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#8371 Das_Regal   oh god CAGiversary!   1356 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2022 - 05:40 PM

This month is for me. I love the Dragon Quest and Assassin's Creed series. I can't wait.



#8372 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72654 Posts   Joined 19.5 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 13 October 2022 - 06:48 PM

There's a new PS Stars campaign on the app for playing a game to get a Banana Boomerang.



#8373 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11350 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2022 - 06:52 PM

Star Ocean: The Divine Force demo impressions:

 

To sum it all up meh is my main feeling.

 

I played the PS5 demo, but it's not optimized for PS5. Even under the performance setting there was some slowdown in battle, which for the graphics is kind of unacceptable. This is a PS4 game through and through, but I wont count it against it. The graphics are average looking and could have been on the PS3 even. The models for non main characters are laughably generic and feel out of place next to the main characters. All the terrain is really just OK and generally bland overall. The main characters also feel very generic and bland looking. They do stand out a little with their outfits at least. The effects in battle are also PS4 quality. The music is generally good, but some of it is very generic. The town themes are decent though.

 

The controls are good for the most part although there is a lot of menus that are somewhat slow loading at times (pauses here and there on the PS5). In combat everything just feels free form and not as clean to control. It's not as easy to see tells to dodge unless it's a huge enemy attack. You get a new mechanism outside of battle and in it for movement and it generally works well to explore this vast generic land.

 

The systems for the game are good for the most part. There is a lot of fluff in level ups with a grid system similar to Dragon Quest 11, but with what seems to be less customization. You can go anywhere on the grid, but the level up points aren't a lot, so unlocking on the grids is slow. The combat system has this combo system thing where skills learned can be applied to part of the combo for three of the buttons. This works okay enough, but some skills don't seem combo worthy like magic ones and really weird charging ones and such. It's a way to get a variety of skills going, but it's clunky for sure. You can also upgrade a companion you get with gems you find, and this is mainly fluffy, but can help out a little in battle. You see enemies out in the field so you can choose to fight them or not.

 

The story is as basic a Star Ocean story as can be. You play a captain and the ship goes down leading you to be on a more underdeveloped planet. Then you adventure on the planet with the people you meet. It's not too exciting and there was no big revelations in the demo. The characters seem very one note right now with a curious princess, a young rebel captain guy, and the princess' overprotective steward. They are bland and generic, but not the worse. I can see potential for the main character and probably the princess, but the other guy is just there. There will be more playable characters, but what was here wasn't exciting.

 

Overall I feel the game should feel a little more optimized to not have slowdown in combat and sometimes on the field with the generally simpler graphical system. Nothing is exciting here, and I feel this is going to be a very generic game overall. It feels lesser budget and I love Star Ocean (1-3 mainly). I don't think it's going to review well. I would give it a 6.5/10 right now, which on my scale is good and playable, but not exciting. I hope it comes out better than what I played.



#8374 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6427 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2022 - 07:05 PM

I have a bad feeling about the future of Tri-Ace.

#8375 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5305 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 13 October 2022 - 08:25 PM

I just want star ocean 2 on modern consoles so I don't have to dig out my PSP

#8376 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6427 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2022 - 10:23 PM

I’m pretty sure I’ve logged more hours on my PSP since the start of the 8th generation than on any 8th or 9th gen console.

#8377 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7809 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 13 October 2022 - 10:24 PM

I just want star ocean 2 on modern consoles so I don't have to dig out my PSP


They have refused to localize it every time they ported it.

#8378 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   4551 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2022 - 11:34 PM

Why the Fuck hasn't square done a HD remaster of Parasite Eve?  Shit would print money.



#8379 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72654 Posts   Joined 19.5 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 14 October 2022 - 12:00 AM



#8380 spoderman  

Posted 14 October 2022 - 12:04 AM

The text for the Star Ocean demo is so tiny, almost like it was designed for PC first lol



#8381 beenaround  

beenaround

Posted 14 October 2022 - 01:01 AM

I just hope by the time the next Monster Hunter console game drops Sony stops being slack ass about custom plates.

#8382 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72654 Posts   Joined 19.5 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 14 October 2022 - 03:24 PM



#8383 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   8283 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 14 October 2022 - 09:16 PM



#8384 Vindicated30.6   Your father smelt of elderberries! CAGiversary!   197 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Vindicated30.6

Posted 14 October 2022 - 09:45 PM

I was planning on doing a franchise run of God of War. Sounds like a good time to put that into motion.



#8385 NeedleInTheHay   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1310 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

NeedleInTheHay

Posted 14 October 2022 - 09:52 PM

Does it count if you already beat it? You obviously can’t get the trophy to pop a second time.



#8386 AJBlue7  

Posted 14 October 2022 - 10:12 PM

Does it count if you already beat it? You obviously can’t get the trophy to pop a second time.

Yes it counts and you're entered into the contest. Just make sure you "unlock"  the contest from the Sony Rewards page.

 



#8387 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   4417 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2022 - 10:12 PM

Does it count if you already beat it? You obviously can’t get the trophy to pop a second time.

Just saw this on the webpage after registering.

 

lf you’ve previously completed God of War and earned the “Last Wish” end-game trophythen you'll automatically be entered into the sweepstakes.

#8388 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1608 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2022 - 01:01 AM

They keep adding more Ape Escape rewards to PS Stars.  Are they competing with the ape jpg NFT market?



#8389 bers817  

Posted 15 October 2022 - 01:18 AM

You can still get two $10 PSN ($20 total) for $10 every month after coupon by doing it in-store first and then online immediately. Just make sure to screenshot the $5 off code (via GS app) before going into a store. The $5 off coupon code disappears from the app once you used it in-store.


You convinced me to sign up for a pro membership, thanks!

#8390 Hypebeast69  

Hypebeast69

Posted 15 October 2022 - 02:41 AM

Yeah I already platinum’d it this summer. Not expecting to win with my luck tho lol

#8391 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72654 Posts   Joined 19.5 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 October 2022 - 08:27 PM

There's a new PSVR campaign on Stars for just playing a game. Doesn't have to be a PSVR game.

#8392 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72654 Posts   Joined 19.5 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 October 2022 - 09:49 PM



#8393 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   4137 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 02:45 AM

PSN question following a weird experience if anyone knows what happened.  I hardly use PSN anymore due to my decision to wait on another ps5 model and also their change to a horrible website.

 

I redeemed a code on ps4 console for the Nioh 2 Season Pass (the voucher from the SE expires 3/23 and I didn't want to forget)
The code showed the contents of the season pass on the verification screen, as it normally would
After redeem, it gave me an error message saying try again later
If I enter the code again, it now says it's been used.  
When I check the season pass content on web browser, it says unavailable for purchase (perhaps because my account owns it now?)
But through ps4 console it does not show me owning any of the dlc or season pass, allows me to buy them if I wanted.



#8394 ausu  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 05:34 AM

After redeem, it gave me an error message saying try again later

If I enter the code again, it now says it's been used.  

have you tried checking your purchase history? 

 

i don't think you would download anything for the season's pass, but rather it would unlock things by owning the season's pass.



#8395 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   4137 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 05:50 AM

have you tried checking your purchase history? 

Yes.  Right now I get "You already own another version" if I view the SP or any of the dlc items.  The link takes me to https://library.play...ently-purchased, where nothing Nioh 2 related or any recent transaction is shown at the top of the list.
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My conclusion so far is that particular dlc is messed up on the psn store.



#8396 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   4417 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 04:20 PM

PS Stars is pretty bugged for me.  I have completed two of the challenges, but nothing registers.  

 

Probably come back to it when they have less issues.  



#8397 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3316 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 06:27 PM

PS Stars is pretty bugged for me.  I have completed two of the challenges, but nothing registers.  

 

Probably come back to it when they have less issues.  

That's why I haven't even looked at PS Stars. New shit is always buggy (not just form Sony) so no need to waste my time until it's been out for a while.



#8398 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   8283 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 17 October 2022 - 10:06 PM



#8399 Das_Regal   oh god CAGiversary!   1356 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 10:10 PM

My god the points rewards on Playstation Stars are a terrible joke. 5 of them is equal to two cents, which means the 50 reward for the campaign is two dimes. The cheapest game on the list is $20, which is a 1% reward rate for a limited time campaign. Absolutely insane. Nintendo Rewards are 5x this for everything in the entire store, unlimited.



#8400 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   5158 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 10:27 PM

My god the points rewards on Playstation Stars are a terrible joke. 5 of them is equal to two cents, which means the 50 reward for the campaign is two dimes. The cheapest game on the list is $20, which is a 1% reward rate for a limited time campaign. Absolutely insane. Nintendo Rewards are 5x this for everything in the entire store, unlimited.


I bought a $20 game and got 200 points, which would be about 4% back in rewards. Nintendo is 5% back, so I guess it’s slightly worse then Nintendo.

Microsoft is still the king of rewards. I bought a $40 PlayStation game the other day with all Bing points from Microsoft.