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#451 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14940 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:34 PM

I'm nearly done with Deadfire now. Finishing up a few sidequests before moving to the final area.

 

It's a major improvement over the first Pillars, albeit one with its fair share things weighing it down yet. The DLC was a bit of a slog, too. A lot of interesting stuff in it, but it was just packed with nonthreatening enemies with tons of HP and healing abilities.



#452 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:37 PM

That seems to be a common theme with a lot of games unfortunately. Hopefully the other two expansions improve on that front.

 

I finished Dragon Quest XI, but will probably check out the postgame story that was hinted at during the final scenes prior to saving my game. The game is solid and has some heavy themes that are handled pretty well. A few of the jokes are executed poorly and felt out of place, but in general they weren't terrible. I think my biggest issue is still not enough quality of life additions even though there are a lot over older games. Namely the battle system. Christ it's still as slow as its ever been. Especially since I seem to recall DQIX being much quicker. They really needed a battle speed option or toggle. Thankfully I went through it on PC, so I used CheatEngine to map a controller button to switch between 3x speed and normal speed. I ended up falling victim to using it out of battle here and there towards the end because the game did feel like it was dragging a little, but I cut roughly 30 hours of game time off by using it which is pretty ridiculous. Though I think once or twice was putting the speed to 50 or 100x to change day to night rather than going to a nearby camp out of curiosity sake, but that should only count as a couple hours at most.

 

Overall I'd think I'd recommend it if you can tolerate slower battle systems. The game is pretty lengthy for sure.



#453 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4311 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:22 PM

Might as well update with my own RPG playing. The most recent ones I beat were Final Fantasy (via the NES Classic) and Alphadia Genesis (on Steam).

This was my first time playing Final Fantasy in any form, and although it hasn't aged well (speaking of slow battles...), it's reasonably accessible for an adventure game/RPG of its vintage-- I never once got hopelessly stuck. Also, it was neat to see the series' origins, and I especially liked how well Yoshitaka Amano's monster art was recreated in sprite form. I wrote a long post about the game here.

Alphadia Genesis was no Final Fantasy. It's rather generic and isn't even as good as some doujin JRPGs I've played. On the plus side, the story is fairly decent and the battle system's fun once the difficulty ramps up. No long post this time, but I did write a Steam review.

I also went to PAX West and tried out a few things, including Labyrinth of Refrain (which I later preordered) and Dragon Quest XI. Oh, and speaking of DQ...



#454 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7044 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:54 AM

yay! congrats to me! I finally accomplished one of my long running gaming goals!!

 

started Xenoblade X up again late august... finally beat it last night!!

 

or rather I should say, finished the final story chapter... there's still a ton of post game >_<

 

and I'm gonna do some of it; the game is definitely a fun one,

 

but it's also a mess... way too many systems in place, apparently there's a level cap and the only way to beat a lot of the harder enemies is to play the metagame, which after 100 hours I still don't understand >_<

 

but more than that, the thing I hate about this game is grinding. It's a modern game that does still require grinding.

 

either grinding for EXP cuz you keep dying and there's literally no strategy you can do to win other than going up 5 levels,

 

grinding for affinity because a lot of side missions are locked behind character affinity requirements,

 

or grinding for money becoz Skells are expensive and once you buy one you still need to buy weapons, except you cant coz you spent all your money on the skell to begin with!!

 

regardless, I think I only have one post game mission I can take on right now without grinding, so I think I'll just do that one and call it a game.

 

but yay! glad to finally get this one done! now I still need to play Tokyo Mirage Sessions while my Wii U is still out lol. 



#455 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14940 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:03 PM

BaCk On My BuLlShIt

 

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#456 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:30 PM

Finished up a bunch of RPGs the last few months.

 

Dragon Quest XI: Easily my RPG of 2018. Loved it, and it has become my favorite of the DQ series. It isn't perfect, but the story and characters are wonderfully portrayed, the graphics are beautiful, the music is spot-on, and the gameplay mechanics are intuitive and fulfilling. I've beaten the main quest in about 80 hours, and there's still tons more to do, which I'm slowly working on now. Great DQ game.

 

Valkyria Chronicles 4 and VC: Remaster: I played both of these simultaneously. I will say I still think the first game is the best, but 4 had some good changes in the right direction. The first one was more challenging, but I liked the variety in 4's missions. I really hope they either decide to continue the series with a 5, or at least remaster 3 so I can finally play it.

 

Suikoden Tactics: Not that great of a tactics game, nor a great Suikoden game, but it feels good to have finally completed all the mainline games in the series. I thought Tactics was decent, but it had a lot of flaws, the biggest being the story was bland and absolutely none of the characters were interesting. The gameplay was good, if a bit frustratingly difficult at times.

 

Tales of Zesteria: Probably the worst Tales game I've played, but overall not terrible. The story and characters were good, but the combat and game mechanics were way off. Absolutely the shortest Tales game I've ever played; I was ready for the final dungeon in just over 30 hours, but I did a bunch of sidequests and still beat it under 40 hours.

 

 

Except for finishing up some loose-ends in DQ XI, I'm gonna give RPGs a rest for the remainder of the year and work on getting thru some other non-RPG titles.



#457 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4311 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:27 PM

I haven't been playing too many RPGs lately myself, though I saw the announcement trailer for Lapis x Labyrinth earlier today and it totally looks like my jam:



The last RPG I beat was Ambition of the Slimes. I wrote a review of it here; in short, it greatly emphasizes the "strategy" part of "strategy RPG", but if you can deal with that, and the accompanying difficulty, it's a fun and whimsical little game.
 

Tales of Zesteria: Probably the worst Tales game I've played, but overall not terrible. The story and characters were good, but the combat and game mechanics were way off. Absolutely the shortest Tales game I've ever played; I was ready for the final dungeon in just over 30 hours, but I did a bunch of sidequests and still beat it under 40 hours.

Huh, that is pretty short for Tales. Sounds like it ended up being about the right length, though, if it is as bad as you say.



#458 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:32 PM

I honestly haven't really played anything for about two months until just last week. I've mostly just been reading things for the past two months. November was literally hell for me. I started up playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 with a friend on the PS4, so I'm slowly going through that at two hours a day maximum. So I don't expect to be done anytime soon.

 

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire had its third and final expansion release today too. So hopefully I can pick that up at some point in the next month or so.

 

I've always been somewhat interested in Ambition of Slimes, but I never pulled the trigger to actually play it.

 

Tales of Zesteria: Probably the worst Tales game I've played, but overall not terrible.

I see you haven't played Tales of Symphonia 2 then. Though I agree that Zesteria isn't that good, but Tales of Berseria is a lot better despite being a prequel set in the same world. They've made a lot of changes in the wrong direction with their last four games or so. Particularly with how equipment is, which is rather annoying.



#459 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:12 AM

Huh, that is pretty short for Tales. Sounds like it ended up being about the right length, though, if it is as bad as you say.

I thought it was the perfect length for such a lackluster Tales game. If it were another 10+ hours long, it would have been a worse game, so I think the short length helped it.

 

I see you haven't played Tales of Symphonia 2 then. Though I agree that Zesteria isn't that good, but Tales of Berseria is a lot better despite being a prequel set in the same world. They've made a lot of changes in the wrong direction with their last four games or so. Particularly with how equipment is, which is rather annoying.

I actually didn't hate ToS 2, but yeah, I guess you're right, its probably worse than Zesteria. However, ToS 2 did have better villains; Zesteria's villains were so bland (unlike ToS 2's Alice, who was the true star of that game).  The whole equipment stuff with the skills was just more complicated than it needed to be. I mean, if you gotta have 30 skits just to explain how equipment skills work, its probably too convoluted, eh?

 

I've heard a lot of good stuff about Berseria, and I'm looking forward to playing it eventually, but I think I may play Vesperia next when the remaster is released next month. Never played the 360 one, and I've always heard how its one of the greatest Tales of games.



#460 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2018 - 05:23 PM

I was given :ps4: Battle Chasers: Nightwar as a Christmas gift, so I started that up and am pleasantly surprised by how good it is. It is a solid turn-based RPG, with excellent graphics, good music, and some good ideas on the combat system. I remember back in the late 90's when the Battle Chaser comic was out and how it took forever between issues, then the artist finally just shelved it, ending it after less than 10 issues without finishing the story, and I never thought much about it since this game. It has inspired me to dig it out of my old comic collection and reread it...maybe someday in 2019 I'll get around to that.

 

 

So, what RPG's are everyone looking forward to in 2019?

 

 

My personal picks are the new Fire Emblem, and SMT V for the Switch, but the Tales of Vesperia remaster will be the next big RPG title I tackle. Not much of a Kingdom Hearts fan, but I know a lot of folks are really looking forward to that one. I'm also hoping that Wastelands 3 will be good.



#461 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:38 PM

I played Battle Chasers a bit and yeah, it's a pretty decent game. Put it down for co-op with a friend on something else and never went back to it though. Never seen the comic for it either. I (mostly) had X-Men comics growing up.

 

 

2019 titles? Let's see...

 

Nioh 2

Shin Megami Tensei V

Cyberpunk 2077 (Probably not 2019)

 

I do have some interest in Wasteland 3, Psychonauts 2, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Fire Emblem as well. I backed Bloodstained, so I'll see how that turns out too. More on the side of random Indie games, I'm somewhat interested in Wargroove that's an ode to Advance Wars as well as Indivisible if it ever gets released. It'd be nice if Beyond Good & Evil 2 released in 2019 as well, but it's probably more Action-Adventure than RPG.

 

I have no interest in Kingdom Hearts 3 either. I didn't care for the Disney aspects in the second that bugged me too much to continue playing. I felt like that aspect took a nosedive in quality compared to the first one. I'll also be ignoring anything developed by Bioware, Bethesda or any Bethesda engine. Sad that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is Switch only, so I may not get it as I don't want to pay for Online that I'd only use for a week or two at most.



#462 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4311 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:31 AM

So, what RPG's are everyone looking forward to in 2019?

Right now, just Etrian Odyssey Nexus, the Grandia remaster, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Lapis x Labyrinth interest me. Etrian will be a preorder or day one purchase for me, as usual, and I'll probably wait and see on the rest.

Oh, and Ys IX was announced recently, though not for a platform I currently own (PS4), so I'm hoping a PC version of that comes about. I'm a few Yses behind, though. Also still waiting on Barkley 2 :razz:

#463 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8708 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:06 PM

Right now in 2019 I am really looking forward to The Other Worlds and if somehow Cyberpunk happens to come out, that. I will probably get Town and SMT V just to have in the collection but eh, got too much in the backlog to really focus on them. As this point RPG's are either buy if I think they may be a limited quantity thing, come with day one physical bonuses (steelbook, soundtrack etc) or wait for a sale unless I play one day one playing them.

 

I really want to go back to DQ XI, was enjoying what I played before I stopped but between RE 2 Remake and Anthem (assuming it's actually good), I don't want to stop midgame 45-50 hours in just to switch games and not come back to DQ XI (only have about 10 hours if that).



#464 panzerfaust  

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:35 AM

getting through BoFIV and i can't get enough of this samurai dog dude

 

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#465 panzerfaust  

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:42 PM

also playing Skies of Arcadia for the first time (using the free verison of redream and works like a charm), just met Ramirez. when villains go into another dimension for their attack you know it's about to hurt:

 

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#466 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:08 PM

Skies of Arcadia was awesome. Those ship battles were great.

 

 

I'm only about 10 hours into Tales of Vesperia. Still not sold on it being the greatest Tales game, but its been good so far. I really like the characters, especially Patty.



#467 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:05 AM

Finally finished Battlechasers: Nightwar, just as I hear its now being ported to mobile. Its a great RPG, very well-done and I hope there's a sequel one day. Especially since the ending leaves it open for one. As for the ending itself, I was a little disappointed by the last boss being way too easy, IMO. I took the time to complete all the side-quests, found all the fish, crafted all the most powerful weapons, and reached the level-cap for all the characters. I'll need to beat the game in New Game+, and kill 2 more of some vampire-type monsters to complete the beastiary, in order to get the plantinum trophy, so maybe I'll get around to doing that one day.

 

 

Now, I can get back to Tales of Vesperia. I'm about a quarter of the way thru that, so I'm gonna push thru and try and get it beaten by the end of April if possible.

 

 

I still haven't decided if I want to double-dip on the re-releases of Tales of Cold Steel 1 & 2 coming in the next few months for PS4. I loved the games and want to support the developers, but I don't think I'll ever have the time to replay these time-eating beasts. 



#468 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4311 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:39 PM

I've been playing Disgaea 4 lately. It's quite good, and the story is already my second-favorite in the series (so far), after the first game's. Was hoping to beat it before my cross-country move early next month, but I haven't been sleeping well for the past week or so and don't have the energy for it :cold:

 

We're going to be bringing our Switch for the drive back to the East Coast, and picked up Diablo III (and some other games) to play when we're not on the road. I wasn't sure about buying Diablo III again, but after finding out that Adventure Mode can be played in that version without going through the campaign (again), I was fine with it.



#469 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:17 PM

I still haven't really been doing much. I did beat Divinity: Original Sin 2 in co-op with a friend and a couple misc co-op indie games, but that's mostly it. I do wish Skies of Arcadia got a good remake or some kind of halfway decent spiritual successor though.

 

I think right now I'm really waiting on the fan translation of Trails to Zero to be complete so I can go through that and then run through Trails to Azure in a poorly translated state so I can be ready for when Trails of Cold Steel III releases later this year. Don't think I'll get Cold Steel 1 & 2 on the PS4 for a while since I've already bought it three times previously. Sometime down the road I hopefully will though.

 

Other than that I suppose I really want to play Cadence of Hyrule that was announced for the Switch as I liked Crypt of the NecroDancer quite a lot. I haven't got around to playing my copy of Valkyria Chronicles 4 yet either, nor my playthrough of Pillars of Eternity 2 which I'm undecided if I play normal or turn-based now.



#470 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:49 AM

Finally defeated Tales of Vesperia: DE. It was a good game. I really liked the characters (especially Yuri and Patty) and the story was good. I doubt I would classify it as my favorite of the series (still think Symphonia/Xillia/Graces F were better IMHO), but its certainly not as bad as Symphonia 2 or Zestiria. Solid "Tales of" RPG, so if you like others in the series, you'll enjoy it, no doubt.  I really rushed thru it and didn't do any sidequests or search for the best weapons or whatever, so I might go back thru this game in the New Game+ mode someday.

 

 

I guess now I'll get back to .hack//G.U. Last Recode. I've played the first two "episodes" so now I'm on to the third game. The first two were around 20-ish hours to beat, so I'm hoping the last one is around there too. From what I've heard, the fourth "episode" is mostly cut scenes? Not sure, but it wasn't released in the US until this collection, so I doubt its very long, I would guess.



#471 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:54 PM

Unless the ported version of Vesperia tracked sidequests, they were extremely elusive for a lot of them. Near impossible to figure out without a guide or talking to everybody at every chance you get. It was pretty ridiculous to be honest. When it came out I really enjoyed it though. Not sure how it would stand up now more than a decade later

 

I don't really have any clue about .hack//G.U. unfortunately. It was one I never played on the PS2 and while I own Last Recode, I haven't put in enough time to be knowledgeable about it really.

 

My PS+ sub ran out recently. I thought I had that going until 2021 though, weird. I'll have to look into that to make sure I'm right I suppose. Since I'm barely buying anything at the moment, there's not much as I've been occupied with a bunch of other miscellaneous things. Granted I have more than enough backlog to keep me going until next year. My desire to play games has dwindled a bit too.



#472 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2019 - 05:42 PM

I appreciated Vesperia's classic Tales formula, but the combat became tedious towards the end. You are right about those sidequests; they are impossible to find without a guide, so I didn't even try. I stumbled into a couple, like the snowboarding mini-game which was kinda neat, but the greater majority of them I missed because I just followed the story. If I ever do a replay, I'll be sure to follow a guide, but I don't see me replaying it for a long time; maybe when it gets a remaster on the PS7.

 

 

I would recommend playing .hack//G.U. in pieces, playing other games in-between episodes, because its not that deep of a game. I'm sure if I had tried to plow straight thru the whole thing I'd be dreadfully bored of it a long time ago. The combat never really evolves and characters barely gain any new abilities when leveling up. It seems like its more of a visual novel in a lot of ways with simple dungeon crawls and simple combat just to get you to the next story bit. Its interesting, and has some good ideas that aren't always executed as good as they could be, but its structure is stuck in the early 2000's internet and MMO-era.



#473 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:48 AM

I've tried giving World of Final Fantasy Maxima a chance, but its just not something I can see myself playing. The main characters aren't that interesting, quite annoying actually, and the chibi-pokemon-ish gameplay with the whole head-stacking stuff just isn't doing it for me.

 

 

I'm currently trying to give Dark Rose Valkyrie a chance, but I don't know about this game either. Even after all the thousands of tutorial screens, I'm still not convinced the battle system is worth drudging thru the VN harem sim part of the game. I'll give it some more time, but I think its going to continue to disappoint.



#474 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:00 PM

Yeah, I borrowed World of Final Fantasy from a friend and couldn't get into it as well. Granted I can't really get into Pokemon, but I don't exactly dislike the gameplay type.

 

As for Dark Rose Valkyrie, I grabbed it cheap and tried it. It's the usual Compile Heart type of game that I feel isn't very well designed and rather grindy. Like World of Final Fantasy, I dropped playing through it without having sunk too much time into it. Outside of Neptunia games which have a lot of the same/similar flaws, I don't very much like Compile Heart games.



#475 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:28 AM

I've never been a fan of the Compile Heart games either, but thought I'd give this one a chance. I also got it for rather cheap and I'm glad I didn't pay much for it.

 

 

Been playing a lot of Persona Q on my lunch break at work. Its been so long since I played Persona 3 (about 10 years!), and I've forgotten all about the cast in that game, so I started off using the Persona 4 cast, since I replayed P4Golden not too long ago. I'm really liking it so far. The guts of the game is pure Etrian Odyssey, but its the character interactions that make it so entertaining. Working my way thru the second dungeon now, and its convinced me to buy Persona Q2 once it comes out in a couple months. Interacting with all the Persona 3 cast makes me wish for an HD remaster of the game. Add in the FES content and the Female MC stuff from the PSP version, and it would be awesome. I always liked the darker story elements of P3 compared to the others Persona titles.



#476 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:07 PM

Ahh shit, Baldur's Gate 3 was announced by Larian Studios. They're the ones who made Divinity: Original Sin 1 & 2. They're one of two devs that I have at least some competence in to pull this off. Here comes the Illithid invasion. Mine Flayer spawning set to maximum disgust. No seriously, it's super disturbing and they somewhat showcase it in the announcement trailer.

 



#477 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4311 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2019 - 02:24 PM

Now that moving's (mostly) done, I finally dove back into Disgaea 4; got through Episode 8, and am nearly done with Episode 9. However, I've hit something of a wall. Although the standard enemies on what I assume is the last map of Ep. 9 are manageable, the boss is ridiculously tough, with all of their stats in the thousands. They're so powerful, they can one-shot my strongest party member, who is currently at Lv. 91, iirc. On top of that, they regularly dodge roughly half (or more) of the attacks I throw at them. I've attempted it three times so far, the latter two after rounds of grinding and character tweaking. However, it looks like I'm going to have to do a lot more Item World grinding to get past it.

It's especially frustrating since I've been enjoying the story in this one more than Disgaea 3 (even though it's gone off the rails somewhat in Ep. 9). Disgaea 3 was also on the easier side, though, and I beat it without many trips to the Item World. That difficulty seems to have been ratcheted up a bit for Disgaea 4; I've already spent more hours with it than the entirety of Disgaea 3.
 

Ahh shit, Baldur's Gate 3 was announced by Larian Studios. They're the ones who made Divinity: Original Sin 1 & 2. They're one of two devs that I have at least some competence in to pull this off.

Guessing the other studio would be Obsidian?

Anyway, it's neat news for WRPG fans, especially given how long it's been since Baldur's Gate II.

#478 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:08 PM

Yeah, depending on how you go about moving forward in Disgaea games you can hit walls pretty easily. I personally never finished 3 & 4 as I didn't really care much for the way the story went with them. Ended up dropping them and not really enjoying them. Out of all the ones I've played, I feel like I've enjoyed 2 the most, then 1 and finally 5. Based on other opinions I've read, I seem to be an outlier with regards to preferences in the series. Though I think I may have only liked 5 for the battle mechanics being much more smooth than I remember with past Disgaea games. I have difficulty playing grid-based SRPG games that are functionally slow now-a-days.

 

Guessing the other studio would be Obsidian?

Anyway, it's neat news for WRPG fans, especially given how long it's been since Baldur's Gate II.

Yeah, but they're now owned by Microsoft so it likely wouldn't happen. I'm hoping they kinda go the route of Pillars of Eternity 2 where they had two modes. The real-time with pause and the old time-y turn-based that the genre was known for. Mostly since they're teasing that they're planning to do something never before seen or something to that effect.

 

Honestly surprised that Wizards of the Coast is actually green-lighting this though.



#479 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3025 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2019 - 06:05 PM

The only Disgaea game I've played is 3, and I never beat it. Got a little past halfway and got stuck on a boss fight, needed to grind a bit, and just never went back to it. It was an okay game, but it hasn't ever left me wanting to play any of the other titles.

 

 

 

I have re-started another game that I got stuck in a few years back and giving it another go. Hooked up my Wii U, and have dove back into Xenoblade Chronicles 1 again. Last time, I got about 10 hours into it and was stuck on some giant mech boss that you had to use chain attacks to take it down, and that's when I realized I was painfully too low level and needed to grind. Anyway, getting my feet back into it has made me realize the depth this game has.

 

I've also been throwing my lunch breaks at work to playing Persona Q. I'm at the end of the second labyrinth, and I really like it. Although, they really cranked up the "annoying flirtatious womanizing Teddie" bits and I wish they hadn't used that joke so much since its getting old now. Other than that, the interactions between the P3 and P4 crews have been great to watch.

 

 

My most-hyped-for game out of E3 is Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I've never been a huge FE fan, only dabbled in a few of the games here and there, but the Treehouse segment I watched for it made it look so great, with a ton of depth. Really looking forward to it the most. The FFVII remake is looking more hopeful. I'm also glad FFVIII is finally getting the remaster treatment. Still not enough Sword & Shield info to determine which of the two I want to get. I was really hoping for a Mana Collection physical copy, but I'll eventually pick it up digital I guess.



#480 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6514 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:46 PM

The only Disgaea game I've played is 3, and I never beat it. Got a little past halfway and got stuck on a boss fight, needed to grind a bit, and just never went back to it. It was an okay game, but it hasn't ever left me wanting to play any of the other titles.

 

 

 

I have re-started another game that I got stuck in a few years back and giving it another go. Hooked up my Wii U, and have dove back into Xenoblade Chronicles 1 again. Last time, I got about 10 hours into it and was stuck on some giant mech boss that you had to use chain attacks to take it down, and that's when I realized I was painfully too low level and needed to grind. Anyway, getting my feet back into it has made me realize the depth this game has.

 

I've also been throwing my lunch breaks at work to playing Persona Q. I'm at the end of the second labyrinth, and I really like it. Although, they really cranked up the "annoying flirtatious womanizing Teddie" bits and I wish they hadn't used that joke so much since its getting old now. Other than that, the interactions between the P3 and P4 crews have been great to watch.

 

 

My most-hyped-for game out of E3 is Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I've never been a huge FE fan, only dabbled in a few of the games here and there, but the Treehouse segment I watched for it made it look so great, with a ton of depth. Really looking forward to it the most. The FFVII remake is looking more hopeful. I'm also glad FFVIII is finally getting the remaster treatment. Still not enough Sword & Shield info to determine which of the two I want to get. I was really hoping for a Mana Collection physical copy, but I'll eventually pick it up digital I guess.

There is a physical copy of Collection of Mana:

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6352162