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Title: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 27, 2011, 05:02:22 pm
Seeing as we have a Computers/OSes general thread in here, this seems like something that should've been done a looong time ago (or has been done but since buried and locked so w/e).

In any case - POST YOUR GAMING STATUS, HABITS AND IDEAS AND WHATEVER HERE. I'm tired of using the weirdly named "whts playing" thread for that purpose -_-


Currently experimenting with Minecraft's latest more RPGesque functions, gaming Oblivion and waiting for Skyrim (11.11.11). LoL is on hiatus since I'm in stupid ELO HELL and can't get out (read: all teams have leavers and trolls and shitheads and russians who can't speak english and people who can speak english but refuse to fucking do so and so on). Holding up on my Deus EX:HR playthrough as well.

SO: WHAT IS GAMING, /OSC/?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on September 27, 2011, 05:08:29 pm
Planescape: Torment. Same game studio as Baldur's Gate and practically the same engine (and RPG ruleset), but with a more interesting carrying idea. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of the game interface, which feels unintuitive and stiffling, so so far every time I've continued playing it I end up taking a break after 10 minutes - the forecast doesn't seem extremely good for it, but I'm willing to give it a bit more time to convince me, if just for the sake of having a flying skull as a party member.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 27, 2011, 05:15:03 pm
At the moment, I've mainly been playing Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES, with the original Final Fantasy on the side. I have a few other games I'm playing on and off, but those are the primary two at the moment
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Red-Machine on September 28, 2011, 09:22:32 am
Lately for me it's been Dragon Age on Xbox 360 and Space Pirates and Zombies on PC.
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Post by: IanDanKilmaster on September 28, 2011, 03:40:24 pm
Right now I'm playing New Vegas, Oblivion (same reason as Nej), Infamous, Saints Row 2 (in preparation for The Third), and occasionally Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (not really all that great, but I enjoy playing it co-op with her), all of them on PS3.  The games are pretty much listed in order of predominance, especially NV since I play it nearly exclusively while alternating with the other titles on occasion.

I plan on starting my playthrough of Silent Hill 2 soon, as the timing seems right with Samhain right around the corner.  I might even be making a tradition of it, if this play goes well :3.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on September 30, 2011, 05:25:49 pm
Playing Battlefield 3 beta for both PC and Xbox360...

DICE needs to patch the hell out of this beta, its not playable on PC due to "99 Problems" (GET IT LOL) and its only OK in my book for the Xbox360.

I never asked for a crap beta...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 30, 2011, 08:46:32 pm
All kids aren't ready for the "Cool Betas and Alphas" club, mah boi.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 02, 2011, 02:34:50 pm
I just started playing the first Fallout earlier. So far, trying to get the hang of the controls (Why can't I move my character using the arrow keys?)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on October 02, 2011, 10:50:25 pm
Because the game operates like an tactical RPG while controlling like an RTS.  I'm not really certain if I can do a good job of explaining why it has to be that way, but basically, using the keyboard to control your character wouldn't really work with how the game is set up.  For one, a good deal of the motion of the game involves more than just moving along 2 axes, and diagonal motion isn't all that easy to do with keys.  There's also the pseudo-real time combat which relies on "action points" (you should be familiar with those from the VATS in the later games) for assigning turns, and that kind of system wouldn't really work well with keys either.  Honestly, I wasn't really fond of the first FO, but of course, I played it after having played FO3, so my perception was a bit unfairly skewed.  That's not to say the game doesn't have a lot going for it, the level of customization in assigning attributes and skill points is pretty great, I really wish more RPGs had that going for them nowadays
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 09, 2011, 04:42:52 pm
So, I'm now getting back to MapleStory, after taking a break from it for most of the summer. In fact, because it's getting close to Halloween, I'm trying to decide on a costume for Gardenia (My main character)...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on October 11, 2011, 04:35:55 pm
Haven't been able to really play Silent Hill 2, the disc keeps skipping.  It's not that badly scratched, so I'm thinking I need to have my XBox' lens cleaned again.  The only problem is, I don't have a lens cleaner here >,<.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on October 12, 2011, 12:56:40 pm
Still can't play my Super Nintendo because no TV I get to has a remote.

Also: I keep getting distracted from my World of Tanks playing.  Not good when I have to make the cut for my clan before too long.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on October 14, 2011, 11:24:32 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on October 12, 2011, 12:56:40 pm
Still can't play my Super Nintendo because no TV I get to has a remote.


Acquire universal remote?

(I need to buy one for the TV set in the living room, since its remote got ruined in the flood...)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on October 16, 2011, 09:48:57 pm
That means I need to know what kind of TV I have.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on October 16, 2011, 09:52:32 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on October 16, 2011, 09:48:57 pm
That means I need to know what kind of TV I have.


I thought universal remotes were universal. Like, you could go to a different galaxy and they'll work with the aliens' TV sets.

(I'm exaggerating, but I always assumed they worked with most contemporary-ish makes/models...)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 16, 2011, 09:58:22 pm
Most universal remotes I've had pass through my hands have to be programmed to be compatible with your TV, using a code sheet included with it. So, yeah; you'd need to know the make of the TV (And any companies they may have ties with, like the connection between Philips and Magnavox), and then try all the codes for that company
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on October 16, 2011, 10:06:28 pm
Pardon if I'm asking a stupid question, but can you not find out what kind of TV you have?  I mean with older models, it can be a pain in the ass sometimes, but certainly there's some form of labeling for at least the brand.  You could also google the serial number if that's somewhere on there.  Failing at all of that, most universal remotes nowadays come with the ability to cycle through codes automatically, of course, you'll still want to know if that particular remote works with your particular brand of TV.

On a separate note, I completely kicked inFamous' ass on hard today + collecting every blast shard & dead drop + completing every stunt = now I'm bored.  I could start a separate playthrough, but decided to try in the inFamous 2 demo today instead.  Can't say I like the new voice actor.  I'm trying really hard, but Sucker Punch did such a great job characterizing Cole the first time around ,and his voice (which was somewhere in between Christian Bale Batman and Charlie Sheen)  was such a big part of that, that it's hard to really embrace this change.  He doesn't seem like the same person I got to know.  Now I really wish more than ever that my XBox was playing SH2 properly :/.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on October 17, 2011, 03:59:02 pm
This TV is impossible difficult. I got it secondhand and it's basically a black plastic box with a screen.  The labels have either come off or been worn into obscurity, other then the Energy Star logo and '13 inch Personal Television'.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on October 18, 2011, 03:34:06 pm
That makes me think of our TV... it's a Polaroid LCD TV, but the dot over the "i", as well as the "r" and "l" in the Polaroid label have worn off. Now it looks like it says "POAOLD". 'w'
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on October 26, 2011, 04:08:53 am
Beat Darksiders the other day on Normal, took a lot of incomprehensible swearing to get through it all, but I managed to get through it in under a week.  I probably would've beaten it much sooner, but I was dead-set on getting as much done in my first playthrough as feasible (it's possible to get everything in one playthrough, but I missed an opportunity to get everything, so I settled for what I felt comfortable with grinding through >.>).  Kind of an underrated game in that it's very rewarding compared to most titles in the genre, namely there's actually a reason to collect the "secret" armor.  Maybe it was just that I was playing on the mortal's difficulty, but once I got the Abyssal Armor and War's Glory enhancement, I was brutalizing everything.  That includes everything that was causing me to throw out numerous arcane (and not so arcane) obscenities at the TV screen.  Hell, even the final boss was fairly easy.  Normally, I'd feel pretty cheated if a game did that, but Darksiders does it in a way where you actually appreciate that you can just wreck everything.  You spend a good portion of the middle of the game getting your ass kicked, that by the time you have the ability to own all, it feels like sweet revenge.  That being said, this game didn't give me nearly as much trouble as inFamous did, what with even the most basic of enemies having the accuracy of a Marine Corps Spec Ops sniper even when using a machine gun >,<.  Then again, I was playing inFamous on hard instead of on Normal like on Darksiders, but I imagine it still would've been fairly difficult by comparison.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on October 26, 2011, 05:58:38 am
I've been playing a bit of Super Mario Galaxy on Wii. I find it really charming in feel and especially the music, and am actually very surprised I could get into another Mario game so long after Super Mario World. x) Admittedly a lot of the music is already familiar from the few older Mario games I've played years ago, but it doesn't really bother me, more to the contrary. ^^ Also, I'm amazed I can actually grasp the controls of a console game, but that's probably explained by the small number of buttons in Wii controls. :)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 26, 2011, 09:01:28 am
@Pit: Ah, Super Mario Galaxy. I loved that game from start to finish

Well, I've found myself on another Pokémon kick, so I bought myself a copy of Emerald yesterday; bringing my old GBASP to work so I could play when I was on break. Also, maybe sometime I'll get off my lazy butt and finish my Crystal challenge run from earlier this summer...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on October 26, 2011, 12:38:58 pm
GBASP!

You sir, are a champ.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 01, 2011, 10:28:45 pm
I always wanted an SP, but, my GBC soldiers on like the champ she is.

I'm currently mucking about in World of Tanks, since what's more fun then riding about in a tank?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 01, 2011, 10:34:02 pm
I still have my original atomic purple Game Boy Color, which I got as a Christmas gift nearly 10 years ago (It will officially be 10 this Christmas).

I may have to dust it off and play some Super Mario Land to celebrate
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 02, 2011, 02:39:51 am
QuoteWhat's more fun than riding about in a tank?

I'll tell you what - RIDING on a fucking WARHORSE in a MASSIVE CAVALRY CHARGE and CHOPPING ENEMY HEADS WITH YOUR MILITARY SCYTHE. DAMN RIGHT YEAH.


Also, playing Mount&Blade Warband.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on November 04, 2011, 01:49:28 pm
Just recently found a new addiction - FarCry 2...

I'm actually really surprised how much I like it. Then again, I never played the original or the console versions.  It's a lot of fun sneaking around, starting fires, causing explosions, and killing people using said methods.  I don't know why I'm enjoying this more than MGS4, but I am.  I guess it's the feeling of immersion, and everything you do feels like it requires a decent level of skill.  This game makes me feel like a badass.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 04, 2011, 07:34:19 pm
After hearing Pit talk about the original Commodore 64 version, and having stumbled onto the remake, I picked up Giana Sisters DS.

So far, I'm really liking it; it's definitely got a Mario feel to it, which after having played through and beaten both New Super Mario Bros. and Super Princess Peach, another Mario-like is welcome. Much like how the Krion Conquest is a welcome addition to my NES collection, by being a solid Mega Man clone
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 20, 2011, 08:44:23 am
Well, I now have the first 5 installments of the Mega Man X series. With the exception of X3 (Which is a Japanese version I bought from Pit), all are domestic copies.

So, as a result, I've been on a Mega Man X kick lately. If only I had room to setup my Super NES...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 20, 2011, 03:02:59 pm
So eh
Guys
Skyrim

GOOD AS FUCK AND ALL, but what annoys me...

Spells get stuck when equipped, and you can't switch them out for another 1h weapon/spell.
FUCKING GIANTS CRIT MY ASS IN ONE BLOW? OH YEAH.
TROLLS? BURN THEM BURN THEM BURN THEM
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 20, 2011, 03:21:08 pm
i'm thinking of buying a copy of one of the saints row games, but the only platform we have it for is the xbox. guess it's time for me to figure out that acursed controller.....
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 20, 2011, 03:31:25 pm
The Xbox controller isn't that bad, really. The Atari Jaguar was far worse:


So many unnecessary buttons... @_@
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 20, 2011, 03:49:21 pm
eh, the last time i played with it i was playing halo and ended up killing myself more than the people could kill me. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 20, 2011, 04:12:50 pm
Oh yeah. Killing dragons, btw?
NEAT.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 20, 2011, 04:54:07 pm
@Kari: That's honestly what Halo was like for me, too. I didn't have a problem with the Xbox controller on other games I played, so don't let the controller scare you away :3

@Nej: My bro-in-law keeps making a big deal about slaying dragons in Skyrim. That does sound crazy awesome, I admit
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 20, 2011, 08:12:37 pm
@pentium: i heard they have a play station style controller for the xbox, so i might end up getting that. xDD

@nej: my sis has skyrim too, and she can't stop talking about it. i like the idea of having an endless world to explore, so if i can figure out that blasted controller i might start a game, too.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 21, 2011, 10:12:08 am
Heh.
I found this dragon head icon on the compass, and I was like "hey, is this some sort of dungeon related to dragons maybe?" so I got up and used the BEST SHOUT EVER, the Whirlwind Sprint thing that lets you BYPASS ALL OBSTACLES BE THEY LAND OR SPIKETRAPS OF HOLES IN THE GROUND and jumped up (there was a proper staircase up, but I didn't find it lol).
No dungeon. But wait! Is that a...IT'S A FUCKING DRAGON ARM YOURSELF
10 minutes of hacking, arrowing, spellspamming and shouting later, we are both low on health but he is lower, so I Th'uum in and AXE HIM IN THE FACE.
AWWWW YEAH BRING ME MORE OF THESE BASTARDS
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 04, 2011, 12:59:30 pm
So, I beat Mega Man X2 yesterday.

Compared to the first game in the series, X2 was a nice continuation, but not without problems. While I find the concept behind the 3 X-Hunters to be cool (They lurk in hidden chambers in the normal stages, which you have to hunt them down and defeat all 3 to get the best ending), I ran into one frustrating bug where, even when I went to a stage where one of them was hiding, the door to the chamber he was in would not open. I did manage to eventually beat it with the best ending, which was enjoyable. In fact, I loved the final form of Sigma for how sinister is was given how simple in appearance it was compared to his final form in the first game (Instead of this gigantic being that takes up the entire background, it's a wireframe of his head; which looks very alien).

All in all, X2 was a nice follow-up, if you get past the few problems

With that out of the way, now I'm onto Mega Man Rockman X3.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 04, 2011, 01:15:32 pm
found a totally spies video game at building 19 yesterday. it was 3 dollars and my mum says i can have it on christmas. :3

also found out about a code lyoko video game. does want. -w-

and there was also this one video game by red company at gamestop.....

@nej: that sounds epic. -w-
@pentium: heh. good luck with rockman. xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 13, 2011, 12:35:46 am
Been too busy to play much, but I've been neck deep killing dragons in Skyrim(360), showing people how to fly helis effectivly in BF3(360), just general monster killing time wasting in Killing Floor(PC), and learning the hundreds of buttons and switches needed to just start my aircraft in in DCS A10C Warthog(PC)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2011, 08:04:04 pm
i have 3 days left in the semester. one of the things i'd like to do once i'm free for awhile? GTA III, specifically driving the taxi. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 13, 2011, 08:08:16 pm
I got the whole GTA series on steam recently. My choice of standboxing however is flying Helis in IV
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2011, 08:09:54 pm
the vehicle choice is nicer in vice than III, but they're harder to get and i like the styling of III better. (we played it when i was a kid and i remember lol'ing at the mission "The Fuzz Ball". xD)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 13, 2011, 08:10:14 pm
I could never really get into the GTA games. The idea of having a gigantic world to do whatever in is cool, but the game just didn't click with me
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2011, 08:21:23 pm
they have other games like that. the only reason i don't play them is because i don't own the system associated. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 13, 2011, 08:33:41 pm
Well, there's the Elder Scrolls series, which is more up my alley. I have Daggerfall and Oblivion, but haven't played Skyrim yet
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 14, 2011, 12:29:15 am
I enjoyed cruising the city in my big black Cadillac in IV.  I'd much rather shoot down the chopppers.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2011, 07:49:00 pm
3 words: Jungling with Karthus.
WINNING
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 14, 2011, 07:51:35 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2011, 07:49:00 pm
3 words: Jungling with Karthus.
WINNING

Karthus has no need of ganking a lane, he can do that from anywhere man.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2011, 07:59:45 pm
Tru dat, but most often it only results in assists. KARTHUS WANTS KILLS SO HE CAN MAX HIS MEJAI'S BEFORE THE 20 MINUTE MARK~
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2011, 08:40:18 pm
@stew: just so i'm not confused, is IV a seperate game, or are you referring to Vice City or San Andreas?

(my cousin had San Andreas, and i was tempted to get it because the world seemed bigger. plus, it was the first of the games to not have tommy as the main character. xD)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 14, 2011, 09:00:35 pm
Grand Theft Auto IV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_IV)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 14, 2011, 09:06:05 pm
*walks into thread*

*realizes she has no idea what anybody's talking about*

*walks back out*
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2011, 10:32:08 pm
Bella, when am I going to get you to start playing LoL anyway? It's BASIC EDUCATION~ <3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 15, 2011, 12:47:22 am
*lassos bella*
*pulls back in*

now think of a video game and talk about it. :3

@stew: ah, okay. ^^; i need to start keeping up with current games. xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 19, 2011, 11:20:27 pm
People, me, Krizo and Kraus is getting together for a bit of League of Legends gaming, and I'd say a full 5-man (at least) OSC team would be pretty damnass swell. Join in here if you want this goodness, and set the region to EU/Nordic & East for maximum goodness (latency won't be a bother, promise)
https://signup.leagueoflegends.com/en/signup/index?ref=4dc73f6f0b72c851037304
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 26, 2011, 08:18:50 pm
I has Mario Kart 7 now. It's awesome :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Alex S on December 26, 2011, 08:42:29 pm
WANT.

I got a 3DS yesterday, but no games... though we did get a new Guitar Hero-ish game for the PS3 that is supposed to use a real guitar as the controller.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 26, 2011, 08:59:13 pm
Nice, man :3

Once you get Mario Kart 7, we should exchange friend codes
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 28, 2011, 08:56:43 pm
Played some Dark Souls today, kicked my ass good. Still the best game I own for the xbox360 though.

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 31, 2011, 03:22:08 am
played some GTA III today. :3 the hardest thing of the game? finding the save point again. :\
after that, played some bully. started a new game so i can make out with the boys and pinch me some ass. -w-
the thing i miss the most about playing a completed save file? not having to beat someone up every 5 seconds. :\ (and being able to go into town to buy better clothes.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 31, 2011, 03:34:06 am
GTA III for me is by far the best game in the series.  I honestly don't know why.  The game lacks so much technically of what it successors possess (I would say San Andreas is by far the most impressive from a technical standpoint - hope they bring some of that for V), but nothing I've played since really feels the same as I did when I first played III.  I think the closest I've come to that feeling of awe was probably playing True Crime: NYC for the first time.  I don't know if it's the setting or how the games start off or what, but it was almost a kind of, for lack of a better expression, magical feeling.  Just something really intangible about those games that really hooked me from the very beginning.

@Penti:
YUNO get Morrowind?  Or have we talked about this?  I can't seem to remember. >,<;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 31, 2011, 03:46:03 am
i'm in agreement with you; they really nailed it with III. the only complaints i have with it are little cosmetic things, like how the save icon blends in with the map too much, and since that's the only thing i can come up with, it says how much i think of this game. :3
i love the ability to do things that aren't related to the game. do you have any idea how much cash i've made by driving a taxi? :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 31, 2011, 04:10:45 am
You could do that in every GTA game since III, though.  You can also do that in just about every GTA clone as well.  If you ever get a current gen console, or play someone else's, I'd highly recommend you try Saint's Row II.  In some ways it's pretty weak and sophomoric, but it revels in that childish humor in a way that it's largely passable.  The main selling point for the game is the high degree of freedom that exists in it.  My main gripe is that there's not much choice to it story-wise, but it's not the kind of game you play for the story.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 31, 2011, 04:30:24 am
tbh, i barely follow the story in most video games. hell, in the case of disgaea, i made my own story. xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 31, 2011, 05:40:43 am
god ive gotten so many games on the steam winter sale @ _ @ I realized today I even forgot to TRY some of them after they downloaded, like I have Dead Island and i havent given it a shot
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 31, 2011, 11:22:53 am
@Dan: I actually started with Oblivion, then downloaded Daggerfall when I saw the developer released it as a free download on their site. Almost bought Morrowind, but never got around to it
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 31, 2011, 12:24:33 pm
@Penti:
Oh yeah, I do think I remember you saying that too.  D'oh >,<;

Well, whenever you're able to get it, you should definitely pick it up.  I'd say it's a pretty good middle ground between Daggerfall and Oblivion - somewhere in the middle of too all-over-the-place and too constrained.  I have my problems with the combat and spell system in that particular game, but there's so many other things about it that are actually really good.  I've never beaten the game, but I was able to come with very unique character builds each playthrough.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 31, 2011, 01:32:26 pm
I might buy it sometime. It's not too expensive on Steam, last I looked, so...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 31, 2011, 05:53:07 pm
Tried Dead Island last night.. or ment to try it, ended up playing 4 hours past my "bed time" Its a better game then alot of people said. Im just fustrated on how fast weapons wear down.. srsly I should be able to kill more than 6 zombies with a meat cleaver before its horribly bent to crap. How does someone fix that anyways?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 31, 2011, 06:35:39 pm
Yeah, I think weapon durability is something only a few games actually manage to get right.  That's why I was a little disappointed they got rid of it in Skyrim.  Granted, weapons/armor degraded far too fast in Oblivion, but all they had to do was raise that threshold a good bit and it would have provided enough depth without being the annoyance it was before (freaking clannfear practically ATE your equipment).  Overall though, I don't think Skyrim is missing too much without it.

I'd say the FO games have an okay durability system, as does FarCry 2.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 31, 2011, 10:15:19 pm
I love farcry 2s. First game ever Ive played where guns you find outin the middle of no where or off poorly trained militia are.. *gasp* not in good condition. I was even MORE stoked when the things would jam on me. As a gun nut, it always bugged me how reliability on dirty firearms is usually not included. ...now if only they hadnt made bastardized versions of weapons and put accurate depictions on. Huge pet peeve of mine is how guns will be "flipped" so the ejection port is turned towards the user so you can "see more shell casings zomg!" apperenlty the developers have never been whacked in the face with a burning hot casing before.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on January 01, 2012, 06:44:13 am
Quote from: CaptBrenden on December 31, 2011, 10:15:19 pm
Huge pet peeve of mine is how guns will be "flipped" so the ejection port is turned towards the user so you can "see more shell casings zomg!" apperenlty the developers have never been whacked in the face with a burning hot casing before.


In all fairness, I personally only know one person who has ever experienced such a catastrophic firearm failure, and I think the devs were counting on that.  If the game were more realistic in that regard, I highly doubt the majority of the people playing the game would really be able to appreciate it.  The way it does work, however, more people readily identify because it feels more like something seen in entertainment.  Don't get me wrong, I would've preferred less sensational license with the weapons as well, because the game had already stepped over a lot of modern FPS conventions that would've turned off those more interested in a casual experience anyway.  Trying out a well-worn RPG-7 for the first time is probably my most memorable experience with the weapon decay system - firing off two rockets, only to have the third go completely apes**t and fly in an impossibly erratic set of rolls and loops was enough to make me pause the game for ten minutes of hysterical laughter.  That being said, I never fired a weapon long enough to have it fall apart on me as I compulsively sought out new weapons after an intense firefight and I generally stuck to firearms with high durability.

FC2 is definitely one of my favorite games though.  It makes me feel like Brock Samson with a case of pyromania.  Depending on the situation, I can sneak through the flora and occasional foliage to take out enemies silently, or use said plant life to start an inferno the likes of which only nature herself could match.  The latter method is definitely aided by the fact that enemies tend to keep lots of "explodium" near grenades, molotavs, and ammo dumps.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2012, 02:04:46 pm
fire is always fun, unless you're frankenstein.

if i want good gun action, i turn to GTA III or 007 Goldeneye. :3
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on January 01, 2012, 02:17:55 pm
If I want some good gun action, I go down to the range, rent out the Thompson M1A1 Sub machine gun, load it up, and full auto that sucker until the bolt clicks or the target is nothing but the outside corners.

In other news, Dark Souls kicked my ass once again.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 01, 2012, 02:20:05 pm
For when I want to break out a gun and get locked in an intense firefight with some, I tend to go for the classic: Doom >:3
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2012, 02:53:16 pm
@pentium: nice. 8)
@kraus: not all of us have the luxury of having a license to carry or a firing range near us. the one up the street is for hunting game, not practicing your aim. :\

a used game store opened recently near here. i'd like to check it out. ^^ (hopefully they have a cheap N64 controller. :\ )
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Post by: IanDanKilmaster on January 01, 2012, 03:10:40 pm
@Kari:
I tend to be a pyromaniac in games in general.  If there's an option to set things afire - I'm doing it.  That's why I love all the oil slicks you find in dungeons in Skyrim.  Still though, rarely have I played a game that has quite the potential for causing what can really, truly be considered a wildfire like FC2.  I mean, in most cases (that is, unless it's raining) all you have to do in FC2 to get a fire going is throw one molotav and the brush just blazes completely out of control.  It's so bad that just firing the guided missile launcher in tall grass will set your immediate surroundings ablaze.

Quote from: Dr. Kraus on January 01, 2012, 02:17:55 pm
In other news, Dark Souls kicked my ass once again.


Isn't that a fact of life for anyone playing Dark Souls?  They should have just made the tagline for it "You Lose... A Lot".
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2012, 03:18:10 pm
@IDK: that scenario sounds fun. :3 being able to cause mass fires has a sense of excitement to it, especially given the knowledge that you're not hurting real people or destroying real property.

the molotovs and flame thrower in GTA are easy ways to relieve some stress and spark some chaos. -w- (it makes it more fun if you can set a car on fire, since then you're not even hurting virtual people AND there's a sweet explosion after! (bonus points if you get another car to blow up because of the first explosion!!)
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Post by: NejinOniwa on January 01, 2012, 04:02:08 pm
A ghost from the past appears...
http://achtungdiekurve.net/
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2012, 08:04:05 pm
vas ist das?
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Post by: CaptBrenden on January 02, 2012, 06:56:55 am
Quote from: Dr. Kraus on January 01, 2012, 02:17:55 pm
If I want some good gun action, I go down to the range, rent out the Thompson M1A1 Sub machine gun, load it up, and full auto that sucker until the bolt clicks or the target is nothing but the outside corners.


Thats always a good tay, except its expensive as all hell to waste ammo like that. No one loves a good trip to the range more then me, but ammo is expensive these days. My P99 and MP5A5 are my only guiltless weapons. I can bearly fire 3 shots of .50 AE before my wallet screams out for me to stop.

Quote from: IanDanKilmaster on January 01, 2012, 03:10:40 pm
@Kari:
I tend to be a pyromaniac in games in general.  If there's an option to set things afire - I'm doing it.  That's why I love all the oil slicks you find in dungeons in Skyrim.  Still though, rarely have I played a game that has quite the potential for causing what can really, truly be considered a wildfire like FC2.  I mean, in most cases (that is, unless it's raining) all you have to do in FC2 to get a fire going is throw one molotav and the brush just blazes completely out of control.  It's so bad that just firing the guided missile launcher in tall grass will set your immediate surroundings ablaze.



FC2s fire is matched only by perhaps Alone in the Dark. Highly under rated game. Has some game breaking giltches in early releases, but for a game your likely to pay less than 5 dollars in a bargin bin id recommend giving it a shot (that and you can skip troublesome scenes in the game) Just like farcrys system the fire spreads and propogates it self and wooden structures begin to fall apart and crumble as fire spread. very awesome.

Quote from: IanDanKilmaster on January 01, 2012, 06:44:13 am
Quote from: CaptBrenden on December 31, 2011, 10:15:19 pm
Huge pet peeve of mine is how guns will be "flipped" so the ejection port is turned towards the user so you can "see more shell casings zomg!" apperenlty the developers have never been whacked in the face with a burning hot casing before.


In all fairness, I personally only know one person who has ever experienced such a catastrophic firearm failure, and I think the devs were counting on that.  If the game were more realistic in that regard, I highly doubt the majority of the people playing the game would really be able to appreciate it.  The way it does work, however, more people readily identify because it feels more like something seen in entertainment.  Don't get me wrong, I would've preferred less sensational license with the weapons as well, because the game had already stepped over a lot of modern FPS conventions that would've turned off those more interested in a casual experience anyway.  Trying out a well-worn RPG-7 for the first time is probably my most memorable experience with the weapon decay system - firing off two rockets, only to have the third go completely apes**t and fly in an impossibly erratic set of rolls and loops was enough to make me pause the game for ten minutes of hysterical laughter.  That being said, I never fired a weapon long enough to have it fall apart on me as I compulsively sought out new weapons after an intense firefight and I generally stuck to firearms with high durability.

FC2 is definitely one of my favorite games though.  It makes me feel like Brock Samson with a case of pyromania.  Depending on the situation, I can sneak through the flora and occasional foliage to take out enemies silently, or use said plant life to start an inferno the likes of which only nature herself could match.  The latter method is definitely aided by the fact that enemies tend to keep lots of "explodium" near grenades, molotavs, and ammo dumps.


It is true that games that are epic and awesome to me, are .. usually too much for the average gamer.   Opperation Flashpoint Dragon Rising is an example. sister game to ARMAII (Id have to look it up, but it seems to be some company split in the past as they were once one and the same game but they are now two series)  I absolutely ADORE that game ofr its realisum and attention to detail. From lingo and expressions, to tactics etc.. its spot on and perfect. Its about as real as a game should be before it gets "too real"  but most people I know give up on it after 5 minutes of playing.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2012, 01:07:20 pm
regardless of subject matter, that's always sad, when someone gives up on a game after 5 minutes just because "it's too hard" or something like that. i only know one game i've done that do, and that was mainly a problem with the plot and graphics than anything else. >>;
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Post by: stewartsage on January 02, 2012, 02:34:27 pm
My perpetual problem with the Arma series is that my computer is just too slow to run it effectively.  So I just pine away while trying to convince the remaining players of Battlefield Vietnam to wait for me to set up a base of fire with my M60 before trying to cross a bridge.

Quote from: DanI tend to be a pyromaniac in games in general.


So, like me and any game that has melee combat?  I finally got a mod that added in M9A1-7s into Battlefield Vietnam, that and M132.  Mmm, flamethrower APC.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2012, 03:58:05 pm
@stew: red has made me fear putting bioshock 2 on any PC i own. he says that none of my fleet can handle it, so i'm torn between fear of it freezing and annoyance at his arrogance about it. (they said i couldn't put XP on a computer built for 98, and i did it!!)
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Post by: IanDanKilmaster on January 02, 2012, 04:59:32 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on January 02, 2012, 02:34:27 pm
Quote from: DanI tend to be a pyromaniac in games in general.


So, like me and any game that has melee combat?  I finally got a mod that added in M9A1-7s into Battlefield Vietnam, that and M132.  Mmm, flamethrower APC.


Indeed, but not just any melee combat - melee combat that has depth and/or is very visceral.  For instance, I loved the melee combat in Escape from Butcher Bay more than anything else in the game (not very had as I found the gun combat severely lacking).  The improved CQC in MGS4 was also a delight.  By far the most fun with melee I've had was with Arkham Asylum though.  I guess it's because I'm a fighting game fan at heart.  Would it be so much to ask for a game where I could go around beat the s**t out of people, break their necks, throw them around, and set them as well as their surroundings on fire (well I guess MGS3 had most of that, but it could've used more depth in the fire and punchy combat department)?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 02, 2012, 05:42:34 pm
I enjoyed the demo of Arkham Asylum, but that's as much as I've had a chance to play it.  For fighting games in general I can't remember button combinations/execute button combinations well so I tend to stay away from them/not enjoy them.
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Post by: IanDanKilmaster on January 02, 2012, 06:23:01 pm
What a coincidence!  I only ever played the demo for AA as well.  I really want to play the full game sometime because the demo really sold me on the whole thing.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2012, 06:27:07 pm
games like that make me wish i had the current platform. :\

@stew: there's a simple solution for that: PRESS ALL THE BUTTONS. (it usually works out well for me. ^^; )
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Post by: CaptBrenden on January 03, 2012, 02:56:54 am
Actually the Melee combat in dead island is surprizingly tights. Im enjoying it quite a bit


but Im extreamly pissed at the way the game developers handled firearms. Dispite having a character that specializes in firearms, it took me a good 6 hours into the game to even find a gun... and ive only ever found bullets once. I could understand that if the firearms were conciderably more powerful then the melee weapons, but they're not. To add insult to injury, I'm starting to find new guns in random chests on a fairly regular basis, all with one whole bullet in them. Ive replaced my rifle 5 times with a better one and never once fired more than one bullet out of them.
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Post by: stewartsage on January 04, 2012, 11:08:18 pm
KATAWA SHOUJO DOWNLOADED.  I MAY BE A WHILE.
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Post by: Bella on January 05, 2012, 03:10:13 pm
Been playing KS on and off today...
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Post by: CaptBrenden on January 05, 2012, 07:21:30 pm
jeez everyone is playing that game . _ .
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Post by: Red-Machine on January 05, 2012, 07:27:27 pm
Well, here's my reaction to playing and completing the Hanako path and getting the good ending:

I knew from the moment I saw her that Hanako would be my girl. I played through her route first in Act 1 and again in the full game. I alternated between wanting to cry, giggling to myself and wanting to hug her so bad it felt like I would die. It was equal parts soulcrushing and heartwarming. I genuinely fell in love with her and wanted to be with her forever.

Then the h-scene arrived. I'm not going to lie, I didn't want it. I even considered turning safe mode on just so I could avoid it, but I thought it would be detrimental to the story to go without it. It didn't turn me on in the slightest. I saw Hanako there, bared for me and me alone to see. I looked over her scars and I simply thought "She's so beautiful..." The scene itself was tastefully done, expertly written and not cheesy or typical of eroges in the slightest, which was a great relief to me. However, if I had been in Hisao's shoes, it never would have happened. I'd have just held her and told her I loved her and that she was the most beautiful girl in the world to me. I don't know how that would have turned out, but I'd like to think it would have forgone the awkwardness of her giving herself to me without actually wanting it.

When it comes to the "knight in shining armour complex", I am massively guilty of that. I once said to a friend of mine after she was told by a guy she asked out that she had too much emotional baggage for his tastes that I actually liked that in a girl because I want to look after her. I would have fallen into the same trap Hisao did, but I would actually be able to acknowledge my love for her as opposed to beating around the bush like he did. Whether or not that would have made matters different, I don't know. But regardless, my desire to help Hanako and be there for her came out of a genuine love for her rather than a misguided sense of pity.

When I got to the end, I actually said out loud "NO! NO! NO!" I wanted more. Much more. I know that's an unreasonable expectation from any game, but I was emotionally invested in this path. And I think I'm going to end up agreeing with the general consensus that you can't play the other paths without dying a little inside every time you snub her.

But, at the end of the day, I fucking loved it. Thank you for making this knight in shining armour a very happy man. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to listen to Painful History until I can pull myself together enough to get on with my life. Or at least the next path...
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 05, 2012, 11:33:22 pm
ugh, this is why i don't know if i'd be good at visual novels. i couldn't pick just one, i want everyone to be happy. ;^;

makes it worse that this VN i wanted supposedly has HORRIBLE ENDINGS for everyone you don't pick. ;^;
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Post by: IanDanKilmaster on January 06, 2012, 01:38:15 pm
Quote from: CaptBrenden on January 05, 2012, 07:21:30 pm
jeez everyone is playing that game . _ .


Not me!  I'm playing FIRE PRO!
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Post by: Bella on January 06, 2012, 05:03:01 pm
Regarding Knight in Shining Armor-ism: I think I'm the opposite of you, Red, while I'm okay with the concept of hurt/comfort in fiction I don't think I'd ever want to have to take care of somebody in a relationship...

Regarding KS - Hanako might be one of my least-favorite characters at the moment. I know a lot of people find the entire uber-shrinking-violet-with-emotional-trauma thing "moe" or fulfilling to an emotional need to be a comforter or whatever, but it's more annoying than anything to me. <<;;

I'm hoping I don't end up stumbling into her path by accident... >>;;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Red-Machine on January 06, 2012, 05:23:48 pm
Quote from: Bella on January 06, 2012, 05:03:01 pmHanako might be one of my least-favorite characters at the moment.


That had better change quickly or you might find yourself without your Apple ///. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 06, 2012, 06:42:53 pm
At the moment, since I'm on Frankenstein V3, I've taken advantage of it's TV tuner to resume playing Persona 3. I'm at about the point that my cousin (Who beat the game years ago) said that things start getting really interesting, so I look forward to seeing where things are about to go.

@Red: I used to be a knight in shining armor, much like you. Then I took an arrow to the knee
I felt this burning desire to say that, and I haven't even played Skyrim yet xD
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 10, 2012, 12:26:39 pm
So, now that I'm getting my games and such set back up on 2k (Who is back up and running), I'll soon get back to Half-Life 2; after nearly a year away from it
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Post by: CaptBrenden on February 03, 2012, 04:51:02 am
Well i didnt notice a topic more appropriate, so ill post here.

I think Ive said before, but I am a SERIOUS rotor head, that is, a helicopter fanatic. Recently Ive gotten back into PC gaming and picked up a few simulators.  Fed up with mouse control and using my xbox controler too arcade like, I ordered an Logitech flight system G940. Suddenly im spending all day long when not at class or doing homework flying helicopters in Bohemian interactives new title Take on Helicopters. Im just a little upset its so hard to set this flight rig up for ARMA II. 

In addition to that, Ive got this in the mail:
http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/

Normally Im against motion controllers. I absolutly HATE the wii and refuse to get one.. but this is the first time Ive seen motion controllers used for something useful. The ability to look around in ARMA or while flying in DCS or ToH?  PRICELESS.

Speaking of motion controllers, I finally have a reason to get a Kinect. apperently there is a hack out there that allows you to use ot to take in Mo Cap data, for realistic animations. Frick yeah!
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 03, 2012, 10:42:34 am
@Cappy: Cool ^_^
Also, I have a Wii, but almost never use it; my PS3 gets more attention
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Post by: stewartsage on February 03, 2012, 02:24:37 pm
I only ever fly helicopters in Battlefield Vietnam, which is about as arcade-y as you can get.  Still, I seem to be the one of the who doesn't smash the bird into the ground on takeoff or see-saw across the sky like an idiot.  Oh for the halcyon days of a larger player base.
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Post by: CaptBrenden on February 04, 2012, 02:22:27 am
Ah well I play alot of battlefield as well. Its arcadish, but it still flys like a propper helicopter, control is based on balanced manipilation of the cyclic and collective etc.  Nothing bugs me more then when helicopters are "dumbified" for no helicopter people in videogames where they maintain altituted to matter how far forward the cyclic is pushed. you can hover with your nose pointed towards the ground, and there simply is a button that controlls altitude.
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Post by: stewartsage on February 04, 2012, 02:52:41 am
Yeah, the Battlefield helicopters are just realistic enough for me I think.  I'll never be able to fly a fast mover in that game though.
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Post by: CaptBrenden on February 04, 2012, 03:41:22 am
Ah the fast movers arent that bad. I love how many people suck at aircraft tho = u = Means i look that much more awesome by compairison.. besides if you can handle helicopters, the VTOL arent that much more difficult.   Personally, I love the A10.. great for air to ground support, least as long as I have a team that marks targets. It is impossible to know where infantry is in the aircraft when you're at full speed

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on February 04, 2012, 06:48:28 pm
I play BFV almost exclusively, so we have AC-47s, A-1s, F-4s, A-7s, and that's about it.

When I was still in a clan, I operated almost exclusively as a FAC/FO for that very reason.  Almost no one does it and it certainly improves allocation and accuracy of your firepower.

<See avatar
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on February 04, 2012, 07:16:19 pm
Love flying Jets in Battlefield 3 and Ace Combat, running strafing runs and flying low over enemy forces is the way I like to fight my wars.

Ace Combat 6, Ace Combat Assault Horizon (One of the greatest soundtracks ever), and Battlefield 3 are my favorites for Jet warfare.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on February 05, 2012, 12:31:07 am
I think Battlefield Vietnam has the best soundtrack of all time, even the built in one without customizing your own.
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Post by: CaptBrenden on February 05, 2012, 04:32:41 am
Have you been playing BFBC2 Vietnam? Or the original?

I love ace combat for the most part and was really looking forward to assault horizon, but every jet fanatic I know that I play with says DONT GET IT. Supposedly its got alot of problems, like quicktime syndrome, enemies that are invincible untill they finish talking, unrealistic flight physics.   

Know what was a pretty good arcade flight game?  Apatche Air Assault. Licenced by boeing, its an extreamly realistic representation of the AH64.  I especially like that it has a Co Op mode, where your co op partner is your co pilot instead of another helicopter. its also got cocpit view for both the pilot and co pilot seat. I really liked it, only part that bothers me is they have some parts where, per videogame syndrome, you go up against odds no apatche would every have a chance against
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Post by: stewartsage on February 06, 2012, 02:13:43 am
The original Battlefield Vietnam, with a couple mods, yeah.
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on February 07, 2012, 10:29:17 pm
Working on a Zombie Apocalypse VN with a small team formed on /a/ called "Memento Vivere" which translates to "Remember to Live" from Italian.

So far we have a Blog,
http://mementoviverevn.blogspot.com/

A forum,
http://memento-vivere-game.proboards.com/index.cgi?

and an IRC Channel,
irc.rizon.net #memviv

Here is a character concept from a drawfag:


I maintain the Google Document files that all ideas are saved and I'll be helping a little with the Programming since I'm a DevFag as well as a Googledocfag...
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Post by: NejinOniwa on February 09, 2012, 06:41:40 pm
So, I tried out the Crusader Kings II demo today.
http://www.fileplanet.com/224596/download/Crusader-Kings-II-Demo
I am almost tempted to pre-order this shit. And from me, that's pretty damn-ass heavy praise. I can't fucking wait... <3
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 09, 2012, 07:30:31 pm
So, I'm finally dusting off my PSP and have returned to playing Disgaea 2. No real progress yet, but I do have a majority of my original characters named after OSCers now :3
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 12, 2012, 03:17:28 pm
So, I finally played both Final Fantasy spin-off games released on the original PlayStation (Well, the 2 released in the US, at least); Chocobo Racing and Chocobo's Dungeon 2. Here are my thoughts on both:

First off, Chocobo Racing has almost nothing to do with the similarly-named minigame in FF7; it is, in fact, a Mario Kart clone featuring Final Fantasy characters. What could possibly go wrong with this? Well, one crucial flaw; it's very rough around the edges, like this was rushed to market to cash in on the popularity of games like Mario Kart.  The tracks are bland, the controls are terrible, and they somehow managed to make a racing game that has a terrible camera; a feat I thought impossible. In all honesty, for the price this game usually sells for due to it's short print run, you're better off buying Crash Team Racing.

As for Chocobo's Dungeon 2, it's actually not too bad. If you've played a dungeon crawler before, like Nethack or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, you shouldn't have a problem getting into this. Like Chocobo Racing, it is a bit expensive, but if you find it for less than $15, I personally think it's worth picking up
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 14, 2012, 08:43:52 pm
...I may have hijacked this thread accidentally ^_^;;;

Anyway, I recently obtained the PC version of Final Fantasy VII, and managed to somehow install it on 2k. Now, to share my thoughts on it, from beginning to the first save point, in contrast with the PlayStation version.

First off, one glaring flaw: no music during the opening cut scene. That really kills the scene; as I sit there, having played the PlayStation version to death, picturing the music in my head. The other cut-scenes I saw during this time did have their music, which makes it weird for the opening to lack music altogether. The cut-scene quality is very low in this version; the PlayStation had sharper picture quality in this department. Also, transitions between cut-scenes and in-game graphics is also slower and much more noticable than in the PlayStation version. So, in terms of cut-scenes, PlayStation wins out

In-game, the PC version had cleaner looking polygons and nicer textures than the PlayStation version. Granted, this may be because the PC I'm running this on puts the PlayStation 3 to shame, but still. Battle transistions are a bit funky-looking, but it's only a minor gripe.

Music is one category about this port that most people say the PlayStation version is superior. Maybe if I where playing this on a roughly mid-range PC from when this was released, that would be true, but with the on-board sound in the PC I'm using to play this, it's a very faithful recreation of the PlayStation soundtrack; it has a few little quirks that make it feel different, but Edios did a *far* better job than Sega did with the original 1997 PC version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Which has a sountrack that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike the original Sega Genesis version)

The keyboard controls are a little funky. Playing on a laptop is nearly impossible, unless it has a keypad or you use an external keyboard...or, just pick up a controller somewhere. If you're using a version of Windows new enough to support it, you *can* use the Xbox 360 controller, but my advice is to go pick up something with a more PlayStation feel to it. This is a PlayStation game, after all, so you may as well play it with a more fitting controller.

One thing to note is that the translation does address some of the grammar errors with the PlayStation version, from what I can tell, but at the cost of...really screwy censorship. In their eyes, "hell" and "damn" where objectionable, but "shit" was perfectly fine; making you wonder what they where thinking when they where working on the script.

I've heard that there are some problems later into the game; such as the motorcycle chase being unplayably fast, as well as the game crashing on the Chocobo Racing mini-game unless you're playing this on Windows 98, but thanks to a group of dedicated fans, there are unofficial patches floating around on the internet to address these problems, along with some mods to further enhance the game (Such as one that allows you to replace the MIDI music with MP3s of the PlayStation version's soundtrack).

All in all, this is actually a decent port of the game. I still lean more toward the original PlayStation version, but the PC one is still good :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 15, 2012, 01:19:06 am
sounds cool, dude. i especially like that there's a patch to replace the midis with the PS's soundtrack. maybe your sound card kicks ass, but for those of us without the (marty mc)fly graphics and such they suck. ass. so having the option to replace it with the superior sound is great.

as for the smoother polygons, that may have to do with PCs being used to probably code the game anyway, so methinks the original format would be smoother.

that said, keep going and report again, please. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Red-Machine on February 15, 2012, 04:07:19 am
As someone who's played both, and owns the original soundtrack, I can say that the MIDI version of the soundtrack is damn terrible.  The only reason I can think of that would have made them not use the original CD-quality audio was that they wanted to limit the number of discs it was on.  The soundtrack alone is four.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 15, 2012, 10:39:02 am
The trick with MIDI seems to lie in what sound card you're using. I've played the original PC version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles on a wide variety of PCs, and the MIDI soundtrack always sounds different on each one; some sounding better than others.

So, maybe with the right sound card, the PC version of FF7 will be like it is on 2k
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Red-Machine on February 15, 2012, 10:53:06 am
You'll be using Microsoft's generic MIDI mapper, which is the worst of the bunch.  For the best sound, it's gotta be a Roland LAPC-1.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 19, 2012, 05:17:11 pm
Looking on the Final Fantasy Wiki, I found the section of the FF7 article talking about the PC version's development (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VII#PC-version_development) to be interesting. Apparently, the making of it was a disaster; explaining game crashes and other problems with the PC version
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 19, 2012, 07:05:27 pm
TOLD you the PS version was superior. xD
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Post by: Red-Machine on February 20, 2012, 10:15:24 am
So apparrently, the new Civilization V expansion will have a Victorian steampunk-themed scenario.
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Post by: NejinOniwa on February 20, 2012, 12:13:12 pm
So apparently, Crusader Kings 2 is the best game ever.

Get it NOW.

I mean, character-based EVERYTHING? Paradox, I <3 you so bad.
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 20, 2012, 09:58:16 pm
I'm now playing FF6 on my PSP. So far, all nameable characters I've encountered so far have been named after OSCers :3

[spoiler=Who is named what, so far] Terra: Penti :3
Locke: Stew
Edgar: Nejin
Sabin: Clone
Shadow: Dan

Ones I have not encountered yet, but already have names:
Celes: Bella
Relm: Kari[/spoiler]
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 20, 2012, 10:35:52 pm
woo-hoo!
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on February 24, 2012, 08:19:19 pm
Pre-ordered TERA, good shit.
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Post by: NejinOniwa on February 24, 2012, 08:25:10 pm
TERA-whatnow?

Also got RP+IP boost for Riot fucking up my match history. Good man.
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Post by: stewartsage on February 25, 2012, 05:31:40 pm
Broke out Fallout 3 again now that I know how to use console commands.  Semi-related: Critted a super mutant with the Reservist's rifle that then caused three cars to explode.
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 26, 2012, 09:50:22 pm
So, having been on a Final Fantasy kick lately (Partially from the PC version of FF7, partially for watching SuperJeenius' run through FF4 on YouTube), I bought myself a copy of Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls for the Game Boy Advance; a compilation consisting of remakes of the first 2 installments in the franchise.

As for my past experience with these two games, I have played the original US version of the first game (In fact, I have it on Wii Virtual Console, along with a vintage Nintendo Power Player's Guide for it), while I played a fan translation of the 2nd one many years ago (A half-finished one, unfortunately).

The first Final Fantasy is, well, the one that started it all. It introduces the basics that make up the gameplay of the franchise, barring a few tweaks here and there

Final Fantasy II is known for being the black sheep of the franchise for trying out some odd things that did not stick around for future installments; oddly enough, exactly like Castlevania II, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, so it must have been something developers tried with their franchises back on the NES. In this installment, your characters do not level up; instead, your weapons level up, while your characters do get little perks for winning successful battles, such as increased HP and such.

Graphically, since it merely brings the games up to FF4 quality, it's not that jarring; going from this (Famicom version) (http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/c/c7/Final_Fantasy_II_JAP_Battle.png) to this (GBA version) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/Final_fantasy_ii_GBA.jpg). It still feels like the original, unlike the DS remake of FF3; which feels like an entirely different game with how much they changed.

All in all, they did a nice job bringing both to the GBA. If you're interested in experiencing the first 2 installments in the franchise, but don't have access to an NES, this is worth looking into.
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Post by: NejinOniwa on March 06, 2012, 03:44:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGqEir3BasM&feature=player_embedded
Oh, Paradox. Beautiful as always. <3

Oh, also: Mass Effect 3 is in town now.
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Post by: IanDanKilmaster on March 14, 2012, 08:19:42 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on February 25, 2012, 05:31:40 pm
Broke out Fallout 3 again now that I know how to use console commands.  Semi-related: Critted a super mutant with the Reservist's rifle that then caused three cars to explode.


I would say that's one of the big pluses to FO3 over NV - EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!

Granted, NV has its own positives that I think far outweigh FO3's, but, in some ways, being in the desolate Mojave makes me yearn for the days of wandering the decayed remains of metropolitan civilization in FO3, just so I could see another massive nuclear chain explosion.  It's particularly amusing when it's caused by a cowardly Raider who "dodged" one of your shots only to be thrown through the air by said explosion... along with the rest of his sociopathic pals.

Speaking of Mojave, I picked up (well, I had my gf pick it up while she was in town) the GOTY version of RDR on sale.  It's definitely one of the most satisfying game purchases I've made in quite some time.  I think I'd put it right up there with Phantom Dust or Metal Gear Solid 3.  The only problem right now is I'm stuck in freaking Mexico until the game has decided I've had enough learning about how power breeds corruption and all governments are equally shitty and all that noise.  I guess the characters here aren't too bad, but some of the missions took a real dickish leap in difficulty.  That aside, it's a great game and I'm looking forward to 100%'ing it despite the absurd challenge level.
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Post by: NejinOniwa on March 14, 2012, 09:14:44 pm
A very interesting observation I've made.

Russians playing League come in 2 flavors. First you have the Russians playing League flavor, who talk in cyrillic in the chat and, despite their actual prowess at the game, generally cause massive fails because they can't communicate with their team.

Then you have the Talkative Russians. Who, to various degree, speak english, and are VERY interested in practicing that skill if you opt to vent/skype during the match. This is very amusing, seriously. They are SO TALKATIVE. And polite, I might add, so it's very hard to get out of the conversations you've started. SO TALKATIVE RUSSIANS PLAYING LEAGUE. XD
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Post by: Penti-chan on March 23, 2012, 12:08:46 pm
You know, a topic I saw on another site got me to thinking: What is the craziest gaming myths you've heard before? Like, secret endings, characters, and other such things.

I think the craziest I've ever heard is of a secret ending in Diddy Kong Racing; where Diddy and friends are eating bacon for breakfast after defeating Wizpig. I remember being a little let down that, after doing literally everything there is to do in the game, I did not receive this ending...although I still loved every minute of it, so it's not like it was a waste.

I've heard others, but that's the one that sticks out in my mind

EDIT:
One I did remember, also involving Diddy Kong Racing, was something my older cousin told me way back in '98; when I was trying to figure out where the Wish Key for Dragon Forest is. I asked him where I would find it, since I knew he had already beaten the game before, and he pretty much said "One does not simply find the Wish Key for Dragon Forest; they must earn it". Being the gullible 7-year-old I was back then, I believed every word of it; spending ages trying everything I could think of that could lead to me earning the key.

It wasn't until sometime in mid 2000 that, while trolling the internet for video game cheats, I stumbled onto the truth; you do find the key hidden in a track (Boulder Canyon, for the curious). Thus, after 2 years of thinking there was some piece to the puzzle I was missing, I was finally able to continue onward into DKR...which did spark a desire to find out of the "bacon ending" was true or not.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 24, 2012, 03:16:46 am
did you ever find out?

when i was young and gullible, my cousin told me about a secret move in THPS2 that was named after trout or something, and was supposed to imitate fish swimming upstream (think those photos of the fish leaping out of the water, curved in midair). ofc i believed him, cause i was 8ish and stupid.

i never really talked about video games with people since i was the only major gamer in the family besides my sister. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on March 24, 2012, 09:41:42 am
Yeah, I did verify it wasn't real, after literally doing everything in the game; unlocking T.T. and Drumstick, as well as beating both Adventure and Adventure 2 with everything (Including the entirely optional 5th trophy). No bacon ending, but I had a fun time getting there, so it's not like it was a waste of time

One other gaming rumor I remember from back in the day was various secret characters in the Super Smash Bros. games. The one I saw the most was how to unlock Wario in the original SSB, but I also saw supposed methods for Bowser, Master Hand, and even Goku (Yes, the Goku from the Dragon Ball series). Generally, they all required some nearly-impossible feat in-game; like beating Classic Mode in 1 life as Pichu.

I remember my younger cousin was, at one time, obsessed over this super-secret character in SSBM: A lion named "Fat X" (Although he later claimed it's name was "FedEx"; as in the shipping company), that was supposed to be crazy powerful. I knew better by that point, as people had dissected the game code and found no secret characters, although that didn't stop me from having a dream where Mr. Game & Watch transformed into the silhouette of a lion; becoming this mythical "Fat X" character
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 25, 2012, 04:48:44 am
part of the fun of video games and video game culture is the rumours and the modding. xD

maybe there's an emulator of SSB out there that someone modded to have "Fat X". xD
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Post by: stewartsage on March 25, 2012, 06:57:50 am
So I finished the main story of Fallout 3 again the other day, and have moved into Broken Steel/doing all the other quests I left undone.  Holy shit I'd forgotten there NPCs got a +35 bonus using the tri-beam laser, fucking hell.
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Post by: IanDanKilmaster on March 27, 2012, 12:36:22 am
I just completed RDR the other day (with just under 10% lacking for total completion), and I must say, it's one of the most beautiful games I've ever played.  In every sense, it is proof of the interactive artistry that only video games can provide.  It's not perfect, but it's definitely among my top ten (and we're talking since NES days).  The game is surprisingly well-written, and I highly recommend it.
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Post by: NejinOniwa on March 27, 2012, 02:31:51 pm
Hearts of Iron 3:

HARD GAME IS HARD. :/
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Post by: Penti-chan on March 27, 2012, 09:38:10 pm
I'm currently playing Super Mario Star Road; a very elaborate hack of Super Mario 64, with all new levels and such. So far, some frustrating bits aside, it's awesome
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Post by: NejinOniwa on March 28, 2012, 07:51:41 pm
Total Annihilation is BACK IN STYLE BITCHES.
http://www.tauniverse.com
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Post by: Remilia on April 04, 2012, 02:47:42 am
So... Dark Reign, mission 7. I must be doing something wrong since I seem to be able to protect the city for about 10 minutes while they apparently need 20 minutes more to sign one piece of paper... I probably could survive a bit longer if I used martyrs more efficiently. This is going to take a while... ><
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Post by: stewartsage on April 04, 2012, 09:47:56 am
Splitting my time between New Vegas and World of Tanks.  I've finally given up on the American medium tank tree and switched to the heavies now that the M103 is out.
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Post by: Penti-chan on April 04, 2012, 09:57:37 am
I've been mainly playing Final Fantasy VI
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Post by: Bella on April 04, 2012, 12:09:32 pm
*Pokes head into Games General thread, looks around nervously*

*Cautiously steps in*

Hey, uh, guys, I know I hardly ever drop by here, but lately I've been thinking of checking out the Touhou games and am wondering which would be a good one to start out with. Bearing in mind that I'm a complete n00b and mostly want to check it out so I can be familiar with the source material of a fandom I like.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Post by: Penti-chan on April 04, 2012, 12:19:07 pm
Well, I have the 7th game (Perfect Cherry Blossom), although I've yet to actually play it ^_^;;

I think I'll have to do that soon, but if you want to play it and can't find a site to download the games from, I can send that one your way :3
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Post by: stewartsage on April 06, 2012, 08:54:55 pm
Birth of America reinstalled?  There go five hours and conversation with like half a dozen people....
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Post by: Bella on April 06, 2012, 09:07:54 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on April 06, 2012, 08:54:55 pm
Birth of America reinstalled?  There go five hours and conversation with like half a dozen people....


I noticed. :  |
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Post by: Penti-chan on April 06, 2012, 10:14:49 pm
So, following in the footsteps of me talking about the PC version of Final Fantasy VII, I've recently stumbled onto another PC port of one of my favorite PlayStation games: Mega Man Legends

From a graphical standpoint (Again, comparing an original model PlayStation running the original version of the game to 2k-tan the Desktop running the port), while it's less blocky and pixel-y, it somehow looks worse than the original version; the characters feeling like cardboard cut-outs now. Granted, the original wasn't that great graphically, either, but it seems more passable on the PS1 in '98 than on the PC in '01.

Aside from that, it's a very nice port; it's so accurate, that Data (The happy, dancing robot monkey that serves as a save point (http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110813040942/megaman/images/thumb/a/af/MML2Data.jpg/382px-MML2Data.jpg)) even tells you that "You need a memory card" to save (They forgot to edit that portion of dialog from the PlayStation version xD). All in all, I'd suggest grabbing yourself a nice controller for your PC, preferably styled like a PlayStation controller (As the Xbox 360 controller is awkward for this game), and enjoy :3
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Post by: Remilia on April 07, 2012, 03:24:15 am
@Bella

I'd suggest Perfect Cherry Blossom, border mode will probably save your life more than once.
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Post by: Bella on April 08, 2012, 09:26:05 pm
@Remilia: Between yours' and Pentium's suggestion, I guess I'll check out Perfect Cherry Blossom.
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Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 08, 2012, 09:37:16 pm
I'd recommend either PCB or Imperishable Night, though I started with Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.

Recently I cleared Subterranean Animism, one of the hardest Touhou games without using continues! It was on 'easy' mode, air-quotes used because of the -huge- difficulty spike in the last 2 stages, but I did get the good endings. Now I'll try again playing it on normal.

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Post by: Bella on April 08, 2012, 10:03:21 pm
Thanks for the recommendations Aurora.

All I know about Subterranean Animism is that it's the game in which Utsuho shows up / attempts to burn everything.
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Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 08, 2012, 10:12:28 pm
Of the main games, SA is one of, if not the hardest. However, I find Undefined Fantastic Object to be the hardest.

To note, Mountain of Faith and SA use different game mechanics- your bomb counter and power level are tied together, and in order to use a bomb, you sacrifice 1/4 of your maximum power. That factor alone makes both of those very hard, yet I have less trouble with those two than UFO, which doesn't have that mechanic, but instead you collect UFOs while dodging barrages of bullets. I struggle with that part. :(
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Post by: Penti-chan on April 10, 2012, 10:20:01 am
So, I finally played some Touhou; more precisely, Perfect Cherry Blossom.

I actually fared better than I expected playing on Normal difficulty; when I often can't make it past the first level on "tamer" games of a similar style, like 1942 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1942_%28video_game%29). I made it half-way through the 3rd stage of the game, although I did have to use some continues along the way to keep going (Mostly during boss fights, I'll admit).

Also, I love the soundtrack
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Post by: Penti-chan on April 10, 2012, 08:05:28 pm
This I feel is worthy of a double-post to catch the attention of our demon overlord:

There are two (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/657807-steinsgate) games (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/657808-steinsgate-hiyoku-renri-no-darling) based on Steins;Gate coming out for PS3 in about a month

I stumbled onto that, and figured Nejin would like to know :3
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Post by: NejinOniwa on April 10, 2012, 09:36:03 pm
BUT STEINS;GATE IS A GAME TO BEGIN WITH :/
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Post by: Penti-chan on April 10, 2012, 09:55:02 pm
Wait; it was? I thought it was an anime first :/
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Post by: Penti-chan on April 16, 2012, 10:42:02 pm
Well, double post time; because of something I want to show off:

My library of games on Steam; all of them ready to run save for Team Fortress 2, which I could care less about really. Also, showing off my progress on the original Portal; having all but those last 3 achievements, which I found to be a pain in the ass to get >_<;;

Thoughts?
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Post by: Penti-chan on May 21, 2012, 05:56:26 pm
3rd post in a row? Did I take over this topic? ^_^;;

So, Diablo III. So far, all 10 minutes I've been able to play it, thoughts:

- On the positive side, the game is awesome so far; running amazingly well on 2k-tan the Desktop (Maxed out graphics and running smoothly, much like Portal 2 just a year ago)

- On the negative side, the fact that you're required to have a stable internet connection at all times causes problems for me. I've never had as many problems with a game's online feature since Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but at least with that game, online play was merely a bonus feature; not an absolute requirement in order to play the game even in single-player mode. While I understand the point in doing this (This makes hacking the game harder. Not impossible, if there's anything to be learned from MapleStory, but enough to slow them down), it's still frustrating when any little disturbance in my internet connection causes me to be kicked from the servers

Maybe once I have a decent connection at home (Whither that's where I'm living now, or somewhere else, I'm not sure yet), I might consider buying the full version, as I do like it from what I've managed to play so far. Until then, there's still the original Diablo...and Ultima VIII; which feels less like an installment in the Ultima series and more like a buggy prototype of Diablo.
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on July 27, 2012, 02:50:45 am
So guess what I just ordered for my PSVita~



Yup, I'll be playing some lovely Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA-F- at the end of next month~

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Post by: Penti-chan on July 27, 2012, 10:47:02 am
Nice ^_^

So, I have an Xbox 360 again. As I mentioned in Topicless a few days ago, I found Record of Agarest War to not be that great (The controls felt broken to me; nothing worked as it should), but hey; I still have the Banjo-Kazooie series (I love those games. Just finished off Click Clock Wood on the first one this morning, after leaving it hanging from yesterday because of frustrations).

If anybody wants to add me on Xbox Live, my gamertag is PentiumMMXV2. I don't have XBL Gold anymore, but maybe once I have a job and more multiplayer games, I'll get another subscription
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Post by: NejinOniwa on August 30, 2012, 04:12:33 pm
SO I HEAR POST-APOCALYPTIC STALKING IS IN. (http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-complete-2009)
Also Fallout with other Fallouts. (http://www.vaultmp.com/content.php?s=2be3e61bfdd73dc469cb20331024bc72)
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Post by: Penti-chan on October 13, 2012, 12:37:06 am
So, I bought myself New Super Mario Bros. 2 just recently, and figured I'd share my thoughts for anybody out there on OSC who owns or is considering purchasing a 3DS.

Ignoring the semi-decent soundtrack consisting of remixes of older Mario level themes (Mostly from the previous two NSMB games, from what I can tell), the gameplay is what you'd expect from a Mario game. It's fun, and expands on the previous installment with the return of the Raccoon Tail from Super Mario Bros. 3 (Since the Tanooki Suit from the same game was in Super Mario 3D Land), but if I have one complaint, it's the marketing gimmick of collecting coins.

This game puts a heavy emphasis on collecting coins; giving you new powerups that exist for the sole purpose of aiding you in filling Mario's wallet. However, the coins serve no purpose; you can't use them to play minigames to get powerups, like in Super Mario Land 2, nor do they affect what ending you receive, like in the first Wario Land game. The game mentions on the back of the box "Can you get one million coins?", like there's some great reward awaiting you for doing this, but the reward for accomplishing that feat is just an alternate title screen with towers of coins and a golden Mario statue; nothing else changes. For something so heavily promoted in the game's marketing, I expected a lot more than just "Yay! *applause*" as a reward.

Regardless of that, it's worth checking out if you love classic Mario gameplay :3

I admit, I might eventually reach one million coins for the hell of it, but it's not a high priority. More, something fun to do on the side; like how I once obtained the fabled rank of Champion Super Seeker in the original MS-DOS version of Treasure Mountain, about 10 years back (Sadly, my save file was lost before I could go as far as to max out my treasure room; with roughly 7 empty spots on my shelf remaining. That took dedication...and lots of free time).
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Post by: Penti-chan on November 07, 2012, 05:20:46 pm
I finally got around to trying out Path of Exile. So far, it does feel more like Diablo II than Diablo III did (Based on games I've actually played, D3 felt more like MapleStory than a Diablo game ^^; ).

Currently playing as a Shadow named "Penti", for the curious
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Post by: Pitkin on November 08, 2012, 09:04:37 am
We need to play together at some point, Pentium. :) I tend to play Hardcore, but can do Default as well, if you prefer.
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Post by: stewartsage on November 08, 2012, 03:08:02 pm
I'm back to playing World of Tanks because my connection's temporarily improved, also because I was home over break and they introduced the British tanks.  I've also downloaded some fan DLC for New Vegas and the demo for Mount & Blade: Warband.
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Post by: Cockleshell on December 25, 2012, 09:57:13 pm
-resurrect-
Someone recommend some nice co-op games for me and my boyfriend to play.
=_=
nothing too graphics intensive
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Post by: Penti-chan on December 27, 2012, 04:55:48 pm
I'd suggest Portal 2, but that's considered rather graphics intensive, so IDK
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Post by: Cockleshell on December 27, 2012, 05:22:54 pm
I'm currently playing through portal 2, and it runs fine on my computer. Had it for quite a while, and pirated it when it came out. He doesn't have portal 2 on steam so unless i pirate it again onto this HDD and play it over hamachi, es no bueno.
;-;
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Post by: NejinOniwa on December 27, 2012, 06:58:39 pm
*deep breath*
CRUSADER KINGS 2

Team up and plot against the rest of the rest of the Medieval world! Arrange ALL the marriages! Hell, you can even intermarry your dynasties to the point of inbreeding if you want! Castrate prisoners! Fight off the mongols! Conquer Africa! Remove Kebab! Claim the French throne! Laugh at the Habsburgs! Piss off the Fatimids! Cleanse the heretic! Become a heretic! AND MORE!

Accept it. YOU WANT IT.
They have like Steam sales every weekend too or something, when all the DLC and the game itself goes for 75% off... A fucking seal, I tell you. A SEAL.
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 28, 2012, 01:40:56 am
installing Ragnarok Online II at the moment, I've only been hearing good things about this game and now that it is in open beta I can now see for myself.

I loved the original game when I was younger but drifted away from it after a while, I'll give you guys a review of the open beta after I play it for a couple of days.

Now off to the land of Ragnarok! :3

**update**

So asiasoft totally failed with their servers and the open beta has been pushed back to January 3, 2013

The RO2 website has been down for a little over 5 hours now and there seems to be no hopes of it being back up until early tomorrow if not evening tomorrow (EST standards). So, until then I shall just play GW2 and some other games that have servers ready to handle the North American region, Asiasoft can really only handle the SEA server region for the game since they are based there. Oh well. First world problems. GG no RE.
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Post by: Simonorged on January 08, 2013, 11:36:59 am
Played FableIII all the way through twice in 3 days. ??? Does Bubble tanks count?
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 08, 2013, 11:54:27 am
@kraus: sucks still, but hopefully it's going well now. :\
@simon: good god. .__.


so guys. everyone with an iphone/ipad/ipod touch. there's this neato hanadufa app that allows online play. and you should totally get it. so i can koi koi to your dry 3 bright.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 08, 2013, 12:42:26 pm
@Kari: I'll look that up sometime :3

So, I finally beat the arcade mode on Bust-A-Move '99. Never could get past Sonic Blast Man (The really big guy, who is the second-to-last opponent in the arcade mode), but I just kept at it and finally saw the final boss...and of course, defeated him without much difficulty.

Twinkle is best character. I love the rainbow bubbles of doom -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 08, 2013, 09:44:54 pm
whoooooooooo, good job man.

also, i discovered that there are 2 versions of the free app. i'm gonna download the other, but i believe the only difference is that the pink one is lighter than the standard, being able to be downloaded on the fly rather than requiring an internet connection.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 11, 2013, 02:56:30 pm
So, I now have Chip's Challenge on the Amiga

After years of playing the Windows 3.1 edition, playing this one kind of feels like a new game; different graphics, different soundtrack (More than just 2 songs! ^^), and gameplay that uses what fans refer to as the "Lynx ruleset" (Which has a few quirks that make the game feel different from the "Microsoft ruleset").

Also, this game has made me realize my actual Commodore branded joystick (Intended for a C64, but Amiga compatible) does not work very well. Thankfully, I can simply use the controller from my Sega Genesis (MegaDrive, for our European members), due to the Genesis and Amiga using the same controller port (You can also use controllers for the Atari 2600, if you wanted).
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Post by: LeaflameSD on January 11, 2013, 03:53:09 pm
I kinda wish they would bring McCallahan back. I LOVE the game, and I've clocked so many hours on it. Ah... MicroShaft don't listen to us, but hey atleast a shitty party game huh?
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 11, 2013, 04:18:29 pm
There's a spiritual successor for the iPhone, called "Chuck's Challenge" (Created by the guy who originally created Chip's Challenge), which is getting a PC version sometime soon
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Post by: LeaflameSD on January 11, 2013, 06:34:09 pm
Well I've been playing PuyOlympic. Great little PC game...
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 11, 2013, 10:40:52 pm
@pent: MUST GET

also, chip's challenge had a soundtrack???? :000000
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 11, 2013, 10:46:46 pm
Yeah. The PC version has 2 MIDIs it alternates between for each level (One sounds pretty cool, the other is kind of "meh". It can be enabled in the options, if you want to hear it sometime), while the Amiga version has a greater variety of music (Which sounds nice, given the Amiga's sound capabilities)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 11, 2013, 10:54:25 pm
:0000000

i've known about the game for years but never knew it had sound until now.....
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 24, 2013, 07:29:39 pm
Mmm :3

So, I decided to try out the two installments of the Bust-A-Move series that are on the Xbox; Ultra Bust-A-Move for the original Xbox, compared to Bust-A-Move Live on 360. Which one is the best but will never top the 3rd game?

First off, Ultra Bust-A-Move. This game honestly doesn't feel like a Bust-A-Move game; the only tie to earlier installments is that Bub appears on the loading screen. Otherwise, it feels like a cheap clone; the character designs are odd, the music lacks the feel of earlier installments, and the controls feel sluggish and not as precise. The game did at one time have online play, but since the servers for it shut down a long time ago, I have no way to test that. However, it does offer local multiplayer, which maybe I can have my sister come over and test that out.

Secondly, Bust-A-Move Live. I played the demo, and compared to Ultra, this one is actually not bad. On a positive note, while you do play as your Xbox Avatar instead of choosing a character, you do get to choose character types...and all-Rainbow is a type; thus, I can channel my inner Twinkle and flood my foe's screen with the rainbow bubbles of doom. Also, compared to Ultra, the aiming feels more precise, which is very important with how I play. It's far from perfect, and it's certainly no substitute for Bust-A-Move '99, but it's worth checking out.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on January 24, 2013, 08:59:40 pm
(http://www.xboxgamertag.com/search/Poncho RDZ Mtz/)

That without mentioning the time wasted on Wartune

and on the Faceboob games
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 31, 2013, 09:33:48 pm
http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/crusader-kings-ii-the-old-gods
FUCKING YES YOU ARE THE BEST DLC EVER
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 01, 2013, 11:44:12 am
Rockman Mega World.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 01, 2013, 04:02:54 pm
Oh I forgot... I'm also playing



And
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 01, 2013, 04:05:54 pm
I've never played a KOF game ever...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 02, 2013, 01:27:36 am
Quote from: LeaflameSD on February 01, 2013, 04:05:54 pm
I've never played a KOF game ever...


Where have you been...? Livin under Nej? (literal)

TBH I was expecting more a reaction for the Game above KOF XIII
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 02, 2013, 04:09:56 am
I've known about the King Of Fighters series for years. Never got into it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 02, 2013, 03:24:20 pm
Here lies the truth!



btw I'm mordecai
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 02, 2013, 04:56:46 pm
So true, man :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: ettanb on February 02, 2013, 05:01:10 pm
Serious Sam! I restarted playing the classic ones. Still one the best shot-em up ever.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 02, 2013, 05:21:16 pm
I loved Serious Sam.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: ettanb on February 02, 2013, 05:44:21 pm
A player of shot-en-up that dislikes Serious Sam is wrong in the head.

The worlds need a game where the trio Serious Sam, Duke Nukem, and John Kane (Doomguy name in the novels) kick ass together against... well, I do not know.... the mother of all ass kicking?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 02, 2013, 07:43:16 pm
SEUS aren't my kinda games... I'm more a Fighting Plataformer Guy... But I was addicted to Duck Hunt
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 03, 2013, 04:41:11 am
The damn dog... he laughed in your face when you missed. Grr...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 03, 2013, 10:35:31 am
Indeed. That dog annoyed me >_<

I've never been crazy on FPSes; the only ones I really like are Doom, Goldeneye, and the Half-Life series
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 04, 2013, 04:14:44 pm
I'm just gonna say this now for everyone; Call of Duty is a shit series, and it will always be.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 04, 2013, 04:21:39 pm
amen, brother. though i know a few people would disagree with you.

the only first person shooter i ever played was 007: Goldeneye for the N64, and that's because it was one of the few multiplayer games i had for it. (plus, it was pretty cool.) it wasn't even shooting all the time, there was an option in the multiplayer for the weapon to be just slapping the hell out of each other. must have been an in-game joke, of sorts.
(they had the moonraker lasers, too.)

as for the genre as a whole, i never got into it. i find war documentaries very interesting, but that's because of the historical angle. for games, i need more of a hook to get me to play besides  "LOL I GET TO SHOOT NAZIS".


dunno if it counts, but i'm into playing games on my iphone recently. at first it was just solitare and Koi Koi (aka Hanafuda), but i downloaded a bunch more and have been slowly testing them out. i've gotten addicted to cat sliders, where the whole point is that it's a sliding puzzle of cats, and you need to get the calico kitty out.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 05, 2013, 11:45:27 am
oh, it counts... as little boys/girls games...

just kidding of course it counts...

In my old cellphone (Motorola V3 with a serious case of identity crisis -Can't decide if it is a T-Mobile T or a simple i - I play lots of puzzle games... thought now I'm reading lots of books too...)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 05, 2013, 12:31:22 pm
I got Pokemon Red on my cellphone (Not Android/iOS)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 05, 2013, 01:19:39 pm
Nice.

I've started playing Banjo-Tooie again recently; slowly chipping away at 100% completion (My next great challenge, since I tackled Donkey Kong 64 last year). So far, I'm trying to find the last few items in Grunty Industries, before I move onto the final world...which features my single most hated challenge in the game (The Canary Mary rematch. Over a decade of kicking ass at the button-mashing minigames from the various Mario Party games is not enough to beat her .___.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: ettanb on February 05, 2013, 04:50:11 pm
About Serious Sam, I still suggest everyone to play it. gog dot com sells the first two encounter for cheap and they work fine in windows and linux.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 05, 2013, 05:13:06 pm
Quote from: LeaflameSD on February 05, 2013, 12:31:22 pm
I got Pokemon Red on my cellphone (Not Android/iOS)


tried to get those to work... goddamned emulator never ran well... may as well try it later now that I can re modify my java apps from Nanami...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 05, 2013, 05:46:40 pm
18-0-6 Zyra mid in my final promotion game to gold 1.

MAXIMAL STOMPING POWER HAS BEEN ACHIEVED
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 06, 2013, 11:52:04 am
If you still have the Java handset or have a J2ME emulator I can send you the Pokemanz game...?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 06, 2013, 05:49:51 pm
Quote from: LeaflameSD on February 06, 2013, 11:52:04 am
If you still have the Java handset or have a J2ME emulator I can send you the Pokemanz game...?


I have it... screen resolution could be a pinch, but fixable
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 08, 2013, 06:46:00 pm
Would you guys recommend the Mega CD video game series 'SNATCHER'? I'm trying to get into Sega CD games again ^z^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 08, 2013, 06:51:14 pm
I haven't played that one yet, but I have it downloaded; just need to buy more CD-Rs first

Ah, the Sega CD; the only form of copy protection it had was "it's CD-based in 1992", making it easy to try out rarer games without paying the hefty secondhand price tag -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 09, 2013, 06:14:45 am
So I played Snatcher last night and...

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 09, 2013, 09:55:59 pm
well re installing my stuff after fixing Nanami... re installing DC Universe Online.. need 48 hours days...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 13, 2013, 04:44:56 pm
So, I finally decided to give Final Fantasy IX another shot; since, looking back, the reason I hated it was kind of stupid (I got stuck on a boss early in, got frustrated, and sold my copy).

So far, since I actually got past that fight I was stuck on, I find myself enjoying it more and would actually recommended it to fans of the Final Fantasy series. FF9 is definitely worth checking out, even if you didn't like FF8; since it feels more like one of the early installments of the series in gameplay and story.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 13, 2013, 05:52:26 pm
I've seen FFX in the video game stores, but it's a little costly. Also I've been playing SD Snatcher, the RPG spinoff of Snatcher.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 14, 2013, 05:42:29 am
I've got an immense urge to play Golden Sun again. Final Fantasy has got nothing on that series. NOTHING.

And if you say graphics, I will laugh at you for proposing to compare the graphics of a ps2/3 game with a GBA/DS game.

EDIT: Taking my first swings through GS:DD again for the first time in 2 years. THE NOSTALGIA METER IS RISING SKY HIGH :D
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on February 14, 2013, 09:08:38 am
Most of the things I've played are for the DS. I've got fifty plus games for that devise.
Plus some NES games on my 3DS they were on the Eshop for free last time I checked
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 14, 2013, 10:56:41 am
@Nej: If you really want a good laugh, my sister once said she hated the first Zelda (From 1986) because it "looked like shit" compared to Final Fantasy X (Which had just come out).

Thankfully she got over that whole "GRAPHICS ARE THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING" mindset and learns to appreciate games regardless of graphics
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 14, 2013, 12:36:23 pm
The graphics thing really grinds my gears... back in the Atari days they were considered GODLIKE.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 14, 2013, 04:09:48 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on February 14, 2013, 10:56:41 am
@Nej: If you really want a good laugh, my sister once said she hated the first Zelda (From 1986) because it "looked like shit" compared to Final Fantasy X (Which had just come out).

Thankfully she got over that whole "GRAPHICS ARE THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING" mindset and learns to appreciate games regardless of graphics


in fact if you ask me FFX is the one looking like shit on that comparison... no matter the 30 years age diference...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 14, 2013, 04:24:27 pm
Indeed. Metal Gear Solid 2 looked better...but then again, the Final Fantasy series sucked after IX (Which I actually kind of like now)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 14, 2013, 04:32:48 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on February 14, 2013, 04:24:27 pm
Indeed. Metal Gear Solid 2 looked better...but then again, the Final Fantasy series sucked after IX (Which I actually kind of like now)


dunno... VII Wass Kool
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 14, 2013, 04:39:54 pm
VII came out before IX, so it falls under the "it's good" banner; along with my personal favorite, VI

(I mean, I own VII on original PlayStation discs, PC and downloaded it on PlayStation Network)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on February 15, 2013, 03:05:36 pm

Who is she?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 15, 2013, 04:01:13 pm
I haven't the slightest clue...


I played Rockman 2 a half-hour ago. Also guys... what's your favourite bad game?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 16, 2013, 12:23:20 am
She's Asuka Kazama from Tekken (5, 6 i believe).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 16, 2013, 10:42:22 am
@Leaf: As far as bad games go, I'd have to say the Power Rangers fighting game on Sega Genesis. It's cheesy, and compared to the countless editions of Street Fighter II, an inferior fighting game, but I still manage to have fun with it
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 16, 2013, 10:57:44 am
Mine has gotta be this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg1jK10_Sf4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg1jK10_Sf4)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 16, 2013, 11:56:21 am
i don't think i've played anything truly "bad".....at least i'd feel bad for calling any of them "bad".

maybe mario party 1? it was rather hard and the minigame list was sorely lacking compared to the subsequent titles. (though there are some minigames that never made it into the subsequent ones, so it's kinda cool to check out anyway.)
maybe GTA3? i can't get past certain missions so whenever i play i just drive a taxi around. :\
maybe the battle function of Mario Kart 64? it was kinda lulzy since not much ever got done. xD
maybe the Rugrats N64 game? of course, we were using a broken controller at that point, so yeah. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 16, 2013, 12:40:51 pm
When I was younger, I loved jumping on top of the cars in Grand Theft Auto 3 and letting it drive me around ^z^

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 16, 2013, 12:55:02 pm
aw man, i should do that. i haven't done that in so long. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 16, 2013, 01:03:31 pm
I loved the Battle mode on Mario Kart 64 as a kid, as that was the only mode I was good at in multiplayer. Unfortunately, like Diddy Kong Racing as a whole, I was the only person in the house who liked it, so it was almost never played :\

Also, I remember being hyped for the Rugrats N64 game; since it was my two favorite things coming together. Even as a kid, I hated it when I first played it; it was so boring compared to Mario Party 2
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 16, 2013, 02:03:35 pm
yeah, wasn't it? i mean, i still liked it, but idk what they were going for considering MP had already created and dominated that market.

i liked the multiplayer but we played it so seldom that i don't think anyone knew what to do. mostly we just drove around. xD


i just thought of the riding on cars thing from GTA and i'm reminded both of hanging onto cars in Bully, and either jumping over them or riding them in some way in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (a childhood favourite >:3 ). -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 16, 2013, 05:56:17 pm
Rugrats is a 3rd party IP. Mario Party is obviously Nintendo's own.

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 16, 2013, 08:42:14 pm
bad because of lack of knowledge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaI0_Mh1v8g
Bad in every aspect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dJXgJ1c4vY
NOT a Game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW-R2euGBG4
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 17, 2013, 11:12:09 am
On the subject of good games, I'm getting back to my playthrough of Final Fantasy VI; which I started over a year ago. For those who don't remember, the names of my characters; all themed with OSC members of the time (With the exception of Clone and Zen)

[spoiler=My characters in FF6]
In the order they're introduced in:

Terra: Penti (Me!)
Locke: Stew
Edgar: Nejin
Sabin: Clone
Shadow: Dan
Cyan: Red
Gao: Zen
Celes: Bella
Setzer: Fedora
Stago: Vodka (svx)
Relm: Kari
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 17, 2013, 11:45:39 am
why am i last again? :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 17, 2013, 11:48:17 am
You're the last major character to be introduced in the game's story
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 17, 2013, 12:05:52 pm
ahh. okay.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 17, 2013, 12:36:07 pm
Think I'm gonna play some classic Nintendo.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 17, 2013, 04:25:52 pm
Quote from: LeaflameSD on February 17, 2013, 12:36:07 pm
Think I'm gonna play some classic Nintendo.


good for ya! the aftermentioned anticipation is cool as helll
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 17, 2013, 04:55:56 pm
FUCK! The emulator didn't work.

EDIT 18/2: Played Sonic Adventure DX.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 18, 2013, 07:25:57 pm
Quote from: LeaflameSD on February 17, 2013, 04:55:56 pm
FUCK! The emulator didn't work.

EDIT 18/2: Played Sonic Adventure DX.


which one... I have one working for moo...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 19, 2013, 05:07:18 am
Nestopia. Think I'll get FCEUX instead.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on February 20, 2013, 10:34:07 am
I had to... RIDEN ON CARS
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 20, 2013, 11:20:21 am
xD Nice. Egoraptor is cool

So, FF6 has taken a turn for the depressing...and yet, I keep finding myself drawn back to it more because of it, since I want to know what happens next
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 20, 2013, 03:21:31 pm
Quote from: LeaflameSD on February 19, 2013, 05:07:18 am
Nestopia. Think I'll get FCEUX instead.


I got nesten... worked like a xarm
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 20, 2013, 05:21:14 pm
FCEUX is what I primarily use for NES, and it works great
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Paul on February 26, 2013, 05:03:31 pm
I've just started playing Lost Odyssey for the 360 and I'm quite baffled, to say the least.
Half an hour in and I'm bawling uncontrollably... something in there hit way close to home for me.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on March 04, 2013, 09:23:40 am
I'm playing Fire Emblem Awakening.
It's very good.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on March 07, 2013, 03:56:08 pm
Today I tried out a otome game, VR MayClub.
Kinda interesting... but the dialogue is tedious to go through.

I also download TH07 - Perfect Cherry Blossom and played on normal mode up to Stage 4.
I was actually doing pretty well, I didn't need to use my bombs that much, and I could dodge those bullets like a boss :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on March 07, 2013, 08:23:08 pm
Loved Mayclub
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on April 05, 2013, 09:47:50 am
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

   To be honest, I'm a little disappointed. The story line is decent so that's not the problem.
The biggest problems I see is with selection, difficulty, and the sheer amount of time it takes to get the missions done. Unlike the older games, you can only select one mission at a time. The first boss was way too easy, and the special abilities, like item master or trailblazer, well those are gone too.

   Now for some good things:
NO HUNGER, kinda takes the challenger out of the longer dungeons.
3D layout: the dungeons not only look cooler but they have visible layers.
like this:[spoiler][/spoiler]
It's like this in the the beginning of some of the dungeons and at several time throughout and they added a bit of a puzzle aspect.
And then the main point of doing missions, build your own paradise!

Things that should have stayed, the ability to do multiple missions at once.
Things that I wish it had, The choice to be a fucking Charmander! No quiz in the beginning by the way
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on April 15, 2013, 03:35:15 pm
Quote from: Simonorged on February 20, 2013, 10:34:07 am
I had to... RIDEN ON CARS



Oh, you just wanted to say that for the longest time now.

For me, once I'm done with my Geometry homework, I think I'll play some Demon's Crest (or Demon's Blazen, as it's known in Japan).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on April 15, 2013, 03:43:42 pm
Visual novel game that I shouldn't be playing.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on April 16, 2013, 11:30:44 am
Bring me my brown pants!  And yellow underwear while you're at it...
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bPH8Pe5G1p0&feature=plpp
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on April 16, 2013, 11:33:23 am
Kingdom Hearts man, I haven't played that game in 6 years.

I remember playing Sonic 2 with my cousin (Casino Night Zone it was), and when I was about to beat him he fooled me into giving him my controller, and then he won and was jumping up all over the place.
I was confused.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on April 17, 2013, 06:54:42 pm
We all have moments of WTF.

[spoiler]Also, check out this fan-made BlazBlue comic I found!
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Blazblue-Continuum-Shift-Mark-the-Devil-comic/3834001
If the colors were a little darker, and Tager was drawn a bit better- I would have been fooled into thinking it was an offical comic!  But it's not.  Still, it was great.

You know what, I've been on a BlazBlue high as of late, so here's all of the openings from Calamity Trigger's Arcade opening to Chrono Phantasama's Arcade opening.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ehs2aMOt4M
I am so looking forward to BlazBlue 3![/spoiler]

[spoiler]
This post was orginally from the Topicless thread, but I could not do a thing about it at the time.  So, here it is:

"Screw Unlimited Mu-12 of the Acrade Mode in BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend!!  Good God almightly, this has to be the hardest boss I have ever faced in my entire life, so far.  In order to get to the secret 11th battle, you have to go through one character's arcade of your choice, without losing a single round, and without using a single continue.  You also need to have at least 1 Astral Finish by the time you're done with your last opponent.  This can also be done on any difficulty, but I recommend Easy or Beginner to make the trip less frustrating.  Once the requirements are achieved, the screen will cut to the versus screen, where the player now has a chance to fight against Mu-12.

And she is abursdly brutal to fight!  First off, Stien Gunner (her Drive attack) now goes in a Medusa Head pattern(if anyone here played Castlvania, you'll understand.), making it very problemattic to land some combos.  Second, Sword of Decimation now goes at downward strike and launches the player high in the air, instead of a curved motion like the normal one, and can easily catch you off guard.  Third, Unlimited Mu-12 has not one, not two, but THREE secret Distortion Drives in Extend.  You read that right- THREE.  F'ING.  SECRET.  DISTORTION.  DRIVES!!!  All of which can cause a crap ton of damage, and instantly murder you on sight.  First, there's Imperial Ray, an explosion that crawls on the ground.  This is one that can easily catch you off guard, but if you insta-block it, it will only do chip damage.  Celestial Jewel is the least of your concerns, just back into it and block.  But the cream de le crem of bulls**t is Kusanagi's Anger a grab that can take HALF of the player's health away in no time flat!  And the worst part of it all?  If you lose this fight, you'll be kicked to the credits sequence, and its back to the main menu; in other words, you have to start from sratch again.

If you want to fight this jerk, I would recommend Ragna for this battle, since Mu-12 has low defences against offencive characters.  I would also recommend a second controller for this as well.  When Mu-12 is about to wipe the floor with you, press start on the second controller, and the screen will cut to, "Here Comes a New Challenger!"  Select and take out the scapegoat, and you'll restart the battle with full health.  It took me a couple of months just to take her down.  I did beat her last week, and my God it felt oh so satisfying to finally defeat Unlimited Mu-12.  8) On top of that, there's an achievement tied to defeating her called, "Murakumo, AWAKEN!!"  Best part?  I got a perfect round against her as well.  (Insert "Like a Boss!" here.)"

A couple other things I forgot to mention.  If you are using the Stylish Layout, you have to get a Distortion Finish on a character's predestined battle, instead of an Astral Finish (the one with text boxes popping up before the fight begins).  If you are using Relius to meet the requirements, his True Final Boss is Unlimited Ragna, instead of Mu-12.  Considering how much of a pain he was with Jin and espically Hazama's Arcade runs...  Let's say things are not going to go smoothly.  I'm not sure if defeating Unlimited Ragna as Relius gets you the achievement as well.  Any other BlazBlue officianatos in the house?  Besides you, Simon.[/spoiler]

Edit: I'm not going to lie, but this was a bit of a b**ch to edit together.
Edit 2: For Unlimited Mu-12, the reason why she does so much damage, is because her up to date changes are used for the fight.  Really, Arc?  Really?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on April 18, 2013, 11:56:26 am
Spence, fuse the two above.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on April 21, 2013, 09:23:13 am
What the heck did I just watch?
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=H5qFZjuKet4  :o

Also, Chrono Phantasama's Arcade Opening= All of the hypes. ;D

[spoiler]*Pant* *Pant* *Pant* (Repeat those three about seven times) *Cough about ten times* *Very deep breath*

Holy Lord...  I did it...  I actually did it...
Depth 999 of BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend's Abyss Mode is now complete...

That has to be the longest endurence test I have ever taken in my life...  But I pulled through...  And thank the Holy Trinity!  *Falls to the ground, face first.*

That took me almost 9 hours!  ALMOST 9 HOURS!!
*Passes out*[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on April 27, 2013, 06:44:57 pm
Spence, try not to doublepost ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on April 28, 2013, 09:11:26 am
It's fixed, don't worry Leaf.

Also, Chrono Phantasama now has an official Japanese console release date: October 24th!  I am looking forward to the US release, which I'm predicting the game to reach here some time in the winter.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 30, 2013, 11:23:36 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab9e764D7cI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxxnq5YAVHw
Oh Paradox. Please never stop being the trolls you are.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on April 30, 2013, 03:40:45 pm
Wow...  I've never seen trailers that classy before...  Looks like Hazama found himself some classy trolls that can pull puns off that are actually funny.  Not to say puns can't be funny- they can.  But, looking at Chuggaaconroy and Exandshadow's puns...they're groan worthy.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 30, 2013, 05:43:38 pm
Hazama?

Who?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on April 30, 2013, 07:34:24 pm
Main boss in the Blazblue series
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 30, 2013, 10:32:16 pm

DIAMONDS
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Post by: stewartsage on May 01, 2013, 03:57:51 am
So I bought a game today.  Reciever on Steam.  Between this and Kentucky Route 0 my indie cred is on the rise.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on May 01, 2013, 04:28:11 am
Quote from: NejinOniwa on April 30, 2013, 05:43:38 pm
Hazama?

Who?

Long story short, he's the main villian of the BlazBlue series, and a full time troll.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 02, 2013, 06:02:59 pm
I'm currently playing Divine Divinity and liking it very much. ^^ I had never given it a go before and now feel I've missed a gem in the style of games I enjoy.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 02, 2013, 07:20:58 pm
does anyone here still play analogue games?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 02, 2013, 07:59:36 pm
Like, board games \ card games \ etc.? Not really; since I almost never have anyone to play with :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 03, 2013, 02:38:12 am
the only game i play frequently anymore is Hanafuda/Koi Koi, which is more analogue game than anything, despite me playing it on my phone. :\
which reminds me, are you EVER going to get that app? xD;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 03, 2013, 02:51:27 am
Eventually; whenever I remember to plug in my iPod Touch whenever I actually bring 2k to grandma's office ^^;;

On a different note, I'm using a different Game Boy emulator for an experiment; one that allows for game link on the same PC. The experiment? See what happens if I get a link battle going between two Pokemon games: English Crystal and Vietnamese Crystal. I heard it'll likely screw up the files on both, but I'm curious what happens before then. I'll post results later; once I get far enough to actually do it
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 03, 2013, 04:58:41 am
We play board games frequently. Every time someone comes to visit, we play something. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 03, 2013, 03:17:15 pm
i'd like to play more of them but we never have enough people. i wonder if i could play against myself. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 03, 2013, 03:20:29 pm
That's what I used to do as a kid; play against my plushies :\

Or, maybe you and I can attempt to play a board game via Skype and a webcam :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 03, 2013, 03:21:58 pm
Some board games allow solo play (Res Publica Romana, Arkham Horror come to mind) or come with solo expansion (Archipelago), but I'm very much put off by the idea of setting up a board game to play alone. It's kind of depressing. :(
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 03, 2013, 03:23:33 pm
@pent: we should, like the ms paint checkers we had planned. -w-

@pit: i have my plushies to play against. it's not depressing. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 04, 2013, 11:31:38 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on May 03, 2013, 03:17:15 pm
i'd like to play more of them but we never have enough people. i wonder if i could play against myself. :\


That's essentially the thing that keeps me from playing more board games. I agree with Pent though, maybe we could try to set up a board game night on Skype? We'd have to all agree on a title (a game that we all own or can acquire reasonably easily), schedule and work out the gameplay (it could get hairy keeping track of everyone's moves / placement on the board) but it's not an impossible feat.

One of these days ... I'm going to rise above my listless but-I'm-a-Mac-user-and-I-have-a-short-attention-span-so-I-can't-game funk and buy Portal 2 on Steam. -.-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 04, 2013, 11:49:18 pm
Do it. Then, we can do co-op :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 05, 2013, 06:38:05 am
Bella, you don't have an excuse anymore. Paradox titles now even work on Linux.

Also, League works on Mac now, but that's another story.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on May 15, 2013, 10:48:00 pm
Time to start Digital: A Love Story
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Post by: SoldierSpence on May 16, 2013, 04:09:15 pm
@Stew- Never heard of that game before.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 16, 2013, 04:13:15 pm
@Stew: What's it about?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 16, 2013, 04:34:39 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on May 05, 2013, 06:38:05 am
Bella, you don't have an excuse anymore. Paradox titles now even work on Linux.

Also, League works on Mac now, but that's another story.


I know, right? The I'm-a-Mac-user excuse is rapidly becoming outdated. ><

Quote from: PentiumMMX on May 16, 2013, 04:13:15 pm@Stew: What's it about?


I'd suggest googling it because the premise sounds rather complicated...

It's not a dating sim involving Digital Equipment Corporation computers though, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 16, 2013, 04:45:20 pm
@Bella: Well, you can use "I'm interested but don't really have the attention span for games" excuse ^^;;
Also, I'll look it up later

On a different note, I picked up a copy of the first Torchlight on clearance at Office Depot for $4. I remember Pit mentioning Torchlight II a while back, and since I found the first cheap enough, I figured I'd try it and see if it's any good. Besides, it was only $4
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on May 18, 2013, 03:10:22 pm
Big news, guys!  I was poking around the Screwattack fourms, and I found this article- "BlazBlue will be adapted into an anime series."
There's little information at the moment, but hot diggity damn I'm excited to hear this news!
Here's the small article:
http://www.screwattack.com/news/blazblue-will-be-adapted-anime-series
As more info is released, the article will be updated.  Keep an eagle's eye out for this.  Especially you, Simon and Pent.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 18, 2013, 03:55:44 pm
http://dispatches.cheatcc.com/dispatches/255?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_51740#.UZfcT5xGbxQ
HA HA HA HA.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on May 18, 2013, 04:18:30 pm
My responce: Is this guy serious?  My Lord, what has this soceity boiled down to?  It's a fictional world, not one that shows the possibiltiy of the world being turned into something the game shows.  I'm a Christian too, and I think this shows what the US was like back then, in video game form.  On top of that, I'm not offended about poking a slight bit of fun at my belief, but I do question why the developers do that.  Oh, well.  Different opinions.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 23, 2013, 04:23:25 pm
@Spence: A BlazBlue anime? Sounds cool to me :3
@Nej: Some people are idiots :\

So, now that I have an actual copy of it, I tried out the first Fullmetal Alchemist game for PS2. So far, it does feel a lot better on the PS2 versus a buggy emulator...although strangely enough, the voice clips that play during battle still sound like crap compared to other PS2 games (Especially the original 4 .hack games), although the audio during the anime cut-scenes is fantastic.

Still, it's a pretty good game so far. Not the best ever by a longshot, but I'm enjoying it :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 29, 2013, 03:25:53 pm

SET SAIL! SET SAIL! OUR LONGBOATS SHALL RIDE THE TIDES OF THE SEA, AND AEGIR'S WRATH SHALL VISIT THE CHRISTMEN ON THEIR SHORES!
THE OLD GODS (http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/crusader-kings-ii-the-old-gods) ARE ALIVE - AND THEIR WARRIORS STRONG!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on May 30, 2013, 08:30:01 pm
In other news, recently played a bit of Demon's Souls.  That game is HHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRDDD!! :o  If you thought I Wanna Be the Guy was bullcrap, wait till you play this!  Also BlazBlue Chrono Phantasama is getting a PS3 port in Japan on 10/24.  Sweet! 8)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on May 30, 2013, 08:32:44 pm
I bought a pink PS2 memory card today along with Phantasy Star Universe - Ambition of the Illuminus.
So far I haven't peaked into the game alot, but it seems like as I play it more it'll turn out to be a pretty good game.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 30, 2013, 09:09:56 pm
I never cared much for Phantasy Star Universe. I admit, I have the PC version of it, but it's more for novelty; as I never could get into it like I could with its predecessor; Phantasy Star Online
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on May 30, 2013, 09:14:11 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on May 30, 2013, 09:09:56 pm
I never cared much for Phantasy Star Universe. I admit, I have the PC version of it, but it's more for novelty; as I never could get into it like I could with its predecessor; Phantasy Star Online

Well the game did get fairly average reviews, so I guess it's to be expected.

EDIT: So I just completed the Gainax VN game Neon Genesis Evangelion - Girlfriend of Steel.
A little short, but certainly not bad.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 05, 2013, 03:26:05 pm
@Leaf: Cool. I actually read about that game not long ago ^^

So, I recently obtained Mario Party 6 again. Here's the results of the first "random number generator game"; where I had characters randomly selected.

[spoiler=Mario Party 6 results that might bore some people]After a 15-turn game @ Snowflake Lake with bonus stars issued
(Which, on Snowflake Lake, everyone has 5 stars at the beginning and fights each other to obtain more)

1st: Peach (Me) - 15 stars, 159 coins
2nd: Yoshi - 5 stars, 26 coins
3rd: Waluigi - 2 stars, 40 coins
4th: Boo - 1 star, 27 coins[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 05, 2013, 07:12:41 pm
No Luigi on Hard and DK on easy?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 05, 2013, 10:00:38 pm
Well, DK isn't playable in Mario Party games from 5 onward; as he serves as a host for bonus games to earn more coins and such.

Also, maybe when I do this again, a Luigi will pop up :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 05, 2013, 11:24:53 pm
Oh right.

Kentucky Route 0 Act II came out on Steam today, finally, yay!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 06, 2013, 11:32:51 pm
Cool ^^

So, I tried out some new games today; all 3 being licensed titles, 2 both have Japanese voice acting, and 2 from the same era and being based on series that are polar opposites ^^;;

First up, Mega Man: Network Transmission, on Gamecube. I'll be honest, I've heard this game was rubbish, but since it was only $6, I decided to chance it; since I heard the gameplay is like classic Mega Man blended with the Battle Network games. This game is based more on the Mega Man: NT Warrior anime series than the Battle Network games, and for reasons unknown, the US version only has Japanese voice acting; kind of strange, but not a big deal to me. To be fair, it felt promising early in, but it got frustrating given how you had to rely heavily on the battle chips for your attacks; your Mega Buster is just too slow and weak (The fact you can only have one bullet on screen at a time, compared to 3 in the NES Mega Man games, makes the game quite unfair). I'd suggest avoiding it; lest you find the in-universe superhero Commander Fish is in a future stage ^^;

Second up was Neon Genesis Evangelion; the N64 game. This game is kind of confusing; mostly because it's all in Japanese, so I have no idea what the screen listing the controls was saying. However, I do understand what's going on from a story perspective. I think if I searched around for a guide to the controls, it might not be too bad; not the best game ever, but not terrible either. However, I just wait on them to decide to release Rebuild of Evangelion N.64: Expansion Pak (Not) Required...although they probably won't; because I just made that up out of the blue LOL

Third was Tiny Toon Adventures: The Great Beanstalk, on PlayStation. It's a very shoddy port of Buster & The Beanstalk; a point-and-click adventure for the PC that I have a soft spot for. However, to make it work better on a console, they have these awkward platform game segments in-between screens; with clunky controls and lower-quality backgrounds that clash with the higher-quality backgrounds they reused from the PC version (Although downscaled; as the PC version runs at 640x480, and the PlayStation versions runs at 320x240). Also, they dropped the bit on the company's logo screen with Plucky Duck saying "Shakespeare...this ain't" (Or "Shakespeare...the saint"; as I heard it as when I was a kid), as well as the talking computer books ("The error you reported is not a bug, it's a programming feature"); which is disappointing. Still, the game's wacky humor is there, but given how crappy the platform game segments are, it's hard to suggest playing it; when you could instead play the original PC version. However, at the very least, they did fix the bug with the difficulty selection screen; so when you select hard, it's actually on hard instead of easy

...and speaking of The Great Beanstalk, I beat it just to see how they changed the ending from the original Buster & The Beanstalk.
[spoiler=Tiny Toon Adventures: Something Something Beanstalk (PC \ PlayStation)]They butcher the ending a bit; rather than you being the giant, instead it's Steven Spielberg, who is apparently the one actually playing the game. Which might explain the shit controls; as you're playing as a guy who is playing a PlayStation port of an older PC game. Either it was poor programming, or pure genius on their part. Otherwise, the ending is the same...although they replace the Tiny Toon Adventures theme song with a mishmash of music clips from the various areas in the game.

Also, Steve Blum provided some character voices in this game, as well as the PC version. Yes, the Steve Blum; long before his breakout role as Spike Spiegel[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on June 15, 2013, 12:57:20 pm
Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on June 15, 2013, 01:06:04 pm


playitplayitplayitplayitplayit
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 15, 2013, 02:27:29 pm
Possibly the weirdest game of CK2 ever.

I started as this lowfag count in the Faeroes, then launched my aptly named Fairy Conquest of Cornwall and kept going from there. After a while I had a sizable domain in Wales and Cornwall, and my son was married to the princess of Norway. And then...well.

LAUNCH INVASION OF YEMEN!

Adventurer doomstacks attacking the lone Shia muslim state on the arabian peninsula, so I had nothing to fear from his neighbors joining in. I secured Yemen successfully, but JUST AS I WAS FINISHED I see something not very fun at all happening...
The Sunni Caliphate/Abbasid Empire of Arabia declare a Holy War against me.

Simply speaking, I was largely bloody damn fucked. So what do?

Quote from: Clan Vittfare family meeting, 908 ADStiernvald the Berserker, Jarl of Cornwall and newly throned Jarl of Sanaa clears his throat. Everyone is silent around the long table - all eyes are on the great clan chief. His sons are looking at him with expectant eyes - they know what is at stake here better than most.

"I'm sorry, friends, but this is not a war we can win. I have heard of the Arabs and their vast armies - even if all the norsemen in the world were to fight by our side, we would not match them in number. The brave men who helped us take this land have gone, many settling down as farmers - they will not take up their swords again without good reason, and by the time the enemy knocks at their doorsteps it will be too late."
Everyone in the room grows grim, and the men ease their swords from their belts. Soon they will ride to Valhalla with the valkyries, after they have fought their last against this vast foe. Except...
"But I have a plan."
Eyes perked up. Perhaps the old bear wasn't quite out of luck yet - perhaps there was a way for them to win glory - and live - still.
"Stiernmar, eldest of my sons. I shall grant you all my british holdings, and your independence. I will take charge of our arab lands, and Hranulf will inherit me. Stiernmar, I wish you the best of luck with your wife - my grandsons shall no doubt become splendid kings of Norway."
Eyes went down again, though perhaps Stiernmar was a little relieved. Everyone knew of the tensions between the brilliant young Hranulf and his elder brother; and everyone knew that their father favored his younger son, as well. But this wasn't "a plan", as much as it was a contingency for the dynasty; one branch would live, and the other would fall glorious in battle. It was better, perhaps, but not good.
So why was the old bear still grinning?
Young Hranulf dared his luck, and asked. "But father, what will we do with the arabs? Even if they do not take all our land now, they surely will in a matter of years. They have no respect for our us - or the gods!"
Stiernvald's grin was like that of a shark. "Then perhaps we shall show some respect to theirs."
Astonishment shot through the room like a hail of arrows, striking everyone except the archer himself.
"I have heard, from the peasants, that if we announce our conversion to this mohametan faith, the Arabs will have no choice but to stand their armies down and welcome us as brothers. And even then we can use the very split in their faith that got us this far! We will drive our conquests north into what remains of these Shiites, and secure the our entire half of the arab peninsula. And the Caliph's lands are fuming with unrest - when that cookpot boils over, we shall strike wherever the iron is hot. Our gods got us this far - now, we shall steal theirs, and go further! And think of what the damn christ-men will think, when they hear that the Bear of the North has gone from being a filthy pagan to a stinking muslim instead of their own blasted faith!"
Astonished faces slowly turned to accepting and approving, as the elder spoke. Pitchers of mead were raised high, and soon the feast was on. Strange a plot it may be, but the Bear was not one to fail in anything.

Late was the hour when the newly-built long hall in al-Sanaa was empty, save for the clan head and his eldest son, who were sharing a mug of mead in silence. Stiernmar would soon take his men and go to the ports, to take his longboats back on the long journey to Britain; and Stiernvald would remain, accept his new faith and establish his rule in this new, far-off land. They had come far, very far, from the tiny castle he had got from his father, and the city he had built, back on the Faroe Islands.

But perhaps it was fitting. "Vittfare", Far-traveled, had once been said of his father when he took the journey to the cold islands in the North Sea. For his son, it would be doubly, nay, ten times that true.
And even if he abandoned his gods in name, this was a plot that Loki himself would be proud of.
Perhaps he would earn his place in Valhalla after all...
...but he had a few thousand Arabs to slay before that. After he fooled them all into thinking he was on their side, of course.
Grinning, the Bear of the North followed his son to the port, finishing his drink. Going over what he knew of his new faith, he found an immense snag, which he announced to his son with a grimace.
I will miss the mead, he thought, and shed a small tear.

But the fire of drink is but a kindle beside the bonfire that is the Berserker's rage.
A few thousand arabs to slay, indeed.

Epic fucking stuff.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on June 17, 2013, 12:19:39 am
After completing Alelier Totori Plus for the PS Vita, I am selling the system and all the games to my friend since they are really killing off the PS Vita and I really really really don't see a future for it as I did when I bought it almost a year ago.

Now for my thoughts on the game Aletier Totori Plus for the PS Vita:

A really great game for the vita, I just wish they would make more jrpgs of this nature for the vita then I wouldn't feel that its going down hill like it is currently. All the mechanics work amazingly and they didn't attempt to add anything gimicy to the game like using the back touch pad or gyroscope a lot. The graphics were very very very well done and polished to portable perfection, the Nintendo 3ds can never touch the amount of beauty that the Vita offers and with this game they really show why the screen is the best portable gaming screen around.

Overall, this game gets a 9.5/10

Now i'm off to bed and to get a PS3 tomorrow probably after making this sale with the Vita.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 17, 2013, 12:38:29 am
If you get a PS3, track down Hyperdimension Neptunia. It may not be the best, most ground-breaking JRPG ever, but it's enjoyable, and as close as we'll ever get to an OS-tan video game
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on June 23, 2013, 08:47:46 pm
Got the PS3, playing the following games at the moment;

·Hyperdimension Neptunia**
·Bioshock Infinite√
·Metal Gear Solid 4; Gun's of the Patriot√
·Ni No Kuni; Wrath of the White Witch*
·Uncharted 3√

Key
-------------------
* = Just Started (1 - 8 hours played so far)
** = 15 - 20 hours played so far
*** = Very Close to end
√ = Done

Metal Gear is great but it truly is just a interactive movie, which is fine but I just has a play length of a month or two if I pace it the way I am right now.

Hyperdimension Neptunia is great fun & I will most defiantly be downloading mk2 and ordering V soon after I complete it! I've already put in an easy 8 hours so far but it seems to only just be starting with the story so this one is going to be a long haul.

Bioshock Infinite = Amazing

Ni No Kuni is great fun, even though it is geared towards what seems to be the younger audience. Its a very beautiful game that doesn't require much time to complete seeing as I've made it thru the first forth of it so far in only around 4 hours.

Uncharted 3 is being played by my little brother so I'm just counting it as done because I got the game with the system and I'm the not the biggest fan of it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 23, 2013, 10:40:45 pm
Nice to know you're enjoying Neptunia :3

As for me, currently playing EarthBound on my Super NES. Got past the point I was at when playing it on an emulator years ago, so it's all new to me from here
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 26, 2013, 02:34:40 pm
Played some Scott Pilgrim on my 360 before I came home. I'm now up to the final boss, and really need to earn some extra lives and maybe max out my stats ^^;;

For the curious on details
[spoiler=Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game]During the battle with Gidion, he gets really tall and buff...and after you defeat him, a light shoots out of his chest and pulls you in; as you find yourself on, as the game displays on screen, "Subspace Highway...?".

After some platforming and dodging some bombs falling from the ceiling, you reach the end...as Gideon transforms into a One-Winged Angel form. I unfortunately couldn't beat him; I was already worn down from the previous fight and on my last life, so things didn't go very well. I plan on trying again soon, though.

Also, you actually get to fight Nega-Scott in the game. He's the boss of the second-to-last level[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on June 29, 2013, 11:34:54 pm
MGS4 was amazing. Hands down probably the greatest console games I've ever played.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 03, 2013, 12:17:11 am
I know my bro-in-law loved MGS4. I'll have to check it out...whenever I finally beat 2 and 3 ^^;;

So, I just beat Scott Pilgrim...again, as Kim again, except on the highest difficulty level. I needed every trick I had up my sleeve to survive that...and was oh so satisfying when I got in the final blow.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on July 03, 2013, 10:17:09 am
@pent: Just play Metal Gear 3 before 4, Kojima set it up so you don't have the play the first two to understand the story. Also play Peace Walker if you get the chance because 4 will make even more sense if you play that after Snake Eater.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on July 04, 2013, 11:59:13 am
I've not been playing many games lately, though I have acquired and modded GTA IV and Kentucky Route 0 has updated.  Just can't find the time.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on July 04, 2013, 12:16:06 pm
Sonic
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on July 04, 2013, 06:05:38 pm
GOTTA GO FHAST.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 04, 2013, 07:35:48 pm
GOTTA GO FAST WHEN I'M GOING FAST
SHAZBOT! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOEjSgAiluk)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 06, 2013, 04:00:14 pm
So, just beat Scott Pilgrim, but this time as Ramona. Will likely tackle the game as Scott next; putting me closer to unlocking Nega-Scott
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 11, 2013, 05:12:33 am
*sees DB HosaN on enemy team in ranked*

WHAT

EDIT: *lose due to dc on our team and troll shen*

FUCK DAT SHIT
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 13, 2013, 04:12:18 pm
So, just beat you know what as you know who. Next in line is the other guy, but first, a rundown of my thoughts on the endings I've seen so far:

[spoiler=Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - The Game]So, Kim's ending is fucking hilarious...and also hot as well. It starts with her walking toward Scott, looking suggestively at him, while he's like "Oh crap, what does she want?"...but she walks right past him and over to Knives, as the two of them walk away hand-in-hand while Scott and Stills stand off to the side in confusion. I like this ending -w-

Ramona's ending is more in-line with the movie (IDK about the comics, as my box set isn't in yet); as she and Scott hook up and walk off into the sunset together. So far, this is also the only ending to say "Congratulations!"; every other one so far merely says "THE END" before credits roll.

Scott's ending seems to disregard everything the movie built up, and doesn't even fit in with the above endings; as Ramona leaves, so Scott starts dating Envy, Kim, and Knives at the same time, without any problems whatsoever. This ending was actually spoiled for me by a friend of mine; because he really needed to vent because that ending really pissed him off because of its complete disregard of the story.

Next in line of the core 4, Stills. Once I beat it as him, I unlock Nega-Scott[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 15, 2013, 08:49:12 pm
Still playing EoSD and I just started playing Portal again yesterday.

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 15, 2013, 09:58:28 pm
Leona walks in to a lane.
Nobody on the enemy team is wearing sunglasses.
Everyone dies.
Leona carries the game.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 15, 2013, 10:05:54 pm
@Bella: You has a Portal now? :3
(I should add you on Steam, then)

EDIT: I beat Super Mario 64 last night, with all 120 stars -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on July 16, 2013, 02:40:50 pm
Quote from: Bella on July 15, 2013, 08:49:12 pm
Still playing EoSD and I just started playing Portal again yesterday.


Qam gifted me Portal while I was staying in Finland, and yesterday I gave it a try for the first time. It seems like an interesting game. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 16, 2013, 03:04:04 pm
Yay! More people can think with portals ^^

I love those games. I recently played the first one through again :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on July 16, 2013, 07:14:58 pm
I got FTL on Steam sale; probably gonna get me Arma II pack too.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 16, 2013, 10:59:58 pm
>Playing Zyra support with an Amumu jungle
>his blue gets invaded
>goes with him to steal Lee Sin's blue buff
>Kills lee and enemy ryze on the way back
DEAL WITH IT
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on July 17, 2013, 01:24:10 am
Quote from: NejinOniwa on July 16, 2013, 10:59:58 pm
>Playing Zyra support with an Amumu jungle
>his blue gets invaded
>goes with him to steal Lee Sin's blue buff
>Kills lee and enemy ryze on the way back
DEAL WITH IT


FREEDOM HAS NEVER TASTED SO FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 17, 2013, 03:51:02 am
LEVEL 1 ZYRA PLANTS WHERE SHE PLEASES
EVEN IF HER ADC BITCHES ABOUT IT, SHE ALWAYS CARRIES HIM IN THE END
FOR SHE IS
MAGICAL☢REACTIVE☢ZYRAKO!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 17, 2013, 03:59:52 pm
I didn't mention it yet, but the Steam sale finally motivated me to buy Portal 2 (for $5!). After I get through this game of Portal I'll start it.

Quote from: Pitkin on July 16, 2013, 02:40:50 pm
Quote from: Bella on July 15, 2013, 08:49:12 pm
Still playing EoSD and I just started playing Portal again yesterday.


Qam gifted me Portal while I was staying in Finland, and yesterday I gave it a try for the first time. It seems like an interesting game. ^^


Awesome! I'm sure you'll enjoy it. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 18, 2013, 04:02:27 am
NUCLEAR FUSION LEONA JUNGLE INTO DIAMOND 2
YES BITCHES THAT'S RIGHT
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on July 18, 2013, 11:03:10 am
DON'T MIND ME I'MA JUST JUMPIN' N SHOOTIN'!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 19, 2013, 12:31:15 am
been playing Disgaea again recently. #feelsgoodman

at the party, we also played some Thousand Arms. at the next one, we're gonna date ALL THE GIRLS!

i'm looking into getting Saints Row 3, too.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 19, 2013, 02:52:50 am
So, I bought a new game on Xbox Live Arcade: Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds. It's apparently a spin-off of a fighting game series; this game being a beat-em-up with a vintage plxelated look to the graphics. Gameplay wise, it's not too bad; it's not as satisfying as Scott Pilgrim, but it's still quite enjoyable.

Speaking of Scott Pilgrim, some friends of mine and I took a stab at it tonight; getting up to the battle with Roxanne Richter (Or, "that damn ninja bitch"; as one of us put it) before we finally died. We plan on picking back up where we left off tomorrow, before they have to go to work.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on July 19, 2013, 05:43:18 pm
I'm at that point where I can't bring myself to buy anything more on the Steam sale.  I really should get X-Com....
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 20, 2013, 12:07:12 am
I'm at the point in Portal where I basically get so far in a chamber until I run into a problem requiring some degree of mouse-dexterity/speed and I ragequit for the rest of the day.

[Gonna spoiler-tag this because Pitkin's playing through Portal and I don't wanna spoil anything for her]

Earlier I couldn't get through Chamber 17 because [spoiler]I couldn't drop the damned Companion Cube in the incinerator in time! Which was baffling because I had plenty of time, but I'd always end up running into a wall or something dumb like that  and get to the incinerator just a second too late. Maybe GLaDOS shamed me into it, haha.

But I tried again later and was able to throw it in there. I'M SO SORRY COMPANION CUBE. ;^;
[/spoiler]

And now I'm stuck in Chamber 18 because of general poor coordination and timing. U.U

[spoiler]I don't know if I've mentioned it before but the sound of turrets being knocked to their death is pretty much the best thing ever because they're creepy little fucks. 0.0[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 20, 2013, 06:58:46 pm
@bella:


(sent this to nej on valentine's day.)

as pent quoted in context quote, my people seriously did me proud today on disgaea. Rafelgo was just made earlier this week, and over the course of 1-2 item world trips, he went from level 16 to level 22!! he's really doing me proud. ;v;

every one of my humanoids is over level 15, with the majority being level 17 or above. now my goal is to get everyone to level 20. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on July 20, 2013, 07:43:09 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on July 20, 2013, 06:58:46 pm
as pent quoted in context quote, my people seriously did me proud today on disgaea. Rafelgo was just made earlier this week, and over the course of 1-2 item world trips, he went from level 16 to level 22!! he's really doing me proud. ;v;

every one of my humanoids is over level 15, with the majority being level 17 or above. now my goal is to get everyone to level 20. -w-

I was reading about that game on a Gamestop forums thread... seems interesting, but costly, like most JRPG games for PS2.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 20, 2013, 11:19:59 pm
It wasn't to expensive when I got my copy. $17 isn't bad, when Lunar 2 cost me $35
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 21, 2013, 12:47:21 am
@Kari: DAMMIT, YOU'VE PUT A DAMPER ON MY TURRET-MURDERLUST WITH THAT CUTE PICTURE. u.u

Not too long after I figured out how to get myself out of one bind in Chamber 18 I've gotten myself into another. GAAAH.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 21, 2013, 02:41:58 am
ITT: D'aww general. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 21, 2013, 03:24:37 am
that was the only valentine i sent you that you accepted. the other two "weren't good enough". >>;

@leaf: Atlus always does a limited run of their games, meaning that any sort of supply is greatly outweighed by demand. it makes their games pricier to find, especially after they're out of stores.

for what it's worth, though, Atlus is my favourite game studio since all their titles are top-notch. you just can't beat it.

@bella: MY WORK HERE IS DONE *flees*
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 22, 2013, 12:05:19 am
@Kari: Nej rejected your valentines?

*bops Nej on head* Haven't you ever heard "it's the thought that counts", mister?

Today I was able to make it through that difficult spot in Chamber 18 and through Chamber 19 and into the escape part of the game. Everything was going okay until I got to that huge open section with all the turrets I was pretty much like NOPE I'VE HAD ENOUGH PORTAL FOR ONE DAY. (And then things happened and I ended up looking at Chell/GLaDOS yuri for like two hours on DeviantArt, idk don't judge me.)

Related: have I ever mentioned how much I love the usage of "shit's about to get deadly" music in Portal? Because I do.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 22, 2013, 04:31:07 pm
TIME TO PLAY
CORRUPTION OF CHAMPIONS
YES DAWG, WE LUNATIC NOW
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 22, 2013, 04:32:34 pm
@bella: tbh i think that accents any game and i like the use of it. only it freaks me out because i jump whenever i'm sneak attacked. (when i get hit from behind, i feeeel it ;^; )

yeah, first one made him all pouty because it was a Stalintine. second one wasn't a good enough reference, lol.

need to get back to disgaea at some point, but i hope to curb my enthusiasm as that's basically all i did last week. need to stop doing that, but it's sooooo gooooood ;^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 22, 2013, 04:41:36 pm
@Kari: I nearly bought the DS port of Disgaea today, but I passed on it since I already own the PSP version (Which has all the same features) and the PS2 version
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 22, 2013, 05:39:41 pm
yeah.....unless you're a completist i can't see much reason to buy it in that case. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 23, 2013, 02:56:12 am
AAAH I DID IT IN ONE SHOT YOU GUYS! [Again, I'm gonna spoiler-tag this for Pitkin]

[spoiler]I DON'T KNOW HOW SINCE I WAS FUMBLING ALL OVER THE PLACE AND ONLY HAD LIKE TWO SECONDS LEFT BEFORE THE CLOCK RAN OUT, BUT I MANAGED TO GET THE LAST PERSONALITY CORE INTO THE INCINERATOR ON TIME.

>GLaDOS dies
>Chokes up, sheds single tear
>RIP sweet angel you were too beautiful and psychotically-deranged for this world
>Curses Valve devs, Chell x GLaDOS fanartists and fanfic writers for making me feel things for a murderous computer
>Things nobody should feel for a murderous computer
>Also those various people who wrote lesbian / feminist / progressive interpretations for Portal
>Also that guy who came up with the "GLaDOS wanted Chell to kill her all along, so she'd be put out of her misery (http://www.game-ism.com/2008/04/04/still-alive-shes-free/)" interpretation
>Yeah, fuck you man, that makes it even sadder
>You've all ruined my life
>Because now I ship an insane murder-puter and her unwilling test subject[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 23, 2013, 09:56:41 am
@Bella:
[spoiler]Thank you for assuming the party escort submission position
*drags you off to play Portal 2*[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on July 23, 2013, 11:59:44 am
This site is filled with GBA games
http://www.tallmansmallman.com/junkdrawer/(X)%20Emulators/Roms/(X)%20Gameboy/Gameboy%20Advanced/ (http://www.tallmansmallman.com/junkdrawer/(X)%20Emulators/Roms/(X)%20Gameboy/Gameboy%20Advanced/)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 24, 2013, 03:30:25 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on July 23, 2013, 09:56:41 am
@Bella:
[spoiler]Thank you for assuming the party escort submission position
*drags you off to play Portal 2*[/spoiler]


[spoiler]Is it bad that I imagined the Party Escort Associate being a mechanical Pinkie Pie? :p

I mean, until I read the Lab Rat comic. WHICH PUNCHED ME THE THE FEELS SOME MORE. ;_;[/spoiler]

Anyway I started on Portal 2 today. Thoughts so far:

1) Wheatley is a cool bro I didn't know if i'd like him but so far I do.
2) I'm surprised how easy these Test Chambers have been so far ... though I'm only up to the second chamber in Chapter 3 so I'm probably going to be kicking myself for saying this in a little while.
3) Are there improved controls in this game? IDK steering and everything seems easier than it did in the first game.

And finally....
[spoiler]4) OH GOD GLADOS IS SO TSUNTSUN I'M GONNA DIE. 0___0[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 24, 2013, 04:04:00 pm
[spoiler]Mechanical Pinkie Pie is Party Escort. That is now headcanon
Also, that comic was good :3[/spoiler]

I do believe the controls were improved in Portal 2. Which, I need to play that one through again; I haven't played it since I beat it ages ago
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 24, 2013, 11:10:30 pm
[spoiler]I'M A POTATO[/spoiler]

is it weird that Disgaea gave me ideas for Ace's High? (probably no less weird than me wanting to do a fan comic based off my characters in the game.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 25, 2013, 12:27:41 am
Not that weird. I mean, I got ideas for the Director Who saga from just about everything under the sun, including Disgaea  -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 25, 2013, 02:53:42 am
@Kari: Agreeing with Pent, it's not weird to take inspiration from things you enjoy. :)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 25, 2013, 02:10:00 pm
only trouble is i suck at drawing the things i want to use, or at the very least i'm not good at drawing off of them. i know what i want to do, but i'm having trouble doing it. >>;

not to turn this into an art thread, but bells, didn't you promise to do some fanart for me....? >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 25, 2013, 03:30:27 pm
On that topic, K, what happened to the picture of the Vandelin queen I asked you for?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 25, 2013, 05:13:33 pm
come to think of it, i still have a picture i drew for you that i need to upload, too. :0

heh, guess i should do that. mind PMing me the character details, nej, with a bit more detail this time =w=;;

most of the video games i play these days are iphone games ~__~;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 25, 2013, 05:24:13 pm
*is still waiting for Penti-chan drawing from Bella*

So, although I'm enjoying having my N64 setup and playing classics like Mario and Zelda, part of me is thinking about moving my PS2 to my room and finally getting back to Persona 3 FES
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 25, 2013, 06:27:12 pm
I have an enormous drawing backlog (I'm just now getting around to working on a pic that I've been meaning to since March). Also, I was never totally sure what / who you wanted me to draw anyway, and lack of specifics tend to slow the process even more.

Up to Chapter 6 in Portal 2, thoughts so far:

[spoiler]1) DAMMIT WHEATLEY, MESSING UP CHELL AND GLADOS' QUALITY TESTING TIME. Those test chambers were fun, too. ;___;

2) Not gonna lie, during the escape when there was the option to keep following Wheatley or go into GLaDOS' test chamber I totally went into the test chamber. Because GLaDOS n' hearts n' stuff. And then she killed me ...


3) When I saw the turret assembly / disposal line and I felt instantly terrible about all the turrets I'd been gleefully killing. (I did save the Different one though, does that redeem me any?) ;_____;

4) I don't think "Oooh oooh I get to be sassed by GLaDOS some more! Face to face!" is the correct reaction to being pushed into her chamber. YET IT TOTALLY WAS. (◕‿◕✿)

4.5) Because more Chell & GLaDOS quality time~ (◡‿◡✿)

5) AH FUCK IT WHEATLEY, YOU'RE SUCH A COCKBLOCK... proverbially speaking that is. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

6) I can't imagine it was intentional, but I feel like the scene where Wheatley forces you to betray GLaDOS and then takes over her chassis has a hidden message about gender politics. Okay, so guy (Wheatley) teams up with girl (Chell) under the guise of helping her escape from the female authority / matriarch-figure (GLaDOS), but it was really to further his own agenda. (Unless he was sized with power ONLY when he was transferred into GLaDOS's chasis ... but that would still be a commentary on men being willing to turn on female comrades once they're in a position of power) Guy violently attacks said matriarch and demeans / humiliates her, while also turning on the girl he was supposed to be helping. And then he literally disposes of them both. There's also the matter of GLaDOS being insane and murderous but highly intelligent and scientifically-minded while Wheatley is just an opportunistic idiot (or so she says). IDK brah, that sounds like a commentary on the patriarchy if you ask me.

7) NO, I LOST POTaDOS! GIVE HER BACK, BIRDS!

8) Wow the old testing facility is creepy. So far, the overall atmosphere / design style makes me think of the Dharma Initiative from Lost. (60/70s retrofuturism,  mysterious announcements, huge, dangerous projects for the advancement of science, reckless endangerment of test subjects, underground bases, creepy hatches, mad science, meddling with the space-time continuum ....... and they're both apparently based in Michigan, so there's that too.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 25, 2013, 06:35:27 pm
[spoiler]I loved the abandoned test facility part
Welcome to Aperture: Where the science is theoretical, but your $60 is real![/spoiler]

Also, I remember PMing you details on what I wanted from Penti-chan; with a description :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 25, 2013, 07:31:12 pm
i think she meant me. as for you, bella, all i asked was my characters doing SOMETHING. the point of fanart is for it not to be directed, so i felt like i wasn't supposed to give specifics. if you want more of a direction, i suppose you could draw them hanging out on this park bench they like. basically all of them have pics of themselves in that park in their rooms. >>;

i still want someone to play hanafuda with me. ;^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 27, 2013, 08:29:05 pm
Anyway, I'm up to Chapter 8 / Test Chamber 5. Random thoughts:

[spoiler]1) Oh my god is there any character more crazy awesome than Cave Johnson?

2) Exploring the old Aperture facilities was fun but also kinda creepy? The various posters / signs / warnings were amazing though, when I saw this one I literally had to pause the game just so I could get the laughter out of my system:


(Also, I seriously think this would make the most righteous poster ever. Especially in a workplace.)

3) The Gel test chambers were interesting but also a little frustrating imo? I mean they weren't super difficult or anything, but still. The, uh, first moonrock ... dust ... gel one was worse, and the last gel test chamber (with the three different kinds) was difficult too.

4) AAAA I RESCUED POTaDOS FROM THE EVIL BIRDS!

4.5) Chell and her bff can be back together at last~ (◠△◠✿)

5) MY FUCKING FACE WHEN POTaDOS MIMICKED CAROLINE'S REPLY / REPLIED TO CAVE JOHNSON'S MESSAGE????!!!!
5.5) OH MY GOD ARE THE RUMORS TRUE IS POTaDOS GLADOS REALLY THE CYBORG-IZED FORM OF CAVE JOHNSON'S ASSISTANT???!!!!??
5.5.2) DON'T ANSWER THAT I DON'T WANNA BE SPOILED MORE.

6) GLaDOS' admiration of Cave Johnson is kind of sweet but also utterly terrifying YOU REALLY ARE CAROLINE AREN'T YOU!???!
6.5) Don't answer that.

7) Okay I was expecting Wheatley to try to kill the Gal Pals when they got back into the testing facility, but he's still being hilarious and incompetent?? Also I was expecting the Frankenturrets to be, like, murderous, but nope.
7.5) AAAAAAH THE FRANKENTURRETS ARE SO CUTE~ (o´ω`o)
7.5.2) They're like a cross between a hermit crab and a puppy. And a Product delivery machine. And a cube. I want one. (*´д`*)

8) AAAAAaaaaa I don't know if my feels can handle deredere GLaDOS
8.5) SERIOUSLY THOUGH WHEN SHE STUCK UP FOR CHELL THAT WAS HEARTWARMING
8.5.2) THIS IS ONLY MAKING MY SHIPLUST EVEN STRONGER THOUGH. (⊙‿⊙✿)

9) MFW WHEATLEY ASKED GLADOS IF SHE'D READ MACHIAVELLI AND SHE SAID YES.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 27, 2013, 10:56:09 pm
DON'T IGNORE ME--i mean that last one suits her....

played some disgaea today, feels good that all my humanoids are now at level 17. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 28, 2013, 10:41:38 pm
I FINISHED PORTAL 2

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASPOILERSANDGIFSUNDERTHECUT:
[spoiler]
I MEAN I BEGAN TEARING UP WHEN GLADOS SAVED CHELL. AND THEN WHEN SHE STARTED TALKING ABOUT CAROLINE, AND CHELL BEING HER ONLY FRIEND I WAS LEGIT BAWLING BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. GLADOS REMEMBERED HER PAST. SHE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO RECOGNIZE CHELL AS HER FRIEND AND PUT THEIR DIFFERENCES ASIDE. I WAS ALL, "YOU LOVE HER DON'T YOU? JUST GO AHEAD AND ADMIT IT EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. OH GOD VALVE YOU GLORIOUS BASTARDS, THIS WAS THE GREATEST AND MOST LESBIAN-SUBTEXTY HUMAN-COMPUTER LOVE STORY EVER."


Fig 1.1: An accurate depiction of my reaction

BUT THEN SHE DELETED HER!!!!!!? AND I INSRANLY STOPPED CRYING AND JUST STARED AT MY SCREEN IN SHOCK LIKE SO:


Fig 2.1: YOU MONSTER!

AND I WAS LIKE "AAAAAAA WHAT THE FUCK?! NO! GLADOS! HOW COULD YOU?!!! YOU WERE SO CLOSE! DAMMMMIT, VAAAAAAAAALVE! YOU SET MY SHIP ON FIRE!"


Fig 3.1: My ship ... my beautiful ship ...

But at the same time I'm like maybe GLaDOS DOES have feelings for Chell? Because she could've just as easily killed her?? But she said killing Chell is hard to do so maybe she's just really fed up with shit. Though I find it interesting that she was tossed the Companion Cube - maybe that was some small token of affection on the part of GLaDOS?

All in all though I feel bad for Chell more than anything, being ditched into a field somewhere in fuck-nowhere Michigan(????) after however many years / decades have passed is a horrifying thought. Like what's gonna happen to her now? What'll be waiting out there? It seems like it would be a lot safer for her to take her chances with spates of insane robots and comically dangerous Aperture shit.


Fig 4.1: SERIOUSLY WHAT WILL SHE DO NOW?![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 28, 2013, 11:14:06 pm
the subject of many fanfics, my friend, many, many fanfics. .__.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 28, 2013, 11:42:36 pm
Indeed. Also, now I want to replay Portal 2
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 29, 2013, 01:16:04 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on July 28, 2013, 11:14:06 pm
the subject of many fanfics, my friend, many, many fanfics. .__.


You're telling this to the person with the small stockpile of ChellDOS artwork lurking in their yuri folder. 0_0

I'm conflicted over whether or not I should flood the RPT Wild with deadly neurotoxin dangerously fetish-y machine-human lovin'.

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 29, 2013, 01:34:09 am
do eet. and i was more meaning as a way to resolve your speculation. a bunch of fan-made answers to your what-ifs.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 01, 2013, 12:25:33 am
So, listening to the Disgaea 4 soundtrack has put me in a Disgaea mood lately; as I played a little Disgaea 4 earlier (For the first time in over a year...and having to go to my sister's house to download a 2GB patch before I could start playing again >_>; ), and also charged up my PSP to resume playing the 2nd (Which I left off about mid-way through the story; being more focused on screwing around in Item World to actually continue the story, since my party isn't quite strong enough)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on August 01, 2013, 08:09:31 pm
I'm thinking I might give TF2 a try later. At least just messing around in some practice / training maps so I can try to figure out what the hell I'm doing. >>

Also if anyone on OSC has Portal 2 and wants to play Co-Op with me, lemme know and I'll add you to my Steam friends list. I already have Stew and Pent on there. :>

Also also, I don't know if this is the right place for this but some things Stew and I found last night while browsing Shapeways:

For TF2 fans (https://www.shapeways.com/model/966829/team-fortress-2-sentry-level-1.html)
Hnnng (https://www.shapeways.com/model/305903/portal-turret-ring.html)
[heavy breathing] (https://www.shapeways.com/model/347264/glados-portal-2-solid-ring.html)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 02, 2013, 08:43:56 am
VI'S CITY DRIVEBY DUNK SQUAD FT DARIUS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9FImc2LOr8)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on August 02, 2013, 08:16:14 pm
Last time you tried to play TF2 you spent a good five minutes carefully examining the ground...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on August 02, 2013, 08:32:06 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on August 02, 2013, 08:16:14 pm
Last time you tried to play TF2 you spent a good five minutes carefully examining the ground...


I'm not at fault for Katherine's weird-ass mouse. And keyboard. And you hovering beside me. : |
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 02, 2013, 11:10:23 pm
and who says examining the ground is a bad thing? coming off of portal i'd say it's the SMART thing.

there is a gameboy game next to my bed. it has put me in a mood to whip out my GBC and be all oldschool-hipster on society's ass (by playing it in public). the only trouble is that 90% of the games i have are the "hit-it-and-quit-it" type and i want to play something longer. but i don't feel like playing pokemon, and whipping out my GBA feels like it's not old enough. >>;;

anyone know any GBC games that actually require some TIME (besides Pokemon/Zelda)? preferrably something without giant robots, since for some reason they bore me. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 02, 2013, 11:39:30 pm
The Wario Land games are rather lengthy; especially Wario Land 2, which is packed full of hidden treasures and alternate paths through the game, so completing it 100% will take quite some time.

Also, Kirby's Dream Land 2. Compared to the first one, this is of a respectable length even without getting into finding the Rainbow Drops and unlocking the true final boss fight.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 03, 2013, 12:19:42 am
and these are GBC games?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 03, 2013, 12:34:26 am
Yeah. Well, Kirby's Dream Land 2 is for the original Game Boy, which will work fine, but Wario Land 2 is for Game Boy Color :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 03, 2013, 12:37:41 pm
kickass, thanks for the reccomendation. i suppose i could track down the original hamtaro game, too. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on August 08, 2013, 12:23:29 am
Stew and I played a little TF2 earlier (he's teaching me the basics like navigating and attempting to not get killed instantly), it was fun. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 08, 2013, 03:10:05 pm
sounds like it. who knows, maybe when you get good you can teach me, lol.

i have been freed from corruption! since Loly's old hard drive failed, i lost my Corruption of Champions game and save file~! : D
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 08, 2013, 03:57:18 pm
(\/)(;,,;)(\/)
Hooray! </zoidberg>
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 08, 2013, 07:20:17 pm
with claire's help, we are creating a supertower, that may be capable of online games. MMO players be warned. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on August 09, 2013, 05:18:13 am
quaek
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 09, 2013, 11:55:41 am
@Kari: Maybe this will give me a reason to return to MapleStory *w*
(You can join me and be the first member of what is currently a one-person guild -w-; )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 09, 2013, 03:54:13 pm
well, i DID want to play maplestory at some point. >:3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on August 09, 2013, 08:00:19 pm
Now dear, don't forget....

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 09, 2013, 08:29:54 pm
...Hawt >w>;;
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Post by: Bella on August 09, 2013, 11:05:18 pm
Considering that he blew me up and I set him on fire ... I guess you could say it was hot.

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Post by: NejinOniwa on August 10, 2013, 06:56:02 pm
You know, I think I have TF2 installed somewhere...
Since it's F2P it would be possible to gather up some more of us, if we find the time.


And I think I sort of...finished CoC. There's not much else in it to do that I either haven't done already, or just find plain uninteresting.
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Post by: stewartsage on August 10, 2013, 09:45:36 pm
I also smacked you to death with my riding crop.
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Post by: Bella on August 10, 2013, 09:57:16 pm
@Nej: We should get on that. :3

@Stew: Yes yes I recall.

Didn't I manage to deflect one of your own arrows back into you though?
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Post by: stewartsage on August 10, 2013, 10:34:15 pm
In my face.  That was amazing.
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Post by: NejinOniwa on August 10, 2013, 10:46:09 pm
The innuendo in this thread is pretty amazing sometimes.
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Post by: Bella on August 11, 2013, 01:45:30 am
Quote from: stewartsage on August 10, 2013, 10:34:15 pm
In my face.  That was amazing.


All I can think of is this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmKrQBWc2U4). For some reason.

Quote from: NejinOniwa on August 10, 2013, 10:46:09 pm
The innuendo in this thread is pretty amazing sometimes.


I know right?! I guess it was bound to happen since we're discussing TF2 .......

Speaking of which, I just played with Stew for like an hour and a half. I'm an Awful Beginner but I still had a lot of fun, which is all that really matters in the end.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 11, 2013, 04:08:17 am
@nej: and here we have the wild Vintageous Hipstereous, practicing its mating call. see how its mate responds? yes, i think we might be getting some of this action on camera.[/steveirwin]

also, yay? if you read, i was freed from corruption by a doctor's note.
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Post by: Bella on August 11, 2013, 05:37:52 pm
@Kari: Thank you for that laugh. :D
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 11, 2013, 05:43:07 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on August 11, 2013, 04:08:17 am
i was freed from corruption by a doctor's note.



You can thank him later
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 12, 2013, 02:58:23 pm
Quote from: Bella on August 11, 2013, 05:37:52 pm
@Kari: Thank you for that laugh. :D


you're very welcome. -w-

Quote from: PentiumMMX on August 11, 2013, 05:43:07 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on August 11, 2013, 04:08:17 am
i was freed from corruption by a doctor's note.



You can thank him later


*gets on phone to order doctor a fruit basket*
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Post by: Q4(V) on August 14, 2013, 02:56:16 pm
I would hate to be the guy who gives the doctor a fruit basket, hard guy to find.

what games video you guys playing?
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 14, 2013, 03:25:36 pm
I've gotten back into MapleStory recently
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 14, 2013, 10:48:29 pm
Dear OSC: i have resolved to make an Ace's High visual novel. it will be Ren'py based and i'm doing it alone. i had intended there to only be 5 girls to pick from but ended up with 7. i'll keep you posted on further updates. -w-
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 14, 2013, 10:53:13 pm
Aces High visual novel? Does want *w*
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 15, 2013, 04:25:59 am
wondering what i'm gonna do about sounds...
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Post by: Bella on August 16, 2013, 02:15:45 am
I ought to dig up some of the tutorials and such I collected for Ren'Py back when I was using it. Python tutorials shouldn't be an issue, at any rate.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 16, 2013, 10:57:26 am
i found a genius one at http://www.bishoujo.us/renpy/devel/doc/tutorial.html . it's rather complicated but it covers basically everything that could come up in the making of a visual  novel. i've found a few that are more user-friendly, too, so now the only things i really have to worry about are sounds and the like.

you guys are going to be official testers and i will list you in the credits roll =w=
(and i want you to be honest, if the story sucks or if there are plot holes or if one of the girls puts people off too much i need you to tell me :0 )
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 16, 2013, 11:11:27 am
Sounds good :3

So, I recently picked up Wario Land 4, after wanting it for years. While definitely not as good as Wario Land 2, it's still a pretty good game so far.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 16, 2013, 11:24:05 am
what console? wii?
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 16, 2013, 11:27:08 am
Game Boy Advance. If you're interested, it seems to typically run about $6; I'd personally suggest Wario Land 2, for the Game Boy Color, over this if you have the option, but the 4th one is still an enjoyable game thus far
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 16, 2013, 11:51:19 am
good to know. btw, they made warioware games for the GBA and such, right?
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 16, 2013, 11:54:40 am
Yes. There was the original (WarioWare, Inc.: Mega MicroGame$) and one sequel (WarioWare: Twisted) for the GBA :3

I played the original to death way back when. Still need to get my own copy of it
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 16, 2013, 12:36:25 pm
mmm, i remember warioware: twisted from back in the day since there was a bookmark for it at the school library. i should pick up a copy. :3

osc, to be super-old-school and use my GBC in public (but be limited in choice of games) or just regular old school and use one of my GBAs (but have a wider library)? :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 16, 2013, 12:39:02 pm
I'd go for a GBA. I generally use my GBASP for everything I can't do on my 3DS, but sometimes I might break out one of my other systems (There was one time I was playing Link's Awakening on my tomato red original Game Boy. This was about '07 or so >:3)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 16, 2013, 05:40:07 pm
lime green GBC. -w-
both my GBAs are that lovely indigo colour. -w-

[spoiler]C IS A HIGHER LETTER SO OBVIOUSLY GBC IS BETTER, RIGHT[/spoiler]
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 17, 2013, 10:28:15 am
There you go -w-;
Also, part of me wishes I had a Gamecube in indigo. Granted, I love my platinum one and have no plans to get rid of it, so...

On a different note, I'm scrapping the plans to play Star Wars: The Old Republic with my bro-in-law. It's become too much of a hassle to patch when the game's servers cap my download speed so low that it moves at maybe 1% an hour at best (That's at grandma's office, for the record. At home, I'd guess maybe 0.01% an hour), and whenever they release a new patch, I'll have to repeat this long frustrating process. It doesn't seem to be worth the trouble I'm going through to play it. :\
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Post by: NejinOniwa on August 17, 2013, 02:02:21 pm
TIME TO CONQUER THE WORLD, BITCHES

EU4 prepurchase is tasty. :3
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Post by: LeaflameSD on August 17, 2013, 04:07:29 pm
So today I went to the gamestore and found MegaMan X7 for PS2. Pretty much bought it on site, and for a mere £2 (talk about bargain!). Now this game gets alot of hate from fans of the series alike, but IMO it can't be as nearly as bad as everyone says.
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 17, 2013, 04:44:19 pm
@Leaf: Let me know how it is. I've always heard it's terrible, but I'd be curious to hear another angle on it
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 18, 2013, 07:48:39 pm
EVERYTHING IS TERRI[/shot]

mum saw Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life on my game pile today, picked it up and looked it over. THIS IS MY CHANCE
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 18, 2013, 10:15:59 pm
Nice ^^

I honestly like the Harvest Moon games. I used to play one of the ones on Game Boy Color to death way back when.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 19, 2013, 12:09:54 am
mum's always encouraged me and my sister's hobbies, but she's never found anything to obsess over herself, which, as a nerd, i find kinda sad. thus, i want her to see why we're so passionate about the things we are. :3
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 24, 2013, 12:30:45 am
Mmm :3

So, nearly finished with Wario Land 4. Screwed up on the previous boss fight, so I ended up going through previous stages to collect the CDs I missed to have a complete Sound Test screen. Now, to try again on that boss
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 24, 2013, 01:16:15 am
who fought off coconuts for half an hour to get 300 rupees?

this bitch. -w-
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 24, 2013, 01:32:47 am
I often do that -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 24, 2013, 02:20:56 am
it's so easy it's stupid NOT to do it. -w-
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Post by: LeaflameSD on August 24, 2013, 07:09:36 am
I ordered an R4 last night. For those of you who don't know what an R4 is, it's a Nintendo DS flash card that lets you play downloaded DS roms, homebrew, music and whatnot.

Hopefully, I didn't order it from China.
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 24, 2013, 11:02:37 am
@Kari: Indeed. There are also some other ways to rake in money later into the game :3

@Leaf: Cool. I've considered tracking down an EverDrive or another flash card for some of my older systems; so I can play fan-made hacks of Sonic the Hedgehog on an actual Sega MegaDrive -w-
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Post by: NejinOniwa on August 24, 2013, 11:06:26 am
I bought both my DS and my flashcard in china, and apart from battery life being a bit sub-par I've never had any complaints there. Just a thing.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 25, 2013, 12:47:26 am
i'm wary of chinese electronics deals the way i'm wary of buying things at the flea market. sometimes, it rocks and you end up with a shirt that's 75% silk and would have cost you over $60 at the mall for $15, sometimes you end up with a teeny-weeny brick that cost you $20 and functions as a memory card about as well as a piece of cheese. :\
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Post by: LeaflameSD on August 25, 2013, 07:06:44 am
I've been playing Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates on my Nintendo DS.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 25, 2013, 02:04:08 pm
at some point i'm going to get over this hipster urge and start using my GBA, so i can play FF2. >:3

in the meantime, though, ZELDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 25, 2013, 02:13:12 pm
Love that game ^^

Lately, because I got frustrated with Wario Land 4, I decided to take a break from it and start playing Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for the first time in forever. I remember enjoying it...up to the Peach escort mission close to the end of the game; which was so infuriating that it resulted in me ragequitting the game and selling my copy of it. So far, so good; nowhere close to that part yet
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 25, 2013, 06:04:24 pm
go for eeeet~

i got my Zelda game spoiled for me via DA comments and now i'm sad. but i ship Link x Marin SOOPER hard now. ;v;
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 25, 2013, 10:23:06 pm
I hate it when someone spoils the ending ;_;
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 26, 2013, 01:17:49 pm
DA needs a spoiler tag. and i'ma play through despite all the FEEEEELS
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Post by: Bella on August 26, 2013, 05:18:18 pm
I was spoiled for some parts of Portal 2 so ik that feel. ;__;

Speaking of which, I picked up Half-Life 2, Episode 1 for a buck and a half at Goodwill. Even though I've never played the first Half-Life. And I'm not entirely sure how an XP-era game will run on a Windows 7 computer. I ... may not have thought this out fully.
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 26, 2013, 05:37:56 pm
I run the first Half-Life on Windows 7 without issue, and it's a Windows 98-era game -w-;
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Post by: Bella on August 26, 2013, 08:07:04 pm
Good to know!
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 26, 2013, 09:49:13 pm
dude, i managed to jerry-rig Theme Hospital onto Speedy at one point. i was running 32bit, and it took a little finagling, but it worked once i got it all figured out. and Theme Hospital came out in 1997.
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 26, 2013, 10:03:44 pm
I've jumped through hoops to make Ancient Empires (An old DOS game from '92) to run on Windows 7. Love me some DOSBox -w-

EDIT: So, because I realize I've owned it for over 2 years and haven't played it yet, I decided to finally start on Persona 4. So far, I'm not sure if it's a problem with my TV or a feature of the game, but it has a bit of motion blur to it that was not present in Persona 3 FES or other PS2 games I've played on this TV :\
(Granted, it might have to do with the weather system in the game)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 27, 2013, 10:29:59 am
idk if any of my anime mags have reviews on P4 (outside of the anime), but i could check if you want. want me to?
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Post by: stewartsage on August 27, 2013, 12:07:31 pm
Still want to play Persona 3 portable so I can play as a girl.
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 27, 2013, 12:47:45 pm
@Kari: Go for eet~

@Stew: PSPs aren't too expensive if you shop around :3
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 27, 2013, 03:10:56 pm
and if you get a water damaged one, it'll look like it's in 3-DDDDDDD~~~
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 27, 2013, 11:25:11 pm
So, I did some research, and apparently the motion blur in Persona 4 is intentional in certain areas. I guess it's an interesting touch :3
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Post by: stewartsage on August 27, 2013, 11:59:54 pm
Huh.

So I bid on a God of War red PSP.
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Post by: LeaflameSD on August 28, 2013, 12:02:07 am
I've been playing Sonic 3 and Knuckles (not the Mega Drive version though, the Windows95 remake).
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 28, 2013, 12:08:50 am
Nice. As far as PC versions, I prefer the Steam version from '11 over the old Windows 95 edition from '97; as it keeps the original MegaDrive soundtrack
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 28, 2013, 12:29:47 am
i've been invited to play terraria, only problem is that i lack a steam account. >>;
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 28, 2013, 12:31:51 am
I have that game. Was on-sale the week following me seeing it in one of DeliciousCinnamon's livestreams -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 28, 2013, 01:03:23 am
dude, if i get it we should both join :0

friend and his friend are playing as reno and rude respectively
i told him if i joined i'd join as elena
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 28, 2013, 12:18:55 pm
Indeed ^^

So, I decided to try out Persona 4 Arena; in arcade mode for the time being, since the story mode takes place after the original PS2 game, which I've only just recently started. So far, it's a damn good fighting game; makes me want to try and rope someone into playing multiplayer with me -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 28, 2013, 12:39:13 pm
*whistles zelda theme*
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Post by: Bella on September 07, 2013, 01:48:32 am

As I told Stew, I find this really sweet for some reason. ^^
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 08, 2013, 03:56:47 pm
*ba-dum tisch*

so i have now started playing MapleStory, partially out of spite for the game since it took 2 days to get it working properly, and because my sister joined after me and is now a higher level. i want to prove the game WROOOOONG.
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Post by: Penti-chan on September 08, 2013, 04:06:27 pm
Come with me; with my umbrella of justice, I will help you get stronger
(I'd use my bow, but that'd be unfair; as I'd obliterate everything)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 08, 2013, 08:23:19 pm
-w-

i'm enjoying the new claw i got, but this briefcase i found has about double the attack. i like it, but not for this character, so i'm debating on whether or not i should equip it. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on September 08, 2013, 09:19:14 pm
I'd keep it for the lulz. If you want, save it for a future character; especially if you make an archer of some type (Always good to have a melee weapon on you just in case you run out of arrows)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 08, 2013, 09:37:31 pm
very true. plus, i found a ninja sword i should have been using this whole time, and it does more damage than the glove. -w-
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Post by: Penti-chan on September 17, 2013, 11:42:21 pm
So, for some reason I started thinking about one of my truly badass moments from when I was more active on Phantasy Star Online.

I had a full party going through the Towards the Future quest (Pretty much a fancy way of saying "boss rush mode"). I had a decent group together, as we did quite well...although we hit a rough patch during the fight with Dark Falz (The final boss); when one of our party members was knocked out. In a rush, I dropped what I was doing and ran over to use a Moon Atomizer on them (The Phantasy Star equivalent to a Phoenix Down)...and once I pressed the button for it, the rest of the group got in the finishing blow, as the cut scene showing Dark Falz being defeated played; which made me feel I was too late...

...however, after the scene was over, I discovered I did make it in time; as that person had been revived just in time, as they got experience from the fight, causing them to level up. That honestly felt so good, and the rest of the group was amazed by that save I pulled.
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Post by: stewartsage on September 18, 2013, 12:48:51 pm
Played The Republia Times.  That was pretty fun.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 18, 2013, 03:38:17 pm
@pent: noice. -w-
@stew: what's it about?

my Astros finally cleared on La Tale, so i'ma go purchase some pets for my characters. -w-
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Post by: stewartsage on September 18, 2013, 08:16:02 pm
About running editing the paper of a troubled post-Soviet state.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 19, 2013, 11:19:55 am
that sounds so you. and bells. and i think i'd give it a try too. :3
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Post by: Penti-chan on September 26, 2013, 04:12:21 pm
Interesting :3

So, I tried out the 4 different portable versions of MapleStory, and decided to share my thoughts below. As a note, these 4 aren't the only ones out there; there is a recently-released one on 3DS, but I can't find much info beyond that.

- MapleStory: Thief Edition (iPhone. 2009)
This was the first one ever released, that was available as a free download in the App Store, but apparently it was pulled; as I can't find it listed anymore. However, since I still have it downloaded, I can still play it. While this game did come out prior to the main game's Big Bang expansion, I'm a little let down that it doesn't really capture the magic of the classic era; mostly in the towns barely resembling towns (It's more like a hill that a few people are hanging out at), plus Victoria Island being restricted to just Henesys, Perion, and Kerning, with some fields of enemies in-between. However, this does feel slightly off from MapleStory as far as physics go, but the game's environments work just right that it doesn't bother me too much. It's a little basic compared to the MMO its based on, but it's still an enjoyable action RPG; I'd suggest checking it out if you can, as IDK how one would go about downloading it when its no longer available.

- MapleStory DS (Nintendo DS. 2010)
When I first heard about this, when it went into development, I was expecting it to be an MMO for handhelds...but it ended up being an action RPG only available in South Korea and Japan, so if you don't know Japanese or Korean, you're screwed...although there is an unfinished English fan translation floating around out there, which is basic enough that you can at the very least play it, as the menus are nicely translated, but you'll barely understand what's going on with the story, due to the dialog having a hilariously bad translation that might just rival Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal.

Gameplay wise, while they did capture some of the feel of the classic era with the town layouts (Well, somewhat condensed, but close enough, the areas between towns are completely new; which makes this feel like its own adventure. Also, the physics feel way off, as my character moves too quickly; it's still very much playable, but it feels more like I'm playing something along the lines of Castlevania or Metroid instead of MapleStory. All in all, an enjoyable game, but the lack of a proper English translation can lead to you just wondering around to find the plot so you can continue.

- MapleStory: Cygnus Knights Edition (iPhone. 2011)
Once again, another free iPhone adaptation, which is bigger than Thief Edition and with much more advanced graphics...but not necessarily better IMO. While it does feel a lot more like a shrunk-down singleplayer version of the MMO, the physics are honestly terrible, platform jumping is a pain in the ass here, and you press down to go through portals which is the polar opposite of anything else with "MapleStory" in its name. Also, it doesn't seem to be available anymore, so it's easy to ignore this one.

- MapleStory Live (iPhone \ Android. 2012)
Well, this one gets off to a start with needing to patch. Hurray! I'll get back to this one later, once it finished patching, but it's apparently the best MapleStory experience on a phone; so good that Nexon pulled all the old MapleStory games from the App Store shortly after this one came out (A blessing in disguise for the Cygnus Knights Edition, but a shame for the Thief Edition; which isn't the best thing ever, but I have a soft spot for it).

More info on how it plays once I actually get to play it. Stay tuned...
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 27, 2013, 10:43:23 am
La Tale is taking up sooooo much of my time recently :0

but Chaldene is now level 45 and her pet (Steward Stewart) is his adult form at level 10. i'm also close to moving on to the 4th city in the game, so all that training really paid off. :0

i hope i have some money left after this weekend, i'd like to purchase some more Astros ;^;
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Post by: Penti-chan on September 28, 2013, 04:42:47 pm
Lately, my time has been eaten up by Barkley: Shut Up and Jam Gaiden. It's a sequel to Space Jam, a parody of classic Super NES RPGs, and best of all, it's free -w-

I'm enjoying it so far
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 29, 2013, 07:14:40 pm
come to think of it, i need to track down that chrono trigger sequel. :0
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Post by: LeaflameSD on September 29, 2013, 11:48:18 pm
Whole lotta Megaman Battle Network 5.
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Post by: NejinOniwa on September 30, 2013, 11:12:57 am
So people, what's your thoughts on this? (http://www.pcgamer.com/tag/steamos/)
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Post by: Penti-chan on September 30, 2013, 11:33:11 am
I plan to check out SteamOS when it comes out, although the #1 deciding factor on me switching in full to it is on how many developers jump on-board for it, plus how well it'll handle non-gaming tasks. If I have to dual-boot with Linux Mint for word processing, or with some non-8 version of Windows for MapleStory, than it's less likely I'll consider switching
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Post by: stewartsage on September 30, 2013, 01:58:06 pm
Indifference to it as a total replacement for a regular computer operating system.  I've already got one, I need something affordable to game on with good hardware specs so I'm more eager to hear more about the Steam Machine.  Don't want anything to do with that controller bullshit though so it'd probably end up hooked up to a computer monitor on my desk.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 02, 2013, 04:54:41 am
i don't game enough for this to be useful. like pent said, i think popularity will depend on how many games are released for it. after all, the virtual boy was pegged to be the hot ticket item back in the day, and yet only a handful of games were released for it. (that's because it was a terrible concept, but still.) if the basis isn't there, then SteamOS will likely end up the same as VB: a novelty.
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Post by: NejinOniwa on October 02, 2013, 04:27:57 pm
The difference here is that SteamOS is Linux, there are already plenty of Steam games that run on Linux, and as so there's gonna be a good load of titles already viable before it even was announced. Besides, Linux porting isn't exactly hard. Even with just one year to prepare things, it's gonna be quite loaded when it ships. That's my guess, anyway.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 02, 2013, 06:53:46 pm
a very good point, but all the same, there are so many specific linuxes out there that end up becoming novelties. a bigger team and big names hopping on board will DEFINITELY help this, but OpenArtist had a lot of features and a good network going for it, and it seems to be pretty niche.

getting back into la tale, though i'm at a bit of an impass considering i'd like to purchase more for my game, but am a bit stuck for funds until after the wedding. :\
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Post by: Bella on October 02, 2013, 11:57:48 pm
I agree that the niche-y-ness of many Linux distros is a major drawback (since why the hell would anyone use ObsucreAsHellOS when there's Ubuntu, Slackware, SuSE and all sorts of other well-established distros that are better-documented and thoroughly-tested available for the taking), but considering that SteamOS is being developed and funded by a big corporation I can't imagine it'll become Yet Another Novelty Distro.
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Post by: Penti-chan on October 03, 2013, 12:10:55 am
Indeed. Although, Mint is very nice; IMO better than vanilla Ubuntu

As far as games, I've started to play around in Link's Awakening just to see how much I can do things out of order. So far, I have the Fire Rod and the level 2 Power Bracelet, as well as having explored many areas on the map and I've only finished the first dungeon -w-;
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Post by: NejinOniwa on October 03, 2013, 05:43:15 am
Mint is the Linux equivalent to a modded Skyrim vs an unmodded one.

Sort of.

Speaking of Skyrim (and also not to derail this thread further into OS territory) I just hit 100 Sneak on my ballsdeep assassin character. Aaaand I also just nagged Mehrunes' Razor (best dagger EU) and I'm in the middle of That One Dark Brotherhood Questline.

Fuck yeah, timing.

I might also mention that I haven't even bothered doing the Main questline on this playthrough, either; I literally only have the FUS part of Fusrodah, and some other stuff I've found while roaming the wilds. I'm not much of a dragonborn...yet.

Though the dragons are starting to get REALLY fucking terrifying. >_> Dat leveling...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 03, 2013, 10:44:17 am
i would imagine considering they seem to come at random. "oh, i think i'll just got for a nice walk in the mountains todayOHSHIT WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT DRAGON DOING THERE"

ughhh,to do art or to play la tale?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on October 05, 2013, 08:29:48 am


It's [spoiler]OK.[/spoiler]

But dayum, get a load of them
[spoiler]witches.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on October 05, 2013, 01:19:27 pm
SUPERHOT

Why you little.... >:s
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on October 05, 2013, 01:35:55 pm
Quote from: Bella on October 05, 2013, 01:19:27 pm
SUPERHOT

Why you little.... >:s

lelwhat
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 05, 2013, 03:01:05 pm
@Leaf: I nearly bought that game years ago. I guess if I find it cheap, it might be worth picking up if it's at least decent
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on October 05, 2013, 07:14:27 pm
Quote from: LeaflameSD on October 05, 2013, 01:35:55 pm
Quote from: Bella on October 05, 2013, 01:19:27 pm
SUPERHOT

Why you little.... >:s

lelwhat


It's an fps browser game (http://superhotgame.com/) (although it's just a demo at this point), basically it's catch is that time only moves if your player is moving. It's fun but frustrating. ><
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 06, 2013, 11:34:23 am
sounds interesting. :0

@leaf: it's anime, thus i'm interested. xD

played some thousand arms yesterday. dated a bunch of girls. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 07, 2013, 04:23:11 am
8-0-12 as sejuani
BASED CARRY JUNGLE
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 07, 2013, 10:31:32 am
forgot to mention i played munchkin on saturday. a bit fun. i won by accident.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 08, 2013, 08:20:32 pm
5v5 syndra only

SO MUCH BALLING
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on October 11, 2013, 04:41:34 pm
Can't play muh vidya games without the ping spiking to absurd levels.  I think the ISP is throttling my connection.

Also: Can't find a damn used copy of Pkmn White anywhere.  I'd rather have Black anyway, but my brother has that and I'd like to be able to make the game specific trades with him.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 11, 2013, 05:14:34 pm
Indeed. I ended up buying new :\

So I recently started playing Zelda: The Wind Waker again; since I've had an urge to play it, and since I'm too damn cheap to buy a Wii U for the recent HD remake (Which I'd honestly like; as it adds an expert mode and other new things >:3), I dusted off my Gamecube and got out my copy of the original 2003 edition.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 11, 2013, 07:11:25 pm
features.peta.org/pokemon-red-white-blue-parody (http://features.peta.org/pokemon-red-white-blue-parody)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA GO FUCK YOURSELVES
No, I'm not even gonna bother. I'll just refer to this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIIqlZi0LoM) for the rest of it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 11, 2013, 08:59:42 pm
SO I WAS GETTING SOMETHING OFF THE SHELF FOR MY MOTHER (a barrel of craft scissors) AND I TRIPPED OVER MY OLD GBA AND 5 COPIES OF POKEMON, FROM YELLOW TO SAPPHIRE. *w*

ALSO, I TOTALLY BOUGHT THE TRIGUN D20 SYSTEM TODAY GUYS, FOR 10 FREAKIN BUCKS. STRAP ON YOUR COWBOY BOOTS, BOYS, AS SOON AS I FIGURE OUT D&D WE'RE GOIN' WILD WEST!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 11, 2013, 11:22:37 pm
Sweet >:3
Any of the Monaters still have save files?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on October 12, 2013, 12:53:34 am
Pokemanz Y
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 12, 2013, 02:08:32 am
@pent: pokemon yellow and sapphire do, but the batteries on all the others (sapphire included, actually) have burnt out. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 12, 2013, 01:19:18 pm
With Sapphire, all the battery controlled was the time; the actual save was stored in flash memory -w-

As for the others, I should learn to solder to replace the batteries (Then, we can start new files on Crystal and have an ELF BATTEL)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on October 12, 2013, 01:58:02 pm
I should play Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal again...

... the last time I played it was when I was like 9 or 10, and I couldn't save the game because the battery wasn't working.

EDIT: Playing the DS remake HeartGold.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on October 13, 2013, 01:12:02 am
My Pokermans Red still works.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 13, 2013, 01:15:05 am
Of my monaters:

Blue: Still works; has my 151\150 save (Yes, I have a Mew)
Crystal: On its last legs; no longer keeps time, but by some miracle the save file is intact, although IDK for how long
Emerald, Platinum, SoulSilver, Black: Still working
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on October 13, 2013, 01:54:23 am
Quote from: Krizonar on October 12, 2013, 12:53:34 am
Pokemanz Y


Roundtable gaming discussion made me jelly of you kids with your 3DS's and Pokemon X&Y. ;^; It looks like a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 13, 2013, 09:28:24 am
I have a 3DS, but I don't have X or Y :[
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on October 13, 2013, 07:42:10 pm
Quote from: Bella on October 13, 2013, 01:54:23 am
Roundtable gaming discussion made me jelly of you kids with your 3DS's and Pokemon X&Y. ;^; It looks like a lot of fun.

It's definitely the most realistic a Pokemon game has ever been. As for fun, I think it's the most fun as well due to near ridiculous levels of fluff put into the game. There's so much stuff you can do when you're not battling wild Pokemon or completing the story; you feel like you actually live here. Heck, go out to eat or go get a relaxing hair wash.

Bonding with your Pokemon also has a purpose for non-multiplayer battles. When your Pokemon becomes very friendly towards you, special interactions are unlocked both in and outside battle and that Pokemon will sometimes defy game logic to please you. "Tyrantrum read your wishes and stayed awake, he knew you would be disappointed in him if he fell asleep."

It's also quite lengthy, I'm just now getting to the Elite 4 but from what I've seen, holy end-game content Batman.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on October 14, 2013, 01:31:33 am
The more I hear about X & Y the less I like it....
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 14, 2013, 11:45:28 am
I'm still interested in it, although what's stopping me from buying it now is that:

1: I'm broke
2: I still haven't finished Black or Emerald (Hell, I still have unfinished Crystal and Blue challenge runs)

EDIT: On a different note, so I don't stretch my already gigantic post in Member Pics, here's a picture of all the Zelda games I own (Spanning all main titles from 1986 to 2003, with one little blip in the form of the 2011 3DS port of Ocarina of Time)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 14, 2013, 03:02:34 pm
I want dat X&Y so bad -.-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on October 14, 2013, 03:52:40 pm
Can't believe people have already beaten X/Y.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 14, 2013, 04:21:44 pm
Doesn't surprise me. I tore through Super Smash Bros. Brawl in about 2 days after launch, and was left with a feeling of "...that's it?"; especially when I, to this day, have never finished all Event Matches on SSBM (I can't beat 49, so I can't unlock 51 and finish it up)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on October 14, 2013, 08:45:06 pm
Quote from: LeaflameSD on October 14, 2013, 03:52:40 pm
Can't believe people have already beaten X/Y.

I beat it last night/early this morning.
My hair stylist is so excited.


It's very long, considering. I could beat old games like Saphire in 6 hours.
I'm also very into Pokemon so I was rather excited.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on October 14, 2013, 09:46:56 pm
I'm slow with games. Especially if I'm having fun with them.

It's like when I'm reading a good book, I don't wanna rush through it because then it'll be over sooner. ;^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 14, 2013, 10:15:11 pm
Pokemon games always make me delve knee-deep into the metagame and try to catch weird things and make awesome combos instead of advancing the story or doing shit.

But it's so good
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 23, 2013, 05:19:27 am
>Start morning on 33LP
>Run into random friendly people willing to use teamspeak like serious
>Soloq i love you sometimes
>Promotion to Diamond 4
>4 random guys join teamspeak
>win series
DAT WARM FUZZY FEELING INSIDE WHEN YOU SAY GG AT END OF GAME :D
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on October 23, 2013, 03:42:07 pm
James Pond: Codename RoboCod
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 26, 2013, 02:22:20 am
What's up, niggas? So I herd about dis new shwag FPS gettin released and-
http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/10/22/crusader-kings-ii-the-something-something-announced/
Oh wait, sorry, Crusader Kings expansion inbound. BRB fratricide and incest simulator
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 26, 2013, 10:47:32 am
post pics of your three-toed kids, mashtur! :3


i've been thinking of making a guide to playing hanafuda, so it'll be easier to make you all my bitches get you all to play. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on October 27, 2013, 10:52:58 pm

I finally got a hat. ヽ(^。^)丿

This may top my previous Proudest TF2 Moment:
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 01, 2013, 12:13:51 am
My Soldier loadout is now Nej.  Film at eleven.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 01, 2013, 06:04:06 am
pics or it didnae happen
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 01, 2013, 01:07:04 pm
I can't figure out screenshots in model viewer mode.  Just imagine a massive blond beard on the Soldier.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 01, 2013, 03:18:35 pm
My beard is sort of reddish though.

Also, in during SCREAMING LOUDLY MAKES YOU BETTER AT TOUHOU
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 01, 2013, 03:22:58 pm
@Nej: Sounds like what I read about one of the Mega Man Battle Network games on DS; which makes use of the microphone so the player can "cheer on" Mega Man; which gives him added benefits in battle. Someone on GameFAQs mentioned screaming in frustration during a boss fight, which caused Mega Man to become invincible and attack for double damage xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 01, 2013, 03:30:31 pm
LOL, ACTUALLY GOOD ONE THERE.

Need to try that shit, been a while since I played MMBN last...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 01, 2013, 03:33:15 pm
Same here; last one I played was the 3rd game, before my copy of it went missing (There's a good chance it's still in my room, but I can't find it; my cat knocked it off my desk many years ago and I haven't seen it since)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 01, 2013, 03:44:34 pm
i want to try a game like that.

would screaming in frustration while playing Hey You, Pikachu be a bad thing?

(gonna play some La Tale later in case there's a Halloween Event i can catch.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 02, 2013, 08:02:58 am
Temple Run.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 02, 2013, 09:30:19 am
>Most ap in game
>as support zyra
Get rekt, nidalee and ziggs aint got nuthin on me
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 02, 2013, 08:02:45 pm
me and pent have gotten the idea to make a Team Fortress 2 movie. TF2: Heavy's Magical Adventure.

this needs to happen.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 11, 2013, 04:43:42 pm
Indeed -w-

So, I recently tore through Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure on the Sega Genesis. It was surprisingly hard toward the end
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 11, 2013, 07:29:35 pm
*still needs to get back to la tale ;^; *

at last weekend's party, we played:

Cards Against Humanity
The Princess Bride: Prepare to Die
Thousand Arms

CaH: an instant classic that is a major hit among my friends, since it's apples to apples without us having to make it dirty (cause it already is!!!! : DDDDD).

TPB - PtD: my sister borrowed this from her work to playtest it (it's been out for a few years now, but still). it's an interesting concept: you take a person card ("Hello, my name is Slim Shady") and everyone else lays down line cards ("You wrote my Memoirs, Prepare to Die"), while you judge. (there are other ways to play, but we did the straight-up version since it was new.)
it sounds great in concept, but in execution it fell a bit flat (sadly), mostly due to the person cards being such a wide range that we had to google a lot of them. a lot of the line cards fell a touch flat too ("You got my Job"), until we started thinking of all of them as horrible innuendo ("You Stirred my Milkshake", "You Moved my Cheese"). overall, i think the group gave it a 2.5-3/5, mostly because it felt a bit unfinished. if they reduced the number of people and/or polished up the line cards a bit more, it might work better. still, it was fun, and if it ever dips in price (current price: $25), we may buy it. an interesting fact about it is that it was partially funded by the gaming store that my sister works for. :3

Thousand Arms: Fun and hilarious as usual. We dated Palma, Marion, and Metalia, all of which were (mostly) enjoyable. i also saw some sides of Palma and Metalia that i haven't seen before, and got some screencaps, which was both amusing and interesting. it also resulted in gems like this:
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 11, 2013, 10:50:17 pm
I need to get back to Thousand Arms

So, I played some Mega Man 2, on the Anniversary Collection for PS2. At first I thought I was just rusty when the game felt harder than I remembered, then I discovered the version on the Anniversary Collection is based off of the Japanese version; which is harder than the international version. Slowly making my way through it; wanting to see if I can handle Expert Asian Difficulty on a game that's already somewhat difficult -w-;;

Also, I checked out Rayman Origins for the 360 while at work. Going to try it out tomorrow afternoon and see if its any good :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 12, 2013, 12:46:30 am
ASIAN MODE

i never understood Rayman, so explain it when you try it. :0


(also, yes, yes you DO need to get back to it. but that quote freaked us all out. ;v; )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 12, 2013, 02:28:32 am
I find Heat Man rather easy...
#TheAsianStandard
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 12, 2013, 06:27:08 pm
So, I tried out Rayman Origins this afternoon, and damn is it fun. It feels old-school, but still new at the same time; not feeling like the original Rayman on PS1. It's one I'd suggest checking out
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 12, 2013, 07:22:40 pm
I'm having cravings for an old-school RPG of some kind lately. You know, like FF3 or NWN or such, with customization galore...

Pls halp ;_;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 12, 2013, 08:07:50 pm
Disappointing TF2 matches followed by one good one.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on November 12, 2013, 08:46:23 pm
I'm not going to be able to play TF2 until I get over my Halloween-events-being-over induced sadness...

Today I found out my brother and I want to check out several of the same games/game series. Hooray familial good taste in games?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 13, 2013, 01:40:44 am
Quote"Take this! I am sure it will prove useful in your quest."
King Sasune gives you a magical folding canoe!

I fucking lost it, man.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 13, 2013, 01:47:16 am
Have I mentioned I loathe Quick Man's stage in Mega Man 2? Nope? Well, now you know
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on November 13, 2013, 07:55:48 am
That's my favourite level in all of Mega Man games. :/
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 13, 2013, 11:30:11 am
I admit the idea is cool, but escaping from the instant death lasers in the 2nd part is very frustrating, especially since my Time Stopper runs out before I reach the bottom :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 13, 2013, 03:21:31 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on November 13, 2013, 01:40:44 am
I fucking lost it, man.


are you playing Zelda Infinity: The Quest for the Princess or something?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 13, 2013, 05:48:33 pm
FFIII remake actually.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 13, 2013, 06:01:22 pm
By FF3 do you mean:

(The real FF3, remade for DS)

...or:

(Which is actually FF6. Thanks, Nintendo; that confused us when FF7 kept the Japanese numbering)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 13, 2013, 06:14:22 pm
The DS remake. But I'm playing it on PSP, because the graphics and controls are better.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 13, 2013, 06:15:11 pm
Cool :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 13, 2013, 07:23:59 pm
First game I bought for my DS was the remake of Jagged Alliance.  It's all the fun of the original but I don't need Windows 95 to run it!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 13, 2013, 11:32:53 pm
First DS game I bought was Super Mario 64 DS. I still feel it's not as bad as everyone made it out to be; it's like they never played Mega Man Legends or something, as it uses the same basic controls :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2013, 03:00:31 am
the first DS game i bought was nothing
BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE ONE

(but i'm gonna buy Code Lyoko for the DS despite not owning the console)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 14, 2013, 03:19:43 am
If you want a DS, a DS Lite would cost me about $60 or so from work if you want to mail me a money order -w-
(Not bad when they originally cost more than double that)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2013, 10:34:28 am
i was thinking of looking on ebay for a regular ol' DS. is there any difference in the versions, though?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 14, 2013, 11:47:44 am
To give you a rundown, since I've owned almost every model: (All prices approximate)

DS (original model): <$50
+ Will be the cheapest option; usually under $50
+ Has clicky buttons like the Game Boy Advance SP, and a large D-Pad
+ Has a GBA slot; so you can play your GBA games on it (Game Boy Color games, however, do not work)
- Only gets about 6 to 10 hours of battery life per charge
- Is bulky
- Screens only have one brightness setting

DS Lite: $60-$70
+ 4 brightness levels for the screens
+ Improved battery life (Up to 19 hours on the lowest brightness setting)
+ Smaller form factor
+ Has Game Boy Color style buttons and D-Pad
- Game Boy Advance games stick out about an inch from the bottom when inserted (Has a dust cover for when you're not playing GBA games, though)

DSi: $80
+ Has improved internet capabilities; including a web browser you don't need to buy extra
+ Has a (crappy) camera
+ Allows you to download some games from the DSi Shop
+ Is slightly wider than DS Lite; which for me made it even more comfortable
+ Buttons revert back to the clicky style of the first DS
- Battery life isn't as good as DS Lite (Up to 14 hours on lowest brightness setting)
- GBA slot was removed
- Has more powerful hardware but was criminally underutilized due to Nintendo pushing the camera over everything else

3DS: $160
+ Plays any and all DS games, as well as 3DS games
+ The 3D can be turned off
+ A wider selection of games in the eShop; including big-name 3DS titles like Super Mario 3D Land, classics like Zelda: Link's Awakening, and other stuff
+ Buttons revert to the same style as DS Lite
- Is the most expensive option
- The worst battery life due to how much stuff it has to push in the background (Up to 8 hours on DS games, and up to 5 hours on 3DS games)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2013, 01:53:51 pm
if that's the case, then, i'll scour amazon for a dslite. thanks man~ :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 14, 2013, 02:12:26 pm
No problem :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 14, 2013, 03:40:47 pm
The first DS game I bought was nothing [spoiler]because I used an R4 chip[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 14, 2013, 04:16:23 pm
I still have pictures of me receiving my Nintendo DS for my 6th birthday.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2013, 04:57:45 pm
god you're young.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on November 14, 2013, 07:50:16 pm
Yesterday I endured a bunch of classic-game hipsters whining about how Nintendo had "sold out" by buying into the "casual gaming" market.

I nearly asked if Nintendo had ever NOT been oriented toward "casual gamers", but I didn't want to ignite an IRL flame war. (Not that I care or have a horse in this race; the Wii looks fun, the 3DS looks fun, but I don't know how much use I would get out of either console.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2013, 07:57:39 pm
*has a powerful urge to play my Gameboy Colour on the subway when i eventually get re-enrolled in school*
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 14, 2013, 08:23:42 pm
@Kari: Do it -w-

@Bella: To be honest, a lot of those complaints go back ages and ages. While I do see the general argument about games being easier, that's a general trend all across the board and not exclusive to Nintendo. Granted, some fail to realize some older games are hard for all the wrong reasons; as often illustrated by the Angry Video Game Nerd and other classic game reviewers.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2013, 08:54:10 pm
i shall. >:3

also, in the end there will always be people complaining about different aspects of different things. for video games, we have hipsters who abhor the current video game market as being "too easy"/"too mainstream", frat boys who claim if you don't play xbox and halo you're not a "real" gamer (or alternatively, gamecube with natty ice you're not a "real" bro), and sweaty guys in basements who claim that there's no such thing as a "girl gamer". >>;

let us all be thankful that despite these voices being loud and annoying, that hasn't stopped either the players or the companies from tuning them out as they play, thanks in large part to a kickass sound track from the Atlus Sound Team. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 15, 2013, 01:49:16 am
My freshman year we had an XBOX 360, N64, PS3, PS2, and SNES all set up on the desk with our TV.  Unfortunately only three systems at a time could be hooked up.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 15, 2013, 02:34:50 am
I'm 14 years old, Kari :L
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 15, 2013, 03:51:14 am
i KNOW.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 15, 2013, 07:13:39 am
@Stew: Cool -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 15, 2013, 11:54:04 am
@Choco: Then stop mentioning it all the time, I get it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 15, 2013, 12:46:51 pm
not trying to be rude about it! it's just, you were SIX when the DS came out??? when i was 6 i was playing original game boy and N64!! ;-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 15, 2013, 01:04:23 pm
I wasn't angry or anything like that.

Wowowowowowowowowow
You owned a Nintendo 8x8? Coolio. I've always wanted one, but they're bitching expensivee.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 15, 2013, 01:19:13 pm
tee hee, it was the neighbor's. my sister was best friends with jocelyn before she moved, and jocelyn lent my sister her game boy and pokemon blue. it was the first video game i ever played, at age 5. :3

the oldest console i own is my Nintendo 64, which is actually the same one i played on when i was 6 and 7. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 15, 2013, 03:32:11 pm
Oldest system I own as far as when it came out is my NES, followed by my Sega Master System. Oldest I own as far as when I personally obtained it is my Nintendo 64 (This weekend is the 16th anniversary of when mom bought it for me. Might have to play some Diddy Kong Racing this weekend >:3)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 15, 2013, 05:04:07 pm
I used to own a Mega Drive, with a shitload of games, but mice came and chewed up all the wires. Now it's gone *cricricri*

The oldest system I own is a Sega Master System, and that one has Sonic the Hedgehog built on.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 15, 2013, 05:19:10 pm
Coool :3

The only game I have built into my Master System is some weird 3D game you can't play without the very rare 3D Goggles. It doesn't even have Snail Maze; which is usually hidden on every system
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 15, 2013, 08:34:37 pm
I got me Super Nintendo Entertainment System.  The best game ever is NHL '94.  None of that Link to the Past bullshit.  There's no feeling quite like that 16-bit Brass Bonanza at the face-off.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 15, 2013, 09:14:03 pm
Currently playing Sengoku Rance, while waiting for my NWN2 download.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 16, 2013, 11:00:20 am
the oldest game i owned was some NASCAR game for the SNES, which i never owned, so i sold it. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 16, 2013, 12:11:17 pm
Not mussing much there. Then again, I loathe NASCAR >_>;

Now, if it had been Super Mario Kart, F-Zero, or any number of good racing games on the system, then you'd be missing something great.

EDIT: So I just bought the Angry Video Game Nerd game on Steam, since it was one sale dirt cheap. Waiting for it to finish downloading
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 16, 2013, 05:00:46 pm
I feel this warrants a second post, but here's my review of the AVGN game, spoiler-tagged in case anybody cares

[spoiler=Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (PC)]To start things off, let me go ahead and say that I've been a long-time fan of AVGN; having watched his show since roughly '07 or so. So many fond memories of borrowing my sister's laptop every Wednesday morning, having coffee with grandpa, and then, after he walks down to his shop, I setup and watch a nerd swearing like a sailor over NES games. In fact, it was through AVGN that I discovered the Nostalgia Critic, which of course lead to discovering Atop the Fourth Wall...but I'm getting off topic here.

Earlier this year, it was announced that there'd be an AVGN game on PC; featuring a look and feel like a classic NES or Super NES game (Basically, something akin to Scott Pilgrim: The Game, but starring AVGN). I was excited, though I wasn't 100% sure I wanted to pay $15 for it, and there wasn't a free demo available anywhere, so I waited for it to go on sale on Steam; eventually finding it for half off this morning. So, I bought it...and to be honest I would have been better off getting myself a case of Rolling Rock than this game.

As far as jokes in the game, it's very in-your-face with the references to games AVGN has reviewed; like the game has to stop and shout "LOOK AT ME I'M A REFERENCE TO EPISODE #50. GET IT?", without the same sense of wit that usually comes from a good episode of the series. Even though I have seen every episode, there are still some parts of the game I simply do not get; like the bit with the Nerd fighting Santa as a boss, and immediately afterward there's a snowboarding segment that comes out of nowhere, with the Nerd using Santa's bleeding corpse as a snowboard. Also, when you die on a stage (Which will happen a lot), you have to sit on a "You Died" screen with some random blurb from the Nerd on how much he hates this game for about 5 seconds before you're allowed to continue, and if you lose all lives, you get his "brutal Game Over screen" he made up in his Friday the 13th review.

The problem here is that it's inaccessible to people unfamiliar with his show, or more casual fans who have seen maybe a handful of episodes. Take, for example, Scott Pilgrim: The Game; it drops a lot of references, but does so subtly, so it's funny for those who catch it, but it doesn't get in the way of the enjoyment for people who don't catch it or get it. In my eyes, the AVGN game should have been more like that instead of just being tons of references.

But, does the gameplay make up for it? Not really; it's like the programmers watched every episode, payed attention to the stuff that the Nerd complained about the most, and decided "yeah; that totally needs to be in our game". As a result, the game is very unforgiving, and the 5-second unskippable "you died" screen only serves to frustrate you more (As you can only see the randomly generated variants of "I'd rather [verb] a [noun]'s [genitals \ feces \ etc] than stay in this [swear]ing game" so many times before it gets old). It reminds me of Prinny 2 in a way; it's overly difficult, but lacks soul; it doesn't really have the sense of humor to make me want to sit through to completion. If this had been a free game, I'd be more willing to suggest trying it, but for $15, you can do far better than this (Hell, I paid $7.50 and still feel a bit cheated).

In conclusion, this game is best avoided unless it ends up on sale for about $5, and even then, it's really only for diehard AVGN fans[/spolier]
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 17, 2013, 09:29:04 am
[spoiler]interesting. it kinda shows that they lacked creativity in the process, imo. and i mean, bleeding corpse? really...?
there's angry, and then there's psycho. i am both, so i know both. and for a campy game such as this, you want to stay away from the latter. >>; [/spoiler]

@pent: if it was a recognizable title, i may have asked if anyone wanted it. but it was some random, no-name title that i doubt i could find again if i tried. i got all of $2-5 for it (can't really recall), so yeah. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 17, 2013, 01:49:21 pm
TBH I think something psychotic would be more like Manhunt :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 17, 2013, 02:05:13 pm
Yume Nikki owo;;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 18, 2013, 01:27:30 am
Indeed :\

So I actually just beat the AVGN game. TBH, the final stage, boss, and ending were a letdown. To go over some things I would have liked to have seen...

[spoiler=Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (PC)]For starters, I was let down that there was only one final level. Counting the tutorial stage, that's a grand total of 10 levels; for a game referencing Mega Man with the "select a level" setup, that actually feels way too short. I'm genuinely surprised they didn't go for a series of levels that lead up to the final boss, like the Fortress segment at the end of every 2D Mega Man game; granted, this is likely a blessing in disguise, when the layout of the final level was completely insane as far as instant death traps.

Secondly, I would have preferred a better final boss. Like, there were so many possibilities, like the Nostalgia Critic or FrankenNerd, but instead we get Fred Fucks; referencing a on-off gag from his Dracula review. But, that seems to be the general theme with it; they seemed to focus too hard on squeezing in as many obscure references to episodes from the show that they missed some very obvious opportunities to make something cool.

Thirdly, I'm let down that there wasn't a "escape from the exploding building within the time limit" segment, in homage to Metroid. Like, it would have made for a really cool escape sequence if pulled off correctly. Granted, I'm sure they would have screwed it up by adding lots of enemies and instant death hazards to ruin it, when it just needs to be a simple you-vs-time escape sequence.

Last off, the ending. It ends with everyone escaping from the game, the Nerd declaring it was shit because "all it does is suck you in" and "you'd have to be a nerd to continue playing it!"...before he pops the game back into his NES and begins playing it again. Again, there's a missed opportunity here; I would have had a good laugh if he referenced the "Conglaturations! You have completed a great game" screen from Ghostbusters on NES, but instead we get something original but falls flat on its face. [/spoiler]

There are rumors of a sequel being in consideration, and to be honest, if a sequel does happen, I'm unlikely to buy it. This really should have been a free download instead of a $15 Steam game; even at $7.50, I still feel somewhat cheated.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 18, 2013, 10:01:31 am
as you said before.
[spoiler]tbh the last bit is a bit offensive as i'm not a big fan of the "you'd have to be a ____ to ____" jokes, since they alienate people who identify with either ____. >>;

also, i now want to see NC fill in for mongler in the following video:
http://www.4chan.org/flash?file=sagemangame.swf&title=Sage+Man+Game

i want to see that vid become an actual game. -w- [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 19, 2013, 05:31:10 pm
So, I'm now getting back to Final Fantasy VI. Nearly lost this one boss fight, but I managed to turn the tables and come out on top (Everyone in the party except Bella was knocked out, but she managed to get everyone else back on their feet -w-)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 19, 2013, 09:54:02 pm
Typical Bells.  Flailing around until everything's back in working order.

On a related note: It's Saxxy time ya'll, get out your voting hands and start clicking.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 19, 2013, 09:58:51 pm
What's a Saxxy?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 20, 2013, 12:03:34 am
ENLIGHTEN US, OH HOLY ONE!!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 20, 2013, 08:51:36 pm
Cleared Sengoku Rance TRUE route and Houjou Ran route.
Slightly annoyed that I didn't manage to character clear any of the people who are exclusive to the Ran route though -_-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 20, 2013, 08:55:00 pm
:\
gonna try again, or move on?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 20, 2013, 08:59:14 pm
Probably try again. This game is so addictive it's not even funny.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 20, 2013, 09:09:28 pm
touhou tends to be, from what i've heard. :3
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Post by: stewartsage on November 20, 2013, 11:51:30 pm
It's a Valve/TF2/Source Filmmaker thing.

Edited to add all my current TF2 loadouts.

http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861291482/334761139548D34987A0372F3E95C10947FEF379/
http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861293054/64E023752317FF7C3389500365B39F57724F0B81/
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861289878/95E98FF9B81FD5A3E51588DE2B7F82C0322BFEB1/
http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861288420/2C8755DC7DBFF971D9322727CB83D2C74EA69F2D/
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861286812/6043F818BD767E5857A4DA4A590B0BD1E56D7B13/
http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861285356/A7CE833A3DADB18AA88D5473021D01DA827B4F7C/
http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861283850/3C204CB5BE190C11A5DA928A112E99B11C98D029/
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861282212/D5CC39A1832F42F7AAFBD449028796A661C95BB3/
http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/469794290861278757/FCA4E2E47F22530F04CE634EF4EFF5BF38CD8D56/
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 21, 2013, 02:18:29 am
@Stew: Cool -w-

So, I think I found out the reason why I'm having such a hard time with Mega Man 2 on the PS2 Anniversary Collection, besides MM2 being based off the Japanese version: apparently, some fans have reported a slight input lag on this version compared to playing on an original NES :\
(Maybe I should get my password from Anniversary Collection, take on Quick Man's stage on my NES, and then resume from PS2 if at all possible?)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 21, 2013, 07:20:26 am
Sengoku Rance is not Touhou, K. It's a strategy game/VN where you play as the hero, swordsman and rapist of worlds Rance, on his quest of conquest to unify JAPAN (similar but not the same as the Japan of Dimension 3E2 which is the one we know) under the banner of clan Oda. Of course, Rance being Rance, his conquests aren't at all limited to tracts of land, and he uses his talking, demon-slaying demonic sword Chaos just as much as he uses his "Hyper Weapon" on every woman he can get his hands on. His drive, so to speak, is not to be trifled with - as the many hero(ines) of the previous games in this long-running series have learned. The hard way. Or to be specific, the long, hard and inexhaustible way.

Fun fact: his weak point is being confessed or proposed to. He is not one to play the passive role in any relationship, and is absolutely freaked out when it happens to him. With very hilarious results, I might add.

That being said, I would not be opposed to a Touhou Rance - whether it be Rance in Gensokyo or a Touhou game with similar gameplay. The strategy is simple yet complex and addictive as fuck, like say Pokémon...and come to think of it, last year's Pokémon Conquest for DS (which I played to hell and back) is pretty similar to this overall. Minus the R-18 part, of course.

EDIT: Looks like I spoke too early. There is indeed a Touhou version (http://Touhou version) of this, just as expected.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 21, 2013, 11:55:27 am
xD

my bad on the mistaken identity, but it seems what i said came true anyway. -w-

that said, it sounds both interesting and disturbing. given the opportunity i'd like to cut off Rance's junk.

@pent: does it work off the format where you can unlock higher levels with a password (like pipe dream)? if so, i'd say that might be a better option. but even if it is possible, are you sure the passwords will sync up between the consoles? :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on November 21, 2013, 12:23:01 pm
Yeah they will. PS2 can save to memory card, but you can still have it bring up the password; which is universal across all version of Mega Man 2 (I remember, when I had the Gamecube version ages ago, using my password from Mega Man 5 on NES to continue on the collection -w-)

Well, except the Game Boy version of Mega Man II (Note the roman numerals); which is an entirely different game -w-;
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 21, 2013, 12:36:46 pm
ahhhhh, interesting. :3
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Post by: NejinOniwa on November 21, 2013, 01:33:02 pm
Interestingly enough, there IS a Sex Change Shrine in the game, and if you use it on Rance you'll get an instant game over.
QuoteRance: "AAH! I can't have sex with women like this!"
Shrine maiden: "...you can if you really want to."
Rance: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!" *runs off screaming, never to be seen again*
GAME OVER

Hilarity.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 21, 2013, 01:52:01 pm
Niiice xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 21, 2013, 03:28:17 pm
Kek
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 22, 2013, 12:37:41 pm
*snicker*


i'm excited to be getting a Wii for christmas. in addition to Animal Crossing for the Gamecube (not the Wii, i was told last night by a huge AC fan that the DS versions are best, the Gamecube version is hard because you have to play literally every day, and the Wii version sucks) and Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Sports for the Wii, i'm wondering what else i should get.

any suggestions on cool RPGs for the Gamecube or interesting games for the Wii, OSC?
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Post by: NejinOniwa on November 22, 2013, 02:10:20 pm
TALES OF SYMPHONIA FOR GAMECUBE
THAT IS ALL

One of the FEW times I've actually been able to enjoy a "dub" of sorts. They really did a great job with the voiceovers on that game, compared to what usually happens.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 22, 2013, 03:57:16 pm
@Kari: If you have $70+ to blow, Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii is pretty cool, but given the steep price tag, but you can do far better for a lot cheaper IMO.

As for other RPGs, many people speak highly of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, on Gamecube. Some say it's the Final Fantasy VII of the Paper Mario series, and to be honest, I'd agree; much like FF7, TTYD is the last good Paper Mario game (Although Super Paper Mario was decent, it was more of a platform game than an RPG). Also, Skies of Arcadia Legends is one worth checking out (It's a port of a popular Dreamcast RPG about pirates in airships).

On Wii, you have access to Virtual Console; which allows to buy many classics fairly cheap. For instance, you can download Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI for $8 each. They're presented exactly as they were on the Super NES back in '94-'95; so no fancy cut-scenes from the PlayStation versions of those games, and in FF6's case, it's still labeled as Final Fantasy III in the Wii Shop Channel and on the game's title screen (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/2/8/f/gfs_28510_1_2.jpg), instead of using the game's actual title and much cooler Japanese logo (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/9/1/9/gfs_200391_1_1.jpg). There are many other games avaliable as well; many of which are worth buying (Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Super Metroid, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Paper Mario, etc.)

As far as other worthwhile games on both systems, Virtual Console aside, there's the two Super Smash Bros. games: Melee on Gamecube, and Brawl on Wii. Melee is widely considered the best in the series, and Brawl is pretty good even if it's not as popular (It does have some quirks I'm not fond of, but still great fun as far as local multiplayer, and it has an enjoyable single-player story mode).

With Gamecube, Super Mario Sunshine is fun, but very weird as far as Mario games go (It's worth trying out, but don't go in expecting Super Mario 64 II; it's a completely different experience altogether). Luigi's Mansion is short but sweet, although I'd wait to get it until the price comes back down (If you found it for $10, get it). Also, Zelda: The Wind Waker is good if you want some adventure, and of all the Zelda games on Gamecube, this one usually isn't too expensive.

On Wii, you need to check out Muramasa: The Demon Blade. It's a side-scrolling hack-and-slash with beautiful hand-drawn 2D graphics, with a story set in ancient Japan. It's also super cheap if you find it (You can get it for about $10 or so without issue), making this a steal.

There's also Pikmin 2. It's also on Gamecube, but the Wii version is much easier to find and cheaper. The first game is also available on both Gamecube and Wii, but to be honest I prefer the 2nd one; mostly because it allows for a lot more freedom to explore and find stuff, since they did away with the timer. It's usually about $20 new, so keep it in mind.

You already mentioned Super Mario Galaxy, and that's an amazing game that's also on the cheap side ($20 new from most stores). As a word of caution, be very picky about the condition of the disc if you get it used; this particular game doesn't take to scratches very well, as I've had multiple copies pass through my hands that crash during the opening cut-scene due to scratches. But, since it's cheap, I'd buy it new.

Lastly, Kirby's Dream Collection is a great compilation of games; you get all of the games on up to Kirby 64, with many bonus features. I'm personally a bit miffed at them not enabling Dream Land 2's Super Game Boy enhancements (Enhanced sound, colorized graphics, and a themed border around the game screen), but that's more a minor complaint than anything; it's still a nicely assembled collection.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 22, 2013, 09:54:22 pm
TF2 updates: New MvM maps, revamped MvM mechanics, more weapons clean ups (including to two of my favorites).

In other news aliens are landing tomorrow and turning us all into bread.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 22, 2013, 10:10:21 pm
@Stew: Where's the bloody Doctor when you need him?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 23, 2013, 08:23:34 pm
I see. Remember stew, duck and cover!

@nej, pent: thanks! I'ma have to look those up. Now if only rhythm tengoku was available for the GameCube or wii. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 23, 2013, 10:25:51 pm
But, it is on Wii (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_Heaven_Fever) :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 24, 2013, 09:57:40 am
IT ISSSSSS~?

*dances*


(sooooooo going to pick up a copy~*! ^^ )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 24, 2013, 11:28:48 am
Yep. It's just called "Rhythm Heaven" in the US -w-

So, I'm close to finishing Final Fantasy VI. Still a few side-quests I want to finish before I go onto Kefka's tower, like finishing off the remaining elemental dragons (Which are to this game as the Weapons are to FF7) and trying to find the best equipment possible for my group.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 24, 2013, 11:30:26 am
do eeet

GETTT THE BEEEEACH HOOOOOUUUUSEEEE
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 25, 2013, 10:55:25 pm
After a couple hours of Starcraft 2: HOTS ladder I'm now top of the entire Bronze Division in 1v1

because I went up in the ranking so fast from rank 82 to 1 in just 6 hours of total laddering Blizzard had to take a look at some of the replays to make sure that they were fair.

Everything checked out and now I'm resting 10 points above 2nd place and I'm going to try to gain a huge point lead tomorrow after doing some research for my English paper.

WE ARE DA SWARMMMMM

Also about to be placed in gold division for 2v2s, silver for 3v3s
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 27, 2013, 11:11:49 pm
I have started playing FF2. considering the ambiguity of the plot in the game I've spent 90% of my time training and now have the 3 characters with HP in the 100s-300s and one character with Cure lv 3 and Blizzard lv 4.
i'm thinking of giving the other two characters spells as well, considering how effective blizzard has proven to be. I wasn't going to, at first, but it seems like a more balanced way to play.

at some point I should get back to the actual plot. rescue the girl's brother and all that.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 27, 2013, 11:43:51 pm
Sounds like me with Fallout 3; every time I play, I end up ignoring the main story and either do sidequests or just roam the land aimlessly to see what I can find -w-;
(Or like in FF7, where Gold Saucer distracted me from the story for a while)

Speaking of Final Fantasy, I'm pretty much at the end of FF6. I have 6\8 Elemental Dragons defeated (Last 2 are hiding inside the final area of the game), and I feel my main party is very well equipped and leveled, so now I just need to build up the rest of my characters; since apparently I'll need to control 3 parties to make it through the tower.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 28, 2013, 11:52:08 am
Good luck! My party is doing well and the it's have taken to their spells nicely. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 28, 2013, 11:57:15 am
Beastest Seju EUW reporting in.

Man, preseason is such a slaughter.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 28, 2013, 05:32:23 pm
Doublepost because SPACE BREAKTHROUGH:
Did some KSP today. Successfully landed and returned from Minmus, Kerbin's second (tiny) moon. Got a shitload of science points. Life was good.

Also, landing spaceplanes is fucking bollocks.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 28, 2013, 10:00:17 pm
I would imagine. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 29, 2013, 12:10:21 am
You know, watching today's episode of Continue?, where they played Altered Beast for the Sega Genesis, reminded me of that time my bro-in-law and I teamed up to beat the original arcade game one weekend...finding it to have a rather funny ending

[spoiler=Altered Beast (arcade)]After you defeat the demon lord using your werewolf powers and rescue the princess, you hold her close, then a few pictures showing things that happened earlier in the game cycle by...and then it's revealed that the events of the game were not real, but rather a movie that you were starring in. After this, we get a picture showing the cast in a bar, drinking and celebrating.

As my sister put it, "it ends with everybody celebrating at a bar. Sounds like a good ending to me"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 29, 2013, 12:35:14 am
This fucking riff, man. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX2KNyaoNV4)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 29, 2013, 04:58:03 pm
I liek. -w-

@pent: I lol'd. xD

I REALLY need to get started with the story on FF2. all this grinding has left one character with a level 7 spell and another with over 1000 hp. and I haven't even discovered the concept of bosses yet. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 29, 2013, 05:21:47 pm
Sounds like one coworker of mine with FF10. He said he'll often have his characters overpowered before the tutorial portion of the game is finished xD

So, I started on Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (Part of the HD Remix collection I bought). So far, aside from a higher resolution, it doesn't look that different than I remember it looking on PS2 (It's not a day-and-night type thing, like with Zelda: The Wind Waker HD), and I don't really like that they removed the option to navigate the side menu using the right stick (Using it for camera is fine when exploring, but in the heat of battle I'd like to be able to select a potion or spell without having to stop dead in my tracks to use the d-pad), but so far I'm enjoying it. Brings back memories of when I played this for the first time ages ago; hijacking borrowing my sister's PS2 while she was at work to play it >w>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 30, 2013, 01:24:50 am
STEAM SALE.  ARE YOU READY FOR A MIRACLE?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 01, 2013, 03:50:15 pm
MY SISTER SURE IS

finished my first chapter of the game! the boss was so easy it was laughable. did some exploring and ended up getting horribly lost for awhile. xD;

now, to screencap chapter 2 so I can advance. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 01, 2013, 03:56:14 pm
Cool :3
(Sounds like me with the last of the elemental dragons I could fight outside of the final boss' lair in FF6; I steamrolled it >:3)

Which, preparing my parties for the final boss. My main team is ready, while my secondary team is getting close.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 01, 2013, 04:54:59 pm
YOUR BODY IS READY
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 02, 2013, 08:04:26 pm
>signs into Steam to buy Half-Life 1 & 2 before the sale is up
>Sees The Stanley Parable is also on sale
>Wow I've wanted to play this, I'm going to have to buy this as wel- DAMMIT IT'S WINDOWS ONLY?!
>INDIE DEVELOPERS! I THOUGHT YOU WERE ON OUR SIDE!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 02, 2013, 08:54:57 pm
I know the feeling. I'd just use Linux Mint for everything these days, but given that game support isn't quite there yet, I'm sticking to Windows 7 on 2k
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 03, 2013, 04:53:50 am
Just wait for the SteamBox, and you'll have that in spades before you know it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 03, 2013, 10:58:40 am
@bells: thought you had a win laptop for circumstances such as these? :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 04, 2013, 03:09:59 am
She'd rather complain about the Windows hegemony.

I've actually got a successful survival map going in Minecraft now.  Time to build myself a mansion on my sky islands.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 06, 2013, 03:59:30 pm
So I played a bit of Saints Row IV, at the suggestion of my boss. I regret nothing; this game is awesome
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 06, 2013, 06:13:54 pm
Been playing lots of Pokemon X lately... so much ive neglected my ACNL town. ;w;
Poor Isabelle...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 07, 2013, 02:05:45 am
One of my coworkers and I plan to get the new Pokémon sometime next month, when he gets himself a 3DS. I'll get one version, he'll get the other, and we'll try to catch 'em all >:3

Might try to play more SR4 before I return it Monday. It was so satisfying in the previous mission, blowing shit up with a rocket launcher while happy, cheerful '50s sitcom music played in the background xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 07, 2013, 07:27:55 pm
Ha, I've seen that mission be LPed before and it's a hoot.  That walk.

I've got my mansion planned out; now I have to go into the freezing river to dig up more clay.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 08, 2013, 12:07:00 am
Indeed. I cracked up when I saw the walk xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 08, 2013, 10:55:58 am
gah, I want to play both of these. maybe I should just suck it up and make a steam.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 08, 2013, 12:41:33 pm
@Kari: You don't need a Steam account for Minecraft, so there's that :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on December 08, 2013, 03:13:13 pm
I have been playing so much sadsex lately.

ohno.wav
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 08, 2013, 06:23:48 pm
@pent: my sister was mentioning getting minecraft for the xbox so if she does i'ma commandeer the xbone and make an account for it. she says I can have the guest account but I want to see if I can has my own. >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 08, 2013, 10:06:48 pm
Cool. I'd like to get Minecraft eventually; IDK if I want PC or 360, though
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 09, 2013, 12:09:45 am
PC grants you access to mods, so if I were you i'd go for PC. but i'd also google it since you might be able to find a pro/con list. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 09, 2013, 12:11:33 am
Definitely go for PC. More portable in any case.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 09, 2013, 12:12:33 am
plus, fancy fancy mods. and I imagine there are more building tutorials, in case you get the urge to build a Trojan Pony.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 09, 2013, 12:16:37 am
Indeed. Plus, Stew and I can join up for adventures :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 09, 2013, 02:14:18 am
You definitely want it for PC, no real choice there.  Minecraft isn't Minecraft without mods.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 09, 2013, 02:42:09 pm
i'm willing to play in whatever context is granted to me so if I start off on xbob, I start off on xblah.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 09, 2013, 02:48:32 pm
Well, if you like it on Eggs-Box, you can always get it on PC at a later date and join me and Stew (Maybe Bella if we can rope her in) on wild adventures :3
(If I relocated to grandma's office, we could play and have a Skype call at the same time to provide voice chat >:3)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on December 09, 2013, 02:58:42 pm
The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft is actually quite nice. It runs at a full 60fps, and there's a disk AND download option.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 09, 2013, 03:00:08 pm
True. It's also about $8 cheaper than PC, which is tempting; even if PC's the better route >w>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 09, 2013, 08:18:41 pm
TOOOOOOOOORENT


btw, best idea ever. you, me, bells, stew, nej. we all get saints row on steam. BEST MINDFUCK GANG EVER? BEST MINDFUCK GANG EVER.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 09, 2013, 08:25:34 pm
Saints row -_-;

A bit too spazzy for my tastes, really.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 09, 2013, 08:46:14 pm
but that's the beauty of it. we'd be the perfect chaos team!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 09, 2013, 10:52:19 pm
Indeed. We could go on a rampage with Dubstep Guns >:3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 09, 2013, 11:40:49 pm
I want to find a character creator for saints row but all of them involve having a steam account. poopie. >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 09, 2013, 11:59:56 pm
Mmm :\

My character is a guy with a Bert Reynolds mustache and a giant dark blue afro xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 10, 2013, 01:46:00 am
so.....Freddie mercury meets pedoclown?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 10, 2013, 01:49:36 am
Yeees -w-;

The character creator offers quite a a bit of freedom; including options for the voice\personality of your character
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 10, 2013, 02:27:39 am
*jerry-rigs Brooklyn and/or boston accent*
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 10, 2013, 05:20:46 pm
Nintendo pushed the miiverse update for 3DS, so i've been posting doodles in some boards. I really like it. And it has pretty music -w-

[spoiler=Here's a few samples of my posts:
]
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 10, 2013, 06:03:41 pm
my body is ready
lolwut
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 10, 2013, 06:09:31 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 10, 2013, 06:03:41 pm
my body is ready
lolwut


A meme (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/my-body-is-ready) that started with an E3 presentation where Reggie Fils-Aime said "My Body Is Ready" in response to Wii Fit. It got popular and spread around the web. I posted that doodle of him in the Smash Bros board because he joked on twitter that if enough people wanted it, he'd be in the next Smash Bros. His final attack would be the "My Body Is Ready" Slam
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 10, 2013, 10:36:34 pm
Best Skyrim mod ever (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=201861191)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 11, 2013, 02:02:01 am
Quote from: DustiiWolf on December 10, 2013, 06:09:31 pm
A meme (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/my-body-is-ready) that started with an E3 presentation where Reggie Fils-Aime said "My Body Is Ready" in response to Wii Fit. It got popular and spread around the web. I posted that doodle of him in the Smash Bros board because he joked on twitter that if enough people wanted it, he'd be in the next Smash Bros. His final attack would be the "My Body Is Ready" Slam


I wasn't asking what it was
I was saying that in response to you saying it at all, given the HOMOLUST CHALLENGE GENERATOR that we here at OSC all know and love.

i mean, dude, I started a thread called IS YOUR BODY READY 2 years ago. :\  (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1527.0.html)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 11, 2013, 12:29:55 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 11, 2013, 02:02:01 am
I wasn't asking what it was
I was saying that in response to you saying it at all, given the HOMOLUST CHALLENGE GENERATOR that we here at OSC all know and love.

i mean, dude, I started a thread called IS YOUR BODY READY 2 years ago. :\  (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1527.0.html)


oh. I was unaware of this. ...dont I look silly
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 11, 2013, 02:14:46 pm
a bit, yes. =w=;;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 12, 2013, 10:53:22 am
Long Live the Queen, a game about a cute princess leading up to her coronation as Queen?


NO

JUST A SADISTIC PRINCESS DEATH SIMULATOR.


"Nintendo Hard: Unless you're using a walkthrough, Elodie will die. Repeatedly." -TVTropes
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 12, 2013, 07:12:41 pm
what system is this for :000
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 12, 2013, 07:20:36 pm
Windows. Just downloaded it. EXPECTANT AS FAWK
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 12, 2013, 07:24:00 pm
wait
wait
wait


are you srs
dis is windoges

IS IT FREE
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 12, 2013, 07:30:48 pm
I must play this *w*
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 12, 2013, 08:26:24 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 12, 2013, 07:24:00 pm
wait
wait
wait


are you srs
dis is windoges

IS IT FREE


$10 when I looked it up, unless there's somewhere else to get it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 12, 2013, 10:04:33 pm
There's always somewhere, my friend. :)

Cleared it! Not 100% of course, but I went for the SUPAR MAGICAL WARRIOR route and chopped heads like a boss. Because politics is for pussies.

Long live the queen!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 12, 2013, 11:26:03 pm
mashtur ;^;

share with your minion your torrent links ;^;

please, lest your helper starve ;^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 12, 2013, 11:30:03 pm
@Nej: Pass my way, as well? :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 13, 2013, 12:59:32 am
Now, now, fellows. Do me at least the courtesy of looking for yourselves, first. It is literally the first thing you find if you just search for Long Live The Queen @tpb.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 13, 2013, 01:56:48 am
Built a snowman in ACNL and drafted some Miiverse posts. The snowman looks a bit like Wario....
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 13, 2013, 01:57:00 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 12, 2013, 07:24:00 pm
are you srs
dis is windoges


Well, if I'm playing it, that's obviously not all. It's for Mac as well as windows and Linux.

If you're a Pirate everything's free, but even after a small amount of gameplay, this game was so entertaining that I bought it on Steam after pirating it.

On my playthrough I was a nice, social Queen who shunned the dangerous magics that her mother supposedly dies to. I lower taxes using my economic knowledge and do all sorts of nice things and am beloved by my people. Unfortunately by the end of the story I was forced to make a deal with a foreign nation due to my weak military and my father ends up dead. At least the epilogue states my Queen had a long happy life and was a very popular and just ruler?
I bet I can replay it and save my father...


If you want some interesting things, it's possible to be a lesbian in this game and marry a woman. There are also two dukes that are implied to be a gay couple.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 13, 2013, 02:54:31 am
I honestly found it entertaining, but not much more; I'd maybe warrant a purchase if it was a bit longer, but only 40 turns - that set limit as well - is a bit lackluster for me since I've grown used to the vastly deeper gameplay of Sengoku Rance, where every turn is considerably much longer and richer in character interaction, and even short games usually go over 80 turns. Don't think I'll be taking any more playthroughs on it, in all honesty.

Also, Rance is a LOT more hilarious to play, if only for the absurd shit the guy pulls all the time. Crazy gai, dat one.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2013, 03:11:28 am
but just think, that's part of the challenge! >:3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 13, 2013, 05:49:23 am
[spoiler][/spoiler] Pic

Invading army? np, I'll make it leave with my unnatural amounts of NICE, LOVE AND PEACE.

Apparently a 'good' nice Queen ending is so hard that it unlocks an achievement. And yes my dad didn't die this time.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 13, 2013, 10:49:12 am
I thought my ending was pretty good though. Even got my lesbian magic tutor together with her girl and everything.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2013, 01:52:55 pm
LESBIAN MAGIC TUTORRRR
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 13, 2013, 09:52:46 pm
Installing this on Atera (AKA Crapsung the Tablet). One of the ups of an x86 Windows Tablet. :)




EDIT: Awww... It wont run. I got it from the first item in the torrent search on TPB, but it always crashes, even when ran in compatibility mode.... gonna try reinstalling.




EDIT: This was in the game's log file -
[spoiler=Log File A]
QuoteFri Dec 13 21:24:37 2013
Windows-post2008Server-6.2.9200
Ren'Py 6.12.2.1531


Exception: 'module' object has no attribute 'uname'

Windowed mode.
Screen sizes: virtual=(1024, 600) physical=(1024, 600)
Vendor: 'Intel Corporation'
Renderer: 'Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series'
Version: '2.1'
Display Info: <VideoInfo(hw = 0, wm = 1,video_mem = 0
        blit_hw = 0, blit_hw_CC = 0, blit_hw_A = 0,
        blit_sw = 0, blit_sw_CC = 0, blit_sw_A = 0,
        bitsize  = 32, bytesize = 4,
        masks =  (16711680, 65280, 255, 0),
        shifts = (16, 8, 0, 0),
        losses =  (0, 0, 0, 8),
        current_w = 1366, current_h = 768
>

Extensions:
   
    GL_ARB_color_buffer_float
    GL_ARB_depth_texture
    GL_ARB_draw_buffers
    GL_ARB_fragment_program
    GL_ARB_fragment_shader
    GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    GL_ARB_half_float_pixel
    GL_ARB_multisample
    GL_ARB_multitexture
    GL_ARB_occlusion_query
    GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object
    GL_ARB_point_parameters
    GL_ARB_point_sprite
    GL_ARB_shader_objects
    GL_ARB_shading_language_100
    GL_ARB_shadow
    GL_ARB_shadow_ambient
    GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp
    GL_ARB_texture_compression
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map
    GL_ARB_texture_env_add
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine
    GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar
    GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3
    GL_ARB_texture_float
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat
    GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix
    GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object
    GL_ARB_vertex_program
    GL_ARB_vertex_shader
    GL_ARB_window_pos
    GL_EXT_abgr
    GL_EXT_bgra
    GL_EXT_blend_color
    GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate
    GL_EXT_blend_func_separate
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax
    GL_EXT_blend_subtract
    GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements
    GL_EXT_fog_coord
    GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit
    GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
    GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays
    GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil
    GL_EXT_packed_pixels
    GL_EXT_rescale_normal
    GL_EXT_secondary_color
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color
    GL_EXT_shadow_funcs
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side
    GL_EXT_stencil_wrap
    GL_EXT_texture3D
    GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc
    GL_EXT_texture_cube_map
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp
    GL_EXT_texture_env_add
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
    GL_EXT_texture_object
    GL_EXT_vertex_array
    GL_IMG_texture_compression_pvrtc
    GL_NV_blend_square
    GL_NV_texgen_reflection
    GL_S3_s3tc
    GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap
    WGL_ARB_extensions_string
    WGL_EXT
[/spoiler]

Anyone know what it means?




EDIT: This was in the log file under the "game" subfolder -
[spoiler=Log File B]
QuoteTraceback (most recent call last):
  File "renpy.py", line 24, in <module>
ImportError: No module named os
[/spoiler]

Any Help?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2013, 11:32:51 pm
um.....maybe because it's likely not made for tablets...?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 13, 2013, 11:56:28 pm
I wanted that game so hard, then I didn't get it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 12:25:14 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2013, 11:32:51 pm
um.....maybe because it's likely not made for tablets...?


Its running x86 Windows. It's not like they can tell. It's no different then a laptop, only no keyboard and a touchscreen.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 01:17:17 am
.....dude. not. for. tablet.


if the hardware doesn't match, the software doesn't matter~
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 01:47:28 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 01:17:17 am
.....dude. not. for. tablet.


if the hardware doesn't match, the software doesn't matter~


Dude(tte). No. Different. Than. Laptop. It's got (slightly above) netbook-level pc internals.

Ivy Bridge Atom Z2760 1.8GHz Dual Core CPU
2GB Ram
Intel GMA Integrated Graphics
Windows 8.1 x86 32bit

Minimum Game Requirements?
Windows 2000
1.2GHz
256MB Ram

Hardware more than matches.

It may be something about 8 though. However, if so, then Compatibility Mode should of worked. It may be that the engine it uses just refuses to work on 8.x (I've played other visual novels just fine on this, so i know it supports some visual novels...)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 14, 2013, 03:04:40 am
The only one on TPB that works reliably is the GOG one, the other one just constantly crashes.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 03:23:56 am
Quote from: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 01:47:28 am
Dude(tte).
.,.....
It may be something about 8 though.


NEVER use the word dudette again. it's a sin against nature. dude is unisex.

unless a program specifies that it is 8-compatible, I assume it's not. no matter how much you try to say otherwise, it's too different, even with the desktop shell.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2013, 03:25:35 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 03:23:56 am
NEVER use the word dudette again. it's a sin against nature. dude is unisex.

Or as I'd put it; being a woman (or whatever else for that matter) doesn't make you any less of a man.

The GoG is the one you want, ye. As for compatibility issues my bet is on 8 fucking things up again. Which sadly is quite often the case with that OS...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 03:37:14 am
as I said, it's too radical a shift for it to be *automagically* considered compatible. it's like assuming that a program made for 3.1 will be automatically compatible with 7. compatibility mode can only do so much, dude. it took me almost an hour once to get something from 95 to work on 7, and even with that it was glitchy. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 03:55:27 am
Not necessarily. Even though 8 is radically different GUI wise, the backend as well as the desktop is basically like a more efficient Windows 7. Most software designed for seven supports windows 8. However, games like this are apparently built for windows 2000, and merely support or are compatible with Windows 7. So, essentially, if its built for seven, it works in 8, but if it "supports" 7, there's no guarantee it works in 8.

and I do know Compatibility Mode doesn't fix everything. I had one game that used an ancient media center codec once that refused to install. But for a visual novel like this one wouldn't think it'd be that drastically different in requirements between 8 & 7...

also, what gog link? The one I got was from "foxy games". Also, the demo crashes too.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 14, 2013, 04:20:27 am
Well then it does sound like it doesn't like where it is as the demo works fine.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 14, 2013, 10:01:04 am
It may be compatibility issues with something hardware level.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 10:38:58 am
Quote from: PentiumMMX on December 14, 2013, 10:01:04 am
It may be compatibility issues with something hardware level.


THANKYOU, YOU ARE A BROSPLODING BROCANO FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH THE FIREY PASSION OF BROS
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 14, 2013, 10:42:51 am
No problem :3

I mean, it could be the GPU for all we know. I know I've had some funky issues out of those in the past (The one in PentiumMMX the Laptop was horrid; so many strange compatibility issues with games you wouldn't expect it to have an issue with, like a Mahjong game my sister bought)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 11:20:47 am
and I mean, try as you might to deny it, it's because IT'S A TABLET. or at least that could be a factor. because 13 years ago, the word "tablet" in the computer world meant this:

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 01:21:25 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 11:20:47 am
and I mean, try as you might to deny it, it's because IT'S A TABLET. or at least that could be a factor. because 13 years ago, the word "tablet" in the computer world meant this:




The fact that its a tablet PC is hardly the issue. There's laptops with some of the same hardware, and tablets like the surface pro share the same internals as the Macbook Air (as well as one ups it in places too.)

I could believe it is the Intel GMA integrated graphics though. Or it could just be Windows 8.

Anyone know if it requires anything like Direct X 9 or older versions of .NET or any other Microsoft runtime like that? I do know that Atera doesn't have those installed, but I could if necessary.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 14, 2013, 01:29:35 pm
If it's designed for Windows 2000 like you mentioned, than I'd imagine it requires DirectX 9; as DX10 was only for Vista and newer
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 01:40:31 pm
That makes sense. It didn't list direct X in the requirements, and it does have mac and Linux versions, so I assumed it didn't need anything like that, but I suppose the windows version may rely on something like direct X. I'll install DX9 and see if it works.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 02:12:15 pm
if you're having trouble, and you REALLY want to play it, make your 'computer' as much like windows 2000 as possible. drivers, programs, etc.

(also, because I anticipate backlash, I put computer in quotes because you're not TECHNICALLY using a computer, you're using a tablet.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 03:37:47 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 02:12:15 pm
if you're having trouble, and you REALLY want to play it, make your 'computer' as much like windows 2000 as possible. drivers, programs, etc.

(also, because I anticipate backlash, I put computer in quotes because you're not TECHNICALLY using a computer, you're using a tablet.)


That could end badly, but i could always reinstall virtualbox and run 2k in a vm.

And, off-topic, but modern day tablets can also be computers. Windows RT, iOS, and Android devices are not, but x86 & x64 Windows tablets are computers. Atera, if i bought the keyboard "dock", it turns into a laptop (aka: a hybrid device).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 14, 2013, 04:55:26 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on December 14, 2013, 01:29:35 pm
If it's designed for Windows 2000 like you mentioned, than I'd imagine it requires DirectX 9; as DX10 was only for Vista and newer


I just googled Long Live The Queen and it's a 2012 release, so I can't imagine it was developed on / for Windows 2000.

Maybe it's a problem with that particular torrent? Or the hardware? Do you have access to another computer you can try installing it on to see if it works or not? If it doesn't work on another computer, then it's a software issue, if it does, there's an incompatibility with your tablet, easy-peasy.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 14, 2013, 05:38:58 pm
Mmm. According to Steam, the oldest OS it'll run on is XP; which would also make it DirectX 9, as DX10 was for Vista and newer
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 06:17:05 pm
Quote from: Bella on December 14, 2013, 04:55:26 pm
I just googled Long Live The Queen and it's a 2012 release, so I can't imagine it was developed on / for Windows 2000.

Maybe it's a problem with that particular torrent? Or the hardware? Do you have access to another computer you can try installing it on to see if it works or not? If it doesn't work on another computer, then it's a software issue, if it does, there's an incompatibility with your tablet, easy-peasy.


I tried installing DX9(? It was "DirectX June 2010"), and used the GOG torrent this time. Still no go. Also, from http://hanakogames.com/llq.shtml (http://hanakogames.com/llq.shtml):

QuoteSystem Requirements

Windows version:2000/XP/VISTA/7
CPU 1.2 Ghz - 256 MB RAM

Macintosh version: OS X 10.4 or higher
Universal Binary - runs on Intel and Power PC Macs

Linux version: x86 or compatible processor


It lists 2K on the homepage for the game. It's possible that the game engine just doesnt work with windows 8, since the error from the old install's log was:

QuoteTraceback (most recent call last):
  File "renpy.py", line 24, in <module>
ImportError: No module named os


Which makes it seem like RenPy (the game's engine) just doesn't like Windows 8....

It's possible the paid steam version would work, but i'm broke and dont have steam anyways (and if it didn't, i'd lose my money.)




EDIT: seems like its a graphics driver issue and Ren'Py. http://academagia.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=2774 (http://academagia.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=2774) My tablets graphics driver was updated (which fixed an awful bug causing a delay ẃhen waking), but it appears, if it's like the bug the other user had with a Ren'py game, the new drivers cause problems....




EDIT: Yep. Its GMA. Event Viewer shows the faulting module as idgodl32.dll, which is part of my graphics driver.... damnit Intel... first your drivers screw up in 8.1, then they don't work with Ren'Py....




EDIT: The exit code is 0xc0000005, which appears upon googling binging to be an access violation....
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2013, 06:46:50 pm
Probably a Ren'Py issue. I don't know the age of that engine, but it sure isn't all too recent iirc.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 06:55:06 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2013, 06:46:50 pm
Probably a Ren'Py issue. I don't know the age of that engine, but it sure isn't all too recent iirc.


Actually, it's last update was last month.

It appears AMD had issues with AMD/ATI cards doing this at one point in Ren'Py games, and only after numerous reports from gamers did AMD release updated graphics drivers. However, for this to happen before makes me think theres something wrong with Ren'Py that the creators haven't noticed....




EDIT: HUZZAH! it works. Found documentation about Ren'Py graphics issues, and it said to hold shift + g upon load to access the graphics accelerator menu. The newer Ren'Py makes use of hardware acceleration, and some graphics cards have problems with it, so switching to software acceleration can fix it. And it did!

oddly, Ren'Py can't even detect Direct X on my pc. Only options Were software and Open GL




Update: Wow. Passing tests are hard. I've already missed a lot, and she's never in the proper mood for royal classes...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 14, 2013, 11:17:57 pm
Ren'Py's an old system but it's very easy to use once you get the hang of it. it even has a built-in tutorial VN, making things even easier. all you need to do is find a list of python commands and you're golden. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2013, 11:36:34 pm
Quote from: DustiiWolf on December 14, 2013, 06:55:06 pm
Update: Wow. Passing tests are hard. I've already missed a lot, and she's never in the proper mood for royal classes...
I recommend evening out your moods as much as possible early on, and alternating between Cheerful/Angry/Willful as needed. The last one is particularly useful as it gives you a bonus to Lumen, letting you learn magic stuff much easier; the additional Military and Intrigue bonuses are also quite handy, and the lack of any penalties in the physical department makes it all the more easy on you. A good opener is to max out Economy until you have over 60 Accounting so you can access the Lumen crystal; it also helps later on with the taxes and stuff, and unlocks additional weekend options. If possible do this before going too deep into Willful moods, as it gives a massive penalty to Economy classes. Other than that, alternate as needed between Cheerful and Angry and you have all the skills covered with minimal pains and at least neutral bonus value. Royal Demeanor is a big hassle if only because it's hampered by ALL moods except Cheerful/Pressured (neutral) and Yielding (+1); juggling them is hard if you want optimal, so it's usually best to go for neutral and let the stacking bonuses deal with the rest.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 15, 2013, 12:34:38 am
I just downloaded that game. Will try out later :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 15, 2013, 12:45:53 am
i'll likely jump on the bandwagon post-xmas. it feels sorta pointless to install a game when i'm going to reformat in less than 2 weeks. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 15, 2013, 05:08:42 pm
So I've begun playing Half-Life, a.k.a [INCOHERENT SCREAMING NOISES AT HEADCRABS], a.k.a Now Aperture Science Doesn't Seem So Hilariously Mismanaged: The Game. 
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 15, 2013, 05:42:27 pm
@Bella: Half-Life was good. I played it a few years back (Although I need to get back to the 2nd one, but given how much the 3rd game keeps being delayed...I have plenty of time to catch up -w-; )

So, now I've started playing Long Live The Queen, and...

...this is probably what I'd be like if I were a princess; very snarky about everything -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 15, 2013, 08:35:14 pm
I like er'. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 15, 2013, 09:44:25 pm
Somebody has a low court manners skill!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 15, 2013, 09:56:36 pm
Quote from: Krizonar on December 15, 2013, 09:44:25 pm
Somebody has a low court manners skill!


Or low flattery skills...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 15, 2013, 10:01:59 pm
or she's just going for the MAXIMUM BADASS route.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 15, 2013, 10:04:09 pm
I meant it more humorously as it's so rude, but yes, that is what you get for that dialogue option when your flattery skill is low.
It's far funnier than when it's high though.
Fortunately for her my composure skill was high enough to give her a fake nice greeting.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 15, 2013, 10:10:20 pm
Mmm :3

Amazingly, I haven't died yet. I was injured once, and dodged a flying arrow, but I haven't actually died yet >:3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 15, 2013, 10:57:39 pm
be careful you don't catch the diarrhea and die. that's how things worked back then. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: DustiiWolf on December 16, 2013, 12:19:00 am
Elodie, the ring master




EDIT: I rage quit last night. I died so many times.

[spoiler]I tried to win the magical girl fight with the king invading the place. I finally had strong enough lumen skills after a few failed attempts, and was given the option of a sword attack or distraction. Problem was I wasn't skilled enough for either. So I go back, do nothing but lumen and swords, and what do you know, last time I did a miniscule amount of training in meditation which saved me from a power draining attack. But since I had to focus on swords, I didn't this time and I died. This game is almost unwinnable. ;-; Shall try again tonight.[/spoiler]




UPDATE: FINALLY Beat it. Didnt get the perfect ending, but elodie defeated Sanjia(?) with a hard earned victory, was wise, and brought upon a revolution with the printing press, and Nova was prosperous.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 16, 2013, 06:26:44 pm
Got up to Week 33 or so when I finally hit a point where I simply couldn't survive past. I might start over from the beginning soon
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2013, 03:52:26 pm
ey guys, check this out, looks pretty cool. :0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Among_the_Sleep
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 20, 2013, 03:58:37 pm
Interesting. I have to say, there are a lot of cool indie games coming out; like A Hat in Time
(Which I need to tell some of my coworkers about)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2013, 05:43:30 pm
or that one we saw during the DC livestream. I think it was called rain. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 20, 2013, 06:51:43 pm
So Square Enix is absolutely destroying my patience to the brink and I have never been so frustrated with just attempting to get a game to start up.

After searching the FFXIV forums, reddit and Google for a solution to the client updating error that I was getting and not a single one of them working for me I contacted the Live support online which was nice enough.

The first time:
Did you port forward?
My router does that automaticly
Go do it manually with these 8 different ports [insert 8 different port numbers]

The second time:
I tried to port forward, didn't work what now?
Uninstall the game, use this client download [insert link to official website download link], use CCleaner, delete anything related to FFXIV and re-install.
Okay.
Also disable the firewall on your router. (lel nope not going to happen buddy.)

The third time:
This is getting ridiculous, what now?
Have your tried [insert list of every single last thing I have already attempted]?
Yea.
Possibly could be your connection.
ME: After a couple of hours of attempting to fix this by myself and with this live support I can probably conclude it is one of two things,
Either your client is the worst client I have ever had to work with and its just incappable of connecting to the servers correctly to grab the update
or
Your servers are literally cardboard boxes in a shed in the middle of Idaho.

After some time he ends up pinging my connection and routing my IP to see if it is in fact my connection, it wasn't.

Support dude: Okay now we have to do this: Uninstall and re-install Windows.

After that I exploded because he said that if that didn't work then we would have to "Take it to the next stage" and when I asked him what that was he just answered me with a "I don't know until you try a reformat"


In the end, GUESS WHO JUST REFORMATTED THEIR COMPUTER!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 20, 2013, 07:54:12 pm
@Kraus: Shiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttt. 0____0

>Logs into Steam
>Holiday Sale
>Mirrors Edge is on sale
>Oh cool I wonder if there's a Mac versi-
>Okay no, there isn't, well, I kind of expected that
>Stanley Parable is /also/ on sale again
>AND THERE'S A MAC VERSION NOW?!
>It's only for OSX 10.8+
>MRW

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 20, 2013, 08:15:12 pm
@bella: Well, what version of OSX are you running, if its an upgrade that is needed I'm pretty sure Apple did get the only thing right price wise is the upgrade fee. I think to update to the latest its free for OSX right?

Also, I attempted to install FFXIV on my lil brothers computer to see if it would work on there. NOPE.

Going to give it a try on my laptop just for giggles while I'm still waiting for my main computer to finish grabbing all its hardware and software updates.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 20, 2013, 08:16:08 pm
Touhou Labyrinth...
2.

My yule is officially fukt

ALSO: Just watched the Battle of the Atlantic/NA LCS Promotion stream. Happy to report my EU homeboiz made me proud in both matches: Aranae screaming his Team Alternate 2-0 against CLG, and the pond-hopping half of Evil Geniuses laying the smackdown on DTG in the promotions. EG in the NA LCS as well as Bjergerking in TSM means I have 2 teams from home invading murrican turf...and going strong as fuck while doing it. I like.

Of course, EU LCS looks to be just as exciting as ever, with the new Copenhagen Wolves lineup as well as Fnatic with Rekkles in it...

LET'S MAKE 2014 THE YEAR WE KICKED THE KOREANS' ASSES, OKAY GUYS
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 20, 2013, 08:28:16 pm
@nejin:

GOOK SLAYERZ

http://eyosongive.us/azubuslayerspart2.html
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 20, 2013, 08:43:22 pm
@Kari: Indeed :3

@Kraus: Wow. I think if I get FF14, I'll just get it for PS3 .___.;
Also, Bella uses OSX Snow Leopard
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 20, 2013, 08:47:12 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on December 20, 2013, 08:43:22 pm

@Kraus: Wow. I think if I get FF14, I'll just get it for PS3 .___.;
Also, Bella uses OSX Snow Leopard


The problem also is on the PS3 so there is really no escaping it.

IT DOWNLOADED IT HALF WAY ON MY LAPTOP UNTIL THE ERROR CAME UP.

IS DER HOPE?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 20, 2013, 09:08:06 pm
Sounds like my problems with Super Smash Bros. Brawl's online; which has never worked in my experience :\

Hopefully FF14 will work soon. I know my bro-in-law had some issues downloading the updates, but IDK how he fixed it
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 20, 2013, 09:39:55 pm
This is me right now, right after the update failing right after reformatting everything...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWfK5JyD2bA

Holy shit Square Enix you have really fucked up this time



Update: IT WORKS, I DON'T KNOW HOW OR WHY BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE MAGIC CARDBOARD SERVERS IN A SHED IN IDAHO WORK ONLY AT 2 AM EST!

I'M LIVING IN THE DATABASE NOW

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 21, 2013, 10:41:43 am
I......what? pumpkin servers that MAGICALLY become carriages at 2am...?

well, either way, i'm happy for you. :\

@bells: sucks balls, too bad you can't emulate something. and was I mistaken in thinking you have a win computer lying around somewhere...?

@nej: good. that will distract you while your gift gets finished and then set aloft on the breeze.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 21, 2013, 02:14:35 pm
@K: I will be waiting patiently, don't you worry :)

@Battle of the Atlantic: Are you guys ready to get trashed by the Thresh Prince of Armenia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eoG7FBobBo)?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 21, 2013, 02:16:42 pm
I lol'd. and your card will be done today. due to budget constraints, the soonest I can get it out is the 26th, but it's basically done.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 21, 2013, 04:20:35 pm
Wow.
Wow. Such based game
>AMUMU SUPPORT
>WARWICK FUCKING WARWICK
>Dfg Elise jungle
>RABADONS SHYVANA
Gambit just took their big russian dicks and stuck them all up the metagame's asshole at the same time. NA cried, "pls no". And Gambit smiled, and said: "да."
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 21, 2013, 06:14:27 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on December 21, 2013, 04:20:35 pm
Wow.
Wow. Such based game
>AMUMU SUPPORT
>WARWICK FUCKING WARWICK
>Dfg Elise jungle
>RABADONS SHYVANA
Gambit just took their big russian dicks and stuck them all up the metagame's asshole at the same time. NA cried, "pls no". And Gambit smiled, and said: "да."


http://eyosongive.us/azubuslayers.html
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 26, 2013, 10:50:43 am
For the first time in recorded human history, I got exactly what I wanted from a crate.  Strange Festive Black Box.  I'm sorry for everything I've ever said about you Robin, Gaben, and co.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 26, 2013, 11:48:31 am
Cool. I downloaded Left 4 Dead 2 while it was available for free -w-
(Wanted to get Skyrim while it was on sale for $8, but I didn't have enough :\ )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 26, 2013, 06:06:10 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on December 26, 2013, 10:50:43 am
For the first time in recorded human history, I got exactly what I wanted from a crate.  Strange Festive Black Box.  I'm sorry for everything I've ever said about you Robin, Gaben, and co.


I want a Festive weapon. ;___;

But i don't know if i want to spend $2.50 for it. : |
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 27, 2013, 10:06:54 am
Do you just want me to trade to get you one?  They usually only cost a few ref maybe.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 28, 2013, 04:55:58 pm
Interesting useless knowledge: PS3 looks better over composite video than Xbox 360. PS3's image is still sharp even on this 10+ year old CRT I have on my desk, while my 360 is a bit fuzzy (Which makes playing anything aside from Scott Pilgrim, Banjo-Kazooie, or original Xbox games, a challenge)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 28, 2013, 05:09:58 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on December 27, 2013, 10:06:54 am
Do you just want me to trade to get you one?  They usually only cost a few ref maybe.


Ooh, sure!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on December 29, 2013, 07:05:01 pm
Been playing alot of Moemon Emerald lately.
[spoiler][/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 03, 2014, 01:36:18 pm
[spoiler=My PlayStation games]PS1:
- Bust-A-Move '99
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
- Crash Bandicoot
- Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
- Digimon World 3
- Final Fantasy Chronicles (FF4, Chrono Trigger)
- Final Fantasy Anthology (FF5, FF6)
- Final Fantasy VII
- Final Fantasy IX
- Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete
- Mega Man Legends
- Mega Man X4
- Misadventures of Tron Bonne
- Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
- Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
- Thousand Arms
- Tobal No. 1

PS2:
- Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
- Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
- Crash TwinSanity
- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
- Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- GrimGrimoire
- .hack//Infection
- .hack//Mutation
- .hack//Outbreak
- .hack//Quarantine
- Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
- Katamari Demacy
- Legend of Kay
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
- Metal Slug 4 & 5
- Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles
- Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga I
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
- Silent Hill 2
- Silent Hill 3
- Silent Hill 4: The Room
- Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
- Super Bust-A-Move
- Star Wars Racer: Revenge
- Stretch Panic

PS3:
- 3D Dot Game Heroes
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
- Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
- Disgaea 4: A Promice Unforgotten
- Eternal Sonata
- Hyperdimension Neptunia
- Hyperdimension Neptinua Mk2
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Collector's Edition)
- Persona 4 Arena
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

PSP:
- Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
- Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
- Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
- Persona
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin
- Persona 3 Portable[/spoiler]

There's also some games I have downloaded from PSN, but I can't remember all of them off the top of my head. There also might be a handful of PS1 games I'm forgetting about (Disc only games that are floating around somewhere, as well as ancient demo discs)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 08, 2014, 07:02:28 am


okay.jpg
I guess I'll have to pipe in.

EDIT:
>dat 21gb download
MY LITTLE SHIGGY CAN'T BE THIS DIGGY
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 09, 2014, 02:30:53 am
Because I've played around with some Mario 64 ROM hacks, I decided to share my experience with two of them here; one of which I did mention in the past:

- Kaizo Mario 64
This is the the N64-based sequel to the infamously hard Kaizo Mario World ROM hack; which is known for it's downright insane level layouts with plenty of traps to keep you on your toes. This recreates the feel of that in a 3D world; just getting into the castle at the start of the game is a puzzle in and of itself, and it only gets harder from there. It's a pain, and will result in you abusing your emulator's save state feature to make it through some of the crazier moments (The Bowser levels, for instance), but successfully obtaining a star after a long struggle is quite satisfying. The only real flaw is more just a flaw of Super Mario 64 as a whole; the camera control is a bit awkward, which worked fine for the most part in the original game but can make an already difficult segment in this even harder. All in all, I'd suggest checking it out if you want a challenge.

- Super Mario: Star Road
This is one of the most elaborate N64 ROM hacks I've ever encountered; the hub world is completely redesigned, the game has all-new levels with new challenges to complete, and it even has some new music as well, mostly SM64-style renditions of music from other games (For instance, the file select screen uses a level theme from Super Mario Galaxy). The levels in this game are very large and elaborate; rivaling the first 2 Banjo-Kazooie games in scope, which makes for a great game. The only real fault I have, much like Kaizo Mario 64, stems from the way the camera controls were designed in the original Super Mario 64; while it worked well for how the levels in SM64 were designed, it was obviously not designed with levels as big and elaborate as this in mind; even with use of the required Gameshark codes to change the camera orientation, it's still very rough in certain levels. Still, it's a very ambitious project that's only held back by the limitations of the game they used as a base; it's worth a look if only to see how much attention to detail they gave this and for being probably the closest we'll ever get to Super Mario 64 II.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 09, 2014, 01:35:40 pm
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
SHAQ FU IS GETTING A SEQUAL


http://www.vg247.com/2014/01/09/shaq-fu-sequel-coming-soon-graphics-look-crazy-says-shaquille-o'neal/
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on January 09, 2014, 02:11:52 pm
I got invited to ESO as well.
Ignored it cuz they keep spamming invites on me even though I am a Mac tester and only windows testing is open atm lol

Besides, couldn't hear them anyway over Ascred4 open pirate world.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 09, 2014, 02:59:12 pm
Just walked back up to Crazy Taxi for the first time in like eight months and S ranked right off the bat.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 09, 2014, 04:09:34 pm
@Kriz: One of my friends got invited to ESO...and then his laptop died on him before he could install it

@Stew: Cool. Never actually played Crazy Taxi, even though everybody says it's one of the best Dreamcast games -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 10, 2014, 12:04:45 am
It's one of the best arcade games ever.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 12, 2014, 09:27:23 pm
Mmm :3

So, I beat FF6 before I left for work; making it the 2nd FF game I've beaten and the 1st I didn't find myself painted into a corner where I absolutely had to use Gameshark or start over from the beginning -w-;

[spoiler=Final Fantasy VI]After spending the past several months training my characters, because of falling face-first into a beginner's trap: you really need to keep all of your characters well equipped and it also helps to have them know a large variety of magic to help survive Kefka's Tower. I didn't do this, unfortunately; I had my party set in stone for the final battle, and didn't realize I was going to need everyone. With that out of the way, I attempted to obtain more Ribbons, but after struggling to find the one enemy that has it, and then having said enemy rip me a new one while I try futility to steal from it, I finally reached the most glorious point of "fuck this; I'm charging into Kefka's tower now".

Although I had to micromanage 3 parties as I made my way through, it wasn't quite as tedious as the Phoenix Cave earlier in the game, and I never quite felt like I was completely screwed like in the Northern Cave in FF7 (Thanks in part to the save point glitch, which comes into play when controlling multiple parties; allowing me to save or use a tent anywhere with my other groups, so long as one of them stays on a save point. As a result, I could always keep my party well healed). Once I made it through and beat the first set of bosses (Including the Guardian; which was so satisfying being able to kick its ass after having to run in fear of it earlier in the game because it was too powerful), I reached Kefka himself. After the speech delivered by him, followed by the speech delivered by everyone in my parties, I set the queue for my characters and engaged him in battle.

First off, I must say that Laughing Mad is a fantastic final boss theme; the fact it changes the further you progress into the fight makes it that much better. Also, the setup with you slowly working your way up from a base with a lot of heads on up to Kefka himself reminds me of the second fight with Gideon Graves in the Scott Pilgrim game; which was an obvious homage to Final Fantasy.

As for how the fight went down, my initial party was Penti (Terra), Vester (Mog), Kari (Relm), and Clone (Sabin). Clone was the only one I wasn't doing much magic with; I had him setup as a berzerker, where I simply selected the Attack option in the menu and he'd attack every single on-screen enemy multiple times in a single turn. Penti and Kari focused on dishing out Ultima over and over, while Vester primarily focused on healing everyone. I made it through the first 2 tiers easily, but unfortunately, the 3rd took out Penti and Clone as it was defeated; resulting in Bella (Celes) and Stew (Locke) having to jump in to aid Kari and Vester in taking on the final tier of the battle (That being Kefka himself).

Stew was setup about as usual (Nothing really special with his equipment, beyond really good armor), while I made one unique change to Bella's equipment; giving her an item that allows her to double-cast magic in a single turn. This proved to be invaluable; as I could have her heal the group when needed while still attacking, and double-tap with Ultima the rest of the time. Surprisingly, the fight didn't feel near as long as Sephiroth; maybe that's partially due to the noticible lack of a special attack that plays an unskippable 3-minute long animation every single time its used. In fact, I only saw him use Forsaken, his equivalent to Sephiroth's Supernova, once in the entire battle. Once I got in the final blow and he began to dissolve, I felt satisfied.

The ending was nice, although long; it ran for a good 30 minutes as it tied off several loose ends. It was a very satisfying ending; one that you can look at and not think "what this really needs is a sequel movie, that makes little sense with what's established in the original game, has multiple instances of character derailment, and is only worth watching for a really over-the-top fight scene right at the end".

In closing, great game; highly recommend it.[/spoiler]

Next up, I might setup my PS2 again and attempt to finish .hack...after I test the copy of Mischief Makers that just came in
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 13, 2014, 03:00:12 am
Update: Still never played a Final Fantasy game and no one can make me.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 13, 2014, 11:40:37 am
Technically, everybody has played FF13. If you've watched a movie, you've played FF13; there's little difference -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 14, 2014, 01:36:02 pm
I had a funny quip, but I forgot it. -w-;;

EDIT: booted up my wii this morning. tried connecting it to the internet but I kept getting error codes (52130, specifically). google turned up a few topics on other sites regarding the problem, and after trying several (such as manually putting in the ip, etc etc), I have come to the conclusion that  because the only one left is resetting the router, i'll never be able to connect the Wii to the internet. well, there goes most of the fun of it. >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 16, 2014, 03:37:16 pm
So, diving back into .hack//Quarantine. This file began in September 2007, and I'll see to it that I finish it within the next few months; finally able to remove it from my backlog -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2014, 02:35:50 am
Pardon the double post, but since I beat .hack//Quarantine, a rundown on my thoughts on the original 4 games:

[spoiler=The original .hack games]After finishing Stretch Panic, Final Fantasy VI, Bomberman Hero, and Mystical Ninja in rapid succession, I finally turned my attention toward something I had been running away from for the past few years, because I had become so burned out with all the level grinding, but after 2 months of trying to prepare myself for the final battle with Kefka in FF6, I felt a few hours of grinding in .hack was within reason. Therefore, the time had finally come for me to finish .hack//Quarantine, and bring a close to a saga that began 7 years ago.

When I jumped back in, I plowed through some areas I knew I needed to do, when I finally reached the infamous "almost every enemy encounter is a Data Bug" dungeon. With my party (Me, BlackRose, Wiseman) all at level 99, and with Gardenia also at level 99 on standby just in case the plot prevented me from using Wiseman any further, we charged in and surprisingly made it through without issue; the highest my infection rate got was yellow (Then again, there was that one section early in where the gates spawned basic enemies, and another section just before the end where they spawned nothing but treasure). Then came the battle with Cubia; which was a lot longer than I expected, and while I had accidentally spoiled that Kite loses the bracelet at the end of this fight, I didn't know that he destroyed it himself with help from BlackRose.

Then, came the final boss. Truth be told, I thought I had a lot longer to go before this point. So, I stocked up on items, saved my file, and jumped in. I also remember accidentally spoiling this part, but what I read had the events all out of order (Stuff from the ending and post-game listed as happening before this fight, which left me confused and wondering if it was going to be like the rumored "bacon ending" from Diddy Kong Racing). I have to say, the final boss was a bit anticlimactic; it still had a sliver of health left, and I was ready to deliver the finishing blow, when suddenly I'm interrupted by a cut-scene that shows Kite finishing off the boss. The rest of the ending was nice, though; it feeling good to finally finish this game...even if I was denied the honor of delivering the finishing blow by way of cut-scene.

...also, Wiseman should totally star in a spin-off titled Wiseman & the Wavemasters of the Universe -w-;[/spoiler]
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2014, 10:56:45 am
he totally should.

now if you feel up to it, IT'S SIDEQUEST TIEMMMM~
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Post by: NejinOniwa on January 17, 2014, 11:20:01 am
Back to EU4 for a bit, because the new expansion has cool stuff...

Like RANDOM NEW WORLD. Actual exploration and shit, rather than just aiming your bow at stuff you already know where to find. COOL SHIET.

Now I just have to figure out how to get a decent position as any colonizing nation in Ironman mode; my Sweden game is going well enough, but it's hard to focus too much on the overseas part because you FIRST have to conquer Denmark and Norway in order to be able to do anything halfway decent, all the while keeping the Russians off your back and grabbing as much of baltic supremacy as you can.

It's hard times ._.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2014, 11:35:56 am
@Kari: I might tackle a few sidequests later, while I try to figure out what game I want to go after next -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2014, 12:54:30 pm
@nej: I BEELEEVE IN  YOOOU
@pent: BATTLESHIP: THE QUEST FOR TRUTH FOR SEGATARI'S XBONE64 IS WHAT YOU SHOULD PLAY NEXT
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2014, 03:39:27 pm
But I don't has a Segatari Xbone64. I want it for the Sonytendo Amiga
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2014, 09:53:33 pm
I'M AFRAID YOU'LL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR THIS COPY OF BATTLESHIP: THE EXPLODY THING FOR YOUR OLD GAMEDOS PLAYERSTYLE THEN
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Post by: SoldierSpence on January 19, 2014, 01:00:33 pm
In other news...
1. I got the PS3 version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend over the summer, and got the Platinum Trophy. Getting the title of Abysmal Shopaholic was completely worth it.
2. I got the Ratchet & Clank HD Collection and 100% it. Up Your Arsenal was fun! Best of the trilogy, including the main antagonist.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 19, 2014, 01:16:35 pm
@Spence: I need to get the Ratchet & Clank trilogy again; starting with a replacement for my copy of Going Commando, which I can't finish due to a scratch causing the game to crash when loading the next planet
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Post by: SoldierSpence on January 19, 2014, 05:09:39 pm
@Pent- Sorry to hear that.
Just as a heads up- most (if not all) the cutscences have a slight bit of lag at the end. In Up Your Arsenal, the cutscene that plays before you go to the planet to fight Courtney Gears, it become horribly desynchronized. You'll see what I mean once you get there.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 19, 2014, 05:44:44 pm
Is that on the original PS2 version or the PS3 collection?
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Post by: SoldierSpence on January 20, 2014, 07:53:15 am
It's on the PS3 Collection. I don't own the original PS2 version, so I can't say anything on that front.

Speaking of the PS3, are there any games you recommend for me? Because I have a small amount of games for the console at the moment.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 20, 2014, 12:30:41 pm
Here are my thoughts on PS3 games I've played before that you might enjoy

[spoiler=Ones you might like]- Persona 4 Arena
Fighting game created from a collaboration with Atlus (Shin Megami Tensei series) and Arc System Works (BlazBlue series). It's a great fighting game, with the sort of BlazBlue feel you'd expect given the developer, but as a warning if you want to play the story mode, it's a direct sequel to Persona 4; so I'd advise, if you're unable to play the PS2 or PS Vita versions of that game, to watch the anime series before playing this, so you'll know what's going on.

- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Given that you enjoyed the original R&C trilogy, why not try the next game in the series? It has all the action you've come to expect from the series with a few new twists (Such as use of the motion sensors in the PS3 controller in some segments). Also, you can usually find it for under $10, making it worth looking into.

- 3D Dot Game Heroes
It's the closest you'll get to a classic Legend of Zelda on a PlayStation system. It has the feel of one of the 2D Zelda games, with an art style that's vaguely Minecraft-like. Really, if you want a fun adventure that feels like a Zelda, go try this one out.

- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
If you missed out on playing the first Kingdom Hearts game on PS2, or Chain of Memories (The GBA sequel or its enhanced PS2 remake), here's your chance; both games together on one disc, with a bonus movie made of the cut-scenes from 358/2 Days. It's a nice set that gives you a good starting point for getting into the Kingdom Hearts storyline, or to catch up on what you missed if you got into the series from a later installment[/spoiler]

[spoiler=Not sure if you're into these sort of games or not]- Disgaea series
Turn-based strategy; like chess, but with exploding demonic penguins that talk like surfer dudes. Each game is its own separate, stand-alone story revolving around a different group of characters in another place in the Netherworld, so you don't have to worry about playing every game in order to get the story (The only exception to this at the moment is Disgaea D2; which is a direct sequel to the first game in the series). If you enjoyed games like Advance Wars, Fire Emblem, or Final Fantasy Tactics, you might like this.

- Hyperdimension Neptunia series
These RPGs are very firmly placed in a "love it or hate it" zone; you'll either hate the game for the sometimes dull gameplay, or you'll love it just because the story and characters have a charm to them...or perhaps you'll enjoy it for the fanservice. Personally, I adore this game mostly for the fact that, aside from the charming cast and sense of humor, this is probably the closest we'll ever get to an OS-tan video game. Personally, I'd suggest renting it from a friend, or buying it from a game store that has a "I didn't like it" clause in the return policy, in case this game isn't to your fancy.[/spoiler]
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Post by: SoldierSpence on January 20, 2014, 02:51:43 pm
Thanks, Pent! But, considering Persona 4 Arena has the love it or hate it reception, I might watch a play through of the Story Mode and wait for Persona 4 Arena 2: Ultimax to be released in the states.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 20, 2014, 04:44:28 pm
nice on the games, man. :3

considering Tereby is nearing completion, I'm debating on whether or not I want to install any MMOs on my laptop or just wait for Tereby to be done. (means I could play MMOs on the tv. -w- )
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 22, 2014, 02:08:06 pm
So, with a long stream of games out of the way, I'm resuming Persona 3. Roughly at the half-way point on it, when I saw a bonus scene...

>Scene with Fuuka attempting to use one of those vibrating ab-belts
>She can't stop laughing because it tickles
>Mitsuru comes by to ask a question; hears the laughing from outside
>She thinks Fuuka is doing something naughty
>MFW
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Post by: NejinOniwa on January 22, 2014, 03:29:08 pm
Spent 5 hours in EU4 conquering the werld.

MILAN INTO SPACE NOW
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Post by: stewartsage on January 23, 2014, 01:17:04 am
I spent six hours downloading a small switching yard in Boston.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 23, 2014, 01:23:03 am
TF2?
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Post by: NejinOniwa on January 23, 2014, 12:33:50 pm
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?750564-Two-New-Games-Announced-From-Paradox-Development-Studio
IDS HABBENING
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Post by: LeaflameSD on January 23, 2014, 01:07:15 pm


777th reply GET!!!
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Post by: Cockleshell on January 23, 2014, 01:51:46 pm
thinking of getting back into EVE...
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 23, 2014, 02:28:18 pm
@Leaf: I used to have that, actually a full year before I bought Persona 3, but never got around to playing it; thus making P3 the first SMT game I've played -w-;

@Cockle: Never played Eve, but I remember seeing it advertized ages ago. Any good?
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Post by: Cockleshell on January 23, 2014, 03:13:44 pm
I used to play EVE obsessively back in the day. It's been about a year and a half since I've properly played it, mostly due to me starting my junior year of highschool. It's a pretty involved subscription-based game, but it is definitely NOT pay to win. It's work to win. There's absolutely no point in me even trying to explain the mechanics of EVE to you, no offense, it's really beyond any capability of brief description. You'd have to start the trial yourself and see for yourself.

My best description is: Buy a ship, get blown up, make money, cry yourself to sleep, learn how to math.
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Post by: Krizonar on January 23, 2014, 03:19:54 pm
EVE is amazing.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 23, 2014, 03:30:56 pm
That might have been the MMO my boss at Gamestop was talking about. Someone he knew ran an in-game bank for people...but then once day he decided "fuck it"; he used the money to buy the most powerful ship avaliuable, fly out to the edge of the galaxy, and announce to his clients "Want your money back? Come and get it"
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Post by: Cockleshell on January 23, 2014, 03:38:31 pm
Most probably. That sounds exactly like EVE.
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Post by: SoldierSpence on January 23, 2014, 03:43:09 pm
Wow...

Words cannot describe how much of an a-hole move that was.
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Post by: DustiiWolf on January 23, 2014, 03:47:48 pm
I haven't played any games in a bit.... i really need to check my ACNL town. Probably a ghost town by now.
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Post by: Cockleshell on January 23, 2014, 03:51:49 pm
Christ, the devaluation of a capped ship in EVE is astounding. I'm sure a lot of salvagers had a field day.


EVE's launcher doesn't fuck around..
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Post by: NejinOniwa on January 23, 2014, 04:31:56 pm
Speaking of EVE: Who Roberts Space Industries here?
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on January 25, 2014, 06:35:45 pm
DAT Final Fantasy XIV Client and attempting to play over wifi


DAT feel when finally unlocking every career mode race in Gran Turismo 6


DAT feel when writing game reviews for gaming community website I co-own and I have no idea if anyone is reading them


DAT feel when backing Project Phoenix and get to play the Beta
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 25, 2014, 07:59:03 pm
can we write about non-video games here

cause if so, we're playing Rogue Trader. and D&D tomorrow.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 25, 2014, 08:24:52 pm
*is jelly of the D&D*
What edition?
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 25, 2014, 08:30:11 pm
3.5, most likely. it's the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons tomorrow, and we wanted to do something to celebrate. :3
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 25, 2014, 09:02:17 pm
Cool :3

My bro-in-law wants to get the 4th edition core books and get a campaign going with some of our coworkers; after doing some research into it vs. 2nd edition (Which I have the books in hand for)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 25, 2014, 09:32:08 pm
tbh i'd vote you torrent the books for 3.5, but if someone already has the 4.0 books, that works too.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 25, 2014, 09:45:37 pm
He said he found a 4.0 starter set on Amazon for like $30 or so (Not sure what all is included, though), and he wants to try that.
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Post by: Bella on January 25, 2014, 11:04:57 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on January 23, 2014, 02:28:18 pm@Cockle: Never played Eve, but I remember seeing it advertized ages ago. Any good?


Everything I know about EVE I learned from Cracked articles about dick moves (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-biggest-dick-moves-in-history-online-gaming/) in gaming (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-most-impressive-dick-moves-in-online-gaming-history_p2/), and ridiculously expensive in-game items (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-absurdly-expensive-items-in-online-gaming/).
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Post by: stewartsage on January 25, 2014, 11:14:57 pm
So what can OSC tell me about the DS Final Fantasy games because there was one on sale from K-Mart.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 25, 2014, 11:38:20 pm
If it's The 4 Warriors of Light or Final Fantasy III, I'd be interested if it's not too expensive (I'd throw in some money with your Christmas gift to pay you back...once I know where to send it -w-; ). I've heard many say those two are the best; 4 Warriors being an original story and spiritual predecessor to the recently released Bravely Default, while FF3 on DS is currently the only way to experience that game in English short of buggy fan translations of the Famicom version.

Oh, and there's a remake of FF4 for DS. To be honest, I hate the art style and advise people to get the superior PSP version (Which stays closer to the Super NES style of the original).
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on January 25, 2014, 11:45:35 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on January 25, 2014, 11:38:20 pm
recently released Bravely Default


But it isn't released until Feb 7th... the demo is out though and its really really good.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 25, 2014, 11:48:08 pm
Well, out everywhere in the world but the US for about a month -w-;
(Came out everywhere else in early December)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 26, 2014, 10:50:49 am
@pent, Re: D&D: if he can find it, get 3.5. Gary Gygax himself approved that version as "perfect" before he died, and honestly, it has a lot of superiourities to 4.0 (and it's not just me saying that, most people I know who have played both prefer 3.5).

if you want, I can get a list of the books you'd need to run 3.5 and list them for you here, I'm willing to bet you could find them used for about the same price. -w-
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on January 26, 2014, 11:04:19 am
Quote from: PentiumMMX on January 25, 2014, 11:48:08 pm
Well, out everywhere in the world but the US for about a month -w-;
(Came out everywhere else in early December)


*Activate obnoxious American Mode* BUT DA USA IS THE WORLD WE ARE #1, THE BEST, #1 #1, WE ARE THE BEST, THE ONLY, THE BEST, #1, #1!!
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 26, 2014, 11:46:33 am
xD

@Kari: I'll suggest 3.5 to him -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 26, 2014, 12:16:00 pm
do eet. you'll need at least the Player's Handbook, the Monster Manual, and the Dungeon Master's Guide. everything after that is gravy.
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Post by: stewartsage on January 26, 2014, 01:35:13 pm
3.5 is the superior D&D version, though I do have the original box set as well.  Once I find it.

It was something Chrystal Chronicles?  Maybe?
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 26, 2014, 01:52:47 pm
Ah. Crystal Chronicles. Forgot that existed -w-;;
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 26, 2014, 05:32:23 pm
lol.


god D&D is complicated. ><;
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Post by: stewartsage on January 26, 2014, 06:05:28 pm
It really, really tends to bore me quickly but then again fantasy stories in general bore me.  There's got to be enough fluff that interests me to make doing rules and mechanics worth it.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 26, 2014, 08:23:42 pm
that's what drew me to changeling initially, but D&D was my first. -w-


I wish we could get a game going again, but that'll never happen. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 26, 2014, 08:38:42 pm
TBH I don't see Changeling resuming until after I move up there, and we do everything locally :\
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 27, 2014, 07:44:01 pm
I get the feeling it may end up that way. >>;
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Post by: stewartsage on January 28, 2014, 02:01:32 am
Only three hundred more kills to a thousand on my Beggar's Bazooka (The Peoria Rocket).
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 28, 2014, 09:55:04 am
TF2?
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Post by: SoldierSpence on January 28, 2014, 02:35:30 pm
@Choco- Yep. Looks like it.

Quick question: has anyone played Muramasa: The Demon Blade? Or the re-release on the Vita?
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Post by: LeaflameSD on January 28, 2014, 03:04:25 pm
I haven't.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 28, 2014, 03:39:36 pm
@Spence: I have. In fact, I own the Wii version :3
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Post by: SoldierSpence on January 28, 2014, 05:30:03 pm
@Leaf- You should give the game a shot. It's a fun Hack & Slash Platformer with some RPG elements. That's the best I can describe it.

@Pent- Me too. Very fun game, though I wish the controls and translation were a bit better. I have read that the Vita version does fix those problems, and Aksys Games (the publisher of the Vita version) recently released a DLC pack.
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Post by: LeaflameSD on January 28, 2014, 06:20:32 pm
@Spence: OK, I'll keep it in mind.

Currently playing MMBN5: Team Protoman. Why is this game so gooooood~?
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 06, 2014, 06:33:40 pm
Bought Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! for 3DS earlier. I love it >w<
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Post by: LeaflameSD on February 08, 2014, 03:14:04 pm
109 FUCKING POINTS ON FLAPPY BIRD FUCK YEAH
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Post by: Simonorged on February 10, 2014, 10:26:02 am
Pokemon x
Bravely default: Demo
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 11, 2014, 07:30:16 pm
So, some games I recently played, and my thoughts on them:

- Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (Game Boy)
This game sucks. A shame, as the N64 one is one of the system's hidden gems, but the one on Game Boy feels like they just didn't care. It's very difficult, but for all the wrong reasons (Poor hit detection, enemies don't drop healing items, inns and stores are few and far between, and there are random crap minigames thrown in just to frustrate you further). I actually managed to power through this somehow, but unfortunately my progress came to a halt by a minigame late into the second-to-last chapter; a whack-a-mole game that uses every button on your Game Boy (Yes, even Start and Select), gives you 90 seconds to hit as many octopi as possible, and they conveniently neglect to tell you that hitting the jellyfish will give you a 2-second penalty. I eventually just said "screw it" and gave up on the game; it's more an embarrassing footnote in the short-lived English history of the Ganbate Goemon franchise :\

- Sneak King (Xbox 360)
Ah, yes; the infamous Burger King Trilogy on Xbox 360. Legendary for how bad they are, to the point that Gamestop issued out a company-wide e-mail shortly after these games came out, telling their stores "do not accept these games for trade; they are worthless". Yet, somehow a copy of Sneak King found its way into the local Gamestop, and given it was $.50 after my employee discount, I decided to try it out. Honestly, this game is so stupid it's honestly hilarious; the idea is that you're playing as the King, sneaking around to surprise people with hamburgers and other BK menu items. It's a game I'd suggest trying at least once for a good laugh xD

- Sonic 3 Complete (Sega Genesis\MegaDrive - fan-made hack)
Given that the 20th anniversary of the original Sonic 3 was earlier this month, I decided to try out a ROM hack I heard about; which makes some tweaks to Sonic 3 to enhance it. Honestly, this hack is fucking amazing; it offers a lot of customization in the options menu, allowing you to do just about anything (Want to move Flying Battery forward so that you play it earlier in the game, have the game's title screen use the Sonic 1 theme song, have the game use the physics from the PS3 port of Sonic CD, or even change certain zones to use the music from the PC version. All of that, in a Genesis\MegaDrive compatible form). This honestly manages to be the best version of the game to date; one I highly suggest checking out.
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Post by: LeaflameSD on February 12, 2014, 03:27:49 am
Quote from: LeaflameSD on February 08, 2014, 03:14:04 pm
109 POINTS ON FLAPPY BIRD FUCK YEAH

It was 140+ a few days ago... but Flappy Bird isn't relevant anymore.
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Post by: LeaflameSD on February 12, 2014, 03:30:15 am
Quote from: PentiumMMX on February 11, 2014, 07:30:16 pm
- Sonic 3 Complete (Sega Genesis\MegaDrive - fan-made hack)
Given that the 20th anniversary of the original Sonic 3 was earlier this month, I decided to try out a ROM hack I heard about; which makes some tweaks to Sonic 3 to enhance it. Honestly, this hack is fucking amazing; it offers a lot of customization in the options menu, allowing you to do just about anything (Want to move Flying Battery forward so that you play it earlier in the game, have the game's title screen use the Sonic 1 theme song, have the game use the physics from the PS3 port of Sonic CD, or even change certain zones to use the music from the PC version. All of that, in a Genesis\MegaDrive compatible form). This honestly manages to be the best version of the game to date; one I highly suggest checking out.

It sounds so much better than any compilation Sega has ever made.
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 12, 2014, 12:00:36 pm
Indeed. Granted, people in the Sonic hacking scene are very talented; often putting Sonic Team to shame -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 12, 2014, 01:43:25 pm
if only this country wasn't obsessed with copyright infringement we could hire the real talent. -w-;


it makes me laugh that my dad assumes that when i'm on the computer all day, i'm playing computer games, since i play less than anyone i know who DOES play games. xD;
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 12, 2014, 01:51:18 pm
True, although Sega did commission one hacker to port Sonic CD to the PS3 and 360; the end result being easily the best version of that game (One I can actually stand to play; as they gave it some much-needed polish and made it feel more like how I imagined it'd play when I first heard of it)
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Post by: LeaflameSD on February 12, 2014, 01:57:55 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on February 12, 2014, 12:00:36 pm
Indeed. Granted, people in the Sonic hacking scene are very talented; often putting Sonic Team to shame -w-

You know what's sad?

They made Sonic Jam for the Sega Saturn, and that had lots of extras. Guess Sanic Cheem is just getting lazy.
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Post by: stewartsage on February 12, 2014, 05:39:13 pm
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 12, 2014, 05:44:01 pm
@Stew: LOL

@Leaf: Nintendo as well. To celebrate Mario's 25th anniversary, they put a Super NES collection on a Wii disc with the only special features being a music CD and a very lazily put together art book, sold at a premium price :\
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 12, 2014, 06:35:53 pm
@stew: *brofist*

@pent: that's what happens when people get complacent. beware the temptation of quotas; when there is a set number to fulfill, there isn't a desire to shine anymore.
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 12, 2014, 10:36:37 pm
Indeed. Although, strangely enough the Kirby's Dream Collection was a more nicely assembled collection; barring the minor irk of Super Game Boy enhancements being absent on Kirby's Dream Land 2, you get the first 6 games in the series bundled together, with a challenge mode (Featuring a new set of challenges for those who beat all of the ones on Kirby's Return To Dream Land).
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 12, 2014, 10:55:58 pm
is it me, or does Kirby always seem to get higher treatment in that regard than other Nin' games? Zelda too, but to a lesser extent.
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Post by: DustiiWolf on February 12, 2014, 11:18:41 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 12, 2014, 10:55:58 pm
is it me, or does Kirby always seem to get higher treatment in that regard than other Nin' games? Zelda too, but to a lesser extent.


It's because nintendo only releases a kirby game every century or so now. :\ /hyperbole

Seriously though, Kirby's game collections, and to extent, new titles, likely get better treatment to make up for lack of games.
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Post by: Krizonar on February 12, 2014, 11:37:57 pm
MEANWHILE

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Post by: Penti-chan on February 12, 2014, 11:42:19 pm
Indeed. Granted, Metroid is barely a blip on the radar in Japan; their largest fanbase is in the west (Same with StarFox, as well)
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Post by: Krizonar on February 13, 2014, 12:11:23 am
I'm the biggest Metroid fan ever and my best friend irl is the biggest Starfox fan ever.

After 2007, we just wondered why Nintendo hates us.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 13, 2014, 12:58:29 am
At least you're not a Shenmue fan. Intended to be a trilogy, the final installment was cancelled due to poor sales of the 2nd game; leaving the series with an unresolved cliffhanger ending since 2001 :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2014, 02:23:08 am
don't ask nintendo to be ruled by logic or by reason. like any big corporation, they hate their fans at heart.
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Post by: SoldierSpence on February 16, 2014, 10:23:13 am
@Pent- Speaking of Shenmue, there's actually a person who is so devastated about the third game's cancelation, he's replicating certain events of the game in real live. I'm not even pulling this out of my butt. Look it up on YouTube.

@Krizonar- I'm still a Star Fox fan at heart, since that's the series that got me into gaming at a young age.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 16, 2014, 11:25:29 am
@Spence: Cool; I'll have to look that up later -w-

Also, I've held out hope for years of a Diddy Kong Racing 2, although honestly it's never going to happen; given the terrible DS remake (Which, among many other things, removed the sequel hook from the ending...as well as the party scene; leading to it basically being one step above "A Winner Is You" or Eva's infamous "Congratulations!" ending)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on February 17, 2014, 09:11:35 am
@Pent- Even though I never played the original N64 version of Diddy Kong Racing, I personally thought the remake was OK.

In other news, I'm currently playing Castle Crashers! ...On Insane Mode. May God have mercy on my soul...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 17, 2014, 10:48:09 am
Mmm. If you had played the original, you'd most likely hate the remake :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on February 18, 2014, 02:39:26 pm
Ah Stairfax, that was one of my first Gamecube games.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 18, 2014, 02:54:08 pm
I remember being very eager to play that game...and then I actually played it -w-;
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Post by: NejinOniwa on February 18, 2014, 04:23:15 pm
I had the gamecube Starfox game and thought it was bretty gud. Mostly because I wasn't a super avid Starfox fan before, mainly having played some small amount of emulated N64 and the Smash Bros entries. Most of it was fairly amusing, actually, though the derpy parts were pretty annoying at times.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 20, 2014, 02:54:22 am
So, I finally beat Lego Island. To be honest, I'd still like to see a sequel that, unlike Lego Island 2, sticks to the open-ended, free-roaming setup of the first, but with a bigger world with more stuff to do.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on February 20, 2014, 10:50:51 am
I'm playing Outlast. Why do I do this to myself.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 21, 2014, 09:39:34 am
I found Banished.

My exam week just got fucking fucked right there.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 21, 2014, 03:37:51 pm
Just beat Sonic 3D Blast on Saturn. Long load times aside, I actually liked it more on the Saturn than I did on Genesis, even if they're the same game. Perhaps it's because the Saturn sadly never had a true Sonic game, due to the fiasco that resulted in Sonic X-Treme getting cancelled :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on February 21, 2014, 04:19:35 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on February 21, 2014, 09:39:34 am
I found Banished.

My exam week just got fucking fucked right there.


Yep, it's been hell to prepare for classes this week. x)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 23, 2014, 02:30:32 am
For the hell of it, I replayed Sonic 3D Blast on Genesis, for the sake of comparison. After reading up on the development process, I do have newfound respect for that version; as it was intended from the beginning to be a Genesis\MegaDrive exclusive, as the system's swan song, with the Saturn version being hastily cobbled together to make up for Sonic X-Treme getting cancelled.

You can tell a bit more effort was put into the Genesis version; as it has cut-scenes setting up the story before the first level, while the Saturn version just throws you in. As far as soundtrack, it's kind of split for me; there are some aspects I prefer from the Genesis version (Boss battle theme; which feels like it packs more of a punch), and some aspects I prefer from the Saturn version (Rusty Ruin level theme; a very relaxing tune that fits the atmosphere of the level). Also, as far as special stages, Saturn wins out with a full 3D version of Sonic 2's special stage, with some other enhancements to make it more exciting, while the Genesis has a more bland special stage that runs on the same basic idea (Collect a set number of rings between each checkpoint). Also, as previously mentioned, the Saturn has roughly 30-second load times between every level, with the level reloading if you die; obviously the Genesis version doesn't suffer from this, given that it's cartridge based.

Gameplay wise, they're both exactly the same game; the differences are purely cosmetic and up to personal taste. I personally lean toward the Saturn version, since it's the closest it ever got to a "true" Sonic game, while the Genesis version is still a pretty good game and a nice send-off for the system.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on March 02, 2014, 12:47:35 am
We ride.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on March 03, 2014, 01:45:22 am
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on March 05, 2014, 06:31:47 pm
Decided to get the old Game Boy Color out of the box it has been sitting in for the past couple years just to relive a little bit of childhood.

I found to my dismay that the power switch never works on the first try, second or third tries are needed which is annoying and almost every button needs to be jammed in order to get a proper response out of them.

found this pretty cool site that sells old retro game parts and custom ones (mainly DMG)

Got some of these buttons in orange to replace these dying buttons right now then I decided to look around for some newer shells
http://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/custom-buttons

Found this Atomic Purple shell that comes with everything that I need (Y-screwdriver) and the price isn't bad so I grabbed it while I could!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181198080864

So here is the plan:

1. Wait for all the parts to come in, week+ for buttons and around two weeks for the shell
2. Take it all apart
3. Repaint the front purple shell cover close to the original color
4. Throw the new orange buttons in along with everything else, use the new Atomic Purple shell only on the back
5. Done, somewhat custom Game Boy Color

Will probably look into getting a backlight kit for it but for now this is all I'm going to put into the 'ol boy.

Can't wait for when this project is over!

Here is the video that got me into this project, its pretty good!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_902343699&feature=iv&src_vid=0sYOyny6bw4&v=O8Fbs1yZADk
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 05, 2014, 10:37:24 pm
@Kraus: Niiice. I've considered refurbishing my GBC; as the Start\Select buttons don't always respond unless you press them in a certain way
(Also, I plan to have a custom GBASP. Bottom half will stay the original Pearl Blue color, the top half will be Cobalt Blue like my sister's SP -w-)

So, I've dusted off the old Master System and am attempting to finish Phantasy Star. Although it suffers from some of the more infuriating aspects of early console RPGs, it's still an enjoyable game; it makes me want to track down another copy of the game's sequel and start playing it sometime.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on March 07, 2014, 12:52:41 pm
Recently (as in last week) I busted my Gameboy out to get some data on my old school team to update it for Pokemon Showdown.  Turns out to get it to turn on I now have to hold the upper right corner of my GBC.  Tempted to call the number on the support sticker on the back just for funsies.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 07, 2014, 01:29:16 pm
LOL -w-;

I'd laugh if the number was for a sex line now xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on March 08, 2014, 10:33:47 am
I have been playing Just Cause 2 recently. Really good sandbox game in its own right. Never played Just Cause 1, though.

Speaking of which, I'm going to be insane and attempt to 100% the game. That includes beating the game on Experienced and Hardcore, once the Normal playthrough is done. God have mercy on my soul...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 20, 2014, 05:33:04 pm
At last, I beat EarthBound. A rundown on my thoughts on the ending in the spoiler tag

[spoiler=Mother 2 \ EarthBound]First, let me get this part out of the way: Giygas, the final boss, is fucking creepy as hell. Honestly, I wouldn't have expected such an otherwise lighthearted game to have a boss that puts Sephiroth's final form to shame in terms of nightmare fuel.

As for the ending, it was really cool. First and foremost, the final phase of Giygas requires you not to attack, but have Paula pray to have the people of Earth lend her and her friends their strength (Think like a Spirit Bomb from Dragon Ball Z). Eventually, she runs out of people...but then a person whom they don't even know heard her prayer, and lends them his strength; that person being Pentium motherfucking Mitsumi, from Persona 3 (Or rather, you input whatever name you want at a point earlier in the game, where it asks for the name of "the person playing the game". I just chose my P3 character, because why not?). By his raw awesome that transcends across time, space, and video game systems from rival companies, Pentium was able to help Ness and friends destroy Giygas and save the world.

After that point, the group returns home, and Ness escorts Paula home.  The part that makes this cool is that they give you control one last time; as you're free to explore the world, talk to people, and see how everything has changed. I can't think of any other games they let you do this, to be honest, as most take control away from you for the ending. Then, Ness arrives home, talks to his mom, and the credits begin to roll; first showing the game's cast, then rolling the staff credits while showing the pictures that Photo-Man took of you throughout your adventure (Finally, I understand the point of those bits where he stops you to take your picture). After all the staff, it sits on the bit mentioning you (Or Pentium Mitsumi, in this case) in the Special Thanks, before a final scene; that directly mirrors the game's opening, with someone knocking on your door late at night.

When you go down and answer it, it's your next-door neighbor, Picky, who was delivering a letter from his brother, Porky, who proclaimed "Come and find me!", which then fades out to a "THE END...?" screen; a cliffhanger that will be addressed in the game's sequel, EarthBound 2 Mother 3, for the Game Boy Advance[/spoiler]

Not sure what game I'll tackle next. Might try to find my password to continue Rockman X3, while the SNES is out, or maybe I'll setup my PS2 again and dive back into Persona 3 FES.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on March 21, 2014, 10:52:30 am
@Pent:
I still have my Sega Master System from way back when. It's a Model 2, and it has Sonic the Hedgehog built in. I haven't given it much love, though.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 21, 2014, 11:06:10 am
Cool. I have a first model Master System, but it's sadly one of the later ones that doesn't have Snail Maze built in; instead having some game that requires the 3D Glasses that are hard to find :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on March 21, 2014, 12:09:44 pm
Going to give the Nintendo DS game Spectrobes another try (got bored of it quick), but this time in ROM form. I do already own the actual card, but for some reason it's not working.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on March 21, 2014, 01:52:03 pm
Loved that game, if it wasn't for the heavy use of the (L+R) bumpers and the fact that mine didn't work, I would have loved it more.
Alot like fossil fighters.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 22, 2014, 03:01:18 am
>that feel when you're diamond
>that feel when your smurf is gold but has so astronomically high MMR that you play with plats all the time
>that feel when your normal game MMR is even higher
>that feel when your only RL friends playing League are stuck in bronze

It's lonely at the top :/
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on March 23, 2014, 01:53:44 am
I uncrated a The Law.  Painted it an Abundance of Tinge.

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 25, 2014, 12:27:48 am
So, as a pallet cleanser between EarthBound and whatever RPG I decide to tackle next, I'm messing around with Mario Kart: Double Dash. It's still not my favorite Mario Kart (That title belongs to Mario Kart 64, although Mario Kart DS is a close second), but it's alright; like any Mario Kart, it's most enjoyable in multiplayer.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on March 26, 2014, 11:05:51 pm

Dat team shine.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on March 31, 2014, 02:30:23 pm
I've been playing BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma lately. And all I have to say is this... It's awesome!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 31, 2014, 04:46:10 pm
Alex picked up a game for steam recently called Kentucky Root Zero that looks cool enough for me to make a damn steam account. Bells, Stew, you guys would love this game. it's only got about 2 chapters out thus far but i still recommend picking it up (it's not free, though). :00

have made a file on Animal Crossing: New Leaf. a childhood dream has finally been realized.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on March 31, 2014, 05:09:43 pm
I have it and have played through it a few times. Like 90% sure I've mentioned it here.

It's also Route.  Kentucky Route Zero.  Pronounced rout.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 31, 2014, 05:15:18 pm
@Kari: Nice on Animal Crossing :3

@Spence: It's BlazBlue. Ergo, automatic awesome -w-
(Any game to have a tutorial titled "Teach Me, Boobie Lady" is good in my eyes)

So, after some time with Mario Kart, I decided to setup my PS2 again and play Persona 3 once more
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 31, 2014, 05:19:40 pm
why did i put down root
i mean really
sick brain trololol?

@stew: ahhh. i don't pay attention to this topic since i don't usually have much to contribute. sorry about bringing up old news. -w-;

@pent: nice. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 02, 2014, 04:34:02 pm
Ultra Rapid Fire.

This is fucking silly lol
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 02, 2014, 09:34:03 pm
ugh, i played animal crossing almost all day and i want to play more but i'm back hoooomeeee ><;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on April 07, 2014, 02:06:48 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on March 31, 2014, 04:46:10 pm
Alex picked up a game for steam recently called Kentucky Root Zero that looks cool enough for me to make a damn steam account. Bells, Stew, you guys would love this game. it's only got about 2 chapters out thus far but i still recommend picking it up (it's not free, though). :00


Between Stew's description and what I've read about it on Steam, I want to play it sometime as well. :>

Stew gifted me the Googol Glasses for Pyro ... I'll post a screenshot when I'm not being lazy. ;w;
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 07, 2014, 10:48:14 am
do eet. on both accounts. :3


played some more animal crossing yesterday. seems the guide to houses I was using was messed up, so after paying off my 2nd home upgrade, I immediately got the third so I can get closer to having the second story. also unlocked the island, spent time with neighbors and did a little shopping. I'm wondering how to get more people into the happy homeowners' showcase. :\

might try to play some more on Wednesday. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on April 08, 2014, 04:03:55 pm
Megaman Battle Network 5
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on April 23, 2014, 11:01:28 am
Super Mature Randomized Pokemon Ruby:  Thanks Pent Edition





Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 23, 2014, 01:13:20 pm
xD

I expect moar pics from that. I need to share more from LettuceGreen, myself -w-
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Post by: stewartsage on April 24, 2014, 01:30:16 am

Starter get.  It's an Aggron.  Yes it knew splash.  It does no longer.  My rival is the Dread Poet Daniel.  He has an Unown that also somehow sets my Steel dinosaur on fire by touching.  Also caught a Minun.  Everything else dies before the Mindkiller.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 24, 2014, 01:01:55 pm
Nice; surprisingly I haven't ran into anything with Splash...although I did go fishing and find a Minun -w-;

Also, this happened...

Venusaur is badass
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 27, 2014, 09:43:58 pm
So, I just spent the day scouring the land for Pokémon I don't have yet, in order to get Flash. I learned that Pokémon not in the regional Pokédex do not count toward the totals needed to get Flash ^^;

With that out of the way, now I train my newly-caught Dragonair and prepare to make my way through the cave to get to Celadon
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on April 27, 2014, 10:31:32 pm
i'm again extremely addicted to ragnarok online 2 help there is no escape
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 07, 2014, 03:18:42 pm
So I've recently dusted off Half-Life 2 and am getting back to it. Found out I'm actually at roughly the half-way point, so I think I'll finish it off.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 07, 2014, 09:08:43 pm
Thanks for reminding me I have to finish Half-Life. -w-;

...and Kairo too, dammit. I got stuck on a difficult puzzle (LIKE THE FIRST ONE OF THE WHOLE DAMN GAME), said "screw it" and got distracted by other things... >>;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 07, 2014, 10:10:13 pm
No problem. I actually looked and the last time I played HL2 was this time back in 2011 ^^;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on May 09, 2014, 05:14:18 am
While CP is a fun and great game on its own marrets (I got the Platinum Trophy. Can you really blame me?), I've decided to pick Just Cause 2 back up and finish going after all of the Trophies.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 09, 2014, 10:22:43 am
Cool :3
Only games I've obtained every achievement on are the 360 versions of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie ^^;

So, just 3 chapters away from finishing HL2 -w-
EDIT: Beat it not long ago. IDK when I'll get around to the next one (Half-Life 2: Episode One...which I still think sounds more like a retroactive subtitle for the first HL2, when it's actually the continuation of that game :\ )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on May 10, 2014, 09:19:11 pm
ALMOST beat Perfect Cherry Blossom on hard. Fuck!!! I've already beaten PCB and IN on normal. MoF eludes me. Fucking Aya and her walling cards. Tewi, too. She's the one that always gets me on IN hardmode.
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Post by: stewartsage on May 10, 2014, 10:22:47 pm
I've completed like 55% of TF2 achievements.  Just in normal gameplay, I don't really achievement hunt.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 10, 2014, 10:42:18 pm
I have maybe 1 achievement on TF2 ^^;

So, I decided to start playing Half-Life 2: Episode One. Playing it on a higher difficulty this time around, because I felt like it. So far, so good
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 11, 2014, 02:15:24 pm
Last time I played TF2 I ended up having Sniper-Pyro adventures. An enemy Sniper tried to shoot me when I accidentally fell into the underwater bit in Freight and I ended up axing them with the Third Degree. And a little while later this guy playing Sniper on my team complemented my awesome googles/glasses/lenses/whatever and told me to light up his Huntsman and we got someone with a flaming arrow!

I also managed to play a round on Upward as Engineer without having my sentry destroyed ... and we managed to hold BLU off and win despite them reaching all the way to the final terminus.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on May 11, 2014, 02:55:14 pm
i should really play tf2 with you all~
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 11, 2014, 05:31:58 pm
@Cockle: Yes. Right now I'm mostly playing bots offline while I get the hang of it, but I might try jumping online sometime for a game

Also, if I bring 2k up to grandma's office sometime, I want to team up with someone for Portal 2 co-op -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on May 11, 2014, 08:08:07 pm
I've Portalled before.  My friend's room mates were shouting at each other in the background over the noise of chickens clucking.

He goes to San Diego State.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 11, 2014, 10:03:03 pm
xD
Sounds like a good time -w-

So, just beat the confusingly-named Half-Life 2: Episode One. To be honest, since I recently found out it was supposed to be titled "Half-Life 2: Aftermath", I wonder why they didn't just call it "Half-Life 2: Aftermath - Episode One"; as dropping the subtitle makes it sounds like an alternate title for the first HL2. But, that aside, the game was alright; way shorter than I anticipated, which made it feel a bit underwhelming, but it was a pretty good game.

Maybe later, I'll start on Episode Two...although I kinda don't want to dive into it ASAP, when it's the last in the series; given how Valve can't count to 3, so I might replay the Portal series or get back to practicing TF2
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 12, 2014, 12:24:39 am
Quote from: Cockleshell on May 11, 2014, 02:55:14 pm
i should really play tf2 with you all~


Yes, we should. ^.^

Quote from: PentiumMMX on May 11, 2014, 05:31:58 pmAlso, if I bring 2k up to grandma's office sometime, I want to team up with someone for Portal 2 co-op -w-


I'll volunteer~~ I've been meaning to try the co-op mode anyway!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on May 12, 2014, 06:36:09 am
Touhou 14.3 Impossible Spell Card is really frustrating but actually is a lot more fun than like Fairy Wars or Double Dealing Character. I don't know. I guess it's my tendency to like things that are incredibly repetitive: like repeating a card over and over without having to play the stage to get to it. Whoo.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 12, 2014, 04:28:38 pm
Random question, for the people who use Steam. What are the 3 games you've spent the most time playing, and how long?

For me, they are currently:

- Portal (23 hours)
- Half-Life 2 (18 hours)
- Half-Life (13 hours)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on May 12, 2014, 04:35:30 pm
-Team Fortress 2: 739 hours
-Fallout New Vegas: 115 hours
-Battlefield 2: 22 hours
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on May 12, 2014, 10:07:58 pm
Star Trek Online, 706 hours.

Skyrim, 59 hours.

Xcom, 26 hours.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 13, 2014, 01:10:23 am
I have like 95 hours in TF2, 20-some in Portal 2 and maybe 15 in Portal?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 13, 2014, 03:54:45 am
Steam top-5:

1) Europa Universalis IV, 193 hours

2) Rayman Legends, 72 hours

3) SimCity 4 Deluxe, 38 hours

4) Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization, 37 hours

5) Fallout: New Vegas, 29 hours
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on May 13, 2014, 07:34:22 am
Ragnarok Online 2 : 369H
Path of Exile: 276H
Warframe: 98H
Sid Meier's Civilization 5: 45H
Team Fortress 2: About ~300 hours spread on both of my accounts
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 13, 2014, 08:40:34 am
I never had Path of Exile via Steam. x) Could be around those hours too.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Simonorged on May 13, 2014, 11:24:42 am
My laptop couldn't run steam...
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Post by: Penti-chan on May 13, 2014, 11:42:04 am
@Pit: I've only played a demo of Rayman Legends, and I liked it; need to eventually pick that up :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 13, 2014, 12:12:52 pm
Rayman Legends is very nice, but if you're looking for a Rayman-like difficulty, you might be disappointed: it's by far the easiest Rayman game I've played and - typically - the only one I can finish. It's been great fun playing together with Fedora-Tan, though. :)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 13, 2014, 01:09:13 pm
Good to know. Granted, I never got far into the first Rayman before it reached a point it was too difficult ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on May 13, 2014, 02:43:48 pm
I don't really play video games as much as I should.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on May 13, 2014, 11:04:20 pm
In the inverse:

Metro 2033, Magika and Bioshock 2 have 0 hours and 0 minutes on them.  I've never even installed Metro or Bioshock.  I've played "one minute" of Civ V technically but I can't get it to work so I've never actually played it.  Notably those are all games that were unsolicited gifts or (in Metro's case) free gifts from companies.  Also have Battlefield 2 that I won in a raffle but Origin so it's never been installed.

Also just uninstalled TF2, XCOM, ArmAII and LA Noire because of various problems with each of them except TF2 which I'm just finished with.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 13, 2014, 11:14:44 pm
What do you mean finished with? ;^;

Also get back online. >>
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 13, 2014, 11:21:21 pm
On the opposite end for me:

Less than 1 hour:
- Chantelise: A Tale of Two Sisters (18 minutes)
- Half-Life 2: Episode Two (50 minutes - currently playing)
- Terraria (18 minutes)

Unplayed:
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Psychonauts (Although I played the first level on the original Xbox version years ago)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 14, 2014, 03:31:50 am
I'm going to be popular with my Bottom of the List:

-all the games labelled Half-Life or Half-Life 2
-all the games labelled Team Fortress or Team Fortress 2
-Portal 2

Zero zero, not installed each. Were part of a gift package, unsolicited indeed. Portal 1 I tried for about 1.5 hours and left it at that as well. To be honest, I'd like to have them removed from the inventory altogether. :/
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 14, 2014, 11:30:50 am
@Pit: You didn't like Portal? :[

On a similar note, if there's one I want removed, it'd be Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures. Played it through once, have zero desire to ever play it again; that game simply sucked. I made a post in this topic months back, going over my thoughts on it after I beat it :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on May 14, 2014, 01:03:50 pm
While not really the same as removed, I thought when I preordered Skyrim I was preordering for console, then when I got there, they handed me a Steam card and were out of console versions. It's literally the only windows game I have, so I have not played it since I beat it. It's not worth it to have an entire partition and require a reboot to play one already completed single-player-only game.
It was fun when it came out, but it would have been just as fun on a console and I'd still be able to mess around with it easily. I've always been disappointed they thought I meant computer Skyrim.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 14, 2014, 02:09:29 pm
Like me with Portal 2. I love that game, but I wish I had just preordered it through Steam instead of Gamestop; as I had a gigantic day 1 patch as soon as I got home with it, that I may as well just download the entire game from Steam in one go :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 14, 2014, 02:29:30 pm
Pentium, the idea of Portal is very interesting, but I didn't really enjoy its mechanics, story or puzzles up to when I stopped. In general, there are very few games in the first-person view that I like: I hate coordinating jumps, among other things. ^^;

I'm more of a Democracy-Tropico-Arcanum player. *nod*
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 14, 2014, 02:48:48 pm
Ahh. Truth be told, I'm not crazy about first-person games; there are some I do like (For example, the Elder Scrolls series, Doom, Goldeneye, and most things Valve has released), but I don't really go out of my way for the genre.

Truth be told, I've never tried anything like Tropico; I know my bro-in-law loves SimCity, which I heard is similar :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on May 14, 2014, 03:04:44 pm
I traditionally love all SimCity games since the very first one I had on Amiga, but couldn't touch the most recent one due to its DRM.

Tropico 3 I really love for its political humour and music, but the 4th game was a let-down. They're about to release the 5th game this month, but knowing it's going to have again ~20 minuscule DLCs to for some dollars each is putting me off.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 14, 2014, 03:29:31 pm
Yeah. I miss the days when DLC was actually just an extra and didn't feel like it was absolutely required to properly play the game :\

These days, instead of feeling more like a nice bonus, it feels more like "you bought this football game for $60, and now you need to pay an additional $2.50 to have us inflate the ball so you can actually play, plus $15 to have goals, an additional $20 so you can actually control your character..."
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 14, 2014, 03:43:04 pm
@Pit: That's too bad; I was curious to hear what your take would be on the gender and relationship dynamics of Portal 2, if you got that far. I suppose there's no substitution for personal tastes, though. ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 14, 2014, 04:17:05 pm
@Bella: I have 2k setup at grandma's office, so after I get off work and if you're around, want to attempt co-op on Portal 2? :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 14, 2014, 04:26:39 pm
Sure. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on May 14, 2014, 10:45:58 pm
I don't own nor desire the ownership of any Half-Life game.  Full of consequences or not.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 15, 2014, 02:18:56 am
Bella and I just did Portal 2 co-op. Went surprisingly well; nothing like when Game Grumps did it ^^;;

Finished the first 2 sets of chambers; will likely tackle more at a later date :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 15, 2014, 03:02:18 am
That was a lot of fun and not at all as frustrating as I imagined it'd be. Thanks for being so patient with my occasional lack of coordination (and occasionally accidentally killing you). ^^;

Also HECK YEAH OLD APERTURE FACILITIES ... it's less spooky there with someone else, haha.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 15, 2014, 10:27:59 am
It's alright; we actually did screw up less than I anticipated ^^;;

Also, indeed -w-
(But could have benefited from more Cave Johnson)

EDIT: Just finished Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Now, aside from the expansions for the first game (Blue Shift and Opposing Force; currently playing the former), both of which are up for debate on if they're actually canon to the story, I now wait for Half-Life 3...which will likely be released alongside Diddy Kong Racing 2 and a new Guns 'N' Roses album.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on May 15, 2014, 08:01:43 pm
ah yes, the eternal wait for HL3.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 17, 2014, 01:25:08 am
Indeed.

So, I just beat Half-Life: Blue Shift. The ending was kinda anticlimactic, and the game had a lot of irritating bugs in it, but it wasn't too bad; for the $5 it costs on Steam, it's not bad, and ending aside I did feel satisfied with my purchase. I might just pick up Opposing Force sometime soon, since I've heard really good things about it and it's also only $5.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 24, 2014, 01:37:24 pm
So, Bella and I crashed into each other last night...in Portal 2 -w-;
I'm sorry; I had to say it xD

But, yeah. We finished the 3rd set of co-op tests; that one proved more difficult than last time, but we managed to get through. Also, there was the glorious moment of my quick thinking to use the flying cubes to take out the turrets; which was a spectacle to watch xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 24, 2014, 04:04:36 pm
After all this time, there's still something very satisfying about seeing turrets get knocked to their death. -w-

It was a lot of fun, even with the moments of "Wtf do we do now?" in that final test. ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 24, 2014, 04:13:27 pm
Indeed -w-

We'll have to do this again next Saturday; if I feel up to it and setup 2k at grandma's office :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 31, 2014, 04:10:17 pm
Pardon the double-post, but I have a question for the people who have played both Portal games.
Which do you think is the better ending song: Still Alive or Want You Gone?

I will admit that Want You Gone is objectively the better song, although it lacks the quirky charm that made Still Alive so popular.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on May 31, 2014, 05:27:11 pm
Just listened to both back-to-back and I still can't decide. ;___;

... though the change between GLaDOS's voice in the first and second games is really apparent when played like that. I still think the slow humanization of GLaDOS's voice over the course of the games was brilliant and creepy.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on May 31, 2014, 08:23:27 pm
I like Want You Gone better myself.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on June 01, 2014, 05:54:11 pm


Please tell me that one of you has played this game.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 01, 2014, 06:06:09 pm
I've honestly never heard of it, but being from Atlus, you have my interest; as I do (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboard_Kids) like a lot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_Arms) of the games they've released (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Megami_Tensei:_Persona_3) over the years (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_Dot_Game_Heroes).

On a note involving Portal, I now have every achievement for single-player mode :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 09, 2014, 12:08:28 pm
whoo!

recently got a new game for my iphone: Hiragana Pixel Party. (http://www.hiraganapixelparty.com/)
i've played 6 levels and i like it thus far, though it's a bit frustrating as i'm horrible at memory-match games and this one whips them out like Donkey and his Dong.
with that in mind, though, it's a good kind of frustrating, one that makes me want to play and play and play till i get a perfect score. which is good, since in that case it's going to help teach me all the hiragana.

on the bad frustrating side, it seems you have to pay to unlock all the missions (this could potentially mean you have to pay to unlock all the hiragana) and to unlock the katakana alphabet. fukkin' balls, but whatever, i'll enjoy the ride for the moment.


also waiting for both mum and dad to be out of the house at the same time so i can test-drive that ddr pad i bought. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 09, 2014, 02:39:14 pm
Niice ^^
Although sucks on that game requiring you to pay to unlock the rest of it :\

So, as mentioned in Topicless, I beat Ancient Empires. It's been a long journey...which I'll go over in the spoiler
[spoiler=(Challenge of the) Ancient Empires]Ah, yes; Ancient Empires. I've played this game off and on for nearly 20 years now; it all began with my dad introducing me to it on our old 486 desktop, circa '95.

It was unique among games I've played for the fact it was more action oriented; as you navigate the chambers, solving the puzzles, finding the artifact pieces while avoiding the various creatures within (Bats, snakes, spiders, a fire-breathing scorpion, etc.), and all you have to get through are 3 tools (High-jump shoes for when you need to jump higher, a miner's hat to activate light switches and temporarily stun some enemies, and a force field generator to briefly protect yourself if you're in a sticky situation). Once you find all the artifact pieces, you reassemble it (The game rewarding you with a brief description of the artifact), and then find the door into the Logic Puzzle room (Which you have 2 tries to solve the puzzle within; if you get it wrong twice, you have to start the chamber over again, while if you get it right on your first try, the game rewards you by refilling your health bar).

At the start, you have 4 caverns you can play in any order, with each one having 4 chambers and having a unique puzzle element to them; Near East introduces moving platforms and the various types of switches, Egypt introduces triangle mirrors (Which you use to direct the beam of light from your miner's hat to trip the light switches), India & China introducing conveyer belts, and Greece & Rome introducing coded panels and gongs depicting the Greek alphabet (You have to hit the gongs in the order displayed on the panel so it'll move out of the way). Once you complete those caverns, you're allowed entry into the final cavern: Ancient World, which incorporates all of the puzzle elements of the previous levels into what the game's intro calls "the ultimate challenge of the Ancient Empires".

Now with the basics of the game itself out of the way, my story. Dad had already finished the game twice over when he introduced me to it; once on each difficulty level (Explorer, which was the normal mode, and Expert, which is exactly what it says on the tin). For years, I wanted to do the same; although this proved difficult, as when the game would prompt me for the "Artifacts Disk" after beating chamber 1 of the Egypt level, I was confused and thought it was trying to install (I didn't know much about computers back then; just enough to be able to load my games unassisted). Then, in roughly '98, coinciding with the hard drive upgrade, mom put a strict ban on MS-DOS games for bullshit reasoning ("The computer is too advanced to run those old games now", when all that changed was the hard drive). It felt like my journey was over...

Jump forward to 2002; enter the 486 at grandma's bridal shop, which she gave me permission to use whenever I was over. I dug out my old DOS games, and began trying to play...although the 5.25-inch drive was nonfunctional, which left me with just the 3.5-inch disks to play the game. I began my quest anew; feeling the time was right. Unfortunately, I'd soon encounter another problem; the age of these disks, on top of being used so heavily over the years, catching up to them. I made it all the way to the Ancient World for the very first time...and once I completed the final logic puzzle, the game crashed with a Disk Read Error. For years after, I wondered what was on the other side of that door I went through, or if I'd ever get to find out.

Jump forward to 2005. I found an abandonware site that had the game for download, so I downloaded it and began to play it once more. At last, I got back to that part and went through that door; and was floored when I realized that yes, an educational game has a final boss. You stand before a giant jade statue that's shooting fireballs out of a series of orbs in its hands, and what you need to do to defeat it is written on the base of the statue ("Sound The Gong"). I defeated it, and at last saw the ending; which was some triumphant music as the statue shined and the orbs that the fireballs shot out of hatched into birds for some reason, followed by a message saying "Congratulations! Now try on Expert". So I did...but then Frankenstein V1's original hard drive gave out, cutting that short. But, I had the game downloaded, so it was a matter of reinstalling it and trying again.

When I got Asagi back in 2010, I setup DOSBox on her and Ancient Empires, and tried once more. I made it all the way through the game on Expert without much issue, but hit a snag when I got to the boss; now, its fireballs deal twice the damage they did before, and the game takes away any force fields you might have tried to save up beforehand, so two hits and you're dead. Likewise, strike the two gongs and the boss is defeated. I couldn't pull it off, and sadly, I lost my save file somewhere along the line

Jumping forward to 2014, nearly 20 years after I first played the game, I found myself with an urge to finish it at last. So, I setup DOSBox on 2k-tan the Desktop, setup Ancient Empires once more, and jumped right back in on Expert. Aside from a few snags, I plowed through it; tearing through the Ancient World last night with a few breaks in-between chambers. Finally, I got back to the boss, and managed to actually beat it this time; getting the true ending, as I jump onto a magic carpet and fly out of the pyramid as a crowd of people cheered, before flying off...and the game closes to the DOS prompt. Kinda disappointed they didn't have a credits roll or even a "Thank You For Playing" screen, but hey; a childhood dream was finally realized -w-[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 09, 2014, 03:22:59 pm
that was beautiful, man. ;v;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on June 09, 2014, 04:21:38 pm
In other news, Tomb Raider sequel and Sims 4 previewed at E3! :)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 09, 2014, 09:10:44 pm
Sims 4: Sims 3 II


TF2 in a Shellnut.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 10, 2014, 01:11:40 pm
that describes a lot of games, brosef.

.....why am i thinking of Animal Crossing. like, some horrible crossover of Animal Crossing and Rule of Rose or something.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 10, 2014, 01:17:17 pm
There was some Let's Play of Animal Crossing I heard about; where a guy made his own story around the game (Something about there being a dark side to the town underneath its happy, cheery cover). I'll try to find it again
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 10, 2014, 01:22:19 pm
do it do it do it. >:3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 11, 2014, 09:03:48 pm
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 11, 2014, 11:41:20 pm
sometimes you just gotta show em the light, mate.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 11, 2014, 11:59:24 pm

I'm a hundred percent sure I've explained the name before.

Better view
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 12, 2014, 12:04:36 am
nope.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 12, 2014, 01:19:12 pm

Sue me
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on June 12, 2014, 01:52:43 pm
Great game, lots of fun.

Have fun! I downloaded mine though cuz I wanted it on release.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on June 12, 2014, 02:33:30 pm
@Nej: Sweeeeeeet.

@Stew: Probably mentioned it before but that's one badass Heavy. :o
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 12, 2014, 02:33:53 pm
I need to get back to X, honestly -w-;;

So, two games I've been playing lately:

- Portal 2 (PC)
Besides the co-op maps with Bella, I've also played a few community maps on it. So far, Ms. Wheatley was confusing as hell (I got stumped on a bit where I needed to get a cube onto a button and then quickly get onto a rising platform to fling myself over to the portal gun. I couldn't pull it off; either I don't get to the platform quick enough, or the cube overshoots the button and ends up on the floor), Bigger From The Inside was a really neat one-shot (Aside from the main gimmick of the room you go into being bigger on the inside, the puzzle had a decent difficulty to it), and the first 2 episodes of Cosmogony are amazing (It's such a polished experience that it feels like something Valve would have created themselves. Honestly, if you try out any community maps, try out the first episode of this one).

- Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies To The Rescue (Dreamcast)
Laugh all you want, but this game is surprisingly good. It has its share of problems (The camera is a little wonky at points, the voice acting can be a bit annoying, and the game has a tendency to treat you like a moron by giving "hints" in the form of outright telling you what to do), but it manages to be a fairly solid Spyro clone. If you have a Dreamcast and find this for less than $5, I'd suggest checking it out. I mean, where else can you play as a dog that can spin dash like Sonic and FUS RO DAH with its bark?

EDIT: I found that Let's Play of Animal Crossing I mentioned earlier (http://lparchive.org/Animal-Crossing/)

EDIT2: I beat 102 Dalmatians. I'll be honest, the game does get very tiresome at around the half-way mark, but the final boss was honestly one of the most fun moments of the game; that was like a reward for how tedious the game became toward the end. Also, I found that muting the game's soundtrack and supplying your own music does improve the game somewhat; as I found that the Theme of E-102 Gamma from Sonic Adventure fit the final stage quite well, and oddly enough, the length of the credits is just right for you to listen to Still Alive and have it sync up.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 19, 2014, 02:54:12 pm
This is TF2 now.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 19, 2014, 05:24:00 pm
Best game ever -w-
(Also, is that a Femscout I see? :3)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on June 20, 2014, 12:33:51 am
Quote from: PentiumMMX on June 19, 2014, 05:24:00 pm
(Also, is that a Femscout I see? :3)


Looks like it. :o
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 20, 2014, 12:43:58 am
I've said before, two of my TF2 mods are the Fem!Scout model and DustOldRoses voice pak.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 20, 2014, 12:48:19 am
Cool :3
(I need to find some mods. I want one that replaces the Sentry with the Aperture Science Turret)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on June 22, 2014, 09:39:26 pm
do not play covetous
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 22, 2014, 11:12:01 pm
No clue what that is, so I'll just follow your advice -w-;;

So, I found myself playing the first Sonic Adventure again. Actually managed to get the final emblem on the first level of the game, which required beating the stage in under 2 minutes. I figured out a technique for it, courtesy of a speedrun video on YouTube (I couldn't pull off the crazy long-jumps they did, but I had a feel for how to make Sonic go faster)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on June 23, 2014, 11:28:47 am
Sonic Adventure sucks.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 23, 2014, 09:43:06 pm
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on June 23, 2014, 10:58:37 pm
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 26, 2014, 10:33:24 pm
LOL -w-;

So, here's a pic of my Dreamcast game collection (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Timey%20wimey%20stuff/100_7661.jpg~original), and a rundown on each item in the spoiler tag below:
[spoiler=Penti's Dreamcast Collection]In order from left to right, starting from the top row:

- Sonic Adventure (Complete in box)
Honestly, it's not right for me to own a Dreamcast and not own Sonic Adventure. I mean, it's not the best game ever by any stretch, and the voice acting is very cheesy, but the game has a certain charm to it that the second game onward failed to capture. I might have overpaid a little (I spent $25 on it at a game store I went to with Kari a few years back), but I honestly needed that game back, and Dreamcast stuff rarely pops up at the local Game-X-Change.

- Power Stone (Complete in box)
I've waited nearly 10 years to finally play this, from when I first heard of it from some old issues of Dreamcast magazine I have lying around somewhere. Now I have played it, and it's amazing. I'd love to check out the sequel, which expands the game to 4-player, but that one's so painfully expensive; costing upward of $50 on average ;_;

- ChuChu Rocket (European, complete in box)
Shortly after I obtained my second Dreamcast, in the color I wanted, I went down to Game-X-Change and saw they had some import Dreamcast games for sale for $1 each on a strict "all sales final" basis (Was some stuff they found in the back and wanted to clear out quickly). So, I have a European edition of ChuChu Rocket; which is a pretty fun puzzle game, made even more so if you can rope in other people to play with you for 4-player madness.

- Shenmue (Japanese, complete w\ soundtrack)
Obtained at the same time as ChuChu Rocket, Shenmue was one I bought simply because it was $1. I wouldn't mind tracking down the English version again and trying to play it, so I can understand the story.

- Sonic Adventure (With manual)
Yes, I own two copies of it. This one's actually a later print; which I'm trying to find out what the differences are.

- Toy Commander (With manual)
This is another one I've heard about for years. The concept sounded like Blast Corps set in a Toy Story \ Clockwork Knight type setting, which interested me. I admit, I haven't really gotten into it yet, but it seems promising :3

- Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (With manual)
I've mentioned this one before, so I'll keep it brief. It was kinda fun at first, but it gets tiresome very quickly...but the final boss was fun.

- PlanetWeb Internet Browser 3.0 (Complete)
This is the only thing from my original Dreamcast collection I didn't sell off when I got rid of everything; as I figured Game-X-Change couldn't take an old web browser in. A good call on my part; ever since PlanetWeb themselves went under around 2011 or so, this disc has become impossible to find. So, I treasure it even though nobody really seems to care about it; I found it worked fairly well when I still used it.

- Hydro Thunder (First edition, with manual)
I'll be honest, while the Dreamcast version is the most arcade-accurate version as far as graphics, I found it kinda "meh" as far as actual content compared to others; while PS1 had a career mode and N64 had 4-player split screen, Dreamcast didn't really get anything exclusive :\

- Star Wars: Episode I Racer (With manual)
Of all the things Star Wars: Episode I gave us, besides the badass that is Qui-Gon Jenn, there was pod racing. Of the games I played based on it, this one's probably the best; it has the high-speed gameplay of the N64 version but on a Dreamcast. Also, it was better than the PS2 remake; which was not bad, but just didn't feel right IMO.

- Walt Disney World: Magical Racing Tour (With manual)
This game I'm considering selling; I want to like it, but I can't push myself to play much more of it, because the drift mechanics it are some of the worst in any kart racing game I've ever played. I beat the first 2 tracks of its story mode before I finally gave up.

- Looney Tunes Space Race (With manual)
Now, this one's actually pretty good; it's a bit frustrating at points, but it actually feels right as far as controls, which draws me to it more than Disney Magical Racing. I will admit, the random bits of dialog do get tiresome after a while, but if you can get past it, it's not too bad of a game.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on June 27, 2014, 07:03:48 pm
Steam Summer Sale = time to buy all the games I've been meaning to play (that also work on OS X Snow Leopard).

Finally got around to buying Kentucky Route Zero ($18, which is a little more than I'd like to pay but it's still better than $24.99 or whatever the regular price is) and Psychonauts (I think I got that for $3.50 last week) ... and System Shock 2 (I wouldn't have gotten it if it wasn't so cheap [$1.50], since I still have to play the first game -- I downloaded it ages ago but never got around to it, as usual.) Even though it's Windows-only, would've bought Mirror's Edge last week if it didn't have such a high fuckin' processor requirement (seriously, 3+ GHZ for a five year old game?!)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 27, 2014, 07:11:55 pm
Indeed :\
Also, nice on Psychonauts. I bought it during a Steam sale years back, but haven't gotten around to it; I did play the first few levels of the Xbox version years back and enjoyed it :3

I meant to buy Skyrim while it was on sale, but I skipped on it in favor of getting Power Stone for Dreamcast. No regrets; that game is kickass -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 28, 2014, 09:10:45 pm
Did I say I got Borderlands 2?

I got Borderlands 2.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on June 29, 2014, 11:37:51 am
Borderlands 2 is grindy, but fun. See you in a week.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 29, 2014, 09:49:56 pm
You say "grindy" like it doesn't involve me pointing guns towards things and pulling the trigger 'til my SMG is empty then throwing it like a grenade.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 30, 2014, 01:51:34 am
So, I bought Goat Simulator during the Steam Summer Sale today. I love this game; it's so stupid it's fun -w-

EDIT: I also picked up Garry's Mod and Half-Life: Opposing Force
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on June 30, 2014, 06:13:20 pm
Also picked up Garry's Mod, this is either gonna be the best or worse $2.50 I've ever spent.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on June 30, 2014, 08:12:11 pm
Fuck, if everyone else is getting G-MOD so should I so we can all play The Hidden and TTT together~

Whenever it's on sale next I'll pick it up.  I have half the price thanks to selling stuff on the community market.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 02, 2014, 11:46:09 pm
DO IT. :D



Remember when i said this was gonna be the best $2.50 I've ever spent or the worse $2.50 i've ever spent?

Definitely the former.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 03, 2014, 12:01:02 am
I need to post some of the pics from me playing around with models I found for the duplicator. I flew around in a winged bathtub xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on July 03, 2014, 12:18:56 am

I'm sorry, what did we need Gmod for again?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 03, 2014, 12:44:00 am
I switched teams tonight to get in on a conga line.


LOOK AT THIS FUCKING DEATHCAM SHOT.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 04, 2014, 07:30:22 pm
>doom bots of doom

It's like Touhou all over again
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 09, 2014, 04:52:57 pm

Nothing like advertizing a console in a game you're playing on that very console right this instant.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 29, 2014, 11:30:29 am
Pardon the double post, but I finally got Aura Kingdom to work :3
...and shockingly enough, I did not name character Gardenia. Instead, we have Nichi2k; take 2 guesses who she's named after -w-

So far, not too bad; although I'm struggling with grasping the control scheme; which I imagine other 3D MMOs that don't have "Phantasy Star" in the title use ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on July 29, 2014, 12:14:50 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on July 29, 2014, 11:30:29 am
...and shockingly enough, I did not name character Gardenia. Instead, we have Nichi2k; take 2 guesses who she's named after -w-


I based one of my primary characters in WoW after her. She's a character I use only when I'm playing with family. They do not notice anything odd about her. of course it's hard to actually make the character look like her but i digress
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 29, 2014, 04:23:33 pm
Nice :3

I'll post pics of my MMO characters when I get off
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 30, 2014, 02:21:47 am
Portal 2 Co-Op ended up having all the nerve-wracking, shakey-handed, oh-god-how-am-i-going-to-complete-these-tests-EVERYTHING'S-GOING-TO-QUICKLY action that made me love (and repeatedly ragequit) the first game and that I really, really wanted in the second but never got. To be honest I feel like the coordination difficulty is somewhat overstated (Pent and I never had much trouble) though some of the challenges did require a high degree of dexterity / moving ones' ass quickly compared to the single-player game. (Though still nothing near as harrowing as the final chambers in the first game.)

Also (spoiler):
[spoiler]"GLADOS, SAVER OF HUMANS." -Me on the Co-Op ending.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 30, 2014, 10:32:05 am
Indeed :3
Also, agreed; there rarely was a puzzle on the second game's single-player that stumped me, while the first game did a few times.

Now, pics of my MMO characters (Well, Phantasy Star Online and MapleStory; I lack pics from Aura Kingdom or La Tale at the moment).

First up, Gardenia from Phantasy Star Online (FOnewearl w\ Red Ring Rico skin)


Next up, everyone on MapleStory; using a pic I assembled to have all 6 of my characters together in one place (Pardon the size)

Who's who:
- Kirk30 (Ice\Lightning Wizard)
- Th3Walrus (Dawn Warrior)
- Gardenia22 (Hunter)
- Penti-chan (Angelic Buster)
- Neo10k (Aran)
- Tsubaki22 (Dual Blade)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 10, 2014, 01:11:25 pm
funny that you should mention MMOs since i was going to mention them, lol. xD

gonna reinstall both Maplestory and La Tale soon, and also going to install Digimon Masters Online. -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on August 10, 2014, 02:24:06 pm
Actually i feel boring about leveling and Points allocation,making emblems is more funny than game itself
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 10, 2014, 02:27:42 pm
What game is that? Looks somehow familiar
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on August 10, 2014, 02:39:00 pm
call of duty:black ops2  ;)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 10, 2014, 02:42:35 pm
Ahh. I've seen some friends play it, but as far as multiplayer shooters, the only one I'm into somewhat is Team Fortress 2...which I really need to get back to playing -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on August 10, 2014, 02:59:14 pm
If Steam didn't self-delete the game file,TF2 wil be a wonderful game  :(
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on August 10, 2014, 06:43:16 pm
still 1000% hooked on Path of Exile
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on August 11, 2014, 03:55:50 am
It's been a long while since I played Path of Exile. I think I haven't played at all since Scion was released.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 30, 2014, 11:22:46 pm
ConSumo has to be the most addictively annoying mini game ever. >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on September 06, 2014, 09:13:17 pm
I finally got The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection to work. :D
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 06, 2014, 09:34:36 pm
woot woot! enjoy it, man. :3


(speaking of, my sis just got the sims 4. i just want to install the original sims again. xD )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 06, 2014, 11:57:57 pm
I heard Sims 4 is shit; like, dropping features present in Sims 3, and even some that date back to the original Sims; dumbing the game down to FarmVille levels :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on September 07, 2014, 10:33:00 am
holy shit it's fun as fuck

and so addicting

I also have access to the original Sims somewhere, as my mom used to enjoy playing it. I'm convinced that, with the actually rather small amount of work I had to put in to get the Sims 2 to work, it'll be pretty hard to get the original Sims to work, to say the least.

@Pent: I've heard a lot of the same stuff. I follow fans of the series on Tumblr (through coincidence: as one of those people actually told me about the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection) and I hear a lot of bad things.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 07, 2014, 10:58:10 am
Mmm :\
Sort of like the SimCity that came out last year

On a different note, I found myself revisiting Mega Man Battle Network. For as influential as the series was on my stories back about 10 years ago, I have never beaten any of them, so I decided to push onward and try to do just that; starting with the very first one. IDK if I can push through all 6 games with my sanity intact, but if I can at least see one of them through to the end, I'll be satisfied.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 08, 2014, 11:00:37 am
my sis was enjoying it. appearantly the graphics are updated, as is the interface; they've also made customization of the characters much more flexible (in many ways, huehue).

on the reverse, however, i noticed that most of the stuff you could put in (for like, walls, decks, etc) was pre-fab, so it may take some of the creativity out of building the houses. considering that was my favourite part (and i don't have the specs or desire to run it), i doubt i'll play. but she seems happy.


played some .hack//quarantine yesterday. noticed i'm actually very, VERY close to completing the item completion event (only about 100, 150 items left to go) so i might play some more tonight. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 08, 2014, 11:20:02 am
Nice :3

Likely going to play more MMBN later; left off half-way through the Waterworks network -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 08, 2014, 11:57:48 am
gl man. :0

the item event is getting doggedly frustrating mostly because there are a certain few items that i need to trade with people but they're never online ><;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on September 09, 2014, 07:25:42 am
i have such atrociously bad internet here at college that i am no longer able to be a hardcore gamer oh my go d
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on September 09, 2014, 09:47:46 am
I keep hearing stories about terrible school internet connections. Conspiracy to keep students from becoming distracted by gaming/streaming/downloading gigabytes of porn?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on September 09, 2014, 12:14:07 pm
Quote from: Bella on September 09, 2014, 09:47:46 am
downloading gigabytes of porn?


Wait, you mean school isn't for that?

On a more on-topic note, I am always thinking about the Sims. Kinda like how I felt about WoW many years ago.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 09, 2014, 01:16:06 pm
@Bella: I LOL'd -w-;
(Sounds like the connection I had on the airplane; it was good enough to check e-mail, go to FB \ OSC \ etc., but wasn't powerful enough for YouTube)

@Duko: I know the feeling. I often go through phases where I constantly think about one game because I'm playing it so much.

Still playing MMBN. Currently at the Power Plant network, often described as "that one level"...and upon seeing the gimmick this level has, I can see why. You're exploring a network in order to restore power to the building you're in, and as a result of the power being out, you have a timer of sorts in the form of your PET's battery; if the battery runs out, you're dead. Add on the fact you have to navigate your way through the network, while still fending off viruses and solving a series of puzzles, and you understand why so many fans hate this part. I'm going to try and push through this area in just a bit; being careful to constantly save just in case something goes wrong

EDIT: Actually, that bit wasn't quite as bad as I anticipated; I managed to make it through, only having issue with the boss fight at the end. Now, I'm just exploring the net, collecting upgrades, before I move on with the story
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 09, 2014, 09:13:17 pm
@bells: it's more about budget. typically, a college will pay a flat rate for internet per year and then hook a lan connection up to every dorm room via ethernet cable. sadly, during exams (or the dog days of winter), basically EVERYONE spends their time online......while at home, this may mean anywhere from 2-5 or so people, when you have about 200-300 students per dorm.....

typically, those who can afford it or value their time/sanity pay for private connections. s'what my friend mel and he roommate sarah did, with the help of mel's parents. bonus points since mel got to take the clear (the internet provider/router) with her when she went up to her grandparents' in maine. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 12, 2014, 06:03:12 pm
>looks up info on characters in new Smash Bros
>Dr. Mario is back
Dr. Mario is back

[fangirling intensifies]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 12, 2014, 09:44:52 pm
i don't know how that works but i dig it. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 12, 2014, 09:49:36 pm
Dr. Mario was my main on Melee, and I was pissed off that they not only removed him in Brawl but also ruined normal Mario's moveset. Now, at long last, the Doc is back in -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 12, 2014, 09:51:33 pm
does he bludgeon people with a giant pill....?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 12, 2014, 09:52:52 pm
He fights like Mario, but swap the fireball special move for throwing pills -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 12, 2014, 10:34:37 pm
so he does this instead. (http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=242)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 13, 2014, 12:28:20 pm
Indeed LOL

I have my Wii U on layaway, so now I just get it paid off, and then wait for Smash Bros. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 13, 2014, 01:32:16 pm
have fun, man. report in on if it rocks or sucks. -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 14, 2014, 01:04:12 am
Dr.Mario was also one of my favorite characters to play as in Melee! I've only played Brawl once, and forgot he was removed in that game. Congrats on getting a Wii U, Pentium!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on September 14, 2014, 02:27:05 am
I was a huge smash player back in the day, I am super ready!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 14, 2014, 10:59:22 am
@Aurora: Thanks ^^
Also, good to know we have another Dr. Mario player among us *high-five*

So, last night I downloaded the demo of the 3DS version; which I received an advance code for via Club Nintendo. Compared to the public demo that comes out next week, which only allows you to load it up 30 times before it locks you out, the Club Nintendo edition of the demo allows you to play as many times as you want, and you can do local multiplayer with friends that also have the demo. You're offered a selection of 5 playable characters (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Animal Crossing Villager, and Mega Man), with only one stage available (Battlefield; one of the more basic stages, and a mainstay of the series since the first game).

So far, I've played as Mario and Mega Man; really liking the latter so far, as his moveset consists of the various abilities of his from the series (Such as the Leaf Shield and Metal Blades from MM2, and I was surprised to see he has the Top Spin from MM3). Also, his final smash is amazing; if you catch your foes in the ball of energy you fire off, they get pulled inside...as the other variations of Mega Man from the various side-series (Featuring representation for X, Legends, Battle Network, and Star Force) join in for a massive attack. Besides the sheer awesomeness of seeing that attack, there was the fact that I was genuinely surprised to see Legends receive representation; given the fiasco surrounding Capcom's treatment of the unreleased 3rd game in the series...but that's beside the point. So far, this looks to be a game I will pick up when it comes out -w-

On a semi-related note, I did beat the first Mega Man Battle Network last night. Details in the spoiler, to separate this from the Smash Bros. talk:
[spoiler=Mega Man Battle Network (GBA)]To be honest, it was definitely easier than the 3rd game (Which I had years ago, but never got to finish); only part I struggled with was during the very final part of the game, where the game locks out your save feature, leaving you to survive against 2 bosses, and any basic enemies you might encounter, in one shot. Thankfully, this game is more forgiving than its successors, in that your health is refilled between battles.

Now, I think I'll continue my quest through the series with the second. I've heard a lot of good things about that one, but haven't played much of it. Only other one I've at least played a little of is 4; hated by fans, but I don't remember it being that bad...but I suppose I'll find out when I get that far[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 15, 2014, 03:27:59 pm
kickass, man, it sounds badass. i wish you could get footage, lol. xD


on an unrelated note, seems Arty is mildly interested in learning how to play Hanafuda. i am more than willing to oblige, so i think by sunday, i'll throw together a visual guide and try to teach her before D&D. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 15, 2014, 05:21:00 pm
Found a video of it. Behold the awesome (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNqmMFtn6Aw)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on September 15, 2014, 08:57:01 pm
REINSTALL ALL THE THINGS
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 16, 2014, 02:25:45 pm
GOOD LUCK

ALSO HAPPY 69TH PAGE WHOO SEX GAMES
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on September 17, 2014, 01:30:45 am


Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 17, 2014, 01:33:14 am
feels good, doesn't it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on September 18, 2014, 12:51:08 am
Current Primary Loadouts:

Rage-Induing Beggar's Bazooka (Unusual Wearing Players Killed, Kills During Victory Time, Killstreaks Ended), Gore-Spattered Battalion's Backup, Somewhat Threatening Equalizer, Epic Fancy Dress Uniform




REVENNNNGE


Dominated their top player who had lead a lame Demospam charge for a map and a half before I switched to Soldier, backed up by a friend on medic, then tore his shit to part.  Not pictured is the fact that we capped both their courtyard and last after I wiped them off the mid point solo.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on September 18, 2014, 02:53:20 pm
Just to bring you all up to speed on what games I've been playing.

1. Shovel Knight. A fantastic indie platformer with the right balance of difficulty, very smooth controls, great soundtrack and lots of fun to be had. Available on the Wii U, 3DS, and PC.
2. Summoners War. Think of this as the odd love child of .hack and Pokémon with a pinch of TF2, due to the third being free to download and having a crap ton of events going on. You can get it from the App Store or Google Play for PC, Andriod and Apple devices.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 18, 2014, 03:48:15 pm
I have played Shovel Knight on a friend's PC. Normally, I don't like platformer games, because I'm bad at coordinating and timing jumps, but I was actually fine playing this one, and I think it does have that right balance of difficulty to it. :)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 18, 2014, 04:07:56 pm
sounds cool, yo.

@spence: can you get some screencaps of Summoners War? it sounds....interesting.

@stew: i am enjoying those builds and weapons. you WOULD play a mountee. -w-

also their top player sounds like an anti-strategical bitch. >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 19, 2014, 01:18:01 am
@Spence: That's a game a friend of mine told me I should download when I get my Wii U out of layaway :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 29, 2014, 10:00:45 pm
Pardon the double post, but I have a question for everyone:

Have you ever spent a long period of time in a game attempting to do something, only to later discover a quicker and far easier way to do it?

Talking with my sister earlier, she brought up an instance like that with Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. The only soul she had left to obtain was the Iron Golem; which had 9999HP and defense so high that most every attack hit for 1 point of damage. Desperate to get that soul, she and I went tag-team to try and take this golem down; when she was at work and I had nothing to do between chores, I'd help whittle away its HP. Working like this, after 2 weeks straight of leaving her GBA on and plugged into the wall, we finally defeated the golem...but we somehow didn't get the soul for it.

We were about to attempt again, when I decided to go reload on potions, and also talk to Mina (The main character's girlfriend; whom often gives advice)...when she mentioned "some enemies can be defeated more easily by finding a way to swap their HP and MP". Realizing I have just the soul for that (Killer Mantle; or "The Blanket", as my sister and I nicknamed it), I went up to Iron Golem and whipped it with the blanket...and watched it die in 1 hit. My sister was in disbelief when we found out how simple the solution to our problem was; as she finally obtained that soul and obtained 100% completion.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on October 20, 2014, 10:22:43 pm
Winter is coming



I absolutely did not earn that.


SNIPIN'S A GOOD JOB MATE
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 22, 2014, 12:53:11 pm
I like the Pocket Heavy :3

So, I just beat Super Mario 3D World. There's still a lot of post-game stuff I can do (Bonus levels, going back to older levels to get all the items, etc.), but otherwise, it's the first game I've beaten on my Wii U. Also, that final battle with Bowser was cool; he's chasing you up a tower, and during the final leg, he makes use of the Double Cherry to have several clones of himself popping out of walls to try and attack you.

Also, I unlocked all the characters on Super Smash Bros. 3DS. Still need to finish playing through Classic as everyone, but I'm trying to take it slow now; so I don't get burned out before the Wii U version comes out next month.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 10, 2014, 02:36:55 pm
Latest from TF2:







I must go now

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 12, 2014, 04:25:56 am
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Dead or Alive: Dimensions
BIT .TRIP SAGA
Bakugan: Battle Brawlers
Megaman 3
Megaman Xtreme
Bike Rider DX
3D Sonic the Hedgehog

obvs some are eshop downloads
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on November 12, 2014, 08:44:45 am
new wow expansion tomorrow

excited even though I'm not doing the new things quite yet
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 12, 2014, 05:41:51 pm
if Tereby has a wireless card, i plan on getting a Steam, especially since it turns out i can run La Tale through it. ^^

if she doesn't have a wireless card, i'm going to get her one and THEN get a steam.

TL;DR: i'm getting a steam.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 12, 2014, 10:12:18 pm

WE ARE IN A WORLD OF MAGIC
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 12, 2014, 10:29:46 pm
@Stew: Best name ever xDD
(Reminds me of a custom sword I had on Phantasy Star Online; which I named "TIT SWORD"; after the amusing abbreviation of "Titanium Sword" used in the original Phantasy Star -w-; )

@Kari: When you have a Steam, you can friend me :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on November 12, 2014, 11:01:46 pm
Reminds me of a character I saw on WoW once.

Aß.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 13, 2014, 04:18:28 pm
i'm sure bells appreciates the tribute to her in the form of a baby-got-back named rocket launcher.

@pent: don't worry, i plan to. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 14, 2014, 02:11:09 am
She approved it or it wouldn't exist.

I'll get you your first hat fix if you decide to try TF2, Kari.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2014, 02:21:27 am
danke, but as it turns out it'll actually be awhile. i grossly overestimated the capabilities of Tereby.

on the upside, i grossly UNDERestimated the capabilities of Loly, so i'ma pour my time/money/efforts into creating the sweetest motherfucking gaming laptop the world ever saw.

or at least something that can run La Tale.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 14, 2014, 07:48:02 am
:3
Nice

EDIT: One week until Smash Bros. for Wii U -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on November 14, 2014, 08:34:46 am
My server went offline for a bit last night, and it was the only server to do so, and it was definitely overpopulation

it didn't even have that reputation before

fml
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 14, 2014, 08:38:00 am
@Duko: I had that happen once on MapleStory; there was some event going on, and the server I played on went down :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on November 14, 2014, 08:43:45 am
I tried to get on, and I was put in a queue that went into the thousands.

I was told I'd have to wait, on average, two hours to get in. Less than two hours later, the server crashes.

Thankfully, I said "fuck the queue" and left before it crashed.

If it had crashed while I was in the queue, I would have been pissed.

Edit: I've been waiting since 4:30 PM EST to get in the game. I'm 1002nd in the queue (starting at 4000-something) at 9:30 PM EST.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2014, 11:03:55 pm
you're playing WoW, right? my sister was having that problem yesterday and she was on a damn RP server. something like a 92-minute wait just to get in. >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on November 14, 2014, 11:29:20 pm
Would that server be Wyrmrest Accord by any chance? That's the server I'm trying to get into.

I'm still waiting after seven hours, for the record. I am currently 95th.

Edit: after approximately seven and a quarter hours

I have gotten access

to the server
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 16, 2014, 03:37:00 pm
@Duko: Yay! ^^
(Although I'm now reminded of when I downloaded Phantasy Star Online over a dial-up connection. It took ages...but it was worth it, so I could continue playing after the Dreamcast servers died)

So, here I am; less than a week to go until Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I really hope my work (Well, soon to be former work) gets in the Gamecube Controller bundle.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on November 16, 2014, 03:47:58 pm
Trust me: It was worth the wait. Now I have a level 93 Monk.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 18, 2014, 11:23:19 am
noice, man. and i think she plays in Silvermoon or something like that. all the servers were clogged that day. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on November 18, 2014, 12:12:11 pm
I have Level 81 sideburns
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 18, 2014, 12:30:03 pm
Tom Baker Scarf = autowin -w-

So, I recently revisited Scott Pilgrim: The Game...and actually managed to beat Gideon's second form without using the Sword of Love (Which I lost early into the fight. Even at level 16 with maxed out stats, it felt like an accomplishment to actually pull that off)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on November 19, 2014, 05:22:50 am
@Kari: Ah. I mentioned my server because it's one of the higher population RP servers, hence the really fucking long queue.

But yeah, it was ridiculous. The server I started out on when I was first playing in 2008 (Drenden) is practically a dead server, and it had a queue. Not a seven hour queue, but a queue nonetheless. As did my friend's server (The Underbog), which is actually dead.

Thankfully it's starting to get better. I heard there wasn't a queue on my server last night.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 19, 2014, 11:55:02 am
yeah, as updates pass the flow tends to even out. didn't this happen the last time there was a big update?

@pent: kickasssss. reminds me a bit of hearing about Jon (sis's friend) beat Skeith (.hack boss) at level 19, just barely. (of course, he was dumb, you were epic. =w=;; )

@stew: snaaaazzzzy.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on November 19, 2014, 12:17:38 pm
Yes, but I don't recall it being as bad.

Probably because this is the first expansion (Blizzard's term for big update) that I can jump in from the start.

And so with the expansion before this one, all I wanted was to play the shiny new class, which I needed the expansion to play and didn't get for a week because I really wanted the physical copy.

The Collectors Edition of it, actually.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 20, 2014, 05:38:47 pm
Nice :3

So, since Gamestop is sold out of the controller adapter, I decided to order the Hori Battle Pad on Amazon; which gives me a Gamecube-like controller that can function as a Classic Controller Pro. Now, while I wait for the game (Still on the fence about going at midnight to get it), I play Brawl Project M, in Turbo Mode...which is like if Melee and Marvel vs. Capcom had a child (It's very fast-paced and intense >:3)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 25, 2014, 11:56:27 pm
Pardon the double-post, but I felt like showing off my custom characters for Smash Bros. on 3DS\Wii U:

- Penti-chan (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0003.jpg~original)
This is yours truly, in Mii form. There's a certain charm about a character fighting while making the :3 face

- Dick Poop (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0013.jpg~original) (in-game: Dirk Puup)
Named after Dick Poop; as featured in many of Joel's wresting game livestreams on Vinesauce. Remember: Nothing stops the rotation.

- Chie Satonaka (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0014.jpg~original)
Based on the character of the same name, from Persona 4. The Carnivore Who's Discarded Womanhood enters the world of Nintendo -w-

- Generico (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0012.jpg~original)
Created for the sake of having at least one character for each class, I created a rather goofy-looking generic male Mii; whom came to be known as the "other super fighting robot".

- The Mario (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0004.jpg~original)
Based off a Mii I obtained off the old "Check Mii Out Channel" on the original Wii, he was transferred in and became...this, which looked alright on 3DS but I found myself laughing when I took a look at him on the Wii U. He honestly reminds me of the Burger King xD

- Weegee (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0017.jpg~original)
He's the other Mii I obtained from the "Check Mii Out Channel" when it was still active. Honestly, the "sunglasses as mustache" trick looked fine on the Wii, but on Wii U it didn't translate very well; making him look strange (The Luigi cap covering his eyes was added just to make him that much more amusing -w-; )

- Waluigi (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0005.jpg~original)
You can blame Duko for being the inspiration for making Waluigi into a playable character; as a result of the "Super Smash Waluigi for Wah U" pic she posted (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=149.msg165544#msg165544). You expected a normal Mii? Too bad; Waluigi time!

- Joel (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0019.jpg~original)
Based on the guy that created Dick Poop, and one of my favorite people on Vinesauce. He's not too different from you or me.

- Kim Pine (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0022.jpg~original)
Obviously, based on my favorite Scott Pilgrim character. Sadly, she can't sneeze a Hadouken in this game.

- Därk Pénti (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0020.jpg~original)
Created partially to serve as a mirror universe counterpart to Penti-chan, and partially as a parody of Dark Pit. Her name has a random umlaut to make it more metal \m/

- Mayro (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Super%20Smash%20Bros%20for%20Wii%20U/HNI_0018.jpg~original)
My Mario Amiibo; created as a tribute to my SSB64 days (Which I played a lot of Team Battle matches on Green Team, as Mario; resulting in the above color scheme), and with the name originating from a fan-made knock-off of Mario Kart that Vinny played one time (Supra Mayro Kratt) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxYKu_lkY_4)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 26, 2014, 12:49:04 am
hahaha, love it! if you ever come here we have a rather fashionable mii we named Oxana that was sniped from the international Check Mii Out (her creator was somewhere in japan, i think). she'd translate well to Palutena's style, methinks, if that can be a thing.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 26, 2014, 12:59:45 am
There's sadly only 3 styles to choose from: Brawler (Dick Poop), Gunner (Generico), and Swordsman (Penti-chan). I would have liked a greater variety, but it's good for what it is -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 27, 2014, 01:49:34 pm
bah. well, if they ever update, Oxana is yours.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on December 02, 2014, 02:57:39 pm
That Waluigi is badass. *nods*

In other news, I have decided to get The Sims 3. And the expansion packs.

It'll be a birthday present and a Christmas present.

As a result, I'm actually quite glad that I have a birthday close to Christmas.

As a result of it being a birthday present, I'll have it in just over a week.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 02, 2014, 03:43:57 pm
yeeeeey~

enjoy the less-retardurdurdur AI that power the little humanoid death machines!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 03, 2014, 02:50:11 am
@Duko: Thanks :3
Also, nice; I've heard a lot of people say Sims 3 is better than 4

So, listening to the Kirby 64 soundtrack has lead to me thinking back on my history with the game.

I have a unique history with my copy of it, in that this is the copy I rented from Movie Gallery many years ago. I remember just before Christmas in 2002 I believe, I was given some money as a gift and caught wind that Movie Gallery was clearing out their rental N64 games in a buy 2 get 1 free sale. Sadly, I didn't have enough money to buy Paper Mario, and both Zeldas were long gone, but I was able to obtain Kirby 64...for free. My sister and I put our money together to get Pokemon Puzzle League and Bust-A-Move '99, and I managed to convince her to let me get Kirby as the free game...and amusingly, the only one of the games that did work was Kirby, so we returned the other two and got a refund, with the store either not noticing or not caring that we kept Kirby. (Although, we'd later obtain a working copy of Bust-A-Move, but that's another story)

As for the game itself, it's one of those games where I loved it so much I did nearly everything possible in it; finished the main story, obtained all 200 crystal shards, obtained all the Enemy Info cards, and played several of the minigames (Unlocking up to Hard mode on 100-Meter Hop and Bumpercrop Bump, and up to Expert on Checkerboard Chase; my favorite of the 3). Even revisiting it years later, it's still very much enjoyable :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on December 03, 2014, 05:18:30 am
Quote from: PentiumMMX on December 03, 2014, 02:50:11 am
Also, nice; I've heard a lot of people say Sims 3 is better than 4


I've seen comparisons between the two games, and I felt that Sims 3 is far better suited to my needs than it's sequel.

When I told my dad that I want to get the Sims 3 for my birthday, my brother asked why I didn't want 4. From the looks of it, the Sims 4 is a downgrade, and not worth the 50 bucks on Origin compared to the $20 for the Sima 3 and an expansion. I plan to spend about $60-80-100 on the expansions I feel that I want, though all of the expansions are about $200 if you get the maximum amount of expansion bundles, and $240 if you buy the game and the expansions without any bundling.

As you can tell, this gets expensive. I do not want all of the expansions either, which is good because my parents are not rich.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on December 03, 2014, 07:54:14 pm
@winduko:Agree,the sim4 is a reject ,it even didn't have the swimming pool at the first edition
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 03, 2014, 08:29:02 pm
my sister has it, but only because she gets every sims product ever.

much like D&D, the sims seems to have tweaked one too many things in their "upgrade" to 4, an "upgrade" that technically wasn't really necessary. i suppose if they work out the bugs it won't be as bad; according to my sis they upgraded the AI and the facial motions. they also have done a lot with skin, eye, and hair tone, meaning the range is much more diverse than it was. you can also customize the decks, pools, etc now rather than working with set standards. they function the same way as walls and fences, where you click and drag.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on December 03, 2014, 10:46:58 pm
Quote from: sks963 on December 03, 2014, 07:54:14 pm
@winduko:Agree,the sim4 is a reject ,it even didn't have the swimming pool at the first edition


I know. I find the idea of Sims swimming to be immensely important for some reason. I also find toddlers important. Both are good reasons why I chose 3 over 4.

Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 03, 2014, 08:29:02 pm
much like D&D, the sims seems to have tweaked one too many things in their "upgrade" to 4, an "upgrade" that technically wasn't really necessary. i suppose if they work out the bugs it won't be as bad; according to my sis they upgraded the AI and the facial motions. they also have done a lot with skin, eye, and hair tone, meaning the range is much more diverse than it was. you can also customize the decks, pools, etc now rather than working with set standards. they function the same way as walls and fences, where you click and drag.


That's good, but I know that there are some hair colours I know that I want, but can't have in 4, while I can have them in 3.

Honestly, the colour picking of hair colour and (?) skin colour is definitely a major reason why I chose 3 over 4. The open world is another reason.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 03, 2014, 11:16:52 pm
Another reason why 3 is better than 4 is the fan-made violence mod (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qpBRf6XNf8&list=UUllm3HivMERwu2x2Sjz5EIg), among other things -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 04, 2014, 02:52:02 am
i died a little inside when i saw that, pent. the rest of me was laughing so hard i'm in tears now. also RIP kirby.

EDIT: also, nice story. if i recall i think my copy of paperboy was sourced from the local video store, and my copy of Bust-a-Move 99 (while not from the local one) was also from the chain. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on December 04, 2014, 05:44:44 am
I need that violence mod. I can use it in many ways.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Krizonar on December 04, 2014, 08:52:44 am
http://puu.sh/dgCD6.mov

No comment.
I think my enemy was a potato.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 04, 2014, 01:01:48 pm
i see. also, i see that you linked a video i had to download because i tried to open it in a new tab and that just wasn't working.

@kodomo: OS-tan battle to the death?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on December 04, 2014, 03:38:37 pm
Hell yeah. I like me some Sim fights. Especially some OS-Sim fights.

In The Sims 2, more often than not, 2k and XP would fight. Only those two fought, for some reason. Even when I had 95 and System 7 potentially interacting. This is before I realized I was god in that game, and I could make them fight. 2k and XP fighting on their own is amusing though.

Part of the reason why I want 3 is because it's the only Sims game with the open world, which would allow OS-Sims of all kinds to interact. Fights of all kinds happen as a result.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on December 04, 2014, 04:55:34 pm
What I've been playing lately: Smash on the 3DS. That is all. Also, I want the Wii U version sooooooooooooooo bad right now.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 04, 2014, 11:33:43 pm
i want to play goat simulator so badly. Steam Train demands it.

also Steve has gotten me into grumps. like, i'm watching it of my own free will now. guess i'll have to get him into korean pop as revenge.

@kodomo: if you can video capture this, i see the beginning of a beautiful web series.
@spence: another smasher! pent plays and so does my boyfriend, Steve. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on December 05, 2014, 11:48:03 am
How actually convenient. I was planning on making some kind of machinima or web comic about the OS-Sims.

I'll get some kind of pilot episode planned. If anyone has fights they wish to see, let me know. There is actually an email just for this at operatingsystemsims@gmail.com

Edit: I don't actually give a damn if you send it there or not. Just as long as you know I'll see it, it can be sent to that email address (realadult98@outlook.com) I used to access the Windows Store on my phone and I won't give a crap.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on December 06, 2014, 04:50:33 am
haven't played video games in a while actually
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on December 08, 2014, 06:09:44 am
SE:look!the final fantasy7 really return on PS4,no thanks!hahahaahahhahaah
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 08, 2014, 09:17:51 pm
SK: if i understand you correctly, you're laughing at Final Fantasy 7 coming to PS4. and i agree. the idea is stupid. (no one messes with my old school characters. >>;; )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 08, 2014, 09:50:39 pm
Indeed; I generally don't have a problem with remakes*, but they really shouldn't remake FF7, or FF6 for that matter.
*There are exceptions, such as Diddy Kong Racing DS (Which was an unholy abomination that killed my respect for Rare as a developer) or Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_Genesis) (An absolute trainwreck of a port, that doesn't even manage to be so bad it's unintentionally hilarious like its counterpart, Sonic '06)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on December 09, 2014, 08:50:19 am
(http://s48.photobucket.com/user/sks963/media/Mobile%20Uploads/LoveTieba_635536141630998609_zps729c7780.jpg.html)

(http://s48.photobucket.com/user/sks963/media/Mobile%20Uploads/LoveTieba_635536140926019532_zps4005ce78.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 09, 2014, 11:54:07 am
One could argue it's lazy of them to just upscale the PS1 version and put it on PS4, but TBH, after the 30-car pileup that is most every new Final Fantasy game from the past 10 years, I think it's best they don't try to remake it and instead just put the PS1 version on PS4 :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 09, 2014, 07:27:45 pm
they aren't even upscaling the PS1 version.

IT'S THE PC ONE.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 09, 2014, 10:31:13 pm
Mmm. PS3 version is better; as is a 1:1 port of the original PS1 version -w-
(You can even carry your save files between the two; like if you start on PS3, you can move your file to a PS1 memory card and continue on a PS1, or vice versa)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 10, 2014, 12:58:30 am
leave it to sony to turn into microsoft. making a worse console than the one before it
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on December 10, 2014, 10:42:44 pm
Woo Sims 3, I got it earlier this morning, but I only got around to playing it

Now for some OS Sims.

When I get finished with making them.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 11, 2014, 12:39:19 am
good luck making them non-derpy! xD

(maaaan, bro, if only you could import MMD models into the sims.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 11, 2014, 07:03:01 pm
Did I mention Valkyria Chronicles finally came out on PC?  Because it did and no one told me either.


It's coming.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 11, 2014, 09:16:11 pm
whatisthisidon'teven---

also contemplating getting an emulator to play bootleg japanese games. including Imadoki Bloody Bride.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 11, 2014, 11:19:42 pm
I have Demonophobia.  Does anyone want to play Demonophobia?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 12, 2014, 12:04:45 am
What's a Demonophobia?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 12, 2014, 02:11:17 am
sounds badass. if i can run it i'm in.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 12, 2014, 07:45:45 pm
I, uh, was kidding.... I don't think Demonophobia is anyone on OSC's thing.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 12, 2014, 10:19:18 pm
WELL NOW YOU'VE GOT OUR ATTENTION, SO AT LEAST TELL US WHAT IT IS, MAN
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on December 13, 2014, 12:49:34 am
Demonophobia had been ready on steam?? :o
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on December 14, 2014, 11:25:21 am
Megaman Battle Network 5
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 14, 2014, 09:59:56 pm
Demonophobia is not on Steam.

Its TV Tropes page was removed because it was classed as a porn game.... If you masturbate to Demonophobia there's almost certainly something wrong with you.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 16, 2014, 02:05:52 am
great, now i HAVE to search for it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 17, 2014, 03:00:37 pm
IDK if I should look that up or not -w-;;

So, I just rebought Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. I missed that game ;_;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 17, 2014, 08:33:02 pm
nice, man. the way you described it it sounds fun even IF babysitting a bitch is a bitch.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 17, 2014, 10:12:18 pm
Indeed; putting aside having to keep up with Baby Mario, it's easily one of the best platform games of the era, alongside Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Donkey Kong Country 2 -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 18, 2014, 12:50:06 am
my mind read that too fast so i was starting to read it as Sonic Knuckles Country 3.

Steve (and Pent, to a lesser extent) have gotten me into watching Game Grumps. however, being that i barely ever log into my youtube account, i'm not going in order of time, but rather just picking a game and following it. Watched their first review of Goat Simulator (still need to see the second) and am on part 8/20 of Katamari Damacy. they're doing We <3 Katamari atm so once i'm done Damacy i'll start looking at their newer videos.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 18, 2014, 01:17:14 am
:3
Be sure to check out their playthrough of Goof Troop; it's a classic from the JonTron era

Also, I LOL'd at Sonic Knuckles Country 3, and am now picturing DKC3 but with Sonic and Knuckles in place of Dixie and Kiddie -w-;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 18, 2014, 02:40:55 am
Steve recommended i check out some JonTron stuff, so thanks for the recommendation.


also, that needs to be a thing. xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 18, 2014, 09:40:45 pm
YECH (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V33E3w4Cd04)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 19, 2014, 01:06:32 pm
@Stew: Nicely played xD

@Kari: No problem :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 19, 2014, 03:17:02 pm
So this is my first Steam Sale having a reasonably powerful Windows-capable computer (on the way)........

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 19, 2014, 05:09:24 pm
@Bella: Welcome to the Steam. I still have games I've yet to play from previous sales -w-;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 20, 2014, 01:31:49 am
I'm only getting two so far.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 20, 2014, 12:19:10 pm
There are some that have my interest, but they go off sale before my trip :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2014, 05:13:26 pm
all of this means nothing to me given neither of my computers are strong enough for steam-powered ;v;

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: SoldierSpence on December 21, 2014, 09:07:45 am
*gives Choco a hug*
In other news, I've been playing Omega Ruby as of late with a bit Just Cause 2.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 21, 2014, 09:59:22 am
@Kari: Soon enough, you too can experience Steam; either when Loly is back up or I bring 2k up there :3

@Spence: Cool :3
Lately I've mostly played Kirby's Dream Land 3, although I do have Persona Q waiting to be played...and this nagging in the back of my head that I should pack up my Wii U, setup my PS2 again, and finally finish Persona 3 FES -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on December 22, 2014, 04:48:49 am
Finally finished,i won't buy any game in this holiday sale.Love you,trading crads and backgrounds~
(http://s48.photobucket.com/user/sks963/media/65E068079898_zpsc610b31e.png.html)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 23, 2014, 02:08:14 am
oooo.....your background is gorgeous. *__*


if i can get the GODDANG wireless card working, i'ma install Steam on Softy. :>

EDIT:

only replace shuvel with steam
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 24, 2014, 04:15:02 pm
@Kari: Yay! ^^

I've just setup my PS2 again, and plan to finish Persona 3 soon
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 25, 2014, 08:25:24 pm
pent has informed me that Steam won't allow you to import La Tale accounts

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on December 26, 2014, 10:34:07 am
I HAVE GMOD.

QUICK, LET'S ALL PLAY MURDER OR TTT.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 26, 2014, 11:19:13 am
GROUP GAME OF GOAT SIMULATOR
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 26, 2014, 11:46:30 am
@Stew: Fuck yeah >:3

I recently bought, and beat, DLC Quest. For the $1 I paid for it, it was worth it for some good laughs and a couple of hours of gameplay -w-;

EDIT: So, this quest I'm doing in MapleStory...implied lesbian relationship between Gardenia (Yours truly) and Cygnus (NPC from this quest) xD
Also, the quest opens up with an anime style intro, and unlike Phantasy Star Universe, is not taking itself too seriously. This really makes me want to write another MapleStory story, based around some of the ideas from this quest  -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on December 28, 2014, 12:30:02 am
Quote from: stewartsage on December 26, 2014, 10:34:07 am
I HAVE GMOD.

QUICK, LET'S ALL PLAY MURDER OR TTT.

Im really no good at such inference game mode  :(
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on December 29, 2014, 08:39:43 am
sanic hureos
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 29, 2014, 11:54:40 am
@Leaf: I remember talking with one of my cousins about Sonic Heroes when it first came out...and I clearly remember typing too fast, causing me to call it "Sonic Herpes" -w-;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 29, 2014, 12:42:20 pm
WHOO STDS GOTTA CATCH EM ALL


i have a steam but little plans on what to do with it. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 29, 2014, 02:18:44 pm
@Kari: I nearly gifted Portal 2 to you...but remembered you haven't played the first one, so it'd be pointless :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 29, 2014, 06:11:51 pm
i wouldn't have minded it. and i'm thinking about getting Jet Set Radio.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 29, 2014, 06:13:57 pm
Ooh. I've considered that one, as well *w*
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 29, 2014, 09:46:42 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 29, 2014, 12:42:20 pm
i have a steam but little plans on what to do with it. :\


You can add me as a friend, for starters. :P

Also go play Portal & Portal 2 when you have the chance, you won't regret it!

I played a little Kentucky Route 0 the other day (or as I like to call it, "Four Dimensional Appalachia & Driving Simulator 2014"), ended up not being able to figure my way out of the Museum of Dwellings, and gave up............. this is why it takes me so long to get through games.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 29, 2014, 10:24:44 pm
I know the feeling; sometimes I get a game, play it for a little bit, but end up putting it down for one reason or another, like with the HD Remix of the first Kingdom Hearts.

I can't get past the fact they fucked the controls to appease the whiny brats that couldn't comprehend using the L and R buttons to adjust the camera, resulting in no way to navigate the side menu while moving because the right analog stick absolutely has to be camera control with no way to set it to do anything else, or even have one of the unused shoulder buttons as a "shift key" to allow you to navigate the menu, like I remember KH2 having. I'd love to experience the new content in it, as it features all the cool extra stuff that was previously only in the Japan-exclusive Final Mix, but the controls ruin the experience for me :\

So, I just picked up Persona 4 Golden. I don't even own a PS Vita yet, but given how cheap I found it, I decided to scoop it up just in case it shoots up like the original version did at one point. Also, I plan to probably get a Vita sometime in the next few months
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 30, 2014, 12:01:09 pm
@bells: come on skype and send me your steam name, and i'll add you. i'd give you mine, but i tried to give it to pent and he couldn't find me. :\

@pent: Alex is totes into jet set. i think it looks pretty fucking cool myself, and given that only one of the two games made it here (and i think it's for Dreamcast), it makes sense to pick it up on Steam (plus i think it's pretty damn hard to find).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 30, 2014, 12:09:43 pm
Actually, both games came out here; first one is on Dreamcast (Released in the US as "Jet Grind Radio"), while the second one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Set_Radio_Future) was a veeeeeery early title for the original Xbox (Coming out just a few months after launch)

First one is tricky to find as it's one of the most popular Dreamcast games, while the latter is hard to find because nobody gave 2 shits about the Xbox prior to the launch of Xbox Live :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 30, 2014, 12:21:42 pm
interesting! i was under the assumption they only released Jet Grind. still, Steam is the better (and easier) option here, even if the controls aren't the same.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: sks963 on December 31, 2014, 06:59:39 am
oh my goddess,Nekopara
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 31, 2014, 04:25:54 pm
So, as I mentioned earlier, this quest I'm doing in MapleStory has its own anime intro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSWJq1OrsqI). Although, when playing it, I find myself reminded of a different game that involves fighting monsters while still going to school... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pslPbtZyuaA)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2015, 12:07:26 am
urge to play mein kraft is rising
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 01, 2015, 01:40:43 am
So, I slowly learn of Atlus Hard. Just, wow; that recent boss fight in Persona 3 was a nightmare, mostly for them throwing in a roulette table, which basically turned the battle into a Mario Party style game of luck. It's a miracle I pulled through :\

EDIT: Holy shit, dat plot twist. I kinda knew it would happen, just not when #TheFeels
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 01, 2015, 07:09:40 am
add me on steam: Ye Olde Swagfag
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2015, 12:33:05 pm
steam won't let me add people because i don't have any games yet. >:I (i'm stuffedninja ; i have an avatar of a guy with his arm around the shoulder of a very uncomfortable-looking guy.)


so we were pillow-talking last night about games we like and rare games (cause we're nerds and that's how we roll) and i mention games i've always wanted (mostly ATLUS titles) and i offhandedly mention Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, and Steve mentions "Y'know I think I might have a copy of that around here."

PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I FLIP MY SHIT
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 01, 2015, 01:00:44 pm
@Kari: Niiiiice. If the soundtrack CD is missing, I can send some MP3s your way :3
(Also, if I had the money, I would have gifted the Stick of Truth to you)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2015, 01:23:46 pm
that's if we can find it. though i planned on cleaning today, so who knows. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 02, 2015, 02:00:18 am
Good luck :3

You know, talking with a friend earlier, I found myself reflecting on fangames I've played over the years. Not ROM hacks, mind you, but completely original fan-made games. To be honest...most of them were shitty -w-;;

Some were definitely better than others, of course, and honestly it felt like the average Mario fangame I played was of higher quality than the average Sonic fangame I played (Although, it could entirely be that the Mario site I downloaded games from had better quality control than the Sonic site I downloaded games from). What seemed commonplace in a lot of Sonic games was getting stuck in the floors or ceiling; this seemed to happen in nearly every game I tried, and usually made it impossible to get past the very first level. These are often so unplayable that they make the infamous Sonic '06 look like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 by comparison.

Mario fangames were often more competent, except when they decide to throw in a vehicle-based stage; the example I tend to cite the most came from Mario Quest, where the rest of the game was quite good, but then you hit the vehicle stage, which was barely playable (You could make it to the end if you drove very slowly, as you have to navigate the world's biggest Ferrari through the most narrow track possible; going any faster than 5mph is guaranteed to send you into a wall)...and immediately after beating it, you're expected to do it again except you're racing against an opponent that moves at warp speed and turns on a dime. Thankfully, vehicle stages aren't that common; it's just that when they do crop up, it's usually a sign this is going to suck.

As far as competent Sonic games, easily the most noteworthy one is Sonic Robo Blast 2; a full 3D adventure built off of the Doom engine. Honestly, some quirks with the camera aside (Which comes from the fact they're using an engine designed for a first-person shooter to power a third-person platform game), this game's quite fun to play and is well worth checking out.

With the Mario games, one that will forever stick out in my mind is Yoshi vs. Windows: Platinum Edition; a simple 2D platform game, clearly inspired by Yoshi's Story, where you play as a Yoshi who goes on a quest to defeat Bill Gates for some reason. It has some issues, most notably with the moving platforms being broken, but otherwise it's a charming game that I had a lot of fun with. There are plenty of other good ones out there, but it's been a while. Maybe sometime, I'll download some random ones and share my thoughts on them -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2015, 02:28:03 pm
those sound fucking hilarious. xD

hilarious like this.

which i needed after i learned i likely won't be able to get mein kraft. >>;;

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/9973-Top-Best-and-Worst-5-Games-of-2014
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 03, 2015, 04:25:22 pm
I meant to watch that video when I got off last night, but was sidetracked -w-;;

So, I recently found that Yoshi vs. Windows had a sequel, in the form of Wario vs. Windows...that took forever to come out (The creator of it began working on it in 2002, and after years of development hell, they finally released a finished version last year). But, honestly it's a pretty good game; one I had to run in Windows 2000 to make sure it worked properly, though; as the original Yoshi vs. Windows have some odd quirks when running on Windows 7 :\
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2015, 06:03:05 pm
you'd think they'd have updated the version to run it over the years, but i guess not -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 03, 2015, 06:24:51 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on January 02, 2015, 02:00:18 am
[spoiler]Good luck :3

You know, talking with a friend earlier, I found myself reflecting on fangames I've played over the years. Not ROM hacks, mind you, but completely original fan-made games. To be honest...most of them were shitty -w-;;

Some were definitely better than others, of course, and honestly it felt like the average Mario fangame I played was of higher quality than the average Sonic fangame I played (Although, it could entirely be that the Mario site I downloaded games from had better quality control than the Sonic site I downloaded games from). What seemed commonplace in a lot of Sonic games was getting stuck in the floors or ceiling; this seemed to happen in nearly every game I tried, and usually made it impossible to get past the very first level. These are often so unplayable that they make the infamous Sonic '06 look like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 by comparison.

Mario fangames were often more competent, except when they decide to throw in a vehicle-based stage; the example I tend to cite the most came from Mario Quest, where the rest of the game was quite good, but then you hit the vehicle stage, which was barely playable (You could make it to the end if you drove very slowly, as you have to navigate the world's biggest Ferrari through the most narrow track possible; going any faster than 5mph is guaranteed to send you into a wall)...and immediately after beating it, you're expected to do it again except you're racing against an opponent that moves at warp speed and turns on a dime. Thankfully, vehicle stages aren't that common; it's just that when they do crop up, it's usually a sign this is going to suck.

As far as competent Sonic games, easily the most noteworthy one is Sonic Robo Blast 2; a full 3D adventure built off of the Doom engine. Honestly, some quirks with the camera aside (Which comes from the fact they're using an engine designed for a first-person shooter to power a third-person platform game), this game's quite fun to play and is well worth checking out.

With the Mario games, one that will forever stick out in my mind is Yoshi vs. Windows: Platinum Edition; a simple 2D platform game, clearly inspired by Yoshi's Story, where you play as a Yoshi who goes on a quest to defeat Bill Gates for some reason. It has some issues, most notably with the moving platforms being broken, but otherwise it's a charming game that I had a lot of fun with. There are plenty of other good ones out there, but it's been a while. Maybe sometime, I'll download some random ones and share my thoughts on them -w-[/spoiler]

>be 9/10
>get brand new Dell netbook
>download SRB2
>go to CTF games just to troll people and be an annoying twat

memories :^)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2015, 07:21:07 pm
*brofists the swag king*
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 03, 2015, 11:10:39 pm
@Leaf: I LOL'd

@Kari: I know a fan released a patch to fix the Windows 7 compatibility issue for the very first version of Yoshi vs. Windows, but sadly they didn't do the same for Platinum Edition (Which IMO is the superior version; featuring several new stages as well as enhanced graphics)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2015, 11:48:33 pm
compatibility mode won't work?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 04, 2015, 12:46:17 am
I've tried that, with no effect; the only way to get the game to actually run, short of figuring out how to patch it like that one guy did, is via emulating an older version of Windows :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 04, 2015, 04:54:04 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2015, 07:21:07 pm
*brofists the swag king*

spud dat, blad
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 04, 2015, 09:46:13 pm
@swag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCLYncC-Zcc
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 05, 2015, 02:04:00 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on January 04, 2015, 09:46:13 pm
@swag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCLYncC-Zcc

damn
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 05, 2015, 02:42:51 pm
figured you'd like that. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 13, 2015, 06:30:31 pm
MapleStory. 138-hit combo. New personal record. Excuse me; nap time
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 13, 2015, 08:19:59 pm
niiiiiiice. -w-

contemplating installing a lot of old games from the old computer downstairs. oregon trail III? backyard baseball? roller coaster tycoon (if i still have it)? you bet your ass. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 13, 2015, 08:38:04 pm
Go for it :3

So, finished that quest in MapleStory; all that's left is the bonus Party Quest Dungeon available at the conclusion of the story mode, which boils down to trying to round up some people around my level to join me in doing it -w-;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 14, 2015, 01:59:10 am
Party Quest: Pinkie Pie Tested, Andrew W.K. Approved.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 17, 2015, 12:48:52 am
Maple Story is one of those things I always look at and am like 'maybe some other time'.  Mainly because TF2 and Planetside 2 are big gaping vacuums of time already.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2015, 01:17:49 am
i often feel that way about MMOs despite belonging to two or three
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2015, 01:29:30 am
Indeed. It's why I never got into WOW, haven't played PSO in years, and I haven't done much on Aura Kingdom even though it looks pretty cool; I already have MapleStory as my main timesink -w-;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on January 17, 2015, 10:06:05 am
Definitely why I haven't played WoW in a while.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2015, 03:33:38 pm
I really need to step away from the Mapling so I can finish Persona 3 -w-;;
(Although P3 is hard to play when mom's home; rather not have her snooping :\ )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 17, 2015, 04:21:48 pm
For me I've always had a lot of fun with TF2 despite the odd frustratingly un-fun session.  They've become less and less frequent over the years.  Most of the time it's as much fun to lose as win if there's a good match up between teams.

Speaking of losing as fun; has anyone else here every played Dwarf Fortress?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2015, 04:32:47 pm
Same here, as far as online games I've played. Sometimes MS can be frustrating (Jump quests. Sometimes if I'm patient enough, I can survive, while other times I say "fuck it" and forfeit the quest to go do something else), but generally I enjoy myself.

Also, never played Dwarf Fortress.

Also also, I have learned that the translator app I obtained for my phone doesn't work for translating dialog from games; no matter how clear of a picture I'm able to get of my 3DS' screen, it refuses to translate the text because it's "not clear enough" :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 19, 2015, 02:48:36 pm
that sucks balls, bro. ><

@stew: what's it about?


as some of you may know, i have a Steam. however, i've never had much urge to do anything with it. that is, until i saw Steve playing a particular game for it called Don't Starve.

it's a little like mein kraft, but with more of an emphasis on the RPG part than the creative part. add in the fact that it's all in Scrimshaw Style, and i am fucking sold.

it has a co-op mode called Don't Starve Together, which i plan to get when i can, but for the time being i'm content to watch. if any of you feel like picking it up, there's no limit to how many people can play together, meaning that we could theoretically have 10 of us playing the same session at once. :0

i'll post a let's play of it if anyone wants to see it in action.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 19, 2015, 02:52:40 pm
Link? Sounds interesting :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 19, 2015, 03:09:12 pm
It's about Dwarfs and fortresses.

I thought about getting Don't Starve but then I didn't during the steam sale.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 19, 2015, 05:11:45 pm
this video has a stupidly-long intro of 2 of the Buffalo Wizards just kind of dicking around, so if you want to skip all that and get to game stuff (characters and whatnot), skip ahead to about 3:26.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RYsmaGSU5s

EDIT: it's been awhile since i've seen it, and it turns out they dick around for another 2 minutes, so if you want to fast-forward to actual gameplay start around 5:26.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 20, 2015, 04:14:49 am
Minx has some good Don't Starve Together gameplay as well.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 20, 2015, 12:21:21 pm
good to know for others' reference.

i reeeeally want it, but i don't see myself getting it before my birthday. ;^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 21, 2015, 12:45:20 am
Mmm :[

So, with the Attack on Titanic crossover with MapleStory going live tonight, and there also being the SAO one I sadly missed out on last year, I got to thinking: what other anime or game should MS have a crossover with?

TBH, I'd kill to see a crossover with .hack, but sadly, unless that franchise has a huge comeback, it seems highly unlikely due to the age of the series. Also, maybe Nexon America knows if they did this, the Windia server will likely crash due to being unable to handle Gardenia (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/MapleStory/Gardenia22/Icouldhonestlymakereactionimagesoutofherdialog.jpg) meeting Gardenia (http://dothack.wikia.com/wiki/Gardenia) -w-;

Persona 4 might make for an interesting crossover; I mean, it's easily the most popular Shin Megami Tensei game to date, and as such, we all know how much Atlus is milking it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_4:_Dancing_All_Night), so I'm sure if Nexon was like "hey; let's do a crossover", they'd be all over it. To avoid it feeling like a retread of FriendStory, I'd say they should skip the school aspect of P4 and just have you enter the Midnight Channel and fight Shadows alongside the Investigation Team.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 21, 2015, 12:44:00 pm
i could see P4 being a popular crossover, or Sailor Moon if it gained more traction. the only other series that is THAT popular right now would probably be Love Live!, and i don't see that translating well.


watching all of this Bully on a Let's Play makes me want to actually play it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 24, 2015, 10:54:21 pm
Indeed.

Also, funny; I recently listened to the Phantasy Star Online soundtrack, and found myself revisiting the game...although the server I play on went down a few hours after I got the pictures for the "MapleStory x Phantasy Star Online: The Event That Should Not Be" thing I did in RPT. Does bring back some good memories...and memories of the lead-up to the reveal of the final boss' first phase: easily one of the creepiest moments in a game I've played, that wouldn't feel too out of place in .hack (Granted, one of the people behind .hack cited PSO as an inspiration).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 27, 2015, 01:54:43 am
hahaha, that's cool. do you have vid of the boss reveal? i'd like to see. :3


Don't Starve is a fun as hell game and you all should get it. specifically Don't Starve Together. once i can muster up the spare cash i am buying the hell out of that shit. already played 5 save files (longest was 25 days; starved, was revived, then froze to death before i could make it back to camp). i really need to get out of the mentality of finding "the perfect camp", since my first save file coloured my taste for finding the EXACT right spot (though i only lived about 1-2 days, i spawned right next to a wormhole which took me to an island close by. islands are SUPER-rare to spawn (i've only seen one other, inaccessible) and it had one rock, one tree, one bird. would have made the PERFECT base). i also need to stop trying to map the entire world before settling down (that's how i died the first time). on the upside, Steve informed me that if you leave enough spiders alone, they form into a Spider Queen (boss), and there was a MASSIVE colony of them in the western forest, so perhaps it's for the best that it recycled, despite everything.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 27, 2015, 02:24:50 am
Here you go; showing it, as well as the battle (All 3 forms), on the original Dreamcast version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZvZ3KHJlx8)
EDIT: One thing I did notice, comparing Dreamcast V1 to Blue Burst (The newer PC version), there's a few minor graphical differences, and also a few minor quirks with the audio

As for Don't Starve, I might consider picking it up. I may end up playing it more than Terraria; which I've barely done anything with since I bought it -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 27, 2015, 01:57:20 pm
well, if i get it myself it comes with a bonus copy to give to someone, and if i can't give it to Steve, someone's gonna be a lucky winner (either one of you, Arty, or maybe Claire or Alex).

EDIT: given it's only going to cost him $5 Steve's gonna pay the upgrade tomorrow and give the bonus copy to me. provided i don't need the original Don't Starve to use it (i don't believe i do), that's how i'm going to go about getting it. if i DO need it then maaaybe (?) i'll get the frontier pack which includes the bonus copy.

also if you needed more evidence of why it rules check it.
http://www.dontstarvetogether.com/


also, finally got to play it. i've died maybe 5 or 6 times by now (longest file was day 25, which actually isn't too shabby given Steve's record is day 40) and intend to keep playing till my fingers bleed. i'm greatly enjoying a particular mod character, Wisteria(this is an old version being showcased, her health is actually 80 now instead of 100). (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHW-jmPDKe0) Steve messed with a few other popular mods and the result is that we have only really found one other character thus far worth playing, Wulfe(this one's likely even older) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-nAf9kyAIQ). there are a few other characters i'd like to research (mod characters), but for the time being i think we're both content. something good that we confirmed today is that it seems that you CAN play as mod characters in the multiplayer, but everyone needs to have the mod characters installed for the game to function properly. as with all mods, it seems to be a matter of trial and error. still, despite her low health i am committed to playing Wisteria (and intend to look slightly like her when i cut my hair in 2020) and am loving the hell out of the game. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on January 28, 2015, 10:43:00 pm
Amazing SFM portraits from SquidCubed (http://steamcommunity.com/id/SquidCubed/)!  Prompt service (finished mine in like four/five hours), excellent posing, lighting, everything followed to specifications.


My medic running through the top room of cp_mountain_lab looking for dumkopfs to heal.


My soldier bombing onto the cart with all rockets blazing on pl_hoodoo.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 29, 2015, 03:49:12 am
aw, these are badass. how does it work?


made it to day 28 and i died as i got into my camp (froze to death .5 seconds from putting kindling on the fire). took a break, watched some bully, and decided to have another college try at it. i'm at day 17 (?) and this is my luckiest run ever. found Chester (http://dont-starve-game.wikia.com/wiki/Chester) on day 1 (by accident), by day two i had more gold (http://dont-starve-game.wikia.com/wiki/Gold_Nugget) than i could ever hope to need, and by day 3 i had found the Beefalo (http://dont-starve-game.wikia.com/wiki/Beefalo) and a suitable place for camp (set up by day 5). reached my goal of eating Crock Pot (http://dont-starve-game.wikia.com/wiki/Crock_pot) food by day 10. Steve thinks i'm overprepping. i think life is good. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 29, 2015, 04:04:59 am
@Kari: I might buy that game sometime :3
@Stew: Cool *w*

You know, playing PSO again has me wanting to talk more in-depth about it; both my history with it and thoughts on the game itself...so, for anyone interested, I'm doing just that:
[spoiler=Phantasy Star Online]Way back in the twilight years of the Sega Dreamcast, as the PS2 had just come out and the Xbox and Gamecube weren't too far away, Sega released Phantasy Star Online; the first console-based MMORPG. In its day, it was one of the most popular online games on Dreamcast, and even though it came about in a time when the Dreamcast had just been discontinued, its popularity lead to many new versions over the following years; starting with Version 2, released as one of the last Dreamcast games, before moving onto the Gamecube, Xbox, and PC. The official servers for all versions of the game are long gone at this point, although there are private servers out there; with varying compatibility with versions.

I remember one of my cousins telling me about the game, way back in 2003; I wanted to play it, as the idea of online multiplayer was a new concept to me at the time, and being able to play a game with him, when he's all the way in Florida, was mind-blowing. Sadly, I never got the chance to play with him, since I didn't have a Gamecube, and wouldn't get one until years later. Granted, even if I did have a Gamecube at that time, talking mom into letting me play an online multiplayer game, let alone one that you had to pay a monthly fee for, would have been impossible. However, I did at least fill that void by playing the original Phantasy Star; a game that still remains one of my favorites, even if it's a bit rough around the edges.

Jump forward to February 2007; during a random trip to Longview (Another big city, slightly more out-of-the-way than Tyler), we dropped in at Game-X-Change. Although I saw some things of interest here and there, one thing stood out to me in their glass case: Phantasy Star Online ver. 2 (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/2/9/8/13298_front.jpg). Remembering my cousin talking about it, I decided to buy it, along with a keyboard I also found (Bought to make using the web browser a lot easier, but I later found out how beneficial it was to have for PSO, even for offline play)...going a little over my budget, but thankfully, mom helped cover me, on the condition I cooked dinner that night.

With dinner cooked, and everyone else in the house watching Desperate Housewives, I hijacked the TV in the parents' bedroom to setup my Dreamcast and begin playing. Admittedly, my first outing onto the planet of Ragol went very, very badly; after a briefing on the story so far, you're sent into the game proper. It took me a while to learn how to attack more than once (Button mashing doesn't work here; you have to follow a simple rhythm to your button presses to pull off a proper 3-hit combo), and also learning of the agony of dropping your money and equipped weapon when you die (This is a feature that was thankfully removed from Blue Burst; as it also had the unfortunate problem of me accidentally picking up a party member's dropped weapon accidentally. I can't remember for certain if Gamecube had this or not).

Eventually I got the hang of it, and found myself hooked; eventually figuring out how to get online and connect to a private server. I put so many hours into this game after that point...although I eventually moved to Blue Burst, after the abandoned Sega authentication server that I and many others on v2 were cutting through was finally shut down.

As for the game itself, one thing I love about it is how the story is presented. Rather than the story unfolding in a traditional manner, with cut-scenes, the game's story is instead presented almost entirely through recorded messages, left by Red Ring Rico, that you'll find scattered about each level. Some of these will give beginners some helpful advice by explaining some of the basics and offering some hints on how to deal with some of the more annoying enemies, while others move the story along; said messages getting a lot darker as the game progresses, as Rico discovers the truth of the situation. It's effective and not intrusive; if you're already familiar with the game or you're simply not interested in the story, you can easily skip the messages and just play the game uninterrupted. In a way, one could compare it to how Metroid Prime delivers its story.

The music's also quite good; the various songs work well for setting the atmosphere of their respective areas, and the ending theme to Episode I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA0dfgJdUKk) is a beautiful piece.

Gameplay wise, it can get kinda repetitive after a while, especially if you're playing by yourself. Really, the big draw for this is multiplayer; as player interaction is part of what makes this game so enjoyable, especially if you get a good party going (I have fond memories of running around with a random group; cracking jokes about how we're "compensating" by using the biggest guns and swords possible xD).

All in all, PSO is still a favorite of mine; maybe not the best game ever, and it can be frustrating at points, but it's enjoyable for what it is. I mean, the fact I always find myself coming back to it should be enough of an indicator. It strikes a contrast with its spiritual successor, Phantasy Star Universe; which I admit was ok in terms of gameplay, and I heard online play was pretty good when it was still running, but given I was too cheap to pay for online, all I had was the offline Story Mode, which I couldn't get too far into; bland characters, tons of cut-scenes, and the fact it takes itself far too seriously for a game that opens every story quest with a cheesy anime intro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TNiFdZjJLA), and closes them off with an ending and "next episode preview". I may one day reinstall it and try to finish it, just to say I did; I mean, I have pushed myself through worse games before, like 102 Dalmatians on Dreamcast -w-;[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 30, 2015, 12:09:41 am
hahaha, you had a 102 dalmatians game, too? the one for the PC wasn't bad.

Phantasy Star sounds like the type of thing i'd be into watching a let's play of. these days it feels harder and harder for me to get into games at all, let alone console. But it'd be cool to watch. :0
(this is why i'm so thankful for Don't Starve, it's really quite refreshing. which leads me to....)



Day 21
I hear the hounds in the distance as I keep watch over camp. The fleshy bulb fire last week stole my bushes and saplings. I fear as winter approaches I won't make it, despite my furious attempts to speed-grow my crops. The lack of rocks in the area is also disturbing. Often I am plagued with the thought of giving up and letting myself fall to the earth. Perhaps that's the insanity setting in. Some flowers would help. How i wish they grew here.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 30, 2015, 12:37:42 am
@Kari: Cool on Don't Starve :3
TBH, I have considered maybe attempting to do an LP of some of the Phantasy Star games. I especially want to do Phantasy Star Universe, oddly enough; mostly to riff on the story -w-;
Also, I did have a 102 Dalmatians game at one point. TBH it was quite fun early on, feeling like Spyro the Dragon, but it got very repetitive toward the end; at the very least, the final battle with Cruella was satisfying...and fit surprisingly well with Libera Me From Hell xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 30, 2015, 02:58:49 am
did it involve a rosebush maze and was part of it running around a factory, and another part running around Picadilly Circus?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 30, 2015, 03:13:45 am
Yeah :3
I had it on Dreamcast; was part of a huge CD wallet full of DC games I picked up last summer for $5 -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 30, 2015, 09:56:39 am
hahahaha, we have the same game! i agree that the mechanics got tiresome after awhile, but perhaps it was easier to play on PC? i think it was a basic point and click or directional keys, anything with hotkeys would have been too much for my 10-year-old brain to grasp. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 30, 2015, 01:29:16 pm
The only controls besides movement were jumping and 2 attacks (A roll attack, and a bark that is borderline FUS RO DAH). Simple stuff, ala Spyro -w-

So, last night I finally finished up Episode II of PSO. The first 2 areas are weak; in-story, they're VR Training Rooms you had to complete before you're allowed to go on the main mission (The result is they're interesting in layout, but the enemies are weakened, recycled enemies from Ep1). Things get better with the last 2 areas, Central Control Area and Seabed; which offer new enemies as well, and in the case of Seabed, I love the use of reflections in the area (At first it just seems like a neat graphical touch, but it actually comes into play with one type of enemy, that can turn invisible...but the reflection of it remains visible).

As for the bosses, 2 of them are revamped versions of Ep1 bosses; De Rol Le (AKA the eel), and the Dragon (This new incarnation is infuriating; in how it can clone itself), while the other two are new; Griffin (Honestly a pretty cool fight) and Olga Flow (Final boss, whom sucked until I figured out that using a gun instead of a sword made the fight more bearable). All in all, actually better than I expected based on the first 2 areas.

This just leaves Episode IV; one I'm not looking forward to, as it's visually the most bland area from what I can tell, and given 99% of people on the same server as me stick to Episodes I and II, not a good sign on the area's quality.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 30, 2015, 11:01:33 pm
how long is PSO, anyway? the way you've been describing it, it sounds reeeally short. :0




let it be known i DETEST Treeguards.



This time was a frustrating start (didn't find flint till day 2, which you need to cut down trees to survive day 1), and i died once (it reset the clock), but after finding this little fort to set up in i haven't been doing too bad. worried about food.
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 31, 2015, 12:21:20 am
It's not too long if all you're doing is just playing through the main story on Normal difficulty; the longest part by far is, if you're playing as a new character, trying to level up enough to survive, if you're going solo (Keeping in mind Gardenia is level 57 as of writing this). Episodes I and II have 4 levels each, with an average of 2-3 acts and 1 boss fight per level, while Episode IV has 2 levels; only the last of which has a boss fight. There are a bunch of optional quests you can do, though; my personal favorite being the Episode I quest, "Addicting Food" (AKA that one where you're trying to find cake). There's also some multiplayer quests, too; easily the most popular is "Towards The Future" (Episode I boss rush).

It definitely doesn't have the same amount of content as similar games, like .hack, but as mentioned before, the big draw is multiplayer; it can be enjoyable by yourself, but it's more enjoyable when you get some like-minded players to goof off with (I remember fondly of one quest I played years ago, where my party and I had to navigate through the forest area, which was flooded with invincible Rappies. As I told my party, "nothing says we're a group of brave heroes quite like running from an army of space chickens" xD)

Also, nice on Don't Starve, even if your most recent run got off to a rough start. BTW, you should be able to take screenshots of the game by pressing F12 (This being a nice feature of Steam; even working for non-Steam games if you set them up through it, like I did with PSO)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 31, 2015, 02:20:37 am
good to know, but i'll never remember. it's windowed anyway. ^^;

and i figured that was the cause. found a fan server yet?
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 31, 2015, 03:09:54 am
Already did; same server I played on years ago, which still had my characters saved. Although, I admit the server has given me some frustrations; Episode IV seems to be unplayable (I lose connection seemingly at random when exploring), the game's anti-cheating system is infinitely more strict than the original Sega servers...and basically every other MMO under the sun (Last I checked, World of Warcraft won't kick you from the server just because you tried to pull up GameFAQs in a web browser, among other odd quirks), and registration is closed for unknown reasons and has been like this for months (I still have my old account, sure, but if I wanted to rope in people that don't already have an account to play with me, there's no chance of that until the registration is fixed).

Admittedly, I heard hacking was very, very bad back on the official Sega servers; they did little to nothing to prevent it, as most of their attempts to stop it were the equivalent of putting a band-aid over a bullet wound, so I guess maybe fan-run private servers are generally going to be more strict in order to keep it safe and fair. Given the bad reputation, maybe that's playing some role in them going silent on matters involving the US release of Phantasy Star Online 2 (Which has been out in Japan since late 2012, while nothing has been said about a US release since being told "it's delayed" back in April 2013).
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 31, 2015, 10:23:52 am
the fan servers are the issue, or the hacking?
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Post by: Penti-chan on January 31, 2015, 12:16:30 pm
The hacking; which gave Sega's servers a bad reputation, and is likely why fan servers are as overly strict as they are, and why Sega's gone silent on bringing PSO2 over here :\

EDIT: So, I actually got Ep4 to work. My thoughts on it, with 2 screenshots, inside the spoiler tag:
[spoiler=Desert Simulator: Episode IV: The Search for Spock]Firstly, to quickly summarize how I felt in 2 screenshots:



With the release of Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst in 2005 came a new expansion, exclusive to it, in the form of Episode IV. With it, came 2 new areas: the Crater and the Subterranean Desert, which is half as many areas as the previous 2 episodes individually, but they make up for it by being the biggest areas in the game.

The Crater honestly feels half-finished, though; the idea of being able to tackle the 5 acts of it in any order is neat, but the lack of a boss at the end makes it feel underwhelming. Also, I found the area to be visually uninteresting; it's just a desert.

Then you have the Subterranean Desert, which is the only new area in Ep4 to have a boss. This area looks pretty cool TBH, and is huge; it took seemingly forever to get through the first act, as it felt like as soon as I thought I was finished, it kept going. However my progress came to a screeching halt in the second act; there's some doors and fences I can't open, so I go around and kill all the monsters, which didn't work. I then begin combing the area in search of switches, to no avail. Ultimately, I found myself looping through the same few areas I could actually access over and over, leading to the 2 pics you see above. Part of me wants to look up a guide to figure out what I was doing wrong, but at the same time, the first act was tedious to sit through; I don't really want to do that again :\

I think I now understand why Ep4 is generally avoided, as it's honestly not that good[/spoiler]
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 02, 2015, 12:05:49 pm
perhaps it's bugged? from what it sounds like, a lot of these weren't exactly polished as much as they should have been. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 02, 2015, 12:51:59 pm
True that; granted, Sonic Team's productions from last decade were often not as well polished as a Nintendo production -w-;
(Also factor in running on a fan-made server, which brings in new bugs).
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 02, 2015, 07:37:14 pm
very true. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 03, 2015, 11:33:37 pm
So, was reading up on how to setup PSO2, as part of me was considering maybe trying it. To be honest, given how terrible my home connection is, it's probably best I don't; it's a headache to setup an account, and even if it did receive a US release (Which seems unlikely with how long it's been), there's the issue of the game's size. It's a 23GB download, and given how often online games patch and how large many updates tend to be, it's really not worth the effort to try and do it here :\

On a note unrelated to PSO, I'm trying to access Club Nintendo; which has some really cool stuff for their farewell tour; as they're shutting it down at the end of June. I really want that Majora's Mask messenger bag...but the site is completely broken, and has been that way since they updated yesterday (The furthest I got in was last night; when I was able to login...but none of my info was displaying properly, and I was ultimately kicked out. Now, I was able to login, only to get a blank page; not even given the courtesy of the same annoying "down for maintenance" screen I saw for most of yesterday). There are some downloadable games I'd like from there, at the very least :\
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 04, 2015, 02:22:44 am
i'd give it time and keep trying every day. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 04, 2015, 05:25:31 pm
Seems the bag was sold out, but I was able to snag a 3DS game case (With interchangeable artwork - seems like it'll be useful), and downloadable copies of NES Remix and Golden Sun, for Wii U :3
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 04, 2015, 05:42:22 pm
sounds pretty cool! got pics of the 3ds case? :0
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 04, 2015, 09:44:15 pm
Here's a pic showing the interchangeable artwork included with them (https://club2.nintendo.com/rewards/600_ZeldaVer2.jpg). It otherwise looks like a normal game case, but has slots for 18 games
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 04, 2015, 10:25:13 pm
cool story bro. *0*
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 05, 2015, 03:26:33 pm
So, tried out NES Remix...and so far, glad I obtained it as a free game; it's not what Nintendo made it out to be in the promo.

The promo made it out to be that I'd be doing all sorts of strange challenges based around classic NES games (Like beating the first level of the Donkey Kong arcade game while only being able to see a small portion of the stage around Mario, for instance)...but in order to get to those challenges, you have to sit through more mundane "challenges" like "stomp the Goomba" or "collect the 4 coins that are on-screen within the time limit". Like, these aren't even really challenges; it's all stuff you'll normally do as you play one of these games. I go in expecting over-the-top stuff like "beat Ridley as Link", and instead get "Grab the Morph Ball! OMG so hard! [it's next to you]" instead :\
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 05, 2015, 06:51:39 pm
at least you didn't pay. but if you have any coins left and decide to get any more games, i'd look for reviews first. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 05, 2015, 07:07:23 pm
Indeed. I know there will be at least one more game I can get; as I reached Platinum Status for how many games I registered in the past year (With leftover codes I obtained when I was at Gamestop; which helped me to Platinum last year)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 05, 2015, 08:35:35 pm
haha, niiice. way to recycle, bro.
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Post by: stewartsage on February 07, 2015, 02:41:04 pm
I heard there was a Majora's Mask puzzle.

Of course I never buy enough games to make any kind of rewards program worthwhile.
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 07, 2015, 02:46:39 pm
There was, but that sold out as quickly as the Majora's Mask bag.

Also, I admit most of the time with Club Nintendo, part of how I reached Platinum in the past was either due to obtaining a new console or, in the case of the past 2 years, scooping up codes from used games when I was still at Gamestop -w-;
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 07, 2015, 03:12:49 pm
all the good stuff tends to sell out quick on those types of things. i hope at least the other game(s) were/are good. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 07, 2015, 03:15:15 pm
They actually had a lot of really good downloadable titles...although a lot of them I already had in one form or another (Paper Mario, EarthBound, StarTropics II: Zoda's Revenge, etc.)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 07, 2015, 05:55:08 pm
at the very least, you basically got the points for free, so there's really no loss either way.

pretty cool that they have Earthbound there, though. :3
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 07, 2015, 11:50:39 pm
True :3

So, Phantasy Star IV. I'm not too far in yet, but TBH, it's amazing; more than worth the $25 I paid for it -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 09, 2015, 12:48:28 pm
niiiiice. ^^

not a video game, but we played a tabletop yesterday that my brother helped create (i think he was a reviewer and a playtester) called Reality A. i'm playing an Altered (someone who, after the cataclysmic incident that gave everyone on earth with powers their powers, has animal features; mine is a Raven) Mage named Iryna (she's 26, but 4' 9", so she looks like a little kid), while the others in the group are Lopt (i think that's her name? Colleen's character, she's a Dreamer, i'm not quite sure on what that is), Nate's character (human Mage, can't remember the name), and Milo (Steve's famous dimension-hopping jester character; just like in every game where it's possible, he's a Psionic). so far we've gotten our powers, ended up in the town we were actually playing in, were framed for defacing a church, took out a bus load of Bright and Shinys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL4DRUjpYlk) (i put the majority of them to sleep, but not before one got hit a few times and another had his hair lit on fire), punched a priest, and then met up with other people who are also animals (cause appearantly they're being hunted? oh joy). twas interesting.
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 10, 2015, 12:00:38 pm
Cool :3

So, basically your character is an...
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 10, 2015, 08:44:05 pm
a bit, yeah. only much more


(cept' she's a Tsundere~)
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Post by: LeaflameSD on February 11, 2015, 02:17:03 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on February 10, 2015, 12:00:38 pm


cheez


played the hell out of that game when I was 10-
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 11, 2015, 02:44:34 pm
Nice. I teamed up with my bro-in-law to beat the original arcade version a few years ago -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 11, 2015, 07:40:10 pm
lulz. what's it about, guys?


also, i'm considering getting Starbound or asking for it for my birthday. Steve has it and while at first it only looked mildly interesting, it's grown on me and i'd like to play it. :3
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 11, 2015, 09:52:41 pm
It's an old side-scrolling brawler from Sega; where you play as a centurion who is resurrected by Zeus, to rescue his daughter Athena. Along the way, you collect power-ups that allow you to transform into werewolves and such. It's cheesy, but fun -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 12, 2015, 09:08:01 pm
sounds it. also sounds like Herc's Adventures, though that one was 2-and-a-half D.
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 16, 2015, 12:06:52 am
LOL. I know the title for that one, but I've never played it

So, I had a major scene from Phantasy Star IV spoiled for me, and the bad thing is, I think I'm not that far from it occurring >_>;
(To put it using FF7 terms, remember what happened to Aeris at the end of disc 1? Yeaaaaaaaaaaah...thanks, unmarked spoilers :\ )
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 16, 2015, 01:49:24 am
bah, that sucks balls. hope it didn't ruin the game overall for you. ;^;
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 16, 2015, 02:00:14 am
I should be fine, since I don't know anything beyond that part of the story; hopefully it still has some good twists and such that won't be spoiled for me >_>;
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 17, 2015, 04:42:09 am
that's good. :0



my friends, who among you has Steam on either linux or mac?


because now you too can don't starve with me.

TOGETHER.
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Post by: Krizonar on February 17, 2015, 05:56:59 am
I have steam, but not don't starve :P

been playing Civilization Beyond Earth lately a lot with friends.
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 17, 2015, 11:11:38 am
@Kari: I'm likely going to buy that soon, since my tax return came in -w-
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 17, 2015, 11:52:46 am
@pent: COME
JOIN US ON THE ISLAND
JUST MAKE SURE TO HAVE SKYPE HANDY
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 17, 2015, 03:06:39 pm
Join the Dark Side?
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 17, 2015, 04:57:32 pm
YEEEEESSSS
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 18, 2015, 12:56:04 am
I think I'll pick it up when I get paid this weekend. I know it was on sale on Steam for Presidents Day, but I missed out with the whole "paycheck not showing up" thing :\
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 18, 2015, 04:52:16 am
damn. tbh the price still isn't THAT bad, but it sucks balls you missed the sale due to BS. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 21, 2015, 01:12:04 am
Indeed :\
(Probably going to delay buying it, since I did just buy an ME-tan figurine >w>; )
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 21, 2015, 11:16:25 am
kk. i think i should get back into the mindset of playing alone. :\
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 25, 2015, 05:43:49 pm
Mmm :[

So, I found myself distracted from Phantasy Star IV by an urge to revisit Vectorman; another classic Genesis game. It's a solid action platform game, with pre-rendered graphics similar to those seen in the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy, and a kickass soundtrack. It's also pretty difficult, although given it was tied into a contest they were running, it's understandable they'd make the game difficult ^^;

I'm actually closer to beating it now than I was before, although admittedly I'm making use of my emulator's save state feature as a crutch; since I did get to the final boss years ago on legitimate hardware with no cheats, but ran out of lives before I could defeat him.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 25, 2015, 06:20:08 pm
interesting. good luck, bro, and post screencaps if you can. :0

played some games with/around Steve yesterday. trying (in vain?) to show him the epicness that is .hack but idk how well it's going. but we're only like, 5 minutes into the plot thus far, so it's a bit early to tell, i suppose. :0
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Post by: Penti-chan on February 26, 2015, 12:21:00 am
Here's a clip from the first level (via GameFAQs)


Anyway, I finally made it back to the final boss; last time I got this far was back in...2009, I think? Anyway, here's a glimpse at WarHead; whom has merged with a tornado because "fuck it; it looks cool"


I finally managed to beat him, after having to reload my save a few times while I attempted to get the pattern down (I was on my last life, and had I attempted this without save states, I'd have to start over from level 1 >_>; )


But, yeah; I finally beat it. Still a pretty good game, although sadly, its sequel wasn't quite as good (I remember trying it ages ago, and it never really clicked with me like the first one did), and the planned reboot of the series on PlayStation 2 was cancelled; leaving this, along with Clockwork Knight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clockwork_Knight), as nearly forgotten relics of Sega's past (Granted, it feels like every franchise of theirs besides Sonic the Hedgehog qualifies; I think if Shenmue III ever happens, it'll be in a bundle with Half-Life 3 and a new Guns 'N' Roses album, packaged in a box depicting Bigfoot riding on the Loch Ness Monster).
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 26, 2015, 11:43:25 am
#i'dbuyit

cool on beating the boss, but sucks that the sequel sucks. at least there was the first thrill ride. :0
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Post by: Penti-chan on March 02, 2015, 02:34:52 am
Indeed.

Since I'm not quite finished, but this post in the works is getting kinda big, I decided to go ahead and post Penti Tries MegaDrive: Part 1; in which I play random Genesis games and share my thoughts. Now, we begin with the first 4 games

1: Ecco the Dolphin

I remember when I was first introduced to the Genesis, one of the earlier games I tried out was this game's sequel (Ecco: The Tides of Time)...and I remember I found it agonizingly boring as a kid, as I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do. Feeling I didn't really give the game a fair chance, I decided to download the very first one and give it a shot. I did get a couple of levels in, but honestly, I found myself so frustrated that I was unable to get much further in; I have to keep an eye on my air meter, while also making sure I don't get killed by the jellyfish, eels, and other such things. I can see why some people do love this game, as it is very unique, but honestly it's not my kind of game.

2: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

I rememebr trying Revenge of Shinobi many years back, and honestly found it a letdown; it played nothing like what I was expecting, based off what I had seen of the PS2 reboot (Which was a stylish, fast-paced hack & slash, while the original on Genesis was a slow, clunky game that failed to grab my interest). Hearing the 3rd game was "different" in some way, I decided to try it out. In all honesty, it was ok; not one I'd likely buy, as it felt about like the other one I played, but for what its worth, I did have some enjoyment out of it (The horseback segment of the second level was fun as hell, for instance).

3: Virtua Racing Deluxe (32X)

I remember enjoying the original Genesis version of Virtua Racing; a game noteworthy for it having a processor in the cartridge to help with rendering the 3D (Much like StarFox did for the SNES). However, the original version is kinda hard to go back to; it's impressive from a technical standpoint, but the gameplay felt a bit choppy, like it was too much of a strain on the system. Thus, enter the 32X, which received an enhanced version of the game that had some extra tracks, an extra car, and a much smoother framerate; which honestly helped to push this game into the "I should track this down" list. Gameplay wise, it feels like it could almost be considered a spiritual predecessor to Cruis'n USA; it has that very unrealistic, arcade-y feel to it that nobody really attempts anymore. Honestly, if you have a 32X, this is worth picking up.

4: Strider

When I began playing this, I almost immediately realized that this is basically what I expected the Shinobi games to feel like; it was fast-paced, with acrobatic swordfighting action. It's also hard as fuck; I ran out of lives before I even beat the first stage. Still, pretty cool game; might need to play a bit more of it to see if I can get past that first level -w-;
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 02, 2015, 09:59:20 am
lookin' cool, bro. who knew games could be that advanced that early (to include a processor IN the game itself). plus some of these just look full of cheese. looking forward to the next ones in line. xD
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Post by: stewartsage on March 02, 2015, 11:57:21 am
Has anyone else seen this?



Because this is pretty cool.
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Post by: winduko on March 02, 2015, 12:16:56 pm
I've seen something like that for the NES, but I don't recall seeing that particular one.

But yeah, that is cool.
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 02, 2015, 12:20:05 pm
reminds me of a conversion thing we saw at the game store yesterday allowing SNES games to be played on a Genesis, or something like that. :0
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Post by: Penti-chan on March 02, 2015, 12:36:09 pm
@Stew: I had something like that. Looked like a giant DS, and ran SNES games. Sadly, it wasn't the best ever (Super Mario RPG would not run, and it was very unstable; it liked to crash), but it was kinda neat.

@Kari: Ah, yes; RetroGen adapter for SNES. I watched a review of it after it came out; neat idea but baffling in how the converter requires its own AV cable :\
(There's also one that lets you play GBA games on SNES, but suffers the same issue)
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 02, 2015, 08:05:52 pm
i can understand the practicality of it when it was released, but i can't imagine it serving much purpose now other than "rare item!". it honestly seems cheaper just to own both consoles. :0
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Post by: Penti-chan on March 02, 2015, 08:20:06 pm
Actually, the RetroGen adapter is a new invention; coming out back in late 2013. From what I understand, it's primary intention was to provide Genesis functionality in that company's handheld SNES (Which works without needing the extra A\V cable), while the functionality with legit SNES hardware seems more an afterthought; likely why it requires its own A\V cable :\
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 02, 2015, 09:59:03 pm
the whole idea still seems weird and hipstery as hell. >>;
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Post by: Penti-chan on March 02, 2015, 10:47:17 pm
Indeed. For handheld classic gaming, it's much simpler to get a PSP and softmod it to run emulators; which you still have PSP compatibility, so you'll be able to play EarthBound, Phantasy Star IV, and Disgaea from the same system : D

...and now, part 2 of Penti Tries MegaDrive:

5: Spider-Man: Web of Fire (32X)

Released as the last 32X game, Spider-Man: Web of Fire is more than worthy of being the sawn song of the ill-fated 32X add-on. It's leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor (Spider-Man: The Animated Series, a game I honestly can't stand...although maybe I'll give it another shot), with solid gameplay, impressive graphics, and a badass soundtrack. Sadly, only two flaws; it seems to suffer from a lot of slowdown (IDK if it's just my emulator of choice, but the first boss, as shown in the above screenshot, caused the game to slow to a crawl), and also the fact it's the last 32X game ever released, which means it's expensive as fuck. It's good, but it's not worth paying $300+ for.

6: Landstalker

This was a game a coworker of mine, whom grew up on the Genesis and has a love of RPGs, suggested to me. Playing it, I can see why; it's basically an isometric Zelda, with all the puzzle solving one would expect. Aside from the control scheme being a little odd, it's pretty good from what I've played so far; in fact, I actually just bought this one today when I found it fairly cheap, after trying it out last night.

7: Earthworm Jim

I remember as a kid, first discovering the Genesis, I very much despised this game...and I never really could explain why; I just had this irrational hatred of this game from the moment I first played it. Revisiting it ages later, I will admit it's ok; it's not a bad game, but it still doesn't really click with me. It has a sort of "been there done that" vibe to it, like due to the fact that when I was introduced to it back in '02, I was also introduced to Vectorman at the same time; a game that at its core is similar, but was a more polished, enjoyable package.

8: Vectorman 2

Speaking of Vectorman, let's take a look at its sequel. The original game, as I've established before, is a classic that is well worth owning, and is fairly cheap at that. The sequel, though, wasn't quite as good, and the amount of care seems obvious from the front cover (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/6/9/1/21691_front.jpg); as the "2" feels like it was lazily tacked on (Granted, this came out in 1996; the Saturn was already out by this point, so most of Sega's effort was focused on it). The music isn't that great, the voice clips sound worse, the controls seem a bit more slippery, and the first few levels are very darkly lit (Which, on the TV I used to have, made this game impossible to play. Even now, it's still hard to see, as it's so dark that enemies blend into the darkness unless you're constantly shooting). I heard it get better toward the end, but I doubt I'd ever have the patience to sit through it that long. As it stands, the only reason I own a physical copy of this game is that it was cheaper to buy the first game with this included than it was to get the first game by itself.
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Post by: Dr. Kraus on March 04, 2015, 06:43:09 pm
Got a wiiU a couple days ago. shits rad.
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Post by: Penti-chan on March 05, 2015, 03:00:23 am
Nice, man. I need to hook mine back up once I have room for it -w-;
(I want to play more Shovel Knight)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 05, 2015, 09:44:44 pm
@kraus: nice, bro. -w-

@pent: in order:

oh lawd spidey game. i'll take your word for it that it's decent. xD
in the event i ever came into a Sega, i'd look for Landstalkers. it looks cool. :0
Earthworm Jim sounds familiar, but i can't place it. of course, i can't hear it and not think Worms World Party, and idk why. xD; (i haven't played that one, either. -w-;; )
Vectorman looks interesting....but not interesting enough to play. MAYBE to watch. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 05, 2015, 11:01:55 pm
I'll let you try it out post-move, after I have my Genesis collection relocated :3
(Also, I'm only vaguely familiar with Worms -w-; )

...and now, part 3

9: Virtua Fighter (32X)

In its time, Virtua Fighter was a revolution in fighting games; it was not only the first 3D fighting game, but also had fairly simple yet intuitive controls (Just using 3 buttons: kick, punch, and block) and focused on delivering a more realistic martial arts experience than contemporary fighting games of the era (No shooting fireballs out of your hands or ripping your foe's spine out here). In all honesty, even though it's very visibly dated, it's still a pretty good game; the controls are simple, yet the gameplay is actually quite deep and technical once you get into it and start learning various techniques. This is one I'll definately pick up.

10: Snatcher (Sega CD)

Easily the holy grail of the Sega CD library, Snatcher is a port of a cyberpunk adventure game originally released in 1988 for the MSX2, created by none other than Hideo Kojima himself; whom is also responsible for the Metal Gear franchise. Gameplay wise, it's similar to detective games like the Phoenix Wright series, with the addition of the occasional action sequence, where you have to draw your gun and defend yourself from enemies (Which, you can use the Justifier light gun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konami_Justifier), if you'd prefer it over fumbling around with the controller). This is a game I can picture myself putting some time into; I'm interested in where the story is going to go. The only reason I likely will never buy a copy of this game is because of how expensive it is; a short print run combined with being a Hideo Kojima game and the only English version of the game means that you're looking at paying upwards of $300 for a copy...but, for those who just want to experience it without going broke, you can always download it, burn it to a disc, and pop it into your Sega CD; given its only form of copy protection was "it's a CD-based console from '92".


11: Tempo (32X)

Often overlooked, likely due to the game's hideous US cover art (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/1/3/7/45137_front.jpg), not helped in the least by being on the 32X, Tempo is honestly a pretty good game; it kinda reminds me of the first Rayman, in both the music theme and the difficulty. Also, this is one of those games that will make you feel like you're on drugs; with the strange environments, music, and pretty colors. If I stumble onto a copy, I'm buying it (Granted, I have a strange love of the 32X add-on; it's generally hated by most people for being "unnecessary" due to the Saturn coming out just a few months after, but in my opinion it had potential, but poor timing and Sega's poor management killed it. Still has some cool games, though).

12: VR Troopers

Based off of the TV series of the same name, which was one of many Power Rangers clones of the era, the VR Troopers game plays like a more advanced, more difficult version of the Power Rangers fighting game from a year prior (Which, in a way, mirrors how VR Troopers was often seen as the more "hardcore" alternative to Power Rangers; as it was actually more violent). Honestly, it's quite good; it's no Street Fighter, but for what it is, it's a solid fighting game that not many people seem to know about. I think I'll add this one to my list of games to pick up eventually, given it's not terribly expensive...and also I still kinda want to see the actual TV series this was for, given that I'm a sucker for anything sentai (Hell, I have the Power Rangers Zeo theme on my iPod and own a bootleg box set of the live action Sailor Moon >w>; )

13: Gunstar Heroes

Created by Treasure, whom also gave us such classics as Mischief Makers and Stretch Panic, Gunstar Heroes is a run & gun similar to games like Contra or Metal Slug, that throws a ton of enemies at you. It does have a cool feature in letting you mix the weapon upgrades to have different weapons (Like mixing the flamethrower and rapid-fire upgrades to shoot fireballs). It's quite good, but I can't picture myself paying $60+ for it; I might end up downloading it on PS3, though.

Next time, there will be a theme; whither I decide to go through with "Disney games" or "Games with really long, bizarre titles" next, you'll have to wait and see :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 06, 2015, 11:20:46 am
looking forward to it!

-why is the love child of Johnny Bravo and Cloud fighting himself? (all jokes aside, it looks pretty cool. ^^ )
-remind me to play Snatcher when you come here. it looks damn fiiiiiiine. :0
-there's a copy of Tempo at the local used game store if you want me to try to pick it up for you. :0
-weirdly enough, the background art of VR Troopers reminds me of Chrono Trigger. :\
-Treasure~! it looks cool to play, but a bit dated and hard to pull off (like those arcade games that toss like, 12 enemies at you at once and expect you to pull of a combo badass enough for you to come out alive). :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 06, 2015, 11:05:01 pm
Indeed on Gunstar Heroes; they throw a lot of enemies at you, making it one of those games where you really want to rope in a friend to do co-op with -w-

...and now, part 4 of Penti Tries MegaDrive. This time, we have a theme: Games With Really Long, Bizarre Titles

14: Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt

First up, a relic of the "mascot with attitude" era. While it was started by Sonic, there is one important thing to bring up: he didn't talk while you're playing the game. Awesome Possum is a game that gives us a protanoist that doesn't seem to understand how to shut up; as he's almost constantly talking while you're playing, spouting un-funny lines over every little thing. As for the game, it's very "bleh"; just a generic platformer that revolves around stopping evil robots from cutting down rainforests while picking up recycliables. Yes, it's an envionmentalist game. Honestly, it's not worth playing; I'd even say "watch Captain Planet instead".

15: Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude

Have you ever played a game, but barely remember a thing about it, and ponder if it was merely a dream, only to later find out it was real? That's how I felt when I discovered Greendog isn't just the product of a strange dream from over 10 years ago. The story's about this stereotypical surfer dude, that ends up losing his surfboard and ending up with an ancient Aztec necklace stuck to him, and the only way to remove it is to find the hidden treasure. Playing it, it's easy to see why I didn't remember much of it, beyond the weird title; it's easily the most forgettable, bland platform game I've ever played, with sluggish controls and dull level designs. I will give it kudos in the fact Greendog doesn't talk all the damn time, like a certain possum that is most certaintly not awesome, so it's not as annoying; it's just boring.

16: Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

I remember seeing the SNES version of this at Game-X-Change...and my reaction was "Wut". Playing it is a similar experience, actually; I'm left wondering "what the actual fuck am I playing?", as this is honestly one of the weirdest games I've come across. Released to coenside with the 1996 Summer Olympics, this game was part of a promotion for the games, using a mascot that many people described as "The Sperm in Sneakers", according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izzy_(mascot)). The game itself plays like an average platform game with decent controls, so it's not terrible, but the sheer WTF factor of it all makes it stand out a bit more in the crowd. It's not really worth picking up, though, unless you end up with a copy because it came in a lot of games you bought online.

17: Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators

You may not be able to tell from the title, but this is a McDonald's game; making it that much weirder. It's a sequel to the cult NES game, M.C. Kids (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.C._Kids) (A game that isn't that bad), but rather than keeping to the gameplay style of the first, which mirrored Super Mario Bros. 2, this one goes the route of being more along the lines of Earthworm Jim; which the team who made this would later go on to make...and after playing this, I can honestly say I'd actually rather play that game than this one. The controls are very slippery, especially if your character starts running (Which happens if you walk in a certain direction long enough, and unlike Sonic, it's not a smooth build-up of speed but a jarring shift from "walk" to "run"), and the music is annoying. As far as the license it's apparently a game for, aside from collecting McDonald's arches, and our protagonists being guided in their quest to save the environment from the slime monsters by none other than Ronald McDonald, this has nothing to do with McDonald's; you could have told me "it's a game for Tim Horton's" and it'd be just as believable. I'd say skip this one; your money is better spent on a delicious mocha frappe.

18: Normy's Beach Babe-O-Rama

I'd be lying if, from the title alone, I didn't go into this expecting a cheap knock-off of Leisure Suit Larry, and was kinda let down when I found it wasn't. This game's story, for the curious, is about this guy named Normy going on a quest to rescue the "beach goddesses", whom were abducted by aliens; this quest of his apparently means time travel for some reason, as the first level as Normy going back to prehistoric times. The game itself is really not that great; I think the biggest flaw is that you don't have any way to defend yourself from enemies right at the start, nor a way to get past them easily if you don't find yourself a weapon, as trying to jump over them is tricky due to their size. It is worth noting that, as I fumbled around, trying to figure out what to do, I somehow ended up with a spring-loaded boxing glove, as seen in the above screenshot; which helped greatly in dealing with the enemies, although I lost it when I died, and had no clue how to get it back therafter; which made continuing the game near impossible. If they just let you have the boxing glove or some other form of defense right at the start, I'd be willing to let it slide as merely a mediocre platform game, but having no form of defense when it's difficult to avoid enemies as it is makes it unbearable.

Next time, I think I'll go for the theme of Disney Games; which, some of those are quite good (I'll drop one hint and say one of them was so good that once I picked it up, I had a hard time putting it down to try out other games)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on March 07, 2015, 09:47:27 am
>be yung
>daddy buys me megadrive with 20 games and all the cables for like $30
>go to mom's house house and set it up
>play gunstar heroes with brother for hours
>best game ever :^)

sikkk
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 07, 2015, 12:05:41 pm
d'awww, that's adorable. lil' leaf and family. ^^

@pent: you'd think with funky names the games would be funky, too. i guess they were, in the bad way. :[
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 07, 2015, 05:33:36 pm
@Kari: Indeed :[
@Leaf: Nice ^^

...and now, Part 5; the Disney Games edition

19: Aladdin

In contrast to the Super NES game, which is a more acrobatic platformer (With Al doing flips and such, in a way that kinda reminds me of Prince of Persia. Game Grumps did a full playthrough of it during the JonTron era, for the curious), the Genesis Aladdin game is a more action-oriented platform game (Al fights enemies using a sword and apples, as he makes his way through each level). This game's actually better than I initially expected; with a good soundtrack, very nice graphics that are beautifully animated, and gameplay that is fun and provides a nice challenge (In fact, when I picked this one up, I had a hard time putting it down so I could try out other games). It's definately one worth picking up.

20: The Jungle Book

Along with Pinocchio and Toy Story, this was one of the first Disney games for Genesis I played, and I admit it wasn't too bad, but I never could beat the first level. Revisiting this game, after discovering Vinesauce, I find my thoughts drifting to the Famicom "Lion King" bootleg of this game, which featured a twerking bipedal Simba, as seen in this compilation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRgl6K1Qecg) (Footage of the game begins at 2:28). Back on the subject of the original game, it's not too bad; each level has you collecting 10 gems hidden throughout it, in order to continue to the next area. It's simple, the controls are quite nice, and it's actually quite fun once I got past the first level (Second level has a boss fight, which actually proved somewhat difficult and has me interested in what the rest of the game is like). I'd say it's worth picking up if you find it for for less than $5.

21: TaleSpin

While I was at Game-X-Change, when I found that copy of Landstalker, I also saw this game and considered picking it up; given that I liked the NES version, but decided to pass on it since I wasn't sure if it'd be the same game or not. After playing a bit, I'm glad I didn't; instead of bring a side-scrolling shmup like the NES version (Think like Gradius, R-Type, or Deathsmiles), the Genesis version is a rather average platform game in which you have to scour the stage to find the 10 cargo crates and get to the end, in a manner remininsce of the Jungle Book game, amusingly enough, although not as well polished (It's worth noting this game came out 2 years before the Jungle Book game). It's not bad, but I'd say go for the Jungle Book game instead, or the NES version of TaleSpin.

22: Pinocchio

This was among the first games I tried on the Genesis, way back in 2002...and I remember not really liking it, as I found it rather boring in contrast to the Toy Story game (Which is one that's well worth checking out IMO). Revisitng it years later, I'd say is decent, but not really worth going out of your way for; it's leaps and bounds beyond trash like Awesome Possum, but not really interesting enough to make me want to continue playing it...although that second level, where I got to play as Jiminy Cricket, fending off moths with my umbrella, was actually quite fun.

Next time, just a general post. Nearly to the end of what I downloaded :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 09, 2015, 01:51:22 pm
looking forward to it, bro! also dat pinocchio is freaking me out. o__o;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on March 13, 2015, 03:34:02 am
Has anyone played Dragon Ball Xenoverse? It so fun that I can't stop playing it!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 14, 2015, 02:15:41 pm
I haven't played it yet, but I wouldn't mind trying it out :3

...and now, part 6 of Penti Tries MegaDrive; resuming after a break that mostly consisted of Steven Universe -w-;

23: Virtua Fighter 2 Genesis

This is one of the black sheep of the Virtua Fighter series. Released in 1997, a point long after the 32X was dead and the Genesis itself was pretty much abandoned, this was a 2D remake of a 3D fighting game...and in all honesty, I'd have to say this one's not bad. I mean, it's not as technically impressive as the first game, or any other version of the second game, but for what it is and when it came out, it's surprisingly competent, but gets a lot of flack from diehard fans of the series.

24: Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen

Here we have another game from Treasure, and this time it's a 2D fighting game based on a classic anime series, that sadly is only avaliable in Japan. Granted, it's not like you'll need to understand Japanese to play it; it's just straight-up 2D fighting, and is quite enjoyable, and has pretty good sound quality as well (I may not know Japanese, but the voice samples sound like they're much higher quality than Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition). Also, if you own the Sega Multitap, you can play in 2-on-2 matches with your friends, which IMO is mind-blowing for this era. If you're a fan of the series and own a Genesis or MegaDrive, this is well worth importing.

25: Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

I nearly had a copy of this for free, at about the point the value on it spiked due to the death of Michael Jackson...but sadly, the coworker of my bro-in-law, whom was going to give it to me, lost it before he could pass it along. In all honesty, that's a shame; this game's actually kinda fun, while also being one of the most absurd games I've ever played. You play as the King of Pop himself, as you go around, fighting off various enemies while rescuing children...which also restores your "magic meter" (Make of that what you will), which you can use for a special technique that makes all on-screen enemies drop what they're doing and join you in dancing, which causes them to fall over dead afterward. Also, you can moonwalk in the game; which apparently has a point in the later levels, but early on it serves no purpose other than "it looks cool". I think the development team of this game were doing drugs when they came up with this; it's just too out there for a sober person to come up with. It's a game I wouldn't mind owning...but it's far too expensive now; I wouldn't want to pay more than maybe $5 for it, but the average going rate seems to be $40+, which is far too steep.

26: Pulseman

We have something of interest here; a game from Pokémon developer, Game Freak. Honestly, I fail to see why this never received a US release outside of the Sega Channel service; it kinda reminds me of Mega Man X in some way, with a soundtrack that gives off a slight Pokémon vibe but with a Sega flare. It is easily availiable on Wii Virtual Console, if you don't feel like trying to import it, so with that said, I'd suggest checking it out.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on March 14, 2015, 02:49:37 pm
Being a fan of Virtua Fighter is like saying 'I'm too cool for the other thousand nearly identical fighting games out there.'  At least it is to someone who finds fighting games really boring.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 15, 2015, 12:00:19 pm
i really only play fighting games if there's some other gimmick involved. for example, i now want to import a copy of that Yu Yu fighter despite not being able to read kanji or owning any Sega consoles whatsoever.


Steve got me 2 new games for Steam for my birthday.

Game Dev Tycoon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Dev_Tycoon)
Starbound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbound)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on March 16, 2015, 04:58:28 am
Game Dev Tycoon is quite a nice little game. ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on March 16, 2015, 03:23:53 pm
Yandere Simulator (https://yanderedev.wordpress.com/)





(Pictures from the now previous sandbox debug build)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 16, 2015, 04:44:39 pm
So...Goat Simulator mixed with Bella?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 16, 2015, 09:50:26 pm
goddammit.

Quote from: Pitkin on March 16, 2015, 04:58:28 am
Game Dev Tycoon is quite a nice little game. ^^


have you played it? :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on March 16, 2015, 10:40:18 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on March 16, 2015, 03:23:53 pm
Yandere Simulator (https://yanderedev.wordpress.com/)


>tfw you've worked with Yandere-dev some of the time
>tfw This is an awesome game
>tfw everyone should play the early builds and support yandere-dev
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 17, 2015, 04:48:31 am
i support it, but that doesn't mean i'm gonna play it. >__>;;


my house in Starbound. i accidentally left the cursor over my character's face, sorry bout that. i moved a lamp or two (put a chest under the stairs on the second floor where that torch is, and moved the torch under the third floor stairs, also put the basement torch on the wall under 2nd fl stairs and put a Floran Light (green wall sconce) on the basement/1st floor ceiling), but otherwise everything's the same. there's a barn to the right of the house with farm, and a garden to the left with fountain. both have statues because why the fuck not. started terraforming the planet a bit, too; putting in non-native trees and putting in random ponds along the surface. found an uninhabited mine. besides the animals, i'm the only one that lives here, lol.



EDIT: so i'm being given a 3DSXL.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 19, 2015, 09:56:01 pm
@Kari: Yay!

If you're interested in trying anything from my collection, let me know; I might let you borrow the Adventure Time game or perhaps even Super Princess Peach, whenever you're finished with Rhapsody :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 20, 2015, 03:33:52 pm
not gonna lie, i haven't even started Rhapsody yet. my con clock went off a few days ago so now i'm scrambling to prepare for AB while helping the kids prepare for Toshocon. ;^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on March 22, 2015, 09:30:06 am
Alright. Since this doesn't exactly belong in the random picture thread, I thought I'd post this here. I found a relic from a time past.





2003.... Wow...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 22, 2015, 10:35:06 am
2003? Try 1992 (The one on the left, obviously) -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: winduko on March 22, 2015, 10:44:57 am
http://postimg.org/image/7crfcmgev/

This is a game from 1993 (though clearly bought around or after 1995).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Cockleshell on March 22, 2015, 12:34:08 pm
i think I still have my Pharaoh CD somewhere. It might have been a floppy so that's lost to the mists of time and my basement.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on March 22, 2015, 01:55:46 pm
Behold... the first Nintendo DS console I ever owned. My Mom got it for me on my 6th birthday. To this  day I still own and treasure it even though it doesn't work anymore because of water damage (weirdly it still turns on then off instantly after the screen lights up).

I even remember the game I was playing when I dropped it in a puddle (;_;); Puyo Pop Advance.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 23, 2015, 02:58:50 am
the Puyo games always looked fun. sorry it doesn't work anymore bro. ;^;

@pent: you're reminding me of that Tomb Raider game i had for PS1 and never got past the training area and lost. :0
@cocks: the good old days! when i was in middle school and walked around quoting Red vs Blue. -w-


as most people know, my computer is ded. so, no more Steam games for the time being. but on the upside, Animoo Crossin': Fresh Salad.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 23, 2015, 10:14:18 am
@Kari: I used to have the first Tomb Raider game. Controls were clunky, but IMO it wasn't too bad. Never cared much for the rest of the series, though.

@Leaf: I used to have one of the Puyo Pop games (Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine), but never got into it. I couldn't beat the second stage of arcade mode ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 26, 2015, 11:03:21 pm
Pardon the double post, but after taking a break for a few weeks, I'm finally back to Penti Tries MegaDrive; picking up from where we last left off.

27: Phelios

I'll be honest, the reason I tried this was due to misreading the title as Phelous. The game itself is a vertical shmup (Think more like 1942 or Touhou) based loosely on Green mythology, and is decent, but it doesn't stand out enough for me to want to track it down.

28: Sub-Terrania

For years, all I knew of this game was its presence in a lot of Genesis games on eBay meant it was going to go for amounts of money far beyond the reach of a broke middle school student...and that I passed on getting a copy of it at a garage sale fairly cheap, on grounds of "not Sonic = not interested" (As, back in those days, my main concern with collecting for any Sega system was was finding the Sonic games I didn't have). The game itself is interesting, in that it seems to be a free-roaming shooter...but the controls kill it for me; it's hard for me to get a clear shot on an enemy when I have to keep moving, as letting off the accelerator causes me to descend, and hitting the rocks below will kill you before you can even figure out how to get back up. Not really worth it, although the soundtrack is badass.

29: Toejam & Earl

After playing a demo of the 3rd and final game in the series, and not really caring much for it, I still kinda wanted to check out the previous games in the series; given fans hated the 3rd installment. However, I tried the first one, and honestly couldn't get into it; it seems interesting, but it's a bit too slow-paced. The game is basically a giant scavenger hunt; with you exploring the world, trying to find the pieces of your broken spaceship, so you can repair it and return home. I can see why people like it, but I find it kinda slow, and a bit cryptic (It feels like one of those games that you really need the instructions in order to play). However, it does have a funky soundtrack, so there's that.

30: Sonic Eraser (MegaNet)

Behold; the only Genesis Sonic game I've never played...likely due to it never leaving Japan, and also being exclusive to the long-defunct Sega MegaNet service (Japan's equivelant to the US' Sega Channel, and comparable to modern services like Xbox Live or PlayStation Network). Much like the Phantasy Star II visual novels released on MegaNet, this game was nearly lost to time due to being exclusive to an obscure service that barely lasted a year, but by a miracle, managed to survive and is easily avaliable online. As for the game itself...it's a rather generic puzzle game; feeling sort of like Columns, with the only connection to Sonic being that Sonic appears in it (You could just as easily replace Sonic with any other video game character of the era, like Mario, and it wouldn't make a difference). Also, the music is terrible; it's like a 5-second loop of the same grating tune over and over (Which is what my sister claims all Sonic games sound like >>; ). Given this game has never had an official cartridge release, if you want to check it out, you can find it avaliable for download if you search around; it's decent enough to warrant that much, but I couldn't imagine paying for a cartridge of it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 27, 2015, 02:04:59 pm
did they even MAKE cartridges of it? :\

two words. Animoo Crossing. been playing less than a week and i've already amassed a large collection of furniture and payed for 6 home upgrades with a 7th on the way. the key to financial success is to go to the island at 3am and stock up on fish and bugs until you have no more space for stuff.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 27, 2015, 02:13:13 pm
No official cartridge, due to being from a download service, but after it resurfaced, fans have taken to producing their own cartridges of it; much like indie games like Pier Solar or elaborate fan-made hacks like Sonic Megamix.

Also, I recently started playing Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth, for the PS Vita. I'm honestly amazed at how well crafted this is; it took what I thought was a decent RPG, if rough around the edges, and made into something that I'd say is genuinely good, while keeping the quirky charm of the series :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 28, 2015, 11:02:54 am
cool to note. :3

i've only been here a week and my house is bigger than the town post office
it's bigger than Steve's (Mayor Red's) .__.;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on April 03, 2015, 12:07:41 am
GENTLEMEN

BEHOLD

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 08, 2015, 05:34:46 pm
Nice -w-

So, I started playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf. You can blame Kari -w-;
(I am the mayor of Mac Anu)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 13, 2015, 11:09:05 pm
I approve of that town name. now we just need to figure out a way for me to send you furniture and to visit each others' towns.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 14, 2015, 06:40:59 pm
I'm just past the "Kicking Dad's Ass" chapter of my NuzlockeBaneposting Omega Ruby playthrough. So far, no casualties on my side. I have been crashing every battle with no survivors quite proficiently. My main team consists of:
THEFIRERISES, lv42 Blaziken (m) (manages to be both Fire/Fighting and a fire-fighter due to lack of water types)
In Charge, lv39 Electrode (successfully used to bully Flannery when she claimed she was in charge)
BringFriends, lv41 Altaria (m) (healtank with Roost and Natural Cure as well as a professional petty thief, thanks dexnav revealing items on wild pokes)
Masterplan, lv41 Roselia (m) (wants a shiny stone really bad; also stronk as fuck)
Wreckage, lv38 Linoone (f) (officially the best support ever, being both a professional HM slave with Strength/Surf/Cut/Rock Smash AND Pickup for free items everywhere - also not too shabby in fights somehow)

Honorable mentions go to No Survivors (30 Swellow) , Doctor Pavel (30 Mightyena, first poke caught) and Masketta Man (Dustox 31), who have been phased out (but remain in case someone on my party dies). Current training missions are Who are you? (Mawile at 27), This Plane (Skarmory at 36 and sort of in the team), TheMercenary (Tentacruel at 31) and Flightplan (Pelipper at 31, secondary HM slave in case something happens to Wreckage).

Currently extremely happy that my team is so damned overleveled, because otherwise I would've had people die to things they have no business dying to.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 15, 2015, 01:33:13 pm
kickin' dads and takin' items, i like it, mashtur.

Rhythm Tengoku Gold Bitches~ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmg3GmHgpYw)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on April 15, 2015, 09:33:28 pm
Help please can't stop playing Dragon's Dogma
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 20, 2015, 02:33:41 pm
@Kari: Nice :3
@Lego: I've seen that game before, but don't know much about it. What's it like?

So, as I mentioned over in Topicless, I finally obtained an Amiibo of Lucina. The story in the spoiler tag
[spoiler=Amiibo Quest II: The Adventure of Link]It all began earlier this month, with the whole Gamestop preorder fiasco on April 2. I knew I wanted Lucina, having missed out on Marth months prior, and honestly expected Ness to be the first to sell out. However, Lucina was one of the first to sell out, but I managed to snag Ness amidst the chaos (I'm still a little paranoid over never receiving a confirmation e-mail, but if what I read on the Amiibo Reddit is anything to go by, I should be fine).

Thus began my quest. I missed out on Walmart preorders, as they went up while I was asleep, and was sold out by the time I got up, Target had only taken preorders for store exclusive Jigglypuff, Amazon was taking their time (Their UK division had already taken preorders, and was completely booked), PlayAsia seemed promising but I was hesitant to strike, and everyone else was sold out. Thus, I felt my only option was to pay $40+ to some scalper on eBay, or hope I manage to get lucky enough to find one on the shelf on launch day (Unlikely; given I've never seen Marth, Villager, etc. in person).

In a random eBay search yesterday, after work, I found a listing for a Lucina; an auction ending in less than a day, and sitting at $20. I watch it closely, and place my first bid right before I went to bed. Little did I know that this would turn into the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny; as the price would continue to rise as I continued to fight back. I intended to stop at $35, and if it went over that, to let it go...but in a moment of feeling like Laharl, I place my final maximum bid of $40; "if those bastards want it, they'll have to pay what I nearly did just a few days ago", I thought as I watched the timer run down, all while listening to In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

Eventually, the timer hit 0, as the song wrapped up. There was a delay on loading the page, having me nervous over the outcome, but lo and behold, I won at $37. Kinda expensive for something that should cost me $15 after sales tax, but given how Amiibo have been, and how rare it is to see anything other than the most mainstream of mainstream characters, like Mario, Link, Pikachu, etc. in-person, I feel justified -w-

Now, if only I can find Villager for a reasonable price...but, I suppose with the forthcoming Great Amiibo Raid, if I walk away with Expand Dong Donkey Kong, I'll be satisfied[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 20, 2015, 08:32:49 pm
@pent: Steve Ok'd the Dream Suite as the next Public Works Project in this copy of AC:NL, which is used to visit other peoples' towns. with that, i may be able to visit yours and mess with it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on April 21, 2015, 10:52:36 am
Dragon's Dogma is an open world RPG that has an amazing plot that you actually have a lot of say in. While I'm mostly new to the genre I find it's hybrid classes (ex. Magic Archer, Mystic Knight) and large amount of unique skills very fun to mess around with.

There is also a pawn system that adds a NPC that follows you and can be best described as an Amiibo, they learn how to behave from you and will work to cover your weaknesses in battle.

If you get it get the Dark Arisen version it contains all the DLC and a whole other island for newgame plus and newgame plusplus.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on April 21, 2015, 05:05:44 pm
I can't figure out how to make my router Port Forward shit or I'd run a little Minecraft server for my bro and I, maybe some other friends.

Thanks, Belkin.

Pent: Glad you got her!  Though more then double the price is pretty steep....
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 21, 2015, 05:17:55 pm
@Stew: True that, but given how I've never seen the other two Fire Emblem Amiibo in person, I feel justified -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 22, 2015, 08:45:57 pm
i'm actually rather impressed by how hot the amiibo resale market is. of course, i'm never particularly thrilled with current gen vidya game stuff, so i suppose my sight is skewed here.

so who has Don't Starve Together.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 22, 2015, 09:53:12 pm
Me too, actually; I never expected Amiibo to quite catch on like they have, given the very negative reactions to production models vs. the prototypes shown at E3 earlier that year (Link's Frozen Pillar of PeeTM being a frequent source of jokes), although I always planned to get at least one. I figured, given the mass hatedom, that "I can just walk into [store] and pick up Villager when I get my copy of SSB4"...but he was sold out, so I went for Mario (My second choice).

As for DST, I plan to buy that soon, assuming I don't find anything during my trip tomorrow; it's on sale on Steam until Friday :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on April 23, 2015, 11:02:31 am
I have Don't Starve Together!
My Steam is Legojer.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 23, 2015, 11:19:17 am
@lego: great! my computer will be fixed in a few weeks, i'll add you. i'm Stuffedninja on there. :3

@pent: we will not starve

TOGETHER
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on April 24, 2015, 01:10:49 am
Kari I would like to add add you on Skype because communication is key in teamwork.

and teamwork is need for survival.

and survival means not starving.

Together! :D
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 24, 2015, 11:12:02 pm
You know, with the expansion of my Amiibo collection, I kinda want to make a series of images depicting the figurines and their in-game appearances together, with their names -w-

For the curious, my collection has grown, and now consists of:
- Mario (Mayro - Supra Mayro Kratt. No question)
- Peach (Pichi - Peach + Nichi)
- Bowser (King Koopa - his original name)
- Toon Link (Penti - my file name on Wind Waker)
- Samus (Ripley - after the protagonist from the Alien franchise, which is often compared to Metroid)
- Donkey Kong (The Dong - Expanded)
- Mega Man (Rockman - His Japanese name, because it rocks </lame_joke>)
- Ness* (undecided)
- Lucina* (undecided)
- Toad* (Battletoad - Because I initially thought Battletoads was about the Toads from Mario)
*awaiting shipment
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 25, 2015, 11:19:24 am
@lego: i have no issue with that, but bear in mind that whenever i do DST i don't have the Skype window open on my laptop. whenever i would play with my boyfriend, we'd do a voice chat (i'd use Skype on my phone). :0

@pent: hah. noice, bro. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on April 25, 2015, 01:26:26 pm
I give 10/10 for that Amiibo collection. I only have a Kirby name Guzzler.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 26, 2015, 02:26:40 am
that's cool, though--i haven't seen any Kirbys in the area, really. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 26, 2015, 10:42:54 am
I've seen quite a few in my area. He's not *quite* as easy to find as he was at launch, but compared to Samus, DK, and especially the trinity (Villager, Marth, Wii Fit Trainer), he's plentiful.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 26, 2015, 11:23:59 am
well, yeah. pretty sure he's just uncommon. but i do think they release different quantities to different regions.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on April 26, 2015, 02:07:32 pm
There was like 6 when I went and got mine, I don't know many people with them but if you can get one GET ONE my Kirby was beating my room mates level 50 Kondey Dong at level 39. They seem to be naturally very good, especially with getting people over the edge and driving them down.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 26, 2015, 04:50:38 pm
I'll keep that in mind :3
(All I know so far is Pichi and I are on equal footing right now, with her at lv38, and Mayro is a beast at lv50...with some occasional derpy moments -w-; )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 27, 2015, 10:21:15 am
Steve picked up a Kirby yesterday.his amiibo looks so out of place with all the other ones, since he's the only one who's short (and sitting). xD;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on April 28, 2015, 11:15:15 pm
There's a damn Wii Fit Trainer amiibo?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on April 28, 2015, 11:32:31 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on April 28, 2015, 11:15:15 pm
There's a damn Wii Fit Trainer amiibo?

Pretty sure they stopped making them after the first run and they go for around $50 on ebay (-_-)

So tonight was the 6th night of my Steins;Gate playthrough stream where I drink beer and play Steins;Gate
Two of the translators of the JAST USA release (The one I'm playing) watch me almost every night which is really fucking awesome.
On the first two nights (Friday and Saturday) I got pretty rowdy and drunk until around 1:00AM local time.
Its really really fun going through the game with other people and reacting at EVERY. SINGLE. LINE. SAID.
But I plan on continuing the stream every night until finals next week but I'll only not stream on the nights before a final.
Dis gun b gud.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on April 29, 2015, 01:52:54 am
@Stew, Kraus: Still cheaper than Villager; whom seems to go for $75+
(I have never seen one of him in person; same for WFT and Marth...although at least Marth is getting a restock next month, and Villager is getting a restock in Japan)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on April 29, 2015, 01:44:50 pm
I would like a Wii Fit Trainer but I'm not going to try to get one unless Nintendo pushes more out. I think my next Amiibo will be a Peach.

In other news there is a game I found at agar.io (http://agar.io) it is a lot like the cell stage in spore. I maybe spent 3 hours yesterday at it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 29, 2015, 09:21:20 pm
seems Steve found a decent deal on some at Toys R Us, so he has a Mega Man and a Donkey Kong now. no word on names yet, i only found this out over the phone like, an hour ago. :0

i've been stealing Steve's computer a lot lately to play Don't Starve. the RoG content has given me a whole new set of challenges, making it even more addicting. this is, however, coming on the eve of RoG being added to DST, so i could just be gearing up. the parts are in and i've already paid in full, so my laptop should be fixed soon. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on April 29, 2015, 11:54:26 pm
I should brush up on my Don't Starve if we're going to play together, I'll do it after I finish my lab report.

I wish you luck with your repairs.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 30, 2015, 04:32:32 pm
laptop is fixed and my Steam games are back and installed. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on May 01, 2015, 04:22:28 pm
Legojer and Chocofreak13's Don't Starve Together Results:
Deaths: 2
Penguins steal eggs.
Crock pot is love, crock pot is life.
Do not eat things that aren't food or you're inner demons will kill you.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 02, 2015, 11:11:04 pm
yeahhhh....

and if we play again i REALLY want to equip the wormhole markers and the smart crock pot. it's annoying not knowing the results of what you're cooking before you cook. (wastes ingredients.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on May 03, 2015, 04:04:47 pm
True dat.
I was really looking forward to some of those mods.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 03, 2015, 05:07:29 pm
After months of trying to find one, Gamecube Controller Adapter get >:3
(Actually seeing one in-person, as well as Villager's recent restock in Japan, makes me feel like Nintendo is finally catching up to demand)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 03, 2015, 05:55:58 pm
bah i need a fucking crossover cable
why are they so pricey ughhhhh

EDIT: the best fucking thing ever (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGxgDnItjuA)

EDITEDIT: decided to play a solo round of DS. made damn good progress given i only started it a few hours ago. almost gave up on the save file when i couldn't find the beefalo midway through autumn (ended up farming pigs for poop to make a farm), but i'm glad i didn't. this is the most cohesive save file i've had to date; i've got a sweet-ass little camp, enough food to survive the winter (even if not comfortably), a place to sleep (and thus recover sanity), and i dealt with the spider problem next door, so my camp is safe (for now).

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 12, 2015, 04:13:00 pm
So, I found both Amiibo of Marth and Ike this morning. Stacked with the Gamecube controller adapter, I'm really feeling it; I think maybe it's likely I'll see Villager restocked soon (They already did in Japan, and I'm tempted to order one), or maybe I'll stumble onto Shulk, so the previous bit on "really feeling it" will make more sense -w-;

For the curious, my collection so far (in spoiler tag)
[spoiler=Amiibo]- Mario (Mayro - It's believed that he has a go-kart that can stop on a dime. No question)
- Peach (Pichi - Still want artwork of 2k-tan dressed like Peach LOL)
- Bowser (King Koopa - He doesn't want you to Do the Mario)
- Toon Link (Penti - Not to be confused with Mii Swordfighter Penti-chan)
- Samus (Ripley - Even if I haven't seen Alien yet -w-; )
- Donkey Kong (The Dong - It's Feature Length)
- Mega Man (Rockman - [air guitar])
- Toad (Battletoad - Do you have it?)
- Marth (The Legend - since this is the first one I've seen in person)
- Ike (Hurricane - after one that hit the state I'm in years back...although by the time it got to me, it had downgraded to "unnamed severe thunderstorm" -w-; )
- Ness* (undecided)
- Lucina* (undecided)
*awaiting shipment[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 12, 2015, 10:16:38 pm
Starrrbooooound

finally caved and played for awhile when i likely should have been doing something more constructive.

EDIT: oh, it's also worth noting that my old save file was erased when the game updated. pissed (as well as pissed about losing my nice coat), but cest la vie. also, that camp i mentioned in DS died horribly. i killed the save file since everything burned up in fire and i couldn't make it back to where i was camped without dying repeatedly.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 15, 2015, 12:00:03 am
Mmm :\

So, I did a thing tonight; having my 4 highest leveled Amiibo duke it out. For the curious, some highlights and the results:
[spoiler=Amiibo Fight Club results]Mayro vs. Penti vs. Pichi vs. Marth the Legend
3-stock

Round 1: Kongo Jungle N64
- Pichi is first to be defeated, but not before getting revenge on Marth for that Final Smash not long ago, by way of Golden Hammer
- Mayro kept all 3 lives until shortly after Pichi was defeated, by way of Penti deciding it was Hammer Time
- Marth was second to be defeated, thanks to Penti's clever use of the spike ball
- Penti quickly evened the playing field with a lucky use of the Galaga item, and nearly caught Mayro a second time with the same item, but as you should know, sneak attacks only work once
- Ultimately, Mayro won out in the end

Round 2: Temple
- Early in, a nicely executed Counter on Marth's part
- ...and he immediately goes to the lowest point of the stage and starts dancing, as you do
- Mayro and Marth seem to be more focused on each other right now; as the Legend wants to live up to his name and take down Supra Mayro
- Penti was first to be defeated
- Mayro went down next; leaving Pichi (1-stock) and Marth (2-stock)
- ...and Pichi is defeated almost immediately after; leaving Marth the Legend standing triumphent, and becoming my second level 50 Amiibo

Final round: Final Destination
- Marth is intent on keeping his title
- Marth breaks free from the bug item at the last possible second, saving himself from being knocked out
- Holy fuck; Marth took down Mayro, Pichi, and Penti with a single Final Smash
- Penti was first to be defeated; the playing field is equal between the 3 remaining fighters
- Marth took down Mayro and Pichi in one sweep, via Warp Star, ending the battle

WINNER: Marth the Legend
He's been here less than a week, and already he's living up to his name[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 15, 2015, 11:14:29 am
hah! you never would have thought it compared to Nin's usual stock but Marth's a fucking beast! i'ma have to mention this to Steve. xD;


Starbound has claimed my soul send help
actually don't

it's really really fun .w.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 16, 2015, 07:31:56 pm
lookit mah ship, mah ship is amazin'... (http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/Chocofreak13007/Hestia%20Falcon%20Class%20Ship%20Full_zpshck4cw4f.png)



ierm ser serry fer derber persting
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 16, 2015, 10:13:45 pm
Niiice :3

Eventually, I'm going to get back to Captain Toad. For now, SSB -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 22, 2015, 12:19:13 am
So, I did another Amiibo Fight Club; since Lucina arrived today. Results below:
[spoiler=Amiibo Fight Club: Low-Leveled Edition]Rules: 3-stock free-for-all

Fighters w\ starting levels:
- Konata (Lucina - Lv15)
- Hurricane (Ike - Lv15)
- Rockman (Mega Man - Lv13)
- The Dong (Donkey Kong - Lv12)

Round 1: Boxing Ring
- Konata is following in the footsteps of Marth the Legend; using a Hammer to take out her opponents in one shot...but then she hit a bomb, knocking herself out. Not quite there yet -w-;
- The Dong is breathing fire. Insert your own joke here.
- Speaking of, the Dong was the first to be defeated.
- Konata took out the Hurricane. Only Rockman remains; with 2 stock against her 1.
- Rockman isn't doing that much, it seems; like he's not sure what he's doing.
- Konata evened the odds; bringing Rockman down to 1 stock.
- Konata went offscreen to combo Rockman into the blast zone; ending the battle.

Round 2: Temple
- The Dong has the Smash Ball, so he starts to play us the song of his people. It's not very effective
- The Dong then slips up and falls off the stage, because he got a bit careless.
- Konata just grabbed the giant sword and sent Hurricane Ike flying off-stage with it.
- The Dong gets the fricking laser beam; catching both Hurricane and Konata off-guard.
- Rockman is staying out of the way. Not much of a super fighting robot, is he?
- Hurricane Ike was first to be defeated.
- Now Rockman is getting more into the fight.
- Konata got the Smash Ball; catching the Dong with it.
- The Dong surprised Konata with a clap; likely as revenge for the Final Smash.
- Holy fuck; Rockman just knocked out the Dong. He's starting to become more useful.
- Konata is on her last stock, while Rockman has 2 remaining, and for once, I feel he may have the upper hand.
- Rockman took out Lucina; with 2 stock remaining.

Final Round: Luigi's Mansion
- The mansion's getting wrecked, but everyone still has 3 stock.
- Rockman gets the Smash Ball; unleashing the various Mega Men from across the multiverse to join him in taking out Hurricane Ike, while Konata manages to return to the stage.
- The fight has remained fairly even so far
- The Dong is the first to go down; unable to withstand the Hurricane
- Rockman took out the Hurricane, for becoming the (Mega) Man with the Golden Hammer
- Konata just barely took victory, via a well-used Final Smash

Post-battle levels:
Konata: Lv26
Hurricane: Lv22
Rockman: Lv24
The Dong: Lv21

End result:
Rockman has gone from doing nothing to actually putting up a solid fight, while Konata is starting to follow in the footsteps of Marth the Legend. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ike and the Dong aren't quite up to par yet.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 25, 2015, 07:10:26 pm
sounding cool, bro. though i'm surprised that MergaMern leveled up that much with all the inactivity.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 25, 2015, 09:37:25 pm
From what I understand, Amiibo level up faster when they lose a battle vs. when they win; which is why Mega Man went from "MegaDerp" to "competent fighter"
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2015, 03:09:43 am
huh, that's interesting. must make them harder to level at higher ones, though. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 30, 2015, 11:11:34 am
So, more Amiibo have been added. Here's a rundown of those obtained since the last list I made:

- Sonic (& Knuckles - Because, Knuckles)
- Lucina (Konata - first blue-haired anime character I could think of. Now I want artwork of Konata in cosplay as Lucina -w-)
- Villager (Gardenia - Because "Penti" was already taken)
- Jigglypuff (PinkFloyd - "It's just another hole in the wall, Floyd". Also a nod toward Pink, the Jigglypuff that Marina owned in The Legend of Thunder)
- Silver Mario (MetalMario - Because that was my first thought when I saw him)
- Wario (Za Warudo - "You expected Robin, but it was me! Wario!")

Still waiting on Ness to arrive; he should be in within the coming week.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on May 30, 2015, 05:11:31 pm
I bought two more Amiibos yesterday, both are now at level 50 thanks to Guzzler; now I will have to play against them so they really learn how to play.

Guzzler the Kirby
Daisy the Peach
Shadaw the Sonic
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 30, 2015, 05:24:41 pm
How I usually train is to play them myself until they get too strong for me to keep up, and then I turn them loose against the rest of my Amiibo (Mainly, ones around the same level as them), or I continue by doing Team Battle (Me + Lv9 version of [character] vs. [Amiibo])

Just realized I forgot to mention my Sanic, so I added him to the previous post
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on May 30, 2015, 07:24:32 pm
I was going to name mine Sanic but one of my friends had one already so I ended up doing Shadaw.

Amiibo's level doesn't really determine their intelligence my Peach defeated my Kirby at level 20. Amiibos learn new things even when at level 50. My friends Amiibos also apparently know how to work together when on a team with ome another, which is a little creepy.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on May 30, 2015, 10:25:06 pm
Indeed; I think the level mostly has to do with its strength. Also, Mayro and Pichi work together well as a team; they play off each other extremely well, that in order to balance the battle out, I had to have Pichi and Konata swap teams -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on June 06, 2015, 02:45:58 pm
>sits down to play a little Fallout 3 before lunch
>two and a half hours later...

Also, I started Mirror's Edge the other day ... the graphics / art design is so pretty ...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 06, 2015, 03:03:43 pm
@Bella: I really need to get back to that series. I mean, I own all of the main Fallout games, but have never finished any of them -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 07, 2015, 05:44:10 pm
Steve actually purchased Fallout 3 - GotY Edition yesterday on Steam; he already had the regular version, but he had to get the DLC through a shitty now-defunct company that won't refund him or let him reclaim his purchases. and it was only $12 for the whole shebang, instead of $20 for all the DLC again. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on June 08, 2015, 12:14:20 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on June 07, 2015, 05:44:10 pm
Steve actually purchased Fallout 3 - GotY Edition yesterday on Steam; he already had the regular version, but he had to get the DLC through a shitty now-defunct company that won't refund him or let him reclaim his purchases. and it was only $12 for the whole shebang, instead of $20 for all the DLC again. :0


That's the version I have. I think I paid about the same last time it was on sale...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 08, 2015, 12:24:56 pm
pretty sure it was on sale this time, which is why he got it. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 08, 2015, 01:26:56 pm
I bought mine for $20 a few years back. Actual physical discs, which kinda sucks, as I have to have disc 1 in my drive when playing -w-;
(But, makes it convenient to install without waiting 2 weeks for it to download via Steam)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 08, 2015, 05:10:48 pm
that's kind of cool, actually, it's harder and harder to find (quality) disk-based PC games anymore. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 08, 2015, 09:48:08 pm
True that. I'm kinda tempted to pick up the Elder Scrolls Anthology box set, as it's dropped down to $30, even if I already have Daggerfall (A CD-R copy), Morrowind, and Oblivion ($30 is worth it alone to have all 5 games with all the expansions, and even printed maps of the worlds to each game -w- )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 09, 2015, 02:16:22 am
oooo, that IS worth it. :0

physical copies don't really come with as much as they used to. they don't make big box sets of stuff like they did for Bioshock 2, right? (cause i got the special edition box set and it's sweet. -w- )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 09, 2015, 10:48:00 am
Yeah; usually stuff like that is only a special edition, as usually you buy the game and just get the disc :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 09, 2015, 11:21:26 am
yeah, this was like, the deluxe special edition. got it for a steal. but these days it's harder to find those things. of course, when you do, the stuff is fucking primo; companies need to entice people to buy their stuff, so they include shitloads of swag. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 10, 2015, 08:31:16 am
>encounter a shiny Elektrike
>It uses Roar on the first turn
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 10, 2015, 05:25:44 pm
@Nej: I've yet to encounter a shiny in any Pokémon game. I have, however, legitimately contracted Pokérus; which is actually rarer >:3

So...Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle. The other day, I tried to beat this game in one sitting; getting decently far in before I needed save states as a crutch (I got up to level 68 before, in an effort to load my save state, I actually overwrote it, leading to me ragequitting the game. However, by the power of BizHawk (The emulator Vinny uses, for the Real-Time Corrupter add-on, and featuring an instant rewind feature), I did beat it...and here's the ending:


To be honest, I did like this game when I was younger; I felt that, while not the best game ever, it wasn't that bad, either. Replaying it, and actually trying to beat it, was another experience entirely. They're nice enough to give you a 4-digit password at the end of every level, so at least there's that, but the game suffers from so many other problems, such as:



This game had potential, but it's plagued with so many problems that it's hard to suggest it at all. At the very least, I can say I finally beat it...even if I had to cheat to get past the level I was stuck on.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 11, 2015, 10:54:39 am
@nej: i'm so sorry ;^;
@pent: based off that localization ending alone it feels sorta shitty. sorry to crap on a game you like but it does feel like an instance of the mid 90's where they just made a cheap game engine and slapped as many license characters as they could on it. i mean, not being able to turn around isn't even something that was a thing in Mario games. >>;;

getting back into playing DST. hopefully this won't distract me too much from the project, but at least it's stress relief. though it glitched up so hard the other night that me and Steve couldn't even play. i've begun a new file alone to see if it was just mod lockout, so far so good (as good as it can be, the game thinks my computer sucks). :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 11, 2015, 11:22:34 am
Actually, it came out in 1989. Still, when one of the first Game Boy games was Super Mario Land, which IMO faithfully captured the feel of Super Mario Bros., they don't have much of an excuse here :\

I plan to give the sequels a try sometime soon, too. Technically, Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands is one of them, as this series has a complicated history with licensing; most of the series in Japan were Mickey Mouse games, with the very first one being a Roger Rabbit game in its initial Famicom release, while in the US, most of the series were released as Bugs Bunny games, with a few oddities (Mickey Mouse V: Mahou no Stick coming out in its original form as the aforementioned Magic Wands, while Mickey Mouse IV became a Ghostbusters game in the US). In all regions, the final game of the series, released for GBA in 2002, starred Woody Woodpecker.

EDIT: So, I just beat the second game. This one's much more polished than the first one; for starters, holy shit you can actually change directions on the stairs, which makes the game's difficulty feel a lot more fair (There's still some moments, but they aren't as frequent. Also, the game is mercifully shorter (28 levels + 1 boss fight, versus 80 levels), and has a better ending; with Bugs rescuing his girlfriend, "Honey Bunny" (This was a good 5 years before Space Jam, so Lola Bunny didn't exist yet). It's obvious they put a lot more effort into this one, making for a game that is worth picking up if you find it cheaply.

Next one up would be Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3; a Game Boy Color game that is technically the 6th installment in the series. The various licenses applied to this series makes things complicated -w-;

Also, Steam Summer Sale has begun. I already have plans to pick up Chip's Challenge 2 and Don't Starve Together -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on June 12, 2015, 07:03:57 pm
Are we all going to not starve together?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 12, 2015, 07:38:18 pm
@Lego: Indeed :3
I think Kari's wanting to do a group game Sunday evening?

EDIT: So, I just picked up DST...and also the Chip's Challenge Bundle (Cost the same as just getting 2 by itself, which also landed me the first game and the level creator add-on (Which I hope is as easy to use as the fan-made CHIPEDIT was for the Windows Entertainment Pack version).

As for the graphics, they seem to have been a source of controversy over people more familiar with the WEP version. Here's a side-by-side comparison between the two:

The graphics of the WEP version are all original and exclusive to it, while the Steam version uses graphics more in-line with the previous versions of the game; such as the Amiga version (http://www.mobygames.com/game/amiga/chips-challenge/screenshots/gameShotId,220196/). As far as the gameplay, the Steam version plays off of what fans call the "Atari Lynx ruleset"; which has smoother character movement as the first immediately noticeable difference, which makes the game feel different.

The controls work just as well as any other version; it might throw some off that it uses WASD for movement, instead of the arrow keys (I know most games these days are expected to use WASD for movement, but I opted to change it in the options to use the arrow keys just because I'm more adjusted to playing Chip's Challenge that way). Also, they removed the mouse control option, but given mouse control in the WEP version was terrible, it's not really missed in the least.

As for the music, while there's a lot more of it this time around (Which is part of the reason for the game being a 180MB download, versus earlier versions being about 500KB), it just doesn't fit the game in my opinion; it's these old piano pieces that sound more like something you'd hear in a silent movie than a puzzle game revolving around a nerdy guy trying to impress the head of a computer club, which leaves me longing for the chiptunes of the Amiga version or even the MIDIs of the WEP version. Also, the sound effects are very, very loud; moreso than the music. However, they can easily be disabled in the options, and from looking at the game's data, it doesn't seem like it'd take much effort to import the sound effects from the WEP version, while the music would take more time).

Aside from the issues with the audio, it's still Chip's Challenge; therefore, it's great : D
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 13, 2015, 01:29:48 am
tbh, i never even knew it had sound. it was always disabled, lol.

i should think about picking that up. but i'm broke atm, lol.

@DST: just a heads up, Pent, the controls are WASD for DST (for movement, anyway, i'll explain the rest later). and Lego, Pent's right, i was gonna get a 3-way game going with me, my boyfriend Steve, and Pent on sunday evening. if you're free, i'd love to have you along. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 13, 2015, 01:34:59 am
I can adjust to it, but for Chip's Challenge, it's etched into my mind to use the arrows -w-;
(It's like me attempting to do PSO with a keyboard, or MapleStory with a controller)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on June 13, 2015, 10:59:03 am
I am avaliable on Sunday so that works out well.
I should practice a bit today though.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 14, 2015, 02:41:37 am
kaaay. posting here for reference that the current working time is around 5:30, 6pm EST.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on June 14, 2015, 11:38:55 am
I'm not sure why but I felt the need to make a mod for Don't Starve that adds Me-tan to the game. I'm wondering if I can use the below image or is there some right restriction?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 14, 2015, 11:43:47 am
@Lego: I don't see why not, if you aren't charging for the mod. It's not like my Chip's Challenge audio mod; where I'm likely skirting around the fact Microsoft likely still holds the copyrights to the sound effects from the Windows Entertainment Pack version, which keeps me from publishing it on Steam -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 14, 2015, 03:58:18 pm
everyone still on for today

SAY YOU ARE
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 14, 2015, 04:06:25 pm
I am :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 14, 2015, 11:08:41 pm
DST has been so very, VERY difficult today. =__=

maybe we'd be better off trying when i'm not in the same room as Steve. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 14, 2015, 11:24:41 pm
Indeed :\

So, next week is the Amiibo Tournament, which has officially been named Super Smash Bros. X-Treme*, and already we have 2 additional fighters to slightly throw things out of whack; Luigi and Diddy Kong. So, I'm going to get them up to level 50, and then randomly pair them against some of the ones already entered, to compete for their place -w-

*As a nod toward a story I wrote eons ago, back in an age when "xtreme kool letterz (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/XtremeKoolLetterz)" were commonplace -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 15, 2015, 01:16:01 am
lol. we'll see the results, bro. -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 16, 2015, 05:17:25 pm
Indeed -w-

So, I came to a realization:

> Fallout 4 announced
> Final Fantasy VII remake announced
> 7-4=3
> Half-Life 3 confirmed?

Then again, Shenmue III happening kinda takes that possibility away -w-;
(Which, news of III happening makes me want to dust off my Dreamcast and get into the series finally :3)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on June 17, 2015, 02:24:30 pm
that feel when shenmue iii is happening from kickstarter and not sega themselves
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 17, 2015, 02:50:31 pm
True that. I kinda hope maybe we get a re-release of the first 2 games; as I'd love to try and get into the series again...but because of the 3rd game finally happening, prices for the first 2 have shot up.

I do have the first one...the original Japanese release, which doesn't help; as I have no idea what anyone is saying -w-;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on June 21, 2015, 01:59:03 pm
After carefully avoiding the Steam Summer Sale I finally bought Borderlands & Borderlands 2 (wanted to play for awhile, can't beat the prices now) and The Talos Principle ($13 is a little more than I'd like to spend on a single game but it sounds so very me and has good reviews as well).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 21, 2015, 04:30:19 pm
@Bella: Once I get paid, there's a few last games I want to get from the sale (Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds being the biggest one, as I had it on 360 and never got a chance to play much of it beyond the first level. Also, Chuck's Challenge 3D, even if it's kinda weak in contrast to its spiritual predecessor, Chip's Challenge...but it's $1, so why not -w-)

Speaking of Chip's Challenge, since my previous post on it, they have put out a title update for both 1 and 2; that allows you to adjust the volume of the music and sound effects (Making it more bearable), and making easier to change between different tile sets (Just go into options, and from a pull-down menu, you can select from the default appearance or any custom ones you put in the folder. Thus, you can make it look like the WEP version (Which there are fan-assembled tile sets that make this one of the easiest mods for the game):



You can even disable the smooth movement; making it feel more like the WEP version, so long-time players of that version will feel more at home (There's still a few quirks that make it not quite the same, but it's a little more homely).

Now, onto discussion of the sequel. The audio and visuals from the Steam version of CC1 apply here, as well; given that they share the same engine. However, what makes them stand apart is all the new stuff they added to it over the first game.

First off, a few of the new items:


Next up, and probably the biggest new feature, is that some levels have you playing not as Chip, but as Melinda; the head of the computer club mentioned in the first game, whom Chip was trying to win over. The big difference between the two is that Melinda can walk on ice without needing the skates (Or cleats, in this version), but she can't walk on gravel without finding the Hiking Boots item, to balance things out. Some levels have you flipping between the two characters in order to solve the puzzles, by way of a special floor tile that lets you switch between them (It's officially described in-game as being a tile that causes Chip to transform into Melinda, and vice-versa, but IMO it makes a little more sense for it to function ala the Tag Barrel from DK64).

There's also many, many new types of blocks and tiles; one that stands out in my mind are special ones that prevent you from passing if you have a certain object in your inventory (Like, if you have the fire boots or a key of a certain color, you cannot pass until you get rid of them). As a result, one of the earlier levels was a maze in which you have to avoid the keys, or else you'd be blocked from the exit.

Really, I'm barely even 1\4 into this game, and there's already so much stuff that makes it stand out from the first game. My only real complaint is the tutorial levels hold your hand a bit too much (The very first one assumes you've never played the first game), but when they start to introduce new features not in the first game, it's not as bad IMO. Besides, it's still not that intrusive, compared to some games I've played, and even with the more hand-holding tutorials, you still get some truly challenging normal levels to test your skills (Often times, the level immediately after a tutorial will revolve around using what you just learned to solve a much more complex puzzle).

Long story short, it was worth the $3.75 I paid for it on Steam; getting it during the sale in a bundle with the first game and the level builder.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 29, 2015, 01:04:25 pm
WazHack. (http://www.wazhack.com/) >:I


i didn't think i'd be into this game nearly as much as i am, but it's just kind of addicting. if i need to kill time on my computer, i can launch a quick game and kill anywhere from 2 minutes to half an hour. i've already nixed Steve's high score, and he's had the game for months (i've had it since last wednesday). i'm figuring some of the quirks and whatnot out on my own, but i think i'm still in too cautious an area to say i've experienced the game fully. but hey, my best score got me to level 10 and 1000 feet, which is damn good considering the circumstances. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on June 29, 2015, 01:54:12 pm
I'd probably dig it, given that I put so many hours into NetHack (http://www.nethack.org/) way back when -w-

So, last week was Super Smash Bros. X-Treme, my Amiibo tournament. With it completed, I decided to share details on it here, in the spoiler tag:
[spoiler=Super Smash Bros. X-Treme]Rules:
- 1-on-1, 2-stock, no time limit
- Characters will be paired up at random
- Any stage

Round 0: Za Warudo and King Koopa attempt to qualify
Both fights @ Miiverse

- Za Warudo (Wario) vs. The Dong (Donkey Kong)
Fight remained fairly even, although Za Warudo gained the upper hand by earning an extra life; winning the battle and earning his spot

- King Koopa (Bowser) vs. Hurricane Ike
Ike protects his position in the tournament, by way of the Hammer. Now, the real battle begins

Round 1: 6/23/2015
- KongQuest (Diddy Kong) vs. Pichi (Peach) @ Delfino Plaza
Early into the fight, Pichi locked KongQuest in an impressive combo of a springboard item and her butt-slam attack, which helped her reach victory. KongQuest, while pulling off some impressive moves on occasion, like snagging the Smash Ball, just wasn't quite up to the task.

- Mayro (Mario) vs. Hurricane Ike @ Boxing Ring
This fight stayed even right up to the end; with Mayro took out Ike's first life, but then Ike managed to earn an extra, only for Mayro to take it...and then promptly lose his first life. Even Ike obtaining the Hammer didn't help ship the tables, as Mayro effortlessly evaded his attack. It came down to the wire; Ike sent out a Galaga ship and had the Smash Ball, but Mayro heabutted him into oblivion; ending the battle.

- Konata (Lucina) vs. Weegee (Luigi) @ Pokémon Stadium 2
Even with fast Smashes on her side, Konata wasn't able to keep up pace with the combo master that is Weegee. However, she came close to victory when she got the Smash Ball toward the end, but Weegee casually jumped over her attack. Of the fighters to join in after the original plans for the tournament were laid out, Weegee seems to be the wild card that's going to really shake things up.

- Dyson (Kirby) vs. PinkFloyd (Jigglypuff) @ Smashville
In sharp contrast to the two previous fights, this one was kinda derpy; between the unfitting music and the lack of action. However, PinkFloyd came out on top in the end.

- Za Warudo vs. Sonic & Knuckles @ Gamer
Sonic proved to be a more competent fighter, although Za Warudo only lost his last life due to getting caught by the stage hazard in his effort to sneak up on Sonic. Was a good fight, though.

- Gardenia (Villager) vs. Penti (Toon Link) @ Kongo Jungle N64
This fight was one of the more intense ones; with so many close calls, but by a hair, Gardenia pulled through in the end with a Final Smash.

- Joel (Ness) vs. Ripley (Samus) @ Onett
Ripley, although she has taken on powerful monsters and even a giant brain in a glass jar, she couldn't comprehend the true form of Joel's Final Smash, leading to his victory. Also, Waluigi appeared via Assist Trophy at one point, and "nope'd" right out of there, as he walked off screen -w-;

- Rockman (Mega Man) vs. Marth the Legend @ Pilotwings
In a major shake-up, none of the Fire Emblem characters made it into round 2; as Rockman effortlessly wasted Marth to secure the final slot for round 2.

Round 2: 6/24/2015
- Pichi vs. Mayro @ Port Town Aero Dive
...ok, this one was a total washout. There was little fighting; all they focused on was staying on the stage, with Peach winning due to her ability to float. I'm declaring a rematch on a more neutral stage.

- Pichi vs. Mayro, Rematch @ Kongo Jungle N64
Now, this is a better match. We get some real fighting, and some amusement; like Mayro tricking Pichi into stepping on the motion-sensor bomb she set not long ago. Also, Pichi got the Smash Ball and used it...but Mayro woke up quickly and ate the peaches that dropped. This fight went on for quite some time, before Mayro pulled through in the end with a well-place Freezy.

- Weegee vs. PinkFloyd @ Pokemon Stadium 2
Weegee once more proves that he is the combo master; PinkFloyd didn't stand a chance here, being launched to the dark side of the moon.

- Sonic & Knuckles vs. Gardenia @ Colliseum
Sonic may be fast, but Gardenia was bigger, faster, and stronger, too. She, however, is not the first member of the DK Crew. Regardless, she won out in the end.

- Joel vs. Rockman @ Boxing Ring
With only one slot remaining open for the semi-finals, the stakes were high; as Joel and Rockman clashed. The tides turned, as Rockman lost his first life, all the while Joel obtained a 3rd life; which helped gurantee his victory; as he finished off his foe by using PK Thunder. Now, the table is set; tomorrow night, the semi-finals begin.

Semi-Finals: 6/25/2015
- Mayro vs. Weegee @ Battlefield
The tournament draws closer to the finish, with brother against brother. However, the Combo Master is proving to have a difficult fight against the first Amiibo, although he's keeping the fight close. Ultimately, Mayro won out, by way of the blower item; using it to keep Weegee from returning to the stage.

- Gardenia vs. Joel @ Battlefield
The penultimate battle before the final round begins, with Joel not really understanding what to do with his Mr. Saturn; as he promptly ditches it at the start of the fight. Ultimately, Joel won by a landslide; taking Gardy's first life with a killer combo of a banana peel, PK Fire, and a baseball bat, while taking the last one by getting the Smash Ball.

Final Round: 6/25/2015
- Mayro vs. Joel @ Final Destination
[Number of lives increased to 3]
At last, the final battle begins; with Joel and Mayro duking it out for the title. For each life Joel managed to take from Mayro, he immediately returned the favor; leaving this fight dead even right up to the end, when Joel pulled through to victory, by way of Midna showing up from an Assist Trophy. Thus, Joel is the strongest of my Amiibo currently.

Thoughts and notes, after the fact:
The results from this were far from what I initially expected. For starters, I thought that at the very least, Konata would make it to round 2, and as for the final round, I was initially thinking that the final round would come down to Mayro and Gardenia (The First Amiibo vs. the one that was supposed to be the first). Checking over my detailed character notes when I got home showed that the stats of the characters didn't make too drastic of a difference; it boiled down to how well trained they were.

Initially, Weegee and KongQuest were not part of the running; they came around after plans were in place for the tournament to begin, and they earned their way in by defeating Za Warudo and King Koopa in early pelimary matches that were not recorded. By the time the tournament was ready to begin, the two then attempted reentry, as documented at the beginning.

All in all, this was definately interesting. Maybe I might do another one, once my collection grows enough.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 29, 2015, 08:27:55 pm
cool results, bro. since i don't play, i doubt i understand completely how it boils down, but it's still kinda awesome to hear about. and i'll be honest, i was quite surprised to hear Ness was the winner. xD


as for Wazhack, i reccomend it. it's not super-expensive and can be a good "i have 10 minutes to kill" game. it also has the potential to get much more serious about it (hell, there's a Wiki (http://wazhack.wikia.com/wiki/Wazhack_Wiki) for it :0 ).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 23, 2015, 02:58:45 pm
So, apparently the PSO server I was playing on is officially dead. Or, rather, the admin took it down for "deep maintenance" back in early June, and dropped off the face of the planet shortly thereafter (Granted, he's barely around to begin with, and seems to leave the community in the dark). A few are still holding out in case it ever comes back online, but for the time being, many people have given up on the server ever coming back :\

There's always the Gamecube version, yeah, but it's a shame to lose my original Gardenia. Granted, it's possible the server could come back, but given how apathetic the server's admin has been in recent years, on top of the extreme server stability issues when I played earlier this year, I have my doubts.

EDIT: The further I read into it, I think it's probably a lost cause at this point; much like getting Sega to release PSO2
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 23, 2015, 04:25:06 pm
that's so sad! i'm sorry, Pent. ;^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 27, 2015, 02:56:36 am
discovered i can't play computer Minecraft.

perhaps it's just due to my boyfriend's NOSEBLEED SETUP (massive tv about the size of a window that's in 1080p, quite close to one's face) or the mouse sensitivity that was going on, but i ended up getting massive headaches the 2 times i played yesterday and nauseous enough that i threw up a few times (little ones). a bit of dizziness and fatigue later (after the second try) and i'm ruling it out. console is just fine, though; Steve has an Xbone480 so if we got that version i'd be okay. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on July 27, 2015, 03:01:19 am
I'm no ergonomics expert but I can't imagine a monitor of that size that close to the user is particularly healthy.... especially if you have to look up at it (which I imagine you probably do). I'd try a different monitor or backing up from the TV set.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 27, 2015, 04:43:57 am
the way the desk is set up, it wasn't really made for a tv of this size. he has no ill effects, but then, he's used to it (and less motion-sensitive than i am). i can't even read in the car, so it may just be a me thing. besides, he has a much better grasp on the game in terms of the sensitivity and whatnot.

ideally, though, when we're moved he's likely going to get a better desk, perhaps something like my brother-in-law's (which has a raised platform for the monitors). right now, though, it's eye-level. and i'd estimate it's around 2-3 feet from the face; i think i'm closer to my laptop right now. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 27, 2015, 10:49:15 am
First-person games can be like that, yeah. I admit, if I haven't played one in a while, I usually can't play for long without getting a headache, until I adjust to it :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 27, 2015, 12:50:13 pm
maybe i could power through. though i'd need to fix the sensitivity. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 27, 2015, 12:58:21 pm
Mmm. Some people can adjust to it and handle it, while others...not so much. Truth be told, the only game I ever played that made me want to puke was Naughty Bear; the laggy framerate on top of the wonky camera and the weird music made me feel nauseous .__.;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 27, 2015, 01:11:02 pm
mmm. so maybe i'm better off not trying. ;v;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on July 27, 2015, 01:36:46 pm
I'd give it one more shot before calling it quits, but that's just me
(Naughty Bear, again, was the exception)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 27, 2015, 10:32:39 pm
fair enough. and Naughty Bear reminds me of Catlateral Damage. Steve got it for me as a present on Steam, but i couldn't handle more than 10 minutes of it. it's adorable, but ill-thought-out, with horrible graphics and confusing (and needlessly difficult) gameplay. not to mention the goals are set a bit high for a first-timer; it's as if they want you to play the starter level several times before you get it right. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 09, 2015, 01:56:37 am
I remember hearing about that game; kinda wanted to play it, but it's in the same boat as I Am Bread, in the sense of not really wanting to pay for it :\

So, in restarting PSO recently from the Gamecube version, there's some things I forgot about that Blue Burst (The PC version I was playing) didn't have. I'll go over them in the spoiler tag, for the curious:
[spoiler=PSO - Blue Burst vs. Gamecube]Let's go ahead and get the two most obvious things out of the way:
- Gamecube version has offline play; as such, your character is stored on your memory card, nice and comfy next to your save for Super Smash Bros. Melee, instead of on a hard drive hooked up to a Raspberry Pi located in some guy's basement. There is the risk of file corruption, given how temperamental the GCN version was compared to the Dreamcast versions, but there are ways to backup your memory card.

- Episode IV is not included on the Gamecube version. Then again, given what happened last time I attempted EP4 (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1516.msg167858#msg167858), I consider that a blessing. EP4 really was kinda crappy in retrospect, and a buggy, poorly maintained mess of a server didn't help one bit -w-;;

Now, onto the main stuff I made this post for:

One of the things noticeable outright is how you progress through the game. In Blue Burst, all areas are unlocked from the beginning of the game; meaning you can immediately jump to the final area right out the gate and get your ass handed to you that much quicker. Meanwhile, on Gamecube, you can only access the first area (The Forest) at the beginning; in order to continue on to the next area, you have to defeat a boss, and then report to Principal Tyrell (The guy that explains the situation right after you make your character). While more restrictive, this part does allow for a tighter sense of story in the single player mode; you still get most of the story delivered conveniently through the messages that Red Ring Rico left scattered around the world, though (A setup I still think was very effective).

The last big thing to bring up is the side-quests; on Blue Burst, much like how all the areas are open, all quests are open from the start, and you can replay them as many times as you want (Whither this was something present on the Sega servers or not, IDK). On Gamecube, what quests you can access are generally based on what area you're most recently reached, and once you finish it, it's marked as completed; if you want to do it again, you have to wait until you start playing on the next difficulty level. Which, the side-quests add some more personality to the game; you get more of a sense of the world beyond the main story, from stuff like bringing a crook to justice or collecting data for scientists, on down to stuff like stopping this lady's husband from wasting so much money on new weapons, and of course, the infamous cake quest.

Also, the graphics are both better and worse in regards; the NPC models aren't nearly as well polished on the GCN version as they were on BB, while some levels have fancy visual effects that were dummied out on BB (This wasn't a choice by Sega, but by the staff of the server I played on).

That's about all I can think of, really. I'm slowly crawling back through this game, to maybe get the clone of Gardenia back to where her predecessor was.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on August 09, 2015, 08:06:49 pm
>mrw I'm level 4, strolling through the wasteland and see what appears to be a distant deathclaw
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 10, 2015, 12:39:56 am
the only game i've been into recently is Wazhack cause i don't want to sink the time into anything else. feels kinda sad. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 10, 2015, 12:55:02 am
I know that feel. I really need to finish Persona 3, but I don't have room to hook up my PS2 right now, and my main sink has been PSO (I forgot how good some of these offline quests are...although, TBH, the ones where you have to fight other hunters instead of monsters tend to suck, due to the way the hit detection works for PVP)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on August 10, 2015, 02:46:59 am
still on the goddamned wartune: now with 97% more kids and rejects of DOTA/LOL
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Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 10, 2015, 11:02:14 am
@pent: i'm thinking i should get more Steam games, or find a way to make AC interesting again. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 10, 2015, 11:39:16 am
Get Chip's Challenge. You can get 1 and 2 in a bundle on Steam for $5 (The same price as buying 2 by itself, strangely enough) :3

EDIT: So, on a quest on PSO I do not remember from the Dreamcast version, and was likely one introduced for Gamecube\Xbox...and for the love of Alis, why did Sonic Team decide a quest with a stealth section was a good idea? Maybe if they changed to an overhead camera angle like what Metal Gear Solid used, or you had a free-moving camera like in .hack, it wouldn't be quite as bad.

EDIT2: That quest, while it was very long and had a lot of frustrating parts (Likely due to the fact they expect you to be at least level 50 or so, based on the levels of my party members, and I was level 23), it does have a surprisingly emotional ending, even if you barely get to know the character in question. Also, the story in this quest is presented with traditional cut-scenes, with the same in-game graphics and text-only dialog; which gives it a feel almost like an older RPG (I wouldn't quite say like Phantasy Star IV, which used comic book style cut-scenes for major story stuff, but more like Final Fantasy VI or Chrono Trigger)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on August 16, 2015, 09:18:38 pm

This glitch is legitimately scarier than any creature I've run across so far.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 16, 2015, 09:46:46 pm
What the fuck is that!? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCNum4YAXSc)

So, since I plan to ship my Cube in with my Wah U when I move, and my Genesis will be going into storage, I've decided now is the time to take a break from PSO and actually finish Phantasy Star IV. Maybe I can finish it in about 2 months?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on August 17, 2015, 04:03:58 am
Spider-man on drugs?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on August 20, 2015, 01:23:22 am
Started playing Portal Stories: Mel today.

It's a little early to tell where the story is going, but overall it looks well-designed for a fan-made game, the graphics/art direction fits well with Portal canon, the puzzle mechanics seem about on par with Portal 2 (though I've heard people complain they get hard as the game progresses - we'll see if this is a bad thing since I thought the mechanics were too easy in Portal 2), and overall seems to capture the feeling of enormous, vertigo-inspiring scale that I loved so much in Portal & Portal 2.

Bonus points for finding a VA who can do a decent JK Simmons-as-Cave Johnson impersonation.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on August 20, 2015, 04:28:51 am
used to play this all the time before my iphone 5c got stolen
-insert racial slur here-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 20, 2015, 11:07:37 am
@Bella: I saw something mentioning that game on the Vinesauce forums last night. I might have to look more into it *w*

Since (hopefully) I'm going to move out in a few months, I've made the decision to try and beat Phantasy Star IV before then...but, as I learned, I'm not near as far into the game as I previously thought ^^;
[spoiler=Phantasy Star Offline 4: End of the Generations of C.A.R.D. Revolution & Knuckles]First off, I've only fought Dark Force (Better known as Dark Falz) once, and according to what I accidentally spoiled online (Although, I swear it was printed on the back of the box), you fight it 3 different times during the course of the story. However, I am close to the second one...although, by my own stupidity last night (I personally blame the influence of that margarita I was drinking), I didn't save immediately after the fight with Lashiec, and decided "I'm going to get myself to directly in front of the next dungeon, and then save"...and promptly got killed on the way.

So, going to attempt that again tonight; hoping I can pull that off a second time...and then make sure to save before I do anything else -w-;;;
The moral of the story is: don't drink and drive the Ice-Digger in PS4, or if you do, please save your game first[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 20, 2015, 10:45:31 pm
@leaf: used to see ads for that all the time. is it any good?
@pent: that thing bells posted is likely a human. was watching Steve play in the past week and a dead bandit went flying off, team rocket style, due to a glitch.


my sister gave me her login details for Origin and so i downloaded The Sims 4 and a childhood favourite, Theme Hospital. that was yesterday and i'd estimate i've already played TH for close to 10 hours. i forgot how fun this game was, and the dark humour is only funnier now since i can actually get it now...
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Post by: Penti-chan on August 21, 2015, 12:45:47 am
Nice :3

I got past the aforementioned fight on PS4. Going to attempt to take a stab at the next area sometime tomorrow; likely after work
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Post by: LeaflameSD on August 21, 2015, 04:31:23 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on August 20, 2015, 10:45:31 pm
@leaf: used to see ads for that all the time. is it any good?

it's alright. i feel the story is shoehorned in some places, but if you start playing for a bit you'll get hooked. you can join guilds and there's pvp and stuff like that
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on August 21, 2015, 04:33:47 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on August 20, 2015, 10:45:31 pm
Theme Hospital


Brilliant! That's one game that only got better with time.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on August 21, 2015, 04:35:37 am
still have that game... really used to sink time into it ^^
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 22, 2015, 02:53:28 am
I might have to try that sometime -w-;

...and now, to kinda mix things up from the usual talk about PS4, I'm going to talk about PSZ instead
[spoiler=Penti's Late Nite Thoughts on: Phantasy Star Zero (DS)]One of these days, I'll start talking about a game that doesn't involve that Sega RPG franchise that gave us such wonderful things as TOTAL ADVENTURE ROLE PLAYING (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/3/7/9/50379_back.jpg) and a cheesy anime intro I still make fun of (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TNiFdZjJLA). Today is not that day, however, as I talk about Phantasy Star Zero; the confusingly-named DS installment of the series.

As some might think, the title seems to imply this is the a prequel to the first game...but that's not the case; it has as much to do with the earlier PS games as FF6 has to do with FF7. If anything, this borrows more heavily from PSO...but it's not a prequel to that, either. Apparently, the developers chose to call it "Zero" because they wanted to indicate this was a "new beginning" for the series...but it never really went anywhere; it had a cult following, but long-time fans of the franchise weren't so keep on the generic anime art style (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/9/2/8/104928_front.jpg), in contrast to the older titles using (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/9/2/4/14924_front.jpg) a more unique style (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/2/9/8/13298_front.jpg).

I remember when I first heard of this game, back in the year 2009. With the series being a favorite of mine, having plenty of experience with PS1 and PSO under my belt, and longing for a more PSO-like experience than what PSU offered, I preordered it. Then, the reviews came in, and one random GameFAQs user said the magic phrase that single-handedly killed my interest in it: "long load times from cartridge". Immediately, I had flashbacks to the remake that should not be, that drained me of my sanity and nearly caused me to give up on the DS as a whole: Diddy Kong Racing DS. Thus, I cancelled my preorder and decided it was for the best if I never play this game. In retrospect, it's kinda stupid that I let a single review ruin it for me, but oh well.

Jump forward 6 years later, as I find myself getting interested in the series again; replaying PSO once more, attempting to finish one of the classic games (Phantasy Star IV), and considering trying to do a Let's Play of PSU just to make fun of it. It was around this point I began to think back to that DS game I never played; perhaps it was unfair for me to pass judgement on it based solely on the word of a single GameFAQs user? However, the game had become fairly rare; a used copy with the original case and manual run about $40 at minimum unless you get lucky or just buy the Japanese version and awkwardly fumble through the menus, like I did with MapleStory DS. Thus, I did what I did to experience EarthBound without breaking the bank: "do what you want 'cause a pirate is free; you are a pirate~". Now that I've finally played it, how do I feel about it?

The game actually did feature online play...although, Nintendo Wifi Connection shut down, limiting me to just offline play (Which does offer local multiplayer with friends; should you find someone that actually owns this game). As for the offline single-player, it has a story mode...and thankfully, it's not as obnoxious as PSU; it does have a lot of cut-scenes and dialog, but in terms of presentation, it's a bit more like PS4, but with brief anime cut-scenes replacing the comic book panels (http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x283/The_Real_PentiumMMX/Timey%20wimey%20stuff/20150219_225030.jpg~original). Also, from what I've read, depending on what race your character is (Human, Newman, or Cast), you get a different story; to encourage you to play it through more than once.

The gameplay is what you'd expect; it's PSO, in your pocket. It does have some stand-out differences, like not being able to move while the menu is open (Granted, this was built for the original DS; they had no choice there, lest they awkwardly shoehorn in touch screen usage beyond chatting with your teammates), or how I have to relearn the timing for the 3-hit melee combo (It feels a bit off compared to PSO, and you can't just mash it like PSU and get the same result), but it does manage to capture the feel better than PSU did.

The one thing that does mildly irk me is the way the areas are setup; each room is a small block with a set number of monsters, with it loading the next area when you exit (Which, thankfully, is near instant like the old Genesis PS games, and nothing like DKRDS). Also, while character creation is still present and does offer more freedom than PSO in some regards  (You can more freely choose your character's race, sex, and job, instead of being locked into a pre-determined selection), it's also more restrictive (You're limited to just alternate colors for the costume, 3 different skin colors, and a few different hairstyles). Admittedly, there wasn't a way they could pull off something on as grand of a level as the original PSO on the DS without severe downgrades, so I guess it does make sense that they had to make some sacrifices.

I admit, I got myself killed on the first boss, which is where I decided to break for the night, but otherwise, it's not too bad. I wouldn't spend more than $25 on it, though; there are far better DS games you can grab around that price.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on August 24, 2015, 03:15:00 am


Was playing this one... But it got discontinued
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on August 26, 2015, 11:37:13 am
bought Sonic Adventure 2 on steam for six bucks
downloaded it to 80 percent, then my dongle decides to crap out and tell me i've run out of data
so i tried to reconnect with my phone using tethering and steam decides it won't connect

jfc
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 26, 2015, 11:42:47 am
@Leaf: I hate it when that happens; it was worse on dial-up when downloading over FTP, as a slight hiccup would cause it to mess up in such a way that it considers the download to be finished, but the file is considered corrupt as the download never finished >_<;

You know, I was thinking earlier; back in the early-to-mid '00s, while all the kids were nuts over GTA3 and Halo, I was instead playing these:


...with the newest game being
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on August 26, 2015, 08:37:44 pm
kewl
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 29, 2015, 02:43:55 am
So, I beat PS4. Thoughts in the spoiler tag:

[spoiler=Phantasy Star IV: The Game I Stole The Subtitle For That One Story Of Mine From]So, this was definitely an experience.

Before I took on the final boss, I tackled the Anger Tower, a side dungeon that I can earn the most powerful technique in the game from...the process of which was honestly pretty fucked up with what you had to do; at the top, Chaz goes it alone, as you see none other than Alys, whom died earlier into the game, waiting there...but it's not her; it's a demon disguised as her, that you have to fight (The sting cord when you enter the room and see her, combined with the lack of music until the battle starts, with the typical battle music being replaced with a very unsettling tune, helps give a sense of unease; you know something's off). After defeating her, the demon reveals its true form, and then asks if you want to learn "how to convert your anger into destructive power"...but you have to tell him no; if you say yes, you have to fight him again in his true form, except he's impossible to defeat unless you use Game Genie. When you say no, he tells you that by showing restraint, you have proven yourself worthy to control such immense power, and grants you the ability to use Megid; the Phantasy Star equivalent to Final Fantasy's Ultima.

Oh trust me, getting Megid is a must before you take on the final boss, as is loading up on healing items. Given I was at the very end of the game, I dumped half of my money into loading up on the most potent healing items in the game, and entered The Edge; a place with some of the trippiest visuals I've ever seen come from a Genesis, with the background resembling those of the battle screens from EarthBound, except more flashy than wavy. This one can be headache-inducing, but at least, the enemies you encounter aren't terribly strong for the most part; you can take down most of them in a few hits using just your basic attacks, since you want to save your big, hard-hitting stuff for the boss.

Also, for the first time in the game, you're allowed to choose your party...or, rather, you're allowed to choose one character out of the various characters to come and go from your party over the course of the game to join you for the final battle. Most guides I saw suggested I take Raja, or at the very least, Hahn, but I was like "fuck that" and took Kyra with me instead; she had some useful abilities to buff your team, and quite simply, I liked her.

Our final boss is the root of all evil in the franchise, The Profound Darkness. Which, as one might expect, looks like something out of the works of HP Lovecraft, and also as par for the course for the final boss of an RPG, you have to fight multiple forms of it in succession. The first form isn't too big of a threat if you buff up your party at the start of the fight, the second form poses a bit more of a challenge, and the third is easily the most dangerous of the 3; this is the point in the fight where you'll want to unload your entire arsenal of heavy-hitting skills and techniques, while keeping your shields and other buffs up. I admit, I died during my first attempt even though I did make it to the final form, which lead to me backtracking to load up on healing items and then trying again; leading to a more successful second attempt, as while things began to fall apart toward the end, I managed to push through to victory.

The ending has the group escaping from The Edge, as everyone parts ways. TBH, it seems like Chaz is going to be alone...but at the last moment before the ship took off, Rika jumps off and into Chaz's arms. Thus, the ending closes by talking about how a new chapter for the Algol System has begun, while showing brief clips of what the characters would go on to do afterward, before the credits roll, with the music from the title screen playing in the background. It's a great close to a great game, and I'm willing to bet that Chaz and Rika get it on at some point after their victory, because if I were in his place, I'd tap dat ass.

I know there's been demand from fans for a Phantasy Star V, but truth be told, I'm not sure what they could do, aside from spin-offs; since they really can't continue onward from 4 without it being far less grand in scale. Thus, Sega chose to reboot the franchise, with .hack//Dreamcast Phantasy Star Online; which I have talked about plenty of times before, so it shouldn't need any introduction by now.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on August 30, 2015, 07:51:26 am
playing some visual novel game

its so good, really feel immersed in the story and shit  ::)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on August 31, 2015, 05:10:57 pm
Just a thought: what was the first game you ever played and when was that? I have this strange feeling it's been asked before, but I... I cannot find any results.

My first game was The Great Giana Sisters, a Super Mario clone, on Commodore 64 back in summer 1990. The computer had been my big brother's but as he'd got an Amiga 500 just before, I inherited the C64 for summer holidays.

[spoiler][/spoiler]

I also remember Buggy Boy (http://www.gametronik.com/site/rubriques/amiga/Jeux/Buggy%20Boy/buggy%20boy%20-%20speedbuggy.png) being my first game experience on Amiga, but the first PC game I don't recall. It might've been Alley Cat (http://www.bestoldgames.net/img/ss/alley-cat/alley-cat-ss5.gif) around 1992, though.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on August 31, 2015, 05:38:10 pm
My first was the infamously bad port of Pac-Man to the Atari 2600, when I was 2 or so. Yeah, this thing:

I admit, I kinda have a soft spot for it, even though it's a terrible port, and nowadays you can get far superior ports for it on basically every console, handheld, home computer, and coffeemaker on the planet.

Now, the first one that I remember really getting into was Ancient Empires (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenge_of_the_Ancient_Empires!), a couple of years later.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on September 01, 2015, 06:18:52 am
Quote from: Pitkin on August 31, 2015, 05:10:57 pm
Just a thought: what was the first game you ever played and when was that? I have this strange feeling it's been asked before, but I... I cannot find any results.

My first game was The Great Giana Sisters, a Super Mario clone, on Commodore 64 back in summer 1990. The computer had been my big brother's but as he'd got an Amiga 500 just before, I inherited the C64 for summer holidays.

lel i used to play that on my mobile phone

my first game was probably the original sonic the hedgehog
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on September 01, 2015, 06:37:36 am
Giana's indeed got a number of sequels these few years. ^^ Not the best games ever, but such nostalgy!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 02, 2015, 05:35:26 pm
Indeed. I have it on DS, and somewhere on a flash drive, I have the sequel, Twisted Dreams; which I should really reinstall and play again :3

So, Phantasy Star II...I can see why people compare this to Shin Megami Tensei. Details in the spoiler:
[spoiler=Phantasy Star II: The Sequel]First and foremost, the game is very, very heavy on grinding, as most '80s console RPGs were...and like most of the MegaTen franchise, as well. Admittedly, I never cared much for the combat in this game as a kid, for how radically different it was in function than the first game; how I felt like I had less control due to the game's auto-battle system, which resulted in me dropping the game after barely 15 minutes. Now, finally taking the time to figure out how it works, I found it's not too bad; if you want to change out your strategy mid-battle, just press the C button, and after the current round finishes, you'll be back at the menu to change up your character's moves. It's not as fast-paced as the 4th game, but it's better than previously thought.

Also, the dungeons have this annoying, habit of having pipes overhead, partially obscuring your view. While this was cutting-edge in 1989, showing off the capabilities of the console, it also makes it somewhat difficult to figure out where you can and can't go; hence why I'm looking up dungeon maps to help me find my way through. Thankfully, by the time the 4th game came out, they stopped doing that.

One thing I do find mildly annoying is that you have to find a save point in order to save, in contrast to 1 and 4 letting you save at any time as long as you're not in a dungeon. However, from what I've read, later into the game I get an item that will allow me to save at any time, so at least it's just something I have to deal with during the early parts of the game.

It's worth noting this game did originally ship with a full strategy guide, much like EarthBound...although it's a pain in the ass to find a copy of it; my copy of the game is complete save for that guide, but I don't really care to spend $50+ for a book the size of a paperback novel that is known among the fandom for some glaring inaccuracies, when more accurate guides are available online for free.

Lastly...the story. While not as heavily story-driven as PS4 was, this does have a much stronger sense of story than other console RPGs of the era...and boy is it dark. I'm still pretty early into the game, having just completed the first 2 dungeons, but after those, they hit you in the face with a quick reminder of how, yes, Genesis Does What Nintendon't; in that your group reunites this man with his lost daughter...but he's become so engulfed in his desire to kill in an effort to make money to pay off her kidnappers, that he initially doesn't recognize her and kills her on the spot. Upon realizing what he had done, he then, immediately commits suicide by way of explosion, as the game mentions in the dialog box something to the extent of "this is but one of many tragedies to befall the world of Algol".

Seriously, I can see why people compare this to MegaTen; it's surprisingly dark, and I've only begun to scratch the surface...although I already know how the story ends; given the ending of the game is mentioned at the start of PS4, much like how PS2 opens up referencing the final battle of PS1[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 02, 2015, 11:43:20 pm
Quote from: PipPitkin on August 21, 2015, 04:33:47 am
Brilliant! That's one game that only got better with time.


i'm old enough now to understand how to micromanage, so i actually got to level 6 (paused, haven't played for about a week). it's exciting, but nerve-wracking, since you have to go through all the levels again if you fail. but you remember the funstration (fun frustration). :\


my first game was Pokemon Blue on my sister's friend's Game Boy Colour when i was 5. Jocelyn lived across the street, and was my sister's best friend till she moved away when my sister was about 12 or so. she lent the gameboy to my sister, and i got to play it too--still one of my best early childhood memories. though Cerulean City/Fuchsia City's theme haunted me for years....

first computer game was when i was about 6 or so, at my uncle's house. i have very vague memories of messing with a (likely 3.1) computer when i was about 4, but the only conscious memories involve screensavers, so the Microsoft Entertainment Pack on my uncle's 95 Gateway remains my first computer game (i can't pinpoint the exact MEP version--i think he may have had multiple, weirdly enough). he also had another game that was a favourite that i don't think was included with the pack: Jewel Thief (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pskzo4hhMyM).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 03, 2015, 12:00:56 am
The most common Windows Entertainment Pack was the Best Of collection, but it is possible he had all 4 releases

Also, really glad I never plunked down the cash to get the PS2 Hint Book that originally came bundled with the game, if the map (Which I do have) is any indication; I found an error in the item chart on the back -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on September 03, 2015, 12:11:43 pm
just bought nekopara vol 0 on steam
wonder what the fuss is about?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 05, 2015, 01:27:32 am
So, I got to this part of PS2:


Basically...


Also, you can see what I was talking about with the annoying pipes obstructing my vision. Yeah...I can't wait for that fan translation of the PlayStation 2 post of Phantasy Star II to be completed, since I'm sure they fixed that (Also, yes; that would be PS2 on PS2)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 05, 2015, 02:17:47 pm
post pics when it happens. xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 07, 2015, 05:14:42 pm
I did look up footage of the PS2 version of PS2, and sadly, it keeps the pipes, but given your walk speed is greatly increased, and due to a much brighter color scheme, the pipes aren't near as annoying.

Also, the port of PS1 keeps the first-person dungeon navigation, which, while sometimes kinda annoying to navigate unless you look up a map online or do it the old-fashioned way and map it out yourself with graph paper, I always thought was pretty cool :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 07, 2015, 08:48:57 pm
that's good to know. good luck man. :0


trying to get Pokemon Shuffle on my iphone now that it's an iOS game, but it won't function properly, and it's too new for there to be any kind of support. fml. >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 07, 2015, 11:36:25 pm
That sucks :\

TBH, I think my younger self was a better judge of a game's quality than I initially thought; as I've finally decided to give up on trying to finish the original version of Phantasy Star II, at least until the English patch for the PlayStation 2 version is released eventually. I suppose it didn't help that I just lost an hour of progress because of a random encounter with the most powerful enemy in the area, when my party was at their weakest, I was out of healing items, and of course the "run" command doesn't do shit when I actually need it.

So, if I decide to do another RPG, I might just finally turn my attention to finishing The Stick of Truth; I'm going to take an extended break from the original PS games before I attempt to do PS3.

EDIT: Also, can I just say after spending an hour in a game with a character walking like his shoes are covered in molasses, playing the first Sonic the Hedgehog is therapeutic?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 10, 2015, 09:25:22 pm
i feel no shame in losing the last 10 rounds of Pokemon Shuffle i've played (DS) because it's the level that most people have ragequit on, so at least i'm not alone.

fuck you, Mega Mawile. i'm patient enough to wait you out.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on September 11, 2015, 10:06:52 am
Pokémon Go got anounced yesterday, I have to say I have high hopes for it.
Dragons Dogmas is finally coming to PC and promises 1080p so get hype.
I found a game called Tyrian that looks like one of the best shoot em ups I've ever seen.
MGSV FP makes me want to get into Metal Gear.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 11, 2015, 10:46:08 am
Pokemon Go sounds interesting, but given my phone's terrible battery life as it is with me doing Skype, I think doing the Polkamon would kill it completely -w-;

So, I obtained the 8-bit Mario Amiibo this morning. Details in the spoiler tag:
[spoiler=(Not so) Great Amiibo Raid III: Generations of Doom (as copied from my post on r/Amiibo)]Unlike last time, where I went to a larger city nearby and went to every store in the area, this time I just went to my local Gamestop. Knowing they open at 9AM, I got up around 8 and drank some orange juice while I woke up, before heading out around 8:40, as I anticipated a line.

I arrived, and lo and behold, not only was I first in line, but I was the only person in line. Not sure if it's due to me being in a small town, but I was able to casually stroll in and buy the 8-bit Mario Amiibo (I wanted to also get ZSS, but I only had enough money on me to get one right now). Thus, compared to my last raid back in May, this one was very relaxed.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 11, 2015, 11:40:25 am
you likely need a data plan for GO!, so it's not super-hot on my radar. it looks interesting, but we saw the trailer for it earlier today, and it actually made me LESS enthused because of how fucking fake it was. no one's going to be jumping up and down, pointing off into the distance as their Gyarados attacks some random stranger's Snorlax. they were also ripping off Digimon with that timer at the end of it; unintentional or otherwise, they did. i'm also now thinking it may have the potential for cyber bullying. :\

TL;DR: interesting concept, likely can't play it. trailer sucks. they ripped off Digimon at points. cyber bullying magnet?


also i am giving up on strategy with Mega Mawile and just going to keep fighting her till i win. it'll happen eventually, even if my team has to make it to like, level 10 each (highest in the entire group now are 4). :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 11, 2015, 11:51:41 am
They always overhype everything in the ads. For example, the Wii tells you in the manual to "not do big dramatic movements to avoid possible injury", but what do you see in the ads? People flailing around like they're actually playing tennis >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on September 11, 2015, 11:58:24 am
root and install Cyanogenmod, your battery life will increase ten-fold
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on September 11, 2015, 11:58:51 am
Quote from: Leaf on September 11, 2015, 11:58:24 am
root and install Cyanogenmod, your battery life will increase ten-fold


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Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on September 11, 2015, 12:04:01 pm
Quote from: PipPitkin on September 11, 2015, 11:58:51 am
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its saved my ass on so many occasions ;u:
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 12, 2015, 01:37:10 pm
jailbreaking has to wait until TaiG updates. as for Pangu, well, for some reason it was having trouble.


@pent: glad to hear this run was low-stress. if you want the other one later, maybe you can get it online. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: stewartsage on September 12, 2015, 10:54:02 pm

I feel like this is too much internet.

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 15, 2015, 12:34:33 am
Lil' Spruce Deuce and the Bacon n' Eggs Special. :0



(shufffflllleeeeee)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on September 15, 2015, 10:14:15 pm
My Japanese Sega Saturn and Super Famicom came in the mail today after 3 months of traveling on a boat.
Now I just have to get some AV cables for the Saturn...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 15, 2015, 10:17:11 pm
noiiiiice. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 15, 2015, 10:19:30 pm
@Kraus: Here's what I use (http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Bit-Sega-Saturn-S-Video-Cable/dp/B00FEO58G8). Not too expensive, and good quality to it
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on September 15, 2015, 11:12:01 pm
Quote from: Penti-chan on September 15, 2015, 10:19:30 pm
@Kraus: Here's what I use (http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Bit-Sega-Saturn-S-Video-Cable/dp/B00FEO58G8). Not too expensive, and good quality to it


Ordered.
I'll probably start picking up SCART cables soon enough for everything though because S-Video is good but not as good as straight RGB goodness
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 15, 2015, 11:19:41 pm
True; I'd love to eventually go RGB, but on my TV, I'd also need a SCART to HDMI adapter or something of that sort
(At least, an HDMI mod for the N64 is in the works. Once they have it finalized and begin offering upgrade services, I might do it to mine)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on September 16, 2015, 02:22:40 am
last game i played was megaman battle network 3: blue

was in bed and couldn't get to sleep, so i whipped out my good old friend and a flashlight :^)
felt nostalgic
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 16, 2015, 12:02:37 pm
-w-


i beat Mega Mawile a few days ago after using the online strategy of using a moves +5 and a disruption delay. given that checking in daily only gives you 500 coins, and combined those items cost about 2400, it takes a few days to save up that much. thankfully, i entered a few codes and got some freebies, but otherwise it's becoming a slight pain in the ass since i've been past more than one mega level and now a non-mega needs it since it's such a bitch puzzle.... >>;;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 18, 2015, 04:51:33 pm
So, I decided to try and beat Magic Knight Rayearth. Just defeated a giant spider boss at the end of this dungeon -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 18, 2015, 06:13:35 pm
niiiice. -w-


if the kids go for it, Steve's going to be featuring all of us in a Pathfinder game he'll be running for the kids....as goblin NPCs.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 18, 2015, 10:48:25 pm
Nice xD
(Goblins are cool -w-)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on September 19, 2015, 12:35:44 am
Played some Sakura Wars, plays amazingly well for how old it is. Really a gem for the Saturn, glad I picked it up.
Need to get a memory expansion for Vampire Savior to play but I already know that its a great fighting classic that is overlooked most of the time.
AirAdventure is the shitiest game I've ever booted up, like its just... so fucking bad on every level.
Tokimeki Memorial is a classic and plays just like the Playstation version so no complains there.

Got a shit ton of Famicom and SuFami games that I still need to test and play through, I'll give updates when I start them.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 20, 2015, 02:05:55 am
Cool. I only own one Super Famicom game (Rockman X3), and might eventually pick up some others that the Japanese version is cheaper than the English version (Super Mario Kart, for example), and doesn't have the issue of the language barrier (Every RPG ever).

On a different note, has anyone ever played a game, but eventually found themselves losing interest in playing it because of knowing how the story ends, combined with various other factors? Like, take Persona 3 for example...details in the spoiler:

[spoiler=Persona 3]I've had my file going for close to 5 years now, and although I'm basically at the end of the game, I just can't bring myself to sit down and finish it. I'm at the point where all the major bosses, save for the final boss, are defeated, the original antagonist is dead, and the only major story thing coming up is a bit where you're given an option between killing this one character that is basically P3's equivalent to Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Which, I rolled my eyes at his introduction; he's a mysterious transfer student introduced in the final act of the story. As someone that watched Eva, it's painfully obvious what's about to happen), or letting him live.

If you kill him right then and there, you get the bad ending; where everyone except Aigis (The robot girl) lose their memories and return to living normal lives, blissfully unaware that they're all going to die in a couple of months because now there's nobody to save the world. Although one could argue this as an extended Game Over sequence for making a very bad decision, it's treated by the game as an alternate ending; with a credits roll and allowing you to do a New Game+ with your file.

However, if you don't kill him, the story continues on for an additional 2 in-game months before the true final battle...where, at the end of it all, your character sacrifices himself in order to prevent the Third Impact and save the world. This one's considered the True Ending, and is the one that's considered canon. This is the ending I accidentally spoiled, and really, I'm at a point in the game where there's nothing left but that to happen. I mean, I could still do social links and grind in Tartarus to pass the time, but I have a good 2 in-game months to push through before the final boss, with nothing to do but those two things, as I heard many fans point out that the story effectively stops until just before the final boss fight.

Don't get me wrong; I did enjoy Persona 3, but knowing how it ends, and the predictable nature of the Kaworu clone, really kills any interest in trying to finish it. Which, had they just stuck to Quicksand Jesus Takaya as the main antagonist on through to the end, they probably would have better held my interest, or if they had even stuck to Ikuski, your group's leader, being the true mastermind behind it all.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 22, 2015, 11:55:15 am
awwww man, you played Sakura Wars!? i've always wanted to try it, wasn't only one english-language one made (and for the Playstation to boot)? were you playing a Japanese import?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 22, 2015, 12:10:59 pm
@Kari: There was one released over here, available for PS2 and Wii. I remember buying the PS2 version (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/561890-sakura-wars-so-long-my-love) when it came out, due to it being the last RPG ever released for the system, and never got into it, mostly for the use of pressure-sensitive action buttons on the PS2 controller; an awkward feature of the controller few games used and even fewer used in a way that felt natural (Metal Gear Solid 2 being the only one I've played that didn't feel awkward and forced).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 22, 2015, 09:39:01 pm
sounds like a better fit for the Wii, but just barely. kinda sad, tbh. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 23, 2015, 04:25:02 pm
Mmm. It might have been a pretty good game if I put more effort into trying to get into it :\

...and now, various clips from Rayearth on Saturn; most of which proves that Working Designs was one of the greatest companies of its era -w-
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 23, 2015, 10:31:58 pm
evidently that kid has been listening to this. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaoLU6zKaws)

i should play that game someday. :I
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on September 25, 2015, 01:52:42 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on September 22, 2015, 11:55:15 am
awwww man, you played Sakura Wars!? i've always wanted to try it, wasn't only one english-language one made (and for the Playstation to boot)? were you playing a Japanese import?


Yea, I have the Japanese import of the first game for the Saturn which I got for $6 at the retro shop up the street from me.
Its a fun play but I always start playing late at night where I'll turn it off before I reach a save point.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 25, 2015, 09:40:50 pm
I know the feeling. Reminds me of one of my friends; he's never played FF7 beyond the first 30 minutes of it, simply because, and I quote, "every single time I sit down to start playing it, something comes up and I have to leave the house before I can get to the first save point".

So, I recently did a playthrough of Mega Man 5, for the first time in roughly 5 years (I played through the original 6 Mega Man games way back in summer 2010). I managed to do most of it on memory, although I had some trouble with the first stage of Dr. Wily's fortress; the section with the moving ceiling proved to be tricky, as I burned up so many lives on it. Regardless, I still enjoy this one; IMO it's my favorite of the classic series (Granted, the entire classic series was good...except for 8; that one can die in a fire, if only for the frustrating skateboard stages).
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 26, 2015, 12:03:34 pm
Mega Man's Pro Skater 8?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on September 26, 2015, 12:17:02 pm
played a bit of mmbn3 before my japanese lesson
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on September 26, 2015, 12:21:33 pm
@Kari: Pretty much; picture riding on a skateboard, while dodging a barrage of enemies, all while an annoying robot voice has to announce loudly that you need to JUMP JUMP or SLIDE SLIDE

@Leaf: I think I still have a copy of that floating around my room
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on October 09, 2015, 09:28:31 am
I found this IndieGoGo made by the same people who made Skull Girls.
Seems like a fun time: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indivisible-an-rpg-by-lab-zero-and-505-games#/
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 09, 2015, 04:07:12 pm
Interesting :3

So, recently I setup my Super NES, plugged in the Super Game Boy, and began to play Mega Man V (Not to be confused with the similarly-titled NES game, Mega Man 5...even if the title screens (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/1/c/1/gfs_39664_1_1.jpg) to both of them (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/c/2/8/gfs_28967_1_1.jpg) use Roman numerals). Basically, the Game Boy Mega Man games form their own series, titled "Rockman World" in Japan, with no bearing on the story of the console titles.

The first 3 were lite on story, and for the most part, played like their console counterparts; reusing many of the bosses from the NES games. The last 2, however, are where they really started to experiment and try some new things out; IV kept the basic theme of the earlier 3 by having you fight recycled bosses from previous NES titles while introducing new elements (Item Replicator, an actual story, and the mildly irritating feature of your Mega Buster having kickback when you fire a charged shot in mid-air), while V disregarded the trend and had you fight all-new bosses, and marks probably the only time in the classic series where, while you do fight Wily, he is not the final boss.

One of the things that makes V stand out among the franchise is a new weapon called the Mega Arm, which replaces the Mega Buster; when you charge up a shot (Which you no longer lose charge when hit), you fire off your fist, which comes back to you like a boomerang. It's harder to get used to than the traditional charged shot, due to its smaller projectile, and the fact that you're left defenseless until your hand comes back to you, but once you adjust to it, it's not so bad, with it getting better once you build up enough P-Chips for Dr. Light to build the 2 upgrades for it (Once I got the upgrade that allowed it to grab items from across the screen and pull them back to me, I found myself really liking it).

If there's one thing I could fault it on, is that it feels a bit more difficult than your normal Mega Man game; mostly due to the smaller screen. For comparison, your average NES Mega Man (http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/587444-mega-man-5/images/228) vs. the Game Boy games (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/6/b/5/gfs_28967_2_1.jpg): Mega Man himself is roughly the same size between the two, but given the screen is smaller, the levels are designed around this; giving you far less room to move around...which is still better than the scrolling used in the Game Gear Mega Man, which was a terrible game in and of itself -w-;

Still, in spite of my frustration at points, Mega Man V is pretty impressive; sadly, the Mega Arm never appeared in any other games (Well, the Super Adapter in Mega Man 7 functions similarly, but it's a side weapon vs. your primary weapon), and this game sold poorly in its original release (Likely due to the misunderstanding that this was just Mega Man 5 for NES repackaged, and MM5 was one of the least popular installments of the series), leaving it relatively unknown outside of diehard Mega Man fans.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 10, 2015, 08:26:29 pm
that's sad. :<


i'm giving seeeerious consideration to buying Undertale. and Steve has been nudging the Rune Factory series my way.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 10, 2015, 08:46:15 pm
The sadder part was it almost got a reissue on Game Boy Advance, with the rest of the Game Boy Mega Man games; a handheld counterpart to the console Mega Man Anniversary Collection. I wanted it, but it was quietly cancelled; with many rumors circulating as to why. At the very least, the games are on 3DS Virtual Console now, giving them more exposure
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 12, 2015, 12:38:06 am
did they ever give a reason? probably not. >>;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 12, 2015, 01:39:48 am
Apparently the officially accepted reason is that, because of the laundry list of problems their contractor ran into when developing this compilation, by the time it was ready for release, the DS was starting to take off and the GBA was at the tail end of its lifespan, so Capcom pulled the plug on it and issued refunds for the people that preordered it. It's a shame; they had the games fully colorized, strongly resembling their NES counterparts.

To be honest, it's one cancelled game I'd love to see resurface one day; given how many other prototypes have crawled out of hiding over the years, it's not impossible, and based off of the preview Game Informer gave it a few months before it was cancelled, it appeared to be near-complete.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 12, 2015, 11:09:18 am
if only someone would leak a bootleg. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 13, 2015, 12:50:16 am
Indeed.

So, just beat Mega Man V. Truth be told, it's harder than II, and unlike Dr. Wily's Revenge (The first Game Boy Mega Man game), which was hard due to bad design, this one's a more fair challenge...for the most part; I still feel some bits are hard if only by nature of the smaller screen of the Game Boy in contrast to NES, giving you less wiggle room. I'd genuinely rank this one as pretty good; being pretty close to the NES games in terms of quality, although it does feel a bit short.

Maybe if I ever feel like it, I might attempt to play through the rest of the pre-Battle Network stuff (I heard IV is similar to V in presentation, and the two Xtreme games was honestly pretty badass from what I can recall)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on October 13, 2015, 02:31:46 am
Do people genuinely think Megaman 2 is hard?
IMO its the easiest game in the series
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on October 13, 2015, 04:45:04 am
It indeed is the easiest, Leaf. It's notably the only one I've finished. ^^;;; Other ones I've needed Fedora-Tan's help completing.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 13, 2015, 10:30:02 am
@Leaf: I was referring to the Game Boy Mega Man II, which is probably the easiest Mega Man game I've ever played -w-;
As for the NES Mega Man 2, I'd say it's not terribly difficult if you know what you're doing, but can be troublesome for newcomers.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 14, 2015, 04:48:55 pm
it's very possible that V was programmed with the Super Game Boy in mind. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 14, 2015, 04:54:51 pm
It was, yes; note the SGB seal on the box :3

I played it on one, too, although I beat one level on my GBASP
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 20, 2015, 04:12:44 pm
Rayearth on Saturn. 3 words:
Goddamn Fire Bats

Yeah. I picked back up after being distracted by Mega Man for a while, and...the very next dungeon is a burning mansion where I need to rescue a kid that's trapped inside, and of course the building is a labyrinth minus David Bowie. Well, after struggling, I managed to figure out where I was going wrong...I didn't realize I could jump over those small fires that blocked my path >>;

The boss was a bit annoying at first, when I didn't really know what their pattern was or anything, but after I died, I went back and was able to figure it out. Now, I take a break, after giving myself a headache trying to figure out how to complete that dungeon, just because I didn't realize I could jump over those small fires.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on October 23, 2015, 10:13:48 am
So I started playing Skyrim.
Vanilla I hear was a pile of doodoo so I have currently been installing many mods that improve the graphics textures and models.
As an exploration game so far it has been pretty fun, a bit repetitive, but fun never the less.
I will say this though I think its pretty cool how this huge community has come together to make an okay game ever better.
I don't really understand how it's a triple A game or anything but I will say that I have a fun time playing it.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 24, 2015, 11:39:49 pm
INSTALL THE CHILDREN MODS

ADOPT *ALL* THE KIDS
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on October 25, 2015, 03:38:36 pm
*running around playing tag and hide and seek in the street with kids*

I don't know if I'm mature enough.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 25, 2015, 07:03:53 pm
^^;

So, I borrowed bro-in-law's copy of Star Ocean: The Second Story, for PS1; since I remember him making a big deal out of it and I wanted to see what it was like. I haven't played too much, but it feels promising...and the translation is not that great (Nothing hilarious like FF7 or FF4, but feeling a bit wooden). If I like it, I might just track down the PSP remaster sometime in the future; which has an improved translation ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 29, 2015, 12:20:49 pm
didn't they release the original on PSP, too?

i think Nintendo is giving a big-ol' FU to its' shuffle fans....not only is it freemium, but the newer levels are INSANELY hard....so either they did this in response to the fans saying it was too easy, or they were doing this to force you to spend coins/jewels....leading to more people spending money.

and Steve the cynic said "i doubt nintendo had anything to do with this" when i was in the middle of writing it (stupid tupid reading over my damn shoulder butt out for once >>; ) and i almost got too frustrated to even write about this. >>;;;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 29, 2015, 12:48:13 pm
Yeah; the original was for the Super Famicom, but didn't see an official English release until they brought the first 2 games to PSP a few years ago.

Also, that's why I'm weary of most freemium games; a lot of them will try and either push you into spending money or roping your friends into playing. TBH, you should check out the South Park episode, "Freemium Isn't Free"; it's a hilarious look at the world of freemium games xD

...and now, we prepare for a new series. You may remember my Penti Tries MegaDrive series from earlier into the year, and how I did have plans to keep it going. However, due to a combination of losing my notes and running out of games I felt worthy enough to talk about, it's best to consider it over. However, in its place, comes Penti Tries Super Famicom; the same basic idea, except with a focus on Super NES, and most importantly, rather than trying to keep it going forever, I instead have a set number of games I'm going to look at.

I have around 30 games in total, including some ROM hacks, but I may not talk about all of them if I can't find anything really worth saying about certain ones. Anyway, let us begin...

#1: Super Kario World (Super Mario World hack)

Our first game is...Super Kario World; a curiously-named ROM hack of Super Mario World, that made me think of one of my friends. As for the game itself...it's Super Mario World, except harder; like most ROM hacks (Not to the painful extent of the infamous "Kaizo Mario World", but it feels like they took a few cues from that one's design). I did get a laugh over the intro, as pictured above, but otherwise, this is basically just another difficult Mario hack that you've seen people do on YouTube before. One part that is incredibly frustrating is in the secret ghost house I stumbled onto; there's a part where Mario disappears, which makes trying to figure out what's going on needlessly difficult.

#2: Ninja Gaiden Trilogy

Ninja Gaiden Trilogy is, as one might guess from the title, a port of the NES Ninja Gaiden games to the SNEs, with slightly updated graphics (That remind me of Mega Man for Game Gear) and an added password save feature. If you ever played the original NES games, you know what to expect here; the same gameplay is found here, and it's just as brutal as ever, although the save feature does help take an edge off, since you can write it down and come back to the game later. The only real downside is the music doesn't have the same feel as the NES version; the original had some very memorable and badass tunes, while the port replaces most of it with generic tunes that fall flat. Also, it's hard to even suggest buying this when it sells for upward of $100; if you really want to experience the brutal difficulty of Ninja Gaiden, just buy the first one on NES, which is thankfully fairly common.

#3: Super Back to the Future Part II (Japan)

Super Back to the Future Part II has quite a reputation as far as a licensed game goes; even before the Angry Video Game Nerd said it was the best game based on the franchise, it had a cult following on one classic gaming site I used to go to, for being a good Japan-only game. Playing it myself, while it's not the most well-polished game I've ever played, it's honestly a pretty fun platform game; it feels vaguely like Sonic the Hedgehog. The only real faults I have with it are that the controls seem a little unresponsive at times (Although, I've noticed the exact same problem on other games, so it might just be my laptop straining under the weight of this emulator) and the lack of variety in the music; that 16-bit rendition of the Back to the Future theme is pretty good, but it does wear a bit thin when they use it so often for level music (It's not quite as bad when they use a remixed version of it; similar to how the music you hear in the levels to Yoshi's Story are all remixes of the main theme that match the tone of the level). Also, given this game's push into the limelight, thanks to people like AVGN speaking highly of it, it's become one of the more expensive imports to obtain; although I do like it, I wouldn't spend more than maybe $10 on it, while the going price of it these days tends to hover around $75 at the absolute cheapest.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 30, 2015, 02:51:52 pm
dat anime McFly tho. xD

looking forward to the rest. and if i was gonna design a Mario world, you KNOW i'd make it higher quality than that, lol.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on October 30, 2015, 05:16:44 pm
True that; the graphics wouldn't look like you ran them through the Vinesauce ROM Corrupter ^^;

...and now, more of me trying stuff

#4: Miracle Girls (Japan)

Honestly, Miracle Girls game looked cute from the imagery...but little did I know how deep it went. It's sickeningly sweet, and honestly kinda weird; rather than actually fight the enemies you encounter, you instead feed them so you can run past...and then, when I finally beat the first level, I suddenly have a boss fight where the point of view shifts to overhead and i have to shoot this weird guy in a bee costume with a water gun while he's also shooting a water gun at me. In order to understand what the hell this is, I ended up looking it up on Wikipedia, and Miracle Girls is based on a magical girl series from the early '90s; involving two identical twins with the power to teleport and communicate telepathically, with the game revolving around the girls and their classmates being pulled into a portal and ending up in a strange new world...in which I have a water gun duel with a guy in a bee costume at the end of the first level, for some reason. It's not a terrible game, but not one I'd see myself owning.

#5: Super Ninja-kun (Japan)

When I was choosing games for this, I initially passed on this, as I downloaded Super Ninja Boy at the same time, and thought they were the same game...but went back and redownloaded it when I did further research and realized they were completely different games entirely. Gameplay wise, this kinda reminds me of some of the Mystical Ninja games, in how it plays and how very Japanese it is. It's not too bad; maybe if I found it cheap enough, I'd consider scooping it up.

#6: Super Ninja Boy

Not to be confused with the earlier mentioned Super Ninja-kun, Super Ninja Boy is a strange mixture of an RPG and a beat-em-up (You navigate the world from an overhead perspective and talk to people like a traditional RPG, while the random battles are in real-time and take place in a side-scrolling plane). It's honestly a pretty cool game, that I could see myself actually finishing...with one fatal flaw: password save. Being an RPG, the password is very complex to accommodate all the variables (Your level, how much money you have, what bosses have been defeated, etc.), which makes them a pain to write down and even more of a pain to enter them back in when you want to continue. Still, if I found this cheap enough (Like, under $15 or so), I'd probably pick it up.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 01, 2015, 10:24:17 am
password save doesn't sound THAT bad if you can have the time to write it down. if not, guess it's cameraphone time. :\

Ninja-kun's backgrounds sure are pretty. *0*

also, i lol'd at Miracle Girls. seems the manga was released in english--looks like i know the next manga i'm picking up... >w>;;;
(also tempted to track down the anime, haha.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 13, 2015, 03:23:33 am
I HAD NO IDEA THAT THE PS3 STILL HAD PS1 SUPPORT.
I threw Valkyrie Profile Disk 1 into my PS3 mk.3 (You know, the slim version top loader) thinking that it would just tell me what it does for ps2 games ("Not Supported").
To my surprise it just booted up the game without issue AND I WAS JUST LIKE "WELL GOD DAMN SON LOOK WHAT WE GOT HERE, 3:30AM BEDTIME SOUNDS GOOD TO ME LOLOLOLOLOLOL"

Then I tried throwing it into my ps4 just for shits and giggles but nothing happened :(
Guess I'll just have to hope and pray for some backwards compatibility for ps1&2 games on ps4 (who am I kidding, why would they be so nice and do that??)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 13, 2015, 10:51:01 am
Indeed it does. I remember arguing with someone at Gamestop about it; they kept telling me "you can't do it; they removed all backward compatibility", but I was like "explain how I'm playing Rhapsody, when it's not available as a download and I'm inserting my CD into the system".

Penti Tries Super Famicom will return shortly; I got sidetracked by a desire to play through Paper Mario again, which I'm close to the end of ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 13, 2015, 11:09:23 pm
@Pent: i got the first volume of Miracle Girls, lol. xD
@Kraus: .....sudden surge of respect for the console. sure hope Steve's has backward-support. :0

thoughts on recent Nintenews or Fallout 4?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 14, 2015, 12:02:45 am
@Fallout 4: As I mentioned in Topicless, I'd love to play it...but I'm stuck on a desktop that, at best, could only run Fallout 2, and lack the money to rebuild 2k or buy a PS4 :\

@Nintendo: To break it down on thoughts on things I found noteworthy:

- Cloud in Smash Bros.
While I feel Terra or Cecil would have been a better fit for Smash Bros., Cloud still looks like he's going to be a fun character. Given their promise of making an Amiibo for every downloadable character (The one for Mewtwo came out this week), I plan to buy the one for Cloud.
...also, as a coworker and I pondered, I wonder if they had to pay licensing to Sony, since in the trophy description, they'd have to acknowledge the original FF7 in the bit saying where this character originated from, which means they'd have to put the PlayStation logo next to the game's name. We'll see how that goes -w-;

- Pokemon RBY on 3DS
They have my interest, and they have me hoping that Crystal sees a release eventually. Also, I kinda hope maybe they include a way for me to import my mons from RBY into my file on X.

- Dragon Quest VII and VIII on 3DS
Finally, I have a slightly cheaper alternative to getting the original PS1 version of VII. As for VIII, I might just get it on PS2, since that version is still fairly cheap last I saw.

- Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
I am extremely weary of this game. The pictures do not look good (The art styles of the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario franchises do not blend together well at all), and the card battle system just sounds like the sticker system from Sticker Star under a different name. If they issue a free demo, I'll give it a shot, but I have no intentions on buying it at full retail price unless the demo truly wows me; I made that mistake with Sticker Star a few years ago :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2015, 12:33:22 am
i get the feeling that, while money may have changed hands, Sony may have been happy for the extra publicity, since they're releasing the remake soon. also, Steve shares your sentiment about Terra being better, or Sabin. (next people from FF i vote in: Vincent, Tifa, Sabin, Kefka.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 16, 2015, 01:56:46 pm
Sabin would be cool, since that motherfucker can suplex a train >:3
Also, I still hope for Geno to be in, and given that Cloud is in, that could potentially be a sign *w*

So, as mentioned in a previous post, Penti Tries Super Famicom went on a temporary hold as I felt a need to play through Paper Mario again; going for 100% completion (Level 27, Ultra-ranked all party members, and have all 160 Star Pieces and all 80 Badges). Now, with that game out of the way, and that I can rub it in the face of my coworker (Ignoring the fact I have a few more Enemy First Strikes than I'd care to admit to; mostly due to being caught off-guard right out of one battle), I can return to Penti Tries Super Famicom at last:

#7: Ninjawarriors

Ninjawarriors (Although known as The Ninjawarriors on the title screen, and listed as Ninja Warriors on GameFAQs) is a pretty badass beat-em-up, where you play as an android ninja (There being 3 different ones to choose from) and are sent on a mission to overthrow an evil dictator. The gameplay is, to be honest, what I expected the Shinobi games (As touched upon in my earlier Penti Tries MegaDrive series) to feel like...and also, it's pretty difficult; you get one life, and if you die, you have to start the level over again from the beginning. It's not too bad, but given how it seems to cost around $110, and even the Japanese import runs around the same price, it's not one I'll likely ever pick up unless it fell into my lap at some point.

#8: SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron

As much as I loved the TV show this was based on, the game for SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron suffers from the typical downfalls of licensed games, even if it could have been promising. The game allows you to play as either of the SWAT Kats (Razor and T-Bone), and tackle the levels in any order you want. However, Mega Man 7, this isn't; it's poorly assembled, sadly, as my gun's bullets barely travel a foot in front of me before they vanish, which makes dealing with the enemies a pain unless I get into point-blank range. Apparently, your gun will level up as you progress through the game, but I just couldn't get into it enough to want to play it that far.

#9: Legend of Pervert (Zelda: A Link to the Past ROM hack)

Back in the early days of ROM hacking, before there were tools to allow one to easily build their own levels and tweak character stats, the most common things you would see were the "mature" ROM hacks; where they add a bunch of foul language and sex jokes for no real reason other than "teh lulz", ultimately feeling like it was written by a 12-year-old. Legend of Pervert is just A Link to the Past with a script that's trying too hard to be funny (Your sword is called a dildo, Zelda is a prostitute, everyone is foul mouthed, etc.), and the dialog is so poorly formatted in some spots that you can't even read what is being said (Like, I got the Boomerang, and the description appeared to say something about "now you can steal Zelda's panties", but it was so garbled with words overlapping each other that you couldn't understand what was being said beyond "You Got A Boomerang"). Had they formatted the text better, this would be worth playing through if only to see how absurd its brand of "maturely immature humor" can get, but as it stands, this hack is best ignored.

Next time, the post will have a theme relevant to Kari's interests, with a look at games based on anime series :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 17, 2015, 02:18:49 am
sanic
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 17, 2015, 01:12:04 pm
Ninja Warriors looks legitimately cool and reminds me of a PS1 game i have, Fighting Force. it's 2-player, so when you come here we can team up. :3

bought Don't Starve on a whim (it was $3.75 this weekend), about damn time. also seeeeriously tempted to buy Fallout 4, but i can't run it atm. ;v;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 18, 2015, 03:09:11 am
Modern:
8.5/10 Fallout 4 (PS4)
Been playing through Fallout 4 which I have to say is actually better than I expected!
/Settlement building is kinda cool but it really can take some time until you get everything built up to a self sustainable level.
++Hours worth of gameplay without even diving into the mainstory quests until you really feel you need to in order to progress.
-The whole karma system doesn't exist in the form that we are familiar with, you pretty much can start choosing sides only in the main quests but you can go around killing settlers earning a rep for doing so.
/The weapons system has completely changed with how you engage targets and VATS doesn't just freeze time like it used to and only slows it down.
+The voiced character doesn't really kill it like I thought it would but there are parts where I wish it wasn't there
++Crafting is great with all the options you have for Power Armour, Weapons, and Basic Armour
+The companions are pretty good and each have their own little quirks which you get to see as you travel with them more. I haven't gotten into any of the romance yet.

6/10 Call of Duty: Bloops 3 (PS4 & XBone)
-Is alright, the single player is only 4 hours worth if your playing on normal difficulty.
+Zombies mode is going to need some work when it comes down to the servers being really wonky on both PS4 & XBone but the main map and the throwback map are great fun when you can get a game going.
-Multiplayer is what you would expect from COD multiplayer, its the main focus of the game and is the only really polished part upon release :<
--They tried really really hard to get a nostalgia feel when it comes to the zombies mode that really kills it because you can only play the throwback map if you have the season pass (add $50).
++More maps for both Zombies and Multiplayer are on the way which will keep the game fresh for a while.

7.5/10 Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PSVITA)
++A new take on the Neptunia series with Noire taking the spotlight, really nice change of pace for story telling and world building. You also self insert as a young man who is helping Noire.
+New battle system with a Final Fantasy Tactics feel, in other words its a turn base RPG fought on a isometric grid layout.
+Do you need your fair share of waifus? Don't worry this game with quench your thirst without any problems when it comes to waifu production! Over time you will build up a large group of girls to fight along side you to take over Gamarket!
-Can get repetitive with the battles and the whole story really is riding on the rails.
-Not all of the translations are properly done, but with this being the second game localized by !Idea Factory since dropping NISA I give them some room.
-No physical game manual, something i like having with my RPG's and I at least got a small one with Hyperdemention Neptunia Re:Birth1 (PSVITA)
++Limited Edition came with a really nice (but small) hardback art book and a medium sized wall scroll!

8.5/10 Uncharted Collection (PS4)
++If you have never played any of the Uncharted series or just want to get back and play again, this remastered version does an amazing job!
++Story is top notch coming out of Naughty Dog Studios (Also did Last of Us) with characters that are believable and eccentric.
-Controls and the camera can get pretty wonky at points and really takes away from the flow of the game at times.
--Parts in Uncharted 1&2 still have glitches and issues that should have been fixed when remastering them, some sloppy work on that part.
+Multiplayer is pretty much just like the Last of Us multiplayer but it works well and is enjoyable.

10/10 Steins;Gate (PS3)
++++ITS STEINS;GATE
+++Amazing OST, I listen to the official orchestrated album all the time
+++Amazing translation by PQube, better than most out there for an official release
++Physical game manual, though it is only a couple of pages
+++Limited edition comes with a full art book, real metal umpa, and real lab member badges

10/10 VA-11 HALL-A Cyberpunk Bartender Action Waifu Simulator (PC)
+++This is an amazing game but I'm so biased that my rating of it is very pseud.
Overall, go play the prologue demo that is available!

To Be Played/Finished:
TBF Dragon Quest Heros (PS4) -The reason I bought my PS4 lol, still surprised I haven't finished it yet -.-
TBP Pier Solar and the great architects (Dreamcast) -This is a game made in 2010 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and was just ported over to the Dreamcast.
TBF Ace Combat 6 (XB360) -Not as good as the 3 games before it from the PS2 era so I lost interest and only play it every once and a while.
TBF Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Mage -Really good RPG but I just put it down once and haven't picked it back up...
TBF Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of The Dusk Sea (PS3)-This is a master piece in the Atelier series for me, the music is amazing and the visuals fantastic and DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE OP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrVjBQ6vxd8
Haven't finished this for the same reason I haven't finished most of the RPGs I own, I'll take a break from them and not come back until an eternity has past.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PS4) -It was going alright but I wasn't really getting into a good enough grove and stopped playing after an hour or so. Will probably go back and play it at some point just because I bought it on the PSN Store.

Retro:
10/10 Valkyrie Profile (PS1/X)
+++Amazing work by Enix on story telling and using Norse mythology in a very interesting way.
+++Amazing world building around the characters
++Great job on pixel art of the highest quality I've seen after some time
++Great battle system following the tried and true RPG methods
+++Amazing OST that really flows well with the game, truly award winning

8/10 Kirby's Adventure (Famicom)
+++Amazing visuals for the time that really pushed the Famicom to its hardware limits
++Great OST, gets a little repetitive at times but still carries charm
++Great learning system of teaching the player through the environment
-A little obvious that more game mechanics wanted to be added but weren't able to be due to hardware constraints
+Game cart is pink to match Kirby, that is pretty RAD

8/10 Sakura Wars (Sega Saturn)
+++Eye catching visuals that really draw in a refined feel to the game
++Battle mechanics work very well around the dating sim aspect of the game, more love == more power!
++OST is straight out of late 80's early 90's anime and creates the right feelings of relaxation and tension when needed
---Is only available in Japanese with no fan patches available!
---Almost impossible to find within the United States, almost always an import title! I got lucky to find it for really cheap in my local retro store!

10/10 Phantasy Star 3 (Sega Genesis)
+++Amazing OST for its time powered on BLAST PROCESSING
+++Amazing story and world building
++Sprite graphics are really well done
-Button layout is tricky to understand and remember at first
+++Still really cheap compared to Phantasy Star IV

7/10 Street Fighter 2 Super Championship Edition (Sega Genesis)
+++Its the "best" Street Fighter there ever was, the classic, the big one, THE ONE EVERYONE KNOWS (Though I still really really like Alpha 3)
++Great sound on that BLAST PROCESSING
+Pretty good graphics
---Button layout and fighting with the standard controller is awful
--Picture quality (for whatever reason) is really shit most of the time
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 18, 2015, 09:52:51 am
@Fallout 4: If you have enough people per settlement (if not, just do this at your bigger ones), build a Scavenging Station and assign someone to it. once per day they'll gather resources (somehow) and put them in the workshop for that settlement. they never leave the area, so it's a mystery as to how they're finding these components, but you DO have a chance of getting harder to find materials, like copper and circuitry. :0

also, it was rumoured on Gamefaqs that if you start assigning supply lines between settlements (i think you need the "Local Leader" perk?), the settlements start sharing resources. but someone commented back that that's not how it works, so for now it's just rumoured. (it seems to be slightly the case with Steve's playthrough, though. :0 )
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on November 18, 2015, 03:17:42 pm
@Kraus: Nice on Kirby's Adventure. That was always one of my favorite NES\Famicom games :3

...since this is going to end up being longer than I anticipated, here we go with Part 1 of the Anime Games post for Penti Tries Super Famicom:

#9: Magic Knight Rayearth (Japan)

Magic Knight Rayearth shouldn't need any introduction, really; given that we're all familiar with the anime, manga, and Sega Saturn game. However, while the Saturn game was an action RPG from the team at Sega that created a little game called Phantasy Star IV, the Super Famicom one is a turn-based RPG from...Tomy; a company that I'm more familiar with for their Pokemon toys than their video game development. The game itself is your average JRPG that loosely follows the plot of the anime (They took, with some decent graphics and digitized audio samples from the anime for when your characters are attacking. As a random bit, the perspective in the battles (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/7/7/9/gfs_4441_2_2.jpg) makes me think of Super Mario RPG (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/8/3/1/gfs_51644_2_14.jpg), which came out a year later. It's not bad of a game, but like most Japan-only RPGs, you'll want to find a fan translation of it, given how text-heavy it is (Which, the fan translation I found is more accurate to the anime and manga than the Working Designs translation for the Saturn game; as Princess Emerald is actually spelled "Emeraude", among a few other things; like there not being enough condoms to last for 50 years (http://www.zanyvideogamequotes.com/magicknightrayearth/mkr-condoms.jpg)).

#10.1: Ranma 1\2: Chounai Gekitou Hen (Japan)

Released in the US as Street Combat, an Americanized version made solely to capitalize on the runaway success of Street Fighter II, Ranma 1\2: Chounai Gekitou Hen is a fighting game based off, you guessed it, InuYasha. Nah; it's based on Ranma 1\2, and it's an interesting game; the controls are not what I was expecting, as you have dedicated jump and block buttons, instead of using the setup popularized by Street Fighter II; which, once I adjusted to it, proved to be a pretty effective control scheme. This is one I'd suggest importing; it's a solid game with nice graphics and music.

#10.2: Street Combat

For the sake of comparison, I decided to play the Americanized version of the above game, to more accurately judge it. At its core, it's still the same Ranma 1\2 game I enjoyed, but the music and graphics took a huge hit, as it sacrificed the charm in favor of bland music and very generic, forgettable character designs that feel like they were sloppily painted over the original sprites; making it feel almost like a bootleg. Honestly, just import the original version of this game.

#11: Ranma 1\2: Hard Battle

A few months after the embarrassment that was Street Combat, came Ranma 1\2: Hard Battle; which was something of a miracle, as it came over here in its original form; likely tied to the English dub of the series that had just begun around that time. One change this time around is that the single player allows you to play as any character you want to, versus only being able to play as Ranma; resulting in a more satisfying single-player mode. Honestly, this is one I could see myself buying, and from research, it's not that expensive of a game (It seems to hover around $10), so I may end up picking it up if someone gives me an eBay gift card for Christmas.

#12: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R (Japan)

Now, for something I think Kari will very much approve of; a really good Sailor Moon game. Based off the second season of the anime, Sailor Moon R is a side-scrolling beat-em-up in vein of Double Dragon and other such games; as such, it doesn't really require that deep of a knowledge of Japanese if you're already familiar with the story. Not only does the game offer a co-op mode (Who doesn't want to team up with their friends and wreck shit as Sailor Scouts?), but it also has a Vs. mode; for when you just really want to duke it out. It's not the deepest game, but it's honestly pretty fun, and seeing Lita Makato suplex her foe was rather satisfying, being a Sailor Jupiter fan. Sadly, this never got a US release, since Sailor Moon wasn't well known when this came out, and when it became popular, they decided that the fans wanted this shovelware (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/7/2/4/92724_front.jpg) instead of the much more fun games that stayed Japan-only...but, to be fair, the SNES was at the end of its lifespan when Sailor Moon became popular over here, and also, one can easily import this game.

Next time, we look at...more JRPGs based on anime series (Seriously, I ended up with a lot of RPGs), as well as a fighting game based on a popular series involving giant robots in space...and maybe Jojo, if I really want to add yet another RPG to my plate.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 18, 2015, 06:20:46 pm
add yet another.

also, the large part of the SM games were side-scrollers. think about it; you don't have nearly as deep a plot as Rayearth till about season 3, and by then the PS1 was starting its lifespan. :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on November 19, 2015, 02:26:57 am
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a very poorly designed game.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on December 02, 2015, 12:50:13 am
Get Hype. (Worry not, not 18+)
http://www.zone-preview.hentaikey.com/flash/hype_missile2.swf
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 03, 2015, 11:57:18 pm
oh, the Grumps did a short playthrough of that! it looks amazeballs. :0

got Don't Starve (on sale for $3!!), the Reign of Giants DLC and now the new Shipwrecked DLC. GETWRECKED has only been out for about 2-3 days now, and it's quite confusing---plus they REEEEALLY need to nerf the poison mechanic! otherwise, it's fun, and presents an interesting new layer of challenge--though if i can't improve enough to get past just making a Science Machine and a fire pit, i may shelve it due to boredom. :\

also bought Bully: Scholarship Edition and Roller Coaster Tycoon Deluxe the other day. Steam sales rock! :D
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on December 06, 2015, 10:56:12 am
I should probably play more Don't Starve, it's a fun game...

Steam sales are the bane of my wallet. I have probably spent $20 over the Thanksgiving weekend on Saint's Row IV, EYE Divine Cybermancy, Hyper Dimension Neptunia, and other crap.

I feel dirty after playing that last one, I'm still within the time to refund it, so I might try that. I wrote a review for it on Steam and I still don't know if its unique style turn based game makes up for its over abundance of flopping boobs, 4th wall breaks, and video game puns that make me physically ill.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 06, 2015, 11:36:14 am
TBH, I liked HDN; I suppose, it's the closest we'll ever get to an OS-tan game, and I personally found it charming, fanservice aside ^^;

So, I finally got to try out Splatoon online; did not do very well, but the few rounds I won were glorious, especially the last match I played before I packed up (With me muting the game's soundtrack to instead listen to the Icicle Pyramid theme from Diddy Kong Racing). I wouldn't mind doing that again, although this afternoon, I have other projects to work on.

Also, Penti Tries Super Famicom will return shortly; I got distracted by being a kid and a squid. The next instalment of that post will feature another wave of anime games :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 06, 2015, 11:45:31 am
#Getwrecked is buggy, and i had trouble getting it to work yesterday, but still fun. i've found Aquabeef and AquaChester! going to recommend it to my brother in law when i see him today, it's a good level of challenge. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 06, 2015, 04:40:10 pm
Starting to sell off some of my collection, ask away if your looking for anything and I might have it.
Would post a list but I'm not sure If I'd be breaking rules or not
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 06, 2015, 08:23:43 pm
We're all family here, I think you could post a list of games you're selling.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on December 07, 2015, 03:25:14 am
Kraus, post away!
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 07, 2015, 03:07:52 pm
Welp, here we go!
Just a note before going into the list:
All the consoles are priced below what I could find on Ebay's average prices and always come bundled with games
Large Consoles will have the option for fragile shipping which is an extra $10
I'm willing to talk about prices and I'm open for trades
This isn't everything I have but its what I'm really looking to get rid of at the moment.
Sorry pent, I don't have any N64 games :(

Nintendo stuff:

Gameboy Pocket bundle -$20 Shipped
   -Gameboy Pocket with 1 Random game
   -Has no battery cover

Gameboy Color Purple bundle -$30 shipped
   -Gameboy Color Purple
   -Kirby Tilt 'n Tumble Japanese

Gameboy Color Limited Edition Pikachu & Pichu bundle -$70 Shipped
   -Pikachu & Pichu Limited Edition Gameboy Color (no battery cover)
   -Pokemon Yellow Version

Super Famicom Bundle -$40 + Shipping $18/$28(Fragile)
   -Super Famicom Japanese Console
   -6 SuFami games (One fake re-branded one)
   -2 Controllers (one 3rd Party)
   -AV Cables but no Power (You can use a Genesis model 1 power if you have one)

Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past (SNES) -$40 shipped
Final Fantasy 3 (SNES) -$50 shipped

Sega stuff:
Sega Saturn Japanese Model 1 -$85 + Shipping $18/$28(fragile)
   -Saturn Console and all cords ALSO SCART cable
   -Sakura Wars, Vampire Savior, Tokimeki Memorial ~forever with you
   -Saturn model 1 US controller with cord extender
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on December 07, 2015, 03:22:20 pm
What games come with the Super Famicom bundle?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 07, 2015, 03:31:34 pm
Quote from: Penti-chan on December 07, 2015, 03:22:20 pm
What games come with the Super Famicom bundle?


RPG Maker Dandy(?) something like that which I used to make a fake cart of VA-11 HALL-A
Super Mario World
Koei WW2 Strat game
Some RPG made by PLEX, never actually played it
Secret of Mana 2
Kirby Dream Course
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 09, 2015, 06:57:57 pm
tempting, but i can't. good luck, they sound really cool. ;v;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on December 10, 2015, 11:55:00 am
still waiting for dad to pick up my laptop
want to play csgo on twitch like the gamer gurl i am
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Dr. Kraus on December 10, 2015, 06:13:25 pm
I set my Sega Genesis & SegaCD up with RGB SCART upscaled with a hdmi scaller...

IT LOOKS AMAZING, IT PLAYS AMAZING, SNATCHER IS AN AMAZING GAME
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on December 11, 2015, 10:06:53 am
I have to be a poor college student, so I can't buy anything. But it sounds like you have an amazing collection.

I had to stop playing Hyperdimension Neptunia because the story actually made me give up the things that were making the combat interesting; not to mention that Noire has the most annoying voice in the world.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2015, 07:25:16 pm
not sure if it counts really, but is anyone else obsessed with Neko Atsume here? :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on December 14, 2015, 02:44:48 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on December 13, 2015, 07:25:16 pm
not sure if it counts really, but is anyone else obsessed with Neko Atsume here? :0

i looked at the page on google play
didn't really interest me at first site
any good?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 15, 2015, 06:27:09 pm
it's adorably addicting. though, if you're not a cat person, you understandably won't like it. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on December 27, 2015, 09:25:22 pm
So I've played FO4 for a few hours already, initial thoughts (NO MAJOR SPOILERS):

-I'm not a big fan of the main quest but whatever
-Bethesda has plunged from slightly-terrifying and unnaturally stiff character faces straight into the uncanny valley, not that I'm complaining
-I spent over an hour making my character
-DOGMEAT IS SO CUTE OH MY GOD
-BUT I SPEND A LOT OF TIME LOOKING AFTER HIM/KEEPING HIM FROM DYING, IT'S JUST LIKE HAVING A REAL DOG
-I have over 40 hours in my current FO3 playthrough without seeing a deathclaw, in FO4 I fought one within like an hour
-My reaction to fighting a FO4 deathclaw: IT'S A BABEH FAHKEN DINOSAUH MAN, HOLYYYY SHIT, THAT THING IS BIG JAY! OH MY GAWD, WHAT THE FAHK IS THAT BRO?! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjPIpi4fEXg)
-The soundtrack is so atmospheric
-But tfw the "you are about to be murdered to death by a radioactive terror" music kicks up....
-The wasteland is so colorful now
-Not even gonna lie, Piper is kinda hot man ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 30, 2015, 06:50:56 pm
you can romance herrrr~

(you'll LOVE Curie, though.)


why fuss over Dogmeat? your companions don't die...
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2016, 07:18:09 pm
i didn't know whether or not to post this here or in Computer/OS, but duuuuuude. :000

http://www.gamnesia.com/news/a-modder-got-windows-95-to-run-on-a-new-nintendo-3ds
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 04, 2016, 01:20:23 am
saw that on youtube, and i was pretty impressed. i remember a time when people were barely struggling to run windows 3.1 on the original ds :0
sometimes i wish i didn't give my 3ds away, but imo it had a lot of deal-breaking problems for me
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Exa on January 04, 2016, 04:15:19 am
And thinking about this, a few years ago, I was laughing about a cheap bootleg imitation Windows 98 for NES where nothing worked, and now we have this.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 04, 2016, 11:10:20 am
@Kari: I was kinda sad to research that and learn it only works on New 3DS; for whatever reason, the emulator used won't work on an old-model 3DS like mine.
(I was looking forward to having Chip's Challenge on my 3DS, alongside Donkey Kong Country Returns)

You know...I intended to do another part of Penti Tries Super Famicom, but I also expected to have 2k back up by now, which would make this easier (As my emulator of choice is kinda heavy). I have every intent on continuing it, but for now, I suppose it's temporarily on hold -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 12, 2016, 03:17:54 pm
tbh it means you'd need a seperate DS entirely since i doubt you could go back from doing that. :0

looking forward to more Famicom, whenever it comes. :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 12, 2016, 03:45:50 pm
Well, learning that this is coming out next month (http://gonintendo.com/stories/249989-pokemon-themed-new-3ds-bundle-to-be-released-in-north-america), I almost want to upgrade...although I suppose I'm a touch let down that the battery life of the New 3DS isn't even that big of a jump from my current one, unless I go for an XL, which means no Pokemon face plates (Also, the blue XL is Japan only) :\
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Remilia on January 13, 2016, 11:10:21 am
I accidentally got addicted to Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. I spotted it on my friend's wishlist, then I found the demo version of the game on Nintendo eShop... I've spent so many hours playing it in the past two weeks. Today I ordered it at my local game store, which means that soon I'll be playing the full version 24/7. Send help please, this could ruin my career as a pokemon trainer.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on January 13, 2016, 11:27:00 am
Been playing this again after a little while. ^^

Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 13, 2016, 02:02:01 pm
@Remilia: I didn't know you played Pokemon. I've recently gotten back to playing Pokemon X, after leaving it hanging for about a year ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on January 13, 2016, 02:18:44 pm
I've been plodding away on the main plotline / quest chain in FO4, it took me (and Piper, because I'm too much of a pussy to travel alone) to the Glowing Sea, which is by far the most unnerving place I've encountered in the game so far. Within like 5 minutes of wandering around I'd already encountered a pool of radioactive waste filled with writing feral ghouls, then we got into a fight with two deathclaws, later on I saw three radscorpions fighting a deathclaw (the bae and I turned around and went the opposite direction because I wasn't getting involved with that) and - shock of shocks - ANOTHER deathclaw, basically the Glowing Sea is just a clusterfuck of unrelenting horrors, 0/10 do not recommend traveling to. 

Later on I maxed out my affinity with Piper (I guess murdering radioactive horrors is a turn on), put on my highest chr clothing (a nice dress and newsboy cap, because ladies fucking love nice hats), chugged a bottle of beer and made my move, somehow managed to be successful on a high-difficulty charisma check and successfully romance her.  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 13, 2016, 02:29:32 pm
Nice

Also, whenever I hear about Deathclaws, I think about the mod that turns them into Macho Man Randy Savage xD
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Remilia on January 14, 2016, 05:35:21 am
FO4 sounds so awesome. I will forever remember mother deathclaw from the first Fallout, she killed me like hundred times before I managed to take her down. >.<

Quote from: Penti-chan on January 13, 2016, 02:02:01 pm
@Remilia: I didn't know you played Pokemon. I've recently gotten back to playing Pokemon X, after leaving it hanging for about a year ^^;


I've been playing Pokemon since... 1998, I guess? I was sort of inactive player for few years, I finished Black version a year ago (omg lol what) and then bought Black 2, X and Omega Ruby. I still have some catching up to do. ^^'
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 14, 2016, 12:19:28 pm
Ahh. My history with the Pokemon games is kinda complicated; I'm just getting back in, after getting sidetracked by other games. I do need to get back to Black and finish it, so I can transfer my 'mons from Platinum and SoulSilver to X...although I need to subscribe to Pokemon Box to make it happen -w-;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on January 15, 2016, 02:09:47 am
I'm done with Pokémon I've invested too much time into it to ever go back. My life gets to absorbed with it.

Dragon's Dogma comes out on PC in 9 or so hours, I can't sleep, I can't eat, my body only wants to do one thing and that is play Dragon's Dogma.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2016, 01:33:29 am
@Lego: Can't say I've ever truly felt like that; usually I put a lot of time into one game, until I either beat it or get sidetracked by something else -w-;

So, recently I decided to pick up Wario Land 3 on 3DS Virtual Console; having played it via an emulator in my pre-teen years, but never finishing it...and as I play it, I'm reminded of the frustrations of yesteryear with this game, and also just how much better Wario Land 2 was. Like, you really don't spend much time in each level; there are 4 treasures per level this time, but you always go in, collect one, and usually have to wait until you either earn a new power-up or collect a treasure that makes a thing happen (Like making some beanstalks grow in an earlier level, so you can climb up to a platform you couldn't reach before), allowing you to go back in for the remaining 3 treasures. Also, some of the boss fights are very frustrating (The one where you play football with an angry-looking hare that looks like something out of Ninja Turtles, with a tortoise as the goalie, being one that is still just as agonizing to beat now as it was back then), the music isn't as good as its predecessor, and I did learn that it is the only instalment of the Wario Land series to not have alternate endings based on how many treasures you obtained (A staple of the series since day 1; encouraging you to get 100% completion, so Wario can have his own planet created (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/8/9/7/gfs_62736_3_3.jpg), or other such things).

I have every intent on trying to beat it, though; I made it all the way to the final boss as a kid, but never beat him, so I suppose, you could say I have a score to settle with this game.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on January 17, 2016, 09:58:01 pm
Quote from: Remilia on January 14, 2016, 05:35:21 am
FO4 sounds so awesome. I will forever remember mother deathclaw from the first Fallout, she killed me like hundred times before I managed to take her down. >.<


It's fantastic so far! One of the rare cases when something lives up to the hype (mostly). :)

I'm like 40-50 hours in and ran into a MAJOR PLOT THICKENING (can't say anything else without revealing spoilers), mrw:



Seriously though, I audibly gasped when it happened.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 18, 2016, 11:44:18 pm
>TFW reading up on Pokemon X, and you figure out one of the cities in-game is loosely based on where Pit is living
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 21, 2016, 12:18:15 am
*loses sanity to Pokemon Shuffle*

unlocking new characters in Don't Starve is freakin' sweet. they're all #GETWRECKED exclusive, but both kick ass for different reasons. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 23, 2016, 05:39:56 pm
Nice :3

So, I just took down another Gym in Polkamon X. The Fairy-type Gym may very well be the only time I can think of where I've seen a toilet in the entire history of the franchise, as well as a bathtub...also, said Gym has teleportation pads like Sabrina's Gym back in Red\Blue, and it feels like a dollhouse (Also making me think of Sabrina, at least in the anime; where she shrunk down Misty and Brock to the size of dolls and trapped them in a dollhouse). Now, I continue onward to wherever I'm going next ^^;

EDIT: As a bit of interest, I took pics of my Trainer Cards from each game I still have, and decided to group them together:

- Edward\Wario (http://i.imgur.com/r2hEruG.jpg) (Blue): I consider Wario to be his alias, if only because I obtained all 151 under that name.
- Crystal: Her original journey in Crystal (http://i.imgur.com/fVIJQZX.jpg) was lost when the battery finally died, but her adventure in Platinum (http://i.imgur.com/GHUDuo2.jpg) file still exists. Ignore that she appears to look like Dawn; that's just a technical limitation -w-;
- Nichi (http://i.imgur.com/30H2Fso.jpg) (Emerald): I seriously need to return to Hoenn and finish this; I last played back when I was still working at the hospital ^^;
- Pentium (http://i.imgur.com/dAnMS23.jpg) (SoulSilver): His journey to defeat Team Rocket (http://pentiummmx.deviantart.com/art/Pentium-s-Pokemon-Journey-561800008) has been shared with some of you (read: Kari and Bella), via a rather silly story I wrote years ago.
- Eggie (http://i.imgur.com/akeqHez.jpg) (Black): Her name, and her quote, are references to DeliciousCinnamon's Let's Play of Pokemon Vietnamese Crystal :P
- Fuuka "Fuu-tan" (http://i.imgur.com/nUggnWa.jpg) (X): She's progressed quite a bit in terms of the Pokedex since I took this image (Which was a few days before I tackled the Fairy gym I mentioned above.

FUN FACT:
- The combined total of money between all above characters is 404,606. Between all 6 of them, it's still not enough to buy the bicycle without the voucher in Cerulean City (http://i.imgur.com/KdO4O.png) ^^;
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on January 28, 2016, 09:54:06 am
This game looks so stupid I might have to get it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KonKZlqznIg
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on January 29, 2016, 01:38:43 pm
I want to try it...and apparently, people want Danny DeVtto to voice him in the English version (http://www.gamnesia.com/news/a-petition-for-danny-devito-to-voice-the-great-detective-pikachu-is-getting) xD
I'M THE TRASH MAN; I EAT GARBAGE
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 29, 2016, 02:56:30 pm
holy shit pokemon is on google play
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 05, 2016, 02:16:37 pm
so satisfyin' maaan
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 07, 2016, 11:32:16 pm
it's funny, the game prior to that in the franchise was just adapted for the western market by taking the only Anmitsu-hime game and redoing the sprites and text. :0

bought Tabletop Sim. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on February 12, 2016, 09:25:31 am
@Ye Olde Swagfag: Great right as my Android phone breaks and congratulations you have done what I could only dream of accomplishing, you are the master of paper rock.

@Pent: If Danny DeVito voices that Pikachu, I can die knowing the world was better off for it.

@Choco:
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 12, 2016, 11:44:52 am
@Kari, Swag: Well, there was a Dragon Ball game (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/0/8/7/49087_front.jpg) that came to the US around the same time, which replaced Goku with a generic Karate Kid knock-off (http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/0/8/8/49088_front.jpg) -w-;

With 2k back up, expect to see a return of Penti Tries Super Famicom in the next few weeks or so :3
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 18, 2016, 04:02:08 am
been playing mostly halo: combat evolved
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 22, 2016, 01:41:42 pm
Got any Steam games to recommend? Steve's well has been running a little dry recently and it makes me sad to see him this bored. :[


(Before anyone suggests it, no GoatSim. He hates it.)
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 22, 2016, 02:23:12 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 22, 2016, 01:41:42 pm
Got any Steam games to recommend? Steve's well has been running a little dry recently and it makes me sad to see him this bored. :[

Nekopara
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 22, 2016, 03:04:25 pm
@Kari: To name off some I have that it doesn't show Steve also having, excluding A Simulation of Goats:

- Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Brutally-hard retro platform game, inspired by things AVGN complained about. I didn't like this game that much, but if he's masochistic, he might enjoy it)
- Chip's Challenge 1 & 2 (Needs no introduction)
- Mutant Mudds Deluxe (A retro platform game that feels kinda like the early Wario Land games. Honestly quite good)
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 (The closest we will ever get to an OS-tan game besides Nijikaku; honestly a pretty solid RPG and a huge upgrade from the original PS3 version)
- Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds (2D side-scrolling beat-em-up with cute anime girls. I need to play more of it; I played a demo on 360 and liked it)
- Phantasy Star IV: End of the Millennium (Yes, it is on Steam. It's fucking great, and it's less than $5 last I checked)*
- Undertale (Surprised he doesn't already own it ^^; )

*purely guessing on if he doesn't have that; he does have the base Genesis emulator it shows, but it doesn't tell me what games he has
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 22, 2016, 07:11:08 pm
Thanks. If anyone has any more to recommend, have at it, hoss [/CenkUgyur]. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Goujer on February 23, 2016, 09:48:06 am
Recommendations inbound:
-Dragon's Dogma: Solid open world RPG with great combat and crazy good lore, story and characters, also my favorite game of all time.
-Bioshock: FPS with interesting powerups.
-Burnout Paradise: High octane street racing paradise of super speed and sick tricks.
-Dragonball Xenoverse: Good Dragonball Z game for all the Dragonball fans.
-Fortune Summoners: Decent RPG platformer, good if you like Chantelise and games like that.
-Metal Gear Solid: Good game, good stealth, good combat. May have to emulate.
-Risk of Rain: 2D perma-death survival game with fun game mechanics and fun multiplayer.
-Shantae: Fun 2D platformer, lots to explore and collect with lovable characters.
-Sonic Adventure 1/2: Gotta go fast!
-Space Engineers: Good game for any kid who thought space was cool as a kid.

He is Red on Steam right?
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Bella on February 24, 2016, 09:51:03 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 22, 2016, 01:41:42 pm
Got any Steam games to recommend? Steve's well has been running a little dry recently and it makes me sad to see him this bored. :[


Kentucky Route 0 -- atmospheric, beautiful, good storyline and characters, the game mechanics are pretty simple but it's a point-and-click adventure game so that's a given. I'm not even a big fan of those types of games, but this one is enchanting.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 24, 2016, 11:01:56 am
seriously, nekopara is a cute visual novel game and its cheap
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 27, 2016, 11:06:41 am
@Legs: Yes, he is.

@Everyone: Thanks yo. Passed it onto him. :0
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on February 28, 2016, 11:56:23 pm
So, I started Pokémon Blue again, this time on the newly-released 3DS version. Currently up to Mt. Moon, and feel quite proud of taking down Brock with a brute force method (Went in with level 12 Bulbasaur, managed to take down his Geodude by using Leech Seed and spamming Tackle, which allowed me to level up and learn Vine Whip; which took down Onix in one critical blow). My end goal is to have a team ready for the forthcoming Pokémon tournament at Gamestop, which I have some 'mons in mind, but until I get far enough to get to them, I have some nice ones on-hand now.

Heroes come and go, but legends never die
Indigo League Champion, Edward, has returned
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Pitkin on March 09, 2016, 05:49:25 am
I don't know what's gone into us, but Fedora-Tan and I have been playing Guild Wars 2.
Title: Re: Games General
Post by: Penti-chan on March 10, 2016, 04:09:34 pm
I haven't played that one before. What's it like?

So, in an effort to play something other than Pokémon, I found myself looking back on the classic games that Rare put out on the N64...or, at least, the 4 platform games they made for it: Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Tooie, and Conker's Bad Fur Day. So, as much as I'd love to gush about Diddy Kong Racing or talk about how it took me 10 years after its release to finally give GoldenEye a shot, let's just focus on the platformers, and what each one does right and wrong -w-;

- Banjo-Kazooie (1998)

The giant gator monument is watching you

After one of the title characters first made his appearance in Diddy Kong Racing (http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/e/7/2/gfs_42014_1_39.jpg), Banjo-Kazooie was released...and for a 7-year-old me that was obsessed over DKR, this game was a pretty big deal, even without knowing its long development history.

The story centers around the evil witch, Gruntilda, kidnapping Banjo's little sister, Tootie; in an effort to use a machine to transfer Tootie's beauty to Gruny. Thus, Banjo and Kazooie, his bird friend, must venture into Gruntilda's Lair to resue Tootie; as they have to deal with the many tricks, traps, and fearsome monsters within, that protect the treasures nessesary for the success of their mission.

Gameplay wise, B-K took what Super Mario 64 did and took it to the next level; starting with the worlds, which are much bigger and more elaborate, while still feeling confined enough that it doesn't become overwhelming. There's also more moves our bear and bird duo can perform; you learn all the basics at the start of the game, while later learning how to do the advanced moves as they're needed (Such as how to fly and other such things).

One thing that does make this game stand out is how much you have to collect compared to Super Mario 64; it being an evolution of that style of platform game that would become known as the "collectathon". While it feels like there are a lot of things to collect, the only two you need to think about going out of your way for are the Jiggies (Golden puzzle pieces, to open new worlds within the lair) and the Musical Notes (Used to open the locked doors in the lair). The empty honey combs are also useful, as they function like the Pieces of Heart from Zelda; collect enough and your health bar will increase by one.

Another stand-out feature comes in the way of the many transformations; when you present Mumbo Jumbo, the self-proclaimed "best shaman in the game", with enough Mumbo Tokens, he'll transform Banjo and Kazooie into different forms, which will allow greater mobility through the level and open up some new opportunities for Jiggies.

One thing I do like about the game is, while it is fairly big, generally you can 100% a level on the first visit if you're skilled enough, and likewise, you can easily skip certain challenges and come back to them later. However, you can't skip too many challenges, sadly, which leads me to one of the common complaints about this game: how much you have to collect; to reach the final boss at minimum, you need 810\900 Notes, and 94\100 Jiggies (Compare and contrast with Super Mario 64, where you only need 70\120 Stars to reach the final Bowser level). As such, while you can skip certain challenges, ultimately you will have to do nearly all of them to reach the final boss.

Another issue I've seen is in regards to the "game show of death" level just before the final boss: Grunty's Furnace Fun. Most of the trivia questions relate to things you saw during the course of the game, with some spaces having you replay an earlier mission with a twist...and then there's the questions about Gruntilda. For a first-time player, you'd have no idea what the correct answers to her questions are, not helped by the fact they're randomized when you first start your file, so what may be true on a friend's playthrough of the game might not be on yours. The secret here is to explore the lair and seek out Gruntilda's good sister, Brentilda; whom will spill the beans on all of Grunty's disgusting secrets, which you will neeed to write down. I'll admit, I had a heads-up on this via the old Nintendo Power promo tape, but for those that didn't, it can make this part of the game very frustrating; especially if they're low on health (A wrong answer causes you to take damage), have run out of Joker cards (Allowing you to skip a space and move on), or a Grunty question comes up on one of the Skull spaces (A wrong answer on one of these spaces is instant death).

Now, if I were to say one of my issues with the game is that you can't replay the fight with Gruntilda; it's actually a pretty good fight, but once you beat her, the only way to fight her again is to play through the entire game once more from the beginning. In fact, if you have a save that's 100% completed, there's absolutely nothing left to do, as you can't even revisit the mini-games and challenges without starting over from the beginning (Compared to, say, SM64; where you can replay your favorite missions as many times as you'd like).

It may have some issues, but B-K is still one of the crown jewels of the N64 library; it's just fun from start to finish, and has impressive visuals for the era and a memorable soundtrack.

- Donkey Kong 64 (1999)

Yes, they included a mini-game about chasing beavers. Got to love Rare for that

DK64 is one of those games that you'll either love or hate; while plenty dislike it for various reasons (It being repetitive, or they expected Donkey Kong Country 4), the game has earned a cult following, because it does a lot of things very well, and is generally a pretty enjoyable game.

This game's story takes place sometime after DKC3; King K. Rool is back, and he's hatched the perfect plan to defeat the Kongs once and for all; he stole DK's hoard of Golden Bananas just to distract him, while also kidnapping all of DK's friends (Dixie and Kiddie being completely absent, and not even acknowledged for that matter), while his crew prepares the Blast-O-Matic; a giant frickin' laser that will destory DK Isles. Thus, it's up to DK to rescue his friends and stop K. Rool once and for all, before his home is destroyed.

One of the stand-out features, and a source of complaints, is how you can play as 5 different Kongs; each with their own abilities and items to collect...meaning you have to go through each world 5 times to collect everything, which can get pretty repetitive after a while. I will admit, I do like this; each Kong is varied enough in their abilities that it keeps things interesting, and their unique abilities lend themselves to some pretty cool challenges to earn the Golden Bananas, even if the ones revolving around Diddy's jetpack can be very annoying, due to the controls.

My bigest complaint is how many of the later Golden Bananas revolve around Bonus Barrels; rather than doing something within the context of the level, it boils down to getting inside a barrel to play a mini-game to earn the Banana. Admittedly, some of these mini-games can actually be kinda fun, but then you get to ones like Big Bug Bash or Beaver Bother (as pictured above), which will infuriate players to no end (The latter of which being paticularly infamous among fans). As such, it feels like they got