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#1171 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

deadofnight

Posted 22 April 2018 - 02:36 PM

Damn. After finishing all the character story missions in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus I found out I can't get the platinum trophy because I'm playing on a Playstation TV. One of the trophies requires the Vita's motion controls, and the Playstation TV has no way to emulate that. That's a shame. I got the platinums for Estival Versus and Bon Appetit. I would have liked to have gotten this one too.

I have Peach Beach Splash, but it's a few games back into my queue of games I want to play next.



#1172 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5636 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2018 - 12:43 AM

Well, I wasn't planning on playing God of War but since my friend seems to have bought it digitally, it was pre-loaded onto my console. Just glad it's not another Arkham Asylum style brawler nor a hack'n'slash action game or else I probably wouldn't be playing it. I find it better than the older style God of War games. Much more like Tomb Raider in design with more confrontational melee combat. Plus if you've watched enough Marvel movies that deal with Thor and Asgard, then you'll probably know a lot of these words as it takes place in Norse mythology.



#1173 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13522 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:51 AM

Batman actually spoiled all games in that department for me. God of War is good, the combat flows ok enough but it's still clunky in certain situations, such as being cornered without a CD. I guess, I'm just not feeling a rhythm with it yet and reminds me why I started to not like old GoW combat because it felt like you start to have too many options for attacks and doesn't quite combo nicely. That's my only real complaint with the game though; everything else is just knocking it out of the park. It's a really well crafted game and maybe the combat will come together once things are unlocked (it would be great to have a gap closer or something to keep a combo flowing).

 

I also don't understand if enemies have glowing weak spots or not. Fighting the first mini-bosses seem to have one on their leg and arm, but there's no feedback to tell me if I'm doing something good or not at all.



#1174 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5636 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:44 PM

If there's a weak point, the reticle usually turns a darker red I believe. Often when you hit those points, the enemies stagger briefly I want to say. Weaker enemies are a bit different in that you can throw your axe at their legs to trip them or if they're next to a wall, you can pin them against the wall by throwing your axe. Alternatively you can throw the axe and leave it in them and they'll freeze for a period of time.

 

I've unlocked just about everything for the boy except for the final tier I haven't unlocked for him. For Kratos though, I only have Block Break and Countering Blast unlocked for shields. I have his entire Rage tree unlocked. Most of his ranged combat and about half of Close Combat unlocked as well.

 

Since unlocking all that, combat hasn't changed a whole lot even after unlocking all that. I use the shield skills a lot even though I've only unlocked two. Outside of that the only thing that has changed is how I approach combat depending on the enemy after learning how to fight them solo or in groups of enemies. Mostly I make use of the boy and his various arrow types depending on the need. Usually I stay with arrows that stun on him.



#1175 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13522 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:50 PM

Ah, yeah I haven't been using shield like at all; I just wanna smash and dodge. The tutorial moves too fast and they show you things once ever so I never understood how to use the shield properly. I'd get all these slow-mos after blocking and would try different buttons with nothing working. Been too lazy to look it up. :lol:



#1176 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

deadofnight

Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:47 AM

I played through the first two chapters of Drakengard 3. The frame rate is kind of rough, but I'm still enjoying the game.

I see it has a story dlc bundle for $30. In four years it's never gone on sale. Nier: Automata and it's dlc is on sale in week 1 of the Golden Week sale. Maybe Drakengard 3 and it's dlc will show up in week 2. If not I might buy it the next time a 20% off code goes out. It's four times what I paid for the game, but there are six prologues in the bundle. They average out to the same amount I spent on the Final Fantasy XV character episodes.

I'm playing with a dualshock 4 and custom controls through a cronusmax. It's good for more than just getting all the Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 swimsuits.



#1177 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

deadofnight

Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:34 PM

I beat Drakengard 3. I liked it. It makes me want to check out Nier as well. I don't have a PS2 or original PS3, so I don't have access to the first two Drakengards.

I guess I'll go for the platinum. Grinding gold for weapon upgrades is going to be boring, but I only have two trophies left. And once I upgrade all the weapons the last trophy will be easy to get. Plus, I'm two platinums away from getting 1000 Sony Rewards points.

For the rhythm game section I played along to a youtube video that had the notes charted. I also switched to using an arcade stick. Hitting all the notes as if they were combo strings made it easier.



#1178 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:08 AM

Wow, I thought the Golden Dragon MHW event ends on the 6th and not the 3rd. So I completely missed that one. That sucks...



#1179 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:09 AM

Also, started playing some Yakuza 0, definitely not as impressed as I thought I would be. The game severely lacks polish, and feels too wonky. Maybe I've been too spoiled by games like GTA, Watch Dogs, Sleeping Dogs...



#1180 Gershomcz  

Gershomcz

Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:30 AM

I missed the Gold event too, but good thing events return. Been grinding the DMC one though then I'll do the Street Fighter one.

 

Also, I've never played a Dragon Quest game before but the new one looks good. I don't know what I'm getting into, but I can't wait.



#1181 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5636 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2018 - 01:13 AM

Also, I've never played a Dragon Quest game before but the new one looks good. I don't know what I'm getting into, but I can't wait.

 

Just a fair bit of warning, the series is very old school in a lot of ways. So while the production values may be good, there are plenty of people who can't get into it because it can be slow or grindy at times, depending on how you tend to go through games.



#1182 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 07 May 2018 - 03:12 AM

Man, the combat in Yakuza 0 is so damn frustrating. 

 

Also, I'm enjoying Majima's story way more than Kiryu's right now.



#1183 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Thatguy1513

Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

Man, the combat in Yakuza 0 is so damn frustrating.

Also, I'm enjoying Majima's story way more than Kiryu's right now.

It feels better when you unlock more combos and stuff in the menus. It's hard to do that though until you have a ton of cash.

#1184 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2078 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

I agree, in all the yakuza games you start off kinda blocky and underpowered.
I try and pick off guys 1on1 or jump kick groups than run away n try to separate them to fight.
After unlocking 4 or 5 moves you'll start fighting silky smooth.
Try to start out using the quicker fighting styles.

#1185 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:07 AM

Wow, while the combat is really clunky in Yakuza 0, the story is pretty captivating. They definitely mastered a style of storytelling that western games haven't yet, with the whole build up, chapters, and cliffhangers. There's a lot of dialogue and slow-paced scenes that really make it seem like a long movie or a television show at times.

 

Most other games usually have story as short breaks in between gameplay, but this one really focuses on storytelling first, with large segments of exposition at a time, interrupted by short periods of free roaming/combat. Very interesting indeed.



#1186 Gershomcz  

Gershomcz

Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:36 AM

Can anyone recommend me some good strategy RPG games/series for any PS system?

 

Something like FF Tactics would be ideal. Also wouldn't mind something like Valkyria Chronicles or XCOM. I haven't really played any other strategy RPGs other than those mentioned.



#1187 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4758 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:16 PM

Can anyone recommend me some good strategy RPG games/series for any PS system?

My recommendations:
Spoiler
 

Something like FF Tactics would be ideal. Also wouldn't mind something like Valkyria Chronicles or XCOM. I haven't really played any other strategy RPGs other than those mentioned.

The only one that really fits what you want is the Disgaea series. It involves a ton of grinding though.



#1188 elessar123  

Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:35 AM

If you don't mind PSP games, there's much more.

 

Jeanne d'Arc

Gungnir

Tactics Ogre

Ragnarok Tactics

Riviera



#1189 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40025 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:41 AM

If you don't mind PSP games, there's much more.
 
Jeanne d'Arc
Gungnir
Tactics Ogre
Ragnarok Tactics
Riviera


Jeanne d'arc is so good.

#1190 Gershomcz  

Gershomcz

Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:25 AM

 

My recommendations:
Spoiler
 

The only one that really fits what you want is the Disgaea series. It involves a ton of grinding though.

 

Thanks. Some of those look like Total War games. Those are some of my favorite games on PC. How well do they play on console since seem like it might be harder to micromanage the battlefield?

 

I know about Disgaea but have yet to play one. I'm thinking of getting the remaster when it comes out later this year.

I was hoping there were more games like that though.

 

If you don't mind PSP games, there's much more.

 

Jeanne d'Arc

Gungnir

Tactics Ogre

Ragnarok Tactics

Riviera

Thanks. I don't mind PSP games or classics as long as I can play them on the VITA or console. Some of those look really good.



#1191 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4758 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:55 AM

Thanks. Some of those look like Total War games. Those are some of my favorite games on PC. How well do they play on console since seem like it might be harder to micromanage the battlefield?

Shadow Tactics is fine with a controller since the developers made the game with it in mind.

 

As for Nobunaga and Romance of the Three Kingdoms, not so much because there are a lot of clicks to go through. Koei did allow great use of the PS4 touchpad for faster, more accurate responses, and it does really help. Overall, I still say the controls could have been a lot better.



#1192 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:42 PM

Well, I finally finished Yakuza 0. Holy crap, what a game! I take back most of what I said, still think the combat is a little frustrating at times, but the story really does make up for it. It is probably the best video game story, in terms of plot and story telling, I have ever experienced. It makes me wanna play the entire Yakuza series now, and I will probably start Kiwami pretty soon. But holy shit, that damn ending was incredible, can't believe this game doesn't have more recognition. 



#1193 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5636 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:25 AM

can't believe this game doesn't have more recognition. 

I say the same thing all the time about the Trails series all the time. I tell my friend about it all the time too, but he never gets around to it even though he owns pretty much all the games.

 

Also the Utawarerumono games on the PS4 as I've heard pretty much nobody mention them. My friend did however play these two games and enjoyed them even though he doesn't really play heavier Visual Novels much like me.



#1194 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

deadofnight

Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:34 PM

I finished Prey, and I started playing Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash. I played through Gessen's story mode, and the gameplay isn't that engaging. Though I haven't played around with the loadouts or leveling up yet. I like the story scenes in the Senran Kagura series, and collecting cards is kind of neat.

The training missions were oddly funny. My attention was split between reading how to play the game and reading what the characters were saying.

I knew the VR diorama mode was limited to three characters instead of five, but I didn't know you couldn't change the characters into outfits other than the default swimsuits. You can change their outfits in a VR model viewer mode, but that's limited to one character.



#1195 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:27 PM

Supplice told me Kulve Taroth (Golden Dragon event in MHW) will be coming back next week. I missed it last time. Anyone interested in grinding this one out?



#1196 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:41 PM

I finished Prey, and I started playing Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash. I played through Gessen's story mode, and the gameplay isn't that engaging. Though I haven't played around with the loadouts or leveling up yet. I like the story scenes in the Senran Kagura series, and collecting cards is kind of neat.

I forgot how far I got in the story, I might've beaten it but yeah I enjoyed it a bit. It was kinda tiring the schools having the same general story, but there were funny bits.

 

Gameplay is a lot more bearable once you upgrade your character/weapons, and have some OP cards. That way, the flow of the battle is faster and matches go by quicker. I find it most enjoyable switching between different weapons as often as possible, and my favorite is the revolver and dual pistols. 

 

The online is dead, not sure if it was ever alive to begin with, but I wouldn't mind playing some survival if you want, and I found it really fun the one time I found someone else to play that with online. I play on PS4 though.



#1197 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:06 PM

I finished Prey, and I started playing Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash. I played through Gessen's story mode, and the gameplay isn't that engaging. Though I haven't played around with the loadouts or leveling up yet. I like the story scenes in the Senran Kagura series, and collecting cards is kind of neat.

What are your thoughts on Prey? It's near the top of my backlog rn and I want to dive into now that I don't have a high profile game to really occupy my time anymore after platting MHW and GoW.  Also forgot I had SK:PBS, so I might be up to join you guys in a few matches here and there since I've heard good things about it from BRW. 

 

Supplice told me Kulve Taroth (Golden Dragon event in MHW) will be coming back next week. I missed it last time. Anyone interested in grinding this one out?

I wouldn't mind tackling it again a little bit since I never got any weapon I really wanted from the event.  It will take 2-3 runs to beat if we only have one team going at it.  Set it up!



#1198 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

deadofnight

Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

I'll probably only do the modes with stories attached to them in Peach Beach Splash. Maybe I'll go for the platinum if it's not too grindy. I'm kind of disappointed there doesn't seem to be that many side stories. I want to see more Imu with Hikage, and I didn't see Imu in the preview screens.

I did get the platinum for Drakengard 3. I took a guide's advice, and grinded two specific side missions for several hours to get all the money I needed. Dull, but easy.

I thought Prey was great. The story was pretty good, and I really liked the setting. It has a hub world design.

The gameplay is most similar to Bioshock. It also feels a bit like the classic Resident Evils; opening up the map as you play, and your inventory is like RE4. And it has upgrade trees. It feels like it was designed by people who like all the same games I like.



#1199 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

deadofnight

Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:32 AM

Okay, after working with the cards more and switching the difficulties to hard the gameplay became more fun in Peach Beach Splash. I'm leaving the characters at level 2, and my guns are mostly level 2. A couple are level 3. And I'm restarting missions if I lose one life. It's making the missions a challenge. I sometimes curse at the girls like Ryobi.

I made a deck that helped build my soak gauge faster. When I got a temporary endless clip on the Gatling gun on power mode with increased damage I thought this is pretty cool.



#1200 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13522 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:51 PM

Forgot just how deep of a game Dragon's Crown can get once you open up online play. Sadly, Dark Souls will crush my desire to delve deeper tomorrow, just like FFXIV did last time this game came out. I promise to revisit the game this time! Maybe. Probably not. Played GoW for only 4 hours so far. . .