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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #810 on: Oct 30, 2022, 10:36:08 AM »
Overwatch 2  is not really and improvement. I wondered why it was  free, but it's not a microtransaction factory now.  You have to pay them to get any of the good stuff in the game now. Not an improvement. Would have rather just paid 60 bucks up front, but even then this is a just an extra large download and not a full new game. Like only 25% changes. 

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #811 on: Nov 01, 2022, 03:26:06 AM »
Finished Signalis. Survival horror set in a dystopian sci-fi future. Visually, it evokes the PS1 era, with some anime AF character designs. Lots of creepy, upsetting themes and imagery. I liked it a lot, even though I found the traversal and combat to be somewhat clunky and frustrating at times. Probably intentional from a design standpoint, but it ticked me off just the same.

Also, it was seemingly developed by mostly just two people? Pretty impressive considering the scope of the game.

I'll definitely keep an eye out for anything else they might do going forward.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #812 on: Jan 23, 2023, 10:42:09 PM »
Not playing it myself but am watching some Let's Plays of the newest Fire Emblem game. The gameplay looks cool. I'm really tempted to get a Switch. But ye Gods, the story is freakin' awful. It's a cringey mess. Like the worst Fire Emblem story in the franchise with copious avatar circle-jerking. I like a handful of character designs but most of them are no bueno. The music's great and the character movements are very fluid. The character voice-acting direction wavers between being good, passable, and terrible regardless of the actor speaking. There's tons of bullshit mini-games tossed into this game, too.

The game features past lords of other Fire Emblem games as magical "emblems" (like interactive force ghosts) and I find myself being unreasonably upset at how powerful they've made Roy from Binding Blade. Because he's an awful character gameplay-wise. In the game he comes from, he's a huge liability that you have to protect the entire time because he's force-deployed and weak as hell.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #813 on: Jan 24, 2023, 01:09:03 AM »
I don't understand why they promoted the game exclusively with the male MC when the female is so much more appealing.

Or is character gender not a player choice and they actually co-exist within the story?

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #814 on: Jan 26, 2023, 12:51:31 AM »
Nah, you get to choose the gender but it changes nothing for the plot. The girl is cuter, even if they did give her those awful sock-tits.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #815 on: Jan 26, 2023, 02:02:53 AM »
Right? Like the armorer was all out of breastplates that day. ::)

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #816 on: Jan 26, 2023, 07:42:56 AM »
I'm still playing Ragnarok. Just killed/rekilled the undead berserker king after, like, 50 tries and 50 different Kratos load-outs. Working in Muspelheim now to armor up for the last Valkyrie so I can put the game down pending the release of New Game + in the spring.
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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #817 on: Mar 27, 2023, 02:06:43 PM »
I played a VN called Paranormasight that was pretty fucking good. Kind of a non-standard VN, there's a lot of dynamic camera stuff and light puzzle-solving, maybe a little closer to a point-and-click adventure game than most.

Loved the character designs across the board. Just beautiful, and all the various facial animations were especially great.

No voice work to speak of, but I actually didn't mind.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #818 on: Mar 29, 2023, 09:32:36 AM »
No voice work to speak of, but I actually didn't mind.

Don't lie.  There's clearly a pair of talking legs.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #819 on: Mar 29, 2023, 10:46:26 PM »
Oh yeah, that part really got on my nerves, so I just turned the volume all the way down...

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #820 on: Mar 30, 2023, 09:39:59 PM »
I was just watching playthroughs but, honestly, I don't think I would've figured it out myself. I found all of the meta-stuff neat as a viewer but I don't think I'd get it as a player.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #821 on: Mar 31, 2023, 01:11:18 AM »
I think I replayed that section half a dozen times before I finally understood what they were trying to tell me. It wasn't an "Ah-ha!" moment for me, either. More of an "Oh, fuck off!" moment.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #822 on: Apr 09, 2023, 09:17:49 PM »
Still Overwatch 2 and itís still bullshit especially competitive. But Iím a healer so I constantly get shit on and I play the most hated healer on top of that

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #823 on: Apr 10, 2023, 07:57:52 PM »
GoW Ragnarok just got New Game +. I'm hoping to start a new game this week sometime. I only have a few straggler items to find in the old game save.
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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #824 on: May 25, 2023, 08:54:03 PM »
I've been watching a few streamers play the new Zelda game and honestly I'm a bit confused because I never played Zelda nor do I know anything about it other than "Excuuuuse me, Princess!"  So I'm very lore deficient.
The exploration stuff and the mechanics look fun to fuck around with but some of the boss fights and shrines don't look fun at all. 

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #825 on: Jun 15, 2023, 01:51:25 PM »
I just crawled back up out of the Zelda hole myself. Can't remember the last time a game completely zombified me like that. Elden Ring, probably.

I don't think I want to do that again for a good long while.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #826 on: Jun 18, 2023, 11:17:05 PM »
I just finished watching a playthrough of Majora's Mask. It... did not look fun. I was glad to watch someone else play this; not to mention it being a Let's Player who actually edits his videos into digestible chunks.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #827 on: Jun 19, 2023, 01:59:38 PM »
The thing about Majora is that the people who like it... REALLY like it. I've never spent any significant amount of time with it. I remember learning about the countdown mechanic back when the game first came out, and that was more than enough to turn me off. Even though I now know it's not the impediment to progress it once seemed, I just have no desire to ever engage with it.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #828 on: Jun 19, 2023, 07:46:17 PM »
I've never cared much for the Zelda games, but with a few notable exceptions I've never been one for the adventure/rpg style of game.
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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #829 on: Jun 19, 2023, 10:42:40 PM »
I've never been one for Zelda games either but I've been digesting a lot of Zelda stuff lately. Along with the Majora's Mask LP, I've watched a BotW one and I'm already 2/3 through a Windwaker LP. I think TotK is the only one I actually feel somewhat compelled to actually play though.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #830 on: Jul 27, 2023, 03:28:20 PM »
Hey, I know you're a big Fate head, have you played any of the games? I think that upcoming Fate/Samurai Remnant actually looks kind of neat.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #831 on: Jul 29, 2023, 07:01:13 AM »
I actually haven't. The only games I know of are the LN and the mobile gacha and those wouldn't be of interest to me. Looking it up, it reminded me of Fate Unlimited Codes. I also forgot Fate Extella was a thing.

The new game does look kinda interesting. I wonder what Jeanne is doing there. And I didn't even notice the Saber is yet another Saberface with an ahoge and everything. Must've been the black hair.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #832 on: Aug 29, 2023, 12:38:21 PM »

This game continues to look fucking sick. I just might have to get it.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #833 on: Aug 31, 2023, 09:15:27 PM »
It was the pig-flipping, wasn't it?

Also, looks totally out of place for the aesthetic to have Cu-Lancer just standing there in his bright blue suit. At least put him in a period-style outfit like Gilgamesh. But at least he didn't get Tamamo's derp-face.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #834 on: Sep 01, 2023, 11:40:57 AM »
It was the pig-flipping, wasn't it?

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #835 on: Sep 06, 2023, 03:14:09 PM »
So I have to rant about something I have no business ranting on. But it's bothering me. Re: Sea of Stars.

I've been seeing a lot of buzz about this game. It's got really high ratings and a couple of streamers I really enjoy are playing this. I looked at some screenshots and the pixel art for the world looks beautiful so I decided to give it a watch from two different playthroughs.

What the fuck tho'?

Firstly, this game is supposed to be an homage or whatever to 90's era JRPGs. But there's "homage" and then "there's taking too much." I don't think they took enough to be called a "rip-off" or anything that extreme but it's to a level that makes me uncomfortable. On Chrono Trigger alone:

Fight Gato? Here's Gato at Home.
Fight Lavos? Here's a Lavos worm-thing.
The Kingdom of Zeal? Here's Zeal at Home.
Fight Flea the Magician in a magical void? Fight our guy in a magical void.
Remember Slurp Kiss? It's an enemy tech, how cheeky.
Remember the Bubble Burst? Hee hee.
Remember the kiwala on the mountain who calls you nosy and gives you a stat booster? We have him at home.
Remember how Ayla had a tech where she'd throw whole-ass enemies and make the earth shake? At home.
Remember how the last chapter is named the Fated Hour. So's ours!  Tee hee.
Remember Yasunori Mitsuda? No? That's okay, we have him at home. Literally. We paid him to be here.
Remember when Chrono died and you had to go through a stopped moment in time for you to save him? Here's the less interesting version of that same concept!
Remember Lavos again? We have a world eater!  Ooooo.

It even apes on some of the memorable scenes like encountering Magus on a promontory and at least two other boss fights. It's, like, can you stop now? I know there's nothing new under the sun so I don't want to be that person but Jesus Christ. It just feels like they took too much. And apparently there's other references and nods to other games.

Secondly, the lead characters are super bland. It's like this game thinks just because you bore me with their training montage that I'll believe they earned the outcome they got in the end. No. No they didn't. Nothing felt earned. I wanted to like them in general but they give me nothing to work with. I like the concept of them but they themselves aren't interesting. Also, their friend the cook was fucking annoying. The guy in the turban felt like someone's favored OC. He was interesting but I'd argue just make the game about him instead. He seemed to be biting into a little too much screen time. The other two are whatever, I guess.

Thirdly, the beginning part of the game is too damn long and too dull. Your game is short. More shit should be happening. Why isn't more shit happening? At one point, there's this flashback for a couple of bad guys. I liked the flashback, if only because I find those two characters way more interesting, but, again, WHY? There were multiple scenes that felt like padding.

Fourth, a lot of folks liked the music. I like a couple of the tracks but I'm not sure what anyone's talking about in regards to the rest it. Most of the tracks are kinda forgettable.

Fifth, art. The pixel art remains gorgeous. The character designs, I wasn't sold on. Some of the official art is still beautiful even with those character designs. In watching a couple of people play this game and seeing character portraits constantly, they just aren't my bag and I don't think the sprites fit the aesthetic. I don't know if I'm biased against the art style or several of the cringe characters rendered in that art style. (Pirates, I'm looking at you.)

Also, that giant memorial (for the kickstarter backers) felt ridiculous. But I guess that's also whatever.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #836 on: Sep 07, 2023, 02:50:03 PM »
I been playin' that there Starfield video game. It's a good 'un, mm-hmm.

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #837 on: Sep 07, 2023, 08:06:47 PM »
The name makes me picture an angry Jon Arbuckle in space, shaking his fist and going "Starfield!"  >:(

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Re: What Vidya Games R UZ Play'N?
« Reply #838 on: Sep 10, 2023, 02:51:30 PM »
I watched a playthrough of Chained Echoes. Mostly as a Sea of Stars palette-cleanser, to be honest. This is a homage to 90s-era jrpgs done right.

It doesn't have SoS's gorgeous bg art but the art here is nothing to sneeze at. The character art could be nicer. Sometimes a few of the characters could come off a tad bland in personality. (Looking at you, Glenn.) But I found the story gripping and combat system interesting. The music overall is better than SoS. It is overall less light-hearted than SoS but still manages many moments of levity. And, other than hiring a composer, like, basically ONE person made this game. Fucking amazing. I felt the love here.

I can't wait to see what the dev does next because there's supposedly another game or something set in this universe in the works. And unlike SoS, there's more story to tell that I'm actually interested in seeing. The game doesn't try to tie every thread but still concludes in a satisfying way. I read some reviews not liking two things: the crystal system, which can be mostly ignored; and the ending. I understand other people's mixed feelings but I thought it was perfect.
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