to do chores and go to school IS NOT FUN. :P

I feel like they kinda addressed some of the chore grind in P4, but at the moment, I can't recall.  Was definitely revamped somehow.

Ha, but I don't know - I enjoyed doing that stuff in P3 :)

But then again, I'm the sort of gamer who likes Harvest Moon and other games where you do chores and other repetitive tasks for fun.
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Post by: killerchameleon on March 20, 2012, 10:26:24 am
Started playing Ninja Blade, I like it!
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Post by: arcaneknight on March 22, 2012, 06:20:55 pm
In the middle of Arc the Lad Twilight of the Spirits but I'm taking a break this weekend and switching over to Final Fantasy 9. Even though I've beaten it 4 times... xP   
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Post by: maximkat on March 22, 2012, 08:20:05 pm
Killing hours on end in Skyrim again.
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Post by: amauriel on March 23, 2012, 12:24:14 am
Back to getting my team ready for PAX Pokemon tourneys...getting from level 65 or so to 100 is quite a grind.

Even with good movies I'm not sure I'll make it...especially with Kid Icarus tomorrow.
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Post by: foxhack on March 23, 2012, 12:28:59 am
I've been playing Ys Oath in Felghana, enjoying the heck out of it.

Unfortunately, the game suffered some random corruption earlier today, which shouldn't happen, so I'm gonna have to leave the hard drive running self-diagnostic tests and hope for the best.
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Post by: jcalder8 on March 23, 2012, 12:36:33 am
Back to getting my team ready for PAX Pokemon tourneys...getting from level 65 or so to 100 is quite a grind.

Even with good movies I'm not sure I'll make it...especially with Kid Icarus tomorrow.
Remember: try not to poo in the hallway during the tournament!
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Post by: desocietas on March 23, 2012, 02:39:51 am
Back to getting my team ready for PAX Pokemon tourneys...getting from level 65 or so to 100 is quite a grind.

Even with good movies I'm not sure I'll make it...especially with Kid Icarus tomorrow.
Remember: try not to poo in the hallway during the tournament!

XD  we must learn that lesson from the best
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Post by: foxhack on March 26, 2012, 04:37:23 pm
I'm at Ys: Oath in Felghana's final boss.

He kicked my ass in two minutes. -.-
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Post by: madmax on March 27, 2012, 02:27:15 am
Just started Assassin's Creed II: Revelations today. Story got messed up pretty quickly. I'm excited to see how the Saga concludes.
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Post by: tpugmire on March 27, 2012, 09:07:19 am
I finished Lego Star Wars 3 with 100% yesterday, so I'm starting Lego Batman today. 
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Post by: blipcs76 on March 27, 2012, 09:36:30 am
I've been playing Zelda Skyward Sword and me and my wife have been playing the Lego games.  We finished up Batman recently and are now playing Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.
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Post by: george on March 27, 2012, 12:35:22 pm
Just finished ME3. I'm revisiting ME 1, playing Tactics Ogre for PS1 and Pinball FX with friends. 
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Post by: scott on March 28, 2012, 04:58:00 pm
The latest Pokemon giveaway from Nintendo gave me the itch to play some more Pokemon. Back to work on completing the National Pokedex!
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Post by: torchickens on March 28, 2012, 11:25:10 pm
Kid Icarus: Uprising at the moment. For me, it really brought some enjoyment back into the 3DS. I'm about half way through, but I've got myself hooked on random Light vs Dark battles.
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Post by: jcalder8 on March 28, 2012, 11:30:37 pm
I played a little bit of Final Fantasy III tonight. I did not play for very long but at least I have started it now.
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Post by: jcalder8 on April 01, 2012, 10:36:26 am
Finally putting some time in with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. I have forgotten so much about this game that it feels like I've never played it before.
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Post by: ianomatic on April 03, 2012, 01:06:38 am
Playing good amounts of  Birds of Steel for 360.  I pulled my Ace Combat flight stick/throttle out of the closet and have been putting it to some good use
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Post by: scott on April 03, 2012, 08:50:59 am
Been playing a ton of Pokemon Black and HeartGold working on completing the National Pokedex before Black and White 2 come out. Also I started up Super Mario 3D Land and its awesome! Almost feels like Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario 64 merged together, with only the good parts left in.
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Post by: psydswipe on April 03, 2012, 11:51:36 am
I played through the original Max Payne again over the weekend. I doubt the story will relate much to the upcoming game but I'll probably go through part two again this week.
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Post by: ronalopolis on April 03, 2012, 12:29:44 pm
I just got Afrika http://www.amazon.com/Afrika-Playstation-3/dp/B000ZKDOUI (http://www.amazon.com/Afrika-Playstation-3/dp/B000ZKDOUI) in the mail yesterday. Now one of my hobbies is photography and this game is nothing but getting missions from your computer and trying to take the right photograph. If you gointo the game expecting anything more than being in Africa taking pictures you will be dissapointed. I played it for about 2 hours last night and its just a nice relaxing game. It is worth the $20 if your into photography at all.
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Post by: jcalder8 on April 03, 2012, 02:39:21 pm
@ronalopolis, Afrika has been on my radar since it was released but I don't like spending more than 10 on a game so I keep waiting to find a used copy for cheap. After what you have said though I might have to bite on it.
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Post by: amauriel on April 03, 2012, 04:47:49 pm
I can not say anything about Afrika as I saw Ronalopolis play up until he took a picture of a giraffe drinking from an oasis and then I promptly fell asleep on it. (Maybe 20 minutes in?) I fell asleep PLAYING Endless Ocean every time I tried as well so those nature games just relax me, I guess.

I actually took a short break from gaming to read the Bioshock: Rapture book and the Hunger Games trilogy, but last night I put a few hours into Recettear. I forgot how engaging that game was. Also finally got Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns 3D and have put a bit of time into it, although not as much as I would like.
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Post by: atariboy on July 01, 2012, 05:50:16 pm
I bought Afrika about a month or so ago and now that I have finished James Noir's Hollywood Crimes on the 3DS I will probably check Afrika out, I am also on last case of LA Noir no should have plenty of time to try out Afrika.
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Post by: soera on July 01, 2012, 06:48:02 pm
I have been playing DQM: Caravan Heart like crazy since I got it. Its fun as hell!
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Post by: scott on July 01, 2012, 06:57:26 pm
When I get time, I've been mostly playing either Dragon Quest V or Diablo III... But I'm in Hell mode on Diablo now and the Champions are ripping me a new one.  :'(
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Post by: jobocan on July 01, 2012, 07:03:35 pm
When I get time, I've been mostly playing either Dragon Quest V or Diablo III... But I'm in Hell mode on Diablo now and the Champions are ripping me a new one.  :'(

Just wait until Inferno where the first few enemies in Act 2 can kill you in one hit... That's not too fun :P
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Post by: scott on July 03, 2012, 04:42:12 pm
When I get time, I've been mostly playing either Dragon Quest V or Diablo III... But I'm in Hell mode on Diablo now and the Champions are ripping me a new one.  :'(

Just wait until Inferno where the first few enemies in Act 2 can kill you in one hit... That's not too fun :P
Max tossed me a sweet 2h Crossbow last night, and it seemed to help a bit. I think stacking abilities on Champions to make them more difficult was a bad design choice though. Seriously, Arcane Enchanted/Molten/Frozen mobs are retarded.
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Post by: jobocan on July 03, 2012, 04:55:22 pm
When I get time, I've been mostly playing either Dragon Quest V or Diablo III... But I'm in Hell mode on Diablo now and the Champions are ripping me a new one.  :'(

Just wait until Inferno where the first few enemies in Act 2 can kill you in one hit... That's not too fun :P
Max tossed me a sweet 2h Crossbow last night, and it seemed to help a bit. I think stacking abilities on Champions to make them more difficult was a bad design choice though. Seriously, Arcane Enchanted/Molten/Frozen mobs are retarded.

I hear of people getting crazy combos like Shielding/Horde/Invincible Minion/Illusionist/Fast. I got something similar (but slightly less crazy) once... I just turned off the game at that point, screw that :P
I do agree that just stacking stuff on champions is a terrible decision, I'm sure it would have been possible to make it hard without making it completely broken.
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Post by: desocietas on July 03, 2012, 05:52:04 pm
A friend sent me a forum thread/guide about champions with the stacked abilities, and soon after we ran into several of them.  Definitely not easy, but it's kinda laughably funny when you get a crazy combo.  Of course, it'd suck if you were using your hardcore character...

If anything, it's just more of the same randomly-generated _____ for D3.
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Post by: foxhack on July 03, 2012, 06:10:08 pm
Alan Wake on the PC.

Yep. Hooked.
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Post by: exonerator on July 03, 2012, 09:37:25 pm
Lots of Tribes: Ascend on PC. I've also been playing Solar Jetman and Arkanoid on NES.
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Post by: atariboy on July 03, 2012, 11:32:36 pm
Alan Wake on the PC.

Yep. Hooked.

I liked it on the 360 but for what ever reason I can't get past the combine level. Damn combine maybe I'll try again.
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Post by: jcalder8 on July 04, 2012, 02:15:03 am
Alan Wake on the PC.

Yep. Hooked.

I liked it on the 360 but for what ever reason I can't get past the combine level. Damn combine maybe I'll try again.
I actually just borrowed this from my sister-in-law so I'm starting it up here too.
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Post by: psydswipe on July 04, 2012, 06:08:07 am
Lots of Tribes: Ascend on PC. I've also been playing Solar Jetman and Arkanoid on NES.

I've been playing too much Tribes as well. Double XP starts today too. Although I unlocked all the classes I mostly just play Soldier and Juggernaut. Being a long time Tribes player I have a hard time playing any class without a spinfusor.

This is my 5th day off in a row so I've been gaming too much. Also tried the latest Olympics game which isn't too bad, better than the last two Sega published. Played a couple games of the new Civ V expansion. Ran through Spec Ops: The Line as well. I expected it to be better and the story confused me. Also thought there would be a lot of tough decisions but you really only get two, you're just forced to do the other not so heroic actions.
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Post by: varkias on July 05, 2012, 05:23:00 pm
Playing my first Fire Emblem game on Gamecube, already addicted.  I should have played these a long time ago with how much I enjoy Strategy RPGs
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Post by: desocietas on July 05, 2012, 06:23:25 pm
Playing my first Fire Emblem game on Gamecube, already addicted.  I should have played these a long time ago with how much I enjoy Strategy RPGs

The saddest part about the FE games for me is the lost of characters with whom you've grown attached... never to be revived again! (unless you replay the game)
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Post by: varkias on July 05, 2012, 06:48:07 pm
Playing my first Fire Emblem game on Gamecube, already addicted.  I should have played these a long time ago with how much I enjoy Strategy RPGs

The saddest part about the FE games for me is the lost of characters with whom you've grown attached... never to be revived again! (unless you replay the game)

Sounds like Shining Force :(
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Post by: scott on July 05, 2012, 06:56:15 pm
Playing my first Fire Emblem game on Gamecube, already addicted.  I should have played these a long time ago with how much I enjoy Strategy RPGs

The saddest part about the FE games for me is the lost of characters with whom you've grown attached... never to be revived again! (unless you replay the game)

That's the best part. It means every strategic decision is important, and you can't just zerg and objective and rez folks after.
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Post by: desocietas on July 05, 2012, 07:22:19 pm
Playing my first Fire Emblem game on Gamecube, already addicted.  I should have played these a long time ago with how much I enjoy Strategy RPGs

The saddest part about the FE games for me is the lost of characters with whom you've grown attached... never to be revived again! (unless you replay the game)

That's the best part. It means every strategic decision is important, and you can't just zerg and objective and rez folks after.

Yeah, it was definitely a good thing, but also made me sad when I lost someone.  Definitely different from the factory output of mobs in Advance Wars.
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Post by: varkias on July 05, 2012, 08:42:55 pm
Playing my first Fire Emblem game on Gamecube, already addicted.  I should have played these a long time ago with how much I enjoy Strategy RPGs

The saddest part about the FE games for me is the lost of characters with whom you've grown attached... never to be revived again! (unless you replay the game)

That's the best part. It means every strategic decision is important, and you can't just zerg and objective and rez folks after.

Yeah, it was definitely a good thing, but also made me sad when I lost someone.  Definitely different from the factory output of mobs in Advance Wars.

Oh! you mean they perma die?  I'm glad no one has died yet!
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Post by: amauriel on July 06, 2012, 02:20:08 am
Theatrhythm. I've played it most of the day, on and off. I haven't gotten so immediately hooked on a game in a LONG time. And then I took a nap this evening, and Ronalopolis stole it from my 3DS so that he could start it. It's been a long time since we've both put time into a new game, especially on the first day we've had it.
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Post by: turf on July 06, 2012, 09:17:53 am
I started playing A Link to the Past again.  It was picked for the community gaming on Retrowaretv.com.  So, I thought I would give the community gaming thing shot.  Anyway, I forgot how fun this game is.  I play it once about every 5 years and I'm suprised how well it's held up everytime.
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Post by: george on July 06, 2012, 11:50:01 am
Starhawk, Dragon Quest 9 (DS)
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Post by: desocietas on July 06, 2012, 12:57:56 pm
I started playing A Link to the Past again.  It was picked for the community gaming on Retrowaretv.com.  So, I thought I would give the community gaming thing shot.  Anyway, I forgot how fun this game is.  I play it once about every 5 years and I'm suprised how well it's held up everytime.

Community gaming! that's a pretty neat idea, kind of like a book club, but for video games (that might be a little harder to get a hold of, depending on the title)
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Post by: turf on July 06, 2012, 01:03:11 pm
We vote the month before on the game. It's usually something that's easy to get ahold of either cheap, on a collection, xbox live, or something like that.
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Post by: amauriel on July 06, 2012, 02:02:57 pm
I've never participated, but there is a subreddit for something like this as well. They pick like 5 games, of different styles/backgrounds/systems, at a time, and you join the discussion for what you want to play.

Just so others know about it if they are interested: http://www.reddit.com/r/GameSociety/
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Post by: soera on July 06, 2012, 11:49:49 pm
I started playing A Link to the Past again.  It was picked for the community gaming on Retrowaretv.com.  So, I thought I would give the community gaming thing shot.  Anyway, I forgot how fun this game is.  I play it once about every 5 years and I'm suprised how well it's held up everytime.

Probably one of the top 10 greatest games of all time.
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Post by: jcalder8 on July 09, 2012, 05:16:31 pm
I just started playing 2 new games today:
Rhapsody for the DS
Alan Wake for the 360
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Post by: madmax on July 10, 2012, 03:44:55 am
Still playing a little Diablo 3
I'm also wasting time on Tribes: ascend. It's fun, mindless and really easy.

Endless Space is a new release I really want to try.
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Post by: varkias on July 10, 2012, 02:57:15 pm
Playing my first Fire Emblem game on Gamecube, already addicted.  I should have played these a long time ago with how much I enjoy Strategy RPGs

The saddest part about the FE games for me is the lost of characters with whom you've grown attached... never to be revived again! (unless you replay the game)

That's the best part. It means every strategic decision is important, and you can't just zerg and objective and rez folks after.

Yeah, it was definitely a good thing, but also made me sad when I lost someone.  Definitely different from the factory output of mobs in Advance Wars.

Oh! you mean they perma die?  I'm glad no one has died yet!

Yep... perma death :( The game was really easy at first, getting my arse handed to me in one particular battle.  Why the game would have level 1 characters join you mid fight i don't know, but they suck.
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Post by: desocietas on July 10, 2012, 03:07:26 pm
Yep... perma death :( The game was really easy at first, getting my arse handed to me in one particular battle.  Why the game would have level 1 characters join you mid fight i don't know, but they suck.

Yeah, it's a tricky thing to deal with.  And when they die, all I think about is how it affects the other characters (what I'm missing out on, etc.).  So stressful!
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Post by: scott on July 10, 2012, 05:08:50 pm
After I finish Dragon Quest V. I'm prolly gonna start up Persona 3 FES and finally finish it. This time without worrying about optimization of Social Links and skills and just have fun with it. One of the reasons I stopped playing last time was because I was following a strict schedule on what to do when and where.
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Post by: foxhack on July 11, 2012, 02:43:17 pm
I just finished Alan Wake and the two bonus episodes. The main game has good writing, but the two bonus episodes... I didn't like very much. They're okay, I'm glad they were free on PC. :p

I'm not sure what to tackle next...
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Post by: vancha on July 11, 2012, 04:10:04 pm
Currently busy with 3D Dot Game Heroes on PS3, a great fun Zelda'isk game.
Also playing dragon ball z: attack of the saiyans on DS :)
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Post by: ffmaniac2050 on July 12, 2012, 11:49:14 pm
I've been playing dead space.  Trying to take a break from rpg's since I just beat Star Ocean 2nd story
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Post by: pacpix on July 13, 2012, 12:36:38 am
I decided to try the Elder Scrolls Series.  Downloaded Arena for free from their website and I am really enjoying it.  The dungeons remind me of the old wizardry games, except a lot easier  :)
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Post by: scott on July 13, 2012, 12:42:07 am
I decided to try the Elder Scrolls Series.  Downloaded Arena for free from their website and I am really enjoying it.  The dungeons remind me of the old wizardry games, except a lot easier  :)

Awesome! I loved Daggerfall, even with all the bugs. It's an excellent series, glad you are liking the original!
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Post by: madmax on July 27, 2012, 11:40:18 pm
Picked up Arkham City during the steam sale. Really great game and I love being able to max it out (physx and all)
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Post by: jobocan on July 27, 2012, 11:49:20 pm
I picked up Malicious on PSN yesterday, and it's... really really good. I'll be playing that for a while, since mastering it to the point of being able to beat all 5 bosses (not counting the final boss, who I'll need all continues on probably) without using continues is gonna be really tough.
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Post by: scott on July 29, 2012, 02:56:59 pm
Still playing Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. I also have been playing short bursts of Steel Diver since I got it.
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Post by: blipcs76 on July 30, 2012, 11:21:02 am
Me and my wife just finished our play through of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.  The last level is actually pretty challenging.  Myself, I recently finished Darksiders, which was a surprisingly fun and well-made action adventure game.  Looking forward to the sequel now.

Now I've moved onto Zelda Skyward Sword, which sat on my shelf since Christmas and I'm finally getting into now.  It's grabbed my attention far better than Twilight Princess, which I've never been able to get into.  The Wiimotion Plus sword actions make it really enjoyable and satisfying.  Combat actually feels like combat when you're physically slashing left/right/up/down with near 1:1 control.

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Post by: arcaneknight on August 01, 2012, 05:22:49 pm
Started Growlanser IV yesterday, still working on Persona 2 IS and Growlanser III. Hopefully I can finish at least 2 of them, I get distracted or lose interest too easily these days. : P
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Post by: psydswipe on August 02, 2012, 11:52:00 am
I bought the Thief trilogy pack on Steam during the summer sale so I've been going through that. Finished Thief Gold last week and should finish Thief II tomorrow. At $6.74 for the three it was a good purchase, though I find I don't always have the patience to play the game properly. The first game has odd enemies, such as zombies and alligator-like creatures that spew green gas clouds, that I didn't expect. I'm enjoying the sequel more which has less weird stuff but added mechanical enemies and security cameras (reminds me of dwarven objects seen in some RPGs). The third one is supposedly set up different, closer to an open world setting. I'll either jump into that this weekend or try out my other purchase that I made shortly after the summer sale ended, Jade Empire.
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Post by: htimreimer on August 02, 2012, 12:03:22 pm
i am planning to replay the lost crown because two  sequels coming out this year ;D
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Post by: disgaeniac on August 02, 2012, 12:23:17 pm

Started Growlanser IV yesterday, still working on Persona 2 IS and Growlanser III. Hopefully I can finish at least 2 of them, I get distracted or lose interest too easily these days. : P

Please post your thoughts & impressions on Growlanser IV as you get further into the game  ;D

Me personally?

I did something (unfortunately, very typical of me) that I've done quite a bit of...that is, ignoring my backlog of hundreds of unplayed games - and instead - re-playing one of my favorite PS3 "Cross-over RPG's"...

"Cross-Edge".

I like this game so much, that I've actually platinumed it (no easy task, with this game) on one of my older PSN accounts  ???

I must admit, though, that it's even more fun this time through...because on the Gamefaqs "RPG's: Everything Else" board (the *ONLY* other site that I'd consider myself a 'regular' at (other than this one)...a bunch of us created/were participating in a thread to try & get different little groups of us together to play the same games together at the same time.

Preferably & ideally; of course, this would mean (especially in a game w/ such a deep, confusing, in-depth, and complex battle-system -and- even worse...the most random, obscure, and un/counter-intuitive pre-requisites & requirements to reach the "True-End" / *SERIOUSLY*???

...stuff like, if you attack, damage (or, possibly, even target) certain bosses (*IN THE BOSS FIGHTS*) during the game...you *WILL* have locked yourself out of being able to attain/see the true-end during that playthrough)  :o

that, amongst the rest of the noobs playing the game for their 1st time - that it would be greatly beneficial (and just plain logical) to have someone who knew the game inside-out also re-playing it for help, answers, suggestions, tips 'n' tricks, etc.

In this case, for this game, that falls to me & one of my other friends from that site to 'help' the 4 or 5 other site members playing it for the 1st time.  Luckily, for me, it's a game that I loved so much.

The obvious idea here being that, next time I pick a "group-game" to play there...I'll be the noob getting help from the others there that already know the game; I'm actually really liking this way of playing together as it introduces/gets lurkers and the more shy & quiet posters involved w/ the rest of the community, and, once committed to playing/helping others w/ a game - it's easier to not get "side-tracked"...and actually get some games played  8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on August 18, 2012, 04:37:04 pm
Just started playing the original Wizardry(Super Famicon Version).  I am going to try this without cheating with save states or maps so it is going a bit slow.  My party is:
Link-Fighter
Dig-Dug-Fighter
Ganon-Thief
Impa-Priest
Old Man-Bishop
Zelda-Mage
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on August 27, 2012, 03:02:13 am
Put in a lot of time into Diablo recently and am finally close to getting to lvl 60 on my demon hunter.

Waiting for my retail copy of Guild Wars 2 but just bought Pushmo on the 3DS.  Not a bad puzzle game so far.

Have Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom in the PSP right now and am waiting to get to the part where it's *actually* interactive... :/

(I guess I'm finally at the stage of recovery where I can play games again :) )
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on August 27, 2012, 10:22:43 am
Put in a lot of time into Diablo recently and am finally close to getting to lvl 60 on my demon hunter.

Waiting for my retail copy of Guild Wars 2 but just bought Pushmo on the 3DS.  Not a bad puzzle game so far.

Have Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom in the PSP right now and am waiting to get to the part where it's *actually* interactive... :/

(I guess I'm finally at the stage of recovery where I can play games again :) )

Glad to hear that you're feeling better!

Post more about Hakuoki as you progress in the game...I'm curious about it :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on August 27, 2012, 10:44:48 am
I started playing Xenoblade Chronicles again. I'm still working on Dragon Quest V too and I've been putting some time into New Super Mario Bros 2, which I'm kinda really enjoying.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: blipcs76 on August 28, 2012, 10:04:18 am
I just finished up Zelda Skyward Sword last week (brilliant game, BTW).  I'm now playing Blood Will Tell, which I picked up on Saturday from a pawn shop.  I love the concept, but it's far from a polished title.  Regardless and even with it's flaws, I'm really getting hooked on it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on September 05, 2012, 02:50:39 am
I have started to play through Sleeping Dogs. So far I am in love with the style of the game, the characters are not sticking with me but the city is very memorable.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on September 05, 2012, 10:16:39 pm
Randomly started playing a MUD the other day called Aardwolf. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on September 06, 2012, 10:36:21 am
I started playing River City Ransom for our Community Gaming for Sept. on Retrowaretv.com.  As much NES as I've played, I've never played this one.  In fact, I didn't even own it until a few months ago. 
So far, it's a good time.  I can't believe with Nintendo's strict censorship this game was allowed in the U.S.  I'm kicking ass with chains, sticks, pipes, brass knuckles, and anything else I can pick up.  Hell, you can even pick up a dude you knocked down and whip his friends ass with his unconsious body.  I'm digging the RPG type elements to it too.  I don't know how, but I didn't know the first thing about this game until last night.  Now, I'm a regular ole ass kicker!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on September 06, 2012, 11:18:16 am
I absolutely LOVED River City Ransom when I was younger. I would play it too for your community thing if you want. Just send me some info. :)

Me personally I just started FF VI again to try to show it to my son. But at 4 he isnt horribly interested so I may either swap to River City or load up Tecmo Secret of the Stars and see what its like.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on September 06, 2012, 11:46:31 am
All the community gaming is is a thread on Retrowaretv.com that we pick a game every month and play through it and talk about it.  Sign up over there and join our forums if you want.  If folks around here are into something like that, we could start one here too.  Just whatever you want to do.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on November 12, 2012, 03:30:31 pm
I just started playing The Saboteur for the Xbox 360. I am enjoying it so far but I wish that EA had not shut down the servers.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 12, 2012, 04:26:16 pm
Started up Ragnarok Tactics the other night. I haven't really done much with it and it took me a bit to get through the first battle. Mainly because I lack time and having a mid battle save feature is too tempting to use as an excuse to set it down. So far the game seems kinda cut scene heavy though and it is really dragging the pace down. I'm still playing though, so I'll give a better impression as I get further in.

Also I'm almost done with Pokemon Black. As soon as I finish it, I'll be starting either Black 2 or White 2. I haven't decided yet. But I know I am going with an all Ghost team when I do start it up.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: exonerator on November 12, 2012, 05:48:59 pm
I can't believe with Nintendo's strict censorship this game was allowed in the U.S.  I'm kicking ass with chains, sticks, pipes, brass knuckles, and anything else I can pick up.  Hell, you can even pick up a dude you knocked down and whip his friends ass with his unconsious body.
Not to mention the male nudity ;)

On topic: I'm playing Terraria. And a lot of it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on November 12, 2012, 07:09:19 pm
I started playing Super Ghouls n Ghosts on the GBA last night. I've never any rendition of Ghosts n Goblins, Ghouls n Ghosts, etc. It's difficult but I'll be able to beat it when I have a couple of hours!

The GBA port is pretty decent. It's aesthetically pleasing for sure, especially the backgrounds.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: blipcs76 on November 13, 2012, 09:16:59 am
I started playing River City Ransom for our Community Gaming for Sept. on Retrowaretv.com.  As much NES as I've played, I've never played this one.  In fact, I didn't even own it until a few months ago. 
So far, it's a good time.  I can't believe with Nintendo's strict censorship this game was allowed in the U.S.  I'm kicking ass with chains, sticks, pipes, brass knuckles, and anything else I can pick up.  Hell, you can even pick up a dude you knocked down and whip his friends ass with his unconsious body.  I'm digging the RPG type elements to it too.  I don't know how, but I didn't know the first thing about this game until last night.  Now, I'm a regular ole ass kicker!

River City Ransom is probably one of the top ten best games released on the NES, IMO.  The it has a unique look that's perfectly suited for the capabilities of the NES, it's got a great sense of humor, great gameplay and the RPG elements make it extremely addicting.

Sadly, I have yet to actually own it.  I always wanted to pick it up CIB, but was too cheap to shell out the cash for it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: blipcs76 on November 13, 2012, 09:20:39 am
I've been playing Dante's Inferno, which I picked up at a garage sale for $5.  I'm a total sucker for DMC-style action games, so this is right up my alley.  The descent into hell is a really interesting concept, with each level portraying a different sin (gluttony, lust, greed, etc.)  The scale of some of the earlier stages is astonishing, where you can see a boss in the distance way before you actually get there.  The levels themselves are extremely creative and horribly dark and disturbing.  I need to avoid playing it before bed, since it gives me some f'ed up dreams.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on November 13, 2012, 04:56:25 pm
I agree with both of your posts. For anyone that hasnt played River City Ransom, you are missing a really cool unique experience. Its undescribable.

As far as Dante's Inferno, I have delved into it some ... its a good game but it falls a tad short of the God of War games to me. I have all 5 of the GoW games and am actually looking forward to the 6th one coming out in a few months. Hope its as good as GoW III or better.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: ko1ru on November 13, 2012, 05:20:45 pm
I've been playing Dante's Inferno, which I picked up at a garage sale for $5.  I'm a total sucker for DMC-style action games, so this is right up my alley.  The descent into hell is a really interesting concept, with each level portraying a different sin (gluttony, lust, greed, etc.)  The scale of some of the earlier stages is astonishing, where you can see a boss in the distance way before you actually get there.  The levels themselves are extremely creative and horribly dark and disturbing.  I need to avoid playing it before bed, since it gives me some f'ed up dreams.

I really enjoyed Dante's Inferno.  I feel it was because of the darker subject material that not a lot of people delved deeper into it, which is a shame.  Easily one of my favourites for the current generation of consoles.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 20, 2012, 10:27:01 am
Believe it or not, w/ my deep love for, and long history of playing & loving rpg's...I'm actually just now getting around to playing Chrono Trigger for the 1st time  :o

I started playing it on my DS while w/o power, then, after buying/firing-up a new generator, switched over to playing the PSX (FF: Chronicles) version of it for the bigger screen & ability to use a controller.

I'm loving it, so far -and- it was actually nice & refreshing having to play a game w/ no Internet access/ability to look up FAQS/answer questions, etc...and have to figure everything out for myself :)

I'm guessing that I'm about 1/2 way through it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on November 20, 2012, 10:28:09 am
Chrono Trigger is one of my most cherished memories from my SNES days. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 20, 2012, 10:29:50 am
Chrono Trigger is one of my most cherished memories from my SNES days. :)

Have you played/do you know of differences in any of the other versions of CT?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on November 20, 2012, 10:33:00 am
Chrono Trigger is one of my most cherished memories from my SNES days. :)

Have you played/do you know of differences in any of the other versions of CT?

I was going to go in depth, but this pretty much explains everything I was going to say:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/563538-/56155772 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/563538-/56155772)

If you want a summary:

PS1 = added cut scenes and TERRIBLE loading times
DS = several game additions (optional dungeons and bosses, etc), smooth experience
SNES = original

I have it on all 3 systems and I would suggest the DS version based on price. The small screen kind of sucks, but it is a really good port. If you want it on SNES (and want to pay for it) then by all means. Just stay far, far away from the PS1 port.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=chrono+trigger (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=chrono+trigger)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 20, 2012, 10:45:34 am
Meh, having to play it w/ only one hand, I'd still rather take the longer loading times & the big screen view, and, *ESPECIALLY* the ability to control everything w/ a bigger & much more comfortable (for me, at least) controller over playing an (even possibly better) version on a handheld.

I can & do *sometimes* play games on my DS, GBC, PSP, 3DS, etc -BUT- only when there's no way to play them on a console/big screen with a controller.

Thanks for the link/answers, though :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on November 20, 2012, 10:47:42 am
Meh, having to play it w/ only one hand...

I must be missing something?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 20, 2012, 10:52:19 am
Meh, having to play it w/ only one hand...

I must be missing something?

I lost my left hand/wrist ~5 years ago in an amputation (resulting from a botched "simple & routine") blood-clot repair surgery.

I thought that pretty much all of the "regulars" here knew that -but- I guess that you just missed reading any of my posts about it...I don't bring it up/call attention to it all that often.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 20, 2012, 11:12:18 am
Nah, darko was MIA for awhile. I think he left and you came in around the same time.

Anyway, Chrono Trigger is possibly my favorite SNES era RPG. It fluctuates between it and FFIII though. I even went so far as to buy the full soundtrack for it! I'm glad you discovered it the proper way, without the ability to easily find a guide on it, almost like you were playing it in the 90s. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on November 20, 2012, 12:17:42 pm
Meh, having to play it w/ only one hand...

I must be missing something?

I lost my left hand/wrist ~5 years ago in an amputation (resulting from a botched "simple & routine") blood-clot repair surgery.

I thought that pretty much all of the "regulars" here knew that -but- I guess that you just missed reading any of my posts about it...I don't bring it up/call attention to it all that often.

Ahh, I see. Sorry to bring it up. I had no idea.

To make the whole awkward conversation better:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-21_jyYvyZxo/T16-fJ9X6oI/AAAAAAAADqI/HaJaKxYuxfg/s1600/themoreyouknow.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on November 20, 2012, 12:26:17 pm
lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 20, 2012, 12:35:21 pm
lol

This!

Nothing awkward and nothing to feel bad/sorry about/for darko  ;)

I've gotten over/adjusted to it and I can talk about (and even laugh/joke about) it pretty well :)

Plus...weren't you that "nice guy" who sent me (when I was still a "Noob-in-weaning here") that pretty, Xenoblade Chronicles art-book in the old "pay it forward" thread?!

It's all good/no worries; my good man  8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on November 20, 2012, 12:41:50 pm
lol

This!

Nothing awkward and nothing to feel bad/sorry about/for darko  ;)

I've gotten over/adjusted to it and I can talk about (and even laugh/joke about) it pretty well :)

Plus...weren't you that "nice guy" who sent me (when I was still a "Noob-in-weaning here") that pretty, Xenoblade Chronicles art-book in the old "pay it forward" thread?!

It's all good/no worries; my good man  8)

Well thank you :)

Also, yes. That old pay it forward thread needs to be brought back into commission!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 20, 2012, 12:50:39 pm
@Darko:

I agree - I'd like to see it get brought back/get some more use as well :)

I sent Amauriel a (Japanese) Persona guide since I couldn't read/understand it & she could...but...sadly - I *think* (IIRC); that was about the last time that I've seen that thread (or Amauriel) very active :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on November 20, 2012, 01:02:38 pm
I mean, I guess I could start the thread back up. The only real thing I have to throw up there right now is the MM Anniversary Collection that I've been trying to trade...hmm...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 20, 2012, 01:26:54 pm
I was thinking about starting that thread back up the other day. But I don't really have anything to offer up at the moment.

Hey everybody!

I'm playing Silent Bomber! Its as good as I remember the demo being and it feeds my shmup addiction. So happy that I was able to finally get it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on November 20, 2012, 01:43:36 pm
I'm playing Silent Bomber! Its as good as I remember the demo being and it feeds my shmup addiction. So happy that I was able to finally get it.

Have you made a dent in Ragnarok Tactics yet?  I have such a hard time getting into the right frame of mind for tactics/strategy games.

Currently the boyfriend and I are nervously making our way through Telltale's The Walking Dead and I'm trying to make some progress in Runaway: Dream of the Turtle (probably one of the worst game titles, imo).

The Walking Dead is a little difficult since I don't like to play horror games (but I want to know what happens), so I give the controller to the boyfriend.  However, since he doesn't play games, it's torturous to watch him fumble with the controls and not pick up on what to do and when to react to gameplay elements.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 20, 2012, 01:51:33 pm
Nah, I haven't. I haven't been able to play much of anything while working on this arcade cab. But last night I got frustrated and took a quick break to play some Silent Bomber.

I guess the hardest part of digging into Ragnarok Tactics was the fact that it took me 3 days to do the tutorial battle. Just because I could save mid fight at any time and set it down. Plus Yuri (I think that's his name) annoys the crap out of me. He's a knight of one of the factions and he's all "I'm a knight of yadda yadda and as a knight of yadda yadda, I must do this! And we must no work with HER, because she is a witch from another faction". Maybe it gets better and it's part of the 4 main characters I've seen learning to work together. But damn he's annoying already (and he totally looks like a girl).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on November 20, 2012, 01:54:18 pm
Nah, I haven't. I haven't been able to play much of anything while working on this arcade cab. But last night I got frustrated and took a quick break to play some Silent Bomber.

I guess the hardest part of digging into Ragnarok Tactics was the fact that it took me 3 days to do the tutorial battle. Just because I could save mid fight at any time and set it down. Plus Yuri (I think that's his name) annoys the crap out of me. He's a knight of one of the factions and he's all "I'm a knight of yadda yadda and as a knight of yadda yadda, I must do this! And we must no work with HER, because she is a witch from another faction". Maybe it gets better and it's part of the 4 main characters I've seen learning to work together. But damn he's annoying already (and he totally looks like a girl).


Hahah ok, maybe I should look into it during the holiday weekend to see if it's really that annoying.  Plus, the 4-day weekend will give me a chance perhaps to get through the tutorial...  :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 20, 2012, 02:00:23 pm
Oh it's not a LONG tutorial... it just couldn't hold my attention. And even then half of the enemy unit never closed on me, so I had to spend a bunch of wasted turns moving.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on November 20, 2012, 02:03:27 pm
Actually I have a few things Im going to toss up in the pay it forward thread. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on November 20, 2012, 11:17:53 pm
I started replaying Chrono Trigger tonight on the DS. Wow, it's SUCH A GOOD GAME!!!!

Honestly, the DS version is really, really good. You basically get the videos from the PS version and the option to either play the entire game as it was originally released on the SNES or use the touchpad, etc.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on November 21, 2012, 12:04:00 am
I'm trying to beat Ys Origin on Nightmare mode with all three characters. I'm using Yunica (the er... axwoman) and it's a pain in the ass since you get next to no money for upgrades. :|
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 21, 2012, 01:17:20 am
I started replaying Chrono Trigger tonight on the DS. Wow, it's SUCH A GOOD GAME!!!!

Honestly, the DS version is really, really good. You basically get the videos from the PS version and the option to either play the entire game as it was originally released on the SNES or use the touchpad, etc.

I'm pretty sure the DS version is my favorite too. Though, I still want to get the SNES version one day. Too bad there is to play DS games on your TV...

Hmm... I wonder if they could pull that off on the Wii U? With that fancy controller it seems super doable.If they did announce something like a DS Player add on for it, I'd be sold.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: psydswipe on November 21, 2012, 07:45:05 am
I rarely play kart racers, and have hardly played any Mario Kart, but I've been enjoying Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed this week. Part of it is I grew up on Sega platforms, though there seem to be a lot more Dreamcast characters than those from the Genesis days. I did play a little of the first Sega kart racer which had some different characters, some of whom I would have preferred to see again in this one rather than characters like Pudding (Space Channel 5) or Danica Patrick.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: tpugmire on November 21, 2012, 11:00:26 am
This past couple of weeks I've challenged myself to do a few things that I've never done.

1. Beat Earthbound without using the guide at all.  I finished it in two weeks and didn't die once.

2. Beat Super Mario Bros 2 without using warp zones or shortcuts.  I beat it in just over an hour.  I've owned the game since it was brand new, and always used the warp zones, so this is the first time that I ever faced Fryguy or Clawgrip.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on November 21, 2012, 11:07:23 am
2. Beat Super Mario Bros 2 without using warp zones or shortcuts.  I beat it in just over an hour.  I've owned the game since it was brand new, and always used the warp zones, so this is the first time that I ever faced Fryguy or Clawgrip.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who still plays this game.  I think it gets a bad rap.  It's a really fun game.  And it had the first cross-dresser in video games.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on November 21, 2012, 11:19:00 am
I can not get with you on this one. I despise SMB2. It is definitely a frustrating game and the mechanics are not something I liked. With that being said, I did a play through of all the Mario games for my kids and I had to do this one too. I didnt use warps but I sure as hell took a lot longer than an hour heh.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 21, 2012, 11:44:47 am
I'm with turf on this one. I'm a big fan on SMB2 and its one of the most played NES games I had as a kid. I still randomly whistle the music from the first level to this day.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on November 21, 2012, 12:29:25 pm
I have to agree with the SMB2 love. It's an awesome game!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on November 22, 2012, 12:38:31 am
I installed Law & Order: Dead on the Money. So far it seems like a very competent game, but I am not a fan of having a time limit to gather evidence.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 28, 2012, 08:56:42 am
Started playing Diablo III again with my cousin and another friend. Last night we polished off Act 1 Normal and totally smoked everything. This time I'm playing through with a Wizard and I'm really digging that class! My cousin is rolling a Demon Hunter and our other friend is a Barbarian. I'd say this is the 1st time I've play a decent amount on co-op in one sitting and it makes the game much more enjoyable. I'm sure it helps that we are facemelting everything so far. I'm interested to see how things play out later on.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: blipcs76 on November 28, 2012, 10:26:17 am
I recently finished Dante's Inferno and I'm contemplating a second play through at a harder difficulty and pursuing the unholy tree.  I maxed out the holy tree on my first play.  Though I may move on to something else rather than play DI again.  I still have LA Noire, Sin & Punishment Star Successor and Metroid Other M sitting unplayed since I got them last Christmas.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: thecollector0o7 on November 28, 2012, 10:32:27 am
Just started a play though of Bad Fur Day but its busy time at Brock so no gaming for me   >_>'
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 28, 2012, 11:17:33 am
I recently finished Dante's Inferno and I'm contemplating a second play through at a harder difficulty and pursuing the unholy tree.  I maxed out the holy tree on my first play.  Though I may move on to something else rather than play DI again.  I still have LA Noire, Sin & Punishment Star Successor and Metroid Other M sitting unplayed since I got them last Christmas.

What'd ya' think of Dante's Inferno & what did you play it on?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 03, 2012, 11:09:33 pm
I cracked open that copy of Alone in the Dark for the PS2 I got the other day and started to play it.

So far: Slightly buggy, but not completely unplayable. I'm having the same issues I had with the PC version - that is, slightly unintuitive controls and awkward timing / button issues.

Since I played and beat the PC version, I know exactly what's going to happen... except it doesn't happen. The story is somewhat different since it was developed by a different team. The same plot-related events happen... with a slightly different story. Eh, it's different enough for a second playthrough...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on December 03, 2012, 11:28:33 pm
I fired up Dawn of Sorrow to distract me a bit from Chrono Trigger this weekend. Now I'm hooked. Are all of the DS Castlevania games as good?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 04, 2012, 01:07:10 am
Yes. I'd say my favorites in order are Dawn, Order and then Portrait. But Dawn and Order are really close.

 Portrait is good and the story is pretty good, but I just don't think it stands up as well compared to the others. Portrait is cool how each area is set up and a lot of the areas seem unique compared to previous Castlevania games, thanks to each area taking place in various paintings though.

 Also, Order seems to be a bit more challenging than the others, which I loved. And the story is really interesting, I think. It doesn't take place solely inside a castle and has a lot of Simon's Quest like exploration of areas. And the glyph system is a neat take on how you collect gear/abilities.

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on December 04, 2012, 01:24:22 am
I started the PC version of Eiyuu Densetsu 3 the other day, but it's fallen to the wayside because I'm totally in love with Wonder Project J2 (N64) - I bought it ages ago but only just got around to playing it for the purposes of blog research, and it's so lovely I really have to see it through before I do anything else :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 04, 2012, 04:19:06 pm
Argh, what the crap!

I'm still stuck on the first episode of Alone in the Dark - there's this parking lot that I have to explore to find a car to escape, right? Except there's no car! And there's an enemy that CAN be killed, but I'm supposed to use fire - which I CAN'T GET in this game for some reason! What the hell!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on December 04, 2012, 04:49:11 pm
Just finished Nightmare mode on Skylanders Giants a few hours ago. Got the Knight's helm and maxed out about a dozen characters in the process of the 2 playthroughs. Also got the 65000 gold trophy. :) All in all, the game is still pretty cool. Only 4 characters left to find out in the world. Hot Dog, Thumpback, Ninjini, and Eye-Brawl.
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Post by: turf on December 04, 2012, 04:50:50 pm
Just finished Nightmare mode on Skylanders Giants a few hours ago. Got the Knight's helm and maxed out about a dozen characters in the process of the 2 playthroughs. Also got the 65000 gold trophy. :) All in all, the game is still pretty cool. Only 4 characters left to find out in the world. Hot Dog, Thumpback, Ninjini, and Eye-Brawl.

You really do have a problem
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: trinitis on December 04, 2012, 05:54:59 pm
Finished Final Fantasy II (GBA) this morning and am going to start Final Fantasy III (NDS) sometime tonight.  Another step along my Final Fantasy marathon!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on December 04, 2012, 05:58:21 pm
Just finished Nightmare mode on Skylanders Giants a few hours ago. Got the Knight's helm and maxed out about a dozen characters in the process of the 2 playthroughs. Also got the 65000 gold trophy. :) All in all, the game is still pretty cool. Only 4 characters left to find out in the world. Hot Dog, Thumpback, Ninjini, and Eye-Brawl.

You really do have a problem

Heh its not so bad. You bought that stuff for your friend's kid .. you should go check out the game!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on December 04, 2012, 07:36:11 pm
Just finished Nightmare mode on Skylanders Giants a few hours ago. Got the Knight's helm and maxed out about a dozen characters in the process of the 2 playthroughs. Also got the 65000 gold trophy. :) All in all, the game is still pretty cool. Only 4 characters left to find out in the world. Hot Dog, Thumpback, Ninjini, and Eye-Brawl.

You really do have a problem

Heh its not so bad. You bought that stuff for your friend's kid .. you should go check out the game!

I'll get my turn. I have a three year old. My day is coming.
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Post by: jcalder8 on December 04, 2012, 11:28:32 pm
Just finished Nightmare mode on Skylanders Giants a few hours ago. Got the Knight's helm and maxed out about a dozen characters in the process of the 2 playthroughs. Also got the 65000 gold trophy. :) All in all, the game is still pretty cool. Only 4 characters left to find out in the world. Hot Dog, Thumpback, Ninjini, and Eye-Brawl.
I can't wait to start playing my copy.... I mean my son's copy.... when I open it...... I mean he opens it Christmas morning :D
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Post by: mkarasch on December 04, 2012, 11:41:55 pm
I installed Law & Order: Dead on the Money. So far it seems like a very competent game, but I am not a fan of having a time limit to gather evidence.

Wow, really?  I played the CSI demo once, and it was totally awful.  I guess I sort of assumed that L&O would have been in the same boat...Intriguing...
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Post by: foxhack on December 05, 2012, 09:10:43 am
Which CSI demo?

The games aren't perfect, but they're playable.
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Post by: htimreimer on December 05, 2012, 11:37:51 am
i love the csi games by telltale games but the one's that are not by them are crap and the law & order games are to slow for me to enjoy but i have to try the episodic law & order: legacies by telltale games and maybe it not as slow
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Post by: jcalder8 on December 06, 2012, 12:15:58 am
I'm sorry everyone but I am addicted to a game on my phone :'( but Zoo Keeper Battle is damn fun :D
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Post by: scott on December 06, 2012, 09:28:47 am
Played some Team Fortress 2 with Matt last night. I've not played it in ages And forgot how much fun it was. I was super rusty though and it took awhile for me to get back in the swing of things. And damn, the game is a lot different now a days.
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Post by: foxhack on December 06, 2012, 05:32:54 pm
Played some Team Fortress 2 with Matt last night. I've not played it in ages And forgot how much fun it was. I was super rusty though and it took awhile for me to get back in the swing of things. And damn, the game is a lot different now a days.
If you guys get together again hit me up, I'll be happy to kick your asses. :)

I'm currently on episode 6 of Alone in the Dark, and man, this game has soooooooooooooo much stuff cut from the original game... you can't carry fuel / booze bottles, or really walk around, but at least I'm pretty sure I won't have to go do a mission tacked onto the final stages that made the game longer than needed.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: anton on December 06, 2012, 06:51:17 pm
Currently playing Deus Ex Human Revolution, played all of the others Deus EX game, so i was really excited for this prequel.
So far so good, i played around 10 hours.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on December 06, 2012, 09:13:29 pm
I'm still playing Borderlands 2. Yeah, this game is still awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on December 06, 2012, 10:01:01 pm
Currently playing Deus Ex Human Revolution, played all of the others Deus EX game, so i was really excited for this prequel.
So far so good, i played around 10 hours.
I tried to get into it but the world felt very confined. I had never played any of the others so maybe that had something to do with it too.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mkarasch on December 06, 2012, 11:35:15 pm
Which CSI demo?

The games aren't perfect, but they're playable.

Deadly Intent?  Maybe? for 360.  Not sure. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 07, 2012, 12:04:40 am
Played some Team Fortress 2 with Matt last night. I've not played it in ages And forgot how much fun it was. I was super rusty though and it took awhile for me to get back in the swing of things. And damn, the game is a lot different now a days.
If you guys get together again hit me up, I'll be happy to kick your asses. :)

I'm currently on episode 6 of Alone in the Dark, and man, this game has soooooooooooooo much stuff cut from the original game... you can't carry fuel / booze bottles, or really walk around, but at least I'm pretty sure I won't have to go do a mission tacked onto the final stages that made the game longer than needed.

Actually I was saying to Matt that we should have seen if you wanted to join us, since you were online while we were playing. Perhaps next time, I would like to try some coop on it soonish.
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Post by: kimimi on December 07, 2012, 01:41:25 am
Finished Wonder Project J2! Really enjoyed it, felt very "Ghibli" if that makes any sense. Now to get back to my ED3 ^^~
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: anton on December 07, 2012, 08:44:20 am
I tried to get into it but the world felt very confined. I had never played any of the others so maybe that had something to do with it too.
You need to give it some time.
It feels slow during the first missions, but it's really good after awhile.
Main character feels really weak at first.
I play stealth, i think it's more fun rather than just go nuts and kill everyone like a madman.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 07, 2012, 09:28:41 pm
Deadly Intent?  Maybe? for 360.  Not sure.
I haven't played it, but I believe that's by Telltale. I've read that their CSI games were pretty mediocre, so... I've only played one of theirs, and it was frustrating as hell.

I got Sine Mora for PC in a trade and it's fun, but it doesn't recognize my gamepad, moving with the mouse is difficult, and the worst thing is the keyboard layout - you control the ship with the arrows and attack with A / S / D! That's like, THE OPPOSITE OF MOST GAMES! :|
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 26, 2012, 12:37:00 am
Team Fortress 2 still and wrecking people with the Pyro.

But I've also been able to put in some major time with Radiant Historia. Holy crap is it such a good game! I really enjoy the battle system, graphics and music in it. The story is pretty cool and its neat how it all meshes together. Especially when you revisit areas you couldn't pass before thanks to needing to manipulate events in history first.
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Post by: desocietas on December 26, 2012, 03:10:53 am
Just bought Fez and Scribblenauts Unlimited for myself because, well, because Santa didn't come through in time and these games weren't going to buy themselves (plus they were on sale!).

Both are pretty adorable!

Scribblenauts Unlimited is pretty fun and silly and as much as I try to be imaginative, I just end up being kinda mean to justify the end result.  Still a good time and totally worth the $7.50 if anyone wants to buy it still from Amazon.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mkarasch on December 26, 2012, 05:23:00 pm
Just finished psychonauts.  Thoroughly enjoyed.

The RIGHT thing to do is finish Ace Combat 6 and continue working through the backlog...

But just got so many games for xmas.....

SELF CONTROL...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 26, 2012, 06:35:36 pm
I started playing Shank on PC. It's pretty enjoyable, but I need a new gamepad. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on December 26, 2012, 11:45:22 pm
I'm trying to play through Mystic Ark (SFC), but it's not really working out. I love everything about the game - the way it looks, the music, the story, the neat battle system... but I just can't get into it. The gameplay's based more around solving puzzles/talking to people than going through dungeons and that's something I really like, but it's also something I don't have a lot of time for! I don't have large chunks of free time and even with the guidebook here I seem to be spending a lot of it trying to work out who I spoke to last and where I need to go next  :-\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 26, 2012, 11:51:06 pm
I started playing Shank on PC. It's pretty enjoyable, but I need a new gamepad. :P

I have it on XBLA, it's a good game, but I got bored of it really quick for some reason. I did really like the artwork in it though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on December 27, 2012, 10:27:36 am
Im playing through FF VI again. Working on finishing it so I can do some more play throughs before I finally sell my soul and buy Suikoden II so I can finally own and play it. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on December 30, 2012, 12:16:49 am
forza 2. trying to complete it so i can start forza 3
brutal legend (when my little girl is in bed)
soul calibur V
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on December 30, 2012, 09:08:06 am
I'm still bumbling my way through CT (Just finished getting the Rainbow Stone/Chrono's best sword (I think))?!

I guess I've just got Frog's side-quest, the Black Omen, and the last boss fight left then, right?

Maybe I can finish it up today - tomorrow :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on December 30, 2012, 11:19:40 am
I bought Skyrim as a birthday present to myself so I'm going to start putting time into that. I haven't played an Elder Scrolls game since Morrowind which I wasn't able to get into it so I'm hoping that Skyrim will be a different story.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on December 30, 2012, 11:27:30 am
Skyrim's still in my backlog -but- I *Loved* my 1st (and only, so far:) Elder Scrolls Game; OBLIVION :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 30, 2012, 01:31:04 pm
Now going through Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. It's a really awesome run and gun for PS3 (PSN) and Steam. Lots of personality, and it has quite a few puzzles too.

I'm also slowly going through Shank on PC in hard mode.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on December 30, 2012, 02:46:48 pm
I bought Skyrim as a birthday present to myself so I'm going to start putting time into that. I haven't played an Elder Scrolls game since Morrowind which I wasn't able to get into it so I'm hoping that Skyrim will be a different story.

I actually have Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim all. I got so deep into Morrowind that it was one of the reasons my ex left me. I havent even touched the others. My stepson plays them.
Title: Re: What are you playing? Console
Post by: htimreimer on December 30, 2012, 02:54:11 pm
i'm playing skyrim and rainbow six vegas 2 but the stealth system in skyrim is awful
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Post by: darko on December 30, 2012, 11:18:07 pm
I just beat Rage on PS3. I must say, quite an enjoyable experience indeed. It has so many nods to games like Doom, Quake and Wolfenstien that it makes me want to go buy the new Doom 3 remake. I didn't complete all of the sidequests but I did a handful. There's a lot of fun to be had. It's $20 new and $10 used these days. I'd recommend it if you have 10-15 hours to spare, or if you've ever been a fan of any of the other ID Software titles. I played it on the medium difficulty setting and finished it in just under 12 hours. The graphics are great, the story is meh (but that's not really the point), and I really like the setting (post-apocalypse). It was a lot of fun!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on December 31, 2012, 02:01:09 am
I bought Skyrim as a birthday present to myself so I'm going to start putting time into that. I haven't played an Elder Scrolls game since Morrowind which I wasn't able to get into it so I'm hoping that Skyrim will be a different story.
Well I have only put in about an hour but I think I have found my new addiction.... wow this game is amazing.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 31, 2012, 10:07:32 am
I bought Skyrim as a birthday present to myself so I'm going to start putting time into that. I haven't played an Elder Scrolls game since Morrowind which I wasn't able to get into it so I'm hoping that Skyrim will be a different story.
Well I have only put in about an hour but I think I have found my new addiction.... wow this game is amazing.

I know, right? When I first got it, and walked to the 1st town you visit I was blown away. Then when I went to meet the Jarl you have to talk to to progress the story further I followed the river and was still picking my jaw off the floor. I was super hooked on Skyrim for awhile, but it entered my back log and in true Elder Scrolls fashion I haven't finished it yet. I was thinking of picking up the DLC for it though and get back into it, maybe starting from scratch again.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on December 31, 2012, 12:19:33 pm
Is the DLC crap only for Xsuck360? I got on my PSO account and couldnt find a single download.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on December 31, 2012, 12:23:31 pm
Is the DLC crap only for Xsuck360? I got on my PSO account and couldnt find a single download.

LOL!

I think that I remember reading that Bethesda "couldn't figure out how to get the DLC to work on the PSN"... :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 31, 2012, 12:49:44 pm
I'm not sure if the DLC is Xbox only, but all of it is on sale right now for their Countdown to 2013 sale. Looks like I'll be adding some points tonight.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on December 31, 2012, 01:24:30 pm
I am tempted to buy it since it is on sale but the fact that I just started the game makes me hesitant to spend more "money" on it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 31, 2012, 02:36:25 pm
I'd say at least snag Dawnguard as it adds some new armor, crossbows and a little bit of story featuring the vampires and dawnguard hunter factions.

Personally I'll be getting all of it. And I'm pretty sure I'll be starting up a new campaign cause I really want to replay the assassin quest line again.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 31, 2012, 02:39:04 pm
Is the DLC crap only for Xsuck360? I got on my PSO account and couldnt find a single download.

LOL!

I think that I remember reading that Bethesda "couldn't figure out how to get the DLC to work on the PSN"... :o

ah ha yes, i believe i heard the same, actually...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jobocan on December 31, 2012, 02:45:16 pm
Is the DLC crap only for Xsuck360? I got on my PSO account and couldnt find a single download.

LOL!

I think that I remember reading that Bethesda "couldn't figure out how to get the DLC to work on the PSN"... :o

ah ha yes, i believe i heard the same, actually...

Yeah, the real reason is that the programming team at Bethesda is insanely incompetent and they just couldn't bother making the PS3 version properly, and as such they forgot to make DLC possible on it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on January 01, 2013, 01:38:50 am
I started playing Batman: Arkham City tonight. Sad isn't it?  Started a new game on New Years Eve?  Anyway, it's good stuff so far. I like the there are the Catwoman sequences to shake things up.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 01, 2013, 08:53:12 am
I started playing Batman: Arkham City tonight. Sad isn't it?  Started a new game on New Years Eve?  Anyway, it's good stuff so far. I like the there are the Catwoman sequences to shake things up.

*See Bolded*

Stop complaining...nothing wrong w/ a little pussy on New Year's Eve :P

*Again, before getting offended :) ==> Please see *Bolded*

 8)
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Post by: desocietas on January 01, 2013, 04:58:29 pm
I started playing Batman: Arkham City tonight. Sad isn't it?  Started a new game on New Years Eve?  Anyway, it's good stuff so far. I like the there are the Catwoman sequences to shake things up.

*See Bolded*

Stop complainig...nothing wrong w/ a little pussy on New Year's Eve :P

*Again, before getting offended :) ==> Please see *Bolded*

 8)

smh  ::) between you and soera and disgaeniac...  lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 01, 2013, 05:06:24 pm
I started playing Batman: Arkham City tonight. Sad isn't it?  Started a new game on New Years Eve?  Anyway, it's good stuff so far. I like the there are the Catwoman sequences to shake things up.

*See Bolded*

Stop complainig...nothing wrong w/ a little pussy on New Year's Eve :P

*Again, before getting offended :) ==> Please see *Bolded*

 8)

smh  ::) between you and soera and disgaeniac...  lol

 ;D

I actually had to look to see what "smh" was  :o

Are you shaking it up & down (in laughter) or side-to-side in bewilderment?! ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on January 01, 2013, 05:52:15 pm
I'd say at least snag Dawnguard as it adds some new armor, crossbows and a little bit of story featuring the vampires and dawnguard hunter factions.

Personally I'll be getting all of it. And I'm pretty sure I'll be starting up a new campaign cause I really want to replay the assassin quest line again.
I will probably regret not getting it but I decided to pass since I just started the game. But after putting some more time in it today I think it will take over my life :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on January 01, 2013, 06:32:52 pm
Yeah, the real reason is that the programming team at Bethesda is insanely incompetent and they just couldn't bother making the PS3 version properly, and as such they forgot to make DLC possible on it.
It's not that. It's that they keep track of so many things in the game (item positions, damage to places, NPCs, quests, etc.) that it becomes impossible for the game to work properly after a certain point. This is less because of the PS3 and more because their programmers are incompetent nitwits.

I started playing Batman: Arkham City tonight. Sad isn't it?  Started a new game on New Years Eve?  Anyway, it's good stuff so far. I like the there are the Catwoman sequences to shake things up.

Try to get to the courthouse today. And visit Calendar Man!
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Post by: soera on January 01, 2013, 06:40:10 pm
I started playing Batman: Arkham City tonight. Sad isn't it?  Started a new game on New Years Eve?  Anyway, it's good stuff so far. I like the there are the Catwoman sequences to shake things up.

*See Bolded*

Stop complainig...nothing wrong w/ a little pussy on New Year's Eve :P

*Again, before getting offended :) ==> Please see *Bolded*

 8)

smh  ::) between you and soera and disgaeniac...  lol

 ;D

I actually had to look to see what "smh" was  :o

Are you shaking it up & down (in laughter) or side-to-side in bewilderment?! ;)

I think its up and down in agreement!
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Post by: desocietas on January 01, 2013, 07:58:45 pm
I started playing Batman: Arkham City tonight. Sad isn't it?  Started a new game on New Years Eve?  Anyway, it's good stuff so far. I like the there are the Catwoman sequences to shake things up.

*See Bolded*

Stop complainig...nothing wrong w/ a little pussy on New Year's Eve :P

*Again, before getting offended :) ==> Please see *Bolded*

 8)

smh  ::) between you and soera and disgaeniac...  lol

 ;D

I actually had to look to see what "smh" was  :o

Are you shaking it up & down (in laughter) or side-to-side in bewilderment?! ;)

I think its up and down in agreement!

lol suuuuuure, whatever helps you sleep at night  ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 01, 2013, 11:04:17 pm
Downloaded the DLC for Skyrim and started playing it again. But I decided to just keep playing my main file. I've got like 40 some hours on him and I don't feel like starting from scratch. ha
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Post by: kimimi on January 01, 2013, 11:59:32 pm
Started Lagrange Point yesterday, really enjoying it so far. I'm also very much enjoying the fact that if you die you get sent back to the last save point with your levels/money intact (it's not as broken as it sounds) - I wasn't expecting something that generous in a Famicom RPG :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on January 02, 2013, 12:18:32 am
I just finished the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim. Seemed VERY short. I completed the main-quest in one-day, today. And that's after getting sidetracked on quite a few sidequests, random exploring, and internet browsing.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 02, 2013, 10:33:23 am
I started playing Batman: Arkham City tonight. Sad isn't it?  Started a new game on New Years Eve?  Anyway, it's good stuff so far. I like the there are the Catwoman sequences to shake things up.

*See Bolded*

Stop complainig...nothing wrong w/ a little pussy on New Year's Eve :P

*Again, before getting offended :) ==> Please see *Bolded*

 8)

smh  ::) between you and soera and disgaeniac...  lol

 ;D

I actually had to look to see what "smh" was  :o

Are you shaking it up & down (in laughter) or side-to-side in bewilderment?! ;)

I think its up and down in agreement!

lol suuuuuure, whatever helps you sleep at night  ;)

Um...wth gave you the impression that I sleep at night (or at all:)  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on January 02, 2013, 10:38:46 am
I just finished the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim. Seemed VERY short. I completed the main-quest in one-day, today. And that's after getting sidetracked on quite a few sidequests, random exploring, and internet browsing.
After hearing how quickly you went through it I think I'm glad I didn't buy it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: ko1ru on January 02, 2013, 11:21:21 am
I just finished the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim. Seemed VERY short. I completed the main-quest in one-day, today. And that's after getting sidetracked on quite a few sidequests, random exploring, and internet browsing.
After hearing how quickly you went through it I think I'm glad I didn't buy it.

I also heard it was very short. 

I haven't had the chance to play Skyrim yet, but I did purchase the Hearthfire DLC for 200 M$ Points on the last day of their XBL sale.  My boyfriend has started to play the game, and it makes me want to play it even more...   :-\
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Post by: darko on January 02, 2013, 12:58:30 pm
I've gone full game-crazy over the past week. I've got the following games going:

Fallout: New Vegas (about an hour in)
Killzone 2 (about half way through)
Shadow of the Colossus (on the 5th Colossi)
Heavy Rain (just starting chapter 2)
Rage (still messing around with it after beating it)

Will probably start in the next week:

Wolfenstien
Doom 3 BFG Edition
Resistance 2
ICO
Farcry 3 (still considering purchasing this)


This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don't go on a hiatus from gaming for 8 months.

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 02, 2013, 01:02:29 pm
This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don't go on a hiatus from gaming for 8 months.

That reminds me of when I went RPG game crazy earlier this year. I had Chrono Trigger, Radiant Historia, Persona 3: FES and Borderlands 2 all going... and I never finished any of those play throughs... haha good luck.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on January 02, 2013, 01:07:46 pm
I just finished the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim. Seemed VERY short. I completed the main-quest in one-day, today. And that's after getting sidetracked on quite a few sidequests, random exploring, and internet browsing.
After hearing how quickly you went through it I think I'm glad I didn't buy it.

I also heard it was very short. 

I haven't had the chance to play Skyrim yet, but I did purchase the Hearthfire DLC for 200 M$ Points on the last day of their XBL sale.  My boyfriend has started to play the game, and it makes me want to play it even more...   :-\

Is there any questing actually in the Hearthfire expansion? The way the description sounded, it was nothing more than a house building and family building feature added to the game, which I'm not all that interested in. However, if there was a good questline in there somewhere, I might think about it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on January 02, 2013, 01:15:23 pm
This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don't go on a hiatus from gaming for 8 months.

That reminds me of when I went RPG game crazy earlier this year. I had Chrono Trigger, Radiant Historia, Persona 3: FES and Borderlands 2 all going... and I never finished any of those play throughs... haha good luck.

I'm not too worried about finishing the FPS entries. None of them should take more than 12ish hours to beat. Rage is already done and I could probably sit down and beat SotC in 5-6 hours. New Vegas is going to be a random distraction now and then...I'll probably play it now and then over the next several months.

I'm notorious for never finishing anything, so yeah, you're probably right. It sounds good when I say I'm going to beat them all though :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: ko1ru on January 02, 2013, 01:16:22 pm
I just finished the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim. Seemed VERY short. I completed the main-quest in one-day, today. And that's after getting sidetracked on quite a few sidequests, random exploring, and internet browsing.
After hearing how quickly you went through it I think I'm glad I didn't buy it.

I also heard it was very short. 

I haven't had the chance to play Skyrim yet, but I did purchase the Hearthfire DLC for 200 M$ Points on the last day of their XBL sale.  My boyfriend has started to play the game, and it makes me want to play it even more...   :-\

Is there any questing actually in the Hearthfire expansion? The way the description sounded, it was nothing more than a house building and family building feature added to the game, which I'm not all that interested in. However, if there was a good questline in there somewhere, I might think about it.

Nah, it's nothing too terribly special, just the ability to build a house, farm, etc.  I bought it, and not the other DLC content, because I only had 260 M$ Points.  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 02, 2013, 01:16:52 pm
I bought it for the house building stuff, not gonna lie. There is no quest line, but in my original house in Whiterun, I had that sucker all decked out with my trophies from quests. All my Assassination trinkets, Cicero's clothes a book on the Dark Brotherhood, and my contract notes. I also had a bunch of fancy weapons in racks and bookshelves filled with books and spellbooks I randomly stole from different places.

It was sweet.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: ko1ru on January 02, 2013, 01:19:39 pm
I bought it for the house building stuff, not gonna lie. There is no quest line, but in my original house in Whiterun, I had that sucker all decked out with my trophies from quests. All my Assassination trinkets, Cicero's clothes a book on the Dark Brotherhood, and my contract notes. I also had a bunch of fancy weapons in racks and bookshelves filled with books and spellbooks I randomly stole from different places.

It was sweet.

Nice!   :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 02, 2013, 01:29:10 pm
I've gone full game-crazy over the past week. I've got the following games going:

Fallout: New Vegas (about an hour in)
Killzone 2 (about half way through)
Shadow of the Colossus (on the 5th Colossi)
Heavy Rain (just starting chapter 2)
Rage (still messing around with it after beating it)

Will probably start in the next week:

Wolfenstien
Doom 3 BFG Edition
Resistance 2
ICO
Farcry 3 (still considering purchasing this)


This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don't go on a hiatus from gaming for 8 months.

So...I'm assuming that you finished up your recent Chrono Trigger run-through on the DS, then?

I'm getting there :)

I'm on the Black Omen (side-quest that I saved for the last side-quest)...DAMNIT!

...If I could just get a few *CONSECUTIVE* hours to play...I'm thinking that I could finally finish it & move on to something else  :-\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on January 02, 2013, 01:56:10 pm
So...I'm assuming that you finished up your recent Chrono Trigger run-through on the DS, then?

I'm getting there :)

I'm on the Black Omen (side-quest that I saved for the last side-quest)...DAMNIT!

...If I could just get a few *CONSECUTIVE* hours to play...I'm thinking that I could finally finish it & move on to something else  :-\

Ha. Weeeeeelllll...nope, I didn't finish it. I got about 75% through and started playing 999. I have completed it 4ish times though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on January 02, 2013, 05:18:54 pm
So...I'm assuming that you finished up your recent Chrono Trigger run-through on the DS, then?

I'm getting there :)

I'm on the Black Omen (side-quest that I saved for the last side-quest)...DAMNIT!

...If I could just get a few *CONSECUTIVE* hours to play...I'm thinking that I could finally finish it & move on to something else  :-\

Ha. Weeeeeelllll...nope, I didn't finish it. I got about 75% through and started playing 999. I have completed it 4ish times though.

I put in 999 again the other day to try to pick up from where I started and get the "good" ending finally, or at least the last 1 or 2 "bad" endings.  But I'm in the kitchen room and don't remember how to get ouuuuutttt   :-[  I remember what happens, but I just don't remember how to get to that point.  I'll figure it out eventually, but for now I decided to restart Radiant Historia.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 02, 2013, 08:18:29 pm
Ive had a really good gaming couple of days. Nintendo Age has a thing every year where they see if members can finish every game in the current year. I really didnt get after it last year like I wanted to and the few games I did beat, someone got to them before I did. So this year, I started good. Already beat Dragon Warrior, Metroid, and Bionic Commando. In a couple hours (after one of my favorite shows goes off), Im going to crack into Final fantasy then Rygar then either Battle of Olympus or Gargoyle's quest or Faria. Ive never finished the last two so I may go for one of those then Ill end it off in a Destiny of an Emperor play through!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on January 03, 2013, 12:08:57 am
So I am still playing Skyrim but now I have my son hooked on watching me play. He actually wanted to watch me play it today more than he wanted to play a game himself, that's the first time that has happened!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 03, 2013, 12:42:44 am
Has he seen you fight a dragon yet?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on January 03, 2013, 12:46:12 am
Not yet, so far I have only fought one myself and he was asleep for that part. I am also way too weak to survive on my own lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 04, 2013, 12:19:23 pm
So, I just beat Chrono Trigger (w/ the 'best' ending) & I'm now debating doing some NG+ to see some of the other endings...or simply moving on to something else...Hmm
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on January 04, 2013, 12:28:13 pm
I'm playing Ragnarok Online 2! :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 04, 2013, 12:38:00 pm
Not yet, so far I have only fought one myself and he was asleep for that part. I am also way too weak to survive on my own lol

Yeah, I got jumped by a Frost Dragon while heading someplace the other day. I had a Brotherhood Assassin companion, my Spectral Assassin spell active and Shadowmere. And it almost smoked me, I ended up drinking a ton of potions to survive.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 04, 2013, 12:45:13 pm
I'm playing Ragnarok Online 2! :D

How are you liking that?!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on January 04, 2013, 01:18:19 pm
I picked up Crimson Shroud the other night but haven't been able to put too much time into it yet.  I'm usually wary of download-only games, usually because the lack of a physical copy usually 1) causes me to forget that I own it and then never play it (or -gasp- repurchase it on a different platform) and 2) makes me stress about the lifespan of a particular console and how long the title will actually be available to me.

However! It's a pretty nice looking game visually, and I've always wanted to do the tabletop RPG thing.  The few rooms I've played so far have been good and the storyline is already compelling.  @Scott, have you looked into this game at all?  Anyone else purchase it/interested in it?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 04, 2013, 01:38:55 pm
Hmm it's like a tabletop RPG? I've never heard of the game, but I may need to check it out.

Speaking of Tabletop RPGs. I'm starting up playing Pathfinder again tonight, after a month hiatus. I'm super stoked. ha
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on January 04, 2013, 01:52:50 pm
Hmm it's like a tabletop RPG? I've never heard of the game, but I may need to check it out.

Yah, I'd never heard of it either, but Penny Arcade dedicated a whole strip (http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/12/26) to it, which got me curious.  The same thing happened with Puzzle Quest (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/03/28), and I devoured that title as soon as I could.

Speaking of Tabletop RPGs. I'm starting up playing Pathfinder again tonight, after a month hiatus. I'm super stoked. ha

Strange to say, I wish I had dorkier friends - ones who are into Tabletop RPGing!  It's too much of an investment for me to take on myself...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 04, 2013, 02:09:15 pm

Speaking of Tabletop RPGs. I'm starting up playing Pathfinder again tonight, after a month hiatus. I'm super stoked. ha

Strange to say, I wish I had dorkier friends - ones who are into Tabletop RPGing!  It's too much of an investment for me to take on myself...

We haven't actually played on a tabletop in a while. We started playing on roll20.net now a days and have an old WoW buddy playing with us, while we all are on a conference call via Skype. It's nice, cause then we have another person playing. But it kinda sucks cause we aren't all hanging out in person... and my minis don't get used ( :( ). Not sure, but if you wanted to try it out, you could prolly hop in our game and see how you like it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 04, 2013, 02:23:24 pm
Back in 96-97, I used to work nights at a warehouse ... apparently there were a ton of "dorks" there cause D&D ended up coming up in a conversation. 2-3 months later after some planning, we had a room almost like the knights of the round table with about a dozen of us in there hashing out some damage! It was a blast. I havent done tabletop since however. :(

As far as what Im playing now ... I am trying to continue on the task to put as many games on that NA list as possible. First I tried FF but forgot how unfinished the NES one was compared to the PS1 version. 20 minutes later I had to turn it off. Someone beat me to Gargoyle's Quest so I popped in Faria. Its actually kind of fun. Outside of battles it looks like what DW does. But in battles and in the dungeons it has a Zelda feel. Dungeons are a nightmare without a physical map though so Im going to try to get a copy of one made. Im probably going to put in Rygar until I get that map. On top of all that, Im almost done with FFVI. I already cleared out 2 of the 3 goddesses in Kefka's tower. I could probably beat it now but I want to gain a bit more Esper power.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 04, 2013, 02:31:33 pm
I picked up Crimson Shroud the other night but haven't been able to put too much time into it yet.  I'm usually wary of download-only games, usually because the lack of a physical copy usually 1) causes me to forget that I own it and then never play it (or -gasp- repurchase it on a different platform) and 2) makes me stress about the lifespan of a particular console and how long the title will actually be available to me.

However! It's a pretty nice looking game visually, and I've always wanted to do the tabletop RPG thing.  The few rooms I've played so far have been good and the storyline is already compelling.  @Scott, have you looked into this game at all?  Anyone else purchase it/interested in it?

Who's your new avatar; Desocietas?

I approve  ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on January 04, 2013, 02:32:14 pm
I picked up Crimson Shroud the other night but haven't been able to put too much time into it yet.  I'm usually wary of download-only games, usually because the lack of a physical copy usually 1) causes me to forget that I own it and then never play it (or -gasp- repurchase it on a different platform) and 2) makes me stress about the lifespan of a particular console and how long the title will actually be available to me.

However! It's a pretty nice looking game visually, and I've always wanted to do the tabletop RPG thing.  The few rooms I've played so far have been good and the storyline is already compelling.  @Scott, have you looked into this game at all?  Anyone else purchase it/interested in it?
I've never bought anything virtual from Nintendo before but this might change that.

Thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on January 04, 2013, 02:52:49 pm
I've never bought anything virtual from Nintendo before but this might change that.

Thanks for the heads up

Might not be for everyone (the metacritic reviews are up and down), but the concept was enough for me to throw Level-5 a few bones (not really that hard).  It's unfortunate that the eShop never has sales!  I think they've maybe had like one sale ever :\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on January 04, 2013, 05:05:09 pm
Who's your new avatar; Desocietas?

I approve  ;)

Haha, I figure you'd be quick to notice, disgaeniac ;)

The girl is Frea from Crimson Shroud... Haven't been playing Code of Princess (the game the last avatar was from), so I thought it was time to change it to one of the current now-playing games.

I've been looking at your avatar for some time now... what exactly is going on there?  :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 04, 2013, 05:12:10 pm
I've been looking at your avatar for some time now... what exactly is going on there?  :o

She is obviously carrying a couple of large melons.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 04, 2013, 05:18:30 pm
I've been looking at your avatar for some time now... what exactly is going on there?  :o

She is obviously carrying a couple of large melons.

Hah...no :P

She (in the spirit of the "disgaeniac":) is just a pic. of one of the healing-classes from the Disgaea games  :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 04, 2013, 05:29:42 pm
I need to play me some Disgaea!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 04, 2013, 05:38:00 pm
I need to play me some Disgaea!

*Really*, Scott - you've never played any of the Disgaea games?

If graphics aren't overly important...I'd suggest playing the 1st one (Hour of Darkness) on the PS2 - if you don't like the mechanics/story/humor in it...you probably won't like it in any of the other ones.


Not only that, but there's also both PSP & DS-versions (although, I don't think it's much of a "pick-up-and-play a few minutes here & there" type of game, either).

Lastly, the PS2 one shouldn't be expensive and/or hard to find at all :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 04, 2013, 05:55:08 pm
I need to play me some Disgaea!

*Really*, Scott - you've never played any of the Disgaea games?

If graphics aren't overly important...I'd suggest playing the 1st one (Hour of Darkness) on the PS2 - if you don't like the mechanics/story/humor in it...you probably won't like it in any of the other ones.


Not only that, but there's also both PSP & DS-versions (although, I don't think it's much of a "pick-up-and-play a few minutes here & there" type of game, either).

Lastly, the PS2 one shouldn't be expensive and/or hard to find at all :)

Nope, I think we talked about it at some point. I have them all on my wishlist and was holding off on buying them until I found out what all the PS2 games I was getting for the arcade cab were. I got all the games, but the Disgaea games weren't among them.

I was planning on getting the PS2 original versions over the remakes anyway.

The only related game I have (I think) is Prinny for PSP. Which I thought was pretty sweet, and I need to get the 2nd one too.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on January 04, 2013, 06:12:54 pm
I've been looking at your avatar for some time now... what exactly is going on there?  :o

She is obviously carrying a couple of large melons.

flesh-colored melons, yes.

I need to play me some Disgaea!

*Really*, Scott - you've never played any of the Disgaea games?

If graphics aren't overly important...I'd suggest playing the 1st one (Hour of Darkness) on the PS2 - if you don't like the mechanics/story/humor in it...you probably won't like it in any of the other ones.


Not only that, but there's also both PSP & DS-versions (although, I don't think it's much of a "pick-up-and-play a few minutes here & there" type of game, either).

Lastly, the PS2 one shouldn't be expensive and/or hard to find at all :)

I own at least one of them, I think... I remember playing the first one for a bit and really liking it, but SRPGS take so much time to learn that, if I'm not in the mood, I just don't have the patience to learn everything.  I loved the humor and style though, so it's always been one of those titles that I feel obligated to come back to.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 04, 2013, 06:17:52 pm
Since Scott mentioned "Prinnies" - I just changed my avatar to one w/ some Prinny :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 04, 2013, 10:04:24 pm
I've been looking at your avatar for some time now... what exactly is going on there?  :o

She is obviously carrying a couple of large melons.

flesh-colored melons, yes.


Is there really any other kind?  8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: madmax on January 04, 2013, 10:09:04 pm
I just finished Far Cry 3 over the break. I liked it a lot. It was simple, beautiful and let me do whatever I wanted.

I'm about 40% through Assassin's Creed 3 right now.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on January 06, 2013, 01:48:27 pm
Taking a bit of a break from Skyrim I am playing through the Attitude Era on WWE 13. Since this was when I was into wrestling I am really enjoying it but I like the gameplay to Fire Pro games more.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on January 06, 2013, 01:56:22 pm
Taking a bit of a break from Skyrim I am playing through the Attitude Era on WWE 13. Since this was when I was into wrestling I am really enjoying it but I like the gameplay to Fire Pro games more.

I got that one for Christmas but haven't played it other than testing it out in an exhibition match. The computer owned me. That was the best era in wrestling history, and not only the WWF, WCW was awesome at that time too with the nWo, Goldberg, Jericho, and Sting.

I was playing the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim (which the main-quest is criminally short), and am now playing through Legend of Legaia on PS1. It was one of my favorite JRPGs back in the day, and I'm finding that it still holds up well today. I'm enjoying it a lot.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c0/Legend_of_Legaia_Coverart.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on January 06, 2013, 06:32:10 pm
Taking a bit of a break from Skyrim I am playing through the Attitude Era on WWE 13. Since this was when I was into wrestling I am really enjoying it but I like the gameplay to Fire Pro games more.

I got that one for Christmas but haven't played it other than testing it out in an exhibition match. The computer owned me. That was the best era in wrestling history, and not only the WWF, WCW was awesome at that time too with the nWo, Goldberg, Jericho, and Sting.
It would have been awesome if they had included WCW wrestlers and story lines, maybe in 2014?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 09:40:24 am
I'm re-playing/New Game +-ing Chrono Trigger for the different endings & extras.

I just got my 2nd ending...

1st = "Good" Ending and

2nd = "RRrrrriibbbbit"!  :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 07, 2013, 09:48:05 am
I'm re-playing/New Game +-ing Chrono Trigger for the different endings & extras.

I just got my 2nd ending...

1st = "Good" Ending and

2nd = "RRrrrriibbbbit"!  :o

I need to go through and get all the endings. I've only ever beat it once and all I know is I didn't have Magus in my party. So I know it wasn't the "best" ending.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 09:52:10 am
I'm re-playing/New Game +-ing Chrono Trigger for the different endings & extras.

I just got my 2nd ending...

1st = "Good" Ending and

2nd = "RRrrrriibbbbit"!  :o

I need to go through and get all the endings. I've only ever beat it once and all I know is I didn't have Magus in my party. So I know it wasn't the "best" ending.

Actually, to get the 'best' ending (at least on the PSX-version that I'm playing) - it's not necessary to have Magus in your party!

I killed his ass on my 1st playthrough, still got the best ending, and now...in the "extras"/"endings" section; if/when I choose to look at the image of me attaining that ending...Magus' ass is *still* shown in the pic...even though he was dead in the game :P

I know that there are *some* endings involving him...but...ya' don't need him to get the good ending  8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 07, 2013, 10:00:29 am
Im still playing FF VI just procrastinating now. Been leveling up all the espers but all 3 goddesses in Kefka's tower are defeated. I recently also finished DW1, Rygar, Bionic Commando, and Metroid. I have started Faria and am liking it. I plan to also go through Ghost Lion and River City Ransom.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 10:04:21 am
Im still playing FF VI just procrastinating now. Been leveling up all the espers but all 3 goddesses in Kefka's tower are defeated. I recently also finished DW1, Rygar, Bionic Commando, and Metroid. I have started Faria and am liking it. I plan to also go through Ghost Lion and River City Ransom. AND PLAY BRUTAL LEGEND

 ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on January 07, 2013, 11:16:48 am
Im still playing FF VI just procrastinating now. Been leveling up all the espers but all 3 goddesses in Kefka's tower are defeated. I recently also finished DW1, Rygar, Bionic Commando, and Metroid. I have started Faria and am liking it. I plan to also go through Ghost Lion and River City Ransom. AND PLAY BRUTAL LEGEND

 ;)

lol!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 11:27:50 am
Im still playing FF VI just procrastinating now. Been leveling up all the espers but all 3 goddesses in Kefka's tower are defeated. I recently also finished DW1, Rygar, Bionic Commando, and Metroid. I have started Faria and am liking it. I plan to also go through Ghost Lion and River City Ransom. AND PLAY BRUTAL LEGEND

 ;)

lol!

 :) ;) :D ;D :o 8) ??? ::) :-\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 07, 2013, 12:24:12 pm
LMAO, fair enough. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 03:39:22 pm
I just got my 3rd (and, supposedly the most difficult) "Dream Team"-Ending for Chrono Trigger :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 07, 2013, 03:40:22 pm
I just got my 3rd (and, supposedly the most difficult) "Dream Team"-Ending for Chrono Trigger :)

Wow, you're blowing through the game now on NG+?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 03:47:51 pm
I just got my 3rd (and, supposedly the most difficult) "Dream Team"-Ending for Chrono Trigger :)

Wow, you're blowing through the game now on NG+?

Yep :)

That, and the reason that the ending that I just got is considered the hardest is because (in NG+)...all you have to do is:

1).  leave Crono's house,

2).  go to the fair,

3).  hook-up w/ Marle, and

4).  Just jump on the right 'portal' instead of the standard/left one; and you're taken directly to the Lavos fight (just you & Marle vs. Lavos)!

It was a really cool & unique kind of ending, though -because- after you win...you get to go back to all of the time periods & talk to different npc's, mobs, bosses, etc...and each one of their "new" dialogue...is messages from all of the team members that made the game :P

Ex.

1 npc = is/speaking as Toriyama,

another = Matsueda,

one = Sakaguchi, etc, etc, etc -and- some of their lines are *really* funny :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 07, 2013, 03:48:03 pm
I just spent an hour and blasted through Trojan. I really have mixed feelings about this game. It (along with Battle of Olympus) is the reason I bought another NES after all these years without one. But playing that game seriously misses the nostalgia most of the time and goes straight to frustration. It has horrible jump response. Its not a tough game however ... just really annoys me when I die cause the game simply does not respond to the forward jump when I do it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 03:51:18 pm
I just got my 3rd (and, supposedly the most difficult) "Dream Team"-Ending for Chrono Trigger :)

Wow, you're blowing through the game now on NG+?

hey,

Hey,

HEY,

HEY,

HEY,

HEY, NOW -

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE, MISTER...

WTF IS THAT "#1,000" THAT YOU'VE SO STEALTHILY ADDED TO YOUR COLLECTION/SIGGIE?!

 :) :D ;) >:( ;D :( 8) :o ::) :-[ :P :-X :-* :-\ :'(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 03:54:02 pm
I just spent an hour and blasted through Trojan. I really have mixed feelings about this game. It (along with Battle of Olympus) is the reason I bought another NES after all these years without one. But playing that game seriously misses the nostalgia most of the time and goes straight to frustration. It has horrible jump response. Its not a tough game however ... just really annoys me when I die cause the game simply does not respond to the forward jump when I do it.

*Beavis & Butthead* voices...

- He, he...yeah, yeah...dude...

- yeah, yeah...heh-heh...He said that:

"He blasted through his Trojan in an hour" :P

Yeah, yeah...that's cool, man  :o 8)

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on January 07, 2013, 04:41:16 pm
I just spent an hour and blasted through Trojan. I really have mixed feelings about this game. It (along with Battle of Olympus) is the reason I bought another NES after all these years without one. But playing that game seriously misses the nostalgia most of the time and goes straight to frustration. It has horrible jump response. Its not a tough game however ... just really annoys me when I die cause the game simply does not respond to the forward jump when I do it.

*Beavis & Butthead* voices...

- He, he...yeah, yeah...dude...

- yeah, yeah...heh-heh...He said that:

"He blasted through his Trojan in an hour" :P

Yeah, yeah...that's cool, man  :o 8)

You beat me too it.  Nice move.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 07, 2013, 04:44:45 pm
Im not used to having to watch what I post for perv translations. :P Normally, Im the one doing the translations. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on January 07, 2013, 04:47:12 pm
Sir, I speak perv fluently.  I also have a specialty in Dick and Fart jokes.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on January 07, 2013, 05:47:53 pm
I also have a specialty in Dick and Fart jokes.

Sounds like an excellent option for your "personal text" part of your forum profile or your sig ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 05:52:39 pm
I just spent an hour and blasted through Trojan. I really have mixed feelings about this game. It (along with Battle of Olympus) is the reason I bought another NES after all these years without one. But playing that game seriously misses the nostalgia most of the time and goes straight to frustration. It has horrible jump response. Its not a tough game however ... just really annoys me when I die cause the game simply does not respond to the forward jump when I do it.

*Beavis & Butthead* voices...

- He, he...yeah, yeah...dude...

- yeah, yeah...heh-heh...He said that:

"He blasted through his Trojan in an hour" :P

Yeah, yeah...that's cool, man  :o 8)

You beat me too it.  Nice move.

Heh - I couldn't resist :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 07, 2013, 05:53:59 pm
Im not used to having to watch what I post for perv translations. :P Normally, Im the one doing the translations. :D

"Pervlations" :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on January 07, 2013, 10:49:49 pm
started playing dead rising 2 with my friend
also started on medal of honor vanguard by myself.
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Post by: disgaeniac on January 25, 2013, 11:29:32 am
Had enough Chrono Trigger after getting 3 endings...

...just started playing Last Rebellion for some almost "auto-pilot" (simple/no need to 'study' and/or work too hard to learn anything:) RPG fun
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Post by: desocietas on January 25, 2013, 12:38:11 pm
Had enough Chrono Trigger after getting 3 endings...

...just started playing Last Rebellion for some almost "auto-pilot" (simple/no need to 'study' and/or work too hard to learn anything:) RPG fun

I still need to finish Chrono Trigger... A friend bought it for me and everything because he really believed that I needed to finish it.  Hard to commit to anything these days, but I'll get to it eventually!

Still playing Crimson Shroud when I have a few minutes to spare, but I'm taking an illustration class this semester that's going to take up a lot of my free time :\
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Post by: disgaeniac on January 25, 2013, 12:40:31 pm
Had enough Chrono Trigger after getting 3 endings...

...just started playing Last Rebellion for some almost "auto-pilot" (simple/no need to 'study' and/or work too hard to learn anything:) RPG fun

I still need to finish Chrono Trigger... A friend bought it for me and everything because he really believed that I needed to finish it.  Hard to commit to anything these days, but I'll get to it eventually!

How far did you get & which version/platform were you playing CT on?
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Post by: soera on January 25, 2013, 12:41:45 pm
Started Suikoden II. Its going slow cause I only get 20 minutes or so at a time with my kids ... but the game seems pretty awesome so far. I love the fight scenes.
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Post by: jcalder8 on January 25, 2013, 12:54:31 pm
I still need to finish Chrono Trigger... A friend bought it for me and everything because he really believed that I needed to finish it.  Hard to commit to anything these days, but I'll get to it eventually!
I think I need to find some new friends!
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Post by: desocietas on January 25, 2013, 01:11:49 pm
Had enough Chrono Trigger after getting 3 endings...

...just started playing Last Rebellion for some almost "auto-pilot" (simple/no need to 'study' and/or work too hard to learn anything:) RPG fun

I still need to finish Chrono Trigger... A friend bought it for me and everything because he really believed that I needed to finish it.  Hard to commit to anything these days, but I'll get to it eventually!

How far did you get & which version/platform were you playing CT on?

I played a little bit of it on emulator back a long time ago, but he bought it for me on the DS.  I thought I might have it on that Final Fantasy Anthology set, but I guess I'm confusing it with the Final Fantasy Chronicles set (silly me).

I really don't remember how far I got - I recall that fair in the beginning, and my memories are starting to blur Secret of Mana in with my Chrono Trigger memories, so I'm having a hard time pinpointing details :)
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Post by: soera on January 25, 2013, 01:32:57 pm
Lol funny you mention the fair. I was just hoping and praying that in 2000, there would have been a real live millenial fair.
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Post by: desocietas on January 25, 2013, 01:35:54 pm
Lol funny you mention the fair. I was just hoping and praying that in 2000, there would have been a real live millenial fair.

Yeah! With robots that we can fight for fun!
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Post by: scott on January 25, 2013, 01:36:41 pm
I really don't remember how far I got - I recall that fair in the beginning, and my memories are starting to blur Secret of Mana in with my Chrono Trigger memories, so I'm having a hard time pinpointing details :)

Oh so you woke up and talked to your mom and left home. Where you went on an adventure w/ friends and found a sword in some water. Fought a giant mantis beast and was exiled from your village, maybe. Then you met a girl on the run, who was or was not at the fair and/or possibly in a cooking pot. Traveled to the past and back. Only to be jailed for kidnapping and sentenced to death. Traveled to a desolate future, where you found out that your sword could save the world? Then you needed to do more time traveling to stop an evil witch and a vampire-looking mage and later a giant bug-alien thingy that has lived in the core of the Earth for millions of years, and the only way to do that is by collection orbs at various palaces around the world? Maybe.

All the while loving the sweet graphics and awesome music.
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Post by: desocietas on January 25, 2013, 01:45:36 pm
Oh so you woke up and talked to your mom and left home. Where you went on an adventure w/ friends and found a sword in some water. Fought a giant mantis beast and was exiled from your village, maybe. Then you met a girl on the run, who was or was not at the fair and/or possibly in a cooking pot. Traveled to the past and back. Only to be jailed for kidnapping and sentenced to death. Traveled to a desolate future, where you found out that your sword could save the world? Then you needed to do more time traveling to stop an evil witch and a vampire-looking mage and later a giant bug-alien thingy that has lived in the core of the Earth for millions of years, and the only way to do that is by collection orbs at various palaces around the world? Maybe.

All the while loving the sweet graphics and awesome music.

Yeah, that totally sounds like a game I've played.  Or two.  Or five.  Hmmm.
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Post by: scott on January 25, 2013, 01:47:29 pm
Oh and you met a sweet Robot and loved the Item Wheel interface and ability to move around the screen while fighting? And pull off combo moves w/ party members.
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Post by: desocietas on January 25, 2013, 01:55:10 pm
Oh and you met a sweet Robot and loved the Item Wheel interface and ability to move around the screen while fighting? And pull off combo moves w/ party members.

And then there was that part where I had a pet tiger that would show up when I rang a bell and we'd go on adventures inside a world that looked like a painting.
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Post by: disgaeniac on January 25, 2013, 03:05:17 pm
Oh and you met a sweet Robot and loved the Item Wheel interface and ability to move around the screen while fighting? And pull off combo moves w/ party members.

And then there was that part where I had a pet tiger that would show up when I rang a bell and we'd go on adventures inside a world that looked like a painting.

One time...at band camp...
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Post by: desocietas on January 25, 2013, 03:13:16 pm
Oh and you met a sweet Robot and loved the Item Wheel interface and ability to move around the screen while fighting? And pull off combo moves w/ party members.

And then there was that part where I had a pet tiger that would show up when I rang a bell and we'd go on adventures inside a world that looked like a painting.

One time...at band camp...

nuuuuu
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Post by: soera on January 26, 2013, 04:18:40 pm
Im not even going to mention what Im playing right now ....  8)
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Post by: darko on January 28, 2013, 10:16:17 am
Im not even going to mention what Im playing right now ....  8)

That's because you're playing with a dumpster...diving in and out trying to avoid the rotting banana peels and baby diapers filled with the digested remnants of last week's Indian food extravaganza.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 28, 2013, 10:31:07 am
Well.

I'm Playing Ni no Kuni.  :P
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Post by: htimreimer on January 28, 2013, 10:45:04 am
Well.

I'm Playing Ni no Kuni.  :P
how is it so far
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Post by: scott on January 28, 2013, 10:55:21 am
Well.

I'm Playing Ni no Kuni.  :P
how is it so far

It's really good so far...  I'm not super far in though, maybe 2.5 hours in, but I did have to force myself to stop playing. I don't know if I'm going to keep playing whenever I can, or wait til the GF comes back over, since she seemed pretty interested in everything that was playing out storywise.
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Post by: desocietas on January 28, 2013, 11:24:25 am
Well.

I'm Playing Ni no Kuni.  :P
how is it so far

It's really good so far...  I'm not super far in though, maybe 2.5 hours in, but I did have to force myself to stop playing. I don't know if I'm going to keep playing whenever I can, or wait til the GF comes back over, since she seemed pretty interested in everything that was playing out storywise.

Ah haha, that Drippy avatar.  Adorable.  I like the trend of putting up an avatar related to the game we're currently playing.
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Post by: disgaeniac on January 28, 2013, 12:29:10 pm
Well.

I'm Playing Ni no Kuni.  :P
how is it so far

It's really good so far...  I'm not super far in though, maybe 2.5 hours in, but I did have to force myself to stop playing. I don't know if I'm going to keep playing whenever I can, or wait til the GF comes back over, since she seemed pretty interested in everything that was playing out storywise.

Ah haha, that Drippy avatar.  Adorable.  I like the trend of putting up an avatar related to the game we're currently playing.

Me too!
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Post by: soera on January 28, 2013, 02:28:53 pm
I do too *time to go pic shopping*!
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Post by: disgaeniac on January 28, 2013, 04:10:16 pm
I do too *time to go pic shopping*!

Hahaha!

New avvies all around; :P
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Post by: disgaeniac on January 28, 2013, 04:12:12 pm
Oh yeah - I finished/platinumed Last Rebellion today, and started playing Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland...w/ the (tentative) goal/idea of playing & clearing this trilogy from my backlog next  ;)
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Post by: scott on January 28, 2013, 04:12:50 pm
What have I started D: haha
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Post by: disgaeniac on January 28, 2013, 04:14:21 pm
What have I started D: haha

Nothing...I've been matching my avatar to my game for awhile now  :o
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Post by: darko on January 28, 2013, 04:16:23 pm
I would join in but I just took some cold medicine...and I'm really, really too lazy to be bothered with Google Images right now.
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Post by: scott on January 28, 2013, 04:16:40 pm
Oh good. Then I take no responsibility what so ever.
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Post by: desocietas on January 28, 2013, 04:34:49 pm
What have I started D: haha

Nothing...I've been matching my avatar to my game for awhile now  :o

Same  8)
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Post by: tpugmire on January 28, 2013, 04:36:32 pm
I've been playing a lot of New Super Mario Bros U lately. I'm just about done with it. Only one more level to beat and a handful of star coins to get. It's not as hard as people make it out to be.


Oh, and Balloon Fight!  Too bad I suck at it though.
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Post by: turf on January 28, 2013, 05:32:43 pm
I've been playing a lot of New Super Mario Bros U lately. I'm just about done with it. Only one more level to beat and a handful of star coins to get. It's not as hard as people make it out to be.


Oh, and Balloon Fight!  Too bad I suck at it though.

People say SMBU is hard?  I blew through it with a 3 year old in tow. Yeah, he was in his bubble; but he was still in the way.

This game is a blast. I love the new squirrel suit. I wish though they would bring back the way the cape controlled in SMW.
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Post by: redblaze57 on January 28, 2013, 06:56:05 pm
Sonic adventure 2 "HD" on the PS3 and Pokemon White 2 have been my two constants, Other than that I've been just bouncing from game to game. Also I like that Idea with the avatars
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Post by: tpugmire on January 29, 2013, 11:05:03 am
I've been playing a lot of New Super Mario Bros U lately. I'm just about done with it. Only one more level to beat and a handful of star coins to get. It's not as hard as people make it out to be.


Oh, and Balloon Fight!  Too bad I suck at it though.

People say SMBU is hard?  I blew through it with a 3 year old in tow. Yeah, he was in his bubble; but he was still in the way.

This game is a blast. I love the new squirrel suit. I wish though they would bring back the way the cape controlled in SMW.

Well, judging by the comments on MiiVerse, it's the hardest game ever. I blew through the game too in about 2 days. The hard part is going back and getting all the star coins to unlock the star road, and then getting all the star coins in those levels too. I've only got one star coin left to find, and then I'm totally finished with the game. (As far as I know, anyway.)

That aspect of the game is way harder than any of the other Mario games. There's definitely some frustrating levels.

EDIT: And I'm done!
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Post by: scott on January 29, 2013, 01:13:57 pm
Still playing Team Fortress 2. Last night I started putting time w/ the Sniper again, which was my original go-to class back when I started. I was rocking it too haha.

I'm playing Ni no Kuni, but it's slow going. Mainly since I have to wait for the GF to be over to play. Since she wants to watch it for the story.

Also, I've been playing some DoDonPachi Resurrection on the 360. It's a really fun game, and I can almost get to the end of level 2 before I lose all of my lives. Getting better though.
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Post by: theprestige2000 on January 29, 2013, 10:14:19 pm
Just finished Mass Effect 3 a couple days ago.  Still playing the co-op; it's so much fun!  Started Deus Ex: Human Revolution and I'm loving it.  Also popping in Borderlands 2 now and then to enjoy the DLC and grind for loot.
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Post by: kimimi on January 30, 2013, 11:58:55 am
I've just started Xian Jian 5 Qian Zhuan, it's beautiful!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/kimimi/th_Pal5Q2013-01-3015-39-19-75_zps99f65496.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/kimimi/Pal5Q2013-01-3015-39-19-75_zps99f65496.jpg)
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Post by: darko on January 30, 2013, 12:00:17 pm
Started Deus Ex: Human Revolution and I'm loving it.

Great game!
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Post by: insektmute on January 30, 2013, 05:53:50 pm
Nearly finished with Persona 4: Golden after taking a couple weeks off from it, and occasionally dipping into Dynasty Warriors 7 when I need something mindless and dumb :P
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Post by: 8bitmenace on January 30, 2013, 08:39:14 pm
Trying to finish Red Dead Redemption in between Black Ops 2. Want to try to finish both by next week in time for dead space 3.
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Post by: pacpix on February 01, 2013, 12:32:00 am
Just played Oblivion till my laptop died.  Having a lot of fun just exploring around.  I also joined the dark brotherhood, kind of interested to play as a villain type character.
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Post by: scott on February 01, 2013, 12:33:15 am
Started up Etrian Odyssey. 2nd fight in and it nearly wiped my party. Ha
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Post by: tpugmire on February 01, 2013, 04:38:02 pm
My 4 year old nephew is staying with us for a few days while his sister is in the hospital, so we've been playing a shitload of Lego Star Wars; his favorite game.  :)
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Post by: ko1ru on February 05, 2013, 10:21:41 am
I'm starting Lost Odyssey for the first time.  Sank a ton of hours into Blue Dragon a little while back, so it's time to give the next Mistwalker title a go.  :)
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Post by: scott on February 05, 2013, 10:28:56 am
I started up Etrian Odyssey when it arrived. It's a really cool game and super old school. But I haven't barely scratched the 2nd floor, and I never seem to have enough money to upgrade my gear or buy supplies... I guess I'll have to go into Dragon Warrior grind mode...
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Post by: insektmute on February 05, 2013, 12:31:32 pm
Just started Binary Domain last night. Bit of a poor man's Gears of War, but it's fun :)
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 05, 2013, 07:00:49 pm
I finished off Lego Indy 2 at 1000/1000 so now I'm on to Lego Lord of the Rings
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Post by: scott on February 05, 2013, 07:05:10 pm
I finished off Lego Indy 2 at 1000/1000 so now I'm on to Lego Lord of the Rings

Where is he, and what have you done with Tpugmire?!
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Post by: redblaze57 on February 08, 2013, 08:21:39 pm
Fire Emblem: Awakening has been taking up most of my gaming time since I got it.
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Post by: stethebubble on February 08, 2013, 08:24:11 pm
working my way through fight night round 3
should not take too long
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Post by: insektmute on February 09, 2013, 05:28:46 am
Moving pretty swiftly through the backlog lately. Finished up Binary Domain tonight, and started up Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, which has been sitting there for at least a year, waiting to be played. Poor thing :(
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Post by: tpugmire on February 09, 2013, 10:12:09 am
I finished off Lego Indy 2 at 1000/1000 so now I'm on to Lego Lord of the Rings

Where is he, and what have you done with Tpugmire?!

I seem to have developed a reputation...  Oddly enough, I think those two are the only Lego games I don't have. Oh, I still need to get Lego Batman 2 as well.  As for me, I'm still trying to get better at Balloon Fight, but I think I'm as good as I can be (which isn't very good).  I'm probably going to start Metroid: Other M this week.
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 09, 2013, 11:53:30 am
I finished off Lego Indy 2 at 1000/1000 so now I'm on to Lego Lord of the Rings

Where is he, and what have you done with Tpugmire?!

I seem to have developed a reputation...  Oddly enough, I think those two are the only Lego games I don't have. Oh, I still need to get Lego Batman 2 as well.  As for me, I'm still trying to get better at Balloon Fight, but I think I'm as good as I can be (which isn't very good).  I'm probably going to start Metroid: Other M this week.
I really enjoyed Batman 2 but I am not a fan of Lord of the Rings so far.
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Post by: karyann on February 09, 2013, 08:41:55 pm
My 4 year old nephew is staying with us for a few days while his sister is in the hospital, so we've been playing a shitload of Lego Star Wars; his favorite game.  :)

Couldn't help myself; had an "aww"  :P The Lego games are so fun, for kids and grown-ups alike (well, in my 22-years-old opinion anyway!)



Personally, I'm currently in a "don't know what to play" phase. I've been too damn busy since a month, and I want to relieve some stress by gaming, but I just don't know what to play at all. You know, that feeling of looking at your shelf full of games and thinking "Meh, I've got nothing I wanna play". I guess I should just pick something up randomly, pretty sure it's gonna make me want to play even more.
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Post by: desocietas on February 09, 2013, 09:16:19 pm
I know a few folk have mentioned that they don't know what game to play next... maybe we should revive this ol' thread?
http://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,1214.0.html
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 10, 2013, 10:07:37 am
I know a few folk have mentioned that they don't know what game to play next... maybe we should revive this ol' thread?
http://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,1214.0.html

Consider it re-vived!
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Post by: foxhack on February 10, 2013, 10:23:34 am
My carpal tunnel is acting up (interesting how the better I am at TF2, the more it hurts) so I'm taking a break from games that use a mouse. Since my buddy Nathan kept bugging me to do this... I grabbed Grandia (PS1) and started to play it last night.

One hour in and I still haven't fought anything. Oy.

Don't get me wrong, the game is super charming, but I was expecting more action by now.
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 10, 2013, 12:16:00 pm
Heh - Grandia is one of the (many) games that I've bought/own...and...*Really* want to & plan on getting around to some day  :o

I've heard mostly good things about Grandia, Grandia 2, and Grandia: X-Treme (more of a dungeon-crawler) -ALL (3) games are in my same "Waiting-To-Be-Played-Limbo"  ::)

The only one that I've spent any significant time playing, so far, has been Grandia 3 (on the PS2 / for ~20 hours, or so); and -from what I've played, seen, and heard of it- I'd personally put it at a 7.0 - 7.5 out of 10 game.

While it was fun & engaging, & competent...it wasn't anything amazing - then again- iirc, Grandia 3 is *usually* talked about as being the "low point of the series"...if true = the other games really must be pretty damned good  ;D

As you get further into the game & combat, FOXHACK ==> I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it & if it picks-up at all as you get more into the game  ;)
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Post by: foxhack on February 10, 2013, 12:28:00 pm
It's strange.

I played Grandia II on the Dreamcast ten or eleven years ago and I recognized some of the musical themes from it in part one. So of course I got curious and looked up the theme for part three and was horrified at it being... pop. Agh.

We'll see. I'll try to keep you posted on the game. I get distracted a lot so...
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Post by: foxhack on February 10, 2013, 05:38:30 pm
Speaking of distractions! I found my Japanese copy of The King of Fighters '97 for the Saturn so I dug up my JP system and am playing it now.

... except it needs a RAM cart. I thought I had one so I dug around and found it. I plug it in, wait three minutes for the game to load up to the cart. Urgh. Once the game starts the load times are reasonable. I play the game, the Saturn pad is a hindrance but I push through... and then I notice it.

Everyone's voice in the game is wrong. Like, an octave too high. How the hell did that get past the testers? Even the announcer sounds a little bit too high.

Edit: Aaaaaaaaand the Saturn crashed. Something tells me my system isn't exactly in perfect shape...
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Post by: pacpix on February 10, 2013, 09:49:36 pm
Started up Wizardry again and realized my maps were off, so I remapped the first floor and I am about halfway done with the second.  I forgot how freaking hard this game is!
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Post by: burningdoom on February 11, 2013, 03:46:56 am
Chrono Trigger on Wii Virtual Console. I played it way back when it was a new game. But it's been quite a while. I've just started and I'm really liking it, so far. I've forgotten enough about it after this much time that it's almost a new experience again.
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Post by: scott on February 11, 2013, 08:45:04 am
I'm loving Etrian Odyssey IV's demo! I'm level 8 and have explored as much as I can. But now I'm leveling and money grinding to help me out in the full game.

Btw. The Dancer Class is awesome!
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Post by: insektmute on February 11, 2013, 10:32:24 am
Everyone's voice in the game is wrong. Like, an octave too high. How the hell did that get past the testers? Even the announcer sounds a little bit too high.

Edit: Aaaaaaaaand the Saturn crashed. Something tells me my system isn't exactly in perfect shape...

Could be your Saturn, but it might be the port, too. I'd have to check my notes, but Neo-Geo ports in general are pretty spotty. Saturn ones typically fared better than the PS1 versions, but the Saturn version of KoF '95 is about the only thing close to a perfect port on either system.

Might also require a different RAM cart. '97 requires a 1MB cart, and iirc, can act up a bit if used with a 4MB.
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Post by: foxhack on February 11, 2013, 12:21:45 pm
Everyone's voice in the game is wrong. Like, an octave too high. How the hell did that get past the testers? Even the announcer sounds a little bit too high.

Edit: Aaaaaaaaand the Saturn crashed. Something tells me my system isn't exactly in perfect shape...

Could be your Saturn, but it might be the port, too. I'd have to check my notes, but Neo-Geo ports in general are pretty spotty. Saturn ones typically fared better than the PS1 versions, but the Saturn version of KoF '95 is about the only thing close to a perfect port on either system.

Might also require a different RAM cart. '97 requires a 1MB cart, and iirc, can act up a bit if used with a 4MB.
When I got to stage 4, the screen turned black and white. I thought the cable was loose so I went and checked it, and then the game crashed. The side of the system felt hot. I reset the system and boom, color was back. So the Saturn may in fact be defective.

I went back to Grandia after that. Three hours in, no problems other than the slooooooooooooooow fights.
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Post by: insektmute on February 11, 2013, 12:37:56 pm
When I got to stage 4, the screen turned black and white. I thought the cable was loose so I went and checked it, and then the game crashed. The side of the system felt hot. I reset the system and boom, color was back. So the Saturn may in fact be defective.

D'oh, yeah that doesn't sound so good :p

I need to stop putting it off and pick up Saturn. Just can't decide if I want a US or Japanese model, since most of the games I want are imports. So much amazing stuff that never came here, especially for shmup fans :)
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Post by: foxhack on February 13, 2013, 12:13:29 am
Playing Grandia, in a mine, near the boss (I think), and the game crashes. After an hour of game time. With no save points in between.

The game is going back to the box. >_< Apparently the game does -not- like PS2s. I wish I'd known this before starting the game. Dammit!
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Post by: scott on February 13, 2013, 12:20:30 am
Oh man I hate when that happens.  :'(
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Post by: jcalder8 on February 13, 2013, 12:57:26 am
My son and I played through Return of Double Dragon on the SFC. A great beat'em up that we both enjoyed. He was very excited when he realised that we finished the whole game in one sitting :D
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Post by: scott on February 13, 2013, 12:59:57 am
Cultivate that addiction. Start em young, so they're hooked, like the crack.
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Post by: kimimi on February 13, 2013, 09:39:14 am
I'm working my way through almost every version of Legend of Heroes 1 and 2 that have ever existed. Because...because :D
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 13, 2013, 09:43:51 am
I'm working my way through almost every version of Legend of Heroes 1 and 2 that have ever existed. Because...because :D

Covering 'em on your blog?
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Post by: kimimi on February 13, 2013, 09:48:37 am
Eventually! I've written a little bit here to start with http://shinjuforest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/declaration-of-intent-re-dragon-slayer.html
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 13, 2013, 09:55:37 am
Eventually! I've written a little bit here to start with http://shinjuforest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/declaration-of-intent-re-dragon-slayer.html

Just took a look - I love the way you've laid everything out (artistically and format-wise) on your blog...it really looks quite professional  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on February 13, 2013, 10:02:40 am
Thank you! It seems to be doing well and I'm definitely enjoying it :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on February 13, 2013, 11:40:05 am
Eventually! I've written a little bit here to start with http://shinjuforest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/declaration-of-intent-re-dragon-slayer.html

Just took a look - I love the way you've laid everything out (artistically and format-wise) on your blog...it really looks quite professional  ;D

Ditto!  It's intimidating when it's just a wall of text :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on February 13, 2013, 12:17:05 pm
Thank you very much ^^~
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on February 14, 2013, 12:36:17 am
Tonight my son and I played some Final Fight 2 for the SFC. We made it to the last level before running out of lives. I wish I could say that it was my son's fault but honestly I blew through more lives than he did  :-[
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on February 15, 2013, 01:28:56 pm
Wrapped up Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 last night, and now I can't decide what to play next. Ar Tonelico Qoga? Record of Agarest War Zero? Xenoblade Chronicles? I just know I want something JRPG'ish for some reason.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on February 15, 2013, 07:32:19 pm
Since the Grandia incident happened, I decided to screw around with a random game from the box. Which turned out to be a game I'd pulled out for some TCRF double checking: The Little Mermaid II (PS1). The game is pretty simple so far, and not as easy as you'd think. I mean, yeah, it's easy, but the levels are short, most of the stuff I've seen so far involves finding coins and pearls, and it's definitely kid friendly. But stage 2 threw me off because out of the blue there was this big chase scene with a shark - I had to play that bit three times to get past it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on February 15, 2013, 09:20:37 pm
Since the Grandia incident happened, I decided to screw around with a random game from the box. Which turned out to be a game I'd pulled out for some TCRF double checking: The Little Mermaid II (PS1). The game is pretty simple so far, and not as easy as you'd think. I mean, yeah, it's easy, but the levels are short, most of the stuff I've seen so far involves finding coins and pearls, and it's definitely kid friendly. But stage 2 threw me off because out of the blue there was this big chase scene with a shark - I had to play that bit three times to get past it.

I can't decide if what you just said is incredibly awesome, or if it's just bizarre that you own a Little Mermaid game in the first place.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on February 15, 2013, 09:42:16 pm
Since the Grandia incident happened, I decided to screw around with a random game from the box. Which turned out to be a game I'd pulled out for some TCRF double checking: The Little Mermaid II (PS1). The game is pretty simple so far, and not as easy as you'd think. I mean, yeah, it's easy, but the levels are short, most of the stuff I've seen so far involves finding coins and pearls, and it's definitely kid friendly. But stage 2 threw me off because out of the blue there was this big chase scene with a shark - I had to play that bit three times to get past it.

I can't decide if what you just said is incredibly awesome, or if it's just bizarre that you own a Little Mermaid game in the first place.

This is Foxhack we are talking about here.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on February 15, 2013, 09:46:17 pm
I can't decide if what you just said is incredibly awesome, or if it's just bizarre that you own a Little Mermaid game in the first place.
...

Wow, you really haven't been around for long. I tend to pick up silly, strange or outright bad games / music / movies. You should take a look at my collection. :p
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on February 15, 2013, 09:52:07 pm
Wow, you really haven't been around for long. I tend to pick up silly, strange or outright bad games / music / movies. You should take a look at my collection. :p

Yep, I'm still learning who's who. Only joined in late January!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on February 15, 2013, 09:59:17 pm
Since the Grandia incident happened, I decided to screw around with a random game from the box. Which turned out to be a game I'd pulled out for some TCRF double checking: The Little Mermaid II (PS1). The game is pretty simple so far, and not as easy as you'd think. I mean, yeah, it's easy, but the levels are short, most of the stuff I've seen so far involves finding coins and pearls, and it's definitely kid friendly. But stage 2 threw me off because out of the blue there was this big chase scene with a shark - I had to play that bit three times to get past it.
I didn't know that there was a second one, I'll have to check it out for my wife.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on February 15, 2013, 10:17:58 pm
Wow, you really haven't been around for long. I tend to pick up silly, strange or outright bad games / music / movies. You should take a look at my collection. :p

Yep, I'm still learning who's who. Only joined in late January!
My penchant for bad games is legendary!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on February 15, 2013, 11:50:19 pm
Don't knock the Little Mermaid. The one for the NES is actually pretty good. It's easy, but fun.

I didn't know that there was a second one, I'll have to check it out for my wife.

Right... For your wife...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on February 16, 2013, 07:50:33 am
Still making my way through the PC-88 version of Legend of Heroes! The first chapter had a really bad grind, but it seems to have evened out now :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on February 16, 2013, 10:04:45 am
I played some Bubble Bobble Part 2 yesterday! I suck just as much at it as I did at part one :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on February 16, 2013, 11:59:55 am
I played some Bubble Bobble Part 2 yesterday! It sucks just as much as part one :D

Fixed it for you!  :o

Heh cant understand why my wife likes that game so much.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on February 16, 2013, 12:15:48 pm
I found out Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan 1 got an official iOS port today so I've been playing that. It's as bare-bones as a port can be (literally just original files+DOSbox)... but that still makes it superior to the Saturn port and it was only £1.50 so I can't complain :D Oddly the app page says the game's in Japanese and English as well as both forms of Chinese, but this only appears to apply to the settings menu.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on February 17, 2013, 01:16:27 am
So, I'm having a lot of fun with Little Mermaid II. The game is a lot more decent than what I thought it'd be, but stage nine nearly had me rolling on the floor due to laughter.

It's a stealth action mission. Spoilers: Melody, Ariel's daughter, has to sneak into the royal palace in Atlantica to steal Triton's Trident. She has to sneak past guards while they've got their backs turned, and you also use a table as cover... and you move around with it on top of you and your companions.

METAL GEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR

I'm tempted to make a video with Metal Gear Solid music and sound effects for the hell of it.

Edit: And cleared it. The last stage was a bit of a pain in the butt. Remember the last stage in Battletoads, where you had to climb a tower? Well, it's like that, only not as sadistic since you have unlimited tries. After that is the final boss which was surprisingly well done. I went back to the two stages I didn't clear out completely and I just 100%ed a game that was probably meant for little children.

Ack.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on February 17, 2013, 01:16:06 pm
I played through Chip N Dale 2. There is no challenge to the game but I still enjoyed it :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on February 17, 2013, 01:22:59 pm
I played through Chip N Dale 2. There is no challenge to the game but I still enjoyed it :)

Now that you're done with it, are you going to put it in the Pay it Forward thread?   ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on February 17, 2013, 01:38:01 pm
I played through Chip N Dale 2. There is no challenge to the game but I still enjoyed it :)

Now that you're done with it, are you going to put it in the Pay it Forward thread?   ;)

I second this notion! :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on February 17, 2013, 01:43:24 pm
I played through Chip N Dale 2. There is no challenge to the game but I still enjoyed it :)

Now that you're done with it, are you going to put it in the Pay it Forward thread?   ;)

I second this notion! :)

Dibs
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on February 17, 2013, 01:54:28 pm
The next free one is mine!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on February 17, 2013, 02:08:36 pm
I wound up starting Ar Tonelico Qoga, and... wow, is this game messed up with the lolicon stuff. Aside from the creepy bits, it's still pretty fun, if on the easy side.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on February 17, 2013, 03:54:17 pm
I wound up starting Ar Tonelico Qoga, and... wow, is this game messed up with the lolicon stuff. Aside from the creepy bits, it's still pretty fun, if on the easy side.

Heh, yeah...*DAT* MUSIC, though  :o

Did you play the 1st two games?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on February 18, 2013, 05:38:25 pm
Heh, yeah...*DAT* MUSIC, though  :o

Did you play the 1st two games?

Yeah, the soundtrack is freaking amazing, as is a lot of the visual design. Really glad I got the LE on this one!

I missed out on the first two, but they're on the wishlist. I'd have grabbed them sooner, but I was holding out for the LE releases, which have gotten rather tough to track down for a good price.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on February 18, 2013, 05:39:54 pm
All 3 of the games (IMHO) have fan-freaking-tastic music & OST's...I love 'em all :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on February 18, 2013, 05:51:50 pm
Played some ducktales today. I really want to finish this but so far my best is completing two levels :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on February 23, 2013, 02:20:54 pm
Kid Dracula! Thanks to the sacrifice of a Gyromite cart.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/LOPWyrm/IMG_20130223_140322_zps4fd1b73d.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on February 24, 2013, 12:25:57 am
Just hit chapter 4 (of 6) on Legend of Heroes, having a great time ^^~
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on February 24, 2013, 10:54:43 am
I have been playing through Rayman Origin on the 360. I love the platforming but some of the levels can get really frustrating trying to get 100%.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on February 24, 2013, 10:53:55 pm
just started Uncharted: drakes fortune and Zelda phantom hourglass

what do you guys think of these two games?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on February 25, 2013, 01:46:32 pm
Personally, I think the first Uncharted is still the best of the series. A bit short maybe, but fun from start to finish, and doesn't overstay its welcome. Taps into that need for a little Indiana Jones flavor once in awhile, and does it damn well.

Only played a little of Phantom Hourglass, but from what I recall, it's pretty fun. I haven't been in any rush to pick it up for myself though, mostly because the touch controls often seemed a bit twitchy and unnecessary.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on February 28, 2013, 10:40:08 pm
I have been playing my Neo Geo Pocket Color almost exclusively since I got it. I've really been enjoying Metal Slug First Mission.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on February 28, 2013, 11:40:08 pm
I started Etrian Odyssey IV. But forced myself to set it down... its just so shiny and tempting though and all the QR code hubbub makes it hard to resist. But no, now I'm back to playing the first one... only 20 some more floors to go...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 03, 2013, 11:40:10 pm
Started up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow again in prep for Mirror of Fate. I've played through this game a few times and 100% the achievements on it, so it should be a pretty quick play through.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on March 04, 2013, 02:38:33 am
Spending a lot of time on Animal Crossing 3DS, mostly fishing :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on March 04, 2013, 11:58:07 pm
Spending a lot of time on Animal Crossing 3DS, mostly fishing :D

Can't wait for that!

I'm spending a lil' time with Fire Emblem: Awakening finally to get dat DLC...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: ko1ru on March 05, 2013, 09:55:53 am
Started up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow again in prep for Mirror of Fate. I've played through this game a few times and 100% the achievements on it, so it should be a pretty quick play through.

I 100%ed the core game, but I have yet to get all the achievements for both DLCs.  The blade wall trial in Chapter XIII is stupid hard, and I'm having difficulty with the fight against the demon in XIV (damn sword aiming mechanism).  :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 05, 2013, 11:40:15 am
Ya, I had the hardest time with the blade wall and the final boss fight of the DLC, I also had trouble with the Orlox fight and needing to . Which is funny, because I smoked Satan and the Colos... err "Titans". And once you get the path down, getting the Titans down in the time limit is a cake walk.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: ko1ru on March 05, 2013, 11:51:47 am
Ya, I had the hardest time with the blade wall and the final boss fight of the DLC, I also had trouble with the Orlox fight and needing to . Which is funny, because I smoked Satan and the Colos... err "Titans". And once you get the path down, getting the Titans down in the time limit is a cake walk.

Yeah, I had minimal trouble with the trials from the core game... but that blade wall?  Fuck that!  >:(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 05, 2013, 01:32:14 pm
I hope to god that Chupcabras are not in Mirror of Fate... I fucking hate those guys. ha
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: ko1ru on March 05, 2013, 01:55:36 pm
I hope to god that Chupcabras are not in Mirror of Fate... I fucking hate those guys. ha

Oh, the Chupacabras.  So annoying.  Did you know Kojima himself "voiced" (er, did the sound for) them?  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 05, 2013, 02:30:35 pm
ha, no I didn't. That's interesting. But please, no chupacabras. No, no no, no, no no no, oh god no.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on March 05, 2013, 07:43:27 pm
I have started to play DiRT 2 after getting it on XBLA. It feels a lot like the first one which is a good thing. But I still suck at driving games so that works against me.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on March 09, 2013, 03:03:43 pm
Started up Star Ocean: The Last Hope International last night. I've only put a few hours in, but my feelings about it are pretty mixed so far. Really muddy textures, virtually no draw distance, heavy aliasing all over the place, and characters are just slightly a cut above the creepy looking ones in Infinite Undiscovery.

I'm getting into it a bit more as I play it, since combat and exploration are pretty solid, but I can't help wondering what the hell happened to tri-Ace. They did an amazing job with stuff like Valkyrie Profile 2 and Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, and this gen, it's like they have absolutely no idea what they're doing.

Think I'll get back to Gravity Rush, too. I really love that game, but put it on hold when Persona 4: Golden came out, and I'd really like to finish it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 09, 2013, 04:08:16 pm
Castlevania LOS: Mirror of Fate. Its pretty good, but I wish you could move with the Dpad, the Circle Pad seems kinda iffy sometimes.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 11, 2013, 04:42:44 pm
I just finished & platinumed Atelier Rorona.

For what widely seems to be considered the lowest point of the Arland trilogy of games...I thought that it was pretty decent (IMHO = ~7/10).

At any rate, if that was the "worst" in the series...I'm expecting to *Really* enjoy playing Atelier Totori (which I'll be getting right into, either later tonight or tomorrow) -and- just in case none of ya' noticed...I already updated my vgcollect avatar from a "Rorona" one to a "Totori" one  8)

This is why I like waiting to play some series *after* they've all been released already, and I have them all (I also have Atelier Meruru (the 3rd & last game in the trilogy))...so I can play them chronologically, at whatever pace I want, and w/o having to *wait* for the next game to get made/finished  ;)

Has anybody else here ever played any of the "Atelier" games on any systems?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 11, 2013, 05:05:44 pm
My buddy talked me and my cousin into playing Ultima Online again. We're currently playing on the UO Evolution free shard. It's pretty sweet, and they have a ton of custom mobs and other stuff built in. Played it all day yesterday, good times.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on March 12, 2013, 02:17:36 am
I'm currently playing through Shining Ark (PSP); it's a really beautiful game and good fun too! I uploaded a few screenshots here (http://tmblr.co/Zwtm6tftAbqR) if anyone wants to see.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 12, 2013, 08:37:01 am
Man... I would love for that to get a US release... but I doubt we'd get it. Is the PSP region free? I can't remember, if so, I just hope for a physical ENGLISH LANGUAGE version, so I can play it. ha
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on March 12, 2013, 11:41:22 am
The PSP is region free, so the only barrier is language :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on March 13, 2013, 06:02:32 pm
I have to take back what I said on Star Ocean: The Last Hope a bit. The first handful of hours give off a horrible first impression, but the game improves dramatically after that, and now I'm in derpy love with it. Reminds me a little of Granstream Saga, oddly enough.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on March 15, 2013, 09:18:48 pm
(http://www.freewebs.com/zeroparadise/Final%20Fantasy%20Anthology%20-%20front%20cover.JPG)

I'm about to start Final Fantasy VI on FF Anthology for PS1. I keep hearing how incredibly amazing the game is. Hope it lives up to the hype.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on March 15, 2013, 09:21:16 pm
As far as I'm concerned, FFVI is the best Final Fantasy game ever made. I think I still have an irrational Celes crush because dat 16-bit ass.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on March 15, 2013, 09:41:57 pm
I agree Final Fantasy VI is one of the best, if not the best, Final Fantasy.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 15, 2013, 11:00:12 pm
As far as I'm concerned, FFVI is the best Final Fantasy game ever made. I think I still have an irrational Celes crush because dat 16-bit ass.
This. FFVI is an epic ride the whole way through it. You should enjoy the hell out of it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on March 16, 2013, 12:13:34 am
Celes and Terra are the only ones who are permanently in my final party. Once you finish with VI, go and give VII a try. I dont give a damn about the fanboy status it has now, the game is good enough TO have fanboys.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 16, 2013, 08:52:24 am
(http://www.freewebs.com/zeroparadise/Final%20Fantasy%20Anthology%20-%20front%20cover.JPG)

I'm about to start Final Fantasy VI on FF Anthology for PS1. I keep hearing how incredibly amazing the game is. Hope it lives up to the hype.

What all is included w/ that "collector's package"?

 :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 16, 2013, 08:58:43 am
I'm about to start Final Fantasy VI on FF Anthology for PS1. I keep hearing how incredibly amazing the game is. Hope it lives up to the hype.

What all is included w/ that "collector's package"?

 :o

If it's the same one I have, it has a disc for Final Fantasy V, a disc of Final Fantasy VI and a soundtrack disc with songs from both games.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 16, 2013, 09:11:26 am
I'm about to start Final Fantasy VI on FF Anthology for PS1. I keep hearing how incredibly amazing the game is. Hope it lives up to the hype.

What all is included w/ that "collector's package"?

 :o

If it's the same one I have, it has a disc for Final Fantasy V, a disc of Final Fantasy VI and a soundtrack disc with songs from both games.

Was that the 'standard' release of that set...or some kind of pre-order bonus, or something?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 16, 2013, 09:19:04 am
It was a standard release. I think they just put "collector's package" on the box. I know I picked mine up after it released and never preordered anything, until the PS2 era.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 16, 2013, 09:23:52 am
Yeah, I think mine *doesn't* say "collector's package", yet, still has all of the same things included...I'll have to double-check, though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 16, 2013, 09:25:48 am
I'd check mine, but they are all packed up in a box now...

Edit: The Item History doesn't say, since it was made before we started tracking data on update history. But I'm pretty sure I put all the images on that entry. If so, they box art in the item page is mine and it does say "collector's package" on it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 16, 2013, 10:06:01 am
Nah, I was wrong - I just checked mine, and it *does* say "collector's package" on it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on March 16, 2013, 12:46:25 pm
I just started Fire Emblem Awakening this morning after picking it up last night. I am only the third mission but I'm enjoying it so far. It's surprising since I don't normally like Strategy games. I'll have to check some other ones out after I am done to see if my opinion has changed.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 16, 2013, 12:58:24 pm
I'd suggest trying out one of the Advance Wars or maybe go back as far as Shining Force.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 16, 2013, 01:21:24 pm
Believe it or not - I'd recommend Disgaea(s) :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on March 16, 2013, 03:13:29 pm
The FF Anthology case I just took from Google Images. It's not mine. I have the Greatest Hits edition.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on March 16, 2013, 06:03:01 pm
I finally started Assassin's Creed III today. I'm not very far, so I can't tell how much I'm going to like it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on March 20, 2013, 07:35:49 pm
This came in the mail recently, and despite starting FFVI, I've been eagerly awaiting this one and put FFVI aside for now. Legend of Legaia was one of my all-time favorite RPGs:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/Legaia2US.jpg)

It's not a direct sequel to Legend of Legaia, which is a bit disappointing. And there are no more Seru or Ra-Seru. Instead there is a race of magic users called Mystics and these powerful mystical stones.

Regardless of the changes I'm still really enjoying it. It keeps the awesome battle system of the original game, and a lot of the same art sensibilities. But with an all-new story, all-new characters, and a shiny coat of PS2 graphics.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: redblaze57 on March 21, 2013, 08:55:39 pm
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love...I am having way too much fun playing this game
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 21, 2013, 11:46:24 pm
Finished up Mirror of Fate and now its back to Etrian Odyssey 1. I'm only on the 4th floor... but now I've got a spot I can return to for easy healing. So I might hangout here for awhile just grinding levels.

Of course the only time I get to play it seems to be just before bed. So I only get maybe 30-45 mins in a night. :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 22, 2013, 08:07:51 am
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love...I am having way too much fun playing this game

PS2 or Wii version?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on March 22, 2013, 12:27:47 pm
I was gifted XCOM on Steam this morning so I've been playing that today when I've had the chance :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 22, 2013, 01:50:45 pm
I was gifted XCOM on Steam this morning so I've been playing that today when I've had the chance :D

XCOM is pretty high on my backlog-list...what's it like/how are you liking it, so far Kimimi?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on March 22, 2013, 02:46:19 pm
Loving the heck out of it! :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: redblaze57 on March 22, 2013, 08:32:08 pm
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love...I am having way too much fun playing this game

PS2 or Wii version?

Wii
However I am thinking about getting the PS2 version now.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on March 22, 2013, 08:43:56 pm
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love...I am having way too much fun playing this game

PS2 or Wii version?

Wii
However I am thinking about getting the PS2 version now.

Sakura Wars is really fun. I had it for the Wii before I trimmed my collection.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on March 23, 2013, 09:41:32 am
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love...I am having way too much fun playing this game

PS2 or Wii version?

Wii
However I am thinking about getting the PS2 version now.

Glad to hear that you're liking it...I have it in my (PS2) backlog :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: redblaze57 on March 23, 2013, 09:41:16 pm
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love...I am having way too much fun playing this game

PS2 or Wii version?

Wii
However I am thinking about getting the PS2 version now.

Glad to hear that you're liking it...I have it in my (PS2) backlog :)

it's odd because it was a game I thought that I would play for an hour or 2, go "yeah this is fun" and not pick it up again for a long time. there's no level grinding in it, instead it's based on your relationships with the other characters, so stronger bonds = better characters. This game is definitely a hidden gem on the Wii.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on March 24, 2013, 09:22:40 pm
I'm playing Don't Starve. The devs have been updating the beta a bit and I finally sat down to play the current one. My last few games ended like so:

Made it a week. Grew a beard. Craved bacon so I tried to kill a pig man. Pig man killed me.
Made it ten days. Grew a beard. Starved to death.
Made it fourteen days. Finally got the hang of how to build stuff... and then I got murdered by twenty angry bees that chased me around for three minutes. >_>
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on March 24, 2013, 09:52:10 pm
I'm playing Don't Starve. The devs have been updating the beta a bit and I finally sat down to play the current one. My last few games ended like so:

Made it a week. Grew a beard. Craved bacon so I tried to kill a pig man. Pig man killed me.
Made it ten days. Grew a beard. Starved to death.
Made it fourteen days. Finally got the hang of how to build stuff... and then I got murdered by twenty angry bees that chased me around for three minutes. >_>

What is this you speak of?  I'm interested.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on March 24, 2013, 10:25:35 pm
Don't Starve, the latest game by Klei Entertainment. They developed both Shank games and Mark of the Ninja. This is -far- from being an action game, it's more of a survival thing. You're dumped on some sort of an island by a ... demon? and you have to survive by foraging, hunting, and building stuff. For example, you pick up twigs and a piece of flint, and you can build an axe. or a pick if you use two flints. You can use that to chop down trees or mine down rocks. Pick up grass and you can build a fire, and so on and so on. The better you do, the more unlock points you get. There are various characters, each one with their own pros and cons.

It... kinda plays like The Legend of Zelda. Kinda. Unfortunately there is no demo but there's loads of videos on youtube, unfortunately they kinda spoil what may happen to you. But it's fun.

And you will die, a lot. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on March 25, 2013, 12:30:06 am
I have been intrigued by Don't Starve for awhile but I don't think I would really enjoy having to find the materials to make each item.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on March 25, 2013, 12:34:42 am
Sounds a little like Minecraft's survival mode - interesting!

I've been playing a bit of XCOM and a bit of MtG: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, not doing well at either! :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on March 25, 2013, 12:48:57 am
I have been intrigued by Don't Starve for awhile but I don't think I would really enjoy having to find the materials to make each item.
Here's what bugs me the most about the game:

If you sleep, you go hungry. But if you don't sleep, you don't go hungry. It's -irritating-. I can either waste the materials to make a bed roll, sleep the night away and lose 50 hunger points or tough it out awake by the fire and only lose 10. It makes no sense!

I also haven't figured out if you can build some sort of shelter. I can make walls, at least.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on March 25, 2013, 12:53:11 am
I have been intrigued by Don't Starve for awhile but I don't think I would really enjoy having to find the materials to make each item.
Here's what bugs me the most about the game:

If you sleep, you go hungry. But if you don't sleep, you don't go hungry. It's -irritating-. I can either waste the materials to make a bed roll, sleep the night away and lose 50 hunger points or tough it out awake by the fire and only lose 10. It makes no sense!

I also haven't figured out if you can build some sort of shelter. I can make walls, at least.

That's, like, opposite of what happens in real life!  When I have to pull all-nighters for homework or whatever, I'm *starving* by 3am.  I hope you and the other players and telling them this.  I think it'd make more sense if you sleep and don't lose as much in hunger points, but you're obviously vulnerable to anything that might cross your path.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on March 25, 2013, 01:03:40 am
Well the game is still in beta. Also, I'm not sure, but I think staying awake like that kills your sanity after a while. XD
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 25, 2013, 10:28:51 am
I started playing Xenoblade Chronicles again. I'm determined to finally finish it. I love the game, but the combat system can piss me off sometimes. Especially if it's dark and I am jumped by multiple mobs at once.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: libernullmal on March 25, 2013, 10:53:55 am
World of Warcraft - only because my wife is playing when she can between work college and homework...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: elraiser on March 25, 2013, 02:44:50 pm
Xenogears starting tonight! I have been willing to play that game for years :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 25, 2013, 03:15:19 pm
Xenogears starting tonight! I have been willing to play that game for years :)

I really want to pick up Xenogears and the 3 Xenosaga games... no sure when I'll be able to though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: elraiser on March 25, 2013, 03:43:47 pm
I see the Xeno Saga games around quite often (Especially part 1 and 2). Now, i have a good reason to buy  them.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on March 25, 2013, 03:49:00 pm
Yeah, I've been meaning to buy the Xenosaga games for years, but when I do find them, they are missing the manual or the discs are jacked up. So I pass on them.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on April 08, 2013, 10:12:19 am
Buddy and I played WWE 13 last night before Wrestlemania. We only had time to play two matches because our second, a last man standing match, lasted for almost an hour and a half. This was our first time playing against each other and I was doing a great job of reversing everything he was throwing at me and he was doing a great job of standing back up before the 10 count. I finally gave up and let him win after missing the first 45 minutes of Wrestlemania. It pains me that I gave up though :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on April 14, 2013, 04:12:17 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/91/Spyro_2_-_Ripto's_Rage!_Coverart.png/252px-Spyro_2_-_Ripto's_Rage!_Coverart.png)

I'm in the middle of Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage on PS1. I needed a bit of a break from RPGs, and this seemed like the perfect mindless excursion. I'm having fun with it, but not as much fun as I did with the original Spyro the Dragon on PS1.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mkarasch on April 16, 2013, 12:38:34 am
Currently playing through Bioshock: Infinite with the wife, 3D dot game heroes on my own, and WoW with a friend.

3D dot game heroes didn't live up to my expectations, to be honest.  I mean, I expected a love letter to classic gaming, and it was at best a decent zelda clone, but without much of the fan service I was expecting, and no real story to speak of.  Maybe I'm missing the point...
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Post by: slothingXPIG on April 18, 2013, 04:23:49 am
Super smash bros brawl. Its pretty damn good! And pokemon emerald and far cry 3 in the process of all them.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on April 18, 2013, 09:54:13 am
Lots of SimCity DS. Holy crap, it's fun. Plus, since I don't have a ton of time right now for gaming, it's a quick distraction.

I did start up Soul Hackers to check it out and got about 30 minutes into it. But once I get my TV set back up, it's back to Xenoblade until I finish that.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on April 18, 2013, 02:20:18 pm
I decided to dive back into Etrian Odyssey and am having a lot of fun.  However, knowing how long it took me to get to where I am - only on the 12th floor down - it makes me worried about how many more floors are left...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on April 18, 2013, 04:27:29 pm
I think there are 20-25 levels in EO1. So you're maybe halfway... A lot further than me.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on April 18, 2013, 05:02:25 pm
I think there are 20-25 levels in EO1. So you're maybe halfway... A lot further than me.

Hm, sounds like not very much but also correct, considering that my characters are around the level 35 mark...
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Post by: torvez on April 18, 2013, 09:22:10 pm
Aladdin on SNES  ;D and Warcraft 2 on Saturn
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Post by: foxhack on April 18, 2013, 10:19:51 pm
I started playing The Cave. It's kind of like a more story-driven The Lost Vikings mixed with classic point and click adventure gaming, not anything like what I expected it to be. So far it's fun and the puzzles are tough, but they -make sense-.

I also reinstalled Assassin's Creed 1 and Bioshock 1 since I needed to update my Steam backups. I was kinda... hesitant to do so because those two games killed one of my older video cards. >_>
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on April 21, 2013, 04:24:44 am
Good to know about The Cave.  I was worried it'd just be a Trine clone, but the puzzling intrigues me...

Decided to step away from Etrian Odyssey (got to a part where I have to grind before continuing  :-\ ) and pop in Soul Hackers to try out, especially since the back of the box said something about StreetPass capabilities.  I like that it has that feature but doesn't *require* it - instead you can use Play Coins!  Finally, a game that uses Play Coins and not just for stupid things!

The story is pretty interesting so far, and I thought I'd be put off by the dungeon crawling (I wasn't feeling it when I was playing some of the other older SMT games) but so far I'm really digging it and having a hard time putting the game down.  A lot of decent voice acting and animations and, while I'd prefer an option to have the Japanese audio, it's not unbearable, thankfully.

Too bad the game wasn't released yet in NA for me to have taken with me to Japan, but I don't know it the StreetPass function for the game would've been compatible, anyway...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on April 21, 2013, 10:35:05 am
Good to know about The Cave.  I was worried it'd just be a Trine clone, but the puzzling intrigues me...
I was expecting a normal adventure game, not something like this.

The puzzles have made sense so far. Use X character to pull a lever while Y character does something else, that sort of thing. But something I was -not- expecting happened as I was playing, so... I'm not entirely sure what the heck's going on.

It needs more replays, yup.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on April 27, 2013, 03:35:20 am
Trying out a few new games recently.  Played a bit of the following:

-  Poker Night at the Inventory
- Don't Starve
- Cart Life (http://www.richardhofmeier.com/cartlife/)  <-- free if you're interested in a strange indie game.  Difficult to figure out but very intriguing.

Nice to be playing different games again, but who has the tiiiiime :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 27, 2013, 09:32:43 am
I started playing the "Atelier" (Arland) trilogy awhile back.

If you're unfamiliar with the games/series - this trilogy consists of:

1).  Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland,

2).  Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, and

3).  Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland.

I've consecutively played Rorona -and- last night, I finished/beat/saw the "True" ending for Totori...so...I'm moving on to Meruru now.

So far, IMO, the games (well, the 1st 2 games) have been getting progressively better -and- from all that I've read & heard about the third game indicates more of the same, so I'm looking forward to starting the 3rd one...maybe (hopefully) even today!

One last comment about Totori (the 2nd/middle game) is that:

- I was lucky & conscious enough to have not had the True End spoiled for me before getting to it, and

- It's one of the BEST (IMO) True-endings I've experienced in a good, long while :)

I'd gotten & seen all of the other endings first -and- I was very (*Pleasantly*) shocked & amazed at how I didn't expect or predict how much better, different, and enjoyable it was!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on April 27, 2013, 02:46:15 pm
I'm still playing through Xenoblade Chronicles. But I've come to the conclusion that now is a great time to start playing through my backlog. Considering I won't have a ton of disposable income for a while for game purchases.

So,  after I finish Xenoblade Chronicles. I'm going to switch it up to Link to the Past. Because, believe it or not, I've never finished it and have only made it halfway through the Dark World.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on April 27, 2013, 03:05:34 pm
I started up Dragon Warrior II again the other day.  I really like it so far, I like the difficulty.  My only complaint is the encounter rate.  Feels like I can hardly take a step sometimes.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on April 27, 2013, 03:14:58 pm
I started up Dragon Warrior II again the other day.  I really like it so far, I like the difficulty.  My only complaint is the encounter rate.  Feels like I can hardly take a step sometimes.

I can't imagine going back to that game today. I remember it being one of the harder ones back in the day. By today's standards, I doubt I'd have the patience. I really enjoyed DWIV, though I don't remember it being quite as hard as DWII.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on April 27, 2013, 03:21:13 pm
I have not played many DW/DQ games, but it seems like fans say it is the hardest in the series. 
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Post by: dstone on April 27, 2013, 04:40:57 pm
Started in on Rayman Origins yesterday. It's pretty crazy. Love the music in it.
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Post by: foxhack on April 27, 2013, 04:53:09 pm
I started Back to the Future (Telltale) and so far it's been entertaining, despite having the usual Telltale problems - bad animations all around. The writing's decent at least.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on April 27, 2013, 05:16:26 pm
Started in on Rayman Origins yesterday. It's pretty crazy. Love the music in it.

Fantastic game that rates up there with the Sonic and Mario platformers, IMO. The way the gameplay and music combine is great.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mkarasch on April 27, 2013, 08:42:25 pm
Finished 3d Dot Game Heroes, hooray.

On to Sniper Elite V2.

It's... not good, I don't think, but a lot of fun.

It's like the dev team got together and was like, "You know what's awesome?  SNIPERS!"  then called lunch and that was it.

It's an excuse to snipe a bunch of stuff, and at least they make you correct for drop and wind and stuff, so that's kinda cool.  And occasionally you can shoot when there is a loud noise to mask the sound of the gun. 

A bunch of concepts/mechanics that are pretty cool, but not really a compelling story to speak of.  But hey, I'm only three levels in, so let's see where it goes.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on April 27, 2013, 09:21:46 pm
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass on DS. I'm just about to go to the Temple of the Ocean King for the final time and fight the final boss.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 28, 2013, 12:10:00 am
I wanted to hang out with my son for a little while last night so we went into the game room and I let him pick a few games. First he grabbed Rescue rangers ... which isnt horrible. Then he picked Sunday funday and I was leery of it at first. We played the skateboarding part first and it was ehhh then he wanted to try fishfall. Well, its a horrible game ... but I was doing great. Never lost a round. Ended up beating the whole damned game, lol.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on April 28, 2013, 10:14:41 pm
Whenever I can sneak away, I've been playing Assassin's Creed 3.  I love this series, and this one is no let down. 
Tonight, The Boy and I started playing Luigi's Mansion on GameCube.  We had a blast.  He likes to play until we run into a ghost.  Then he throws me the control to catch the ghost. 
So, right now I'm playing: Luigi's Mansion on 3DS, Luigi's Mansion on GC, Skylanders Giants on Wii U, and AC 3 on Xbox.  I really need to finish some of these games.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on April 29, 2013, 11:32:01 am
I've been playing a lot of Xuan Dou zhi Wang this past week or so and having a great time with it :D

Apologies for the self promotion, but as I just wrote a blog post about it and I don't think most people will know what it is here's a bit of an explanation - link! (http://shinjuforest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-little-look-atxuan-dou-zhi-wang.html)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 29, 2013, 12:04:20 pm
I've been playing a lot of Xuan Dou zhi Wang this past week or so and having a great time with it :D

Apologies for the self promotion, but as I just wrote a blog post about it and I don't think most people will know what it is here's a bit of an explanation - link! (http://shinjuforest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-little-look-atxuan-dou-zhi-wang.html)

I don't mind shameless self-promotion...as long as it's promoting to a site as nice as yours is, Kimimi :)

btw - I hadn't noticed your "translations" section before - very, very nice indeed!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on April 29, 2013, 12:13:36 pm
Thank you but I'm still a bit self-conscious about my blog :D

The translations really aren't anything special (or particularly good), I'm just trying to help people out a little :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 29, 2013, 12:17:56 pm
Thank you but I'm still a bit self-conscious about my blog :D

I can't imagine why - it's pretty damned close to looking professional, IMHO  8)

Btw - How's it going with/are you still doing any more art?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on April 29, 2013, 12:23:54 pm
Nah, my posts are pretty short and not about anything that draws in hits; I'm not really professional material!  ;D

I haven't had the chance to draw for a while now, I've just not had the time to sit down and stop.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: torvez on May 06, 2013, 12:06:59 pm
I've started playing Dracula X Chronicles again. Haven't played since it came out. Still hard.
I recently picked up cool little red Gameboy Pocket and I've been playing The Castlevania Adventure on that. Still hard.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 06, 2013, 03:54:22 pm
Dracula X Chronicles is so good. I never beat the remake version, but that's because I started playing the original version as soon as it was unlocked.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: torvez on May 06, 2013, 11:03:49 pm
Yeah, it's alot of fun. When I bought it 6 years ago I was thinking it was going to have a way to select the other titles on it, like a sonic mega collection type deal.
Kind of a bummer for me when I found out you had to unlock them, I wanted to play SoTN so bad! lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on May 13, 2013, 01:11:56 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Champions_-_Return_to_Arms_Coverart.png)

Playing through Champions: Return to Arms on PS2. Obviously I'm playing it alone in 2013, not linked in online play.

Very similar to the first game, which isn't a bad thing. I like my hack-n-slash action-RPGs. And this one follows in the same vein as the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance series.

However, the story feels very generic and not intriguing at all. Not that story is usually a huge factor in these sort of games, but this one really doesn't try at all. You have this hub that you enter areas from where there's this mage-chick that tells you you're her champion and you're fighting on her behalf. Pretty dull stuff. At least the first game took place on a singular world where you traveled to different areas because it had to do with an actual plot.

But the gameplay makes up for it. So far, Champions of Norrath is the better game of the two. But I'm not all that far into it, so we'll see how this goes.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: thomascozine on May 13, 2013, 07:48:43 pm
My girlfriend and I have been playing Super Mario World. We try to stream it every weekend. Usually, Sunday here: http://www.livestream.com/thomascozine.

I upload every vid in an unlisted playlist to my YouTube account here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXEhW6JAdSk&feature=share&list=PLKtghYbCv4wk32YqUaQ-hyAiE-EEBZN0_

We're up to the Forest of Illusion.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 13, 2013, 08:42:06 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Champions_-_Return_to_Arms_Coverart.png)

Playing through Champions: Return to Arms on PS2. Obviously I'm playing it alone in 2013, not linked in online play.

Very similar to the first game, which isn't a bad thing. I like my hack-n-slash action-RPGs. And this one follows in the same vein as the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance series.

However, the story feels very generic and not intriguing at all. Not that story is usually a huge factor in these sort of games, but this one really doesn't try at all. You have this hub that you enter areas from where there's this mage-chick that tells you you're her champion and you're fighting on her behalf. Pretty dull stuff. At least the first game took place on a singular world where you traveled to different areas because it had to do with an actual plot.

But the gameplay makes up for it. So far, Champions of Norrath is the better game of the two. But I'm not all that far into it, so we'll see how this goes.

Both this one and the first are based of the Everquest world. The mage chick is Firiona Vie : http://everquest.wikia.com/wiki/Firiona_Vie. I actually have a limited edition bust of her on my desk. I actually started playing it with a buddy of mine who is my hack-n-slash partner but we havent had a chance to get too far into it yet.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on May 15, 2013, 11:19:32 pm
I'm currently playing Tron Evolution on the 360. I bought it mega cheap during the amazon black friday sale. I'm a huge fan of Tron and Tron Legacy so wanted to play through this game. Heard it was bad. And I don't want to say it is great. But it's not bad. Just a whole lot of mediocre. But the fact that it is Tron makes it all kinds of awesome for me.
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Post by: kimimi on May 15, 2013, 11:41:37 pm
I've finally restarted Zero no Kiseki and enjoying it a lot more this time around, I think last time I just wasn't in the right frame of mind for it.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TRNUt0fE9vA/UZRUFrQe_kI/AAAAAAAACco/mCH6N0wDKek/w1044-h588-no/ED_ZERO+2013-05-15+10-00-25-40.bmp)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 16, 2013, 02:54:49 pm
Well, I know I posted a while back asking for what I should play ... and I made a choice. Kingdoms of Amalur. The game is pretty cool. Its like Skyrim as far as huge map, playstyle, etc. It also has a lot of options on how you want to raise up your character and what not. Just make sure you save a lot ...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: brunauss on May 16, 2013, 09:40:37 pm
Comparison game play of the first Iron Movie on both Wii and Xbox360. Believe it or not there is a big difference and the environments vary just as much on this title. The Wii version has you fight your way out of the cave in the beginning and the Xbox360 version jumps right to him exiting the cave, as an example. Tempted to make a text game journal of this experience. I knew differences existed between the platforms, but this is a lot of difference.
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Post by: burningdoom on May 16, 2013, 10:47:35 pm
Comparison game play of the first Iron Movie on both Wii and Xbox360. Believe it or not there is a big difference and the environments vary just as much on this title. The Wii version has you fight your way out of the cave in the beginning and the Xbox360 version jumps right to him exiting the cave, as an example. Tempted to make a text game journal of this experience. I knew differences existed between the platforms, but this is a lot of difference.

There's also a PS2 version, which I have. It's been a long time since I've played it, though. Now I'm curious. I'm gonna have to play through the first level and see if I have the cave on it or not.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on May 16, 2013, 11:35:24 pm
Comparison game play of the first Iron Movie on both Wii and Xbox360. Believe it or not there is a big difference and the environments vary just as much on this title. The Wii version has you fight your way out of the cave in the beginning and the Xbox360 version jumps right to him exiting the cave, as an example. Tempted to make a text game journal of this experience. I knew differences existed between the platforms, but this is a lot of difference.
You mean Iron Man? The Wii/PS2 and 360 versions had different devs, I think. This happens quite a lot. Check out Ghostbusters!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: brunauss on May 17, 2013, 02:37:56 am
Comparison game play of the first Iron Movie on both Wii and Xbox360. Believe it or not there is a big difference and the environments vary just as much on this title. The Wii version has you fight your way out of the cave in the beginning and the Xbox360 version jumps right to him exiting the cave, as an example. Tempted to make a text game journal of this experience. I knew differences existed between the platforms, but this is a lot of difference.
You mean Iron Man? The Wii/PS2 and 360 versions had different devs, I think. This happens quite a lot. Check out Ghostbusters!

Got both platform versions of that one too.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 27, 2013, 05:25:11 pm
Warcraft: Orcs And Humans. I've never played it before, since my first game in the series was WarCraft II. Its pretty dated and I'm running it via DOSbox. But hey at least I finally got to use my disc for something.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2013, 09:17:24 am
Just finished playing the "Arland" trilogy of Atelier games on the PS3 & 100%-ing/platinuming all 3...lots of fun :)

Gonna start Atelier Ayesha next (another Atelier game), but the 1st PS3 one not to be a part of the Arland trilogy.
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Post by: desocietas on May 28, 2013, 10:57:15 am
Played a little bit of Card Hunter, a free to play browser game that's trying to mimic a tabletop rpg with the little gridded map and miniatures.  But the battles involve cards (which then lead to dice rolls?).

All in all, pretty well done and worth a look into signing up for a beta invite (took me a while to get one, though, so just be patient).
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Post by: stethebubble on May 28, 2013, 10:09:57 pm
tekken tag 2
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Post by: mkarasch on May 29, 2013, 11:16:23 pm
Finished Infamous, now working on Mirror's Edge.
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Post by: jcalder8 on May 30, 2013, 01:08:10 am
Finished Infamous, now working on Mirror's Edge.
I loved Mirror's Edge
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 30, 2013, 09:32:13 am
Finished Infamous, now working on Mirror's Edge.
I loved Mirror's Edge

Same here. I need to finish it eventually.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mkarasch on May 31, 2013, 12:08:50 am
I've been really pleasantly surprised so far.  When it came out, the price CRATERED, and I just kinda assumed it was terrible as a result.  I like the art style, and the story, while pretty standard is compelling enough.

Did you stick with the original controls, because I cannot tell you how many times I've hit the "Turn 180" button when trying to punch or jump.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: blipcs76 on May 31, 2013, 09:53:20 am
Me and my wife have been playing Lego Harry Potter.  We finished up Year 1-4 a few weeks ago and we're close to finishing up Year 5-7 now.  What to play next?  My backlog has never been longer.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on June 01, 2013, 09:24:04 am
Killed Medivh in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans last night. For a character who has become so important to the story of Warcraft, it was kind a weak fight. You can totally tell that he was just a filler mission in the beginning.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 01, 2013, 09:53:56 am
I've been toying around with Earthworm Jim this morning. I suck at this game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 01, 2013, 11:23:29 am
About 90 hours into Amalur. While the teeth of Naros and dead Kel DLC was worth the money, the Valor one was not. Very small and nothing really gained from it. The house you get isnt even that great compared to one of the first ones you can get. I am still enjoying the game however and can probably squeeze another 20-30 hours out of it. Completed the main task line, almost all the faction task lines and have probably 150 quests total completed.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 01, 2013, 11:56:32 am
90 hours?? In one game??  Your attention span is waaaay longer than mine.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on June 01, 2013, 12:01:45 pm
90 hours?? In one game??  Your attention span is waaaay longer than mine.

You don't play the Elder Scrolls games, I take it? You can EASILY put 90 hours into those. And from what I hear, Kingdoms of Amalur is the same way. That one is on my radar.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 01, 2013, 12:03:35 pm
90 hours?? In one game??  Your attention span is waaaay longer than mine.

You don't play the Elder Scrolls games, I take it? You can EASILY put 90 hours into those. And from what I hear, Kingdoms of Amalur is the same way. That one is on my radar.

I have a 3 year old. I've been playing Assassin's Creed III for 3 months.
I have to do it in 15 min spurts.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kokonami on June 01, 2013, 11:23:54 pm
I've been playing Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls on and off to get through the Soul of Rebirth story that I've never beaten.
But today, I decided to start playing through my Okage: Shadow King. C: I forgot how fun and silly it is.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 02, 2013, 11:09:00 am
90 hours?? In one game??  Your attention span is waaaay longer than mine.

Heh if a game takes less than 10 hours to play, I normally wont play it. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 02, 2013, 11:40:40 am
90 hours?? In one game??  Your attention span is waaaay longer than mine.

Heh if a game takes less than 10 hours to play, I normally wont play it. :)

I guess you get your money's worth that way
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 02, 2013, 11:58:07 am
Yep, thats part of the thought right there. I used to hate getting a new game and finish it by the end of the day I bought it. :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on June 02, 2013, 02:56:36 pm
I've been toying around with Earthworm Jim this morning. I suck at this game.
Same here. I've never gotten very far in it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 02, 2013, 09:36:25 pm
I beat Major Mucus today. Then, I had to quit. Either I'm better at this than I used to be, or the XBLA version is kiddie-fied.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on June 03, 2013, 10:36:57 am
Sucked into Star Wars: The Old Republic in a baaaad way. One of these nights, I really need to finish the other games I was playing!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on June 03, 2013, 11:09:18 am
Been back on FFXI - finally hit level 50! Going to do some story quests to celebrate :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: thelung on June 03, 2013, 11:17:04 am
Does Angry Birds Space count as a game, because that is what I am playing at the moment.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on June 03, 2013, 12:33:26 pm
Been back on FFXI - finally hit level 50! Going to do some story quests to celebrate :D

Gonna play FFIV Reborn when it hits? I didn't play XI, but getting kinda curious about the new one, despite the ah... bumps in the road that led to it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on June 03, 2013, 12:40:05 pm
Sucked into Star Wars: The Old Republic in a baaaad way. One of these nights, I really need to finish the other games I was playing!

I played the hell out of that game. Ran a female Twi'lek Sith Assassin tank.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on June 04, 2013, 11:53:06 am
Does Angry Birds Space count as a game, because that is what I am playing at the moment.

Hey, all I'm playing these days is Candy Crush Saga, and I count that...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 04, 2013, 12:28:53 pm
104 hours of Amalur and Im done to my own personal completion. I think Im going to start Sphinx on the Cube next thanks to someone's recommendation/selling me the game super cheap.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: htimreimer on June 04, 2013, 05:12:44 pm
Does Angry Birds Space count as a game, because that is what I am playing at the moment.
its more of a flash game then a actual game
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on June 04, 2013, 06:53:25 pm
104 hours of Amalur and Im done to my own personal completion. I think Im going to start Sphinx on the Cube next thanks to someone's recommendation/selling me the game super cheap.

Been forever since I played Sphinx.  I remember it being fun though!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: madmax on June 04, 2013, 09:08:05 pm
Trials FMX Gold Edition.
Great time waster :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: rachel on June 05, 2013, 03:07:20 am
Closing in on the 100% completion mark on Picross 3D for NDS. Crazy addicted at the moment...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on June 05, 2013, 09:21:32 am
I'm flip-flopping at the minute - I should be getting through Zero no Kiseki but at the minute it's just the odd bit of XCOM/Age of Empires II/random shmup.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on June 05, 2013, 09:53:51 am
I'm flip-flopping at the minute - I should be getting through Zero no Kiseki but at the minute it's just the odd bit of XCOM/Age of Empires II/random shmup.

thoughts on XCOM, Kimimi?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on June 05, 2013, 09:57:55 am
Absolutely fantastic, but it'll squash you like a bug if you don't take it seriously and learn everything you need to know!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on June 05, 2013, 10:01:21 am
Absolutely fantastic, but it'll squash you like a bug if you don't take it seriously and learn everything you need to know!

so...steep learning-curve?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on June 05, 2013, 10:03:12 am
Sort of. It's more that your choices have real consequences and you can't just say "stuff it" and charge into battle when you feel like it :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on June 05, 2013, 08:07:55 pm
I played the hell out of that game. Ran a female Twi'lek Sith Assassin tank.

Female Human Sith Marauder myself. Pure DPS :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on June 05, 2013, 11:11:41 pm
Ha nice. I tended to play Tanky types after my one cousin quit MMOs. Before that I was usually a healer.

Also, I started up Persona 3 FES again. This time on my PS2 on the CRT!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on June 06, 2013, 11:54:43 am
Mmm... Persona 3. I still think, from a purely subjective/fun perspective, that P3 is about 10 times better than Persona 4.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on June 06, 2013, 12:10:06 pm
Mmm... Persona 3. I still think, from a purely subjective/fun perspective, that P3 is about 10 times better than Persona 4.

What about it do you like so much better than P4?

Just curious  :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on June 07, 2013, 12:33:48 pm
Mmm... Persona 3. I still think, from a purely subjective/fun perspective, that P3 is about 10 times better than Persona 4.

I feel the same way.  Not sure if I just didn't care for the glasses in 4 or the story/characters seemed to be better in 3 or the fact that PS3 was SO different from anything I'd played up until that point...  With 4, I didn't think there was much more they could do to surprise me.  Some of the bits of the storyline were pretty hilarious in 4, though, like the bathhouse stuff.

Closing in on the 100% completion mark on Picross 3D for NDS. Crazy addicted at the moment...

I haven't completed it yet but I, too, can vouch for how addictive that game can be...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 12, 2013, 08:45:51 pm
I finally got around to trying out Lost in Shadow. I'm not very far into the game, but the concept is amazing. The puzzle solving is fun. And, it looks pretty for a Wii game.
I'm looking forward to getting more time with it. Now I just have to finish Assassins Creed III. 

On the handheld front, I'm playing Donkey Kong 3DS. Awesome 2D-ish platformer. It's a lot harder than I expected though. Games are easier nowadays, and I usually walk through these games with ease. Not this time. I'm having to try a few times on some levels. I like it. It's nice to not just blow through a $40 game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on June 12, 2013, 09:02:07 pm
What about it do you like so much better than P4?

Just curious  :o

It's hard to say in some respects, but overall, I just really preferred the story, characters, and atmosphere. The dungeons and combat system are admittedly improved in Persona 4, though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 14, 2013, 12:25:35 am
Started playing Golden axe warrior. My god, if anything is a Zelda 1 clone, its this game. Its a hell of a lot harder though. Ive been playing for hours now and just beat the first dungeon. I am playing the way it was when it was released : no internet, no looking up walkthroughs or anything. Game can be pretty frustrating. It definitely doesnt take much to die!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on June 14, 2013, 12:35:31 am
Started playing Golden axe warrior. My god, if anything is a Zelda 1 clone, its this game. Its a hell of a lot harder though. Ive been playing for hours now and just beat the first dungeon. I am playing the way it was when it was released : no internet, no looking up walkthroughs or anything. Game can be pretty frustrating. It definitely doesnt take much to die!

Golden Axe: Ax Battler is a Zelda 2 clone just as much as Golden Axe warrior is a Zelda 1 clone. I always found that fascinating for some reason.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on June 14, 2013, 08:57:41 am
Started playing Golden axe warrior. My god, if anything is a Zelda 1 clone, its this game. Its a hell of a lot harder though. Ive been playing for hours now and just beat the first dungeon. I am playing the way it was when it was released : no internet, no looking up walkthroughs or anything. Game can be pretty frustrating. It definitely doesnt take much to die!

Which one are you playing - the PS3 one?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: htimreimer on June 14, 2013, 09:21:30 am
Started playing Golden axe warrior. My god, if anything is a Zelda 1 clone, its this game. Its a hell of a lot harder though. Ive been playing for hours now and just beat the first dungeon. I am playing the way it was when it was released : no internet, no looking up walkthroughs or anything. Game can be pretty frustrating. It definitely doesnt take much to die!
other than difficulty, does it do anything different gameplay wise or is it just a carbon copy of zelda with the golden axe brand slapped on it
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 14, 2013, 09:37:56 am
Started playing Golden axe warrior. My god, if anything is a Zelda 1 clone, its this game. Its a hell of a lot harder though. Ive been playing for hours now and just beat the first dungeon. I am playing the way it was when it was released : no internet, no looking up walkthroughs or anything. Game can be pretty frustrating. It definitely doesnt take much to die!

Which one are you playing - the PS3 one?

Yeah. I have the actual one but its easier to play the PS3 one in my living room. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 14, 2013, 09:40:14 am
Started playing Golden axe warrior. My god, if anything is a Zelda 1 clone, its this game. Its a hell of a lot harder though. Ive been playing for hours now and just beat the first dungeon. I am playing the way it was when it was released : no internet, no looking up walkthroughs or anything. Game can be pretty frustrating. It definitely doesnt take much to die!
other than difficulty, does it do anything different gameplay wise or is it just a carbon copy of zelda with the golden axe brand slapped on it

Its not an exact copy ... you can use axes as well as swords, there is magic and a few other minor things but it really is pretty much just like Zelda.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on June 14, 2013, 10:11:00 am
Started playing Golden axe warrior. My god, if anything is a Zelda 1 clone, its this game. Its a hell of a lot harder though. Ive been playing for hours now and just beat the first dungeon. I am playing the way it was when it was released : no internet, no looking up walkthroughs or anything. Game can be pretty frustrating. It definitely doesnt take much to die!

Which one are you playing - the PS3 one?

Yeah. I have the actual one but its easier to play the PS3 one in my living room. :)

How's it look?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on June 14, 2013, 11:23:05 am
Started playing Golden axe warrior. My god, if anything is a Zelda 1 clone, its this game. Its a hell of a lot harder though. Ive been playing for hours now and just beat the first dungeon. I am playing the way it was when it was released : no internet, no looking up walkthroughs or anything. Game can be pretty frustrating. It definitely doesnt take much to die!
other than difficulty, does it do anything different gameplay wise or is it just a carbon copy of zelda with the golden axe brand slapped on it

Its not an exact copy ... you can use axes as well as swords, there is magic and a few other minor things but it really is pretty much just like Zelda.

Neutopia on TG-16 felt even more like a Zelda clone than Golden Axe: Warrior, to me; if you can believe it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 14, 2013, 12:23:16 pm
I havent played that Neutopia game.

As far as how it looks, it doesnt look bad at all.  Im really starting to enjoy the game. I just beat the second dungeon after 7-8 frustrating attempts at the level boss. Now Im wandering around trying to find the 3rd dungeon again (I say again ... It was actually the first dungeon I found but I got my ass kicked a lot and left and now I cant remember where the hell it is). I found one heart container so far and bought a shield upgrade (both were near the first dungeon).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on June 15, 2013, 09:32:38 pm
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Man this game is great, kinda a shame that I never get it a chance before.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on June 15, 2013, 10:59:43 pm
Just played and beat Double Dragon on SMS. I had only played the NES version until today. I heard that the SMS version was better than the NES version (people like Dave and Joe from GameSack). I've also heard it was the worst version of Double Dragon (Mark from Classic Game Room).

My opinion: It's good. It's about on level with the NES version. There's tradeoffs in each. But it is about how I remember it. It is neat to see that the SMS levels are more true to the arcade.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on June 15, 2013, 11:45:06 pm
I just picked up Assassin's Creed on PC again since I have a 360 Pad now. The game is easy to play with a pad, and it's less annoying than having to use tons of keys with my keyboard.

I've also been playing Unepic. It's kinda like a Metroidvania, only with lots of nerd humor. I'm playing it in the original Spanish language (of course) and I'm pretty curious to see just how they translated some of these gags.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mkarasch on June 16, 2013, 03:17:45 am
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Man this game is great, kinda a shame that I never get it a chance before.

It really is, isn't it?

The attention to detail in that whole series just blew my mind.  When he was walking through the submarine, he like, puts his hand on the frame and moves so naturally through it.  Little touches like that throughout the whole game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on June 16, 2013, 02:36:51 pm
Oh ya. The water effects impress the hell out of me. When grenades or explosives go off in it and it plumes. Or even when you dive in and get wet or even partially wet. Its really sweet.

I love touches like that.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on June 16, 2013, 04:50:30 pm
I've been putting some time into Afrika for the PS3. It's fun taking pictures of all the animals but it is a very slow passed game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on June 16, 2013, 10:22:25 pm
Beat Uncharted and now I'm on to Uncharted 2! Why was I such a fanboy this generation? So far everything I've checked out on PS3 has been really good. ha
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 17, 2013, 04:15:34 pm
Its cause its actually a decent generation whether all of the super retro fans wants to agree or not. I love my SMS, my PS1, my Gamecube, etc ... but my PS3 and Wii get more use than any other system I own by far.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on June 17, 2013, 07:36:03 pm
This honestly is a damn good generation. I've said it before, I've not had this much fun consistently since the 16-bit days. I feel like we finally understand 3D enough to make good games.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 17, 2013, 07:59:11 pm
Beat Uncharted and now I'm on to Uncharted 2! Why was I such a fanboy this generation? So far everything I've checked out on PS3 has been really good. ha

I'm with you on this. I'm going to be getting a lot of the Sony exclusive collections. It started with God of War.  Uncharted is next.  Then it's on to Infamous, Rachet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and then THE WORLD!!!!!   I don't know where that last part came from.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on June 17, 2013, 07:59:15 pm
I'm definetly of the opposite opinion.

Retro-gaming is better than it ever has been with Steam, Wii Virtual Console, and XBox Live Arcade. And the indie scene is so much better than it was in past generations.

But as for big-budget, mainstream console games, I don't think so. There are exceptions of course. But the majority of games are just too freaking easy. Most games want to hold your hand, tell you exactly where to go, what to do, and how to do it; and give you regenerating health to boot. It drives me nuts. It's like you're forced to play it a certain way. There's no challenge or sense of exploration and discovery anymore.

And I hate how there is so much more of a focus on multiplayer OVER AND BEYOND single-player campaigns.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on June 17, 2013, 08:28:51 pm
I'm with you on this. I'm going to be getting a lot of the Sony exclusive collections. It started with God of War.  Uncharted is next.  Then it's on to Infamous, Rachet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and then THE WORLD!!!!!   I don't know where that last part came from.

Yup, after the Uncharted games, I'm moving on to inFAMOUS. Then after that I was really leaning toward the Resistance trilogy.

And I hate how there is so much more of a focus on multiplayer OVER AND BEYOND single-player campaigns.

I agree. I'm completely over multiplayer modes. Of course I could never seem to get multiplayer games going anyway.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 17, 2013, 08:40:34 pm

And I hate how there is so much more of a focus on multiplayer OVER AND BEYOND single-player campaigns.

I agree. I'm completely over multiplayer modes. Of course I could never seem to get multiplayer games going anyway.

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Multiplayer was fun before every 13 year old got on XBL and started having sex with my mom.
It's not fun to get slaughtered as soon as I spawn. Teenagers have way more time than I do.  They get really good at games like COD.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on June 17, 2013, 09:05:24 pm
Its pretty much the same on a lot of MMOs. My bard characters were always female simply cause I liked the appearance of the character more than the male characters. Half the time, I would join a group and the first thing people would say to me is A/S/L (Age, sex, location of where I live) cause they wanted to start cyber tells on me. Immature horny little teens.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on June 17, 2013, 09:08:40 pm
Its pretty much the same on a lot of MMOs. My bard characters were always female simply cause I liked the appearance of the character more than the male characters. Half the time, I would join a group and the first thing people would say to me is A/S/L (Age, sex, location of where I live) cause they wanted to start cyber tells on me. Immature horny little teens.

Takes me back to the primordial days of the internet in the old AOL chatrooms. Couldn't go anywhere in that place without being bombarded with that question.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 17, 2013, 10:38:39 pm
You know you were around for the late 90's Internet if you immediately know what a/s/l means.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on June 17, 2013, 10:40:53 pm
You know you were around for the late 90's Internet if you immediately know what a/s/l means.

So true, haha
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on July 29, 2013, 12:53:19 pm
started and almost finished Zone of the enders.

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on July 29, 2013, 12:55:04 pm
started and almost finished Zone of the enders.

Which one - original or HD re-make?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on July 29, 2013, 12:59:36 pm
I've been playing a boat load of Final Fantasy XI. My buddy and I are power leveling my Summoner to end game and were going to run through all the story missions, since we never got through them when each expansion released.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: elraiser on July 29, 2013, 01:15:57 pm
I have been playing a lot to Little Big Planet... that game is addictive like crack.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on July 29, 2013, 03:56:52 pm
started and almost finished Zone of the enders.

Which one - original or HD re-make?
the HD remake on the PS3
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on July 29, 2013, 04:08:37 pm
I have been playing a lot to Little Big Planet... that game is addictive like crack.

Ah yeah, that's a good one. I want to get back to it... Hopefully the Ninja level isn't as bad as I remember...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on July 29, 2013, 07:22:14 pm
started and almost finished Zone of the enders.
and its complete.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on July 29, 2013, 08:58:51 pm
Haven't had as much free time as I'd like, but I've been putting in a little time into the newest Animal Crossing.  Also have Sherlock Holmes in the 360 right now.  The game is definitely clunky but I'll see if the puzzles are any good.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on July 29, 2013, 09:24:44 pm
Haven't had as much free time as I'd like, but I've been putting in a little time into the newest Animal Crossing.  Also have Sherlock Holmes in the 360 right now.  The game is definitely clunky but I'll see if the puzzles are any good.
let me know.
also how is the new animal crossing. my wife got it a few weeks ago
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on July 29, 2013, 09:26:27 pm
timesplitters - ps2

just found out my PAL ps2 works on my new TV. i can now play my 199 PAL games on a 60" NTSC TV instead of the 10" Pal TV
old TV would not play them. just tried it out of hope. :) so happy
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on July 29, 2013, 10:49:23 pm
Haven't had as much free time as I'd like, but I've been putting in a little time into the newest Animal Crossing.  Also have Sherlock Holmes in the 360 right now.  The game is definitely clunky but I'll see if the puzzles are any good.
let me know.
also how is the new animal crossing. my wife got it a few weeks ago

It's good!  Pretty much the same as the old ones, but it's nice with the internet options ... much easier now to visit towns and get more stuff.  But the game takes up a lot of time, time I just don't have these days!  But it's fun, and I wish I had more time to play it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on July 30, 2013, 09:17:12 am
started and almost finished Zone of the enders.
and its complete.

Did you play both of them?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on July 30, 2013, 09:39:44 am
started and almost finished Zone of the enders.
and its complete.

Did you play both of them?

just the first.
the second is a better game so ive been told.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on July 30, 2013, 10:06:34 am
started and almost finished Zone of the enders.
and its complete.

Did you play both of them?

just the first.
the second is a better game so ive been told.

I've heard the same (but haven't played either one yet).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on July 30, 2013, 12:13:20 pm
started and almost finished Zone of the enders.
and its complete.

Did you play both of them?

just the first.
the second is a better game so ive been told.

I've heard the same (but haven't played either one yet).

The first one was fun. graphics dont look too bad. only real issue i had with it is the human emotion from ADA, even thou ADA keeps telling you she is just a machine incapable of human emotions.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: darko on August 01, 2013, 09:18:24 pm
Currently playing: SMT Strange Journey

I was going to fire up SMT IV but decided to play through Strange Journey first since I never beat it.
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Post by: insektmute on August 04, 2013, 05:15:10 pm
Finally got pulled away from SWTOR for a bit, and am playing Shadowrun Returns. The occasional irritation aside, I'm really loving it! The whole game feels like a labor of love, and that does it a lot of credit.
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Post by: teck on August 06, 2013, 01:37:37 am
Dynasty Warriors 8 is killing all my time right now....  Koei claims probably a good 2 months of my play time a year....  Really makes it hard to do other stuff sometimes....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on August 10, 2013, 10:37:57 pm
dragon's dogma

im really impressed with this game so far. love the combat system
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Post by: foxhack on August 10, 2013, 11:02:27 pm
I'm subjecting myself to the horrible Sonic Adventure DX port on Steam.

The original Dreamcast game was a bit glitchy, but manageable. This one... I keep getting stuck in walls and walking on them too.
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Post by: redblaze57 on August 11, 2013, 10:31:31 am
Tales of Xillia
So Good
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Post by: Oheao on August 11, 2013, 10:38:06 am
Silent Hill 2 (PS2)

It's a lot more scary actually playing it then it was watching a playthrough of it.
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Post by: jcalder8 on August 11, 2013, 02:53:59 pm
My son has been forcing me to play through TMNT on the 360. Thankfully I finished it today so that's over now. I just started playing Papers, Please and it's strangely addictive!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on August 12, 2013, 02:29:26 am
Just started Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on WiiU....  I have to admit shamefully that I had ignored media for this game SO much that I didn't even realize it is just an upgraded Monster Hunter Tri....  I was VERY confused when I first started playing, lol....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: varkias on August 12, 2013, 01:09:41 pm
I'm trying to finish Dragon Quest VIII on PS2 before the FF XIV Open Beta this friday!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on August 12, 2013, 01:46:12 pm
My son has been forcing me to play through TMNT on the 360. Thankfully I finished it today so that's over now. I just started playing Papers, Please and it's strangely addictive!

I've heard good things about Papers, Please, esp since it was on sale, I think.  I'll have to look into it!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on August 12, 2013, 02:21:33 pm
I'm trying to finish Dragon Quest VIII on PS2.

I liked that game A LOT!

I'm *still* playing AT: Qoga (just need 3 more trophies to "pop-the-plat)".

I'd been thinking of playing Rainbow Moon next -but- after a shit-load of my friends (w/ similar gaming likes & dislikes as mine) have played/are playing Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls...and raving about it/telling me how much they think that I'll enjoy it -plus- the fact that I've already bought, downloaded, & installed the game...they have changed my mind & convinced me to go with it next.

So far, I've only played one 'Wizardry' game (Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land) on the PS2 -but- since I'd easily consider it as one of my favorite PS2 games and as my *favorite* PS2 dungeon-crawler...it wasn't hard to sell me on trying another 'Wizardry' game :)

TL;DR =

If you haven't already done so:

(A). Play Wizardry Tale of the Forsaken Land on the PS2, and

(B).  You can thank me afterwords  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on August 12, 2013, 04:22:00 pm
I'm trying to finish Dragon Quest VIII on PS2.

I liked that game A LOT!

I'm *still* playing AT: Qoga (just need 3 more trophies to "pop-the-plat)".

I'd been thinking of playing Rainbow Moon next -but- after a shit-load of my friends (w/ similar gaming likes & dislikes as mine) have played/are playing Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls...and raving about it/telling me how much they think that I'll enjoy it -plus- the fact that I've already bought, downloaded, & installed the game...they have changed my mind & convinced me to go with it next.

So far, I've only played one 'Wizardry' game (Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land) on the PS2 -but- since I'd easily consider it as one of my favorite PS2 games and as my *favorite* PS2 dungeon-crawler...it wasn't hard to sell me on trying another 'Wizardry' game :)

TL;DR =

If you haven't already done so:

(A). Play Wizardry Tale of the Forsaken Land on the PS2, and

(B).  You can thank me afterwords  ;D

I have not played much of Labyrinth of Lost Souls except for a demo, but I thought it was pretty good.  The only problem is it does not look like the PSN sequels will be released in the US.  If you feel like playing Wizardry I recommend checking out Wizardry Llygamyn Saga on PS1.  It has remakes of Wizardry 1-3 and 90% of the game can be translated to English.  You are also able to save so you can play old school with permadeath or just reload.  Plus it has an automap so no graph paper is needed, awesome music, and updated graphics! A few usually pop up on Ebay every month or so, I got mine for $15.

Here are some screenshots (http://ks23364.kimsufi.com/psxdata/databasepsx/games/J/W/SLPS-91118.html)
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Post by: disgaeniac on August 12, 2013, 04:32:31 pm
Huh; never heard of that Llgamyn Saga game for the PS1...color me interested :)

Did you play/like TotFL, too?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on August 12, 2013, 05:05:09 pm
I have not played it yet.  I want to finish the main series first before I play the spin-offs.  Watched a few youtube videos of it though and it looks pretty fun, it also got a sequel in Japan. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on August 12, 2013, 11:54:19 pm
I'm going to break the hands of whoever coded the camera in Sonic Adventure DX 2011. This is AWFUL I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH KNUCKLES I ONLY GET DIZZY
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on August 13, 2013, 12:56:52 am
I'm going to break the hands of whoever coded the camera in Sonic Adventure DX 2011. This is AWFUL I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH KNUCKLES I ONLY GET DIZZY
It sounds like their knuckles are already broken.
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Post by: sin2beta on August 13, 2013, 12:58:05 am
I have been playing and researching stuff on Night Trap. Although, maybe not always considered a "game", it has a fascinating history. It is also one of those games the HAS to be played with a pen and paper. It is a nice feeling to have to make your own maps or tables. I honestly haven't used that much paper since going through the dungeons in the first Phantasy Star.

After SEVERAL times playing it. I finally just beat it. To be honest, I kind of enjoyed it. More than I thought I would. Although there is no way I am going for the perfect ending.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on August 13, 2013, 12:58:59 am
I'm going to break the hands of whoever coded the camera in Sonic Adventure DX 2011. This is AWFUL I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH KNUCKLES I ONLY GET DIZZY
It sounds like their knuckles are already broken.

Ladies and Gentlmen... Mr. PacPix.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on August 13, 2013, 01:11:32 am
I'm going to break the hands of whoever coded the camera in Sonic Adventure DX 2011. This is AWFUL I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH KNUCKLES I ONLY GET DIZZY
It sounds like their knuckles are already broken.
Don't make me throw an egg at you, man.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on August 13, 2013, 02:07:22 am
I'm going to break the hands of whoever coded the camera in Sonic Adventure DX 2011. This is AWFUL I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH KNUCKLES I ONLY GET DIZZY
It sounds like their knuckles are already broken.
Don't make me throw an egg at you, man.

Oh boy....  I can see this gaining speed quickly....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on August 13, 2013, 02:19:19 am
I'm going to break the hands of whoever coded the camera in Sonic Adventure DX 2011. This is AWFUL I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH KNUCKLES I ONLY GET DIZZY
It sounds like their knuckles are already broken.
Don't make me throw an egg at you, man.
Sounds like somebody is asking for a Knuckle Sandwich!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on August 13, 2013, 09:02:30 am
I'm going to break the hands of whoever coded the camera in Sonic Adventure DX 2011. This is AWFUL I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH KNUCKLES I ONLY GET DIZZY
It sounds like their knuckles are already broken.
Don't make me throw an egg at you, man.
Sounds like somebody is asking for a Knuckle Sandwich!
Don't make me go all rogue on your ass.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on August 13, 2013, 10:35:33 am
Sounds like Foxhack is ready to Knuckle down.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on August 13, 2013, 10:45:31 am
Sounds like Foxhack is ready to Knuckle down.
(http://www.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/gorilla_shark_nice_high_five.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on August 13, 2013, 12:09:04 pm
Sounds like Foxhack is ready to Knuckle down.
That's three Knuckles jokes. I win by default because you guys have no creativity. :P

I also misspelled Rouge by using Rogue so bleh.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on August 13, 2013, 02:08:16 pm
Heh you didnt misspell anything. Rogue is the correct spelling. Rouge is makeup. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on August 13, 2013, 02:25:48 pm
Heh you didnt misspell anything. Rogue is the correct spelling. Rouge is makeup. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouge_the_Bat

Knuckles, Egg - Man, Rouge? Get it? :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on August 13, 2013, 03:04:29 pm
I was thinking of something else. One of the most misspelled words on Everquest was actually the word "rogue". So many people called it rouge and never realized/ever knew it was wrong.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: Oheao on August 13, 2013, 04:21:12 pm
Heh you didnt misspell anything. Rogue is the correct spelling. Rouge is makeup. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouge_the_Bat

Knuckles, Egg - Man, Rouge? Get it? :P

Rouge - Red?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on August 13, 2013, 04:28:02 pm
There all calling rogue "rouge" and their all looking like a bunch of idiots over they're.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: redblaze57 on August 13, 2013, 10:00:08 pm
beat Assassin's Creed III
by far an improvement over revelations, but not one I plan on going back to anytime soon
kinda curious though about how they will start Assassin's Creed IV after that ending
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on August 16, 2013, 03:12:55 pm
I gave up on Sonic Adventure DX for the time being.

I'm re-backing up my Steam games (I burn DVD backups every so often since some of these games are pretty large) and I installed Grin's Bionic Commando sequel. I've been playing it for the past three days and I'm really enjoying it, but I also see why everyone hated it so much. Some of the level checkpoints are at places that make no sense, like in the stage I'm in. The game, up until that point, always saved your spot when you reached certain data access points. But not in this one, you have to go a bit further than that to autosave. I missed a jump after that point and died and had to redo the level again. :P

I'm glad my PC can run it at the highest settings. I'm just wondering how console players dealt with the constant loading due to you getting killed...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on August 16, 2013, 05:20:57 pm
I gave up on Sonic Adventure DX for the time being.

I'm re-backing up my Steam games (I burn DVD backups every so often since some of these games are pretty large) and I installed Grin's Bionic Commando sequel. I've been playing it for the past three days and I'm really enjoying it, but I also see why everyone hated it so much. Some of the level checkpoints are at places that make no sense, like in the stage I'm in. The game, up until that point, always saved your spot when you reached certain data access points. But not in this one, you have to go a bit further than that to autosave. I missed a jump after that point and died and had to redo the level again. :P

I'm glad my PC can run it at the highest settings. I'm just wondering how console players dealt with the constant loading due to you getting killed...

Hm, that's an interesting idea.  Can you play stuff off of the DVDs or does it just act as an easier way to reinstall a game vs relying on Steam's servers?  I'm thinking I need to start storing things off the hard disk when there're not things that are immediately important (movies, pictures, games).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on August 16, 2013, 05:44:54 pm
Hm, that's an interesting idea.  Can you play stuff off of the DVDs or does it just act as an easier way to reinstall a game vs relying on Steam's servers?  I'm thinking I need to start storing things off the hard disk when there're not things that are immediately important (movies, pictures, games).
Steam has a "Backup games" feature that compresses an entire game into archives which can be 640 MB or 4.1 GB in size, then you can save these files to whatever. Steam suggests "burning" these files to disc but that's been broken for years, so you're better off archiving the backups with a compression utility (like WinRAR or 7zip) at no compression, then store that somewhere safe. Then just extract the archive to the backup folder and restore from there. The problem is that it takes a lot of time to backup huge games. FEAR 1, for example, took me 25 minutes since it was 13 GB... and you can't do anything else with Steam while it's doing the backup. The backup ended up being 7 GB so it works well with some games that don't already have compressed graphics or audio.

This -doesn't- save any game saves created by the game. And if your archive is old, then Steam will automatically update the game after it's finished restoring it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on August 17, 2013, 02:13:21 pm
WWE '13
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1000594_562651557126377_339951869_n.jpg)

I love playing through the Attitude Era storyline and reliving the days when wrestling was actually good. But damn is this game challenging. I feel like a kid wanting to throw my controller half the time.

The game's A.I. is amazing, though. Last night I was playing as Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker in the famous Hell In a Cell match from '97. I have Undertaker down on the mat. I climb the turnbuckle and launch with a flying elbow. Undertaker sits right the hell up, just like on the show, and catches me mid-air, and turns it into a Tombstone Piledriver. Freaking insane! I was blown away. Then I barely freaking kick out, 1, 2, and half, kick out! Oh man! If you've ever liked wrestling, you really need to play this one.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on August 18, 2013, 02:47:03 am
Trying to play Payday 2, but Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate keeps me away still....  How do I get free~?!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on August 18, 2013, 04:13:23 pm
I just finished Bionic Commando 2009.

I'm not sure how to feel about that ending. Or what came after it. I'm just sad we'll never see a sequel to this game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on August 18, 2013, 04:39:04 pm
Just an hour or 2 into Rainbow Moon.

So far, I'm liking it - it has a pretty nice "old-school" JRPG style & feel to it.

Anyone else here played it?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mkarasch on August 19, 2013, 12:56:00 am
Playing the original Ratchet and Clank, but the PS3 HD version.

It's really quite good!  It's also pretty tough.  In the later levels, the checkpoints are pretty unforgiving, and there is a semi-annoying mechanic where several of the enemies have a greater range with their weapons then you have with yours.  Still, I'm having a rocking good time with it!
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Post by: burningdoom on September 02, 2013, 01:59:14 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4f/TheLostAgebox.jpg/250px-TheLostAgebox.jpg)

Getting towards the end of Golden Sun: The Lost Age (pretty sure I am, at least, I'm in the Western Sea), playing it on the Game Boy Player on my GameCube. And I'm loving it! Even better than the first game, and longer. I love the mixture of JRPG elements and Zelda-like puzzles. And despite the story admittedly not really being that deep or interesting, there's just something likable about the world and the characters.

I went ahead and ordered Golden Sun: Dark Dawn of DS off of eBay, it's on it's way!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on September 02, 2013, 03:38:43 pm
Been messing around with the Wii punch out. Kind of fun although some of the fights are frustrating (but thats all the punch out games).
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Post by: foxhack on September 02, 2013, 04:01:12 pm
Just started playing Mirror's Edge on PC. Pretty fun, except for the fact the damn game keeps showing me the 360 buttons instead of my keyboard and mouse keys...
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Post by: Oheao on September 02, 2013, 09:21:25 pm
I've been playing Mortal Kombat: Deception for the last week. Way more addicting than I thought it would be. I'm almost done with it though, just 3 more koffins left in the krypt (out of 400), and then complete arcade mode for the people that I haven't yet.
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Post by: teck on September 04, 2013, 01:08:04 am
Well, Killer is Dead has pulled me away from MH3U finally, but man is that game friggin' bonkers....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on September 26, 2013, 09:15:44 pm
mario kart double dash
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Post by: turf on September 26, 2013, 11:43:00 pm
mario kart double dash
That's such a good game. I love the Mario Kart series.
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Post by: stethebubble on September 27, 2013, 05:27:59 am
mario kart double dash
That's such a good game. I love the Mario Kart series.

agreed and double dash is the best of them
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Post by: Oheao on September 27, 2013, 07:37:08 am
mario kart double dash
That's such a good game. I love the Mario Kart series.

agreed and double dash is the best of them

I love it too, my favourite would probably be Mario Kart DS.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on September 27, 2013, 08:52:45 am
I'm going to second Mario Kart DS. Played the hell out of the game, played a lot of online too.
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Post by: Oheao on September 27, 2013, 11:16:44 am
I'm going to second Mario Kart DS. Played the hell out of the game, played a lot of online too.

Yeah, I have some good memories playing it online, I can't believe it's been that many years already.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on September 27, 2013, 11:33:37 pm
I'm going to second Mario Kart DS. Played the hell out of the game, played a lot of online too.

Mario Kart 7.  It could be the best.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on September 28, 2013, 04:37:24 am
Man, I just can't stop playing GTA5 now....  It is amazingly the little details that really make the game....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: karyann on October 04, 2013, 02:16:23 pm
I'm seriously hooked on Animal Crossing: New Leaf since June 9th. I've played every day for at least 2 hours a day, it's unbelievable. I just don't want to leave my town even for a day,  so I play a little every day, but I end up playing much more  than I though each time.

I've started playing Kingdom Hearts ReMIX too though, since I just got HD 1.5 this week!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on October 04, 2013, 03:38:42 pm
I'm seriously hooked on Animal Crossing: New Leaf since June 9th. I've played every day for at least 2 hours a day, it's unbelievable. I just don't want to leave my town even for a day,  so I play a little every day, but I end up playing much more  than I though each time.

I've started playing Kingdom Hearts ReMIX too though, since I just got HD 1.5 this week!

My friend is obsessively playing that game, too, but I just couldn't get into it like I did with the last few titles.  Maybe just not in the mood for it these days...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on October 04, 2013, 08:22:02 pm
The new Terraria update.

Just...

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Post by: turf on October 04, 2013, 09:47:55 pm
I just finished Contra with The Boy. Yeah, we used the code. Yeah, he stole a bunch of lives. But we finished it, dammit. It's a proud moment in a father's life.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on October 04, 2013, 09:48:51 pm
I just finished Contra with The Boy. Yeah, we used the code. Yeah, he stole a bunch of lives. But we finished it, dammit. It's a proud moment in a father's life.

 8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on October 04, 2013, 10:09:44 pm
The new Terraria update.

Just...


in a good way or a bad way?  and are they going to eat you?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on October 05, 2013, 12:50:56 am
in a good way or a bad way?  and are they going to eat you?
THERE'S

GIANT

SPIDERS

A -lot- of new content was added, it's like twice the game it used to be.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: karyann on October 06, 2013, 07:52:27 pm
My friend is obsessively playing that game, too, but I just couldn't get into it like I did with the last few titles.  Maybe just not in the mood for it these days...

I'm quite the opposite, I never played an animal crossing game as much as now haha. But yeah, the mood probably has a lot to do with it; I played Pokémon like crazy back in the day, but I only just finished White 2 two weeks ago because I wanted to have completed it before X and Y are out. Black and White/Black 2 and White 2 are truly amazing, and the Pokémon franchise never stopped improving gameplay imo, but I just didn't feel like playing all that much.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on October 10, 2013, 01:01:12 am
in a good way or a bad way?  and are they going to eat you?
THERE'S

GIANT

SPIDERS

A -lot- of new content was added, it's like twice the game it used to be.

Wow....  Is it really that much~?  I'll be honest, I wasn't following it because I didn't expect it to be that much different....  Time to reinstall Terraria I guess....
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Post by: pacpix on October 15, 2013, 12:29:19 am
So for the past couple of months I have been grinding my Ultimate Wizardry 1 party.  I was pretty close to finishing it until tonight I decided to create the Ultimate Ultimate Wizardry party.  Once I max the bishops I will change their class to Ninjas and change the two Cleric/Mage Samurai to ninjas also.  This will give me a party of six Ninja spell casters.  Ninja's do not need armor and have a chance to decapitate enemies.  The only problem is it is taking forever to grind.   I am farming Murphy's Ghost at 741 XP a kill and one level takes over 400,000-500,000 XP per level right now :/
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jcalder8 on October 15, 2013, 02:17:36 am
I have been putting far too much time into GTA V. It is one of the few games that I actually enjoy playing online though.
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Post by: teck on October 15, 2013, 05:47:57 am
I have been putting far too much time into GTA V. It is one of the few games that I actually enjoy playing online though.

Same here....  I can solo online, or play with strangers, or my brother and neighbor....  The online experience is very robust, so I can play it no matter what mood I am in....
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Post by: kingrat101 on October 15, 2013, 06:57:56 am
I just recently beat Duke Nukem Forever, not a great game but I did enjoy it, and Gears of war 1 and 2. Im now putting a lot of time into Mass Effect. Im actually thinking of getting "The Doctor Who Cloned me" DLC for Duke Nukem, if anyone has played it, let me know if it's worth $10
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Post by: sin2beta on October 16, 2013, 01:57:10 am
I just recently beat Duke Nukem Forever, not a great game but I did enjoy it, and Gears of war 1 and 2. Im now putting a lot of time into Mass Effect. Im actually thinking of getting "The Doctor Who Cloned me" DLC for Duke Nukem, if anyone has played it, let me know if it's worth $10

The DLC is $10!! That's $6 more than what I paid for Duke Nukem Forever at Gamestop!! The DLC is 250% the cost of the game!!! That's funny to me.
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Post by: scott on October 16, 2013, 09:16:38 am
I've been meaning to get some annual deathsmiles marathoning in. But I've been readdicted to Rock Band 2 and playing the shit out of the drums. Finally moved up to Hard mode, yay.
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Post by: sin2beta on October 16, 2013, 08:30:35 pm
I've been meaning to get some annual deathsmiles marathoning in. But I've been readdicted to Rock Band 2 and playing the shit out of the drums. Finally moved up to Hard mode, yay.

Rock Band is so freaking good! I really wish it stayed popular. I would have loved to have more Guitar Hero _____ or _______ Rock Band. I loved playing all the Green Day, Metallica and Van Halen Stuff. But I would have loved to see Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Rush, and various other *insert band here* variations.
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Post by: burningdoom on October 17, 2013, 03:59:39 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/86/Bionic_Commando.jpg)

For XBox 360

This game is sooooo much freaking fun! I can't stop playing it. And it's one of those games that you're thinking about it even when you're not playing it.

But it's also tough as nails. You have regenerating health, but it depletes REAL fast. And when you die, back to the beginning of that area for you, and you have to re-earn any challenges you might have completed before dying in that area. Even though it's tough, it's also so much fun that I keep coming back for more punishment. And it makes beating those challenges so satisfying when you do.

My one complaint is that the game replaces invisible walls with irradiated areas that hurt and kill you. The problem is that sometimes it kills you so fast you have no time to react. Like you'll be swinging on your bionic arm, you swing to high, and before you can swing back down out of the radiation, you're already dead sometimes. It's not so bad or so often it's game-breaking though, just a complaint. I'd rather have invisible walls, personally, they don't kill your character.

BTW, it's hilarious when the enemies talk trash to you. They sound like real people. "Why do you have to be a such a bich, Spencer?!" and "SPENCER! I see you, you treacherous f*ck!"

Best part of this game, though, is that it's this damn good, and I only paid $5 for it, complete.
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Post by: soera on October 17, 2013, 04:22:52 pm
Ive been pondering the PS3 version of the game but Ive only seen a digital one. Is there a physical version for the PS3?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on October 17, 2013, 04:35:32 pm
Ya it came out for both systems.

I'm so glad that people are playing this game and loving it as much as I did.
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Post by: foxhack on October 17, 2013, 04:36:31 pm
Ya it came out for both systems.

I'm so glad that people are playing this game and loving it as much as I did.
I told you guys about this game months ago!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on October 17, 2013, 04:39:50 pm
I don't have a PS3, so I wouldn't know if it has physical release or not.
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Post by: scott on October 17, 2013, 04:40:32 pm
Ya it came out for both systems.

I'm so glad that people are playing this game and loving it as much as I did.
I told you guys about this game months ago!

Ya by people I meant you and burningdoom.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on October 17, 2013, 10:32:47 pm
After all of that, what a crap ending.
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Post by: foxhack on October 17, 2013, 10:39:09 pm
After all of that, what a crap ending.
Well, yes, but he also got his answer.

I'm sad there will never be a sequel.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on October 17, 2013, 10:40:30 pm
After all of that, what a crap ending.
Well, yes, but he also got his answer.

I'm sad there will never be a sequel.

Which wasn't entirely clear, either. Was she, his arm?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on October 17, 2013, 10:55:59 pm
I'm still getting through Tales of the Abyss, but it's been a bit of a slog sometimes. The pacing is really glacial at times, the map is almost useless, sea travel is dull and slow, and the overall structure is really compartmentalized and linear; when the game decides you have to go to one specific place, that becomes literally the only place you can really go, and the game never seems to stop deciding you have to go to a specific place.

Come to think of it, I think this might actually be substantially more linear than even Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, which was the main gripe people had about that game.

Anyway, not terrible or anything, and there are some really funny moments, but I'm kinda anxious to wrap it up.
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Post by: foxhack on October 18, 2013, 12:38:07 am
After all of that, what a crap ending.
Well, yes, but he also got his answer.

I'm sad there will never be a sequel.

Which wasn't entirely clear, either. Was she, his arm?
I wish we had a spoiler tag. :P

But uh, yes. The bad guy says that in order for the bionic enhancements to take, they have to use someone close to the person who's getting the enhancements. They used Spencer's wife, and Jayne's brother, I think. They mention Jayne's brother going missing before she got her bionic legs. I'm not sure who they used for the other bionics in the game. Some of the unlockable concept artwork shows pictures of Spencer's wife in some sort of a tank, presumably before the creation of his arm.
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Post by: scott on October 18, 2013, 08:34:40 am
After all of that, what a crap ending.
Well, yes, but he also got his answer.

I'm sad there will never be a sequel.

Which wasn't entirely clear, either. Was she, his arm?
I wish we had a spoiler tag. :P

But uh, yes. The bad guy says that in order for the bionic enhancements to take, they have to use someone close to the person who's getting the enhancements. They used Spencer's wife, and Jayne's brother, I think. They mention Jayne's brother going missing before she got her bionic legs. I'm not sure who they used for the other bionics in the game. Some of the unlockable concept artwork shows pictures of Spencer's wife in some sort of a tank, presumably before the creation of his arm.

Yup. They pulled a Neon Genesis Evangelion with the ending twist.
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Post by: burningdoom on October 18, 2013, 01:50:52 pm
After all of that, what a crap ending.
Well, yes, but he also got his answer.

I'm sad there will never be a sequel.

Which wasn't entirely clear, either. Was she, his arm?
I wish we had a spoiler tag. :P

But uh, yes. The bad guy says that in order for the bionic enhancements to take, they have to use someone close to the person who's getting the enhancements. They used Spencer's wife, and Jayne's brother, I think. They mention Jayne's brother going missing before she got her bionic legs. I'm not sure who they used for the other bionics in the game. Some of the unlockable concept artwork shows pictures of Spencer's wife in some sort of a tank, presumably before the creation of his arm.

What I wasn't clear on was whether she was actually ever a person, or just an illusion the military created for Spencer to have that connection.

Oh, and why didn't they have you fight Super Joe at the end? You go through a few of his minions, get to him, and then a movie scene takes over. That felt a little cheap.
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Post by: foxhack on October 18, 2013, 05:29:05 pm
What I wasn't clear on was whether she was actually ever a person, or just an illusion the military created for Spencer to have that connection.

Oh, and why didn't they have you fight Super Joe at the end? You go through a few of his minions, get to him, and then a movie scene takes over. That felt a little cheap.
She was definitely a person. She's mentioned in Bionic Commando Rearmed in a cutscene.

What I don't understand and what is never clarified is a flashback near the beginning of the game. They show Spencer beating someone up while Gibson looks on. They don't say who that was or why that happened.
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Post by: scott on October 18, 2013, 05:31:43 pm
Maybe it was connect to the prequel comic? I don't remember.
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Post by: foxhack on October 18, 2013, 07:07:03 pm
Maybe it was connect to the prequel comic? I don't remember.
Nope, I have it. It's got nothing to do with that.
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Post by: desocietas on October 18, 2013, 08:48:28 pm
I'm still getting through Tales of the Abyss, but it's been a bit of a slog sometimes. The pacing is really glacial at times, the map is almost useless, sea travel is dull and slow, and the overall structure is really compartmentalized and linear; when the game decides you have to go to one specific place, that becomes literally the only place you can really go, and the game never seems to stop deciding you have to go to a specific place.

Come to think of it, I think this might actually be substantially more linear than even Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, which was the main gripe people had about that game.

Anyway, not terrible or anything, and there are some really funny moments, but I'm kinda anxious to wrap it up.

Are you playing the 3DS one or the original?

Out of town this weekend to see Atoms for Peace (saw them last night), so I thought it best to bring alone the DS Lite instead of the 3DS (damn that battery life) while I waited in line.  Put in a little more grinding time with Etrian Odyssey... determined to avoid the newfangled "improved" version.
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Post by: insektmute on October 20, 2013, 06:04:27 pm
Are you playing the 3DS one or the original?

Out of town this weekend to see Atoms for Peace (saw them last night), so I thought it best to bring alone the DS Lite instead of the 3DS (damn that battery life) while I waited in line.  Put in a little more grinding time with Etrian Odyssey... determined to avoid the newfangled "improved" version.

I have both, but opted for 3DS, since it's been pretty cold at night and I've been feeling the desire to transform into a blanket monster after I get home from work. I'm not sure what (if any) differences exist, though the framerate drops pretty badly on some sections of the world map, especially if there are a lot of trees. The 3D effect works pretty well for it overall, though it's a little disorienting during combat, so I usually switch it on during towns and in-game cutscenes.

Thinking on it now though, I'm sure part of the sloggy feeling of it is that I've had little time during weekends to play, so I've had to hit 2-3 hour segments during the week. Takes forever to make any progress that way, but I keep getting delayed. Like with this weekend, I had a friend's birthday on Friday, which involved a lot of champagne, trying to hit on a friend of mine and babbling drunkenly about Pacific Rim and cunnilingus (idek), and a nasty hangover in the morning, and by the time my head stopped splitting around 3pm, I had to get ready to go meet people for dinner and go to see Goblin and Secret Chiefs play. Now I've gotta do laundry and clean up the house, so by the time dinner time hits, I'll be lucky to get a handful of gaming hours in. Gah!
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Post by: desocietas on October 21, 2013, 11:26:11 am
Are you playing the 3DS one or the original?

Out of town this weekend to see Atoms for Peace (saw them last night), so I thought it best to bring alone the DS Lite instead of the 3DS (damn that battery life) while I waited in line.  Put in a little more grinding time with Etrian Odyssey... determined to avoid the newfangled "improved" version.

I have both, but opted for 3DS, since it's been pretty cold at night and I've been feeling the desire to transform into a blanket monster after I get home from work. I'm not sure what (if any) differences exist, though the framerate drops pretty badly on some sections of the world map, especially if there are a lot of trees. The 3D effect works pretty well for it overall, though it's a little disorienting during combat, so I usually switch it on during towns and in-game cutscenes.

Thinking on it now though, I'm sure part of the sloggy feeling of it is that I've had little time during weekends to play, so I've had to hit 2-3 hour segments during the week. Takes forever to make any progress that way, but I keep getting delayed. Like with this weekend, I had a friend's birthday on Friday, which involved a lot of champagne, trying to hit on a friend of mine and babbling drunkenly about Pacific Rim and cunnilingus (idek), and a nasty hangover in the morning, and by the time my head stopped splitting around 3pm, I had to get ready to go meet people for dinner and go to see Goblin and Secret Chiefs play. Now I've gotta do laundry and clean up the house, so by the time dinner time hits, I'll be lucky to get a handful of gaming hours in. Gah!

#itotallyfeelyoubro #firstworldproblems  but still!  not enough time to be a partially functioning adult and play our damn video games!

Also, good to know about the 3DS version.  I haven't picked it up yet because I figured I'd wait for a nice heavy price drop.  I have the original, so not all is lost if I never pick it up.
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Post by: teck on October 21, 2013, 04:29:04 pm
I've been bouncing back into Borderlands 2 here and there thanks to the currently running loot contest....  I've found it to be a great motivation to play the game every day!
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Post by: insektmute on October 21, 2013, 04:57:07 pm
#itotallyfeelyoubro #firstworldproblems  but still!  not enough time to be a partially functioning adult and play our damn video games!

Also, good to know about the 3DS version.  I haven't picked it up yet because I figured I'd wait for a nice heavy price drop.  I have the original, so not all is lost if I never pick it up.

Yeah, I wound up watching Pacific Rim last night instead of gaming. Still good even after the 2nd viewing!

I nabbed the 3DS one mainly because, even tho I had it on PS2, I figured it might offer a different enough experience to be worthwhile, and at the time, there really weren't that many games on the system. So I basically had that, Devil Survivor Overclocked, and nothing else :p
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Post by: scott on November 04, 2013, 01:08:10 pm
I started up a marathon play through of the console Killzone games in preparation for Killzone: Shadow Fall. Sadly I need to play my PS2 disc of Killzone 1 on my PS3 since it's so scratched up that the PS2 is having trouble reading the disc. But I'm digging it so far, definitely going to buy a different copy eventually though...

It's strange. The PS2 takes forever to load in the textures and most of the Helghast are running around without heads or arms or legs. Or the scenery isn't loading up properly. But the PS3 loads everything flawlessly even with all the scratches.
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Post by: turf on November 04, 2013, 02:12:09 pm
I started playing Dead Island this past weekend.  The Boy was at my inlaws' so Daddy got to play a grown up game. I think I bought it a year ago for something like $10.  It was still sealed sitting on my shelf.  I almost started playing Borderlands 2  again, but grabbed this instead. 

 This is actually a lot of fun. I'm having a blast with it.  I like the mods you can do to weapongs.  I made an electric machete last night.  How awesome is that.  It's first person, but is very geared toward melee combat.  I like it.  I'll go as far as to give it a thumbs up.  This game is good.
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Post by: disgaeniac on November 04, 2013, 02:22:31 pm
I'm still playing the Hell outta' Disgaea D2 -but- w/ The Guided Fate Paradox arriving today...for the 1st time in my life...I'm finding myself feeling like hurrying up/rushing through the end of a Disgaea game  :o
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Post by: teck on November 04, 2013, 02:23:54 pm
I'm still playing the Hell outta' Disgaea D2 -but- w/ The Guided Fate Paradox arriving today...for the 1st time in my life...I'm finding myself feeling like hurrying up/rushing through the end of a Disgaea game  :o

ack!  That shows up today~?!  Well....  There's another for the backlog....

BTW, what is that new game in your sig between Zero's Escape and Beyond Two Souls~?
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Post by: disgaeniac on November 04, 2013, 02:37:52 pm
BTW, what is that new game in your sig between Zero's Escape and Beyond Two Souls~?

Not *exactly* a game.

My local GS stores have been selling all of their Blu-ray movies/discs for a B2G2; priced from $5 - $10/each.

The one you're asking about is called: "Tales of Vesperia: The 1st Strike".  It's a (2-disc) DVD + Blu-ray set (~ 1.5 hours running time) - that is also in the backlog...lonely & waiting to be watched  :-\
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Post by: teck on November 04, 2013, 05:30:05 pm

Not *exactly* a game.

My local GS stores have been selling all of their Blu-ray movies/discs for a B2G2; priced from $5 - $10/each.

The one you're asking about is called: "Tales of Vesperia: The 1st Strike".  It's a (2-disc) DVD + Blu-ray set (~ 1.5 hours running time) - that is also in the backlog...lonely & waiting to be watched  :-\

OIC....  Good to know none the less....  I don't buy a whole lot of Blu-Rays, but when I do they tend to be anime/CG movies with a video game source....
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Post by: spac316 on November 05, 2013, 04:06:31 am
I've been playing Batman Arkham City Armored on Wii U. Almost done with that.
Still plugging away on Animal Crossing NL...
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Post by: kimimi on November 05, 2013, 11:11:28 am
Been spending a lot of time with Sega's Japanese PC game Super Future Girl Dress Up Time Online 2 Phantasy Star Online 2  ;D

(I'm totally addicted to buying new outfits, there are so many good ones :D )

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Fh9qRydjgME/UnkX-EYnzhI/AAAAAAAAFgE/wVIVhSnjaRs/w1044-h587-no/pso20131104_100203_000.png)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2f2U6F9VzeY/UnkX-Fr_nfI/AAAAAAAAFgM/zPBvc0nc1EA/w1044-h587-no/pso20131028_133603_001.png)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V8qKDgwYkFw/UnkX_auZGvI/AAAAAAAAFgU/-FtGD38sSHM/w1044-h587-no/pso20131104_150557_000.png)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XueGlJLIIIs/UnkX78fuLrI/AAAAAAAAFfk/DPiPGM5tmao/w1044-h587-no/pso20130822_203616_000.png)
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Post by: disgaeniac on November 05, 2013, 12:16:13 pm
Did you ever do any of those pictures/art commissions that I seem to remember you mentioning way-back-when; Kimimi?
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Post by: kimimi on November 05, 2013, 12:22:47 pm
One got used, one didn't get used (but I did get paid for), and one got cancelled before it started :)
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Post by: soera on November 05, 2013, 03:49:58 pm
I love those PSO pics. I tried playing that game when it came out on the Gamecube and it was miserable. I bet the one you are playing is much better. I miss MMOs. :(
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Post by: kimimi on November 05, 2013, 11:53:22 pm
You didn't like GC PSO? That's a shame; that's the one I recommend whenever people ask about the series! :D

PSO2's *really* good though - as a big fan of the original I was worried they'd mess it up but it's honestly a great balance between what I loved about the old mixed in with its own new ideas too :D
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Post by: 90snostalga on November 05, 2013, 11:55:23 pm
I'm playing Crash Bandicoot 2 for the PlayStation.  Got about 48 percent left of the game
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Post by: teck on November 06, 2013, 12:41:33 am
You didn't like GC PSO? That's a shame; that's the one I recommend whenever people ask about the series! :D

PSO2's *really* good though - as a big fan of the original I was worried they'd mess it up but it's honestly a great balance between what I loved about the old mixed in with its own new ideas too :D

Gah~!  I want to play....
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Post by: brunauss on November 06, 2013, 12:54:37 am
After spending the whole day updating my home theatre with new cables and boxes, I have decided to finally begin No More Heroes.
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Post by: desocietas on November 06, 2013, 01:04:58 am
You didn't like GC PSO? That's a shame; that's the one I recommend whenever people ask about the series! :D

PSO2's *really* good though - as a big fan of the original I was worried they'd mess it up but it's honestly a great balance between what I loved about the old mixed in with its own new ideas too :D

Good to know!  I have a lot of good co-op memories with the series - definitely looking forward to playing more of it in the future.
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Post by: kimimi on November 07, 2013, 01:12:22 am
Ooh forgot the other big game I'm playing at the minute - a Chinese RPG called Gu Jian Qi Tan 2. It's basically everything I love about RPGs (Chinese or otherwise) in one big, beautiful package.

(Do tell me if I'm posting too many screenshots, I don't want to be a bother)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-C-jMzIntDZo/UnsvDOwswRI/AAAAAAAAFhw/2QPqv-s8-uM/w1044-h587-no/bandicam+2013-10-30+06-15-57-997.png)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ytLHwzahMJk/UnsvB8A0S5I/AAAAAAAAFhk/ZMyU6JjwHnY/w1044-h587-no/bandicam+2013-10-30+06-10-07-860.png)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--F3aG761n8w/UnsvB76QlOI/AAAAAAAAFhg/JmHzFlQz8pE/w1044-h590-no/GuJian2+2013-10-22+19-10-01-301.png)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tEXj1394dDA/UnsvCZAyfEI/AAAAAAAAFhs/2zAFdrRvNCw/w1044-h590-no/GuJian2+2013-11-06+13-17-15-273.png)
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Post by: teck on November 07, 2013, 02:28:42 am
Ooh forgot the other big game I'm playing at the minute - a Chinese RPG called Gu Jian Qi Tan 2. It's basically everything I love about RPGs (Chinese or otherwise) in one big, beautiful package.

(Do tell me if I'm posting too many screenshots, I don't want to be a bother)

There is no such thing as too many screen shots....  And these ones look interesting....
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Post by: disgaeniac on November 07, 2013, 09:58:42 am
Ooh forgot the other big game I'm playing at the minute - a Chinese RPG called Gu Jian Qi Tan 2. It's basically everything I love about RPGs (Chinese or otherwise) in one big, beautiful package.

(Do tell me if I'm posting too many screenshots, I don't want to be a bother)

There is no such thing as too many screen shots....  And these ones look interesting....
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Post by: mark1982 on November 07, 2013, 01:15:06 pm
(http://www.gamrmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BatmanArkhamOriginsBannerLogo.jpg)

I've been playing Batman Arkham Origins for the last few days, gotta say I love this franchise, I never get tired of it. I'm trying to 100% all the Riddler challenges at the moment.

And for Batman fans out there Kevin Conroy, voice actor of previous Batman games already leaked news that he is working on another Batman game in the future, probably for next-gen. Great news indeed  8)

Source:
http://n4g.com/news/1261008/kevin-conroy-outs-brand-new-batman-arkham-game#c-7602687 (http://n4g.com/news/1261008/kevin-conroy-outs-brand-new-batman-arkham-game#c-7602687)
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Post by: stethebubble on November 09, 2013, 11:03:16 pm
just starting saints row the third.
well i will when all these updates finish.
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Post by: 90snostalga on November 10, 2013, 01:57:07 am
beat crash bandicoot 2 now im on tomb raider 1 for the playstation  :D
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Post by: teck on November 10, 2013, 02:24:03 am
Rocking out Hotline Miami now....  Gotta love PSN+ freebies....
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Post by: foxhack on November 10, 2013, 07:59:31 pm
I dug up one of my spare Dreamcast systems (since my original one kicked the bucket a while back...) and dug up a random game disc I couldn't figure out back in the day: Elemental Gimmick Gear. Now that I have more experience I managed to get farther in the game, but whoever thought not having any sort of map and NO INDICATION OF WHAT TO DO NEXT AT ALL needs a whack on the head.

I get it, the game is great, but who thought no map on a Zelda-like game was a good idea?
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Post by: burningdoom on November 10, 2013, 08:10:51 pm
I dug up one of my spare Dreamcast systems (since my original one kicked the bucket a while back...) and dug up a random game disc I couldn't figure out back in the day: Elemental Gimmick Gear. Now that I have more experience I managed to get farther in the game, but whoever thought not having any sort of map and NO INDICATION OF WHAT TO DO NEXT AT ALL needs a whack on the head.

I get it, the game is great, but who thought no map on a Zelda-like game was a good idea?

Are you in the forest area above the town? That's where I got stuck years back. And it's really a shame, because I was really enjoying the game up until that point.
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Post by: foxhack on November 10, 2013, 08:33:49 pm
Are you in the forest area above the town? That's where I got stuck years back. And it's really a shame, because I was really enjoying the game up until that point.
I'm supposed to be rescuing a scientist girl from some pirates but all I'm doing is walking around Fogna without a clue.

Edit: I just checked an FAQ. Man this game is ridiculous...
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Post by: burningdoom on November 10, 2013, 08:38:21 pm
I can't remember what was going on in the storyline, at this point, after so long. But I do remember wandering around a forest area with streams and such for a really long time before giving up.
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Post by: sin2beta on November 10, 2013, 08:59:36 pm
I've been playing After Burner (SMS and 32X) and watching Top Gun. Awesome times! The Master System version is not as bad as people say. People say it is too jerky to dodge missiles. I think the trick to all versions of After Burner is to watch the enemy patterns and move accordingly. The game is very easy that way. Except the boss fights. The last boss especially... I don't even know... have not found a pattern.
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Post by: htimreimer on November 12, 2013, 01:10:35 am
i started playing bionicle heroes and my first impression of this game is OH GOD MY EYES, THE BLOOM, IT BERNS   
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Post by: kimimi on November 12, 2013, 08:25:18 am
I've been trying out Sega's iOS fantasy-brawler-RPG-thingy Gentou Senki Griffon - it's pretty good so far!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-38CG2SD5vCY/UoIrwJG040I/AAAAAAAAFk0/L14lg_rMmK4/w1044-h588-no/2013-11-12+09.23.40.png)
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Post by: tripredacus on November 12, 2013, 04:38:26 pm
Going for complete in Skyrim.
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Post by: burningdoom on November 12, 2013, 04:57:26 pm
Going for complete in Skyrim.

I did it in Oblivion, including the expansions.

But you can't in Skyrim. Well, I couldn't at least.

Certain glitches mess with certain achievements. One in particular involved shooting this sunlight-bow (from the vampire missions) and unleashing it's power a certain way. But when I went back to get the bow back from where I left it, it was simply gone.

Another one involved the Civil War. Apparently it was supposed to report that I had killed the king in Windhelm. But it just wasn't registering that I had. He was dead. The storyline continued as if he was dead. His body was still on the floor of the throne room. But it just wasn't giving the okay that I had done it.
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Post by: tripredacus on November 13, 2013, 03:19:52 pm
Going for complete in Skyrim.

But you can't in Skyrim. Well, I couldn't at least.

Certain glitches mess with certain achievements. One in particular involved shooting this sunlight-bow (from the vampire missions) and unleashing it's power a certain way. But when I went back to get the bow back from where I left it, it was simply gone.

Another one involved the Civil War. Apparently it was supposed to report that I had killed the king in Windhelm. But it just wasn't registering that I had. He was dead. The storyline continued as if he was dead. His body was still on the floor of the throne room. But it just wasn't giving the okay that I had done it.

 I'm not worried about having to start over for some quests.
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Post by: turf on November 14, 2013, 09:25:24 pm
I'm playing through Chrono Trigger again on the DS. This is such a good game.
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Post by: kingrat101 on November 14, 2013, 09:56:08 pm
Im playing God of War 2, Madworld, just beat Bioshock infinite, don't know why it took me so long, what a fantastic game though and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
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Post by: teck on November 17, 2013, 12:55:48 am
I started playing WoW again like an idiot....
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Post by: foxhack on November 17, 2013, 11:05:15 am
Final Fantasy VII (PS1).

I've been making fun of the fanboys who keep saying it's DA BEST AR PEE GEE EVAAAAAAAAAAAAH for years but I figured I'd better actually play and finish the game before the year ends.

So far? Damn this game is fucked up.
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Post by: disgaeniac on November 17, 2013, 11:54:43 am
Final Fantasy VII (PS1).

I've been making fun of the fanboys who keep saying it's DA BEST AR PEE GEE EVAAAAAAAAAAAAH for years but I figured I'd better actually play and finish the game before the year ends.

So far? Damn this game is fucked up.

Yeah.

I didn't play the game until many years after it came out, either -and- IMO...I found it to be highly over-rated.

Then again...had I played it when it released (with the games & tech of the time); maybe I'd have thought a lot more of it.

Don't get me wrong - I didn't hate it & I wouldn't say that it sucks ass and/or balls, or anything  :o

To me it's ~ a 6.5/10 game = above average -but- nothing incredible, amazing, or worthy of its PR  8)
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Post by: jobocan on November 17, 2013, 02:14:52 pm
Don't get me wrong - I didn't hate it & I wouldn't say that it sucks ass and/or balls, or anything  :o

To me it's ~ a 6.5/10 game = above average -but- nothing incredible, amazing, or worthy of its PR  8)

Yeah, FF7 is really good, but it's not the messiah of gaming people tend to treat it like. To me it felt, gameplay-wise, like a big step down from 6, and the story didn't have as many memorable moments and characters either.
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Post by: desocietas on November 17, 2013, 09:12:49 pm
Final Fantasy VII (PS1).

I've been making fun of the fanboys who keep saying it's DA BEST AR PEE GEE EVAAAAAAAAAAAAH for years but I figured I'd better actually play and finish the game before the year ends.

So far? Damn this game is fucked up.

I actually haven't played VII either yet, but I remember thinking 'damn this game is fucked up' about one of the Dragon Quest games on the DS.
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Post by: foxhack on November 17, 2013, 10:09:12 pm
I actually haven't played VII either yet, but I remember thinking 'damn this game is fucked up' about one of the Dragon Quest games on the DS.

Oh, don't get me wrong. The fighting system and whatnot are perfectly serviceable.

What's happened so far in the story is what's made me go "damn this game is fucked up." For reference to those who have played the game: I'm in the area where you meet Hojo. I haven't left the area yet.
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Post by: desocietas on November 17, 2013, 10:47:45 pm
I actually haven't played VII either yet, but I remember thinking 'damn this game is fucked up' about one of the Dragon Quest games on the DS.

Oh, don't get me wrong. The fighting system and whatnot are perfectly serviceable.

What's happened so far in the story is what's made me go "damn this game is fucked up." For reference to those who have played the game: I'm in the area where you meet Hojo. I haven't left the area yet.

Oh, that's what I thought you meant.  That the story was messed up.  I can't recall which DQ it was at the moment, but I remember there was all sorts of murder and such.  Unexpected when the character designs are so damn cute.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on November 18, 2013, 12:32:14 am
I played it at the time; as a PAL gamer this was our first real FF game (Mystic Quest, while enjoyable, doesn't count) and the UK's hype level was through the roof! I watched this UK trailer a million times before it released and I must admit it still gets me a bit tingly -


And, at the time, I did enjoy it very much. It was well presented and contained everything we wanted from our next-gen games (CGI, prerendered backgrounds, full 3D battles with sweeping camera movements, etc.). It was the right game at the right time, and I don't think that's a problem. I also don't think there should be any issue with a more experienced and older me (by 16 years!) thinking about it differently now.

Crisis Core mirrors my feelings for the original FF7 pretty well now I think about it - some great ideas that go nowhere, some brilliant scenes that still feel disjointed and don't connect very well to the actual game or each other, and a lot of plot points that have me thinking "THAT MAKES NO SENSE" :D

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on November 18, 2013, 12:44:05 am
I've been playing a lot of this travesty lately (though playing it with a PlayStation mouse would make it considerably less travesty-y):


Also, echoing the FFVII sentiments. Never thought it was terrible, but the gameplay did not age well, and I never thought the story was quite strong enough to carry it. Characters were somewhat likeable, but not terribly memorable. Plot as a whole felt kind of disjointed. Thought the villain was pretty hard to take seriously. Pretty kickass soundtrack, though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 18, 2013, 09:26:52 am
Final Fantasy VII (PS1).

I've been making fun of the fanboys who keep saying it's DA BEST AR PEE GEE EVAAAAAAAAAAAAH for years but I figured I'd better actually play and finish the game before the year ends.

So far? Damn this game is fucked up.

I actually haven't played VII either yet, but I remember thinking 'damn this game is fucked up' about one of the Dragon Quest games on the DS.

 :-[

You kiss your mother with that mouth?  :o

1st time I've seen deso curse...and...she's started with an "F-Bomb" xD!

^_^
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on November 18, 2013, 11:35:23 am

 :-[

You kiss your mother with that mouth?  :o

1st time I've seen deso curse...and...she's started with an "F-Bomb" xD!

^_^

Haha, I'm sure Scott can attest to more swear words, but I do usually try to keep it classy  8)

I've been playing Hometown Story:
(http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/screenshots/HometownStory/e3presskit05.jpg)

So far, it's ok.  Repetitive, but in a different way from Harvest Moon.  I'm wondering if it's basically trying to be what Recettear is (which I hear is a great game) but without the actual questing (read: the interesting part of the gameplay).

Natsume can be a bit "simple" (in all aspects of the word) and rides a bit much on stereotypes, so I was hoping this one would be a bit of a change-up since it wasn't actually set in the Harvest Moon world.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 18, 2013, 11:36:58 am
Yup she swears like a sailor on Pathfinder night, haha.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on November 18, 2013, 11:44:06 am
I was thinking the same thing when I read that myself. heh. I guess thats how it is. May as well start at the top and work your way down. :P

Its funny this was mentioned btw. My wife hangs out with this girl from the church a lot. I cuss like mad all the time but I have to bite my tongue all the time when she is around. The other night she was here watching a movie with us when our stupid cat got on the couch and pissed on her. All the sudden she jumps up and says "That fucking cat pissed all over my damned leg." I couldnt help but laugh and feel a sigh of relief after that. Since then, Ive heard every single word under the sun out of her mouth too. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on November 18, 2013, 01:17:16 pm
Its funny this was mentioned btw. My wife hangs out with this girl from the church a lot. I cuss like mad all the time but I have to bite my tongue all the time when she is around. The other night she was here watching a movie with us when our stupid cat got on the couch and pissed on her. All the sudden she jumps up and says "That fucking cat pissed all over my damned leg." I couldnt help but laugh and feel a sigh of relief after that. Since then, Ive heard every single word under the sun out of her mouth too. :P

Haha, it's always a surprise in the beginning.  I think it's better that way... instead of starting off swearing and leaving a bad impression.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on November 18, 2013, 01:56:23 pm
There's nothing wrong with cussing as long as it's fucking appropiate. ???

And I saw Cloud's flashback and Sephiroth's uh, research last night. I definitely was not expecting -that-.

Keep in mind that my knowledge of the game is: Sephiroth is the bad guy, there's this guy Vincent that's in a coffin (the only reason I know that is a friend asked me to kill a boss like ten years ago and I saw that afterward) and Aeris dies. That's it. So I'm basically going in blind. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on November 18, 2013, 05:46:22 pm
Keep in mind that my knowledge of the game is: Sephiroth is the bad guy, there's this guy Vincent that's in a coffin (the only reason I know that is a friend asked me to kill a boss like ten years ago and I saw that afterward) and Aeris dies. That's it. So I'm basically going in blind. :P

Spoiler alert! You knew more than me... I only knew about Aeris :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on November 18, 2013, 11:06:26 pm
I got a Hearthstone beta key yesterday, so I've been playing that a lot :)

It's a good card game - not as complicated as Magic, but in the right way - I feel like I can just read the card description text and make an informed decision on what to do next. Makes it feel most like Cardfighter's Clash in that regard - you think it's simple but there's a lot of clever stuff you can do if you think about it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 18, 2013, 11:15:54 pm
I've kinda silently banned Hearthstone for myself. I love the real WoW TCG and I feel like I could become addicted to it pretty easily.

Oh and on topic - Resogun on PS4, oh man it's scratching that shmup itch something fierce.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: brunauss on November 21, 2013, 03:22:24 pm
de Blob 2 on PS3. This thing is loaded and if your not careful, can be brutal. The automatic camera control could use a little work.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: tripredacus on November 21, 2013, 04:39:27 pm
Gave a real try at GTA V Online and it isn't all that fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: MJMaranan on November 23, 2013, 01:38:21 am
PC: Deus Ex
First played Deus Ex: Invisible War on Xbox.  Comparing between them, Deus Ex is MUCH better!

PS3: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Trying to collect all the trophies so that I can get Platinum.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on November 23, 2013, 01:48:41 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Dynasty_Warriors_5.jpg)

I've been playing Dynasty Warriors 5 (PS2). Mindless hack-n-slash with some very minor RPG-elements added to this particular entry. Just got it in a trade (very scratched, I'm sorry to say, but amazingly I have not run into 1 hiccup yet).

Even though it's so basic, I'm enjoying it. That could be because the last few games I played through were a bit more in-depth and maybe my brain is enjoying the mindless break.

But then I got to a mission I played through like 10 times, and I couldn't beat. So I gave-up and popped in Dynasty Warriors 2 (PS2) from my collection instead, that I hadn't played for years; basically it was like playing for the first time again. A little less graphical wow, and a bit of "fog" in the distance, and the text-boxes and style were different. But other than that, it was basically the same game minus the very minor RPG-elements.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/DW2_front-1-.jpg)

3 entries later, and very little has changed in the series. It's amazing the series has lasted so long with so little change.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 23, 2013, 03:30:52 pm
Man I loved that series tho. But then again, I'm a huge nerd for Three Kingdoms China.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: redblaze57 on November 23, 2013, 08:01:00 pm
Super Marrio 3D World- I don't think I've enjoyed a Mario game this much in a while
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on November 24, 2013, 12:54:33 am
Man I loved that series tho. But then again, I'm a huge nerd for Three Kingdoms China.

Yes!  Fellow "Warriors" nerds....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on November 25, 2013, 02:42:59 pm
Tried out two new iOS games today - Cave's Donpacchin and Level 5's Wonder Flick (prologue, the full game's not out yet) - Cave are putting in minimal effort while Level 5 have made something a bit special :)

(Wrote a little post about both on my blog if you fancy a look)

Have a few Wonder Flick screenshots to drool over -

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NjFD6NrF4OI/UpOn_yDbwvI/AAAAAAAAFw8/o_gmddvscEQ/w332-h589-no/2013-11-25+11.47.03.png)(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W4EfRbvTkQc/UpOn_-rhoiI/AAAAAAAAFxA/ASWp73SFFzc/w332-h589-no/2013-11-25+12.22.44.png)(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-iizR_w2xFDU/UpOn_yyOqWI/AAAAAAAAFw4/mlN0tzBkda0/w332-h589-no/2013-11-25+18.11.24.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mark1982 on November 28, 2013, 04:08:34 am
Back to Ni No Kuni again, stopped for a while after Batman: Arkham Origins came out. Still loving this game, full of charm and about halfway through now.

(http://www.newgamernation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Guardian-of-the-Woods.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 28, 2013, 12:06:01 pm
Starting up The Guided Fate Paradox (a NIS America, PS3 "Rogue-like") RPG/dungeon-crawler; for those of you unfamiliar with it  8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on November 28, 2013, 12:41:16 pm
Jealous! I love a good roguelike :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on November 28, 2013, 01:57:56 pm
Jealous! I love a good roguelike :D

Hahahaha!

Me too...this will be my 1st one in quite a long while, too.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on November 29, 2013, 03:54:31 pm
I find myself somehow juggling several games, all at various stages of completion:

Infamous - Just got to The Warrens and I'm steadily tearing though side missions. I'm kind of suprised at how much fun I'm having with this one!

Gravity Rush - Picked it up again after a few months off. Like Infamous, I'm mostly hitting sidequests.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Funfunfun, and really great as a pick-up-and-play-whenever sort of thing. Plays much better / kb + mouse than with a controller.

Dead or Alive 5 + Mortal Kombat - I've put plenty of time into both already, but my roommate and I spent several hours playing vs. matches on Wednesday night. Roughly around 90 matches total between the two, and I won around 80 :p

I'd started Twilight Princess and Armored Core V, just to check them out, but will probably wait to put any serious time in. Impressions so far are that TP starts out boring as hell, and ACV is totally awesome, but I wish it were a bit less dark brown/dark grey/black everywhere sometimes, as it gets tough to see what's going on.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on November 29, 2013, 04:45:05 pm
Lot and lots of Resogun. It's pretty much the only game I've put any time into lately. Broke 50 million points on Veteran and as of last night I was sitting at 135th place on the leader board. I'm slowly inching my way up that ladder!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on November 29, 2013, 06:14:16 pm
I'd started Twilight Princess and Armored Core V, just to check them out, but will probably wait to put any serious time in. Impressions so far are that TP starts out boring as hell, and ACV is totally awesome, but I wish it were a bit less dark brown/dark grey/black everywhere sometimes, as it gets tough to see what's going on.

Yeah the starting of Twilight Princess was almost as boring as Skyward Sword.  Stick with it though, its a great game and one of my favorite Zelda games.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on November 30, 2013, 05:32:52 pm
I'm glad I'd looked at walkthroughs of Twilight Princess before starting it, otherwise I'd probably be pretty bummed. Kinda makes me miss how Link to the Past would just kinda drop you in, full speed ahead, go save the princess, no BS! :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on November 30, 2013, 07:22:20 pm
Revisited Borderlands 2 today. Holy Shit this game is tough if you're out of practice. I continued my game somewhere in the pirate DLC. Damn it's tough. I'm thinking about throwing one if the Call of Duty games in. I have a FPS itch to scratch.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 04, 2013, 07:39:57 pm
Snatcher (Sega CD)

You might recall that I picked up this game a few weeks ago. Well I decided to sell it, but I'm gonna play through it -before- doing so. I just got started (I had to dig up my Genesis hookup cables).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on December 04, 2013, 08:08:23 pm
I tried to play through Wind Waker again. I got further than I did the last time. But I just can't seem to get into 3D Zeldas, no matter how hard I try. I've done the same thing with Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time. Yet I absolutely ADORE the 2D Zelda entries.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on December 04, 2013, 09:23:21 pm
Finally beat Tomb Raider for the PlayStation 1!  Now about to began Dragonball for the Famicom  :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 04, 2013, 11:05:27 pm
Well, so much for playing Snatcher... my Sega CD 2's backup RAM battery is dead, so all progress is lost when I shut down the system. Sigh. :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 05, 2013, 08:45:11 am
Well, so much for playing Snatcher... my Sega CD 2's backup RAM battery is dead, so all progress is lost when I shut down the system. Sigh. :(

I'm guessing it's not as simple as changing the battery on a Saturn, huh?

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: karyann on December 05, 2013, 09:09:07 am
I'm glad I'd looked at walkthroughs of Twilight Princess before starting it, otherwise I'd probably be pretty bummed. Kinda makes me miss how Link to the Past would just kinda drop you in, full speed ahead, go save the princess, no BS! :D

Yeah, I'm not looking forward to starting the game all over (my brother saved his file over mine, and I was almost at 100% completion...), but honestly you shouldn't give up. It's my favourite Zelda game, I just had too much fun with it!


I just started Shin Megami Tensei IV yesterday, I bought it when the $30 e-shop credit was offered, but never came around to playing it yet. I can't wait to die endlessly and waste all my play coins  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on December 05, 2013, 09:48:31 am
I'm still playing The Guided Fate Paradox -and- Holy shit, is it ever living up to its rep as a "hard" game  ???

I mean, it's not uncommon at all to spend 1-2 hours crawling through/down 10 dungeon floors, nabbing all kinds of sweet items, equipment, and cash...just to get to a boss that'll kick the shit out of you...when ya wake up = all the $, your inventory, and even right down to the bestest of your favorite items that you had *equipped* are gone  :'(

I mean, I consider myself pretty good at this genre -and- even so, I've lost 2 out of the 1st 3 boss battles on my 1st attempt  >:(

Guess it's a damned good thing that I'm the kinda' person who gets revved-up & pissed-off when shit happens -and- just come back madder & w/ a more determined attitude, to exact some revenge  8)

So far, I haven't lost more than once to any of them, at least  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 05, 2013, 10:56:28 am
Well, so much for playing Snatcher... my Sega CD 2's backup RAM battery is dead, so all progress is lost when I shut down the system. Sigh. :(

I'm guessing it's not as simple as changing the battery on a Saturn, huh?

Nope. The battery is welded to the motherboard. While it can be modded so it can be easily replaced, I don't have the skills to do that and obviously can't afford paying $20 plus shipping to send it to someone to get it repaired. Unless I get a backup RAM cart somehow, I'm outta luck.

Eh, at least the disc scans as 100% readable on my PC so I guess I'll put it up for sale later today. :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 05, 2013, 11:21:32 am
I just started Shin Megami Tensei IV yesterday, I bought it when the $30 e-shop credit was offered, but never came around to playing it yet. I can't wait to die endlessly and waste all my play coins  :P

I need to get back into that one.  I'm still in the tutorial area and was expecting it to be hard because of some stuff I'd heard/read, but it became one of those things where the pseudo random encounters would one-hit-kill my summons, and I didn't know if the game was
- trying to teach me that it's ok to run away
- trying to teach me that I should consider using "talk" as a way to get out of the battle
- trying to teach me that I should only carefully grind in the first one or two rooms and not the other rooms beyond easy reach of a heal point
- was just plain difficult.

Made me feel old!  I need to have a better backbone for those games - I used to enjoy the challenge back in the day.  Maybe that's why I'm content playing an unintimidating Natsume game :\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: karyann on December 05, 2013, 02:59:07 pm
I need to get back into that one.  I'm still in the tutorial area and was expecting it to be hard because of some stuff I'd heard/read, but it became one of those things where the pseudo random encounters would one-hit-kill my summons, and I didn't know if the game was
- trying to teach me that it's ok to run away
- trying to teach me that I should consider using "talk" as a way to get out of the battle
- trying to teach me that I should only carefully grind in the first one or two rooms and not the other rooms beyond easy reach of a heal point
- was just plain difficult.

Made me feel old!  I need to have a better backbone for those games - I used to enjoy the challenge back in the day.  Maybe that's why I'm content playing an unintimidating Natsume game :\

Thanks for the ideas, I saved just before the training area, so I've yet to see the difficulty. This will probably come in handy in staying calm haha
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 05, 2013, 03:26:19 pm

- trying to teach me that I should only carefully grind in the first one or two rooms and not the other rooms beyond easy reach of a heal point
- was just plain difficult.


That's how I felt about Etrian Odyessy 1. I still haven't progressed much further in it. Mostly because it seems liked things bitchslaps you if you journey outside your comfort zone.

I like the challenge though. But some of those big baddies are just cruel.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 05, 2013, 03:35:19 pm

- trying to teach me that I should only carefully grind in the first one or two rooms and not the other rooms beyond easy reach of a heal point
- was just plain difficult.


That's how I felt about Etrian Odyessy 1. I still haven't progressed much further in it. Mostly because it seems liked things bitchslaps you if you journey outside your comfort zone.

I like the challenge though. But some of those big baddies are just cruel.

Haha, yup, I felt that way about EO 1 but somehow I worked past it, and it was sooooo satisfying to be able to progress beyond finally.  The really big baddies, I realized, don't always need to be fought to move on - you might just have to figure out how to get by them ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on December 05, 2013, 03:42:17 pm
I need to get back into that one.  I'm still in the tutorial area and was expecting it to be hard because of some stuff I'd heard/read, but it became one of those things where the pseudo random encounters would one-hit-kill my summons, and I didn't know if the game was
- trying to teach me that it's ok to run away
- trying to teach me that I should consider using "talk" as a way to get out of the battle
- trying to teach me that I should only carefully grind in the first one or two rooms and not the other rooms beyond easy reach of a heal point
- was just plain difficult.

Same problem I ran into. Even the first couple rooms have enemies that can one-hit kill, and since most of your party are summons, it's a bit rough going. Persona 2 and Nocturne both had their share of challenges, but nothing quite that tough that early on. I'll go back to it sooner or later, but eeeeesh.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on December 05, 2013, 03:43:29 pm
I need to get back into that one.  I'm still in the tutorial area and was expecting it to be hard because of some stuff I'd heard/read, but it became one of those things where the pseudo random encounters would one-hit-kill my summons, and I didn't know if the game was
- trying to teach me that it's ok to run away
- trying to teach me that I should consider using "talk" as a way to get out of the battle
- trying to teach me that I should only carefully grind in the first one or two rooms and not the other rooms beyond easy reach of a heal point
- was just plain difficult.

Same problem I ran into. Even the first couple rooms have enemies that can one-hit kill, and since most of your party are summons, it's a bit rough going. Persona 2 and Nocturne both had their share of challenges, but nothing quite that tough that early on. I'll go back to it sooner or later, but eeeeesh.

Are you into rogue-likes?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on December 07, 2013, 01:10:14 am
Just started LTTP 2. :) Its my first time ever using my 3DS. Its an interesting feeling system.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: karyann on December 08, 2013, 08:58:51 am
After 3.5 hours of SMT IV, I can now say that I really love it! I've died a few times, but it was mostly on the same "boss", Orthrus. Otherwise, I've mostly been hit-and-running back to heal to my room  :P I have Devil Survivor 2 but didn't play much yet, so I consider SMT IV my first SMT game (took me a long time to get to it, I know  :( ). I can't wait to buy more of them! I'm eyeing some of the PS2 games on amazon, I don't know yet if I'll get them there or not, but they're cheaper than any I could see in shops here.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on December 08, 2013, 10:09:12 am
Silent Hill on the PlayStation 1  :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on December 08, 2013, 12:39:30 pm
Silent Hill on the PlayStation 1  :)

i loved this game.
my cousin came to see me with this game when i was a kid. he started playing it and was too scared to carry on by himself.
we played all the way through it in a weekend and it was amazingly scary.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: Oheao on December 08, 2013, 12:51:48 pm
Silent Hill on the PlayStation 1  :)

i loved this game.
my cousin came to see me with this game when i was a kid. he started playing it and was too scared to carry on by himself.
we played all the way through it in a weekend and it was amazingly scary.

I've been trying to find it for so long, but no luck so far. I really want to play it!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kimimi on December 08, 2013, 12:54:37 pm
I remember playing that while my dad was doing the ironing behind me - he threw a sock at my head and burst out laughing as I jumped out of my skin XD
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on December 08, 2013, 07:10:35 pm
I remember playing that while my dad was doing the ironing behind me - he threw a sock at my head and burst out laughing as I jumped out of my skin XD

I used to live just down the road from a tornado siren (can you tell I live in the south?), which was tested every first Wednesday of the month. I was home sick when I first started playing Silent Hill several years back - which happened to be the first Wednesday of the month - so of course the tornado siren had to go off in the middle of the session. I about jumped out of my skin when it happened.

... It's still by far my favorite game in the series, if not one of my favorite games of all time. ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 08, 2013, 07:13:54 pm
The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (PC).

So much profanity and so much awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kingrat101 on December 08, 2013, 07:41:29 pm
Metal Slug 4, slightly underrated if you ask me and scribblenauts unmasked wii u, favorite Scribblenauts game. I could never really get into some of the other ones. Just beat Super Mario 3D land, awesome game, hoping to pick up 3D world for my birthday
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on December 08, 2013, 09:56:04 pm
I started playing Bucky O'Hare on the NES. I can't stop. I have to finish it. It's fun, but really really hard. The unlimited continues helps me not throw it into a wall in a blind rage.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on December 08, 2013, 10:43:01 pm
I started playing Bucky O'Hare on the NES. I can't stop. I have to finish it. It's fun, but really really hard. The unlimited continues helps me not throw it into a wall in a blind rage.

Have you gotten to that damned elevator level yet?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on December 09, 2013, 02:18:28 am
I started playing Bucky O'Hare on the NES. I can't stop. I have to finish it. It's fun, but really really hard. The unlimited continues helps me not throw it into a wall in a blind rage.

Did some one mention Bucky O'Hare?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on December 09, 2013, 03:13:03 am
Are you into rogue-likes?

Yes and no. If I know I'm going into one, and am in the mood for it, I'm down, but I've never really considered SMT to be that type of game. Challenging at times yes, but never that spirit-crushing level of difficulty.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on December 09, 2013, 05:01:38 am
I started playing Bucky O'Hare on the NES. I can't stop. I have to finish it. It's fun, but really really hard. The unlimited continues helps me not throw it into a wall in a blind rage.

Have you gotten to that damned elevator level yet?

Not yet. I'm on the part where you're crew is being mind controlled and you have to fight them. I only get to play in short bursts, so it's taking me a minute to get past it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on December 09, 2013, 03:28:42 pm
Finished up Infamous a few days back, and started on LA Noire. Decent so far, but I'm about 75% of the way through the story missions, and it still suffers from the same gripes I have about ever Rockstar game (I know Team Bondi developed it) I've played. Very little mission variety, with each one centered around a very small set of pre-detemined outcomes, and few options available to choose how you appoach situations. Every street crime and story mission is virtually indistinguishable from any other.

Some nice atmosphere, but I also kind of feel like it should've been darker and creepier, have more femme fatale types and gangsters. For the most part, it's been a daylit, bright and shiny Dragnet or Perry Mason sort of feel rather than say, Notorious or Diabolique. Not quite "noir" enough.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on December 09, 2013, 04:25:47 pm
Finished up Infamous a few days back, and started on LA Noire. Decent so far, but I'm about 75% of the way through the story missions, and it still suffers from the same gripes I have about ever Rockstar game (I know Team Bondi developed it) I've played. Very little mission variety, with each one centered around a very small set of pre-detemined outcomes, and few options available to choose how you appoach situations. Every street crime and story mission is virtually indistinguishable from any other.

Some nice atmosphere, but I also kind of feel like it should've been darker and creepier, have more femme fatale types and gangsters. For the most part, it's been a daylit, bright and shiny Dragnet or Perry Mason sort of feel rather than say, Notorious or Diabolique. Not quite "noir" enough.

I really liked the dialogue and acting of the game, but I couldn't for the life of me interrogate the suspects correctly! It was also somewhat slow paced so I ended up not finishing it. It did seem repetitive.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on December 10, 2013, 02:24:08 am
I also struggle with the interrogations sometimes. A lot of it is supposed to be based on their expressions and reactions, but just about every time I look at them, they're blinking rapidly or twitching or glancing around nervously, and so nearly all of them seem like a doubt or lie. A lot of the reactions Phelps gives are really over the top too, like if you select doubt, his response will be something like, "I THINK YOU STRANGLED YOUR WIFE, YOU'RE GONNA GET THE GAS CHAMBER!" and I'm just kind of sitting there going whaaa???
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on December 10, 2013, 08:59:57 am
Oh man I know exactly what you mean. Those over reactions really made me laugh sometimes though. But yeah, there was definitely a disparity between what you thought you were doing and what actually happens.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on December 10, 2013, 03:37:21 pm
Kinda reminds me of Mass Effect. Jennifer Hale does a great job voicing FemShep, with clear distinctions in tone, whereas the dude voicing the male Shep is always like I HAVE NO INSIDE VOICE WHAT ARE YOU DOING ANSWER ME.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: brunauss on December 11, 2013, 03:52:36 pm
Currently playing Burnout Paradise City on 360. Been a while playing this version. One can clearly see the small differences between this one and the PS3 version. The rusted look of the steel is replaced by a familiar shade of green associated with Waste Management and the billboard advertisements are actually kept up-to-date with recent advertisements from fast food and fashion chains. The overall look is a bit more on the brilliant side, like there is too much sunlight used.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: MJMaranan on December 12, 2013, 03:17:30 am
Trying to create the perfect Dragon Age: Origins save import for Dragon Age: Inquisition but always getting bummed that only certain classes are able to recruit a certain person and some of the dialogue choices/results annoy me.

Also trying to get the Platinum Trophy for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune but while playing Crushing Difficulty, I cannot get past the waterfall.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: madmax on December 14, 2013, 10:17:32 pm
Battlefield 4 on PC
Knack of PS4
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: BasilZero on December 14, 2013, 10:31:42 pm
-Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (NDS)
-Grand Theft Auto IV (PC)
-Dead Rising 2 (PC)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: azure on December 15, 2013, 07:09:59 pm
Chibi-robo (GCN)

Pokemon X (3DS)

Doom 3 BFG (PS3)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on December 17, 2013, 07:14:18 pm
Phantasy Star III. I've been taking advantage of the Sega Nomad and the subway commute to work. Finally getting through some games I've yet to finish. It's honestly pretty good so far. Not nearly as good as the first though. I'm level 10. Just met the cyborg and got on a boat. If that means anything to anyone.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on December 19, 2013, 10:31:47 am
Phantasy Star III. I've been taking advantage of the Sega Nomad and the subway commute to work. Finally getting through some games I've yet to finish. It's honestly pretty good so far. Not nearly as good as the first though. I'm level 10. Just met the cyborg and got on a boat. If that means anything to anyone.

That's awesome  :)  Every time I go to my friends or familys house playing a Game Boy Color (still only have my basic phone as well), and everyone makes so much fun of me lol.  What kind of looks or what do people say if anything when they see you playing the Nomad?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 19, 2013, 12:52:40 pm
Started to get the point-and-click itch again and fired up my save for Runaway: The Dream of The Turtle.  It's kinda meh so far, but the follow-up for it is supposed to be good, and I want to delve into that one if I can this winter.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 19, 2013, 04:51:48 pm
I started up the Mega Man Zero games on the DS collection, originally I was playing the original version of MMZ1, but the difficulty was annoying me.

So, since I've already beaten the first 2 on the GBA I started the easy scenario instead. Lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: htimreimer on December 19, 2013, 05:59:01 pm
Started to get the point-and-click itch again and fired up my save for Runaway: The Dream of The Turtle.  It's kinda meh so far, but the follow-up for it is supposed to be good, and I want to delve into that one if I can this winter.
that's one of the game's I have to play, the reviews say it's good



Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 19, 2013, 06:52:20 pm
Started to get the point-and-click itch again and fired up my save for Runaway: The Dream of The Turtle.  It's kinda meh so far, but the follow-up for it is supposed to be good, and I want to delve into that one if I can this winter.
that's one of the game's I have to play, the reviews say it's good

It's not bad.  I think it's trying to be Broken Sword but younger and hipper...?  The humor and storylines have that Broken Sword kind of feeling.

I thought the first one was cute and the reviews for the third one were good, so I'm making my way through them (the one I'm playing is the second one).  They have another game called "The Next Big Thing" that had pretty good writing.  Haven't played their most recent title, "Yesterday," but figure I'll get to that one eventually.

I have the new Broken Sword waiting for me, too...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on December 19, 2013, 06:59:22 pm
Phantasy Star III. I've been taking advantage of the Sega Nomad and the subway commute to work. Finally getting through some games I've yet to finish. It's honestly pretty good so far. Not nearly as good as the first though. I'm level 10. Just met the cyborg and got on a boat. If that means anything to anyone.

That's awesome  :)  Every time I go to my friends or familys house playing a Game Boy Color (still only have my basic phone as well), and everyone makes so much fun of me lol.  What kind of looks or what do people say if anything when they see you playing the Nomad?

You know, so far no one's cared. I haven't seen a single weird look. The only person who seemed to notice was this one guy who made a point to sit next to me and just watched me play.

Too bad though. I figured it would have been a huge chick magnet.  8) That last part was sarcasm.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on December 19, 2013, 07:03:14 pm
I never have before. But today at work, I pulled out my GBA-SP, and my co-worker who's also a gamer said something about how crazy it is in this day and age and only I would do that. Then she turned around and started talking to my other co-worker about GTA V, lol.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 19, 2013, 07:09:55 pm
The hell, it's a GBA... it's not like you whipped out a Tiger Handheld...

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 19, 2013, 07:14:56 pm
The only person who seemed to notice was this one guy who made a point to sit next to me and just watched me play.

It's totally strange when people do that.  Even if I'm playing the 3DS sometimes someone will just look over my shoulder really obviously.  Sometimes they ask about it, sometimes not.  I'm not sure if they know that I notice them looking or not.  If they ask, it's usually something like "is that a phone?" etc... -__-
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: htimreimer on December 19, 2013, 11:23:14 pm
Started to get the point-and-click itch again and fired up my save for Runaway: The Dream of The Turtle.  It's kinda meh so far, but the follow-up for it is supposed to be good, and I want to delve into that one if I can this winter.
that's one of the game's I have to play, the reviews say it's good

It's not bad.  I think it's trying to be Broken Sword but younger and hipper...?  The humor and storylines have that Broken Sword kind of feeling.

I thought the first one was cute and the reviews for the third one were good, so I'm making my way through them (the one I'm playing is the second one).  They have another game called "The Next Big Thing" that had pretty good writing.  Haven't played their most recent title, "Yesterday," but figure I'll get to that one eventually.

I have the new Broken Sword waiting for me, too...
it sounds like you have a lot of point and clicking to do, anyway  the last crown is not out yet and I'm playing the latest nancy drew , her interactive continues to make there world's a pain In ass to navigate
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 20, 2013, 12:36:12 am
it sounds like you have a lot of point and clicking to do, anyway  the last crown is not out yet and I'm playing the latest nancy drew , her interactive continues to make there world's a pain In ass to navigate

haha yeah, I know you've played a lot of the Nancy Drew series, so I might have to look into one of those some day.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: htimreimer on December 21, 2013, 03:53:48 am
it sounds like you have a lot of point and clicking to do, anyway  the last crown is not out yet and I'm playing the latest nancy drew , her interactive continues to make there world's a pain In ass to navigate

haha yeah, I know you've played a lot of the Nancy Drew series, so I might have to look into one of those some day.
for a game series based on book series that is made my a small company that was division of american laser games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Laser_Games) before they bought out by there own subsidiary (her interactive),
there not all that bad, there not amazing but there fun and the puzzles challenging enough.

if you are going to play one of them, start with the haunted carousel (2003) because it's the easiest. the ones made before are vary 90's point and click'ish if you get what i mean and the ones made after have very sudden difficulty spikes and navigating the world is getting more annoying as more of these come out
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on December 23, 2013, 03:42:01 am
Started another playthrough of Siren. I've forgotten how tense (and controller crushingly frustrating) it can be. I love hate love this game. It's very underrated. Shame there's probably never going to be another one in the series.

...

(http://i42.tinypic.com/f2lyko.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: mark1982 on December 23, 2013, 05:44:51 am
(http://www.thecontrolleronline.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Killzone-Shadow-Fall-Logo.jpg)

PS4 Killzone, very pretty game, nice usage of textures and lighting. Overall, fun game, different from other Killzone's, not too linear and hand holdy (which is great). Allows you to explore and use different tactics.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 23, 2013, 11:23:57 am
Started up my Final Fantasy XIV account again. The 2.1 update's upgrade of dungeon exp is super nice. I blew through level 41 in 1 run and some questing. Much much nicer than the FATE grinding I did to get through the 30s.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on December 23, 2013, 11:26:16 am
Started up my Final Fantasy XIV account again. The 2.1 update's upgrade of dungeon exp is super nice. I blew through level 41 in 1 run and some questing. Much much nicer than the FATE grinding I did to get through the 30s.
Man it's so much better. I'm right there with you! Currently a 39 War enjoying the crap out of dungeoning again!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on December 23, 2013, 11:29:53 am
Beat the main game in The Guided Fate Paradox, which, btw - feels like more of an 'Accomplishment' than any other game that I've beaten in a looong time ==> moving on into the post-game & the ridiculously over-powered + challenging post-game bosses, cameos, and dungeons...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on December 23, 2013, 12:47:49 pm
Since I recently finished Link between worlds, I figured I would stick with the portable and start a game Ive been waiting to play for years : FF III. Im about 3 hours in and its actually enjoyable. Reminds me of how I felt when I first started playing console RPGs.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 23, 2013, 03:04:46 pm
I bought DuckTales Remastered and beat it in 3 and a half hours. ._.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on December 23, 2013, 03:06:03 pm
I bought DuckTales Remastered and beat it in 3 and a half hours. ._.

But it was fun.  Do it again!  Remember, Life is like a hurricane
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on December 23, 2013, 03:29:55 pm
I bought DuckTales Remastered and beat it in 3 and a half hours. ._.

But it was fun.  Do it again!  Remember, Life is like a hurricane
I have three achievements to go. (http://steamcommunity.com/id/Foxhack/stats/237630/?tab=achievements) (Clear on hard, clear on extreme, unlock all collectibles.)

Oh, and my mistake, it took me two and a half hours (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=207197170) to clear the game the first time through.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 23, 2013, 04:50:25 pm
I kinda miss short play through games.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 23, 2013, 08:13:24 pm
I kinda miss short play through games.

Quiet, you!  You go back to your dungeon and play those 100+ hour games and enjoy it, damnit.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on December 23, 2013, 08:32:47 pm
giving darksiders a go
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: thegooch989 on December 23, 2013, 08:52:45 pm
Indigo Prophecy on the XBox
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 23, 2013, 11:13:24 pm
Been playing way too much Bejeweled 3...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on December 27, 2013, 03:25:49 pm
I finally gave in and put LA Noire on the backburner. Started up Beyond: Two Souls and totally loving it, but then, I also really loved Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy, both of which seem to polarize the hell out of people.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 27, 2013, 04:14:01 pm
Still FFXIV, but now... A Link Between Worlds as well!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on December 27, 2013, 04:15:31 pm
Chalk up another to A Link Between Worlds.  I just started about 30 min ago.  I really like the music. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: desocietas on December 28, 2013, 04:13:55 am
Fired up Runaway: A Twist of Fate then realized that my interested for another point-and-click had passed finally.  Now I'm back on to FEZ!  Man, such a good game.  Reminds me of how much I got into Psychonauts and loved that it (along with FEZ now) is one of the few platformers that I'm happy to play.  All it takes is some good puzzles to motivate me :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: madmax on December 28, 2013, 06:28:30 am
Battlefield 4
I need 1 more trophy in Resogun, I almost got it today but died about 5 seconds before victory :P
Beat Knack last night, gotta find something new to play. Thinking Lego Marvel once it goes down in Price.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on December 28, 2013, 07:22:53 am
I finally gave in and put LA Noire on the backburner. Started up Beyond: Two Souls and totally loving it, but then, I also really loved Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy, both of which seem to polarize the hell out of people.

What's Indigo Prophecy like / about?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on December 28, 2013, 09:56:53 am
Still playing Phantasy Star 3 during the commute. I'm actually enjoying it a lot. It is the worst Phantasy Star, but it is still a damn fine RPG.

Started Mass Effect. I gave up on making heavy progress on Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing. I've never played Mass Effect and managed to not spoil much. I love the select your own dialogue aspect. It reminds me of an old CD-ROM/Sega CD game during those parts. I could play the whole game that way. The actual missions are fun as well. I've only made it far enough to find the beacon and get debriefed. Then sleepiness set in...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on December 28, 2013, 10:13:59 am
I liked Mass Effect, but never finished it. Ended up buying 3 earlier this year for cheap and have been meaning to take FemShep through it all.... still need to download the story patch for it before I forget. But then again, I kinda want to see it in it's original form, to see if I really care about the ending. I watched a video of it and it seemed ok to me, but I think it's something you need to actually experience.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: sin2beta on December 28, 2013, 10:48:48 am
I liked Mass Effect, but never finished it. Ended up buying 3 earlier this year for cheap and have been meaning to take FemShep through it all.... still need to download the story patch for it before I forget. But then again, I kinda want to see it in it's original form, to see if I really care about the ending. I watched a video of it and it seemed ok to me, but I think it's something you need to actually experience.

Yeah, I'm planning on watching the original once I get there.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on December 28, 2013, 03:45:50 pm
I am also starting A Link Between Worlds today!  I have also been playing a lot of Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon.  It is fun, but I do not like the new mission based format.  One of the things I liked about the first game was exploring the mansion and with this new format it is hard to do that.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on December 29, 2013, 07:26:25 pm
Since I recently finished Link between worlds, I figured I would stick with the portable and start a game Ive been waiting to play for years : FF III. Im about 3 hours in and its actually enjoyable. Reminds me of how I felt when I first started playing console RPGs.

I just hit 20 hours and the game is still compelling. Pretty good game that would have probably been well received in the early life of FF.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on December 29, 2013, 09:19:21 pm
Finished Red Dead Redemption!  Now about to begin my Wii U and start on the horror ZOMBIE U!!!   I'm scared already lol :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 06, 2014, 02:28:15 pm
Started Shadow of the Colossus today. While the concept is interesting, the game itself is ... hrmmm.  Absolutely no story whatsoever and the whole point is to kill 16 giant creatures and game over. I cant imagine this game has any sort of replay value.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on January 06, 2014, 03:45:05 pm
Playing on the PS2 or the PS3?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on January 06, 2014, 04:48:47 pm
PS3. Got that Ico and Colossus collection disk. 5 of the colossi are dead so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on January 28, 2014, 12:12:10 am
Playing Don't Starve: Console Edition on the PS4. It's pretty sweet and took me a few tries to understand how to survive better. But it's super addicting.

But why the hell do you lose all your hunger if you go to sleep? But if you stay up all night long you barely lose any? Seems like poor design to me.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: karyann on January 28, 2014, 11:29:57 am
Playing Don't Starve: Console Edition on the PS4. It's pretty sweet and took me a few tries to understand how to survive better. But it's super addicting.

But why the hell do you lose all your hunger if you go to sleep? But if you stay up all night long you barely lose any? Seems like poor design to me.

Sounds like they reversed real life  :o Staying up all night makes me sooooooooo hungry.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on February 05, 2014, 03:31:08 pm
Started up a new save file in Skyrim. I decided that I didn't like the choices I made in my original game, plus I wanted to play the Dark Brotherhood and Thieves Guild story again.

Man I love this game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on February 08, 2014, 12:18:07 am
Currently alternating between Pikmin (first playthrough, no Pikmin death run, because I clearly hate myself) and Drakengard (I don't even know how many times, and ditto). Both frustrating, but for entirely different reasons. I forgot how awful I am at strategy games, but Pikmin is pretty damn fun.

On the Drakengard side of things...

(http://i58.tinypic.com/bihhg.jpg)

Oh God the pain. An endless hell of black and white. I love you, Drakengard. Far more than any sane person ought to. But this boss is just such bullshit.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on February 08, 2014, 12:46:27 am
I'm working on Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

I'm a Mother F@#$ing Pirate.  Swashbuckling like a boss.  I'm all stabby and whatnot.  The only problem is I suck at the sailing part.  I would never have been an Admiral in Her Majesty's Navy that for sure. It's a lot of fun though.  I harpooned a shark!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on February 08, 2014, 01:29:09 am
I'm working on Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

I'm a Mother F@#$ing Pirate.  Swashbuckling like a boss.  I'm all stabby and whatnot.  The only problem is I suck at the sailing part.  I would never have been an Admiral in Her Majesty's Navy that for sure. It's a lot of fun though.  I harpooned a shark!

The Wii U Version?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on February 08, 2014, 01:37:05 am
I'm working on Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

I'm a Mother F@#$ing Pirate.  Swashbuckling like a boss.  I'm all stabby and whatnot.  The only problem is I suck at the sailing part.  I would never have been an Admiral in Her Majesty's Navy that for sure. It's a lot of fun though.  I harpooned a shark!

The Wii U Version?

Xbox 360.  I can't imagine the WiiU version being much different. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on February 08, 2014, 01:46:03 am
I'm working on Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

I'm a Mother F@#$ing Pirate.  Swashbuckling like a boss.  I'm all stabby and whatnot.  The only problem is I suck at the sailing part.  I would never have been an Admiral in Her Majesty's Navy that for sure. It's a lot of fun though.  I harpooned a shark!

The Wii U Version?

Xbox 360.  I can't imagine the WiiU version being much different.

Ah, you need to go on and play that Jetsons!

What I think would be a cool video is if you made a video of you playing The Jetsons or some tuff NES game without the Genie.  Not with a camera just on the tv screen, but the camera at a distance with a good view of you physically playing and showing the tv at the same time.  I personally think just your personality, your actions and reactions to the gameplay would be very funny and entertainment and maybe sort of a walkthrough or game faq or something...Just a thought
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on February 08, 2014, 02:18:00 am
I'm working on Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

I'm a Mother F@#$ing Pirate.  Swashbuckling like a boss.  I'm all stabby and whatnot.  The only problem is I suck at the sailing part.  I would never have been an Admiral in Her Majesty's Navy that for sure. It's a lot of fun though.  I harpooned a shark!

The Wii U Version?

Xbox 360.  I can't imagine the WiiU version being much different.

Ah, you need to go on and play that Jetsons!

What I think would be a cool video is if you made a video of you playing The Jetsons or some tuff NES game without the Genie.  Not with a camera just on the tv screen, but the camera at a distance with a good view of you physically playing and showing the tv at the same time.  I personally think just your personality, your actions and reactions to the gameplay would be very funny and entertainment and maybe sort of a walkthrough or game faq or something...Just a thought

If my son stays with his grandparents another night and me and the lady stay in, I'll see if I can't do a 5-10 min first reaction type video. Can't do any video capture. That would be against my zero edit policy... and I'm way to lazy to actually work on something.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on February 08, 2014, 02:27:51 am
I'm working on Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

I'm a Mother F@#$ing Pirate.  Swashbuckling like a boss.  I'm all stabby and whatnot.  The only problem is I suck at the sailing part.  I would never have been an Admiral in Her Majesty's Navy that for sure. It's a lot of fun though.  I harpooned a shark!

The Wii U Version?

Xbox 360.  I can't imagine the WiiU version being much different.

Ah, you need to go on and play that Jetsons!

What I think would be a cool video is if you made a video of you playing The Jetsons or some tuff NES game without the Genie.  Not with a camera just on the tv screen, but the camera at a distance with a good view of you physically playing and showing the tv at the same time.  I personally think just your personality, your actions and reactions to the gameplay would be very funny and entertainment and maybe sort of a walkthrough or game faq or something...Just a thought

If my son stays with his grandparents another night and me and the lady stay in, I'll see if I can't do a 5-10 min first reaction type video. Can't do any video capture. That would be against my zero edit policy... and I'm way to lazy to actually work on something.

Yes!!!!!!!!!   :D  Can't wait. 

Moreover, thats what I meant lol.  I didnt want you to do a video capture of the gameplay, just showing you playing the game and the tv all in the same video live, no edit.  But I'll take what you give us...

I'm seriously wanting to do a series now.  You have any advice?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on February 08, 2014, 08:35:50 am
Currently alternating between Pikmin (first playthrough, no Pikmin death run, because I clearly hate myself) and Drakengard (I don't even know how many times, and ditto). Both frustrating, but for entirely different reasons. I forgot how awful I am at strategy games, but Pikmin is pretty damn fun.

On the Drakengard side of things...

(http://i58.tinypic.com/bihhg.jpg)

Oh God the pain. An endless hell of black and white. I love you, Drakengard. Far more than any sane person ought to. But this boss is just such bullshit.

Hey Dr L. - Welcome back...haven't seen you around for a bit.

Way to go, though!

After an absence like yours ==> to come back - not only cursing like a sailor -but- also posting a pic of a statue of a big-busted woman with mouth wide open & (her Gene Simmon's-like) tongue visible; on a Saturday morning...ERM...whelp...way to make a (re)-entrance O.o

Did ya' ever play through my old Koudelka yet?!

Got the D3 CE('s) pre-ordered yet...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on February 08, 2014, 11:48:09 am
last night i had 2 friends over so we played a bunch of games.

fantavision
gitarooman
mirco machines V4
super monkeyball deluxe (the gliding mini game)


i wish they would remake micro machines
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on February 08, 2014, 12:04:46 pm
Right now I'm in the middle of a few games:

-Rock Band: AC/DC Live Track Pack (PS2)
-Spyro: Year of the Dragon (PS1)
-Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)

-Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Xbox 360) - Well this one has been on hiatus for a little bit, now. Not that it's bad, it's just a big game that takes a lot of time and I got all these new games recently that are distracting me.
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Post by: soera on February 08, 2014, 03:06:21 pm
Right now I'm in the middle of a few games:

-Rock Band: AC/DC Live Track Pack (PS2)
-Spyro: Year of the Dragon (PS1)
-Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)

-Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Xbox 360) - Well this one has been on hiatus for a little bit, now. Not that it's bad, it's just a big game that takes a lot of time and I got all these new games recently that are distracting me.

Get back to Amalur! That game is amazing. :)
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Post by: scott on February 08, 2014, 03:41:24 pm
I need to get that. Huge fan of R.A. Salvatore, I can't believe I've yet to pick it up.
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Post by: doctorlaudanum on February 08, 2014, 05:32:55 pm
@disgaeniac

Yeah, I'm working a lot lately (certainly not complaining!), so I'm mostly lurking now. The weekend is also really the only time I'm able to post, not at all helped by the fact that my desktop PC exploded and I'm stuck with using my phone for a while.

And is just writing "bullshit" really cursing like a sailor? If that's the case, I have the filthiest mouth in the western hemisphere. :P

I did get a little farther in Koudelka. It took a little while to get the hang of the grid-based combat, but I'm really enjoying it so far. It's also an absolutely gorgeous game for the time. Just making slow progress because I'm a hardcore completionist. I'm the worst.

I actually had to cancel my preorder a few weeks ago to help pay for a broken window after a hail storm, but they announced the collector's edition box since then, so it actually turned out for the better. Still holding out hope for a localized 10th Anniversary Box, though. I'd love to get my hands on those remix CDs.
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 09, 2014, 11:09:44 am
@disgaeniac

Yeah, I'm working a lot lately (certainly not complaining!), so I'm mostly lurking now. The weekend is also really the only time I'm able to post, not at all helped by the fact that my desktop PC exploded and I'm stuck with using my phone for a while.

And is just writing "bullshit" really cursing like a sailor? If that's the case, I have the filthiest mouth in the western hemisphere. :P

I did get a little farther in Koudelka. It took a little while to get the hang of the grid-based combat, but I'm really enjoying it so far. It's also an absolutely gorgeous game for the time. Just making slow progress because I'm a hardcore completionist. I'm the worst.

I actually had to cancel my preorder a few weeks ago to help pay for a broken window after a hail storm, but they announced the collector's edition box since then, so it actually turned out for the better. Still holding out hope for a localized 10th Anniversary Box, though. I'd love to get my hands on those remix CDs.

Heh!

Well...I suppose that if a sailor said "Bullshit" that, "technically", you would/could indeed be considered to be 'cursing like a sailor' *_-

About Koudelka:

Total, 100% agreement in that it was most definitely a gorgeous & lovely-looking game...especially considering when it was released.

Then again...being 'Spiritually'-related the the Shadow-Heart's series ==> it does have some pretty big shoes to fill & expectations to live up to; ya' know?!
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Post by: karyann on February 09, 2014, 05:56:12 pm
So, anybody currently playing Bravery Default just to tempt me into opening my CE when it arrives on tuesday? I was able to play Ni no Kuni for a whole 2 hours this week-end, I think I'm starting to get hooked up without knowing why. I just can't seem to want to put the controller down, yet there's nothing much happening story-wise yet; I don't know what keeps me playing like this! (not that it's a bad thing, the game is good - I just don't understand my own behaviour!)
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Post by: DreamsDied13101 on February 10, 2014, 12:13:17 am
I still haven't opened my CE copy of Bravely Default. I hate when they have a sticker sealing the box instead of just shrinkwrap. Hopefully the sticker peels all the way off without damaging the box. Has anyone tried yet?

I'm currently playing Culdcept Saga. The story is kinda lame, but I like the monopoly style gameplay!
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Post by: anruiukimi on February 10, 2014, 01:03:43 am
I still haven't opened my CE copy of Bravely Default. I hate when they have a sticker sealing the box instead of just shrinkwrap. Hopefully the sticker peels all the way off without damaging the box. Has anyone tried yet?

I'm currently playing Culdcept Saga. The story is kinda lame, but I like the monopoly style gameplay!

The sticker fell off mine the instant I touched it. Unfortunately, it left a weird non-sticky residue. :/

I'm really enjoying the game so far! Very old school feel to it. I wish I had more people for the town, I'll just have to keep taking my 3DS with me every time I go to GameStop, I seem to get a new person every time. :P
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Post by: scott on February 10, 2014, 08:56:14 am
So, anybody currently playing Bravery Default just to tempt me into opening my CE when it arrives on tuesday? I was able to play Ni no Kuni for a whole 2 hours this week-end, I think I'm starting to get hooked up without knowing why. I just can't seem to want to put the controller down, yet there's nothing much happening story-wise yet; I don't know what keeps me playing like this! (not that it's a bad thing, the game is good - I just don't understand my own behaviour!)

Nope.

I just got a notice that my copy is delayed, because it went to the wrong destination (still in town, wrong post office or something). I won't be playing it right away anyway, I'm hooked on Skyrim again and am working through the story, which I never finished before.
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Post by: bobster on February 10, 2014, 09:59:27 am
I still haven't opened my CE copy of Bravely Default. I hate when they have a sticker sealing the box instead of just shrinkwrap. Hopefully the sticker peels all the way off without damaging the box. Has anyone tried yet?

I'm currently playing Culdcept Saga. The story is kinda lame, but I like the monopoly style gameplay!
I can also confirm the sticker comes right off but leaves a non sticky residue or something. Not sure if it's better just to cut and leave on.
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Post by: red5StandingBy on February 10, 2014, 04:39:07 pm
Killer Instinct for xbox One, Chrono Trigger, Bust a groove, Shadow of the Colossus and Nidhogg.
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Post by: DreamsDied13101 on February 10, 2014, 05:33:35 pm
anruiukimi and bobster - thanks for the replies.

Knowing me I will wait until I purchase a second copy and just leave one sealed. It is a sickness.

I should have just bought two originally. These things seem to be going for at least $25 more than the pre-order price.
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Post by: stethebubble on February 10, 2014, 09:55:43 pm
Ni No Kuni. just started.
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Post by: redblaze57 on February 10, 2014, 10:00:24 pm
went back to finish Pokemon X, because I have a bad habit of getting to the Elite 4 then stopping for months, Halfway through and like an idiot I let my 3DS's battery die *Facepalms*
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Post by: exonerator on February 10, 2014, 10:27:26 pm
Pokemon X as well, since Pokemon Bank came out, I've been busy trying to 100% the National Pokedex.
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Post by: scott on February 11, 2014, 08:57:06 am
I really should get back to finishing the National Dex. Before B&W came out I was reallllly close.
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Post by: soera on February 13, 2014, 11:43:06 am
Finally got some free time without my kids to sit down and start Bravely Default. Yay! Its so cool. I just hit the 3 hour mark and enjoying it already. :)
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Post by: anruiukimi on February 13, 2014, 01:57:04 pm
Finally got some free time without my kids to sit down and start Bravely Default. Yay! Its so cool. I just hit the 3 hour mark and enjoying it already. :)

It's fun! I like the old school vibe, myself. :)
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Post by: karyann on February 14, 2014, 10:21:36 am
This week I'm still on Ni no Kuni, but for the week-end I might be able to start Bravery Default! I thought I could wait longer, but all the excited people everywhere made me want to play sooner in the end :P
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Post by: bobster on February 14, 2014, 12:22:29 pm
This week I'm still on Ni no Kuni, but for the week-end I might be able to start Bravery Default! I thought I could wait longer, but all the excited people everywhere made me want to play sooner in the end :P
I'm in the same boat. I'm 30 hours into Shin Megami Tensei 4... but it's so long and I really want to play Bravely Default  :'(
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Post by: scott on February 14, 2014, 12:23:58 pm
I'm almost done with the Dawnguard storyline in Skyrim, then it's on to the main scenario... so no Bravely for me yet either.
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Post by: argyle on February 19, 2014, 12:46:38 pm
Bouncing between stuff ATM.  Mainly focused on DMC, but also playing some Dishonored and Rayman Legends (and Outlast sporadically, as my heart can take it  ;) ).  Add me to the list of people who haven't started Bravely Default yet.  I was determined to finish Y's: Memories of Celceta first because I knew if I didn't it would likely get forgotten. 

Really looking forward to the new Castlevania next week.  :)
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Post by: scott on February 19, 2014, 12:50:08 pm
Really looking forward to the new Castlevania next week.  :)

Agreed! I might have to run through Lords of Shadow and Mirror of Fate right quick just to prep myself for it!
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Post by: Veilor on February 19, 2014, 02:29:53 pm
Borrowed Assassin's Creed IV from one of my brothers so going to start that soon, also borrowed a 3DS with the new Zelda game from another brother which I am currently playing.
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Post by: foxhack on February 19, 2014, 02:38:56 pm
I've been trying my Humble Bundle purchases.

Dust: An Elysian Tail - really solid but parrying doesn't seem to work half the time. Weird.
Monaco - Fun, I need to get some friends to play this in co-op mode.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - ... unplayable. :( The game makes my computer overheat really fast so I can't play it. The game seems fun, but I need better cooling.

Oh and I'm waiting for Strider to finish downloading so I can get started on that one.
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Post by: scott on February 20, 2014, 02:28:27 pm
Putting Skyrim on pause for the time being. Tonight - Monday is an all Castlevania weekend!
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Post by: foxhack on February 20, 2014, 03:00:02 pm
So much for Strider.

It's a 64-bit OS-only game. There's no 32-bit executable. I can't play this. ;_;
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Post by: bobster on February 20, 2014, 03:01:14 pm
So much for Strider.

It's a 64-bit OS-only game. There's no 32-bit executable. I can't play this. ;_;
Huh, that's the first time I've heard of something like that. That's crazy!
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Post by: foxhack on February 20, 2014, 04:28:17 pm
So much for Strider.

It's a 64-bit OS-only game. There's no 32-bit executable. I can't play this. ;_;
Huh, that's the first time I've heard of something like that. That's crazy!
I think another game was like that, but it was a big-budget game, and everyone was warned way ahead of time. Not with this one.

There's -no reason- for this to be 64-bit only. NONE. Except, maybe, dev laziness. :\
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Post by: argyle on February 20, 2014, 04:39:47 pm
Putting Skyrim on pause for the time being. Tonight - Monday is an all Castlevania weekend!

Awesome.  :)  I'm working on clearing my currently playing queue before next Tuesday, because whatever I haven't finished by then will get shelved while I play LoS2! :D 
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Post by: scott on February 20, 2014, 04:42:49 pm
Putting Skyrim on pause for the time being. Tonight - Monday is an all Castlevania weekend!

Awesome.  :)  I'm working on clearing my currently playing queue before next Tuesday, because whatever I haven't finished by then will get shelved while I play LoS2! :D 

Ya, I haven't even downloaded the Demo of LoS2, I want it to be as fresh and new as possible. I'm really debating on just running through the chapters at full power (since I've beaten in 3 times already), or start over from scratch. Since the story repeats on every chapter as normal I think the full power run will be better.
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Post by: argyle on February 20, 2014, 05:07:20 pm
I haven't played the demo either, for the same reason.  I was talking to a buddy of mine last night who's also picking it up next week, and he said if I ever have any doubt between now & Tues. about getting it day-1 to play the demo.  ;)  I told him he didn't have to worry about that. 

I need to pick LoS back up.  I traded mine in (just the disk, still have the CE case & extras) last year when they announced the bundle.  Then I found out that Mirror of Fate isn't on the disk, it's just a pack-in code.  :(  So I'm torn between just picking up the original game or going ahead & grabbing the bundle. 
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Post by: scott on February 20, 2014, 05:27:43 pm
Ya I was disappointed that they didn't put mirror of fate on disc. Which is why I've yet to pick up the collection. I'll get it eventually tho, it needs to fill its place in the shrine.
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Post by: argyle on February 20, 2014, 05:59:13 pm
I'm leaning towards just picking the standard version back up & then grabbing MoF off of PSN at some point (I played the 3DS version of it last year so I'm in no big rush to play it again).  I like the artwork on the original case better anyway. 

Disappointed that we didn't get the CE of LoS2 that they are putting out in the UK.  But have you seen this artbook?  I'm very tempted to grab it:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Castlevania-Lords-Shadow/dp/1781168954/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392937137&sr=8-1&keywords=lords+of+shadow+2+guide
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Post by: scott on February 20, 2014, 06:12:13 pm
Oh ya. I have it all preordered, I couldn't pass it up. I'm kinda obsessed with Castlevania...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21697512/IMG_20130505_183554_zps3a971b84.jpg)
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Post by: argyle on February 20, 2014, 08:13:22 pm
Yep...I'm jealous alright. :P
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Post by: burningdoom on February 20, 2014, 08:23:51 pm
Just out of curiousity: Is it just Castlevania, or do you like vampire stuff in general?
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Post by: scott on February 20, 2014, 08:47:07 pm
I've always like Dracula/ Vlad Tepes related stuff. I've read up on a lot of things involving Vlad and the history of Bram Stoker writing his novel. I don't really get into a lot of the other vampire things... I did think the Interview with a Vampire movie was pretty cool though. Not read any of those books, but have always wanted to.  Basically I find Dracula intriguing because Stoker took a historical figure and morphed him into one of the most recognizable villains in fiction of all time. To the point where people now-a-days don't know what's true and what's story telling.

But Castlevania is pretty big for me because one of my favorite games to borrow from my cousin's collection of NES carts was Dracula's Curse. Then there's the whole mythology across the series that I really get into. 
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Post by: burningdoom on February 20, 2014, 08:55:37 pm
Cool.

I grew up on a lot of Dracula films (among other horror stuff). My dad was old-school geek. Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Francis Ford Coppola; all staples of my childhood.
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Post by: scott on February 20, 2014, 09:08:46 pm
Ya!

As soon as I saw Nosferatu was on Netflix a few years back. I instantly had to watch it... for a 90 some year old silent movie, it's still really good.
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Post by: stethebubble on February 20, 2014, 09:55:12 pm
Scott did you watch the show Dracula on NBC.
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Post by: scott on February 20, 2014, 09:57:47 pm
Nope, never even heard of it... I don't usually watch television. >_>
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Post by: argyle on February 20, 2014, 10:30:49 pm
Ya!

As soon as I saw Nosferatu was on Netflix a few years back. I instantly had to watch it... for a 90 some year old silent movie, it's still really good.

My wife loves that movie, she watches it whenever she has trouble sleeping.  True story!  :D
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Post by: scott on February 21, 2014, 12:41:29 am
That's funny. I was actually kinda creeped out by it the first time. Count Orloc is one ugly bastard.
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Post by: argyle on February 21, 2014, 03:18:09 am
She's corrected me.  She's seen & enjoys both, but Vampir is the one she watches all the time.  We're the opposite of most couples, she loves horror movies (not slasher-gory movies but what I'd call "true" horror movies) and I can't stand them.  Meanwhile, I love horror games and she doesn't.  :P
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 21, 2014, 06:56:12 am
Scott - You ever play any VtM or Bloodlines?
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Post by: scott on February 21, 2014, 09:05:40 am
Scott - You ever play any VtM or Bloodlines?

VtM? Or do you mean CotM?

If you mean Circle of the Moon, I've played, but never finished it. I thought it was a good game, but I played it after Aria of Sorrow and it seems a bit weak in comparison. I'm going to go back to it eventually, because it really was a good game and it's challenging having to Metroidvania with only a whip.

As for Bloodlines, I've yet to beat that as well. I've gotten pretty far, but eventually game overed with both John Morris and Eric Lecarde. It's been a few years since I've played it though and I've not sat down and powered through it. If I remember correctly, I had a hard time playing as Lecarde, because "Castlevania has whips". Which is funny because I loved Symphony of the Night and had no problem with it. Also I like how they used the story of this game to tie in to the actual Dracula novel.
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 21, 2014, 09:26:42 am
VtM = Vampire: the Masquerade
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Post by: scott on February 21, 2014, 09:27:41 am
Aah. Nope. Never played any of the Vampire games.
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Post by: burningdoom on February 21, 2014, 08:15:14 pm
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines for PC looked awesome in a review I saw of it. So I got it off of Steam. But when I actually started playing it, it wasn't as fun. Funny how games are like that. They can look awesome, but you aren't really sure if it's good until you have a controller/keyboard in your hands to see how it handles.
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 22, 2014, 06:15:08 am
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines for PC looked awesome in a review I saw of it. So I got it off of Steam. But when I actually started playing it, it wasn't as fun. Funny how games are like that. They can look awesome, but you aren't really sure if it's good until you have a controller/keyboard in your hands to see how it handles.

Yeah - I haven't played it myself -but- I've heard other friends say the same thing about the game...
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Post by: argyle on February 22, 2014, 06:57:00 am
Just finished DMC - fantastic game.  I haven't played a bad Ninja Theory game yet, and they just seem to keep getting better & better.  It's a shame this game didn't sell better, I hear that Capcom is going back to the old stuff if/when they make another game in the series.  Not only did they nail the gameplay in this one, which is a huge accomplishment on its own, but they tell a really good story that shows they had a great love for the source material.

Oh well - my dream is that their next game is a PS4 follow-up to Heavenly Sword, using everything they've learned since making the original game. 
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Post by: badATchaos on February 22, 2014, 08:51:13 am
totally addicted to Rising Storm.
http://vgcollect.com/item/52359 (http://vgcollect.com/item/52359)
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Post by: scott on February 22, 2014, 09:56:57 am
Ah I remember why Lords of Shadow annoyed me... QTEs.


... and chupacabras.
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Post by: soera on February 24, 2014, 11:53:48 am
Still playing Bravely Default. Im really enjoying this. Im about 40 hours in now and have access to a majority of the jobs.

So far, my line up is : Tiz - 10 knight with 9 freelancer back up, Ringabel - 10 ranger with 9 thief backup, Edea is 10 red mage with 9 spell fencer back up, and Agnes is 10 white mage with 8 performer back up. The jump from 8 to 9 in exp cost is unreal. Ive revived the wind, water, and fire crystal. Character levels are all at 41. Been working on rebuilding the town a lot too. Some neat stuff comes from there.

Game is awesome and definitely a high chance at one of the games of the year.
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 24, 2014, 12:19:09 pm
Still playing Bravely Default. Im really enjoying this. Im about 40 hours in now and have access to a majority of the jobs.

So far, my line up is : Tiz - 10 knight with 9 freelancer back up, Ringabel - 10 ranger with 9 thief backup, Edea is 10 red mage with 9 spell fencer back up, and Agnes is 10 white mage with 8 performer back up. The jump from 8 to 9 in exp cost is unreal. Ive revived the wind, water, and fire crystal. Character levels are all at 41. Been working on rebuilding the town a lot too. Some neat stuff comes from there.

Game is awesome and definitely a high chance at one of the games of the year.

Seriously...wtf is up w/ some of these names  :o
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Post by: anruiukimi on February 24, 2014, 12:27:41 pm

Seriously...wtf is up w/ some of these names  :o

It's supposed to be a pun. :P
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Post by: soera on February 24, 2014, 12:36:40 pm
You gotta give this one a try! I really think you will enjoy it. :D
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Post by: argyle on February 24, 2014, 03:28:08 pm
Seriously...wtf is up w/ some of these names  :o

I thought that was a super weird name when playing the demo too - then I watched the intro to the full game, and when they give his backstory I just chuckled.  It's pretty clever IMO, and poking fun at a genre cliche. 
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 24, 2014, 04:15:53 pm
Yeah, I thought that naming the MC for Radiata Stories "Jack Russel" was kinda funny & cute  ;D
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Post by: argyle on February 24, 2014, 04:50:00 pm
Radiata Stories...that game is in my pile of shame.  One day...
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Post by: pacpix on February 24, 2014, 09:02:23 pm
Still playing Bravely Default. Im really enjoying this. Im about 40 hours in now and have access to a majority of the jobs.

So far, my line up is : Tiz - 10 knight with 9 freelancer back up, Ringabel - 10 ranger with 9 thief backup, Edea is 10 red mage with 9 spell fencer back up, and Agnes is 10 white mage with 8 performer back up. The jump from 8 to 9 in exp cost is unreal. Ive revived the wind, water, and fire crystal. Character levels are all at 41. Been working on rebuilding the town a lot too. Some neat stuff comes from there.

Game is awesome and definitely a high chance at one of the games of the year.
I have been enjoying this one as well, but I am not nearly as far as you are.  I was wiped out in the first round by the boss guarding the Wind crystal and have not felt like doing any level grinding yet.
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Post by: soera on February 24, 2014, 10:10:46 pm
This game does definitely require grinding time which Im cool with. And unlike a lot of previous rpgs Ive played, a lot of the boss fights really need some sort of strategy to beat them other than just hit + heal. I had a few fights that frustrated me for sure!
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Post by: blipcs76 on February 25, 2014, 10:18:44 am
Been playing Zombi U lately.  I really love this game.  The atmosphere is amazing; the city looks completely ravaged and desolate.  While it's not a technical marvel (character models definitely look last-gen), it does look pretty amazing, especially in really dark areas.  The sense of dread and tension is wonderful, as you never know if there's a zombie right around the corner or out of the cone of your flashlight, and zombies can one-shot kill you in this game if you're unprepared.  The sound is also great, with fantastic ambiance and effective use of music and sounds, like the far off zombie noises.

And it does the best job of utilizing the Wii U gamepad than anything else I've tried.  It's extremely immersive.  The gamepad functions as your map, inventory, scanner (physically hold up and move around the pad to scan your surroundings); it used for inputting numbers into keypads, lock picking and other tactile functions.  Your guide through the game speaks to you directly through the speakers on the gamepad, which makes it feel like an actual communications device.  When you're using your touchscreen, the game does not pause.  You better be sure you're in a safe place because you can't see when you're looking in your backpack, and a zombie can sneak right up on you.

Some reviewers have complained about the gameplay being a bit repetitive, but it doesn't bother me at all.  Others have said it's too slow.  That's what I enjoy about it.  You're not Rambo, you're everyday people put in this scenario and you're trying your best to stay alive.  Death has consequence, as you lose all of your accumulated gear and stat upgrades.  A great feature is when you die, your character comes back as a zombie.  You're 'reborn' as a new character that has to track down your previous zombified character and kill them to reclaim your stuff.  So cool!

Your main weapon through the game is a cricket bat that you whack zombies with and you later get additional guns, flares, etc.  There's often more than one way to approach a zombie or group of zombies.  My only complaint is that the world feels a bit small and forced.  I'd preferred to have a bit more freedom to roam and explore rather than the rigid path the game pushes you through, but that being said I would LOVE to see a sequel to this game.  It's fun, creative and genuinely scary without relying much on jump scares.
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 25, 2014, 10:56:23 am
Enjoying A Game =  :)

Enjoying a game that was generally panned by critics/*cough*"Professional"*cough* Reviewers =  ;D

Appreciating reviews for *Exactly* what they ALL are = One Person's Opinion =   8)

NEVER making a decision to buy/not buy a game based on one or many reviews (read: "Opinions", remember:) =  ;)

Buying & playing the games that *YOU* want to buy and play (after reading as many positive and/or negative reviews of it as you want + knowing/believing that the very best thing to do with places like "Metacritic" = is to ignore them/act like they don't exist =

Wanna' game together with me sometime?!  :o
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Post by: spac316 on February 25, 2014, 01:37:20 pm
I've been playing GTA V. I'm almost finished with the story.
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Post by: MJMaranan on February 26, 2014, 01:30:04 am
Falling in love with Skies Of Arcadia on the Dreamcast.  As with all or most of my games...  Unless scripted, trying to finish the game without anyone ever fainting in battle.   ;D
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Post by: scott on February 26, 2014, 07:42:05 am
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Wtf is up with these stealth missions?
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Post by: disgaeniac on February 26, 2014, 08:06:40 am
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Wtf is up with these stealth missions?

Maybe your LoS2 disc was mixed-up/replaced with a Thief disc OR it's just a Thief disc stamped & labeled as a Castlevania one   :o
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 02, 2014, 08:47:21 pm
I bought Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze on the Wii U and been taking my time with that.  It's some fun stuff. I need to go back and finish Ducktales Remastered on the Wii U and unlock the 2 other worlds I need to get in Super Mario 3D World.
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Post by: foxhack on March 02, 2014, 09:03:34 pm
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Wtf is up with these stealth missions?

Heh.

Apparently the game had a rather... tumultuous development, to say the least. :(
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Post by: soera on March 03, 2014, 02:32:38 pm
Just hit 80 hours on Bravely Default and on chapter 6. Weird things going on later in the game. Still awesome though!
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Post by: argyle on March 03, 2014, 02:35:31 pm
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Wtf is up with these stealth missions?

Heh.

Apparently the game had a rather... tumultuous development, to say the least. :(

It shows.  :(  Easily my biggest disappointment so far this year, and I'll be shocked if anything tops it. 
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Post by: disgaeniac on March 03, 2014, 02:38:54 pm
Just hit 80 hours on Bravely Default and on chapter 6. Weird things going on later in the game. Still awesome though!

I've heard that there's A LOT of repetition later in the game - is that what you're talking about?
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Post by: soera on March 03, 2014, 02:53:12 pm
Yeah it is.
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Post by: soera on March 06, 2014, 03:02:26 pm
Still on Bravely. Just hit 100 hours and maxed all jobs/exp levels and 15 hours til my town is 100% complete. On chapter 6 and about to awaken the final crystal (again). The end game is revealing itself pretty nicely now.
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Post by: blipcs76 on March 07, 2014, 10:41:43 am
I've been hooked on Zombi U.  I adore what they've created in this game.  It uses the gamepad better than anything else I've played on the Wii U -- and last night I got to the nursery level.  Anyone who's played this game knows what I'm talking about.  That level was absolutely terrifying, and it uses the gamepad in ways to increase the tension through the roof.  My wife watched me play as I audibly yelped a few times inside that place.  Ugh.

I had to check playthroughs on YouTube and those guys had reactions like I did last night, so I don't feel quite so bad now :)
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Post by: scott on March 07, 2014, 10:57:12 am
I'm about 4 hours into Lords of Shadow 2. So far I'm digging it, and I actually kind of like turning into a rat and scurrying around.

Playing it on PC instead of my PS3 copy. Thanks to the new video card I'm running it pretty close to max settings and it looks gorgeous. Also, I'm not finding the modern setting to be generic, it looks pretty impressive to me.
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Post by: brunauss on March 07, 2014, 02:29:06 pm
Disappearing from site in the real world again and find myself bouncing between Disney Infinity and ModNation Racers on my PS3.
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Post by: jellysauce on March 07, 2014, 03:39:59 pm
im currently playing gradius, monster party, zelda 2, and startropics.

i've never beaten a shoot em up before but i want gradius to be my first. im so horrible at this kind of game but ill slowly get this game down.
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Post by: foxhack on March 07, 2014, 04:23:06 pm
I've been playing / betatesting Escape Goat 2 on PC. It's great. ;p

I've also been playing this little shooter called Major Mayhem. It's basically a cartoonish Cabal / Blood Bros. / Time Crisis mashup, very entertaining and easy to pick up. This was originally an Android game but the PC version doesn't have the usual pay to unlock stuff the phone version does. (You do have to play the game to get money for stuff, and it's a grind.)

The game's fun but some of the achievements will take ages... there's "Kill 2000 enemies" achievements for every weapon. Not fun. :P
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Post by: disgaeniac on March 24, 2014, 12:23:48 pm
After completing about 90% of GFP - I'm putting it down for awhile & playing the HD FFX + X-2 games on my PS3  ;D
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Post by: scott on March 24, 2014, 12:48:21 pm
Lots and lots of Diablo III. Gonna try to sneak in some more while the GF is watching Dancing and Castle tonight too ha. Gotta love Blizzard bumping up exp in the lead up to Reaper of Souls. This guy (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Spazmet-1962/hero/40639518) started out at level 36 or so, last week.
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Post by: soera on March 24, 2014, 02:28:23 pm
You making me want to play Diablo again!
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Post by: scott on March 24, 2014, 02:41:24 pm
You should get it for PC and horde that sucker for yourself!
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Post by: 90snostalga on March 24, 2014, 03:58:42 pm
I'm about 4 hours into Lords of Shadow 2. So far I'm digging it, and I actually kind of like turning into a rat and scurrying around.

Playing it on PC instead of my PS3 copy. Thanks to the new video card I'm running it pretty close to max settings and it looks gorgeous. Also, I'm not finding the modern setting to be generic, it looks pretty impressive to me.

What kind of video card you get?
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Post by: disgaeniac on March 24, 2014, 04:15:21 pm
You making me want to play Diablo again!

You getting it again for your PS4?
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 24, 2014, 04:55:10 pm
Gotten kinda focus on doing my craft stuff and tv show/movie watching at nights, so haven't gamed in abit, but I am playing Assassin's Creed 4 on Wii U.
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Post by: turf on March 24, 2014, 04:56:35 pm
Gotten kinda focus on doing my craft stuff and tv show/movie watching at nights, so haven't gamed in abit, but I am playing Assassin's Creed 4 on Wii U.

It is such a damn fine game.  It might rival Red Dead Redemption for my favorite game this generation.  How far are you?
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 24, 2014, 05:42:04 pm
Gotten kinda focus on doing my craft stuff and tv show/movie watching at nights, so haven't gamed in abit, but I am playing Assassin's Creed 4 on Wii U.

It is such a damn fine game.  It might rival Red Dead Redemption for my favorite game this generation.  How far are you?

Not as far as I'd like, mostly just been trying to collect as much as I can in Havana right now lol
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Post by: soera on March 24, 2014, 09:42:15 pm
You should get it for PC and horde that sucker for yourself!

Oh man, dont tempt me.

You making me want to play Diablo again!

You getting it again for your PS4?

I think this may be the route I will go. You are allowed to transfer characters from PS3 to PS4 and its already confirmed getting the expansion.
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Post by: anruiukimi on March 25, 2014, 12:07:07 am
In the last few days I've played:

Rome: Total War
Civilization V
Dragon Warrior VII (had to test this PS2 slim I picked up for downstairs, donchaknow)
Mario Kart 7 (good times :D )
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Post by: scott on March 25, 2014, 09:52:09 am
You should get it for PC and horde that sucker for yourself!

Oh man, dont tempt me.

You making me want to play Diablo again!

You getting it again for your PS4?

I think this may be the route I will go. You are allowed to transfer characters from PS3 to PS4 and its already confirmed getting the expansion.

Or you can get the PC version, which already has the expansion. ;)
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Post by: soera on March 25, 2014, 10:24:34 am
You're killin me Scott! :) I would like it though.  8)
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Post by: scott on March 25, 2014, 10:33:07 am
One of us! One of us!
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Post by: anruiukimi on March 25, 2014, 03:27:51 pm
No Diablo for me! :P The pc games I'm playing now are Civ5 (like always) and now I'm trying out Rome: Total War. Also enjoyed myself thoroughly with one of the newer Typing of the Dead games...
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Post by: teck on March 25, 2014, 04:30:43 pm
Dynasty Warriors 8 Complete tonight~!  I can't wait~!
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Post by: argyle on March 25, 2014, 08:43:42 pm
Dynasty Warriors 8 Complete tonight~!  I can't wait~!

Jealous, but I'm already picking up too much this week - it will have to wait. 
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Post by: teck on March 26, 2014, 07:23:56 am
Dynasty Warriors 8 Complete tonight~!  I can't wait~!

Jealous, but I'm already picking up too much this week - it will have to wait.

Just finished my first run (the kill everything directly in front of you and ignore the battle run)....  And I very much like it....
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Post by: turf on March 29, 2014, 12:40:27 am
I spent a half hour it so with Mighty Final Fight this evening.  When I got this game years ago I tried it out to see if it worked, then it hit the shelf (well, it was a container back then). It didn't do much for me. So I let it sit for years.
Fast Forward to this afternoon.  I see a YouTube video claiming this game is the best beat 'em up on the NES. They say it's better than Double Dragon and River City Ransom. Well, that random YouTube reviewer may have just been right. This is a damn fine game. It sucks if you pick Haggar, but Cody is badass. I didn't try Guy out.

I give Mighty Final Fight two cute, chubby, cartoony thumbs up!   
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Post by: stethebubble on March 29, 2014, 10:45:30 am
No Diablo for me! :P The pc games I'm playing now are Civ5 (like always) and now I'm trying out Rome: Total War. Also enjoyed myself thoroughly with one of the newer Typing of the Dead games...

humble bundle?
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Post by: stethebubble on March 29, 2014, 10:46:06 am
You should get it for PC and horde that sucker for yourself!

Oh man, dont tempt me.

You making me want to play Diablo again!

You getting it again for your PS4?

I think this may be the route I will go. You are allowed to transfer characters from PS3 to PS4 and its already confirmed getting the expansion.

Or you can get the PC version, which already has the expansion. ;)

what he said
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Post by: scott on March 29, 2014, 11:02:47 am
You should get it for PC and horde that sucker for yourself!

Oh man, dont tempt me.

You making me want to play Diablo again!

You getting it again for your PS4?

I think this may be the route I will go. You are allowed to transfer characters from PS3 to PS4 and its already confirmed getting the expansion.

Or you can get the PC version, which already has the expansion. ;)

what he said

One of us! One of us!
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Post by: stethebubble on March 29, 2014, 04:23:36 pm
You should get it for PC and horde that sucker for yourself!

Oh man, dont tempt me.

You making me want to play Diablo again!

You getting it again for your PS4?

I think this may be the route I will go. You are allowed to transfer characters from PS3 to PS4 and its already confirmed getting the expansion.

Or you can get the PC version, which already has the expansion. ;)

what he said

One of us! One of us!

hit lvl 60 today. then paragon lvl 4.
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Post by: disgaeniac on March 29, 2014, 05:24:05 pm
You should get it for PC and horde that sucker for yourself!

Oh man, dont tempt me.

You making me want to play Diablo again!

You getting it again for your PS4?

I think this may be the route I will go. You are allowed to transfer characters from PS3 to PS4 and its already confirmed getting the expansion.

Or you can get the PC version, which already has the expansion. ;)

what he said

None of us! None of us!
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Post by: burningdoom on March 29, 2014, 08:35:51 pm
(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/8417.jpg)

I tried out Zombie Revenge on Dreamcast today, which I picked up at Goodwill recently. And dang, what a freaking fun game! I played 3-4 games of it, all continues allowed. Couldn't beat it, but I'm sure with a little memorization and few more play-throughs I can do better.

Someone once told me it was a 3D fighter, and so I stayed away. Apparently that person doesn't know the different between a beat-em up and a fighter. So much Sega style squeezed into this, and pretty impressive looking for a Dreamcast game. Don't pass this one up if you have a Dreamcast, it's a MUST-HAVE Dreamcast game; and it's cheap to boot!

That inspired an entire Dreamcast playing session today. I also played these games and had a blast today:

-House of the Dead 2
-Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super-Heroes
-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
-Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense

And I have this one waiting to play which requires a little more time and input; after I take this little break:

(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/8212.jpg)

And coincidently enough, I just saw today on CGR's website that it's Sega Dreamcast Week on Classic Game Room! How appropriate.

 Sega Dreamcast Week on CGR  (http://"http://classicgameroom.com/feature-article/?id=184")
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Post by: redblaze57 on March 29, 2014, 08:42:56 pm

And I have this one waiting to play which requires a little more time and input; after I take this little break:

(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/8212.jpg)

probably some of my favorite bad voice acting ever*


*in a video game
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Post by: bobster on March 29, 2014, 10:36:41 pm
(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/8417.jpg)

I tried out Zombie Revenge on Dreamcast today, which I picked up at Goodwill recently. And dang, what a freaking fun game! I played 3-4 games of it, all continues allowed. Couldn't beat it, but I'm sure with a little memorization and few more play-throughs I can do better.

Someone once told me it was a 3D fighter, and so I stayed away. Apparently that person doesn't know the different between a beat-em up and a fighter. So much Sega style squeezed into this, and pretty impressive looking for a Dreamcast game. Don't pass this one up if you have a Dreamcast, it's a MUST-HAVE Dreamcast game; and it's cheap to boot!

That inspired an entire Dreamcast playing session today. I also played these games and had a blast today:

-House of the Dead 2
-Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super-Heroes
-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
-Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense

And I have this one waiting to play which requires a little more time and input; after I take this little break:

(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/8212.jpg)

And coincidently enough, I just saw today on CGR's website that it's Sega Dreamcast Week on Classic Game Room! How appropriate.

 Sega Dreamcast Week on CGR  (http://"http://classicgameroom.com/feature-article/?id=184")
Zombie Revenge is a good time! I'm sure you know that it's actually in the same universe as house of the dead. I haven't beaten it either :(
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Post by: argyle on March 29, 2014, 11:14:37 pm
Loved Zombie Revenge back in the day - "Look for the man with the GOLD EYE!"   ;D
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Post by: karyann on March 30, 2014, 01:43:21 pm
I started (and almost finished) Attack of the Friday Monsters yesterday, and man it's awesome :) It's really laid-back, the ambience is great, the characters are appealing, the story is simple but fun. I couldn't put it down, until I was forced to (which is the only reason I haven't finished it in one sitting)
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Post by: burningdoom on March 30, 2014, 03:45:10 pm
Zombie Revenge is a good time! I'm sure you know that it's actually in the same universe as house of the dead. I haven't beaten it either :(

I didn't know that. But the entire time I was playing it I was thinking it had a very similar style to House of the Dead with the voice-acting, similar monsters, and the fact you were playing as special agents.
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Post by: MJMaranan on March 30, 2014, 04:21:16 pm
Tried out the demo for Loren The Amazon Princess.  Pretty decent for a game but for a $25 digital-only game with soundtrack...  I'll at least keep an eye when it goes on sale.
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Post by: pacpix on March 30, 2014, 05:12:26 pm
I googled Star Wars Battlefront II mods last weekend and downloaded a lot of them.  Basically the only game I have been playing since ha.
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Post by: tripredacus on March 31, 2014, 03:16:30 pm
I got the Space Victory as England in Civ 5.
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Post by: anruiukimi on March 31, 2014, 03:25:16 pm
I got the Space Victory as England in Civ 5.

Whoohoo! Always good. :D
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Post by: burningdoom on March 31, 2014, 04:23:18 pm
I googled Star Wars Battlefront II mods last weekend and downloaded a lot of them.  Basically the only game I have been playing since ha.

My copies are console copies, so no can do for me. But the Battlefront games are my favorite Star Wars games. So much fun!
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Post by: teck on March 31, 2014, 06:08:13 pm
Still playing DW8XL complete....  I thought I'd have moved on to Dark Souls 2, but as it turns out ambition mode got a significant addition in the XL as well so it looks like I'm locked down for a while....
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 31, 2014, 06:47:52 pm
Played MGS: Grounds Zeroes last night.  Glad I only rented it from Redbox as it was pretty much what I heard and expected lol I do like the gameplay changes and how the game actually doesn't feel really that clunky anymore.  Stuff I thought was gonna be terrible like the refilling health and Sutherland voice wasn't so bad.  Overall it has me very excited for the game and really hoping it gets a PC release as Kojima showed interest in it.
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Post by: foxhack on March 31, 2014, 06:53:31 pm
A friend of mine gifted me a copy of Gigantic Army on Steam.

But what is Gigantic Army...?

Well, remember Cybernator on the SNES? That's it. That's the game. This is a clone of Cybernator developed by an indie dev in Japan. It's AMAZING. Sadly there's not much in the story department, but the graphics are pretty decent, the music is good, and it controls like a dream.

It's also HARD but not throw your pad at the floor hard. Enemies -telegraph- their attacks because they're friggin MECHS, they're slow and bulky and if you get hit it's your own fault. My only issue is the stupid time limit in stages. Have a trailer:


I really recommend getting this on a sale.
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Post by: burningdoom on March 31, 2014, 06:55:49 pm
About to start this bad-boy, just showed up in the mail today! 8)

(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/37947.jpg)
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Post by: stethebubble on March 31, 2014, 07:50:29 pm
I googled Star Wars Battlefront II mods last weekend and downloaded a lot of them.  Basically the only game I have been playing since ha.

My copies are console copies, so no can do for me. But the Battlefront games are my favorite Star Wars games. So much fun!

like wise
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Post by: argyle on March 31, 2014, 10:48:50 pm
Played MGS: Grounds Zeroes last night.  Glad I only rented it from Redbox as it was pretty much what I heard and expected lol I do like the gameplay changes and how the game actually doesn't feel really that clunky anymore.  Stuff I thought was gonna be terrible like the refilling health and Sutherland voice wasn't so bad.  Overall it has me very excited for the game and really hoping it gets a PC release as Kojima showed interest in it.

I think MGS fans kinda did this to themselves.  It was well known that most people bought Zone of the Enders just for the MGS2 demo.  I think they finally just figured "Why bother with the pretext?  Just sell the demo straight out."
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 01, 2014, 02:49:48 am
Played MGS: Grounds Zeroes last night.  Glad I only rented it from Redbox as it was pretty much what I heard and expected lol I do like the gameplay changes and how the game actually doesn't feel really that clunky anymore.  Stuff I thought was gonna be terrible like the refilling health and Sutherland voice wasn't so bad.  Overall it has me very excited for the game and really hoping it gets a PC release as Kojima showed interest in it.

I think MGS fans kinda did this to themselves.  It was well known that most people bought Zone of the Enders just for the MGS2 demo.  I think they finally just figured "Why bother with the pretext?  Just sell the demo straight out."

Pretty much.  This is obviously like a tutorial level in Phantom Pain that they slapped extra content onto so they could sell it.  If they just released the main section as is, it's basically a demo or at the very most a 5 dollar digital buy for fans to wet their beaks and see what new ideas the Phantom Pain will bring.  I'm not someone that wants to play on every difficulty perfectly, to gather every single item unless it gives me something really cool, and do essentially challenge maps, so 30 bucks for it is ridiculous.

I will give them that the intro for this is kind amazing and I wish I had a PS4 to see it in the best quality, because it's this really awesome, no cut, shot that has to be like 5 minutes long that follows the bad guy, you get a little story, a little intrigue, and then basically seamlessly merges with you as Snake and it was incredibly well done.  Looking up the intro on Youtube, it is actually nearly 10 minutes long.  I was totally into this entire scene.
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Post by: 90snostalga on April 01, 2014, 02:40:10 pm
Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo!   :) :) :) :)
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Post by: pacpix on April 01, 2014, 03:05:11 pm
Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo!   :) :) :) :)
Nice! Are you planning on doing a 101% run or just playing through the levels?
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Post by: burningdoom on April 01, 2014, 04:03:21 pm
Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo!   :) :) :) :)

Nice! One of the best on the SNES. I just completed my DKC series collection with my recent acquisition of DKC 3: Dixie's Double Trouble on SNES. (Well, I don't have Donkey Kong 64 yet, but does that count as part of the DKC series?)
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Post by: pacpix on April 01, 2014, 04:11:33 pm
Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo!   :) :) :) :)

Nice! One of the best on the SNES. I just completed my DKC series collection with my recent acquisition of DKC 3: Dixie's Double Trouble on SNES. (Well, I don't have Donkey Kong 64 yet, but does that count as part of the DKC series?)
No Donkey Kong 64 is a separate game from the rest of the DKC series.
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Post by: blipcs76 on April 01, 2014, 04:37:06 pm
Nearly finished up with Zombi U.  I've loved it from beginning to end, however my wife stepped between me and the TV last time I played and I got double hammered by zombies (and if you're not ready, any zombie is a potential one-hit kill).  It's right at the end of the game, so it throws way more zombies than normal at you and my character that died had all my good items on them and I can't really reach them now (when you die, your new character has to track down your zombiefied old character and kill them to get your gear back).  So I have to figure out how to get through the end of the game with essentially just my starting weapons.  Gonna be fun...
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Post by: disgaeniac on April 01, 2014, 05:39:08 pm
Still (lovingly lost in nostalgia nation as I'm) playing the FFX & X-2 HD games on my PS3  ;D

LMAO!

Just had my 1st "game over" in it  :o

I was in the Calm Lands, capturing me some monsters when...the long-time bane of FF players everywhere, decided to raise his ugly-ass self and his/her(?!) Breath was soooooo Bad ==> that it caused confusion on all 3 of my active party members (btw - I'm personally, atm at least, partial to rolling with Rikku, Tidus, and Wakka); and (*ONLY* because I'd saved a few minutes earlier:) hilarity ensued as my party members killed each other off...until Tidus - the last one standing, killed himself  8)

And...O.M.G.!   :)

As an American (thus, never having had access to the "International version" before) ==>

==>There's just SO MUCH freakin' new content that I could very easily see (the 2 games + extras) taking Months (instead of weeks) to do everything  :P

Value for price paid?

Win, win, win, and...WIN!
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Post by: 90snostalga on April 01, 2014, 07:14:30 pm
Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo!   :) :) :) :)
Nice! Are you planning on doing a 101% run or just playing through the levels?

I plan on doing the full complete game.  If I keep trying over and over and get too frustrated, then I will just play the levels to and beat the final level and be done. 
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Post by: foxhack on April 01, 2014, 11:51:26 pm
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on April 02, 2014, 02:32:32 am
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.

I'm actually quite interested in picking it up....  Do you think it was worth it so far~?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on April 02, 2014, 02:44:19 am
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.
I have also been playing this today.  Having a lot of fun with it so far.
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Post by: elraiser on April 02, 2014, 11:25:00 am
Been playing it since last Tuesday every free minute i have:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a2/Diablo_III_RoS_Cover.jpg)

:)
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Post by: foxhack on April 02, 2014, 11:47:44 am
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.

I'm actually quite interested in picking it up....  Do you think it was worth it so far~?

It's pretty stupid, and it also seems to need a machine that's a lot faster than mine. It's certainly entertaining but since it uses Unreal Engine 3 and PhysX, my system can barely handle it at this point in its development.
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Post by: turf on April 02, 2014, 11:48:11 am
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.
I have also been playing this today.  Having a lot of fun with it so far.

Wait... What???
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 02, 2014, 11:58:39 am
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.
I have also been playing this today.  Having a lot of fun with it so far.

Wait... What???

Don't let him get your...goat  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 02, 2014, 12:23:49 pm
This is one of those games that started with "what kind of shit could we make that no one would believe even exists?"
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on April 02, 2014, 01:45:32 pm
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.

I'm actually quite interested in picking it up....  Do you think it was worth it so far~?

It's pretty stupid, and it also seems to need a machine that's a lot faster than mine. It's certainly entertaining but since it uses Unreal Engine 3 and PhysX, my system can barely handle it at this point in its development.
Same for me.  I have to play it on all of the lowest settings and it is still pretty laggy.  The game is hilarious though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on April 02, 2014, 01:47:13 pm
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.
I have also been playing this today.  Having a lot of fun with it so far.

Wait... What???
This should answer all of your questions
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Post by: fazerco on April 02, 2014, 01:57:34 pm
 :o
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Post by: disgaeniac on April 02, 2014, 02:03:09 pm
This is one of those games that started with "what kind of shit could we make that no one would believe even exists?"

*Looks at & fondly remembers playing through his copy of Mr. Mosquito*
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on April 02, 2014, 02:12:26 pm
This is one of those games that started with "what kind of shit could we make that no one would believe even exists?"

*Looks at & fondly remembers playing through his copy of Mr. Mosquito*
Mr. Mosquito is so fun! I love that game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on April 02, 2014, 02:28:39 pm
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.
I have also been playing this today.  Having a lot of fun with it so far.

Wait... What???
This should answer all of your questions

Nope.  I'm even more lost. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 02, 2014, 02:29:25 pm
I'm playing Goat Simulator.

Yes, really.
I have also been playing this today.  Having a lot of fun with it so far.

Wait... What???
This should answer all of your questions

Holy shit. I just watched that trailer. That has to be the most unusual looking game Ive ever seen.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 02, 2014, 02:30:04 pm
Nope.  I'm even more lost.

This sums it up for me too!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 02, 2014, 05:24:04 pm
This is one of those games that started with "what kind of shit could we make that no one would believe even exists?"

*Looks at & fondly remembers playing through his copy of Mr. Mosquito*
Mr. Mosquito is so fun! I love that game.

Shame its sequel was JP Only...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on April 02, 2014, 05:28:44 pm
Nope.  I'm even more lost.

This sums it up for me too!


Better?
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Post by: doctorlaudanum on April 02, 2014, 06:51:09 pm
I don't care what anyone says -- that Goat Simulator trailer is ART.
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Post by: burningdoom on April 02, 2014, 07:27:11 pm
Am I the only one a little disturbed by positive portrayal of some pretty violent stuff happening to an animal in those trailers?
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 02, 2014, 07:30:44 pm
Am I the only one a little disturbed by positive portrayal of some pretty violent stuff happening to an animal in those trailers?

Probably? I don't know, because it's such an utterly ridiculous and nonsensical game, you really can't take it seriously.  It's such a goofy ass game, where you can become the goat king which allows you to spawn "peasant" goats at will and then you can go and become a demon goat by sacrificing 5 people on a pentagram you find giving you like crazy weird demon type powers.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on April 02, 2014, 08:03:17 pm
After I read that, let me be clear on something that I'm not sure came across right: I know it's not a real animal.

I meant that I find it a little disturbing that people are getting joy from doing violent things to the goat. But now that I think about it, maybe something is wrong with me, since I don't find it the least bit disturbing when I play violent video games about people but I do when it's an animal. Oh well.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on April 02, 2014, 08:25:41 pm
Am I the only one a little disturbed by positive portrayal of some pretty violent stuff happening to an animal in those trailers?

As opposed to the animal hurting people and destroying everything in its path?

Also, despite all the violence, explosions and fire - there isn't a single drop of blood or dismemberment in the game. Whenever you lose control due to an explosion or simply falling from a great height, you go into ragdoll mode (same as the humans or other goats). Press a button and you're back on your four legs.

Hell I jumped into a combine harvester (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combine_harvester). All it did was throw me halfway across the map. Right next to the goat-fighting arena.

Yes, that's a real thing.

The game is stupid and ridiculous on purpose, but if there was blood and actual maiming then I'd agree with you.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: redblaze57 on April 02, 2014, 08:30:05 pm
well among all the Madness going around with Goat simulator. I've Decided to go and play Alice: Madness Returns again... for that bad transition I'll see myself out.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 02, 2014, 08:40:30 pm
After I read that, let me be clear on something that I'm not sure came across right: I know it's not a real animal.

I meant that I find it a little disturbing that people are getting joy from doing violent things to the goat. But now that I think about it, maybe something is wrong with me, since I don't find it the least bit disturbing when I play violent video games about people but I do when it's an animal. Oh well.

Well of course I didn't mean it that way, I just meant that it's such a ridiculous idea, combined with the bogus physics, and crazy set pieces, that it's far too goofy to ever take it in any serious regards that it's "positive portrayal" of animal cruelty.  Even if it was super bloody and violent, I don't think I could see it any other way than just silly.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on April 02, 2014, 11:03:28 pm
Alright, I kinda get it. But, is there enough game there to make it fun for longer than 10 min?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on April 02, 2014, 11:08:19 pm
Alright, I kinda get it. But, is there enough game there to make it fun for longer than 10 min?

If you have the mindset for this kinda game, yes. It also has Workshop (modding) support so you can add other things into the game. It just came out yesterday, so...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on April 03, 2014, 01:31:10 am
Alright, I kinda get it. But, is there enough game there to make it fun for longer than 10 min?
I have put six hours into the game and it is finally starting to get a little old as the map is small.  Looking forward to the new mods and maps though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on April 05, 2014, 06:20:57 pm
/sigh....  Back into Diablo 3 on PC again....  FML....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: blodwast on April 06, 2014, 03:19:18 pm
/sigh....  Back into Diablo 3 on PC again....  FML....

HAHAHA I know the feeling, I'm back on Diablo 3 aswell. Loot 2.0 patch made me come back :P.


Other than that, I'm currently playing (on and off) Pokémon Diamond (NDS) and Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360).
I say on and off as most of my playing time still goes on League of Legends (yeah, I just can't get over it haha).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on April 07, 2014, 08:10:35 pm
Saw this and thought of you fools.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/world-s-dumbest-game-goat-simulator-gets-a-shrek-mod-splitscreen-mode-and-new-map-on-the-way/1100-6418824/ (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/world-s-dumbest-game-goat-simulator-gets-a-shrek-mod-splitscreen-mode-and-new-map-on-the-way/1100-6418824/)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 07, 2014, 08:23:41 pm
Back to playing Assassin's Creed 4 after putting it up for abit.  Finally got to proper open world boat action and it's pretty great.  I also find it weird that Kenway in this is a better and more accomplished assassin than whats his face from AC3, except that he was raised for years by someone from the Assassin's, but Kenway is better even though Kenway has never trained and just happened to steal the suit from a dead dude lol They really didn't plan this character out very well, but I still love the game a hell of a lot more than AC3 which is mostly forgettable.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on April 07, 2014, 08:43:21 pm
Back to playing Assassin's Creed 4 after putting it up for abit.  Finally got to proper open world boat action and it's pretty great.  I also find it weird that Kenway in this is a better and more accomplished assassin than whats his face from AC3, except that he was raised for years by someone from the Assassin's, but Kenway is better even though Kenway has never trained and just happened to steal the suit from a dead dude lol They really didn't plan this character out very well, but I still love the game a hell of a lot more than AC3 which is mostly forgettable.

I really liked the story of AC3, but the game was a little weak. It really made you miss the setting of Italy from the Ezio trilogy. You need the tall buildings and swordplay. The pirate setting in AC4 is fantastic. I can't get enough of it.  I'm a badass at sea and on land. I love swashbuckling.  8)

Wait until you get a little further along. Robbing folks never gets old.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 07, 2014, 09:32:31 pm
I never was into AC games, but I liked the setting of AC3, it was just too boring with it's side stuff and the main guy of AC3 was an absolutely terrible character.  Didn't care a lot for the story too.  Really, I hate the modern world aspect of the series.  If it was just an afterthought, where it's like "You have access to your ancestors memories because of science, learn about this secret history!" and nothing more, I'd be way happier.  I'm just glad I haven't gone back to the modern setting more than once so far in AC4 lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 07, 2014, 11:56:22 pm
Had to start over in Dynasty Warriors 8 on the PS4.  You can transfer your save from the PS3 version...if you still own it.  If not, there's no way to get the save across.  And I traded mine in as soon as they announced the PS4 version.  Oh well, I don't mind starting over that much.

Also played some more Mercenary Kings.  Man, that game is all kinds of awesome.  That's the only PS+ game I don't already have that I'm interested in this month, but since I probably would have dropped the $20 on it that's good enough for me.  It's Metal Slug with missions, explorable levels & upgradable weapons.  It's old-school mixed with the best of modern game design.  Just full of win.  :)  The only thing that could possibly make it better would be a Vita version w/ cross-save support.   ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on April 08, 2014, 01:51:18 am
Had to start over in Dynasty Warriors 8 on the PS4.  You can transfer your save from the PS3 version...if you still own it.  If not, there's no way to get the save across.  And I traded mine in as soon as they announced the PS4 version.  Oh well, I don't mind starting over that much.

Also played some more Mercenary Kings.  Man, that game is all kinds of awesome.  That's the only PS+ game I don't already have that I'm interested in this month, but since I probably would have dropped the $20 on it that's good enough for me.  It's Metal Slug with missions, explorable levels & upgradable weapons.  It's old-school mixed with the best of modern game design.  Just full of win.  :)  The only thing that could possibly make it better would be a Vita version w/ cross-save support.   ;D

 Ouch....  Yeah, I've kept every copy I have ever owned, though a couple need to be replaced....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: MJMaranan on April 09, 2014, 01:07:23 am
Playing Evoland on Steam right now.  Nostalgia is awesome until I reached the ambushed/gauntlet area.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on April 09, 2014, 02:26:38 am
Playing Evoland on Steam right now.  Nostalgia is awesome until I reached the ambushed/gauntlet area.

I loved it too. But it's short as hell. And the final boss is infuriating.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: thecrypticodor on April 09, 2014, 03:12:32 am
I'm playing Ace Combat 4 Shattered Skies. Never got around to playing any of Ace Combat series outside of the early PS1 tittles. Gotta say I'm surprised at how solid the game is. Just ripped through the first ten missions in one sitting. I also acquired Ace Combat 5 somewhat recently so that's definitely gonna be moving up my gaming queue.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 10, 2014, 10:39:11 am
At home - Dynasty Warriors 8 Complete for the PS4.  Perfect weeknight "I'm tired & want to play something I don't have to think about too much" game.  :P  I think I'm at the last battle of the Shu campaign right now.  This is the best DW game in a long time, and possibly the best yet - but I do kinda miss being able to pick one guy & play through the entire story with him instead of being made to swap around for each battle.  Not a huge deal tho, I know there are other modes where I can focus on one guy.

On the go - Danganronpa.  Man, this game is great.  The writing is fantastic, the story really sucks you in and the strange setting and characters really get into your head.  Just a fantastic game - I'm going to have to make it a point sometime soon-ish to finally play through 999 & VLR, since I hear they're similar gameplay-wise. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on April 11, 2014, 11:37:35 pm
Just beat Infamous Second Son, and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised. Did NOT expect to like it as much as I did, since I thought the first game was pretty mediocre. The main character is what makes it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on April 12, 2014, 03:26:36 am
"I do kinda miss being able to pick one guy & play through the entire story with him instead of being made to swap around for each battle"

^This....  I enjoyed each character's individual stories, even if a solid 80% of the stories just over lapped in each faction....  It still felt better to me that way....  I do really like DW8XLC though....  I'm quite happy with the addition of a second EX attack with each character too....  I like that they're starting to expand on move set options instead of just mix them up like before....  I always thought that DW5 was the closest to getting this right before and then they started sharing weapons and changing move sets all willy-nilly....  Hopefully they'll start to focus on expansion again and not just variation....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on April 12, 2014, 08:45:19 pm
/sigh....  Back into Diablo 3 on PC again....  FML....

Hit me up w/ a friendy! Spazmet#1964
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on April 12, 2014, 09:53:43 pm
/sigh....  Back into Diablo 3 on PC again....  FML....

Hit me up w/ a friendy! Spazmet#1964

we still need to play together scott
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on April 12, 2014, 10:15:18 pm
Yessir, me, varkias and my cousin have been playing pretty regularly. I sent you a clan invite a few days ago, but you didn't accept it. I'll send you another one later tonight.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on April 13, 2014, 11:39:55 am
Yessir, me, varkias and my cousin have been playing pretty regularly. I sent you a clan invite a few days ago, but you didn't accept it. I'll send you another one later tonight.

who is in the clan?
how many people?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bikingjahuty on April 13, 2014, 02:43:00 pm
I've been on a handheld kick recently. Started playing Astroboy Omega Factor on the GBA this morning and WOW. . .where has this game been all my life! It definitely has Treasure's stamp of awesomeness all over it :p
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: MJMaranan on April 15, 2014, 01:01:02 am
Still trying to complete Evoland.  Getting the "Dodgeball" Achievement is pretty difficult for me to do.
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Post by: xstonekinghtx on April 15, 2014, 01:11:04 am
ff6 :3
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Post by: desocietas on April 15, 2014, 03:21:53 pm
ff6 :3

That's so funny, my boyfriend just started streaming FF6 last night!  I've never played it, so it's neat watching him play it.  Makes me want to pull out the PS2 and the anthology disc...

I just started playing Papers, Please after watching another friend stream it - it's sooooo addicting.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: exonerator on April 15, 2014, 03:48:51 pm
Right now I'm playing through Yoshi's Island on SNES.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 21, 2014, 01:49:59 am
Grabbed Kingdoms of Amalur on Steam and put a good few hours into it.  It's not bad, basically like an action heavy, single player, MMO.  It's that kind of game you can just dive in for awhile and if you aren't turned off by kinda generic questing, it can be fun.  Interesting tidbit of info about the game, the great Grant Kirkhope of Rare fame did the music for the game.  I'm super stoked for the music he'll be doing for the upcoming "A Hat in Time" 3D Platformer.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 21, 2014, 09:11:06 am
So far Amalur is by far and away my most favorite of the Western RPGs. I put almost 150 hours into it and loved every minute. I actually was sad when I ran out of stuff to do.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on April 21, 2014, 06:48:16 pm
So far Amalur is by far and away my most favorite of the Western RPGs. I put almost 150 hours into it and loved every minute. I actually was sad when I ran out of stuff to do.

I have it, but haven't given it a good amount of attention yet. It seemed cool, what I played of it.

But really? It's that good you'd say? Have you played Oblivion and Skyrim? Neverwinter Nights? It's better than those?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 21, 2014, 07:46:49 pm
Amalur's really fun, but the story is kinda "meh" and by the 2/3's mark or so you can become so overpowered that the rest of the game is a joke.  It had by far the easiest final boss I've ever seen, and part of that I'm sure was due to how ridiculously overpowered I was. 

I would have loved to see what they would have done with a sequel - smooth out a few of the rough patches & implement a better story and you'd have a top-notch game. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 21, 2014, 09:05:40 pm
Amalur's really fun, but the story is kinda "meh" and by the 2/3's mark or so you can become so overpowered that the rest of the game is a joke.  It had by far the easiest final boss I've ever seen, and part of that I'm sure was due to how ridiculously overpowered I was. 

I would have loved to see what they would have done with a sequel - smooth out a few of the rough patches & implement a better story and you'd have a top-notch game.

I could agree with all of this. I did play the Elder scrolls games but there was something about Amalur I really enjoyed. Not sure if I can put my finger on the point that made it better for me than them.
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Post by: dashv on April 21, 2014, 10:25:55 pm
Double Dragon NEON and Burnout Revenge.
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Post by: argyle on April 21, 2014, 11:28:20 pm
I love FFXIV so much it hurts.  ;D  I just got my Chocobo mount tonight - SO AWESOME!!!  Man, this game is so much better than Lightning Returns it's not even funny.  By far the best MMO I've played, it's just insanely addictive and filled with tons of variety.  S-E knocked it out of the park with this one. 

Oh, and playing with a controller works flawlessly as well.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 22, 2014, 08:29:45 am
I love FFXIV so much it hurts.  ;D  I just got my Chocobo mount tonight - SO AWESOME!!!  Man, this game is so much better than Lightning Returns it's not even funny.  By far the best MMO I've played, it's just insanely addictive and filled with tons of variety.  S-E knocked it out of the park with this one. 

Oh, and playing with a controller works flawlessly as well.  ;)

Grrrr, I dont need another MMO temptation.  :-X
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 22, 2014, 09:17:53 am
I love FFXIV so much it hurts.  ;D  I just got my Chocobo mount tonight - SO AWESOME!!!  Man, this game is so much better than Lightning Returns it's not even funny.  By far the best MMO I've played, it's just insanely addictive and filled with tons of variety.  S-E knocked it out of the park with this one. 

Oh, and playing with a controller works flawlessly as well.  ;)

Grrrr, I dont need another MMO temptation.  :-X

Just.

Say.

NO!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on April 22, 2014, 03:46:33 pm
Right now I'm playing through Yoshi's Island on SNES.

One of my favorites of all time  8)  Great choice!   :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on April 22, 2014, 07:03:51 pm
Almost done with Infamous Second Son now....  I have been pleasantly surprised by how fun it has been....  I think the best part is that each new set of powers you get sounds completely ridiculous and terrible, but then end up being more awesome than the previous ones....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on April 22, 2014, 11:36:33 pm
Almost done with Infamous Second Son now....  I have been pleasantly surprised by how fun it has been....  I think the best part is that each new set of powers you get sounds completely ridiculous and terrible, but then end up being more awesome than the previous ones....

Without spoilers... How's the story? Is it worth getting a PS4 to play?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 22, 2014, 11:55:43 pm
Goofed around in some Skullgirls today with a friend since Big Band was added to the game (Make sure to download him for free right now even if you don't plan to play it soon if you have the game already.  He's free for abit).  He's a fun character.  Kinda like Cerebella with the power hits, but has some great grabs and ways to reset people well and despite his size, he's rather fast for a power hitter.  Cerebella is still my main, but he was fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on April 23, 2014, 05:10:16 pm
Almost done with Infamous Second Son now....  I have been pleasantly surprised by how fun it has been....  I think the best part is that each new set of powers you get sounds completely ridiculous and terrible, but then end up being more awesome than the previous ones....

Without spoilers... How's the story? Is it worth getting a PS4 to play?

The story....  Hmm....  I won't say it is great, but it is solid....  Maybe I find it hard to relate to the main character, but I don't feel like the story was a major focus at all....  He rarely treats his surroundings with much great resolve or passion....  In fact, most of the time I'm under the impression that he just wants to romp around the city rebelling like a 16 year old....  That being said, what is there does hold up....  Minus some of his rather sharp jumpy conclusions that seem out of left field everything fits together....  The narrative is definitely second to gameplay though....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on April 24, 2014, 08:59:58 pm
I'm now jumping on Wolfenstein 3D for computer along with playing Donkey Kong for SNES...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: redblaze57 on April 24, 2014, 09:07:15 pm
I started really playing the new Strider on the PS4. It's actually really good.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on April 25, 2014, 09:06:48 am
I'm struggling to get through Mario and Luigi Dream Team. This game is just not fun. I don't know how deep I am because my son keeps playing it. The timer says 6 hours, but it's probably only about 3-4 hours of me.

Man, I hope this thing picks up.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: blipcs76 on April 25, 2014, 09:56:30 am
Finally got around to starting Xenoblade Chronicles.  For as much as this game was talked up by people, the first 2-3 hours didn't really impress me much.  But once i got out of the initial area, the game really started to open up.  The combat system is great and the environments are absolutely stunning.  Once I got into the first large open area, I was amazed at the scope of this game.  Draw distance is fantastic and really gives you a sense of how large this world is.

So now I'm hooked.  We just had our first baby last month and I find myself trading extremely valuable sleep to spend just a little more time with this game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 25, 2014, 10:20:18 am
Finally got around to starting Xenoblade Chronicles.  For as much as this game was talked up by people, the first 2-3 hours didn't really impress me much.  But once i got out of the initial area, the game really started to open up.  The combat system is great and the environments are absolutely stunning.  Once I got into the first large open area, I was amazed at the scope of this game.  Draw distance is fantastic and really gives you a sense of how large this world is.

So now I'm hooked.  We just had our first baby last month and I find myself trading extremely valuable sleep to spend just a little more time with this game.

I've heard that's the greatest/worst thing this gen - seems to be a very Love-it-or-Hate-It kind of game; which isn't to say anything postive or negative about it as I haven't played it.

Hell, Cross Edge, One of my favorite games of that gen (with, IMO THE BEST battle system since...well...I can't think of ANY battle system from ANY game from ANY gen that I thought was nearly as good as this one:) was also very much a Love/Hate kind of game because the learning curve was more like a straight line...many people gave up on it (understandably); seriously...I needed to invest hours reading about & actually using all of the systems before I grasped everything about it -SO- I don't blame those who put it down before getting to that "AHA"! point in the game where everything made sense.

I remember reviewers witholding scores from the game due to being unable to "beat" it (see it through to the end) in the time that they were alloted w/ the game before writing their reviews.

Said reviewers also gained respect in my eyes by doing so, because, many other reviewers (in the same situation) just bashed/negatively reviewed it = I'd prefer/respect the integrity of NO review at all > one based on completing less than 1/2 of a game  :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 25, 2014, 11:05:49 am
I was playing Nier the other night & reminded of the review by the guy who slammed it because he couldn't figure out an extremely simple fishing quest...  :P

Xenoblade is the best RPG of that gen imo, and with many others that I loved that's really saying something from me.  I adore that game - they did a perfect blending of the freedom you feel with an open-world game along with the story focus and clear path forward you get from a more traditional JRPG.  The characters are fantastic (and very well voice acted), the combat never got old and the questing is downright addictive.  I was amazed after sinking well over 100 hours into it to finish it that I then starting reading FAQs on the game and discovered the amount of content I somehow missed!   :o  I definitely want to do a new game + of that one eventually.

As soon as X has a release date, you'll have the date I will own a Wii U.  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 25, 2014, 04:00:53 pm
Xenoblade is the best RPG of that gen imo

You would put Xenoblade over Ni no Kuni or Bravely Default? I havent gotten a chance to totally dive into Xenoblade but it really sounds like I need to.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 25, 2014, 04:05:17 pm
I haven't finished Bravely Default, but as much as I loved NNK - yes.  I thought NNK's one weak point was the battle system.  The only 2 criticisms I can level at Xenoblade are:

1) It's not in HD.

2) Inventory management could be easier.

That's it.  :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on April 25, 2014, 05:00:12 pm
HD doesnt bother me in the slightest. I think the video output on the Wii is just fine.

Ive been wanting to start a new game. I have Witch, Conception II, FF X/X-2 HD, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, Xenoblade, Pandora's tower, and Last story should be here in a few days. I really wanted to crank out Witch but if Xenoblade really is as good as you say, I may pick it first. Have you played the other 2 Xseed titles? Are they as good?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 25, 2014, 08:28:19 pm
I've heard from a friend of mine on another board that Last Story is excellent, but I haven't gotten past the introduction stuff myself (which was very cool, I just had other things I was playing at the time).  No idea about Pandora's - I own it but haven't touched it. 

The HD wasn't a big deal to me either really, that was my point.  ;)  I would have been nice (and I guess we'll get that with X) but it certainly didn't hurt the game.  It's still one of the most impressive-looking games on the Wii IMO, especially some of the really long vista shots.  I will say this - make sure you have a lot of time set aside for it, because it is a lengthy game even by JRPG standards. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 25, 2014, 08:46:28 pm
Poked around the PS2 007 games I grabbed the other day and it was not good lol Agent Under Fire, the game I kinda got for free, was sadly too scratched to work at all.  I'm pretty sure it's the bond game I'm thinking of I remember playing a lot of. 

Nightfire started out kinda bad with your "tutorial" mission being pressing shoot a couple times because it was auto targeting things for you, and then you kinda got to drive the car for a short bit, and that was it.  Then it puts you into a mission where it tells you nothing about the gear you have on you and just sorta lets you go.  They don't understand tutortials very well lol

Everything or Nothing surprised me, being that it's a third person shooter, but it's kinda bad.  You basically HAVE to target enemies, then fire to shoot them, mostly spending your time in cover unless you want to run and gun, which you can, but still forced into basically locking onto enemies.  Was not impressed by that at all.

Didn't really play them very much and right off the bat, they have not aged too well other than maybe the alright intro movies for both.  Probably just gonna trade these two in and see about buying Agent Under Fire this weekend to see if it's the game I wanted lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 26, 2014, 06:56:42 am
Xenoblade is the best RPG of that gen imo

You would put Xenoblade over Ni no Kuni or Bravely Default? I havent gotten a chance to totally dive into Xenoblade but it really sounds like I need to.

Play.

Guided.

Fate.

Paradox!

No.

More.

Excuses   >:(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on April 26, 2014, 11:24:03 am
Finally got around to starting Xenoblade Chronicles.  For as much as this game was talked up by people, the first 2-3 hours didn't really impress me much.  But once i got out of the initial area, the game really started to open up.  The combat system is great and the environments are absolutely stunning.  Once I got into the first large open area, I was amazed at the scope of this game.  Draw distance is fantastic and really gives you a sense of how large this world is.

So now I'm hooked.  We just had our first baby last month and I find myself trading extremely valuable sleep to spend just a little more time with this game.

Wait until you get to this one area where you ave to scale a giant wall. It's massive and super impressive.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: MJMaranan on April 26, 2014, 11:33:05 pm
Still trying to Platinum Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and complete the achievements on Evoland.  Finishing Crushing Difficulty and the "Dodgeball" respectively continue to mock me.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: karyann on April 29, 2014, 08:41:44 am
Thanks to Disgaeniac, I decided on buying Project Diva F when I saw it this week-end. I'm enjoying a little too much the fact that I can now understand the menus (I downloaded and tried the Japanese version on my PSP), and customizing the rooms and characters. And of course, the rhythm game. And watching the videos. I just want to play instead of doing my homework  :'(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 29, 2014, 09:58:22 am
Thanks to Disgaeniac, I decided on buying Project Diva F when I saw it this week-end. I'm enjoying a little too much the fact that I can now understand the menus (I downloaded and tried the Japanese version on my PSP), and customizing the rooms and characters. And of course, the rhythm game. And watching the videos. I just want to play instead of doing my homework  :'(

Pretty addicting; huh?  :-[

did you get/look at that special controller for it?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on April 29, 2014, 10:54:41 am
Giving Condemned: Criminal Origins another go between sessions of Nier. (Never got past the second stage on my last playthrough.) I really like the atmosphere in the former, even if the scares are fairly predictable, but I just cannot get used to the controls. The camera is so sensitive, too.

My PS2 is also now officially dead, so I can1t touch a decent chunk of my game library for a while. :'(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 29, 2014, 11:12:59 am
I played some Killer is Dead the other night but not sure if I'm up for more of that one right now - that game is W-E-I-R-D.   :o  I kinda wanted a short-ish action game to break up all the RPG's I've been playing.  Glancing over my collection, here are some others I might be up for - can anyone vouch for any of these?

The Darkness II
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (played around half of the non-DC, kinda lost interest but was wanting to give the DC a go at some point)
Driver: San Francisco (started this way back when it first came out & remember enjoying what I played, but got sidetracked)
Enslaved (would be a replay, I've beaten it once)
Metal Gear Solid 3 HD (the only one of the main-series MGS games I haven't played)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (I really like CyberConnect2's stuff, I'm about 1/4 through this one already)
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (the only one of the non-spinoff/portable R&C games I haven't played)
RE6 (finished Jake's story, half-way through Chris' - Chris' was not as good imo so I trailed off)
Warhammer 40k: Space Marine (another one I'm about half-way through, enjoyed what I played but got sidetracked)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on April 29, 2014, 11:27:47 am
Giving Condemned: Criminal Origins another go between sessions of Nier. (Never got past the second stage on my last playthrough.) I really like the atmosphere in the former, even if the scares are fairly predictable, but I just cannot get used to the controls. The camera is so sensitive, too.

My PS2 is also now officially dead, so I can1t touch a decent chunk of my game library for a while. :'(
That's a bummer to hear!

I played Condemned on the PC way back when and enjoyed it. The 2nd one I couldn't get into, but that was on PS3. Nier was a surprise to me! Way better than I expected.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on April 29, 2014, 11:53:30 am
I downloaded NES Remix 2. Damn, this is fun!  Maybe these will make their way onto a physical disc one day. I'd hate to see something this fun lost.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 29, 2014, 11:58:59 am
Giving Condemned: Criminal Origins another go between sessions of Nier. (Never got past the second stage on my last playthrough.) I really like the atmosphere in the former, even if the scares are fairly predictable...

Since you're our 'official' Horror/Survival-Horror aficionado here - what are the following games about/like -and- (if you've played them), what did you think about them?!

- Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem on the Gamecube,

- Theresia on the DS,

- the Dementium games (also on the DS),

- the PS2 Fatal Frame games, and

- Rule of Rose also on the PS2.

Thanks, Dr. L  :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on April 29, 2014, 01:54:20 pm
That's a bummer to hear!

I played Condemned on the PC way back when and enjoyed it. The 2nd one I couldn't get into, but that was on PS3. Nier was a surprise to me! Way better than I expected.

R.I.P. :'( I love Nier far more than any well adjusted individual should. I'm really hoping that the rumors of a sequel are true. Haven't tried Condemned 2 yet, but I'll admit I don't have high expectations for it. Who knows? Maybe I'll like it.


Since you're our 'official' Horror/Survival-Horror aficionado here - what are the following games about/like -and- (if you've played them), what did you think about them?!

- Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem on the Gamecube,

- Theresia on the DS,

- the Dementium games (also on the DS),

- the PS2 Fatal Frame games, and

- Rule of Rose also on the PS2.

Thanks, Dr. L  :)

Oh God. I have an unofficial title now? Let's hope I live up to it. :P

Eternal Darkness - A huge love letter to Lovecraft dealing with time-warping Elder Gods and the poor saps caught up in their games. Mostly remembered for its Sanity Meter, which affected both the player and the player character when things got too hairy. I'll probably get lynched for this, but I think it's rather overrated. Don't get me wrong - I still enjoy playing it every once in a while, and appreciate it for its innovation and unique approach to both scares and storytelling, but it just doesn't scare me at ALL. I also felt that there was a lot of missed potential when it came to character development. The soundtrack ROCKED, though. "Ram Dao" is my jam.

Theresia - Haven't played this one yet (my handheld library is admittedly rather lacking), but it's on my list of things to buy.

Dementium - Generic haunted asylum romp #2257. Both of them were kind of forgettable to me, though I thought the sequel was a huge improvement. Wasn't a fan of the controls either.

Fatal Frame - Japanese schoolgirls go into haunted villages / mansions and take pictures of ghosts. Adore these games, though they admittedly aren't my favorites in the genre. Hard to choose which one is my favorite of the series. Thought Crimson Butterfly was way too easy even on the harder difficulties, while The Tormented had one of the most unfair final boss fights this side of the Grotesquerie Queen from Drakengard.

Rule of Rose - A girl and her dog try to survive an orphanage stuffed with psychotic little girls. Also lots of prepubescent lesbian subtext. My thoughts: Ugh. Ughhh. Love its atmosphere, plot and characters, but that gameplay, man. THAT GAMEPLAY. It plays like a godawful bizarro version of Haunting Ground. (Oh wait, that's Clock Tower 3. :P) I think I finally gave up around the Mermaid boss, though I would like to give it another try someday.

This has been your daily dose of TL;DR.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on April 29, 2014, 02:00:28 pm
I enjoyed Rule of Rose but I definitely understand the gameplay being kind of bad. I remember the controls being bad but that's about it. The atmosphere, story, characters, etc. were fantastic. Wish I had a copy. I played a downloaded version back in my younger days.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on April 29, 2014, 02:08:28 pm
I think what frustrated me most about Rule of Rose was the completely broken hit detection. The controls were no help. It honestly plays like a beta.

Regardless, I can still understand why it has fans. It's absolutely gorgeous to look at, and probably has some of my favorite villains in gaming. I really dug the setting. If you can get past the atrocious combat system, I definitely think it's worth playing, but it just wasn't for me. I really should give it another try. After all, I am not one to talk when it comes to loving games with terrible gameplay. *coughDrakengardcough* :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 29, 2014, 02:17:18 pm
Glad I'm not the only one who's not "gaga" over Eternal Darkness.  I thought it was...ok.  But the "sanity effects" stuff was for the most part hokey and annoying, and I thought the ancient Alone In The Dark did a better job w/ the Lovecraft stuff in general. 

I really dig me some survival horror too.  :)  REALLY looking forward to The Evil Within later this year, hope it lives up to the hype. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on April 29, 2014, 02:58:45 pm
However hokey the sanity effects were, I always preferred to play with my sanity meter drained so at least something would be happening onscreen. The monster designs never did anything for me. I will admit I enjoyed the effects that gave the illusion the GameCube was malfunctioning. Those were actually pretty neat.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 29, 2014, 04:24:51 pm
However hokey the sanity effects were, I always preferred to play with my sanity meter drained so at least something would be happening onscreen. The monster designs never did anything for me. I will admit I enjoyed the effects that gave the illusion the GameCube was malfunctioning. Those were actually pretty neat.

I haven't played the game -but- iirc...wasn't there something about this game and (fooling players into thinking that they lost) a save file?

What was/how did that go down  :o

Hopefully MANY of you other regulars here have played Shadow Hearts: Covenant (which is, IMNSHO, one of the best/my favorite games of all time:)

I really liked how the sanity/frenzy/berserked thing was implemented & handled in the game, too...Things like that -when not implemented in a "fun" way- can be just like "Escort" missions & underwater/Sewer mazes & dungeons = not very enjoyable at all  >:(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 29, 2014, 05:29:16 pm
The first two Shadow Hearts games are amazing and tell one fantastic contained story.  Unfortunately the third one goes in some questionable directions, I put it down early on because it just didn't feel the same at all.  :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 29, 2014, 05:32:24 pm
STALKER: Lost Alpha finally was released and it's some really great stuff.  Every map so far has been either overhauled or completely rebuilt and that doesn't include new areas they added.  It's almost like doing a vanilla playthrough of Shadow of Chernobyl, but there are a lot of changes.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: stethebubble on April 29, 2014, 09:46:57 pm
Rust

also started brave story last night
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on April 29, 2014, 09:51:42 pm
Still Diablo III. But I had a fellow arcade builder buddy asking me about Castlevania stuffs, specifically Circle of the Moon, and I ended up loading that one up to play on the DS Lite.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on April 30, 2014, 01:42:12 am

I haven't played the game -but- iirc...wasn't there something about this game and (fooling players into thinking that they lost) a save file?

What was/how did that go down  :o


I did suspect it was a sanity effect when I first ran into it, but there was still a tiny nagging part of me that believed it was genuine. I will admit I did freak out a little, but once it was over, I definitely gained new appreciation for the game. It was a really nice effect.

Also, you've given me even more reasons to seek out Shadow Hearts as soon as I can.

EDIT: To clarify, the game doesn't make you think the save file was lost, but actually "erases" it right in front of you. I just love that. So pointlessly sadistic. It's a nice touch.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 30, 2014, 07:41:14 am
The first two Shadow Hearts games are amazing and tell one fantastic contained story.  Unfortunately the third one goes in some questionable directions.  :(

Agree.

But...

I found SH3's gameplay (and Shania's transformations:) reason enough to see it through to the end!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 30, 2014, 07:44:34 am
The first two Shadow Hearts games are amazing and tell one fantastic contained story.  Unfortunately the third one goes in some questionable directions.  :(

Agree.

But...

I found SH3's gameplay (and Shania's transformations:) reason enough to see it through to the end!

I need to pick 3 back up at some point for my collection, and I'd like to give it another go one day.  Then again, there are quite a few PS2 RPGs I still want to play that take precedence (Xenosaga 1&2, Radiata Stories, the .hack games just to name a few). 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on April 30, 2014, 07:50:18 am

I haven't played the game -but- iirc...wasn't there something about this game and (fooling players into thinking that they lost) a save file?

What was/how did that go down  :o


I did suspect it was a sanity effect when I first ran into it, but there was still a tiny nagging part of me that believed it was genuine. I will admit I did freak out a little, but once it was over, I definitely gained new appreciation for the game. It was a really nice effect.

Also, you've given me even more reasons to seek out Shadow Hearts as soon as I can.

EDIT: To clarify, the game doesn't make you think the save file was lost, but actually "erases" it right in front of you. I just love that. So pointlessly sadistic. It's a nice touch.

 ;D

Brings Disgaea 3 to mind where Mao (MC + Overlord's son) wants to kill/destroy & usurp his dad for...

..."accidentally stepping on his Slaystation & losing thousands of hours of his save data/files"  :P

Have you played any of the Deception/Trapped games?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on April 30, 2014, 10:26:15 am
Went with a dark horse, decided to play some R&C HD last night (the original).  I remembered I never finished my playthrough of that (I beat it on the PS2 but didn't finish the HD port).  It met my requirement of being an action game plus is something I can probably finish off tonight giving me at least ONE game beaten in April.  I need to get some "W's" up on the board!!!  :P 

The original R&C is by far the worst in the series (not counting the spin-off games, which were more "miss" than "hit" IMO).  It just didn't have the polish that that later games had - menus are clunky, controls aren't perfect (switching weapons is a pain compared to all other games in the series) and the biggest thing is that they hadn't put in the weapon exp system yet, which REALLY stepped up the game.  The characters weren't quite there yet either.  Ratchet hating on Clank for the entire game is just weird (he messes with him in the other games but he outright seems to hate him in the original) and Quark had not yet become the lovable arrogant moron we all know & love.  Still a good game, but going back I feel like I'm more slogging through it to get to the rest of the "great" ones. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on April 30, 2014, 07:44:53 pm
@disgaeniac

I haven't played them, but they're on my wish list. Admittedly my knowledge of the Deception series comes entirely from the inclusion of Deception-themed unlockable costumes in Fatal Frame II, but I'd still like to try them out.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on May 02, 2014, 06:10:45 pm
Not 100 percent sure but I think I'm going to play Diablo next and I'll play it in Windows 95. Still debating with myself tho'. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: spac316 on May 02, 2014, 09:08:21 pm
I playing Zelda: Link between Worlds and Animal Crossing new Leaf. Also, NES Remix 2 and Halo 4.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 07, 2014, 07:16:22 am
I did all that I wanted to (and am going to do) with my (re)play of FFX in HD.

I beat all of the Dark Aeons & Penance (both with and w/o Zanmato:) and Chocobo racing & lightning-dodging just aren't "fun" to me (what games are supposed to be); so, moving on into my X-2 HD playthrough & looking forward to the new (to NA) "creature-creator" & "Last Mission" (roguelike ftw!) content  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on May 07, 2014, 11:04:34 pm
Playing Batman Arkham City again on my new PC. It's amazing what a new CPU can do. 8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 07, 2014, 11:36:29 pm
Still playing FFXIV (I'm at 31 w/ my main, so I can now fight w/ my Chocobo and I have my...elite?...class: warrior  8) ).  And I'm *right* at the end of Danganronpa (as in, I'm having everything explained to me now...weird place to stop, but couldn't be helped at the time).  Has anyone else finished that game?  Because I think I'm gonna need to talk about it some once I'm done.   :o

To break up the RPG-ness, I started playing Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge.  Besides having to kick it down to "easy" because the first boss was insanely hard, I'm having a really good time with it.  Sometimes you just need to dismember someone, y'know?  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 08, 2014, 12:12:15 am
I've been thinking of trying out one of the Trials games for awhile now, but never really took the plunge, but when I saw that Trials Evolution had a demo, I gave that a go and this might be craziest fun I've had in a long time.  It gave me the same feeling as playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater in the early days, just ridiculous and over the top and it's super awesome.  Bought Trials Fusion which should be a good time and I'll probably go back and buy Trials Evolution eventually lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on May 08, 2014, 01:16:23 pm
I playing Zelda: Link between Worlds and Animal Crossing new Leaf. Also, NES Remix 2 and Halo 4.

That's quite the line-up. Link Between worlds was amazing! Best Zelda game in quite a while. And don't believe the haters, Halo 4 was fine Halo game. It feels a little different, being that it's a different development team, but it's gives you a great sci-fi FPS.

And I've really been wanting to play NES remix, but no Wii U. Why can't they release this one the 3DS shop?

Playing Batman Arkham City again on my new PC. It's amazing what a new CPU can do. 8)

Loved that game! But I played it on XBox 360. I feel towards the end that the game wore out it's welcome a little, but otherwise it was a fantastic improvement on Arkham Asylum (which was already an awesome game).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 08, 2014, 01:40:12 pm
The GF has left for vacation, which means lots of playtime for me. I think I'm gonna finally knock out Panzer Dragoon Saga.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 09, 2014, 10:20:32 am
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)


The GF has left for vacation, which means lots of playtime for me. I think I'm gonna finally knock out Panzer Dragoon Saga.

I want to hear how that goes. Ive heard its a great game and all thats left for me to buy is Saturn stuff mostly ... but if its not THAT great, I really am not sure Ill look for it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on May 09, 2014, 10:28:54 am
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 09, 2014, 11:18:23 am
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.

"TAY"?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 09, 2014, 11:19:32 am
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.

"TAY"?

I wasn't going to ask - didn't want to sound uncool.   8) :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on May 09, 2014, 11:20:25 am
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.

"TAY"?
"Talk amongst yourselves."

It's like a blog area they provide to members to talk about whatever.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on May 09, 2014, 11:21:40 am
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.

"TAY"?

I wasn't going to ask - didn't want to sound uncool.   8) :P
I'd never think that  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 09, 2014, 11:23:19 am
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.

"TAY"?

I wasn't going to ask - didn't want to sound uncool.   8) :P

When you're coolness personified (like me:) ==>

==> Ya' never need to care/worry about seeming..."uncool"  ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 09, 2014, 12:01:12 pm
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.

"TAY"?

I wasn't going to ask - didn't want to sound uncool.   8) :P

When you're coolness personified (like me:) ==>

==> Ya' never need to care/worry about seeming..."uncool"  ;)

I think I just puked a little in my mouth.  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 09, 2014, 12:18:12 pm
OK, I just remembered why I've never gotten very far in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.  This game is really freaking HARD!   :o  Scott, is it worth the hair-pulling, or should I just move on to one of the other DS games?  I've never been a fan of frustratingly difficult games - I just beat the giant skeleton (finally) and now normal enemies are handing me my butt. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 09, 2014, 01:15:43 pm
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.

"TAY"?

I wasn't going to ask - didn't want to sound uncool.   8) :P

When you're coolness personified (like me:) ==>

==> Ya' never need to care/worry about seeming..."uncool"  ;)

I think I just puked a little in my mouth.  :P

 :o

It *IS* most definitely true, though - that my life has become much more enjoyable, less stressfull, more liberating, and, well...just better overall since I stopped giving a shit about what anybody thinks of me!

On-line and/or IRL  ;D

PS:

Shouldn't you be off somewhere slaying vampires...or something  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 09, 2014, 02:54:25 pm
I should be. But alas I am at work.  :'(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 09, 2014, 03:29:32 pm
I should be. But alas I am at work.  :'(

You mean that no one is paying you for all of the time, effort, & hard work that you put into your slaying of those fanged fiends!?  :-\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 09, 2014, 04:10:29 pm
No sir, its all about the hobby.Maybe I should look into getting some sponsorships.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 09, 2014, 04:17:14 pm
No sir, its all about the hobby.Maybe I should look into getting some sponsorships.

That would be awesome if you could pull that off!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: Bwigdahl on May 09, 2014, 11:25:01 pm
Been going through my steam library recently. Right now looking to finish Half Life for the first time ever for me.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: jannugimes on May 10, 2014, 04:35:36 pm
I'm mostly playing Megaman ZX and Worms Armageddon, but sometimes I also play Mass Effect and Dark Souls.

Megaman ZX is  hard. I find Dark Souls easier...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on May 10, 2014, 09:33:55 pm
As of last night I started Witch and the hundred knight. The initial tutorial is pretty long but neat and the game seems like its going to be awesome. For example, the first weapon you get is literally called "Dumbass long sword". :)
I read a review on Kotaku's TAY section and it really piqued my interest. I'd be interested to know how you feel after a while into the game.

I'm probably going to get shanked for this, but I played Witch and the Hundred Knight for reviewing purposes and was sorely disappointed. I thought it was quite repetitive and had one of the most unlikeable protagonists I've seen in recent memory. It'll have fans, but I thought it was a major step down from other NipponIchi games.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 11, 2014, 07:29:56 am
No reason to get shanked/worry about having an opinion doc   ;)

can we read your reviews somewhere?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on May 11, 2014, 09:57:05 am
No reason to get shanked/worry about having an opinion doc   ;)

can we read your reviews somewhere?
Seconded! Thanks for the candid thoughts on it :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on May 11, 2014, 01:19:34 pm
No reason to get shanked/worry about having an opinion doc   ;)

can we read your reviews somewhere?
Seconded! Thanks for the candid thoughts on it :D

I know. Just being my usual overdramatic self. :P

The review was actually ghostwritten. I signed a contract saying I would never claim it as my own work, I'm afraid. (Certainly not complaining, though. That gig paid for some Siren swag. ;D)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 12, 2014, 12:40:49 am
No reason to get shanked/worry about having an opinion doc   ;)

can we read your reviews somewhere?
Seconded! Thanks for the candid thoughts on it :D

I know. Just being my usual overdramatic self. :P

The review was actually ghostwritten. I signed a contract saying I would never claim it as my own work, I'm afraid. (Certainly not complaining, though. That gig paid for some Siren swag. ;D)

 Nice. Give provocative reviews that I'm not allowed to take credit for. And get paid for it. I want that gig. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on May 12, 2014, 01:36:11 am

 Nice. Give provocative reviews that I'm not allowed to take credit for. And get paid for it. I want that gig. :)

I'm not gonna lie, it it a pretty sweet gig, but it took a lot of work and patience to get there, and it isn't enough to replace my day job. I'm also very fortunate because that particular client is pretty much the nicest guy on the face of the planet. I've met some really entitled pieces of work while freelancing. Expecting to pay $15 for a 5,000-word article? Pffffft.

/no one cares about your life dr. laudanum goddamn
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 12, 2014, 03:46:04 am

 Nice. Give provocative reviews that I'm not allowed to take credit for. And get paid for it. I want that gig. :)

I'm not gonna lie, it it a pretty sweet gig, but it took a lot of work and patience to get there, and it isn't enough to replace my day job. I'm also very fortunate because that particular client is pretty much the nicest guy on the face of the planet. I've met some really entitled pieces of work while freelancing. Expecting to pay $15 for a 5,000-word article? Pffffft.

/no one cares about your life dr. laudanum goddamn

I've run into the same thing but with video. Folks wanting a Hollywood production for $50.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 12, 2014, 04:36:13 am
After getting absolutely frustrated by Trials Fusions with it's last maps, I went and bought Trials Evolution and am now back to generally enjoying the games lol It's some good fun with some nice challenge to it and I feel I like it more than Fusions.  Maybe it's the style, I kinda hate all the slick future stuff of that game, Evolutions is more dirty, it's lots of junk and it seems like there is more wildness put into it, more of a rock vibe.  Both are pretty solid, but like the last area or two, not including the Extreme maps, in Fusions are infuriating more than they are fun and I don't enjoy that.  I haven't wanted to snap a controller more than I have with that game lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: brunauss on May 12, 2014, 03:10:10 pm
ModNation Racers. Its one of two reasons why I have been absent from the forum over the last 2 months. The other is lack of stuff that interested me for the time *chuckles*
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on May 12, 2014, 03:56:05 pm
Trying to decide if I should install Deadly Premonition or Dark Souls.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 12, 2014, 03:59:24 pm
Trying to decide if I should install Deadly Premonition or Dark Souls.

There's a lot of pain & suffering in both of those choices.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on May 12, 2014, 05:19:06 pm
Trying to decide if I should install Deadly Premonition or Dark Souls.

It's your call: endless frustration with dragons, or endless frustration with an escaped mental patient masquerading as an FBI agent to the accompaniment of freakishly loud kazoo bands?

(http://s7.postimg.org/fn22oxzxj/1369960_1318307_1318255_yorksmile_super.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fn22oxzxj/)

The choice is yours, Zach.

Seriously though, Deadly Premonition is one of the best games I have ever had the privilege of playing. Every second of it is undiluted insanity, and it has a surprisingly heartfelt plot and characters buried somewhere beneath the many layers off batshit. Francis York Morgan is one of the best video game protagonists ever.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on May 12, 2014, 05:22:31 pm
...

Did you just spoil Deadly Premonition?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on May 12, 2014, 08:12:37 pm
(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/2581.jpg)

and

(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/9695.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 12, 2014, 10:43:59 pm
Your post brings up something Ive always noticed but cant fully comprehend (maybe its cause of the way I view things). How on earth can someone play more than one game at a time? Once I start a game and get somewhat into it, its the only thing I can think about. Adding another to the mix is just unthinkable. It would screw up my daydreaming and my focus to finish.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on May 12, 2014, 11:10:19 pm
Variety. It's no different than reading multiple comic series as they come out, or keeping up with multiple T.V. shows. I get sick of RPGing after a little while, so then I'll whip some monsters and unlock a little more of the map on Aria of Sorrow.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on May 13, 2014, 04:53:58 am
...

Did you just spoil Deadly Premonition?

The actual plot isn't even half as sane as what I just wrote, believe me.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: Seikenfreak on May 13, 2014, 05:47:49 am
Been in a weird mood wanting to play/complete old racing games I've had but maybe was too young to do any of the Championship type stuff.

Was bored one night and decided to unbox the N64 and play Top Gear Rally. After thinking "my god how did I play this as a kid?" for a bit, I got used to it and ended up playing it for more than a few hours, eventually completing the Championship mode. After that I started up a few other games but meh, then put in Need For Speed: High Stakes, another one I played the hell out of with my friend when we were young. Noticed I had no save data for it so decided to play through the Tournaments and stuff to unlock the cars and tracks and ended up finishing most of it after a couple days.

Ended up buying a bunch of cheap random PS1 racing games to further scratch this itch (can view in the May purchase thread.) Spent my evening checking a few of those out and cleaning two Dual Shock 2s. Need For Speed: V-Rally sucked as expected. SuperCross 2000 was very hard to control and thus not very fun. Rush Hour was just a corny simple game but I already knew that when I bought it. F1 2000 was the surprise hit of the evening and after getting used to the handling I had fun with it. Rally Masters ended up exceeding my expectations, which were based on playing the PC version many many years ago and liking the physics, but I expected the PS1 version to not necessarily have that. It did and I had fun briefly playing that. So I expect to return to F1 2000 and Rally Masters after I finish checking the rest of the games out.

Micro Machines V3 is giving me some trouble though. My PS1 gets stuck at the loading screen on that but it did make it through once but froze on the next loading screen. PS3 plays the disc fine. Have not had any other issues with any of the games on the PS1.

Still a few more games to try out but that is for tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 13, 2014, 06:44:57 am
Decided to move on from Order of Ecclesia and try the next Castlevania that was released for the DS, Portrait of Ruin.  HUGE improvement.  Much more in line with what I was looking for.  It's much more of a "Metroidvania" game, and the challenge is balanced far better - bosses are tough but fair once you figure out their patterns.  I like the character swapping mechanic too and how you have to use that to solve puzzles.  This is the game I was looking for.  :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on May 13, 2014, 09:35:06 am
Your post brings up something Ive always noticed but cant fully comprehend (maybe its cause of the way I view things). How on earth can someone play more than one game at a time? Once I start a game and get somewhat into it, its the only thing I can think about. Adding another to the mix is just unthinkable. It would screw up my daydreaming and my focus to finish.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.  I can only focus on one thing at a time; and when I do, it lasts a long time.  I've been trying to finish Assassins Creed 4 since Christmas.  I really need to finish that so I can move on.  I have other stuff to play.

Now, with that said, I can play another game on a handheld, or I can sprinkle in some casual (for me anyway) games.  By casual I mean stuff that can be done in one sitting, mostly NES stuff.  I might sprinkle some SNES or Sega stuff in there. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 13, 2014, 10:35:52 am
Your post brings up something Ive always noticed but cant fully comprehend (maybe its cause of the way I view things). How on earth can someone play more than one game at a time? Once I start a game and get somewhat into it, its the only thing I can think about. Adding another to the mix is just unthinkable. It would screw up my daydreaming and my focus to finish.

I'm the same  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 13, 2014, 01:47:29 pm
Decided to move on from Order of Ecclesia and try the next Castlevania that was released for the DS, Portrait of Ruin.  HUGE improvement.  Much more in line with what I was looking for.  It's much more of a "Metroidvania" game, and the challenge is balanced far better - bosses are tough but fair once you figure out their patterns.  I like the character swapping mechanic too and how you have to use that to solve puzzles.  This is the game I was looking for.  :)

Portrait of Ruin came out before Order of Ecclesia. lol

Personally I like Ecclesia more than Portrait. But, Portrait was really good and I enjoyed the tandem character system. And I loved the call backs to Rondo of Blood and Bloodlines.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on May 13, 2014, 01:51:03 pm
Decided to move on from Order of Ecclesia and try the next Castlevania that was released for the DS, Portrait of Ruin.  HUGE improvement.  Much more in line with what I was looking for.  It's much more of a "Metroidvania" game, and the challenge is balanced far better - bosses are tough but fair once you figure out their patterns.  I like the character swapping mechanic too and how you have to use that to solve puzzles.  This is the game I was looking for.  :)

Portrait of Ruin came out before Order of Ecclesia. lol

Personally I like Ecclesia more than Portrait. But, Portrait was really good and I enjoyed the tandem character system. And I loved the call backs to Rondo of Blood and Bloodlines.

I just finished Portrait of Ruin, great game. But yeah, Order of Eclessia was the later one. It was the last Metroidvania Castlevania game.

I've heard that Order of Eclessia is very hard, but I haven't played it yet. I still need that one and Dawn of Sorrow to complete my Metroidvania set of Castlevanias (I even have the often over-looked Castlevania II: Simon's Quest in my Metroidvania set).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 13, 2014, 01:54:14 pm
Ecclesia can be brutal, originally the first time I played it it put me off. But I went back to it a month later and stuck with it. It's a pretty great game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on May 13, 2014, 01:56:15 pm
This week has been a constant back and forth fight between Infamous Second Son and Lego Marvel on PS4....  Both are struggling to be second place to WoW....  And with the looming 6.0 patch and Warlords of Destruction in the distance I can only imagine that Drakkengard 3 will be the only game I play until then....  :(

Ecclesia can be brutal, originally the first time I played it it put me off. But I went back to it a month later and stuck with it. It's a pretty great game.

I love Ecclesia....  I want more traditional Metroidvania games so bad....  :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on May 13, 2014, 01:58:11 pm
Ecclesia can be brutal, originally the first time I played it it put me off. But I went back to it a month later and stuck with it. It's a pretty great game.

If Castlevania-master Scott is saying it's brutal, it must be freaking unforgivable!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 13, 2014, 02:07:19 pm
Ecclesia can be brutal, originally the first time I played it it put me off. But I went back to it a month later and stuck with it. It's a pretty great game.

If Castlevania-master Scott is saying it's brutal, it must be freaking unforgivable!

disgaeniac declares that this..."Scott"...character should, from this point forth, be known as:

(the) Castlevaniac!  8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 13, 2014, 02:40:46 pm
disgaeniac declares that this..."Scott"...character should, from this point forth, be known as:

(the) Castlevaniac!  8)

Changed my custom title.

The first boss, the Giant Skeleton whipped my ass for a good while the first time I played it. If I remember correctly the Giant Crab in the Lighthouse tower was a bit of a rough, but epic, battle. All in all I'd highly recommend the game to folks any time the conversation comes up.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 13, 2014, 03:18:20 pm
Ecclesia can be brutal, originally the first time I played it it put me off. But I went back to it a month later and stuck with it. It's a pretty great game.

If Castlevania-master Scott is saying it's brutal, it must be freaking unforgivable!

disgaeniac declares that this..."Scott"...character should, from this point forth, be known as:

(the) Castlevaniac!  8)

Ha! Nice name. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 13, 2014, 03:55:46 pm
Ecclesia can be brutal, originally the first time I played it it put me off. But I went back to it a month later and stuck with it. It's a pretty great game.

If Castlevania-master Scott is saying it's brutal, it must be freaking unforgivable!

disgaeniac declares that this..."Scott"...character should, from this point forth, be known as:

(the) Castlevaniac!  8)

Ha! Nice name. :)

Indeed!

(if not the most *original* one:)  :P
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 13, 2014, 07:26:08 pm
Hey, I admit to being pretty much clueless about release timings on the DS, since I all but ignored the system until it was no longer a "thing".  :P  So who knows where I got that info. 

I may go back to Ecclesia at some point, but Portrait seems to be much more my thing right now.  Honestly, Ecclesia feels more like the old traditional linear Castlevania's - it's not strictly linear, but it is moreso than SotN from what I've played at least.  I still need to track down the GBA games, but I probably need some good info on how to spot fakes.   :-\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: brunauss on May 14, 2014, 03:26:01 pm
Your post brings up something Ive always noticed but cant fully comprehend (maybe its cause of the way I view things). How on earth can someone play more than one game at a time? Once I start a game and get somewhat into it, its the only thing I can think about. Adding another to the mix is just unthinkable. It would screw up my daydreaming and my focus to finish.

I have played as much as 6 titles at one time LOL
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 14, 2014, 03:28:43 pm
I'm playing the FFX-2 HD re-master on the PS3 -and- I've gotta' say that I'm *really* liking this new (to NA, at least) "Creature Creator" content ==>

==>It's just fucking awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 16, 2014, 10:34:26 pm
War Thunder released its tank game which is within the plane flying too, so I played it with a friend and it's...alright.  Compared to World of Tanks, it's a lot more exciting, more fast paced, you get up to three lives just as you do with planes, it's not a bad little tank fighter and it has some good mechanics.

It also has some terrible aspects, such as just horrid physics, it can be easy to get flipped over and once you do, you are stuck, no one can flip you back and you can not kill yoruself as far as I can tell.  A lot of the times it can be hard to tell where you are getting hit from and the maps are kinda bland and its hard to tell what you can bash through and what will just stop you and damage you.

World of Tanks, while infuriatingly challenging with it's tiers and such, definitely has the pedigree, they've thought a lot more out with the game and I think it was just way too soon to release tanks for War Thunder in the state it is in.  It just seems bare bones right now.  Playable, even fun at times, but it's not quite there.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: spac316 on May 17, 2014, 05:50:13 pm
I'm getting into Borderlands 2 on 360.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 17, 2014, 07:49:11 pm
I *want* to be playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on my new Wii U that came in the mail yesterday, but I had to call Nintendo to get them to transfer my Nintendo ID from my old Wii U to this new one (the guy was super nice, but seriously Nintendo - can't you get somewhat modern on how you handle this stuff?  ???).  The guy told me it would take 24 to 48 hours, and it hasn't happened yet so I guess I'm still waiting...  :-\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 17, 2014, 09:03:17 pm
Gamestop has a demo unit set up for Mario Kart 8 this weekend, so I got to do a few quick races today.  Now I haven't really played a Mario Kart game since Mario Kart 64, it's been a long freaking time lol I played I think a tad Double Dash at one point, but really, it's been awhile.  They had a bunch of characters to play, most of them really, you could choose different carts/bikes, different tires, and different gliders, and there were about 8 tracks.  I only played about 3 of them since I had to get going, but it's some quality fun for sure.  The game looks really good, I was playing just like I use to with drifting corners, I'm pretty stoked for this game.

I used the Wii U gamepad also as I was curious if I was gonna have to buy the Wii U classic controller for this, but I didn't really have any problems using it.  A is to go, right trigger is drift, left trigger is items, very simple and easy to play.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 18, 2014, 01:48:49 am
It's very interesting getting into a series with the sequel or later entry into the games, such as with Sega All-Stars Racing.  I've put a good 15 to 20 hours into Racing Transformed on the PC, but I wanted the earlier 360 game that came before so I could get it for Banjo-Kazooie and it's actually rather impressive how good it is.

All-Stars Racing is still a good kart game, it's colorful, fun to play, but that one very much felt like the Mario Kart clone it was kinda trying to be.  It could've used more character and map variety (They make note to have Banjo-Kazooie on the cover and with the title, but not to have a freaking stage for him? At least none that I can see? Really? We needed that THIRD Billy Hatcher map? Was Billy Hatcher even a serious thing? I had never heard of it before these games lol), but its very playable.

The differences between it and it's sequel are significant.  The transformation between vehicles in Transformed is amazing, they added a ton of customization, lots more characters and map variety, better car physics, it's a huge leap in progress and I would say a serious competitor to the likes of Mario Kart, maybe even better in a few ways than Mario Kart.

Both are good games, but not sure I'm gonna put as long of time into this one as I did Transformed.  Transformed is just a better game overall, though that one is pissing me off.  Hit an impossible wall of difficulty for getting starts to finish the last line of missions and to get my final unlocks >:C
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: spac316 on May 18, 2014, 02:29:31 am
It's very interesting getting into a series with the sequel or later entry into the games, such as with Sega All-Stars Racing.  I've put a good 15 to 20 hours into Racing Transformed on the PC, but I wanted the earlier 360 game that came before so I could get it for Banjo-Kazooie and it's actually rather impressive how good it is.

All-Stars Racing is still a good kart game, it's colorful, fun to play, but that one very much felt like the Mario Kart clone it was kinda trying to be.  It could've used more character and map variety (They make note to have Banjo-Kazooie on the cover and with the title, but not to have a freaking stage for him? At least none that I can see? Really? We needed that THIRD Billy Hatcher map? Was Billy Hatcher even a serious thing? I had never heard of it before these games lol), but its very playable.

The differences between it and it's sequel are significant.  The transformation between vehicles in Transformed is amazing, they added a ton of customization, lots more characters and map variety, better car physics, it's a huge leap in progress and I would say a serious competitor to the likes of Mario Kart, maybe even better in a few ways than Mario Kart.

Both are good games, but not sure I'm gonna put as long of time into this one as I did Transformed.  Transformed is just a better game overall, though that one is pissing me off.  Hit an impossible wall of difficulty for getting starts to finish the last line of missions and to get my final unlocks >:C
Yeah, S&ASR Transformed just makes me insane. It's hard to get anywhere when you have a dozen power ups hitting you!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 18, 2014, 03:55:49 am
It's very interesting getting into a series with the sequel or later entry into the games, such as with Sega All-Stars Racing.  I've put a good 15 to 20 hours into Racing Transformed on the PC, but I wanted the earlier 360 game that came before so I could get it for Banjo-Kazooie and it's actually rather impressive how good it is.

All-Stars Racing is still a good kart game, it's colorful, fun to play, but that one very much felt like the Mario Kart clone it was kinda trying to be.  It could've used more character and map variety (They make note to have Banjo-Kazooie on the cover and with the title, but not to have a freaking stage for him? At least none that I can see? Really? We needed that THIRD Billy Hatcher map? Was Billy Hatcher even a serious thing? I had never heard of it before these games lol), but its very playable.

The differences between it and it's sequel are significant.  The transformation between vehicles in Transformed is amazing, they added a ton of customization, lots more characters and map variety, better car physics, it's a huge leap in progress and I would say a serious competitor to the likes of Mario Kart, maybe even better in a few ways than Mario Kart.

Both are good games, but not sure I'm gonna put as long of time into this one as I did Transformed.  Transformed is just a better game overall, though that one is pissing me off.  Hit an impossible wall of difficulty for getting starts to finish the last line of missions and to get my final unlocks >:C
Yeah, S&ASR Transformed just makes me insane. It's hard to get anywhere when you have a dozen power ups hitting you!

I just spent the last 2 hours super grinding out more stars and I managed to get that lofty 200 stars and the last two tracks unlocked.  What is the last one? Pretty much get everything to unlock it.  Screw that lol So ridiculous hard, but at least I have nearly everything unlocked.  I think the last one is nothing more than a final modifier unlock.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on May 19, 2014, 03:08:02 pm
Thanks to the Reaper of Souls expansion, I find myself once again completely addicted to Diablo III. Haven't done much else for the past week!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: pacpix on May 19, 2014, 09:54:32 pm
During the GOG Insomnia sale where I managed to miss Zork Anthology twice by a couple of minutes I picked up Blade of Darkness.  Played it all weekend instead of doing by US History project :-[, but it has been a lot of fun so far!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on May 25, 2014, 12:10:26 am
Resident Evil 5 (PC, with a gamepad.)

I only played Chapter 1-1 and I'm not enjoying this one bit. I skipped 4, figured I'd play 5 before GFWL dies and... just... it won't click. I'm not used to playing third action games with a gamepad.

:\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 25, 2014, 12:30:49 am
Resident Evil 5 (PC, with a gamepad.)

I only played Chapter 1-1 and I'm not enjoying this one bit. I skipped 4, figured I'd play 5 before GFWL dies and... just... it won't click. I'm not used to playing third action games with a gamepad.

:\

I played through and finished RE5 with the ps move. A very enjoyable experience. Tried the demo (before the gold edition was released) on the pad and passed it up at first.

Working on Dino Crisis (PS One) now with my boy. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 25, 2014, 09:21:22 am
I'm in the middle of a love-hate relationship with Wolfenstein.  Every time something annoys me in the game - usually the stealth (seriously, STEALTH in a WOLFENSTEIN game?!?!  ???) - then something comes along that I really like again (like the detail put into the resistance's hidden base).  But I also think part of my problem is that I'm really not in the mood for a linear shooter right now.  Since I'll be at my folks' house today & tomorrow so won't get to play it any then, and then Watch Dogs comes out Tues...I may end up trading it back in for now and just pick it up later when it gets cheap (doubt that will take long) to finish it up. 

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on May 25, 2014, 02:14:57 pm
I just started Uncharted. I'll let you know how this goes.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 25, 2014, 02:41:51 pm
I'm in the middle of a love-hate relationship with Wolfenstein.  Every time something annoys me in the game - usually the stealth (seriously, STEALTH in a WOLFENSTEIN game?!?!  ???) - then something comes along that I really like again (like the detail put into the resistance's hidden base).  But I also think part of my problem is that I'm really not in the mood for a linear shooter right now.  Since I'll be at my folks' house today & tomorrow so won't get to play it any then, and then Watch Dogs comes out Tues...I may end up trading it back in for now and just pick it up later when it gets cheap (doubt that will take long) to finish it up.

But I like that you don't HAVE to do the stealth.  You can do the crazy action like in old Wolfenstein, where you just shoot everything if you want to or you can just stealth it out like I did until you are forced to battle.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on May 25, 2014, 02:47:19 pm
I started Drakengard 3 this week, but I'm on a hiatus after chapter 2 in order to beef up on my WoW....  Patch 5.4.8 added 2 more item level upgrades for all the raid gear so I'm farming out valor to upgrade all my characters....  I went spastic on Tuesday and valor capped my rogue in 1 night....  1000 valor in a single night is nothing to scoff at either....  I managed to valor cap my priest yesterday and aim to finish off my hunter and mage who are both about half way by Monday night....  I have to do 3 more weeks of this to finish off my gear....  /cry   :'(  I recommend no one ever, EVER, start playing World of Warcraft if you value your soul, sanity, friends, or family....  But if you do....  Oh man is it glorious....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 25, 2014, 06:13:52 pm
I just started Uncharted. I'll let you know how this goes.

Please do. I've almost played this game multiple times.
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Post by: turf on May 25, 2014, 07:24:11 pm
I just started Uncharted. I'll let you know how this goes.

Please do. I've almost played this game multiple times.

I just got started. I couldn't do much with The Boy saying "Daddy" every three seconds. I don't know if I like it yet or not.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 25, 2014, 07:54:25 pm
I started Drakengard 3 this week, but I'm on a hiatus after chapter 2 in order to beef up on my WoW....  Patch 5.4.8 added 2 more item level upgrades for all the raid gear so I'm farming out valor to upgrade all my characters....  I went spastic on Tuesday and valor capped my rogue in 1 night....  1000 valor in a single night is nothing to scoff at either....  I managed to valor cap my priest yesterday and aim to finish off my hunter and mage who are both about half way by Monday night....  I have to do 3 more weeks of this to finish off my gear....  /cry   :'(  I recommend no one ever, EVER, start playing World of Warcraft if you value your soul, sanity, friends, or family....  But if you do....  Oh man is it glorious....

I literally have no clue what the hell you just said. :)

It's amazing to me how complex today's games have gotten.

Nothing but respect Teck.

I've been playing Skyrim off and on for a few months. My wife signed in to my account accidentally a few days ago. She knew it was mine because nearly every village was wiped out.

She asked me how I was progressing through the objectives if I was killing everything I encountered. My reply was.

"Wait, there are objectives?"
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Post by: foxhack on May 25, 2014, 08:06:40 pm
Gave RE5 another shot. Since this time I didn't have to deal with endless waves of not!zombies, I did okay. Except for that boss with the worms and the respawning and the oy. :p
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 25, 2014, 09:20:42 pm
Man, Dead or Alive Jiggle Simulator 5 is still such an awful series XD It's kinda fun to fight, but man are these guys lazy with the game.  The jiggling still looks like sloshing water balloons, the lip syncing barely seems to be there and when they do match up, their mouths barely move, and the story is dumb with this really kinda awful looking winding path you have to pick for everything that makes no sense.

Good thing it was only a 4 dollar buy lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 25, 2014, 09:43:41 pm
Man, Dead or Alive Jiggle Simulator 5 is still such an awful series XD It's kinda fun to fight, but man are these guys lazy with the game.  The jiggling still looks like sloshing water balloons, the lip syncing barely seems to be there and when they do match up, their mouths barely move, and the story is dumb with this really kinda awful looking winding path you have to pick for everything that makes no sense.

Good thing it was only a 4 dollar buy lol

What pisses me off is I bought that game the day it came out and it had all kinds of bugs and problems.

A year later they fixed them all and called it DOA5 Ultimate.

Still haven't bought it.

Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 26, 2014, 12:57:20 am
Man, Dead or Alive Jiggle Simulator 5 is still such an awful series XD It's kinda fun to fight, but man are these guys lazy with the game.  The jiggling still looks like sloshing water balloons, the lip syncing barely seems to be there and when they do match up, their mouths barely move, and the story is dumb with this really kinda awful looking winding path you have to pick for everything that makes no sense.

Good thing it was only a 4 dollar buy lol

What pisses me off is I bought that game the day it came out and it had all kinds of bugs and problems.

A year later they fixed them all and called it DOA5 Ultimate.

Still haven't bought it.

What were some of the bugs? I had to download a content update from the marketplace to even start the game which was weird.  Auto update at the launch of the game, but something I had to download just to play the game, with no warning, was buried in the marketplace underneath the dozens of costumes they had available to buy.  Poorly thought out it seems.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 26, 2014, 02:05:00 am
Man, Dead or Alive Jiggle Simulator 5 is still such an awful series XD It's kinda fun to fight, but man are these guys lazy with the game.  The jiggling still looks like sloshing water balloons, the lip syncing barely seems to be there and when they do match up, their mouths barely move, and the story is dumb with this really kinda awful looking winding path you have to pick for everything that makes no sense.

Good thing it was only a 4 dollar buy lol

What pisses me off is I bought that game the day it came out and it had all kinds of bugs and problems.

A year later they fixed them all and called it DOA5 Ultimate.

Still haven't bought it.

What were some of the bugs? I had to download a content update from the marketplace to even start the game which was weird.  Auto update at the launch of the game, but something I had to download just to play the game, with no warning, was buried in the marketplace underneath the dozens of costumes they had available to buy.  Poorly thought out it seems.

The more complex levels lag and stutter when you trigger certain things. This was the biggest problem.

They reduced it quite a bit but never completely eliminated it (except in the Ultimate version).

Supposedly they released Ultimate because they had to rewrite significant portions of the core engine to fix it properly.

They also added several stages and characters to ultimate.

Basically 5 wasn't ready but they released it anyway and used the money of early adopters to fund fixing it and then the released the properly finished version as a new game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 26, 2014, 02:14:02 am
Man, Dead or Alive Jiggle Simulator 5 is still such an awful series XD It's kinda fun to fight, but man are these guys lazy with the game.  The jiggling still looks like sloshing water balloons, the lip syncing barely seems to be there and when they do match up, their mouths barely move, and the story is dumb with this really kinda awful looking winding path you have to pick for everything that makes no sense.

Good thing it was only a 4 dollar buy lol

What pisses me off is I bought that game the day it came out and it had all kinds of bugs and problems.

A year later they fixed them all and called it DOA5 Ultimate.

Still haven't bought it.

What were some of the bugs? I had to download a content update from the marketplace to even start the game which was weird.  Auto update at the launch of the game, but something I had to download just to play the game, with no warning, was buried in the marketplace underneath the dozens of costumes they had available to buy.  Poorly thought out it seems.

The more complex levels lag and stutter when you trigger certain things. This was the biggest problem.

They reduced it quite a bit but never completely eliminated it (except in the Ultimate version).

Supposedly they released Ultimate because they had to rewrite significant portions of the core engine to fix it properly.

They also added several stages and characters to ultimate.

Basically 5 wasn't ready but they released it anyway and used the money of early adopters to fund fixing it and then the released the properly finished version as a new game.

Ah, I gotcha.  Guess I can repeat that I'm glad I bought it for only 5 bucks lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 26, 2014, 02:29:50 am
Ah, I gotcha.  Guess I can repeat that I'm glad I bought it for only 5 bucks lol

$5 is a great deal.

I'm really only bitter because I pad something like 40 or 50 bucks for it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 26, 2014, 02:34:32 am
Ah, I gotcha.  Guess I can repeat that I'm glad I bought it for only 5 bucks lol

$5 is a great deal.

I'm really only bitter because I pad something like 40 or 50 buck for it.

I'm a hardcore Battlefield fan, I know the hardships of paying for a broken game lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: zack12179 on May 26, 2014, 05:20:04 am
I know I'm a decade late, but I'm right in the middle of KOTOR 2 right now.  I was cataloging my steam collection and I realized I never got around to the second one (stupid me, the game is amazing).
As a break I've been playing Fifa 14 (also an awesome game).
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on May 26, 2014, 10:08:56 am
Over the past two weeks I've been playing Conquest of the Crystal Palace for NES. It's surprisingly good for never having heard of it. Being that it only goes for 7 bucks, and our wonderful site says only 85 people have it, I'm thinking this might be a hidden gem on the system. It's pretty freaking hard though.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: teck on May 26, 2014, 03:31:08 pm
Ah, I gotcha.  Guess I can repeat that I'm glad I bought it for only 5 bucks lol

$5 is a great deal.

I'm really only bitter because I pad something like 40 or 50 bucks for it.

Don't feel too bad, I bought the collectors day one....
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 26, 2014, 10:11:32 pm
Played a few levels in Operation Raccoon City and it's both not as bad as I remember, but still about as good as I remember which isn't great lol I don't know if they patched the AI, but it seems a little better, though playing with a real player is certainly preferred.  Combat is still real floaty and most enemies are just bullet sponges which I think takes away some of the fun.  Again, not terrible, I'd probably rather play it more than Resident Evil 6, but not great.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 26, 2014, 10:25:42 pm
Played a few levels in Operation Raccoon City and it's both not as bad as I remember, but still about as good as I remember which isn't great lol I don't know if they patched the AI, but it seems a little better, though playing with a real player is certainly preferred.  Combat is still real floaty and most enemies are just bullet sponges which I think takes away some of the fun.  Again, not terrible, I'd probably rather play it more than Resident Evil 6, but not great.

I like the Umbrella Chronicle rails shooters. But I've always been a sucker for rails shooters.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: beng76 on May 26, 2014, 10:53:53 pm
Started playing Legend of Heroes on the PSP today. Enjoying it so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 26, 2014, 11:15:26 pm
Played a few levels in Operation Raccoon City and it's both not as bad as I remember, but still about as good as I remember which isn't great lol I don't know if they patched the AI, but it seems a little better, though playing with a real player is certainly preferred.  Combat is still real floaty and most enemies are just bullet sponges which I think takes away some of the fun.  Again, not terrible, I'd probably rather play it more than Resident Evil 6, but not great.

I like the Umbrella Chronicle rails shooters. But I've always been a sucker for rails shooters.

Haven't played them, but I'm gonna grab them eventually as I got one of the controller rifles to use.

Put in DBZ: Ultimate Tekaichi and just...no...oh no.  It's not even a fighting game, it's DBZ: The Quicktime Event.  It's really bad lol I don't even understand why they thought it was a good idea to have zero fighting mechanics in this game.  You punch a few times, then you hit a button and if the enemy misses hitting the button, you go into basically a cinematic that you almost control, and then just keep rinsing and repeating.  You don't ever actually fight, just hit buttons at certain moments.  Even trying to do memorable power moves for characters like you imagine would be cool or nothing more than a flick of the analog stick to start them and then they just go.  That's all.  No work or anything.  I've never felt so underwhelmed by a Kamehameha before lol

Whatever happened to just having a straight forward fighting game? Hell, just rip off Street Fighter, put in a crap ton of characters, solid game right there.  They couldn't even be bothered to lip synch the characters ingame, it's just awkward mouths moving up and down.  This just has to be one of the worst non-Kinect DBZ games out there.  It has to be lol  I really need to grab that Budokai HD pack sometime.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: dashv on May 27, 2014, 12:02:35 am
Hehehe. Bet your appreciation of Jiggle Simulator 5 just went up a bit, eh? ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 27, 2014, 12:03:28 am
Hehehe. Bet your appreciation of Jiggle Simulator 5 just went up a bit, eh? ;)

Give me Jiggle Simulator 5 any day over this awful DBZ game lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on May 27, 2014, 08:06:58 pm
Im going to give Bully:  Scholarship Edition for the 360 a whirl.  I'm excited about this one!   :)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 28, 2014, 10:14:36 am
I'm in the middle of a love-hate relationship with Wolfenstein.  Every time something annoys me in the game - usually the stealth (seriously, STEALTH in a WOLFENSTEIN game?!?!  ???) - then something comes along that I really like again (like the detail put into the resistance's hidden base).  But I also think part of my problem is that I'm really not in the mood for a linear shooter right now.  Since I'll be at my folks' house today & tomorrow so won't get to play it any then, and then Watch Dogs comes out Tues...I may end up trading it back in for now and just pick it up later when it gets cheap (doubt that will take long) to finish it up.

But I like that you don't HAVE to do the stealth.  You can do the crazy action like in old Wolfenstein, where you just shoot everything if you want to or you can just stealth it out like I did until you are forced to battle.

Sorry for the late reply, I've been out of pocket all weekend (and yes, my weekend is just ending today :P).

What you say about stealth is technically true, but if you don't sneak around & they sound the alarm then you're in for waves & waves of enemies.  Anyway, I traded it off because I just wasn't in the mood for a linear shooter right now, and I knew once I got Watch Dogs I wouldn't be playing it anyway.  Still made a profit off of it, and I'll pick it back up in a few months when it gets cheap, so it's all good.  ;) 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 28, 2014, 12:47:16 pm
Finally started playing Panzer Dragoon Saga, after saying I was gonna start it up last week.

So far its pretty good, but the first hour dragged a bit thanks to cut scenes and tutorials. I'm gonna need to try using the 3D controller tonight instead and see if it controls better with it.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 28, 2014, 01:10:38 pm
Finally started playing Panzer Dragoon Saga, after saying I was gonna start it up last week.

Cheer! I cant wait til you are done so you can ship it to me. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2014, 02:27:36 pm
Finally started playing Panzer Dragoon Saga, after saying I was gonna start it up last week.

Cheer! I cant wait til you can stick it to me. :D

what the...

...wut   :-\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 28, 2014, 02:36:57 pm
Ya, right. Keep on a dreamin'!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 28, 2014, 02:55:55 pm
Finally started playing Panzer Dragoon Saga, after saying I was gonna start it up last week.

Cheer! I cant wait til you can stick it to me. :D

what the...

...wut   :-\

I see what you did there!   :o :o :o

Ya, right. Keep on a dreamin'!

That way we can both experience the awesome-ness ... only you have to pay for it.  :-*
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2014, 02:56:06 pm
Ya, right. Keep on a dreamin'!

'twas too much to resist  :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 28, 2014, 02:56:53 pm
Rented Watch Dogs and its been generally better than I was expecting.  I saw very little to get hyped about with the game, but it's more entertaining than I thought it was gonna be.  The side missions are pretty good and varied.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2014, 03:00:05 pm
Finally started playing Panzer Dragoon Saga, after saying I was gonna start it up last week.

Cheer! I cant wait til you can stick it to me. :D

what the...

...wut   :-\

I see what you did there!   :o :o :o

Ya, right. Keep on a dreamin'!

That way we can both experience the awesome-ness ... only you have to pay for it.  :-*

Speaking of what we're playing, Brad...

...that GFP ain't no joke now; is she?!  :'(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 28, 2014, 03:01:00 pm
Cindy-rella just kicked my ass again. I gotta figure out what Im doing wrong.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2014, 03:18:38 pm
Cindy-rella just kicked my ass again. I gotta figure out what Im doing wrong.

It's been awhile -but- I remember getting my ass kicked in that fight my 1st one or two tries myself  :-[
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on May 28, 2014, 03:25:16 pm
Rented Watch Dogs and its been generally better than I was expecting.  I saw very little to get hyped about with the game, but it's more entertaining than I thought it was gonna be.  The side missions are pretty good and varied.

I cant wait to get that on PC!!!!   :) :) 8) 8)  It looks like so much fun
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on May 28, 2014, 03:34:56 pm
Rented Watch Dogs and its been generally better than I was expecting.  I saw very little to get hyped about with the game, but it's more entertaining than I thought it was gonna be.  The side missions are pretty good and varied.

I cant wait to get that on PC!!!!   :) :) 8) 8)  It looks like so much fun
I'm finishing up DMC: Devil May Cry in hopes of playing this game right after. Thank you work for ordering new video cards and getting me a free copy of Watch Dogs  ;D
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on May 28, 2014, 03:47:25 pm
Rented Watch Dogs and its been generally better than I was expecting.  I saw very little to get hyped about with the game, but it's more entertaining than I thought it was gonna be.  The side missions are pretty good and varied.

I cant wait to get that on PC!!!!   :) :) 8) 8)  It looks like so much fun
I'm finishing up DMC: Devil May Cry in hopes of playing this game right after. Thank you work for ordering new video cards and getting me a free copy of Watch Dogs  ;D

Who do you work for?  Ubisoft?  lol ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on May 28, 2014, 03:56:48 pm
Rented Watch Dogs and its been generally better than I was expecting.  I saw very little to get hyped about with the game, but it's more entertaining than I thought it was gonna be.  The side missions are pretty good and varied.

I cant wait to get that on PC!!!!   :) :) 8) 8)  It looks like so much fun
I'm finishing up DMC: Devil May Cry in hopes of playing this game right after. Thank you work for ordering new video cards and getting me a free copy of Watch Dogs  ;D

Who do you work for?  Ubisoft?  lol ;)
Haha I wish! I'm the IT guy for a small architect firm. We're building new computers in the office here and either NewEgg, or Nvidia is running a program that if you buy a new Nvidia card, you get a voucher for a free copy from uplay. The business doesn't need it so I claim them :D.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on May 28, 2014, 04:09:56 pm
Been playing some Watch Dogs lately at a friend's house. While it's better than expected, I admit I'm not that impressed.  I don't think the hacking mechanic can support a full game. The hokey story and horribly unfunny memes also kind of dragged it down for me. ... Then I blew up the streets with a spider tank, so I guess it's not all bad. :P The mini games are also really fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on May 28, 2014, 04:18:02 pm
Been playing some Watch Dogs lately at a friend's house. While it's better than expected, I admit I'm not that impressed.  I don't think the hacking mechanic can support a full game. The hokey story and horribly unfunny memes also kind of dragged it down for me. ... Then I blew up the streets with a spider tank, so I guess it's not all bad. :P The mini games are also really fun.

Is it true that another real human can somehow get into your game mode and hack your phone?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on May 28, 2014, 04:38:20 pm
Been playing Dark Void, that Capcom-released third person action game. It's not bad, but some of the perspectives when climbing structures can get... really... weird.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: tpugmire on May 28, 2014, 04:59:03 pm
I downloaded the new Strider game off XBLA and I'm loving it so far. The controls take a little getting used to, and I wish you could skip the pre-boss fight cut scenes after you've seen them once, but those are minor issues, overall it's a great game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 28, 2014, 05:34:41 pm
Been playing some Watch Dogs lately at a friend's house. While it's better than expected, I admit I'm not that impressed.  I don't think the hacking mechanic can support a full game. The hokey story and horribly unfunny memes also kind of dragged it down for me. ... Then I blew up the streets with a spider tank, so I guess it's not all bad. :P The mini games are also really fun.

Yeah it's only slightly better than I expected, being that I had no expectations for it (I have no idea why people were so excited for it lol), but it has some fun side mission stuff.  Spider Tank is AMAZING lol

Is it true that another real human can somehow get into your game mode and hack your phone?

I haven't gotten to that yet, but from what I understand, your game can get "invaded" where people will come into your game and try to screw with you and then you can go and chase them down and I think if you stop them or kill them you get points and money.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on May 28, 2014, 05:54:27 pm
I downloaded the new Strider game off XBLA and I'm loving it so far. The controls take a little getting used to, and I wish you could skip the pre-boss fight cut scenes after you've seen them once, but those are minor issues, overall it's a great game.

You can.

After the first time they kill you. :p Or the second time you play the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2014, 06:03:41 pm
Been playing some Watch Dogs lately at a friend's house. While it's better than expected, I admit I'm not that impressed.  I don't think the hacking mechanic can support a full game. The hokey story and horribly unfunny memes also kind of dragged it down for me. ... Then I blew up the streets with a spider tank, so I guess it's not all bad. :P The mini games are also really fun.

Done with D3 already, doc?!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: argyle on May 28, 2014, 06:06:12 pm
Been playing some Watch Dogs lately at a friend's house. While it's better than expected, I admit I'm not that impressed.  I don't think the hacking mechanic can support a full game. The hokey story and horribly unfunny memes also kind of dragged it down for me. ... Then I blew up the streets with a spider tank, so I guess it's not all bad. :P The mini games are also really fun.

Yeah it's only slightly better than I expected, being that I had no expectations for it (I have no idea why people were so excited for it lol), but it has some fun side mission stuff.  Spider Tank is AMAZING lol

I'm more surprised about the negativity I've been hearing about it today (not just here, but in comments on other sites).  I have a feeling it's a case of the "vocal minority" tho.  Not really sure why you WOULDN'T have been excited about it assuming you're a fan of open world games (and if you're not, then it's obviously not a game for you :P).  I'll say this, from what I played of this & what I played of GTA V, it's a HECK of a lot more fun & interesting than GTA V. 
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on May 28, 2014, 07:49:39 pm
I downloaded the new Strider game off XBLA and I'm loving it so far. The controls take a little getting used to, and I wish you could skip the pre-boss fight cut scenes after you've seen them once, but those are minor issues, overall it's a great game.

Yeah, that game looks like a ton of fun. I want it.

I love this new 2D renaissance we're going through! Give us more remakes. Even more than that, I'd like to see new sequels to some of these classics.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: Jakandsig on May 28, 2014, 08:05:51 pm
I downloaded the new Strider game off XBLA and I'm loving it so far. The controls take a little getting used to, and I wish you could skip the pre-boss fight cut scenes after you've seen them once, but those are minor issues, overall it's a great game.

Yeah, that game looks like a ton of fun. I want it.

I love this new 2D renaissance we're going through! Give us more remakes. Even more than that, I'd like to see new sequels to some of these classics.

so... No new 2d games?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on May 28, 2014, 09:31:47 pm

Done with D3 already, doc?!

Not even close. Haven't really been home for the past week. :'(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: soera on May 28, 2014, 11:07:42 pm
Cindy-rella just kicked my ass again. I gotta figure out what Im doing wrong.

It's been awhile -but- I remember getting my ass kicked in that fight my 1st one or two tries myself  :-[

I gave it another try and won. I put her silly ass to sleep and pelted her with pieces of the chandelier ! :D Chapter one - done!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: Bwigdahl on May 29, 2014, 07:07:39 pm
Just started Castlevania Lament of Innocence.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 30, 2014, 02:59:37 am
Watch Dogs actually started to get pretty boring too me after awhile.  I beat Act 1, did a bunch of side missions, a lot of them were pretty cool, but the story and characters are pretty dull and because the world is just basic modern world setting, it's pretty dull also.  It doesn't have the humor and ridiculousness of Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row to be interesting.  I feel if they had done a more future oriented world, like Deus Ex level of tech, it would've been a lot cooler.  I also heard there were a lot of issues that are plaguing the PC version though I played the PS3 version, which played fine other than terrible pop in for vehicles and such.

Instead of that tonight, I returned Watch Dogs and dove into Awesomenauts with a friend and had a blast! I've had the game since the last winter sale on Steam and just never played it lol It's really fun for a MOBA, it isn't hampered by not being able to play characters, though you have to unlock them, but once you do, you have a good like 15 to 20 characters to play as.  It's also not nearly as competitive as something like LoL or even Smite, so it's a more fun experience than those.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on May 30, 2014, 08:45:24 am
Watch Dogs actually started to get pretty boring too me after awhile.  I beat Act 1, did a bunch of side missions, a lot of them were pretty cool, but the story and characters are pretty dull and because the world is just basic modern world setting, it's pretty dull also.  It doesn't have the humor and ridiculousness of Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row to be interesting.  I feel if they had done a more future oriented world, like Deus Ex level of tech, it would've been a lot cooler.  I also heard there were a lot of issues that are plaguing the PC version though I played the PS3 version, which played fine other than terrible pop in for vehicles and such.

Instead of that tonight, I returned Watch Dogs and dove into Awesomenauts with a friend and had a blast! I've had the game since the last winter sale on Steam and just never played it lol It's really fun for a MOBA, it isn't hampered by not being able to play characters, though you have to unlock them, but once you do, you have a good like 15 to 20 characters to play as.  It's also not nearly as competitive as something like LoL or even Smite, so it's a more fun experience than those.

Now im questioning getting the PC version for me  :(
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: karyann on May 30, 2014, 09:18:27 am
I've settled on a trade for some Digimon with a collector on instagram, and that got me back into wanting to play. So I grabbed my Digimon World: Dawn game, and started my first ever Digimon adventure! So far I'm having lots of fun, even though I hate the level design. I'm constantly lost  :-\
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on May 30, 2014, 09:36:50 am
I've settled on a trade for some Digimon with a collector on instagram, and that got me back into wanting to play. So I grabbed my Digimon World: Dawn game, and started my first ever Digimon adventure! So far I'm having lots of fun, even though I hate the level design. I'm constantly lost  :-\

Me growing up in Pokemon Mania and I always wanted to be the world's greatest Pokemon trainer and I was kicking *** too, I hated Digimon just for that reason and I never gave Digimon any true attention.  Is Digimon kind of just like Pokemon?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: koemo1 on May 30, 2014, 12:15:13 pm
Playing Path of Exile and the tecmo classic arcade Disc
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 30, 2014, 01:42:07 pm
Watch Dogs actually started to get pretty boring too me after awhile.  I beat Act 1, did a bunch of side missions, a lot of them were pretty cool, but the story and characters are pretty dull and because the world is just basic modern world setting, it's pretty dull also.  It doesn't have the humor and ridiculousness of Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row to be interesting.  I feel if they had done a more future oriented world, like Deus Ex level of tech, it would've been a lot cooler.  I also heard there were a lot of issues that are plaguing the PC version though I played the PS3 version, which played fine other than terrible pop in for vehicles and such.

Instead of that tonight, I returned Watch Dogs and dove into Awesomenauts with a friend and had a blast! I've had the game since the last winter sale on Steam and just never played it lol It's really fun for a MOBA, it isn't hampered by not being able to play characters, though you have to unlock them, but once you do, you have a good like 15 to 20 characters to play as.  It's also not nearly as competitive as something like LoL or even Smite, so it's a more fun experience than those.

Now im questioning getting the PC version for me  :(

Yeah I'd check their forums before you do to see if it is a widespread issue at all.  The game is gonna look better on PC, but as with most Ubisoft games, there's not much real benefit playing them on PC.  Other than Far Cry 3 maybe which has mods for it now.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: scott on May 30, 2014, 05:26:04 pm
Just started Castlevania Lament of Innocence.

Where's that +1 button?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: disgaeniac on May 30, 2014, 05:39:14 pm
Just started Castlevania Lament of Innocence.

Where's that +1 button?

Right next to the "Like" button  :o
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 30, 2014, 06:14:25 pm
Mario Kart 8 really lives up to the hype for me.  I haven't really played a Mario Kart game to any major degree since the Mario Kart 64 days so a lot has been added and changed over the years.  Just from that point of view, this game is amazing.  The tracks so far are all amazingly well done, no bad track that I've found yet and even some great new ones like Mount Wario which is one long track instead of one you lap around in.  Online play is really good too, though I did about two matches in that.

Lots of vehicle and customization options too.  You get a new vehicle item every 50 coins in the grand prix.  So far, it's just been a fantastic game and it looks amazing.  The next Mario game better look as good if not better than this lol
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on June 02, 2014, 01:02:58 am
I gave RE5 a chance, once I got used to the controls (for the most part) things went smoothly. I still have trouble when surrounded by multiple enemies, but now that the game actually taught me how to use CHRIS' STEROID PAWNCH attacks, I can actually save ammo. Why didn't this damn game teach me that sooner? The manual on Steam is two pages, one is a bio and the other is AN INSTALL GUIDE FOR THE DVD VERSION.

Oh yeah, there's this too:

(9:54:07 PM) Me: so I just got to a section with an airboat in RE5
(9:54:29 PM) Me: I'm shooting at black people in full stereotypical African tribal war gear
(9:54:57 PM) Me: and I go "... yeah those people that complained had good reason, goddamn"

I mean, it's explained in the game that they're acting like this because of the outbreak, so it makes people lose their mind and become very violent. It was still a very WTF moment.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on June 02, 2014, 02:55:18 am
I gave RE5 a chance, once I got used to the controls (for the most part) things went smoothly. I still have trouble when surrounded by multiple enemies, but now that the game actually taught me how to use CHRIS' STEROID PAWNCH attacks, I can actually save ammo. Why didn't this damn game teach me that sooner? The manual on Steam is two pages, one is a bio and the other is AN INSTALL GUIDE FOR THE DVD VERSION.

Oh yeah, there's this too:

(9:54:07 PM) Me: so I just got to a section with an airboat in RE5
(9:54:29 PM) Me: I'm shooting at black people in full stereotypical African tribal war gear
(9:54:57 PM) Me: and I go "... yeah those people that complained had good reason, goddamn"

I mean, it's explained in the game that they're acting like this because of the outbreak, so it makes people lose their mind and become very violent. It was still a very WTF moment.

Capcom isn't very culture sensitive as we've come to know them lol I heard in Resident Evil 4, the language they are speaking is completely wrong from what should've been spoken there.  Like it was latin america spanish over what would be more of what is spoken over on that side of the world towards Spain and Portugal since it was in some non-existent country.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: blipcs76 on June 02, 2014, 10:25:57 am
Mario Kart 8 really lives up to the hype for me.  I haven't really played a Mario Kart game to any major degree since the Mario Kart 64 days so a lot has been added and changed over the years.  Just from that point of view, this game is amazing.  The tracks so far are all amazingly well done, no bad track that I've found yet and even some great new ones like Mount Wario which is one long track instead of one you lap around in.  Online play is really good too, though I did about two matches in that.

Lots of vehicle and customization options too.  You get a new vehicle item every 50 coins in the grand prix.  So far, it's just been a fantastic game and it looks amazing.  The next Mario game better look as good if not better than this lol

I picked it up on Saturday and I completely agree that it lives up to the hype.  The gameplay has been tweaked and streamlined, you have more control options than before, the old tracks have been reimagined beautifully, the new tracks don't have a dud amongst them and it is an absolutely gorgeous game!  Online is easy to get into and plays really well too.

And I LOVE the race highlights feature.  After the race, it gives you a cinematic view of highlights from the race, where you can fast forward, rewind and slow-mo your best moments, and it gives you a chance to gawk at the beautiful graphics and little details you miss when you're in the middle of a race, like characters looking at each other when they pass on the track.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on June 02, 2014, 12:38:17 pm
Capcom isn't very culture sensitive as we've come to know them lol I heard in Resident Evil 4, the language they are speaking is completely wrong from what should've been spoken there.  Like it was latin america spanish over what would be more of what is spoken over on that side of the world towards Spain and Portugal since it was in some non-existent country.
Uh, what?

Those guys sounded like Spaniards to me, right down to the curse words.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: kamikazekeeg on June 02, 2014, 04:38:29 pm
Capcom isn't very culture sensitive as we've come to know them lol I heard in Resident Evil 4, the language they are speaking is completely wrong from what should've been spoken there.  Like it was latin america spanish over what would be more of what is spoken over on that side of the world towards Spain and Portugal since it was in some non-existent country.
Uh, what?

Those guys sounded like Spaniards to me, right down to the curse words.

I could be wrong, I had just heard that there was abit of an issue with the language, at least at the very start with the two police officers of RE4, where the spanish being spoken wasn't remotely the right one for the area.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on June 02, 2014, 05:55:56 pm
I think I will give SNK some love and my next game to play will be Metal Slug 1st Mission for the Neo Geo Pocket Color  :)  I'm excited for this one! 8)
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on June 02, 2014, 06:11:45 pm
Capcom isn't very culture sensitive as we've come to know them lol I heard in Resident Evil 4, the language they are speaking is completely wrong from what should've been spoken there.  Like it was latin america spanish over what would be more of what is spoken over on that side of the world towards Spain and Portugal since it was in some non-existent country.
Uh, what?

Those guys sounded like Spaniards to me, right down to the curse words.

I think he means that the Spaniards in RE4 apparently spoke with Mexican accents and dialects, even though the game was supposedly set in Spain. (Don't speak Spanish myself, so I can only go on what others have said.)

Regarding RE5, I fought the accusations of racism for a while when it first came out, as I didn't think making the enemies African was automatically racist. Then I saw the grass skirts and huts. And lo, all I could think was "Goddamnit, Capcom."
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on June 02, 2014, 06:46:15 pm
I think he means that the Spaniards in RE4 apparently spoke with Mexican accents and dialects, even though the game was supposedly set in Spain. (Don't speak Spanish myself, so I can only go on what others have said.)

Regarding RE5, I fought the accusations of racism for a while when it first came out, as I didn't think making the enemies African was automatically racist. Then I saw the grass skirts and huts. And lo, all I could think was "Goddamnit, Capcom."

... Uh. I'm Mexican. ??? Trust me, those guys don't speak in any accent even remotely similar to the ones we have here.  And we definitely don't say "Te voy a coger", which means two things: "I'm gonna grab you" or "I'm gonna fuck you (up)."

The first time I played the game I was all "whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?"
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on June 02, 2014, 07:17:53 pm
Due to the lack of the LED screen on the pocket color, I'm going to have to play it only at certain times during the day so I don't bother my wife when she sleeps so I'm going to try and rotate two games.  Pandoras Tower on the Wii will do good ...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: doctorlaudanum on June 02, 2014, 07:54:30 pm

... Uh. I'm Mexican. ??? Trust me, those guys don't speak in any accent even remotely similar to the ones we have here.  And we definitely don't say "Te voy a coger", which means two things: "I'm gonna grab you" or "I'm gonna fuck you (up)."


Huh. Well, learn something new everyday, I guess. Yet another reason why I really should learn Spanish at some point.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 02, 2014, 09:23:30 pm
I was playing Mario Kart 8 online with my brother a few minutes ago.  Man!  That is tense!  I love it!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: 90snostalga on June 02, 2014, 10:24:48 pm
I was playing Mario Kart 8 online with my brother a few minutes ago.  Man!  That is tense!  I love it!

How did you do it?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: turf on June 02, 2014, 10:28:28 pm
I was playing Mario Kart 8 online with my brother a few minutes ago.  Man!  That is tense!  I love it!

How did you do it?

Both get online.  One of the options is "Friends".  That way you just join the room your friend is in.  It's not like Xbox Live where you can talk to each other.  That sucks, but it's fun trying to pass each other.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: foxhack on June 03, 2014, 07:40:00 pm
Tried out Murdered: Soul Suspect since I got it for free thanks to an XFX rep.

Current opinion: Pretty good, but I've already found one game-breaking bug, haha.
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: amauriel on June 03, 2014, 10:54:51 pm
Let's see...I've been playing Earthbound again (hence the profile pic). We picked up Mario Kart 8 this weekend when we had friends over, and had some great 4-player going. The next day, I turned on the WiiU to play Mario Kart 8. Played for a while, switched to Earthbound to get a break. That was two days ago, and Earthbound is all I've played since. I had downloaded it to show support when Nintendo finally added it to the eShop, but hadn't gotten a chance to play the WiiU version yet. And since it is probably my favorite video game ever, I'll probably finish it before moving back to other things. I used to play it at least yearly, so I was due for a replay.

Besides that, I picked up Battleblock Theater on Steam when it released and have been playing that a bit with some friends online. The Behemoth remains one of my favorite development companies, and Battleblock gets all the fun of the old PDA games on Alien Hominid HD, but with online play as well. Great times!
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: insektmute on June 03, 2014, 11:57:13 pm
Started Drakengard 3 a day or two ago, and I'm absolutely loving it :)

It's definitely an unpolished gem sort of game, but really stylish and funny. I think other Nier fans will like it a lot, but then again, maybe not?
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: bobster on June 04, 2014, 09:36:22 am
Let's see...I've been playing Earthbound again (hence the profile pic). We picked up Mario Kart 8 this weekend when we had friends over, and had some great 4-player going. The next day, I turned on the WiiU to play Mario Kart 8. Played for a while, switched to Earthbound to get a break. That was two days ago, and Earthbound is all I've played since. I had downloaded it to show support when Nintendo finally added it to the eShop, but hadn't gotten a chance to play the WiiU version yet. And since it is probably my favorite video game ever, I'll probably finish it before moving back to other things. I used to play it at least yearly, so I was due for a replay.

Besides that, I picked up Battleblock Theater on Steam when it released and have been playing that a bit with some friends online. The Behemoth remains one of my favorite development companies, and Battleblock gets all the fun of the old PDA games on Alien Hominid HD, but with online play as well. Great times!
Earthbound is definitely one of my favorite games. I've been meaning to pick it up on the Wii U as well. I want to play it again, but my girlfriend has never played it, and I don't want to ruin anything for her by playing it in front of her. Maybe once she's done with Ni No Kuni I'll get her to play it...
Title: Re: What are you playing?
Post by: burningdoom on June 04, 2014, 12:05:01 pm
(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/9695.jpg)

I'm about 10 hours in, now. Great little traditional JRPG with lots of puzzle elements in it, just like the first two games. But with much better graphics and sound, being that this one is on DS rather than GBA. I'm sure the story won't be as epic as the first two games, since those came together into 1 big epic story. But I'm enjoy