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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-05-23 08:12:46 Reply

Still not really been playing anything properly but I installed Fallout the other day. The first one. I bought a compilation copy that comes with 1, 2 and Tactics a while back. Although after installing it I realised there were graphical problems. The colours were a bit wonky so I had to install the HD patch or whatever it's called. It worked though.

Then I realised how much I suck at Fallout.


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-05-24 00:42:28 Reply

I played split-screen co-op in Resident Evil 5 with a friend that hadn't played it before, twas a damn good time.


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-17 10:17:56 Reply

After beating GTA III for the first time, I'm going to do a rerun of GTA Vice City. I think I was 14 years old since I last played Vice City, but I have very fond memories of the game. I hope it's still as good as I remember it to be.


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-17 10:58:40 Reply

At 5/23/13 08:12 AM, Dean wrote: Then I realised how much I suck at Fallout.

Heh, so I made that post over a month ago and still haven't beaten Fallout. Why? Because I got side tracked by other games. Plus, I wasn't really enjoying Fallout. It's a cool game and I see why people like it but I dunno, I just find it hard to get really into it having started the series on Fallout 3, which is a significantly better game in my opinion. I know some people still love the original more.

What I ended up playing instead was Final Fantasy VII. Managed to beat that. Fantastic game btw. Now I'm playing through Final Fantasy VI, which is also really awesome. I think I prefer this over VII, just because it feels like an overall more polished game.

Once I beat this I'm struggling to decide what to move onto next. I'll either stick with Final Fantasy and play through VIII and IX or move onto something different. Dragon Quest VIII, Persona 3, Persona 4, Deadly Premonition and Alpha Protocol are all potential contenders.

It's good to have gotten back into gaming again.


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-18 04:05:39 Reply

At 6/17/13 10:58 AM, Dean wrote:
At 5/23/13 08:12 AM, Dean wrote: Then I realised how much I suck at Fallout.
Heh, so I made that post over a month ago and still haven't beaten Fallout. Why? Because I got side tracked by other games. Plus, I wasn't really enjoying Fallout. It's a cool game and I see why people like it but I dunno, I just find it hard to get really into it having started the series on Fallout 3, which is a significantly better game in my opinion. I know some people still love the original more.

Fallout I/II and Fallout III are so insanely different in design, mechanics and approach that they almost feel like separate series. The original games are very much a "you had to be there" kind of thing, playing them now it's easy to identify glaring flaws. The third game took the post apocalyptic setting and ran with it, combining it with FPS/RPG elements with a sandbox world. I'm glad the success of the 3rd entry really threw the prior games into the limelight for a little more fame and exposure.

What I ended up playing instead was Final Fantasy VII. Managed to beat that. Fantastic game btw. Now I'm playing through Final Fantasy VI, which is also really awesome. I think I prefer this over VII, just because it feels like an overall more polished game.

Again, drastically different games belonging to the same series. FFVI goes full bore entirely throwing the player into the rebels shoes as you put a stop to the corrupt empire in one of the finest 2D games ever made. One of the only rpg games I know of where the villain actually accomplishes his goal. VII on the flipside starts out with a very dystopian outlook as you play a trauma induced mercenary out to rid the world of big time evil enterprise sucking the planet of it's life energy. Along the way you uncover an alien entity and it's son who goes apeshit and decides to destroy the world for M O T H E R.

They both accomplish what they set out to do, however VII suffered from that early PS1 era or primitive 3D. Safe to say it would have aged more like a fine wine if it had been 2D sprite based. (like Castlevania Symphony of the Night)

Once I beat this I'm struggling to decide what to move onto next. I'll either stick with Final Fantasy and play through VIII and IX or move onto something different. Dragon Quest VIII, Persona 3, Persona 4, Deadly Premonition and Alpha Protocol are all potential contenders.

It's good to have gotten back into gaming again.

Eventually pave your way through all the above mate! (minus Alpha Protocol bleh) Dragon Quest VIII is easily my favorite DQ game simply because Level 5 are absolute masters of their craft. The cel shading is vibrant and colorful, world full of hidden secrets, the skill/lvl up system had a hint of customization, characters were likable, story was safe but classic, yada yada blah blah

Check out Dark Cloud and more specifically Dark Cloud 2 if you play and find out you love DQ8. Ni No Kuni as well! That game is dope as fuuu dawg.

Persona 3 & 4 are both classics, you can never go wrong. I enjoyed 4 a little bit more, simply cause I was more invested in the characters/story. The music is sick, I often jam out to the OST. Living the days of this school boy only to be sucked into another world of demons and personas was a strange and enjoyable ride.

if you haven't played Persona 2, SMT Nocturne or Devil Survivor those are some other high caliber titles in the series.

Deadly Premonition! This game was shat on by reviewers internet wide, unfortunately. I can't go into any kind of detail or analysis because it will ruin the game, but after you give it a whirl come back and give opinions.

You either hate or love this game.

As for the topic I'm play Vagrant Story/Disgaea IV, still not very far in either although VS is a repeat play. (2 hrs in VS, 6 hrs in D4)

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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-18 07:15:53 Reply

At 6/18/13 04:05 AM, Elixur wrote: Deadly Premonition! This game was shat on by reviewers internet wide, unfortunately. I can't go into any kind of detail or analysis because it will ruin the game, but after you give it a whirl come back and give opinions.

I'm already familiar with Deadly Premonition (and most of the games I listed, actually) and I have to say, I do love the quirkiness of it. We were briefly discussing Deadly Premonition in the gamerscore leaderboard thread too. Brilliant game, maybe let down slightly by awkward controls but at the same time they do kind of add to that sort of B movie charm it has.

I have loads of video games sitting around, know a fair bit about most of them but there's a good few that I've yet to actually play through. Games from previous generations are great because they're usually so cheap to pick up now, so I end up buying quite a lot and then a year later I'll realised I've still not actually played many of them. Those games I listed were just the tip of the iceberg.

Appreciate the info though :)


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-22 04:06:23 Reply

At 6/18/13 07:15 AM, Dean wrote:
I'm already familiar with Deadly Premonition (and most of the games I listed, actually) and I have to say, I do love the quirkiness of it. We were briefly discussing Deadly Premonition in the gamerscore leaderboard thread too. Brilliant game, maybe let down slightly by awkward controls but at the same time they do kind of add to that sort of B movie charm it has.

Oh, I thought you were heading into it blind, my bad. The game is definitely worth $15-20 but I'd never pay full price.

Graphically it's terrible in some areas, but it serves the purposes of what the devs were trying to accomplish. Could have used a lot more spit shine and polish, some texture were downright abominable. Not necessarily cringe worthy, but not the highlight of what the game offers either. Character models were actually pretty okay in my opinion.

The plot/setting is what this game is all about. it's survival horror/mystery focused and a very creative hybrid at that. The premise isn't entirely unique however the execution is entertaining. Just don't expect a deeply emotional, moving experience and you won't walk away disappointed. The Protagonist is hilarious and his unusually bizarre antics are amusing to observe.

The setting goes to great lengths to give kind of a small town feeling, from the first time you visit the Local Milk Barn (supermarket) to your first trip to the police station. Everything feels quaint, isolated and simpler than city life. The peculiar cast are pretty stereotypical at first glance, but over time you quickly come to realize they're more lively and interesting than you could have imagined. They help flesh out what is otherwise a pretty bland environment and interact with York in a way that further immerses you into the world.

What makes the game truly shine to my eyes is the duality presented by the game's normal elements and the combat sequences. At certain points York will enter what seems like an alternate dimension. The very environment you were just exploring safe and sound will warp, leaving him trapped in a maze like twisted vision and beleaguered by strange, supernatural foes. During these sequences the survival horror is superb; you feel completely alone, surrounded by demented creatures in a once peaceful area. This is the best part of this game.

At one moment you may be walking around an innocent hospital, speaking with a whimsical attendant and watch an amusing sequence where York solves a series of riddles and shows off his forensic prowess. Then in the next scene everything changes and you're forced to escape that very area you waltzed into relaxed. This really emphasis's the strengths of the game.

The combat on the surface is looks, feels and plays out exactly like Resident Evil 4, which isn't a bad thing per say. The main difference is Deadly premonition lacks melee moves and has stealth aspects. You can hold your breath and sneak by enemies, which places you in a better strategic position to launch an attack.

The upgrade system and item inventory isn't as deep as RE4 in retrospect. Everything you do from saving occasionally, shaving, sending your clothes off to the cleaners all offer you a cash bonus. You can then turn around and spend on everything from the weaponry to food at the grocery store. There are a great deal of items to obtain, but it still falls short to the system in place in RE4 which offered more customization. Plus the pistol you start with has unlimited ammo, but I suppose it is weak enough to not really degrade the overall experience by much.

Sound wise this game features music as it should: to amplify the atmosphere established in a particular scene. the voice acting is far from perfect, but there is a certain charm to each character and it gets the job done. Just don't express AAA quality and for them to give off eerily strong performances and give you a roller-coaster of emotions.

There are plenty of side quests and exploration to be found as well. Greenvale offers card collecting and doing tasks for the citizens for rewards.

Controls are again similar to RE4, at least on foot, but are hampered by a lack of sensitivity options. I'm also entirely unsure why they mapped the controls the way they did. Didn't enjoy the fact you couldn't shoot and run, however I suppose that heightens the horror elements. Overall the controls don't impede your ability to enjoy the game and once you become accustom to the rather counter intuitive way the designers implemented them you'll progress without much problems.

Overall I really, really enjoyed the game and I feel the people who scored this extremely low either missed the point or went into it with high expectations. I think I clocked in around 20-25 hours in this sucker and I don't consider it wasted time.

I have loads of video games sitting around, know a fair bit about most of them but there's a good few that I've yet to actually play through. Games from previous generations are great because they're usually so cheap to pick up now, so I end up buying quite a lot and then a year later I'll realised I've still not actually played many of them. Those games I listed were just the tip of the iceberg.

What are some other games you own or are thinking of buying and trying out? I may have already played them and be able to offer my opinion, if you care to hear it.

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Starting up Breath of Fire III for PSP as well, seeing as I purchased it online last week and it just arrived yesterday. Going to make some serious progress on these two this weekend. Right now I'm just after getting my ass handed to me by Balio and Sunder you cheeky motherfuckers. I remember being a kid and wanting a green Mohawk because of these dudes.

THE FISHING MINI-GAME IS SO GOD DAMN BOSS.

I know I said previously that Triple Triad in FFVIII was the best side mini-game, but I've heavily considering altering my opinion here.

I enjoy being able to acquire weapons/armors early by collecting rare fish and selling to the merchant Gobi.

Either next week or the week after I was thinking of picking up The Last of Us, although I'm still not entirely sold. May wait until it hits $30-40 as I'm not in a particular hurry or rush.

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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-22 06:02:50 Reply

At 3/24/08 12:14 AM, CapnCrunchDaPimp wrote: What's the game(s) you've been playing recently?

I've been playing Pokemon Gold and Earthbound.

I'm playing Medal of Honor (the1999 one for PS1, and the 2010 one for X-Box 360. I like them both!)


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-22 10:00:56 Reply

Silent Hill Downpour

Final Fantasy XIII
May just go ahead to chapter 12 and possibly complete the game then come back and finish the harder side quests in that game such as Long Gui, Giant Cactuar, and Tonberry.


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-22 11:04:04 Reply

Right now I'm replaying Bioshock Infinite just so I can say "Oh!", "So that what it meant", Geez, so obvious in hindsight" and destroy my face with my own palm.

Also I'm trying to replay Skyrim on the legendary difficulty, to see if it is any harder than what it is on normal difficulty... I died just after I got my bindings off... This is going to be fun!


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-22 11:42:19 Reply

I played fallout 3 for a while. Now im playing skyrim.

Havn't been able to buy the dlcs yet. Waiting on my paycheck :(.

I bought GOTY edition i was like "YES I GET ALL DLCS". Installed it and all they did was give me a sheet of paper telling me they exist. I was pretty mad.

Then my brother a few days later saw another version of skyrim called the "delux edition" that came with DLCS.

I don't feel like buying GOTY and DELUX editions. So bethsoft well played, you just drained about 20 dollars out of my bank.

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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-24 00:35:42 Reply

I've returned to Contra recently. It's been a worthy adversary.


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-24 13:49:21 Reply

Started playing The Walking Dead again. Finished Episode 4 yesterday, now on to Episode 5 (alone, because the whole group is just a bunch of wussies. Especially Kenny!)


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-24 14:32:43 Reply

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen a.k.a Poor Man's Skyrim


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-24 17:33:28 Reply

At 6/17/13 10:17 AM, Auz wrote: I'm going to do a rerun of GTA Vice City.

Definitely as good as I remember it to be. Seriously, in terms of atmosphere, this is one of the best games I've ever played.

I'll also be playing Super Mario Sunshine a bit more frequently. My brother finally agreed to give me his GameCube (which he never uses anyway) so I moved it over to my apartment. I'm thinking about looking for some more GameCube games to add to my collection now. Tales of Symphonia and Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door are two games I'd love to get my hands on someday. Maybe Animal Crossing and Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem too.


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At 6/24/13 02:32 PM, ViceFullbuster wrote: Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen a.k.a Poor Man's Skyrim

Nah, Dragon's Dogma is way better IMO. I haven't played DA, but I played the original game until near the end of NG+ when I was so powerful it became boring. Meteor storm was 1-hitting almost everything in the game. I just finished up the campaign of Saints Row 3 and it was alright. Starting up a new run of XCOM: Enemy Unkown on impossible now. I never would have played it if it wasn't free for PS+, but I was really missing out. I had a 24hr+ session when I started my first playthrough. I can't remember the last time I played a game for that long straight. 9/10 would highly recommend


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-25 00:50:42 Reply

Jester is finally joining the Witcher 2 party while redoing the co-op campaign for Splinter Cell: Conviction with a friend of mine. They're both pretty great.

I'm also going through Dark Souls for the first but it's on hold for the moment due to the aforementioned games.

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At 6/24/13 02:32 PM, ViceFullbuster wrote: Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen a.k.a Poor Man's Skyrim

Skyrim fucking blows.


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Company of Heroes 2

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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-27 17:23:57 Reply

Saint's Row 3.

Good lord its like GTA but.... actually fun.


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At 6/27/13 05:23 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: Saint's Row 3.

Good lord its like GTA but.... actually fun.

If only they didn't gut content to push out lodsofdlc. It's still a good game, though, and I can't argue with the price of free. Did you get it from PS+ too?


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At 6/27/13 08:24 PM, Stretchysumo wrote:
At 6/27/13 05:23 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: Saint's Row 3.

Good lord its like GTA but.... actually fun.
If only they didn't gut content to push out lodsofdlc. It's still a good game, though, and I can't argue with the price of free. Did you get it from PS+ too?

Yep. Next is Deus Ex and LBP Karting probably.

Oh, and XCOM


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At 6/24/13 05:33 PM, Auz wrote:
At 6/17/13 10:17 AM, Auz wrote: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

I could fill this entire reply box and not say enough good things about this game.

Other titles you should check out:

Killer7
Viewtiful Joe
Soul Calibur II
Metroid Prime (no shit Sherlock)
Wind Waker (again)
RE4 (now this is just offensive)
RE0
Beyond Good and Evil
F Zero GX
Luigi's Mansion

Super Mario Sunshine gets a bad rap and it's not at all justified. The OST was amazingly varied, one of the best hub worlds, the Fludd mechanics were creative and the level design I dare say was even better than Mario 64.

Tales of Symphonia is some people's favourite in the Tales Of series, but more than likely they are suffering from FF7 syndrome. I mean it is well above average, but if you decide you are interested in the series take a trip down history road and give Tales of Destiny/Phantasia a chance and you decide you prefer them. (I certainly do, but I'm a sucker for 2D)

Paper Mario Thousand Year Door is a perfect sequel and deserves all the praise it gets. Super Mario RPG is still king though.

Animal Crossing I've never gotten into honestly, but I've seen people become obsessed with the game like an MMO, so play at your own caution.

At 6/25/13 12:50 AM, Jester wrote:
I'm also going through Dark Souls for the first

General Tips:
Upgrading your weapon is more of a priority over leveling up.

The game world is open world, but if you find you're having too much trouble you're probably someplace you shouldn't be yet.

Do not kill NPCs.

Your starting class and gift do not matter in the grand scheme of things.

Any melee weapon that isn't obviously terrible is more than capable of carrying you through the whole game.

Stat returns past 40 are diminished.

Never put points in Res.

Kite enemies (bow and arrow) and tackle them one on one.

Always carry homeward bones with you. Also blooming purple moss.

READ ITEM/EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTIONS.

Do not use a guide for your first blind run, cherish the experience.

Do not use the Drake Sword, if you've never heard of it good forget I mentioned anything.

If Capra Demon rocks you hard focus on the dogs first, use a pine resin weapon buff and time your rolls so your Invincibility frames make you pass through his weapon.

The skeletons in the catacombs do not revive if killed with divine weapons.

Kindle the bonfire for more Estus flasks if you need it.

Spider shield prevents toxic. (Blight town)

Take your time and do not be afraid to explore.

May the flames guide thee, chosen undead.

At 6/27/13 08:30 PM, TheSporkLord wrote:

Yep. Next is Deus Ex and LBP Karting probably.

Oh, and XCOM

I assume you mean Deus Ex Human Revolution? Both the original and HR are both fucking prime examples of brilliant game design. You're in for a wild ride my friend. Only real complaints were the boss battles and Adam Jenson sounding like Keanu Reeves. That aside the storyline is excellent, (blade runner vibe) acting/dialogue is above average, characters had depth, tons of abilities, nice pacing, open ended level design, fantastic AI, your choices were grey shaded rather than black/white, music fits the atmosphere and scope of the world and story, etc.

After you give the game a thorough play, pop back in here and share your thoughts.

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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-28 11:59:53 Reply

Purchased Rogue Legacy on Steam today so that's my new time sink. Roughly two and a half hours in so far and I cannot encourage you guys play it enough. Plays like a pseudo- Castlevania rogue like and has defined areas with bosses at the end. Along the way you collect gold which you can spend to acquire skills, upgrade your stats/equipment/etc and when you die you select between a few relatives of the previous character that had died. Since each have their own unique skills and traits, it adds some depth to the experience.

There are challenges sprinkled about in the levels, (A treasure chest will be at the end of a room littered with spikes and you have to reach it without taking damage or it will lock, just one example) the platforming controls seem solid and the art style is very reminiscent of something you would see here on Newgrounds -which could be seen as either a positive or negative-.

Sound wise the music is sparse although what is there isn't off-putting, I feel the sound effects for your dude/chick swing the sword and enemies screeching etc were all on point. There are plenty of different kinds of enemy designs throughout each themed stage. Level Design constantly changes with each run but I'd say overall it's fair most the time, luck does play a huge role in your success however.

So yeah, anyway, this is probably what will be eating up my time for the next few days-week. Might manage a few more hours of Vagrant Story, I know I'm nearing the 3/4 mark so it shouldn't be long now until i clear. Still unsure what title I'm gonna tackle next.


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I've been playing Metro: Last Light for the past couple of days.
Not gonna lie, it's pretty fun.


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The last game I played (and have been playing for the past week or so) is Dark Souls. I love the amount of detail for exploration in each location on this game, as well as the distinctive bosses you face throughout the game.


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Rogue Legacy. This game is amazing. It's basically Spelunky + 10,000,000 with its own interesting twists and gameplay. I love games like this and this is one of the best I've played.


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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-29 17:13:47 Reply

I've been playing a lot of playstation all-stars battle royale recently. It's a fun game, a different mix from smash bros and fun online play.

I usually tend to not play games at launch, instead I wait 6 months or so and get the game on sale :D

Imma supa cheap ass!


I'm loving and tolerating the shit outta you

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Response to The Game You're Currently Playing 2013-06-29 17:42:33 Reply

Borderlands 2 with some buddies again. I bought Krieg during the amazon sale and he's interesting; a high-risk/reward kind of character.


Xbox live: C0n Queso
PSN: A-Spiky-Kitten
Steam: Baby Diesel

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