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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-10 03:41:56 Reply

At 5/9/13 04:04 PM, Auz wrote:
At 5/8/13 11:00 PM, Jercurpac wrote: Stick with it, finally besting a game that's been kicking your ass is a great feeling. I could give you some tips, but if you're like me you want to get through on your skill alone.
That's true. I still gave up on Super Mario World eventually though. I was about three-quarters in, but it got so frustrating redoing the same courses over and over again that I didn't feel like I was even having fun with the game anymore.

I'll probably get back to it someday though.

You better. That game is amazing, and finding all the secrets in it is just so much fun.I can pretty much speed run that game nowadays, since it was the first game i ever played. Still is one of my favorites to this day. Even bought it on virtual console on my wiiu just so I could play it again.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-10 04:29:01 Reply

So...I'm thinking of getting MGS3 for the PS2...
Tell me, how is the game? I've heard quite some good things about it.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-10 06:03:53 Reply

At 5/10/13 04:29 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote: So...I'm thinking of getting MGS3 for the PS2...
Tell me, how is the game? I've heard quite some good things about it.

I played through the first three Metal Gear Solid games last summer and they were great. If I had to rate them, I think it'd be MGS > MGS3 > MGS2. MGS3 is well worth getting though, especially given how cheap it probably is on PS2. I'm sure most people would argue that it's the best of the first three games as well.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-10 13:30:10 Reply

At 5/10/13 04:29 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote: So...I'm thinking of getting MGS3 for the PS2...
Tell me, how is the game? I've heard quite some good things about it.

It's amazing, but you need to play 1 and 2 first.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-10 15:55:52 Reply

Out of interest does anyone know if Dragons Dogma has been patched yet to stop that save corrupting patch which was brought out at the start of May? Can't find any information on this and I want to start playing the game but don't want to lose any save files when I come back to the game later.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-11 04:42:19 Reply

At 5/10/13 01:30 PM, Jackho wrote: It's amazing, but you need to play 1 and 2 first.
At 5/10/13 06:03 AM, Dean wrote: I played through the first three Metal Gear Solid games last summer and they were great. If I had to rate them, I think it'd be MGS > MGS3 > MGS2. MGS3 is well worth getting though, especially given how cheap it probably is on PS2. I'm sure most people would argue that it's the best of the first three games as well.

welp i got a bit trigger happy and got the game
and let me tell you something
how the hell do you pull yourself up after hanging on a ledge

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-11 06:20:17 Reply

So anybody got Battleront 2 on steam or pc? I feel lonely playing by myself, and I'm shit at it. I need to play it more.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-16 17:44:09 Reply

Not truly a regular here but I thought people would be interested reading these blogs written by one of the four or so people who created Action 52.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-16 21:09:46 Reply

At 5/11/13 04:42 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote: welp i got a bit trigger happy and got the game
and let me tell you something
how the hell do you pull yourself up after hanging on a ledge

Don't you just press triangle again? Or hold up on the joystick? I can't remember, it's something natural like that. Try looking in the manual or Googling it.

But yeah, I think MGS3 is the best in the series by far.I've beaten it something like nine times now and it never gets old. It's absolutely fantastic, probably one of my favourite games ever. I should really get around to playing MGS1 again, I've only gone through it once while I've played through all the others plenty of times. I'm not sure why that is either, I really enjoyed it when I played it for the first time.

I also want to give the original MSX games a try at some point. I don't really want to play it on the HD Collection, I'd much rather play the real thing. Unfortunately MSX 2s are hard to find, and when you do find them they're incredibly expensive. Guess I'll have to give MSX emulation a shot or suck it up and play with a controller on the PS3.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-17 13:05:41 Reply

At 5/16/13 09:09 PM, Oolaph wrote: Unfortunately MSX 2s are hard to find, and when you do find them they're incredibly expensive.

Not to mention the games themselves are extremely rare, with english versions being virtually non-existent

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-05-19 22:05:10 Reply

I bought Chrono Trigger the other day at a local record/movie/game store the other day for $4. Not a bad deal, considering it goes for $75+ online.

Could've gotten Tengen Tetris for a dollar today as well, but I decided to pass on it because it was in pretty rough condition.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 00:04:58 Reply

Finally purchased Silent Hill 2 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X. I bought these because after playing through RE5 again with one of my friends in co-op I felt pretty fed up with what the series has become. I know CVX is similar in style to the main PSX games and I'm not sure what to expect. Silent Hill in the other hand I bought just to see if it could make me scared of video games again. I haven't played any of them before and I'm hoping it lives up to the hype.

While I wait for these to arrive sometime during the week has anybody got any thoughts on either of these games?


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 01:06:32 Reply

I got Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen and I'm actually pretty happy with it. Reminds me of the good old RPGs I played.

I'd say my only gripe about it is that the end game and NG+ weren't really worked out as well as they could have been. I mean I beat the game and the DLC and got the strongest weapons only to find out that NG+ isn't any harder so I'm basically just running around completing quests in like 5 minutes each time. Not fun.
But the ride up until that point, twas damn fine.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 01:20:00 Reply

Dear esther, Capsized, Thomas was alone, Little Inferno, Proteus. Maybe hotline Miami. Humble bundle of course, Since this is the gamer regular lounge. I was gonna give these out, but so just people have a chance to get one. Send me a message, and I'll respond with the steam key. The first person who ask does not get it, but I'll just look at their forum messages, steam account and then flip a coin. so it just boils down to the coin. so send me a message however you please, just mention one of the game and heads or tails.

on a good/depressing note, Guess who beat their first run of dark soul. will I start a second run?

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 01:22:30 Reply

At 6/3/13 01:20 AM, kidd25 wrote:
on a good/depressing note, Guess who beat their first run of dark soul. will I start a second run?

Indeed you shall.

I believe I'm on NG+16 now. I've stopped playing for a long while now.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 08:41:45 Reply

At 6/3/13 12:04 AM, VoidForce wrote: I know CVX is similar in style to the main PSX games and I'm not sure what to expect.

Expect the best plot you've ever seen in your life.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 09:17:32 Reply

At 5/4/13 10:25 PM, The-Great-One wrote: I have recently gotten a hold of The 7th Saga for the Super Nintendo. I have heard about this little JRPG, but never heard it as being heralded among the other JRPG's on the Super Nintendo. What about it can any of you tell me about it?

I've actually made a topic about this game that garnered to little attention, as I suspected.

Anyway, I really enjoy this game a great deal. It's difficult reputation is probably caused by Enix re-coding the stat gain modifiers for leveling up when they translated and ported it to the U.S. It was received in Japan to mediocre praise and one of the complaints was how piss easy it was, so you could say they stuck it to us good.

The premise begins extremely simple and honestly is one that I would agree needs to be stolen and have a little more money thrown at. You are one of 7 warriors granted with a crystal ball by the King and told to go forth, explore the world and bring back the true runes for ULTIMATE POWER haha. The music, enemy designs, architecture, everything in the game gives me a strange alien vibe. it's an odd mix between medieval and futuristic. The world map is barren and dark, giving me the impression that the world is really empty except for myself, the other warriors and all these dangerous creatures roaming around. I really liked the crystal ball system they tried, where you could see enemy encounters and they could run into you without even moving.

The game does require grinding, which can and often does be seen as a negative aspect, however I enjoy the challenge of doing low lvl runs. There are a few key tips I can tell you to make the game MUCH easier, so if you want to enjoy the game blind as it was intended do not read ahead.

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Powerup items in this game are EXTREMELY useful, which is peculiar because they usually suck in rpgs. B Power, B Agility etc use them and abuse them. (B i think stands for bottle) Also DEFEND then attack, you take way less damage and do more damage for some reason. These two tips make the game 4923579357 times easier.

You have the option of gaining an ally (any of the other 6) and it is this unique combination that allows replay-ability. There are a few different pivotal moments you can acquire them, but there is a point that you no longer can. Since exp is shared in the game and they join at the same lvl it is best to grind (if youre going to) BEFORE gaining the ally to cut the time in half. (btw Valsu is the best character hands down, later he gets a broken as shit spell called conveniently enough Elixir that restores all hp/mp and can be used on himself) I'd suggest not using Valsu at all for a first run, if you're even still thinking of playing it. Some characters are more cost efficient than others as well, the human players requiring much more armor $$$ than say the alien/robot who require no weps/armor.

One last thing I'd like to bring up is that about the midpoint through the game you start getting into some heavy plot elements that involve time travel and it gets all sorts of fucked. Don't be embarrassed if you don't understand, nobody does. You can easily look up a plot summary though.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 09:28:35 Reply

At 5/8/13 12:44 AM, Jercurpac wrote:
I've been in an NES mood lately and I finally got around to beating Ninja Gaiden, which had been kicking my ass for years. I moved on the the original Super Mario Bros. which is actually really damn hard. Mostly because of the limited lives and lack of continues, that force you to really master the game and seek out secret coin stashes and extra lives. I've always wondered how many people have actually beaten it outright?

Ninja Gaiden 6-2 (I think it's been about a year) was just outright poorly designed. You should NOT have to do 6-2 and 6-3 again when you die to the boss, who has like three fucking forms. The random element to enemy patterns and placement when entering a map didn't do it any good either.

When it comes to Super Mario Bros. you always have to indicate if you're referring to not using the warp pipes or if you are, since it is kind of the clear difference among runs. I personally have completed the game with and without multiple times, I couldn't pretend to know the exact number, but atleast four times. The Lost Levels or Super Mario Bros. 2 as I call it is significantly harder. Many jumps are barely possible, sequences in the castles are sometimes confusing to figure out, enemy placement is obnoxious, etc.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 15:45:04 Reply

At 6/3/13 01:22 AM, TheSporkLord wrote:
At 6/3/13 01:20 AM, kidd25 wrote:
on a good/depressing note, Guess who beat their first run of dark soul. will I start a second run?
Indeed you shall.

I believe I'm on NG+16 now. I've stopped playing for a long while now.

... well then. Power to the flame.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-03 20:43:08 Reply

Just beat The Walking Dead game today. Definitely up there as one of my favourite games of all time. Sure, the gameplay itself wasn't anything exciting and I still consider it more of an interactive story than a game but I thought the plot was great. Also, no other game has made me feel so pressured when it comes to making decision. No game has even come close. So many times that I struggled to decide what I wanted to do and then ended up wishing I'd made a different choice. I liked that.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-04 08:27:52 Reply

Have any of you played Waves on Steam? It is a cheap little indie game that you can pick up for $10. It is basically an improved version of geometry wars, and it has a plethora of game modes.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-04 17:54:20 Reply

Beat Walking Dead. Mixed feelings, sucked as a game but it's pretty much the only one to make decisions feel important. Annoying amounts of plot convenience.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-05 04:07:25 Reply

At 6/4/13 05:54 PM, Jackho wrote: Beat Walking Dead. Mixed feelings, sucked as a game but it's pretty much the only one to make decisions feel important. Annoying amounts of plot convenience.

I really enjoyed it and I look forward to more of these interactive type of games but I think its a little overrated.

Heavy Rain was basically the same thing but done a whole lot better (more interactive gameplay, bigger consequences, more interesting storyline and etc.)

I think TWD is more appreciated because its not just exclusive to the PS3 and its on STEAM and the Xbox 360 so it has a much more wider audience and more people are seeing this sort of the game for the first time.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-05 10:01:16 Reply

At 6/5/13 04:07 AM, Halberd wrote: I think TWD is more appreciated because its not just exclusive to the PS3 and its on STEAM and the Xbox 360 so it has a much more wider audience and more people are seeing this sort of the game for the first time.

Definitely. I don't think I know anyone IRL who has actually played Heavy Rain. It helps that TWD is part of an already hugely popular franchise too. Looking forward to season 2 anyway.

Also played Dear Esther. It's alright but I'm glad I didn't pay the 8 euro asking price.

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At 6/5/13 10:01 AM, Jackho wrote: Definitely. I don't think I know anyone IRL who has actually played Heavy Rain.

My sister's friends were just telling me about Heavy Rain the a couple of days ago. The one friend insisted that it's amazing, which is believable considering how good Indigo Prophecy was (despite the ending).


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-05 14:05:00 Reply

So has anyone played Kingdoms of Amalur? I'm stuck between Dragon Age 2 and Reckoning. But I at least feel like I know what I would be getting into with DA2 since I loved the first one. But I've also heard that DA2 isn't as good as the first.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-05 14:34:42 Reply

At 6/5/13 02:05 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: So has anyone played Kingdoms of Amalur?

I played the demo. It seems cool, and it's super cheap now. Then again, the demo for DA 2 also gave me a good impression and the fans of the first one were disappointed. I wonder why that was. Something to do with the plot, maybe?


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At 6/5/13 02:34 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 6/5/13 02:05 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: So has anyone played Kingdoms of Amalur?
I played the demo. It seems cool, and it's super cheap now. Then again, the demo for DA 2 also gave me a good impression and the fans of the first one were disappointed. I wonder why that was. Something to do with the plot, maybe?

The plat, the dumbing down of combat, etc. The setting was confined to pretty much one city and its outskirts. Much less in terms of meaningful choices.
It basically feels like it was made for console. IF you do get it play it on the hardest to even get combat back to where it was.

On a side note, combat is ADD kind of fun, 20k crits on my rogue.

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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-05 16:01:29 Reply

Oh, I didn't realize they changed the combat. I'm still at least interested in the first one. I'll probably get it some day. But still, the demo made DA 2 seem pretty cool to me, but having choices make less of a difference makes me reconsider.


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Response to Videa Game Regulars Lounge. 2013-06-05 16:05:35 Reply

At 6/5/13 04:01 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: Oh, I didn't realize they changed the combat. I'm still at least interested in the first one. I'll probably get it some day. But still, the demo made DA 2 seem pretty cool to me, but having choices make less of a difference makes me reconsider.

The first one is amazing. Get the ultimate edition, its only like $ 20 or something like that. Totally worth it


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