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Title: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on May 26, 2012, 10:19:23 AM
Since I don't see this topic already thought I'd give it a try. Much like the music thread, just your thoughts on whatever game you happen to be playing right now.
I'll start it off.

"Phantasy Star" for the Sega Master System-
Phantasy Star Sega Master System Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfXppq-0IRE#)
Well, it's interesting to see a lead female protagonist in such an early console outing for the genre, but as you might expect from an 8bit RPG the characters and plot are so thin they might disappear if you turned them sideways. At least in my experience so far. The first-person dungeons are as confusing as they are impressive for the time/system. If I can't finish the game it will either be because of those dungeons or my 20+ year old game battery dying. Despite tending toward grindyness it's a pretty fun and challenging RPG so far.

Bright and colorful graphics really show off the technical superiority of the Master System over the NES, particularly the storyboard cutscenes. The music however is nothing special, with overworld tunes which while adequate for setting a mood become repetitive very quickly. So that I find myself as often as not muting my TV during one of the many grinding sessions necessary to get money in the game. The relatively tinny sound on the non-FM chip enhanced Master Systems we got outside of Japan only exacerbates this problem. Overall not bad so far, scratches the RPG itch I've had lately.
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on May 26, 2012, 03:09:46 PM
I'm going through Last Window: The Secret of Cape West, which is the sequel to Hotel Dusk: Room 215.

I had a LOAD of fun playing Hotel Dusk the year it came out. I had gotten a very severe sunburn on my entire upper body so I didn't wanna go anywhere because that required I put on a shirt, which was the most painful thing ever. So I spent like three or four days or maybe a whole week just sitting in my room all slathered in aloe and leaning forward, really engaged in the game. It was amazing. (I still had to work, which sucks 'cos I work near a big oven, but I just tried to do the bare minimal tasks, whatever needed to get out of the way, and let my dad deal with the rest, lol.)

So here I am, five years later, enjoying the hell out of the sequel. Bummed it never came to the States, but at least it got an English translation release in the UK. Still a whole lot of fun, really captures the greatness of the first game so far. Maybe not quite to the extent of the first, but it's still excellent.

Funny, I bought the game like a year ago and started to play it then but didn't get far. While I was waiting for my copy to arrive from overseas, I had bought a similar game by the same company (Cing) called Alive, and I was rushing to beat that before Last Window showed up. That was a bad idea since I got pretty burnt out on the whole point-and-click, talk-talk-talk gameplay, so I only played a couple hours of Last Window and never did finish Again. I intend to fire up the latter again sometime, but after a break once I finish the other, and I'll have to start from the beginning to refresh my memory.
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: ScionOfBalance on May 26, 2012, 03:33:15 PM
Okami.I've beaten it two times and i still can't stop playing.It's so addicting.
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: Kale on May 26, 2012, 04:28:57 PM
Mount and Blade: Warband

Game is just so awesome.
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on May 26, 2012, 07:33:32 PM
Folklore PlayStation 3 Trailer - Japanese Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE2wxepy7Kw#ws)

Folklore. It's a pretty bog-standard action JRPG from the early PS3 days, but at the same time, it's saved by it's emphasis on Celtic myth and legend. And Keats. OH MY GOD KEATS.
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: Aridale on May 26, 2012, 07:44:10 PM
D3 and Dragons Dogma right now. Thats about it
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: Ratty on May 26, 2012, 08:39:27 PM
That was a bad idea since I got pretty burnt out on the whole point-and-click, talk-talk-talk gameplay, so I only played a couple hours of Last Window and never did finish Again.
The same thing happened to me with the Gabriel Knight games. I enjoyed the first one so much* that I grabbed the other two on Gog right away. But got quickly burnt out after a few hours on GK2 even though it seemed to be a genuinely good game with FMVs where the actors surprisingly weren't terrible. Still haven't beaten either of the GK sequels some two years later.

*Beautiful sprite art, voodoo, Tim Curry failing terribly at a Louisiana accent and Micheal "Worf" Dorn as a Jamaican ...sign me up!
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 26, 2012, 09:07:45 PM
I got my Dolphin Emulator running at 1080p.
So I'm doing a NewGame+ of Xenoblade Chronicles for kicks.  It's so beautiful!  High-Res pic in the spoiler tag.  :D
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Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: VladCT on May 26, 2012, 09:18:12 PM
I got my Dolphin Emulator running at 1080p.
So I'm doing a NewGame+ of Xenoblade Chronicles for kicks.  It's so beautiful!  High-Res pic in the spoiler tag.  :D
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:o SPECS NAO
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 26, 2012, 09:45:44 PM
Ummmmm ok lmao:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad-Core CPU
Q9650 @3.00GHz
3.00Ghz, 3.50GB of RAM (really 8GB but Windows XP, my main OS, cannot see the rest)
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Series, PCI Express, 1GB GDDR5 RAM

Microsoft WindowsXP Pro (I have Dual-Boot but it appears there's some problem with my Windows7 Product Key, so I am unable to update DirectX in Win7.. :( )
DirectX9

If I were running in Win7, it would probably run faster due to access to 64bit goodies and extra RAM.  Too bad Microsoft is being stupid about my Product Key.  I hate that crap (it's a real disc, I just don't use Win7 enough and forgot to activate the product when I first installed, so now it doesn't want to do it and Microsoft's website is all 'here's a link to our store where you can buy our system'.... yeah NO I bought it already).

The emulator's visuals are really good but I don't get 100% emulator speed at 1080p.  I get about 70% (still beautiful and playable as the original game's framerate never went higher than 30fps and the emu runs between 24 and 30fps on my system).  There are occasional stutters in sound but that's an emulator/plugin thing that cannot be fixed with a better system.

Also, I am FORCED to throttle to 24-30fps, as the game's heavily voice-acted and the audio is hardcoded to the 24-30fps framerate.  I can tweak the emu to run the game at 60fps but then in cutscenes, the audio will play way after the animations, since it all renders in the game engine (no FMVs here).

It's really... really... really really nice, though. :D

If I unthrottle the speed and run New Super Mario Bros. Wii, it almost looks too good.  Like, "maybe what Wii-U would look like" good.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on May 26, 2012, 09:55:53 PM
Just finished another session with Champions Online. My Valkyrie character is a real heavy sword-wielding ass-kicker. Plus she's dead-sexy!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on May 26, 2012, 10:41:47 PM
For my sega saturn I am playing vampire hunter Darkstakers revenge, Grandia, and Assault suit Leynos 2

For the ps I am playing SOTN which I am not going to lie I like it more so than the psp dcx version simply because the tv screen helps me.

And that is it for right now.
Title: Re: What game are you currently playing?
Post by: VladCT on May 27, 2012, 12:08:13 AM
Ummmmm ok lmao:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad-Core CPU
Q9650 @3.00GHz
3.00Ghz, 3.50GB of RAM (really 8GB but Windows XP, my main OS, cannot see the rest)
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Series, PCI Express, 1GB GDDR5 RAM

Microsoft WindowsXP Pro (I have Dual-Boot but it appears there's some problem with my Windows7 Product Key, so I am unable to update DirectX in Win7.. :( )
DirectX9

If I were running in Win7, it would probably run faster due to access to 64bit goodies and extra RAM.  Too bad Microsoft is being stupid about my Product Key.  I hate that crap (it's a real disc, I just don't use Win7 enough and forgot to activate the product when I first installed, so now it doesn't want to do it and Microsoft's website is all 'here's a link to our store where you can buy our system'.... yeah NO I bought it already).

The emulator's visuals are really good but I don't get 100% emulator speed at 1080p.  I get about 70% (still beautiful and playable as the original game's framerate never went higher than 30fps and the emu runs between 24 and 30fps on my system).  There are occasional stutters in sound but that's an emulator/plugin thing that cannot be fixed with a better system.

Also, I am FORCED to throttle to 24-30fps, as the game's heavily voice-acted and the audio is hardcoded to the 24-30fps framerate.  I can tweak the emu to run the game at 60fps but then in cutscenes, the audio will play way after the animations, since it all renders in the game engine (no FMVs here).

It's really... really... really really nice, though. :D

If I unthrottle the speed and run New Super Mario Bros. Wii, it almost looks too good.  Like, "maybe what Wii-U would look like" good.
Considering that my PC isn't that much weaker compared to yours, I should be able to run it smoothly on standard settings...
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Also, I am FORCED to throttle to 24-30fps, as the game's heavily voice-acted and the audio is hardcoded to the 24-30fps framerate.  I can tweak the emu to run the game at 60fps but then in cutscenes, the audio will play way after the animations, since it all renders in the game engine (no FMVs here).
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as the game's heavily voice-acted and the audio is hardcoded to the 24-30fps framerate.
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hardcoded to the 24-30fps framerate.
...Well that sucks.
EDIT: Another question, does this game require a Wiimote? Because fuck me sideways if it does.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on May 27, 2012, 01:50:48 AM
Ninja Gaiden Sigma. I've been putting this one off for a while (despite owning this and II), due to its reputation for being difficult, but it's been totally manageable so far (maybe the original Xbox version is harder?). It's also some of the most fun I've had for a while with this type of game: I can safely say I like it more than the Devil May Cry series and even Bayonetta, and it's about dead even with the first God of War game IMO.

Also, is it weird that for the last week or so that I've been playing this, that I've been getting the music from the old NES series stuck in my head when I'm not playing??
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 27, 2012, 04:16:27 AM
Considering that my PC isn't that much weaker compared to yours, I should be able to run it smoothly on standard settings......Well that sucks.
EDIT: Another question, does this game require a Wiimote? Because fuck me sideways if it does.

The 'hardcoded to 24-fps' is an assumption.  Citation needed (but it seems to be for the gameplay/voiceacting reasons I mentioned).
The game doesn't require a wiimote (it's not a motion game).  On the Wii I play it with a Wiimote with a Classic Controller.  On the Wii Emulator I... still use that, since the emulator uses your bluetooth adapter (if you have one) to sync to a wii remote (if you have one).  However, you can configure a 'virtual' game controller' and a 'virtual classic controller' so it's very possible to play this by faking the system with an emulated wiimote/classicontroller setup.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: VladCT on May 27, 2012, 04:30:20 AM
Sweet. Well, better go and...um, ask a friend of mine to lend a copy! Uh...yeah. *cough* :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Archangel on May 27, 2012, 05:43:05 AM
I´ve been playing the Xbox Live version of SotN (for the first time by the way) until yesterday. Even though I´ve played the psp version first, the original voice acting is pretty epic. "Dracula! In the name of my mother, I´ll defeat you again!"

And then... well, I decided to give Resident Evil Revelations another try. Chapter 4 was so annoying the last time so I stopped playing. So yeah, I began a new save yesterday.. hopefully I´ll finish it this time :D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gunlord on May 27, 2012, 10:41:12 AM
League of Legends all day erry day 8)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on May 27, 2012, 01:26:09 PM
Lets see...
HoDe: It's mindless.
Fire Emblem 4: It's my secret drug.
and that's about it. I need to beat Dark Souls(I bought it at the midnight release and have yet to finish it. I just beat Seath the Scaleless so I imagine I'm nearing the end.), Tactics Ogre, and Tharcia 776.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on May 27, 2012, 04:25:00 PM
Back to playing Fallout 3 again after some time away from the Wasteland... enjoying revisiting it and laser-blasting Deathclaws while humming along to Billie Holiday.

Of course after I'm done exploring The Capital Wasteland, I'm going to start pining for the Mojave, and play some New Vegas.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gunlord on May 27, 2012, 08:34:12 PM
Fire Emblem 4? Maybe I should write some fanfic for that sometime ~_~
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on May 27, 2012, 10:37:43 PM
I would read it. I love FE4 as much as myself.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: knightmere on May 28, 2012, 10:17:41 AM
Right now i'm playing Star Wars: The force Unleashed on the PSP.  The game is fun as hell with all the spiffy force powers.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on May 28, 2012, 11:47:04 PM
X-Multiply on MAME, prepping myself for a rare PS1 game to arrive soon after I pay for it (got it far cheaper than ebay), Image Fight/X-Multiply, two arcade titles from Irem on one disc.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on May 29, 2012, 09:52:18 AM
NSMBWii & MPTrilogy
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on May 29, 2012, 12:28:26 PM
I beat Phantasy Star and it's held up excellently. A thoroughly enjoyable RPG with old school difficulty and charm.
Was getting rather worried about my 24 or so year old battery dying toward the end though lol.
Since to make it through the next-to-final dungeon I had to save and reload every few feet having depleted the very limited number of healing items you're allowed to carry with you in the previous 23 dungeon floor crawls, and there was no way to heal or buy more.

Just been playing some more Killing Floor since then. I prefer KF's arcade feel and gameplay to the linearity of the L4D series. Not to mention you can have more players at once and the class system adds refreshing variety.
And any game that allows you to play a steampunk medic in a top hot gets extra points in my book.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on May 29, 2012, 04:12:01 PM
Just got The Binding Of Isaac: Wrath Of The Lamb this morning. MOAR STUFF!!!

Loved Isaac the first time round, now it seems they've just cranked up the monsters, the drops, and the difficulty. These are all good things. Doesn't matter that it's essentially more of the same, it's just... more. Or indeed, MOAR.

I have however, already defeated the ultimate final boss already. I reckon though that's only because I was INSANELY lucky with my weapon drops. Going to have another run at the Cathedral now...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: knightmere on May 29, 2012, 04:59:44 PM
I just got the PC versions of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2, two of my all-time favorite Xbox games.  I just started the first one last night, I'm going to make a Light Jedi Sentinel.  Back in the Xbox days I always picked the darkside. :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheouAegis on May 30, 2012, 08:55:22 AM
Play Kid Icarus Uprising every day, a little at a time. Haven't beaten it yet cuz some days I rage and just play like shit, so it's either quit for the day or do things that would lead me to need a new DS.

If i'm not playing KIU, it's League of Legends (same ID as my forum ID, but with a space in it I think).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Munchy on May 30, 2012, 02:10:58 PM
Thunder Forces 2 and 3. These are hard but amazingly awesome. I can't wait to find Lightening Force; then I will only be missing 1 and 6 of the series.

Also Gaiares (I'm on a heavy Genesis kick lately) and Haunting Ground, which I'm unsure if I'll be able to continue if something bad happens to Hewie.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 30, 2012, 03:04:55 PM
I'm playing this game now.
BTW, what's wrong with this picture? :P :P :P
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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on May 30, 2012, 03:19:09 PM
What's wrong is there's an obscene amount of dust on that 3DS. ;)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 30, 2012, 03:30:59 PM
Yeah I don't clean the underside that often.  That's what a screen protector's for.
Also, stupid high-res pics show off all my dirtiness!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: beingthehero on May 30, 2012, 04:09:13 PM
Half-Life 2.

The game is 8 years old yet still looks excellent, and slinging debris, sawblades, and toilets at zombies and Overwatch troops will never get old.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on May 30, 2012, 04:55:26 PM
that looks like metroid 2 with helmless samus?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: PFG9000 on May 30, 2012, 08:12:00 PM
Lots of cool games mentioned in this thread.  Right now I'm working on Half-Life on PS2.  I really enjoyed the three HL2 games on the Orange Box, so it's good to see the roots of the series.  I'm also slowly working on Super Mario World, which I've never played all the way through.

I recently finished Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath on the PS3 and Silent Hill: Downpour on X360.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on May 30, 2012, 08:23:28 PM
Played more Killing Floor, Doctor Dave always looks so jaunty when he's frozen in a strafe after the team defeats the Patriarch. Got the achieve for Killing 1000 experiments, I'm still somewhat of a noob. Great game.

Since it was brought up on this board I've been considering restarting the Van Helsing PS2 game, something linear and action-y to unwind with after Phantasy Star's lengthy RPG campaign. Or maybe a good side-scroller.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 31, 2012, 06:29:22 AM
that looks like metroid 2 with helmless samus?

Suitless Samus (though I kept the boots).  Just her running around just in baileys.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on May 31, 2012, 07:29:31 AM
Suitless Samus (though I kept the boots).  Just her running around just in baileys.

I thought so but didn't want to hazard a guess. I've never been able to get into the Metroid games myself. The mythology just doesn't interest me and the gameplay for the 2D titles just seems like such a step down from most of the Castlevania metroidvanias. The prime series would get my interest if I didn't have to buy a wii to finish the trilogy.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on May 31, 2012, 10:04:47 AM
apparently you didnt play Super Metroid. That games still the top of 2d adventure gaming. Thered be no metroidvanias without it
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: e105beta on May 31, 2012, 10:14:25 AM
I'm playing this game now.
BTW, what's wrong with this picture? :P :P :P
(click to show/hide)

How are you playing a GBC game on a 3DS? R4?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on May 31, 2012, 10:42:21 AM
apparently you didnt play Super Metroid. That games still the top of 2d adventure gaming. Thered be no metroidvanias without it
I've tried a little of it. Symphony blows it away imo. Don't get me wrong it's obviously a good game and extremely innovative. There wouldn't have been a Symphony or other Metroid style Castlevanias without it. But it still feels like a step down/backwards and I still can't make myself interested in the world or characters. These are purely personal and subjective criticisms and I'm not surprised others enjoy the games as they are obviously of high quality.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on May 31, 2012, 03:04:26 PM
I've tried a little of it. Symphony blows it away imo.

noooooooooooooooooo :(

I don't get how anybody could think this way. Super Metroid is a masterpiece, a perfectly flawless game. SOTN, while great, can't compare.

Trying "a little of" the game doesn't tell much about how incredible it is. The first twenty minutes or so are an eerie setup that leads into a full-blown "holy peup this is amazing" type experience. The game just constantly keeps getting better and better as you go.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: knightmere on May 31, 2012, 03:52:50 PM
How are you playing a GBC game on a 3DS? R4?

Metroid 2 is available on the eshop for purchase. No flashcarts needed. And its a GB game not GBC.  :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on May 31, 2012, 04:28:00 PM
well I believe hes sayin thats a custom samus hack he made so itd have to be emulation of some kind.

Oh and seriously Ratty... You need to give Metroid a fair shake. Even if its none of the other games but Super
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on May 31, 2012, 04:32:36 PM
noooooooooooooooooo :(

I don't get how anybody could think this way. Super Metroid is a masterpiece, a perfectly flawless game. SOTN, while great, can't compare.

Trying "a little of" the game doesn't tell much about how incredible it is. The first twenty minutes or so are an eerie setup that leads into a full-blown "holy peup this is amazing" type experience. The game just constantly keeps getting better and better as you go.

Perhaps, though I think it probably has a lot to do with which one you played first. And again I just can't find Samus or the aliens interesting, I'm sure they're good characters (even I know Samus's character was butchered in Other M) they just don't appeal to me as much.
I never intended to start some kind of debate over which was better lol, though perhaps that would be an interesting topic for those who have played both to completion?
But I know the Metroid setting will never do it for me the way the glorious gothic supernatural b-movie amalgam that is Castlevania does. The whole series is special to me not just because of the awesome gameplay but the rich world I care about.
For a bit of context: My roots with Castlevania go way back, the first game being one of the few I remember from my original NES. (Though I didn't get to play it much as I didn't own it.) And SOTN is, like the rest of the games, set in the kind of spooky-fun world the love for which is the reason Halloween is still my favorite holiday. Bursting with fun horror elements that remind me of movies I watched late at night and saved up to buy/rent on VHS as a kid. So when I say I'll never like Metroid nearly as much, it's nothing against Metroid.

PS- Always remember folks- "De gustibus non est disputandum."
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: knightmere on May 31, 2012, 05:14:44 PM
I find it hard to believe someone can like SoTN and its flock, but hate Super Metroid. But to each their own I suppose.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on May 31, 2012, 05:34:22 PM
I find it hard to believe someone can like SoTN and its flock, but hate Super Metroid. But to each their own I suppose.
Ah I would find that hard to believe as well. I never said I hated it. Merely that the gameplay did not feel as good to me as SOTN (the platinum standard imo) and that the mythology of Metroid will never interest me as much as that of Castlevania. Like I said, I'm sure it's an excellent game along with most of the rest of the Metroid series.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 31, 2012, 06:00:31 PM
It's

a Gameboy Metroid II hack that uses my graphics to update Samus and some other stuff
running on
a Gameboy Emulator for DS
running on
a DSTwo Flash Cart for DS
running on
a 3DS system.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anomalousmaterial.com%2Fmovies%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F01%2Ftropic_thunder_RDJ-300x248.jpg&hash=5e04a1960b2f5241e93ce0d3c0f99e98)
I'M A DUDE
PLAYIN' A DUDE
DISGUISED AS ANOTHER DUDE!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on May 31, 2012, 06:31:00 PM
Just bought the new Humble Bundle at humblebundle.com containing...

Bastion (if you pay over the average)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Limbo
Sword And Sworcery
and Psychonauts... and possibly more to come, once they run for a few days.

Now that's a lot of damn fine games for a pittance, should you care to pay one cent (yet if you do that, you aren't supporting anything but your own selfishness) - myself, I spent ten euros and gave some to charity, some to the Bundlers, and most to the game devs. Looking forward to Amnesia, bit of a horror-puzzler as far as I know it - and Bastion looks like a damn cool game.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on May 31, 2012, 08:27:24 PM
I would buy the pack but I already own Bastion Sword and Sworcery and Amnesia. So theres really no point. If they add more onto it I might consider it then

I did buy the Thief pack on steam last week tho pretty sweet deal
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on May 31, 2012, 08:29:55 PM
I would buy the pack but I already own Bastion Sword and Sworcery and Amnesia. So theres really no point. If they add more onto it I might consider it then

I did buy the Thief pack on steam last week tho pretty sweet deal

My significant other gifted me that Thief pack :3 I had been planning to get the games on gog eventually but sweet to have them already.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: knightmere on May 31, 2012, 08:31:36 PM
It's

a Gameboy Metroid II hack that uses my graphics to update Samus and some other stuff
running on
a Gameboy Emulator for DS
running on
a DSTwo Flash Cart for DS
running on
a 3DS system.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anomalousmaterial.com%2Fmovies%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F01%2Ftropic_thunder_RDJ-300x248.jpg&hash=5e04a1960b2f5241e93ce0d3c0f99e98)
I'M A DUDE
PLAYIN' A DUDE
DISGUISED AS ANOTHER DUDE!


I didn't flash carts worked on the 3DS... Which one do you use?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on May 31, 2012, 08:46:00 PM
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy on PS2, and Diablo 3 for PC.

I'm in a bit of a dungeon crawler mood.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on May 31, 2012, 08:55:21 PM
I played Gauntlet: Dark Legacy with three other friends one night and we abused some spider boss and got to level 99. Good times. I should see if they want to do it again.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on May 31, 2012, 10:15:05 PM
Looking forward to Amnesia, bit of a horror-puzzler as far as I know it

I did buy the Thief pack on steam last week tho pretty sweet deal

I wanna make out with your guys' buttholes so much. Amnesia and Thief are two of the greatest games ever. The latter is in my top ten, probably my top five. Really similar games; fans of one will undoubtedly love the other.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 31, 2012, 11:20:52 PM
I didn't flash carts worked on the 3DS... Which one do you use?

Ummmm... DSTwo (I said that, teehee).
The DSTwo is 3DS Compatible (but only in DS mode; no 3DS Compatibility yet)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on June 01, 2012, 02:29:39 AM
I wanna make out with your guys' buttholes so much. Amnesia and Thief are two of the greatest games ever. The latter is in my top ten, probably my top five. Really similar games; fans of one will undoubtedly love the other.

Have Thief 2 on disc from ages back.... loved that game till it didn't work anymore on W'XP. Thinking about repurchasing on Steam. ThieF 3 was pretty good also.... never played the first.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on June 01, 2012, 07:33:51 AM
And SOTN is, like the rest of the games, set in the kind of spooky-fun world the love for which is the reason Halloween is still my favorite holiday. Bursting with fun horror elements that remind me of movies I watched late at night and saved up to buy/rent on VHS as a kid.

Super Metroid has a ghost ship that's 8,000,000 times more spooky than anything SOTN musters up. :p There are lots of moments of horror in that game (bosses Spore Spawn, Crocomire, Kraid).

I dunno, SM is oozing with horror atmosphere right from the get-go. I'm not really sure how you're not seeing it, instead equating it to some "guns and aliens" thing or something. It tells me you weren't really paying attention and didn't give the game any chance at all.

Have Thief 2 on disc from ages back.... loved that game till it didn't work anymore on W'XP. Thinking about repurchasing on Steam. ThieF 3 was pretty good also.... never played the first.

The first is definitely the greatest. Best story, best design. Thief II: The Metal Age followed that up incredibly well with almost-as-great story and design—and the rooftop level is the greatest level in gaming history.

Then Thief: Deadly Shadows got shat out but I still loved it anyway. Looking forward to the fourth one even though I know it won't capture the greatness of the first two.

By the way, it's required the Thief games be played on the hardest difficulty setting. I get the most enjoyment out of the games that way because you get so many more mission objectives, and you gotta be more careful because you often can't kill anybody.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 01, 2012, 08:34:05 AM
"Guns and Aliens"?  That sounds more like Contra than Metroid.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on June 01, 2012, 09:19:40 AM
Super Metroid has a ghost ship that's 8,000,000 times more spooky than anything SOTN musters up. :p There are lots of moments of horror in that game (bosses Spore Spawn, Crocomire, Kraid).

I dunno, SM is oozing with horror atmosphere right from the get-go. I'm not really sure how you're not seeing it, instead equating it to some "guns and aliens" thing or something. It tells me you weren't really paying attention and didn't give the game any chance at all.

Nah it's just my tastes again. SM is probably scarier than SOTN sure, because it's more serious, almost oppressively so from what I saw.
I usually enjoy spooky, ocassionally goofy fun over hardline horror. Take Alien and The Bride of Frankenstein, one of these is obviously scarier than the other inspite of a somewhat futuristic science fiction setting, and they're both really good movies. But I'll always favor the latter because it's in many ways a goofy fantasy that appeals more to my personal tastes. I like science fiction to, but it's not quite as close to my heart. And again I didn't play any Metroids until I was an adult, I'll never have the same tie with that series like I do with Castlevania.

The gameplay seemed more refined in SOTN. I seem to recall not caring much for how Samus controlled compared to the CV metroidvania protagonists, but it's been several years since I tried it. I freely admit I didn't play it for very long so I can't speak accurately in comparison to their level design. Also aside from the gameplay Konami was able to make the environments and characters much more detailed with the power of the PSX than could be done on the SNES, to say nothing of one of the greatest soundtracks in gaming. But even if you're right and SM is every bit as good as SOTN, I'll still prefer SOTN.

Like I previously mentioned "De gustibus non est disputandum."
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on June 01, 2012, 10:41:19 AM
Been playing some samurai action with Onimusha Warlords
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on June 03, 2012, 08:24:37 AM
Played some Legend of Dragoon. The story is as I'd heard a lot better than FF7 so far but I'm not really feeling the control scheme, maybe if I fish out my dual shock 1 with the not-so-pressure-sensitive buttons it would be better. Hmm
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on June 04, 2012, 04:56:29 AM
Still on the new Binding Of Isaac expansion Wrath Of The Lamb. They've been doing updates and it seems they've sorted out the difficulty a lot - the game is now 120% more hard, yet doesn't beat you over the head with just how hard it is... unless you play as Samson, then it gets INSANE.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on June 04, 2012, 12:41:37 PM
Palying onimusha 3 now afterwards Dawn of Dreams.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on June 04, 2012, 04:22:51 PM
Palying onimusha 3 now afterwards Dawn of Dreams.
I played a little of the original Onimusha and it seemed really good, though being restricted to dpad movement on a PS2 game is odd.
As a fan of the series you might enjoy "Soul of the Samurai", a similarly themed title Konami put out at the end of the PS1's lifecycle.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: RichterB on June 04, 2012, 09:04:16 PM
Lost in Shadow for Wii, Hudson's last release before getting axed by Konami. It's innovative and artistic, but I find it's atmosphere depressing. Hard to play for long periods. The combat is a little clunky, too, so far.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 05, 2012, 08:31:31 PM
I love that game, but it's not a 'combat' game per se.  Often you're hack hack RUN AWAY and repeat.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: PFG9000 on June 05, 2012, 09:11:14 PM
It's funny that the discussion turned to Super Metroid.  That's another game I've been playing lately.  I played up to Maridia, my favorite part, and haven't had a chance to get back to it since then.

Ratty, of course you're allowed to like and dislike whatever you want, but Super Metroid and SotN really do have tons in common.  If you enjoyed SotN, you really owe it to yourself to give Super Metroid a fair shake.  Even if you play through it and hate it, which is extremely unlikely, you'll understand the roots of SotN and you'll have the experience to truly judge the Metroid series.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 05, 2012, 10:13:09 PM
Speaking about Metroid, I'm playing another hack I helped with:

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inverteddungeon.com%2Fjorgefuentes%2Fimages3%2FMetroid_One_Ridley.JPG&hash=d1dbe25c7ca4d2748b2a0c843de42ab6)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: shelverton. on June 05, 2012, 10:24:47 PM
I'm playing Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (ps2) for the millionth tume. This time I'm determined to beat it. Dunno why I always quit playing at some point, but not this time. Beat the Ruins of Amnesia tonight and is heading towards Windseeker Heights next (I think). Or maybe Limewater Cave. Dunno. The game doesn't always tell you where you need to go, at least not like in typical modern RPGs where you're always being pointed in the right direction. Thankfully the game doesn't seem that large so I'm just walking around, stumbling upon the next objective most of the time.

After Napishtim I'm gonna play Oath in Felghana. I am pretty new to the Ys series but I'm finding myself getting more and more obsessed. Now, if I could only find a cooy of Y I & II Chronicles for the PSP...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on June 05, 2012, 10:53:56 PM
It's funny that the discussion turned to Super Metroid.  That's another game I've been playing lately.  I played up to Maridia, my favorite part, and haven't had a chance to get back to it since then.

Ratty, of course you're allowed to like and dislike whatever you want, but Super Metroid and SotN really do have tons in common.  If you enjoyed SotN, you really owe it to yourself to give Super Metroid a fair shake.  Even if you play through it and hate it, which is extremely unlikely, you'll understand the roots of SotN and you'll have the experience to truly judge the Metroid series.

This is true. I'll probably give it a proper go at some point. Just probably not any time soon since I'm still stinging from the last time I made myself play a game almost entirely for historical perspective (FF7) though like I said I don't dislike Metroid/SM, it just has never grabbed me particularly.

I'm playing Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (ps2) for the millionth tume. This time I'm determined to beat it. Dunno why I always quit playing at some point, but not this time. Beat the Ruins of Amnesia tonight and is heading towards Windseeker Heights next (I think). Or maybe Limewater Cave. Dunno. The game doesn't always tell you where you need to go, at least not like in typical modern RPGs where you're always being pointed in the right direction. Thankfully the game doesn't seem that large so I'm just walking around, stumbling upon the next objective most of the time.

After Napishtim I'm gonna play Oath in Felghana. I am pretty new to the Ys series but I'm finding myself getting more and more obsessed. Now, if I could only find a cooy of Y I & II Chronicles for the PSP...
Ys 1 & 2 Chronicles was released on Steam recently if I'm recalling correctly. My SO played Oath in Felghana recently and adored it. I'm going to have to give the series a spin.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on June 06, 2012, 06:23:45 AM
Ys Origin is out now on Steam as well
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on June 06, 2012, 03:30:43 PM
Ys Origin is out now on Steam as well
D'oh. Yeah that's what I meant. Guess I assumed that was the PC version of the latest in the long series of remakes of the first  2 games.
Think I'll put Legend of Dragoon away until I can get a controller with non-pressure sensitive buttons. Haven't played much of anything in the last several days.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: e105beta on June 06, 2012, 04:08:41 PM
Been playing Symphony of the Night and Dota 2.

Waiting on Paper Mario and KH:DDD to come  out summer.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on June 08, 2012, 07:13:09 PM
Speaking about Metroid...

...I could have sworn I read somewhere that the original took some inspiration from "Aliens".


Oh, and I'm almost done replaying MP1. Next up is MP2Echoes. Hopefully, I actually beat Echoes this time and don't get put off by having to go back to everywhere I've been and track down those whatevers they make you look for later on in. Then I can finally go and play MP3. Hmmm... Maybe I'll tackle Other M again after I'm done with MPT. I really enjoyed Other M even if they screwed up a couple of details.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 08, 2012, 07:16:03 PM
I bought a nifty shelf for my retro-systems.
I had to re-do some of the wiring, but my analog signals got a lot cleaner, so I celebrated with an oldie but goodie:
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inverteddungeon.com%2Fjorgefuentes%2Fimages3%2Fteeheenes.jpg&hash=bb176f2ebdf1608bf6b4e2a015a49ce8)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on June 08, 2012, 10:24:59 PM
Sweet. I hope to remake that game some day. :D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on June 09, 2012, 04:08:11 AM
Just played through Wet. Loved the whole 70's movie feel they had going for it...I bought it for this fact alone, and enjoyed the gameplay a fair bit as well. Some enjoyable songs, too.

Also just finished Gears of War 3 campaign mode with my girlfriend. Still not sure if its ham-fisted brotasticness is more annoying, or more amusing, but the games are still fun to play at least.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Fofa on June 09, 2012, 04:15:51 PM
I've been blazing through Tales of the Abyss on my 3DS, and I'm actually at the final third. Curse you timed subevents!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on June 09, 2012, 09:21:36 PM
I put down a payment on a white special edition PSP yesterday, so I'll be getting to my huge back log of PSP games in a couple of weeks. Anybody got any suggestions for must play titles?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: PFG9000 on June 09, 2012, 09:39:40 PM
...I could have sworn I read somewhere that the original took some inspiration from "Aliens".
It does.  Ridley was possibly named after Ridley Scott.  The female heroine fighting aliens in outer space.  Metroids hatching out of eggs in Return of Samus.  The tense escape during a countdown to a big explosion that's featured in 3 of the 4 Alien movies and most Metroid games.  There are tons of similarities.  Go to http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_similarities_between_Metroid_and_Alien (http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_similarities_between_Metroid_and_Alien) for the full scoop.

In other news, my new puppy enjoyed watching me kick Mother Brain's ass yesterday.  I'm going to work on training him to take down Dracula, once he learns to stop pooping on my floor.
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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: VladCT on June 09, 2012, 09:41:53 PM
I put down a payment on a white special edition PSP yesterday, so I'll be getting to my huge back log of PSP games in a couple of weeks. Anybody got any suggestions for must play titles?
DXC (duh), Maverick Hunter X, Duodecim, and Persona 1 and 2.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on June 09, 2012, 09:48:14 PM
That reminds me I haven't downloaded gotten Persona 1 & 2 yet.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on June 09, 2012, 10:35:57 PM
I put down a payment on a white special edition PSP yesterday, so I'll be getting to my huge back log of PSP games in a couple of weeks. Anybody got any suggestions for must play titles?

If Metal Gear is your thing, Peace Walker (and Portable Ops too, I guess) is essential. The Capcom and SNK arcade collections are pretty nice, too, although they were also released on consoles. Haven't played much else that was great on the PSP besides DXC, though.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Munchy on June 09, 2012, 11:21:35 PM
I put down a payment on a white special edition PSP yesterday, so I'll be getting to my huge back log of PSP games in a couple of weeks. Anybody got any suggestions for must play titles?

If you can get past its super cutesy demeanor, Mega Man Powered Up is friggin' amazing. As good as MHX is, Powered Up does a lot more stuff that's different from the source material.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on June 09, 2012, 11:33:46 PM
If you can get past its super cutesy demeanor, Mega Man Powered Up is friggin' amazing. As good as MHX is, Powered Up does a lot more stuff that's different from the source material.

Actually when I had a PSP previously I played this one forwards and backwards and it's the basis for my fan remake of MM1.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: shelverton. on June 10, 2012, 08:54:47 AM
One thing that really started to annoy me about Maverick Hunter X was that there's this footstep sound effect when you're walking. Why did they add that? I want to hear the music and the sound of my weapon, not be distracted by BOP BOP BOP BOP (or however it sounded, it's been a while). Little things like that....  >:(

Anyway, i'm still playing Ys 6. Having a bit of trouble with Cave Lake. I need to take a little break with something else.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Profbeanburrito on June 10, 2012, 10:39:41 AM
Anyone ever play Crystalis for NES? I started playing it again, it's so awesome. I've never beaten it, so now I'm going to
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: CrashDiary27 on June 10, 2012, 09:26:51 PM
crystalis is pretty rad. Right now Im playing MLB the show 12. That way I can live in a fantasy world where the cubs win...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on June 10, 2012, 10:40:39 PM
Anyone ever play Crystalis for NES? I started playing it again, it's so awesome. I've never beaten it, so now I'm going to

I just played it for the first time a few years ago. Excellent game.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Tavis Belmont on June 12, 2012, 12:33:40 AM
Warriors Orochi 3, NBA 2K12, Castlevania HD, Fallout: New Vegas, and (slowly) Epic Mickey.

Edit: And, of course, Lords of Shadow. Just trying to beat it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Tavis Belmont on June 12, 2012, 12:39:15 AM
If you can get past its super cutesy demeanor, Mega Man Powered Up is friggin' amazing. As good as MHX is, Powered Up does a lot more stuff that's different from the source material.

YES! Proto Strike! I loved the voices and personalities of the Robot Masters. Amazing game with a ton of replayability!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on June 12, 2012, 02:20:43 AM
Just started Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Ugh. I really wanted to see where the storyline went on this one, but I don't think I gave myself enough time since playing Brotherhood. Having a hard time staying interested.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 12, 2012, 06:26:19 AM
Get the DLC pack. "The Disappearance of DaVinci".
That has a neat story thing.
By the way, if you want what's truly at the end of Revelation, you have to watch the "Assassin's Creed: Embers" short movie.

It shows the final events of Ezio's life.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: squaretex on June 12, 2012, 09:52:57 AM
For a long time I have been hopelessly hooked on that confounded WoW, with a few helpings of handheld Metroid and Castlevania on the sides.

Then Blizzard had the Diablo 3 open beta stress test, and I enjoyed it.

THEN Runic had THEIR Torchlight 2 open beta...and I was flat-out BOWLED OVER.

Not trying to start a war here, but IMHO D3 has a very strong competitor there, with some of the old Diablo blood (AND musician Matt Uelmen) behind the development! :D

So as I wait impatiently for T2 to release and my preorder to activate, I've been enjoying the first Torchlight all over again. :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on June 12, 2012, 02:36:05 PM
For a long time I have been hopelessly hooked on that confounded WoW, with a few helpings of handheld Metroid and Castlevania on the sides.

Then Blizzard had the Diablo 3 open beta stress test, and I enjoyed it.

THEN Runic had THEIR Torchlight 2 open beta...and I was flat-out BOWLED OVER.

Not trying to start a war here, but IMHO D3 has a very strong competitor there, with some of the old Diablo blood (AND musician Matt Uelmen) behind the development! :D

So as I wait impatiently for T2 to release and my preorder to activate, I've been enjoying the first Torchlight all over again. :)

My SO swears by Torchlight, I'd really like to preorder but not sure that my increasingly ancient PC could do either the first or part 2 justice, just depends on how well it's optimized. What I can and can't run well is a bit erratic. I should have a bit of money in a few weeks, maybe invest in a better fan and graphics card.
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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: squaretex on June 12, 2012, 04:25:22 PM
My SO swears by Torchlight, I'd really like to preorder but not sure that my increasingly ancient PC could do either the first or part 2 justice, just depends on how well it's optimized. What I can and can't run well is a bit erratic. I should have a bit of money in a few weeks, maybe invest in a better fan and graphics card.

Much like WoW, Runic made Torchlight to work across a wide spectrum of systems, even going as far as integrating a netbook mode (no sure if TL2 will have that yet). It works quite well on my '07 desktop running Linux and Wine, and runs...eh, adequately on my old clunker of an '05 XP laptop.

Take the T1 demo for a spin and see if it gets you. :)

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Title: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Neobelmont on June 13, 2012, 01:15:48 AM
Simple what games have you beaten or are in the process of beating

For me I have beaten

Onimusha warlords
Legend of zelda ocarina of time 3D
Castlevania Bloodlines
and super mario 3d land.

Well what about you guys/girls now?  :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 13, 2012, 03:00:23 PM
I'm not sure if that pic is for or anti AMD (I use ATI which is technically AMD, right?).
EDIT:
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inverteddungeon.com%2Fjorgefuentes%2Fimages3%2FP1050493.JPG&hash=e0bdcd44f7420a22351593e6ab819126)
This is what I'm playing today, teehee.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on June 14, 2012, 01:24:22 AM
I'm not sure if that pic is for or anti AMD (I use ATI which is technically AMD, right?).
EDIT:
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inverteddungeon.com%2Fjorgefuentes%2Fimages3%2FP1050493.JPG&hash=e0bdcd44f7420a22351593e6ab819126)
This is what I'm playing today, teehee.

edit: Now I see it, good choice of CV title.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on June 16, 2012, 02:04:58 PM
I'm not sure if that pic is for or anti AMD (I use ATI which is technically AMD, right?).
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Big TV  :o
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Ratty on June 17, 2012, 08:41:40 PM
What you mean like ever? I think it's just that that would be a very long list for some people. Those of us who haven't beaten as many games would probably feel less experienced, and those who have beaten the most would probably feel like they were bragging. Still, a good place to keep track of this sort of thing is http://www.backloggery.com/ (http://www.backloggery.com/) if you're interested.
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed recently
Post by: Neobelmont on June 18, 2012, 12:02:20 AM
What you mean like ever? I think it's just that that would be a very long list for some people. Those of us who haven't beaten as many games would probably feel less experienced, and those who have beaten the most would probably feel like they were bragging. Still, a good place to keep track of this sort of thing is http://www.backloggery.com/ (http://www.backloggery.com/) if you're interested.

No. Games that one might have recently beaten like those four game I beat were very recent like in a months time not games over time like years. For instance I feel like I might beat Tales of vesperia real soon in a week or so then I'll post it here.
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Claimh Solais on June 18, 2012, 01:52:09 AM
I recently got all 70 achievements in Resident Evil 5. You have no idea how hard I cheered when I finally completed the game.
I recently beat (again) the campaign of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
I beat the story mode to Dynasty Warriors 7, also.
Right now I'm working on getting the last two achievements I need for Dynasty Warriors 6.
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: CrashDiary27 on June 19, 2012, 06:20:33 PM
I actually just went through castlevania for nes. I was up all damn night trying to get through death's stage. A whole lot of cussing was going on but I knew if I didn't beat it I wasn't going to sleep!
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Johnny Alucard on June 19, 2012, 10:11:11 PM
I'm close to finishing Devil Survivor Overclocked. I'm on the 8th day, just gotta rack up some good demons to go against the final boss.
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: shelverton. on June 20, 2012, 11:03:22 PM
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (DS)
This game was ridiculously short and easy. Probably the easiest JRPG I've ever played. The story is terrible and the dungeons are awfully repetitive, but the game is still kind of...cute  :-[

Jeanne D'Arc (PSP)
Another easy game, mostly because I quickly became extremely overpowered. I really liked it though and recommend it wholeheartedly to any fan of Shining Fore, Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics.

Ys: Ark of Napishtim (PS2)
Another short game, but the challenge was just right for me. I am now moving on to Ys Seven, I think!

Another Code (DS)
Known as Trace Memory to most of you. It was a pretty fun point'n'clicky type of affair with some questionable puzzles. I had to look at a FAQ at least two times while going through it. I have the Wii sequel lying around somewhere, which I'm told is a better game, so I'm excited for that.

Batman: Arkham Asylum (360)
I was playing this on and off for months but I finally beat it a month ago or so. It's a very good game but I honestly had even higher expectations. Hype is dangerous. I may pick up Arkham City someday but it's not a priority right now.

Righr now I'm working my way through Yakuza 3 which I've never finished before (did finish 1,2 and 4). I should be done with it in a week or so, if I find the time to actually sit the fuck down and play. So much in life right now :(
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Neobelmont on June 20, 2012, 11:09:40 PM


Righr now I'm working my way through Yakuza 3 which I've never finished before (did finish 1,2 and 4). I should be done with it in a week or so, if I find the time to actually sit the fuck down and play. So much in life right now :(

Same thing with me I feel that I am getting more close to beating Vesperia. I do not want to spoil anything if anyone wants to play that game but all I will say is this

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Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: GuyStarwind on June 21, 2012, 12:26:46 AM
I haven't beat anything for awhile. However, I suppose I could finish Thracia 776, Tactics Ogre, and Dark Souls. I'm nearing the end if not at the end of each of them but am feeling super lazy with them.
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 21, 2012, 06:59:51 PM
Recently finished Kid Icarus: Uprising, then finally finished the original in 3D (because it has saves, not like the password NES version).
I also finally finished Portal.
Lastly, I finished Xenoblade Chronicles (yay now there's NewGame+).
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Dark Nemesis on June 22, 2012, 03:53:49 AM
I'm about to finish breath of fire iv and i'm also playing tales of phantasia remake for the game boy advance.
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Ratty on June 23, 2012, 06:11:48 AM
Hm since this is such a similar topic to the one I recently made of "what have you been playing" maybe they should be merged into one topic like "What have you been playing and/or beaten recently?"
As for myself I finished Dungeon Defenders for the half dozenth time today. Such a great game.
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Neobelmont on June 23, 2012, 10:41:14 AM
Hm since this is such a similar topic to the one I recently made of "what have you been playing" maybe they should be merged into one topic like "What have you been playing and/or beaten recently?"
As for myself I finished Dungeon Defenders for the half dozenth time today. Such a great game.

Yep almost as a compliment to that topic. Yours is the starting mines is the ending kind of like that.  :)
Title: Re: Games that you have currently beaten/completed
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 23, 2012, 02:02:05 PM
I'll merge 'em.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lucius J. Belmont on June 24, 2012, 12:15:39 AM
The World Ends With You--I highly recommend this for DS, the soundtrack is excellent too.

Persona 3 & 4--also recommend, haven't finished those entirely as my PS is in another state. Can't go wrong with any Persona imo.

Shin Megami Tensei blah blah blah Devil Summoner Kuzonoha vs Abbadon really did this title need to be this long--again, can't go wrong with SMT/Persona. This was a borrowed copy so I need to finish it too, but I'm a little reluctant to drop fifty bucks on it on Amazon when it might turn up at GameStop for 29.99 or less. /crosses fingers

TwinBee and Parodius have been good for a NES-tune fix lately.

Also, Lord of the Rings Online--quite a decent f2p mmo. It's no WoW but it's not too harsh on f2p'ers and is pretty engaging.

And since I got an emulator running decently on my poor old-as-balls computer finally, I'ma bust out Parasite Eve.

And for a change of pace, Epic Mickey :p
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on June 24, 2012, 01:28:24 PM
I've picked up Rayman Origins again. Normally I play a few levels and quit, but I went through almost two whole worlds last night. :p I was in the groove, I guess.

I'm happy that a sequel is coming for the Wii U. Maybe I'm just a dildo, but I kinda wish it stays a U exclusive. I'm really rooting for Nintendo this next generation, hoping it'll have everything from great exclusive content to massive third party support. Really excited for the new edition of Arkham City, which thankfully I haven't nabbed for the current consoles since I haven't beaten Asylum yet. If Nintendo keeps doing what they do best while allowing for everything current gamers want, it'll be the perfect mesh and hopefully the ultimate system.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on June 25, 2012, 12:46:05 PM
Got to Metroid Prime last week. (S)He kicked my ass because I had completely forgotten the pattern. Got around to beating it last night and now it's back to the tedium that is Metroid Prime 2. I sweasr the Luminoth and the Ing do not make lock systems with less than 3 keys that are hidden in the most obscure places. It's like the fuckers both make shit and then expect to never put them to use.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: crisis on June 27, 2012, 03:24:26 PM
as for me myself? am currently playing Devil May Cry HD Collection (DMC3), Mega Man 8, Chrono Trigger, and Kirby Super Star Ultra.. all simultaenously o.o;
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on June 27, 2012, 08:44:42 PM
Gargoyle's Quest.
This game is great! I don't know why I never really gave these games a chance. Gargoyle's Quest for the Gameboy is well-balanced, and has a great way of making you feel like you're becoming more powerful as the game progresses without it becoming easier. Especially in the last few levels, where you can hover forever, and are required to use ALL the skills and upgrades you've acquired throughout the game. You really feel accomplished each time you complete a level. It's quite short, but that's to be expected from a Gameboy game. I can beat it in about an hour and 15 minutes now, but the first time through, when you're learning the levels, it can take a while.

I highly recommend it for platforming-heavy action game fans. 3DS owners can get it for about $5 from the eShop.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on June 27, 2012, 09:03:41 PM
Gargoyle's Quest.
This game is great! I don't know why I never really gave these games a chance. Gargoyle's Quest for the Gameboy is well-balanced, and has a great way of making you feel like you're becoming more powerful as the game progresses without it becoming easier. Especially in the last few levels, where you can hover forever, and are required to use ALL the skills and upgrades you've acquired throughout the game. You really feel accomplished each time you complete a level. It's quite short, but that's to be expected from a Gameboy game. I can beat it in about an hour and 15 minutes now, but the first time through, when you're learning the levels, it can take a while.

I highly recommend it for platforming-heavy action game fans. 3DS owners can get it for about $5 from the eShop.


Darn good game have the sequel for the nes never knew filght was that diverse  :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on June 27, 2012, 11:07:14 PM
yeah the gameboy one was always one of my fav games from then. I couldnt really get into the nes one and then of course theres Demon Crest on SNES
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on June 29, 2012, 01:58:02 AM
Just started playing Super Paper Mario. Didn't think I'd like it at first, but it's picking up a bit. Also playing Doom, which I normally do about once a year or so (along with Doom II). Those first 2 Doom games are among my all-time favorites.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on June 29, 2012, 10:58:44 PM
yeah the gameboy one was always one of my fav games from then. I couldnt really get into the nes one

That's kind of odd because to me the NES game practically feels like an 8-bit remake of the original. Both are fantastic games.

Demon's Crest is one of my top ten favorites.



Been playing the Game Boy Donkey Kong since Club Nintendo had it for "free" (Club Nintendo coins). I ignored it at first because, you know, it's Donkey Kong, and that game only offers up so much entertainment for me...but then on a whim I decided to look into it and found out it's actually its own unique game after you get past the four original stages, and that it was a precursor to Mario vs. Donkey Kong. My mind was blown as I knew nothing about this. To think Mario was doing all those double- and triple-jumps and backflips and stuff before his first N64 outing.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on June 29, 2012, 11:08:48 PM


Been playing the Game Boy Donkey Kong since Club Nintendo had it for "free" (Club Nintendo coins). I ignored it at first because, you know, it's Donkey Kong, and that game only offers up so much entertainment for me...but then on a whim I decided to look into it and found out it's actually its own unique game after you get past the four original stages, and that it was a precursor to Mario vs. Donkey Kong. My mind was blown as I knew nothing about this. To think Mario was doing all those double- and triple-jumps and backflips and stuff before his first N64 outing.

  :) It's the best version in my opinion.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on June 30, 2012, 09:40:18 AM
I just beat Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

Think I'm gonna start Revelations soon.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on June 30, 2012, 11:05:22 AM
Also playing Doom, which I normally do about once a year or so (along with Doom II). Those first 2 Doom games are among my all-time favorites.
You might enjoy this video, the guy does a nice job of putting into words some of the reasons why Doom is still so good after all these years.
Errant Signal - DOOM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyOF2RsO3ck#ws)

That's kind of odd because to me the NES game practically feels like an 8-bit remake of the original. Both are fantastic games.

Demon's Crest is one of my top ten favorites.



Been playing the Game Boy Donkey Kong since Club Nintendo had it for "free" (Club Nintendo coins). I ignored it at first because, you know, it's Donkey Kong, and that game only offers up so much entertainment for me...but then on a whim I decided to look into it and found out it's actually its own unique game after you get past the four original stages, and that it was a precursor to Mario vs. Donkey Kong. My mind was blown as I knew nothing about this. To think Mario was doing all those double- and triple-jumps and backflips and stuff before his first N64 outing.

Played quite a bit of Gargoyle's Quest before I lost my cart (found it again months later, haven't started again yet) and it probably is one of the best action games on the GB, along with the latter two CV titles on the system. I've wanted to get that edition of Donkey Kong since I saw the CGR review for it Classic Game Room HD - DONKEY KONG for Game Boy review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHEwbZ8k68I#ws) Kicked myself a little bit for not getting it for like $6 at the flea market years ago, but how was I supposed to know it would be such an awesome expanded version?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on June 30, 2012, 11:08:47 AM
Mark is awesome :)

Was watching some of the final fantasy reviews he did with TJ a day ago.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on June 30, 2012, 04:18:04 PM
Played through The Walking Dead point-and-click adventure game from Telltale Games last night. Awesome stuff, good narrative, some heart wrenching moments, and also many literal gut-wrenching ones... there was one choice that had me having to hack through someone's leg to save them, and that was not pretty in the least.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on June 30, 2012, 06:00:18 PM
Since I never really play just one game at a time, I've been juggling all of these:

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (needs a sequel, dammit)
The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection (looks amazing and runs well)
Game Boy Donkey Kong
Rayman Origins (looking forward to the Wii U sequel)
Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)
Lollipop Chainsaw (second time through)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land (holy shit I'm in heaven)
Donkey Kong Country Returns (bring me a Wii U sequel where you press Y to roll)
Silent Hill 3 (I haven't actually picked it up in months, but I intend to; was replaying the original four in order)
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West

and since I just picked up Shadows of the Damned on 360 since it doesn't have the poor audio compression that the PS3 release does and it's one of my favorite games of the past decade, I'll likely be playing through that again real soon.

There's also like a million games I got pretty far into but never finished, but they're too numerous to list and it isn't relevant since I haven't touched them in years. But one of them I'd really like to go back to is the current-gen Splatterhouse.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on June 30, 2012, 10:51:47 PM
I really shot my-self in the foot here. Besides playing vesperia I am also playing final fantasy XIII not good playing two RPGs at the same time  :-X
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on June 30, 2012, 11:39:15 PM
So I've been rocking the 360 Shadows of the Damned for a while and damn does it sound so much better than the PS3 release. Now I'm wondering if I should also score the 360 version of Alice: Madness Returns* since the PS3 version of that suffered the same audio compression issues.

Stupid EA. Couldn't even be bothered to release patches.

*('Course, it may still not come with the free download code for American McGee's Alice, and that would be a drag as I'd hate to hang on to the PS3 disc just to play it, or pay $10 for the game.)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on July 01, 2012, 12:51:07 AM
*('Course, it may still not come with the free download code for American McGee's Alice, and that would be a drag as I'd hate to hang on to the PS3 disc just to play it, or pay $10 for the game.)

Now don't get your hopes up, but I probably have a 360 code hanging around somewhere.

Probably.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 01, 2012, 05:32:06 AM
S'all good though, I found out the PS3 version is (generally) slightly better in the visual department with better anti-aliasing. I no like no rough, jagged edges. Well, that's not true, but I prefer 'em smooved. And since the Alice games are such visual experiences (and the fact the music in the sequel is nowhere near as good as the original's), I think I'll just stick to my current copy.

Although I don't know why I'm messing about with consoles. I oughta build a nice gaming computer and just have the best of cross-platforming gaming. But despite the advancements, I'm just a console gamer at heart...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: shelverton. on July 01, 2012, 06:31:30 AM
I really wanna play Alice: Madness Returns. I never get around to actually buying it though :(

Right now I'm playing the iPhone port of Shining Force. I finished this game back in the days of the Genesis and I still remember almost every battle (I'm at chapter 5 right now).

I also remember having a lot of problems with some of the battles, such as the one with the Laser Eye canon, and the Marionette boss in the circus tent battle. But now I'm breezing through everything! Back in 1993 this was my very first SRPG so maybe I'm just more skilled at the genre now.

The only thing you ever have to think about is the balance act of keeping the main character out of harms way at all times, while still level him up. Things also gets a little tougher when you promote your characters. I promoted them all as soon as they hit level 10, which I now understand is a bad idea (you're supposed to wait til level 20 to get better and easier level ups later on in the game. Never knew thus back in the day.)

Anyway, this is still a very good game. The item managment is super clunky, worse than I remember it, and the game is very linear and story-driven with no random battles at all (makes leveling a bit cumbersome cause you have to exit battles before you kill the last enemy, and then start over.). But I love it still. I hope the sequel makes it someday. It's arguably a much better game and one of my favourite RPGs of all time.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on July 01, 2012, 08:21:11 AM
I really wanna play Alice: Madness Returns. I never get around to actually buying it though :(

Right now I'm playing the iPhone port of Shining Force. I finished this game back in the days of the Genesis and I still remember almost every battle (I'm at chapter 5 right now).

I also remember having a lot of problems with some of the battles, such as the one with the Laser Eye canon, and the Marionette boss in the circus tent battle. But now I'm breezing through everything! Back in 1993 this was my very first SRPG so maybe I'm just more skilled at the genre now.

The only thing you ever have to think about is the balance act of keeping the main character out of harms way at all times, while still level him up. Things also gets a little tougher when you promote your characters. I promoted them all as soon as they hit level 10, which I now understand is a bad idea (you're supposed to wait til level 20 to get better and easier level ups later on in the game. Never knew thus back in the day.)

Anyway, this is still a very good game. The item managment is super clunky, worse than I remember it, and the game is very linear and story-driven with no random battles at all (makes leveling a bit cumbersome cause you have to exit battles before you kill the last enemy, and then start over.). But I love it still. I hope the sequel makes it someday. It's arguably a much better game and one of my favourite RPGs of all time.
I've been thinking I might pick that one up. I've been more curious about sega-specific RPGs since beating Phantasy Star, which was refreshingly different from what you saw on Nintendo systems* around the same time. And it very possibly is the most "advanced" game on an 8bit console I've ever played.
The only sort-of Sega RPG I've got with me right now though is Landstalker, which seems more like isometric Zelda than a true RPG. It was I think supposed to be a spinoff of the Shining series until the producers had a falling out with Sega and changed some of the names/details. Kinda bugs me that I can't access the censored scene (comic bathtub exchange between the hero and villain) on my American copy.

*You can't beat golden age Square and Enix, so you might as well try to do something unique.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: shelverton. on July 01, 2012, 11:03:17 AM
I've been thinking I might pick that one up. I've been more curious about sega-specific RPGs since beating Phantasy Star, which was refreshingly different from what you saw on Nintendo systems* around the same time. And it very possibly is the most "advanced" game on an 8bit console I've ever played.
The only sort-of Sega RPG I've got with me right now though is Landstalker, which seems more like isometric Zelda than a true RPG. It was I think supposed to be a spinoff of the Shining series until the producers had a falling out with Sega and changed some of the names/details. Kinda bugs me that I can't access the censored scene (comic bathtub exchange between the hero and villain) on my American copy.

*You can't beat golden age Square and Enix, so you might as well try to do something unique.

Well, I love Landstalker (even though it's very frustrating at points) and Shining Force was also made by Climax Entertainment so I wouldn't be suprised if Landstalker was once a Shining spin-off. The music is very similar in both games, and the soundeffects are the same, even down to the familiar noises when people are talking.

Phantasy Star are some of my favourite oldschool RPGs ever (play Phantasy Star 4 and you'll recognize my avatar and signature). Phantasy Star 2 is hard as fuck, and Phantasy Star 3 is an aquired taste to put it mildly. Phantasy Star 4 is arguably one of the best (if not THE best) RPG ever made by Sega, rivalled only by.. dunno... Skies of Arcadia, Valkyria Chronicles and Shining Force II, IMO. The only thing that could potentially hold PS4 back is the fact that the game is surprisingly short. But still, fantastic game!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on July 01, 2012, 11:41:26 AM
Pokemon SoulSilver.

Excellent remake. IMO, SoulSilver and HeartGold are the two best games in the series at the moment. There's just so much to do! Having Pokemon follow you around was something they should have kept in the Black and White Pokemon games. It really makes you even more attached to your Pokemon.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 01, 2012, 12:45:55 PM

*You can't beat golden age Square and Enix.

Dragon Warrior tell me right now who can hate the overture theme?

One of the best themes ever not only in gaming but in general puts a tear to my eye everytime  :'(


Dragon Quest I - Overture March (Symphonic Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1nZo4srXKU#)

I have beaten the first one a couple of times already on the GBC Version the second is really hard wow, but not the nes need to grind a bit before doing something as crazy as going into dracolords castle.
Not to mention I have 4 remake for the ds and sentinels of the starry sky really good game have to get back to it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on July 08, 2012, 12:13:45 PM
I've been getting into Skyrim quite a bit recently. I bought the PC version and have downloaded many mods for it. It's amusing to be running around with the Sword of Omens from Thundercats while the Death Star from Return of the Jedi rises high in the evening sky. Talk about a nerd-fest, huh?  8)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on July 08, 2012, 11:00:33 PM
Monster Hunter... Lots of Monster Hunter...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on July 09, 2012, 12:09:35 AM
Done with every released console Assassin's Creed game. Now I need Altair's Chronicles, Bloodlines, and Discovery... On top of that Assassin's Creed III and Liberation.

In the meantime, I'm addicted to Eternal Sonata.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 09, 2012, 12:20:56 AM
Done with every released console Assassin's Creed game. Now I need Altair's Chronicles, Bloodlines, and Discovery... On top of that Assassin's Creed III and Liberation.

In the meantime, I'm addicted to Eternal Sonata.

Eternal Sonata. Hmm very very nice choice I have not seen much since I do not want to spoil it for my self, but that game has color if I have ever seen one how a game should be right  ;)

In the meantime I've backed off of vesperia for a brief moment to play some dragon warrior I&II on my recently bought game boy color ahh the memories too bad it was not the turquoise game boy  :'(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on July 09, 2012, 01:45:04 AM
Eternal Sonata. Hmm very very nice choice I have not seen much since I do not want to spoil it for my self, but that game has color if I have ever seen one how a game should be right  ;)

The game is great. I'm actually blown away by how good it is so far.

Not to mention the story and voice acting are both really good. Patrick Seitz's role in this is probably one of his best.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on July 09, 2012, 03:00:17 AM
You might enjoy this video, the guy does a nice job of putting into words some of the reasons why Doom is still so good after all these years.


That was pretty cool. I kind of feel dumb for not previously picking up on some of the things he touched on, though.


Just finished Vanquish...I think this one's going in the sell pile for me. It had its moments I guess, but it wasn't as fun as it looked. The overheating mechanic made the game a little more limited than I had hoped. Also went through Raam's Shadow with my girlfriend...not bad. The parts that had you play as Locust troops was kind of pointless, but it was still fun DLC overall.

I'm really wanting to get into Dark Souls, since Demon's Souls is my favorite PS3 game to date (and possibly my favorite of this gen, period), but I know it'll suck up so much of my time that I'm still hesitant. It's sitting on the shelf. Mocking me.  :'(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 09, 2012, 10:12:41 PM
The game is great. I'm actually blown away by how good it is so far.

Not to mention the story and voice acting are both really good. Patrick Seitz's role in this is probably one of his best.

After vesperia and final fantasy 13 I want to get either eternal sonata or star ocean, but then there is the last story. Dang it RPGs kill me that's why I can never finish them, but not with vesperia I plan on beating that no exceptions... no exceptions at all...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on July 09, 2012, 11:49:42 PM
After vesperia and final fantasy 13 I want to get either eternal sonata or star ocean, but then there is the last story. Dang it RPGs kill me that's why I can never finish them, but not with vesperia I plan on beating that no exceptions... no exceptions at all...

I'm not gonna bother continuing Eternal Sonata. Reason being is I have the Xbox 360 version, but the PS3 version has a BUNCH of new features, including story and characters. So I'm gonna wait til I pick up that one...

And you have Vesperia... I've been wanting that one forever...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on July 10, 2012, 07:20:42 AM
So I'm 1/3 of the way through Torvus in MP2. Still dreading having to find those 12 artifacts or whatever later on. Whoever decided to to not give players ANY clues as to their whereabouts is a bastard. Let's see if I can get through it this time.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 10, 2012, 10:07:50 AM
I don't envy you, trudging through the Torvus Bog (though hearing Red Soil Swampy Area's arrangement probably helps a lot).
I'm playing Pokemon Platinum in order to get the last little critters I'm missing.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Sul_Yong on July 10, 2012, 11:05:29 AM
Finally got my hands on Circle of the Moon, so I'm playing that... also been playing some UMvC3 and about to pick up KoF XIII again... Right now I'm looking for a very fun challenge...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on July 10, 2012, 12:29:32 PM
Im about 20 hours in on Monster Hunter Freedom Unite and havent even got to the 3* quests yet *_* such a good game... very hard but soo sooooo good
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on July 10, 2012, 03:15:31 PM
I don't envy you, trudging through the Torvus Bog (though hearing Red Soil Swampy Area's arrangement probably helps a lot).
I'm playing Pokemon Platinum in order to get the last little critters I'm missing.

Good god! Does it ever! Love that arrangement. It's probably my second favorite piece after the Ridley battle music's many incarnations.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 11, 2012, 12:34:33 AM
Returning to Lost in Shadow. Crazy to think I haven't touched this since last July, almost a full year (four days short). Seems I do most of my video gaming in the summer since it can get so hot I don't wanna do anything but sit as still as possible in my basement.

Great game, doesn't seem to get much recognition. Been seeing it in my Walmart for ten bucks next to all the throwaway budget games and that's just a crying shame. One of the past decade's most fun and creative sidescrollers deserves better than that.

What makes it even better is that the mood, theme, and graphics remind me a lot of Ico, which is one of the greatest, most enjoyably atmospheric games ever. It also gives me heavy feelings of Super Metroid and Limbo, which is always a good thing.

Maybe Hudson Soft will do a sequel for this thingy (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on July 11, 2012, 09:31:01 AM
Totally agreed there, my friend. That's the next one on my list even. Just got back to where I was the first time I tried it out on my old wii.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 11, 2012, 09:45:58 AM
I thought Hudson Soft died...?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 11, 2012, 10:49:05 AM
They're done for? That sucks. :( Maybe the key designers for Lost in Shadow will form a small company and make games for the OUYA. ;)

I just ordered another game that the team did, a Marble Madness- and Super Monkey Ball-style game called Kororinpa: Marble Mania. Looks like a ton of fun. I'm sure I'll pick up the sequel before long.

Sucks so bad about Hudson though, to see an important developer like that fall apart. Gonna hold a candlelight vigil while playing DoReMi Fantasy.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on July 11, 2012, 02:59:09 PM
They're done for? That sucks. :( Maybe the key designers for Lost in Shadow will form a small company and make games for the OUYA. ;)

I just ordered another game that the team did, a Marble Madness- and Super Monkey Ball-style game called Kororinpa: Marble Mania. Looks like a ton of fun. I'm sure I'll pick up the sequel before long.

Sucks so bad about Hudson though, to see an important developer like that fall apart. Gonna hold a candlelight vigil while playing DoReMi Fantasy.

Yeah I think they were shut down a good while ago, though the name might still be kept around for shovelware purposes. They were planning to do a new Bloody Roar to :/

Aside from Dungeon Defenders I've been playing what may just be a forgotten classic on the PS1 - "Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman" think God Hand on the PS1 and you'll have something of the idea.

Since everyone here kept praising it I also got Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. Been playing it a bit today and so far not that impressed. I understand most of the praise comes from the story these days but so far it seems like it's going to be a fairly standard twisty turny plot. I will give it time though.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on July 12, 2012, 12:22:07 AM
I finally picked up a copy of Nier, and it has exceeded my wildest expectations. Easily the best RPG I've ever played.

I'm only half-way through the game though. It's really long and its got me all excited.  ;D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on July 13, 2012, 08:28:32 PM
I haven't played anything recently. All I do is work.  :-[
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Post by: VladCT on July 13, 2012, 09:01:27 PM
Been playing Eternal Daughter bit by bit. That game is...tricky, to say the least.
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Post by: Gunlord on July 13, 2012, 09:32:38 PM
Ive been playing a LOT of games recently. The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus collection for the PStripple, Ninety-Nine Nights for the Xbawks, and Tactics Ogre for the PSPee. I'm expecting Ninety Nine Nights 2, Lord of Shadows, and Hokuto no Ken, AND Dragon's Dogma soon as well. O_O
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on July 14, 2012, 02:48:23 AM
I just recently started on Deadly Premonition. Although some of it is irritating and unintentionally (?) funny, I'm still getting sucked into the story, and it does have its charm. I told myself I wouldn't do any side missions, but I did a few just to kill time before some of the main missions were available, and now I'm in full-on Collect Friggin' Everything mode, as usual with games like this.

Oh well. It's still fun overall, so far.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Johnny Alucard on July 14, 2012, 05:31:50 PM
Recently picked up Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy and am giving Rhythm Thief a go. They're both really fun and great rhythm games with their own merits.  T:FF has select songs from the FF OSTs and a neat little RPG system while Rhythm Thief is really story driven with a wide variety of minigames with little point and click style segments with puzzles in between.

If I had to recommend one, I'd say Rhythm Thief as it needs more love and is on a limited print run, so if you don't get a copy now, you'll probably miss out.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 14, 2012, 08:18:24 PM
Dark Souls. My gosh this game is like one huge death trap and you can never rest it's one surprise after an other. Where do I even begin.

Going to continue ToV tomorrow.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 14, 2012, 08:43:10 PM
Now playing Ys: The Oath in Felghana
and
Portal 2.

STEAM SUMMER SALE!  I paid less than $10 for both together!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 14, 2012, 10:54:58 PM
I just recently started on Deadly Premonition. Although some of it is irritating and unintentionally (?) funny, I'm still getting sucked into the story, and it does have its charm. I told myself I wouldn't do any side missions, but I did a few just to kill time before some of the main missions were available, and now I'm in full-on Collect Friggin' Everything mode, as usual with games like this.

Oh well. It's still fun overall, so far.

I freagin' love Deadly Premonition. It's basically Twin Peaks: The Video Game with a really unique ending—the kind that I think makes even SUDA51 look a little ordinary. And the side quests are mandatory.

Looking forward to the PS3 director's cut, hoping it gets released here.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on July 15, 2012, 05:48:15 AM
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on MK Arcade Kollection on the PS3, one of those rare times I'll actually fire up the system.
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Post by: X on July 15, 2012, 11:50:17 AM
Quote
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on MK Arcade Kollection on the PS3, one of those rare times I'll actually fire up the system.

I loved playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. It had every character in all the three games and they were all playable. I found it being the ultimate expression of the Mortal Kombat trilogy.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 15, 2012, 01:17:53 PM
I like playing the very latesst MK and playing MKT in tantem... though my MKT is the N64 one.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on July 15, 2012, 04:58:58 PM
Dark Souls. My gosh this game is like one huge death trap and you can never rest it's one surprise after an other. Where do I even begin.

Going to continue ToV tomorrow.
I bought Dark Souls at midnight and still haven't finished it. I've just been so lazy with it.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on July 16, 2012, 05:16:19 AM
I bought Dark Souls at midnight and still haven't finished it. I've just been so lazy with it.


One advice, take your time with the game, don't rush to finish it, because once you get to a new game+, even with a 120+soul level and the highest equipment, you will still find yourself in a tight spot.  ;)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on July 16, 2012, 11:50:26 AM

One advice, take your time with the game, don't rush to finish it, because once you get to a new game+, even with a 120+soul level and the highest equipment, you will still find yourself in a tight spot.  ;)
And that's why I love these games. I'm nearing the end(at least I think I am) but ever since I started working I haven't been able to play as much. Hooray for being an adult...  :-\
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Post by: Gunlord on July 16, 2012, 01:27:07 PM
I just got Lords of Shadow and the Hokuto no Ken game for the PS3. Which one should I play first guyyyssssss
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on July 16, 2012, 01:38:55 PM
And that's why I love these games. I'm nearing the end(at least I think I am) but ever since I started working I haven't been able to play as much. Hooray for being an adult...  :-\

I just got half month to my new job and i'm working 15 to 17 hours per day 6 days a week..............no time even to sleep for me.
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Post by: Gunlord on July 16, 2012, 05:47:22 PM
The English voice acting for the HnK game is...surprisingly good. :D
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Post by: Neobelmont on July 17, 2012, 12:08:37 AM

One advice, take your time with the game, don't rush to finish it, because once you get to a new game+, even with a 120+soul level and the highest equipment, you will still find yourself in a tight spot.  ;)

So true I am like level 50+ and you can still die from the normal enemies from the firelink shrine, What happened to me in the last two days is this

Went to the forest to level up killed all those spirits except the thief one keeps showing up and the monks with the magic, mace,and axe,shot a talking cat because it annoyed me got my ass kicked by a giant wolf with a BFS for who knows how long, upgraded my weapons, ventured into the sewers just to get cursed, went back into the sewers and saw the big ass dragon and used that white stick that brings you back to the last bonfire(scared the crap out of me) went back died and fought it again wining this time got the key to blighttown and took a leap of death when I got there, went again to die this time returning to the firelink shrine just to find out that the fire soul keeper has died and now the main bonfire has died out. Not to mention that my game has been invaded in the pass two days with me dieing only once.

So yeah Dark Souls one heck of a game and that's just two days

Also

Rage Quit : Dark Souls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnUGxY_b00Y#ws)
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Post by: Bloodreign on July 17, 2012, 12:55:58 AM
I loved playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. It had every character in all the three games and they were all playable. I found it being the ultimate expression of the Mortal Kombat trilogy.

UMK3 didn't have Raiden or Johnny Cage. MK Trilogy on PS1 , Saturn, and N64 are where these 2 got added along with Baraka, and classic versions of Kung Lao, Kano, Jax, and Raiden.

The MKT I possess is the PS1 one, first revision. It's incredibly buggy, but that was fixed for Rev 1.1 aka the Greatest Hits version.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 17, 2012, 06:34:40 AM
That's the one with the Shang Tsung loadtime morphs?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on July 17, 2012, 10:12:42 PM
Well, after months of not playing Dark Souls I popped it in a beat three bosses. I was pretty pleased with myself. 8)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on July 21, 2012, 07:05:19 PM
Been too busy the last couple days to play much of anything except an old TSR gamebook right before bed. Looking forward to the release of "Orcs Must Die! 2" in about a week. My SO was a huge fan of the original and this new installment will have co-op and hopefully be better supported for the PC. I've never gotten too deeply into the "Trap-em-up" genre despite owning all of Tecmo's "Deception" series.

Debating whether or not to buy "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis" or "Rocket Knight" while they're still on the steam sale.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on July 22, 2012, 09:00:03 PM
I've started playing Fallout: New Vegas. I got it on sale for $5 off Steam, but since it's on my PC, it's not quite as nice as the console version would be, graphically or framerate-wise. It plays just fine though, and I'm really enjoying it. In the future, whenever I have a more powerful computer, I'm sure it'll look much nicer. I'm readjusting to my old PC first-person games control setup(mouse and keyboard).
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Post by: Inccubus on July 23, 2012, 11:03:26 AM
Got my limited edition white PSP-2000 on friday. Currently, playing Dracula X Chronicles, Wild ARMs XF, FF4 Complete Collection, & Tactics Ogre.
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Post by: Aridale on July 23, 2012, 11:29:51 AM
you can use a 360 controller with new vegas and skyrim. Plays just like the console versions

I got a pspgo a few weeks ago. I was usin my old silver psp but its battery... area... is completely dead. It turns off immediately if you unplug it from the charger regardless of the battery. It still worked fine I just couldnt move it around much lol. So I got a go and it was easier to cfw than my other one. It was a pain in the ass to get remotejoylite workin tho.

Ive played like 50 hours in monster hunter on it in the last few weeks tho. Got kinda burnt out on freedom unite and started playin portable 3rd but havent had a chance to go back to it yet. /shakes fist at gta 4 steam sale

I got the ff4 complete too and Im really not lookin forward to startin it cause I might not be able to stop lol
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Post by: Inccubus on July 24, 2012, 09:37:35 AM
I got the ff4 complete too and Im really not lookin forward to startin it cause I might not be able to stop lol

LOL. Same thing crossed my mind when I got my 2000. I've also got a huge back log of PSP games I haven't even tried out yet. :P
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Post by: Gecko on July 24, 2012, 12:23:11 PM
you can use a 360 controller with new vegas and skyrim. Plays just like the console versions

True, but I actually do like the mouse/keyboard setup.

I'm really enjoying the game. I'm actually pleasantly surprised that although it has the same basic engine as Fallout 3, it feels more like I'm in the world of Fallout 1 and 2. The soundtrack is very complimentary to the game's atmosphere as well.
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Post by: thernz on July 24, 2012, 02:30:33 PM
iirc New Vegas was actually outsourced to a team that comprises of many of Fallout 1 and 2's members.
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Post by: Mooning Freddy on July 26, 2012, 02:07:26 PM
Playing Desperados right now. It's back to that good-old commandos-style tactical real time strategy. Not everybody likes that kind of game but I think it's great. There should've been more like it.
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Post by: Profbeanburrito on July 26, 2012, 07:00:35 PM
Well I just finished two games this past week. I finally beat Crystalis, which I played when I was younger but my file got messed up, so I was very happy doing that, and it had a great plot and ending so tht was nice.

And the other I finally beat, and people probably thinks its crazy that I've never done this before, was Zelda Ocarina of Time, the 3DS version, but I've never done it before so I was happy I did.

Not sure what I want to play next, I have Zoda's Revenge and I've been itching to play Final Fantasy tactics again, so I'll probably download that on my iPad
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Post by: Neobelmont on July 27, 2012, 01:17:46 AM
I am at the final battle with Alexei or however you spell his name in Vesperia so close to beating it I can feel my hands going like yeah it's time to beat an rpg.
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Post by: Ratty on July 28, 2012, 02:11:29 PM
Got "Jade Empire" on the daily deal a few days ago. Been playing that, tons of fun even if the 3rd party company hired to port it to the PC did a shite job. I've got some annoying graphical glitches and you have to go into the .ini to remove the 30 FPS cap, which causes some people additional problems, and I've heard the gamepad mapping is bad. Still, vintage Bioware before they literally sold out to EA. Good writing and voice acting, interesting setting with nice graphics.
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Post by: Inccubus on July 30, 2012, 10:06:21 AM
I got a 16GB sd card for my Wii... but it wasn't compatible. So I decided to put it to use on my DS... holy shit. I now have every DS game I ever wanted on the damn thing, so I'm playing a little bit of everything from the DS library.
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Post by: Neobelmont on July 30, 2012, 05:05:15 PM
Thought I beat Vesperia, but after beating him the game juts took a turn for the worst. A power that can destroy the world. That was worst than Alexei
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Post by: JR on July 31, 2012, 12:33:14 PM
Just finished Army of Two with my girlfriend this past weekend. It was okay, I guess.

Just started playing Oblivion. I can tell I'll be spending a lot of time on this one. I have at least 10 hours in it and I haven't even done a main storyline quest yet.

I also get to play the Japanese Castlevanias for Famicom, Getsu Fuma Den, and Konami Wai Wai World this week.  :D Just gotta go pick up my Twin Famicom from the post office today. I just hope it's in working condition!

EDIT: aaaaaaaannnd none of my FDS copies of Simon's Quest will work.  :'(
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Post by: Gecko on July 31, 2012, 07:11:01 PM
lol I know this is unpopular on these forums, but I've been playing Halo 3. I've played through Halo 1 and 2, and finished 3 yesterday. I really like this series. I'm looking forward to Halo 4 now!  ;D

The first game was just fantastic. I never had an original Xbox, so I never got what everyone was raving about with Halo. It's solid from start to finish, and just feels great to play. (By the way, I'm only talking about campaigns here. I don't care about online multiplayer so much, though that wouldn't be possible with the first and second games anyway at this point.) The final stage is really satisfying as well.

Halo 2's story set up 3 very well, but as a standalone game just didn't impress me nearly as much as the first game. Probably because it kept switching characters as the stages progressed. I liked both characters, but neither of the stories, though they eventually merged in the end, felt complete like in the first game.

3 balanced the weapons perfectly, and was storywise a very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. I enjoyed it much more than 2.

I remember when Halo 2 was released, and everyone and their great grandparents wanted to know what I thought of the damn "Flood level". That game just did not live up to the insane amount of hype it received. I do think Halo 3 did though. I was very impressed. Hopefully, 4 will be equally satisfying.
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Post by: Ratty on August 05, 2012, 04:50:16 AM
Well I finally beat Jade Empire, good stuff. As with all Bioware games I've played I turned the combat down to easy to get on with the story, so that aspect of the game got pretty boring. I think with the somewhat crippled translation to PC though the combat would not have been less tedious on normal or hard, just frustrating on top of the tedium.
The game can't really stand up to Mass Effect 1 and 2 but at least Jade Empire doesn't have one of the most disappointing and unsatisfying endings in recent fiction. A good break from the standard fantasy setting if you like cRPGs, though as always I'd recommend "Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines" first for that, if indeed not for cRPGs overall.

Not sure what I'll play now, looking forward to giving "Orcs Must Die! 2" a spin in co-op. Also been eyeing "Akuji: The Heartless", that game has been sitting on my shelf a long time. And considering the bad undead voodoo brother in it is played by none other than Shaft himself (Richard Roundtree) it probably deserves better.

PS - also been playing CSS:Zombie Hell and Dungeon Defenders, but then I usually am.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 05, 2012, 12:33:08 PM
Playing Lord of The Rings The Third Age for the ps2, however i find time, since my new job leaves me almost no time even to rest\sleep.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on August 05, 2012, 03:07:29 PM
been playing King of Fighters XIII

Ahhh Mai(Hot), Yuri(Spunky and cute), and Athena(just pure cute) these three are,and they kick butt the reason why they are on my team :)

What is not cool is that the trials are crazy  I cannot do the combos on some of these trials for some reason  :(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: VladCT on August 05, 2012, 05:27:25 PM
Even one of the pros (I think it was VesperArcade) thought the KoF XIII trials was one of the hardest set of trials. IIRC it has something to do with the execution being "literal", so to speak.
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Post by: Kale on August 05, 2012, 06:28:43 PM
been playing King of Fighters XIII

Ahhh Mai(Hot), Yuri(Spunky and cute), and Athena(just pure cute) these three are,and they kick butt the reason why they are on my team :)

What is not cool is that the trials are crazy  I cannot do the combos on some of these trials for some reason  :(

I'm one of those rare guys that actually like the 3d ones. I was disappointed when they went back to pure 2d.
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Post by: Johnny Alucard on August 05, 2012, 06:41:49 PM
Just started playing Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance on Proud Mode.  I got to say I'm having a blast. The flow motion thing makes the game feel like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater or something. Plus the Dream Eaters are so cute.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: VladCT on August 05, 2012, 07:45:35 PM
@Kale Character balancing was pretty lopsided, and one of the more broken characters was pretty much an author avatar. (a freakin' anti-air reversal? Really, Falcoon?) Had it been more balanced, and the author favoritism less blatant, I'd have had no problem with the MI series.
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Post by: Neobelmont on August 05, 2012, 09:28:32 PM
I have KoF MI Lein is a okay in my book, my main in that game I believe was Leona. I recall her having pink hair as one of her alternates oh and Terry.... Crack Shot and Burning Knuckle  :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on August 06, 2012, 06:00:48 AM
@Kale Character balancing was pretty lopsided, and one of the more broken characters was pretty much an author avatar. (a freakin' anti-air reversal? Really, Falcoon?) Had it been more balanced, and the author favoritism less blatant, I'd have had no problem with the MI series.

Dunno, a lot of complaints seemed to have been about how it didn't feel like KoF. But if it's that, seems more like a balance/ego problem than the game itself.

I don't really play fighters competitively, only for fun every now and then, so my views are probably pretty different than others.
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Post by: VladCT on August 06, 2012, 08:52:59 AM
What really affects me the most is the aforementioned ego problem. To put it into perspective, how much does a Mary-Sue OC in a fanfic annoy you?
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Post by: Kale on August 06, 2012, 11:32:31 AM
uh.. huh?
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Post by: Ratty on August 06, 2012, 12:23:30 PM
uh.. huh?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarySue (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarySue)
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Post by: Gecko on August 06, 2012, 09:48:52 PM
I'm playing some Bayonetta now. I love this game, and always keep coming back to it. It takes everything from Devil May Cry and kicks it up several notches. Never have I seen a more over-the-top game.
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Post by: Kale on August 06, 2012, 10:25:55 PM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarySue (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarySue)

So...... like the new Devil May Cry?
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Post by: VladCT on August 06, 2012, 10:33:35 PM
Yes, only Alba was more of a Gameplay Sue.
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Post by: Ratty on August 08, 2012, 07:14:51 PM
Beat "Akuji: The Heartless" yesterday. Decentish title but the gameplay was incredibly generic late 90s 3D platformer fare. And unless someone where a huge enthusiast of that genre or mega Richard Roundtree fan they'd likely find it boring. Roundtree was pretty good as Akuji though he definitely sounded older than the character was designed to be, and the guy who provided Akuji's "Haa!" and "hoo!" attack grunts. A very short adventure of average difficulty with a neat Voodoo theme and some annoying enemies. I don't regret spending the $6 on it but the people who paid $20+ back in the day got hosed.

Not sure what I'll play next. Just been relaxing with some CSS: Zombie Hell mod today.



Sweeeeet Trendy released the Jester character class in Dungeon Defenders to grab for free for a limited time to those who already owned the game. Excellent, I was expecting to pay another $3 or so for that. Made one and played an Insane-difficulty challenge map (using traps set up by other characters) so already got a very high level Damage Per Second character with the class lol.
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Post by: Profbeanburrito on August 09, 2012, 08:39:12 AM
I'm playing Secret of Mana on my iPad, one of my favorite games of all time, but I just keep thinking,Seiken Densetsu 3 would also be awesome on my iPad, why the hell hasn't Squenix rereleased this game or brought it out of Japan yet? And then I remembered its not Final Fantasy...
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Post by: Ratty on August 09, 2012, 09:07:47 AM
Not only that but I'm pretty sure the guy who was the driving force for the series over at Squeenix has left the company. So yeah Squeenix being what they are it might be a well and truely dead series, which could be for the best.
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Post by: Inccubus on August 09, 2012, 09:14:58 AM
I never played that Dawn of Mana, but but just the description of it being an action RPG where your character basically starts from scratch in every stage was so distasteful to me that I never made any effort to try to play it. They should really think about releasing SD3 as a download game at least. It really was the last great Mana game. Everything else that came after was a pale imitation or out-of-genre side-garbage.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on August 09, 2012, 09:30:38 AM
I'm playing old SNES Actraiser! :D :D :D

Because of that, I whipped this up:

Opening - Title Screen - Actraiser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afKrvRGei1M#)

Funny, at times it reminds me of the old 6 o'clock news music.  Something like ABC World News.
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Post by: Neobelmont on August 12, 2012, 10:02:09 PM
After ninty-nine hours I can say that I have beaten DARK SOULS  8)

The road was difficult but I did it.

Next back to vesperia this time full concretration....

I'm coming Riiiiiitttaaa!!!!!
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Post by: Inccubus on August 12, 2012, 11:23:25 PM
Akumajou Densetsu... because of the new title screen & a few other things I'm doing to the translation patch.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi256.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh189%2Fkoala_knight%2FNES%2520Graphic%2520Edits%2FCastlevaniaIII-DemonCastleLegendTNewTitle-5.png&hash=e97c98e752b240de4158501387206e13)
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Post by: Grimlock78 on August 16, 2012, 11:38:15 AM
I've been playing CV: Rondo of blood and SMG 2 finally got 100% percent on both recently,plan to get the new CastleVania lords of shadow on 3DS eshop 
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Grimlock78 on August 16, 2012, 01:41:07 PM
Ever tried to play two games at once :-\
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Post by: Ratty on August 21, 2012, 04:48:58 PM
Trying to beat the original Super Mario Bros. on NES for the first time in my life. It's  probably the first video game I remember playing so I guess it's a little odd that I've never had the drive to beat it. Got past the first 4 zones yesterday using warps to get to whatever my last one was when I died. I figure that's what they're there for, especially since the original NES version of the game has 0 continues, and as long as I have completed every zone in one playthrough or another I can consider the game beaten.
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Post by: Grimlock78 on August 21, 2012, 08:27:14 PM
The closest i've gotten is world 8-1 without the warp zone
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Post by: Aridale on August 21, 2012, 11:56:10 PM
Sleeping Dogs... You should play it too. Like right now
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Post by: Gunlord on August 22, 2012, 12:06:26 AM
Playing a lot of Dragon's Dogma. Fun times.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on August 22, 2012, 07:03:51 AM
New Super Mario Bros. 2 on the 3DS.
What a pretty pretty game this is.

However, it is prettier looking on my friend's 3DS-XL.

Fun fun game, but the music is only a slightly arranged variation of the tunes from the previous NSMB (and maybe some NSMBWii?).  It would've been nice if they worked up some new tunes, but I guess I'm spoiled by Super Mario Galaxy's (and 2's) awesome score.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on August 24, 2012, 12:23:58 AM
Been playing "Final Fantasy Adventure" for the original gameboy and it's a great 8bit RPG so far. If the quality on the series kept up I can see why Mana is so well regarded. Just beat Mr. Lee and was delighted to see this obviously Castlevania inspired boss in the game. A Vampire/Manbat who attacks by teleporting around the room and opening his cape to attack with projectiles, who you face after finishing his Halloween themed dungeon and getting a chainwhip. Was really easy though since the fireball spell followed him. Still a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on August 24, 2012, 07:33:45 AM
FFA and FFL are some of my fav gb games. FFL I really liked. Wasted a shit load of double a's on that game...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Havatchu on August 24, 2012, 10:59:50 AM
Little bit of...

CV, CVIII, CVIV, Ninja Gaiden II, Kirby, Kung-Fu, Ghosts N' Goblins, FFX, Maui Mallard, KOF XIII, Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest VIII

Need to beat FFX, and Chrono again, and actually beat Odin Sphere and Rogue Galaxy for the first time. >:(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on August 24, 2012, 04:01:35 PM
Been playing Dungeons Of Dredmor since they've finally ironed out some crash and save issues with the new patch... great Roguelike game.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on August 24, 2012, 05:32:55 PM
I've started Tear Ring Saga. It made by the guy who made Fire Emblem but it's for PS. So, it plays like Fire Emblem but it's not Fire Emblem.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: knightmere on August 25, 2012, 07:59:00 AM

I just beat FF Tactics: War of the Lions again for the twentieth time.  I think I'm going to give Tactics Ogre PSP a whirl next, I hear it's quite good.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Havatchu on August 26, 2012, 12:45:36 AM
I was playing an action MMO that was in beta called Path of Exile, but I went on one day, and no one was there, and then the next day, and the next day, and I didn't check it for a week or two and still nothing, so now I'm just waiting for the game to be finished when they wipe everyone's characters so I can start fresh.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on August 26, 2012, 11:11:53 AM
FFA and FFL are some of my fav gb games. FFL I really liked. Wasted a shit load of double a's on that game...

So you would recommend the other gameboy "Final Fantasy" (or really SaGa) games then? FFA is good and was thinking it might be interesting to see if turn based combat on the GBA has aged as well.

About 2/3rds of the way through FFA I think and getting a little tired of it, those stupid parts where you have to freeze the enemies and place them on levers are x10 harder than any of the bosses. It's a very good game just fairly repetitive*, which is to be expected in an 8bit RPG, and I have a small attention span.

In any case I'm glad I played this one first so I'll have context for the next time I attempt to get into Secret of Mana.

*I've honestly lost count of all the rinse and repeat dungeons I've cleaned out.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Munchy on August 26, 2012, 02:46:46 PM
FFA and FFL are some of my fav gb games. FFL I really liked. Wasted a shit load of double a's on that game...

Fucking love FFA. By far my favorite of the Mana games and one of my favorite Game Boy titles.

I've tried to enjoy FFL but it seems like there's a ton of underlying systems that the game just doesn't bother to explain that totally confound me.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on August 26, 2012, 02:53:38 PM
Well, was closer to the end than I thought I was lol. Beat FFA, pretty good game I must say. Very well written. I love that they tried to invest a lot of emotional depth and character to the story, within the limitations of the format they did a wonderful job. That makes 2 great 8bit RPGs I've played through this year, along with Phantasy Star.

If I have one complaint* it's that all of the bosses felt very samey. The vast majority of them had the same attack pattern, so it feels like you're fighting a reskin with slightly different stats. Which is ok in turn based RPGs because that's pretty much exactly what you're doing, but brings down this kind of combat. And after getting the cure spell all but 2 or 3 of the many bosses, including all 3 forms of the final boss, can just be wailed on while spaming self-heals until they die. Still though in spite of these minor flaws, fantastic game.

Fucking love FFA. By far my favorite of the Mana games and one of my favorite Game Boy titles.

I've tried to enjoy FFL but it seems like there's a ton of underlying systems that the game just doesn't bother to explain that totally confound me.

Ahh, well I got the instructions and map for FFL in the lot sale with my copy of FFA so maybe that would help?


*Other than the music, which was repetitive and nails on chalkboard coming out of my GCN Gameboy player after a while, but was alright on the GBA. So that's probably more the fault of the my TV for not being designed with gameboy music in mind.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: CircleBoi6 on August 30, 2012, 03:59:46 PM
I've been playing Wipeout 2048 recently. I'm thinking about getting Dracula X Chronicles for the Vita and preordering Persona 4: Golden tomorrow.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dingo on September 08, 2012, 06:12:02 PM
New to the boards, and figured I'd make my first main post in one of my favorite types of gaming forum topics.

Anyway, I've been playing Shining in the Darkness for the Genesis recently. I've tried the game out for a short period of time a few years back, but this is the first time I've put any considerable amount of time into it. Considering I enjoy a lot of first-person dungeon crawlers, I've having a lot of fun with it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on September 08, 2012, 06:25:47 PM
Lately I've been playing some SMB1, SMB2j, & SMB3 because I'm making a new Platformer Engine for GameMaker based on their physics.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on September 09, 2012, 11:00:31 AM
GW2... Lots of gw2... been tryin to take a break from it today doin some other stuff around th... did someone say gw2? Well if only for a min...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on September 19, 2012, 02:45:14 PM
Will be playing some Torchlight 2 tomorrow, once it's launched onto Steam... aw, hell yeah. Steampunk Diablolike goodness.

For those interested, here's some late pre-release footage...

Torchlight II - Act 2 Gameplay [Direct Feed] (PAX Edition) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80hGtgsl9d4#ws)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 19, 2012, 03:01:13 PM
 It seems to be cool, but I've played this type of game for so many time that Im tired of this, I need a break until I can enjoy it again.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: DragonSlayr81 on September 19, 2012, 06:32:11 PM
Lately? I've been playing The Last Story(Wii), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time(SNES), and Final Fantasy IV Collection(PSP).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 19, 2012, 07:12:19 PM
Last Story supports multiplayer online? If yes you can pass you friend code? Im playing Dracula's Shadows, a very old fangame that plays like CV2, but with various characters that you can switch, every one has different item crashes, very cool.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on September 19, 2012, 09:44:02 PM
Will be playing some Torchlight 2 tomorrow, once it's launched onto Steam... aw, hell yeah. Steampunk Diablolike goodness.

For those interested, here's some late pre-release footage...

Torchlight II - Act 2 Gameplay [Direct Feed] (PAX Edition) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80hGtgsl9d4#ws)

°rz

Its' out at 1 pm!!!!!!  :'(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dracula9 on September 20, 2012, 03:35:07 PM
Replaying the first God of War. I forgot how ridiculously cheap the enemies are. >:(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 21, 2012, 03:37:21 PM
Im trying to beat the 2nd boss in this game:

Castlevania Priest Battle
Castlevania Priest Battle (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/26402)

If someone give a try it would be cool, since its very funny.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on September 22, 2012, 01:08:43 AM
Soul calibur legends. maybe tales of symphonia when I have the chance. Also while it's not a video game I have been getting back into yu-gi-oh for some reason.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 22, 2012, 06:19:30 PM
I only need to find a way, so I will play that:
THE HARDEST VIDEO GAME BOSS EVER! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQZuidKexBQ#)

I love these cheap games that are almost impossible to win! :)
Also I beat Castlevania Priest Battle yesterday and discovered the "secret key" on the keyboard.

EDIT: More info about this game (from wikipedia).

"Mushihime-sama (虫姫さま?, lit. Insect Princess) is a manic shooter developed by Cave and released by Taito in 2004. It was ported to the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and iOS in 2011. An Xbox 360 port was released in May 2012 (with ver1.5 as first print DLC). A significantely changed "version 1.5" was released to arcades in 2011. The game has an insect theme as all of the enemies resemble various insects such as beetles and butterflies. The game is set in various forest environments. It received a sequel in 2006, known as Mushihime-sama Futari, and a spin-off iOS game entitled "Mushihime-sama Bug Panic"."

Since my PS2 is in the box, I dont know when I will play this hau auuuuu~  :(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on September 22, 2012, 08:48:00 PM
I only need to find a way, so I will play that:
THE HARDEST VIDEO GAME BOSS EVER! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQZuidKexBQ#)

I love these cheap games that are almost impossible to win! :)
Also I beat Castlevania Priest Battle yesterday and discovered the "secret key" on the keyboard.

EDIT: More info about this game (from wikipedia).

"Mushihime-sama (虫姫さま?, lit. Insect Princess) is a manic shooter developed by Cave and released by Taito in 2004. It was ported to the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and iOS in 2011. An Xbox 360 port was released in May 2012 (with ver1.5 as first print DLC). A significantely changed "version 1.5" was released to arcades in 2011. The game has an insect theme as all of the enemies resemble various insects such as beetles and butterflies. The game is set in various forest environments. It received a sequel in 2006, known as Mushihime-sama Futari, and a spin-off iOS game entitled "Mushihime-sama Bug Panic"."

Since my PS2 is in the box, I dont know when I will play this hau auuuuu~  :(

My significant other loves these bullet hell games but I have trouble enough just with regular shooters lol. Been meaning to play more of Phelios for a long time, it's just been sitting in my Genesis forever.
I'm pretty close to beating "A Witch's Tale" a cute and (gameplay wise) fairly standard gothic fairytale jRPG on the DS by Hitmaker and Atlus. But losing the drive to finish it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on September 24, 2012, 06:11:09 PM
O, wow! Just loaded up Aliens: Infestation on my DS. Nice! Music is really good and creepy. The stupid cat at the beginning even startled me a little. Wayforward is really on the top of my list for a new outside developer for CV.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lashen on September 27, 2012, 07:55:07 PM
I play quite a few fighting games, and Killer Instinct was the fighting game for a brief portion of my childhood.

Recently, I've been playing Killer Instinct Gold on my Nintendo 64. (As a rule, I play as Kim Wu.)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 27, 2012, 08:13:22 PM
I played AoS yesterday, this time I have collected all souls and the Chaos Ring. I did that this time because I've felt lucky, since the first boss dropped his soul in my first try, it never happened before lol
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dingo on September 28, 2012, 06:30:22 PM
I recently bought Castlevania Chronicles off of eBay and have really been enjoying that. I've wanted the game for a while, but the price usually stopped me from getting it.

Anyway, it's really a fantastic game. The attention to detail throughout the levels is fantastic, and I'm a big fan of the arranged soundtrack. Some of my favorite moments so far would have to be finding the Bone Dragon's corpse halfway through Stage 2, the entirety of Stage 3, that creepy human "painting" right before you fight Death, the huge painting that looks like you're outside (again, in Death's level right when you come up on the floor his boss fight is on) which then chips and falls down, and I really like the Hall of Mirrors. Fantastic game so far.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 28, 2012, 06:41:46 PM
Welcome to the dungeon.
If you want more challenge (a really hard one) try to start a new save named "NOMIS...". :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dingo on September 28, 2012, 07:17:22 PM
Thanks for the welcome, and I appreciate the suggestion for an added challenge. I'm not sure if I'll end up trying it, though; going by the name of the code "NOMIS...", I would assume it makes you play the game as a No Miss run (not being hit) which is a bit much for me. It'd take a lot of practice before I ever consider trying something like that; I don't think it'd be good for my sanity, you know.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 28, 2012, 07:29:15 PM
 You can call me dumb, because I never noticed that "no miss" thing, I thought thats only Simon's name mirrored (simon/nomis). Yeah, thats a run with only 1 HP, you have lives and continues tough.

 I only said this code to you in the case that it can be useful to you someday, it isnt to me, but who knows? lol
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dingo on September 28, 2012, 08:20:45 PM
I wouldn't say you are dumb or anything for overlooking the code in relation to the term "No Miss". It's definitely just Simon's name backwards, but it just so happens that his name backwards is very close to "No Miss" which is probably why they did that. I'll keep it in mind, but I doubt I could even No Miss clear any Castlevania game (though I can manage to beat a few without dying).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on September 29, 2012, 11:40:10 PM
Lots and lots of Killing Floor
Killing Floor Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZHGMrHvNrM#ws)
Getting my perks up to be ready for the Halloween Sideshow event (I want that Chicken costume player skin! lol) particularly because the recent weekend sale means there's an influx of new players, which helps me upgrade my medic  ;D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lashen on October 01, 2012, 12:24:28 PM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1118.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fk620%2FWanderingLashen%2FBattleChipChallengeKoetsu.png&hash=88a817195b6ab9faa265aa6de28dd03e)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on October 19, 2012, 09:40:06 AM
Started playing "Planescape: Torment" because I'd been meaning to for a while and it seems like appropriate October fare. Haven't gotten out of the introductory area yet, though I kinda like the Dustmen/"Dusties" death cult, except for the whole using zombies as slave labor thing. They're like a strange sect of Buddhists from what I've seen of their philosophy.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on October 19, 2012, 11:19:50 AM
I've been playing Rogue Galaxy, made it to chapter 8 and i can tell you guys that the last time a game, especially an RPG game has made stuck playing it and feel so addicted was many years ago. Great combat battle, i like the revelation system, the designs the scenario is so great, making me to laugh so many times.

 I suggest it to everyone who loves RPG games and hasen't play it yet. It deserves a second game/sequel to be made.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on October 19, 2012, 10:13:55 PM
Started playing Skyrim again, finished a couple more quest lines. I think I'm at 5 or 6.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on October 19, 2012, 11:19:45 PM
Ive started playin EverQuest again... On a specially made private server to emulate as close as possible what EQ was like in 1999 (when I started playin) fun nostalgia filled times!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on October 20, 2012, 11:43:22 AM
been playing tales of symphonia, final fantasy for the nes, and final fantasy 6 for the ps1.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on October 21, 2012, 04:12:50 AM
I'm also playing unchained blades for the psp. It's a first person dungeon crawler RPG. While it has a very interesting scenario, combat system and characters evolution system, the progress is so slow, mainly of the dungeons structure and that almost every time you change a floor while the enemies are 3-4 levels stronger than you, they look like they are at least 10 times stronger than you. Anyway, for those with passion, i'm sure they will enjoy it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on October 24, 2012, 05:06:12 AM
Been playing Klei Entertainment's Mark Of The Ninja of late.... awesome sneaky stabby game. 2D Stealth platforming. Definitely influenced by both Ninja Gaiden/Shinobi and Thief.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on October 27, 2012, 04:48:01 AM
Rainbow Islands Extra on the FM Towns Marty (nope don't own one or the game, both too expensive). This game is very very hard to clear and get the best ending and amazingly high scores, it's quite the complicated game that only looks simple from looking at it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Mooning Freddy on October 27, 2012, 08:17:37 AM
Been playing Mechwarrior 4 lately. It's an old game but surprisingly addictive. There hasn't been an installment in the series in almost ten years and it's too bad because there is no game quite like it.
For a simulator of huge mech fighting it's surprisingly complex and realistic. The combination of learning to choose your mech, controlling and equipping it with proper weaponry, together with battling mechs both stronger and more numerous than yours is quite challenging.

DAMAGE CRITICAL! REQUESTING IMMEDIATE EVAC!  >:(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on October 27, 2012, 11:42:42 AM
W00t unlocked the Grim Reaper player character in Killing Floor. Although my participation in the Hillbilly Horror event has meant I haven't played Planescape Torment in several days >.>
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on November 05, 2012, 01:17:33 AM
This was the right season to play Simon's Quest and Silent Hill. I've never actually played Silent Hill before, and I liked it a lot more than SH2 (which had the better story, but the original was more fun).

Now I'm playing Alundra. Not very far into it at all, though. Bought this one a while ago, but never wanted to really sit down and play it until now.

I guess I've been on somewhat of a PS1 binge lately. Which is weird, because generally the PS1/N64 era is my least favorite now.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on November 05, 2012, 02:25:58 AM
This was the right season to play Simon's Quest and Silent Hill. I've never actually played Silent Hill before, and I liked it a lot more than SH2 (which had the better story, but the original was more fun).

Now I'm playing Alundra. Not very far into it at all, though. Bought this one a while ago, but never wanted to really sit down and play it until now.

I guess I've been on somewhat of a PS1 binge lately. Which is weird, because generally the PS1/N64 era is my least favorite now.

Silent Hill and Alundra have both been on my to-play list for a couple years now, in my huge backlog of PS1 games. Love that system. I want to play Landstalker for the Genesis before Alundra though, since the latter is supposed to be the spiritual sequel to the former. So that's another one on the backlog.

Speaking of taking a long time to play games.

So... I just beat Portal for the first time yesterday, after starting it the day before. Fairly deep into Portal 2 now (I got it as a gift back when it came out) and it's good but maybe not as much as the first one. I love GLaDOS, she's adorable in her evil in the first one and her spite in part 2 is great. It's an interesting character dynamic Valve set up. Especially in the first game, where GLaDOS is the only speaking character, so she's both your greatest enemy and your only true companion. I guess I didn't play it for so long (despite having it installed for years) in part because everyone was always talking about it. Sometimes things are popular because they're actually very good though, clearly that is the case with this series.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on November 06, 2012, 01:33:06 AM
I have finished Rogue Galaxy 2 days ago, i haven't play the bonus dungeon yet, i'm on the final dungeon on Unchained Blades, but for now i think i'll try and play Dark Souls and try to make it to the new DLC content and see what it has to offer.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: PFG9000 on November 06, 2012, 07:24:27 AM
The (awful) new Silent Hill movie has me back on a SH kick.  I've been working my way through Silent Hill 3 on the SH HD Collection, which is also awful.  It's strange; I've loved the Silent Hill series for years, but it's always been hard to pick up and play.  I rarely play through the games a second time, because it's not a series that I consider fun.  I love the atmosphere and quirks, but it's just too terrifying to be enjoyable.  But despite that, I suddenly feel like playing through the whole series again.  I guess I just have to be in the right mindset.

Also working on Lollipop Chainsaw and Dead Space.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on November 06, 2012, 10:54:25 AM
Hah... Alundra... I played the 2nd one first. And I ..................... nearly beat it. That is to say, I beat the final boss, but then you have to escape the ship(?) the boss is on, but it's a terribly annoying maze, and it had a time limit. The one part that got me... was half way through it, i managed to work out how to go backward in it but I used most of my time on it... so I died. After that, I was like "Fuck this!"

Alundra 1...... I played for a couple of hours, and had no idea where to go or what to do, then I quit.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on November 07, 2012, 02:11:20 AM
Hah... Alundra... I played the 2nd one first. And I ..................... nearly beat it. That is to say, I beat the final boss, but then you have to escape the ship(?) the boss is on, but it's a terribly annoying maze, and it had a time limit. The one part that got me... was half way through it, i managed to work out how to go backward in it but I used most of my time on it... so I died. After that, I was like "Fuck this!"

Alundra 1...... I played for a couple of hours, and had no idea where to go or what to do, then I quit.

Sounds like me, when i played for the first time RPG games, Zelda on game Boy and Breath of Fire III on psx.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on November 07, 2012, 03:47:47 AM
Rainbow Islands Extra on my Taito Memories II Gekan on PS2, the game is extremely hard to perfect due to all the factors and hoops one must go through.

It kicked my ass yes, but I credit fed to a good ending, but did not break the games score cap of 9,999,990. It can be done via code, or by doing many many different things throughout the game.

    61: Notes on Rainbow Islands Extra by Robert Gallagher
    62: --------------------------------------------------
    63:    In Rainbow Islands Extra, there are more changes than just the differing enemies/rounds.
    64:
    65:    In RIE if you end a level with the same 2 digits in your score as xxxx220, you will receive
    66:    items at the "GOAL IN" worth 3000 points each (instead of 500pts) as:
    67:
    68:    00 = french fries
    69:    11 = neopolaton ice cream
    70:    22 = creme caramel
    71:    33 = hamburgers
    72:    44 = cake slice
    73:    55 = iced bun
    74:    66 = mug of beer
    75:    77 = hotdog on a stick
    76:    88 = vanilla ice cream
    77:    99 = blue popsicle
    78:
    79:    There are two other possibilities:
    80:    moneybags - worth 500pts if you don't have double digits, or worth 3000 points if you do (any)
    81:                if you got the 'Money Coin' powerup in a secret room.
    82:    hearts - worth 10,000 each, this is based on a timer in 0x0010DBA4 && 128 == 0, making this a
    83:             1 in 128 chance.
    84:
    85:
    86:    The items received in 'Secret Room' are not the same as Rainbow Islands. They are based on
    87:    the LAST diamond you collect in the round before entering. That is; you must still collect
    88:    the 7 diamonds in order, Red, Orange, Yellow... to enter a secret room, however, AFTER completing
    89:    this, you can still collect diamonds. If you collect (last), you get:
    90:
    91:    Red - Book of Continues - this allows you to continue after world 7
    92:    Orange - Money Bag - this will make a 100,000pt Money bag fall from the sky on every round.
    93:             it will also make all fruit at 'GOAL IN' into money bags.
    94:    Yellow - Key - when taken, this will show the Secret room code completely for about 8 seconds.
    95:    Green - Protection Fairy, gives you the protection fairy for about 8 seconds at the beginning
    96:            of each round, or after you die. (NOT perm. like RI, code at $C528 in RIE handles this,
    97:            and is distinctly different from the code at $BC8C in RI)
    98:    Blue - Yellow Potion, gives you perm. fast rainbow power
    99:    Indigo - Red Potion, gives you perm. 2X rainbow power
   100:    Violet - Shoes, gives you perm. fast feet.
   101:
   102:    Unlike the secret rooms in Rainbow Islands, in Rainbow Islands Extra, only 2 letters of the code
   103:    for that room are revealed. The first letter, and the second letter will corespond to the last
   104:    diamond collected before entering the secret room. (You can see this with the coloured hearts
   105:    that remain). The idea is that you must enter the secret room 7X to get the full code, making the
   106:    game harder. Otherwise, collecting a yellow diamond will give you the 'key' to the room, and reveal
   107:    the code for about 5 seconds.
   108:
   109:    In the secret rooms of RIE there is an added bonus; If you exit the room without collecting the
   110:    power-up item, you will receive a 1,000,000pt bonus. The text in the room in Japanese reads:
   111:    "KYOUKA-SOUBI WO TORAZUNI DERUTO 1000000 TEN HAIRUYO !!"
   112:
   113:    If you enter all 10 secret rooms in Rainbow Islands Extra, and do NOT collect the powerups in
   114:    _any_ of the rooms, you will receive "SPECIAL BIG BONUS !! 50000000 PTS."
   115:
   116:    If you enter all 10 secret rooms, and do NOT collect the bubble-rainbow power in secret room 10,
   117:    (though you may collect them in others) you will receive "SPECIAL BIG BONUS !! 10000000 PTS."
   118:
   119:    If you collect the bubble-rainbow power in secret room 10, you will receive "ALL ROOM CLEAR
   120:    5000000" bonus instead.
   121:
   122:    In Rainbow Islands Extra (as in Rainbow Islands), if you collect 2 of any colour 'cane'...
   123:      (canes are collected for collecting 7 of one colour of diamond, WITHOUT 'complete' happening, or
   124:      if 'complete', you must collect 7 of the same colour diamond within one round. (the diamond
   125:      counters are reset to one at the beginning of each round once 'complete' has occured).
   126:    ...you will receive a 'Potion' (not Rainbow powerup potions)
   127:    of the appropriate colour. Once collected, you will receive a
   128:    100,000pts. large fruit item at 'GOAL IN' for that round. Although the code for this is present in
   129:    Rainbow Islands, it is rarely seen. This is not a result of poor emulation, but rather poor coding;
   130:    In both RI and RIE, there are tables that indicate which special item is deserved, and what actions
   131:    are required to earn them. (the number of times the event must occur).
   132:    In both RI and RIE, you receive a special item for every 3rd enemy you kill as:
   133:    1. Shoes
   134:    2. Red Potion
   135:    3. Yellow Potion
   136:    4. Red Potion
   137:    5. Crystal Ball
   138:    6. Yellow star
   139:    7. Red Star
   140:    8. - Special item - depending on what you deserve.
   141:
   142:    The Special item table can be found at $ADC0 in RI, and $B5E8 in RIE. This table is checked in
   143:    linear fashion until a special item requirement is met.
   144:    items 24/25/26 are: Blue Ring/Violet Ring/Red Ring.
   145:    To get these items you collect: Red Potion/Yellow Potion/Shoes. (note that each potion collect =+2)
   146:    In Rainbow Islands, this table shows that we need only collect:
   147:    3 red potions (but each one counts as +2 if you created it, or +1 if you 'found' it in a level),
   148:    3 yellow potions ""
   149:    3 red shoes (only count as one)
   150:    The 'canes', and 'potions' occur -after- these entries (cane index 27-33, potion index 34-40)
   151:    So the reason that you (rarely!) see the canes, and hence the potions in RI, is because you will
   152:    almost ALWAYS satisfy at least one of these requirements: 2 RED potions are given before 1 'special'
   153:    In Rainbow Islands Extra however, the canes are more common. This is because the index shows that
   154:    we need to collect 12/12/12 of the above before we can get the rings.
   155:
   156:    One more condition has been added to RIE regards this;
   157:    if _no_ special item has been earned, you will receive a Potion that is the same colour as the
   158:    LAST diamond you have collected in the round.
   159:
   160:
   161:
   162: Bugs in Jumping
   163: ---------------
   164:
   165: The bootleggers didn't defeat the protection completely: Secret
   166: rooms are broken, some dying enemy sprites have obviously wrong
   167: graphics, monsters are falling through platforms etc.
   168:
   169:
   170: Secret rooms in Rainbow Islands
   171: -------------------------------
   172:
   173: Getting the small diamonds in order (red through to purple) opens
   174: a secret door in the boss room. The trick is to turn an enemy into
   175: a diamond of a specific color: It depends on its x position and
   176: direction. There is a cheat code at the top of each secret room
   177: that can be entered on the copyright screen:
   178:
   179:    L -> left
   180:    R -> right
   181:    J -> jump
   182:    B -> rainbow
   183:    S -> start
   184:
   185:               |  regular   |  extra
   186:    --------------+------------+------------
   187:    Fast Feet     |  BLRBJSBJ  |  SLLSRJRR
   188:    Red Potion    |  RJSBJLBR  |  JLSSSBRJ
   189:    Yellow Potion |  SSSLLRRS  |  BRSLJSLJ
   190:    Hint A        |  BJBJBJRS  |  BJBJBJRS
   191:    Hint B        |  LJLSLBLS  |  LJLSLBLS
   192:    Continue      |  LBSJRLJL  |  LJLRSJJJ
   193:    Money Bags    |  RRLLBBJS  |  LLSBRRJB
   194:    Money + Cont  |  RRRRSBSJ  |  RSJRLBRS
   195:    Hint C        |  SJBLRJSR  |  SJBLRJSR
   196:    100M Counter  |  SRBJSLSB  |  BBSSJJJJ
   197:    Hint D        |  N/A       |  BBJJRLSL
   198:    Hint E        |  N/A       |  LRSLRSJR
   199:    Hint F        |  N/A       |  SBJLSBRR
   200:
   201: ***************************************************************************/


This all basically explains the games mechanics, very complicated for an arcade game from 1988.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on November 07, 2012, 09:02:03 AM
Woo! I beat Portal 2, great game. I'll miss GLaDOS, a new one of my favorite video game characters.
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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on November 07, 2012, 05:59:23 PM
With me it's still Skyrim. All the mods I've downloaded keeps the game experience fresh and interesting every time I start a new file. I've recently created Red Sonja and she's using Conan's sword! I love these mods!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on November 07, 2012, 06:58:09 PM
Beat fire emblem shadow dragon about an hour ago. Here is a tip I have for all.

Ahem!!!......

Hot chicks or cute girls with red,green,blue, and pink hair in short skirts are always the anwser in fire emblem well for me anyways. Yes they can be fully clothed but....

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Overall I feel that the gba games and por are better than shadow dragon,but shadow dragon was really a nice game. To experience the first game of such a great series I think is a good treat and it just took me three years to beat  ;)

Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on November 07, 2012, 09:12:56 PM
Sounds like me, when i played for the first time RPG games, Zelda on game Boy and Breath of Fire III on psx.

Yea but Alundra is unbelievably good at not telling you where to go next.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on November 08, 2012, 12:38:28 AM
Yea but Alundra is unbelievably good at not telling you where to go next.

The game originally came with a cloth map, that might have helped.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on November 08, 2012, 01:56:14 AM
Yea but Alundra is unbelievably good at not telling you where to go next.

Your guide to that game is the new abilities that you acquired. Every time you take a new ability, you'll have to go and try it where you couldn't get before. For example, when you've got the flail, you can go where the stone wouldn't let you advance and along the way, you'll come across the next dungeon to explore. I never had a problem to find my way, i only had problem with puzzles and bosses.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on November 19, 2012, 08:12:02 PM
I have been playing the snes version of this game.

Tokimeki Memorial ~ Forever With You Opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OYtPtRtoa0#)

It's much harder than one would think and since I am playing an orginal copy I have to use faqs and stuff still hard as heck,
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Green Stranger on November 19, 2012, 09:47:50 PM
Yesterday I played Resident Evil 4 for the first time. Good stuff! This is the first time in months in which I've played a game over an hour without tuning out.

I'm a bit behind in the whole survival horror vs gears of war-esque debate about these recent games. I cant be too certain where Resident Evil 4 fits exactly but it sure is a lot of fun. Not to mention the variety of randomly sprinkled Spanish profanity lol.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on November 20, 2012, 08:14:35 AM
THE WII-U!

I've been playing NintendoLand on it but that's gotten taken over by New Super Mario Bros. U, which is the most beautiful-looking classic Mario game ever.
Plus, I can play it in the bathroom! xD

I love the screen controller.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on November 20, 2012, 10:39:12 AM
Quote
I'm a bit behind in the whole survival horror vs gears of war-esque debate about these recent games. I cant be too certain where Resident Evil 4 fits exactly but it sure is a lot of fun. Not to mention the variety of randomly sprinkled Spanish profanity lol.

RE4 happens after RE: Code Veronica X and before RE5. The game also came out years before Gear of War was even a glimmer in the eyes of it's developers so I'm not sure what the argument is there either.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheCruelAngel on November 20, 2012, 03:08:48 PM
THE WII-U!

I've been playing NintendoLand on it but that's gotten taken over by New Super Mario Bros. U, which is the most beautiful-looking classic Mario game ever.
Plus, I can play it in the bathroom! xD

I love the screen controller.
Ditto! I was happy to find out that my bedroom is a safe distance away from the console so I can enjoy some in bed gaming!

ZombieU will be coming in the mail tomorrow, so that will probably take over for a bit. But I just started up The Last Story in the Wii U and am enjoying it so far (only really played 15 minutes worth, but what the hey).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on November 20, 2012, 06:52:33 PM
I'm getting mine in a couple of weeks. Can't wait. What one game would you guys recommend I get?

Also, been trudging through the wii version of La-Mulana. Holy shit! were they expecting real archeologists to play this game? Talk about cryptic.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on November 20, 2012, 08:19:32 PM
Yesterday I played Resident Evil 4 for the first time. Good stuff! This is the first time in months in which I've played a game over an hour without tuning out.

I'm a bit behind in the whole survival horror vs gears of war-esque debate about these recent games. I cant be too certain where Resident Evil 4 fits exactly but it sure is a lot of fun. Not to mention the variety of randomly sprinkled Spanish profanity lol.

RE4's off-centered aiming was a huge inspiration for the third-person shooter genre, and some of the gameplay elements from the game (including the aiming) were used in Gears, as well as several other third-shooters.

Note that the Spaniards in RE4 use the Mexican dialect of Spanish. So it's not entirely realistic.





I just got my copy of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Yessssssss.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on November 20, 2012, 08:58:18 PM
I'm getting mine in a couple of weeks. Can't wait. What one game would you guys recommend I get?

Also, been trudging through the wii version of La-Mulana. Holy shit! were they expecting real archeologists to play this game? Talk about cryptic.

One of THE BEST things about the Wii-U is that, when it loads, it shows local people in your area ranting/raving about the latest games.
Just firing up the system, I can tell you that people love:

-New Super Mario Bros. U - They're lapping it up, talking about every level, asking for help getting star coins, finding the alternate goals, and sketching up situations in the game.
-ZombiiU - They are loving this game and are HATING the IGN review that played the game down (I haven't played the game, but it seems popular on the WiiU statuses).
-Assassin's Creed 3 - They love no longer having to press SELECT to access the in-game map (in the PS3/X360 versions the map takes a little to load and it's somewhat annoying to use but that's pretty much in all Assassin's Creed titles).  They also love having two weapon slots since now you can just tap the screen to whistle for your horse.
-Call of Duty: Black Ops2 - Although they love the new interface and extra stuff the Gamepad has to offer, they do not like that you cannot enter the Miiverse in the middle of gameplay to post something; you have to exit out of your mission to do so.  This is because so far in every Wii-U game, you can hit the HOME button on the Controller and immediately enter the Miiverse and post a screenshot of what you're doing or post a question or comment about the situation, then immediately hop back into the game action.

Here's what it looks like people are talking about:

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fjorgefuentes.inverteddungeon.com%2Fimages3%2F2012-11-20_23-43-13_347.jpg&hash=bf341ac7c1e5862ba5addfa37f2c55ba)

Other games that have been popping up here and there are:
-Scribblenauts Unlimited
-Ninja Gaiden

BTW sorry for the bad image quality, I just quickly took a pic with my phone when I spotted classic Ryu Hayabusa. xD
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on November 20, 2012, 09:10:56 PM
THE WII-U!

I've been playing NintendoLand on it but that's gotten taken over by New Super Mario Bros. U, which is the most beautiful-looking classic Mario game ever.
Plus, I can play it in the bathroom! xD

I love the screen controller.

Just a question do you plan on getting ninja gaiden?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on November 20, 2012, 09:14:18 PM
I'm pretty busy with the games I've got.  It will be a while before I get a new Wii game (I have Epic Mickey 2, NintendoLand, and New Super Mario Bros. U, but on DS and 3DS I've a few titles that I'm not done with yet).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on November 20, 2012, 09:21:56 PM
I'm pretty busy with the games I've got.  It will be a while before I get a new Wii game (I have Epic Mickey 2, NintendoLand, and New Super Mario Bros. U, but on DS and 3DS I've a few titles that I'm not done with yet).

 And epic mickey hmm.

have you tried the demo for tower of illusions yet for the 3ds? I think it's pretty good, long too for a demo.  :)

And is that not the problem with games so much to play so little time  ;)

Meanwhile besides studying for italian like a crazy person I need some down time. So  I almost done with tokimeki memorial
so much bombs toward the end  :(

Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on November 20, 2012, 10:12:04 PM
Yeah I got the demo for the 3DS version.
Seems neat but kinda simplistic.  I don't think I wanna shell out the money for it as it is.  Maybe I'd get it used or something, save some cash.
Can't wait for CrashMo to come out.
There's a game called Crush3D that is pretty cool. Got the demo for that.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on November 21, 2012, 01:17:54 PM
One of THE BEST things about the Wii-U is that, when it loads, it shows local people in your area ranting/raving about the latest games.
Just firing up the system, I can tell you that people love:

-New Super Mario Bros. U - They're lapping it up, talking about every level, asking for help getting star coins, finding the alternate goals, and sketching up situations in the game.
-ZombiiU - They are loving this game and are HATING the IGN review that played the game down (I haven't played the game, but it seems popular on the WiiU statuses).
-Assassin's Creed 3 - They love no longer having to press SELECT to access the in-game map (in the PS3/X360 versions the map takes a little to load and it's somewhat annoying to use but that's pretty much in all Assassin's Creed titles).  They also love having two weapon slots since now you can just tap the screen to whistle for your horse.
-Call of Duty: Black Ops2 - Although they love the new interface and extra stuff the Gamepad has to offer, they do not like that you cannot enter the Miiverse in the middle of gameplay to post something; you have to exit out of your mission to do so.  This is because so far in every Wii-U game, you can hit the HOME button on the Controller and immediately enter the Miiverse and post a screenshot of what you're doing or post a question or comment about the situation, then immediately hop back into the game action.

Here's what it looks like people are talking about:

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fjorgefuentes.inverteddungeon.com%2Fimages3%2F2012-11-20_23-43-13_347.jpg&hash=bf341ac7c1e5862ba5addfa37f2c55ba)

Other games that have been popping up here and there are:
-Scribblenauts Unlimited
-Ninja Gaiden

BTW sorry for the bad image quality, I just quickly took a pic with my phone when I spotted classic Ryu Hayabusa. xD

Cool beans. I haven't felt this hyped up for a new system since... Wii. :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on November 22, 2012, 09:57:48 AM
So I finally popped in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. I'm hooked. The game is fantastic. Maining Jak right now, currently Rank 57. Game kicks so much ass it's ridiculous. I don't even think I want to go back to Super Smash Bros. after this... Stayed up til 3 in the morning playing online with a few friends.

On another note, I also played the hell outta the demo for DmC: Devil May Cry. The gameplay far surpasses even DMC3 in my opinion. The frame-rate is a little buggy on the eyes, but otherwise, the game plays fantastic. The demo is chock full of hidden goodies that'll keep you playing.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on November 22, 2012, 05:57:51 PM
POKEMON!! (White Version 2)

And Bayonetta.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on November 22, 2012, 09:11:07 PM


On another note, I also played the hell outta the demo for DmC: Devil May Cry. The gameplay far surpasses even DMC3 in my opinion. The frame-rate is a little buggy on the eyes, but otherwise, the game plays fantastic. The demo is chock full of hidden goodies that'll keep you playing.

Like wise the control is just wow almost enough to get me back into the series  :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on November 22, 2012, 10:10:02 PM
Like wise the control is just wow almost enough to get me back into the series  :)

I couldn't agree any more. The game plays amazingly, and I'm far more stoked for it (as if previous trailers and the Vergil's Downfall pre-order/DLC wasn't enough).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on November 25, 2012, 03:24:00 PM
I have decided to take a break from tokimeki and play Ninja gaiden II on the 360
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on November 25, 2012, 03:42:48 PM
Well, after getting the Platinum trophy for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, time to move back to playing the first Ratchet & Clank... The part I'm at isn't even the fun kind of hard.

Also need to finish Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: ascheran on November 28, 2012, 07:03:33 PM
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia on hard difficulty, lvl. 1 and without newgame+. I was stuck 3 days in Ruvas forest with those annoying bats and medusa heads.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheCruelAngel on November 29, 2012, 09:17:14 AM
I've been juggling between Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (it's been in storage and now that I have a Conner statue staring at me, I better get back to beating the series to enjoy his game!) and ZombieU.

I will let you know now, ZombieU is hard and stressful. Literally one bite deaths, and the next character you play has to kill your last character as a zombie to get your old sweet loots. I'm not that far in (Buckingham Palace) but have already gone through 5 people, I think? It's a fun game, but only if you like being stressed out and dying a lot in a zombie-apocalypse scenario in the middle of London. It's fun too.  :P But I can't emphasize it's stressfulness. If you can, borrow it from a friend to try it first before you decide to plunge into it, because I can definitely tell it's not for everyone.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on November 29, 2012, 07:42:23 PM
I've been juggling between Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (it's been in storage and now that I have a Conner statue staring at me, I better get back to beating the series to enjoy his game!) and ZombieU.

I will let you know now, ZombieU is hard and stressful. Literally one bite deaths, and the next character you play has to kill your last character as a zombie to get your old sweet loots. I'm not that far in (Buckingham Palace) but have already gone through 5 people, I think? It's a fun game, but only if you like being stressed out and dying a lot in a zombie-apocalypse scenario in the middle of London. It's fun too.  :P But I can't emphasize it's stressfulness. If you can, borrow it from a friend to try it first before you decide to plunge into it, because I can definitely tell it's not for everyone.

Reminds me of my experience with L4D and L4D2. If you want a less stressful zombie game set in London go for Killing Floor, one of my all time favorite multiplayer games. Though that can be hard for n00bs (especially ones used to consoles) as I was reminded when someone sent me this video in which 5 guys try to play the game for the first time all at once.
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As for what I've been playing, I finally cleared out the 8 blocks in my PS1 memory card to try and play the trap'em up. "Tecmo's Deception"
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: RichterB on November 30, 2012, 04:54:06 PM
Been replaying Zelda: Oracle of Ages on the Gamecube's Gameboy Player. I'm trying to figure out once and for all if Ages or Seasons is the better entry. I've always preferred the latter, but haven't played through Ages as much. Regardless, I'm pretty floored. How is it that Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Season, and The Minish Cap remain the best Zelda entries from 2001 to the present, when we've had 3 big console iterations of Zelda during that span of time and two DS-powered portable entries? There is just A LOT more personality, innovation, and texture to the worlds in these GBC & GBA portable titles.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on November 30, 2012, 06:08:09 PM
Haven't been playing much this week. I'll tell you what I haven't been playing. Rockman Xover. Nor will I ever be.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on November 30, 2012, 06:43:04 PM
LOL three buttons.  With Autoplay and Skip options.
DOES THE FUN EVER START!?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Munchy on November 30, 2012, 07:05:35 PM
I haven't played anything for a little while so I forgot for a little bit. Let's see...

-DmC Demo: Not as bad as expected, but not quite up to the same level as 1 3 or 4. More than anything it makes me want to play 3. I may make a separate thread about my impressions. (Of course it's better than 2. Everything is better than DMC2. Why are you even asking?)

-Castlevania Chronicles: Been doing Classic Mode 1CC runs, two have been successful so far. Need to try Loop 2 sometime.

-Metroid: Zero Mission: The Metroid bug always bites around Fall/Winter for some reason. ZM is barrels of fun but I miss how much you could sequence break in Super Metroid.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: beingthehero on November 30, 2012, 08:21:07 PM
I always keep meaning to find Zero Mission. That, and Fusion.

I've been playing Lords of Shadows recently, as well as Splinter Cell. I played through and beat Bloodlines today. Such an underrated title.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 01, 2012, 02:48:58 AM
I'm playing through legend of the dragoons and Lord of Arcana.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on December 02, 2012, 09:34:44 PM
I'm playing "Trine 2: Director's Cut" on my Wii-U.
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic1.fjcdn.com%2Fcomments%2Fthat%2Bcomment%2Bits...%2Bso...%2Bbeautiful%2B_4e90779b88ccde7b86fc06efacb1cce7.png&hash=c7ad2c1e7a14eeabcd9a366c58264662)
It's.... soooooo beauuuuuutifulllllll....
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: PFG9000 on December 03, 2012, 07:50:46 AM
Mostly playing Halo 4 lately.  Still working on Ocarina of Time on 3DS, and I hope to go back and finish up Dead Space before too long.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on December 03, 2012, 02:48:35 PM
19-The Man With The Machine Gun-FFVIII OST (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYHblHmoQKg#)

It's very slow but it is getting there also can someone explain seed rank and gil to me I seem to get 1500 g at random  ???

almost done with ninja gaiden 2.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on December 03, 2012, 02:58:24 PM
19-The Man With The Machine Gun-FFVIII OST (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYHblHmoQKg#)

It's very slow but it is getting there also can someone explain seed rank and gil to me I seem to get 1500 g at random  ???

almost done with ninja gaiden 2.

Seed rank is what gets you money in the game. You get higher seed rank by either doing the seed tests in your menu, or playing the game as closely to "perfection" as you can. Needless to say, the test is the way to go. I believe, having characters die, taking forever to go to places that you need to go contributes to lowering your seed rank. You get paid every hour of gameplay. So I'd go ahead and take those tests early to get money earlier on.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on December 03, 2012, 03:04:14 PM
Seed rank is what gets you money in the game. You get higher seed rank by either doing the seed tests in your menu, or playing the game as closely to "perfection" as you can. Needless to say, the test is the way to go. I believe, having characters die, taking forever to go to places that you need to go contributes to lowering your seed rank. You get paid every hour of gameplay. So I'd go ahead and take those tests early to get money earlier on.

Thanks those test are tricky I think I am about rank 4 I just started to do them last night and it can lower  :o
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 04, 2012, 12:01:47 AM
Keep in mind that you can only take tests up to your current character maximum level.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on December 04, 2012, 03:56:59 PM
Lately I have been playing this:

Welcome to TURRICAN, AHAHAHAhahaha.... Awesome music and heavy run n gun blasting with a lot of nods towards Metroid.

Turrican AMIGA Version (WinUAE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUdKaWoOURE#)
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 04, 2012, 07:56:25 PM
Just rented Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (aka Jak 4). Despite all the flak the game gets, I find myself enjoying it very, very, very much.
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Post by: Neobelmont on December 04, 2012, 10:21:18 PM
Keep in mind that you can only take tests up to your current character maximum level.

Ty I learned about that once it said I cannot do any more tests

Who knows I might play a metroidvania maybe some sotn just to see if I do dislike/like it as much I think.
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Post by: Aridale on December 05, 2012, 07:26:32 AM
hows SoTN on ps3 via psn? Anyone tried it? Im kinda hesitant to buy the game for the 10th time
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Post by: Neobelmont on December 05, 2012, 09:27:13 AM
hows SoTN on ps3 via psn? Anyone tried it? Im kinda hesitant to buy the game for the 10th time

nah I only have the ps1 version and dcx my friend ot the other hand did have the ps1 classics version but for the psp so  :(
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 05, 2012, 06:17:20 PM
hows SoTN on ps3 via psn? Anyone tried it? Im kinda hesitant to buy the game for the 10th time

While the Xbox 360 version is a new port with a new credits theme and achievements (same old voices though), the PSN version is the exact game from the PS1. Exact game, "I Am the Wind" and original voices intact, and no trophies. If you enjoyed the PS1 version, you'll enjoy this one.
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Post by: Aridale on December 05, 2012, 07:12:16 PM
cool ty Ill have to get it then!
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Post by: TheouAegis on December 07, 2012, 05:58:16 PM
Playing Epic Mickey on the 3DS now.

Movement is slow. Stages start off easy enough but get a little better as you progress. Farming money is super easy and you an max out your stats before ever beating Captain Hook (first boss), so Scrooge's shop seems pretty pointless to me. (Yes, you have to do a lot of farming to get that much money.)

BUT OMG SO MANY GAME REFERENCES!

You can summon Uncle Scrooge and he hops around the screen on his pogo-cane just like in Duck Tales NES. When you summon Aladdin, he throws apples like in his video game. Petey Crusher is a Thwomp parody.

My battery died last night so I haven't played any more today. It's a fairly easy game, sadly. In spite of that, it's fun. The soundtrack is great. I like the music. Each stage is based on a Disney cartoon (and in some cases, a Disney game) and the music is an arrangement of the music from that cartoon.
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Post by: Neobelmont on December 09, 2012, 02:32:37 PM
Just beat legacy of darkness with carrie making her the final character to beat the game with fully complete.

and afterwards I beat the legend of zelda majoras mask ... heh it took me over twelve years but I did it  ;D
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 10, 2012, 02:20:11 AM
I'm playing through Lord of Apocalypse for psp and i have started last night Puzzle Quest also for the psp.
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Post by: Neobelmont on December 11, 2012, 08:09:02 PM
do not know what game to play

but in other news I got the feirce deity mask in majoras mask hecka op
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 17, 2012, 01:40:24 AM
I'm playing Resident Evil Revelations, i'm at chapter 6 and i can say that it's one of the best RE games that i have played since RE 4. RE 5 was good, RE 6 except from Leon's campaign, the rest for me is just meh.....

Unlike the others, RE Revelations, brings back the old school horror from RE 1 up to RE 3.
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Post by: Inccubus on December 17, 2012, 02:09:43 AM
Oniken. A neat little 8-bit style action platformer I bought for PC a while back. It reminds me a lot of games such as Power Blade and Directive: Solbrain.
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Post by: Grimlock78 on December 18, 2012, 04:31:32 PM
I'm re-playing Mass effect 1-3 since I Got the trilogy.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on December 18, 2012, 07:28:18 PM
I'm playing Zombi-U now and being frightened even in the safehouse. xD
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on December 19, 2012, 08:45:47 AM
Lately I've been playing Kerbal Space Program. It's actually pretty fun and I recommend people to try the demo at least.  ;D
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Post by: Neobelmont on December 20, 2012, 11:53:02 PM
biting off more than I can do
ps2 onimusha 3 and dawn of dreams

360 dragon age and some star ocean
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Post by: Laina on December 22, 2012, 10:59:19 PM
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Chrono Trigger & Phoenix Wright: Justice for All. Oh, and just played back through the first 2 Uncharteds-Elena is my spirit animal.
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Post by: Green Stranger on December 23, 2012, 03:03:04 AM
I was playing Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition online but 9 out of 10 times the opponent is either gonna be Ryu, Ken or Akuma. Ridiculously cheap ass characters. No variety.

So right now I'm playing Ninja Gaiden III for the NES. Both U.S. and Japanese versions. The U.S. version as you may know is pretty tough while the Japanese one is relatively easy. Anyone ever beat the U.S. version without cheating? The farthest I've ever gotten was to the final boss in it's first form. The stage before the boss is way too punishing and too far to travel without taking damage.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 23, 2012, 10:22:24 AM
Just when I thought I was done with Ape Escape: On the Loose, it turns out the Time Attack stages count toward completion... -_-

Also, since my girlfriend got me a copy of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for my birthday, I finally popped it in and gave it a shot. The game is absolute brilliance and feels like the best game I've ever placed my hands on. I have never played a game more refined, more intense, nor more interesting.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on December 29, 2012, 01:55:50 AM
I'm playing Warcraft 2.
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Post by: Sumac on December 29, 2012, 10:52:35 AM
Genius of Sappheiros - my first JRPG experience. I like boss battles and story, but running around the levels is so tedious.  :(
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Post by: Inccubus on December 29, 2012, 08:29:01 PM
Nintendoland. Pretty neat.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on December 29, 2012, 08:31:54 PM
Did you tear your hair out on Donkey Kong's Crash Course yet?
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Post by: Laina on December 29, 2012, 08:34:44 PM
I was playing Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition online but 9 out of 10 times the opponent is either gonna be Ryu, Ken or Akuma. Ridiculously cheap ass characters. No variety.

Welcome to my fucking world. It just ruins the experience almost. Maybe every 2 out 30 fights I'll run across Cammy, or the super rare Sakura. I'm no expert by any means, but HATE being spammed to death by "SHORYUKEN!"'s, or having the last thing my character hears be ,"DIE A THOUSAND DEATHS! RAGING DEMON!", or whatever Akuma yells. I pretty much laid down the controller in this one for a while & tried to wipe it from my mind, but decided I'm not going to let a bunch of assclowns take a childhood favorite from me.

Anyway, Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask & Paper Mario: Sticker Star. PMSS sucks & is being returned for store credit once I beat it (which is a chore, believe me).
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Post by: Inccubus on December 29, 2012, 08:45:20 PM
Did you tear your hair out on Donkey Kong's Crash Course yet?

lol. I would be but that splat sound every time I die is just too damn funny.

I'm having trouble deciding if I should get Trine 2 or Nano Assault Neo + Mighty Switch Force.
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Post by: Profbeanburrito on December 30, 2012, 08:14:08 AM
Been playing the MGS HD Collection, mainly Peace Walker since I haven't played it, but I also love MGS 2 so I'm trying to get all the trophies. I also just got Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 and The Walking Dead so that'll keep me busy
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 30, 2012, 09:46:49 AM
On Act 4 of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The game is too damn fun. Also, recently got a new copy of Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, and three other PSP games, being Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, and Warriors Orochi. Time, I have none.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on December 30, 2012, 09:51:58 AM
Been playing FTL: Faster Than Light and Hotline Miami recently.

FTL I haven't really got a grip of yet, but am learning. Very pleasing when things go right but the management system takes a bit of time to get used to. The trials of being a starship captain seem to be weighing heavily on me.
Hotline Miami is very disturbing IMO, and not just the dizzy-nausea inducing visuals and druggy soundtrack accompanying the OTT bucket of gore top-down stylings - you have to play it through to find out why.
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Post by: Ratty on December 30, 2012, 10:42:35 AM
Genius of Sappheiros - my first JRPG experience. I like boss battles and story, but running around the levels is so tedious.  :(

This is why I always wind up using walkthroughs for jRPGs, I don't want to take 3 hours and several attempts walking and dying through one dungeon because I've been given no clue where to go.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 31, 2012, 12:01:07 AM
So yeah. Totally beat MGS4 today. Hella fun. Also been playing Monster Hunter Tri with my girlfriend.

Aaaaand now it's time to start Tales of Vesperia.
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Post by: Aridale on December 31, 2012, 01:00:53 AM
Monster Hunter is awesome. I wish theyd get their head out of their ass and put more on consoles instead of portables. The market is there I have no idea why they keep treatin it like a 2nd class franchise in the US.
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Post by: Sumac on December 31, 2012, 03:39:12 AM
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I don't want to take 3 hours and several attempts walking and dying through one dungeon because I've been given no clue where to go.
It's not that it hard to find where to go - so far levels designed rather straightforward or at least not very confusing. It's the process of going there that is boring - kill the same monsters over and over, walk through the similar places over and over. Tend to be annoying.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 31, 2012, 10:59:39 AM
Monster Hunter is awesome. I wish theyd get their head out of their ass and put more on consoles instead of portables. The market is there I have no idea why they keep treatin it like a 2nd class franchise in the US.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is coming out in the US for both Wii U and 3DS, also featuring cross-play. So that's a plus. Gives me more incentive to buy the 3DS, but there still isn't enough games to warrant a purchase of the Wii U.

And yeah, I want a Wii U. But as it stands, there aren't enough games I want on it.

Also, on the topic of Monster Hunter, MH4 better come here. That will solidify the fact that I must have a 3DS.
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Post by: Aridale on December 31, 2012, 02:20:56 PM
yeah pretty sure mh4 will make its way here on 3ds... again... why not on a console? So is this MH 3 ultimate just MH Portable Third for nintendo instead of psp?
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 31, 2012, 05:03:24 PM
yeah pretty sure mh4 will make its way here on 3ds... again... why not on a console? So is this MH 3 ultimate just MH Portable Third for nintendo instead of psp?

No, Portable 3rd contained an eastern setting and what not. 3 Ultimate is a port of Monster Hunter Tri G, essentially meaning it is just MH3, with a ton of new stuff, including the removed weapon styles.
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Post by: Aridale on December 31, 2012, 10:36:48 PM
Portable 3rd is awesome. Id like to see it officially come to the US =/ I already played Tri on wii Ill prolly have to pass on this new Ultimate one. Maybe some hope will come with mh4
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 01, 2013, 11:53:07 AM
Portable 3rd is awesome. Id like to see it officially come to the US =/ I already played Tri on wii Ill prolly have to pass on this new Ultimate one. Maybe some hope will come with mh4

Is there an English patch for Portable 3rd? I'd be all over that. But Monster Hunter 4 looks great, dat new gameplay... Also, my brother looked it up for me, 3 Ultimate is bringing in a ton of stuff from Portable 3rd.



I just also beat Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, going co-op the whole way through with my bro. Hella fun, and extremely powerful. I'd like to know how to get Chapter 5, though.
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Post by: Aridale on January 01, 2013, 01:47:27 PM
yeah theres a patch for Portable 3rd its pretty robust too. I really havent paid any attention to mh4 simply because its only on 3ds
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 01, 2013, 01:50:29 PM
Sweeeeeeeeet. I gotta look into hacking my PSP, then. Hopefully they'll finish the English patch for Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave by then, too.
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Post by: Inccubus on January 02, 2013, 03:44:10 AM
Pikmin... no seriously. I had never played it and then I played the Pikmin attraction in Nintendoland and I liked it, so I got Pikimin 1 &2.
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Post by: shelverton. on January 02, 2013, 05:14:07 AM
Ocarina of Time (3DS).
This is, oddly enough, the Zelda game I've played the least. I've never finished it but now that I have the 3DS version I'm really digging it. The hype surrounding this particular entry in the series put me off for years (I love A Link to the Past and was annoyed when people said that Ocarina was better. 'How dare they!?' and so on. But now I can totally see why someone would hold this game as the best Zelda ever, especially back in 1998.

I still prefer ALttP cause it was my childhood, but I had I played Ocarina when it was new I might have loved it even more. But since I already played through the likes of Twilight Princess and Wind Waker, this obviously isn't as revolutionary anymore. Still, it's a very classy game.
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Post by: Sumac on January 03, 2013, 06:09:40 AM
Recently completed MegaMari (MegaMan clone with Touhou characters). It's even more hardcore then the first MegaMan on NES.
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Post by: Bloodreign on January 03, 2013, 06:41:06 AM
Shinobi III, nothing says badass than bad guys that explode when a ninja cuts them.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 03, 2013, 09:41:41 AM
Pikmin... no seriously. I had never played it and then I played the Pikmin attraction in Nintendoland and I liked it, so I got Pikimin 1 &2.

I have never played Pikmin either, but now that I saw the NintendoLand attraction (with my nephew playing as Lead Pikmin), I'm looking forward to playing Pikmin 3, and will be finding a way to play Pikmin 1 and 2 on my Wii/Wii-U.
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Post by: Weiss Belmont on January 03, 2013, 09:55:09 PM
I adore cyberpunk so I've been pretty addicted to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I've also been playing Street Fighter X Tekken. A steal at $20 and a major PHYUCK YU to Capcom.  ;D
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 04, 2013, 03:11:50 AM
final fantasy theatrhythm. It's very addictive.
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Post by: Sumac on January 04, 2013, 12:59:49 PM
Super Marisa Land - SMB-slone with rather simple levels in the begining and awesome (yet small) soundtrack. One of the melodies sounds a bit like a remix of Wicked Child.
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Post by: Aridale on January 04, 2013, 06:54:42 PM
woooooo just got my pspgo component cable!!! that means monster hunter portable 3rd on the big screen!!!!
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 04, 2013, 07:13:27 PM
woooooo just got my pspgo component cable!!! that means monster hunter portable 3rd on the big screen!!!!

Luckyyyyyyyyyy

How long do those cables go? I'd love to have one.
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Post by: Gecko on January 04, 2013, 07:17:25 PM
I just beat Retro City Rampage! That game was Nintendo hard.

The other day I finished Chrono Trigger for the first time. It's amazing how that game is able to make you care so much about each character over such a short time. I finally understand what all the hype surrounding this game is about. I'm not so sure about New Game + mode though. There's just no challenge in it. Is it just there for people who only want the story without worrying about challenge and gameplay? I can't get into it.
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Post by: Aridale on January 04, 2013, 10:12:06 PM
Luckyyyyyyyyyy

How long do those cables go? I'd love to have one.

Mines 5? foot it looks like. Seems about right. Doesnt really matter with the Go tho cause you can pair a ps3 controller to it
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 05, 2013, 12:57:50 AM
Mines 5? foot it looks like. Seems about right. Doesnt really matter with the Go tho cause you can pair a ps3 controller to it

They go to five feet? Holy shit buying
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Post by: Aridale on January 05, 2013, 09:48:08 AM
I snatched mine up off amazon for 5 bucks. It was on clearance from 20. Picture looks good too
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 05, 2013, 09:57:47 AM
I just beat Retro City Rampage! That game was Nintendo hard.

The other day I finished Chrono Trigger for the first time. It's amazing how that game is able to make you care so much about each character over such a short time. I finally understand what all the hype surrounding this game is about. I'm not so sure about New Game + mode though. There's just no challenge in it. Is it just there for people who only want the story without worrying about challenge and gameplay? I can't get into it.

In new game+, you can beat lavos from the very first encounter with him and see some secret/extra endings. There are 12 endings. Also if you played the DS version, there is a extra final boss, only on new game+ and only on DS, that gives you a 13th ending.
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 09, 2013, 08:46:05 AM
Yeah, I have some component cables for my PSP-3000, it was pretty sweet playing DXC on my plasma (though I haven't tried MosHun yet...).  ;D I wonder if Sony will plan for any TV out accessories for the Vita in the future?

Lately I've been horrible to myself and playing Skyrim. :( Oh the endless hours I will sink into it again while leaving all my new shiny games untouched. Hush little Dishonored, daddy will get to you some day...  :'(
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Post by: Inccubus on January 09, 2013, 10:46:49 AM
Nano Assault Neo.
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Post by: Sumac on January 09, 2013, 11:22:48 AM
After three days, was finally able to beat Eirin and Kaguya in the Genius of Sappheiros. In order to do that I recruited "secret" character in my party, Byakuren Hijiri, leveled up her from level 1 to level 20, completely changed equipment, skills, abilities of several characters, party members and party formation and ultimately I did it.

The problem with those two bosses, is that Kaguya buffs Eirin's attack and defense and Eirin heals Kaguya and herself for several thousand HP during battle. Even when I was able to defeat Eirin, I didn't have enough MP to use any spells on Kaguya after that, and she slowly killed me. To defeat them, I used Byakuren spell "Control", that allows to take control over enemy character, and used Kaguya's buffs for my party. At the same time I bombarded both bosses with status debuffs of all possible kind. Eventually, that was enough to keep Kaguya under control for 6-7 turns and Eirin didn't try to heal herself for 2000-3000 HP like she usually does. After that I had enough MP to keep Kaguya under debuffs and destroy her.
If bosses of the level 10 were that hard, how hard will be bosses of the next levels...?
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Post by: VladCT on January 09, 2013, 11:28:29 AM
You seem to be having quite a binge with Touhou fangames, are there any MegaTen-styled ones?
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Post by: Laina on January 09, 2013, 01:34:45 PM
Been playing back through Resident Evil:The Umbrella Chronicles since my dog kinda spilled tea on my PS3 controller (R.I.P. old friend) & I've just been in a real RE mood since seeing new footage for the fan completion of RE 1.5. Also just wanted to finish leveling up my arsenal & get those last few files I missed on my first time through. 
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 09, 2013, 02:59:17 PM
Been playing back through Resident Evil:The Umbrella Chronicles since my dog kinda spilled tea on my PS3 controller (R.I.P. old friend) & I've just been in a real RE mood since seeing new footage for the fan completion of RE 1.5. Also just wanted to finish leveling up my arsenal & get those last few files I missed on my first time through.

How good is that game? I've been thinking about buying the Chronicles HD Collection since I very much enjoyed The Darkside Chronicles, but I'd like some opinions about the first game. :3
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Post by: Laina on January 09, 2013, 04:07:08 PM
How good is that game? I've been thinking about buying the Chronicles HD Collection since I very much enjoyed The Darkside Chronicles, but I'd like some opinions about the first game. :3

I can say with full confidence that I think you'll enjoy it if you enjoyed Darkside Chronicles. I actually prefer it to DC, but DC is still a damn fine game IMO. The weapons toggling system is better on UC I believe-was just faster, easier, more intuitive for me- and I just REALLY love RE0, the REmake & 3. Also has a pretty rad "raid the secret Russian arctic Umbrella base!" level just for this game. Oh, and I love the little Wesker back story sections (his behind the scenes stuff with Birkin in RE0, getting out of the abandoned training facility to be with the Alpha team on July 24th, how he was resurrected in the mansion, his fight to get out)
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 09, 2013, 07:24:38 PM
I know Umbrella Chronicles has WAY more scenarios than Darkside does, but Darkside is apparently longer and is more cinematic rather than arcade-like.

Anyway, I plan to get the game. Them Wesker backstories and the HUNK mission? That is an instant yes. :3
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Post by: Sumac on January 10, 2013, 08:15:03 AM
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You seem to be having quite a binge with Touhou fangames, are there any MegaTen-styled ones?
Erm...What is "Mega-Ten"?
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Post by: VladCT on January 10, 2013, 09:46:24 AM
Megami Tensei, often said to be one of the hardest J-RPG franchises and also well-known for its demon recruiting and fusing mechanic. The publisher themselves, Atlus, while in a context that may be not so relevant, have said that they "get off on your tears."
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Post by: Sumac on January 10, 2013, 09:52:50 AM
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Megami Tensei
I have heard of this series, but never saw or played in them, so I can't say, if there are Touhou fangames styled after "Mega-Ten".
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 10, 2013, 06:14:43 PM
You know, I've been wanting to get Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. It truly does have one of the coolest renditions of Dante ever.
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Post by: VladCT on January 10, 2013, 06:30:36 PM
Make sure to grab the Maniax edition then, the regular edition doesn't have Dante or the True Demon Ending.
One thing I have to note about Dante is that he doesn't have Pierce, making him nigh-useless against the TDE final boss.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on January 10, 2013, 06:42:34 PM
My brother got me a five in one God of War game with a controller for Christmas so I'm playing those for the first time.
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Post by: Laina on January 10, 2013, 06:53:23 PM
Bound & determined to make CVIII the first 8-bit NES title I officially beat. Playing it again for the first time in about 5 years, all I can say is...kindly go die in a ditch, Dullahan.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 11, 2013, 10:28:16 AM
I have started final fantasy 9. This is the second time that i'm playing through it. FF9 FF7, are the only one's that i have played only once from start to end. Maybe when i'll finish FF9, i'll give a second round on FF7. I'm also playing dungeon siege throne of agony.
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Post by: Inccubus on January 11, 2013, 12:52:43 PM
Still messin' around with Nintendoland. Got Little Inferno. That's an odd little game with a really surreal atmosphere. Got the demos of Rayman Legends, Sonic & Sega All-stars Racing: Transformed, and ZombiU. Rayman is a decent platformer with impressive graphics. The characters are a bit too similar though. *Sonic Kart 2* is pretty neat and I love the Panzer Dragoon & Golden Axe tracks. The difficulty is a little stiff. I hope they'll have special tracks where you can pick a single vehicle form to play with. The boat mechanics REALLY remind me of Hydro Thunder and that's one of my favorite racing games of all time. I'm getting ZombiU for sure. I love the kill-your-previous-self mechanic. The game is also creepy as fuck. Not all zombie games capture the horror of a zombie apocalypse well.
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Post by: Ratty on January 11, 2013, 05:06:23 PM
I have started final fantasy 9. This is the second time that i'm playing through it. FF9 FF7, are the only one's that i have played only once from start to end. Maybe when i'll finish FF9, i'll give a second round on FF7. I'm also playing dungeon siege throne of agony.

I loved 9, couldn't stand 7 though.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 11, 2013, 08:15:02 PM
Make sure to grab the Maniax edition then, the regular edition doesn't have Dante or the True Demon Ending.
One thing I have to note about Dante is that he doesn't have Pierce, making him nigh-useless against the TDE final boss.

The one I found in the store only has the Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne title on it. No Maniax or anything. I thought that was that Maniax version was the only one released in the US for that particular game.

Well, thank you for letting me know to not depend on Dante too much.
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 11, 2013, 10:47:42 PM
According to wiki (and my recollection of working at Gamestop when the game came out originally) the US version has Dante in it, sporting his look from DMC2. My personal favorite look for Dante, even if the game isn't that great...the game being DMC2 not SMT: Nocturne. Which reminds me, I should add that title to my list of titles to look out for...
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Post by: Laina on January 11, 2013, 10:56:10 PM
I loved 9, couldn't stand 7 though.

Vice versa for me.
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Post by: Bloodreign on January 12, 2013, 01:39:12 AM
The entire Parodius series, so much so that although I have Parodius Da on Saturn and PS1, that SFC version must be gotten for that extra stage and the omake stage which is an added bonus.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on January 12, 2013, 03:02:05 AM
Whew! Finally got back into Alundra after I got moved in to the new place. Excellent game...that last dungeon was frustrating, but great. Last 2 boss battles sucked, though. Especially Melzas...I was expecting more out of that.

Started Infamous 2, just because I had no idea what to play next. I kind of wanted an easy game after Alundra, and before Dark Souls. Played for an hour before I got bored...I'm sure I'll pick up more interest in it later.
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Post by: Aridale on January 12, 2013, 08:03:01 AM
Just play dark souls =D its more than enough game to keep ya satisfied for a long time. And frustrated... So beautifully frustrated lol
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on January 12, 2013, 08:38:28 AM
Demon's Souls just came out on the PSN a week ago or so. I know what my brother and I will be playing. :3
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on January 12, 2013, 01:09:01 PM
Back on Fallout New Vegas again. Even on this clunky Dual-Core of mine, it still works pretty well (even if it does CTD a few times when too much is going on). It's still a great game. And I am currently being a gun runner to everyone in the Mojave right now. Gotta get dem caps.
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Post by: Aridale on January 12, 2013, 01:57:47 PM
oh hell I didnt know Demons Souls was on psn now. Good thing I didnt pick it up last week when I was at gamestop
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on January 12, 2013, 06:27:33 PM
oh hell I didnt know Demons Souls was on psn now. Good thing I didnt pick it up last week when I was at gamestop

GameStop here has it for $14.99, whereas its $19.99 or so on the PSN. The plus side is that I can game share it to my other PS3 and play multiplayer. :D
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Post by: GuyStarwind on January 12, 2013, 11:25:58 PM
My brother recently bought Demon's Souls and I heard him getting angry over the phone. He kept complaining how he kept dying and it was the worst game ever. I could help but to laugh and call him a pussy. I warned him he would die but he just didn't listen.
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 13, 2013, 12:01:22 AM
Huh...we were just talking about SMT: Nocturne in the last page, and so I stop by the Gamestop by the Theater in Kent, WA and what do you know? 2 copies of SMT: Nocturne in really nice condition! Picked myself up a copy of it, though I'll probably end up still playing Skyrim instead. >_<
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Post by: Kale on January 13, 2013, 03:00:53 AM
Hah! Nocturne... My friend and I were pretty excited when we saw the main character kick.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 13, 2013, 09:32:23 AM
My brother recently bought Demon's Souls and I heard him getting angry over the phone. He kept complaining how he kept dying and it was the worst game ever. I could help but to laugh and call him a pussy. I warned him he would die but he just didn't listen.

The game gets harder each time you die, doesn't it?

Huh...we were just talking about SMT: Nocturne in the last page, and so I stop by the Gamestop by the Theater in Kent, WA and what do you know? 2 copies of SMT: Nocturne in really nice condition! Picked myself up a copy of it, though I'll probably end up still playing Skyrim instead. >_<

y u no get me a copy? :(
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 14, 2013, 08:49:26 AM
y u no get me a copy? :(

Umm...because I wasn't sure if you wanted one? Might be easier if you just roll with it here. http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/shin-megami-tensei-nocturne/34305 (http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/shin-megami-tensei-nocturne/34305)

FUUUUUU I could have bought it new for the same price I bought it used?! >_<
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 14, 2013, 02:04:01 PM
Umm...because I wasn't sure if you wanted one? Might be easier if you just roll with it here. http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/shin-megami-tensei-nocturne/34305 (http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/shin-megami-tensei-nocturne/34305)

FUUUUUU I could have bought it new for the same price I bought it used?! >_<

I'm just kidding dude. :P Even if I did have a copy of the game, I probably wouldn't ever get around to playing it, since I am in love with the PSP right now.

And yeah, check GameStop always before purchasing anything. Interestingly, Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team is cheaper new than it is pre-owned.
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Post by: Ratty on January 14, 2013, 02:39:57 PM
Since it was mentioned again in a recent conversation I got around to finally playing Curse of Darkness. It's ok aside from the common complaint of the environments being unnecessarily large and empty, but I sure hope I come across a second teleporter soon otherwise it's going to take me like 15 minutes each way to go to the shop and back again. And I need to buy some potions before the next boss fight.
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Post by: Sumac on January 15, 2013, 01:49:33 PM
Finally completed New Super Marisa Land (second SMB-clone from Tasofro). It is much better and more interesting than the first part. It has more levels, bosses (albeit very simplistic), new game mechanics, like ability to change into costumes of different Touhou characters and receive their powers. UFO "costume" is the most hilarious one. In general, it is a very good old-school game.
Someday I need to complete this game and open all secret levels.

Also, my trials at Genius of Sappheiros continues and unlike NSML, it's not even close to the end.

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Post by: JR on January 24, 2013, 01:52:07 AM
Just started playing Dark Souls and holy crap, I'm getting the shit kicked out of me by skeletons.  :-[

I have a feeling I'll have a much harder time with this than with the first game, with the respawning enemies, no stockpiling herbs, etc.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 24, 2013, 05:45:14 AM
Finished Mother 3 over the weekend. It was nice. :D
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Post by: Donvermicelli on January 24, 2013, 06:50:16 AM
Been really busy with stuff lately, also the lack of a desktop that is within reach (consistently) limits my options.
Skyrim is still fun when I play it. I'm starting to run out of things to do though.
I played through most of Lords of Shadow but I'm not quite there yet. So far I think it's a good game but a bit too 'general'. Doesn't take away the fact that it's a fun game.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 24, 2013, 06:54:33 AM
Just started playing Dark Souls and holy crap, I'm getting the shit kicked out of me by skeletons.  :-[

I have a feeling I'll have a much harder time with this than with the first game, with the respawning enemies, no stockpiling herbs, etc.

Believe me my friend, Dark Souls is far more easier than Demon's Souls, you'll understand what i mean, when you get far on the game. ;)
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Post by: Sumac on January 24, 2013, 09:26:15 AM
GOS seemingly became the game, that I've played for the longest time ever. 70 hours and counting. And I am just in one of the final levels.
Now I need to defeat three different bosses with three incomplete (and underleveled) parties in a row.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: son_the_vampire on January 24, 2013, 09:58:46 AM
here's my list
PS3- War in the North (almost finished)
iOS- Final Fantasy D (great free app)
Handheld- Castlevania HoD (trying to beat my old Maxim mode time... i got it done in 25 mins 8)(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frobsimple.files.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F03%2Fphoto_64536.gif%3Fw%3D640&hash=9eef3d36a78fca1e95039d4d9e3d4c5e)
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Post by: Mooning Freddy on January 24, 2013, 10:28:17 PM
Replaying Breath of Fire 2. Was one of the first RPGs I ever played and liked. It manages to be exceptionally similar to Final Fantasy yet quite original at the same time (who doesn't like turning into a freaking dragon?).
It's not as great as the beautiful BoF 4, where I believe Capcom reached their peak of originality, yet it's fun in its simplicity. 
One drawback though is that monsters are not very balanced in terms of power. The game throws at you stronger monsters quite fast which forces you to "farm" a lot for leveling up.
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Post by: Laina on January 28, 2013, 05:01:29 PM
Style Savvy: Trendsetters for 3DS. Shit's addictive.
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Post by: Bloodreign on January 29, 2013, 04:12:54 AM
Parodius Da! SFC in prepartion for purchasing the SFC version very soon hopefully (hopefully along with a couple FC Twinbee games). Still not done with Parodius collecting, for some reason I need variations of the same game, go figure (PS1 Sexy Parodius is very costly, the MSX Parodius on PS1 is in one of 3 MSX collections for the PS1, on Saturn I have it as one super collection. Inside is Gradius 1-3 MSX, Salamander, Twinbee, and of course Parodius MSX). :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 29, 2013, 08:29:10 AM
Since my Skyrim has started crashing my rig (I think my save got corrupted.  :() I've been switching between Dishonored and Deus Ex Human Revolution Missing Link.
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Post by: Munchy on January 29, 2013, 03:19:20 PM
A friend of mine gave me money to get Spelunky on our Xbox. I love it, especially the co op rife with opportunities for trolling.
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Post by: knightmere on January 30, 2013, 06:30:57 AM
I recently purchased an iPhone 5, and just completed Castlevania: Puzzle. Now I am about halfway though FF: Dimensions, which is quite good.
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Post by: Profbeanburrito on January 30, 2013, 09:33:33 AM
I'm just about finished with Episode 4 of The Walking Dead. Love the comics and the show and this game is just as amazing. A lot of fun for pointing and clicking, but it also makes you think, and I love the difficult decisions it has you make.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on January 30, 2013, 09:38:21 AM
Picked up "The Cave" for my WiiU. Neat game. Really interesting for a platformer with no combat what-so-ever.

Also, broke down yesterday and bought "New Super Mario Bros. U" via download. I'm liking it so far. The flying squirrel suit has interesting mechanics. It's also neat to see what the lands in the relative vicinity of Peach's Castle officially looks like. That said, I should really go back and finish playing NSMBW.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 30, 2013, 10:04:13 AM
I got "The Cave" as well.  Nice dark humor.
I'm spoiled by the 60fps of that Rayman demo, New Super Mario Bros. U and Trine 2 though, so when The Cave is playing and running at 24-30fps, it seems dated.  The visuals are nice, though!  I need to get back to it.
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Post by: Inccubus on January 30, 2013, 10:26:49 AM
The game is hilarious, hell, the intro monologue alone was enough to get me to buy it.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 30, 2013, 10:47:03 AM
"There's no dying in the cave!  Think of the insurance price hike!" -or something along those lines, that line was great.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Laina on January 30, 2013, 06:14:20 PM
Street Fighter x Tekken. I've owned it since September 2012 & had NEVER played it until last night at the urging of an online acquaintance...HOLY SHIT, I LOVED IT.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 31, 2013, 01:56:41 AM
3 days ago, i've bought Mortal Kombat Complete for the ps3 and play it yesterday. All i can say that it's great and i haven't played Mortal Kombat for 15 years....... :P
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 31, 2013, 08:13:16 AM
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I guess I've also been playing Ragnarok Odyssey for my Vita too...it's like baby's first Monster Hunter set in the Ragnarok Online universe. It's ok, but makes me yearn so badly for Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate. :(
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Post by: Pfil on January 31, 2013, 03:36:16 PM
My latest games were Ys (PC), Maldita Castilla (PC), Street Fighter X Megaman (PC), Bloodrayne: Betrayal (PS3), Grandia III (PS2) and Alundra (PSX).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Nail_Bombed on February 01, 2013, 03:36:38 PM
I have been playing..... Antichamber.

Indie, arty, Portal-esque, possibly a teeny bit pretentious, and more than a bit brain-melting. Also a 3D Metroidvania. Very, VERY mindfucky. I had to turn off the game to think about some puzzles quite a few times. Still not finished. Very worth it IMO.

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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/01/31/wot-i-think-antichamber/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/01/31/wot-i-think-antichamber/)
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Post by: KaZudra on February 02, 2013, 02:15:25 PM
Final Fantasy VII Bootleg Compilation (PC)
the graphics and sound enhancements helps the game, plus the Break 9999 makes grinding fun again.

Brutal Doom (PC)
Most Badass Doom mod as of yet, I recommend finding a co-op map mod so you can hone your skills.

that's it as of late...
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Post by: Kale on February 03, 2013, 05:25:12 PM
I have been playing..... Antichamber.

Indie, arty, Portal-esque, possibly a teeny bit pretentious, and more than a bit brain-melting. Also a 3D Metroidvania. Very, VERY mindfucky. I had to turn off the game to think about some puzzles quite a few times. Still not finished. Very worth it IMO.

Just saw some of that on TOtalHalibut's vids. Looks pretty cool. Puzzle games aren't exactly my favorite thing though. It does seem mindfucky, like you said though.

Also just beat Mark of the Ninja. Very cool game, pity it doesn't have an all powerful ninja suit with all the amenities. On my second run through to get all the seals, and play the "harder" new game plus. I find myself running through it with less watching, but messing up... still fun to get things perfect.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on February 03, 2013, 06:41:25 PM
Street Fighter x Tekken. I've owned it since September 2012 & had NEVER played it until last night at the urging of an online acquaintance...HOLY SHIT, I LOVED IT.

I liked the Tekken characters. They did some interesting things with them.
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Post by: Neobelmont on February 03, 2013, 07:16:41 PM
Street Fighter x Tekken. I've owned it since September 2012 & had NEVER played it until last night at the urging of an online acquaintance...HOLY SHIT, I LOVED IT.

I'm sure the person who urged you to play this loved it as well and would probably want a rematch with you one day if they fought against you  ;)

Me some blazblue, SFxT, mgs4, and tales of graces f the story is really picking up and all of this on my new ps3  ;D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheCruelAngel on February 04, 2013, 09:49:40 AM
Aside from my earlier unmentionable out loud, I've been going through MGS4 again. A) achievements nao! B) Big Boss EXTREME C) MGR comes out in a couple weeks! D) My main computer monitor died so PC gaming is on hiatus until I save up for a new smexy one.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on February 04, 2013, 10:06:23 AM
I have been playing..... Antichamber.

Indie, arty, Portal-esque, possibly a teeny bit pretentious, and more than a bit brain-melting. Also a 3D Metroidvania. Very, VERY mindfucky. I had to turn off the game to think about some puzzles quite a few times. Still not finished. Very worth it IMO.

Honestly I'm sure the levels are well designed and everything but that looks like "Eye Strain: the video game" lol.

I just replayed through this little under-appreciated gem which has it's 10th anniversary next month. http://www.gog.com/gamecard/judge_dredd_dredd_vs_death (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/judge_dredd_dredd_vs_death)
Short but fun budget FPS which tries to capture some of the humor and artstyle of the original comics. Which is interesting because Judge Dredd, though created in the UK, is kind of a parody and odd celebration of American Fascism.

Dredd's first in-game words are "Bleeding Heart Liberals. Time to dispense some Justice." right before you arrest a bunch of peaceful protestors outside the Hall of Justice. Then after you give them all 10 years for unlawful assembly "In this city justice comes at a price, that price is freedom!"
There's something to be said for a game that encourages you to arrest everyone you can for charges like "Owning a goldfish without a license."
Plus the law meter mechanic* adds some depth to the straightforward shooting, and the primitive ragdoll effects are hi-larious.

*Don't shoot civilians or other Judges or it's game over, increase your lawmeter by making as many arrests instead of kills as you can to achieve a high rank and get more unlockables at the end of the level.
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death (The Best Game Ever) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvLnK0kOUh4#ws)
Don't watch past about 2 minutes if you're interested in the game as it spoils the ending. Also some of the technical problems are exaggerated for comic effect. I've never had trouble opening a door that is supposed to open in the game for example.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: PHBelmont on February 06, 2013, 08:40:20 AM
I never get tired of playing Doom, haha. But now i was trying to do something new, so i was playing SCIV in the second lap without power ups and sub-weapons. That made me angry again as before and enjoy the game a little more.  :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on February 06, 2013, 09:17:08 AM
I'm playing through Lufia 2, new game+.
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on February 06, 2013, 01:20:54 PM
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 8) Yeah, lovin' this game!
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Post by: Neobelmont on February 06, 2013, 09:40:26 PM
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 8) Yeah, lovin' this game!

Your not the only one Lisa is my wife now she's perky (S support all the way) not only that but I recruited Serra and Pr. marth as well, hector is only a matter of time as well I am also hoping to recruit lilina as well if it's possible 8)

Cruel how difficult was it for you to get?
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on February 07, 2013, 08:21:20 AM
Umm...I had someone on the inside get me a copy... c_c;;

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Sounds like you're a lot farther a long in the game than I am. I've just been slowly plucking away at missions now and then. Playing it in Classic mode because FIRE EMBLEM. :D
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Post by: son_the_vampire on February 07, 2013, 09:25:40 AM
just hooked up my ps2 to grind on my Legend of Dragoon. WILL THERE EVER BE A SEQUEL??? I heard i got cancelled but they were gonna make one  :( (https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-L3bfBg9F-4Q%2FUEaa4ScQJWI%2FAAAAAAAAFjI%2FU7xcy4-ny4o%2Fs1600%2FThe_Legend_of_Dragoon.jpg&hash=f7377f5da64fb4f50b4b4c17451b9f44)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on February 13, 2013, 07:23:18 AM
Believe me my friend, Dark Souls is far more easier than Demon's Souls, you'll understand what i mean, when you get far on the game. ;)

Actually I'm finding Demon's Souls to be easier for me (especially taking the Dark Souls DLC into account), but that's probably because I used the royalty class in the first game.  :-[

But that's also one of the things I love about the Souls games: there are so many varying levels of difficulty between players depending on how their characters are built. Like how lots of people had trouble with Ornstein and Smough, and I beat them with relative ease, and without power-leveling (and I'm not a master of the game by any means). But at the same time how I seriously struggled in places that were generally considered somewhat easy, like Tomb of the Giants.

I absolutely love the Souls games.  :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: KaZudra on February 14, 2013, 04:09:56 PM
Deus Ex, someone talked about it and y'know....
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Post by: GuyStarwind on February 14, 2013, 07:52:04 PM
Fire Emblem
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheCruelAngel on February 16, 2013, 01:22:40 AM
Deus Ex, someone talked about it and y'know....

Yup...

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Post by: Laina on February 16, 2013, 07:25:30 AM
I just now got around to playing The Walking Dead (iOS version). My entire life is a Slowpoke meme...
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Post by: Ratty on February 16, 2013, 11:00:39 AM
Gotta step in and recommend Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines to anyone who likes Deus Ex again. A Deus Ex clone so good that even though the developer was forced to release an extremely buggy and somewhat incomplete* version of the game (since fixed in fan patches) it still got a solid 80 on metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/vampire-the-masquerade---bloodlines) because it's just that damn good.

*The last 1/3rd of the game can not be completed with levels in diplomacy alone so there's not a proper "pacifist route".
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on February 16, 2013, 11:45:26 AM
Playing through Mega Man Legends for the first time. Pretty dang good s'far.

I've got MML2 to do when I'm finished; I bought that for $12 new over a decade ago so I don't have to pay today's absurd asking price. :p
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on February 16, 2013, 02:27:06 PM
Gotta step in and recommend Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines to anyone who likes Deus Ex again. A Deus Ex clone so good that even though the developer was forced to release an extremely buggy and somewhat incomplete* version of the game (since fixed in fan patches) it still got a solid 80 on metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/vampire-the-masquerade---bloodlines) because it's just that damn good.

*The last 1/3rd of the game can not be completed with levels in diplomacy alone so there's not a proper "pacifist route".

Ugh... having never played Deus Ex, and absolutely loving VTM:B I have to sort of be annoyed to the word "Clone" there. How similar are they, really? for you to use the word clone.
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Post by: crisis on February 16, 2013, 03:02:11 PM
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Playing through Mega Man Legends for the first time. Pretty dang good s'far.

I've got MML2 to do when I'm finished; I bought that for $12 new over a decade ago so I don't have to pay today's absurd asking price. :p

I finished both these games recently as well. I'm thinking about getting MisAdventures of Tron Bonne but that game's fucking expensive. Capcom definately should've made Legends 3 using the Lost Planet engine, that would've looked amazing!
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Post by: Gecko on February 16, 2013, 06:28:31 PM
Been playing a LOT of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, obviously in preparation for the upcoming half-sequel. I have never been more serious about completing those damn stage trials in my life. I'm good enough at combat now though that I can pretty much play comfortably on any difficulty. I've been at mostly just this game for over a month now, after deleting my original data to start fresh. Now I've unlocked more than I ever did on my original file.
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Post by: Ratty on February 16, 2013, 08:02:49 PM
Ugh... having never played Deus Ex, and absolutely loving VTM:B I have to sort of be annoyed to the word "Clone" there. How similar are they, really? for you to use the word clone.

They're mechanically similar as far as I can tell - the leveling system, different factions you can join and a changing story based on how you complete objectives. As for any possible broad story similarities I can't comment because (despite having it on steam a couple years now) I've never gotten that far in Deus Ex because quite honestly it feels like a big step backward after VTM:B lol.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on February 18, 2013, 12:08:26 PM
A little shinobi III
A dash of Sandbox (iOS)
A Nice chunk of FFIX
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Post by: JR on February 19, 2013, 11:58:14 AM
Dark Sector. Pretty blah.
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Post by: KaZudra on February 19, 2013, 12:25:17 PM
Been messing round Onlive with their 30-Min testplays, and my god it is effective when your looking for a new game to play
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on February 19, 2013, 09:54:33 PM
I thought Onlive was gone? I dont get how it works at all. How is remote connecting to a pc and playin a game on it in any way effective? Could you not just accomplish the same thing with teamviewer?
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Post by: JR on February 20, 2013, 01:02:22 AM
I just played Alone in the Dark: Inferno. I was as equally amused as I was annoyed by it. I thought it was a nice touch that you could spray the annoying NPCs in the face with the fire extinguisher. I never thought I'd use a flaming chair to illuminate my path in a video game.

I think I lasted about 40 minutes and then took the disc out.
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Post by: Lelygax on February 20, 2013, 06:38:54 AM
I thought Onlive was gone? I dont get how it works at all. How is remote connecting to a pc and playin a game on it in any way effective? Could you not just accomplish the same thing with teamviewer?

I thought that so. Thats effective because you dont need to have the game nor the PC to play it, you use their PC to play, so its effective because you dont need to pay for a game that you dont know yourself if you will like or not. Since they gave a trial free time, its even better to test.
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Post by: Aridale on February 20, 2013, 07:23:42 AM
I understand how itd be effective trial wise. What I mean is how do they do anything different from GotoMyPC or LogMeIn or TeamViewer that makes playin a game on a remote pc even possible
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Post by: Lelygax on February 20, 2013, 07:38:17 AM
So the only difference is that they give you the game and the PC to connect, so you only need to ask or find someone to put the game on their PC so you can play, nor need to have another PC and waste electrical energy in your house.
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Post by: KaZudra on February 20, 2013, 07:52:38 AM
and by all means, all you need is good internet, and maybe the $100 Onlive Console ONLY if you have a PC that is so low spec it cannot run it, ALSO if you have an Icecream sandwich or higher phone you can online on it to (lol android has a sweet tooth)

$10 a month to play a fairly big library of games any time you want is pretty sweet.

I myself, love the Trails, but only as effective demos. I prefer to play my games physically, Onlive is great but is feels like (which it really is) just an Interactive Video stream with all of it's off gamma and particles glory, I'm sure its just my Laptop though.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Laina on February 20, 2013, 07:56:34 AM
Donkey Kong Country 2. It's still rad after 17 years. *happy tear*
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Post by: son_the_vampire on February 20, 2013, 07:57:53 AM
Wow it has been that long huh? It was three with Dixie right?
Donkey Kong Country 2. It's still rad after 17 years. *happy tear*
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Post by: Lelygax on February 20, 2013, 08:09:00 AM
Yeah, Dixie appears as a secondary character in DKC2 and as a main character in DKC3, with Kiddy Kong being the secondary. They should do one DKC that we play with Cranky Kong (the old monkey, being the same DK from classic Donkey Kong)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on February 22, 2013, 10:07:55 PM
Started playing Red Dead Redemption. Pleasantly surprised with the presentation so far, and I've really only just started.

And I just grabbed System Shock 2 from GOG. I've been wanting to play this game for years now. Woohoo!!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Munchy on February 23, 2013, 12:23:36 PM
After playing and beating Chrono Trigger for the first time (don't feel like fighting Lavos eight more times though), I've started up my copy of Secret of Evermore.

I'm not really crazy about the Secret of Mana battle system, nor am I a fan of needing to stockpile different ingredients for spells, but there's something appealing about a terrible movies nerd battling his way through a horrific fantasy land.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: VladCT on February 23, 2013, 09:23:46 PM
Been playing Ys I Chronicles Plus, the combat's very simple and yet it somehow manages to be fun to me. Though I have to ask, what's with the huge power jump between levels? At level 1 I run for dear life whenever I get hit, and when I got to level 2 I'm suddenly WTFPWNing every mook I see barehanded. Don't tell me Normal's actually the grade schooler difficulty. >.>
...Yeah, it's still only early game, so I can't really tell for sure.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on February 24, 2013, 03:48:50 AM
Been playing Ys I Chronicles Plus, the combat's very simple and yet it somehow manages to be fun to me. Though I have to ask, what's with the huge power jump between levels? At level 1 I run for dear life whenever I get hit, and when I got to level 2 I'm suddenly WTFPWNing every mook I see barehanded. Don't tell me Normal's actually the grade schooler difficulty. >.>
...Yeah, it's still only early game, so I can't really tell for sure.

I wish you good luck with that game, even with max level and stats, you'll still have a lot trouble with enemies at later and final stages,but the real challenge, will be the final boss.........oh boy, i was playing it on my psp and i got so angry, that i almost broke my psp with my fist landing on the screen, before i get back to my senses and stopping my self from throwing it on the wall....... :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on February 24, 2013, 09:59:17 AM
Started replaying "Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened" I played a few hours of it a couple years ago but then got distracted. Starting over from scratch. Looks to be a fairly decent though poorly optimized game. I mean it's Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu, how can you miss?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on February 24, 2013, 04:22:19 PM
Im playing OoE, Im on more or less 56% of the castle, found the secret exit with more glyphs and already 100%'ed all maps except that Cave with the powerful monsters, also I've all items and glyphs from all enemies that I've encountered (its like pokemon, I need to catch'em all lol). Since I have the headgear from the Peeping Eye now I can stop hitting every wall/ceiling/floor that I encounter.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 25, 2013, 01:00:11 AM
hmmm mostly kiddie games on the ios like smurf life, my little pony, littlest pet shop, smurf's village, nemo's reef.
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Post by: Kale on February 25, 2013, 07:40:58 AM
Just got back into Vindictus.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on February 25, 2013, 09:36:42 AM
Black Ops 2 all weekend!!! Double XP FTW!!!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on February 26, 2013, 01:03:39 AM
I'm playing LoS from the beginning, i want to finish it, before i start MoF.
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Post by: KaZudra on February 26, 2013, 08:56:07 AM
a lil MDK (MDK2 when I'm done)
a lil Beat Hazard

But Mostly Halo PC, Multiplayer is still pretty strong

Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: shelverton. on February 26, 2013, 09:49:53 AM
Apart from the MoF demo, I've also been trying the demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I am not sure if I get this game at all. It's my first experience with the series, and I've heard it's really good. The demo did not click at all for me so I'm kinda confused. The combat is kind of...stiff. I guess it's meant to be like that, and I'm sure the game is "rewarding" or whatever. But right now I'm thinking the game is not for me at all. The camera is awful too. I feel like I'm missing something or not "doing it right" maybe. I am probably not gonna give the series another chance, unfortunately. I'll wait for Fire Emblem instead, or something...
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Post by: Aridale on February 26, 2013, 06:21:01 PM
Dont give up on Monster Hunter. Its hard to get into but once you do your hooked... its all over with! It may not seem very rewarding but when you take down a big monster for the first time after failin 20 or so times and 1 battle takes like an hour youll feel a great sense of accomplishment! The controls are stiff and yes its on purpose. Its because its the exact opposite of a hack n slash game. Each move has to be carefully considered or you will lose!

That said I prefer the setting of the games before 3. For some reason 3 just didnt jive with me as well. Portable 3rd is awesome tho
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on February 26, 2013, 08:22:25 PM
I'm playing LoS from the beginning, i want to finish it, before i start MoF.

replay some of los myself I just cannot get all the achievements in this
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on February 26, 2013, 08:43:47 PM
I'm playing Order of Ecclesia, since it is the most recent handheld Castlevania until MoF comes out. I've already played through the main game, and now am on hard mode on the same file. Hard mode is pretty damn ridiculous on a new game. It feels perfect for a New Game + though. I'm going for all the boss medals.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on February 27, 2013, 04:46:20 AM
Apart from the MoF demo, I've also been trying the demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I am not sure if I get this game at all. It's my first experience with the series, and I've heard it's really good. The demo did not click at all for me so I'm kinda confused. The combat is kind of...stiff. I guess it's meant to be like that, and I'm sure the game is "rewarding" or whatever. But right now I'm thinking the game is not for me at all. The camera is awful too. I feel like I'm missing something or not "doing it right" maybe. I am probably not gonna give the series another chance, unfortunately. I'll wait for Fire Emblem instead, or something...

The same thing happen to me, when i tried it on the PSP.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on February 27, 2013, 06:47:10 AM
MIIIIIINECRAAAAAAFT
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fjorgefuentes.inverteddungeon.com%2Fimages3%2F2013-02-27_09.31.36.png&hash=25c587891cba26c053fab82cf6327c3b)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on February 27, 2013, 07:25:49 AM
Thats all Ive been playin too! You make your own cv4 Simon skin?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on February 27, 2013, 07:31:54 AM
Yeah I did. :3
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Post by: Lelygax on February 27, 2013, 02:08:01 PM
Jorge, are you still playing in Uzo's server? I wanna play with you guys, but he didnt answered my PM :/
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on February 27, 2013, 02:14:25 PM
I think it's for close friends only, sorry!

We should have someone run one though, for the Dungeon crowd.
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Post by: Lelygax on February 27, 2013, 02:20:37 PM
Well, atleast now I know that he dont dislike me.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on February 27, 2013, 05:25:09 PM
No that ain't it.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on March 15, 2013, 03:57:40 PM
Pulled my GXTV out of the closet, got ye olde Super Nintendo hooked up and playing Illusion of Gaia.

PS2 now hooked up as well, gonna hook my N64 up to it eventually, and I know Jorge is jealous of my two now-unused official Nintendo S-Video cables. ;D

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/892022_10151529872055435_1631156867_o.jpg)

Love the sound on this thing, and the screen has great clarity and colors; I can hardly tell I'm using a composite signal.
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Post by: VladCT on March 15, 2013, 04:37:47 PM
Had I had one of those, I would've given it the nickname "elephant TV".
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Post by: Lelygax on March 15, 2013, 05:05:32 PM
Hahaha, it really looks like a elephant with these "ears".
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Post by: Neobelmont on March 15, 2013, 09:44:42 PM
Ehhh with school and all I have been playing MoF nice quick game.
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Post by: JR on April 08, 2013, 03:02:06 AM
I finally started up Blood Omen again, previously putting an hour or two into it then just kind of forgetting about it.

I started over this time, and just got through the cathedral. Damn...a real beauty of a game so far. And I had a coworker tell me to skip this one and go straight to Soul Reaver. WTF?!?

The only thing that bugs me is that I have the PSN version, and the friggin' loading between screens...ugh. I cringe any time I see a tree blocking my path, or any other scenario that requires me go to the equipment screen and switch weapons. Such a pain in the ass...but oh well. I'm sure it's still better than waiting through loading times on a disc version.

But man, I really have to get back to MoF soon...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: son_the_vampire on April 08, 2013, 05:08:51 AM
Lately i have been hooked on Babel King of Blocks on PSN. never thought that making pyramids would be such a task.. its fun passing the remote back and forth with my girl, although she winds up solving the seemingly impossible puzzles! >:(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on April 09, 2013, 07:46:31 AM
Remote? You need to use that PS3 "controler with ball on the top thing"?
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Post by: son_the_vampire on April 09, 2013, 09:40:16 AM
I do have a move controller collecting dust. If it works, I'm sure it won't be any less difficult... :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on April 14, 2013, 09:15:47 PM
Well after a few false starts over the last couple years I finally played through and beat Konami's 1999 offering Soul of the Samurai on the PS1. It's pretty good, a little short, but captures the cheesiness of 60s and 70s martial arts movies and mixes them with the weirdness of Resident Evil well. It's kind of like an Onimusha title before Onimusha. A little on the easy side if you get all the weapon upgrades, except for one incredibly cheap boss halfway through the Ronin's story. Was surprised to see one of the character's campaigns (the female Ninja's) is about half the length of the other's, but since you have to play through both character's stories (one initially, one as a New Game+) to really beat the game that's not too bad. Still only comes out to about 5 or 6 hours.

I should really get back to Chrono Trigger soon.
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Post by: Pfil on April 17, 2013, 02:10:17 AM
I've just finished La Mulana and I will start Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel now (it's the sequel to Rosenkreuzstilette, great game).
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on April 17, 2013, 03:19:27 AM
I'm nearly finishing Dragon's Dogma for the PS3, a very good action RPG, that i have enjoyed.
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Post by: Aridale on April 17, 2013, 08:11:35 AM
I need to get it on ps3 and give it another go. I have it on xbox and never really got into it
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on April 17, 2013, 09:01:26 AM
I need to get it on ps3 and give it another go. I have it on xbox and never really got into it

Then you can get the new version, Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen that's coming out 24 of this month.
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Post by: Aridale on April 17, 2013, 02:41:09 PM
awesome I had no idea! thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on April 27, 2013, 03:12:09 AM
Recently played Spec Ops: the Line since it was recently added to PS Plus. Loved it...the story was great. Although people said it had cookie-cutter gameplay, I thought it was pretty fun. I actually wish it had more sandstorms, though...it gave some of the areas a somewhat hellish look, and those were some of my favorite parts.

After that, I moved on to Double Dragon Neon and beat all 3 skill levels (Maxed-out Spin Kick and Absorb tapes made it a lot less challenging than I thought it would be). This game grew on me even more during the past several days of playing it...I wish I didn't go through it so fast. Hopefully there's a sequel down the road.

Now I just started playing Soul Reaver...I just beat the first boss. Not liking it as much as the first game, though. It's got that awkward 3d platforming that lots of PS1 and N64 games seemed to have. Really like the story so far, I just hope the gameplay gets a little more interesting.

(Also, I never finished the first game. I killed Moebius, but encountered a bug that wouldn't let me progress any further. Had to watch the final parts of the game on Youtube. Dammit. :( )
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gaawa-chan on April 27, 2013, 04:40:02 AM
I have so many games I'm playing right now it's ridiculous.  But at the moment, I'm focusing on the two Oracle Zelda games.
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Post by: Inccubus on April 27, 2013, 04:48:17 PM
Free Solitare on my Android.    :-X
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 28, 2013, 03:07:16 PM
I have so many games I'm playing right now it's ridiculous.

Oy, same. It's actually taking some discipline on my part to just play through entirely and beat a game, instead of starting it up, getting a few hours in, then putting it on the backburner for a couple years. Then when it comes time to playing again, I feel lost and dunno where to start, so I erase my save and begin again.

Did that with WayForward's A Boy and His Blob last night. Gonna just stick to this game until I beat it and not get all ADD and be all, "Ooh, I wanna do this now!" Gotta do the same with animu series; sticking with Tekkaman Blade till I finish it!
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Post by: Ratty on April 28, 2013, 03:15:23 PM
Did that with WayForward's A Boy and His Blob last night. Gonna just stick to this game until I beat it and not get all ADD and be all, "Ooh, I wanna do this now!" Gotta do the same with animu series; sticking with Tekkaman Blade till I finish it!

Got the NES cart for that a few weeks ago, it came with the instructions but I'm still pretty lost lol. I figure I'll wind up using a walkthrough even though it's a puzzle game.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 28, 2013, 06:30:53 PM
One of my brothers had the NES game and it was mega-weird. Can't recall if we ever beat it or got close to, but we eventually learned our way through various rooms and obstacles.

Might be fun to revisit someday. The Wii game is much more basic.
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Post by: Ratty on May 15, 2013, 02:59:24 PM
Watching the LP of the hilariously bad "Painkiller: Overdose" http://lparchive.org/Painkiller-Overdose/ (http://lparchive.org/Painkiller-Overdose/) has caused me to decide to try and finally finish the original game. Decided to restart since my previous save started oh, about 3 or 4 years ago. A little miffed that I've already come across a locked level on normal difficulty.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on May 15, 2013, 03:28:18 PM
Playing through Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut, and just like the first time playing on the 360, it's consuming my life. Except this time around I've actually seen Twin Peaks, and it's increasingly obvious how much was culled/ripped off from that. I don't mind, though; playing a Twin Peaks video game that shares a bit with Silent Hill while being uniquely its own is fine by me.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on May 16, 2013, 05:32:15 AM
So I've been shredding in some Battle Toads Double Dragon the past few nights. I dont ever remember it being this fun way back then! The life bars definitely remind me of CV too.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 16, 2013, 05:36:00 AM
Asphalt7 on the ios. Get it while it's free.
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Post by: Inccubus on May 22, 2013, 07:12:26 AM
New Super Mario Bros. U. Beat it last night. First Mario game I've beaten in a long while. Now there is some after game content unlocked to clear. Woot!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Weiss Belmont on May 22, 2013, 08:07:03 PM
Mortal Kombat, Rising Revengeance, Parasite Eve (hate this F_CKING GAME), Prototype, and Prototype 2. I cannot get enough of the final battle between Heller and Mercer. I could play that for hours.

Prototype 2-Muder Your Maker OST Soundtrack (James Heller vs Alex Mercer) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJGoPf-sa7U#)


 
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Post by: Neobelmont on May 30, 2013, 02:10:38 AM
What you mean like ever? I think it's just that that would be a very long list for some people. Those of us who haven't beaten as many games would probably feel less experienced, and those who have beaten the most would probably feel like they were bragging. Still, a good place to keep track of this sort of thing is http://www.backloggery.com/ (http://www.backloggery.com/) if you're interested.

Now that I made one I wonder who else has one here on the dungeon?
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Post by: Kale on May 30, 2013, 05:28:30 AM
Super Puzzle Platformer, ridiculously awesome arcade-y game.
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Post by: Ratty on June 01, 2013, 02:49:53 AM
Recently replayed CotM, it's as good as I remember. Haven't beaten Dracula's second form on this second playthrough yet, not sure I'll bother.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on June 03, 2013, 06:47:00 AM
Just downloaded Injustice on PS3. Great game so far. The updated MK9 engine runs flawlessly! Spent about 4 hours in one sitting watching the story unfold! I really don't know why I waited this long to be honest! (Laziness)
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Post by: TheCruelAngel on June 06, 2013, 11:39:48 AM
Right now it's between Kerbal Space Program (PC), Forza Horizon (360), Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate (3DS/Wii U) and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
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Post by: Munchy on June 06, 2013, 06:05:07 PM
Just moved into an apartment. I've been playing the shit out of Gamecube stuff, namely Metroid Prime and Resident Evil (aka REmake).

Metroid Prime... I held off playing it for years because the controls intimidated me (the Trilogy Wii controls even more so), but goddamn... I forgot how much of a miracle this thing was. I always scoffed when people would bring up the idea of a first-person Castlevania, but playing this makes me believe it could be awesome.

Always loved REmake. The early RE games feel very arcadey to me. There's so much emphasis on performing perfectly and the odds are stacked very highly against you. I really appreciate how much this game doesn't fuck around. I love learning the twists and turns, how to dodge monsters, save resources (or ignore them entirely), and so on.
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Post by: Belmontoya on June 06, 2013, 06:50:51 PM
Any fans of Castlevania should go here to download Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles http://the-mig-page.wifeo.com/ (http://the-mig-page.wifeo.com/)

I've been playing that, and Another World, or Out of This World as it was called in the US on ios. One of the coolest games on the super nintendo! It's so cool to have it on my phone now!

I only wish we could get a decent Castlevania game on iphone. The puzzle game just doesn't cut it.
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Post by: Flame on June 06, 2013, 07:08:02 PM
Just moved into an apartment. I've been playing the shit out of Gamecube stuff, namely Metroid Prime and Resident Evil (aka REmake).

Metroid Prime... I held off playing it for years because the controls intimidated me (the Trilogy Wii controls even more so), but goddamn... I forgot how much of a miracle this thing was. I always scoffed when people would bring up the idea of a first-person Castlevania, but playing this makes me believe it could be awesome.
The Wii Controls for the Primes are arguably better than the original controller controls. You are literally more in control of your cannon. your arm IS the cannon. It was really well done

Ive been playing Remember Me.

The premise, memory altering gimmick and combat flow interested me. (I <3 Cyberpunk, and this is definitely pure cyberpunk done right) The gameplay is terribly linear, but then again, its not like we ever complained about that in the 2D days. The combat is fun, the memory altering gimmick sadly seems to be a very once in a while thing relating to specific events in game, but it's real fun. The way the combat music alters based on how well you combo is great. The camera however...

Oh man. What a bad camera. And this is on PC. The controls I can give the benefit of the doubt because I'm using a keyboard, but the camera? damn is it bad.
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Post by: Aridale on June 06, 2013, 08:53:17 PM
I preordered Last Of Us on ps3 lastnight cant wait for that to come out! I havent played much recently. Some Bioshock Infinite and Risen 2... bout it
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on June 06, 2013, 09:08:08 PM
Playing Twin Snakes and sucking massively. With MGS2, I never could come to grips with the more advanced controls and smarter AI, and here this GameCube version of the first brings all that to the fold.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on June 08, 2013, 12:48:19 AM
Playing Etrian Odyssey and cheating my ass off cause I don't have a spare 200+ hours to map out every freaking inch of every dungeon.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on June 08, 2013, 04:04:40 AM
When I have the time, I want to jump into Magical Doropie for Famicom, then maybe try some one credit runs of Elevator Action Returns on the Saturn or Taito Memories PS2. I always credit feed the hell out of that game because I'm no good at it. Thing is the Saturn port has a continue limit and I'd like to see if I can improve at it, or if I hit a wall.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on June 08, 2013, 05:07:42 AM
Playing through Parasite Eve.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: SaibotMK on June 08, 2013, 08:27:17 PM
Nothing, I am on PC and can't get myself into anything at all right now. I am pretty burned out or fatigued with a lot of games.

I want to play Lords of Shadow, still haven't yet and I also kind of want to check out State of Decay.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 09, 2013, 05:39:55 PM
Still addicted to Minecraft.

I've modded my Minecraft experience.
There are over 100 enemy/animal mobs potentially running around my overworld.  Including Chocobos! xD
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Belmontoya on June 09, 2013, 06:43:40 PM
Anyone who owns a PS3 should pick up The Last of Us when it comes out this week. The game is gonna be amazing.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on June 09, 2013, 10:32:52 PM
I recently started playing Darksiders II. So far it's a great game, and I'm really surprised how effortless it is to control Death. This is one of the few games where I don't completely hate the swimming mechanics. I've been going crazy with upgrading what few possessed weapons I have. But I feel like I'm not enjoying the game quite as much as I should. It's excellent, but...I don't know. Maybe something's wrong with me.  :P

I also started the new Tomb Raider to test out the PC I just built, and I'm in love with that game. Aside from a few overlong QTE's, it's been a blast. I never played any of the other games in the franchise, but they were selling this for $16 at greenmangaming.com, so I figured, what the hell. I just put in an SSD that I plan on using solely for gaming, and this game plays perfectly on "Ultimate" settings. This is the first PC I've ever put together, so I'm glad nothing has caught fire yet!  ;D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: SaibotMK on June 09, 2013, 11:24:44 PM
No, nothing is wrong with you I had the same thing happen to me with the original Darksiders. I couldn't really place a good reason why I did not finish the game, I think I got distracted with other games at the time. I was very close to buying Darksiders 2 on steam when it was on sale and I wish I had, now it is back up to $49.99.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheCruelAngel on June 10, 2013, 08:43:36 AM
Animal Crossing: A New Leaf! Though I only started playing so I'm not very far...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on June 10, 2013, 01:23:44 PM
Bioshock: Infinite. It's the first PC game I give a 10 in my personal scores. It's been since the times I played Okami and Twilight Princess since the last time I gave 10 to a game (I played them like in 2.010). I was TOTALLY, COMPLETELY blown out by this game.
The Bioshock saga is, in fact, incredible.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on June 11, 2013, 07:12:59 AM
My girlfriend bought us a copy of Valkyrie Profile and I've just started playing it. Wow. This has to be one of the most beautiful games on the PS1. And the story/premise seem promising.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on June 11, 2013, 10:41:54 AM
My girlfriend bought us a copy of Valkyrie Profile and I've just started playing it. Wow. This has to be one of the most beautiful games on the PS1. And the story/premise seem promising.
If you started playing and already love the game, wait until you see the rest. It's totally awesome!
And then, play Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria for the PS2. That's one of my favourite games ever!
VP is an incredible saga!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 11, 2013, 10:44:07 AM
My girlfriend bought us a copy of Valkyrie Profile and I've just started playing it. Wow. This has to be one of the most beautiful games on the PS1. And the story/premise seem promising.

"To my side my noble Einherjar!"
"Come to me, Dark Warriors, Battle awaits us!" :D
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on June 11, 2013, 01:20:39 PM
My girlfriend bought us a copy of Valkyrie Profile and I've just started playing it. Wow. This has to be one of the most beautiful games on the PS1. And the story/premise seem promising.

One of my most favorite RPG games of all time, i wish that they would make one for the PS3........anyway, i'm playing star ocean the second story, since i haven't the chance back then and donkey kong country 3ds, since i couldn't get used to the controls for the wii.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on June 11, 2013, 08:52:26 PM
Street fighter! Got to get back in that groove
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on June 12, 2013, 08:16:44 AM
If you started playing and already love the game, wait until you see the rest. It's totally awesome!
And then, play Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria for the PS2. That's one of my favourite games ever!
VP is an incredible saga!

That game pales in comparison imo. And that merge at the end.... I have to say I agree with the bad guy. I was pissed.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on June 13, 2013, 10:58:55 AM
Well, the merge pissed me too, but I guess it was my fault, because I spent all leveling on the princess, and when they merged I found her terribly leveled down, with all my other characters very low also, because I never gave them much.
So I couldn't beat the game and I had to start all over again.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bergaron on June 13, 2013, 12:57:03 PM
1 Path of Exile
2 Rift
3 Neverwinter Online

Now i will go to Dragon Age 2 or Fallout 3...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: son_the_vampire on June 21, 2013, 07:51:28 AM
I hate to say it but Candy Crush has my attention. Sucks it makes u quit playing after a few mistakes. Oh well no more candy for me then  :'(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on June 21, 2013, 02:39:55 PM
Well, the merge pissed me too, but I guess it was my fault, because I spent all leveling on the princess, and when they merged I found her terribly leveled down, with all my other characters very low also, because I never gave them much.
So I couldn't beat the game and I had to start all over again.

Hardly... and I was pissed that they sacrificed 2 GOOD well-developed characters for a piece of crap.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on June 24, 2013, 02:54:08 PM
Yes, she was a great character.
The fusion felt kind of nothing to me. It wasn't necessary.
Apart from that, the game was perfect for me.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on June 24, 2013, 05:37:41 PM
Persona 4 It's starting get good
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Post by: Inccubus on June 24, 2013, 07:42:53 PM
Curse of Darkness, mostly for research purposes and also because I never played through as Trevor.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on June 24, 2013, 10:24:14 PM
My brother just started Persona 4 today, he says it's looking really good.
For me, I'm just using my brand new PS Move (birthday gift from mom!  :)). Right now trying it with GalGun.
This weekend, I believe I will play Okami, which I already played on the Wii, to see how it looks on HD.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on June 25, 2013, 12:32:18 AM
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. I wanted for some time to get my hands on this one and last weekend i did it. A very simple jrpg, but at the same time the more you progress in the game, it's starting looking like Valkyrie Profile in terms of battles and enemies designs. Also very cool music!! 8)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Munchy on June 25, 2013, 11:35:48 PM
Got both Zelda Oracles games on the 3DS, as well as Tails' Adventure (arguably the best Game Gear game). I'm just about finished with Oracle of Seasons.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on June 26, 2013, 01:10:32 AM
While i have finished Oracle of Seasons, for some reason i have never finished Oracle of Ages......i have made it up to dungeon 6 or 7? i don't remember well, i should really get back and finish it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on June 26, 2013, 03:50:50 PM
I've been playing the Chronoblade open beta! It's a brawler style game with skill trees and inventory system similar Diablo 2. That's probably because one of the guys who helped develop Diablo 2 is behind this game. You can play the open beta for free as a Facebook app, or on the OUYA. It's not complete yet, but it definitely feels like a commercial quality game apart from locked content which doesn't exist yet.
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Post by: Aridale on June 28, 2013, 07:33:37 AM
I saw that on my ouya last night and thought about tryin it out... Didnt really know what it was just looked like a lame asian style mmo so I didnt give it much thought. Ill have to check it out now that youve told more about it.

Ive been gettin my ouya all set up for emulation and gonna put the finishin touches on it today for a great weekend of oldschool fun! I played Bards Tale on it last night... still a great game. I miss those amazing games with that BG/CoN engine...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on July 05, 2013, 04:38:15 AM
Soul Calibur V.
Looks beautiful as always, but still a step back in this direction, and every other aspect, especially the music (which is the most important for me in this franchise) lacks in comparison with every one of the 4 previous games.

And Dead or Alive 5. Great graphics, nice gameplay, and very good characters and story, greatest than ever.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 05, 2013, 05:56:15 AM
Otomedius Excellent was at the Bargain Bin for $15.  I bought it.
I also bought Battle Phantasia and Child of Eden. $15 for both.
Plus a super cool chick I know got me Alan Wake.

I have way too many games, though.

Not to mention those older games I picked up off of GOG.com.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on July 05, 2013, 06:57:12 AM
Otomedius Excellent and Battle Phantasia are both great games of their respective genres.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lecardus28 on July 07, 2013, 07:45:49 PM
I have been playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution lately.
Fun game, and my second time through is definitely an entertaining one.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 07, 2013, 08:47:16 PM
My brother just started Persona 4 today, he says it's looking really good.
For me, I'm just using my brand new PS Move (birthday gift from mom!  :)). Right now trying it with GalGun.
This weekend, I believe I will play Okami, which I already played on the Wii, to see how it looks on HD.

It is good if he ever has a chance let him try shin megami tensei nocturne and smt devil summoner raidou kuzunoah vs king abbadon nice action rpg  :)

As for me I've been playing gods eater burst and project x zone and I'm surprised no one has talked about it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on July 08, 2013, 07:25:14 AM
Ive played very little of gods eater and it seems pretty cool
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on July 08, 2013, 12:49:20 PM
I have very good opinions of the Shin Megami saga, but I never played them so far.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 08, 2013, 01:35:03 PM
Ive played very little of gods eater and it seems pretty cool

It is, also there is this

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Again definition of jailbait and she's russian reminds me of that kasumi cosplayer waffle posted awhile back.

I have very good opinions of the Shin Megami saga, but I never played them so far.

Iknow how that feels I have never played vakyrie profile or legend of valkyrie either
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on July 08, 2013, 01:48:40 PM
Super Mario Galaxy!

Playing this game is actually what finally convinced me to get a Wii a few years ago. I've beaten it before, as well as Galaxy 2, but it's fun enough to warrant replays. Plus, the story in the first Galaxy is really cool with the sad story about Rosalina. Best story in a non-RPG Mario game, in my opinion. 2 Really disappointed me in that regard. It had a lot of improvements gameplaywise though.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on July 08, 2013, 05:07:44 PM
It is, also there is this

Again definition of jailbait and she's russian reminds me of that kasumi cosplayer waffle posted awhile back.

Iknow how that feels I have never played vakyrie profile or legend of valkyrie either

Go play them! What's wrong with you!?

Actually, don't know about Legend of Valkyrie. But Definitely Valkyrie Profile. So good.
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Post by: Neobelmont on July 08, 2013, 07:34:11 PM
Go play them! What's wrong with you!?

Actually, don't know about Legend of Valkyrie. But Definitely Valkyrie Profile. So good.

Ahhh it's times like this that I put that reto gamer badge to good use so in a nutshell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie_no_Densetsu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie_no_Densetsu)


she's also in namco x capcom, project x zone, and her outfit and weapons were available for select for use by Cassandra Alexandra in soulcalibur II (Ki 's costume and weapons from tower of Druaga was for Sophitia, her sister)




imho one of the most beautiful women in gaming (So she shows a little leg so what    :-*  ) I've seen, she also has an awesome theme to boot.



(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.giantbomb.com%2Fuploads%2Fsquare_small%2F16%2F164924%2F2473012-nxc-valkyrie.jpg&hash=534b95f3e21ae930055d2bbac13d59c6)



Namco X Capcom - Valkyrie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLkZXwYowTU#)




 She beats odin sphere as for vp (never wanted to spoil my self but I'm going to watch more gameplay of the series has been years since I have seen a video) .


Valkyrie no Densetsu 1989 Namco Mame Retro Arcade Games (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHvPSfotlhM#ws)
 

Also in other news I've beaten mega-man 10 like an hour ago ahh it feels good to beat a game.
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Post by: Belmontoya on July 08, 2013, 10:25:11 PM
Just downloaded Badland on ios. Holy hell this is a sweet game!
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Post by: Pfil on July 09, 2013, 02:27:30 AM
Valkyrie No Densetsu!
That's one of my favourites arcade games!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on July 09, 2013, 03:09:45 AM
Ahhh it's times like this that I put that reto gamer badge to good use so in a nutshell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie_no_Densetsu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie_no_Densetsu)


she's also in namco x capcom, project x zone, and her outfit and weapons were available for select for use by Cassandra Alexandra in soulcalibur II (Ki 's costume and weapons from tower of Druaga was for Sophitia, her sister)




imho one of the most beautiful women in gaming (So she shows a little leg so what    :-*  ) I've seen, she also has an awesome theme to boot.



(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.giantbomb.com%2Fuploads%2Fsquare_small%2F16%2F164924%2F2473012-nxc-valkyrie.jpg&hash=534b95f3e21ae930055d2bbac13d59c6)



Namco X Capcom - Valkyrie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLkZXwYowTU#)




 She beats odin sphere as for vp (never wanted to spoil my self but I'm going to watch more gameplay of the series has been years since I have seen a video) .


Valkyrie no Densetsu 1989 Namco Mame Retro Arcade Games (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHvPSfotlhM#ws)
 

Also in other news I've beaten mega-man 10 like an hour ago ahh it feels good to beat a game.

What a coincidence I was just doing a whole big-ass study on Tower of Druaga and Legend of Valkyrie yesterday.

I'm finishing off Final Fantasy IV on PSP. I'm itching to finish so I can play the Interlude and After Years.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: The Puritan on July 09, 2013, 05:46:29 AM
Mass Effect 3. Knowing the ending's gonna suck is really taking away from the emotional impact of several scenes.  >:(

Otomedius Excellent was at the Bargain Bin for $15.  I bought it.
I also bought Battle Phantasia and Child of Eden. $15 for both.
Plus a super cool chick I know got me Alan Wake.

Hah, I've got Alan Wake on my gaming slate too. I'll be working on that once I'm done with ME3.

And I've never seen Otomedius Excellent over here, but when I do, Kokoro'll be the only reason I get it.
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Post by: Pfil on July 09, 2013, 06:01:04 AM
Tomorrow's the big day when we start The Last Of Us! :)
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Post by: Belmontoya on July 09, 2013, 07:25:36 AM
The last of us is incredible. Just be careful with your saving because I lost 5 hours of progress in the game. My PS3 froze and the save data became corrupted. It really pissed me off.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 09, 2013, 09:42:36 AM
Mass Effect 3. Knowing the ending's gonna suck is really taking away from the emotional impact of several scenes.  >:(

Hah, I've got Alan Wake on my gaming slate too. I'll be working on that once I'm done with ME3.

And I've never seen Otomedius Excellent over here, but when I do, Kokoro'll be the only reason I get it.

She's a difficult character to play as, though, in a Gradius-like Shmup, for a few reasons:

1. She only gets one Option: the Trigon.  You can control where it shoots by moving Kokoro.  Moving forward or down makes it rotate around you counter clockwise and moving back or up makes it rotate clockwise... but that means you have to move to aim, in a game with bullet hell coming at you, not being able to aim where you'd like to shoot increases difficulty.  You can power up the Trigon but it's near the back of the Weapon LineUp, so you're better off grabbing the whip and the force field before attempting to power it up.  Too bad though, as the Trigon is Kokoro's best offense.  Lv1 Trigon just shoots bullets.  Lv2 Trigon shoots little holy-looking stars, and Lv3 Trigon shoots Twin Lasers in both the direction it faces and its opposite direction.

2. She gets a Beam Whip style magenta-colored Laser that you can continuously fire, but it's really weak so it's no good against many bosses.  It's better for the stages.

3. You get to choose between the Boomerang Cross as a LASER, or an Axe as a Double.  The Cross leaves you wide open though, as you can only shoot one at a time unless you shoot it off screen.  If you don't, you have to wait for it to return and leave the screen before shooting another one.  Having the Axe is way better, as it arcs up in a parabola similar to the Castlevania version, plus it's super-strong and goes through enemies... but you cannot have the Whip and the Axe, so you have to wait for the Axe to leave the screen before you shoot another one (like the Cross).  Unless you have a powered-up Trigon Option, you've got to pray to not get attacked by anything while reloading.

Her bonus is that you get the Trigon's "Lightning Sword" as a special move, which is strong and goes through enemies, like a disruptor.
The "Lightning Sword" comes from the old arcade Konami title "Lightning Fighters" ("Trigon"in Japan).  In that game, it was called the "Particle Beam".

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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on July 09, 2013, 10:35:30 PM
The last of us is incredible. Just be careful with your saving because I lost 5 hours of progress in the game. My PS3 froze and the save data became corrupted. It really pissed me off.
So far so good, the game is living up to the hype generated by all the media and my personal expectations.
Thanks for telling me this! I will back up the save file on a daily bases.
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Post by: Neobelmont on July 11, 2013, 12:32:02 AM
Valkyrie No Densetsu!
That's one of my favourites arcade games!


she needs to be brought back immediately need more girls like her.

in other news I bought rockman 1 off the psn and let me tell ya rm mm whatever is one of my favorites in the series now  :) the yellow devil no problem. Took awhile but I beat it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on July 11, 2013, 12:56:23 AM
Rockman 1 is the hardest Megaman game, and one of the best soundtracks in the franchise.
It has aged well, because considering it is the first, and how old it is, it's wonderful how it plays by today standards (at least for me, because I love retro gameplay).
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Post by: Inccubus on July 11, 2013, 03:26:13 AM
I remember the day I finally beat that vicious bastard. It was long after I had met the challenges of MM2,3, & 4.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 11, 2013, 03:05:31 PM
I wonder, can you use the SELECT trick in the PSN version?

Shoot an ELEC BEAM at his eye, and right when it strikes the eye, press SELECT to pause the game.  Then press SELECT to unpause, then very quickly press it again to Re-pause.  That split second after you unpause counts as an extra hit, so you can beat the Yellow Devil in only maybe one shot if you time your pauses and your initial shot right...

You cannot do this trick in the MegaMan Collection or in MegaMan: The Wily Wars, but emulated titles, whether on PSN, VirtualConsole, or XBLA, should still probably have that old glitch.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on July 11, 2013, 03:39:20 PM
MGS: Peace Walker. I bought the legacy collection despite the fact I own most of the games already.
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Post by: Neobelmont on July 11, 2013, 08:16:06 PM
I wonder, can you use the SELECT trick in the PSN version?

Shoot an ELEC BEAM at his eye, and right when it strikes the eye, press SELECT to pause the game.  Then press SELECT to unpause, then very quickly press it again to Re-pause.  That split second after you unpause counts as an extra hit, so you can beat the Yellow Devil in only maybe one shot if you time your pauses and your initial shot right...

You cannot do this trick in the MegaMan Collection or in MegaMan: The Wily Wars, but emulated titles, whether on PSN, VirtualConsole, or XBLA, should still probably have that old glitch.

I have heard of this but I made the desicion not to do, at thetwo days ago I thought it would feel so good beating him legitmately, but seeing as this is a port of the famicom version I'm think it will work the only thing that comes up when I press select is a menu that I can't read    :P and that should not make a difference right? 

In the meantime I'm almost done with megaman 9

I remember the day I finally beat that vicious bastard. It was long after I had met the challenges of MM2,3, & 4.

MM games that I have completed are RM, MM2,MM10, MMX, MMBN 3,4, Zero 2,4, and zx(Aile is my favorite female in the series). My friend did let me borrow legends but gahh I cannot bring my self to complete it I have borrowed this game so many times and I have failed every time.


Rockman 1 is the hardest Megaman game, and one of the best soundtracks in the franchise.
It has aged well, because considering it is the first, and how old it is, it's wonderful how it plays by today standards (at least for me, because I love retro gameplay).

It's odd for me while I love the original six robot masters the only song that really gets me saying oh yeah is

electman theme(this is in my opinion the best song in MM1) maybe iceman's as well and as for the hardest I'm not to sure about MM1 I can beat it now when I have trouble sleeping while 3 on the other hand is the one I'm having problems with. I hope I still have the pass word written down  somewhere :-\

As for my favorite game in the series It X1, MM2, ZX/MM1( It's a tie at the moment) I would say it's my third favorite series behind cv. Zelda being the close second. But It's not due to the games that I liked him so much but rather the show

Mega Man TV Show Intro [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ufVQIUEiYc#ws)

I watched the heck out of this show and I was really little too maybe 3,4 I'll push it at the latest with 6 but it left an impression on me. Super fighting robot FTFW  :D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on July 12, 2013, 01:37:53 AM
Tower of Doom off of Chronicles of Mystara PS3. Some of the bosses are a major pain, but hey I learned to finally know the time to burn the troll boss, shame when I tried on the ship part, he fell offscreen where the oil couldn't reach him. I then got an earful from two NPC's that I should burn them, no duh if he had fallen onscreen he'd be dead by now.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on July 12, 2013, 02:28:45 PM
Still playing Tomb Raider...really loving this game. Best $16 I've spent in quite a while.

Also started playing Sleeping Dogs, just because it was on PS Plus. Pretty fun so far. Story and setting seem to be pretty enjoyable. I really like the combat, even though I'm still getting used to it, and getting killed a lot.  :-\

Also started another run of Zelda II. I was reading entries on Cutting Room Floor and suddenly just got an urge to play it again. Still really intriguing to me, with all of its oddities (especially the Great Palace...that's one hell of a final stage). Too bad my original cartridge won't work...I had to buy it on the Virtual Console...feels so wrong. :p
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Post by: Pfil on July 12, 2013, 02:55:37 PM
Alternating The Last Of Us and...

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Yeah, I know...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 12, 2013, 03:37:26 PM
I have that game, and so does Freak.
I've only done two stages, though.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Munchy on July 12, 2013, 04:56:29 PM
I wonder, can you use the SELECT trick in the PSN version?

Shoot an ELEC BEAM at his eye, and right when it strikes the eye, press SELECT to pause the game.  Then press SELECT to unpause, then very quickly press it again to Re-pause.  That split second after you unpause counts as an extra hit, so you can beat the Yellow Devil in only maybe one shot if you time your pauses and your initial shot right...

You cannot do this trick in the MegaMan Collection or in MegaMan: The Wily Wars, but emulated titles, whether on PSN, VirtualConsole, or XBLA, should still probably have that old glitch.

I don't think so, since Select doesn't work the same way it does on the NES version. I have the PS1 disk and it brings up a submenu.

However, there is still that awful, sadistic glitch where the game freezes if your last shot on Wily is an Elec Beam.

To actually contribute to the thread... Beat Metroid Prime 1 last weekend, so I've started on Echoes. It's okay so far, but I dislike the beam system and the progression in the Dark World (though it looks cool). The Power Beam also randomly decides to pause in your rapid fire which drives me up the fucking wall. It's like how in Metal Slug games past X, they decided to not let you fire the pistol as quickly when you're standing up... WHY?

I also played the NES Rygar and got further than I've ever been. Lord, this game is obtuse, but I guess not as much as, say, Metroid 1. The music is also pretty awful (see below):

Thttp://vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/rygar-2a.mid (http://Thttp://vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/rygar-2a.mid).

I still kind of dig the game, despite some baffling design choices.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 12, 2013, 05:33:34 PM
I don't think so, since Select doesn't work the same way it does on the NES version. I have the PS1 disk and it brings up a submenu.

However, there is still that awful, sadistic glitch where the game freezes if your last shot on Wily is an Elec Beam.

To actually contribute to the thread... Beat Metroid Prime 1 last weekend, so I've started on Echoes. It's okay so far, but I dislike the beam system and the progression in the Dark World (though it looks cool). The Power Beam also randomly decides to pause in your rapid fire which drives me up the fucking wall. It's like how in Metal Slug games past X, they decided to not let you fire the pistol as quickly when you're standing up... WHY?

I also played the NES Rygar and got further than I've ever been. Lord, this game is obtuse, but I guess not as much as, say, Metroid 1. The music is also pretty awful (see below):

Thttp://vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/rygar-2a.mid (http://Thttp://vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/rygar-2a.mid).

I still kind of dig the game, despite some baffling design choices.

Likewise when I press select a menu does appear but apparently you can


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  1) -The Select button weapon multi hit glitch-


Multi-hitting single bomb explosion? WOW!
This is probably the most well known glitch in the game. This glitch works with all your weapons (even the Hyper Bomb) except the Rock Buster. It's easiest to do with the Rolling Cutter and Thunder Beam. Here is how it works. Shoot your weapon at an enemy, then the moment it makes contact press the "Select" button. The enemy will get hit, become stunned and start flashing. Then, wait until the flashing stops which means they are no longer stunned. When that happens, return to the game and immediately press the "Select" button once again. If you time it right the enemy will get hit again. You can repeat this as long as the weapon you used is still making contact with the enemy. This works wonders against the bosses. Also for the enemies that don't get stunned, you can just repeatedly press Select once the weapon makes contact. Cheap you say? VERY! I don't mean to brag but only use this sometimes against Elec Man, if at all because it takes away a lot of the challenge from the game and I already find this game easy without it. 

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/575618-rockman/faqs/30644?page=1 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/575618-rockman/faqs/30644?page=1)


This is where I got it from


As for Rygar uhh I was up till late in the morning playing that and when I beat it oh do not get me started that freaking ending oh man that ending...... I will not speak of it.

Also in other news I just beat Megaman 9 a couple minutes ago. So out of the classic series that's 1,2,9,10 I guess 8 or three is up next I'll have to buy four off psn seeing as  I don't play on my wii as much now adays.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on July 12, 2013, 06:18:23 PM
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That game looks pretty fun. But Bayonetta is still at the top of the fetish-fule fighters I want to get when I eventually pick up a PS3. A list that consists of *checks* 2 games. Welp, I've got to have SOMETHING other than Sly Cooper to play to justify the eventual purchase to myself :I

PS- Been playing some of the Killing Floor summer event.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Belmontoya on July 12, 2013, 07:11:42 PM
The Last of Us will pretty much blow anyone's mind. The game is just that incredible.

@Pfil, what's your PSN? Multiplayer on The Last of Us rocks!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on July 12, 2013, 09:38:28 PM
What?! You didnt like the Rygar music?! I love that whole soundtrack! Especially this one Rygar - Sagila's Cave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbx9Bcb08I4#)

You links all messed up on that song link btw. The game is a bit confusing in a CV2 kinda way but I still consider it a total classic and one of my fav NES games
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 12, 2013, 10:12:05 PM
What?! You didnt like the Rygar music?! I love that whole soundtrack! Especially this one Rygar - Sagila's Cave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbx9Bcb08I4#)

You links all messed up on that song link btw. The game is a bit confusing in a CV2 kinda way but I still consider it a total classic and one of my fav NES games

I had hopes for this game and all was going well till after I beat it and I saw that ending that freaking
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. One of my least favorable NES games it that ending just killed it for me.  :( And folks say cv2 is bad  :P

Edit: it's 12:37 am right now where I live and I jusat beat MM3 on my NES. Now it's time for MM8 or 4 but I have to buy 4 first  :) .
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on July 15, 2013, 12:00:58 PM
@Pfil, what's your PSN? Multiplayer on The Last of Us rocks!
As far as I know I can't play online, since my PS3 is a jailbreak one.
I have a few original games, but I mostly play downloaded games.
I'm not sure, but I've been told that if they spot my console online it will brick, like with X360.

That game looks pretty fun. But Bayonetta is still at the top of the fetish-fule fighters I want to get when I eventually pick up a PS3. A list that consists of *checks* 2 games. Welp, I've got to have SOMETHING other than Sly Cooper to play to justify the eventual purchase to myself :I

PS- Been playing some of the Killing Floor summer event.
Just what comes out of my mind right now, I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but I reccomend you Eternal Sonata, Folklore, Nier Gestalt, Star Ocean 4, Valkyria Chronicles, Resonance of Fate, Bayonetta, CV HD, Knights Contract, Skullgirls, Wizardry, Tales of Graces F, Ni No Kuni, Time and Eternity, Bioshock Infinite, Arkham Asylum, Rune Factory... Most of them are RPG's, and a couple of them I still have to play them, but there's plenty of great games on the PS3.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on July 20, 2013, 09:45:04 AM
Superfrog. One of the best platform games for Amiga, along with Lion Heart!!!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on July 20, 2013, 09:48:11 AM
Sonic 3 & Knuckles. The first Sonic game I ever owned. I had it on the PC, since I didn't have a Genesis. I'm playing on the Wii Virtual Console. You can open the Sonic & Knuckles game, and link it to another Sonic game by pressing - on the controller. I've never beaten the game before though, so that's my goal for today.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 20, 2013, 10:21:59 AM
Nintendo eShop - EarthBound Launch Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGOEMCG2Ll4#ws)

Picked up EarthBound for Wii-U! :D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on July 20, 2013, 11:01:47 AM
Oh yeah Jorge, I saw that in the new Nintendo Direct! As soon as I get a WiiU (and that will be soon), I'm getting it.




But yeah, so I finally beat Sonic 3! Knuckles got what he deserved for being a douche the whole game, but the ending just didn't seem to do the game justice. THEN, the game segwayed into Sonic & Knuckles...  :o Blew my mind. I had no idea it worked like that. I just thought attaching the Sonic & Knuckles cart to Sonic 3 added Knuckles as playable, and changed certain songs. Pretty sweet! Now I can save my game in Sonic & Knuckles! That's a pretty kickass reward.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 20, 2013, 12:19:48 PM
Yeah Sonic 3 & Knuckles was an interesting way to add new content, etc.  Pretty cool.

I'm playing it with all of my 10 speakers so I can jam to the music.
I'm also playing it in 3D using my SmartTV's 3d-digitizing technology.  TRIPPY AMAZING TECHNICOLOR BATTLEFIELDS IN 3D!
The SNES emulation is so crisp on Wii-U!  I can see all the pretty pixels with just a touch of smoothing.  Makes EarthBound look nice and cartoony. :D

I've also made a nice playlist of EarthBound arrangements 'cuz this game is great like that:
Opening Credits - EarthBound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCZvTOcjcTE#)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on July 24, 2013, 01:05:03 PM
The lack of shin megami tensei iv with the fire emblem awakening deal is very,very, disturbing


Thanks to that I have a bunch of new games to play.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on July 26, 2013, 12:46:30 AM
Bioshock 2. Backtracking is sometimes kind of a pain with some of the splicers respawning, but the first one may have done this too...it's been so long that I can't remember. Although a sequel seemed kind of pointless, I'm having fun with the game.

I'm trying to figure out which PC game I'm going to play next. Maybe the first Fallout, or the Witcher II.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on July 28, 2013, 05:53:38 PM
As I mentioned in this thread http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,6367.msg140079.html#msg140079 (http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,6367.msg140079.html#msg140079) I just finished Ghost in the Shell for the PS1. Short but sweet, what a ride. Has to be one of the best action games on the system. Now I'm wondering what to play next. I'm thinking I'll go back and finish one of the games I've started but for various reasons didn't finish. (Like I did with GITS, though I'd barely played it before.) Either "Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened" or "Valkyrie Profile".
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gaawa-chan on July 31, 2013, 02:58:25 AM
I've been building up my gaming library a lot in the past few months (you've no idea... >_>) so my backlog is obscenely large at this point, but right now I'm focusing on Tales of Vesperia (JP PS3 version).

Also put a decent chunk of time into Darksiders.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: crisis on July 31, 2013, 03:08:09 PM
Just finished Crisis Core, and now (re)playing Final Fantasy VII


::casts protective barrier around self::
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on July 31, 2013, 03:24:19 PM
FF7?!!!
Why in hell would you...

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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on July 31, 2013, 04:05:30 PM
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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 01, 2013, 06:09:42 AM
FF VII is the only one that i haven't replayed, not even once. Now i'm playing Mystical Chronicles for the psp, i recommended it for everyone that he is fan of classic/Jrpg games.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: crisis on August 01, 2013, 08:30:44 AM
The thing that I don't really understand is when some say FFVII's story is nonsensical shit, but at the same time give FFVIII's story a free pass despite all the main characters growing up in an orphanage together, and the main villain raising them, but none of them remembering ANY of it or each other. How does that make more sense than FFVII's plot? Also the magic, aka Junction System. It was so out there and way more bizarre than the Materia system.

But alas, to each their own! I'm not here to debate o.o;
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: VladCT on August 01, 2013, 09:37:16 AM
all the main characters growing up in an orphanage together, and the main villain raising them, but none of them remembering ANY of it or each other.
Well...
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Not that I'm defending it or anything, I've always liked VI and IX better than other FFs.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on August 01, 2013, 01:02:13 PM
o.o;
Cute owl! Makes me remember Charlotte! ♥
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 01, 2013, 02:43:32 PM
Im not saying anything about the story, since at the time that I played it I didnt understood english. But I like FF VIII more than VII, maybe its because its was my first FF game and my first RPG game (when I saw it in a bonus disc that came with Brave Fencer Musashi, I really liked it).

Also this game have a special value to me, since I gained it in my birthday, only to be robbed by a friend years later ( :( )
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 02, 2013, 12:35:27 AM
Just played through the first Onimusha...loved it. My girlfriend owns most (if not all) of the Onimusha games, and suggested I try it. Really love how they mixed feudal Japan with horror elements, just like Getsu Fuuma Den (although that one is in the future, but whatever). I'll have to play more of these.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on August 02, 2013, 01:18:33 AM
Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 06, 2013, 11:02:19 PM
I tried playing Odin Sphere, fought my second Manticore boss, then turned it off. I just couldn't get into the game at all. I'll keep it around just in case I try to give it another go, though.

Started playing Killer 7 instead. Though I have to admit, the 10 minutes or so that I've played of it so far made me feel completely lost. Still looks enjoyable, though.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on August 07, 2013, 10:15:50 AM
Im not saying anything about the story, since at the time that I played it I didnt understood english. But I like FF VIII more than VII, maybe its because its was my first FF game and my first RPG game (when I saw it in a bonus disc that came with Brave Fencer Musashi, I really liked it).

Also this game have a special value to me, since I gained it in my birthday, only to be robbed by a friend years later ( :( )
It's one of those games you lend to someone, only to realize years later that in fact what you did was just giving it away.
I know that feeling  :P
FF8 is aesthetically nicer than FF7 in my opinion, too. And I like the music better.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Kale on August 08, 2013, 12:10:19 AM
I tried playing Odin Sphere, fought my second Manticore boss, then turned it off. I just couldn't get into the game at all. I'll keep it around just in case I try to give it another go, though.

Started playing Killer 7 instead. Though I have to admit, the 10 minutes or so that I've played of it so far made me feel completely lost. Still looks enjoyable, though.

Blasphemy!!!!!!

Odin Sphere is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Though, I have to say, I never actually beat it. I went all the way to the last book and stopped. I do hate the combining of items though, that was pretty annoying. But I do love Gwendolyn. She's such a great character.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on August 08, 2013, 02:50:53 PM
It is indeed an awesome game, but Muramasa was better and Dragon's Crown was EVEN better.
It would be nice for them to give Castlevania their vision, as some people think.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 08, 2013, 03:49:19 PM
Never played Odin Sphere, its like what game? I've played Muramasa and Im waiting for Dragon's Crown and their juicy melons.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on August 08, 2013, 06:03:47 PM
Never played Odin Sphere, its like what game? I've played Muramasa and Im waiting for Dragon's Crown and their juicy melons.
Haha! Juicy melons! You wouldn't choose me if I were a VG character, so... my atributes are not that nice  :P
To answer your question, Odin's Sphere is a very rare and unique game, with some artistic graphics that really impressed me back in the times when it was released. It's all painted by hand, like an ancient picture. If there's something that comes to my mind when I think about Odin Sphere is how beautiful it looks.
If you played Muramasa, you can have a good idea of how the game looks, sounds and plays. They are different, but it shows they are from the same developer.
Now Dragon's Crown, while artistically similar, is very different in gameplay because it adds deepness to the scenarios.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on August 08, 2013, 06:38:40 PM
I just bought OoT for 3DS so I'm rockin that.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 08, 2013, 06:46:24 PM
Haha! Juicy melons! You wouldn't choose me if I were a VG character, so... my atributes are not that nice  :P

I like flat chested too, boobs are only a bonus, not a must for me. So having or not big boobs doesnt change my decisions (thats a rare thing nowadays eh? lol)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 09, 2013, 01:12:54 AM
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Haha! Juicy melons! You wouldn't choose me if I were a VG character, so... my atributes are not that nice  :P

I'll dare say that judging from the pictures that you have post, i'll have to disagree, you have a perfect body and if b***s are firmly, i prefer them over big ones.

As for Dragon's Crown, if i find the money, i'll import it, since it will take at least 3 months for the pal release.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on August 09, 2013, 01:20:09 AM
Haha! Juicy melons! You wouldn't choose me if I were a VG character, so... my atributes are not that nice  :P
To answer your question, Odin's Sphere is a very rare and unique game, with some artistic graphics that really impressed me back in the times when it was released. It's all painted by hand, like an ancient picture. If there's something that comes to my mind when I think about Odin Sphere is how beautiful it looks.
If you played Muramasa, you can have a good idea of how the game looks, sounds and plays. They are different, but it shows they are from the same developer.
Now Dragon's Crown, while artistically similar, is very different in gameplay because it adds deepness to the scenarios.

Really Odin sphere was that rare? huh Got that thing sealed some years ago.

I've been playing Two import games Goemon DS and tales of Tempest, Tales of xillia and playing very slowly shin megami tensei IV very cheap game game if you think dark souls is hard this will make you scream or curse at points more so than DS.

I like flat chested too, boobs are only a bonus, not a must for me. So having or not big boobs doesnt change my decisions (thats a rare thing nowadays eh? lol)

I just like girls however I will say that I'm attracted to girls with short/medium hair(mostly brown hair on this one for some reason it different depending on the color hair for me) how could I explain it umm not to short I have to find a pic to explain it.




Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on August 09, 2013, 01:30:56 AM
Broke out the Atari 2600 and have been playing some of my favorite games on the system. Including Frankenstein's Monster

Frankenstein's Monster for the Atari 2600 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gja5Q-GgQKM#)

Which is probably my favorite non-arcade port title on the system and is a lot like I imagine a 2600 version of Castlevania would have been. I play it on advanced (5 minute timer) mode and have never been able to "beat" it though. I usually fall in the acid trying to beat the clock (using a genesis controller the jumping actually reminds me a lot of the commitment in a Classicvania) or I get to what I think is the last "stage" and run out of time.

Considering games like Bioshock have been remade for the 2600, it would be interesting to see an actual Castlevania fangame on the system.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 09, 2013, 01:53:31 AM
Started playing Killer 7 instead. Though I have to admit, the 10 minutes or so that I've played of it so far made me feel completely lost. Still looks enjoyable, though.

Best game ever (not quite but close), so keep playing. *SUDA51 fanboy waves his flag yet again*


Currently playing Dragon's Crown. REEEEAAAALLY enjoying it so far. The Amazon has my heart.

I just hopes the moveslist doesn't become too complicated. I don't usually enjoy games that have a myriad of different button combinations to pull off for sweet action (it's why I stopped playing Bayonetta), so just give it to me plain. So far the upgrades have had simple button moves, but I could see things getting cluttered quickly.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 09, 2013, 02:21:11 AM
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Currently playing Dragon's Crown. REEEEAAAALLY enjoying it so far. The Amazon has my heart.


Man......i'm really jealous....... :'(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 09, 2013, 01:07:59 PM
Currently playing Dragon's Crown. REEEEAAAALLY enjoying it so far. The Amazon has my heart.

Thanks for the hint, I didnt noticed that they have already launched it, I will go grab my copy now xD
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on August 09, 2013, 02:34:40 PM
I like flat chested too, boobs are only a bonus, not a must for me. So having or not big boobs doesnt change my decisions (thats a rare thing nowadays eh? lol)
Indeed, most men I know (at least in my country) seem to look other places and then if they are OK with them, they look at the face.

I'll dare say that judging from the pictures that you have post, i'll have to disagree, you have a perfect body and if b***s are firmly, i prefer them over big ones.
Thanks!  :) I see myself as skinny and tiny, though. Popular girls during high school had different (bigger) atributes.

I just like girls however I will say that I'm attracted to girls with short/medium hair(mostly brown hair on this one for some reason it different depending on the color hair for me) how could I explain it umm not to short I have to find a pic to explain it.
You forgot to mention blue hair  :P

On-topic: so far the game doesn't have complicated button patterns, and it's really fun to play. All stages have been visually stunning so far, also.
I feel identified with the elf girl, so I chose her (no surprise here  :P).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 09, 2013, 02:49:03 PM
Damn, I forgot its only for PS3 and Vita, I thought it was going to be launched to PC too :(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on August 09, 2013, 02:52:43 PM

You forgot to mention blue hair  :P




  You see that goes without saying and that's with anime ;D

But yes these hairstyles make me very...  just add some green eyes and well :-[

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A girl in italian class had hair similar to the second pic I talked to her alot but nothing happened.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dracula9 on August 09, 2013, 03:42:24 PM
Grabbed a Gameboy Pocket and CV Adventure for next to dirt-cheap at a retro game store. You can imagine how that's been going. I loooooooove that it has to be done in a single run. Real test of ability there, man. :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 09, 2013, 03:55:25 PM
You should show some pictures, I love to see pictures of things that dungeonites are liking at the moment, like collections :D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dracula9 on August 09, 2013, 04:40:34 PM
Well, it's something
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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 09, 2013, 04:41:45 PM
Wow, it seems very well conserved.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dracula9 on August 09, 2013, 04:45:43 PM
I'll say. Fifteen bucks for the pair, with both console(which hilariously came with working batteries) and cartridge in amazing condition?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on August 09, 2013, 05:01:27 PM

  You see that goes without saying and that's with anime ;D

But yes these hairstyles make me very...  just add some green eyes and well :-[

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A girl in italian class had hair similar to the second pic I talked to her alot but nothing happened.
Heehee... you know how to choose your girls,you have good taste...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 09, 2013, 05:04:35 PM
Very good taste by the way.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dracula9 on August 09, 2013, 05:37:53 PM
I'd like to third that notion. And I hear ya on green eyes, though I typically need red hair to accompany them. I guess it goes with being Scotch-Irish.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 10, 2013, 06:32:58 AM
Good taste means nothing, if you can't have them XD........
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on August 10, 2013, 11:05:11 AM
bought dragons crown on psn. The download is painfully slow! I already stopped it once cause it didnt move from 84% and 6min for 20+min...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on August 10, 2013, 11:18:49 AM
Just toying with Nintendoland a bit today... all I have to say is whover came up with Ice Ridley can kiss my ass.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 10, 2013, 11:27:12 AM
Ice Ridley? Like in Metroid Fusion?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on August 11, 2013, 04:10:48 AM
Good taste means nothing, if you can't have them XD........
Sometimes it does... :(
For many of us longing for someone we don't have.

"I keep on living without thee, for this cold screen is to my soul the only ease".
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 11, 2013, 11:50:40 AM
"I keep on living without thee, for this cold screen is to my soul the only ease".

This sounds like a Forever Alone comic-strip. I imagine he looking to a photo in his cold PC screen.
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Post by: Pfil on August 11, 2013, 04:59:38 PM
This sounds like a Forever Alone comic-strip. I imagine he looking to a photo in his cold PC screen.
It's a line from one poem I wrote  :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on August 11, 2013, 05:05:48 PM
Cool. But lets get the topic back on its rails ok guys? :P I uh, haven't played much of anything lately e_e. Just some more Atari 2600 and a bit of Sword of Mana.
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Post by: Lelygax on August 11, 2013, 05:22:04 PM
I've played Missile Command from Atari on Youtube right now, for real!
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Post by: Gecko on August 11, 2013, 09:04:03 PM
Tried out the new demo for The Wonderful 101 today! Platinum rarely disappoints, and this game is no exception. I kind of expected it to feel like a cross between Bayonetta and Pikmin. The Pikmin aspect is there, albeit at a much faster pace, but this game is very much its own beast. I've never played anything quite like it. Controls took me a few playthroughs to really grasp, but once you get them down, it plays very smoothly, and is really fun. It's a really unique game. I really enjoy the demo, so I'm looking forward to the final product. I know where a portion of my first paycheck from my new job is going!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: jestercolony on August 11, 2013, 09:30:00 PM
I just recently bought me Sleeping Dogs, so it's been keeping me pretty busy 'til the winter wait. I enjoy it, even though I am not a fan of the True Crime or Grand Theft Auto titles (and even though his game is a True Crimes successor,) it reminds me of a modern-aged Double Dragon (NES), which was one of my favorite games as a kid growing up. ^^ I've also had a chance to pick me up Metal Gear  Rising and the MGS Legacy Collection, so that stuff is gonna keep me pretty busy.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on August 11, 2013, 10:22:25 PM
Good taste means nothing, if you can't have them XD........

I'll find her eventually dammit  !!!   >:(  Despite things not working out for me every  freaking semester hell one even straight out lied to me(oh I'm not interested in dating but I'll get really mushy with the other guy.. real mushy) but no skin off my freaking bones her freaking loss. She was italian as well.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on August 11, 2013, 11:51:38 PM
Ice Ridley? Like in Metroid Fusion?

No. Like Mecha-Ridley on steroids equipped with an Ice Beam.
I... I can't imagine how you'd even fight him on foot. O_o
He's killed me several times and I was fighting on the gunship. o_O
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Post by: Neobelmont on August 12, 2013, 12:13:43 AM
I've also been playing this

The Tower of Druaga No Death Walkthrough Part 1/14 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmos7gjeUrc#ws)

Gil moves so slow you need those boots
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on August 12, 2013, 04:26:24 PM
Real Bout Fatal Fury Dominated Mind for the PS1, not a bad Garou game, but feels short with the usual SNK Boss Syndrome disease at the end.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 13, 2013, 03:00:47 AM
Puzzle games on ios: Blueprint3D HD, MiniPics, Blendamaze, Labyrinth 3D, The Magic Egg
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Post by: X on August 13, 2013, 10:14:46 AM
Finally Dragon's Crown is out for the PSNetwork. Though I haven't played very much of it I can tell you that it's much more involved then D&D: Shadow over Mystara. You'll frequent back and fourth doing quests for the guild or whom ever else has requested your services, leveling up (of course), getting better weapons and such (and from what I've seen so far there's a lot), and there's a narrator who tells the story like an actual DM. He also reminds you of the current task you must do so you don't forget and thus avoiding the 'what the hell do I do now?' moments. However he does remind you a little too often.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on August 13, 2013, 12:10:18 PM
Popped in Bayonetta again for the first time in a short long time.... By far one of my favorite action games of all time!! Eagerly awaiting a sequel.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on August 14, 2013, 07:53:45 AM
I've played Missile Command from Atari on Youtube right now, for real!

How did you do that? Was an easter egg for youtube's geek week? Missile Command is one of the best Atari games imo.
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Post by: Lelygax on August 14, 2013, 11:35:51 AM
Yes, you should check my thread about Youtube's Geek Week :D

http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,6432.0.html (http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,6432.0.html)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on August 16, 2013, 07:17:49 PM
Played some Serious Sam: The First Encounter co-op yesterday and been playing a lot of Doom and Heretic. Chipping away at the old shovelware collection "Demon Gate: 666 New Levels for Doom and Doom II" so many awful 90s maps, but a few diamonds in the rough to. Historically interesting because you don't see many Doom-1 WADs outside of that year or so timespan between the release of Doom 1 and 2. So these early shovelware collections of Doom 1 maps are probably still fairly complete even today. Since Doom 2 added monsters, weapons (including the iconic double-barreled shotgun) and textures few have chosen to work on Doom 1 after Doom 2's release.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 17, 2013, 12:19:16 AM
Slotrevolution. Ohhhh yeah!!!!  ;D
Come on Konami bring in the Japan exclusive pachislots!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: VampireKillerOverlord on August 18, 2013, 11:39:07 AM
Right now I'm going with Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. It's fun to play as enemy soliders, or at least ones you capture and recruit  :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on August 21, 2013, 10:00:21 AM
I purchased Saint's Row IV and played it for the better part of yesterday. Originall it was supposed to a DLC for Saint's Row: The Third but they decided to  go with a sequel instead. I think it could have been interesting had it gone either way.

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Pfil on August 21, 2013, 12:02:23 PM
Wrong topic maybe, but it's kind of OK, since I was trying to play Duck Tales HD earlier, and it has no music and voices. I can do without voice acting, but I certainly won't play it without the music.
Anyone knows why and how to fix it?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 21, 2013, 12:24:55 PM
You should tell if you are trying to run it on a PC or console, if the case then which console? Maybe its a bad copy or crack. If you could open PMs for me, even if temporarily I could sent you something.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 21, 2013, 01:08:09 PM
I have Duck Tales HD for PC and it plays fine.
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Post by: Munchy on August 21, 2013, 06:06:22 PM
Rogue Legacy. I really enjoyed this at first, but trying to make it past two bosses beaten... I dunno. I feel like I'm plateauing at this point of the game no matter how I level my guys up. Every time I go in now, I die before I've gotten enough money to buy anything. It feels like the game is punishing me because I'm not grinding correctly or something. It's still addictive despite punching me in the nose for like 2 hours straight.

Also making my way through Ys 1 and 2 Chronicles.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 30, 2013, 04:52:44 PM
Kingdom hearts: Birth by sleep. While it i didn't like much the first kingdom hearts games, this one has a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 31, 2013, 03:28:07 AM
Best game ever (not quite but close), so keep playing. *SUDA51 fanboy waves his flag yet again*


Great game...just finished it. Played as Kevin most of the way, just for the steady aim and no reloads.

This is the second SUDA51 game I've ever played (Shadows of the Damned being the first one), and I've loved both of them. I can't believe I let Killer 7 sit on my shelf for 6 years before I even took the plastic wrap off of it...I think how people like to describe it as a "rail shooter" might've had something to do with it, though.


I recently broke out Super Mario 2 on a whim...I just got Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti and was originally intending to play that, but my damn Famicom Twin crapped out on me.  >:( Surprised with how well SMB2 still holds up to this day.
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Post by: Aridale on August 31, 2013, 11:04:12 AM
the us smb2 or the japanese? the us one is my fav mario =D
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Post by: JR on August 31, 2013, 12:16:10 PM
The US one. I was hoping to get to the part where the Hawkmouth attacks you, but I couldn't get past 5-3. Gotta try again. Awesome game.
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Post by: Lelygax on August 31, 2013, 03:26:28 PM
This Famicom Twin can play some "problematic" games? Im asking that because I've heard that some titles (less than 20 IIRC) refuses to start in some unofficial models, maybe because it lacks something, IDK.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 31, 2013, 07:41:15 PM
It's the real thing...the ones that Sharp made in Japan. It used to play games (well, cartridge games, since it won't play FDS games and probably has a belt issue), but suddenly it won't power on. I got an adjustable AC adapter from Amazon, and that didn't do the trick. I think it's got a bad power receptacle.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on August 31, 2013, 07:58:31 PM
I doesnt mean unofficial Famicom Twins, I mean unofficial consoles LOL
It plays the Japanese CV3 for example? I wish you best luck in fixing this problem.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on September 01, 2013, 10:09:32 PM
At my new workplace, we have mandatory 30-minute breaks. I've been using them to play Sonic Advance 2. The Sonic Advance titles are all really great Sonic games, easily on par with the genesis titles in terms of fun factor, stylization, etc IMO. I love the added mechanics of trick jumps, rail grinding, and B-button attacks. I wonder why they abandoned those things in the more recent 2D games. They added a lot to the experience.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on September 03, 2013, 02:55:48 PM
Storming my way through Diablo III for PS3, while i'm waiting for Dragon's Crown to get delivered.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Inccubus on September 04, 2013, 02:37:35 AM
During my 4 days of no internet access I took the time to finally start playing Xenoblade Chronicles. I have to say I'm very impressed with the game so far. I've already formulated a hypothesis about the game's story that is, of course, in tune with Xenosaga and Xenogears. ;)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on September 04, 2013, 03:50:45 AM
At my new workplace, we have mandatory 30-minute breaks. I've been using them to play Sonic Advance 2. The Sonic Advance titles are all really great Sonic games, easily on par with the genesis titles in terms of fun factor, stylization, etc IMO. I love the added mechanics of trick jumps, rail grinding, and B-button attacks. I wonder why they abandoned those things in the more recent 2D games. They added a lot to the experience.
Great games! All 3 of them!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on September 05, 2013, 12:43:19 AM
I doesnt mean unofficial Famicom Twins, I mean unofficial consoles LOL
It plays the Japanese CV3 for example? I wish you best luck in fixing this problem.

Ah, I see what you mean now. It's funny that you mention CV3, since that game is what I specifically had in mind when I bought it. Plays it like a charm...I prefer the Japanese version of this game to the US one (mostly because of the music).




When I was playing SMB2, I never knew there was a set pattern to the slot machine game...I always thought it went at random. But then I looked and got the rhythm down so I could get at least one cherry every time, and I racked up nearly 50 lives at one point. I wouldn't have beaten this game if I hadn't figured this out (which makes me wonder how I was ever able to beat it as a kid...).

Playing Arkham City now. Pretty fun, just like the first one. The combat challenges are going to drive me crazy, since I don't use a whole lot of variety in fights.
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Post by: Ofthenight on September 05, 2013, 02:28:48 AM
Harmony of despair, its ok, not what I hope though.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on September 05, 2013, 03:12:41 PM
I want to show everyone here that I got a family computer. It came a couple days ago  ;D Anyway I've been playing Tales of Xillia somewhat but mostly valkyrie no bouken and Fire Emblem Gaiden not a bad start for a new collection huh?  :)


It's the real thing...the ones that Sharp made in Japan. It used to play games (well, cartridge games, since it won't play FDS games and probably has a belt issue), but suddenly it won't power on. I got an adjustable AC adapter from Amazon, and that didn't do the trick. I think it's got a bad power receptacle.

It's not just the adjustable adapter you have right? Do you also have a japanese transformer?

This (https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffamicomworld.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F03%2Fdisk_system_ac_adaptor21.jpg&hash=5eb2036b668d226644df06e11bcfe3fb)

If you don't have one over time you can blow a famicom out and I'm sure that the sharp is 100v.

http://famicomworld.com/workshop/tech/famicom-power-adaptor/ (http://famicomworld.com/workshop/tech/famicom-power-adaptor/)

Here is where I got my info before I got my FC
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on September 06, 2013, 01:19:53 AM
I''m playing Final Fantasy 7 for the first time. I admit I'm not a fan of the series. I've tried playing several games but they don't hold my attention. After i kept hearing how divine it is I burrowed it from a friend and am now playing it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on September 06, 2013, 03:31:41 AM
Pocket Fighter on MAME, PS1, Saturn, or on my PS2, any way I can play it. It's a game most dismiss as a children's version of Street Fighter, but those folks would be very very wrong, it's quite the complex fighter, and it's where my Sakura avatar comes from (that and Super Puzzle Fighter II of course).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on September 06, 2013, 09:21:46 AM
I''m playing Final Fantasy 7 for the first time. I admit I'm not a fan of the series. I've tried playing several games but they don't hold my attention. After i kept hearing how divine it is I burrowed it from a friend and am now playing it.

I think it's a terrible game that people talk about and play with glasses so densely rose-tinted they couldn't see their hand in front of their face. Terrible characters meet terrible story meets terrible exploration meets tiny soundtrack and ugly graphics meet mediocre combat. Final Fantasy 6 and 9 (which I played around the same time, a few years ago) are great though.

Pocket Fighter on MAME, PS1, Saturn, or on my PS2, any way I can play it. It's a game most dismiss as a children's version of Street Fighter, but those folks would be very very wrong, it's quite the complex fighter, and it's where my Sakura avatar comes from (that and Super Puzzle Fighter II of course).

I keep meaning to get that for my Saturn. If only because I'm a sucker for anything with the Darkstalkers in it. Especially Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko.

Playing the fairly crappy "Dracula: Crazy Vampire" because it's a licensed game and I'm a masochist. But stuck on stage 5 because there's about 4 or 5 levels of dungeon maze all filled with cupboards and crates, and at the end of last maze there's a key with no indication which of these containers it unlocks or how to unlock them. Though I suspect the answer to the latter is to just walk up to them. EDIT: Had to talk to the Bride of Frankenstein. I'd missed her yesterday lol. Now 2 levels ahead of where I was.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on September 06, 2013, 06:11:33 PM
It's not just the adjustable adapter you have right? Do you also have a japanese transformer?

This (https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffamicomworld.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F03%2Fdisk_system_ac_adaptor21.jpg&hash=5eb2036b668d226644df06e11bcfe3fb)

If you don't have one over time you can blow a famicom out and I'm sure that the sharp is 100v.

http://famicomworld.com/workshop/tech/famicom-power-adaptor/ (http://famicomworld.com/workshop/tech/famicom-power-adaptor/)

Here is where I got my info before I got my FC

I think that's exactly what happened. I had heard conflicting sides of whether or not I needed a step-down transformer, so I decided not to buy one initially. I think whenever I get mine fixed/replaced, I'll use an adjustable AC adapter I purchased from Amazon.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on September 07, 2013, 04:30:21 AM
You should play it Ratty, I have the PS1 and PS2 versions around (PS2 via Street Fighter Alpha Anthology), the PS1 versions nice, but is missing some key animations (like knocking your opponent around the world, one of the games best animations IMO). I do want the Saturn version in my collection, especially when I found out some of the Darkstalker characters had renames when the series came to America. Lei Lei was one, and I prefer this name to the one Capcom gave her in the west. Hsien-Ko doesn't necessarily roll off the tongue as well as Lei Lei does, and especially now that I'm starting to want to get into Darkstalkers, and because I'm also on a heavy Capcom fighting game fever craze right now.

Plus the Saturn version of Pocket Fighter has voice acting for the ending, but sadly not in English, doesn't matter though as the game is very charming.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on September 07, 2013, 05:51:57 AM
About FF7, I just couldn't get myself to play it. I find the old 3D to very very ugly, the beggining of the game to be very modern for FF, and the soundtrack to be very major mode sometimes (very epic some other times) for my tastes.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: GuyStarwind on September 08, 2013, 01:19:43 AM
I'll admit when playing FF7 I have to turn on the red arrows pointing to the exits because sometimes I can't tell that's what they are
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: KaZudra on September 08, 2013, 01:27:42 AM
replaying all the kingdom hearts games on emulators for HD and Widescreen
Just beat a Translated KH2 Final Mix (cause that's the only way til 2015)
Forgot how good these games are, takes around 35+ hours to beat and more hours for the extra stuff...
Hell, I 110% LoS PC in 33 hours and only beat it around 20 hours...

I forgot how games used to be so long and enjoyable...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Beaumont_Belmont on September 08, 2013, 06:21:00 AM
I just finished Tomb Raider 2013 for the PC. I thought it was just bland, standard AAA game paste.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 08, 2013, 11:53:43 AM
Do you also have a japanese transformer?

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi248.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg180%2Fduocon%2FRandom%2520Toy%2520Reviews%2FRTR040.jpg&hash=53157ecf473c32c3efd3ab5a4ef145a5)

Pocket Fighter on MAME, PS1, Saturn, or on my PS2, any way I can play it. It's a game most dismiss as a children's version of Street Fighter, but those folks would be very very wrong, it's quite the complex fighter, and it's where my Sakura avatar comes from (that and Super Puzzle Fighter II of course).

I challenge you to a duel :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aridale on September 08, 2013, 01:01:46 PM
man I miss the old g1 transformers
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on September 11, 2013, 10:22:12 AM
I recently picked up The Elder Scrolls Anthology yesterday. God dayam! I never though Bathesda would ever put one together. It has all the main titles: Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim. It also comes with detailed maps and all the DLCs for TES 3, 4 and 5.
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Post by: Aridale on September 11, 2013, 07:41:39 PM
wow wtf whend they do that? Id prolly buy it just for the extra stuff even tho I already got the games
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Pfil on September 11, 2013, 09:01:33 PM
I recently picked up The Elder Scrolls Anthology yesterday. God dayam! I never though Bathesda would ever put one together. It has all the main titles: Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim. It also comes with detailed maps and all the DLCs for TES 3, 4 and 5.
Wow! That sounds as a great collection item! Is it available in retail or just as digital download?
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Post by: Neobelmont on September 11, 2013, 09:12:53 PM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi248.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg180%2Fduocon%2FRandom%2520Toy%2520Reviews%2FRTR040.jpg&hash=53157ecf473c32c3efd3ab5a4ef145a5)

I challenge you to a duel :P

........ahh no.....  :rollseyes:
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on September 12, 2013, 02:10:44 AM
You should play it Ratty, I have the PS1 and PS2 versions around (PS2 via Street Fighter Alpha Anthology), the PS1 versions nice, but is missing some key animations (like knocking your opponent around the world, one of the games best animations IMO). I do want the Saturn version in my collection, especially when I found out some of the Darkstalker characters had renames when the series came to America. Lei Lei was one, and I prefer this name to the one Capcom gave her in the west. Hsien-Ko doesn't necessarily roll off the tongue as well as Lei Lei does, and especially now that I'm starting to want to get into Darkstalkers, and because I'm also on a heavy Capcom fighting game fever craze right now.

Plus the Saturn version of Pocket Fighter has voice acting for the ending, but sadly not in English, doesn't matter though as the game is very charming.

You should try out the Darkstalkers OVA, some parts of the plot(s) might be a bit hard to follow (it's based on a Capcom fighter after all) but the animation is gorgeous and it's surprisingly faithful to the game story. The Saturday Morning cartoon is funny but only if you're into painfully cheesy, badly written and worse animated 90s cartoons.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on September 12, 2013, 10:38:57 AM
Quote
Wow! That sounds as a great collection item! Is it available in retail or just as digital download?

No, it's retail. It would be too big to download otherwise.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Neobelmont on September 12, 2013, 04:40:48 PM
You should try out the Darkstalkers OVA, some parts of the plot(s) might be a bit hard to follow (it's based on a Capcom fighter after all) but the animation is gorgeous and it's surprisingly faithful to the game story. The Saturday Morning cartoon is funny but only if you're into painfully cheesy, badly written and worse animated 90s cartoons.

Ahh Darkstalkers. Ahh how I would love for Lilith to suck me dry.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on September 12, 2013, 05:56:39 PM
Speaking of fighting games, Capcom Vs SNK 2. I have had that game nearly 2 damned years, but the thing never worked properly and would freeze after the first round, and trying to access the options menu would also freeze the game (it worked fine in PCSX2, so I investigated on a second PS2). Well I quickly put the CD cover back on to my other PS2, got the game to load, but the music still had issues (apparently the music tracks are fucked). Reset and before the music could get trashed, I went into the options menu, disabled it, saved to memory card, then started playing. Got all the way to Shin Akuma and gave up out of frustration of his cheapness. I then booted the game back into my modded PS2 with the memory card, and since I had the music disabled and saved that way, this PS2 now runs it very well as well.

All in all the games fine without the music, so long as it's playable finally after that length of time of frustration.

Edit: as for the Darkstalkers OVA, I'll have to find and check it out, I won't touch the US cartoon with a 20 foot pole (moreso than the average 10 foot pole).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on September 12, 2013, 07:52:37 PM
Speaking of fighting games, Capcom Vs SNK 2. I have had that game nearly 2 damned years, but the thing never worked properly and would freeze after the first round, and trying to access the options menu would also freeze the game (it worked fine in PCSX2, so I investigated on a second PS2). Well I quickly put the CD cover back on to my other PS2, got the game to load, but the music still had issues (apparently the music tracks are fucked). Reset and before the music could get trashed, I went into the options menu, disabled it, saved to memory card, then started playing. Got all the way to Shin Akuma and gave up out of frustration of his cheapness. I then booted the game back into my modded PS2 with the memory card, and since I had the music disabled and saved that way, this PS2 now runs it very well as well.

All in all the games fine without the music, so long as it's playable finally after that length of time of frustration.

So why you dont make a backup copy to play in your modded PS2? At least it should stop doing that if you burn it 4x.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on September 12, 2013, 08:36:49 PM
So why you dont make a backup copy to play in your modded PS2? At least it should stop doing that if you burn it 4x.

I can live without the music, it's being able to play that's important (that and I have no DVD's here, or experience burning them). The disc runs surprisingly fine in emulation with this disc (not an issue with music at all, surprisingly), but I noticed there's a small crack right at the center of the ring. I believe this is the culprit for my troubles. But for now, I am pleased I can just play it without any more issues once the music was disabled on a console.

My Saturn also has been finicky with Street Fighter Alpha 2 as well, again emulation runs the disc flawlessly for some reason. Again the console won't play the music, but the game doesn't stutter/freeze. I do have the PS2 Anthology for this which has no issues as I bought it near new, but sometimes these ports have extra modes not found in the original arcade games/Anthology.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gecko on September 12, 2013, 09:00:23 PM
Today I had my lady over, and we broke out Goof Troop on the SNES.

I've loved that game since I was a little kid, though it's at its best with multiplayer. I used to play it all the time with my brother, and since my girlfriend is also a gamer we instantly made a great team easily rivaling the team of me and my brother. There's just something special about being in a relationship with someone who not only will play multiplayer games with you, but is skilled enough at them that we play on the same general level.  :)

We played for about three hours, and made it to the final boss, before getting our game over. SO CLOSE!
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Post by: Pfil on September 12, 2013, 09:45:56 PM
No, it's retail. It would be too big to download otherwise.
I'll see if I can get it in my country. I was planning on playing those games after I loved Skyrim, so what better way to do it than with a collection set of original games?
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Post by: Lelygax on September 12, 2013, 09:53:42 PM
I can live without the music, it's being able to play that's important (that and I have no DVD's here, or experience burning them). The disc runs surprisingly fine in emulation with this disc (not an issue with music at all, surprisingly), but I noticed there's a small crack right at the center of the ring. I believe this is the culprit for my troubles. But for now, I am pleased I can just play it without any more issues once the music was disabled on a console.

My Saturn also has been finicky with Street Fighter Alpha 2 as well, again emulation runs the disc flawlessly for some reason. Again the console won't play the music, but the game doesn't stutter/freeze. I do have the PS2 Anthology for this which has no issues as I bought it near new, but sometimes these ports have extra modes not found in the original arcade games/Anthology.

No wonder that a emulator run it flawlessly, since any PC DVD-player reads at higher speeds than consoles, if its a ISO then its even easier since it will be in your HDD and will be even more easier to read. I've already seen in a friend house, his PC being able to read a broken CD (a part of it was split), first I was like "OMG you have broken this CD that they borrowed you" and after I was "How its possible?" lol
 After I discovered that when they borrowed them it, it was already broken like this.

What Im trying to say is that PCs are less sensible to scratches or dust when reading discs. When a game is scratched the first thing that fails is the music, since its constantly reading it.
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Post by: KaZudra on September 12, 2013, 10:06:07 PM
Emulators are the future of last gen games, I love having all my old games and play them all almost instantaneously whenever I want
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Post by: Bloodreign on September 12, 2013, 10:26:11 PM
No HDD = no go period. I'm running a fliptop modded PS2 with Swap Magic for my imports (like a couple fighting games I have, KoF 98 Ultimate Dream Match and KoF Neowave, Haunted Castle, and my 4 volumes of Taito Memories). I've heard the music from CvS2, and honestly I didn't like the songs at all. I can always get it on PSN should I have an urge to hear the music again.  ;)
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Post by: Pfil on September 13, 2013, 01:44:59 PM
I've been (in vain) trying to get to some of the endings in Haruhi Suzumiya for the PS3.
Does that game ever end? Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but it's been like 10 hours, and since I don't understand most of the text, I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
But the same scenes keep repeating over and over, no matter what I do.

Maybe Shiroi or someone invested in that kind of games can help me...
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Post by: Lelygax on September 13, 2013, 10:17:54 PM
I've been (in vain) trying to get to some of the endings in Haruhi Suzumiya for the PS3.
Does that game ever end? Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but it's been like 10 hours, and since I don't understand most of the text, I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
But the same scenes keep repeating over and over, no matter what I do.

Maybe Shiroi or someone invested in that kind of games can help me...

GameFAQs, since you cant understand it, you can try to find a guide there to play it almost properly.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on September 16, 2013, 06:27:32 AM
FF: All the bravest.
If it wasnt for free i wouldnt download this. Great for training how fast you can tap your finger on the touch screen.  :P
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Post by: PyramidHead on September 16, 2013, 07:03:42 PM
Valdis Story: Abyssal City! Rare example of completely perfect Metroidvania game with RPG elements. Just don't know what else to say about it. :) The game's epic:
Valdis Story: Abyssal City Gameplay Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8E5p72L9Mo#ws)
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Post by: Gunlord on September 17, 2013, 01:29:30 AM
That looks really cool, Pyramid!
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Post by: Pfil on September 17, 2013, 01:30:50 PM
Valdis Story: Abyssal City! Rare example of completely perfect Metroidvania game with RPG elements. Just don't know what else to say about it. :) The game's epic:
Great!
I didn't know about this game. It usually irritates me when people uses the term MetroidVania for a game that has nothing to do with CV (like IGN with Guacamelee), but in this case I can see where it's coming from.
Thanks for sharing it! I'm downloading it for the weekend!  :)
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Post by: beingthehero on September 17, 2013, 05:11:00 PM
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, and it's scaring the shit out of me. As per the game's instructions, I've been playing it at night by myself, with headphones and with all the lights turned off. I've been at the same place for the past few days and every time I move forward something does this ungodly pig scream and charges at me from the shadows, I can't see it properly because my lantern flickers on and off and the more it flickers the closer it comes until oh god oh god oh god oh-
*dies*

But yeah, it's a really intense and straight-up frightening game. It's a much different horror than Amensia: The Dark Descent. That one focused more on the feeling of constantly being stalked by things and desperately managing meager, rapidly-dwindling resources. A Machine For Pigs is far more atmospheric (which is saying something since its predecessor was pretty damn atmospheric already) and there's a greater emphasis on character development. The story is very engaging too.

I've also been playing Outlast, from the guys who did the original Splinter Cell games. It's just as frightening. You're trapped in a mental asylum (truly breaking new ground in the horror genre i know) but it's just so damn creepy. When you have two stark naked blood-soaked beefcakes leering at you from the other side of a gate calmly telling you how they're going to kill you and which of your internal organs they're going to eat first you know you're fucked.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 17, 2013, 05:41:20 PM
Finished Rayman Origins just in time to pick up the sequel with my Wii U this Thursday. Gotta finish some other games to likewise make way for sequels coming soon: DKC Returns 3D and Super Mario 3D Land (on the extra stages).
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Post by: Pfil on September 17, 2013, 05:55:45 PM
Was SM3DLand good? I mean, good for a Mario game. Almost all of them are good, but some excel in every aspect like Galaxy and some are just decent, like NSMB DS. Most of them are very good, though.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 17, 2013, 08:23:45 PM
Well, I'm not sure what to tell ya, since I thought the original NSMB was amazing and easily the best of the series, and one of the finer Mario games.

I'd compare 3D Land to the first Galaxy, personally. It plays kind of like a cross between that (sans anti-gravity stuff) and a traditional 2D Mario game...only in 3D. (Or would that be 3D3D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWX4GUYGQXQ#ws)?) I enjoy it loads and it's a lot more fun to play than it looks.

Hoping 3D World doesn't go the way of the console NSMB games, which lack what makes the handheld ones so special. (Judging by the Wii one; I've yet to play the Wii U game, just assuming it's more of the same: less focus on single player greatness, more focus on chaotic multiplayer.)
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Post by: Pfil on September 17, 2013, 10:11:07 PM
Thanks for the answer!  :)
My problems with the original NSMB are just a few. I don't consider it a bad game, or mediocre. It's good. It's just I expected more from Mario. It was very short and easy (I completed it in a single playthrough, I put the game, I played some hours, and it was gone). And I found the music lacking what I like to have in a Mario game in musical terms.
But it's not Sonic Colours, don't get me wrong (I know, now someone will say they liked Sonic Colours...).

If there are some elements of Galaxy in 3DLand I will enjoy that, for sure. I liked everything in Galaxy, with the only exception of some random mini games that I found out of place.
I liked Galaxy 2 better, though.

If the new game for WiiU focus on multiplayer chaotic kind of gameplay, I will surely be bored, since I like to play alone anyway, and I don't enjoy chaotic multiplayer.
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Post by: Lelygax on September 18, 2013, 11:14:25 AM
Thanks for the answer!  :)
My problems with the original NSMB are just a few. I don't consider it a bad game, or mediocre. It's good. It's just I expected more from Mario. It was very short and easy (I completed it in a single playthrough, I put the game, I played some hours, and it was gone). And I found the music lacking what I like to have in a Mario game in musical terms.
But it's not Sonic Colours, don't get me wrong (I know, now someone will say they liked Sonic Colours...).

If there are some elements of Galaxy in 3DLand I will enjoy that, for sure. I liked everything in Galaxy, with the only exception of some random mini games that I found out of place.
I liked Galaxy 2 better, though.

If the new game for WiiU focus on multiplayer chaotic kind of gameplay, I will surely be bored, since I like to play alone anyway, and I don't enjoy chaotic multiplayer.

I've found NSMB Wii to be easy, since I acquired 99 lives without even trying and finished this game without seeing that "newbie block". I've needed to die on purpose some times to see how it worked.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on September 18, 2013, 11:18:22 AM
Ok, Super Mario 3D Land is a GREAT game.

It's better than any of the "New Super Mario Bros" DS/3DS games out right now in terms of stage layouts, replay value, and just overall content.
THERE IS SO MUCH CONTENT!

Please do yourself a favor and get this game.
If you have a choice between New Super Mario Bros. 2 and this, GET THIS.  IT IS BETTER! I AM ALL-CAPSING HERE FOR A REASON!
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Post by: Lelygax on September 18, 2013, 11:29:32 AM
Nintendo uses Super Mario 3D Land on Jorge.

Its super effective.
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Post by: Lashen on September 18, 2013, 01:36:36 PM
Just need two more Retro Armor and I'll have 9 of every item Jonathan, Julius, Richter and Simon can equip in Harmony of Despair...

...Kill me.
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Post by: Munchy on September 18, 2013, 04:38:59 PM
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, and it's scaring the shit out of me. As per the game's instructions, I've been playing it at night by myself, with headphones and with all the lights turned off. I've been at the same place for the past few days and every time I move forward something does this ungodly pig scream and charges at me from the shadows, I can't see it properly because my lantern flickers on and off and the more it flickers the closer it comes until oh god oh god oh god oh-
*dies*

But yeah, it's a really intense and straight-up frightening game. It's a much different horror than Amensia: The Dark Descent. That one focused more on the feeling of constantly being stalked by things and desperately managing meager, rapidly-dwindling resources. A Machine For Pigs is far more atmospheric (which is saying something since its predecessor was pretty damn atmospheric already) and there's a greater emphasis on character development. The story is very engaging too.

I've also been playing Outlast, from the guys who did the original Splinter Cell games. It's just as frightening. You're trapped in a mental asylum (truly breaking new ground in the horror genre i know) but it's just so damn creepy. When you have two stark naked blood-soaked beefcakes leering at you from the other side of a gate calmly telling you how they're going to kill you and which of your internal organs they're going to eat first you know you're fucked.

Excited to play both of these. I still need to finish the first Amnesia though. Got to say, I'm pretty hyped that this Clock Tower type of horror is making a comeback.
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Post by: Beaumont_Belmont on September 18, 2013, 05:12:51 PM
I'm starting on Corpse Party: Rebuilt when I'm not writing papers for my current class.
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Post by: Pfil on September 19, 2013, 07:30:40 AM
Ok, Super Mario 3D Land is a GREAT game.

It's better than any of the "New Super Mario Bros" DS/3DS games out right now in terms of stage layouts, replay value, and just overall content.
THERE IS SO MUCH CONTENT!

Please do yourself a favor and get this game.
If you have a choice between New Super Mario Bros. 2 and this, GET THIS.  IT IS BETTER! I AM ALL-CAPSING HERE FOR A REASON!
I will  :)
I like to play every Mario game, because even when they are just OK, they are fun. And most of them are GREAT!
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Post by: Ratty on September 19, 2013, 10:04:32 PM
Started playing the old cRPG "Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession" to get into the Halloween mood. Love the music and character portraits. So far a very charming game, though I'm convinced it'd be impossible without taking the option to pump your stats up to the maximum allowed level at the start of the game (rather than rolling for stats) even then it's difficult.
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Post by: Aridale on September 20, 2013, 05:35:42 AM
looks like thats the old eye of the beholder engine. The followups to the classic goldbox dnd games. I _love_ some of the goldbox games specifically those set in the forgotten realms. I saw you talkin about this and thought Id somehow missed a goldbox ravenloft all these years! I still didnt know (or didnt remember) the EoTB based one tho!! Ill have to look it up
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Post by: Ratty on September 20, 2013, 06:27:01 AM
looks like thats the old eye of the beholder engine. The followups to the classic goldbox dnd games. I _love_ some of the goldbox games specifically those set in the forgotten realms. I saw you talkin about this and thought Id somehow missed a goldbox ravenloft all these years! I still didnt know (or didnt remember) the EoTB based one tho!! Ill have to look it up

I think the game's a little bit more sophisticated than the original Eye of the Beholder engine-wise though I've not played any of the Beholder games. Since free movement is the default, though old style block-by-block movement is still an option. There were two Ravenloft games released in the series, Strahd's Possession and Stone Prophet, the latter of which had the option of importing saved characters. The other game I know of that definitely used the same engine was Menzoberranzan, though that's obviously Forgotten Realms rather than Ravenloft. Be sure to get the CD-Rom version of the games because they include voiced dialog and cutscenes.
Let's Play - Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession - Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56IrTg93iGY#) Here's an example of some gameplay from Strahd's Possession. Stone Prophet is similar but with an Egyptian-styled setting.
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Post by: Beaumont_Belmont on September 20, 2013, 04:15:49 PM
I really wish GOG.com would release the SSI D&D games. I mean I have the Forgotten Realms collection Interplay put out after they acquired the license in the 90's but...I'm too lazy to boot up DOSbox myself.
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Post by: The Puritan on September 20, 2013, 06:48:41 PM
Just finished Prototype. Should I move onto 2?

Ok, Super Mario 3D Land is a GREAT game.

It's better than any of the "New Super Mario Bros" DS/3DS games out right now in terms of stage layouts, replay value, and just overall content.
THERE IS SO MUCH CONTENT!

Please do yourself a favor and get this game.
If you have a choice between New Super Mario Bros. 2 and this, GET THIS.  IT IS BETTER! I AM ALL-CAPSING HERE FOR A REASON!

I wish I'd read this before getting NSMB2.  :( I mean, I enjoyed it but if someone says 3D Land's even better, that's pretty headturning.
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Post by: Lelygax on October 06, 2013, 07:01:58 AM
Played "Brave Fencer Musashi" again these last days, this game aged really well since this is the first time in like 10 years that I play it I think and it still very fun. For some reason I found it to be much more easy, I dont know if its because its easier on a keyboard :-\

Some parts were a little challenging, but almost 80% of the game have been easy, also since now I can read english, it was very cool to know what is going on in the game, I've even talked with all villagers between tasks to see their reactions that changes constantly :)

Now I plan to replay some old games from my childhood, almost all are underrated, like "Tomba!", "Ape Escape" and "Alundra".

Random info: Someone knew that Tomba! creator is the same guy that created Ghosts n' Goblins and worked in Mega Man too?

Here is his company hopping history:
1982 - Joins Konami
1983 - Leaves Konami, joins Capcom
1996 - Quits Capcom, establishes Whoopee Camp
1998 - Establishes Deep Space
2005 - Returns to Capcom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokuro_Fujiwara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokuro_Fujiwara)

He is Tokuro Fujiwara, creator of the recent "Madworld", its really crazy to see that almost all of their works are games that I really like, to say the truth its has been one of these "mindfucks" moments, I was so shocked that I felt the urge to share this info!
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Post by: Mooning Freddy on October 07, 2013, 02:08:35 PM
Finished Simon the Sorcerer for MS DOS (1993).
Fantastic game, and aged very well. The pixelated graphics look really good for a 2D point-and-click adventure game, the animation is solid and beautiful, the music is nice and the voice acting, well, it's top of the scale. I haven't played many adventure games with voice acting and pulling it off is not easy. And best of all, the game is funny. Making a funny game is a difficult task, and that game succeeded. Some parts of the dialog are ingeniously written.

For instance, my favorite part is one where you encounter a strange creature fishing, and he tells you "I'm looking for my precious", to what Simon responds with "Isn't that an infringement of copyright?"  ;D

My only complaint is that some of the in-game riddles are quite darn difficult to figure out. The game is based around an open-world where you need to find certain items to solve various problem, and sometimes the ways to solve the problem seem quite random. Other than that, it's perfect. 
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Post by: Ratty on October 07, 2013, 02:25:50 PM
Finished Simon the Sorcerer for MS DOS (1993).
Fantastic game, and aged very well. The pixelated graphics look really good for a 2D point-and-click adventure game, the animation is solid and beautiful, the music is nice and the voice acting, well, it's top of the scale. I haven't played many adventure games with voice acting and pulling it off is not easy. And best of all, the game is funny. Making a funny game is a difficult task, and that game succeeded. Some parts of the dialog are ingeniously written.

For instance, my favorite part is one where you encounter a strange creature fishing, and he tells you "I'm looking for my precious", to what Simon responds with "Isn't that an infringement of copyright?"  ;D

My only complaint is that some of the in-game riddles are quite darn difficult to figure out. The game is based around an open-world where you need to find certain items to solve various problem, and sometimes the ways to solve the problem seem quite random. Other than that, it's perfect.

Ahh yes, "adventure game logic". I enjoy the occasional point'n click but I usually use a walkthrough for this reason. I think comedy review/editoral site Old Man Murray, which Gabe Newell described as having been "The Velvet Underground of post-print journalism.", said it best. http://web.archive.org/web/20130810090622/http://www.oldmanmurray.com/features/77.html (http://web.archive.org/web/20130810090622/http://www.oldmanmurray.com/features/77.html)
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Post by: GuyStarwind on October 08, 2013, 03:49:53 PM
Fire Emblem: Gaiden
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Post by: Neobelmont on October 08, 2013, 04:42:22 PM
Fire Emblem: Gaiden

you're not the only one  :P
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Post by: JR on October 28, 2013, 02:23:20 AM
Been on a Splatterhouse binge ever since getting all achievements on the new game. Played the Famicom game, then went through the first two games. Now I'm playing the third...definitely my least favorite. The way it plays reminds me of the last level of Renegade, come to think of it.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on October 28, 2013, 11:24:41 AM
Mirrors Edge
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Post by: Vampfox on October 29, 2013, 04:13:46 PM
Wind Waker HD.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on October 29, 2013, 11:33:11 PM
Rune Factory 4

Who will the main character marry?....I'm torn between Dylas and Leon...
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Post by: Munchy on October 31, 2013, 04:56:01 PM
Just finished the Insta-Death mode on Mega Man Unlimited. And the crazy thing is, I still have the desire to play it. I may have a problem.

Also picked up Volgarr the Viking, which is infuriating, but in a good way.
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Post by: Ratty on November 02, 2013, 11:15:15 AM
After a solid month of pretty much just playing Castlevania games I decided to look in my collection for something as far from the series as possible. So I played through Tail Concerto. A little gem I'd been meaning to get to for years and had a few false starts on. It's exactly as adorable as you would imagine a game where you play an Anime dog-policeman, in a mecha, catching bomb-throwing kittens in bubbles to be.

It's fun but the difficulty spikes in some spots are crazy. Most of game is a stroll in the park but I do believe the last level contains some of the most frustrating platforming I've ever experienced in any game. Consisting mostly of leaps of faith onto moving platforms while the suddenly implemented moon physics don't do any favors for the already loose controls. Insult to injury is that it looks very easy, and the game doesn't give you any damage when you fall back to the ground in this level, just slowly and gentle drifts you down as if it's saying "There there little baby, it's ok you can try again." Also the final boss is kinda cheap but at least you get to save before him, just be sure to horde continues during the game for his second incarnation.

Debating on whether or not to play through SolatoRobo: Red the Hunter on the DS now. Not sure if that's a prequel or a "spiritual successor" to Tail Concerto or what, but it is related in some way. Though playing through the tutorial level tells me the gameplay might be a little too similar for me to enjoy right now.
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Post by: The Puritan on November 03, 2013, 04:12:38 AM
Batman: Arkham Origins.

Still very early in the game and I'm not very impressed. Thus far, everything feels like a retread of AC.  :-\
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on November 03, 2013, 12:21:54 PM
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
And when that's done, I, too, will be partaking in some Batman: Arkham Origins.
And afterwards, I will indulge in some Wind Waker HD, and by then "A Link Between Worlds" will come out, and I'll be picking that up.

...and in between games, I play PokemonY. :P
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Post by: Dracula9 on November 03, 2013, 12:59:28 PM
Well, I was playing FFXIII, until I found an old CD-R of Dragon's Lair. FFXIII's on hold right now.
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Post by: Belmontoya on November 03, 2013, 01:01:11 PM
I've been playing Murumasa Rebirth on vita. Great game.
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Post by: Ratty on November 03, 2013, 01:42:42 PM
So I jumped into Solatorobo not realizing it's actually an action RPG lol.

SOLATOROBO TRAILER (2010) COMING TO DS THIS OCTOBER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0VLJhMZHCw#ws)

Tail Concerto, which as near as I can tell this is a paraquel to (due to the nature of some character/organization cameos from that game) was just a 5 hour action platformer. Not sure I want to dedicate the attention to an entire RPG right now... but on the other hand, darn those are some nice visuals and music eh?
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Post by: Munchy on November 04, 2013, 05:28:05 PM
Spelunky. It is digital crack.
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Post by: Lashen on November 04, 2013, 07:20:03 PM
Decided to play through Blood Omen for old time's sake.

Vae Victis!
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on November 04, 2013, 11:29:25 PM
Trine 2. Got it on sale for Wii U and really liking it so far. These are the kind of purdy game grafixes I like.
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Post by: The Puritan on November 05, 2013, 09:17:36 PM
Decided to play through Blood Omen for old time's sake.

Vae Victis!

*flails that Fire Sword*

I'm so glad they went with the bad end as canon. The good one would've been so... trite?
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Post by: Ratty on November 06, 2013, 02:27:35 PM
Decided to play through Blood Omen for old time's sake.

Vae Victis!

I really wanted to like that game but I just couldn't get through it. I know it was early Playstation but I just can't stand when a game takes up that much memory card space, and I found the screen to screen transition loadtimes annoying. Wonder what my reaction to it back in the day would have been? The PC version might hold up better, but it's probably relatively rare. Strange it's never been released on GoG, now that I think about it. Already gave my PS1 copy away.
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Post by: JR on November 08, 2013, 04:21:03 AM
Started Far Cry 3. Reeeeeeally wanted to play Blood Dragon first, but I figured I'd play FC3 proper before jumping into that one...guess it'll get me accustomed to the controls and all that. Pretty fun so far
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Post by: Gecko on November 08, 2013, 02:55:49 PM
Q*Bert on the Playstation. It's a really great take on the classic arcade game. I used to play it when I was younger, and playing it now, it feels as strange and mysterious as it did then.
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Post by: Ratty on November 08, 2013, 05:57:04 PM
Past the halfway point in Solatorobo and now I'm fairly sure it's a sequel rather than a paraquel to Tail Concerto. The TC character cameos have all been really cute, hope there's more of them.
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Post by: Intersection on November 09, 2013, 08:24:14 AM
The World Ends with You, on my actual DS. It's a great, non-conventional game, and a title that works very well on its platform. I'm steadily moving through it.

I'd first tried emulating the game on my PC, but the controls were so hard to master without a stylus that I decided to procure myself an actual copy. I think I was rather lucky to find one as it is, and at a decent price.
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Post by: Bloodreign on November 10, 2013, 03:43:29 AM
A ton of Marvel Vs Capcom 2 on the PS2 to unlock things, sad part is I got UMvC 3 at the same time, beat it once, haven't touched it since.
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Post by: darkmanx_429 on November 10, 2013, 06:50:11 AM
Just started playing Grand Theft Auto 5. Fun game, time waster. It is impressive but I venture to say it's not as in depth as like the new Hitman. (Which I feel is a superior game.)
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on November 11, 2013, 05:54:50 AM
Terraria. So much Terraria - the new slew of patches since September have been massive and mostly excellent.
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Post by: theANdROId on November 26, 2013, 10:00:55 PM
I've been hopelessly addicted to...*sigh* Animal Crossing New Leaf.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 01, 2013, 01:36:00 AM
too late to the party with Lego LoTR. smash all the legos.....  :D
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Post by: Ratty on December 01, 2013, 07:59:25 PM
too late to the party with Lego LoTR. smash all the legos.....  :D

I always hear those are fun but I've never played one. I got one of the Star Wars ones for Gamecube but don't want to play it, afraid anything associated with the prequels may be so bad as to turn me off the idea lol.

As for what I've been playing. I got pretty far in my replay of Twilight Princess (right before the Sky Temple) but decided to put it on hold for my first playthrough of the original Zelda, and maybe Zelda 2. Just beat the 3rd dungeon in Zelda 1.
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Post by: Gecko on December 01, 2013, 10:30:47 PM
Missile Command for the Atari 2600. With a trak ball controller. It's pretty much amazing.  ;D
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 02, 2013, 12:07:59 AM
I always hear those are fun but I've never played one. I got one of the Star Wars ones for Gamecube but don't want to play it, afraid anything associated with the prequels may be so bad as to turn me off the idea lol.

I don't know about the other Lego games since the one I mentioned is my first Lego game. So far, it is faithful to the LoTR movie trilogy but with extra playable lego characters like Tom Bombadil, Gilgalad, Fatty Bolger, etc.
The most fun I have is with the exploration aspect of the game. It is just that I'm playing it on the 3ds and the ps3 version have much more cutscenes, items, characters and hidden areas for exploration based on what I see online.
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Post by: KaZudra on December 02, 2013, 07:19:57 AM
League of Legends
Beat Megaman 4, almost beat Megaman 5
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Split/Second
Need for Speed: Carbon

Play these back to back and you'll get a hard crash course in Rubber-banding AI, Carbon doesn't have it, S/S has ridiculous amounts
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Post by: Bloodreign on December 02, 2013, 03:48:43 PM
Marvel Super Heroes arcade, cheesing Thanos with Iron Man. Hell Dr Doom gave me more headaches than this guy did (and Doom is the second to last guy while Thanos is last).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: darkmanx_429 on December 02, 2013, 06:10:53 PM
Just started playing Deadpool for PS3. The comedy is pretty good!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on December 05, 2013, 09:53:35 AM
I don't know about the other Lego games since the one I mentioned is my first Lego game. So far, it is faithful to the LoTR movie trilogy but with extra playable lego characters like Tom Bombadil, Gilgalad, Fatty Bolger, etc.
The most fun I have is with the exploration aspect of the game. It is just that I'm playing it on the 3ds and the ps3 version have much more cutscenes, items, characters and hidden areas for exploration based on what I see online.

Maybe you could try the PC version? I'm sure that'll have the missing content.


I beat Zelda 1 and got near the end of Zelda 2 but actually climbing the path to the final temple seems more like a test of attrition than any kind of actual skill, just play till you get lucky. I lost interest at that point, at least for the time being.

I got the last freeware version of Xpadder* so now I'm finally able to play all those games in my steam library that have been gathering virtual dust due to my not having a compatible controller. As a result I'm now playing the parody RPG "Breath of Death VI: The Beginning"  pretty funny so far. All of the characters are undead. The main character being a silent protagonist owing to the fact that he's a skeleton without a tongue, though we hear his inner monologue and so can psychic party members. Was pleased to see a Castlevania joke reference within the first 5 minutes of play. "Troll Chief: What is an undead man? A miserable little pile of secrets! ...and bones!" "DEM: ... (Enough talk, have at you!)"

*For those who may not know Xpadder is a program that allows pretty much any controller to emulate a keyboard/mouse, with you choosing what buttons to map the keys to. So it's perfect for things like platformers and RPGs that only support certain controllers or don't support controllers at all. Continuous support and free upgrades to the newest version of Xpadder is $10 but it's the holidays and money is tight. Version 5.3 works well enough for me for now, I'd have tried it sooner if I'd known there had even been a freeware version.
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Post by: Aridale on December 05, 2013, 10:15:35 AM
Ive been usin xpadder for *years* and mention it everytime someone brings up usin a controller on pc. Its good to see someone else talkin about how good it is for a change lol
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Post by: JR on December 06, 2013, 01:25:59 AM
Duke Nukem Forever. I don't know why I started it, and I sure as hell couldn't tell you why I'm still playing it. This game is not fun at all.

Started playing Rusty tonight, too. Now this is more like it! Feels pretty tedious sometimes, but the graphics and music are excellent. Just finding what the next stage is like is motivation enough to keep trying.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 06, 2013, 02:09:52 AM
I have beat lost month Tales of Xillia and now i'm playing FFXIII-2.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on December 06, 2013, 12:20:42 PM
Found my Dead to Rights (PS2) mixed in with a bunch of random crap. What a great game. I love the Dog. Let's get a revival for this franchise lol
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Post by: Ratty on December 10, 2013, 07:45:46 PM
My girl gifted me Volgarr the Viking since it was on sale on steam. All I can say is wow, if you guys are looking for a game to challenge you look no further. It's like Ghosts'N Goblins and Chakan the Foreverman had a baby. Really dig the visuals. And the protagonist reminds me of The Lost Vikings, though that was a totally different kind of game.

Just look at this Retro Genesis Style Manual (http://cdn3.steampowered.com/Manuals/247240/Volgarr_GameManual.pdf) that came with it. So beautiful.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 12, 2013, 11:45:51 AM
I've decided to start the persona games, starting with the first on the psp. While not impresive graphics, story ang combat mechanics are really nice and the music very nice.
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Post by: KaZudra on December 12, 2013, 01:36:51 PM
Playing Megaman X8 on PC, It's still good after all these years, I wonder if they "Fixed" X7 for PC
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Post by: Inccubus on December 13, 2013, 05:00:48 AM
Finally got around to loading up some games on my PS2's HDD and I'm trying out a bunch of Horror games I never got to play. Haunting Ground, Fatal Frame 3, Clock Tower 3, and going to go back and play Silent Hill Origins on a big screen since I only played it on PSP before.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 13, 2013, 01:28:01 PM
Finally got around to loading up some games on my PS2's HDD and I'm trying out a bunch of Horror games I never got to play. Haunting Ground, Fatal Frame 3, Clock Tower 3, and going to go back and play Silent Hill Origins on a big screen since I only played it on PSP before.


You should go for Haunting Ground first, i guarantee you that you want get disappointed!
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Post by: Ratty on December 13, 2013, 02:22:15 PM
Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition and Shadow Warrior Classic Redux in a pack for $4 on steam. Woohoo! Now I can finally play these with proper mouselook. Now if only Monolith would release the source code or do a similar release for One Unit Whole Blood. Hmm
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Post by: Neobelmont on December 15, 2013, 11:31:00 AM
Solo I have been playing xenogears since I'm on break and I'll state this. I love Xenogears the mechfighting, the translation (which I know was rushed it shows so it so much that I just have to put a smile and roll with it), the characters (I like Fei Fong Wong design wise I use to rock that ponytail style back in highschool but no where as long and I feel that the main female lead is Elly who just might turn out to be my favorite red/orange head anime girl since you know she's hot and all but I'm interested in what her relationship will be with Fei :P , the good doc who knows way more than he should, and Bart, he uses a whip nuff said he's already among my favorites along side Genis sage and Rita Mordio from the tales series that use whips and stuff Genis uses a kendama in a whip like motion.

With my niece a bunch of arcade like games from X-men, Final Fight 3 to Streets of Rage 2 to Sunset Riders on the genesis. And she is not half bad either got a couple bonus rounds with me in sunset riders, and the only thing I hate is that I can't use Blaze or Lucia and Why? -_- I have no choice or else I will feel the wrath of a child.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 15, 2013, 05:13:45 PM
I have been addicted to the Ys franchise, so I'm gonna play it until I hate it. I finished The Oath in Felghana, which was awesome. And I'm playing Ys Seven right now and loving it. After I finish it, though, I'm moving on to Maverick Hunter X. :3

Finally got around to loading up some games on my PS2's HDD and I'm trying out a bunch of Horror games I never got to play. Haunting Ground, Fatal Frame 3, Clock Tower 3, and going to go back and play Silent Hill Origins on a big screen since I only played it on PSP before.

I've only had a passing familiarity with the Clock Tower series, but I pretty much had a good idea of its atmosphere before playing Clock Tower 3. I really enjoyed CT3 until I played the first boss battle and was introduced to Dennis the menace (aka Ronald Weasley). The whole game just seemed too anime for my tastes. I enjoyed it as it actually had quite a bit of scares, but the anime feel to it kinda killed a lot of it.

Haunting Ground, though, is a game I really gotta get my hands on.
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Post by: Ratty on December 16, 2013, 08:53:05 PM
Played about half of a Christmas-themed Doom 2 megawad in co-op with the Samsara mod. Lots of fun.

Beat Volgarr the Viking on normal. Very satisfying. Don't know if I'll ever beat the hard "Path of the Valkyrie" mode which culminates in an extra level and final boss/alternate endings. Since you basically have to go through completely redone and harder versions of five of the original six levels without getting hit at all to collect lives for it, and once you run out of lives you're booted back to the normal mode campaign. Looking at the achievement stats 5.5% of players completed the basic game, but only 1.3% completed Path of the Valkyrie. Still a very satisfying game to beat and one I'd recommend to Classicvania fans, just prepare to die a lot.

Right now I'm about halfway through Part 2 of Duke Nukem 3D and taken with what I've alread played of Blood and Shadow Warrior it's really glaring to me that the Doom Engine games were better designed enemy and level wise than the BUILD Engine games were. It's like someone said "Guys, now that we've got room-over-room we'll never have to worry about making levels fun again."
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Post by: son_the_vampire on December 17, 2013, 07:13:41 AM
Since the lady has been hogging my PS3 lately (should have never put her on to DCUO) I've been on a handheld spree; plants vs zombies 2, fantasy defense and have even dabbled with a little bit of Madcoaster. All fun and on my phone so eh
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Post by: Aridale on December 17, 2013, 10:44:44 AM
I play games a lot on my phone at work. I got one of those portable usb controllers and play lots of psp/gba/nes/snes/etc on my breaks. Cant beat it really!
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Post by: Antronach on December 17, 2013, 11:07:01 AM
Been playing Metroid Prime since I figured I never played it on Trilogy before. The wiimote seems to make things easier.

Also been emulating a crapton of stuff. Mostly roms hacks and such, but I finally got around to playing Recca. Needs unlimited sprites turned on, but dang that game's amazing.
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Post by: Munchy on December 18, 2013, 04:48:36 PM
Been playing Metroid Prime since I figured I never played it on Trilogy before. The wiimote seems to make things easier.

Also been emulating a crapton of stuff. Mostly roms hacks and such, but I finally got around to playing Recca. Needs unlimited sprites turned on, but dang that game's amazing.

For some reason I could never wrap my brain around the Wii controls in the Metroid Prime trilogy. I know it should be super intuitive, but for me it isn't, and I have no clue why. I love the first game though.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 18, 2013, 11:52:41 PM
I have played only the first Metroid Prime and got stuck on Ridley boss fight.........and that was about 3-4 years ago? While i'm not a fan of first person view action, it was still adictive as a game.
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Post by: JR on December 21, 2013, 10:36:50 PM
Finished up Blood Dragon just a few days ago...pretty decent. I just wish they'd make a full game chock-full of 80's cliches, as this one was fun, and looked and sounded amazing, but just way too short.

Started Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen this week, too. As tired as I am of managing groups of characters in RPGs (as opposed to something like The Witcher or Fallout 3), this one is fun so far. Could do without the constant pawn chatter, though.

Also played a bit of Contra: Hard Corps. I may have to use the extra lives code...I just don't have the patience to start from scratch every time after 5 continues...I'm too old and cranky for that sort of thing now  :P

And lastly, played Tough Turf for an hour or so tonight...boooooooo.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on December 22, 2013, 02:07:16 AM
I just got yesterday Zelda a link between worlds, but i haven't started it yet.
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Post by: Ratty on December 22, 2013, 06:07:53 PM
They Bleed Pixels - love the style, I mean who wouldn't love a game that frequently quotes Lovecraft at the beginning of levels? But the gameplay just isn't that great. The controls feel a little loose (maybe I need to adjust them in xpadder?) and the way the levels are laid out it feels more like luck than skill when I advance. Without the frequent checkpoints this game would be beyond infuriating.
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Post by: Bloodreign on December 23, 2013, 02:35:51 PM
The entire Darkstalkers series thanks to my newest purchase, Vampire Darkstalkers Collection (came out in 2005), beats playing the PS1 versions I got on PSN a week or so ago. Still much to learn in that series for me. The only game I 1 credited was Vampire Savior with Victor.
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Post by: Munchy on December 23, 2013, 06:06:05 PM
Finally got around to loading up some games on my PS2's HDD and I'm trying out a bunch of Horror games I never got to play. Haunting Ground, Fatal Frame 3, Clock Tower 3, and going to go back and play Silent Hill Origins on a big screen since I only played it on PSP before.

Man, I really really wish the PS2 HDD were more widespread than it actually was.

I've played all of those games on and off. Clock Tower 3 made me get lost, and I had to stop Haunting Ground because I couldn't take the dog crying when I got separated from him.
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Post by: Lone Wolf on December 24, 2013, 08:43:52 AM
Hello, guys. First of all, wish you all a Happy Christmas here. And btw, i don't wanna get too offtopic here, so.. :P
Anyway, these last days i've been actually playing Super Nintendo games, like Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Mario World(don't judge me :x).
I'm also planning to play Half Life 1 and World of Warcraft once again(because for me a computer's nothing without these two :X lol).
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Post by: KaZudra on December 24, 2013, 10:46:53 AM
Picked up Threads of Fate and Alundra, and for Christmas' sake, The Grinch!

Threads of Fate has surprisingly very good Graphics with the low-poly technique

Alundra is pretty awesome

I played the Grinch before, I loved it as a kid, now It's okay, but I'm playing with the Nostalgia Goggles
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Post by: Ratty on January 10, 2014, 11:51:46 PM
Picked up Threads of Fate and Alundra, and for Christmas' sake, The Grinch!

Threads of Fate has surprisingly very good Graphics with the low-poly technique

Alundra is pretty awesome

I played the Grinch before, I loved it as a kid, now It's okay, but I'm playing with the Nostalgia Goggles

Had Alundra for years but never played it. Always meant to play Landstalker (the Genesis game that Alundra is a spiritual successor to) first but I want to replace the battery that's with my copy first... oi.

Been playing Ys 1 since I got the whole series that's on steam during the sale. It's great so far.
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Post by: Neobelmont on January 11, 2014, 11:26:39 AM
I've been playing breath of fire 4 for pc not emulation either I got the disc for 2 bucks what a steal, Lunar sliver star story complete for the ps1 and I will say this, I hate and I mean Absolutely HATE the psp version, it was very off putting to me. Parasite eve, Wild arms really surprised me since I dislike the third which (I really do not want to I really like Virgina  :-* ) and the other characters but WA1 reminds me so much of a SNES Rpg I can't hate it and speaking of SNES I've also been playing illusion of Gaia good stuff and I beat Ys three not too long ago but I do have one question about Ys. Which girl would Adol settle down with it seems that in every game there is a girl that has it for him in 1&2 it's Feena,Reah(iirc not too sure), and the redhead, Ys3 had Elena and for the love of god I'll never understand why he did not want to stay with her if it were me either Reah or Elena would be my choice just saying if I was Adol  :P But most of the time I'm a Dogi  :'(
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Post by: Aridale on January 11, 2014, 03:55:58 PM
wild arms 1 for me is the intro theme. I still listen to it all the time. Infact I just played it in the car for my gf not even an hour ago!
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Post by: Ratty on January 11, 2014, 07:57:59 PM
Wild ARMs 1 did have a good opening theme. I played about 7 hours of that but lost interest. Guess I'll get around to playing it properly one of these days.

Beat Ys 1, great game except for the bosses. Like that final boss had to be at least 50% luck, I hate that kind of lazyness.
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Post by: Belmont legacy on January 12, 2014, 12:23:47 AM
The 'hardcoded to 24-fps' is an assumption.  Citation needed (but it seems to be for the gameplay/voiceacting reasons I mentioned).
The game doesn't require a wiimote (it's not a motion game).  On the Wii I play it with a Wiimote with a Classic Controller.  On the Wii Emulator I... still use that, since the emulator uses your bluetooth adapter (if you have one) to sync to a wii remote (if you have one).  However, you can configure a 'virtual' game controller' and a 'virtual classic controller' so it's very possible to play this by faking the system with an emulated wiimote/classicontroller setup.

I've always been curious about the NG games besides the nes ones. I remember getting to the very last level if ninja gaiden one then getting the game over screen the laughing at myself and the game because of its difficulty. XD but it's still classic! I always got my butt KICKED when it can't to the DMC series. And I mean owned, hard. Couldn't even beat the first game lmao! But I will say I am a BEAST at god of war. Beat the first 2 with no problem (and beat the challenge of the gods thing in the first game) only played a little of 3 but liked it a lot.
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Post by: Belmont legacy on January 12, 2014, 12:25:39 AM
I actually started dishonored last night (actually a tad difficult because I'm trying to be a perfectionist and not kill/alert anyone.) and today I started Castlevania portrait of ruin. :D
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Post by: Neobelmont on January 12, 2014, 03:12:15 PM
wild arms 1 for me is the intro theme. I still listen to it all the time. Infact I just played it in the car for my gf not even an hour ago!

Wild ARMs 1 did have a good opening theme. I played about 7 hours of that but lost interest. Guess I'll get around to playing it properly one of these days.

Beat Ys 1, great game except for the bosses. Like that final boss had to be at least 50% luck, I hate that kind of lazyness.



Wild Arms 1 - Introduction Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajMRQnhQ9zU#)



VS



Wild ARMs 3 ~ "Intro v01" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvoueEiVyWE#)

This is that one time when the dub of a song BLOWS the original out of the water.

It's though but 3 wins it for me I love it that's why I don't want to hate WA3.

Also

Wild ARMs 3 outro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40k1tkUU_uo#)

Okay WA3 kills it for me this song in particular has infact made me teary at points.   :'(
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Post by: Claimh Solais on January 12, 2014, 04:26:52 PM
Beat Ys 1, great game except for the bosses. Like that final boss had to be at least 50% luck, I hate that kind of lazyness.

Enjoying that game so far, but yeah, I don't like the boss fights either. Just beat the first one and it was a pretty awfully designed fight.

Also been playing Maverick Hunter X for PSP lately. Gotta say, I didn't really care for the Mega Man series, but I'm really enjoying the X series.
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Post by: KaZudra on January 12, 2014, 06:55:54 PM
Metal Gear Rising was a really good port for PC, been playing the hell out of it, why?
Nanomachines, son
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Post by: Belmont legacy on January 14, 2014, 01:39:30 AM
Just got done playing portrait of ruin for the night and I gotta say I really like it and it's actually pretty challenging. :p
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Post by: kraidstar on January 15, 2014, 01:11:03 AM
been playing
dark souls - best game since symphony of the night (or at least demons souls)
binding of isaac+dlc - very cool rogue-like game, plays like the NES zelda dungeons, but very violent and with dark humor
toki tori - hard but fun puzzle game
VVVVVV - cool platformer
hotline miami - awesome atmosphere, fast arcade action
valdis story - decent metroidvania game
team fortress 2 - fantastic multiplayer FPS
rise of the triad remake - very fun, but terrible performance, took me hours of tweaking to get the framerate under control. some poeple have no problems, others can barely play the game with high-end systems. a real shame.
stronghold - fun strategy game
black mesa - half-life remake using source engine, awesome
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Post by: Ratty on January 21, 2014, 05:51:13 AM
Beat Ys II Chronicles+. Great game, much bigger than the first one. At least in the Chronicles+ package though they feel like 2 halves of the same game. Which is nice since they're both really short compared to the average jRPG. The bump combat is fun and very fast once you get used to it, at least if you're using a controller analog stick like me. (Thanks xpadder! Best freeware program ever, wish I had the money to support the dev with the paid version though.) Charming and surprisingly funny and endearing games, if you like jRPGs you should definitely check them out next time there's a steam sale, or even full price.
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Post by: Gunlord on January 21, 2014, 08:02:52 PM
I really enjoyed Ys II Chronicles as well, Ratty :D Not to self-advertise, but I did a blog post about it a while ago you may like:

http://gunlord500.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/quickshot-thoughts-on-the-ys-series/ (http://gunlord500.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/quickshot-thoughts-on-the-ys-series/)
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Post by: Munchy on January 26, 2014, 01:01:37 PM
Shinobi 3DS. It is an evil motherfucker, except for the boss fights which are pretty predictable after a few retries.

Also been playing the DS Resident Evil 1 port. Does anyone know if this game has been made easier somehow than the PS1 version (outside of the 180 turn and knife mapped to L button)? Cause it sure seems like it. Did a *mostly* knife-only run with Chris.

I've been trying bits of RE: Revelations as well. I'm just not feeling it. It suffers from RE5's problem of trying to be RE4 but not as good. The Jill parts don't really understand what made the old games good, and the Chris/Parker parts are just "run around, blast a few guys, repeat".
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on April 14, 2014, 05:31:55 PM
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
What a beautiful game. :D
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Post by: son_the_vampire on April 15, 2014, 04:22:45 AM
My friend stumbled across an old Elvira machine. 'Nuff said
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Post by: lesomaface on April 15, 2014, 04:35:15 AM
I've been playing Dungeon Defenders as of now. It's pretty good though the bosses suck.
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Post by: Viskod on April 16, 2014, 06:14:55 AM
I bought Mario and Luigi: Dream Team for my 3DS. First Mario and Luigi game I've tried and its enjoyable to a point, but some of the mini-games you have to sit through just to do special moves and to defend against attacks are starting to become pretty tedious.
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Post by: ganonfloyd on April 16, 2014, 06:58:54 AM
Advance Wars 2 and WWF No Mercy.
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Post by: Ratty on April 16, 2014, 01:23:54 PM
I've been playing Dungeon Defenders as of now. It's pretty good though the bosses suck.

I loved that game. One of the best co-op experiences I've had. Got several characters completely leveled up. Haven't played it in a long time though. But yeah, most of the bosses are just especially big baddies, but it makes you have to all work together as a team to beat them while holding off the horde.
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Post by: Inccubus on April 16, 2014, 01:58:06 PM
The Battle of Olympus!!! Rawr!!
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Post by: Viskod on April 29, 2014, 05:22:30 AM
About to finish Fire Emblem Awakening just in time to pick up Kirby Triple Deluxe.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on April 30, 2014, 03:16:26 AM
I have started Star Ocean the Last Hope international.
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Post by: Ratty on May 04, 2014, 12:30:30 PM
I bought the Wolfenstein pack on steam while it's 75% off so I got Wolfenstein3D, Spear of Destiny and Return to Castle Wolfenstein for less than four bucks. What a steal. Been playing Wolfenstein3D with the fairly new ECWolf source port and having a blast. FINALLY Wolfenstein3D with WASD controls in 16:9!

My friend stumbled across an old Elvira machine. 'Nuff said

Which one? She's got at least 2 I think. If it was this one you can show your friend this
Bally Scared Stiff pinball promo video featuring Elvira (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMcVuMD-qrk#)

She's also got a platformer and 2 cRPGs. Mostly on the Amiga iirc.
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Post by: Viskod on May 05, 2014, 05:31:16 AM
Well Devoured Triple Deluxe in one weekend. What a fun game.
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Post by: Intersection on May 05, 2014, 10:35:58 AM
I recently picked up a discounted GOTY copy of Borderlands 2, and I can't pretend to regret it. It's the first time in years I've gotten hooked onto an FPS title -- and coming from a genre skeptic, that's an achievement.
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Post by: Neobelmont on May 08, 2014, 12:08:39 AM
(click to show/hide)

 :P
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Post by: Inccubus on May 08, 2014, 11:49:08 AM
STILL playing Xenoblade Chronicles. I need to hit this one up more than once a month if I'm going to beat it before the sequel comes out.
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Post by: Viskod on May 11, 2014, 01:33:26 PM
I'm just killing time until Mario Kart 8. Thought about playing through Persona 4 Golden again.
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Post by: Rudolph LagnaGaisaer on May 12, 2014, 07:36:33 AM
Have you guy's seen this indie game ?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/252030 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/252030)

very cool Metroidvania combination. and is very challenging too and come with a great replay value.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on May 12, 2014, 07:55:54 AM
I have had a little more time on my hands and have been attempting a speed run on Harmony of Dissonance (maxim)

Could someone explain if there is any way to record this feat using a DS lite? No ideas yet other than a go pro camera but damn that would be terrible quality id imagine lol
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Post by: Inccubus on May 13, 2014, 10:44:56 PM
Silent Hill and dreaming of a proper graphics remake for it.
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Post by: Neobelmont on May 15, 2014, 08:13:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hRXxnTue5w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hRXxnTue5w)





Lashen is Dio to me now  :P But 8(Me)-10(11 but I had to stop mid way so... yeah) for a first time is not bad either. I found a rival  :) Had close matches too. Hope he feels the same way. It was HD by the way not all star battle.
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Post by: Munchy on May 15, 2014, 10:32:22 PM
DKC Tropical Freeze. It's goddamn amazing. Looks great, has playable Cranky, and David Wise's soundtrack is godly. Also you don't have to waggle to roll and there isn't a world exclusively made up of those hideous rocket barrel levels (at least so far). DKCR was already pretty damn good, but this game blows it out of the water in pretty much every way (except for Cranky being in the shop to shout "WWWUUUUEEEEEEHHHHHH" at you for buying items).
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Post by: Bloodreign on May 15, 2014, 10:54:55 PM
Konami's Taisen Puzzle Dama series, and plenty of it. So much like Puyo Puyo other than 1 title, and even then it still is close to that series.
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Post by: beingthehero on May 16, 2014, 05:19:59 AM
Been replaying STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl on and off for the past couple weeks. Also started Super Mario Bros. 3 last night. Still so, so good.

Silent Hill and dreaming of a proper graphics remake for it.

To be honest a lot of people like myself think the dated graphics have actually increase the horror because the monsters look so abstract. Those little fuckers with the giant claws in the sewer can fuck right off along with those ape-human things that jump on you and bite a chunk off of you. I cringe every time that happens.
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Post by: Kale on May 16, 2014, 05:51:33 AM
Have you guy's seen this indie game ?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/252030 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/252030)

very cool Metroidvania combination. and is very challenging too and come with a great replay value.

I think I beat it.... with the monk girl. Game is hard... and the time thing is a bit annoying. But it is cool though.
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Post by: Ratty on May 16, 2014, 08:33:09 AM
I think I beat it.... with the monk girl. Game is hard... and the time thing is a bit annoying. But it is cool though.

I've played a bit of Valdis Story, it seemed alright.

Playing Secret of Mana for the first time. Lot of fun, love the artstyle. Too bad a lot of the dialog apparently had to be cut to boil conversations down to essentials because of space requirements in the English version.
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Post by: Inccubus on May 17, 2014, 02:47:26 AM
UnEpic and it is the shizznit.
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Post by: JR on May 18, 2014, 02:51:48 AM
Just finally finished up with Dark Souls 2, NG then NG+ right after. Spent way too much time on that one...I feel like an unfrozen caveman, or something.

Back to Strider now!
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Post by: GummiCandyful on May 18, 2014, 09:04:44 PM
Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Kirby and The Amazing Mirror.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on May 23, 2014, 08:01:49 AM
STILL playing Xenoblade Chronicles. I need to hit this one up more than once a month if I'm going to beat it before the sequel comes out.

That game looks AMAAAAZING on Dolphin (I have a Newgame+ file I migrated from my Wii so I get NewGame+ goodness :D ):
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fjorgefuentes.inverteddungeon.com%2Fimages3%2Fxenoblade6.png&hash=96b64e4d6574a5add10aedc28ad6056d)

As for me, I got a sweet new Image Scaler (the older one was amazing as well, but it didn't do 1920x1080 and failed to recognize my Sega Genesis's signal, while this one does).  So as a result:
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fjorgefuentes.inverteddungeon.com%2Fimages3%2Fcv3ending.jpg&hash=d308b4ae656b5dad558fba71996bdccf)
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Post by: GuyStarwind on May 23, 2014, 08:01:09 PM
Let's see I'm playing Dark Souls 2 but have been kinda lazy in my playing it and I downloaded a 3DS game called Grinsia and have been playing that.
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Post by: Bloodreign on May 23, 2014, 10:51:53 PM
My latest Ebay buys of course, SFC Valis IV and Chibi Maruko-Chan no Taisen Puzzle Dama for the Saturn. Been in a puzzle game mood and wanted to play something similar to Puyo Puyo without playing Puyo Puyo.
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Post by: Inccubus on May 26, 2014, 02:19:01 PM
So it turns out I bought Evoland at some unknown point. (yes, I paid for it, I checked.)
So I tried it out and it is a wonderful parody of RPG history that is also really fun.

@Jorge: I played it on a really good HD tv and it looked just about as awesome as your pic.
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Post by: Viskod on May 28, 2014, 05:11:42 AM
I'm playing through the Mass Effect series for the first time. Since I keep hearing how awesome it is, I finally decided to buy the Trilogy Collection for my PS3 and check it out.

Finished the first game, loved it, and I think I'm about halfway through the second game. I miss the equipment and the rpg elements but I like how the combat feels more together and refined. I just miss actually earning something from the combat like gear or upgrades or experience because now some of the fire fights tend to drag since I don't get anything out if them anymore.
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Post by: beingthehero on May 28, 2014, 05:43:00 AM
Double Dragon Neon and Bloodrayne Betrayal. I'm really enjoying both, especially Virt's music in both. I'm surprised Bloodrayne got mediocre scores, it's been quite fun so far. Maybe they tweaked the Steam port, who knows.

Wayforwardin' it up all up in dis bitch
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Post by: Ratty on May 28, 2014, 09:01:36 AM
Didn't know Bloodrayne Betrayal had been released on steam. I'll have to grab that during a holiday sale.
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Post by: JR on May 30, 2014, 02:01:39 AM
Trojan - Much more forgiving on the NES. The final boss isn't a beast like he was in the arcade, but the NES port is much more fun overall. A good game to pick up and knock out.

Gun.Smoke. I knew the game was good from when I played it as a kid, but man, it's gotta be one of my new NES favorites. It's held up pretty well over the ages. Now I just need to beat it fair and square, instead of using slo-mo on the NES Advantage like I used to do back in the day.  :-[ Died at Wingate #2 before I had to quit the other night. I really love what Capcom did with their arcade ports back then.

Played some Journey to Silius, too. I was expecting this crazy hard game, but it's quite playable. Limited continues is kind of a bummer, but not a dealbreaker, I guess.
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Post by: KaZudra on May 30, 2014, 05:00:12 AM
Though I'm taking a moderate approach to it, Wolfenstein: The New Order is pretty good.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on May 30, 2014, 12:48:42 PM
Anyone get that Watchdogs yet? Thinking about getting that one this weekend.
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Post by: Bloodreign on May 31, 2014, 03:39:52 AM
Gauntlet Legends PS1, and on MAME (new faster PC can run it very very well 99.9% of the time), the day I got the new PC and started playing the arcade version, the PS1 version I got off ebay arrived. Coincidentally I also have Dark Legacy on PS2, an expansion of Legends with more levels and bosses.
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Post by: Aridale on May 31, 2014, 02:23:51 PM
I LOVED Dark Legacy in the arcades. Me and 3 of my friends played it til we beat it multiple times all standin in an actual arcade. I never did like the consoles versions tho =/
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Post by: Ratty on June 01, 2014, 08:10:35 PM
Secret of Mana. Good game but too bad about 2/3rds of the script was taken out of the English version. Also too much grinding. Charming graphics and music though.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on June 02, 2014, 12:52:48 AM
I was playing Dragon Age origins, when a weird glitch happened, making the progress of the game impossible. 8 hours of game play, they went to waste..........so now i've put it aside and i have started FF X HD remastered.
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Post by: Flame on June 02, 2014, 11:51:57 AM
The First Templar.

Surprisingly enjoyable, albeit very simple.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on June 02, 2014, 01:03:13 PM
MARIO KART 8!  ^o^
 :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Bloodreign on June 02, 2014, 01:18:12 PM
I LOVED Dark Legacy in the arcades. Me and 3 of my friends played it til we beat it multiple times all standin in an actual arcade. I never did like the consoles versions tho =/
I believe they just consoled it up for home use, all it really is is an expansion to Legends. They I believe added the crystals to force a linearity to the levels and added the hubworld that wasn't present in the arcade version. Playing Legends arcade version, Dark Legacy in arcades I remember feeling exactly the same. 
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Post by: JR on June 08, 2014, 10:28:23 PM
Double Dragon Trilogy on the new Galaxy Note I just got. They actually did a really good job with this one: slowdown removed from the first 2 games, bluetooth controller support, some insightful (but short) history on each of the games, and the option to switch between the official soundtrack music and the original BGM. Only 3 bucks, too. Seems like there was a lot of care put into this one, especially for a cheap mobile game.

Now if Million Corp would only make a BRAND NEW Double Dragon game...I'd die happy.
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Post by: Ratty on July 08, 2014, 03:23:55 PM
Just beat Telltale's The Wolf Among Us and it was pretty great. Not much in the way of actual gameplay of course, but a good story with lots of moral ambiguity and meaty-feeling decisions. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who, like me, enjoyed Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid. It is pretty short though, so I'd also recommend waiting for a steam sale.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on July 08, 2014, 08:54:24 PM
Double Dragon Trilogy on the new Galaxy Note I just got. They actually did a really good job with this one: slowdown removed from the first 2 games, bluetooth controller support, some insightful (but short) history on each of the games, and the option to switch between the official soundtrack music and the original BGM. Only 3 bucks, too. Seems like there was a lot of care put into this one, especially for a cheap mobile game.

Now if Million Corp would only make a BRAND NEW Double Dragon game...I'd die happy.
I've only played Double Dragon Neon. I thought it was super fun. I had a blast with it.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on July 09, 2014, 12:12:38 PM
I finally got the last of us, so i keep my hands full with it and final fantasy type zero for the psp.
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Post by: beingthehero on July 10, 2014, 02:01:16 PM
S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky at the moment
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Post by: Bloo on July 10, 2014, 02:36:39 PM
I'm playing all the X games in order (including RMIX) lately. Does anybody know any special "technique" to beating Jet Stingray's stage in RMX4?
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Post by: X on July 10, 2014, 05:12:59 PM
I recently got into Borderlands. I can't wait to dig into Borderlands 2 since it has this;

Borderlands 2 - Torgue Radio + Unused Vending Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_sy4tXtjjY#ws)
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Post by: GuyStarwind on July 10, 2014, 05:35:59 PM
My brother and I are playing Baldurs Gate 2. We're trying to get my other brother to join us for some good family fun
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on July 11, 2014, 03:07:52 AM
Ass Creed 1, 2 and Brotherhood on the mobile phone. The controls are not that good, is it me or my old java phone...?
The sprites look nice though.
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Post by: Bloodreign on July 11, 2014, 03:37:04 AM
Art of Fighting 2, with it's crushing CPU AI. Woo boy winning is a chore, and something I didn't do often in it.
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Post by: Ratty on July 12, 2014, 11:03:52 AM
Sloughing through the first "Breath of Fire". It's not a bad game really it's just nothing special. Especially since the music is pretty repetitive and the inventory system is a mess. By all accounts the 2nd game is a lot better except for the awful official translation.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on July 12, 2014, 11:44:27 AM
Just finished Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, and it was nowhere near as bad as people made it out to be. I really like the main trio (Emil, Marta, Tenebrae), and the character development between the three is fantastic. Biggest downside about the game, though, would be the short runtime (approx. 30 hours, compared to Symphonia's 40 or Abyss' 60) and the fact that my list of Top 5 Worst Tales characters comes from this game (Decus, Alice, Brute, Hawk, Alba).

Gonna finish up Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll now, which is an incredible action RPG.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 12, 2014, 12:47:44 PM
Sloughing through the first "Breath of Fire". It's not a bad game really it's just nothing special. Especially since the music is pretty repetitive and the inventory system is a mess. By all accounts the 2nd game is a lot better except for the awful official translation.

The music is pretty great though:
Breath of Fire - Overworld Theme - Breath of Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWSMFYHXI-A#)

Alan and Cerl Forever - Sad Melody - Breath of Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT40VqUbHV8#)
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Post by: Ratty on July 12, 2014, 02:03:42 PM
The music is pretty great though:

Yeah the music isn't bad. It's just that there's not enough of it. I'd get sick of any set of 3 or 4 songs after hearing them over and over for 12+ hours. So I've mostly taken to listening to my Pandora radio stations for the latest several play sessions. Admittedly the game has picked up a lot since I got Bleu in the party, she's such a fun character. And I wouldn't describe anything in the game as "bad" except maybe the aformentioned inventory system which is really just sloppy. But you can mostly forget by dumping everything in a bank.

I should probably mention that I'm playing this right on the heels of Secret of Mana (which had masterful art and music direction) and Soul Blazer (which had a more unique story) so that probably contributes to my feeling of BoF being good but mediocre.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on July 12, 2014, 08:50:06 PM
Breath of Fire are fun games. I do think 2 is more fun though.
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Post by: JR on August 13, 2014, 02:57:23 AM
I've only played Double Dragon Neon. I thought it was super fun. I had a blast with it.

Neon was so far removed from the other games to me...mostly because of the ridiculousness of it all. But damn, would I love to see a sequel. Had a lot of fun with that game.


I just finished Watch Dogs. Excellent game. Now my PS4 can go back to being a fully-dedicated Netflix machine for a while. :(

I have to get back on the new Strider (dropped it when Dark Souls II came out) and No More Heroes (just haven't wanted to pick it back up, for some reason).

I've had a strange fixation on Ghosts N Goblins lately. Played it on the Capcom Classics Collection disc. Just by coincidence, I was wearing my GnG shirt. No, it didn't help. I STILL am unable to beat it. Can't get past those two Satans before Astaroth. I can't even kill one of them yet. I'm finally getting a good grasp on the game though, instead of relying on sheer luck to get through. I'm dead set on beating both loops. I WILL do it, dammit!  :P
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Post by: theANdROId on August 13, 2014, 08:27:14 AM
I've kinda been triple dipping lately...playing some Paper Mario on my WiiU/Wii Virtual Console...playing some Contact on my 3DS...and playing some Mario Kart 8 on my WiiU with my brother-in-law.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on August 19, 2014, 06:20:29 PM
Peace Walker and Baldur's Gate 2
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on August 19, 2014, 06:43:51 PM
I went full Inception and revisited this classic:

That's the N64 classic "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask"...
...inside the "The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition" Gamecube Disc...
...in ISO form, playing off of Devolution, an app for Wii that lets you play Gamecube games off of an USB...
...but all of this is emulated Wii on my softmodded Wii-U! xD

A Wii-U pretending to be a Wii pretending to be a Gamecube running essentially N64 software on it.
I HAVE GONE DEEP!

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fjorgefuentes.inverteddungeon.com%2Fimages3%2Fmajorasmask.jpg&hash=579164105637c8db7c224136b6110244)
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Post by: Aridale on August 19, 2014, 09:48:10 PM
god what a good game! I wish theyd give it the Wind Waker HD treatment
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Post by: Inccubus on August 20, 2014, 03:16:09 AM
Speaking of Zelda, I've been playing, hands down, the most ambitious hack of the original LoZ ever.
Zelda: The Legend of Link. Go look it up.
It basically turns LoZ1 into Zelda 3 for NES sans the story.
Make sure and watch the intro. It's pretty wicked.
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Post by: PFG9000 on August 20, 2014, 01:42:11 PM
I started another game of the original Marathon.  What a brilliant series.  If it's still available, I highly recommend Marathon: Durandal (a high-resolution port of Marathon 2) on Xbox Live Arcade to any early FPS fans.
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Post by: Aridale on August 20, 2014, 10:31:40 PM
I cant find that Incc. All the results show up as legend of zelda or adventure of link nothin for legend of link
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Post by: Inccubus on August 20, 2014, 11:21:26 PM
Go here: http://acmlm.kafuka.org/board/thread.php?id=7308 (http://acmlm.kafuka.org/board/thread.php?id=7308)

There is another "final" beta coming out soon.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on August 23, 2014, 03:19:29 AM
While I'm still playing Baldur's Gate 2, I am also playing Metal Gear. No not Metal Gear Solid but Metal Gear for MSX. I've been in a Metal Gear mood lately and after I finish this one I tend to play Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake and then Snake Eater.
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Post by: JR on August 30, 2014, 08:44:38 PM
Played original LoZ, second quest. Got an urge to play after looking stuff up online regarding Zelda II, somehow.  ???

Also played through Kid Icarus twice last night. Didn't get the best ending the first time, so I played the second loop to get it. That game is fantastic once you get out of the first world...reminds me of Deadly Towers in the way that you don't really understand what's going on at first, and start out (relatively) underpowered. I loved how worlds 2 and 3 looked.

Trying to get back into System Shock 2. I'm not really enjoying it as much as I thought I would, but it's something I'd still like to complete.
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Post by: X on August 30, 2014, 11:35:47 PM
Recently bought Wolfenstein: The New Order. Talk about f**ked up. And not in a bad way since I love kill 'n Nazis. After finishing it I've gone back to the earlier PS3 Wolfenstein as I've yet to finish it.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 31, 2014, 12:42:44 AM
I've played a little Diablo 3 ultimate evil edition for the ps3, but now, i have stuck with tales of xillia 2
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Post by: JR on September 07, 2014, 11:58:59 PM
Played through Golvellius last night...awesome game. You don't even really need a walkthrough at all for it...the game's pretty good at giving you crucial hints. The ending was kind of funny.
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Post by: X on September 09, 2014, 11:09:23 PM
Just bought a new PS4 system that came bundled with the game Destiny. So far I like what I'm playing. Fans of Halo should feel at home with this title.
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Post by: JR on September 11, 2014, 02:33:30 AM
Played through Guerrilla War on the NES once again. It's a nice standby title, much like the 2 NES Contra games, or the first 2 Double Dragon games, where you want to just knock out a game quickly because you can't think of anything else to pick up. This is like the exact opposite of Ikari Warriors, but in a good way. Incredibly fun game.
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Post by: JR on September 14, 2014, 02:08:42 AM
Just got two games in the mail: Kid Dracula for Famicom, and Bucky O'Hare for the NES. The latter is pretty awesome...just played through it yesterday. Has all the traits of a good Konami action platformer from back then. I only played through a bit of Kid Dracula so far to see if the cartridge worked. Died at the chicken boss.  :-[
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Post by: X on September 14, 2014, 10:35:55 AM
Quote
and Bucky O'Hare for the NES. The latter is pretty awesome...just played through it yesterday. Has all the traits of a good Konami action platformer from back then.

I agree! This game is one of the few that actually did things with NES hardware that I never though it was able to do. Bucky O' Hare was one of the few NES titles to sport multi-scrolling backgrounds giving the game just that much more depth to it. That, and the music was awesome as well. I found a rearrangement of the soundtrack;

Bucky O'Hare Arranged Soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3t7yNRutaE#)

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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on September 17, 2014, 10:48:32 AM
I've been playing Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow over the past two weeks. It's the last DS Castlevania I've yet to play through, and it might be my favorite at the point. Actually, no, OoE is still the best, just because of the bosses in that one, plus the amazing lightning weapon, but it was kind of a surprise to find many of the songs used in OoE already in this one.

Then again OoE also has all those recycled areas, which are kind of unnecessary. It sort of feels like IGA was given a big budget for DoS and progressively smaller budgets for sequels, leading to the recycling of assets and stuff. Maybe? Personally I don't mind and the best thing about Castlevania is the amazing amount of monsters, and if they kept drawing gorgeous new backgrounds to fight the same monsters in til the end of the time that would be fine with me!

The art is SUPERB. The GBA games are great but this really feels like the true sequel to Symphony of the Night at least in presentation quality. I really enjoyed stepping out of the castle and hunting Dead Pirates in murky underwater caves, or killing evil clowns in the Demon Guest House. With the haunted Ouija Tables and the spooky Victorian foyers with star constellation wall art and giant swinging chandeliers, parts of this game are incredibly evocative. This game is supposed to take place in the 21st century, but like all Castlevanias it is a nice mashup of supernatural trappings from all over history.

Is this the first CV game with destructible furniture? I mean how you can destroy pretty much every chair you find. It started me thinking about how they created some of these environments. I think they hand-drew a ton of different furniture to drop into place and arrange as they saw fit.

The soul system that I loved in AoS is back and it's better than ever. Grinding for souls can be a pain but it can also be fun. There's an area in the Lost Village that is a room with a line of five zombies, I like to equip the Silver Handgun and run right up to the first one and plug him with the special attack. It goes through three of them at once! I plan on beating the game soon so that I can do the extra modes and stuff. FUN!
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 17, 2014, 08:29:13 PM
Outside of a few bouts of multiplayer gaming, I have had zero time to game this year and since moving house, nothing is yet hooked up.
Since I've been unwell the last week, I have resumed my save file of Fire Emblem for 3DS.
Great game, though towards the later chapters it can get a little bit grindy. but I only feel this way because I'm playing on classic/ hard. It becomes very tough not to lose characters in some battles. It is a satisfying game winning battles.

Before this it was Castlevania OOE on Albus mode LV1 max on hard. Got up to Dracula, haven't beaten him yet. It's funny because even on this difficulty I find the stages are much easier with Albus, bosses are easier with Shanoa.
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Post by: JR on September 18, 2014, 01:54:36 AM
I agree! This game is one of the few that actually did things with NES hardware that I never though it was able to do. Bucky O' Hare was one of the few NES titles to sport multi-scrolling backgrounds giving the game just that much more depth to it. That, and the music was awesome as well. I found a rearrangement of the soundtrack;

Bucky O'Hare Arranged Soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3t7yNRutaE#)

Hell yes. I've been excited for this game ever since I saw it on YouTube. It's one of those games that I probably wouldn't have given a second glance if I didn't hear how good it was beforehand. It looks and sounds excellent, and plays just as well.



I've made a point of tying up some unfinished games lately. Went back and beat No More Heroes. Great game...loved the boss fights. The "true ending" boss fight was pretty awesome, especially when you can manage to get some wrestling moves in. Makes you feel like a "real man."  :P I was kind of shocked when I got insta-killed by a few of the later bosses, but it's nothing that can't be avoided. I want to start on the sequel right away, but I'll have to hold off for now.

Still need to go back and finish the Strider remake. I started Dark Souls II in the middle of playing Strider, and just haven't gotten back to it yet. Hell, I still have an unfinished Wind Waker game burning in the back of my head each time I find another game to play, and that was from over 5 years ago! I got on the open water and haven't touched it since. One of these days...
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Post by: JR on September 26, 2014, 03:07:51 AM
Finally finished Strider. The storyline was a bit dull, but the game was pretty fun to play overall.

I tried giving Actraiser 2 another go, but man, I just didn't like it very much. Too many cheap hits by ghosts that can materialize anywhere. Anyone who hates the medusa heads from Castlevania would curse and scream at these. I actually switched it to easy mode before getting annoyed and just quitting altogether. If anything, I just wanted to go back and play the first game instead.

Started Asura's Wrath tonight. I thought all the QTE's would become grating, but I'm having a blast with it so far. Such a great-looking game, and the story has really sucked me in. Nothing too difficult at all, but still fun nonetheless.
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Post by: AxeLord on September 26, 2014, 03:19:29 PM
Been playing through Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue on PS1. Don't laugh. It's excellent. Also playing though Myst, because why not?
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on September 27, 2014, 12:39:57 AM
I was playing Castlevania Chronicles earlier, and I finally made it past Level 2, the part with the raft. The boss is actually pretty easy, and the raft part isn't really that long, but it is so easy to get knocked off. You have to defend for primarily the fire that mermen shoot at you, randomly. Whenever you see  the fire, whip it. Also the raft loses pieces of itself on each side in a simple pattern, R L R L R L etc, whatever side was knocked away, the other side will be next. If you stay on the opposite site and still get hit, you may yet land on the raft

The next stage is a garden area, and I haven't beat it yet, but I am good at killing the Fleamen. The trick is to whip them right before they first hit the ground.
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Post by: Aridale on September 27, 2014, 01:02:27 AM
Ive been playin thru SotN on Dracula X Chronicles off and on the past week or so. First time Ive played that version
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Post by: Inccubus on September 27, 2014, 03:09:15 PM
AMR2
new demo came out this week that is 50% complete.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on September 27, 2014, 05:59:16 PM
SotN DXC version. I just have to say the detail to the backgrounds is one of my favorite things in the game. Also MGS1.
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Post by: Dracula9 on September 29, 2014, 01:51:22 AM
Resident Evil 4. Never beat it as a kid (fucking Regeneradores), so naturally bought it when it went on sale on PSN.

Wolfenstein: The New Order and MGS4 again, too.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 29, 2014, 02:26:11 AM
I was playing Castlevania Chronicles earlier, and I finally made it past Level 2, the part with the raft. The boss is actually pretty easy, and the raft part isn't really that long, but it is so easy to get knocked off.

If you didn't like this stage you will luuurv the clocktower.. That boss is so random too.

Finally finished Strider. The storyline was a bit dull, but the game was pretty fun to play overall.

I tried giving Actraiser 2 another go, but man, I just didn't like it very much. Too many cheap hits by ghosts that can materialize anywhere. Anyone who hates the medusa heads from Castlevania would curse and scream at these. I actually switched it to easy mode before getting annoyed and just quitting altogether. If anything, I just wanted to go back and play the first game instead.

I agree that the Actraiser series had levels that were unforgivingly difficult.. I'm not sure if it was AR1 or 2, but I recall some massive Snow stage which was this vertical tower/shaft, that had an Ice Dragon boss. I don't think I ever passed this.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on October 06, 2014, 01:27:30 AM
The new smash bros. As far as I'm concerned the ability to customize characters is the best thing they did. I'm really digging the feature.
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Post by: JR on October 06, 2014, 02:06:07 AM
I played Burning Fight for some stupid reason. Okay, it was to earn more medals on the SNK compilation disk. Man, that game sucks, but it strangely draws you in to its crappiness. SNK's  bad games were even kind of enjoyable.

I went to play Maverick Hunter X on the PSP, and the friggin' thing expired. WTF? So I just popped in the original for the SNES instead. Easily my all-time favorite on the SNES. But back in the day, I was dumb and went through the entire game with the X-Buster, ignoring all the different weaknesses of the bosses.

I just got a Super Famicom from ebay, so I'm waiting for that. The seller also included 2 Tetris games, a DBZ game, plain ol' Space Invaders (???), Street Fighter II, and a transportation sim that I can never hope to understand how to play. That'll keep me busy until I find something I want for it. That, and Akumajo Dracula, but the differences between that and SCVIV aren't much to warrant a separate playthrough.
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Post by: Viskod on October 06, 2014, 08:14:28 AM
I have both Shadows of Mordor and Hyrule Warriors and I've been bouncing back and forth between them to distract me from the agonizing wait for Bayonetta 2.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on October 06, 2014, 01:59:11 PM
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Also, Bioshock 2 on PC.  Just finished it.  Now I have played all three, yay. :D
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Post by: X on October 06, 2014, 07:22:25 PM
Since getting a PS4 Diablo III: Ultimate Evil edition is taking up some of my time other then Destiny.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on October 06, 2014, 10:39:29 PM
I just downloaded Suikoden and Silent Hill and plan on playing those too.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on October 06, 2014, 11:16:47 PM
Lego Marvel Universe in Peril 3DS
I just bought it cuz its on sale and I'm playing at a very very slow pace, 1 area per game session.
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Post by: Captain Sheepy on October 06, 2014, 11:38:04 PM
Smash Bros for 3DS....and it's a Terrible Night to Have a Curse where you are addicted to the game while an mid term is right around the corner.

I might just make a post about smash bros probably. Maybe asking who's playing who or...maybe even character strategy stuff of what we've all discovered so far.
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Post by: JR on October 10, 2014, 09:36:27 PM
Got my Super Famicom. The only game I've played at length is Tetris 2 +Bombliss. Bombliss is fun, to a point. Then it starts to throw out lots of these stupidly-shaped pieces that really screw with your head.

Then I ran through Akumajo Dracula for the same system. It's essentially identical to SCVIV, but I had an itch to play it, and why not put good collectibles to use?

Not quite sure which games I'll get next for the system, but I have some ideas...

EDIT: Also started an Aria game last night on Hard. Been wanting to play this one again for a while. Maaaaan...the story makes me cringe, but the gameplay makes up for it.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on October 18, 2014, 09:12:32 AM
EDIT: Also started an Aria game last night on Hard. Been wanting to play this one again for a while. Maaaaan...the story makes me cringe, but the gameplay makes up for it.

Is there a way to start on Hard on AOS without retaining your first playthrough goods?
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Post by: JR on October 19, 2014, 03:22:33 AM
Yeah, as long as you have a cleared game on file, you can just start another entry from scratch. You'll get the option to start on either Normal or Hard.


Started playing The Suffering. Not too bad, but I wonder why you get so much ammo, and why the enemies take so many shots to kill. Couldn't they have just lowered enemy HP and made ammo more scarce?

I've been wanting to start another PC game (most of the horror games I haven't played yet are either on GoG or Steam), but my wife has been on the computer constantly lately. :\
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Post by: son_the_vampire on October 23, 2014, 05:39:59 AM
Pure Pool on PS4

Too cheap to buy a pool table? consider this option.

Want to run a couple games? add me> The_Son_RELL
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on October 23, 2014, 11:37:01 AM
Been playing FFXIII for the first time. All the criticisms about it were pretty much spot-on, but the combat is so DAMN fun that i don't care. I'm at Chapter 10 so I'm still a few hours away from the 'game getting good' and 'finally starting' but combat is fun even w all the restrictions. As far as linearity, I don't think it's really that big a problem, but the level design is incredibly unimaginative at points. So many times you are running around on futuristic floating platforms that hover inside of some really cool-looking backgrounds, wishing you could just be exploring the backgrounds instead. It feels sort of like being in a futuristic mall. Which is funny cos at one point you do go to a futuristic mall.

But really the combat is amazing, the writing is not too bad (character development-wise, not plot-wise, which is total confusing nonsense), and the cutscenes are GORGEOUS and also not too long.

I'm really excited for FFXV!!!
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Post by: Mike Belmont on October 23, 2014, 04:45:06 PM
I acquired PoP: The Forgotten Sands last tuesday, and I am enjoying it (despite all the criticisims towards the game). It´s been some time since I played a PoP game (like the Sands of Time trilogy), and I remember how I like the platforming (some times frustrating >:(). Also, I am playing the PSP version, so this is the PoP week :).
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Post by: X on October 25, 2014, 10:28:42 AM
Taking a break from playing Shantae and the pirate's curse for now. Yesterday I bought Alien: Isolation the Nostromo edition for PS4. So I'll see what it's all about when I start playing it.
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Post by: PFG9000 on October 25, 2014, 04:37:25 PM
Taking a break from playing Shantae and the pirate's curse for now. Yesterday I bought Alien: Isolation the Nostromo edition for PS4. So I'll see what it's all about when I start playing it.

Yes!  I've been playing Alien: Isolation so much lately.  It's so much better than a lot of the reviews indicated.  It's also possibly the most terrified I've ever been from a game, although that wore off eventually.

I'm also going to be picking up Shantae and the Pirate's Curse soon.
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Post by: Ratty on October 26, 2014, 12:04:07 PM
Figured now was a good time to finally sit down and play through Gabriel Knight 2 after many false starts over the years. Since it is a perfect Halloween kind of game.
Gabriel Knight 2 : The Beast Within Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzlpmSDr6_Q#)
On chapter 2 now and it's been fun and playable. Not hard to see why it's considered one of the few good FMV games.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on October 26, 2014, 05:27:42 PM
Back onto Castlevania POR, about 3 hours in and onto the 4th portrait.

I'm finding it very easy to pick up and put down and playing as Charlotte a LOT more on this play through, she's actually quite handy and I like her sprite better than Jonathan's.
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Post by: JR on October 31, 2014, 09:24:45 AM
I've been getting back into my PSP a lot lately. Played the SNK compilation on the way down to Minnesota last week. Burning Fight is the best horrible game I've ever played, I'm convinced of that now. It's hilarious.

I re-downloaded Maverick Hunter X, and man, that game is gorgeous. The voice acting is kind of funny, but I'm still pretty excited playing a remake of what was probably my favorite SNES game ever.

I also messed around a little bit with the King of Fighters compilation, KoF 98 to be specific. I suck at fighting games, but this is one of my favorites. Been trying Clark out recently. Lots of fun.

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Post by: X on October 31, 2014, 09:49:40 AM
Still play Alien isolation and god damn is that Xenomorph pissing me off! I have a gun. A GUN. And it still won't die... :'(  Can't tell you guy how many times I was skewered In one day.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on November 02, 2014, 03:33:07 AM
Bio Inc. on the ipad. (I think droid has it for free)
I love it. The replayability is awesome.
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Post by: Inccubus on November 02, 2014, 02:57:33 PM
Batman: Arkham Origins

I specifically chose to play this before any of the other games in the series and I'm glad I did.
Since they don't explain everything that a returning player should already know it puts me a little bit more into the game as a less experienced Batman.
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Post by: Lelygax on November 02, 2014, 03:27:38 PM
Started another HoD gameplay, I've reached Castle B and explored a bit of it.
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Post by: JR on November 02, 2014, 04:14:39 PM
Played some SimCity for the SNES out o the blue. I don't even think my city is at 300000 yet. I suck at this game. I may try a scenario or two.

And Double Dragon 3 for Game Boy. What a horrible mess. Bayou Billy is more playable.

Tried to play some Hexen on Steam last night, but I couldn't get my gamepad mapped the way I wanted to. Still on the lookout for a good keyboard-to-joystick program. Any ideas? My first thought is JoyToKey, but is there an easy way to tell which buttons on the controller are considered button 1, button 2, etc., by the program?
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Post by: Lelygax on November 02, 2014, 04:37:28 PM
Usually you can check the buttons with a genetic usb driver that comes with USB controllers, now if you're using a real Dual Shock or Xbox controller I dont have a clue, maybe trial and error?
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Post by: JR on November 02, 2014, 11:05:14 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking I'll have to do trial and error. Hell, I'm already gonna have to sit down and spend some time on this one.

Normally I'd just say screw it, and use the keyboard, but the arrow keys are for turning instead of strafing on Hexen. Ugh.
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Post by: Aridale on November 03, 2014, 09:58:26 AM
Xpadder. All the way. Ive used every kinda keyboard to joystick program Ive come across over the years and xpadder is the only one Ill use anymore. It does everything you need it to and all with a really solid ui to see what goin on and how
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Post by: Bloo on November 03, 2014, 02:38:06 PM
I'm playing FF7, and loving it.
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Post by: Mike Belmont on November 03, 2014, 02:39:16 PM
Last week in XBox live were a series of games with special price, for the Halloween celebration. At first I decided to buy Dead Space, ´cause I want something creepy to play. But then I search for gameplays for another game: Alice Madness Return...

...A day after that, I started to play Alice Madness Return and I have to say that I love that game, even with the lack of real bosses and problems with the camera. But the music, the ambience, and the story are elements that I am enjoying right now. Also, the game include the oportunity to play the first Alice game :).
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Post by: Ratty on November 03, 2014, 03:48:35 PM
Well I finished Gabriel Knight 2, as I should have expected from an adventure game the next to last puzzle was complete bullshite. Overall an enjoyable experience though, better than most low budget werewolf movies I've seen.

Now playing Crystalis and it's great but I do wish they had been able to keep the original Japanese name. Godslayer: Sonata of the Far Away Skies has such a nice ring to it.
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Post by: JR on November 03, 2014, 11:38:44 PM
Xpadder. All the way. Ive used every kinda keyboard to joystick program Ive come across over the years and xpadder is the only one Ill use anymore. It does everything you need it to and all with a really solid ui to see what goin on and how

Awesome! I'll check it out. Thanks


Just started Vile mode on Maverick Hunter X. Not at all what I expected, but in a really good way.You have my vote come election year.
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Post by: Lashen on November 11, 2014, 01:53:27 PM
No, they don't. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngtZfB2DUmA)
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Post by: Mike Belmont on November 11, 2014, 03:17:21 PM
Today I change in a Swap Meet three games: Army of Two: The 40th Day, Bioshok 2 and Assassins Creed 1. My formers games were Resident Evil 5, PoP The Forgotten Sands and Homefront.

I enjoyed Bioshok 2 more than the other two games, but I need more time to appreciate the three. But, now I want to acquire the first Bioshock :P
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Post by: JR on November 14, 2014, 03:20:56 AM
Played Double Dragon II for game boy. A Kunio reskin with Jason Voorhees and Arnold as bosses. :p At least it's more playable than DD3 for GB.

Jist about to finish Guacamelee too...what an awesome game. Thinks I'll pass on the DLC, though.
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Post by: JR on November 24, 2014, 03:31:46 AM
I jumped right into another Vita game...this time it was Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Pretty fun so far. I'm going for 100% item completion, and it's fun, but scouring each level (usually more than once) can get tedious. I'm sometimes tempted to just forget the items and just go have fun with what the game throws at me, but like all games of this kind, I'm compelled to find. Every. Item.  :-[

Still have to get back into the Suffering, just to see how the story turns out, if nothing else. I'm on the escort mission part, with infinitely respawning enemies in the prison shower area. Ah! Now I remember why I haven't played it for about a month... >:(
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Post by: Lelygax on November 24, 2014, 07:05:32 AM
@JR: You can't revisit level and collect all items after?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on November 25, 2014, 12:52:11 AM
It lets you do that...and thank god it does, because there are a few items I'd never be able to find otherwise.

That and sometimes you'll inadvertently trigger a cutscene where a bridge breaks or something, so you can't go back without replaying the level. That's one of my pet peeves.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lelygax on November 25, 2014, 08:28:23 AM
That and sometimes you'll inadvertently trigger a cutscene where a bridge breaks or something, so you can't go back without replaying the level. That's one of my pet peeves.

You don't imagine how it pisses me off, if this happens more than 1 time in a game I begin to press interaction buttons in everything like a freak, like if Im doing a complete scan of the area.
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Post by: Inccubus on November 26, 2014, 03:23:59 PM
Beat Arkham Origins a while back and I just got Arkham Asylum running properly on my pc.
I'm glad I picked this order.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 08, 2014, 09:49:53 PM
Zelda ALBW, I started Hero Mode.
I did the powerglove skip, got the 3 pendants and just got the Master Sword.
I will do this run skipping all heart containers, shields and upgrades.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 08, 2014, 10:33:13 PM
Nameless: the Hackers RPG

It's a fun way to waste time.
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Post by: Inccubus on December 10, 2014, 07:49:50 PM
Finally got around to playing Bahamut Lagoon. Pretty damn cool what with all the dragon raising.
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Post by: Dracula9 on December 10, 2014, 08:46:23 PM
Been working towards completing my file on MG Rising the last couple of weeks. Probably gonna go back to Alone in the Dark afterwards.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on December 10, 2014, 09:56:58 PM
Baldur's Gate 1.
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Post by: Dracula9 on December 10, 2014, 10:12:17 PM
Baldur's Gate 1.

Don't forget this! (https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg2.wikia.nocookie.net%2F__cb20120111200127%2Fbaldursgategame%2Fimages%2F1%2F11%2FGirdle_gender_icon.png&hash=c57d0c69a4e8475c63d3d5e5e8b277a1)
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Post by: TatteredSeraph on December 11, 2014, 01:49:08 AM
I've been trying to play Assassin's Creed I, but I'm finding, no idea why, that it gives me a giddy heaache if I try to play it for more than about 10-15 minutes at a time.  II's trilogy, and III (which I put down quickly for other reasons), don't give me this problem.  Anyone else finding this?

  I've got on the way soon Devil May Cry: HD Collection.  I'm not going to bother with trying to play DMC the reboot because I've watched the cutscenes 'movie' of it and think it's a pile of trash, and Dante is distinctly annoying.  I don't like what's been done to him as a character.

  I should also posisbly crack back on with Tomb Raider (the reboot).  I got stuck ages ago on a segment, and haven't revisited it since.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 11, 2014, 02:09:55 AM
^ If AC1 gives you a headache, maybe it is a better option to just read "The Secret Crusade" since the plot is basically the same.
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Post by: TatteredSeraph on December 11, 2014, 03:43:01 AM
I'm not actually that keen on how the AC novelizations are written.  I'm still only half way through the novelization of 2, and it's just a bit... I dunno... blandly written.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 11, 2014, 04:41:43 AM
^ The novels concern themselves with the main plot. If you found it bland, well, just think about reading a history book since that is what happens when you task someone who is more of a historian to write such things. Do not compare it to the high octane rush of other detective/explorer type stories of current fiction authors. I have read far more boring books in my life that i consider this better than most. The writing gets better and reaches the pinnacle in Revelations. But afterwards, it goes downhill. The worst novel was Black Flag in my opinion. I still haven't bought Unity, so i cant judge that one yet. I think i have a review of the books somewhere in this site.... and i quote myself.

(click to show/hide)

And an update i have gotten my hands on the Anhk of Isis trilogy comics. The illustrations were nice, the ancestor story was nice, the Desmond parts... Oh boy, poor Dezzie, he always gets the short end of everything. But, a warning, this comic book trilogy strays from the cannon of the games.
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Post by: TatteredSeraph on December 11, 2014, 09:16:36 AM
That's actually very good to hear, that the writing gets better.  :)  Oh, I agree, I've read much duller texts, in fiction, history, and science.  I must admit that I have liked teh increase in historical details that you see more easily in the books than in the game, here and there.  The Hand of Isis stuff sounds quite interesting.  Straying from canon doesn't bother me. :)
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 15, 2014, 09:44:09 PM
Still not a video game but a game related book.
I got the Assassin's Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment Employee Handbook. One long title for a pretty looking coffee table book.
Short review that says everything: Aha! So this is where the present day events of AC Unity went to. Why did they not even bother to put this in the game?... And still leaves questions as the usual Ubisoft thing to do.

And I also got the AC Unity novel. I haven't started on it yet. The opening sentence shows Arno crying. Why did they not show that in the game too?... I'll read the rest when I have time.
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Post by: JR on December 16, 2014, 03:03:11 AM
Went straight to playing Uncharted 3 after finishing Golden Abyss. UC3 is probably my favorite of the series now. I have an itch to go back and play it on Crushing difficulty, but I think I'll hold off for now.

Stared Dragon's Crown recently, and I'm loving it. Playing as the Elf right now, though from what I'm reading, the Amazon probably would'be suited me better. Oh well, maybe ill switch classes some other time. I'm pleasantly surprised at the leap in boss difficulty after you unlock the B routes...I got my ass handed to me by the Wraith and then the Kraken, surviving but not beating them. I think this is a game that I'd really like to try the higher difficulties later on.

Can't wait to get my new Super Famicom games in the mail: Majuu Ou (reproduction cart), Return of Double Dragon, Violinist of Hamelin, and Battle Zeque Den. Checking out imports feels like opening a whole new world, in a way. So excited! :D
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on December 16, 2014, 10:46:18 AM
I purchased a cheap used Wii on eBay which I just hacked/modded and will be giving it as a gift to a lady friend, and I've been testing the homebrew features I installed.  As such, I've been playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess again.

She's into Mario & Zelda in a big way, but has only played up to maybe the N64 titles, so I'll ge putting Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Super Paper Mario, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (Z1, Z2, OoT, MM), The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, on a 64GB Flash Drive, and putting emulators for the GB/GBA titles in the SDCard.
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Post by: Ratty on December 16, 2014, 04:14:18 PM
That's pretty cool Jorge, if it's the Wii version of Twilight Princess you're giving her be sure to tell her about the potential game breaking save bug (critical NPC won't talk to you if you save in a certain room) halfway through that was on first run Wii copies.

Had a great time with a visual novel with turn based combat called Loren the Amazon Princess. It's a cheesy fantasy adventure as the name suggests but nothing wrong with that. It reminds me of a mix of Bioware and an old school jRPG. Except the characters were more diverse and interesting than in Bioware, and your decisions have more influence on the plot than in most classic jRPGs. It's a bit bothersome you have to download the demo from the publishers website to unlock the "suggestive content" on the steam version. Even though the more revealing character costumes don't add anything to the game. I just dislike censorship on principle. If anyone's interested I believe you can play through the entire 1st chapter (of 4) on the demo here http://www.winterwolves.com/lorenamazonprincess.htm (http://www.winterwolves.com/lorenamazonprincess.htm)

Now I'm wondering what to play next. I'm thinking I'll either have another go at Batman on the NES or restart my long abandoned playthrough of Dragon Quest 1.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on December 16, 2014, 04:21:13 PM
I think... I may give her the Gamecube version, but I'm still on the fence.
Space is an issue, since the USB 64GB drive is going to be holding emuNAND (an emulated System Menu, where I may be putting N64 Paper Mario if it works, and maybe some other goodies), and I think the Wii version of Twilight Princess takes up more space than the Gamecube version....

...but yeah I'm undecided on that.  I guess I'll see once the flashdrive starts filling up.
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Post by: Ratty on December 16, 2014, 04:46:38 PM
I think... I may give her the Gamecube version, but I'm still on the fence.
Space is an issue, since the USB 64GB drive is going to be holding emuNAND (an emulated System Menu, where I may be putting N64 Paper Mario if it works, and maybe some other goodies), and I think the Wii version of Twilight Princess takes up more space than the Gamecube version....

...but yeah I'm undecided on that.  I guess I'll see once the flashdrive starts filling up.

Make it the Gamecube version if only so Link will be left-handed as Miyamoto God intended.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on December 16, 2014, 07:54:36 PM
There are some other options here and there that the GCN version benefits from, I've heard.... something about some stuff while you're on the horse...
...but I gotta say, I dig the widescreen landscape of the Wii version (I just don't like the huge controller outline on the right).
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Post by: JR on January 01, 2015, 01:15:23 AM
I just beat Dragon's Crown on Infernal, playing a solo game as the elf. Good times. I'll probably go back and play through with the other characters one of these days, but I'm pretty burned out from it right now.

Now I'm playing the new Wolfenstein. Never has a game had me so confused as to whether I enjoy it or not...

So I crash land in front of Nazi stronghold, trying to avoid giant Nazi robo dogs. Okay...

Hey, these castle ruins are pretty cool...whoa! You push on the sword of a statue, and a tunnel opens up behind this painting. Hell yeah! This feels like Wolfenstein, for sure.

Now I'm leaving a burning insane asylum, and some annoying drones came out of an armored truck. What the hell am I playing?

Here I am, stealth killing Nazis in a tower. Not as cool as a castle, but hey, the game's fun again.

...and so on and so on. Aaaand so far you seem to lose all of your weapons at the start of each chapter. Ugh.
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Post by: Hiryu on January 03, 2015, 11:12:05 AM
I really loved Twilight Princess. If only Nintendo would release all their N64 and Gamecube games in HD on their Wii U store would I come back to the Nintendo fold.

Chose Xbox One for this generation as I really love the quality of the controller and playing MGS V: Ground Zeroes.
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Post by: Neobelmont on January 03, 2015, 06:17:04 PM
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1APjqhgIXE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1APjqhgIXE) Someone tell me why this is not showing?




FF7 has been really good to me recently. At first I hated it but with school done I can relax and put some time into it and I'm really loving it.
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Post by: Super Waffle on January 03, 2015, 10:00:44 PM
I played Drakengard 3 and then I said this about it:

http://abicion.tumblr.com/post/106993492942/did-cent-really-have-amnesia-in-branch-b-and-then (http://abicion.tumblr.com/post/106993492942/did-cent-really-have-amnesia-in-branch-b-and-then)
http://chichichichipndale.deviantart.com/art/Drakengard-3-Nipped-in-the-Bud-504744559 (http://chichichichipndale.deviantart.com/art/Drakengard-3-Nipped-in-the-Bud-504744559)
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Post by: Gunlord on January 03, 2015, 10:45:55 PM
Did you get my review ;3
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Post by: Super Waffle on January 04, 2015, 02:57:05 AM
ugh yes I saw that Gunlord.
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Post by: Gunlord on January 04, 2015, 11:13:29 AM
<3
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on January 06, 2015, 04:59:07 PM
Completely head-over-heels in love with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. I can't believe all the reviewers who complained about it being a super short game, did they not do any of the side ops and just run through the main mission using checkpoints? Been playing for a couple weeks now and still not 50% completed.
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Post by: Morning star on January 08, 2015, 05:57:46 AM
For what it's worth i was just playing killer instinct and secret of evermore on snes.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 08, 2015, 06:47:38 AM
+1 for Secret of Evermore!
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Post by: Inccubus on January 08, 2015, 08:16:16 AM
I'm reasserting my views on Mirror of Fate by playing the HD version. Damn pretty game... game play is still sub-par.
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Post by: Mike Belmont on January 08, 2015, 05:18:24 PM
I am so fell in love with the Bioshock series, since the second one. I buy the first one and having ended, I start Bioshock 2. But in the last November week, I buy Bioshock Infinite, and I am enjoying every single part of it. I buy it the Burial at Sea episodes so, when I finished Infinite, I will continue with those ones.

Last tuesday I buy Contra Shattered Soldier in a "market-on-wheels" (dunno how is the real word in english :P) at a bargain price, in my opinion. I only play a few minutes, and is hard as hell!!! But satisfying at the same time.

+1 for Secret of Evermore!

Oh yeah, I remember playing the game. But I would prefer in those days, an american version of Secret of Mana III instead of Evermore...
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Post by: Bloo on January 08, 2015, 05:28:01 PM
I'ma playing cv legends and ima beat it.
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Post by: Bloodreign on January 10, 2015, 02:23:14 AM
KoF, and lots of it, from 94-98 on the Wii via Orochi Saga, to the PS2 with 98UM, XI, Nests Saga, 02 and 03, skipping out on XIII PS3 because I'm not a big fan of it, may go to it eventually, to 99 on PS1. If only I had the rest of the PS1 and Saturn ones, and the GB and GBA ones, I'd likely be playing those as well. So many games, no chance to master anyone totally due to the sheer number of fighters.
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Post by: X on January 11, 2015, 11:43:30 AM
Quote
Last tuesday I buy Contra Shattered Soldier in a "market-on-wheels" (dunno how is the real word in english :P) at a bargain price, in my opinion. I only play a few minutes, and is hard as hell!!! But satisfying at the same time.

That's right. Hard as hell and yet so satisfying. And when you unlock the specials you can see the entire history of the contra series and how all the games up to Shattered Soldier fit in. Though keep in mind it is the Japanese story and not the American version.
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Post by: JR on January 14, 2015, 01:07:08 AM
That's right. Hard as hell and yet so satisfying. And when you unlock the specials you can see the entire history of the contra series and how all the games up to Shattered Soldier fit in. Though keep in mind it is the Japanese story and not the American version.

Hell yes, great game. I always wanted to do the no-death run with 100% on each level to get the Contra vs. Puppy ending, but I got tired of playing before I could find a way to beat the last 2 bosses without dying. First 5 levels I had down to a science, but man...those last two were always crazy.

Just finished getting platinum on Wolfenstein: the New Order. Played through it 3 times to get everything (two runs on Death Incarnate difficulty, one for each timeline, then a run on Uber). Not a hard game to get all of the trophies, and damn, was it fun. Kind of wish I was still playing it.

I might play the Dark Souls II DLC before Bloodborne comes out. Not sure, though.
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Post by: Inccubus on January 17, 2015, 12:42:19 AM
Just beat MoF. 100% on hard with boss check points off. I don't think I'm going to bother with pro mode.
Now I'm going on to Darksiders on pc so that I can follow it up with Darksiders II on my WiiU.
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Post by: Belmont legacy on January 18, 2015, 06:31:55 AM
I'm actually doing a 100% run of banjo kazooie atm. Some very fun stuff but also a little bit of a pain at times.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on January 19, 2015, 12:21:46 AM
At the end of last year I've finished ALBW on a shieldless, upgradeless green tunic, 3 heart hero mode run. I did this while I was sick so it was a fun few days.

As I have barely any time to game, I've been picking at Ultimate NES remix. 555 stars thus far.
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Post by: JR on January 19, 2015, 02:37:19 AM
Played through uprising mode of Hard Corps: Uprising. This seems like one of those games that I could get really good at with practice (I seem to do pretty well with the Contra series as a whole), but I think I'm already burnt out. The plan was to get some practice on uprising mode, buy everything, then start on arcade mode to see how I fare. But ppphhhtttbbbtttt. I think I'm done.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on January 23, 2015, 01:42:54 PM
GG xrd>>> cant get enough of that Axl.... wanna fight me on PS4? The_son_rell
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Post by: JR on January 31, 2015, 10:24:38 PM
Tried to play Prototype, but really didn't like it. Boring story and characters, and although it's nice that Alex Mercer can move so fast, he controls like a meth addict. Took about 20 minutes each to get some of the collectibles from the tops of a few of the narrow building spires. Wanted to kick whoever thought it was a good idea to put those up there. I liked the Infamous games, but not this one.

So I started the Dark Souls II DLC instead. Hope I'm not burnt out when Bloodborne is released.
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Post by: Aridale on February 01, 2015, 08:06:09 AM
I started Dying Light last night... Surprising good. I didnt expect it to be but its actually pretty awesome
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Post by: Ratty on February 02, 2015, 05:35:00 PM
Saw someone post this so I got the urge to go back and try to beat this game.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3QRWdullo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3QRWdullo#)

It's pretty good except that when you reach the 8th and final level the difficulty curve ceases to be a curve and turns into more of a brick wall. Where you have to run through the equivalent of 3 levels fighting 3 bosses (the only 3 in the game) on 3 lives. Maybe I'll just go back and read the original comic strips (which have amazing artwork) and watch the movie lol.
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Post by: X on February 02, 2015, 05:45:34 PM
Just downloaded Brandish: The Dark Revenant for my PSVita last night. Never thought I'd see the day this title would be localized to NA considering it was release five years ago for the PSP in Japan. I'm hoping that Brandish 2, 3 and 4 are given the same treatment as well.
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Post by: Gunlord on February 05, 2015, 01:53:25 AM
I really wish it was released for Steam. Me have a Pspipple, but Steam is so convenient...;-;
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Post by: darkmanx_429 on February 05, 2015, 11:16:20 AM
I finally got a Xbox One with Kinect for my birthday and my family also got me Dying Light, Wolfenstein, and Advance Warfare. (I picked up Killer Instinct and paid for the complete season 2 version with Omen. I also picked up Exo Zombies which is always fun to play with my wife!

Need to play some Dying Light though if I can get off KI and Exo Zombies...maybe this weekend.

Pretty pleased, i used to have a original Xbox which I hacked the mess out of with XMBC and emulators and then sold it.

That's all I used it for so this is my first ever Microsoft purchase.

 I was Nintendo and then Sony all the way since the PS3, but I wanted to try something different and Sony really turned me off with their whole corporate structure. They seem to never do anything for the people that supported them since the original PS and PSX and they seem to be money-sucking vampires now. (I guess it's good for high level people in the industry working for them...)

Is it me, or does the Kinect voice activation still kinda sketchy even a year later?
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Post by: JR on February 23, 2015, 11:47:16 PM
Contra III on hard is whooping my ass right now.

Bought Gargoyle's Quest for my 3DS. Can't wait to get further into it. I want some more games for my Wii-U when it comes in the mail. Mostly Capcom stuff, strangely: Gargoyle's Quest II, Demon's Crest, Mighty Final Fight, Mega Man X3, etc.

Also, does anyone else find the 3DS shop annoying? I kind of hate navigating it...actually I'm not really a fan of the 3DS' interface as a whole.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 24, 2015, 01:24:48 AM
I can't even access my 3ds shop...
Is it my internet connection? Oh nevermind, I seldom play games now.  :'(
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Post by: Mike Belmont on February 24, 2015, 04:25:30 PM
After analyzing for some time, I finally decided to try Dark Souls ;D!!! Yep, that game that some fans wants to be the next Castlevania, more or less. So, I saw some walkthroughs in Youtube and is a very great looking game, with some vibe from Castlevania, indeed. I heard too much about the difficulty, but after playing (and loved) difficult games like Shinobi PS2, Ninja Gaiden II Xbox 360 or Contra Shattered Soldier, I think to myself: maybe I can handle this. So, I bought the game today...

...and I hate it >:(!!! Simply, Dark Souls is not for me. I respect the love that its fans have for the game, but I simply don´t like it. I will going to continue with Transformers Fall of Cybertron and Spec Ops: The Line.

PS Dark Souls is not a bad game by all means, this is just only my opinion. As I said, I respect all of those fans that love that game (the same respect that I want for my love to Lollipop Chainsaw :P)
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Post by: JR on February 28, 2015, 01:47:45 PM
Finished Gargoyle's Quest. Probably the best Gameboy game I've played so far. Can't wait to play the other two games in the series.

Played around with Nintendoland for a while. Some of the minigames are fun (like the Donkey Kong obstacle course), but just not very satisfying.

But Super Mario 3D World is a blast. I haven't even finished World 1 and it's already excellent. Love its nods to SMB3.
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Post by: piscesdreams on February 28, 2015, 02:15:36 PM
I finally got a Wii U so I have been playing Wind Waker. I have Smash Bros and Super mario 3d world too. All excellent games.
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Post by: JR on March 02, 2015, 01:30:24 AM
Took a break from Mario to play Spider Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage. Heh, reminds me of my high school days.  :-[  It's a great feeling when you get that double web smash when 2 enemies are lined up just right. Makes you think, "damn it feels good to be a gangsta."  8)
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Post by: zaxiou on March 05, 2015, 07:18:11 AM
Trying to play Monster hunter Portable 3rd, the on field hunting part is fun but I don't know if I should prioritize the farm stuff.
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Post by: Aridale on March 05, 2015, 08:23:46 AM
I played the demo and just couldnt do it. I LOVE monster hunter but Ive only been to really get into em on pc via emulation. Their whole "hey lets make these incredibly indepth games that players will spend literally hundreds of hours on... on portables only... with small screens and cramped controls that dont really work". Tryin to play on psp was an exercise in frustration and hand pain. Playin the psp games on PC via psp tv out and a modded psp so I could control it with a 360 controller... and later via ppsspp was fantastic and easily one of my fav games.

I dunno why they insist on this portable only bs. Do they not think theres a market for these games on actual consoles? Can you imagine a ps4 monster hunter? How awesome would that be
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Post by: zaxiou on March 05, 2015, 08:33:12 AM
Even I'm playing on ppsspp, broke my psp a while ago. :/ A Ps4 monster hunter. Hot Damn. That'll get me droolling. @__@

I think the reason for portable monster hunter is because it is a Japan focused series and majority of gaming in Japan is done through portables or mobile since sitting down and playing games like we do is kind of looked down upon by their society as of now. They play games in short bursts and Monster hunter fits that well. Sucks for us though.



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Post by: JR on March 28, 2015, 02:05:38 AM
Playing Bloodborne now. Good lord, I think I'm having a tougher start on this than I did with Dark Souls II. Lots of fun so far.

Also played some Hexen for a bit last night...I gave up on trying to use a gamepad and just used the default keyboard functions. Some of the button assignments are really stupid though. Unless I'm missing something, the strafe button is on the opposite side of the keyboard from everything else, so if you want to strafe and throw explosives during the same skirmish, well, tough. So far I'm thinking the game looks a lot cooler in screenshots than it actually is. Hope it proves me wrong.
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Post by: Aridale on March 28, 2015, 09:04:44 AM
Hexen is good. You just cant forget the time it came from. Hexen 2 is pretty great too. I did lots of modding for hexen 2 back in the day and hexen world
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Post by: darkmanx_429 on March 28, 2015, 07:21:48 PM
Just started playing Diablo III. First one I ever played.

Usually don't play games of this type.

Reminds me of Gauntlet or Vagrant Story.

Those were the last game of this type that I played.
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Post by: piscesdreams on March 28, 2015, 08:57:26 PM
I finally jumped on the GTAV bandwagon. So far I am loving it.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 29, 2015, 12:06:36 AM
Dark Echo. I'm liking this minimalistic game.
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Post by: X on March 29, 2015, 10:49:15 AM
Is that Metroid Prime II: Dark Echo?

Just bought Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for my PS4 so I'm giving that a whirl.
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Post by: piscesdreams on March 29, 2015, 11:39:54 AM
Just bought Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for my PS4 so I'm giving that a whirl.

I'm curious to know how that turns out.
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Post by: GuyStarwind on March 29, 2015, 12:03:52 PM
Chrono Trigger, Dark Souls 2, and Baldur's Gate
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Post by: zaxiou on March 29, 2015, 05:06:50 PM
Whipping everyone in Bloodborne. Getting invaded randomly while helping out with co op was one of the most intense moments I've ever experienced.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 30, 2015, 02:35:03 AM
Is that Metroid Prime II: Dark Echo?

Nope. This one: http://www.darkechogame.com/ (http://www.darkechogame.com/)
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Post by: darkmanx_429 on March 30, 2015, 05:06:24 PM
Is that Metroid Prime II: Dark Echo?

Just bought Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for my PS4 so I'm giving that a whirl.

I have RE: R2 as well, but haven't gave it a whirl yet.
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Post by: Bloodreign on March 31, 2015, 05:04:52 AM
A little Klonoa on PS3 (PS1 classic version), and during vacation next week I'll likely work on the other game I got off PSN, Suikoden II.
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Post by: Ratty on March 31, 2015, 06:02:06 AM
Finally played through the Van Helsing PS2 game. Was a competent and fun DMC clone but extremely short. When I used the cheats I unlocked in the first playthrough to collect the rest of the cheats the 2nd and 3rd playthrough took me about an hour each. (Beat fair and square the first time.) Was neat to find that Castlevania reference.

I'm playing through Final Fantasy Mystic Quest and some others now.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on April 07, 2015, 02:44:34 AM
Beat Mega Man Xtreme 1 on a vba-rr emulator. In last section of Sigma palace 1 I turned on Rolling Shield and run in met enemies then the sound was like "KiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiKiK iKiKiKiKiKiKiKi" and at last the mets were dead. that's pretty cool.

Beat HARD BOSS RUSH MODE of the Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles fangame. Most part of fights were RNG mess and other things.

Revisited Rosenkreuzstilette, and this is about the 30th time since I beat RKS1 again and again sometimes. I even got an OLD ASS PHYSICAL COPY of RKS1 recently.

Bought JP Akumajo Dracula X Chronicle guide book from Amazon JP and Revisited. The guide book said that if you have 53 hearts or more there will be a small turtle when you are summoning Maria's Turtle power (in the remake).
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Post by: zangetsu468 on April 07, 2015, 06:17:08 AM
Smash 3DS, me against L9 AI ftw... Good game, but bored already.
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Post by: JR on April 25, 2015, 04:53:46 AM
Played Blaster Master for NES this afternoon. I was never able to pass the water level previously, but this time I died to the crab in the ice stage...got my ass kicked.

Just finished another playthrough a few minutes ago. Died on the spikes in the final stage. Didn't even get to see the last bosses.  :'(

Level 7's music is awesome. It sounds like an NES version of speed metal, or something.

I'd still be playing if they didn't limit the continues. Man, that crap is lame.
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Post by: Aridale on April 25, 2015, 10:28:43 AM
I love Blaster Master and the soundtracks awesome! I dunno if any of you guys have seen this guys vids on youtube but he has huge playlists of nothing but NES soundtracks hes made into "stereo" the first one has 199 full soundtracks in each video. Ive listened to the entire thing and on my 2nd time thru it now. Totally awesome

https://www.youtube.com/user/Wiiguy309/playlists?shelf_id=11&sort=dd&view=50 (https://www.youtube.com/user/Wiiguy309/playlists?shelf_id=11&sort=dd&view=50)

You talkin about Blaster Master made me think about it hes got it on one of his playlists
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Post by: BMC_War Machine on April 25, 2015, 09:57:59 PM
Been in nostalgia mode here lately, just beat link's awakening for the first time since ive been like 10 lol but I did get into bulletstorm on ps3 again., man thats a fun shooter!  Then again, its been quite a while since ive dedicated some time to another ff7 playthru....
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Post by: JR on April 27, 2015, 01:56:09 AM
I love Blaster Master and the soundtracks awesome! I dunno if any of you guys have seen this guys vids on youtube but he has huge playlists of nothing but NES soundtracks hes made into "stereo" the first one has 199 full soundtracks in each video. Ive listened to the entire thing and on my 2nd time thru it now. Totally awesome

https://www.youtube.com/user/Wiiguy309/playlists?shelf_id=11&sort=dd&view=50 (https://www.youtube.com/user/Wiiguy309/playlists?shelf_id=11&sort=dd&view=50)

You talkin about Blaster Master made me think about it hes got it on one of his playlists

That looks pretty cool. I'll have to check for the stuff I haven't heard.



I just messed around on Fester's Quest a bit tonight. I think I was only able to kill 1 boss back in the day, before some crazy spider thing in the overworld would murder me every...single...time. Got about 4 bosses down before I bit the dust this time. The enemies are a headache, but it's sort of fun to get to each boss to see what their attacks are.

Kind of weird that I went from Blaster Master to Fester's Quest. Maybe because they're both Sunsoft games with mutant frogs and (mostly) crappy guns?
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Post by: Aridale on April 27, 2015, 03:34:48 AM
Im pretty sure those 2 are more closely related than the themes would suggest. They use the same controls and sound effects and even the gun for the most part is the same. Its like they made Festers Quest out of the "inside the door areas with the kid from the tank" mode straight from Blaster Master
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on May 03, 2015, 12:40:30 PM
Got into Dark Souls earlier this year and I am still playing it. Holy crap that game is amazing. Closest thing to a modern Castlevania imo.
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Post by: darkmanx_429 on May 03, 2015, 02:04:06 PM
Mortal Kombatttttttttttttttttttttt X!
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Post by: Aridale on May 03, 2015, 07:17:00 PM
gta5 on pc and today I bought Fall of Cybertron and the DL from the activision weekend on steam. That games pretty damn awesome
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Post by: GuyStarwind on May 03, 2015, 11:41:30 PM
I started OoT Master Quest. I beat ALttP yesterday and thought I had a no death game but I some how died twice and I don't know how that happened because I was playing like a champ.
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Post by: Neobelmont on May 04, 2015, 12:02:21 PM
I have had no time recently but since I got my saturn working I've been playing Vampire Hunter darkstalkers revenge, DoA 1, and assault suit leynos 2. Also if I get the chance complete LoS to make my be friend be quite.
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Post by: JR on May 05, 2015, 01:49:41 AM
Went back and beat Fester's Quest. I had to cheese the final boss by standing to the far right and shooting missiles, though. I can't find a video online of anyone beating it "fair and square"...I just wanted to see someone actually do it.

I checked out an arcade bar here in KC called Up Down...it's awesome!! It's got a good mix of 80s and 90s machines...I played Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, Sunset Riders, Killer Instinct 2, Mortal Kombat 2, Wrestlefest, Street Fighter II CE (actually got some challengers on this one), Superman, Arkanoid, Ivan Ironman Stewart's Off-Road, Turtles in Time, and the South Park pinball game.

Good to see a resurgence of retro arcades here. There's a place called Square Pizza down the street from me that has about a dozen machines, too, and another arcade bar in the metro called Tapcade. I hope the excitement for these places doesn't die down any time soon.
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Post by: affinity on May 05, 2015, 08:57:52 AM
been leveling in FFXIV,  though while Black Mage is cool, Monk just feels more rewarding without the downtime between
actions.  but that's the difference between casters and melee,  melee have more flexible fighting styles while casters
are kinda linear in nature, but the advantage is their range and what seems to be stronger dps hits,
but still melee like Monk and Ninja are more enjoyable.

I thought Ninja was better, but level Monk to 50 again in new world, really rediscovered how awesome it is.

but I dunno for Heavensward, might RP Dragoon mostly, well if the questline seems to make that fit better.
already got that to level 50, around i116 gear.

my Monk gear is around i110, maybe I'll use WoD to gear it up more since WoD has i120 gear.  and I could get
poetics for i120 accessories.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on May 06, 2015, 07:37:09 AM
999... First play through and got a terrible ending. Decent game but no Phoenix Wright or Hotel Dusk.
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Post by: Lashen on May 07, 2015, 07:49:54 PM
Finally got around to trying this trick out. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6qnI5h4C_s&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: Thy Gory Rory on May 08, 2015, 12:21:27 AM
I've been playing through a bunch of older PC Engine CD games. Actually just did a review on Götzendiener. (https://youtu.be/XaajG6pdd8k)
Götzendiener - PC Engine Super CD - Review - 720p HD - Rory Replay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaajG6pdd8k#)
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Post by: KaZudra on May 08, 2015, 10:35:07 AM
I have a few on the Agenda.
First off, GoG Galaxy is pretty great.
Second, I've been getting into FFXV RR, and will probably get HEAVENSWARD as a birthday gift.
Strife is also good, beats me how I managed to be out of the loop from it for so long, and the Steam/GoG version runs alot like an enhanced ZDoom port.
All of the Official Ys games have hit Steam, but it would be great to see Ys Seven and Dawn of Ys hit as well (both have PC ports)
Also half way through Shadow of Mordor, it's great, I recommend it to any LOTR fan who's played a Batman Arkham game.

ALSO, I have Serious Sam First and Second Encounters in both Classic and HD for trades, so if anyone in the Dungeon wants to play Serious, I'm sure I can make that happen.

*Note - I've been working quite restlessly lately so video game time is usually around 1-2 hours a day, so progress is slow.
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Post by: JR on May 11, 2015, 05:11:33 PM
Played through a couple of NES games: Jackal and Xexyz. Both were awesome, with Jackal's NES port being more fun than the arcade version. I didn't expect the mega tank from hell at the end, lol.

Xexyz was fun, too. It's pretty cool how they include a boss rush password at the end (and another password to do the same with the side-view shmup levels, but I didn't check that part out).
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Post by: zangetsu468 on May 11, 2015, 09:18:06 PM
Finished Ranko Tsukigimes Longest Day.
Really short game, but I actually like the momentum based platforming a lot. It's something I've not seen in previous games.
The art style was up my alley also.
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Post by: JR on May 12, 2015, 05:27:03 PM
Finished the original Metroid last night, something I've never done. It's still amazing how much that game offered, so early in the NES' lifespan.

I'm on an NES spree. Just played Burai Fighter for a bit. It's definitely interesting, but I kind of suck at it.
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on May 14, 2015, 07:31:51 PM
Been playing SOTN on PSP for the first time. I got to the inverted castle and then found the Crissagram nearly right away! And then I died! And haven't been able to get it back!

Everyone says SOTN is easy but some rooms in that inverted castle are TOUGH.
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Post by: Gunlord on May 15, 2015, 12:02:32 AM
Mentioned this in my latest blog entry (gunlord500.wordpress.com--sorry for the advertising XD) but I've been playing Interplanetary on Steam. It's pretty fun, haven't seen a physics game quite like it before :D
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 15, 2015, 04:40:34 AM
Been playing SOTN on PSP for the first time. I got to the inverted castle and then found the Crissagram nearly right away! And then I died! And haven't been able to get it back!

Everyone says SOTN is easy but some rooms in that inverted castle are TOUGH.

I was about to say lucky you... then I read the rest. Argh..... I can understand your pain.
Yes, the enemies in the inverted castle are tough, but with the capability to level grind, eventually, you'll find them easy.
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Post by: JR on May 16, 2015, 09:56:41 PM
Been playing a lot of stuff since I've been on vacation:

The Last of Us - Pretty awesome. Kept forgetting about how a lot of the human enemies wear helmets though, so I'd get a headshot and move on to the next guy, not realizing the guy I just shot was still alive. Happened all the friggin' time.

Karate Kid - I like to go back to this from time to time. Yes, it's definitely a crappy LJN licensed game, but I kind of like it. Usually you can rack up extra lives from doing all the bonus challenges, and you can cruise through the game. The swinging hammer kicked my ass this time, though. Usually I can get a few perfects in one playthough, but it just dominated me today.  :-\

TMNT: the Manhattan Project - I could only get to Tokka before I was out of continues. It's an okay time waster.

Karnov - A very WTF game. It seemed like it could be a lot more fun if the controls were tightened up, and if they had more interesting enemies. But then again, they have effeminate-looking evil bodybuilder dudes, so that's a kind of weird surprise.
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Post by: piscesdreams on May 17, 2015, 05:22:36 PM
I just played a bit of Circle of the Moon on Wii U, now I am about to dive into Shovel Knight!
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Post by: JR on May 19, 2015, 01:07:33 AM
Playing LA Noire...it's pretty fun so far. I was pleasantly surprised, as I was expecting something more akin to Heavy Rain (which I also enjoyed, but I don't really want to replay something like that, either). But it feels like a kick in the balls when you completely screw up an interview. There were a couple cases early on that I restarted just because of that. I later realized it doesn't really make much difference overall, though.

There's a hill in the game that you can ramp your car off of, and you won't see it beforehand if you're going full speed. I was making my way to an investigation, and all of the sudden I hit this hill, flying though the air and landing about 30 feet below...I couldn't stop laughing. It would be right at home in a GTA game, but something about your character being this by-the-book 1940's cop, with a partner in the passenger seat, flying through the air in an old-timey car like the Dukes of Hazzard, then no words spoken between the two afterwards (as your partner will scold you otherwise if you wreck into stuff)...the whole thing was just hilarious. I have to laugh every time I hit something with my car...it just contrasts starkly against the atmosphere and storytelling that the game works so hard to achieve. It makes it feel like Cole is this excellent cop who drives like an idiot. ;D
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Post by: Bloodreign on May 22, 2015, 09:36:50 PM
GTA V, finished the game this morning (stayed up far too late too, was tired at work all day). Now back to my classic titles, or perhaps sometime when I get more free time, online modes.
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Post by: Aridale on May 23, 2015, 07:33:05 AM
I did the same thing! But it was a few weeks ago. I played an hour or so before bed and hit a really long mission that never seemed to end next thing I knew it was a lil after midnight and Id beat the game lol
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Post by: Bloodreign on May 24, 2015, 09:55:46 PM
Yeah the last mission is pretty much assassinations in succession after the big gold bar heist. The game didn't feel as long as I heard it was, with what little free time I've had lately, I beat it within a week.
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on May 26, 2015, 08:41:47 PM
Castlevania 3 has been tough. The bosses are actually super easy for me, only take one or two tries to kill. But the levels, damn.

The graphics in this game are insanely good. I gave CV1 a shot after playing a bunch of CV3, and the difference was night and day. Just the difference in the moss stuck to the castle walls is huge. The art in the Mad Forest is the best art I've seen on NES.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.castlevaniadungeon.net%2FImages%2FStages%2FCV3%2F3-1.gif&hash=8928792e366c43e6cca354b76a8809ce)
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Post by: Donvermicelli on May 27, 2015, 01:45:21 PM
I've picked up Rouge legacy a while back and I must say, that game is addictive as hell. I really recommend it to anyone who is into metroidvanias
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Post by: xscientist5000 on May 29, 2015, 11:45:09 AM
Anyone mention Bloodborne? It's gotta be the most "I can't believe its Castlevania" game of all time.
Also; Body Harvest: N64 - but now Bloodborne has taken full control of my precious game time.
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Post by: JR on May 30, 2015, 08:19:56 PM
Played around with Toukiden: Age of Demons on Vita for a bit when my wife was in surgery. I like it so far, but I haven't really done anything past the first few stages. Really liking the chain and sickle. The katana and knives are pretty cool, too. Gauntlets seem like a weapon that would be frustrating at first, but rewarding once you master them.

I went back and played Journey to Silius...didn't get any farther than the level 4 boss. Limited continues are starting to become a pet peeve of mine. Seems like such an artificial way to increase difficulty. I really don't like to cheat under normal circumstances, but I'm considering doing an infinite lives code for both this and Blaster Master. I can reach the final stage of Blaster Master before running out of continues, so I'd like to beat it fair and square, but I don't want to take all that time playing through the stages again, only to come up short.

Edit: Ok, now I'm really close to beating Journey to Silius fair-and-square, getting to the spaceship on the final level before I ran out of continues. Didn't have to continue until the final level, woohoo! I guess I'll just keep at it until I get it.

Whenever I do go back to play Blaster Master, I'm probably going to use infinite lives, though. I hate the thought of playing a game that long, only to run out of continues. Silius is pretty short by comparison.
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Post by: JR on June 11, 2015, 12:59:28 AM
Woo! Finally beat Journey to Silius. I ran out of lives on the final stage again, so just thought, the hell with it, and used the 9 continues cheat. Turns out I didn't even need them that time. Go figure. Last 2 bosses were pretty easy...but all of the bosses are easy, for that matter, compared to the stages themselves.

Been playing NES remix lately. Didn't like it at first, but it's growing on me. The pinball game really sucks, though.
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Post by: Aridale on June 11, 2015, 08:09:44 AM
I love the soundtrack for Journey to Silius. You can totally hear its Terminator roots in there
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Post by: Inccubus on June 11, 2015, 08:23:04 PM
Awesome soundtrack! One of the best in the NES era. I'm surprised no one has ever tried to hack the game into the original intended Terminator game. Although, I also always thought it would have made a good base for a spin-off Mega Man hack, too.
That and Darkwing Duck would make a good base for a Proto Man game.

Anyways, I finally tried Dark Souls and I'm currently at level 42. Fucking game is super frustrating at time, yet I love the exploration aspect. That is a lot of fun and the adrenalin rush when you accidentally run into a boss encounter is genuinely thrilling at times.

What I don't get are the times I've heard people compare it to Castlevania. Sure the exploration of a huge castle-like structure is superficially similar, but what the game really reminds me of is a brutal 3D Legend of Zelda 1 more than anything. Hell, if you modded in Link, made dying not cost you your souls and Humanity, and made falling into pits only cost some HP then I'd be playing LoZ1 in 3D. Most of the dark aspects of the game are just fluff text and creepy models anyway.
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Post by: Bloodreign on July 01, 2015, 03:30:26 AM
6 days off in 2 months doesn't leave a man with much gaming time, or energy to game. Finally got a couple days off, pulled out the old Saturn and popped in some Vampire Savior (aka Darkstalkers 3). I am hella rusty at it now, damn. I always found I did better in that series with a PS2 pad on the Darkstalkers Collection, despite the Saturn pad being legendary. The opposite is true of Street Fighter Alpha 2 on PS2 and Saturn, I do a little better on the Saturn pad than I do the PS2 pad. You'd think both games would play the same, not at all. If you go into Darkstalkers trying to play it like Alpha, the CPU will hand you your ass on a plate.
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Post by: Ratty on July 02, 2015, 04:51:28 PM
Castlevania 3 has been tough. The bosses are actually super easy for me, only take one or two tries to kill. But the levels, damn.

The graphics in this game are insanely good. I gave CV1 a shot after playing a bunch of CV3, and the difference was night and day. Just the difference in the moss stuck to the castle walls is huge. The art in the Mad Forest is the best art I've seen on NES.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.castlevaniadungeon.net%2FImages%2FStages%2FCV3%2F3-1.gif&hash=8928792e366c43e6cca354b76a8809ce)

Yeah, still an amazing game all these years later. It's so impressive that they were able to add all of the detail into it and still make it feel like a visual extension of the first game, something which Simon's Quest failed at to a certain degree. The level design is amazingly tight, I think it might be the best in the series as far as ClassicVania style games go.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on July 03, 2015, 07:31:13 PM
Getting back into Catherine on the hardest setting. It's very rewarding and I haven't played it for about 18 months to
2 years.

Up to the final boss on Muramasa on Kisuke's game in Shigurui mode. Haven't forged a single blade as yet. Already finised Momohime's Shigurui playthrough a couple of years back.

I tend to just pick at games as I haven't had heaps of time the last few years.
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Post by: JR on July 04, 2015, 03:30:58 AM
I've been playing the hell out of the Streets of Rage remake.

Just unlocked and beat all 16 of the extra challenges. Really no reward for doing it, though.

I've been playing the main game as Shiva. I've always played the SoR games as Axel, but damn is Shiva a badass on this one. He's got awesome speed, power, and reach, making some of the enemies and bosses an absolute joke. And if you have weapons set on SoR2 (meaning that they don't degrade), you become godlike with his katana special. The only drawback is that his crowd-clearing special is a bit weak.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on July 06, 2015, 06:43:17 AM
Revisited Castlevania Harmony of dissonance

Revisited Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber (Alternate mode of Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel) and successfully cleared in one hour after hundreds of fail attempts. The character's sword is really painful to use and have much trouble hitting enemies compared to other close-range weapons like Castlevania whip or Mega Man Zero saber. And it's very weak aside from charge slash or 3rd slash during ground combo

I like the art style of RKS series very much, it's clear and colorful with less dirty things and reminds me the art style of Aria of Sorrow. I love the concept how Sir Michael Sepperin drinks a bottle of blood or something in his throne and shattered the wine glass before fight, it's really Castlevania
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Post by: Belmontoya on July 06, 2015, 10:13:34 AM
I've been playing a lot of Simon's Quest on my Ouya. It's nice not having to save or deal with passwords.

I'm more playing for inspiration than I am to beat the game again. Simon's Quest is in my top 3 CV's for its music. There is something very ominous and menacing about it.

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Post by: Aridale on July 06, 2015, 01:33:45 PM
I know what ya mean. Its my fav game of all time. Theres plenty of other CVs that look better and maybe sound better but none of em FEEL better than CV2
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Post by: BMC_War Machine on July 06, 2015, 02:19:12 PM
Crystalis on the NES. Man, I forgot how much fun that game is and I jist actually beat ir for my first time just yesterday hahaha. Goes to show there are some hidden gems out there that I need to beat as well lol.
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Post by: PFG9000 on July 06, 2015, 05:43:22 PM
Just beat Majora's Mask 3D.  It was okay.  I don't know if I like it any more than Ocarina of Time 3D.  I definitely prefer the early, 2D Zeldas.  And Link Between Worlds, because it's an awesome throwback.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on July 06, 2015, 06:04:12 PM
I've been playing a lot of Simon's Quest on my Ouya. It's nice not having to save or deal with passwords.

I'm more playing for inspiration than I am to beat the game again. Simon's Quest is in my top 3 CV's for its music. There is something very ominous and menacing about it.

Something about the raging of bloody tears on my ear drums while being immersed in that Wallachian environment. I know the graphics are 8 bit and pixelated but when I was a kid it was like I could see real mountains in the background.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 07, 2015, 03:58:00 AM
I just purchased Splatoon. :D
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Post by: TatteredSeraph on July 07, 2015, 03:08:25 PM
I've just finished a second playthrough of AC Revelations.  I admit that I once again cried my eyes out at the end, in Altair's Library.  If I'm not cryong by the time that Ezio finds Altair, I'm crying by the time that in Altair's final memory disk it gives the instruction 'sit in the chair'.  The tears were flwing properly as the camera panned around Altair's chair.... It's heartbreaking stuff.  It's easily one of my top gaming moments.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on July 07, 2015, 05:28:57 PM
Yeah he just sits there... it has nothing else.
And then in the future you find the chair, argh...

When this was over I watched the "Assassin's Creed: Embers".... and then more Manly Tears...
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on July 08, 2015, 12:24:16 AM
Yup yup... Ezio.... I miss him already.
Reading the novelization also has the same effect (maybe because the in game scene plays in my mind).

So few games have this effect of making everyone cry at the end.
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Post by: TatteredSeraph on July 08, 2015, 02:20:00 AM
Yup, I also watched Embers.  Yup, I cried more, even though I hate the animation style for it.  The first time that I watched it, my heart was hammering the whole time.That emotional connection to a game's characters is what I look for if possible in a game.  It's why, for all of its faults, I do admit that I love Lords of Shadow.  Another bit in Revelations that gets me is when Ezio gets back from Cappadocia, and runs back to Sofia's shop to try and find her... but find Yusf.  Yes, Revelations overall might be my least favourite of the AC2 trilogy in terms of setting, but it definitely has some of the best heartstring moments.  In the main game, the bit near the start when Ezio is unable to gave Giovanni, Frederico, and Petruccio....  I think that it's just a near perfect game series in its own right.  I don't really care for the other games (I have AC1 and 3), but find Cinor irritating, Haytham's pretty cool, but overall no where near a patch on Ezio, and Altair's too blatantly American accent bugs me.  His voice acting in Revelations is much beter.
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Post by: lesomaface on July 08, 2015, 07:55:28 PM
I brought Terraria on PC last Saturday and since then, I've been playing it nonstop.

I just got into Hardmode and not even ten minutes in that I got murdered by the Twins when I was farming for Spider Fangs.
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Post by: JR on July 26, 2015, 11:20:48 PM
Just finished the Witcher 2 last night. Great game...I loved that it wasn't a hopelessly massive RPG just for the sake of being massive, just like the first one. I'm excited to play the third one now, but that probably won't happen for a while.

Now I need to get back to the Shadow Warrior remake.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on July 27, 2015, 01:01:15 AM
3 days ago, i've finished Tales of Graces F and now i'm about to go through the bonus scenario.
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Post by: Bloodreign on July 27, 2015, 03:50:38 AM
Been playing KoF 02 UM via emulation, shame a copy of the best version of that fetches $150+. :(

It would look good next to my Japanese copy of 98 UM.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on July 27, 2015, 06:10:36 AM
BloodRayne Betrayal. It's a decent game, especially in anticipation for Bloodstained.
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Post by: Inccubus on July 27, 2015, 05:35:29 PM
Dark Souls. Finally got around to trying it out. It's great. Seems a lot more like an LoZ game functionally than a CV. On the other hand, the level design is exactly what a 3D CV really needs.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on July 28, 2015, 05:28:45 AM
Castlevania Chronicles PS1 (JP, PSN):
Revisited. It's no doubt THE first for me and I can proudly stand straight and say "My all-time favorite video game STILL".

Rockman 4 (JP, PSN):
Just beat it recently. I just can't get it as what the blue bomber is fighting for. Don't get it. Bought 5 and 6 on JP PSN for respect of the company but probably won't pick them up

Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert (Alternate mode of RKS):
I love the control scheme because the dash function gave me a feeling of "speed demon" which I can't found in modern 2D action games, it really works and handy, though it has some problems (It's very difficult to control you position pixel-perfect when you are doing moves requiring that; There are a lot of things like this in RKS. Pamela's quest in RKSF has fewer problems because of stage design).
The golden palace part 1 has really good music which became one of my most favorite track in any video game
The things I don't like: The spider which requires mechanical reaction, the devil egg whose body part attack needs every single moment no-suck-ball, and the randomness of final boss.  With the current direction of planner and producing circle being unrelated I still hope that there would be a third (Probably the final) RKS game thus made a perfect 2D action trilogy in the new generation. (The fate of Rockman ZXA is warning the circle...)

EDIT: If the engine used by RKS could bring us a Castlevania game (or CV like game) it would be THE masterpiece thus I don't need to have another. WOMI is just very lazy as he got rid of the very possibly Castlevania-esuqe plan for his own need, no known sequel since RKSF and he is now not doing anything except drawing porno pictures. Damn.

EDIT2: Fuck, The game's information page hasn't been changed since late 2013. Totally disappointed. Fuck it.

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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on July 29, 2015, 07:48:49 PM
Ohh man, recently I started new games on my PSP copy of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and my PS2 copy of Kingdom Hearts II.

Both bring warm feelings to my heart.

Except for KHII Aerith's english voice. She still sounds like a teenage cutter.
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Post by: X on July 30, 2015, 10:23:24 AM
Just got to playing FF XIV. I'm still getting the hang of things but it's interesting to play so far.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 06, 2015, 01:28:22 AM
Neko Atsume. It's so cute and you don't have to do anything. haha.
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on August 06, 2015, 09:56:05 AM
MGSV: Ground Zeroes. When TPP went up for pre-order on Steam the other day it came free with it. I've already played through GZ three times but it is so damn fun and I can't stop getting hyped.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on August 06, 2015, 07:50:35 PM
Hit up Skyrim again, and burned through another 20 hours of my life starting up a new Altmer mage. Lilith Nightstar is going to rustle the Thalmor's jimmies in the WORST POSSIBLE WAY.

¡Viva la revolución!
 
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 07, 2015, 12:18:47 AM
Picked up Shadow Warrior again, this time I'm going through a New Game+ (or EX Mode, as it is here) on Hard. Using a secrets guide to find all the hidden items and unlock all of my skills, powers, and weapons upgrades. Pretty fun.

Still liked Wolfenstein - The New Order better in this regard. What I did was go through both timelines on Hard (since you can go back and select by chapter), and then steamroll through Uber Mode with all my upgrades, and not have to worry about finding secrets anymore.

Last night I played TMNT Hyperstone Heist...I was surprised how easy this one was for a Turtles game, especially the bosses. Still fun, though.

Also played Contra Hard Corps, but I had to break out the Game Genie for that one. Got a lot easier once I realized you have a window of invincibility while sliding. It seems like there are some attacks that can only be avoided with the slide and nothing else.

Now I just got through 2 of the endings on Hard Corps without cheats (one on the giant missile and the other against Red Falcon). Woohoo! I'll keep trying for the remaining 3 endings...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: theANdROId on August 18, 2015, 07:37:53 PM
Out of curiosity and wanting to learn Shulk's background (since his introduction into Smash Bros), and because the original was hailed as being a pretty great game, I picked up Xenoblade Chronicles 3D.
...
...*ahem*
..."I'm really feeling it!"
 ;D ;D :rollseyes: :rollseyes: ;D ;D






It's...sad how much I just laughed at that.   :-\
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: NetSphereEngineer on August 18, 2015, 09:29:32 PM
Trying to keep in my quest to finish all Castlevania games in the official timeline!

Playing right now: Akumajou Densetsu and Castlevania Curse of Darkness

But I'm tempted after finish this 2 to play Shadow Tower Abyss :)

So many games so little time :(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 19, 2015, 04:03:13 AM
Castlevania Chronicles. Really good game imo. Up to Death's level at the moment.
It's really interesting that in the original NES game there's a machine/ lab which looks to be the birthplace of 'The Creature', whereas in Chronicles he's there unchained and all as a regular enemy.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 21, 2015, 12:21:02 AM
Now I just have the "Ultimate Battle" ending and the bonus ending to beat in Contra: Hard Corps. Man, I friggin' love this game. Can't decide if this or Contra 4 is my favorite. At least in Hard Corps, you're not as bad off when you die and lose a weapon, whereas in Contra 4, dying in the wrong spot can totally kill your Hard Mode run.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on August 21, 2015, 08:10:45 AM
Well after finishing Maxim mode in HoD I went back to give a crack at Albus mode. I'm doing something terribly wrong here i know it. Can Albus make it to the Large Cavern/Training Hall? If so I may just quit now and save myself the pain.  :-X
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Post by: zangetsu468 on August 21, 2015, 05:36:17 PM
Well after finishing Maxim mode in HoD I went back to give a crack at Albus mode. I'm doing something terribly wrong here i know it. Can Albus make it to the Large Cavern/Training Hall? If so I may just quit now and save myself the pain.  :-X

Albus mode Lvl 1 hard is godlike.
I always thought traversing the stages was harder on this mode with Shanoa, though re boss fights (Eligor and Blackmore) are much harder with Albus.

Up to Dracula in CV Chronicles, liking it.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on August 21, 2015, 08:25:24 PM
Finished Final Fight on the emulators. Classic beat'em up, despite the action formula is really old though.

Also drew the conclusion of Rockman(Mega Man) X6. There is a Japanese PSN version launched at July 8, 2015, I bought it but it's not a revision like what Konami did to CV Chronicles, just being simply put the original game on PSN with no change at all. There is a rumor that Crapcom didn't want to launch it to PSN English region due to the copyright issues with Japanese songs used in the game, but I thought it wouldn't be that easy, Perhaps the poor translation quality, and other crazy things are also preventing a proper English version to be launched at PSN.

The epic long battle VS. Rosenkreuzstilette (Grolla) is almost over. Failed to rush another sub-40min IGT. Maybe I'll still play RKS but not to continue suck-ball activities any more. Both RKS and RKSF are really good games and I like the art style (Remind me the style of CV Chronicles) and Grolla's controll scheme (The high-speed thrilling dash action I've never experienced since Mega Man ZX was getting old enough.) I heard that there is a new project about the re-localization of RKS, I'm very exciting and waiting for the progress now
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Post by: JR on August 23, 2015, 11:33:17 PM
Whew. Went through all 5 endings of Contra: Hard Corps. Now I can shut up about it.

Topped that off with a playthrough of the "survival horror" game Don't Shit Your Pants.  ;D

Played a bit of Abobo's Big Adventure, but the upgrade to Windows 10 left my gamepad useless right now. Really hate using the keyboard on platformers.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on August 24, 2015, 05:24:36 AM
Samurai Shodown VI, finally took down the bastard Demon Gaoh, oh so cheap. Shizumaru was the one I picked that finally did it, but took 2 damned hours to do it. Last few times I got to Demon Gaoh, he was undefeated against me, now he has 1 loss on his record against me.

Aceearly, thing is Capcom did release Mega Man X6 here in the west, on the PS2 with Mega Man X Collection all those years ago. They could've just straight up ported it to PSN without issue as the Japanese tunes aren't in it anyway from what I can tell.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Crying Freeman on August 24, 2015, 08:40:08 AM
Just beat SOTN for Saturn and Legends. I'm pretty much out of games atm lol. I did pick up Rare Replay and its excellent!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 24, 2015, 08:42:23 AM
Just beat SOTN for Saturn and Legends. I'm pretty much out of games atm lol. I did pick up Rare Replay and its excellent!

SSOTN is great, I don't care what the consensus is!! XD
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Post by: Crying Freeman on August 24, 2015, 10:00:11 AM
SSOTN is great, I don't care what the consensus is!! XD

Lol same. I love the Saturn, its becoming my favorite console along with the famicom and genesis. Glad to see another SSOTN fan  8)
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Post by: Anglachel on August 27, 2015, 12:28:20 PM
Haven't played it cause it's not out, but is anyone else looking forward to the Mad Max game? Posting cause I think it looks great and looks like a proper Mad Max title.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on August 27, 2015, 12:32:13 PM
Finished both Castlevania Chronicles (Arrange Mode) and Kirby Triple Deluxe.
Both really good games :)
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Post by: Aridale on August 27, 2015, 07:41:08 PM
Ive been on a retro kick. I set up a raspberry pi with retropie full of games with all the old consoles and set up scanlines and stuff. Been playin everything with a usb snes controller. Ordered a usb n64 controller today so I can play some 64 games. Got ps1 workin too I just gotta get a controller set up. Prolly use my xb1 controller for it tho
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Post by: JR on August 28, 2015, 04:11:05 AM
Playing Star Trek: The Next Generation for the Genesis. Just got to the SS Nakatomi part and I can't find a walkthrough anywhere for the security lasers. Gonna be a lot of trial and error here...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on August 30, 2015, 06:33:48 AM
Beat Mega Man 3, the version in the new MM Legacy Collection. It seems to be no additional content when you beat a game (The game I played is a cheap rip running on the PC so I'm not quite sure.)

Rosenkreuzstilette (Grolla) sub-38:** IGT run had been achieved, so that I can shut up about it. Finally!

Revisited Castlevania Chronicles JPN (No Miss Mode) and beat it, much like what I did in the past 3 years.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 30, 2015, 08:08:39 AM
Revisited Castlevania Chronicles JPN (No Miss Mode) and beat it, much like what I did in the past 3 years.

If you don't mind my asking, what is 'no miss' mode? I just finished the US arrange version.

MM3 is awesome btw. 2 is my all time favourite.

Playing Castlevania XX/ Vampire's Kiss at the moment.
Thinking of picking up Gargoyle's Quest I & II for the 3DS.

Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on August 30, 2015, 08:28:50 AM
What is 'no miss' mode?

Enter file name "NOMIS" and start a new game, Simon will stand there, but with one life unit. Simon can still eat meat/use herb, but his life meter will be restored to one unit after finishing a Block/Level.

Reference video: https://youtu.be/FjFyoeXsr_M
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 30, 2015, 09:04:21 AM
Enter file name "NOMIS" and start a new game, Simon will stand there, but with one life unit. Simon can still eat meat/use herb, but his life meter will be restored to one unit after finishing a Block/Level.

Reference video: https://youtu.be/FjFyoeXsr_M

Okay cool thanks. I was just going to try on hard mode instead, the enemies seem to move significantly faster and attack more.
I remember herbs vaguely but don't even recall getting one on my last play through.

Also looking at the Japanese version the chain whip looks significantly longer than the US'. I hear Simon can break block with his sub-weapon in addition.
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Post by: Aridale on August 30, 2015, 07:37:01 PM
what? gargoyles quest is on 3ds? Just the vc versions right? gb and nes? If so I got those. Either way tho hell yes. Those games are fantastic
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Post by: zangetsu468 on August 30, 2015, 10:33:11 PM
@Aridale yes exactly. They look great and I liked Demon's Crest very much.
I'm a little bit irked that you can only purchase on MasterCard or visa though, you'd think an international gaming company that generates millions would give provision for all types of cards! Holding off at the moment.
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Post by: JR on August 31, 2015, 02:29:32 AM
what? gargoyles quest is on 3ds? Just the vc versions right? gb and nes? If so I got those. Either way tho hell yes. Those games are fantastic

I never played the games growing up, but Gargoyle's Quest is pretty fun...I was excited when I first heard of Capcom bringing the games to the VC. I eventually want to try the sequels.



I finished that cryptic SS Nakatomi level on Star Trek, only to return to the friggin' mine level. Dammit.

They have this mine maze where you have to go through 4 levels of mines to find 12 miners and rescue them. Only now, they make you go back and find 49 pieces of a specific mineral on the walls. Urrrggh. Oh yeah, and only Geordi can see them. So you go through this thing with Geordi, wander aimlessly looking for rocks, kill mole creatures, beam back up when you're near death, warp to a starbase to heal him (and avoid any hostile encounters), return, then go back for more.

And the funny thing about this is that I'm not even a Star Trek fan (nothing against the show, just never watched it). I wanted to go back and play this because I remember my stepdad and I taking turns on this game and having a decent amount of fun with it. There's some fun to be had, but my god, the tedious levels are excessively so.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 01, 2015, 10:43:39 AM
I bit the bullet and purchased Gargoyles Quest I and II for VC on the 3DS.

I've started playing GC I and I'm surprised at how clutch the platforming is. I'm passed the second stage/ first tower and they really have packed in some good platforming design into this. I haven't had sweaty palms from playing a platformer in years, but this has officially sparked my interest in older platformers aside from CV.

I expected it to be a lesser version of Demon's Crest, but it feels very playable.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on September 03, 2015, 05:56:46 AM
Reached around 45-min in Arcade mode of Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel. I'm sure I can retire happily (For now). I really love RKS and RKSF!

Also picked some pirated titles (Castlevania DX, a Game Boy pirate) and Doujin stuff (The Soul of Dracula).
The pirate Castlevania DX was a really decent work, even compared to the crazy things in modern games.(I actually forgot it being a pirate made my some unnamed-and-unspeakable small Chinese companies.) The control scheme and ending was very rough though.
The Soul of Dracula was HARDCORE. Very difficult, with some crazy trial-and-true formula, the music and graphic quality was very rough, but the game still has the long-lost Castlevania atmosphere. All the things a Classic Castlevania game needs were all there. I can't beat the last two levels, but I really enjoy it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloo on September 03, 2015, 06:35:37 PM
I recently beat Portal 2. It was a great game. I didn't cry. Who said I cried? You're crying.  :'(
It has to be one of the most well crafted games I have played. Valve is the best. Portal 3 for Steam VR Headset?
'
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on September 05, 2015, 01:18:36 AM
Playing La Mulana EX for the Vita. Great exploration and platforming. It's pretty cryptic at first, until you get enough money to buy some much-needed items from the shops.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on September 11, 2015, 02:37:40 AM
I just got my Project Mirai DX for the 3DS (NA version)!
I'm so happy with this game! So cute~! I'm sure that I'll spend lots of hours unlocking everything in this game.  ;D
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 11, 2015, 06:26:57 AM
Finished Gargoyle's Quest, onto GCII
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Post by: Ratty on October 15, 2015, 03:07:28 AM
I've been consumed with playing Command and Conquer: Red Alert 1 and then Red Alert 2 for a good while now. I've beaten RA1 and the Soviet half of RA2, something I've been meaning to do since around 2008. Great games if you like RTS. But even if you don't, you gotta love any series that starts with Eistein traveling back in time to kill Hitler, and ends with a telekinetic Japanese school girl (in RA3).

Both RA1 and RA2 are free at the moment by the way. Red Alert 1 was released as freeware on Command & Conquer's anniversary some years ago, and RA2 is free to grab on Origin for a limited time.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on October 15, 2015, 04:17:35 AM
Finished Castlevania POR without using the Vampire Killer.
Then beat Richter and got the VK.
Then beat Sisters mode with all optional bosses On Hard Max cap Level 01.
Now playing Richter/ Maria mode on Hard Max Cap Level 01.

Years ago I'd already beaten the game with the VK on Jonathan/ Charlotte mode and then finished that mode on Hard Max cap Level 01, but I may do it again. I may also try my hand at the boss rush and arena mode on HMCL1, as this was the one thing I'm not sure I completed. I think I did everything and got up to the part of the arena where you fight 2 of 'The Creature' at once. Although I'm sure I did beat this on regular hard mode, normal was a breeze.
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Post by: X on October 15, 2015, 10:48:07 PM
Transformers: Devastation. Awesome game as it's based off the cartoon series and not the god-awful Micheal Bay garbage. It's not a long game as it took me about 8 hours to finish. Did it on the same day I bought it. Has all the original voice actors too. Worth every penny in my opinion. Right now I'm playing Dragon Quest Heroes.
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Post by: Crying Freeman on October 16, 2015, 08:18:40 AM
Finished Gargoyle's Quest, onto GCII

Amazing game! Playing through as well on 3DS
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on October 26, 2015, 01:11:41 AM
I saw some Dark Souls 3 footage, and that made me go back and play Demon's Souls, for some reason.

Trying a pure melee, pure strength build right now (Damn World 4 manta rays, rrrgghh). I have a Crushing Battle Axe +3 that works pretty well...sometimes I like to switch out with a Blessed Mace for Stonefang Tunnel and other places, so I might (but probably won't) put some points in faith later on.

The concept of World Tendency was pretty awesome in theory, but it's kind of a pain in the ass to manipulate. I mean, it's fairly easy to get pure black world tendency, but I wish they would've made more ways to get pure white. Either that, or I wished I better understood the concept initially. Kinda sucks that I've essentially missed out on some NPC's and items.
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Post by: X on November 04, 2015, 12:27:43 AM
I've finally gotten my hands on Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim. So far I'm liking the game. I've yet to see the connection between this game and Ys 3: Oath of Felghana, however I feel I'm getting close. The Ark has already been mentioned and I've seen the place where Galbalan (the boss of Ys 3) was supposedly manufactured.
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Post by: Sul_Yong on November 04, 2015, 09:10:52 AM
Call me lame, but I finally started playing Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the first time ever. My room mate called me out saying, "How can one be a quarter century old and not beaten this game?"

I guess I was too busy bingeing on Castlevania for the last several years...
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Post by: Jago on November 04, 2015, 02:38:09 PM
league of legends im an ezreal main  :D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on November 04, 2015, 04:29:06 PM
Still doing the L1 Hard run of Castlevania POR on Richter/Maria mode, up to Death and Dracula/death.
Death's HP is 4444 but he's still tougher than Brauner due to the randomness of his attacks and scythes.

Found something interesting though, some tech that can potentially assist other gamers. If you play as Maria alone and summon Richter with the "Holy Cross" (not the 'Boomerang Cross') then substitute him out directly after with A, the rotating holy cross actually follows Maria's sprite while you're still moving her around the screen.
This comes in particularly handy with Death to clear out random scythes.
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Post by: Neobelmont on November 05, 2015, 07:12:13 PM
Been on a tales of kick after Halloween. Been play vesperia, symphonia, just got tales of hearts r for the vita tv, and even tempest. yeah tempest  :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on November 07, 2015, 03:28:46 AM
Beat the Boss Rush hard mode of Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles. It costs me about one year to master every single detail of bosses, but the RNG of Puppet Master, Masked Demon/Grim Reaper, and Mirror Creature still suck my dick. And I've done with this game; Probably the memory about the game won't disappear until the end of my life. I'm looking forward to the awesomeness of how Lecarde Chronicles 2 would be.
Also I don't know how the 5-min result appears... Perhaps the game also save the result that players failed in the boss rush course?


Also involved in some King of Fighters, bought the titles from '96 to '98 (PSN-JP version) and beat the Team Play mode of mentioned titles.
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Post by: KaZudra on November 08, 2015, 10:24:39 PM
Windows 10 is Fucking amazing now.

That being said I decided to play Saints Row 2 for the shits and giggles, to my surprise, it was completely playable vanilla. I am enjoying this game alot.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on November 09, 2015, 12:32:57 AM
Right, all optional bosses defeated and up to Dracula on POR (Hard max L01)... Got a pattern down to beat him, just need to do it.
Next stop OOE Albus Vs Dracula on the same mode.. Then I will be the new ruler of Castlevania..  ;)
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Post by: JR on November 10, 2015, 03:17:34 AM
Never realized how tedious it can be to farm ore in Demon's Souls. Now I'm trying to get a pure bladestone, ugh. That BP dual katana skeleton in 4-2 can suck it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gunlord on November 10, 2015, 03:08:23 PM
Yeah, it takes ages for Pure Bladestone to drop. I was the happiest clam in the entire world when mine finally did.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on November 10, 2015, 04:40:11 PM
I was the happiest clam in the entire world

You mean like, the Quahog Clam? XD
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on November 10, 2015, 10:24:31 PM
Yeah, it takes ages for Pure Bladestone to drop. I was the happiest clam in the entire world when mine finally did.

So, you're now a clam? I thought you were a kitty?
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Post by: KaZudra on November 12, 2015, 11:26:03 AM
Fallout 4
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on November 15, 2015, 01:09:41 AM
Yeah, it takes ages for Pure Bladestone to drop. I was the happiest clam in the entire world when mine finally did.

Hehe, I know what you mean. Mine just dropped after maybe 50 or so runs (not counting all the times I got killed). When I got it I was like, "...really? Already??" Pleasant surprise.


Playing on NG+ now. The Maneater fight seemed more tedious than usual...he kept flying around out of my reach, especially when I'd be a hit or two away from finishing him and the 2nd one was on his way.

I think I have all of the "problem" bosses out of the way (except for maybe the False King...he'll probably kick my ass at least a few times), but still have the entirety of World 4 to go. Something tells me I really won't like 4-2 this time around...

EDIT: Woohoo! Got the platinum trophy! Now I'm going into NG++, duping my beast soul with the Stockpile Thomas exploit, leveling to 712, and just screwing around in general. Want to see what kind of damage I can do, especially with the Butcher Knife and Blueblood Sword.
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Post by: eryson on November 15, 2015, 01:16:38 PM
Im playing Nightmare Sphere. i have this for a long time but never noted how Great that game can be until i played it these days.
Besides the rapes and other things, to a free game Its Pretty Awesome Metroidvania.

Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gunlord on November 15, 2015, 02:12:06 PM
Let's be careful to keep this thread SFW, but yeah, Nightmare Sphere has surprisingly good gameplay for what it is. However, the premise of the game is...not to everyone's taste, to put it mildly :p We've probably mentioned it before, as a Castlevania Clone it's quite good, but the porn stuff can be...offputting ;-;
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Post by: Super Waffle on November 15, 2015, 10:33:36 PM
I wrote an Overwatch fanfic the other day.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gunlord on November 16, 2015, 04:34:14 AM
I reviewed an overwatch fanfic the other day ;D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on December 03, 2015, 03:55:36 AM
Gave up on my idea of hitting level 712 on Demon's Souls...just got too boring. It was kind of cool seeing what a Blueblood Sword could do in NG++, but I just lost patience after level 620.

Started Dark Souls again instead. Think I'll mess around with spells this time. Things are opposite for me this time around: I thrashed the bell gargoyles with a Claymore at level 20, but got my ass kicked by the Capra Demon. Ornstein and Smough were really easy for me the first time (not sure why), but I have a feeling they'll mop the floor with me when I get to them on this playthrough.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 03, 2015, 05:03:27 PM
Okay, officially beat every boss in Castlevania POR aside from Dracula. (Playing as Richter/Maria on Hard max L01 cap).
Form 1 Dracula is the most difficult boss in the game imo. I have a pattern down and have beaten him, but with 6666HP the fight takes its sweetass time.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on December 03, 2015, 07:24:19 PM
Balls-deep into Bloodborne at the moment, hoping by the time I'm done, the rumors of a Demon's Soul remaster will be true and the game's well on its way. I've never played any of the Souls games and I'm excited to backtrack and check 'em out in time for Dark Souls III (highly doubt I'll play 'em all by then).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on December 03, 2015, 08:17:41 PM
I played Dark Souls for a while, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.
I don't mind challenging games, but it is stupidly easy to be killed for the first 5 or so hours of the game, and it literally discouraged me to the point of a permanent ragequit.

I prefer games which give you more agency in whether you live or die, and are more forgiving of your actual deaths.

As for what I've been playing recently? Halo 2 Anniversary HD Remaster and Ryse: Son of Rome on Xbox One.

343 prettied up Halo 2 SOOOOOOOO MUCH. And Ryse: Son of Rome might actually be the prettiest damn game I've seen on ANY console. Not surprising, give that it's a CryEngine game, but impressive nonetheless.
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Post by: X on December 03, 2015, 10:51:50 PM
Already mentioned but doing Fallout 4. after playing through the game for a while I find it feels depressing. But that's just the ambient background music getting to me. And there's not a whole lot of variation either. My fix was this; turned of the ambient music and instead turned on my mp3 player to supplement the background bgm. I had a blast!
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Post by: JR on December 04, 2015, 12:04:20 AM
Balls-deep into Bloodborne at the moment, hoping by the time I'm done, the rumors of a Demon's Soul remaster will be true and the game's well on its way. I've never played any of the Souls games and I'm excited to backtrack and check 'em out in time for Dark Souls III (highly doubt I'll play 'em all by then).

I need to get back to Bloodborne soon, with the new DLC and all. Damn good game. Kind of wished they did more with the Insight...that was a pretty cool idea.
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Post by: Aridale on December 04, 2015, 09:03:44 PM
Already mentioned but doing Fallout 4. after playing through the game for a while I find it feels depressing. But that's just the ambient background music getting to me. And there's not a whole lot of variation either. My fix was this; turned of the ambient music and instead turned on my mp3 player to supplement the background bgm. I had a blast!

You can replace the songs of the ingame stations with your own files as long as you keep the same names
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on December 05, 2015, 09:01:56 AM
currently 400+ hours into MGSV: TPP. just got into FOBs a few weeks ago. dang this game is incredible. FOB is like MGS2 on steroids.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on December 11, 2015, 05:11:17 PM
currently 400+ hours into MGSV: TPP. just got into FOBs a few weeks ago. dang this game is incredible. FOB is like MGS2 on steroids.

I don't know how the game kept your interest for 400+ hours. It's easily my least favorite game in the series. I'd rather play Metal Gear Solid 2 40 times than finish Phantom Pain ONCE. Where's the plot? Where's the story? Where's the character interaction? If I wanted Far Cry, I'd play Far Cry.

Metal Gear Solid V: THE FULTON PAIN is a fun game, but after finishing the "campaign", I never once felt like I'd played a Metal Gear Solid game, much less one by Hideo Kojima.

It's pretty clear to me that Konami ruined this game during production by being, well... KONAMI.

I just started a new run through the Mass Effect Trilogy to psyche up for ME: Andromeda, myself.

I'm playing an Engineer for the first time ever, and this is my "Let's be a total asshole to everyone in game 1 and see what happens for the rest of the trilogy" playthrough.
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Post by: X on December 12, 2015, 10:32:07 AM
Speaking of MGSV, i've not yet finished that game. It's funny. I've completed almost all of the entire series not counting the acid titles since I've never played them. Not fond of card games like that. The three games I cannot seem to complete are MG Portable Ops, MGS Peacewalker, and MGSV. I not sure why that is. Maybe I find that they go on for too long where-as the earlier games were the right amount of playtime and the only thing I had to focus on was the mission at hand--not constructing and running a business.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on December 12, 2015, 11:04:16 AM
Speaking of MGSV, i've not yet finished that game. It's funny. I've completed almost all of the entire series not counting the acid titles since I've never played them. Not fond of card games like that. The three games I cannot seem to complete are MG Portable Ops, MGS Peacewalker, and MGSV. I not sure why that is. Maybe I find that they go on for too long where-as the earlier games were the right amount of playtime and the only thing I had to focus on was the mission at hand--not constructing and running a business.

Peace Walker is the REAL Metal Gear Solid V.
Hideo Kojima even confirmed as much in several interviews during the game's development -- the development team actually referred to it as Metal Gear Solid 5 during production. The general inference seems to be that Konami wanted Metal Gear Solid 5 to be a big AAA console release instead of a handheld game, and made them change the name prior to release to reflect this.
And trust me, the finale of the game is SO WORTH THE EFFORT. Finish it.

The HD remaster is pretty definitive, and the Metal Gear Solid 4 style controls make it a bit easier, if that helps any.

As for the Ac!d games, I love them. 2 was definitely better, but one can appreciate that they have their own independent canon that branches off from Metal Gear 2 and assumes MGS never happened (so as not to screw up the official timeline). It also was a pretty novel reinterpretation of the MGS playstyle, and it bums me majorly that they were never released on the PSN.

Portable Ops was... okay. It didn't tell us anything we didn't already know if we'd played Snake Eater and listened to what Liquid and Big Boss had said in prior entries, but it was a commendable attempt at bringing the playstyle and graphics of Subsistence to a portable format. It was mostly successful, but the issues that ARE there are pretty effing glaring. I think if it were available to download to Vita, the second analog stick would alleviate many control issues in the game, but alas, it is not. As a result, Portable Ops is best remembered as an interesting experiment that ALMOST worked, but mostly served as a testbed for Peace Walker to come along later and refine.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 12, 2015, 02:16:28 PM
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

- "Hardgame" mode
- No equipment; armour, accessories, whip tips etc
- No Spellbooks
- Relics activated
- Only attacks are the standard VK whip and a subweapon

The game is much more challenging as bosses especially as well as regular strong enemies can kill in 1-2 hits even at the end of the game.

I've made it up to the true final boss, though Maxim is proving extremely difficult to best.
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Post by: KaZudra on December 12, 2015, 08:30:14 PM
picked up the Killer Bundle 6 and gamemaker's bundle at bundle stars, which came with the 3drealms classics, so I'm playing some badass DOS classics.
Halloween Harry is STILL good, loving the blast from the past.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on December 13, 2015, 06:53:08 AM
Re-visited Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth hard mode with better dolphin emulator (powered-up 5.0 version with 64-bit OS support) in my laptop and it sucks as always. The frame rates still drop at the "crushing wall" traps in stage 3 and I had no idea. The Grim Reaper was fairly tough, not to mention the whole damned stage 5 in hard mode, but he's cool. Also the laser attack reminds me Grolla/Raimund's super Desperation move in Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel and the super Desperation move of Masked Demon/Death in Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles.
Stage 4 succubus route in hard mode was living hell, so I chosed to get two keys to open the alternate path. The Golem boss must be defeated with one life from the checkpoint after alternate path entrance or you'll get sucked (The time players were given was too short if players die at boss fight and continue with next life)
Dracula was also tough to hell, but I love Adventure Rebirth

Played Castlevania The Adventure and Belmont's Revenge with emulators. The music was great, the games were too tough to beat that I must set emulator's save states during boss fights, but I was very satisfied for the amazing quality that they gave players at that time.

Also involved in PC versions of King of Fighters 98 UM and 2002 UM because I can use boss characters to kick some stuff, unlike original versions
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Post by: Bloodreign on December 14, 2015, 03:01:15 PM
What have I been playing? Why my latest acquisitions of course.

FC:
Tower of Druaga

PSP:
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
Power Stone Collection

Saturn:
King of Fighters 97

PS2:
Sega Ages Puyo Puyo Tsuu Perfect Set

PS1:
Rival Schools Japanese version
Vampire Savior EX
King of Fighters 98
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Post by: JR on December 17, 2015, 12:49:22 AM
Still playing Dark Souls, now on NG+. Playing for the platinum trophy  :-[ Just gotta get the weapons and miracles trophies, then I'm done. God I love these games. Can't wait to get to Ornstein and Smough again.
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Post by: Bloodreign on December 17, 2015, 12:53:09 AM
Psycho Soldier on PS3 bought from PSN, the US version has a woman who sings in a painful on the ears voice. Shame they didn't use the Japan revision, where the woman's voice there is far more soothing and doesn't sound like someone stepped on her foot while she was singing.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 28, 2015, 02:55:33 AM
I've just completed Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance on 'Hard game' mode.
No max life/ mp/ heart-up's collected, no whip upgrades, no armour or accessories worn (aside from the essential JB/MK bracelets which boost zero stats), no spellbooks, standard Vampire Killer and subweapon only.

The game was not so difficult, but fighting
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was frikkin hard. I ended up using the bible the entire game and switching to Holy Water for that battle alone. I still like the game a lot but will probably never have reason to play through it again, unless I want to finish Maxim mode which is much easier.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on December 28, 2015, 05:15:09 PM
Juste mode is actually easier as he has a working inventory.

I've been playing Halo 3 for the first time since before ODST got released. So many memories -- it really is my favorite single player campaign of the series, though ODST and Reach came pretty damn close with interesting and witty casts of characters.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 28, 2015, 07:47:16 PM
Juste mode is actually easier as he has a working inventory.

If you're equipping the best armour and inventory etc then yes, but otherwise I call bs. Maxim has broken moves, stronger attacks, two attacks which offer invincibility for a number of seconds (one which can deduct close to 1000HP from enemies) and a triple jump. Juste without spells or armour is weak compared with Maxim, and can not run amok in the Castle the way he can. If you need an inventory while playing as Maxim you're not doing it right.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on December 29, 2015, 05:52:05 AM
Re-visited Castlevania Chronicles and this time heading for a no-damage run of US version or a  speedrun (To surpass WR is hopeless....) Or just give up if can't record a vid properly

The RNG is crazy when affected the sickles summoned by Death RANDOMLY. Not sure if there is a staple way to finish Death without being hit
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Post by: X on December 29, 2015, 10:03:29 AM
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The RNG is crazy when affected the sickles summoned by Death RANDOMLY. Not sure if there is a staple way to finish Death without being hit

If you have the boomerang with the triple shot icon then it shouldn't be too tough to knock out the sickles as they appear. And at the same time, score hits off Death.
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Post by: TheTextGuy on December 30, 2015, 04:16:06 PM
Re-visited Castlevania Chronicles and this time heading for a no-damage run of US version or a  speedrun (To surpass WR is hopeless....) Or just give up if can't record a vid properly

The RNG is crazy when affected the sickles summoned by Death RANDOMLY. Not sure if there is a staple way to finish Death without being hit
I don't think I could even do a no-damage run of Castlevania Chronicles, especially due to Death (as mentioned) and that pit in the final level.
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Post by: KaZudra on January 01, 2016, 02:19:19 AM
Destiny
Despite all of it's flaws, I still find it really enjoying, especially with a few friends.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on January 01, 2016, 05:59:07 PM
Destiny
Despite all of it's flaws, I still find it really enjoying, especially with a few friends.

Destiny is one of those games I have always enjoyed because the mechanics are just so satisfyingly executed, but the story and level of content left a lot to be desired. As of House of Wolves, the content problem went away. And as of The Taken King, almost every issue I had with the storytelling was addressed.

I wish there was an in house way of rewatching cutscenes though.

Destiny is now so superior to almost every other online shooter out there it's ridiculous. I love it when people try to compare Battlefront to it -- there's no comparison to be made at this point (and given EA's recent DLC announcements, there will NEVER be a comparison to be made).

Destiny was underwhelming at launch, but holy hell if it hasn't delivered on a lot of what was promised -- it just took longer than we expected.

I miss trading Mats for Marks though.
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Post by: JR on January 03, 2016, 12:52:45 AM
Finally started Fallout: New Vegas...I think Fallout 4 coming out made me realize that I needed to play NV already. It's just been sitting on my shelf ever since the release date.

Liking it...only 1 corrupted save file so far!  :-X
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Post by: son_the_vampire on January 04, 2016, 11:08:44 AM
For PS4 I've been logging hours on X-2 , Xenoverse and sometimes I'll put on FFX.

On the Wii-U for game night I've been shredding some Mario Party 10 and Judgement.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on January 05, 2016, 06:47:19 AM
Multiplayer games only lately with 4 ppl:

Mario Kart 8
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma
SSB Wii U
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Post by: Soleiyu Belmont on January 09, 2016, 10:25:11 AM
Super Castlevania IV and MGSV
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Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on January 09, 2016, 11:11:10 AM
MGSV
Rocket League
Dark Souls II
DOOM
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 10, 2016, 02:36:41 AM
Ninja Gaiden Sigma.
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Post by: X on January 10, 2016, 02:25:49 PM
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Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

Good game. Really good game. Although I feel Rachael's chest moves around a bit to much, especially when you consider how tightly bound in place it is. But then again this is Team Ninja we're talking about here, lol.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on January 10, 2016, 04:03:35 PM
This is the thing, I have been playing quite a few games in the past but had to stop due to priorities over the past couple of years.
Games I'm part way through:

Final Fantasy Xiii-2
Skyward Sword (Hero mode, no hearts, shield or upgrades)
Twilight Princess (Hero mode, no hearts, shield or upgrades)
Phoenix Wright 3
Secret of Mana
Castlevania Adventure Rebirth

As well as Castlevania OOE (Albus mode) and POR (Richter/ Maria mode) both up to Dracula on Hard max L01 with optional bosses beaten.

Hopefully I will be able to find time to finish some of these this year.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on January 11, 2016, 04:49:39 PM
Playing Fallout 4 again. I may have a problem.
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Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 22, 2016, 02:35:18 PM
I've just started final fantasy explorers today!!
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Post by: Super Waffle on January 23, 2016, 11:40:54 PM
Arabian Fight
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Post by: KaZudra on January 24, 2016, 05:09:54 PM
Halo: MCC
Destiny (still)
Some good ol' 360 titles on my ONE
Titanfall
A bunch of Free play crap from EA.

Until I get to building a new PC, my Xbone will have to do for now, needless to say it's inspired me to cut back on Steam impulse shopping for awhile, with a smaller Library, you get to play and enjoy them all, instead of Binge playing 200+ steam titles.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on January 24, 2016, 06:22:55 PM
Castlevania III, keeping it classic.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on January 25, 2016, 10:07:55 AM
Castlevania Chronicles (PSX US version) no damage challenge failed ... Only ONE hit from success...
But for PSX Japanese version, I completed the no damage challenge at during 2014 with mechanical keyboard+emulator combo  ;)
PSN Japanese version... Oh too much for meeeeeeeeeeeeeee :'(

Tested PSP network connection with the download contents of Mega Man Powered Up (Rockman Rockman). Amazed that the download content service of this single title is still working, even AFTER PSP became one of the older generation's handheld console
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on January 25, 2016, 02:50:25 PM
Been tag-teaming Saints Row the Third and Saints Row IV: ReElected a lot.

Laura Bailey is an underrated comedic GENIUS of voice acting in this series. She's my preferred voice for Boss Saint.
Although I made Sterling Archer in Saints Row IV as voiced by Nolan North, and so far... it could actually be Sterling Archer. There's no difference in personality really.

But seriously, Laura Bailey. She's just as good for a game as Jennifer Hale, and even funnier too.
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Post by: JR on January 27, 2016, 12:49:37 AM
Played the Old World Blues DLC for New Vegas, and man...I'm so glad I'm finally done with it. Give me any of the Fallout 3 DLCs any day of the week, and even those were pretty "meh." They went kind of crazy with the enemy HP in OWB, and the dialogue was mercilessly long. I'm really surprised I hated it this much.

Think I'll finish the main game now, since I already screwed up Veronica's quest like half the game ago and didn't even know it.  >:(
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 29, 2016, 04:42:18 AM
160+ Hours sunk into Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Damn pretty game... I don't even DO the main storyline much, as I tend to be an explorer/mission guy. xD
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on January 29, 2016, 06:31:02 AM
Saints Row IV ReElected. This series gets me having the time of my life every time I play -- it's hugely crass and funny and makes no apologies to anyone. If Seth MacFarlane made GTA, he'd make something like Saints Row.
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Post by: Bloodreign on January 30, 2016, 02:52:56 AM
Puyo Puyo Tsuu on PS2, with a desire when I get free time again to play some Sam Sho, and some Panel de Pon (not the US ounterpart Tetris Attack).
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Post by: JR on January 30, 2016, 03:24:52 AM
After putting it off for years, I finally started Ninja Gaiden II (360). I'm on chapter 4 so far. It's fun, but the camera is awful. Starting to get used to the controls, but it just seems like you can't cover very much ground when you need to evade quickly, like on the chapter 3 boss.

So far, so good, but I'm still just dreading the point when this game officially hands my ass to me. I don't know when it'll happen, but I know it's coming.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on January 30, 2016, 06:07:45 PM
After putting it off for years, I finally started Ninja Gaiden II (360). I'm on chapter 4 so far. It's fun, but the camera is awful. Starting to get used to the controls, but it just seems like you can't cover very much ground when you need to evade quickly, like on the chapter 3 boss.

So far, so good, but I'm still just dreading the point when this game officially hands my ass to me. I don't know when it'll happen, but I know it's coming.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Sigma 2 were pretty great Vita ports that I prefer to the originals to this very day. I kind of hoped a Sigma 3 would be released that ported the enhanced version of Razor's Edge, but Sony was too busy murdering their own handheld with a hatchet and framing "the market environment" for the murder. (http://kotaku.com/mobile-gaming-didnt-kill-the-vita-sony-did-1733350950)
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Post by: zangetsu468 on January 31, 2016, 12:12:28 AM
After putting it off for years, I finally started Ninja Gaiden II (360). I'm on chapter 4 so far. It's fun, but the camera is awful. Starting to get used to the controls, but it just seems like you can't cover very much ground when you need to evade quickly, like on the chapter 3 boss.

So far, so good, but I'm still just dreading the point when this game officially hands my ass to me. I don't know when it'll happen, but I know it's coming.

Gaiden II does not pose the challenge of its predecessor. Specifically not GI on hard mode.
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Post by: JR on February 01, 2016, 01:42:10 AM
Gaiden II does not pose the challenge of its predecessor. Specifically not GI on hard mode.

Heh, that's...disappointing and relieving at the same time. Just got to Volf's castle, and I'm still learning moves. The only thing I've really been using is the Dragon Sword with Izuna Drop, Flying Swallow, OTs and UTs.

I still gotta get out of the Souls mindset of slower, more methodical combat. One weird thing that has seemed to help with a few bosses I've gotten stuck on (like the lightning guy, can't remember his name) is to just forget trying to learn enemy patterns and just be aggressive as hell. Can't believe it actually worked in a few spots.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on February 01, 2016, 02:49:25 AM
Heh, that's...disappointing and relieving at the same time. Just got to Volf's castle, and I'm still learning moves. The only thing I've really been using is the Dragon Sword with Izuna Drop, Flying Swallow, OTs and UTs.

I still gotta get out of the Souls mindset of slower, more methodical combat. One weird thing that has seemed to help with a few bosses I've gotten stuck on (like the lightning guy, can't remember his name) is to just forget trying to learn enemy patterns and just be aggressive as hell. Can't believe it actually worked in a few spots.

If all else fails, spam windmill shuriken and flying swallow.

Also if bosses corner you or there moves take a long time, try either evading by off the wall jumping followed by downthrust when Hayabusa has invincibility frames, or long winded charge attacks timed right which allow invincibility frames also.

I think the bosses in NGII are supposedly harder though, maybe aside from Alma(?) Aida(?) or what's her face from I.
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Post by: The Bizarre Trooper on February 03, 2016, 07:58:37 PM
Bloodborne & Samurai Warriors 4 part 2!
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Post by: X on February 05, 2016, 09:39:34 AM
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(like the lightning guy, can't remember his name)

Alexei I believe his name is. Yeah he's a piece of work in an upper-class kinda way--Very prideful and arrogant.

Got back into playing Muramasa rebirth for the Vita and trying out the other chapters that I downloaded last night. I'm getting a kick out of the Demon child scenario. It's like one of those anime stories where the guy tries to hit on a beautiful woman but insted ends up proposing to someone else when he's not looking, and it just goes downhill from there with the antics, lol.
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Post by: Bloodreign on February 06, 2016, 06:58:18 AM
Samurai Shodown Part whatever hits me at the moment, more than likely 3.
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Post by: son_the_vampire on February 17, 2016, 01:04:55 PM
FFIX
They really outdid themselves with the IOS release. Really cleaned the game up a bunch. It also handles much better than the VII release. Now please give me VIII and i'll be all set!
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Post by: zangetsu468 on February 17, 2016, 04:20:37 PM
Blazblue CP Extend for PS4, Mario Kart 8 and Smash 4
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on February 18, 2016, 06:29:16 PM
Checked some bootleg hacks of King of Fighters 2002, and revisited my dear CV Chronicles

In "10th anniversary version" or "KOF 2005 unique" bootleg versions, expanding the existing parameter of original version characters is actually an interesting idea, but player version of Rugal sucks (The motion of Bead Destruction and Kaiser Wave are as slow as taking shit, Genocide Cutter only 2 hits)
The boss version Rugal seems normal, but defense level is paper level (like player version) when controlled by players. And in Practice mode, if Boss Rugal chosen, player Rugal will come instead. I think there's a Boss switch that keeps the Boss Rugal with normal/boss level defense is unique to CPU, but that's nothing important at all. Both version of Rugal in "2005 unique" sucks.
Also I like the VA of 2002 Rugal because he's the same person who did Dracula's Japanese VA in SotN and I can, actually, feel some Dracula in it. It's a shame that Rugal's VA changed to a new-recorded one in 2002UM.
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Post by: Bloodreign on February 21, 2016, 12:50:18 AM
Checked some bootleg hacks of King of Fighters 2002, and revisited my dear CV Chronicles

In "10th anniversary version" or "KOF 2005 unique" bootleg versions, expanding the existing parameter of original version characters is actually an interesting idea, but player version of Rugal sucks (The motion of Bead Destruction and Kaiser Wave are as slow as taking shit, Genocide Cutter only 2 hits)
The boss version Rugal seems normal, but defense level is paper level (like player version) when controlled by players. And in Practice mode, if Boss Rugal chosen, player Rugal will come instead. I think there's a Boss switch that keeps the Boss Rugal with normal/boss level defense is unique to CPU, but that's nothing important at all. Both version of Rugal in "2005 unique" sucks.
Also I like the VA of 2002 Rugal because he's the same person who did Dracula's Japanese VA in SotN and I can, actually, feel some Dracula in it. It's a shame that Rugal's VA changed to a new-recorded one in 2002UM.

Norio Wakamoto was the voice of not only Rugal, but M Bison as well. He also does a lot of anime characters as well.


As for me, Valis games.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on February 21, 2016, 02:34:56 AM
Samurai Shodown Part whatever hits me at the moment, more than likely 3.

Was it III or IV that was on PSX?

I thought it was cool but had plenty of lag.
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Post by: Bloodreign on February 21, 2016, 04:29:11 AM
Was it III or IV that was on PSX?

I thought it was cool but had plenty of lag.
Both of them actually, but only 3 came to the US. 3 had a ton of loading (I still have my copy, my first owned Sam Sho title), and 4 the music restarts every round, but the loading is a little less.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on February 21, 2016, 04:55:19 AM
Both of them actually, but only 3 came to the US. 3 had a ton of loading (I still have my copy, my first owned Sam Sho title), and 4 the music restarts every round, but the loading is a little less.

Sounds like 3 actually. It was a loooong time ago.

Funny how different releases of games have different specifics too.
I've had both the Japanese and US and PAL versions of Capcom vs SNK 2 and the Japanese version's ("Millionaire Fighting") "Turbo 2" speed setting is faster than the others. I was always glad to get the better version.
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Post by: Bloodreign on February 21, 2016, 10:45:43 AM
It's like King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match, the Japanese version I own has blood, the US version contains none at all. No buckets of blood, but the usual fare for past Japanese versions of KoF.
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Post by: X on February 27, 2016, 09:51:28 AM
Recently picked up Resident Evil: Origins Collection for the PS4. Since it has the improved control scheme I should have more fun with playing the game rather then navigating the D-Pad just to move forwards :P
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Post by: zangetsu468 on February 28, 2016, 12:33:56 AM
Recently picked up Resident Evil: Origins Collection for the PS4. Since it has the improved control scheme I should have more fun with playing the game rather then navigating the D-Pad just to move forwards :P

How is it?

Ozgameshop were having a special where that and Assassin's creed ps4 were around 60 AUD. Slightly tempted but have a huge backlog of games.
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Post by: X on February 28, 2016, 01:26:29 AM
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How is it?

I'll check it out tomorrow...which would be today as it's already 1:25 am, lol! After I wake up I'll load it up see.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on February 28, 2016, 03:18:02 PM
I've been taking a bit of a break from gaming in favor of writing, but I'm still finding the time to get in some Dino Crisis.

I wanna shake the hand of Shinji Mikami for his awesome job at pitching this to Capcom.

"Okay, I have the perfect idea to capitalize on the popularity of Resident Evil, guys."
"What is it?"
"Resident Evil."
"..."
"WITH DINOSAURS."
":o"
" :-X"
"BRILLIANT."
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Post by: X on February 28, 2016, 08:11:00 PM
Played a little bit of RE Origins Collection today and I have to say that the controls are good. I can get into the game without the D-Pad's old-style controlling driving me nuts while I'm trying to survive. Although juggling resources is still a hassle as I want to keep everything I find, lol.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on February 28, 2016, 10:25:38 PM
Played a little bit of RE Origins Collection today and I have to say that the controls are good. I can get into the game without the D-Pad's old-style controlling driving me nuts while I'm trying to survive. Although juggling resources is still a hassle as I want to keep everything I find, lol.

But Origins is a HD remaster of REmake and RE Zer0 isn't it? So the controls would more than likely be the same for those too.

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Post by: X on February 29, 2016, 10:04:47 AM
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But Origins is a HD remaster of REmake and RE Zer0 isn't it? So the controls would more than likely be the same for those too.

RE Zer0 and the original RE, yes. I've played them both prior to the origin's collection and the D-Pad controls were always bothering me. You can still use the D-Pad but now you can also use the stick, which I'm doing. The game's going that much faster for me and I'm getting into the game with more of an interest then before.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on February 29, 2016, 03:52:03 PM
RE Zer0 and the original RE, yes. I've played them both prior to the origin's collection and the D-Pad controls were always bothering me. You can still use the D-Pad but now you can also use the stick, which I'm doing. The game's going that much faster for me and I'm getting into the game with more of an interest then before.

Oh I see, so the older versions still had oldschool controls. Hmmm.. Well that is a pickle in a PB&J sandwich.
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Post by: KaZudra on February 29, 2016, 04:10:17 PM
I've been taking a bit of a break from gaming in favor of writing, but I'm still finding the time to get in some Dino Crisis.

I wanna shake the hand of Shinji Mikami for his awesome job at pitching this to Capcom.

"Okay, I have the perfect idea to capitalize on the popularity of Resident Evil, guys."
"What is it?"
"Resident Evil."
"..."
"WITH DINOSAURS."
":o"
" :-X"
"BRILLIANT."

Dino Crisis could definitely use a revamp, especially with the modern RE action style, too bad we were left with Dinosaurs in SPAAAACE.


Also, backlog has been updated
Beaten;
Somewhere out there; fun 2D portal style puzzler, really short though
Castle in the Darkness; Really challenging, really rewarding; one of the best NES inspired metroidvanias of all time
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on February 29, 2016, 06:08:40 PM
Dino Crisis could definitely use a revamp, especially with the modern RE action style, too bad we were left with Dinosaurs in SPAAAACE.

Really, once you've done "Jurassic Park Takes Over Raccoon City", where else was there to go?
Dino Crisis 3 had all the camp wonderfulness of the premise down pat, so I can't give it too hard a time.

This is a series that needs a fourth game though. Holy crap. Especially with the One-Hit-KO Runaway Home Run success of Jurassic World in theaters and Blu-Ray sales.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on March 16, 2016, 01:52:41 AM
Now I'm just killing time until Dark Souls 3. Playing Crysis 2...meh. I guess I thought playing a soldier with a superpowered suit would be cool? Kind of dull so far.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on March 16, 2016, 02:53:08 AM
I've been trying out SFV, it's interesting but I'm not in love with it atm.

DMC4 SE with Vergil on Legendary Dark Knight is doing me just fine.
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Post by: Bloodreign on March 16, 2016, 01:47:48 PM
Smash TV because....I'd buy that for a dollar.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on March 16, 2016, 02:27:06 PM
Predictably, I've been hitting Skyrim hard.
I've also been playing Diablo III.
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Post by: Neobelmont on March 16, 2016, 03:41:04 PM
When I have the spare time I practice some of my Japanese with dragon quest III and fire emblem gaiden on my famicom.

And you know what, I tried it again and it kicked my butt and that is Valkyria chronicles. This makes code name steam look like a cake walk.
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Post by: JR on March 30, 2016, 12:16:43 AM
Heh, I know I complained about Crysis 2, but it ended up being pretty fun.

Started on the first Fallout afterward. Spent most of the time just learning the esoteric controls, fighting off cave rats with a knife (and nearly dying), then messing around in the first town. My brother-in-law suggested just to read up on the lore for this game and don't even bother playing it, because according to him, it's aged very poorly. But that wouldn't be very fun, would it?  :P
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Post by: zangetsu468 on March 30, 2016, 12:23:40 AM
Started Shovel Knight last week. Actually I'm quite impressed, I never had any expectations.
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Post by: X on March 30, 2016, 01:02:30 AM
Recently I've had a Parodius itch to scratch. And with my new SNES-esque controller, playing them is a blast  :D
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Post by: zangetsu468 on March 30, 2016, 07:35:47 AM
Recently I've had a Parodius itch to scratch. And with my new SNES-esque controller, playing them is a blast  :D

Nice, I've got the SS version.

Thing I hated about it is playing 1p the game stops when you die whereas 2p keeps going.

The SS/ PSX versions were my favourite though and slightly different from what I recall.

I used to main Michael :p
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Post by: Bloodreign on March 30, 2016, 11:01:00 AM
Nice, I've got the SS version.

Thing I hated about it is playing 1p the game stops when you die whereas 2p keeps going.

The SS/ PSX versions were my favourite though and slightly different from what I recall.

I used to main Michael :p
Auto power up mode in 1 player mode is the way to die, and keep going. Personally I hate that mode because you never get enough speed ups (2 is ideal). Great, great series, shame it ended on a strategy game.
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Post by: JR on April 03, 2016, 01:40:35 AM
Picked up Dynasty Warriors 8 without being too familiar with the franchise...playing Ambition Mode. Seems pretty simplistic, but fairly fun so far.
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Post by: X on April 04, 2016, 11:34:53 PM
Fired up the ole MAME emulator and tried it out with my PC SNES controller. Just finished up a round with Knights of the Round, lol.
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Post by: theANdROId on April 06, 2016, 08:20:36 AM
I've really enjoyed Hyrule Warriors Legends.  I was nervous about how different it was, but I really like how it plays.  I may have to check out the other series which it's supposed to be similar to, in regards to gameplay.
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Post by: Inccubus on April 12, 2016, 06:17:37 PM
Stardew Valley. The mods are pretty neat too.
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Post by: Bloodreign on April 14, 2016, 02:05:32 AM
This:


AKA Puchi Carat, PS1 Japanese version is high on my want list, the rare times it's on Ebay, it's overseas, and a tad pricey.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on April 14, 2016, 02:11:49 AM
Street Fighter V, but there's surprisingly a lack of online players where I am.

Just jumped in raw, never played it before.
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Post by: Bloodreign on April 14, 2016, 04:31:08 AM


I get the feeling I need to give this one a run on the trusty old Saturn sometime soon too.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on April 14, 2016, 07:30:31 AM
Played some KOF titles and related games on PS2 (emulators).

Neo Geo Battle Coliseum ... Well it really had the potential to became one of the "Greatest hits" games but suffered from horribly tough (and rather pathetic) CPU routine. It's rumored that the main tag system hadn't even decided until the last minute of release.
I like the VA of Mizuchi because the VA distinguished himself to be more than a mere clone of KOF'97 version Orochi and his VA sounds more like human.

Buried myself into the arranged soundtrack in King of Fighters 98 UM (PS2 version) for weeks. Advanced tricks are needed to make the emulator run at 60 fps
Favorite arranged tracks: Both Rugal and his Omega self, normal Geese, boss appearance demo
Geese is in the great party of déjà vu along with the mighty boss team

The PS2 version of KOF 2002 has some glitches that can cause opponents to be defeated immediately and it happened randomly. Although I like Geese in this version because he's more or less the same as his almighty SVC moveset, and the PS2 emulator have problems with screen size of SVC. Geese can't even shout out names of the moves in some of the earlier-dumped NeoGeo ROM versions of SVC

 KOF 94 Re-bout version... Many of the greatest themes in all games...  Art of Incident... MVS mode opening theme... Also this version of Esaka ROCKS. The deep and serious atmosphere in these tracks is one of the all-time treasures

It's a shame that the NeoGeo sound module never had any chance to do with Castlevania tracks
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Post by: JR on April 15, 2016, 03:46:21 AM
Playing Dark Souls III right now...so far, so good. Kind of wish it was less linear, like the first one...that was great the way the worlds were all so interconnected.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on April 27, 2016, 07:22:44 PM
Picked Capcom Vs. SNK 2 and chose VS modes with friends through PS2 emulator.
CvS2 WAS, IS, and WILL ALWAYS BE one of the all-time masterpieces in all games. Just how cool that version of Rugal's Genocide Cutter was, and the light effect that the round kick itself "cuts" through opponent kinda reminds me Zero's Z saber in Mega Man X6

The Genocide Heaven super is BEAUTIFUL. 

kuledi...TOTOMEDA! *The kick cuts through opponent and the coolest light effect comes out*
Shout out is so awesome that I even give up thinking Rugal is some kind of bad guy

Also Rugal's CvS costume is the coolest IMO

LOVE the Idea of Shin Akuma/Gouki and God/Ultimate Rugal

Geese Howard can do run-type dash now thanks goddess

There's a soundtrack clip called "Wipe out" which is used in the final match arena in Osaka before Rugal/Akuma and that particular soundtrack clip ROCKS.  *The tune itself sounds like a theme specially written for Iori though

Anyway it's good to see how awesome a fighting game can be; It's an awesome match which can't be easily forgotten


KEEP ROKIN' BABE

*The coolest beep sound beeps*
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Post by: Bloodreign on April 29, 2016, 06:53:01 PM
Metal Slug..... a lot of it.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on April 29, 2016, 07:51:46 PM
SFV online, maining Bison (dictator) it's my favourite iteration of him, liking the version of him without a psycho crusher special move (super only) better.

Shovel knight, need I say more.


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Post by: X on April 29, 2016, 11:26:33 PM
Giving Fallout: New Vegas my first try-out. After playing some more of Fallout 4 I had to give its predecessors a play. I'm enjoying it so far. Had my keester handed to me by those damned scorpions! Not so thrilled about that part...  >:(
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Post by: KaZudra on April 30, 2016, 06:09:44 AM
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.
So far it's the best one IMO, now looking forward to 1/2 Genie Hero
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Post by: JR on May 01, 2016, 11:54:37 PM
Giving Fallout: New Vegas my first try-out. After playing some more of Fallout 4 I had to give its predecessors a play. I'm enjoying it so far. Had my keester handed to me by those damned scorpions! Not so thrilled about that part...  >:(

Was that right after you leave the first town? That's when I first encountered those things, and I got promptly wrecked, too.


Still playing Dark Souls 3, this time on NG+, playing in ember mode as much as I can, in hopes of fighting more NPC and player invaders. Invaders must be seriously nerfed on this one (had heard about this but don't know the extent), because I haven't been totally annihilated yet. I've been ganged up (2v1) a good handful of times, but that was in covenant territory. It was actually pretty fun...I've gotten pretty close to killing at least one of them several times when I'm facing two, but no such luck yet.

I'm surprised how much it adds to the game when you can continue certain NPC's sidequests without accidentally messing them up. I just played through on NG without trying to perform specific actions for quests, just doing stuff as it came up. But now the game's growing on me quite a bit, knowing what I need to do to see them to the end. Going for the usurpation of fire ending this time...
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Post by: yamabigdog on May 02, 2016, 12:37:58 AM
Enter the Gungeon.  It's a weird, quirky rouge-like with, you guessed it, guns.  The market is really starting to get saturated with rogue likes, but this one has some charm to it.  Addictive too.  Something about the way all the characters bounce when they walk about.  Cheerfully heading towards their inevitable doom.
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Post by: Gunlord on May 02, 2016, 02:35:15 AM
Battlefleet Gothic and Trails in the Sky. Both pretty fun 8)
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Post by: zangetsu468 on May 02, 2016, 04:52:55 AM
Just finished Shovel knight. Liked it. Onto the next one now..
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Post by: X on May 02, 2016, 09:46:42 AM
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Was that right after you leave the first town? That's when I first encountered those things, and I got promptly wrecked, too.

Yup. Stupid Radscorpions.. >:(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on May 04, 2016, 10:07:28 PM
Just beaten Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel (Pamela) with 1-HP-mode patch last night.
Always have only 1 HP in the whole game is cruel, but actually very satisfying after I beat it. Kinda reminds me the "NOMIS" mode of Castlevania Chronicles (PS1) which is also given only 1 HP at the start of every stage

It touched me that the developers had made in-depth test themselves in order to find out any problem within the game that caused it can't be beaten without getting hit and then built the game in an ideal shape that satisfied players and developers both

That's the reason why RKS, RKSF and Castlevania Chronicles became the chosen games on my unbeatable list of top 3 in all games.
Castlevania the Lecarde Chronicles is also a potential entry of my top 3 but I have false images of Lecarde Chronicles 1's hard mode
 I also love to see another game that is as cool as Lecarde Chronicles 1 came out but I still looking forward to see how awesome Lecarde Chronicles 2 will be when it comes out in the nearest future
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Post by: JR on May 07, 2016, 02:21:42 PM
Finally playing the Bloodborne DLC...man, it took me a while to get the feel of the gameplay back again
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Post by: TheTextGuy on May 09, 2016, 07:43:41 AM
Been playing a lot of Streets of Rage 2 ever since that Tim Allen hack came out.  Man is it ever satisfying to play as Max, grab a mook and just break them!

Also been playing a lot of Serious Sam: TFE.  It's a pretty intense game; the best way I can describe is if you're in a run n' gun, but in 3D. The levels aren't exactly mazelike, but there are still plenty of secrets to find.
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Post by: JR on May 20, 2016, 12:59:16 AM
Been playing the new Doom on ultra-violence difficulty (just like the old games)...this thing is a blast. It's  suprisingly tough (and often frustrating), but it just adds to the fun. I'm liking the various ways you can strategize against each enemy wave. I've been spending at least a few hours on each level making sure I get all challenges, secrets, etc., and it's been awesome so far. Two days of gameplay and I'm only now starting mission 5! This feels true to the first two games, and yet, its own thing all at once.

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Post by: zangetsu468 on May 20, 2016, 10:14:16 AM
Fire Emblem Awakening. Finally up to the last chapters.
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Post by: Bloodreign on May 21, 2016, 06:02:15 AM
King of Fighters, all the 2D ones from 94-02 UM (XI and Neowave included, only 02 UM isn't a real copy I own :(). Will finish vacation with some Sam Sho, and perhaps a dab of Alisia Dragoon.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on May 26, 2016, 08:57:59 AM
Yeah it's a REALLY sad thing that there was no such a Castlevania game on NeoGeo system... I can pretty sure that NeoGeo sound module can reach a Castlevania tune's maximum potential       *buzz kazz tttttt tsch*

Even NeoGeo sound module can be annoying with rough instrument and not-so-good arrangement like that of SVC chaos/kof2001-2003, It HAS that potential (check kof98/99)
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Post by: Belmontoya on May 26, 2016, 04:29:30 PM
Castlevania on Neo geo pocket color would have been amazing.

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Post by: zangetsu468 on May 26, 2016, 05:06:04 PM
FE Awakening is such a good game but it's so damn long for a handheld game. I thought I'd made it to the last chapter and now wondering if the game will ever end. I believe I'm up to the second last chapter now.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on May 29, 2016, 09:52:20 PM
Lost to the special battle against Rugal 02UM. It's far beyond my ability to beat him because I'm not such skilled to deal with CPU on drug (and the whole kof genre; I stick to 2d action from when I start to have knowledge about video games to now and I play kof simply because there're some unique and cool character design/supers like that of Rugal's)

For Rugal's costume design I prefer the costume of Rugal/G.Rugal KOFM style in some MUGEN videos; It's wonderful to see a Rugal with his cvs coat (during combat!) but everything is kof style; It's REALLY a shame that there's no such a coat after 94 ver. (during combat) in official titles of KOF thus every version from 95 ends up with Rugal without his coat (during combat)

On the other hand it seems the MUGEN character authors REALLY like CVS Rugal design; The actual CVS Rugal design in the original games is REALLY that cool as they described and REALLY a true classic
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Post by: JR on May 30, 2016, 12:32:03 AM
I saw the Nerd's Paperboy video and tried it out myself. I suck at that game...can't even get through Wednesday. Just like when I was a kid!  :P
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Post by: zangetsu468 on May 30, 2016, 01:32:55 AM
I saw the Nerd's Paperboy video and tried it out myself. I suck at that game...can't even get through Wednesday. Just like when I was a kid!  :P

Shit I know, it was funny.. I hate axo games, especially 45 degree axo/ parallel perspectives. :D
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Post by: TheTextGuy on May 30, 2016, 08:15:51 AM
I've been playing a lot of Ristar lately.  Just the way grabbing, swinging and attacking feels in the game is pretty great.  Shame the game didn't get anything beyond a few mentions and cameos.
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Post by: Lumi Kløvstad on June 01, 2016, 01:37:00 AM
SO MUCH OVERWATCH
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Post by: JR on June 05, 2016, 02:33:58 AM
Went back to Doom to play multiplayer. Can't really say how it compares to other MP games since I never play them, but this is fun. I suck at it, but it's pretty satisfying.
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Post by: Nightale on June 08, 2016, 10:17:36 AM
I played recently (this year) life is strange, game of thrones from telltales, also walking dead : michonne and I am playing Nightkeep nearly everyday, sigh. Thats all for this year so far. I really like episodic games.
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Post by: X on June 12, 2016, 10:15:50 AM
Giving the new re-release of Odin Sphere a try. It been release for both the PS4 and the PSVita. I got the Vita one as I don't have many games for it. That, and it was the only copy left, and it was cheaper  ;D  Very good game so far. Although I think I hurt my neck as I was playing the game almost non-stop yesterday... :-\  I'm almost done the second play through, the one with Prince Cornelius who was turned into a Pooka.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on June 12, 2016, 02:42:38 PM
Opened a new game on FE Awakening, difficulty: Lunatic/ Classic. Even the first level took a few tries to suss out.

Playing Shifting Worlds for 3DS. Can't decide if I like it or not.
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Post by: JR on July 10, 2016, 12:44:53 AM
Playing Metal Gear Acid right now. Not familiar with card-based stuff like this, but it's not too bad. Picked this up back when I was a Metal Gear fanboy, and haven't given it a serious go until today.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on July 15, 2016, 09:25:36 AM
Finally beat Gal Gunvolt (I'm PSV version, it seems that it's called Mighty Gunvolt for 3DS and other platforms, but who cares). No pain, no glad, nor any delight emotion at the moment when I beat the last guy who casts mirror attack*.
I won't stop my way to my next target for a hunter of non-stop kickass fluent amazing beat-crap action classic best remix ultra pro HD ultimate edition blablabla ... but the result seems to disappoint me for a long time... Reminds me even stuck in PS1 Castlevania Chronicles/Rosenkreuzstilette 'till the end of life is a better choice sometimes


(*Pretty much the similar reaction after clearing Mighty No.9



Eternal Fighter Zero is a good thing though I don't care much about the backstory of girls. The only thing not satisfied me is they don't like to talk much during battle, 'cauze voice being not "so" implemented (in newer versions)...But anyone can mod voice, palette, music, etc. I love the functions

And how Sayuri can grab and send opponent toward walls (aka God-Press/Gigantic Pressure). Good.
Hard to say "Sayurispin" is better than "Rugalspin" since it's a hidden super (like MAX2) but to think one can drill an opponent to jam... It always feel kickass and satisfying
I don't get it: why Rugal never use his drill in KOF2002 (and further titles)...........!!

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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on July 15, 2016, 11:44:59 PM
Back to Asphalt 7. sigh... still waiting for Pokemon Go.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on July 16, 2016, 02:20:54 AM
How about no gaming because career is fucking my life like a topless bartender doing extras on weekends to pay college tuition fees and make ends meet.
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Post by: JR on July 18, 2016, 02:27:20 AM
Playing BioShock Infinite, finally. I was afraid it wouldn't hold up to the first one in terms of overall quality, but it's just as good so far. The combat is kind of flat, but it would be kind of dumb to expect top-tier combat from a BioShock game, I guess. Great story and atmosphere.
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Post by: X on July 22, 2016, 09:42:41 AM
Got my hands on Song of the Deep. I haven't gotten very far yet, but so far I like what Ive seen. Some of the puzzles have been bothering me though as they are not without time crunches--the bane of my existence!.. the game features both finding items, then upgrading them at Hermit Crab vendors. The underwater environments have a very quiet atmospheric melody about them. I can't exactly explain it but for those who've played the underwater area in Alice Madness Returns it is very similar to that.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on July 22, 2016, 08:04:36 PM
http://www.ozgameshop.com/ps4-games/star-ocean-integrity-and-faithlessness-ps4-game (http://www.ozgameshop.com/ps4-games/star-ocean-integrity-and-faithlessness-ps4-game)

Anyone played this? I'm thinking about getting it, not that I will necessarily have time to play it ;)
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Post by: X on July 23, 2016, 10:52:20 AM
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Anyone played this? I'm thinking about getting it, not that I will necessarily have time to play it ;)

Ive seen this game around but never bought it. I might someday if I feel like it. Even though I own the first 2 games for PSP I've not finished them yet.
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Post by: JR on July 29, 2016, 03:25:55 AM
Just played through Valis on the Genesis. Really not much more than a distraction for an hour or so. Not outright bad by any means, but not really great, either.  :-\
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on July 29, 2016, 04:10:34 AM
Eternal Fighter Zero.
Got some Character/Background color issue on my laptop and there's currently no way to help about it because the game was old,  T T  (Maybe hardware change is needed; My laptop sucks in some cases like that)

The control scheme is amazingly well for an independent maker's work; There're still core fans of the game in other region, maybe in Asian countries because it features some of the famous Visual Arts/Key game characters


Also there's a sweet, sweet Sayuri in the game. T T
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Post by: Gunlord on July 29, 2016, 11:09:11 AM
Just a ton of Vindictus lately. Wanna get to level 90 ASAP +cry
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Post by: Bloodreign on July 30, 2016, 02:52:01 AM
Just played through Valis on the Genesis. Really not much more than a distraction for an hour or so. Not outright bad by any means, but not really great, either.  :-\
Valis 3 on the Genesis is really good, but you might be better off playing the PCE CD versions of 1,3, and 4 (2 was the first released for the PCE CD, and was not very good, poor game has no good versions it seems). 3 and especially 4 though, are amazing on the PC Engine, 1 is pretty nice too. 3 has three playable characters like the Genesis version, and 4, unlike Super Valis IV on SNES, has 3 selectable characters as well, just no Yuuko as she is now a goddess in the series.

As for myself, KoF, recently picked up the PS2 Japanese Orochi Hen complete (95-97, will go good with my Wii Orochi Saga), and a disc only 02 Unlimited Match regular version ($20 disc, full circle from a $20 Raiden Project PS1 I got years ago).
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Post by: X on July 30, 2016, 11:48:58 AM
I fired up my PS4 copy of Shovel Knight and was surprised to see that after finishing the game, I was treated to playing the game again as Plague Knight. But OH-MY-GOD is it hard! Hard as F**K! The Levels are still the same however Plague Knight' control scheme is much different then that of Shovel Knight. And that is where the majority of the difficulty lies. The jumping is where I had the most trouble. Especially in areas that require you to leap across great chasms or tricky spots. There is a way to do it but it takes a bit of practice. But I tell ya, I was cursing and cussing almost through the entire game. I had to stop at Mole knight's lair before I could get any more riled up  >:(
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Post by: zangetsu468 on July 30, 2016, 08:17:49 PM
I fired up my PS4 copy of Shovel Knight and was surprised to see that after finishing the game, I was treated to playing the game again as Plague Knight. But OH-MY-GOD is it hard! Hard as F**K! The Levels are still the same however Plague Knight' control scheme is much different then that of Shovel Knight. And that is where the majority of the difficulty lies. The jumping is where I had the most trouble. Especially in areas that require you to leap across great chasms or tricky spots. There is a way to do it but it takes a bit of practice. But I tell ya, I was cursing and cussing almost through the entire game. I had to stop at Mole knight's lair before I could get any more riled up  >:(

It's really good and has that Megamanesque quality of learning via repetition as pitfall deaths are your worst enemy.

I haven't completed plague knight's game, his jumping mechanic seems a bit awkward to me tbh.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on July 31, 2016, 12:18:32 AM
Just started Saints Row 3. I like it so far...my first game of the series. I like the level of absurdity that this has, and I've just barely gotten into it. And holy hell, the metal radio station absolutely kills! Some good songs I've never heard before.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on July 31, 2016, 01:43:09 AM
I started with SR3 as well. The game SR2 a try after that. And yes the level of absurdity is part of its charm, lol. It will get more-so near the end too.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Intersection on July 31, 2016, 03:24:10 AM
I've been looking around Steam for a while for a new game to sink my teeth into. I tried out Ark: Survival Evolved yesterday - it's a lot of fun, has a great deal of content and depth, but it just won't run properly on my PC. I might give it another go once it's fully released.

I ended up picking up Elite: Dangerous, which is a game I've always wanted to try - it's still downloading. I hear the grind is pretty tedious, but the exploration has me excited. I guess we'll see what happens when I start playing :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 01, 2016, 02:36:11 AM
I started with SR3 as well. The game SR2 a try after that. And yes the level of absurdity is part of its charm, lol. It will get more-so near the end too.

So how is the 2nd game compared to 3? Worth picking up?

(Also, to anyone that may have read The Authority, I made my character go barefoot, in honor of Jack Hawksmoor, or something.)
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Post by: X on August 01, 2016, 06:34:06 PM
I would recommend it. There seems to be more to SR2 then SR3. And the city of Stillwater seems to feel more alive the Steelport does. There's more variation in terms of locations as well. The character creation menu in SR2 is sub-par when compared to SR3 & 4, but don't let that hold you back. I never did give the original game a play-through as they never made it for PS3 nor do I own an XBOX 360 so I can't tell you about that one. But give 2 a play-through and see for yourself. You will find more absurdity in SR4 and Gat out of Hell.
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Post by: JR on August 02, 2016, 12:41:21 AM
Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to check SR2 out.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on August 05, 2016, 04:34:24 AM
After failing the expert challenges in King of Fighters 02 Unlimited Match 300 times on purpose, I have now unlocked everything the game has to offer for art,  and characters (mainly just for Nightmare Geese, everyone I had already unlocked 2 days ago). A lot of effort for a character I'm no good with. :P
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: The Bizarre Trooper on August 05, 2016, 04:47:00 AM
Eternal Ring by From Software and Bloodborne! =) I'm planning to purchase King's Field: The Ancient City for PS@ and the two King's Field for PS1.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 08, 2016, 03:33:25 AM
I saw the US version of King's Field in a used game store near me, on top of a stack of games on the counter. I asked about the price and the girl told me it hadn't been put in their inventory yet.

It wasn't there the next time I went.  :(
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 08, 2016, 03:58:58 AM
Eternal Ring

That is one game I always wondered about but never got to play. Hope it's good.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on August 09, 2016, 01:09:18 PM
That is one game I always wondered about but never got to play. Hope it's good.

Gave it once a try, found it really crappy, never touched it again.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on August 11, 2016, 01:31:34 AM
Kagayaku Kisetsu e /To the Radiant Season (PS1)

Just like to see such a plot about the daily life like that, and the Eternal World described in the game sounds like a really good place. I was not happy because I made all decision myself, it costs me lots of time to hear characters' voice and get a first image of plot; But at last it gave me a bad ending that obviously feel "incomplete" and that sucks my @$$. It's the reason why I'm not quite fond of visual novels...
All the things are in Japanese; I think there is an English patch but it's for PC version, and I'm tired of adjusting different PC specs just for a little amount of specified games.
The game ISO image is quite difficult to find on the internet (specified for PS1 version...), but I eventually got it at a Chinese site...
I know little Japanese language but I have no problem to read the plot. The PS1 version was developed by KID in 1999 and they made lots of drawback for PS1 but I think PS1 version is above 95% of the original and no obvious lost seen in the transition. (In PS1 version there's no text box and the text would fill the whole screen but I think it's okay; I'm the type which mainly focus on the plot when I'm really inside visual novels so it's okay. Also I don't quite like some of the character portraits since the eyes of some girls are wayyyyyy too big... But at least Mizuka is okay, I think.)
Probably I'll take a second assault to get a true ending in next few days; The quest to the Eternal World is just about to start.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 11, 2016, 03:45:36 AM
Gargoyle's Quest II for GBC. Liked it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 13, 2016, 01:23:39 AM
Right now I'm trying to free up some storage space on my PS3, so I'm playing PS Plus games I downloaded in the past and deleting them as I go. Tried Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood for an hour or so, but didn't really like it. Moved on to Siren: Blood Curse...seems kinda so-so...hope it gets better.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on August 13, 2016, 11:10:31 AM
I've been kinda going through a Bethesda blitz for a while now. Rotating from Fallout's 3, New Vegas, 4 and Skyrim.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheTextGuy on August 14, 2016, 03:38:49 PM
For some unknown reason I've been playing Sonic Heroes.  I borrowed it as a kid, but didn't beat it.  Bought a copy for nostalgia purposes, played through a campaign, decided to play again after months of not playing and... oh my, this game has problems.  Controls feel slippery (whether you liked or hated how the Adventure games felt, this game's worse), special stages are borked and you have to play the game four times to get the final level while having all seven Chaos Emeralds.  Not saying the game is irredeemable, it's got some good points, and it's an overall average game, but yeah those are some of my issues.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on August 14, 2016, 08:17:22 PM
Kagayaku Kisetsu e /To the Radiant Season (PS1)

Get Mizuka's true ending. Why Kohei must keep himself FAR away form Mizuka at first is the thing I still can't get it...
The Eternal World is so cruel that one must live there forever once the contract is set and he/she hasn't got a lover in the real world at the end of regret time... But it's a perfect place for people who were filled with despair/suffering/don't dare to face real world/real world hurt them too much...          :P
It seems that PS1 version lacks voice actor interviews(interviews are unique in PC full voice version as what I can tell); and other bonus were set available by default in PS1 version (=no unlockable specials after true ending=worthless)...
Overall I like the game; It's still above 95% of the PC original's quality aside from the strange opening. Not actually the same as some dude on nicovideo message board said ^o^
Why the media mix of the game so limited was probably because some of the developer staff went away from original company (and they formed Visual arts/Key later...!) and then the company KID (responsible for PS1 version) collapsed in about 200x without fortune. I KINDA WISH the PS1 version could get a PSN Japanese /PSN western release but it may end up being some kind of fantastic dream...



...
A failed attempt of Lecarde Chronicles hard mode playthrough was also there about few days before



Yes, I CAN beat normal mode no-death but hard mode is simply WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY too much for me, and now I'm in totally desperation
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: squaretex on August 15, 2016, 08:39:35 PM
Now that AM2R has re-affirmed my love for Metroid, I decided to plug some holes in my backlog...namely, the Prime games. For some odd reason, I got a good ways into the first one, but never finished it. And stories of the second's difficulty made me run away as a chicken. ;)

BUT...having come across Metroid Trilogy for 40ish bucks, I've dusted off my long-neglected Wii...and the fun has begun. :D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 16, 2016, 02:47:39 AM
Now that AM2R has re-affirmed my love for Metroid, I decided to plug some holes in my backlog...namely, the Prime games. For some odd reason, I got a good ways into the first one, but never finished it. And stories of the second's difficulty made me run away as a chicken. ;)

BUT...having come across Metroid Trilogy for 40ish bucks, I've dusted off my long-neglected Wii...and the fun has begun. :D

Some of Prime 2's difficult has been reduced in the trilogy, particularly with bosses - so I've read.

Also I'd recommend the PAL version of MP1 as the trilogy contains the NA release which doesn't have as good particle effects, plus it has a hard mode. (Not sure but this may be in the trilogy version).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 16, 2016, 03:09:43 AM
I loved the first Prime, but Prime 2 seriously annoyed me...that might be why I haven't played the third one yet, I don't know. The bosses were fun, but the backtracking and ammo were irritating. (Not to say that backtracking is a bad thing, but it just felt tedious in Prime 2.)

Speaking of not finishing Gamecube-era games, I have to get back into Wind Waker one of these days. I finished the first dungeon years ago, but then got into the boat and just never picked it up again for whatever reason.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 16, 2016, 08:47:50 AM
I loved the first Prime, but Prime 2 seriously annoyed me...that might be why I haven't played the third one yet, I don't know. The bosses were fun, but the backtracking and ammo were irritating. (Not to say that backtracking is a bad thing, but it just felt tedious in Prime 2

Granted there is some backtracking but Prime 2's world felt much more immersive, impressive, with better AI, more levels of verticality, and it felt more isolated (like the first 3 Metroids) to me.

Prime 3 is the opposite of Prime 2; linear, with beam-stacking. It's more like Prime 1 but better imo.   
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Post by: PFG9000 on August 18, 2016, 11:01:54 AM
I didn't really care for Prime 3.  I've only played through it once, so I do owe it a second go.  But I think all the characters and dialogue made it feel like less of a Metroid to me.  And it felt unfinished.  The snowy section of whatever planet that was seems so tiny, like they intended to do more with it but never got that far.  I did like the motion controls quite a bit though.  Overall, of the Prime games I like the first the best, then Echoes, then Hunters, and Corruption last.

Lately I've been putting lots of time into Final Fantasy VI.  I've never finished a jRPG before, and I really don't care for the genre at all.  It took me many years and at least four attempts to really get into FF6.  But in the end I enjoyed it quite a bit.  It's definitely one of the best games I've ever played, even if the genre isn't my thing.

Now that I finished FF6, I'm working on Marathon: Infinity.  I love those Marathon games, but I never played much of the third one until now.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Gunlord on August 18, 2016, 11:59:34 AM
Been playing a lot of Vindictus lately, since the new boss rush mode was just what I'd been looking for ;o
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheTextGuy on August 18, 2016, 11:41:08 PM
Somehow been in a run and gun mood lately
Been playing some Gunlord for the Dreamcast.  It's a nice Turrican-esque game that will satisfy that Turrican itch. A bit rough at some places, but it's fun and satisfying.  If only it was on a service like Steam or PSN instead of being just a exorbitantly expensive Neo Geo PCB or part of a less expensive but still steep costing Dreamcast bundle with other NG Dev Games.
Also played some Metal Slug X after watching a retrospective of the series.  Might give Metal Slug 4 another chance someday.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on August 19, 2016, 02:20:45 AM
I didn't really care for Prime 3.  I've only played through it once, so I do owe it a second go.  But I think all the characters and dialogue made it feel like less of a Metroid to me.  And it felt unfinished.  The snowy section of whatever planet that was seems so tiny, like they intended to do more with it but never got that far.  I did like the motion controls quite a bit though.

The characters were meh, no Metroid game has executed another "human" character as well as Fusion imo.
The game's environment certainly felt less organic than the first 2 primes, but I don't believe the frozen section you're referring to necessarily felt unfinished. I was actually quite surprised that such an area was juxtaposed to the rest of that planet.

Personally I think Prime 1 would have been better than Prime 3, but the point where you enter the Phazon mines seemed a bit uninteresting to me, particularly that part until you fight the giant space pirate and acquire the phazon suit. Although I appreciated the challenge of the mines more so than the previous areas I felt that the overall design was a bit uninspiring compared to the rest of the game. Prime 3's areas were less predictable, had better controls and had some elements from prime 2 (like the space jump) which made it a more enjoyable experience imo. I didn't mind Hunters, but it's definitely lacking in its 1P campaign and I wouldn't rate it with the others tbh. 
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on August 28, 2016, 12:40:04 AM
Playing Bionic Commando Rearmed 2...so far not as well-made as its predecessor overall, but still fun. I keep seeing so much stuff that I'm not able to get yet until I obtain other abilities...hopefully they didn't string the player along too much before actually giving them a means to backtrack and get those items.

Played a bit of Tetris Ultimate for Vita tonight, too. Any sort of iteration of Tetris is always fun for me to play for an hour or two once in a while. This one has really somber music, for some reason...the music itself is good, but it's just kind of funny that they would give such a melancholy vibe to one of the most popular puzzle games of all time. But I digress.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: KaZudra on August 28, 2016, 05:49:41 PM
Replayed My share of Metroid games...
Beat Super Metroid, AM2R, Zero Mission, and Fusion in that order.
Now on Prime Trilogy, Mainly because the GC Prime's Controls are just too awkward for me.
So Far I've only had to have a little assistance in Prime 1, mainly because it's rather easy to forget a Room that required a power-up and getting lost was pretty easy early on.

But now I've got a clear Idea on why a good amount of people don't like the term "Metroidvania", even though it's an umbrella term for Non-Linear Exploration based platformers, Metroid does it completely different than other metroidvanias.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 30, 2016, 12:55:12 AM
Pokemon and Zelda picross. I should have started playing this long ago.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 30, 2016, 03:44:37 PM
Beat the first two stages of the Nioh demo and unlocked both DLCs for the main game. This game so clearly wants to be a Souls game that I refer to it as a Soulslike, but it's got some unique twists, and the setting obviously reminds me more of Team Ninja's own Ninja Gaiden series.

It also generally feels less dangerous than Bloodborne, which I really have to be in the right mood to play. So it's nice to play a Soulslike that isn't quite as punishing as FromSoftware's games, and with traditional stage selection, just to mix things up when I'm feeling a bit too bitchslapped and confused by Bloodborne's difficulty and branching paths.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on September 03, 2016, 09:57:18 PM
Played through Wizards & Warriors last night. It's one of those games that I like to return to every so often. No challenge whatsoever, but it's always fun.

Trying to get as many PSN games completed as I can right now to free up hard drive space on my PS3. Waiting to play Dead Nation right now, as soon as the update finishes downloading. 25 minutes and counting...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on September 11, 2016, 07:22:41 PM
I was recently reminded of "Spooky's House of Jump Scares" (re-titled to "Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion" over a legal dispute) through a James and Mike Monday.


I thought it would be perfect for Halloween and considered waiting, but nah. It's a good game so far. I played through the first 200 rooms in about an hour and at least so far there's a savepoint every 50 rooms, right after the level boss.

Did I mention it's FREE? http://store.steampowered.com/app/356670 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/356670) because it's free. Check it out if you're in the market for a horror game.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on September 12, 2016, 09:52:04 AM
I've been giving Star Trek Online a try on my PS4. The free-to-play version is quite loaded for an MMO. I was able to make a character the way I wanted and a uniform to boot. So far the game is fun although I had to find certain things out the hard way as there was no explanations I could find. The starship customization also has much to offer including purchasing a Constitution class...my fave  :D  I still have yet to get my hands on one however I'm still passing the time with the ship you start out with; the Maranda class. The ships themselves have variant parts to mix and match your taste so that's a plus as well.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on September 13, 2016, 01:17:05 AM
I've gone back to Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection to check out some more games and eventually get the platinum trophy for the hell of it. I really like Fatal Labyrinth...that one was a nice surprise for me. It's supposed to be a roguelike dungeon crawler (although I think it just gives you floors in a random order and doesn't actually procedurally generate them), and it's really primitive, but not in a bad way. It's pretty fun.

This would be a good time for me to check out the Phantasy Star games on there, as well...
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Post by: TheTextGuy on September 17, 2016, 09:52:53 AM
This would be a good time for me to check out the Phantasy Star games on there, as well...

Don't have the Ultimate Genesis Collection.  However, I do have some Genesis games from Steam.  I have some of the Phantasy Star games, so I guess I'll have to get to them eventually.  That, and I'll have to get to the Shining series too.

Speaking of RPGs, been playing some Ys games recently.  I've beaten Ys1 and Ys2 and they're pretty fun.  Playing through YsVI and it's a very fun and enjoyable game despite some of its flaws.  It feels like a nice blend between the fast paced bump system in Ys1 and 2 and the more typical attack button style that other ARPGs have.  I quite like it.
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Post by: Aridale on September 17, 2016, 07:05:17 PM
I just bought a xperia play for like 40$ strictly for emulation. No phone use. So Ive been getting it setup and playing stuff like CV2 Redaction... Friends of Mineral Valley... Gargoyles Quest... gotta test the system lol
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on September 17, 2016, 11:19:13 PM
Just recently I picked up a PS4 copy of the Bioshock collection. It's got all the DLC as well as sharper resolution for the earlier games. I've yet to finish the first one, but that should be fairly soon. Then I can give the second game a try since I've yet to play it. I've already completed Bioshock infinite a while ago so no rush for that entry.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on September 18, 2016, 01:48:10 AM
I've gone back to Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection to check out some more games and eventually get the platinum trophy for the hell of it. I really like Fatal Labyrinth...that one was a nice surprise for me. It's supposed to be a roguelike dungeon crawler (although I think it just gives you floors in a random order and doesn't actually procedurally generate them), and it's really primitive, but not in a bad way. It's pretty fun.

This would be a good time for me to check out the Phantasy Star games on there, as well...

I have that collection, and due to not having a second pad to play 2 player Sonic 2, and kill the first boss, I can't unlock the original SMS Phantasy Star. :(
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 18, 2016, 07:16:48 AM
Started Kid Icarus Uprising today. So far seems interesting, some of what happens on screen as once gets a bit nuts but I'm glad the 3ds seems to handle it well.
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Post by: TheTextGuy on September 18, 2016, 09:04:32 AM
I have that collection, and due to not having a second pad to play 2 player Sonic 2, and kill the first boss, I can't unlock the original SMS Phantasy Star. :(

Ouch :/  That sucks.  Why couldn't they just be more lenient and have it so you just have to beat it in Sonic and Tails mode (the default mode) regardless of one or two players, or better yet just forgo that and have you either beat the (ridiculously easy) first boss or, if they want to make people actually earn it, beat the game.

I guess there's always just emulating Phantasy Star since, well, that's a bs way of unlocking.

For some reason, reminds me of a time where I unlocked Ristar in Sonic Mega Collection, only to buy it on Steam because save states and I don't have enough time to go through the whole game in one sitting.
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Post by: JR on September 19, 2016, 03:11:28 AM
Now I just beat Sonic Spinball. And now I never have to play Sonic Spinball ever again in my life. Yay!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on September 19, 2016, 06:36:36 AM
Now I just beat Sonic Spinball. And now I never have to play Sonic Spinball ever again in my life. Yay!

It's a pretty hard game
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Post by: TheTextGuy on September 19, 2016, 08:00:00 AM
It's a pretty hard game

Somehow, during the time I spent trying to beat Spinball, I grew a liking to it somehow.  Doesn't mean it's that great of a game, but I find it fun in its own spinball way.
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Post by: JR on September 20, 2016, 12:50:16 AM
It had the opposite effect for me...I just hated it more as it went on. It had some good ideas for the boards, but just executed poorly. I thought the physics felt wonky, too, but I guess it's kind of a lost cause to expect realistic physics in a game like this. Although it was nice to be able to control Sonic in midair somewhat.

It does kind of make me want to play Pinbot on that pinball collection they sell on PSN, though. That one is awesome.
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Post by: TheTextGuy on September 20, 2016, 09:59:31 AM
It had the opposite effect for me...I just hated it more as it went on. It had some good ideas for the boards, but just executed poorly. I thought the physics felt wonky, too, but I guess it's kind of a lost cause to expect realistic physics in a game like this. Although it was nice to be able to control Sonic in midair somewhat.

It does kind of make me want to play Pinbot on that pinball collection they sell on PSN, though. That one is awesome.

I admit it's not for everyone.  You love it or you hate it.  Even then, I think the game would've benefited from better balancing and physics more accurate to the mainline Sonic games (and better framerate).  What's really strange is that the game was developed in Sega Technical Institute, where Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles were made (albeit, the main games were developed by the Japanese team residing in the California located STI, where as Sonic Spinball was being developed by the American team residing in STI).  Maybe cultural and corporate barriers were preventing the other teams from exchanging and reusing code?  Maybe they just didn't think it through?  I dunno.  I just ranted about Sonic Spinball, so that's a thing.
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Post by: X on September 20, 2016, 10:07:15 AM
Quote
Now I just beat Sonic Spinball. And now I never have to play Sonic Spinball ever again in my life. Yay!

Good Job! That game is f**king hard! Me and my bro only made it to the second spinball stage and then that was it. The physics are off when compared to other sonic game. But they probably did that intentionally so as to slow down sonic so you could actually see what you're doing and where you want him to go. But Sonic just felt so damned heavy it made playing the game difficult.
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Post by: KaZudra on September 20, 2016, 10:21:35 AM
Just to add, I hate Mean Bean Machine.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 21, 2016, 12:52:13 AM
Just to add, I hate Mean Bean Machine.

I think it's a better version of Dr Mario/ Tetris II 
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on September 21, 2016, 01:01:54 AM
I think it's a better version of Dr Mario/ Tetris II

I agree. I just wish its AI opponents weren't so ruthless. It seems like you have to luck your way into a good chain to beat them.
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Post by: Bloodreign on September 21, 2016, 01:11:24 AM
I'd rather play the game it's based off of, Puyo Puyo if I do say so myself. More likeable characters than what Sega gave us here in the US (Sonic, etc).
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 21, 2016, 06:10:15 AM
I agree. I just wish its AI opponents weren't so ruthless. It seems like you have to luck your way into a good chain to beat them.

True, and I don't get what facing opponents actually means.. You get numskulls saying things like "I'm Grounder.." annnnd so what? Is the player supposed to be Sonic? There shouldn't be a story or cut scenes, it's pretty stupid.

I think a similar game that isn't as ruthless is Baku Baku.
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Post by: TheTextGuy on September 21, 2016, 07:15:47 AM
I'd rather play the game it's based off of, Puyo Puyo if I do say so myself. More likeable characters than what Sega gave us here in the US (Sonic, etc).


I think I would've been a bit more fond of Mean Bean if it used badniks from Sonic 1 and 2 (and CD along with Metal Sonic) as well as the classic Eggman design than making it a tie in to Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.  Very confusing to me as a kid, and I imagine it would be to other newcomers nowadays.  Also as memetic Pingas Robotnik is, that just made everything more confusing.

Of course, the writing would prolly be crap anyways so things would stay the same (I wouldn't try to beat the game).
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Post by: X on September 21, 2016, 09:28:49 AM
Grounder is a badnik from Sonic 2.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 21, 2016, 10:33:50 AM
Grounder is a badnik from Sonic 2.

He made sense in Sonic 2 (that was actually a really cool stage) and wasn't uninteresting as he was in MBM.

I have to admit finishing MBM on the hardest setting was hella rewarding though, it is a decent game all in all. 
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Post by: TheTextGuy on September 21, 2016, 07:33:27 PM
Grounder is a badnik from Sonic 2.

I know Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts are based on Sonic 2 badniks, but they're more based around the AoStH incarnation.  I guess what I meant was designs more closer to the game.  Ah well, I've spent too many words on Mean Bean Machine.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Highwind Dragoon on September 21, 2016, 08:17:44 PM
Empire Earth: the Art of Conquest until it kept freezing yesterday and today.  >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: JR on September 22, 2016, 12:23:21 AM
Good Job! That game is f**king hard!

I...er...used save states.  :-[ There's no way I could beat Stage 2 legit.

But it was weird because on the Ultimate Collection disc, it was giving me unlimited lives. I never remember that from the original. Maybe a bug?
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on September 22, 2016, 02:01:15 AM
I'd rather play the game it's based off of, Puyo Puyo if I do say so myself. More likeable characters than what Sega gave us here in the US (Sonic, etc).

Puyo Puyo is fun to play but the only legit copy that I have of it is the mini game version found in Project Mirai.
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Post by: X on September 22, 2016, 09:39:30 AM
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But it was weird because on the Ultimate Collection disc, it was giving me unlimited lives. I never remember that from the original. Maybe a bug?

Oh really? I might just have to try my luck some more.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheTextGuy on September 22, 2016, 09:01:58 PM
I...er...used save states.  :-[ There's no way I could beat Stage 2 legit.

But it was weird because on the Ultimate Collection disc, it was giving me unlimited lives. I never remember that from the original. Maybe a bug?

That surely would've helped along with savestates when I was playing it on the Sonic Mega Collection (no savestates, exactly like the Genesis original).  Memories of getting to the final level only to get fried.  How many times have I smelled Robotnik's socks?
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Post by: X on September 22, 2016, 11:01:25 PM
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How many times have I smelled Robotnik's socks?

LOL! If you can remember that, then it's been too many.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on September 23, 2016, 08:46:41 AM
I bet his socks smell like eggs... Death eggs
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Post by: Highwind Dragoon on September 23, 2016, 07:10:45 PM
Now playing empire earth 2: the art of supremacy (At the 4th Egyptian mission) and empire earth 3 (as the west).
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on September 24, 2016, 12:05:33 AM
Puyo Puyo is fun to play but the only legit copy that I have of it is the mini game version found in Project Mirai.

All of the series, for maybe 1-2 games never left Japan. Here's what I have for it:

Super Puyo Puyo SFC
Super Puyo Puyo Tsuu (regular version, bought Remix off Ebay, guy listed it wrong, so I got this one from him instead)
Puyo Puyo MD
Puyo Puyo Tsuu MD
Puyo Puyo Tsuu Saturn
Puyo Puyo Tsuu Ketteiban PS1
Puyo Puyo Sun Ketteiban PS1
Sega Ages: Puyo Puyo Tsuu Perfect Set PS2

That's a few games, and I still have the desire to get more, though Puyo Puyo Tsuu on PCE CD is impossible now as it has hit the $100 mark. The PCE Puyo's have the honor of having the main character Arle voiced by Kitono Mitsuishi, aka Sailor Moon.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on September 24, 2016, 12:57:08 AM
That's a few games, and I still have the desire to get more, though Puyo Puyo Tsuu on PCE CD is impossible now as it has hit the $100 mark. The PCE Puyo's have the honor of having the main character Arle voiced by Kitono Mitsuishi, aka Sailor Moon.

Ahahahaha! That is the reason for the price increase.
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Post by: Bloodreign on September 24, 2016, 02:16:20 AM
Ahahahaha! That is the reason for the price increase.

Yet the first game on PCE CD remains cheap, and she voiced Arle there too.  ;D
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on September 25, 2016, 01:31:21 AM
Yet the first game on PCE CD remains cheap, and she voiced Arle there too.  ;D

Hush... once the sailor moon fans get hold of that info....  ;D
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Post by: X on September 25, 2016, 09:11:41 AM
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Hush... once the sailor moon fans get hold of that info....  ;D

Dunno. I concider myself a sailor moon fan but that doesn't mean I'll get everything that features the voice actor's talent in.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on September 25, 2016, 08:11:32 PM
Kid Icarus Uprising. Up to the final chapter.
It's a decent game, the most of it feels like a decent transition from 2d to 3D and there's still a part that feels like quite a deviation from its predecessors.

For instance, Pit not being able to jump, which means the platforming itself is limited.
I appreciate that they've actually placed platforms with no edge in the game though.
It makes me feel as if the game is moreso like a 2d game extruded into 3D, which not many developers have the balls to do these days.

Not being able to see behind the player is probably the biggest issue with the controls, the other being that the 3dsXL (if you have a larger 3ds) can get tiresome to hold. It reminds me of Metroid Prime Hunters where even holding the regular DS Lite became tiresome. However,
I fully appreciate games that fully utilise the controls of a touch screen based system. Perhaps not for 2d games, but those which require accuracy, it makes me happy that the game was designed in such a way. I like that the player has to correct for player and enemy movement, particularly when charge attacking on the go.

It's a shame it also doesn't seem like it's that long of a game. I've liked the arcade style feel of the gameplay though, it's kind of taken elements from other games, particularly the grind rails from Sonic and the shooting from games like Starfox.

The difficulty system is also a very fair challenging and well thought out one imo, even though I prefer to opt for a classic difficulty setting which can't be altered.
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Post by: affinity on September 26, 2016, 07:35:48 PM
FFXIV 3.4 story update is tues, so there's that. 
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheTextGuy on September 26, 2016, 08:37:52 PM
Been trying to play GGXrdR, but the lobby function won't work properly, so mainly have to play it in the player lobbies and offline.  When I do get a match it's really fun.

Also Ys: Oath in Felghana.  Why is this game so fun?
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Post by: X on September 26, 2016, 10:35:19 PM
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Also Ys: Oath in Felghana.  Why is this game so fun?

I've experience this too. The original game was boss, but this one, though different, is still fun to jump right into.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 27, 2016, 02:45:52 AM
Been trying to play GGXrdR, but the lobby function won't work properly, so mainly have to play it in the player lobbies and offline.  When I do get a match it's really fun.

I could never get into Xrd.
I was a massive fan of GG1, X and played my share of midnight carnival. But for some reason Xrd just never scratched me where I was itching.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: TheTextGuy on September 27, 2016, 08:24:00 AM
I could never get into Xrd.
I was a massive fan of GG1, X and played my share of midnight carnival. But for some reason Xrd just never scratched me where I was itching.

Huh
I've only played a bit of +R before jumping into Xrd, which is prolly why I feel differently.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Dark Nemesis on September 27, 2016, 03:17:36 PM
I've just finished lollipop chainsaw today for PS3. I haven't had so much fun with a game for a long time. While simple controls and nothing special of a story, the dialogues were hilarious. Still i'm waiting for Legends of heroes trails of cold steel II to arive.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on September 29, 2016, 02:45:19 AM
Lollipop Chainsaw? There's another game that's been on my backlog forever.

Still playing the Sonic Ultimate Collection Thingy. Got a couple trophies left for the Vectorman games...I remember liking the first one when I was a kid, but I kind of suck at it now.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on September 29, 2016, 03:07:12 AM
I want to game more
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Post by: TheTextGuy on September 29, 2016, 10:45:58 AM
So, finished Ys: Oath in Felghana.  Definitely better than Ys VI in many ways overall.  The soundtrack is jammin' too, as expected from Falcom.

Now that's out of the way, not jumping straight into Ys Origin since there's another game on my backlog:  Transformers Devestation.

Cranked it up to hard mode, played as Optimus Prime and proceeded to get deconstructed over and over again by Devestator.  I eventually beat him though, so it's all prime.
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Post by: redrum on September 29, 2016, 11:46:35 AM
jet set radiooooooooo
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Post by: Gunlord on September 29, 2016, 03:49:31 PM
Rumred! :hugs:
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Post by: zangetsu468 on September 29, 2016, 11:27:35 PM
So I've gotten a lot farther into Kid Icarus Uprising. I thought I was about to finish it before but to my surprise the game was much longer than anticipated.

The Pro's:
- Challenge level
- Number of weapons and weapon types
- Weapon fusion
- Controls
- The dialogue between Pit and Palutena is cute

The Con's:
- Repetitive (Power of flight sequences at the beginning of every stage gets a bit old)
- Little to no platforming (no jumping)
- Levels feel repetitive (for the most part)
- It doesn't feel so much like the previous "Kid Icarus" games
- OST is forgettable (aside from a couple of tracks)
- Dialogue with bosses becomes a bit much throughout levels

I keep playing it, it's kind of addictive, but I'm not so fussed if I miss secrets or the areas you can only get to on high difficulty.
I'll definitely finish it but I think I was expecting a bit more of traditional KI tbh. The first two KI's were heavily about platforming and finding secrets in nooks and corners somewhere. I don't know if this game fits the pro forma (in 3d) which the first 2 games have set up. It would've been cool if they'd kept certain elements like the enemies turning into hammers, etc.
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Post by: TheTextGuy on October 05, 2016, 09:25:13 PM
After playing quite a bit of Transformers Devestation (good game by the way), I decided to dust off the good old Sega Genesis and clear the backlog of games there like Thunder Force III.  Since it's also nearing Halloween, I decided to start playing some Bloodlines again.  Hopefully I can beat the game as Eric Lecarde this time around.
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Post by: X on October 05, 2016, 09:45:53 PM
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Thunder Force III.

Ooooh. Thunder Force III. Thunder Spirits on the SNES (which I own  ;)) Good game though.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Ratty on October 07, 2016, 07:59:50 AM
Was finally able to get a lot of the Spiderweb Software RPGs I've been wanting to play for years. Now I'm trying to finish the first "Geneforge" game so I'll have enough time to play something more Halloween-themed. Geneforge is great though, Spiderweb's writing/world building is terrific, and exploration and combat is fun, do kind of wish the game had more textures, but what can you ask from about 4 people and 19mb I suppose.
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Post by: Flame on October 07, 2016, 09:15:53 AM
Since Dark Souls 3 was such a disappointment, until the DLC drops im doing return to lordran with 2 buddies. gonna actually finish that paladin leeroy build this time
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Post by: JR on October 10, 2016, 01:42:44 AM
Still playing through the free PS Plus games I've accumulated so I can free up more disk space. Played through Broforce...it was fun until it started to get buggy towards the end.

Playing Steamworld Dig now. I honestly didn't think I'd like it very much, but it's a pretty decent game. I like the progression through upgrades, and just seeing how far down the game goes. I've gotten to a point where it's much easier to die (stronger enemies, and TNT barrels that are easy to accidentally set off if your lantern is low), and death can be pretty devastating. I just died with a pouch full of materials (all gone now), and I lost half of my cash I had on hand. I was soooo close to a pickaxe upgrade... :'(
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Post by: X on October 11, 2016, 11:51:14 PM
Bought the PS4 release of TR: Rise of the Tomb Raider 20th anniversary today. It plays just like its predecessor so I had no trouble getting into it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on October 12, 2016, 02:25:42 AM
Playing Project X Zone at the moment. It's good, but it's definitely been overhyped.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on October 15, 2016, 05:06:10 AM
Beat Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max Arcade mode
Gameplay: Never saw any problem during casual play, PSP version is definitely the final version and it's Arcade perfect +α
Final M.Bison and Shin Akuma are ridiculously tough to beat even set on difficulty 1. And I hate the things that I must keep distance and throw projectiles against the ridiculously tough bosses.
When controlled by player Final M.Bison became a charge-move based character like normal M.Bison which is not a 100% cool thing


BGM: I personally like character select and battle result, Cody and Guy theme are a bit too "dark" but OK and the BGMs fit the overall environment

System: PSP d-pad is not very comfortable for fighting games but I still chose X-ISM for all purpose
Turbo 7 speed is really cool. but Turbo 7 VS.CPU battle Reminds me how Turbo 10 in 16-bit era was a pain in the d**k.
I personally don't like the grab system because normal grab needs 2 buttons to activate

Characters: All around OK, graphic style meets my "personal interest" or "habit" but my most favorites are Guy and Cody, design-wise, personality, Final Fight nostalgia, etc.

Others: Loving it
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Post by: zangetsu468 on October 15, 2016, 05:11:12 PM
Way deeper into Project X Zone. The game has grown on me a lot. I wasn't even fully clued into how to chain combos until chapter 10, but after playing it more and more the gameplay has become more engaging. It's no Fire Emblem Awakening, but it's very good.
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Post by: JR on October 15, 2016, 06:56:20 PM
Last night I purchased Double Dragon and Double Dragon II (arcade) on PSN. Played both games countless times, but I'll always buy them on whatever platform they appear. Well, except for Double Dragon III, that game totally sucks.

They also had the arcade version of Renegade. I grew up on the NES port, so I only played the arcade once or twice. Last night was the first time I sat down and played all 4 stages, and holy balls, that game is hard. I knew the final boss was a guy with a pistol (same as NES port), but I was not ready for the insta-death Yakuza knife guys in the parking lot. Stage 4 takes so much patience, something I'm terrible with. Still nice to play Double Dragon's predecessor, though.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on October 19, 2016, 05:34:59 AM
Got a strange GBC game cartridge labled "Castlevania 2 Fuu'en Chapter". Just when I wonder if the ROM had been dumped it was spread on the Internet.
It's a pirate/bootleg port, based on Legend of Fuma/Getsu Fuu Ma Den on FC/NES, and they actually did a good job to port it to GBC.
They didn't forget to turn the background tiles to more Castlevania-akin
It has fluent and bright background that looks amazing on my GBA-SP and I like it more than original now
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Post by: zangetsu468 on October 19, 2016, 06:00:15 AM
Got a strange GBC game cartridge labled "Castlevania 2 Fuu'en Chapter". Just when I wonder if the ROM had been dumped it was spread on the Internet.
It's a pirate/bootleg port, based on Legend of Fuma/Getsu Fuu Ma Den on FC/NES, and they actually did a good job to port it to GBC.
They didn't forget to turn the background tiles to more Castlevania-akin
It has fluent and bright background that looks amazing on my GBA-SP and I like it more than original now
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This is always a good way to start a creepypasta, some random cartridge game that nobody else has a copy of XD
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Post by: JR on October 26, 2016, 05:03:42 AM
I've been on a PSN spree lately, playing stuff that I haven't given much time when I first bought it. Been playing Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, but now I'm hooked on Pinball Arcade, specifically Medieval Madness. Damn, that game is so addictive. I've always sucked at pinball, but I'm starting to get a lot better, and it's pretty fun now.



I think I might check out that one next, looks like such an awesome (yet brutal) table. But it looks really fun, and the design is excellent. And that song...
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on October 26, 2016, 05:15:52 AM
Beat "Castlevania 2 Fuu'en Chapter".  The game was heavily modified from original (Legend of Fuma/Getsu Fuu Ma Den) and they cut all the underground maze and I believe the last stage was cut somehow. I don't know why but they would run out resource or the underground maze was beyond what GBC can do, I guess. It would not be a big loss since the underground maze was long and less meaningful. They even modified the overall route in about the 3rd land.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: X on October 26, 2016, 09:51:10 AM
Finally sitting my keester down and doing a long playthrough of the settlement setup in Fallout 4. Once I got around to actually doing it (after saving up my resources) it can actually be a bit fun. Also I ran into a follower named Robert Joseph MacCready. The same MacCready who was the mayor of Little Lamp Light in Fallout 3. I had no idea until he warmed up to me enough to tell me his backstory. Aside from MacCready and the Institute, I have to wonder about other elements from fallout 3 that have made it over to fallout 4 since both games share the same Commonwealth area.
Title: BMC_War Machine
Post by: BMC_War Machine on October 26, 2016, 04:03:00 PM
Soul Blazer. Fucking LOVE this game! So what if its a Zelda clone? Lol i like how all the environments change when you start to clear out the monster lairs and free the citizens  8) great OST too!
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on October 26, 2016, 09:46:54 PM
A little Puyo Puyo Tsuu to break up the monotony of the occasional KoF I've been playing lately. Though I find as I get older, I play less and less games, despite collecting more and more. Perhaps I hit the proverbial "What to play next" wall some collectors talk about.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on October 27, 2016, 02:45:50 AM
Soul Blazer. Fucking LOVE this game! So what if its a Zelda clone? Lol i like how all the environments change when you start to clear out the monster lairs and free the citizens  8) great OST too!

Nothing wrong with that, Alundra was a Zelda rip-off and even innovated upon Zelda, and did a much better job imho.

I'm still on Project X Zone. Gameplay is the only thing keeping me going at Chapter 35. Tired of fighting the same villains over and over in bland 3D environments. The game could've been a lot better, some inherent design flaws found through and through imo.
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Post by: JR on October 27, 2016, 03:59:05 AM
Nothing wrong with that, Alundra was a Zelda rip-off and even innovated upon Zelda, and did a much better job imho.


Alundra...great game. I'm still kind of pissed that I somehow left the map insert at the out-of-town video game store I bought it from, though.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on October 27, 2016, 06:41:29 PM
Alundra...great game. I'm still kind of pissed that I somehow left the map insert at the out-of-town video game store I bought it from, though.

Ebay maybe?
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on November 01, 2016, 01:39:07 AM
Nah, I don't really need it, it just kind of sucks to have left a bonus item from a $60 game on the shop counter by accident.  :-[

Played Hitman: Absolution this past week...my first Hitman game. It was...okay. I keep forgetting how tedious stealth games can be.

Also still heavy on Pinball Arcade. Just played Machine: Bride of Pinbot last night and I finally was able to get the "billion point shot" 3 times. Such a great game...creepy, but in a good way. Your goal is to turn Pinbot's robot bride into a real woman. It's got a cube with each stage of her face on it, and you have to shoot pinballs up the ramp to make it progress to the next one. Like I said, kind of a creepy sci-fi theme, but in a totally enjoyable way.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on November 02, 2016, 11:47:05 PM
Completed Project X Zone for 3ds. I was pretty bored and unimpressed by the end of the game.

I tried out Furi last night, it seems like a decent game but quite relentless. Maybe it's because I'm ill atm but my hands were getting sore from playing.

Currently playing HyperLight Drifter. This so far I'm very impressed with :)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on November 08, 2016, 01:34:44 AM
Playing Gargoyle's Quest II right now. Seems pretty much par for the course when compared to the first one.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on November 08, 2016, 01:49:08 AM
Playing Gargoyle's Quest II right now. Seems pretty much par for the course when compared to the first one.

It gets better as you play. GQ1 is just a really good game, I don't think any sequel would really top it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on November 11, 2016, 02:13:17 AM
Oh, I didn't mean that to sound like a complaint, I like both games.

I did kind of cheese my way through it to save time, though...I used save states to avoid losing lives and having to backtrack after a continue.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on November 12, 2016, 06:50:19 PM
Oh, I didn't mean that to sound like a complaint, I like both games.

I did kind of cheese my way through it to save time, though...I used save states to avoid losing lives and having to backtrack after a continue.

Ah ok. I went oldschool with both games. I was surprised that aside from the "color" factor, GQ1 was pretty much superior in every way.

Edit: Last week I played through around 1/4 of Hyper Light Drifter. Solid game thus far. Though life has gotten too full on to be committed to it.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: KaZudra on November 12, 2016, 07:05:54 PM
I'm aboard the late train on Shadow Complex, REALLY NICE.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: redrum on November 14, 2016, 11:10:21 AM
playing Alice - Madness Returns, it's really quite good...
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Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: son_the_vampire on November 15, 2016, 07:13:38 AM
I got back on Harmony of Despair recently.

Ready to go when you guys are  ;)
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: JR on December 01, 2016, 12:47:10 AM
Playing the first Dishonored. I've probably put a good 5 hours into it, and I'm not even done with the first mission yet. I go a bit crazy with exploration in games, so I have a feeling this one will wear me out. Was really not expecting the missions to be this big.  :-X
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: suomynona on December 01, 2016, 04:40:53 AM
Ima playing Sun Moon right now. So good u guys gotta try it out.

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Post by: theANdROId on December 01, 2016, 05:21:22 PM
I finally got around to playing Metroid 2: Return of Samus, which I'd bought awhile back on the 3DS Virtual Console.  It was pretty good, and now I'm replaying (or more like re-re-re-re-re-re-replaying) Super Metroid.  I really wish a new game would come out for this series...maybe something that makes more use of both the X parasite and the various forms of Metroids somehow.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 03, 2016, 01:00:44 AM
Gave in and bought the FFXV Luna PS4 last wednesday.
I've just played the game for less than an hour today since 6 hours were spent downloading the crown update patch, free stuff and A King's Tale. And my dad wants the TV for a basketball game... /boo

Pet peeve: I hate the camera and I think it hates me too. :( I think I must muddle with the camera options in game next time I boot up the console.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Bloodreign on December 09, 2016, 03:12:25 AM
Garou Mark of the Wolves PS2 via argh matey ways till the day I find an affordable copy. Trying to learn someone other than Terry, Hotaru has been that person after I used her in KoF XI.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Claimh Solais on December 09, 2016, 05:56:32 AM
I hate the camera and I think it hates me too. :( I think I must muddle with the camera options in game next time I boot up the console.

The camera is garbage, particularly in areas with a lot of foliage or in corridors.


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I've been replaying the first Ys on Steam. The achievements really add a lot to the game. Sure, it might not be that much longer (beat it on PSP at 5 hours. The achievements will probably get me a total of about 9-10 hours, which isn't bad for a game I bought for $2), but it gives me something more to do.

Been planning on replaying all the games in preparation for when Ys VIII inevitably comes to the west. I forgot how much I adore the Ys world and characters, and how fun the games are. (Ys 1's boss fights still suck horribly. Though Vagullion isn't as bad as I remember. Jenocres still takes the cake for horribly designed boss fight)
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Post by: KaZudra on December 09, 2016, 06:01:49 AM
Garou Mark of the Wolves PS2 via argh matey ways till the day I find an affordable copy. Trying to learn someone other than Terry, Hotaru has been that person after I used her in KoF XI.
look on the bright side, the PC version is out now, and the particular version you have does widescreen flawlessly.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 10, 2016, 10:37:22 PM
I just finished Hyper Light Drifter. Such a good game.
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on December 11, 2016, 12:41:49 AM
Last few days I played YS: Foliage Ocean in Celceta little bit on my PSV. I was confused and wandered in several places for hours. Then I didn't decide to continue. Everything else of the game was at my OK-level, but sadly it's definitely not my game.
I remembered I didn't decide to continue YS 7 for very similar reasons.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 11, 2016, 07:40:52 AM
Last few days I played YS: Foliage Ocean in Celceta little bit on my PSV. I was confused and wandered in several places for hours. Then I didn't decide to continue. Everything else of the game was at my OK-level, but sadly it's definitely not my game.
I remembered I didn't decide to continue YS 7 for very similar reasons.

I think the problem with Celceta was that the overworld was a bit confusing. It's really hard to figure out where to go at the beginning of the game, and you can easily wind up in an area you really aren't supposed to be in. The map is pretty confusing and doesn't give you a good idea of where you're supposed to be going. It just shoves two flags onto a blank map.
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Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on December 11, 2016, 11:38:49 AM
I finally got around to playing Metroid 2: Return of Samus, which I'd bought awhile back on the 3DS Virtual Console.  It was pretty good, and now I'm replaying (or more like re-re-re-re-re-re-replaying) Super Metroid.  I really wish a new game would come out for this series...maybe something that makes more use of both the X parasite and the various forms of Metroids somehow.

You should play Another Metroid 2 Remake if you can find the .exe for it (AM2R).  It's a great remake of the game.

I'm playing Stardew Valley. :)
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Post by: PFG9000 on December 11, 2016, 12:53:12 PM
I'm slowly making my way through The Last Guardian.  As an enormous fan of Shadow of the Colossus, I had high hopes for TLG.  But the frequently-horrible camera is kinda killing it for me, as well as occasional issues getting Trico to do what I want him to.  I just reached a part a few hours in where I guessed the solution to a puzzle within 30 seconds or so, but I gave up and scoured the area for other solutions just because the game's AI wouldn't recognize my controller inputs, which were correct from the start.  I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to control issues, but this game is ridiculous, especially given its 9-year development period.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on December 11, 2016, 01:40:51 PM
Playing Hyper Void, it's a cross between Galaga DX and Lylat Wars.

I tried playing Everyone's Gone to the Rapture but after 1 hour I'd had enough.
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Post by: TheTextGuy on December 11, 2016, 04:07:46 PM
Playing Hyper Void, it's a cross between Galaga DX and Lylat Wars.

Ohh, I decided to look up a trailer for Hyper Void and I'm getting some Tempest vibes along with the Galaga DX and Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64 in my neck of the woods, which is the North America region) vibes. Will definitely look towards getting once it comes out on PC (since I don't have a PS4).
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Post by: Aceearly1993 on December 11, 2016, 11:39:07 PM
I think the problem with Celceta was that the overworld was a bit confusing. It's really hard to figure out where to go at the beginning of the game, and you can easily wind up in an area you really aren't supposed to be in. The map is pretty confusing and doesn't give you a good idea of where you're supposed to be going. It just shoves two flags onto a blank map.
Exactly.

Also I'm not fond of the type of games that I can't continue if I closed those walkthrough strategy guides/reference videos online. Setting some extraordinary confusing flags in too much repeating places simply doesn't work at all. Or at least it don't work on me
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: KaZudra on December 12, 2016, 05:44:40 AM
A few games come to mind,
Iron Fisticle, It's basically Smash TV meets Ghosts n Goblins, great game and one of the few games that you can play for fun and score.
Insanity's Blade, got it for under a dollar, pretty good.
Doom, back at it again sinking hours into Doom with mods, this time D4D.
Lastly, Brawlhalla, It's a simplified Smash bros for PC, it's fun and great netcode.
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Post by: Claimh Solais on December 12, 2016, 09:23:46 AM
Exactly.

Also I'm not fond of the type of games that I can't continue if I closed those walkthrough strategy guides/reference videos online. Setting some extraordinary confusing flags in too much repeating places simply doesn't work at all. Or at least it don't work on me

The game definitely makes it more clear after you get past those first two flags. I never had any problems about where to go afterward. It's just that the problem is that those two flags are the beginning of the game, so you're spending your first hour or two of the game just completely lost. Not to mention there are random powerful enemies and bosses just hidden throughout the forest.

I love the game, and it's definitely my favorite Vita game, but that part at the beginning was a huge oversight.
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Post by: JR on December 15, 2016, 03:12:02 AM
I'm slowly making my way through The Last Guardian.  As an enormous fan of Shadow of the Colossus, I had high hopes for TLG.  But the frequently-horrible camera is kinda killing it for me, as well as occasional issues getting Trico to do what I want him to.  I just reached a part a few hours in where I guessed the solution to a puzzle within 30 seconds or so, but I gave up and scoured the area for other solutions just because the game's AI wouldn't recognize my controller inputs, which were correct from the start.  I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to control issues, but this game is ridiculous, especially given its 9-year development period.

I watched Dunkey's youtube vid of the game, and now I'm not so sure I want to play it. Which is a shame, since Ico and SotC were so good. It made for a funny video, at least.  :-\


I'm playing the hell out of Rogue Legacy. I haven't even progressed that far yet: I've only beaten the big eyeball boss (both forms). I'm just having fun collecting gold and upgrading the manor right now.
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Post by: redrum on December 24, 2016, 12:22:00 PM
playing goonies 2, (yes still) because i'm sure i can topple my supposed world record of 27:53.
that, and because it's obviously the best game ever.  no, shut up.  it is.
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Post by: JR on December 24, 2016, 08:55:08 PM
Goonies II was awesome. But Konami Man won't refill my health because I hit him.  :(



Just started playing Rise of the Tomb Raider...so far, so good. Pretty much the same as the previous game, but I loved that one. I kinda want to go back to Rogue Legacy and try for that achievement to beat the game in 15 generations or less, though. I probably couldn't get it anyway, but I think I just want an excuse to play it again.
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Post by: redrum on December 25, 2016, 03:01:06 PM
been playing guacamelee and it's an absurd amount of fun.
ran into this curious mural during my adventures yesterday -
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Foi63.tinypic.com%2Fzl3s5j.jpg&hash=6ad13035734578128f7ef98ed79c68ab)
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Post by: X on December 25, 2016, 11:23:56 PM
That's a nice throw-back  ;D

Got me a Retro USB NES deck for Christmas and can finally play my old cart games once more.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: zangetsu468 on December 26, 2016, 06:23:38 PM
10 hours of FFXV... So far so good :)
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 27, 2016, 01:35:51 AM
10 hours of FFXV... So far so good :)

Take your sweet time. I'm at 55 hours and delaying the main quest (currently at chap 6) again (took a lot of time sidequesting in chap 3) for even more side quests.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Aceearly1993 on December 27, 2016, 02:08:17 AM
Fatal Fury 3. It's really like a watered-down Real Bout Fatal Fury and I eager to play RB instead... The environment, music, atmosphere of RB was awesome and the music means one of the top of NeoGeo to me.

The control engine and balance of Fatal Fury 3 was not built well but music helps since it has my favorite NeoGeo track - Geese Howard Round 1 theme (the RB version is the same). Actually I feel it should be two life meters like RB but there's only one life meter, and the character falls in few hits even after I set the difficulty to easy... I heard from somewhere, it says that Fatal Fury 3 was intended to be a prototype of Real Bout...
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 27, 2016, 08:02:15 AM
Take your sweet time. I'm at 55 hours and delaying the main quest (currently at chap 6) again (took a lot of time sidequesting in chap 3) for even more side quests.

Yes definitely have been questing and doing a lot of hunts. I'm planning to see how far I can get without using Ascension, so far I'm on chapter 3 and I haven't touched it and touch wood no deaths thus far.
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Post by: KaZudra on December 27, 2016, 10:42:29 AM
Shantae 1/2 genie hero, not as good as Pirate's Curse but still really good.
Bedlam (the one where go through many types of FPS games), Enjoyable, but VERY Janky; small dosages only.
MORE Brawlhalla, Smash bros for PC with great netcode.
Ziggurat, Holy Shit, a FPS rougelike, It's damn good.
Turok, I AM TUROK!


I did score more during the holiday, but haven't played them yet.
Title: Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
Post by: Briraka on December 27, 2016, 12:09:44 PM
Got Doom 3 BFG Edition, but decided on playing the first two games that came with. Played the first Doom up to Thy Flesh Consumed and it's pretty fun and I can see why people would consider it a classic. Then I did a bit of 2 and it pretty much seems like the first game, but with more monsters and the super shotgun thrown in. That's not really a bad thing though, I liked the first one and I welcome more of it.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 28, 2016, 02:06:05 AM
Yes definitely have been questing and doing a lot of hunts. I'm planning to see how far I can get without using Ascension, so far I'm on chapter 3 and I haven't touched it and touch wood no deaths thus far.

Healing items and phoenix downs are cheap or Gladio picks them up for free while walking when his survival level is high enough. I haven't gotten a game over screen yet but I had a close encounter with an effing coeurl who one-shotted me. The game gives you a few seconds to use a phoenix down.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 28, 2016, 06:51:41 AM
Healing items and phoenix downs are cheap or Gladio picks them up for free while walking when his survival level is high enough. I haven't gotten a game over screen yet but I had a close encounter with an effing coeurl who one-shotted me. The game gives you a few seconds to use a phoenix down.

Cool. :) Are you enjoying it? I think it's great so far.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 29, 2016, 01:55:32 AM
Cool. :) Are you enjoying it? I think it's great so far.

Yes. I feel that I'm part of the road trip. Do not forget to listen to the radios scattered around because some important story points are narrated there and they change every chapter or so. I love the idea that the game lets you do things at your own pace.

I love fishing! It was the first skill that I maxed to 10. hahaha.

I've currently taken a short hiatus from the game due to year end festivities and stuff. But I'll return to it once things get back to normal next year.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on December 29, 2016, 10:28:43 AM
Yes. I feel that I'm part of the road trip. Do not forget to listen to the radios scattered around because some important story points are narrated there and they change every chapter or so. I love the idea that the game lets you do things at your own pace.

Ah tres cool, thanks :)
Yes most definitely the game's pacing works well, I wasn't 100% sure on the 'open world' FF, I mean I really liked XII and loved playing through and exploring Gran Pulse on FFXIII, but this world definitely feels real and complete. It's definitely got a sense of tangibility previously unseen in JRPG's.

I previously wasn't sure how good next gen open world would be, but honestly I'm actually really looking forward to Zelda BOTW now :)

I love fishing! It was the first skill that I maxed to 10. hahaha.

Oh really, I haven't been fishing since that first side quest, must get back into it.

On what you were saying before about Gladio picking up items etc I haven't seen this, but I'm also not very leveled up via camping as I generally try not to level up too high despite my questing habits. I've just done a couple of quests that really took their toll though, as a result I'm down a substantial amount of cash and just evened out as we speak. Fun times though, I've beaten every rank 2 quest available, I'm nearly at 3, and I believe on around L15-16, still no ascension.

I've currently taken a short hiatus from the game due to year end festivities and stuff. But I'll return to it once things get back to normal next year.

Same, I'm actually renting a house with some friends on the coast over NY's. It'll be like personal questing ;)
I'm actually really looking forward to coming back and playing FFXV, and I can't say I've felt like this about a game in a very long time. It's not like being overjoyed (the way I used to feel about opening a new Castlevania game in the past) but it's more like being secretly impressed, like a slow but intense burn.

I hope your festivities are fun Shiroi.
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Post by: Ratty on December 29, 2016, 05:12:11 PM
Got Doom 3 BFG Edition, but decided on playing the first two games that came with. Played the first Doom up to Thy Flesh Consumed and it's pretty fun and I can see why people would consider it a classic. Then I did a bit of 2 and it pretty much seems like the first game, but with more monsters and the super shotgun thrown in. That's not really a bad thing though, I liked the first one and I welcome more of it.

True classics. And they're really endless games since you can always download more fan made levels and total conversions free and legally.
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Post by: Briraka on December 29, 2016, 05:56:21 PM
True classics. And they're really endless games since you can always download more fan made levels and total conversions free and legally.
I know, right? It's awesome.

Too bad I got the PS3 version. :P
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Post by: Ratty on December 29, 2016, 06:13:19 PM