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« Reply #1830 on: March 29, 2021, 04:53:13 PM »
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I was also digging Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, honestly to say this game is brilliant, but not up to the degree of polishment in Touhou: Luna Nights. Feels like the excutive producer and programmer were all ran out of idea when designing the last few areas of the game.
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« Reply #1831 on: April 02, 2021, 01:38:59 AM »
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Legend of Valkyrie, Japanese version on Namco Museum 5 (a very recent purchase off Ebay), reminds me I still need to play my copy of Xandra no Daibouken (Whirlo to you UK chaps), first game in the Valkyrie series chronologically. Then there's the middle game, which came first, Valkyrie no Bouken, which has an absolutely superb remake for the PS1 via Namco Anthology 2, and I must have it! It was also on the 3DS as well, but digital and Japan only, and only as a bonus for some Project X game, or something to do with Capcom and Namco for the machine. I'd rather a physical copy, so PS1 it is (the 3DS version added a second playable girl, why, I dunno, should been Sandra, the green guy).







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« Reply #1832 on: April 16, 2021, 09:20:14 PM »
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More Namco, the Rolling Thunder trilogy. Because playing as a spy can be so fun.

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« Reply #1833 on: April 18, 2021, 02:21:22 PM »
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Super Mario Land for the original Game Boy

And umm. Brave Fencer Musashi for ps-x

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« Reply #1834 on: May 11, 2021, 12:43:24 AM »
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Played a bit of the Witcher 3 on my PS5. It'll definitely take me some time to get through it considering how large the game + DLCs are. Right now I'm giving RE: Village a shot and so far I'm enjoying it. Although I have to get my hands on RE 7 just so I can really understand what's going on with Ethan Winters.
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« Reply #1835 on: May 21, 2021, 02:23:14 AM »
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Just finished the Doom Zero megawad. Not a whole lot of it really stands out from the most notable community-made megawads throughout the years, but it was competent. I also liked how the ending tied it to the 2016 Doom game.

Also just found out about the free DLC that Blasphemous got a while back. I went back and finished my first playthrough, but now I'm not sure whether or not I want to play with any of the handicaps you can choose from on the 2nd playthrough. I just kind of want to experience the new DLC bosses and stuff without any player debuffs.
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« Reply #1836 on: May 21, 2021, 11:35:13 PM »
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Every year I try to play one new series or franchise from the beginning. This year, it's Ys and Splinter Cell. Currently on Ys II and just finished Splinter Cell Double Agent.

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« Reply #1837 on: May 22, 2021, 08:44:08 AM »
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I love the Ys series. The earlier games are definitely memorable. I just wish Falcom didn't screw us with their remake of Ys 4. In my mind it's not the true Ys 4 but a standalone game. It also violates some continuity with regards to Ys 3's story since the fourth game takes place before the third chronologically.
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« Reply #1838 on: May 22, 2021, 01:53:35 PM »
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Doom is fun.

I've been playing a lot of NES games recently. All the Marios, Castlevania 1 & 3, Ghosts n' Goblins, etc.
Also fell in love with Super Ghouls n' Ghosts for the SNES. I think it's easily a top 10 game for the system.

I've got quite a backlog of games to finish on Steam.

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« Reply #1839 on: May 30, 2021, 12:34:29 AM »
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Also fell in love with Super Ghouls n' Ghosts for the SNES. I think it's easily a top 10 game for the system.


Can't argue with you there. SGnG is an excellent game. I need to go back to it one of these days.


Just found a game for sale on PSN called Sundered. It's a Metroidvania with some Lovecraftian vibes. It's not too bad. The controls take a bit of getting used to (it feels a bit wild), but it's fun so far. There's a lot going on during battles, and your character sometimes gets lost in all the chaos, but it's not a game that demands a high level of proficiency to play, so it's not much of an issue.

I also tried Transistor just briefly before that, but couldn't really get into that one.
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« Reply #1840 on: June 03, 2021, 06:15:00 AM »
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Played a bit of the Witcher 3 on my PS5. It'll definitely take me some time to get through it considering how large the game + DLCs are. Right now I'm giving RE: Village a shot and so far I'm enjoying it. Although I have to get my hands on RE 7 just so I can really understand what's going on with Ethan Winters.
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Have you beaten it yet?  I'm on the Village of Shadows difficulty now, so playthrough number 3 i believe? lol.  I thought it was a great game.  7 was also, although a lot of the fanbois gave it slack.  I've been a fan of the RE series since the OG in 95, and i think this was a very necessary turn for the series.  As much of a win that the formula for RE4 was, it's good to see something fresh come up and surprise us.
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« Reply #1841 on: June 03, 2021, 09:51:26 AM »
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Oh yes, me and My bro took turns playing the game. Unlocked a lotta stuff including infinite ammo for many of the weapons. That being said there are some quirks the game has that don't seem to work well for the gameplay and those are the weapons functionality. I get what they were trying to do but putting in noticeable delays for loading, cocking, and the fire-rate of certain weapons types (shotguns mainly) feels unnatural. Even during the sequence with Chris Redfield and his team where you fire your gun till you replace the clip. My bro noticed that Chris checks the clip before popping it out and replacing it. This adds a bit of a delay in reloading your weapon. In a real-life situation you don't check a spent clip, you know it's empty thus you eject it right there and pop in a fresh one. Even older  games do this. Is this really that difficult for the game designers to figure out? Also the shotgun that looks like a converted AK-47 doesn't seem to have auto functionality as one would expect. And the delay in loading the next shot into the chamber (again) feels unnaturally slow. There are people out there that can fire and reload a shotgun in quick/rapid succession. Takes them no time at all. Again, I get what they were trying to do but it doesn't work as well as they thought it would. For the next game I hope a little more research goes into the weapons' functionality. The other bit which sticks out like a sure thumb was the story script.

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« Reply #1842 on: June 03, 2021, 12:12:25 PM »
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I recently played Assassin's Creed Valhalla and it's honestly one of the worst, if not the single worst game I have ever played. The bugs make the game virtually unplayable in certain parts, requiring patches or workarounds, the textures in many places look like they're from 2004, the voice acting is atrocious both in acting quality and in recording quality (did they record half the lines in a garage somewhere?), the story is an ever-repeating nonsense where the main quests are virtually all the same storyline in like 10+ different branches, the characters are dull, flat and uninteresting, the visuals are highly anarchronisting despite official claims to be accurate (Norse didn't have shaved biker-punk hair nor did they have tattoos all over their bodies), the side quests and gear are wholly useless as the game, even on highest setting, does not require any kind of readjustment of weapons or gear, the enemy variety is laughably small, the loading times are the most atrocious of any game since Vic-20 and Commodore 64 times (six minutes of loading times for fast travel, no joke), the business practices are criminal - if you wish for 100 % completion, you must buy through an in-game shop with real currency, spending something like 300 bucks to get everything, and it bears repeating that the story is horrendous. Instead of being a Norse raider looking for a new home, you play the reborn version of a super-human, all filled with sci-fi and pseudo-fantasy that may or may not be even more sci-fi. The game doesn't commit to any kind of tone, claiming time and again to be historically accurate and realistic and then fill it with anachronism, fantasy and sci-fi. This is a game that had no idea if it wanted to go full Skyrim or not and, in being unable to decide, achieved no atmosphere or tone. The music, when present, is decent but most of the time, you play through the game in dead silence.

Then again, I guess this is my fault. The last Ubisoft game I played was the first Rayman on PS1. I foolishly assumed that they still had some sort of quality standard, despite Ubisoft's reputation. I now learned that it is well-deserved. Will never buy a Ubisoft game again. 1/10
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« Reply #1843 on: June 04, 2021, 01:01:41 AM »
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I was looking forward to Valhalla. But sadly Ubisoft gone done f@#ked up somewhere along the way. And I'd have to say it happened during AC Odyssey (not counting all the in-studio crap and allegations that were going on at the time either). Odyssey was fine for what it was however there were things about it that made me question whether or not it was an assassin's creed game. And certainly the Fate of Atlantis DLC was the beginning of the end in my mind. Valhalla is definitely not an assassin's creed game from what I've seen and heard. Odyssey is far more AC then Valhalla ever will be. Ubisoft was really pushing the AAA format with this one. So much so that they've lost sight of what made AC...well,. AC in the first place. I'd happily stick with AC Origins. loved that entry!
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« Reply #1844 on: June 11, 2021, 09:51:36 PM »
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Playing Streets of Rage 4 for the nth time, patiently waiting for the DLC to get a release date. Just saw the new video. Playable Shiva looks like an absolute blast! And although I didn't like Estel that much in the base game, her playable version looks pretty awesome, too.
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