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PSNOT 3.0 - The least worst thread on CAG anymore! But it still sucks.


#44581 pitfallharry219  

pitfallharry219

Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:52 PM

The snack cracker/pretzel filled with stuff?

Exactly.



#44582 ProfessorStotch   Banned CAGiversary!   13756 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

ProfessorStotch

Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:32 PM

It's OK he can hang out with the losers of CAG and topside until his ban from the cool kids club is over.

#44583 theheroweneed  

theheroweneed

Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:09 PM

Look what I got:

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#44584 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8232 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:00 PM

Merry Christmas PSNot and Discord too!

#44585 ProfessorStotch   Banned CAGiversary!   13756 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

ProfessorStotch

Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:39 AM

Damn sorry I forgot about you Jimbo. You're not a loser. And that's the highest praise I can give someone, so don't take it lightly.

#44586 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37692 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:19 AM

Merry Christmas, everyone.

 

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Pirate's Curse > Half-Genie Hero > Risky's Revenge



#44587 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:32 AM

Merry Christmas except I'm late by 32 minutes!

#44588 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   5809 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:39 AM

I got a lump of coal.

#44589 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 26 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

I got a lump of coal.

And deservedly so.

 

(I have no idea)



#44590 blueArcana   Congratulations CAGiversary!   1114 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 26 December 2016 - 08:41 PM

I got a lump of coal.

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#44591 TheCro   wot CAGiversary!   4609 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2016 - 08:50 PM

I got Home Alone 2 on NES



#44592 Sagemoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3763 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Sagemoon

Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I played a lot of party hard and pokemon. 



#44593 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   11170 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

guardian_owl

Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:00 PM

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I played a lot of party hard and pokemon. 

How are you liking party hard?



#44594 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:17 AM

Trophy card check. First one was easy peezy!

#44595 TheCro   wot CAGiversary!   4609 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:19 AM

EZPZ



#44596 ProfessorStotch   Banned CAGiversary!   13756 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

ProfessorStotch

Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:50 AM

Trophy card check

#44597 munkywawa   Cross only does a ground pass. Box does a cross. CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:59 PM

Trophy card check

How are you liking YouTube?  A stranger told me a year ago that it crashed on them so I'm wondering if it's still an unplayable buggy mess.



#44598 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:26 PM

Should be Lego Avengers or Grim Fandago on the trophy card here.

 

Edit:

Even with ad-block on I still get weird banner ads here. Pre-order a PS4 on Amazon?

PS3 Games?  Does Cheapy have this  running on a computer set to 2013?


Edited by eldergamer, 28 December 2016 - 04:28 PM.


#44599 ProfessorStotch   Banned CAGiversary!   13756 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

ProfessorStotch

Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:28 PM

How are you liking YouTube?  A stranger told me a year ago that it crashed on them so I'm wondering if it's still an unplayable buggy mess.


It's probably one of the best apps I've ever used. It's nearly perfect in just about every way. The controls and presentation are amazing.

3.5/5 diamonds

#44600 munkywawa   Cross only does a ground pass. Box does a cross. CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:32 PM

STUPID PLUS ANNOUNCEMENT WAS 2 MINUTES LATE.  I WANT A REFUND, SONY!



#44601 munkywawa   Cross only does a ground pass. Box does a cross. CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:33 PM

BTW:

 

Day of The Tentacle Remastered, PS4 (Cross buy on PS Vita)
This War of Mine: The Little Ones, PS4
Blazerush, PS3
The Swindle, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4 and PS Vita)
Azkend 2, PS Vita

 

Titan Souls, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)


#44602 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37692 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:50 PM

BTW:

 

Day of The Tentacle Remastered, PS4 (Cross buy on PS Vita)
This War of Mine: The Little Ones, PS4
Blazerush, PS3
The Swindle, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4 and PS Vita)
Azkend 2, PS Vita

 

Titan Souls, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

I'm glad I got the Titan Souls plat last month to make the face-slap sting less.



#44603 theheroweneed  

theheroweneed

Posted 28 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

Damn, just bought Titan Souls recently. Excited for This War of Mine though.

#44604 equistina  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:17 PM

Merry Belated Christmas and Happy Early New Year Everyone

#44605 Fatality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2327 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:13 PM

Merry Belated Christmas and Happy Early New Year Everyone

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#44606 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30690 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:53 AM

Merry Christmas, everyone.

 

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Pirate's Curse > Half-Genie Hero > Risky's Revenge

I heard half genie hero is a lot easier than the first two.



#44607 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30690 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:53 AM

Killer Auditorium HD trophy card!



#44608 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37692 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:42 AM

I heard half genie hero is a lot easier than the first two.

It really is, as long as you find heart containers and have recovery items.



#44609 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13144 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

AvengedBacklog

Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:25 PM

Dishonored 2 trophy card!

Really hoping I can blast through this stealth run by Saturday. Not optimistic after the game crashed on me twice last night...

#44610 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   11170 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

guardian_owl

Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:49 PM

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Corpse Party: Blood Drive is the 3rd and final entry in the Heavenly Host tale. The previous games were available for PC and then eventually ported to PSP. The first game, Corpse Party, is like a Japaneses horror movie in video game form. A group of friends stay late after school to have a party for a student that is transferring to another school. In order that they will be friends forever they do the "ever after" charm. However something goes wrong with the charm and the friends find themselves in a rundown and twisted school populated by ghosts, ghouls, and deadly traps. The original game was a lean and horrific ghost story and by far my favorite of the series.

The second game, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is 90% a companion piece to the first game. The various chapters take place before Corpse Party 1 with more character back story. It also features several tales set in an alternative universe which follows after one of the non-true endings in the first game. There are also a few chapters which show how events played out that we only saw the aftermath in the first game. The other 10% (where the titular "Book of Shadows" comes from) is the last chapter which is really just a tease for the 3rd game.

Corpse Party: Blood Drive, ended up being a pretty big disappointment. Forget narratively or gameplay, technically it is horribly optimized. Long load times to start the game and then once you are into it there are length load times for everything. Enter a new room, hell, just accessing the menu has a few second load time. Coming direct from Book of Shadows in which there is hardly any load time it's pretty jarring.

Narratively it's also a pretty big disappointment. As they have mined the character development of the core group over the last 2 games they are still present but they aren't really the focus. All the attention is mainly paid to new characters who are figures in a feud between dueling, ancient magical organizations. The Devs have also opted to over-explain and retcon the origins of the purgatory that trapped the protagonist. Tracing the origins to witches burned at the stake and contained with demonic pillars and other bullshit. The goal of this game is to stop nefarious forces from merging the two worlds into one. It's world building in silly overblown ways. It's the difference between the movie "Pitch Black" which had a simple premise and the sequel "Chronicles of Riddick" which choked on its attempt to expand the scope of the universe in new, silly ways.

Gameplay wise it's also not that exciting. It basically boils down to many, many chapters of fetch questing for items to progress past some obstacle. New to this game is the mechanic of a flashlight that runs on batteries. The Heavenly Host school is darker this time which means it is difficult to see weak points in the floor that break when stepped on as well as razor wire strung along the ground. Hitting either will deplete your health. I'm not sure how one was originally supposed to use this mechanic, move a few feet, toggle on to see obstacles up ahead and then turn it back off to converse battery? Weak floorboards you can listen for because on the tiles all around it will squeak but it is not possible to see razor wire in the dark. At some point the developers realized the mechanic was just broken gameplay wise and patched in the ability to have infinite flashlight battery by pressing SELECT. The long menu load times also made changing batteries a pain if you choose to forgo using the infinite battery.

It's definitely a case of diminishing returns. I absolutely loved the first game, had several chapters I loved out of the second game, but the devs seems to have misinterpreted what made the Corpse Party series great and emphasized all the wrong aspects. There is not a single death which made me cringe or wince in this game and I saw all the bad endings (it's required for the plat). It plays more like some kind of high-stakes supernatural thriller. I would say stick to just the first and maybe second game and not bother with Blood Drive. All of it's technical, narrative, and gameplay aspects range from fair to poor.