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#61 ghost1914  

Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:41 PM

It's bizarre but the flat trade in value for Ratchet and Clank has been going up at GS. It's now $12.50. I got $20 for it because of the 60% bonus thing (not a Pro member so didn't get the 70%).

Makes the decision to go digital even easier.

It was $8 just yesterday.


Wow thanks for the heads up on that. Going to trade mine in tonight and get it digital.

#62 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6411 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:51 PM

Wow thanks for the heads up on that. Going to trade mine in tonight and get it digital.


Should note that that bonus is for six games traded in. But even $12.50 is amazing. Still profit $4.50 by going digital.

#63 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1169 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:00 PM

Is there currently a $15 off $75 on eBay? I want to make sure I take advantage of it if there is before I buy the psn credit

 

Nope


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#64 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   65937 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:01 PM

Thanks! Having a PSTV as well as a PS4, is there one that would be better to jump into first? Think the PSP and Vita games are all PSTV compatible.

Or should I just go for Disgaea 5?

Jeanne D'Arc might be a good game to grab for PSTV. Loved it back when it came out, as it has a beautiful Level 5 art style, an anime-meets-Joan of Arc story, and solid FFT-style combat that is well done.


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#65 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6411 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:04 PM

Jeanne D'Arc might be a good game to grab for PSTV. Loved it back when it came out, as it has a beautiful Level 5 art style, an anime-meets-Joan of Arc story, and solid FFT-style combat that is well done.


Yep! I got that a while ago and it is a really great game. Of course, haven't finished it as with the rest of my backlog but was impressed with what I played.

#66 chriscolbert   Push Me, Pull Me CAGiversary!   2858 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:20 PM

I just checked and I still have all of my Eternity Splinters. They even gave out four of the Marvelous Loot Boxes to people that played it before now.

Unless you're talking about right at the launch of the open beta where they gave out about 900 Eternity Splinters to people when prices for the base heroes rose from 400 to 525 or something like that, but they hadn't adjusted the amount they gave you after the tutorial. They adjusted that later on and got rid of the bonus Eternity Splinters since it wasn't necessary, but you would've had to stop in such a weird place, not buy any heroes, and just be coming back to it. You still would not have lost anything, but just missed out on getting an extra hero or one of the higher-priced heroes.


Thanks for the info. I'm waiting for the update to download and I'll check it again.

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#67 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:36 PM

Yeah, I'm not a complete noob to SRPGs but sounded like this was incredibly deep and you have to spend a lot of time knowing stats, etc, to do well. That has me a bit scared off. So I'd like hear from others on this as well.

 

Disgaea is surprisingly friendly, imo.   It just has a ton of depth - the game essentially takes the concept of grinding and 'gamifies' it completely.   The easiest example are the item dungeons -- say you find a Sword.  Want to upgrade it?   Easy, just enter the sword's 'item dungeon', which is level after level after level of procedurally generated dungeon.  Keep doing that til it kicks your ass, and when you leave your weapon will reflect your progress.   Oh, on the way you may have rescued inhabitants you can then further customize the weapon with, because why not?

 

Combat is on one hand fairly traditional SRPG fair - grid based combat, every spell and attack might have a different range/aoe/etc.   But then there are also colored blocks on the ground that have different affects, and you can chain them for mass damage and beat many levels using only those [in fact, I'd argue it's the best way to beat many levels].

 

Then the story... which is actually pretty simple and straightforward.  The depth and craziness is all on the side.

 

That said, if you're a beginner to SRPGs and want a starter SRPG, Jeanne D'arc on the psp is perfect.  Actually, God Wars on vita is a good way to start too if you want trophies, etc.



#68 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:01 AM

Can i get opinions on:

 

 

My Night job   [beat em up horror game]

 

aedis eclipse generation of chaos

 

fat princess adventures

 

stikbold

 

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#69 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   65937 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:15 AM

Yep! I got that a while ago and it is a really great game. Of course, haven't finished it as with the rest of my backlog but was impressed with what I played.

If you haven't played Valkyria Chronicles or the remaster, get that when it's on sale next. It should've been the revolution for how to evolve SRPGs with more natural third-person shooter-style design, but the genre died on consoles and regressed to handhelds with grid-based combat for the most part.


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#70 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   65937 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:25 AM

Can i get opinions on:

 

 

My Night job   [beat em up horror game]

 

aedis eclipse generation of chaos

 

fat princess adventures

 

stikbold

 

strike factor ex

Fat Princess Adventures is a solid Diablo clone with the charm and style of Fat Princess.


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#71 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6411 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:28 AM

Disgaea is surprisingly friendly, imo. It just has a ton of depth - the game essentially takes the concept of grinding and 'gamifies' it completely. The easiest example are the item dungeons -- say you find a Sword. Want to upgrade it? Easy, just enter the sword's 'item dungeon', which is level after level after level of procedurally generated dungeon. Keep doing that til it kicks your ass, and when you leave your weapon will reflect your progress. Oh, on the way you may have rescued inhabitants you can then further customize the weapon with, because why not?

Combat is on one hand fairly traditional SRPG fair - grid based combat, every spell and attack might have a different range/aoe/etc. But then there are also colored blocks on the ground that have different affects, and you can chain them for mass damage and beat many levels using only those [in fact, I'd argue it's the best way to beat many levels].

Then the story... which is actually pretty simple and straightforward. The depth and craziness is all on the side.

That said, if you're a beginner to SRPGs and want a starter SRPG, Jeanne D'arc on the psp is perfect. Actually, God Wars on vita is a good way to start too if you want trophies, etc.


Thanks for the detail on Disgaea! Actually just played the demo of 5 (didn't realize there was one) and liked what I played so going to pick it up.

If you haven't played Valkyria Chronicles or the remaster, get that when it's on sale next. It should've been the revolution for how to evolve SRPGs with more natural third-person shooter-style design, but the genre died on consoles and regressed to handhelds with grid-based combat for the most part.


Actually, I did have the original on PS3 but never got to finish because sold the console to get my PS4. But, it is an excellent game, so definitely have to get the remaster one of these days.

You're right about it being a natural evolution -- particularly combining the shooter aspects. It's ashame the new game apparently is not even close to the original in gameplay. All they had to do was a true sequel. Sad.

#72 kanekiken  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:53 AM

I see a lot of people saying Ratchet and Clank is a steal, but I've never played any of the games. I did play a few demos back on the PS3, but I never actually played any of them.

Should I pick up R&C on the PS4? I'm not sure how it plays, but it looks fun.

#73 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   65937 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:05 AM

I see a lot of people saying Ratchet and Clank is a steal, but I've never played any of the games. I did play a few demos back on the PS3, but I never actually played any of them.

Should I pick up R&C on the PS4? I'm not sure how it plays, but it looks fun.

It's a great third-person shooter/platformer. You don't need to have played any of the other games since it's a remake of the original.


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#74 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8200 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:40 AM

I think it was a joke

It was indeed a joke. Lighten up Frisky.

This is why the Steam thread has a special font for sarcasm. :bouncy:


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#75 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:52 AM

I see a lot of people saying Ratchet and Clank is a steal, but I've never played any of the games. I did play a few demos back on the PS3, but I never actually played any of them.

Should I pick up R&C on the PS4? I'm not sure how it plays, but it looks fun.

 

It's a light platformer, mostly a third person shooter with tons of great weapons [let's make them disco dance!].   Great sense of humor, great feel, etc.   A true classic.
 



#76 Althax   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   847 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:54 AM

Anyone ever play Plague Inc: Evolved and want to share impressions?

#77 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6411 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:56 AM

Started playing the Crash Bandicoot trilogy and, wow, this is the way to do a remaster. Having to get used to the ridgid platforming controls (actually got a game over on the first stage falling into the pits over and over, lol).

But man does it look gorgeous.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:03 AM

In the last day, there has been news of a "PS Vita Gamecard to microSD adapter". Sounds great that we soon don't need to worry about buying expensive vita memory cards. Only con that comes to mind, not sure if this will work with my digital store purchases, and if it relies on older firmware.


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#79 karekano126   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:25 AM

Thanks for all your efforts Frisky!!

#80 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

edit, nm, misread something for the division as being for ghost recon.



#81 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:58 AM

Does shadow of mordor GOTY edition ps4 have a different trophy set than the original release?   It's so dirt cheap I'm considering rebuying even though I plat'd it.



#82 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8200 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

Does shadow of mordor GOTY edition ps4 have a different trophy set than the original release?   It's so dirt cheap I'm considering rebuying even though I plat'd it.

Yes.

 

 

Started playing the Crash Bandicoot trilogy and, wow, this is the way to do a remaster. Having to get used to the ridgid platforming controls (actually got a game over on the first stage falling into the pits over and over, lol).

But man does it look gorgeous.

Yeah, I really wish I had a Pro already so I could play it.


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#83 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   65937 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:23 PM

Made a video for the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy where I run into a level in the first game where I nearly wipeout with about 17 lives going in:

 


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#84 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:26 PM

New thread! Awesome! Thanks Frisky!


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:10 PM

I ended up picking up God of War 3 and Akiba's Trip. So far Akiba's Trip is just garbage and I wish I didn't buy it. I'll probably buy Adrift before the sale ends.

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#86 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:24 PM

I just noticed the PS3 Harry Potter lego games are on PS4.   Are there any other PS3 lego games that have been ported?  my google failed me.



#87 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2017 - 08:18 PM

I just noticed the PS3 Harry Potter lego games are on PS4.   Are there any other PS3 lego games that have been ported?  my google failed me.

There are other Lego games that were released simultaneously on PS3 and PS4, but the only port after the fact was Harry Potter.  Lego City Undercover was ported from the Wii U, as well.


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#88 chriscolbert   Push Me, Pull Me CAGiversary!   2858 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:27 PM

I just can't decide if I want to pull the trigger on Crash yet. I have hundreds of games in my backlog I've never touched but that series does hold a special place in my gaming nostalgia. I would like to think with it already being 39.99 that it won't drop quite as soon as most but who knows.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:26 AM

Was able to trade Ratchet PS4 even for a $20 steam card at Gamestop.



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:56 AM

Would you recommend "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" for someone that dislikes Walking Simulators, but likes good stories?


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