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#301 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7037 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:12 AM

whooo~!! finished FFXV after roughly 70 hours!

 

by finished meaning I have no desire to do the remaining post-game stuff; I'm happy with what I have done 

 

(I did the easiest of the handful of post-game dungeons, not too tough but not fun either... cant imagine doing more of them).

 

I also was able to beat

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thanks to youtube tutorial.

 

overall, I really enjoyed the game, it's just so strange that I find it so fascinating! of course it's not without its problems, but I really did love it.

 

and once the episodic DLC comes out I'll play those too! I'm now officially part of the problem, but I'm OK doing it for a game I really liked!

 

also apparently I'm only 3 trophies away from Platinum (unless the PS4 is hiding secret trophies), but they're all max level each character's individual skills (I only got Prompto to level 10). But no more grinding for me lol, so won't be getting any platinum here. 

 

next RPG will be Yakuza 0, but won't be able to start it until late March due to my travel schedule, so gonna enjoy some smaller non-RPGs in the meantime. 



#302 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5136 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:03 PM

Looks like Pillars II is . Too bad we can't actually have that skin. They look to be 113k from hitting the Sea Monsters & Fishing mile marker though. Would be nice to have. I still need to go through White March & Torment, but with Persona 5 out in a week, I think I'll hold off.

 

 

I also have a 50% off Tyranny coupon at the Paradox Store if you want it, Crotch. It's a Steam key, but of course it will eventually go lower down the line. I just have no use for the coupon and it expires at the end of May.



#303 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:31 AM

Appreciated, but I already have it. And yeah, definitely go through White March - it has some pacing issues at times, but a lot of the best parts of the game are in it.

 

You see the Planescape EE announcement?


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#304 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5136 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:15 AM

Yeah, I saw that enhanced edition announcement. I've been trying to remember if there are any big fan patches/mods that improved the game since you can't apply them to the new version. Granted I guess it doesn't matter that much since about a month ago I bought a $50 Steam Gift card on sale from Amazon and received 10 gift cards when it actually came.

 

I would have started Torment, but when the game released my computer started making some god awful noises that I didn't get fixed until the weekend with replaced parts. Otherwise I probably would have started that. Though I did just beat Mass Effect: Andromeda and I have to say that was the buggiest game I have encountered in a long, long time. I think I lost around 7 hours total through my playthrough and if I had set the game down for a day, I wouldn't have gone back to it for a very long time. Biowares writing has seriously gone to shit, but that's not to say the game didn't have a few decent moments.



#305 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:56 PM

Fan patches are definitely worth it. Fixing Dak'kon's sword alone!


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#306 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8626 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:36 AM

I feel kinda horrible I had to put down Zelda because Persona 5 is out on Tuesday.

 

Which on Tuesday begins my spring and summer of RPG's. Right now on the list I have Persona 5, Mass Effect Andromedia, Nier Automata, Divinity Original Sin, ESO Morrowind, possibly Valkyria Revolution. Those are the titles I know about...


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#307 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4085 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:09 AM

I'm still early in*, but Persona 5 is very, very good so far. One thing I like is that school isn't mostly just a backdrop for improving social skills (and Links) but feels more like a part of the plot.

Also, the Tokyo settings are giving me flashbacks to my trip there a couple of years ago. The neighborhoods and train stations look very true-to-life. I love it :D

A couple random observations/reactions (minor spoilers?):

A detail in one of the train stations:

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The second obtained Social Link (or Compatriot or whatever they're called now):

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* - Where I am right now:

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#308 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18526 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:36 AM

Is anyone going to play Cosmic Space Heroine or is everyone Persona


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#309 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   2911 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:21 AM

My Persona 5 gets here tomorrow! I beat Zelda just in time to start it. Can't wait, and trying to remain spoiler-free hasn't been easy.




#310 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18526 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:14 AM

So that's a no on Cosmic Space Heroine then...


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#311 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5136 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:52 AM

Blue, you mentioned Igor. Is that a reference to his new voice? His old Japanese VA died a while back, so the new one is a super deep voice. It seems they tried to match that consistency with the English VA too. It's very weird in both cases.

 

Is anyone going to play Cosmic Space Heroine or is everyone Persona

I own the game already, but will be playing it after Persona 5. Unless Trails in the Sky the 3rd releases before I beat Persona 5 (very unlikely). Since I'm still sick from an intestinal infection, I may be able to beat Persona 5 before it releases. Though the first few days of Persona 5 I didn't get much playtime in due to issues from my current sickness. So I'm not as far as I'd like to be considering the circumstances.



#312 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4085 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:17 PM

I backed Cosmic Space Heroine, but yeah, P5 comes first. Maybe I'll dig into it once I've beaten Pokemon Sun, which I've been putting off mainly because of medical problems (which have improved lately). I'm pretty far in on that one-- currently on the fourth island-- so it's likely that'll happen sooner rather than later.
 

Blue, you mentioned Igor. Is that a reference to his new voice? His old Japanese VA died a while back, so the new one is a super deep voice. It seems they tried to match that consistency with the English VA too. It's very weird in both cases.


No, but his new voice did throw me off at first. Good to hear there's a legitimate reason for it. I don't want to unintentionally spoil anyone else on this even though it's early on, but:
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Maybe it was something revealed in the preview trailers and such, but I stayed away from all that, so it threw me for a loop.
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#313 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5136 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

Ah, I didn't really pay attention to that enough for it to surprise me.



#314 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7037 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:52 AM

man I spent $25 on the FFXV season pass to play the new DLC Gladio.

 

$25 and I beat it in like 70 minutes lol; it's just a linear dungeon and a boss =P Hope I get my $25 worth down the line!!

 

(I did beat the score attack and extra boss tho... milking it for all it's worth!!)

 

I really wanna play Persona now!!! I have it but will be gone this weekend so don't wanna start it until next week.

 

I'm also playing Gargoyle's Quest for gameboy via 3DS VC, which is a real good game and has some RPG elements I guess... always wanted to play that game, and hope to play the rest of the trilogy too. 



#315 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7339 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:24 PM

Love love love love loved Persona 5. 


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#316 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   2911 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:27 PM

I think this is the first E3 in several years where there's no big RPG announced or shown in playable form that I'm excited for. Especially now, since Persona 5 and FF XV have come and gone, there just wasn't anything shown that excited me as an RPG enthusiast.

 

Undertale is coming to PS4, so maybe I'll finally give that a try?

 

 

 

At least there's still the FF XII remaster in one month! :whee:




#317 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5136 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:44 AM

From E3 this year Mario + Rabbids took me by surprise being a strategy game in the same vein as XCom. I also hope Ni no Kuni II fixes all of the issues with the first game. I could never finish that game because the AI would constantly Fuck me over hardcore around halfway through the game or so. Also the gameplay that has been shown of Monster Hunter Worlds looks interesting. I've stayed away from it because I don't like playing those games on handhelds and the constant loading drove me nuts even when they put their enhanced versions on the Wii.

 

Definitely don't care about the FFXII port coming up though. I really don't like the combat system in it. My friend will likely be getting it digitally, so I'll probably leech it off of him and give it a try again to see if I can finish it as it's the only non-sequel from the main series I haven't beaten.

 

I think the next RPG I'm looking forward to is Ever Oasis on the 3DS releasing next Friday. I wish it had multiplayer co-op, but oh well. After that will probably be Ys VIII, Tokyo Xanadu eX+, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. Everything else is a wait and see or wait for a discount. Still debating on Etrian Odyssey V though as I'm not sure if that will get a discount before it inevitably sells out.

 

I do have to say though that I really enjoyed Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception even though I normally don't like visual novels. Not that it will get much talk here, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. It is a bit easy on the gameplay side of things which is a little sparse.



#318 Strength&defiance   Dreamer, philosopher, poet - or an idiot as my partner calls me CAG Veteran   83 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:28 PM

man I spent $25 on the FFXV season pass to play the new DLC Gladio.

 

$25 and I beat it in like 70 minutes lol; it's just a linear dungeon and a boss =P Hope I get my $25 worth down the line!!

 

(I did beat the score attack and extra boss tho... milking it for all it's worth!!)

 

I really wanna play Persona now!!! I have it but will be gone this weekend so don't wanna start it until next week.

 

I'm also playing Gargoyle's Quest for gameboy via 3DS VC, which is a real good game and has some RPG elements I guess... always wanted to play that game, and hope to play the rest of the trilogy too. 

I'd really like to pick up FFXV, but I think I'll wait til they are done patching it and there's a complete version for a decent price. I've waited almost ten years, a few more won't hurt. 



#319 elessar123  

Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:26 PM

Ever Oasis looks great. It sounds exactly like Dark Cloud (or maybe Racettear, or Rune Factory).


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#320 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4085 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:20 AM

Beat P5 today, finally. That was an interesting nearly three months of my life :razz: Technically speaking, the PS3 version was pretty solid, aside from some audio hitching from time to time (which got especially bad during the endgame). And OMG, I am so glad I'd already bought the soundtrack; a certain boss theme won't leave my head.

Also... Makoto is best girl and you can't sway me from that position :razz:

Meanwhile, I beat Mario & Luigi: Dream Team earlier this week. I had to cheese the final battle with three time-freezing and one defense-lowering badge because it was so shockingly unfair. Definitely my least favorite game in the series, but at least it wasn't as bad as Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
 

Undertale is coming to PS4, so maybe I'll finally give that a try?

Do that! :)
 

I think the next RPG I'm looking forward to is Ever Oasis on the 3DS releasing next Friday. I wish it had multiplayer co-op, but oh well. After that will probably be Ys VIII, Tokyo Xanadu eX+, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. Everything else is a wait and see or wait for a discount. Still debating on Etrian Odyssey V though as I'm not sure if that will get a discount before it inevitably sells out.


Ever Oasis looks great. It sounds exactly like Dark Cloud (or maybe Racettear, or Rune Factory).

Ever Oasis does look gorgeous, and sounds like it'd be right up my alley. I would love to check it out, as well as Cladun Returns, Ys VIII, and a few other recent/upcoming releases. However, my JRPG backlog is still unwieldy. My next must-have is Etrian Odyssey V, and I have a Japanese Switch copy of I Am Setsuna due in (it includes the English translation), but other than those, I think I'll be holding off on picking up anything else for awhile.
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#321 Feeding the Abscess   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3240 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 01:15 PM

After having played FFX-2 for approximately 10 hours, I can confidently state the following:

1. I'm officially ready to come out of the closet

 

2. Liberal doses of FF5 and FF9 in the job/skill/ability acquisition and leveling is a-ok


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#322 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   2911 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:03 AM

Love FFX-2. I got the remakes on PS4 this past black friday, so I'll replay them both again eventually.

 

 

Although it took me a bit longer than I expected, I finally have beaten Trails of Cold Steel 1. I'm anxious to find out what happens in the second one, since there's a lot that wasn't resolved with the plot, but I think I'm going to jump back into Suikoden IV and try to finish that one up. Besides, I think I have more PS2 rpg's in my backlog than for any other console, so I want to thin those out as much as I can.




#323 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5136 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:56 PM

...I played an hour of FFX-2 before I put it down to never touch it again. I really hated the cast of X and the gameplay changes, plus the intro to the game just turned me off. I may try it again at some point. Maybe. Probably not.

 

I wrote this in another thread but since everybody here doesn't check that one, here's some thoughts on Ever Oasis:

 

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#324 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18526 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:42 PM

-2 games are better than the games before them


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#325 Feeding the Abscess   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3240 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:58 AM

...I played an hour of FFX-2 before I put it down to never touch it again. I really hated the cast of X and the gameplay changes, plus the intro to the game just turned me off. I may try it again at some point. Maybe. Probably not.

 

I wrote this in another thread but since everybody here doesn't check that one, here's some thoughts on Ever Oasis:

 

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Liked for the X-2 comments. It's horrific. Still playing it, though!


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#326 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7037 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2017 - 05:39 AM

ahhhhhh yeah I'm back! and I finally beat Persona 5 this weekend!!

 

best game ever!!!

 

it's so perfect!!

 

of course I've read the internet tho so I know ppl do have issues with the game,

 

and I can also be the one to point out minor things, or compare the game to 3 and 4 before it,

 

but none of that matters.

 

What does is the fact that I spent a solid 130 hours playing it, and loved it the entire way thru! If I can keep returning to a game for that long with constant enthusiasm and enjoyment then it's definitely doing something right.

 

I've always wanted to replay 3 and 4 portable versions, and after finishing this game I think at least P4G is a must... just a matter of when...

 

right now I've jumped back into Xenoblade X for my first time in almost a year?? I really do wanna eventually beat this, so I'm forcing myself to play at least one chapter in between games so I can slowly and slowly push forward. Spent an hour playing earlier today and definitely feel like I'm getting back into the swing at it (my save was at 20 hours, but I also made sure to save my progress right in front of my next Chapter marker so I would not have any problem figuring out where to go next no matter how long a break I took from the game).

 

after that I'm gonna play Nier. Always wanted to play it, and with Automata out, feel like I really need to get to it so I can do Automata later as well.

 

After that, Yakuza 0. I've totally been sitting on these games since they came out lol.

 

oh yeah, and Episode Prompto this week too!!

 

I also have a LE of FE Valentia which'll sit right beside Conquest and never get played, right next to Shiren and Trails Cold Steel too, and I'm gonna buy Tokyo Xanadu this week knowing darn well it'll just go on my shelf too lol. 

 

I'd really like to pick up FFXV, but I think I'll wait til they are done patching it and there's a complete version for a decent price. I've waited almost ten years, a few more won't hurt. 

The game is already complete IMO, just play it. It's a huge game so they can definitely keep adding to it, but anything they add isn't going to make the game better or different. The story is terrible so you can't fix that, but the boys are the boys no matter what and that's the only reason to play the game.

 

Even if they added a new boy via DLC ppl would be like yo who the fukk is this guy gtfo. 



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:38 PM

I also have a LE of FE Valentia which'll sit right beside Conquest and never get played, right next to Shiren and Trails Cold Steel too, and I'm gonna buy Tokyo Xanadu this week knowing darn well it'll just go on my shelf too lol.

 

Just so you're aware, the Vita version is the lesser version when compared to Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4/PC) that comes out later this year.

 



#328 Strength&defiance   Dreamer, philosopher, poet - or an idiot as my partner calls me CAG Veteran   83 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 02:44 PM

Love FFX-2. I got the remakes on PS4 this past black friday, so I'll replay them both again eventually.

 

 

Although it took me a bit longer than I expected, I finally have beaten Trails of Cold Steel 1. I'm anxious to find out what happens in the second one, since there's a lot that wasn't resolved with the plot, but I think I'm going to jump back into Suikoden IV and try to finish that one up. Besides, I think I have more PS2 rpg's in my backlog than for any other console, so I want to thin those out as much as I can.

I'm plodding my way through FFX and X-2. Haven't played them since they first game out though I put over 100 hours in each back in the day. Seeing the Shadow of the Colossus remake makes me wish they would do something similar to my favorite entry in the series, FFIX, but on the other hand why mess with perfection?



#329 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4085 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

of course I've read the internet tho so I know ppl do have issues with the game,
 
and I can also be the one to point out minor things, or compare the game to 3 and 4 before it,
 
but none of that matters.

Probably the biggest issues for me:
- Largely due to the interrogation framing device, it's predictable to a certain point.
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- THERE'S SO MUCH STUFF TO DO AND BUY HOLY SHIT, though to be fair, real Tokyo is like that.
- How Ann was handled in certain scenes. Also, her Phantom Thief outfit isn't exactly tasteful considering what happens to her in the early part of the game.
- Speaking of comparisons to 3/4: Morgana < Teddie. The latter is a shrill perv, no doubt about it, but Mona is an asshole (just like a real cat!). Also, I felt that his story wasn't as well done. I still like him, but he's no Teddie.
- Atlus still loves its horrible gay stereotypes.
- Some of the jokier bits of Futaba's dialogue were cringe-worthy ("Make like a tree, and get outta here!").
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I did really enjoy it though; for starters, the gameplay improvements are pretty great, the endgame might be the best out of the 3/4/5 trilogy, and that soundtrack is to die for. Currently working on a review for my blog, but don't know when I'll be done with it.
 

after that I'm gonna play Nier. Always wanted to play it, and with Automata out, feel like I really need to get to it so I can do Automata later as well.

Same. At least it should be shorter than P5 ^^;
 

I'm plodding my way through FFX and X-2. Haven't played them since they first game out though I put over 100 hours in each back in the day. Seeing the Shadow of the Colossus remake makes me wish they would do something similar to my favorite entry in the series, FFIX, but on the other hand why mess with perfection?

Speaking of FFIX, I've been wanting to replay that one on and off for awhile now, but I don't think I could put up with PS1 graphics in this day and age. Does anyone here know how the PC version is?
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#330 elessar123  

Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:34 PM

Supposedly pretty good?

 

http://www.pcgamer.c...-port-analysis/


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